A Page -- Feb. 13, 2010

Bay could be first team to 

win Baron Cup in a 48-hour 

span; Rockets go after 

school's fifth B Cup title 

against Mayfield tomorrow 

after today's four-overtime 


Feb. 13, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




BROOKLYN –Bay could become the first team to ever win a Baron Cup in a matter of 48 hours tomorrow after winning a BC III semifinal in quadruple overtime, 4-3, over Cleveland Heights here today in the Coyne Center.


The Rockets won 3-2 in overtime over Kent last night in a game that was moved to 4:30 from a Tuesday night snowout. Tomorrow’s title game begins at 1.


On top of that, the Rockets assured that all three Baron Cup championship games tomorrow will have one East Side and one West Side team clashing for all the marbles in their respective divisions.

Rocket's Home


At the 1:30 mark of the fourth overtime, Alex Harris took a pass from Luke Heberle between the circles and fired it past Liam Robinson for the game winner. Jack Jordan also assisted.


“I can thank my goalie for keeping us in the game and the rest of the guys for getting the puck to me,” said Harris, a junior. “Also a big part of this win is our fans. The student body and the community of Bay Village has been behind us all of the last two days. That keeps us going.”


Goalie Dan Scheufler gave up two quick first period goals and then an early one in the second, but then slammed the door and played nearly 60 minutes of shutout hockey throughout the rest of regulation of the four OT frames, collecting 41 saves on the day.


“After they got those goals, I just blanked it out,” said Scheufler. “There is no point in dwelling. If I pretend in my mind that they never happened, I’ll play better. That enabled me to keep the puck out of the net the rest of the day.”


Bay coach Terry Chadwick, who coached two of Bay’s four Baron Cup (“Aich“ Williams coached the other two) title teams, had to leave seconds after the game to catch a plane to Palm Springs on business.


“We can’t worry about being tired tomorrow after these two overtime games,” said assistant coach Todd Fischel, who along with Byron Schutt will take over the team for Chadwick tomorrow. “In a Baron Cup title game, we would hope that adrenaline would win over fatigue and we could win it through that.”


Momentum shifted throughout the regulation periods.   Bay took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Dan Pailes that was assisted by Luke Heberle. Later in the first period, Heights scored two goals seven seconds apart of each other to the take lead. Tyler Rudy and Jordan Shoger scored the goals. Shoger and Chris Zirm assisted.


The Tigers (10-10-1) took a 3-1 lead in the second on a Shoger goal assisted by Ian Krause and Rudy. Bay got one back on an Alex Harris goal and tied it at 7:28 of the second on a power-play goal by Dan Kozar.


“It came down to who wanted it more,” said Heights coach Ed Babcox,  now in his third year as the head but with the program going all the way back to the Kirk Gunther years in the early part of the century. “This is our fourth overtime game of the year. These guys are used to this so we did not change anything. They certainly have not been involved in a game this long.”


Heights and Bay played earlier this season in a Christmas tournament in which the Rockets won 5-4 in an overtime followed by a four-man shootout.


“The best part of this is that we were not even supposed to be here,” said Harris. “This has been a fun run.”


Bay (19-10) came in as the No. 6 seed. Kent was No. 3 seed, Heights No. 2 seed and tomorrow they will get No. 1 seed Mayfield.

No.  1 seed Mayfield to

play Bay in Cup

Feb. 13, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




BROOKLYN  -- No. 1 seed Mayfield posted a  5-2 win over Orange today here  in a Baron Cup III semifinal to earn the right to play Bay in tomorrow’s championship game


The Wildcats began to break open the game in the second period, scoring two goals to take a 3-1 lead with a period left to play.


Orange (18-3-3)appeared to take a momentum swing when it got into a power play in the fourth minute of the second period, but it quickly swirled the other way when DeMario Rood broke away and went one-on-one with Tiger goalie Pete Shapiro on a rush, winning the battle with a short-hand goal at 3:45 to make it 2-1. Jake Wolfe assisted.


“It is a play in our system in the short0-hand situation,” Rood said. “It is like a box and all I had to do was read both defenders well and get the puck. I knew I could beat the goalie but was a bit surprised it went in.”


Then Ryan Topf scored with an assist from Jake Malone at 9:04 to make it 3-1.


Mayfield  (19-7-2) took the first lead when assistant captain Jake Malone scored an unassisted goal at 7:58 of the first period.


“I knew I need to get things started as a senior leader,” Malone said. “I know that when I play well and score,  my leadership will pull the other guys together to do the same. It is expected of me.”


The lead stood until the Tigers evened it up at 14:14 of the opening period on a Brent Lieberman goal that was assisted by Adam Zukin and Jacob Yelsky.


Joe Wilson added a power play goal in the fourth to make it 4-1, Lieberman made it 4-2 for Orange and Christian Verde scored an open net goal.


