Trivisonno PGA qualifier
Aurora resident Gary Trivisonno qualified for next year's PGA National Championship during last week's Northern Ohio PGA Professional Championship at Chagrin Valley Country Club.
He shot 1-under-par 214 to tie for third place and pocketed $1,283. Rob Moss, pro at the Pepper Pike Club won $3,000 with a low score of 6-under-par 207. Gary Robinson of Barberton Brookside was runnerup at 212 and Steve Mulcahy of Shawnee Country Club and Jeff Ritchey of Lakewood Country Club were tied with Trivisonno.
Barrington Golf Club pro Mark Sierak finished in a tie for 10th place at 217 and will be among the alternates for the PGA Championship. Club Walden's Mitch Camp shot 11 over par for the first two rounds and did not qualify to play in the final round.
Muroski in distance run
In the Holy Name Big Creek Run recently, Aurora resident Mark Muroski place fourth in men 55-59 with a time of 33:22.68.
Area residents who want to run further than a normal 5K race can compete Sept. 8 in the River Run Half-Marathon in the Rocky River Reservoir of the Cleveland Metroparks system. For information, visit www.hermescleveland.com.
Softball standings noted
Standings in the Aurora adult softball men's Tuesday night league after games of Aug. 27 were: the Flip Side and Panini's 7-1, DWY Construction and Papous Tap & Grille 4-4, Hard Knocks 2-6 and Aurora Car Care 0-8.
Kent State grid unit wins, but lose star back Archer
A day that started with hope and promise oozing from Dix Stadium ended with Kent State's football team narrowly avoiding disaster in its 2013 opener against LIberty on Aug. 29.
The Golden Flashes needed a 42-yard touchdown pass from redshirt freshman quargterback Colin Reardon to junior wide receiver Chris Humphrey with 4:28 reaming, and a pair of huge plays by senior cornerback Darius Polk in the closing minutes to eke out a 17-10 victory over the Flames before a crowd of 20,790.
Averting the upset was huge for a Golden Flashes team coming off the best season in school history, but it came with a price as senior speedser Dri Archer left the game in the first quarter after just three carries for 10 yards with an ankle injury and did not return.
AHS graduate Anthony Melchiori kicked two extra points and a 39-yard field goal for Kent State, which hosts Bowling Green on Sept. 7.
PGA assistants compete
The Northern Ohio PGA Assistants Championship was to take place Sept. 3 as PGA assistants at northern Ohio golf clubs were to take to the course at HUdson Country Club for a 36-hole event.
Among the locals competing was Vinnie Paolozzi of Barrington Golf Club. Results were not available because the event was after the Advocate's weekly deadline.