Holy Name High School | March 9, 2015
Holy Name High School Sophomore Joe Lozak competed in an art contest sponsored by the Singers’ Club of Cleveland and won judge’s choice for the sophomore level. Joe’s name and Holy Name High School were proudly displayed with his artwork. Joe, along with 5 other finalists’ artwork are currently displayed in Breen Center at St. Ignatius. All six pieces will be moving to the Cleveland Museum of Art for display.
Holy Name High School | March 10, 2014
The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is pleased to announce that we have successfully completed our search for a new Principal of Holy Name High School. Effective July 1, 2014 Shelbrey Blanc ’95 will become the new principal of Holy Name. Mrs. Blanc is currently the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Teacher Supervision at Holy Name, a position she has held since 2009. She will become the first female lay principal in Holy Name’s history.
During her high school years at Holy Name she was freshman and sophomore class president, a 4 year participant on the track team, president of French club, and a member of the National Honor Society.
Upon graduation from Holy Name, Mrs. Blanc attended Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Language in French in 1999. She was then named a teaching fellow at Boston College where she taught Elementary and Intermediate French classes to undergraduates and also earned her Master’s degree there in 2001.
Prior to returning to Holy Name as a French teacher and Foreign Language Department Chairperson, Mrs. Blanc worked as an English instructor to adolescents and adults in Lyon, France for two years.
“I am thrilled to accept the position of Principal of my alma mater and I look forward to working with the alumni, faculty, staff, parents, and students of Holy Name by leading the continued development of the oldest co-educational Catholic high school in the Diocese of Cleveland,” Mrs. Blanc expressed.
With this appointment Holy Name joins other diocesan high schools in adopting the successful model of separating the offices of principals and presidents. Current President/Principal Ben Farmer will continue as President of Holy Name.
“We are delighted that Shelbrey’s love for the Holy Name community is translating into a new role as principal. We welcome a new energy as this model of administration is initiated,” stated Ms. Margaret Lyons, Secretary for Catechetical Formation and Education and Superintendent of Schools.
Please join us in congratulating Shelbrey Blanc and welcoming her into her new role at Holy Name.
The Administration of Holy Name High School.
Coach Huber | March 8, 2014
The Green Wave came up short against Vermilion Saturday night, losing 58-47 in the District Championship game at Westlake. The Namers got off to a slow start but battled back to tie the score at 43 before Vermilon went on a decision run to close the game. Will Davis led the team with 14 points, and Brad Karn and Lawrynce Johnson had 13 apiece. The team ended up 18-6 on the season.
NCL League Awards
Brad Karn – 1st Team NCL / Lawrynce Johnson – 2nd Team NCL
No. 2 Holy Name boys basketball’s season ends in loss to No. 5 Vermilion at Division II Westlake District final
By Dan Gilles, Special to Northeast Ohio Media Group | March 08, 2014 9:52 p.m.
WESTLAKE, Ohio – Holy Name, the No. 2 seed in the Division II boys basketball district at Westlake, has usually been the team to set the tone in the early going throughout its season.
However, on Saturday night in the district championship game, Vermilion had other plans.
The Sailors jumped out to an eight-point first quarter lead and expanded that lead to 13 midway through the third quarter before the Green Wave fought back to tie the game with 4:33 remaining. However, Holy Name didn’t have enough gas in the tank down the stretch, and the fifth-seeded Sailors pulled away for a 58-47 upset.
Vermilion (19-7) advances to the regional semifinal Thursday at Bowling Green’s Stroh Center, where it will meet Norwalk at 6:15. Holy Name’s season ends at 18-6.
“I thought in the first half (Vermilion) was the more aggressive team,” Holy Name coach Jeff Huber said. “They hurt us all night rebounding the ball. We did not do a good job rebounding and we gave up a lot of offensive boards. Also, offensively, they kind of got us on our heels. We made some careless turnovers in the first half.
“We kind of readied ourselves for that second-half run, but I don’t know if we used up all our energy to get the game back to even or what. (The Sailors) steadied themselves and made the plays they needed to win the game, so the credit really goes to them.”
