A Page -- Feb. 17, 2011

Twinsburg Varsity Hockey

Hoover battles back against feisty 

Twinsburg team to advance to hockey 

sectional semifinals; Vikings' Dave 

Werwinski, Tigers' Mike Hazelden turn 

hat tricks

Feb 17, 2011 – 12:01 a.m.

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


KENT – Hoover High opened up its post-season hockey play Wednesday night here in the Kent State University Ice Arena with an offensive blitzkrieg that produced an 8-4 sectional quarterfinal win over Twinsburg.

The win puts the Vikings into the sectional semifinals of this district and the state tournaments overall. They will play Gilmour, the No. 2 seed in the entire Kent district overall. The Lancers, 30-game winners this year, drew a bye in the first round and will face the Vikes in the sectional semis at 3:45 Saturday here.

The Tigers were able to keep up with the Vikings for most of the game, playing them to a 2-2 tie through the first period and 3-3 tie through the second, but then the extra line generally afforded to a Blue North/White Division program not as readily available in a lower Blue Division program took its toll and North Canton was able to wear down Twinsburg in the third frame and bury five goals into the net.


Actually, Twinsburg came out with all cylinders firing, blasting open to a 2-0 lead within the first six minutes of the game on a pair of goals by Mike Hazelden

Hazelden’s first goal was a power-play tally at 3:10 with assists coming from Mike Behr and Addison Collins. Luke Stewart assisted on the second one, which came at 5:36.

The Tigers maintained the 2-0 lead for a few minutes but then started getting more aggressive, drawing a couple penalties that put the Vikings into a couple power plays late in the period.

After a tripping penalty on the Vikings at 9:15, Brad Harcourt put the Vikings on the board with a power-play goal at 10:30 with a helper from Cole Bukowy.

Then Twinsburg went into a power play when Hoover was called for holding, but the Vikings’ special teams were able to burn more than a minute and half of it until Twinsburg was called for hooking at 13:19.

Hoover then went back into the 5-man skating and with the advantage earned the momentum swinger with a late-period, power-play tally. Dave Werwinski did the goal-scoring honors with Harcourt and Boston Weber providing the assists at 14:50.

Each team went into the power play early in the second period but special teams came through for both the Vikings and Tigers on the penalty kills. The score remained tied until 9:35 when Mason Koonce gave the Vikings their first lead, 3-2, on an even-strength goal with an assist coming from Weber.

With his second goal of the game, Hazelden got the Tigers back into it, lighting the lamp at 10:07 of the second to knot it back up at 3-3. Behr picked up his second assist on the tying goal that also enabled Hazelden to attain the hat trick.

Hoover then scored three times in the first five minutes of the third period, taking the momentum for good. Werwinksi scored twice, the two goals coming 28 seconds apart of each other, to add to his first-period goal and attain the hat trick.

Weber and Koonce assisted on both Werwinski third-period goals and then Weber followed shortly thereafter with a goal of his own with Werwinski assisting.  Weber attained the playmaker with helpers on the first two goals of the period.

The last three goals came in the final three minutes of the contest. John Safirr scored on for Twinsburg and Shane Saba and Koonce scoring goals for the Vikes. Collins picked up an assist to also attain the playmaker.

Both teams used two goalies. Kirk Greenho had four saves and Ethan Bishop 12 saves for Hoover. Jake Damcott made 20 stops and Braden Susnik six saves for the Tigres.

Green's Lauren Forquer's 21 points powers Mount 

Union Past Baldwin-Wallace, 67-60, to Claim OAC 

Regular Season Title

By Jeff Miller

BEREA –  Green High alumna Lauren Forquer scored a game-high 21 points as the University of Mount Union women’s basketball team was defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Baldwin-Wallace College, 67-60, tonight, Wednesday, February 16, 2011) in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex in Alliance.  The win gave the Purple Raiders the undisputed OAC regular season title.

To Read more of this story, click below:




Solon's Dan Jacobson Finishes Runner-Up in One-

Meter Dive at UAA Championships

By Nick Minerd

WEBSTER, NY – Case Western Reserve University freshman diver Dan Jacobson (Solon, OH/Solon) finished runner-up in the one-meter dive on the opening night (Wednesday, February 16) of the 2011 University Athletic Association Championship meet at Webster Aquatic Center.

