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Lutheran West wrestling preview

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One of the things Ressler implemented once taking over the program was a incorporate junior high program, connecting interested participants from the various Lutheran and other Christian grade schools inte n the area.

Moving up to the high school are junior high experienced wrestlers Ryan Rosbach, Kevin McLain and Ian Long (all freshmen).

“We need a good start at the SuperQuad like we had last year to keep the momentum going through a tough December,” Resssler said. “Inexperience will be our weakness, we will have 11 first year wrestlers on the squad.  We want to become more offensive, scoring early and often in our matches.”

The Longhorns will host their own SuperQuad (eight teams) Tourney Dec. 4. Their goals are to win the PAC-10 Stripes division duals (4-0), win 12 matches overrall, defend their Longhorn SuperQuad title and qualify at least one Student/Athlete to the state tournament.

West will be led by Brad Watson, who is13th all-time in wins, 12th all-time in takedowns, and 11th all-time in pins at the school.

“We had 12 wrestlers participated in tournaments and camps in the off-season so we expect to see some improvement,” said Ressler, who is in his 15th year as head coach and 17th overall. His 110 wins is the most in school history.

Collectively, the wrestlers are West have performed in the classroom as well.

“The starters on the wrestling team have traditionally been good students,” the coach said. “All of my previous state qualifiers have gone on to do very well in college and one just completed medical school.”

Kim Chinn, NCAA Nationals

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"Kim ran a great race," said veteran Yellow Jacket Head Coach Dr. Bill Taraschke. "She competed to the best of her ability. As a coach, that is all you can ask of a student-athlete.  We are so pleased for Kim and so proud of her effort, not only today and this season, but for the past four years. She exemplifies what is truly good about Division III athletics and the philosophy of the student-athlete.

"We thought that she could be in the Top-25, but she just ran a great race," said Taraschke again and with excitement.  "When its a big meet, Kim steps up and runs well.  She beat her arch-rival from Ohio Northern [Alison Steinbrunner] and Joanna Johnson [from Oberlin] and was the second Ohioan [behind 11th-place finisher Justine Jeroski of Case Western Reserve University] to finish the race.  I am so proud of her."

"This is a good day," said a jubilant, but modest Chinn, who also is an outstanding student who carries a 3.7+ grade point average in the classroom. "I was excited all day and before the race, but now I'm tired.

"I didn't really have a plan," continued Chinn, "but I knew I wanted to run with Alison, Joanna and the Case [CWRU] girls and be among the top-20 for most of the race.  I just figured if I could stay with the front of the pack and keep moving up as the race progressed that I would be in good shape.  Then, I just gave it everything I had at the end."

Mt. Union-St. Lawrence

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Two plays later, Mount Union sophomore defensive back Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) made an interception and returned the ball to the Saints' 1-yard line.

Sophomore running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) rushed for a 1-yard score two plays after Driskill's interception. Senior tight end Kyle Miller (Elida/Elida) added a 4-yard touchdown reception from Seaman, giving the hosts a 14-0 first-quarter lead.

The Raiders built a 21-0 lead with a five-yard touchdown run by junior running back Zac Lemmon(Granville/Granville).

Shorts then had touchdown receptions of 13 and 11 yards to give Mount Union a 35-0 halftime lead. He added a 37-yard scoring catch from Seaman in the third quarter, which gave the Raiders a 42-point edge.

Mount Union's final score came in the fourth quarter when sophomore quarterback Matt Piloto (Rotonda West, Fla./Lemon Bay) hooked up with junior wide receiver Ben Shenk (East Petersburg, Pa./Lancaster Catholic) for a 19-yard score.

The Purple Raiders outgained the Saints, 471-100, and held a 25-8 first-down advantage.

Senior defensive back Brett Fimbinger (Dearborn, Mich./Dearborn) made an interception for the Purple Raiders in their own end zone during the fourth quarter.

Senior defensive lineman Lambert Budzinski (Canton/Massillon Jackson) had 2.5 sacks while Driskill, junior linebacker Arthurt Smith (Miami, Fla./Killian) and freshman defensive lineman Nyejel Thomas (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) recorded a half-sack each.

With the victory, Kehres improves his career record to 300-22-3. He became the 11th college football coach in all divisions -- and the fastest -- to reach the 300-win mark.

