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The discernible Dr. Savage

S/A Commentary

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Apparently one father was not allowed to enter the premises to watch his daughter play tennis. Whoever made this decision to restrict freedom in such a manner is irrelevant, but the point is that such a ridiculous order could only be issued in a place like Lorain County and certainly confirms the accuracy of the title of Dr. Michael Savage’s third best-selling political book, “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder.” (In fact, Dr. Savage’s new book, “Trickle-Up Poverty,” in which he writes much the sane of what is inherent in this column was just released 10 days ago).


The details surrounding the “order” to alienate someone in such a harsh manner are moot. Apparently another player on the team had quit because this gentleman was apparently giving her a hard time, but apparently she had lost a challenge to be the No. 1 singles player to his daughter and could be merely a resentment issue, calling for a concocted tale. A local media outlet reported it and of course the Cleveland electronic media jumped on that one, obviously so with the undercurrent of misandry that runs through the mainstream media in general.


What were the guards going to do if he showed his face? Shoot him?


The fact it is is that Lorain County is driven by a statist approach to most things controversial, much more statist than most counties in the state. The only place in the county that does not adhere to this “Lorain County mentality” despite being situated in Lorain County physically is Avon Lake.


At one time Avon Lake also was infested with this type of stinking thinking that is opposed to anything that smacks of privatization, individuality, or personal expression. In essence, any idea that goes against the “collective will” is deemed “bad” and should be stifled, punished and if need be “sent to the Russian Front.”


Something happened in 1966 that freed Avon Lake of this “collective disorder” and still infests 95 percent of the county. It changed Avon Lake forever and the legacy that still lives on from a bold decision 44 years ago really has left a distinguishing mark on that small corner of the county – academically, athletically, socially, spiritually, and emotionally (one needs to do his own research on this one but involved the opposition to the hiring of a Teacher/Coach because he was Catholic, a la Jack Kennedy). Whether Avon, right across the tracks, makes it there or not still remains to be seen, but there is hope.


However, the rest of the county still can’t escape this perilous paranoia that has paralyzed the county, keeping it from moving beyond a way of thinking that breeds fear and depression.  Elsewhere in the county, parents have been known to confront “sports workers” and demand their “papers” for proof of authenticity.  In yet another particular city in this county this hangover-like atmosphere is so bad that one almost needs to wear a bullet-proof vest just to spend five minutes there – during the day.


Of course serious crimes go unnoticed when paranoia of individual thinking or saying the “wrong” things is heightened to the level of the “worst” kind of offense.  One never knows; Willoughby South Rebel T shirts have been outlawed due to nervous twitches by administrators, bureaucrats and shyster lawyers. Of course state(s) in the union acting individually is also frowned upon in today’s “be-sensitive- at-all costs” social climate even if it means trashing the truth


Enough said on this issue. In short, such a ridiculous Stalinist-like turn of events would never have taken place in most other counties. It makes no difference, the absent man will learn to “love Big Sister” and soon all of “those evil white males” that college textbooks, administrators and professors love to errantly demonize will one day all “love Big Sister.”


Then the empty skirts in the electronic media many of who often look like nothing short of post-up transvestites will have nothing left to report on, particularly if the suicide ratio of men to women soars above its current shocking rate of 4-1.

Oberlin Soccer

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  “It was finally good to get a bounce go our way,” Head Coach Blake New said. “But it is like they say, luck is a byproduct of hard work and our guys have been fighting their tails off and really deserve this win.”

Oberlin ended up out-shooting Wittenberg 22-3 and won the corner kick battle 8-2. Oliver Miller-Farrell led OC with four triggers on the night. 

In the 56th minute Oberlin had a promising chance as Joe Graybeal leaked out passed the defense and was left with a good look at the goal, however, Michael Lambeck came up with one of his five saves. Just moments later on the same trip down Miller-Farrell sent the ball back into the box, but a header try by Wyatt Hayman got turned away on a leaping save by Lambeck.

