A Page -- May 15, 2010

Two-time sectional champ Colton Buffington

Westlake's Colton 

Buffington repeats as 

sectional champ; Iggy's 

James Oliver, Lakewood's 

Alex Mihas qualify again as 

No. 2 and 3, while 

Westlake's Jason Wissman 

is new man in fold

May 15, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

Oberlin – Westlake High No. 1 singles player Colton Buffington repeated as sectional champion in the big-school division here at The College and will go to next week’s district here as a No. 1 seed.

Listen to post-match interview with Colton Buffington by clicking on link:

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It was a rematch of last year’s sectional title match, as Buffington fended off a second-set rally by St. Ignatius’ No. 1 singles man James Oliver to win 6-3, 6-4 and take the title.

Oliver

Listen to post-match interview with James Oliver by clicking on link:

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Oliver will go in as a No. 2 again as a repeat sectional runner-up. In fact, three of the four singles qualifiers have repeated from last year. Lakewood’s Alex Mihas returns as the No. 3 seed after going in as No. 4 last year.

Unseeded Jason Wissman of Westlake had quite a three-day run, earning the No. 4 spot.

Wissman

Listen to post-match interview with Jason Wissman by clicking on link:

http://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/post-match-interview-with-jason-wissman 

Oliver was a little more rested in playing Buffington than he was last year when he had a tough match against North Royalton’s Joe Horvath, now Baldwin-Wallace’s No. 2 player and one of the top doubles players for the Jackets.

Still, Buffington was well on the mark, demonstrating no flaws in winning another sectional title and getting the top-seed leverage for next week.

Listen to post-match interview with Alex Mihas by clicking on link:

http://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-cleveland/post-match-interview-with-alex-mihas

Mihas

Mihas had to battle with a feisty Wissman, who has been bothered by a bad arm, in the first set, winning 7-6 in the tiebreaker and then taking the second set 6-2.


B-W Track & Field Teams Compete 

at Allegheny (Pa.) Gator 

Invitational; another tune-up for 

NCAA

May 15, 2010

By Nick Minerd

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams competed at the unscored Allegheny College of Pennsylvania Gator Invitational Meet today (Friday, May 14, 2010) in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

Kim Chinn

The Allegheny Meet follows last week’s University Toledo Tune-up and preceeds next week’s North Central (Ill.) College Last Chance Meet prior to B-W hosting the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet in Berea. These three meets are utilized as “national qualifier” meets.

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Unseeded Nick Trzeciak and 

Ben Troyer of Avon Lake 

come out of nowhere to win 

sectional doubles title; half of 

last year's doubles champs 

from AL, Adam Gross, 

comes around to promote 

underdog-is-better theory

May 15, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

Oberlin – One half of last year’s sectional championship doubles team, Adam Gross, had one of the greatest lines when it comes to psyching out opponents and not psyching oneself out.

Gross, who was on hand here at The College to help give pointers to the doubles team at his alma mater, Avon Lake, once said, “I don’t expect anything going into a match; that way if I lose, I haven’t really lost because I did not raise my expectations too high.”

It worked in 2009 as Gross and Rob Clayton, who is now playing for Methodist University in The South, pulled off some upsets and won the sectional, and it did in 2010 as the Gross-prepped Ben Troyer and Nick Trzeciak won the sectional big-school doubles title despite not being seeded at all.

Listen to post-match interview with Nick Trzeciak by clicking on link:

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Sectional champs Ben Troyer (left) and Nick Trzeciak 

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The Shoremen tandem beat No. 1 seed Sean Kloock and Colin Kloock of Olmsted Falls in the title match, coming back after being down one set and winning the last two, including 6-0 in the third to take the title.

Listen to post-match interview with Colin Kloock  by clicking on link:

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Sean Kloock (L) and Colin Kloock 
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Both were grateful that Gross came back and helped out. Trzeciak said he did not talk at all to his brother Alex Trzeciak, teammates of Horvath and the no. 1 singles guy at B-W, since he has been tired of hearing about the comparisons, but welcomed Gross’ pep talks. He did admit that he would like to ditto Alex’s state qualifying act of 2008 (as a singles player).

Listen to post-match interview with Kurt Russell by clicking on link:

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Heitmann (left) and Russell

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In the battle for third place and a No. 3 seed it was an all Eagles battle, the North Olmsted Eagles’ Andy Heitmann and Kurt Russell (no relation to the actor by the same name) defeated St. Edward’s Chas Gustafson and Jeff Williams in two sets.

Listen to post-match interview with Jeff Williams by clicking on link:

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Williams (left) and Gustafson

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CRUSHERS AND WILD THINGS 

BATTLE TO 2-2 TIE -- IN BASEBALL

May 15

By Tim Calderwood

AVON - The Lake Erie Crushers battled the Washington Wild Things to a 2-2 tie in an exhibition contest at All Pro Freight Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Andrew Davis
Davis

The Crushers opened the scoring in the bottom of the first inning. Jodam Rivera led off the game with a walk and Drew Saylor walked with one away. Andrew Davis drove in Rivera from single with a single into center. Washington evened the score in the top of the second. Adam Amar led off with a walk and Mark McGonigle followed with a double. Pat Kenny drove in the tying run by reaching on an error.

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