Multiple Teams · Gazette Prep Athletes of the week from Medina HS 5/8/13

Printed in the Medina Gazette on 5/7/2013


Megan Paradise, Medina: Junior went 3-1 with save, giving up one earned run in 28⅓ innings. … Tossed four-hitter in 6-0 Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division win over Strongsville … Gave up four hits in 1-0 loss to five-time Valley champ Elyria. … Tossed six-hitter and gave up no earned runs in 10-1 Valley victory over Brunswick. … Struck out eight and gave up no earned runs in 9-1 win over Columbia.


McKenna Baluch

Girls track

McKenna Baluch, Medina: Junior cleared 11 feet, 6 inches to win pole vault and help Bees to team title at Berea Kiwanis Relays. … Mark was quarter-inch off meet record held by former Bee and current Villanova vaulter Alex Wasik. … Soared a then-PR 11 feet earlier in week against rival Brunswick.


Jake Liebler

Boys tennis

Jake Liebler, Medina: Senior scored three-set intracounty victory over Highland’s Steve Smykal at first singles. … Teamed with Connor Varney to finish fourth in top bracket at Medina Doubles Tournament. … Went 14-6 at second singles to earn All-Gazette honors as junior. … Primarily played doubles in first two seasons with Bees, posting 26-18 overall record.