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-          The OHSAA Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committee reported that it is in favor of posting information regarding coaches and student-athlete ejections on the OHSAA website. Currently, when a coach is ejected, they are required to pay a $100 fine and take the online course, “Teaching and Modeling Behavior.” Last year, $11,200 was collected in ejection fines, which was dedicated to the OHSAA’s Respect the Game program.

-          The 2010 winter sports financial reports were presented to the Board. The boys basketball state tournament total attendance was 130,820 (of note, that total is down from 175,399 in 2005-06), girls basketball state tournament total attendance was 35,185 (down from 45,921 in 2005-06) and the wrestling state tournament total attendance was 55,960 (down from 63,680 in 2005-06). Attendance at the swimming, bowling, gymnastics and ice hockey state tournaments remained consistent with recent years. Of note, 79 percent of the OHSAA’s budget is funded by ticket sales at state tournaments and the OHSAA does not accept public funding or charge schools annual dues or tournament entry fees. The 2010 spring sports financial reports will be presented to the Board in October.

-          The OHSAA held its new administrator’s workshop Tuesday, Aug. 3, in Columbus, with 128 school administrators in attendance. The annual workshop is a valuable experience for new administrators to receive an overview of OHSAA bylaws and regulations.

-          OHSAA Foundation Games are permitted in volleyball between Aug. 9 and Oct. 9 and in basketball between Nov. 17 and Dec. 4. Foundation Games are held in conjunction with a community service project or other charity endeavor for the two participating teams.

-          The number of current licensed officials in Ohio was reported as just under 15,000.

-          The regional and state tournament draws in volleyball and soccer were held and will be posted at OHSAA.org.

-          The OHSAA Joint Advisory Committee on Sports Medicine announced its 2010 Outstanding Team Physician Awards. Those three individuals are Dr. Robert Burger of Cincinnati (La Salle High School), Dr. Timothy Kremcheck of Cincinnati (Archbishop Moeller High School) and Dr. Paul Nitz of Dayton (Carroll High School).


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 is a business administration major with a 3.63 GPA. He was an honorable mention All-OAC choice for his play this season and also was named Academic All-OAC At-Large. He competed mainly at No. 5 singles and posted an 18-5 record with an 8-1 mark in the OAC. In three seasons, Burris has a fine 60-14 singles record. Burris also garnered OAC Player of the Week honors on March 16, 2009.

During the past two seasons, Burris and Trzeciak have led the Yellow Jackets to a 38-8 overall record and 14-4 OAC record. The B-W men's tennis program has compiled 19 or more victories in each of the past eight seasons (160-25 overall record).


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Lake Erie battled back with a run in the top of the sixth. Jodam Rivera laced his 12th double of the season with two outs, a ground-rule two-bagger into the right-center gap. Following a walk to Andrew DavisMatt Sutton lined a single to right, scoring Rivera, but was thrown out at second attempting to advance on the throw. Brett Lester pitched eight innings for Normal in the victory, striking out seven.

Travis Risser suffered the hard luck loss, falling to 6-3. He threw six innings and surrendered two runs on four hits to go with a walk and two strikeouts. Matt Sutton posted two hits for Lake Erie.

The series concludes with an 8:05 p.m. EDT game on Thursday night. RHP Josh Roberts (7-3, 2.47) starts for the Crushers opposite Normal's RHP Dan Blewett (4-5, 3.90). 


Ø  The bullpen added two more scoreless innings to its total as Ronnie Morales struck out the side in the seventh and Phil Rummel pitched a scoreless eighth; The pen has pitched 14.1 innings without allowing a run

Ø  Jodam Rivera started at second and Andrew Davis was in the lineup at short; The game was just 2:11 in length