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CENTRAL OHIO

Columbus Comets holding tryouts

The Columbus Comets women’s professional football team will hold tryouts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 at Whetstone High School.

Prospective players must pre-register at www.columbuscomets.org. Click on “Registration” and then “Columbus Comets Tryouts” for the registration form.

At the tryouts, coach Hank Patterson and his staff will time participants in the 10-, 20- and 40-yard dashes and hold various drills. Prospects are encouraged to attend more than one tryout.

For more information, contact Patterson at hpatters@columbus.rr.com.

GCSTO looking for athletes

The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio is accepting new members for its team this season. New swimmers are allowed a two-week trial period before deciding whether to commit. For more information, contact coach Steve Nye at (614) 478-5445 or stevenye@sbcglobal.net, 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.

Lacrosse coaches clinic scheduled

The Ohio Machine will play host to a clinic for youth and high school boys lacrosse coaches on Dec. 6 at the Ohio State Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza, 2050 Kenny Road.

The clinic will be led by Machine coach Bear Davis and will include speakers and instructors from coaching staffs throughout the Midwest. On-field instruction will be offered in offensive and defensive formations, goalie play, face-offs and wing play. Also, members of the Ohio State Sports Medicine staff will present concussion and training protocols.

For more information and to register, visit www.theohiomachine.com/coachesclinic or call (614) 754-1973.

Baseball Academy camps planned

U.S. Baseball Academy will hold camps this winter at Hilliard Bradley, Watkins Memorial and Westland high schools.

The camps offer players in grades 1-12 advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning training programs. Sessions are limited to six players per coach so athletes can receive individual attention.

The Bradley and Watkins Memorial camps are scheduled for Jan. 4-Feb. 8, and the Westland camp will take place Jan. 11-Feb. 15.

To register, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com.

Volleyball club to hold tryouts

Westland Volleyball Club will hold tryouts for its 2014-15 season from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 25 for players ages 10-14 and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 for players ages 15-18. The tryouts will be held at the Westland High School rec center. For a tryout application and more information on the club, visit www.westlandvolleyballclub.us.

Tickets available for U.S. Senior Open

Tickets are on sale for the 2016 U.S. Senior Open at Scioto Country Club at an introductory rate through Dec. 31.

The 37th playing of the U.S. Senior Open is Aug. 8-14, 2016.

Weekly grounds tickets are valid Monday through Sunday. Tickets for the 1916 Club, also valid Monday through Sunday, provide access to an air-conditioned pavilion located between hole Nos. 13, 14 and 15. The club features upgraded food and beverages available for purchase within a sports bar atmosphere.

Junior tickets are available on a complimentary basis for children under 17 who are accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.2016ussenioropen.com.

State football tickets on sale

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission is leading an effort to sell 5,000 all-session tickets for the 2014 state football finals that will be played Dec. 4-6 at Ohio Stadium.

The tickets include priority seating locations and will allow fans to attend the championship games for all seven divisions. To purchase tickets, contact Brian Timm with the GCSC at btimm@columbussports.org or visit go.osu.edu/OHSAAFBTix and use the promo code GRID1.

Single-game tickets go on sale in October.

The state football finals, which had been held in Canton and Massillon the past 24 years, will be played in Columbus the next two seasons.

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BEXLEY

Basketball leagues offered at Barnett

Barnett Community Center, 1184 Barnett Road, will hold sign-ups for its 2014-15 basketball leagues starting Saturday, Oct. 18. The leagues are for players ages 5-14. For more information, call (614) 645-3065 or email Teresa Featherstone at tafeatherstone@columbus.gov.

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CANAL WINCHESTER/GROVEPORT

Jones in line for academic honor

Canal Winchester High School graduate Sam Jones, a senior free safety at Holy Cross, has been selected as one of 167 semifinalists for the 2014 William V. Campbell Trophy awarded by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.

Each semifinalist is a senior or graduate student in his final year of eligibility with a GPA of at least 3.2. Each player also must have demonstrated strong play as a starter or significant contributor and strong leadership and citizenship skills.

On Oct. 30, the NFF awards committee will announce up to 16 finalists. Each finalist will be recognized as part of the 2014 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class and receive an $18,000 post-graduate scholarship. The Campbell Trophy winner will be announced Dec. 9, and that honoree will have his scholarship increased to $25,000.

Jones has a 3.69 cumulative GPA and is majoring in political science.

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CLINTONVILLE

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DELAWARE/SUNBURY

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DUBLIN

Race renamed in honor of Davids

Dublin Crew has renamed its annual spring regatta, the Ohio Governor’s Cup, in honor of Lance Cpl. Wesley Davids, a former rower for the club who was killed on May 11, 2005, while serving with the U.S. Marines in Iraq.

The event now will be called the Wesley Davids Memorial Championship Regatta.

Davids, a 2003 Dublin Scioto High School graduate, “stood for the very best of what our young athletes can take from the sport,” Dublin Crew president Craig Marshall said. “We want to keep that esprit de corps in the forefront for everyone involved in rowing and the community at large.”

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GAHANNA

Travel basketball tryouts scheduled

Gahanna travel basketball tryouts for boys in grades 4-6 are scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 26, at Gahanna Middle School East.

The tryout for grade 6 will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., followed by grade 4 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and grade 5 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Students must attend Gahanna Jefferson schools.

For more information, contact coach Tony Staib at staibt@gjps.org.

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GRANDVIEW

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GROVE CITY

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HILLIARD

Kaulen wins Erie Marathon

Hilliard resident Laura Kaulen won the Erie Marathon on Sept. 14 in Erie, Pa., with a record-setting performance.

Kaulen, 38, completed the course in 2 hours, 42 minutes, 12 seconds, the fastest time by a woman in the race’s 41-year history. She broke the course record by more than 12 minutes and qualified for the 2016 Olympic marathon trials Feb. 13, 2016, in Los Angeles.

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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

Indoor track camp offered

The New Albany High School track and field program will play host to an indoor track camp Nov. 1 and 8 at the 2-5 Building. The camp is for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. For registration information, contact coach Crickett Anderson at anderson.6@napls.us.

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NORTHLAND

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NORTHWEST

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OLENTANGY

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PICKERINGTON

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REYNOLDSBURG

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UPPER ARLINGTON

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WEST SIDE

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WESTERVILLE

Cordle brings home ice dancing gold

Megan Cordle, 16, of Westerville recently won gold and silver medals competing in the US Figure Skating National Solo Ice Dance Championships in Colorado Springs, Colo.

She won gold in the Pre-Gold dance event and won silver in the Junior Combined dance event.

Cordle is a member of the Columbus Figure Skating Club.

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WHITEHALL

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WORTHINGTON

Kilbourne holding basketball tourney

The Worthington Kilbourne High School basketball teams will play host to the sixth annual Wolves 3-v-3 tournament Oct. 25 for boys and girls in grades 3-12. The tournament fee covers the 3-v-3 tournament, 3-point challenge and knock-out contest. To register a team, email WolvesBasketballEvents@gmail.com or call Sharon Kaplan at (614) 545-8357.

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