A Page -- Oct. 13, 2010

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Pre-School Sports wraps up tot 

football season; heads into indoor 

soccer, basketball,possibly wrestling

Oct. 13, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

AVON LAKE – The final two sessions of Pre-School Sports football were held here yesterday at the Avon Lake United Church of Christ, which culminated six weeks of gridiron instruction along with one special week with the clinic held at Memorial Field on the campus of the high school.

The instruction for boys 3-6 is very fundamental, which basically introduces them to the game, much the same as Pre-School owner Craig Collins’ other segments – baseball, soccer and basketball – are designed to do.

For instance, today they learned how to get into two, three and four-point stances.

“We have this just so that they know something about the game when they are ready to join a team,” said Collins, who played quarterback at Westlake High School in the mid-1980s but now lives in Shoreman territory. “When I say something like, ‘Take a knee,” they know what I mean. When they go to a team, they’ll know what simple things like that know about the game.”

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By the end of the practice, Collins ran a drill in which one player ran with the ball and the linebacker, a position that Collins taught today, had to grab his flag. Also in the lesson plan today was the difference between flag and tackle football.

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Then came the double-team drill in which the ball carrier had to elude two linebackers to get to the goal.

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Collins takes a knee with campers

Even though Collins wore his green Westlake Demons jersey (which he incidentally still has in his possession) with his old No. 3 on it, he ended his practice with teaching the young Student/Athletes a “Go Shoremen” chant as they came out of the huddle. The Shoremen host the Demons this weekend.

Max Kramhoelter

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Pre-School sports will now head into a short tot indoor soccer season and then comes basketball, the most popular Pre School Sports so far.

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“Last year we had 140 in basketball but this year we should have at least 200 participants,” said Collins. “We’ll occupy the gym at least from 8:30 to 5:30 every Saturday.”

Last year Collins ran seven sessions of basketball each Saturday in the winter, changing to a new group of campers every 45 minutes.

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“Some people asked if I could do wrestling and we might,” said Collins. “I could teach them the fundamentals but if they want to go into tournaments, I won’t be able to teach them every hold.”

One does not necessarily have to have played a sport extensively in order to teach it at the fundamental level. Even though Collins played football in the fall in high school, he still knows enough about soccer in order to teach it.

Will Kelley

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In fact, former Bay High soccer coach Sam Massad, who coached the Rockets to two state championships, taught soccer to son Wade Massad (a fellow quarterback at Westlake with Collins and later an All American kicker at Baldwin-Wallace) and his friends in the Westlake community, as the sport was still growing and transforming from an ethnic to suburban sport back in the 1970s and ‘80s. There was somewhat of a soccer as well as an “other sports” culture within those great Demon teams.

Comets don't want to take Nordonia 

lightly by looking ahead one week; 

this to be last meeting between the 

schools

Oct. 13, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

SOLON – After two consecutive blowouts on the road against so-called “formidable” opponents that brought its regular-season winning streak to 17 games, Solon’s football team returns home for two games, Friday against Nordonia and next week, the big one, against Medina.

This is usually a good month for Solon, which is 26-5 during all Octobers since 2003, including 14-1 in Stewart.

Nordonia comes into the game with 2-5 record and it would not be a good idea for the Comets to look ahead to Medina, which ran off five straight wins to start the season and is now 6-1. The Knights’ two wins are against clubs with a combined record of 1-13. This will be the last meeting since Nordonia is leaving the league after this season.


GAME PREVIEW


“Anytime two schools matchup that have played as many games as we have against each other, both mental and physical preparation are key,” said Solon Head Coach Jim McQuaide. “We have had some great games with the Knights over the years and we wish them the best as they move for-ward.”
Chris Humphrey

In last week’s 27-0 whitewashing in Brunswick, Solon’s scoring began in the second quarter with a 27-yard Chris Humphrey interception. Kyle Hammonds and AJ Hicks each scored in the third quarter to put the Comets ahead, 21-0. Two Alex Knight field goals sealed the deal for the Comets in the fourth and the defense posted their second shutout of the season.

Currently, Solon is second in the computer rankings in Division I, Region 1 and could come close to clinching a playoff spot with a win over Nordonia, but obviously would love to get to get a home game that first week of the playoffs by remaining in the top four by continually winning.

Hoban alum Bill Schindel, Lutheran 

West grad Josh Malave, Woodridge 

product Andy Jenkins, and Derick 

Hesson named Mount Union 

wrestling captains

October 13, 2010 

By Lenny Reich


ALLIANCE, Ohio--University of Mount Union head wrestling coach Mark Hawald has named senior Bill Schindel (Tallmadge/Akron Hoban) along with juniors Derick Hesson (Dexter City/Caldwell), Andy Jenkins (Stow/Woodridge) and Josh Malave (Cleveland/Rocky River Lutheran West) as team captains for the 2010-11 season.

Lutheran West alum Josh Malave


"This is the first time I have named captains in my four seasons at Mount Union," commented Hawald, entering his fourth season at Mount Union. " I felt it was important this season to establish leadership with the team and all four of these men have been OAC finalists and are natural leaders."

