B Page -- Aug. 10, 2010

Gilmour Soccer

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In the tournament coming up in two weeks and the rest of the season, the Lancers understand that It call comes down to the basics followed by discipline.

“We need to keep focused; when we concentrate on fundamentals and basic tactics, we are competitive,” Norris said. “I expect my players to work hard and play fair. Results will take care of themselves. Each match is a new challenge.”

With fundamentals in place and the tactical skills honed, the guys playing by the rules and welcoming any challenge all together breads confidence.

“The correct formation for our talent will give them great confidence,” Norris said. “We need 80 minutes of concentration and helping teammates at the appropriate time. The team effort always needs improving. The first eleven will evolve, hopefully, into its top form for mid and late October.”

 Norris has a group of polished learners.

“As students, the boys are bright, they listen well, and they have good GPA's,” Norris said. ”Transferring those talents onto the soccer pitch is challenging and exciting. Team Academic All-Ohio is always a team goal.”


North Ridgeville Soccer

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“We have team speed and the girls generally put forth their best effort each time,” Asp said. “This is an extremely aggressive and sporting group.”

Asp has set four simple team goals for the girls: .1) 500 or better team record. 2) Host a sectional game, 3) Lower goals allowed by 50% compared to 2009, and 4) Score 50% more goals than 2009. 


The Rangers were 3-9-4 in 2009. They did win one more match and earned one more tie from the previous year.

“We still are very young and that means we are inexperienced in terms of depth,” 

Asp said.


If not this year, perhaps with the development of the young talent and more experience, Ridgeville might in coming years be able to overtake one or more of the Big Three in the West Shore Conference – Bay, Rocky River and Avon.


Firelands has in the past proved itself as a serious threat to these three, which own all the titles in the history of the conference. To get ready for these three, Asp and AD Nori Okuma have scheduled virtually all Division-I opponents in the Rangers’ non-conference affairs.


“We continue to develop into a complete, organized soccer team,” Asp said. “Our expectation is to be competitive in every match.  Staying healthy will be extremely important for this group.”


In the tourney last year, Ridgeville lost in the first round of the Division I playoffs to No. 5 seed North Olmsted.


Joe Buchek has been hired as new JV head coach / assistant varsity head coach.


B-W Community Service

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The Yellow Jacket "Tackle Cancer" program began two years ago and involved members of the football team selling t-shirts with the "B-W Football Tackle Cancer" logo placed on each shirt. The profit from the sales of the t-shirts benefits the Taussig Cancer Center. In 2008, a similar program benefited the Rainbow Quilters, a group from a retirement facility in Strongsville, Ohio that produces quilts for cancer patients at the Taussig Cancer Center.

In addition and on the first day of training camp for eight of the past nine seasons, Snell's Yellow Jacket football student-athletes come to camp with a box or bag of school supplies that are distributed to needy children in the local area. This fall, Snell has chosen Church Street Ministries of Berea to receive the supplies. Each fall, representatives of Church Street Ministries come to campus to enjoy the season-opening team picnic and then the captains of the football team present the group with the school supplies that have been collected. The contact person at Church Street Ministries is Ms. Frannie Millward (440-826-4603).

"We are committed to community service," said Snell. "We want our student-athletes to help others. We want them to realize sacrifice and how we can help others in the classroom, off the field and on the field. I think our student-athletes have grown to enjoy the programs and the interaction with others who may be less fortunate than themselves."

The Yellow Jacket football team also is involved in other community service projects during its season while also participating with Yellow Jacket Student-Athlete Services on additional projects that involve the entire student-athlete population at the College. Each year, the senior players each recognize a professor or staff member at the College who has made a difference in his collegiate experience at Professor Appreciation Day.  This year's game is scheduled for October 23 versus Wilmington College.

Some other student-athlete projects include "A Day of Service" where student-athletes rake leaves and clean trash for the elderly, reading programs at local elementary schools, participate in annual "Take a Kid to the Game" days and play games and interact with the elderly at local retirement communities.

"Baldwin-Wallace College is committed to being a member of the community and having our student-athletes be active, caring and committed citizens," said B-W President Richard W. Durst.  "We are proud of the accomplishments of our athletic programs and the commitment of our student-athletes."

St. Ignatius Golf

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Junior Christian Wagner pulled himself into the top three spots with a blistering 70 at Avon Oaks.  Wagner was a JV Gold player a year ago and has worked hard in the off season to improve his game.

Senior Anthony Maroon came in third in tryouts, earning the final varsity spot for the upcoming season with a 305 (shooting a consistent 76-76-77-76).  Maroon was a member of the JV Gold team in 2009.  He shot a team low 79 at the Walsh JV Tradition Tournament last season, leading the Cats to a win at the Good Park Golf Course.

