September 30, 2014


Prep Athletes of the Week for Aug. 27

Dylan Dombi

Boys soccer Jesse Marinaro, Brunswick: Senior midfielder broke school record for assists in game with five as Blue Devils beat Amherst 7-0 in non-league play. … Also scored goal. … Has four goals and seven assist through two games. … Son of former Cleveland Crunch star and Medina County Sports Hall of Fame inductee Hector Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Aug. 20

Karly Alexander

Boys soccer Tommy Lear, Medina: Senior forward scored goal and had assist in 2-0 season-opening win over St. Vincent-St. Mary. … Used toe-poke to score early in first half. … Goal was first of varsity career. … One of nine returning starters for team that went to regional semifinals last season. Boys golf Evan Schreck, Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for June 11

Kyle Hutchinson

Boys track Kyle Hutchinson, Medina: Junior placed eighth in pole vault at Division I state meet. … Cleared 14 feet in first trip to Columbus and was one of two Medina boys to score at meet. … Runner-up at Amherst Regional with personal-record 14-9. … Older brother Bryan plays soccer at Baldwin Wallace University. Girls Read More…

Prep athletes of the week for June 4

Jen Sansonette

Baseball Joey Verbiak, Brunswick: Senior left fielder went 1-for-3 with RBI and run during Blue Devils’ 6-3 loss to Mentor in Canton Division I Regional semifinals at Thurman Munson Memorial Stadium. … RBI base knock up middle plated team’s first run. … Later scored on two-run double by Kyle Michalik. Softball Jen Sansonette, Medina: Senior Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for May 28

Gerry Salisbury

Baseball Gerry Salisbury, Brunswick: Senior pitcher allowed one unearned run in complete-game victory over Twinsburg in Hudson Division I District semifinals. … Left-hander surrendered four hits and struck out six. … Added triple and double while playing first base against Hudson as Blue Devils won district title. … First-team All-Gazette as junior. … Sister, Paige, Read More…

May 21 Prep Athletes of the Week

Tom Metheney

Baseball Tom Metheney, Buckeye: Senior first baseman hit walk-off home run to give Bucks thrilling 8-7 win over St. Vincent-St. Mary in Akron Division II Sectional finals. … Homer was first lifetime. … Ball hit to left field was team’s third home run of game. … Entered game in seventh inning as defensive replacement. … Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for May 14

Collin Minor

Baseball Collin Minor, Medina: Sophomore second baseman was 3-for-3 in thrilling Northeast Ohio Conference River Division victory over Mentor. … Scored tying run in seventh inning to help Bees clinch share of division title. … Had three of team’s four hits. … Smoked RBI double in second inning. … Second varsity season. … Starting quarterback Read More…

Prep of the Week for May 7

Eli Kraus

Baseball Eli Kraus, Buckeye: Junior left-hander pitched one-hitter as Buckeye demolished Clearview 10-0 in Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division play. … Walked two and struck out six in five-inning game. … Second one-hitter of season. … Has yet to allow earned run in PAC play. … All-Gazette as sophomore. … Kent State recruit. Softball Megan Paradise, Medina: Read More…

Prep of the Week for April 30

Madi Tata

Baseball Luke Raley, Highland: Senior had 14 RBIs as the Hornets went 6-0 last week. .. Belted grand slam and picked up win on the mound in 11-1 triumph over North Royalton. .. Scored three runs in 7-1 victory over Rocky River at Progressive Field. … Had eight RBIs and seven hits in doubleheader sweep Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week of April 23

Kyle Michalik

Baseball Kyle Michalik, Brunswick: Senior pitcher hurled no-hitter as Brunswick defeated Medina 4-0 in Northeast Ohio Conference River Division game. … Struck out 10. … Helped cause with two singles, RBI and run. … Had two singles, double and three RBIs in 10-0 win over Elyria. … Ohio State recruit. Softball Taylor MacWhade, Highland: Senior Read More…