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NCAC

Nichols new golf coach

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Longtime Head Men’s Soccer Coach and previous Head Golf Coach Blake New will stay on staff as the assistant golf coach. 

"Brett Nichols has demonstrated many of the characteristics we need to lead the golf program,” Karlgaard said. “He is a good recruiter, is well organized, and has an understanding of the game. Combined with Blake New's expertise as a former assistant golf pro, I am confident this combination of coaches will propel our program to success."

Nichols brings his expertise in recruiting to the golf program as he has successfully recruited athletes to Oberlin from a multitude of states that include: Connecticut, Arizona, California, Minnesota and Maine. As a successful recruiter for the men’s basketball program, Nichols has also spent countless hours building high school athletics connections in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, Mountain West and New England regions.

While Nichols will bring his strong recruiting abilities to the golf program, he will also contribute almost 20 years of experience playing the game of golf. During that time, Nichols has played golf at various courses in more than fifteen states.

“I am really looking forward to this opportunity,” Nichols said. “Being a head coach at one of the most outstanding academic liberal arts colleges has been a goal of mine for some time, and I am excited to have this opportunity first at Oberlin. I am also thrilled to have Blake stay on staff and am looking forward to working with him next year. His experience as the head golf coach and as an assistant golf pro will remain a valuable asset to the program.”

Academic All-District

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As a senior, Bryan earned his third top 10 finish (All-OAC) at the OAC Championship Tournament when he placed third with a two-day total of 147 strokes and carded rounds of 76 and a spring season-low of 71 as the Yellow Jackets tied for third. He also led B-W in stroke average during both the fall (76.25) and spring (76.54) seasons.

Bryan ends his career as one of the most celebrated golfers in school history.  He finished his career with a 77.38 stroke average and owns the top two seasonal stroke average in school history -- 74.00 in the fall of 2007 and 74.55 in the fall of 2008.

"Nick was an outstanding student and golfer," said first-year Head Coach Tom Heil . "What was even more impressive about Nick was his leadership and the way in which he led.  He led by-example and was a great role model for the younger men in our program.  We congratulate Nick on having a strong season and a great career, both academically and athletically, and we wish Nick all of the best in all of his future endeavors."

To qualify for the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District and Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must maintain a 3.3 grade point average, be of sophomore or better status academically and be either a starter or key backup on his or her team.


Youth Games to Cleve.

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“ Cleveland is an international city that is home to over 110 ethnic groups. Events like the Sports Festival help us celebrate our diversity and provide us with an opportunity to cultivate new relationships with visitors from all around the world,” states Mayor Frank G. Jackson.

 

Sporting events with an international element greatly impact the local economy with area hotels, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues all benefiting from tourism dollars. Often, families will extend their stay and plan an entire vacation around a sports tournament. The Sports Festival is intentionally scheduled around the Fourth of July holiday, making it convenient and affordable for families to do so.

 

“Teams from all around the world have been registering for the 2010 tournament. Offering athletes an opportunity to play against international teams is still a big draw and our vision remains to develop a youth sports festival unlike any in the nation, built around international teams and a superior experience while showcasing the best of Cleveland,” stated David Gilbert , President & CEO of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

 

Over 3,500 athletes from more than 20 different countries are expected to participate in the 2010 Sports Festival, infusing an estimated $4 million into the local economy. A projected 160 soccer teams will compete in the AC Milan Continental Cup with teams coming from countries including Antigua and Barbuda , Brazil , Cameroon , Canada , Colombia and Nigeria . The Cleveland Indians Charities Continental Cup has grown to include U12 and U14 boys teams and will have international teams representing Australia , the Bahamas , Canada and the Dominican Republic . The addition of the Cleveland Cavaliers Continental Cup Basketball U14, U16 and U18 tournament will bring additional athletes to Cleveland including those from Cyprus , New Zealand , St. Lucia and Kenya .

 

“The growth of the Sports Festival has been so tremendous that we anticipate more than 7,000 athletes will participate by 2012 with the addition of basketball and additional sports in upcoming years,” said Gilbert.

 

The Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival is one of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission’s annual proprietary events combining competitive international sports with cultural exchange, entertainment, attractions, shopping and exciting activities. The Festival has been so successful that it was also recently recognized by the National Association of Sports Commissions as the 2010 Outstanding Locally Created Event across the nation.

 

Team registration is still open for the Sports Festival scheduled for July 1-4, 2010. Soccer tournament play will take place at Lost Nation Sports Park in Willoughby and Laurel School Butler Campus in Russell Township . Baseball tournament play will take place at Euclid Memorial Park in Euclid , with the final championship game to be held at Progressive Field. Basketball tournaments will be played at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills.

 

For more information on the 2010 Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports

Festival or to register your team, visit www.continental-cup.com.



Crushers

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Shaker Heights High alumnus Ardie McWilliams took the honors of hitting the first home run of the season for the Crushers, tying the game in the bottom of the second with a solo blast. The HR tied the game.

 

The Crushers took the lead in the bottom of the third, 2-1, on singles by Joel Collins, Jodam Rivera and Wadsworth’s Drew Saylor.

 

The Ruthian effort did not stop with McWilliams’ second-inning blast. Both Eddie Tisdale and Wayne Bond went downtown, also shots of the solo variety, in the fourth inning to give the Crushers and relief pitcher Esmelvin Jimenez a 4-1 lead. Jimenza replaced starter Cardoza Tucker, who had to leave in the third inning with an ankle injury.

Wayne Bond

Wayne Bond

Bond was named Player of the Game for reaching base three times.

 

The fifth started off in a rush with Dom Duggan singling, Rivera walking and Saylor singling again to load the bases with no outs. Andrew Davis drove in a run with a single and later in the inning Tisdale and Bond each picked up their second RBIs of the game.

 

The Bums got some of the runs back in the sixth, knocking Jimenez out of the box. Jeff Cinadr took over on the mound in the inning, which finally ended after the Bums posted three more runs to make it 8-4.

 

Cinadr was later replaced by Ronnie Morales. The Beach bums picked up another run in the seventh to make ti 8-5.

Alberto Rolon

Rolon 

Alberto Rolon came in to pitch the ninth for the Crushers to make it quintet pitching effort by the hosts. Rolon was credited with the save.



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