A Page -- Jan. 10, 2012


Sommer, Kokitka, Asadorian reach 20-win mark as Olmsted Falls still perfect at 18-0

The Olmsted Falls Wrestling Team moved to 18-0 on the season over the weekend with hard fought victories over Kenston 37-22, and Sandusky Perkins 38-23.  

Over the break the team also scored well at the 40 Team Medina Invitational placing 6th in Division I and placed 4 Wrestlers in Sr. Nick Asadorian 3rd (126), Nick Sommer 6th (160), Kyle Kokitka 6th (170), and David Lance 7th (106)  The team will host undefeated Brecksville this Friday Night at 7:00 p.m.  Brecksville is on a 4 year dual meet winning streak.

Olmsted Falls has won the Findlay Duals and Bowling Green Duals, with the most notable dual meet victory over Oregon Clay.

"We battled hard Saturday against two solid teams," said Coach Bill McGrain.  "The first match after the winter break is always a transition, and we now look forward to the next three weeks of competition before we hit the stretch run.  The kids are wrestling with a lot of heart.  We have jacked up the schedule this year, and the kids have responded well."

Top Records:
113 Chase DuPratt 18-3
126 Nick Asadorian 21-3
138 Alex Bevilacqua 12-5
160 Nick Sommer 23-4
170 Kyle Kokitka 21-4
195 Travis Devericks 16-5
Hwt Jordan Lee 15-5

Medina's Klucar invited to World Deaf 


PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College junior pole vaulter Eric Klucar (Medina, Ohio/Highland) has been invited to represent Team USA at the 2012 World Deaf Athletics Championships to be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 15-21.  This is the second year of the event.

"I am really excited about being selected for the team and for the opportunity to participate in the Deaf Championships," said Klucar, who lost his hearing as a toddler while undergoing chemotherapy to battle cancer.  "It is a tremendous honor to be able to represent our country at an international competition."

Klucar was selected based on his performances in the pole vault during his first two collegiate seasons.  As a sophomore, Klucar set a personal best by clearing 16' during the indoor season which qualified him for the 2011 NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field National Championships in Albuquerque, N.M.  He also has a best jump of 15' 3" outdoors, set as a freshman.

It was at the national meet where Klucar first learned about the opportunity to participate as part of the USA Deaf Track and Field (USADTF) team, a centrally-governed organization for deaf athletes nationwide affiliated with both the United States of America Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF) and United States of America Track and Field (USATF). 

"During the event, I was speaking with another vaulter who had a friend compete for the (USADTF) team and said it was a great program that his friend really liked. He urged me to look into it," Klucar said.  "I have since been in contact with the president of the organization and the vault coach as well."

A strong performance this year for the Storm can better position Klucar for a spot on the team.  Though he knows that if he achieves his goals during the college seasons, then a spot near the top of the national team will follow.

"I want to make it back to nationals and work towards being an All-American," he said. "My teammates and our coaches push me in training and I owe a lot of my success to them.  I just want to push myself and do better each time out."

"This is a great individual honor for Eric and we're really proud of him being selected to represent the United States at an international event," said head coach Bryan Harmon.  "He still needs to perform well during the college season to guarantee himself a spot and I think that, as well as the desire to go back to nationals, will give him something to strive for and work hard to achieve."

CSU to host Green Bay on ESPNU

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland State will host Green Bay at 8:00 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 20) in a game that will be shown live on ESPNU. The game time was officially announced on Monday (Jan. 9) morning after the match-up won the Facebook poll run by ESPN Home Court that ran for five days.

CSU is back in action on Friday (Jan. 13) when the Vikings play at 7:00 p.m. at Butler in a game that will be shown on ESPNU.

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Horizon League Men's Basketball Weekly Notes

This Week in the Horizon League:

Thursday, Jan. 12
Detroit at Green Bay                           8 p.m. (Horizon League Network | HorizonLeague.com)

Wright State at Milwaukee                 8 p.m. (Horizon League Network | HorizonLeague.com)


Friday, Jan. 13

Cleveland State at Butler                    7 p.m. (ESPNU)
Youngstown State at Valparaiso         8:05 p.m. (Horizon League Network | HorizonLeague.com)


Saturday, Jan. 14

Wright State at Green Bay                  2 p.m. (Horizon League Network Game of the Week | ESPN3)

Loyola at UIC                                         4 p.m. (Horizon League Network | HorizonLeague.com)

