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Men’s Sprints/Hurdles: Taylor Throckmorton, Allegheny 

Chagrin’s Taylor Throckmorton named sprinter of the week in NCAC

Allegheny senior Taylor Throckmorton (Chagrin Falls, OH/Chagrin Falls) posted runner-up finishes in both the 200-meter dash (22.21) and the 400-meter dash (49.69) at the non-scoring Baldwin-Wallace Sparky Adams Invitational.

Thus, he was named the sprinter/hurdler of the week in the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Teammate Bobby Over (Wadsworth, OH/Wadsworth) shined for the men by winning the 5,000-meter run, besting the competition by 50 seconds with a season-best time of 14:37.75.

The Allegheny women were led by junior Kelly Gallagher (Westlake, OH/St. Joseph Acad.) who won the 5,000-meter run (18:26.47).


OBERLIN was also in action at the Baldwin-Wallace Invitational on Saturday.

Sophomore Sophia Brancazio (Chapel Hill, NC/East) was the Yeowomen’s top runner after winning the 200-meter dash (26.39), finishing sixth in the 400-meter dash (1:01.26) and seventh in the 100-meter dash.

(12.98). Senior Shawn Chrapczynski (Lorain, OH/Amherst Steele) guided the Yeomen at the meet with a fifth-place showing in the 400-meter dash (50.77).


WITTENBERG improved to 4-0 in NCAC play for the first time in program history following a 21-6 triumph over Allegheny on Saturday.

The Tigers also earned a 19-9 non-conference victory over Otterbein on Monday. The Tigers, who defeated Allegheny for just the second time since 2005, have collected four conference wins for the first time since the 2003 squad went 5-2 in league play.

Sophomore Francine Murzynski (Mentor, OH/Lake Catholic) scored five goals on six shots and picked up five ground balls to lead the team in both columns on the week


The first event of the 2012 NCAC Golf Championship Series was contested over the weekend (Apr. 21-22) at The Country Club of Meadville in Pennsylvania. Denison sophomore

Dylan Lee (Hinsdale, IL/Central) and Ohio Wesleyan junior Jerry Moore (Mogadore, OH/Mogadore) are tied for fourth with identical two-day totals of 148.

The second and final event of the championship series will be held at Oberlin Golf Club in Oberlin, Ohio, this weekend (April 28-29), with Oberlin serving as the host institution.

North Canton's Nick Fockler Sets Single-Season Doubles Mark 

MARIETTA, Ohio—Freshman Nick Fockler (North Canton/Hoover) won his school-record 18th doubles match of the season as the Mount Union men's tennis team defeated Marietta, 8-1, at the Beren Tennis Center on Monday.

The Purple Raiders (12-7, 5-3 OAC) won two of three doubles points before sweeping through singles play in their victory over the Pioneers.

Nick Fockler

Fockler broke the freshman record on Saturday and his 8-2 win at No. 1 doubles with his brother, Nate Fockler(North Canton/Hoover), this afternoon gave him his 18th doubles victory of the season, surpassing Jeff McQuate (1999-00) for the single-season record. The Focklers are now 17-1 as a tandem on the season, and Nick also has a doubles win with Ben Swope (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin).

Drew LeGendre (Toledo/Bowsher) joined the Focklers as dual winners, picking up wins at No. 5 singles and No. 3 doubles with Zach Nelson (Alliance/Marlington). Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg), Jeff Looker(Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls), and Swope also had singles wins for the Raiders.

Mount Union can clinch a home match in the opening round of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament with a win in the regular season finale against Wilmington on Saturday.

Tennis Match Results
Mount Union vs Marietta
Apr 23, 2012 at Marietta, Ohio

Mount Union 8, Marietta 1

Singles competition:
1. Nate Fockler (MTU) def. Teddy Daub (MAR) 6-3, 6-3
2. Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Dave Koscielny (MAR) 6-0, 6-2
3. Patrick Yackmack (MTU) def. Andy Knauff (MAR) 5-7, 6-2, 1-0
4. Ben Swope (MTU) def. Karl Grant (MAR) 6-3, 6-3
5. Drew LeGendre (MTU) def. Tyler Pullekines (MAR) 6-2, 6-2
6. Jeff Looker (MTU) def. Taimur Ahmed (MAR) 6-2, 3-6, 1-0

Doubles competition:
1. Nate Fockler/Nick Fockler (MTU) def. Teddy Daub/Dave Koscielny (MAR) 8-3
2. Karl Grant/Andy Knauff (MAR) def. Patrick Yackmack/Ben Swope (MTU) 9-8
3. Drew LeGendre/Zach Nelson (MTU) def. Taimur Ahmed/Ryan Gontero (MAR) 8-5

Marietta 7-6, 2-5 OAC
Mount Union 12-7, 5-3 OAC



Mount Union's streak of 9-0 wins at three

ALLIANCE, Ohio—The Mount Union's women's tennis team appears to be one of the hottest teams in the Ohio Athletic Conference entering next week's conference tournament. After a 9-0 win over Marietta on Monday, the Purple Raiders (12-6, 5-3 OAC) have won not only won three consecutive matches, but each of those victories came in a 9-0 sweep of their opponent.

