A Page -- Jan 2, 2011

Left to right (Bellamy, Browning, Cech)

Twenty-two Student/Athletes

from Greater Cleveland among 

those with Ohio State for the 

Sugar Bowl; Glenville has five 

alumni in Bucks fold

Jan. 2, 2011


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


By far, Tuesday’s Sugar Bowl will have more Cleveland representation than any other game this bowl season with 22 Student/Athletes who are alumni of the Greater Cleveland area high schools functioning as active members of Ohio State’s football team.

left to right -  DiLillo, Fellows, Georgiades

The Buckeyes will be playing Arkansas in the Sugar Bowl from New Orleans. Several high schools have sent their Student/Athletic football talent to Columbus the past four years.

The leader among this year’s group is Glenville, which claims freshman defensive back Christian Bryant, senior offensive lineman Bryant Browning, sophomore offensive lineman Marcus Hall, senior defensive back Jermale Hines and sophomore linebacker Jonathan Newsome. Aurora High has two in freshman defensive tackle Adam Bellamy and sophomore wide receiver Joe Cech, as does Strongsville High in senior tackle Josh Kerr and senior Scott Silka.

Fields, Hall, Hastings (left to right)

Others include freshman defensive tackle Darryl Baldwin from Solon High, freshman offensive lineman Ivan Blackman from Bedford, tight end Nic DiLillo from Madison, long snapper Garrett Dornbrook from Medina, wide receiver Chris Fields from Harvey High, defensive end Melvin Fellows from Garfield Heights, Hoover High product James Georgiades, linebacker James Hastings from Valley Forge High, freshman linebacker Scott McVey from St. Ignatius and Lyndhurst, junior defensive back Nate Oliver from St. Edward and Old Brooklyn, Ryan Ross from Hoban High, senior Devon Torrence from Canton South High, and Shaw High alumnus T.Y. Williams.

L to R -- Hines, Kerr, Newsome

Hines is ranked third on the team in tackles with 61 and third in pass break ups with four.

Torrence is tied for fourth on the team in tackles with 44 and is tied for second in pass interceptions with two and pass break ups with seven. Torrence has also blocked one kick

Oliver (L), Silka (C), Torrence (R)

In limited time, Newsome has 15 tackles and a blocked kick.

Among Bellamy’s 11 tackles, two have been for lost yardage.

 Yeomen Drop First Game of the 

New Year to Spartans; St. Ed 

alum Reid Anderson scores game-

high 16 for Case Reserve; St. V 

grad Alex Hildebrandt scores 

personal season high 10 points

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Box Score

By Mike Mancini and Nick Minerd

Oberlin – Case Western Reserve had five players score in double figures as they upended the Oberlin College Yeomen 74-60 this afternoon at Philips Gym. 

Oberlin was paced by 20 points from sophomore Andrew Fox, however, 15 of those came in the first half. The Tempe, Arizona, native was a perfect 7-of-7 from the floor and also ripped down a team-high six rebounds. ClassmateCharlie Crawford-Silva also netted a career-high 15 points as he was 4-of-5 from beyond the arc. 

Reid Anderson led the Spartans (4-7) with 16 points, while Austin Fowler added 15.
Reid Anderson

Fowler added eight rebounds to go with five assists. Freshman David Thompson (Plano, TX/Plano Senior) had career-highs of 13 points, eight boards and three blocks as classmate Tim Chung (Cypress, CA/Los Alamitos) chipped in with 11 points.

Additionally, senior forward Alex Hildebrandt (Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) added a season-high 10 points as Case trailed just twice all afternoon against the Yeomen.


The Yeomen (1-11) trailed by as many eight points in the first half, but went into the locker room down just 33-29 thanks to a four-point play by Crawford-Silva on their final possession of the frame. 

Oberlin shot 44.7 percent by knocking down 21-of-47 shots. The Yeomen also matched a season-high with 10 triple-hits on 19 attempts – good for a season-best 52.6 percent success rate.

