September 23, 2014

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H.S. football: Pirates give up 50 again

CHESTER TWP. — Black River football coach Al Young knows exactly what his team needs. Defense … and lots of it. For the second straight week, the Pirates’ defense struggled. This time it cost them in a 52-32 non-league loss Saturday to Northwestern in a game suspended Friday due to lightning. The Pirates (1-1) have Read More…

H.S. soccer: Bees pull off wild rally

BRUNSWICK — The smiles from the Medina boys soccer team said it all Saturday night. So did the stunned looks from Brunswick, as it watched the Bees complete one of the best come-from-behind victories in the longtime series. Trailing by a goal with three minutes left, Medina found a way to not only score the Read More…

Bollam-Godbott wins Tiffin Carnival

TIFFIN — Hundreds of runners turn into a stampede before the course bottlenecks. Getting to the front quick is a key to success. Brunswick’s Andre Bollam-Godbott knew that. Bollam-Godbott found a spot ahead of the masses Saturday, as he took a start-to-finish lead to win the Division I-B race at the Tiffin Carnival. Wadsworth’s Jon Read More…

H.S. volleyball: Brunswick loses first

WADSWORTH — It was going to take a phenomenal performance to hand Brunswick’s volleyball team its first loss of the season. Amherst Steele delivered exactly that Saturday afternoon, outlasting the Blue Devils in a 35-33, 27-25 thriller at the Wadsworth Triangular. Brunswick junior outside hitter Ally Badowski hammered 16 kills, while Comets junior outside hitter Read More…

High School Football: Eastlake North at Medina

Medina's Jake Field tackles North quarterback Zane Bunnell in the second quarter Friday night. Photo By Judd Smerglia

MEDINA — The Medina football team throttled Eastlake North 49-7 Friday in non-league action and looked very impressive while doing so. The catch is the Bees (1-1) beat the Rangers (0-2) 56-7 a year ago and wound up winning three games. Medina players vow they are a much better team this season, and they certainly Read More…

High School Football: Buckeye at Highland

Highland linebacker Grant Wallace reaches out for Buckeyes Nathan Scott during the first half. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

  GRANGER TWP. — The fat lady sang at halftime Friday. It was too hot to stick around. Grant Wallace and Nick Corvo each rushed for more than 100 yards and the defense dominated all but four minutes, leading Highland to a 44-6 non-league victory over Buckeye on a muggy 89-degree night. The defending Division Read More…

High School Football: Keystone at Cloverleaf

Cloverleaf's Tyler Slavens defends on a pass attempt to C.J. Conrad during the second quarter. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — Keystone knows praise will come for standout wide receiver C.J. Conrad. The defense knows it will start getting more attention if it keeps doing what it’s done through two games this season. What the Wildcats wanted to talk about Friday after a 25-8 win over Cloverleaf was something that hasn’t happened in Read More…

High School Football: Brunswick at Padua

PARMA — Running back Mike Bekeny was feeling a little under the weather leading up to the Brunswick football team’s non-league game with Padua — enough so that the plan was to limit his carries and let junior Marc Davis start and handle the bulk of the work. Davis went down with an elbow injury Read More…

High School Football: Wadsworth at Wooster

Richard Doyle The Gazette WOOSTER — Advantage, Wadsworth. The formula rarely changes over the years. The Grizzlies play to their strength with a strong running game, while Wooster tries to rely on big plays by its talented athletes. The running game won Friday, as the Grizzlies took the non-league game 33-17. With what seems to Read More…

High School Football: Black River at Northwestern

CHESTER TWP. — A week after a remarkable offensive display, Black River’s football team had a night to forget Friday at Northwestern. The good news is the Pirates get to come back today and fight their way back into it. After a first half of miscues, breakdowns and anything else that Pirates coach Al Young Read More…