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Browns scrimmage scheduled for Aug. 6

The Cleveland Browns will play their Orange & Brown scrimmage at 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at Ohio Stadium.

Attendees can participate in pregame activities beginning at noon, including live music, meet and greets and food and beverage specials.

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Otterbein reveals latest hall of famers

Otterbein University recently announced its athletics hall of fame class for 2016.

Four of the six inductees are from the Columbus area. They are Tara Carter of Pickerington (women’s soccer, 2011 graduate), Ryan Dorff of Johnstown (men’s golf, 2003), Jenny Knox Gayler of Gahanna (women’s soccer, 2011) and Don Snider of Columbus (football, 1979).

Race slated for Sept. 22

Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to participate in an evening race and post-race happy hour at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at Genoa Park, 303 W. Broad St., Columbus.

The Gildan Esprit de She women’s 5K/10K race series begins with a timed 5K or 10K and ends with a lifestyle market that will include free champagne and wine, healthy food, live music and a beauty bar.

For more information, visit

Gym Rat Basketball to hold tournament

Gym Rat Basketball will play host to a 3-on-3 tournament from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 6 at Concord Township Park, 6385 Home Road, Delaware.

The tournament is open to boys in grades 3-12 and girls in grades 6-7. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

The deadline to enter is Aug. 1. For more information, call 614-545-8357 or visit

Senior Open offers new ticket options

Officials from the U.S. Senior Open Championship recently announced new daily ticket options for the event, which will be held Aug. 8-14 at Scioto Country Club, 2196 Riverside Drive, Columbus.

Attendees can now purchase a two-pack of tickets, good for any day of the competition, for $100. Single-day tickets are $40 for Aug. 11 and $45 for Aug. 12-14.

For more information, visit

Fishing derby to be held Aug. 21

The Shelly Co. will play host to a fishing derby from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 21 at one of its wildlife habitat sites, 8615 Watkins Road, Ostrander.

Free food will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded to participants in various age groups according to the weight, length and quantity of fish caught. All ages are welcome.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page at

Students receive OHSAA scholarships

The Ohio High School Athletic Association recently named the recipients of its annual $1,000 scholarships.

The Central District winners are Danielle Evans (Newark Catholic), Tyndale Hannan (Dublin Coffman), Isabella Pesavento (Columbus School for Girls) and Aaron Wood (Fisher Catholic).

Recipients are selected based GPA, class rank, ACT or SAT scores, varsity letters earned and individual and team athletic honors.

Dog Days 5K set for Aug. 6

The 15th annual Circleville Dog Days 5K road race will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 6 at Circleville High School, 380 Clark Drive.

The event will include “Dog Days” sun catchers, given to the top three in each of 34 total age groups, plus awards to the top three overall male and female finishers. Door prizes also will be awarded, water will be available on the course and refreshments will be available at the finish.

For more information and registration, visit

Hunting instructor training offered

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will hold a free training workshop for hunter education instructors from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 13 and 14 at the Wildlife District One office, 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus.

Participants must attend both days of training, be at least 18 years old and have successfully completed a hunter education course.

To register, call 800-945-3543. For more information, visit

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BHS to hold alumni tourney

Bexley High School will play host to an alumni tennis tournament from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the school tennis courts, 293 S. Stanwood Road.

The free community event will feature local food trucks, activities for children and play by former Bexley all-state players. The tournament will honor the memory of two-time state doubles champion and Bexley graduate Andrew Stern.

To enter or to become a sponsor, call 614-338-2093 or email A sign-up form is available at

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Jennings named to Reinhardt hall of fame

Brandon Jennings, a 2002 graduate of Bloom-Carroll High School and a Canal Winchester native, is among the nine individuals named to the inaugural Reinhardt University Athletics Hall of Fame class.

Jennings, a 6-foot-6 guard, scored more than 1,500 points in two seasons with the Reinhardt men’s basketball team. He averaged 29.8 points and was named an NAIA third-team All-American as a senior after averaging 19.1 points and being named an honorable mention All-American as a junior.

Jennings will be inducted to the hall of fame in a ceremony Sept. 30.

Reinhardt is located in Waleska, Georgia.

CWHS hall of fame inductees announced

Canal Winchester High School recently announced the 24th class of inductees into its Athletic Hall of Fame and Award of Merit program.

Drew Dosch, Rusty Green and Doug Roberts will be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and Sue Edwards will be given the Award of Merit. The 1987 volleyball team also will be inducted.

The induction banquet will take place Sept. 2. For more information or to make a reservation, call 614-738-3304 or email

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Girls soccer team holding fundraiser

The Delaware Hayes High School girls soccer team will hold a community fundraiser from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. July 29-Aug. 1 at Bob Evans, 1301 S. Columbus Pike, Delaware.

The restaurant will donate 15 percent of sales when customers present the fundraiser flier.

For more information or to receive a copy of the flier, text 614-496-5028 or visit the Delaware Athletic Boosters Facebook page at

Godfrey wins golf qualifier

Recent Delaware Hayes High School graduate Grant Godfrey won the Big I Junior Golf Qualifier on June 27 at Highland Meadows in Sylvania.

Godfrey shot a 75 and won a three-player playoff on the first hole by sinking a birdie putt. He qualified to play in the Big I Championship at Del Paso Country Club in Sacramento, California.

