Run results told;

more events set

Four Aurorans competed in the Towpath 10-10 recently. Finishing in the 10K were Kara Sygula, eighth in women 40-44 (1:08:19.9); Chad Calder, fifth in men 50-54 (58:58); and Sherry Graham, 11th in women 50-54 (1:27:54.6). In the 10-mile race, Jim Stepanek placed fourth in men 50-54 in 1:20:47.

In the Run for Hills, local results were: Danielle Kilroy, third in women 40-49 (31:5(); and Mark Muroski, fourth in men 60 and older (34:41).

In the Ohio City Run, Chris Vereb was 29th in men 35-39 in 34:10.66.

In the Running with a Mission event, Aurorans' results were: Reece Emrick, 26th in men 14 and under (33:42.3); Rachel Price, 18th in women 25-29 (31:46.4); Margaret Emrick, eighth in women 40-44 (33:49.4); and Gayle Vos, first in women 45-49 (25:47.6).

Coming up July 1 is the Parma Run-Walk for Pierogies at Tri-C Western Campus. On July 2, it will be the Brecksville Home Days Run at the community center and the Firecracker 10K at the Galleria at Erieview in downtown Cleveland. On July 4 is the the Smiles for Sophie Forever at Walker Road Park in Avon Lake. For details, visit

Rose is an all-star

Recent Aurora High graduate Jaret Rose shined in last week's baseball all-star game between Portage-Trumbull players and those from Mahoning and Trumbull counties at Canal Park in Akron.

Rose went 3 for 3 at the plate and retired all three batters he faced on the mound in the first inning as Portage-Trumbull fell to Mahoning-Trumbull 8-2. Rose also scored one of his team's 2 runs.

Sloppiness, including walks, errors and a wild pitch abounded in the game as Mahoning-Trumbull scored 8 runs in the third to fifth innings. But the day was more about celebrating the area's best seniors one last time.

Coach pacts OK'd

The Aurora Board of Education awarded supplemental contracts to the following head coaches for the 2017-18 school year: Erika Greenberg, girls basketball; Thomas Henderson, boys basketball; John Papesh, wrestling; Amanda Marlow, swimming; and John Sheridan, ice hockey.

Assistant coaches given supplemental contracts are: Mark Dingman, football; Mark Bugara and William Coley O'Brian, cross country; Paul Frankmann, Tim Banc and David Keckan, wrestling; Stephen Lawrence, boys soccer; Rylee Armold, girls soccer; William Bursch, boys basketball; Amanda Knapp, swimming; Sydnee Greene, Wayne Smith, Robert Palma and Jeffery Fromwiller, girls basketball.

Local golfers play in area's tourneys

Aurora's Luke Radis finished in a tied for 46th place last week in the Junior PGA Sectional Championship at Shady Hollow Country Club in Massillon. He shot 85-95-180.

Ken Keller (139) and Brian Terlesky (145), both of Youngstown were the two boys 13- to 18-year-old qualifiers to the National tournament Aug. 3-5 at the Country Club of St. Albans, Mo. Terlesky captured the second spot in a tie-breaker against MIles DeMuesy of Clinton.

In a Northern Ohio PGA junnior tour event June 22 at Punderson Manor Golf Course in Newbury, Aurora resident Michael Avalon placed 11th in the boys 16-19 division with a 44-39-83, 11 strokes over par.

John Sloe and Christopher Sloe of Aurora finished third in the Northern Ohio Golf Association four-ball tournament at Mayfield / Sand Ridge Golf Club. Their score was a net 64, 3 strokes behind the winners.

Latest on softball

After last week's games, standings in the Aurora Parks and Rec adult coed softball league are:

NPK / Dream Killers 16-2; Lakeside Terrace / Camelot Village 15-3; Holy Crap 14-3-1; Indians 13-3; Sneeky Pete 14-4; El Camino and T Jay's 8-10; Papous Tap & Grill / Blade 2 Blade 7-13; General Title Insurance 5-11; Misfits 4-11-1; Church in Aurora 3-15; and Kimberly Hruby 0-22.

Since the Kimberly Hruby team has withdrawn from play, its remaining games are forfeited and figured into its record and the records of its past and future opponents.

Standings in the Friday men's league are: Rush Hour 9-1; Mantua Corners Bar & Grill and Landmark Property 5-3; Junk Yard Dogs and Trimmin Lawns 6-4; Dixon Estates 4-6; Bad News Bears 3-5; BTFD Fire Department 2-6; and reLink Medical 0-8.

KSU's AD to make

$428,000 per year

Kent State Director of Athletics Joel Nielsen signed a contract extension in November of 2016 that will pay him a base salary of $428,000.

The new contract, which was obtained by the Record-Courier through a public records requests, runs through June 30, 2021.

Nielsen's last contract, signed in September 2013, was set to expire at the end of this month. He was scheduled to make that same $428,000 base salary in 2016-17, which made him the highest-paid AD in the Mid-American Conference.

His base salary was $308,000 in 2013-14, but Nielsen received bumps of $40,000 in each of the next three years.

No incentives or escalators are included in Nielsen's new contract, although the university will kick $25,000 into his retirement fund annually and he is eligible for a cost of living raise each year if approved by the university.

-- Allen Moff, Record-Courier

It's about time for

the Stampede run

The Greenmen Stampede XC/trail 5K and 1-mile runs will be July 23 at Sunny Lake Park in Aurora. The net proceeds will benefit the Aurora schools cross country program.

Runners can enter as individuals or create a same gender team of at least five members of any age group. The top five members will be scored just like a cross country meet. Medals will be awarded in age groups in the individual race and the top male and female teams will be awarded in the team event.

In the past two years, four $500 scholarships were given in memory of Tommy Dankelson and Jack Morrison to the graduating seniors, along with other various team items.

For more information, including run times, cost, shirt sizes and registration form, visit the Aurora schools website at

McGrath aces hole

If someone told most golfers that Raccoon Hill Golf Club in Kent reported a hole-in-one, the 18th hole is not the Par 3 that most golfers would first think about.

The tough 123-yard hole, which finishes the golfer's round, over a lake was tamed by Barry McGrath of Aurora, who said he hit an easy 5-wood to accomplish the golfer's dream shot.

His 5-wood was a Callaway, as was the ball he was playing. The memorable shot was made better because McGrath is 75 -- again proving that the game of golf can be mastered at any age.

Playoff time here

Regular season action either has ended or will end soon in the Buckeye Baseball League, in which several Aurora travel teams compete.

Playoffs begin this week for the younger divisions, and next week for the older divisions.

The championships in each division will be determined by the middle of July, weather permitting.

Pro schedule told

The Cleveland Indians are wrapping up a homestead tonight and June 29 against the Texas Raners, and then will go on the road for three games (June 30-July 2).

They will return home July 4-6 against the San Diego Padres and July 7-9 against the Tigers. The annual MLB All-Star Game is July 11 at Marlins Field in Florida.

The Akron RubberDucks are at home tonight and June 29 against Erie and June 30-July 3. The Lake County Captains are finishing up a series at home against Great Lakes through June 29 and then will host Bowling Green from June 30-July 3.

Golf events slated

Young golfers are reminded that Aurora High's annual boys golf cap will take place July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10 a.m. to noon at Windmill Golf Center in Macedonia. Signup forms are at

Meanwhile, a reminder that Aurora's third annual golf outing will be July 9 at Gleneagles in Twinsburg with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. The registration deadline has passed.