A Page -- Oct. 31, 2010

Mentor's Ryan Dugan has taken on 

leadership role of the B-W defense, 

secondary in a very special way

Oct. 31, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


BEREA – Coming out of one of the top five Cleveland are public school football programs in recent years and from a very athletic families, Mentor High alum Ryan Dugan was made up of the right material to the defensive leaders and quad captain for the great turnaround at Baldwin-Wallace this year.

The Yellow Jackets have already more than doubled their win out put from last season (3-7 vs. 7-1 so far) with the big game coming up against No. 2 ranked Mount Union this week here on Tressel Field in The Finnie Stadium.  A good part of that can be attributed to the senior and captain leadership and an entire change of attitude, thanks in part to focused leaders like Dugan.

Dugan, a defensive back, comes out of that fine Mentor program that along with Mentor, Glenville, Strongsville, Massillon and McKinley have been programs that have been just as competitive as the many private school powers in the area, producing a host of college Student/Athletes over the years.

Also both of Dugan’s parents, John Dugan and Laura (Horvath) Dugan, were high school and college Student/Athletes at Lake catholic and Cleveland State and Eastlake North and Mount Union, respectively.

“It helps coming from an athletic family,” said Dugan. “Some things in sports and football come naturally to me, but I still work hard at it. Having a family of athletes makes it a little easier because I am albe to relate to their stories and they are able to relate to my concerns. It helps to have good genes, I guess.”

After a Student/Athlete career as aa football player for the Rangers, John Dugan went on to Mount, when it was still a ho-hum program (10 years before the dynasty began and B-W and Wittenberg were still the dominant small college football programs), but he broke his arm in practice and then transferred to CSU.

Laura Horvath was then the captain of the Viking cheerleading squad that supported the first wave of decent basketball teams at CSU (Franklin Edwards, St. Ignatius’ Mike Sweeney, Latin’s Bob Lowrie), which is where the leadership skills for Ryan could have began developing

Perhaps John must have had some forecasting powers in the eventually emergence of Mount as a national power, and then transferred here to Ryan to believe in this great turnaround, clairvoyant or not.

“We as a senior group knew we had a lot of talent and wanted badly to be the class k known for bringing back the great football tradition here,” said Dugan. “At the start of the year, we decided we could lead this group start the change back to the way it was, sort of to plant the seeds so that they could keep ti going once we graduate.”

Becoming one of the team captains involved a lot more than just a quick five-minute decision.

“We did it different this year,” said Tommy Watts, the defensive backs coach and Dugan’s position coach. “We had guys apply to be a captain as if they were applying for a regular job.  They had to be interviewed in front of their teammates and then all the players and coaches voted on it.”

Watts came here at the start of the 2009 season. Watts’ great grandfather (Dr. Ray Watts) was the B-W coach in the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s.

“It is great to play for someone with that kind of history at this school,” said Dugan. “Once Coach Watts and coach (Keith) Grabowski came here, we noticed the attitude change greatly. We saw more leadership than we had before and knew we could turn around things and begin the winning again with people like this. It has made a huge difference.”

Extraordinary things began to happen last year upon the arrival of Watts, whose father Tom and grandfather Wade Watts were also high school football coaches, for Dugan.

With the new position coach in 2009, Dugan led the Ohio Athletic Conference in interceptions, which is quite a feat for someone playing on a 3-7 football team.

“Ryan is a great leader,” Watts said. “First of all, he is a smart kid. He is the quarterback of our defense. He does a good job of getting everybody lined up and getting the calls to everyone in the huddle. He does a great job of communicating with us on sidelines and between us and the players on the field. He came out of good program and had good experiences that help when relating to the other players. He deserved every accolade he got last year and more.”

Coach Watts

Being a “smart kid,:” has benefitted Dugan as a Student/Athlete. He is planning on going right into graduate school once done here, where he is majoring in exercise science and entrepreneurship. He is planning on coaching, first as a graduate assistant.

“I’d like to coach and maybe become a personal trainer, which is what my mom has done the past 30 years,” said Dugan. “I’d like to maybe start up my own athletic facility.”

Quarterback Ryan O’Rourke earlier this year said that the only ones who might have believed that the team could be 7-1 at this point, were the players in the locker room. The playoffs are not out of reach yet.

“It is nice but we are not enjoying it quite yet because we hope we are not done yet,” Dugan said. “We would like to win a conference championship. Right now we are just focused on the next game. Then maybe later we can enjoy it.”

