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Sports Wire-Aug. 31

Published: August 31, 2016 1:00 AM
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Harmon runners win

Berkshire meet titles

Harmon School's cross country teams got off to a great start in the 2016 season as both finished first in the middle school division at the Berkshire Earlybird in Burton.

The top 10 finishers for the girls were: Morgan Schmitt, sixth in 13:00.5; Illa Kerchenski, ninth; Victoria Blechschmid, 17th; Faith Bulone, 26th; Hayley Joslyn, 29th; Faith Carlson, 42nd; Lilly Bates, 44th; Emma Baker, 62nd; Melanie Keller, 66th; and Emmy Fellenstein, 82nd.

The top 10 for the boys were: Matt Singleton, fifth in 11:24; Gavin Kane, sixth; Andrew Ploskunak, seventh; Max Manderbach, 10th; Jimmy Mehallis, 11th; Andrew Horvath, 14th; Hayden Hall, 16th; Ethan Hoff, 22nd; Aidan Sandstrom, 27th; and Matthew Studer, 36th.

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Results revealed from

several runs in region

Results of Aurora and Reminderville runners in the Believe in Dreams 5K in memory of Stacy DiJulius, which took place Aug. 21 at Sunny Lake Park, are as follows:

Brittney Ertle, second (22:40.9) in women open; Cooper Ertle, first (29:48.1) in men 10 and under; Bo DiJulius, first (23:57) and Tyler Ertle, second (24:30.7) in men 11-13; Jarrod Brezovec, second (22:23.1) in men 14-18.

Ty Mitch, first (21:10.9) in men 19-24; Adam Mighton, third (29:05.8) in men 35-39; April Nenadal, third (29:49.5) and Lynn Hunter, fourth (29:59.1) in women 35-39; Tim Ertle, first (24:30.4) and Doug Hunter, second (25:30.8) in men 40-44.

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Tim Banc, first (29:01.6) in men 45-49; Steve Sweress, second (24:52) in men 50-54; Nancy Smith, third (42:21.7) in women 50-54; David Palchesko, first (22:42), Larry Evan, second (23:46.5) and Mark Muroski, fifth (33:29.9) in men 60 and older.

In the Edna House Recovery Race, local results were: Andy Vidmar, third (24:31.8) in men 50-59; and Arlene Lightner, first (25:52) in women 50-59.

In the UH-Parma Medical Center 5K, local results were: Mark Muroski, fifth (37:58.3) in men 60-64.

Labor Day weekend

brings several races

Aurora's annual Labor Day Classic 5K and 1-mile runs will be Sept. 5 at Sunny Lake Park, with the 1-miler at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K at 9.

Runners can pick up their T-shirts and race numbers Sept. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Walker Building on West Pioneer Trail. All-you-can-eat pancakes are available after the runs for participants and non-participants, with the latter paying a fee.

Meanwhile, the Perfect 10-miler will be Sept. 4 in Lyndhurst. For information about the above events, call HMA Promotions at 216-752-5151 or email hma@nacs.net.

Also coming up this weekend are Celebrate Westlake at UH-St. John Medical Center and St. Rocco's 5K at St. Rocco Church in Cleveland, both Sept. 3; Labor Day Dash at Chagrin Falls Park Community Center on Sept. 4; and Cleveland Labor Day Oktoberfest 5K at the Cuyahoga County fairgrounds in Berea on Sept. 5.

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

McVay out for season

Kent State redshirt junior and Aurora High graduate Jake McVay will miss the 2016 football season after suffering a torn ACL during practice last week.

McVay was challenging to start at the Golden Flashes' apache position (hybrid linebacker/safety) during preseason camp. He redshirted in 2013, did not see action in 2014, then played in two games last season

McVay is expected to return to action next season, and will have one year of eligibility remaining.

The Flashes broke camp Aug. 25 and were off over the weekend. They began preparations for the Sept. 3 opener at Penn State on Aug. 29.

-- Allen Moff, Record-Courier

Three pros compete

Three local golf club assistant pros competed in the recent Northern Ohio PGA assistants championship at Alliance Country Club. Sean Patrick of Club Walden placed 28th with a 14-over-par 154, Richard Greene of Barrington tied for 29th at 156 and Katie Jenior of Barrington was 34th at 161. Jayson Hanson of Beechmont Golf Club won the event with a 5-under 135 to win $1,200.

Girls golfers defeated

In a Suburban League American Conference match last week, the Greenmen girls golf team lost to Kent Roosevelt 160-198 at the Fairways at Twin Lakes. Scores for Aurora were: Gia Leone 47, Kenzi Myers 48, Brittany Griffen 50, Olivia Traci 53, Skylar Banbury 56 and Carolyn Hurley 60.

Grid action on Cable 9

Here is the remaining schedule of football replays for Cable 9 this season:

Sept. 2 -- open; Sept. 9 -- Aurora at Twinsburg; Sept. 16 -- Hudson at Nordonia; Sept. 23 -- Barberton at Aurora; Sept. 30 -- Brecksville at Nordonia; Oct. 7 -- Wadsworth at Twinsburg; Oct. 14 -- North Royalton at Nordonia; Oct. 21 -- Twinsburg at Nordonia; Oct. 28 -- TBA.

Postseason games also may be aired depending if Aurora, Twinsburg and/or Nordonia qualify.

Standings in softball

Standings after Aug. 23 play in the Aurora Parks and Recreation Tuesday adult men's softball league are as follows:

Junk Yard Dogs and T.L. Service Center (Carriage Windows) 6-0, Darko 5-1, Great Lakes Valet 4-2, Mantua Corners 3-3, Christmas Ale Club, OEM/Miller and Landmark Property Services 2-4 and Rovisys and Chesterland Barflies 0-6.

3 pro golfers in top 10

Heading into this week's action, three local pro golfers were rated in the top 10 for the Northern Ohio PGA's player of the year award. Club Walden's Mitch Camp was fourth with 681 points, Barrington's Mark Sierak was ninth with 394 points and Aurora's Gary Trivisonno was 10th with 370 points.

Locals in golf tourney

Five Aurorans competed in the Portage County Senior Amateur golf tournament over the weekend at Oak Knolls in Kent and Windmill Lakes in Ravenna.

Ed Taber was second in the platinum division (70 and older) with 82-76-158, only one stroke behind the winner. Also in that division, Terry Bonar shot 90-96-186.

In the gold division (60-69), John Sloe shot 81-77-158, 14 strokes behind the winner, and Matt Habbyshaw shot 85-80-165. And in the senior division (50-59), Geoffrey Burge shot 78-80-158, 9 strokes behind the winner.

Agner beats out Bollas

Freshman Justin Agner has earned the starting quarterback spot for Kent State's opening football game Sept. 3 at Penn State. Kickoff is at 3:30 p.m. He earned the nod ahead of redshirt sophomore George Bollas of Aurora and redshirt freshman Mylik Mitchell. Coach Paul Haynes said the decision came down to Agner or Mitchell.

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