A Page -- Jan. 22, 2011


Hoover alum Jess Carpenter leads 

Baldwin-Wallace Women to Defeat 

of Marietta, 72-33; Yellow Jackets

Remain in First Place in the OAC

By Jeff Miller 

BEREA – Sophomore guard Jessica Carpenter (North Canton/ Hoover) scored 12 points as the Baldwin-Wallace College women’s basketball team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Marietta College, 72-33, today (Saturday, January 22, 2011) in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center to remain in first place in the OAC.  This was the second of five straight home games for the Yellow Jackets.

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Notre Dame wins for the second 
time in a 20-hour time span
By: Rudy Roediger
1/22/2011 3:43:09 PM
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – Houghton was coming off their first road victory of the season and Notre Dame was coming off their sixth conference victory.
Rocky River High alum Keally McNally

After a slow start that featured the two scoring a combined 14 points in the opening six minutes, Notre Dame exploded for an 81-53 victory over the Highlanders. 

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Yellow Jacket Wrestlers Finish 4-0 

and Win the Thiel Mel Berry Duals 

in Greenville, Pennsylvania

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA --  Four Baldwin-Wallace College wrestlers each had perfect 4-0 records as the Yellow Jacket wrestling team compiled a 4-0 record today (Saturday, January 22, 2011) to capture the Thiel College Mel Berry Duals Championship in Greenville, Pennsylvania.
Woodridge alum Andrew Scavuzzo

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The shoe continues to fit in

 Aurora's Cinderella basketball 

season; Greenmen now 13-1 after 

win over West G. tonight; success 

wealth spread among three double-

figure scorers tonight

Jan. 22, 2011

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


AURORA – For a team that has been averaging about four or five wins the past few years, the Aurora basketball unit is surely taking this year’s windfall of success humbly in stride and it all is coming together smoothly, evidenced by tonight’s, 49-35, Chagrin Valley Conference win against West Geauga here.

Senior Heather Schroeder, who was one of three double-figure scorers for the Greenmen tonight with 11 points, put it best about this season that has seen the Green and White miraculously coast to a 13-1 record so far after only five wins last year.


Listen to post-game interview with Aurora Student/Athlete Heather Schroeder, conducted by Norm after tonight’s Greenmen-Wolverines game, by clicking and downloading


Schroeder said that the team would have been just as happy to make the necessary baby steps to get to 10-10 this season.

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This, however, has been beyond their wildest imagination and they don’t plan on stopping any time soon either.

The Greenmen held a slight 20-16 advantage at the half, but came out hot while the Wolverines came out cool in the second half.

The girls said they did not get yelled at during halftime, but knew they had to step it up and give a better effort the final 16 minutes.

That they did as they went on a 7-0 run, shutting out the Wolverines for the first 4:44 of the third quarter with Amanda Mazzurco ending the drought with a pair of free throws.

Veteran Wolverines coach Cheryl Rye givss timeout talk

A three from the corner by Allison Blackley gave the hosts a 12-point lead, 30-18. Lauren Sambula ansered with a three off the backboard at the other end and Mazzurco hit a shot just before the buzzer to narrow the deficit, 32-23, at the three-fourths point.

Brynne Walsh was fouled outside the arc and made all three shots with 6:30 to go to again make it a nine-point game, 37-28.

Aurora made its necessary free throws at the end to keep it in the pocket.

Allison Howard, who had a game-high 15 points, hit some of those timely free throws at the end, while also coming through with steals, blocks and rebounds on the defensive side pull any ideas of a second-half comeback out of the heads of the opponents.


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Howard was joined by fellow sophomore Camilla Brown as a focal contributor to tonight’s win. Brown added seven points and scrappy defense.

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Junior Allison Blackley also had 11 points.

Sambula had 14 for the Wolves while Mazzurco added nine.

Coach Schultz goes over strategy

Erika Schultz brought this winning formula from her alma mater, Baldwin-Wallace, where she was a Student/Athlete under Cheri Harrer, one of the winningest coaches in Division III college basketball.

