A Page -- Sept. 8, 2011


Baldwin-Wallace Fall Sports Teams Find Success Right Away; Jackets teams collaborate for 7-1 record in first week

BEREA -- It was a strong first weekend of competition for the six Baldwin-Wallace College fall sport teams. The Yellow Jackets had a combined 7-1 record as well as an individual champ in cross country.
Mentor's Janosko

The Yellow Jacket football and cross country teams opened play last Thursday at The College of Wooster. The football team shut out Wooster by an impressive 23-0 count while junior Kenny Janosko (Mentor) was the men’s individual champion in the 4-mile run in cross country. On Friday and Saturday, the volleyball team compiled a 4-0 record at the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Tournament and placed second. On Saturday and Sunday, the men’s soccer team lost its opener 3-2 in overtime but came back the next day to win 2-1 in the final 20 seconds of a second overtime. The women’s soccer team ended the week with a thrilling 3-2 win on a goal scored with 1:28 left in the match.

The football team received excellent performances in all facets of the game in beating Wooster. On offense, junior quarterback Ryan O’Rourke (Avon) completed 10-of-18 passes for 114 yards and threw a 73-yard touchdown pass to sophomore wide receiver Kevin Johnson (St. Ignatius). The running game was led by the duo of junior Tyler Lohr (Kent Roosevelt) and freshman Willie Jackson (Citrus Springs, Fla.). Lohr had 55 yards in 11 trips and Jackson had a game-high 127 yards in 14 attempts, including a slashing 25-yard TD jaunt. The defense was led by senior safety Ryan Dugan (Mentor) and senior end Derron Hamilton (Euclid). Dugan had a game-high 12 tackles and his 11th career interception. Hamilton had six stops, including three for loss, 1.5 QB sacks and recovered two fumbles. Senior linebacker John Harasyn (Mentor) also returned a fuble 68 yards for a TD and senior tackle Max Wagner and Hamilton combined to sack the Wooster QB for a safety. The football team is idle this Saturday and next plays on Sept. 17 on Community Night in itsOhio Athletic Conference opener versus Heidelberg at 6:30 p.m.

Janosko led the B-W men by completing the 4-mile L.C. Boles Golf Course track in 21:36.89 and bested the 30-man field by more than 20 seconds. In addition, seniors Zach Szablewski (Tiffin) placed fifth and Tom Wilkin (Powell) was seventh. In the men’s 5K run, junior David Gerding (Strongsville) and freshman Greg Blevins (Mentor) led the way by placing fourth and fifth in a 33-man field. The B-W women were led in the 5000-meter race with a third place finish by junior Sarah Rospert (Huron) with a time of 20:32.38 and in the women’s 4K run by sophomore Brooke Hradinsky (Aurora) in 16:26.81. The teams are back in action this Saturday at Ohio Wesleyan.
Aurora's Brooke Hradinsky

The volleyball team opened its season by beating host Kalamazoo, 3-2, and then shut out Franklin (Ind.), 3-0, on Friday before shutting out both Anderson (Ind.) and North Park (Ill.), 3-0, on Saturday. B-W was denied a second straight team title as Wooster had a better game record (12-1) compared to the Jackets (12-2). Leading the way was junior setter Jessica Stitts (Eastlake North), who was named to the all-tournament team. She had 114 set assists, 37 defensive digs, 16 kills, six service aces and three block assists. On the front line, juniors Amanda Sawicki (Lake Catholic) and Rachel Switalski (Holy Name) led the team with 43 and 31 kills, respectively. Junior libero Natalie Emmons (Ashland) had the most digs with 81. After playing a match at Notre Dame College on Wednesday, B-W opens its home schedule this weekend by hosting the Marcia French Memorial Tournament in the Lou Higgins Center. Matches begin on Friday at 4:00 pm and on Saturday at 10:00 am.
Walsh's Pat Brennan

The men’s soccer team opened its title defense of the Penn State Behrend tourney with a 3-2 loss to a very good Elizabethtown (Pa.) team in a game that it dominated but let get away tied it at 2-2 with less than four minutes to go in regulation and then won it in O.T. Despite the loss, junior Pat Brennan (Walsh Jesuit) and freshman Ben Deighton (Revere) each scored goals. In the 2-1 double overtime win against the host, senior Andy Thompson (Huron) scored at the 47:07 mark to tie it at 1-1 and junior Kirk Graf (Ashland) scored his first career goal and the match-winner at the 109:40 mark. B-W (1-1) played host to Oberlin on Tuesday night at Finnie Stadium and plays bothb Hanover (Ind.) and Centre (Ky.) this weekend in Kentucky.

