A Page -- April 19, 2011

Alexander from Alexandria (L), Kelly (R)



By Nick Minerd

PITTSFORD, NY – The Case Western Reserve University baseball team swept this week’s University Athletic Association awards, announced by the conference office on Monday, April 18. Freshman Ray Kelly (Rochester, NY/Aquinas Institute) was tabbed Pitcher of the Week and junior outfielder Sam Alexander (Alexandria, VA/T.C. Williams) was selected as Hitter of the Week.

The Spartans (26-12 overall) have won 12 of their last 14 games and are in the midst of the best season in program history. Last week, the team broke the school-record for wins in a season (24) that was set by last year’s squad.

During a 4-1 week for the Spartans, Kelly posted a 2-0 record with a 1.29 earned run average. In 14 innings, the southpaw allowed just two earned runs on 12 hits while striking out 10. Kelly threw six shutout innings versus Oberlin College on Wednesday as the Spartans broke the school’s wins record.

Alexander batted .500 (9-of-18) with a homerun and eight runs batted-in. He also walked five times, scored seven runs and stole a base to help lead a Spartan offense that scored 56 runs in just five games.

Padua alum Ricky Jaskolski is Medalist as B-W Men’s 

Golf Team Fifth at the 2011 OAC Invitational in 


By Kevin Ruple

PATASKALA, OHIO-- Baldwin-Wallace College junior Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/ Parma Padua Fransiscan) shot rounds of 84, 74 and 74 for a 54-hole total of 232 strokes to earn medalist honors as the Yellow Jacket men’s golf team finished fifth of nine teams at the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Spring Invitational Tournament at the Cumberland Trail Golf Club in Pataskala, Ohio.  The first 27 holes were played on Sunday, April 17 amd second on Monday, April 18.
Royalton native Jaskolski (L), Westlake native Nader (R)

The Yellow Jackets shot rounds of 359, 313 and 311 for a 54-hole total of 983 strokes and were just four shots shy of third place. Ohio Northern University won the event with 953 strokes.  The first round was a par-72 and 7,088 yards. The second was played at par-72 and 6,886 yards. The third round was played at par-72 and 6,805 yards.  Jaskolski was the medalist and was three shots better than ONU’s Colin Burns and Otterbein University’s Brock Neighbors who both carded 54-hole totals of 235 strokes. There were 53 total golfers.

In addition to Jaskolski, sophomore Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit) carded rounds of 89, 76 and 77 for a 54-hole total of 242 strokes to tie for 11th individually.  Freshman Augie Ward (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) shot rounds of 92, 83 and 77 for a 252 total to place in a tie for 29th. Senior Brian Routhieaux (Gibsonia, Pa./ Mars Area) had rounds of 97, 80 and 83 for a 260 total to place in a tie for 41st. Junior Matt Warren (Copley) carded rounds of 94, 91 and 83 for a total of 268 strokes to place 50th.

Playing as an individual, freshman Chris Nader (Westlake) had rounds of 93, 93 and 81 for a 267 total to place 49th.

Oberlin Student/Athlete Marissa Clardy doubles in the 
public eye as both a runner and thespian

Story Reported by Hal . Student/Writer

4/18/2011 11:13:09 AM
Hal Sundt sat down sophomore track star Marissa Clardy for this week’s edition of Sundt’s Scribes. While the NCAC Indoor Sprints/Hurdles Runner of the Year certainly performs well on the track, Sundt takes a look inside Clardy’s other performance domain – the Theatre. 

Marissa Clardy sits on the opposite end from where I sit, in a small classroom on the third floor of the King Building of Oberlin College. We are both in the same English class, and the little that I know about her is based on this 50-minute class that we share three times per week. For the last two months I have fooled myself into thinking that I know her true personality, who she really is.

Occasionally during class she gets caught playing with her curly hair, which simultaneously looks like she is hesitantly raising her hand to make a point or ask a question.

“Help me Marissa,” the professor usually asks. “Did you have something to say?”

“No,” she will reply with a small giggle before bringing her shoulders in closer to her body and twirling her hair into tighter and tighter curls.

While in class she often leans forward with both elbows on the table and her back extended at about a sixty-degree angle. She fiddles with her hands, then frantically jots down a few notes when the professor says something particularly inspiring. She has a soft smile and exudes a classical beauty like Hepburn. She seems like the type of girl you would want to sit next to in your high school Geometry class so that you could ask her for help: quiet, approachable and really, really smart.

