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Akron Aeros make hirings and promotions in ticketing department
Two Promoted; Three Join Full-Time Staff
The Akron Aeros announced today several front office changes in its ticketing department, including two promotions and three full-time staff additions.
The two promotions are group sales representative Jeremy Heit, who was promoted to Assistant Director of Ticketing, and group sales representative Mitch Cromes, who was promoted to Senior Manager, Group Sales.
The full-time staff additions come from three members of the 2013 Akron Aeros Ticket Sales Associate Internship Program. Brock Cline has been hired as the Box Office Manager, a role he filled on a part-time basis in 2013. Pete Nugent and Craig Wilson have been hired as Account Executives.
Lace up your running shoes Akron. It's time for the 10th Annual 5K Natatorium race.
The race will take place on a "flap-loop course," through the streets of Cuyahoga Falls on September 15, and it's expected to be the talk of the town for weeks to come.
For years the race has brought excitement and entertainment to the community. It gives everyone a chance to go out, and prove their stamina against the top runners in our surrounding area. The race is designed to help bring a well-fit and healthy community together for a fun event, and it's guaranteed to be a competitive environment for the entire town.
The Ohio Golden Knights (OGK), in association with the Ohio Football League, are a second
year team based out of Akron Ohio. OGK is comprised of 50 diverse individuals ranging in age and
background with one thing in common, immense talent.
Lead by Coach Ken Mason, OGK finished their regular season with a 10-0 record, a first for this team.
With the OFL playoffs starting in two weeks, OGK has secured #1 seed and home field advantage.
"Some of us have never been able to be called champions, well we are just three games away from that
[reality]," said team owner, Jermaine Campbell.
OGK is certain to give a good show broadcasting the #1 offense and the #2 defense in the OFL. The
offensive lead by the "big three", Jesse Mason- QB, Anthony "AK" Kelly- RB, and Glenn Campbell-WR is
averaging 47 points per game. The big three have over 1,000 total yards offensively each.
On June 22, 2013 Lock 3 hosted a youth football camp presented by the Power of One, a local group dedicated to bringing the community closer together by mentoring young people. A free event themed “Each of Us can Make a Difference in the Community” was jam-packed with instructions by high school and college coaches of basic fundamentals as well as entertainment for both boys and girls ages 6-12 and their parents.
Power of One’s Youth Football Camp allowed children to experience position-specific drill instructions, speed and agility drills, team competitions and discussions of motivational topics and speeches by community leaders. The children also enjoyed a special appearance and show by local performer A-Minus, and music with DJ Leon Johnson.
The Racers fell short of sweeping a five-game series against the NJ/NY Comets yesterday. It was a pitching showdown between Racers veteran Lisa Norris and Comets rookie Olivia Galati in the final game of the series. Norris and Galati each pitched seven scoreless innings, only giving up eight hits and three walks between both pitchers. Neither team could put runs on the board in seven innings, leading to an eighth-inning battle for the win.
The Comets posed a threat in the second inning. After Norris struck out Dorian Shaw at the plate she walked Brittany Lindley to first base. Kelsi Weseman was hit by a pitch and advanced to first pushing Lindley to second. A fielder’s choice put Weseman out at second from Courtney Liddle’s single, and Lindley stopped at third base. Amy Hooks stepped to the plate with Lindley in scoring position, but second baseman Tess Sito caught Hooks’ line drive, ceasing the threat.
The Akron Racers started a new streak last nigth after dropping seven in a row, stringing together back-to-back victories over the NY/NJ Comets. The Racers beat the Comets, 11-0, and Akron started the game with a strong first inning; the team scored four runs on four hits and batted through the order. Racers pitcher Ivy Renfroe had an excellent game and threw a three-hit complete game shutout.
Renfroe went over the century mark, throwing 111 pitches, while walking three and striking out seven in seven innings.
Racers rookie Brigette Del Ponte who fillied in for Kelly Montalvo at third base, manned the hot corner like a seasoned pro. In the fourth inning, she snagged a bouncing grounder in short stop territory and made the throw to first to get the second out of the inning. On the very next ball, Del Ponte displayed her arm strength when she caught the ball but dropped it.
The Akron Aeros announced today ESPN 850 WKNR’s Tony Rizzo is the winner in the radio category of its first Media Madness Bobblehead Election. Rizzo’s bobblehead, sponsored by Miller Lite, will be given out to the first 1,000 fans at Canal Park on Saturday, June 22 before the Aeros host the New Britain Rock Cats at 7:05 p.m.
If we told you football was being played this Saturday, you would be surprised, right? If we said there was an entire adult amateur football league based in Ohio you would say “no way." Well that is exactly what we are here to tell you.
The Ohio Golden Knights Adult Amateur Football Team is based right here in Akron. The Knights are in their second season and compete in the Ohio Football League (O.F.L.), which is comprised of 17 teams based mostly in Ohio. In their first season they finished 9-4 with a second round playoff exit.
This year the Knights are 6-0 overall and 4-0 in league play. The Knights are No. 1 overall, No. 1 in offense and No. 2 in defense in OFL games. This Saturday, June 15, at 7 p.m. the Golden Knights will face off against their biggest rivals, the Jackson Silverhawks of Jackson Township at Kent State University, which is currently where the Knights call home. Admission is only $8.
Akron Racers President/GM Joey Arrietta announced the signing of Georgia standout and Ohio native, Tess Sito. The Akron Racers went the local route in the National Pro Fastpitch League Senior Draft in April when they used their 16th overall selection to grab the Georgia utility specialis.
Sito was a star player at nearby Elyria High School where she earned Gatorade Softball Player of the Year in the State of Ohio in 2008 and 2009. She was the only player in Ohio High School softball history to earn the award for consecutive seasons.
“I have watched Tess literally grow up on the diamond," said Arriettta. "I am thrilled to provide her with the opportunity to play before her family and friends in Northeast Ohio."
- Millennium Fund for Children tops $500,000 in grants to area youth programs
- 2014 Artsy Mart at the Summit Artspace
- J Paris Designs gives new life to reclaimed items
- UA volunteers help make Harvest Dinner a success for families facing homelessness
- Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Lock 3
- Grace Park Block Club appears in Welcome Santa Parade