Detroit at Milwaukee                          8 p.m. (Horizon League Network | HorizonLeague.com)


Sunday, Jan. 15

Youngstown State at Butler                2 p.m. (Horizon League Network | HorizonLeague.com)

Cleveland State at Valparaiso             2:35 p.m. (Horizon League Network | HorizonLeague.com)


Guaranteed (Almost) Excitement

The first three weeks of Horizon League play have been arguably the most competitive in conference history. Consider:

·         Through the first 27 games of conference play, 15 have been within a single possession during the final minute of regulation. After Friday night thrillers between Butler-Wright State and Valparaiso-Detroit, Milwaukee knocked off Green Bay at the buzzer on Saturday.

·         Through the first three weeks of League play, the average margin of victory stands at 7.4 points per game.

·         Entering the fourth week of conference action, six teams are within 1 game of first place; last year, the League saw its first three-way tie for the regular season championship.

·         This week, those six teams play five games against one another, beginning with Wright State’s (4-2 Horizon League) trip to Milwaukee (4-1 HL) on Thursday.

·         Trips by Cleveland State and Youngstown State to Butler and Valparaiso comprise the other four matchups of teams in the top six in the standings.

·         The taut contests are just one of the reasons why Horizon League teams have found NCAA Tournament success, holding a 7-year winning streak.


On The Tube

·         The place to be in college basketball on Friday night is Hinkle Fieldhouse, where Cleveland State (4-1 Horizon League) takes on Butler (3-2 HL) on ESPNU at 7 p.m. ET.

·         The Horizon League Network Game of the Week is syndicated across the Midwest and on ESPN3, with Green Bay (2-3 HL) welcoming Wright State to the Resch Center at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday.

·         The HLN Game of the Week is carried live and in HD across the Midwest with Jim Barbar and Joel Cornette on the call. Affiliates are on Page 10.  ESPN3 will also carry the feed of the game live.


Anywhere You Go

·         All Horizon League conference games are available on the Horizon League Network for free at HorizonLeague.com. Additionally, fans can watch the game on any iOS or Android device for the one-time cost of $1.99 for the entire season.


Upcoming Games

·         Five games this week feature teams within 1 game of first place meeting, beginning with Thursday’s featuring Wright State (9-9, 4-2 Horizon) at Milwaukee (11-6, 4-1 Horizon) at 8 p.m. ET on the Horizon League Network. Cleveland State (14-3, 4-1 Horizon) and Youngstown State (9-6, 4-1 Horizon) head on the road to meet Butler (9-8, 3-2 Horizon) and Valparaiso (10-7, 3-2 Horizon) in the other four matchups this weekend.

·         ESPNU continues its Friday night Horizon League coverage with a marquee game between Cleveland State at Butler, a rematch from last year’s tournament semifinal.

·         The Horizon League Network Game of the Week features the League’s last unbeaten team at home hosting one of the conference’s hottest teams when Green Bay (6-9, 2-3 Horizon) welcoming Wright State (9-9, 4-2 Horizon) on Saturday. ESPN3 will also have the feed of the syndicated game, which tips at 2 p.m. ET.


The Week That Was

·         Four more Horizon League games came down to the wire, with Valparaiso and Milwaukee each hitting shots at the buzzer to knock off Detroit and Green Bay, respectively. At the Nutter Center, Butler dodged Wright State’s attempt at the buzzer-beater to win. Youngstown State needed overtime to get past Loyola to start the weekend.

·         Detroit snapped a 10-game losing streak to Butler, playing up to its potential in a 76-65 victory. Among teams that played two League games, road teams were 0-4 in the second half of the trip, with Loyola, UIC, Butler and Valparaiso all falling.


League Notes

·         For the first time since the preseason polls, no Horizon League team is receiving votes in the AP or USA Today/ESPN Coaches Polls. Cleveland State had been picking up votes in both polls after its win at Vanderbilt to open the year.

·         Through Jan. 8, the Horizon League is rated as the 13th-strongest conference in the nation, per RPIRatings.com. Since 2007, the League’s average final RPI ranking is 12. Cleveland State is presently the League’s highest rated team in terms of RPI, sitting at 70.

·         For the third straight year, and sixth time in 12 seasons, Butler was tabbed as the preseason favorite in the Horizon League.

·         14 players who starred in the Horizon League last season are presently in Europe pursuing a professional career or waiting for the resumption of the NBA season to begin the year.

