April 25, 2015

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Bowling MVP: Shannon Jones’ hard-working attitude resulted in individual berth at state

Wadsworth senior Shannon Jones is the inaugural Gazette MVP for girls bowling. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

There was symbolism in Jodi Bowers’ labor of love. As the winter season dragged on, the Wadsworth athletic secretary would head out of the athletic department to the posters of the school’s swimming and bowling teams hanging on the walls while armed with tape and a little hope. Every day virtually all of them needed Read More…

Softball: Alex Pasco, Highland revels in the rain

GRANGER TWP. — Even Mother Nature couldn’t knock out the Highland softball team. While rained washed away every other game in the area Thursday, the Hornets played on and the elements were no match. Neither was Copley, which fell 7-3 in Suburban League play against a team that is pushing all the right buttons this Read More…

Baseball: Wadsworth ekes out victory against Highland

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GRANGER TWP. — The boring way is the Wadsworth baseball team’s way. The Grizzlies don’t apologize for that, either. Highland coach Jay Grissom had a different reaction — he lowered his head and shook it side to side — as junior Chris Byers tossed a shutout and Wadsworth scored its run without a hit Wednesday Read More…

Wrestling: Brady Chrisman ends year in style, becomes All-American

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When Brady’s Chrisman’s wrestling season ended one match short of the state tournament, the Medina 132-pounder hit reset and made some new goals. As a result, Chrisman can now call himself an All-American. Chrisman, along with Bees coach Chad Gilmore, headed to Virginia Beach, Virginia, to participate in the National High School Coaches Association Nationals Read More…

Softball: Highland rallies in seventh to pick up win against Wadsworth

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WADSWORTH — For a softball team with no seniors and only four juniors, character wins are always a welcome sight. Even when they come in the second game of the season. Such was the scene Wednesday, when Highland staged an improbable rally in the final two innings to knock off Wadsworth 4-3 in Suburban League Read More…

Softball: Black River stressing positives

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SULLIVAN TWP. — As far as openers go, it wasn’t bad. It wasn’t all good for the Black River softball team, either. The Pirates played good enough to win but still found themselves on the wrong end of a 3-1 non-league loss to Elyria Catholic on Tuesday at Dorothy Chapman Field. “Truthfully, I’m very happy Read More…

Bowling MVP: Brunswick’s Eric Bator always found ways to excel in big-time moments

Brunswick senior Eric Bator is the inaugural Gazette MVP for boys bowling. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Teams poked and prodded to find Eric Bator’s boiling point, but the Brunswick senior always had the safety valve to release the pressure. In a sport where coaches say 90 percent of success is cerebral, Bator stood above the rest. When his Blue Devils bowling team was in 10th place after two games at the Read More…

Gazette swimming MVP: Brunswick’s Cassandra Pasadyn never let size get in way of success

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Standing 5-foot-2 and weighing 100 pounds on a good day, Cassandra Pasadyn doesn’t look like a hulking figure. Put her anywhere near water, however, and the 2015 Gazette MVP in girls swimming turns into a viper. Unquestionably the leader for Brunswick this season, the sophomore used her stature to saturate the record books for the Read More…

Medina County All-Stars: MVP Nate Armagost dominates in the second half

Brunswick's Nate Armagost scores over Highland's Brogan Scott and Ben Hauser during the second quarter. Armagost was the Hoopla MVP. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — The Towers of Power were locked, loaded and ready to dominate. Brunswick center Nate Armagost and power forward Eric Bulic were the best players on the Buckeye High floor Tuesday in the boys “Hoopla! Medina County Senior All-Star Game, but only one could be named MVP because there was only one trophy. Read More…

Medina County All-Stars: Paige Salisbury puts on MVP showing

Brunswick’s Paige Salisbury pushes the ball up the floor past Highland’s Erica Peterlin and Wadsworth’s Aubrey Virgin in the fourth quarter. Salisbury was named MVP of the game. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — Paige Salisbury was the last player to arrive for the girls “Hoopla!” Medina County Senior All-Star Game, but it took the Brunswick senior no time to show she was the best player on the court at Buckeye High. Held up by a softball scrimmage and not on the court for warm-ups until Read More…