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Taylor Kring

Mount Union's Taylor Kring Named OAC Women's Track Athlete of the Week

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union sophomore Taylor Kring (Salem/West Branch) has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Track Athlete of the Week.

Kring continued her dominance of the hurdles this past weekend at the John Homon Open at Mount Union as she won the 100 meter hurdles with a time of 14.30 and 400 meter hurdles with a time of 1:05.38.

Her time in the 100 meter hurdles would have been the fourth-best time in the nation, but an over 4.0 tailwind nullified that mark in the national rankings. She is still ranked fifth in the event nationally with a time of 14.73.

She was also part of the winning 4x100 meter relay team from the this past weekend that posted a time of 48.84 that is ranked 17th in the nation.

Kring and the rest of the Purple Raiders run this week at the All-Ohio Championships Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

Mount Union to Celebrate NCAA Division III Week

As one of 442 members of NCAA Division III, the University of Mount Union is taking time this week to recognize the accomplishments of its Student/Athletes.

Division III is the NCAA's largest and most diverse division, with 442 members, 40 conferences and 170,000 student-athletes.

Division III Week is an opportunity for all individuals associated with a Division III institution to observe the impact of athletics on the campus and surrounding community, as Student/Athletes engage in activities focusing on academic accomplishment, athletic experience, leadership, community service and campus involvement.

Division III Week celebrates the unique Division III Student/Athlete experience, which offers a highly competitive athletics environment, a commitment to academic excellence and time to pursue other interests.

Mount Union like all NCAA Division III schools strive to provide Student/Athletes the opportunity to discover their potential and develop their passions through full participation in campus life, and ultimately to dedicate themselves to success as citizens and leaders in society.

Those ideals of NCAA Division III reflect the misson of Mount Union which is to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work and responsible citizenship.

Mount Union has 23 varsity teams and over 700 Student/Athletes.

Highlighting the achivements of student-athletes will be the theme this week as the Mount Union Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) puts on the annual Raider ESPY (Excellence in Sports Performance this Year) event Thursday at 6:30 pm at the Mount Union Theatre.

Mount Union Student/Athletes nominate and present awards for such things as Athlete of the Year, Best Comeback Athlete and Team of the Year in an award show format that comes complete with presenters and videos of the nominees along with acceptance speeches.

"The Student/Athletes have fun with it and it is rare evening where they can all get together as a group and recognize each other," stated Mark Hawald, head wrestling coach and co-advisor of the SAAC.  "It is a great honor to be recognized by your peers and makes for a great evening."

Throughout the year, Mount Union Student/Athletes support a variety of campus-wide service projects such as the recent March Makeover event that saw students help repair a home for a needy family on the edge of campus.  

This past Fall, Student/Athletes sponsored, organized and ran a Trick-or-Treat with the Raiders event that offered children in the community a safe place to celebrate Halloween.

A Mount Union football game was the backdrop for a sustainablity initiative this past season that saw students sort recyables at the game while raising awarness for fans about which items should be recycled.

"DIII Week provides us with an excellent way to celebrate what Mount Union Student/Athletes achieve every day, commented Leigh Ann Swartz, head women's volleyball coach and co-advisor of the SAAC."  "The SAAC does an outstanding job of fostering school spirit on campus, doing various service projects and highlighting the achievements of our student-athletes."

NCAA Division III Did You Know

  • Division III Student/Athletes report participating in club sports and intramural sports at greater rates than non-athletes.
  • Female Student/Athletes also report in greater numbers than female non-athletes that they have served as a leader in an organization. 
  • Division III Student/Athletes report active academic engagement and participation in academic “extras,” such as research with faculty, study-abroad opportunities and capstone/senior thesis projects.
  • Division III Student/Athletes report significantly greater gains in time management when compared with non-athletes. Male Student/Athletes also report significantly greater gains in leadership when compared with male non-athletes.
  • Division III Student/Athletes report greater involvement in volunteering. They also are more likely to report “leadership potential” as an important consideration in choosing a career.
  • Division III Student/Athletes are more likely to report that they see themselves as part of the campus community.
Storm Wrap Up Final NCAA Regional

PAINESVILLE, OHIO- The Lake Erie College men's golf team completed the final round of the NCAA Great Lakes Regional, posting a two-day score of 671 at Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville, Ind.

The total was good for 25th of 25 teams at the par 72 course.

Leading the Storm's effort was senior Frank Whites III (Wickliffe, Ohio/Wickliffe) with a two-day score of 79-86-165, tying for 89th place.  Coming in behind Whites in a tie for 97th were junior Mike Guarino (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) and senior Matt Hennessey (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon).  Guarino posted 82-86-168 and Hennessey 81-87-168.

Sophomore Tyler Walters (Middlefield, Ohio/Cardinal) posted the team's best day two round, finishing at 87-83-170.  Junior Troy Hunter (Aurora, Ohio/Crestwood) rounded out the Storm's effort with 88-87-175.

Lake Erie will be back in action Apr. 21-22 at the Ashland Spring Invitational at the Country Club of Ashland. 

B-W Baseball Team Defeats Oberlin College in 

Non-Conference Game

OBERLIN, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College baseball team defeated Oberlin College, 2-1, today (Tuesday, April 10, 2012) in a single nine-inning non-conference game at Dill Field.

With the win, the Yellow Jackets improved to 19-6 overall while the Yeomen fell to 16-14 overall.

