A Page -- Feb. 9, 2010


ECAC All-Academic selection 

Jarred Smith of Gilmour and 

Pepper Pike emerging as a key 

scorer for Brown University

Feb. 9, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




While his brother Brandon is enjoying a great season along with Rocky River native Carter Camper at No. 1 ranked Miami, Gilmour alumnus and Pepper Pike non-school-year resident Jarred Smith has also enjoyed a fine college hockey career the past two seasons at Brown.


Smith adjusted quickly to the college game and Ivy League caliber of it after a fine career with the Lancers and one year of juniors with the Bridgewater Bandits in the Eastern Junior Hockey League in New England.


He started off his sophomore year three months ago by sending a nice pass that appeared to be headed for a goal, but on the ensuing shot by a teammate it that needed a sterling save by the goalie to prevent it from being the only goal in regulation, in a tight defensive struggle with ninth-ranked Princeton that the Bears eventually won in overtime, 1-0.

GA alum Jarred Smith


Yale was also ranked ninth when meeting Brown this week. After the Dogs took a 1-0 lead, Smith skated behind the net and sent up a pass that enabled the Bears to score a power-play goal and tie it. However, Brown wound up losing 6-5 in overtime.


The Bears hit a rough spot this year with a six-game losing streak and seven-game winless skid around the Thanksgiving Holidays but snapped out of it with a five-game winning streak leading into the Christmas Holidays including their first league win, 4-1, over Harvard in which Smith scored the game’s first goal, coming in the first period, giving his club a lead it would never lose. After winning the puck in a battle behind the Harvard net, Smith passed up to senior Jordan Pietrus at the top of the left circle. Pietrus spun around and floated a shot towards the net, where Smith deflected the puck past Richter from the left side of the crease for his second goal of the year.


In the fourth win in that streak, Smith had an assist on what turned out to be the winning goal in a 2-1 conquest over third-ranked Quinnipiac.


Brown hit another five-game losing streak to start the New Year, but Smith was right there when the Bears snapped the streak two weeks ago with a 3-2 win over Clarkson.  He scored his fourth goal this season in a three-goal first period that stood for the rest of the night.


As a freshman at Brown in 2008-2009: Smith was a valuable member of the power-play and penalty-kill. Appearing in 30 games, Smith finished with 7 points (4g, 3a), including two power-play goals and one game-winning goal.


Last year Smith made his collegiate debut in the Bears' season opener against #10 Princeton. Shortly thereafter, he notched his first career point with an assist in 5-4 win over Union and followed that by earning his first career power-play point with an assist in 1-1 tie at Harvard.


His fist career goal at Brown was one to remember. It eventually turned out to be the game-winner in Brown’s 4-1 win at Colgate, marking the first time the Bears had won in Hamilton since 1993.


After the big lamplighter in Hamilton, Smith stayed hot that weekend, scoring Brown's only goal the next night at Cornell, making it a 2-1game early in the third period, in a comeback that fell just short.


That weekend caught the eyes of the hockey brass around the Ivy Leagues and ECAC. It earned him ECAC Rookie of the Week in the league’s release following the Colgate/Cornell trip.


He was opportunistic and timely again when he scored his second career power-play goal to tie the Dartmouth game at 2-2.


Among the other things last year included an assist on the power-play at RPI, the game-tying goal 55 seconds after Colgate had taken a 3-2 lead in 3-3 tie with the Raiders.


His most important accomplishment of all is that he was one of 24 Bears named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic Squad.


During his year between high school and college, Smith was a 2008 EJHL All-Star while playing for the Bandits, Smith was second on the team in scoring with 50 points, while leading the team with 25 goals and 11 power-play goals as an assistant captain ... Finished the 2007 season with 40 points, distributed evenly between goals and assists.


On the prep team at GA, he  was the team's and the league's (MPHL) leading scorer as a senior while garnering team MVP honors and First Team All-League honors as a senior at Gilmour.

Yellow Jacket wrestlers 

defeat rival John Carroll, 

25-20, on Seniors’ Night; 

win is only the second

ever over the Streaks by 

B-W team and first in 

nearly 20 years

By Nick Minerd

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College wrestling team won four of the night’s last five matches with two pins en route to a 25-20 victory over Ohio Athletic Conference and Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll University on Senior’s Night tonight(Tuesday, February 9, 2010) at the Urspung Gymnasium in Berea.

With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 5-13 overall and 1-5 in the OAC and next compete on Saturday February 20 at the OAC Championship Tournament at Mount Union College. With the loss, John Carroll falls to 5-7 overall and 2-4 in the OAC.

Prior to the match, the College honored seniors 141- pounder Eric Schubert (Oberlin) and 184-pounder Cody Quick (Mount Vernon) for their hard-work and dedication over the past four years.

