A Page -- May 1, 2010

Champ at Run to Fun
Strongsville's Colby Alexander, who is headed to Eugene

Medina, Brunswick win team titles, 

Strongsville's Colby Alexander, 

Midpark's Kaila Barber win MVP 

awards at Berea Relays

May 1, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Medina just barely edged out Strongsville in the boy’s division and Brunswick won the girl’s division in this weekend’s Berea Relays here in the George Finnie.


Adam Dearlove led the Medina boys by winning the pole vault.

Midpark’s Kaila Barber earned the girls’ MVP honor for winning the long jump and running on the winning shuttle hurdle team that set a school record.

Hannah Neczypor won the two-mile for North Royalton. Matt Ode led the Royalton boys by winning the two-mile as well.

Taylor Burke and Alex Wasik led the Medina girls by winning the high jump and pole vault, respectively.


Strongsville’s boys had Deverin Muff and Mo Hassen tie for the best height in the high jump. The Mustangs’ Colby Alexander, who will be running at the University of Oregon in the fall, was named the MVP of the meet for running on two winning relay teams.

Nick Williams of Willoughby South cleared the same height as Dearlove in the pole vault. Erik Venclauskas took the top spot for the Rebels in the shot.

Jesse Braun won the disc for the Brunswick boys.

Dave Mogilnicki won the long jump for the Midpark guys.

B-W Men's Golf Team Finishes Tied 

for Third at the 2010 OAC 

Championship Tournament

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men's golf team finished tied for third of nine teams at the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Tournament (Friday, April 30 and today/Saturday, May 1) hosted by Mount Union College at Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance, Ohio.

B-W totaled 305 strokes on the second day, and combined with its first day total of 315 strokes on the par-72 and 6,694-yard Tannenhauf layout equalled 620 to tie Ohio Northern University (309-311=620) for third. Defending champion Otterbein Collegecaptured its second straight title with rounds of 298 and 302 for a two-day and 36-hole total of 600 strokes.  The Cardinals receive the OAC's automatic berth into the 2010 NCAA Division III National Tournament.  Host Mt. Union had the best round today with a tourney-best 297.



Buchtel,Wadsworth team winners, 

Massillon's Dudley, GlenOak's 

Thomas set meet records at 30th 


May 1, 2010

By Norm Weber         

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


AUSTINTOWN – Buchtel won the women’s division and Wadsworth the men’s division in the 30th Annual Optimist Meet here today.


Kachay Hullum led the Buchtel gals by setting a record in the 400-meterd dash in 55.16.


Kandace Thomas had GlenOak’s best showing by winning the 100-meter dash in a record time of 11.71 and then doubling up in winning the 200. Dom Allen won the 100 dash and Waquiem Comar the 300 hurdles for the Twinsburg men.

Mike Brajdic led the Bay boys by wining the two mile. Defending state champ Bridget Doughty won the 300 hurdles for the Rocket gals.

Hoover’s girls were led by Becca Maj who won the 100 hurdles.

Stow’s women were led by Katie Betts’ winning the mile. Kyle Wheeler won the mile for the Green guys.

Elijah Owens won the 400 dash for Shaker Heights.

Winners in the half mile were Rebekka Simko of Gilmour and Brad Adams of Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy.

In field events Joe Aber and Morgan Estes each won the pole vault for Green in a male-female double dip, Maddie Morrow the high jump for Hoover, Adrian Anderson the long jump for Collinwood, and Jamil Dudley the high jump for Massillon High in a leap of 6 feet, 11 inches. Nina Grambling made it 2-for-2 for Massillon by winning the female long jump division.

Otterbein Edges Out Mount Union 

to Win 2010 OAC Men's Golf 

Championship; Green's Cory 

Muller Second Overall

May 1, 2010

By Lenny Reich

(ALLIANCE, OH)--Otterbein posted a team score of 600 (298-302) to win the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championship tday at Tannenhauf Golf Club in Alliance, Ohio.

The Cardinals win the title for a record 14th time and advance to the NCAA Men's Golf Championship held May 11-14 at Hershey Country Club and Hershey Links in Hershey, Pa.

Cody MacLean of Otterbein an even par 72 on Saturday and finished with a two-day total of one over par 145 to claim medalist honors.

Cory Muller

Tournament host Mount Union finished five shots back at 605 (308-297) and Purple Raider junior Cory Muller (Akron/Green) was just one stroke behind individually with a 146 (76-70).  VIncent Lorenzo (Broadview Hts/North Royalton) finished in a tie for sixth (74-77=151) and Colin Broughton (Hartville/Lake) finished tied for eighth (80-72=152) also earned all-conference honors for Mount Union.



Mount Union Women and 

Heidelberg Men Win 2010 OAC 

Track & Field Championships

May 1, 2010

By Lenny Reich

(ALLIANCE)--The Mount Union women and Heidelberg men won team championships at the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Track & FieldChampionships at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

For the Student Princes, it was their third men's championship, while the Purple Raiders took their second title on the women's side.



