A Page -- Dec. 7, 2010

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West G. Alum Chad Murawski (7)

West G. alum Chad Murawski earns 

first team all-league honor

December 7, 2010 

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


West Geauga High alumnus Chad Murawski was named All North Coast Athletic Conference first team as a member of Ohio Wesleyan’s football team.

The senior linebacker led the Battling Bishops in two key defensive categories, topping the take-down list with 95 tackles and the take-away list with four interceptions.

His average of 9.5 tackles per game ranked fourth in the NCAC, and his average of 0.4 interceptions per game tied for second in the league. Murawski also contributed 2½ sacks and 7½ tackles for loss this season. He was an honorable mention All-NCAC choice in 2009.

Murawski was third on the team in tackles for losses with 7.5 and was second in tackles for loss yardage with 40. He ranked among the top five in sacks with 2.5.

[ Dave Mogilnicki ]
Midpark alum Dave Mogilnicki

Mentor’s Brandon Urankar and Midpark alumnus Dave Mogiilnickii split time in the punting role for the Bishops.  Both are freshmen.

Mogilnicki punted 20 times for a 27.5-yard average. Urankar unleashed 17 points for a 30.9-yard average.

[ Brandon Urankar ]
Mentor High alum Brandon Urankar

Urankar’s longest was 51 yards and Mogiilnicki’s longest was 50 yards.

Mogilnicki also lead the team in scoring with 36 points and was second in all=purpose yards with 520 yards.

He tied for third in receiving with 38 catches for 358 yards. All six of his touchdowns came on pass receptions with a long of 80 yards.

[ Tom Schindler ]
Mentor alum Tom Schindler

Mentor’s Tom Schiindler ranked seventh on OWU both tackles with 36 and tackles for loss with 4.5.

[ Zach Buehner ]
Parma Heights native and Gilmour grad Zach Buehner

Zach Buehner, a Gilmour Academy grad, decided to play college football instead of college hockey so that he could study at OWU and was tied for the team lead in fumblres recovered.
[ John Warrell ]
Lakwood product Jon Warrell

Lakewood’s Jon Warrell was right behind Schindler with 25 tackles and was second on the team in tackles for losses with 10.5. Warrell led the team in tackles for lost yardage with 42 yards.

[ George Newcomb ]
Former Chardon High standout George Newcomb

Chardon grad Geirge Newscomb was also among those tied for the team lead in fumble recoveries.

St. Ed alum Mike Hartnett named 

OAC Men's Basketball Player of the 


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


North Royalton native and St. Edward alumnus Mike Hartnett has been named the OAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Michael Hartnett 2011

John Carroll junior guard Michael Hartnett (North Royalton) set a school record with nine three-point field-goals made, while scoring a career-high 27 points to lead the Blue Streaks to a win over Capital.

Hartnett also broke the OAC record by making 81.9% (nine-of- 11) of his three-point attempts. The previous mark was set during the 2002-03. He also added five rebounds and one steal.

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Coach Peterson

Cleveland State basketball team 

moves up six spots in national 

rankings to 17th

December 7, 2010

By Greg Murphy

CLEVELAND - The Cleveland State women's basketball team moved up six spots to 17th in this week's CollegeInsider.com Mid Major Top 25 poll that was released on Tuesday (Dec. 7) afternoon.

The Vikings received 258 points in the poll.

CSU has raced out to a 6-1 start this season, marking the second best start through seven games in school history. Playing just one game last week, the Vikings knocked off Western Michigan at home, 66-55, on Friday (Dec. 3).

Horizon League member Green Bay received 30 of the 31 first place votes to top the poll and is the only other team from the Horizon League in the top-25.

Bowling Green received the other first place vote and is second, followed by Florida Gulf Coast, Princeton and Gonzaga to round out the top five.

The women's Mid-Major Top 25 is comprised of teams from the America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Great West, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit, Sun Belt and West Coast Conference.

The next poll will be released on Dec. 14.

The Vikings are back in action on Saturday (Dec. 11) when the Vikings travel to Akron for a 2:00 p.m. contest.

