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CENTRAL OHIO

New players sought for senior softball

The Central Ohio Senior Softball Association is looking for players 68 and older for its 2015 season.

Games are played Tuesday and Thursday mornings at McCord Park in Worthington. Practice starts April 2, with player assignments April 23. Preseason games start April 28, with opening day May 12.

For more information, contact Gary Salyer at (740) 362-3276, (740) 602-5019 or gsalyer@columbus.rr.com.

Clinics offered for girls golfers

The Ohio Girls Golf Foundation will hold clinics from 10 to 11 a.m. April 4, 11, 18 and 25 at Bent Tree Golf Club in Sunbury.

The clinics are for girls ages 8-18 and are designed for players of all skill levels.

To register, visit www.oggf.org.

Wooster holding girls soccer camps 

The College of Wooster is offering residential soccer camps June 14-17 and June 29-July 2 for girls ages 10-18. For more information and registration, visit www.woostersoccercamp.com.

Registration open for hockey camp

Registration is underway for the Donskov Hockey Development Camp, which will be held July 13-24 at Chiller Easton. For more information and to register, visit www.donskovhockey.com or contact Paul Donskov (614) 523-3112 or info@donskovhockey.com.

Ohio Fury sets tourney schedules

The Ohio Fury will hold its “Star Spangle Shootout” baseball and softball tournaments June 26-June 28 at K.C. Geiger Park in St. Marys.

For baseball, there are 14U, 16U and 18U/American Legion divisions. For softball, there are 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U divisions.

For more information, contact Mike Short at (419) 738-3795 or mshort@bright.net. Entry forms are available at www.eteamz.com/ohiofury1.

GCSTO offering various programs

The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio will offer several programs this spring.

Stroke analysis camps will be held on Saturdays for butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle, as well as a “start, turn and finish” camp.

A swimming team program will be available for home-schooled students, with practices held on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays.

GCSTO also is looking for swimmers ages 6 to 18 to join its team.

For more information on these programs, visit www.gcsto.com or contact coach Steve Nye at (614) 478-5445 or stevenye@sbcglobal.net.

Make a Splash lessons available

The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio is serving as an area partner for USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash water safety initiative for children.

The program offers lessons to children who may not otherwise learn how to swim because of financial restrictions.

GCSTO will hold free Make a Splash sessions from 10:45-11:45 a.m. April 11, 18 and 25 and May 2, 9 and 16 at Columbus Academy.

For information on eligibility and registration, visit www.gcsto.com or contact the GCSTO’s Make a Splash coordinator, Jacinta Batisky, at jbatisky@hotmail.com.

Spielman football camp set for July

The eighth annual Chris Spielman Football ProCamp will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. July 14 and 15 at Dublin Coffman High School.

Spielman, a former All-American linebacker at Ohio State, will direct the camp along with area prep and college coaches. The camp is open to boys and girls of all skill levels in grades 1-8.

For more information and registration, visit ChrisSpielmanCamp.com.

Registration open for hockey camp

Registration is underway for the Donskov Hockey Development Camp, which will be held July 13-24 at Chiller Easton. For more information and to register, visit www.donskovhockey.com or contact Paul Donskov (614) 523-3112 or info@donskovhockey.com.

Basketball camp offered at Hartley

The Johnny Clark shooting and offensive skills basketball camp is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon April 8-10 at Hartley High School. The camp is for boys and girls in grades 4-8. For more information and registration, visit www.jump25.com.

All-Star Classic set for April 12

The seventh annual Jump25.com Ohio College All-Star Classic basketball games will be played April 12 at Columbus East High School.

The girls high school all-star game begins at 1 p.m., followed by the women’s college game at 2:30, the boys high school game at 4:30 and the men’s college game at 6. Also, the Jump 25 Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at 4.

For more information, visit www.jump25.com.

Knight to speak at 2015 ceremony

Former Indiana coach Bob Knight will be the keynote speaker at the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame’s 10th anniversary celebration May 2 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Knight, who was part of the hall’s first class in 2006, played for Ohio State and grew up in Orrville. He also coached at Army and Texas Tech.

The 2015 hall inductees will be honored at the anniversary celebration. They are Theresa Check, Thomas Dinger, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Dave Jamerson, Johnny Miner, Bert Price, Edith Spivey, Marlene Stollings, John Tipton, Al Van Wie and Brooke Wyckoff.

