A Page -- June 1, 2012

B-W Junior Distance Ace Kenny Janosko 

Named CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District 


BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin-Wallace College junior and 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference Co-Cross Country Runner of the Year Kenny Janosko (Mentor) has been named to the CAPITAL ONE Division III Academic All-District VII first-team and now qualifies for the CAPITAL ONE Division III National Academic All-America ballot.

The program is sponsored in conjuction with CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) and CAPITAL ONE. Student/Athletes are nominated and selected by the SIDs.  To qualify, a Student/Athlete must maintain a minimum 3.30 grade point average, be a starter or key reserve who has appeared in more than half of his/ her teams games/ events..

Janosko, who carries a 3.74 grade point average in B-W’s 3:2 Master of Accounting Program, is one of the best distance runners in the OAC and Great Lakes Region of Division III. In addition to being the OAC’s Co-Cross Country Runner of the Year, he was a two-time OAC Cross Country Runner of the Week, placed 66th of 279 runners at the NCAA Division III National Championship Meet, sixth of 253 runners at the Great Lakes Regional, second at the OAC Championships and fourth at the All-Ohio Meet. This winter, Janosko placed second in the 5,000-meter run and third in the 3,000 meters at the 2012 OAC Indoor Championship Meet. Due to an injury, he did not participate outdoors this spring.  In the classroom, Janosko is a Dean’s List student, a Jacket Scholar, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta, Kappa Mu Epsilon and Chi Alpha Sigma honor societies and is involved in the B-W Accounting Association. Last week, he was named as an Academic All-OAC choice.

“This is an outstanding honor for Kenny and our track and field program,” said veteran Yellow Jacket Head Coach Dr. Bill Taraschke. “We are very proud of his efforts.  It also is an example of what happens when a person works hard and has a great deal of perseverance.

“Each year, Kenny has made significant strides in the classroom and running,” continued Taraschke.  “This fall, he had an outstanding season that culminated with his qualifying for the Division III national cross country meet and being named as Co-Runner of the Year. He also had a solid winter season before an injury ended his season.  We are looking forward to having Kenny back next fall to lead both the cross country and track teams.”

Baldwin-Wallace College has a long-standing tradition of excellence in academics and athletics. A total of eighty-one student-athletes have been named Academic All-America since the programs inception in 1970.  That total is the most of any Ohio Athletic Conference school and the second most of any small college in the state of Ohio.

Seven Storm Wrestlers to Compete at ASICS University Nationals in Akron

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Seven members of the Lake Erie College wrestling team will compete this weekend at the 2012 ASICS University and FILA Cadet National Championships held at the University of Akron beginning Friday (June 1). The event is presented by USA Wrestling and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission at Akron's Louis and Freda Stile Athletic Field House.

The event features athletes between 18-and-24 years of age from some of the nation's top college wrestling programs and U.S. Military teams. Traditionally, athletes who perform well at the University Nationals go on to careers on the U.S. Senior World and Olympic teams.

The finalists at the seven weight classes qualify for the 2012 University World Team Trials in Colorado Springs, Colo., in mid-August.

"This competition is really the 'best of the best' nationally, with a lot of the athletes coming from the Division I ranks and Olympic Training Center," said head coach Kevin Hoogenboom. "It will be a great offseason test for our wrestlers as they begin their preparation for next season and I know they are very excited about the opportunity to compete in such a highly regarded and world-class event."

Six of the Storm representatives will compete in the Freestyle competition while one will be featured in the Greco-Roman arena. The freestyle wrestlers from Lake Erie will be rising Zak Vargo (Stow, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy), Josh Linden (Broadview Heights, Ohio/Brecksville-Broadview Heights), Tyler Tesny(Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/Cuyahoga Falls), Zev Green (Marysville, Ohio/Marysville) and Jared Merritt (Cranesville, Pa./Northwestern) along with sophomore Dylan Zivcic (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor/Lakeland).

Vargo will wrestle at 70 kg (154 ¼ lbs) while Zivcic, Linden, Tesny and Green will all compete in the 79 kg (174 lbs.) division. Merritt is in the 84 kg (185 lbs.) weight class.

Redshirt sophomore Jacob Brown (Jefferson, Ohio/Pymatuning Valley/Waldorf) will wrestle Greco-Roman, competing at 74 kg (163 lbs.). 

Crushers looking for first win at home tonight

Written and Researched by Evan Meyer – Sports Vault


FIRST ‘UPS’-There is an old saying in baseball that goes “When a single,and walk,or even an error turns into a big inning.That is what loses games.” The Lake Erie Crushers had that turn into reality Thursday night as a costly error kept the inning alive for the Joliet Slammers to tie the game then in extra innings a double and a single gave the defending Frontier League Champions a 4-3 win sweeping the three game series


The Men of Crush have lost three straight games,four of their last five and all six so far this season at All Pro Freight Stadium.Tonight they look for that elusive first win as the Windy City Thunderbolts come to the intersection to Interstate 90 and Ohio 611 to begin a three-game set.RHP TREVOR LONGFELLOW takes to the hill for the Red,Black and White looking for his second win of the season while the ‘Bolts counter with RHP BLAYNE WELLER making his first start of the season







Vs East

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CRUSHERS-THUNDERBOLTS LIFETIME:Tonight’s game is the third of six-regular season meetings between the two clubs…This is Windy City’s only trip to Avon in 2012...They will meet again on August 28-30 at Standard Bank Stadium in Chicago’s southern suburbs…IN 2011 the Thunderbolts won the season series 7-5 (going 2-4 at All Pro Freight Stadium..IN THE ALL-TIME SERIES IWindy City holds an 18-11 advantage


LAST NIGHT-The Crushers fell to Joliet 3-2 in extra innings as they failed to hold a lead for the second time in the series.Scoreless pitchers duel was broken in the bottom of the seventh when Lake Erie scored three timers on RBI singles by LF KELLEN KULBACKI & C BRIAN ERIE along with a sacrifice fly by CF ADRIAN ORTIZ.The Slammers then scored three unearned runs in the top of the eighth inning scoring on a bases loaded walk,a sacrifice fly,and a single.However the inning was highlighted by an error by SS BRANDON DECKER that kept the inning going.The game remained tied until the top of the tenth when RF ZACH MANDENBLATT’s RBI single brought home DAVID FOX who had doubled.RHP KELYN SCHELLENBERG took the loss allowing the run in the tenth wasting a strong starting performance by RHP SAM STRICKLAND who went seven innings allowing just five hits with three walks and four strikeouts.RHP BRIAN SMITH got the win in relief



SAT LHP Paul Fagan vs TBA

SUN RHP Eric Gonzalez-Diaz vs TBA

All games on www.lakeeriecrushers.com with selected Sunday games on WEOL-AM



WHERE THE CRUSHERS ARE IN 2012:Lake Erie is 4-8 in sixth place in the Eastern Division…they are 0-6 at All Pro Freight Stadium….They are in the midst of a stretch of 15 games against the Western Division to start the season their first games against the East begins Tuesday night at Evansville…The four games under .500 are the lowest they have been so far this young season and have a pair of three-game losing streaks


LOOKING FOR SUCCESS AT HOME-The Crushers are still looking for their first win in 2012 as they were swept for the second time this season .The last time they had lost six straight at home was  June 10-15,2011 losing three to Southern Illinois & three to Traverse City the last time they were swept in consecutive series at home


AGAINST THE CHAMPIONS-In their history the Crushers are just 3-12 against a defending Frontier League Champion following the sweep by Joliet (1-5 vs Windy City-2009,2-4 vs River City-2011,and 0-3 vs Joliet-2012)


BONUS BASEBALL-Thursday night’s game went ten innings the first time the Crushers have gone extra innings in 2012.Last season they had a 3-4 mark in those games and the prior to last night the last extra inning affair in Avon was August 9th against Florence W


SIMPLY A SHAME-In the Joliet series all three Crushers starters had strong outings allowing just three runs in 20 total innings (1.35 ERA)


Tuesday morning with LHP PAUL FAGAN who went six innings allowing just three hits leaving with a 1-0 lead…Wednesday night RHP ERIC GONZALEZ-DIAZ game up the back-to-back homers in the third inning but then settled down to pitch seven innings allowing five hits with four strikeouts in his best outing of the young season. Then last night RHP SAM STRICKLAND in just his second ever start pitched seven innings of shutout ball allowing just five hits with three walks and four strikeouts


THAT SECOND FRAME-So far this season,the Crushers  are being outscored 10-0 in the second inning


NOT A BAD BEGINNING-SS BRANDON DECKER went 0-for-4 with that costly error last night but prior to that he had collected hits in his first six games as a Crusher .The native of Alpine,California spent last season with Rio Grande Valley White Wings (North American League) where he batted .275 (57x207) with two homers and 25 RBI. He played college baseball at San Diego State playing for Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn hitting .325 for the Aztecs.He began his career at Long Beach State but did not appear in a game for the 49ers.In the off-season he is baseball instructor at Frozen Ropes in San Diego


WHAT A CROWD-The Crushers set a new single-game attendance mark Tuesday morning as 5,068 fans came through the turnstiles at All Pro Freight Stadium. Their largest crowd last season was 4,633 on July 4th against River City. And in their previous three home dates they had drawn just 6,894




RHP TREVOR LONGFELLOW (1-0 4.82 ERA)…Trevor is making his fifth appearance and second start of 2012

