A Page -- Nov. 9, 2011 -- AM Edition

Dyer (L), Vodopich (R)

Copley’s Kimmie Dyer leads Wittenberg to NCAC title and NCAA tourney; moves up to first team all league; Perry Township’s Meghan Vodopich named newcomer of the year

Senior outside hitter Kimmie Dyer (Copley, OH/Copley) led all players in the match with 12 kills as Top-seeded Wittenberg volleyball (31-3) claimed its 17th North Coast Tournament title and earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Championship with a 3-0 decision over second-seeded Hiram (26-8) in the championship match.

Wittenberg advanced to the final after sweeping fourth-seeded Wooster (22-10), 3-0 (25-11, 25-11, 25-20). Senior outside hitter Kimmie Dyer (Copley, OH/Copley) led the Tigers with 15 kills and a .464 attack percentage.


Hiram posted a 3-0 victory over third-seeded DePauw (21-12), 25-19, 25-18, 25-17, in its semifinal matchup. Senior outside hitter Shaina Bryan (South Euclid, OH/Brush) smashed a team-best 13 kills to for the Terriers, while senior setter Taylor Summerfield (Warren, OH/Howland) recorded 25 assists.

In all-league selections, Meghan Vodopich (Canton, OH/Massillon Perry) of Wittenberg was named Newcomer of the Year and Hiram seniors Shaina Bryan (South Euclid, OH/Brush) Kristi Opfer (Garrettsville, OH/Garfield) are repeat first-team selections.

Dyer (Copley, OH/Copley) moves up after being selected to the second team as a junior.


The 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Great Lakes Regional will be hosted by Oberlin College at the Oberlin College Woodchip Trail on Saturday, November 12. The women’s 6,000-meter race begins at 11 a.m., followed by the men’s 8,000-meter race at noon.


KENYON junior running back Brett Williams (Chesterland, OH/West Geauga) gained 114 yards on 28 carries, but the Lords couldn’t find the end zone in a 31-3 setback against Wooster


In a 2-1 tournament overtime loss to Wittenberg, Hiram evened the score at 1-1 in the 77th minute of action on an unassisted goal off the foot of junior forward Ryan Minick (North Royalton, OH/

North Royalton), and the score would stay that way for the remaining 13 minutes of regulation. The Tigers secured the overtime triumph in the 94th minute.

Miess (L), Minick (R)

Top-seeded Ohio Wesleyan (12-4-4) claimed is sixth NCAC Tournament title and first since 2005 following a 1-0 victory over second-seeded Allegheny (11-5-3) on Saturday evening in Delaware. Junior Ally Miess (Fairview Park, OH/Holy Name) provided the only scoring the Battling Bishops would need as she found the back of the net with just 3:52 remaining in regulation time off a corner kick served in by junior midfielder Jessie Huschart (Columbus, OH/Hilliard Davidson).


In a 131-112 defeat of Denison, KENYON dominated the freestyle events. Seniors David Somers (North Potomac, MD/Quince Orchard) and Zack Turk (Strongsville, OH/St. Edward) each won a sprint freestyle event and were part of the first-place 400 free relay.

Turk (L), Maddock (R)

WOOSTER freshman Brian Maddock (Elyria, OH/Elyria) won the 100 and 200 backstrokes and was part of the winning 200 medley relay to lead the Fighting Scots in a 208-86 loss to Ohio Northern.

Junior James Degroff (Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Cuyahoga Falls) won the 50-meter freestyle in 25:47 to lead HIRAM in a 110-54 loss to Malone. Degroff then won two events, the 50-yard free (22.88) and 100-yard free (58.51), in a 124-58 victory over Bethany.

Freshman Rachel Buckley (Amherst, OH/Elyria Catholic) won the 50-meter free (29.77) and the 100-meter free (1:05.43) in HIRAM’S tri-meet defeat of Malone and Ursuline. In a 156-90 win over Bethany, Buckley won the 100-yard back (1:07.37), 50-yardfree (26.80) and 100-yard free (58.51).