But the Marissa Clardy who is so quiet and dainty in that English class is not really her, but one of many characters that she plays in a life that is growing fonder and fonder not only of English or Track (where she is one of the fastest women in the NCAA), but of a discipline much more suited for someone so versatile: Theater.

In addition to pursuing an English major, Clardy has already taken four Theater classes at Oberlin and, while hesitant to commit, she is pretty sure she will major in Theater as well. 

“I love it but it’s so scary. It’s a really scary major to be in,” Clardy says with a loud laugh.

As we begin to talk about her theater courses I realize that she has been fooling me all along with her quiet act. Clardy transforms into an energetic, even boisterous, ball of energy. She chooses certain words to speak louder and stretch out for emphasis (“Whenever you’re up there and you’re on the stage you’re really nervous”). When she gets particularly excited, like when she explains to me the “Jar of Honey” concept that she learned in one of her classes, she responds through a combination of physical gestures: her eyes widen as she shakes her head, cracks a smile and then looks away.

“[Professor Heather Anderson Boll] has this thing she calls the jar of honey,” Clardy begins. “Because when she was in school at Yale [during a play], a jar of honey tipped over and fell onto the floor and that was not supposed to happen, but then they went into a natural state and reacted as their character would have reacted. And it’s the moment where maybe something goes wrong on stage, something that’s not supposed to happen happens. But if you’re really, really into the moment and tied into the scene then that can become one of the best moments because it’s something unexpected. Then you really have to become your character and you really have to think as they would think and react as they would react.”

Oberlin College’s Theater and Dance Department is located in Warner Gymnasium. Inside Warner the building looks, sounds, feels and smells like it is alive. Sitting in a chair on the first floor, I am blanketed by the humidity and the faint smell of sweat. With each step the old wooden floor creaks and the metal hinges of the doors squeak. It’s like being in a different world. I can feel the energy of the building. I can feel the building breathing. 

It is this space that coaxes the energetic Marissa Clardy out of the reserved Marissa Clardy.

“I am a naturally more quiet person,” Clardy explains. “It helps me get out of my shell a little bit and not be as reserved and forces me to be a little more adventurous.”

“Theater is all about sharing energy with each other. If you can’t share your energy with your partner or if you can’t communicate with your partner, then you’re not in motion. You’re not able to bring the words on the page to life. I feel like that entire energy just permeates the entire building.”

However, don’t be fooled. It is not like this transition from quiet student to passionate actress has been seamless.

“It’s terrifying but exhilarating at the same time,” Clardy says. “Just because I have difficulty with it doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t do it. If I did that every time I came across something difficult I’d never get anywhere.”

Whether it is a fear of losing a race, flunking a test, or bombing a performance on stage, fear resides in the unknown and the uncomfortable. It can be crippling. I’m sure Clardy gets just as scared as the rest of us, but perhaps where she is different is that she uses her fear as fuel. She openly shares how nervous she gets in Theater, but continues to put herself in those positions because it makes her stronger. The longer she resides in the realm of the uncomfortable, the more comfortable the realm becomes.

She knows that the jar of honey will spill, and that is why she will succeed.

CSU Softball Continues League Play At UIC

Vikings Face Kent State Mid-Week week, including a three-game league series at third place UIC

The Vikes will make the short trip to Kent State on Wednesday for a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader. CSU will then head to Chicago to take on UIC with a 3:00 p.m. doubleheader slated for Friday (April 22) and a 12:00 noon single game on Saturday (April 23) at Loyola.

“Sweeping Loyola was a good sign for us,” head coach Angie Nicholson said. “Our pitching and defense were out-standing in the two games and when the games were on the line, we came through with some big hits. We have 12 league ahead of us. For now, we need to get our bats going and continue to play fundamentally sound and the rest will take care of itself.”
Caila FerroGabby Gillilan
Ferro (L), Gillilan (R)

With sophomore Tess Sito throwing 17 innings of scoreless ball, which equalled a pair of two-hitters, senior Amy Powell pieced together a run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th when Caila Ferro singled with one out and eventually came in to score on a bases loaded single by Gabby Gillilan.

Mount men trip Marietta, 7-2

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- The Mount Union men's tennis team defeated Marietta, 7-2, in Ohio Athletic Conference play on Monday.

