A Page -- April 11, 2010

Andrews Osborne Academy

Andrews Osborne now in its second 

season of boys tennis; numbers of 

players and matches are both up

with development process hitting

its next stage

April 11, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




WILLOUGHBY – Now in its second season of boys’ tennis, Andrews Osborne Academy here is ready to turn the corner to respectability in the high school game.


Second-year coach Kris Najdovski has both a full unit and full schedule and expects his troops to at least make some strides in learning the high school version of the sport and what it takes to become successes as Student/Athletes.


“We are looking for continued growth within the program,” Najdovski said. “We have the opportunity for gaining experience since this is our first season with a full schedule of matches.”


In addition to number of matches being up (eight to 15), the number of players are up as well from seven to 13, enabling the possibility of  JV and exhibition matches but more importantly fostering competition within the club, creating a situation of the Student/Athlete “earning” one of the seven available varsity playing spots instead of securing it by default.


The starting lineup for the first couple matches has been at number 1 singles Chris Casey (a returning letterman), at number 2 singles Lennart Ohnesorge (an exchange student from Germany), at number 3 singles Masi Zarif  (another exchange student from Germany), at number 1 doubles Xavier Peake and Eddie Shen (both of who are returning lettermen), and at number 2 doubles Leo Cai  (a returning letterman) and Tony Lee.


Casey was the team MVP last year and has been designated as the captain for this season.


Alternates vying for playing time and competing for starting spots are Grant Needham, Arthur Chu, Robert Zhao, Benny Wang, Todd Wang, and Philip Zhu.


Also, Andrews Osborne is playing some of the bigger schools with Chardon High, NDCL, Lake Catholic, West Geauga, Brush HS and others of comparable size on the schedule.


“We have an inexperienced but enthusiastic group of players,” said Najdovski. “We expect to gain some experience for our young group of players. We have a very enthusiastic group.”

Baseball – Mount Union Gets 

Sunday Split With Allegheny

April 11



Paul Mariotti got his second win of the season in the opener against Allegheny.

·         Game 1: Mount Union 5, Allegheny (PA) 1 

·         Game 2: Allegheny (PA) 5, Mount Union 2

(ALLIANCE)--Three Mount Union pitchers combined to hold Allegheny to five hits and not allow an earned run in a 5-1 victory in the first game of a doubleheader today at 23rd Street Field in Alliance.  Allegheny had a solid pitching peformance of its own in the second game as they held the Raiders to six hits in a 5-2 win.



Yeomen Conclude First Tournament of the Spring
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Delaware, Ohio – Over the weekend, the Oberlin College golf team took to the links for the first time this spring, finishing in eighth place with a total team score of 785 (388-397) at the Ohio Weselyan University Strimer Invitational. 

First-year Andrew Decarlo was Oberlin’s top finisher as he carded in a two-round total of 182 (90-92). 

Football standout Ron Rupard finished one shot back of DeCarlo with 183 total swings. After posting a team-low round of 89 on Saturday he followed with a 94 today. 

Other familiar names from the gridiron, Jake Panka and Matt Richard also competed for the Yeomen. Panka took 207 strokes (101-106) over the two days, while Richard registered 213 (108-105) swings. 

Michael Murray rounded out the Yeomen line-up with a score of 236 (114-122).

The host Bishops won the event with a mark of 591 (290-301). Andy Wolf of Trine University was the individual medalist as he posted back-to-back rounds of 71 to finish with 142 swings. 

The North Olmsted Murphy name 

carries on at Catonsville as Chad is 

now a contributor to CCBC-C's 

baseball team winning 20 of last 25 


April 11, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




North Olmsted High alumnus Chad Murphy has followed the same path his brother T.J. traveled on the college baseball circuit, already having an impact as a freshman on the JUCO team at the Community College of Baltimore County in Catonsville, MD.


Murphy’s team really turned things around after heading north from February spring trip that produced at 2-4 record. CCBC-Catonsville has won 20 f its last 25 games that included a 17-game winning streak. Murphy was a chief contributor to many of those wins.


He had two-hits in a 14-hit effort by the team in a 14-4 win over Seminole Community College. He is batting .241 with nine runs scored. Murphy has a .421 on -base percentage with eight walks.

North Olmsted's Chad Murphy

Defensively, he has an .828 fielding percentage.


Last year, T.J., who is now playing at Cumberland College in Tennessee, was second on the team in hitting at CCBC Catonsville with a .357 average, led the team in stolen bases with 11, and was second in RBIs with 19 and slugging percentage (.520).


Both were supposed to play for Presbyterian College this spring but paper shuffling snafus involved in transfers of students forced them to change their plans.


They were both of course standout hockey players at North Olmsted but with so few college opportunities for Americans in the sport they both chose the baseball rout, since the same guy at North Olmsted, Tim Murphy, coached them in  both sports.

B-W Finishes Runner-Up at Ted 

Barclay Classic in Granville; 

Nick Bryan Earns Medalist Honors

By Nick Minerd

BEREA – The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team shot a spring season-best 299 to place second on the final day today (Sunday, April 11) of the 2010 Denison University Ted Barclay Classic at Granville Golf Course in Granville, Ohio. Senior Nick Bryan (Zanesville/Rosecrans) fired a one-over par 72 and won medalist honors for the tournament.

Nick Bryan

Bryan's 72 gave him a two-day total of 146 on the par-71 and 6,559-yard course.



Men's Golf - Mount Union Finishes Fourth at 

OWU Strimer Invite

By Lenny Reich

(DELAWARE, OH)--Mount Union's men's golf team had five rounds in the 70's today and finished fourth with a two-day total of 610 (305-305) at the Ohio Wesleyan Strimer Invitational in Delaware, Ohio.

After firing a 305 yesterday at GlenRoss Golf Club, the Purple Raiders duplicated the score at Oakhaven Golf Course to edge out fifth place Spalding (KY) (311-306=617) by seven strokes.  Tournament host Ohio Wesleyan rallied from four strokes back to win the team title (290-301=591).

Junior Scott Miller (Wykoff, NJ/Ramapo) led Mount Union with a 149 (74-75) and placed 11th overall.  Fellow juniors Cory Muller (Akron/Green) in 12th with a 151 (74-77) and Steve Guerrieri (Canton/Massilon Jackson) in 17th (77-76=153) and sophomore Colin Broughton (Hartville/Lake) in 23rd with a 157 (80-77) made up the rest of the team score.

Mount Union will compete in the OAC Spring Invite next weekend at River Greens Golf Club outside of Coshocton, Ohio.

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