by Advocate StaffersSeveral Aurorans were among the 9,000-plus participants in the May 20 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K races in Cleveland.Mark Godale, 36, was the top local finisher in 2:48:37 and the 16th overall finisher, while his brother Stephen, 38, was 25th overall in 2:53:45.Other local times were: Brian Frantz, 27, 3:00:58 (42nd overall); Scott Long, 27, 3:11:54 (97th overall); John Jones, 37, 3:21:27; Larry Evans, 56, 3:27.41; Anthony Badalamenti Sr., 50, 4:53:11; Mike Ricciardi, 63, 4:55:03; and Merry Petroski, 40, 6:37:22.Top Auroran in the half-marathon was Todd Raburn, 38, in 1:48:01, with David Smurdel, 44, not far behind at 1:48:22.Others were: Matt McAlvey, 28, 1:56:22; Elizabeth Heier, 29, 1:56:48; Stephen Yates, 18, 1:59:43; Lara Schmida, 25, 2:11:47; Patricia Heraghty, 42, 2:18:53; Melaina Raburn, 32, 2:19:16; Kevin Nietert, 42, 2:25:35; Pam Marusic, 48, 2:27:41; Robert Wilson, 39, 2:30:06; and Debby Wilkerson, 54, 2:30:59.In the 10K event, Eric Douglas, 17, was the top local finisher in 49:45, with Michael Rusk, 47, just behind him at 49:48.Others were: Paul Yor, 43, 50:53; Andrea Tortora, 22, 51:26; Gary Kalbasky Jr., 30, 51:34; Deidra Setphens, 26, 54:07; David Heater, 43, 54:10; Norman Wood, 60, 54:28; Tyler Douglas, 55:18; Tari Bergoine, 43, 55:56; Rudy Schon-itzer, 53, 57:50; Thomas Douglas, 52, 58:42; Gerald Stephens, 56, 1:00:55; Andrea Reed, 29, 1:06:05; and Maria Kestner, 29, 1:16:23.+ + +Aurora Golf and Country Club is offering junior golf lessons to members and non-members alike this summer.Lessons for children ages 6 to 10 will be Tuesdays at either 9:30 or 10:30 a.m. Lessons for children 11 to 15 will be Wednesdays at either 9 or 10 a.m. The junior program starts June 12 and runs through Aug. 10. Costs are $100 for members and $135 for non-members who might become members in the future.Fridays will be playing days, starting at 7:45 a.m. Every playing day will be a qualifier for the club championship.The top nine in each of the 3-holers, 6-holers and 9-holers will qualify to play in the club championship based on their average scores.+ + +Several Aurora area golfers have played in early-season Northern Ohio Golf Association events recently, and some have fared well.In the championship flight of the stroke play championship May 1 at Sand Ridge, Jim Mehallis of Walden tied for fourth with 75, while Doug Hauenstein of Walden tied for sixth with 76.Other locals include: Mark Telerico and Rick Areddy, both of Barrington, tied for 10th at 78; Tom Laubacher of AG&CC, tied for 14th at 79; Larry Lahnan of Walden, tied for 20th at 80; and Tom Gallagher of AG&CC, tied for 31st at 84.In Flight 2, Paul McGhee of AG&CC was tied for fifth at 79 and Dave Hadzinsky of AG&CC was tied for 10th at 81. In Flight 3, Sean Toohig of AG&CC tied for 14th at 12 over par, while in the senior flight, Thomas Hallisy of Walden tied for eighth at 13 over par.Meanwhile, in Division A of the four-ball championship, Darrell McNair of Signature of Solon and McGhee tied for seventh with a net of 70 after the first round at Canterbury Golf Club. Tom Wasson and Russ Turell of AG&CC tied for 10 at 71.In Division B, Bill Kodatsky and Jay Walter of AG&CC tied for 13th at 74, Paul Carpenter and Jeff Moore of AG&CC tied for 21st at 73, Jarrod Mink and Toohig of AG&CC were 24th at 78 and Hallisy teamed with Jim Plemen of Hudson Country Club were 25th at 84.In Division C, Dave Pavlick and Jim Garibaldi of AG&CC tied for 19th at 71 and Jim Mitch of AG&CC teamed with Drew Grdina of Sand Ridge to tie for 25th at 76.The second round of the tourney was to take place May 21 at Acacia Country Club.The first round of the NOGA's Northeast Ohio Amateur will be June 18 at AG&CC. The second round is June 21 at Fowler's Mill and a 36-hole final round is June 25 at Westwood.