·         The Horizon League owns the longest winning streak in the NCAA Tournament among non-Power 6 conferences, having won a tournament game in each of the last 7 years.


Butler Bulldogs (9-8, 3-2 Horizon)

·         The Bulldogs have had a 107-47 advantage in bench scoring in their last four Horizon League games. Sophomore Khyle Marshall has been a big reason for that, scoring 14 points at Wright State and 11 at Detroit.

·         In each of Butler’s three League wins, Andrew Smith has played a key role down the stretch, knocking down key three-pointers, including two against Wright State.

·         The Bulldogs have had 8 different players lead the team in scoring in the last 10 games. Ronald Nored (3), Smith (3), Chase Stigall, Marshall, Roosevelt JonesKameron Woods, Chrishawn Hopkins and Erik Fromm have all taken honors.

·         Nored has climbed to fifth on the Butler career assists chart with 375. The senior stands in a tie for third on Butler’s all-time list for steals with 176. Nored also gave Butler its second straight Lowe’s Senior CLASS nominee, earning the honor this season. In 2011, Matt Howard was a finalist for the honor.

·         Butler has won at least 26 games in five consecutive seasons. Butler’s 155 wins over the past five-plus years are a school and Horizon League record. The Bulldogs are part of the Horizon League’s seven-year winning streak in NCAA Tournament play, claiming victories in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011.


Cleveland State Vikings (14-3, 4-1 Horizon)

·         Cleveland State held Loyola to 48 points on Saturday, the fourth team to score less than 50 points against the Vikings this year.  The Vikings notched a season-high 20 assists (on 26 baskets) in the win over Loyola.

·         The Vikings have gone 48-of-100 (.480) from three-point over the last five games, hitting at least 10 three’s in four of the five games. Senior Jeremy Montgomery has gone 18-for-30 from beyond the three-point arc over his last four games. With 185 career triples, Montgomery is second place all-time at CSU.

·         Freshman guard Sebastian Douglas will miss the rest of the season after injuring his left knee. It is the same knee he injured in May of 2010 that forced him to redshirt last year Freshman Marlin Mason was slated to redshirt this year, but injuries forced him into action last week. In his two games, Mason averaged 3.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.5 minutes per game

·         The Vikings are 7-0 in games decided by five points or less and are 8-2 in road/neutral games this season.


Detroit Titans (8-10, 2-4 Horizon)

·         Detroit snapped a 10-game losing streak to Butler with a 76-65 win Sunday, leading wire-to-wire.

·         The Titans hit season-high-tying nine triples and tied another season high with eight blocked shots in the Butler win.

·         Senior LaMarcus Lowe swatted four shots Sunday to move into fourth place all-time on UDM’s career list (127).        

·         Sophomore Ray McCallum was named one of 20 finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, given annually to the nation’s top point guard. McCallum, who is averaging 15.0 ppg and 3.5 apg, has scored in double figures in all but two games this year. A Preseason Wooden Award Watch List and Preseason Naismith Trophy honoree, the sophomore spent the summer with USA Basketball’s World University Games team. The youngest member of the team, McCallum appeared in all 8 contests, averaging 4.5 ppg while collecting 8 rebounds and 7 assists (2 turnovers).

·         Detroit honored former Head Coach Dick Vitale on Dec. 5, dedicating “Dick Vitale Court” at Calihan Hall before knocking off St. John’s, 69-63, before a national television audience on ESPN2.


Green Bay Phoenix (6-9, 2-3 Horizon)

·         Green Bay dropped its three games on a recent road trip against Butler, Valpo and Milwaukee by a combined eight points.

·         Freshman Keifer Sykes scored a career-high 20 points against Milwaukee, the third time in the last five games he scored 17 or more points.

·         Sophomore Alec Brown had five blocks against the Panthers. He has blocked five or more shots in four games this season.

·         Brown now has 109 career blocks and with three more will move into fourth place on the program’s all-time list.

·         With 16 years of experience among 14 players, the Phoenix are the 13th-youngest team in the country. Green Bay will be working in six newcomers to the roster, along with Terry Johnson, who practiced with the team last year after transferring from Illinois State.


Loyola Ramblers (5-11, 0-6 Horizon)

·         Loyola’s 0-6 start to Horizon League action is its worst since opening the 1995-96 conference slate with seven straight losses.

