November 27, 2015

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Congrats to all the Student Athletes!

Mackey’s Blue Devils smashed all expectations but their own

Albert Grindle The Gazette “I thought we could be better than people thought, but I’d be lying if I thought we’d get up to 19 (wins).” One of the worst kept secrets in MedinaCounty is coach Joe Mackey’s Brunswick boys basketball team doesn’t get wrapped up in perceptions. In an age of the oftentimes fabricated Read More…

Highland basketball coach Michael Murphy steps down with 47 wins in three years

Highland’s boys basketball coach Michael Murphy has stepped down. Prior to coaching the boys team, Murphy coached Highland’s girls basketball team. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

GRANGER TWP. — The second-winningest coach in Highland boys basketball history has stepped down. Michael Murphy resigned Tuesday, ending a three-year tenure in which the Hornets won 47 games, the Suburban League championship in 2013-14 and their first sectional title as a Division I school this season. The 47-year-old Wadsworth Township resident, who also has Read More…

Boys basketball MVP: Medina’s Jon Teske was game changer

Medina junior Jon Teske is the 2014-15 Gazette MVP for boys basketball. (RON SCHWANE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

A 7-foot boys basketball player adjusting to being “The Man” may sound silly to ordinary fans, but Medina junior Jon Teske was a unique talent in a unique situation. For the first two years of his career, he was the shot-blocking dynamo alongside All-Ohio scorers Billy Geschke, Craig Randall and Branden Wilkins. The scenario was Read More…

Girls basketball MVP: Jodi Johnson never craved attention but always starred in the spotlight

Wadsworth junior Jodi Johnson is the 2014-15 Gazette MVP for girls basketball. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE PHOTO ILLUSTRATION)

Competitiveness and, above all, not letting down her teammates motivated Jodi Johnson to be great. The tradition of Wadsworth girls basketball excellence wasn’t going to fade under her watch. A 62-30 January loss to Lakota West on the regular season’s grandest stage — The Classic in the Country at Berlin Hiland — put that to Read More…

Medina County All-Stars: MVP Nate Armagost dominates in the second half

Brunswick's Nate Armagost scores over Highland's Brogan Scott and Ben Hauser during the second quarter. Armagost was the Hoopla MVP. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

YORK TWP. — The Towers of Power were locked, loaded and ready to dominate. Brunswick center Nate Armagost and power forward Eric Bulic were the best players on the Buckeye High floor Tuesday in the boys “Hoopla! Medina County Senior All-Star Game, but only one could be named MVP because there was only one trophy. Read More…