Editors’ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com; 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.
Lions Club Fishing Derby
The Avon Lions Annual Fishing Derby will take place June 7 at Northgate Park-Avon Community Park located at 2155 Eaton Drive in Avon. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Fishing runs from 8-10 a.m. The derby is free of charge and open to all boys and girls. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Door prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of the derby, starting at roughly 10:15 a.m. The grand prize is use of the Lake Erie Crushers loge, sponsored by the Avon Parks and Recreation Department. Bait will be provided. For more information, contact John Aunspaw at 440-934-6158 or 440-670-5397.
Avon High School summer youth camps
Registration is now open for Avon High School summer youth camps, including boys and girls basketball, football and volleyball. All camps are coached by Avon High School coaches and players. Go to https://www.cityofavon.com/index.php/departments/parks-and-recreation/online-registration to sign up.
Boys basketball camp (for Avon boys going into grades 1-6) will take place at the Avon High School main gymnasium June 9-12. Grades 1-3 are at 8-10:00 a.m. Grades 4-6 are from 10:00 a.m.–12 p.m. Cost is $50.
Girls basketball camp (for Avon girls going into grades 2-8) will take place at the Avon High School main gymnasium June 16-19. Grades 2-4 are from 9-11 a.m. Grades 5-8 are from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Cost is $60. Each camper will receive a T-shirt, ball and a pass to all home varsity girls basketball games.
Football camp (instructed by Coach Elder and his varsity coaching staff) is for the Avon boys going into grades 1-6 at the Avon football facility at Avon Middle School June 16-19 from 9-11 a.m. Cost is $50. Each camper will receive a T-shirt.
Volleyball camp (for Avon girls entering grades 4–8) will take place at the Avon High School main gymnasium June 23-26. Grades 4– 6 are from 9–11:00 a.m. Grades 7-8 are from 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Cost is $60 and includes a T-shirt.
The Avon football skills specific camp is run by the Avon High School football coaching staff. The purpose of this camp is to allow players to focus on the fundamentals of playing a specific offensive and defensive position of their choice. This camp (for Avon boys entering grades 3-6) takes place July 14–17 from 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at the Avon football facility (behind Avon Middle School). Cost is $50 and includes a T-shirt. Please bring a water bottle labeled with child’s name. Registration ends July 4.
Avon Tot T-ball
The Avon Parks and Recreation Department is now taking registrations for summer Tot T-ball. The program is for Avon children ages 3–5 years old. Choose from a weekday morning two games per week league or a Saturday one game per week league. For program details and registration visit www.cityofavon.com, Parks & Recreation Dept., Program Information.
Bob-O-Link Ladies Golf League
Bob-O-Link Ladies Golf League is welcoming new members for the 2014 season. This 9-hole league plays Tuesday mornings from May through August at Bob-O-Link Golf Course, a 36-hole facility located on St. Rt. 83 (Center Road) in Avon, Ohio. Contact JoAnn at 440-933-2391 for additional information.
Lady Linksters golf league
The Lady Linksters golf league plays at Bob-O-Link golf course in Avon. New members are welcome to this small, friendly group who plays on Wednesday mornings (May through August). Call Loretta at 440-933-7654 for more information.
11th annual Avon summer tennis camp
The 11th annual summer tennis camp at Avon High School, conducted by boys varsity coach Art Gibbs, girls varsity coach Caroline Hughes and assistant coaches Donald Svenson and Clyde Alexander, will take place June 9-June 20. After these two weeks, the camp continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays until July 31. Group I (boys and girls entering grades 6-7) will take place from 1-2:30 p.m.; Group II (for boys and girls entering grades 8-9) takes place 2:30-4 p.m.; Group III (for boys and girls returning from 2013 summer camp and for JV or varsity team members who want some instruction) takes place from 4-5:30 p.m. Cost of the camp is $85 ($2.50/hour for 33 hours of instruction). For more information, contact Coach Gibbs at 440-552-5470 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Avon Soccer League Association registration
The Avon Soccer League Association is now open for registration into the fall 2014, spring 2015 soccer season. Avon soccer is now registering players for the recreation league. All players ages 3-14 are welcome. In addition to the many game play opportunities, Avon soccer offers extensive soccer training and development programs with our staff coaches. Parents are encouraged to register as volunteers and assist in league administration or as a parent coach. Go to the website www.avonsports.org/soccer and follow the online registration and payment process. Registration for recreation soccer closes July 15. Practices begin in early August. Log onto the website for more information or e-mail ASLA registrar Michele Warrick at email@example.com.
Avon Lake Athletic Boosters “Mulch Madness”
The Avon Lake Athletic Boosters have partnered with Riverside Landscaping to offer a “May Mulch Madness” sale throughout this month. For every order placed through the boosters, $5 per yard’and $1 per bag will be donated to the club to help fund student-athletes with gear, equipment and facility improvements. High-quality Amerimulch is offered at competitive pricing and can be picked up or delivered (bulk only) for a reasonable fee. For full details, visit www.AvonLakeAthleticBoosters.org or call Riverside Landscaping at 440-333-9385.
