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....from the CANTON REPOSITORY....

...10-04-00...

WALSH

FOOTBALL: Freshman tailback Derek Besgrove was named the Mid-States Football Association Mideast Offensive Player of the Week. Besgrove rushed for 241 yards and scored a school-record four touchdowns in the Cavaliers’ 35-33 win over Malone. He has 580 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns in Walsh’s first five games.


....from the CANTON REPOSITORY....

...10-06-00...

NAIA honors local collegians

... Two area college athletes were named NAIA national Players of the Week. Walsh freshman tailback Derek Besgrove is the NAIA Offensive Player of the Week. Besgrove rushed for 241 yards and scored a school-record four touchdowns in the Cavaliers’ 35-33 win over Malone.....


WALSH 43...TRI-STATE 20

OCTOBER 7,2000


....from the CANTON REPOSITORY....

...10-06-00...

Walsh at Tri-State


....from the CANTON REPOSITORY....

...10-08-00...

Walsh 43, Tri-State 20


....from the CANTON REPOSITORY....

...10-08-00...

Walsh 43, Tri-State 20


....from the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL....

...10-08-00...

Walsh 43, Tri-State 20 -- Derek Besgrove rushed for three touchdowns, and Ron Winphrie scored on a reception and a kickoff return, as Walsh (3-3, 2-0 MSFA-Mideast) beat host Tri-State (3-3, 0-1).



MSFA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK (10-7-00)

MIDEAST LEAGUE

OFFENSIVE PLAYER: Ron Winphrie, Walsh, Ohio 5-10 165, Sr., WR, Youngstown, Ohio Caught 5 passes for 175 yards and a 33-yard touchdown, while returning 3 kickoffs for 87 yard, including a 67-yard TD (his 2nd of the season) as Walsh improved to 2-0 in the MSFA Mideast with a 43-20 victory over Tri-State, Ind.


WALSH 44... GANNON 0

OCTOBER 14,2000


Walsh at Gannon (Pa.)


....from the CANTON REPOSITORY....

...10-15-00...

Walsh runs all over Gannon during rout

From staff and wire reports


....from the CANTON REPOSITORY....

...10-15-00...

Walsh 44, Gannon 0


....from the AKRON BEACON JOURNAL....

...10-15-00...

Walsh 44, Gannon 0

Derek Besgrove rushed for 97 yards and two touchdowns, including a 50-yarder, on 14 carries as Walsh beat host Gannon (2-5). Mike Hoover completed 11-of-14 passes for 182 yards and one touchdown, a 7-yarder to Chris Brink with 13 seconds left in the first half that gave the Cavaliers (4-3) a 23-0 lead.


....from the CANTON REPOSITORY....

...10-17-00...

WALSH

FOOTBALL: Senior outside linebacker Mark Shelly is the Mid-States Football Association Defensive Player of the Week. Shelly had nine tackles (four for loss, two sacks) in the Cavaliers’ 44-0 win over Gannon. He leads the team in tackles with 56 and is third in the MSFA in tackles for loss with 14.




WALSH 18...GENEVA 20

...from the Canton Repository...10-21-00
Geneva at Walsh

  • SITE: Fawcett Stadium, Canton, 11 a.m.
  • TICKETS: $5 adults; $2 students 12 and under and senior citizens; free for Walsh students, faculty and staff with a valid Walsh ID card
  • BROADCAST: WCER-AM 900
  • INTERNET: www.nsnsports.com
  • RECORDS: Geneva 4-3 overall, 0-3 MSFA Mideast; Walsh 4-3 overall, 3-0 MSFA Mideast
  • LAST WEEK: Tri-State 10, Geneva 6; Walsh 44, Gannon 0
  • LAST MEETING: Geneva won last year’s game, 42-20, and leads the all-time series 5-0.
  • WHAT TO WATCH: The Cavaliers are averaging 40.7 points per game during their three-game winning streak. Freshman quarterback Mike Hoover had his best game of the season in Walsh’s victory over NCAA Division II Gannon. Hoover completed 11 of 14 passes for 182 yards and one touchdown. Senior outside linebacker Mark Shelly had a team-high nine tackles, including four for a loss and two sacks. Shelly was named the Mid-States Football Association Defensive Player of the Week. Shelly leads the Cavs in tackles with 56 and is third in the MSFA in tackles for a loss with 14. Freshman tailback Derek Besgrove leads the league in scoring with 16 touchdowns. Geneva has lost three games in a row for the first time since 1993. Sophomore running back Stephen Day is second in the MSFA in rushing with 911 yards and five touchdowns.


