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By Kyle Burch I I I /tJ5 individuals in the Division I race time of 16:39. Community Press Staff w;.iter were Brad Meyer of Moeller, who kburch@commumtypress.com COLUMBUS - Mason High finished in 53rd place with a 576-8255 School's Angela Bizzari had a little more than 100 yards remairiing in Saturday's Division I girls state cr>ss country meet at Scioto Downs in Columbus. The senior and two-time state champion was staring at the final stretch wondering how long she could hold off Oak Hills' Brooklynne Ridder. Bizzari burst down the final stretch, but wasn't able to fend off the charging Ridder, eventually finishing second in a time of 18:20. Her finish, however, wouldlead the Comets to a third-place finish in the state meet with 105 points. Head coach Kelly Affatato was impressed with Bizzari's final race ¡ of her storied career. "She had a great race. It was a real gutsy performance," Affatato said. 'M season her expectation was to finish in the top five and she was able to do that again in this race." Bizzari was pleased with her performance as well. "I was just planning on running my hardest and see where I would get in the pack," Bizzari said "I did that and it turned out pretty good at the end." In the Division I boys race, senior Tommy Morgan led the Kings Knights to a ninth overall finish with214 points. Head coach Jim Brant isn't easy to please and while Morgan's finish s.howed him some positives the team's finish left him wondering if they could've finished better. "It wasn't where we could've been," Brant said, when speaking of where the Knights finished. "Going in we thought we could be anywhere from lOth if we ran a bad race, to second or third if we ran our best race. I'm never satisfied unless we do very well. I hate to lose and hopefully I've been able to instill that in the rest of the team."

Morgan says while the Knights didn't finish quite as well as they were capable of finishing there were still some positives to the outcome. "I was shooting for top five at the beginning of the day, so I guess I'm pretty happy with my performance," Morgan said. "We were a little disappointed with our overall finish, but we still beat some pretty good teams and it feels pretty darn good to be there." Other locals competing as


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KENWOOD - Moeller boys cross country coach ~vin Kohls knows his Crusader .team has some holes to fill. Mter finishing second in the district meet and sixth at regionals last season, the Crusaders lost four prominent runners to graduation, leaving Kohls with a young squad, which will be given plenty .of opportunity. "Our top spots are locked up right now," Kohls said. "But after that we have a whole slew of guys who are going to be competing for the bottom four spots." Leading the list of returning runners for the Crusaders is junior Brad Meyer, sophomore Holden Marsh and senior Michael Auciello. Kohls will look for those three to carry the load. "Our top three our going to be KYLE BURCH/STAFF Moeller's cross country team looks to improve on last year's sixth-place pretty tough," Kohls said. "We have Brad (Meyer), who is returnfinish in the regional meet

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Picking from defending state champion Middletown, La Salle (state runner-up four of the last five years) and perennial power St. Xavier is no easy task. But area coaches have tabbed La Salle No. 1 in the Enquirer boys' cross country Division I preseason poll, though Middletown garnered seven of 13 first-place votes. A look at the top teams:

Division I La Salle: The Lancers bring back 10 of 13 runners from last year's state runner-up team. In addition to returnees Kyle Lang, Greg Bader, Corey Spriggs and Andrew St. George, coach Frank Russo expects big things from juniors Mitchell Huesmann and Ricky Lupp, who missed the state meet because of an injury. "Our biggest challenge is staying healthy," said Russo, whose squad is eighth in the Nike Midwest Regional rankings. "If we can, we have an outstanding team going into the season." Seniors David Mette, Tun Mink, Dominic Lanzillotta and Taylor transfer Jordan Profitt will compete for varsity spots, too.

