Lakewood OH

Sports Chatter (4-17-13)

The Westlake Recreation Department has announced its spring-summer coed bocce league. The league will play on Tuesday nights for seven weeks, plus playoffs, starting May 28. Game times will be at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Entry fee is $100 for each team of four. Deadline to enter teams is May 17. For more information, call Jim Dispirito at 440-617-4420.

The Bob-O-Link Ladies Golf League is welcoming new members for the 2013 season. This 9-hole league plays Tuesday mornings from May through August at Bob-O-Link Golf Course, which is a 36-hole facility located on State Route 83 (Center Road) in Avon. For additional information, contact league representative JoAnn Wainscott at 440-933-2391.

The Magnificat Blue Streaks Through River 5K Run and Walk to support the Angels in Blue Fund will take place May 26, at 8 a.m. The Angels in Blue Fund is set up to help Magnificat families in need with school-related expenses, such as retreat fees and uniform expenses. The primary fundraiser for this fund is none other than the annual Blue Streaks Through River 5K, held in May each year. Last year, $4,835 was provided from this fund to help families, and they hope to raise more this year. The Blue Streaks Through River 5K is a great way for families and friends to have some healthy fun together while supporting the Magnificat school community in a meaningful way. Dust off those running shoes, wear your blue and white with pride and join them on Sunday, May 26 to run or walk the Blue Streaks Through River 5K. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. The lead sponsor of this year’s race is the Flynn Insurance Group, owned by alumnae board member Anne Nicole Flynn ’99. Other sponsors include First Merit Bank and Friedman, Domiano and Smith LLC. Registration is open at The first 200 registrants will receive race t-shirts designed by a Magnificat student.

The Dara Hosta – Olmsted Spirit 5K Race/Walk will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Race day registration and check-in will be at the Olmsted Falls High School in Olmsted Falls from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. for the 5K race and two-mile walk. Free refreshments and breakfast buffet will be available. All participants will receive a T-shirt and raffle ticket for a chance to win free prizes from area businesses. All money raised, after expenses, go toward college scholarships for Olmsted Falls High School seniors who have shown their school and/or community spirit by the activities they were involved in during their lifetime. Registration forms are available at the Olmsted Falls branch of the Cuyahoga County Library, Olmsted Community Center, Olmsted Falls branches of PNC Bank, First Federal of Lakewood and Lorain National Bank. Forms are also available on the Internet at

Magnificat High School is accepting resumes for assistants in the girls soccer program.  Applicants should have previous playing or coaching experience at the high school, club, or recreation levels. Applicants must be able to take Virtus training, Fundamental of Coaching, CPR, Pupil Activity Certification and an FBI /BCI background check. Resumes should be sent to Head Varsity Coach, Gretchen Micklitsch at or

The Lake Erie Crushers are pleased to announce their fourth-annual Summer Baseball Camp series at All Pro Freight Stadium. The baseball camps will focus on the fundamentals of the game, including position specific training, from professional athletes and coaches of the Crushers. The camps are designed for kids ages 6-14. At the beginning of each day, Crushers players and coaches will separate campers based on their position and/or age level.

The Crushers will host four two-day camps this summer. The dates for the 2013 camps are:

– Camp 1: Tuesday, June 11 and Wedensday, June 12

– Camp 2: Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26

– Camp 3: Tuesday, July 23 and Wednesday, July 24

– Camp 4: Wednesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 15

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

For $75 per camp, campers will receive a 2013 Baseball Camp t-shirt, a Crushers Logo baseball for post camp autograph session and one general admission ticket voucher for a 2013 home game. For more information stop by All Pro Freight Stadium, call 440-934-3636, or e-mail Kim Deanovic at




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