A Page -- April 3, 2011

Bay's Bridget Doughty

Home bodies had the warm bodies in 

Avon Lake Invite as Shoremen and 

Shoregals both take firsts; Lorain’s 

Christian Nogueras is triple winner; AL’s 

Katy Link takes part in three firsts

April 3, 2011

By Norm Weber
Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

AVON LAKE -- The adage “there is no place like home” certainly rung true for the Student/Athletes at Avon Lake High Saturday here, as both the Shoremen and Shoregals won championships in the 15th Annual Avon Lake Invitational Track and Field Meet.

Distance running and field events were the major point getters for Avon Lake today.

Running nearly two miles combined on her own on the afternoon, Katy Link won the mile run, ran the first leg of the winning mile relay team and anchored the winning two-mile relay team to lead Avon Lake on the girls’ side, while for the boys’ Matt Marron won the mile and Jake Young the shot put.  

Kailey McClain, Annie Coyne and Taylor Nedrich were also on the winning mile relay team. Nedrich, Halle Herzog, and Mackenzi Callender joined her on the two-mile team.

Also for the Shoregals, Christine Bohan won the high jump, Morgan Srail won the pole vault with Bohan right behind her in second, and Kristen Winkel won the long jump.

Nick Bossard and Pete Lancione took 1-2 in the 110 high hurdles for the Shoremen.

Elyse Bierut and Madi Connelly took 1-2 in the two-mile run and Connelly also won the half mile for Rocky River. They were joined by Sarah Lesiecki, who took first in the 400 dash, in leading the Pirates to a second-place finish in the team standings behind the Shoregals. 
Bay's Bridget Doughty

One of the most prolific hurdlers in the state the past four years participated in this meet. Bay’s Bridget Doughty won both the 100 and 300 hurdles for the Rockets. She was just four tenths of a second off her own meet record in the 300s.

Bay finished fourth as a team. Lorain High claimed third place and was led by sprinters Tiara Ammons and Melody Harris, who wound up taking 1-2 in the 100 dash (with Doughty coming in a close third), and Andreasja Dearmos who picked up 10 more points by winning the 200 dash. Shaniqua Ogle also won the shot put for the Titans.

Gracy Demyan won the discus for Midview.

Christian Nogueras was a double winner for Lorain, taking both the 100 and 200 boys’ races as the Titans dominated the sprints, Sherman Thomas and Lynwood McGrier going 1-2 in the 400. Nogueras was a triple-crown winner, also taking the high jump.

Sam Allen won the half mile for Bay, Dan Kuhman the two mile for Elyria Catholic, Ray Sumlin the high jump for MLK, and Josh Province the discus for Eastlake North.
Willoughby's Hallett

Mount tennis gals sweep

April 2, 2011 

By Josh Reilly

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's tennis team remained undefeated in Ohio Athletic Conference action with a 9-0 win over Wilmington at Peterson Fieldhouse on Saturday.
Krissy Hallett (Willoughby Hills/Willoughby Hills), the Purple Raiders' No. 1 singles player, won her match over Jessica VanWinkle, 6-0, 6-0.

Also for Mount Union, Megan Czuchra (Mantua/Crestwood) defeated Erin Cane at second singles, 6-3, 6-3, and Courtney Adamsky (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia) handled Michelle Reiber at third singles, 6-2, 6-4.

Other singles winners for the Raiders were Lauren Olivier (Chagrin Falls/Walsh Jesuit), a 6-3, 6-2, victor over Jordan VanWinkle at No. 4 singles; Carolann Sterkenburg (Geneva/Geneva), who defeated Lisa Brady, 6-1, 6-1, at fifth singles; and Alicia Kasunic (Kirtland/Andrews Osborne Academy), a 6-0, 6-2, winner versus Holly Grady at sixth singles.

In doubles action, Hallett and Czuchra teamed for an 8-2 win over Brady and Jessica VanWinkle in the No. 1 match.

Adamsky and Olivier defeated Cane and Reiber, 8-2, at second doubles and Sterkenburg and Julie Amabeli (Alliance/West Brance) handled Jenny VanWinkle and Jordan VanWinkle at third doubles, 8-3.

The Raiders (5-4, 2-0) will be in action again on Tuesday with a 4 p.m. non-conference match at Wooster.
Mount women take Silver at the Gold

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's track and field team finished in second place at the Ohio Athletic Conference Gold Track Meet Saturday at Mount Union Stadium.

