April 19, 2014

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Boys swimming: Newfound work ethic helped make Braumbaugh an elite talent

Wadsworth sophmore Jake Braumbaugh is the 2013-14 Gazette MVP for boys swimming and diving. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION / GAZETTE)

Simply put, Jake Braumbaugh loves being the pool. It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of winter or a hot summer day. The Wadsworth sophomore always can be found putting in time for the sport he loves. So after his first high school season in which he made a name for himself quickly, the Grizzly Read More…

Boys soccer: Medina brings back Simon Spelling to coach

MEDINA — Medina athletic director Jeff Harrison didn’t look far to find a new boys soccer coach. Harrison selected former Bees coach and current high school social studies teacher Simon Spelling to take over the program this fall. The school announced the move Thursday, pending board approval. Spelling takes over for Mark Malikowski, replaced Spelling Read More…

College signing: Ashley Murray will pursue dream at Toledo

Ashley Murray

WESTFIELD TWP. — Ashley Murray’s dream is a simple one. The Cloverleaf distance runner wants to someday compete at the Olympic Trails and represent her country. While reaching that goal won’t be easy, she’s found the right college and coach to help her in that quest. Murray will continue her track and cross country careers Read More…

District boys basketball: A bad day for a bad game

Medina players, left to right, Zach Bennett, Branden Wilkins, Mike Kaminski, Delontaye Morrow and Jon Teske react during the fourth quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

COPLEY TWP. — The Medina boys basketball team started a season that looked promising in November. It had an all-state transfer in Craig Randall, a bulldog power forward in Branden Wilkins and budding Division I talent in center Jon Teske. Add important pieces like Mike Kaminski, Jake Hamel, Evan Schreck, Jordan Bybee, Delontaye Morrow, Zach Read More…

Dulik commentary: Three games and three times the heartache

Peyton Booth

Very few girls basketball teams in Ohio have put together a better three-year run than Wadsworth. The Grizzlies claimed back-to-back-to-back Suburban League titles, a trio of Medina District championships and advanced to the regional finals of each season. There was only one task that Wadsworth was unable to accomplish — and it occurred against the Read More…

Regional girls basketball: Eagles’ size is too much for Grizzlies to overcome

Wadsworth forward Jodi Johnson attempts to put up a shot against Notre Dame’s Tierra Floyd. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

NORWALK — A five-word cliché from Wadsworth center Madison Gilger summarized everything. “It’s hard to teach size,” she said. All the planning in the world couldn’t overcome Toledo Notre Dame Academy’s massive frontcourt Saturday in a Division I regional championship, where the Eagles came away with a 51-42 decision. Notre Dame (24-3), which defeated the Read More…

Brunswick uses big start to finish third at state

  Brad Bournival The Gazette COLUMBUS — Brunswick has set the bar pretty high in boys high school bowling. The first team in MedinaCounty history to make it to the state tournament, the Blue Devils came to Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl and left little doubt they belonged. While a third-place finish in Division I might Read More…

Three 6-footers will be challenge for Grizzlies

Wadsworth's Jodi Johnson dribbles against Berea-Midpark's Jess Barnes during a regional semifinal game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  Albert Grindle The Gazette NORWALK — The challenge of Stasha Carey was passed with flying colors. The newest obstacle in the Wadsworth girls basketball team’s path to the Division I state tournament will be three times as large this afternoon. Toledo Notre DameAcademy features a frontline of 6-foot-2 small forward Tierra Floyd (18.8 pgg Read More…

Brunswick makes first state appearance

  Brad Bournival The Gazette COLUMBUS — Sixteen schools will roll into the Wayne Webb Columbus Bowl today with aspirations of becoming Division I state champions in boys bowling. For some teams, the enormity of the situation will be their downfall. Brunswick shouldn’t fall into that category. The Blue Devils, who are the first boys Read More…

Teske, defense block Bulldogs from moving on

Medina's Craig Randall goes up for a shot against Green's John Davies, right, and Nicholas Reale during the fourth quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Albert Grindle The Gazette MEDINA — Style points in March are overrated. Everyone knew beforehand what the 11th-seeded Green boys basketball team was going to do Thursday against No. 3 Medina in the Copley Division I District semifinals: Maintain patience on offense and bring physicality on defense. That still wasn’t enough, as the Bees countered Read More…