Spartans Close Out Regular Season with UAA Title and Possible NCAA Tourney Berth on the Line in the Academic Bowl at CMU

Case Western Reserve Spartans at Carnegie Mellon Tartans
Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 2:00 p.m.
Gesling Stadium - Pittsburgh, Pa.

LIVE AUDIO: http://tv.case.edu/athletics
(Dave Wilson, play-by-play; Ed Daugherty, color)
Pregame show begins at 1:45 p.m.

LIVE STATS:http://www.enrollment.cmu.edu/athletics/football/xlive.htm

Download the complete Spartan Games Notes in .pdf format by clicking HERE.


The Case Western Reserve University football team closes out the 2011 regular season with the University Athletic Association Championship and a possible NCAA Playoff berth on the line versus rival Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.) in the 26th Annual Academic Bowl on Saturday, November 12 at Gesling Stadium in Pittsburgh. The Spartans (8-1, 2-0 UAA) have won seven-straight and have already clinched at least a share of the UAA Title with their 16-6 victory at Washington University-St. Louis. A win would give Case outright possession of a fourth UAA Title in five seasons. Carnegie Mellon, also in contention for a split UAA Championship, won the 500th game in program history by a score of 28-13 at the University of Chicago (Ill.) last Saturday.


The Spartans and Tartans have met annually since 1970, but the matchup wasn't designated as the "Academic Bowl" until 1986. Carnegie Mellon owns a 26-14 lead in the all-time series, but Case Western Reserve has won the last four meetings, including a 28-0 shutout at Case Field last season. CMU owns the longest win streak in the series, having won seven straight from 1975 to 1981. The Spartans won the first-ever meeting between the two by a score of 21-0 at home in 1970.


Since 1986, Case Western Reserve and Carnegie Mellon meet on the gridiron in the annual Academic Bowl. The game recognizes not only a football rivalry, but an academic rivalry between two of the nation's elite research and scholastic institutions. The winning team each season is presented with a trophy that bears the results of each Academic Bowl matchup.


Case Western Reserve is coached by Greg Debeljak, who is in his eighth season in 2011 with a 60-23 (.723) record. Debeljak led the Spartans to three consecutive undefeated (10-0) regular seasons from 2007-09 with back-to-back-to-back NCAA postseason appearances and UAA titles. Since the beginning of the 2007 season, Case Western Reserve has posted an outstanding overall record of 47-6, earning Debeljak and his staff the UAA Coaching Staff of the Year award for three straight seasons (2007-09). In addition, Case has been ranked in the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Top 25 in each of the past four seasons (2007-10).

Carnegie Mellon is coached by Rich Lackner, a 1979 graduate of CMU. Now in his 26th season, Lackner has compiled an overall record of 175-84-2 with eight UAA Titles. He also has been tabbed UAA Coach of the Year on five separate occasions and was named the D3football.com All-South Region Coach of the Year in 2006.


Case Western Reserve ended the 2010 regular season with a 28-0 shutout of Carnegie Mellon in the 25th Annual Academic Bowl on Saturday, November 13 at Case Field. Wide receiver Zach Homyk caught 13 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns to set CWRU records for career receptions (211), single-season receiving yards (1,165) and receiving scores in a season. In addition, wide out Shaun Nicely recorded his 31st career receiving touchdown, tying the CWRU record, and quarterback Joey Baum completed 21-of-29 passes for 237 yards and three TDs. Defensively, current junior cornerbackCary Dieter (McKees Rocks, Pa./Montour) totaled a game-high 14 tackles, while current junior nose guard Michael Harris (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights) totaled 13 stops with a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.


Through nine games, the Spartans average 22.1 points, 123.6 yards rushing, 175.9 yards passing and 299.5 total yards. Case opponents average 11.7 ppg, 79.7 yards rushing, 205.9 yards passing and 285.6 total yards per game. The Spartans have a +9 turnover margin after checking in at +11 last season.


