A Page --Sept. 14, 2012

St. Ed's travels to face Elder tomorrow

St. Edward football (3-0) will travel south on I-71 to Cincinnati to take on the Elder Panthers (2-1) Saturday evening in The Pit.

The Eagles are looking to even the series with the Panthers in a very important intra-state showdown and to keep an undefeated season intact.

Elder is ranked number 5 in the Cincinnati Enquirer Poll. It is vying to bounce back after losing to Kentucky powerhouse Trinity, 45-21, last weekend.

Also, Elder is looking to bounce back to some semblance of its traditional winning ways after coming off a two-year stretch in which the Panthers finished 6-13 after going 10-3 in 2009 and making the state playoffs.

This will be the tenth meeting between the Eagles and Panthers.

The two schools have met eight times during the regular season and once in a state championship game in 2003.

Last year St. Ed’s defeated Elder 37-10 on the turf in Lakewood Stadium

The all-time regular-season series is tied 4-4 in the, but Elder leads the series 5-4 overall.

Saturday’s game will mark the 6th straight season the teams will have met in this intense rivalry.

For Elder this season senior QB Josh Moore has taken over the offense after the graduation of Ben Gramke. He will have a lot of help as senior pass catchers Max Mazza and Joe Ramsetter have returned as regulars.

Moore played in five games last year and passed for over 560 yards and 5 touchdowns.

Defensively, the Panthers have sacked opposing quarterbacks ten times this year. Seniors Nick Coon and Trevor Ginn will lead the defense squad.

Last Saturday, St. Edward (3-0) dominated once again with a convincing 51-0 victory of HD Woodson (D.C). The Eagles scored on their first four possessions to take a 28-0 lead and the rout was on.

The Eagle defense once again shut down its opponent as its scoreless streak has now reached 10 quarters.

The defensive 11 was so tough Woodson was held to minus 56 yards in total offense and only crossed midfield once the entire game.

Offensively, the Big Green Machine churned out 363 yards in total offense (178 by pass, 185 by rush). St. Ed’s has scored 134 unanswered points in two and half games.

Saturday’s game will be webcast on Ihigh.com/stedward and sehs.net.

Once again the Eagles will face three of four teams of the Greater Catholic League’s South Division. (Elder, Moeller, St. Xavier)

Since 2007 St. Ed’s has in a sense been the 5th unofficial member of the division as it has faced all of the above mentioned teams in the division. The only divisional member the Eagles have not had an ongoing, on-field relationship with is LaSalle.

The Eagles have played 15 games over the last five years against the big three, going 6-9.

However, St. Ed’s has won four of six over the last two seasons. Last Year the Eagles were 2-1 versus their Cincinnati counterparts.

Statistically for the Eagles, Dwayne Aaron leads the Eagles in rushing with 238 yards on 31 carries for a 7-yard average. Ryan Fallon is second with 130 yards.

Fallon has completed 56 percent of his passes while Kyle Shurmur has completed 84 percent (16 of 19) of his.

Anthony Young has caught seven passes for 91 yards and D.J. Thomas five passes for 189 yards.

Young is averaging 15 yards per return after punt catches.

Lions club Jaguars on courts

NDCL 5, Saint Joseph Academy 0

Singles:  A. Didovic d. Kahl 7-5, 6-2; Joyce d. Saracina 6-4, 6-0; Lenk d. McAfee 6-1, 6-0.
Doubles:  I. Didovic/Kirchner d. Violand/Ruebensaal 6-2, 3-6, 6-4; D'Angelo/Shimooka d. Rouse/Powers 6-3, 6-3.

