Lakewood OH

Sports Spot (10-9-13)

Sports Spot

Editor’s note: Sports Spot submissions are due before 4 p.m. on the Thursday before the desired publication date. Only items from community, school and nonprofit groups and organizations will be accepted. All items will run on a space-available basis. E-mail to or; fax items to 440-933-7904; mail to P.O. Box 300, Avon Lake, OH 44012; or drop them off at our office at 158 Lear Road in Avon Lake.


Avon Lake

Avon Lake boys lacrosse meeting tonight

The Avon Lake Lacrosse Club will host an informational meeting for parents and players interested in learning more about the boys grades 5-6 and 7-8 lacrosse programs on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. Youth lacrosse is a spring sport. Registration for the spring 2014 season will start soon after the meeting. The meeting will take place at the Avon Lake Old Firehouse Community Center (Corner of Rt. 83 and Lake Road). For more information, go to our website or send an e-mail to Brian Lamb, president of the Avon Lake Lacrosse Club, at


Youth wrestling club

The new Avon Lake Wrestling Club will conduct information meetings and sign-ups for youth wrestlers Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Avon Lake High School Commons Area. The club is open to any child age 5 and older. In a short time the fledgling non-profit club has managed to assemble an impressive team of accomplished coaches and dedicated parents with many years of wrestling experience, including: Head biddy/youth club coach Marcus Effner, a state champion at Garfield Heights and a two-time NCAA qualifier; assistant varsity coach Anthony Coleman, a state champion at Bellevue and a two-time NCAA qualifier; and head varsity coach Nick Mayer, a two-year starter at Ohio University; as well as local standouts and long time Learwood Coaches Scott Peepers and Don George. Practices will begin the week of Oct. 28. Students in grades K-2 will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-7 p.m.; 3rd-6th graders will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7-8:30 p.m. and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. Cost for the youth biddy season is $100, which includes a singlet, T-shirt, shorts, matches for the season, two open tournaments and several wrestling clinics. There is also a year-round program which includes additional clinics, US freestyle card, and registration to freestyle and folkstyle tournaments available for $200. For more information check out


Avon Lake Sports Hall of Fame nominations

Do you know of an Avon Lake High School graduate who had an outstanding sports career at the high school, collegiate or professional level? The Avon Lake Sports Hall of Fame is looking for nominations to the hall. To nominate someone, just go to the website, select “About the Hall” and click “ballot”. Perhaps your nominee will be selected as a hall of famer.


Avon Lake athletic booster members wanted

Are you looking for a way to support your favorite Shoremen or Shoregals athletic team? Consider becoming a member of the Avon Lake High School athletic boosters. With your tax-deductible donation you will financially help all the teams at Avon Lake High School. In the past years the boosters have been responsible for a wide variety of support for our teams, including help with the concessions and Spirit Store in the stadium, equipment to the weight room, specialty attire and physical improvements to the high school grounds beneficial to all community constituents. To become a member, visit our website at for more information. We have several membership levels to suit your needs; just indicate which you prefer and send the form and check to the address indicated. All memberships will receive our “AL Oval” sticker to display proudly as a supporter of our student athletes.


Bay Village

Village Foundation Heritage Run

The fourth annual Heritage Run will take place Oct. 19 through beautiful Bay Village to benefit the Village Foundation’s work in supporting non profit community endeavors. Show your support by bringing the family and joining us for the walk or the run. The annual Village Foundation 5K run/ 1 mile walk begins at Cahoon Memorial Park at 9 a.m. Preregistration is available on line at for $20, or $25 in person on the day of the race. Packets will be available for pickup Oct. 19 at 7:30 a.m. at Cahoon Park. The first 350 participants will get a cool, dry-tech, athletic shirt. Funds collected will be used to support the work of many not for profits groups. Cahoon Memorial Park is at the north end of Dover Center Road.


Rocky River

Varsity lacrosse coach needed

Rocky River High School is looking for varsity boys lacrosse head and assistant coaches, and an assistant junior varsity girls basketball coach. Applicants must have SRFA, CPR, NFHS and Fundamentals of Coaching certifications. Interested persons should send letter of interest and resume to Mark Wagner, athletic director, Rocky River High School, 20951 Detroit Road, Rocky River, Oh. 44116 or e-mail him at





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