C Page -- Oct. 30, 2010

OHSAA Board of Directors Meeting 

Highlights – Oct. 21, 2010


By Tim Stried

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors met last Thursday morning at the OHSAA office in Columbus for its regularly scheduled October meeting. The following are highlights from the meeting. The complete meeting minutes will be posted at OHSAA.org in the coming days.


-          The Board approved the tournament regulations for the winter sports of basketball, bowling, gymnastics, ice hockey, wrestling and swimming & diving. Those tournament regulations will be posted on the respective sport pages at OHSAA.org. In addition to approving the tournament regulations, the state tournament draw in ice hockey was conducted, along with the regional and state tournament draws in girls and boys basketball.

-          Included in the basketball tournament regulations are three new notes regarding sportsmanship issues emphasized by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Those three items include 1.) prohibiting teams from circling the playing floor upon their entrance onto the court, 2.) requiring that any motivational huddles occur in the team bench area (no longer permitted at mid-court or elsewhere on the court), and 3.) prohibiting fans from throwing anything onto the court or into the air, such as talcum powder.

-          The OHSAA imposed penalties against 16 member schools for infractions committed in the past month. The list of infractions and penalties is always included with the complete meeting minutes posted at OHSAA.org, but media members may request the list prior to the list being posted by contacting Tim Stried at tstried@ohsaa.org.

-          In the coming weeks, the OHSAA will release details regarding the schedule for the new wrestling team state tournament, which will begin in 2012-13 season.

-          The Board approved the OHSAA’s 7th and 8th grade committee’s brochure updating information for member schools in the areas of eligibility, non-school teams, transfers, recruiting, sportsmanship, instruction and camps.

-          The Board approved a change in format for the 2011 swimming and diving state tournament which will feature the swimming finals of both divisions to be held in the evening (in 2011, Division II swimming finals will be Friday evening and Division I Saturday evening). Previously, both divisions held their finals on Saturday, with one of them occurring Saturday morning.

-          The Board approved a request from the Soccer Coaches Association to move the start date that contests are permitted in the 2011 season two days earlier, from Monday, Aug. 22 to Saturday, Aug. 20. Note that no extra practice time or an earlier start date for practice accompanied this proposal.

-          The Board recognized the contribution of $10,000 to the OHSAA’s officiating development program from the William (Bill) E. Smith Trust. Mr. Smith, who passed away in August 2009, was inducted into the OHSAA’s Officials Hall of Fame in 2001 to recognize his more than 50 years of being an OHSAA official and state rules interpreter.

-          The Elysium Tennis Center in Plain City, Ohio, was approved to serve as the indoor location for the state tennis tournament if inclement weather forces play to be moved indoors.

-          The site for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 bowling state tournament was approved by the Board to be Wayne Webb’s Columbus Bowl.

 Yeowomen Shut Out by Ladies

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Gambier, OH
 - Despite numerous opportunities this evening the Yeowomen were unable to find the back of the net. The team had 13 shots on the afternoon. Hannah Combe and Ryan McChesney each had four shots during the game. 

The offensive activity was there throughout the game. The Yeowomen nearly matched the Ladies on shots. The difference came in the shot accuracy. The Ladies were able to place nine shots on goal while the Yeowomen only had three shots on goal.

The Yeowomen went into halftime down 0-2 allowing a goal at the end of the first half. They were able to tighten up the defense and apply additional offensive pressure in the second half. The team allowed one goal off of a corner kick with fifteen minutes remaining in the game. 

Rachel Bandeira had six saves on the afternoon for the Yeowomen.

"We played a solid game this evening," said Head Coach Kristen Hayden. "Our seniors will be missed next year. We are a young team and have tremendous potential to improve."
Oberlin olleyball Spikes Kenyon & Ursuline on Senior Day
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Box Score vs. Kenyon l Box Score vs. Ursuline

Oberlin, Ohio – 
The Oberlin College volleyball team sent its seniors out in style, defeating Kenyon College in four games (24-26, 25-20, 25-14, 25-23), before following with a 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-21) win over Ursuline College.

