Top weightlifters

noted for schools

Spring cycle weightlifting awards for Aurora High and Harmon athletes were announced last week.

Attending all 21 sessions were Gavin Blunt, Mason Copley, Brandon Hall, Conor Kadow, Sonny Quaranto, Jack Arnold, Blake Carnahan, Alec Houston, Seth Stoetz, Marcus Baroun, A.J. Barner, Lenny Galaska, Alex Hawk, Jack McElwee, Brent Norman, Tyler Baka, Joey Fontana, Sam Logalbo and Aidan Ricketts.

Members of the 900-pound club are:

Adon Tell (1,175), Baroun (1,040), Montana Nietert and Copley (1,020), Cole Miller (1,005), Michael Dudziak and Justin Merrifield (1,000), Jack Galluci (965), Nate Smierciak (195), and Jared DeMicco, Carnahan and Blunt (900).

Most weight increase for three lifts (bench, squat and clean and jerk) were:

Juniors Copley (190), Galluci (145), Oliver Gartrell (135) and Blunt (100); sophomores Arnold (125), Mitch Levanduski (115) and Kobe Coachman (100); and freshmen James Austin (190), John Papesh (115) and Norman (95).

Most weight increase for two lifts were eighth-graders Eric Salay (120), Nolan Sullivan (100) and Baka (95).

AHS softball over

Aurora High's varsity softball squad ended up 2017 play last week with a 13-5 loss to Boardman in the Division I district semifinals. Boardman then lost to Canfield 4-2 to advance to the regional tourney. The Cardinals will face Walsh Jesuit today (May 24) at 2 p.m. at the University of Akron. North Canton Hoover and Madison battle in the other regional semifinal.

Norman to play in

state net tourney

Chas Norman of Aurora, a freshman at University School, has qualified for the OHSAA state tennis tournament in boys doubles. He and his doubles partner, senior Danny Godes, advanced through the sectional draw, defeating doubles teams from Mayfield, North Canton, Chardon, and Solon.

On May 18 at the OHSAA district tournament at Springside Racquet Club, they defeated doubles teams from Revere and St. Ignatius Schools to qualify. The state tournament will be May 26-27 at the Lindner Tennis Center in Mason.

Norman is the son of Charles and Mary Norman. He has played competitive tennis since the age of 10, and is ranked No. 8 in Northeast Ohio in the Boys 16s division. The Normans are the United States Tennis Association's national tennis family of the year for 2017.

Run results, sched

In the recent Tom Nowak Big Creek Run, Aurora resident Sue DeMay placed first in women 60-64 in 30:22.2.

More runs are coming up in the region this weekend, including the Blossom Time Run on May 28 at Philomethian Intermediate School in Chagrin Falls. The main run is 5.25 miles.

Runs slated on May 27 are the Eagle Run at Avon High School, the May in Bay 5K at Bay High School and the Cougar Pride at St. Anthony School in Parma.

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The Shaker Heights Ribbon Run 5k is slated for May 27 in Shaker Heights and the University Heights Memorial Day Run will be May 29 at John Carroll University. For details, visit

Softball standings

After last week's action, here are the standings in the Aurora Parks and Recreation adult coed softball league:

NPK-Dream Killers and Holy Crap 8-0; Lakeside Terrace-Camelot Village, Sneeky Pete and Indians 5-3; T Jay's 4-2; Misfits 4-4; Papous Tap & Grill-Blade 2 Blade 3-5; El Camino 2-4; General Title Insurance and Church in Aurora 1`-7; and Kimberly Hruby 0-8.

Here are standings in the Friday adult men's league: Rush Hour 5-1; Landmark Property 3-1; Junk Yard Dogs 4-2; Bad News Bears 2-2 and Mantua Corners Bar & Grill; Dixon Estates and Trimin Lawns 3-3; BTFD Fire Department 2-4; reLink Medical 0-6.