The Purple Raiders scored 180 points which left them nine short of Baldwin-Wallace that won the event with 189 points.  John Carroll finished third with 73, Marietta fourth with 64 and Muskingum rounded out the field with 56.
Aubree Jones (Falconer, N.Y./Falconer) lead the Raiders with three wins as she won the discus (141-02), shot put (40-09.75) and javelin (125-00).  

Julianne Liberati (Pittsburgh, Pa./Trinity Christian) won the triple jump (33-08.75) and Andria Lyons (New Middleton/Springfield Local) won the high jump (5-01.75) as the other Mount Union field event winners.
Alexis Campbell (St. Clairsville/St. Clairsville) won the 100 meter dash (12.87), Taylor Ruffing (Attica/Seneca East) won the 100 meter hurdles (15.83) and finished second in the 100 meter dash (13.14) while the pair matched up with Lyons and Heather Potts (Louisville/Louisville) to win the 4x100 relay (50.76)

Baldwin-Wallace Women’s Outdoor Track & Field 

Team Wins OAC East Meet, Men Finish Second

ALLIANCE, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s track and field team placed first and the men were second at the annual Ohio Athletic Conference East Meet at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.  This is the fourth week of spring competition for the Yellow Jackets.

The meet consisted of B-W, host University of Mount Union, John Carroll University, Marietta College and Muskingum University. The Yellow Jacket women scored 189 points, nine points clear of second place Mount Union and the men scored 147 points.

Leading the way for the women was senior All-American Kim Chinn (Zanesville/West Muskingum) who won the 800-meter and 1500-meter runs season-best times of 2:22.69 and 4:44.90, respectively. Chinn also combined with sophomore Lauren McGaughey (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton), sophomore Tess Hoogeveen (Westerville/South) and senior Krysten Kovach (North Royalton/Padua Franciscan) to win the 4x800-meter relay in a time of 10:00.81.

Freshman Nicole Smith (Geneva) won the 400-meter dash in 59.46 and was second in the 200-meter dash in 27.38. Sophomore Brittany Sterling (Lima/Senior) won the 400-meter hurdles in a time of 1:10.63 and sophomore Sarah Rospert (Milan/Edison) won the 5,000-meter run in 18:14.17. In the women’s hammer throw, sophomore Cristina Perrine (Middleburg Heights/Midpark) and junior Leslie Purnell (Springfield/Catholic Central) led the way with a 1-2 finish. Perrine won with a toss of 141 feet, eight inches and Purnell followed at 122’8”.

For the men, sophomore All-American Mitch Supan (Medina/Walsh Jesuit) won the shot put and hammer throws with NCAA provisional qualifying throws of 51’4.25” and 176’2”, respectively. Supan also won the discus with a throw of 166’5”. Junior Miles Moore (Gettysburg, Pa./Delone Catholic) was second behind Supan in the shot put with a throw of 51’2.25”.

In the running events, junior Drew Beck (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy) won the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a time of 9:49.18. Freshman Shawn Cordes (Litchfield/Medina Buckeye) won the 200-meter dash in a time of 22.48 and combined with junior Mike Smith (Wintersville/Indian Creek), junior Dan Sloat (Medina/Senior) and freshman Kevin Johnson (Garfield Heights/St. Ignatius) to win the 4x100-meter relay in 43.51.

The Yellow Jackets were without senior four-time All-American Kevin Phipps (Pataskala/Watkins Memorial), senior All-American pentathlete Emily Oliver (Waynesburg/Sandy Valley) and freshman multi-event athletes Brandon Eddy (Cuyahoga Heights) and Josh Price (North Olmsted), who all competed at the Liberty University Collegiate Meet in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Spartan Women Finish Third with Three Event Wins, 

Men Seventh at DePauw Invitational

GREENCASTLE, IN – The Case Western Reserve University track and field teams competed at the DePauw University Invitational on Saturday, April 2 at Blackstock Stadium.  The Spartan women posted three event wins and placed third of 12 teams with 111.5 points. The men were seventh of 11 with 32 points.

For the women, freshman Brooke Simpson (Solon, OH/Solon) won the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 11:39.65.

