Tre’Von Williams, Villa Angela-St. Joseph, QB, Sr., 6-4, 205 pounds
Eric Youngblood, Holy Name, OLB, Sr., 5-11, 190 pounds
Outlook: Villa Angela-St. Joseph returns arguably the division’s two most exciting players in Ross and Williams. The Vikings also bring the conference’s most experienced and perhaps the most talented offensive line to lead the way for an explosive backfield. The question mark at VASJ will be the defense, which is young. But the Vikings will be putting up points this season and have a favorable road schedule, as they get Central Catholic, St. Thomas Aquinas and Holy Name at home.
Central Catholic, last year’s division winner, will be looking to go through the air more, as Lundy, Brown and several other receivers return for the Ironmen. Central Catholic is also plenty motivated after a one-and-out postseason last year has been combined with the Ironmen being placed outside of the top-25 by multiple media outlets. Defensively, Central Catholic has a strong secondary, led by Hall and Harris.
Saint Thomas Aquinas returns Moeglin and several other members of a talented team from last season.
Holy Name has added Klink, a St. Ignatius transfer, at quarterback. And Seymour is still there at running back, creating a talented backfield. On defense, Costanzo will be asked to lead the defense as a sophomore. Holy Name coach Dan Wondolowski believes the Green Wave is ready to compete.
Trinity returns quarterback Kyle McSweeney from a team that lost several close games last season. Costanzo, who was hurt last year, returns to lead the offensive backfield at running back and anchor a young linebacking corps.
Warren John F. Kennedy returns quarterback Michael Roscoe from a team that won just two games last year.
Top three games:
November 1, Central Catholic at Villa Angela-St. Joseph
October 4, Holy Name at Villa Angela-St. Joseph
October 18, St. Thomas Aquinas at Central Catholic
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Holy Name High School | August 20, 2014
The Class of 2018 tackled their first day of classes at Holy Name on Wednesday. A huge welcome to all new students
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Holy Name High School | August 17, 2014
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Here is what you need to do:
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By Tim Bielik, Northeast Ohio Media Group on August 15, 2014 noon
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The high school girls soccer season is underway with teams all throughout the state of Ohio plotting a course for Columbus Crew Stadium and the state championship games.
Here’s a look at the top storylines, teams and players to watch during the 2014 season.
Walsh Jesuit looks for a three-peat
The Warriors have proven they are the class of the State of Ohio in girls soccer. In 2013, Walsh Jesuit won back-to-back championships for the second time in school history. They have never won three straight, but have a strong chance to do so after graduating just four seniors from last season’s team and returning Halle Stelbasky. She was the team’s leading scorer in 2012, but missed all of 2013 due to an injury.
Rocky River tries to repeat
The Rocky River girls soccer team won the school’s first official OHSAA sanctioned state championship since 1927. Despite graduating several outstanding players including scorers Abby Elinsky and Grace Bennett, the Pirates will try to repeat. Sydney Hamker returns after scoring 12 goals, and Jillian Krebs will be a key playmaker after recording 28 assists as a junior. Eva Schneider is a three-time letter winner.
Strongsville starts a new era
Mustang fans will have to get used to seeing a new coach on the sidelines starting this season. Jon Felton resigned after 17 seasons in charge after leading Strongsville to four state championships. Todd Church takes over after being an assistant coach under Felton since 2005. Several seniors are gone including Kelly Novak, but the Mustangs are as good at reloading as anyone.
Hawken loaded up for redemption
The Hawks fell in the Division III championship game to Hamilton Badin on penalties, spoiling a chance at their first state championship. Hawken has the potential to get back to Columbus after graduating just two seniors, including Katherine Zalar. Anton Trifonovs is the new head coach this season, replacing Stan Shulman.
Will Holy Name take the next step?
New Holy Name coach Emily Balodis has quite a strong group of players returning to the team for their senior seasons. The Green Wave have three players committed to play Division I soccer following their senior seasons, including second team All-State midfielder Caroline Dreher and Cleveland State bound defender Toni Dickson, the team MVP from 2013.
Teams to watch
Archbishop Hoban: The Knights have gone to the regional semfiinals each of the last three years. Despite the graduation of some top seniors including Mykaela Zingale, Archbishop Hoban has a good group of juniors led by Ashley Dobbins that should help the Knights continue that run of success.
Hathaway Brown: The Blazers made it all the way to the final four in Division II last season before Rocky River knocked them off in the state semifinals. Getting back there will be tough because the team does not have any seniors this year.
Hawken: The Hawks fell just short of winning their first state championship in program history. With all but two players back from that team, Hawken has a strong chance to get back to Crew Stadium.
Holy Name: With three Division I bound players entering their senior years, the Green Wave will have a chance to compete for their first state title since 2006. New coach Emily Balodis was a member of that team.
