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(L-R): Natalie Southard, Tricia McCutchan and Rachel Gulasey

McCutchan, Gulasey and Southard Named to All-UAA Volleyball Team

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Three members of the Case Western Reserve University volleyball squad have been tabbed to the prestigious All-University Athletic Association team, announced by the UAA office this afternoon. Highlighting Case's selections was a first-team nod for senior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, Ohio/Stephen T. Badin).

In addition to McCutchan, junior libero Rachel Gulasey (Cleveland, Ohio/Magnificat) and freshman Natalie Southard (Buffalo, N.Y./City Honors School) earned second-team and honorable mention status, respectively.

Magnificat alumna Rachel Gulasey

McCutchan is the first Spartan selected to the All-Association First Team since CWRU Hall of Famer Lindsey Deyer in 2000. Now a four-time All-UAA selection with three second-team nods prior to this season, McCutchan recently completed one of the most accomplished playing careers in school history. In 2011, she led the league with 457 kills, while ranking second with 116 blocks and seventh with a .316 hitting percentage. McCutchan also posted 277 digs while playing in all 118 sets. Also a two-time Capital One Academic All-American, she finishes her career with the CWRU records for kills (1,917), sets played (495) and blocks (489) in addition to earning UAA Athlete of the Week honors seven times.

Gulasey, who was an honorable mention pick last season, led the team and ranked fifth in the UAA with 494 digs. In three seasons, she ranks fifth all-time in school history with 1,544 digs.

Southard was one of the UAA's top rookies, finishing 20th with 239 kills, sixth with a .320 hitting percentage, and third with 106 blocks.

The Spartans (22-10, 5-5 UAA) posted a fourth-straight season of at least 20 victories and finished fourth in the UAA for the second-consecutive season.

WSU Men Drop Exhibition to Central State; Raiders set for Ohio State on Veterans' Day

The men's basketball team fell behind 14-2 at the start and could not recover as they dropped a 56-50 exhibition decision to Central State in Wright State's Nutter Center.

The Marauders scored the first seven points of the game and led 14-2 following an Eddie Jean Pierre three with 13:54 remaining in the first half.  WSU cut the deficit to 16-12 on a Tavares Sledge layup at the 6:39 mark before Central State extended the margin back out to nine before taking a 25-18 halftime lead.

CSU shot 35 percent in the first half while Wright State was at 26 percent, including one of 10 from three-point range.

Jean Pierre gave Central State a 44-32 lead on a layup with 8:04 remaining, but the Raiders chipped away and drew to within four at 52-48 on a Julius Mays fast-break layup with 1:02 left.

The Raiders got within four with 28 seconds to go, but two Gates foul shots with six seconds left closed out the contest.

Central State shot 46 percent in the second half and 40 percent overall while WSU hit for 41 percent the final 20 minutes and 34 percent on the night.  The Marauders dominated the boards by a 48-22 count and led 12-4 in second-chance points.

Battle and Mays paced the Raiders with 12 points, but no other Wright State player managed more than six.  Johann Mpondo gathered in nine rebounds.

Rice led all scorers with 18 for Central State and added eight rebounds while Gates had 11 points and six assists.

Wright State opens the regular season on Friday, November 11, as the Raiders visit Ohio State for a 9:00 matchup that will be televised on the Big Ten Network.

 'Berg Cross Country Teams to Compete at 

NCAA Great Lakes Regional

TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University men's and women's cross country teams
are set to compete at the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Regional
Championship on Saturday, Nov. 12 at Oberlin College's Woodchip Trail.  The
women's six-kilometer race begins at 11 a.m. and the men's eight-kilometer
race starts at noon.

Last season, the men placed eighth among 33 teams at the regional meet,
while the women came in 24th of 34.

Both teams last competed on Oct. 29 at the 2011 Ohio Athletic Conference
Championships where the men posted a fourth-place finish and the women
placed seventh.  At that meet, senior John Gogle (Sunbury/Big Walnut) came
in 11th overall in a time of 26:12.30 to lead the men's team, while junior
Bobbi Custer (Woodstock/Triad) came in 25th overall in 23:51.10 to lead

Saturday's regional championship will be the second time this season for
Heidelberg runners at Oberlin.  The Berg ran at the Oberlin College
Interregional Rumble on Oct. 15.