“We were not expected to be here, so we are working for respect from the sc-called experts around the league,” said Mayfield coach Steve Bogas. “They say we backed into the No. 1 seed. Ler’s hope we back into th championship now.”


Orange won the only regular-season meeting between the two teams.

Paddy Spellacy, Mike Wells whiz 

pucks into net fast and early as 

Iggy drops Strongsville to get into 

Baron Cup I final

Feb. 13, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




BROOKLYN – Like a  greyhound running out of e chute, the St. Ignatius hockey team raced out of the gates, scoring three goals in the first six minutes of the game and never stopped running, bolting into tomorrow’s Baron Cup I championship game.


The No.1 seed and top-ranked team in the state eliminated Strongsville, 6-2, in semifinal action here today on the recreation center’s ice.


“You can’t get down against a team like this like that and expect to come back from that,” said Strongsville coach Carl Wagner. “They are the No. 1 team in the state for a reason. They hit the puck hard and do all the things a team needs to do to win.”


Paddy Spellacy scored his first of two goals just 24 seconds into the game and then Mike Abood followed at 2:39 and Mike Wells scored his first of two at 9:37.


“Strongsville is a good team, but when we can score a lot early like that it can deflate the other team,” said Wells. “They are a dangerous team, which is why we know we need to get right out there and start scoring so that they don’t get any ideas.”


It was Spellacy again at 4:20 of the second period as the Wildcats opened it up to 4-0.


Ray Williams scored the first of Strongsville’s two power-play goals at 13:12 of the second and then Rob Worley added  the second one late in the third.


“Two power play goals is something to build on,” said Wagner. “This is what we need to do to compete with good teams like this.”


Jake Riemenschneider added a third-period goal for Iggy.


“Strongsville is no pushover; they are the no. 4 seed in the state tourney for a reason,” said Cat coach Pat O’Rourke. “We expect to see them again in the state tourney. They know how to win.”


Spellacy, Wells, Abood, Sam Nader, Liam Geither, Mike Avdy had Iggy assists. Steve Richnavsky, Justin Fink and JT Grahl had assists for Srongsville.

Yellow Jacket Women's Tennis 

Team Opens 2010 Spring 

Season With a 5-4 Loss at 


Feb. 13

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women's tennis team opened its 2010 spring season with a 5-4 loss today (Saturday, February 13) at traditional rival Oberlin College inside the John W. Heisman Fieldhouse in Oberlin.  The Yellow Jackets play another indoor match on FEb. 20 at Kenyon College in Gambier before departing for their annual Spring Break trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina on March 5.

Despite the loss to the Yeowomen, the 0-1 Yellow Jackets were led by junior fourth singles and second doubles player Emily Pelosi (Unionrown/ Green) as she won in both singles and doubles. At fourth singles, she dispatched Oberlin's Liz Saltzman in two sets at 6-1 and 6-1.  Pelosi also teammed with sophomore Jenny Greene (Worthington/ Thomas Worthington) to win 8-1 and second doubles.

In addition to Pelosi in singles play, freshman Rebecca Mittler (Elyria/ Catholic) won at No.3 by the scores of 6-3 and 6-4, and junior Katy Marshall (Medina/ Senior) won at No.6 by scores of 6-3 and 6-4.
Medina's Katy Marshall

On its annual spring break trip to Hilton Head, S.C., B-W plays six matches with the first coming against Marian (Wisc.) College at 3:00 p.m. The first spring northern matches will take place on Saturday, March 20 when B-W hosts a doubleheader against NCAA Division II Ashland University at 11:00 a.m. and then versus Ohio Athletic Conference rival Marietta College at 3:00 p.m.  All matches are played on the "Pop" Collins Courts ion the B-W campus.

Storm's School-Record Run Ends 

in OT at Ohio Dominican, 89-87

Lake Erie's nine-game streak 

stopped despite five players in 

double-figures. led by Bedford

alumna Renese Ames

By Jason Tirotta

PAINESVILLE, OHIO –  Despite putting five players in double figures, the Lake Erie College women’s basketball team had its school-record nine-game winning streak snapped this afternoon (Feb. 13) in overtime at Ohio Dominican University, 89-87.

Senior guard Renese Ames (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford) scored a season-high 23 points for the Storm (17-9), which lost for the first time since Dec. 28. 


When the two teams met on Jan. 30, Lake Erie dominated the contest throughout, exiting with an 84-53 victory in Painesville.  This time, in Columbus, neither team seemed to hold the upper hand for very long.

The Storm trailed by 10 late in the first half but closed the period with a 17-7 run to tie the game at 34-34.  Lake Erie then opened the second half with a 9-0 spurt to take its largest lead of the game.