Amherst's Kish makes All Ohio team

December 7, 2010

By Jeff Miller

BEREA --  Baldwin-Wallace College senior defensive tackle Keith Darbut (Miami, Fla./ Palmetto Senior) and senior middle linebacker Ryan Kish (Amherst/ Marion Steele) have been selected to the Ohio College Football.com Division III All-Ohio team.   Darbut was named to the first-team and Kish was tabbed to the second-team.

Darbut, who was named as the Ohio Athletic Conference’s Paul J. Hoernemann Most Valuable Defensive Lineman and as a first-team All-OAC selection, was a four-year varsity contributor who had his best season as a collegian this fall. He had a career-high 43 tackles, including a team-leading 15 tackles for losses of 97 yards and 10.5 quarterback sacks for minus 85 yards. His 10.5 QB Sacks was second in the OAC. He also forced two fumbles and recovered two others.  The highlight of his season came on the first offensive play from scrimmage when he caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Ryan O’Rourke (Avon).  Darbut ends his career with 82 tackles, including 26.5 tackles for losses of 147 yards and 21 QB sacks for minus 131 yards.


Kish, who was a two-time All-OAC linebacker, including garnering first-team honors this fall, ends his career ninth on the all-time tackle list with 270 career stops.  He was second on the team this season with 80 tackles, including 14 tackles for losses of 48 yards and 4.5 quarterback sacks. Kish also led the team with 35 solo tackles, forced two fumbles, recovered two others, intercepted one pass and had four other breakups. The highlight of his season came in a win at Heidelberg University where he stripped the Student Prince QB for a sack and forced fumble, scooped up the loose ball and ran 23 yards for a touchdown.  A year ago, Kish led the Yellow Jackets with 90 tackles. He was a four-year starter at outside (freshman and sophomore) and then middle linebacker (junior and senior).




Cleveland-laden, nationally ranked 

Mount Union basketball team to host 

a Cleveland college when it plays 

John Carroll tomorrow

December 7, 2010 

By Lenny Reich

ALLIANCE -- Mount Union's women's basketball team will return to the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. when it hosts John Carroll in Ohio Athletic Conference action.

Green alumna Amanda Rose

Twelve of the 14 players on the Mount roster either played/studied at  a high school or grew up in a town or both within a 60-mile radius of Cleveland.

The Purple Raiders (5-0, 1-0) are currently ranked seventh on the D3Hoops.com poll and ninth on the ESPN/USA Today poll.


In the Raiders' last game, Amanda Rose (Uniontown/Green) scored 17 points, leading a five scorers in double-figures, as Mount Union rallied from a nine-point halftime deficit to defeat Otterbein, 68-64.

Westlake product Rosa LaMattina

Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) is leading Mount Union with 14.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. She has shot 52.6 percent (10 of 19) from three-point land.

North Olmsted High alumna Kori Wiedt

Kori Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) is averaging 12.2 points while Brittany Kilgore 

is averaging 10.4 points and 5.4 rebounds.

Former Nordina Knight Brittany Kilgore

As a team, the Raiders have forced 22.2 turnovers per game and have given up 14.6 per game.

Stow High alum/current Blue Streak Lee Jennings

The Blue Streaks (4-2, 0-1) are led by three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree Lee Jennings (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls), who is averaging 23.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists and 1.0 block per game.

Emilee Ritches, another Stow grad/Blue Streak

Emilee Ritches (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) has scored 17.3 points per game and Missy Spahar (Willowick/Lake Catholic) is averaging 12.5 points and 8.2 rebounds.

Lake Catholic alum Missy Spahar

MAC Basketball Today

Birthday girl, Hoover alumna

Steph Gibson, hits key three-

pointer against St. Frank;

Gibson's Golden Flashes of  

Kent look to get back on 

winning track against WK

December 7, 2010 

By Erin Dugan

 Kent State at Western Kentucky, 8 pm
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The Kent State women's basketball team (6-1) will look to get back to its winning ways Tuesday, Dec. 7 when the Golden Flashes take on Western Kentucky at 7 p.m. Central/8 p.m. Eastern. Kent State suffered its first loss of the season Saturday afternoon with its 101-92 overtime setback at Saint Francis (Pa.).