In the lid-lifter against the Ladies, the Yeowomen hit an impressive .293 in the m with the senior duo of Amanda Wysk and Maggie Jacobson leading the way. Wysk buried 19 balls on 43 swings, while Jacobson added 10 kills and had just two errors on her 23 total attacks. Sophomore Laura Jessee also added to the offensive firepower with 13 kills.

The OC defense was on point with 71 digs and eight total blocks. Jacobson led the way with 16 digs while Liz Wong added 13. Wong also dished out 45 assists in the match.

“It was a great win for a special senior class,” Head Coach Carey Cavanaughsaid. “All of three of them have meant so much to this program over the last four years. We are surely going to miss them next year.

After having the lead late in set one and eventually giving the game away, Oberlin was able to regroup by hitting .519 in the second game and never looking back.

Anna Frackman joined Jacobson and Wysk as those who were honored before the match.

The Yeowomen had one last match to conclude the 2010 season and did not disappoint by making short work of the Arrows.

Oberlin racked up 44 kills in the win. Jessee guided the attack with 16, while Frackman added 12.

Defensively it was Wong who led the way with 12 digs, while Wysk added 10.

With the Saturday sweep Oberlin ended its season with a record of 6-24.

Mount drops a pair

The Mount Union volleyball team dropped a pair of five-set matches on Saturday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex -- the first to Ohio Athletic Conference foe Otterbein and the second against Case Western Reserve.

Roni Schroeder (Shelby/Shelby) led the attack with 15 kills in a 16-25, 25-27, 25-23, 27-25, 17-25 loss to Otterbein.

Monica Hupertz (Willoughby Hills/Beaumont) added 12 kills and Deanna Glass (Medina/Medina) had 11 while Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) made 52 assists.

Defensively, Sarah Dean (Strongsville/Walsh Jesuit) had 20 digs and Schroeder finished with four total blocks.

In the nightcap, the Purple Raiders fell to the Spartans, 29-27, 22-25, 21-25, 27-25, 15-10.

Schroeder and Glass had 19 kills apiece while Hupertz smashed 16.

Radigan had 61 assists and Dean made 54 digs.

Mount Union will be the No. 4 seed in the OAC Tournament. It will host Baldwin-Wallace on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in a first-round matchup.

The Purple Raiders (20-10, 6-3) won the regular-season match between the teams on Oct. 19 -- a 3-0 decision.

B-W Cross Country 

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The women were led by senior Kim Chinn (Zanesville/ West Muskingum) who placed second of 135 total runners as she covered the course in 22:05 overall. She was joined as an All-OAC runner (Top-18 runnrers in the meet) by sophomore Sarah Rospert (Milan/ Edison) in eighth place in 22:54 and senior Karin Coyne (Columbia Station/ Columbia) in 12th place in 23:08 overall. Just missing All-OAC accolades was sophomore Lauren McGaughey (Allison Park, Pa./ Hampton) in 19th place in 23:40. Freshman Jamie Clapacs (Willoughby Hills/ South) rounded out the top-five as she placed 22nd in 23:49.

In addition for the women, senior Katie White (Berea) placed 28th in 23:59, freshman Lauren Hutka (North Ridgeville/ Grafton Midview) was 29th in 24:06, sophomore Shaina Kovach (Parma/ Valley Forge) was 46th in 24:41, junior Julie Kotesovec (Litchfield Twp./ Medina Buckeye) was 48th in 24:44, junior Judy Patterson (Aliquippa, Pa./ Monaca Center) was 52nd in 24:56, freshman Blair Vrcan (Mentor) was 53rd in 24:58, freshman Brooke Hradisky (Aurora) was 54th in 24:59, sophomore Tess Hoogeveen (Westerville/ South) was 59th in 25:07 and sophomore Lynne Fahy (Ontario, N.Y./ Wayne Central) was 64th in 25:12.

