Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Outdoor sporting goods store representatives teach patrons to bake a cake outdoors and answered questions about tailgating, campfire cooking and smoking
Baking a cake is probably the last thing a hungry camper thinks they can do outside. But patrons at the Mentor Public Library learned how last week, with help from representatives of an outdoor sporting goods store, as part of a series for camping, hunting and fishing enthusiasts. Gander Mountain sent outdoor cooking experts to the library May 16 to teach a seminar on outdoor cooking. While the "chocolate-cherry dump cake" baked, the representatives answered questions about tailgating, smoking and campfire cooking. Watch the video to the right to learn more about how they baked the cake. To learn more about the series, visit the library's website or call 440-255-8811 ext. 215.
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Mentor Cardinals softball team defeated Solon 2-1 after a stunning double play to end the game.
The Mentor Cardinals softball team defeated Solon 2-1 after a stunning double play to end the game. Solon was threatening with a runner on second base and only one out when a Solon batter hit a line drive. Mentor shortstop Lindsey Valvoda caught the ball and then dove and tagged the Solon runner, ending the game on a double play. Freshman Pitcher Allison Golic held Solon's tough lineup in check most of the day, giving up only a solo home run to the Comets' Kristen Confroy. Golic also contributed behind the plate, hitting in 2 runs on a double in the top of the third inning. The Cardinals play their final home game of the season Wednesday against Stow-Munroe Falls.
The junior will play for the Bobcats in 2014.
Another standout from Mentor's junior class has already decided where he will play football in 2014. Kent Berger announced last week that he will play for Ohio University. Both Brandon Fritts and former Mentor quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who left for UNC in January, have decided to play at North Carolina. “Proud to say I committed to Ohio University and couldn't be more excited. Can't wait to be a bobcat!” the junior tweeted last week. “Thanks to everyone for all the support and congratulations really appreciate it,” he wrote a few hours later. Berger, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound junior, carries a 4.0 grade point average and hopes to major in marketing or engineering, according to OhioVarsity.com. “I loved the coaching staff," Berger told Ohio …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
From youth sports to adult leagues, and teams on their way to the playoffs to those reminiscent of the Bad News Bears, Patch wants to see athletes of all ages in action this spring!
Whether it’s on the baseball diamond, at the soccer field or during a flag football game at a local park, spring sports are underway around Mentor and we want to help share all the great moments and highlights with the community! Patch is looking for athletes, coaches, parents, booster club members and fans who are eager to show their team spirit on Mentor Patch. News about any team – from youth t-ball to middle and high school sports, recreational teams, adult leagues and more – it’s all welcome. Here's how you can share news about your sports team this spring: 1. Start a blog about your sports team: Share stats, recaps, photos and/or videos from the game in your own sports blog. Discuss the team, coaches and players with other fans in …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The camps feature two 2-hour sessions and comprehensive teaching; participants receive two free tickets, walk in on-field parade
Batter up, kids! The Cleveland Indians is offering a summer camp for children ages 6-14 in eight area suburbs, including Mentor. Each camp cosists of two 2-hour sessions and will take a comprehensive approach to teaching the game of baseball. Summer Camp instructors will focus on throwing, catching, fielding, hitting and base running, according to a prepared statement. At the completion of the second day of camp, each child will receive a fair evaluation and additional advice on how to improve their game. “Indians Summer Camps provide us an opportunity to teach the fundamentals of the great game of baseball to Cleveland-area youth, and more importantly to foster an appreciation for and attachment to the game and the Tribe. We feel these …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Nine players from the two high schools in Mentor will be featured in the News-Herald Senior Bowl in June
Nine football players from the two high schools in Mentor will get one last chance to put on the pads after graduation. Rosters for the 2013 News-Herald Senior Bowl have been released, with five Mentor Cardinals The game takes place at 7 p.m. Friday June 21 at Jerome T. Osborne Stadium in Mentor. Ticket information will soon be available. According to the newspaper, Mentor players will compete for the blue team, coached by Brandon Lauer of Fairport. Lake Catholic Cougars selected for the game will play on the white team coached by Euclid's Tom Gibbons. Here are the players from the area who will compete: Mentor Lake Catholic
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The junior will join Mitch Trubisky next season
A standout from Mentor's junior class has already decided where he will play football in 2014. Brandon Fritts announced this week that he will play for the University of North Carolina. He'll join former Mentor quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who left for UNC in January. “Glad to say i am Officially committed to the University of North Carolina! #tarheelnation #blessed!” the junior tweeted earlier this week. “Just wanted to thank everyone who congratulated me all at once, couldn’t be more thankful for the support! It feels great to be a tar heel,” he wrote a few hours later. North Carolina recruited him as a tight end, according to UNC football blog Keeping it Heel. Fritts also received offers from Akron, Bowling Green, Minnesota, and Toledo. …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Eight students announce where they will study and play sports this fall
More than anything, each Mentor student-athlete signing ceremony reminds athletic director Jeff Cassella of the diverse talent pool at Mentor High School. The district hosted another of its periodic signing ceremonies Tuesday morning, allowing eight standouts to announce where they have decided to attend college. "You have golfers, lacrosse players, basketball players," Cassella said. "It just shows you, across the board, where our students and athletes are. That's what's amazing to me." Here's a quick breakdown of the students who announced their intentions on Tuesday, courtesy of the district: Jeff Foreman - Ashland University Lacey Miller - Mercyhurst North East Joan Graziano - Lake Erie College Paige Victor - Walsh University Natalie …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Blogger Steve Bosso explains running isn't a craze, it's just crazy.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Jimmy Haslam spoke at the United Way of Lake County's annual meeting, stressing his dedication to returning the Browns to glory
As Jimmy Haslam settled into Greater Cleveland after his October purchase of the Browns, his wife, Dee, became struck by the amicability of most Northeast Ohioans she met. "Dee and I were getting on a plane about four months ago and she says, 'everybody is so nice to us here,'" he recalled. "I said, 'honey, if we don't win in a couple years, it may not be so warm. "I get it." Haslam, who purchased the Browns for $1 billion in October, spoke for about 15 minutes Thursday morning at United Way of Lake County's annual meeting. Organization personnel said Haslam flew into Cleveland specifically for the event, and briskly exited LaMalfa Centre to head back to his plane. He spent the majority of his time on stage telling the audience of area …