A Page -- March 29, 2012



Strong middle and long distance crews hope to get help from others to make Gilmour state contender once again

Veteran Gilmour Track and Field Coach Jeff Klein has a core group of four seniors he hopes could lead the Lancers back to the glory days of team state championships of the middle of the last decade.

Counted on for senior leadership this season are Erin Abdalian (Middle Distance), Megan Diemer (Sprints/Jumps), Sarah Geisenger  (Sprints) and Maggie Schmidt (Sprints).

The Lancers were District and Regional champions last season and finished 9th in Division III State Championship Meet.

However, as usual, Gilmour will be strong in the middle distance events, where the underclassmen have been holding the fort.

"The strength of this year's team will be the middle distance and distance group, along with junior Briah Owens in sprints," said Jeff Klein, now in his 17th season as head coach. "We have several outstanding student-athletes returning for 2012 with state meet experience, including junior Alexis Anton (800, 4x800, 4x200, 4x400), junior Briah Owens (100, 200, 4x200, 4x400), junior Meghan Pryatel (4x800, 1600, 4x400), sophomore Halle Markel (4x800, 3200, 4x400) and senior Maggie Schmidt (4x200).”

Also expected to play a factor are Maddie Covington  (JR, Throws), Maggie Dick (JR, Throws), Dominique Edomwande (JR, Sprints/Jumps), Hope Herten  (JR, Throws), Bridgette Potratz  (JR, Throws), Sam Baldini    (SO, Sprints/Jumps/Throws), Nicole Brzozowski  (SO, Sprints/Jumps), Agnes Mirando (SO, Throws), Rachel Novinc  (FR, Distance), Mackenzie Connelly (FR, Sprints/Jumps),  Megan Polak (FR, Sprints), Megan Porter  (FR, Distance), Sarah Potratz  (FR, Sprints), Courtney Rulison (FR, Distance), Caitlin Whetstone  (FR, Distance), Sophia Zupanc (FR, Sprints/Jumps), Oona Haffey  (FR, Middle Distance).

“We also have several newcomers who should do well this season, including Sophia Zupanc (sprints, junps), Megan Porter (middle distance), Courtney Rulison (distance), Caitlin Whetstone (distance), Sarah Potratz (sprints, throws) and Mackenzie Connelly (sprints),” Klein said. “Our throwing group will be led by senior Maggie Schmidt and junior Hope Herten." 

 Mount Union to host summer lacrosse camp

March 29, 2012 


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Dynamic & Diversified Lacrosse Training: June 4-7

This camp is for boys entering grades 6-9. Each camper will receive a great deal of individual instruction from professional lacrosse coaches. The goal of the camp is to develop the basic knowledge and fundamentals of lacrosse. Each day will include stickwork, groundball and transition drills, position work, and the opportunity to put the skills learned to use in games. Sessions will run daily from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

CAMP DIRECTORS: P.J. Kavanagh, Mount Union Head Men's Lacrosse Coach / Ohio Machine Defensive Coordinator

Ted Garber, Ohio Machine Head Coach / Loomis Chaffee School Varsity Lacrosse Coach

CHECK-IN: Monday, June 4 – 5:45 pm

LOCATION: The camp will be held in Mount Union Stadium on campus and on the grass athletic fields next to the stadium.

FEE: $150 (Includes camp t-shirt and 10 hours of instruction from professional coaches)

WHAT TO WEAR: Campers should bring a helmet, gloves, shoulder pads, arm pads, and a stick. Molded cleats are recommended.

FAMILY DISCOUNT: Discounts of $25 per camper are available for families sending more than one player.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact: P.J. Kavanagh
(330) 829-6577 (Office)
(518) 420-6045 (Cell)
(330) 823-2399 (Fax)
kavanapj@mountunion.edu

 B-W Softball Team Splits Doubleheader With Geneva (Pa.) in Home-Opener


BEREA, OHIO --  The Baldwin-Wallace College softball team split a non-conference doubleheader with Geneva (Pa.) College today (Wednesday, March 28, 2012) in its home-opener at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds Field.  This was the first two games of a six-game homestand. B-W also plays cross-town rival Case Western Reserve University in a home doubleheader tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. and hosts Muskingum University in an Ohio Athletic Conference twinbill this Saturday at 1:00 p.m.


