October 3, 2015


Congrats to all the Student Athletes!

Basketball: Ashland basketball lands Jodi Johnson

Jodi Johnson

WADSWORTH — The Ashland women’s basketball program snared another big fish. Wadsworth first-team All-Ohioan Jodi Johnson is going to give up volleyball, as the senior accepted the Division II school’s partial scholarship offer that increases with each school year. Johnson was so dead set on Ashland there weren’t any other serious contenders for her services. Read More…

Boys basketball: Matt Saunders out, Tom Harrington in at Buckeye

Tom Harrington

YORK TWP. — The opportunities were too enticing to ignore. At 31 years old, Buckeye boys basketball coach Matt Saunders realized an offer to become assistant principal at Barberton Elementary West was a rarity for an educator his age. At 32, Brunswick assistant coach Tom Harrington saw gym teacher and head basketball coach openings at Read More…

Boys basketball: Highland selects Adam Cestaro as new coach

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GRANGER TWP. — A familiar face within the Highland community has been named the 19th boys basketball coach in school history. Already in the loop as a high school history teacher and freshman coach, Adam Cestaro accepted the school’s offer Friday after a drawn-out interview process. The 35-year-old St. Vincent-St. Mary High graduate replaces Michael Read More…

One-day basketball clinic provides youngsters with basics in Medina


They came in bare feet, flip flops, shower slippers and expensive-looking sneakers, too. About 60 students from kindergarten to sixth grade descended on Ray Mellert Park in Medina Tuesday morning to participate in a high-energy basketball clinic taught by Medina High School boys varsity coach Chris Hassinger. Hassinger made sure he had strength in numbers Read More…

Clady jumps at chance to coach again

Albert Grindle The Gazette YORK TWP. — A seven-minute car drive from Buckeye High to home was enough for Ron Clady to end his self-imposed coaching hiatus. The LiverpoolTownship resident stepped down in 2009 after 10 seasons as Wellington girls basketball coach to focus on his three children, immediately going from the varsity sideline to Read More…