A Page -- May 4, 2011 -- Kent State "Memorial Day"

Hudson High Alumna Beth Cinadr

Kent State closes out regular season this 

weekend; Hudson High alumna Beth 

Cinadr is swinging the hot stick for the 

Golden Flashes

By Aaron Chimenti

Kent State’s softball team is waiting out the weeklong rain and is set to close the regular on a weekend swing to Michigan before MAC playoffs begin.

The Golden Flashes have been led this spring by Hudson High alumna Beth Cinadr, who is second on the club in hitting (.380), first in doubles (16), second in slugging percentage (.574) and second in hits (49).

In its last outing over the weekend, Kent State's offense continued to coast until the second inning of game two in a doubleheader split with Ohio at the Diamond at Dix.  The Golden Flashes (18-26, 8-7 MAC) pounded five extra base hits in a 9-7 opening game win, before falling 7-3 in game two game two.

Playing for the final time on their home field, the three seniors in Kent State's starting lineup each had two hits in the opener, including Cinadr, who finished the day with two home runs, a double and six runs batted in.

Cinadr sent a three-run homer to opposite field to give the Flashes a 5-2 lead in the first inning of the opener.  The Flashes quickly erased a 2-0 deficit when Lauren Grimes and Shannon Laughlin each doubled in the first.
Fairview High alumna Shannon Laughlin

The Bobcats (20-20, 9-7) put up two more runs on three hits in the third, before Lauren McNeil came in to pitch and left the bases loaded.  The Flashes gave themselves another cushion with three runs in the fourth.
Hoban grad Lauren McNeil 

Senior Holly Finchum's infield single was the first of four KSU hits in the fourth.  Classmate Jess Carmichael drove in two runs with a double down the left field line and Cinadr placed an RBI double of her own down the left field line.

"I think Beth has been our most consistent hitter over the last two months," Head Coach Karen Linder said.  "She's been very relaxed at the plate."

Ohio refused to go away, scoring three runs on three hits in the fifth, taking the lead back down to one (8-7).  Mary Holt singled and scored in the bottom of the fifth and made a key defensive play at shortstop in the sixth.  With a runner on second and a hit heading up the middle, Holt made a diving stop, popped back up to her feet and fired home for an out.
McNeil finished out the game, throwing 4.1 innings of relief for the win.

Game two appeared to be more of the same for the Flashes offense in the first inning.  Cinadr put a two-run blast over the scoreboard to give KSU an early 3-0 lead.  However, Ohio starter Emily Wethington did not allow a run the rest of the game.  Wethington did not even make it out of the first inning of game one, but fanned 10 batters in game two.

"I was disappointed in our pitch selection in that second game," Linder said.  We were swinging at stuff in the dirt and up by our eyes and looking at good pitches early in the count.  She controlled us after the first inning."

Editor’s note: Today (May 4) is a special “Memorial Day” at Kent State University, one of the learning institutions in the S/A-C readership area. Forty-one years ago today, a bloodbath ensued on the campus, leaving four students dead on the streets. As Americans, we should remember them for their willingness to take the risks associated with exercising their First Amendment rights of free speech, assembly and demonstration. At the same time, we should honor the brave soldiers on campus who had to endure during that tumultuous time the baiting from the students and slurs associated with the region of the country many of them hailed from and for their courage to serve our country for what was otherwise considered an “unpopular” war in Southeast Asia.  Also, now, and at the end of this month on the regular Memorial Day, all Americans should thank an American family who lost someone in one of the many American wars since the 1770s through which over one million American men have died.     

Senior Markie Pozzuto was solid in her first four innings, allowing two runs, which came on a home run to center by Melissa Bonner.  Bonner also singled during Ohio's two-run fourth and sent a two-run homer to center in the Bobcats' three-run sixth.

In its first 19 innings of the weekend KSU totaled 31 runs on 38 hits.  But the Flashes were held scoreless in their final six frames on Saturday.
Hoover alumna Alex Marcantonio 

Alex Marcantonio reached base six times in eight plate appearances with three hits, two walks and a hit-by-pitch.

Still in the hunt for a MAC East title, the Golden Flashes will close out their regular season next weekend with a doubleheader at Central Michigan Friday (May 6) and single games at Eastern Michigan (May 7-8).

