March 3, 2015

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Teske has big night for Bees

Albert Grindle The Gazette MEDINA — The new home of smashmouth boys basketball is Medina. Feeding 7-foot center Jon Teske like a stud I-formation tailback Friday, the Bees crushed shorthanded Strongsville 64-39 in Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division play. Teske scored all 14 second-quarter points for Medina (10-8, 2-5), which has won five of its Read More…

Grizzlies respect Bulldogs even more

Mike Peticca The Gazette GREEN — The Wadsworth boys basketball team understood the challenge as it prepared to visit Green in a key Suburban League game. The Grizzlies’ respect for the Bulldogs was validated Friday night, as Green overcame a sluggish offensive start to post a 66-53 win. The outcome is worth much more than Read More…

Devils put on impressive performance

Rick Noland The Gazette BRUNSWICK — The Brunswick boys basketball team not only wrote the perfect script, it had some Oscar-worthy performances in the movie. Six-foot-9½ Mentor center Micah Potter was in foul trouble all night and the Blue Devils put on a sensational display in the second and third periods, resulting in an impressive Read More…

Wrestling: Brunswick wins third crown in row

Brunswick’s Garrett Lambert controls Hudson’s Ben Boysel on his way to a 4-0 victory at 132 pounds. RON SCHWANE/CHRONICLE

BRUNSWICK — It turns out the Brunswick wrestling team knows how to hit the curveball. In fact, the Blue Devils know how to do it very well. That was the consensus Thursday after the Blue Devils handed Hudson a 52-19 Northeast Ohio Conference River Division loss. In doing so, Brunswick (9-2, 4-1) clinched its third Read More…

Gymnastics: Blue Devils set sights on districts

Alexx Sikora

CHESTERLAND — The Brunswick gymnastics team has spent an entire year preparing for this opportunity. It arrives Saturday morning at 10, when the postseason begins with the West Geauga Sectional. The top four teams and 12 individuals in each event move on to the Feb. 28 district meet at the same site. The Blue Devils Read More…

Brunswick’s Casey Klaus natural leader in and out of the pool

In his first year of swimming for Brunswick’s team, Casey Klaus set a record in the 100 breaststroke and became a valuable leader. AARON JOSEFCZYK/GAZETTE

Spend five minutes with Casey Klaus and it’s difficult not to become a fan of the Brunswick swimmer. A driven athlete whose performances are trumped only by his outgoing personality, Klaus has joined the Blue Devils team and in two months turned into an instant success in and out of the pool. When Vince Colwell Read More…

Restrained Swarm of Medina Bees returns to courtside bleachers

Members of the Swarm, Medina High’s student spirit group, don neon colors for their return to courtside bleachers Tuesday night as they cheer on the Bees during the home game against Hudson High School. (KATIE ANDERSON / GAZETTE)

The Swarm of Medina Bees fans lit up the courtside bleachers in neon Tuesday night during the home game against Hudson High School. Members of the Swarm, Medina’s student spirit group, stood on the courtside bleachers to cheer on their team Tuesday. But the group didn’t rush onto the court when Medina won by nine Read More…

Wadsworth manages to hold off Cloverleaf

Wadsworth's Joel Kipfer gets fouled by Cloverleaf's Braedon Hansen in the second quarter. Photo by Judd Smerglia

WADSWORTH — Six of the 10 starters were playing through illness, and the Wadsworth-Cloverleaf boys basketball game reflected that in every way. Despite frequent lifeless play from both teams that snowballed in the fourth quarter Friday, someone had to win, and the Grizzlies finally eked out an ugly 42-35 Suburban League victory to stay 2ᄑ Read More…

League-leading Bulldogs nip Hornets

GRANGER TWP. — It takes a special performance to top a powerhouse team. Such an effort, however, doesn’t guarantee victory. The Highland boys basketball team learned that Friday night, when it nearly handed Green its first defeat but instead lost 55-53. “We played well,” Highland coach Michael Murphy said after the compelling Suburban League matchup. Read More…

Quiring scores career-high 19

STRONGSVILLE — Michael Quiring’s teammates and coaches have been encouraging him to shoot the ball more, and the junior guard heard their message loud and clear Friday night. Quiring scored a career-high 19 points, including four 3-pointers, as Brunswick’s boys basketball team clawed out a 67-56 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division victory at Strongsville. “People Read More…