·         Senior forward Walt Gibler needs 58 points for 1,000 in his career and 28 rebounds for 500 in his career. Only 17 players in Loyola history have totaled both 1,000 points and 500 boards. Gibler has scored in double digits in each of his last 10 appearances, averaging 16.4 ppg, 8.2 rpg and 1.4 apg over that span.

·         The 2011-12 season has been one of streaks for Loyola. The Ramblers have experienced a four-game winning streak, along with losing slides of four games on a pair of occasions, as well as a three-game slide.

·         Junior Ben Averkamp and Gibler have been a dynamic scoring and rebounding duo for Loyola this year, so much so that they are accounting for 29.3 ppg and 13.9 rebounds per contest. Those figures account for 52 percent of the team’s scoring and 43 percent of its rebounding.

·         The Ramblers boast two Pre-Med majors on their roster; both Walt Gibler and Ben Averkamp have designs on becoming doctors following the conclusion of their basketball careers. Averkamp averaged a team-best 12.0 points per game last year, while Gibler chipped in 9.4 ppg.


Milwaukee Panthers (11-6, 4-1 Horizon)

·         After Saturday’s 64-63 buzzer-beating win over Green Bay, Milwaukee is now 5-1 this season in games decided by 5 points or less.

·         Kaylon Williams’ three at the buzzer to win the game against Green Bay is the first buzzer-beater for Milwaukee since Deion James beat UIC with a 3 in 2009. Tone Boyle did hit a jumper with a little over two seconds left to beat Northern Iowa last season, while Williams also had a three at the horn that sent the game at Detroit to overtime last season.

·         With 12 assists at Western Michigan, Williams has eclipsed 7 or more assists in a game eight times this season.

·         The Panthers are holding opponents to 24.3 percent shooting from three-point range, ranking second in the nation. Milwaukee is holding opponents to 58.8 points per game on the year, ranking 32nd nationally.

·         Milwaukee attempted a season-high 36 three-pointers at Western Michigan, then tried just 14 against Green Bay. That is the lowest tally the Panthers have had since a win over IUPUI in November.


UIC Flames (5-11, 1-5 Horizon)

·         UIC’s men’s basketball team has seen no shortage of nail biters this season, playing a total of eight games decided by five points or less, including in four of its Horizon League contests. 

·         Sophomore forward Hayden Humes, a first-year transfer from Toledo, has made at least one three-pointer in 10-of his last 13 games, and currently ranks second in the Horizon League with a 46.3 shooting percentage from beyond the arc.

·         UIC is averaging 6.4 made three-point field goals per game this season, the fourth-best mark in the Horizon League. The Flames have converted at least five threes in 12 games, and their top-two three-point shooting performances (9 at Green Bay, 10 vs. Detroit) have taken place during Horizon League play.  In the Howard Moore era, the Flames have drilled 248 threes, an average of 5.3 triples per game.

·         UIC, which enters Saturday’s game against rival Loyola ranked third in the Horizon League in rebounding margin (+2.9), has out-rebounded 10-of its 16 opponents this season, including three-of its six conference foes.  The Flames also rank second in the League in offensive rebounds (13.3 rpg).

·         UIC turned over the majority of its roster in the offseason, bringing in nine newcomers for head coach Howard Moore’s second season. Seven of the newcomers are true freshmen, with four hailing from the Chicagoland area and two coming from Dallas.


Valparaiso Crusaders (10-7, 3-2 Horizon)

·         Valparaiso has played five games decided by three points or less in its last seven outings, including its 73-71 win at Detroit in which Erik Buggs hit a game-winning layup at the buzzer.

·         Junior Ryan Broekhoff has turned into the Horizon League’s Swiss Army Knife, ranking in the top 10 in seven different Horizon League categories. Broekhoff posted his eighth double-double of the year with 18 points and 14 boards at Wright State.

·         Shooting 56.2 percent inside the three-point arc, Valparaiso ranks second in the nation in two-point field goal percentage. Junior Kevin Van Wijk has led the way, going 80-for-129 (62.0 percent) from the field.

·         Junior Will Bogan hit a Valpo season-high seven 3-pointers in win over Detroit and set a new career high with 23 points.

·         Two members of the Crusaders played in the World University Games. Broekhoff represented Australia, tying for team-high scoring honors in averaging 10.9 points per game. Richie Edwards paced the New Zealand squad and ranked third overall among all tournament players with an average of 20.1 points per game.


Wright State Raiders (9-9, 4-2 Horizon)

·         Wright State rebounded to win its fifth game in six tries, knocking off Valparaiso, 73-55, on Sunday.

