February 6, 2016

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College signing: Wadsworth’s Braumbaugh finds home at Wheeling Jesuit

Jake Braumbaugh

WADSWORTH — Sometimes high school seniors can overthink the recruiting process. Wadsworth’s Jake Braumbaugh isn’t one of them. A 2014 Gazette MVP in boys swimming and two-time All-Gazette selection, Braumbaugh found everything he wanted in Wheeling Jesuit (W.Va.). While Cleveland State, Manchester University (Ind.) and John Carroll expressed strong interest, in the end the Division Read More…

College signing: Pharmacy program lures Schaefer to ONU

Jacob Schaefer

MEDINA — Many prospective college athletes look at schools as a way to better themselves in their sport. Medina’s Jacob Schaefer was looking for a university that would better him four or five years down the line. While the 2015 Gazette MVP in boys soccer will no doubt get better on the pitch with Ohio Read More…

High school basketball: Top seeded Grizzlies get bye, Highland gets second-seed tiebreaker for playoffs

For the Wadsworth girls basketball team, playing fellow Northeast Ohio power Solon in the final regular-season game was more important than Guaranteed Win Night in the sectional semifinals. The unanimously top-seeded Grizzlies (18-1) stuck to their guns Sunday at the annual tournament draws, selecting a bye in the Medina Division I District for the second Read More…

High school basketball: Lyon, Catron help Highland girls move into first-place tie in SL American Division

Highland-SLIDE

GRANGER TWP. — Two games, 32 minutes apiece. They are what separate the Highland girls basketball team from history. Getting a mistake-filled but incredibly resilient performance from their undersized, Marlee Profitt-less eight-player rotation Saturday, the Hornets used second-half scoring brilliance from Emily Lyon and clutch free throws by Sam Catron to defeat Tallmadge 40-38. Highland (16-3, Read More…

High school basketball: Cloverleaf’s Civittolo matches county single-game record with 39 in win over Triway

Lexi Civittolo

SHREVE TWP. — Cassie Schrock and Tanya Ross have company. Anyone associated with the Cloverleaf girls basketball program knew what Lexi Civittolo accomplished Saturday wasn’t out of the realm of possibility. The versatile senior took over a non-league game at Triway, pumping in points at an absurd rate in the second half. When Civittolo hit Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick beats Solon to keep pace atop GCC

Brunswick-SLIDE

BRUNSWICK — The “#15as1” warm-up T-shirts are more than a catchphrase. They’re a way of life for the Brunswick boys basketball team. Getting contributions from everyone Friday, the Blue Devils overcame a slow start against shorthanded Solon in Greater Cleveland Conference play. A new hero arose every few minutes as Brunswick kept the aggressive, hard-nosed Read More…

High school basketball: Roupe, Benson help Black River pull out PAC Stars win over Brookside

SHEFFIELD — Three nights after using a fourth-quarter eruption to take Oberlin to overtime, Black River’s boys basketball found itself in a similar situation Friday night at Brookside. The Cardinals, who have only won one game this season, took two leads on the Pirates in the fourth quarter before Black River pulled out a 57-51 Read More…

High school basketball: Highland rides Matejin’s hot hand to Suburban League win over Aurora

Isaac Matejin

AURORA — Once he got the hot hand Friday, there was little anyone could do to slow down Isaac Matejin. The Highland senior scored a career-high 25 points, including 18 in the second half, and pulled down nine rebounds as the Hornets edged Aurora 52-47 in Suburban League American Division play. Matejin caught fire after Read More…

High school basketball: Wadsworth has night to forget in loss to North Royalton

Wadsworth-SLIDE

WADSWORTH — Senior nights are supposed to be games of pomp and circumstance with memories to last for decades, if not a lifetime. There won’t be many moments the Wadsworth boys basketball team will want to remember after a 45-31 Suburban League National Division loss to North Royalton on Friday. While there might have been Read More…

High school basketball: Teske hits milestone as Medina beats Euclid in GCC tilt

Jon Teske

MEDINA — “Jon Teske from Ben Geschke.” Those were the words of public address announcer Jim Wienczkowski with 1:40 to go in the third quarter of the Medina boys basketball team’s 72-50 Greater Cleveland Conference victory over Euclid on Friday. Wienczkowski has made that rhyming proclamation at least 50 times over the last two years, Read More…