To purchase tickets to the event, visit ohiobasketballhalloffame.com or contact executive director Sheila Fox at sfox@ohiobasketballhalloffame.com.

Baseball tournament seeking participants

The 2015 Bob Cene Memorial Baseball Tournament will be held June 25-28 at Bob Cene Park and surrounding fields in Struthers, Ohio.

The wood bat tournament, which consists of round-robin play and single-elimination rounds, is for ages 16-19. Teams of any affiliation, including all-star teams, are welcome to participate.

For more information or to register, visit www.bobcenememorial.com or contact Ken Quinn at (330) 719-0581 or kenneth_qnn@yahoo.com.

Registration closes May 1.

Police-Fire Games to be held in June

The Ohio Police and Fire Games is registering competitors for this year’s event, which will be held June 14-19 in the Youngstown area.

The Olympic-style competition, which is in its 38th year, is for Ohio’s active and retired law enforcement, firefighter and military personnel. Proceeds benefit several charities.

More than 40 events will be offered this year, including softball, soccer, basketball, darts, golf, track and field, cycling, swimming and weightlifting.

For more information and registration, visit www.TheOhioPoliceandFireGames.org.

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BEXLEY

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CANAL WINCHESTER/GROVEPORT

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CLINTONVILLE

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DELAWARE/SUNBURY

Medlock competes in two NCAA events

Big Walnut High School graduate Brea Medlock competed for Wittenberg in the NCAA Division III indoor track and field meet March 13 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Medlock, a junior participating in her first NCAA meet, placed 17th in the 60 meters (7.87 seconds) and 14th in the 200 (25.78).

In the North Coast Athletic Conference meet March 7 at DePauw, Medlock was named Indoor Sprinter of the Year after winning the 60 (NCAC-record 7.76) and 200 (25.55).

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DUBLIN

Johnson competes in NCAA meet

Dublin Coffman High School graduate Sara Johnson competed for Ohio Wesleyan in the NCAA Division III indoor track and field meet March 13 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The junior finished 17th in the 60-meter hurdles (9.36 seconds), a week after winning the North Coast Athletic Conference title in the event in 8.9 seconds.

Jerome’s Murphy honored by OHSAA

Dublin Jerome High School hockey coach Pat Murphy has received his sport’s annual Sportsmanship Ethics and Integrity Award from the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

Murphy was honored at the state tournament, where the Celtics lost to Lakewood St. Edward 2-0 in a semifinal March 12 at Nationwide Arena. Jerome was making its first state tournament appearance and finished 29-8-2.

McQuade earns NCAC honor

Dublin Coffman High School graduate Sarah McQuade has been named second-team all-North Coast Athletic Conference in women’s basketball.

McQuade, a senior guard at Ohio Wesleyan, averaged 9.1 points, a conference-best 4.2 assists and 2.4 steals this season.

Axelrod earns NCAC honor

Dublin Coffman High School graduate Nate Axelrod has been named the North Coast Athletic Conference men’s basketball Newcomer of the Year.

Axelrod, a 5-foot-7 freshman guard for Ohio Wesleyan, entered the NCAA Division III tournament last weekend leading the NCAC in assists (6.0 per game) and 3-point shooting percentage (.476). He also was fourth in scoring (16.3 points per game) and third in free-throw shooting percentage (.844).

Karamol named DYA athletics director

Dublin Youth Athletics has named Jeff Karamol as its athletics director, effective May 1. He replaces Jim Link, who retired after 32 years.

Karamol, a 16-year-old Dublin resident, has been a volunteer coach in Dublin for more than 14 years and has served in leadership roles on the DYA board for the past 12 years.

DYA provides recreation and travel programs for more than 3,300 youth participants. The organization is the joint effort of parent volunteers, the city’s Recreation Services department and Dublin City Schools.

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GAHANNA

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GRANDVIEW

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GROVE CITY

GCHS holding basketball camps

Grove City High School will play host to basketball camps June 9-12 for boys entering grades 4-9 and June 9-11 for boys entering grades K-3. The registration deadline for both is May 28. For registration forms, visit gchsgreyhounds.com.

Grove City starting athletics hall of fame

Grove City High School is beginning an athletics hall of fame.

A committee co-chaired by principal Tom Rutan and former football coach and athletics director Jack Lehr will select the initial class, which will be inducted at the 2015 football home opener.