Baldwin-Wallace Women Lose to No.2-

Ranked Hope (Mich.), 72-45, in 

Championship Game of Hope Tip-Off Classic

BEREA, OHIO --  All-American center Carrie Snikkers scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds as the host and No.2-ranked Hope College of Michigan women’s basketball team defeated Baldwin-Wallace College, 72-45, today (Saturday, November 20, 2010) in the Championship Game of the Hope Tip-Off Classic in the VeVos Center in Holland, Michigan.

Despite the loss, B-W, now 2-1 overall, was led by senior 2-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference guard/ forward Amanda Schroeder (Columbus Grove) scored a team-high 15 points.  Her 15 markers now gives her 1,017 career points and moves her into the Top-10 all-time in school history.  Today, she surpassed both Kim Luthman (1997-2001), who had 1,002 points and Jen Nance (1997-2001), who had 1,106 points. Unfortunately, Schroeder was the only B-W player in double digits.

For Hope, now 3-0 overall, and in addition to Snikkers, junior guard Maddie Burnett had 12 points.

In the first half, B-W jumped out to a 3-2 lead at the 19:33 mark when Schroeder buried a three-pointer. Hope then went on a 8-0 run to take a 10-3 advantage at the 16:33 mark when senior forward Erika Bruinsma made a jump shot.

The Yellow Jackets then outscored the Dutch 8-4 to close to within 14-11 with 12:04 left in the stanza when Schroeder made a jump shot. Hope then went on a 15-7 run to build its lead at 29-18 with 5:00 left when Snikkers made one-of-two foul shots.  Hope’s lead grew to 17 points, at 37-20, with 1:10 left before the intermission when junior guard Maddie Burnett canned a three-pointer.  The score remained 37-20 in Hope’s favor at halftime.

In the second half, Hope built its largest lead of the game at 19 points when Bruinsma canned a pair of foul shots at the 18:19 mark for a 41-22 advantage. B-W battled right back and cut the Dutch lead to 12 points at 43-31 with 15:14 left in the game when senior guard Ali Stack (Vermilion/ Firelands) canned a pair of foul shots of her own.

Undaunted, the Dutch scored the next seven points to rebuild their lead back to 19 points, at 50-31, with 13:37 left when Burnett canned a jumper.  Hope’s lead grew to as many as 27 points, at 72-45, with 1:31 left when sophomore forward Ashley Bauman made a jump shot.  Schroeder moved into the Top-10 all-time Yellow Jacket scorers at the 9:55 mark when she canned a pair of foul shots.

The Yellow Jackets return to action on Tuesday, Nov. 23 when they travel to University Circle to play Cleveland cross-town and non-legaue rival Case Western Reserve University in  Horsburgh Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m.

Yeoswimmers Compete Against Wittenberg & Baldwin-Wallace
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Event-by-Event Results l Final Team Scores

Springfield, Ohio
 – The Oberlin College swimming and diving teams competed against Wittenberg University and Baldwin-Wallace College in a double-dual meet on Saturday afternoon.

The Yeowomen dropped a tight 72-68 decision to Wittenberg, but took care of the Yellow Jackets by a score of 90-49. The Yeomen fell to B-W 80-60 and to the Tigers 99.5-40.5. 

“Our women could have gotten out of here with a sweep today, but we started off slow,” Head Coach Mark Fino said. “Coming up, we are going to have a lot of back-to-back meets and we need to be able to respond.”

Senior standout Sara Kadi turned in two wins, taking top honors in the 100-yard free (56.47) and 200-yard IM (2:17.33). She also placed second in the 100-yard back at 1:04.18. 

Kate Melanson added a pair of Yeowomen victories. In the 200-yard free style, she touched in at 2:03.65, which was four seconds faster than the second-place finisher. She also won the 100-yard butterfly by a quarter of a second at 1:01.53. 

In the 1,000-yard free the Yeowomen placed second and third. Kelsey Sherman stopped the clock at 11:19.51 and senior Jenny Meltz completed the course in 11:27.17. Meltz also checked in second in the 500-yard free (5:35.89), while Sherman followed in third (5:37.81).

Jane McIntyre contributed by finishing second in the 200-yard fly (2:18.65) and third in the 100-yard fly (1:03.72). 

The Yeowomen foursome of Melanson, Anna SaltzmanJordan Jancosek and Kadi# ended the meet by winning the 400-yard free relay in 3:49.43.

