Who was the best high-school athlete in central Ohio during the winter sports season? Viewers of Time Warner Cable will get to decide.

Who was the best high-school athlete in central Ohio during the winter sports season? Viewers of Time Warner Cable will get to decide.

Time Warner and ThisWeek Community Newspapers have teamed up for the first Athlete of the Season competition. ThisWeek selected the top performers in nine sports, and those nine will be featured on Time Warner Cable Local On Demand Channel 1111 from now until April 15. The athlete who receives the most votes will win $500 for his or her school's athletics boosters. Each view is worth one vote.

Tune into Local On Demand Channel 1111 and select the "Viewer's Choice" tab.

The nine athletes are: Northland's Jared Sullinger (boys basketball), Pickerington Central's Emilee Harmon (girls basketball), Westerville North's Josh Demas (wrestling), Olentangy Liberty's Doug Kouskouris (hockey), Dublin Coffman's Hailey Fairchild (gymnastics), Upper Arlington's Eric Huffman (boys swimming), Watterson's Gracie Finnegan (girls swimming), Pickerington North's Ryan Gorring (boys bowling) and Westerville Central's Mary Wells (girls bowling).

Zenith is offering a volleyball academy from April 5 through May 17 at Dublin Jerome High School for boys and girls grades 3-12. Course last five days and will focus on high level skill instruction as taught by Steven Hinds. Hinds is currently an assistant for the Capital women's volleyball team. The athlete-to-instructor ratio won't exceed 1-to-10. For more information call Hinds at (614) 361-3315 or e-mail asnmse@yahoo.com.

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Dublin Jerome -- Varsity assistant softball varsity assistant girls soccer. Send résumé to Nick Magistrale, athletics director, Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland Croy Road, Dublin, 43016.

Dublin Scioto --ĘVarsity girls volleyball, varsity field hockey. Call Director of Athletics Kip Witchey at (614) 717-2468.

Hilliard Bradley -- Varsity baseball, varsity cheerleading, varsity boys basketball, varsity girls basketball, varsity boys lacrosse, varsity girls lacrosse, varsity boys track, varsity girls track, varsity boys tennis, varsity boys volleyball, varsity softball, varsity gymnastics, varsity swimming and diving and varsity wrestling. Send cover letter and résumé to jobs@hboe.org and put the position applying for in the subject line.

Olentangy --ĘVarsity field hockey. For information, contact athletics director Jay Wolfe at (740) 657-4110 or jay_wolfe@olentangy.k12.oh.us.

Tree of Life --ĘVarsity boys soccer and varsity girls volleyball. Contact athletics director Yohana Hill at (614) 784-1937 or athletics@tolcs.org.

Upper Arlington -- Varsity girls volleyball. Submit résumé and cover letter to Chris Potts, Director of Athletics, by fax at (614) 487-5252, by e-mail at cpotts@uaschools.org or by mail to Upper Arlington High School, 1650 Ridgeview Rd., Upper Arlington, 43221. For information call Potts at (614) 487-5210.

•To add to this list, contact ThisWeek at (740) 888-6069 or sports@thisweeknews.com.

The Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit organization based at Stanford University, offers a free Internet-based course on how to develop and promote positive youth sports programs for youth coaches, parents and league administrators.

The program's goal is to raise the level of sportsmanship in youth sports. For information, call (650) 725-0024, send an e-mail to pca@positivecoach.org or visit www.positivecoach.org.

Ed Guice's Ohio Lady Hoopsters basketball program is accepting applications for spring leagues for girls K-4 and 5-12. The leagues will last six weeks and begin April 4. For information call Guice at (740) 657-8474 or visit www.ohioladyhoopsters.com.

The Ohio Girls Golf Foundation will offer clinics for girls ages 8-18 on April 4, 11, 18 and 25 at various sites in Ohio, including Shamrock. The clinics, taught by PGA and LPGA instructors, will run from 10-11 a.m. For information, contact Judd Stephenson, executive director, at (440) 871-4638 or juddstephenson@yahoo.com.

Westerville Crew is accepting new rowers for any student in grades 8-12. For more information, contact Trish Chase at (614) 565-9198 or tchase@medtuity.com or visit www.westervillecrew.org.

The Columbus Coralinas Synchronized Swimming Club will offer a team in training synchro learning opportunity for girls ages 12-and-under.

Lessons are available from 1-3 p.m. Sundays through May at New Albany High School. For questions or to register, contact Hayley Head at (614) 488-6175 or timhayley@sbcglobal.net or visit www.coralinas.org.

Former NBA player Stan Kimbrough, who played for the Sacramento Kings and the Detroit Pistons, is offering private or small group basketball lessons at The Hoop for boys and girls grades 3-12. For information call (513) 229-0863 or visit www.kimbrobball.com.

The Ohio Chargers U-14 baseball team is looking for players. The Chargers will play a regional schedule and participate in the tournaments throughout the Midwest. Eligible players cannot turn 15 before May 1, 2009. For more information, e-mail OhioChargers@aol.com.

The Mid Ohio Jets Football Club is looking for players and coaches for full-contact football. Apply online at www.midohiojets.com or call Same Husein at (614) 580-2135.

The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the number and severity of injuries young people sustain in sports and fitness activities. For more information, visit www.nyssf.org.

The Ohio Chargers U-14 baseball team is looking for players. The Chargers will play a regional schedule and participate in the tournaments throughout the Midwest. Eligible players cannot turn 15 before May 1, 2009. For more information, e-mail OhioChargers@aol.com.

The Mid Ohio Jets Football Club is looking for players and coaches for full-contact football. Apply online at www.midohiojets.com or call Same Husein at (614) 580-2135.