Offensively, junior quarterback Erik Olson (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) has completed 141-of-239 passes (59.0%) for 1,442 yards with nine touchdowns and seven interceptions. Freshman running back Manny Sicre (Miami, Fla./Belen Jesuit Prep) has a team-high 562 yards on 137 carries (4.1 ypc) with four touchdowns. Sicre also has 25 receptions for 126 yards and a score. Sophomore running back Kenny Riordan (Spring Grove, Ill./Richmond-Burton) has 448 yards rushing on 104 carries (4.3 ypc). Senior wide receiver Bryan Metlesitz (North Royalton, Ohio/North Royalton) has team-highs of 50 receptions and 538 yards (10.8 ypc) to go along with three touchdowns. Freshman wide receiver Sean Lapcevic (Presto, Pa./Chartiers Valley) has 32 receptions for 371 yards with a TD (11.6 ypc).

Defensively, senior linebacker Jacob Adams (Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton) leads the team with 85 tackles, including 8.5 for loss, with two sacks, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, an interception return for a TD and a blocked field goal. Junior linebacker Ryan Ferguson (Wheaton, Ill./St. Francis) is second with 82 tackles to go along with 4.5 tackles for loss and both an interception and fumble recovery for a touchdown. Junior linebacker Kevin Nossem(Munster, Ind./Munster) has 62 tackles with four sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Senior defensive tackle Dale English (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) has 49 stops with UAA-bests of 15 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks. Junior safety Dan Calabrese (Concord, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin) has 40 stops with a team-high six interceptions, including two for touchdowns, and a forced fumble.


Through nine games, Carnegie Mellon averages 24.4 points, 253.3 yards rushing, 110.2 yards passing and 363.5 total yards per game. Tartan opponents average 18.4 points, 151.6 yards rushing, 195.4 yards passing and 347.0 total yards per game. The Tartans have a +5 turnover ratio.


Offensively, sophomore QB Rob Kalkstein has completed 74-of-136 passes for 957 yards, three TDs and five INTs. Junior RB Patrick Blanks has rushed for a team-high 892 yards on 122 attempts (7.3 ypc) with 12 TDs. Junior RB Jake Nardone has 631 yards rushing on 120 carries (5.3 ypc) with six TDs. Senior fullback Chris Garcia has 494 yards on the ground on 137 carries (3.6 ypc) with seven TDs. Junior WR Alexander Lum has team-highs of 21 receptions, 232 yards and two TDs. Defensively, junior OLB Nick Karabin has team-highs of 74 tackles and 10.5 TFL with an interception, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Sophomore ILB Eric Rolfes has 49 tackles, including 3.5 for loss, and a forced fumble. Junior CB Sam Thompson has 32 tackles with a UAA-best seven INTs. Senior DL Andrew Medenbach has 32 tackles, including seven for loss, with a team-best four sacks along with two fumble recoveries.


The Spartans currently lead the UAA in total defense (285.6 ypg), rush defense (79.7 ypg), scoring defense (11.7 ppg) and turnovers forced (24). Nationally, Case ranks ninth in rush defense and 10th in scoring defense.


Three-time All-UAA senior defensive tackle Dale English (Middleburg Heights, Ohio/Holy Name) has led the team in sacks and tackles for loss in each of the past two seasons. Through nine games in 2011, English has 49 tackles, including UAA-bests of 15 TFL and 6.5 sacks, with 10 quarterback hurries, a pass break-up, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. English now has 31 career sacks -- breaking the previous CWRU record of 30.5 set by Brian Calderone (2005-08).


Junior safety Dan Calabrese (Concord, Ohio/Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin), also the team's holder, has been an impact player for the Spartans this season. He has a 23-yard TD pass on a fake field goal, six interceptions with two returned for TDs, one punt return for a TD, and a forced fumble. Calabrese was named UAA Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season following his two-INT performance at Washington-St. Louis.


Senior kicker Daniel Vasil (Erie, Pa./McDowell), the reigning UAA Special Teams Player of the Week, hit a career-high three field goals at Washington-St. Louis, including a personal-best of 43 yards as time expired in the first half. Over the past five games, Vasil is 10-for-13 in field goal attempts and 13-for-14 in extra point tries.


During its past 24 road games dating back to 2007, CWRU has compiled an overall record of 23-1. That runs includes a 20-17 overtime victory at CMU in 2007 and a 34-17 victory in 2009.