Freshman Thenessa Savitsky (Frackville, PA/North Schuykill) and sophomore Jenna Pansky (Parma, OH/Beaumont) were first and second, respectively, in the triple jump with marks of 10.69 meters and 10.42m.
Beaumont alumna Jenna Pansky

Sophomore Emily Tran (Beaverton, OR/Southridge) won the javelin throw with a mark of 37.34m. Sophomore Alyssa Harker (Mentor, OH/Mentor) was runner-up in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:10.03. Classmate Meghan Thommes (Hampshire, IL/Central) was fifth in the event at 1:11.46.

Two Spartans placed in the top five of the 100m hurdles. Junior Erin Hollinger (Chardon, OH/Chardon) was third in 16.28 seconds and classmate Nataija Brown (Cleveland, OH/Glenville) claimed fifth in 16.57.

Hollinger also landed a runner-up finish in the pole vault at 3.05m and tied for fifth in the high jump at 1.52m.

Junior Amanda Kline (Lancaster, OH/Lancaster) was third in the shot put at 12.31m and fourth in the discus at 40.86m. Junior Leslie Stanard (Maple Heights, OH/Maple Heights) placed sixth in the 100m dash in 12.91 and 200 dash at 27.67.Freshman Gavriella Pora (Nampa, ID/Liberty Charter) placed sixth in the 400m in 1:03.77.

Senior Bettina Kaphingst (Lewiston, NY/Lewiston-Porter) placed fourth in the 800m run in 2:25.94. Senior Alyssa Wozniak (Allison Park, PA/Deer Lakes) and Simpson were seventh and 10th, respectively, with times of 2:29.76 and 2:33.75.

Sophomore Corin Bowen (Midland, MI/Bullock Creek) was ninth in the 1500m run in 5:10.99. Junior Samantha Friedman (Beachwood, OH/Beachwood) took 10th in the 200 dash at 27.90. Sophomore Clara Fitzpatrick (Ionia, MI/Ionia) tied for ninth in the pole vault at 2.30m.

Spartan Baseball Team Slugs Its Way to 

Doubleheader Sweep of Westminster

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – The Case Western Reserve University baseball team combined to score 28 runs in a doubleheader sweep of host Westminster College (PA) on Saturday, April 2 at the WC Baseball Field. The Spartans won game one, 11-1, and game two, 17-7.
With the sweep, the Spartans have won three in a row and improve to 17-10 overall. Westminster falls to 13-5.

In game one, the Spartans scored twice in the first and three times in the third. Senior third baseman Chad Mullins (Fredericksburg, OH/Waynedale)  drove in four of the runs with a two-run homer and a two-run single. After scoring a single run in the fourth on an RBI double by sophomore shortstop Matt Keen (Tallmadge, OH/Tallmadge), the Spartans blew the game open with four runs in the sixth. Mullins singled home one, sophomore first baseman Brett Ossola (Potomac, MD/Bullis School) singled home a pair and senior catcher Steve Bills (Greensburg, PA/Hempfield) drove in one.

On the mound, sophomore Jamie Hora (Twinsburg, OH/Twinsburg) tossed his team-high third complete game of the season to improve to 3-3. The lefty allowed one earned run on eight hits in seven innings while striking out five.

For the game, Mullins was 4-for-4 with five runs batted-in and two runs scored. Keen also went 4-for-4 with four runs scored.

In game two, Westminster led 5-0 after three innings. The Spartans rallied with four in the fourth and eight in the fifth. Case also added one in the sixth and four in the seventh to counter two Titan runs in the sixth.

Seven Spartans finished the game with two hits. Mullins was 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored. Keen was 2-for-5 with a triple, two RBI and two runs scored. Junior rightfielder Sam Alexander (Alexandria, VA/T.C. Williams) was 2-for-5 with a homer and three RBI.



Baldwin-Wallace College Men’s Tennis 

Team Shuts Out Marietta In OAC Match 

to Improve to 16-1 Overall.

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA – The Baldwin-Wallace College baseball men’s tennis team shut out Marietta College today (Saturday, April 2) in an Ohio Athletic Conference match, 9-0, at the “Pop” Collins Tennis Courts in Berea.  The win was the fourth straight for the Yellow Jackets.

With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 16-1 overall and 2-0 in the OAC while Marietta dropped to 2-5 overall and 1-1 in the OAC.

B-W dominated the match by winning 72 of 79 singles points, 24 of 26 doubles points and 96 of 105 total points.

