A Page -- July 2, 2010


HandsOnSoccer  Camps to come to 

Solon, Cuyahoga Falls and 

Middletown next week

July 2, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



AKRON -- Hands On Soccer will be fielding three more youth soccer camps next week in its series of 28 camps this summer.


Next week’s camps, all that begin Monday, will be held in Solon, Cuyahoga Falls and Middletown.


Campers sponge up tactical knowledge from College Student/Athlete/Coach
Nicole Markert at HOS camp
(S/A Cleveland Photo By Norm Weber)

The one in Comet town will be at the Solon Community Park, the Falls one at the Waterworks Park and the Middletown gig at the Christ Covenant Church.

All HOS camps run five days – Monday through Friday. Each day has two sessions with options for youth to attend only one or both sessions each day.


It is not too late to register. Forms are extractable at www.handsonsoccer.com.


Water fight at HOS Camp

All campers will have their photos taken with Cleveland sports icon Otto Orf individually. The three time national indoor soccer champion with the Cleveland Crunch will then sign each picture for every player.

Check next week’s A Pages here at www.studentathletecleveland.com for complete coverage of the camps, including text, audio, still pictures and moving pictures.

Otter, Otter; Crushers to play team 

with nickname of Animal House 


July 2, 2010

Written and Researched for S/A Cleveland by Evan Meyer – Sports Vault

TONIGHT’S FIRST UPS-The 2009 Frontier League Champion Lake Erie Crushers played catchup all night long in the rubber game of their series with the Florence Freedom at All Pro Freight Stadium as the visitors from Cincinnati’s southern suburbs put five runs up in the very first inning and cruised from then on as the Men of Crush chipped away scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth and were rallying before falling short 7-4 sending their record on this nine-game homestand to 2-4.

 The Red,Black,and White still have a chance to emerge from one of the longest homestands of the season with a winning record.In addition,they must stay within striking distance of the Eastern Division leading Oakland County Cruisers as they open this three-game holiday weekend series with their first look in 2010 of thr Evansville Otters as southpaw Esmelvin Jimenez looks for his fourth win of the season.He will be opposed by right-hander Angelo Morales

CRUSHERS-EVANSVILLE LIFETIME:Tonight’s game is the first of a three-game series…This is the Otters only visit this season to the intersection of Interstate 90 and Ohio Route 611…They will meet on July 9-11 (the final series before the All-Star Break) at Bosse Field on the banks of the Ohio River and home of the University of Evansville Purple Aces…LAST SEASON the Crushers won the season series 5-1 (going a perfect 3-0 in Avon)

Below are the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival results for today:





U9 Boys:

Crushers MI 13, Solon Strikers 3

Solon Strikers 5, Milan Puerto Rico 2

Crushers MI 11, Internationals West 4

Elite Development Academy 5, Woodridge Premier 2

CSA 6, HPWC Morrow 0

AC Premier 7, Liberty FC 0


Boys U10:

Ciociaro FC Nova 14, Cleveland United 0

Internationals Red 11, Milan Puerto Rico 1

Elite Development Academy 6, Etobicoke Energy 4

CSA 10, NEO 2

Lasalle Stompers 14, Liberty 1

Internationals Blue 3, HPWC Morrow 1


Boys U11:

Internationals Red 6, AC Milan Junior Camp Americas Elite 2

West Toronto United 1999 3, Samba Soccer 0

Internationals Red 7, Samba Soccer 1

LNSC Black 6, Cleveland United 0

CSA 6, Elite Development Academy 0

Mississauga Falcons 8, Internationals Blue 0

BW Gottschee Celtic 13, NEO 1

HPWC Morrow 4, Liberty 0

New York Hota Bavarians 1, Chicago Magic 0


Boys U12:

NEO Select 5, CSA 2

Colegia Santo Americo 1, AC Milan Junior Camp Comfamiliar Colombia 0

Colegio Santo America 4, CSA 2

Ajax Dragons 1, Cleveland United 0

Internationals 3, Milan Puerto Rico 0


Boys U13:

North Scarborough Bulldogs 2, Young Gunners 2

Wexford 6, Liberty  FC 0

North Scarborough Bulldogs 2, Wexfford Wolves 0

Ajax Venom 9, Cleveland United 0

PA Classics Elite 2, Interionationals 0

PA Classics Elite 6, Cleveland United 0


Boys U14:

Ann Arbor United 5, Pro Shottas Soccer School 1

NEO 2, CSA 1

Ann Arbor United 3, CSA 0

Internationals 11, FC Seven 0

Ajax Attack 1, Milan Puerto Rico 0


Boys U15:

Guelph Royals 1, Ramapo Valley Tornados 0

Cleveland United 3, Brampton East Thunder 1

Internationals 2, Ramapo Valley Tornados 0

Woodridge Premier 3, DHSC BST 2

Woodbridge Strikers 3, Cleveland United 0

Excalibur 4, AC Milan Boston 1


Boys U16:

Pro Ballers Shottas 5, Cleveland United 0

Richmond Hill Raiders 4, Ohio Premier 1

CSA 2, Roma St. Catharines wolves 0

Columbus Blast 1, Dixie Lions Athletic 0

Cleveland Blue 1, PA Classics Elite 1

Ajax Vipers 6, FC Seven 0

Oshawa Turuls 12, Liberty FC

PA Classics Elite 6, Liberty FC 0


Boys U18:

PA Classics Elite 2, Oak Ridges Knights 1

Cleveland United 4, NEO Soccer 0

Dorchester Rock 0 , Woodridge Premier 0

Cleveland FC 4, Milan Puerto Rico 0

Flower City United 2, PA Classics Premier 1

Internationals 1, Claymores 1


Girls U12:

Internationals 5, Richmond Hill Raiders 0

Cleveland United 1, Richmond Hill Raiders 0

Ohio Premier CSA 4, AC Premier 0


Girls U13:

Excalibur 6, Burlington Youth 0

Excalibur 1, Cleveland United 1


Girls U14:

Excalibur 2, Cleveland United 0


Girls U15:

PA Classic Elite 5, Cleveland United 1

Brams United Twisters 2, Burlington Youth Force 0

PA Classics Elite 3, Burlington Youth Force 0

Rochester Futbol 2, Eastside Kickers 0

Internationals 2, Burlington Blue Devils 1


U18 Girls:

Excalibur Holy Name7, Liberty FC 0

Orchard Park Supreme Team 2, Cleveland United 0



Here is the direct link for today's soccer results:   http://www.gotsport.com/events/?eventid=7863







U12 Boys:

North York Blues 9, Wadsworth Grizzlies 0

Diamond Boys 11, Solon Chargers 4

Triway Titans Express 9, Hiram Hilltoppers 8

Diamond Dawgs 5, Revolution Baseball 5

Diamond Boys 11, New Era Welland 8

Hudson Explorers 7, North York Blues 4

Triway Titans Express 11, Solon Chargers 10

Diamond Dawgs 8, Wadsworth Grizzlies 7

Hudson Explorers 6, Revolution Baseball 2

Hiram Hilltoppers 11, New Era Welland 3


U14 Boys:

Arena Starz 20, Victorian Kangaroos 2

Quad City Hitmen 9, Mentor Cardinals 1

Willoughby Wildcats 9, Medina Sting 1

Bombers Baseball 6, Olentangy Blue Lightning 6

Post 83 Jrs 6, Marion Merchanges 4

Coach Tony's 6, New York Blues 6

Mentor Cardinals 10, Euclid Pony All-Stars 0

Diamond Boys 7, Victorian Kangaroos 2

Warrior Baseball 23, Medina Sting 1

Quad City Hitmen 21, Bombers Baseball 2

Arena Starz 17, Post 83 Jrs 4

Willoughby Wildcats 7, Coach Tony's 6

Marion Merchants 7, Diamond Boys 3

Olentangy Blue Lightning 20, Euclid Pony All-Stars 1

New York Blues 11, Warrior Baseball







U18 Girls:

Magnificat 55, St. Joe's Academy 40

Lakeridge Academy 72, Singapore 41

Ottawa Next Girls 47, Lenawee Magic 26


U18 Boys:

St. Igantius 64, Toronto Knights 30

Born2Hoop 80, Durham City Bulldog 85

The ROC 111, Kenya 47 

Waukee High School 83, St. Lucia 35

St. Ignatius 71, Grammar School Cyprus 26

Born2Hoop 74, Youngbloods UK 71

Durham City Bulldog 102, Youngbloods UK 72

Toronto Knights 52, Grammar School Cyprus 46






The Greater Cleveland Sports Commission is hosting the fifth annual Continental Cup, now under the name Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival. The Sports Festival is taking place July 1-4, 2010 and is comprised of three sports including the AC Milan Continental Cup (U9-U19 boys and girls soccer), Cleveland Indians Charities Continental Cup (U12 and U14 boys baseball) and the newly added Cleveland Cavaliers Continental Cup (U18 boys and girls basketball). Over 3,200 athletes from 16 countries are participating in the 2010 Sports Festival, infusing an estimated $4 million into the local economy.


Tournament games are free and open to the public. AC Milan Continental Cup tournament games are being played at Lost Nation Sports Park in Willoughby and Laurel School Butler Campus in Russell Township . Cleveland Indians Charities Continental Cup games are being played at Euclid Memorial Park in Euclid and Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills with the final championship game to be held on Sunday, July 4th at Progressive Field. Cleveland Cavaliers Continental Cup games are being played at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills. For more information, please visit www.continental-cup.com.


Lake Erie Crushers to do the bang-

bang thing at The Freight this 


July 2, 2010

By Harry Plumer

 — The Lake Erie Crushers will host two fireworks shows at All Pro Freight Stadium this upcoming July 4 weekend during their series against the Evansville Otters, which runs tonight through Sunday. In addition the July 4 game time has been changed from 5:05 to 7:05.

The first fireworks display will come after tonight’s game, which is scheduled for a 7:05 first pitch. It also marks the first of the three games the Crushers will don their patriotic red, white and blue jerseys. The Crushers staff will also have a patriotic theme throughout the weekend, celebrating America’s birthday with on-field promotions as well as music.

Tomorrow is another giveaway night at the ballpark. The first 1,000 fans to arrive at All Pro Freight Stadium will receive a Crushers baseball card set courtesy of Lorain National Bank. Make sure to arrive early to ensure you get a set with first pitch at 7:05 p.m. and gates opening at 6:00 p.m.

The Sunday, July 4 game gets started at 7:05 p.m. and will feature the second fireworks show of the weekend after the game. The City of Avon will have its display after the game and fans are invited to stick around what promises to be a spectacular fireworks extravaganza. The Crushers will also auction off the red, white and blue patriotic jerseys following the game.

Tickets are still available for all three games can be purchased at the All Pro Freight Stadium box office, over the phone at (440) 934-3636 or online at www.lakeeriecrushers.com.

The Lake Erie Crushers, the 2009 Frontier League Champions, play ball at All Pro Freight Stadium located in Avon, OH. Beginning in 2010, All Pro Freight Stadium will also be home to the Cleveland State University baseball team. The Frontier League is an independent baseball league with 12 teams operating throughout the Midwest. Season tickets for the 2010 season are on sale now! For more information on tickets, promotions and team news, visit the team website at www.LakeErieCrushers.com or call 440-934-3636.



By Mike Preston

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - The United States will take on Canada for the gold medal at the first ever IFAF Women's World Championship at 7pm / 1pm EST on July 3 having breezed past Finland 72-0 at the Zinkensdamms IP Stadium in Stockholm to top group A with a 2-0 record.

IFAF logo small


Finland (1-1) will face Germany (1-1) for the bronze medal at 3pm / 9am EST on Sunday after the Germans were beaten 20-12 by Canada (2-0) earlier on Thursday.  Sweden (0-2) and Austria (0-2) will meet at 11am / 5am EST for fifth place.


Kansas City Tribe running back Rusty Sowers claimed a second-straight MVP award as she scored a hat trick of touchdowns among the Americans' 11 visits to the end zone, with two scoring grabs and the first punt return for six points in tournament history.  Nine different US players scored touchdowns, while linebacker Elina Seppala was named the MVP for Finland.


Team USA has now scored 135 points in two games and conceded none, making them a formidable Gold Medal game opponent for Canada on Sunday.  The Canadians have scored 32 points and conceded 18 in their two wins.


