Patience and perseverance were the words of the day last week for Medina\'s girls golf team during its state-qualifying round at the Massillon Division I District.
Because the Bees were able to adhere the words of second-year coach Mickey McGrath, they will head to Columbus on Friday and Saturday and erase a lengthy absence from the state tournament.
While individuals have made the trek down Interstate 71 South in years past, Medina, as a team, hasn\'t played at state...
Bad news for the Northeast Ohio Conference: Medina\'s girls golf team isn\'t missing a beat despite losing state qualifier Mindy Herrick, who transferred to a school in Florida, and Amanda Rom, who graduated.
With the emergence of freshman Alyssa Drehs, the Northern Ohio PGA Junior Tour Player of the Year in the 13-15 age group, the Bees have picked up right where they left off.
The squad has logged third-place finishes in the Lady Rider, Medina, Ashland and Walsh Jesuit Invitationals. It also finished second at the Padua Invitational.
By putting itself in one meatgrinder after another, Medina has readied itself to defend its NOC Valley title for the third season in a row. Drehs has led the team in scoring in two of the five tournaments and finished second three times at the Lady Rider Invitational, Ashland Invitational and Walsh Invitational. The freshman is averaging 83.4 and has shot in the 70s twice. Throw out a 91 at the Walsh Invitational, and two strokes...