April 30, 2016

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High school volleyball: Pew takes over for McDivitt as Highland coach

GRANGER TWP. — Highland’s volleyball team will have a new face on the bench next season. Former NCAA Division II All-American middle blocker/setter Jenna Pew has been hired as the Hornets’ coach. The Wheeling Jesuit graduate takes over for Jeff McDivitt, who resigned to pursue an opportunity at the college level. Pew spent the last Read More…

Moser leaves Hornets

GRANGER TWP. — Mike Moser saw another opportunity to go home and took it. The 37-year-old Wadsworth native and resident resigned this week as Highland girls basketball coach, ending a two-year run at Medina County’s most unstable program to make a second stint as an assistant to Grizzlies boys coach Mike Schmeltzer Jr. Moser compiled Read More…

Gazette MVP: Cool customer Vetrovsky always came through for Brunswick

One trip to Columbus was all Justin Vetrovsky needed. A standout on a team full of superstars, The Gazette MVP in boys bowling remembers the day the switch flipped. Brunswick was in the state tournament in 2014 and was rolling through the competition en route to a third-place finish in Division I. Vetrovsky threw a Read More…

Gazette MVP: Steele demonstrated will to win, led Wadsworth to league title, district berth

Failure paralyzes, while the fear of it motivates some to reach unparalleled heights. For 2016 girls bowling Gazette MVP Lexie Steele, failure is a teaching aid for the future. Don’t get the Wadsworth junior wrong, she’s not a big fan of failing, but when adversity slaps her in the face, she sticks it in her Read More…

All-Ohio: Medina’s Teske named to first team

Jon Teske joined elite company Wednesday when the Division I All-Ohio teams were released by The Associated Press, as the 7-foot-1 Medina senior was named to the first team. Teske joined future University of Michigan teammate and Mr. Basketball winner Xavier Simpson of Lima Senior, Northland’s Seth Towns (Harvard), Massillon Jackson’s Kyle Young (ESPN four-star Read More…

High school basketball: Cebula has MVP evening in boys Hoopla game

MEDINA — Zach Cebula made Hoopla history in the 27th annual edition of the Medina County Senior All-Star Game sponsored by the Brunswick Rotary. The Brunswick sharpshooter buried a record-setting six 3-pointers and scored 22 points Tuesday, earning MVP honors as the Dark team rolled to a 96-59 victory over the Light in the boys Read More…

High school basketball: Benner has blast, pours in points to lead forces of Light in All-Star Hoopla

MEDINA — I scream, you scream, we all scream for (Farrah to get) ice cream. Tuesday was a good night to be Brunswick small forward Farrah Benner. The Lake Erie signee won the 3-point contest, then pumped in 23 points to lead the Light team (Buckeye/Brunswick/Medina) past the Dark team (Cloverleaf/Highland) 45-34 in the “Hoopla” Read More…

‘It got really real’: State title finally sinking in as Wadsworth girls get back to school

Laurel Palitto was in her bedroom Sunday night, busy texting her closest friends about a speech she had to give at a pep assembly the next morning. One by one, her mom, dad and older sister and brother came in to congratulate her. Finally, around 12:30 a.m. Monday, her door closed for good. After a Read More…

High school basketball: Harrington gets rare opportunity to coach current, former players at Hoopla!

MEDINA — Tom Harrington will have the opportunity to coach his current and former players a final time. Harrington recently completed his first season as coach of the Buckeye boys basketball team, but for years he was Joe Mackey’s lead assistant at Brunswick. The schools will combine with Black River tonight to make up a Read More…

Grizzlies celebrate state title at school assembly

Now that the Wadsworth High School girls basketball team has stamped “mission accomplished” on its 2015-16 season with a state championship, coach Andrew Booth made a request of Mayor Robin Laubaugh on Monday morning. “I think the mayor has some pull with the city streets department,” Booth said to the school student body during a Read More…