...from the Canton Repository...10-22-00

Turnovers not enough to aid Walsh

By MIKE POPOVICH Repository sports writer

CANTON — Head coach Jim Dennison’s goal for the Walsh University defense was to force three turnovers.
He never would have expected to see the Cavaliers recover four fumbles, intercept three passes — and still lose.
But that’s what happened Saturday. The Cavs could not take advantage of most of the opportunities Geneva gave them in a 20-18 loss to the Golden Tornadoes at Fawcett Stadium.
The Cavs (4-4 overall, 2-1 MSFA Mideast) haven’t beaten Geneva in six tries, and this loss likely was the most frustrating. Walsh’s offense, which averaged 40.7 points during a three-game winning streak, scored just one touchdown and had only 118 total yards.
“We just couldn’t make plays offensively when we had to make them,’’ Dennison said. “We played hard enough to win, but we didn’t execute well enough to win.’’
The Golden Tornadoes (5-3, 1-3), who snapped a three-game losing streak, sacked Walsh quarterback Mike Hoover five times. They also held tailback Derek Besgrove to 58 yards rushing on 21 carries. Besgrove was averaging 113.3 yards per game.
“They’re a good football team,’’ Dennison said. “Their defense is very, very good. To beat them, you have to do some special things against them. We just couldn’t do it today. We couldn’t block them. We have to improve that, or everyone in the world is going to come after us.’’
Geneva finished with 557 total yards, but Walsh’s defense kept the Golden Tornadoes from building on an early 14-0 lead.
Cornerback Mack Mitchell, free safety Mike Hemming and linebacker Revawn Wilson all had interceptions for the Cavs. Linebackers Kevin Vaughn, Jeff Dolan and Scott Pifer, and cornerback Greg Jones ended Geneva drives with fumble recoveries.
“When you get that many turnovers, you have to win the game,’’ Dennison said. “There’s no question about that.’’
Vaughn’s fumble recovery early in the fourth quarter set up Walsh’s biggest play of the game.
The Golden Tornadoes, leading 14-10, went for it on fourth-and-one from the Cavs’ 31-yard line. Tailback Kelly Lennox leaped over the center of the line for what would have been a first down, but Lennox fumbled. Vaughn picked up the loose ball and lateraled it to Mitchell, who raced 70 yards down the left side for a touchdown and a 16-10 Walsh lead.
“That was a big play,’’ Dennison said. “When that happened, I thought, ‘That’s the one that will turn it around, and we can win this ballgame.’ ’’
But the Golden Tornadoes did not let Mitchell’s return and Dolan’s fumble recovery on their next drive beat them. Quarterback Ben Swallow’s (West Branch) 40-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Marko Thomas with 6:12 left in the game gave Geneva a 20-16 lead. The Cavs quickly made it 20-18 when Mitchell returned Swallow’s 2-point conversion pass to the Walsh end zone, but they could not get any closer.
Swallow was responsible for all three Geneva scores. Derek Sauls, a backup cornerback, caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from Swallow on the Golden Tornadoes’ first possession of the game. Swallow’s 19-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Aaron Price on their second possession gave them a 14-0 lead.
Walsh’s offense scored its points on Hoover’s 13-yard touchdown pass to tight end Chris Brink and on Jeff Johnston’s 41-yard field goal.


...from the Canton Repository...10-22-00

  • Geneva 20, Walsh 18
  • Geneva 14 0 0 6 — 20
  • Walsh 7 0 3 8 — 18
    First Quarter
  • GEN—Sauls 39 pass from Swallow (Daclicandro kick)
  • GEN—Price 19 pass from Swallow (Daclicandro kick)
  • WAL—Brink 13 pass from Hoover (Johnston kick)
    Third Quarter
  • WAL—FG Johnston 41
    Fourth Quarter
  • WAL—Mitchell 70 fumble return (kick failed)
  • GEN—Thomas 40 pass from Swallow (pass intercepted)
  • WAL—Mitchell 98 PAT return