The lead was eight with 11 minutes left in regulation before the Panthers responded with a 10-2 run to knot the score at 60.  Later, the Panthers scored six straight points to go up 70-64 with 4:06 to go.  After Lake Erie rallied to tie it again, a three-point play by Summer Hale put ODU ahead 79-76 with a minute left.  But sophomore guard Britt Busson’s (Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth) three-pointer tied the game at 79-79, sending the game into overtime.

The Panthers never trailed in the extra period and had a four-point lead with 50 seconds to go.  A lay-up by junior Alyssa Wagers (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) cut the deficit in half and after a defensive stop, the Storm had a chance to win it but junior Katelyn Prince’s (Thompson, Ohio/Ledgemont) three-pointer missed at the buzzer.

Wagers finished with 12 points and Busson added 11.  Sophomore Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) scored 16 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds before fouling out. Classmate Jen Caiola (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Chagrin Falls) had 13 points, despite hitting just four-of-18 shots (3-of-13 three-pointers).

As a team, the Storm struggled from the field, shooting just 39.2 percent (29-of-74) overall, including just nine-of-30 (30%) from beyond the arc.  Lake Erie is just 1-8 this season when shooting below 40%.

Hale led all players with 30 points and 15 rebounds.  She was just nine-of-21 from the field, but hit 12-of-18 from the foul line.  Kirsten Ruen scored 23, hitting four three’s, and Tracy Snider had 17 off the bench for the Panthers.

ODU shot 42.9% (27-of-63) in the game and outrebounded the Storm 47-42.

Lake Erie will look to rebound and close out the regular season with a road victory next Saturday, Feb. 20, at Urbana University. 

Oberlin Competes Against State Foes
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By Mike Mancini

Westerville, Ohio – The Oberlin College track and field teams competed against teams from across the state at the All-Ohio Championships today. 

With a limited roster, the Yeowomen placed 11th in the 19-team field with 14 points. 

First-year Marissa Clardy guided the Yeowomen’s effort by placing fourth in the 400 meters with a season-best time of 1:00.88. Junior Amanda Miller placed 10th with a mark of 1:02.21.

Sophomore Christine Moore recorded a sixth-place finish in the mile as she covered 5,280 feet in 5:26.20. Teammate Amanda Gracia ended two spots back at 5:31.57.

The Yeomen registered 12 points to finish in 15th place in the 19-team field. 

Senior Seth Wimberly turned in the top Yeomen performance by placing third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 50.16. 

Sophomore Ben Schild placed fourth in the 5,000 meters as he completed the course in 15:28.98. 

First-year Alexander Guo covered 41-06 in the triple jump – finishing in 10th place, while junior Josh Gallagher threw the shot put 44-11.50 to place 12th overall.  

Lady Quakers Spoil the Berg’s 

Senior Day

Brecksville alumna Alyssa Esposito, Rhodes 

alumna Carrie Serrano play their last home 



By Nate LaRiccia

Tiffin, Ohio – February 13, 2010 – Despite leading at halftime, the Heidelberg University women’s basketball team fell to Wilmington College with a score of 57-49. The Berg drops to 5-18 overall and 4-12 in the OAC, while the Lady Quakers improve to 13-10 and are 9-7 against league foes.

Rhodes alumna Carrie Serrano


In the first half both teams battled back and forth which included three ties and three lead changes.


Heidelberg had its largest lead of 16-11 when freshman Jordan Ickes (Wooster, Ohio / Triwayfound junior Jenny Miller (Tiffin, Ohio / Clyde) for a jumper just outside the paint.


The Berg would go into intermission up 24-19.


The Lady Quakers came out strong in the second half and went on a 9-4 run to knot things up at 28-28.


Down by four points, Heidelberg battled back and went a run of its own and tied it 36-36, with 11 minutes left in the game.


Wilmington would recapture the lead and would never look back.


For Heidelberg, Miller led with 14 points to go along with six rebounds. Following Miller was sophomore Lyndsey DaVault (Orrville, Ohio / Orrville) with eight points and also dished out a game-high five assists.


Senior Alyssa Esposito (Brecksville, Ohio / Brecksville-Broadview Heights) scored seven points while senior Stacey Barker (Grove City, Ohio / Grove City) and Ickes contributed with six points each.



Leading the way on the glass was senior Betsy Shrider (Mount Blanchard, Ohio / Riverdale) with eight rebounds.  Shrider also had a game-high five rejections. 


Heidelberg will hit the road for its final two game of the regular season starting with John Carroll University, Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Poor Shooting in Second Half Gives Hiram College Women’s Basketball Loss Against Oberlin College

February 13, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt

HIRAM, OHIO  –  The Hiram College women’s basketball team shot 25.0 percent (seven-of-28) in the second half which resulted in a 57-45 loss against Oberlin College today (Saturday, Feb. 13) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Philips Gymnasium in Oberlin.  

Following today’s game, the Terriers are now 4-19 overall and 3-11 in the NCAC.  The Yeowomen improve to 5-18 overall and 4-10 NCAC.

