A Page -- April 27, 2011

Preppers top the state in Division II

tennis in first of five weekly polls

University School’s tennis team is ranked No. 1 in the state in the rankings just released by the tennis coaches’ association here.

The Preppers topped the list of Division II schools with just a few points ahead of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy.

US received six of eight first-place votes and the Royals the other two.

Just across the street from CVCA on Wyoga, Walsh Jesuit prevented the area from getting shut out of the top five in Division I, the Warriors ranking fifth in the big-school division.

In terms of depth, the area fared well in the big-school division with seven of the top 15 teams coming from within a 60-mile radius of Cleveland. After the Warriors were Hoover in seventh, Solon in ninth, Kenston in 10th, Shaker in 12th, Lake in 13th and Westlake in 15th.

In D-II, after the Cleveland area grabbed the top two spots, the area had only Hawken ranking in the top 15 with a ninth-place showing.

Division I

1. Cinti St. Xavier (8) 98
2. Upper Arlington (1) 84
3. New Albany (1) 73
4. Toledo St John Jesuit 66
5. Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (2) 63
6. Cinti Sycamore 56
7. North Canton Hoover (1) 46
8. Cinti Mason (1) 32
9. Solon 31
10. Chagrin Falls Kenston 23

11. Centerville 20
12. Shaker Heights 17
13. Uniontown Lake 14
14. Springboro 13
15. Westlake 12

Division II

1. Hunting Valley University School (6) 75
2. Stow Cuyahoga Valley Christian (2) 62
3. Columbus Bexley 47
4. Cinti Seven Hills 46
5. Cinti Wyoming 35
6. Gahanna Columbus Academy 31
7. Columbus Bishop Watterson 28
8, Cinci Country Day 14
9. Gates Mills Hawken 13
10 (tie) Dayton Chaminade-julienne 11
Dayton Bellbrook 11

12. Lima Shawnee 6
13. Dayton Oakwood 5
14. Cinti Hills Christian 4
15. Cinti Indian Hill 3

Thomas and Aukerman sweep OAC T&F Awards

April 27, 2011

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Scott Thomas (Salem/West Branch) and junior Marc Aukerman (Greensburg, Pa./Latrobe) won Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Track and Men's Field Athlete of the Week Awards respectively.

Thomas posted his best time of the season and an provisional mark to the NCAA Championships as he placed fourth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 10.64.

It is the second straight week that Thomas has won the conference weekly honor. He won it twice during the indoor season this winter.

Aukerman finished second and posted an NCAA provisional mark in the javelin with a career-best throw of 201-00 feet.

Both will be getting ready to lead the Purple Raiders this week as Mount Union hosts the 2011 OAC Championships Friday and Saturday, April 29-30 at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.
Tabi Murray

B-W’s Tabi Murray bats and throws her way to both 

Hitting and Pitching honors of the Week in OAC for 

back-to-back gems against the Berg

Baldwin-Wallace’s Tabi Murray received both the Hitter and Pttcher of the Week Awards in the OAC for batting and throwing gems back-back in a double header against Heidelberg.

A freshman, Murray played her prep ball while doing her secondary studies at Field High School.

For full write up, video, audio of Murray's performances, please go the the A Paage of April 22 by clicking:


2011 OAC Track & Field

Championships - April 29-30

Mount Union Stadium

Admission prices:

·        $5.00/Day Adults

·        $2.00/Day Students

·        $8.00 (2-Day Pass)

·        OAC students free with ID

·        OAC Lifetime passes honored


·        Meet Information

·        Meet Schedule


OAC Men's Track & Field:

·        Schedule/Results

·        OAC Athletes of the Week

·        OAC Performance Lists

·        OAC Records
Most Outstanding Athletes
Coach of the Year

·        Academic All-OAC

OAC Women's Track & Field:

·        Schedule/Results

·        OAC Athletes of the Week

·        OAC Performance Lists

·        OAC Records
Most Outstanding Athletes
Coach of the Year

·        Academic All-OAC


·        Baldwin-Wallace College

·        Capital University

·        Heidelberg University

·        John Carroll University

·        Marietta College

·        Mount Union College

·        Muskingum University

·        Ohio Northern University

·        Otterbein College

·        Wilmington College

NCAA Championships

May 26-28
Selby Stadium

Faix turns in another gem to help

Warriors edge Berkshire

Romans provides walk-off hit while Frye turns in

defensive play of the year thus fa
UYAHOGA FALLS: -- Senior LHP Tim Faix turned in yet another gem as he pitched a complete game shutout to help the Walsh Jesuit Baseball team edge Burton Berkshire 1-0 on a soggy Saturday that was dedicated to the memory of 2004 Walsh Jesuit Baseball State Champion Scott Monzel.