·         Since his return from an injury suffered versus Cincinnati, junior Julius Mays is averaging 21.5 ppg over six games. The junior eclipsed 20 points in both games last weekend, posting 24 against Butler and 21 versus Valpo.

·         Junior Armond Battle surpassed his previous career high of 12 points with 23 against Valparaiso.

·         Both Mays and freshman Reggie Arceneaux posted career highs versus Idaho. Mays had 28, including the game-winning shot at the buzzer, while Arceneaux added 19. The duo accounted for all 11 Wright State points in overtime.

·         The Raiders are the sixth-youngest men’s basketball team in Division I this year. Wright State averages 0.87 years of experience per player on its roster, matching that of UNC-Wilmington. Eight newcomers dot the Wright State roster, including seven true freshmen. In total, 11 players on the Raiders roster are listed as underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores).


Youngstown State Penguins (9-6, 4-1 Horizon)

·         Youngstown State is off to its best start in conference play since joining the Horizon League. At 9-6, the Penguins are off to their best start since the 2000-01 season.

·         With its 68-64 overtime win against Loyola, Youngstown State recorded the 1,000th win in program history.

·         At 9.3 three-pointers per game, the Penguins rank seventh in the NCAA. Hitting 38.6 percent of those attempts, Youngstown State ranks 42nd in the nation.

·         Junior Blake Allen leads the three-point attack, hitting 47-of-109 attempts this year. Allen is 11th nationally with 3.1 per game and 34th with a 43.1 percent mark.

·         Junior Damian Eargle has 154 career blocks,  second in the Youngstown State record book. His 63 blocks this season already ranks fourth on the single season chart. Eargle is third in the country averaging 4.2 blocks per game.

Ryan Kordish's 400 series leads North Ridgeville to win over North Olmsted

In the battle of the county line last night in a bowling match between North Olmsted and North Ridgeville held at Strikeout Lanes in Wellington, the Rangers were a 20-pin winner. 
North Ridgeville
Glenn Waligora 151 - (151)
Logan Gedeon - 204 (204)
Tyler Davis - 224 (224)
Alex Scullin 175 - (175)
Joe Peterson 185-191(387)
Ryan Kordish 190-210 (400)
Alex Gravely 196-191(387)
Baker Games 195-148 (343)
Game 1  1092
Game 2  1168
Grand Total Pins  2260
North Olmsted
Matt McKenzie 211-202 (413)
Brendan Busse - 177 (177)
Zac Novak 191-246 (437)
Marc Ortner 139 - (139)
David Web 151-224(375)
Adam Krzeminski - -
S.A.W. 1 161
S.A.W. 2 138
Baker Games 187-193 (380)
Game 1  1040
Game 2 1180
Grand Total Pins 2220
Junior Varsity
North Ridgeville
Caleb Barbosa 159-178(337)
Donny Ciryak 136 - (136)
Nico Dennis 220-224(444)
Joey Casement 158-189 (347)
Joe Harnden 171 - (171)
Zack Pulvino - 186 (186)
C.J. Schneider - - (-)
S.A.W. - 128 (128)
Baker Games 171-179 (350)
Game 1 1015
Game 2 1084
Grand Total PIns 2099
North Olmsted
Robert Callam 174-147(321)
Kevin Bunoh 140-98 (238)
Joshua Gilchrist 156-155(311)
Sam Kessler 265-160(425)
Pat McCarthy 135-191(326)
Matt McKensie -
Adam Krzeminski -
Baker Games 178-152(330)
Game 1 1048
Game 2 903
Grand Total Pins 1951

Mount Union eighth in Keen Duals

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The No. 24 ranked Mount Union wrestling team finished eighth at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals after a 24-13 loss to No. 7 ranked St. John's (Minn.) Sunday in Springfield, Ill.

The Purple Raiders won three of the first four matches to take a 10-3 lead.  Those wins included a major decision victory by senior Josh Malave (Rocky River/Lutheran West) at 141 and a pair of decisions from freshman Brad Kress (Louisville/Louisville) at 125 and senior Kevin Shadrach (Parma/Parma) at 149.

Mount Union's only other win came from All-American senior Derick Hesson (Dexter City/Caldwell) at 285.  Hesson ranked second in the nation in the weight class went undefeated at the tourney.

The Raiders are back in action next weekend with a dual meet Saturday night (Jan. 14) against Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College before hosting the Mount Union Open Sunday (Jan. 15) at 10 am.

NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals

Seventh Place Match - #7 St. John's (Minn.) 24, #24 Mount Union 13

Match Summary 
125 Brad Kress (Mount Union) over Brian Waldron (St. John's) Dec 9-4 
133 Chad Henle (St. John's) over Bryant Roby (Mount Union) Dec 6-5 
141 Josh Malave (Mount Union) over Scott Padrnos (St. John's) Maj 12-2 
149 Kevin Shadrach (Mount Union) over Ryan Arne (St. John's) Dec 11-5 
157 Brandon Seppelt (St. John's) over Jon Garrison (Mount Union) Dec 7-5 
165 Nicholas Schuler (St. John's) over Joe Schindel (Mount Union) Pin 1:21 
174 Mathew Pfarr (St. John's) over Jeremy Hathaway (Mount Union) Dec 7-2 
184 Mitchell Hagen (St. John's) over Andy Jenkins (Mount Union) Dec 6-4 
197 Dustin Baxter (St. John's) over Unknown (Unattached) Forf 6.00
285 Derick Hesson (Mount Union) over John Scepaniak (St. John's) Dec 8-2

Heidelberg Wrestling Opens OAC Action today with John 


TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University wrestling team will open the Ohio
Athletic Conference portion of its 2011-12 schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 10 when
it hosts John Carroll University in a dual match at Seiberling Gymnasium in
Tiffin, Ohio.  The match is slated for 7:30 p.m.

Fans can follow the action live here
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The Student Princes (2-5, 0-0 OAC) are coming off an 11th-place finish at
the Citrus Open in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Dec. 29-30).  Sophomore 125-pounder
Delian Schneider (Tiffin/Columbian) highlighted the tournament for the Berg
with a fourth-place finish and a 4-2 record.  Also recording multiple
victories at the tournament were senior 125-pounder Jake Weisman (Bexley),
sophomore 141-pounder Chris Osborne (McComb), sophomore 165-pounder Jake
Cochran (West Jefferson), freshman heavyweight Tyler Smith
(Calhoun/Sonoraville) and senior heavyweight Jerry Knapp (Columbia
Station/Olmsted Falls).

John Carroll (1-1, 0-0 OAC) also last competed at the Citrus Open, where it
posted an eighth-place finish.  Terner Gott led the Blue Streaks with a
184-pound individual title, while Sean Gill and Todd Gaydosh recorded 4-1
and 4-2 records, respectively.

Following Tuesday's bout, the Berg will travel to North Manchester, Ind. to
compete in the Spartan Classic, hosted by Manchester College on Saturday,
Jan. 14.  The Student Princes OAC slate includes road matches at Muskingum
University (Jan. 31) and the University of Mount Union (Feb. 7) and home
dates against Baldwin-Wallace College (Feb. 14) and Ohio Northern University
(Feb. 17).

Heidelberg will also serve as the host institution for the 2012 OAC
Championship on Feb. 25.


Amateur Bowling Notes

Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 1/9/12


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Christian Gedeon, Aurora, 1/4, Legend Lanes;

Mario Onesko, Broadview, Heights, 1/4, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Philip Haagensen, Cleveland, 1/4, Buckeye Lanes;

Michael Walker, North Ridgeville, 1/4, Buckeye Lanes;

Michael Lestak, Westlake, 1/4, Buckeye Lanes;

Eric Lassiter, Cleveland, 12/29, Ambassador Superior;

Kyle Cwiklinski, Seven Hills, 1/5, Seven Hills Lanes;

Joseph Arcuri, Parma, 1/6, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Teroy Wade, Cleveland Heights, 1/7, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Kevin Graham, Cleveland,1/8, Buckeye Lanes;

Kurt Latarski, Brook Park, 1/8, Roseland Lanes;

John Boyd, Cleveland, 1/9, Brookgate Lanes;

Howard Stergis, Solon, 1/9, Southgate Lanes;

Michael King, Garfield Heights, 1/9, Southgate Lanes;

Rick Zaborowski, Brook Park, 1/9, Freeway Lanes of Parma;



    299 Games

Brian Furry, Cleveland, 12/13, Fairview Lanes;

Christian Gedeon, Aurora, 12/28, Legend Lanes;

Frederick Davis IV, Wickliffe, 12/29, Ambassador Superior;

Gary Jacklitch, Parma, 1/5, Seven Hills Lanes;

