A Page -- May 5, 2011

Paul Heyse (R) -- Photo Credit -- Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

Premier chronicler/promoter of track and 
cross country Student/Athletes Paul 
Heyse to be inducted into Berea High 
Athletic Hall of Fame

By Norm Weber
Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

BEREA – Paul Heyse, the premier sports writer of track and cross country Student/Athletes in Ohio, will be inducted into the Berea High School Student/Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 10.

Heyse will be joined by the other Student/Athletes from the 1978 regional championship football team that made it to the big-school state title game under the late and great Tom Madzy, who now resides in heaven with angelic coaching compatriots such as Augie Bossu, Al O’Neill, Sonny Spielman, John Wirtz and Paul Brown,.
The late Tom Madzy

Contrary to what might be common belief, Heyse was not on the Braves’ cross country team that fall, but rather was a left guard on Madzy’s state runner-up football team.

Berea was “Title Town” that fall (’78) with The George Finnie Stadium’s chief tenant, the Baldwin-Wallace Yellow Jackets, winning the Division III National Championship over arch-rival Wittenberg in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl.
Heyse, approaching his 50th birthday and one who still runs road races including dozens of marathons and other 5K-10K-type races and triathlons over the past 30 years, was on the Berea Track and Field Team in the springs during his secondary school years as a Student/Athlete.

After graduating from Berea High in 1979, Heyse attended Memphis State for one year and then transferred to B-W, from where he graduated with a degree in business in 1983. He finished up his education with a masters degree in sports administration and information from Bowling Green State. His masters’ thesis on the pro track circuit from the 1970s was published by thrower Brian Oldfield at the former Olympian’s Web site.
Heyse initiated the formulation of the Lorain County Track and Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame. He has also published two books, historical record accounts on Southwestern Conference track and field and swimming.
The embodiment of the history of the American worker, Heyse currently makes his living in three capacities: 1) as a Christmas tree farm owner with his brothers (agriculture), 2) as a Federal Express driver (industry), and 3) as a sports writer (commercial/information age).

Interestingly, while traveling around Europe in the 1980s, Heyse happened upon a street in Germany baring his name, “Paul Heyse Strasse.” His parents picked the right name for him. The original Paul Heyse was one of the greatest modern story tellers, who won a number of literary awards during the 19th century.
Paul Heyse Strasse Unterfuhrung (L) and Paul Heyse Strasse 24 (R) in Munich where many conventions are held

The original Paul Heyse in 1873 was awarded the Order of Maximilian for Science and Art by King Ludwig of Bavaria (the other recipient that year was composer Richard Wagner, who inspired the great existentialist philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche).
The original Paul Heyse

In 1910 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. There is no evidence that that Paul Heyse wrote any stories about track or swimming S/As, but it could be that he might have some tucked away somewhere in a family heirloom.

Our Heyse’s father is a retired physician. Anyone who knows the current day Paul Heyse would be familiar with the trademark-Heyse grin. One quick glance at his father will reveal that same grin in quick glimpses and find the origins of it and know how he inherited it.
Current Paul Heyse baring infamous "Heyse grin"

Perhaps to distinguish him from the 19th century Paul Heyse writer, former Bay High sprinter and standout Bay and University of Minnesota football S./A Greg Baumhauer affectionately renamed him “Paulie” in the late 1980s, and the nickname has stuck among his closest friends.

Paul Heyse’s name has become synonymous with track and field and cross country in the area, as he is the most prolific writer of said S/As in northern Ohio. It is not unusual for Heyse to know the name of an alternate runner on a relay team from a school that is not even in his readership area.

Although serious in some respects as a devout Lutheran, Heyse also has a sense of humor. One time, the late S/A sports scribe Paul "Beard" Svigel hid Heyse’s stationary bicycle at a hotel in Columbus when they were covering the state track meet because he thought he was being “too jockish.” However, Heyse found it on the veranda of the adjoining room and just laughed at the prank and still does today, 25 years later.

Heyse resides with his wife Sharon in the West Cleveland suburbs.

