A Page -- Sept. 8, 2010

Janine Lytle scored her first collegiate goal in Valpo's draw on Sunday. (Ray Acevedo)
Wooster native Janine Lytle

Westlake's Brooke Henderson, Avon 

Lake's Trisha Wladecki, Wooster's 

Janine Lytle lead Valpo to best start 

ever; Crusaders still undefeated after 

five matches

Sept 8, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Valparaiso’s women’s soccer team has gotten off to a strong start in an undefeated season so far thanks to the contribution of three Cleveland-area girls.

The Crusaders (3-0-2) are getting led by a scoring barrage from northeastern Ohio. Two of the top three scorers on the team and three of the top six currently hail from northern Ohio.

Westlake’s Brooke Henderson is second on the club in scoring with one goal and two assists for four points. Avon Lake’s Trisha Wladecki is third with a goal and an assist for three points and Wooster’s Janine Lytle is sixth with two points on one goal. Lytle has one of the top shot percentages on the team with one goal on four shots (.250).

Lytle scored the only Crusader goal in a double overtime draw with Evansville. She scored at the 10:06 mark, but the Purple Aces scored later in the period and the gals played scoreless soccer for the last 70 minutes of the match.

It was Lytle’s first collegiate goal.

Trisha Wladecki had a goal and an assist in the season-opening victory on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)
Avon Lake product Trisha Wladecki

Wladecki, a sophomore who was an Academic All American while in high school at ALHS, scored a goal in a tight battle against University of Missouri-Kansas City that the Crusaders won, 3-2.

In that same match, Henderson registered an assist on the goal that gave Valpo a 3-1 lead on UMKC.  At the time it was an insurance goal but as it turned out eventually became the winning goal.

Wladecki’s goal inside the 18-yard box came at 69:43 and gave the Crusaders a 2-1 lead at the time. UMKC scored a goal in the waning moments of the match.

Brooke Henderson

Henderson’s goal helped give the Crusaders a 4-2 win over Indiana/Purdue-Fort Wayne and also the Valpo’s best start in school history at 3-0-1 at the time. Her goal off a header in the 48th minute gave Valpo a 2-0 lead.

Henderson then got into the scoring act again, assisting on the fourth goal that gave the Crusaders a 4-1 lead. A former Southwestern Conference MVP, Henderson was named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll in both the fall and spring last year.

The junior from Westlake started 19 matches last year and played in all 20 matches as a freshman. She is the daughter of Cliff and Patty Henderson of Westlake.

Trisha Wladecki

Wladecki started 19 of 21 matches last year as a freshman. She followed Henderson in 2008 as the SWC MVP. She is second in assists and fourth in total career points all-time at ALHS. She is the daughter of Dr. Mark and Virginia Wladecki

Janine Lytle

Lytle started all 21 matches as a freshman last year. She was a three-time team MVP at Wooster High and as the other two Student/Athletes from Northern Ohio, also performed in the classroom as a member of the National Honor Society. She is the daughter of John and Lydia Lytle.

The Viking Report. . .

A Look At What Is Happening In Cleveland State Athletics

Volleyball & Soccer At Home This Week...

Volleyball Hosts CSU Invitational & Men's & 

Women's Golf Open Seasons On The Road
Sept. 8, 2010

By Brian McCann

With the Labor Day holiday behind us, the schedule picks up for the Cleveland State athletic program as five of the eight fall sports will be in action including the first home appearance of the year for the unbeaten volleyball team.
Amy Grabiec
CSU Libero Amy Grabiec, a St. Joe's alumna

After winning six straight matches on the road to improve to 6-0 for only the second time in program history, the volleyball team will return home to host the CSU Invitational, Presented by the Crowne Plaza Cleveland South on Friday-Saturday, Sept. 10-11 in Woodling Gym.  The Vikings will face George Washington on Friday (Sept. 10) at 7:00 p.m. before playing a pair of matches on Saturday (Sept. 11), facing Morgan State at 1:00 p.m. and Kent State at 7:00 p.m.

