February 9, 2016


Congrats to all the Student Athletes!

High school basketball: Top seeded Grizzlies get bye, Highland gets second-seed tiebreaker for playoffs

For the Wadsworth girls basketball team, playing fellow Northeast Ohio power Solon in the final regular-season game was more important than Guaranteed Win Night in the sectional semifinals. The unanimously top-seeded Grizzlies (18-1) stuck to their guns Sunday at the annual tournament draws, selecting a bye in the Medina Division I District for the second Read More…

High school basketball: Lyon, Catron help Highland girls move into first-place tie in SL American Division


GRANGER TWP. — Two games, 32 minutes apiece. They are what separate the Highland girls basketball team from history. Getting a mistake-filled but incredibly resilient performance from their undersized, Marlee Profitt-less eight-player rotation Saturday, the Hornets used second-half scoring brilliance from Emily Lyon and clutch free throws by Sam Catron to defeat Tallmadge 40-38. Highland (16-3, Read More…

High school basketball: Cloverleaf’s Civittolo matches county single-game record with 39 in win over Triway

Lexi Civittolo

SHREVE TWP. — Cassie Schrock and Tanya Ross have company. Anyone associated with the Cloverleaf girls basketball program knew what Lexi Civittolo accomplished Saturday wasn’t out of the realm of possibility. The versatile senior took over a non-league game at Triway, pumping in points at an absurd rate in the second half. When Civittolo hit Read More…

High school basketball: Brunswick beats Solon to keep pace atop GCC


BRUNSWICK — The “#15as1” warm-up T-shirts are more than a catchphrase. They’re a way of life for the Brunswick boys basketball team. Getting contributions from everyone Friday, the Blue Devils overcame a slow start against shorthanded Solon in Greater Cleveland Conference play. A new hero arose every few minutes as Brunswick kept the aggressive, hard-nosed Read More…

High school basketball: Roupe, Benson help Black River pull out PAC Stars win over Brookside

SHEFFIELD — Three nights after using a fourth-quarter eruption to take Oberlin to overtime, Black River’s boys basketball found itself in a similar situation Friday night at Brookside. The Cardinals, who have only won one game this season, took two leads on the Pirates in the fourth quarter before Black River pulled out a 57-51 Read More…