A Page -- Feb. 3, 2011

Solon QB Chris Humphrey (S/A-Cleveland Photo by Norm Weber)

Versatile Chris Humphrey from Solon 

signs with Kent State; joins older brother 

as Student/Athlete in Division I ranks

Feb. 3, 2011

By Norm Weber

Student Athlete/Cleveland Editor


When he suits up in his Golden Flashes uniform in August, Solon’s Chris Humphrey will become the second Student/Athlete in his family to be current in playing Division I college athletics as his adjunct to studying at a large university.

Humphrey, who quarterbacked the Comets to back-to-back 10-0 regular seasons and Division I playoff berths, signed a letter of intent to play for and study at Kent State in the fall.


A mechanical engineering major, Mike Humphrey, his brother, is on the track and field team at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia. The Gamecock junior was a state qualifier in the pole vault at Solon High. 

In, 2010, he threw for 800 yards playing half games (since most of the 10 games during the regular season were out of hand by halftime) and rushed for 800 yards, leading the team in the former and ranking second in the latter.

He rushed for 15 TDs and threw for four, scoring over 100 points on the season.

Also a punt returner, Humphrey had more than 20 returns and average better than a dozen yards per return.

Defensively as a safety, he made more than 20 tackles, intercepted three passes and recovered a fumble.

Michael Humphrey

Gamecock Mike Humphrey

Versatility runs in the family. Older brother Mike vaults, does the long jump and runs hurdles for the Gamecocks.

Comets Kyle Hammonds and Jovon 

Johnson sign with OU on the "buddy 


Feb. 3, 2011

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


SOLON – Comets running back Kyle Hammonds passed up two other Mid American Conference schools to accept and invitation and sign a letter of intent to study and play football at Ohio University.


A good reason for doing so was that he will be joined by Solon High teammate Jovon Johnson on the Bobcats next season, giving OU a double-dose of Comet football. Hammonds and Johnson were on two Comet football teams (2009 and ’10) that posted 10-0 regular season records.

Johnson and Hammonds were also considering Toledo and Akron.

Hammonds led the Comets in rushing with nearly 1,500 yards and 19 touchdowns. He also led the team in scoring with over 100 points.


Johnson ranked among the top four tacklers on the team with nearly 100 tackles and also had two interceptions and was a part of Defensive Coordinator Ed Bubonic’s defensive unit that posted four shutouts and three other games in which it gave up only a touchdown.

Arnold Sports Festival set for first week 

in March, in Columbus again

Mark calendars to go the Arnold Sports Festival March 3-6  -http://www.arnoldsportsfestival.com  and to run/walk the Arnold 5K - March - 6th -http://www.runohio.com/read_new/mark-your-calendar-runwalk-arnold-5k-march-6th-downtown-columbus   

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jim Lorimer held the first-annual Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic in 1989. Today the Arnold Sports Festival is recognized as the largest multi-sport festival in the nation and the greatest sports-fitness experience of a lifetime.  I am co-director of the Arnold 5K Pump and Run which has sold out again this year .

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Trinity High has opening for girls' soccer coach

Trinity High School is seeking a varsity assistant girls soccer coach.

The competitive D-II team returns 11 seniors for 2011 and has a sizable incoming freshman group. Experience working with youth and teaching footskills, and working with goalkeepers desired. Paid position. Must be available all days for after-school practices & games, summer camps, fundraiser, etc. 

Please send info to Head Coach Calvin Jefferson trinityfutbol@aol.com.


Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 2/4/11


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Dan Guinn, Brook Park, 1/19, Brookgate Lanes;

Edmond Kotonski, Cleveland, 1/20, Red Circle Lanes;

Kurt Latarski, Brook Park, 1/25, Yorkton Lanes;

Michael Lesjak, Westlake, 1/26, Buckeye Lanes;

Marty Ferian, Strongsville, 1/26, Buckeye Lanes;

Raymond Iachini Jr., North Ridgeville, 1/27, Buckeye Lanes;

Jim TaylorParma, 1/27, Yorktown Lanes:

Jim Taylor, Parma, 1/27, Yorktown Lanes 2nd:

Russell Campbell, North Royalton, 1/28, Bradnan’s Recreation;

Ed Streich, Strongsville, 1/28, Bradnan’s Recreation;

Travis Podorac, Cleveland, 1/28, Buckeye Lanes;

James Ponyicky, Medina, 1/28, Buckeye Lanes;

Jim Taylor, Parma, 1/28, Red Circle Lanes;

Richard Soeder, Berea, 1/30, Seven Hills Lanes;

Scott Hubler, Middleburg Heights, 1/30, Red Circle Lanes;

Nick Keserich, Strongsville. 2/3, Seven Hills Lanes;


    299 Games

David Demaline, Avon, 1/24, Buckeye Lanes;

Matt Fleming, Parma, 2/4, Freeway Lanes of Parma;


    298 Games


    800 Series

Matthew RobinsonStrongsville, 1/25, Yorktown Lanes (802);

William Wagner, Lakewood, 1/26, Freeway Lanes of Parma (806);

Jim Taylor, Parma, 1/27, Yorktown Lanes (830):

Matt Fleming, Parma, 2/4, Freeway Lanes of Parma (806);

Mentor's Rogers and Chagrin's Caiola Post Big Nights, But Storm Women Fall at Home to Hillsdale, 66-60

By Kyle Akins

PAINESVILLE --  Juniors Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) and Jen Caiola (South Russell, Ohio/Chagrin Falls) combined for 38 points but an impressive display from beyond the arc, including a pair of back-breaking three’s late in the second half by Marissa DeMott, allowed Hillsdale College to escape with a  66-60 win over the Lake Erie College women’s basketball team tonight (Feb. 3) at the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic & Wellness Center.