Brecksville's Adam Niec & Johnson Claim Player of the Week Awards in NCAC

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By Mike Mancini

Westlake, Ohio - Oberlin College senior Joanna Johnson and sophomoreAdam Niec were honored by the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) for their respective performances this past week, the league office announced today. 

Johnson, a native of Chico, California, got her season off to fine start on the cross country terrain at the Wooster Tune-Up Meet last Wednesday. The two time NCAA All-American cruised to victory in the four-kilometer race with a time of 14:07 – besting the rest of the field by 1:47 en route to earn NCAC Runner of the Week honors. 




Avon's Ryan O'Rourke named OAC Offensive Player of the Week

Sept. 8, 2010

Baldwin-Wallace College sophomore quarterback Ryan O’Rourke (Avon) has been chosen as this week’s Ohio Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in last Thursday’s (September 2, 2010) 38-14 season-opening victory against The College of Wooster at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea.

O’Rourke, who transferred to B-W from NCAA Division III Slippery Rock University last winter, completed nine-of-13 passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns in his first game as a Yellow Jacket. He threw TD passes of 40 yards to senior defensive/ tight end Keith Darbut (Miami, Fla./ Palmetto Senior) on the first play of the game and 59 and 19 yards to sophomore wide receiver Brett Jensen (Avon).  O’Rourke and Jensenwere both teammates in high school and at Slippery Rock before both transferred to B-W last winter. In addition, O’Rourke ran for two yards on one attempt and was not sacked.

This Saturday, B-W, 1-0 overall, hosts OAC rival Capital University, 0-0 overall, in the OAC opener for each team on Family & Community Day at B-W with the kickoff in Finnie Stadium slated for 6:30 p.m.

Jake Forsythe leads CVCA to 

PAC Mid Season Tourney Title

Sept. 8, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



MASSILLON – Led by medalist Jake Forsythe, Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy won the Principals’ Athletic Conference Mid Season Tournament here today on the Legends of Massillon Course.


Forsythe, who is averaging a 36 for nine holes this year, shot a two-over par 74 to lead the Royals.


The teams stacked up as follows: 1. Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy 328;  2. Tusky Valley 334; 3. Fairless 336; 4. Tuslaw 346; 5. Triway 362; 6. Canton Timken 366; 7. Indian Valley 370; 8. Manchester 395


Eddy Grenert of Triway followed Forsthye with a 76. The rest of the top ten was as follows: 

 3. Pierre Maury (F) 78; 4. Kevin Krysty (TV) 79; 5 (tie) Brandon Doak (IV), Ethan Hammontree (TU) 80; 7 (tie). Alex Talbott (F) 82, Marc Yeagle (TV); 10. Pete Richards (CVCA) 83.


CVCA also had William Vanbuskirk with an 85, and Daniel Criswell with an 86.



Tuslaw also had Brock Tissot 87 and Colin Espinosa with an 89.


Fairless had Dylon Marmet with an 87 and Derek Kuecher with an 89.


Manchester had Ethan Goodman with a  90 and Max Crowder with a 97,


Matt Fortney led Timken with an 87, followed by Tyler Blackiston with a 90 and Tony Bridenthal with a  91.


Lake Erie College to honor American

Military with Patriot Day Festivities for 

Home Opener on Sept. 11

Active military, veterans and law enforcement, fire and emergency medical professionals invited to attend game free of charge

Sept. 8, 2010

By Jason Tirotta

PAINESVILLE -- The Lake Erie College Department of Athletics is planning its first Patriot Day celebration in conjunction with the first home football game of the 2010 season. Lake Erie will host Michigan Tech Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 at Jack Britt Memorial Stadium at Painesville Kiwanis Recreation Park . Game time is 1 p.m.

The College is inviting law enforcement, fire and emergency medical professionals to attend the game free of charge. Members of the aforementioned agencies must present their ID badges for free admittance to the Sept. 11 game. The ID badge admits the public servant and one (1) guest.

Lake Erie will also honor U.S. veterans and active military personnel on Patriot Day. The College is inviting veterans and active servicemen and women to attend the game free of charge. Individuals must present a military/veterans’ ID for free admittance to the Sept. 11 game. The ID admits the veteran/serviceperson and one (1) guest.