Dugan is one of four players on the B-W team from Mentor High. J.J. Laseak, John Harasyn, and Max Wagner are the others. When he arrived, the Jackets had former Cardinals Paul Burger and Scott Goodwin.

Ryan Dugan

“Scott Goodwin sent me a letter when I was in high school asking me to consider coming here,” said Dugan. “He said their goal is to win a national championship. His letter was a big part in my deciding to come here. All the Mentor guys here now have become even better friends than we were before here because of our experience here.”

Amherst’s Ryan Kish, Kevin Phipps and Keith Darbut have been the other captains this season.

“It was better going through this process for us to be captains because we feel as if we earned it more,” said Dugan. “We just did not have any leadership doing it the other way. We had to do something and we at least know we have the confidence from our teammates to lead them so that when we tell them something, they know it will help them help us win now and help themselves keep it going in the future when it is their turn to lead.”

B-W was the first school he visited and then a made trips to a few others. Initially he decided on Dayton.

“I called coach (John) Snell and told him I was going to Dayton,” said Dugan. “I didn’t quite agree with the head coach’s plans and changed my mind and called coach Snell again and told him I was changing my mind and coming to B-W. My parents liked that because of how close it is to Mentor.”

For the last home fame, 15 family members were there and able to watch Dugan return an interception 66 yards.

“It was awesome having that many here to watch,” said Dugan.

Hopefully they will come and see more of it Saturday against Mount.

Jackets entrap Muskies to get ready for No. 

2 ranked Mount Union

By Kevin Ruple

The Baldwin-Wallace College football team scored 20 unanswered points in the second half as it defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Muskingum University, 27-16, today (Saturday, October 30) at McConagha Stadium in New Concord. The victory by the Yellow Jackets sets up a showdown next Saturday (Nov. 6) in Berea between B-W and No.2-ranked University of Mount Union for first place in the OAC.

With the win, the Yellow Jackets improved to 7-1 overall and 6-1 in the OAC and reached the seven-win plateau for the first time since 2006. B-W is now tied for second place with No.12-ranked Ohio Northern University at 6-1 in the OAC and one game behind first place Mount Union (8-0, 7-0 OAC).  With its loss, Muskingum falls to 3-5 overall and 2-5 in the OAC.

After one quarter of play the score was tied at 7-7 and Muskingum led 16-7 at halftime. Baldwin-Wallace led 20-16 after three stanzas. B-W piled up 211 total yards on the ground, including 100-plus yard games from senior running back John McGraw (North Ridgeville) and junior RB Tim Miker (Parma/Senior). The Jacket “Swarm D” sacked Muskingum quarterback Jake Burns seven times including four by senior defensive end Keith Darbut (Miami, Fla./Palmetto Senior).



In the first quarter, B-W opened up the scoring at the 10:36 mark when sophomore quarterback Ryan O’Rourke (Avon) connected with junior wide receiver Troy Van Meter (Gahanna/Westerville North) on a 27-yard pass to cap a six play, 84-yard drive that took 2:04 off the clock.   Senior placekicker Brad Pollock (Broadview Heights/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) added the extra point.  The key play on the drive was 41-yard completion on third down from O’Rourke to sophomore WR Aaron Manders (Toledo/Cardinal Stritch).
Muskingum answered with an 11 play, 70-yard drive when QB Jake Burns tossed a seven yard swing pass to Antowan Logan for a Muskie TD with 3:39 left in the first.  Caleb Carpenter added the PAT.  The drive was kept alive when B-W was penalized with a roughing the holder penalty on a Muskingum field goal attempt, giving the Muskies a fresh set of downs.

Following a Muskingum interception, the Fighting Muskies drove 51 yards in eight plays taking 2:52 off the clock as Burns scored on a one yard QB sneak on the first play of the second quarter.  However, Carpenter’s PAT was no good making the score 13-7 in favor of Muskingum.


After a B-W punt, Muskingum drove into Yellow Jacket territory, but the drive was halted by a sack and forced fumble by junior defensive end Derron Hamilton (Euclid), which was recovered by senior All-OAC middle linebacker Ryan Kish (Amherst/ Steele).  However, B-W was forced to punt on the ensuing drive.

