A Page -- Jan. 29, 2011

Dreher (L) and Day

Dreher, Day, Sirl combine for 48 of 

62 Namer points in Holy Name's 

NCL win over Trinity

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Dan Dreher’s 22 points led an offensive attack with three double-figure scorers enabling Holy Name’s boys’ basketball team to post a 62-48 win over Trinity in North Coast League play.

Complementing Dreher on the offensive end was Seamus Day with 14 points and Sean Sirl with 12 points.

The win moved the Namers a game above .500 at 7-6 and a game away from the break-even mark in NCL play at 3-4.

Jason Labroo's 17 points lead Westlake 

to SWC win over Amherst

Jason Labroo’s 17 points led Westlake to a 55-34 boys’ basketball win over Amherst.

Grant Gase added 10 points to help out in the Demons’ Southwestern Conference win.

Shawn Turn also had 10 points for the Westlakers.

Chris Cromity drops in 29 to lead 

Comets past Rangers in NOC action

Chris Cromity’s 29 points led Solon’s boys’ basketball team to a 94-74 Northeast Ohio League win over visiting Lakewood.

All 29 of Cromity’s points came from the field with five from three-point land and seven from the inside the arc.

Pete Nelson was the Rangers’ high scorer with 16 markers.

Olmsted Falls' Rachel Rossman scores career-high 13 

points, but first-place B-W stunned by Wilmington

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA –  Freshman center Chelsea Meckstrom scored a team-high 12 points as the Wilmington College women’s basketball team upset first place Baldwin-Wallace College, today (Saturday, January 29, 2011) in an Ohio Athletic Conference game in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center in Berea .  This was the first game of a women’s and men’s doubleheader. The Yellow Jacket and Quaker men tip off at 4:00 p.m.

With its win, Wilmington won its fifth straight game and  improved  to 10-9 overall and 7-5 in the OAC. B-W, now 15-4 overall and 10-2 in the OAC, was led by sophomore guard Rachel Rossman’s (Olmsted Falls) career-high 13 points. The Yellow Jacket loss ended a five-game winning streak.

Rachel Rossman

Lutheran East alumna Bria Eslick had 10 points, two steals, two assists and four rebounds for the Quakers.

Bria Eslick Player Pic

Bria Eslick

In the first half, Wilmington senior guard Olivia Waters made one of two foul shots to open the scoring, B-W freshman guard Jessica Lairson (Louisville) then scored four straight point to give the Yellow Jackets a 4-1 lead at the 17:56 mark. Wilmington then came back and scored the next 10 points to retake the lead at 11-4 with 10:01 left.  Lairson, who had 11 points, ended the drought at 9:54 with a jumper and then sophomore guard Jessica Carpenter (North Canton Hoover) made a three-pointer at 9:36 to make the score 11-9.

Following a Quaker basket, B-W freshman forward Lexi Rohrbach (Tiffin/ Columbian) grabbed a rebound and scored and on its next possession Rossman made two foul shots to tie the game at 13-13 with 7:47 left.
A 6-3 run by the Quakers gave them back the lead at 19-16 before Rohrbach made a pair of foul shots at 5:18 to make the score 19-18. A three-pointer by Wilmington senior guard Amy Bricker at 4:43 and a jumper by Waters at 4:02 gave the Quakers a 24-18 lead. Another 4-2 run, capped by a Meckstrom layup at 2:33, gave Wilmington its largest lead at 28-20. A basket by Lairson at 2:08 was the final points of the first stanza.

In the second half, B-W opened with a 5-0 run as Lairson canned a trey at 18:51 and Rossman stole the inbounds pass and fed Carpenter for a layup at 18:38 to cut Wilmington’s lead to 28-27.  B-W then scored eight of the next 14 points to take a 35-34 lead at the 15:13 mark when Rossman made a jump shot.

Undaunted, Wilmington regained the lead at 44-35 with 10 straight points before Head Coach Cheri Harrer called a timeout. A 6-2 run by B-W cut the lead to 46-41, but the Quakers came right back with four points of their own to push it back to a nine-point lead at 50-41. 

