A Page -- June 18, 2010

Mentor High School Senior Bryan 

Vayo to Play Football at Mount 


June 18, 2010

By Lenny Reich

(ALLIANCE)—Mentor High School senior Bryan Vayo has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team.

Vayo, a 6-4, 285 pound offensive lineman was a two-year letterwinner for head coach Steve Trivisonno at Mentor High School

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.

Mentor High School Football

Mount Union has won a record 10 NCAA Division III National Championships, and 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.

Vayo is undecided and is the son of Greg and Ellen Vayo of Mentor.

CSU Women's basketball, 

Horizon League champs, holding 

golf tourney in August

After a successful season, and winning the Horizon League Championship for the second time in three years, the Cleveland State Women's Basketball team is gearing up for its summer activities, including the
Annual Golf Outing hosted by Head Coach Kate Peterson Abiad.

The date this year is August 6th.  Every year this event is better than the one before and one of the things that makes it such a great event is the people that we have in attendance," Head Coach Peterson Abiad said.

To Participate, follow the below form:

What:           The 7th Annual Cleveland State Women’s Basketball Golf Outing


*   When:    Friday August 6, 2010


*   Where:   Bunker Hill Golf Course 3060 Pearl Road                    Medina, Ohio 44256


*   Time:      Registration at 10:30 am        Golf Begins at 11:30 am         Dinner & Awards 4:00 pm


*   Format: Four-Person Scramble


*   Cost:       $125 per Person                        $475 per Foursome


*   Dinner:   $50 per Person



*   Sponsor: See enclosed form for sponsorship opportunities


For further information visit


or call Sallie Gordon at 216.687.9245 or email at s.j.gordon15@csuohio.edu

After uneventful regular season,

North Ridgeville U-11 girls soccer 

wins Medina Mist Tourney

June 18, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


After going 0-8 during the regular season of the Northeastern Oho Girls Soccer League, the North Ridgeville Under-11 girls’ soccer team won the four-match Medina Mist Tournament.

Their losses during the season were by an average of 3-1, but they came back this year and turned all those losses into wins.

Picture Front Row (l to r)
Kiarra Smyczek, Alanna Skinner, Alyssa Erny, Danielle Blagojevic, April Arbour, Alysson Hassler
Back Row (l to r)
 Frankie,Carson Marley Kalata, Emma Lampe, Catrina Engel, Julie Petro, Emma LAmpe,  Rachel Spurlock
Coaches(l to r) Dan Blagojevic, Jeff Hassler

“I know the girls were ready to play to win; they were excited to be in the championship,” said coach Dan Blagojevic. “hey never stopped attacking on the goal.  They played great defense.   We had plenty of chances to score.  Their willingness to not lose and work hard made the difference.

Alyssa Erny earend three wins in goal and Danielle Blagojevic scored 7 goals in three matches and notched 4 assists.

“We controlled the ball 60 to 70 percent of the games and gave the opposition less time to have the ball to score,” the coach said. “We scored goals at crucial times”

Against Wooster, the game winner was scored by Kiara Smyczek with 3 minutes left .  Against Ontario, Smyczek scored the tying goal with five minutes left in the game. She also scored  the  deciding goal in the championship, with three minutes left.

Oberlin Athletics Unveils a New Family of Logos
Primary OC
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Oberlin -
 After nearly a two-year process, the Oberlin College Athletics Department has selected a new family of logos that will give all of Oberlin’s athletics teams a fresh and modern new look. 

The goal of this project was to provide an updated family of logos that were clean looking - yet pronounced - that would attract the eyes of fans, alums and recruits. 

A committee within the athletics department embarked on this project and after many months of deliberation and surveys of both the current student body and alums, no literal pictorial images of a Yeomen or Yeowomen could be agreed upon, therefore the committee elected to focus on adding new word marks to support the updated “OC”.

The new designs were courtesy of Jim Ward, who has worked with multiple collegiate institutions and business. You can view his website here

“We are thrilled with our updated logo and word marks," said Committee Chair and Associate Director of Athletics for Development & Alumni Affairs Natalie Winkelfoos. "This new family of logos brings movement and confidence to our athletic symbols. Working with Jim Ward was great. He is a true professional and his enthusiasm for the creative process is contagious. We can't thank Jim enough for the patience, passion and price he delivered to our committee.” 

The new logos will provide the athletics department with a more consistent look throughout all of its teams and help strengthen the brand of Oberlin athletics throughout the community, state and country. 

Over the years many of Oberlin’s uniforms and athletics apparel have varied in colors in design. The official school colors are listed as crimson and gold and this new family of logos will help us return to those roots. 

Fans should look out for the new logo to be appearing all across campus on uniforms, fields, publications and the website in the coming weeks and months.




June 18
By Harry Plumer 
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. - The Lake Erie Crushers failed to hold a 6-1 lead, but posted a 7-6 victory over the Traverse City Beach Bumsin 12 innings tonight.

Lake Erie scored in the top of the first, taking a 1-0 lead when Andrew Davis singled up the middle to score Jodam Rivera. Rivera singled with one out and stole second. Traverse City tied the game in the bottom of the second as Chase Burch lined the first pitch from Travis Risser over the fence in left for his third homer of the season. 

The Crushers were able to retake the lead with an unearned run in the top of the third. Dom Duggan posted a one out single and moved to second on an error. He scored as Jodam Rivera reached on an error in the outfield. Travis Vetters led off the fourth with his third homer of the season and Eddie Tisdale followed with his second homer down the line in left as the Crushers went back-to-back for the first time this season. Lake Erie tacked on two more as Dom Duggan singled home Joel Collins and was trapped in a rundown long enough for Arden McWilliams to cross the plate.

The Beach Bums pulled within 6-4 as Bobby Spain connected on his first homer of the season, a three-run shot to right-center in the bottom of the fourth. Traverse City hit the third homer of the game against Lake Erie starter Travis Risser in the bottom of the sixth as Chase Burch tied the score with a two-run homer. Risser threw 5.1 innings in his sixth start, striking out four.

The score did not change until the top of the 12th inning though each team had several chances. Alberto Rolon left the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning following a leadoff double, posting two strikeouts to escape. He earned the win after throwing 3.1 scoreless frames. sJodam Rivera led off the 12th with an opposite field single. Andrew Davis followed by driving the first pitch he saw from Scott Mueller into the gap in right-center for a triple, scoring Rivera. J.J. Pacella struck out two in the ninth to record his first save of the season.