First-year Chris Pickens led the Yeomen effort with a pair of second-place finishes. The Monterey, California, native posted a mark of 5:01.03 in the 500-yard free and recorded a time of 1:50.97 in the 200-yard free. 

Senior Corey Spiro was victorious in the 100-yard fly as he flew through the water in 55.96. First-year Luke Harrison was third in the event at 56.54. The tandem also finished second and third in the 200-yard fly. Spiro was in at 2:04.65, while Harrison followed at 2:08.49.

Dimitri Macris continued his solid season thus far by taking second place in the 1,000-yard free with a time of 10:46.57.

Rookie Dylan Jordan added to the Yeomen success by placing second in the 200-yard back with a time of 2:04.97. 

The Yeoswimmers will return to action on December 1 at The College of Wooster Invitational. 


Gilmour boys' basketball preview

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“We’re a hard-working team that understands the game of basketball,” said Coach Pfundstein. “That IQ, along with quickness, team chemistry and quality senior leadership are what we will be able to build on this season.”

Pfundstein’s club went 10-10 in the regular season followed by 0-1 in the postseason, losing to Trinity, 62-53 in the sectional tournament. Certainly, the Lancers would like to go deeper into the tournament this year.

“We have some very specific goals both for the season and for each game,” said Pfundstein. “For the season, we’re looking to win at least 13 games, seven of which we’d like to take at home. We’d like to earn a top four seed in the tournament and we’d also like to beat Hawken and University (the Lancers’ East Side private/prep school rivals).  For each game, we’d like to have no more than 15 turnovers, no opposing player score 20 points or more. We want to play solid defense by which we take at least two charges per game.”

The only change in the schedule was the Lancers trading a date with Maple Height for a date with Wash Jesuit this season.

”We look to be in every game, setting ourselves up for a chance to win with the final horn,” said Pfundstein. “However, we need to improve our ability to defend bigger teams as well as our rebounding.”

Coach Pfundstein

Gilmour returns the same group of coaches throughout the program from top to bottom, three of which are graduates of the Academy, as well as former members of the basketball program. The group is comprised of Head Varsity Coach David Pfundstein ( ’93 – 13th season),, Assistant Varsity Coach Brian Minotas (‘96– 3rd season), Jay Fowler (’00, Assistant Varsity/Head JV Coach – 3rd season), and Ken Grant  (Assistant Varsity/Head Freshmen Coach – 3rd season).

Coach Minotas

Pfundstein is in his 13th year at the helm of the varsity boys’ basketball team at Gilmour Academy after a brief stint as a varsity assistant at Mayfield High School, but his relationship with the GA program dates back even earlier.

Having played for the Lancers from 1989-1993, Pfundstein was a three-year starting point guard where he directed the blue and gray to Division IV state runners-up status during his junior year.  As a senior, he earned All-Ohio after setting the all-time assist record which still stands today.

He is employed by Gilmour as a Middle School and ninth grade counselor - a position he has held for the past three years.  He began working at Gilmour 13 years prior as a teacher in the Lower School.

Case Reserve/Chardon's Hollinger 

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 The Spartans opened the game on a 16-6 run ending in a jumper by junior forward Marissa Miles (McDonald, PA/Fort Cherry) at the 14:44 mark. Earlham scored four straight and pulled to within six, at 16-10, with two Danielle Altman free throws at 12:35. However, the Spartans answered with a 6-0 run to move ahead by 12 and would not allow their lead to drop below nine the rest of the way. 

The Case advantage grew to a high of 22 in the first half, at 40-18, when sophomore center Emily Mueller (Pittsburgh, PA/Upper St. Claire)scored a layup with 1:22 left before intermission. The Quakers were able to trim their deficit to 20, at 40-20, with two free throws in the final minute.

The Spartans outscored the Quakers 40-28 in the second half and led by as many as 37 when junior forward Chelsea Peck (Mt. Lebanon, PA/Oakland Catholic) hit a layup to make the score 74-37 with 4:30 left to play.

In addition to Hollinger’s 18-point, six-rebound effort, senior forward Caitlin Henry (Fairfax, VA/Robinson) totaled nine points, eight rebounds and five assists one day after hitting the game-winning free throw versus Muskingum University.

