B Page -- Nov. 23, 2010

Cecil Shorts III (Cleveland/Collinwood) has 10 touchdowns in his last three games (Photo by JT Higgins).
Collinwood alum Cecil Shorts III (10)

Mount football game preview 

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Delaware Valley is 9-2 and won the Middle Atlantic Conference for an automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs. The Aggies are making their fourth playoff appearance and have a 6-3 record in the playoffs. Delaware Valley knocked off Salisbury (Md.) in the first round 23-12.


All Mount Union football playoff games will be broadcast on the radio on WDPN 1310 AM and WRMU 91.1 FM and simulcast online along with a LIVE STATS game tracker at http://athletics.mountunion.edu. Ric Brienza and Mark Grossman broadcast the games on the radio on WDPN 1310 AM. You can listen to Mount Union's student radio feed on WRMU 91.1 FM on any phone by calling (330) 445-7900.


The two schools have never met on the football field. Mount Union is 3-0 against current members of the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) as the Raiders beat Lycoming (PA) 61-12 in the 1997 Stagg Bowl, a 70-30 win over Widener (PA) in the national semifinals in 2000, and a 55-3 win against Albright (Pa.) last year in the national quarterfinals. Delaware Valley has only played one game against a member of the OAC as they suffered a 27-0 loss to Ohio Northern in 1970.

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Earning second-team honors was junior guard Tony Opperman (Pickerington, OH/St. Charles Prep), senior wide receiver Shaun Nicely (Willoughby, OH/Willoughby South), senior quarterback Joey Baum (Dalton, OH/Walsh Jesuit), sophomore fullbackTrevor LaBarge (St. Louis, MO/Chaminade College Prep), sophomore nose guard Mike Harris (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights), junior defensive end Rich Doolin (Bethel Park, PA/Bethel Park), sophomore defensive end Adam Watson (Mentor, OH/Mentor), senior inside linebacker Lucas Sasala (Kittanning, PA/Kittanning Area), sophomore outside linebacker Michael Fioramonti (Loxahatchee, FL/Seminole Ridge), senior cornerback 

(L to R) -- Harris, Nicely, Watson, Baum

James Wodicka (West Lafayette, IN/West Lafayette), sophomore safety/punt returner Dan Calabrese (Mentor, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin) and senior safety Zach Hass (Peru, IN/Peru).


Honorable mention status went to senior running backs Billy Deitmen (Mentor, OH/Mentor) and Derek Bush (Kittanning, PA/Ford City) and senior offensive tackle Matt Yanosko (Parma, Ohio/St. Ignatius).

Deitman (L), Yanosko (R)


Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 11/22/10


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Scott Uhlin, Cleveland, 11/4, Fairview Lanes;

Eugene Manhard, Streetsboro, 11/16, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Ray Kurowski, North Royalton, 11/16, Buckeye Lanes;

Richard Bohrer Jr., Independence, 11/17, Seven Hills Lanes;

Michael Vallo, Parma Heights, 11/19, Buckeye Lanes;

Chris Kollert, Akron, 11/19, Buckeye Lanes;

Jeff Brown, Parma, 11/19, Buckeye Lanes;

Patrick Anderson, Parma, 11/19, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Bearl Merico, Garfield Heights, 11/19, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Keith Smith, Streetsboro, 11/19, Pawnee Lanes;

Matt Summers, Medina, 11/21, Roseland Lanes;

Kenneth Grodek, Brooklyn, 11/10, Red Circle Lanes;

Gary Pavlik, Northfield, 11/22, Buckeye Lanes;



    299 Games

Kevin Kaliszewski, Garfield Heights, 11/18, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Richard Jones Jr., Shaker Heights, 11/22, Southgate Lanes;

Daniel Hosek, Monroe Falls, 11/19, Cloverleaf Lanes;



    298 Games

Robert Zadrovec, Parma, 11/10, Red Circle Lanes (815);

Robert Lindeman, Garfield Heights, 11/16, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Ronald Osborne, Lakewood, 11/17, Madison Square Lanes;

Joshua Preda, Strongsville, 11/20, Freeway Lanes of Parma;



    800 Series

Andrew Suckart, Strongsville, 11/10, Red Circle Lanes;

Mike Clark Sr., Lakewood, 11/16, Madison Square Lanes (802);

Michael Clark Jr., Lakewood, 11/17, Buckeye Lanes (848);

Brad Hoff, Brook Park, 11/18 Fairview Lanes (836);

Spartan Men’s Basketball Loses Late Lead, 

Falls at Denison, 78-70

GRANVILLE, OH – The Denison University men’s basketball team hit 12 three-pointers and erased a late deficit to defeat Case Western Reserve University, 78-70, on Tuesday, November 23 at Livingston Gymnasium.

With the loss, the Spartans fall to 1-3 overall and will return to action this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 27-28, at the John Steadman Classic hosted by John Carroll University. With the win, Denison improves to 3-2.