Blue Streaks nip Hoban

Magnificat Varisty B (3) d. Hoban (2)
Magnificat season record: 12 & 0
1. anne Kramer (H) d. Sophie Wood (M) 6-0, 6-2
2. Claire Coyne (M) d. Emma Burkholder (H) 2-6, 6-1, 6-2
3. Kenndy Nock (M) d. Julia May (H) 6-1, 6-2
1. Elisa DiMeo/Michelle Felder (H) d. Sarah Oskowksi/Deeya Basu (M) 6-3, 3-6, 6-4
2. Mary Grace Brandt/Caitlin Harvey (M) d. anna Baumhoer/Maddie Thomas 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 6-1

OHSAA Board of Directors Meeting Highlights


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors met Thursday morning at the OHSAA office in Columbus for its regularly scheduled September meeting. The following are highlights from the meeting. The complete set of meeting minutes will be posted later at OHSAA.org.


-          The financial reports from the OHSAA’s spring sports regional and state tournaments except track and field were presented to the Board. Of note, the boys tennis state tournament drew 1,078 fans and operated at a loss of $2,373. The baseball regional and state tournaments provided a profit of $51,400, with the state tournament drawing 15,934 fans to Huntington Park in Columbus. The softball regional and state tournaments provided a profit of $20,029, with the state tournament drawing 8,773 fans to Firestone Stadium in Akron. The financial report from the regional and state track and field tournaments will be presented to the Board at its October meeting.

-          The track and field coaches association proposed that the triple jump be included as a recognized event during the OHSAA track and field post-season tournaments. The Board is expected to vote on the proposal at its December meeting. The board did not pass a similar proposal last year.

-          Six schools were recently penalized for committing infractions of OHSAA bylaws or sports regulations. The complete list of schools, along with their infractions and the penalties, will be included in the complete meeting minutes, but media members may obtain the list earlier by requesting it via email from Tim Stried, OHSAA Director of Information Services.

-          The Board presented its list of goals for the 2012-13 school year. Among the goals are promoting sportsmanship, ethics and integrity; examining the future of interscholastic athletics and the OHSAA; continuing to review technology, communications and junior high programs; continuing the promotion of education-based athletics, and implementing the tournament finances turnkey process.

-          The preseason manuals for the winter sports were approved and will be sent to all member schools. Of note, schools may schedule no more than 35 regular-season hockey games beginning this season.

-          Approximately 700 school administrators attended either the OHSAA's New Administrators Workshop held the first week in August in Columbus or one of the four OHSAA Regional Update Meetings that were held last month in Hudson, Dublin, Bowling Green and Kettering. The seminars are annual opportunities for school administrators to review key OHSAA regulations to try to minimize eligibility issues before the school year begins and to discuss other current topics of concern.

-          An update was provided to the member high school list presented at the August board meeting, as an additional school did not renew membership for 2012-13 (Dayton Nicholas-Liberty). That brings the total number of member high schools this school year to 823.

-          Per OHSAA Constitution item 7-6-2, four vacancies on District Athletic Boards were recently appointed by the board for the 2012-13 school year. Three of the new district board members are in the Northwest District and include Brenda Frankart, principal at Liberty-Benton High School, as the female representative; Jason Selgo, principal at Ottawa-Glandorf High School, as the AA representative, and Mike Bute, principal at Antwerp High School, as the A representative. In the Central District, Tyrone Olverson, principal at Licking Heights High School, was named the AA representative. In addition, Jim Hayes, former athletic administrator at Ashville Teays Valley High School, was named the Central District treasurer. The interim district board representatives and other qualified school representatives will be eligible to run to fill the respective unexpired terms during the regular election process that takes place next May.

Blue Streaks B defeat Our Lady of Elms

Magnificat Varsity B (5) d. Elms (0)
Magnificat season record: 11 & 0
1. ann Gacad d. Katie Kuzinshia 6-2, 6-2
2. Claire Coyne d. Hadiyh ahmed 6-1, 6-1
3. Kennedy Nock d. Maria Figliok 6-1, 6-2
1. Sophie Wood/Deeya Basu d. Sarah Fegelist/Mary McGowan 6-3, 6-1
2. Erin Coyne/Shannon Hollis 6-1, 6-1 d. Padryin O'Flynn/aeina Gupte 6-1, 6-1

