A Page -- Sept. 22, 2010


Comets look to extend regular-

season winning streak to 15

games; tough-luck Explorers looking 

for first win

Sept 22, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


SOLON -- While Hudson might be coming into Stewart Field Friday with an 0-4 record, Solon certainly is not looking past the game with a sneeze and looking ahead to next Thursday’s contest at now 3-1 Mayfield.

The winless season through for weeks is out of character for Hudson, typically a school with a strong program in America football. The Explorers were 8-2 last year and all four games this year have been close ones.

The Comets, 4-0 this season and winners of their last 14 regular season games, will face an Explorer team that lost to 4-0 Medina by one touchdown and 4-0 Lake by one touchdown and 2-2 Jackson also by a touchdown.


The Comets are coming off a sound 38-13 clubbing of Parma in which the only points scored by the Redmen were the 13 fourth-quarter points the second- and third-team Comet defense conceded.

Def. Coord. Ed Bubonics' defense kept shutout through three quarters

The offense will be going after its fifth consecutive game in which it has scored 30 or more points.

The Explorers were on short end of a similar score, falling to Strongsville, 42-14 last week.

Solon has won the last five meetings between the two schools, including last year’s fairly close 28-14 decision. Solon leads the all-time series between the two programs, 10-2.

Again, this will not be an easy game for the Comets. Wiley Explorer coach Tom Narducci surely will have his troops prepared for Friday. The veteran coach is now in his 16th season of guiding the Explorers, holding a record of 92-64.

Tres Barksdale

Against the Redmen, the scoring got started when back-up quarterback Pat Kramer threw a 33 touchdown pass to Tres Barksdale in the first quarter.

The Comets made it 14-0 when Kramer found AJ Hicks for a 31-yard TD pass in the second quarter.

AJ Hicks

Chris Humphrey came in and flicked a five-yard pass for a TD to Corey Stuart in the third quarter.


Kyle Hammonds and Khoury Crenshaw each ran for TDs and Alex Knight kicked four extra points in four tries and a 33-yard field goal. Hammonds ran for over 200 yards.

Mount 21st, Case Reserve 27th in 

national cross poll

Sept. 22

By Lenny Reich

NEW ORLEANS, La.--The University of Mount Union's men's cross country team is ranked No. 21 in the nation in the latest United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Poll.

The Purple Raiders, ranked No. 2 in the Great Lakes Region, won the Penn State-Behrend Invitational last Saturday in Erie, Pa., which maked the second week in a row Mount Union claimed the team title at an event.


Kaitlin Newmann is medalist as 

Avon bests, Avon Lake, Joe's

Sept. 22

In a non-conference girls’ golf tri-match @ Sweetbriar Par 35 today Avon with 168 came out on top, followed by Avon Lake 188, and St, Joe's 192.


Avon’s Kaitlin Newmann was medalist with a 39, while Alison Flint of Avon Lke and Emily Wallace of Avon shot 42.


Here is how the teams stacked up tonight:
Avon Lake 12-2 swc 17-4 overall
Alison Flint 42
Corynn Krieg 47
Kara Goodwin 47
Kelly Bruce 52
Total 188
Avon 7-1 wsc 10-2 overall
Kaitlin Newmann 39
Emily Wallace 42
Kaitlyn Greear 43
Mary Dickson 44
Total 168
St. Joe's
Sarah Giachetti 44
Lindsey Keefe 46
Hannah Millar 48
Amber Samkas 54
Total 192

Shoregals nip Falls to hang on to

first in SWC; Lukstein scores 

winner, Dana Strimbu registers 


Sept 22

Avon Lake's Cheyenne Lukstein scored the only goal of the match on a header from a corner kick by Jillian Strimbu, as the Shoregals nipped Olmsted Falls, 1-0, in a Southwestern Conference match.

Dana Strimbu made a game saving stop in the final minutes and recorded 9 saves on the evening.

For Olmsted Falls, Leah Walchanowicz made 6 saves. Avon Lake improves to 8-2 and remains in first place in the Southwestern Conference (5-0-0) while Olmsted Falls is even at 5-5.

Strickler's hat trick leads first-place 

Amherst in rout of Midpark

 Sept 22, 2010

Jon Strickler had a hat trick to lead Amherst to a 8-0 win over Midpark, pushing the Comets into first place in the SWC.

Kevin Kasper had a pair of goals and Andrew Matakovich, Nick Glowacki, and Andy Brooks added single tallies for the Comets.  Connor Klekota pitched in with three assists, while Marcus Schmitz, Kevin Kasper, and Garrett Klekota also notched an assist apiece.

Shelby Neidert earned the win in goal with his second shutout of the season, coming up with a big save on a penalty kick to keep the Meteors off the scoreboard. Mitch Telep had 12 saves for Midpark in goal. Midpark is 1-7-2 (0-5 in the SWC).

