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DeSales offering wrestling club

The DeSales High School athletics department is taking applications for the Stallion Wrestling Club. Practice begins Nov. 10 for Little Stallions (grades k-6) and Nov. 11 for Junior Stallions (grades 7-8). For more information and an application, visit stallionpride.com/wrestling.

Baseball team seeking players

The Columbus Cobras are seeking 17- and 18-year-old players for the 2015 travel baseball season. For more information, contact Chris Hansen at coachhansen2003@yahoo.com.

NHL Fan Fair part of All-Star weekend

The NHL Fan Fair will take place Jan. 23-25 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center as part of the league’s All-Star Game weekend festivities.

The event will feature interactive games and attractions for fans of all ages, NHL memorabilia and trophy displays and appearances by current and former players as well as NHL mascots. It will be open to the public from 3 to 10 p.m. Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 24 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 25.

Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com, BlueJackets.com or at the Nationwide Arena box office.

Arnold set for March 5-8

The annual Arnold Sports Festival will be held March 5-8, bringing an estimated 18,000 athletes from 80 countries to Columbus to compete in 50 sports and events.

About 175,000 fans are expected to attend the sports festival, which began in 1989 as a one-day bodybuilding competition known as the Arnold Classic.

New events this year include the Arnold Kids Fitness Expo, the WWE, rowing and chess. The Kids Fitness Expo will focus on youth sports, demonstrations, clinics and exhibits.

Most events will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (400 N. High St.), the Ohio Expo Center (717 E. 17th Ave.) and Lifestyle Communities Pavilion (405 Neil Ave.).

For more information, visit www.arnoldsportsfestival.com.

GCSTO looking for athletes

The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio is accepting new members for its team this season. New swimmers are allowed a two-week trial period before deciding whether to commit. For more information, contact coach Steve Nye at (614) 478-5445 or stevenye@sbcglobal.net, or visit www.gcsto.com.

GCSTO offering home-school team

The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio is offering a team option for home-school students. The program is held in six-week sessions during the fall and winter, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information, contact coach Steve Nye at (614) 478-5445 or stevenye@sbcglobal.net, or visit www.gcsto.com.

Lacrosse coaches clinic scheduled

The Ohio Machine will play host to a clinic for youth and high school boys lacrosse coaches on Dec. 6 at the Ohio State Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza, 2050 Kenny Road.

The clinic will be led by Machine coach Bear Davis and will include speakers and instructors from coaching staffs throughout the Midwest. On-field instruction will be offered in offensive and defensive formations, goalie play, face-offs and wing play. Also, members of the Ohio State Sports Medicine staff will present concussion and training protocols.

For more information and to register, visit www.theohiomachine.com/coachesclinic or call (614) 754-1973.

Baseball Academy camps planned

U.S. Baseball Academy will hold camps this winter at Hilliard Bradley, Watkins Memorial and Westland high schools.

The camps offer players in grades 1-12 advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning training programs. Sessions are limited to six players per coach so athletes can receive individual attention.

The Bradley and Watkins Memorial camps are scheduled for Jan. 4-Feb. 8, and the Westland camp will take place Jan. 11-Feb. 15.

To register, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com.

Tickets available for U.S. Senior Open

Tickets are on sale for the 2016 U.S. Senior Open at Scioto Country Club at an introductory rate through Dec. 31.

The 37th playing of the U.S. Senior Open is Aug. 8-14, 2016.

Weekly grounds tickets are valid Monday through Sunday. Tickets for the 1916 Club, also valid Monday through Sunday, provide access to an air-conditioned pavilion located between hole Nos. 13, 14 and 15. The club features upgraded food and beverages available for purchase within a sports bar atmosphere.

Junior tickets are available on a complimentary basis for children under 17 who are accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.2016ussenioropen.com.

State football tickets on sale

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission is leading an effort to sell 5,000 all-session tickets for the 2014 state football finals that will be played Dec. 4-6 at Ohio Stadium.

The tickets include priority seating locations and will allow fans to attend the championship games for all seven divisions. To purchase tickets, contact Brian Timm with the GCSC at btimm@columbussports.org or visit go.osu.edu/OHSAAFBTix and use the promo code GRID1.

Single-game tickets go on sale in October.

The state football finals, which had been held in Canton and Massillon the past 24 years, will be played in Columbus the next two seasons.

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BEXLEY

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CANAL WINCHESTER/GROVEPORT

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DELAWARE/SUNBURY

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DUBLIN

Philbin inducted into Millikin hall

Dublin resident Terrence Philbin has been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Millikin University in Decatur, Ill.

Philbin, a 1989 graduate who went on to become an orthopedic surgeon in central Ohio, was a football team captain and first-team all-conference offensive lineman as a senior. The season before, he earned academic all-American honors.

Philbin also is a team physician for Dublin Coffman and Olentangy Liberty high schools.

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GAHANNA

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GRANDVIEW

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GROVE CITY

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HILLIARD

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JOHNSTOWN

Fundraiser set for baseball team

The second annual “Quarter Auction Fundraiser,” with ticket sales and proceeds benefiting the Johnstown-Monroe baseball team, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the high school cafeteria. Doors open at 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Becky Newlon at (740) 281-6668.

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Fundraiser set for baseball team

The second annual “Quarter Auction Fundraiser,” with ticket sales and proceeds benefiting the Johnstown-Monroe baseball team, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in the high school cafeteria. Doors open at 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Becky Newlon at (740) 281-6668.

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LICKING COUNTY

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MARYSVILLE

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NEW ALBANY

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NORTHLAND

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NORTHWEST

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OLENTANGY

Youth wrestling sign-ups underway

The Olentangy Braves Youth Wrestling program is registering athletes in kindergarten through sixth grade for its 2014-15 season. The first practice is Nov. 10 in the Olentangy High School wrestling room.

The Braves are part of the Russ Hellickson Central Ohio Youth Wrestling League, in which all athletes participate and competitors are paired with wrestlers similar in age, weight and skill.

For more information and registration, visit olentangybravesathletics.com/wrestling.

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PICKERINGTON

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REYNOLDSBURG

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UPPER ARLINGTON

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WORTHINGTON

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