 Monzel tragically passed away last July unexpectedly due to an unknown heart condition. The consistently poor April weather that has produced arguably the worst season of rain ever did not deter the consistent Kent State recruit Faix as he struck out eight batters to improve to 3-0 on the year.

The big blow was delivered by talented Freshman Nate Romans, who brought home the winning run with a two-out walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Also hitting well for the Warriors was Senior Dan Keller with a deep double, Senior Slippery Rock recruits Kolton Snyder and Jake Nogalo, and Juniors Graeme Frye, Anthony Nemer and Drew Miletti. Frye also turned in what was the defensive play of the year, a full-speed diving backhand over-the-shoulder catch sliding far into the mud in the top of the sixth.

With the win, the Maroon & Gold improve to 10-0 on the year.

Four Cleveland Area High School

Seniors Commit to Play Football at

Mount Union

By Leonard Reich

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Four Cleveland area high school seniors have committed to attend the University of Mount Union and play on the football team this fall.

Brunswick High School teammates Nicholas Langowski and Kendrick Dobbins, Jr., Glimour Academy senior Cameron Carmen and Olmsted Falls senior Connor Cantrell.

Langowski, a 6-1, 180-pound wide receiver and long snapper was a three-year letterwinner. He plans to study sport business and is the son of Steven and Mary Langowski.

Dobbins, a 6-5, 225-pound defensive lineman, was an all-conference selection, four-year letterman who plans to study biology and is the son of Ken and Lisa Dobbins.

Both played for head coach Luke Beal at Brunswick High School.

Carmen, a 6-3, 275-pound center was the team captain and two-time team offensive player of the year for coach Matt Simon. He plans to study political science and is the son of Fred and Karen Carmen

Cantrell, a 6-2, 215-pound linebacker and punter was an All-Ohio, all-district and all-conference selection for coach Jim Ryan at Olmsted Falls High School. In 2010, he had 132 tackles, 19 for loss and nine sacks along with 49 punts for a 37.0 yard average.

Mount Union, an NCAA Division III institution, is in Alliance, Ohio, which is located 60 miles southeast of Cleveland. The Purple Raiders have won a record 10 NCAA Division III National Championships since 1993 and played in each of the last six Stagg Bowls (National Championship game). Head Coach Larry Kehres (Care-us) enters his 26th year as head coach with a 303-23-3 record. The 2011 season begins Saturday, Sept. 10 at 11:30 pm against The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh at Mount Union Stadium.

River Greens Course

Muskingum to host 2011 OAC Men's

Golf Championships

NEW CONCORD, OHIO, April 25, 2011 - Muskingum University will host the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championships on Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1 at River Greens Golf Course in West Lafayette, Ohio.

The Cardinals have won 12 of the last 15 OAC Tournament titles. Otterbein defeated runner-up the University of Mount Union by five strokes (600-605) last year at Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance, Ohio.

Otterbein claimed the 2010-11 regular season title with a combined score of 1,406 in its two OAC Tournaments in the fall and spring. The Cardinals finished 17 strokes better than second place Ohio Northern University.

Otterbein's Cody MacLean was the 2010 OAC Tournament medalist after firing a two-day, 1-over-par, 145. MacLean carded an opening round 73 and a 72 in the final round to secure the win.

Tee times begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday.

OAC Women's Golf Tourney to be held at

Tannenhauf Golf Course

Tannenhauf Golf Club is hosting the OAC Women's Golf Championship for the first time in 2011. It hosted the OAC Men's Championship in 2010 and has been rated as a "Best Place to Play" by Golf Digest.

Tannenhauf Golf Club
11411 McCallum Ave., N.E. Alliance, OH 44601
Ph: (800) 533-5140

•    Scorecard
•    Directions to the Course
Team Standings | Individual Results
Individual Low 18 – Meagan Brennan (Ohio Northern) – 74 in 2nd round of 2007
Individual Low 36 – Meghann Glass (Mount Union) – 156 (76-80) in 2002
Team Low 18 – Otterbein – 322 in 2nd round of 2006
Team Low 36 – Otterbein – 656 (334-322) in 2006
Previous Champions
2010 Otterbein 668
2009 Otterbein 665
2008 Otterbein 689
2007 Ohio Northern 675
2006 Otterbein 656
2005 Otterbein 686
2004 Otterbein 761
2003 Otterbein 710
2002 Mount Union 731
2001 Baldwin-Wallace 750
2000 Baldwin-Wallace 666
Previous Medalists
2010 Kelsey Tosca (Otterbein) 162 (+22)
2009 Rustie Anderson (Otterbein) 165 (+21)
2008 Amanda Shannon (John Carroll) 161 (+17)