Courtney AdamskyTaylor Dowling

Adamsky and Dowling (R)

Junior Courtney Adamsky (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia) did not lose a single point in leading the way for the Raiders. Adamsky defeated Sarah Snow, 6-0, 6-0, in No. 5 singles and teamed with Taylor Dowling(Canton/Massillon Jackson) for an 8-0 victory at No. 3 doubles over Snow and Natalie Turner.

Freshman Mandy Wise (North Canton/Hoover) lost just one point during the match. Wise also recorded a 6-0, 6-0 singles victory in beating Cate Gisser at second singles. She paired with fellow freshman Hannah Arvidson (North Canton/GlenOak) to top Lauren Bush and Jamie Taylor at second doubles, 8-1.

Senior Krissy Hallett (Willoughby Hills/Willoughby South) won both of her matches for 102 career victories, which is tied for the third most in school history.

Mount Union ends the regular season on a three-match winning streak and awaits this weekend's results to determine their opponent in the OAC Tournament. The Purple Raiders will host in the opening round as either the No. 3 or No. 4 seed.

Tennis Match Results
Marietta vs Mount Union
Apr 23, 2012 at Alliance, Ohio

Mount Union 9, Marietta 0

Singles competition:
1. Krissy Hallett (MTU) def. Caitlin Cornell (MAR) 6-0, 6-1
2. Mandy Wise (MTU) def. Cate Gisser (MAR) 6-0, 6-0
3. Hannah Arvidson (MTU) def. Kelsey Jeffrey (MAR) 6-2, 6-0
4. Megan Czuchra (MTU) def. Lauren Bush (MAR) 6-1, 6-1
5. Courtney Adamsky (MTU) def. Sarah Snow (MAR) 6-0, 6-0
6. MacKenzie Jenkins (MTU) def. Natalie Turner (MAR) 6-1, 6-0

Doubles competition:
1. Krissy Hallett/Megan Czuchra (MTU) def. Caitlin Cornell/Cate Gisser (MAR) 8-2
2. Mandy Wise/Hannah Arvidson (MTU) def. Lauren Bush/Jamie Taylor (MAR) 8-1
3. Courtney Adamsky/Taylor Dowling (MTU) def. Sarah Snow/Natalie Turner (MAR) 8-0

Mount Union 12-6, 5-3 OAC
Marietta 0-10, 0-6 OAC

Westlake only Cleveland area team in D-I state tennis poll; US makes list in D-II

Division I

1. Upper Arlington (4) 111
2. Mason (8) 105
3. Cincinnati Sycamore (1) 97
4. Springboro (1) 82
5. Toledo St. John Jesuit 69
6. New Albany  67
7. Cincinnati St. Xavier  62
8. Westlake  33
9. Dublin Coffman   31
10. Dublin Jerome    14

Division II

1. Cincinnati Country Day  (6)  75
2. Columbus Academy  48
3. Cincinnati Seven Hills  47
4. Columbus Bexley   45
5. Gates Mills University School  (1)  44
6. Cincinnati Hills Christian  34
7. Cincinnati Indian Hill  31
8. Lexington (1)  30
9. Cincinnati Wyoming  15
10. Lima Shawnee  9

High School Tennis Results

Westlake (3) d. Midpark (2)
Westlake Seasonal Record 8 and 3
Westlake SWC Record 6 and 0
1. Krish Shah (W) d. Alex Kaalinasy (M)
2. Adam Paschner (M) d. Aakash Shah (W)
3. Ken Postel (M) d. Ameesh Shah (W)
1. Stephen Fleischer/Kevin Wang (W) d. Nathan Naken/Dylan Nguyen (M) 6-3, 6-2
2. Kent Dinchman/Cal Craven (W) d. Matt Baldwin/Ivan Garushchak (M) 6-1, 6-0 

Lakewood 3 Cuyahoga Falls 2
Singles: Matthiesen(L) d. Marino 6-3, 6-2; Richardson(L) d. Brock 6-2, 6-0; Moskowitz(CF) d. Brinich 6-3, 6-3.
Doubles: Green/Quinn(CF) d. Mezin/Levis 3-6, 6-1, 6-4; Northrop/Carlson(L) d. Bell/Green 6-4, 6-4

Stuffel in command again as Warriors roll

Offense is widespread as Leonatti, Nemer, Brown, Klein have big days at plate; McMaster also pitches well

PARMA, April 23: The Walsh Jesuit Baseball team put together a solid performance today in North Coast League play as Junior Bennet Stuffel continued to shine during a 12-0 win over Parma Padua in a game shortened by the run rule. 

