A Page -- April 13, 2010

My Sports Dreams

Coaches of Student/Athletes place 

"work ethic" at the top of the list of 

teaching points; life skills teaching 

more prevalent as well as hours 

logged for benefit of teams

April 13, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




GOLDENS BRIDGE, NY – In a national survey conducted by Mysporststeams.com in which various coaches of Student/Athletes were queried, a few trends have been discovered from the research that has been gathered and analyzed so far.


The National Coach Survey has learned that nearly 30 percent of all coaches who have responded spend 16 or more hours per week on their team responsibilities, 60 percent reported giving life advice to their Student/Athletes and, best of all, the No. 1 teaching point for coaches who reported is “work ethic.”


Although society has changed as a whole nearly diminishing the value of a “good work ethic,” those in objective situations working with youth as a majority teach that winning at spots is directly correlated to perseverance and persistence, and, by extension from the other findings, can be applied to the life arena outside the sports one for any given Student/Athlete.

Mysportsteams.com is a national organization that assists coaches of Student/Athletes with their travel, entry and logistics expenses.


The Viking Report. . .

A Look At What Is Happening In Cleveland State Athletics

Vikings Take To The Road In Search Of Championships. . .

All Six Sports In Action This Week With Softball & Men's Tennis Leading The League

April 13, 2010        

By Brian McCann

For the first time this spring, all six Viking spring sports will be in action in the same week, with all but two of the 17 contests being played on the road.

Both tennis teams will be at Detroit on Saturday.  The men, who clinched the top seed in the upcoming Horizon League Championships over the weekend, will meet the Titans at 10:00 a.m. with the women, who need a win on Saturday to claim the No. 2 seed and a first round tourney bye, playing at 1:30 p.m.  The men will also play on Sunday (April 18) against Buffalo at 2:00 p.m. at the Malaga Tennis Center (weather permitting).

The softball team, which is in first place in the Horizon League with an 8-1 mark, has a busy week ahead with six road contests.  CSU plays a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader on Tuesday (April 13) at Eastern Michigan and a single game at No. 23 Notre Dame at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday (April 15) before heading on to Green Bay for a three-game series with the Phoenix.  The two teams will play two games starting at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday (April 17) and a 12:00 noon single game on Sunday (April 18).


Weekly Falcon Report

A look at Notre Dame College Student/Athletes' happenings 

April 13

By Andy Barch



SOUTH EUCLID -- The following is a weekly report of NDC Student/Athletes.

THIS WEEK:  The Falcons will play a key home-and-home series with Malone on Thursday (at MU, 3 p.m.) and Saturday (Serra Field-Euclid, 1 p.m.).  The Pioneers and Falcons come into the week in second and third place, respectively, in the American Mideast Conference standings.  On Sunday, the Falcons (23-12, 10-6 AMC) will host a special “home away from home” game at All Pro Freight Stadium, the home of the Lake Erie Crushers (see “OUTTA THE PARK” below).

Brett Zientarski

Vermilion native Brett Zientarski

LAST WEEK:  Notre Dame went 3-2 in five games.  The Falcons took three of four from Mount Vernon Nazarene on Friday and Saturday to run their conference record to four games over .500 (10-6).  NDC lost a 22-20 slugfest to John Carroll on Tuesday (April 6) before their four-game series with the Cougars. … Senior Brett Zientarski (Vermilion, Ohio) had a big week at the plate for NDC.  The Falcons’ designated hitter batted .529/.652/1.294 (batting/on-base/slugging) on the week, with four home runs and 11 RBIs. 



Jackson alumna Aubrey Loy Named OAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week

PUBLISHED ON: 4/13/2010 8:30 AM

Aubrey Loy has been named OAC Field Athlete of the Week seven times in her career.
(AUSTINTOWN, OH)--Mount Union senior Aubrey Loy (Canton/Massillon Jackson) has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week.

Loy won both the long jump (18-4.5) and triple jump (36-1.8) at the Mount Union Open this past Saturday in Alliance.  Mount Union finished in second place in the 10-team event. 

It marks the third time this year and seventh time in her career that she has won the award.

