A Page -- Jan. 31, 2012

Shields (L), Buckley (R)

Bedford’s Tiffany Shields named Player of the Week in the NCAC

 Hiram senior guard Tiffany Shields (Bedford Hts., OH/Bedford) led the way for the Terriers as she averaged 15 points and 8.5 rebounds on the week and thus has been named the Player of the Week for Women’s Basketball in the Westlake-based North Coast Athletic Conference. In a loss to Allegheny, Shields was one rebounds shy of a double-double as she posted 10 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block. In a victory over Denison, Shields netted a game-high 20 points, connecting on 3-of-4 three-point attempts, and grabbing a team-high eight rebounds.

GP/GS: 2/2

Points: 30 (15.0 ppg) FG/FGA: 11/32 (.344)

Rebounds: 17 (8.5.0 rpg) 3FG/3FGA: 5/9 (.556)

Assists: 3 (1.5 apg) FT/FTA: 3/8 (.375)

Steals: 2 Blocks: 1

Also junior guard Chelsea Kovach (Lakewood, OH/Lakewood) averaged 14 points, five rebounds and three assists for the Terriers.


WITTENBERG slipped to 8-9 overall and 4-5 in the NCAC with a pair of losses last week, including a 90-53 decision at home versus DePauw and a 73-56 loss at Oberlin. Senior Sarah Watson (Hudson, OH/Hudson) led the team by averaging 16 points on the week, going 13-for-22 (.591) from the field.


HIRAM closed out its dual meet schedule with contests against Urbana and Washington & Jefferson last week. The Terrier women earned a 129-97 victory over Urbana at home on Friday, but were upended by W&J, 123-94, on Saturday, while the Hiram men fell 102-87 against Urbana and were also upended by W&J, 86-57.

Freshman Rachel Buckley (Amherst, OH/Elyria Catholic) combined for four individual event wins over the weekend, touching the wall first in the 50-meter back (34.56), 50-meter free (29.84) and the 100-meter free (1:04.78) against Urbana, and also added a victory in the 100-yard free (57.84) against the Presidents.

The Hiram men were led by sophomore Ryan Astalos (Bainbridge, OH/Kenston) who also registered four individual wins over the weekend. Astalos won the 50-meter breast (33.26), 100-meter breast (1:12.88) and 200-meter IM (2:30.58) against Urbana, and then went on to win the 200-yard breast (2:28.69) against W&J.

Astalos (L), Salukombo (R)


DENISON and WITTENBERG were both in action in Granville on Saturday at the annual Denison Lid-Lifter event. On the men’s side Defiance took the team title with 158 points, followed by Wittenberg (105), Denison (85) and Transylvania (53), while Defiance also won the women’s team title with 142 points, followed by Wittenberg (123), Denison (105), and Transylvania (46). Wittenberg got strong performances from sophomore Victor Banjo (Sugarland, TX/Stephen F. Austin) and freshman Leslie Goshia (Bryan, OH/Bryan). Banjo posted wins in the 60-meter dash, 200-meter dash and as a member of the winning 4x200-meter relay, while Goshia logged victories in the 400-meter dash and the long jump. The Big Red men were led by senior Dee Salukombo (Lakewood, OH/Lakewood) who ran the second-fastest time in school history in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:34.37.

Bobby Over (Wadsworth, OH/Wadsworth) with victories in the 800-meter run and the one-mile run (4:18.39) for Allegheny.


HIRAM fell twice in conference play against Allegheny, 65-60, and Wooster, 88-73. Terriers senior guard Jamaal Watkins (South Euclid, OH/Brush) averaged 21 points, eight rebounds and 3.5 assists for the week.

Brocious gets third OAC Swimmer of Week Award

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio—Junior Rob Brocious (Mentor/Mentor) was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week for the third time this season on Monday.

Brocious set a pool record and took first place in three events in the Purple Raiders' 129-101 defeat at Penn State-Behrend on Saturday. He swam the 400-yard IM in a time of 4:25.15, setting a pool record. Brocious also took first place in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 4:53.75 and the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:22.85.

Mount Union will return to action on Saturday as they host Westminster (Pa.) in their final dual meet of the season in preparation for the OAC Championships from February 16-18.



