July 1, 2015

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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…

Track and field: Medina boys run away with championship

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BRUNSWICK — The Medina boys track and field team ended the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division meet with a victory lap Wednesday. Really, two victory laps. The Bees’ 4×400-meter relay of Cwinn Febus, Jake Gargiulo, James Smith and Da’One Jordan sped away with the race in a time of 3:27.68. The quartet put an exclamation Read More…

Run for fun? Why, yes. Medina’s Austin Neura rapidly improving in first season

Austin Neura is turning heads in his first season on the Medina boys track and field team. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Austin Neura believes in right place, right time. For the Medina senior, that place is the track, where he is running some great times. This is Neura’s first year on the Bees track and field team. Other first-timers may be fighting for a spot at an invitational or happy to bide their time at dual Read More…

Wadsworth baseball: Kings of comedy off the field, unbeatable on it

Depicted is first baseman Dylan Palidar. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

Craig Palidar was trying really hard to be serious after the biggest hit of his young career. About 15 minutes earlier Friday, the sophomore with a 1980s Tom Cruise hairdo smoked a walk-off double in the eighth inning against Strongsville, allowing Wadsworth to maintain its distinction as the only undefeated baseball team in Ohio. Aaron Read More…

Palidar comes through with walk-off rocket

Albert Grindle The Gazette WADSWORTH — A few months ago, Wadsworth catcher Craig Palidar couldn’t have dreamed of batting in the bottom of the eighth inning with an undefeated record on the line. A season-ending injury to All-Gazette selection and KentState recruit Alex Laikos in the preseason changed everything, however, and Palidar continues to prove Read More…

OHSAA proposed enrollment figures: County high schools have fewer students

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An overlying theme popped up when new proposed enrollment figures were released by the Ohio High School Athletic Association: Medina County schools are shrinking at the high school level. The figures were recorded by the Ohio Department of Education and reflect students in grades 9-11 with athletic opportunities on Oct. 31, 2014. They will be Read More…

High school softball: Brunswick keeps title hopes alive

Paige Salisbury

BRUNSWICK — Maybe the Brunswick softball team wanted to get home in time for Game 2 of the Cavaliers-Bulls Eastern Conference semifinals. Then again, it could have been the team’s razor-sharp focus. Whatever the motivation was Wednesday in a 10-0 six-inning win over Mentor, it certainly worked as the Blue Devils stayed alive in the Read More…