By Advocate StaffersThe Aurora School of Wrestling is offering a winter session Feb. 8 to March 29 on Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the high school wrestling room.The program is introductory for boys in grades kindergarten to 6 who are interested in learning about the sport of wrestling.Cost is $10, including a T-shirt, or $20 for late registration (after the first session). Instructors are Harmon coaches Mike DeMay and Paul Frankmann and Harmon team members.Brochures about the school are available at the local elementary schools and Harmon. For further details, call AHS wrestling coach Dick Bliss at 330-995-7777, Frankmann at 330-562-4335 or DeMay at 330-562-1705.+ + +The Aurora Board of Education awarded supplemental contracts to the following spring sports assistant coaches:Jeff Pettitt and Tim Deering, baseball; John Farrell and Jennifer Kurtz, softball; Jennifer Simmerman and Catherine Searles, girls track; and Tracy England and Jeffrey Stenger, boys track.+ + +Aurora High School 2006 graduate Jake Baechle, son of Timothy and Sharon Baechle, is a member of the 2007 Otterbein College men's indoor track and field team.He is a freshman music major. Under the direction of 17-year head coach Doug Welsh, the Cardinals compete in the Ohio Athletic Conference and are a member of NCAA Division III.+ + +Aurora High School graduate Kristen Kovach managed first-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke in John Carroll University's recent losses to Baldwin-Wallace and Oberlin.Her time against B-W was 1:14.1, while she swam 1:14.37 against Oberlin. She also was on the 200 medley relay team, which finished second in both meets in times of 1:58.83 and 1:58.24, respectively, and was on the 200 free relay team, which finished fourth against Oberlin in 1:54.9.AHS graduate Megan Williamson was a member of the fifth-place 200 medley relay team for John Carroll, which recorded a time of 2:09.2 against B-W. It finished fourth against Oberlin in 2:12.31.Williamson also placed fifth in the 1,000 freestyle against Oberlin in 12:09.43.+ + +AHS graduate Dani Fisher also is excelling in swimming for the Hiram College Terriers.Against Allegheny, Fisher finished third in the 50 freestyle in 30.27 and was a member of the first-place 200 free relay team (1:58.01).Against Wittenberg, she was a member of the fifth-place 200 medley relay team (2:05.9) and placed fifth in both the 200 butterfly (2:35.03) and 100 freestyle (1:00.68).Against the College of Wooster, Fisher took third in the 50 freestyle (26.41), fifth in the 100 freestyle (59.36) and was a member of the first-place 200 free relay team (1:48.63).No team scores in those meets were available.A school's out day camp and three cheers cheerleading camp will take place Feb. 19 at the Edge Sports Performance Academy on Ravenna Road in Twinsburg.The day camp will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with lunch included -- and half-day sessions are available -- and the cheerleading camp will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Cost for the day camp is $30 for the full day and $20 for a half day, while cost for the cheerleading camp is $25.For further information, call Rick Hart at Jump Start Sports at 330-656-0090 or e-mail RHart@-JumpStartSports.com.+ + +The University of Akron Zips men's basketball team got the best of Kent State last week 78-68 before a large crowd of 5,657 at the James A. Rhodes Arena.KSU fell to 2-2 in the Mid-American Conference and 9-8 overall. Armon Gates tallied 21 points for the Golden Flashes, Julian Sullinger added 15 and Mike Scott 10.KSU rebounded Saturday with a 62-61 win over Bowling to raise its record to 10-8 overall and 3-2 in the MAC. Smith led the attack with 14 points, while Gates added 13.KSU's women (4-2 MAC, 8-9 overall) defeated Buffalo 72-69 and lost to Easter Michigan 69-64 last week.Against Buffalo, Kristin Peoples and Lakia Stewart each scored 17 points and Kerrie James had 14. Against EMU, Peoples had 17, Stewart 13 and Jamilah Humes 10.The men's team travels to Ball State on Saturday and Northern Illinois on Saturday, then hosts Central Michigan at 7 p.m. Jan. 31. The women's unit travels to Toledo on Saturday and hosts Western Michigan on Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.+ + +Beachwood is seeking a head softball coach. If interested, write to Athletic Dir-ector Joe Perella, 251000 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood 44122.+ + +The Northern Ohio PGA will sponsor a "Play Golf America" night Feb. 2 from 6 to 9 at the Golf Dome in Bainbridge Township.The event will feature top NOPGA pros covering areas such as driving, iron play, putting, chipping, bunker p-lay, swing mechanics, specialty shots and club fitting.Cost is $40 per person and space is limited to 75 registrants. For details, call the NOPGA office at 216-765-1214.+ + +The Aurora Raptors girls fast pitch softball team will sponsor a reverse raffle Feb. 10 from 6 p.m. to midnight at Mantua Knights of Columbus Hall on Route 44, just north of oute 82. Grand prize is $1,000. Cost is $75 for couples, and singles are welcome, too. For information, call 330-995-3396 or e-mail bpolak-@timberskovar.com.+ + +Harmon School's eighth-grade boys basketball team ended its season with a 57-44 victory over Independence in the consolation round of the Chagrin Falls tournament.Prior to that, the squad dropped a 54-35 decision to Orange and a 56-22 decision to undefeated Kenston.Against the Tigers, Brian Harris had 12 points, Joe Mims and Mike Balog 11 each, Bryan Trew 6, Jake Smierciak 5 and Mitch Johnson, Sean Grandillo, Jered Berger, Nick Sivillo, Marcus Payden and Will Rosengarten 2 each.Against Orange, Mims and Berger each had 8, Balog 6, Payden 3 and Ryan Connolly, Johnson, Grandillo, Harris and Shane McMahon 2 each.Scoring the Jaguars against Kenston were Mims with 11 markers, Berger 4, Johnson, Balog and Trew 2 each and Grandillo 1.+ + +The Cleveland Cavaliers schedule for the next week is as follows: tonight -- home vs. Philadelphia at 7; Friday -- at Philadelphia; Sunday -- home vs. Phoenix at 1 p.m.; Tuesday -- home vs. Golden State at 7; and Feb. 1 -- at Miami.+ + +The Hiram College men's basketball team, under coach Steve Fleming of Aurora, set a school record for points in Saturday's 120-117 overtime victory over Denison. Five players scored in double figures, headed by Mike Staley's 24 points. The Terriers are 5-12 overall and 4-4 in the North Coast Conference.