Lakewood OH

Sports Chatter (2-6-13)

Magnificat High School will hold a “Red Out” for the girls basketball game between the Blue Streaks and visiting St. Joseph Academy Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Rather than blue and white on one side of the court facing purple and yellow on the other, this year there will be red in the stands to bring awareness to heart disease. During the game, loved ones will be honored and remembered while helping to fight heart disease and stroke. Teams, students and community members are encouraged to purchase and wear a Red Out event T-shirt to school, work and to the game in honor of loved ones and to support the American Heart Association. T-shirts can be purchased at the game and at Magnificat for a $10 donation to the American Heart Association. For more information, contact the American Heart Association youth market representative, Michael Long, at or visit, or Magnificat’s director of parent and student activities, Mrs. Julie Sims Gibbons, at

The North Olmsted Softball Association has openings for men’s and women’s adult softball teams for the 2013 season. For more information, call 440-235-4026.

The Westlake Recreation Department has openings for the men’s open division in the spring basketball season. Teams will play 12 games plus playoffs on Sunday nights. Game times will be at 6, 6:50, 7:40 and 8:30 p.m. Entry fee is $350, payable to the city of Westlake, and the forfeit fee is $140, payable to Westlake Umpires. The game fee is $32 per game (cash only). There is a limit of 16 teams, and the deadline to enter teams is March 30. The season begins April 7. For more information, call Jim Disporito at 440-617-4420.

The Westlake Recreation Department has openings for several adult softball leagues for the 2013 season that will begin in early May. The Monday-Wednesday men’s league plays 18 games from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and the entry fee is $375. The Thursday men’s league plays 18 games (nine double-headers) from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and the entry fee is $375. The Friday coed league plays 18 games (nine double-headers) from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and the entry fee is $375. The Sunday men’s league plays 18 games (nine double-headers) from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the entry fee is $375. The Sunday coed league plays 10 games from 4:30-9:30 p.m. and the entry fee is $225. Entry fees include all game balls. All teams must pay a $140 forfeit fee in addition to the entrance fee. All nonresidents must also pay a $20 nonresident fee. Game fees are $32. No team will be accepted into the league until entrance and forfeit fees are paid. Contract cards are due by May 4. The mandatory managers’ meeting will be held April 13 at 10 a.m. in the Westlake Recreation Center’s community rooms. Each team must have a representative at this meeting. Make entry fee payable to the City of Westlake. Make forfeit fee payable to Westlake Umpires. The registration deadline is April 13. Games will start the week of May 5. For more information, call Jim Disporito at 440-617-4420.

Do you want to play for the Ohio North Coed Soccer League?

The Ohio North Coed Soccer League is the largest single-division outdoor soccer league in the region and the only coed soccer league in Northeast Ohio sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation. It is a competitive soccer league for talented and dedicated players. It is looking for highly skilled individuals who love to play soccer and have a lot of fun at the same time. The objective is to maintain a successful league of highly competitive teams for each season, and new players and teams are always welcome to come see what the league is all about.

If you have any questions concerning the league, starting times, etc., please contact them at or call 216-392-9536.

Saturday, Feb. 23, marks the date for the first-ever Bay Athletic Boosters 5K Race-Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run with a start and finish at Bay High School, 29230 Wolf Road in Bay Village. Managed through Hermes Race Systems, the Snoball 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run will kick off at 9 a.m., with packet pickup and day-of-race registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. inside the Bay High School gym corridor. Preregistered participants will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt featuring a snowman graphic, a roll of Duck-brand duct tape and post-race food and beverages. The preregistration cost for the Snoball 5K Race/Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run is $15 for students and $20 for adults. Mail-in registration forms are available to download on the Bay Athletic Boosters website at and must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 20. Online registration is open through Feb. 22, at 9 a.m. at Race-day registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and cost is $20 for students and $25 for adults. Day-of registrants will receive a long-sleeved T-shirt and other items while supplies last.

Rocky River High School is accepting applications to fill the position of assistant boys lacrosse coach. Please send letter of interest and resume to Mark Wagner, athletic director, c/o Rocky River High School, 20951 Detroit Road, Rocky River, OH 44116, or e-mail

Lakewood High School is accepting applications for the position of head varsity girls volleyball coach. Send resume to Bob Thayer at or mail to 14100 Franklin Blvd., Lakewood, OH 44107.



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