A Page -- Jan 31, 2010

Colton Riemenschneider's score

caps a three-goal third period 

and  allows St. Ignatius to win  

Red North Division with 3-2 win 

over arch-rival St. Ed

Jan. 31, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Brooklyn -- When St. Ignatius coach Pat O’Rourke moved sophomore Colton Riemenschneider up to the varsity at the start of the season to be with his brother Jake, their father Chris Riemenschneider, a standout student and athlete at Westlake High and Baldwin-Wallace in the 1980s, was excited that he and the boys’ mother would have to drive to only half as many games as last year when Colton was on the JV and Jake on varsity.


After today, Jake and the rest of the Wildcats are happy Colton is with the varsity as well, since Riemenschneider took a rebound and scored the wining goal in tonight’s 3-2 win over St. Edward, which gave St. Ignatius the championship in the Red North Division of the Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League.


It is their second Red North championship in three years (first outright) and third divisional title in the last four years.


Asa Frebes fired the puck to John Jeziorowski, who took the shot that bounced off the pads of Eagle goalie Justin Wisniewski where Riemenschneider was waiting in front of the crease to take a whack at it and score at the 8:57 mark of the third period.


It marks the third time in three tries the Wildcats have defeated the arch rival Eagles this year. Contrary to scuttlebutt that has been circulating, the Eagles are not yet eliminated from the Baron Cup and could wind up playing the Wildcats again in 12 days or so.


Iggy had to play comeback hockey to win it though, scoring all three of its goals in the third period. St. Ed’s special teams killed the Wildcats’ first four power plays and even scored a shorthanded goal. Ross Kivett stole the puck when the Wildcats were in a power place and raced all the way down the ice alone to put it past Josh Potts at the two-minute mark of the third period to make it 2-0 and it appeared to be curtains for the Wildcats.


Not to be outdone though, the Cats finally got over the power-play hump when Mike Wells finally tallied on the special teams at 6:12 of the third. Wells took a pass at the point from Mike Abood and fired it it home to make it 2-1.


That was all the rest of the Cat men needed to continue the rally. At 6:35, Will Smith tied it with an assist from Wells.


St. Ed, which was outshot by the Cats by a 3-1 margin (46-15), broke the scoreless deadlock at 11:18 of the second period on a goal by defenseman Alex D’Angelo that was assisted by Danny O’Sullivan.

Click Below to download post-game interview conducted by Norm Weber and Joe Maxse with Iggy coach Pat O'Rourke


Click Below to download post-game interview conducted by Norm Weber and Joe Maxse with Iggy forward Colton Riemenschneider on scoring the winning goal against Eds


Click Below to download post-game interview conducted by Norm Weber and Joe Maxse with St. Ed coach Robbie Whidden



Cuyahoga Falls native Morgan 

Korinek named NCAC Player of 

the Week; Avon Lake's Kym 

Wenz scores 42 in two

games for Wooster

Jan. 31, 2010

By Sue Penicka

WESTLAKE -- Kenyon's Morgan Korinek from Cuyahoga Falls and Woodridge High has been named the women's basketball player of the week, the North Coast Athletic Conference league office here announced today.

Player of the Week - Morgan Korinek, Kenyon
Games Played: 2
Points: 36 (18.0 points per game)
Rebounds: 23 (11.5 rebounds per game)
Assists: 1
Steals: 2
Blocks: 2

Sophomore Morgan Korinek (Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge) paced Kenyon in its 1-1 week. She had double-doubles in both games, starting with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a 75-69 loss to Denison, then with 24 points and 12 boards in a 59-51 overtime victory over Allegheny. Korinek has five straight games with a double-double. She shot 15-for-22 (.682).



Wittenberg (10-0, 12-6) opened up a two-game lead over second-place Ohio Wesleyan (8-2, 13-6) with its second win over the Battling Bishops in three weeks.

Ohio Wesleyan holds a one-game lead on third-place Denison, and hopes to maintain that distance with home games against seventh-place Oberlin (3-7, 4-15) Tuesday, and Wooster on Friday. The Battling Bishops then head to Granville to face off with the Big Red on Saturday afternoon.

