A Page -- Sept. 14, 2011


Avon Lake eyeing a return to the winning ways tonight against Midpark

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


AVON LAKE --- After two tough losses last week, Avon Lake boys’ soccer will try to get back on the winning tracking starting tonight at home.

Tonight (Wednesday, September 14) is Senior Night/ALSO Night as the Shoremen host Midpark. They will be celebrating their 14 Seniors on “Senior Night” as well as our ALSO Youth Night.

Those Student/Athletes who wear their ALSO jerseys could enter the match for free.

“We are hoping our Shoremen get back to scoring with our mighty offense,” Avon Lake coach Dan Ogilvy said.


Avon Lake has been held to 4 goals in the last 4 matches.

The Shoremen have been victorious in the last six meetings with the Meteors, cleaning up in every Southwestern Conference match since Midpark joined the league in 2005 by a combined score of 35-8.

Once the dust settles from that one, the Shoremen will go on the road for a non-league match with Normandy on Byers Field Saturday.

The Shoremen beat the Invaders 4-0 last season but know the Invaders are a very much improved side in the 2011 campaign. 

Shoremen JV NOTES:

JV Maroon Results:  The Maroons defeated arch nemesis Amherst Steele 7-0 on Wednesday in SWC play.  Mitch McManaman and Chris Heine both scored twice.  DJ Murdock, Kyle Smith, and Kyle O’Connor also netted goals for the Shoremen.  Kane Adams earned another shutout.  The Maroons beat Jackson on Saturday 3-0 behind goals by DJ Murdock, Kyle O’Connor and Sean Galloway.

JV Gold Results: The Golds played Jackson on Saturday and lost 3-0.  “Despite the final outcomes of matches, the coaches are seeing improvement every day,” Ogilvy said.

Six score goals as Rangers roll to romp over Columbia

North Ridgeville girls’ soccer rolled to 3-2 with Monday’s 7-0 blanking of Columbia 

The Rangers built a 2-0 haltime lead and then went on a scoring spree in the second half as six different gals scored goals.

North Ridgeville   7

Columbia   0

Half:       (2-0)


NR:         Austin 2, Zingale, Ramage, S. Asp, Cape, Browning


NR:         K. Asp, Griffiths 2, Zingale, Austin


NR:         28

Columbia:            0


NR:         Wiles 0, Cape 0

Columbia:            Paine 21


NR          3-2

Columbia             unknown

Mags blanks Hoban on courts, 5-0

Magnificat’s varsity A tennis team rolled past Hoban Monday, 5--0.

The Blue Streaks won all six positions in straight sets.

Magnificat 5 Akron Hoban 0
Singles:Plagens d. Horattas 6-2, 6-2; Lugli d. Kramer 6-2, 6-4; Miller d. Semans 6-1, 6-3.
Doubles:Foliano/Patrick d. Remen/Dimeo 6-0, 6-0; Lawless/Johnson d. Felden/May 6-4, 6-1.

 Aly Ales shoots 39 as Solon wins over Brunswick and North Royalton in NOC play

Solon girls’ golf climbed above the .500 mark in the Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division and 9-5 overall with Monday’s dual win over North Royalton and Brunswick.

Aly Ales was match medalist, registering a 39 for the Comets.

Solon vs. North Royalton and Brunswick--9/12

at Grantwood Golf Course

Solon 177

North Royalton 188

Brunswick 206

Solon Scores:

Aly Ales 39--Match medalist

Tiffany Li 42

Alexis Gray 47

Leah Wilson 49

Grace Gutierrez 51

Laura Jurewicz 57

Solon is now 9-5 overall and 4-3 in the NOC Valley Division


Freshman Jillian Hollis shoots 33 to lead Mags past Beaumont and HB

Magnificat golf won a tri-match Monday at Highland Golf Course today against host Beaumont and Hathaway Brown. 

Jillian Hollis shot a 33 for match medalist honors in leading the Blue Streaks

The results are as follows:
Magnificat - 156
Beaumont - 198
Hathaway Brown - 183
low scorers:
Jillian Hollis (M) - 33
Ashley Yarbrough (HB) -39
Alley Vonderau (M) - 40
Ali Nageotte (M) -40

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Keystone soccer defeats Lake Ridge

Lake Ridge Academy's girl's soccer team visited Keystone High School in Lagrange Monday evening.  The Lions dressed only twelve players and several of those who did play were under-par due to colds and other aches and pains.  As the game wore on, the Lake Ridge players showed the strain of having to play without breaks as Keystone, after getting the advantage of a strong backing wind, controlled play for most of the second half.