Claude Gray's 21 points lead Avon in 

rout of Fairview

Claude Gray scored 21 points and Marvin Coleman chipped in with a cool 16 to lead Avon to a 73-36 West Shore Conference win over Fariview.

Sean Faska and John Doherty reached double figures for the Warriors with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

The Eagles moved to 11-3 overall and remain a game behind Rocky River in the chase for the WSC title.

Mount clubs Capital in OAC 


Jan. 29

By Josh Reilly

ALLIANCE -- The nationally ranked Mount Union women's basketball team set an early tone with its defense and then poured on the offense for a 77-52 victory over Ohio Athletic Conference opponent Capital today at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) finished with 19 points and six rebounds while Kori Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) contributed 18 points and five assists for the Purple Raiders, who took a 40-17 lead into halftime.

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Spartan Wrestlers Place 20th at Wilson 

Invitational; Dukes Runner-Up at 149

By Nick Minerd

WHEATON, IL – The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team placed 20th of 32 teams competing at the two-day Pete Wilson Invitational, hosted by Wheaton College on Friday and Saturday, January 28-29 at King Arena. Junior defending national champion Isaac Dukes (Ravenna, OH/Ravenna) finished runner-up at 149 pounds and suffered only his second loss of the season – both coming against non-Division III opponents.


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Wilmington Men’s Basketball Team Defeats Baldwin-Wallace, 75-68, in 


BEREA –  Junior forward Tyler White scored 24 points as the Wilmington College men’s basketball team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference foe Baldwin-Wallace College, 75-68, today (Saturday, January 29, 2011) in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center in Berea.  This was the nightcap of a women’s and men’s doubleheader.


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Padua alumna Jessica Grzybowski

Denison tops Hiram on the hardcourt

January 29, 2011

Jeff Hoedt

HIRAM, OHIO  –  The Hiram College women’s basketball team suffered a 65-49 loss to No. 15 nationally-ranked Denison University today (Saturday, Jan. 29) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Price Gymnasium.  [Game Stats]

Padua alumna Jessica Grzybowski had four points, two steals and two assists for the Big Red. 

Coverntry alumna Calysia Smyers hit three three-pointers for Hiram.

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Large Second Half Gives Hiram College Men’s Basketball Win Against Denison University

January 29, 2011

HIRAM, OHIO  –  The Hiram College men’s basketball team outscored Denison University, 46-28, in the second half as the Terriers defeated the Big Red, 78-60, this afternoon (Saturday, Jan. 29) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Price Gymnasium.  [Game Stats]

With the win, the Terriers move above the .500 mark with a 10-9 overall record and 4-6 in the NCAC.  The Big Red fall to 6-14 overall and 3-8 NCAC.

The first half looked to be all Denison as the Big Red relinquished its lead for only a brief moment early, but led for the remainder of the half, including its largest margin of eight points on multiple occassions with the last one being an 18-10 score with 10:07 left before the break. 

Chanel alum Nick Russo

Hiram then began to chip away at the Denison lead and outscored the Big Red, 22-14, in the final 10:07 that included a three-pointer by senior guard Nick Russo 

(Strongsville/St. Peter Chanel) with 37 seconds left that tied the game at 32-32 heading into the locker rooms.

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Oberlin Men's Basketball Falls on Senior Day
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Oberlin, Ohio – Sophomore Andrew Fox recorded his eighth-career double-double and third of the season, but it wasn’t enough as the Oberlin College men’s basketball team fell to the visiting Wittenberg University Tigers 75-47 on Senior Day for the Yeomen.

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Spartan Track & Field Teams Edged by Rival 

CMU in Battle for the Obelisk; Kline Sets Indoor 

Shot Put Record

CLEVELAND, OH – The Case Western Reserve University track & field teams were edged by one point, 127-126, in dual meet action versus rival Carnegie Mellon University (PA). The Spartan women won their side of the meet, 79-47, but the men fell, 80-47, giving CMU the higher combined point total and claim to the Obelisk Trophy. 