To close the half, Muskingum drove 49 yards in five plays taking 1:36 off the clock as Carpenter booted a 24-yard field goal through the uprights as time expired in the first half.
The Yellow Jackets opened the third quarter with a 10 play drive for 65 yards that consumed 3:43 off the clock and ended with a 15-yard pass from O’Rourke to junior tight end Aaron Hurd (Tiffin/Columbian).  The drive was powered by the running of Miker and McGraw who accounted for 50 yards rushing combined on the drive.  Pollock’s PAT was blocked making the score 16-13 Muskingum.
Following a Muskingum punt, B-W took back the lead for good as Miker ran 30 yards into the end zone to cap a nine play, 68-yard drive that took 2:56 off the clock.  Pollock’s kick was good, putting the Yellow Jackets in front, 20-16.

The Muskies next drive was brought to an end when junior LB John Harasyn (Mentor) intercepted a Burns pass at midfield after the ball was tipped by Darbut. On the ensuing drive, B-W marched 50 yards in eight plays scoring on an eight yard pass from O’Rourke to junior WR Anthony Fairhurst (Ashland/Senior) on the first play of the fourth quarter.  Pollock’s PAT was good giving the Yellow Jackets a 27-16 lead, which would stand up as the final margin.

Late in the fourth quarter, Muskingum drove to the B-W 35 yard line, but Burns’ fourth down pass into the end zone was intercepted by senior safety Ryan Dugan (Mentor) ending the last Muskie threat.
B-W was led offensively by McGraw who carried the ball 19 times for 125 yards.   Miker also contributed 110 yards and a TD on 22 carries.  Through the air, O’Rourke was nine of 19 passing for 147 yards including three TD passes.  Junior WR Dan Turner (Youngstown/Ursuline) had a team high with catches (4) and yards (48).  Hurd compiled two catches for 23 yards and a TD.

The Jacket defense was led Darbut who had five tackles including four sacks for 39 lost yards including a tipped pass that led to an interception.  Junior safety Corey Hildreth (Massillon/Washington) led the Jackets with eight tackles including one for loss.   Dugan had six solo tackles on the day including the late fourth quarter interception to seal the win.   Senior defensive end Mitch Tulk (Elyria/Senior) had three tackles for loss totaling 14 yards.

Muskingum was led on offense by Burns who passed for 311 yards through the air, completing 28-of-45 passes and a score against three interceptions. Josh Sams had game-highs with nine receptions and 105 yards. Logan added six catches for 70 yards and a TD. Alex Thomas had 10 tackles for the Fighting Muskie defense and Chad Bajc had eight tackles and two tackles for loss.

Next Saturday’s kickoff versus Mount Union on Seniors’ Day at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea is at 1:30 p.m.  Fans can listen to that game live on campus radio station WBWC, 88.3 FM, and via the WBWC Internet Web site at www.wbwc.com. For tickets for that game, please call the B-W Athletic Department at 440-826-2140 or 2184. For ticket prices, please visit the B-W Athletics Web site atwww.bw.edu/athletics/ticketprices/.

Following the Mount Union game, B-W ends its regular season on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Cleveland cross-town and OAC rival John Carroll University at 1:30 p.m. on Wasmer Field in Don Shula Stadium in University Heights.

Spartan's Men’s Soccer’s Four Match Win Streak Snapped Against No. 14 Emory University, 2-0
Oct 31

By Nick Minerd

Despite outshooting Emory 14-13, the Case Western Reserve University men’s soccer team could not find the back of the net in a 2-0 road loss against No. 14 Emory University (GA) on Sunday, October 31. With the loss, Case drops to 10-5-3 overall and 3-3 in the University Athletic Association.

Emory improves to 14-1-2 overall and 3-1-2 in the UAA.




Oct 31

ATLANTA, GA – The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team dropped a tough 2-1 decision in overtime to No. 6 Emory University on Sunday, October 31 after leading 1-0 for the majority of regulation. The game-winner for EU came in the 92nd minute as the Spartans fell to 9-7-1 overall and 1-5 in the University Athletic Association with the loss.

With the overtime win, Emory improves to 14-1-3 with a 4-1-2 record in the UAA.

Case got on the board in the 28th minute when Kendra Simmons (Medina, OH/Walsh Jesuit) scored off a header following a corner by Devyn Lee (Pennsylvania Furnace, PA/State College). The set play led to Simmons’ team-leading eighth goal of the season, while Lee got credit for her fifth assist of the year.



Purple Raiders to host OAC playoff soccer match 

By Josh Reilly 

Phil Spagnolo (Lower Burrell, Pa./Lower Burrell) scored the game's lone goal and the Mount Union men's soccer team won its regular-season finale, taking a 1-0 decision against Otterbein at Mount Union Stadium on Saturday. The Purple Raider victory secured a home game in the first round of the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.