The Golden Flashes were unable to hold on to a 12-point halftime lead as the Red Flash outscored Kent State 34-16 over the last 7:50 of the game, including overtime. Kent State was paced by 19-point efforts by seniors Jamilah Humes and Taisja Jones. Unfortunately for senior

Stephanie Gibson Kent State was unable to extend their winning streak Dec. 4. Gibson, who turned 22 years old on Saturday, lifted Kent State into the extra session with a buzzer-beating three-pointer on the right side to tie the game at 83-83. 


Gibson's buzzer beater at the end of regulation was her second of the game, as her long three-pointer as the first half clock expired gave Kent State a 49-37 lead at the intermission. Gibson finished with 17 points, one off her career best.

The Toppers halted a five-game losing streak Dec. 1 with its 78-61 win over Troy in the Sun Belt Conference opener for both teams. Four players scored in double figures for Western Kentucky, led by a 26-point effort Arnika Brown. Brown added a game-best 16 rebounds.


Mount Union to host Bethel in NCAA 

national gridiron semifinals

No. 2 Mount Union hosts No. 14 Bethel (Minn.) in the semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Division III Football Championship Saturday at noon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio.

The Purple Raiders are 13-0 after a 37-7 win against Alfred in the quarterfinals. 

Mount Union won its 19th straight and 22nd Ohio Athletic Conference title to claim the OAC's automatic bid. Mount Union is making its 22nd NCAA playoff appearance with a record of 68-11 (.855) in the playoffs with 10 national championships (1993, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008).

Mount Union is in the semifinals for the 16th straight year and has played in the Stagg Bowl national championship game 13 times.

Bethel (12-1) earned an at-large bid after finishing second in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC). 

The Royals are making their sixth playoff appearance with a 6-5 record in NCAA ganes and have won three-straight playoff road games this year.




December 7, 2010

By Nick Minerd

PICKERINGTON, OH – Six members of the Case Western Reserve University football team have been selected to the OhioCollegeFootball.com Division III All-Ohio Team, announced on Tuesday, December 7.

Headlining the Spartan selections were first-team nods for junior center Michael Allen (McMurry, PA/Peters Township) and junior defensive tackle Dale English (Middleburg Heights, OH/Holy Name).


In addition to Allen and English, the Spartans had four second-team selections in senior wide receiver Zach Homyk (Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius Prep), senior offensive tackle Marcus Kluczynski (Erie, PA/McDowell), junior linebacker Jacob Adams (Cincinnati, OH/Princeton) and senior placekicker Sam Coffey (Middletown, OH/Lakota East).


Oberlin Women's Basketball Alumnae Game Set for January 16
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Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College women’s basketball coaching staff has announced it will host its inaugural alumnae game on Sunday, January 16 at 10 a.m. 

All former Yeowomen hoopsters are invited out to participate in the day’s festivities. Everyone is also encouraged to arrive a day early to watch the current Yeowomen battle Allegheny College on Saturday at 3 p.m. 

Those attending the event will receive a special commemorative t-shirt. Following the game, lunch will be provided and old friends and teammates will have a chance to catch up. 

Please RSVP to the event no later than Thursday, January 13. You can do so by contacting Head Coach Kerry Jenkins at 440-775-8546 or via email atkjenkins@oberlin.edu.

Caroline Hamp, Ben Sleva, Kaya Wearsch, Brennan Kilbane are double winners as Elyria Catholic and Fairview split in the pool

December 7, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Fairview and Elyria Catholic split in high school swimming tonight, the Warrior boys winning, 102-81,and the Panther girls taking Fairview, 142-43.

Winning individual events for EC were Sarah Peters, Ben Sleva, Caroline Hamp, Mackenzie Tweardy, Brooke Barlebaugh, Ian Poper, Shelby Snow, Kaya Wearsch, Kelly O'Dell, and Dan Newman.

Hamp, Sleva and Wearsch were double winners in individual events/

Nate Seelbach, Connor Gibbons, Iven Chaqueco and Brennan Kilbane were individual-event winners for the Warriors. Kilbane was a double winner.


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