A Page -- Nov. 17, 2011 -- AM Edition


Westlake's Sarah Stachowiak makes All-NCAC as a freshman

WESTLAKE -- Ohio Wesleyan senior forward Makinzie Krebsbach (Vadnais Hts., MN/Totino-Grace) and Allegheny senior defender Kira Kliment (Roebling, NJ/The Pennington School) have been named the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year to highlight the 2011 All-North Coast Athletic Conference women’s soccer selections after balloting by league coaches. 

Krebsbach, who makes her fourth consecutive appearance on the All-NCAC team, led the Battling Bishops with 11 goals and 23 total points this season after also dishing out one assist. Ohio Wesleyan captured a share of the NCAC regular season championship and then went on to win the NCAC Tournament title for the first time since 2005. Krebsbach finishes her career at OWU with 24 goals and eight assists for 56 points in 75 career matches. She was an honorable-mention honoree as a junior in 2010 and a member of the second team in both 2008 and 2009. 

Kliment is the first Allegheny defender since 2002 to win the Defensive Player of the Year award. In addition to leading the Gators’ defensive unit that only surrendered eight goals this season, she also contributed one game-winning goal and three assists for the offensive unit. Kliment makes her debut on the All-NCAC first team and her second consecutive appearance on the all-conference squad after earning honorable-mention laurels last season. 

Kenyon senior forward Caddie Durrett (Atlanta, GA/The Westminster School) and Ohio Wesleyan senior midfielder Belle Madison (Charlevoix, MI/Charlevoix) both earned their third straight, first-team all-conference selection, while Allegheny senior goalie Emily Karr (Wexford, PA/Pine-Richland) and Wooster senior defender Kelsey Peters (Goshen, IN/Goshen) were both named to the first team for the second consecutive season. Karr and Peters joined Krebsbach as four-time, all-conference performers as they were each named to the honorable mention squad in 2008 and the second team in 2009. Wittenberg junior forward Kailey Striebel (Kettering, OH/Fairmont) and Wooster junior forward Paige Piper (Midland, MI/Dow) were also repeat selections on the All-NCAC first team. It was Striebel’s third all-conference nod as she was named to the second team as a freshman in 2009. 

Four players are making their first appearance on an All-NCAC squad as first-team selections, including Allegheny senior midfielder Rebecca Crissman (Butler, PA/Butler), Denison freshman midfielder Lydia Harlan (St. Louis, MO/Visitation Academy), DePauw junior midfielder Dana Sprague (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia/Cushing Academy) and Ohio Wesleyan freshman defender Sarah Stachowiak (Westlake, OH/Westlake). Denison junior defender Alicia Blake (Clinton Twp., MI/Chippewa Valley) rounds out the list of first-team performers after also earning honorable mention laurels in 2010. 

Stachowiak was also selected as the NCAC’s Newcomer of the Year. She anchored OWU’s defensive unit that recorded 12 shutouts and allowed only 17 goals in 21 matches this season. 

Ohio Wesleyan head coach Bob Barnes was voted the NCAC Coach of the Year for the third time in his career (1999, 2001). He guided the Battling Bishops to a 5-1-2 conference record and a share of their first NCAC regular season title since 2004. Barnes, who guided OWU to the NCAA Div. III National Championship in 2001 and 2002, is 208-66-26 in 15 years at the helm at Ohio Wesleyan.

'Berg Women's Basketball Falls to Ohio 

Wesleyan in Season Opener

TIFFIN, Ohio-Transfer sophomore guard Megan Miller (Tiffin/Columbian) scored
12 points and had five rebounds in her Heidelberg University women's
basketball debut, but the Berg fell to Ohio Wesleyan University, 63-55,
tonight in its 2011-12 season opener at Seiberling Gymnasium in Tiffin,
.  Sophomore guard Kathleen Phillips (Sandusky/St. Mary's) poured in 13
points on five-of-19 shooting and matched Miller with a team-high five
rebounds to lead the Berg (0-1).  
St. Mary's Phillips

Miller was five-of-11 shooting, including two-of-five from the three-point

Phillips knocked down a jump shot at the 16:22 mark of the first half to
give Heidelberg a 6-4 lead, but the Battling Bishops (1-0) went on a 10-2
run that spanned nearly six minutes to take a 14-8 advantage with a LaNiece
McRae layup as the opening period reached its halfway point.

Heidelberg then went on a 14-8 run of its own, tying the scoring at 22-22 at
the 5:37 mark when Miller sunk her first three-pointer of the game.  Junior
guard Jordan Ickes (Wooster/Triway) was credited with the assist on the

Following two more ties, the Berg began to pull away, extending its lead to
as many as points before the first-half buzzer, and entered the halftime
locker room with a 37-31 lead.

OWU began the second half on a 6-0 run, capped by Tamra Londot's layup that
tied the score at 37-37 at the 15:26 mark.

The Berg had its final lead of the game at 42-40 with 13:10 to play when
Phillips made a free throw.

Kristen Henning tied the score, 42-42, just seconds letter with a jumper,
and the Bishops closed the game by outscoring the Berg, 21-13, over the
contest's final 13 minutes.

The Tri-Color shot 31.4 percent (22-of-70) from the field and 70.0 percent
(seven-of-10) from the free throw line and tallied 10 assists by nine
different players on its 22 field goals.   Junior forward Casey Bishop
(Orrville) pulled down a team-high nine rebounds and sophomore forward
Jessica Simpkins (Sunbury/Big Walnut)  grabbed four caroms.

