A Page April 24, 2011 -- Happy Easter

Long time Ohio HJ Record Holder Mark Cannon
Former Elyria High state
record holding high jumper
Mark Cannon, U.S Naval
Veteran Dr. Pete Kummant
head up list of 2011 inductees
into Lorain County T&F and
Cross Country Hall of Fame
By Norm Weber
Mark Cannon, who held the state record for the high jump in Ohio for 22 years, which he established while a Student/Athlete at Elyria High in 1987, heads up the list of those who were inducted into the Lorain County Track and Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame this past week,. Hall Coordinator Paul Heyse announced.
The others include former Cleveland area Student/Athletes, S/A coaches, and S/A Administrators Dick Cooley, Dr. Pete Kummant, Francene Woods, Mark Walden and LeRoy Fields were inducted into the Lorain County Track and Field and Cross Country Hall of Fame this month.
Dr. Kummant
After high school, Cannon’s education took him to The Ohio State University, where he continued as an S/A, eventually earning his B.A. in 1992. He finished up his education with an MBA at Georgia State University.
On the athletic side, Cannon was a 3-time Ohio high school Class AAA state high jump champion (1985-87) and two-time All-American and state record-holder1987-2009.
He was a champion in the Big Ten, Penn Relays, Dogwood Relays and a Kansas Relay champion. He was All-Big Ten for Ohio State, setting indoor (7-3 ¼) and outdoor (7-4 ¼) records. The indoor mark from 1991 still stands.
He was a Big Ten Indoor Champion and was sixth at the NCAA nationals in 1991. He also competed in both the NCAA and TAC/ USATF National meets.
Cannon was Head track coach for Columbus State Community College, 2004-05.
Dr. Kummant graduated from Amherst High in 1975, from Case Western Reserve in 1980 and Pitt Medical School in 1984.
Among his Athletic highlights, Dr. Kummant was a Division I state cross country champion in 1973 and ’74 and the Division I state two-mile champion, 1975 after finishing third at state in mile in 1974.

Fopr Case Reserve, he was a 4-time cross country champion in President Athletic Conference, 1975-78 3-time NCAA Division III Cross Country All-American. 3rd in ‘75, 7th in ‘76, 11th in ‘77, 37th in ‘78. NCAA Division III Track All-American in ‘77 in 10,000 meters.
Professionally, Dr. Kummant is a General surgeon for Jefferson Regional Medical Center, 2001-present Surgical residency at Pittsburgh Mercy Hospital, 1994-2001. He served at mission hospital in Kenya, 1991-94, and was in Active Duty for the U.S. Navy, based in Philadelphia and Guam, 1986-91.
Mark Walden was a Class A state champion for 440 and 220- yard dashes, as well as a member of the  winning mile relay, 1979. Also a member of the second-place 440-yard relay State champ as a member of the 880-yard relay, 1978. He led the Clippers to Class A state championships in 1978 and ’79.
On the gridiron, Walden was a 1977 Class A Northeast District Running Back of the Year in 1978, when he made Second team All-Ohio.  He rushed for 1,253 yards and 17 touchdowns.
He helped Clearview to a runner-up finish behind Newark Catholic when he was Track and field assistant 1987- 2001.
Walden coached state S/A champions Danny Davis (110 hurdles, 100 meters) and Jarrod Murphy (200 meters).
After gradating from Fremont Ross High School 1939, Cooley graduated from Kent State in 1950 and then went into coaching and proceeded to coach three state champions.
Cooley was the Head track coach (1958-82) and head cross country coach (1959-82) at Amherst .
At Oberlin High, the late “Bunny” Fields was Class B state champ for the 220-yard dash, 120-yard high hurdles and 220-yard low hurdles in 1932.
He was lso state runner-up for long kump, State champ as member of 880-yard relay in 1930, state runner-up for 100 yards (1931) and was third in the 120-yard hurdles twice (1930-31).
Fields also had a third as a member of the 880-yard relay in 1931 He led the Indians to the Class B state championship in 1932. He was also a member of the Class B state runner-up teams in 1930 and ’31 and a team record-holder for 100 and 220-yard dashes from 1932 to ‘66
Woods was a five-time state champion for Clearview High. She was a class AA winner in the 400 meters in 1989 and class A 100 meters winner in 1988 and Class A 200 meters in 1987.
She was also a member of the Clippers’ state champion 800and 400-meter relays in 1987. She was second at the state meet three times.
Spartan Earn Walk-Off Win at
Progressive Field
By Nick Minerd
CLEVELAND, OH – Junior rightfielder Sam Alexander (Alexandria, VA/T.C. Williams) hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Case Western Reserve University baseball team defeated Otterbein University, 5-4, in Progressive Field.
The Spartans improve to 28-12 overall and have won 14 of their last 16 games. Otterbein drops to 14-15.
Sophomore lefty Jamie Hora (Twinsburg, OH/Twinsburg) threw the final three innings and did not allow an earned run en route to his team-high sixth win of the season.

