A Page -- May 22, 2012

Lake Senior Josh Duerr to Play Tennis and Basketball at Mount Union

ALLIANCE, Ohio – Lake High School senior Josh Duerr has committed to attend the University of Mount Union and play on the men’s tennis and men’s basketball teams.

On the tennis court, Duerr was an All-Federal League second team selection for coach Bryan Whittaker as Lake won its first Federal League title in school history.

A 5-10, 160-pound point guard, Duerr was a one-year letterwinner for coach Tom McBride. He led the Blue Streaks in assists and received the Coaches Award this past season.

He plans to study Marketing and is the son of Greg and Val Duerr.

Mount Union, an NCAA Division III institution, is in Alliance, Ohio and a member of the Ohio Athletic Conference. The men’s tennis team went 13-8 this past season and finished fourth in the OAC for 18th-year head coach Jeff Wojtowicz. The men’s basketball team went 11-15 this past season and featured the conference’s leading scorer and freshman of the year for first-year head coach Mike Fuline.

Baldwin-Wallace Juniors Jon Tenley and 

Brendan Toughey Named to d3baseball.com 

All-Mideast Region Team

BEREA, OHIO -- Two Baldwin-Wallace College baseball standouts, junior righthanded closer Jon Tenley (Wadsworth) and junior outfielder Brendan Toughey (East Amherst, N.Y./ St. Joseph’s Collegiate), have been named to the 2012 d3baseball.com All-Mideast Region team (www.d3baseball.com). Tenley was a second-team pick and Toughey made the third-team.  The duo played critical roles as the Yellow Jackets set a school record with 27 victories and compiled a 27-13 overall record.

Tenley set the B-W single-season save record with seven this season. He compiled an 0-3 record with a 4.88 earned run average and struck out 24 batters in 24 innings pitched. He appeared in 17 games and only allowed opponents to bat .231 against him. For his career, Tenley has a 1-5 record in 30 appearances with a B-W career-record 11 saves with 32 whiffs in 41 and one-third innings pitched.

Toughey played in and started all 40 games, was second on the team in batting average (.377/ 57-for-151) and doubles (10). He also set a school single-season record for runs scored (53), led the team in base hits (57), walks drawn (21), stolen bases (23-for-23) and on-base average (.458). For his career, Toughey is hitting .326 (95-for-291) with 87 runs scored, 18 doubles, two triples, a homerun, 37 RBI and is a perfect 34-for-34 in stolen base attempts. For his efforts this season, he was named second-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference. In addition and in the classroom, Toughey was named as a first-team CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District 7 selection and advanced to the national CAPITAL ONE Academic All-America ballot.

“Both Jon and Brendan played a significant role in our success this season,” said second-year head coach Brian Harrison. “Jon was our stopper and set school records for saves in a season and for a career. Brendan was a leader in our outfield and is a young man who you can count on day-in and day-out. He has outstanding talent and desire. He is an excellent role model for our younger student-athletes to emulate.  We are extremely proud of both Jon and Brendan and look forward to having them back again as team leaders.”
Baseball: Cacique and Kilway Named to ABCA All-Region Team

PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- Lake Erie College had a pair of players named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Midwest Region Team announced this week (May 21), with senior second basemanBrayan Cacique (Caracas, Venezuela/John I. Leonard/Lakeland C.C.) and sophomore starting pitcher Brian Kilway (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge) named to the coaches' all-star squad.

Cacique was named to the First Team, the third postseason all-star team honor he has received. He was also selected to the All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) and Daktronics, Inc. All-Region first teams earlier this month. During the season, Cacique led the Storm in home runs (5), RBI (38), doubles (12), total bases (86), slugging percentage (.544) and on-base percentage (.455) while setting a school single-season record for walks (31). He also was second in batting (.348), hits (55), runs (32), triples (2) and finished third in stolen bases (10).

Kilway, a second-team All-GLIAC pick, was named to the ABCA All-Region Second Team as well. The second-year hurler went 6-1 with a 1.44 ERA in 10 starts, sharing the team lead and tying the school single-season record in wins and setting a new Lake Erie standard for ERA. He tossed four complete games, struck out 45 and held opponents to a .200 average in 62 2/3 innings of work. After suffering a 3-0 loss in his season debut, Kilway won his final six decisions of the season and was unbeaten in his final nine starts.