 The Comets improve to 9-1-1 on the season and stand alone in first place in the SWC for the moment at 4-0-1.  Amherst travels to Brecksville next Thursday to take on the Bees.

Shoremen, Bulldogs play to scoreless tie

Sept 22, 2010

Avon Lake and Olmsted Falls played to a 0-0 tie in boys Southwestern Conference soccer tonight.


Overall record for Avon Lake is4-5-2 and for Olmsted Falls: 3-3-3. The WC record for Avon Lake: is 2-2-1 and for Olmsted Falls: 0-3-2.


Avon Lake: Bryce Stuart had 5 saves. Avon Lake had the edge on shots,: 18-10 (11 and 7 were on goal, respectively)


“It was a tough match in SWC play,” AL coach Dan Ogilvy said “We generated an attack but could not finish in the attacking third.”

At The Legends of Massillon
How they finished: 1. Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy 324; 2. Fairless 339; 3. Tusky Valley 340; 4. Indian Valley 351; 5. Triway 360; 6. Tuslaw 364; 7. Canton Timken 381; 8. Manchester 389.
Top Individuals:  1. Forsythe (CV) 77; 2. Maury (F) 78; 3. Doak (IV) 79; 4. Criswell (CV) 80; 5. Vanbuskirk (CV) 82; 6. Mills (IV) 82; 7. Barr (TV) 83; 8. Widder (F) 83; 9. (tie) Blacka (TV) 85, Grenert (TR), Richards (CV) 85.
Interesting Points for Roundups:  The PAC concluded with announcements of 1st team, 2nd team, and Coach/Player of the Year:
Player of the Year - Senior Jacob Forsythe (CVCA) (medalist all three PAC tournaments)
Coach of the Year - Coach Jon Bucciarelli (CVCA)
The totals below are the 3 tournament combined totals:
 Individual ScoresTotalsGrade
1st TeamJacob Forsythe (cv)21912
1st TeamBrandon Doak (iv)23712
1st TeamPierre Maury (fa)24012
1st TeamDaniel Criswell (cv)24711
1st TeamWilliam Vanbuskirk (cv)24811
1st TeamKevin Krysty (tv)25011
2nd TeamPeter Richards (cv)25111
2nd TeamCam Barr (tv)25110
2nd TeamEddy Grenert (tr)25111
2nd TeamEthan Hammontree (tu)25312
2nd TeamRyan Blacka (tv)25712
2nd TeamShawn Mills (iv)2599
 Team Results  
1st placeCVCA24965
2nd placeTusky Valley201012
3rd placeFairless181029
4th placeTuslaw141059
5th placeIndian Valley111079
6th placeTriway101097
7th placeTimken81109
8th placeManchester31205


Ignatius wins Holy War on the soccer 

pitch, 3-0; Eagles keep it scoreless 

for 26 minutes

Sept. 22, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


LAKEWOOD – A match between a .500 team and an undefeated and nationally ranked team was more than just a ho-hum affair tonight here on the pitch in Coughlin Field Stadium before a standing-room only crowd of 1,000 fans when St. Edward and St. Ignatius got together for a another Holy War –  soccer style.


The Wildcats (9-0-0) lived up to their billing as the No. 3 ranked team in the country but they knew it was not going to be easy against a fired up St. Edward team that needs no special motivation when playing their arch-rivals from the West Side and gave the Cats all they could handle before falling 3-0. 

Watch short video of bag pipe players who played a tribute to late Ignatius S/A Adam Grodzik prior tonight’s Ignatius-Eds soccer match by clicking and downloading:


The match was prefaced with a tribute to former St. Ignatius Student/Athlete Adam Grodzik, who died in a car crash last week. The team dedicated this match to his memory.

Listen to post-match interview with Ignatius Student/Athlete Nate Fahey from tonight’s Holy War on the Pitch -- conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:




With one of the top goalies in the area in Toby Frohlich, the Eagles stood a chance, playing 0-0 ball for better than one half when Nate Fahey found Matt Foldesy over the middle and Foldesy put it in at 26:40 to make it 1-0 Wildcats.

Listen to post-match interview with Ignatius Student/Athlete Matt Foldesy from tonight’s Holy War on the Pitch -- conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:



Watch short video of Student/Athlete Matt Foldesy score the winning goal intonight’s Ignatius-Eds soccer match by clicking and downloading


Fahey would figure in on all three goals before the night would be over, the first time it has happened in his career. 

