A Page -- June 28, 2010

B-W Freshman All-American and 

Walsh Jesuit alumnus Mitch Supan 

Places in top 20 twice at USA Junior 


June 28, 2010
By Nick Minerd
The Ruple Communications Centre

BEREA - Baldwin-Wallace College All-American freshman thrower Mitch Supan (Medina/Walsh Jesuit) competed at the 2010 USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships that was held June 23-27 at Drake Stadiumin Des Moines, Iowa.

Supan placed 14th in the discus with a throw of 169 feet and 10 inches. He also finished 20th in the hammer with a mark of 168'10" in an event that saw the American junior record fall.

"The entire week was incredible," said Supan. "Seeing such an accomplished group of athletes and competing toe-to-toe with them was awesome."

B-W assistant coaches Eric Schmuhl and Jarrod Davis were quite pleased with Supan's performance.

"We felt he competed above and beyond considering he is only a freshman and was on the biggest stage in American track & field," said Schmuhl.

"Throughout the week, Mitch was inspired by the presence of our Olympians and it should will give him a psychological edge going into his sophomore season," continued Schmuhl. "It was great that we were able to do this for Mitch and I feel like this will lead to future B-W athletes going after these opportunities."

Supan agreed with Schmuhl's assessment.

"I think it will give me an edge next year psychologically," noted Supan. "I saw what I was up against and it's going to make me work harder and put all of my efforts into my training."

Earlier this year, Supan earned All-American honors in the discus with an eighth-place throw of 165'2" at the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship meet that was hosted by B-W in late May.

Meet Your Incoming Yeomen: Volume Two; Two New Jacobs Join Oberlin Fold
Kennedy & Danko
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6/28/2010 12:24:22 PM
By Mike Mancini

Oberlin – In the second installment of Meet Your Incoming Yeomen we introduce you to two linebackers with the same first name in Jacob Kennedy and Jacob Danko.

 Jacob Kennedy
High School: Johnstown Monroe High School
Hometown: Johnstown, Ohio
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 195 lbs
Position: Linebacker 
Awards: All Region, All District, All Conference, All Newark Advocate, Academic All Ohio, Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award

Head Coach Jeff Ramsey
"Jake is a talented athlete with great instincts, as a linebacker I feel that he fits right into what we like to do on defense. When you watch him play, he not only has the size, strength, and speed to excel at this level but his intensity and passion for the game make him a special kind of player. As we were speaking with his high school coaches, one of the first things they would talk about is Jake's work ethic, on the field, in the weight room, and in the classroom. Kennedy certainly brings a lot to the table on defense as well as special teams; we are excited to watch him compete on the field.”

Jake comes to us from Johnstown-Monroe High School and it's easy to see the discipline he has learned from playing in a program with such great tradition. In getting to know Jake through the recruiting process our staff talked with many of his high school teachers, coaches, and administrators. In all of those conversations they described a young man of high character with a positive attitude. As the recruiting process went on our staff found that he lives up to all the great things we've heard about him. I am confident that that his leadership and attitude will have a positive impact on the campus community as well as on the football field."

Why Oberlin? 

“I chose Oberlin because of its great academic reputation and for its amazingly diverse population. I knew as soon as I took a tour of the campus and met the people that Oberlin was the right place for me to further academic career. As far as athletics go, right away I felt as though the players and coaches accepted me and made me feel at home. I liked how the team was a close-knit group of guys. I really couldn’t see myself anywhere else besides Oberlin.”

: Jacob Danko
High School: Firelands High School
Hometown: Vermilion, Ohio
Height: 6'0”
Weight: 220lb
Position: Linebacker
AwardsFootball: Honorable Mention All-Conference, Honorable Mention All-County
Baseball: Honorable Mention All-Conference, Falcon Award 

Head Coach Jeff Ramsey
“Jake Danko will make the transition to linebacker after a successful high school career at Firelands High School under head coach Todd Pooch. Jake has the size and talent to develop into a great linebacker for us. He is a great competitor and he will provide us with some exciting moments on the football field for the next four years. Jake will have an immediate impact on our success this year, and I look forward to having the opportunity to coach him.

Jake's father was a linebacker here at Oberlin College and is now a successful local area dentist. His father's competitive spirit and commitment to excellence lives in his son, and I know Jake will excel both on and off the field during his four years at Oberlin.”

Why Oberlin? 
I chose to go to Oberlin College because both of my parents are alumni and I have spent a lot of time on campus. My plan is to major in biology and since Oberlin has such a strong science department, it was a perfect fit. I feel with my athletic abilities I can contribute to Oberlin’s improving athletic program. I cannot wait to continue my football career as an Oberlin College Yeoman.

Saint Ignatius Student/Sports 

Information Department 

Recognized for National Award


June 28, 2010


By Michael Watts

Saint Ignatius Beat Reporter

Student/Athlete-Cleveland.com Student/Writer


Saint Ignatius' first football media guide in twenty years has been lauded by media professionals over the past year.  Now, the guide has garnered the local spot light as the Sports Information Department won it's first ever gold medal for excellence in Sports Publications as decided by a panel of experts for the National High School Sports Publication Awards.  The guide was the work of Junior Michael Watts, and SSID President and Senior Jacob Corrigan.


National Award winning Media Guide

The award, given to fewer than twenty publications annually, was given in the "Private School, 1,000-1,500 student, Student-Produced" category.  The award represents the first such prize for the department that began under the direction of Brendan Gulick '09 and Jeff McCormick '83 in 2007.  The award is an even greater achievement given the club's first media guide was made just one year ago.  While the award was given in April, the Ohio High School Athletic Association recognized the award today with a press release.  The release recognizes a series of guides in the state of Ohio that won awards.  Ignatius won the only medal handed out in the gold medal student prepared category in the state of Ohio.  Schools that were also recognized included Dover, Mason, Moeller, Waynesfield, Greenville, and Piqua.

Said Corrigan, senior president of the Broadcasting Club and Sports Information Department: "I
t means a lot to be honored for something we put so much time into. We spent countless hours over the summer researching and designing this guide so to be given such a high honor is just awesome.  This is the first time we have won this award, so it gives this still growing club some recognition for the work it does.  At the same time there are people in this group who don't get this recognition, but their efforts in bringing all the scores, schedules, and action to the fans are just as important."


 Copy of inside page that includes player profiles


Iggy Senior Mike Watts

Watts, who made the first media guide for the 2009 baseball season, added: "Beginning with our first media guide just one year ago, we have worked hard to constantly reform and redesign what we do.  We couldn't have done this without the efforts of so many other people. 

"Obviously our sincere thanks goes out to so many, but near the top of the list Jeff McCormick who started the whole thing, Rory Fitzpatrick [Saint Ignatius Athletic Director] who really gave us the flexibility to make such an amazing guide, Jennifer Fight who dealt with the many small details that a guide like this needs to get such a prestigious award, Sean O'Toole who really pushed us to make this a top of the line media relations piece, the entire coaching staff that spent the necessary time to give the coach's notes that provided an inside view to the team, Ken Gillissie who provided so many of the photos, and Watt Printers who generously printed these guides for us - as we know for a fact that the professional appearance was half of the battle."  


Corrigan is a resident of Avon Lake, Ohio.  Watts is a resident of Shaker Heights, Ohio.  Saint Ignatius High School is a Catholic School in the Jesuit Tradition located in Ohio City on the near west side of Cleveland, Ohio.  Saint Ignatius currently has nearly 1,400 students, and has an athletic tradition featuring 24 OHSAA State Championships, and a stretch of six consecutive MSRA Rowing titles.  Saint Ignatius was named the number one athletic program in the state of Ohio for the 2008-2009 school year by Sports Illustrated, and the school has notched 4 OHSAA state titles and 2 MSRA titles in the past two years.


June 28

By Harry Plumer

AVON, Ohio - The Lake Erie Crushers split a pair of games with the Oakland County Cruisers Monday at All Pro Freight Stadium, losing the completion of Sunday's rain-suspended game 5-2 but winning the seven-inning nightcap 2-0.


In the completion of Sunday's suspended game, the Crushers were unable to find a way back in the game after trailing 5-2 in the top of the seventh to begin play Monday.

Following a rain delay of an hour to begin Sunday's game, the Crushers scored in the first inning on an Andrew Davis groundout to shortstop that brought home Dom Duggan to give the Crushers an early 1-0 lead. Oakland County responded in the second as Robbie Tolan tied the game with an RBI triple.

The teams traded single runs in the middle innings, as Lee Huggins connected on his third homer of the season in the fourth, a solo shot, and Kyle Maunus singled home Jeremy Jones in the sixth to knot things at two.

Esmelvin Jimenez worked his second consecutive quality start, tossing six innings for the Crushers and allowing two runs on eight hits while striking out a season high five. Oakland County scored three runs in the seventh against Michael Raymond as Zach Pace drove in Luis Fernandez and Ben Barrone with a double before scoring himself on a two-bagger from Jones. Rain came again moments later and forced play to be suspended until Monday evening. The Crushers could only muster one hit against Adam Dominick and P.J. Zocchi Monday and the Cruisers won 5-2 with Zocchi registering his league best 14th save.


The Crushers posted all the offense they would need in the first inning of the seven-inning scheduled game to snap a three-game slide. With Jodam Rivera standing on second after a one-out double, Andrew Davis singled to right, driving in Rivera. An error enabled the ball to roll all the way to the wall and Davis came around to score from first himself to give Lake Erie a 2-0 lead.

Travis Risser and J.J. Pacella took care of the rest, combining on a five-hit shutout. Risser pitched five innings, allowing three hits and striking out four to pick up his fourth win while Pacella pitched the final two innings to rack up his third save. Kevin Asselin took the loss for Oakland County, allowing just the two first inning runs in a complete game. He retired 15 straight to end the game, posting eight strikeouts.