  • A—3,001
  • GEN WAL
  • First downs 31 8
  • Rushes-yards 56-306 29-91
  • Passing 265 76
  • Comp-Att-Int 18-35-3 7-26-1
  • Return Yards 39 115
  • Punts-Avg. 1-44 8-47.1
  • Fumbles-Lost 4-4 1-0
  • Penalties-Yards 7-94 8-136
  • Time of Possession 38:14 21:46
    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
  • RUSHING—Geneva, Day 30-170, Lennox 21-123, Nartey 1-4, Swallow 4-minus 5. Walsh, Besgrove 21-76, White 1-minus 5, Hoover 7-minus 11.
  • PASSING—Geneva, Swallow 17-34-260-3, Day 1-1-0-5. Walsh, Hoover 7-25-76-1, Besgrove 0-1-0-0.
  • RECEIVING—Geneva, Price 8-91, Thomas 3-67, Day 2-18, Peterson 2-16, Sauls 1-39, Pugar 1-30, Hough 1-4. Walsh, Evans 3-34, Brink 2-31, Winphrie 1-9, Woods 1-2.


...from the Akron Beacon Journal...10-22-00

Geneva 20, Walsh 18 -- Ben Swallow threw three touchdown passes and Geneva overcame seven turnovers to beat host Walsh. Swallow completed 17-of-34 passes for 260 yards, while Steven Day and Kelly Lennox combined to rush for 293 yards for the Golden Tornado (5-3, 1-3 Mid-State Football Association Eastern League). Day rushed for 170 yards on 30 carries and Lennox added 123 yards on 21 attempts. Walsh (4-4, 2-1) took a 16-14 lead early in the fourth quarter, when Mack Mitchell returned a fumble 70 yards for a touchdown.


WALSH 35...TIFFIN 0

...from the Canton Repository...10-28-00

Walsh at Tiffin

  • SITE: Frost-Kalnow Stadium, Tiffin, 7 p.m.
  • RADIO: WCER-AM 900
  • INTERNET: www.nsnsports.com
  • RECORDS: Walsh 4-4 overall, 2-1 MSFA Mideast; Tiffin 3-5 overall, 2-2 MSFA Mideast
  • LAST WEEK: Geneva 20, Walsh 18; Tri-State 28, Tiffin 0
  • LAST MEETING: Walsh won last year’s game, 42-37, and leads the all-time series 3-1.
  • WHAT TO WATCH: The loss to Geneva dropped Walsh into a second-place tie with Tri-State in the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League. After this week, the Cavaliers wrap up the regular season with games against Urbana and first-place St. Francis (Ind.). Sophomore free safety Mike Hemming intercepted his league-leading seventh pass of the season in the Geneva game. Hemming has picked off at least one pass in Walsh’s last five games and his seven interceptions are the most in a single season for the Cavs. Freshman tailback Derek Besgrove’s five-game scoring streak ended last week, but he continues to lead the MSFA with 16 touchdowns.


...from the Canton Repository...10-29-00

Walsh 35, Tiffin 0

  • TIFFIN — Derek Besgrove ran for 179 yards and four touchdowns as Walsh (5-4, 3-1) rolled over American Mideast Conference foe Tiffin.
  • Besgrove crossed the end zone on runs of 4, 15, 34 and 1 yard to account for the Cavaliers’ first four scores. Chris Brink hauled in an 8-yard touchdown pass from Mike Hoover to cap Walsh’s points for the day.
  • The Cavalier defense did its job as well, limiting Tiffin (3-6, 2-3) to 105 yards and just five first downs. Anthony Quinn led Walsh with five tackles, including a 9-yard sack.


