Sectional hoops contests

are played at higher seed

A new format will be used this year for the sectional tournaments in girls and boys basketball, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

Similar to football, soccer, baseball and softball, the higher seed will have the opportunity to host sectional games instead of playing at a neutral site like has been done for decades.

The Northeast District Athletic Board will assign dates, times and officials, and it is the responsibility of the designated home site to make the date and time work and then administrate the contests.

Sectional/district tournament drawings will be conducted Feb. 3 for girls and Feb. 10 for boys. Ice hockey tourney drawings also will be conducted this weekend.

Siscos in Garage Sale 5K

Rachel and Kevin Sisco of Aurora ran in the Garage Sale 5K on Jan. 18 at Edgewater Park on the west side of Cleveland. Rachel placed 311th overal in 48:55.3 and Kevin placed 312th in 48:55.3.

Locals playing at Ashland

Two athletes from Aurora are members of teams at Ashland University. Michael Labry is a member of the wrestling team. He is majoring in business management and is the son of Marc and Denise Labry. Tyler Mae Hunter is a member of the women's track and field team. She is majoring in sports communication and is the daughter of Matthew and Lorena Hunter.