Yeomen Sink Centre in the Rain

Oberlin, Ohio – On a cold, wet and rainy spring afternoon at Fred Shults Field, the Oberlin College men’s lacrosse team was able to defeat Centre University 10-5.

The game, which pitted Oberlin Assistant Coach Joey Severns up against his father Bert who is the head coach of the Colonels, was controlled by the Yeomen throughout. With the win Oberlin ran its record to 6-9 overall, marking the first time since 1996 the Yeomen had a six-win season. 

Thomas Hake and Connor Jackson continued to be a nice 1-2 punch for the Yeomen as they each scored four goals and dished out two assists. Dylan Holmes and Rob Bond posted the other OC tallies. Bond was also 13-of-16 on face-offs. 

The Yeomen defense did an outstanding job of limiting the possessions for the Colonels, which resulted in them only triggering 15 shots on the afternoon. Oberlin’s play in transition was also stout as Centre was just 11-of-19 on clear attempts. 

Oberlin led 4-1 after one period and took a 6-2 lead into the intermission. After extending the lead out to 9-2, the Yeomen got a little stagnant as the Colonels threatened a comeback with three straight scores from the end of the third period to half way through the fourth. However, OC was able to buckle down and add a late goal by Hake to put the game away for good. 

Oberlin finished with a 29-15 edge in shots and had a 36-21 advantage in groundballs. The Yeomen also won 14 of the game’s 18 face-offs and were successful on 18-of-20 clear attempts. 

The Yeomen will conclude their 2011 campaign at home on Thursday night against Otterbein. The opening face-off is set for 6:30 p.m.

Larry Kehres Football Camp Coming up Soon

ALLIANCE -- Mount Union University will once again host the Larry Kehres Football Camp. Below are the details:

To provide a non-contact football camp for the development of each athlete's football skills. To also provide a safe, enjoyable camp experience for all campers.
The camps feature a low athlete to coach ratio allowing for significant 1-on-1 attention.
Session I - Wednesday, June 8 - Friday, June 10
Session II - Monday, June 20 - Wednesday, June 22
Session III - Tuesday, June 28 - Thursday, June 30
Registration for all sessions begins at noon outside the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex. Camp begins at 2 pm on the first day and concludes at 11 am the final day.
Campers will be housed two to a room within residence halls on the Mount Union campus.
Please indicate on your application if you have a roommate preference.
Meals for all sessions will be held in the dining facilities within the Hoover-Price Campus Center on campus.
The dining hall is all-you-can-eat and meals begin with dinner on the first day and conclude with breakfast on the final day.
$245.00 - Overnight 
$175.00 - Commuter
Team discounts available to groups of eight or more, please call for details.
The camp fees cover lodging, meals and a camp T-shirt for overnight campers. Commuters receive lunches and dinners along with a T-shirt.
To register, send full payment along with registration form to the address below.
Online registration option is available soon right here.
Full refunds will be provided if a camper is unable to attend.
Make checks payable to and send with registration form to:
Larry Kehres Football Camp
1972 Clark Ave.
Alliance, OH 44601
Athletic clothing (shorts, t-shirt, socks, etc.)
Molded cleats or turf shoes and tennis shoes
Quarterbacks, running backs and receivers are to bring a football marked with name and school
Bed linens, blankets and fan
Towels and toiletries
Money to purchase pizza and drinks in evening (optional)
Swimming suit 
In 25 seasons, Larry Kehres has built one of the most successful programs in college football history.His teams have won 21 Ohio Athletic Conference Championships while posting 19 undefeated regular seasons along with 10 NCAA Division III National Championships. Since 1990, the Purple Raiders have made 20 NCAA Playoff appearances while posting the most wins and best winning percentage in all of college football (259-12-1). The camp staff consists of Mount Union coaches along with current and former players serving as counselors.
The camps are open to all football players entering grades 6 to 12. Campers will be divided into instruction groups and 7-on-7 teams based on age and skill level. Younger campers will be housed together.
Noon Check-In
2 pm Testing (40yd dash, agility, vertical jump)
3:30 pm Offensive Instruction
5 pm Dinner
6:45 pm Defensive Instruction
8 pm 7-on-7/Recreation (commuter day ends)
9 pm Open Swim
10 pm Highlight Video
11 pm Lights Out
8 am Breakfast
9 am Morning Instruction
Noon Lunch
2 pm Afternoon Instruction
5 pm Dinner
7 pm 7-on-7/Recreation (commuter day ends)
9 pm Open Swim
10 pm Highlight Video
11 pm Lights Out
8 am Breakfast
9 am Morning Instruction
11 am Check Out
The Mount Union football staff is in its 11th consecutive year of hosting residential football camps. Our camps have earned the reputation of being excellent techinque camps and well organized. Many of our campers are repeat visitors coming back year after year.
All camp activities take place on Mount Union's beautiful 115-acre campus located on Route 62 in Alliance, Ohio.
Techniques and drills specific to each campers position will be worked on by a Mount Union position coach. A major draw for these camps is the one-on-one interaction that campers get from coaches.
Camp instructional sessions are conducted on the AstroPlay surface in Mount Union Stadium or on one of the well manicured natural grass practice fields on campus.
Each camper also gets access to the Gulling Training Center, a state-of-the-art training facility adjacent to Mount Union Stadium that is used for strength and conditioning for all Mount Union student-athletes.
Campers will be tested in a 40-yard dash, agility drills and vertical jump along with having their height and weight measured.
Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in 7-on-7 drills. Skill players from the same school can compete on the same team.
Evening activities feature open swim, highlight videos and campers have the opportunity to buy pizza and sports drinks at concession stand.

