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Mount's Kehres top football coach 

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He is one of only 11 coaches in the history of college football to win over 300 games.

His 15 regional coach of the year awards places him four ahead of Penn State's Joe Paterno (11).  This is also is record tying fifth-straight award matching Mel Tjeerdsma (Northwest Missouri State) and Bob Devaney(Nebraska). 

It is also the record 16th honor for Mount Union (Ken Wable won the award in 1985) which places the school ahead of the 15 by Nebraska (Bob Devaney-7, Tom Osborne-7, Frank Solich-1).

Kehres shares the Region 4 honor with Franklin (Ind.) College coach Mike Leonard.

Clayton Kendrick-Holmes (SUNY-Maritime), Jim Clements (Delaware Valley, Pa.), Pete Fredenburg (Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas) and Glenn Caruso (St. Thomas, Minn.) were the other regional winners.

The winners are selected by active members of the AFCA who vote for coaches in their respective regions and divisions.  Five winners in each division of football (FBS, FCS, NCAA Division II and III along with the NAIA) will be honored and a National Coach of the Year in each division will be named at the AFCA Convention this coming January.

Yeomen Fall at Kenyon
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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12/8/2010 10:26:58 PM
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Gambier, Ohio 
– Kenyon College had five players in double figures en route to earning an 81-65 win over the Oberlin College men’s basketball team on Wednesday night.

Josh Merritt and Charlie Crawford-Silva led the Yeomen with 12 points apiece, while rookie Geoff Simpson added 10 points in the loss. The 12 points for Crawford-Silva mark a career-high. First-year Trey Levy also contributed a collegiate-best nine points. 

“I felt like we did some things well, but every time we had a run going they were able to stop it and come back with a nice sequence of their own to prevent us from getting over the hump,” Head Coach Isaiah Cavaco said.

The Yeomen held a slight a 13-12 advantage with 12:41 remaining in the opening half, but Kenyon eventually gained control due to its hot shooting and went on to lead 42-30 at the break. The Lords went 17-of-25 from the floor for a 68 percent success rate in the opening 20 minutes of play. 

Oberlin (1-7, 0-3 NCAC) had a nice start to the second half, getting within five at 50-45 at the 11:05 mark. Unfortunately, Kenyon (5-4, 1-1 NCAC) would quickly extend the lead back out to 10 and would lead by double-digits the rest of the way. 

The Yeomen did have a season-low eight turnovers, while the Lords coughed it up 15 times. However, OC was out-rebounded 38-21.

Oberlin shot 22-of-53 from the field for a 41.5 percent clip, but went just 3-of-11 (27.3 %) from 3-point land. Over the last three games the Yeomen have combined to go just 10-of-52 (19.2%) from beyond the arc. 

Kenyon cooled off a bit in the second session going 9-of-20, but still finished the game at 57.8 percent (26-of-45). 

The Yeomen will play on Friday night at Alma before going 17 days without a game due to finals and the holidays. They will then return to action to take on Division I Bryant University on December 28. 


Hiram College Women’s Basketball Has Win Streaked Snapped by Grove City (Pa.) College

December 8, 2010

HIRAM, OHIO  –  The Hiram College women’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the season with a 74-63 defeat against Grove City (Pa.) College tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 8) in a non-conference game at Price Gymnasium.  [Game Stats]

With the loss, the Terriers are now 4-1 overall and the Wolverines improve to 3-4 overall for the season.

The game remained close in the first half with four lead changes and six ties.  Grove City recorded its largest lead of the period of five points, 15-10, at the 8:11 minute mark as part of a 6-0 scoring run. 

Hiram answered with an ensuing 17-6 run of its own to regain the lead on its way to recording its largest lead of the first half of six points, 27-21, on a three-point play by junior guard Kelsey Durichko (Brunswick) with 1:47 left before halftime.  The Terriers never trailed the remainder of the half, but Grove City battled back to even the score at 30-30 at the intermission.

Both teams continued the seesaw battle in the second half as the teams traded leads nine times.  The Wolverines took the lead for good late in the half with a 7-1 run that resulted in a 60-54 edge with 4:02 left to play.  Hiram pulled to within three points, 62-59, on a layup by senior guard Jess Cowan (Hiram/Crestwood) at the 2:30 mark, but that would be as close as the Terriers would get as solid free-throw shooting by Grove City down the stretch preserved the victory for the Wolverines with the final of 74-63.

Grove City shot 43.6 percent (24-of-55) from the floor for the game as Hiram connected on 34.8 percent (23-of-66) of its shots.  The Wolverines also out-rebounded the Terriers, 50-29.

Grove City was led in scoring by Leah Gibson with a game-high 28 points on eight-of-12 shooting (66.7 percent), including an impressive five-of-eight (62.5 percent) from three-point range.  She also grabbed seven rebounds.  Christine Slater was the only other Wolverine in double-figures with 22 points in addition to grabbing a game-high 11 boards. 

Hiram was led in scoring by junior guard Tiffany Shields (Bedford Heights/Bedford) who equaled her career-high with 22 points on eight-of-17 shooting (47.1 percent).  Cowan was second in scoring with 14 points and sophomore forward Amy Geisman (Middleburg Heights/Midpark) rounded out the high scorers with 11 points.  Cowan also pulled down a team-best seven rebounds.

Hiram will travel to Granville for a North Coast Athletic Conference game against Denison University on Saturday, Dec. 11.  The game will be part of a basketball doubleheader with the Terrier men.  The women will tip-off against the Big Red at 1 p.m., followed by the men at 3 p.m.