A Page -- Sept. 3, 2010

Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton, home of Wright State sports

Another Nutter seeking to leave 

"running" mark at Wright State; 

Gilmour alumna Kelsi Nutter set for 

another cross country season

Sept. 3, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Although it is just a matter of coincidence, Gilmour alumna Kelsi Nutter has a popular surname within the athletic department at the school she is running for currently, Wright State, in Dayton.

The former Lancer will begin her junior season running for the Raiders and is hoping that over the next two cross and track seasons, the name “Nutter” sticks as that of one of the school’s better runners and not just connected with the facilities.

The Ervin J. Nutter Center in Dayton is where several of Wright State’s teams play their home games/matches, is the site of the state high school volleyball championship every November and is where the minor league hockey team, the Dayton Bombers, play.

Kelsi Nutter
Gilmour alumna Kelsi Nutter

Most Student/Athletes pick colleges for various reasons and even though it was not the impetus for making her decision, there is something quirky about the coincidence. The Nutter family from Concord and Gilmour is not related to the Nutter family for which the athletic facility is named after in Dayton.

Nonetheless, Nutter will begin her third season with the Raiders tomorrow when they participate in the Flyer 5K Challenge at Indian Riffle Park in Kettering.

She comes into the season as one of the top seven runners and one of five juniors after competing in all but one race in 2009.

After red-shirting as a freshman, Nutter set career best 5K at Friendship Invitational clocking in at 22:05, and then set career best 6K at Falcon Invitational clocking in at 26:02.

Nutter is a four-time team champion in high school, competing on three of Jeff Klein’s state track championship teams and also was on the Lancers’ cross country title team in 2006. She was also on a 3.200 reay team that set a record at the state meet.

Nutter is the only Cleveland area runner on the women’s team at Wright State, but the men’s team has freshman Dan Shafer from Painesville Harvey and Pat Schlafer from Uniontown.

Euclid's Mike Preston to be a key

part of the offense when The Berg 

begins season in Alma

Sept. 3, 2010

By Morgan Hawley

Saturday, Sept. 4 at 1:00 p.m.
Bahlke Field (4,500) - Alma, Mich.

Top Story: The Heidelberg University football team is set to embark on its 114th year on the gridiron when it travels to Alma, Mich. for a non-conference game with Alma College. Kick off against the Scots of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) is slated for 1:00 p.m. Heidelberg closed out the 2009 season winners of three of its last four outings to stand at 4-6 for the year. This year the Berg returns 41 letter winners, including 16 starters. Leading the way is 10 returning offensive starters highlighted by All-Ohio Athletic Conference selections from a season ago, Mike PrestonNate Kater and Andrew Miller. Following its road trip north, Heidelberg faces its bye week before opening up OAC play, and its home portion of its schedule, Sept. 18 with Baldwin-Wallace College.
Quick Stat of the Afternoon: Dating back to the program’s first season in 1892, Heidelberg owns a record of 57-51-6 all-time in season openers. Under the tutelage of fourth-year head coach Mike Hallett, the Berg is 3-0 in season openers. In Hallet’s inaugural campaign, Heidelberg topped Oberlin College 37-26 to snap a 36-game losing streak. Over the lasttwo seasons, Heidelberg swept a home and away series with Westminster College. Heidelberg topped the visiting Titans 62-27 in 2008. Heidelberg scored on six of its first seven possessions en route to tying for ninth in points scored in a single game. A season ago, Heidelberg traveled to New Wilmington, Pa. and topped the host Titans 42-26. In its season opening win in 2009, Heidelberg’s offense, defense and special team’s all found the end zone. In its 113-year history, the last time Heidelberg won four straight season openers was from 1985-1989 when they won five consecutive.



Mount thin on experienced runners; 

Strongsvillle's Lesley Sherwood one 

of only three veteran runners

September 3, 2010 

By Lenny Reich

ALLIANCE, Ohio--With only three women that have ever ran a race on the entire roster second year head coachKevin Lucas is pushing the reset button on the Mount Union women's cross country program in 2010. 

The Purple Raiders top runner heading into the season is senior Christin Handley (East Aurora, N.Y./Iroquois Central).  It is Handley's first cross country season as she played the last three years on Mount Union's women's soccer team, but she has been a distance runner on the Raiders' track and field teams.