Miles and sophomore guard Evy Iacono (Cincinnati, OH/Mount Notre Dame) each chipped in with 10 points and sophomore guard Erica Iafelice (North Canton, OH/Hoover) recorded nine points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

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Sophomore Corin Bowen (Midland, MI/Bullock Creek) ran in third position for the Spartans, crossing the line 115th in 22:54.6. Finishing right on her heels, senior BettinaKaphingst (Lewiston, NY/Lewiston-Porter) turned in a time of 22:58.2 to score a 127th place finish. Senior Andrea Fischione (Export, PA/Franklin) rounded out the scoring for Case, securing 131st place with her time of 23:00.4.


Freshman Brooke Simpson (Solon, OH/Solon) and senior Cindy Spahn (Wildwood, MO/Ursuline) also ran in defense for Case, placing 145th and 176th, respectively.


Under head coach Kathy Lanese, the Spartan women have now made six consecutive trips to nationals. The team's highest finish of sixth place came during the 2007 season at St. Olaf College (MN).

B-W Swimming & Diving Teams Compete in a Tri-Meet at 


BEREA, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College swimming and diving teams competed in tri-meet competition today (Saturday, November 20, 2010) at Wittenberg University in Springfield.  Host Wittenberg, B-W and Oberlin College competed.

The B-W men lost to Wittenberg, 96-44, and beat Oberlin, 80-60, to improve to 4-3-1 overall, and the women lost to the Tigers, 105-34, and lost to the Yeowomen, 90-49, to fall to 1-7 overall this season.  The teams are now idle until December 3-5 when they travel to Fredonia, New York to compete at the annual SUNY-Fredonia Invitational Meet. Preliminary competition each day begins at 10:00 a.m. and the finals for those events will be contested each evening at 6:00 p.m.

The Yellow Jacket women were led by sophomore two-time NCAA Division III All-American diver Julie Pinter (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Hts.), the reigning two-time OAC Women’s Swimming Athlete of the Week, and freshman Emma Gerdes (Avon) as each won a pair of events.  Pinter placed first in both the one-meter and three-meter diving events as she recorded scores of 245.95 points in the 1-meter event and 256.55 points in the 3-meter event as she remained undefeated this season.  Gerdes won the 100-yard backstroke in 1:02.82 and the 200-yard backstroke in 2:16.74 overall.

The Yellow Jacket men were led by senior 6-time Division III All-American diver Todd Richert (North Royalton) and freshman Patrick Donohoe (Columbus/ Bishop Watterson) as each won a pair of events. Richert won both the one-meter and three-meter diving events as he recorded scores of 303.90 points in the 1-meter event and 259.50 points in the 3-meter event as he remained undefeated this season.  Donohoe won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:20.87 and the 200-yard individual medley in 2:05.36 overall. The only other victor for the Yellow Jackets was senior Ryan Musille (Canton/ GlenOak) as he captured the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:02.27 overall.

hree-point Shooting Lifts Oberlin Over MSJ
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Cincinnati, Ohio 
– Playing for the second time in as many days, the Oberlin College women’s basketball team upended the College of Mount St. Joseph, 68-58, in the consolation game of the MSJ Tip-off Tournament.

The Yeowomen had four players score in double figures and shot an impressive 57.9 percent (11-of-19) from beyond the arc. Sophomore Allison Anderson nearly recorded her second career triple-double as she finished with a game-high 18 points and nine rebounds while tying a career-high with 10 assists. Kelly Warlich added 16 points and nine rebounds of her own. Syrea Thomas went 4-of-8 from 3-point land, netting 14 points, and Ellen Neumannadded a career-high 11 on 4-of-7 shooting. 

“This was a good all-around win for us,” Head Coach Kerry Jenkins said. “Everyone did their part and contributed today. I was proud of the way we were able to battle back after yesterday’s loss and play a good game.”

A triple-hit by first-year Malisa Hoak gave the Yeowomen at 21-10 cushion with 12:10 left in the opening half. However, the Lions fought back to get within three at the break as Oberlin led just 35-32.

In the second half, a stick-back lay-up by Warlich at the 15:01 mark put Oberlin back up by 11 at 53-42. The Lions would get no closer than nine points the rest of the way as the Yeowomen cruised to their first win of the season. 

Oberlin finished 24-of-55 shooting (43.6%), while Mount St, Joseph shot 34.9 percent (22-of-63). The Yeowomen also won the battle of the boards 43-35.



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