The Spartans got out to a quick 9-2 lead when senior wing Reid Anderson (Avon Lake, OH/St. Edward) nailed a fast-break three-pointer at the 16:28 mark. Denison tied the score at 15 apiece on a Larry Farmer triple at 11:48, but Case quickly answered with a 7-0 run ending in a layup by senior center Eric Duerr (Gibsonia, PA/Pine-Richland) with 8:59 left in the half. The lead grew to a high of nine, at 33-24, when freshman point guard Mike Byrne (Newton, PA/Holy Ghost) scored a jumper with 2:19 remaining before intermission. The Big Red was able to trim three off of its deficit, and went into half behind, 37-31.

Case led for most of the second half until Denison tied the score at 45 when Farmer connected on another three-pointer with 13:50 remaining. The Big Red then moved ahead 49-47 with two Farmer free throws at 12:41, but the Spartans answered with a 6-0 run and led 53-49 when Duerr hit two free throws at 9:45.

The lead changed hands several more times before a Duerr jumper at 2:39 tied the game at 68-68. From there, Denison got two more three-pointers from Mike Garabedian and Jim Leffew to counter another Duerr jumper, then hit four free throws down the stretch to grab the 78-70 win.

Anderson led the Spartans with 17 points, while Duerr totaled 16 points, six rebounds and four blocks. Dimonde Hale led four Denison players in double-figures with 18 points. The Big Red shot 48.0 percent (12-of-25) from three-point range.

Mount Men Fall at Trine

ANGOLA, Ind.--Mount Union held Trine 31 points under its average but the Thunder rallied in the second half and hit a couple key shots late to beat the Purple Raiders, 59-55 Tuesday in a non-conference men's basketball matchup.

Ian Jackson scored 20 of his career-high 28 points in the second half to lead Trine (3-1) to its third straight victory.

Mount Union (0-3) had three players in double figures as Jimmy Wood (Wintersville/Indian Creek) had 13 points,Ben Hodkinson (Tippecanoe/Harrison Central) had 12 points and Matt Wier (New Castle, Pa./Mohawk) with 10 points.

Trine led 22-20 at the half, but Mount Union opened the second half on a 13-2 run to take a 33-24 lead with 11 minutes to play. 

The Thunder countered with a 15-2 run of their own to retake the lead 39-35.

Trine would keep the Raiders at arm's length the remainder of the game.  Mount Union closed to within a bucket, 57-55, as Wier hit a three-pointer and converted free throw with 40 seconds left.

Mount Union got the ball back and failed to convert a shot in closing seconds while Trine canned two free throws for the 59-55 final.

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PREVIEWING CLEVELAND STATE:  Gary Waters has the Viking Basketball program back at a level where he is comfortable as all five starters and nine lettermen return from last year's team that went 16-17 against one of the most difficult schedules in the country.  The strength of the squad is at the guards where senior Norris Cole (21.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.2 apg), a first team All-Horizon League selection last year, and juniors Trevon Harmon (12.2 ppg,  5.6 rpg) and Jeremy Montgomery (9.8 ppg, 1.6 apg) each return to once again form the nucleus of the starting lineup this season.

Senior forward D'Aundray Brown (8.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg) is out until mid-December following preseason surgery on his right index finger, leaving the small forward spot to be manned by the sophomore duo of Charlie Woods (4.4, 3.2) and Josh McCoy (5.6, 4.0), who redshirted last season following hip surgery.

Junior Aaron Pogue (8.6, 5.6) returns as the starter at center with sophomore Tim Kamczyc (4.2, 5.0) opening the year as the starting power forward.  Junior Joe Latas (2.0, 1.5) and freshmen Luda Ndaye (1.5, 1.8) and Devon Long (4.3, 2.0) will help to provide CSU with a spark off the bench inside this year.  Injuries to Brown, freshman Sebastian Douglas (season/knee) and sophomore Anthony Wells (early Dec./knee), have hurt the bench depth, especially to start the season.

UPON FURTHER REVIEW. . . WATERS STILL LOOKING FOR WIN #250:  A clerical error involving Gary Water's career coaching record has left the fifth-year Viking head coach one win shy of the 250-win plateau that he thought he had reached last week.  Instead, Waters, who is 249-197 in his 15th season as a head coach, will go for No. 250 on Wednesday at Akron.  Waters is 78-62 (.557) in his fifth season at Cleveland State and previously posted a 92-60 mark in five years at Kent State (1996-2001) and a 79-75 slate in five seasons at Rutgers (2001-06).

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Union, which went 7-17 overall and 5-9 in the Liberty League last season, is led by seniors Lauren McCormick and Leah Pepe. McCormick averaged 13.7 points and 7.3 rebounds in 2009-10 while Pepe put in 9.5 points per game.

In the other tournament semifinal, host St. John Fisher will take on D'Youville (N.Y.).

A member of the Empire 8, St. John Fisher has suffered non-conference losses to Cortland (N.Y.) and Oneonta (N.Y.).

North Olmsted alumna Kori  Wiedt

Fisher senior Colleen Maloney is averaging 19.5 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two blocks per game.

D'Youville (N.Y.), of the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference, lost games to Buffalo State (N.Y.) and Oswego (N.Y.) before earning its first win over Eastern Nazarene (Mass.).