Lake Ridge opened the scoring at the 29:51 mark of the first half when Sydney Clark  dribbled in left of Keystone goalie Sara Zambo and passed to Sam Potoczak who was following the play in the center of the field. Potoczak's kick went in the right side of the net past the diving Keystone goalie.  Five minutes later, at 23:26, Potoczak spotted Clark at the Keystone forty yard line on a breakaway pass that resulted in a Lake Ridge goal.  The Lions had momentum and control of the first half but were unable to put anymore shots past Zambo.
Keystone, with several freshmen such as Alicia Sadowsky, Courtney Zelinka, and Madison Copley playing major roles for the Wildcats, refused to back down in the second half and put constant pressure on the tiring Lions defense, but couldn't quite get the ball close enough for any quality shot on goal.  Lake Ridge goalie Sharday Baines made five saves, four in the second half, for the shutout win.  Keystone goalie Zambo had thirteen saves to her credit when she was injured making a save on a breakaway shot by Lake Ridge at the 13:40 mark of the second half and had to be replaced by forward Jenna Quillen, which further hurt the Keystone offense.  Quillen made two saves in her brief stint in goal.
Lake Ridge, now 3-2, travels to Firelands Wednesday evening.


Call John at 216-228-9329

Amateur Bowling Notes

Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 9/12/11


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Michael Homa, North Ridgeville, 9/7, Buckeye Lanes;

William Harris, Parma, 9/8, Cloverleaf Lanes:

Jim Sneed, Berea, 9/9, Buckeye Lanes;

John Reindle, North Olmsted, 9/12, Freeway Lanes of Parma;


299 Games 

298 Games

    800 Series

Joe Johnson, Euclid, 8/27, (801);

Mike Brabander, North Ridgeville, 9/7, Buckeye Lanes (806);

Phil Sillia Jr., North Olmsted, 9/9, Buckeye Lanes (804);


Solon opens NOC season with crossover game against North Royalton

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


SOLON -- Solon football, 3-0 and ranked No. 2 in Greater Cleveland, will open its Northeast Ohio Conference season with a crossover game Friday in Stewart Field with North Royalton.

The Comets and Bears will square off in their first meeting since the 2007 state playoffs. Solon will celebrate homecoming on Friday night as a part of the Comets’ second game at Stewart Field this season.

The third game of the 2011 campaign began the home portion of the Comets’ schedule. Akron Buchtel visited Stewart Field and did not leave happy, getting taken out by the hosts, 28-2.


Quarterback Pat Kramer finished the game with 13 completions on 20 attempts for 152 yards and 1 touchdown. George Berry led the rushing efforts with 103 yards and a touchdown. In the receiving category, Drew Barksdale topped the list with 3 catches for 43 yards. Defensively, Nick Davidson continues to stand out with 10 assists, 1 solo tackle, and 2 TFLs against Buchtel.

The Comets have now outscored their opponents this season, 96-15.

The first three weeks of the 2011 schedule for Northeast Ohio Conference schools put the 18 teams up against opponents in other conferences. The NOC posted winning records against the Akron City Series, Cleveland Senate League, Federal League, Inde-pendent schools, Lake Erie League, Ohio Capital Conference, Steel Valley Conference, and the Suburban League.

The 2011 season continues on Friday night at Solon’s Stewart Field. The Comets own a 41-3 record at Stewart Field since 2003. Not only does Week Four bring the North Royalton Bears to Solon, it’s also homecoming week for Comet fans.

“Our guys are always aware of the expectations each week and we are ready for another week at home in front of a great home crowd,” said Head Coach Jim McQuaide. “We have progressed the last three weeks and have gotten better. We need to continue to do so as a team.”

Solon’s Nick Davidson has proven yet again be a dominate force on the Comets’ defensive squad. Davidson finished the game last week with 13 tackles (10-assists, 1-solo, and 2-TFL). 


His best game so far on the season was against Shaker Heights when he had 15 total tackles. Along with his defensive performance, Davidson is an asset to the offensive side of the ball as well. As a tailback, Davidson has scored a touchdown in both the Kilbourne and Buchtel games.

Claire Violand, Brooke Kahl come back to win three-set/three tiebreaker match at first doubles to enable St. Joe’s to notch win over Beaumont

CLEVELAND (WEST PARK) -- With a long, wild match victory at first doubles, St. Joseph Academy was able to slip past Beaumont on Monday, 3-2.

Claire Violand and Brooke Kahl were down after one set as all three sets at first doubles were eventually to go to a tie breaker, but came back to win the last two by 7-6 margins.

