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Sports Wire-Aug. 24

Published: August 24, 2016 1:00 AM

Greenmen grads with

college football teams

According to Twitter @GreenmenFB, the following Aurora High graduates are on football rosters at various colleges this season:

Class of 2016 -- Josh Burger, Wofford; Mitch Evans, Mount Union; Dylan Marder, Heidelberg; Ben Nelson, John Carroll; Nolan Sotka, Ohio Northern; and Vinny Verbiar, Ohio Dominican.

Class of 2015 -- Brian McNamara, Case Western Reserve; Michael Stratton, Charleston, W.Va.; and Brandon Zamary, Wofford.

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Class of 2014 -- George Bollas, Kent State; Romel Pollard, Malone; Aaron Rataj, Hiram; and Justin Wazbinski, Ashland.

Class of 2013 -- Pat Dougherty, Indiana University; Jake McVay, Kent State; Zach Quinn, Toledo; and Zach Smerciak, Miami of Ohio; Ccass of 2012 -- Troy Watson, Ohio University.

AHS girls golfers off

to one of best starts

Aurora High's girls golf team has gotten off to one of its best starts in history. As of Aug. 19, the team had a 4-0 record in match play.

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According to coach Noah Goodman, the team finish as runnerup out of 12 teams in the morning flight, anchored by Gia Leone, Kenzi Myers and Brittany Griffen.

The squad also finished third in the Suburban League American Division tournament, up from fifth last year.

"The girls have seen above-average play from a number of its members, contributing to the overall success," said Goodman.

"Hopefully, this great start provides the team with some momentum and leads to more overall success. Myself and coach [Tim] Baczkowski couldn't be prouder of them and their efforts."

Local pros in tourney

Three local pros competed in the Northern Ohio PGA's Stroke Play Series 7 tournament Aug. 15 at Lakewood Country Club.

Club Walden's Mitch Camp tied for 11th place with a 2-over-par 73 in the regular division to earn $128. He also tied for fourth in the seniors division to earn an additional $225.

Gary Trivisonno tied for 25th at 75 in the regular division and Mark Sierak of Barrington Golf Club shot 76. Trivisonno tied for ninth in the senior division.

Running results noted

In the recent Burning River 50-mile race through the Cuyahoga Valley, David Dematteis of Aurora finished 33rd among men in 11:03:41, while Phil Ticer of Aurora was 99th in 14:08:20.

In the 50-mile back race, Lisa Arnold was eighth in the women's race in 14:55:19 and John Kennedy was fifth in the men's race in 11:03:16.

In the Run Through History at Lakeview Cemetery in Cleveland recently, Emily Fisher of Aurora finished seventh in women 25-29 in 32:58.2. Beth Fisher placed 13th in women 35-39 in 39:03.8, while Julie Ozersky was second in women 50-54 in 26:26.4.

In the Summer Scurry, Brady Marlow was 18th in men 19-31 in 49:50.4 and Debra Marlow was eighth in women 45 and over in 34:12.7.

Distance runs ahead

Distance runs continue in Northeast Ohio this weekend.

On Aug. 27 is the ZERO Prostate Cancer Run in Middleburg Heights and on Aug. 28 are the Fox 8 Fox rot at Mall C in Cleveland and the Miles for Melanoma at Edgewater Park in Cleveland. For details, visit www.hermescleveland.com.

Also coming up are the See You At the Top event in Cleveland on Aug. 27 and the Home Run in Lyndhurst on Aug. 28. For details, visit www.hmapromotions.net.

Standings for softball

After Aug. 16 games in the parks and recreation men's adult fall softball league, standings were as follows:

T.L. Service Center (Carriage) 4-0, Junk Yard Dogs 2-0, Darko 3-1, Great Lakes Valet 2-1, Christmas Ale Club, OEM/Miller and Mantua Corners 2-2, Landmark Property Services 1-3, Rovisys 0-3 and Chesterland Barflies 0-4.

Hauenstein takes first

Club Walden's Doug Hauenstein captured first place in the Northern Ohio Golf Association's Stroke Play Series 2 tournament at the Country Club of Hudson. He shot 2-under-par 70 in Senior Flight 1, while Club Walden's Ed Taber placed 10th with an 81.

Youth gridders begin

Here's the schedule for Aurora teams in the opening weekend of Western Reserve Youth Football action:

Aug. 27 -- (varsity) Aurora Green at Hudson Black at 2:30 p.m.; Aurora White at Streetsboro Blue at 4:30 p.m.; Aurora Gold at Twinsburg Gray at 6 p.m.; (JVs) Aurora Green at Streetsboro Blue at 3 p.m.

Youth soccer begins

The city's parks and recreation department are gearing up for fall youth soccer. A new prekindergarten program is being offered, as well as programs for kindergarten to fifth grades boys and girls.

The program for 3- and 4-year-olds begins Aug. 28 and runs through Oct. 23 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Practices begin next week for other age groups, with Saturday games to be played Sept. 10 to Oct. 22. A foot skills clinic for grades 1 to 8 will take place Aug. 27.

Hunting seasons near

Ohio's archery deer hunting season begins Sept. 24 and runs until Feb. 5, 2017, while squirrel season runs Sept. 1 to Jan. 31, 2017 and the fall season for wild turkeys in specific counties runs Oct. 8 to Nov. 27. For a complete rundown of upcoming hunting seasons, bag limits and regulations, visit www.wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/

McHugh shoots a 148

Auroran Tyler McHugh competed in the two stroke-play rounds of the U.S. Amateur golf tournament last week at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He shot 76-72-148, but failed to qualify for match-play.

Coaches' pacts OK'd

At its Aug. 22 meeting, the Aurora Board of Education awarded supplemental contracts for coaching to William Kras (boys soccer assistant) and Robert Wilson (girls soccer assistant).

OSU No. 6 in AP poll

The Associated Press released its preseason college football poll over the weekend, and the Ohio State Buckeyes are ranked No. 6. The Columbus team received one first-place vote from sports writers.

Alabama polled 33 fist-place votes to take the No. 1 spot. Ahead of Ohio State also are Clemson, Oklahoma, Florida State and Louisiana State.

Tribe back on Aug. 29

After playing on the road this week, the Cleveland Indians will return to Progressive Field on Aug. 29 for a three-game series against Minnesota. That will be followed by three games against the Florida Marlins from Sept. 2-4 and four against the Houston Astros from Sept. 5-8. The Tribe had a 7-game lead over the Detroit Tigers in the Amefican League Central Division at the beginning of this week.

Ducks eyeing playoffs
The Akron RubberDucks are trying to finish in at least second place in the Class AA Eastern League Wesern Division so they can compete in postseason play.
Akron was in second place heading into this week, 3 games behind Altoona and 1 1/2 games ahead of Harrisburg. The top two teams in each division face off in a best of five series, then the winners play each other in a final best of five-game series.
The RubberDucks host Reading tonight (Aug. 24), then Richmond from Aug. 25-28.
The team plays four games at Erie, then closes out the regular season Sept. 2-5 at home against Bowie.
Reading and Trenton have clinched Eastern Division spots.

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