For the men, sophomore Kenny Janosko (Mentor) led the way as he placed third of 130 total runners and completed the course in 25:45. He was joined as an All-OAC runner (Top-18) by junior Zach Szablewski (Tiffin/ Calvert) in seventh place in 25:57. Also in the top five for B-W were junior Tom Wilkin (Powel/ Olentangy Liberty) in 32nd place in 27:06, freshman Dusan Vasic (Broadview Heights/ Brecksville-Broadview Heights) in 34th place in 27:15 and sophomore David Gerding (Strongsville) in 37th in 27:17.

Also for the men, sophomore Nick Jeffers (South Amherst/ Firelands) in 45th in 27:28, sophomore Andy Ventura (Avon) in 53rd in 27:46, junior Michael Sisko (Olmsted Falls) in 55th in 28:19, freshman Stephen Humbert (Middletown/ Lakota East) in 74th in 28:37, senior Nate Nemire (Berlin Heights/ Milan Edison) in 92nd in 29:26 and senior Justin Brown (Sandusky/ Senior) in 99th in 29:43..

The Yellow Jackets are idle next weekend and return to action on Saturday, November 13 when they travel to Holland, Michigan and Hope College to compete at the 2010 NCAA Division III Great LakesRegional Championship Meet.  The women run at 11:00 a.m. and the men at 12:00 p.m.

Yeomen Outlast Big Red
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Oberlin, Ohio – It wasn’t pretty but the Oberlin College football team gutted out a 20-10 win over Denison University on a windy Saturday afternoon at Savage Stadium. 

It was a defensive struggle for most of the game and the Yeomen defense accepted the challenge, holding the Big Red to just 191 total yards while forcing seven punts along the way. Oberlin also had fives tackles for a loss and 3.5 sacks in the win. 

Offensively the Yeomen amassed 314 yards with 118 coming on the ground. Junior Drew Mixter recorded his second career 100-yard performance with 102 yards on 21 carries. Quarterback Josh Mandel finished 10-of-20 for 150 yards to go along with two touchdowns and one interception. Sophomore Robin Witjes caught three passes for 74 yards – two of which went for scores. 

After a scoreless first quarter that featured five punts, it was the Big Red who broke through first on their second possession of the second quarter. Dan Crawford capped off a 7-play, 58-yard drive to give the visitors a 7-0 lead with 4:56 remaining in the opening half. 

Following the score, both teams would quickly go three-and-out on their next possessions. However, a seven-yard punt by the Big Red went out of bounds at their own 22-yard line giving the Yeomen a golden opportunity to get on the board with 1:39 left in the half. On 3rd-and-9 from the 11 Mandel found Witjes wide open on a skinny post play to make it a 7-6 game. With the wind swirling, Oberlin elected to try a fake PAT instead of kicking the ball, but Zach Richard’s rush attempt failed. 

After a lightning-fast third quarter, Mandel was picked off on the first play of the fourth by Charles Coleman who returned the ball down to the Yeomen 35-yard line. However, the stingy Yeomen defense forced Denison to settle for a 25-yard field goal and a 10-6 lead. 

Later in the fourth the Yeomen took advantage of great field position once again – mounting a 5-play, 31-yard drive that ended with a beautifully designed tight-end screen from Mandel to Danny Enright for a five-yard score and 14-10 Yeomen cushion. The big play on the drive was a 23-yard connection to Ryan Harvey on 3rd-and-9. 

After the Yeomen forced the Big Red into their seventh punt of the game, OC took control of the ball with 4:29 left to play with both teams out of times outs. Conventional wisdom would say to run the ball and kill some clock, but the Yeomen went a different route. On the first play of the possession, offensive coordinator Alan Estep went for the jugular as he dialed up a double-reverse pass from Cory Kidd to Witjes that went to the house. 

Following the big score, Denison (3-6, 1-4 NCAC) had one last ditch effort and drove the ball down to the Oberlin 22, but on 4th-and-10 freshman Zach Kisleycame away with his first-career interception to put the game on ice.

Ron Rupard led the Yeomen defense with seven tackles, including one for a loss. Jake HochendonerCody WiewandtAdam Wigren and Jake Panka each got in a sack on Denison QB Max Paulus. 

