A Page -- Aug 23. 2010

What Euclid's boys' cross country 

team lacks in numbers, it makes up 

for with heart

Aug. 23, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

EUCLID –When a cross country team has the type of longevity and cohesiveness the Euclid High boys’ outfit has, one can expect some great things out of them by the time they are seniors.

”These boys have team unity, camaraderie, and good sportsmanship,” Euclid coach Julie Ann Yoe said. “That is probably the best way to define this Euclid team.”

The only drawback is that as of today, it is a small unit and the Panthers could wind up running more for themselves than for their school since there are only four of them.

A cross country team needs at least five runners to be scored in a dual meet or invitational, but that is not to say they cannot gauge how they might have done had their been a fifth runner. If all finish in the top 20 of a 160-guy field, well, they could at least say they are at least as good as the top three scoring teams.


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The Panthers are led by Josh Harbst, who runs a 20:10. Sophomore Xavier Scott is only about a minute slower than Harbst but still keeps the pace.

The only senior in the group is Benny Mausar, who will be expected to help Harbst with the leadership role.

The fourth runner is junior Keith Reeves.

“Josh is extremely motivating to his teammates and puts forth 100 percent effort every day at practice,” said Yoe of her team captain. “If all of the boys continue to work hard every day in practice, we hope to see many personal records set throughout the season.”

Three of the runners were on the team last year so while the numbers are not on the plus side the perseverance factor is.

“With a small team consisting of only four boys the obvious weakness is they are currently an incomplete team,” said the coach. “Individually the boys must drop their times significantly to truly be competitive.”


AKRON ZIPS: Ianello puts the BCS 

tread to the road in the Rubber City

 

This is the second in a series of previews on football teams in the Cleveland-based Mid American Conference

Aug. 23, 2010

By Ken Mather

About The Zips

Rob Ianello seemed destined to be a head coach.

He built a reputation as a standout recruiter at every stop. On the field, his players were beyond productive, setting receiver records and piling up big numbers.

Ianello

For the first time in his career, Ianello is working outside the comfort of a BCS school. His previous jobs were at Alabama, Wisconsin, Arizona and, most recently, Notre Dame.


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He has surrounded himself with coaches from the BCS leagues. His offensive coordinator, John Latina, was last at Notre Dame. His defensive coordinator, Curt Mallory, was at Illinois.

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The sky is the limit for rising Case 


Reserve volleyball team; two former 


Shoregals expected to have an impact 


on season's fortunes 


Aug. 23, 2010


By Nick Minerd


CLEVELAND -- Fresh off of one of the best seasons in program history, the Case Western Reserve volleyball team enters the 2010 campaign with high expectations as it looks to continue to rise in the rankings of the highly competitive University Athletic Association.


The Spartans finished the 2009 season with a fine 24-9 overall record and placed fifth in the UAA. Case posted key wins versus Frostburg State University (MD), who finished the year at 30-4 overall, as well as rival John Carroll University and UAA-foes Brandeis University (MA) and Carnegie Mellon University (PA).


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“We are very excited and have high expectations that our competitive level will continue to rise,” said fifth-year head coach Karen Farrell. “We play a very tough schedule starting with a tournament in California (Pomona Pitzer College) and continuing with top teams from our region and the exceptional squads in the UAA.”

Avon Lake's Beth Karpinski


Farrell returns 12 players from last year’s group and expects that junior, two-time All-UAA middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, OH/Badin) will lead the way in 2010.

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Marcus Schmitz scores goal, two 

assists as Amherst JV boys top The 

'Wood, 3-2

Aug. 23, 2010

 To start the high school JV boys’ soccer season tonight, Amherst nipped Lakewood, 3-2.

 The Amherst goals were scored by Bradley Mieden that was assisted by Marcus Schmitz, Cole Plumb that was assisted by Marcus Schmitz, and Marcus Schmitz that assisted by Dalton Sweet.

 

 

 

 

The 2009 Regional qualifiers

Gilmour gets new volleyball coach, 

but brings back a good number of 

Student/Athletes from last year's 

regional qualifying team

Aug. 23, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

GATES MILLS – Although Gilmour’s volleyball team had a fine season last year in winning sectional and district championships, the Lancers are undergoing a coaching change this year, but that is an upside.

The reason for this is that former NCAA coach Kelly Coughlin takes over as the adult leader of the Lancers, who made it all the way to the regional championship match, falling to Smithville in five sets/games.


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Prior to coming here to coach the Lancers, he was the assistant coach at Cleveland State. Coughlin also coached at Olmsted Falls when the Bulldogs won the state title.

“Gilmour Academy has a very difficult college preparatory curriculum that our Student/Athletes must complete,” Coughlin said. “Our volleyball program is very fortunate to have a group that works very hard in both the classroom as well as in the gym. Their academic strength has transferred into volleyball.”

