June 25, 2016

Medina
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High school softball: Cloverleaf beats Holy Name in barnburner to advance to district finals

LAGRANGE — Coach John Carmigiano was so fidgety during his postgame interview one may have deduced he drank three Red Bulls. Bubbly shortstop Alli Gray was talking 100 mph because, well, that’s what she does. Pitcher Torie Craig was giggling so much she stopped her train of thought and proclaimed, “I’m so awkward at this. Read More…

High school softball: Medina wallops Brunswick to set up date with Walsh Jesuit

BARBERTON — Motivation comes from everywhere for high school softball teams. For fourth-seeded Medina, Monday wasn’t just about beating third-seeded Brunswick for the third time this season in a 16-6 Barberton Division I District semifinal. There was more, especially for some of the players who saw action in 2014. That team saw its two-year streak Read More…

High school baseball: Padua shoots gaps in win over Buckeye

PARMA — The Padua baseball team went shopping at The Gap. With five of their eight hits going for extra bases Monday, the Bruins’ investment in power paid off with a comfortable 5-1 victory over Buckeye in a Cuyahoga Community College Division II Sectional final. Ranked 10th in the Prep Baseball Report D-II state poll, Read More…

High school softball: Luck runs out for Highland against Hudson in sectional finals

By John Urchek The Gazette GRANGER TWP. — The third time wasn’t the charm for the Highland softball team Tuesday, as the Hornets fell 6-5 to Hudson in a Barberton Division I Sectional final. Hudson (13-8) advances to face top-seeded and reigning district champion Walsh Jesuit in a district semifinal Monday at the Barberton Sports Read More…

High school softball: Sixth-inning rally keeps Brunswick alive in postseason

By Anthony Blankenship The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The third-seeded Brunswick softball team kept its postseason alive Tuesday, defeating No. 8 seed Cuyahoga Falls 6-3 in a Barberton Division I Sectional final. On a cold and rainy day, the Blue Devils (14-7) went into the sixth inning down 3-0 after a first-inning error and clutch hit Read More…

High school softball: Holzman hits clutch homer to lead Medina over Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — Jessie Holzman tried to get her point across twice Tuesday. When the center fielder for the Medina softball team failed, she drove it home with authority in a 5-1 Barberton Division I Sectional final win over Wadsworth. After twice failing to get down a bunt in the fifth inning with fourth-seeded Medina (14-6) Read More…

High school basketball: Buckeye assistant Banks named new Cloverleaf boys coach

WESTFIELD TWP. — Cloverleaf athletic director Craig Walkup got his man. Buckeye assistant, Wadsworth resident and Highland graduate Jack Banks has been approved as the new boys basketball coach at Cloverleaf, emerging from a field of approximately 15 candidates. The 50-year-old replaces Marty Ryan, who resigned after compiling a 14-78 record over four seasons. “I Read More…

High school baseball: Loss eliminates Medina from GCC contention; focus shifts to postseason

EUCLID — District championship or bust is the new focus for the Medina baseball team. After maintaining a mathematical chance to win the overall Greater Cleveland Conference title over the prior five days, the Bees’ spirited run came to an end Thursday in a 5-1 loss to Mentor in the GCC Tournament final. The loss Read More…

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…