A Page -- Jan. 8, 2011

Iggy alum Pat Hinkel, Padua grad 

Danny Molls, Nordonia's Kevin 

Kowalski named Academic All 


Jan 8, 2011


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Westlake native Pat Hinkel, North Royalton resident Danny Molls, and Macedonia inhabitant Kevin Kowalski have been named Mid American Conference All Academic for football, officials in the league office here in Cleveland just announced.

The three Student/Athletes from the Cleveland area were honored because of their dual success in the classroom and on the athletic surface, attaining at least a 3.2 grade point average.

Pat Hinkel


Hinkel, who played his high school ball at St. Ignatius, plays in the secondary for Miami and is carrying a 3.5 GPA in sports studies.

Kowalski, who played for Keith Boedicker at Nordonia High, is an education major and holding down a 3.67 GPA while playing on the offensive line for Toledo.


Molls studies exercise science while playing linebacker for Tim Beckman at Toledo. The Padua High product is carrying a 3.57 GPA.


By earning Academic all league honors, Hinkel, Molls and Kowalski as Student/Athletes they will now be eligible for COSIDA/ESPN All district, region and American.

In addition, Lakewood native and Lutheran West alumnus Colin McHugh was named MAC All Academic Honorable mention.


An Eagle Scout and missionary worker, McHugh majors in accounting and also serves as the long snapper for Toledo.




Canton South alumna Robinson, Hoban's Benson lead OU at the Convo; Solon's Brown leading MAC in scoring, rebounding; Zips hosting Cats, Bulls hosting Kent

Jan 8, 2011

By Erin Dugan

Ohio at Akron, Noon (SportsTime Ohio)

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Fresh off its MAC opener, Ohio hits the road for its first conference road game to take on the Akron Zips Saturday at 12 p.m. in a contest that can be seen live on Sports Time Ohio. Ohio scratched and clawed and gave the defending conference champions everything they could handle, but a decisive Bowling Green run in the second half cost the Bobcats in a hard-fought 66-54 setback to open Mid-American Conference play Wednesday night in the Convo. 

Shavon RobinsonTenishia Benson

Robinson (L) and Benson

The Green and White defense turned in a great showing, holding BGSU to just 38.9 percent shooting from the field and a 32 percent clip in the first half. Ohio also won the battle on the boards, outrebounding the Falcons 41-35. Ohio was led by Tenishia Benson's 13 points, game-high nine rebounds, three assists and three steals, while Alesia Howard added 11 points and four rebounds and Shavon Robinson chipped in 10. Akron enters Saturday's play 7-6 overall on the year and 0-1 in MAC play. 

Hoban alumna Rachel Tecca

The Zips dropped a tough 61-45 decision to Buffalo Wednesday to open league play Sophomore Rachel Tecca, the reigning MAC Sixth Player of the Year, leads the Zips in double figures at 17.2 ppg. and a team-high 8.3 rpg. Senior Kara Murphy, a three-time All-MAC honoree, and Taylor Ruper are each averaging 10.8 ppg., with Murphy chipping in 5.3 rpg.

Kent State at Buffalo, 5 pm
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The Kent State women's basketball team (10-3, 1-0) continues the first cycle of Mid-American Conference action Saturday when the Golden Flashes travel to take on Buffalo at 5 p.m. at Alumni Arena. Kent State got the Mid-American Conference slate off on the right foot Wednesday 

evening at the M.A.C. Center, as the Golden Flashes utilized a late 14-3 run to pull away for a 76-62 victory over Miami (Ohio). Seniors Jamilah Humes and Taisja Jones led five Kent State players in double figures in scoring, as Humes had 13 of her game-high 18 points in the second half. Jones finished with 17 points as five players scored in double figures for the Golden Flashes for the third straight home game. Buffalo started their MAC slate with a 61-45 road win at Akron Jan. 5. 


Kourtney Brown poured in a game-best 28 points, while Bridgette Kendricks added 10 points. The Bulls outrebounded the Zips 46-33. Senior forward Kourtney Brown leads the MAC with 21.3 points per game and 11.9 rebounds per game, averages that have helped her tally 37 career double-doubles. Brittany Hedderson is the lone other Buffalo player averaging double figures with 11.7 ppg.



North Olmsted's Kori Wiedt scores 20 points to lead 11th ranked Mount Union to win over ONU

January 8, 2011 

By Josh Reilly

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Kori Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) scored 20 points, leading Mount Union's nationally-ranked women's basketball team to a 66-56 victory over Ohio Northern in Ohio Athletic Conference action today at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.


Amanda Rose (Uniontown/Green) added 11 points for the Purple Raiders, who were in the lead or tied for all but 44 seconds.


Taylor Hartung (Canton/Massillon Perry) contributed seven rebounds and five assists, Lauren Forquer (North Canton/Green) came through with seven rebounds and Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) dished five assists.