There will be special acknowledgments throughout the game, including an on-field recognition before the game, which also serves as Lake Erie ’s first-ever Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) game.   There will also be a free tailgate for fans before the game, beginning at 11 a.m.

Case Reserve looks to extend winning 

streak to 33 games in the Kodak city this 


Sept. 8, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Coming off a big win over John Carroll in the battle for the East Side of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve’s football team will go on the road for the first time in an attempt to extend its regular-season winning streak to 33 games Saturday against the University of Rochester.


While Case Reserve and Rochester are both members of the University Athletic Association, this will not be a league game since Rochester does not compete in the league for football.

The Spartans have won four of the last five meetings between the two clubs, but the Yellow Jackets hold the advantage in the all-time series, 9-7.

Offensively against the Blue Streaks, the Spartans did not look any less potent with Dalton native and Walsh Jesuit alumnus Joey Baum at quarterback in place of the graduated Dan Whalen, the school’s all-time leading passer. The senior led his team up and down the field with diligence against another Jesuit school.

The captain connected with Zach Homyk six times. Homyk played high school ball at St. Ignatius Prep, a co-ed school in Chicago, but has strong Cleveland ties, his father a former standout at Parma High.


A new feature to the Case Reserve offense this year is more running, which allowed Mentor High product Billy Deitman to go over the 100-yard mark before the first half was even completed.


Expect the Spartans to use all three weapons and more against Rochester, as they did against the Blue Streaks.


Defensively the Spartans are led by Jake Adams and Holy Name alumnus Dale English, who racked up 12 and eight tackles, respectively, against the University Heights bunch last Saturday.


Rochester’s Cleveland representation comes in the form of Rocky River’s Andy Breidigam and Adam Brinkman, a quarterback and wide receiver, respectively.


The Yellow Jackets have yet to play a game. This is their home and season opener

Klekota's header lifts Comets

past Shoremen

Sept. 8

In a hard fought contest of SWC foes, Amherst escaped with a 3-2 win over Avon Lake tonight and remained in a tie for first place in the SWC with a thrilling win in front of a packed house at Amherst Memorial Stadium.Despite 4 starters out for Avon Lake (and losing a 5th during the match), the Shoremen fought until the end but Connor Klekota scored a great header goal for the win with 90 seconds left.

Klekota had two of Amherst’s goals.
Mark Ferber had the other one with an assist from Klekota. Josh Birkline had the assist on Klegota's match winner.
Nick Stephenson had one of Avon Lake’s and the Shoremen also scored on an own goal.Maximo Meggitt had 4 saves for the 'Herst, and Bryce Stuart 6 saves for Avon Lake.The Herst outshot Avon Lake, 9-6.
Amherst record: 4-1-1 (2-0-1 in the SWC)
Avon Lake record: 2-4 (0-2-1 in the SWC)

The "Erikson" Slam
John & Carl Erikson

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By Mike Mancini and Constantine Ananiadis

Locust Valley, N.Y. – Oberlin tennis alumni and Heisman Hall of Famers John (’61) and Carl (’94) Erikson won their seventh major title on the USTA Father-Son circuit last weekend on the grass courts of Piping Rock Club in New York. It was their first appearance at this particular venue and by winning it, the Eriksons have now won all four major Father-Son events during their career on all four different surfaces: clay, hard, indoor, and now grass. 

Yellow Jackets Sting Yeowomen

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Box Score

By Mike Mancini

Oberlin – Playing shorthanded without senior leader Maggie Jacobson, the Oberlin College volleyball team was defeated in straight sets by the Baldwin-Wallace College Yellow Jackets on Wednesday evening at Philips Gym.

Oberlin held the lead late in the first set, but a rally by B-W propelled them to a 25-22 triumph. The Yellow Jackets used that momentum to take the next set 25-13 before finishing off the Yeowomen by the score of 25-20. 

“Playing without Maggie really hurt us of course, but we need to find a way to overcome that adversity,” Head Coach Carey Cavanaugh said. “At times we did some things really well tonight, but we need to be more consistent throughout the 


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