OWU was led by McRae, who notched a double-double with game-highs of 18
points and 10 rebounds.  Kandis Walker added 11 points and eight rebounds
and Londot hauled in 10 boards to match McRae.  The Bishops shot nearly 40
percent (23-of-58) from the field, but made just 13-of-22 from the charity
stripe, and outrebounding Heidelberg by a 50-39 margin.

Heidelberg will undertake a nearly 800-mile trek to Boston, Mass where it
will play in the Emmanuel (Mass.) College Saints Invitational on Saturday
and Sunday, Nov. 19-20.  The Berg faces Emmanuel at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday
and either William Paterson (N.Y.) University or Moravian (Pa.) College on

Oberlin's McChesney, Combe make All NCAC 

Soccer team

Westlake, Ohio- The North Coast Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday that senior Ryann McChesney and junior Hannah Combe were named 2011 All NCAC honorable mention.

McChesney (L), Combe (R)

McChesney, a native of Seattle Washington, was named honorable mention for the third straight year. In her career as a Yeowomen McChesney played in every single game while she was at Oberlin. Of those 73 games, she started every single one of them. In her four years she had seven goals and 11 assists. During the 2011 season she led the Yeowomen with four goals and 11 points.

Combe, a native of Granville Ohio, led the 2011 Yeowomen with four assists. She was second on the team with eight points on the year, and added two goals. She will be looked at to lead the 2012 Yeowomen into a competitive position in the NCAC.

In the College Wrestling Championship of the East Side, John Carroll tops Case Reserve

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Case Western Reserve University wrestling team lost to local-rival John Carroll University, 47-3, on Wednesday evening at the DeCarlo Varsity Center.

The Spartans (0-2) get back into tournament action this Saturday, November 19 at the Concordia University (Wisc.) Open at 9:00 a.m. (CDT).

Senior heavyweight and captain Cale Harter<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wrest/2011-12/bios/harter%20cale%20o4s0> (Mount Pleasant, Mich./Mount Pleasant) picked up the lone points for the Spartans with a 3-2 decision.


The Blue Streaks improve to 1-0 in their home-opener.

FINAL SCORE: John Carroll 47, Case Western Reserve 3

125 lbs: Jeff Holy (JCU) win by forfeit;  133 lbs: Kevin Nycz (JCU) win by forfeit;  141 lbs: Douglas Hayes (JCU) win by forfeit;  149 lbs: Kenny Locsei (JCU) pinned Christopher Crane<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wrest/2011-12/bios/crane%20christopher%20lj4f>, 3:21;  157 lbs: Terner Gott (JCU) dec. Kyle Weaver<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wrest/2011-12/bios/weaver%20kyle%20wlwl>, 9-4;  165 lbs: Sean Gill (JCU) maj. dec. Brian Snyder<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wrest/2011-12/bios/snyder%20brian%20be7c>, 8-0;  174 lbs: Todd Gaydosh (JCU) win by forfeit;  184 lbs: Bryan Steinmetz (JCU) maj. dec. Dylan Novisky<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wrest/2011-12/bios/novisky%20dylan%20oelp>, 9-1;  197 lbs: Drew Place (JCU) pinned Rylan Pyciak<http://athletics.case.edu/sports/wrest/2011-12/bios/pyciak%20rylan%20jnyd>, 4:10;  285 lbs: Cale Harter (CWRU) dec. Barker, 3-2

WSU Men Pull Away for 56-39 Win Over Jackson State

After struggling in the first half, the offense came alive in the second as the Wright State men's basketball team defeated Jackson State 56-39 Wednesday night at WSU's Nutter Center.

Both teams found the scoring hard to come by in the opening 20 minutes as Cole Darling's layup at the 11:07 mark made it a 3-2 Jackson State lead.  The Tigers maintained a slight edge for most of the rest of the period until jumpers by Kendall Griffin and Reggie Arceneaux in the final minute gave the Raiders a 17-14 halftime advantage.

After hitting just one of its first 18 shots, Wright State made six of its final eight in the first half to shoot 27 percent while Jackson State was three of 17 for 18 percent.

WSU then started the second half with a 20-8 run, nine of those coming on three three-pointers by Arceneaux, to go up 37-22 with nine minutes to play.  The Tigers would get no closer than eight the rest of the way as the Raiders closed the game with an 11-2 burst over the final two minutes.

Wright State shot 36 percent in the second half to finish at 31 percent overall while Jackson State was at 26 percent.  WSU went 18 of 26 at the foul line compared to 15 of 21 for the Tigers and led 13-3 in points off of turnovers as the Raiders forced 21 while committing 13.

Arceneaux led Wright State with 15 points, 11 coming in the second half, while Armond Battle had 10, all after halftime.  Darling had nine points and nine rebounds in his first action of the year and John Balwigaire chipped in nine off the bench.

Jenirro Bush paced Jackson State (0-3) with 15 points, but no other Tiger had more than five.

Wright State (2-1), now 1-1 in the Global Sports Shootout, wraps up tournament play with a pair of games in the Sunshine State next week.  On Monday, November 21, WSU faces Florida in a 7:00 matchup at the St. Pete Times Forum, a game that can be seen live on Fox Sports Florida.  The Raiders then head to Jacksonville to take on North Florida on Wednesday, November 23, also at 7:00.

Mentor-Iggy game on 'HW-1420 Saturday

The high school football game - Division I, Region 1 Final - Saturday November 19th between St. Ignatius High School and Mentor High School at Lakewood (Lakewood, OH) will air LIVE on WHK-AM 1420 and on www.thesportsking.com at 7:00 PM 
Ed Daugherty (play-by-play) and Mike Gibbons (color) will have the call - LIVE on WHK-AM 1420 at 7:00 pm.  Pre-Game begins at 6:45 pm