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Sports Chatter (5-16)

North Olmsted resident Alex Kearney helped the Baldwin-Wallace College men's tennis team to its first-ever Ohio Athletic Conference title, first-ever NCAA Division III tournament berth – in which the Yellow Jackets won in the first round against Earlham (Ind.) 5-4 – and an overall record of 29-1. (Photo courtesy of Baldwin-Wallace College)

Rocky River City Schools are seeking a middle school boys cross country coach and a seventh-grade girls volleyball coach. These positions are for the 2012-13 school year. Applicants should have certifications in SRFA, CPR, NFHS and Fundamentals of Coaching. Interested persons should contact Mark Wagner, Rocky River High School Athletic Director, at 440-356-6802.

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

Westlake High School is also seeking a head varsity baseball coach. Any interested coach should e-mail a cover letter, resume and reference list to Director of Athletics, Tony Cippollone at and/or apply on line at Please, no phone calls.

Registration is open for the John Sanders Memorial Golf Outing benefiting the Olmsted Falls Schools Endowment and Alumni Association and its scholarship programs. The outing will be taking place on July 14, at Mallard Creek Golf Course in Columbia Station. The cost is $80 per golfer, including 18 holes of golf, riding cart, lunch, beverages, steak dinner and favor. The cost for dinner only is $25. The format will be a four –person scramble with no handicaps. Tee times will begin at 10 a.m. for more information, call the Alumni office at 440-427-6030.

The Blue Streaks Through river 5K Run/Walk will be taking place on Sunday May 27 with all proceeds from the race supporting the Angels in Blue Fund, which helps Magnificat families in need with school-related costs. Pre-registration is at 7:15 a.m., with the race beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information or to register, visit

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.

“Run at the Ridge” race
On Saturday, June 16 at 8:30 a.m., all are invited to participate in the “Run at the Ridge” 5K Race and fitness walk, with proceeds benefiting North Ridgeville Community Care. The race will be held (rain or shine) at Pioneer Ridge in North Ridgeville, located off Bender Road. Sponsored by The Cleveland Clinic, Del Webb and Active Runner, the first 300 registered participants will receive a premium running shirt. Overall winners will receive a free pair of running shoes from Active Runner. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the race. Registration forms are available on-line at or by calling 440-327-1866. Pre-register cost is $20. Race day registration is $25 beginning at 7 a.m.
Eric Flannery Shooting Clinic for boys and girls in grades 3-8

Need help with your shot? Come and learn from the best. St. Edward High School varsity basketball coach Eric Flannery will be conducting a two-day shooting clinic at the Westlake Recreation Center. The clinic will be held on May 21-22, from 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $50 for Rec. Center member, $55 for Westlake residents and $60 for non-residents. For more information, call the Westlake Recreation Center at 440-808-5700 ext. 3428.

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.

Camp schedule and information:
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

The Lake Erie Crushers are excited to announce their 3rd Annual Youth Baseball Camps, instructed by Crushers players.

The Crushers will host four two-day camps this summer.  The dates for the 2012 camps are:

·         Camp 1: Tuesday, June 12, and Wednesday, June 13

·         Camp 2: Monday, June 18, and Tuesday, June 19

·         Camp 3: Wednesday, June 27, and Thursday, June 28

·         Camp 4: Monday, July 30, and Tuesday, July 31

Each camp will run from 9:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.

For $75 per camp, campers will receive a 2012 Baseball Camp T-shirt, a Crushers braided athletic necklace and one general admission ticket voucher for a 2012 home game.

For more information and to print off a registration form, visit or contact the Lake Erie Crushers at 440-934-3636.




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