After Handley is Mount Union's only returning letterwinner in junior Lesley Sherwood (Strongsville/Strongsville)

Lesley Sherwood

The remainder of the spots will probably come from a list of freshmen that make up Lucas' first recruiting class at Mount Union.  Topping that list are Chelsey Bruce (Cuyahoga Falls/Cuyahoga Falls),


Cuy. Falls' Bruce


Goggin(Mantua/Crestwood) and Emily Mazzaferi (Canton/GlenOak).



"The team had just five total runners last year," commented Lucas.  "Everyday is something new since we are literally starting over.  These first few races will tell us a lot and hopefully prepare us for the rest of the season."

The season begins tomorrow in Grand Island, N.Y., at the Daniel Walker Invitational hosted by Buffalo State College.

Titans Top Yeowomen
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Box Score

New Wilmington, Pa. –
 The Oberlin College women’s soccer team dropped its first road contest of the season, falling to Westminster College 3-0 on Friday afternoon in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. 

“We have to take our hats off to them tonight,” Head Coach Kristen Haydensaid. “They are a very good team and played a very sound game tonight.”
Kristen Hayden

Oberlin (1-1) was outshot 21-9 in the contest. Amelia JarvinenSophie Vielandand Sarah Orbuch led the Yeowomen with two shots each.

Rookie netmimder Rachael Bandeira made seven saves in just over 72 minutes of work before giving way to Sara Gaines.

The Titans (2-0) scored just eight-and-half minutes into the game. Kristen Koontz would add the final two scores with one coming in the first half and the other coming 10 minutes into the second session.

Eagles score early and often 

against Pitt team; go into 

Cardinal Mooney affair at 2-0

Sept. 3, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


LAKEWOOD –St. Edward remained unbeaten in this young high school football season with a 65-25 win over visiting Penn Hills, a team out of the Pittsburgh area, tonight here in Lakewood Stadium.

The Eagles (2-0) wasted no time in jumping out to a lead in this one as Cory Blackstock returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown and the hosts had a 6-0 lead with the game only 14 seconds old.

Mike Dinunzio kicked the extra point and the Eagles led 7-0 with still a lot of game left to play.

Listen to post-game interview with coach Rick Finotti from tonight’s Eds-Penn Hills game conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading


Just a few minutes later the Eagles tacked on two more with a defensive score. The Eagles pushed the Indians back toward the goal line. Then the ball squirted loose in the Penn Hills backfield and into the end zone, where a lot of green shirts were around it, but luckily for the visitors, one of its backs was able to fall on the ball so that it had to give up only a safety instead of a touchdown.

However, the Eagles did capitalize in getting the ball back on the free kick with a 46-yard drive, capped by a 2-yard TD run by Terrell Bates. Key plays in the drive were a 16-yard completion from Kevin Burke to Colin McManamon and 15-yard pass connection from Burke to tight end Sam Grant.

Watch short video of St. Edward in tonight’s game against Penn Hills filmed by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading


Burke earned his first TD pass of the evening on a 23-yard strike to Reggie Terrell late in the first quarter and St. Ed had a 23-0 lead before the game was even one-fourth completed. Also, this meant that two different guys named Terrell scored Eagle TDs in the first quarter – one with a first name and one with the surname Terrell.

Watch short video of St. Edward coach Rick Finotti give game ball to asst. coach Jon Hunek tonight’s game against Penn Hills filmed by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading


Burke did a nifty bit of running on the drive to set up the score. On what appeared to be a broken play, Burke took a high snap, nearly was sacked in the backfield, eluded five tacklers and raced down the left sidelines for a 34-yard gain on an unplanned quarterback keeper.

Bates scored his second TD of the game on a 4-yard run with 9:30 to go in the half. A 19-yard Burke-to-Jones pass and 23-yard Bates run set up the score. Dinunzio’s kick made it 30-0.

Penn Hills finally got on the scoreboard with 3:43 left in the half on a quarterback sneak by Phil Morford.

Prior to that drive, it seemed as if Penn Hills had more offensive plays for negative yardage than positive yardage as the charged up St. Ed defense turned in scores of tackles for losses and quarterback sacks.