The two selections brings Lake Erie's total of ABCA all-region selections to seven in the past three seasons and eight overall. This is the third straight season the Storm has had at least two players picked for the all-star team.

Lake Erie finished with a 27-26 overall record and placed third during the regular season with a 22-14 GLIAC mark and qualified for the GLIAC Tournament for the first time. The Storm set a single season school record in wins for the second straight year and posted its first winning season ever.
Copley, Solon, Hawken, US among ranked teams in final state tennis poll

This is the fifth and final week of the OTCA Tennis poll conducted by coaches from the Ohio Tennis Coaches' Association. First place votes are in parenthesis.

Division I
1. Springboro (9) 108
2. Mason (2) 96
3. Upper Arlington (1) 85
4. Sycamore 71
5. Cinti St. Xavier 64
6. Toledo St.John 63
7. New Albany 51
8. Copley 33
9. Dublin Coffman 19
10. Solon 12

Division II

1. Cinti Country Day (7) 79
2.University School (1) 70
3. Bexley 58
4. Cinti Seven Hills 53
5. Gahanna Columbus Academy 50
6. Lexington 40
7. Cinti Christian Academy 33
8. Cinti Indian Hill 22
9. Hawken 11
10. Cinti Wyoming 10

Mount Union's Lucas and Mahoney Sweep USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Honors

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Mount Union head track and field coach Kevin Lucas and junior Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) both earned Great Lakes Region Outdoor Track and Field Coach and Track Athlete of the Year honors from the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The duo won the same two awards for Indoor Track & Field earlier this year.

Lucas in his third year as women's head track and field coach at Mount Union led the Purple Raiders to their third straight Ohio Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field title and Mount Union has 10 women qualified for this week's NCAA Track and Field Championships in Claremont, California.

Mahoney was the OAC Sprint Athlete of the Meet for a second consecutive year as she defended her conference titles in both the 200 (24.53), 400 meters (56.89) and in the 4x100 meter relay with teammates in freshmen Taylor Ruffing(Attica/Seneca East) and Taylor Coghlan (Twinsburg/Twinsburg) with sophomore Lisa Brasdovich (Columbia Station/Columbia).

Taylor Coghlan


Mahoney will run in four events at this weeks NCAA Championships as she is seeded fourth in the 200 meters (24.37) and seventh in the 400 meters (55.56) while also competing in the 4x400 and 4x100 meter relays.

Storm Pole Vaulter Eric Klucar Featured on Fox 8; Will Represent Team USA in July at World Deaf Championships

PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- Lake Erie College junior pole vaulter Eric Klucar (Medina, Ohio/Highland) will represent Team USA at the 2012 World Deaf Track & Field Championships in Toronto this July.

You can read about Eric's involvement in the World Championships by clicking here.

Watch Fox 8's P.J. Ziegler's feature on Eric by clicking here.

Lizcano, Williams Honored by ABCA

TIFFIN, Ohio-Senior right fielder Ricardo Lizcano (Toledo/Start) was named
to the All-Mideast Region first team and senior center fielder Elvin
Williams (Euclid) earned one of nine regional Gold Gloves, announced today
by the American Baseball Coaches Association.  Lizcano's all-region
selection is the third of his career, while Williams is the third Student
Prince to earn a Gold Glove in the last two seasons.

Lizcano, a two-time All-America and the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Player
of the Year as a sophomore, was the only Student Prince to play in and start
all 44 games and hit .346 with a league-leading eight home runs and
team-highs of 48 runs batted-in and 39 runs scored to go with an OAC-best
.635 slugging percentage while splitting time between shortstop and right
field.  He ended his career as one of the most decorated players in the
Heidelberg baseball program, having set several single-season records in
2010, and setting new school career marks for home runs (34), walks (111),
total bases (435) and slugging percentage (.683), while tying for the career
record with 16 triples, and finishing as a .394 career hitter.

Williams fielded .982 and led the outfield with 103 putouts and six assists
while showing excellent range into the gaps.  At the plate, Williams batted
.299 with five doubles, three triples, 26 RBI and 29 runs scored.  He led
the squad with 11 stolen bases in 12 attempts, was second on the team with
23 walks, and recorded a career-high 11-game hitting streak earlier this

Heidelberg finished the 2012 campaign 27-17 overall and 11-7 in the OAC, and
advanced to the OAC tournament championship game for the fifth straight
season, but fell to Marietta, 4-3, after mounting a ninth-inning rally.