Ed's-Ignatius game on 'HKW-1220 this week

The high school football game - Division I, Region 1 Semi Final - Saturday November 12th between St. Ignatius High School and St Edward High School at Judy Kirsch Field(Brunswick, 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 6:45 pm  


'Berg Grapplers Fall to Olivet (Mich.) in 2011-

12 Home Opener

TIFFIN, Ohio-First-year head coach Ned Shuck made his home debut tonight,
but the Heidelberg University wrestling team fell to Olivet (Mich.) College,
31-2, in its 2011-12 home opener at Seiberling Gymnasium in Tiffin, Ohio.
Highlighting the match for the Student Princes (0-1) was junior 149-pounder
Andrew Johnson (Weston/Ostego), who recorded the team's lone pin.

Olivet (1-0) jumped out to a 13-0 lead after three bouts.

Johnson (Weston/Ostego) beat the second-period buzzer in the 149-pound bout
and pinned Olivet's Gage Pederson with one second remaining, cutting the
Comet lead to 13-6.

Sophomore 157-pounder Justin Wharton (Oregon/Clay) continued to chip into
Olivet's lead, collecting a riding time point at the end of the match to
earn a 4-3 decision and cut the 'Berg deficit to 13-9.

Olivet then won three consecutive matches to take a 27-9 lead.

Sophomore 184-pounder Jason Russell (Columbus/West), wrestling at 197
pounds, claimed a 3-0 decision over Justin Leonard to make the score 27-12
in favor of Olivet.

The Berg returns to the mat Saturday, Nov. 12 when it travels to East
Lansing, Mich. to compete at the Michigan State Open.  Start time is
scheduled for 9 a.m.

Match Results
125: Robbie Bidlingmaier (OC) fall Delian Schneider (HEID), 6:20; 133: Kam
Olsen (OC) maj. dec. Steve Harmon (HEID), 9-1; 141: Kenny Richmond (OC) dec.
Chris Osborne (HEID), 7-6; 149: Andrew Johnson (HEID) fall Gage Pederson
(OC), 4:59    ; 157: Justin Wharton (HEID) dec. Dan Fleet, (OC), 4-3; 165:
James Myers (OC) tech. fall. Ian Gillespie (HEID), 18-2 (5:15); 174: Trevor
Tyler (OC) fall Dylan Norwood (HEID), 4:34; 184: Josh Crawford (OC) dec.
Jeremy Stepp (HEID), 4-3; 197: Jason Russell (HEID) dec. Justin Leonard
(OC), 3-0; 285: Logan Renas (OC) maj. dec. Jerry Knapp (HEID), 16-6; 133
(Exh): Michael Gancer (OC) fall Cam Michel (HEID), 5:31; 149 (Exh): Dan
Fleet (OC) fall Dustin Powell (HEID), 1:46; 285 (Exh): Anthony Giordano (OC)
fall Tyler Smith (HEID), 1:22.







St. Edward alumnus Germany Woods could break school record at Heidelberg this weekend

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Heidelberg’s sophomore running back Germany Woods, a St. Edward alumnus, could break the school record for most rushing yards in a season this Saturday against Ohio Northern.

Woods has been averaging more than 136 yards per game this season and needs just 84 Saturday to eclipse the school record of 1,331 yards. It has been a record that has stood since 1989 so he would be breaking a 22- seasons old record. 

Barring the unforeseen, Woods will break the record Saturday.

The ‘Berg fans have not seen this type of success from an individual S/A in over 20 years.

Also it has been more than a decade and a half since the Student Prince fans have seen this kind of team success. The Princes are 7-2 going into Saturday’s game. Part of that success is Cleveland area S/A’s like Woods and freshman quarterback James Mees from North Ridgeville being major contributors early.

A win over 6-3 Northern and a John Carroll win over B-W would give the ‘Berg sole possession of second place in the Ohio Athletic Conference and a probable spot in the NCAA playoffs.

The Princes last finished 7-3 in 1994 and they last had an 8-2 mark in 1993. This was also the last time Heidelberg finished as high as second place in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

Woods has 2,220 career rushing yards and is more than halfway to the school record of 4,013 rushing yards for a career. Woods has had more than one 200-yard game and big year next year could get him there with a year to spare.

