A Page -- Oct. 16, 2010

Avon High Alum Dan Smith
Photo by Joe Nogueras

Avon High alum Dan Smith named  

Runner of the Week in the OAC

By Joe Clarkson

ADA – Ohio Northern junior Dan Smith (Avon) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week of Oct. 4 – 10.

Smith snags the honor for the second week in a row and third time this season.

The junior was the top runner this weekend for a Polar Bear squad that finished second at the competitive Gene Mullin Furman Invitational.

Today Smith was running with his teammates at the Oberlin  Rumble.

Sometimes Lorain County can get 


Oct. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



OBERLIN --  Some who have been coming to the Don Hunsinger Tennis Courts on the campus of The College here to watch the sectional and district high school tournaments the past two weeks might have mistaken the long-considered extreme left-leaning academic institution as much further to the right of center on the “police-state”  scale.

Armed patrol men and women paced the turf and did their usual lounging during the five days the tournaments hit the courts the past 10 days.



With four of top five runners, 

Hoover wins girls Federal League 

race; Jax takes second as a team; 

Megan Monte is league champ

Oct. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

With the top three runners in the race and five of the top 14, Hoover won the championship in the girls Federal League Cross Country race today.

Megan Monte, Amy Stephens and Sydny Lautzenheiser finished first, second and third, respectively for the Vikings.

Emily Saus was fifth and Sara Polatas 14th for Hoover. Jackson took second with Maddie Schuler in seventh and Mikki Anderson in ninth.

Sandwiched in among the Hoover girls was GlenOak’s Jen Fockler in fourth. Perry’s best was Stacy Cameron in sixth. 

CSFL Futsal still taking 

applications despite already 

having a competitive field

With a competitive field already committed, the Cleveland Super F Futsal League is shaping up to be one of the strongest fields ever, but it the league is still accepting applications.

Both teams and players still have time to to get registered online for the season that begins later this month.  This will be the largest winter session to date for CSFL Futsal so time is running out.

Discounts are still available for early bird payment, multi-team, and multiple session registration. There will not be online payment options for team payment, only "mail by check", so call first.  Referee fees are not included in the team fees and are to be paid directly to the officials prior to each match.

The league will do its very best to accommodate scheduling requests. For more information call Avon High boys’ coach Chris Dore` at 440-320-2390.

Online registrations can be executed at www.cleveland.superfleague.com

Noelle Kaufmann, Trish Conlan, 

Brecksville-Broadview, Mayfield 

doubles teams round out 18 

tennis gals going to state next week

Oct. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

As expected, Westlake’s Lauren Golick won the Division I District Singles Tennis Championship today on the Don Hunsinger Courts on the campus of Oberlin College and will go to Columbus next week as a No. 1 seed.

Also six more girls qualified today to go with the 12 that had already qualified to states in Thursday’s preliminary and quarterfinal play. Magnificat’s Noelle Kaufmann qualified today through the singles backdraw as did Jackson’s Trish Conlan.


Kaufmann defeated Conlan in match for fifth place, 6-4, 7-6 (2).  Also qualifying today were Brecksville-Broadview Heights doubles team of Elise Griffin and Erin Davis, and Mayfield’s doubles team of Mitsuki Fukamachi and Joy Warner. 

The Bees’ duo won the fifth-place match over the Wildcats, 7-5, 6-4.

Kenston’s Victoria and Mandy Marchant wound up settling for runners-up honors in the  district , falling in three sets to a Canfield doubles team in three tight sets 7-5, 5-7, 7-6 (1) in ehe title match.  Westlake wound up taking third in two sets over Beaumont.

District champ Lauren Golick

Golick defeated Alex Bastock of Hudson  in the singles district title match in straight sets.

Maddie Gilley

Aurora’s Madddie Gilley took third place with a two-set win over Revere’s Natalie Robson. Gilley on Thursday became only the third girls tennis player in school history at Aurora to qualify to a state meet. The sophomore is a two-time league MVP in the Chagrin Valley Conference and with two more years of eligibility left has a chance to become a four-time winner.

Perry's Ty Griffin leads Mount Union 

to a10th-place finish 

at Regional 


October 16, 2010 

By Josh Reilly

OBERLIN, Ohio--Mount Union senior Ty Griffin (Massillon/Massillon Perry) placed eighth out of 284 runners and led the Purple Raiders to a 10th place team finish at the Regional Rumble at Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio.

The Purple Raiders at 280 points were top finishing Ohio Athletic Conference team and  just five points behind ninth place Denison (275).

Allegheny (Pa.) won the event with 66 points.



B-W Men’s Soccer Team Ties Ohio 

Northern 1-1, In Double Overtime 

By Jeff Miller

OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer team ties Ohio Athletic Conference rival Ohio Northern University,1-1 , in double overtime tonight (Saturday, October 16, 2010) on the pitch of Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea.  This was the second game of a women’s and men’s doubleheader on “Kick It for the Cure” Day. 

