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Burns also in tourney

In the boys 13-15 division of the Kenny Novak Memorial golf tournament at Club Walden, John Burns of Aurora shot 82 to tie for eighth place in a field of 16.

Christopher Sloe, who finished 10th in the boys 16-19 division with a 36-hole total of 161, and Burns were the only two competitors from Aurora.

Burns' effort was omitted from information about the tournament published in the Advocate's Aug. 6 edition.

Results of Nietert run

at Sunny Lake posted

The Kathleen Nietert 5K Run took place Aug. 3 at Sunny Lake Park in Aurora. Twenty-five runners participated. Here are the results:

Steve Myers, 20:52; Rob Young, 21.24; Skakita Kabricek, 21:38; Josh Whitmore, 23:15; Dan Kabicek, 24:03; Jay Whitmore, 28:10; Jane Zagorski, 28:10; Kelly Sweress, 28:40; Kellie Stocynski, 29:39.

Lynne Morrison, 29:40; Richard Stager, 29:57; Tina DeDario, 30:00; Patrica Briggs, 31:53; Patty Crooks, 31:53; Chris Flowers, 31:54; Cindy McNight, 32:56; Mark Sanderson, 35:21; Christie Gillern, 35:40.

Jennifer Davis, 36:17; Jennifer Hirsch, 36:29; Katherine Titus, 38:01; Mark Bruggeman, 39:11; Danielle Richardson, 42:19; Danielle Richardson, 42:19; Janet Zimmerman, 47:09; Davin Kabicek, 50:06.

Trivisonno, others 2nd

Aurora's Gary Trivisonno teamed up with others to take second place with an 11-under-par 133 in the Northern Ohio PGA's Senior-3 Junior Pro golf tournament at Silver Lake Country Club. The others were Mike Pickett, Randy Dietz and Jaysen Hansen. They earned $1,600.

Girls golfers beat foe,

finish 12th in tourney

Aurora High's girls varsity golf team beat Tallmadge 214-273 in an opening week match last week at Gleneagles Golf Club in Twinsburg.

Scores that counted in the team total were: Asia Lerner 49, Gia Leone 54, Erin Grohe 55 and Erin Murphy 56. Other scores were: Carolyn Hurley 66 and Sydney Shock 67.

Meanwhile, in the 18-hole Lady Rough Rider Invitational on Aug. 9 at the Fairways at Twin Lakes, AHS placed 12th out of 13 teams with 442 strokes in the afternoon flight. Aurora's scores were: Lerner 94, Murphy 108, Leon 119, Henzi Myers 121 and Shock 123.

Kent Roosevelt was the winner of the afternoon flight with 309, followed by Green with 337.

Ganzhorn is a winner

In the recent Cleveland Women's Golf Association championship tournament at Canterbury Country Club, Barrington Golf Club's Kathy Ganzhorn won the Flight 2 consolation bracket 3-and-2 over Jackie Carpenter.

Leindecker places 1st

Aurora resident Tom Leindecker placed first in the men's 36-40 age division at the Cleveland Clinic Independence 5K. His time was 20:18.37.

In the Outrun Ovarian Cancer 5K recently, Jon Deacon of Aurora finished 22nd in the men 20-24 division. Denise Lepole placed 70th in women 25-29 in 1:01:43.2, Amy Sustar was 30th in women 30-34 in 30:20.3 and Peggy Garibaldi was sixth in women 50-54 in 26:39.3.

Run set at Sunny Lake

Sunny Lake Park in Aurora is the location of the Superhero 5K to benefit the Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation. It will be Aug. 16 at 8:30 a.m. In addition to the 5K, there will be a 2-mile walk.

The Gay Games 5K and 10K runs will be Aug. 14 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, while also coming up this weekend are the Painted Pony Run on Aug. 16 at Strongsville Rec Park 3 and the Lake View Cemetery Run on Aug. 17 in Cleveland. For details on all the above, visit www.hermescleveland.com.

The Heart & Sole Half-Marathon will be Aug. 16 in Wooster. For details, visit www.ohiochallengeseries.com.

Football is top sport

in number of players

According to the Natioinal Federation of State High School Associations' 2012-13 High School Athletics Participation Survey, the sport which involves the most students is football (about 1.08 million).

For males, track and field was in second place with 580,672 participants, followed by basketball with 538,676, baseball 474,791, soccer 410,982, wrestling 270,200, cross country 249,200, tennis 157,247, golf 152,584 and swimming and diving 138,177.

For females, the top sport was track and field with 472,939 participants, followed by basketball 433,120, volleyball 420,208, soccer 371,532, softball 362,488, cross country 214,369, tennis 181,116, swimming and diving 163,992, competitive spirit squads 116,508 and lacross 77,258.

Barrington improves

The Cleveland Women's Golf Association's final team match was played Aug. 7 at Kirtland Country Club.

Barrington Golf Club was the most improved team, moving up six places from 10th to fourth. Players are Chris Shibley, Natalia Nelson, Cathy Harless, captain Beth McMillen and Kelly Pollak.

Kirtland Country Club won the team title with 698.5 points, followed by The Country Club (681.5) and Westwood Country Club (676).

Softball finals slated

The final games in the Aurora Parks-Rec Department coed adult softball tournament are scheduled for tonight (Aug. 13) from 6:30 to 9:30, and a final game at 10:30 if necessary.

Youth grid play starts

The Aurora youth football season is about to start. Photo day will be Aug. 16 from 9 a.m. to noon at the high school practice fields behind Veterans Stadium.

Here is the schedule for the opening week:

Aug. 23 -- Aurora Green varsity at Hudson White at 2:30 p.m.; Aurora Green JVs at Hdson Blue at 4 p.m.; Aug. 24 -- Hudson Black varsity at Aurora Gold at 11:30 a.m.; Hudson Silver varsity at Aurora White at 1 p.m.; and Hudson Silver JVs at Aurora Gold at 2:30 p.m.

ABL 8U tryouts slated

A new date has been determined for Aurora Baseball League 8U travel team tryouts. They will be Sept. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Fields 10 and 11 behind Craddock School.

Players trying out must be Aurora residents or attend Aurora schools. Forms to sign up are available online at www.aurorabaseballleague.com. Forms can be emailed to wes-88@live.com or brought to the tryouts.

The next ABL board of directors meeting will be Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Howard Hanna community room in front of Barrington Town Center.

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