Harmon girls unit

has a fine season

Harmon School's seventh-grade girls basketball team finished the regular with a 14-0 record and was 15-1 overall after beating Brecksville and losing to Highland in the Suburban League tournament.

Team members are Madi Burick, Carolina Cardman, Mike Dalton, Emily Feckner, Alayna Fromwiller, Mya Frost, Haley Kerensky, Makenzie Mims, Anjali Mishra, Maria Parks, Mariah Penn, Emily Pierce, Kayla Ring, Ava Ryncarz and Kalley Samodell.

According to coach Jeff Fromwiller, the team averaged 40 points a game and allowed only 25 points a game. The squad was the No. 1 seed heading into the league tournament against Stow, Hudson, Tallmadge, Nordonia, Twinsburg, Cuyahoga Falls and Kent Stanton.

"The girls are extremely talented on the court, but as talented as they are, they are a pleasure to coach and great kids off the court," said Fromwiller. "It has been great to coach them, and I look forward to watching them develop over the next few years."

Signups ongoing

Regular registration for Aurora Baseball League recreation teams closes at midnight Feb. 28, while late registration with a $50 fee closes March 15. Practices begin in early April and the season concludes by July 4. T-ball, rookie, coach-pitch, junior, minor, major and senior leagues are available.

Bronze, silver and gold level sponsors are needed for the coming season, with contributions being $350, $500 and $1,000, respectively. For information on ABL baseball, visit www.aurorabaseballleague.com.

Girls recreational softball for ages 6 to 14 is offered by the Aurora Parks-Rec Department, Aurora Raptors and Tri-County League. Levels are instructional, minor and major. Registration deadline is April 28. For details, call city sports coordinator Ed Poremba at 330-995-9153.

4 grapplers excel

Four Harmon School wrestlers participated in the Norwalk OAC junior high district tournament recently. Charlie Guinn placed third, Robbie Sagaris fourth, Anthony Sagaris sixth and Jeffrey Burger eighth. All four have their sights set on the OAC Jjunior high state championships in March.

Bell captures gold

Asian Sun Marshal Arts recently took 12 competitors to Las Vegas for the U.S. Open, which brought in 2,600 competitors from all over the world, including Olympians from the U.S. and other countries.

Asian Sun left with three medals. All 12 competitors train five days a week for multiple hours every day and are very serious about the level of commitment it takes to compete at an international tournament.

Ryan Bell, 42, of Aurora took home a hard-earned gold medal after defeating Norway, Australia and USA foes.

Asian Sun is the largest martial arts school in Ohio and produces more national champions than any other school in Ohio. If you're interested in martial arts, visit www.asiansun.net or schedule an appointment at the location closest to you by calling 330-650-6333.

KSU men win two;

women head MAC

Kent State University's men's basketball team stood 15-12 overall and 7-7 in the Mid-American Conference heading into this week's action.

The Golden Flashes beat Miami 76-72 and ended Akron's 30-game home winning streak 70-67 last week.

Against Miami, Jimmy Hall led with 21 points, while Jaylin Walker added 20, Deon Edwin 15 and Mitch Peterson 11. Against Akron, Edwin scored 21 points, Hall 18 and Walker 16.

Meanwhile, KSU's women (15-11 overall, 9-5 MAC) pulled even with Ohio U. in the MAC East with an 83-77 overtime win over OU. Larissa Lurken had 31 points, and Mc-Kenna Stephens and Jordan Korinek each had 15.

The men will host Ohio U. on Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. and play at Bowling Green on Feb. 28. The women play at Bowling Green tonight (Feb. 22) and Miami on March 1 and host Akron on Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.