No. 7 Wabash Takes Care of Oberlin
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Oberlin, Ohio 
– Junior Josh Merritt continued to move up on Oberlin’s all-time assists list, but in the end the seventh-ranked Wabash College Little Giants were able to defeat the Oberlin College Yeomen 83-55 on Saturday afternoon at Philips Gym. 
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 Perry's Taylor Hartung scores 11, Brunswick's 

Crider 10 to lead 18th ranked Mount

January 22, 2011 

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's nationally ranked women's basketball team carried a late first-half run into the second period to pull away for a 67-53 victory over Otterbein in Ohio Athletic Conference action at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.


Taylor Hartung (Canton/Massillon Perry) finished with 11 points and three assists while Katie Crider(Brunswick/Brunswick) contributed 10 points for the Purple Raiders, who bridged a 18-2 run across both halves.

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Hiram College Basketball team gets double-double from Bedford's Tiffany Shields

January 22, 2011

By Jeff Hoedt

OBERLIN  –  Junior guard Tiffany Shields (Bedford Heights/Bedford) scored a team-high 12 points and grabbed a game-tying best 10 rebounds as the Hiram College women’s basketball team defeated Oberlin College, 61-58, today (Saturday, Jan. 22) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game in Oberlin.



 [Game Stats]

With the win, the Terriers improve to 10-7 overall and 3-4 in the NCAC.  The Yeowomen fall to 6-12 overall and 1-6 NCAC.

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Gabel wins two events for Mount gals

January 22, 2011 

WILMINGTON, Ohio -- Courtney Gabel (Fremont/Fremont Ross) won two individual events as the Mount Union women's swimming and diving team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington, 120-85, today.

Gabel touched first in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events with times of :28.55 and 1:03.63.

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Storm Women Fall in Back-and-Forth Affair at Saginaw Valley, 68-65, Despite Big Game from Rogers

Junior Stephanie Rogers (Mentor) scored 24 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and blocked 5 shots for Lake Erie

By Jason Tirotta

SAGINAW, MICH. – Junior center Stephanie Rogers (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor) scored a game-high 24 points but it wasn’t enough to get the Lake Erie College women’s basketball team past host Saginaw Valley State Saturday in a back-and-forth affair afternoon (Jan. 22) as Kelly Wesp University hit four free throws in the final 20 seconds give the Cardinals a 68-65 win.

Mentor High alumna Steph Rogers

The game featured 15 lead changes and 12 ties, including three of each in the final three minutes. 

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Notre Dame struggles in second half
By Andy Barch
1/22/2011 6:32:08 PM
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- The Notre Dame Falcons dropped their third game in a row on Saturday afternoon at Murphy Gymnasium, as they were outscored 40-31, in the second half against Houghton, in a 79-72 loss to the Highlanders. (Box

For the Falcons (7-13, 2-6), the loss marks their fourth at home in conference play this season, and their third in their last four games. For the Highlanders (6-13, 1-9) the victory snaps a three game losing streak, and gives them their first win in conference play this season. 

An early rebounding edge gave the Highlanders and advantage through the game's first 10 minutes. In the first half of the opening stanza, the Highlanders held a 14-7 rebounding edge. Houghton took the lead, 19-18, at the 10:18-mark on a jumper from Mike Munoz, and did not surrender that lead until Victor Pappas drained a jumped at the 2:51-mark, to give the Falcons a 35-33 advantage. 

Notre Dame had missed a few shots early on, but finished the half by netting seven of their final eight shots, and hit on 54.0 percent (14-for-26) of their shots from the floor. That combined with a 73.0 percent (11-for-15) effort from the charity stripe allowed Notre Dame to take a 41-39 edge into the locker room at the half. 

The two teams went back and forth in the second stanza, and remained pretty close through the first 11 minutes. Houghton took its first lead of the half, 57-56, at the 9:30-mark on Ryan Shay's layup, but Notre Dame quickly regained the lead a few seconds later on Eric Dummermuth's put back. Shay followed with another layup at the other end, which gave Houghton another lead, 59-58, one that they wouldn't surrender the rest of the way. 

Free throws made a huge difference down the stretch, as the Highlanders buried 10-of-12 in the final 1:17 to seal the deal. Mike Munoz went 4-for-4 from the stripe in the game's final 15 seconds to put the game away. 

