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Mandel (L), Paulus (R)

Jackson’s Paulus finishes season with nearly two and a half thousand throwing yards; Oberlin’s Mandel finishes season of finding his man in the end zone 20 times

Two local quarterbacks in the Westlake-based North Coast Athletic Conference had record-breaking seasons.

Denison junior quarterback Max Paulus (Massillon, OH/Jackson) finished the season with 2,336 passing yards, which is the third highest mark in program history.


Just over in Lorain County, OBERLIN junior quarterback Josh Mandel (Plantation, FL/University School) set the single season mark for touchdown passes after tossing a pair of aerial scores in the Yeomen’s 14-13 win over Allegheny. Mandel finished the season with 20 touchdown passes, a school record.


Wittenberg , led by head coach Paco Labrador, advanced to the NCAA Div. III Tournament quarterfinals for the first time since 2007 after knocking off Calvin, 3-1, in the regional final match at the Calvin Col­lege Regional in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Saturday. With the victory, the Tigers (34-3) earn a trip to St. Louis, Missouri, for the quarterfinal round where they will take on California Luthern (29-6) on Friday, Nov. 18th. Senior Kimmie Dyer (Copley, OH/Copley) was named the Calvin College Regional Most Valuable Player on the strength of her 15-kill performance in the regional championship match.


Tourney MVP

Hiram was also in the 2011 NCAA Volleyball Tournament field and competed at the Eastern University Regional, hosted by Neumann University, in Aston, Pennsylvania. The Terriers (27-9) opened the regional tournament with a 3-1 victory over Stevenson, but were eliminated from the tournament in the second round by the regional host Eastern University by a 3-2 margin. In the opening round victory over Stevenson, senior outside hitter Shaina Bryan (South Euclid, OH/Brush) led the team with 14 kills, while senior middle hitter Andrea Kaminsky (Canton, OH/GlenOak) added 19 kills for the Terriers in the loss against Eastern.


WABASH claimed second place at the Great Lakes Regional, hosted by Oberlin, to earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Championship field, while the ALLEGHENY men, third at the Mid-East Regional, and the OBERLIN women, fourth at the Great Lakes Regional, each earned one of the at-large bids into their genders championship field.

Wabash makes its second consecutive appearance in the national meet as senior Kevin McCarthy (Zionsville, IN/Zionsville) won the race with his season-best time (24:31.01). Allegheny junior Bobby Over (Wadsworth, OH/Wadsworth) ran the race of his life to win the Mid-East Regional title in 25:25 at DeSales University in Pennsylvania.

 Over (L), Salukombo (R)

Individuals who automatically qualified for the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championships are Allegheny sophomore Kristina Martin (Holley, NY/Holley), Kenyon sophomore Jenna Willett (Kensngton, MD/

Walter Johnson), Wittenberg senior Mary Pfeifer (Dublin, OH/Coffman) and Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Cara DeAngelis (Norton, OH/Ellet) on the women’s side.

For the men, Denison senior Dee Salukombo (Lakewood, OH/Lakewood) was second at the Great Lakes Regional for the second straight year and earns his third consecutive bid to the national meet.


KENYON junior Ian Stewart-Bates (Moreland, Hill, OH/Univeristy School) and freshman Colton Spark (Greenville, SC/Greenville Tech. Charter) both swam to victory in a pair of events on Saturday, but their efforts couldn’t push the Lords past Miami (OH).

Wright State Volleyball Falls to Butler in Season Finale

The Wright State volleyball team dropped a four-set decision to Butler in the season finale Friday night at the C.J. McLin Gymnasium.  The Bulldogs won the match 25-23, 25-17, 17-25, 25-23.




Walsh Jesuit’s Graeme Frye commits to Slippery Rock University


Cuyahoga Falls — Walsh Jesuit’s Graeme Frye, 18, has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and athletic career with Slippery Rock University, where he will play for the school’s NCAA Division II baseball program.


The 5-foot-11, 180-pound Frye, shares his duties in center-field and as a catcher for the Warriors. As leadoff batter for the Warriors, Frye had a batting average of .403 with four home runs and 16 RBIs with 27 runs scored last season. 

