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Sports Chatter (7-4)

In recognizing the achievement of winning the Division I singles state championship in boys tennis and its contribution to the community, Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough proclaimed last Friday, June 29, Colton Buffington Day in the city of Westlake. (West Life photo by Ryan Kaczmarski)

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 director of athletics, Tony Cipollone at and/or apply online at Please, no phone calls.

The Ohio Girls Golf Foundation Open will showcase the state’s best high school girl golfers on July 15-16 at Avon Oaks Country Club. Headlined by LPGA tour professional Barb Mucha, the two-day event includes an interactive clinic, 18-hole tournament and awards presentation for individual low gross and best team. On July 15, select high school girl golfers are paired with the corporate sponsors in a fun 9-hole scramble, then on July 16, the full field gathers for the 18-hole tournament. For more information, go to

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 wil go from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $160 for Westlake Rec. members and $170 for non-members. 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 on 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. There are morning, afternoon and all-day camps 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 234-56-GOALS.

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 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.

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 5th golfer, lunch, dinner, and a chance to bid in our silent auction. Each golfer will also receive a polo golf shirt amongst other fantastic gifts! Visit and register under Events.

Coast to Coast Baseball would like to invite local players (ages 10-18) to an upcoming tryout being held at Diamond Indoor Sports in Westlake on July 18. Since the summer of 2001, over 2,500 athletes (ages 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18) from 46 different states have participated in the Coast to Coast Baseball program. At the tryout, the staff will evaluate your skills in four areas; hitting, fielding, arm strength and speed. Players who are accepted to the program may choose to represent the USA in competition in Puerto Rico, or work with top college coaches and pro scouts at one of their Florida or Arizona camp and showcase events held at a MLB spring-training complex. In addition to the tryout, an instructional hitting camp will be held the same day. Tryouts start at 10 a.m. and the hitting camp starts at 2 p.m. For more information, go to or call 740-373-4455.




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