+ + +In the Akron District Golf Association's 2-man better ball tournament May 5 at Turkeyfoot Golf Course, Auroran Doug Hauenstein teamed with Jeff Mallette to shoot a 66 and split $300.They tied for second with another team, while four teams tied for first at 65 to each split $610. Hauenstein and Mallette recorded eagles on holes 1 and 5 in the skins competition to win a top prize of $520. Hauenstine also won a $150 gift certificate for use at Foxy Golf.+ + +Meanwhile, at the 22nd annual Ohio Senior Open at Firestone's West Course, Auroran Gary Trivisonno was runner-up to Findlay's Thomas Herzan. He shot a 36-hole score of 136 to Herzan's 131.Aurora's Craig Murray tied for 10th with a 142, Aurora's Gus Mehallis tied for 13th at 144 and Aurora's Ed Taber tied for 63rd at 158. + + +Walden Golf and Tennis Club assistant pro Todd Lancaster tied for second in the May 14 Callaway-Pepsi Stroke Play Series 3 at Madison Country Club. He shot an even part 71 to win $800. Other Aurora pros who played but did not finish in the money were Jeffrey Sasala, tied for 22nd at 75; Mitch Camp, tied for 30th at 76; Gary Trivisonno, tied for 40th at 77; and David Engram, tied for 49th at 79.+ + +Aurora is seeking several coaches for next school year. Needed are assistants for volleyball, high school and middle school football and middle school girls soccer.If interested in volleyball positions, call Denny Kovach at 330-995-7777 or e-mail If interested in the other positions, call Dick Bliss at 330-995-7777 or e-mail + +Ritchie's Sporting Goods is the presenting sponsor for this year's 14th annual Tallmadge Memorial Day 5K run.It will be May 28 at 8 a.m. as part of the city's Memorial Day and bicentennial festivities. Registration begins at 7 a.m. in the Tallmadge Middle School gymnasium.Online registration is available at or by calling Ritchie's Sporting Goods at 330-633-5667.Meanwhile, a 5K run will take place in conjunction with Akron Children's Hospital's 22nd annual Kids Are Number One Family Fun Day on June 3.Preregistration for the run, which travels through Glendale Cemetery, ends May 30. Forms are available at Pre-entries cost $15 and race day entries are $20.+ + +Anglers and hunters are reminded it is time to purchase 2007-08 Ohio fishing and hunting licenses, which are valid until Feb. 29, 2008.Resident hunting and fishing licenses cost $19 each, and deer and turkey permits are an additional $24 each. Hunters 17 and younger and some senior citizens are eligible for discounted licenses.A one-day Ohio fishing license costs $11, which can be applied to the purchase of an annual license. For a complete list of license prices or to buy a license online, visit + +Garfield High School in Garrettsville is seeking a varsity girls basketball coach for next season. Several teaching postions are open. If interested, call Greg McDivitt at 330-527-0039.+ + +The Aurora Youth Baseketball Association's summer camp will be June 11 to 14 at Harmon School. Steve Fleming, Hiram College head men's basketball coach, will conduct the camp.Boys in grades 4 to 6 will gather from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and girls in grades 4 to 6 from noon to 2:30 p.m. The camp is free for AYBA team members and $50 for non-participants.For more infomation, call Darryl McNair at 330-995-2835 or Jeff Skonieczny at 330-995-2866.