A Page -- June 13, 2010

North Olmsted Senior Ryan Conway 

to Play Golf at Mount Union

June 13, 2010

By Lenny Reich

(ALLIANCE)—North Olmsted High School senior Ryan Conway has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the men’s golf team, the school announced today.

Conway was an all-conference slection and captain of the golf team at North Olmsted High School.  He plans to study Internation Business and is the son of Robert and Kimberly Conway of North Olmsted.

Mount Union, NCAA Division III school that competes in the Ohio Athletic Conference and the Purple Raiders have finished second in the conference each of the last two years after winning the 2007 and 2008 OAC championship.  In 2008, the Raiders placed 12th in the nation at the NCAA Championship.

He'll join current Mount golfer Bryan Bober, who competed against Conway in the Southwestern Conference when he played high school golf at Brecksville High.
Brecksville native Bryan Bober

Also Jesse Spacek, who played for state small school power Lutheran West in neighboring Rocky River, also played for the Raiders last year.



Two Guys Named Travis Contribute 

Heavily to Win

June 13, 2010

By Harry Plumer

AVON - The Lake Erie Crushers scored in each of the first three innings to power their way to a 5-1 victory over the Gateway Grizzlies this evening at All Pro Freight Stadium.
Travis Vetters

The Crushers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first. Jodam Rivera doubled to begin the frame and an RBI-single by Andrew Davis put the Crushers on the board. Travis Vetters, who studied at Portland  University, added an RBI double moments later. Dom Duggan singled home Shaker Heights native Arden McWilliams with an unearned run to push the lead to 3-0 in the second.

In the third, Drew Saylor led off with a double and Eddie Tisdale ripped an RBI-double to right with one out. Lee Huggins followed by adding an RBI-knock to give Lake Erie a 5-0 lead.
Travis Risser

Travis Risser, who did his undergraduate work at both James Madison and Coastal Carolina, pitched 7.2 innings, allowing just a single run on a Brandon Peters solo home run. Risser struck out three and walked just one to even his mark at 2-2. Peters' homer, his third of the season, came in the seventh. It was the 947th homer in Gateway history, passing Chillicothe for the most homers by a Frontier League franchise. Jodam Rivera posted two hits in the game. J.J. Pacella pitched the final inning and two-thirds for Lake Erie, striking out three Grizzlies.

The Washington Wild Things visit All Pro Freight Stadium tomorrow for a 7:05 p.m. contest. RHP Josh Roberts (1-0, 2.62) takes the hill for the Crushers with RHP Zach Groh (1-2, 5.12) countering for Washington.


Ø       Travis Risser has thrown consecutive quality starts; The Lake Erie staff has posted seven quality starts on the year, Risser has three

Ø       Seven different players posted a hit in the contest 

Ø       The series victory was the second of the season for the Crushers, who won for the second time in a rubber game; The Crushers are 2-4 in rubber games this year

Former Rocky River High School 

Basketball Player Marybeth Leitch 

to Play at Mount Union; to join three 

others from West Shore suburbs

June 13, 2010

By Lenny Reich

(ALLIANCE)—Rocky River High School senior Marybeth Leitch has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the women’s basketball team.

Leitch, a 5-8 guard, was an all-conference selection and team MVP for coach Michael Murray at Rocky River High School.  She spent the past year as a student at The University of Tampa in Tampa, FL.
Rocky River 2009 College Decisions

Mount Union, an NCAA Division III institution, is coming off one of its most successful seasons in school history as the Purple Raiders went 25-5, won the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament, advanced to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament and finished ranked No. 13 in the nation.  Head coach Suzy Venet enters her sixth season on the bench in 2010-11 and was the WBCA Regional Coach of the Year this past season.

Leitch plans to study Elementary Education and is the daughter of Jim and Diana Leitch of Rocky River.

Leitch will join three women from her own neighborhood whc were members of last year's highly successful playoff team, including OAC Freshman of the Year Rosa LaMattina from bordering Westlake.


Also members of that team and projected to return for next season are North Olmsted's Kori Wiedt and Olmsted Falls' Kayla Rossman.
Kori Wiedt 

In fact, 13 of the 14 members of the 2009-10 team played at some Cleveland area high school or other.