Lakewood OH

Sports Chatter (6-13)

Bay Middle School’s boys and girls track and field teams recently competed at the middle school state track meet at Reynoldsburg High School outside of Columbus. For the boys, Jack Hautz (8) placed second in the 3200. For the girls, Milana Scarlato (7) placed 17th in the 400m; Emma Smith (8) placed 15th in the 400m; and Abby Christel (8) placed eighth in both the 800m and 1600m. In the 4×100 relay Olivia Bechtel (8), Scarlato, Kaylie Harden (8) and Lydia Barnes (8) placed seventh, while Lydia Barnes (8) placed fifth in the 200m and seventh in the 200 hurdles, and Amanda Cusimano (7) placed fourth in the 800m (with a time of 2:33.16, a new school record) and fifth in the 1600m. Bechtel was the top performer for the Rockets, winning the 400m and taking second in the 100m. As a team, the Lady Rockets finished in third place overall.

Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golfer Brooke Hamilton (St. Joseph Academy) was named a third-team 2012 Capital One Academic All-America At-Large. Hamilton, who carries a 3.95 grade average in English and philosophy, was an “Elite 89” nominee at the 2012 NCAA Division III national golf championships, where she led the Yellow Jackets to a 16th-place finish. The two-time All-OAC selection played in seven spring tournaments and averaged 85.71 strokes in 14 rounds of 18 holes, including tying her career-low of 79 twice at the Division III national tournament (third and fourth rounds). Hamilton, who is a member of four honor societies, is the recipient of three academic scholarships and serves as a team captain. She helped B-W capture its second-straight OAC title and make its fourth Division III national tourney appearance since 2000. She also is a Jacket Scholar and a two-time Capital One Academic All-District VII choice.

Rocky River City Schools is 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 two boys assistant basketball coaches and a boys assistant swimming coach. Any interested coach should e-mail a cover letter, resume and reference list to Tony Cipollone, director of athletics, at and/or apply online at Please, no phone calls.

Volunteers are needed for the Towpath Trilogy Ten-Ten Race on June 17. They are looking for volunteers for the aid stations, setup/breakdown on race day and packet pickup on June 16 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and on June 17 from 5:30-6:30 a.m. Please contact Kathy Cole at or call her at 216-520-1825.

Westlake High School boys varsity coach Shawn Hood is conducting a basketball camp at Westlake Recreation Center. Improve your shooting, passing and overall skills at this great summer camp for both boys and girls. Camp dates are July 23-26. Grades 3-5 will go from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Grades 6-8 will go from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $160 for Westlake Rec. Center members and $170 for nonmembers. For more information, go to the Westlake City Schools website at, call 440-476-0219 or e-mail at

Phil Argento Jr. will be running a basketball shooting camp July 11-13, from 1:30-4 p.m., and two offensive skills camps July 18-20 and July 25-27 (advanced) from 1-4 p.m. All three camps will be held at Lutheran West High School. For more information, go to or e-mail Phil at

Sign up today for the 20th annual Classic at Mastick 5K held Aug. 8 at the Mastick Woods Picnic Area in the Rocky River Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. This is an excellent preseason tuneup for cross country teams and challenging for seasoned runners, easy for leisurely runners. Proceeds support the Classic at Mastick College Scholarship Fund. The race times will be 6 p.m. for boys and men and 6:45 p.m. for girls and women. The entry fee is $20, and only 525 entries are accepted – so don’t wait! For more information, go to

Hands on Soccer will be conducting a summer soccer skills camp at St. John (Westshore) Medical Center in Westlake July 9-13. Former Cleveland Crunch and Force player Otto Orf and his instructors will be on hand to teach the fast and furious game. Starters camp, skills academy, goalie school and the advanced camp will all be offered. Morning, afternoon and all-day camps are available. Soccer starters and field player camps are priced at $125 (half day) and $185 (full day). All goalkeeper and advanced camps are priced at $125 (half day) and $210 (full day). To register online, find a camp in another location or get more information, go to or call 330-325-1499.

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 take place 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.

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 online at or by calling 440-327-1866. Preregistration cost is $20; race-day registration is $25 beginning at 7 a.m.

The Cleveland Touchdown Club annual golf outing is July 19 at Coppertop at Cherokee Hills. For $100, you will get 18 holes of golf, a celebrity fifth golfer, lunch, dinner and a chance to bid in the silent auction. Each golfer will also receive a polo golf shirt, among other fantastic gifts. Visit and register under the “Events” tab.

The 2012 Tiffin University track and cross country summer camp will be held June 17-19 at the university’s new state-of-the-art $12 million indoor track. The coaches and presenters in this camp have well over 100 years of track and cross country coaching experience. The camp will be limited to 100 athletes, so please get your deposit in early, which will hold your spot in the camp. Over 11 coaches will be on staff, covering sprints, hurdles, pole vault, high jump, shot put, discus, hammer throw and distance running, including cross country. The camp brochure can be viewed and printed from the website at For more information, call Ron Martin at 419-618-6211 or e-mail him at

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 five days, shirt, hat, camp photo and evaluation. What to bring: glove; baseball shoes or tennis shoes; water bottle; bat; practice pants; and personal attire (socks, supporters, etc.).

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 sign-in. Address:
Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake, OH 44145.

Feel free to contact the following with any questions or concerns:

Phil Bova Baseball Camp
25709 Briarwood Court
Westlake, OH 44145

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



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