Defending national and state champ St. Ignatius moves to title match again with Tuesday’s 4-1 state semifinal win over Copley

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


MACEDONIA – Defending national and state champion St. Ignatius will be in Friday’s title match again after a 4-1 win over Copley here Tuesday night in the big-school state semifinal soccer match.

Junior midfielder Nate Fahey led the scoring attack with two goals.

The Wildcats got the winning goal in the 66th minute off a free kick. After a few slaps at the ball, Preston Spurrier took the ball to the top of the 18-yard box and took a shot.

After the ball squirted out, Matt Foldesy took control of the ball and banged a shot that hit the bottom corner of the post and whizzed in for the goal to make it 2-1.

St. Ignatius scored an insurance goal in the 70th minute off a tally by Ty Sanda and then a fourth goal when Fahey scored his second goal of the night just a minute later.

St. Ignatius broke the scoreless deadlock in the 55th minute when Foldesy was able to cross to Nate Fahey, who was able to place the ball above the head Indians keeper Kirby Rice.

That did not last long as right off a free kick, Brandon Gathagan headed it in during the 56th minute to make it 1-1.

Both teams were off kilter the first half with several missed passes and botched up chances to create at least some shots on goal.

The Wildcats had the chance to get the ball into Foldesy in the second minute but were called offside.

A few mintues later they had an open net but no one was in the box to serve as an attacker for the Wildcats.

Another decent chance had junior Alan Du, the anchor of the Indians’ defense make a great play to save the goalie from having to sweat too much.

The Cats began attacking early in the second half. Right after a corner kick, David Mog just missed on header that Rice made a nice save on in goal for the Indians.

Fahey was able to get a pass to Foldesy at around 43-minute mark that the senior captain turned into a rocket of a shot on goal but right into the gut of Rice.

Foldesy received the ball with his back to the goal, spun around and fired a shot that was just high of the goal in the 47th minute.

Sanda took a shot on goal in the 52nd minute that Rice was able to slap away with his hands and avoid the corner kick.

Mount Union wraps up regular season at Musky

No. 2 ranked Mount Union travels to Muskingum for the regular season finale Saturday at 1:30 pm at McConagha Stadium in New Concord.

The Purple Raiders claimed their 23rd overall and 20th straight OAC title along with an automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Division III Football Championship with an exciting 25-20 win over Baldwin-Wallace. Mount Union held a 19-0 lead before B-W scored 20 straight points to take a 20-19 lead with just under six minutes to play.  The Raiders then moved 68 yards in 10 plays and on 4th and 11, junior quarterback Matt Piloto (Rotonda West, Fla./Lemon Bay) hit junior wide receiver Chris Denton (Plantation, Fla./South Plantation) on a 29-yard touchdown pass that turned out to be the game-winner.  Junior running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) rushed for 155 yards while the defense was led by junior safeties Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) and Alex Nicholls (Galion/Galion).  Driskill had a career-high 14 tackles while Nicholls had a pair of interceptions. 

Muskingum entered the fourth quarter with a 19-14 lead at Capital but the Crusaders rallied with two scores and sent the Muskies to their fifth straight loss, 28-26.  Quarterback Dalton Smith passed for a career-best 300 yards with two touchdowns, but threw three interceptions.  His top target was James Washington, who had career-highs with nine catches for 141 yards.  Alex Thomas had 14 tackles for a defense that forced four tunovers.    


All Mount Union football 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. You can also here the WRMU 91.1 FM feed on any phone by calling (330) 445-7900.

Home games will also be shown on television via tape delay on regional sports cable channel SportsTimeOhio and WIVM TV52 (Stark County), WIVN TV29 (New Philadelphia), Time Warner Cable (ch. 989-Stark County, ch. 99-Tuscarawas County), Massillion Cable (ch. 21) and Clear Picture Cable (ch. 21-Wayne County). Image Video produces the broadcasts with Joe Tait, who just finished a 39-year run as the radio voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, does the play-by-play and Harry Paidas handles the color commentary.