their strongest squad in years. Seniors Jeff Schroer, Jason and Brian Berling and juniors Danny Kraner and Nathan Gunn are the top runners for a deep squad that could challenge for the Greater Catholic League South title. Sycamore: The Aves have four Lang Kerns returnees under 16:40 in Ta)'lor Middletown: The Middies have Williams, Yavuz Inanli, Brian Wefive of their top seven back from ber and Alphonse Harris, though the 2004 state title team. They're they still need to find a fifth runner. also fifth in the Nike regional rankings despite the graduation of two- Others to watch time individual state champ Jeff Tommy Morgan, Kings; The See. senior was 12th at state last season. Experience isn't a concern. SeMichael Peny, Winton Woods: niors Evan McMonigle, Alex Eighteenth at state last season a~ a Kerns, Paul Sauter, Chris Meiser sophomore. and Matt Sliger all ran at state last Chad Balyo, Springboro: A twotime state qualifier who was 13th season. St. Xavier: New coach Mike last season. Dehring inherits a program that has made 18 straight state appear- Division II ances and won three state titles unTaylor: The Yellowjackets look der former coach larry Merkel. to be the class of D-11, with seniocs Dehring has been impressed Matt Branson, Kyle Crofford, Joe with the leadership of seniors McArthur, junior Zack Triplett and Chris Hasse, Rich Brilli, Steve sophomore Eddie Legendre all Gartner, Brad King and Robbie back from last year's lith-place Thaler. Seniors Gabe Young and state finishers. Assistant Paul LooJustin Grider, junior John Brumm, gano takes over for Chip Dobsoo, and sophomores Dan Thaler and who left to coach Turpin's gir:s' Brendan Corcoran are all varsity team. Hamilton Badin: The Rams haTe candidates. Elder: The Panthers look to have a good chance of earning their first

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ID ......,..): 1. La Salle (1. Lang 16:01.10, 4. Bader 16:28.00; 5. Neusl<abel 16:28.50, 12. Lupp 16:43.50, 18. Spriggs 16:51.80, 20. S! George 17:01.70, 21. Heusman 10:02.00) 36, 2. Elder (8. Gunn 16:33.60, 10. Schroer 16:39.70, 11. Kramer 16:40.80, 13. Weidner 16:44.90, 17. Berling 16:51.30, 25. Goodrich 17:08.20, 49. Schenkel 17:53.50) 54, 3. Loveland (3. Weden 16:21.70, 19. Rahm 16:52.60, 22. Oligee 17:04.20, 30. Baker 17:21.00, 31. Belleville 17:22.00, 40. Kutylowski 17:41.40, 48. Bailey 17:53.00) 100, 4. Turpin (9. Kiracofe 16:36.00, 15. Rewick 16:47.40, 26. Becker 17:09.00, 37.Boutelle 17:38.30, 38. Wagner 17:39.80, 44. Bass 17:46.00. 63. Russell18:53.00) 118, 5. Colerain 130, 6. Lakota West 135, 7. Milford 167, 8. Fairfield 176, 9. Princeton 269, 10. Northwest 304 lndlvlduol qudllen: 2. Perry (Winton Woods) ; 16:15.70,6. Showman (Fairfield) 16:31.20, 7. Kinne (Colerain) 16:32.70, 14. Bullock (Milford), 16. Davis (Lakota West) 16:48.40, 23. Simpson (Colerain) 17:05.60; 24. Martin (Lakota West) 17:06.00, 27. Denny (Colerain), 28. Toman (Fairfield) 17:11.40, 29. Belliston (Milford) 17:18.30, 32. Gibson (Lakota West) 17:30.80, 33. Nowicki (Lakota West) 17:32.50,34. Schnee (Colerain) 17:34.50,35. Mercer (Winton Woods) 17:35.50, 36. Crowder (Lakota West) 17:36.80; 39. Bayman (Milford) 17:41.10.