The Tigers had some chances late in the match as well. In the 68th minute Nate Ayers had a one-on-one situation with Oberlin goalie Zach Lipshultz, but the Yeomen senior came up big with the stop for his lone save of the game. Four minutes later another open look by Declan McBride flew over the crossbar. 

Oberlin Women's Soccer Falls to Wittenberg
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Box Score

 The Oberlin College women’s soccer team put up a tough fight, but in the end the visiting Wittenberg University Tigers were able to get past Yeowomen 3-0 on Saturday afternoon at Fred Shults Field. 

Making her first-career start in goal due to a multitude of Oberlin injuries,Evanne Gordon turned away seven shots in the contest.

The Tigers (11-3-1, 3-1-1 NCAC) got on the board just 12 minutes into the game and it would remain that way until halftime. 

Unfortunately, Wittenberg would add two more during the final 45 minutes of play to secure the win. 

Oberlin (4-11-0, 1-3-0 NCAC) had its chances throughout the game, but couldn’t put one past Tigers’ keeper Melisssa Gartner who had four saves. One of the Yeowomen’s best opportunities came in the 85th minute when Gartner got out of position – leaving the net open for Ryan McChesney’s trigger, but defender Erin McLeish blocked the ball from going in to earn the team save. 

All in all Oberlin was outshot 21-11, including 10-5 in shots on goal. Witt also took nine corner kicks compared to just two for the home team. Four different players registered two shot apiece for the Yewomen.

Oberlin returns to action on Wednesday night at Denison University.

Yeomen Cross Country Places 13th at Rumble
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Oberlin, Ohio – Running on their home course at the third-annual Inter-Regional Rumble, the Oberlin College men’s cross country team placed 13th overall in the 31-team field with 344 points. 

Sophomore Eric Line led the Yeomen effort on the 8K trek by placing 16th with a mark of 25:34.6. Following Line was junior Ben Schild, who stopped the clock at 25:55.4 to finish 31st in 284-runner field. 

A cluster of Yeomen rounded out the top five placers for Oberlin. It was juniorDerek Lange who was the first of the bunch to come through the chute at 26:49.2, finishing in 97th place. Senior Albert Davila was just seven tenths of second back at 26:49.9 to place 99th, while sophomore Matt Bernstein posted a mark of 26:50.8 to end 101st. 

“This obviously wasn’t our best effort here today,” Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said. “We need to regroup and get ready for the conference meet in two weeks. 

North Coast Athletic Conference member Allegheny College won the event with 66 points as they had four of their top five finishers place in the top 20. 

Ben Sathre of the University of St. Thomas claimed the medalist honors in a 8K course-record time of 24:45.0.

The Yeomen, who entered the race ranked 18th country, return to action in two weeks at the NCAC Championships at Wabash College. 

B-W Volleyball Team Loses to 22nd-

Ranked ONU  

BEREA, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College volleyball team lost to 22nd-ranked and Ohio Athletic Conference rival Ohio Northern University, 3-0, today (Saturday, October 16, 2010) in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center.  The scores of the match were 25-16, 25-16, 25-10.

Despite its loss, B-W is now 17-11 overall and 2-3 in the OAC.  With its win, ONU is now 14-10 overall and 4-1 in the OAC.

Up front, the Yellow Jackets were led by senior defensive specialist Rebecca Pittenger (Alliance/Senior) who had six kills and led the team in digs with 23.  Sophomore middle hitter Rachel Switalski (North Royalton/Holy Name) contributed with five kills and added five digs.  Freshman middle hitter Colleen Bonacci (Stow/Stow Munroe  Falls) had four kills and three  digs.  Freshman outside hitter Shannon Deleur (Olmsted Falls) had four service aces along with 12 digs and two blocks.

Setting the offense was senior setter Casey Passen (Ashville/ Teays Valley) who led the team in set assists with eight.   On defense, sophomore libero Natalie Emmons (Ashland/ Senior) was second on the team in digs with 13.

The Polar Bears were led by Kristen Davidson with 12 kills.  Kasey Roeser added 22 digs and Nicole Pottkotter had 36 set assists.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action on Tuesday, Oct. 20 when they travel to Alliance to play OAC rival the University of Mount Union in the Gulling Center at 7:00 p.m.  The next home match is on Tuesday, Oct. 26 when B-W hosts OAC and Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll University in the Ursprung Gym at 7:00 p.m.