Hiram looked to take control of the game early, beginning the first half with an 11-4 scoring run and led by as many as eight points, 17-9, at the 10:47 mark on a layup by senior All-NCAC forward Ashley Drum (Parma/Valley Forge).  But Oberlin began to chip away at the Terrier lead and went on a 12-3 run of its own to give the Yeowomen their first lead of the game at, 21-20, with 2:33 left in the period.  The score remained close in the final minutes of the half and an Oberlin bucket with 18 seconds remaining tied the game at 25-25 heading into the locker rooms.

Forge Alumna Ashley Drum

In the second half, Hiram led by two points, 31-29, at the 12:19 mark thanks to a jumper by Drum, but Oberlin regained the lead for good on its next possession and slowly began to pull away.  The Yeowomen took over the game with a 12-1 run that spanned 5:42 late in the half to extend their lead to 13 points, 50-37, with 3:18 to go.  Oberlin led by as many as 15 points en route to the 57-45 win.

Oberlin shot 42.3 percent (22-of-52) from the floor and held Hiram to just 28.8 percent (17-of-59) shooting from the field. 

The Yeowomen had three players score in double figures led by Kelly Warlich with a game-high 18 points on seven-of-12 shooting (58.3 percent).  Allison Anderson was second with 16 points followed by Syrea Thomas with 13 points to go along with eight rebounds.

Hiram had one player score in double digits in senior guard Brittany Mayle (Mantua/Crestwood) with 17 points on five-of-19 shooting (26.3 percent), including six-of-seven (85.7 percent) from the free-throw line.  She also grabbed a team-tying high six rebounds.

Hiram will host Allegheny (Pa.) College in its final regular-season home game at Price Gymnasium on Wednesday, Feb. 17.  It will be senior day with tip-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

Yellow Jacket Men’s Tennis Team 

Opens 2010 Spring Season With 

Two Wins; Royalton's Joe

Horvath, Eds' Matt Lachman, 

Avon Lake's "Trees" win matches

Feb. 13

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s tennis team opened its 2010 spring season with a pair of victories over non-league foes Penn State Behrend and Notre Dame (Ohio) College today (Saturday, February 13). B-W beat PSU-Behrend in the first match, 8-1 and NDC in the nightcap, 7-2.

B-W is now 2-0 overall, while PSU-Behrend is 0-2 and Notre Dame falls to 0-1.

Former Edsman Lachman

In singles play against Penn State Behrend, sophomore number two player Alex "Trees" Trzeciak (Avon Lake), junior No.3 Sam Burris (Wooster/ Senior), junior No.4 Matt Lachman (Cleveland Heights/ Lakewood St. Edward), freshman No.5 Joe Horvath (North Royalton) and junior No. 6 Bobby Irwin (Ashland/ Senior) all won in straight sets. In doubles play, the No.1 tandem of senior No.1 singles standout Andy Redd (Archbold) and Lachman, the No.2 duo of Trzeciak and freshman Tyler Beaton (Bemus Point, N.Y./Maple Grove) and the No.3 pair of freshman Paul Carman (Port Clinton) and sophomore Andrew Orens (Brunswick) each won easily.


Against Notre Dame College in singles, No.2 player Trzeciak, No.4 Lachman, No. 5 Horvath and No. 6 Irwin all won in straight sets. No. 3 Burris won a tight match in a third set super tie-breaker.

In doubles, B-W earned wins at No. 1from Redd and Lachman and at third doubles as Burris teamed with sophomore Taylor Long (Ashland/Senior) to win 9-7.

In addition and with the two wins, B-W 21-year veteran Head Coach Brian Rector ‘89 improved his career mark to an outstanding 347-74 overall, including 188-38 versus non-Ohio Athletic Conference teams.

The Yellow Jackets next play on Saturday, February 20 when they host Defiance College at 1:00 p.m. at Paramount and then playThomas More (Ky.) College at North Ridge at 6:30 p.m. B-W also plays NCAA Division II Lake Erie College at North Ridge on Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. before heading on its annual Spring Break trip to Hilton Head, South Carolina from March 6-13.

On its annual trip to Hilton Head, B-W plays seven matches with the first coming against Trine (Ind.) University on March 7 at 6:00 p.m. The first spring northern matches will take place on Saturday, March 20 when B-W travels to Oberlin to play traditional rivalOberlin College at 10:00 a.m. The first northern home outdoor match will take place on Saturday, March 27 when B-W plays Ohio Athletic Conference rival Capital University at the “Pop” Collins Courts at 1:00 p.m.




Norris ColeNorris Cole




Feb. 13, 2010

By Evan Meyer –

Special to Studenathletecleveland.com

Courtesy of The Sports Vault



CLEVELAND - When the Butler Bulldogs clinched the regular-season title and the number one berth in the upcoming Horizon League Tournament earlier this week, many observers inside the league asked what else do they have to play for?