Oberlin Sweeps Franciscan in Season 


By Mike Mancini

Steubenville, Ohio – The Oberlin College softball team concluded its 2011 season by sweeping Franciscan University by the scores of 5-2 and 10-6. 

The Yeowomen pounded out 25 hits in the twinbill. Kristine Kuchta, Cheryl Lindsly and Megan Widmer each had four hits on the day. Widmer also hit her first-career home run. 

Rookie Melanie Budney went the distance in both games, earning her fourth and fifth wins of the season. She had 10 strikeouts between the two games.

In the lid-lifter the Yeowomen got on the board in the second courtesy of Lindsly’s single to left field that plated Widmer. Oberlin would add two more in the fourth thanks to Kelsey Steiner’s clutch two-out two-run double.
Kristine Kuchta

Oberlin continued to keep the pressure on the Barons as rookie Emily King came through with her team-leading third home run of the season in the fifth. Junior Katie Baldonieri would jump into the act in the sixth with a run-producing double to cap the OC scoring. 

Franciscan would finally break through by posting a pair in the bottom of the sixth, but Budney would quickly regroup to shut down any chance of a comeback. In the seventh she was aided by a game-ending 4-6-3 double play. 

The nightcap remained scoreless until the home half of the fourth when the Barons were able recorded a single tally on the scoreboard. However, the Yeowomen responded by scoring five runs in the top of the fifth. Oberlin belted out six hits in the frame, with the big knock coming in the form of Caroline Rogers’ two-run double. Baldonieri and King also had RBI’s in the inning. 

The Barons wouldn’t go down quietly as they evened things up at five by adding four runs of their own in the bottom of the stanza. 

However, the Yeowomen would regain the lead in the sixth on three runs and a critical Barons’ error that allowed two runs to score. OC added three more insurance runs in the seventh as Lindsly had a two-run double to center and Kuchta followed with a run-scoring double down the left field line. 

With the Yeowomen leading 10-5 going into the home half of the seventh, Budney ran into some trouble. However with one run already in she was able to bear down and pitch out of a bases loaded jam to preserve the win. 

Oberlin concludes its season with a record of 5-27 overall.

Iggy alum Tom Schaberl named Pitcher 

of the Week in the OAC for John Carroll

John Carroll senior Tom Schaberl (Richmond Hts./St. Ignatius) threw a complete game shutout in the Blue Streak’s victory over Wilmington last week, which sparkled enough to get himself Pitcher of the Week honors in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

In seven innings, Schaberl gave up only two hits, no walks and struck out seven.

Blue Streaks’ Brittany Danilov named top 

hurler in OAC for this week; turns in 3-0 

stint to enable JCU to capture portion of 

regular-season title

John Carroll junior Brittany Danilov (Canfield) went 3-0 on the mound last week, earning her Pitcher of the Week Award in the OAC.

