A Page -- Dec. 3, 2011 -- AM Edition

Broadview's Wirkus, Medina's Miller, Mentor's Schultz, Highland Heights' Petraiuolo among eight Flyers named Academic All Pioneer League

For the eighth straight year, the University of Dayton Flyers had the most Student/Athletes on the Pioneer Football League All-Academic teams. Dayton tied Butler and San Diego with eight players named Academic All-PFL. USD and UD matched Campbell and Davidson with four first-team selections.

This was the 17th time year out of the league’s 19 year-history Dayton has led the PFL with the most First and Second Team members.

The Flyers have two defensive and two offensive players as first-teamers.
Senior defensive end Devon Langhorst (Sidney, OH), and senior defensive back Steve Wirkus (Broadview Heights, OH) are both academic achievers. Langhorst, a co-captain of the 2011 Flyers, was named First Team All PFL for a second year in a row. Steve Wirkus was named to the 2011 University Division Capital One Academic All-District V First Team, but is a new member to the Academic All-PFL team.
For offensive Dan Prindle (Fairborn, OH), it is his third year as an Academic All-PFL member. In 2009 and 2010 he was on the second-team. Senior wide receiver Tyler Schutz (Mentor, OH), was a 2009 second-teamer, and also an ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV Second Team selection in the same year.
Wirkus (L), Schultz (R)
All of the 2011 first- team Flyer members are seniors. Wirkus is an Accounting major, and Schutz is a Finance major with a minor in Marketing. Prindle is a mechanical engineering major, and Langhorst an intervention specialist major.
On the second team, sophomore wide receiver, Branden Johnson (Lexington, KY), became a new Academic All-PFL member. In 2010 Johnson was a PFL Academic Honor Roll member. Senior offensive lineman, Bill Petraiuolo (Highland Heights, OH), is also a new member. Petraiuolo is a three-time member of the PFL Academic Honor Roll.
Joining Johnson and Petraiuolo on the second team are seniors Bryan Bailin (Naperville, IL) and Nate Miller (Medina, OH). This is Miller’s second year in a row as an Academic All-PFL member, and Bailin is a three-time member of the PFL Academic Honor Roll.
Petraiuolo (L), Miller (R)
Bailin is a Finance major, and Miller is a marketing major. Johnson is majoring in Early Childhood Education and Petraiuolo in Pre-Med.
The Academic All PFL team was created in 1993 to recognize Student/Athletes who excel on the field and in the classroom. The Student/Athlete must be a starter or important reserve, reached sophomore standing academically and have at least a 3.00 cumulative grade point average.
Spartan Women Break School Relay Record, Improve a Spot at Wooster Invite

WOOSTER, Ohio -- The Case Western Reserve University women's swimming & diving team improved one spot to fourth place on day two of three at the 2011 College of Wooster Invitational and the Spartan 200-yard medley relay team set a school record.

Relay team Clockwise from top left -- Campbell, Cain, Tillie, Dillione

Friday marked the second day in a row that a school record fell on the women's side, as senior Stephanie Campbell<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wswimdive/2011-12/bios/campbell%20stephanie%20laaz> (Highland Heights, Ohio/Mayfield) broke the 200 individual medley mark during the finals last night.

The Spartans have scored 670 points through two days of competition, ranking behind a pair of Division II Pennsylvania schools in Edinboro University (1,1178) and Gannon University (961) and host Wooster (783). The third and final day of the invitational begins with 10:00 a.m. prelims tomorrow morning. Finals are slated for 5:00 p.m.

The Spartans opened the night with a bang as the 200 medley relay quartet of Campbell, freshman Brianna Cain<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wswimdive/2011-12/bios/cain%20brianna%20tsal> (Perry, Ohio/Perry) and sophomores Maggie Dillione<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wswimdive/2011-12/bios/dillione%20maggie%20qudn> (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) and Sara Tillie<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wswimdive/2011-12/bios/tillie%20sara%20e5v6> (Fallston, Md./Fallston) placed third with a time of 1:49.26.

