Lakewood OH

Sports Chatter (4-24-13)

There will be a fundraiser for the Rocky River Fencing Club at Cyrano’s Place, 15639 Madison Ave. in Lakewood, which will be a  pasta buffet benefit on Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m., to help defray the cost of head coach Sara Kass’ trip to Jerusalem to compete in the 2013 Maccabiah Games. Tickets are $15 (age 6 and under free) and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Nonfencers are invited to come between 3 and 4:30 p.m. to check out the sport. Checks can also be made payable to Maccabiah USA, and dropped off at Cyrano’s or mailed to Maccabiah USA/Sports for Israel, 1926 Arch Street 4R, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Please write “Sara Kass” in the memo section.

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 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 nine-hole league plays Tuesday mornings from May through August at Bob-O-Link Golf Course, which is a 36-hole facility located on Center Road (SR 83) 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 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 Flynn Insurance Group, owned by alumna 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 May 25. Race day registration and check-in will be at Olmsted Falls High School in Olmsted Falls from 7 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, goes 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 Public 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 4oth Annual Phil Bova Baseball Camp will be held June 17-21 at the Westlake Recreation Center. The camp features an outstanding staff with more than 200 combined years of experience. Professional, college and high school coaches will be on hand daily, providing individual instruction for all age levels, along with six batting cages in use daily and a “Competition Day” to evaluate campers in throwing, hitting and bunting. Games will be played daily on seven fields. Every camper gets a hat and shirt, and a Best Camper plaque will be awarded in each age group.

Lunch is provided daily. Guest speakers will be on hand to share their expertise. Each camper will have a professional camp photo to take home. There will be inside demonstration instruction during inclement weather. The ratio of staff to campers is 1:10.

Camp Schedule and Information
Our planned daily schedule will have a morning session and then two sessions in the afternoon. You will then be able to apply what you learned at camp to your games afterward. A typical day will be as follows:

8:15 a.m.                       Arrive at Westlake Baseball Field ready to play
11:20 a.m.                     Lunch provided
12:30 a.m.                    Back on field for instruction
1 p.m.                            Instructional age group games
2:30 p.m.                      Individual instruction or stations
4 p.m.                           Depart for the day

Camp Cost: $235.00 per camper. Includes instruction and lunch for all 5 days, shirt, hat, camp photo and evaluation.

What to Bring: Glove; baseball shoes or tennis shoes; water bottle; bat; practice pants; personal attire (socks, supporters, etc.).

New this year are team discounts. Get 10 or more players from your team to register for camp and each player will receive $35 off. That’s a savings of over $350 for your team. Check the website for more details and a registration form.For more information, write Phil Bova Baseball Camp, 25709 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake, OH 44145, e-mail or go on the Web to

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 as follows:

• Camp 1: Tuesday, June 11, and Wednesday, June 12

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

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

• Camp 4: Wednesday, Aug, 14, and Thursday, Aug. 15

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