Welcome Back Cotter: 

B-W's Campbell is OAC Women's Golf 

Coach of the Year; The Former Alyson 

Cotter was a B-W S/A Just Three Years 


BEREA — OHIO  Baldwin-Wallace College first-year women's golf coach Alyson Campbell returned to her alma mater this fall to coach golf and assist Cheri Harrer's basketball team.  A native of Salem, Ohio and a former standout women's basketball student-athlete who carried the maiden name of Alyson Cotter, Campbell picked right where she left off as she led the golf team to the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference title and an NCAA Division III National Tournament berth and helped Harrer's hoopsters to fashion an 18-8 mark last winter.

Alyson Campbell 

This fall, Campbell's women's golf team won two tournament titles and compiled a 53-14 record in six tournaments and 10 rounds of 18 holes.  This spring, her squad won two more titles, including the school's third-ever OAC crown, and had a 30-4 mark in five tourneys and nine rounds
."I first would like to also congratulate my predecessor Sean Strickland who assembled a very talented and hard-working group of young women who were just a joy to coach," said Campbell, who spent the past two years as an assistant coach at Padua High School in nearby Parma and served as a aerobics, fitness and wellness professional. "From the fall through the spring, this team worked to get better, set its goals and went out an accomplished all but one of its goals. The other goal will be realized next week when we have the opportunity to travel to Florida and play in the Division III national tournament.

"I appreciate the OAC honor, it caps a very exciting first year back at B-W," continued Campbell. "It is very nice and a credit to our team. I continue to be really excited about being back at Baldwin-Wallace and having the opportunity to work with our golf and women's basketball student-athletes

While at B-W, Campbell earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Management and was a two-year standout on a pair of Harrer teams that won OAC titles. As a freshman in 2004-2005, she played in all 29 games for the 23-6 overall Yellow Jackets as they captured the OAC regular season and OAC Tournament titles and advanced to the 2005 NCAA Division III National Tournament. As a sophomore in 2005-2006, Campbell appeared in all 32 contests for the Jackets as they compiled a 27-5 mark, won the OAC regular season title and advanced to the “Elite Eight” of the NCAA tourney.  During her two years on the varsity, Campbell scored 357 points, grabbed 185 rebounds, passed for 42 assists, blocked 35 shots and made 38 steals. Following the 2005-2006 season, Campbell left the program to study abroad in Australia in 2006-2007.

In addition to excelling on the basketball court, she was a Dean’s List student who graduated Magna Cum Laude, a Freshman Orientation Leader, the Secretary of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and a member of the Sport Management Club.

While at Salem High School, Campbell was a four-sport student-athlete in basketball, golf, soccer and track and earned nine varsity letters. She was named All-Metro Athletic Conference (MAC) on six occasions, a four-time All-Columbia County selection and was tabbed All-District on three occasions.   In addition, Campbell was selected as the MAC Player of the Year for basketball during her senior campaign.

Campbell and her husband, Devon, reside in Bay Village.

Mount Girls Ousted from OAC 


WESTERVILLE, Ohio -- Mount Union suffered a 5-0 loss at Otterbein in the quarterfinals of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament Wednesday in Westerville.

Mount Union ends its season with an 8-10 record, while Otterbein (14-8) moves to the semifinals which will be held Thursday in Mason, Ohio.

Otterbein University 5, University of Mount Union 0

May 04, 2011 at Westerville, Ohio

Singles competition
1. Julie Stroyne (OTT) vs. Krissy Hallett (MTUW) 6-1, 5-1, unfinished
2. Taylor Jordan (OTT) def. Megan Czuchra (MTUW) 6-1, 6-1
3. Brooke Trine (OTT) vs. Courtney Adamsky (MTUW) 6-1, 2-1, unfinished
4. Kylie Hammons (OTT) def. Lauren Olivier (MTUW) 6-4, 6-1
5. Andrea Bennett (OTT) vs. Carolann Sterkenburg (MTUW) 6-3, 1-0, unfinished
6. Christine Kuester (OTT) vs. Alicia Kasunic (MTUW) 6-2, 4-1, unfinished
Doubles competition
1. Julie Stroyne/Taylor Jordan (OTT) def. Krissy Hallett/Megan Czuchra (MTUW) 8-4
2. Brooke Trine/Kylie Hammons (OTT) def. Courtney Adamsky/Lauren Olivier (MTUW) 8-3
3. Alana Cheplowitz/Cassie Brungarth (OTT) def. Carolann Sterkenburg/Alicia Kasunic (MTUW) 8-0
Match Notes
Mount Union 10-8
Otterbein 14-8
OAC Tournament Quarterfinals

Oberlin softball coach quits

Oberlin, – Co-Interim Director of Athletics Natalie Winkelfoos has announced that Head Softball Coach Adrienne Davis has resigned from her position.