With 11:45 left in the contest, Ohio Northern's Jeanne Bockey hit a jumper to give the visitors their only lead at 44-42.

LaMattina answered back with a tying layup and Wiedt nailed a go-ahead 3-pointer, putting the Raiders ahead, 47-44.

Later on, Hartung and Rose nailed back-to-back 3s as Mount Union widened the gap to 60-50 with 2:13 to go.


As a team, the Purple Raiders made a solid effort on the perimeter. They shot 30.4 percent (7 of 23) from behind the arc. More impressively, the hosts held Ohio Northern (11-3, 6-1) to a 9.1 percent (1 of 11) from 3-point land.

Kara Dysert was the Polar Bears' top performer, finishing with 12 points and seven rebounds. Morgan Dumbaugh added 11 points.



Wadsworth native Steph Hicks had nine points for the Polar Bears.

Mount Union (11-2, 5-2), which entered the week ranked 11th by ESPN/USA Today and 13th by D3Hoops.com, will return to action on Wednesday with a 7:30 matchup at Baldwin-Wallace.

Spartan Women Win UAA Opener 

at CMU for Reimer’s 200th Career 


Jan 8, 2011

By Nick Minerd

PITTSBURGH, PA – Three players in double-figures led the way as the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team won its University Athletic Association opener, 59-47, at Carnegie Mellon University (PA) on Saturday, January 8 at Skibo Gymnasium. The victory marked the 200th in the career of head coach Jennifer Reimer.

Photo: Women's Basketball


With their third straight win, the Spartans improve to 7-5 overall. Carnegie Mellon dropped to 2-10.
Reimer has now compiled a mark of 200-146 in her 15th season. In her fourth season with CWRU, Reimer is 43-44.

The coach with 200 of them

Junior forward Erin Hollinger (Chardon, OH/Chardon) and sophomore guard Evy Iacono (Cincinnati, OH/Mount Notre Dame) scored 14 points each, while sophomore guard Erica Iafelice (North Canton, OH/Hoover) posted 10 points, six rebounds and four assists.


The Spartans led by 14 on three occasions in the first half. The first came when Iafelice hit a free throw to make the score 27-13 at 6:18 and the second came when Iacono hit a pair of charity shots to bring the lead to 29-15 with 4:42 left in the half.

Carnegie Mellon cut its deficit to nine, at 29-20, when Nicole Vaccarella hit a three-pointer at 3:44, but the Spartans answered on their next possession when Iafelice hit a three-pointer. Hollinger then gave Case its third 14-point advantage of the period, at 34-20, with a layup at 2:11. The Tartans scored the final bucket of the half when Jacki Cortese hit a layup to make the score 34-22 with 38 seconds remaining before the break.


The Spartans built their lead to a high of 17 in the second half when Hollinger hit a three-pointer to make the score 44-27 with 13:16 remaining in the contest. CMU got to within six, at 44-38, when Jacquie Shaw hit a layup to cap an 11-0 run, but the Spartans were able to close on a 15-9 run to give Reimer career victory No. 200.

The Spartans are back home to host their first UAA weekend of the season next Friday and Sunday. Case hosts New York University on Jan. 14 at 6:00 p.m. and Brandeis University (MA) on Jan. 16 at 2:00 p.m.

Yeowomen Roll Wooster; John Marshall grad Syrea Thomas scores a baker's dozen, grabs eight boards

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By Mike Mancini

Wooster - Oberlin College had four players score in double-figures as it cruised to a 71-41 win over the College of Wooster this afternoon. 

Sophomore sensation Allison Anderson spearheaded the Yeowomen effort with 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Senior Syrea Thomas also added 13 points and eight boards, while rookie Malisa Hoak and seniorChristina Spencer each added 11 points off of the bench.

The Yeowomen trailed by five in the early going, but regrouped to grab a 29-25 lead at the half. 

Oberlin completely controlled the second half – scoring 17 of the first 21 points of the frame to go up 46-29 at the 11:50 mark. From then on the Yeowomen continued to pour it on and run away with the victory.


Notre Dame wins third straight, fifth 

out of last six with 41-point rout 

of Malone; Hunter, Rocky River's 

McNally, New Philly's Ledrich 

score in double figures;

Brecksville's Clark sparks scoring 

spree with seven assists

Jan. 8, 2011

By Norm Weber




SOUTH EUCLID – Notre Dame College’s basketball team won its third game in a row and sixth out of its last seven with a 89-48 win over nearby Malone College  this afternoon here in Murphy Gymnasium.

The Falcons (14-4) quickly established who would be in charge of this one, breaking open a 10-4 lead in the first four minutes of the game and a 27-14 lead by the midway point of the first half.