The game went scoreless until the bottom of the six when the Spartans loaded the bases thanks to three Otterbein walks. Sophomore shortstop Matt Keen (Tallmadge, OH/Tallmadge) then cleared the bases with a double to left center and came around to score on a single by senior third baseman Chad Mullins (Fredericksburg, OH/Waynedale).
Tallmadge native Matt Keen

Otterbein cut into the lead with two in the seventh as Matt Workman and Wes Meadows provided RBI singles. The Cardinals then rallied to tie the game in the ninth as two Spartan errors led to two unearned runs.
Undaunted, the Spartans got a leadoff single by Mullins, who then moved to second on an error and scored on Alexander’s single.

Senior Devin Dye (Canton, OH/Jackson) started on the mound and threw six-plus innings to improve to 4-2. The right-hander allowed two earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five.
Amherst’s Ryan Rua blasts HR, King
alum Matt Toth powders two hits to lead
Lake Erie past Northwood
By Jason Tiorotta
PAINESVILLE – Ryan Rua (Amherst) homered and Michael Backes (Hubbard) threw five strong innings, but a pair of errors in the sixth inning led to a five-run frame for visitingNorthwood in a 6-3 win over Lake Erie in the weekend series opener at Braggs Field in Painesville on Friday. 
 Toth (L), Rua (R)
Matt Toth (Lorain/Admiral King) had two hits to extend his hitting streakto 12 games. Game two was rained out. The teams play a doubleheader on Saturday at noon.
Baldwin-Wallace Women’s Golf Team
Finishes Third at the Heidelberg
LOCKBOURNE, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf team finished third of eight schools today (Friday, April 21, 2011) at the two-day and 36-hole Heidelberg University Invitational Tournament at the Mohawk Golf Club in Tiffin. This was the final regular season tournament for the Yellow Jackets.
Today, the Yellow Jackets fired a 366-stroke total to go with its first day total of 354 strokes on the par-72 and 6,000-yard Mohawk G.C. layout to record the best team score by an NCAA Division III school, including one stroke better than Ohio Athletic Conference rival Ohio Northern University.  NAIA power Bethel College (Ind.) won the title.
The Yellow Jackets were led by freshman Miranda Cunningham (Dayton/ Christian) who shot a second round of 87 for a two-day total of 173, which tied her for 23rd individually.  Followed by Cunningham, sophomore All-OAC player Brooke Hamilton (Cleveland/ St. Joesph Academy) carded a second round score of 91, which brought her two-day total to 173. 
Hamilton tied for 11th place individually.  Freshman Emilee Woolf (Ravenna) had a round of 93, which brought her tournament total to 180, which placed her 19th individually.  Freshman Rebecca Jones (Hillard/ Darby) finished the second round with a 95 having a two-day total of 187, which placed her 26th individually. 
Rounding out the day, sophomore All-OAC standout Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) carded a 99 for a two-day total of 192 tieing her for 28th place individually.
Playing as individuals, senior captain Nicole Carlone (Canton/ St. Thomas Aquinas) carded a 97 for her two-day total at 179, which placed her in 18th place.  Freshman Sarah Allred (Akron/ Green) posted a second round score of 103 for tournament total of 201 good for 32nd place individually.  Lastly, sophomore Sarah Terrill (Cuyahoga Falls/ Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy) had a 110 for a two-day total of 226 good for 38th place individually.


Cleveland Football Club S/As
earn $2 million in college
scholarship money in
studies/soccer for this fall and
next at schools such as Florida,
Marquette, Maryland, Arizona,
Miami, Buffalo

A total of 15 soccer Student Athletes from the Cleveland Football Club will be studying and playing soccer on scholarship in September at either Division I or Division II women’s college soccer starting in August.

Tommy Turner, the former director for Ohio North as well as the former Hawken School and Cleveland State coach, reports that this crop of gals has collectively earned over $2 million in scholarships due to their success in both the classroom and on the pitch.
Among the group are Elizabeth Bollinger (Marquette), Taylor Burke (University of Florida), Jaclyn Campo (Ohio University), Brianna DeFelice (University of Arizona), Megan Giesen (University at Buffalo), Maura Gorman (Bellarmine University),  Jillian Graff  (University of Florida) , Alaina Jordan (Slippery Rock University),  Sarah Molina (Rocky River junior with a verbal commitment to Maryland University), Katie Roberts (University at Buffalo) Allie Sirna (University of Tennessee), Kelsey Smigel (Dayton University), Chelsea Stalter (Marshall University),  Nicolle Varney (Ohio University), and Courtney Zanotti (Miami University).
Talented coaching staff will represent the
United States at the 2011 IFAF Senior
World Championship in Austria 
By Lauren Hickey
PARIS, FRANCE - Seven position coaches, all with college football coaching experience, have been selected to serve on the coaching staff of the 2011 U.S. Men's National Team, assembled by USA Football.  The team will compete July 8-16 in Austria among a field of eight national teams spanning four continents at the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) Senior World Championship.
Team USA's coaching staff is led by former Northwest Missouri State University head coach and three-time NCAA Division II national champion MEL TJEERDSMA (pronounced "CHURCH-ma"). University of Mount Union (Ohio) head coach LARRY KEHRES (pronounced "CARE-us") is the offensive coordinator, and former University of Illinois head coach LOU TEPPER is the defensive coordinator.

