January 25, 2015

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Grizzlies pick up second win in a row

Lisa Gayle Grayson The Gazette BATH TWP. — Winning two games in a row may not seem much like a streak, but after the start to the season that Wadsworth’s boys basketball had, a couple of back-to-back wins were what the Grizzlies needed. To boot, the 78-65 victory Friday night over host Revere (0-5, 0-3) Read More…

Bucks rally to dump Dukes

Chad Grant The Gazette WELLINGTON — Between officials huddling, inconsistent whistles and confusing moments on the court Friday, there was a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division boys basketball game. Buckeye rallied from an early second-half deficit and pulled away for a 65-51 over Wellington despite a multitude of players in foul trouble. The Bucks (2-2, Read More…

Pirates send message to rest of PAC

Mike Perry The Gazette SHEFFIELD TWP. — Szalay Memorial Gym was rocking, Clearview was rolling and it looked like the Black River boys basketball team was in big trouble. It was just getting started. After Lance Billings’ second right-handed tomahawk dunk gave the Clippers a five-point lead Friday, the Pirates took control and won 55-49 Read More…

Bulldogs stuff Bees

Brad Bournival The Gazette GARFIELD HTS. — As much as the Garfield Heights boys basketball team gets credit for its high-octane offense, the Bulldogs’ defense can be just as tenacious. As much as Medina tried to make the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division game reasonable Friday, the Bees had no answer in a 59-37 loss. Read More…

Colts come up short

John Urchek The Gazette WESTFIELD TWP. — A career performance from senior swingman Connor Ploucha wasn’t enough for the Cloverleaf boys basketball team. Ploucha scored 33 points and grabbed eight rebounds Friday, but Tallmadge countered a strong fourth quarter from Colten Stricker and won 62-52 in Suburban League play. “Stricker really helped us out,” Blue Read More…

Blue Devils jump to 38-3 halftime lead in win over Mustangs

Albert Grindle The Gazette BRUNSWICK — Highlighted by some dude wearing a full-body costume that looked eerily similar to raunchy movie character “Ted,” the members of the Brunswick student section couldn’t contain themselves. They knew the opportunity would never present itself again, so, naturally, they let ’er rip. “You have one point,” they blurted in Read More…

Umpire, official Bill Scott had unique style, touched many lives

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MEDINA — If you played baseball or basketball in the Medina area or had children who did so, chances are you came across Bill Scott. The longtime coach, umpire and official died suddenly Monday at the age of 72. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carolynn, and children Jason, a Walsh Jesuit Read More…

Boys basketball: Black River proves it can handle bright lights in win over Brooklyn

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CLEVELAND — The magnitude of the moment wasn’t lost on senior shooting guard Alex McIntyre. The Black River boys basketball team was clinging to a single-digit lead over Brooklyn heading into the fourth quarter. The golden opportunity to grab its second Patriot Athletic Conference victory in 46 months was there for the taking. The catch Read More…

Boys basketball: Fun-loving Dillon Mullins keeps things loose for improved Cloverleaf

Cloverleaf center Dillon Mullins (42) pulls down a rebound between Keystone’s Jacob Miller, right, and Jake Bowers on Dec. 3, 2013. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

The first question posed to shooting guard Braedon Hansen, one half of Cloverleaf’s version of comic strip characters Mutt and Jeff, was what comes to mind when someone says “Dillon Mullins.” As most boys basketball fans know by now, Mullins is an old-school, back-to-the-basket center who is among the top scorers in the Suburban League. Read More…

High school football: Bob Lake ends second tenure as Cloverleaf coach

Recently resigned Bob Lake is Cloverleaf’s winningest football coach. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

WESTFIELD TWP. — With his plan fulfilled, Bob Lake has stepped aside as the coach of Cloverleaf’s football team. The winningest coach in school history with a 67-102 record, Lake came in to help when the Colts needed him the most. Without the ability to hire a full-time teacher in 2012, Cloverleaf looked to Lake, Read More…