Eric Schubert

For the Yellow Jackets, junior 133-pounder Phil Payne (Orange Village/ Orange) won by forfeit. Junior Korey Leonhard (Kinsman/Pymatuning Valley) moved from his usual 157 pound weight class and won by a 3-2 decision at 165 pounds. Junior Andrew Scavuzzo (Cuyahoga Falls/ Woodridge) followed with a pin in 6:34.

Junior 197- pounder Tristan Stoll (Milan/ Edison) pinned his opponent in 6:01 to give the Yellow Jackets a 21-20 lead and sophomore heavyweight Ryan Jones Uniontown/ Lake) sealed the deal with a 10-2 major decision in the final match of the night.

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St. Ed alum Connor Suba

The OAC Tournament will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 20 at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance. Last season, B-W placed fifth overall and qualified Scavuzzo for the NCAA National Championship Meet.

FINAL SCORE:  Baldwin-Wallace -- 24, John Carroll -- 20

125 lbs: Greg Stolfer (JCU) dec. Tyler Erwin (B-W), 4-1

133 lbs: Phil Payne (B-W) win by forfeit

141 lbs: David Malkus (JCU) dec.Eric Schubert (B-W), 4-2

149 lbs: Connor Suba (JCU) pinned Grant Steward (B-W), 1:25

157 lbs: Vinny Pizzuli (JCU) dec. Tim Levitsky (B-W), 10-5

165 lbs: Korey Leonhard (B-W) dec. Sean Gill (JCU), 3-2

174 lbs: Andrew Scavuzzo (B-W) pinned Travis Hammer (JCU), 6:34

184 lbs: Ben Adams (JCU) tech. fall Cody Quick (B-W), 17-1 (4:37)

197 lbs: Tristan Stoll (B-W) pinned Jim Nemunaitis (JCU), 6:01

285 lbs: Ryan Jones (B-W) maj. dec. Alec Barker (JCU), 10-2

Avon alumna Christina Herbst 

wins Kent State event while still 

banking eligibility year at Ashland

Feb. 9, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




Avon High alumna Christina Herbst, who is at Ashland University on a track and field scholarship, is red-shirting this year as a freshman but is permitted to compete in Division I events for the Division II Eagles and not have it count toward her eligibility and still have four years left after this indoor and outdoor seasons are complete.

Ashland University


Herbst has taken advantage of that eligibility loophole and has made the quick adjustment to the college game after setting all the throwing records at Avon, in the West Shore Conference and the district.

Avon alumna Christina Herbst (left) gives instruction to young girls
at her own track/field camp she developed as a Girl Scouts project

During this indoor season, Herbst competed as an “unattached student/athlete” at the Kent State Golden Flash Gala, winning the shot put event with a throw of 13.5 meters.

Two games on tap in the MAC tonight; 

Akron looks to make move on Kent in 

East Division race at CMU 

Feb. 09, 2010

By Jeremy Guy

MAC Men’s Basketball Daily – Tuesday, February 9

Western Michigan (13-10, 5-5 MAC) at Ohio (12-11, 3-6 MAC)

7 p.m. • Ohio leads series 61-58

• The Broncos are looking to build momentum after knocking off Bowling Green, 65-64, on David Kool’s steal and bank shot with 4.2 seconds remaining on Saturday, while the Bobcats look to bounce back after Saturday’s defeat at Eastern Michigan, 70-61. In his last five games (all vs. the MAC East), MAC Player of the Year candidate David Kool is averaging 26.6 points per game by shooting 48.9 percent from the field, 46.4 percent behind the arc and made 32-of-36 free throws. Kool has become the career leader in points at Western Michigan with 1,893 points (surpassing Manny Newsome’s record of 1,787 set in 1964), which is 15th in Mid-American Conference history... The Bobcats are led by 6-2 junior Indiana transfer Armon Bassett with 13.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists, while D.J. Cooper adds 13.3 points, 4.9 rebounds, MAC-high 5.6 assists and MAC-high 2.8 steals per game. Ohio is second in the MAC in scoring (73.0 ppg), free throw shooting (.719) and turnover margin (+3.04) and first in three-point field goal defense (.305).


Akron (17-7, 7-3 MAC) at Central Michigan (11-10, 6-3 MAC)

7 p.m. • All-MACcess • Akron leads series 24-13

• The Zips have won a MAC-best-tying 17 games (MAC East leader Kent State is also 17-7 overall) and are the only team in the league to have ended its non-conference schedule with 10 wins (10-4). The Zips have won four of their last five and five of their last seven games.  The squad posted a season-long six-game win streak from Dec. 12-Dec. 30, which tied Northern Illinois as the second-longest by a MAC team this season. Akron leads the league in field goal percentage (44.1 percent) and scoring margin (+7.5); while also ranking second in scoring defense (allowing 63.1 ppg) and third in field goal percentage defense (allowing 40.9 percent)... Jordan Bitzer needs just two points to become the 26th member in Chippewa history to score 1,000 points and Robbie Harman needs just four threes to tie the program record for made threes. With five three-point buckets, he would become the first player in school history to sink 200 treys in his career. The Chippewas are fourth in the MAC in league defense at 62.2 points per conference game, and are holding league opponents to 41.3 percent from the field, the fourth-best mark in the MAC.