Rounding out Tuesday’s schedule: Hiram is at Allegheny, and Wooster is at Kenyon. Friday night, Earlham (1-9, 2-17) visits Allegheny and Kenyon heads to Oberlin. Saturday, Earlham stops at Hiram, and Wooster entertains Oberlin. 

In its only action last week, HIRAM defeated Wooster, 64-63. Three players hit double figures in scoring for the Terriers, led by junior Caitlyn Ruese’s (Strongsville, OH/Strongsville) who had 16 points on 7-for-12 (.583) shooting ... 

Strongsville native Caitlyn Ruese

Sophomore Morgan Koriniek (Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Woodridge) paced KENYON in its 1-1 week. She had double-doubles in both games, starting with 12 points and 11 rebounds in a 75-69 loss to Denison, then 24 points and 12 boards in a 59-51 overtime victory over Allegheny. Korinek has five straight games with double-doubles ... 

OBERLIN second-year head coach Kerry Jenkins is 4-0 against Earlham after his team’s 57-51 come-from-behind win over the Quakers last week. Freshman Allison Anderson (Springfield, IL/Springfield) totaled 38 points, seven assists, 13 steals and eight rebounds in the Yeowomen’s 1-1 week. Oberlin also fell to Allegheny, 70-49 ... 

OHIO WESLEYAN fell to Wittenberg, 62-56, despite 17 points and five rebounds from junior guard Tyler Cordell (Columbus, OH/St. Francis DeSales) ... 

With two NCAC wins last week, WITTENBERG solidified its hold on first place. Senior Carrie Dyer (Copley, OH/Copley) averaged 11.5 points and eight rebounds, and added six steals and eight assists, leading the Tigers past Earlham, 66-61, and Ohio Wesleyan, 62-56. 

Carrie Dyer

Copley alumna Carrie Dyer

WOOSTER senior guard Kym Wenz (North Ridgeville, OH/Avon Lake) totaled 42 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three steals in the Fighting Scots’ 0-2 week. She scored 28 in a 64-63 loss to Hiram, then scored 14 points - all in the second half - in a 68-46 loss to Denison.

Kym Wenz

Kym Wenz


Walsh Jesuit alumnus Tony 

Dipre, Chagrin's Taylor 


spark conference 

championship in men's 

distance medley; Chardon's 

Kara Reiter, Strongsville's 

Rachael Newman ditto women's 


Jan. 31, 2010

Athletes of the Week:
Men’s Sprint/Hurdles - Sean PatrickMatt Martin, Jake Eldridge & Silas Jolliff, Ohio Wesleyan
Junior Sean Patrick (Delaware, OH/Hayes), freshman Matt Martin (New Brighton, PA/Riverside), freshman Jake Eldridge (London, OH/London) and freshman Silas Jolliff (Cardington, OH/Cardington-Lincoln) combined to win the 4x400 meter relay at the NCAC Relays. The foursome finished in 3:24.66 which was a meet-record time.

Men’s Field - Chad Wertman and Chris Shaw, Earlham
Junior Chad Wertman (Holland, IN/Southridge) and senior Chris Shaw (Anderson, IN/Pendleton Hts.) combined to win the men’s shot put relay at the NCAC Relays. Wertman, who won the event individually, recorded a toss of 14.80 meters/48 feet, 6.75 inches. Shaw’s throw, good for fourth individually, was 14.05 meters46 feet, 1.25 inches.

Walsh grad Tony Dipre

Men’s Distance - Ben Eyer, Taylor Throckmorton, Ryan Hanson and Tony Dipre, Allegheny
Senior Ben Eyer (Lititz, PA/Manheim), sophomore Taylor Throckmorton (Chagrin Falls, OH/Chagrin Falls), senior Ryan Hanson (Presto, PA/Chartiers Valley) and senior Tony Dipre (Twinsburg, OH/Walsh Jesuit) combined to win the distance medley at the NCAC Relays. They finished the race in 10:18.76.

