July 30, 2015

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Clady jumps at chance to coach again

Albert Grindle The Gazette YORK TWP. — A seven-minute car drive from Buckeye High to home was enough for Ron Clady to end his self-imposed coaching hiatus. The LiverpoolTownship resident stepped down in 2009 after 10 seasons as Wellington girls basketball coach to focus on his three children, immediately going from the varsity sideline to Read More…

Brunswick girls win Amherst Regional title

Jonathan Huff The Gazette AMHERST — The Brunswick girls track and field team had a flare for the dramatic Friday at the Amherst Division I Regional. With only the 4×400-meter relay left, Brunswick needed a win to win the meet. Events went its way all day, so why should the last be any different? The Read More…

Cloverleaf’s Austin Hanna carries county’s hopes

Austin Hanna

COLUMBUS — For the seventh time in nine years, the Cloverleaf caravan has traveled to Central Ohio. Sophomore Austin Hanna will compete in the state boys tennis tournament this morning, continuing an unprecedented run by one school in Medina County history. Hanna, who finished sixth at the Oberlin College Division I District, challenges Dublin Coffman Read More…

Lacrosse: Medina banks on experience in seventh straight trip to state

The 2015 Medina girls Division I state semifinal lacrosse team. (PHOTO PROVIDED)

WESTERVILLE — The X factor for the Medina girls lacrosse team at the state level has always been experience. A squad that has made the Division I semifinals seven seasons in a row, the Bees (10-7) always seem to have an advantage — especially in the nerves category — when it gets to the round Read More…

From high school to college to coaching, cross country was part of Karen DeVries

Legendary Indiana high school cross country coach and Wadsworth native Karen (Friend) DeVries will be inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame during
June 11 ceremonies at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Lisa Gayle Grayson | The Gazette It is no coincidence that each path Karen (Friend) DeVries has taken in her life has led her to where she is today. Like a well-written novel penned by God, DeVries’ journey, which will include her June induction into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame, has been a Read More…

Hall of Fame: Black River was first Class A Medina County volleyball team to make state semis

Members of the 1984 Black River Class A state semifinalist volleyball team in action. Clockwise from upper left are Pam Heilman, Tina Lieb, Deanna Hawley and Melissa Freeman. Sue Leach is in the center. The team will be inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame during June 11 ceremonies at The Galaxy Restaurant in Wadsworth. (PHOTOS PROVIDED / RON SCHWANE ILLUSTRATION)

Lisa Gayle Grayson | The Gazette It was a time when female sports were gaining respect. Black River’s volleyball team advanced to the Class A state semifinals 12 years after Title IX was passed by the federal government. Still, in 1984, sports played by female athletes were trying to establish respect. According to the Feminist Read More…

Medina teams place second at Amherst District

Dan Gilles The Gazette AMHERST — It was a great day for the Medina boys and girls track and field teams Friday at the Amherst Division I District. Both teams finished second in the team standings, with 117 points for the boys (behind Berea-Midpark) and 102 for the girls (behind Strongsville). Among the stellar performers Read More…

Blue Devils have solid day at district

Jonathan Huff The Gazette BRUNSWICK — After their first time hosting a district track meet, the Brunswick teams wound up with a couple second-place finishes. The girls ended with 141 Friday to finish behind only St. Joseph Academy’s 156, and the boys scored 129 to finish behind St. Ignatius (148½). “We moved on most of Read More…

Grizzlies run off with title

Brad Bournival The Gazette MACEDONIA — Moving day, especially in the track postseason, is supposed to be a time where nerves are as big an enemy as the competition. Someone forgot to tell the Wadsworth boys that Friday at the Nordonia Division I District. The Grizzlies had a field day in Boliantz Stadium, capturing the Read More…

Wadsworth learns tough lesson in Softball semifinals loss

Michelle DeAngelis

BARBERTON — The Wadsworth softball team learned a valuable lesson Thursday. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, it ended their season. Up one run heading into the bottom of the third of a Barberton Division I District semifinal against Walsh Jesuit, Wadsworth relaxed for a split second and that resulted in a 9-4 defeat. “Against a team Read More…