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The city of Westlake’s “Bases 4 Backpacks” inaugural charity softball tournament will be held Aug. 12. This event is open to any and all men’s softball teams. The double-elimination tournament has an entry fee of $50 per team, and a fee of $15 per game played. All teams need to purchase a child’s backpack and fill it with school supplies from a list provided by the city of Westlake. The backpack must be turned in at the field before the team’s first game is played. The backpacks will be given to needy children for the upcoming school year. Deadline to register is Monday. The game times will be announced at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. For more information, visit or call James Disporito at 440-617-4420.

Westlake Recreation is looking for teams to register for the fall softball season. The leagues include Monday, Wednesday men’s (season starts Aug. 20); Thursday men’s (season starts Aug. 23, teams play double-headers); Sunday men’s (season starts Aug. 19, teams play double-headers); and Sunday coed (season starts Aug. 19). Entrance fee for each men’s league is $325. Entry fee for the coed league is $175. Entry fee includes all balls. Forfeit fees are $125. Registration deadline is Aug. 13. For more information, call James Disporito at 440-617-4420.

The 2013 Phil Bova Baseball U11 team will be holding tryouts from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at North Olmsted Park. For more information, contact head coach Rob Sladky at 216-990-5067.

The Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Youth Baseball Association “Boys of Summer” tournament will be held tomorrow through Sunday. The cost is $300 per team. It will be a round-robin format, then a single-elimination with a three-game guarantee per team. Registration forms can be downloaded at For more information, contact Joe Gaspar at

Sign up today for the 20th annual Classic at Mastick 5K, to be 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

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.

Magnificat High School is seeking two cross country assistant coaches. If you are interested, contact head coach Anjanette Arabian Whitman at

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.

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.



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