A Page -- Dec. 23, 2011

Glenn Waligora’s two 189 games lead North Ridgeville to win over Black River on the lanes

Glenn Waligora rolled two 189 games to lead North Ridgeville to a 2028-1936 boys’ bowling win over Black River in a match that was held at Strike Out Lanes. 

Boys Varsity
North Ridgeville

Glenn Waligora 189-189 (378)

Logan Gedeon 174-160 (334)

Alex Gravely 158-187 (345)

Joey Peterson 158-168 (326)

Tyler Davis - 172 (172)

Joe Harnden 157 - (157)

Baker Games 146-167 (313)

Game 1  985

Game 2 1043

Grand Total Pins 2028


Black River

Justin Sword 167-199 (366)

Brandon Wacker 143-172 (315)

Tyler Knarr 115-192 (307)

Seryc Schmoll 159-172 (331)

Blake Huddleston 109-179 (288)

Baker Games 150-179 (329)

Game 1 843

Game 2 1093

Grand Total Pins 1936

Boys JV

North Ridgeville

CJ Schneider 147-165 (312)

Caleb Barbosa 146 - (146)

Nico Dennis 176-205 (381)

Alex Scullin 124 - (124)

Joey Casement 172-227 (399)

Donny Ciryak - 159 (159)

Zack Pulvino - 199 (199)

Baker Games 125-159 (284)

Game 1 890

Game 2 1114

Grand Total Pins  2004

Black River

Ivan Diaz 56-79 (135)

Alex Dimond 121-141 (262)

Brett Pattorson 135-115 (250)

Baker Games 57-65 (122)

Game 1 369

Game 2 400

Grand Total Pins 769

Mount Union suffers loss to Musky

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's basketball team suffered a 62-59 loss to Muskingum in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

It was the sixth straight loss for the Purple Raiders (3-7, 0-5 OAC) and five of those six losses have been by six points or fewer.

Josh Brindley had a game-high 20 points and eight rebounds while Carson Thomas had five three-pointers and 16 points to lead Muskingum (3-7, 1-4 OAC) to its first OAC win of the season.

Mount Union got 15 points from Jimmy Wood (Wintersville/Indian Creek), Matt Kiger (Williamstown, W.Va./Williamstown) had 11 points and six rebounds in his first start of the season while Nate Jacubec(Struthers/Struthers) and Keith Williams (Louisville, Ky./Brown) each had 11 and 10 respectively.

The Muskies took an early 9-2 lead in the game's opening minutes before the Raiders rallied to tie the game at 9-9 on a Williams layup with 12:14 left in the half.  The rest of the half featured five ties and five lead changes before back-to-back three pointers by Wood and Jacubec gave Mount Union a 31-29 lead at the half.

The Raiders extended the lead to six, 35-29, on a pair of Kiger layups to start the half, but Muskingum would score 14 of the next 15 points to match its largest lead of the game at seven points, 43-36 with 12:40 to play.

Mount Union would rally again this time with a 10-2 run and retook the lead, 46-45 on a Jimmy Darnley(Canton/GlenOak) layup with just over 10 minutes left.

There were four more lead changes and the score was tied with 2:40 to play when Brindley hit a layup and fouled, he converted the free throw which gave the Muskies a 60-57 lead at the 2:30 mark.  

Mount Union did not score another field goal the rest of the way including having the ball down one with 13 seconds to play.  The Raiders ended up with a 4:34 field goal drought to end the game.

Next up for Mount Union is a trip to Williamsport, Pa. to play in the Lycoming (Pa.) Tournament as the Raiders take on Immaculata (Pa.) on Monday Jan. 2 at 6 pm.

Stefanov’s Six Triples Lifts Hiram College Men’s Basketball Past Westminster (Pa.) College


December 22, 2011


HIRAM, OHIO – Sophomore guard Aaron Stefanov (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the first half, including connecting on four of his six three-pointers in the game, to lead the Hiram College men’s basketball team past Westminster (Pa.) College, 91-75, tonight (Thursday, Dec. 22) in a non-conference game at Price Gymnasium. [Game Stats]


With the win, the Terriers captured their fourth straight game and improve to 6-3 overall for the season. The Titans fall to 2-7 overall.'