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ID .....,..,, 1. Kings (1. MQrgan 16:52.30, 2. Rover 16:00.40, 5. Garvin 16:21.00, 16. Jamieson 17:03.60, 34. Swinford 17:35.80, 45. Buck 18:0~.60. 76. Ballantyne 19:44.90)58, 2. St. xavier (8. Hasse 16:34.90, 10. Thaler 16:44.90, 15. Grider 16:58.30, 17. Young 17:04.50, 19. Benter 17:11.20, 21. Thaler 17:13.40, 28. Brumm 17:28.30) 69, 3. Sycamore (3. Williams 16:05.50, 9. lnanli 16:39.00, 14. Harris 16:56.40, 23. Foley 17:17.50, 24. Weber 17:20.00, 25. Stucker 17:25.60, 41. Geer 17:55.20) 73, 4. Anderson 95 (6. Fyffe 16:25.20, 11. Pucillo 16¡.47.20, 20. Senko 17:13.20,27. Nash 17:27.70, 31. Moran 17:32.30, 32. Campbell 17:32.90, 50. Kelly18:10.00), 5. Mason 132, 6. Moeller 137, 7. Oak Hills 185, 8. Lakota East. 9. Harrison 240, 10. Mt Healthy 320, 11. Walnut Hills 330, 12. Amelia 342, 13. Glen Este 360, 14. Western Brown 399 lndlvlduol ............, 4. Rapp (Mason) 16:12.20,~yer (Moeller) 16:30.80, 12. Marsh (Moeller) 16: .30, i:t."l<mle (Hamson) 1~. ~llo (Moeller) 17:07.50, 22. Larcomb (Ma¡ ~!iUS: ae. Bolte: (E)ak Hills) 17:27.10, 29. Mueller(Oak Hills) 17:30.00,30. Rasnake (Oak Hills) 17:31.00, 33. Whitt (Mason) 17:35.60, 35. Vincent (Lakota East) 17:36.10, 36. Dezenzo (Mason) 17:41.10, 37. Huggins (Mason) 17:42.20, 38. Schwander (Mason) 17:44.70, 39. Brown (Mt Healthy) 17:46.60, 40. Young (Mt Healthy) 17:47.80.


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Jerome. At Lakota West HS: Milfonl vs. St. XaYier. DIVISION II At Beloit West Branch HS: Cuyahoga Falls CVCA vs. Chagrin Falls. At lexington HS: Bay Village Bay vs. Maumee. At River View HS: Cols. Bexley vs. Dover. At West Carrollton HS: Sunbury Big Walnut vs. Day. Carroll.

DIVISION Ill At lyndhurst Brush HS: Youngs. Mooney vs. Elyria Cath.; Fnday, 7 p.m. At Tiffin Columbian HS: Kidron Cent Chnstian vs. Genoa Area. At Pataskala Watl<ins Memonal: Chillicothe Zane Trace vs. Worthington Christian. At Fairborn: Greenevew vs. Fenwick


HIGH SCHOOLS It -L ·d.i Boys' cross country COLUMBUS, Ohio (API - Results from tile 2005 Ohio Hig!l School Athletic Association state cross country meet.

DIVISION I T-Reoults 1, La Salle 74; 2, N. Can. Hoover 140; 3, Mid· dlelown 156; 4, Tot St Francis 173; 5, Cle. St Ignatius 176; 6, Tot StJohn's 181:7, Massillon Perry185; 8, Hilliard Darby 200; 9, Kilr&l214; 10, Hudson 216; 11, Medina 227; 12, Hilliard Davidson 234; 13, Sylvania Northview 277; 14, Elder 293; 15, Worthington Kilbourne 319; 16. Thomas Worthington 406.

lndhldualllesulls 1, Chad Balyo, Sr., Spnngboro, 15:32; 2. Scott Meyers, Sr., Beavercreek, 15:42: 3, Tommy Morpn, Sr., Kings, 15:43; 4, Skyler Schmitt, Sr., Tot Whitmer, 15:43; 5, Em1l Heineking, Jr., Chardon, 15:44; 6, Chris Rapp, Sr., Mason,15:56; 7, M~ chael Peny, Jr., Winlan Woods, 15:56; 8. Joe Miller, Soph., Tot St John's. 15:56; 9. Greg Roetll, Soph., Miamisburg, 15:58; 10, Kyle Long, Jr., La-

SIIIe, 15:59.

DIVISION II Teamllesulls

1. Salem 72: 2, Akron SVSM 80, 3, Peninsula Woodridge 104; 4,Aller 132; 5, Aurora 136; 6. Chillicothe Unioto 173: 7, Canal Winchester 174: 8, Spring Shawnee 194; 9, Galion 244: 10, Day. Carroll255; 11, Milan Edison 271:12. Cle. Benedictine 285; 13, Uma Shawnee 328; 14. Uhnchsville Claymont3. 43; 15, Clr·l cleville 347; 16, CircleVIlle logan Elm 376. Individual Results 1, Aaron Mel hom, Jr., Navarre Fairless, 15:41; 2, Paul Krebs, Sr., Aller, 15:43; 2, Chns Dennison, I Jr., Aurora, 15:57; 4, Scott H1ld1tch, Jr., Penmsula Woodndge, 16:01; 5, Nathan Blatt, Sr., Pepper Pike Orange, 16:07; 6, Eric Fi..,, Jr., New Richmond, 16:11; 7, Galen Dills, So .. Chillicothe Unioto, 16:17; 8, Carey Tlche, Sr., Purcell Marian, 16:17; 9, Corey Johnson. Jr., PembelVille Eastwood, 16:18; 10, Paul Robinson, Sr.. Mogadore Reld,16:18.