Spagnolo's tally happened in the 69th minute. Goalkeeper Alex Bable earned the win with three saves.

For the Cardinals (3-14-2, 1-6-2), Kyle Ripma stopped six shots.

The Purple Raiders (10-6-2, 5-3-1) had not qualified for the OAC Tournament since 2003 until they secured a spot this week. They will be the No. 4 seed and play host to fifth-seeded John Carroll (11-8-0, 5-4-0) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Mount Union defeated John Carroll in their regular season match on Oct. 13.

B-W Swim teams split

BEREA, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College swimming and diving teams each opened 2010-11 Ohio Athletic Conference dual meet action today (Saturday, October 30, 2010) in a meet at rivalWilmington College.

The B-W men won, 137.5-67.5, to improve to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the OAC.  The women lost, 118-87, and dropped to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the OAC.

The Yellow Jacket women, freshman Angela Musille (Canton/GlenOak) was a triple winner as she swam on the winning 200-meter medley relay team, the 200-meter individual medley, and the 400-meter freestyle.  She was joined on the winning medley relay team by freshman Emma Gerdes ( Avon), freshman Kayla Miller (Van Wert) and sophomore Gabby Parker (Girard, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) as the team won in 2:12.40.  Individually, Musille won the 200 IM in 2:40.48 and the 400 freestyle in 4:56.32.  In addition, Gerdes won the 100-meter backstroke in 1:11.28.

The Yellow Jacket men had three triple winners in freshman Elier Diaz (El Paso, Tx./Americas), freshman Partick Donohoe (Columbus/Bishop Watterson) and senior Ryan Musille (Canton/GlenOak).  The trio was joined on the winning 200-meter medley relay team by junior Nic Null (Shelby/Mansfield St. Peter’s).  Individually, Diaz won the 200 IM in 2:22.35 and the 100 backstroke in 1:05.80; Donahoe won the 200 free in 2:07.96 and the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:12.97; and Musille won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:04.94 and swam on the winning 200-meter free relay.

The B-W swimmers and divers are back in action next Saturday, November 6 when they open the home schedule against Penn State Behrend in the B-W Natatorium at 1:00 p.m.

Mount Union wins record 25th OAC Men's cross title; 

Lakewood High alum Tim Kelly places 10th for Raiders

WESTERVILLE, Ohio--Mount Union had three runners in the top nine places as the Purple Raiders claimed a record 25th Ohio Athletic Conference men's cross country championship Saturday at the OAC Championships inWesterville, Ohio.

Mount Union had 61 points which edged out second place Ohio Northern (68).  Heidelberg (90), Baldwin-Wallace (110), Otterbein (126), Marietta (157), Wilmington (167), John Carroll (192), Muskingum (226), and Capital (304) made up the rest of the 10-team field.

Senior Ty Griffin (Massillon/Massillon Perry) claimed the individual title with a time of 25:33.  He is the 20th Purple Raider to win the conference title and first since Jeremy Velliquette in 2006.

The top 18 finishers earn All-OAC honors with the top nine being All-OAC First Team selections.

Along with Griffin, fellow seniors Scott Wolfe (East Palestine/East Palestine) and Erik Reed (East Liverpool/East Liverpool) placed sixth (25:57) and ninth (26:18.7) respectively as all three earned All-OAC First Team honors.


Junior Tim Kelly (Lakewood/Lakewood) placed 20th (26:40.7) and sophomore Matt Miller (Lakewood/Lakewood) placed 25th (26:52.9) to account for the rest of the scoring for the Raiders.

Mount Union now runs at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Hope College in Holland, Mich.

Mount gals blanked by Otterbein

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- The Mount Union women's soccer team finished its season on Saturday with a 3-0 loss to fourth-ranked Otterbein at Mount Union Stadium.

Tara Smith, Jenny Knox and Molly Kroger scored goals for the visiting Cardinals while Cristen Herold made two assists.

Heights alumna Aubree Lieberman

For the Raiders (4-11-4, 2-6-1), goalkeeper Aubree Lieberman (Cleveland Heights/Cleveland Heights) made 11 saves.

Tara Carter stopped one shot to earn the win for Otterbein (16-0-1, 9-0-0).

Mount fifth at OAC meet

WESTERVILLE, Ohio--Mount Union ran to a fifth place finish at the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Championships Saturday in Westerville, Ohio.

The Purple Raiders scored 165 points and posted their best finish since placing third in 2007.