Women’s Sprint/Hurdles - Clara Shaw, Madeline Schultz, Marissa Clardy and Amanda Miller, Oberlin
Senior Clara Shaw (Roseville, MN/Roseville Area), senior Madeline Schultz (Concord, MA/Concord Carlisle), freshman Marissa Clardy (Kittanning, PA/Kittanning Senior), and junior Amanda Miller (Toledo, OH/Cardinal Stritch) were the first-place 4x400-meter relay team at the NCAC Relays. They finished in 4:06.22, a school- and meet-record time.

Women’s Distance - Sarah Shinn, Kara Reiter, Rachael Newman and Kaitlin Zimmerly, Ohio Wesleyan
Seniors Sarah Shinn (Edinboro, PA/General McLane) and Kara Reiter (Chardon, OH/Chardon) combined with juniors Rachael Newman (Strongsville, OH/Strongsville) and Kaitlin Zimmerly (Edinboro, PA/General McLane) to win the distance medley at the NCAC Relay meet. They posted a time of 12:30.33.


Emily Taylor (Columbus, OH/Hilliard Davidson) of DENISON was third individually in the women’s shot put (11.59m/38-0.25), while Emily Hammeren (Olmsted Falls, OH/Olmsted Falls) tied for third in the pole vault (2.59m/8-6).

Olmsted Falls alumna Emily Hammeren

A record-setting performance by the women’s 4x400 relay highlighted OBERLIN’S results at the NCAC Relays. The Yeowomen foursome of Clara Shaw (Roseville, MN/Roseville Area), Madeline Schultz (Concord, MA/Concord Carlisle), Marissa Clardy (Kittanning, PA/Kittanning Senior) and Amanda Miller (Toledo, OH/Cardinal Stritch) took first in 4:06.22, a meet-record and school-record time. The sprint medley relay paced the men’s team. Seth Wimberly (Covington, GA/Eastside), Solomon Turner (Greensboro, NC/Deerfield Academy), Shawn Chrapczynski (Lorain, OH/Amherst Steele) and Ben Schild (Prescott AZ/Prescott) won with a time of 3:40.32.



Gilmour settles for second 

place in Hamilton SE tourney;

falls to Carmel, 3-2

Jan. 31, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Gilmour’s hockey team settled for second place in the Hamilton Southeastern Invitational, falling 3-2 today to Carmel, the No. 3 ranked team in Indiana. In the first two days of the tournament, the Lancers tied the No. 1 ranked team HSE and beat the No. 2 team Culver (the tourney champ) in the state to the left of here on your computer screen.

“We just didn’t come to play,” Gilmour coach John Malloy said. “In order to win today, we needed to come and play for three periods, but we decided to play only in the third period and that is just not enough to beat teams like these.”

The Lancers (20-13-1) at least played defense and minded the net in the first period, skating to a 0-0 tie, but then fell behind 1-0 in the second on a power-play goal. GA tied it in the third minute of the third period on a power-play goal by Brian Anton that was assisted by Zach Buehner and Jordan Robinson.

GA just could not skate in an attack mode during even strength plays in this one. After Carmel went ahead 3-1, the Lancers found themselves in a shorthand situation only to have the special teams come through as Matt Grider stole the puck and scored the unassisted goal off the odd-man rush,

Gilmour had two more power plays including a 5-on-3 for 30 seconds but could not negotiate a goal off the Carmel penalty killing unit.

Goalie Oliver Flesher was pulled in the last minute.

“We had the extra attacker, but I could not get what I wanted in that so we had to settle for a 3-2 loss,” Malloy said.

Gilmour will play the Mahoning Valley Phantoms, a junior AAA team in the North American Hockey League, in Youngstown Tuesday and then take the weekend off before getting ready for its own tournament the weekend of the 12th that will run concurrently with the Baron Cup.

St. Ignatius quarterback Mark 

Myers completes 70 percent of 

his passes as Team USA defeats 

rest of the World, 17-0; Wildcat 

senior also called on to punt

By Mike Preston

IFAF Wire Services

Jan. 31, 2010

The world is becoming a smaller place.

At least in football terms, only 17 points separates the game's traditional powerhouse of the United States and the rest of the world following a 17-0 Team USA victory over the World at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale.