Junior Amanda Kline (Lancaster, OH/Lancaster) highlighted the day for the Spartans with an indoor school-record throw in the shot put.

The Obelisk Trophy is awarded to the winning school in what has become an annual dual meet between the two programs started by head coach Steve Rubin.

Baldwin-Wallace Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Teams Competed at the OAC Relay Meet at Capital

BEXLEY, OHIO –  The Baldwin-Wallace College men and women indoor track and field teams place first at the annual Ohio Athletic Conference Relay Meet today (Saturday, January 29, 2011) in the Capital Center at host Capital University in Columbus.  This was the second week of winter competition.

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B-W's Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Teams Place First at the OAC Relay Meet at Capital

BEXLEY, OHIO –  The Baldwin-Wallace College men and women indoor track and field teams both place first at the annual Ohio Athletic Conference Relay Meet today (Saturday, January 29, 2011) in the Capital Center at host Capital University in Columbus.  These first place finishes keep both the men and women’s record perfect at 16-0 and 15-0, respectively. The men scored 90 points and the women scored 106.50 to win both teams first.

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Six Mount wrestlers place at Pete Willson

January 29, 2011 

WHEATON, Ill. -- No. 9 ranked Mount Union posted six placewinners to finish in fifth place at the Pete Willson Invite this weekend at Wheaton (Ill.) College in suburban Chicago.

The Purple Raiders 92.5 points made them the second-best NCAA Division III team in the 32-team field as only No. 2 ranked Wisconsin-LaCrosse placed ahead of them with 109.5 points in second place. 

NAIA Lindenwood (Mo.) won the event with 131 points while NCAA Division II teams Wisconsin-Parkside (102.5) and Indianapolis (100.5) were in third and fourth respectively.

Mount Union got a pair of second place finishes from No. 3 ranked Bill Schindel (Tallmadge/Akron Hoban) at 197 and No. 6 ranked Riki Reynolds (Marion/Pleasant) at 125.  Schindel had a pair of major decisions and pair of technical falls to get to the title match before taking his first loss of the season, while Reynolds took a narrow 3-2 loss in the finals.

Other top finishes for the Raiders included a fourth place finish from Josh Malave (Rocky River/Lutheran West) at 141, Andy Jenkins (Stow/Woodridge) placed sixth at 184, Joe Spooner (Willoughby/Willoughby South) placed seventh at 157 and Kevin Shadrach (Parma/Parma) finished eighth at 149.

Mount Union is back on the mat Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Heidelberg for a key Ohio Athletic Conference dual.  Heidelberg is the defending conference champion, while Mount Union has placed second each of the last two years.  The match will start at 7:30 pm in Tiffin.

Team Standings

1. Lindenwood (Mo.) 131, 2. Wis.-LaCrosse 109.5, 3. Wis.-Parkside 102.5, 4. Indianapolis 100.5, 5. Mount Union 92.5, 6. Trine (Ind.) 84, 7. Olivet (Mich.) 80.5, 8. Elmhurst (Ill.), 9. Wis.-Whitewater 61.5, 10. North Central (Ill.) 58.5, 11. Wabash (Ind.) 12. Heidelberg 55.5, 13. Ohio Northern 54.5, 14. Augustana (Ill.) 43.0, 15. Elizabethtown (Pa.) 37.0, 16. Messiah (Pa.) and Wis.-Oshkosh 35, 18. Lakeland (Wis.) 31.5, 19. Manchester(Ind.) 27.5, 20. Case Western Reserve 26, 21. Milwaukee School of Engineering 23.5, 22. Muskingum 23, 23.John Carroll and Mount St. Joseph 22, 25. Chicago (Ill.) 18.5, 26. Wis.-Platteville 16.5, 27. Wheaton (Ill.) 16.0, 28. Wis.-Eau Claire 13.5, 29. Morrisville State (N.Y.), 30. Concordia (Wis.) 6.0, 31. Knox (Ill.) 5.5, 32. Maranatha Baptist (Wis.) 0.  


