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Sports Wire-Aug. 3

Published: August 3, 2016 1:00 AM
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Gentille leads Hudson

varsity girls in soccer

Aurora High graduate and Aurora resident Chris Gentille has been named varsity head coach for Hudson High girls soccer for 2016-17.

Gentille has coached the varsity girls teams at Ravenna and Twinsburg, and led the Tigers to a 16-1-1 record in 2013, when he earned honors as the Division I high school girls coach of the year.

He also was Greater Cleveland Division I girls coach of the year in 2012 and 2013 Northern Ohio Conference coach of the year in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

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"I am very excited to be a part of Hudson girls soccer," said Gentille. "I'm looking forward to being a part of the continued success of this special program."

Gentille and his wife Danielle have three children.

Sloe wins golf crown,

nabs second in Novak

For the second time in two years, Aurora resident and John Carroll University student Chris Sloe was the boys 16-19 champion in the Matt Mishler Junior Portage County Amateur golf tournament last week.

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The tourney took place at Oak Knolls in Kent and Windmill Lakes in Ravenna.

Sloe followed up his opening round of 78 with an 80 for a total of 158 to win the division by 5 strokes over Garrettsville's Derek Miller. Aurora's Michael Avalon finished in fourth place with 166.

In the boys 12 and under division, Aurora's Aaron Baker shot 52 for 9 holes in his first round and did not compete in the second round.

Meanwhile, right after Sloe finished up the Junior Portage, he finished second in the boys 16-19 division of the Kenny Novak Championship at Club Walden.

He shot 19-over-par 77-77-154 to tie with Zach Mandry, who won the title in a one-hole sudden-death playoff. Sloe was the only Auroran to compete in the Novak event.

10U team wins crown

The Aurora Greenmen 10U travel team won its division's championship in the Buckeye Baseball League this summer.

Coaches are Jay Perez, Jimmy Musgrave, Matt Fletcher, Michael Embrescia and Lou Genovese.

Players are Marcus Perez, Armen Perez, Joey Onk, William Genovese, Colin Musgrave, Nate Fletcher, Matt Packard, Chris McBirney, Caleb Burgoyne, Colin Hensley, Raul Gamez and Jameson Embrescia.

Four Aurorans in run

Four Aurora residents participated in the I Stand With Cops 5K recently. Results were: Bailey McGee, second inn women 11-14 (25:13); Peggy McGee, fifth in women 40-44 (29:18); Christine Louis, first in women 50-54 (26:29; and Mark Muroski, first in men 60-64 (34:12).

Distance runs slated

The Crooked River Otter 5K is coming up Aug. 6 at Fred Fuller Park in Kent. For details, visit www.kentparksandrec.com/3095

Several other distance runs are coming up this weekend, including on Aug. 6, the OutRun Ovarian Cancer event at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the Race for Independence at Independence Civic Center.

On Aug. 7 are the Northern Ohio Lactation Association 5K at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, the Hofbrauhaus Cleveland 5K and 10K and the Lake Health University Seidman Cancer Center run at Holden Arboretum in Kirtland.

For details about the above, visit www.hermescleveland.com.

Two locals in tourney

Two local pro golfers were among those competing in the recent Northern Ohio PGA's R.C. Miller Memorial Pro-Pro-Am-Am tournament at Alliance Country Club.

Barrington's Susan Jenior teamed with Matt Bright, Brian Binegar and Joe Meglen to fire a 3-under-par 137 to tie for eighth place, while Club Walden's Mitch Camp teamed with Bill Lavery, Sean Patrick and Dave Vidmar for a 2-under 138 and 10th place.

The winning score was 11-under-par 129.

Bollas contending for

KSU's starting QB job

You won't see Kent State football coach Paul Haynes breaking down the mechanics of quarterbacks George Bollas, Justin Agner and Mylik Mitchell while they compete for the starting job early in preseason camp.

"I don't know anything about throwing motion. All I want out of our quarterback is someone who has presence in the huddle, who demands the respect of their teammates and demands excellence from our team. That's what I'm looking for," said Haynes.

"Whoever that is, as fast as we feel comfortable naming him, that's who [will start]."

Haynes said that Aurora High grad Bollas and Agner are "slightly ahead" of Mitchell right now because they're more comfortable leading the team.

Bollas, a redshirt sophomore, started five games for the Golden Flashes last season. Agner is a true freshman from Georgia, but he played at Air Force Prep last year and took part in spring drills at KSU. Mitchell is a redshirt freshman from Cleveland John Hay.

Haynes said a starting quarterback will be chosen relatively early in preseason camp.

"Hopefully within the first week or two we'll name a starter, and we'll get rolling," he said. "We'll try to name the starter as fast as we feel comfortable, but [the competition] won't go [longer than] week two of camp."

-- Allen Moff, Record-Courier

Kent State picked last

Media outlets that cover the Mid-American Conference have predicted that Kent State University's football team will finish last in the East Division this fall. Bowling Green and Ohio University are listed as the top contenders.

Meanwhile, several media outlets have predicted KSU coach Paul Haynes must lead his team to at least a .500 record to keep his job. His team was 3-9 last year and 9-26 in his first three seasons. Haynes is in the fourth year of his five-year contract.

Aurora golfers qualify

Two Aurora junior golfers advanced to thye sub-regional at Westfield Country Club in the Natioinal Drive, Chip and Putt competition after a qualifier at Windmill Golf Center in Macedonia.

They are Christopher Pollak in the boys 7-9 age division and Parker Barrett, who finished first in the boys 10-11 division.

3 in Portage Amateur

Three Aurora golfers competed in the Portage County Amateur golf tournament over the weekend.

Bud Radis finished 3 strokes behind winner Luke Liberatore of Kent in the county division, shooting 75-75-150. Rob Schustrich of Windham was second.

Radis recently completed his four-year college career at Miami of Ohio. He is a two-time county division winner.

Scott Schroeder, a member of the Baldwin Wallace College golf team. tied for fourth with 73-80-153 and Alex Avalon shot 86-83-169.

Jake Appleby of North Canton won the open division with 146 and Macie Hysell of Ravenna won the women's division with 159.

Thirty golfers competed in the county division, 34 in open and three in women's.

Senior golfers sought

Registration continues for the Portage County Senior Amateur golf tournament Aug. 27-28 at Oak Knolls and Windmill Lakes.

Register online at www.recordpub.com, scroll down the left side of the pae and click on the submissions line or stop y the host golf courses to pick up form and register.

For details, email golffam2@gmail.com or call 330-206-9083.

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