August 4, 2015

Medina
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Grizzlies run off with title

Brad Bournival The Gazette MACEDONIA — Moving day, especially in the track postseason, is supposed to be a time where nerves are as big an enemy as the competition. Someone forgot to tell the Wadsworth boys that Friday at the Nordonia Division I District. The Grizzlies had a field day in Boliantz Stadium, capturing the Read More…

Wadsworth learns tough lesson in Softball semifinals loss

Michelle DeAngelis

BARBERTON — The Wadsworth softball team learned a valuable lesson Thursday. Unfortunately for the Grizzlies, it ended their season. Up one run heading into the bottom of the third of a Barberton Division I District semifinal against Walsh Jesuit, Wadsworth relaxed for a split second and that resulted in a 9-4 defeat. “Against a team Read More…

District baseball championship: Close call stops Wadsworth cold in title game

Wadsworth’s Adam Dennison and his teammates react after losing 5-4 to Walsh Jesuit in the Hudson Division I District final. Wadsworth ends the season 27-1. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

HUDSON — The stuff fairytales are made of ended in the nightmare of a lifetime. Wadsworth designated hitter Alex Laikos was at the plate Wednesday in the Hudson Division I District championship with his dugout on the edge of pandemonium. The Grizzlies were trailing Walsh Jesuit by one, but the winning run was on first Read More…

Baseball districts: Wadsworth won’t look past Brecksville

Nick Bebout

The Wadsworth baseball team believes it has sacrificed too much to allow its season to end tonight in the loaded Hudson Division I District semifinals. Fourth-seeded Brecksville (21-5) will try everything to take down the top-seeded Grizzlies (26-0), with the winner to battle No. 2 Walsh Jesuit (23-3) or No. 3 Hudson (22-6) for the Read More…

Wadsworth boys win SL track title

Jonathan Huff The Gazette MACEDONIA — As rain fell at the close of the Suburban League Meet, the Wadsworth boys track and field athletes were singing, celebrating their league championship. The Grizzlies took 192 points to lead the pack and cap a perfect SL season. Like it has all year, Wadsworth relied on depth to Read More…

Magics turn tables on Bees

Albert Grindle The Gazette MEDINA — Sometimes role reversals aren’t fun. The Medina softball team had eliminated Barberton from the tournament in each of the last three seasons by a combined 22-6 score, but Friday was a different story. The hug left-handed pitcher Kloee Cuckler gave to catcher Riley Ries was full of joy, as Read More…

Bulldogs oust Brunswick from tourney

Brad Bournival The Gazette STOW — The Brunswick softball team learned a valuable lesson Friday. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, it came swift and ended what could have been a long postseason run. The message rang clear more than once that every play in the playoffs is magnified, as second-seeded Stow knocked out fourth-seeded Brunswick Read More…

Zarley carries Grizzlies to win

John Urchek The Gazette WADSWORTH — Junior pitcher Grace Zarley picked up the Wadsworth softball team Friday and carried it to a 1-0, 10-inning victory over eighth-seeded Hudson in the Barberton Division I Sectional finals. The sixth-seeded Grizzlies (16-9) will face No. 1 Walsh Jesuit (21-3) in the district semifinals Thursday, while the Explorers fell Read More…

Baseball sectionals: Hudson ousts Brunswick from tourney in 4-2 win

Brunswick’s Gary Clift attempts to break up a double play in the first inning. Hudson’s Jake Suursma made the throw to first. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

HUDSON — The Brunswick baseball team hit Hudson starter Ian Swan early and often. The Blue Devils just didn’t hit the right-hander enough. As a result, the third-seeded Explorers escaped a Hudson Division I Sectional final Wednesday with a 4-2 win over sixth-seeded Brunswick. Their prize is a district semifinal with second-seeded Walsh Jesuit (22-3) Read More…

Baseball sectionals: Perfect Wadsworth moves on after 5-1 win over Copley

Nick Bebout

WADSWORTH — Cue the 2010 DJ Khaled song “All I do is win.” The Wadsworth baseball team is still undefeated. No. 9 hitter Wil Rock provided the icebreaking hit, Nick Bebout and Craig Palidar bombed line-drive home runs and Bebout made history on the mound Wednesday as the Grizzlies again picked apart Suburban League rival Read More…