August 3, 2015

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Texan Nick Thorp, Medina’s Michelle Farr stand out in Twin Sizzler

Runners leave the starting line for the 10K race. (AARON JOSEFCZYK / GAZETTE)

Lisa Gayle Grayson | The Gazette Nick Thorp had only been to Medina one other time in his life. For the 23-year-old from McKinney, Texas, the weather conditions during that first visit in December were a stark contrast to what he experienced Saturday. He and the rest of the attendees of the 40th annual Twin Read More…

Track and field: Medina natives to compete at World University Games

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The 2015 World University Games that begin today in Gwangju, South Korea, will be a family affair, as Medina natives Alex and Steele Wasik will wear the red, white and blue for Team USA Track and Field. Alex finished her Villanova career at the NCAA East Preliminary on May 28 with a pole vault of Read More…

Wasiks to compete at World University Games

Jonathan Huff The Gazette The 2015 World University Games that begin today in Gwangju, South Korea, will be a family affair, as Medina natives Alex and Steele Wasik will wear the red, white and blue for Team USA Track and Field. Alex finished her Villanova career at the NCAA East Preliminary on May 28 with Read More…

Mozgov latest Cav to have surgery

Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers’ long postseason run has claimed another victim. Starting center Timofey Mozgov underwent arthroscopic right knee surgery Thursday, marking the third member of the wine and gold to go under the knife since the start of the playoffs. Mozgov, who averaged career highs of 9.7 points and 7.3 Read More…

Golf: Record day for Hewit, county golfer makes history at Westfield

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WESTFIELD CENTER — Parker Hewit had a heart-to-heart with himself, cleared his head and made history. The Westfield Center native didn’t win the 95th Ohio Open — he tied for fifth — but sent Westfield Group Country Club abuzz Wednesday with a finish he’ll remember for years. Complete with a 40-foot eagle putt, near-hole-in-one and Read More…

Baughman, Handwerk earn All-America status

FARGO, N.D. — Two wrestlers from Medina County entered the Junior National Freestyle tournament in Fargo, North Dakota, this week. Both will finish as All-Americans. Considered by many to be the best tournament in the nation — there were 1,140 entrants at the beginning — it’s an event that separates the very good from the Read More…

Cleveland reaches contract agreements with Love, Thompson

Brian Dulik The Chronicle-Telegram CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers lived up to their playoff catchphrase on the opening day of free agency in the NBA. Cleveland went “All In” by reaching contract agreements with power forwards Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson — totaling more than $180 million — on Wednesday. The transactions cannot become official until Read More…

Ohio Open: Thunderstorms suspend play

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WESTFIELD CENTER — Northeast Ohio weather forecasters were the stars of the Ohio Open on Tuesday, as scattered thunderstorms were right on cue and suspended second-round action at 2:50 p.m. Approximately 120 players will finish their rounds beginning at 8:30 this morning. The field then will be trimmed to 60, including ties, before the final Read More…

Ohio Open: Parker Hewit frustrated with one of those days

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WESTFIELD CENTER — Only a talented 25-year-old playing on his home course could find fault after shooting 67. That was how Westfield Center native Parker Hewit summarized the first round of the 95th Ohio Open, as the former Cloverleaf High and Bowling Green State star led 16 Medina County participants on a rainy and unseasonably Read More…

Cavs: To little surprise, LeBron James declines player option but is expected to return

LeBron James, right, and Kyrie Irving celebrate a Cavaliers win over San Antonio in March. (AP GLeBron James, right, and Kyrie Irving celebrate a Cavaliers win over San Antonio in March. (AP FILE PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The best basketball player in the world wants to be paid commensurately. For that reason, Cavaliers small forward LeBron James did not exercise his one-year, $21.57 million player option for next season. The deadline for his decision was Sunday. The four-time NBA MVP will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but Read More…