A Page -- Jan. 24, 2012

Brian Slater

Olmsted Falls places seven at the Bill Dies Memorial

There were 2 hard days of wrestling and 7 Olmsted Falls Bulldogs placed at the 42 Team Bill Dies Memorial Tournament held at Akron Firestone this past weekend. 

This is the most place finishers at this tournament in quite sometime, and earned the Dogs a SOLID 5th-place finish.

 "The kids competed hard and we showed our team depth and strength," said Olmsted Falls coach Bill McGrain. "A couple of the boys got real tough brackets, but coming out of their 5th is a pretty good finish. That is our best overall performance since we won that tournament three years in a row back in the early 2000's. "

The Olmsted Falls Bill Dies Memorial Place Winners and their records are as follows:

113 Chase DuPratt 3rd (28-4)
126 Nick Asadorian (Runner-Up) 30-5
132 Alex Bevilacqua (8th) 20-10
145 Brian Slater (8th) 22-13
160 Nick Sommer (5th) 32-8
170 Kyle Kokita (5th) 28-9
182 Scott Linville (6th) 22-6
Asadorian

Other Notable Records:

106 David Lance (22-12)
132 L.J. Yurick (17-5)
195 Travis Devericks (21-9)
220 Jordan Lee (22-8)

FALLS VARSITY B AT FIRELANDS

The Varsity B squad traveled to the Firelands Varsity Tournament and finished 4th in the 10 team event. Place winners include:

113 Danny Cuellar 3rd
120 David Rivera 4th
126 Mitch Dailey 3rd
132 L.J. Yurick 3rd
138 Michael Hansinger 4th
145 Issac Lozada 4th
182 Clay Bolton 4th
Hwt Aaron Bridge 4th


THE FALLS MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLERS PLACED 4TH IN THE MS SWC TOURNAMENT. PLACE WINNERS INCLUDE.

NOEL CARABALLO (Champion)
MICHAEL ILER (2ND)
ALEX KHO (2ND)
AARON MITCHELL (3RD)
MATT GARRETT (4TH)
TOM BRADY (4TH)
TRISTAN MAC IVOR (4TH)

Lutheran West alumnus Josh Malave named 


wrestler of the week in OAC


AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Josh Malave (Rocky River/Lutheran West) has been named Ohio Athletic Conference Wrestler of the Week.

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Malave, the reigning OAC champion at 141 pounds, went 3-0 last week as he pinned Ohio Northern's Ryan Fowler, then came back with a major decision win versus Jerry Cramer of Thiel (Pa.) before picking up a forfeit win at Case Western Reserve.


Malave is 14-2 on the season and ranked No. 9 in the nation in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association individual rankings.


Kenston alumna Anna Henry named distance runner of the week in the NCAC; Solon’s Vereshchagin named top swimmer for the week

Wittenberg senior Anna Henry (Chagrin Falls, OH/Kenston) finished first among attached runners in the 5000-meter run at the Otterbein Invitational with a personal-best time of 18:46, and thus, has been named Distance Runner of the Week in the North Coast Athletic Conference.

  
Henry (L), Vereshchagin (R)

NCAC WEEKLY ROUNDUP


On the men’s side, junior Bobby Over (Wadsworth, OH/Wadsworth) won the 3K with a time of 8:33.20, which marked the fourth-fastest time in team history for Allegheny.

SWIMMING

Women’s Athlete of the Week: Alisa Vereshchagin, Kenyon

Kenyon senior Alisa Vereshchagin (Solon, OH/Solon) was a key piece to the Ladies success over the weekend as she also chalked up seven total victories. Against Ohio Northern, she won the 200 IM (1:49.51), 100

breast (1:06.56) and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley relay (1:48.23), and at OWU, she was a member of both the winning 200 medley (1:49.23) and 800 free (7:55.21) relays and posted individual wins in the 100 breast (1:07.36) and 200 breast (2:23.71).

BASKETBALL

 HIRAM defeated Ohio Wesleyan, 62-55, for the first time since Jan. 15, 2000, snapping a 24-game losing streak to Ohio Wesleyan. Junior guard Chelsea Kovach (Lakewood, OH/Lakewood) scored 20 points and gathered four rebounds. Senior guard Tiffany Shields (Bedford Heights, OH/Bedford) recorded a double-double as she netted 10 points and grabbed 10 rebounds.

HIRAM started the week off with a loss at Ohio Wesleyan, 75-62, but ended the week on a high note after handing Wittenberg its first conference loss of the season, 65-51. Senior guard Jamaal Watkins (South Euclid, OH/Brush) paced the Terriers in their victory with a game-high 22 points to go with four rebounds. Senior guard Andrew Wiegand (Amherst, OH/Firelands) averaged 16 points and 9.5 rebounds on the week, including a double-double effort against Wittenberg.

PENICKA STEPS DOWN AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR AFTER 13 YEARS OF SERVICE; NCAC NAMES ROLINC ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 

CLEVELAND -- Sue Penicka will step down as an Assistant Director after 13 years of service with the North Coast Athletic Conference, effective January 31st, while Dan Rolinchas been named Assistant to the Executive Director of the NCAC, effective January 22th.

 

Penicka joined the NCAC office prior to the 1999-2000 academic year after serving the previous eight years as the Sports Information Director at Case Western Reserve University. During her tenure with the NCAC, Penicka created conference publications, served as the office manager and assisted with all aspects of conference administration and sports information.

Penicka leaves the NCAC as the founder of Educational Advocacy and Communications Services (EACS), which focuses on special education advocacy throughout the state of Ohio.

"We will miss Sue; She was a tremendous asset to the Conference, especially over the past three years. She definitely didn't get enough credit for her role in keeping the Conference moving forward. At the same time, we are excited and proud of the new opportunities she's creating for herself and her family. We wish her all the best in her new venture," said Executive Director Keri Alexander Luchowski.

Rolinc will assist with media relations, website maintenance and publications, as well as a wide range of conference administrative duties.

A 2011 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College, Rolinc spent the past two years as a student assistant in the Yellow Jackets' Sports Information Department. He also interned with the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball communications department and worked as a game-day assistant for the Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Gladiators media relations departments.

"Dan will be a valuable addition to our staff. He brings a wonderful mix of experiences and maturity to our operation, said Alexander Luchowski. "We are excited to see how he helps us, especially in the area of sports information."

Prior to Baldwin-Wallace, Rolinc served in the U.S. Army as a combat medic, having been stationed in South Korea, Kuwait and Iraq.


North Olmsted's Kori Wiedt named OAC hoops 


S/A of the Week


AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Kori Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) was named Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week.


Wiedt shot nearly 70-percent from the floor (16-of-23) including 10-of-14 from three-point range and tallied 42 points in wins over Muskingum and Otterbein last week.



She was 7-of-7 from beyond the arc and 9-of-10 overall shooting for a game-high 25 points in an 81-56 win at Muskingum, then came back with a team-best 17 points in a 76-50 win over Otterbein.


Her 10 three-pointers last week gave her the Mount Union record for career three-pointers with 210 that bested the previous mark of Holly Rhodes, who had 197 from 1990-94.


Mount Union (16-1, 9-1 OAC) is ranked No. 9 in the nation and takes an 11-game win streak into a home matchup against John Carroll Wednesday at 7:30 pm at The MAAC in Alliance. 


 

 

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