Mount Union travels to the All-Ohio Championships this Saturday (Apr. 17) at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

Mount Union Beats B-W, 5-4, in 

Men's Tennis in Alliance

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA -- The Mount Union College men's tennis team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference and arch-rival Baldwin-Wallace College, 5-4, today (Tuesday, April 13, 2010) at the 23rd Street Courts in Alliance to break a secen-match Yellow Jacket winning streak.

B-W gained an early 3-0 advantage after doubles play as the number one duo of senior Andy Redd (Archbold) and junior Matt Lachman (Cleveland Heights/ Lakewood St. Edward) beat Mt. Union's Brian Mogus and Grant Aronson, 8-6, the No.2  duo of sophomores Taylor Long (Ashland/ Senior) and Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) beart the Purple Raiders' Zach Perry and Travis Papay, 8-4, and the No.3 tandem of freshmen Joe Horvath (North Royalton) and Ty Beaton (Bemus Point, N.Y./ Maplegrove) beat Mt. Union's Brian Widdoes and Nate Fockler, 8-3.



Oberlin Men's Tennis Blanked by Denison

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4/13/2010 9:01:42 PM

By Wes Davis

Granville, Ohio – The Oberlin College men’s tennis squad, short handed on the night, fell to Denison University 9-0 in a match up of North Coast Athletic Conference teams from opposites sides of the East-West split.

Denison, the Central Regions 9th ranked team, rushed out to a 3-0 lead following doubles action. However, Ben Turchin and Joe Leffler, OC’s top pairing tonight wouldn’t go down without a fight making Walsh Jesuit alumnus Nate Hobrath and Hudson High grad Matt McErlean work hard to earn an 8-6 win. 



Relay For Life Set For Saturday
Relay For Life

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4/13/2010 4:16:06 PM
By Mike Mancini

Oberlin – Oberlin College has partnered with the American Cancer Society to host a Relay for Life event on Saturday, April 17, starting at 9 a.m. at Tappan Square. 

Folks from across the community are encouraged to come out and support this wonderful event. Everyone can give back by forming a team or by donating funds to the cause of fighting cancer. 

Mount Union Football Coach Larry Kehres 2010 Honorary Chair of Logan Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic

April 13, 2010

By Lenny Reich

(CANTON ) --Mount Union athletic director and head football coach Larry Kehres will be the 2010 honorary chairman at the 7th annual Logan Family Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic being held Monday, June 14, 2010 at Congress Lake Country Club in Hartville, Ohio.

Kehres enters his 25th season as the Purple Raiders head coach in 2010 and has a 289-22-3 record along with a record 10 NCAA Division III National Championships.  He joins a distinguished list of past honorees that include Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, Ohio State men's basketball coach Thad Matta, two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin, former Ohio State basketball standout Clark Kellogg along with former professional basketball player Eric Snow and professional quarterback Todd Blackledge.


Larry Kehres

" We are blessed to have Coach Kehres join this great group," commented Andy Logan of the Logan Family Foundation.  "Proceeds from this event will benefit the Pierre Garcon Helping Hands Project along with the Logan Family Foundation."

To sign up for the golf outing, the dinner or hole sponsorships please click on the link above or go to www.loganfamilyfoundation.org.

The mission of the Logan Family Foundation is to use the lessons we have learned from our parents and through our individual life experiences to “pay forward.”  The goal is to fund needs for families and children in the communities both in which we were raised and live today.

The Logan Family Foundation was started in 2004 and uses fund raising activities to assist selected beneficiaries of the Foundation.  We host an annual sports celebrity golf tournament, dinner and auction event, which has been a tremendous success.

Dick and Gloria Logan have five children that make up the Board of Trustees for the Foundation, including Amy Logan Walther, Jeff Logan, Jud Logan, Whitney Logan and Andy Logan.  Dick played football at Ohio State University and for the Green Bay Packers, Jeff played football at Ohio State, Jud is a four-time Olympian for Team USA in the Hammer Throw and Andy played football at Kent State University.

Ashland University Track Coach Jud Logan

The Logan Family Foundation has awarded nearly $125,000 to various beneficiaries since inception.