The righty hurled four innings of shutout baseball with four strikeouts to improve to 2-0 on the year. Coming in to shut the door with a perfect 5th was fellow Junior RHP Nate McMaster, including a strikeout. 

The offensive performances were widespread, led by Senior Ohio Northern recruit Zack Leonatti and Senior Rollins College recruit Anthony Nemer both with a pair of hits and multiple RBI, while Senior Slippery Rock recruit Graeme Frye, Junior Cassidy Brown, and Sophomores Konner Klein, Nate Romans, Kyle Holdsworth, Gino Sassano, and Trevor Ray all hit well on the day.

With the win, the Warriors improve to 13-2 on the year.

Heidelberg Softball Drops Doubleheader to Alma


TIFFIN, Ohio—Alma (Mich.) College swept a non-conference doubleheader from the Heidelberg University softball team today at Hedges Boyer Park in Tiffin, Ohio.  Alma took the first game, 11-1 in six innings, and won the nightcap, 21-13.


Alma (23-9) plated single runs in the top of the first and third innings, then rallied for three more in the fifth, keyed by a two-run double by Rebecca Dewyse, to jump out to a 5-0 lead.


Sophomore shortstop Erica Huffman (Strongsville) singled in a run in the fifth to get Heidelberg (15-17) on the board, but the Scots tacked on six runs in the sixth, including a three-run home run by Dewyse to end the game early.


Senior right hander Lexie Pinkelman (Metamora/Evergreen) pitched the first 4.1 innings and allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits while striking out three and walking two, but suffered the loss to fall to 5-6.  Freshman righty Christine Foster (Luckey/Eastwood) hurled 1.2 innings in relief, surrendering six runs on four hits.


Dewyse was 3-for-4 at the plate for Alma with six runs batted-in and one run scored.  Erin Rodes was 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and one run scored. 


Louise Rezmer scattered just five hits over 6.0 innings and struck out nine.


In the second game, the Berg tied the game, 3-3, in the bottom of the first on a two-run single by junior second baseman Bridget Moran (Lakewood/Senior) and a bases loaded walk by freshman right handed pitcher Ashley Kessler (North Olmsted).

Bridget MoranAshley Kessler

 Lakewood's Moran (L), North Olmsted's Kessler (R)

Alma retook the lead in the second on a two-run triple by Emily Ross, but a solo shot by Huffman and a run-scoring single by sophomore third baseman Kelly Martz (Roseville, Mich./Lakeview) tied the game, 5-5.


A two-run triple in the third by Amanda Schneider keyed a three-run inning for the Scots, but the Berg again answered in the bottom half with a grand slam by senior first baseman Bessie Artino (Bellevue) and a two-run single by Kessler as the Tri-Color regained an 11-8 advantage.


Alma used three consecutive doubles and a sacrifice fly in the fifth to tie the game again, 11-11, and a two-run homer by Ross and a three-run double by Erin Pintek in the sixth anchored a six-run rally as the Scots took a 17-11 lead.


Sophomore center fielder Jami Wagner (Alvada/New Riegel) rapped out a bases loaded single that scored two runs in the bottom half of the frame to cut the deficit to three.


Alma tacked on four more insurance runs in the seventh and held the Berg at bay for the win.


Sophomore left fielder Julie Okorn (Euclid) and Huffman led five players with multi-hit games.  Okorn was 3-for-4 with a double and three runs, while Huffman was 3-for-4 with one RBI and three runs.  Kessler had three RBI.


Kessler logged all 21 outs, but was briefly relieved during the game and fell to 1-1.


Six Scots had multi-hit games in game two, led by Schneider, who was 4-of-5 with four RBI and three runs, and Erin Ross, who was 3-for-6 with six RBI and two runs and was a single off the cycle.


Rezmer worked 3.1 innings of relief and earned her second win of the day to improve to 11-4.


Heidelberg returns to the diamond Wednesday for an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader against Otterbein University if Tiffin.