Sports Boosters prepare
for annual reverse raffle
The Aurora All-Sports Boosters' annual reverse raffle will take place March 9 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Aurora Golf Club.
Donations are needed for the silent auction. Items such as gift baskets, vacation condos, sports tickets, gift certificates, sports equipment, jewelry, sports clothing and services are needed. For details, call Jennifer Miller at 216-403-1804.
Cost to attend the event is $130 a couple for two dinners, one chance and two drink tickets, $85 for one dinner, one chance and one drink tickets and $40 for a chance only.
Grand prize is $2,000. Tickets are available at the Aurora athletic office at 330-954-2008, Mazzulo's Market in Aurora or from Jennifer at the phone number above.
Schwartz still in hockey
Aurora High School graduate Ronnie Schwartz continues to play ice hockey in the Northern Pacific Hockey League Tier III Junior A program.
In December 2012, he was traded from the Eugene (Ore.) Generals to the Vancouver (Wash.) Vipers, and has become the No. 1 goalie for the Vipers.
Schwartz's goal for next season is to play for a Division III university hockey team. He is eligible to play junior hockey for one more season and has been asked by Vancouver to return next season.
KSU's men split contests;
women beaten by Toledo
Kent State University men's basketball team split a pair of games last week to head into this week at 14-12 overall and 5-7 in the Mid-American Conference. It beat Miami 87-70 and lost to Ohio University 78-75.
Against Miami, Chris Evans tallied 22 points, Randall Holt and Kris Brewer each had 13, Mark Henniger 11 and Bryson Pope 10. Against OU, Evans had 18 points, Brewer 14 and Pope 9.
Meanwhile, KSU's women (3-21, 1-10) were crushed by Toledo 82-45 as Tamzin Barroilhet had 10 points and Rachel Mendelsohn had 8.
The men will play at Loyola of Chicago in an ESPN Bracketbuster game Feb. 23 and will host Buffalo on Feb. 27. The women will host Ohio University tonight (Feb. 20) at 7 and Akron on Feb. 23 at noon and will play at Miami on Feb. 28.
6 compete in tower run
In the recent Tackle the Tower stair climbing event at Erieview Tower in Cleveland, Aurora's Joshua Barry placed second in the men 35 to 39 division in 4:53.5, while Henk Stock of Aurora was 25th in 7:58.3. Gerry Weil was ninth in men 40-44 in 6:13.2.
In women's competition, April Moss of Aurora was 56th in 25 to 29 in 13:05.08 and Valerie Stern was third in 40 to 44 in 6:50.1. Eric Moss was 39th in the firefighter division in 12:19.7.
Area residents can sign
up for local sports action
Aurora recreation dodgeball for adults and the adult men's basketball open gym program are under way for this winter. Basketball runs Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 10 p.m. through March 21 at Harmon School, and dodgeball runs Mondays from 6 to 9 p.m. in Miller School's gymnasium.
Registration for Aurora Baseball League baseball and softball is under way until March 31.
Signups for spring youth soccer will run through March 22, with practices beginning April 4 and Saturdays games running from April 12 to June 8. Cost is $60 for residents and $70 for non-residents.
Deadline to regtister for spring and summer adult softball leagues is March 30 for returning teams and April 6 for new teams. There are a Friday men's league running from April 19 to July 19 and a Wednesday coed league running from April 17 to July 10. Cost is $425 per team, plus a $10 per team umpire fee per game.
Snowball race coming up
The Snowball Run is coming up Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. at Bay Village High School. For details, visit www.hermescleveland.com.