Frye was instrumental in leading the Warriors to the Division II state championship game in 2009 and 2010, as well as leading the team to a 20-3 season in 2011. 

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The Warriors have also received national ranking in 2009, 2010, and 2011.  Frye, a three-year varsity starter is the recipient of Walsh Jesuit’s 2011 Gold Glove award. He was also named the 2011 Offensive Player of the Year, and was a member of 1st Team All Conference in 2011. 


Frye becomes the second member of the Walsh Jesuit Baseball 2012 Class to advance to collegiate baseball.

CSU basketball travels to the Bronx to face 

Fordham tomorrow

Game 3
Cleveland State (1-1) at Fordham (0-1)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Site: Rose Hill Gym - Bronx, N.Y.
Series: First Meeting
Tickets: Available at Site

Cleveland State will hit the road for the first time during the 2011-12 season this week, as the Vikings travel to New York to face the Fordham Rams on Wednesday, November 16. Wednesday's 7:00 p.m. contest will be the first meeting between the two teams and the third game of the season for the Vikings. CSU enters Wednesday with a 1-1 record after splitting its two contests last weekend, defeating Tennessee State 74-56 (Nov. 11) and falling to Illinois 72-42 (Nov. 13). Fordham enters the contest looking for its first win of the season, as the Rams fell to Albany, 59-42 during their season opener (Nov. 11). 

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With four starters returning for the 2011-12 season, the Cleveland State women’s basketball team is poised to have yet another successful season under ninth year head coach Kate Peterson Abiad. The starting lineup is centered around junior Shalonda Winton (13.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.0 apg), a preseason first team all-league pick. Winton will combine with the senior trio of Janelle Adams (6.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 5.0 apg), Destinee Blue (14.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg) and Takima Keane (8.5 ppg, 2.0 apg) to form the backbone of the Viking roster. Peterson Abiad will have a deep bench to work with this season, as five additional letterwinners will be returning in juniors Honesty King and Kaila Montgomery (3.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg) and sophomores Ondrea Hughes (4.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg), Brandee Kelly and Haley Schmitt (1.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg). The CSU veterans will be joined by four freshmen, guards Cori Coleman (1.5 ppg), Kiersten Green (3.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg) and Tess Zufall and forward Imani Gordon (5.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg).

Fordham, who enters Wednesday's contest with an 0-1 record, returns just five letterwinners and one starter from the 2010-11 team that posted a 12-19 mark. Head coach Stephanie Gaitley is in her first year with the Rams, and brings with her 10 newcomers making Fordham a very young team. In their season opener, the Rams fell to Albany, 59-42 while Becky Peters eclipsed the 1,000 career point mark and Abigail Corning led Fordham with a career-high 14 points.

In the first road game of the Archie Miller era, the University of Dayton Flyers head down to Oxford to face the Miami RedHawks on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. The game will be televised on WHIO-TV, carried by WHIO Radio and is available with live streaming video, stats on Gametracker and streaming audio at DaytonFlyers.com.
In the Flyers’ season opener, Dayton pulled away late for an 87-58 victory over Western Illinois. Leading by three at halftime, the Flyers took command in the second half against the Leathernecks. Dayton shot 64.5 percent from the field in the second half (56.9 overall) while holding the Leathernecks to 19.2-percent accuracy in pulling away.
Last season the RedHawks went 16-17 overall, but finished second in MAC play with an 11-5 record. Miami was picked to finish fourth in the Mid-American Conference East Division. The RedHawks are led by Julian Mavunga, a first-team all-conference pick last season. Mavunga was the only player to rank among the top 15 in the MAC in conference-only games for scoring (5th), rebounding (1st) and assists (9th). In 2010-11, the RedHawks went 11-4 at Millett Hall.
Czarnik Nabs CCHA Rookie of the Week Honors

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – For the second straight week, a Miami University freshman was named CCHA Rookie of the Week as forward Austin Czarnik garnered the honor Monday, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Announced, despite playing just one game on the weekend. The accolade is the first of Czarnik’s career after fellow freshman forward Tyler Biggs (Loveland, Ohio) won the award last week.

