A Page -- May 21, 2010

EC alum Bryce Basista, CVCA grad 

Garrett Brown earn Academic All-

OAC First Team for track and cross 


May 21, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy alumnus Garrett Brown and Elyria Catholic graduate Bryce Basista have earned First Team Academic All Ohio Athletic Conference honors for track and field/cross country.



Running for Mount Union, Basista is carrying a 3.62 grade point average overall while majoring in accounting. The Purple Raider senior hails from North Ridgeville.



Brown, an Ohio Northern junior, has an accumulative GPA of 3.76. The Atwater native is studying for a career in the pharmaceutical business.



Also, Massillon Perry alum Ty Griffin received honorable mention All Academic honors. Griffin, a junior at Mount, has a 3.31 accumulative GPA and is concentrating on history studies.

To be eligible, a Student/Athlete must have at least a 3.25 gpa, be a starter or key reserve and be in at least his second year of participation in the sport. 

Westlake Demons heading to 

Cooperstown to play ball; card 

tournament to serve as fundraiser

for the trip; St. Demetrios is the place

May 21, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


The Westlake Demons 12-and-Under travel baseball team is holding a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament to raise funds for their trip to Cooperstown this summer. They will play in a tournament and visit the Hall of Fame.

It will be held at 6 p.m. on June 5 in St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church on Center Ridge, in Fairview. For more information email John Middleton at lmiddleton95@wowway.com.


 Place: St Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

22909 Center Ridge Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44116

Time: Registration from 6-6:45 p.m., Cards fly at 7 p.m.

Entry Fee: $60

Contact: John Middleton, 440.376.0777, lmiddleton95@wowway.com.

Nichols Named Oberlin Head Golf Coach
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By Mike Mancini

Oberlin – Oberlin College Delta Lodge Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaardhas named Brett Nichols as the new head golf coach, effective immediately. 

Nichols, who has been on staff for the past four years in various capacities, will continue to be to the Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach as well as the Special Assistant to Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Recruitment. 






By Jenny Popis

Cleveland (May 21, 2010) – Cleveland is fast becoming one of the nation’s most attractive cities to host world-class sporting events, drawing athletes from across the globe. This summer, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission will host the fifth annual Continental Cup now under the name of the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival. The Festival has grown at an impressive pace and will be comprised of three sports including the AC Milan Continental Cup (soccer), Cleveland Indians Charities Continental Cup (baseball) and the newly added Cleveland Cavaliers Continental Cup (basketball).


In its four years, the AC Milan Continental Cup has seen the number of tournament teams escalate from 32 teams in its inaugural year in 2006 to over 130 teams in 2009. This included 38 international teams in 2009 from Antigua and Barbuda , Canada , Cayman Islands, Colombia and India . Last year, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission partnered with Cleveland Indians Charities and added baseball to the mix which was the first step in developing the tournament into a true international youth sports festival. Ten teams participated in the U14 baseball tournament, including teams from Lithuania and the Dominican Republic . Student/Athletes also participated in an Olympic-style Opening Ceremony where they proudly displayed their country’s apparel and paraded around John Carroll University ’s Shula Stadium, kicking off the tournament.




Allison Stuckey 

completes week 

of training camp 

for U-15 National 

team in San Diego

May 21, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Brecksville native Allison Stuckey has been called into camp for the USA National Under-15 Girls’ Soccer Team.


Stuckey, a midfielder, plays for FC Cleveland. She is only one of 24 girls nationwide who has been at the Olympic Training Camp in Chula Vista, CA.


She played in three matches this week. This was the second training camp of the year. She will participate in two more this summer.

Aurora's Jessica 






Hudson is 


time winner 


distances with 



and McConnell

May 21, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

AUSTINTOWN – Twinsburg finished second and Tallmadge third in the boys’ Big-School District at Fitch High here today. Also, Hudson finished fifth, Lake eighth, Aurora 12th and Akron Springfield 16th.

In the girls’ division, Hudson was fourth, Lake sixth, Twinsburg seventh, Aurora ninth and Ellet 11th.


Brandon Blackwell, Jalil Bishop, London Carter, and Mike Maier led Twinsburg by winning the mile relay.


Tallmadge was led by Kyle Tywon’s district championship in the 300-meter hurdles.


Tim McConnell led the Hudson boys by winning the 3,200-meter open. Caroline Sauers won the same race for the Explorer girls. Angela Williams won the mile for Hudson.


For Aurora, Jessica Baker won the high jump and 200 dash.


Brooke Hardisky won the half mile for Aurora.


Karli Oprian won the 100 dash for Lake.

Defending league 

champ Crushers 

open season with 

8-5 win over 

Bums; Shaker's 

Ardie McWilliams 

leads comeback 

with first of three 

solo long balls

May 21, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


AVON – The defending Frontier League champion Lake Erie Crushers opened the season with a home run barrage tonight here in front of 3,760 fans in All-Pro Freight Stadium that paved the way to an 8-5 win over the Traverse City Beach Bums.

