'High School Sports'
BRUNSWICK — If there was any doubt Brunswick’s girls soccer team was worthy of the top seed at the Brunswick Division I Sectional, it made a convincing statement Thursday night.
The Blue Devils dominated Wadsworth in every facet en route to winning their postseason opener 5-0 at Judy Kirsch Stadium.
While most that braved the wet conditions …Read More
COLUMBUS — The girls golf team that has finished fourth, third and second at the last three Division I state tournaments feels like the darkhouse.
Welcome to the world of Highland, where players graduate but expectations remain the same.
The reason the Hornets are overlooked heading into this morning’s first round at Ohio State University Golf Club’s …Read More
COLUMBUS — Emily Dunbar is as easygoing as they come, so believe the talented Cloverleaf freshman when she says she doesn’t feel any pressure to uphold her family’s rich tennis tradition.
“I’ll just try to do my best,” said the 14-year-old, who will become the first Cloverleaf girl to participate in the state tournament when she …Read More
Karen Kase | The Gazette
BARBERTON — The Highland volleyball team got the result it wanted Wednesday night, but it wasn’t always pretty.
The third-seeded Hornets defeated Cuyahoga Falls 25-22, 25-20, 24-26, 25-22 to advance to the Barberton Division I District semifinals, where they will square off against second-seeded Medina next week.
YORK TWP. — Elijah Kupetz didn’t know what to do with himself.
After netting the first goal of his career, which eventually was the game-deciding score, the Buckeye freshman ran to the box, hit the ball in and continued his sprint around the field before stopping in front of the packed crowd at the Thiele-Pierce Track …Read More
Jon Huff | The Gazette
MEDINA — It’s not always easy being the higher seed in the tournament because expectations and pressure are increased.
The second-seeded Medina girls soccer team had no issues Tuesday in its Brunswick Division I Sectional final and defeated Wooster 5-0 at Medina Memorial Stadium. The offense got goals when it needed and …Read More
PARMA HTS. — Losses always sting in the tournament, but they don’t hurt quite as much when a volleyball team leaves everything it had on the court.
Buckeye did that and then some in its opener at the Holy Name Division II Sectional on Tuesday night.
Katie Galaszewski fired a career-high 19 kills and Becky D’Amico added …Read More
Richard Doyle | The Gazette
WESTFIELD TWP. — The Cloverleaf volleyball team entered Tuesday’s Barberton Division I Sectional with an eye on knocking out some Suburban League rivals down the road.
They had to get past an athletic Ellet team first.
Mission accomplished, as the now-healthy Colts remained focused and handed the Orangemen a 25-17, 18-25, 25-18, 25-17 …Read More
EATON TWP. — Brunswick’s volleyball team started six sophomores and had six players making their postseason tournament debut Monday.
Once the match began, though, they looked like seasoned veterans.
Sophomore middle hitters Julia Holden and Samantha Cerny combined for 21 kills in their first postseason match, leading the Blue Devils to a 25-16, 25-14, 25-21 sweep of …Read More
SHREVE TWP. — Cloverleaf’s Anna Winnicki has been begging her coach all season to play up in certain situations.
After Monday night, Guillermo Porras may be shuffling the lineup a little.
The sophomore defender netted the game-winning …Read More