A Page -- April 1, 2010

Jared Hall won the 800m invitational in a time of 1:50.54.
Ohio State's Jared Hall

Cleveland Heights' Jared Hall wins 

800 run on Tobacco Row in a PR; 

Avon Lake's Matt DeChant also 

throws personal best

April 1, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Cleveland Heights High graduate Jared Hall won the 800-mter run and Avon Lake High alumnus Matt DeChant placed fifth in the shot put at the Raleigh Relays in North Carolina last weekend, helping Ohio State to open up the outdoor track season.

Hall’s 1:50.54 finish it the Tobacco State meet eclipsed his previous outdoor lifetime best, which was 1:51.10 at the Jesse Owens Invitational last spring as a freshman.



The 17.2-meter heave also eclipsed a personal best for DeChant, whose previous best was 18.05 at the Penn State Nationals.



DeChant was the Bucks’ top thrower as a freshman last year, finishing fifth in the Big Ten in the weight throw and sixth in the shot.


Gilmour alumnus Tim Vala finished 17th in the discus throw and 27th in the hammer throw in the Raleigh meet, competing for DePaul.


In the jumping events in Raleigh, North Olmsted alum Steve MacDonald finished 32nd in the long jump for the Buckeyes


Vikings put 10-game win streak 

on the line as they begin home 

stand with Horizon League 

string of contests  

beginning with DH tomorrow

April 1

By Brian McCann

Games 27-29
UIC (7-21, 0-0) at Cleveland State (19-7, 0-0)
Dates:    Fri., April 2, 2010, 3:00 p.m. (2) & Sat., April 3, 2010, 12:00 noon (1)
Site:     Viking Field (500), Cleveland, Ohio

SETTING THE SCENE:  Cleveland State will put its 10 game win streak on the line when the Vikings open an nine-game home stand this week with a three-game Horizon League series against UIC.  The squads will play a doubleheader at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, April 2 and then conclude the series with a single game at 12:00 noon on Saturday, April 3. CSU was to have played a mid-week doubleheader against Buffalo, but wet grounds on Viking Field led to the cancellation.  The Vikings, who went 10-1 during their annual spring trip to Florida, will put a 10-game win streak on the line against UIC, one win shy of the school record of 11 set in 2004.  Cleveland State won the Horizon League regular season crown in 2008 and finished second to UIC last spring, going on to defeat the Flames in the Horizon League Championship title game to earn an NCAA berth.



Shaker Heights High's 

Naleta Andrews,


Paige Szabat take two 

firsts, Rhodes's Fontaine

McCauley two seconds

in Salem girls only

track meet

April 1, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




SALEM -- Naleta Andrews won the 100 and 400-meter dashes and took second in the 200 sprint to lead Shaker Heights High to a fifth-place finish today in the F.E. Cope Girls-Only Invitational Track Meet here.


Andrews won the 100 in 12.37 and the 400 in 57.18.


Wadsworth’s Paige Szabat won the mile and anchored the Grizzlies winning 3,200 relay team that included Nicole Cargill, Ashley Berlin, and Ashley Gray.


Wadsworth took runners up honors behind champion Austintown Fitch. Other Cleveland area team in the meet besides the Red Raiders and Grizzlies were McKinley (third), Cuyahoga Falls (eighth), Rhodes (13th) and Akron East (15th).


Fontaine McCauley won her heat of the 300 hurdles for the Rams, but then settled for the second place in the finals. She also took second in the other hurdles race.


Falls’ best came from Kayleigh Scourfield, who finished in the runner-up spot behind Szabat in the mile.


The Bulldogs had Robyn Umbles take third in the 100 dash and also had two relays take thirds.

Men's Tennis Concludes Spring Break Action
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Final Results

Orlando, Florida – The Oberlin College men’s tennis team concluded their spring break action this morning with a loss to the University of St. Thomas. The Tommies bested the Yeomen 9-0.

