Tracksters at HMS

turn in fine effort

Harmon's boys and girls track team members had some outstanding perfomances at last week's meet against Hudson.

First place went to: Spencer Baldwin, high jump (5-0); Brianna Rawlings, long jump (14-5 1/2) and 200 dash (27.0); Caitlin Hensley, high jump (4-6); Aria Haun, 100 dash (13.6); and the 4x100 relay of Brianna Foster, Nicole Bahlerda, Kalynn Radzanowski and Samantha Lee (58.0)

Placing second were: Colby Zepernick, long jump (14-7); Giffin Howsman, 200 hurdles (30.2); and Lauren Tincher, long jump (12-6).

Placing third were: Rohan Shank, high jump (4-10); Matt Studer, 400 dash (1:08); Joseph Harden, 200 dash (27.5); Matt Singleton, 800 (2:28) and 1,600 (5:18); Radzanowski, long jump (12-1); Carolina Cardamen, high jump 4-4); Hensley and Cardamen (tie), 100 hurdles (18.9); Lee, 100 dash (14.3); and Hensley, 200 hurdles (34.9).

Harmon will host Stow-Munroe Falls Kimpton today (April 19) at 4 p.m. and will travel to Kent Stanton on April 26.

Runners compete;

two runs planned

A handful of runners participated in the recent Towpath Half-Marathon and 3-mile and 5-mile runs in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Local results are: half-marathon -- Andy Vidmar, 11th in men 50-54 (1:57:05.7) Arlene Lightner, second in women 50-54 (1:55:13.5) and Phil Ticer, 16th in men 55-59 (2:19:10.9); 5-mile -- Sherry Graham, 16th in women 50-54 (1:05:05.3); 3-mile -- Douglas Vanek, third in men 45-49 (43:15.3).

Two distance runs are coming up this weekend in the area. The Hermes Cleveland 10-miler will be April 22 at Edgewater Park in Cleveland and the Tim Galla Memorial Home Run will be the same day at Tri-C Western Campus in Parma.

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Schroeder is tops

Aurora High graduate Scott Schroeder earned medalist honors at the Ohio Athletic Conference spring invitational, shooting a two-day 144 for the Baldwin Wallace men's golf team.

The event was hosted by Capital University at Cumberloand Trail Golf Course, and BW placed sixth out of eight teams.

For his effort, Schroeder garnered his fourth career OAC men's golfer of the week honor of his career. He leads the team with a stroke average of 72, earned earned all-OAC honors as freshman with a fourth place finish at the OAC Championships and has now earned medalist honors four times.

Last year, the three-time letterwinner shot a career-best round of 69 at the University of Mount Union fall tournament.

ABL season starts

Youth coaches in the Aurora Baseball League who wish to attend the Positive Coaching Alliance Workshop on April 23 must RSVP to city Parks-Rec Director Jim Kraus by April 20. The workshop will last from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Walker Building.

The ABL will partner with the Fill a Bag, Feed a Family campaign, and all players are asked to bring two nonperishable items to the park that day.

The campaign will drop off bags to every residence April 22. The team that brings the most food items will receive a free pizza party.

The ABL's opening day will be April 29, with team Introductions and the nation anthem at 9 a.m. at Kiwanis-Moore Park. All teams will play their first games during the day. Photo day is May 13 in Harmon School's commons.

Softball will start

Aurora Parks and Rec spring adult softball is scheduled to get under way tonight (April 19) with coed league games at Sunny Lake Park.

The season runs until July 12. Men's league games begin April 21 and run until July 14.

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Kent State baseball,

softball teams split

Heading into this week's action, the Kent State baseball team sported a 19-12 overall record (7-2 in the Mid-American Conference) after an 8-7 loss to Northern Illinois on April 16.

KSU staged a pair of comebacks in the game, but a walkoff single in the bottom of the ninth inning allowed Northern Illinois to salvage the final game of the weekend series.

The Golden Flashes will travel to Pittsburgh today (April 19) for a 6 p.m. contest before returning home this weekend for a three-game series against Toledo.

Meanwhile, the KSU softball team stood 17-23 and 7-8 heading into this week after a 3-2 victory April 15 over Miami University of Ohio.

After missing 16 games because of an injury, KSU's Holly Speers returned to action and smacked three home runs during the weekend series against Miami.

KSU is two games out of first place in the East Division of the MAC with nine games remaining. KSU will play three games at Akron (19-22, 8-7) this weekend.