A Page - April 24, 2010

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Bridget Doughty wins 300 hurdles in 

record time and takes second in 100 

in record time to lead Bay to Trinity 

Relays title

April 24, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



BEDFORD -- Led by defending state hurdling champion Bridget Doughty, Bay earned the championship in the girls division while Akron Hoban grabbed the top spot in the boys’ competition in the Trinity Relays here at Bedford Bearcat Stadium.

Host Trinity was runner up in the gals’ division and Orange nabbed the No. 2 spot in the guys’ races.

The photo-finish race of the evening came in the 100-meter hurdles race in which Lake Catholic’s JeRica Sanders and Doughty finished 1-2, with both smashing the meet record with their times. Sanders finished in 14.52 and Doughty in 14.87.

The previous best in the 100s was held by Sanders, who finished it ini 15.29 last year.

Doughty also shattered the record in the 300 hurdles, by clocking a 44.79 in the finals to win the race. Sanders held the record mark coming into the race, finishing in 46.74 last year. Sanders finished third in this year’s race behind runner-up Amber Young from Orange.



Oberlin Women's Tennis Nips Gators
Women's Tennis Team
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By Wes Davis

Meadville, Pa. – The Oberlin College women’s tennis team pulled out a thrilling victory over host Allegheny College in an important North Coast Athletic Conference match-up. The Yeowomen narrowly escaped earning a 5-4 win. 

Oberlin held a 4-2 advantage following singles action and looked to be in control of the match heading into doubles play. The Yeowomen earned wins in the top four singles spots then dropped two doubles match to allow the Gator women back in the match. In a battle of No. 1 doubles teams it looked like Allegheny might earn the win to seal the match but a strong comeback effort by Ariel Lewis and Finley Gates preserved the win. 


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Baldwin-Wallace Shuts Out 

Wilmington, 9-0, in Men's Tennis 

to Improve to 15-3 overall

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men's tennis team shut out visiting Wilmington College, 9-0, in an Ohio Athletic Conference dual match today (Saturday, April 24, 2010) inside the Lou Higgins Center in Berea in a match that had to be moved indoors due to inclement weather outdoors.  at the "Pop" Collins Courts in Berea.  B-W dominated the match by winning 96 of a possible 104 total points, including 24 of 26 points in doubles play and 72 of 78 in singles.

Avon Lake alumnus Alex Trzeciak

The victory gave the Yellow Jackets a two-match winning streak and improved its record to 15-3 overall and 5-2 in the OAC with two OAC regular season matches remaining.  With its loss, The Quakers fell to 0-12 overall and 0-7 in the OAC.


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Oberlin Golf Wraps Up the Nye Intercollegiate
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Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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4/24/2010 8:11:00 PM
Wooster – Two Oberlin players withdrew from Saturday’s final round of the Nye Intercollegiate, therefore the Yeomen did not register an official team score. 

Jake Panka and Andrew DeCarlo were the only two players to turn in their scorecards in both rounds of the event. 

Panka finished 71st overall with a two-round total of 182 (92-90), while DeCarlo placed 74th with a mark of 197 (102-95).

Oberlin did register a team score of 422 on Friday as Ron Rupard (97) andMichael Murray (131) also competed for the team.

The final event of the NCAC Championship serious will take place next weekend.
Schultz First After Day One of the Combined Events Championships
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Oberlin– It should be no surprise to fans of Oberlin College and the North Coast Athletic Conference that senior Madeline Schultz is in first place after day one of the NCAC Combined Events Championships that are taking place at the Bob Kahn Track on the campus of Oberlin College. 

Sophomore Ryann McChesney, who is also competing for the Yeowomen, sits in eighth place, while freshman Vlad Bursic is in sixth place in the men’s decathlon. 

Schultz, who is the defending champion and school record holder in the event, has 2,399 points through four scored events. She finished second in the 200 meters (27.38), 100-meter hurdles (16.33) and high jump (5-00.25). 

McChesney, who has 1,819 points thus far, placed sixth in the 200 meters (28.58) and 100-meter hurdles (17.31). 

Through five scored events, Bursic has 2,345 points. 

The NCAC Combined Event Championships, which are a precursor to the full NCAC Championships that take place next weekend, will conclude tomorrow afternoon.