B-W Cross Country

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The women were led by senior Kim Chinn (Zanesville/ West Muskingum) who placed fifth overall out of 216 total runners in a time of 22:08.3. Sophomore Sarah Rospert (Milan/ Edison) was 18th in 22:45.0 while sophomore Lauren McGaughey (Allison Park, Pa./ Hampton) was 40th in a time of 23:15.8. Senior Karin Coyne  (Columbia Station/Columbia) was 59th overall clocking a time of 23:35.0, while senior Katie White (Berea) rounded out the top-five with a time of 23:40.2, placing 63rd.

In addition for the women in the team race, junior Julie Kotesovec (Litchfield Township/Medina Buckeye) was 87th in 24:09.0, freshman Lauren Hutka (North Ridgeville/Midview) was 106th in 24:27.8, freshman Brooke Hradisky (Aurora) crossed the line in 128th in 24:49.9, senior Krysten Kovach (North Royalton/Padua Franciscan) placed 130th in 24:52.8 and freshman Jamie Clapacs (Willoughby Hills/ Willoughby South) was 141st in 25:07.6.
Aurora's Brooke Hradisky

Padua alumna Krysten Kovach

For the men, sophomore Kenny Janosko (Mentor) was 26th of 284 runners in 25:47.4 while junior Zach Szablewski (Tiffin/ Calvert) was 33rd in 25:56.3. Fellow junior Thomas Wilkin (Powell/Olentangy Liberty) finished 106th in 26:52.2. Next was sophomore Nicholas Jeffers (South Amherst/Firelands), who finished 142nd overall in 27:20.7. Sophomore David Gerding (Strongsville) was 166th in a time of 27:40.4 and sophomore Andrew Ventura (Avon) was 182nd in 27:49.6.
Firelands alum Nick Jeffers

Also for the men, freshman Dusan Vasic (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Heights) was 191st in a time of 27:58.7, while junior Mike Sisko (Olmsted Falls) was 227th (28:32.7), senior Justin Brown (Sandusky/Senior) was 257th (29:43.5), and freshman Stephen Humbert (Middletown/Lakota East) was 263rd (30:10.8).
Olmsted Falls product Mike Sisko

The Yellow Jackets are idle next weekend and return to action on Saturday, Oct. 30 when they travel to Westerville and Otterbein University to compete at the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship Meet.  The meet begins at 11:00 a.m.

Johnson Wins Rumble; Yeowomen End Sixth
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Oberlin, Ohio – For the third straight season senior Joanna Johnson won the Inter-Regional Rumble en route to leading the Oberlin College women’s cross country team to a sixth-place finish with a 180 points in the 24-team event.

Johnson completed the 6K journey through the Oberlin Woodchip Trail in 21:17.1, topping second-place finisher Natalia Cabrera of Case Western Reserve by 35.2 seconds. 

Sophomore Sara Terashima was the second Yeowoman to come through the chute, checking in at 23:07.8 to finish in 33rd place. Junior Nina Cole followed in seven seconds back at 23:14.7 – good for 39th overall in the 216-runner field. 

Second-year harrier Caroline Martin posted a mark of 23:22.5, finishing 10 spots back of Cole in 49th. Classmate Kristina Witcher rounded out the top-five OC placers, ending in 58th place at 23:32. 
“Joanna obviously did her thing and ran a great race,” Head Coach Ray Appenheimer said. “However, we were setback a little without Molly (Martorella) and will need to run even a better race at conference in two weeks.”

Case Western Reserve won the event with 83 points as all five of its placers finished within the top 30. 

The Yeowomen will look to defend its NCAC Championship in two weeks at Wabash College. 

Berg/Mount Grid

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Preston’s touchdown was his 11th on the year, which set a new single season record. A week ago, he increased his season total to 10, which tied the mark held by Chuck Longnecker (1985) and Charles Ritzler (1984). For the game Preston hauled in five passes for 101 yards. It was Preston’s fourth 100-yard outing on the year.


