Lakewood OH

Sports Chatter (4-18)

R.E.M. Tots Soccer starts its next youth soccer session on Friday at the North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex. This session runs to May 25, and times are 5-5:45 p.m. and 6-6:45 p.m. for Tiony Tots (3-4) and Advanced (5-6). For more information and sign up, go to Outdoor sessions will be coming in June.

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 is seeking a dynamic and qualified person to assume the role of Head Varsity Volleyball Coach.  Ideally, we are looking for a person with previous head coaching experience and a track record of proven success.  Please direct any inquiries via email to Tony Cipollone, Director of Athletics, Westlake City Schools at

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

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

39th Annual Phil Bova Baseball Camp

Experience your own spring training with the Phil Bova baseball camp June 18-22. The camp features an outstanding staff with over 200 years of experience; professional, college and high school coaches on hand daily; individual instruction for all age levels; six batting cages in use daily; Competition Day to evaluate campers in throwing, hitting and bunting; games played daily on seven fields; a cap and shirt for every camper; Best Camper plaque awarded in each age group; lunch provided daily; guest speakers who share their expertise; a professional camp photo for each camper; inside demonstration instruction during inclement weather; and a 1:10 ratio of staff to campers.

Our planned daily schedule will feature a morning session and then two sessions in the afternoon. You will then be able to apply what you learned at camp to your games afterward. A typical day will be as follows:

8:15 a.m.                      Arrive at Westlake baseball field ready to play
11:20 a.m.                    Lunch provided
12:30 a.m.                    Back on field for instruction
1 p.m.                           Instructional age group games
2:30 p.m.                      Individual instruction or stations
4 p.m.                           Depart for the day

The camp cost is $230 per camper. There is no registration deadline, but the earlier the better for T-shirt and cap size availability. (There is also a sibling discount for multiple campers from the same family, and a discount for campers who display the Bova Camp sign in front of their house.) Cost includes instruction and lunch for all 5 days, shirt, hat, camp photo and evaluation. What to bring: Glove – Baseball Shoes or Tennis Shoes – Water Bottle – Bat – Practice Pants – Personal Attire (socks, supporters, etc.) PLEASE LABEL ALL OF YOUR EQUIPMENT

For the 2012 camp we will be using the great facilities at the Westlake Recreation Center. We will be meeting the first day of camp at the baseball diamonds for signin. Address:
Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake, Ohio 44145.

Feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns:

Phil Bova Baseball Camp
25709 Briarwood Court
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Go to, call 440-779-1390 or e-mail

Bob-O-Link golf course in Avon is proud to be the first public golf course in the area to introduce the S.N.A.G. (Starting New At Golf) coaching system. It is a fun system of transitioning youths to traditional golf equipment. The intent of the system is to simplify how to play the game of golf. There will be the Demo-Days weekend on April 28-29, from 3-5 p.m. at Bob-O-Links on Rt. 83. Both days are open houses to allow families to see what S.N.A.G. is all about. This for youths age 5-9. For more information, call Bob-O-Link at 440-934-6217, go to the website at or



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