The Cats have won the Northeast District three years in a row, and face another demanding schedule as we prepare for the playoffs.  Medina, University School & St. Edward are slated to have very solid teams and will prove to be tough to beat.

 Some highlights on the upcoming schedule include the Jesuit Cup, Kiely Cup, and Hudson Invitational.  The Jesuit cup will be played at Longaberger this year, and it will certainly be a very difficult, challenging test of golf.

 The Kiely Cup will feature a very difficult field, and will be played on a very difficult course, in Canterbruy Country Club (host of the 2009 Senior PGA Championship, the 1996 U.S. Senior Open, the 1940 and 1946 U.S. Open, and the 1973 PGA Championship).

Roggenburk

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As a junior player, Roggenburk was a regular on the USTA circuit achieving a top 15 ranking in her native state of Florida while participating in many national level junior events. Much like the other Yeowomen assistant coach, John Erikson, Roggenburk is still active on the tennis circuits having won two National Father-Daughter Clay Court Championships with her father Warren. The two Yeowomen assistant coaches have combined to win eight gold ball championships. 

Despite only recently graduating from Florida State in 2007, Roggenburk has acquired an extensive coaching resume to go along with her playing credentials as well. She was a volunteer assistant coach for Division I Cleveland State University from 2007 to 2009 and has also taught juniors of all levels at the North Ridgeville Racquet Club. Earlier this summer, she helped Coach Ananiadis 
and Men’s Head coach Adam Shoemaker run the Nike Tennis Camp on the Oberlin College campus.

Roggenburk and her husband, Adam, reside in Avon Lake, Ohio.

CRUSHERS OVERCOME 4-0 

DEFICIT IN MARATHON VICTORY

Aug 10

By Harry Plumer

NORMAL, Ill. - The Lake Erie Crushers opened a six-game roadtrip by overcoming a 4-0 deficit to post a 5-4 13-inning win over the Normal CornBelters in the second longest game in franchise history tonight. 



Normal took advantage of a two-out error in the first inning to jump ahead 2-0. Following an error that loaded the bases, Asif Shah singled up the middle to score Brad Augustin and Ross McCoy, who had both singled against Lake Erie starter Alberto Rolon.



The CornBelters added to the lead in the bottom of the fifth. Brad Augustin walked to begin the frame and was along for the ride on Daniel Cox's 12th homer of the year, a two-run shot over the wall in left-center to stretch the edge to 4-0. Alberto Rolon pitched five innings for the Crushers, allowing four runs (two earned) on fie hits.



Normal starting pitcher Bobby Prichett carried a no-hitter into the seventh and retired 17 in a row before walking Andrew Davis to begin the seventh. With one away Lee Huggins stroked a two-run homer over the wall in left for the first hit of the night, ending the no-hitter and shutout with one swing. 



Lake Erie battled to tie the game in the ninth against Normal closer Mike LaLuna. Matt Sutton and Lee Huggins posted consecutive singles to open the frame and were moved to scoring position on a sacrifice off the bat of Joel Collins. Casey McGrew lined a single to left on the first pitch, scoring Sutton. Lee Huggins was thrown out at the plate attempting to score the tying run, but Casey McGrew moved to second on the play. Raphael Turner equaled the game with a double into the left-center gap on a 1-0 offering, scoring McGrew.



Both teams had opportunities to end the contest but no one was able to break through until the 13th. Lee Huggins led off for the Crushers with a triple to deep center and scored on a bloop single off the bat of Joel Collins over the drawn in infield. J.J. Pacella (2-2) posted the win with two scoreless innings, leaving the tying run at third and the winning run at second in the bottom of the 13th.



Lee Huggins and Joel Collins posted three hits each to lead a 12-hit attack for Lake Erie. The bullpen pitched eight scoreless innings with Cristobal Mata, Phil Rummel, Jeff Cinadr, and J.J. Pacella all contributing.



The second game of the series is at 8:05 p.m. EDT tomorrow night. RHP Travis Risser (6-2, 3.18) toes the slab for the Crushers with RHP Brett Lester (5-7, 4.88) on the hill for Normal.



EXTRA SWINGS

Ø  The meeting was the first in history between the Crushers and CornBelters as expansion teams from 2009 and 2010 tangled

Ø  Jeff Cinadr has gone 20 innings without allowing a run out of the bullpen

Ø  Normal stranded 15 runners on base

Ø  The contest was the second longest in franchise history; Lake Erie overcame a 4-0 deficit to beat Oakland County in 15 innings between July 24 and August 6
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