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2 locals make all-star

units at Solon Classic

Two Aurora residents and members of the DG Warriors youth girls basketball teams made the tournament all-star team at the recent Solon Cage Classic. They are Sydney Polk of the seventh-grade team and Shay Sellers of the sixth-grade team.

For the first time in the DG Warriors program's four years of existence, it had five teams in the semifinals and were one of only two programs to win two championships.

Princess Freeman's sixth-grade girls and Derick Polk's seventh-grade girls went undefeated to win the event. Both rolled in the championship games by more than 20 points.

Randy White's fifth-grade girls, Ron Beckett's 10th-grade boys and Ray Mallet's ninth-grade girls lost in the semis. All those teams had been together only for three to four weeks.

Sullivan runs in college

Erin Sullivan, an Aurora High School graduate, is in her junior season of track and field at Westminister College in Pennsyvlania. She is an environmental science major and a distance runner who lettered last season.

8U tryouts coming up

The Aurora Baseball League will conduct travel team tryouts for its 8U tournament team on April 28 at 11 a.m. at the Craddock School fields.

Players will be evaluated in hitting, infielding and outfielding. Registration forms will be available onsite. Tryouts are open to all Aurora residents.

Tryouts for 9U to 14U will take place June 22-23 at the Sunny Lake fields. Times will be announced later. For details, call Wes Rogge at 330-995-8620.

Distance run results told

Several local residents participated in the Healthy Solon 5K Run for Wellness on April 14. Results were as follows: Mike Giardina, first in male open (17:09.6); Alexandria Newbauer, ninth in women 20-29 (34:17.6); Scott Howell, fifth in men 30-39 (23:41.3); and Beth Kamer, fourth in women 40-49 (27:14.5)

In the Fight Like Mike 5K, Maria Piazza of Aurora took first in women 30-34 in 27:54.6.

Distance runs coming up

More distance runs are coming up in the area.

The Hermes Cleveland 10-miler will be April 27 at 8:30 a.m. at Edgewater Park in Cleveland. On April 28 are the Avon Lake High School Love A Stray Fur Fun 5K and the Providence House City2City 5K in Cleveland. For details, visit www.hermescleveland.com.

Race Judicata 5 will take place April 27 at 9 a.m. on the Towpath Trail in downtown Akron. It is sponsored by the Akron Bar Association. For details, visit www.akronbar.org. The White Hot 5K will be April 27 in Kent. For details, visit www.ohiochallengeseries.com

Turkey season under way

Ohio's spring turkey hunting season is under way through May 19 and 70,000 licensed hunters are expected to participate. Hours ae one-half hour before sunrise until noon until May 5 and a half-hour before sunrise to sunset May 6-19. Hunters can use shotguns, long-bows and crossbows to hunt wild turkeys. Last year, hunters harvested 17,657 turkeys, while the harvest in 2011 totaled 18,162.

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