Hudson: The Explorers have been strong in the past few years, and that should continue again this season. Junior Erin Torrence will be counted upon among others to help lead the way.
Magnificat: The Blue Streaks graduated their top two scorers after reaching the Division I state semifinals in 2013. Junior Alyssa Baumbick had 11 goals and 10 assists in 2013 and should be the go-to scorer for Magnificat.
Medina: The Bees have been among the most consistent programs throughout the last few years and should be strong once again, led by senior midfielder Bri Shingary, who was second team All-Ohio selection in Division I.
Rocky River: The Pirates ended their school’s 86-year championship drought. Despite losing a great amount of talent to graduation including 2013 cleveland.com Player of the Year Abby Elinsky, Rocky River should have the talent to challenge for another return trip to Crew Stadium.
Strongsville: New coach Todd Church will have some big shoes to fill after the resignation of Jon Felton. Despite graduating Kelly Novak and several talented seniors, the Mustangs should be in good shape led by Akron recruit Rachel Schirripa.
Walsh Jesuit: The Warriors only lost four seniors from an undefeated state championship team. They also lost Halle Stelbasky, the team’s leading scorer from 2012, before the 2013 season started. She is back and healthy, according to head coach Dino McIntyre.
By Ryan Lewis, Northeast Ohio Media Group on August 15, 2014 4:15 p.m.
PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – Check out a preview of the Holy Name football team as it enters the 2014 season, which begins at home against Brecksville-Broadview Heights Aug. 29.
5 keys for making the playoffs
New guy on campus – Holy Name will be led at quarterback this season by transfer Christian Klink. Klink, a senior, transferred from St. Ignatius in the middle of last season and will now be eligible to play for Holy Name week 1. Holy Name coach Dan Wondolowski said that all kids have ups and downs in camp, but that Klink is coming along nicely. While he didn’t play at all last season for the Green Wave, being able to meet the coaching staff nearly a full 12 months before this year’s season opener has helped him grasp the offense.
Give it to Fish – The known commodity to the Holy Name offense is junior running back Shakif “Fish” Seymour, who provides some protection for Klink as he progresses under center. Last season Seymour ran for just under 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns, and was a first-team all-conference selection. Repeating that production—or topping it—would give Holy Name a powerful running game.
Staying balanced – Wondolowski expects the Green Wave’s offense to be much more balanced than it was last year, thanks to Seymour’s prowess in the backfield and the expected boost to the passing game with Klink and four returning senior wide receivers, led by Dean Cassell, a second-team all-conference selection. As far as making sure everyone has the proper amount of touches, Wondolowski said, “It’s a good problem to have.”
Young leader – The defense is led by sophomore Colin Costanzo, who was thrust into a starting role early his freshman year and delivered. Due to injuries to several linebackers, Costanzo grabbed hold of a starting role in week 4 and went on to total 120 tackles and three sacks en route to being named to the NCL’s second team. Now a sophomore, he’s being given senior-like responsibilities.
Front seven – Holy Name is counting on its front seven to carry the defense this year, led by Costanzo and senior Eric Youngblood at linebacker and seniors Mike Sabol, John Serna and Devon Ventura along the defensive line. There’s plenty of experience there, as Sabol and Youngblood each have three years of varsity football under their belts while Serna and Ventura each have two.
More about Holy Name
OHSAA Division, region: Division IV, Region 11
Conference: North Coast League, White Division
2013 record: 4-6
Coach: Dan Wondolowski
Coach’s record at school: 4-6
Coach’s career record: 4-6
5 key offensive players:
Dean Cassell, WR, Sr., 5-10, 170 pounds
Jim Graziolli, WR, Sr., 6-0, 180 pounds
Shakif Seymour, RB, Jr., 6-1, 210 pounds
Dean Supelak, WR, Sr., 6-1, 175 pounds
Mickey Williams, WR., Sr., 5-10, 165 pounds
5 key defensive players:
Colin Costanzo, LB, soph., 5-11, 185 pounds
Mike Sabol, DL, Sr., 6-3, 220 pounds
Devon Ventura, DL, Sr., 6-0, 235 pounds
John Serna, DL, Sr., 5-11, 220 pounds
Eric Youngblood, OLB, Sr., 5-11, 190 pounds
Newcomers to watch:
Christian Klink, QB, Sr., 6-2, 215 pounds
Jake Stolar, RB/DB, Soph., 5-11, 155 pounds
Zach Sabota, RB/LB, Soph., 5-10, 190 pounds
Nick Jablonski, WR, Soph., 5-9, 155 pounds
Tyler Poff, OL/DL, Soph., 6-3, 235 pounds
Matt Hurst, OL/DL, Soph., 6-0, 215 pounds
Karl Primous, OL/DL, Soph., 5-10, 240 pounds
Sean Halloran, OL/DL, Jr., 5-11, 185 pounds
Shane Welsh, OLB, Jr., 5-11, 175 pounds
Key stats from 2013: Seymour, 127 carries, 933 yards (7.3 ypc), 16 touchdowns. Costanzo, 120 total tackles, three tackles for a loss, three sacks.