Ohio Northern claimed the title for the fourth time in the last years with 29 points as Baldwin-Wallace (63), Otterbein (63), Wilmington (107) were the rest of the top five and John Carroll (175), Marietta (190), Heidelberg(216), Capital (218), and Muskingum (295) rounded out the 10-team field.

The top Mount Union finisher was senior Christin Handley (East Aurora, N.Y./Iroquois Central) who placed 13th (23:11.4) to earn All-OAC Second Team honors.

The top 18 finishers earn All-OAC honors with the top nine being All-OAC First Team selections.


Freshman Caitlin Goggin (Mantua/Crestwood) placed 23rd (23:50.6) while fellow freshmen Rachel Smith(Waterford, Pa./Fort LeBoeuf) in 45th (24:40.9), Mary Catherine Powers (Seven Hills/Holy Name) placed 47th (24:42.7) and Emily Mazzaferri (Canton/GlenOak) finished in 57th to round out the team scoring for the Raiders.

The NCAA Great Lakes Regional is in two weeks on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Hope College in Holland, Mich.




























St. Thomas More adds yet another CYO city 

football championship to the dozens already 

won over past six decades

Oct. 31, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


LAKEWOOD – St. Thomas More School won the 7th grade Cleveland Diocese CYO football championship here today on Coughlin Field in the St. Edward High School athletic complex with an 18-6 win over St. Albert the Great

The Wolverines began dominating the game from their first offensive possession driving for their first of three first-half touchdowns that spurned an 18-0 halftime lead.

STM's Lupe Rivera
S/A-Cleveland Photos by Jason Keressi

Jake Walz plunged over the goal line on fourth and one for the first TD. Ben Cray set up the drive that led to the score with a 19-yard run that moved the Wolverines to near midfield and put them on their way.


Listen to post-game interview with STM Student/Athlete Jake Walz from today’s Wolverines-Mustangs game, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


The drive was initiated via an interception by quarterback/defensive back Kyle Fallon.


Listen to post-game interview with STM Student/Athlete Kyle Fallon from today’s 

Wolverines-Mustangs game, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading



The second score was set u; on a 20-yard gain on the quarterback keeper by Kyle Fallon, putting STM at the Mustang 15. From there Lupe Rivera scored the second TD on a 15-yard run.


Listen to post-game interview with STM Student/Athlete Lupe Rivera from today’s Wolverines-Mustangs game, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


Ben Cray, normally a fullback and used on the short-gain situations mainly in this game, also demonstrated great open field running, scoring the third TD on a scamper down the sidelines.


 Listen to post-game interview with STM Student/Athlete Ben Cray from today’s Wolverines-Mustangs game, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


St. Albert the Great finally got on the board on a TD pass from Mike Huber to Danny Gatto.

St. Al Team Photo

Watch a few short videos of today’s Mustangs-Wolverines  game, filmed by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


Fallon doused any other threats by the St. Al offense with his second interception of the game in the last minute.

This is yet another football championship to the dozens STM has won since the 1950s.

City Champs, STM

St. Bernadette wins combined CYO 

championship with title game win over Holy 

Trinity; Geib-to-Matthews bombs too much 

for the Eagles 

 Oct. 31, 2010

 By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


LAKEWOOD – St. Bernadette won the 7h-8th Grade Combined Division Cleveland Diocese CYO football championship here today on Coughlin Field, in the St. Edward High School athletic complex, with a, 34-14, win over Holy Trinity. 

St. Bernadette got the scoring with 4:11 left in the first quarter when quarterback Frank Geib threw a bomb down the right sidelines on his first of two touchdown passes on the afternoon to Mike Matthews.


 Listen to post-game interview with St. Bernadette Student/Athlete Frank Geib from today’s Bulldogs-Eagles game, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


Matthews grabbed the Geib aerial at the 15-yard line and outran the HT secondary the rest of the way to the end zone for a 6-0 lead. It was the same connection a minute later as Geib threw to the right flag for Matthews, who added the extra point and a 7-0 lead.  a run or pass counts as a one-point on the conversion in CYO ball).

The Bulldogs made it 13-0 with 26 seconds left in the first quarter when Jon Stoll bulled over from the five-yard line.  Geib ran to the left sidelines on the keeper for the conversion to make it, 14-0.

 Watch a few short videos of today’s Bulldogs-Eagles game, filmed by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


The Eagles began coming back later in the quarter by staging a long drive. Alex Stump’s 20-yard run gave HT a first down at the 13.

