A Page -- Feb. 10, 2011

University School, Gilmour, Shaker 

picked as top three seeds for high school 

hockey sectionals that begin next week

Feb. 10, 2011

12:00 A.M.

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


KENT – In the seeding draw here in the Kent State University Ice Arena here tonight (Feb. 9), University School, Gilmour and Shaker Heights earned the top three seeds for the Northeast District state high school hockey tournament to begin next Monday.

The Match-ups are set for the Kent District of this year’s Ohio High School Athletic Association Sectional and District Hockey Tournament.

Rounding out the top eight seeds voted on by coaches in the district after the defending district champion Preppers, Lancers and Red Raiders are: 4 –Lake Catholic, 5 – Hudson, 6 – Walsh Jesuit, 7- Solon, 8-Roosevelt.

The Kent district is the largest of the four districts with 24 high school teams that will do battle in the single elimination tournament over the next three weeks.  Play begins with Chagrin Falls vs. Cleveland Heights at 6:00pm on February 14 in the Arena. The tournament will conclude with the District championship game on at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4, with the winner of that game going to Columbus for the state high school Frozen Four the following weekend in Nationwide Arena.

Since the Brooklyn district was split in 2003 and almost all of the teams east of the river began playing here, US has dominated the district, claiming the honors as the state representative in six of its eight years of existence.

The bald guy is US Assistant Coach Dave Faciana

The Preppers have also won 12 consecutive sectional championships. Shaker and Gilmour have been the only other clubs to make it out of the Kent District, the latter doing so with a district title game win over Mentor in 2008, and the former with a win over Gilmour in 2005.

Among the 24 teams in this district, seven of the 33 state championship trophies that have been presented since the OHSSA began sponsoring it in 1978 have gone to schools that will have teams participating in this tourney.

Shaker has won three, Cleveland Heights one, US two, and Roosevelt one. Among the coaches in this year’s tourney, six state title trophies have been won by teams they have coached – Gilmour’s John Malloy (1

Gilmour Lancers -- winners of four tournaments this year

Among the schools here in this tourney, 28 appearances have been made in the state’s Frozen Four since 1978 in Bowling Green, Brooklyn and Columbus. In 1980, both Shaker and Cleveland Heights made it to states, in ’81 both Roosevelt and Shaker, and in ’99 both Shaker and US (when both districts were in Brooklyn, East and West side teams were mixed in the districts, making it possible for two East Side or two West Side to go to states in the same year.

Coach Bartley

Coaches with the most Frozen Four appearances are Bartley (10, all with Shaker), Beard (9, all with US and all in the last 12 years) Malloy (6, all but one with Heights).

Shaker, US and Gilmour all have byes in the first round. The Preppers play Monday’s Chagrin-Heights winner a week from Friday, the Raiders Tuesday’s Canfield-Aurora winner a week from Saturday and the Lancers Wednesday’s Twinsburg-Hoover winner also a week from Saturday.

Walsh also has a bye and will play Tuesday’s CVCA-Roosevelt winner also as a part of that triple-header a week form Saturday.

Westlake's Ann Ryan perfect at the line 

in leading Allegheny to win over Hiram

Feb. 10, 2011

12:00 A.M.

Westlake High alumna Ann Ryan made all eight of her free-throw attempts and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Allegheny to a 67-55 North Coast Athletic Conference win over Hiram tonight (Feb. 9).


Ryan (24)

Lakewood High alumna Chelsea Kovach and Bedford’s Tiffany Shields shared game-high scoring honors for Hiram, each with 11 points.


Brunswick's Kelsey Durichko had a team-high eight rebounds and team-high three assists for the Terriers.

Ryan and her teammates did not miss one free throw the entire second hal.

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Lydia Corle leads quintet of double-

figure scorers in Green rout of Barberton

 Lydia Corle led a quintet of double figure scorers with 18 points as Green’s basketball team rolled to an 83-51 rout of Barberton.

Also in that five-woman club of double-figure scorers were Morgan Jackson with 17, Logan Pastor with 13, and Melissa Weinsz and Erika Rector with 10 points each.