...from the Canton Repository...10-29-00

Walsh 35, Tiffin 0
  • Walsh 13 8 14 0 — 35
  • Tiffin 0 0 0 0 — 0
    First Quarter
  • W—Besgrove 4 run (kick failed), 8:07
  • W—Besgrove 15 run (Johnston kick), 3:45
    Second Quarter
  • W—Besgrove 34 run (Brink pass from Hoover), 8:29
    Third Quarter
  • W—Besgrove 1 run (Johnston kick), 6:43
  • W—Bring 8 pass from Hoover (Johnston kick), 1:49
  • Wal Tif
  • First downs 24 5
  • Rushes-yards 59-353 29-74
  • Passing 69 31
  • Comp-Att-Int 7-13-1 8-22-0
  • Punts-Avg. 4-32.5 9-39.2
  • Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-2
  • Penalties-Yards 10-97 3-47
  • Time of Possession 33:22 26:38
    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
  • RUSHING—Walsh, Besgrove 27-175, Herbert 15-70, Gillis 6-44, Winfree 2-17, Davis 2-7, Kusmits 1-6, Hoover 3 (-2). Tiffin, Forshtay 18-73, Whitfield 6-19, Perchinske 5-(-18).
  • PASSING—Walsh, Hoover 6-10-0 47. Tiffin, Perchinske 5-12-0 21, Whitfield 3-10-0 10.
  • RECEIVING—Walsh, Brink 4-29, Winfree 2-18, Robinson 1-22. Tiffin, Lockhart 4-25, Park 2-(-4), Malinosky 1-5, Kelly 1-5.


...from the Akron Beacon Journal...10-29-00

Walsh 35, Tiffin 0

-- Derek Besgrove rushed for 175 yards and four TDs as Walsh (5-4, 3-1 Mid-States Conference Eastern League) beat host Tiffin (3-6, 2-3). Besgrove scored on runs of 1, 4, 15 and 34 yards.



WALSH 48 ...URBANA 21

...from the Canton Repository...11-1-00

WALSH

  • FOOTBALL: Senior outside linebacker Mark Shelly is the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League Defensive Player of the Week. The 6-foot, 230-pound Shelly recorded six solo tackles, four assists, two tackles for loss and two sacks in the Cavaliers’ 35-0 win over Tiffin on Saturday. ... Freshman Derek Besgrove is the sixth-straight, Cavs tailback to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season. Besgrove’s 175 yards against Tiffin increased his season total to 1,026. His 20 touchdowns lead the NAIA. Head coach Jim Dennison has had 13 straight backs gain over 1,000 yards dating back to his tenure at Akron.


...from the Canton Repository...11-4-00

Urbana at Walsh

  • SITE: Fawcett Stadium, Canton, 1 p.m.
  • TICKETS: $5 adults; $2 students 12 and under and senior citizens; free for Walsh students, faculty and staff with a valid Walsh ID card
  • BROADCAST: WCER-AM 900
  • INTERNET: www.nsnsports.com
  • RECORDS: Urbana 1-7 overall, 1-3 MSFA Mideast; Walsh 5-4 overall, 3-1 MSFA Mideast
  • LAST WEEK: Tri-State 37, Urbana 13; Walsh 35, Tiffin 0
  • LAST MEETING: Walsh won last year’s game, 28-24, and leads the all-time series 5-0.
  • WHAT TO WATCH: Walsh head coach Jim Dennison is cautioning his team to not look ahead to next week’s showdown for first place with St. Francis (Ind.). This is the same Urbana team that won its first game of the season two weeks ago, ruining Malone’s playoff hopes. The Cavaliers recorded their second shutout of the season last week. Outside linebacker Mark Shelly led the team with 10 tackles, including two sacks. He was named the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League Defensive Player of the Week. Freshman Derek Besgrove is the sixth straight Walsh tailback to rush for over 1,000 yards. His 175 yards against Tiffin increased his season total to 1,026. Besgrove leads the NAIA in scoring with 20 touchdowns. Urbana quarterback Ryan Jones has completed 42 percent of his passes for 761 yards and seven touchdowns, Howard Glover has 40 receptions, including six for scores.


...from the Akron Beacon Journal...11-4-00

URBANA AT WALSH
  • TIME/SITE -- 1 this afternoon/Fawcett Stadium.
  • RECORDS -- Walsh is 5-4 and 3-1 in the MidStates Football Association-Mideast. Urbana is 1-7, 1-3.
  • COACHES -- Walsh's Jim Dennison is 38-23 in his sixth season. Urbana's Keenan Leichty is 1-7 in his first year.
  • BROADCAST -- WCER (900-AM) or at www.nsnports.com.
  • WHAT'S AT STAKE -- The Cavaliers are looking to go 4-1 in the conference and to set up a possible showdown with league-leading St. Francis (4-0) next week. The Cavs are coming off a 35-0 win over Tiffin. Urbana lost to Tri-State 37-13.
  • PLAYERS TO WATCH -- Walsh: Freshman Derek Besgrove leads the league in scoring with a 13.3-point average and is fourth in rushing with 1,026 yards. Sophomore DB Mike Hemming leads the league with seven INTs. Mark Shelly is eighth in tackles with 80. Urbana: QB Ryan Jones has thrown for 761 yards with seven TDs and six INTs. Howard Glover has caught 40 passes for 561 yards and six TDs.


