A Page -- Feb. 13, 2011

National champs (left); Nanchoff (right)

Walsh Jesuit alumnus Mike Nanchoff 

leads sextet of national champion Zips to 

earn Academic All Ohio honors

Feb. 13, 2011

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Walsh Jesuit alumnus Mike Nanchoff led the band of six first-team Academic All-Ohioans from the national championship University of Akron men’s soccer team as voted by the Ohio Collegiate  Soccer Association.

Again, with the rich heritage of Jesuit teaching, the direct link between academic and athletic success is ever evident, the dual success of Nanchoff and his mates as the proof in the pudding.

Other Zips on the first team who were honored for their academic success were goalie Dave Meves, fullback Chad Barson, fullback Kofi Sarkodie, midfielder Anthony Ampaipitakwon, and midfielder Scott Caldwell.

L to R -- Barson, Meves, Ampaipitakwon

Nanchoff, a junior midfielder from North Royalton, is carrying a 3.47 grade point average while majoring in exercise science.

A sophomore accounting major, Caldwell is carrying a 3.96 GPA.

Caldwell (L) and Sarkodie (R)

Ampaipitakwon has a 3.34 GPA and is studying sports management. A junior biology major, Sarkodie has a 3.97 GPA.

Also a biology major, Barson, a sophomore, is holding a perfect 4.0 overall GPA.

Meves has a 3.84 and is majoring in corporate financial management.

Baldwin-Wallace Wrestlers Defeat Muskingum, 36-6, 

for Eighth Win in Last Nine Matches

Feb. 13, 2011 -- 12:01 a.m.

By Jeff Miller

BEREA --  The Baldwin-Wallace College wrestling team won nine of 10 matches to defeat Ohio Athletic Conference rivalMuskingum University, 36-6, tonight (Saturday, February 12, 2011) in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center .  The victory was the eighth in the last nine dual matches for B-W.
Copley High alum Jeremy Dombrady

With its victory, the Yellow Jackets improve to 11-8 overall and 4-1 in the OAC and are now tied for second place with Ohio Northern University in the OAC Standings. Earlier this morning, B-W lost to ONU, 25-18, in the Ursprung Gym to end a season-high seven-match winning streak. With its loss, Muskingum is now 5-12 overall and 0-4 in the OAC.

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Yellow Jacket Women Finish First, Men Second at 
Division III All-Ohio Indoor Track & Field Meet

Feb 13, 2011 -- 12:05 a.m.

By Kevin Ruple

GAMBIER, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams competed at the 2011 Division III All-Ohio Meet hosted by Kenyon College at the Kenyon Athletic Center in Gambier. The Yellow Jacket women placed first of 18 teams and the men were second of 18 teams.

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Baldwin-Wallace Women Defeat Capital, 79-64, in Columbus

Feb 13, 2011 -- 12:05 a.m.

BEREA –  Freshman forward Jessica Lairson (Louisville) and sophomore forward Jessica Carpenter (North Canton/ Hoover) each scored 15 points as the Baldwin-Wallace College women’s basketball team was defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Capital University, 79-64, today (Saturday, February 12, 2011) in the Capital Center in Columbus.

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Raiders set four records in one day

February 12, 2011 

By Lenny Reich

GAMBIER, Ohio -- Three school records and a meet record were set by the Mount Union women's indoor track and field team as the Purple Raiders placed second at the All-Ohio Championships Saturday at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.

Mount Union scored 71.5 points which was four points ahead of third place Otterbein.  Baldwin-Wallace won the meet with 112 points.

Sophomore Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) set school and meet records in the 200 meters as she won the event with a time of 25.56.  She also set a school record and improved her NCAA Championshipsprovisional mark by winning the 400 meters (57.34).

Mahoney was in on another school record as she partnered with freshmen Heather Potts(Louisville/Louisville), Lisa Brasdovich (Columbia Station/Columbia) and Alexis Campbell (St. Clairsville/St. Clairsville) to win the 4x200 meter relay (1:45.89).

Mahoney, Potts and Campbell along with freshman Emily Mazzaferri (Canton/GlenOak) also claimed a win in the 4x400 meter relay (4:02.07).

Campbell rounded out the top performances as she also won the 55 meter dash (7.42) and placed fourth in the 200 meters (26.86).

Andrew Preiser's hat trick propels US 

into Baron Cup title game; Preppers 

looking to three-peat against Cougs today

Feb. 13, 2011

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Andrew Preiser, who was moved on to the University School Red Line when Matt Wipper became injured midway through the regular season,  scored a hat trick last night to lead the Preppers to a 4-1 win over St. Edward in the  Baron Cup semifinals and in to today’s championship game against Lake Catholic.