The top two teams in each race will receive an automatic bid to the 2011
NCAA Championships.

Raiders Ink Two in Early Period

Wright State head men's basketball coach Billy Donlon announced Wednesday the signing of two high school seniors who will attend WSU and play basketball for the Raiders: J.T. Yoho from Eastern Greene (IN) High School and Jacoby Roddy from Manual (IL) High School.


Yoho, a 6-6, 220-pound guard/forward from Bloomfield, Indiana, averaged 18.3 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.1 assists as a junior and has started every game at Eastern Greene since his freshman season.  Eastern went 23-3 last year, and Yoho was chosen to the Indiana Junior All-Stars team.  He played all five positions in high school and has the ability to score from anywhere, according to his high school coach, Andy Igel.


Roddy, a 6-5 forward from Peoria, Illinois, averaged 10 points and eight rebounds in his junior year for the Rams, including 10 double-doubles.  He also played for the Illinois Wolves AAU program under the direction of Mike Mullins.  Roddy has always relied on strong defense and a great work ethic for his success, according to his high school coach, Derrick Booth.

"I would like to thank my staff for doing a terrific job with this recruiting class," Donlon said.  "J.T. and Jacoby bring skill, size, and athleticism to our team.  Both J.T. and Jacoby come from winning high school programs and have a great tenacity for winning."

The Raiders open the regular season Friday night at Ohio State at 9 pm after posting a 19-14 overall record last year under the first-year head coach.

Oberlin looks to decay Gators' molars

Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College football team will close out its 2011 campaign on Saturday as it travels to Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania.

What: Oberlin College Yeomen (2-7, 1-4 NCAC) @Allegheny College Gators (5-4, 4-2 NCAC)
When: Saturday, November 12, 1 p.m. EST
Where: Frank B. Fuhrer Field – Meadville, Pennsylvania
Radio: AM- 1320 WOBL l Brian Deitz (play-by-play) l Don Vincent (color)
Web Audio: Listen
Live Video: Watch
Live Stats: View

Series: Oberlin trails the all-time series 18-26-1

Last Meeting Against the Gators: Oberlin lost to Allegheny College 14-17 on November 13th, 2010 at Savage Stadium.

Last Time out for the Yeomen: Lost to Ohio Wesleyan University 23-30 (11/5/11)

Series Information ...
Oberlin trails the all-time series against the Gators 18-26-1 with the first meeting between the two schools coming all the way back in 1907 when the Yeomen shutout the Gators 25-0 in Oberlin … In the 2010 matchup, the Yeomen offense struggled throughout the whole game, and didn’t  manage to get on the board until Robin Witjes caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from graduated senior Joey Zebelian with 1:29 to go in the game… Drew Mixter would recover the ensuing onside kick and the Yeomen Adam Neic would have a 28-yard touchdown reception with 1:00 remaining in the game … The next onside attempt failed, and the game was over… On the defensive side of the ball, Matt Richard had 13 total tackles, including one for a loss, and a forced fumble, and Eric Enricoadded six tackles and an interception.

Scouting the Gators…
The Allegheny Gators are averaging 21.3 points per game in the 2011 season. They average 4.7 yards per play, and 310 per game. They have a pretty balanced attack, rushing for 112 yards per game and throwing for 198… The Gators use two running backs in their system. Ben Perko averages 4.5 yards per carry and has 307 on the season. Brian Tamburlin is the short yardage power back and has 321 yards on 114 carries and four touchdowns… Quarterback Jordon Fowler, who is 177-269 on the year for 1746 yards and 13 touchdowns and only five interceptions, leads the Gator offense. Fowler’s main targets are Matt Griffith and Sean Griffin. Both are senior wide receivers. Griffith has a team high 40 catches on the year for 507 yards and seven touchdowns. Griffin has 26 catches for 414 yards and five touchdowns… The Gator defense is led by defensive back Colin Hartford. He has three interceptions on the season, two of which he returned for touchdowns. He has also recorded 31 tackles. Linebacker William Devlin leads the team with 68 total tackles and 3.5 sacks. He has also added 7.5 tackles for a loss. The Defensive line is led by John Douglas who has 26 tackles on the year, but 12.5 of them have been for a loss, and he’s added 2.5 sacks.

