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SPORTS CHATTER (10-26)

OHIO WESLEYAN COLLEGE

Ty Stillman was inducted into the Ohio Wesleyan University Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Saturday during Homecoming Weekend.
         A native of OLMSTED FALLS and a 2000 Ohio Wesleyan graduate, Stillman was a two-time national champion in the 400-meter dash.  He came out for track as a junior and was an instant success, winning North Coast Athletic Conference Sprinter of the Year honors at the indoor championship meet after winning the 400-meter dash (:50.26), placing second in the 300-meter dash, and helping the 800-meter relay team to a win as the Bishops won the team championship.  Outdoors that year, he also was named NCAC Sprinter of the Year after winning the 200-meter dash (:22.02) and 400-meter dash (meet-record :48.22) and helping the 400-meter relay team to a meet-record :42.17.  He won the NCAA Division III championship in the 400-meter dash, running a :47.25 in the prelims and a :48.40 in the final.  As a senior, he again won the 400-meter dash and helped the 800-meter relay team to a win (OWU- and NCAC-record 1:29.99) as the Bishops repeated as NCAC champion.  At the indoor nationals, he won All-America honors with a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash (49.00).  Outdoors, he won the 400-meter dash as Ohio Wesleyan won its first-ever All-Ohio title; then won the 400, placed third in the 200, anchored the league-champion 400-meter relay team (meet-record :41.38, automatic qualifying time), and helped the 1600-meter relay team place third as the Bishops repeated as conference champions.  He successfully defended his national championship in the 400-meter dash, finishing in :47.39 to become the second Ohio Wesleyan runner to repeat as a national champion.  He also won four letters in football as a split end and defensive back.
        

BALDWIN-WALLACE COLLEGE

The Baldwin-Wallace College volleyball team was defeated by the University of Mount Union, 3-1, on Oct. 18 in an Ohio Athletic Conference match in the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (The MAAC).

With the loss, the Yellow Jackets fell to 14-12 overall and 2-4 in the OAC. Mount Union improves to 19-6 overall and 5-1 in the OAC.

The Purple Raiders defeated B-W in four sets, by scores of 25-12, 25-20, 15-25, and 25-16.

Despite the loss, B-W was led by junior outside hitter Amanda Sawicki (Mentor/ Lake Catholic) with nine kills, while sophomore outside hitter Shannon Deleur (OLMSTED FALLS) was a close second as she contributed eight. Junior middle hitter Rachel Swatalski (North Royalton/ Holy Name) recorded five kills, two service aces and one block assist. The offense was set up by junior setter Jessica Stitts (Eastlake/ North) with 28 set assists.

Defensively, B-W was led by junior defensive specialist Natalie Emmons (Ashland) with 24 digs, Deleur followed with 19. Sophomore defensive specialist Taylor Burns (Tiffin/ Fostoria St. Wendelin)  was third with 17 digs.
 
The Yellow Jackets will conclude the regular season on Saturday when they host the Muskies of Muskingum University on Seniors’ and Parents’ Day at 12 p.m.

MAGNIFICAT TENNIS
The Magnificat tennis team finished its season by defeating Toledo Notre Dame 3-1 to finish third in the Division I state team tournament at Hilliard Davidson on Saturday. Winning were freshman Lauren O’Malley at second singles, the first doubles team of seniors Annie Foliano and Kelly Plagens, and the second doubles team of seniors Jessica Hollis and Abby Lawless. Earlier in the day in the semifinals, the Blue Streaks lost a hard fought battle to Cincinnati Ursuline 3-1. Winning for the Blue Streaks in that match was sophomore Emily Witt at second singles. This was Magnificat’s third appearance in the last five years in the state final four, having won the title in both 2007 and 2009. The Blue Streaks finish the season with a record of 18-5.

 

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