Vermilion standout senior Cameron Kuhn, who has had numerous huge performances during his team’s postseason run, had another one Saturday night. Kuhn led all scorers with 31 points on 12-of-20 shooting, and his layup with 4:12 left broke the 43-all tie and kicked off his team’s game-winning 15-4 run.
“It’s been a dream of mine since I saw Vermilion come here and win (the district title) in 2009,” Kuhn said. “I wanted to experience this for myself and my friends, and to finally accomplish this and get back to the regionals as seniors is an amazing feeling.”
Holy Name spotted the Sailors a 16-8 first quarter lead and cut it slightly to 25-19 at the half. The Green Wave was forced into 13 first-half turnovers –eight in the first quarter – and shot just 9 of 17 from the floor.
“It wasn’t really anything that we didn’t expect, we just didn’t react to their pressure very well,” Huber said. “We knew where to expect the traps, but I don’t know if we were a little nervous or a little over anxious to get out here, but we were a little careless with the ball at the start and put ourselves in a deficit.”
After Vermilion opened up the second half with an 11-4 run to take a 36-23 lead, Holy Name seemed to snap itself out of its game-long doldrums.
Taking advantage of nine third quarter Sailor fouls, the Green Wave slowly but surely began to claw its way back into this game. Going 12 for 12 from the line – 11 for 11 in the second half – the Namers outscored Vermilion, 14-6, to end the third quarter, which cut the deficit to 42-37, and 6-1 to start the fourth quarter to tie the score at 43.
Brad Karn, a 6-foot-4 senior, scored seven of his 13 points during that run, and his layup with 4:53 left tied the score at 43 for the first time since it was 4-4 in the early going.
But from that point on, the Sailors held Holy Name to just one field goal and two free throws with 53.1 seconds remaining to pull away.
“We got ourselves in that early hole, which is something we haven’t been used to,” Huber said. “We spent most of the game digging ourselves out of it, and we just couldn’t quite finish the job.”
Will Davis led Holy Name with 14 points, while Karn added 10 rebounds to his 13 points. Lawrynce Johnson also added 13 on a 7 for 7 performance from the line.
“It was a great season,” Huber said. “I told those guys that there was nothing I could say to make them feel any better, but they really did accomplish a lot. It’s been a long time since a Holy Name team has won 18 games and did some of the things that they did. It’s hard to appreciate that right now because all of our kids really believing they had a chance to win the game. It’s so devastating, especially to our seniors, to have it end the way that it did.”
Dan Gilles is a free-lancer in Elyria.
Coach Huber | March 7, 2014
The Green Wave defeated the Clearview Clipper 73-58 on Thursday to advance to the District Championship game Saturday night at Westlake. The Namers jumped out to a 9-3 lead that they never relinquished, winning all 4 quarters on their way to the victory. Brad Karn led the way with 25 points, Lawrynce Johnson scored 22 and Will Davis scored 16. The win puts the team at 18-5 as they seek to win Holy Name’s first boys’ basketball district championship since 1953 on Saturday night.
High school basketball: Clearview falls to Holy Name in district semifinals
By Paul Barney, The Morning Journal | March 6, 2014
WESTLAKE — An emotional Gerrell Williams struggled to find the words after Clearview’s Division II district semifinal loss to Holy Name on March 6.
And it was the Clippers who struggled to stop the Green Wave’s offense, which scored early and often in a 73-58 win to advance to the district final against Vermilion on March 8.
“They just kept making shots,” said Williams, who in his last game led Clearview with 20 points. “In the first quarter, they were just hitting everything. Even in the second half we came out a little slow, so it was just hard to come back after that big lead they had.”
Brad Karn was a big part of that fast start, scoring 10 of his game-high 25 points in the first quarter. Karn paced two others in double figures, as Lawrynce Johnson and Will Davis added 22 and 16 points, respectively.