Maureen Sico, Parent Reporter | August 14, 2014
The Green Wave Golf Team finished 2nd, and received medals for their efforts during a rainy day at the Keystone Invitational.
The HN Greenwave team shot a 346, which isn’t their best showing as a team … but considering a 6a start to the day, rainy conditions and a tough course … their talent was truly measured and showcased.
The match was played at Grey Hawk in LaGrange Ohio. The team was lead by Josh Redhouse 82, Luke Vollman 86, Jacob Burden 87, Evan Sico 91, and Kyle Nekoloff 92.
Holy Name High School Class of 1968 graduate, John Banaszak, gives the 2014 graduates an inspirational Commencement Address.
Class of 2015 College QuickStart
Join us as we prepare to kick off the college search and application process!
When: Tuesday August 12, 2014 – 10:00am to Noon
Who: All students in the Class of 2015
The Guidance Department will be on hand to work with students on the following College Application Essentials:
Creating your Common Application Account
Utilizing Naviance Family Connection in the college application process
Hammitt handbag trunk show at Lisa Moran Ltd. brings Parma native home
By Allison Carey, The Plain Dealer | July 08, 2014 at 2:00 PM
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Luxury boutique Lisa Moran Ltd. at Eton Chagrin Boulevard is hosting the return of designer Tony Drockton, the founder and creative director of Hammitt designer handbags.
Parma native Tony Drockton is the founder and creative director of Hammitt, a designer handbag line from Los Angeles. Lisa Moran Ltd. at Eton Chagrin Boulevard is hosting a Hammitt trunk show from July 10-12 (Courtesy of Hammitt)
Drockton grew up in Parma and attended Holy Name High School. He earned his undergraduate and master’s degree from Bowling Green and now lives in Los Angeles.
Drockton has made a name for himself with Hammitt designs. Hammitt bags are made of fine leather with bold accents and details. They’re sexy and easily transition from day to night. Hammitt bags have a unique, recognizable style that reflects an easy and elegant California lifestyle. Several famous leading ladies have been spotted wearing them.
Many Hammitt bags are named after famous Los Angeles locations, roads and highways. Bags in the Nominee Collection are named after famous leading men. These bags even have a symbolic red carpet in the form of a thin red leather strip running along the bottom of them.
Hammitt bags come is several styles but all of them have unique and distinct details like the fringe on this crossbody bag. (Courtesy of Hammitt)
Prices range from about $145 for a small crossbody to $1,400 for a large travel bag with most of the medium to large handbags ranging from $425 to $675.
The trunk show hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, July 10-11, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 12.
Tony Drockton will be at the boutique from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday and he might be there on Friday, but that’s not guaranteed.
For more information go to lisamoranltd.com or call 216-464-0800.
Wahoo Club honors high school baseball players, Holy Name’s Alex Bierut and Kirtland’s Domenic Camino, with Mike Garcia Award
By Stephanie Kuzydym, Northeast Ohio Media Group | July 08, 2014 4:15 p.m.
CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Wahoo Club honored two local high school baseball players at its monthly luncheon.
On Saturday, Holy Name’s Alex Bierut and Kirtland’s Domenic Camino were presented the Mike Garcia Award, an award based on both academics and community service. The award honors two high school baseball student-athletes annually.
Cleveland Indians infielder Mike Aviles (far left) and Wahoo Club president Bob Rosen (far right) honor high school baseball players Alex Bierut of Holy Name and Domenic Camino of Kirtland with the Mike Garcia Award, presented to a student athlete for his success in academics and community service. (Courtesy of Brian Sliwinski)
Both Bierut and Camino finished their senior seasons this spring.
Bierut will attend John Carroll this fall but he said he will not play either hockey nor baseball like in high school, so he can focus on his pre-med studies.
Bierut was involved in Campus Ministry at Holy Name for four years, where he would go bowling with the mentally disabled and help at hospice at Western Reserve. He also helped tutor some of his hockey teammates in math and science.
“This means a lot,” he said. “It’s a huge honor.”
Camino served as a camp counselor for Kirtland’s sixth grade camp, as well as a football and basketball camp counselor and coach at Kirtland. He was also a Rainbow Camp Counselor that helps special needs children. He did an Alzheimer’s Walk and also helped in the care of his sick grandmother.
Camino was a member of Kirtland’s Key Club, National Honor Society and Spanish Club. He also earned Wendy’s High School Heisman Award for most outstanding student-athlete.
Camino was the starting catcher and team captain for Kirtland.
The 2013 recipients were Nick Buchta of Olmsted Falls and Joe San Fellipo from Firelands.
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