Tri-Bay golf outing
The yearly Tri-Bay golf outing will take place at Sweetbriar Golf Course in Avon Lake June 13. Registration takes place from 7:30-8 a.m. Golfing is from 9 a.m. To 3 p.m. Cost is $105 per golfer, which includes 18 holes, golf cart, breakfast, appetizers, beverages, dinner and prizes. Golfers must be at least 21 years old to participate. Always well attended, the gathering of Bay supporters and golf lovers join together each year for a specific cause; the fundraiser is dedicated to raising funds to assist The Bay Education Foundation, the Bay Alumni Foundation, and The Bay Rockets Athletic Boosters. Those interested can register online at www.tribaygolf.com. Contact Al Nelson firstname.lastname@example.org (440-933-6402) for further sign-up details and questions.
Shoremen football skills camp
Registration is in progress for the Shoremen football skills camp. This program is for all boys entering grades 2-7 in September. Camp runs from June 23-26 at Avon Lake Memorial Stadium and Auxiliary Gym. Cost is $45, which includes a football and T-shirt. Space is limited and early application is encouraged. Application form and additional information is available on line at avonlakecityschools.org/athletics or on “flier connection” on the bottom right of the Avon Lake City Schools home page.
Avon Lake youth flag football registration
The Avon Lake Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting online registration for its youth flag football league. This league is for children entering grades1-4 in the fall of 2014. The program begins the week of Sept. 1 and concludes Oct. 18. Early-bird registration is $55 per resident/$65 per non-resident until June 8. From June 9–July 13 registration fee is $65 per resident/$75 per nonresident. Registration deadline is July 13. For more information and to register visit www.avonlake.org or call 440-930-4136.
Avon Lake Junior Shoremen tackle football registration
The Avon Lake Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for our youth tackle football league. This league is open to participants entering grades 5-6 in the fall of 2014. The program begins the week of Aug. 4 and concludes Oct. 25. Physicals are required for participation in the program.. Registration is $175 and ends June 9. Registration is limited to the first 100 Avon Lake residents. Teams are filling quickly, so register your child now. For more information and to register visit www.avonlake.org or call 440-930-4136.
Avon Lake youth volleyball league
The Avon Lake Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting online registration for its youth volleyball league. This league is for children entering grades 5-8 in fall of 2014. The program begins the week of Aug. 25 and concludes Oct. 25. Early-bird registration is $60 per resident/$70 per non-resident through June 8. From June 9-July 20 registration fee is $70 per resident/$80 per nonresident. Registration deadline is July 20. Avon Lake Parks and Recreation will accommodate late registrations from Learwood volleyball tryouts for three days after tryouts conclude. For more information and to register visit www.avonlake.org or call 440-930-4136.
Avon Lake rec soccer signup
Registration is now open for the fall 2014-spring 2015 Avon Lake Soccer Organization in-house recreational soccer program. This program is open to all children who are residents of Avon Lake between the ages of 5-13. Players must be 5 years old by July 31, 2014. Fees will be $85 ($95 after June 30), which includes the cost of both the fall 2014 and spring 2015 sessions and a T-shirt. Registrations will be accepted on-line at the ALSO website, www.avonlakesoccer.com. Contact the ALSO registrar Bill Keller at email@example.com with any questions.
Avon Lake travel soccer tryouts
Tryouts for Avon Lake Soccer Organization’s travel soccer program are now underway. This program is open to children who are residents of Avon Lake between the ages of 8-13 and are seeking a more serious and competitive approach to soccer. Fees will be $200 for the fall 2014-spring 2015 season. Online registration is open now at the ALSO website, www.avonlakesoccer.com where you can also find more information on tryout dates and times; please register online before your tryout. Contact the ALSO travel directors (Grey Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Crimaldi at ALSOgirlstravel@gmail.com) with any questions.
Gaelic football team seeks athletes
Cleveland St. Jarlath Gaelic Football will begin its spring indoor training in March and welcoming all local athletes (18 and older). Gaelic football is a mixture of soccer, rugby, basketball and is played on a field similar to soccer. St. Jarlath has its home field based in Avon Lake. The indoor training will be held at Rocky River Force Facility. Please check us out on Facebook (Cleveland St. Jarlath) to gain additional details or call 440-933-9131.
Bay High Soccer Champ Camp
The Bay High girls soccer team is sponsoring its 2014 Bay High Soccer Champ Camp June 9–12. Don’t miss this annual camp for girls going into grades 1-8 in the fall. Instruction includes technical as well as tactical training for individual and team play. The staff is made up of the current 2014 Bay High girls coaches and players. Each camper will receive a Bay High T-shirt. Cost is $60 per player. The final deadline for registration is June 6. For more information, call Gina Linehan at 440-899-8895 or Jack Griffiths at 216-346-9465.