August 22, 2014

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Wrestling: Wadsworth wrestlers push each other

Wadsworth wrestlers Cody Surratt, left, Darrin Gilkerson, center, and Shane Mast will compete in the ASICS/Vaughn Junior & Cadet National Championships. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WADSWORTH — Much of wrestling is an individual sport. But Wadsworth’s Darrin Gilkerson, Shane Mast and Cody Surratt are happy to be sharing the experience of competing at the ASICS/Vaughan Junior & Cadet National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota this weekend. The three Grizzlies will join a host of wrestlers from across the state in Read More…

PHOTOS: Baltimore Raven Kyle Juszczyk returns to Cloverleaf for camp


Cloverleaf graduate and current Baltimore Raven Kyle Juszczyk visited his alma mater on Monday for the Juice’s Future All-Stars Camp. Juszczyk  and Cloverleaf head football coach Bob Lake worked with players at the camp.

Track and field championships: Steele Wasik dominates hurdles

Steele Wasik has never been so happy with a fourth-place finish. The Medina resident set four personal records, which included breaking the American junior decathlon record in the 110-meter hurdles, en route to a banner day at the USATF Championships at Sacramento State University. “The meet was everything I had hoped it would be,” Wasik Read More…

Pro Kyle Juszczyk to hold football camp at Cloverleaf

Baltimore Ravens fullback and Lafayette Township native Kyle Juszczyk, left, will host a youth football camp at Gene Clark Stadium on Monday. (AP FILE PHOTO)

WESTFIELD TWP. — The “Juice” is back at Gene Clark Stadium. Former Cloverleaf football standout and current Baltimore Raven Kyle Juszczyk will conduct the inaugural Juice’s Future All-Stars Camp, a one-day clinic for kids ages 8-13, on Monday. Registration for the camp will start at 8:30 a.m., with instruction by Juszczyk and members of the Read More…

Girls basketball: Wadsworth coach Mike Moser moving to Highland

GRANGER TWP. — Highland only needed to travel 11 miles south to find the 13th girls basketball coach in school history. With the hope that the revolving door of coaches will finally stop spinning, the Hornets selected longtime Wadsworth boys and girls assistant Mike Moser, pending school board approval tonight. The 35-year-old was hand-picked to Read More…

Track and field: Steele Wasik, Sarah Berger help Ohio win

GRANVILLE — When describing her final high school track meet, Sarah Berger was just appreciative of the honor. To represent Team Ohio and help it to another title Saturday afternoon at the Midwest Meet of Champions was a perfect capper to an already highlight-packed career for the recent Wadsworth graduate. Beating the school up north Read More…

Athlete of the Year: Peyton Booth enjoyed unparalleled success


Peyton Booth’s illustrious and well-chronicled athletic career at Wadsworth High can be summed up in two words: She won. Actually, to do justice to the 2014 Gazette Senior Female Athletic of the Year, four words should probably be used: She won a lot. The 5-foot-10, 140-pound Booth didn’t lose a Suburban League basketball game in Read More…

Athlete of the Year: Andrew Vaughn broke bad habits — then records


They have an extremely tight bond now, but there was a time when Andrew Vaughn was scared to death of Black River football coach Al Young. That’s a good thing, because without that fear, Vaughn might not be the 2014 Gazette Senior Male Athlete of the Year. As a middle school student, Vaughn was blessed Read More…

Medina relay team eyes record at New Balance Indoor Nationals

This weekend will be just the second time this season that the Medina girls 4×1, 600-meter relay team competes together. If Sunday’s race at the New Balance Indoor Nationals goes as well as their first one did, the group of Tarynn Cullings, Sarah Pack, Maria Scavuzzo and Kimmy Vidika may walk away with medals. The Read More…

Boys track MVP: Midseason surgery urged Hunter Williams down stretch


The start of the 2014 track and field season couldn’t have gone any better for Wadsworth’s Hunter Williams. The senior was winning races, taking huge chunks off his times in the sprints and was leading the Grizzlies to another solid season. Then he got news no one wants to hear. Williams had to have surgery Read More…