In singles play, junior number one player Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake), sophomore No.2 player Joe Horvath (North Royalton), junior No.3 player Alex Kearney (North Olmsted), senior No.4 player Matt Lachman (Cleveland Heights/ Lakewood St. Edward), senior No.5 player Sam Burris (Wooster/ Senior) and freshman No.6 player Brad Minrovic (Akron/ Ellet) all won in straight sets. 

Cleveland Heights native Matt Lachman
Horvath, Kearney, Burris and Monrovic all shut out their opponents.  Burris’ win was his 16th straight and gave him a 16-2 overall record, including a 12-0 mark at No.5. Horvath won for the 13th straight time to improve to 14-2 overall and 13-0 at No.2.

In doubles play, the No.1 duo of Horvath and Lachman, the No.2 tandem of Trzeciak and Minrovic and the No.3 grouping of Kearney and junior Taylor Long (Ashland/ Senior) all won convincingly. The No.2 and No.3 duos shut out their Pioneer opponents, 8-0. The win by Horvath and Lachman was their fifth straight and 10th in their last 11 matches to improve their overall mark to 13-3, including a 7-1 slate at No.1.

In two exhibition matches, junior Alex Orens (Brunswick) and freshman Josh Pecinovsky (Whitehall/ Columbus Bishop Hartley) each won in a “pro-set”. The duo dominated their two opponents by a combined score of 16-1, including an 8-0 shutout by Pecinovsky.

Spartan Women’s Tennis Sweeps 

Wooster to Improve to 7-5

By Nick Minerd

WOOSTER, OH – The Case Western Reserve University women's tennis team swept the College of Wooster, 9-0, without losing a set on Friday, April 1. With the win, the Spartans have won three of their last four matches and improved to 7-5 on the season.

The Spartans will play next at Allegheny College (PA) on Wednesday, April 13. First serve is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.

In singles play, the Spartans swept all six points beginning with sophomore Erika Lim’s (Fullerton, CA/Fullerton Union) nearly flawless win over Ashley Stockwell, 6-0, 6-1. Sophomore Emily Pham (Mason, OH/William Mason) followed suit with a dismissal of Wooster’s Kelsey Jenkins, 6-1, 6-0.

At third singles, freshman Kara Richardson (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) defeated Suzi Hamby by a score of 6-2, 6-2. Freshman Bianca Patel (Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore) also had little trouble at the four spot, taking down Boo Flynn, 6-2, 6-0. Sophomore Kathleen Evers (Cincinnati, OH/Mount Notre Dame) did not drop a point at fifth singles, handling Lauren Gilliss, 6-0, 6-0. Freshman Evelyn Qi (Tampa, FL/C. Leon King) picked up the last singles point with a decision over Margaret Trainor, 6-4, 6-3.

Pham and Lim teamed up to defeat Stockwell and Flynn, 8-1, at first doubles. Richardson and Evers were 8-2 winners at the two spot, and Patel and Qi blanked Smith and Lauren Gilliss 8-0 to secure the sweep in doubles.

Spartan Men's Tennis Team Defeats Allegheny, 8-1

ERIE, PA – The Case Western Reserve University men's tennis team defeated Allegheny College (PA) by a score of 8-1 on Friday night, April 1 at Pennbriar Racquet Club in Erie, Pennsylvania. With the win, the Spartans, ranked seventh regionally, improved to 7-6 on the season.
Case will return to the courts Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. for a matchup with Ohio Wesleyan University at the Cleveland Skating Club in Shaker Heights, OH.

Against the Gators, Case dropped the first singles point but rebounded to win the last five matchups. Junior Rohan Patel (Cincinnati, OH/Sycamore) defeated Mike Provenzano, 6-1, 7-5, at the two spot and was followed by freshman John Healey (Columbia, MD/Atholton), who took a 6-2, 6-3 decision from Jacob Allmaras.

At fourth singles, sophomore Kyle Gerber (Columbus, OH/St. Charles Prep) took down Charlie Murphy 6-2, 6-1. Freshman Eric Klawitter (Arlington Heights, IL/John Hershey) swept Max Sosa 6-0, 6-0 at the five spot. Another sophomore, Richard Brunsting (Nashville, TN/Montgomery Bell Academy), picked up the last singles point with a win over Nick Darrow 6-2, 6-0.

The Spartans swept in doubles play, with Healey and sophomore Nicolas Howe (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights) leading off with an 8-5 win over Cole and Allmaras. At second doubles, the duo of Carr and Gerber rolled to an 8-3 win, while Patel and freshman Ben McClarren (Hilliard, OH/Hilliard Davidson) defeated Murphy and Frank Mosconi 8-2 at the three spot.

