February 7, 2016

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Prep Athletes of the Week for Sept. 17

Greg Briggs

Football Martice Jackson, Wadsworth: Senior running back rushed for 238 yards and two touchdowns in 26-13 non-league victory over Medina. … Finished with 33 carries. … Touchdown runs were 64 and 11 yards. … Fourth varsity season. … Also plays basketball. Boys soccer George Rusinko, Buckeye: Senior midfielder netted three goals as Bucks downed Lutheran Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Sept. 10

Alice Ho

Football Jerry Klue, Medina: Senior running back scored three touchdowns in Bees’ 56-7 non-league win over Eastlake North. … Caught 46-yard TD pass from Collin Minor. … Added rushing scores of 40 and 65 yards. … Finished with 186 yards from scrimmage on eight touches. Boys soccer Logan Davis, Highland: Junior forward scored three goals Read More…

Prep Athletes of the Week for Sept. 3

Theo Bach

Football Andrew Vaughn, Black River: Senior running back rushed for 343 yards and four touchdowns in Pirates’ 40-14 victory over Western Reserve. … Rushing total third-highest in Medina County history. … TD runs were 30, 81, 61 and 10 yards. … Two-time All-Ohioan. Girls soccer Leah Runkle, Wadsworth: Senior forward capped five-goal week with hat Read More…

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…