Oberlin Women are NCAC's Second Best
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Women's Results | Men's Results

Delaware, Ohio – The Oberlin Women’s Track & Field team ran past most of the competition this weekend as they tallied 146.5 points at the 2010 NCAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships, en route to a second consecutive second place finish.

Senior standout Clara Shaw was named Outstanding Female Distance Runner of the Year as she completed a double win in the 800-meter and the 1500-meter runs. Shaw completed the 800-meter race in record breaking time, setting a new NCAC Championship mark in 2:14.87. That time is also an NCAA provisional qualifying time for the senior.



Third Place Finish for Oberlin Women's Tennis
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Final Results vs. Allegheny College - NCAC Consolation Match

Gambier, Ohio
 – The Yeowomen and Allegheny College met again this morning just one week after their regular season match-up in today’s NCAC Women’s Tennis Championships’ Consolation Match; Oberlin produced the same result, a win. For the third consecutive season the Oberlin College women’s tennis team finished the season with a third place performance in the tournament.

The Consolation doubles matches between the Yeowomen and the Gators reflected the regular season meeting between these two squads. Allegheny used wins at second and third doubles to take a 2-1 win into singles play. 

Again the top doubles match with Ariel Lewis and Finley Gates facing off against Lauren Kristofco and Sara Longo produced a tight score line. The Oberlin duo needed a tiebreak to beat the Gators a week ago; however, today they needed just one extra game earning the Yeowomen’s lone doubles win, 9-7.

Julie Christensen and Rebecca Brown pushed Allegheny’s second pair but failed to close the gap falling 8-6.

“It feels great to finish the year this way. We played good tennis during singles, everyone was ready, we played solid matches and no Allegheny opponent took more than three games in any set as our girls were ready to win,” exclaimed Head Coach Constantine Ananiadis.

In stunning fashion the singles line-up cruised to four quick wins from the top of the line-up providing Oberlin with the decision. Lewis, OC’s top hitter, secured her second straight season with twenty or more wins (21-7) by defeating Kristofco, 6-0, 6-2. A season ago as a first-year Lewis qualified for the NCAA tournament as an individual and it is quite possible that she will make a return trip in her sophomore campaign. 

Gates, who needed a third set to defeat Longo in the regular season match used two strong sets to grab a 6-1, 6-0 win to finish the year 9-10.

First-year Preeya Shah got by the Gator’s Elyse Schmitt 6-3 in the first set and then blanked her in the second 6-0 at third singles.

Allegheny’s Janna Dickerson proved to be a formidable foe in her previous meeting with Carolyn Ball pushing the match to a third set tiebreak. This morning, however, would be different at Ball used identical 6-1 sets to defeat Dickerson.

The future looks bright for Oberlin (13-10) who will graduate no one from this year’s roster and produced a fine season with first-years and sophomores comprising the line-up all year.



Yellow Jacket Softball Team Loses 

Twice at Muskingum to End its 


By Kevin Ruple

BEREA - The Baldwin-Wallace College softball team lost an Ohio Athletic Conference doubleheader at Muskingum University, 3-1 and 8-3, today (Saturday, May 1, 2010) in New Concord, Ohio.  The first game loss ended a four-game Yellow Jacket winning streak.

With its two losses, B-W ends its season at 23-17 overall and ends its OAC schedule at 9-9. Muskingum is now 19-9 overall and ends its OAC schedule at 9-9.  Muskingum also receives the No.4 seed in next week's OAC Tournament over B-W due to beating the Yellow Jackets twice.

In the first game, Muskingum took a 2-0 lead in the first inning via three hits and a fielding miscue by B-W that allowed the second run (unearned) to score.  The Yellow Jackets cut the deficit to 2-1 with a run in the top of the second inning as seniorthird baseman Megan Coyne (Valley City/ LaGrange Keystone) singled up the middle, advanced to second base via a wild pitch, to third on a groundout to the right side of the infield and scored on a single by junior 1B Katrina Resek (Strongsville). The Fighting Muskies scored their final run (unearned) in the fifth via a fielding error, a stolen base, a groundout to the right side and a sacrifice fly.

The loss unfortunately ruined a fine pitching performance by sophomore staff ace Sarah Baker (Mentor/ Lake Catholic), who pitched her 21st complete game of the season and fell to 19-10 overall. Her 21 complete games to rank second all-time in a single season.  She allowed five base hits and three runs (one earned) and struck seven Fighting Muskie batters and did not allow a walk.  At the plate, four separate Yellow Jackets had base hits. They were senior shortstop Mallory Kobak (Independence), junior All-OAC and All-Central Region catcher Tanya Davis (Hinckley/ Medina Highland), Coyne and Resek.
Strongsville alumna Lauren Sabolik

In the second game, the Fighting Muskies jumped out to a 3-0 lead with three runs in the bottom of the first inning.  B-W cut the defiicit to 3-1 with a run in the top of the third inning when senior rightfielder Lauren Sabolik (Strongsville) led off and reached first base via an error, advanced to second on a groundout, moved to third when senior LF Chelsea Saunders (Hinckley/ Medina Highland) singled and scored when Davis singled through the left side of the infield for her team-leading 38th RBI of the season.