The women’s soccer team received goals from sophomores Hanna Cavalier (Cloverleaf) and Kayla Losco (Aliquippa, Pa.) to forge a 2-0 lead but Penn State Behrend scored twice in the second half to tie it. That is when Cavalier and junior Brigitte Petrash (Normandy) combined on the match-winner at the 88:32 mark. The women played at Oberlin on Wednesday and play this Saturday against Centre (Ky.) and on Sunday versus Transylvania (Ky.) at Transylvania. The first home match is on Sept. 13 versus Hiram College at 7:00 pm at Finnie Stadium.

In addition to the six sports already started, this weekend the men’s and women’s golf and men’s and women’s tennis teams begin play. Both the women’s tennis and golf teams are defending OAC champions.

Shoremen and Comets to battle for Lorain County rights to SWC soccer, but it could turn out to be the title match early

Wednesday night’s (Sept. 7) match between Amherst boys’ soccer and Avon Lake could wind up being the Southwestern Conference championship early.

The Shoremen (2-0-2) continued to take on tough sides in Week 2.  On Wednesday of last week, the Avon Lake hosted the Explorers from Hudson who by week’s end were the #1 ranked team in the Greater Akron poll.  It was a hard fought match but the Shoremen prevailed on a goal by SR F Alex Yungvirt.  SR GK Zac Strimbu had six saves in the shutout in a great team effort despite some injuries.

On Saturday, the Shoremen traveled to rival Westlake in a rematch of the 2010 District Final.  The Shoremen gave up a goal with 1:48 left in the first half and had to work their way back for the draw.  SR Captain Joe Villari tallied the lone goal with about 7:30 left in the second half.  The Shoremen had a few more good looks on goal but the Westlake’s keeper Alec Ferrell came up big for the Demons.

As far as AMHERST STEELE and Avon Lake are concerned, every year these two sides come for a battle no matter what their record is or how they are playing.  The Shoremen are coming off a 2-1 upset win over the #1 seeded Comets in the District Semifinal last season.  The Shoremen are looking to earn some more points in the SWC table and catch the league-leading Comets.

Then the Shoremen will host the #2 Greater Akron side Jackson on Saturday, September 10.  The Polar Bears are 4-2 with wins over Thomas Worthington, Lake, Stow, and Cardinal Mooney.  There has been one common opponent. Jackson fell to Hudson 3-1 last week.

Amherst has won three of the last four meetings between the Comets and Shoremen including league tilts each of the past two seasons and in the district finals in 2008. 

The Shoremen won every league contest between the two clubs between 2004 and 2008 except one.

In last year’s Jackson-Avon Lake meeting, the Polar Bears were 4-1 winners.

Coming into the week, Amherst is ranked fourth and Avon Lake seventh in the Greater Cleveland coaches’ poll while Jackson is unranked in the Top 10.

Avon Lake JV Notes:
JV Maroon Results:  The Maroons bounced back after a tough week 1 with a draw against Hudson and a hard fought 1-0 win over rival Westlake.  In the Hudson match, Sean Galloway served a corner which Logan DeLong headed in for the tie.  Chris Heine scored the lone goal as Kane Adams earned his first shutout of the season.

JV Gold Results: The Golds have had trouble finding the back of the net in week 2.  Despite generating some quality chances the Golds have narrowly missed.  The Golds looked to learn from these experiences and head into week 3 to score some goals.

Mags tops Hawken on tennis courts

Behind the strong singles wins of Emily Witt and Lauren O'Malley and clutch 3 set wins at both doubles spots, Magnificat varsity A tennis earned the victory over Hawken, 4-1, Tuesday.

Magnificat 4 Hawken 1.

Singles: Khadilkar(H) d. Plagens 6-0,6-1; Witt d. Green 6-1,6-4; O'Malley d. Leizman 7-6,6-1. Doubles: Foliano/Patrick d. Cohen/Mazanec 6-2,3-6,6-3; Hollis/Lawless d. Kerman/Kerman 6-3,3-6,6-3.

