A Page -- Oct. 22, 2010

St. Ed travels to Queen City to snap 

three-game losing streak against 


Oct 22, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


CINCINNATI – St. Edward’s football team should be able to clinch a playoff spot with a victory here tomorrow against Moeller.

The Eagles (8-0) currently sit in the No. 4 spot in Division I, Region 1 and are not only playing for a chance to return to the playoffs after a year’s absence, but also to get a home game the first week of the playoffs.


Moeller (6-2) is not just going to lie down on this one. The Crusaders are also playing for their playoff lives. Like the Eagles, the Crusaders control their own destiny at this point. Also in fourth, in Region 5 of D-I, the Crusaders cannot get knocked out by teams lower than them through any type of long, drawn-out scenario.

Both teams are playing for the same thing and will come to play.

Throughout history, Moeller has had its way with the Eagles, holding an all-time series lead of 9-3. They met for the first time in the early days of the computer playoffs in the early 1970s and then in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, played each other on a regular basis for a few years. The series was interrupted and then started up again a few years ago.

St. Ed is ranked No. 3 in both Greater Cleveland by the local media and in the state by AP. Moeller is unranked in the state/

Certainly, the Eagles are not looking ahead to next week and the Holy War with St. Ignatius, and are concentrating on the task at hand, but at the same time would like to go into the game with some breathing room, knowing it is not a must-win, much the same luxury the Wildcats had last year coming into the Holy War with a 9-0 mark.

This series has been one of streaks as of late. Moeller won the past three years and Eds won each of the three years between 2004 and 2006.

Defensively, the Eagles will have to stop Tucker Skove, a 1,000-yard rusher who has scored 14 TDs for the Crusaders this season.

Reggie Terrell

Not to be outdone, the Eagles will counter with Reggie Terrell, who ran for over 200 yards against St. Xavier last week.

This could be the first year St. Ed would go undefeated during the regular season since 2005, That year they had only nine games so it could be the first 10-0 regular season

Colin McManamon

Offensively, Colin McManamon will try to extend his streak of catching at least one pass in a game to nine for St. Ed.

Case Reserve midfielder Ross 

Twanmoh wants to be known as a 

"regular guy"

Oct. 22, 2010

By Nick Minerd

Ross Twanmoh, a sophomore midfielder from Fallston, Maryland, wants people to know that he’s just a regular guy.


“I’m just going to school and playing soccer,” said Twanmoh, who scored his first goal of 2010 in the Spartans 4-2 win versus Penn State-Behrend University on October 6. “There’s really nothing too special about me at all.”

Then he gets to talking.


Kalgren Named to d3football.com Team of the Week
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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d3football.com Team of the Week 

Oberlin, Ohio – 
Oberlin College sophomore David Kalgren became the fourth Yeoman to earn honors from d3football.com as he was named to website’s Team of the Week for his play last Saturday at Wabash.

Kalgren, a native of Curwensville, Pennsylvania, had a career-high 14 tackles and made two interceptions against the Little Giants. On his first take-away, he retuned the errant pass 40 yards into Wabash territory – setting up a Yeomen touchdown just before the break. 

Kalgren has been simply sensational this season as he leads the team in tackles (54), interceptions (4) and pass break-ups (4). 

He and the rest of the Yeomen defense will need to come up big on Saturday when Oberlin ventures west to take on Washington University in St. Louis.

Teammates Danny EnrightC.J. Plyler and Clay Eaton have also earned Team of the Week honors so far this year. 

Rival Sports/Friedel accepting 

applications for winter indoor

5 on 5 soccer

Rival Sports located in Lorain, Ohio at Brad Friedel's Sports Academy is accepting applications for indoor league starting in November.

Girls Indoor Fast Pitch Softball Leagues
Session I- Girls 18U
Starts:       November 6, 2010
Ends:         January 28, 2011
Games:      14 Game Session 
Nov 6, 13, 20, 21*, 27. December 4, 11. January 2*, 8, 15, 22, 29
 *Denoted double headers 
                 90 minutes field time 
                - 15 minutes warm-up 
                - 75 minute games 
Cost:         $1,450 per team + Umpire Fees 
Roster:      10-16 Players
Deadline:   October 29, 2010

Solon dominates Medina; earns at 

least share of league title with 19th 

straight regular-season win

Oct. 22, 2010 11:25 p.m. EDT

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


SOLON – In a game for first place in the Northeastern Ohio Conference Valley Division tonight here in Stewart Field, Solon maintained its undefeated season intact, winning its 19th consecutive regular-season game via a 36-6 win over Medina.