“Brad Karn and Lawrynce Johnson have been 20-point scorers for us all season, but for Will Davis to step up and play such a good second half really made the difference for us tonight,” Green Wave coach Jeff Huber said. “Just to have somebody else who can get in double figures for us is really big and takes a little bit of the burden of those two guys.”
Holy Name led by as many as 17 points in the fourth quarter and never saw its lead drop below six points in the second half. Clearview’s only lead of the came on a 3-pointer from Daimon Knowles that made it 3-2.
After that it was all GreenWave.
Holy Name went on a 9-0 run — highlighted by a Karn fast break dunk off a turnover — to take an 11-3 lead. Trailing, 22-14, after the first quarter, Clearview pulled to within four after a basket from Williams, but Holy Name answered right back with a long-distance shot from Johnson.
“They kind of took it to us early, and we weren’t as aggressive as I would’ve liked us to be at either end,” Clippers coach John Szalay said. “We kept fighting, but then they would knock down a big shot. We weren’t aggressive enough; I think that’s the biggest thing.”
Johnson had 11 points in the second, nine of which came off 3-pointers. Karn added seven points. Knowles’ 3 before the buzzer cut the deficit to 40-32 at the half.
Clearview got as close as six points in the third after a basket from Williams, but that’s as close as it would get the rest of the game. Williams scored 10 of the Clippers’ 12 third-quarter points.
Knowing it was the last game he will play for Clearview, Williams said it was “really hard.”
”I tried to play my hardest and give it my all, it just didn’t come out the way I wanted it to,” Williams said.
Neither did the rest of his team, which finished 18-6.
“I’ve got a great group of young men in there that I’m just lucky to have been their coach,” Szalay said. “They’re good people. We played 24 games and won 18 of them, sometimes we’ve got to remember that.
“There are some hearts that are broken — I’m used to it as a coach — but we’ll stick together. I couldn’t be prouder; it’s been a great year.”
Knowles and Jason Young finished with 10 points apiece for the Clippers, while Eric Burkey and Antonio Bennett each added six.
By Nathaniel Cline, Northeast Ohio Media Group on March 04, 2014 8:23 p.m.
Holy Name girls basketball team ended their season in the Division II region semifinals at Barberton High School falling to West Branch, 61-49. Holy Name senior Kim Cook, above, ended the game as the team’s leading scorer with 16 points.
BARBERTON, Ohio — Holy Name girls basketball team ended its season on Tuesday at Barberton, falling to West Branch 61-49 in a Division II regional semifinal.
The loss for Holy Name ended a notable season, but the Green Wave on short end of a win putting West Branch in the region finals on Saturday at 2 p.m.
“It was tough going basket for basket with them,” Holy Name coach Kim Jones said. “We needed to pick it up on defense a little bit because that’s been our go-to all year. We were just slacking off.”
Tuesday’s loss was a disappointing way to end the season, Jones described, but said it was her team’s commitment this year and her seniors Samantha Day, Jackie Corrigan, Erica Davis, Beth Armbuster and Kim Cook that spearheaded the charge.
“I felt that coming out at the half we did a good job of trying to get on a run, but it just seemed like every time when we made a big run went on a run they [West Branch] would make a big shot,” Cook said. “We did all we could, just came up a bit short.”
Cook led Holy Name with 16 points, two rebounds and six assists.
West Branch’s junior guard Melinda Trimmer gave the Green Wave defense problems distributing the ball and coming up with shots. Trimmer led all scorers with 24 to go along with three rebounds and a steal.
West Branch’s coaching staff said Holy Name’s shooters and senior post players Cook and Davis caused them problems.
“We tried to help out on those two, but we knew we couldn’t stop them,” West Brach coach Walt Deshields said. “When you get to this level seniors don’t want to go down easily and they fought to the bitter end.”
Holy Name ended the season with a record of 22-4 after winning the Division II Elyria District and North Coast League championships. Both teams also averaged 56 points per game in the playoffs.
Holy Name came in the tournament the leader allowing the least number of points per game with 25 in comparison to West Branch with 27.
