October 21, 2014

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Golf: Bees see hopes of state berth dashed

HINCKLEY TWP. — At least the sun was shining. Nothing else went right for the Medina and Highland boys golf teams at the Pine Hills Division I District on Wednesday, as Medina County was shut out of the state tournament for the second consecutive season. The Bees designed their entire regular season around these 18 Read More…

Soccer: Bucks claim crown, everything clicks at the right time

Mike Peticca | The Gazette YORK TWP. — There are no empty squares on the checklist for the Buckeye boys soccer team as it moves into postseason play. Ideally, a team enters a tournament with good health. The Bucks have their full team together for the first time this season after a rash of injuries. Read More…

Soccer: Medina wins NOC Valley, gets first outright title since 2010

Medina’s Lauren Rafie attempts to head the ball into the goal while being defended by North Royalton’s Dani Giles and goalie Keeley Malley in the first half. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — With four teams alive for a share of the final Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division championship Wednesday night, many at Medina Memorial Stadium were glued to their phones for score updates. Those text messages proved meaningless, however, as the Bees took care of business and defeated North Royalton 4-1 to claim the outright Read More…

Tennis: Exchange student Lisa Wetzel adjusts to new country, team

Medina's Lisa Wetzel. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

As much as Lisa Wetzel’s peanut butter pie was a hit with the Medina girls tennis team, the sophomore has been a bigger star on the court. While the pie didn’t come with plates and had to be eaten out of cups, Wetzel’s play has been nothing but sweet as she heads into the Oberlin Read More…

District golf preview: State at stake, Highland aims for another trip

Alica Porvasnik hopes to help Highland’s girls golf team earn its sixth state trip in a row today at The Legends of Massillon Division I District. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

The Legends of Massillon Division I District has been very kind to the Highland girls golf team in recent years, and there’s no reason to believe the tradition of excellence will end today. Coach Mary Becker’s team is one of the heavy favorites to secure one of the five qualifying spots to the Oct. 17-18 Read More…

High School Football: Brunswick at Elyria

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Brunswick High School senior runningback Mike Bekeny (27) is tackled by Elyria High School junior linebacker Zach Mason (23) on Friday night, Oct. 3.

    ELYRIA — Ultimately, a little bit of luck — good for one team and bad for the other — turned what looked to be a Brunswick win into a loss to Elyria. But it was much more than a tipped, 57-yard touchdown pass with 14 seconds left that produced the Pioneers’ 26-21 win Read More…

High School Football: Wadsworth at Cloverleaf

Wadsworth's Daniel Weinerman turns the corner on Cloverleaf's Tyler Hissom during the first quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

  WESTFIELD TWP. — Dangling fresh meat in front of Grizzlies is never a good idea. Fresh off consecutive losses to open the Suburban League season, the Wadsworth football team was hungry to travel to rival Cloverleaf. The offensive line proved that point, as the Grizzlies rolled to a 35-0 victory that could have been Read More…

High School Football: Black River at Wellington

WELLINGTON — It wasn’t a shock to Black River football coach Al Young that his offense struggled Friday night. With three starters out, a steady rain and a highly motivated Wellington squad to deal with, the Pirates dropped a 28-12 decision in the Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division opener. It was quite a 180-degree feeling Read More…

High School Football: Medina at Strongsville

STRONGSVILLE — When it rains like it did Friday night, it’s best to make sure all the windows are closed. When your football team is playing against a squad averaging four touchdowns per game, it’s a very good idea to safeguard against any holes on offense or defense. Medina played Strongsville tight for the better Read More…

High School Football: Buckeye at Brookside

SHEFFIELD — To say the Buckeye football team is on a roll would be an understatement. The Bucks rolled over Brookside like a herd of hungry deer over a one-foot fence into an unguarded corn field. Buckeye crushed the Cardinals 62-13 in its Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division opener Friday night. The Bucks (4-2, 1-0) Read More…