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CENTRAL OHIO

OHSAA honors local officials

The Ohio High School Athletic Association Officials Hall of Fame named 15 officials to the induction class of 2016 and named 18 Officials of the Year.

Kim Lance, of Delaware, and Richard Termeer, of Powell, were among those chosen to be inducted. Penny Zuber, of Pataskala; Mike Burwell, of Westerville; and Joe Lenge, of Delaware, were among those named 2015-16 OHSAA Officials of the Year.

Each Hall of Fame inductee was chosen for significant contributions to interscholastic officiating in Ohio.

For more information, visit ohsaa.org/officials/HallofFame.htm.

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 circlevillexc.com.

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 wildohio.gov.

Baseball Academy camp scheduled

U.S. Baseball Academy will operate a summer camp program July 11-14 at Westland High School.

Westland coach Neil Bittel will direct the program, which provides players with hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base-running training. Each player will receive individual attention in a small group atmosphere.

For more information or to register, visit usbaseballacademy.com.

Shootout for Soldiers lacrosse event planned

Shootout for Soldiers will hold a 24-hour lacrosse event benefiting veterans July 16 and 17 at Thomas Worthington High School.

The event will feature 24 consecutive one-hour games between teams that register in advance. The games are open to both male and female teams of all ages.

In 2015, Shootout for Soldiers Ohio raised $45,065 through the participation of 800 players and more than 6,500 attendees.

Registration is open at shootoutforsoldiers.com. Cost to register is $100 per team. Each team must also fundraise $750 to participate. Proceeds benefit the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Semper Fi Foundation and Team RWB, as well as local charities.

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BEXLEY

Seckel earns OAC honor

David Seckel, of Bexley, recently was named to the all-Ohio Athletic Conference team in men’s tennis.

Seckel, a senior at Otterbein, finished the year in singles play with an 11-11 overall record. He also played first doubles with Will Willson, recording a 6-1 mark in OAC competition en route to a 14-5 overall record.

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CANAL WINCHESTER/GROVEPORT

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 jerryandsue1@sbcglobal.net.

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CLINTONVILLE

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DELAWARE/SUNBURY

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DUBLIN

Jerome holding youth soccer camp

Dublin Jerome High School will play host to a youth soccer camp from 6 to 8 p.m. July 25-29.

Boys and girls ages 6-14 are welcome. The camp will focus on sharpening soccer skills in a fun and competitive way. The camp will be run by the Jerome coaching staff and boys soccer players.

Each participant will receive a T-shirt if enrolled by July 18. Registration forms are available at celticboyssoccerboosters.shutterfly.com.

Johnson earns All-America status

Sara Johnson, a Dublin Coffman High School graduate, recently earned All-America status in the NCAA Division III track and field championships.

Johnson, a senior, is Ohio Wesleyan’s first All-America honoree in the 100-meter hurdles. She finished second in her heat of the preliminaries with a time of 14.11 seconds and went on to place eighth in the finals.

Strausbaugh earns baseball honor

Aaron Strausbaugh, a Dublin Scioto High School graduate, recently was named first-team all-North Coast Athletic Conference in baseball.

Strausbaugh, a junior designated hitter at Ohio Wesleyan, batted .378 this season with three home runs and 28 RBI.

Goldsby competes in Boston Marathon

Thomas J. Goldsby, of Dublin, recently finished the Boston Marathon among the top 1 percent.

Goldsby placed 145th overall out of 27,491 competitors and second in the men’s 45-49 age group. His final time was 2:40:54.

This was Goldsby’s 16th Boston Marathon.

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GAHANNA

Gahanna golf outing planned

Jefferson Country Club, 7271 Jefferson Meadows Drive, Blacklick, will play host to the annual Gahanna Lincoln High School athletics golf outing at noon July 11.

For more information, call 614-478-5518.

Shaw earns OAC honor

Alyson Shaw, a Gahanna Lincoln High School graduate, is one of seven members of the Otterbein softball team who recently earned all-Ohio Athletic Conference recognition. She was honorable mention.

Shaw has been a productive shortstop for the Cardinals, as she is in the top 20 in the conference in hitting (.376), having tallied 12 games with multiple hits. She recorded a 10-game hitting streak in the middle of the season and hit an inside-the-park home run against Houghton in her first collegiate game.

Girls lacrosse camp registration open

Sign-ups are now open for the Gahanna Ladies Lacrosse Camp, which will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 25-28 at Gahanna Middle School South, 349 Shady Spring Drive.

The camp, which will be led by the Gahanna Lincoln High School girls team, is open to players of all skill levels in grades 1-8. Participants are required to bring their own equipment.

To register, visit ladieslaxcamp2016.eventbrite.com. For more information, email honeywhalen@aol.com.

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GRANDVIEW

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GROVE CITY

Dorsey earns MAC honor

Savannah Jo Dorsey, a Central Crossing High School graduate, recently was named the Mid-American Conference softball Pitcher of the Year after a vote conducted by MAC coaches.

Dorsey, a redshirt junior at Ohio University, had a 1.66 ERA, 294 strikeouts and six shutouts over her first 204 2/3 innings this season.

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HILLIARD

Heritage boys lacrosse team wins state title

The Hilliard Heritage Middle School boys lacrosse team won the Division VI state championship May 15 at Dublin Scioto High School.