Watch short video of Student/Athlete Nate Fahey score the second goal in tonight’s Ignatius-Eds soccer match by clicking and downloading


Luke Blades took the Wildcats first corner kick of the night, sailing the ball toward the pack in front of the ball. After a Frohlich save, the ball came back out top, Foldesy collected it and distributed it to Fahey who scored the second goal at 30:45.


Listen to post-match interview with Ignatius Student/Athlete Yianni Sarris from tonight’s Holy War on the Pitch -- conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:


Watch short video of Wildcat Student/Athletes celebrate with Student/Fans after Sarris’s goal in tonight’s Ignatius-Eds soccer match by clicking and downloading

The Wildcats would add one more when Fahey crossed a pass to Yianni Sarris, who scored in the second minute of the second half.

Brendan Cash started to get the half shutout in goal and then was relieved in the second half by Jax Morgan, who preserved the goose egg.


Listen to post-match interview with Eds Student/Athlete Toby Frohlich from tonight’s Holy War on the Pitch -- conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:


Watch 2 short videos of Student/Athlete Toby Frohlich make saves in tonight’s Ignatius-Eds soccer match by clicking and downloading:


St. Ed falls to 3-4-1 against a rugged schedule with the home loss.

Falcons hope to "land up" in Upland 

this weekend 

Sept 22, 2010

By Andy Barch

SOUTH EUCLID -- The Notre Dame Falcons now have four games under their belt and, with a 1-3 record in tow, head to Upland, Ind., to take on the Trojans of Taylor University.

Notre Dame comes into the game fresh off facing a ranked foe for the first time, and, after losing last week to No. 10 Walsh by a score of 34-14, things don’t get much easier for the Falcons.


The Trojans went 7-3 a year ago and came into the 2010 season as the No. 22 team on the NAIA Coaches’ Pre-season Poll. 

They are off to a 1-2 start through three games this season, but that record could be a bit misleading: Taylor’s first loss came against a William Penn (Iowa) squad that is currently 3-0 and ranked No. 20 (NAIA Coaches Poll); its second loss came last Saturday in a close game (28-20)  against NCAA-IAA Butler (Ind.).
Perry (Stark Co.) alum John Hyde (5) was named NAIA def. player of week

For NDC, the trip to Upland marks the team’s third road game. The Falcons are in the middle of a stretch that finds the team playing five road games in a six-week stretch.


Yeo Notes: Oberlin Grid at Hiram, Sept. 25
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By Ryan Mouch

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Student/Writer

Oberlin The Oberlin College football team will conclude its three-game road swing when it travels to nearby Hiram College 

on Saturday afternoon for a critical North Coast Athletic 

Conference meeting with the Terriers. 


 Oberlin College Yeomen (1-1, 0-1 NCAC) @ Hiram College Terriers (1-2, 1-1 NCAC)

When: Saturday, September 25, 1 p.m. EST

Where: Henry Field – Hiram, Ohio

Radio: AM- 1320 WOBL l Brian Deitz (play-by-play) l Don 

Vincent (color) 

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Live Stats: TBA

Extra Coverage: The Jeff Ramsey Show brought to you by 

Lorenzo’s Pizzeria & Restaurant, Wednesday, September 22, 

8:30 p.m. on AM-1320 WOBL andloraincounty.com.

Series: Oberlin trails the all-time series 23-28

Last Meeting Against the Terriers
: Oberlin defeated the Terriers 

34-29 on November 14, 2009 at Savage Stadium. 

Last Time out for the Yeomen: Lost to The College of Wooster 

Fighting Scots 31-14 (9/18/10)


Yeomen Suffer 2-1 Setback at Muskingum
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New Concord, Ohio – The Oberlin College men’s soccer team fought through a 40-minute lighting delay, and the fact that they were without two of their better players in senior Wyatt Hayman and junior Oliver Miller-Farrell, only to fall short to Muskingum College 2-1 on Wednesday night. 

A tightly-contested game from start to finish, it was the Yeomen who got on the board first off a setpiece play. It was junior Shahab Raza who finished off the service from Alen Cisija in the 16th minute. The goal was Raza’s first of the year, while Cisija was credited with his team-leading fourth assist.

Just before the first-half horn could sound, Muskingum was able to tie the score on a John Molnar goal. 

Oberlin had 7-4 shot advantage in the first half, but in the final 45 minutes of the play the Muskies did a better job of controlling the tempo and an 11-6 edge in shots. 

Unfortunately, one of those shots was able to sneak in for the game-winning goal as Molnar took a pass from Zane Satterfield and sent one past Zach Lipshultz. Satterfield also assisted on Molar’s first score. Lipshultz finished with three saves on the night. 

The Muskies forced five corner kicks on the night, while the Yeomen settled for just two. 

Oberlin will look to get back on track on Saturday when former NCAC foe Earlham comes to Fred Shults Field for a 2 p.m. tilt. 

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