HIS LAST START came Sunday in Rockford  (4IP-7H-5R-5ER-2BB-4SO).He left the game allowing three runs in the fourth and the Crushers trailing 5-2 as they went onto a 12-10 win in that slugfest at Riverhawks Stadium

AS A RELIEVER Trevor had not allowed a run in three appearances (5.1IP) and just three hits with a walk and four strikeouts

AGAINST WINDY CITY This is Trevor’s first ever start and appearance against the Thunderbolts

AT HOME Trevor has no record with a 0.00 ERA (2IP-2H-0R-0ER-0BB-2SO)

SOME NOTES ON TREVOR..He is 23 years old..native of San Bernadino,California… played College Baseball at Cal State-San Bernadino (Coyotes-Division II).In 2011 he was 1-2 with a 2.67 ERA (20APP-35.2IP-30H-12R-10ER-16BB-38SO).After school he went to the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks where he was 2-2 with a 4.00 ErA(4GP-4ST- 18H-8R-8ER-10BB-20SO)…Was part of the trade in the off-season with the Crushers that sent RHP Josh Roberts to the Redhawks

The FILA Cadet Nationals features some of the best high school talent in the country (ages 15-17).

Mount Union's Mary Mahoney Named Capital One Academic All-District; Will Be on Academic All-America Ballot

DELAWARE, Ohio -- Mount Union junior Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Track & Field Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Mahoney, an Academic All-American a year ago, will advance to the Academic All-America ballot.

Mahoney just completed a banner year as the she swept Great Lakes Indoor and Outdoor Sprinter of the Year honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

She also swept Ohio Athletic Conference Sprint Athlete of the Meet awards at both indoor and outdoor conference championship meets as she led the Purple Raiders to the team titles at both events.

She won five All-American honors on the track this season. At the NCAA Indoor Track Championships she was second in the 400 meters and was part of the fourth place 4x400 meter relay team.

At the NCAA Outdoor Championships she led Mount Union to its best ever team finish of third place as she won the 200 meter title, finished third in the 400 meters and ran the final leg of the 4x400 meter relay which finished fourth.

Off the track, she has a 3.96 grade point average as an Environmental Science major.

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by his sports information director.

Mount Union assistant to the athletic director Leonard Reich has served on CoSIDA's Academic All-America national committee since 2002.

Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.

Westlake tennis awards 2012
State Champion, Div. 1 - Colton Buffington
SWC First Team all conference:
Colton Buffington - 1st singles
Connor Michelich - 2nd singles
Stephen Fleischer and Kevin Wang - 1st doubles
Kent Dinchman and Cal Craven - 2nd doubles
SWC Scholar athlete - Stephen Fleischer
SWC MVP award - Colton Buffington
SWC Coach of the Year - Jeffery Mannies
WHS MVP varsity award - Stephen Fleischer
Sportsmanship award - Colton Buffington
Most Improved varsity award - Kent Dinchman
WHS MVP junior varsity award - Thomas Reusser
Most Improved junior varsity award - anthony Raiff

Swimming Team Raises Over 400 Dollars for Habitat for Humanity

Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College swimming and diving team raised over 400 dollars for the Habitat for Humanity of Lorain County by putting on its annual triathlon on May 12.

The event, which featured 35 participants, was organized by female swimmers Alden GilliomAlyssa Houser and Rachel Coyte. The trio was all assisted by other team members as well as members of the athletics staff.

“Working with Habitat was a really great opportunity to expand the event to have an effect on the community, not only the campus,” Gilliom said. “The health and wellness aspect of the fundraiser has always been great, but reaching out to the community and forming a new partnership there was very rewarding for all of us. I know that both the participants and volunteers running the event had a blast and we look forward to next year.”

After a grueling stretch of swimming, cycling and running, recently-graduated Ben Schild came out victorious as the top male finisher. It was the fourth-year in row he has won the event.

The top female finisher was junior Rosalie DeLombaert, while the highest placing team with the OC Cycling Team.

One of the highlights of the event came during the biking portion of the race when Geology Professor Dennis Hubbard was pulled over for speeding in a 25mph zone ... on his bike. He of course took it in stride and laughed it off.

Local Oberlin businesses were also a part of this special event as they donated special prizes to the winners and participants.

Summer Swim Lessons Set to Start June 12

Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College recreational staff will be offering summer swimming lessons for both adults and children starting on Tuesday, June 12.

The lessons, which will run for four weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays, are open to children ages four and up as well as adults. The cost to attend all eight sessions is $48 dollars per person. Each session will run from 5 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. The last class will be held on July 5.

The eight-class session is based on the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program using a variety of teaching techniques and progressions appropriate to each level (I to VI). Class size is limited to a 5-to-1 student-instructor ratio.

To register for the class, please contact Betsy Bruce via telephone at 440-775-8504 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Payment is due in full at the first session. Please make all checks payable to Oberlin College.