Fleming is new coach;
Powers pact extended
At the Board of Education's July 27 meeting, Stephen Fleming was given a supplemental contract to be boys basketball head coach for the coming season. The Board also accepted Jim Wallish's resignation from the post.
Athletic Director Paul Powers was awarded a three-year contract at an annual salary of $111,000.
Supplemental contracts for assistant coaches went to the following:
Mark Bugara and Gina Voisine, cross country; David Keckan, Jason Lewandowski, Robert Palma and Kenneth Cardaman, football; Keckan, Cardaman and Mike DeMay, wrestling; Paul Frankmann, girls soccer; Micky Colangelo, softball; and Matt Carpenter, baseball.
The Board also approved John Farrell's and Adam Hoover's resignations as assistant girls soccer and football assistant coaches, respectively.
4 compete in tourney
Barrington Golf Club pro Mark Sierak of Reminderville tied for second place in the regular division of last week's Stroke Play Series 7 tournament at Kirtland Country Club. He shot 1-over-par 71 and pocked $750. Barrington's Katie Jenior shot 77 to tie for 31st place.
Club Walden's Mitch Camp placed sixth in the senior division with 76 and won $150, while Barrington's Gus Mehallis shot 79 for ninth place.
Sloe wins tour event
In Classic Auto North Coast Junior Tour golf tournaments last week at Manikiki and Legend Lakes golf clubs, Aurora resident Chris Sloe shot 66-78-144 to win the boys 16-19 division. His two rounds were even par.
Several runs and triathlon are coming this weekend
Several more distance runs are coming up this weekend in Northeast Ohio.
On Aug. 1 will be the UNCF Run for Education at Garfield Park Reservation in Garfield Heights, the OutRun Ovarian Cancer run at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland and the Race for Independence at the Independence Civic Center.
On Aug. 2 are the Northern Ohio Lactation Association 5K at Edgewater Park in Cleveland and the Gazebo Gallop at Greenbrier Commons in Parma Heights.
For details on all of the above, visit www.hermescleveland.com.
Also coming up Aug. 2 is the Kathleen Nietert Run for Hope at Sunny Lake Park in Aurora. For details, visit www.hmapromotions.net.
The Greater Cleveland Triathlon and Duathlon will be Aug. 2 at Headlands Beach State Park in Mentor. It is a USA sanctioned international and sprint distance event, and all participants must have a one day or yearly USAT membership. For details, visit www.imathlete.com.
Mehallises shine in sprint
In the recent Roundup Lake twilight super sprint triathlon, Auroran Debbie Mehallis placed first in women 19 and older in 52:01 and her son Jimmy was second in men 10-14 in 51:58.
In the Friday Night Lights 5K in Mentor, Debbie was second in women 45-49 in 24:01, Jimmy was fourth in men 11-12 in 23:05 and her daughter Lexie was 20th in women 15-19 in 23:46.
Kuch runs half marathon
Aurora High School graduate Heather Kuch participated in the 2015 Shoreline Multi-Sport Festival Half-Marathon at Hamlin Beach State Park in Hamlin, N.Y. on July 18. Her time was 1:53:01 and she took second place in women 20-24.
Fall leagues to begin soon
The deadline for new teams to register for the Auroa Rec Department's fall Tuesday night men's softball league and Friday night coed league is July 31. They must register in person, by mail or over the phone.
Men's league action runs Aug. 11 to Sept. 29 and coed league action runs Aug. 14 to Oct. 2. Playoffs start the first full week in October A managers meeting will be Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. in the Walker Building.
Travel team tryouts slated
The second session of Aurora Baseball League travel team tryouts will be Aug. 2 at Sunny Lake fields 13 and 14. Players must be registered by July 31.
8U-11U pitchers and catchers will try out from 3 to 4 p.m. and all players from 4 to 5:30 p.m. 12U-14U pitchers and catchers will try out from 6 to 7 p.m. and all players from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The ABL board will meet Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. in the Howard Hanna community room.
Hinton is 3rd in tourney;
senior amateur coming
Five Aurorans competed in the county division of the 85th Record-Courier Portage County Amateur golf tournament at Windmill Lakes and Oak Knolls over the past weekend.
Andrew Hinton of Aurora finished in third place at 75-79-154. Michael Kenney of Kent and Nick Polichena of Ravenna tied during regulation play at 148 and Kenney won after a one-hole sudden-death playoff.
Other Aurora scores were: Chris Sloe 76-80-156, Scott Schroeder 80-79-159, Alex Avalon 82-82-164 and Conor O’Callaghan 83-85-168.
Alex Avalon was to compete in the Matt Mishler Junior Portage County Amateur tourney on July 27-28, along with Aurorans Jeremy Thorn, Parker Barnes and Michael Avalon.
Meanwhile, the Portage County Senior Amateur is coming up Aug. 29-30. Registration forms are available at Kent State University, Windmill Lakes and Oak Knolls golf courses, online at “golf” on the Record-Courier’s Portage County Amateurs Facebook page, by calling 330-206-9083 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taber captures first place
Ed Taber of Aurora took first place in the Northern Ohio Golf Association’s Seniors West Championship at Columbia Hills Golf & Swim Club. He shot 4-over-par 75 in the 75 and older age division.
Fall sports get under way
Practices can begin Aug. 1 for all Aurora High School and Harmon School fall sports teams.
The Suburban League early season junior varsity boys golf tournament and the varsity boys tourney will be played Aug. 6 at Skyland and Goodpark courses.
A high school volleyball scrimmage is slated for Aug. 6 at home against Crestwood, while the girls and boys soccer teams are to have their first scrimmages Aug. 8.
Men’s softball finals set
Darko and Ohio State Waterproofing will meet in the finals of the Aurora Recreation Department’s adult men’s Friday night summer softball league tournament July 31 at 6:30 p.m. If a second game is necessary, it will follow the first one.
Darko beat Performance 10-9 on July 24, while Ohio State Waterproofing beat Performance 25-7 to reach the finals. Darko finished the regular season in first placve with a 19-1 record.
Slater & Zurz LLP won the coed softball league regular season and tourney titles this summer.