Stefanov (L), Wiegand (R)

Stefanov made his first three three-point attempts in the first half as the Terriers found themselves up by eight points, 22-14, at the 15:00 minute mark. Westminster answered with back-to-back triples to get to make it a one possession game, 24-22. Hiram never allowed the Titans to take the lead the rest of the period and a mini 6-0 scoring run that ended with a pair of free-throws by Stefanov, gave the Terriers a bit of breathing room, 32-25, with 9:02 left in the period. But Westminster rallied again and trailed by just a point, 35-34, at the 6:15 mark. An ensuing three-pointer by senior guard Andrew Wiegand (Amherst/Firelands), sparked a 7-0 Terrier run to increase the Hiram advantage to eight points, 42-34, near the end of the half en route to a 44-39 margin at halftime.


Westminster hung around in the early minutes of the second half until a 9-0 run by Hiram gave the Terriers their first double-digit lead of the game, 59-47, with 14:05 left to play. The Hiram lead remained in double-figures for the majority of the period as the Titans wouldn’t get any closer than nine points. The Terriers recorded their largest lead of the game of 18 points on two occassions late in the half, with the last one being a 91-73 lead on a dunk by senior guard Jamaal Watkins (South Euclid/Brush) with 20 seconds left. Westminster recorded the final points of the contest, but it was Hiram who’d come out on top with the final of 91-75.


Both teams shot well from the field with Westminster shooting 44.6 percent (29-of-65) for the game and Hiram converted 49.3 percent (36-of-73) of its attempts. The difference would come at the free-throw line as the Terriers shot an impressive 90.9 percent (10-of-11) and the Titans shot just 54.5 percent (six-of-11). Hiram also out-rebounded Westminster, 45-29.


The Titans were led by Doug Smith with 20 points on seven-of-15 shooting (46.7 percent), including six-of-13 (46.2 percent) from three-point range. Adam Carswell was second in scoring at 12 points and Ron Martino and Ben Donlow each added 11 points. Donlow also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds.

Sheppard (L), Wisniewski (R)


Hiram was led by Stefanov’s 24 points on seven-of-11 shooting (63.6 percent) and six-of-nine (66.7 percent) from behind the arc. Wiegand recorded his third double-double of the season with 20 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. Watkins and junior guard Alan Sheppard (Wadsworth) rounded out the high scorers with 17 points each. In addition, junior guard Justin Wisniewski (Macedonia/Nordonia) dished out a game and career-tying high 10 assists.


Hiram will be idle until after the Christmas holiday and will next play in the annual College of Wooster “Mose” Hole/Kiwanis Classic on Thursday-Friday, Dec. 29-30. The Terriers will take on Heidelberg University on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and will then play Thiel (Pa.) College on Friday also beginning at 5:30 p.m.


L to R -- Parma Heights' Bell, Wimalasena, Avon's Alsup
Spartan Trio Receives National Honor for Work in Classroom

Complete Collegiate Scholar All-America Teams
Complete College Division Men's Scholar All-East Region Teams

 Honored last week with All-America acclaim for their performance on the field, Case Western Reserve University men's soccer senior forward Vinny Bell (Parma Heights, Ohio/Valley Forge) and senior defender Niro Wimalasena(Mason, Ohio/Mason) have etched their names into the program record books once again -- this time for their work in the classroom as the duo was named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Men's Collegiate Scholar All-America First Team. The duo also joined senior midfielder Kyle Alsup (Avon, Ohio/Detroit Country Day, Mich.) on the Scholar All-East Region team.

Accolades have come in bunches for the 2011 Spartans, as the team turned in one of the best seasons in program history with a 15-5 overall record and the second University Athletic Association Championship and NCAA Tournament berth in program history.

Wimalasena, a chemical engineering major with a 3.73 grade point average, was recently named a Capital One Academic All-American® and an NSCAA All-American, becoming the first player in team history to earn both national awards. The team captain started all 20 matches and helped lead the Spartans to eight shutouts and a 0.98 goals against average. For his career, Wimalasena started a school-record 76 matches and was selected to the All-UAA Team in each of his four seasons.

Bell, the reigning two-time UAA Most Valuable Player and an NSCAA second-team All-American, recently became the first two-time All-American in program history. Carrying a 3.40 GPA as an accounting major, he finished the 2011 season with UAA-bests and program records of 20 goals and 50 points en route to setting the school's all-time records for career goals (43) and career points (101). Nationally, Bell ranked seventh in the nation in points per game (2.50), sixth in total points (50), seventh in total goals (20), tied for eighth in goals per game (1.00) and tied for 19th in total assists (10).

