Picnic, RubberDucks

game slated for ABL

Families with participants in the Aurora Baseball League are reminded that the annual family picnic will be July 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sunny Lake Park's main pavilion off East Mennonite Road.

The ABL will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and cold salads. T-ball families should provide beverages, other baseball teams should provide fruit and/or potato chips and softball teams should provide desserts.

Entertainment is provided by Game Truck. Families also are welcome to take yard games. The event will take place rain or shine, and participants are advised to come prepared for the weather.

Meanwhile, the deadline for reservations for the ABL's family day at Canal Park in Akron is June 26. Order forms are available at www.aurorabaseballleague.com.

The Akron RubberDucks will play the Bowie Baysox at 2:05 p.m. Families should arrive by 12:45 p.m. for the ABL parade. Anyone having questions should contact their player's coach, the league director or Doug Baldwin at Baldwin803@gmail.com.

Session 2 of travel and tournament baseball tryouts will be July 20 at Sunny Lake Park (9 a.m. to noon for 12-14U and 1 to 4 p.m. for 9-11U). Session 1 tryouts were postponed because of weather and likely will be rescheduled in August.

Calders, Muroski run;

more events planned

Three members of the Calder family from Aurora participated in the recent Holy Name Big Creek Run.

Luke Calder finished first in men 14 and under in 25:56.53, Deanna Calder placed first in women 15-19 in 23:06.09 and Chad Calder was ninth in men 45-49 in 27:46.08.

Also running was Aurora resident Mark Muroski, who finished sixth in men 60-64 in 36:53.18.

In the Slavic Village Pierogi Dash, Cindy Hollo of Aurora placed sixth in women 60-64 in 45:57.2.

Coming up June 28 are the Run for the Hills at Nordonia Hills YMCA in Macedonia and the Fat Little 5K at Fat Little Buddies in Olmsted Township.

Coming up June 29 are the Little Helping Hands at Holy Name High School in Parma Heights and the Brecksville Homes Days Run at Brecksville Community Center. For details, visit www.hermescleveland.com.

3 pro golfers in action

In the Northern Ohio PGA's Stroke Play Series 3 event at the Pepper Pike Club, Mitch Camp of Club Walden won the seniors division with an even-par 70. He pocketed $800. Auroran Gary Trivisonno tied for second at 72 and won $433. Auroran Gus Mehallis shot 9-over-par 79 and finished out of the money.

In the Stroke Play Series 4 event at Plum Brook Country Club, Camp and Trivisonno tied for third in the seniors division at 2-over-par 73 and each won $233.

In Stroke Play Series 4, Katie Jenior of Barrington Golf Club tied for 21st in the regular division at 3-over-par 74, but finished out of the money. In Stroke Play Series 3, she tied for 20th at 4-over-par 74 and pocketed $190.

Gordon is top runner

Reminderville resident Dominic Gordon, 12, completed the Cleveland Marathon on May 18 by finishing first in the men 14 and under age group. His time was 5:45. His father, Andrew, said Dominic trained diligently for his marathon attempt. "We were pretty proud that he stuck to a four-month training schedule and took it very seriously, while getting straight A's in sixth grade for the year," Andrew said.

Four in golf qualifiers

The following Aurorans competed in a Northern Ohio PGA junior qualifier for the Kenny Novak golf tournament last week at the Country Club of Hudson: boys 16-19 -- Conor O'Callaghan (40), Christopher Sloe (42) and Jack Brubacker (43). None qualified.

In a boys 13-15 qualifier at Windmill Lakes in Ravenna, Auroran John Burns shot 10-over-par 80, while in the boys 16-19 division, Brubaker shot 99, but neither qualified.

Mylotts stand out for

WRA's baseball team

Two Aurora residents were named co-most valuable players for the Western Reserve Academy baseball team this spring. They are seniors-to-be Patrick and Joey Mylott.

"Patrick turned in the third highest batting average [.388] on the team, but it was behind the plate as our primary catcher where he shined," said head coach Rich Hoffman. "I can honestly say there was not a catcher on an opposing team that I would rather have over the one I put behind the plate on a regular basis this year."

"Joey led our team in batting average [.444] and his defense at first base was remarkable. Whether it was a play against Streetsboro or one of the many plays where he made a swipe tag on the base runner, Joey got us back to the dugout on many occasions."

The WRA varsity ended the 2014 season with a 9-8 record. Jack McKenzie of Hudson earned a Gold Medal, the school's highest athletic honor.

Coaches get contracts

The Aurora Board of Education awarded supplemental contracts for several coaching positions at its June 23 meeting.

Included were: Jenna Schadle, girls track head coach; Erika Greenberg and Rick Buoncore, girls track assistants; Chris Radtke, Corey Houlahan and Sara Anthony, boys track assistants; Micky Colangelo, softball assistant; John Farrell, girls soccer assisant; Matthew Carpenter, baseball; Sean Black, girls basketball assistant; Jason Lewandowski and Thomas Mental, football assistants.

Two shoot low score

Barrington Golf Club golfers Kathy Ganzhorn and Gladys Bishchel teamed up for a low net score of 61 in the second flight of the Cleveland Women's Golf Association's Gemini tournament June 19 at Avon Oaks Country Club. Fifty-four women competed in the event.

Tennis tourney slated

The Portage County Open tennis tournament will take place the week July 19-27. Participants must reside or work in Portage County. There will be high school and adult divisions (singles and doubles).

Last day for standard registration is July 7, while last day for Internet registration is July 6. Matches will take place at the Kent Roosevelt and Ravenna high school courts. For details, call the Kent Parks and Recreation Department at 330-673-8897.