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Hope College tennis player and Rocky River native Daniel Owens has been named to the 2011-12 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Academic Honor Roll. The 23rd annual MIAA Academic Honor Roll consists of student athletes who have maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 for the school year.

The Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Youth Baseball Association “Boys of Summer” tournament will be held Aug. 2-5. 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 www.sslyba.org. For more information, contact Joe Gaspar at president@sslyba.org.

Westlake High School boys varsity coach Shawn Hood is conducting a basketball camp at Westlake Recreation Center. Improve your shooting, passing and overall skills at this great summer camp for both boys and girls. Camp dates are July 23-26. Grades 3-5 will go from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Grades 6-8 will go from 12:30-3:30 p.m. The cost of the camp is $160 for Westlake Rec. Ctr. members and $170 for nonmembers. For more information, go to the Westlake City Schools’ website at http://beta.westlake.k12.oh.us/default.aspx, call 440-476-0219 or e-mail at kfcons3002@aol.com.

Phil Argento Jr. will be running a basketball offensive skills camp today through Friday and July 25-27 (advanced) from 1-4 p.m. Both camps will be held at Lutheran West High School. For more information, go to www.argentobasketball.com or e-mail Phil at philargento32@yahoo.com.

Sign up today for the 2oth 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 towww.classicatmastick.com.

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 www.hermescleveland.com to register.

The Cleveland Touchdown Club annual golf outing will be held tomorrow at Coppertop at Cherokee Hills. For $100, you will get 18 holes of golf, a celebrity fifth golfer, lunch, dinner and a chance to bid in the silent auction. Each golfer will also receive a polo golf shirt, among other fantastic gifts. Visit www.clevelandtouchdownclub.com and register under “Events.”

Coast to Coast Baseball would like to invite local players (ages 10-18) to a tryout being held at Diamond Indoor Sports in Westlake today. Since the summer of 2001, over 2,500 athletes (ages 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18) from 46 different states have participated in the Coast to Coast Baseball program. At the tryout, the staff will evaluate your skills in four areas: hitting, fielding, arm strength and speed. Players who are accepted to the program may choose to represent the USA in competition in Puerto Rico, or work with top college coaches and pro scouts at one of their Florida or Arizona camps and showcase events held at an MLB spring-training complex. In addition to the tryout, an instructional hitting camp will be held the same day. Tryouts start at 10 a.m., and the hitting camp starts at 2 p.m. For more information, go towww.CoastToCoastAthletics.com or call 740-373-4455.

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.

Magnificat High School is seeking a junior varsity soccer head coach and a JV-B soccer head coach. Contact varsity coach John Fenix at jfenix@magnificaths.org.

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 director of athletics, Tony Cipollone, at Cipollone@wlake.org and/or apply online at www.wlake.org. Please, no phone calls.

 

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