B-W Men’s Soccer Team Defeats Oberlin, 2-1, for Second Straight Victory

BEREA, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer defeated Oberlin College, 2-0 tonight (September 6, 2010) on Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea. The contest was the first home match of the season for the Yellow Jackets.

With the victory, the Yellow Jackets are now 2-1 overall and and the Yeomen fall to 0-3, overall.

The Yellow Jackets opened the scoring at the 38:34 mark of the first half when junior All-Ohio Athletic Conference midfielder Pat Brennan (Akron/ Walsh Jesuit) scored his team-leading second goal of the season off an assist from senior midfielder Noah Eubanks (West Bloomfield, Mich.).

B-W extended its lead at 7:44 mark when midfielder Pete Childerson (Alliance) scored his first goal of the season on a header off the corner kick from senior midfielder Andy Thompson (Huron) as the Yellow Jackets led 2-0 going into halftime.

Childerson (19)
Oberlin scored the only goal of the second half at the 30:14 mark when Oliver Miller-Farrel scored on a break away to cut the lead to, 2-1.

B-W outshot the Yeomen, 12-7, but the Yeomen outcornered, the Yellow Jackets, 9-2.

In net, B-W junior Ryan Hulings (Centerville) played all 90 minutes and made three saves to earn his second win.
The Yellow Jackets will next travel to Danville, Kentucky to face Hanover (Ind.) College on Friday, September 9 at 5:00 p.m.. B-W will then playCentre College on Saturday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, October 22, the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s soccer teams will host Ohio Athletic Conference foe Wilmington College in a doubleheader that will be televised by SportsTime Ohio (STO). This is the fourth straight year that B-W has televised a soccer doubleheader and will put a perfect 6-0 record on the line.


TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University men's soccer team tied Defiance
College tonight, 1-1, in its first midweek match at Mayer Field in Tiffin.
It was the Student Princes' second consecutive double overtime game.

After two matches, the Berg stands 0-1-1. Defiance is 1-1-1.

After a deadlocked first half, senior three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference forward Mike Harling (Manchester, England/Holy Cross) broke a scoreless game in the 64th minute when he received a right-side cross from
sophomore defender Erik Furst (Columbus/Upper Arlington) and netted his first goal of the season.

Jaiden Henderson knotted the score, 1-1, in the 69th minute with a goal from 18 feet out.

Junior second-team All-OAC goaltender Ryan Smith (Roanoke, Texas/Keller) logged all 110 minutes and made one save.

The Student Princes led in shots, 22-9. Each team tallied four corner kicks.

After opening the season with two home matches, Heidelberg will go on a four-game stretch away from Tiffin. The Student Princes will play Friday-Saturday, Sept. 9-10 at the Wilmington Kiwanis Classic with games
against Alleghany (Pa.) College at 5 p.m. on Friday and St. Vincent (Pa.) College at 5 p.m. on Saturday

Bowling Scores

Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 9/6/11


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

George Drabik, Brunswick, 8/31, Buckeye Lanes;

Donnie Earls, Parma Heights, 3/31, Brookgate Lanes;



    299 Games

Tim LaPorta, Brooklyn, 9/3, Pawnee Lanes;

Eugene Manhard, Streetsboro, 9/6, Cloverleaf Lanes;



    298 Games



    800 Series


Horizon League Announces 2011-12 Men’s Basketball TV Schedule


INDIANAPOLIS -- A matchup between defending national champion runner-up Butler and possible preseason favorite Detroit on the Saturday before the Super Bowl highlights a 35-game Horizon League men’s basketball television schedule, the League announced Tuesday.

The Bulldogs and Titans will meet at noon on Saturday, Feb. 4, on ESPN2, at Butler’s Hinkle Fieldhouse, one day before Indianapolis hosts Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Detroit, which returns all five starters from last year’s team, also will be featured in a nationally televised ESPN2 game when St. John’s visits Calihan Hall for the dedication of Dick Vitale Court.

In all, ESPN Networks -- ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 -- will carry 27 games involving Horizon League teams, including the league’s tournament championship game on ESPN/ESPN2 on Tuesday, March 6.

“ESPN is pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with the Horizon League,” said Nick Dawson, Director of Programming and Information at ESPN. “We look forward to showcasing great Horizon League basketball to fans throughout the country across a multitude of ESPN networks and platforms.”

The other eight games will be on the regional Horizon League Game of the Week package. The Game of the Week tips off on Saturday, Dec. 31, when Milwaukee visits Butler. All games of the week will air at 2 p.m. (EST).