Individually, Tillie finished third in the 400 IM with a mark of 4:40.64. Dillione was fifth in the 100 butterfly in 58.85, while Campbell took fifth in the 100 backstroke in 59.62

Dillione, Tillie and Campbell also teamed up with senior Lucy Bollinger<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wswimdive/2011-12/bios/bollinger%20lucy%2046m7> (Boulder, Colo./Fairview) for a third-place finish in the 800 free relay (7:55.67).
Mike Abood

Abood's goal at 14:55 of the third gives undefeated Ignatius win in outdoor hockey tourney's first round

With five seconds to go in the third period, Mike Abood sneaked the puck into the net to enable St. Ignatius to take a 5-4 win over Bethel Park in Friday’s first round of the Cleveland Indians/Gilmour Academy Snow Days Hockey Tournament in the Progressive Field.


Bethel had just tied it and the game was headed directly toward a shootout, but Abood came through as the Wildcats remain undefeated at 6-0.

Liam Geither got the scoring started early in the first period for the Wildcats.

Also in first-round action, Gilmour beat New Trier, 4-0.

Yellow Jacket swimmers warm up in second day of Calvin Invite

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men and women's swimming and diving teams competed on day two (Friday, December 2) of the Calvin CollegeWinter Invitational at the Venema Aquatic Center in Grad Ripids, Michigan.

Eyster (L), Miller (R)

The women's quartet of junior Kelsey Richards (Wadsworth), sophomore Kayla Miller (Van Wert), freshmen Kayla Eyster (Canton, Mich./ Plymouth-Canton), and Carli Dugan (Mentor) placed 15th overall in a time of 1:44.99 in the 200-yard free relay. 

In the 200-yard Butterfly sophomore Caitlin Wilson (Wycombe, Pa. (Council Rock North) placed 15th overall in a time of 2:30.29.  

In addition, for the 100-yard Breaststroke Angela Musille (Canton/ GlenOak) placed 11th overall in a time of 1:07.92.

 Finally for the women, Emma Gerdes (Avon) placed 15th in a time of 1:02.42 in the 100-yard Backstroke sophomore.

For the men, senior Nic Null (Shelby/ Mansfield St. Peter’s) placed 16th overall in the 50-yard Freestyle finished in a time of 22.55. Null also placed 23rd overall in the 100-yard Breaststroke in a time of 1:04.21. 

Also competing in the 100-yard breaststroke freshman Bryan Gerber (Sagamore Hills /Nordonia) placed 22nd in a time of 1:04. 01.

In the 400-yard IM sophomore Patrick Donohoe (Columbus/Bishop Watterson) finished in a time of 4:21.35 placing 17th overall. Finally, for B-W in the 100-yard Backstroke sophomore Ryan Stover (Napolean) finished in a time of 59.61 placing 23rd overall.

Avon loses bid to win school’s first state championship in football; botches early chance to go up by two TD’s

MASSILLON – Avon High lost its bid Friday night to win the school’s fist state championship with a 42-28 loss to Trotwood Madison in the Division II title game here in Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.

It didn’t quite start out as the shellacking it turned out to be.

Avon took a 6-0 lead before its offense even saw ball when Ralph Smith returned an interception 70 yards to pay dirt with 8:45 to go in the first quarter. The Brad Young extra point made it 7-0.

The Eagles had a golden opportunity to take a 14-0 lead before the first quarter was even half complete but botched the opportunity the same way a student overtstudying for an exam might.

Matt Holkenborg recovered a fumble at the Trotwood Madison 30. Justin O’Rourke threw18 yards to Jake Mullins to get into the Red Zone, but then the Eagles coughed up the ball at the five-yard line.

Madison marched down the field and scored on a one-yard run by Isreal Green, who set up his own score with a 54-yard run.

After Avon botched a field-goal attempt on a mishandling, Green did it again, racing down the sidelines for another score, this one 74 yards. Green came into the game needing just a little more than 200 yards to reach 2,000 rushing for the season.

