Bring food, get in for free
At Aurora High School's ice hockey match against Notre Dame Cathedral Latin on Jan. 27 at 6:40 p.m. at the Pond, all students who bring a canned good will get in free. Food items will be given to the local food bank.
Youth basketball about
over; adult action nears
The Aurora Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for the annual youth travel basketball tournament, which will run Jan. 30 to Feb. 3 in several local school gymnasiums.
Playoffs are coming up soon for Aurora recreational basketball teams. PLayoffs will be Jan. 26 for third and fourth grade boys, Jan. 26 and Feb. 9 for fifth and sixth grade boys and Jan. 28 and Feb. 11 for seventh and eighth grade boys.
An Aurora Recreation night at the Cleveland Cavs will be Jan. 25.
Adult basketball kicks off Feb. 7 and runs until March 22 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 10 p.m. in Harmon School's gym. Fee is $50 for residents and $70 for non-residents.
Football state title games
to be spread over 3 days
When the Ohio High School Athletic Association goes to seven divisions for football this fall, one state championship game will be on the first Thursday in December, with three games each on Saturday and Sunday.
The 2013 championship games will continue to be played in Canton and Massillon. In 2014 and 2015, the title games will all move to Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
In other action at its January board of directors meeting, the OHSAA approved a recommendation that a school's boys and girls cross country teams must both compete in postseason action in the same division, and the two teams must travel to the same regional. Currently, more than 50 schools are split between divisions and an additional 50-plus that are in the same division compete at separate regional locations.
At its April meeting, the OHSAA's board will vote on a proposal that a golf coach can talk to a player at any time except when the player is on a green or in a sand bunker.
It also will vote on raising the net height for junior high volleyball contests from the current 7 feet to 7 feet, 4 1/8 inches, which is the same as the high school height.
Tickets on sale for mat,
All-session ticket sales for the 2013 Ohio High School Athletic Association state wrestling tournament have begun and plenty of tickets are available. The tourney runs Feb. 28 and March 1-2 at the Schottenstein Center on Ohio State University's campus.
Cost for an all-session ticket book (five sessions) is $75 for the entry and club levels and $55 for the terrace level. Single-session tickets will go on sale Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. at $15 each. Presale tickets for the first state team wrestling tourney will not be available. That tourney runs Feb. 9.
Meanwhile, tickets also are available for the boys and girls state basketball tournaments.
Boys all-session tickets are $144 each for entry and club levels and $120 for terrace. Single-session tickets go on sale March 11 at $15 for entry and club levels and $12 for terrace.
Girls all-session tickets are $64, with single-game tickets going on sale Feb. 5 at $10 each. Tickets for the girls semifinals are good for both games in each division.
Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster locations, by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
It's 1 win in 4 games for
KSU's basketball squads
Kent State University's men's basketball team fell to 11-7 overall and 2-2 in the Mid-American Conference after a 71-67 loss to Akron last week. Earlier in the week, the Golden Flashes beat Buffalo 80-68.
Against Buffalo, Randall Holt tallied 27 points, Chris Evans had 25 and Darren Goodson had 8. Against Akron, Evans had 19 points and Goodson and Kris Brewer each had 14.
Meanwhile, the KSU women fell to 2-15 and 0-4 with losses to Buffalo 69-54 and Ball State 59-44.
Against Buffalo, Trisha Krewson had 14 points and Tamzin Barroilhet had 12. Against Ball State, Rachel Mendelsohn had 17 points, Barroilhet added 11 and Amber Dunlap had 9.
The men travel to Bowling Green tonight (Jan. 23) and Northern Illionis on Jan. 30 and host Ohio University on Jan. 26. The women host Eastern Michigan on Jan. 24 and Miami of Jan. 27 and play at Central Michigan on Jan. 31.
Update on hoopster Trew
Aurora High School graduate John Trew Jr. tallied 14 points in a 79-75 loss to Malone on Jan. 19. He also had 8 rebounds and two blocked shots.
Trew had 9 points and 10 rebounds in a 78-64 loss to Walsh on Jan. 17 and 2 points and one rebound in an 86-59 loss to Hillsdale.
He is averaging 7.6 points and 6.2 rebounds a game. Dominican had a 3-14 overall record heading into this week, and 0-12 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Brizzolara ends career
Aurora High graduate Dee Brizzolara wrapped up his stellar career at the University of Chicago with his fourth All-UAA honor at wide receiver. He led the team with 41 catches for 625 yards and six touchdowns. He also returned 17 kickoffs for 343 yards (20.2 YPR) and eight punts for 86 yards (10.8 YPR). In his career, Brizzolara led NCAA Division III with 3,352 receiving yards over his four years, the school's career leader.