This is the 66th meeting between the teams with Mount Union holding a 34-29-2 lead in the series that dates back to a 23-0 Muskingum win on November 3, 1906. The Raiders have won 22-straight meetings since a 17-17 tie in 1988 in Mount Union Stadium. The last Muskie win in the series came in a 24-19 victory in 1984 in Alliance.


Larry Kehres (Mount Union '71) is 312-23-3 (.927) in his 26th season as head coach as one of the most successful coaches in college football history. His teams have won 22 OAC Championships, including the last 20 in a row, along with 10 of the last 18 NCAA Division III National Championships.

Al Logan (Muskingum '82) is 14-35 (.286) in his fifth season at his Alma mater. Logan came to New Concord after serving four years as the offensive coordinator at Wittenberg University. Logan also had assistant coaching stints at Davidson (NC), Sewanee (GA), John Carroll and Miami (OH). Logan's career head coaching record is 14-41 after serving as head coach for two seasons at Sewanee.


Mount Union will find out Sunday afternoon at 2 pm via an Internet video selection show on NCAA.com who will be their first round opponent and where the game will be played in the 2011 NCAA Division III Football Playoffs.


The Muskies jumped out to a 4-0 record including a 27-7 win over then No. 9 ranked Ohio Northern but Muskingum has since dropped five straight games -- three of those by 10 points or less.  Taking care of the football has been an issue as the Muskies are minus-12 in turnover margin over the current five-game skid.

Defense has been the name of the game for the Muskies are the OAC's No. 3 rated unit and they are among the nation's leaders with 37 sacks.  Junior Sean West and senior Donte Douglas have a team-best 5.5 and 5.0 sacks respectively has 15 different 

Muskingum players have a sack.  Linebacker Alex Thomas, a senior from Canton GlenOak grad, is tied for the OAC lead in tackles with 101.

Youth is the theme on offense as the unit is led by sophomore quarterback Dalton Smith and sophomore wide receiver James Washington.  Smith has thrown for 1,683 yards which ranks third all-time at Muskingum for a single season. He also has tallied 2,060 yards of total offense, as he leads the team with 103 rushing carries along with 377 yards and five TD's, that ranks third all-time at Muskingum.  Washington has 738 yards receiving this year which ranks second all-time for a season in the school record books.  Senior running back Palmer Smith (96 carries, 389 yds., 1 TD) will also see action in the backfield.  

Oberlin Club Sports Report Oct. 31- Nov. 6
Report edited by Cynthia Getschow

Clun Sports 11_8_11
Upcoming Events

Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3:00    Coed Soccer v Denison (North Fields)
3:15 Ice Hockey Game (Elyria Rec Rink)
Sat.-Sun., Nov. 12 Bowling @ Raider Classic Tournament (Dayton, OH)
   Equestrian Huntseat @ U. Findlay Show
Sunday, Nov. 13 1:00 Table Tennis @ Ashland U. (Ashland, OH)
Team Updates

The Badminton Club was quiet for Fall Break but came back roaring with its first intercollegiate visit to Baldwin-Wallace College on Saturday the 5th. With enormous help from Betsy Bruce, the nascent Badminton Club was able to take several of its most dedicated players to Berea,OH and play with the badminton club at B-W. We had a fair amount of wins and losses in both singles and doubles matches, but overall, we definitely had a fun experience that we hope to repeat again soon in the future! In other news, the Badminton Club now has more practice time with the start of badminton classes this module. Besides the usual Saturdays 3-5p, the club can now play between 12:15 and 1:30p Tuesdays and Thursdays.
-Anrey Wang

The bowling team has had a busy few weeks and it winding down its tournament play for the first semester.  On October 22nd and 23rd, the Oberlin Crimson participated in the UNOH Racer Classic.  The team held its own, finishing 5th out of 9 by making a huge leap from 7th to 5th place on the second day of competition.  This past weekend, Oberlin participated in its most grueling tournament weekend of the semester, bowling in back to back conference meets.  On Saturday, the team battled its way to a strong 10th place finish out of 23 teams, scoring consistently on difficult lane conditions.  On Sunday, the team had some difficulty in the baker-style games (the second part of the tournament) and finished 14th out of 23 teams.  The team will participate in this upcoming weekend's Wright State Classic down in the Dayton area, which will mark the last tournament of the semester.  In addition, the Oberlin Gold (B) Team made its season debut this past weekend, holding its own and gaining tremendous experience in the process.
-Johnnie Kallas