The Bulldog defense began stiffening, placing the Eagles behind the eight ball with a fourth and 12 from the 15 but then Ben Gauthier connected on a pass to Javier Camacho for a first down at the one.  Stump then scored on a one-yard run and Jack Schafer ran in for the point to make it a 14-7 game.

Geib threw to Ian Ryan with 47 seconds left in the first quarter and Geoff DiMassa ran in the point to make it 21-7.


Listen to post-game interview with St. Bernadette Student/Athlete Ian Ryan from today’s Bulldogs-Eagles game, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


The Bulldogs began breaking it open when Geib found Matthews again just a minute inside the second quarter to make it 27-7.


Listen to post-game interview with St. Bernadette Student/Athlete Mike Matthews from today’s Bulldogs-Eagles game, conducted by Norm Weber, by clicking and downloading


In the second half, Ryan, who set up the first score with a fumble recovery, did it again on defense, returning an interception 30 yards to garner a defensive touchdown to go with his offensive one from earlier in the game.

Mike Walsh ran in the extra point.

Ryan (35) and HIT's Alex Hornung battle for it

St. Bernadette

Holy Trinity

HT’s final score came on a 26-yard pass from Gauthier to Matt Carandang. Brandon Lerch ran in the extra point.

Hoover wins D-1 regional; Hudson's Caroline 

Sauers wins overall race

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Hudson’s Caroline Sauers won the individual regional title in 18:49.41 and Hoover won the team regional championship in the Girls Division I Boardman cross country regional.

The Vikings won with Sydney Lautzenheise in 11th, Emily Saus in 17th, Megan Monte (21), Sara Polatas (22) and Emily Jawowski (49).

Also qualifying as teams were Hudson, Louisville and Mentor. Louisville was led by Mckenzie Rankin in fifth, while the Cardinals’ best came from Deanna Kreider in 18th.

Other top ten finishers included Deanna Godby of Mayfield in second, Marie Lorentz of Mayfield in third, Solon’s Therese Haiss, in fourth, Stow’s Katie Betts in sixth, Green’s Krista Roehlig in seventh, Hudson’s Mattie Rankin in eighth, Hudson’s Madison Hartline in ninth and Perry’s (Stark County) Stacy Cameron in 10th.

Vibushan Sivakumara leads Woodridge to 

regional title

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


BOARDMAN -- Vibushan Sivakumara led Woodridge to the Division II boys regional cross country championship by winning the individual race as three teammates were right behind him in the top 10.

The Bulldogs had a pack of Drake Sulzer in 7th, Jacob Onifer in eighth, and Jimmy Charles in ninth. Matt Wojcik was the fifth runner in 13th.

St. Vincent=St. Mary, Marlington and Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin also qualified as teams.

The Iris had Jacob Swords in third, the Dukes Kyle Masterson in fifth and Brian Baum in sixth, and the Lions Mike Aquila in 11th.

Other top finishers were Northwest’s Matt Peters in second and St. V’s Pat O’Brien in 12th.

Woodridge's Moore, St. V win regionals

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


BOARDMAN – Maria Moore of Woodridge won the race and St. Vincent St. Mary won the regional team championship in the Division II cross country regional.

The Irish had Maria Arnone in sixth and Anna Mion in seventh and Tessa Weigand ninth in its first pack and Marissa Rosetti in 11th and Samantha Kirk in 16th in its second pack not too far behind.

Woodridge, NDCL and Crestwood also qualified to state. Sammi Vaughan finished fourth for Crestwood. NDCL’s best came from Liz Weiler in eighth.

Other top finishers were Perry’s Abbie Clifford in second, Crestwood’s Karlie Lieberth in 10th and Walsh’s Melinda Renuart in 12th.

Hawken’s Alexandra Markovich wins D-III 

race; Trinity, Gilmour, Aquinas, Berkshire, 

Indy sending teams to state

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


BOARDMAN – Independence, Trinity and Berkshire advanced to the boys’ Division III state cross country race in the regional here.

Nick Gliha led the Trojans by finishing third, Ryan Polman led Indy by finishing one spot ahead of him, and Matt Pelletier led Berhshire with a sixth.

Thomas Aquinas and Gilmour took 1-2 in the girls’ team race to qualify to state.

Hawken’s Alexandra Markovich won the gals’ race while Gilmour’s Halle Markel took second, Aquinas’ Julia Pusateri third, Aquinas’ Vickie Laubacher 8th, the Lancers’ Rachel Novinc ninth.

















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