Mentor's Rogers (left) and South Russell's Caiola

Rogers led all scorers with 20 points, her second straight game in the 20’s.  She also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked six shots for the Storm (2-16, 1-11 GLIAC).

Caiola scored 18, including a pair of three-pointers. But as a team, the Storm struggled from deep, going just two-of-13 (15.4%).  Lake Erie was also unusually off from the foul line, hitting on 16-of-25, 64%.  LEC was 21-of-58 (36.2%) overall.

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Yeomen Snap Skid With Overtime Win at Allegheny; first OC win in Meadville in 16 years
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Meadville, Pa. – Rookie Emmanuel Lewis hit four free throws in the closing seconds and five players scored in double figures as the Oberlin College men’s basketball team snapped a 19-game losing streak by defeating Allegheny College 72-68 in overtime tonight. 

The victory also marked the first win for the Yeomen against the Gators since February 16, 2005 and their first in Meadville since 1995. 

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Shooting Struggles Plague Yeowomen; Westlake's Ryan scores 11 for Gators
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2/3/2011 9:58:07 PM
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Meadville, Pa.
 – The Oberlin College women’s basketball team couldn’t overcome a slow start as it fell to Allegheny College 80-37 on Thursday night the David V. Wise Center. 

The Gators came out scorching hot, while the Yeowomen were colder than the weather outside. It took nearly 11 minutes before Oberlin finally got on the board to make it 23-3. 
Westlake High alumna Ann Ryan

Westlake High alumna Ann Ryan missed only one shot out of the six she threw up at the basket, scoring 11 points and grabbing four rebounds in only 12 minutes of action for the Gators.

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Musky's men's hoops team tops Mount

February 3, 2011 

By Lenny Reich

ALLIANCE -- As Northeast Ohio recovers from a two-day arctic blast outside, the Mount Union men's basketball team went cold inside as the Purple Raiders scored a season-low 17 first half points in a 69-62Ohio Athletic Conference loss to Muskingum tonight in Alliance.

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Hiram’s Basketball Hangs On To Defeat The College of Wooster; Lakewood's Kovach, Crestwood's Cowan lead Terrier scorers; Brunswick's Durichko has game-high 9 assists

February 3, 2011

HIRAM  –  The Hiram College women’s basketball team came out on top in a 64-60 victory against The College of Wooster tonight (Thursday, Feb. 3) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Price Gymnasium.  [Game Stats]

L to R -- Cowan, Kovach, Durichko

Hiram had four players score in double-digits with Jess Cowan and sophomore guard Chelsea Kovach (Lakewood) scoring 13 points each.  Kovach also pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.  Junior guard Tiffany Shields (Bedford Heights/Bedord) was second at 12 points and Durichko added 10 points.

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Durichko also dished out a game-high nine assists and is just three assists away from tying the Hiram single-season all-time mark.

Euclid's/B-W's Devon Jennings, 

Massillon's Partridge, South's Russ head 

up list of two dozen local Student/Athlete 

signings at Notre Dame

Feb. 3, 2011

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


SOUTH EUCLID – Euclid’s Devon Jennings heads up the list of transfers and high school seniors who just signed letters of intent to study and play football at Division II NCAA-soon-to-be Notre Dame College.

Jennings had been studying at Baldwin-Wallace and playing football, but Falcon coach Adam Howard was able to snatch him away from the school where he was named Ohio Athletic Conference Assistant Coach of the Year his final season and, “head east, young man,” in contrast to the Horace Greeley expression.


Jennings spent time on both sides of the ball for the Yellow Jackets, playing wide receiver on offense and defensive back when the Gold and Brown did not have the ball.

Another key transfer is Massillon High’s Robert Partridge, who Howard convinced to “go north, young man.” Howard, who played quarterback for the Tigers, was in Oxford at Miami University in the fall.

Robert Partridge


At Massillon High, the 6-foot-2, 215-pounder, was named All-Ohio in his senior season (2009) when he threaded through defenses to the tune of 2,631 passing yards and 22 touchdowns.

Partridge will get competition from high school senior Ray Russ, who threw for nearly 3,000 yards and 41 touchdowns at Willoughby South, breaking Lake County records.

“To bring in first-year players the caliber of Ray Russ on the offensive side of the ball and Hayden Davis on defense is exciting,” said Howard. “These guys can be big contributors at the next level, and our coaches are looking forward to helping them and all the guys reach their fullest potential, on and off the field.”

Coach Howard

Others signing were Brunswick’s Ray Brown, Wadsworth’s Jake Crowley, Fairview’s Sean Dobrzeniecki, Garfield’s (Akron) Rod Gist, Medina’s Bo Graf, Cleveland’s Chris Harvey (by way of Walsh U.), Euclid’ Carshawn Jackson (by way of Akron U.),  South’s Tyler Lindgren, CVCA’s Pete Meadows, Bedford’s Ray Macon, North’s Ante Lozancic, Marlington’s Nate Manos, Brooklyn’s Kyle Naida, Woodridge’s Dan Pannino, Massillon High’s Aaron Robey and Brian Robinson, Mentor’s Matt Urbas and Colt Wallace, and Shaw’s Micah White.

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Chardon High alumna Erin Hollinger 

earns Academic All District as three-

sport S/A at Case Reserve

Feb. 3, 2011