Wright State's Demmings Named HL Player of the Week

Freshman guard Kim Demmings has been named the Horizon League's first Player of the Week of the season, it was announced Monday by the league office.

Demmings (Richmond, IN/Richmond) scored 25 points in her collegiate debut Sunday 

Wright State Baseball Ring Ceremony Scheduled

The 2011 baseball team will receive their Horizon League championship rings Wednesday night at halftime of the men's basketball game against Jackson State, which starts at 7:00.

Mount Union hosts Hiram tonight 

ALLIANCE, Ohio--Mount Union's men's basketball team opens the regular season at home Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Compex in Alliance against Hiram.

Mount Union returns three starters and six letterwinners from a team that finished 10-16 and seventh in theOhio Athletic Conference last season.  The Purple Raiders were picked ninth of ten teams in the OAC preseason coaches' poll.

Horizon League Weekly men's basketball roundup 


VIKINGS SCORE UPSET: Cleveland State collected the biggest upset of the first weekend of the college basketball season, going to Memorial Coliseum and knocking off #7/7 Vanderbilt, 71-58. The Vikings never trailed in the game.


In 2010-11, Cleveland State was one of three teams to capture the Horizon League regular season title and boasted the League Player of the Year in Norris Cole. Missing from the team last year was D’Aundray Brown, who led the way with 18 against Vanderbilt. 


TOURNAMENT HARDWARE: Detroit is one of six Horizon League teams taking part in tournament play this November. The Titans tip-off the Progressive CBE Classic on Monday night at Notre Dame. Cleveland State was taking part in the Ticket City Legends Classic in Sunday’s win.


ANOTHER ADDITION TO THE RAFTERS: On Tuesday night, Butler will recall its second straight run to the NCAA national championship game, raising a 2011 Final Four banner to the rafters of venerable Hinkle Fieldhouse.


CONTINUED TOURNAMENT SUCCESS: The Horizon League is the only conference outside of the Power 6 conferences to have won a NCAA Tournament game in each of the last seven seasons.  Butler has carried the League banner to wins in four of those years (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011), with Milwaukee (2005, 2006) and Cleveland State (2009) adding victories in the streak. 

Cleveland State men to host Rio Grande

Rio Grande (4-1) at Cleveland State (1-0) 

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 • 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: Goodman Arena • Wolstein Center (8,500) - Cleveland, Ohio
Radio: WHKW 1220 AM (Cleveland) & WHKZ, 1440 AM (Warren) (Al Pawlowski) 
TV: None Live. Video stream available on Horizon League Network and CSUVikings.com
Series: CSU leads, 1-0
Last Mt'g: @CSU 40, RG 35 (2/4/33)
Promos: Hoopy Hour: $2 drafts & cheap eats 2 hours before tip
Tickets: $8, $10, $15, $25, $50

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SETTING THE SCENE: Cleveland State opens its home slate on Tuesday (Nov. 15) when the Vikings host Rio Grande at 7:00 p.m. in the Wolstein Center. The Vikings were dominant in their season-opening 71-58 win at No. 7 Vanderbilt on Sunday, earning CSU votes in both national polls this week. CSU checks in at 29th with 43 points in the Associated Press Top-25 and 35th with 13 points in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll. Rio Grande is 4-1 overall this year. This will be just the second all-time meeting between the two schools with the first one coming in February of 1933.

PREVIEWING THE VIKINGS: Sixth-year head coach Gary Waters will combine an experienced group of upperclassmen with one of the most talented freshman classes in school history as the Vikings set out to win a second straight Horizon League title. The strength of the team is at the guards where seniors Trey Harmon and Jeremy Montgomery return after starting all 36 games last season. They will be joined in the backcourt by freshmen Sebastian Douglas and Charles Lee. Senior D'Aundray Brown returns to the lineup after missing last season with a finger injury to man the small forward spot with freshmen Marlin Mason and Ike Nwamu ready to step in and provide minutes. Senior Aaron Pogue returns as the starting center with junior Tim Kamczyc back at the power forward slot. Sophomores Devon Long and Luda Ndaye and freshman Anton Grady add depth, athleticism and length to the frontcourt.