The contest remained close until about midway through the second half. Case began to pull away with a ten point run over the next six minutes, punctuated by a Hildebrandt lay-in at the 10:16 mark to stretch the Spartans’ lead to 15 points.

A Fowler free throw with 56 seconds remaining resulted in a game-high lead of 18 for Case before the buzzer sounded with the final score standing at 74-60.

Case hoisted 52 shots in the contest – making 24 for a 46.2 percent clip. The Spartans also had a 35-24 advantage on the glass. 

The Yeomen will return to NCAC action on Wednesday night when they travel south to take on the Wittenberg University Tigers. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m

Case Reserve will play next on Saturday, January 8, opening up University Athletic Association play against Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Opening tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.

Takima Keane's 20 points leads CSU's basketball team past Loyola of Chicago

Jan. 2, 2011

By Greg Murphy

CHICAGO, Ill. - Takima Keane scored a career-high 20 points and Shawnita Garland made a career-best five three pointers as Cleveland State earned a split in Chicago with a 76-58 victory over Loyola on Sunday afternoon in the Gentile Center.

Takima Keane scored a career-high 20 points.


The Vikings improved to 8-5 overall and 1-1 in the Horizon League, while avenging a pair of losses to the Ramblers from a season ago. Loyola slipped to 7-6 overall (1-1 HL).

"I was very pleased with the effort we put forth today," head coach Kate Peterson Abiad said. "I feel that this was one of our best all-around efforts and hopefully we can continue to build and grow from this. Offensively, we were able to hit some shots, get some open looks and make some nice passes to teammates. And defensively, we played with a high level of intensity and limited the number of good looks they had. I thought we came out and executed the plan we put together."

Keane, whose previous career high was 14 points, hit 8-of-14 from the floor and added a career-high tying five assists.

Garland finished with 19 points, knocking down 5-of-7 three's and adding eight rebounds and five assists.Shalonda Winton recorded her team-leading fifth double double of the year with 12 points and 10 rebounds andDestinee Blue notched her fourth with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Honesty King contributed nine points and four rebounds off the bench. 

The Vikings pounded Loyola on the glass, 48-28, and also assisted on 18 of their 26 buckets. The plus-20 rebound margin was a season-high.

CSU hit a season-high .476 (10-21) from three point with the 10 makes representing a season-high.

A Winton layup opened the scoring to give the Vikings a 2-0 lead less than a minute in, but it was all Loyola from there as the Ramblers used a pair of three pointers as part of a 10-0 run to assume a 10-2 lead with 17 minutes to go in the half.

"They hit some shots to begin with and got out to the lead, but we never lost our composure," Peterson Abiad said. "The last few games, we have got behind early and had to play catch up and it was nice to see us weather that early storm, take the lead and keep building on it. We were very efficient on both ends of the court today."

The Vikings began to pick up their play on the offensive end, using a Garland three pointer to spark a 13-4 run that put CSU back ahead (15-14) on a jumper by Destinee Blue with 13:28 left. Brittany Boeke answered with a three pointer on the other end for Loyola and a jumper by Abby Skube allowed the lead to grow back to four points (19-15) with 11:14 to play.

But the Vikings used another run, this time a 13-2 spurt, to regain a seven point advantage (28-21) with 6:24 to play in the half as six different players scored during the stretch, including five points from Honesty King who hit a three pointer from the corner to cap the run.

CSU went on to score 10 of the final 12 points of the half to take a 40-27 lead into the locker room.

Boeke single handedly kept the Ramblers around, scoring 13 of her teams 27 points, while the Vikings had a balanced scoring attack as six different players scored, including five players with six points or more.

CSU opened the second half by scoring the first six points and 12 of the first 14 as the lead swelled to 23 points (52-29) on a put buck basket by Blue.

Garland and Keane both hit three pointers to start the half as the Vikings connected on their first five shots of the half.