In 20 innings of work, Danilov allowed just 13 hits, one run, one earned run, struck out 29 and walked two. The Blue Streak went 4-0 on the week and clinched a share of the OAC Regular-Season title. 

Former CSU S/A, North Olmsted, Vikings, East-West 

coach Dr. Tom Turner available for summer soccer 


OYSAN Director of Coaching Dr. Tom Turner is available to train players for a limited number of weeks during the summer months.

Dr. Turner

The OYSAN Centers of Excellence (COE) program can be structured around groups of young players (U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14) and their coaches; or intact teams preparing for an upcoming season. For more information, contact Dr. Turner via e-mail at  coaching@ohionorthsocer.orgor by phone at (216) 496-4683.

Baldwin-Wallace Men’s Tennis Team Defeats Mount 

Union, 5-1, in Quarterfinals of OAC Tournament

BEREA –  The fourth seeded Baldwin-Wallace College men’s tennis team defeated the fifth seeded University of Mount Union, 5-1, today (Tuesday, May 3, 2011) in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament inside the Lou Higgins Center.  The match was moved indoors due to inclement weather.

In the OAC Tournament, all matches are ended when the winning team reaches five team points regardless of the current progress of other matches still on court.   Each match will start with the three doubles matches and will continue with singles action until the winning five points are obtained.

With its win, B-W improved to 21-4 overall and will advance to the OAC Final Four and the semi-finals to face the winner of the top-seeded and regular season champion Ohio Northern University and # 8-seed Muskingum University match at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason on Friday, May 6 at 1:00 p.m.  Mount Union ends its season with a record of 8-11 overall.

North Olmsted High alumnus Alex Kearney

The other semi-finals match will feature of the winner of today’s match between the #2-seed John Carroll University Blue Streaks and the #7-seed Capital University Crusaders versus the winner of the match between the #3-seed Otterbein University Cardinals and #6-seed Heidelberg University Student Princes at 1:00 p.m. The OAC Championship Match is on Saturday, May 7 at 1:00 p.m.

B-W gained a 2-1 advantage in doubles as the number-two duo of junior Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) and freshman Brad Minrovic (Akron/Ellet), won, 8-2, to improve to 19-5 overall; and the No.3 tandem of juniors Alex Kearney (North Olmsted) and Taylor Long (Ashland) won, 8-2, to improve to a team-best 20-3 overall.

Avon Lake's Alex Trzeciak (L) and North Royalton's Joe Horvath (R)

The Yellow Jackets ended the match by claiming the first three singles matches while the fourth singles match just got under way.   

Trzeciak had a tough match at number one singles against Hudson High grad Zach Perry but he claimed the fourth point by winning in two sets 7-5, 7-6 and 7-3 in the tiebreaker and sophomore Joe Horvath (North Royalton) won his match in two sets by scores of 6-3 and 6-2. 


Kearney claimed the fifth and final point for B-W as he won his match at number three singles in three sets by scores of 6-4, 4-6 and 6-1.  Senior Matt Lachman (Cleveland Heights/St. Edward) was in his first set and trailed 1-2 when they match went to the 5-1 final.

Westlake tennis team gets its dander up 

after getting snubbed in state tennis poll; 

Demons nip No. 2-ranked CVCA

Three-time Southwestern Conference Champion Westlake made a case Tuesday night for getting ranked in next week’s state tennis poll with a 3-2 victory over Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, the No. 2 ranked team in the state in Division II.

Despite winning individual titles at every position in the SWC tourney, the Demons were not ranked in the top 15 in D-I.

They did tha one better with Tuesday’s win led by defending state runner up Colton Buffington and both doubles teams.

 Here are the results:

Westlake (3) def. CVCA (2)

Westlake dual season record: 11 and 2

Westlake SWC record: 7 and 0 / Conference Champions


1. Colton Buffington (W) d. Alex Aleman (C) 6-2, 6-2

2. Lou Konstan (C) d. Jason Wissman (W) 6-0, 6-0

3. Will Konstan (C) d. Abhi Ramachandran (W) 7-6, 6-4


1. JT Rapaport/Kevin Wang (W) d. Aaron Reuben/Michael Stoddard (C) 6-3, 7-5

2. Stephen Fleischer/Kent Dinchman (W) d. Mason Blake/Spencer Knowles (C)

     3-6, 7-6, 6-4