A Page -- Dec. 13, 2011 -- PM Edition

Joey Peterson's deuce-200s leads North 

Ridgeville past Elyria Catholic on the lanes

Joey Peterson rolled 224 and 221 games to lead North Ridgeville's varsity boys' bowling team past Elyria Catholic, 2,111-1,933.

Darion Katynski had the best afternoon for the Panthers with a 412, two-game series.

Boys Varsity
North Ridgeville
Glenn Waligora  209-162(371)
Logan Gedeon 157-192 (349)
Joey Peterson 224-211 (435)
Ryan Kordish 183-192 (375)
Tyler Davis -
Joe Harnden -
Nico Dennis -
S.A.W.  136-139 (275)
Baker Games 170-136 (306)
Game 1 1079
Game 2 1032
Grand Total Pins  2111
Elyria Catholic
Ryan Ksenich 158-158 (316)
Mike Kosin 121-143 (264)
Patrick Fetsic 156-143 (299)
Darion Katynski 192-220 (412)
Jake Hromana 153-138 (291)
Baker Games 170-181 (352)
Game 1 950
Game 2 938
Grand Total Pins 1933
Boys JV
North Ridgeville
Joey Casement 158-170 (328)
Alex Scullin 147-149 (296)
CJ Schneider  - 131 (131)
Caleb Barbosa 121 - (121)
Donny Ciryak 154-173 (327)
Zack Pulvino 161-154 (315)
Alex Gravely -
Baker Games 153-159 (312)
Game 1 894
Game 2 936
Grand Total Pins  1830
Elyria Catholic
Thomas Wetezel 88-109 (197)
Kyle Bopp 113-178 (291)
Baker Games -
Game 1  201
Game 2 287
Grand Total Pins 488

Mount Union's Nick Driskill named All 


WACO, Texas - Mount Union junior safety Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) was named to the American Football Coaches Association All-American Football Team.

Driskill was one of just five juniors named to the team and gives the Purple Raiders a record 19 all-time All-Americans named 20 times.

Driskill is the leading tackler (105 tackles) for the nation's No. 1 ranked defense as he also has 6.5 sacks, four interceptions, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries.

He also was awarded the Ohio Athletic Conference's Lee Tressel Award as the conference's top defensive back and named to the All-OAC First Team while also being selected D3Football.com North Region Defensive Player of the Year and OhioCollegeFootball.com Defensive Player of the Year.

Also an excellent student in the classroom, he holds a 3.70 grade point average as a Biology major and was named Academic All-OAC, Academic All-District and a Capital One Academic All-American.

The AFCA All-American team is limited to just 25 elite players in the nation selected by member coaches and each school may only have one selection on the team.



Niagara at Ohio, 7:00 PM

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Following a 63-53 win over San Francisco on Sunday, Ohio Women's Basketball will close out a three-game homestand on Tuesday night when the Niagara Purple Eagles come to town. All four of Ohio's wins have come in games where it has held the lead at halftime. The Bobcats are 0-4 during games in which they trail after the first 20 minutes.Of 336 Division One NCAA programs, Ohio ranks among the top 96 in the following four statistical categories: Fewest Personal Fouls Per Game (14.9...51st), Steals Per Game (10.7...86th), Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (32.3...93rd) and Scoring Defense (57.7...96th). Ohio had four players score in double figures during Sunday's 63-53 win over San Francisco. Tenishia Benson and Shavon Robinson led the way for the Green and White, scoring 15 points apiece while Alesia Howard (13) and Ashley Fowler (11) were not far behind. The Bobcats dominated the boards on Sunday, out-rebounding the Dons by 13. Ohio claimed 46 total rebounds to San Fran­cisco's 33. The Bobcats picked up 21 offensive rebounds, with Alesia Howard grabbing a game-high of four. Niagara comes to Athens the owner of a 3-6 record. The Purple Eagles have picked up wins in two of their last three contests, beating Colgate (61-60) and Binghamton (64-53) while drop­ping a contest to Albany (55-42). Niagara had a difficult start to the 2011-12 season, losing its first four contests. Led in scoring by Lauren Gatto's 10.3 points per game, the Purple Eagles have connected on 34.2 percent of their field goals this season while allowing opponents to shoot 42.2 percent. Niagara has had success from the line during 2011-12, connecting on 91-of-120 free throws to shoot 75.8 percent.