With the split, the Yellow Jackets now have an overall record of 11-7 while Geneva now has an overall mark of 12-9

In game one,  the Golden Tornadoes took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning before B-W would tied the game back at 2-2 in the bottom of the second.  Sophomore pitcher Tabitha Murray (Mogadore/Field) would lead off the inning with a double down the left field line.  Murray would score on the two-run home run by sophomore first baseman Kaity Mullen (Avon Lake).  The homer was the second of the season and the second in three games for Mullen.

Geneva would take the lead for good on a two-run home run by Ashley Davis in the top of the fifth inning.


The Yellow Jackets would cut the lead down to 4-3 in the top of the sixth inning as junior right fielder Alyssa Brown (Hudson) led off with a double.  Sophomore Kate Carabin (Norwalk/St. Paul) came into pinch run for Brown and would advance to third on the single through the right side by Murray.  Sophomore third baseman Lauren Feciuch (Kent/Field) singled through the left side to score Carabin and advanced Murray to second.  After a sacrifice bunt by Mullen and a fielder’s choice my sophomore center fielder Ashley Elber (Huron/Edison), the Yellow Jackets would leave the bases loaded.


The B-W offense was led Murray who  went 3-for-3 with a double and run scored. Mullen went 1-for-2 with a home run and two runs batted-in.


On the mound, Murray picked up the loss and now has a record of 4-4 on the season.  She tossed seven innings allowed four runs (two earned) with 10 strikeouts and two walks.


In game two, the Yellow Jacket offense scored five runs on eight hits and picked up their sixth shutout of the season and second of the week.


B-W would take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as freshman shortstop Brittany Lightel (Tallmadge) reached on error to lead off the inning.  Lightel would advance to third on a ground out by freshman left fielder Mackenzie Brua (Avon) and a flyout by Brown.  Murray would single through the right side to score Lightel.


The Yellow Jackets would push three more runs across the plate in the bottom of fourth inning to extend their lead to 4-0.  Senior pitcher Sarah Baker (Mentor/Lake Catholic) would lead off the inning with a single through the left side.  Feciuch would hit her second home run of the season over the left field fence to score Baker.  Senior second baseman Katie Finley (Vermilion) would follow with a solo shot to left field for her first homer of the season.  Sophomore center fielder Nikki Peskura (Strongsville) would collect her first career hit as she singled through the left side.


B-W would close out the scoring in the bottom of the sixth inning as it scored one more run making the score 5-0.  Freshman left fielder Mackenzie Brua (Avon) would reach base after being hit by a pitch and would advance to second on the walk by Brown.  Carabin would once again come in to pinch run for Brown.  Murray would single to right field and Brua and Carabin would each move up a base. Brua would score the game’s final run on a sacrifice fly by Mullen.


The Yellow Jacket offense was led by Murray and Baker who each went 2-for-4 while Murray added an RBI.  Feciuch was 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBI and Finley was 1-for-3 with a home run and RBI.


On the mound, Baker recorded her 42nd career victory and now has a record of 5-1 on the season with three complete game shutouts.  She pitched seven scoreless innings with four strikeouts and one walk.  With her four strikeouts, Baker moved into fifth place on the all-time strikeouts list with 193.


Mount's heavy bats blast Hiram


HIRAM, Ohio -- Mount Union's baseball team had a pair of five-run inning as they scored 11 runs on 17 hits to beat Hiram 11-6 in a non-conference game Wednesday in Hiram, Ohio.

Five different Purple Raiders drove in runs led by Connor Mathis (Akron/Firestone), who drove in four on a pair of hits.  Jimmy Dobran (Poland/Poland Seminary), Zach Carlino (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) and Ricky Olasz (West Mifflin, Pa./West Mifflin) each had three hits.

Six Mount Union pitchers worked and combine to strike out 12 and allow only three earned runs.

Cory Douglass (Independence/Garfield Heights) got the win as he struck out three in two innings of work.

The Raiders started the scoring with a run in the third inning before Hiram (8-10) took the lead in the bottom of the frame on a two-out, two-run home run from George Blake.

The Terriers went up 3-1 with a run in the fourth.

Mount Union then put five on the board in the fifth after an error and two outs to lead 6-3.

Hiram tied the game with two runs in the bottom of the fifth and a run in the seventh.

The Raiders responded again this time pounding out five runs on five hits in the eighth with the big hit a three RBI triple from Mathis to go up 11-6.

Mount Union (13-5) has now won four-straight and open Ohio Athletic Conference play Saturday at 1 pm at Otterbein University in Westerville.

Mount Union 11, Hiram 6 (Mar 28, 2012 at Hiram, Ohio)


Oberlin tennis blanks Hartwick

Hilton Head, S.C. - A sweep of Hartwick College highlighted the second day of competition for the Oberlin College men's tennis team while competing in South Carolina during the College's spring break.

The Yeomen completed their first sweep since they defeated Washington and Jefferson College by a 9-0 scoreline, March 13, 2010.

In doubles action Oberlin started hot grabbing two early wins as the third doubles pairing of Joe Leffler and Sam Towne earned an 8-1 win over Hartwick's Sean Coppola and Bobby Amberson.

Ben Turchin and Logan Chun blanked Ron Lambertson and Will Gilbraith in the second spot.

Oberlin's top partnership of Charlie Marks and Soren Zeliger continued the momentum when they secured a win in a tightly contested match.  The Yeomen outlasted the Hawk's Jeff Boyd and Brian Redder 9-7.

The Yeomen (7-7) proved to be too much for Hartwick to handle in singles play earning straight set wins in all positions except for the top spot.

"The guys played well throughout the line up today.  This was a great win for them and it was nice to be able to utilize Shahab this morning, he had a good win," commented head coach #Adam Shoemaker."

At No. 3 Zeliger produced OC's first win defeating Redder 6-2, 6-1 in quick fashion.  Towne followed suit dispatching Lambertson 6-0, 6-1 at No. 5.

In the second spot the Hawk's Amberson put up little resistance for Marks as the Yeomen sophomore won his sixth match of the season as the No. 2 6-1, 6-1.

Turchin is finding success as the Oberlin No. 4 defeating Gilbraith 6-2, 6-0.

Oberlin's No. 6, Shahab Raza, a senior from Karachi, Pakistan, defeated Coppola 6-2, 6-3 in his collegiate debut.

Chun, knotched his 8th dual match win today in the closest match of the contest.  After winning the first set 6-4, Boyd stormed back taking the second 6-2 before Chun prevailed 10-5 in the superbreaker.

The Yeomen conclude their trip to South Carolina with a match tomorrow, Thursday, March 29 at 3 p.m. against the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Yeowomen gain split; tie school record for wins

Clermont, FL- The Oberlin College softball team split yet again on Wednesday, as they took on the University of Southern Maine and Middlebury. The Yeowomen beat Southern Maine by a score of 4-2 in their first game of the day, and lost to Middlebury by a final score of 8-0.

With the split the Yeowomen rest at 8-8 on the season and have now tied the record for most wins in a season, which happened in 2009 when they finished 8-26.
 
The Yeowomen were led by Kristen Dix and Kelsey Steiner who both had two hits against Southern Maine. Both Dix and Steiner had doubles as well. Cheryl Lindsly and Jennifer Goldsmith each added a hit and  Goldsmith would have two RBI’s on the day, pushing the Yeowomen past the Huskies.
 
After a scoreless first inning, the Yeowomen were able to put up three runs in the top of the second. Dix led off with a double and then promptly stole third base. After a strike out, Lindsly would hit a RBI single. Steiner would then double, and Goldsmith would step into the box and hit a two RBI single.
 
Southern Maine would cut the Oberlin lead to one after plating two in the bottom of the third. After scoreless fourth and fifth innings, the Yeowomen would add an insurance run in the top of the sixth after Kanti Keislar would score off a miscue by the Husky defense. Keislar pinch ran for Dix after she hit a two out single.

Emily King got the win for the Yeowomen as she threw all seven innings, scattering five hits and just two runs. She added two strikeouts.
 
The Yeowomen bats cooled down in the second game, and they only had four hits over five innings. Katie Pieplow was the only player to have multiple hits. Goldsmith and King each added a hit against Middlebury as well.
 
The Yeowomen played Middlebury tough through the first five innings, but the Panthers would have a five run fifth to end the game with the eight-run rule.
 
Tomorrow is Oberlin’s last day in Florida, and they will take on Wisconsin-Whitewater at 9 a.m. and Mount Mercy at 11.

Yeomen gain another split

Chandler, AZ – The Oberlin College baseball team procured its fifth straight doubleheader split on Wednesday afternoon against Middlebury College, winning game one 11-4, before dropping a thrilling yet heart-breaking affair in eight innings by the score of 8-6.

In the disheartening defeat, the Yeomen were one strike away from going home with a 5-4 win as Matt Wassel was down in the count 0-2 against Yeomen reliever Mike McDonald, but he was able to fist a ball through the ride side to score the game-tying run in the form Zach Roeder who earlier reached on an error. What ensued was another Yeomen miscue that allowed the Panthers to claim a 6-5 lead heading into the home half of the seventh.

Sophomore Sean Cohen led off the frame with a double and he would later score on a fielder’s choice play that also featured an error by Middlebury. With one out and the score now tied at six, the Panthers elected to intentionally load the bases to setup a force play at all of the bases and got exactly what they wanted when Robin Witjes hit a hard grounder right at the second basemen who threw home to record the out. However, for a brief moment it still appeared that the Yeomen would be walk-off winners when Zach Jaspers belted the first pitch he saw deep into the gap in right center, but it stayed up just long enough for Panthers’ center fielder Dylan Sinnickson to sprint over and make a full-extension diving catch to force extra innings.

In the eighth inning the Panthers used three hits to score the two go-ahead runs and the Yeomen followed by going down in order to end the game.

Oberlin led 3-1 after one inning before Middlebury tied it up in the fourth inning. The Yeomen tacked on single tallies in the fifth, sixth and seventh, while the Panthers scored one in the sixth and two in the seventh before adding another pair in the eighth.

Mattie DeDoes got the start on the bump and went five innings before giving way to McDonald. He allowed seven hits and three earned runs. He struck out three and walked three in the no decision.

In game one things were much better for the Yeomen as they pounded out 13 hits in the victory. Zach Kisley led the way by going 3-for-5 with three runs scored, while Witjes, McDonald and Ben Whitener all added two hits each.

Oberlin scored in each of the first four innings, posting crooked numbers in the first (3), third (2) and fourth innings (5).

The Yeomen jumped on the Panthers with three straight hits to start the game to score their first run and Eric Knight followed with a sac fly. Whitener capped the frame’s scoring with an RBI groundout.

In the five-run fourth, Knight, Steve DiNanno Kisley and Jaspers all had RBI’s.

Knight got the start on the mound and allowed seven hits and four runs, three of which were earned. The Scottsdale, native threw 100 pitches – 60 for strikes. He walked five and struck out three en route to earning his second win of the season.

The Yeomen will conclude their spring break trip tomorrow morning when they take on Lewis & Clark. First pitch of the doubleheader is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. MST/12:30 p.m. EST. 



B-W Baseball Team Ties School Record With 

10-Game Winning Streak As It Defeats 

Wooster, 15-12

WOOSTER, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College baseball team defeated The College of Wooster, 15-12, today (Wednesday, March 28, 2012) in a single nine inning game at Art Murray Field. The Yellow Jackets tied the school record for consecutive wins with 10.

Another milestone was set in the game, when junior closer Jon Tenley (Wadsworth) tied the all-time lead with seven career saves.

With its victory, B-W improves to 15-2 overall and opens Ohio Athletic Conference play this Saturday (March 31) at Muskingum University with a doubleheader at 1:00 p.m.  Wooster is now 9-5 overall.
  
Neuschaefer (L), Yost (R)


The Yellow Jackets jumped out to an early 5-0 lead after two innings. The Fighting Scots would answer with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the second inning. The scoring would continue in the top of the third inning with three straight singles by juniors Jay Yost (Bascom/Hopewell-Loudon), Nolan Neuschaefer (Elyria) and freshman Zach Ferster (Olmstead Falls). Ferster would pick up one run-batted-in on his single.

Freshman third baseman Eric Murphy (Brook Park/Midpark) would add four more runs to extend the B-W lead  to 10-2 on a grand slam to right centerfield. Freshman first baseman Kyle Chontos (Pickerington/North) would follow Murphy with a solo homerun of his own to extend the Yellow Jacket lead 13-2. Wooster would score two runs in the bottom the third inning and four more in the bottom of the fourth to cut the B-W lead down to 13-8.

The Yellow Jacket offense would go on the attack to add two mores runs in the top of the fifth inning. The score would remain at 15-8 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. The Fighting Scots would score two runs of their own in the seventh inning and two more in the bottom half of the eighth but would no closer as the final would stand at 15-12.

At the plate, B-W was led by Murphy, Ferster, and junior outfielder Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./ St. Joseph’s Collegiate Inst.). Murphy went 2-for-6 at the plate with seven RBI, a grand slam and one run scored. Ferster went 4-for-5 with three RBI, one run scored and one stolen base. Toughey would go 3-for-4 with three runs scored, one run-batted-in and one double.

On the mound, senior right-hander Josh Scott (Strongsville) would start and go the first four innings giving up eight runs (all earned) on nine hits while striking out five batters. Sophomore Jon Capadona (North Royalton) would relieve Scott in the fifth inning and pitch three and two thirds innings. Capadona would give up four runs (two earned) on six hits with two strikeouts to earn his second win of the season. Tenley would pitch the final one and one third innings and go perfect with no runs, no hits, no walks with one strikeout.

Following its games at Muskingum on Saturday, B-W travels to cross-town and OAC rival John Carroll on Tuesday, April 3rd at 1:00 p.m. on Schweickert Field. The Yellow Jackets will have their home opener on Wednesday, April 4th as they host Case Western Reserve University at 4:00 p.m. on Heritage Field.




Lake Erie LAX to join ECAC


CENTERVILLE, Mass.–  Lake Erie College will be one of the founding members of the newly formed Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Lacrosse League which will officially begin play with the 2013 season. ECAC commissioner Rudy Keeling Tuesday (March 27) announced the formation of the new eight-team NCAA Division II men's lacrosse conference.


The founding members based in four states include Alderson-Broaddus College (Philippi, W. Va.); Lake Erie (Painesville, Ohio); Lindenwood University (Saint Charles, Mo.); Mercyhurst College (Erie, Pa.); Ohio Valley University (Vienna, W.Va.); Seton Hill University (Greensburg, Pa.); Walsh University (North Canton, Ohio); and Wheeling Jesuit University (Wheeling, W.Va.).


"We are excited to bring this new eight-team league under the ECAC umbrella," Commissioner Keeling said. "Not only does the addition of the Division II Lacrosse League add quality schools to our membership, it increases our presence in Division II and dramatically expands our footprint. I – like our new members – can't wait to start the 2013 season."

Lake Erie is in its third year of men's lacrosse this spring.  


The program was launched with the hiring of head coach Greg Stocks in December 2007 and has competed in the East Coast Conference during each of its first three seasons.  After winning three contests in its inaugural season with a roster comprised almost entirely of first-year college players, the Storm improved to 7-7 a year ago and finished seventh in the ECC.


Lake Erie is 2-3 (0-2 ECC) to date this season with a win on the road at nationally-ranked Pfeiffer University.  The Storm was ranked as high as tenth earlier this season in the LaxPower.com national computer rankings and received votes in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) Division II Coaches' Poll on March 12. 


"We are very excited about the formation of this conference that brings together great institutions with fantastic lacrosse programs and has a name that is recognizable by not only those in the lacrosse community, but all of college athletics," said Stocks.  


The creation of the ECAC Division II Lacrosse League provides a home base for the Storm that is much more geographically in line with the rest of Lake Erie's 23-sport program.  


The Long Island-based ECC is made up of nine schools from New York, Connecticut and Washington, D.C.  Travel to those schools often resulted in lengthy trips spread out over several days for the team.


"The ECAC Division II lacrosse league instantly provides national recognition and very competitive competition opportunities for Lake Erie," said Director of Athletics Griz Zimmermann. "The geographic footprint of the conference will aid the overall student-athlete experience for many of the teams by reducing missed class time and travel and continue some highly entertaining series we have had with the other member institutions in our program's brief history."


Lake Erie, Mercyhurst, Seton Hill and Wheeling Jesuit all pervious belonged to the ECC as associate members in men's lacrosse only.  All other Lake Erie sports compete in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC), which does not sponsor men's lacrosse as a championship sport.



Mount Union to host boys' summer basketball camp


March 29, 2012 

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University of Mount Union head men's basketball coach Mike Fuline will host two basketball camps for boys entering grades 5-12.  The Overnight Skills Camp will be July 1-3 while the Running with the Raiders Shooting/Defense Skills Camp will be July 11-13 at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.

OVERNIGHT SKILLS CAMP - July 1-3

  • WHERE: McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (8 basketball courts)
  • WHO: Boys entering grades 5-12
  • CHECK-IN: Sunday, July 1 at noon
  • CHECK-OUT: Tuesday, July 3 at noon 

HOUSING AND MEALS

  • Campers housed two to a room at residence halls on the Mount Union campus.
  • Please indicate on your application if you have a roommate preference.
  • Meals are all-you-can-eat in campus dining facilities.
  • Campers get dinner Sunday, breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday and breakfast Tuesday

CAMP FEES

  • $245.00 - Overnight 
  • $145.00 - Commuter

WHAT TO BRING

  • Athletic clothing (shorts, t-shirt, socks, etc.)
  • Bed linens, blankets and fan
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Money to purchase pizza and drinks in evening (optional)
  • Swimming suit 

CAMP SCHEDULE

DAY 1

  • 12 pm - REGISTER AND CHECK-IN
  • 2 pm - BALLHANDLING, PASSINGFULL-COURT DRILLS
  • 3 pm - SHOOTING INSTRUCTION;SHOOTING STATIONS
  • 4 pm - 3 ON 3 GAMES
  • 5 pm - DINNER
  • 6:30 pm - FREE-THROWS
  • 6:45 pm - SHOOTING CONTEST
  • 7:15 pm - 5 ON 5 GAMES
  • 8:30 pm - SPEAKER
  • 9 pm - OPEN SWIM/CONCESSION STAND OPEN
  • 10 pm - ROOM CHECK
  • 11 pm - LIGHTS OUT

DAY 2

  • 8 am - BREAKFAST
  • 9 am - BALLHANDLING, PASSING, FULL-COURT DRILLS
  • 10 am - DEFENSE/POST INSTRUCTION, SCREEN SHOOTING
  • 11 am - 5 ON 5 GAMES
  • 12 pm - LUNCH
  • 1 pm - FREE-THROWS
  • 1:15 pm - 3 ON 3 GAMES
  • 2 pm - SHOOTING CONTEST/INDIVIDUAL WORKOUT PLAN
  • 3 pm - 5 ON 5 GAMES
  • 4:30 pm - DINNER/FREE TIME
  • 6 pm - FREE-THROWS
  • 6:15 pm - SKILL WORK STATIONS
  • 7 pm - 3 ON 3 GAMES
  • 8 pm - 5 ON 5 GAMES
  • 9 pm - OPEN SWIM/CONCESSION STAND OPEN
  • 10 pm - ROOM CHECK
  • 11 pm - LIGHTS OUT

DAY 3

  • 8 am - BREAKFAST
  • 9 am - 3 ON 3 TOURNAMENT
  • 10 am - FREE-THROWS
  • 10:15 am - SHOOTING CONTEST
  • 11 am - 5 ON 5 TOURNAMENT
  • 12 pm - AWARDS/CHECK OUT AFTER

CAMP DIRECTOR

Mike Fuline just finished his first season as head men's basketball coach at Mount Union.  This year's Mount Union team featured the conference's leading scorer and freshman of the year.  

Before coming to Mount Union, he spent eight years as a head coach at Massillon Jackson (2005-11) and Rootstown (2003-05) and high schools.  He was 95-42 (.693) in six years at Jackson, with a 76-19 (.800) mark over the last four seasons that also included winning the 2010 OHSAA Division I State championship. Under him, the Polar Bears won two Federal League titles and he was named Federal League Coach of the Year twice.

 At Rootstown, his 2003-04 team posted a 16-6 record and won a sectional championship while his 2004-05 team went 20-4, shared the league title and won a district championship. Fuline was named 2004 Ohio's Division III Co-Coach of the Year.

 Fuline began his coaching career with assistant coaching stints at Ravenna and Green high schools.

RUNNING WITH THE RAIDERS DAY CAMP - July 11-13

SITE:

  • McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (8 basketball courts) 

TIMES:

  • 9 am to 12 pm (Grades 4-8)
  • 1 pm to 4 pm (Grades 7-9)

FOOD:

  • Day Camp campers will pack their own lunch

COST:

  • $90.00
  • Checks payable to Heartbeat Hoops
  • Checks will be accepted only with pre-registration.  
  • Walk-up registration at the camp is welcome, but  payment must be cash or money order.

WHAT TO WEAR:  

  • Campers should bring a pair of basketball shoes, T-shirt, shorts, and socks.

GOAL:  

  • Players will focus on two fundamental needs of becoming great basketball players. The first is learning proper Defensive Technique and strategies to help your team at every level. The second part of Camp will focus on the proper form of Shooting the basketball. We will teach and challenge players to shoot off of different screens and movements, the mental side of shooting, and better creating space to get more shots off.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact: Mike Fuline
(330) 823-4771 (Office)
(330) 823-2399 (Fax)
fulinmj@mountunion.edu


Dan Fineman's Overtime Goal Leads Oberlin to Victory over Alvernia


Reading, PA - The Oberlin College men’s lacrosse team won their game in overtime against the Alvernia University Crusaders. The final score of the game was 4-3. Daniel Fineman found the back of the net in the overtime period off an assist from Austin Little.
 
The Oberlin offensive attack was led by Matthew FinemanMickey FiorilloEli Fisher, and Austin Little who each had a goal for Oberlin. Tom Cool added two assists for the Yeomen, while Little and Sean Higgins added one a piece.
 
The first half was a defensive battle, as Alvernia scored the only goal during the first period. After halftime, Oberlin would come out and take a 2-1 lead in the third period as Fisher would score first for the Yeomen off a pass from Cool, just two minutes into the second half. Little would strike next for the Yeomen, again off of a pass from Cool, as they scored when they were a man up.
 
Alvernia would tie the score at two in the fourth period at the 8:43 mark. Oberlin would answer back in less than a minute as Fiorillo would score his fourth goal of the season in an Oberlin power-play. The Crusaders answered back with another score with 2:58 to go in the game, sending the game into overtime.
 
Oberlin would control the ball in the overtime period and Fineman would score the game winning goal just a little over a minute into the overtime period.
 
Ted Pallis had a game high five ground balls on the day, while Higgins, Matthew Fineman and Kirby Livingston each added two a piece. Eli Clark-Davis went 3-1 on faceoff attempts, Fiorillo went 3-2, and Herminio Martinez went a perfect 2-0 on the day. Erickson Andrews added eight saves on the day, and earned his second win of the season.
 
Oberlin had 32 shots on the day, with 22 being on goal. Alvernia only managed 15 shots and 11 on goal. The Yeomen went 18-24 on clear attempts, and caused four turnovers in the win.
 
Oberlin is now 2-4 on the year and will travel to Kings College on Saturday, March 31st. The game will start at 1 p.m.

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