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CENTRAL OHIO

Bowl for Cure slated for March 1

The United States Bowling Congress is holding a Bowl for the Cure for breast cancer from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Sawmill Lanes. The effort is sponsored by USBC in partnership with the Susan G. Komen organization. For more information, call Sawmill Lanes at (614) 889-0880.

Gym Rat Basketball offering boys league

Gym Rat Basketball will hold a spring competitive league from March-May for boys in grades 7-8. For more information, contact Sharon Kaplan at skaplanb@aol.com or (614) 545-8357.

Watterson holding baseball camp

Watterson High School will play host to a youth baseball hitting camp March 8 in the gymnasium. Grades 3-5 will participate from 1 to 1:45 p.m. followed by grades 6-8 from 3 to 4:45 p.m. For more information or to register, contact coach Scott Manahan at (614) 545-2139 or smanahan@cdeducation.org.

Mount Union plans coaching clinic

Mount Union’s football coaching staff will play host to a clinic and “chalk talk” for high school coaches from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21.

The clinic is free, but coaches must register by contacting Geoff Dartt at (330) 829-8951 or darttgd@mountunion.edu

The clinic will feature coaches discussing offensive and defensive philosophies along with breakout groups by position.

State tourney tickets on sale

Tickets for the wrestling and basketball state tournaments are on sale at Ohio State’s Value City Arena and through Ticketmaster.

The 78th annual state wrestling tournament is March 12-14, the 40th annual state girls basketball tournament is March 19-21 and the 93rd annual state boys basketball state tournament is March 26-28.

For purchases at ticketmaster.com, enter “OHSAA” into the search box.

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.

Basketball camp planned for ODU

Basketball skills coach Ganon Baker will direct a camp from noon to 4 p.m. March 28 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 29 at Ohio Dominican. The camp is for boys in grades 5-8 and girls in grades 7-12. For more information and to register, visit ganonbakerbasketball.com/events.

Machine producing online mini-series

The Ohio Machine has partnered with Columbus-based media production company Infinite Impact to create a three-episode, online mini-series covering the team’s preparation for the 2015 Major League Lacrosse season.

“Making of the Machine” will debut March 27, with episode two scheduled for April 6. The final episode will premiere April 11, a day before the Machine opens its season at the New York Lizards. All three episodes will be available for free on TheOhioMachine.com and YouTube.com/MachineMLL.

The documentary style mini-series will focus on coach Bear Davis and his staff as they build the team’s roster heading into the 14-game MLL season.

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.

Arnold 5K race registering runners

The 15th annual Arnold 5K will be held March 8 in downtown Columbus as part of the Arnold Sports Festival weekend.

All entrants receive an Arnold 5K T-shirt and free entry to the Arnold Sports Festival after the race. The top 500 finishers receive Arnold 5K medals. 

For more information and registration, visit www.runohio.com.

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.

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

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DUBLIN

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.

Scioto offering softball camp

The Dublin Scioto High School softball boosters are sponsoring a camp from 9 a.m. to noon March 7 for girls in grades 1-5.

The indoor camp will be led by Scioto coaches and players. The camp will cover all fundamentals, and no previous experience is required. Campers should bring a bat, glove and water bottle and wear a T-shirt, shorts and tennis shoes.

The camp will be limited to 60 participants. For more information and to register, contact Chris Heasley at cjhgcc@sbcglobal.net.

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GAHANNA

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GRANDVIEW

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GROVE CITY

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

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.

Davidson inducts hall of fame class

Hilliard Davidson High School held its Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony Feb. 14. Eleven members of the 2014 graduating class were inducted. The honorees were: Alex Backenstoe, Joe Bernard, Ashley Blake, Mackenzie Brown, D.D. Clark, Lea Edler, Christine Kausel, Garrett Knapik, Phillipie Motley, DaMarcus Nelson and Bobby Smith.

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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 academic honor

Carnegie Mellon sophomore Jack Serbin, a New Albany High School graduate, has been named to the 2015 Capital One academic all-district men’s basketball first team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or significant reserve and maintain a GPA of 3.3 or better.

Serbin, who averages 17.1 points, 9.9 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots, has a 3.86 GPA as an economics major.

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NORTHLAND

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NORTHWEST

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OLENTANGY

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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.

Central honoring hall of fame class

Pickerington High School Central will induct seven individuals into its athletics hall of fame March 6.

The inductees are Zach Boren (football, baseball), Stephanie Henry (track and field), Jack Johnson (football and baseball coach), Kitty McGrievy (softball coach), Brian Peters (football, baseball and track), Brittany Rings (tennis) and A.J. Trapasso (football).

The induction ceremony starts at 6 p.m. For reservations, contact the athletics office at (614) 548-1825.

Decker receives water polo honor

Pickerington resident Stuart Decker, a sophomore at St. Charles Preparatory School, has been selected for the Great Lakes Region of the Olympic Development Program in water polo.

He will compete in the USA Water Polo boys national championships, which will be held Feb. 27-March 1 in Riverside, Calif.

Jones receives PGA Junior honor

Scott Jones, the PGA professional at Turnberry Golf Course in Pickerington, has been honored as one of eight PGA Junior League Golf Regional Captains of the Year.

According to the PGA Junior League, Jones was a driving force in establishing the league in the Southern Ohio PGA Section.

PGA Junior League Golf is for boys and girls ages 13 and under. The athletes compete on teams and wear numbered jerseys like in other team sports.

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REYNOLDSBURG

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UPPER ARLINGTON

Streb wins gold in fencing opener

Upper Arlington resident Joseph S. Streb won the gold medal in veterans saber at the recent North American Circuit Cup in Dallas to start the 2014-15 fencing season.

Streb also finished sixth in saber and 10th in foil at the Veteran Fencing World Championships in Debrecen, Hungary, in October. 

In August in Aruba, Streb won the Pan American Veteran Fencing championships in both saber and foil.

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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

Lacrosse club registering players

Westerville Lacrosse Club is signing up players for its spring season. Boys and girls in grades 1-8 are eligible. For more information and to register, visit www.westervillelax.org.

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WHITEHALL

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WORTHINGTON

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