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Yeo Notes: Oberlin at Wabash, Oct. 16

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By Ryan Mouch

Student/Athlete-Cleveland/Student/Writer

Oberlin – The Oberlin College football team will look to rebound after two tough losses as they take to the road for a NCAC battle with the Wabash College Little Giants. The Yeomen have dropped 12 straight to the Little Giants since their first meeting in 1945.

Avon tops Bay, 2-0, for third 

consecutive West Shore Conference 

championship share; Megan Garner 

scores game winner; Holly Kraus 

earns shutout in goal

Oct. 13, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

BAY VILLAGE – For the third consecutive year, Avon’s girls soccer team earned at least a share of the West Shore Conference championship with tonight’s 2-0 win here in Bay High School Stadium over the Rockets of Bay.

 It also marks the first time in the six-year history of the league that Bay has not had a share of the title as the Rockets go down in defeat in the league for the second time this season. Avon closes out the league slate at 6-0-1.

Rocky River (6-0-1 in WSC) beat Fairview, 3-0, tonight to also share the title for the second time in three years.     

Avon took a 1-0 lead at 28:04 when Devon Saini led Megan Garner coming down the center of the field with a ball that met her just before she hit the offside line.

Garner was able to go one-on-one with Bay keeper Margaret Francati and with confidence banged the ball smoothly to the back of the net.

Garner

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It was Garner’s eighth goal of the season, tying Saini for the team lead. It was Saini’s team-leading ninth assist of the season.

Saini

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Saini usually plays on the right side, but came down on the left side on this goal.

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Bay appeared to have a goal in the 21st minute when Alex Brown straddled the ball after a couple rebounds and was able to get it behind Avon keeper Holly Kraus and into the goal. However, the Rockets were offside. Heather Lyons and Anna Irvine also took shots that Kraus blocked.

Grace Foerstner took a 25-yard shot that she placed over Kraus’ head, but it sailed a foot too high in the 25th minute.

Nicole Chabot took one from 35 yards in the 35th minute for the Eagles that also went for a shot on goal.

  Avon was issued one yellow card in the first half for tripping.  

In the 50th minute, Saini sailed a ball into the center just in front of the 18-yard box that Holly Ohradzansky headed on goal but Francati was there to nab it for the save.

Ohradzansky sailed a nice pace into Garner in the 55th minute, but Garner could not get enough on the header to seriously challenge Francati, who was there to make the save.

Chabot took a 25-yard line drive in the 59th minute that appeared to be on its way into the goal, but Francati came through with the high reach and hand save.

Anna Irvine pick pocketed a defender, carried toward the goal and was tackled inside the penalty box and was tackled, earning Bay a penalty kick.

Alex Brown took the penalty kick but shot high, leaving the score 1-0 in favor of Avon.

Kraus

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The insurance goal finally came at 70:42 when Sammy Bender fed the ball to Chabot, who nailed it from 25 yards out for her eight goal of the season, putting three girls in a tie for the team lead heading into next week’s playoffs.

Chabot

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It was Bender’s first assist and 13th point on the season.

Giuliana Pugliesi, who scored a late goal two years ago right here, to enable the Rockets to come back against the Eagles and sneak out with a third of the league championship, took a restart from 30 yards at 72:30 that went right at Kraus, but again was high.




Avon Lake nips Mentor in boys' 


soccer


October 13, 2010


 Avon Lake was a 2-1 boys soccer winner tonight over  Mentor 1

 

Jaryt Salvo and Kevin Gjyrezi scored the Shoremen goals

 

Bryce Stuart had 2 saves in goal for Avon Lake

 

Assists for Avon Lake were tallied by Joey Villari, Nick Stephenson, Alex Voloshen

 

Score at half: was Avon Lake 1 Mentor 0

 

Shots for Avon Lake: 7 (6 were on goal)

 

Shots for Mentor: 6 (3 were on goal)



Mount tops Carroll foro first time since 

2003; moves into first-place tie with 

the Streaks

October 13, 2010 

ALLIANCE, Ohio—Thomas Beck (Poland/Cardinal Mooney) scored the game's lone goal in the 61st minute, as the Mount Union's men's soccer team defeated John Carroll in an Ohio Athletic conference matchup today at Mount Union Stadium.


The victory was the Purple Raiders first over the Blue Streaks since 2003 and improves their record to 8-4-1 overall and 3-1-0 in the OAC, while John Carroll suffers its first OAC loss and falls to 9-5-0, 3-1-0 OAC.


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Baldwin-Wallace College Men’s 

Soccer Falls 3-2 To Heidelberg 

University

By Jeff Miller

BEREA – The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team was defeated by OAC foe Heidelberg University, 3-2, tonight (Wednesday, October 13, 2010) at the George Finnie Stadium, in Berea.

With its loss, B-W is now 8-5-2 overall and 1-3 in the OAC. With its win, Heidelberg is now 9-3-1 overall and 3-0-1 in the OAC.
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