This afternoon at the Wolstein Center, they showed they had a lot to play for. The nationally ranked bulldogs pulled away from the Cleveland State Vikings in the second half for a 70-59 victory before 4,681 fans. The second largest home crowd for the Vikings this season.


Butler (23-4,16-0 Horizon) won their 15th consecutive game and are an amazing 11-1 on the road and matched the 1995-96 Green Bay Phoenix to start an Horizon League season 16-0.


Cleveland State (13-13, 9-5 Horizon) saw their eight game winning streak, and 14-game winning skein against Horizon League competition come to an end.


“Our focus today was to defend as well as we could” Bulldogs head coach Brad Stevens said. “With only one day of practice between games (they played at Youngstown State on Thursday night) it was a concern, but we did a great job of handling it.”


Junior forward Matt Howard led all scorers with 21 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. He was one of three Bulldogs in double figures joining sophomore Gordon Hayward who also had a double-double with 19 points and 11 boards and guard Shelvin Mack who had 11 along with four assists.


Butler swept the regular season series from CSU for the second consecutive year and collected their sixth win in the last seven games against them.


Junior forward Norris Cole led the Vikings with 17 points and five assists. D’Aundray Brown added 14 and four rebounds while Jeremy Montgomery scored 11.


“Butler played extremely well” CSU head coach Gary Waters said after the game. “They are playing great basketball right now.”


The key moment of the game came late in the first half. With 3.7 seconds remaining before halftime, Cleveland State tied the score 27-27 on a conventional three-point play by Cole.


Butler in-bounded the ball to Hayward, and went down the right side of the floor with not a single Viking putting a body on him, cut to the basket and laid the ball in just before the buzzer to give the Bulldogs a 29-27 lead at halftime.


From that point on, Butler was never headed.


As the second half began, Howard took control of the game. The native of Connersville, Indiana scored Butler’s first 11 points of the period as the Bulldogs slowly and methodically pulled away from the Vikings. Part of a second half in which he scored 14 points.


In fact, the closest Cleveland State would get for the remainder of the game was five points 38-33 on a Brown off-balance jumper with 14:55 remaining.


“We didn’t rebound well and we didn’t shoot free throws well today and that isn’t how we usually play” Waters said.


When Howard converted a layup at the 5:59 mark to make the score 55-44, Butler’s lead would not fall below double digits. The Bulldogs biggest lead in the contest was 14 points on several occasions the last coming on a Hayward layup with 36 seconds remaining.


The game started out as a typical CSU-Butler encounter with plenty of defense and low scoring, Both teams had the lead in the early going before the Vikings used an 8-3 spurt to take a 12-5 lead at the 12:48 mark on a pull-up jumper by Brown.


After CSU opened a six-point advantage 18-12 at the 9:56 mark on two Montgomery free throws, Butler went on an 8-0 run to take a 20-18 lead at the 5:31 mark on two Howard free throws.


For the remainder of the half, the Vikings chipped away at the Bulldogs lead before tying the score on that three-point play by Cole.


Then came’s Hayward’s coast-to-coast layup which turned out to be the beginning of the end for Cleveland State.


The Bulldogs won despite hitting just 40.8% from the field (20-for-49). In their 64-55 win over CSU on January 14th in Indianapolis, they shot a sizzling 61.1% in the second half and 53% for the game. They also committed 17 turnovers to just seven for Cleveland State.


The Bulldogs though completely dominated the rebound battle 46-20 as the four-guard offense the Vikings have been using recently along with foul trouble to their tallest player on the floor, sophomore Aaron Pogue who fouled out of the game with 3:24 remaining.


The Vikings also were ice cold from the floor as they shot just 37.3% over the 40-minutes (19-for-51) going just 1-for-15 from beyond the three-point arc.


We will bounce back from this” Cole said. “ We won’t let this affect us. We are capable of winning on the road.”


CSU looks to regroup on Tuesday night when they travel to Green Bay to face the Phoenix at the Resch Center. Then on Thursday head to Milwaukee to battle the Panthers before returning to he Wolstein Center on Saturday February 20th when they face Toledo in the ESPNU Bracketbusters game.


NOTES: The game was the 34th lifetime meeting with Butler holding a commanding 27-7 advantage including a 10-5 advantage in games played in Cleveland…CSU coach Gary Waters is 2-8 lifetime against Butler (2-6 against current head coach Brad Stevens)…Butler’s 15-game winning streak matches Siena (MAAC) for the longest so far this season in Division I…Gordon Hayward-BU collected his ninth double-double of the season…Matt Howard-BU picked up his second double-double of the season

Barberton's Garrick Sims

Lake Erie college shakes up 

record books in win over 


Feb. 13, 2010

By Brendan Bittner

PAINESVILLE, Ohio – The Lake Erie Storm tied school records for offensive rebounds and total rebounds in its 77-68 win over Urbana at the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center this (Feb. 13) afternoon. It was the Storm's third straight win overall and fourth in a row at the Osborne Center, where Lake Erie is 7-3 this season.


