January 25, 2015

Medina
Flurries
22°F
 

Wills Scores 21 in Buckeye Win

SHEFFIELD — Nick Wills loves being a 6-foot-2 bundle of energy each time he slips on his No. 30 jersey. The junior center was doubly jacked for his first career start Friday and made every second count. Wills scored 16 of his game- and career-high 21 points in the first half, giving the Buckeye boys Read More…

Cloverleaf gym gets a makeover

Albert Grindle The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — Cloverleaf athletic director Craig Walkup wasn’t kidding. The renovated high school gymnasium won’t be confused with the Taj Mahal. But make no mistake: It is light years better than the old version. Using state permanent improvement money from a sales tax, Walkup was the driving force behind the Read More…

Weather alters schedule

Wind chills below zero degrees wreaked havoc on weekend MedinaCounty basketball games, as six games Friday and three today were postponed. On the boys side Friday, Keystone at Black River, Brunswick at Mentor, Cloverleaf at Revere, Highland at Tallmadge, Medina at Strongsville and Nordonia at Wadsworth were wiped out. Only Medina-Strongsville (Feb. 2) and Nordonia-Wadsworth Read More…

Devils win tournament

Chad Grant The Gazette BRUNSWICK — It wasn’t pretty, but it was a win. The Brunswick boys basketball team used defense and huge plays down the stretch to knock off Lexington 41-35 in the Brunswick Holiday Tournament championship game. The Blue Devils (7-0) looked like they were going to blow the doors off the Minutemen Read More…

Bees handle Bulldogs

Brad Bournival The Gazette OLMSTED TWP. — The Medina boys basketball team made sure there wasn’t a sequel — not after a one-point defeat over the weekend in which it gave up 12 of the final 14 points, and not after a three-game losing streak. The victim Tuesday was OlmstedFalls, as Medina blew the Bulldogs Read More…

Grizzlies wake up in time

Albert Grindle The Gazette YORK TWP. — It was the perfect storm for one team and a Titanic collapse for the other. Needing a jolt of caffeine to awaken from its sleepwalking state Tuesday, the Wadsworth boys basketball team used a 1-2-2 press to go on a wild run and take down vastly undersized yet Read More…

GlenOak hands Devils first loss

Brian Dulik The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Canton GlenOak’s girls basketball team relentlessly grabbed rebounds and played terrific defense in the Brunswick Holiday Hoops Classic championship. The host Blue Devils did neither, which led to their first loss since Feb. 25. Senior small forward Dajia Mills scored a game-high 18 points — and won tournament MVP Read More…

Long layoff doesn’t hurt Grizzlies

Brad Bournival The Gazette WADSWORTH — If there were fears of a nine-day layoff, the Wadsworth girls basketball team put them to rest Monday. It came in a tidy 61-45 non-conference win over Wooster during the Believe Roundball Classic. “We did a lot of good things for it being a nine-day layoff,” Wadsworth coach Andrew Read More…

Blue Devils set record in win

Albert Grindle The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Intensity and sportsmanship were the core characteristics. Short of instructing her players to stop trying, Brunswick girls basketball coach Halle Lengal did all she could Monday to keep the score reasonable against Warrensville Heights. With the starting lineup playing approximately 12 minutes, the Blue Devils held the Tigers scoreless Read More…

Naples upsets top seed at MIT

MEDINA – The Medina Invitational Tournament might just have launched another wrestler into the stratosphere. Now in its 40th year, the MIT has a penchant for making names for wrestlers early. Saturday, Aaron Naples of Brunswick took a major step forward. A district qualifier last season, the 195-pound sophomore registered a pin and major decision Read More…