“The combination of the ESPN coverage and our regional game of the week provides invaluable national and regional exposure for our teams and institutions,” said Horizon League Commissioner Jon LeCrone. “While Butler has rightfully gained national attention from its back-to-back Final Four appearances, television viewers will recognize talent, depth and highly competitive environments from all our teams.”

The Horizon League TV schedule opens on Nov. 7 when Valparaiso travels to Arizona (ESPNU). Other key pre-conference season televised games include Cleveland State at Vanderbilt (Nov. 13, ESPNU), Detroit at Notre Dame (Nov. 14, ESPNU), Louisville at Butler (Nov. 19, ESPN3), Xavier at Butler (Dec. 7, ESPN2), Detroit at Alabama (Dec. 11, ESPNU) and Butler at Gonzaga (Dec. 20, ESPN2).

Horizon League teams also will be featured on the ESPN networks the weekend of Feb. 17-19 in the Sears BracketBusters.

All games on ESPN and ESPN2 will also be carried on ESPN3.


Date       Teams                              Time (ET)                       Channel

Nov. 7    Valparaiso at Arizona           9 p.m.            ESPNU

Nov. 13  Cleveland State at Vanderbilt 2 p.m.            ESPNU

Nov. 14  Detroit at Notre Dame           9 p.m.            ESPNU

Nov. 19  Louisville at Butler               tba                 ESPN3

Dec. 5    St. John’s at Detroit             7 p.m.             ESPN2

Dec. 7    Xavier at Butler                   9 p.m.             ESPN2

Dec. 11   Detroit at Alabama               6 p.m.            ESPNU

Dec. 20   Butler at Gonzaga               9 p.m.             ESPN2

Dec. 31   Milwaukee at Butler              2 p.m.      HLN GOTW

Jan. 6    Butler at Wright State           tba       ESPNU/ESPN3

Jan. 6    Valparaiso at Detroit            tba       ESPNU/ESPN3

Jan. 7    Loyola at Cleveland State     2 p.m.      HLN GOTW

Jan. 8    Butler at Detroit                  tba                 ESPN3

Jan. 13   Cleveland State at Butler       7 p.m.   ESPNU/ESPN3

Jan. 14   Wright State at Green Bay     2 p.m.      HLN GOTW

Jan. 19   Butler at UIC                      8 p.m.             ESPN3

Jan. 20   Green Bay at Cleveland St.    tba       ESPNU/ESPN3

Jan. 20   Milwaukee at Youngstown St. tba       ESPNU/ESPN3

Jan. 21   Butler at Loyola                  2 p.m.      HLN GOTW

Jan. 26   Butler at Milwaukee              8 p.m.             ESPN3

Jan. 28   Valparaiso at Milwaukee       2 p.m.      HLN GOTW

Jan. 28   Butler at Green Bay             7 p.m.            ESPNU

Feb. 3    Cleveland State at Loyola     9 p.m.            ESPNU

Feb. 4    Detroit at Butler                  12 p.m.           ESPN2

Feb. 4    Milwaukee at Green Bay       2 p.m.      HLN GOTW

Feb. 9    Butler at Youngstown State    7 p.m.             ESPN3

Feb. 10   Milwaukee at Detroit            tba       ESPNU/ESPN3

Feb. 10   Green Bay at Wright State     tba       ESPNU/ESPN3

Feb. 11   Butler at Cleveland State       11 a.m.           ESPN2

Feb. 11   UIC at Loyola                     2 p.m.      HLN GOTW

Feb. 24   Butler at Valparaiso             7 p.m.            ESPNU

Feb. 25   Detroit at Youngstown State  2 p.m.      HLN GOTW

March 3  HL Tournament Semifinals    8:30 p.m.        ESPNU

March 3  HL Tournament Semifinals    10:30 p.m.       ESPNU

March 6  Horizon League Champ.       9 p.m.     ESPN/ESPN2z










Solon football to finally open home season in friendly confines of Stewart Field; Comets looking to extend regular-season winning streak to 23 games

Solon football finally come home to friendly confines of Stewart Field Solon football (2-0) will try to extend its regular-season winning streak to 23 games when it opens its home season Friday.

Week Three marks the first home game of 2011 for the Solon Comets as they play host to the Akron Buchtel Griffins. The Griffins enter the third week of the season after dropping non-conference games to Massillon and Steubenville.