St. Ignatius' Mark Myers completed 7 of 10 passes for 79 yards flor Team USA.

Assembled as a collective squad of the best under 19 American football players from around the world for the first time, the team representing eight countries and four continents held their own against USA Football's junior national team of 45 players who have committed to some of the nation's top college football programs.

"It didn't surprise me that the game was close," said USA head coach Chris Merritt., whose squad won the first USA Football's Team USA vs. The World Game, Presented by Riddell.    

"I'm very proud of how the team came together in about four days.  It would be easy for them to think about where they're going to be playing in college but throughout the week it was great to see them become a team."

World team head coach jan Jenmert addresses his team following the loss to Team USA.

Team USA built on the psychological advantage of having broken a first half deadlock with a touchdown with only nine seconds remaining and then added a third quarter touchdown and late field goal to edge the contest.  The World team was left wondering what might have been.

"Turnovers and the big penalties were our downfall but what hurt the team the most was our truest starter on defense going down on the third play of the game because he has been superb for us all week," explained World team head coach Jan Jenmert.

Canadian quarterback Jeremi Doyon-Roch (Vanier College) was intercepted by Team USA MVP Mike Hull (Canon-McMillan, PA) late in the third quarter with the World team trailing 14-0 and facing a crucial third and seven at the USA 12-yard line.  There was to be no comeback once Team USA capitalized, driving into range for kicker Ben Hopfinger (St Thomas Aquinas) to split the uprights from 40 yards out.

The World team lost Australian defensive tackle Jesse Williams (Arizona Western) to injury on the opponent's opening drive, disrupting a line that has impressed during a week of practices, with Williams one of the stars.  They then also had to adjust the running game when fullback James Sifakis (Vanier College) also went down.

It was the World team's ground attack that opened brightly with Steven Lumbala (University of Calgary) and Doyon-Roch pounding the ball steadily downfield on the ground, completing three third downs in the process.

Neither team was able to move the ball for the remainder of the first quarter, but to open the second, Team USA sustained a drive that looked likely to put points on the board.  Aided by a roughing the kicker penalty that earned a first down after having to punt, Team USA quarterback Mark Myers (St Ignatius, OH), who had been run into when punting, connected with Sam Gagliano (Waxahachie, TX) for a 16 yard gain.  He then found Quinton Dunbar (Booker T Washington, FL) and Anthony Creecy (Southern Durham, NC), closing in on field goal range.

Mark Myers

A Christian Walcott (Concordia University) tackle on Myers for a loss of seven yards brought out the field goal unit and German defensive end Bjoern Werner (Salisbury School, CT), who has been highly recruited by leading US colleges, blocked a 28-yard field goal attempt by Hopfinger.

That should have left the first half scoreless, but Dunbar produced an elusive punt return, at one point forced back to his own five-yard mark, to take the ball out to within a yard of midfield, a touchdown return denied by the tackle of punter Tyler Crapigna (Ottawa Myers Riders).

Quarterback Tyler Smith (Wilson Area HS, PA) went to work immediately, hooking up on a spectacular 50-yard pass downfield that Josh Reese (Miami Central, FL) would have taken all the way to pay dirt but for a saving tackle by Dylan Hollohan (St Francis Xavier) at the one-yard mark. Reese fumbled and recovered the ball on the play then from a yard out, Ethan Grant (North Broward Prep, FL) scored to earn Team USA a 7-0 halftime lead with only nine seconds left on the clock.

What proved to be the killer blow came at the start of the second half.  Team USA drove steadily towards its second touchdown and used the no huddle offense effectively. Dontae Williams (Aldine, TX) gained 11 yards on two carries, Jakhari Gore (Miami Columbus, FL) 21 from three and Myers went to the air for a 25-yard connection with Gagliano.

From five yards out, Williams burst over right tackle to earn a two-touchdown lead after Hopfinger added the extra point.

The World team enjoyed success moving the chains on the ground, with team MVP Hampus Hellermark (Sweden) the most effective rusher with an eventual 64 yards from 12 carries.  But the passing game proved less effective, especially on third down.

Team USA closed out the third quarter and the contest with a confident 40yard field goal from Hopfinger.