The Storm (9-15) limited the Blue Knights to just 31 percent (23-for-74) shooting for the game, the second straight time Lake Erie has held an opponent to 31 percent or less.


Despite shooting just 28 percent (19-for-67) from its own offensive end, Lake Erie was able to match a school record with 26 offensive rebounds, while holding a 24-17 advantage in second chance.


The Storm also established a new school record for free throws attempted in a game, knocking down 36-of-50 (72 percent) from the line to offset the struggling offense. Lake Erie also tied school-record for offensive rebounds (26) and total rebounds (59).


Urbana (13-11) held a 5-0 lead early in the game, but once the Storm cut into that lead, neither team held more than a three-point advantage for the rest of the half. Lake Erie took a 31-30 lead into the intermission on an offensive rebound tip-in by sophomore forward Matt Grendel (Independence, Ohio/Independence).


Grendel set career-highs with 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Storm as one of three players to collect double-digit boards. 

Senior forward Darnell Campbell (Cleveland, Ohio/Collinwood) notched his fifth double-double in 2010 with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Freshman center Garrick Sims (Barberton, Ohio/Barberton) grabbed 11 rebounds to go with six points.


The Storm established control early in the second half, going on a 12-2 run in the first five minutes to take a 43-32 lead. Junior guard Ethan Bradshaw (Cincinnati, Ohio/Harmony Prep) hit five free throws in that span, including one that came on a four-point play after hitting a three-pointer from the left wing. Campbell powerful two-handed slam, though, was the highlight of the game’s critical stretch.


Bradshaw finished with 24 points in the game, including 20 in the second half and 15 free throws. It was the fourth time in the last six games that the 6-foot-1 shooter has finished with 20 points. The Storm used Bradshaw’s proficiency from the line to build a lead as large as 14, before claiming the nine-point win.


Robert Wilson had a team-high 19 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for Urbana, which had its four-game winning streak snapped.


The Storm returns to the floor on Monday (Feb. 15) for a 7 p.m. affair at Gannon, the site of the Storm’s lone road win this season. Lake Erie beat the Golden Knights, 59-45, on Nov. 27

US going after its seventh Baron Cup 

title tomorrow; hot Connor Clemens, 

tight defense in the end bags win 

over upstart Walsh

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




BROOKLYN -- As it all wound down by the end of the night this evening, all the cards fell into place according to Hoyle as No. 2 seed University School earned the right to play top-seeded St. Ignatius in tomorrow’s championship game of the Baron Cup I tournament here.


US, a six-time Baron Cup champion, eliminated third-seeded Walsh Jesuit, 3-2 tonight to get in position to defend its title from one year ago.


The Preppers’ Connor Clemens brought a hot enough stick to melt the ice in the first period, hitting back-net action twice to give his club a 2-0 lead after the first 15 minutes.


Clemens broke the scoreless deadlock at 8:06 by firing a backhanded shot with his back facing Walsh goalie Joe Brodar, but was still able to get it by him. Kevin DeGulis fed him the puck


Then Clemens struck again from in front of the left circle. This time Matt Wipper set him up on the second goal, occurring at 14:05.


The Preppers, defending Baron Cup champions, had already begun the domination the first period, outshooting the third-seeded Warriors, 14-7.


Walsh proved it now belongs in the Red North and in this tournament, making it interesting for the fans and not so easy for the Preppers.


After the Preppers went ahead 3-0 at 10:43 of the second period on Matt Wipper’s fourth goal of the tournament but first of the night, Walsh started chipping on the US cushion.


Vince Gaglione scored a power-play goal at 11:49 with assists from Nate Myerofff and Dan Filice.


Then at 3:40 of the third Greg Shupe made it 3-2 with a pass from Mike Marskinek.


Warrior coach Billy Switaj pulled his goalie in the 14th minute of the third, but then penalties doused any chance of the Warriors sending it to overtime.

Strongsville's Kyle Brown Leads 

Baldwin-Wallace Men to 86-73 

Victory versus Muskingum 

Feb. 13

By Nick Minerd

BEREA, OHIO --  Senior forward Kyle Brown (Strongsville) scored a game-high 25 points as the Baldwin-Wallace College men’s basketball team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Muskingum University, 86-73, today (Saturday, February 13, 2010) at Ursprung Gymnasium in Berea. The win ended a brief, two-game Yellow Jacket losing streak and is B-W’s ninth victory in the last 14 contests.
The Yellow Jackets improve to 13-10 overall and 8-8 in the OAC. Brown connected on six three-pointers and was named B-W’s Al Sirat Grotto Player of the Game. Also for the Jackets, sophomore point guard Promis Cabbil (Elyria/ Senior) totaled 15 points and a career-high eight assists and freshman forward Chris Ameen (Broadview Heights/ Walsh Jesuit) had 14 points and eight rebounds. The Fighting Muskies, 7-16 overall and 2-14 in the OAC, were led by Nick Hershberger with 22 points.