Capital tops Mount in men's hoops

January 29, 2011 

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's basketball team suffered its third consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference loss falling 77-65 to Capital on Saturday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

Jimmy Wood (Wintersville/Indian Creek) led all scorers with a season-high 22 points while Dave Pellerite(Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) contributed 15 points and six rebounds for the Purple Raiders, who led by as many as seven points in the first half.

Trailing 39-30 in the second half, Mount Union battled back with an 11-3 run. Pellerite had four points during the rally and T.J. Gillespie (Toledo/Toledo-St. John's) buried a 3-pointer to pull the Raiders within 42-41 with 14:58 remaining.

Capital's Adam Johns then answered with nine points -- all on 3-pointers -- to trigger a stretch in which the Crusaders outscored their hosts, 17-5. At that point, Capital held a 59-46 lead with 9:38 left.

The Raiders pulled within 10 points three separate times, but could not lessen the gap any more.

Mount Union built an early 13-6 advantage, but the Crusaders cashed in seven straight ducats to knot a 13-all tie.

The Raiders held leads of five-or-more points on five separate occasions; the game also saw five different ties before Capital pulled into the lead with 1:43 left in the first half. Tyler Munro hit one of his five three-pointers for the visitors to give them a 32-29 edge before the contest went into halftime at 33-30.

Johns led the Capital (14-5, 9-3 OAC) attack with a season-best 20 points off the bench and Munro put in 17. Spencer Niekamp and Scott Robertson put in 12 points apiece and Kelly Winter grabbed six boards as the Crusaders (14-5, 9-3) outrebounded Mount Union, 34-21.

The Purple Raiders (8-11, 6-6 OAC) return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 2 when they host OAC foe Muskingum for a 7:30 p.m. start at The MAAC

Mount women roll in the water

January 29, 2011 

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's swimming and diving team dominated Penn State Behrend, 169.5-96.5, on Saturday in the Hammond Natatorium.

Alyson Kolesar (Stow/Stow) paced the Purple Raiders with wins in the 200-yard freestyle and the 200 backstroke with times of 1:59.73 and 2:14.77, respectively.

Seven other Mount Union performers won individual events while another swam an event's fastest time.

In freestyle competition, first-place Purple Raiders included Jocelyn Gaydos (Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional), Kamiren Veisz (Youngstown/Boardman) and Megan McDonough (Cuyahoga Falls/Cuyahoga Falls). Gaydos won the 50 free (:26.34), Veisz took the 500 (5:56.11) and McDonough touched first in the 1,650 (19:50.97).

Also for the Purple Raiders, Shelbey Mitchell (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) won the 100 backstroke in 1:02.60;Courtney Gabel (Fremont/Fremont Ross) claimed the 100 breaststroke in 1:11.54; and Victoria Ljubi(Powell/Olentangy Liberty) touched first in the 200 breast with a time of 2:38.49.

In diving, Jamie Hays (Brookville, Pa./Brookville) won both 1-meter events and recorded an 11-dive score of 329.45.

Mount Union's 200 medley relay team earned first-place points, clocking in at 1:56.43. It consisted of Mitchell,Allison Davila (Middleburg Heights/Midpark), Julia Kaszycki (Solomon, Kan./Salina) and Taylor Harrison (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia).

The Purple Raiders also recorded the top times in two exhibition runs: Harrison in the 400 individual medley (4:55.54) and the 200 free relay team of Cabel, Jennie Ciccantelli (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls), Gaydos and Kolesar.

The Purple Raiders (7-2) have one final dual meet next Saturday, February 2 at 1:00 p.m. They will take on Westminster (Pa.) -- the alma mater of head coach Eric Mojock.