The Comets begin the home portion of their schedule on Friday night and will also be at Stewart Field next Friday night against North Royalton. The Comets come off a big win at Worthington Kilbourne last week, having beaten the Wolves 34-0.


The second game of the 2011 campaign took the Comets to Worthington to face the Kilbourne Wolves. Solon was firing on all fronts last week as quarterback Pat Kramer threw for 158 yards, George Berry rushed for 47 yards, and Cory Stuart caught four passes for 70 yards.


Touchdowns came from George Berry, Drew Barksdale, CJ Hanna, and Nick Davidson. Kicker Alex Knight was perfect on field goal attempts and 4 for 4 on extra point. Defensively, the Comets were led by Kalin Etheridge with 11 tackles.


Solon is ranked fourth in the Greater Cleveland by the broadcast media polls. Buchtel, state runners up last season in Division III, fell to Steubenville, 22-6, last week.

Offensively, the Comets have been sound, outscoring opponents, 64-13, the first two weeks of the season. The Comets own a 40-3 record at Stewart Field since 2003.

“Our guys have played well the last two weeks but we have a long way to go to be the team we want to be,” said Solon Head Coach Jim McQuaide. “It’s great to be back at home this week and our whole team is looking forward to it.”

After two weeks of play, 4 Comets have put themselves into the 100-yard club. Quarterback Pat Kramer has thrown 17 completions for 228 yards, tailback Khoury Crenshaw has 116 yards on 16 rushes, Jesse Circelli leads in punt returns with 105 yards, and Darian Hicks has 2 kick returns for 120 yards.

The Comets must guard against looking ahead to next week and the start of the league season against North Royalton, a perennial big-school playoff team and contender. Just because the Comets’ first three opponents have a combined record of 1-5 does not mean they are pushovers. All are playing strong schedules against traditional powerhouses.



Solon High alum Pat Jacob named Pre-season All American for Princeton

Princeton Seniors Mike Catapano and Patrick Jacob were recently named to the 2011 Preseason All-America Team by the FCS Senior Scout Bowl selection committee.

Catapano, a 2011 tri-captain, earned All-Ivy League Honorable Mention after recording 37 tackles and two sacks during an injury-hampered season. While healthy, he was a consistent force on the defensive line, as shown in a brilliant season-opening effort at Lehigh last season; he recorded three tackles, including one for loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery, a quarterback hurry and a pass breakup against the eventual Patriot League champion.

A 6-4, 280-pound defensive lineman, Catapano has 59 career tackles and should be one of the premier lineman in the Ivy League this season. With the return of linemate Caraun Reid, defensive coordinator Jared Backus will be looking for a greater push in the trenches.

Jacob was one of Princeton's breakout stars during the tough 2010 season, and he capped it with first-team All-Ivy League honors. In his first season as the starting kicker, Jacob made 14 of 18 field goal attempts and missed only once inside of 44 yards. He was 8-for-8 on kicks from 35 yards or closer, and he was named the Ivy League Special Teams Player of the Week after making five field goals, including a season-long of 43 yards, in collegiate debut against Lehigh.

Jacob, who comes into the 2011 season with 10 straight makes inside 40 yards, also handled all kickoff duties last season and averaged 62.9 yards per kick.

Jaguars top Hudson varsity B

St. Joseph’s tennis team was a 4-1 winner against the varsity B team from Hudson Tuesday.

Saint Joseph Academy 4, Hudson "B" 1

Singles: Wagner (SJA) d. Chen 7-6 (7-3), 6-4; Kreiss (H) d. Powers 6-1, 6-4; Drapac (SJA) d. Shi 6-3, 6-2.
Doubles: Violand/Kahl (SJA) d. Sachtleben/Haycraft 6-0, 6-4; DeGidio/Paponetti (SJA) d. Axelrod/Ferris 6-4, 6-3.

Jillian Hollis shoots 38 to lead Mags golf past Strongsville

Freshman Jillian Hollis earned medalist honors with a 38 to lead Magnificat golf to a win over Strongsville Tuesday.


Ali Jakubecz had the best score for the Mustangs with a 42, matching Mags’ fourth scorer, Ali Nageotte.