USA Football is the sport's national governing body in the United States and is the official football development partner of the NFL and its 32 teams.
Fifty-nine (59) countries across five continents possess national football federations dedicated solely to football.
U.S. Men's National Team Coaching Staff
Mel Tjeerdsma, Head coach, Former Northwest Missouri State head coach;
Larry Kehre, Offensive coordinator Mount Union head coach;
Lou Tepper, Defensive coordinator, Former Illinois head coach;
Steve Bernstein, Defensive backs, Former Virginia secondary coach;
Derrick Williams, Defensive backs, Mary-Hardin Baylor (Texas) secondary coach; Matt Webb, Defensive line, Southeastern Louisiana, defensive coordinator; Erik Raeburn, Offensive line, Wabash (Ind.) head coach;
Mickey Joseph, Running backs, Langston (Okla.) offensive line coach;
Adam Austin, Receivers, Midwestern State (Texas) quarterbacks coach; and
Jordan Brown, Tight ends/Football Ops, Hastings (Neb.) defensive line coach.
Tjeerdsma led Northwest Missouri State to a 183-43 (.810) record in 17 seasons.
Northwest Missouri State. He was among the first three coaches inducted into the NCAA Division II College Football Hall of Fame before retiring in 2010.

"These men are excellent teachers and football coaches. Our players will enjoy playing for them and I look forward to working beside them," Tjeerdsma said. "We will be well prepared to compete against the world's best in football in Austria."
Forty-five (45) U.S. players will take part in a training camp June 28 to July 4 before departing for Austria. As the sport's national governing body, participation in USA Football's national team program does not affect NCAA eligibility. U.S. Men's National Team players must be at least 20 years old.
The United States is part of Group A along with Australia, Germany and Mexico. Group B includes Austria, Canada, France and Japan. A round robin schedule in group play determines who will compete for gold and bronze medals.
B-W Men’s Tennis Team Shuts Out
Wilmington, 9-0, For Second Straight
OAC Shutout
By Kevin Ruple
CINCINNATI, OHIO –  The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s tennis team shut out Ohio Athletic Conference rival Wilmington College, 9-0, today (Friday, April 20) at the Harpers Point Racquet Club. The victory left the Yellow Jackets one shy of 20 this season and was their 13th shutout. The match was moved indoors due to inclement weather outside.
B-W dominated this match by winning 96 of 110 total points, including 72 of 77 singles and 24 of 29 doubles points. With its win, B-W improved to 19-3 overall and 5-2 in the OAC with its last two regular season matches this coming week. One more victory would give B-W 20 wins for the sixth time in the last nine years and improve its mark during the last nine seasons to an amazing 180-28 overall.  With its loss, Wilmington fell to 0-7 overall and 0-5 in the OAC.
 Sam Burris
The Yellow Jackets gained a 3-0 advantage in doubles.  The number one duo of sophomore number two singles player Joe Horvath (North Royalton) and senior No.4 player Matt Lachman (Cleveland Heights/St. Edward) won 8-1, to improve to 17-4 this season. 
 The No. 2 tandem of junior No. 1 player Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) and freshman No. 6 player Brad Minrovic (Akron/ Ellet) won, 8-1, to improve to 17-4 this season. The No.3 tandem of No.3 player Alex Kearney (North Olmsted) and junior Taylor Long (Ashland/ Senior) won, 8-3, to improve to 17-3 in 2010-11.
In singles play, B-W won all six matches. Trzeciak won at No.1 by the scores of 6-1 and 6-0 to improve to 19-5 this season. Horvath won at No.2 by the scores of 6-1 and 6-0 to improve to 18-4 this season.
Kearney won at No.3 by the scores of 6-1 and 6-0 to improve to 19-6 this season. Lachman won at No.4 by the scores of 6-1 and 6-0 to improve to 20-4 this season. Senior No.5 player Sam Burris (Wooster/ Senior) won by the scores of 6-0 and 6-0 to improve to 20-4 this season. Minrovic won at No.6 by the scores of 6-1 and 6-0 to improve to 19-7 this season.
In addition, Burris’ victory was his 80th career singles win and he surpassed Mike Wagner (2002-05) to move into second place all-time in B-W men’s tennis history. Burris sports a 80-18 (.817) career singles mark. Lachman is currently tied for ninth all-time with 69 career wins and a 69-24 career mark.
Mount tennis team blanks Capital
By Josh Reilly
ALLIANCE -- Mount Union's women's tennis team swept Capital, 9-0, in Ohio Athletic Conference actionon Friday in the Peterson Fieldhouse.
Krissy Hallett (Willoughby Hills/Willoughby South) led the way with her No. 1 singles victory over Elizabeth McLaughlin, 6-1, 6-1.