Oberlin found it tough going from the start of this match. St. Thomas (10-1) would race to a 3-0 lead following a sweep of doubles action. No Oberlin pairing could muster more than three games from the Tommies.

“St. Thomas is a solid team, probably the best competition we faced in Orlando other than Div. I Stetson. We didn’t bounce back as well as I thought we would after a day off but playing back-to-back doubleheaders really took its toll on us,” noted head coach Adam Shoemaker.

In singles action OC’s No. 2 Ben Turchin was in a tight contest with Brendan O’Connell during the first set, however, Turchin would drop set 7-5. The St. Thomas netter had all the play in the second set earning a 6-1 win.

Sam Towne and Sergio Sanchez were the only other Yeomen to really challenge a Tommie in their matches, they too would drop straight set matches in the No. 4 and 6 spots, 6-4, 6-2 and 6-4, 6-1 respectively.

Oberlin (3-13) will return to Ohio and begin North Coast Athletic Conference play April 6th when they travel to The College of Wooster for a 4:30 p.m. match.

Softball Drops a Pair on Thursday
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Box Score vs. Loras N/A l Box Score vs. Manchester

Clermont, Fla. – After taking yesterday off from play, the Oberlin College softball team returned to action on Thursday, but fell to Loras College 9-1 and Manchester College 10-2. 

The sophomore combo of Kristine Kuchta and Kristen Dix were two bright spots on the day for the Yeowomen. A triple by Kuchta and an RBI single by Dix lead to Oberlin’s lone run in the lid-lifer. 

Megan Widmer got the start on the rubber and took the loss. Jen Sees also pitched in relief. 

Against the Spartans, again it was the Kuchta-Dix duo that led to Oberlin’s first run of the game. This time Kuchta got things going with a double and came across to score on another run-producing single by Dix. 

Oberlin (2-14) recorded its second tally on an RBI groundout by Widmer as she sent Julia Chauvin plateward after she started the inning with a double. 

Brittany Dawson, Widmer and Sees all saw time on the bump in the game.



Brecksville alumna Molly Jacobson, 

Shaker Heights High grad Shaniqua 

McGinnis shine in Ohio State's first 

outdoor meet of the season

April 1, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Brecksville’s Molly Jacobson and Shaker Heights High alumna Shaniqua McGinnis were two of the key performers for Ohio State’s women’s track team as the Buckeyes opened their season at North Carolina State in the Raleigh Relays this past weekend.


They Buckeyes continue with the second leg Dixieland dash of the outdoor season on Eastern Weekend with a split squad, half the gals going to the Texas Relays in Austin and the other half journeying to the Tiger Track Classic in Auburn.

Running in the first outdoor meet of her collegiate career, Jacobson placed eighth in the 1,500-meter run in 4:44.85.

The freshman, who led the Bees to the big school state championship in cross country in 2007, also ran cross for the Bucks this past fall, posting her best finish in the Dayton Flyer 5K Challenge, taking 27th in 19:22.


McGinnis won the 400 dash in 54.23 and took fourth in the 200 dash 24.05, two spots behind teammate Christina Manning.  McGinnis was the anchor of the 1,600 relay team that finished 11th in the nation last year. The sophomore was a two-time state runner up in the 400 for the Red Raiders while in high school.


Yeomen Split With Gusties, Avon's Phil Brua gets third save on the hill
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Chandler, Ariz. – 
The Oberlin baseball team defeated Gustavus Aldophus 5-4 in game one, but the Gusties halted a five-game winning streak by salvaging a split with a 7-3 win in game two on Wednesday afternoon at Snedigar Park in Chandler, Arizona.

In the lid-lifter it was rookie Zach Jaspers who got the Oberlin offense going with a leadoff home run in the bottom of the first inning. The Cincinnati, Ohio, native finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Junior Ben Puterbaugh was the only other Yeomen to register two hits in the contest.