Four different D'Youville players are scoring in double-figures: Kaitlyn Roland (15.0), Hannah Norton (15.0), Kay York (12.0) and Holly Beats (11.7). Beats has also grabbed 10.7 rebounds per contest.

The tournament will finish on Sunday afternoon with consolation and championship games.

Geneva Men Beat Baldwin-Wallace, 

74-68, in Geneva, Pennsylvania; 

Brunswick's Payne scores 20

BEREA --  Freshman forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) scored a career-high 20 points, but the Baldwin-Wallace College men’s basketball team host to Geneva College, 74-68, tonight (Tuesday, November 23, 2010) in Geneva, Pennsylvania.

With its win, Geneva now 3-0 overall, was led junior guard Drew Santarsiero, the son of Golden Tornado Head Coach Jeff Santarsiero, led the way with 17 points. He was joined in double figures by senior forward Richard Colick with 13 points and a game-high nine rebounds and senior guard Bryan Hill with 10 points.

For B-W, now 1-2 overall, Payne led the way as he canned 7-of-9 shots from the floor, including 2-of-3 three-pointers, and 4-of-5 foul shots for his 20 markers. He was joined in double figures by junior point guard Promis Cabbil (Elyria/ Senior) with 12 points, including 8-of-8 shooting from the foul line.

In the first half, the Golden Tornadoes opened the scoring just 29 seconds into the game when Hill nailed a three-pointer off the pass from senior guard Brandon Sopko.  The Yellow Jackets got on the board and trailed 3-1 when senior guard Zane Meeder (Erie, Pa./ Fairview) split a pair of free throws at 19:02.  Geneva then outscored B-W 7-2 over the next three minutes to lead 10-3.

The Yellow Jackets cut the lead to three points, at 10-7, when Cabbil and Meeder each hit a pair of layups with Meeder’s coming at 14:10.  The B-W defense held the Golden Tornadoes scoreless for over three minutes and trailed 12-7 before Geneva sophomore guard DJ Damazo scored on a layup at 12:49.  The Yellow Jackets cut the lead to just two points at 12-10 when freshman forward Kyle Payne (Brunswick) buried a three-pointer with 12:30 remaining in the first half.

Geneva regained a seven-point lead at 17-10 when Colick made a layup at 9:03.  B-W snapped a three-minute scoreless streak when junior guard Scott Voiers (Westlake/ Lutheran West) hit a jumper at 8:53 to make the score 17-12.  The Yellow Jackets cut the lead to just one point at 19-18 when Payne scored on the layup off the assist from Cabbil at 6:09.

The Golden Tornadoes extended their lead to seven points on two more occasions with the last at 27-20 with 4:23 left when senior guard Jon Drayer made a layup

Then Payne scored five of the next six Yellow Jackets points to cut the lead to three points at 29-26 with 2:17 remaining.  Geneva outscored the Yellow Jackets 6-3 to lead 35-29 before freshman guard Grant Fairhurst (Ashland/ Senior) hit his second three-pointer of the season to cut the lead back to three points at 35-32 with 50 seconds left before halftime.  The Golden Tornadoes closed out the first half scoring on a traditional three-point play by  Drew Santarsiero to lead 38-32 at the intermission.

In the second half, the Golden Tornadoes extended their lead to 11 points, at 47-36 with 16:25 left in the game when Sopko made a jump shot.

The Yellow Jackets then went on an 8-0 run to cut the lead to 47-44 with 14:19 left when Cabbill made two foul shots.  Undaunted, the Golden Tornadoes ended a 2:22 scoreless streak at 14:03 when Santarsiero hit a three-pointer to increase the lead back to 50-44.  Geneva then went on a 6-0 run to extend its lead to a game-high 12 points at 56-44 with 10:26 left in the game.

B-W came right back when sophomore guard Bradon Schmidt (Wellington) hit a three-pointer at 10:15 to cut the lead to 56-47.  The Yellow Jackets then outscored Geneva 12-5 to cut the lead to just two points at 61-59 with 4:35 left when freshman center Aaron Selmek (Delaware/ Columbus St. Francis deSales) made two foul shots.

A basket by Sopko and two foul shots by junior guard Dave Phillips pushed Genbeva’s lead back to six points at 65-59 with 3:54 left. The closest B-W would get after that point was four points on four separate occassions with the last at 72-68 with 12 seconds left when Cabbil made a layup.

The Yellow Jackets return to action on Sunday, Nov. 28 when they host traditional rival Hiram College in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center at 7:00 p.m.  B-W remains home to open 2010-11 Ohio Athletic Conference play on Wednesday, December 1 against rival Heidelberg University in the Ursprung Gym at 7:30 p.m.

Media and fans can listen LIVE to all Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s basketball games on campus radio station WBWC, 88.3 FM and via the Internet at www.wbwc.com.

In addition, two Yellow Jacket women’s and men’s basketball doubleheaders will be telecast on SportsTime Ohio this winter. The games are the January 29, 2011 twinbill versus Wilmington College and the Third Annual “Take a Kid to the Game” Day doubleheader versus Ohio Northern University on February 19, 2011.