A Page -- Aug. 31, 2010

Emily InfeldChambers (L) and Infeld

Former Blue Streak of one kind to 

join former Blue Streak of another 

kind when Georgetown runners take 

to the course in 12 days

Aug. 31, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


One Blue Streak will join another Blue Streak, both as Hoyas, when Georgetown University’s cross country team begins its season in 12 days in the Harry Groves Invitational at Penn State.

Maddie Chambers, a six-time state champion from Magnificat, will be a freshman runner for the Hoyas, joining Beaumont alumna Emily Infeld. The two were the top two female distance runners in the Cleveland area the past six years and both happened to have run for two different all-girls schools that go by the nickname Blue Streaks.


Chambers goes into Georgetown as a freshman with the ninth best time in the nation in the mile during the 2010 season. A two-time state mile champion outdoors, Chambers took eighth overall at the Nike Cross Nationals. 

Infeld, now a junior, is already a five-time All American at the collegiate level, and is a school record holder. This she has accomplished all in just two years as collegiate Student/Athlete. 

She earned All American status this past winter by placing eighth in the 3,000 meters at the national indoor meet. She anchored the distance medley relay team that set a school record by placing third at the nationals, good enough to also earn All American honors. 

DMR teams she has been on own both the school’s indoor and outdoor school records. 

Currently Infeld holds the third-fastest indoor mile, second-fastest indoor 3,000m, fifth-fastest 1,500m, and 14th-fastest 800m on the GU All-time list. 

At Beaumont, Infeld was a member of the state record holding 3,200 relay team, an event both Beaumont and Magnificat have dominated in over the past three decades. 

Infeld was a nine-time state champion in high school. Both Chambers and Infeld led their high school teams to back-to-back state cross country championships. 

This past January, Chambers was named the Gatorade Ohio Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year, She was runner-up at the state meet individually with an 18:07 finish. She also led Mags to the Nike Regional Cross Country Championship.

Berea native Tim Beckman was bored 

at home during Bowl time last

winter; hoping to take Toledo

Rockets Bowling this Dec. or Jan.

Padua alum Danny Molls solid as 

young linebacker

This is the seventh in a series of articles on teams in the Cleveland-based Mid American Conference

Aug. 31, 2010

By Ken Mather

About The Rockets

CLEVELAND -- Just about everyone likes to spend the Christmas holiday season at home with family.

Last year, for the first time in seven years, Tim Beckman was home with his family and wasn't exactly thrilled about it. Beckman had just finished his first season as the head coach at Toledo and the former Bowling Green, Ohio State and Oklahoma State assistant didn't have a bowl game to prepare for the first time since 2001.

"I don't care about being home for Christmas," Beckman said. "I've been lucky because for so long I had somewhere to be. It was an adjustment for my family, too. We like to win, there's no question about it. I've been very blessed to be around the Jim Tressels and Urban Meyers and Mike Gundys in my last couple years of coaching, and we won a lot of football games."

Tim Beckman Bio


That wasn't the case at Toledo last season, as the Rockets had to deal with an injury to starting quarterback Aaron Opelt and finished 5-7.

The desired results weren't achieved, but Beckman learned plenty in his first season running his own program, which should help him in his second.

"Of course more wins would have definitely helped, but I think we made tremendous strides in the program in all phases, from the football field to the classroom to the community," Beckman said. "Being BCS or non-BCS, it's still all about winning and being successful as a whole in the program, and that's what we're shooting for here."

On his own, Beckman has 23 years of coaching experience. But the 45-year-old and son of former Iowa, Cleveland Browns and San Diego Chargers assistant coach Dave Beckman, an Ohio native, says he has a lifetime worth of gridiron knowledge.



The Viking Report. . .

A Look At What Is Happening In Cleveland 

State Athletics

Home Soccer Highlights Busy 

Athletic Slate...

Five Fall Teams In Action As Fall 

Semester Begins At CSU
Aug. 31, 2010

By Brian McCann

CLEVELAND (DOWNTOWN) -- With the start of classes for the fall semester at Cleveland State slated for Monday (Aug. 30), the approximately 300 Viking student-athletes have returned to campus and will begin preparation for their respective athletic seasons.  Five teams will be in action this week, with both soccer programs hosting events on campus.

The women's soccer team, which has opened the year with a 2-0-1 record, will close out its season-opening five-match home stand when the Vikings play a pair of home contests.  CSU hosts Missouri-Kansas City on Friday, Sept. 3 at 7:00 p.m. and then closes out the longest home stretch in school history by facing Canisius on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 12:00 noon.  Both matches will be played at Krenzler Field.
Samantha Salamon
Viking midfielder and Walsh Jesuit alumna Sam Salamon

The men's soccer team opens up its 2010 campaign tomorrow with a 5:00 p.m. match-up with St. Bonaventure in Olean, N.Y.  CSU then returns home to put its 17-match undefeated streak on the line on Sunday, Sept. 5 when the Vikings face Niagara at 3:00 p.m. at Krenzler Field.

Fresh off three straight wins to claim the title at the East Carolina Classic, the volleyball team travels to Huntington, W. Va. to take part in the Thunder Invitational Tourney.  CSU will face High Point on Friday, Sept. 3 at 4:30 p.m. to open tourney play and then face both Hofstra (10:30 a.m.) and host Marshall (7:30 p.m.) on Saturday, Sept. 4.