Alan Telling, Middleburg Heights, 1/6, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Thomas Domzalski, Maple Heights, 1/9, Maple Heights Lanes;

Tony Brooks, North Olmsted, 1/9, Southgate Lanes;



    298 Games

Dale Hoff, Olmsted Falls, 1/4, Freeway Lanes of Parma;



    800 Series

Ronald Metz,, Cleveland, 12/28, Brookgate Lanes (814);

Troy Sisely, Parma, 1/4, Seven Hills Lanes (808);

Kurt Latarski, Brook Park, 1/8, Roseland Lanes (800);

John Boyd, Cleveland, 1/9, Brookgate Lanes (824);

Anthony Seguin, Cleveland, 1/9, Brookgate Lanes 98835);

B-W, Mount Union to meet in battle of NE Ohio

Nationally ranked Mount Union (#12 D3hoops.com/#13 ESPN/USA TODAY Coaches) hosts Baldwin-Wallace in an Ohio Atheltic Conference women's basketball game Wednesday at 7:30 pm at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

The game will be broadcast LIVE on the radio on WDPN 1310 AM and simulcast online - LIVE AUDIO along with LIVE STATS

Mount Union (12-1, 5-1 OAC) has won seven-straight games and is in first place in the OAC with a half-game lead over Ohio Northern and Otterbein.  Baldwin-Wallace (9-5, 4-3 OAC) tied with with Wilmington in fourth place 1.5 games behind.  

The Purple Raiders rallied from a double-digit first half deficit then out-ran Ohio Northern to score an 85-71 victory and extend their home court win streak to 17 games.

Senior guard Kori Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) had a season-high six three-pointers and 26 points while junior point guard Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) had 25 points to lead Mount Union. 

Mount Union leads the OAC in scoring offense at 73.5 points per game and is the top defensive squad allowing just 55.2 points per game. The Raiders lead the conference with 100 three-pointers and 169 steals.

LaMattina at 16.8 points per game and Wiedt at 14.1 points per game are second and sixth respectively in the OAC in scoring.   LaMattina also leads the league in steals while Wiedt has an OAC-best 36 three-pointers.

Baldwin-Wallace has won two-straight games and stayed undefeated at home this season after a 57-50 win over Capital.  

Jessica Lairson had 13 points and Jessica Carpenter had 10 points to pace the Jackets.

The Jackets are the OAC's lowest scoring team at 56.6 points per game but tied for third in scoring defense allowing just 56.9 points per game.  B-W is also third in the conference in blocked shots with 49.

Jacket forward Catherine Spisak is tied for the conference lead in rebounding (9.6 rpg) while guard Rachel Rossman (60) is second in the OAC in assists and forward Nancy Coulter is second in blocks (15). 

Lairson from Louisville and Carpenter from North Canton lead B-W in scoring at 12.1 and 9.8 points respectively.


This will be the 76th meeting between the teams with Baldwin-Wallace holding a 39-36 lead in the series.  The teams have split the last 10 meetings (5-5) but Mount Union has won four of the last five meetings.


Mount Union senior guard Kori Wiedt had 26 points against Ohio Northern to become the 11th player in school history to score 1,000 points.  Wiedt has played in 95 career games with 92 starts and is also closing in on the school's record for three-pointers made as she has 193 which is only 4 behind the mark of 197 set by Holly Rhodes, 1990-94.

Mount Union Career Scoring Records

1. Kerri Canning (1997-2001) - 1,605

2. Dana Zarzycki (1991-1995) - 1,580

3. Ashley Bourdeau (2001-2005) - 1,545

4. Suzy Venet (1994-1998) - 1,528

5. Tracy Wilson (1992-1996) - 1,228

6. Katie Harrington (1996-2000) - 1,184

7. Cindy Bash (1984-1987) - 1,175

8. Lauren Friedrich (2003-2007) - 1,110

9. Alicia Williams (2004-2008) - 1,064

10. Kori Wiedt (2008-present) - 1,021

11. Holly Rhodes (1990-1994) - 1,016


Mount Union travels Saturday to Heidelberg for an OAC game starting at 3 pm in Tiffin.