The Ramblers would not threaten the rest of the afternoon as the Vikings continued to hit shots from the outside and find open cutters to the basket for easy layups.

The Vikings hit 13-of-28 (.464) from the floor in the second half.

CSU also shot a season-best .933 (14-15) at the free throw line, tied for the fourth best in school history.

"We have been putting an emphasis on making our free throws and that translated to today," Peterson Abiad said.

The Vikings will be back in action on Thursday (Jan. 6) when CSU hosts Milwaukee in the Horizon League home opener for the Vikings. Tipoff is slated for 7:00 p.m. in the Wolstein Center.

Yellow Jacket Swimmers and Divers Each Place Fourth in Florida Meet

By Kevin Ruple

SARASOTA --  The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each placed fourth in a meet during its annual Winter Break Training Trip to the “Sunshine State” of Florida this New Year’s Day weekend here.

Despite the fourth-place finish, the Yellow Jackets faced some of the best NCAA Division III competition in the nation as they competed against perennial Div. III champ Kenyon College, Washington University (Mo.) and the United States Coast Guard Academy(Conn.).

In the men’s meet, Kenyon won with 194 points and was followed by “Wash. U” with 187, USCGA with 130 and B-W with 65.  In the women’s meet, “Wash. U” had 198 points, Kenyon had 171, USCGA had 103 and B-W scored 62.
Westlake alumna Lauren Schaefer

The best finish for each Yellow Jacket team occurred in the 300-yard medley relay event as each team placed third. The women’s trio of freshman Angela Musille (Canton/ GlenOak), freshman Emma Gerdes (Avon) and senior Lauren Schaefer (Westlake) combined for a 3:28.13 clocking, good for 12 points.  The men’s trio of freshman Elier Diaz (El Paso, Texas/ Americas), older brother senior Hector Diaz (El Paso, Texas/ Cathedral) and freshman Patrick Donohoe (Columbus Bishop Watterson) combined for a 3:02.84 clocking and scored 12 points.
Avon's Gerdes (l) and GlenOak's Musille

The Yellow Jacket men and women are back in action on Friday, January 14 when they host Cleveland cross-town rival Case Western Reserve University in the B-W Natatorium of the Lou Higgins Center at 6:00 p.m.

Brothers Hector (left) Elier Diaz (Right)

Hoban alumnus Bill Schindel wins Citrus title; Lutheran West's Josh Malave takes third, Parma, Sr. grad Kevin Shadrach fourth and Hoban's Joe Schindel fourth

January 2, 2011 

By Lenny Reich

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- No. 16 ranked Mount Union placed third at the Citrus Wrestling Invitational in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

NCAA Division II Upper Iowa won the team title followed by defending NCAA Division III National 

Bill Schindel (Left) and Reynolds

Champion Augsburg (Minn.) then the Purple Raiders.  

Bill Schindel (Tallmadge/Akron Hoban), ranked No. 3 in the nation at 197, won the individual title in the weight class.


There were 12 other Purple Raiders that placed led by Riki Reynolds (Marion/Pleasant), second place finish at 125, Josh Malave (Cleveland/Lutheran West) third place finish at 141 and fourth place finishes by Kevin Shadrach (Parma/Parma) at 149 and Joe Schindel 

(Tallmadge/Akron Hoban) at 165.


Mount Union will be back on the mat Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 7:30 pm when they take on nationally ranked Ohio Northern in a key Ohio Athletic Conference matchup in Ada.

2010 Citrus Invitational - Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Joe Schindel

Team Scores: 1. Upper Iowa 174, 2. Augsburg (Minn.) 168, 3. Mount Union 151.5, 4. Cornell (Iowa) 142, 5. Dubuque (Iowa) 105.5, 6. Rhode Island College 89, 7. Colorado School of Mines 70.5, 8. Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) 54, 9. John Carroll 38, 10. Milwaukee School of Engineering 36, 11. Wilmington (Ohio) 31.5, 12. Ursinus (Pa.) 28.5, 13. Case Western Reserve 13, 14.  Knox (Iowa) 3.