Alsup, a chemical engineering major with a 3.46 GPA, played in 19 matches and accumulated six points on two goals and two helpers. He also played a key role in the Spartans' eight shutouts to earn first-team All-UAA and third-team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region honors.

Lake Erie Announces 2012 Football Schedule

Battle of Lake Erie at Gannon, Five Home Dates Highlight Storm’s Slate


PAINESVILLE, OHIO – For the fifth consecutive year, the Lake Erie College football season will open on a Thursday night with a nonconference game against Gannon University.  The “Battle of Lake Erie” rivalry game, along with five home contests, highlights the 2012 Storm football schedule announced Tuesday (Dec. 20).


The Storm will travel to Erie, Pa. for the season opener against the Gannon Golden Knights on Thursday, Aug. 30.  The two teams have opened each of the previous four seasons, including last year’s inaugural battle for the Captain’s Wheel trophy. That game was won by the Storm 13-10 in Painesville.  Gannon had won the previous three meetings by a combined nine points.


This marks the third time the teams will play in Erie.


“We’re very excited to be able to keep this tradition going. It’s a fun atmosphere on that Thursday night and a game both teams really get up for,” said head coach Mark McNellie.  “It’s a great first game and rivalry and something we’re glad is in place for at least the next two years.  The addition of the Captain’s Wheel last year, I thought, really enhanced the game and now we will have the opportunity to defend it.”

Lake Erie’s third season in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) begins the following week at home against Ferris State University on Sept. 8.  Then on Sept. 15 the Storm heads to Detroit for the second straight year to play at NCAA Division II national runner-up Wayne State University.  The schedule continues to rotate home-and-away games the next two weeks with the Storm hosting Saginaw Valley State University on Sept. 22 and then playing at Ashland University to close out the month of Sept. 29.


“Each and every week in this conference is a challenge, it’s a real meat-grinder,” McNellie said. “But this is about as difficult an opening stretch as you can have.  All four teams were nationally ranked at one point during this past season, and Wayne State just made a run to the national championship game.  All four teams return a lot of talented players  and we will certainly have our work cut out for us as we try to get off to a good start in league play.”


October brings new challengers to the slate as Lake Erie will face the conference’s three newest members in a four-week stretch starting Oct. 6 at GLIAC associate member Notre Dame College.  It will be the first meeting on the gridiron for the two young Northeast Ohio programs.  Lake Erie began football in 2007 and played its first varsity season in 2008.  Notre Dame meanwhile followed that same model starting in 2009.

The Storm returns home on Oct. 13 to host another GLIAC newcomer, Malone University, on Homecoming/Alumni Weekend.  Lake Erie welcomes the University of Findlay to Jack Britt Memorial Stadium the following week (Oct. 20) before closing out the month at the other league newcomer, Walsh University on Oct. 27.  That game will be played in Canton at Fawcett Stadium and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.


“The GLIAC's expansion to include Notre Dame, Walsh and Malone creates instant geographical rivalries and continues to help grow Division II football within the state of Ohio,” said McNellie. “We are looking forward to these new matchups and games that will create a lot of buzz locally and throughout the state.”


The final two games are against familiar foes.  The Storm will host Ohio Dominican University in the home finale on Senior Day Nov. 3 and then close out the season at Tiffin University Nov. 10.

Game times for each contest, along with additional special events and themes for home games, will be announced at a later time.

Bell Earns Another Piece of All-American Hardware

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Case Western Reserve University men's soccer senior forward Vinny Bell (Parma Heights, Ohio/Valley Forge) continues to accumulate national honors following a stellar career in a Spartan uniform. Today, the school's all-time leading scorer was named to the D3Soccer.com Men's All-America First Team.

In the past week, Bell has been tabbed a second-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, a first-team NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region performer and an NSCAA Men's Collegiate Scholar All-American.

The two-time reigning University Athletic Association Most Valuable Player finished the 2011 campaign with league-bests and program records of 20 goals and 50 points en route to setting CWRU records for career goals (43) and career points (101). Nationally, Bell ranked seventh in NCAA Division III in points per game (2.50), sixth in total points (50), seventh in total goals (20), tied for eighth in goals per game (1.00) and tied for 19th in total assists (10).

Fueled by Bell and one of the most potent offenses in program history, the Spartans posted a 15-5 overall record with the second University Athletic Association Championship and NCAA Tournament berth in program history. As a team, Case set school records for goals (52) and assists (50) while advancing to the NCAA Championship Tournament Second Round.