Baldwin-Wallace Men’s and 

Women’s Track and Field 

Teams Host Sparky Adams 


By Nick Minerd

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams competed today (Saturday, April 24, 2010) as it hosted the Sparky Adams Invitational Meet in Berea.  The meet was unscored.

Highlighting the day for the men was senior Greg Patrick (Collins/Western Reserve) who won the shot put and bettered his school record and NCAA provisional mark with a throw of 55’1.50”.  Junior All-American Kevin Phipps (Pataskala/Watkins Memorial) who won the hammer throw with a mark of 180’08” and placed second in the discus with a mark of 161’10”. 
North Olmsted's Brett Scarl

Senior Brett Scarl (North Olmsted) came in second place with a throw of 166’09” in the hammer. Freshman Jake Buckey (Geneva) was third in the javelin at 178’ 02”.

The women’s team was led by senior D’Arcy Hlavin (Berea) who ran an NCAA provisional qualifying time in the 800-meter run with a first place time of 2:13.97.  Junior Kim Chinn (Zanesville/West Muskingum) was also third in the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.94. Freshman Sarah Rospert (Milan /Edison) placed third in the 3000-meter steeplechase with a time of 12:02.62.
Padua alum Lauren Nanni

The relay team of freshman Jessica Ballard (Cardington/Buckeye Valley), freshman Brittany Sterling (Lima/Senior), freshman Lauren Nanni (Parma/Padua Franciscan), and freshman Kaylan Lemon (Canton/Massillon Perry) placed second in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 49.93.
Perry Alumna Kaylan Lemon

Student/Athletic Coaches Have a 

Profound Impact 
on the Lives of 

Young Student/Athletes

Survey of thousands of US travel coaches of S/As reports that 

nearly all are asked for non-sports related advice by their players
By John Kelly

April 24, 2010 Goldens Bridge, NY—Student/Athletic coaches have a tremendous impact on the lives of their young Student/Athletes, according to a poll taken by the National Coach Survey (NCS).   In a survey taken by more than 1,000 travel sports coaches in the first two weeks of April, coaches responded that more than 80 percent have been asked by parents to speak to their children about non-sport issues.  Nearly 90 percent say that their players seek advice about non-sports issues, such as problems with friends, schoolwork or family issues.
In a typical in season week, a third of the coaches polled said that they spend more than 16 hours with their athletes.  Nearly all of the coaches said reported they council their players on nutrition or off-season training, apart from games and practices.  When asked what the most important lesson they wanted to teach their athletes, 40 percent replied “hard work,” 30 percent replied integrity, 20 percent teamwork and 10 percent said sportsmanship.  Winning was not mentioned.


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Lakewood on the path to assuring 

that only one year passes instead of 

48 to the next league championship; 

Alex Mihas already 12-1 at first 


 April 24, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


LAKEWOOD -- Defending district qualifier Alex Mihas is having another stellar season for the Lakewood Rangers.

The No. 1 singles player for The ‘Wood High, Mihas has already won a dozen matches and lost only one. In fact, coach Chris Johnson, who has prepped Magnificat to state championships in two of the past three seasons, gained so much popularity through the Rangers’ highly successful season not to mention that of the Blue Streaks, that he is juggling around 24 players this season.


The Rangers had their best year in nearly five decades in 2009 and it is carrying over to this season with not only the varsity serving as one of the top teams in the Northeastern Ohio Conference but also has been able to spread his depth among JV, reserve, Varsity B and exhibition matches.

Mihas is not the only one having a great year. The Rangers (5-3) have also gotten solid play out of second singles player Jimmy Matthiesen, who has carved out a 9-3 record so far. 

Other varsity players who have turned in solid play have been Chris Richardson, Jerry Jancik, Connor Meehan, Max Difilippo, and Alex Mezin.

Rangers first doubles player Connor Meehan and his dad Kevin
at a Lakewood hockey game
(S/A-Cleveland Photo By Norm Weber)

This past week, the Rangers clubbed Fairview 4-1 and Normandy 5-0.

 We are heading into the stretch and looking to defend our NOC Lake Division Championship from last season” Johnson said.

Last year’s title was the first league tennis crown at the school in 48 years.