Mount Union Individual Results
Riki Reynolds (MTU) maj. dec. Victor Pan (CASE), 19-3
Reynolds pinned Francisco Munoz (Knox), 4:17
Reynolds pinned Jordan Ng (Cornell), 2:15
Reynolds pinned Zach Cecchetti (W&J), 2:57
Joshua Roberts (AUG) dec. Reynolds, 2-0 (FIRST PLACE MATCH)

Colin Dennis (MTU) tech fall Michael Orange (AUG), 15-0
Kyle Pedretti (UI) dec. Dennis, 7-1
Dennis pinned Jared Rhodes (RIC), 4:35
Tossaporn Suparat (AUG) dec. Dennis, 10-4
Michael Oragne (AUG) dec. Dennis, 6-4 (7th PLACE MATCH)

Ben Rosen (Cornell) dec. Cody Wiltshire (MTU),  8-6
Michael Orange (AUG) dec. Wiltshire, 8-1

Josh Malave (MTU) maj. dec. Tim Brown (WILM), 8-0
Malave dec. Ben Schneider (DUB), 5-2
Kevin Donahue (Cornell) dec. Malave, 5-3
Malave dec. Curtis Watkins (URS), 5-2
Malave dec. Chris Leva (W&J), 4-2 (3rd PLACE MATCH)

Taylor Yoder (MTU) dec. Mattew Ostovich (MSOE), 6-2
Steven Baker pinned Yoder, 0:24
Yoder maj. dec. Tim Brown (WILM), 11-2
Curtis Watkins (URS) pinned Yoder, 0:32
Yoder forfeit Ben Schneider (DUB) (7th PLACE MATCH)

Kody Severino (MTU) dec. Eric Steingruber (KNOX), 4-3
Tony Valek (AUG) pinned Severino, 2:48
Regula forfeit Severino

Kevin Shadrach (MTU) pinned Ryan Roberts (Cornell), 2:46
Shadrach dec. Blake Hilmer (UI), 10-6
Kevin Sutherland (RIC) dec. Shadrach, 3-1
Shadrach dec. Regula, 4-2
Jacob Schwebke (Cornell) dec. Shadrach, 6-5 (3rd PLACE MATCH)

Joshua Wengerter (MSOE) dec. Jeremy Regula (MTU), 5-0
Regula dec. Ryan Roberts (Cornell), 7-6
Regula maj. dec. Michael Butterfield (DUB), 10-2
Regula forfeit Severino
Regula dec. Joshua Wengerter (MSOE), 3-1
Shadrach dec. Regula, 4-2
Jacob Narveson (MSOE) pinned Regula, 5:32 (5th PLACE MATCH)

Tyler Johnston (MTU) dec. Michael Butterfield (DUB), 2-1
Jacob Schwebke (Cornell) maj. dec. Johnson, 10-1
Jacob Varveson (MSOE) maj. dec. Johnson, 12-1

Kevin Sutherland (RIC) tech fall Zach Bickel (MTU), 15-0
Bickel dec. Remington Alves (RIC), 4-2
Derek Mizaur (DUB) pinned Bickel, 2:20
Zach Enrico (AUG) dec. Chad Rhoades (MTU), 7-3
Rhodes dec. Josh Lewis (DUB), 7-3
Ryan Rheaume (RIC) maj. dec. Rhodes, 13-5

Joe Spooner (MTU) pinned Gabriel Martinez (CSM), 2:55
Dominick Demor (W&J) dec. Spooner, 12-5
Spooner pinned Connor Suba (JCU) 2:55
Spooner dec. Jon Priess (AUG), 14-7
Spooner dec. Ryan Rheaume (RIC), 8-3
Zach Enrico (AUG) dec. Spooner, 9-2 (5th PLACE MATCH)