Magnificat Varsity B (3) def. St. Joseph (2)
Magnificat season record: 9 & 0
1. ann Gacad (M) d. Missy Drapas (SJ) 6-0, 6-0
2. Brooke Kahl (SJ) d. Sophie Wood (M) 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
3. Claire Coyne (M) d. Molly Mcafee (SJ) 6-3, 6-0
1. Claire Violand/Ellen Saracina (SJ) d. Erin Coyne/Sarah Oskowski (M) 6-4, 6-2
2. Shannon Hollis/Caitlin Harvey (M) d. Grace Powers/Emily Rouse (SJ) 6-4, 7-6 (7-3)
Magnificat Varisty B (4) def. Solon (1)
Magnificat Season record 10 & 0
1. ann Gacad (M) d. Hyla Lander (S) 6-3, 6-4
2. Claire Coyne (M) d. Vritti Samtani (S) 6-3, 6-3
3. Maria Ulatowski (S) d. Kennedy Nock (M) 6-3, 6-2
1. Deey Basu/Erin Coyne (M) d. avery Smith/Kali Grubish (S) 6-3, 6-1
2. Mary Grace Brandt/Caitlin Harvey (M) d. Caroline Moore/amy Ganyukov (S) 6-3, 6-4
3. Sarah Oskowski/Shannon Hollis (M) d. Kailey Freirech/Taylor Lurie (S) 6-4, 6-1

Magnificat (A) 5, North Ridgeville 0 

Singles: Moran d. Wishner 6-0, 6-0; Miller d. Mihalski 6-1, 6-4; Lawless d. Yun 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: Johnson/Manimbo d. O'Neill/Marflake 6-0, 6-0; Patrick/Faranacci d. McCloskey/K. Heck 6-0, 6-0.





By Eddie Dwyer,
'The Corner' at www.ignatius.edu

Heading into Saturday’s game against the Strong Vincent Colonels, Coach Kyle
points to the Wildcats’ main responsibility, which is to become even a better team
than they were last week.

Saint Ignatius (3-0), the top-ranked Division I football program in Ohio, begins
the first of back-to-back trips to Erie, Pennsylvania by taking on Strong Vincent
(0-2) in Veterans Memorial Stadium at 2 p.m.

As far as Strong Vincent is concerned, the thought of Saint Ignatius playing
better than it did against Mentor probably could be described as the Colonels’
worst nightmare.

Strong Vincent, a team that finished 8-3 in 2011, including a 5-1 record in its
region, has started its 2012 campaign with two consecutive losses, including a 48-
22 setback to Erie Cathedral Prep last week at Veterans Stadium. Prep led, 38-
0, at halftime.

“We were hoping their record would be a little better than that,” said Coach Kyle,
“Their base offense is the Wing T, which we haven’t seen a whole lot. Years ago
in the early ‘90s we would go against Austintown Fitch, who would run the Wing
T. So I had to really dig through my files and find the game plan for the Wing T
from the 1990s.”

Coach Kyle said the Colonels have speed on offense, including a quarterback
who can run, and that they employ a short passing game. He also emphasized
that the Wildcats will not be seeing the type of passing game they encountered
the past two weeks, when they successfully went up against two of the
outstanding quarterbacks in the nation.

“Defensively, they are in a 4-3,” Coach Kyle said of Strong Vincent’s line of
defense. “But now against Cathedral Prep they did get into a 3-man front, almost
like a stack. But we just played a stack defense (Mentor), so that’s fine. We can
just adapt that game plan and mix it in with what we’re doing against the 4-3.”

Coach Kyle said that what he and his staff are challenging the Wildcats with this
week is that there are always things they can work on, fundamental things.

“We’re going to make sure we’re a strong team fundamentally this week,” Coach
Kyle added. “Because when you play the Wing T, you better be. That’s the issue
of it (the Wing T). If you tackle well and read your keys well, you’re fine.