The World team produced a steady 15-play, 50-yard drive that threatened to break the shutout late on, but Hellermark lost yards on a swing pass on fourth and goal as Team USA held firm.

Myers led Team USA with 7 of 10 pass attempts completed for 79 yards, while Smith contributed 5 of 10 for 105 yards.  Keiwone Malone (Mitchell, TN) had 4 receptions for 41 yards, Gagliano 3 for 46 and Reese 2 for 72.  On the ground Gore rushed 11 times for 53 yards, Williams 10 times for 59 yards and a touchdown and Grant 7 times for 11 yards. 

Hull and Travis Williams (Lake Taylor, VA) led the Americans with 8 tackles each, with Hull claiming the game's only interception.  Steele Divitto (Don Bosco Prep, NJ) had 8 tackles and a sack, while Josh Huff (Nimitz, TX) recorded 2 sacks and 4 tackles.

Hellermark was the World team's most effective offensive weapon with 12 carries for 64 yards, while Lumbala rushed for 28 yards on 7 carries and Doyon-Roch for 32 from 9 runs.  The Vanier Prep quarterback completed 5 of 13 pass attempts for 32 yards, with 2 of those going to college teammate Julian Bailey for a total of 14 yards.

Defensively, Walcott led the World team with 6 tackles and a sack and there were also sacks for Jerod McCrory (Western University), Beck Coulter (Trinity, TX), Scott Janz (Western) and Tyler Sawyer (University of Ottawa).

Mount Union Men's Indoor 

Track team Finishes Third  

MU Women Fifth at OAC Relays

By Lenny Reich

(BEREA, OH)--Mount Union's indoor track and field teams competed at
the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Relays at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea.  The Purple Raider men placed third with 83 points, while the women finished fifth with 71 points.

Senior Scott Thomas (Salem/West Branch) placed second (6.60) and freshman Charles Pratt (Canton/GlenOak) were part of three first place finishes on the men's side.


Lakewood's Tim Kelly

The duo placed fourth (6.61) as the duo combined to win the 55 meter dash relay.  Then they combined with junior Korey Smerk (Middleburg Heights/Midpark) and sophomore Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) to win the sprint medley relay with a time of 3:36.24 and last but certainly not least they paired up with Kris Claros (Miami, FL/Mirmar) and Brandon Stallworth (Cleveland Heights/Villa Angela St. Joseph) to win the 4x200 meter relay with a time of 1:32.92.


Midpark Alum Korey Smerk

A senior and freshman also paired up for success on the women's side as senior Aubrey Loy (Canton/Massillon Jackson) and freshman Samara Sutton (Youngstown/Boardman) teamed up to win both the triple jump and the long jump relays.  Loy finished first in both events with a mark of 36-5.75 in the triple and 17-5.25 in the long, while Sutton placed seventh in the triple (31-11.25) and fourth in the long (16-4.25).


Aubrey Loy

Loy also matched the school record in the 55 meter dash with a 7.40 to match a 19-year old record held by Tracey Miller.

Mount Union hosts the Jim Wuske Invitational next Saturday which will be the first indoor event in the newly remodeled Peterson Field House in Alliance.  

2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Relays
Saturday, January 30, 2010; Harrison Dillard Track; Lou Higgins Recreation Center in Berea, Ohio

PARTICIPATING TEAMS: Baldwin-Wallace College (BW), Mount Union College (MUC), John Carroll University (JCU), Heidelberg University (HU), Muskingum University (MU), Capital University (CAP), Otterbein College (OTT), Wilmington College (WC), Ohio Northern University (ONU), Marietta College (MAR)

FINAL MEN’S TEAM RESULTS: 1.) Ohio Northern,104 2.) Heidelberg,96; 3.) Mount Union,83; 4.) Otterbein, 81; 5.) John Carroll, 74; T6.) Wilmington and Baldwin-Wallace,72; 8.) Muskingum, 63; 9.) Marietta, 58 10.) Capital,55

