July 24, 2014

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Track and field regionals: Athletes one step from qualifying for state

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The members of the Wadsworth girls 4×800-meter relay are well aware of what they could accomplish in the next two weeks. With the second-fastest time in the state, according to milesplit.com, the Grizzlies are looking to not only return to the state meet, but possibly walk away with the top prize in Division I. None Read More…

Bees run off with second

Paul Heyse The Gazette AMHERST — As it almost always has, the Medina High girls track team took care of business Friday at the Amherst Division I District at the Richard S. Cooley Track. Medina amassed 115.4 points to easily outdistance second-place Lorain (68) and third-place Brunswick (67). It was the Bees’ third district title Read More…

Williams pens perfect script

Bob Daniels The Gazette LaGRANGE TWP. — The Keystone softball team defeated Buckeye for the third time this season, but the Wildcats’ 5-1 win Friday in the Lagrange Division II District final was different.             It secured the Wildcats’ 27th district championship — 13th in the last 14 seasons — and a spot in the Bucyrus Read More…

Buckeye’s dream ride is over

Bob Daniels The Gazette LaGRANGE TWP. — The Keystone softball team defeated Buckeye for the third time this season, but the Wildcats’ 5-1 win Friday in the Lagrange Division II District final was different.             It secured the Wildcats’ 27th district championship — 13th in the last 14 seasons — and a spot in the Bucyrus Read More…

Highland girls second at Lakewood

Steele Wasik of St. Edward goes over the last hurdle in the boys 300-meter event  at the Lakewood Division I meet. (JUDD SMERGLIA / GAZETTE)

Brian Dulik The Gazette LAKEWOOD — Major injuries and bad luck prevented Sarah Carpenter from advancing to regionals in each of the last three years. Nothing was going to stop the Highland senior from doing so Friday night. Carpenter helped the Hornets win the girls 4×100-meter relay and finished second in the 100, 200 and Read More…

Buckeye reaches district final

Brad Bournival The Gazette LaGRANGE TWP. — The postseason redemption tour rolled on for the sixth-seeded Buckeye softball team Thursday in a 4-2 LaGrange Division II District semifinal win over second-seeded Clearview. For the second time since tournament play began last week, the Bucks (12-11) faced a team they had lost to in the regular Read More…

Colts give Wildcats a scare

Bob Daniels The Gazette LaGRANGE TWP. — Keystone, the second-ranked Division II softball team in the state, found itself in a jam against sub-.500 Cloverleaf on Thursday afternoon. The Wildcats trailed the Colts by two runs in the fifth inning of their LaGrange District semifinal at Community Park, and Cloverleaf pitcher Sierra Pickett was working Read More…

Warriors end Medina’s run

Medina's Megan Paradise pitches against Walsh in the fifth inning. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

Rick Noland The Gazette NORTON — One softball era ended and another began Thursday at the Barberton Division I District final. Top-seeded Walsh Jesuit, which had one senior and six freshmen in its 10-player lineup, blanked No. 2 seed and tournament-tested Medina 5-0 behind hard-throwing junior Taylor Rahach. The Bees (21-5) managed just two hits Read More…

Baseball semifinals: Buckeye comes up just short in 2-1 loss

Buckeye pitcher Eli Kraus makes a delivery against Keystone in a district semifinal loss. (KIRSTIN BAUER / GAZETTE)

PARMA HTS. — The Buckeye baseball team had an opportunity to upset Keystone on Tuesday, but came up just short. The Bucks had the game-winning run on base in the seventh inning, but failed to push it across and lost 2-1 in a Cuyahoga Community College West Division II District semifinal at Mottl Field. After Read More…

Baseball commentary: Cloverleaf regains winning feeling

The mood at practice Tuesday couldn’t have been more relaxed. The Cloverleaf baseball players all but stopped to watch built-like-a-man, four-year starter Devin Cunningham blast batting practice pitches all over the field with a wooden bat. They ooo’d and ahh’d when two left the yard and playfully reminded Cunningham when the others didn’t. The more Read More…