MAC Basketball Today --Golden Flashes still on a roll; Solon's Kourtney Brown becomes all-time leading scorer at Buffalo; St. V. alumna Kara Murphy bounces back from cold spell vs. Kent with 19-point game for Zips 

By Erin Dugan

Kent State at Toledo, Noon (SportsTime Ohio, ESPN Full Court, ESPN3.com)

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Kent State enters tomorrow's matinee on the heels of a 56-54 overtime victory against Northern Illinois on Wednesday. Taisja Jones led the Golden Flashes with a game-high 36 points and six steals, while Jamilah Humes had 12 points. In Kent State's win over Northern Illinois Jan. 26, the senior forward tallied 36 points, which ranks tied for 10th best in team history.

Her 36 tallies were 64.3 percent of the team's offense against the Huskies. Among the top 12 individual scoring efforts in Kent State's history, Jones' 64.3 percent of the team's offense is the greatest percentage by an individual, surpassing Lindsay Shearer's 44 points in an 81-75 loss in 2005 (58.7 percent). The Rockets currently hold a one-game lead over Eastern Michigan in the West Division and are tied with the Golden Flashes for the best overall record in the league.

Their seven league opponents have shot a conference-low 34.2 percent from the field, yielding a MAC-best 55.6 points per game. The Rockets held arch-rival Bowling Green to 39.7 percent shooting on Wednesday to claim a thrilling 66-65 road victory, snapping a six-game losing skid on the Falcons' homecourt. For the season, the Rockets are fueled offensively by the trio of Naama Shafir, Melissa Goodall and Jessica Williams, who are averaging 13.9, 13.3 and 10.4 ppg, respectively. UT has five players averaging 6.5 or more points per game.

Akron at Central Michigan, 2 pm
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Coming off its best shooting performance of the season, the University of Akron women's basketball team concludes its two-game road trip on Saturday at Central Michigan. For only the second time in program history, the University of Akron women's basketball team earned a win at Western Michigan, 77-66. 


Senior Kara Murphy notched a game-high 19 points, including 10-for-10 from the charity stripe, to lead the Zips (9-10, 2-5 MAC) over the Broncos (4-16, 1-6 MAC) and end a four-game losing streak. Akron turned in its best free throw shooting performance of the season, going 21-for-22 (.955) from the line, and also its best shooting performance of the year, hitting 53.1 percent from the floor. Sophomore Rachel Tecca recorded 15 points on 7-for-10 shooting, and junior Jasmine Mushington added 11 points, including two crucial layups in the final minutes.

The Chippewas are coming off a 92-89 home loss to Buffalo that marks their second-straight conference loss. CMU leads the league in scoring offense and rebounding offense, averaging 83.1 ppg and 42.9 rpg. The Chippewas are led by senior forward Kaihla Szunko, who averages 16.1 ppg and 10.9 rpg, placing her seventh and second in the league, respectively. She also leads the MAC in steals, nabbing 3.0 per game and ranks second in field goal percentage at 55.1 percent.


Ball State at Buffalo, 2:30 pm
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Ball State enters today's contest on a two-game Mid-American Conference East Divisional win streak. The Cardinals have knocked off Kent State and then recently defeated Miami 66-49 Wednesday to remain undefeated at home in MAC action. Ball State's senior forward Emily Maggert tallied her 29th career double-double in the win over Miami.

 The Cardinals limited the RedHawks to 27 percent shooting for the game, including 22 percent from three-point range, and forced 18 turnovers in the contest. With the victory, Ball State improved to 9-11 overall and 4-3 in league action. The Bulls begin the first of two straight home games today as they host Ball State. This will be just the third home MAC game for UB this season.

The Bulls are still looking for their first MAC win at Alumni Arena as all three of their conference wins have come away from home, including a 92-89 win at Central Michigan in their last game. 