Hiram College Baseball Swept by The College of Wooster

April 24, 2010

By Jeff Hoedt

WOOSTER  –  The Hiram College baseball team lost both games against The College of Wooster today (Saturday, Apr. 24) in a North Coast Athletic Conference doubleheader Art Murray Field in Wooster.  The Terriers dropped the first game, 14-0, and lost game two, 15-3.  

Following today’s doubleheader, Hiram is now 6-27 overall and 1-13 in the NCAC.  The Fighting Scots improve to 29-7 overall and 11-3 in the NCAC.

In game one, the score remained 0-0 until the bottom of the third inning when Wooster tallied five runs as part of three straight innings that the Scots would put runs on the board.  

Wooster went on to add four runs in the fourth and five more runs in the fifth en route to the 14-0 shutout.


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B-W Women's Golf Team Stands 

Sixth on First Day of OAC 


By Kevin Ruple

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women's golf team stands sixth after the first day of the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament being played today (Saturday and Sunday, April 24-25) at the Fowlers Mill Golf Club in Chesterland, Ohio.  John Carroll University is the host school. The second and final round will be played on Sunday.

The Yellow Jackets had a team total of 386 strokes on the par-71 and 5,815 yard Fowlers Mill layout.  The 386-stroke total was 13.75 strokes below the team average per round. The 386 total also is just 11 shots off of second place Mt. Union College, but 40 stroke back of first round leader Ohio Northern University's 346-stroke total.


Leading the way for the Yellow Jackets was freshman Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) with a 94. She was closely followed by junior Nicole Carlone (Canton/ Louisville St. Thomas Aquinas) with a 96, freshman Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/ St. Joseph Academy) with a 97, freshman Emily Eighmy (Erie, Pa./ Villa Maria Academy) with a 99 and freshman Sarah Terrill (Cuyahoga Falls/ Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) with a 100.


The top four of five individual scores count toward the team total of 386.  The 99 by Eighmy was a spring season-low round.

This is the final tournament for the season for B-W.

Miscues Comeback to Bite Yeomen
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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4/24/2010 3:45:40 PM

Meadville, Pa. –
 It has been problematic all season and once again it manifested itself in the most critical point of the year as two late-inning errors allowed the Allegheny College Gators to rally from a 3-1 deficit to win game one 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh, knocking the Yeomen out of the NCAC Tournament picture. Allegheny used the momentum to win game two 9-1. 

Oberlin finished with four miscues in the lid-lifter, but none bigger than the one that came with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh to allow the Gators to score the game-winning run. 

Allegheny also benefited from a two-out error in the bottom of the fifth, which resulted in the tying run coming across the dish. 



Gator Tennis Bites Yeomen
Story Reported by Wes Davis
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4/24/2010 7:11:58 PM

Meadville, Pa. – The Oberlin College men’s tennis team concluded regular season competition today with a match against Allegheny College in a North Coast Athletic Conference match-up. The Gators defeated the Yeomen 8-1. 

The teams began play with singles action hoping to get in as many matches as possible before the impending wet weather would force the match indoors, fortunately the weather held and the teams concluded the conference action on the hard courts. 

Allegheny swept singles action clinching the match before the Yeomen would put their lone win in the scorebook. 

Sam Towne fought hard in the No. 5 slot to even the match with Evan Gordon at a set apiece with a 6-4 second set win and would fall just short in the super tiebreaker 10-8. 

Alex Bonfiglio defeated OC’s No.1, Ben Godlove, in straight sets 6-2, 6-4. 

Godlove would bounce back when he partnered with Ben Turchin at the No. 1 doubles spot. The Yeomen duo would defeat Jacob Allmaras and Ben Hartuk 8-2 to earn their 5th won together. 

“Godlove and Turchin played a good match today they were playing together again for the first time in a few matches and I was pleased with their effort and performance. Sam hung around in his match and it could have gone either way, it is unfortunate that he lost in the tiebreaker,” commented Head CoachAdam Shoemaker

Oberlin (3-20, 0-3 NCAC East) will use the upcoming week to prepare for the NCAC Tournament. The Yeomen, as the fourth seed in the East, will likely play Denison University the West’s probable No. 1 seed on Saturday May 1st. 

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