Davis, who has led the Yeowomen for the past six seasons, guided the team to a school-record win total in 2009 and mentored numerous players to all-conference honors during her tenure. Members of her teams have also established multiple school records.

“I would like to thank Adrienne for her hard work in leading the softball program the past six years,” Winkelfoos said. “She was an excellent member of our department and we wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.”

A national search for her successor will begin immediately. 






Mogadore’s Moore, Avon Lake’s Bates, 
Rocky River’s Gentner earn All NCAC 
golf; Lakewood High alum Dee 
Salukombo shatters 38-year record; 
Shaker’s Jeremy Polster leads Kenyon to 
tennis championship of Westlake-based 

By Norm Weber
Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

WESTLAKE – Mogadore High alumnus Jerry Moore earned all North Coast Athletic Conference First-Team honors for finishing in fifth place overall for Ohio Wesleyan, which finished second behind Wittenberg in the men’s golf-championship of the Westlake-based league.
Moore (382 strokes) and his mates finished just 16 strokes (911 total for the two-weekend championship event) short of the champion Tigers, who finished with 895.
Avon Lake High alumnus Kyle Bates finished seventh in the overall field, earning second-team honors playing for Denison. The senior had a two-weekend total of 383 strokes. As a team, the Big Red finished third behind OWU with 927 strokes.

On the girls’ side, Jenna Gentner of Rocky River earned second team All NCAC by finishing in 10th overall for Wittenberg. The freshmen helped Witt finish in second place behind Allegheny.  


Ohio Wesleyan made it to the championship game of the NCAC tourney before falling to Wabash, 5-2, it the title game.

Walsh Jesuit alumna James Toland was named to the All-Tournament team for the Battling Bishops.


Shaker Heights High alumnus Jeremy Polster won the NCAC first singles championship with a win over Hudson High grad Matt McErlean 6-3, 6-4, leading Kenyon to the team championship over McErlean’s Denison unit, 5-1, in the title match.
Pollster (L), McErlean (R)

The Big Red’s only point came at first doubles with McErlean and Tyler Cempre topping Polster and C.J. Williams, 8-6.


Oberlin native Cheryl Lindsly smacked a three-run homer to lead Oberlin College to its first-ever victory over Kenyon.



DENISON senior Dee Salukombo (Lakewood, OH/Lakewood) shattered a 38-year-old school record in the men’s 5,000 meters at the Gina Relays, hosted by Hillsdale. He finished the race in 14:18.83, to better the school mark, set by James Alexander in 1973, by 20 seconds. It is the second-fastest time in NCAA Division III this season.
Dee Salukombo

KENYON senior Eric Cameron (New Philadelphia, OH/Dover) won both men’s hurdle events at the Denison Invitational. He won the 110-meter hurdles in 16.48 and the 400-meter hurdles in 57.74.

OWU junior Chris Ziska (Berea, OH/Berea) took first in the men’s discus (152-5) and sophomore Shane Brandt (Painesville, OH/Riverside) set a school record in the men’s 1500 meters (3:51.92) and met the NCAA Division III provisional qualifying standard.
Brandt (L), Ziska (R), Armsey (below)

At the NCAC Multi-Event Championships, OWU Freshman Courtney Armsey (Clinton, OH/Massillon Jackson) also earned all-conference honors by finishing second in the heptathlon with 3,541 points.



