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Sports Wire-Sept. 21

Published: September 21, 2016 1:00 AM

Harmon's runners in

action in Lerch event

Harmon's cross country teams competed at the Bruce Lerch Invitational at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School on Sept. 10.

The girls varsity placed fourth, boys varsity was fifth, girls open runners were 11th and boys open runners were second.

The top seven varsity girls were: Morgan Schmitt, third in 13:17; Ila Kerchenski, ninth; Victoria Blechschmid, 33rd; Hayley Joselyn, 64th; Faith Bulone, 74th; Lilly Bates, 89th; and Faith Carlson, 94th.

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The top seven varsity boys were: Matthew Singleton, ninth in 11:58; Andrew Ploskunak, 12th; Gavin Kane, 17th; Jimmy Mehallis, 31st; Max Manderbach, 35th; Hayden Hall, 45th; and Andrew Horvath, 61st.

Leading the girls open runners were: Avery Hendl, 61st in 17:40; Amelia Taylor, 76th; Catherine John, 83rd; Chloe McGhee, 113th; Grace Williamson, 122nd; Addison Kokely, 139th; and Katie Krofcheck, 143rd.

Leading the boys open runners were: Spencer Baldwin, eighth in 13:07; Collin Sapochetti, 14th; Nick Boehm, 15th; Kevin Whitbread, 17th; Alex Ventimiglia, 29th; Michael Stoycos, 30th; and Ryan Plisko, 37th.

Schroeder shoots 150

The Baldwin Wallace University men's golf finished second at the two-day Raider Invitational hosted by the University of Mount Union at Alliance Country Club.

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Baldwin Wallace (609) strokes) finished second to Mount Union's 604. Aurora High graduate Scott Schroeder, a senior, shot 74-76-150, his team's second best score.

AHS grads at Ashland

Two Aurora High graduates are playing sports at Ashland University this fall.

Justin Wazbinski, a marketing major and son of Robert and Leslie Wazbinski, is a junior defensive tackle on the football team. He is a 2014 graduate of AHS.

Justin Kowalski, a biology major and freshman midfielder for the boys soccer team, is a 2016 graduate of AHS.

Standings in softball

Here are the most recent standings in Aurora Park and Recreation's fall adult softball leagues:

Men's Tuesday -- T.L. Service Center (Carriage Windows) 11-1, Darko and Junkyard Dogs 10-2, Mantua Corners 7-5, Great Lakes Valet and Landmark Property Services 6-6, Christmas Ale Club 4-8, OEM/Miller 3-9, Chesterland Barflies 2-10 and Rovisys 1-11.

Coed Friday -- Holy Crap 10-0, Lakeside Terrace/Camelot Village 9-0, Carlton Yarnell Chipping 8-0, T Jay's Collision Center and Doogan's 5-4, Dream Killers (Ray's) 5-5, Indians and Cleats and Cleveage 4-6, Tri-County Power Tool 2-6, Pipeline Inspection Services 2-7 and Goonies and Some-Mitt 0-8.

Four in half-marathon

In the River Run Half-Marathon men 45-49, Rick Clary of Aurora placed fifth in 1:32:08 and James Zucker was 30th in 1:49:31. In women 50-54, Julie Ozersky was seventh in 1:54:22 and Julia Riley was 23rd in 2:10:15.

Distance runs slated

More distance runs are on tap this weekend in the region.

On Sept. 24 are the Superhero 5K at Sunny Lake Park in Aurora and Lorain County Voices for Recovery at Black River Reservation in Elyria.

On Sept. 25 are the Tom Madzy Short Run at Berea Midpark Highand Celebrating Recovery 5K at Edgewater Park in Cleveland.

Youth football results

Current standings of Aurora teams in the Western Reserve Youth Football League are: varsity -- White 2-0, Gold and Green 1-1; junior varsity -- Green 1-1.

Recent scores are: varsity -- White 20, Kenston Red 6; Gold 13, Woodridge White 12; Green 21, Nordonia Black 0; junior varsity -- Green 14, Woodridge Maroon 6.

Deer hunting to start

with archery season

Ohio is opening deer hunting with the annual archery season, followed by statewide youth gun, gun and muzzleloader seasons.

Hunters participating in the archery season that starts Sept. 24 must have a valid Ohio hunting license and a valid deer permit.

The Department of Natural Resources says white-tailed deer hunters will find similar hunting regulations to last year and county bag limits and antlerless permit use unchanged.

The statewide bag limit is six deer, including no more than one buck.

Overall, deer populations are slightly higher than last year, spurring predictions that the statewide harvest could increase 5 percent to 10 percent.

The youth gun season runs Nov. 19-20, with gun season taking place Nov. 28-Dec. 4 and Dec. 17-18. Muzzleloader has been moved to Jan. 7-10.

-- The Associated Press


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