The Bulldogs moved to 11-6 with the win.

Mount Union's men's soccer team earns national team 

academic award

February 10, 2011 

By Josh Reilly

ALLIANCE -- Mount Union's men's soccer team received a number of honors after its most successful season since 2003.

With a 3.20 team grade point average, the Purple Raiders were awarded with a National Soccer coaches Association of America Team Academic Award. Only squads with GPAs above 3.0 are awarded.

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Colleen Huberty has second big scoring night for 

Valley Forge in three days; Patriot junior has scored 

42 points to lead two VF wins over two schools from 

the same city

For the second time in three nights Colleen Huberty had a hot scoring night and for the second time in there nights the effort helped Valley Forge’s basketball team to a win.

Huberty followed up her 19-point effort against Trinity earlier this week with a little better one against the public school from the same city, Garfield Heights, by tossing in 23 points and charging a 58-46 Patriot win over the Bulldogs.

The 42 points in three nights is quite an accomplishment when considering that Huberty averaged just 3.7 points per game last year as a sophomore

Complementing Huberty was Hannah Long with 16 points and Christen Nohra with 13.

The Patriots improved to 7-11 with the win.

McCue (22) and McNally (14) double teaming'

in a game earlier this year

(Photo by JPM Photography)

Hannah McCue's 25 lead River rout of Vermilion; 

Katie McNally, Maeve Kessler each add 12

Hannah McCue’s 25 points led a 70-26 Rocky River romp against Vermilion.

The Pirates are now 15-2 overall and on the verge of winning a West Shore Conference championship.


Maeve Kessler and Katie McNally each scored a dozen points to complement the McCue effort.

 West G. cold from the field; sent south by South

On a cold shooting night, West Geauga’s basketball team was turned back by Willoughby, 47-38.

Brynne Walsh led the Wolverines with a game-high 15 points. West G. falls to 6-12.

McNally scores 14 but Notre Dame gets 

nipped by Cedarville

Feb. 10, 2011

SOUTH EUCLID -- Notre Dame’s women’s basketball team was nipped tonight by Cedarville, 57-55.


Rocky River High alumna Kealy McNally had a team-high 14 points for the Falcons. She was a perfect 8 of 8 from the line.

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Springfield falls to Southeast in hoops

Feb 10

Southeast defeated Springfield, 49-40, tonight, in high school basketball..

Junior McKenzie Hedrick led Springfield with nine points. Springfield falls to 3-13.

Ignatius moves into Baron Cup semi finals 

with Wednesday night's 9-1 rout of North 


Feb. 10, 2011

12:00 A.M.

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


No. 1 seed St. Ignatius rolled tonight in first-round action of Baron Cup I play with a 9-1 win over No. 8 seed North Olmsted.

The Wildcats moved into Saturday’s semifinal against Lake Catholic, which dropped Strongsville, 5-4, tonight.

Paddy Spellacy

Goals by Paddy Spellacy and Taylor Wolf in the first period but the Wildcats up, 2-1, in the first period.

It was all Cats after that as they just poured it on the final two periods.

Mike Abood

Wolf wound up with a hat trick. Spellacy and Mike Abood each had had two goals. Miles McQuinn and Kevin Joseph each scored one.

Lacy LeDuc's 22 points lead Avon Lake

to its second victory in four days and to 

opening up two-game winning streak

Feb. 10, 2011

12:00 A.M.

Lacy LeDuc scored 22 points tonight to lead Avon Lake’s basketball team to a 52-29 Southwestern Conference win over North Olmsted just a few hours ago.


It was the second victory in four days for the Shoregals, who are now 8-10. LeDuc has scored 56 points in the last two games and 67 in the last three..

Hiram College Men’s Basketball Beats Allegheny (Pa.) College in Blowout

February 10, 2011

MEADVILLE, PA.  –  The Hiram College men’s basketball team defeated Allegheny College in convincing fashion, 72-57, tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 9) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game in Meadville, Pa.  [Game Stats]

With the win, the Terriers improve to 11-11 overall and 5-8 in the NCAC.  The Gators fall to 5-17 overall and 2-12 NCAC.