Four Baldwin-Wallace College Winter Student/

Athletes Earn OAC Player of the Week Honors

BEREA, OHIO --  Four Baldwin-Wallace College winter sport Student/Athletes, junior Division III All-American thrower Mitch Supan (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit), junior thrower Christina Perrine (Middleburg Heights/ Midpark), sophomore men’s basketball player Kevin Krakowiak (Valley City/ Parma Heights Holy Name) and junior 4-time All-American diver Julie Pinter (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Hts.), have been named as Ohio Athletic Conference players-of-the-week (Monday, January 30, 2012).
Supan (L), Pinter (R)

This is the fourth time that Pinter has won the award, including the second time this season, it is the second time for Supan and the first for both Krakowiak and Perrine.

Supan won the shot put and weight throw at the OAC North Split Squad Meet on Friday, January 27 in Berea. He won the shot put with a career-best throw of 52-feet (ranks 13th in Division III) and the weight throw with a throw of 57'4.75" (ranks 20th in Division III).  Supan earned Div. III All-American honors as both a freshman and sophomore.
Krakowiak (L), Perrine (R)

Perrine also  won both the shot put and weight throw as the Yellow Jacket women captured the OAC North Split Squad Meet. She won the shot put with a career-best throw of 42-feet and one-half inch (ranks 13th in Division III) and the weight throw with a career-best toss of 54'7.25" (9th in Division III).

The track teams return to action this Saturday, February 4 when they travel to Wooster, Ohio to compete at The College of Wooster Invitational Meet at 5:00 p.m.

Krakowiak scored 42 points, grabbed six rebounds, passed for two assists, made three steals and blocked two shots in a pair of Yellow Jacket games last week. He scored a career-high 31 points in an 80-74 win versus Heidelberg University on Wednesday, Jan. 25 and added 11 points against Wilmington College last Saturday, Jan. 28. He made 18-of-30 field goals for 60 percent, including 5-of-9 three-pointers for 55.6%. He also was 1-of-1 from the foul line, passedfor two assists, made three steals and blocked a pair of shots.  Krakowiak scores 13.6 ppg. and is second on the team with 31 three-pointers.

The men’s basketball team is at Otterbein University this Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m. and returns home to play Muskingum University on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 3:00 p.m.

Pinter is one of the most celebrated student-athletes in school history. The speech and communications disorders major who carries a 3.8 grade point average, won all four events in meets at Case Western Reserve University (Jan. 27) and John Carroll University (Jan. 28). She is undefeated against Division III competition this season.  At CWRU, Pinter won the 1-meter event with 261.15 points and the 3-meter event with 258.85 points.  At JCU, Pinter won the 1-meter event with 325.90 points and the 3-meter event with 344.35 points.

The swimmers and divers are now idle until Feb. 16-18 when they compete at the 2012 OAC Championship Meet at the University of Akron.

Ryan Kordish rolls 439 series to lead Ridgeville 

past Elyria Catholic

Today's match between North Ridgeville and Elyria High was held at Black River Lanes.
North Ridgeville
Glenn Waligora 223-192(415)
Logan Gedeon 201-153 (354)
Tyler Davis 211-219(430)
Alex Scullin 172 - (172)
Ryan Kordish 236-203(439)
Joey Casement - 212(212)
Baker Games 191-190(381)
Game 1 1234
Game 2 1169
Grand Total Pins 2403
Elyria High
Mark Hartman 230-169(399)
Marq Fairbanks 204-213(417)
Dylan McGuire 162-(162)
Aaron Kilgore 140-184(324)
Zack Cook - 208(208)
Kevin Cloen - - (-)
Mike Wagner - - (-)
S.A.W. 127-167(294)
Baker Games 171 - 218 (389)
Game 1 1034
Game 2 1159
Grand Total Pins 2193
Boys JV
North Ridgeville
CJ Schneider 148-151(299)
Caleb Barbosa 135-127(262)
Donny Ciryak 122-172(294)
Nico Dennis 165-231(396)
Joe Harnden 183-236(419)
Baker Games 157-154(311)
Game 1 910
Game 2 1071
Grand Total Pins 1981
Elyria High
Matt Franczak - 178(178)
Tyler Balmuta 201-194(395)
Andrew Menner - - (-)
Jeff Maloney 173-174(347)
Brad Fairbanks 163-147(310)
Zack Robinson - - (-)
Jon Berkel - - (-)
S.A.W. 1  149-(149)
S.A.W. 2  131-112(243)
Game 1 1021
Game 2 965
Grand Total Pins 1986