Whenever Andrew Shyu shanks a drive, his younger brother, Michael, has a camera ready to record his swing on video.

It's not the case of a little brother poking fun at his older brother, but a chance for the two members of the St. Charles Preparatory School golf team to work together on their games.

Both are in the five-player varsity lineup for the Cardinals.

"If (Andrew) hits a bad shot, I go behind him and video his next shot and try to find out what he's doing wrong," said Michael, a sophomore with a 79.0 average. "We watch it and then try to make changes to get better. We really motivate each other on and off the course."

Andrew, a senior four-year varsity player, has a 75.0 average. He played in last season's Division I state tournament at Ohio State's Scarlet Course, shooting a 77 as the Cardinals finished second (307) to Cincinnati St. Xavier (303).

"It was the most nerve-wracking tournament that I have ever been in," Andrew said of his first experience at state. "You have a lot of people showing up there and it's the biggest stage in high school golf."

The Shyus are members at Pinnacle and live in Grove City.

"We call them 'Big Shyu' and 'Little Shyu,' " coach Brian Unk said. "There's definitely a brotherly thing going on out there. They are out there for each other and helping each other out.

"Earlier in the year, Andrew still was playing AJGA events and wasn't eligible to play high school matches for us. He was riding around with us in one of our first matches and Michael played really well. I remember that once Michael chipped in an eagle and Andrew was really excited for him. It's nice to see them out there for each other and cheering each other on."

Michael shot the Cardinals' low round for the season with a 69 in the New Albany Invitational on Aug. 6 at New Albany Links, a par-72 course.

"They're really quiet, but they are fun to be around," Unk said. "They are good teammates and really hard workers, probably the hardest workers on the team.

"They are both swimmers, so they are both used to getting to the weight room at 5:30 (a.m.) and in the pool by 6:30. They practice all summer at Pinnacle. (Hard work) is a good trait for golf and for life."

Andrew said golf is a sport the brothers can enjoy together.

"We have been playing since we were like 8 or 9 (years old)," Andrew said. "We like the challenge of playing the game and working on how we can be getting better."

In the St. Charles Invitational on Sept. 9 at Brookside, the Cardinals tied Liberty Township Lakota East for fourth (308) behind St. Xavier (292), Olentangy Liberty (298) and Uniontown Green (303). Jack Kozlowski led St. Charles with a 73, behind medalist Max Moldovan (67) of Green.

Anthony Ricaurte (76), Keagan Younkin (77), Andrew Shyu (82) and Michael Shyu (86) also competed.

"It helps playing together when we're in tough times and not hitting it well," Andrew said. "You have to grind it out and think of when you were playing better. We've done it before."

Andrew hopes to play in college, but hasn't picked a school.

"They're not vocal leaders, but Andrew has been one our best guys for four years, and he has been one of our most consistent guys," Unk said. "As a coach, it's good to know that he probably is going to shoot a pretty decent score. ... You can count on him, and Michael is getting that way, too. We have five good players and I'm comfortable with any of the five being in any position."

Football team travels
to New Philadelphia

The football team visits New Philadelphia on Friday, Sept. 15, for the first meeting between the programs.

The Quakers improved to 3-0 by defeating Canal Fulton Northwest 28-6 on Sept. 8.

"I like road trips because the guys are on a bus focused and they can't go out and do other things," said coach Bob Jacoby, whose team is 0-3.

"I've always liked them. They're great. You get to see all different kinds of football and see different styles from all over the state."

The Cardinals scored their first points of the season in a 24-23 loss to Independence on Sept. 8. The 76ers rallied from a 17-point deficit for the victory.

Clayton Anderson kicked a 32-yard field goal in the first quarter for the Cardinals' first points after they were shut out by Upper Arlington (53-0 on Aug. 25) and Reynoldsburg (34-0 on Sept. 1).

Roland Rowe had a 4-yard touchdown run as the Cardinals led 10-0 entering the second quarter. He finished with 97 yards on 21 carries.

Taylor Bryant led with 125 yards rushing on 15 carries, including an 85-yard touchdown. Quarterback Brooks McCann added a 3-yard scoring run.

Soccer team wins CCL
opener against Hartley

The soccer team was 5-1-1 overall and 1-0 in the CCL after defeating Hartley 4-0 on Sept. 5.

Drew McClimon scored two goals and goalkeeper Joseph Marchionda had one save against the Hawks.

St. Charles was tied with Wadsworth for ninth in last week's Division I state poll behind top-ranked Liberty.

The Cardinals played fifth-ranked Beavercreek to a 1-all tie Sept. 9. Ian Smith scored and Marchionda had nine saves.




Below are the coming schedules for the St. Charles cross country, golf and water polo teams:


Sept. 16 -- Otterbein Invitational


Sept. 16 -- Findlay Trojan Invitational at Findlay Country Club


Sept. 16-17 -- Cincinnati St. Xavier Invitational