The Hudson Hawks Organization and the Hudson Chapter of the Special Olympics will sponsor the 9th Annual Challenger Football Game on Saturday (Aug. 9).
The game will highlight those special athletes from the Hudson Chapter Special Olympics organization in a football game to showcase their love for the game and their special athletic talents.
“Last year’s event was a great success,” said Mark Guadagni, one of the game’s organizers. “The community came out in full force and we all witnessed some great football by some very special athletes. We also had many special guest from the city of Hudson, radio and TV personalities and former pro athletes from the Cleveland Browns who all contributed to this very special event.”
The game this year will be held again at The Scott Malson Memorial Field near Hudson Middle School, starting at 4 p.m. A gathering of the community, athletes and guests starts at 3 p.m.To read more or comment...
The Inaugural Steve Pryseski Memorial Golf Open is set for Sunday (Aug. 10) at Sunny Hill Golf Course in Kent.
The event honors Pryseski, a former teacher and coach at Ellet, and an athletic official in the Akron Public Schools that passed away last year. It will have a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m., and will have contests such as closest to the pin, longest drive and putting skill.
A granite marker at the landscaping on the 17th hole will be dedicated in memory of Steve at 8 a.m.
Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and the Ellet Student Athlete Pryseski Scholarship Fund.To read more or comment...
The “itch to coach” started for John Allen Stewart when he was playing football at Firestone High School.
Assistant coaching positions with Buchtel and Chippewa followed during his adult years, and now he is continuing to scratch that itch as head football coach at North.
Stewart, who is 39, graduated from Firestone in 1994. He played running back and defensive back for the Falcons after attending Buchtel for two years.
He has always loved football and is appreciative for the chance to coach the Vikings.To read more or comment...
Firestone seniors-to-be Bryce Harris and Jovahn Fair will be playing college football on scholarship in the Mid-American Conference following their high school graduation ceremony in 2015.
Harris has committed to the University of Toledo and Fair has pledged to Ohio University. Both players are linemen on the Falcons offense and defense.
“The kids earned this and I am happy for them,” Firestone football coach Tim Flossie said. “They did everything we asked them to do. They get good grades and they have the size in football that colleges like.
“We will probably play them on the same side with one playing guard and one playing tackle. They are interchangeable and capable of playing both positions. We will have good size on the line.”To read more or comment...
Firestone coach Tim Flossie said three 2014 graduates have finalized their plans to play college football: cornerback Louis Christian (Hiram), cornerback Howard Dover (Baldwin Wallace) and defensive end Brennan Williams (Akron).
Christian and Dover made their decisions recently. Williams committed to Akron earlier this year.To read more or comment...