OB's Men's LAX Drops a Heartbreaker at SCAD
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By Mike Mancini

Savannah, Ga. – The Oberlin College men’s lacrosse team controlled the run of play throughout the game and took more shots, but unfortunately that didn’t equal a win as they dropped a 10-9 decision to Savannah College Art & Design on Wednesday evening. 

Oberlin (2-3) fired off 43 shots, while the Bees triggered just 33 attempts, but the Yeomen were stoned by SCAD’s backup goalie Wade Winebrenner who made 16 saves over the final two and half quarters. 

City of Oberlin & Heisman Club Partner to Host 5K Run
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Oberlin, Ohio – The John W. Heisman Club of Oberlin College and the City of Oberlin have joined forces to host an Earth Day 5K Run and fitness event for families on Saturday, April 17, at 9 a.m. with the starting point being under the arch at Tappan Square. 

In the past, the Heisman Club and the City of Oberlin have offered separate activities, but this year is different. The event will kick off at 9 a.m. with a 5K “Health Walk” though the neighborhoods of Oberlin. At 9:15, the kid’s event will begin with a race/run around Tappan Square. The featured 5K race begins promptly at 10 am and will follow the same course as the walkers. 

The City of Oberlin, led by Ian Yarber and Constance Ponder of the Recreation Department, has made a strong effort to promote health and wellness in the community, especially among the school aged children. Children will run for free and all of them will receive a medal for participating. 

For adults, the registration fee is $10 and the first 75 registered individuals will receive a free tee shirt. It is asked that everyone bring a non-perishable food item or a household item to the race to be donated to Oberlin Community Services.

The Heisman Club is very proud to be part of this event,” Heisman Club President Carla White Freyvogel said. “We support the mission of the city which is to endorse and promote the celebration of the environment, good health and service to our community ."

Hiram College Softball Sweeps Chatham (Pa.) University

April 1, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt

PITTSBURGH, PA.  –  The Hiram College softball team swept Chatham (Pa.) University, 5-0 and 8-4, today (Thursday, Apr. 1) in a non-conference doubleheader in Pittsburgh, Pa.

With the sweep, the Terriers improve to 9-9 overall while the Cougars are now 4-10 overall for the season.

In game one, Hiram scored a pair of runs in the top of the first inning to take an early 2-0 lead.  The Terriers then added another run in the fifth on a RBI-single by freshman Alexandra Singer (Akron/Dayton) to make the score 3-0.  Hiram tacked on a couple of insurance runs in the sixth thanks to another RBI single by Singer and on a wild pitch with bases loaded.  Solid pitching and defense held Chatham scoreless to preserve a 5-0 shutout in game one.



Baseball Drops Slugfest to Williams in Spring Break Finale
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Chandler, Ariz. – The Oberlin College baseball team dropped its spring break finale to Williams College 16-11 on Thursday afternoon in Chandler, Arizona. 

The Yeomen and Ephs were tied at 11 going into the seventh inning, but Ephs rallied for five runs over the final three frames to earn the win. 

Despite the loss, Oberlin still had a very successful left coast swing by going 7-3 and returns home with a record of 11-5 overall. 

The Yeomen won’t have much rest as they go right back to work on the weekend when they host a critical NCAC series against Kenyon College with doubleheaders scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at Dill Field. First pitch on each day will be at 1 p.m. 

Yeowomen Blanked By Birmingham Southern
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Box Score

Birmingham, AL – The Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team had no answer for the Birmingham Southern Panthers as the Yeowomen suffered a 16-0 setback on Thursday evening. 

Oberlin (3-3) triggered just nine shots in the game and could never get in rhythm on the offensive end. 
The Panthers scored 12 times in the first half and improved their record to 9-2 on the year. 

Molly Bloom led Oberlin with four shots while Lori Sako led the team with three ground balls. Alice Zicht also won two draw controls. Katherine Ficarra paced the defense with two caused turnovers. 
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