Notre Dame was led by Dummermuth, who turned in his 14th double-double of the season, delivering 25 points and 15 rebounds.Taylor Rieger was the only other Falcon to score in double figures, with 14 points and a pair of steals. The Falcons shot just 36.7 percent (11-for-30) from the floor in the second half, and ended up hitting on 44.6 percent (25-for-56) of their shots throughout the game. While the Falcons took advantage of their opportunities from the free throw line in the first half, they struggled in the second half, shooting 54.5 percent (6-for-11), and shot 65.4 percent (17-for-26) form the stripe for the game. 














Andrew Preiser's third-period power-

play goal lifts US past St. Ed; 

Preppers move closer 

toward Red North lead

Jan. 22, 2011

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


AUBURN TOWNSHIP –  Andrew Preiser’s power-play goal in the third period unknotted a 1-1 tie and gave University School a 2-1 win over St. Edward in The Pond this afternoon in a key battle for first place in the Red North Division of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League.

Andrew Preiser

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The Eagles came into tonight’s game tied for first place with St. Ignatius, which was playing Strongsville in The Hoover.

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The Preppers were three points behind both in fourth place. A win tomorrow over Padua here would move US a point a ahead of St. Ed and possibly into first place depending upon what the Mustangs and Wildcats do tonight.

US was a point behind the Stangs coming into tonight’s action and at least temporarily moved a point ahead with today’s win and the later start down there on 71 and 82.

Two guys with the same first names but different spellings assisted on the US goals today. Conner Judson assisted on Preiser’s game winner and Connor Clemens assisted on Ian Robertson’s goal, also a power-play tally which also had Kevin DeGulis chime in with an assist.

Connor Clemens

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In the first period, after the Preppers killed two St. Ed power plays, they took advantage of the first man-advantage situation of their own, Clemens finding Robertson in front of the net at 14:17. 

Robertson was able to slip it past Eagle goalie Jon LaCoste for the first goal of the day.


Listen to post-game interview with US Student/Athlete Ian Robertson conducted by Norm Weber after tonight’s Preppers-Eagles game, by clicking and downloading

The Preppers were called for interference twice earlier but were able to turn back the guests both times.
In fact, US nearly scored on the short hand, when LaCoste was out of the crease area and Robertson was able to get it over to Clemens in front of the open net at 10:50, but Alec Gerred and CJ Hoy were able to pinch in on the alert defensive play and sandwich Clemens, throwing him off balance and the puck flying out of the danger zone.
St. Ed wasted no time getting a momentum shift in the second period, tying it up, 1-1, on an unassisted goal by Chris Day at 10 seconds of the period.

Four penalties followed but neither team could muster a power-play goal to take the lead, as it stood, 1-1, through two.

Sam Althans earned the win in goal by turning back all but one shot and staying composed during those two Eagle power plays in the early going.


Listen to post-game interview with US Student/Athlete Sam Althans  conducted by Norm Weber after tonight’s Preppers-Eagles game, by clicking and downloading


Mount Union takes second at NCAA track provisional

January 22, 2011 

By Lenny Reich

DELAWARE, Ohio -- Mount Union sophomore Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) set an NCAA Provisional mark and won two events to lead the Purple Raiders to a second-place finish today at the Ohio Wesleyan Quad Meet in Delaware, Ohio.

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Case Reserve Track and Field Opens 

Up 2011 Competition Slate With 13 

Event Wins at Spartan Relays

January 22, 2011

By Nick Minerd

CLEVELAND – The Case Western Reserve Track and Field team participated in its first competition of 2011 as the squad hosted the Spartan Relays on Saturday, January 22 in the Veale Center. While there was no team scoring at the event, the Spartans claimed 13 events overall against schools from SUNY Fredonia, Houghton College (NY) and Oberlin College. 

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Olmsted Falls alumnus Matt Jursak

Cardinals clip Raiders in men's hoops

January 22, 2011 

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Otterbein opened the game on 17-7 run and never looked back in a 82-61 upset victory over Mount Union in an Ohio Athletic Conference .

men's basketball game tofday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance


Raider Dave Pellerite from Olmsted Fallls

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Three Records Go Down on the Weekend
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Spartan Relays Results l B-W Mid-Janaury Invite Results

Cleveland, Ohio
 – The Oberlin College track and field teams broke three school records over the weekend to highlight many great performances.