The win clinches at least a tie for the divisional championship for the Comets.

After a big special-teams effort, Solon (9-0, 4-0) was able to get the short field and capitalize with a touchdown on its first possession. Medina (7-2, 2-2) went three and out on its possession upon the opening kickoff, but Anthony Restifo and Ryan Schwenke deflected the Bees’ punt, which resulted in a six-yard punt and a Solon first down at the Medina 32-yard line.

Watch a few short videos of tonight’s Comets-Bees game, filmed by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading:


Seven plays later Solon had a 7-0 lead on a one-yard run by Kyle Hammonds, who carried on six of the seven plays in the drive en route to his 12th TD of the season, this one coming with 6:52 to go in the first quarter.


Listen to post- interview with Solon Student/Athlete Kyle Hammonds from tonight’s football game between the Comets and Medina conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


The deflected punt started becoming the fad of the night when Taylor Bennett dittoed Schwenke/Restifo’s effort for Medina, forcing a 19-yard Solon punt, but the Medina offense could not do much with the break and punted again.

Throughout the first half, Solon used an alternating quarterback system with Chris Humphrey and Patrick Kramer checking in on every other offensive series.


Listen to post-game interview with Solon Student/Athlete Chris Humphrey from tonight’s football game between the Comets and Medina conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


It was Humphrey, the regular starter, who made the first big noise, throwing a 12-yard TD pass to Restifo with 6:57 left in the half for a 14-0 Solon lead.

Listen to post-game interview with Solon Student/Athlete Anthony Restifo from tonight’s football game between the Comets and Medina conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading



Solon was able to get the fairly short field again after punter (and place kicker) Alex Knight buried a punt at the Medina two and after the subsequent Medina punt, Solon drove 46 yards in six plays. Medina was able to manage its first first down of the night prior to the Solon scoring drive after going three and out on its first three possessions.

The tough Solon defense kept pushing the Bees back, allowing a net 11 yards of total offense in the guests’ first 20 plays. The Bees had a minus-2 yardage during those first three-and-out possessions.


Listen to post-game interview with Solon Student/Athlete AJ Hicks from tonight’s football game between the Comets and Medina conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


 A.J. Hicks, Nathan-el Hoff, Ryan Pastor had tackles for losses for the Comets. Bo Graf and Werner Ostmann had tackles for losses for Medina.

On the first offensive possession by either team in the second half, Solon made it 21-0 on Hammonds’ second TD run of the night with 8:47 to go in the third quarter.

Hammonds’ four-yard TD run was set up by his own 35-yard run that put him over 100 yards rushing on the night and the Comets inside the Medina 10-yard line.


Vince Hill and Hoff gave Solon a 23-0 lead when tackling Jason Suggs in the end zone for a safety with 8:33 to go in the third quarter.


listen to post-game interview with Solon Student/Athlete Nate Hoff from tonight’s football game between the Comets and Medina conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


After another Knight punt buried the Bees inside their own five-yard line, Medina had its best offensive showing of the night, gaining 21 yards on a pass from Mason Schreck to Ben Cunningham and one of seven yards to Kenny Kaminski. Prior to those two plays, Medina had only nine yards of total offense so it tripled on those two plays what they had accomplished in the first two and a half quarters.

Still the Solon defense charted another stop, setting up Hammonds’ third score of the night, a 36-yard scamper with 3:40 to go in the third to make the score 30-0.

Back-up quarterback Dillon Wiesler put Medina up on the board with a fourth-quarter touchdown run.

Khoury Crenwshaw closed out the scoring with an 85-yard TD run.

The last three teams Jim McQuaide has been the head coach of -- Solon, LaSalle, and St. Edward -- now have a combined record of 25-0 going into tomorrow's games.

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