A Page -- April 28, 2010

Rachael Doughty

Bay alumna Rachael Doughty is top 

Bee Gee Hurdler, 12th placing in 

Hillsdale leads to return to UT this 


April 28, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


BOWLING GREEN -- With the NCAA post season fast approaching, Bay High alumna Rachael Doughty continues to be one of the top hurdlers for Bowling Green.

In the multiple-team Hillsdale Relays last weekend, Doughty was one of a dozen and a half Falcon Student/Athletes and relay teams to garner top 12 finishes. Doughty finished 12th out of 43 entrants in the 100 meter hurdles.  Her time was 15.42 seconds.

Prior to Hillsdale, Doughty helped the Falcons to a ninth-place finish in the All-Ohio Championships with an 11th place finish in the 100 hurdles in 15.44.

Earlier in the spring, Doughty finished sixth in the Jack Shaw Invitational in Kalamazoo, and second in the 100 meter hurdles at the University of Toledo Collegiate Classic, in opening the Rockets’ new track. Her time of 15.29 seconds beat her time at the 2009 TCC by 0.3 seconds.  Doughty also finished ninth in the 200 meter dash.

Doughty and the Falcons are returning to the new track this weekend for the Toledo Invitational.

She capped the indoor season in March with a 16th place finish in the 60-meter hurdles at the MAC Championships.

In the All-Ohio Indoor Championships, she was third in the 60 hurdles and 10th in the long jump.

St. Ignatius blanks Mentor on the 

courts; gives up only three points in 

all singles matches combined

April 28, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


St. Ignatius won its 10th match of the season tonight with a 5-0 win over Mentor.]

St. Ignatius High School logo

The Wildcats lost only three points in all three singles matches combined with James Oliver winning at No. 1 over Carmen Zeuli, Sean Frebes at No. 2 over Alex Catanese and Tom Mascia at No. 3 over Justin Bellasai.

 Mark Georgy and Chad Burton also won in straight sets at second doubles over Alex Schilz and Josh Clark. Mike Nichols and Amar Shah won the first set, lost the second with a tie breaker and won the third set over Mike and Alex Weber.

Birthday girl, Katy Marshall

Birthday girl, Medina's Katy 

Marshall, wins key, tight match 

as  B-W Beats, Otterbein, 5-4, in 

pivotal OAC match

April 28

By Nick Minerd

BEREA -- Baldwin-Wallace College junior women’s tennis player Katy Marshall (Medina/ Senior) celebrated her 21st birthday today (Wednesday, April 28, 2010) with a three-set win in the deciding match as the Yellow Jackets defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Otterbein College, 5-4, at the “Pop” Collins Courts in Berea for its 10th straight victory and the outright lead in the OAC Standings.

With the score tied at 4-4, Marshall defeated Sarah Jenney, 6-2, 4-6 and 6-3 to clinch the victory for B-W and put an exclaimation point on her birthday.


Hiram College Softball Sweeps Oberlin College in NCAC Doubleheader

April 28, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt

OBERLIN   –  The Hiram College softball team swept Oberlin College, 6-0 and 13-2 in five innings, today (Wednesday, Apr. 28) in a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader at Culhane Field in Oberlin.

With the sweep, the Terriers improve to 18-13 overall and 7-3 in the NCAC.  The Yeowomen fall to 4-30 overall and 1-11 NCAC.

In game one, both teams remained scoreless until the top of the third inning when Hiram tallied four runs that included a two-RBI single by freshman designated hitter/first baseman Alee Singer (Akron/Dayton). 

The Terriers added two more runs in the seventh thanks to a two-run homerun by junior first baseman Kelly Langland (Batavia/McNicholas), her second homerun of the season, to increase the lead to 6-0.

Solid team defense and pitching by senior two-time All-NCAC pitcher/outfielder Whitney Dropsey (Ashland/Hillsdale) held Oberlin scoreless throughout as Hiram went on to win by the final of 6-0.


B-W Softball Team Picks Up Key 

Sweep of Otterbein on Seniors’ 

Day in Berea; Lake Catholic Alumna 

Sarah Baker Sets Wins Record

By Nick Minerd

BEREA – The Baldwin-Wallace College softball team picked up a key doubleheader sweep of Otterbein College on Seniors’ Day (Wednesday, April 28, 2010) at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Field in Berea. The Yellow Jackets won game one, 3-0, behind a brilliant pitching performance by sophomore Sarah Baker (Mentor/Lake Catholic) and took the nightcap, 9-0 in five innings.

The Yellow Jackets improve to 21-15 overall and 7-7 in the Ohio Athletic Conference and stay in the race for a spot in the upcoming OAC Tournament. Otterbein falls to 7-25 overall and 2-14 in the OAC.
Vikings near Horizon League title;  

to face Loyola with championship 

implications pending

April 28, 2010

By Brian McCann

Games 50-52
Cleveland State (36-11, 16-2) at Loyola (18-19, 6-8)
Date:     Sat., May 1, 2010, 2:00 p.m. (2) & Sun., May 2, 2010, 1:00 p.m.
Site:    Loyola Softball Park (500), Chicago, Ill.