Preiser was consistent throughout the ga me, lamping the light in each of the three periods. Ian Robertson attainted the playmaker, assisting an all three Preiser goals.

The three goals gave Preiser 16 on the season, coming into today’s game against the Cougars. It puts him one behind Conner Clemens and three behind Wipper, who is still second on the team in goals scored despite just returning.

The three assists just added to Robertson’s skyrocketing numbers. He leads the team in all three key scoring categories --- 13 goals ahead of Wipper with 32, 36 assists and 63 points.

Jared Rubins scored the other goal, his fourth of the season, to enable the Preppers to get their 20th win on the season.

Sam Althans made 20 stops to get the win in goal.

C.J. Hoy scored the Eagles’ goal. 

M Square powers Pirates rout of Rockets; McCue, McNally score half of River's points in 16th win of the season

Feb. 13, 2011

Hannah McCue scored 16 points and Katie McNally 11 to lead Rocky River to a 52-28 rout of Bay in the battle of Clague Road.

With the lopsided win, the Pirates moved to 16-2 on the season.

McNally (14) -- By JPM Photography

Aurora's basketball team goes down to defeat for only 

the third time this season

Feb. 13, 2011

Aurora’s basketball team lost for only the third team this season, getting topped by Kenston, 49-38.

Heather Schroeder

Heather Shroeder led the Greenmen with 14 points. Allison Howard chipped in with 11 for the 16-3 club.

Sophomore Steve  Johnson scores 18 points to charge quickly maturing Olmsted Falls team to third win in 15 days

Feb. 13, 2011

That third win in two weeks that just eluded Olmsted Falls’ boys’ basketball team that just got away Friday night just needed one more day in its waiting period.

The quickly maturing Bulldogs, who were Oh-for all of November December and almost all of January, moved their record to 3-14 with last night’s 73-46 rout of St. Francis.

Sophomore Steve Johnson led the Bulldogs with 18 points. Eric Meehan added 17, junior Jared Kurz 13 and Brandon Friedrich 12. 

Brynne Walsh scores 15, but West G. nipped in the end

Brynne Walsh scored 15 points to lead West Geauga, but a strong fourth quarter enabled Perry (Lake) to outlast the Wolverines, 53-51.

West G. had a 39-36 lead going into the fourth quarter  


Gilmour gains 30th hockey victory of the 

season; earns spot in Sunday morning's 

GA Invite title game with win over

Canadian team

Feb. 13, 2011 -- 12:01 a.m.

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Gilmour's hockey team earned its 30th victory of the season four and a half hours ago (Saturday night), 7-2, over Trinity College School out of Ontario, Canada for its 30th victory of the season and earned a spot in tomorrow's championship game of the 12th annual Gilmour Invitational.

John Tobbe's hat trick proved to be the difference in the scoring.

Matt Grider, C.J. Valerian, Chris Deming, and Benny Clark scored the other four goals.

Oliver Flesher and Jason Musarra split time in goal, each saving 10 of 11 shots on goal fired at them during their times in the crease.

The Lancers, 30-8-2, will play late Saturday night's Padua-Bethel winner later this morning at 11 a.m on the Gilmour Academy Ice, Rink #1.

There will also be two consolation games beginning at 8, in fewer than eight hours.

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Mount Union clinches share of OAC wrestling title; first team other than Heidelberg to be league team champion in seven years; Lutheran West alums Colin Dennis, Josh Malave both win

February 13, 2011-- 12:02 a.m. 

By Lenny Reich

ALLIANCE -- The No. 8 ranked University of Mount Union wrestling team clinched at least a share of theOhio Athletic Conference title with a 47-0 Wilmington Saturday (Feb. 12) at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders are the nation's only undefeated team at 13-0 overall and 5-0 in the OAC.  They can clinch the OAC regular season crown outright with a win next Tuesday night (Feb. 15) against Baldwin-Wallace at 7:30 pm in the regular season finale.

Mount Union swept the seven contested matches against Wilmington (1-9, 0-5 OAC).

The best match of the day was a rematch of last year's OAC Tournament final at 125 pounds as Mount Union's Riki Reynolds (Marion/Pleasant) ranked No. 4 in the nation pulled off the win again beating Donny Herrington, 5-4.

Former Longhorns (Dennis L), Malave (R)

Colin Dennis (North Ridgeville/Lutheran West) at 133 and No. 9 ranked Josh Malave (Rocky River/Lutheran West) at 141 each scored a pair of major decisions then Kevin Shadrach (Parma/Parma) and Josh Cintron(Alliance/Alliance) each got pins at 149 and 157.

A pair of decisions by John Piechuta (Alliance/Marlington) at 174 and Derick Hesson (Dexter City/Caldwell) at 285 finished off the shutout.