Strongsville guy Kyle Brown 

In the first half, B-W scored 13 straight and opened up a 15-3 lead when junior forward Kevin Gall (Brookpark/ Midpark) connected on a short jumper at the 13:27 mark. Muskingum scored two on a Kyle Clinedist layup on its next possession, but the Yellow Jackets answered with a three-pointer from sophomore guard Scott Voiers (Westlake/ Lutheran West) and led by 13, at 18-5.

Brook Park native Kevin Gall

The Muskies rallied with an 11-2 run and pulled within four at 20-16 when Carson Thomas nailed a triple at 9:27. MU would eventually trim its deficit to three on two occasions, the second coming at 32-29 on a pair of Seth Thomas free throws at 3:02. However, B-W ended the half on an 11-5 run and led 43-34 when Brown hit one of two free throws with three seconds left before intermission.
In the second half, B-W quickly built its lead to 20 at 58-38 on a Cabbil fast-break layup at 16:10 that followed 11 straight points off the hot shooting hands of Brown and capped a 15-4 run. Muskie chipped away and got within eight, at 70-62, when Hershberger canned a three at 6:37. Undaunted, B-W scored 10 straight and led 80-62 when freshman forward Sean Rothermel (Delaware/ Hayes) hit a jumper with 4:26 left to play. The Muskies briefly got back within 11, but the Jackets held strong down the stretch and secured the 86-73 victory.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Wednesday, February 17 when they travel to Ada, Ohio to play host Ohio Northern Universityin the ONU Sports Center at 7:30 p.m.

"Big Three" Carry Oberlin Past Hiram in Home Finale
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By Mike Mancini

Oberlin, Ohio – The triple-threat of Kelly WarlichAllison Anderson and John Marshall High alumna Syrea Thomas combined to score to 47 points to lead the Oberlin College women’s basketball team past Hiram College 57-45 this afternoon. 

Warlich, a native of New Canaan, Connecticut, led the way with 18 points and was 4-of-6 from beyond the arc. Anderson finished with 16 points – 12 of which came in the second half. Thomas added 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting to go along with eight rebounds. 

Oberlin (5-18, 4-10 NCAC) trailed for nearly the entire first half until Anderson’s left-handed teardrop jumper in the lane gave the Yeowomen a 21-20 edge with 2:33 remaining in the half. However, when the first half horn sounded the score was tied at 25. 

The Yeowomen’s first lead of the second half didn’t come till the 11:58 mark when Warlich gave her team a 32-31 cushion by connecting on one of her four triple-hits. In a game that featured five ties and five lead changes, little did anyone know that shot would put Oberlin on top for good. 

Oberlin built its advantage up to 10, 46-36, with 5:34 left to play as Emily Chu Finkel threw a beautiful backdoor pass from the top of the key to a streaking Anderson who converted the layup. 

Chu Finkel, a native of Oakland, California, and Kayla Brandt, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were honored before the game as part of the Senior Day festivities. 

Oberlin also donned pink jerseys for the game in support of the WBCA Pink Zone initiative to support the Kay Yow Fund in the fight against breast cancer. The athletics department collected over 300 dollars in donations for the cause at the game. 

The Yeowomen will conclude the regular season with a pair of road contests next week. First they will travel to Denison University of a 7 p.m. tilt on Wednesday night and then end the season next Saturday at Kenyon. 

Women’s Track and Field – Jackson alumna Aubrey Loy Sets Meet Record in Long Jump to Lead Mount Union to 7th Place Finish at All-Ohio

Feb. 13

By Lenny Reich

(WESTERVILLE, OH)--Senior Aubrey Loy (Canton/Massillon Jackson) set a meet record in winning the long jump with a mark of 18-0.5 to lead the Mount Union women's indoor track and field team to a seventh place finish at the All-Ohio Championships at Otterbein College today in Westerville, Ohio.

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Jackson alum Aubrey Loy

Loy also finished second in the triple jump (35-7.25) and fourth in the 55 meter dash (7.48) to account for 23 of the Purple Raiders 47 points at the meet.

Mount Union tied Heidelberg for seventh place and was only 1.5 points behind sixth place Otterbein.  Ohio Wesleyan won the meet with 81.5 points but only eight points separated third place through seventh place.

Freshman Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) placed second in the 400 meters (1:00) and junior Christin Handley (East Aurora, NY/Iroquois Central) was third in the 1 mile run (5:15.33) as the other top finishes for the Raiders.

Mount Union hosts the Mount Union Open next Saturday at the Peterson Fieldhouse in Alliance.


