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host runs on weekend

July 4 means Aurora's 5K and 1-mile fun runs, and this year is the 30th annual event.

Registration begins at 7 a.m., with the 1-miler starting at 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:30 a.m. Awards will follow.

A T-shirt will go to the first 500 registered. Race numbers and T-shirts can be picked up July 3 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail.

Registration fees are $22 for one race or $25 for both. Awards will be given to the top three finishers for both men and women in each age group.

Information is available from HMA Promotions at 216-752-5151 or hma@nac.net or the city's parks and recreation department at 330-562-4333.

Other runs coming up this weekend are the Birthday Bash and Dash 5K at Walker Road Park in Avon Lake and the Parma Run/Walk for Pierogies at Tri-C Western Campus in Parma. For details, visit www.hermescleveland.com.

The Stow Firecracker Run will be July 4 starting and ending at Holy Family Church on Route 59 in Stow. For details, visit www.funinstow.com/stow-firecracker-run/

The Medina County Red Cross Twin Sizzler 10K and 5K runs will be July 4 and the Orrville Rotary Firecracker 5K will be July 5. The Tree City 5K also will take place July 5 in Kent. For details on the later, visit www.treecityrace.com.

Golfers in tournament

Two area golfers finished in the top 10 in the championship flight of the 84th Northeast Ohio Amateur golf tournament recently at Silver Lake Country Club, Madison Golf and Country Club and The Country Club.

Dennis Holub Jr. placed third with a 9-over-par 296 for 72 holes, while Bud Radis of Aurora tied for 10th with a 15-over-par 302. Evan Lerner of Aurora tied for 28th at 318.

In the senior flight, Rick Areddy of Aurora placed fourth at 226 for 54 holes, Jim Harless tied for ninth at 232 and Larry Lahnan tied for 13th at 234.

Run results are noted;

fourth Calder omitted

In the A Most Excellent Race 5K recently, Aurora resident Jim Stepanek finished second in the men 50-54 age group in 23:52.39.

In the Woodland 5K, Jimmy Mehallis placed third in the men under 14 division in 23:34.3, while his sister Lexie was second in 23:58.1 and Whitney Lieberth was eighth in 27:40.4 in women 15-19. Other local results were Ross Salupo, fifth in men 29:18.8 in men 20-25; Bridgette Berthelot, sixth in women 30-34 in 28:50.9; David Lieberth, 11th in men 45-39 in 34:41.8; Debbie Mehallis, third in 24:28.6, and Kristin Lieberth, 16th in 44:20.1 in women 45-49; and Diane Bush, third in women 65 and over in 40:36.7.

A "Sports Wire" item in the Advocate's June 25 edition about three members of Aurora's Calder family running in the Holy Name Big Creek Run omitted a fourth Calder who participated. Olivia finished third in the women 15-19 division in 27:43.45.

Adventure race slated

Area residents will have an opportunity to run, pedal and paddle for trails and watershed conservation at the annual Headwaters Adventure Race on July 12 from 8 a.m. to noon.

The event is sponsored by and benefits the Portage Park District Foundation. It includes running 2 miles on the Headwaters Trail in Mantua, bicycling 10 miles on rural roads past scenic landscapes and paddling 5 miles on the Upper Cuyahoga River back to Mantua.

There are solo and team categories. Aurora resident Kurt Ruehr is race director. For more information or to register, email ccraycroft@portageparkdistrict.org or call 330-297-7728.

Two juniors compete

Conor O'Callaghan of Aurora tied for fifth place with two others in the Junior PGA Sectional Championship last week at Shady Hollow Country Club. He shot 12-over-par 156. Auroran Christopher Sloe tied for 33rd at 169 (25 over par).

Zach Mosholder of Tallmadge won the boys 13-18 division at 2-under-par 142 and will advance to the national PGA junior tourney July 29-Aug. 1 in Bryan, Texas.

Meanwhile, in a Kenny Novak qualifier June 27 at Willandale Golf Club outside of Sugarcreek, Sloe placed second in the boys 16-19 division with a 2-under-par 72.

More juniors in action

A handful of local junior golfers participated with three pros from Barrington Golf Club in the recent Pro-3 Juniors tournament at Westfield Country Club's North course.

Barrington head pro Mark Sierak, along with Brent Dubin, Brad Smrdel and Kent's Griffen Wise, and Barrington assistant pro Rich Green, along with Keegan Wise, Matt Maselli and Mike Pavone, tied for seventh at 131. Barrington assistant pro Katie Jenior, along with Coreena Wise, Jay Peelman and Jack Aleva, finished 19th at 138.

The junior golfers listed are from Aurora, except for the Wise siblings.

Ganzhorn is honored;

will head to Canisius

Recent University School graduate and Aurora resident Liam Ganzhorn was named as an All-American and to the all-state first team in Division II boys lacrosse.

He has a received a Division I lacrosse scholarship to play at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. During his tenure at University School he started all four years as goalie, and as a freshman in the state championship game was named defensive MVP.

University School won its ninth consecutive state quarterfinal championship game this year, but failed to advance to the state finals with an 8-7 loss to Chagrin Falls.

This summer, Ganzhorn is working out for college and will continue playing and coaching with his club team Burning River Lacrosse, which offers programs for males and females of varying ages.

7 in Ohio Open's field

Several local golfers are competing this week in the 93rd annual Ohio Open golf tournament at Westfield Country Club North and South. Included are pros Gary Trivisonno (Windmill Golf Center), Mitch Camp (Walden) and Mark Sierak (Barrington). Amateurs are Dennis Holub, Evan Lerner, Tyler McHugh and Bud Radis. The final round of the 54-hole tournament will take place today (July 2).

Trivisonno places 36th

Auroran Gary Trivisonno finished in a tie for 36th place in the PGA Professional National Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. He shot 8-over-par 296 for 72 holes. He is a teaching professional at Windmill Golf Center in Macedonia. Jamie Broce of Ottawa Hills, Ohio, won the tourney with a 286.

Fall softball is offered

Aurora Parks-Rec adult fall softball leagues are for players out of high school and at least 18 years of age. The Tuesday men's league will play from Aug. 12 to Oct. 7. A Friday coed league will play from Aug. 15 to Oct. 10. Sign up deadlines are July 25 for returning teams and Aug. 1 for new teams. For details, call 330-562-4333.

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