B-W took an early lead, 1-0, as it scored its lone run on two hits.  Junior leftfielder Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./ St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute) left off the game with a base knock through the left side and then stole second base.  Toughey would advance to third on the ground out by freshman first baseman Kyle Chontos (Pickerington/North).  Toughey would score on the two out RBI single by junior second baseman Jay Yost (Bascom/Hopewell-Loudon).

Oberlin tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning as it scored the tying run on three hits.

The game would remain tied until the top of the seventh when the Yellow Jackets would score, 2-1, what turned out to be the game winning run on two hits.  Chontos reached first on a two-out single to left field and would advance to second on a passed ball.  Sophomore second baseman Brad Gugliotta (Twinsburg) came into pinch hit and drove in the game-winning run with an RBI single to right field.

The B-W offense scored the two runs on eight hits and was led by freshman designated hitter Zach Ferster (Olmsted Falls) as he went 2-for-2 with a double. Chontos, Gugliotta, freshman third baseman Eric Murphy (Brook Park/Midpark), junior centerfielder Nolan Neuschaefer (Elyria), Toughey and Yost all added a base hit each.

On the mound, senior Brett Edmonds (Olmsted Falls) picked up his first win of the season as he tossed the complete game.  Edmonds pitched all nine innings and allowed just one run on nine hits with three strikeouts and no walks.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, April 11) when they host Capital University in an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader at the Heritage Field.   First pitch is slated for 1:00 p.m.   B-W concludes the week when it will travel to Wilmington to take on the Quakers of Wilmington College in an OAC doubleheader on Saturday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m.

Storm Swept In Road Doubleheader at ODU

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College (5-30, 2-16 GLIAC) fell behind early in game one and lost a lead in game two but the end results were the same in a pair of losses at Ohio Dominican University (18-20, 12-6 GLIAC). The Storm dropped game one, 9-1, in six innings and game two, 5-2.

Lake Erie lone run in game two was provided by senior catcher Megan Foley (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick) who slugged her fifth home run of the season in the third inning. Foley had two of the Storm's five hits in the game. Sophomore Jeniffer Gratz (Richwood, Ohio/North Union) was also on base twice with a double and a walk.
Jeniffer Gratz 
Ohio Dominican scored three runs in the first, third and sixth innings for the victory. Sophomore Dawn Ondercin (Sheffield, Ohio/Brookside) allowed 13 hits and nine runs (eight earned) in 5.1 innings.

In game two, senior Sam Ronde (Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg) allowed an unearned run in the second inning but was strong throughout. Lake Erie finally provided her some run support in the bottom of the fourth. Senior Ali Heming (Cincinnati, Ohio/Turpin) singled up the middle to bring in Foley and tie the game and senior Haley Rathge (Edon, Ohio/Napoleon) brought in sophomore Juliana Brotzman (Madison, Ohio/Madison) for a 2-1 advantage.

That lasted until the sixth inning when an untimely dropped foul ball came back to haunt the Storm later in the at bat as the Panthers' Kylee Crislip blasted a two-run homer to left off Ronde to give ODU a 3-2 advantage. The Panthers added an insurance run later in the inning and another off freshman reliever Amanda Anderson(Streetsboro, Ohio/Streetsboro) in the seventh. Freshman Amber Dowen (New Lyne, Ohio/Pymatuning Valley) reaching on error in the seventh was the Storm's only baserunner of the last three innings.

Lake Erie continues its prolonged road swing with GLIAC doubleheaders Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Amateur Bowling Notes

Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 4/9/12


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Rob Blunk, Berea, 2/24, Brookgate Lanes;

Ryan Strong, Cleveland, 3/16, Brookgate Lanes;

Carl Heinl, Cleveland Heights, 3/23, Red_Circle Lanes;

George Kasidosis, Cleveland, 3/28, Buckeye Lanes;

Michael Mravec, Lakewood, 3/31, Brookgate Lanes;

Daniel Block, Parma, 4/1, Brookgate Lanes;

John Popovich Jr., Berea, 4/2, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Thomas Domzalski Jr., Maple Heights, 4/2, Maple Heights Lanes;

Tim Gage, Berea, 4/3, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Franklin Diehl, Streetsboro, 4/3, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Donald Nealen, Olmsted Falls, 4/4, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Ken Schwann Jr., Parma, 4/4, Brookgate Lanes;

Jon Curtis, Parma, 4/4, Red_Circle Lanes;

Gary Pesta, Parma, 4/4, Red_Circle Lanes;

Warren Apger, North Olmsted, 4/6, Buckeye Lanes;

Jim Page, Brunswick, 4/6, Buckeye Lanes;

Jeff Shiepe, Strongsville, 4/6, Buckeye Lanes;

Tommy Conely, Cleveland, 4/9, Freeway Lanes of Parma;



    299 Games

Dale Rush, Garfield Heights, 3/31, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Ron Peltz, Olmsted Falls, 4/6, Buckeye Lanes;

Mary Ann Ineman, Garfield Heights, 4/6, Cloverleaf Lanes;



    298 Games

William Ramey, Cleveland, 4/4, Brookgate Lanes;

Tony Campana Jr., Parma, 4/9, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Tony Naglic, Euclid, 3/9, Red_Circle Lanes;



    800 Series

Tony Naglic, Euclid, 3/9, Red_Circle Lanes (809);

George Streich, Strongsville, 3/16, Brookgate Lanes (821);

Steve Kaliszewski, Valley View, 3/30, Red_Circle Lanes (800);

Nick DiBlatto, Mayfield Heights, 4/4, Red_Circle Lanes (827);

Tommy Conely, Cleveland, 4/9, Freeway Lanes of Parma (821;