With its tie, B-W is now 8-5-3 overall and 1-3-1 in the OAC and next plays on Wednesday (Oct. 21) when it travels to Alliance, Ohio to play the University of Mount Union at 7:00 p.m. With its tie, the Polar Bears are now 12-3-1 overall and 4-0-1 OAC.



Oberlin Men's Soccer Finally Catches a Break
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Oberlin, Ohio – Despite controlling the run of play throughout the game and winning all of statistical categories – it was a little bit of luck that helped the Oberlin College men’s soccer team knock off Wittenberg University 1-0 on Saturday night at Fred Shults Field. 

The Yeomen had a plethora shot attempts and solid scoring opportunities but it was either an amazing save or wayward shot that kept the game scoreless until the 79th minute. That is when the luck finally turned for the Yeomen. On yet another attack by the Yeomen the ball was played up the field to Andrew Wiseon the near side and it appeared as if he was going to try to cross the ball, however, his service attempt hit off the back of a Tigers’ defender and into the net. 



Emily O'Connor

No. 1 seed Avon Lake tops defending 

Division II state champ Hathaway 

Brown in pre-tourney barn burner

Oct. 16, 2010

By John Kenny

In a match with a playoff type atmosphere, host Avon Lake beat non-conference foe Hathaway Brown by a score of 1-0. 

The Shoregals scored on a 2nd half goal by freshman Emily O'Connor who picked up a blocked shot
from senior Sarah Hudson who was credited with the assist.

In goal for Avon Lake was junior Dana Strimbu who made 8 saves.  Blazers goalie Grace Redmon
came up with 3 saves.  The victory improved Avon Lake's record to 12-3-1 while Hathaway Brown falls to 6-9-1.

Berg Offense Falls Short at #2 Mount Union

By Morgan Hawley

Alliance, Ohio – October 16, 2010 – The Heidelberg University football team’s high octane offense made it into the University of Mount Union territory, but could not convert and dropped a 45-7 decision to the host Purple Raiders this afternoon at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance, Ohio. The win improves Mount Union, who is ranked second in the nation according to D3football.com, to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the Ohio Athletic Conference, while the Berg stands at 2-4 and 1-4.


Heidelberg opened the contest with two trips to Mount Union territory in the first quarter, but could not find the end zone. In the second, the Berg’s offense had three quick possessions and Mount Union pulled out to a 31-0 lead at halftime. Mount Union scored on every possession in the opening half.


In the second half, Mount Union picked up where it left off, scoring out of the gate. The Berg defense settled in and forced three Purple Raiders punts on its final four possessions, including a scoreless fourth quarter.

Euclid native Mike Preston


Heidelberg copied its trips to Mount Union territory in the third quarter, before marching 85 yards in 11 plays to start the fourth quarter with a touchdown. Freshman quarterback Neil Anton (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. / Hialeah Miami Lakes) connected with senior wide receiver Mike Preston(Euclid, Ohio / Euclid) for a nine-yard touchdown with 10:17 left in the game. Senior place kicker Jesse Hawkins (Georgetown, Ky. / Scott County) connected on the point after to finish the scoring drive.



Brecksville-Broadview Heights High 

alum Jeff Kosek named OAC  

Soccer Player of the Week
Oct. 16, 2010

By Ashley Bauer

Student Writer

Jeff Kosek accomplished another first in his John Carroll soccer career this week -- earning Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Player of the Week.

Kosek POTW 101110

Because of his recent offensive performance in games against Wilmington and Marietta, Kosek was the first Blue Streak chosen for this award since Scott McKinney on October 27, 2008. Kosek and McKinney are the only two John Carroll players to earn the award during Kosek's career at John Carroll.

Last Wednesday, in the game against Marietta, Kosek scored two goals in a 5-1 defeat over the Pioneers. The pair of goals marked a game high performance for Kosek.

St. Ignatius rolls past St. Frank 

out of Buffalo, 47-7; sophomore 

McVey making his mark already

Oct. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete Cleveland Editor

PARMA – St. Ignatius’ football team moved its record to 4-4 with St. Xavier and rival St. Edward left on the schedule with tonight’s 47-7 win over Athol Springs (NY) St. Francis.

The Wildcats could end the regular season with a four-game winning streak and if they do so, should get enough points from the Bombers and Eagles to get back into the playoffs.

As it was a week ago against Erie Cathedral Prep, this one was a laugher before the first quarter was even completed. The Wildcats already had a 20-0 lead by the time the game was only 10:16 old.

Watch a few short videos of tonight’s Cats-St, Frank football game, filmed by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading:


The Wildcats took advantage of the incessant short field early. Matt Hoyer threw two TD passes to Dave Joseph and a 28-yard run by Danny Grace busted open the game early.


