Girls golfers in midst of successful season
The Greenmen girls golf team is wrapping up one of its best seasons in history. It recently secured its 10th win (with three losses) over Brecksville Broadview Heights. Leading the charge was Brittany Griffen with a 41.
'The win was an important milestone for the girls program," said coach Noah Goodman. "It's the first time in a long time they have reached the double-digit win mark.
"In addition, this victory officially doubled our win total from last season. We have been doing it as a team all season long. It seems every match someone different is contributing to the success.
"We have been anchored by Griffen, Gia Leone and Kenzi Myers, and many others have stepped up when we needed them most."
Others who have also contributed throughout the season are second-year players Carolyn Hurley and Julia McGarry and first-year players Skyler Banbury, Maddie Millano and Olivia Traci.
"The team looks to finish strong with one more match against Copley, Suburban League postseason tournament and the OHSAA tournament," said Goodman.
The junior varsity team also has had a successful season with a 4-2 record.
Harmon male runners
nab first at Tallmadge
Harmon School's boys cross country team won the Tallmadge Middle School Madness event Sept. 24 over eight over teams, while the girls finished fourth.
Scoring points for the boys were: Matthew Singleton, fourth in 11:18.06; Spencer Baldwin, fifth in 11:22.5; Andrew Ploskunak, sixth in 11:29.49; Max Manderbach, 10th in 11:40.41; Aidan Sandstrom, 18th in 11:58.08; Jimmy Mehallis, 24th in 12:07.1; and Alex Zlocki, 35th in 12:28.21.
Scoring for the girls were: Morgan Schmitt, third in 12:07.68; Ila Kerchenski, 10th in 12:56.57; Victoria Blechschmid, 12th in 13:04.53; Joslyn Hayley, 28th in 13:52.33; Faith Bulone, 40th in 14:13.96; Lilly Bates, 44th in 14:22.89; and Faith Carlson, 68th in 15:03.17.
Meanwhile, Harmon's girls and boys topped Nordonia and Kent on Sept. 20.
The top six girls were Schmitt, Blechschmid, Kerchenski, Joslyn, Bates and Bulone. Boys who took the top six places overall were Singleton, Baldwin, Hayden Hall, Ploskunak, Gavin Kane and Mehallis.
Boys soccer athletes
raise funds for cancer
For the second year in a row, the Aurora High boys soccer program will sponsor a fundraiser to promote the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against reast Cancer.
Michael French, a junior on the team, came up with the idea as a tribute to his grandmother Martha Gundrum, who is battling the disease. Numerous members of the soccer family have been affected by cancer.
Shirts will be sold for a minimum donation of $10 at the Homecoming football game Sept. 30, and during high school lunch periods starting Oct. 3. For every shirt bought, the buyer will receive a raffle entry to win an Ultimate Spolrts Boosters pass for the 2017-18 school year.
All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. A representative will be on hand during the Oct. 11 home soccer match to receive a check for the money raised.
Get HOF dinner tickets
Local residents who wish to buy tickets for the Ohio chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame's induction dinner can do so online at www.oh-nwhof.ticketleap.com.
Longtime Greenmen wrestling coach Dick Bliss, who recently announced his retirement, will be honored at the Oct. 16 event at the Embassy Suites in the Columbus suburb of Dublin.
A social will begin at 2 p.m., with dinner served at 3, followed by the inductees presentations. Tickets cost $50 per person and must be purchased by Oct. 7.
Volley For A Cure set
at Aurora High match
Local volleyball fans and others are reminded that Aurora High's Volley For A Cure will be Oct. 4 from 4:30 to 9 p.m. in the main gym.
Special recognition of local residents currently battling or survivors of all cancers will take place prior to the varsity volleyball game against Revere at 6:30.
The honorees will be given a pink carnation and walk with their loved ones across the gymnasium. A special honoree is AHS volleyball mom Tina Davis, who is battling several types of cancer.
Several volleyball mothers and aunts of players have battled the disease and are now in remission.
The event includes a bake sale, boot collection and games with prizes. All proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
AHS volleyball players will sell special Volley For A Cure T-shirts for $10 during high school lunch periods until the event.
Laubacher makes top
64 in Senior Amateur
Tom Laubacher of Aurora was in the hunt for the USGA Senior Amateur championship at the Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis.
Laubacher, who competes in many local events, holds the low-round record at the now closed Aurora Country Club along with Arnold Palmer. They shot 6-under-par 64s.
