September 2, 2014

Medina
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Colts’ Keene hungry for big season

Rick Noland The Gazette Cloverleaf’s Jon Keene is hungry. Not only for the peach cobbler he can whip up just like Mom and Grandma or the trout he catches or rabbits and deer he hunts, but for success on the football field. Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 350 pounds, the senior offensive tackle will play a Read More…

Pirates’ Slone an old-fashioned lineman

Two-way lineman Ryan Slone is a little bit crazy, but Black River football coach Al Young has no problem with that. “He’s a loose cannon, there’s no doubt about that,” Young said of the 6-foot-2, 210-pound senior. “He’s always been one of those kids who had fun playing, but this offseason he’s really taken hold Read More…

Bucks’ Scott has need for speed

With a ton of talented juniors, the Buckeye football team could be very good next season. But Nate Scott and the rest of the 11th-grade group are still planning on doing some big things in 2014. “We’re looking like a solid team coming off a good year last year,” the wide receiver/cornerback said of the Read More…

Kendel on fire for Bees

Medinas' Scott Schweppe brings the ball up the field past Highlands' Noah Nerlich during the first half. (Aaron Josefczyk photo)

Dan Brown The Gazette MEDINA — Justus was served Thursday night at Medina Memorial Stadium. Senior forward Justus Kendel had a pair of second-half goals to wrap up an efficient 3-0 victory over MedinaCounty rival Highland in non-league action. Despite the Hornets having the edge in possession, the Bees’ ability to take advantage of every Read More…

Son of former Highland wrestling coach killed in Monday plane crash

Staff and wire reports A small rented airplane crashed and burned shortly after takeoff Monday, killing four college students who were taking a sightseeing flight around Cleveland after their first day of classes. The four men were students at Case Western Reserve University. Three were members of the varsity wrestling team. The wrestlers were identified Read More…

Girls soccer: Loss gives Highland extra motivation

Highland’s Mari Ley battles for the ball with Olmsted Falls Taylor Hurt in the first half. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — Sometimes the best thing to do after a loss is to get back on the field. That was the case for Highland’s girls soccer team, which bounced back from a bitter three-goal setback earlier this week by taking out its frustrations on Olmsted Falls in the form of a 5-0 non-league victory Read More…

Volleyball: Eager Cloverleaf bests Black River in opener

Cloverleaf’s Samantha Flora gets a kill against Black River’s Danielle Jenkins in Game 1. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

SULLIVAN TWP. — For 19 days, the Cloverleaf volleyball team had been itching to play in something that mattered. The Colts, pardon the pun, held serve in practice and did their best in scrimmages leading up to their season opener against Black River. But practice was exactly that, so Cloverleaf wasn’t about to hit the Read More…

Girls soccer: Expecting more, Medina pulls out win

Medina's Hannah Ludwig works to control the ball against Copley's Courtney Campbell during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Chalk it up to opening-night jitters, but the Medina girls soccer team didn’t put together the effort it wanted or expected Monday. Despite that, the nationally ranked Bees still found a way to pick up a goal late in regulation to edge a pesky Copley squad 1-0 in non-league play at Medina Memorial Read More…

Highland Schools break ground on $8 million sports complex

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School board members shared the job of breaking ground for the district’s new $8 million sports complex with members of the Highland High football team. At a ceremony Monday night in Granger Township, officials said they can’t wait for the community to visit and enjoy the new sports complex at the school when it’s completed Read More…

Medina’s Teske makes verbal commitment to Michigan

  MEDINA — Incoming Medina junior Jon Teske verbally committed to the University of Michigan on Thursday. Teske, a 6-foot-11 center, selected the Wolverines over archival OhioState. As a sophomore, Teske averaged 10.3 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.9 rebounds as Medina reached the Copley Division I District championship. He is expected to have a much larger Read More…