Zach Perry (Hudson/Hudson), Nate Fockler (North Canton/North Canton Hoover), Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg) and Yasuhiro Anno (Fukucka, Japan/Kyushu Kokusai Daigaku Fuzoku) were winners in both singles and doubles action.
Perry won the first singles match over Teddy Daub, 6-1, 6-1, while Fockler defeated Dave Koscielny, 6-0, 6-1, in the No. 2 match.

Yackmack won the third singles match against Ryan Wong, 6-4, 6-4; Anno bested Mike Carpenter at fourth singles, 6-0, 6-2; and Jeff Looker (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) won at No. 6 singles against Abdul Sheikh, 6-4, 6-3.

In pairs action, Anno and Perry teamed for an 8-3 win over Daub and Carpenter in the No. 1 doubles match.

Fockler and Yackmack added an 8-2 victory against Koscielny and Ryan Gontero at second doubles.

The Purple Raiders will be in action again on Tuesday with a 3:30 p.m. OAC home match against John Carroll

Green High alum Cory Muller named 

OAC S/A Golfer of the Week for Mount 


April 18, 2011 

By Lenny Rich

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Cory Muller (Akron/Green) was named Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Golfer of the Week.

Muller posted his third top-10 finish of the year as he finished eighth at the rain-shortened Malone Invitational Friday at Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance.

Muller carded a 75 to finish tied for eighth as Saturday's second and final round was rained out.
Muller has a 76.7 stroke average on the season.

Mount Union places third at OAC Spring Invitational

April 18, 2011 

By Josh Reilly

PATASKALA, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's golf team placed third at the two-day, 54-hole Ohio Athletic Conference Spring Invitational, which wrapped up on Monday at Cumberland Trail Golf Course.

Scott Miller (Wycoff, N.J./Ramapo) carded the team's low score -- a 238 -- and finished seventh after three rounds (84-80-74). The invitational was split into two 27-hole days.
Jackson alum Steve Guerrieri (L), Ben Lehrke (R

Ben Lehrke (North Ridgeville/Lutheran West) added a ninth-place finish with a 240 (85-79-76).
Also for the Raiders, Steve Guerrieri (Canton/Massillon Jackson) tied for 22nd, shooting a 248 (83-88-77).

As a team, Mount Union had a 979 stroke total, finishing behind team champ Ohio Northern (953) and second-place Otterbein (958).

Baldwin-Wallace's Ricky Jaskolski was the medalist, finishing with a 232 (84-74-74).

Top-Seeded CSU Men’s Tennis Out To Win Fourth 

Straight Horizon League Title

Vikings Have Won 32 Straight Duals vs. League Opponents

By Brian McCann

The three-time defending champion Cleveland State men’s tennis team will attempt to make it four straight when the 
top-seeded Vikings compete at the Horizon League Championship at North Central H.S. in 

Indianapolis, Ind., from Thursday 
through Saturday (April 21-23).

The championship match is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday (April 23).

Oberlin Student/Athletic Summer Camp schedule 


Story Reported by Mike Mancini

4/18/2011 11:46:01 AM
Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College athletics department will be offering camps this summer in the sports of baseball, soccer and cross country.

The first camp to be offered is the baseball camp, which will run from June 13-16. There will be two different sessions throughout each day of the camp. Children ages 6-11 will receive instruction from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., while boys ages 12-18 will go from 1 p.m. -3 p.m. For more information and to register for the camp, contact Eric Lahetta at 440-775-8534 or via email at eric.lahetta@oberlin.edu.

Head Soccer Coach Blake New will be offering his annual Boy’s Advanced College Prep Soccer Camp from June 24-26. This camp is open to boys who are entering grades 9-12. Coach New will also be holding a separate day camp from June 13-17 that will go from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. each day. This camp is open to boys and girls who will be entering grades 1-8. For more information about each camp and to register visit http://www.oberlinsoccercamps.com/.

Head Track and Field & Cross Country Coach Ray Appenheimer will host his annual Nike Cross Country Camp on July 24-28. This camp is open to boys and girls ages 10-18. Campers can elect to stay overnight or travel back and forth each day. For more information about the camp and to register online visit www.ussportscamps.com/running/nike/nike-cross-country-camp-oberlin-college.

Terriers and Yeomen to do battle of NE Ohio

Story Reported by Mike Mancini

4/18/2011 7:45:40 AM

Oberlin, Ohio – Despite a forecast that is calling for rain, the Oberlin College baseball team will try to make-up their North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader with Hiram College Tuesday, April 19 starting at 1 p.m.