The Oberlin College Dressage Team had their weekly lessons.
-Rebecca Ciota

The equestrian team has had a busy week after fall break. On October 29-30, members who were on campus helped the barn warm up horses and host a hunt-seat show for the middle and high school teams in our region. Lessons continued as normal during the week, and the western team competed at a show on November 5-6. The hunt-seat team will be competing at Lake Erie College on November 12-13. Stay tuned to hear about how our riders placed!
-Grace Handley

The Flaming Blades have scheduled their first big competition of the season. On December 4th they will compete at the University of Wisconsin against 6 other teams. From now until then they will be kicking their practice schedule into high gear to prepare. 
-Alex Guevara

Ice Hockey
The Elyria ice rink opened up this week, and we have an exciting scrimmage on Friday and a great first practice this Sunday. Lots of fresh faces are showing up, including many enthusiastic under-classmen who are recruiting and getting involved with the team. Our first game is this coming Saturday at 3:15 at our home rink in Elyria against The Revolution!
-Emma Karp

SCUBA certification for the fall is underway. There are now 9 students enrolled.
-Akemi Berry

This weekend, the Albino Squirrels headed down to Kenyon for their first game after fall break. The game was an absolute cracker from the start. Alex Cheney started the ball rolling by excellently converting a cross for the first goal in under the first ten minutes. The Kenyon midfield was in tatters, with ball after ball wasted down the wing. However, just as yet another Obie play seemed to be headed for goal, a snappy play by the Kenyon forwards got in the equalizer. Despite a flurry of further Oberlin attacks, the Kenyon forwards soon capitalized on another goal before half time. The Obies went back in with their game faces on, knowing only more and more shots on target could help them. By this time, the lumbering opposition forwards tired as their defense too lapsed in the face of numerous of possession plays. One Kenyon center back finally went a little too far with a lunge inside the penalty box, earning Oberlin a penalty. Cooly converted by Shin, the game finally seemed to be swinging the right way. Both teams were completely at each others throats by this point - spreading plenty of good cheer in the absence of a referee. The last, and sadly final breakthrough came in Kenyon's favour with a goal in the last half hour. A frantic barrage of counters followed, but to no avail. The match ended Kenyon 3, Oberlin 2. An intense, forceful game, and one that still ended with Oberlin heads held high.
-Saksham Khosla

Table Tennis
The week before fall break the table tennis club hosted an exhibition match between the two top players in Ohio for their age groups. Not coincidentally, they are brothers. The event was well attended despite short notice, with around 60 people sitting on the bleachers in the main basketball court. A few weeks later the older brother, Keith Pech, would return with his team from Baldwin-Wallace to compete at Oberlin again. This past Sunday featured a round robin style scrimmage between Oberlin, Baldwin-Wallace, and Case Western. With 8 members of the Oberlin team playing, it was a long day filled with exciting singles and doubles matches. They played well against their more experienced opponents, but will have to train hard before they face those same opponents again later this month!
-Alex Guevara

Members of the tumbling club enjoyed a renewed sense of purpose this week, whether it was preparation for an upcoming demonstration, or the desire to get back at handstand practice. Several members of the club spent fall break on campus training for the upcoming show on Nov 12th, which will primarily be an aerial performance (and will be totally tight).
-Benjamin George-Hinnant

Women’s Ultimate
The Preying Manti spent the past week running intense, focused practices and reviewing the fundamentals of ultimate in preparation for their last official tournament of the semester. The tournament was organized by Case Western and played just an hour from Oberlin's campus. The first day of the tourney was challenging for the Manti, who tried out many new skill sets and strategies. They put up a good fight and had many close games, but didn't come out with any wins. In the second day, the Manti won both of their games with a combination of tools learned the first day, good communication, and cohesive teamwork. The team looks forward to reviewing the past season and making plans to build up to an even stronger season this Spring.
-Danielle Schrimmer