Laubacher qualified for the Senior Amateur, earning the second spot of three at Oberlin Golf Club, along with Greg Myers of Twinsburg and James Durr of Silver Lake.
In the first two days of the tournament, he fired rounds of 72 and 75 for a 5-over-par 147, advancing into the round of 64 and match play, where he lost 3-and-2 to Michael Dunsmore of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Old Warson Country Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones. Laubacher was one of 2,382 total entries in the Senior Amateur competition.
AHS grads in tourney
The John Carroll men's golf team finished second and the Baldwin Wallace team finished sixth at the Ohio Athletic Conference fall invitational hosted by Heidelberg University at Mohawk Country Club.
Otterbein won the two-day event. Aurora High graduate Scott Schroeder shot BW's fourth lowest score of 77-79-156, while AHS grad Chris Sloe shot John Carroll's fourth lowest score of 153.
2 run at Put-in-Bay;
more action planned
In the Put-in-Bay Miller Boat Line 5K, Aurora resident Robert Sustar placed fifth (24:02.5) in men 40-44. Meanwhile, April Nenadal placed 11th (30:52.8) in women 35-39.
This weekend, Sunny Lake Park will host the Race for Freedom 5K and 1-miler on Oct. 1. For details, visit www.hmapromotions.net.
Several other runs are slated this weekend. On Oct. 1 are the Smile and Dash at Edgewater Park in Cleveland, Race for the Green at Gates Mills Community House, Roc the Croc at Crocker Park in Westlake and Cleveland State Homecoming 5K at CSU's recreation center on Chester Avenue.
On Oct. 2 are the Chagrin Film Fest 5K at Chagrin Falls High's Harris Field, the Willoughby Hills Wellness Run at Classic Lexus in Willoughby Hills, Epilepsy Association's eRace 5K at Merwin's Wharf in Cleveland and Alice Flaherty Excellence in Nursing Scholarship Run at Edgewater Park in Cleveland.
Standings in softball
The latest standings in Aurora Parks-Rec fall adult softball are:
Tuesday men -- T.L. Service Center (Carriage Windows) 13-1, Junkyard Dogs 12-2, Darko 10-4, Great Lakes Valet, Landmark Property Services and Mantua Corners 8-6, Christmas Ale Club 5-9, OEM/Miller 3-11, Chesterland Barflies 2-12 and Rovisys 1-13.
Friday coed -- Lakeside Terrace (Camelot Village) 13-0, Carlton Yarnell Chipping 12-0, Holy Crap 12-2, Dream Killers
(Ray's) 8-6, Tri-County Power Tool 7-5, Doogan's 7-6, T-Jay's Collision Center 6-7, Cleats and Cleveage 6-8, Indians 5-9, Pipeline Inspection Services 2-11 and Goonies and Some-Mitt 0-12.
The final regular season games in the men's league were to be played Sept. 27, while the final regular season coed action will be Sept. 30 and Oct. 7.
Camp 2nd at Habitec
Club Walden pro Mitch Camp finished as runnerup in the senior division in last week's Habitec Toledo Open at Stone Oak Country Club.
Camp shot one-under-par 70-71-141 to finish one stroke behind Tim Conley of Munroe Falls.
Aurora's Gary Trivisonno placed 10th with a 4-over-par 72-74-146, while Reminderville's Tim Raleigh tied for 37th place in the regular division at one-over-par 143.
Turner plays in Toledo
Blaze Turner, 13, of Aurora, was one of members of the Mallard Creek All-Stars of Columbia Station which competed in the PGA Junior League Golf Mideast Regional last weekend at the Inverness Club in Toledo.
The team competed against players from Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana for the opportunity to advance to the PGA Junior League Golf Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. in November.
Seven members of the team, including Turner, represented Ohio in the 2015 PGA Junior League Golf Championship at Disney's Palm Course in Orlando, Fla. All team members played with Mallard Creek Golf Club during the regular season.
Youth grid results told
Here's how Aurora teams stand in this fall's Western Reserve Youth Football League action: varsity -- White 4-0, Green 2-2 and Gold 1-3; JVs -- Green 3-1.
Last weekend's results were: varsity -- Green 20, Chesterland 18; White 30, Mayfield White 0; Streetsboro Blue 20, Gold 12, JVs -- Green 19, Streetsboro Gold 12.