Four Yellow Jackets Compete on Day Two of Liberty 

(Va.) Collegiate Invitational

LYNCHBURG, VA. --  Select members of the Baldwin-Wallace College men’s and women’s outdoor track & field competed on day two of the Liberty University Collegiate Invitational today (Saturday, April 2) at the Matthes-Hopkins Track Complex. The meet consisted of athletes from NCAA Divisions I, II and III.

Senior four-time NCAA Division III All-American thrower Kevin Phipps (Patsakala/ Watkins Memorial) placed second in the discus with a throw of 168 feet, three inches and seventh in the shot put with a mark of 48’11.75”. Yesterday, Phipps was third in the hammer throw (188’10”). He is already automatically qualified for this year’s NCAA Division III National Track & Field Championship Meet in both the hammer (198’0”) and discus (174’0”) throws.

In the decathlon, freshman pole vault specialist Brandon Eddy (Cuyahoga Heights) placed fifth with 5,860 points and freshman Josh Price (North Olmsted) was eighth with 5,508 points.  The duo ranked first and second among Division III student-athletes in the field.  Eddy’s 5,860 points were 190 points shy of an NCAA provisional qualifying total.

On the second day, Price placed third in the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.82 seconds (753 points) and Eddy was fifth in 16.14 seconds (717 pts.). Price placed fourth in the discus with a throw of 104’10” (503 pts.) and Eddy was 10th with a throw of 88’8” (407 pts.). Eddy tied for first in the pole vault with a top vault of 14’7.25” (746 pts.) and Price was 11th at 10’0” (369 pts.). Eddy was seventh in the javelin with a throw of 131’9” (444 pts.) and Price was eighth at 130’10” (440 pts.). In the final event of the competition, the 1500-meter run, Price was eighth in 5:12.68 (489 pts.) and Eddy was 10th in 5:30.18 (398 pts.).

On the first day, Eddy was 12th in the 100 meter dash in 12.03 seconds (645 points) and Price was 14th in 12.23 seconds (606 points). Price was 11th in the 400 meters in 54.17 seconds (633 pts.) and Eddy was 12th in 54.63 seconds (614 pts.). Eddy was third in the high jump with a leap of 6’4” (740 pts.) and Price was 11th at 5’7.75” (560 pts.), Price was seventh in the long jump at 20’10.5” (666 pts.) and Eddy was 10th at 20’6.25” (641 pts.). Eddy was seventh in the shot put at 34’0.25” (508 pts.) and Price was ninth at 33’0.25” (489 pts.).

Eddy is already provisionally qualified to the NCAA Div. III national meet in the pole vault (15’7”).

In the heptathlon, Division III All-American pentathlete Emily Oliver (Waynesburg/ Sandy Valley) placed sixth with 4,046 points. On the first day, she placed eighth in the 200-meter dash with a career-best time of 26.50 seconds (754 points), third in the 100-meter hurdles with a career-best time of 15.46 seconds (782 pts.), third in the shot put with a career-best outdoor throw of 32’4.25” (520 pts.) and tied for eighth in the high jump at 4’10.25” (599 points).

On the second day, she placed 14th in the long jump at 13’7” (340 pts.), 11th in the javelin with a throw of 72’8” (329 pts.) and won the 800-meter run in 2:27.72 (722 pts.).  Her 4,046 points were 54 shy of a provisional qualifying standard.

A year ago, Oliver was a provisional qualifier for the 2010 NCAA national meet, but did not make the final cut.

The rest of the B-W outdoor track & field team competed at the Ohio Athletic Conference Split Meet-East at Mount Union in Alliance.

Marlington alum Snode ties for 10th at Foxfire

LOCKBOURNE, Ohio -- The Mount Union women's golf team placed seventh out of 12 teams at the Capital Purple and White Invitational at Foxfire Golf Club over the weekend.

Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) was the top Purple Raider golfer, tying for 10th with a two-day total of 167 (82-85).

Kelly Slutz tied for 26th with a 183 (90-93) and Megan Zenobi placed 34th with a 188 (97-91).
Mount Union's team score was 766 (390-376).

Bethel (Ind.) won the team crown with a 634 score, led by medalist Kaelyn Lingenfelter's 158 (77-81).