Wright St. at Miami, 7:00 PM

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In the midst of final exams, the Miami University women’s basketball team has a study break Tuesday as it welcomes Wright State to Millett Hall for a 7 p.m. game. Miami has protected its house so far to start the 2011-12 season, beginning the year 4-0 at Millett Hall. It’s the best start at home since the RedHawks began the year 5-0 during the 2007-08 campaign. That season ended with a MAC Tournament Championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament.  Junior forward Kirsten Olowinski looks to continue her record setting rebounding performance from last season. Her average of 11.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 2010-11 was the highest single-season average in school history. Her 332 total rebounds was the second-highest single season total. She currently leads Miami with an average of 8.3 rebounds per game this season after recording her 18th, 19th and 20th career double-doubles against Iona (Dec. 2), Duquesne (Dec. 6) and Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 10) respectively. Olowinski now has 586 career boards, ranking 10th all-time for the Red and White. Monica Niemann (‘95) is the all-time leader with 923 career rebounds.Wright State is 5-3 on the season. The Raiders broke a two-game losing streak on Saturday with a 61-59 victory over Southern Illinois. They are 2-0 against MAC teams this season, having defeated Ball State on Nov. 13, 74-55 and Buffalo, 81-54, on Nov. 30. Wright State is led by freshman guard Kim Demmings. She is averaging 16.8 points per game. Another key player is senior forward Molly Fox. She is second on the team at 13.4 points per game, and is the Raiders’ leading rebounder at 8.7 caroms per game. Wright State likes to shoot from behind the arc, it is making an average of 6.5 three-point baskets per contest.




Dane McLoughlin

Clutch Shooting McLoughlin Leads Spartans to Sixth-Straight Win, 79-76, versus Kalamazoo

CLEVELAND (University Circle) – Freshman forward Dane McLoughlin<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mbkb/2011-12/bios/mcloughlin%20dane%20310f> (Westerville, Ohio/St. Charles Preparatory) scored a career-high 24 points, including 16 in the final 6:51, as the Case Western Reserve University men's basketball team won its sixth-consecutive game by a score of 79-76 versus Kalamazoo College (Mich.) on Monday evening at Horsburgh Gymnasium.

The Spartans improve to 7-2 overall, the team's best start since the 2007-08 campaign. Case is also one win shy of tying the 2005-06 squad for the best 10-game start (8-2) in school history.

Kalamazoo drops to 3-4 overall.

McLoughlin's 24 points came on 8-of-12 shooting from the field and 5-of-6 from beyond the arc. Senior forward Tom Summers<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mbkb/2011-12/bios/summer%20tom%206z6i> (Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional) recorded his second-straight double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, sophomore center David Thompson<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mbkb/2011-12/bios/thompson%20david%206iaw> (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) totaled 14 points and eight boards, and freshman point guard Jordan Dean<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mbkb/2011-12/bios/dean%20jordan%20t9at> (St. Johns, Fla./Creekside) turned in career-bests of eight points and eight assists.

The early portion of the first half was tightly contested until Case opened a nine-point lead as freshman guard Ken Gibbons<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mbkb/2011-12/bios/gibbons%20ken%20dbn4> (Cairnbrook, Pa./Shade) nailed a three-pointer to make the score 26-17 at the 9:11 mark. Kalamazoo came back and grabbed a one-point lead with a 13-4 run, capped by a pair of Adam Peters free throws, making the score 31-30 with 4:08 left in the half. The Spartans were then able to regain control and ended the half on a 10-5 run to lead 40-36 at the break.

In the second half, the Hornets opened on a 7-0 run and led 43-40 as Joe Prepolec hit a jumper at 17:31. The Spartans came back with a 7-0 spurt of their own and moved ahead by four when Thompson threw down a dunk at 15:19. Kalamazoo refused to go away and tied the score six times more times, the sixth coming when Mark Ghafari hit a triple to make the score 71-71 with 1:21 remaining. Undaunted, McLoughlin nailed another three-pointer with 49 seconds left to put Case on top 74-71. From there, McLoughlin hit three free throws down the stretch and Dean hit a pair to counter five more points from the Hornets.

Prepolec led all scorers with a game-high 27 points.

The Spartans are idle for final exams and the Christmas holiday, but will return to action on Thursday and Friday, December 29-30 as hosts of the annual Bill Sudeck Holiday Tournament. Case opens versus Waynesburg University (Pa.) at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday.