Firestone Stadium will host all-star softball games tonight and Wednesday.
Game organizers Jim Noall and Lisa Simpson said the Barney Ellis All-Star Fastpitch Softball Series will feature games at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. tonight, and 6 p.m. Wednesday.
The opening game tonight will pit the Akron City Stars against the Portage Stars. The Suburban Stars and Metro Stars will play in the nightcap.
The Summit Stars and Stark Stars will play in Wednesday’s game.
Ticket prices are $3 for adults, $2 for senior citizens, $1 for students and children 3-and-under can enter for free.
Three players from the North Canton Hoover softball team are scheduled to play in Wednesday’s game. The Vikings won their third consecutive Division I state title Saturday.
Rosters for today’s games:
Akron City Stars
East: Alysha Hale, Courtney Hill. Ellet: Autumn Smith, Laura Lakins, Emily Murray. Firestone: Kristin Skeans. Garfield: Amy Musick, Alicia Lindsey. Kenmore: Brittany Gouchenour. North: Sabria Meadows, Sydney Wazelewski. Archbishop Hoban: Kate Boylan, Haylee Fisher. Our Lady of the Elms: Emily Scupholm, Taylor Schmidt. St. Vincent-St. Mary: Lexie Handley, Nicole Paolucci, Ariel Linberger.
Portage Trail All-Stars
Kent Roosevelt: Megan Nichols, Caiti Overholt. Ravenna: Brooke Lovejoy, Courtney O’Donnell. Springfield: Alexis Slider, Laura Stubbs. Rootstown: Brandi Barkhurst, Amanda Huth. Field: Kerrie Trautman, Tiffany Spaller. Mogadore: Katy Otto, Shannon Barchalk. Norton: Dani Dawson, Mackenzie Purtan. Coventry: Alexis Cordea, April Mashburn. Crestwood: Jenna Head, Reanna Szarka.
Cloverleaf: Lauren Strebel, Hallee Smith. Copley: Daisha Dancy, Bella Ison. Green: Abbe Mowrer, Paige Darnell-Smith. Highland: Amanda Schniegenberg, Mallory Rymer, Ann Marie Kirchner. Medina: Jessie Holtzman, Megan Paradise. Revere: Kaylyn Roose, Marissa Staats. Tallmadge: Morgan Stack, Tori Young. Nordonia: Grace Schmeiser, Jenna Huff. Wadsworth: Sam Ryan, Grace Zarley.
Barberton: Macy Kaisk, Kelsey Wilson. Cuyahoga Falls: Allie Bennett, Callie Collins. Walsh Jesuit: Cori Anter, Taylor Stimson. Manchester: Kate Mash, Emily Kusmits. Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy: Jordan Budrevich, Lauren Hughes. Stow: Sadie Jones, Lindsay Jones. Twinsburg: Megan Brown, Grace Ryan. Woodridge: Samantha Schneider, Hailey Scupholm.
Wednesday’s game roster:
Akron Summit Stars
Springfield: Quartni Whited, Kassy Flores, Sarah Stubbs, Deanna Cole, Lydia Sanner. Tallmadge: Kirsten Lightel, Sierra Bennett. Walsh Jesuit: Taylor Rahach, Riley Ries, Lilli Piper. Medina: Maria Vanadia, Madi Tata, Vanessa Scoarste. Copley: Lizzie Fela. Stow: Stephanie Little. Twinsburg: Courtney Paul. Norton: Brooke Robinson. Highland: Kaitlin Kracjik. Field: Justine Barnes. Barberton: Kloee Cuckler.
Louisville: Katie Cozy, Chandler Rice, Gianna Falcone, Anne Woolf. Jackson: Abby Funk, Annie Dehnke. Perry: Lena Kortis, Kassidy Troxell, Katelyn McArthur. North Canton Hoover: Jenna Lilley, Tara Thacker, Kelly Dillow. Canton Central Catholic: Katelyn Gambone. Lake: Macey Harder, Kari Snyder.
Hudson Junior to tee off
The annual Hudson Junior Invitational starts today and will run through Thursday at the Country Club of Hudson.
This is the 35th year for the boys tournament and the 34th year for the girls event. Players from around North America will play 54 holes (18 holes each day).
All-star baseball game
The Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame is hosting a high school baseball all-star game at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Canal Park.
Advance ticket sales are $6 for adults and $1 for children ages 7-12, and can be purchased by calling Tom Giffen at 330-923-3400 or Ed Galloway at 330-472-3076 or sending an email to info@GABHoF.com. Tickets at the gate are $10 for adults and $3 for children ages 7-12.
Michael Beaven can be reached at 330-996-3829 or email@example.com. Read the high school blog at http://www.ohio.com/preps. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/MBeavenABJ and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/sports.abj.