Strongsville - 171, Magnificat - 164

low scores:
Jillian Hollis (M) - 38
Cara Kelley (M) - 40
Nicole Lisi (S) - 40
Ali Nageotte (M) - 42
Ali Jakubecz (S) - 42

Mags varsity B reaches double-digit win mark

Magnificat’s varsity B tennis team defeated St. Vincent-St. Mary Tuesday to reach the double-digit win mark, hiking the ’11 record to 10-3.

The Blue Streaks won all five positions in straight sets.

Magnificat Varsity B (5) d. St. Vincent St. Mary (0)

Magnificat Varsity B season record: 10 and 3


1. Miranda Manimbo d. Rose Klein 6-3, 6-2

2. Hayley Lawless d. Shanise Omar 7-6, 6-2

3. Sophie Wood d. Carin Mandretta 6-0, 6-0


1. Rachelle Abdelnoir/Deeya Basu d. Ginger Pangos/Maria LoCastro 6-1, 6-1

2. Nora Kennedy Hudec/Nock d. Aly Pagni/Emily Pagni 6-1, 6-2

Mount to host Oshkosh in opener

Mount Union begins its 114th season of football at home for the first time since 2008 this Saturday hosting The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh at 1:30 pm in Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders are preseason ranked No. 2 in the nation and the Raiders return 16 starters from a team that went 14-1 last season, won the school's 22nd overall and 19th straight Ohio Athletic Conference title while making a record 14th appearance in the NCAA Division III National Championship game.

UW-Oshkosh has a game under its belt in 2011 as the Titans held off Central (Iowa) 31-28 this past week.Oshkosh jumped out to a 14-0 lead and led 31-14 late in the third quarter before Central rallied with two scores in fourth quarter. A Zach Wettengel interception with 1:35 left sealed the win for the Titans. Oshkosh quarterback Nate Wara went 17-of-25 for 241 yards with three touchdowns. Two of those touchdowns, including an 84-yarder, went to Caleb Voss who had 148 yards receiving on just four catches. Manfred Johnson had eight tackles to lead a Titan defense that had three interceptions, two sacks and a forced fumble.


All Mount Union football games will be broadcast on the radio on

WDPN 1310 AM and WRMU 91.1 FM and simulcast online along with a LIVE STATS game tracker at http://athletics.mountunion.edu. You can also here the WRMU 91.1 FM feed on any phone by calling (330) 445-7900.

This game along with the other four other home games will be shown on television via tape delay on SportsTime Ohio and WIVM TV52 (Stark County). Image Video produces the broadcasts with Joe Tait, who just finished a 39 year run as the radio voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, does the play-by-play while Harry Paidas handles the color commentary.


This is the second-ever meeting between the teams as Mount Union scored a 45-28 victory last year inWisconsin. Mount Union holds an 8-5 record against teams from Wisconsin and the WIAC (1-0 vs. UW-Oshkosh, 2-2 vs. UW-LaCrosse and 5-3 vs. UW-Whitewater).


Larry Kehres (Mount Union '71) is 303-23-3 (.926) in his 26th season as head coach as one of the most successful coaches in college football history. His teams have won 21 OAC Championships, including the last 19 in a row, along with 10 of the last 18 NCAA Division III National Championships.

Pat Cerroni (Carroll, Wis. '92) has a 20-21 (.489) record in his fifth season as head coach at UW-Oshkosh. He was an assistant coach with the Titans for six years before taking over as head coach.


The Purple Raiders are home for the next two weeks with a pair of night games hosting John Carroll next Saturday Sept. 17 then Wilmington on Sept. 24. Each game kicks off at 7 pm.


Mount Union student-athletes that earned Academic All-OAC, Academic All-District and Academic All-America honors along with the OAC Coaches of the Year from the 2010-11 year will be recognized at halftime.


After a 4-6 record in 2010, UW-Oshkosh is looking for a breakout year in 2011 as the Titans have been picked to finish third in the rugged Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Seven starters are back on offense, including junior quarterback Nate Wara who totaled 2,135 yards and 22 touchdowns passing with just four interceptions. He also rushed for 555 yards and five touchdowns to lead the team and collect All-WIAC honors. Senior running back Charlie Weissman was next in rushing with 393 yards. At wide receiver, senior Garrie Fox earned 2010 All-WIAC second team honors after catching 47 passes for 716 yards and nine touchdowns.