After Muskingum regained its three-run advantage with a run in the bottom of third, the Jackets scored again in the top of the fourth as Resek doubled and scored on a single by sophomore 2B Katie Finley (Vermilion). Undaunted, Muskingum again countered with a run in the bottom of the fourth to increase its lead to 5-2 and added three more in the fifth to lead 8-2.
Indy's Mallory Kobak

B-W valiantly tried to come back as the scored one run in the top of the seventh as Kobak singled, moved to second when Saunders singled, stole third base for her single-season school-record 37th steal and career-record 71st overall and scored on a Davis groundout and 39th RBI this season.

On the mound, Baker started and took the loss to finish the season wth a school-record 19 victories and a 19-11 record. She pitched the first three innings before giving way in the fourth to junior Mackenzie Rohrbacher (Sandusky/ Senior) in the fourth inning.  At the plate, Resek led the way with a double, triple and run scored. In addition, Saunders

The 2010 OAC Tournament begins on Friday, May 7 at top-seeded Ohio Northern University (34-2 overall, 16-0 OAC) in Ada, Ohio.  The OAC Championship game is on Saturday, May 8.

B-W Baseball game, alumni 

gathering postponed

BEREA -- Today's, May 1, 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference baseball doubleheader between Baldwin-Wallace College and Muskingum University has been postponed until Tuesday, May 4 at 1:00 p.m. At Heritage Field in Berea.

Today was to be both B-W Baseball Alumni Day and Bob Fisher Recognition Day.  Coach Fisher is retiring at the end of this season after 42 years as the Head Coach of the Yellow Jackets.  For more details on Baseball Alumni Day and Bob Fisher Recognition Day, please call Athletic Director Kris Diaz in the Athletic Dept. at 440-826-2309, 2184 or 2140.

B-W Beats Muskingum, 9-0, in 

Men's Tennis in New Concord to 

End Regular Season 17-3 overall

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men's tennis team shut out Ohio Athletic Conference rival Muskingum University, 9-0, in an OAC dual match today (Saturday, May 1, 2010) in the Lou Higgins Center in Berea in a match that was moved indoors due to rainy weather.
Avon Lake alum Alex Trzeciak

The victory gave the Yellow Jackets a four-match winning streak and improved its record to 17-3 overall and 7-2 in the OAC. B-W now will open OAC Tournament play as the number three seed and host a quarterfinal match this Wednesday, May 5 at the "Pop" Collins Courts in Berea at 3:30 p.m. against either Capital University or Heidelberg University, who are playing against each other today.  With its loss, the Fighting Muskies fell to 6-11 overall and 2-7 in the OAC and will enter the OAC tourney as the No.8 seed.



Rocky River

Avon Lake, Rocky River take team 

titles at Avon Relays; Kristen 

Winkle double winner for 


May 1, 2010


By Norm Weber         

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



AVON – Rocky River High won the girls division and Avon Lake High the boys division in the Dick Reynolds Relays today in the Avon Middle School Athletic Complex.

Avon Lake

The Pirates were led by Anna Eversman, who won the 800-meter run.

The Shoremen were paced by Matt Marron’s victory in the 800 and Logan Crist’s title in the pole vault. 


A double winner for the Avon Lake gals was Kristen Winkle, who won the 100 hurdles and the long jump. The Shoregals also got a first out of Morgan Srail in the pole vault.


Alicia Arnold won the 200 dash and Shanique Ogle the shot put for Southview. Ricky Earl won the 100 dash for the Saint boys.

Natalie Zidd was Highland’s best runner with a win in the mile run. The Hornets also got a first place from Karissa Steffas in the high jump.


Returning state placer Mary Bridges won the discus for North Olmsted.

Nick Gliha won the mile for Trintity. 

Jake Boettner won the 110 hurdles for Buckeye, which also got a field first from Matt Wuensch in the discus toss.

Westlake’s best came out of Shane Skelly, who won the high jump, and Elias, Chbeir, the shot put winner. Host Avon had a field winner with Nate Furnas taking the long jump.

Mount Union Wins OAC Women's 

Outdoor Track & Field 

Championship; Second Title in 

School History First Since 1995

May 1

By Leonard Reich

(ALLIANCE)--Mount Union women's track and field team won the championship today at the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Track and Field Championships at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders tallied 130 points which was 9.5 better than second place Marietta.

Men's Track and Field - Mount 

Union Second at OAC 

Championships; Three Individuals 

Earn Recognition

(ALLIANCE)--Mount Union's men's track team placed second at the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Track & Field Championships at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders were 19.5 points shy of Heidelberg as the Student Prince claimed its third men's title in school history.

Three Raiders also earned individual awards as sophomore Sean Denard (Naperville, IL/Naperville North) was OAC Field Athlete of the Meet, junior Ty Griffin (Massillon/Massillon Perry) was OAC Distance Runner of the Meet and freshman Charles Pratt (Canton/GlenOak) was OAC Sprinter of the Meet.

The top three place winners in each event earn All-OAC honors.


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