Bite-Sized News: Sports


After making a three-match winning streak, the women’s tennis team lost two in a row against Case Western Reserve and Ohio Northern University last weekend.† The Fighting Scots (5-5) lost 9-0 to both teams.† Margaret Trainor ’13 gave Wooster its best result against Case Western Reserve (7-5), pushing her No. 6 singles opponent to a score of 6-4, 6-3.

The next day, No. 2 doubles partners Suzanne Hamby ’11 and Boo Flynn ’12 pushed their opponents to an 8-5 match, and both Flynn and Ashley Stockwell ’12 won five games before being overcome by their opponents.

The women defeated the University of Mount Union 5-4 on Tuesday in a highly competative match. Hamby and Lauren Grimanis ’12 won 8-4 in No. 2 doubles and Lauren Gilliss ’13 and Corey Smith ’13 won 8-3 at No. 3 doubles.

On Tuesday, the men lost its first North Coast Athletic Conference match of the season against Oberlin College 8-1.† Wooster was competative in its early doubles action and Paul Thomas ’14 had the Scots’ only singles victory.

The women’s team will face Capital University today at 4 p.m. at home, while the men’s team will travel to Kalamazoo, Mich. for the Great Lakes Colleges Association Tournament for matches tomorrow and Sunday.



The men’s and women’s track and field teams took third and second places, respectively, at last Friday’s Wooster Invitational, the first home night track meet in Wooster’s history.† Wooster faced seven competing teams, including two NCAA Div. II teams and two North Coast Athletic Conference teams.

The women came out ahead of NCAC teams Kenyon College and Denison University with wins from distance runner Meredith Shaul ’12, the 4×400 relay team and high jumper Abena Boamah-Achempong ’13 for a total of 142 points that put them behind only Div. II team Edinboro University (224).

The men defeated Kenyon and three other schools with a total of 114 points, and was bested only by Westminster College (182) and Edinboro (144).† Contributing to Wooster’s total were Ethan Deselem ’13 who took second in the 100 meter, Quinton Howard ’13 who reached 5 feet, 10 inches on the high jump and Josh Kime ’11 who tossed the shot put 43 feet, 3.25 inches.



The men’s golf team finished in 12th place of 15 regional schools with 691 points at Capital University’s Purple and White Invitational last weekend in Lockbourne, Ohio.† Blake Sword ’12† led the Fighting Scots and shot a seven-over par 79 on Friday, and shot a 91 on Saturday, finishing with a 170 for the weekend.† John Angelo ’13 shot 87 and 82 for a combined 160 for the weekend.

The women took a 429-459 victory over Ohio Wesleyan University last Saturday at the Mill Creek Golf Club in Ostrander, Ohio.† Janet Zahorsky ’12 led the day with 97, which was 12 strokes lower than the next best score.† DaSol Kuen ’14 followed with 109, Joanie Jenkins ’14 with 110 and Nichole Gustafson ’14 with 113.

Over the weekend, the men’s team will compete in the two-day Ted Barclay Invitational at Denison University in Granville, Ohio and the women will host the Wooster Invitational at the Wooster Country Club.



Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel was arrested for theft on Monday at the Belterra Casino Resort & Spa in Florence, Indiana. Vrabel was caught stealing bottles of alcohol from a deli, which is a Class D felony in the state of Indiana. The crime carries a fine of up to $10,000 and a prison sentence of six months to three years.

The 35-year-old Vrabel, who won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, was released after posting a $600 bond five hours after his arrest. Vrabel told that the theft “was an unfortunate misunderstanding,” and that he “takes full responsibility for the miscommunication.”