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Mike Ganoe

Aurora's Ganoe finishes first 

season at Hobart; will have the 

winter off for the first time in a 


Dec. 18, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Aurora High alumnus Mike Ganoe just finished his football freshman season at Hobart & William Smith College.

The former all-conference and all-district performer for the Greenmen made some key catches as a rookie wide receiver for the Statesmen.

He made an 11-yard catch against Merchant Marine Academy, which turned out huge in the end as the Statesmen had to fight off a pesky MMA team to hang on for a 40-33 Liberty League win.

His 15-yard catch against Worcester Polytechnic Institute helped the Statesmen to a 38-13 win.


For the first time in quite a few years, Ganoe will have the winter off and have more time to focus on studies until spring football begins. Ganoe doubled as an all-conference wrestler as a Student/Athlete At AHS, but HWSC does not have a wrestling team.

Brunswick's Katie Crider leads 11th ranked Mount to win over Wilmington

December 18, 2010 

By Josh Reilly

WILMINGTON, Ohio -- Mount Union's nationally-ranked women's basketball team used an early 20-point run en route to a 79-61 victory over Wilmington in Ohio Athletic Conference play today.

The host Quakers scored the game's first six points before Mount Union's Rosa LaMattina(Westlake/Westlake) scored five straight points, triggering a run which saw the Purple Raiders take a 20-6 lead with 10:21 left in the first half.

Katie Crider (Brunswick/Brunswick) was Mount Union's top scorer, finishing with 16 points, includiung a 4 of 5 performance from 3-point land.


LaMattina added 14 points and three steals while Brittany Kilgore (Northfield/Nordonia) put in 11 points.

Mount Union (7-1, 3-1) closed the opening period with an eight-point run, including two treys by Crider and then a jumper by LaMattina, which helped the Raiders take a 42-21 lead into intermission.


Taylor Hartung (Canton/Massillon Perry) gave the Raiders their largest advantage -- 25 points -- with 4:48 remaining in the game. She buried a 3-pointer to increase the gamp to 74-49.

For Wilmington (3-6, 1-3), Olivia Waters scored 17 points while Bethany Ahrens contributed 10.

The Mount Union women, who are ranked 11th by ESPN/USA Today and 13th by D3Hoops.com, will return to action on Wednesday when they host OAC opponent Muskingum at 7:30 p.m.

Whitewater defeats Mount Union for 

National Championship 

December 18, 2010 

By Lenny Reich

SALEM, Va. -- Wisconsin-Whitewater scored 21 unanswered points en route to a 31-21 win over Mount Union's football team in the Stagg Bowl at Salem Stadium on today.

Stagg Bowl MVP Levell Coppage finished with 39 rushes for 299 yards and three touchdowns, including a back-breaking 75-yard scoring run with 2:34 left in the contest.

Mount Union senior wide receiver Cecil Shorts III (Cleveland/Collinwood) was a multi-dimensional threat. He caught seven passes for 90 yards and a touchdown. Lining up as a quarterback, he completed 5 of 7 passes for 56 yards.

After the Raiders took a 21-10 second-quarter lead, Coppage scored on an 11-yard touchdown run, helping the Warhawks trim their deficit to 21-17.

Then, Whitewater quarterback Lee Brekke found Tyler Huber on a 31-yard touchdown pass with 1:01 left in the first half, putting Wisconsin-Whitewater ahead for good.

Coppage provided the game's first points with his 54-yard touchdown scamper and Eric Kindler added a 30-yard field goal as the Warhawks took a 10-0 lead.

The Purple Raiders answered back with 21 consecutive points in the second quarter. Wisconsin-Whitewater then scored 14 points of its own to take a 24-21 halftime lead.

Mount Union's defense forced turnovers on back-to-back possessions, helping the Raiders take their only lead.

Sophomore defensive end Charles Dieuseul (Winter Haven, Fla./Lake Region) recovered a fumble, which was forced by sophomore defensive back Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) to set up Mount Union's first score.

The Raiders got on the board when sophomore quarterback Matt Piloto (Rotunda West, Fla./Lemon Bay) found senior tight end Kyle Miller (Elida/Elida) for a 39-yard touchdown hookup.

A 28-yard interception return by senior defensive end Lambert Budzinski (Canton/Massillon Jackson) set up the next Mount Union score.

Starting at UWW's 4-yard line, the Raiders needed two plays to find the end zone, finishing with a 1-yard rush by sophomore running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry).

The Raiders (14-1) took a 21-10 lead later on when Piloto went deep to Shorts for a 58-yard score.

At that point, the Warhawks (15-0) used their running game to take control. UWW enjoyed a 312-45 advantage on the ground.

Driskill starred on Mount Union's defense, finishing with 12 tackles including two for a loss, and the forced fumble.

Senior defensive back Chaz Jordan (Medina/Buckeye) added nine tackles and junior defensive back Alex Ferrara (Independence/Walsh Jesuit) made an interception.

Making his first collegiate start, sophomore quarterback Matt Piloto (Rotonda West, Fla./Lemon Bay) completed 20 of 43 passes for 267 yards.

