A Page -- June 14, 2010

Zach Kisley and Moses Richardson join the Yeomen this fall.
Meeting The Incoming 

Yeomen: Volume One

By Mike Mancini
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Oberlin, Ohio – We are halfway through June and before you know it will once again be time for football season here at Oberlin and across the country. The 2010 incoming class features a diverse and talented group of players that will help the Yeomen succeed over the next four years. In the first installment of Meet Your Incoming Yeomen we feature Zach Kisley and Moses Richardson.

Name: Zach Kisley
High School: Vernon Hills High School
Hometown: Libertyville, Illinois
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215 lbs.
Position: Wide Receiver
Awards: 1st Team All-Conference ’10, All-Illinois Academic Team ‘10
Baseball Awards: 1st Team All-Conference ’09, ‘10, 1st Team All-Area ‘10, Six-time All-Academic team selection

Head Coach Jeff Ramsey
“Zach Kisley is an athlete, plain and simple. He is a big kid that can run like a receiver and has the size of a tight end. He will most likely play a little of both during his career at Oberlin. He also plays centerfield for his high school baseball team and even stepped in and played some shortstop when his team needed him to. He’s one of those guys that can do it all. If you ask Zach to do something, you know you’re going to get his best.

He excels in the classroom and has very high academic goals. Zach will be a great member of our campus as well as our football team. He is an outstanding young man and I can’t wait to see how he develops as an athlete and a student during his four years at Oberlin.”

Why Kisley Chose Oberlin?

I chose Oberlin because the size of the school was perfect for me and it gives me the opportunity to study Biochemistry with professors that will be willing to give me the attention I need to become the best. Along with the great academic opportunities, I can also play two of my favorite sports in programs that continue to grow and get better under great coaching staffs.

Name: Moses Richardson
High School: Pinewood Preparatory School
Hometown: North Charleston, South Carolina
Height: 5'8''
Weight: 175
Position: Running Back
Awards: 4 Year Letterman in Varsity Football, Hammer Award '06, Team MVP '08, Offensive Player of the Year '09, All Region Honors '09, All State Honors '09, All County-First Team '09, Elected to play in Oasis Shrine Bowl ‘09, SCISA Speed & Strength State Meet Individual State Champion (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010), SCISA Speed & Strength Overall State Champions (2010), SCISA AAA Boys Basketball State Champions (2010),  Team Co-Captain (2010), Beta Club Member, Recipient of Rutgers Book Award, Freedom Reigns Essay Contest Winner , SCISA Best Editorial of the Year (2009), SCISA Scholar-Athlete Award

Head Coach Jeff Ramsey
“If you turn on Moses Richardson’s highlight tape the first thing you see is this vision. Moses knows where guys are and how to get where they aren’t. Once he hits the open field, look out. He’s got the speed to go the distance every time he touches the ball and he’s a natural runner. He’s got that great mix of being a power back and speed back. He’ll run you over one time and make you trip over your feet the next.
Moses comes from a very unique background and is a very strong, independent young man who is very wise beyond his years. Everyone at Pinewood Prep had such good things to say about him that you felt like you were recruiting their own son. He will be an asset not only to our football program but also to our college. Keep your eye on Moses Richardson over the next four years, and you will not be disappointed.”

Why Moses chose Oberlin?
I chose Oberlin because it seemed like a great fit for me. Oberlin is a great academic institution, which was first on my list of priorities in my college search. I'm all for higher education. A few months ago I came up on a visit and had a great time. I enjoyed hanging out with my future teammates and meeting the coaching staff and a few of the school's administrative members. Everyone was kind and friendly and the campus was beautiful. Oberlin just felt like the perfect place for me to spend my next four years. I'm ready to get on campus August 13th and start my college career in the classroom and on the field.
Chanel's Isaiah Chambers 

agrees to play football while 

studying at Mount this fall

June 14, 2010

By Lenny Reich

(ALLIANCE)—Chanel High School senior Isaiah Chambers has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Chambers, a 5-10, 160-pound defensive back, was a four-year letterwinner who was a two-time all-conference for coach Jarvis Gibson at St. Peter Chanel High School in Bedford.

Mount Union, an NCAA Division III institution an hour southeast of Cleveland, went 14-1 last season, won its 18th consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference championship and advanced to the Stagg Bowl, national championship game, for the fifth year in a row.  Mount Union has won a record 10 NCAA Division III National Championships and head coach  Larry Kehres begins his 25th season as head football coach with a 289-22-3 record.  The Purple Raiders open the 2010 season Saturday, Sept. 11 at 2 pm (Eastern time) at The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Chambers plans to study Criminal Justice and is the son of Ivy Chambers of Cleveland.

Crushers slam box door

shut on Things; eying first 

three-game winning streak

of the year tomorrow


June 14, 2010


Norm Weber  

Student/Athlete-Cleveland.com Editor



AVON – The Lake Erie Crushers opened a three-game series with the Washington Wild Things in front of 3,572 fans tonight here in All Pro Freight Stadium with a 6-2 win.

The win gives the Crushers only their second two-game wining streak of the season. Tomorrow night against Washington the Crushers will have the chance to enjoy their first three-game winning streak of the season, as well as an opportunity to win the series.


After Washington took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning, Lake Erie jumped ahead of the Things with a three-run bottom half without the benefit of a hit.


Travis Vetters, who did his undergraduate work at the University of Portland, and Lee Huggins were both hit by pitches in the inning and scored with the aid of fourth-inning errors by the Wild Things. Eddie Tisdale also scored after reaching on an error.  All three runs were unearned.

Travis Vetters

The unearned run business lasted until only the fifth inning when Vetters went downtown for the second time as a Crusher, launching a rocket over the left field wall to make it 4-1 in favor of the home guys. It was Vetters’ first home run in the Freight.  The lead stood until the end of the inning with four frames left to play.

Listen to post-game interview of Travis Vetters conducted by Norm Weber by clicking on link below and downloading



The Crushers added another run in the sixth on a double by Wayne Bond and single by Jodam Rivera.


Eddie Tisdale, the Southern Home Cookin’ guy, drove in the sixth run with a double in the seventh.  Vetters wound up scoring half of the team’s runs.

Josh Roberts
Josh Roberts

Josh Roberts, who also studied at the University of Portland for four years, remained undefeated on the mound, picking up his second win of the season, throwing eight innings, allowing five hits and one walk, striking out two, hitting two batters, and tossing a total of 92 pitches, 59 of which were strikes.

Roberts, who gave up only one run, received superb aid from his defense, the infield racking up three double plays in the field.