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Published: June 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Aurora AD named OHSAA president

Aurora High athletic administrator Paul Powers has been selected as the 2017-18 Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directors president. He will assume his one-year role at the Aug. 10 board of directors meeting.

Powers is in his ninth year as athletic administrator at Aurora. Prior to that, he was athletic director at Bedford High for 10 years and served in the same capacity at West Geauga from 1993-98.

"I am honored to represent Aurora schools in my new role. I look forward to positively impacting interscholastic athletics as I work with other athletic administrators and school officials from across Ohio. Through these collaborative efforts, I hope to support our student athletes and to continue to assist them in building the important life characteristics of sportsmanship, teamwork, respect and responsibility."

He is a 1986 graduate of West Geauga and received his bachelor's degree in sports management from Ohio Northern in 1991. He received his CAA certification from the NIAAA in 1996 and has completed 34 of the 40 leadership training courses.

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Baseball camp

The Tallmadge baseball team is offering the 2017 Blue Devils Baseball Camp, which is scheduled to take place June 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at Tallmadge Middle School's Dave Young Field.

The camp is for players, ages 13 to 15.

The camp will be hosted by Blue Devils head coach Kenny Linn.

For more information, contact Linn at 330-289-5870 or keli4722@yahoo.com.

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McDowell at Cy Young Days

Reservations are being taken for the Cy Young Days Festival luncheon featuring 1993 Cy Young Award winner Jack McDowell.

The former Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees and Anaheim Angels' pitcher is expected to speak at the luncheon, sign autographs, answer questions from the attendees and be available for pictures.

The event is scheduled to take place June 24 at the Laborers Local 134 Hall at the corner of River and Main Streets in Newcomerstown.

Doors are set to open at 11:30 a.m. and lunch is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $10 for children younger than age 11.

Tickets can be purchased or reservations can be made by calling 740 498-4545 or by email at chaney.janet8@gmail.com.

McDowell also is expected to appear in the Festival Parade that evening at 6 p.m.

For more information on the festival, visit www.cyyoungdaysfestival.com

Rensel shines at EMU

Tallmadge graduate John Rensel, a rising junior on the Eastern Michigan University baseball team, had 13 hits, including three doubles and a home run, and 14 runs batted in during the spring.

The left-handed first baseman/designated hitter appeared in 31 games. He had a career-high three hits against Michigan State.

His lone home run came against Ohio State.

Rensel had 73 putouts and committed zero errors. He also had six assists.

Rensel is a chemistry major with a grade point average of 3.69.


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