A Page -- Nov. 29, 2011 -- AM Edition

Mentor's Joey Meyer named top S/A for men's basketball in OAC this week

John Carroll senior guard Joey Meyer (Mentor) led the John Carroll Blue Streaks to a pair of victories and the Spalding Thanksgiving Tournament Championship and subsequently has been named the Student/Athlete of the week for men's basketball in the OAC this week. 

Meyer averaged 19 points, three rebounds and 1.5 assists-per-game last week. He shot 73.7 percent (14-of-19) from
field and 81.8 percent (nine-of-11) from three-point range.

Ignatius ball game on 'HKW-1420 this weekend

The high school football game - DIVISION 1 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME - Saturday December 3rd between St. Ignatius High School and Pickerington Central High School at Fawcett Stadium (Canton, OH) will air LIVE on WHKW-AM 1220 and on www.thesportsking.com at 7:00 PM 
Ed Daugherty (play-by-play) and Mike Gibbons (color) will have the call - LIVE on WHKW-AM 1220 at 7:00 pm.  Pre-Game begins at 6:30 pm  
Smith, Czarnik Capture CCHA Weekly Honors

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Two RedHawks have garnered CCHA weekly honors after leading Miami to the Denver Cup Classic title as junior forward Reilly Smith was named CCHA Player of the Week while freshman forward Austin Czarnik won Rookie of the Week, the Central Collegiate Hockey Association announced Monday. A Miami player has now won a CCHA weekly honor four straight weeks.

Smith (Mimico, Ont.) led Miami to the tournament crown with a three-goal weekend while being named Tournament MVP and landing on the All-Tournament Team. In Friday's 6-2 win over Providence, Smith scored Miami's second goal with just 4.5 seconds left in the first period. Saturday in a 4-2 win over No. 9/10 Denver he tallied two goals, including the game-winning goal in the second period. It was his third multi-goal game this year and 12th of his career. He now has 11 goals on the year, including six in his last five games, and ranks sixth nationally with 0.79 goals per game. He was +1 in each game for a +2 rating on the weekend and put 12 shots on goal between the two games.

Smith has now earned CCHA Player of the Week twice this year, also winning it Oct. 17 after a five-point weekend at Colgate. It was his fourth career CCHA Player of the Week honor, winning it twice as a sophomore as well.

Czarnik (Washington, Mich.) had a four-point weekend in Denver, also landing him on the All-Tournament Team. Friday against Providence, he handed out a pair of assists, both on the power play, one of which was the primary assist. He had four shots on goal and was +1 in the game. In Saturday's win over the Pioneers, Czarnik had another multi-point game with a goal and an assist. He had the primary assist which led to Miami's first goal that tied the game at 1-1 while on the power play. He then gave Miami the lead later in the first period with an unassisted goal. Czarnik now has three straight multi-point games and nine points in his last five games. He was also +1 Saturday making him +2 on the weekend with seven shots on goal. He has five multi-point games this year, which leads all RedHawks.

Czarnik has now been named CCHA Rookie of the Week twice in the last three weeks, winning it for the first time Nov. 14 after a three-point game against Michigan. Classmate Tyler Biggs started the run of weekly winners, claiming CCHA Rookie of the Week Nov. 7, followed by Czarnik and then senior defenseman Chris Wideman, who won CCHA Defenseman of the Week last week.

Oberlin Ranks 65th in Learfield Directors' Cup

Fresh off a 15th-place finish at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, Oberlin College finds itself ranked 65th in the nation in the latest Learfield Director’s Cup standings that were released on November 23.

Oberlin, which earned 45 points for its finish at the national meet, ranks ahead of fellow NCAC member Wabash College. 

The current poll takes into account a team’s national finish in men’s and women’s cross country, volleyball and field hockey.

Out of the 449 NCAA Division III schools, Oberlin was just one of 111 to be ranked in this initial release.

The Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup was developed as a joint effort between the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in up to 18 sports -- nine women’s and nine men’s.

The next Division III fall standings will be released Thursday, December 8.

'Berg to Face Kenyon Wednesday in Last Tune-

Up Before Beginning League Play

TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University women's basketball team will have one
final tune-up and close out its four-game road stretch before it enters Ohio
Athletic Conference play as it faces Kenyon College on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at
Tomsich Arena in Gambier, Ohio.  Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Heidelberg (2-2) is coming off its second one-point victory in three games,
as it capped a five-day and nearly 1,800 mile road trip with an 82-81 win at
Earlham (Ind.) College (Nov. 22).  Sophomore guard Emily Giel
(Burton/Burkshire), who made the game-winning foul shot just three days
prior, hit the game-tying and game-winning free throw with four seconds
remaining, sending the 'Berg to victory.  
Burton's Giel

Sophomore guard Kathleen Phillips(Sandusky/St. Mary's) topped all scorers with a career-high 30 points on
nine-of-16 shooting and 11-of-11 from the line, also career highs.  Backing
Phillips were junior guard Jordan Ickes (Wooster/Triway) and sophomore guard
Megan Miller (Tiffin/Columbian) with 17 points with 11 points, respectively,
and the Tri-Color shot a blistering 85.4 percent (35-of-41) from the
free-throw line.  Miller also pulled down a game-high eight rebounds. 
 Sandusky's Phillips

Kenyon (4-2) is looking to add to its two-game winning streak following an
87-72 victory over Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) University (Nov. 27).  Maureen Hirt
scored nearly half of the Ladies' points, pouring in a school record 40
points on 15-of-19 shooting, including nine-of-12 from three-point range.
Kayla Ernst added 24 markers on 11-of-14 shooting and pulled down six

Three of five Heidelberg starters are averaging better than 10.0 points per
game, led by Phillips (20.3), Ickes (11.0) and Miller (10.3).  Miller
averages a team-best 6.5 rebounds per game, while junior forward Casey
Bishop (Orrville) pulls down 5.8 rpg. of her own.  Giel has passed for a
team-high eight assists and Phillips has notched a team-leading nine steals.

The Ladies are led in scoring by Hirt (18.8 ppg.), Morgan Korinek (17.0
ppg.) and Ernst (14.7 ppg.).  Korinek leads the team by averaging 7.2 rpg.
and in steals with 11, while Hirt has a team-best 20 assists to her credit.
In addition, four players are shooting better than 45.0 percent from the