August 21, 2014

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Hornets have a great deal of chemistry

GRANGER TWP. — Chemistry is critical in boys basketball. Teams that have it find ways to win close games; teams that don’t tend to fall apart as time winds down. Fortunately for Highland hoops fans, the 2007-2008 Hornets are a tight-knit bunch. “We have a great deal of chemistry at this point,” coach Chris Kestner Read More…

Highland hopes to Cook up banner season

Highland coach Kevin Glenn has a lot to be excited about. His Hornets squad returns the top player in Medina County, a couple of savvy veterans and a host of fantastic freshman. The key to keeping the second-year coach giddy is finding a way to mix those experienced players with four varsity rookies. Leading that Read More…

Hewit, Roberts will be one-two punch

Parker Hewit and Cody Roberts helped Cloverleaf’s boys basketball team take a large step forward last season when it posted seven victories and won a tournament game for the first time since 1994. This winter, the talented duo will be front and center again as the Colts try to reach the next level. “They both Read More…

SL race should be wide-open affair

Predicted finish Northeast Ohio Conference (River Division): 1. BRUNSWICK, 2. Mayfield, 3. Brush, 4. Lakewood, 5. Garfield Heights, 6. MEDINA. Suburban League: 1. WADSWORTH, 2. Green, 3. Revere, 4. Copley, 5. HIGHLAND, 6. CLOVERLEAF, 7. Tallmadge, 8. Babrerton. Patriot Athletic Conference: Stars: 1. Keystone, 2. BUCKEYE, 3. Wellington, 4. BLACK RIVER, 5. Brookside. Stripes: 1. Read More…

PAC hopes to have repeat champions

Predicted finish Stars — 1. Buckeye, 2. Wellington, 3. Keystone, 4. Brookside, 5. Black River.  Stripes — 1. Lutheran West, 2. Oberlin, 3. Clearview, 4. Columbia, 5. Brooklyn. The stars in the Patriot Athletic Conference big-school division have aligned in Buckeye’s favor the past two seasons. The Bucks, who shared the Stars Division crown with Read More…

Tallmadge has what it takes to win SL

Predicted finish 1. Tallmadge, 2. WADSWORTH, 3. Barberton, 4. Green, 5. CLOVERLEAF, 6. Copley, 7. HIGHLAND, 8. Revere. The road to the Suburban League boys basketball title runs through Tallmadge this winter. The Blue Devils have skill, size, experience and a coach that knows how to win. In short, they are ready to assume the Read More…

Brunswick still has talented group

BRUNSWICK — Graduating four starters for the second year in a row would make most boys basketball coaches fearful, if not downright cranky. But Brunswick’s Joe Mackey isn’t like many of his peers. “We’re not going to be favored in many games because of all the kids we lost, but I don’t think people realize Read More…

It’s time for other Grizzlies to shine

Good things come to those who wait, and Wadsworth coach Andrew Booth is hoping that’s the case for his Grizzlies in 2007-08. With several current Wadsworth players having toiled behind All-Ohio players Cassie Schrock and Jen Uhl, the third-year coach feels the time has come for them to take center stage. “For all the seniors, Read More…

Projecting the area hoops scene

Medina County basketball has a lot of questions to answer. Will more than three boys teams have a winning record? Who is going to replace Gazette MVP Sean Kelly? How in the world will Wadsworth’s girls squad adjust to life without Cassie Schrock and Jen Uhl? Can Brunswick’s girls make it back to regionals? All Read More…