Shoremen blank Rangers, 3-0

The Shoremen travel to Eastlake North for a non-conference battle on Thursday night.  Senior Chris Heine scored three minutes into the match off a pass from Evan Carlson.  

The Shoremen then scored two goals in the final six minutes of the first half to break the game
open.  Evan Carlson got on the end of a DJ Murdock pass and Alex Voloshen took a perfect PK for a 3-0 lead at the half.  Kyle Smith and Logan DeLong tallied goals for the Shoremen late in the second half.

Avon Lake Shoremen at Eastlake North Rangers
Boys Soccer

Score at half:
Avon Lake 3 Eastlake North 0

Final Score:
Avon Lake 5 Eastlake North 1

H 2-5-1

AL: Chris Heine, Evan Carlson, Alex Voloshen (PK), Kyle Smith, Logan deLong
H: Matt Turkalj

AL: Evan Carlson, DJ Murdock, Patrick Smith, Kyle Smith
H: none

AL: 9
H 7

AL (Kane Adams): 5
H: (Dan Komso) 4

AL: 3
H: 2

AL: 9
H: 12

Alexis Gray leads Comets to win over Mustangs

Solon 172; Strongsville 195
Solon Scores:
Alexis Gray 39--Medalist
Rachel Markle 42
Alyssa Gray 44
Shannon Finnerty 47
Leah Wilson 49
Meredith Joseph 54
Solon moves to 6-2 in NOC Valley Division by setting a new season low team score (by 12 strokes).  Final conference matches are against one-loss teams Hudson and Medina.

Pirates sweep Rangers in WSC tennis

Rocky River 5, North Ridgeville 0
Singles: Quinones d. Reitknecht 6-0, 6-0; Inks d. Wishner 6-3, 6-1; Fitzsimmons d. Mihalski 6-4, 6-4.
Doubles: Grierson/Riegelsberger d. O'Neill/Marflake 6-0, 6-0; Lam/Copa d. McCloskey/Yun 6-0, 6-1.


Written by Evan Meyer – Special of MAC Report Online

This week in the Mid-American Conference, Bowling Green and Toledo renew their I-75 rivalry at the Glass Bowl. The Ohio Bobcats look to go 3-0 on the season as they travel to Marshall to face an old rival. Of the seven road games this week, four will come against Big Ten Conference opposition while Akron, Massachusetts, and Eastern Michigan look for their first win of 2012.

Last week, Ohio showed no letdown after their big win at Penn State as they routed New Mexico State at home. Miami, Toledo, Western Michigan, and Northern Illinois bounced back from tough losses with victories. There was some heartbreak as well as Akron lost in overtime, and UMass is finding out playing in the Football Bowl Subdivision is a totally different animal.

Here is a look at the thirteen MAC teams as we begin week three


AKRON (0-2): The Zips came oh so close to picking up that first road win since 2008 last Saturday down in South Florida only to see the Florida International Golden Panthers kick a field goal at the end of regulation to tie the game then went and won the game with a three-pointer in overtime 41-38. QB Dalton Williams tied a school record with five touchdown passes along with 324 yards through the air and was named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week. WR Marquelo Suel had seven receptions for 99 yards and a score while RB Jawon Chisholm had two scores receiving part on the evening that saw UA gain 411 total yards offensively. The Zips return to InfoCision Stadium this Saturday to face the Morgan State Bears (FCS-MEAC) who are 1-1 and gave Buffalo all sorts of fits last Saturday before losing

BOWLING GREEN (1-1): The Falcons rebounded after their opening week loss at Florida defeating the Idaho Vandals (WAC) in the home opener at Perry Stadium scoring 14 third quarter points to break open a 7-6 game in favor of the home team at halftime. QB Matt Schilz completed 24-of-35 passes for 283 yards and a touchdown with WR Shaun Joplin catching even for 117 yards. LB Chris Jones had five tackles including 1 ½ sacks and was named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week. BGSU makes the short trek north on I-75 this Saturday to renew their rivaly with the Toledo Rockets. Last year in BG, The Falcons dropped a 28-21 decision. UT is 1-1 after losing the opener in overtime at Arizona but winning last week at Wyoming.