The rescheduling of the twinbill forces the Yeomen to cancel their mid-week game with Baldwin-Wallace that was scheduled for Wednesday, April 20. Per NCAC rules, teams are allowed to play on a maximum of two dates during the school week and with the Yeomen already set to host Allegheny on Friday, the contest with the Yellow Jackets had to be scrapped. It is unclear at this time if the game with B-W will be made-up at a later date.

Mount gals top Pioneers on courts

April 18, 2011 

MARIETTA, Ohio -- The Mount Union women's tennis team claimed a 9-0 sweep against Marietta in Ohio Athletic Conference action on Monday.

Courtney Adamsky (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia) and Lauren Olivier (Chagrin Falls/Walsh Jesuit) recorded 6-0, 6-0, victories in their respective matches.
Adamsky bested MacKenzie Boyles at No. 3 singles while Olivier defeated Sarah Campbell at fourth singles.

Krissy Hallett (Willoughby Hills/Willougby Hills), Megan Czuchra (Mantua/Crestwood), Carolann Sterkenburg (Geneva/Geneva) and Alicia Kasunic (Kirtland/Andrews Osborne Academy) also won singles matches for Mount Union.

Hallett defeated Kristina Reed, 7-5, 6-0, at No. 1 singles while Czuchra handled Caitlin Cornell at second singles, 6-4, 6-0.

Sterkenburg won the No. 5 singles match over Sarah Snow, 6-2, 6-1, and Kasunic defeated Christina Tirpak at sixth singles, 6-3, 6-0.

In pairs action, Hallett and Czuchra teamed for an 8-1 victory over Reed and Cornell at first doubles.
Adamsky and Olivier defeated Tirpak and Boyles at second doubles, 8-3, and Sterkenburg and Kasunic won No. 3 match over Campbell and Elizabeth Malony, 8-3.

Scott Thomas named OAC Track S/A of  the Week

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Scott Thomas (Salem/West Branch) has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Track Athlete of the Week.

Thomas claimed wins in the 100 meters (11.10) and 200 meters (22.93) as he helped the Purple Raiders place second at the All-Ohio Championships this past Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

Thomas also combined with sophomores Charles Pratt (Canton/GlenOak) and Ryan Kohler (Minerva/Minerva) along with freshman Derick Schwedt (Brook Park/Berea) to win the 4x100 meter relay (42.43).

Thomas claimed the OAC's weekly honor twice during the indoor track season, went on to OAC indoor titles in the 55 meter dash and 200 meters to win OAC Sprinter of the Meet honors then was an All-American with a sixth place finish in the 55 meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Track & Championships.

Mount Union will run this week at the Sparky Adams Invite at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea

Jones Field S/A of Week for third time this spring

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union junior Aubree Jones (Falconer, N.Y./Falconer) has won Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Field Athlete of the Week honors for a third time this spring.

Jones claimed wins in the discus (136-01) and javelin (128-04) along with a second place finish in the shot put (39-0.25) as Mount Union finished second out of 19 teams at last weekend's All-Ohio Championships at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio.

Jones won the honor two other times this season on March 23 and April 4.

Alex Johnson
Ignatius alum Alex Johnson

CSU Baseball Continues League Play At Youngstown State

Vikings Also Host Ohio & Kent State In Mid-Week Games
The Cleveland State baseball team will wrap up its nine-game home stand with midweek contests against Kent State today (April 19) and Ohio on Wednesday (April 20), with both games scheduled for 5:00 p.m. starts, before traveling to 

Youngstown State this week to continue Horizon League play with a three-game series. The Vikings and the Penguins will play a singe game on Friday (April 22) at 3:00 p.m. and a double header on Saturday (April 23) beginning at 12:00 noon. 
 “This is a big weekend for us,” head coach Kevin Kocks said. “We need to take these games to have a chance to make the postseason. I think we’re a better team than our record, and we’ve played everyone tough, but we need to start proving that with some wins. 

These are must-win games, and that will be our mindset heading into the weekend.”-
waukee at All Pro Freight Stadium. With the score tied 4-4 in the seventh, Dylan Schwegler tripled and Alex Johnson brought 

Panthers scored four runs in the eighth to pull away, spoiling a workmanlike performance on the mound from Anthony 

Sambula (7.2 innings pitched, four earned runs, six strikeouts). CSU had several chances on Saturday to make a comeback, 

The Vikings struck out 15 times, however, and left 11 runners on base, including closing six innings with runners 
in scoring position.