 Listen to post-game interview with Notre Dame Student/Athlete Kealy McNally, conducted by Norm Weber after today’s Falcons-Pioneers game, by clicking and downloading


A Kealy McNally (Rocky River High) jumper from the top of the key made it 10-2 and Danielle Ledrich’s three-pointer made it 27-14.

Watch a few short videos from today’s Falcons-Pioneers basketball game, filmed by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


Shortly thereafter, McNally passed to Liedrich, who scored to make it 31-14 and a pair of McNally free throws by McNally gave Notre Dame its first 20-point lead of the day with four minutes to go in the half which she followed up with top-key swish again a few moments later to make it 38-14.


Listen to post-game interview with Notre Dame Student/Athlete Lauren Macer, conducted by Norm Weber after today’s Falcons-Pioneers game, by clicking and downloading


Twinsburg High product Lauren Mercer came off the bench and banged down two threes in the final 30 seconds of the half from about the same spot a few feet to the right of the arc to make it a 46-17 contest at the half and on the way to serious blow-out proportions.


Listen to post-game interview with Notre Dame Student/Athlete Yvette Hunter, conducted by Norm Weber after today’s Falcons-Pioneers game, by clicking and downloading


Yvette Hunter, Ledrich hand McNally had reached double figures in scoring by halftime,  the former with a  game-high 11 and the latter two with 10 each.

Brecksville High alumna Courtney Clark, who alternates with Tracy Payne at point guard, had four assists by halftime to lead all playmakers.


Listen to post-game interview with Notre Dame Student/Athlete Courtney Clark, conducted by Norm Weber after today’s Falcons-Pioneers game, by clicking and downloading


For Malone, Allyson Wilson, a product of nearby Firestone High, led all first-half rebounders with four and also had team highs in both points (6) and assists (2).

Shooting from the field told the difference in the first half with the Pioneers connecting on 33 percent and the Falcons 59 percent from the floor.

Wilson reached double figures with a couple baskets in the first four minutes of the second half.

Portrait of Allyson Wilson 2010-11 head shot


A Ledrich three with 14 minutes to go made it a 28-point game at 57-29.

McNally hit a jumper and then fed Hunter, who scored to make it a 29-point game again, 61-32 at the 14-minute mark.

A Hunter basket with 10 minutes to go made it a 30-point game at 65-35 and then scored again with 9:30 to go to give the Falcons their first 32-point lead of the night at 67-35.


Coach Deasy

Listen to post-game interview with Notre Dame Coach of Student/Athletes Dick Deasy, conducted by Norm Weber after today’s Falcons-Pioneers game, by clicking and downloading


Coach Dick Deasy had cleared the bench by the time the lead got into the 30s and then sophomore Kelsey Waterman, who just came into the game, moved it up to a 40-point lead for the first time with a basket at just over seven minutes left to play..


Listen to post-game interview with Notre Dame Student/Athlete Danielle Ledrich, conducted by Norm Weber after today’s Falcons-Pioneers game, by clicking and downloading


Three players reached double figures for the game for the Falcons with Hunter’s game-high 19 leading the way followed by McNally’s 14 and Ledrich’s 13. Macer and Canton Central Catholic’s Chelsea Andorka wound up with eight points apiece.


Andorka and Hunter shared team-high honors in steals, each with three. Clark had a game-high seven assists.

Wilson finished with 11 points and seven rebounds. Allyson Scholz had a game-high eight rebounds for the Pioneers

Shaker Heights' Don Laster, Andre` 

Johnson, Cam Conwell, and Sean 

Gibson; Heights High alum Mychael 

Dotson; Akron native Xavier

McShan; Lutheran East's Anthony 

Graham; Lorain's Rashon Legard; 

Euclid's Mike Cade; Slavic Village's 

Jeremiah Kimble to play in all-Black 

football game at The Stadium

in the fall  

Donald Lasterajcc
Left to right -- Laster, Johnson, Conwell

Jan 8, 2011

By Jenny Popis

The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission will launch the first annual Cleveland Classic historically black university football game presented by McDonald’s on September 10, 2011 when Central State University will battle North Carolina Central University in Cleveland Browns Stadium.


Gibson (L) and Dotson

Among local products playing in the game will be Shaker Heights' Don Laster, Andre` Johnson, Cam Conwell, and Sean Gibson; Heights High alum Mychael Dotson; Akron native Xavier McShan; Lutheran East's Anthony Graham; Lorain's Rashon Legard; Euclid's Mike Cade; and Slavic Village's Jeremiah Kimble.
McShan (L) and Graham

Legard played his high school ball at the now-defunct Lorain Admiral King while Kimble was a Student/Athlete at the now-defunct South High in Slavic Village.

Legard (L) and Cade

McShan was an S/A at Akron North before college
Laster, a sports management major, plays for North Carolina Central while the rest of the gentlemen play for Central State U. down in southern Ohio.


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