Senior Kourtney Brown became UB's all-time leading scorer and rebounder in the win over the Chippewas and now hold career records for scoring, rebounding, field goals and blocked shots. Senior Jessica Fortman became the 19th player in school history to go over 1,000 career points with her 19-point performance against Central Michigan. Fortman now has 1,012 points. Brown, Fortman and UB's three other starters combined for 90 of UB's 92 points in the win over the Chippewas.

Dougherty, Connolly and Walker combine for 36 as Greenmen nip Pirates

Pat Dougherty led a trio of double-figure scorers to lead Aurora to a 58-56 boys’ basketball victory over Perry.

Dougherty had 13 points for the Greenmen while Ryan Connolly added 12 and Brandon Walker 11.

Aurora is now 9-3 and Perrry 5-8.

Yellow Jacket Men and Women Swimmers and Divers 

Split versus JCU in Berea; Men Win, But Women Lose

By Jeff Miller

BEREA --  The Baldwin-Wallace College swimming and diving teams split a dual meet today (Saturday, January 29, 2011) in anOhio Athletic Conference dual meet against OAC and Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll University in the B-W Natatorium in the Lou Higgins Center in Berea on Seniors’ and Parents’ Day.

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B-W Diver Todd Richert from North Royalton

Olmsted Falls leaves the winless ranks as 

Meehan and Kurz each score 17 to lead 

win over Eagles; Chris DeLisio gets first 

win as a head coach

Jared Kurz and Eric Meehan each scored 17 points to lead Olmsted Falls’ boys’ basketball team to a 59-37 win over North Olmsted.

With the win, the Bulldogs  snapped their winless streak and earned rookie coach Chris DeLisio his first career win as a head coach.

Falls is now 1-12 while North falls to 3-9.

Wayne State 23-0 Run Too Much For Storm to Overcome

By Kyle Akins

Lake Erie College led by as much as nine points but a 23-0 Wayne State University run spanning over nine minutes late in the first and into the second half was too much to overcome in a 77-47 defeat at the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic and Wellness Center today.

Storm Lakewood product Antonio Kidd


Red hot shooting from No.21-ranked Wayne State (14-4, 10-2 GLIAC) carried the visitors all day as it finished the game 29-of-44 (65.9%) while Lake Erie (5-13, 1-10 GLIAC) went 16-of-47 (34.0%).  The Storm was also hindered by 20 turnovers leading to 25 WSU points.

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Elyria Catholic, Hoban win North Coast 

League swim championships; Renner 

involved in three firsts for Knights; Hamp 

involved in four, Buckley, Snow in three 

for Panthers

Jan. 29

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


OBERLIN -- Elyria Catholic and Hoban were crowned champions today in the North Coast League swimming championships here, EC winning the girls’ title and Hoban the boys’ crown.

The Panthers were led by the championship 200-yard medley relay team of Caroline Hamp, Jenna O’Dell, Kelly O’Dell, and Rachel Buckley; and the 400 championship free relay team of Buckley, Hamp, Taylor Sustercic, and Shelby Snow.

Kelly O’Dell also won the 100 breaststroke, Hamp the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly, Snow the 100 and 200 freestyle races, Buckley the 50 free, and Jenna O’Dell the 200 IM.

MacKenzie Tweardy also copped the diving championship for the Panthers.

The Knights had Danny Renner win the 200 free, and 500 free, and swim the first leg of the champion 400 free relay team that also included Mike Kudlac, Carmine Sberna, and Logan Rogers.

Second place in the overall team race went to Lake Catholic in the gals’ division and Padua in the guys’ division.

Katie Cordek, Ashley Fox, Amy Steigerwald and Alex Korman took first for the Cougars in the 200 free relay.

Brian Neuman, Brian Frac, Colton Giordano, and Chris Wasco took first in the 200 free boys’ race for the Bruins, who also had Dan Gober win the 100 back and Ryan Capp the diving. Neuman also took the 200 IM.
Ryan Cochran won the 100 back and Dan Leahy the 50 and 100 frees for NDCL,
Megan Kudlak took the 500 free for Hoban.
Oberlin Knocks Off Wittenberg for the First Time Since 2000
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Box Score from the game on January 29, 2000
 (Oberlin's last win vs. Wittenberg) 

Oberlin, Ohio 
– Exactly 11 years ago to the day the Oberlin College women’s basketball team defeated Wittenberg University at Philips Gym, and today they did it again for the first time since then as the Yeowomen outlasted the Tigers 67-64 on Saturday afternoon.

It has been a long time coming since Oberlin last beat Wittenberg, but today Oberlin was able to prevail thanks to all-around great team effort. NCAC Player of the Year candidate Allison Anderson made a strong push for the award with her play as she netted a game-high 25 points to go along with six rebounds and six steals. 

Hudson HIgh alum Sarah Watson had 11 points, four assists and eight rebounds for Wit.

John Marshall grad Syrea Thomas had a game-high seven assists for Oberlin.

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Spartan Swimming & Diving Teams 

Sweep ONU on Seniors' Day

CLEVELAND, OH – The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams swept visiting Ohio Northern University on Seniors’ Day (Saturday, January 29) at the Veale Natatorium. 

The men were victorious 190-108 and the women won 163-131 behind an NCAA B-Cut qualifying mark in the 100-yard butterfly by freshman Maggie Dillione (Newton, PA/Council Rock).

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Oberlin Women Second; Men Third at NCAC Relays

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Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College men’s and women’s track and field teams got their first look at the conference competition on Saturday as they played host to the annual NCAC Relay Meet at the John W. Heisman Field House. 

The women totaled 79 points to finish in second place, while Ohio Wesleyan University won the event with 107 tallies. On the men’s end Oberlin racked up 71.5 points to place third. Wabash claimed the top spot with 116 points, while OWU was close behind at 113.5. 

In the traditional relay events, the Yeowomen displayed their dominance with victories in the 4x200 and 4x400. In the shorter of the two races Oberlin had one representative from each class combine to post a winning time of 1:50.10. It was rookie Sophie Brancazio who led things off. She was followed by juniorMelissa Elie, senior Amanda Miller and sophomore Marissa Clardy. In the 4x400 it was a pair of sophomores and pair of seniors who got the job done. Clardy was followed by Miller and then sophomore Sybil Levine and seniorLaura Vernon did the rest to record the winning mark with a season-best time of 4:07.61.

Oberlin also prevailed in 1,600 sprint medley relay. It was Elie, Vernon, Levine with first-year Molly Martorella in the anchor position who won the race in 4:24.65. 

Even more Oberlin success occurred in the field events as Vernon claimed the top spot in the pole vault by clearing 10-06. Senior classmate Melissa DeLombaert was also victorious in the triple jump with a mark of 33-00.25.

The Yeomen continued to their early season success in the field events asJosh Gallagher and Jacob Fogel secured victory in the shot put relay. Gallagher’s toss of 47-08 bested the rest of the field by over three feet, while Fogel was in the middle of pack at 38-03.25. 

Mount Men's S&W falls at Behrend

January 29, 2011 

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- The Purple Raider men's swimming and diving team lost to Penn State Behrend, 151.5-132.5, in the Hammond Natatoriu on Saturday.

Rob Brocious (Mentor/Mentor) and Mike Greisl (South Euclid/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) won two individual events each and were also part of a winning relay team.

Brocious placed first in the two distance events, winning the 500-yard freestyle in 4:55.58 and the 1,650 free in 17:34.30.

Greisl won the 50 and 100 freestyle events with times of :22.58 and :49.70, respectively.

Greisl and Brocious teamed with Mike Zappa (Shelby/Shelby) and Ian Perry (Perry/Perry) to win the 200 medley relay.

Other Mount Union winners were Carlozzi in the 200 free (1:47.84) and Perry in the 100 breaststroke (1:05.41). 

The Purple Raiders (6-3) have one final dual meet next Saturday, February 5 at 1:00 p.m. They will take on Westminster (Pa.) -- the alma mater of head coach Eric Mojock.