The 2009 Gilmour Academy senior class valedictorian was a Student/Athlete -- volleyball player Olivia Sabik.

That said, he is pleased with what he has inherited from previous coaches, a core group that went 4-1 in the post season.

“There is enough experience returning from the 2008 team to get another opportunity to compete for a state title,” said Coughlin.

The Lancers (24-3 last year) have a senior setter (Brittany Link) returning along with a senior libero (Tori Gallo) to help lead a promising junior and freshmen group.

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Royalton's Melissa Mahnke becomes 

assistant volleyball coach at Mount

August 23, 2010 

By Lenny Reich


ALLIANCE--The University of Mount Union has announced that Melissa Mahnke has been named assistant women's volleyball coach.


Mahnke is familiar with the Purple Raiders as she just completed a playing career as the only two-time All-American in school history.  She finished as the school's all-time kills leader with 1,604 and this past season led Mount Union to its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth and NCAA 



Tournament victory.  In 2008, she helped lead a Mount Union squad that posted a school-record 30 victories and the team made the semifinals of the OAC Tournament in each of her four seasons with the team.


The North Royalton, Ohio  native was also a two-time Academic All-OAC selection, who graduated from Mount Union in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in middle childhood education.


NCAC Men's Soccer Special


OHIO WESLEYAN FAVORED AS WESTALKE-


BASED NORTH COAST PREPS FOR 27TH 


MEN'S SOCCER SEASON

August 23, 2010


By Keri Alexander Luchowski


WESTLAKE -- Ohio Wesleyan University emerged as the preseason favorite in balloting by North Coast Athletic Conference men's soccer coaches in the 2010 preseason poll.

The Battling Bishops, who made their NCAA-record 32nd trip to the Division III National Tournament in 2009, earned seven of nine first-place votes cast by league coaches for 79 total points.  Kenyon was second in the balloting with 72 points, including one first-place vote.  Hiram (59) finished in third, while Denison (55) and Oberlin (40) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.  Allegheny (33), Wabash (32), Wittenberg (24) and Wooster (11) rounded out the poll.


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Mags varsity B tennis team climbs to 

3-1 with win over Lancers

Aug. 23, 2010

Magnificat’s Varsity B tennis team improved to 3-1 with tonight’s 5-0 win over Gilmour’s Varsity B team. The Blue Streaks were able to get singles wins out of Emily Witt, Veronica Johnson, Sarah Patrick.

 Line Score:

Magnificat Varsity B (5) v. Gilmour Varsity B (0)

Magnificat season record 3 and 1

Singles: Emily Witt d. Sarah Abdalian 6-0, 6-0; Veronica Johnson d. Kristen Caja 6-2, 6-1; Sarah Patrick d. Jackie Schmidts 6-0, 6-0

Doubles: Josie Miller/Nora Hudac d. Taylor Broadbent/Sarah Stefanski 6-2, 6-3;Tayo Pedro/RachelleAbdelnoir 6-0, 6-1.

In battle of North Ridgeville, Rangers 

round up Lions, 2-0

Aug. 23, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

NORTH RIDGEVILLE – In a battle between the two high schools in North Ridgeville tonight here, North Ridgeville topped Lake Ridge, 2-0, in boys’ soccer.

Michael Stumpf  and Mitch Kennard scored the Rangers’ goals. Matt Clark assisted on both goals.

In goal, Andrew Sismour had 2 saves for the Rangers and Jimi Seidel 6 saves for the Lions.

North Ridgeville’s record is now 1-0-0 and Lake Ridge’s record is 0-0-1.

Amherst varsity boys' soccer team 

shuts out Lakewood

Aug. 23, 2010

LAKEWOOD In a non-conference match to open the season tonight here, Amherst defeated Lakewood in boys’ soccer, 2-0.

The Comet goals were scored by Andrew Matakovich and assisted by Bobby Soler, and Josh Birkline and assisted by Connor Klekota.

Amherst had the edge in shots on Lakewood, 10 6.

Goalies saves for Amherst were shared by Maximo Meggitt (4) and Shelby Neidert (2). The Rangers used one keeper, Zach Fehrenbach, who had six.

 Amherst’s record is1-0 and Lakewood’s record is 0-1.

Shoremen boys blank Rebels to start 

soccer season

Aug. 23, 2010

WILLOUGHBY – In a non-conference boys’ soccer match tonight here, Avon Lake 3 defeated Willoughby South, 3-0.

It was not Avon Lake all the way as the Rebels were in it for 40 minutes since the score at half was Avon Lake 1, Willoughby South 0.

Goal scorers for Avon Lake were Alex Strimbu, and Nick Stephenson. The other tally came on an own goal by the Rebels.

Assists for Avon Lake went to Ryan Schneider and Alex Strimbu.

Bryce Stuart and Zac Strimbu each had a save for the Shoremen and (no first name) Mangosh had 5 for South.

 

 

 

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