It was Godfrey’s second qualifier victory in three years.

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Coffman QB club to hold golf outing

The Dublin Coffman High School Quarterback Club will hold a golf outing fundraiser at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Safari Golf Club, 4850 Powell Road.

The event will feature 18 holes of golf, a 50/50 raffle and a cookout. Prizes will be awarded to top teams and players.

For more information or to register, visit

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Bombers to hold baseball tryouts

The Grove City American Legion Post 164 Bombers baseball program will hold tryouts for players ages 15-18 for the 2017 season.

Tryouts will be held at noon Saturday, July 30, at Canal Winchester High School, 300 Washington St.; 4 p.m. July 30 and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, on Field 11 at Windsor Park, 4414 Broadway, Grove City; 4 p.m. Aug. 6 at Liberty Union High School, 500 Washington St., Baltimore; and 4 p.m. Aug. 7 at Grove City High School, 4665 Hoover Road.

For more information, call 614-653-2477 or 614-753-6234.

Grove City boys soccer holding golf fundraiser

A golf fundraiser benefiting the Grove City High School boys soccer program will be held at 2:30 p.m. Aug. 1 at Pinnacle Golf Club.

The event will include lunch and a silent auction.

For more information, call (614) 266-5082 or (614) 795-0196.

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Hilliard Track Club athletes place first

Two members of the Hilliard Track Club won events July 10 in the USA Track & Field Ohio Association Region 5 Junior Olympics at Oberlin College.

Erica Kaulen placed first among girls 8 and younger in the 800 meters, 1,500 and long jump. Nicole Kaulen won the 300 in the 11-12 girls division.

Those who placed in the top five qualified for the Junior Olympic National Championships held July 25 in Sacramento, California.

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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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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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Charity basketball tourney to be held

Mental Health America and the Newark Wildcats will hold a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in memory of Lou Mitchell at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Newark High School, 314 Granville St.

Three- to five-person teams can register for $50 to participate. All proceeds benefit the Suicide Prevention Program at MHA. Payment and registration must be received by noon Monday, Aug.1.

To register, call 740-522-1341 or visit

Reiser wins horse show championship

Tami Reiser, of Granville, recently won the Ladies 3 Gaited Championship with Walterway’s Dignitary, a horse owned by Ray and Barbara Blanton, at the Lexington Junior League Charity Horse Show.

Reiser, along with her husband, Chad, manages Morgan Reiser Stables at Deep LM Farm.

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Cooke competes with national rowing team

New Albany High School junior Victoria Cooke recently competed with the USRowing Junior National Team in the CanAmMex Regatta in Sarasota, Florida.

The competition is between Canadian, Mexican and American rowing teams to provide members with an international experience. The American team finished second behind Mexico.

Cooke was selected for the team at a training camp this summer in New London, Connecticut.

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Stover earns lacrosse honor

Tate Stover, a Capital University men’s lacrosse player and Olentangy High School graduate, recently was named second-team all-West Region in NCAA Division III.

He ranked sixth in caused turnovers in the Ohio Athletic Conference this season and now has 114 over a three-year career.

Stover also earned his third first-team all-OAC honor.

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Elflein nominated for service award

Ohio State offensive lineman Pat Elflein, a Pickerington High School North graduate, recently was nominated for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

The honor is given to student-athletes who have made a commitment to community service and enriching the lives of others.

The final 25-member team will be announced in September.

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Schodorf contributes to Buckeyes’ success

Bridget Schodorf, of Upper Arlington, was a member of the Ohio State women’s rowing team that won the silver medal at the 2016 NCAA rowing championships and the gold at the 2016 Big Ten championships.

Schodorf, a sophomore, rowed on the second varsity 8 in the NCAA championships May 29 in Sacramento, California. The second-place finish of the second varsity 8, first-place finish of the first varsity 8 and fifth-place finish of the first varsity 4 helped the Buckeyes to a runner-up team finish.

Ohio State was the first team to win three consecutive NCAA titles: 2013, 2014 and 2015. Schodorf, as a freshman, rowed on the first varsity 4, contributing to the 2015 NCAA title.

At the Big Ten championships May 15, the Buckeyes made history by winning their fourth consecutive conference title. Schodorf rowed on the first varsity 4 at the 2015 and 2016 Big Ten championships.

Schodorf was a member of Upper Arlington crew from 2010-14.


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WarCats to hold softball tryouts

The Westerville WarCats fast-pitch softball team will hold tryouts Aug. 6 and 14 at the Westerville North High School softball fields, 950 County Line Road.

Tryouts for 10U and 12U pitchers and catchers will be at 9 a.m.; 14U, 16U and 18U pitchers and catchers can try out at noon. Other positions can try out at 9:30 a.m. for 10U and 12U and at 12:30 p.m. for other age divisions. Any player who cannot attend a regular session can try out at 6 p.m. Aug. 15.

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Hutchison named to all-region team

Taylor Hutchison, of Whitehall, was named to the 2016 American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings All-Mideast Region second team.

Hutchison, a two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference pick at Otterbein, earned all-region for the first time after ranking fifth in the conference with a .389 batting average and among the top 10 in hits, home runs, doubles, total bases and slugging percentage.

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