The Jaguar duo lost the tie breaker in the first set 7-4 to drop it 6-7, but won the second sets 7-6 asnd 7-4 tie breakers. 

Missy Drapac was St. Joe’s only singles winner, taking the third singles point.

 Rachel Paonetti and Emily DeGidio were also a St. Joe winner at second singles.

Saint Joseph Academy 3, Beaumont 2
Singles:  Lawless (B) d. Wagner 6-0, 6-1; Barone (B) d. Powers 5-7, 6-3, 6-2; Drapac (SJA) d. Rowane 6-2, 7-6 (7-2).
Doubles:  Violand/Kahl (SJA) d. Szabados/Militello 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 (7-4); DeGidio/Paponetti (SJA) d. Mawby/Knezevic 6-3, 6-0.

Avon Lake clubs Valley Forge as Taylor Nedrich scores tying and winning goals

By John Kenny

On an early Senior Night at Avon Lake, the AL Shoregals pounded the Valley Forge defense with 18 shots on goal and 11 corner kicks resulting in a 4-1 victory.

The Patriots led off the scoring in the 8th minute on a goal by senior Jessica Mertens who picked up a ball about 40 yds. out and dribbled through the AL defense to deliver a hard shot into the Shoregal goal.

Taylor Nedrich

After that point, it was all Shoregals as senior Taylor Nedrich netted the game tying tally just before halftime as she intercepted a pass at the top of the box and fired a shot into goal. 

 Nedrich scored again in the second half at the 45-minute mark with the eventual game winner. 

Then it was junior Kailey McClain's turn. She scored at the 56 minute mark as she found some space in the middle of the Valley Forge defense.  One minute later she scored again on a great assist from sophomore Emily O'Connor.

The Patriot goalkeepers were kept very busy on the night with freshman Brooke Zoltai making 9 saves and fellow freshman Gabrielle DeLaat making 5 stops.

Senior Dana Strimbu was in goal for Avon Lake and made 2 saves.

The Shoregals up their record to 2-1-2 while Valley Forge falls to 3-4-1.

Girls Soccer

Avon Lake vs. Valley Forge

Game Date:    Monday Sept. 12, 2011

Final Score:
Avon Lake (AL) - 4        Valley Forge (VF) - 1

AL    2-1-2            VF    3-4-1

AL    Taylor Nedrich - 2    VF    Jessica Mertens
    Kailey McClain - 2

AL    Emily O'Connor - 1    VF    None

Shots on Goal:
AL    18            VF    3

AL    Dana Strimbu - 2

VF    Brooke Zoltai  - 9
    Gabrielle DeLaat -5

AL    27            VF    8

Corner Kicks:
AL    11            VF    0

AL    3            VF    0

AL    6            VF    6

AL    1            VF    1

For public relations/ad copy, contact Ken at ken@thewriteco.com

Berg men's soccer in second tourney in as many 


TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University men's soccer team will compete in its
second tournament in as many weekends with two matches at the Kenyon College
Tournament, Friday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 18, at Mavec Field in Gambier,
.  The Student Princes face host Kenyon on Friday at 5:30 p.m. and take
on The College of Wooster at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Heidelberg enters the tournament 1-2-1 overall and will play its first true
road match of 2011 against Kenyon.  'Berg played Allegheny (Pa.) College and
Saint Vincent (Pa.) College in neutral site matches at last weekend's
Wilmington Kiwanis Classic.

Senior defender Joe Trejo (Tucson, Az./Sabino), senior midfielder Michael
Juart (Hilliard/Darby) and junior midfielder Trevor Dawson (Keller,
Texas/Keller) led the way for Heidelberg against Allegheny and Saint
, earning Wilmington Kiwanis Classic all-tournament team honors.

Through four matches this season, the Student Princes are led by senior
first-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference forward Mike Harling (Manchester,
England/Holy Cross), freshman midfielder Hamid Shariff (Centennial) and
Trejo-all of whom have scored goals-and sophomore defender Erik Furst
(Columbus/Upper Arlington), who has notched two assists.

Junior two-time All-OAC goaltender Ryan Smith (Roanoke, Texas/Keller) has
seen all the action between the pipes for Heidelberg and has made 15 saves
while allowing just 0.91 goals per game.  He also has one shutout to his

Kenyon also enters the tournament 1-2-1 overall and is led by Logan Konkol
and Alistair Flynn with a goal each, and James Smith, who has made 14 saves
and allowed four goals this season.

Wooster is 2-2 and is led by Noah Wagemann with three goals and one assist.
Taylor Takacs has made 25 stops and allowed 10 goals in the net.