Listen to post-game interview with St. Ignatius Student/Athlete Matt Hoyer from tonight’s Wildcats-Buffalo St. Francis  football game, conducted by Norm Weber, Eddie Dwyer and Larry Sheehe, by clicking and downloading


The third score was a quickie as Hoyer threw 39 yards to Joseph with 1:44 still to go in the first quarter on a one-play, six-second, 39-yard drive.

After the defense stopped the Buffalo area team, which has been 2-5 against Ohio schools the past five years and 2-13 against Iggy, the Wildcats failed to add to the lead when a field goal attempt  by Tim Shenk fell short with three minutes gone in the second quarter.


 Listen to post-game interview with St. Ignatius Student/Athlete Dave Joseph from tonight’s Wildcats-Buffalo St. Francis  football game, conducted by Norm Weber,, by clicking and downloading


Sophomore Tim McVey sack, almost single-handedly made it a 26-0 game. After turning in a sack on a St. Frank third down play that forced the Red Raiders to punt, McVeigh blocked the punt, scooped up the loose ball and scored the TD with 6:48 to go in the half.


Listen to post-game interview with St. Ignatius Student/Athlete Tim McVey from tonight’s Wildcats-Buffalo St. Francis football game, conducted by Norm Weber,  by clicking and downloading


This time Shenk did not “shank” the extra point, splitting the bars for this third of fourth PAT attempts, making it 27-0 in favor of the hosts.


It was not that way for too long, as Hoyer threw his third TD pass of the game, this one a 20-yard fling into the end zone to Blake Thomas with 2:59 to go in the half. Again the Carts started with good field position after Joseph returned a punt to the Red Raider 39.  Hoyer completed a fourth-down pass to Tim McCoy for a  first down a t the 20, setting  up the score. The 34-0 lead stood through th duration to the halftime break.

Antghony Mascia’s 69-yard run set up Grace’s second TD and then McVey came in on offense and ran 55 yards for  a score.

Behind top-five finishes by Mike 

Kopko and Tommy Lewis, Hoover 

wins boys' Federal League Race

Oct. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Led by Mike Kopko and Tommy Lewis, Hoover won the Federal League boys’ cross country championship race today.

Kopko finished second and Lewis third behind race winner Justin Groubert of Lake.


The Viking scoring pack finished somewhere in the top 22 spots with Alex Hernandez taking sixth, Justin Runner (his real name) finished 21st and Joe Delamater 22nd.

Jackson took second with Matt Olinger finishing ninth and a four-pack of Nate Seidel, Evan Reed, Devin Metzger and Will Coulter taking the 12th through 15th spots.

Aaron White led Perry with a fourth-place finish. Jax Zaremba finished fifth in the race to lead GlenOAk.

McKinley’s best came from Joe Caizza, who took 20th

Hoover dominates FL girls JV race

Oct. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

As the varsity team did, Hoover’s JV cross country team ran in a big pack around top 10 group of the race to win the title in the Federal League.

The JV Vikes took seven of the top nine spots to win the race. Hoover had Zoe Shetler win the race, followed by Hannah Christ second, Helen Meffie third, Emily Jakowski fourth, Emily Wessel seventh, Claire James eighth and Ashley Hinderer ninth.

Abby Snow took fifth, Emma Dillon sixth and Kate Lawrence 10th for Jackson.

Alex Wind and purple  gusts 

behind him allow Polar Bears to 

blow by challengers and win boys 

FL JV race

Oct. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Alex Wind won the race to lead the Jackson High boys to the championship in the boys JV Federal League Cross Country Meet.

Also for the Polar Bears, Ben Hyde took third, Greg Snier fifth, Keith Swietzer sixth, Ryan Shahan seventh, and Matt Pech eigth.

Hoover had Cole Bukowy second, and Camden Haverfield fourth. Perry had Seth Kurzen ninth. 

All-American Kim Chinn

B-W Women’s Cross 

Country Team Finishes 

Seventh, Men 17th at 

Oberlin Inter-Regional

Oct. 16, 2010

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA – The defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Baldwin-Wallace College women’s cross country team placed seventh and the men were 17th at the 2010 Oberlin College Inter-Regional Meet at Oberlin College today (Saturday, October 16) in Oberlin.

Midview alumna Lauren Hutka

The women competed in a 6K race and the men in an 8K.  The women finished seventh of 24 total teams with 185 total points.  The men were 17th of 31 teams and scored 456 total points.



Comets close regular season by 

wiping out Whitehouse

Amherst's boys' soccer team capped off its regular season with a 4-1 win over Anthony Wayne Whitehouse tonight.

The Comets' balanced scoring attack wasled
by Connor Klekota, who scored his 20th goal of the year and added two

Jon Strickler,Mark Ferber,and Adam Gonzallez added goals for Amherst and Jeff Hamm and Andrew Matakovich pitched in with assists.

Maximo Meggitt and Shelby Neidert split the win in goal.

Amherst improved to 12-3-1 on the season with the victory.