A Page -- Jan. 12, 2010

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Academic All MAC honors go to 

Chardon's Kevin Hogan, 

Twinsburg's Matt Weller, 

Warren JFK's  Anthony Kokal, 

Lutheran West's Colin McHugh 

and Nordonia's Kevin Kowalski

Jan. 12, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor




CLEVELAND – Five Cleveland-area Student/Athletes made received Academic All League honors as the Mid American Conference named its Academic All Football team for the 2009 season today.


Making it for Kent State was Kevin Hogan, a senior defensive lineman from Chardon. Hogan finished his career as the second all time sack man. Hogan is majoring in political science and economics.

Kevin Hogan


Three years ago as a freshman, Hogan was named the Defensive Rookie of the Year for the Golden Flashes.

Ohio University had Twinsburg’s Matt Weller making the All Academic team. The freshman kicker is majoring in industrial technology and carrying a 3.2 GPA.

Matt Weller

Matt Weller

Miami had Anthony Kokal from Warren make the team. The Warren JFK alum played strong safety for the Red Hawks, ranking second on the team in tackles with 105. The sophomore has a 3.21 GPA in finance.

Anthony Kokal

Lutheran West alumnus Colin McHugh received Academic honorable mention honors as the long snapper for the University of Toledo. The Lakewood resident went to Toledo went to the Division I school as a walk on and wound up winning the long snapper job. McHugh is a pre-finance major.

Colin McHugh

Kevin Kowalkski

Also making the honorable mention group for the Rockets is Nordonia alumnus Kevin Kowalski, a starting offensive lineman. Kowalski is an education major.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student/athlete who has excelled 
in athletics and academics.  To qualify, a student/athlete must have at least a 
3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the
contests for that particular sport.  First-year students and junior college
 transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.

Golden Flash men travel to Miami 
tonight for MAC match-up 
Jan. 12, 2010

By Jeremy Guy
Kent State (10-5, 1-0 MAC) at Miami (3-11, 0-1 MAC)
7 p.m. • ONN/All-MACcess • Miami leads series 83-41

• Miami is returning home and will host the Golden Flashes after playing five of its last six on the road. The RedHawks ended a four game road swing on Saturday with a 73-55 loss at Buffalo despite a career high 21 points from senior center Adam Fletcher. Senior guard Kenny Haynes, who missed all but eight games last season with a wrist injury, leads the team with 13.7 ppg this year. Miami University Head Coach Charlie Coles is just one win shy of tying the Mid-American Conference record for league-only triumphs held by former Toledo head coach Bob Nichols (194). Coles owns an all-time MAC record of 193-133 and is in his 20th season as a head coach in the league (14 at Miami; 6 at Central Michigan)...Kent State will look for its sixth win in the last seven games. Tied for the Mid-American Conference lead with five wins away from home already this season, the Golden Flashes are playing on the road for the ninth time in the last 11 games. Senior Chris Singletary led Kent State to a 62-60 win at Ohio in the conference opener on Saturday. The senior guard recorded a season high 22 points including a go-ahead three-point play with 33 seconds remaining. After allowing opponents to shoot 47.2 percent in the first nine games, the KSU defense has held the opposition to just 40.6 percent shooting in the last six games.
Miami's Kenny Hayes

Kenny Hayes leads the RedHawks in scoring, while Shaker Heights High alum Nick Winbush is second. Winbush leads the team in three-point shooting with 29 out of 66 and free-throw shooting with 15 of 17 made. 
Nick Winbush
Shaker's Winbush

#26 Mount Union Hosts #23 Heidelberg in Key OAC Wrestling Dual Meet TONIGHT

Jan. 12, 2010

By Lenny Reich

LIVE SCORING http://raider.muc.edu/Sports/Wrestling/wrestling-LIVE.htm

A pair of nationally ranked teams meet in a key Ohio Athletic Conference dual match when #26 Mount Union hosts #23 Heidelberg TONIGHT at 7:30 pm at The McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.  Follow along with LIVE Scoring right here.

The Purple Raiders, ranked No. 26 in the nation, are coming off an impressive first place team finish at the Citrus Invitational in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.  Four Mount Union wrestlers, Josh Malave at 141, Mike Manypenny at 174, Bill Schindel at 197 and Derrick Hesson at 285, each claimed individual titles. won the titles in their respective weight classes.

Heidelberg, ranked No. 23 in the nation, lost three dual matches all to nationally ranked teams this past weekend at the NWCA National Duals in Cedar Rapids, IA.  Zach Mizer, 16-3 overall with five falls on the season, is the No. 4 ranked wrestler in the nation at 157 pounds.

Mount Union hosts Niagara County (NY) Community College Saturday night at 7:30 pm and then the on Sunday is the Mount Union Open at Alliance High School.  The open starts at 10 am and tickets for the event cost $3 and can be purchased at the door.