Matt McCulloch was a thorn in the Raiders' side as he finished with two interceptions and eight tackles.

Baldwin-Wallace Women Lose a 

Heartbreaker to Centre (Ky.), 77-76, 

in First Round of Transylvania (Ky.) 

Tourney in Lexington

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA, OHIO – Senior two-time All-OAC guard Amanda Schroeder (Columbus Grove) scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds as theBaldwin-Wallace College women’s basketball team lost a heartbreaker to Centre College of Kentucky, 77-76, tonight (Saturday,December 18, 2010) in the first round of the Transylvania University Tournament in Lexington, Kentucky.  B-W also plays the host school tomorrow at 3:00 p.m.

In addition to Schroeder for the Yellow Jackets, now 7-2 overall, sophomore wing Jessica Carpenter (North Canton/Hoover) scored 13 points to go along with three rebounds and sophomore guard Olivia French (Bucyrus/Coloned Crawford) added 11 points.  For Centre, now 6-3 overall, junior guard Maggie Prewitt scored 27 points and junior forward Lauren Huter added 26 points as the two leading scorers in the game.

In the first half, B-W opened up the scoring, 2-0, on a jumper from Schroeder at the 19:18 mark.  The Colonels evened up the score when Huter hit a jumper with 18:57 to go.  The Yellow Jackets once again took the lead on a jumper from Carpenter at the 18:02 mark.  Centre tied the score, 4-4, following a jumper from Prewitt and then took a two point lead, 6-4, when Huter hit a jumper at the 15:39 mark.

Freshman guard Kristen Troyer (Dover/Garaway) tied the score, 6-6, after making a jumper with 15:24 to go.  The Colonels took the lead after a three pointer from Prewitt but B-W bounced back quickly when senior guard Ali Stack (Vermilion/Firelands) converted athree point play by making a  layup and a free throw with 14:08 to go.  Centre took the lead, 12-9, following a three point play of their own as Huter made a layup and a foul shot at the 13:41 mark.  The Yellow Jackets took the lead back, 13-12, with 12:15 remaining following a tip-in from Schroeder.  The Colonels fought back to regain the lead, 23-22, at the 7:42 mark following a layup from senior guard Amanda Stovall.

B-W then took the lead for the remainder of the half, 24-23, when Schroeder made a pair free throws with 5:49 remaining.  The Yellow Jackets extended their lead to nine, 34-25, when sophomore guard Megan Frisina (Corry, Pa.) canned a trey with 3:24 to go.

In the second half, Centre opened up with a 6-0 run to cut the B-W lead to four, 38-34, when Angela Tronzo made a jumper at the 19:23 mark.  Carpenter ended the Yellow Jacket scoring drought when she made a three pointer at the 18:18 mark to make the score 41-34.  Both teams battled back and forth until the 7:52 mark when the Colonels took the lead, 56-55, after Huter hit a pair of free throws.

Centre extended their lead to eight after Huter converted a three point play the old fashioned way by making a layup and a free throw at the 3:19 mark.  B-W cut the lead to one, 77-76, after junior forward Catherine Spisak (Sandusky/St. Mary’s Central Catholic) canned a trey with 00:06 remaining in the contest.  The Yellow Jackets then forced a turnover and regained possession with 00:02 left but Carpenter missed a three pointer as time expired.


Dec 18, 2010

By Erin Dugan

Ole Miss at Central Michigan, 2 pm
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Kaihla Szunko has registered a double-double in seven of CMU's nine games this season. She ranks second in the nation and second in career double-doubles among active players in the MAC with 30. The Chippewas have equaled their best nine-game start under head coach Sue Guevara and are looking for their best 10-game start in her tenure. The Chippewas started the 2008-09 campaign at 6-3, falling to Milwaukee in the season's 10th game. CMU boasts the top two scoring freshmen in the Mid-American Conference in Niki DiGuilio (11.4) and Taylor Johnson (10.9 ppg). The Chippewas wrapped up a program-record nine game road swing at 6-3. The six wins away from Mount Pleasant already triples last season's total of two. Shonda Long became the 19th player in CMU history to reach 1,000 career points earlier this season. She will be honored for that achievement prior to Saturday's contest. CMU is 2-1 in home openers under head coach Sue Guevara. The Rebels are 7-3 this year and will look to record a season-high three wins in a row Saturday at Central Michigan. Ole Miss is led by Kayla Melson who is averaging 14.5 points per game. Valencia McFarland is second, averaging 12.1 points per game while Pa'Sonna Hope is third averaging 10.2 points per game. Pa'Sonna Hope leads the team in rebounding (7.4 prg) while Nikki Byrd is second, averaging 6.4 prg. As a team, the Rebels are averaging 66.5 points per game while holding its opponents to 60.8 points per game.