With over 150 in the first quarter alone, Green gave the Rams a 12-7 lead with still more than two minutes to play in the first quarter.

Madison took advantage of a short field to take an 18-7 lead on Green’s third TD. This time the Rams converted after the score to make it 20-7 early in the second quarter.

With under a minute to go in the half, the Rams made it 28-7 on another Green score and a deuce on the conversion.

Green had over 200 yards on the ground in the first half and was well on his way to two grand for the season with 24 minutes still left to play.

The Eagles got one TD back before the end of the half. After a hook-and-ladder, O’Rourke threw to Mullins for a TD as the final seconds ticked away in the half.

After Trotwood scored in the third quarter O’Rourke threw to Matt Eckhardt to make it a two-TD game again late in the third quarter.

Avon got the ball back on the onside kick and then O’Rourke threw another TD pass off the play-action to make it 35-28. Green then scored again to make it 42-28.

No. 10 Spartan Men Maintain Lead at Wooster Invite

WOOSTER, Ohio -- The No. 10 nationally-ranked Case Western Reserve University men's swimming & diving team maintained its lead on day two of the 2011 College of Wooster Invitational. The Spartans will look to clinch a second-straight Wooster Invite Title on the third and final day tomorrow.

The Spartans' 951 points are ahead 54.5 ahead of second-place Ohio Northern University (896.5). A pair of Division II Pennsylvania schools, Edinboro University (731.5) and Gannon University (725), are third and fourth, respectively.

Day three of the invitational begins with 10:00 a.m. prelims tomorrow morning. Finals are slated for 5:00 p.m.

Sophomore Nick Clyde<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mswimdive/2011-12/bios/clyde%20nick%20ofnf> (Ann Arbor, Mich./Ann Arbor) turned in Case's top performance of the event with a second-place showing in the 400-yard individual medley (4:15.68). Classmate Scott McHenry<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mswimdive/2011-12/bios/mchenry%20scott%20nd0j> (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury) was fourth with a time of 4:17.56.

Senior Sam Geiger<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mswimdive/2011-12/bios/geiger%20sam%204oua> (Westlake, Ohio/St. Edward) was fifth in the 200 free in 1:45.23, while Nickley was fifth in the 100 breaststroke in 59.77.

In relay events, the 800 free quartet of freshman Eric Haufler<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mswimdive/2011-12/bios/haufler%20eric%20r0ib> (Westminster, Md./Francis Scott Key), McHenry, freshman Elliott Kerbel<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/mswimdive/2011-12/bios/kerbel%2
0elliott%20tj7t> (Skokie, Ill./Niles West) and Geiger were third with a mark of 7:00.37.

Yeoswimmers Complete Day Two of Wooster 


Wooster, Ohio - Jebran Haddad’s record-setting swim in the 100-yard breaststroke highlighted day two of the Wooster Invitational for the Oberlin College swimming and diving teams.

Jebran Haddad

Haddad’s prelim time of 59.17 put him atop of the OC record book. In the night finals he was two tenths of a second off his record pace, clocking in at 59.37 to finish fourth overall.

Teammate Bud Stracker as had a strong first run in the event with a time of 1:00.16 and in the A-Final he placed eighth with a mark of 1:01.07.

In the 100-yard butterfly, sophomore Luke Harrison turned in a strong performance, clocking in at 54.35 to finish 18th overall.

Rookie Chris Ayoub shaved off three seconds from his prelim time to earn at 14th-place finish in the 400-yard IM.

Highlighting the Yeowomen effort was Kate Melanson as her time of 1:01.08 in the 100-yard butterfly was good for 13th overall.

Anna Saltzman also touched in at 2:02.36 in the 200-yard free to place 18th overall.

Through 24 events, the Yeowomen have totaled 206 points and rest in eighth place. The Yeomen are ninth with 322.5 points.

The three-day event will come to end tomorrow evening.