For the game, Heidelberg had 314 yards of total offense, while Mount Union finished with 556 yards.


Under center, Anton completed 2-of-3 passes for 19 yards and a touchdown. Senior Andrew Miller (Dalton, Ohio / Dalton) connected of 8-of-24 passes for 141 yards.

Former Eagle Germany Woods


On the ground, Heidelberg’s Germany Woods (Cleveland, Ohio / Saint Edward) nearly registered his first collegiate 100-yard rushing game. He finished with 92 yards in 20 carries.


Heidelberg’s secondary set some new career-highs against Mount Union. Sophomore Tyler Levanduski (Amherst, Ohio / Steele) led the team with a career-best 13 tackles, highlighted by a career-high 11 solos stops. Levanduski also had a pass break up. Backing Levanduski was classmate Justin Stewart (Maplewood, Ohio / Sidney) with a career-high 10 hits, all of which were solo tackles.


Senior Vaughn Klein (Galloway, Ohio / Central Crossing) finished with six tackles, with three being for a loss of 20 yards, as well as a sack. Also recording a sack was junior Jake Mitchell (Wyandotte, Mich. / Wyandotte).

Spartans Score on First Five 

Possessions, Record First Shutout in 

41-0 Win at Hiram

HIRAM, OH – The Case Western Reserve University football team scored touchdowns on its first five possessions en route to improving to 6-0 with a 41-0 victory at Hiram College on Saturday, October 16 at Charles A. Henry FieldThe Spartans have now won 37 consecutive regular season games.
Case returns to action next Saturday, Oct. 23, versus the College of Wooster in the annual Baird Brothers Trophy game at 1:00 p.m. at Case Field in Cleveland.
Senior quarterback Joey Baum (Dalton, OH/Walsh Jesuit) completed 15-of-26 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns. Junior QB Kyle Synder (Stow, OH/Walsh Jesuit) rushed for a game-high 71 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown and freshman running back Kenny Riordan (Spring Grove, IL/Richmond-Burton) rushed for a career-high 63 yards with his first collegiate TD. The Spartan defense totaled five sacks and recorded its first shutout since the end of the 2008 regular season. Defensive tackleDale English (Middleburg Heights, OH/Holy Name) posted five tackles, a sack and his first career interception.
The Spartans took their first possession of the game 48 yards on nine plays and scored when Baum hooked up with senior wide receiver Brian Webster (Southfield, MI/Southfield) for a 12-yard touchdown pass. The point after by senior kicker Sam Coffey (Middletown, OH/Lakota East) made the score 7-0 with 8:46 left in the first quarter.

The ensuing drive by Hiram ended quickly when English recorded his first career interception on a tipped pass to set the Spartans up at the Terrier 34 yard-line. The Spartans then reached the endzone five plays later when junior fullback Christian Anderson (Maumee, OH/Marion Pleasant) rushed in from two yards out for his first collegiate score. Coffey’s PAT made the score 14-0 at the 5:23 mark.

A three-and-out on the next Hiram possession gave the Spartans solid field position again and the offense capitalized with a nine-play, 59-yard drive ending in a Baum to senior wide receiver Zach Homyk (Chicago, IL/St. Ignatius Prep) eight-yard TD pass with 1:24 remaining in the quarter.

The next Spartan drive followed suit and ended in a five-yard TD run by Snyder with 10:21 left in the first half. Snyder’s first career score capped an 11-play, 74-yard drive that coupled with another Coffey PAT made the score 28-0.

Junior wide out Bryan Metelsitz (North Royalton, OH/North Royalton) got in on the action on the following drive and scored a 17-yard TD on a pass from Baum to cap a 10-play, 57-yard drive at the 3:44 mark.

Case’s next possession went deep into Hiram territory but a fumble at the six yard-line ended the Spartan scoring streak and left the score, 34-0, at the half. At the break, the Spartans led in time of possession 19:49 to 10:11 and outgained the Terriers, 303-79.