October 22, 2014

Medina
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High School Football: Wellington at Buckeye

YORK TWP. — Despite throwing a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter Friday, Buckeye quarterback Nate Polidori was frustrated. Polidori put that emotion to good use after halftime, as he led the Bucks to a much-needed 35-22 victory over Wellington in Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division action. The victory keeps Buckeye (6-2, 3-0) atop Read More…

High School Football: Stow at Medina

MEDINA — One step forward and two steps back, as the Medina football team followed last week’s win against Shaker Heights with a 38-18 loss to Stow in Northeast Ohio Conference River Division play Friday. Just when the Bees looked to get traction, they slipped. “We keep shooting ourselves in the foot,” said coach Dan Read More…

High School Football: Firelands at Black River

SULLIVAN TWP. — Black River quarterback Mike Hazlett completed just one pass during a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division game against Firelands on Friday. It was a big one. With the Pirates clinging to a one-score lead, Hazlett found open David Bell for a critical third-down conversion that enabled his team to hold on for Read More…

High School Football: Green at Wadsworth

WADSWORTH — With its offense struggling for most of the first half Friday, the Wadsworth football team put the game in the capable hands of Daniel Weinerman. The junior running back carried the Grizzlies to a 21-10 Suburban League victory over visiting Green. Weinerman ran the ball on 22 of Wadsworth’s 29 second-half plays for Read More…

High School Football: Cloverleaf at Copley

COPLEY TWP. — In order to gain momentum, sometimes you just need to catch a break. The Cloverleaf football team forced two Copley fumbles in the first half Friday, but couldn’t capitalize. The Indians recovered both of them, including a touchdown by Caleb Rutledge, and defeated the Colts 38-6 in a Suburban League game. “I Read More…

Manziel adjusting to life on the bench

  Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — The Nos. 3, 32 and 36 draft picks in May will start at quarterback this weekend. The No. 22 pick, Johnny Manziel, will not. And with Brian Hoyer stringing wins and looking for a long-term contract, it’s uncertain when Manziel will get his chance to start for the Read More…

Defensive lapses cost Cavs in first loss

  Rick Noland The Gazette CLEVELAND — Kyrie Irving returned after a three-game preseason absence and showed his offense was already in regular-season form. On the flip side, the Cavaliers’ defense, particularly in the first and third periods, left a lot to be desired. On a night when Kevin Love and Shawn Marion rested and Read More…

Noland book signing Saturday at Gazette

Gazette Assistant Sports Editor Rick Noland will be signing copies of his book, “Over Time,” at The Gazette, 885 W. Liberty Street, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The book is a compilation of Noland’s favorite stories from 30-plus years at the paper and sells for $19.95. Cash or checks will be accepted. It Read More…

Golf: Hornets set to contend for title, Medina would love top six finish

Senior Chloe McKinzie remembers the feeling of competing for a Division I state championship in 2012. The Ohio recruit believes the 2014 Highland girls golf team has similar great chemistry. The Hornets will tee off in their sixth consecutive state tournament at 9:56 this morning on Ohio State University’s Gray Course. They’re a better team Read More…

Soccer: Long-distance victory, Alzarraq’s throw-in dials up celebration

Brunswick's Marissa Fabrizi works against Highland's Elle Cain during the first half. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

BRUNSWICK — It’s not often during the soccer season that Miranda Alzarraq gets to show off her arm. On Thursday night, however, her long-distance toss gave way to the only goal Brunswick needed to take down Highland 1-0 in a Brunswick Division I Sectional final at Judy Kirsch Field. In a game where the Blue Read More…