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Lutheran West High School has hired Dave Stupka as the school’s new head football coach. Stupka brings a wealth of experience to Lutheran West and a record of success. The past three seasons, he was the head football coach at Midpark High School and is the former head coach at St. Peter Chanel High School. Highlights of Stupka’s career include being named the Division V Ohio Coach of the Year in 2006, the Division V district Coach of the Year in 2006 and the North Coast League Coach of the Year. He was the defensive coordinator at St. Peter Chanel in 2001, when Chanel won the Division V state championship. His 2006 and 2007 teams at Chanel qualified for the OHSAA playoffs, and his 2006 team won the North Coast League championship.

North Olmsted

Online registration is open for Mayor Kennedy’s Run on Sept. 23, 2012.  All proceeds go to scholarships for high school seniors who reside in North Olmsted. Please visit to register.   

The Bay Men’s Club will be holding a recycled sporting goods sale on Saturday at Bay Middle School, and needs donations. Items sought include soccer and baseball cleats, shin guards, baseball and softball mitts and similar equipment. Items can be donated at either Bay Lanes or True Value Hardware in the Bay Square Shopping Center. All will be cleaned and repurposed as a fundraiser for the club’s scholarship program. Unsold items will be donated to area youth programs. For more information call Sean Riley at 440-463-1254 or e-mail

Olmsted Falls’ 17th Annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held April 14 at Olmsted Falls High School. There will be nine divisions open to ages 10 and older, male and female, as well as an open division for recreational and competitive teams. Registration form can be found at Entry fee of $80 and registration form is due by April 5. Please contact Dave Kurz at 440-263-0051 or e-mail him at with any questions.

North Olmsted High School is looking for an assistant baseball coach. Contact Tim Murphy at

Magnificat High School is seeking a junior varsity soccer head coach and a JV-B soccer head coach. Contact varsity coach John Fenix at

Westlake High School seeks an assistant boys track coach in charge of pole vault and jumps. Contact Tony Cipollone at or call 440-835-6354.

Olmsted Falls High School is seeking a girls soccer head coach. Visit and select “Employment Opportunities” to start the application process.

Rocky River High School is seeking an assistant girls soccer coach.  Interested applicants should contact athletic director Mark Wagner at 440-356-6802.  Apply online at

Sweetbriar Women’s Golf Association has membership openings for its 40th year of continuous play of 18 holes every Tuesday from May through September. Please contact Lyn at 440-933-0872 or e-mail for information and application.

The Lake Erie Crushers are set to host open national anthem auditions for the fourth time at All Pro Freight Stadium. Auditions are open to the public and will be held from 4-6 p.m. April 24. Registration will be held at All Pro Freight Stadium, and singers will audition in order of registration. Participants will be asked to sing a part of the anthem (they can choose which part) for a panel of Crushers staff members. Last season, the Crushers selected more than 35 out of 70 audition participants to perform before games. Participants who are selected will be contacted by the Crushers over the course of the season to schedule their performance dates. Anyone with questions may contact Michael Keefe at 440-934-3636 or e-mail




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