June 24, 2016

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High school baseball: Loeding’s big season helps Highland reach new heights

Greg Loeding attacks. Period. End of story. The Highland baseball team’s senior catcher is a little bit of a throwback. He is chivalrous around adults. He increases the family laundry bill by blocking balls in the dirt. He has a hard-nosed personality teammates love. Just don’t give him the take sign on a 3-0 pitch. Read More…

College track: Medina’s Wasik leaving UCLA, undecided on next stop

Steele Wasik is on the move. The multi-event track and field athlete has decided to leave UCLA after two years. Wasik is looking at other schools but is undecided where he will be in the fall. With the Bruins, the Medina native qualified for the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. He finished 12th Read More…

Medina County Sports Hall of Fame: Lumpkin won nine state titles for Bees

Emilie (Rymer) Lumpkin competed in high school gymnastics for three seasons at Medina, meaning she could have medaled a maximum 15 times at the state meet. Lumpkin ended her illustrious, unparalleled career with the Bees with nine gold medals, four silvers and a fourth-place finish, then went on to an outstanding four-year career at the Read More…

High school tennis: Cloverleaf’s Hanna advances undefeated to state tournament

AKRON — Austin Hanna is heading to the state boys tennis tournament with a perfect record. The Cloverleaf junior claimed the Akron Division II District championship Saturday by beating Hawken’s Ryan Leizman 6-2, 6-2. Earlier in the day, Hanna defeated Norton’s Justin Csepe for the fourth time this spring, posting a 6-3, 6-0 victory in Read More…

High school softball: Medina wins share of GCC with win over Elyria

ELYRIA — The Medina and Elyria softball teams played their final game of the season Friday afternoon with a conference title on the line. It was only fitting that the game, just as the season, was a battle down to the wire. In the end, Medina came away with an impressive 11-5 victory and a Read More…

Devils, Grizzlies pocket district titles

  BRUNSWICK – The Ohio High School Athletic Association sent the district championship trophy to Brunswick in advance and the Blue Devils girls track team made sure it stayed there. The team topped the field at the Brunswick Division I District with 114 points Friday. The Pasadyn sisters acted as a big part of the Read More…

Bees earn share of GCC title

Paul Williams The Gazette ELYRIA — The Medina and Elyria softball teams played their final game of the season Friday afternoon with a conference title on the line. It was only fitting that the game, just as the season, was a battle down to the wire. In the end, Medina came away with an impressive Read More…

High school baseball: Highland hangs tough, gets win over Wadsworth

BARBERTON — Odds are favorable that no one on the Highland baseball team will be remembered among the school’s all-time greats. These Hornets instead are made up of hard-nosed 16-, 17- and 18-year-olds who don’t give in. Two outs from its season ending in the Barberton Division I District semifinals Wednesday, fourth-seeded Highland scored twice Read More…

Division II softball: Keystone shakes off early deficit, powers past Cloverleaf to win 3rd consecutive district championship

LAGRANGE — The new kid on the block landed the first knockdown Wednesday. However, the experienced fighter connected on the haymaker that ultimately won the fight. Top-seeded Keystone got the KO, downing third-seeded Cloverleaf 7-1 in a Division II district softball final. The Wildcats (25-4) move on to play the Miller City district winner in Read More…

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High school softball: Medina comes up short against Walsh Jesuit, but seniors have long list of accomplishments

BARBERTON — While one game remains for the Medina softball team, seniors Jessie Holzman, Morgan Rittenhouse and Allison Stack can take a bow. The fourth-seeded Bees saw their postseason end Tuesday with a 5-1 loss to top-seeded Walsh Jesuit in the Barberton Division I District final, but what the trio has done is pretty amazing. Read More…