Arden McWilliams

 Shaker's Ardie McWilliams

The Crushers slugged three home runs in the first four innings to start busting the seam and then tore it wide apart with a four-run fifth inning to take a commanding 8-1 lead.  The Bums got some of the runs back but a pitching-by-committee effort did not offer enough of a give-back for a full squandering.


The win puts them in position of winning the three-game series with a victory tomorrow.



B-W Track & Field 

Teams Compete at 

the North Central 

(Ill.) Last Chance 


May 21

By Nick Minerd

Special Ruple Assistant

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College outdoor track & field teams competed at the annual North Central (Ill.) College Last Chance Meet on Thursday and Friday, May 20-21, in Naperville, Illinois. The meet was B-W's final event prior to hosting the NCAA Division III National Championship meet this Thursday-Saturday, May 27-29, at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea.

For the women, B-W Most Outstanding Senior Female Athlete D'Arcy Hlavin (Berea) improved her NCAA provisional qualifying mark in the 1,500-meter run by placing fourth in 4:32.61. Freshman Stefani Graber (North Royalton/ Parma Padua Franciscan) placed fifth in the hammer throw at 153 feet and two inches.


For the men, junior Matt Kromer (Parma/Senior) placed fourth in the discus at 154'9." B-W Most Outstanding Senior Male Athlete and All-American Greg Patrick (Collins/Western Reserve) placed sixth at 152'0"

The Yellow Jackets enter next week's national championship meet with four athletes automatically qualified and another five provisionally qualified.


For the men, automatical qualifiers include junior All-American thrower Kevin Phipps (Pataskala/Watkins Memorial) in both the discus and hammer, Patrick in the shot put, freshman Mitch Supan (Medina/Walsh Jesuit) in the discus, and senior Steve Price (North Olmsted) in the decathlon. Kromer and Patrick are provisionally qualified in the discus.

For the women, provisional qualifiers include Hlavin in the 800 and 1,500-meter runs, junior Kim Chinn (Zanesville/West Muskingum) in both the 1,500-meter run and 3,000-meter steeplechase, Graber in the hammer throw, and junior Emily Oliver (Waynesburg/Sandy Valley) in the heptathlon.

An official competitors list is expected to be released by the NCAA on Sunday evening or Monday morning.

The 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor National Track & Field Championship Meet is set for May 27-29 at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea, Ohio. For more information, visithttp://www.bw.edu/athletics/10tracknationals/.<http://www.bw.edu/athletics/10tracknationals/>



Solon's Richie Clark, Jackson grad 

Casey Davis, Royalton native Todd 

Richert, Mayfield's Tom D'Alessandro 

lead the Student/Athletic Field of At-

Large Academic Honorees in OAC

May 21, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



Four Cleveland area Student/Athletes have been named to the Men’s At Large First Team Academic All Ohio Athletic Conference team. The At-large team is comprised of S/As in all sports competing with one another academically and athletically for top recognition.

Jackson alumnus Casey Davis, North Royalton native Todd Richert, Solon grad Richie Clark, and Mayfield alum Tom D’Alessandro garnered first-team honors.



In addition, North Olmsted native Terry Chesney, Kenston alum Travis Papay, Tallmadage’s Bill Schindel, Avon Lake’s Alex Trzeciak and St. Edward alum Cory Martinson earned Honorable Mention At-Large honors.


An accounting and international business major, Davis is a junior swimmer for Ohio Northern with a 3.9 accumulative grade point average.


The Male Student/Athlete of the Year at B-W, Richert was a national level diver. The Jacket junior has a 3.25 overall while majoring in exercise science and physical education.



Clark, a senior wrestler at Mount Union, is a pre-law major, studying business administration as an undergrad.

Four Named to Men’s At-Large Academic All-OAC

D'Allesandro (top)

A sophomore wrestler at Heidelberg, D’Alessandro is majoring in physics and carrying a 3.57.

Chesney is an early childhood education major while swimming for Wilmington. The senior is holding a 3.54 GPA.


Papay is studying computer information systems while playing tennis at Mount. The senior has a 3.33 overall GPA.


Trzeciak, B-W’s No. 1 singles player, is studying mathematical economics and has a 3.72 GPA as a sophomore.



Schindel is wrestling for the Purple Raiders. The Hoban alumnus is majoring in physical education, carrying a 3.48 overall GPA.


A Brunswick native, Martinson is the 157-pound wrester for Heidelberg. The sophomore is a pre-law major and holding a perfect 4.0.

Also among those making the At-large teams competing and studying at local colleges who did not attending Cleveland area high schools are Nick Bryan, Brian Roth, Jordan Irwin, Matt Diamond and Sam Burris from B-W; Ben Adams and Dave Essi from John Carroll; and Brian Widdoes from Mount.