Mount men undefeated in OAC tennis play

WILMINGTON, Ohio -- The Mount Union men's tennis team stayed unbeaten in Ohio Athletic Conference play with a 9-0 victory over Wilmington on Saturday.

The Purple Raiders' No. 1 singles player, Zach Perry (Hudson/Hudson), won his match against Connor LaVelle, 6-1, 6-0.

Also for Mount Union, Nate Fockler (North Canton/North Canton Hoover) defeated Killian Cummings at second singles, 6-2, 6-0, and Patrick Yackmack (Mantua/Twinsburg) handled Josh Kincaid at third singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Other singles winners for the Raiders were Yasuhiro Anno (Fukucka, Japan/Kyushu Kokusai Daigaku Fuzoku), a 6-2, 6-0, victor over Jon Asher at No. 4 singles; Drew LeGendre (Toledo/Bowsher), who defeated Justin Moore, 6-0, 6-0, at fifth singles; and Jeff Looker (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls), a 6-2, 6-2, winner versus Charles Hirtzinger at sixth singles.

In doubles action, Fockler and Yackmack teamed for an 8-0 sweep of Asher and LaVelle in the No. 1 match. Anno and Perry swept Moore and Hirtzinger, 8-0, at second doubles.

The closest doubles match ended with an 8-6 victory for Mount Union's LeGendre and Marcus Suffolk (Canfield/Canfield), who bested Cummings and Kincaid.
The Raiders (5-6, 2-0) will be in action again next Saturday with a 1 p.m. home match versus OAC foe Muskingum.

Oberlin at Washington University Invite Day 1

St. Louis, MO - The Yeomen are currently in 8th and the Yeowomen are in 10th out of 18 teams after the first day of competition at the Washington University Invitational.

Sophomore Alex Guo took 3rd place in the men’s triple jump with an effort of 44 feet 8.75 inches.

Senior Josh Gallagher was 4th in the hammer throw with 148 feet 8 inches. That mark sets a new Oberlin school record.

Junior Courtney Konow put in a solid effort in the women’s javelin throw. She posted a personal best of 92 feet for 7th place.

Hillary Tipton ran to a 5th place finish in the women’s 10,000 meter run with a time of 39.50.57. Teammate Kristina Witcher was 8th in the event (41:13.59).

Sophomore Vlad Bursuc is currently sitting in 9th place in the men’s decathlon with 2,478 points. He is currently on pace to setting a new personal best.

Yeowomen Fall Short in Doubleheader

The Oberlin College Softball Team lost in a doubleheader against Franklin College. The Yeowomen lost in the first game 4-2 and 3-1 in the second. 

In game one the Yeowomen were unable to overcome a four run third inning from Franklin College. The Yeowomen scored runs in the fourth and fifth but were unable to put up additional runs in the sixth.

Emily King allowed eight hits and posted 4 strikeouts in six innings on the mound. 

Brittany Dawson went 2-4 with 2 singles. King and Kristen Dix each went 1-3. King posted a double and one rbi. 

In game two Franklin took a 3-0 lead after the first two innings. The Yeowomen were able to make defensive stops throughout the remainder of the game but were unable to supply enough run support to come back. 

Melanie Budney pitched seven innings. She allowed four hits and had four strike outs. 

Kristine Kuchta and Budney each went 1-3 at the plate. Kuchta posted one rbi while teammate Emily King was 2-2 and scored a run.

The Yeowomen return to action at home against Case Western on April 6 at 3:30pm.

Colton Buffington wins first singles title 

as Westlake Demon Tennis ties for second 

place with St. John in 8-team St. Edward 


Colton Buffington claimed a title, Westlake took second overall as a team and the Demons also had Jason Wissman take a second at Paramount Tennis Club in Westlake.  St. Xavier received the first- place honors in the 8-team St. Ed Invite.


Buffington of Westlake High School won the 1st singles tournament by besting Devan Bostick of St. Xavier High School 6-1, 6-1.
Wissman, a senior at Westlake High School, received second-place honors behind St. Xavier 6-2, 6-2.

Third Singles runner-up went to Senior Westlaker, Abhi Ramachandran.
First Doubles team of Stephen Fleischer (11) and JT Rapaport (11) made it to the semi-finals of the consolation of the 1st Doubles tournament.
Second Doubles team of Aroh Pandit (12) and Kevan Wang (10) reached the semi-finals of the main draw before being bested by St. John Toledo.