The Foundation will continue to raise money as needed to support the commitments and needs of the beneficiaries of the Foundation. Long-term plans are to create an endowment that will allow for continued gifts and leave a legacy.

Eight Former Players, One Current Coach And One History-Making Team Comprise 2010 JCU Athletic Hall Of Fame Induction Class
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The 1993 John Carroll University volleyball team is just the third to be inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame
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By Chris Wenzler

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS -- The largest induction class in the history of the John Carroll University Athletic Hall of Fame features Student/Athletes from six sports, a record-setting coach and a history-making team. 

Current men’s basketball and men’s golf head coach Mike Moran and the 1993 John Carroll volleyball team join individual standouts Dave Pendergast (Football, class of 1968), Mary Ann Montagne (Volleyball, class of 1990), Beth Priestap (Volleyball, class of 1994), Artie Taylor (Men’s Basketball, class of 1998), Pam Jimison (Women’s Swimming and Volleyball, class of 1998), Justin Kerr (Wrestling, class of 1999), Jim Wideikis (Baseball, class of 1999), and David Ziegler (Football, class of 2000) as part of this year’s installment into the JCU Hall of Fame. 

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Dave Pendergast
Dave Pendergast was an accomplished member of the football team, graduating from John Carroll in 1968. A three-year letterwinner and a two-year starter, Pendergast was named first team all-conference player as an offensive lineman in each of the final two years of his career as a Blue Streak. At the time he played, Pendergast was tabbed by head coach Jerry Schweickert as “his most aggressive lineman” and “one of the best we’ve ever had.” 


Mount Union Baseball Series With Baldwin-Wallace Postponed to Wednesday Due to Rain

April 13, 2010

By Lenny Reich

Mount Union's Ohio Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader with Baldwin-Wallace scheduled for Tuesday at 1 pm at 23rd Street Field in Alliance has been postponed to Wednesday at 1 pm due to rain and wet field conditions.

JCU'S Bryan Robinett Named OAC Baseball Hitter Of the Week
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Bryan Robinett was named as John Carroll's second OAC Baseball Hitter of the Week this season
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4/13/2010 11:16:45 AM
By Chris Wenzler

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS -- John Carroll University senior Bryan Robinett was selected as the Ohio Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week for his efforts against Notre Dame and Baldwin-Wallace.

In three games, Robinett went 8-for-11 (.727) and collected seven RBIs on the strength of two doubles and three home runs. In the nightcap of a double-header at Baldwin- Wallace, Robinett blasted two home runs as part of a 9-8 victory. The outfielder currently leads the team with a .538 average.

Robinett becomes the second Blue Streak this season to receive the honor, as freshman Ryan Pacyga was named Hitter of the Week March 30th.

Westlake wins top spots to edge St. 

Ignatius, 3-2

April 13, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




ROCKY RIVER – Westlake used the top three spots to squeeze out a 3-2 win over St. Ignatius tonight, here on the Magnificat High School Tennis Courts.


The Demons, defending champs in the Southwestern Conference, earned the points at first and second singles with nationally ranked Cody Buffington topping James Oliver, 6-3, 6-3 and Jason Wissman taking Tom Mascia, respectively.


The Wildcats’ only win singles play came from No. 3 guy Sean Frebes, who bettered Max Salvatore, 6-1, 6-2.


First doubles went to the Demons in a wild one with Brian Gottfried and Abhi Ranachandran getting the better Amar Shah and Mike Nichols 6-1, 6-7 (4), 6-2.


The Cats took the point at the two doubles spot with Chad Burton and Mark Gregory downing Steve Wang and Kevin Fleisher, 6-4, 6-4.


The Demons are now 4-1 overall and Cats 2-1

Big Red Bite Yeowomen

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4/13/2010 9:20:07 PM
Box Score

By Mike Mancini

Granville, Ohio – Denison University scored the first nine goals of the game and never looked back as it cruised to a 20-3 victory over the Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team on tonight. 

Oberlin (3-7, 0-3 NCAC) triggered just 10 shots on the night and lost the groundball battle 20-9.