For information and nomination forms, visit gchsgreyhounds.com. Nominations will be accepted until June 1.

Youth team tennis program scheduled

A Midwest Youth Team Tennis program is being offered this summer for South-Western City Schools students.

Sessions will be held June 9-July 14 at Grove City High School for students entering grades 1-4, 5-6 and 7-8.

For more information, contact James VanDyne at westlandtennis@gmail.com or (614) 560-3922.

Registration ends May 1. Visit www.MidwestTeamTennis.com.

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HILLIARD

Boys soccer camp planned

The Hilliard Bradley, Darby and Davidson high school boys soccer teams will hold a combined boys youth soccer camp July 7-9. For more information and a registration form, visit www.davidsonboyssoccer.com.

Dixon earns OAC honor

Hilliard Bradley High School graduate A.J. Dixon has been named honorable mention all-Ohio Athletic Conference in men’s basketball.

Dixon, a junior guard at Capital, led the Crusaders in scoring (11.7 points per game) and steals (34) this season.

White receives honor from Capital

Hilliard Davidson High School football coach Brian White received an award from Capital University, his alma mater, during its athletics hall of fame induction ceremony Feb. 21.

White, a three-year letterwinner who played on Capital’s only Ohio Athletic Conference football championship team in 1987, was given the Hugo C. Wenzel Award of Merit. The award recognizes individuals who have supported Capital’s athletics program or graduates who have excelled in coaching or physical education.

White, a 1990 Capital graduate, had coaching stints at DeSales, Dublin Scioto and Groveport before taking over the Davidson program in 1999. He guided the Wildcats to Division I state titles in 2006 and 2009.

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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

Serbin earns UAA honor

New Albany High School graduate Jack Serbin has been named second-team all-University Athletic Association for his sophomore season on the Carnegie Mellon men’s basketball team.

The 6-foot-9 Serbin led the conference with 73 blocked shots, 14 double-doubles and 7.9 defensive rebounds per game. He averaged 17.8 points and 10.0 rebounds.

Dinsmore picked by USA Diving

New Albany High School senior David Dinsmore is among the 13 divers who have been selected by USA Diving to compete in the FINA Diving World Series, an invitation-only circuit based on results from the 2014 FINA World Cup.

Dinsmore will travel to London to compete May 1-3 in men’s synchronized 10-meter with partner Jordan Windle of Morrisville, N.C.

Dinsmore, a University of Miami signee, decided to forgo his senior season at New Albany to concentrate on national and international competitions.

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NORTHLAND

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NORTHWEST

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OLENTANGY

Bice competes in NCAA pole vault

Olentangy High School graduate Whitney Bice competed for Grand Valley State in the NCAA Division II indoor track and field meet March 13 in Alabama.

The junior finished 11th in the pole vault, clearing 11 feet, 9 3/4 inches.

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PICKERINGTON

Roesch earns GLIAC honor

Libby Roesch, a 2013 Pickerington High School Central graduate, made the all-academic team for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in fall 2014.

Roesch, a midfielder on the Lake Erie College women’s soccer team, is a sophomore studying adolescent/young adult education. She is the daughter of Laura and Brad Roesch.

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REYNOLDSBURG

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UPPER ARLINGTON

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WEST SIDE

Youth team tennis program scheduled

A Midwest Youth Team Tennis program is being offered this summer for South-Western City Schools students.

Sessions will be held June 9-July 14 at Grove City High School for students entering grades 1-4, 5-6 and 7-8.

For more information, contact James VanDyne at westlandtennis@gmail.com or (614) 560-3922.

Registration ends May 1. Visit www.MidwestTeamTennis.com.

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WESTERVILLE

Melsop competes in NCAA long jump

Westerville resident Aaron Melsop, a DeSales High School graduate, competed for Wittenberg in the NCAA Division III indoor track and field meet March 13 in Winston-Salem, N.C.

Melsop, a junior, earned his first All-America honor in his first national meet, clearing 22 feet, 5 1/4 inches in the long jump to place seventh of 15 competitors.

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WHITEHALL

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WORTHINGTON

Shackelford earns academic honor

Thomas Worthington High School graduate Andrew Shackelford, a sophomore wrestler at Baldwin Wallace, has been named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association scholar all-American team.

Shackelford, who has a 3.68 GPA in exercise science, went 30-12 this season while competing in the 197- and 285-pound weight classes. He has a 48-27 career record.

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