National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III
Team Ranking #6
January 11, 2010

Ranking Team Record Previous Ranking
1. Augsburg College (MN) (7-0) 2
2. Wartburg College (IA) (10-1) 5
3. Coe College (IA) (11-2) 3
4. Ithaca College (NY) (11-0) 4
5. Delaware Valley College (PA) (6-2) 12
6. University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (11-2) 1
7. College of New Jersey (8-0) 6
8. Elmhurst College (IL) (7-2) 8
9. Concordia – Moorhead College (MN) (11-4) 9
10. Cornell College (IA) (8-8) 16
11. Saint John’s University (MN) (9-6) 11
12. North Central College (IL) (11-5-1) 10
13. United States Merchant Marine Academy (NY) (6-7) 18
14. Luther College (IA) (6-4) 17
15. Cortland State University of New York (9-1) 13
16. Wilkes University (PA) (15-2) 15
17. University of Wisconsin – Whitewater (5-5) 22
18. Williams College (MA) (6-2) 14
19. Johnson & Wales University (RI) (10-6) 20
20. University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point (7-6) 7
21. Lycoming College (PA) (8-3) 24
22. University of Dubuque (IA) (3-3) 26
23. Heidelberg College (OH) (5-6) 21
24. Wesleyan University (CT) (1-3) 19
25. State University of New York at Brockport (3-2) 25
26. Mount Union College (OH) (5-2) 28
27. Rhode Island College (6-0) 29
28. Springfield College (MA) (1-0) 23
29. Olivet College (MI) (6-1) NR
30. Trine University (IN) (7-4) NR

Ranking Committee: Mike Howard (Oswego), Rich Hasenfus (Norwich), Jim Miller (Wartburg),
Mark Hawald (Mount Union College), Dave Icenhower (College of New Jersey), Chris Walter (UW-Platteville)

Next Ranking: Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Amateur Bowling Honor Roll

Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 1/11/10


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Keith Mixter, Parma, 1/6, Brookgate Lanes;

Matthew Grant, Twinsburg, 1/7, Roseland Lanes;

Jeffrey Grabski, Cleveland, 1/7, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Dale Novak,Cleveland, 1/6, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Tim Jones Sr., Cleveland, 1/10, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Daniel Zbikowski, Parma, 1/8, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Curtis Jenkin, Lodi, 1/8, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Michael Bobal, Parma, 1/11, Buckeye Lanes;

Joseph Kilburg, Bay Village, 1/11, Buckeye Lanes;



    299 Games

Craig Barbee, Olmsted Township, 10/14, Buckeye Lanes;

Harold Weisman Sr., Parma Heights, 1/7, Brookgate Lanes;

Mark Shelton, Berea, 1/10, Buckeye Lanes;

Tim GallagherCleveland, 1/11, Freeway Lanes of Parma;



    298 Games

Michael Chornak, Brook Park, 1/7, Seven Hills Lanes

Daniel Jindra, Strongsville, 1/11, Seven Hills Lanes;



    800 Series

Brain Waliszewski, Garfield Heights, 1/6, Cloverleaf Lanes (825);

Dale Novak,Cleveland, 1/6, Cloverleaf Lanes (803);

Bernard Warren, Cleveland, 1/10, Cloverleaf Lanes (809);

Daniel Zbikowski, Parma, 1/8, Freeway Lanes of Parma (816);

Allen Shema, Avon Lake, 1/8, Buckeye Lanes (803);

Curtis Jenkin, Lodi, 1/8, Cloverleaf Lanes (813);

Steve Clutter, Elyria, 1/9, Buckeye Lanes (816);

Horizon League Men’s Basketball Weekly Report – Jan. 12


By Will Roleson

Horizon League Office

Highlights & Storylines ...

• In a battle for first place in the League standings, Gordon Hayward scored 17 points and NR/#24 Butler (12-4, 5-0) defeated Detroit 64-62 in overtime Sunday.  Butler’s Shelvin Mack scored with just under a minute remaining in the extra period for the game’s final points as the Bulldogs held Detroit (11-6, 4-2) scoreless for the final three minutes.

• Vaughn Duggins hit a jumper with five seconds left, sealing an improbable 11-0 run in the game’s final minutes as Wright State (11-6, 4-2) beat Valparaiso 59-57 on Sunday.  The shot capped an 11-0 run in the game’s final seven minutes for the Raiders, who held the Crusaders (6-11, 1-4) scoreless for the duration.

• After having only one 30-point scoring performance in the League in December (and four total), three players scored 30 or more last week.  UIC’s Jeremy Buttell scored 31 points Thursday in a loss at Youngstown State, Valparaiso’s Cory Johnson had 31 Friday in a loss at Detroit, and YSU’s DeAndre Mays netted 30 Saturday in the Penguins’ victory over Loyola.

• This week’s Friday night League game of the week on ESPNU features a Chicago rivalry as UIC hosts Loyola at 9 p.m. ET.



Upcoming Games [all times Eastern]

Thursday, Jan. 14

Cleveland State at NR/#22 Butler*

        [HLN / MyNDY-TV 23].................................. 7 p.m.

Detroit at Milwaukee* [HLN]............................. 8 p.m.

Wright State at Green Bay*

        [HLN / WACY-TV 32].................................... 8 p.m.

Youngstown State at Valparaiso* [HLN]............... 8 p.m.


Friday, Jan. 15

Loyola at UIC* [ESPNU]..................................... 9 p.m.