Keeping it on their side…
Senior punter Cory Kidd had a career day last year against the Gators. He punted seven times, and netted 281 yards, including a career long 71 yarder. For the 2010 season he averaged 40.6 yards per punt, which set the school record. His ability to change the field position during the game can make the Gator offense have to work with a long field all day.


Big Numbers…
Quarterback Josh Mandel has 1839 passing yards this season. If he can throw for 161 or more yards, he will become only the fourth quarterback in Oberlin history to pass for 2,000 yards in a season. He also has 18 touchdown passes this year, which is only one away from the season record of 19 set by Willie Martinez in 1974.

Sack Milestone…
Last week’s performance of two and a half sacks by Clay Eaton gave him 10 on the season. That’s good for second place all time in a single season. He needs three and half more to tie Chris Pisani, who had 13.5 in 2005. The 10 sacks this year gives him 18.5 in his career, which is also good for second place all time, just four and a half back from Pisani for the career record of 22.5.

Every Which Way…
The Yeomen offense has been everything but traditional this year due to injuries and personnel problems. Alan Estep’s creative mind has allowed a ton of different people to contribute to the scoreboard this year. Four different Yeomen have rushed for touchdowns, three different Yeomen have thrown for touchdowns, and 7 Yeomen have receiving touchdowns.
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

Flyers Defeat Findlay To Conclude Exhibition Play, 87-66; Set to Start Regular Season Against Leathernecks
Kevin Dillard Records 12 Points, Nine Assists

The University of Dayton Flyers men’s basketball team concluded its two game exhibition slate with an 87-66 victory over the Findlay University Oilers at UD Arena.

Just as they did last week against Walsh, the Flyers came out scorching from the field. UD converted their first 5-of-8 shots by the first media timeout. Findlay struggled from the start as they converted just 2-of-8 shots during that same time span as the Flyers led 11-6. 

Findlay cut the Flyer lead to 11-10 with 14:48 remaining in the half, but Kevin Dillard would not relinquish the Flyer lead. Dillard went on to score the next seven Flyer points during a span of one minute and twenty-seven seconds to push the Flyer lead to 18-10. Alex Gavrilovic converted a fastbreak layup to put the Flyers up 20-10 with 11:39 remaining in the half. By that point the Flyers had converted their first 9-of-16 shots.

Gavrilovic answered again with a layup and the foul as he converted the three-point play to put UD up 23-10 with 11:21 left in the first half.

Chris Johnson converted his first bucket of the game with a three-pointer with 10:43 left in the half with the Flyers leading 26-10. That three capped off a 15 point Flyer run, which spanned four minutes and twenty-six seconds.

Luke Fabrizius converted a fastbreak bucket on a Johnson feed to push the lead to 31-14 with nine minutes remaining in the half. On the very next possession Dillard dished to Fabrizius who converted a three-point play to put the Flyers up 34-14. 

Dillard wrapped a pass around the defenders back to find a streaking Fabrizius who laid it up and in to give the Flyers a 47-28 lead with 1:15 left in the half. Dillard had nine points, six assists and five rebounds in the first half.

Paul Williams drained the final field goal of the half with 6.7 seconds remaining as he made a three-pointer and was fouled. The four-point play gave the Flyers a 51-30 halftime advantage, which was their biggest lead of the half.

Benson started the second half with a basket just as he had started the game. This time he made the basket and was fouled. The three-point play gave the Flyers a 54-30 lead with 19:34 remaining.

Dillard scored his final basket on a three-pointer with 14:49 left to give the Flyers a 62-35 lead with 16:05 left in the game. Dillard finished just shy of a double-double with 12 points and nine assists to go along with six rebounds.

