Thursday, September 14th, 2017
Bollenbacher named All-American scholar
By Colin Foster
Parkway graduate Jordan Bollenbacher, a golfer for the Tiffin University men's t. . .
Parkway graduate Jordan Bollenbacher was recently one of four student-athletes from the Tiffin University men's golf team to be named Srixon/Cleveland Golf All-American Scholars.
The honor is awarded to student-athletes based on the following criteria: must be a junior or senior academically, must complete at least three full years at the collegiate level, participate in 50-percent of their team's competitive rounds, have a stroke-average under 78 in Division II, and maintain a minimum 3.2 cumulative career grade-point average.
Bollenbacher, a senior sports management major, and the Dragons' golf team recently began their fall season at the Al Waltrous Invitational in Saginaw, Michigan. Bollenbacher was the second-lowest finisher for Tiffin with a two-day total of 145, good for 19th-place overall. The Dragons tied for seventh in the 16-team tournament.
Tiffin is back in action on Sept. 23-24, traveling to Findlay to compete in the Super Regional Preview.
The University of Northwestern Ohio men's golf team won the second Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Jamboree on Sept. 9 at Arbor Hills Golf Club hosted in Jackson, Michigan. The Racers shot a 284 to edge host Lawrence Tech by a stroke.
Celina graduate Kaleb Kuhn tied for the second-lowest score for UNOH with a 76.The day before at the first WHAC Jamboree at Kaufman Golf Course in Wyoming, Michigan, the Racers were second to Indiana Tech with a 297 with Kuhn shooting an 83.
The Racers compete today in the third WHAC Jamboree at Coyote Creek Country Club in Fort Wayne.
The University of Findlay women's team, coached by St. Marys native Dominic Guarnieri, finished ninth at the University of Indianapolis Invitational at Prairie View Golf Course. The Oilers finished with a two-round total of 623.
Coldwater graduate Kelsey Koesters competed as an individual in the tournament, finishing with a two-round total of 158, tying for 40th.
Brody Hoying was a playmaker for the Coldwater football team in high school.
He's now fulfilling that role for Eastern Michigan.
Rutgers was driving and looking for the game-winning score last Saturday when Hoying intercepted a Kyle Bolin pass attempt and nearly took it to the house for his second pick-six of the season. The play clinched the game for the Eagles, who prevailed 16-13 at High Point Solution Stadium in Piscataway, New Jersey, to improve to 2-0.
It was Eastern Michigan's first ever win over a program from a "Power Five" conference and was also its first victory over a Big Ten opponent in 39 attempts.
Through two games, Hoying leads the defense with 11 tackles (one tackle for loss) and two interceptions, the first of which he returned for a touchdown in the season-opening win over Charlotte.
The Eagles have a bye this week before opening up Mid-American Conference play next Saturday at home against East Division favorite Ohio.
Minster's own Wolf Brothers, Eli and Ethan, have helped the Tennessee Volunteers get out to a 2-0 start. Eli had one catch for 17 yards in Tennessee's 42-7 win over Indiana State last week. Eli Wolf had to leave the game after his catch due to injury and will play this week.
A week prior, big brother Ethan totaled four catches for 33 yards in a 42-41 overtime victory over Georgia Tech.
The Vols are ranked 23rd in The Associated Press poll and have a big showdown with No. 24 Florida at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville.
Wes Hegemann (Minster) and the Dayton Flyers are 1-1 on the season. Hegemann starts at right guard for the Flyers, who have played in two close games thus far. Dayton fell to Robert Morris 13-10 in the opener before defeating Southeast Missouri 25-23 last Saturday. Hegemann and the offensive line helped pave the way for running back Tucker Yinger to gain 141 yards in the win.
The Flyers host Duquesne at Welcome Stadium at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Jordon Harlamert (Coldwater), a defensive lineman for the Hillsdale Chargers, has two tackles (one tackle for loss) through two games. The Chargers have begun the season with back-to-back wins over Mercyhurst (19-11) and Michigan Tech (31-27).
Up next for Hillsdale is a home matchup with McKendree at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Adam Bertke (Marion Local) and Findlay are 1-1 this season. Bertke, who transferred from Pittsburgh to join the Oilers, is the backup quarterback behind Rhys Gervais. He didn't see time in a 28-13, season-opening win over Tiffin but got onto the field in last week's 48-27 loss against Ferris State. Bertke completed his one pass attempt for 19 yards and added one carry for five yards.
The Oilers travel to meet William Jewell College (Missouri) at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
St. Marys graduates Julius Fisher and Matt Patten have both seen time on defense during their college freshman seasons.
Fisher plays for the College of Mt. St. Joseph, which has opened the season 1-1 with a 38-21 win over Capital and a 41-30 loss to DePauw. Mt. St. Joseph hosts Bluffton at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Patten plays for Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. The Golden Knights (1-1) defeated Southern Connecticut State 55-22 in the season opener and then lost to Shippensburg University 41-33 last week. The Golden Knights travel to face Bloomsburg University at 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Sarah Kanney (Coldwater) was the third runner for Ohio State in the season-opening meet on Sept. 2, placing 13th (18:08.0) to help the Buckeyes finish third at the Indiana Opener.
Ohio State is back in action on Saturday, traveling to Nashville to compete in the Commodore Classic hosted by Vanderbilt.
Jon Wenning, another Coldwater alum, tore up the course for Bowling Green at the 30th annual Mel Brodt Invitational on Sept. 1 in Bowling Green. Wenning was the Falcons' second runner, scoring a top-five finish with a time of 15:44.5.
Bowling Green edged rival Toledo 25-30 for the team title. The Falcons are back in action on Friday, traveling to East Lansing for the Spartan Invitational.
Spencer Schulze (St. Henry) is having a strong season for the nationally ranked Ohio Northern Polar Bears. Northern opened with a win at the Bluffton 6K Invitational and then traveled to the Calvin Invitational where they finished third. Schulze, a junior mechanical engineering major, took 13th at the Bluffton Invite with a time of 19.29.2 and then placed 43rd at the Calvin Invite, running a time of 26:34.1.
The Polar Bears compete in the Tiffelberg Open on Saturday at the Clinton Heights Golf Course in Tiffin.
- Updates on former area volleyball and soccer players will appear in next week's edition of College Notes.
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