“Getting to this game was definitely one of our goals and obviously going further than this, but what a great group of kids. This is probably one of the funest seasons for me as a coach,” Jones said. “They worked hard, played hard and get along. This was a great season.”
By Northeast Ohio Media Group staff | March 03, 2014 6:46 p.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are the Northeast Lakes All-District girls basketball performers for 2014 as selected by a panel of area prep sportswriters.
First Team: Hannah Thome, Chagrin Falls, 6-1, jr., 12.0; Shantell Bostick, Cleve. East Tech, 5-8, soph., 23.0; Lindsey Mayle, Geneva, 5-5, soph., 21.3; Kim Cook, Parma Holy Name, 5-10, sr., 16.0; Casey Morrissette, Oberlin Firelands, 5-9, sr., 12.3; Latrice Legion, Cleve. Glenville, 5-10, jr., 17.0; Lexi Zappitelli, Conneaut, 5-11, jr., 16.2.
Player of the year: Shantell Bostick, Cleve. East Tech.
Coach of the year: Brittany Anderson, Chagrin Falls.
Second Team: Jill Gibson, Mentor Lake Cath., 5-9, sr., 11.4; Jackie Corrigan, Parma Holy Name, 5-7, sr., 13.0; Hannah Bartlome, Vermilion, 5-6, sr., 17.0; Brittany Levkulich, Perry, 5-9, jr., 16.4; Corrione Cardwell, Cleve. East Tech, 5-7, soph., 13.0; Emily Smock, Jefferson Area, 5-7, soph., 14.5.
Third Team: Nicole Popovich, Rocky River, 5-8, sr., 13.0; Jordan Joseph, Mentor Lake Cath., 5-8, soph., 13.1; McKenah Peters, LaGrange Keystone, 5-8, fresh., 16.2; Sarah Juncker, Geneva, 5-11, jr., 8.1; Beth Brzozowski, Shaker Hts. Hathaway Brown, 5-7, sr., 13.0; Erika Elias, Sheffield Brookside, 5-6, sr., 17.3.
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Coach Jeff Huber | March 3, 2014
Two member of the Green Wave earned Northeast Lakes All-District Recognition on Monday for the 2013-2014 season. Brad Karn was named to the first team, and Lawrynce Johnson was named to the second team. Karn is the team’s leading scorer at 19.7 ppg and 8.9 rpg, while Johnson averages 19.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 3.1 steals per game.
Boys basketball Northeast Lakes All-District teams released for 2014
By Northeast Ohio Media Group staff | March 03, 2014 6:53 p.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Here are the Northeast Lakes All-District boys basketball performers for 2014 as selected by a panel of area prep sportswriters.
First Team: Tervell Beck, Cleve. Central Cath., 6-7, soph., 18.5; Zavier Powers, Lake Cath., 6-2, sr., 20.5; Brad Karn, Holy Name, 6-4, sr., 19.4; Justin Robinson, Lake Cath., 6-1, jr., 18.7; Connor McLaughlin, Ashtabula Edgewood, 6-1,sr., 17.7; Cameron Kuhn, Vermilion, 6-0, sr., 22.4; John Cirillo, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin, 6-5, sr., 24.5.
Tervell Beck of Cleveland Central Catholic was named the Division II Lakes District Boys Basketball Player of the Year. (John Kuntz, The Plain Dealer)
Player of the year: Tervell Beck, Cleve. Central Cath.
Coach of the year: Dave Bargar, Chagrin Falls.
Second Team: Cristen Wilson, John Hay, 6-7, sr., 19.0; Antwon Lillard, Cleve. Central Cath., 6-2, jr., 15.0; David Chase, Jefferson Area, 6-7, sr., 17.0; Eli Kalil, Ashtabula Edgewood, 6-3, jr., 22.5; Lawrynce Johnson, Holy Name, 5-11, jr., 18.8; Gerrell Williams, Clearview, 6-3, sr., 20.1.