Jenny Schmidt from the KC Tribe started at quarterback for USA after Finland had gone three and out on the opening possession and hit Sowers for a key third down conversion on the Americans' opening drive.  New York Sharks receiver Adrienne Smith, who scored the first points in IFAF Women's World Championship history on Sunday, took a quick screen pass for a 17-yard touchdown and a 7-0 USA lead with 8:50 remaining in the first quarter.


Finland recovered a surprise USA onside kick attempt, but after Pittsburgh Passion's Sharon Vasquez almost intercepted a second down pass from Finland quarterback Jenni Wahlberg, a sack by Olivia Griswald of the Passion on fourth down meant the US took over on downs from their own 35.


The rushing of Sowers, Boston Militia's Mia Brickhouse and a quarterback sneak on fourth down kept the chains moving and on her fifth carry in a row for, Brickhouse went in for a five-yard touchdown. The two-point conversion failed, leaving the Americans 13-0 ahead with 3:03 to play in the first quarter.


An eight-yard Merita Bruun scamper and pass interference call on fourth down gave Finland momentum, but penalties and a tough USA defense forced Finland to punt as the opening quarter came to a close.


USA came out firing in the second and after Desiree Weimann of the South California Breakers took a screen pass for a 35-yard gain, Schmidt tossed a 16-yard touchdown pass to Sowers for a 19-point advantage after the extra pointer sailed wide.


Bruun and Laura Haapaniemi both earned first downs in reply and Finland had a touchdown called back for pass interference, a penalty that proved costly as a USA sack then resulted in a fumble and USA recovery.


Sowers caught two consecutive receptions from Chicago Force quarterback Sami Grisafe to take the ball to the Finland 25-yard mark and the same combination over 20 yards produced a fourth USA touchdown and a 27-0 lead after a successful two-point conversion.


Finland turned the ball over and both teams were forced to punt before Wiemann took a screen pass from Grisafe 47 yards for another USA score with no time left on the clock and a 34-0 lead at halftime.


Dallas Diamonds two-way player Jessica Springer danced in untouched for another US touchdown and a 41-0 lead and Grisafe added a quarterback sneak for 47-point advantage with 5:55 still left to play in the third quarter.


Melissa Pickett of the New York Sharks took a toss 31 yards for another USA touchdown and a 53-point advantage 2:02 left in the quarter before another quarterback keeper, this time from Melissa Gallegos of the Southern Cal Scorpions brought up 59 points despite another missed extra point. 


Finland found it impossible to keep the Americans out of the end zone when punting as Sowers returned a punt for a touchdown and a commanding 65-point lead.


Julie Shockley from the Sacramento Sirens did most of the work on the final US scoring drive and ran the ball in from 15 yards out to complete the 72-point shutout.


By harry Plumer

AVON - The Lake Erie Crushers jumped out to an early lead and never looked back on their way to a 6-1 win over the Evansville Otters tonight in front of 4,671, the second largest crowd of the season at All Pro Freight Stadium. 

The Crushers got to Otters starter Angelo Morales early, scoring in the first when Jodam Rivera's sacrifice fly brought home Dom Duggan, who had doubled to lead off the inning. 

Lake Erie broke things open a bit in the second, batting around and scoring three times. Morales issued walks to Travis Vetters andDavid Phillips before Julio Rivera singled through the middle to plate Vetters. Duggan picked up his second hit of the game when he beat out a slow roller to third to load the bases for Jodam Rivera, who lined a two-run single to center to give Lake Erie a 4-0 lead.

The Crushers were not done either, scoring twice more in the sixth when Eddie Tisdale squirted a single between third base and shortstop to score Rivera and Andrew Davis extending the lead to 6-0.

The Crushers wouldn't need much more offense with the way Esmelvin Jimenez was pitching. The left-hander picked up his fourth win of the season by tossing six innings allowing just one run on an Estee Harris RBI-double in the sixth while striking out eight Otters. The eight whiffs tied Phil Rummel on May 25 for a season high for Lake Erie's pitching staff.

Jeff Cinadr finished things off for Jimenez, pitching three shutout innings to record his third save of the year. Dom Duggan was 2-for-4 to join Jodam Rivera as the only Crushers with multi-hit games.