2010 All-Ohio Championships

Otterbein College (Westerville, Ohio)

North Olmsted's Kori Wiedt Drops in Layup and Gives #25 Mount Union 68-66 Win at Otterbein; Raiders First 20-Win Season Since 1997-98

By Lenny Reich

(WESTERVILLE, OH)--Sophomore guard Kori Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) hit a layup with 12 seconds left to give No. 25 ranked Mount Union a 68-66 women's basketballwin at Otterbein in Ohio Athletic Conference matchup today in Westerville, Ohio. 


North Olmsted High alumna Kori Wiedt

The win was the Purple Raiders fourth in a row and makes them 20-3 overall marking just the fifth 20-win season in school history and first since the 1997-98 season.  Mount Union also moved to 13-3 in the OAC which keeps them in a second place tie with Baldwin-Wallace and just a game behind first place Capital with two games to go.

Wiedt had a season-best and game-high 26 points, freshman guard Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) had 18 and sophomore forward Amanda Rose (Uniontown/Green) had 10 points to lead Mount Union.

Katy Miller had 17 points to lead three players in double figures for Otterbein (9-14, 6-10 OAC).

A Wiedt three-pointer with 12 minutes to go in the first half gave the Raiders a 23-12 lead, but the Cardinals answered with a 10-3 run to close the gap to four points, 26-22 at the 7:05 mark.  Mount Union would stretch the lead back out to 11 points, 39-28, before taking a 39-30 lead into the lockers.

The Raiders took their largest lead of the game at 44-32 after a Wiedt jumper with 15:43 to play but again Otterbein would rally with a 12-0 run to tie the game at 44 with 12:55 left.

LaMattina would hit a three pointer to keep Mount Union in front and the Raiders took the lead back out to seven points, 55-48 with nine minutes to go, but Otterbein would not go away as they chipped away and tied the game on a Miller layup at 66 with 1:24 remaining.

Each team would miss a shot and after a Mount Union timeout, Rose would find Wiedt streaking to the basket who made a layup that turned out to be the game-winner. 

Mount Union hosts Muskingum in the regular season home finale next Wednesday (Feb. 17) at 7:30 pm at The MAAC.

NCAC SwimDive Front v2

Denison wins both men's and 

women's swim titles in Canton; 

second year running

Feb. 13, 2010

By Jill Yamma

CANTON - The Denison women and men each successfully defended their team titles today, recording their first-ever back-to-back conference crowns in school history. 

The Big Red women were trying to accomplish a feat no other NCAC team had done before; win every event. Their winning streak
ended at 16 of 16 events tonight, but Denison took home 18 of 20 events during the three-day championship to tie the record for most events
won accomplished by Kenyon back in 1986. The women finished with a team score of 1,766 to edge Kenyon for the second straight year; the
Ladies tallied 1,520 points after touching first in two events. Wooster battled it out with Wittenberg for third place with 964 and 827, respectively.

The Big Red men won 10 events en route to 1,678 points to also edge the Lords for the second straight year. Kenyon earned second place with
1,529 points followed by Wabash in third with 815.5 points. Allegheny was 16 points shy of third place, coming in fourth with a score of 799.

Denison senior Olivia Zaleski (Corry, PA/Corry Area) became the first women’s swimmer to be voted Female Swimmer of the Year three years in
a row. Zaleski concluded her career with 19 NCAC titles, the second most in conference history. The Big Red also snagged Female Diver of the
Year honors as Samantha Salas (Fairfax, VA/Robinson Secondary) swept the three- and one-meter events to earn her second Diver of the Year
award. Her mentor, Jason Glorious, was voted Women’s Diving Coach of the Year.

In other women’s action, Denison’s Emily Schroeder (Fisher’s IN/Hamilton Southeastern) registered her second NCAC record of the weekend in
the 200 backstroke. She posted an “A” cut time of 2:00.82 for the victory. Kenyon’s Lauren Brady (Kingsboro, Mass./Phillips Exeter) reset the
200 butterfly record in the preliminaries, only to do it again in the finals with a time of 2:03.05.

The Big Red ran away with the Male Swimmer of the Year and Men’s and Women’s Coach of the Year. Jake Lewing (Yardley, PA/Pennsbury) won
three events and tallied two second-place finishes to earn Male Swimmer of the Year. Gregg Parini, both the men’s and women’s swimming coach
at Denison, was voted Coach of the Year by his peers in both the men’s and women’s meets. This was his eighth award for the women and his
fifth for the men; it was the fourth time he swept both awards at a single championship.

The men’s diving awards belonged to Wooster. Luke Knezevic (Lake Bluff, IL/Lake Forest) captured the one-meter competition with a score of
449.70 on Thursday and then won the three-meter board (455.95) on Friday to be voted Male Diver of the Year. The Fighting Scots men’s diving
coach, Eric Hashke was named Diving Coach of the Year.