Oberlin, which snapped a four-game skid while improving to 3-5 overall and 2-3 in the NCAC, will look to make it two in a row when Ohio Wesleyan comes to town next Saturday. The Bishops picked up their first win of the season today by knocking off Kenyon 30-14. 

Oberlin Swimming and Diving Falls to Denison
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Oberlin, OH - The Oberlin College Swimming and Diving Teams lost to nationally ranked Dension University. The Big Red are currently ranked third on both the men's and women's side. 

"Our first years really stepped it up this afternoon. I was very impressed with how they swam and performed on the boards," said Head Coach Mark Fino. "It was a great experience for our team to go up against one of the best teams in the country for our first dual meet of the season."

The Men's Team started off on the right foot in the 400-yard medley relay. The relay team of Dylan JordanJebran HaddadCorey Spiro and Jon Vimr clocked in with a time of 3:43.11.

Jordan had a solid swim in the 200-yard backstroke. He took third place with a time of 2:05.62. 

Haddad and Spiro also had good swims in their individual events. Haddad took third in the 200-yard breastroke (2:23.53). Spiro turned in a third place of his own in the 200-yard butterfly (2:06.69) just behind first-year teammate Luke Harrison who took second with a time of 2:06.10.

First year Chris Pickens turned in a solid performance in the 200-yard freestyle (1:48.21) by taking third place. Pickens also took second place in the 100-yard freestyle (50.17).

On the women's side the team was led by first place performances fromChristine Martin and Chelsea Lane on both one and three-meter boards. 

Lane won one-meter with a score of 198.50. Martin took second on one-meter (184.95) and won three-meter (198.90).

Senior Sara Kadi turned in a third place finish in the 50-yard freestyle (25.49) and second place in the 200-yard backstroke (2:18.52). 

Junior Jane McIntyre raced to a second place finish in the 200-yard individual medley (2:21.07). Senior Kelsey Sherman swam to two third place finishes in the 1000-yard freestyle (11:33.39) and 500-yard freestyle (5:38.54).

The team returns to action in two weeks at the Veale Classic hosted by Case Western.

Hiram Football Defeated by The College of Wooster

October 30, 2010

WOOSTER, OHIO  — Junior linebacker Oliver Dickerhoof (Alliance/Central Catholic) recorded a career-high 17 tackles as the Hiram College football team was defeated by The College of Wooster, 62-0, today (Saturday, Oct. 30) in  North Coast Athletic Conference game in Wooster.  [Game Stats]

With the loss, the Terriers drop to 1-7 overall and 1-3 in the NCAC.  The Fighting Scots improve to 4-4 overall and 3-1 NCAC.

In the first quarter, Wooster scored on two of its possessions on a pair of touchdown runs of five and six yards by Robert Flagg that gave the Scots a 14-0 advantage after the first stanza and never looked back.

Wooster added to its lead in the second period with three scores that included two more TD runs by Flagg.  The Scots would miss on one of itsextra point attempts

, but would still lead by a commanding 34-0 at the intermission.

In the second half, the Scots added a pair of scores in both the third and fourth quarters en route to the 62-0 victory.

Individually, Wooster was led by Flagg, who led all rushers with 108 yards in 17 carries and four TD.  He also caught one pass for nine yards.  Quarterback Richard Barnes completed 20-of-31 passes for a game-high 320 yards with a TD and an interception.  Mike Redick led all receivers with 133 yards in 11 receptions.  Defensively, Quinton Howard led the Scots with 10 tackles.

Hiram was led by sophomore quarterback Brendan Rehor (Bay Village/Bay) who completed 23-of-36 passes for 131 yards and had one interception.  He was also the team’s leading rusher with 18 yards in 14 carries.  Senior All-NCAC wideout Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) caught a game-high 13 passes for a team-best 88 yards.  Defensively, the Terriers were led by Dickerhoof’s 17 stops.  He also recorded a half sack and forced fumble.

Hiram will host Allegheny (Pa.) College next Saturday, Nov. 6 in a NCAC game and home finale at the Charles A. Henry Field.  It will also be Senior Day with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m.