A Page -- June 7, 2010

Behind consistent effort by Rebekka 

Simko, Lancers take second at state 


June 7, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


COLUMBUS – Gilmour Academy, which has won four state titles under coach Jeff Klein, took runner-up honors in the Division III state girls’ track championship over the weekend. 

Coach Klein

The Lancers were led by senior Rebekka Simko, who either singlehandedly or part of relays teams contributed 36 of the Lancers’s points. She earned the state championship in the half mile with a time of 2:12.61 and raced in at 5:02.62 in the mile run to take second place. Simko also ran on the first-place two-mile and second-place mile relay teams.


Alexis Anton, Grace Brennan, and Meghan Pryatel joined Simko on the 3,200 championship team.

Kathryn Drew, Brennan and Anton ran on the second-place mile relay team anchored by Simko.   


Trinity’s Carly Walters, Chelsea Nehez, Jessica Glaser and Claire Lucas placed fifth in the 800 relay.


Thomas Aquinas’ Julia Pusateri finished third behind Simko in the half mile in fewer than four seconds slower than the winner.


Thomas Aquinas edged out by one 

point for D-III track title; wins

two-mile relay

June 7, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



COLUMBUS -- Thomas Aquinas just narrowly missed winning the Division III state title in boys’ track here over the weekend, getting edged out for first place by Colonel Crawford, 41-40, settling for second place.


It was the first time a team missed winning the state title by only one point since 1990.


The Knights took home their best finish ever thanks a first place finish in the 3,200 and runner-up finish in the 1,600 relays with times of 7:50.08 and 3:19.81, respectively. 


Running on the two-mile team were Matt Dougherty, Maurice Kirksey, Ron Maksim, and Jordan McKelley.


Doing the second-place honors in the mile relay for the Knights were Dougherty, Jory Lombardi, Mike McGervey and Maurice Kirksey 11.


Nick Gliba finished runner-up for Trinity in the two-mile run.


Brandon Eddy took second in the pole vault for Cuyahoga Heights.


Otto Orf's Hands-On Soccer 

accepting entries for summer camps, 

Futsal leagues

June 7, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



Otto Orf’s Hands-On Soccer has announced the dates for its summer camps, clinics and tournaments.


Orf, a pro of 21 years, is offering camps that are open to boys and girls ages 4-18. Hands-On offers educational sessions for Student/Athletes at three levels --  
Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Players.


The camps are convenient for anyone in the Greater Cleveland area with 25 Locations. S/As can select Full-Day and Half-Day options.



Also, Hands-On offers Pre and Post Camp Care. To personalize it even more, H-O Soccer offers Private Lessons after Hours.


Orf began offering soccer lessons for Student/Athletes for 20 years in Northeast Ohio while still playing goalie for the Cleveland Crunch.



Also summer futsal (3 on 3) leagues are starting up for the summer.


Teams will play 6 matches beginning June 29 and ending August 4


Hands On will play its matches Tuesday and Wednesday Nights, at 6, 7 and 8pm
Individuals and teams are welcome. Scheduling requests are always considered.


Orf is offering a $25 multi-team discount for every team entered within the same cluster.

The normal team Registration Fee is $400 and Individual Fee $125.


For more information on either the camps or futsal contact either Orf or Chris Dore: