A Page -- Jan. 3, 2011

Defenseman George Chapman 

scores OT goal to lead US to win 

over St. Ignatius, sending the 

defending state champs to defeat 

in Red North play for first time 

this season

Jan. 3, 2011

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


AUBURN – Going against the trend the team has set so far, University School’s hockey team came from behind after being down two goals after one period to take defending state champion St. Ignatius into overtime and post a 5-4 Red Division victory in The Pond.

George Champman (GWG)

The Preppers have been a team this year that has been bi-polar in terms of how they do in the first period. Up until this game, the Preppers were 0-4-1 when trailing after one period and 6-1-1 in games when leading after one period and 1-2-1 when even after one period. Plain and simple, the 8-7-3 Preppers have played better the n final two periods of each game when going into the first intermission with the confidence that they were leading and subsequently maintained the mentality that they should be able to hold it for another two periods.

Until now.

After having a fine showing in the Eagle Classic, the St. Edward after-Christmas tourney, in which they outscored their opponents in round-robin play, 23-2, including a 7-1 romping over St. Rita, the defending state champion from Illinois, the Preppers finally fully climbed out of a non-winning slump and were able to even their record to .500.

However, the Wildcats had different ideas. St. Ignatius went up 2-0 in the first period.  The Preppers would play catch up the rest of the day, but catch up they did.

They came back with two power-play goals to tie it, 2-2, which is where it stood after two periods. Based on trends, the odds were still against the Preppers, who coming in were 6-0-1 when leading after two periods, 0-4-1 when trailing after two periods and 1-3-1 when even after two periods.

Ignatius again went up 4-2 in the third period but US was able to score two late goals to send it into overtime.

Defensemen George Chapman scored the winning goal in overtime with an assist from Andrew Preiiser, who also assisted on Ian Robertson’s third period goal to send it into overtime. It was the Preppers’ first OT win of the year. They did skate to an overtime period tie that fed into a shootout at the Shadyside Tournament which they lost. It also marked their first win of the year in a game in which they were trailing after one period and only the second in which they were tied after two, which means they are finishing better.

Ian Robertson

Miles McQuinn had two of the St. Ignatius goals while Kevin Joseph and Liam Geither each had one.

Miles McQuinn

The scoring was spread out in this one for US, which had five different skaters score goals. Connor Clemens, Alex Stefanski and Matt Wipper also scored goals. Robertson and Travis Lang also had assists. Sam Althans evened his record in goal to 6-6-1  

Robertson is the team scoring leader with 35 points while Wipper has 29 points and Clemens 24 points. Wipper has one more goal than Robertson with 17 and has a plus/minus up +20.

It was the first league loss of the season for St. Ignatius, which falls to 4-1 in the Red North and 16-4 overall. The Preppers are only two points behind the Cats now at 3-2.

It will be the Holy War on Ice, the second segment, when the Wildcats travel to Lakewood Thursday to play St. Ed in Winterhurst. The Cats won the first meeting between the two last month in Gund Arena.

Hoban alumnus, Mount Union 197-pounder Bill Schindel named Wrestler of the Week in the OAC

January 3, 2011 

By Lenny Reich

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Bill Schindel (Tallmadge/Akron Hoban) today was named Ohio Atheltic Conference Wrestler of the Week.  It marked the second time this year, Schindel has earned the honor.


Schindel led the No. 16 ranked Purple Raiders to an impressive third place finish at the 14-team Citrus Invitational last week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

He went 4-0 and won the title in 197 weight class.  Schindel, ranked No. 3 in the nation in the weight class, posted one pin and shut-out three other opponents in decision.

Mount Union is next in action on Tues. Jan. 11 when they meet nationally ranked Ohio Northern in a key OAC matchup in Ada. 

Battle of the unbeatens to clash 

when Aurora basketball team hosts 

Cuyahoga Heights; Greenwomen

at 7-0 are one win away from total

of all last season; team with 3.5

GPA manifesting connect between 

Student and Athletics dualism

Jan. 3, 2011

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


It will be the battle of the unbeatens, Cuyahoga Heights and Aurora’s girls’ basketball teams will meet tomorrow night in the Aurora High School Gymnasium.

The Greenwomen are 7-0 while the Redskins are 6-0.


Cuyahoga Heights is coming off a 52-38 win over Trinity and Aurora a 57-41 win over Cuyahoga Falls.

Camilla Brown and Allison Blackley led the Greenwomen with 18 and 13 points, respectively.


The Redskins are led by Deanna Lewis, who is averaging 15.2 points and 12 rebounds per game.


Another “chief” contributor to the Redskins’ success this season has been Brooke Rayokovich, who has been tossing in 8.6 points per game and snaring four rebounds per contest.

Rayokovich is also the top playmaker on the club with 3.2 assists per game and the tops in initiating the transition with 2.4 steals per outing.


Sam Gudat is the top three-point shooter for the Skins, averaging one made per game.

Aurora is another classic example of the marriage in both parts of the “Student/Athlete” concept, proving once again that there is a direct correlation between academic success and athletic success.

The Greenwomen were only 8-13 last season but every player on the team had a grade point average of at least 3.0 and had a team cumulative GPA of 3.5 last year. After several years together, they have learned to win and that they have done.

The last time Aurora won a league championship in girls' basketball was in 1927.

Yeowomen Snap Four-Game Skid at Kalamazoo; John Marshall Grad Syrea Thomas Scores Eight Points, Grabs Eight Boards, Passes for Two Assists
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Kalamazoo, Mich.
 – Behind a career-high 23 points from Kelly Warlich the Oberlin College women’s basketball team knocked off Kalamazoo College 60-45 on Monday night. 
Marshall product Syrea Thomas

Warlich, a native of New Canaan, Connecticut, matched a career-best with five triple-hits on just six attempts. Overall she shot 8-of-16 from the floor to go along with six rebounds and a career-high seven steals. 

First-year product Allison Gannon also turned in her best performance to date with her first collegiate double-double with career-highs in points (10) and rebounds (11). 

After taking a 4-3 lead in the early going, Oberlin would never trail the rest of the way and would eventually take a 22-15 cushion into the locker room at halftime.

The Hornets were hanging around as Oberlin led 37-31 with 12:28 left to play, but the Yeowomen ripped off a 13-2 run to make it 50-35 at the 6:13 mark and effectively put the game out of reach. 

With the win Oberlin snapped a four-game losing skid and improved its record to 5-7 overall. The Hornets fell to 1-10 with the loss. 

The Yeowomen shot 41.4 percent (24-of-58) overall and were an impressive 7-of-16 (43.8%) from beyond the arc. Oberlin’s stingy defense held the Hornets to just a 29.1 percent (16-of-55) success rate. 

OC also won the majority of the hustle stats with a 47-30 edge on the glass and a 13-6 margin in second-chance points. Furthermore, the Yeowomen scored 19 points off of 24 Kalamazoo turnovers and had a 32-14 advantage in points in the paint. 

The Yeowomen will now immerse themselves in NCAC play the rest of the season. Their first test will come on Wednesday night at Wittenberg University. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. 




Walsh product Chris Ameen

Walsh Jesuit alumnus Chris Ameen 

scores a baker's dozen to lead 

Baldwin-Wallace Men's Rout of 

Vassar, 76-50, at the ECAC Holiday 


By Kevin Ruple

KISSIMMEE, Fl. – Sophomore center Chris Ameen (Broadview Heights/ Walsh Jesuit) scored 13 points as the Baldwin-Wallace College men’s basketball team defeated non-league foe Vassar (N.Y.) College, 76-50, today (Monday, January 3, 2011) in the Kissimmee Covention Center in its first game at the annual ECEC Holiday Classic in Kissimmee, Florida.  The Yellow Jackets now face U/Mass-Boston in the championship game tomorrow (Tuesday, Jan. 4) at 12:00 noon.  The victory was B-W’s second straight and the 50 points allowed is the lowest since a 65-31 victory against Dickinson (Pa.) College in 2003.
Brunswick product Kyle Payne

In addition to Ameen for B-W, now 5-7 overall, freshman center Aaron Selmek (Delaware/ Columbus St. Francis deSales) had career-highs of 11 points and a game-high eight rebounds and freshman forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) had 10 points.  For Vassar, now 1-8 overall, freshman forward Evan Carberry was the only player in double figures with 10 points.

In the first half, the Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 3-0 lead at the 19:53 mark when freshman guard Kevin Krakowiak (Valley City/ Parma Heights Holy Name) made a three-pointer via an assist from junior All-Ohio Athletic Conference point guard Promis Cabbil (Elyria/ Senior).  Following a Vassar basket to make the score 3-2, B-W reeled off 12 straight points to build a 14-2 advantage at the 16:00 mark when Payne made a layup.
Grant Fairhurst

The Yellow Jackets outscored Vassar 8-4 and the lead grew to 16 points at 22-6 with 14:11 left in the half when freshman guard Grant Fairhurst (Ashland) canned a trey.  The Brewers then outscored B-W 6-2 to close to within 12 points at 24-12 with 8:39 left when junior guard Caleb McGraw made a jump shot. A four-point run by B-W pushed the lead back out to 16 points at 28-12 with 7:45 left when junior guard Scott Voiers (Westlake/ Lutheran West) made a layup.  The largest lead of the first stanza was 22 points on two separate occasions with the last at 41-19 at the 1:08 mark when sophomore forward Sean Rothermel (Delaware/ Hayes) mase a layup.  B-W led at halftime, 43-22.

In the second half, B-W continued its assault by building the lead quickly to 29 points at 54-25 with 17:32 left when Krakowiak made a layup. The lead grew to a game-high of 36 points at 65-29 with 10:49 left when Voiers made a layup.  The closest that the Brewers would get after that point was 26 points at 76-50 with 17 seconds remaining.

Spartan Juniors Erin Hollinger 

(Chardon) and Isaac Dukes (Ravenna) Take Home UAA Player of the Week Awards

Jan. 3, 2011

By Nick Minerd

CLEVELAND, OH -- Two Case Western Reserve University student-athletes were awarded University Athletic Association Athlete of the Week honors, announced by the league office today, January 3. Wrestling’s Isaac Dukes (Ravenna, OH/Ravenna) earned the honor for the fifth time this season, while women’s basketball forward Erin Hollinger (Chardon, OH/Chardon) took home the accolade for a second time this winter.

Hollinger posted a pair of double-doubles during a 1-1 week for the Spartans. In 61 minutes (31.5 mpg), Hollinger totaled 32 points (16.0 ppg), 25 rebounds (12.5 rpg), seven assists (3.5 apg), seven blocked shots (3.5 bpg) and four steals (2.0 spg).
Case, now 5-5 overall for the season, will be back at home on Tuesday, Jan. 4 against Hiram College.


Dukes, the defending Division III national champion at 149 pounds, put together a 3-1 record versus four Division I opponents at the 2010 Midlands Championships. All three of Dukes’ victories came by decision against wrestlers from Harvard, Arizona State andIowa. His lone loss came to the 18th-ranked 149-pounder in D-I and it was his first since last December. For the season, Dukes is 19-1.
The Spartan grapplers will be back in action on Saturday, Jan. 8 in a road dual match versus Thiel College (PA) at 1:00 p.m.


Jan. 3, 2011

By Erin Dugan

Illinois State at Northern Illinois, 7 p.m.
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The Northern Illinois women's basketball team (6-6, 0-0 MAC) hosts downstate rival Illinois State (9-3, 2-0 MVC) to tip-off the new year, Monday, Jan. 3 at the Convocation Center. The Huskies returned home for the first time in over a month to find friendly rims in a 70-59 win over Loyola. NIU knocked down 4-of-5 three-pointers to start, including three by Marke Freeman, against the Ramblers, jumping out to a 13-1 lead. NIU finished the night with a season-high nine made triples. NIU stands as the most accurate three-point shooting team in the MAC, and the sixth-best three-point shooting team in the nation. The Huskies have hit 40.2 percent of their attempts from distance, including knocking in 4-of-5 (80.0 percent) and 5-of-7 (71.4 percent) against UNI and SIU, respectively. Individually, Marke Freeman leads NIU, hitting 47.1 percent (24-51) of her threes. That ranks second in the MAC, and 18th in the country. A late run propelled Illinois State past Northern Iowa, 69-60, in a New Year's Day matchup. In a tightly-contested matchup with numerous runs, ISU pulled away with a 10-2 spurt in the final minutes to improve to 2-0 in conference play for the 11th time and the fourth time in the last five years. Hannah Spanich led ISU with 18 points, the most she has scored as a Redbird, to go along with six rebounds, three blocks and three steals. Emily Hanley added 17 points and six rebounds.


Ryan Kordish, Joey Peterson, Glenn 

Waligora roll double 200 games to 

lead North Ridgeville varsity past 


Jan. 3, 2011

Three boys – Ryan Kordish, Joey Peterson and Glenn Waligora – each put together back-to-back 200 games to lead North Ridgeville’s boys’ varsity bowling team to a 2,322-2.267 win over Keystone tonight on Black River Lanes.

Waligora rolled 201-219 (420) followed by Kordish 201-213 (414), Peterson 206-200 (406), Mike O'Sullivan 233-125(358), and Brandon Becka  203-135(338).

The Wildcats had Derek Stewart 210-169(379, Eric Skaggs 225 (225), Alex Hainen 171-165(336), Andrew Johnson 189-155 (344), and Brady Clanin 221-154 (375).

Zack Pulvino leads JV Rangers in win 

against Keystone

Jan. 3, 2011

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Zack Pulvino with a 178-191 (369) two-game series led North Ridgevlle’s boys’ JV team to a 2,013-1,738 win over Keystone tonight on Black River Lanes.

Also for the Rangers, it was Jim Bradley 112 (112) Josh Buttrey 146-137 (283), Joey Casement 152-205 (357) Logan Gedeon 206 (206) Alex Scullin 183-151 (334).

For the Cats, it was Cody Christoff 136 (136), Jimmy Moffitt 154-146 (300), Riley Braun 142-108 (250), Colton Sword 159-138 (297), Matt Rector 151-189 (340), and DJ Cyrus 127 (127).


Allison Towne leads JV Cat gals 

to triumph over Ridgeville on


Jan. 3, 2011

A match-high series by Allison Towne 111-132 (243) led Keystone girls’ JV bowling team to a 1,325-1,260 win over North Ridgeville tonight.

Also for the Wildcats, it was Taylor Teehan 109-95 (204, Steph Jackson 103-98 (201), Sami Cyrus 122-99 (221), and Jamie Stokely 116-103 (219).

The Ranger JV gals stacked up this way: Alexis Jalowiec 126-81 (207), Arshiya Anand 110-112 (222), Alyse Fuller 97-110(207), Nikki Gannon 108-108(216), and Lisa Adkins 93-110 (203).

Westlake's Rosa LaMattina named 

Ohio Athletic Conference Player of 

the Week

Westlake High alumna Rosa LaMattina, Mount Union’s sophomore guard, led the Purple Raiders to a 2-0 record at the Juniata Classic last weekend. For her efforts, she was named Player of the Week in the Ohio Athletic Conference it was announced today by the press deputies in the league office in Austintown.

LaMattiina led the 11th-ranked Raiders to the tourney title with 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, two assists and 2.5 steals-per-game. LaMattina shot an impressive 10-of-10 from the free-throw line and was seven-of-13 on three-point field goals

Cassie Pawlak misses 300 game by 21 

pins but still leads North Ridgeville to 

win over Keystone

Jan. 3, 2011

By just a few pins, Cassie Pawlak missed a 300 game, but still had enough in her to put together a two-game series of 468 with a 189 and 279 to lead North Ridgeville to a 1,984-1,867 high school bowling victory over Keystone tonight.

Ashley Schoonover also posted a 400 series for the Ranger varsity girls with a  209-191-400. Also for the Rangers it was Shauna Shields 95-132 -227, Samantha Crist  128-114 -242 and Devan Freeman  164-161-325.

The Wildcats had Jessica Kolesar 141-113-254, Kayla Rose 119 -119  (1 game), Jessica Jewitt  146-165-311, Alexis Stanislow  193-179 -372, Amanda Keathley 181-136-317,  and Megan Healy 138-138   (1 game).