BUFFALO (1-1): The Bulls stampeded out at UB Stadium for the first time this season and survived a shootout with the Morgan State Bears winning 56-34. RB Branden Oliver backed up his 100-yard rushing game in the loss at Georgia with 238 yards on the ground and two touchdowns as he leads the MAC in rushing with 349 yards. QB Alex Zordich completed 16-of-21 passes for 237 yards and four touchdowns with WR Alex Neutz had eight receptions for 154 yards part of an afternoon UB amassed 571 total offensive yards. The Bulls have this Saturday off before opening MAC play on Wednesday night September 19th against Kent State in Amherst before a national television audience.


KENT STATE (1-1): The Golden Flashes had reality smack them in the face last Saturday as they faced an avalanche of points in the second half at Kentucky 47-17. QB Spencer Keith passed for 227 yards while RB Dri Archer opening the scoring with a 47-yard touchdown run while teammate RB Trayion Durham had 82 yards with a score. WR Josh Boyle had six receptions for 64 yards. KSU is 1-1 as they take this Saturday off before heading into MAC play on Wednesday September 19th making the trip to Buffalo to face the Bulls before a national television audience


MASSACHUSETTS (0-2): The Minutemen played their first home game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro last Saturday but the result was the same as the Big Ten’s Indiana Hoosiers had a35-6 halftime lead and never looked back dropping UMass’ record to 0-2 with a 45-6 rout. QB Mike Wegrzyn completed 18-of-26 passes for 151 yards and a touichdown to WR Martel Moore the first for the school in FBS competition. Moore had five receptions for 68 yards. The Minutemen head into Michigan Stadium this Saturday to face the Wolverines who are 1-1 after losing to Alabama in their opener rebounded with a victory at home against Air Force. The two teams met in 2010 at ‘The Big House’ and the U of M had a struggle before winning 42-37.


MIAMI (1-1): The Redhawks licked their wounds from their opening week loss at Ohio State came back in their home opener at Yager Stadium and defeated the Southern Illinois Salukis (FCS-Missouri Valley) 30-14. QB Zac Dysert completed 28-of-36 passes for 226 yards and a touchdown which was caught by WR Andy Cruse who had 12 receptions on the day wifor 60 yards and leads the MAC in total receptions with 20. WR Nick Harwell was held to just three catches on the day for 21 yards LB Pat Hinkel had two interceptions returning one for a touchdown. MU makes the long trek to Boise, Idaho this Saturday to face the Broncos (Mountain West) who had last Saturday off after opening their season with a 17-13 loss at Michigan State on August 31st.


OHIO (1-1): The Bobcats showed no emotional let down after their big win at Penn State as they returned to Athens opening their 2012 home schedule with a 51-24 rout of the New Mexico State Aggies (WAC) before 25,893 fans at Peden Stadium. Ohio on the evening had 584 yards of total offense led by QB Tyler Tettleton who completed 15-of-23 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns he also had a rushing score in the contest. RB Beau Blankenship had 168 yards on the ground and two scores  PK Matt Weller was named MAC East Special Teams Player of the week with his 15 points against NMSU he became the all-time leading scorer in school history. The Cats with their 2-0 start gained votes in this weeks Associated Press Top 25 college football poll as they travel to Huntington, W Va. Saturday to face an old rival the Marshall Thundering Herd who are 1-1 afer losing their opener at West Virginia defeated Western Carolina last week at home. Last year the Cats routed the Herd 44-7 however in 2010 the last time these two met at Edwards Stadium it was the home team victorious 24-23.