Paul Williams drained back-to-back three pointers to push the Flyer lead to 68-37 with 14:49 left. Williams led the Flyers with 14 points as he shot 5-of-6 from the field, including a perfect 3-of-3 from downtown.

Chris Johnson hit his third triple of the game to give the Flyers a 73-39 advantage with 11:23 remaining. On the Flyers next basket, Johnson split the defense with a left handed lay-up to give the Flyers a 75-46 lead with 9:09 left in the game.

That would be the last made field goal for the Flyers over the next six minutes and sixteen seconds. The Oilers went on a 15-0 run to cut the Flyer lead to 75-58 with 5:02 remaining. The Flyer scoring drought lasted four minutes and fifteen seconds until Josh Parker converted a free throw with 4:54 remaining in the game. The field goal drought did not end until Chris Johnson made a lay-up with 2:53 left. By that point a 29 point Flyer lead (75-46) had been cut to 16 (80-64).

The Flyers regained their stroke as Paul Williams hit a jumper with 2:32 remaining giving the Flyers an 82-66 lead, and then Josh Parker made a three pointer to give the Flyers an 87-66 lead with one minute left in the game.

Overall the Flyers converted 50 percent of their shots (30-of-60) and dominated on the boards as they out-rebounded the Oilers 47-31. Josh Parker led the Flyers with eight rebounds.

Four Flyers scored in double figures led by Williams’ 14 points. Chris Johnson added 13 points, Kevin Dillard had 12 points and Josh Benson had 11 points.

The Flyers forced the Oilers to shoot just 3-of-23 from beyond the arc (13 percent) and 20-of-56 overall (35.7 percent).

The Flyers are back in action next Saturday in their first regular season game against the Western Illinois Leathernecks. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 pm ET at UD Arena.

Molly Schriber Tabbed Women's Soccer 

Second-Team All-OAC

TIFFIN, Ohio -Heidelberg University junior goalkeeper Molly Schriber (Sidney)
was named to the All-Ohio Athletic Conference women's soccer second team,
announced today by the OAC office.  The all-conference accolade is the first
of her career.

Schriber started all 16 matches she appeared in for the Berg in 2011 and was
4-9-0 overall, including two shutouts.  She totaled 84 saves and
successfully defended 77.1 percent of the shots she faced while allowing
just 25 goals in 1,082 minutes for a 2.08 goals-against-average.

In 44 career matches, Schriber has logged 2,726 minutes in net and made 216
saves.  She is 12-17-1 overall.

Schriber is continuing her student-athletic endeavors this winter as a post
player on Heidelberg's women's basketball team.

Amateur Bowling Notes

Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 11/8/11


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Alan Hodge, Cleveland, 9/29, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Jonathan Whoolery, Sagamore Hills, 10/28, Red Circle Lanes;

Charles Russell, Cleveland, 11/2, Ambassador Superior;

Erin Loschetter, Avon, 11/2, Buckeye Lanes;

Joe Pieciak, North Royalton, 11/4, Seven Hills Lanes;

Eric Gergotz, Cleveland, 11/4, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Norm Loescher, Russell Township, 11/4, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Tim Laporta, Brooklyn, 11/5, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Eric Selzer, Brunswick, 11/5, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Sam Gedeon, Rocky River, 11/7, Buckeye Lanes;

Dan Block, Parma, 11/6, Brookgate Lanes;

Michael King Jr., Garfield Heights, 11/7, Southgate Lanes;

Karen Snodgrass, Olmsted Township, 11/8, Buckeye Lanes;

Warren Apger, North Olmsted, 11/8, Fairview Lanes;



    299 Games

Chris Coles, Cleveland, 9/15, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Larry Haynik Jr., Broadview Heights, 11/5, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Randy Short, Brook Park, 11/4, Brookgate Lanes;

James Fishburn, Parma, 11/8, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Dale Hallman, Parma, 11/8, Freeway Lanes of Parma;



    298 Games



    800 Series

Norm Loescher, Russell Township, 11/4, Cloverleaf Lanes (856);

Larry Haynik Jr., Broadview Heights, 11/5, Cloverleaf Lanes (814);

Brian Smith, 11/5, Brookgate Lanes (846);