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Football roundup: Holy Name, Padua conclude season with victories

Published: Saturday, November 05, 2011, 10:59 AM
Holy Name may not be going to the postseason but it ended the football season in style with a wild 56-42 win at Cleveland Central Catholic.

It was the sixth straight win for the Green Wave, which ends the season with a 7-3 record and champions of the North Coast League White Division. CCC falls to 6-4.
Holy Name trailed by seven at halftime but outscored CCC, 28-8, in the third quarter. Quarterback Jake Schaefer accounted for five touchdowns, three on the ground. Schaefer opened with scoring runs of 8 and 2 yards in the first quarter to take a 14-0 lead.
Following three unanswered CCC touchdowns, Schaefer tied it up with a 14-yard run. Holy Name scored four touchdowns in the third. Cunningham returned a punt 71 yards, Andre Husain added a 35-yard run and Schaefer connected with Mike Richardson for a 2-yard score.
Schaefer later connected with Jovan Smiley for a 22-yard score. Joe Duff ended the scoring spree with a 6-yard scamper in the final quarter.

Spartans beat Bears, a win from UAA title: NE Ohio small college roundup

Published: Sunday, November 06, 2011, 12:02 AM     Updated: Sunday, November 06, 2011, 12:03 AM
Daniel Vasil kicked three field goals, Dan Calabrese (NDCL) had two of Case Western Reserve’s three interceptions and the Spartans beat Washington (Mo.), 16-6, in St. Louis.
Case (8-1, 2-0 University Athletic Association) has won seven in a row and can clinch its fourth league title in five seasons with a win at Carnegie Mellon next Saturday in Pittsburgh.
Case defensive lineman Dale English (Holy Name) recorded his 31st career sack to break the Spartans’ all-time record.
The Bears (5-4, 1-1) led, 6-0, after the first quarter on a 55-yard touchdown pass. The conversion failed. The Spartans took a 13-6 lead into halftime after a 25-yard field goal from Vasil; a 10-yard touchdown pass from Erik Olson to Sean Lapcevic; and a 43-yard field goal from Vasil as time expired in the second quarter.

Case slices up Mellon, may be awarded a Div. III seed: NE Ohio College Football

 Updated: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 12:47 AM

Plain Dealer staff and wire reports  

Case Western Reserve clinched its fourth University Athletic Association title in five years with a 38-24 win over Carnegie Mellon on Saturday in Pittsburgh.

The Spartans (9-1, 3-0) will find out today if they will receive an at-large bid into the Division III playoffs, which begin next week. The NCAA will announce the pairings at 6 p.m. at The 32-team tournament features teams seeded 1 to 8 in four brackets. There are 25 automatic bids given to conference winners (the UAA is not included) and seven at-large bids awarded.

Case’s Kenny Riordan scored two TDs in the first quarter Saturday as the Spartans built a 21-7 lead. Riordan finished the game with 108 yards and two TDs on 16 carries.

Case quarterback Erik Olson threw two touchdown passes to Bryan Metlesitz (North Royalton) in the second half.

Spartans defensive tackle Dale English (Holy Name), who last week became the school’s all-time sack leader, had two sacks, a fumble recovery and a 43-yard interception return.
The Tartans end their season at 5-5, 1-2.

Holy Name graduate named to All-Ohio Athletic Conference volleyball team

Published: Sunday, November 13, 2011, 11:17 AM

John Blake, Sun News  

Baldwin-Wallace College junior volleyball student-athletes, Amanda Sawicki and Rachel Switalski (North Royalton/ Parma Heights Holy Name), have been named to the 2011 All-Ohio Athletic Conference team. 

Sawicki was tabbed to the second-team and Switalski as an honorable mention choice. It also marks the second time that each student-athlete has been named All-OAC. 

Sawicki and Switalski have been large reasons for the Yellow Jacket turnabout in volleyball. In 2009, B-W had a 5-24 overall record with Switalski seeing limited action as a freshman and Sawicki playing volleyball at OAC-rival Marietta College. 

Last season, Switalski led the Yellow Jackets to a 20-13 mark while Sawicki had to sit out after transferring from Marietta. This season, the duo helped B-W compile an 18-13 overall mark and advance to the OAC semifinals. 

Sawicki played in all 33 matches and 116 games and led the Yellow Jackets and was second in the OAC with 377 kills. She also was second in hitting percentage at .256 and total blocks with 34 and had eight set assists and 79 defensive digs. As a freshman at Marietta, Sawicki was an honorable mention All-OAC pick.

Switalski also played in all 33 matches and 116 games and was an honorable mention All-OAC choice for the second straight season. She led the Yellow Jackets in hitting at .265 and total blocks with 43, was second with 256 kills and 33 service aces and contributed nine set assists and 119 digs.

Volleyball, soccer and golf wrapups for Parma and Independence area high schools 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 11:54 AM

John Blake, Sun News By John Blake, Sun News

Holy Name’s volleyball team reached the district finals before losing to Padua. The Green Wave finished with a 17-5 overall record. 

Holy Name’s girls soccer team finished 12-4-3 overall and were ranked first in Greater Cleveland and third in the state before losing to Rocky River in the Division II district final. Senior defender Erin O’Toole was voted All-Ohio by the Greater Cleveland Coaches Association. 

Freshman Brianna Shingary led the team in goals and senior Haleigh Shingary was second. Holy Name coach Brian Michelson also gave high praise to freshman Caroline Dreher, saying she is “one of the best players we have.”

The Green Wave played nine nationally-ranked teams. 

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