Chanel High alum Nick Russo

Hiram took control early beginning the game with a 11-0 scoring run that included a pair of three-pointers by freshman guard Aaron Stefanov (Stow/Stow-Munore Falls).  The Terriers continued their dominating play and led by as many as 25 points at the 5:21 mark thanks to a jumper by junior guard Andrew Wiegand (Amherst/Firelands) making the score 45-20.  Hiram would go on to take a 52-29 edge at the break

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John Carroll Men Defeat Baldwin-Wallace, 78-62

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, OHIO – The trio of senior forward Maurice Haynes and junior guards Joey Meyer and Corey Shontz combined to score 56 points at the John Carroll University men’s basketball team defeated Baldwin-Wallace College, 78-62, today (Wednesday, February 9, 2011) in an Ohio Athletic Conference game in the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center in University Heights.

Michael Hartnett 2011

Ignatius alum Mike Hartnet shot 80 percent 

from the field against the Jackets

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Green alumna Amanda Rose does another double-double to lead 20th-ranked Mount Union into sole possession of first place

February 9, 2011 

By Lenny Reich

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Amanda Rose (Uniontown/Green) compiled her second straight double-double, leading Mount Union's nationally ranked women's basketball team to a 70-47 win over Marietta at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.


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Raiders, Student Princes to settle it on the mats in a "re-sked"

February 10, 2011 

No. 8 in the nation Mount Union travels to defending Ohio Athletic Conference champ Heidelberg in a key conference dual tonight in Tiffin.

The six-time defending champion Student Princes were upset Tuesday by B-W. 

Berg's Nationally ranked Jerry Knapp, Jr. from Olmsted Falls

The match was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 1.


Greta Burry scores 12, Sarah Giachetti 11 

in St. Joe rout of Maple Heights

Greta Burry scored 12 points and Sarah Giachetti 11 to lead St. Joe’s to a 65-39 basketball rout of Maple Heights.

(Photo by JPM Photography)

The victory moved the Jaguars into double-digit win land at 10-8, while the Mustangs now at 9-9 will have to wait until the next game to get into the same club.

Maple Heights downs John Marshall in non-league hoops

Javonte Payne scored eight points, but John Marshal’s boys’ basketball team came up short, falling to Maple, 70-33, in non-conference play.

Maple improved to 12-2 and Marshall fell to 2-14. 

Storm Stopped by Big Night from Ferris State Forward

Feb. 10, 2011

By Kyle Akins

Lake Erie College (5-16, 1-13 GLIAC) pushed yet another GLIAC foe well into the second half but was done in by GLIAC North leader Ferris State University (17-5, 13-2 GLIAC), 77-64, tonight in the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic and Wellness Center in Painesville
Barberton High alumnus Garrick Sims.

The Storm was led by senior guard Ethan Bradshaw (Cincinnati, Ohio/Harmony Prep) with 17 points, moving him into eight place on Lake Erie's all-time career points list with 1,140.  

Freshman guard Riley Thomas (Cardington, Ohio/Cardington-Lincoln) chipped in with 16 points while sophomore center Garrick Sims (Barberton, Ohio/Barberton) pulled down a team-high nine rebounds

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Lake Erie Beat on the Boards Against Ferris State

Feb. 10, 2011
Neither team reached the 40% shooting from the field, but a 50-34 rebounding edge, including 17 offensive boards, helped Ferris State University (11-10, 7-8 GLIAC) to a 69-55 win over Lake Erie College (3-17, 2-12 GLIAC) at the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic and Wellness Center in Painesville.

The Storm shot 34.4% (21-of-61) for the game while FSU was at 35.1% (20-of-57).   

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Notre Dame men fall to Cedarville

Feb. 10, 2011

Notre Dame’s men’s basketball team was just barely outlasted by Cedarville tonight, 82-80.

Eric Dummermuth had a team-high 22 points for NDC. Right behind him was Curt McClure with 21.

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