  • Rosa LaMattina, PG - 16.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.9 apg, 3.5 spg
  • Kori Wiedt, G - 14.1 ppg, 4.0 rpg
  • Amanda Rose, F - 10.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg
  • Tierney Allen, G – 6.1 ppg, 3.8 rpg
  • Eric Schmidt, G – 5.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg


  • Jessica Lairson, G - 12.1 ppg, 3.6 rpg
  • Jessica Carpenter, G - 9.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg
  • Nancy Coulter, F - 7.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg
  • Catherine Spisak, F - 4.1 ppg, 9.6 rpg
  • Rachel Rossman, G - 4.1 ppg, 1.6 rpg


Rosa LaMattina, Jr., PG, Westlake/Westlake

  • Season-high 25 points vs. Ohio Northern (1/7/12)
  • Season-high 6 assists vs. Allegheny (Pa.) (11/25/11) and at Otterbein (12/3/11)
  • Season-high 6 steals at Wilmington (12/17/11)
  • Has scored in double figures every game this season
  • MVP of Mount Union M Club Shootout
  • Has started every game of college career - 73 games
  • Career-high 27 points vs. Baldwin-Wallace (2/10/10)
  • Two-time All-OAC Second Team
  • 2009-10 OAC Freshman of the Year

Kori Wiedt, Sr. G, North Olmsted/North Olmsted

  • 11th player in school history to score 1,000 career points (1,021)
  • Season-high 26 points vs Ohio Northern (1/7/12)
  • Made 6 three-pointers vs Ohio Northern (1/7/12)
  • Has scored in double figures in nine games this season
  • Started all 30 games last season and has played in 95 career games
  • Career-high 31 points vs. Muskingum (12/6/08)
  • Three-time All-OAC
  • 2011 All-Great Lakes Region
  • 2011 Academic All-OAC

Amanda Rose, Sr., F, Green/Green

  • Season-high 18 points vs. Marietta (1/4/12)
  • Season-high 10 rebounds vs. Bates (Me.) (12/19/11)
  • Has scored in double figures in eight games this season
  • Has played in 99 career games and has started 95 games
  • Career-high 21 points vs. Marietta (2/9/11)
  • 2011 All-OAC Honorable Mention
  • Two-time Academic All-OAC
  • Her father -- Dennis Rose '75 played basketball at Mount Union

Tierney Allen, Jr., G, Alliance/Alliance

  • Season-high/career-high 13 points vs. Allegheny (Pa.) (11/25/11)
  • Season-high four steals vs. Ohio Northern (1/7/12)
  • Season-high five assists vs. Marietta (1/4/12)
  • Came off the bench in all 30 games last season
  • Has played in 56 career games and started all 13 games this season
  • All-tournament team at Mount Union M Club Shootout

Brittany Kilgore, Jr., C, Northfield/Nordonia

  • Started first three games of the season ... missed six games with an injury and has come off the bench in three games.
  • Season-high 10 points at Westminster (Pa.) (11/15/11) and at Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) (11/19/11)
  • Season-high 5 rebounds at Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) (11/19/11)
  • Has played in 65 career games and made 10 starts
  • Career-high 30 points vs. John Carroll (12/8/10)

Megan Saunders, So, F, Lakewood/Lakewood

  • Has played in all 12 games with five starts this season
  • Season-high six points and career-high six rebounds vs. Allegheny (Pa.) (11/25/11) and at John Carroll (12/7/11)
  • Career-high 10 points at St. John Fisher (N.Y.) (11/28/10)

Erin Schmidt, Sr., G, Akron/Walsh Jesuit

  • Has played in all 12 games this season and started the last five games
  • Season-high and career-best 12 points vs. Capital (12/10/11)
  • Career-high eight rebounds vs. Marietta (1/4/12)

Aly Daniel, Fr., C, Willard/Willard

  • Has come off the bench in all 13 games so far this season
  • Had season-best/career-best 12 points vs. Bates (Me.) (12/19/11) and Marietta (1/4/12)
  • Had season-high/career-high eight rebounds at Wilmington (12/17/11)

Amanda Tamerlano, Fr., G, North Royalton/North Royalton

  • Has come off the bench in all 13 games and had first career start against John Carroll (12/7/11)
  • Had season-high/career-high five points vs. Bates (Me.) (12/19/11)
  • Had season-high/career-high four rebounds vs. Bates (Me.) (12/19/11)
  • Had season-high/career-high three assists at Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) (11/19/11)

Kelly Evans, Sr., G, Twinsburg/Twinsburg

  • Season-high seven points at Otterbein (12/3/11)
  • Came off the bench in all 13 games so far this season and has played in 79 career games
  • Career-high eight points at Heidelberg (1/15/11)