DriveWear lenses are on their way to Africa for players, coaches and 

staff of Drake University and CONADEIP All-Stars to wear during 

historic event in Tanzania
GRANBURY, TX - Tuesday, May 3, 2010 - DriveWear lenses supplied by Global Kilimanjaro Bowlsponsor Younger Optics are on their way to Tanzania to be worn by players, coaches and officials participating in the first game of college American football played on African soil.
The Global Kilimanjaro Bowl features Drake University taking on the CONADEIP All Stars from Mexico on May 21, 2011 at the 20,000-capacity Sheik Abeid Memorial Stadium in Arusha, Tanzania at 1pm local time (US ET +7 hours).  The historic and unique game will be broadcast live across the African continent and beamed to countries around the world by ITV (Independent Television Ltd), the largest private TV network in Tanzania.
"Sponsoring the Global Kilimanjaro Bowl was a great decision for Younger Optics," said KEITH CROSS, R.D.O. Sr. Director, Rx Technologies, Younger Optics. "While athletes all over the world recognize the importance of protective equipment, we also want them to think about protecting their eyes.  
"The best way to do this is with DriveWear lenses.  While at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro and as the groups make their way up the summit, one of the main concerns is blinding glare, which DriveWear lenses provide maximum protection against and UV, which again DriveWear lenses protect against by blocking 100% UV A & B."
Players and coaches from both teams willclimb the imposing 19,340-foot Mount Kilimanjaro - the tallest mountain in Africa.  The spectacular event also includes a three-day service project to benefit area orphanages. 


Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 4/30/11
Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center
    300 Games
Jay Thompson, Cleveland, 4/28, Freeway Lanes of Parma;
Charles Fields, Parma, 4/28, Seven Hills Lanes;
Rick Bogucki, Broadview Heights, 4/29, Cloverleaf Lanes;
    299 Games
    298 Games
Bob Lorentzen Jr., Cleveland, 4/29, Cloverleaf Lanes;
Tony Maar, Lakewood, 4/30, Cloverleaf Lanes;
Earl (L), Papp (R)

Capital sweeps Mount, giving B-W No. 3 

seed, Mount No. 4 seed in OAC Tourney 

starting today (Thursday)  in Ada 

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's softball team lost a pair of games to Capital, 4-3 and 11-1 in five innings in the regular season finale Wednesday at 23rd Street Field in Alliance.

The losses make the Purple Raiders 19-15 on the season and the No. 4 seed in OAC Tournament that starts Friday.  Mount Union will face top-seeded Ohio Northern at 1 pm in Ada.

Capital (23-15, 8-10 OAC) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning of game one.

Mount Union got on the board in the second inning as Marissa Earl (Massillon/Massillon Washington) drove in a run on a triple to make it 3-1.

The Raiders then tied the game in the sixth when Brittany Papp (Uniontown/Green) had a two-out, two-RBI single.

Carmichael (L), Willis (R)

Capital came right back in the seventh and scored what turned out to be the winning run on a solo home run to left field by Jessica Stoltz.  Stoltz finished with three hits and drove in three runs.

Shelby Carmichael (Dalton/Dalton) led Mount Union at the plate in the loss as she had three doubles.

In game two, Capital blasted out 11 runs on 10 hits in an 11-1 five inning victory.

Mount Union's lone run came as pitcher Bre Willis (Navarre/Fairless) tried to help her own cause 

as she hit her first home run of the season with a solo homer in the third

Oberlin Girls' Lacrosse Places Three 

on All-NCAC Teams

Westlake – The underclassmen trio of Grace Amber, Molly Bloom and Ilyssa Meyer were honored by the North Coast Athletic Conference on Wednesday for their outstanding play. Amber was named to the All-NCAC Second-Team, while Bloom and Meyer were tabbed as honorable-mention selections. 

Amber, coming back from a solid freshman year, recorded another impressive season by starting all 13 games and scoring the team-high 35 goals. She received All-NCAC Second-Team honors for the second straight time. Her 35 deposits into the cage were the most of any player on the second-team


Bloom also built upon a successful rookie campaign with an impressive sophomore season. She was second on team in goals (31) and tied for the team lead in assists (6). This was the second straight season she received All-NCAC Honorable-Mention.

Meyer had a breakout season this spring, garnering an honorable mention selection for the first time in her career. She scored 29 goals, good for third most on the team, and matched Bloom with a team-best six helpers. 

The performance of these young talented players has already made the Yeowomen lacrosse team excited about the 2012 season.