DIVISION Ill

y..., Reoults 1, Cortland Maplewood 79; 2, Old Fort 154: 3. Tot Chnstian 160; 4, Haviland Wayne Trace 173: 5. Mt. Gilead 176; 6, Anna 187; 7, Bellaire StJohn 194; 8, Cols. Hartley 213: 9, Gorham Fayette 228; 10, E. 1 Can. 230; 11, Manon Pleasant 234: 12, Minster 238; , 13, Ft.Loramie252; 14, Gates Mills Gllmour274; 15, McDonald 278; 16, Versailles 284.

lndhidual Reoults 1, AndyAmio,Jr., Cortland Maplewood, 15:47; 2, Andy Morgan, Jr., Cortland Maplewood, 15:55; 3, Chnstopher Olinger, Sr .. W. lafayette Ridgewood, 15:59; 4, David Wilker, Jr., COldwater, 16:00; 5, Heath Annstrong, Sr., Gorham Fayette, 16:07; 6, Jason Ord· way, Sr., Holgate, 16:11: 7, Sam Borchers, Jr., Yellow Spnngs, 16:26: 8, James Castrlllo, Sr., Cols. Hartley, 16:28; 9. John luttrel, Soph., Day. Chnstian. 16:28; 10, Steven lane, Sr.. Tol. Chnstian, 16:31.

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Gir1s' cross country COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Results from tile 2005 Ohio Hig!l School Athletic Association state cross country meet DIVISION I ToamR-111 1. Bowling Green 78; 2. Mass1llon Jackson 102: 3,Masan105;4,Coler-.140;5. Hudson 142; 6.

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Individual Resulls

1, llrooldyne Ridder, Fr., Oak IIIIIs, 18:19; 2, Angela Blzzarri, Sr., Mason, 18:20; 3, Amanda Burpr, Jr., Lakota-. 16:28; 4, Christina Schneider, Jr., McAuleJ, 18:30; 5, Emily Pntt, So .. Massillon Jackson, 18:33: 6, Erika Alpeter, So., Hilliard Darby,18:37; 7, ChnstyTitus,Jr .. BowhngGreen. 18:43; 8, Ellen Binningham. Jr .. Thomas Worthington. 18:44: 9, Erin llagouzls, Jr., Colerain, 18:51; 10. Samantha Norman. Fr, Louisvrlle, 18:52.

DIVISION II Teamllesulls 1, Salem 60; 2,Aller73;3. Chagnn Falls 110. 4. Mantua Crestwood 154; 5, Wauseon 179; 6, Maumee 185: 7, Cuyahoga Falls WalshJesUit197; 8, W. Milton Milton-Union 203; 9, Napoleon 219: 10, Rocky R1ver 235; 11, Dover 298; 12. Gallipolis Gallia 300; 13, Mc,..._s 315; 14, Vincent warren 317; 15, Dela· ware Buckeye Valley 318; 16, Circleville 355. Individual Reoults 1, Bndget Franek, Sr.. Mantua Crestwood,17:34; 2, Emily lnfeld, So., Cle. Hts. Beaumont, 18:10; 3, Cassandra Schenck, Jr., Mantua Crestwood,18:46; 4. Emily Grad, Jr. Mogadore Reid, 19:02; 5, Kasey Hosier, Fr., Spr. NW,19:03; 6, Karen Corson, Sr., Chagnn Falls, 19:03; 7. Maura Bulgnn. Jr.. Akron Hoban, 19:07; 8, Jordan Stafford, So., Spnng. Greenan, 19:10; 9, Alina Kennedy, Fr., New lllc:ho-.d, 19:13; 10, Amanda Winslow, Fr.. laGrange Keystone, 19:22.