FINAL MEN’S EVENT RESULTS: 55-Meter Dash Relay: Mount Union, (Charles Pratt and Scott Thomas), 13.21; 55-Meter Hurdles Relay: Otterbein, (Austin Curbow and Wes Pierson), 16.48; Sprint Medley Relay: Mount Union, (Charles Pratt, Scott Thomas, Korey Smerk, Tim Kelly), 3:36.24; 3000 Meter Run Relay: Heidelberg, (John Gogle and Jordan Karnes), 18:12.27; 5000-Meter Run Relay: Ohio Northern, (Alan Bowsher and Nick Swinford), 31:16.81; 4 x 200-Meter Relay: Mount Union, (Charles Pratt, Scott Thomas, Kris Claros, Brandon Stallworth), 1:32.92; 4 x 400 Meter Relay: Ohio Northern, (Garrett Brown, Jacob Schwab, Shane Huntley, Evan Heyman), 3:24.61 ; 4x800 Meter Relay: Ohio Northern, (Corey Bailey, Travis Isenberg, Patrick Rachow, Dan Smith), 8:11.38; Distance Medley Relay: Ohio Northern, (Nick Baker, Shane Huntley, Ben Ankrom, Dan Smith), 10:21.92; High Jump Relay: Capital, (Sam Roberts and Brad Pickens), 12’3.75”; Pole Vault Relay: Ohio Northern, (Andrew Lammers and Jacob Weyrauch), 28’6.50”; Long Jump Relay: John Carroll, (Bryan Wideman and Mike Minjock), 42’7.75” ; Triple Jump Relay: Heidelberg (Julius Higginbotham and Josh Lynch), 86’8.25”; Shot Put Relay: Baldwin-Wallace (Greg Patrick and Kevin Phipps), 101’4.25”; Weight Throw (Exhibition): Kevin Phipps, (B-W), 55’11.75”

FINAL WOMEN’S TEAM RESULTS: 1.) Ohio Northern, 101; 2.) Otterbein, 98.50; 3.) Marietta, 95; 4.) Baldwin-Wallace, 89.50; 5.) Mount Union, 71; 6.) Wilmington, 70.50; 7.) Heidelberg, 68; 8.) Capital, 61; 9.) John Carroll, 56.50; 10.) Muskingum, 30

FINAL WOMEN’S EVENT RESULTS: 55-Meter Dash Relay: Heidelberg, (Judy Bataille and Alexis Goodman), 14.90; 55-Meter Hurdles Relay: Otterbein, (Sarah Petraitis and Stacey Shall), 17.16; Sprint Medley Relay: Otterbein, (Sarah Petraitis, Lisa Coleman, Jocelyn Hennon and Lindsay Main), 4:31.19; 3000 Meter Run Relay: Wilmington, (Annie Cekada and Kelsey Stief), 21:48.73; 5000-Meter Run Relay: Ohio Northern, (Alison Steinbrunner and Kelly Casanova), 37:03.96; 4 x 200-Meter Relay: Heidelberg, (Jamie Depinet, Shanice Mclellan, Jazmine Shaw, Judy Bataille), 1:47.38; 4 X 400-Meter Relay: Heidleberg (Jamie Depinet, Shanice Mclellan, Judy Bataille, Jazmine Shaw), 4:11.79; 4x800 Meter Relay: Baldwin-Wallace College, (D’Arcy Hlavin, Brittany Giesken, Julie Kotesovec, Kim Chinn), 9:58.28; Distance Medley Relay: Baldwin-Wallace, (D’Arcy Hlavin, Julie Kotesovec, Tess Hoogeveen and Kim Chinn), 12:40.74; High Jump Relay: Ohio Northern, (Nicole Hope and Vicki Moga), 9’10.25”; Pole Vault Relay: Ohio Northern, (Nicole Hope and Aubrie Stechschulte), 21’7.75”; Long Jump Relay: Mount Union, (Aubrey Loy and Samara Sutton), 33’9.50”; Triple Jump Relay: Mount Union, (Aubrey Loy and Samara Sutton), 68’5”; Shot Put Relay: Capital, (Emily Goerig and Becca Steinemann), 78’9.50” ; Weight Throw: Erin Norton (BW), 46’6.75”