Saturday, Jan. 16

Cleveland State at Valparaiso*

        [HLN Game of the Week / HLN / ESPN FullCourt]...... 2 p.m.

Youngstown State at NR/#22 Butler*

        [HLN / MyNDY-TV 23].................................. 2 p.m.

Detroit at Green Bay* [HLN]............................... 8 p.m.

Wright State at Milwaukee* [HLN]...................... 8 p.m.


Tuesday, Jan. 19

Green Bay at Houston Baptist....................... 8:30 p.m.


Thursday, Jan. 21

NR/#24 Butler at Loyola*

        [HLN /Lakeshore / MyNDY-TV 23]..................... 8 p.m.

Valparaiso at UIC* [HLN].................................. 8 p.m.


Friday, Jan. 22

Milwaukee at Youngstown State* [ESPNU]............ 7 p.m.

Green Bay at Cleveland State* [HLN]................... 7 p.m.


Saturday, Jan. 23

NR/#24 Butler at UIC*

        [HLN Game of the Week / HLN / ESPN FullCourt]...... 2 p.m.

Wright State at Detroit* [HLN / FSN Detroit]............. 2 p.m.

Valparaiso at Loyola* [HLN / Lakeshore]             4 p.m.

Chagrin's Jen Caiola, 

Mentor's Stef Rogers, 

Wadsworth's Britt Busson, Stow's 

Alyssa Wagers and Bedford's 

Renese Ames form committe of 

double-figure scorers in 

Lake Erie's 91-60 rout of Ursuline

Jan. 12, 2010

By Jason Tirotta

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Lake Erie College women’s basketball team hit a season-high 12 three-pointers and had five players reach double figure in winning its fifth straight game, 91-60 over visiting Ursuline College Tuesday night (Jan. 12).

Chagrin's Caiola hits five threes

Sophomore guard Jen Caiola (Chagrin Falls, Ohio/Chagrin Falls) hit five three’s and scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Storm (13-8).  Sophomore post Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) scored 20  while classmate Britt Busson (Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth) added a season-high 14, including four treys, to help Lake Erie snap a six-game series losing streak to the Arrows (4-12).

Mentor's Rogers pops in 20

Junior forward Alyssa Wagers (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Munroe Falls) recorded her eighth double-double of the season, scoring 12 points and grabbing 14 rebounds. The Storm had a 52-36 edge on the glass.

Stow's Alysaa Wagers bags another double-double

After Ursuline’s Brittany Nair scored the game’s first three points, Lake Erie rattled off the next 12.  The Arrows fought back to tie it up at 13-13 and trailed by five at 23-18 before a 17-3 spurt put the Storm comfortably ahead. 

Wadsworth's Busson tosses in career high

The lead was as big as 38 in the second half for the Storm, which also got 11 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven assists from senior guard Renese Ames (Bedford, Ohio/Bedford). Lake Erie shot 12-of-31 from distance and held Ursuline to just 39 percent shooting overall.

Bedford's Ames gets career high 7 assists

Nair led Ursuline with 20 points, hitting five three’s.  

Brittany Nair

Valley City's Brittany Nair hit five threes for Ursuline

The five-game winning streak is the longest since the 2007-08 squad won a record eight in a row.  Lake Erie is idle until hosting Urbana University on Jan. 23.

Muskies nip B-W on the mats

Jan. 12, 2010

By Nick Minerd

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College wrestling team lost to Ohio Athletic Conference rival Muskingum University, 25-24, tonight (Tuesday, January 12, 2010) in the Muskingum HPER Center in New Concord.

With the loss, the Yellow Jackets fall to 2-8 overall and 0-2 in the OAC and next compete on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15-16, when they travel to Williamsport, Pennsylvania to compete at the annual Budd Whitehall Duals. With the win, Muskingum improves to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the OAC.

For the Yellow Jackets, junior Tyler Erwin (Westerville/ Watkins Memorial) won by a 21-3 technical decision at 125 pounds. Junior Phil Payne (Orange Village/ Orange) picked up an 8-7 decision at 133 to move to 10-3 overall for the year and junior Korey Leonhard (Kinsman/ Pymatuning Valley) earned a 17-3 major decision at 157. B-W also got forfeit wins from senior 141-pounder Eric Schubert (Oberlin) and sophomore heavyweight Ryan Jones (Uniontown/ Lake).

Korey Leonhard, major decision winner

Following the Whitehall Duals at Lycoming College, B-W is back in action next Tuesday, Jan. 19 when it travels to Tiffin to faceHeidelberg University in an OAC dual match at 7:30 p.m. The next home match is on Tuesday, Jan. 26 versus OAC arch-rival Mount Union College in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center in Berea at 7:30 p.m.

Media and fans are reminded that the 24th Annual John Summa Memorial Tournament will take place on Saturday, February 6 in the Higgins Center Fieldhouse at 10:00 a.m.

Also, don’t forget to catch Yellow Jacket men’s basketball action at home tomorrow night (Wednesday, Jan. 13) when B-W, 9-5 overall and 4-3 in the OAC, hosts OAC rival Ohio Northern University in the Ursprung Gym at 7:30 p.m.