B-W Senior Golfer Nick 

Bryan Named Second-Team 

ESPN The Magazine Academic All-

District IV At-Large

May 21, 2010

By Nick Minerd

Special Ruple Assistant

BEREA - Baldwin-Wallace College senior three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference men's golf student-athlete Nick Bryan (Zanesville/ Rosecrans) has been named to the 2010 ESPN The MagazineAcademic All-District IV team.  It is the second straight year that Bryan has been selected to the honors squad that covers the states of Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama.

Bryan, who recently graduated Magna Cum Laude as a biology major with a 3.73 grade point average, is a three-time All-OAC and three-time Academic All-OAC At-Large selection. He is a Dean's Liststudent, a member of the Alpha Lambda, Chi Sigma Alpha and Dayton C. Miller honor societies.



Maple's Andrea Arnold 

is a triple district champ; 

former St. Ed sprinter Latwan 

Anderson is double district champ; 

Tarblooders, Panthers 

win team titles

 May 21, 2010

 By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Glenville won the boys division and Euclid the girls division in the Mentor Big-School District Track Meet tonight.

Maple was runner up and Mentor third in the girls’ division. Willoughby South was second and Mentor third in the boys’ division.

Shane Wynn led the Tarblooders with a district title in the 100-meter dash while former St. Edward runner Latwan Anderson won both the 200 and 400 dashes for Glenville. Quincy Downing added a Tarblooder title in the half mile.

Artia Gunn won the 100-meter hurdles, Erin Rambo the 300 hurdles and Kayla Whitlow the mile to lead the Panthers.

Maple was led by Aliyah Cotton district title in the discus and Andrea Arnold’s triple title in the 100, 400 and 200 dashes.

Kelly Sason, Deanna Kreider and Megan Lowrry led the Mentor girls with wins in the pole vault, two-mile and long jump, respectively, while Colton Wallace led the boys with a district tile in the high jump.

Erik Venclauskas was a district champ for South in the shot put.

Brush had Ronnell Thompson win the 110 hurdles and Clarence Johnson take the 300 hurdles.

Dan Shafer became a district titlist for Painesville Riverside in the two mile. Zack McBride copied his fellow Riverside distance running teammate with a title in the miles.


 U.S. Women’s National Team 


Friday, May 21, 2010

The eyes of the women’s soccer world will be on Cleveland tomorrow as the world’s top two women’s soccer nations (according to the latest FIFA rankings) meet at 6 p.m. ET at Cleveland Browns Stadium in a match televised live on ESPN2. 

The clash between the USA and Germany marks the first meeting in the United States between the two perennial powers since the Germans took down the USA in the semifinal of the 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

 The match will be the seventh international for the U.S. women this year as preparations continue for the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup, which will serve as Women’s World Cup qualifying, to be held in late October/early November with dates and venues still to be determined. 

Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) will be taking the weekend off from competition so none of the players will be missing any club matches. While U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage has called in 22 players for the match, she will name 18 to suit up against the Germans.

 Since coaching her first match for the United States in January of 2008, Pia Sundhage, a native of Sweden, has compiled an overall record of 46-1-3 with the only loss in regulation time coming in the first match of the 2008 Olympics. She coached her 50th match for the USA in Sandy, Utah, on March 31 against Mexico, a wild 1-0 win played in ankle-deep snow.

Ignatius finishes 100 points ahead of 

second place team; Mags dominates 

girls' district; Rhodes' Fontaine 

McCauley,  Eds' Seth Cunningham, 

Mags' Rachel Hatley are double 

individual district champs

May 21, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



LAKEWOOD – St. Ignatius dominated the boys’ division and Magnificat the girls’ division in the Div.-I District Track Meet here today.


Mags accumulated 163 points. The next closest was Medina Highland with 88. Iggy racked up 186 and a half points, more than 100 points better than second-place St. Edward.


To go with the champs St. Ignatius already put in the books Wednesday, the Wildcats had Fred Davis win the 110-meter hurdles and Zack Lozar the shot/


Eds was led by Seth Cunningham, who won both the 100 and 200 dashes.


To go with her leading the 3,200 relay team breaking the meet record on Thursday, Maddie Chambers continued it into today for Mags, winning the mile in fewer than two seconds more than her record time from last year.


Also for the Blue Streaks, Rachel Hatley won the both the 100 and 200 dashes and Abi Marquard in the 400 dash. Claire Fischer won the two mile 35 seconds ahead of her twin Abby for Mags.



Fontaine McCauley won the district championship in both the 100 and 300 hurdles for Rhodes. On the boys’ side, coach Michael Cunningham had William McCoy win the 400 dash.


Josh Sabo won the mile for Revere.


With surnames that sound more like a Parma tandem, host Lakewood had James Gajewski win the 300 hurdle title and Nick Jackosky win the two mile. Monika Virag won the discus for the Rangers,


Highland had Natalie Zidd win the half mile and Sarah Kirschner the pole vault.


Bart Evans won the high jump for John Adams. Marisa Hellisz the long jump and Betsy Morchak the shot for Normandy.




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