Third Team: Sawyer McGuire, Chagrin Falls, 6-2, jr., 14.9; Spencer Williams, Orange, 6-1, sr., 19.0; Kyle Scadlock, University School, 6-5, jr., 15.0; Kelvin Jones, Brookside, 6-5, sr., 13.6; Matt Bastock, Keystone, 6-3, sr., 16.0; Nelson Maxwell, Orange, 6-3, sr., 17.0.
Jacob Spees, Conneaut; Zac Sweat, Geneva; Lavell Morgan, Painesville Harvey; Nate Diedrich, Chagrin Falls; Jack Karyo, Chagrin Falls; Kareem Haddix, Lake Cath.; Deandre Austin, University School; Chris Cercille, University School; Anthony Keipert, Perry; Luke Farrell, Perry; Cameron Drew, Brookside; Montel McRae, Cleve. Central Cath.; Brandon Peters, Cleve. Central Cath.; Markell Stokes, Painesville Harvey; Damion Knowles, Clearview; Kyle Nader, Vermilion; C.J. Conrad, Keystone.
Parma Heights Holy Name High School celebrates 100th anniversary with ‘Rising Tide’ gala
By Mark Holan, Special to the Sun News March 03, 2014 at 8:39 AM
Ivan Sevel, Class of 1947, was the oldest alumnus at Holy Name High School’s “Rising Tide” gala March 1 at the Embassy Suites. Ivan was joined by Sharon, his wife of 54 years. (Mark Holan/Special to Sun News)
PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – Holy Name High School’s “Rising Tide” 100th anniversary gala March 1 at the Embassy Suites was a huge success on several levels. First, it raised funds for the storied high school, and second, it brought together many alumni who hadn’t seen each other in a long time.
The high school that began at the Holy Name parish at the intersection of Harvard and Broadway in Cleveland has grown at its present location in the former Nazareth Academy building.
Over the years, Holy Name has been synonymous with academic and athletic excellence.
Present at the Rising Tide gala were four members of the 1975 Division II State Championship football team. Pat Powers, Neil Gehring, Tom Amato and Dave Kotowski looked in great shape and signed a football that was part of the silent auction. Amato has been inducted into the Holy Name Athletic Hall of Fame.
Co-chairs of the Rising Tide Committee Colleen Corrigan-Day (Class of 1988) and Kim Novak-Szczepinski did a fine job of organizing the live and silent auctions, which raised money for the school’s capital funds.
Ben Farmer, the former principal, will become president of the school after this year. Farmer welcomed the guests and talked about the bright future for the co-ed school.
Ivan Sevel (Class of 1947) was the oldest alumnus at the gala. He and his wife, Sharon, were joined by their son, Robert, and his wife. The Sevels have been married for 54 years
Roseann Busciglio Burgan (Class of 1963) was joined by her friend, Rose Zatezalo.
Burgan reminisced about her class’ 50th reunion this past summer, also at the Embassy Suites, and hanging out at Mama Ray’s at the corner of Harvard and Broadway during her high school days.
“We were all friends with each other,” she said. “It was a great time to be in high school.”
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Holy Name High School | March 3, 2014
Brian DePauw,a senior at Holy Name High School, has advanced to Finalist standing in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Brian is a member of the National Honor Society and is also a captain of the school’s track and cross country teams. He is one of about 15,000 students to advance placing him in the top 1% of U. S. graduating seniors. Brian is now competing for one of the approximately 8,300 Merit Scholarships. There are three types of scholarships awarded: National Merit $2500 Scholarships, corporate-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards and college-sponsored Merit Scholarship awards. Scholarship offers will be made beginning in March and continuing through mid-May.
By Zachary Dzurick, Special to Northeast Ohio Media Group on March 01, 2014 9:40 p.m.
PARMA – Second seeded Holy Name defeated 9th seeded Rocky River 57-41 in a D-II boys sectional final. The Green Wave will face Clearview on March 6 at Westlake High School in the district semifinal.
Holy Name’s Lawrynce Johnson scored a game high 25 points while Brad Karn added 19 points.
Rocky River’s Jack Corrigan led Rocky River with 14 points.