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CENTRAL OHIO

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.

Lacrosse camp planned at Capital

The Capital University women’s lacrosse program will play host to a camp Jan. 25 for girls ages 10 and older. The camp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Capital Center field house.

Players will work on offensive, midfield and defensive skills, with instruction provided by Capital players and coaches. Players should bring a lacrosse stick, goggles, mouth guard and sneakers.

For more information and registration, contact coach Stacey Wood at swood@capital.edu or (614) 236-6554.

Soccer officiating classes offered

The Licking County Soccer Officials Association is offering classes for prospective high school officials beginning Feb. 22.

Classes will be held at Headley Park in Gahanna. Upon completion of the course and passing the tests, students will receive an OHSAA license.

To register, visit www.officials.myohsaa.org. For more information, contact instructor Howard Lewinter at (614) 235-6544 or hlewinter@hotmail.com.

Capital holding softball clinics

The Capital University softball program is offering a hitting clinic Jan. 24 and defensive clinics Saturday, Jan. 17, and Jan. 31 for girls in grades 5-12. For more information and registration, contact coach Nan Payne at (614) 236-6487 or npayne@capital.edu.

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.

Baseball umpires offering classes

The Central Ohio Baseball Umpires Association will hold classes beginning Jan. 25. For more information, call (614) 263-3040 or email dansportservices@aol.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.

Softball hall of fame to honor 2015 class

The Columbus Slow Pitch Softball Hall of Fame will honor its class of 2015 during its 21st annual dinner Jan. 31 at the Grand Valley Dale Ballroom, 1590 Sunbury Road in Columbus.

The inductees are Billy Bowyer, Jerry Mahon, Bill Nisbet, Kelly Ratcliff, Earl Scarberry and the 1966-69 Wm. J. Miller Builders team. The all-century women’s team and the 2014 Columbus Player of the Year also will be honored.

For reservations, contact John Fleeman at (614) 560-1912.

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 offering swimming lessons

The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio is offering swimming lessons this winter for participants of all ages. Private and group lessons are available. For more information, contact instructor Erin Harris at (614) 582-2597 or erinharris.gcss@gmail.com, 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.

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BEXLEY

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CANAL WINCHESTER/GROVEPORT

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CLINTONVILLE

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DELAWARE/SUNBURY

Rowing club holding open house event

Arch City Rowing Club will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at its indoor facility, 7910 N. Central Drive in Lewis Center.

The event is for athletes ages 13-18 who are interested in learning about competitive high school rowing.

For more information, visit ArchCityRowing.org or email loriemccabe@columbus.rr.com.

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DUBLIN

Sowards named PGA Professional of Year

Bob Sowards, a Dublin resident and teaching professional at New Albany Country Club, was named the 2014 PGA Professional Player of the Year.

Sowards, the 2004 PGA Professional national champion, also was named Player of the Year in 2003-05 and finished runner-up in 2011-13.

In the 38th PGA Tournament Series, Sowards recorded two wins and two runner-up finishes. The series is comprised of six two-day tournaments, which began Dec. 1 and concluded Dec. 19, and was held at The Courses at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

In August, Sowards competed in his seventh PGA Championship. He missed the cut at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., after a two-day total of 8-over-par 150.

Dublin Soccer League registering players 

Online registration for the Dublin Soccer League’s spring 2015 programs is open through Feb. 1. Boys and girls from pre-kindergarten through high school are eligible. Games begin April 4 and continue through May 16. For more information and to register, visit www.DublinSoccer.net.

Coffman honoring hall’s class of 2015

Four individuals and one team will be inducted into the Dublin Coffman High School Athletic Hall of Fame during events Jan. 23 and 24.

The class of 2015 consists of Ike Indukwe (2000; football), Bart Hunton (2001; football, basketball and baseball), Nedu Indukwe (2003; football and basketball), Kyle Madsen (2005, basketball) and the 1991 football team coached by Bryan Deal.

The honorees will be introduced during halftime of the boys basketball game Jan. 23, with the induction taking place during a ceremony Jan. 24 at the school.

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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

Rowing club holding open house event

Arch City Rowing Club will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at its indoor facility, 7910 N. Central Drive in Lewis Center.

The event is for athletes ages 13-18 who are interested in learning about competitive high school rowing.

For more information, visit ArchCityRowing.org or email loriemccabe@columbus.rr.com.

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PICKERINGTON

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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

Schilling honored by Shawnee State

Heather Schilling, a 2001 Westland High School graduate, has been inducted into the Shawnee State athletics hall of fame.

Schilling is the 11th women’s basketball player to receive the honor. She ranks fourth in program history with 1,794 points and made a program-record 293 3-pointers.

During her four seasons, Shawnee State went 100-28 overall and 59-15 in the American Midwest Conference.

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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.

Rowing club holding open house event

Arch City Rowing Club will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 24 at its indoor facility, 7910 N. Central Drive in Lewis Center.

The event is for athletes ages 13-18 who are interested in learning about competitive high school rowing.

For more information, visit ArchCityRowing.org or email loriemccabe@columbus.rr.com.

 

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WHITEHALL

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WORTHINGTON

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