Trivisonno nabs first

Aurora golf pro Gary Trivisonno took top honors in the regular division and the seniors division in the Northern Ohio PGA's Stroke Play Series 7 tournament on July 21 at Barrington Golf Club. He shot 8-under-par 64 to win $1,200 in the regular division and $700 in the seniors division.

Other locals in the regular division were Barrington's Mark Sierak, tied for 13th at 74; Barrington's Richard Greene, tied for 30th at 76; Barrington's Katie Jenior, tied for 40th at 78; and Walden's Jacob Kruegel, 60th at 88.

In the seniors division, Walden's Mitch Camp finished third at even-par 72 and Barrington's Gus Mehallis was tied for 10th at 77.

Holub claims honors

In the first collegiate golf preview event at Barrington Golf Club last week, Dennis Holub of Reminderville earned first place with a 1-under-par 71, 2 shots better than the next best golfer.

Pair in Monastra race

In the Joseph Monastra Refuse to Lose 5K, Brianna Gogan of Reminderville took second place in women 13-14 in 24:55.2 and Mark Muroski was seventh in men 60-69 in 33:37.1.

More runs coming up

Distance runs coming up Aug. 2 are at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the Independence Civic Center, while Aug. 3 events are at Greenbrier Commons in Parma Heights and Lorain County Community College in Elyria. For details, visit

The Twins Days 5K will take place Aug. 3 in Twinsburg. For details, visit The Maple Heights 5K to support the cross country team will be Aug. 2 and the Kathleen Neitert Run For Hope will be Aug. 3 at Sunny Lake Park in Aurora. For details, visit

Locals in golf events

In the Northern Ohio Golf Association's Seniors East Championship, Rick Areddy of Aurora tied fof eighth place in the 55-59 division at 7-over-par 78, while in the 60-64 division Jim Harless of Barrington was third at 3-over-par 74. The tourney took place at Youngstown Country Club.

In the sneiors division of the Summer Stroke Play Championship at Shaker Heights Country Club, Areddy was second at 5-over-par 76, Harless tied for 15th at6 85 and Ed Taber was 19th at 89.

Sloe, Burns in Novak

Aurora residents Christopher Sloe (boys 16-19) and John Burns (boys 13-15) are in the finals of the Kenny Novak youth golf tournament this week. The tourney is July 30-31 at Club Walden.

Capretta gets honors

Joe Capretta of Aurora and Sammy Blazenyak of Macedonia were named to the 14U all-tournament team at the National Amateur Baseball Federation event in Knoxville, Tenn. The NABF was established in 1914, and is the oldest continually operated national baseball organization. Capretta and Blazenyak play for the Diamond Boys based in Hudson.

G-Men nab 13U title

The Aurora G-Plex G-Men 13U baseball team captured the 2014 Buckeye League championship recently with a 4-3 victory over the Hudson Fury. The latter team came into the game with a 19-0 record. The G-Men scored in the last inning to capture its first league championship. In June, G-Plex won the 13U Euclid baseball tournament.

Members of the team are coaches Chris Tremblay and Pete Elliott, Will Carpenter, Colin McNamara, Tommy Chiudioni, Max Faulds, Adon Tell, TylerTonsing , Jake Elliott, Sam Dolan, Graham Aldredge, Kyle Farrell and Carter Gerbrick.

Coaching pacts given

At the Aurora Board of Education's July 28 meeting, Mark Dingman was awarded a supplemental contract as a volunteer football coach and Heather Lodwick was given a supplemental contract as an assistant volleyball coach. Meanwhile, the Board accepted the resignation from his supplemental contract of swimming head coach Colin Kelly.

KSU gridders picked

to finish low in MAC

Members of the Mid-American Conference football media last week picked the Kent State football team to finish fifth in their preseason poll.

"To be honest with you, we don't deserve to be any higher in my opinion," said KSU head coach Paul Haynes. "We are where we should be."

The Flashes made an abrupt fall from grace in Haynes' rookie season a year ago, finishing 4-8 after earning a school-record 11 wins and advancing to the MAC championship game in 2012.

Defending MAC champion Bowling Green was picked to capture the East Division title, and received the most votes to win the MAC championship game. In the West Division, Toledo was the narrow favorite.

-- Allen Moff, Record-Courier