Josh Cintron (MTU) dec. Ryan Rheaume (RIC), 7-3
Nicholas Loughin (Cornell) maj. dec. Cintron, 13-5 
Cintron dec. Vincent Pizzuli (JCU), 3-2
Cintron dec. Manny Mendoza (DUB), 5-4
Dominick Demor (W&J) dec. Cintron, 5-3

John Piechuta (MTU) maj. dec. Erik Ovens (CSM), 13-3
Piechuta dec. William Reick (URS), 6-1
Orlando Ponce (AUG) maj. dec. Piechuta, 18-8
J. Schindel dec. Piechuta, 6-1

Joe Schindel (MTU) maj. dec. Cody Backhaus (Cornell), 11-3
Sam Bramsted (MSOE) dec. J. Schindel, 9-4
J. Schindel maj. dec. Adam Chaulkin (MSOE), 12-3
J. Schindel dec. Chad Stich (CSM), 5-3
J. Schindel dec. Piechuta, 6-1
J. Schindel dec. Justin Bowland (AUG), 9-6
J. Schindel forfeit Josh Terrell (DUB)
Jordan Larson (CSM) dec. J. Schindel, 7-2 (3rd PLACE MATCH) 

Mike Oktavec (MTU) dec. Ronald Disanto (RIC), 8-6
Jordan Larsen (CSM) maj. dec. Oktavec, 15-5
Erik Ovens (CSM) dec. Oktavec, 8-6

Zach Molitor (AUG) pinned Darin Lyles (MTU), 1:06
Lyles pinned Jackson Mboma (AUG), 1:48
Lyles dec. Jacob Wilson (CSM), 3-1
Matt Manning (DUB) maj. dec. Lyles, 12-0

Jeremy Hathaway (MTU) dec. Brohen Krsulic, 6-1
Brandon Bahr (AUG) pinned Hathaway, 4:12
Hathaway dec. Myles Tornetta (URS), 4-1
Derek Minch pinned Hathaway, 4:46
Matt Manning (DUB) forfeit Hathaway (7th PLACE MATCH)

Chad Teague (MTU) pinned Kohl Knutson (CSM), 4:33
Brad Baus (AUG) pinned Teague, 4:41
Teague dec. Joe Meyer (AUG), 9-6
Teague dec. Joe Shue, 10-7
Jenkins forfeit Teague

Andy Jenkins (MTU) dec. Billy Malicote, 8-1
Ryan Swanson pinned Jenkins, 8:45
Jenkins forfeit Teague
Jenkins dec. Logan Einerson (DUB), 8-5
Bryan Steinmetz (JCU) dec. Jenkins, 3-2
Jenkins forfeit Nate Murren (URS) (5th PLACE MATCH)

Bill Schindel (MTU) dec. Brennen Knerr (CSM), 2-0
B. Schindel pinned Robbie Miles (W&J), 3:19
B. Schindel dec. Carl Broghammer (UI), 1-0
B. Schindel dec. Sam Johnson (DUB), 7-0

Derick Hesson (MTU) dec. Taylor Potts (W&J), 2-0
Hesson forfeit Patrick Fletcher (AUG)
Zach Rosol (UI) dec. Hesson
Roberts forfeit Hesson (5th PLACE MATCH)

Nikolas Bogojevic (AUG) dec. Nick Rajcsak (MTU), 5-0
Taylor Potts (W&J) dec. Rajcsak, 5-2

Josh Roberts (MTU) pinned Cale Harter (CASE), 0:50
Chad Johnson (AUG) maj. dec. Roberts, 10-1
Roberts pinned Drew Place (JCU), 2:32
Roberts dec. Robert Tucker (CSM), 5-0
Roberts forfeit Patrick Fletcher (AUG)
Nikolas Bogojevic (AUG) pinned Roberts 4:50
Roberts forfeit Hesson (5th PLACE MATCH)