The Titans had the second-ranked pass defense in the WIAC last season, allowing 186 yards per game. Eight starters on that side of the ball return, including All-WIAC second-team senior defensive end Vince Sciano who totaled 49 tackles. Junior linebacker Taylor Goodman recorded 61 tackles last year to lead all returnees. Another defensive returnee is junior linebacker Nick Jolin, who posted 47 tackles and two pass interceptions last season

O’Day Continues Early Goal Surge and Spartans Move to 3-0 with 4-1 Win versus Muskingum

O'Day's goals lead Spartans to win; Case Reserve moves to 3-0

CLEVELAND (U District) – Freshman forward Patrick O'Day(Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) scored a pair of goals to bring his early season total to four and the Case Western Reserve University men's soccer team improved to 3-0 with a 4-1 victory in its 2011 home-opener versus Muskingum University at Case Field.

The Spartans now have seven goals in their last two games and will return to action at home this Sunday, September 11 versus local-rival John Carroll University at 2:00 p.m. With the loss, the Muskies fall to 1-2.

The Spartans got on the board early in the first half when O'Day scored in the 20th minute via an assist from junior forward Eric Erb (Worthington, Ohio/Thomas Worthington). Case added to its lead in the 31st minute when senior forward Vinny Bellx(Parma Heights, Ohio/Valley Forge) knocked in a header for his third goal of the season.

Muskingum got a goal from Cam Jonard in the 37th minute and the game went into halftime at 2-1.

The Spartans then blew the game open in the second half when O'Day struck again in the 51st minute with an assist from Bell and junior midfielder Ross Twanmoh< (Fallston, Md./Fallston) scored his first goal of the season following an assist from freshman defender Taylor Fletcher (Missouri City, Texas/Strake Jesuit College Prep).

Brian Etelman Joins Women’s Track & Field Coaching Staff

Etelman will serve as sprints, hurdles and jumps coach



OXFORD, Ohio – Brian Etelman has been named an assistant coach for the Miami University women’s track and field team, head coach Kelly Phillips announced Tuesday. He will primarily serve as the RedHawks’ sprints, hurdles and jumps coach, replacing Drew Towne, who took the head track and field coaching position at Hillsdale College.


Etelman comes to Miami from the University of Central Missouri, where he served as an assistant coach during the 2010-11 season, working with both UCM’s men’s and women’s sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers and 800m runners. While at Central Missouri, he guided multiple athletes to Mid-American Intercollegiate Athletics Association championships as well as helping several performers earn all-region honors.


“One of the things that really impress me about Brian is even though he hasn’t been coaching very long, he comes from two very different programs, has been around a lot of high-level coaches, and has learned a great deal. He has had some great mentors and has taken different styles of coaching and developed his own style, something not many young coaches are ready to do,” Phillips said. “We are really excited to see what he can do with his event areas. He has a really competitive edge about him and wants to win and I love that.”


During the 2008-09 season, Etelman was a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater, the University of Georgia, instructing men’s and women’s sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. While working with the Bulldogs, he oversaw several athletes who earned All-America honors and SEC championships and also coached Olympic trials finalists.


While competing at Georgia, Etelman ran in the 100m, 200m and 400m dashes while posting four all-time top-10 marks for the Bulldogs. He also garnered All-America honors in 2007 in the 4x400m relay, was an All-East Region recipient in the 4x400m and 4x100m relays and earned a berth in the 200m finals at the SEC Championships.


“I’m extremely grateful to Coach Phillips for giving me the opportunity to be here. I’m very excited to be at Miami, which is a great place. It’s a great campus and a great university with a program that’s headed in the right direction. I’m looking forward to helping Miami take that next step to a conference championship,” Etelman said upon his hire. “I’m here to help get my girls prepared for both the conference level and then also for the national level. I think I have a group of girls who are very talented and great students as well. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with them and help them get better on the track and also to make sure they graduate.”


A native of Marietta, Ga., Etelman earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Georgia in 2007. He is a certified USATF Level I coach.

Walsh Jesuit golf wins quad meet with Solon, Hudson and HB


Walsh Jesuit golf won a quad meet with Hudson, Solon and Hathaway Brown Tuesday.


Aly Ales led Solon with a 49.


Team Scores:

Walsh 193

Hudson 203

Solon 206

Hathaway Brown 212


Solon Scores;
Aly Ales 49

Alexis Gray 49

Tiffany Li 52

Grace Gutierrez 56

Meagan Crowl 59

Leah Wilson 60


Solon now 6-5 overall.