Among those getting in on sacks in the first half were Matt Mohline, Greg Kuhar, Deonte Gibson, Shane McManamon, Avery Baily, and Tom Lally.


Those chipping in on tackles for losses were Mohline, Kuhar, Alex D’Angelo, Darryl Render, Sam Martello and Bailey.

Bates scored his third TD of the half on a 32-yard run, but Penn Hills returned the favor when Corey Jones returned the ensuing kick off for a TD to make it a 50-point half, St. Ed leading, 37-13, with still a half left to play.

On the drive leading to Bates’ fourth TD of the evening, Kuhar was using his big guys as wide receivers, connecting with tight end Dalton Morris and fullback Ryan Giachetti.

During mop-up time, Brandon Cardinal scored two TDs and second string kicker Jake Wilhelm was able to kick four PATs to join the flock of Eagles already in the scorebook this season. Morford threw to Jones for the Indians’ third score and Jones returned a kick off for a TD for the second time of the evening for their fourth score.

Penn Hills is in the AAAA Division of high school football in Pennsylvania. It went 5-6 last year and sent five of the players from that team to Division I the University of Pittsburgh. The Indians have four more this season that are headed up the same route.

Watch short video of St. Edward in tonight’s game against Penn Hills filmed by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading


The Pittsburgh team came with a short roster because it had to send home 21 boys for not carrying a 2.0 grade point average, possibly because of an overabundance of female teachers and not enough male role models in the school, which is often the case.


Mount Union cross country team 

ranked No. 21 in nation; Lakewood's 

Tim Kelly one of the Raiders top 


September 3, 2010 

By Lenny Reich

ALLIANCE, Ohio--The University of Mount Union men's cross country team 

wants to send long-time coach John Homon out a winner in 2010.

Lakewood High alum Tim Kelly

Homon is in his 31st and final season as coach and will retire at the end of the semester.  Under his tenure, the Purple Raiders have won 12 Ohio Athletic Conference championships and preseason ranked No. 21 in the nation, Mount Union is primed to make another "run" this season.



Raiders fall in MEEECHEEGAN

September 3, 2010 

By Josh Reilly

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- The Mount Union volleyball team dropped a pair of tough battles at the season-opening Midwest Classic -- the first to No. 4 Hope, 3-2, and the second to Thiel, 3-1, on Friday at Calvin.

Medina's Glass

The Purple Raiders (0-2) fought back from a 2-1 deficit, but ultimately lost, 23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 24-26, 15-11.

Deanna Glass (Medina/Medina) led the attack, finishing with 16 kills, 16 digs, seven aces and four solo blocks. Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) 52 assists and Sarah Dean (Strongsville/Walsh Jesuit) added 31 digs.

Olmsted Falls' Julie Radigan

The Tomcats won the nightcap, 28-26, 25-23, 9-25, 25-14. In that match, Radigan had 42 assists and Dean made 32 digs.

Mount Union will be back in action on Saturday with two matches at Hope. Opponents will be Cornerstone (10 a.m.) and ninth-ranked Calvin (noon).

Oberlin Volleyball Drops a Pair today
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La Crosse, Wisc. – 
The trip up north for the Oberlin College volleyball team got off to a sour start as the Yeowomen dropped both of their contests on Friday night at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Invite.

Viterbo (Wisc.) upended Oberlin in straight sets by the scores of 25-18, 25-12 and 25-20. The Yeowomen were able to take one set in the nightcap against the host Eagles, but still found themselves on the wrong end of a 25-20, 25-19, 23-25, 25-21 outcome.

Oberlin (0-3) will have a quick turnaround as it searches for its first win of the season tomorrow. First OC will take on Buena Vista (Iowa) at 11:30 p.m. EST and the Milwaukee School of Engineering at 1:30 p.m. EST.




Sept 3

By Nick Minerd

CLAREMONT, CALIF. – The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team opened the 2010 season with a pair of wins on day one today (Friday, September 3) of the Pacific Coast Classic hosted by Pomona Pitzer College at Lilliore Green Rains Center in Claremont. The Spartans defeated Chapman University (CA), 3-1, and followed with a 3-2 win victory versus the tourney hosts.

The Spartans play two more California opponents tomorrow with a 12:00 p.m. (PST) match versus Claremont M.S. and a 2:15 p.m. (PST) contest versus University of Redlands.

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