SETTING THE SCENE:  With just two weeks left in the regular season, Cleveland State will play five games this week, including a three-game series at Loyola that will help to determine the regular season championship in the Horizon League.  The Vikings opened the week today (April 28) with a doubleheader against Toledo that began at 3:00 p.m. at Viking Field.

 CSU then travels to Chicago to face Loyola over the weekend, playing a 2:00 p.m. EDT doubleheader on Saturday (May 1) and a single game at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday (May 2).  Cleveland State opens the week with a 36-11 record, needing two wins to equal the school record of 38 victories set in 2006. 

With a 16-2 league mark, the Vikings are in first place in the Horizon League, one win shy of the league record for conference wins in a season that CSU set last year with 17 victories. 


Westlake moves into the state's 

Sweet 16 with 3-2 win over North 


April 28, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


WESTLAKE – In a battle of two Southwestern Conference schools in a state tournament match, Westlake advanced to the Sweet 16 with tonight’s fourth-round win over North Olmsted, 3-2.


In yet another battle of Columbia Road, the Demons improved to 10-3 while their SWC record remained at 5-0 since this did not count as a conference match. They will now await their next opponent in the state quarterfinals of the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association state tourney.

The double-double did it for the Demons, who spent both doubles matches and got their third point from Colton Buffington, who tacked up a 6-0, 6-1 win at first singles over Rahal Mital.

Brian Gottfried and Abhi Ramachandran took Andy Heitmann and Bryan Decker at first doubles, 6-2, 7-6 (7-4). At second doubles, it was Max Salvatore and Stephen Fleischer over Brian Munguia and Matt Dailey 6-4, 6-3.

North Olmsted High School logo

The Eagles got their points with Kurt Russell defeating Jason Wissman in straight sets 6-4, 6-1, in the No. 2 singles slot, and Chris Conway grounding Kevin Wang  6-3, 6-0, at third singles.

Iggy Alum Ian Sewolich Homers for Team-Leading Fourth Time, but Hiram College Defeated by Westminster (Pa.) College in Season Finale

April 28, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt

HIRAM  –  The Hiram College baseball team was defeated by Westminster (Pa.) College, 7-5 and 13-10, in a non-conference doubleheader and season finale today (Wednesday, Apr. 28) at Robert O. Fishel Field on senior day.

Following today’s games, the Terriers end the season with a 6-31 overall record.  The Titans improve to 11-20 overall for the season.


In game one, Westminster struck first scoring three runs in the top of the first inning.  But Hiram answered with two runs in the bottom of the inning on a two-run homerun by senior All-North Coast Athletic Conference catcher Justin Street (Warren/Howland), his second homerun of the season, to cut the deficit to 3-2. 


The Titans added another run in the second to extend their lead to 4-2.  Hiram then evened the score at 4-4 with two runs thanks to a solo homer by freshman outfielder Ian Sewolich (Cleveland/St. Ignatius), his team-leading fourth of the season, and a RBI double by junior outfielder Doug Adkins (Frazeysburg/Riverview). 


Last Second Goal Spoils Senior Day
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By Mike Mancini

Oberlin – Senior Day for the Oberlin College men’s lacrosse team couldn’t have come to an end in a more heartbreaking fashion as Chris Pappalardo’s goal with four seconds left to play lifted the visiting Kenyon College Lords to a 9-8 win over the Yeomen this evening. 

With the clock ticking down it appeared as if the game was headed to overtime, but Max Olson scooped up a groundball from behind the cage and found Pappalardo in front of the goal for a clean look.

“Despite the outcome of the game, this one of the best efforts our team has put together,” Head Coach Kevin Walz said. “I feel for our guys and especially the senior class who I know wanted this win so badly. They are a special group that has set the foundation for this program as it continues to grow and they will surely be missed next season.”


Avon Sweeps WSC Dual meet from 

North Ridgeville in Battle of Route 83

April 28


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



Elisabeth Neumann was a double winner for Avon and Annalyse Frederick a two-time winner for North Ridgeville as the Eagles topped the Rangers 77-57 in a West Shore Conference meet tonight.


Neumann won the 100 and 200-meter dashes to lead the Eagles the victory. Frederick won both throwing events.

 Girls Track

Rachel Olach won the 100 hurdles for Avon, while Kayla Welch won the mile, Anne Puzak the pole vault, and Brittany Cox the long jump for the dual meet winners.


Other Rangers winners were Kerri Osundina in the 300 hurdles, Jackie Lucas in the 800, Rachel Beckett in the 400, and Caitlyn Tipple in the two mile.


The Avon boys also won, 84-53.


Kevin Krakora won the 200 and 400 dashes, while Nate Furnas won the 100 dash and long jump.  and Zak Wearsch won the 110 hurdles. Tyler Kvach won the mile and Connor Friss the half mile. Christian Ortiz took the 300 hurdles.

Boys Track


The Rangers had Don Henderson winning the two mile and John Flesher winning both the shot and disc.





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