May 27, 2016

Medina
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High school tennis: Wadsworth wins first league title since 1976

GRANGER TWP. — Will Hutchinson and Jaret Yost will never forget their final Suburban League match. Nor will anyone else on Wadsworth’s boys tennis team. The seniors won the SL National Division Tournament title at second doubles Monday, which was the decisive point as the Grizzlies earned their first league championship since 1976. Wadsworth (34 Read More…

High school baseball: Wadsworth protects ‘the Swamp’ with Suburban League win over Hudson

WADSWORTH — Protect “The Swamp,” baby. The timing couldn’t have been better for the Wadsworth baseball team, which believed it was facing a virtual must-win situation Wednesday against Hudson. There was no way the Grizzlies were going to lose on the 3-year-old home field they call “The Swamp” — a nickname that stuck early on Read More…

High school softball: Brecksville’s big bombs befuddle Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — The Wadsworth softball team came into its Suburban League National Division game with Brecksville on Wednesday riding an eight-game winning streak. After an 8-2 loss to the Bees, the Grizzlies will need some help if they want to win or share the division title. “It’s a killer,” Wadsworth coach Mike Schmeltzer Sr. said. Read More…

High school baseball: Munoz’s mighty swing helps Medina over Brunswick

BRUNSWICK — Dillon Munoz was supposed to ride the pine. Then he was supposed to bunt. Neither happened. Munoz instead unleashed the swing of his life Tuesday, crushing a two-run, opposite-field home run in the top of the seventh inning to help Medina’s baseball team stun rival Brunswick 3-1. The senior outfielder began the Greater Read More…

High school softball: Highland sets tone early in win over Copley

GRANGER TWP. — Two-year starter Alex Pasco couldn’t play Tuesday due to food poisoning, but the Highland softball team didn’t go sour in her absence with a 5-0 Suburban League American Division win over Copley. Knowing the Indians (4-10, 2-7) knocked off previous conference co-leader Tallmadge 9-7 the day before, the Hornets (8-6, 7-1) kicked Read More…

High school baseball: Brunswick beats Medina to spoil Bees’ GCC title hopes

MEDINA — Playing spoiler can be pretty sweet. The Brunswick baseball team delivered a crushing blow to Medina’s Greater Cleveland Conference championship hopes Monday, scoring two unearned runs in the top of the seventh inning and holding on for dear life to win 8-7. The Blue Devils (6-7, 4-4) ended the wild game that lasted Read More…

High school softball: Keystone beats up on Buckeye

YORK TWP. — The sleeping giant stirred Monday, and the Buckeye softball team took the brunt of it in a 16-2 Patriot Athletic Stars Division loss to Keystone. A program that measures success by state titles (3), final four appearances (14) and district titles (28), the Wildcats were upset by Black River last week to Read More…

Colts don’t capitalize on chances

WESTFIELD TWP. — Rain delayed a non-league conference game between the Cloverleaf and Wooster softball teams. Then the Generals rolled in minutes before the contest was supposed to be played. Add the fact that it was Friday and it had all the makings of a trap game. Unfortunately for the Colts, it was as the Read More…

Progress continues on Cloverleaf High School grandstand

Construction crews took advantage of the warm weather this week to work on the new grandstand at Cloverleaf High School. Superintendent Daryl Kubilus said the project originally was estimated to cost $1 million, but he was “delighted” when the bid came back at about $800,000. The project’s expenses are covered through permanent improvement funds in Read More…

Hammertime: Brunswick’s Lessman to play volleyball at Edinboro

BRUNSWICK — Edinboro University has locked up one of the hardest hitters in Northeast Ohio. Brunswick outside hitter Amanda Lessman — nicknamed “The Hammer” for her powerful spikes — will continue her volleyball career with the Fighting Scots. The 5-foot-9 senior also was recruited by Mount Union, Seton Hill and Clarion, but found a perfect Read More…