Also for the Raiders, Megan Czuchra (Mantua/Crestwood) won at second singles against Michelle Guy, 6-1, 6-3; Courtney Adamsky (New Philadelphia/New Philadelphia) bested Meredith Wedell at No. 3 singles, 7-5, 6-2; and Lauren Olivier (Chagrin Falls/Walsh Jesuit) defeated Collyn Weaver at fourth singles, 6-0, 6-0.

Carolann Sterkenburg (Geneva/Geneva) and Alicia Kasunic (Kirtland/Andrews Osborne Academy) added wins at fifth and sixth singles, respectively. Sterkenburg handled Colleen Hooks, 6-4, 6-1, and Kasunic got past Rana Eadah, 6-0, 6-1.

In pairs competition, Hallett and Czuchra teamed for an 8-2 win over Guy and McLaughlin in the No. 1 match.

At No. 2 doubles, Adamsky and Olivier defeated Weaver and Wedell, 8-2. Sterkenburg and Kasunic won the third singles match against Hooks and Eadah, 8-3
Baldwin-Wallace Women’s Tennis Team
Shuts Out Wilmington, 9-0, Inside Higgins
BEREA, OHIO – The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s tennis team shut out Ohio Athletic Conference rival Wilmington College, 9-0, today (Friday, April 22) inside the Lou Higgins Center Fieldhouse in Berea.  The victory was the ninth in the last 10 matches for the Yellow Jackets. The match was moved indoors due to inclement weather.
B-W dominated this match by winning 85 of 93 total games, including 61 of 67 singles games and 24 of 26 doubles games. With its win, B-W is now 13-7 overall and 6-1 in the OAC and plays its final two regular season matches this coming week.  The Yellow Jackets have won 53 of their past 56 OAC dual matches, including three of the past four OAC titles and three NCAA Division III National Tournament berths. With its loss, the Quakers fell to 3-7 overall and 2-4 in the OAC.
Mittler (l), Pecinovsky (r)
The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 3-0 lead by winning all three doubles matches.  The number one duo of senior Caitlyn Pecinovsky (Whitehall/ Columbus Bishop Hartley) and sophomore Rebecca Mittler (Elyria/ Catholic) won, 8-0, to improve to 18-8 overall this season. The No.2 duo of junior Jenny Greene (Worthington/ Thomas Worthington) and senior Emily Pelosi (Uniontown/Green) won, 8-2, to improve to 14-5 this season. The No.3 tandem of senior Katy Marshall (Medina/ Senior) and freshman Morgan Baker (Vermilion/ Elyria Catholic) won, 8-0, to improve to 9-8 this season.
B-W won all six singles matches. Pecinovsky won at first singles by the scores of 6-1 and 6-2 to improve to 18-8 this season. Mittler won at No.2 singles and by the scores of 6-0 and 6-0 to improve to 15-12 this season.
 Greene won at No.3 singles and by the scores of 6-1 and 6-2 to improve to 18-6 this season. Pelosi won at No.4 singles by retirement after leading the first set, 1-0 to improve to 17-8 this season. Marshall won at No.5 singles and by the scores of 6-0 and 6-0 to improve to 15-9 this season. Senior Danielle Rueger (Ashland) won at No. 6 singles and by the scores of 6-0 and 6-2.
In an exhibition doubles match, freshman Laura Teigeler (Perry) and freshman Whitney Yoder (Medina/Senior) defeated their opponents.
Akron Ellet HS Seeks Boy's Coach
Akron-Ellet is in need of a boy's varsity soccer coach. Anyone interested in the position should contact Joe Howard (Akron City School's Athletic Director) at 330-761-2755.
Rocky River seeks Boy's JV coach
Rocky River HS Boys Team is looking for a JV coach for the upcoming season.  College playing experience and/or coaching soccer at the high school level is preferred. The position offers off-season opportunities to earn extra money by working with the city's travel program.
Applicant should have solid technical ability and ability to encourage, teach, and develop student-athletes.  There are many teaching positions open in the district at this time.  Interested candidates should contact Varsity Head Coach Kevin Zerbey at rrhsbsoccer16@gmail.com.