BALL STATE (1-1, 1-0 MAC): The Cardinals traveled to ‘Death Valley’ last Saturday and gave a good accounting of themselves against the Clemson Tigers even though they fell to the nationally ranked ACC team 52-27 despite CU scoring 32 of those points in the third quarter. QB Keith Wenning completed just 16-of-29 passes for 128 yards and RB Jahwon Edwards was held to just 54 yards rushing. P Scott Kovanda leads the MAC averaging 47.5 yards per punt. BSU stays on the road this week heading into Bloomington to face the 2-0 Indiana Hoosiers they have beaten Indiana State and Massachusettts. Their meeting last year was in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium and the Cards came out with a victory


CENTRAL MICHIGAN (1-1): The Chippewas had the Big Ten and nationally ranked Michigan State Spartans at Kelly Shorts Stadium and a record crowd of 35,127 saw the Green and White dominated the Chips in every facet of the game in a 41-7 rout. RB Zurlon Tipton rushed for 62 yards on 11 carries. QB Ryan Radcliffe completed just 17-of-38 passes for 173 yards with WR Cody Wilson collecting six of those passes roe 84 yards. CMU has the week off before returning to action on September 22nd at Iowa the first of three road games.


EASTERN MICHIGAN (0-2, 0-1 MAC): The Eagles saw their record fall to 0-2 last Saturday falling to FCS nationally ranked Illinois State Redbirds 31-14 at Rynearson Stadium. QB Alex Gillett was again the EMU offense as he completed just 11-of-25 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown adding 49 rushing yards and a score as the Eagles had 248 yards of total offense. EMU travels to West Lafayette this Satuirday to face the Big Ten’s Purdue Boilermakers who are 1-1 with a win at home over Eastern Kentucky before falling last Saturday at Notre Dame


NORTHERN ILLINOIS (1-1): The Huskies rebounded from their heartbreaking loss to Iowa in Chicago returning to DeKalb and extended their winning streak at Huskie field to nine games as they defeated the Skyhawks of Tennessee-Martin (FCS-Ohio Valley) 35-7. QB Jordan Lynch after a shaky game against the Hawkeyes came back and was strong completing 19-of-25 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown as nine difference receivers caught at least one pass. RB Leyton Settle rushed for 106 yards while defensively LB Jimme Ward had ten tackles in the contest (five solo) and was named MAC West Defensive Player of the Week. NIU travels to West Point, N. Y. this Saturday to face the Black Knights of Army who are 0-1 after losing their opener last Saturday at San Diego State. NIU won last year’s meeting at home 49-26.


TOLEDO (1-1): For the second consecutive week, the Rockets headed out into western time zones. However they came back last Saturday from Laramie, Wyoming with a 34-31 win over the Wyoming Cowboys (Mountain West) as QB Terrance Owens passes for 300 yards (completing 25-of-41 through the air) and four touchdowns and was named MAC East Offensive Player of the Week as UT had 504 total yards offensively. Supporting Owens was RB David Fluellen who rushed for 109 yards. The Rockets open MAC play this Saturday as they renew their I-75 rivalry with the Bowling Green Falcons who are also at 1-1 after losing their season opener at Florida before winning last week at home against Idaho. Last year in Perry Stadium, the Rockets came away with a 28-21 victory.


WESTERN MICHIGAN (1-1): The Broncos returned home to Waldo Stadium after their season opening loss at Illinois and totally routed the Panthers of Eastern Illinois (FCS-Missouri Valley) 52-21 breaking the game open with a 28-point second quarter. QB Alex Carden completed 29-of-40 passes for 364 yards and five touchdowns part of an afternoon that saw the Broncs amass 637 yards of total offense. WR Jamie Walker had 11 catches on the afternoon for 153 yards and two scores in which ten different receivers had at least one reception. PK Andrew Haldeman was named MAC West Special Teams player of the week making seven PAT’s against EIU and added his first field goal as a collegian. WMU heads to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul this Saturday to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers who are 2-0 after wins at Nevada-Las Vegas in overtime and over New Hampshire.


There you have it…Inside MAC Football for week three with the big games being in Toledo as the I-75 rivalry continues and down in Huntington where Ohio looks to continue their tremendous start as they face an old foe.