The Panthers, the No. 3 seed, defeated No. 1-seeded Miamisburg 8-1. Nick Liening (4 goals, 1 assist), Hunter Wagner (1 goal, 2 assists) and Brayden Hill (2 goals) led the offense while Brad Weaver, Caleb Brashear, Brady Patterson and goalkeeper Jaxson Gillespie led the defense.

Darby student earns equestrian title

Nigel Lancaster, a student at Hilliard Darby High School, recently was named a national champion at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals in Kentucky.

Lancaster competed as part of Plain City’s Autumn Rose Farm high school equestrian team, which also won a national championship.

High schools to hold soccer camp

The coaching staffs from Bradley, Darby and Davidson high schools will come together for an interscholastic soccer camp from 6 to 8 p.m. July 5-7 at the Spindler Soccer Complex, 2121 Spindler Road.

The camp is open to boys in grades 1-8. Each camper will receive a camp shirt, individual attention and small group instruction to improve his soccer skills.

To register, visit davidsonboyssoccer.com.

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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

Ganim earns academic honor

Olentangy Orange High School and Baldwin Wallace graduate Doug Ganim recently was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Division III Academic All-America at-large team.

Ganim, a tennis player, is a three-time all-Ohio Athletic Conference, three-time academic All-OAC and three-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association scholar-athlete honoree. He ended his collegiate career sixth in Baldwin Wallace history in singles wins (89).

He graduated cum laude with a degree in finance and carried a 3.78 GPA.

Dingus receives OHSAA honor

James Dingus, the girls track and field coach at Olentangy Liberty High School, recently received the Ohio High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award.

Individuals selected reflect the values of sportsmanship, ethics and integrity through

their professional responsibilities and are role models for others. Recipients are recognized during the state tournament of their respective sport or at their annual coaches clinic.

Duffy earns MAC honor

Olentangy Liberty High School graduate Aoife Duffy recently was named second-team all-Mid-American Conference for her performance on the softball team at Eastern Michigan.

Duffy turned in the best season of her career after starting as the team’s third-string catcher and moving to the starting job midway through the season.

She finished the season with a career-best .304 batting average. She also had career highs in hits (24), doubles (4), home runs (2), RBI (11), slugging percentage (.430) and on-base percentage (.385).

Davidson goes season without striking out

Olentangy Orange High School graduate Abby Davidson finished her softball season at Eastern Michigan without striking out, one of three players in NCAA Division I to do so.

Davidson went 119 consecutive at-bats without striking out. She also moved from third base to center field this season.

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PICKERINGTON

Baseball league seeking players

The Forever Young Baseball League seeks to gauge interest for players and is accepting signups for teams or individuals.

Games are set for weekends from late July to early October in a 10- to 12-game regular season at Pickerington High School North.

The league is for ages 21 and older and plays baseball under Ohio High School Athletic Association rules.

For more information or to sign up, email foreveryoungleaguebaseball@gmail.com.

Golfers earn regional honors

Garrett Brickley, of Pickerington, and Mark David Wright, of Westerville, both members of the Wittenberg University men’s golf team, were named to the 2016 all-region honors list recently announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Brickley had a strong 2015-16 season, leading the Tigers in scoring average (74.1) during the regular season and earning first-team all-North Coast Athletic Conference honors. He also recently was named a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus Award, given to the top golfer in NCAA Division III.

Wright was second-team all-NCAC with a scoring average of 75.16.

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REYNOLDSBURG

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UPPER ARLINGTON

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.

WEST SIDE

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WESTERVILLE

Pedrozo captures long snapping title

Westerville South High School student Jude Pedrozo recently won the Vegas XXVIII long snapping competition at the Chris Sailer Kicking & Rubio Long Snapping camp held May 21 and 22 in Las Vegas.

The football camp is held for kickers, punters and long snappers to compete and train.

Monaco earns golf honors

David Monaco, a Westerville North High School graduate, has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar and named to the Division III Ping All-Great Lakes Region team for his achievements at Otterbein.

Monaco is a four-year letterwinner and biology major. He collected his third all-region honor in four years after helping lead the Cardinals to their sixth consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season title and second consecutive OAC tournament championship.

Monaco also earned medalist honors at the OAC Championships, topping a field of 40 golfers by 13 strokes.

Golfers earn regional honors

Garrett Brickley, of Pickerington, and Mark David Wright, of Westerville, both members of the Wittenberg University men’s golf team, were named to the 2016 all-region honors list recently announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Brickley had a strong 2015-16 season, leading the Tigers in scoring average (74.1) during the regular season and earning first-team all-North Coast Athletic Conference honors. He also recently was named a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus Award, given to the top golfer in NCAA Division III.

Wright was second-team all-NCAC with a scoring average of 75.16.

Williams earns OAC honor

Katy Williams, of Westerville, recently was named to the 2016 all-Ohio Athletic Conference team as an honorable mention selection for her achievements in women’s lacrosse at Otterbein.

Williams picked up her second all-OAC award after leading the Cardinals offensively, ranking ninth in the league with 41 goals. She finished third on the team with 35 groundballs, scored in every game and had 10 games with three or more goals.

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WHITEHALL

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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WORTHINGTON

Willis earns OAC honor

Marcus Willis, a Thomas Worthington High School graduate, recently was named first-team all-Ohio Athletic Conference in men’s lacrosse for the 2016 season.

Willis, a senior midfielder at Otterbein, repeats on the first team after tallying 33 goals and 13 assists.

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