The cross country team will head to Dayton, Ohio to open up its fall slate when the Vikings run at the Flyer 5K Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 4 at 11:15 a.m.

Case Reserve, John Carroll to meet 

for East Side championship "Blue 


Aug. 31, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


 CLEVELAND (UNIVERSITY DISTRICT) – A few years ago, John Carroll Football Coach Regis Scafe dubbed the Baldwin-Wallace/JCU Annual Gold Bowl the “College Football Championship of Cleveland,” since there really is no local Division I college football, save Akron and Kent which could serve as a mini Cuyahoga Valley championship at times.

If the Gold Bowl (the trophy a rock from the Cuyahoga River dipped in gold) is the Championship of Cleveland (and has been aptly moved back to being the last regular-season game of the year), then the John Carroll/Case Western Reserve game can now be dubbed the “College Football Championship of the East Side.”

John Carroll Blue Streaks  Live Internet  Phone Broadcasts 

The Spartans and Blue Streaks will meet in Case Field at 7 Saturday night to settle the issue over who is the best Division III private college football team on the East Side.

Only 5.19 miles separate the campuses of the two schools so these two are as close as close can be. Furthermore, Scafe is a Case Reserve alumnus and was at one time the Spartans’ coach so the relationship between the two schools is also a tight one as well.


Carroll, which plays in the OAC in which it must play nine league opponents leaving only one open date for an independent game, was timely in eventually choosing Case Reserve to be its annual opening day opponent.


The Spartans have a regular-season winning streak intact as they have not lost a game during the pre-playoffs campaign since 2006. Carroll would love nothing more than to break that spring in front of a mixed crowd, which might be partisan Case Reserve but not by much with the Carroll student body also planning on taking the short trek. 

Scafe, RegisCoach Scafe

Maybe this one can be dubbed the Blue Bowl, since both teams have one shade of blue or another in its colors, just as B-W and JCU both have a variation of gold. 

Overall Case Reserve finished 10-1 last season after going one-and-done in the D-III regional playoffs, while John Carroll had an out-of-character 3-7 season, the first sub-.500 by JCU since 1986. Make no bones about it, Scafe will have the Blue Streaks back to the place they should be and it could be this year. 

The Streaks may be called the Streaks for a reason on this Saturday, since they would love nothing more than to snap the 31-game regular season winning streak of the Spartans, who were ranked seventh in the nation at the end of last season. 

Coach Debeljak

On the flip side of this close JCU-CWRU “Blue” alliance, Case Reserve Coach Greg Debeljak graduated from John Carroll in 1988 and coached for 12 seasons on the Blue Streak staff. Most of Debeljak’s current coaching staff served with him at JCU as a part of Scafe’s staff. 

The last time these two teams met was in 1988. Carroll defeated CWRU in that season, 27-10. Case Reserve last beat Carroll in 1985, 27-0. JCU leads the all-time series, 9-7-1.

Six Yeomen & Company Earn 

Honors from the ITA for Academic 


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By Mike Mancini

Skillman, N.J. – Six Oberlin College men’s tennis players, in addition to the entire team were honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for academic excellence this past season. 

The Yeomen squad was named as an ITA All-Academic Team for having a minimum team grade point average of 3.20 throughout the academic year. 

Those student-athletes who were named as ITA Scholar-Athletes by registering at least a minimum GPA of 3.50 include; Miles BognerWilliam BroderickBen GodloveEliot HeatonSam Towne and Jonathan Wachtel.



Garfield tops Woodridge in four sets 

on volleyball court

Aug. 31, 2010

Garfield defeated Woodridge in varsity volleyball tonight by three sets to one. Garfield won the first two sets 25-10 and 25-11, Woodridge won the third one 25-18, but then Garfield came back to take fourth one and the match, 25-19.

For Woodridge, Karli Westren had 9 aces and 15 assists, Emily Kasper had 6 kills, and Amy Donze and Erica Huntsman had 6 digs apiece.

In JV action, Garfield was a 2-0 winner taking the first set 25-16 and 25-11.

CVCA tops WRA in boys' golf; 

Jacob Forsythe still shooting 

under 37 on average

Aug. 31, 2010

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy was a boys golf winner tonight over Western Reserve Academy, 162-175, at Silver Lake Country Club

Jacob Forsythe (CVCA) was match medalist with a 36. Forsythe’s 9 hole scoring average for this season with CVCA is 36.65.

He was followed by Pete Richards 41, Dan Criswell 42, Bill Vanbuskirk 43, Alec Sands 43, and Josh Humphrey 50.

Avon clips North Ridgeville in 



Aug. 31, 2010

Avon defeated North Ridgeville in volleyball tonight, 3-1, in a West Shore Conference match.


The four sets went as follows:


GAME 1 NR 25 AVON 21

GAME 2  AVON 25 NR 10

GAME 3 AVON 25 NR 19

GAME 4 AVON 25 NR 13


For North Ridgeville, Rachel Crow had nine kills, Alex Swindig four kills, Briana Lehman three blocks, Heather Snyder 16 assists ad Kim Pham 15 digs.

Snyder was 70-73 setting.


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