To Read more of this story, click below:


 Second-Half Swoon Sinks Yeowomen: 

Mentor's Pam Quigney scores game-

high 19 to lead Battling Bishops

Story Reported by Mike Mancini
Bookmark and Share
2/16/2011 9:52:57 PM
Box Score

Oberlin, Ohio
 – The Oberlin College women’s basketball team never trailed in the first half, but in the second half the visiting Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops were able to surge ahead to claim a 64-49 win and spoil Senior Night for the Yeowomen.

Mentor High alumna Pam Quigney had a game-high 19 points and a game-high 10 rebounds for Ohio Wesleyan.
[ Pam Quigney ]

To Read more of this story, click below:

Orange shuffles the Cards and squeezes 

out first upset in the hockey sectionals; 

Blue North team gets goals from four 

different S/As and assists from six

variant skaters to drop Red South

team south

Feb 17, 2011 – 12:01 a.m.

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


KENT – Finally in the second game of the third day of State Hockey Tournaments action, an upset surfaced when Orange “squeezed” out a 5-4 win over Mentor in the sectional quarterfinals here in the Kent State University Ice Arena.

A Blue Division team, Orange brought some confidence into the tourney after winning the Blue North (highest of the three Blue tiers) and finishing as runners up in the Baron Cup III, using the momentum to upset the Red Division (two levels above the Blue) and move into the sectional semifinals.

In their 13 previous games, the Lions had only the overtime loss to Mayfield in the Baron Cup finals as any semblance of a blemish. In addition to 12 of the last 13 games, the Lions have also won 17 of their last 20 games.


Mentor took an early lead when Brandon Tackett scored an unassisted goal. Jim Stork matched that with an unassisted goal for Orange to tie it, but the Cardinals were to score two more times before the first period came to a close.

Anthony Blank scored the first two of his three goals on the night in the last three minutes of the first period to give Mentor a 3-1 lead. However, Jake Yelsky and Bobby Bodner got them back, tying it, 3-3.

Still, Mentor would skate off at the second intermission with a 4-3 lead when Blank attained the hat trick at 14:38, giving his team the momentum swing on the late-period mojo.

The third period would belong to Orange. First Brian Joseph tied it to become the fourth Lion to score a goal on the evening and then Yelsky put in the game winner with his second goal of the night, coming at 14:28.

While four skaters got in goal-scoring act in the third period, six different Student/Athletes garnered assists for the Lions. Scott Fuller, Chad Sonkin, Adam Rukin, both Mitch and Brian Joseph from the Joseph clan, and Yelsky made the plays with assists.

Billy O’Donnell, Andrew Cannata, Ryan Posipanka and Cory Vinborg had assists for Mentor.

Pete Shapiro had 14 saves in goal for Orange and Tommy Kozlovich had 17 for the Cards.

Walsh Jesuit alum Chris Ameen scores 20, 

Holy Name product Kevin Krakowiak 19 

to lead B-W past Mount

Feb. 17, 2011 -- 12:01 A.M.

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA –  Sophomore forward Chris Ameen (Broadview Heights/Walsh Jesuit) scored a team-high 20 points as the B-W men’s basketball team defeated Ohio Athletic Conference rival Mt. Union, 80-69, tonight (Wednesday, February 16, 2011) in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in Berea.
Chris Ameen (left) and Kevin Krakowiak

With its win, B-W improves to 9-15 overall and 5-12 in the OAC. In addition to Ameen for the Yellow Jackets, and freshman guard Kevin Krakowiak (Valley City/Parma Hts. Holy Name) scored a career-high tying 19 points.

To Read more of this story, click below:



Hiram College Men’s Basketball Thumps Oberlin College; Buchtel's Glenn Campbell Leads the Way

February 16, 2011 -- 11:59 p.m

By Jeff Hoedt

HIRAM  — Senior guard Glenn Campbell (Akron/Buchtel) scored a team-high 14 points to lead the Hiram College men’s basketball team past Oberlin College, 86-57, tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 16) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Price Gymnasium.

To Read more of this story, click below:



Jess Cowan

Hiram College Women’s Basketball Loses to Kenyon College

February 16, 2011

GAMBIER, OHIO  –  Senior guard Jess Cowan (Hiram/Crestwood) scored a team-high 16 points, but it would not be enough as the Hiram College women’s basketball team fell toKenyon College, 70-58, tonight (Wednesday, Feb. 16) in a North Coast Athletic Conference game at Tomsich Arena in Gambier.

To Read more of this story, click below:


Dave Linane's 32 points lead Lancers past Lutheran West

David Linane scored 32 points to lead Golmour to a 68-56 win over Lutheran West in boys’ basketball.

Linane was the only double-figure scorer the Lancers needed to coast to their 10th win of the season.