...from the Canton Repository...11-5-00

Walsh runs for 491 yards in win over Urbana

  • CANTON — Derek Besgrove rushed for 197 of Walsh’s 491 yards and scored his NAIA-leading 21st touchdown to lead Walsh over Urbana 48-21 Saturday.
  • Walsh (6-4, 4-1) won for the fifth time in its last six games. With the victory, the Cavaliers remain one game behind St. Francis (Ind.) in the Mideast division of the Mid-States Football Association. Walsh plays at St. Francis next week.
  • Besgrove, a freshman, scored on a 2-yard run with 6:47 left in the second quarter to put the Cavaliers up 17-14. Walsh scored 38 unanswered points to make the score 48-14 with 6:05 to play.
  • Walsh’s Chris Brink caught six passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns. Mike Hoover was 9-for-15 for 179 yards and four touchdowns.
  • Walsh also got 171 yards from freshman tailback Joe Gillis, including a 66-yard touchdown run.
  • Howard Glover scored 14 of Urbana’s (1-8, 1-4) 21 points. He caught 8- and 25-yard passes from Ryan Jones.
  • Jones was 31-for-55 for 311 yards and two touchdowns and an interception.


...from the Canton Repository...11-5-00

BOX SCORE

    Walsh 48, Urbana 21

  • Urbana 7 7 0 7 — 21
  • Walsh 10 14 10 14 — 48
    First Quarter
  • Wal—Johnston 40 field goal, 13:07
  • Urb—WIlliams 36 fumble recovery (Spadafora kick), 9:17
  • Wal—Winphrie 38 pass from Hoover (Johnston kick), 5:56
    Second Quarter
  • Urb—Glover 8 pass from Jones (Spadafora kick), 7:58
  • Wal—Besgrove 2 run (Johnston kick), 6:47
  • Wal—Brink 27 pass from Hoover (Johnston kick), 2:44
    Third Quarter
  • Wal—Johnston 49 field goal, 11:28
  • Wal—Brink 12 pass from Hoover (Johnston kick), 3:07
    Fourth Quarter
  • Brink 20 pass from Hoover (Johnston kick), 14:55
  • Wal—Gillis 66 run (Johnston kick), 6:06
  • Urb—Glover 25 pass from Jones (Spadafora kick), 2:42
  • A—2,007.
  • Urb Wal
  • First downs 20 30
  • Rushes-yards 18-57 58-491
  • Passing 311 179
  • Comp-Att-Int 31-55-1 9-15-0
  • Return Yards 143 45
  • Punts-Avg. 7-36.7 0-0
  • Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-3
  • Penalties-Yards 5-74 6-80
  • Time of Possession 30:43 29:17
    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
  • RUSHING—Urbrana, Jones 9-19, Glover 2-16, Robinson 6-15, Mantilla 1-7. Walsh, Besgrove 288-197, Gillis 12-171, Davis 8-80, Ayoup 3-18, Kusmits 2-12, Winphrie 1-4, Woods 1-0, Hoover 3-(minus 11)
  • PASSING—Urbana, Jones 31-55-1-311. Walsh 9-15-0-179.
  • RECEIVING—Urbana, Glover 10-169, Falloon 8-62, Kendall 7-49, Hunt 2-13, Robinson 2-4, Nelson 1-10, Mantilla 1-4. Walsh, Brink 6-123, Winphrie 1-38, Evans 1-10, Baker 1-8.

    ...from the Akron Beacon Journal...11-5-00

    Walsh 48, Urbana 21

    Derek Besgrove rushed for 197 yards and scored his NAIA-leading 21st touchdown to lead host Walsh over Urbana (1-8, 1-4 MSFA-Mideast). Besgrove scored on a 2-yard run with 6:47 left in the second quarter to put the Cavaliers (6-4, 4-1) up 17-14. Walsh scored 38 unanswered points to make the score 48-14 with 6:05 to play. Walsh's Chris Brink caught six passes for 123 yards and three TDs. Mike Hoover was 9-for-15 for 179 yards and four TDs.