DIVISION Ill T-~

1, Minstar 45; 2, Rndlay Uberty-Benton 100: 3, Gates Mills Gilmour 113; 4, Cuyahoga Falls CVCA 115; 5, Versa111es 147:6, Bellaire 203; 7, Attica Seneca E. 214; 8, Ft. loramie 234: 9, Van Wert Uncolnview 240; 10, Gibsonburg259; 11, New london 276; 12, Peninsula Woodndge 289; 13, Coldwater 306; 14, Columbus Grove 321: 15, Bella~re St. John 330; 16, McDonald 360.

Individual Resulls 1, Sarah Foster. Sr.. M1lan Edlson.18:29; 2, Ber· nadette Burke, Fr., Mmster, 18:55:3, Katie Gillespie, Fr., Cuyahoga Falls CVCA,19:02; 4, Sarah Schulze. Jr., Anna, 19:07; 5, Gita "-""• Sr., Cincinnati Country Day, 19:08; 6.laura Drocton, Jr., Kirtland. 19:14 : 7. Carolyn Gasa. Fr, Cuyahoga Falls CVCA. 19:16; 8, Natahe Perzanowskt, So., Bellaire StJohn. 19:24; 9, Katie Antomk, Sr., Bellaire, 19:24; 10. Kann Coyne, Jr., Columbia Station Columbia. 19·27.


State cross country

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La Salle's Kyle Lang (1087) leads teammates Greg Bader (1085), Richard Lupp (1088) and Corey Spriggs (1090) during the Divison I race at Scioto Downs Saturday.

La Salle earns elusive title Division I girls sweep top 4 spots By Jarrod Ulrey E1zquiTer contributor

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COUJMBUS - Call it a hunch that La Salle cross countzy coach Frank Russo has learned he can relyon. Since 1993, the Lancers have had three individual champions, including two-time winner Allen Bader (2()()()..()1), and Russo believed corning in, that each of those runners was destined to experience a championship. He had that same feeling prior to Saturday's state meet at Scioto Downs, and again his premonition proved true. With three finishers among the top 29, the Lancers scored 74 points to easily capture their first state title after placing second four of the last five seasons. "It's been a team goal, a program goal since 1986 when we finished second overall for the first time," Russo said. 'This year we were the clear-rut favorite, and to be honest, (winning) was just a gut feeling I had coming in. I just knew they were going to win." Junior Kyle Lang led the way with a lOth-place finish in 15 minutes, 59 seconds; junior]ake Neuskabel took 18th (16:10); and senior Greg Bader, Allen's brother, finished 29th (16:23). "We came here and did what we needed to do," Lang said. "We ran awesome." North Canton Hoover was second with 140 points. Middletown finished third (156), Kings ninth (214) and Elder 14th (293). Springboro's Chad Balyo won the individual title in 15:32. Kings senior Tommy Morgan finished third in 15:43.

'Tm thrilled to get third," said Morgan, who finished 12th last season. 'Tve been dreaming of this since my eighth-grade year." Wmton Woods junior Michael Perry, who became the first boy from the school to advance to state last year, placed seventh in 15:56. Other top area finishers included Kings senior Will Rover (26th, 16:20) and Middletown senior Alex Kerns (33rd, 16:25). In girls' Division I, Mason finished third with 105 points to lead a group of area teams that included fourth-place Colerain (140) and ninth-place St Ursula (216). Area individuals swept the top four spots. Oak Hills freshman Brooklyne Ridder was in third most of the race but began to make her move during the final mile and passed Mason senior Angela Bizzarri less than 100 meters from the finish line. Ridder, whose grandmother traveled from England to watch her last three races, won in 18:19. '1 felt pretty good, because I was really rested up, but I can't even believe it still," said Ridder, who was the fourth-place regional finisher and beat Bizzarri for the first time. '1 think it's really exciting being here." Bizzarri, who won in 2002 and last year, finished in 18:20 ahead of Lakota West junior Amanda Burger {third, 18:28) and McAuley junior Christina Schneider (fourth, 18:30). '1t was an awesome race," Biz.. zarri said. '1 tried my best and (Ridder) just outran me today. Probably with about 100 meters left, I could tell she was coming. She ran awesome." Individually in Division III, Cincinnati Countzy Day senior Gita Narayan placed fifth in 19:08.

Moeller High School 2005-06 Cross Country Articles  
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