Baldwin-Wallace Men Upset Capital, 64-61, in 

Columbus to End Losing Streak

Feb 13, 2011 -- 12:05 a.m.

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA –  Freshman guard Grant Fairhurst (Ashland/ Senior) scored 16 points as the Baldwin-Wallace College men’s basketball team upset Capital University, 64-61, earelier today (Saturday, February 12, 2011) in the Capital Center in Columbus.  The B-W win ended an eight-game losing streak.

Brunswick's Kyle Payne

With its win, B-W improves to 8-15 overall and 4-12 in the OAC. In addition to Fairhurst for the Yellow Jackets, sophomore forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) had 15 points, freshman guard Kevin Krakowiak (Valley City/ Parma Heights Holy Name) had 13 and junior All-OAC point guard Promis Cabbil (Elyria) had 10. Capital, now 15-8 overall and 10-6 in the OAC, was led by senior guard D.J. Frazier with a game-high 18 points.

Yeowomen Take Down Terriers; John Marshall alumna Syrea Thomas and Kelly Warlich combine for 34 points
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 – Behind a combined 34 points from Syrea Thomas and Kelly Warlich the Oberlin College women’s basketball team cruised to a 64-49 road win over Hiram College Saturday afternoon. 
Marshall product Syrea Thomas

It was an all-around great performance for Warlich who also ripped down 12 rebounds for her third double-double of the season. She also got her 16 points on a very efficient 7-of-10 shooting performance. Thomas finished with 18 points and led the team in scoring for the sixth time this season.

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Lacey LeDuc scores a baker's dozen, but it was not 

enough as Beaumont's potent offense scores 66 to 

down Shoregals

Feb. 13, 2011

Lacy Leduc scored 13 points, but Avon Lake was downed by Beaumont on the hard wood, 66-35, last night.

Beaumont held a 12-poitn advantage at the half and then just coasted the second half.

Lindsay Thomas leads trio of scorers in double figures 

and West to a win in battle of all Lutheran Schools

Feb. 13, 2011

 In a battle of the two Lutheran schools, Lutheran West ran its record to 14-3 with a 73-50 basketball win over Lutheran East last night.

Lindsay Thomas led the Longhorn attack with 16 points. Katherine Konstan added 10 and Lindsey Tomola 11.

Deckard scores 19, Janota 18, Layton 17 to lead 

Gilmour to 17th victory

Feb. 13, 2011

Four girls scored in double figures as with a dozen Gilmour leveled Our Lady of the Elms, 79-28.


Abby Deckard led the way with 19 points. Jess Janota a half while Brittany Layton was right behind her with 17. Kelsey Dugger added 11.

Forge "Am-raps" Parma in thriller that should have 

been reserved for late-night viewing; Pats do it with 

three scorers, including one with a palindrome

Feb. 13, 2011

In the battle of Parma, Valley Forge “Am-rapped” Parma, Sr. in a neck-and-neck battle, 47-46, yesterday.

This “Am-rapping” (Ghoulardi, circa 1963) by the Patriots was done with simply three scorers.

Senior Christen Nohra, and juniors Hannah Long and Colleen Huberty scored all the Forge points.

The two juniors each scored 16 while Nohra was right behind with 15.

Lydia Corle's 16 lead Green to 11th SL win of the season

Feb. 13, 2011

Junior Lydia Corle led a trio of double-figure scorers as Green moved its overall record to 12-6 and Suburban League mark to 11-1 with yesterday’s 55-43 victory over Cloverleaf.

Also in on the act were Melissa Weinz and Morgan Jackson with 13 and 11 points, respectively. Logan Pastor, who will be playing for Bowling Green next year, chipped in with eight.

O'Malley (22) -- By JPM Photography

Farrell O'Malley's 14 points lead St. Joe past Padua

Feb. 13, 2011

 Farrell O’Malley scored 14 points to lead St. Joe’s to a 62-38 win over Padua yesterday.

Mackenzie Dunn threw in 10 points and Megan Seamon added eight points to aid in the Jaguars’ 11th win of the season.

Yaramis Caminero tosses in game-high 24 

points, but Lawyers fall to Invaders

Feb. 13, 2011

Yaramis Caminero scored a game-high 24 points, but John Marshall just could not get enough defense and was downed by Normandy, 68-48, last night.

Deonte Flowers added seven points for the Lawyers.

Cuyahoga Heights gets 16th win; Lewis leads with 11 

in low-scoring affair

Cuyahoga Heights moved to 16-2 overall and 9-1 in the Chagrin Valley Conference with a 31-27 win over Independence.


Deanna Lewis led the charge for Al Martin’s Redskins with 11 points.