Competing at the Case Western Reserve Spartan Relays on Saturday, sophomore sensation Alexander Guo continued to impress as he set a new OC best in the triple jump by leaping 45-02.25 to win the event. The Brooklyn, New York, native also claimed the top spot in the long jump by covering 21-03.05. 

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Yeowomen Drop a Tough One at Home
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Oberlin, Ohio 
Kelly Warlich and Allison Anderson combined for 37 points, but it wasn’t enough as the visiting Hiram College Terriers came back from early deficit to escape town with a 61-58 win over the Yeowomen on Saturday afternoon at Philips Gym. 

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NDCL grad Mike Greisl, Mentor native Rob Brocious lead Mount swimmers

January 22, 2011 

By Josh Reilly

WILMINGTON, Ohio -- Three different Mount Union swimmers were double-winners as the Purple Raider men's swimming and diving team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference opponent Wilmington, 118-67, today.

Mentor's Rob Brocious\

Rob Brocious (Mentor/Mentor), Matt Carlozzi (Canfield/Canfield) and Mike Greisl (South Euclid/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) led the way for Mount Union.

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Dillione Shatters 200 Fly School Record As 

Spartan Swimming & Diving Splits With 


CLEVELAND – Freshman Maggie Dillione (Newtown, PA/Council Rock North) recorded an NCAA B-Cut qualifying time of 2:06.28 in addition to setting a school and pool record in the 200-yard butterfly as the Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads split a dual meet with Allegheny College (PA) on Saturday, January 22 at the Veale Natatorium.

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Baldwin-Wallace Men’s College Basketball Team Falls To Marietta, 67-63, in OAC Action

BEREA, OHIO –  Marietta junior forward Kevin Knab scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Marietta College men’s basketball team defeated Baldwin-Wallace College, 67-63, today (Saturday, January 22, 2011) in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center in Berea.  The win kept Marietta in first place in the OAC.

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Yellow Jacket Men and Women Swimmers and Divers Both Lose at Ohio Northern in Ada

BEREA, OHIO --  The Baldwin-Wallace College swimming and diving teams each lost today (Saturday, January 22, 2011) in Ohio Athletic Conference dual match competition in the ONU Sports Center in Ada. Despite the losses, the Yellow Jacket effort was highlighted by a record-setting performance by junior 4-time NCAA Division III All-American diver Julie Pinter (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) in the three-meter optional event.

The B-W men lost to the Polar Bears, 155-87, to fall to 6-5-1 overall and 2-1 in the OAC, while the women lost to ONU, 178-63, and are now 2-11 overall and 0-3 in the OAC.

Pinter led the Yellow Jackets as she won the 3-meter optional event with a school-record 287.20 points to surpass the previous record of 260.35 points by Kristen Demby in 2001. In addition, Pinter finished second to teammate and sophomore Erin O’Donnell Perry) in the 1-meter event. O’Donnell won the event with 249.70 points and Pinter had 249.05 points. Also, freshman Emma Gerdes (Avon) won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:16.51.

The Yellow Jacket men were led by senuor 6-time All-American diver Todd Richert (North Royalton) won the 1-meter optional event with 336.25 points, which was .65 shy of his Yellow Jacket school-record of 336.90 points, and he won the 3-meter optional event with 303.0 points. In addition, senior Ryan Musille (Canton/ GlenOak) won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:17.82 and freshman Patrick Donohoe (Columbus/ Bishop Watterson) won the 200-yard butterfly in 2:01.93.

Bay doubles up on Elyria 

Catholic in the waters

Bay High School was a double winner over Elyria Catholic in high school swimming, the Rocket boys taking the Panthers, 101-71, and the girls coming away with a 99-86 win.


Audry McDonald, Duncan MacMillan, Bridget Durham, Beth Auckley, Jen Norehad, Kayla Eland, Brogan MacMillan, Justin Kestler, and Adam Figliuzzi were individual event winners for Bay.


Ian Poper, Rachel Buckley, Dan Smith and Mackenzie Tweardy took firsts in individual races for EC.