Northern Illinois at Bradley, 8:05 pm

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Northern Illinois (5-5) concludes a five game road trip and a stretch of 10-of-11 games away from DeKalb when the Huskies face Bradley (6-3), Saturday at 7 p.m. The Huskies are coming off back-to-back losses to in-state teams in DePaul (52-72) and Northwestern (59-68). NIU has played six teams from the state of Illinois, posting wins at Western Illinois (73-65) and Southern Illinois (46-45) in addition to picking up a win against Chicago State (68-64) in the team's only home game of the year. Northern Illinois suffered a 45-50 loss to Bradley's final non-conference opponent - Illinois-Chicago. The Braves will play the Flames Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. in Chicago. The Huskies also have a 71-64 road win at Northern Iowa. The Braves (6-3 overall) own a three-game win streak and have won five of the last six heading into Saturday's tilt with the Huskies after picking up a 62-55 win at Western Illinois last week. Senior Raisa Taylor (Decatur, Ill./Eisenhower) scored 14 of Bradley's final 18 points and collected 18 of her game and season-high 22 points in the second half to help the Braves to the victory at WIU last time out. Taylor enters Saturday's game with a team-leading 14.0 points-per-game average and needs 15 points to pass Amy Peters for 18th on Bradley's career scoring list.

Baldwin-Wallace College Men’s 

Basketball Team Falls To 

Muskingum, 71-68

By Jeff Miller 

BEREA– Junior All-OAC guard Promis Cabbil (Elyria/Senior) scored a career-high tying 20 points  as the Baldwin-Wallace College men’s basketball team fell to Ohio Athletic Conference rival Muskingum University, 71-68, today (Saturday, December 18, 2010) in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center in Berea. 

With the loss, B-W is now 3-6 overall and 2-3 in the OAC.   Muskingum improved to 3-5 overall and 2-2 in the OAC and were led by junior forward Josh Brindley with a game-high 24 points and a game-high nine rebounds.

In the first half, the Muskies opened the scoring, 2-1, on a layup by junior forward Josh Brindley at the 19:23.  The Yellow Jackets cut the lead to 2-1 when freshman forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) connected on one of two free throws at 19:08.  Muskingum then went on a 5-0 run before Cabbil hit the first basket of the game for B-W at 16:28 to cut the lead to 7-3.

B-W cut the lead back to one point, 12-11, when freshman guard Grant Fairhurst (Ashland/Senior) buried a three-pointer with 10:53 remaining in the opening period.  The Muskies then used a 6-0 run to extend the lead to 18-11 at the 7:51 mark.  The Yellow Jackets cut back into the lead, 18-14, when Cabbil converted the traditional three point play with 7:26 left.

Holy Name alum Kevin Krakowiak 

B-W tied the game at 18-18 when freshman guard Kevin Krakowiak (Valley City/Holy Name) nailed a jumper at 6:17.   The Yellow Jackets took their first lead of the game 20-18 on a layup by junior guard Scott Voiers (Westlake/Lutheran West) with 5:39 remaining.

The two teams went back and forth for the remainder of the opening stanza with B-W holding a 32-31 advantage at the intermission.

Lutheran West alum Scott Voiers

In the second half, the Yellow Jackets opened the scoring when Krakowiak buried a three-pointer at 19:35.   The two teams exchanged baskets before Fairhurst connected on his second three-pointer of the game to extend the lead to 45-41 with 13:27 remaining.  The Muskies regained the lead at 50-49 on a pair of free throws by senior forward Wade Litt at 8:39.  It marked their first lead since 2:30 remaining in the first half.  

B-W tied the game, 54-54, on a three-pointer from sophomore guard Brandon Schmidt (Wellington) at 6:33.  The Yellow Jackets regained the lead, 56-54, on a layup by senior guard Zane Meeder (Erie, Pa. /Fairview) with 5:50 remaining.   Muskingum tied the game again at 56 on a pair of free throws by junior forward Kyle Clinedinst at the 5:22 mark.  

B-W then went on a 5-0 run when Cabbil converted his second three point play of the game and Meeder hit a pair of free throws to extend the lead to 61-56 at 4:37.  The Muskies cut the lead to two points, 61-59, when Brindley connected on three of four free throws with the last coming at 2:34.

Muskingum tied the game at 61 on a layup by junior guard JJ Armstrong at 1:52.  The Muskies regained the lead, 64-61 on a three point play by Brindley with 1:20 left.  Sophomore forward Seth Howard extended the lead to four points as he split a pair of free throws with 37 seconds left.   B-W cut the lead to one, 65-64 on a three by Meeder at the 26 second mark.  

Muskingum made it a three point lead, 67-64, at 22 seconds on a pair of free throws by Clinedinst.  The Muskies added to their lead, 68-64, when Brindley hit one of two free with 12 seconds left.  The Yellow Jackets cut the lead to two points, 68-66, on afast break layup by Cabbil with just seconds left in the game.   Muskingum made it a three-point game once again, 69-66, with five seconds left as Brindley hit one free throw.   B-W made it a one point lead on a pair of free throws by Cabbil with 2.6 seconds left.  Muskingum sealed the game as Clinedinst hit two free throws with 2.4 seconds remaining in the game.   The Yellow Jackets missed a three-pointer by Krakowiak as time expired.