Cleveland Amateur Bowling Honor Roll

Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 2/8/10


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Clinton Borgia, Cleveland, 1/29, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Steve Kowalski, 2/1, Brookgate Lanes;

Robert Wade, Cleveland, 2/10, Brookgate Lanes;

Joseph McAdams, North Olmsted, 2/1, Freeway Lanes of Parma:

Herbert Bauer, Maple Heights, 2/2, Cloverleaf Lanes;

John Strasser, Cleveland, 2/3, Seven Hills Lanes;

Dan Stelter, Parma Heights, 2/3, Red Circle Lanes;

Seth Harrison, South Euclid, 2/4, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Lou Trusnik Jr., Twinsburg, 2/4, Red Circle Lanes;

John Zahuranec Jr., Solon, 2/4, Red Circle Lanes;

Al Kan, Olmsted Township, 2/5, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

William HarrisParma, 2/5, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Dale Heise, Parma, 2/5, Brookgate Lanes;

Charles BurkeParma, 2/5, Red Circle Lanes;

John Bartow, North Olmsted, 2/6, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Paul Ressler, Bedford Heights, 2/7, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Ken Kolberg Jr., Cleveland, 2/8, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

David Patz Jr., Wickliffe, 2/8, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Scott Klista, Brunswick 2/8, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Gary Budzinski, Brooklyn Heights, 2/8, Seven Hills Lanes;

Dane Reich, Cleveland, 2/8, Seven Hills Lanes;

Randy Short, Brook Park, 2/8, Brookgate Lanes;

Jeremy Bella, Brook Park, 2/8, Brookgate Lanes;

Robert Finkovich, Brook Park, 2/8, Brookgate Lanes;

Larry Franz, Avon Lake, 2/8, Brookgate Lanes;



    299 Games

David Fievet, Cleveland, 2/1, Brookgate Lanes;

Anthony Doremus, Parma, 2/1, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Joseph Johansen Jr., Akron, 2/1, Yorktown Lanes;

Dane Reich, Cleveland, 2/1, Seven Hills Lanes;

Daniel Quiring, Parma, 2/4, Yorktown Lanes;

Charmaine Allen, Bedford, 2/7, Cloverleaf Lanes;



    298 Games

James Konczos, Cleveland, 1/25, Buckeye Lanes;



    800 Series

Jason Wenz, Garfield Heights, 2/1, Brookgate Lanes (806);

Gary Budzinski, Brooklyn Heights, 2/1, Seven Hills Lanes (813);

Dale Heise, Parma, 2/5, Brookgate Lanes (815);

Thomas Sabo, Parma Heights, 2/6, Cloverleaf Lanes (805)


Mount Union-Ohio Northern Wrestling Dual Scheduled for TONIGHT Postponed to Thursday

Feb. 9, 2010

(ALLIANCE, OH)--A winter storm heading through Ohio has forced Mount Union’s wrestling match against Ohio Northern scheduled for TONIGHT at 7:30 pm at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance to be rescheduled to Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 pm.


Stay tuned to www.muc.edu/athletics for continuing updates and information.

St. Ignatius, Toledo St. Frank tied for top 

ranking in state hockey polls; final poll to 

come out next Tuesday night

Feb. 9, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student Athlete-Cleveland Editor




COLUMBUS – The two teams that have been jockeying back and forth between No. 1 and No. 2 in the state all season long have wound up tied for the top ranking going into the last week of the season.


St. Ignatius and Toledo St. Francis both received 76 total points and four first place votes in the poll results released tonight. In the first seven polls this season, the Wildcats were No. 1 four times and the Knights three times.


The ninth and final poll comes out next Tuesday. University won the state poll championship last year. US is third this week with 56 points.


Red South champion Strongsville has jumped into the top 10, claiming the 10th spot this week with four points. Walsh and Gilmour are sixth and seventh, respectively, while Padua and St. Ed are tied for eighth.





1.-T St. Ignatius                      76 (4)
1.-T Toledo St. Francis                           76 (4)
3.    University School      58
4.    Sylvania Northview                           45
5.    Toledo St. Johns                             44
6.    Walsh Jesuit           42
7.    Gilmour Academy          30
8.-T St. Edward                      27
8.-T Padua                                  27
10.  Strongsville                                      4

Others receiving votes: Findlay, Mentor Lake Catholic, Bowling Green, Centerville and Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller 


1.    Cincinnati Sycamore            110 (5)
2.    Dublin Coffman                    109 (3)
3.    Cincinnati Arch. Moeller         99 (4)
4.    Olentangy Liberty                  97 (1)
5.    Dublin Jerome