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CENTRAL OHIO

Officiating classes set for basketball

Classes for prospective high school basketball officials will begin Sept. 20 at Worthington Kilbourne. For more information, contact Paul Melcher at (614) 406-0969 or Sal Perito at (614) 893-6028. Register for the classes at OHSAA.org.

GCSTO seeking new athletes

The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio is looking for athletes ages 6-18 for its fall season.

An introductory team meeting will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at St. Charles Preparatory School. Tryouts are scheduled for 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Sept. 14-16 at Columbus Academy, 5:45 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14-16 at St. Charles and 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sept. 19 at St. Charles.

At the tryouts, athletes will participate in clinic-type screening sessions. Athletes can attend all the sessions, but are not required to do so.

For more information and to register for the tryouts, contact coach Steve Nye at (614) 478-5445 or stevenye@sbcglobal.net.

Capital holding softball events

The Capital University softball program will hold a tournament for 14U, 16U and 18U teams and a skills clinic for girls in grades 9-12 on Sept. 20. Individual players may sign up, and players can participate in both events. For more information and registration, contact coach Nan Payne at (614) 236-6487 or npayne@capital.edu.

Elevate Basketball schedules tryouts

Elevate Basketball Academy, 6615 Dublin Center Drive, will hold tryouts Sept. 14 and 16 for its travel teams for fourth- and fifth-grade boys. Fourth-graders will try out from 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by fifth-graders from 7:30 to 9 p.m. To register for the tryouts, visit www.elevatebasketball.net.

Boys basketball league scheduled

Ohio Youth Basketball is holding a league for boys in grades 3-12, with games played on Sundays from Sept. 13 through Oct. 18 at Reynoldsburg High School. The league is open to teams and individual players. For more information, visit www.ohioyouthbasketball.com.

All-Ohio holding basketball league

All-Ohio Basketball will play host to a league for boys in grades 3-12, with games played on Saturdays from Sept. 12 through Oct. 10 at Whitehall-Yearling High School. The league is open to teams and individual players. For more information, visit allohiobasketball1986.com or call Jerry Watson at (614) 861-0572.

Perpetual Motion clinic scheduled

Perpetual Motion Basketball will hold clinics for middle school girls Sept. 9, 10, 14 and 16. For more information, visit www.perpetualmotionbasketball.com.

Max Elite Lacrosse offering fall program

Max Elite Lacrosse will hold a fall training session for boys in grades 3-12 beginning Sept. 13. The program will be held at McCord Middle School, 1500 Hard Road, on five consecutive Sundays.

The elementary group (2 to 3 p.m.) will include a clinic followed by games. The middle school (3 to 4:30 p.m.) and high school (4:30 to 6 p.m.) groups will include a 30-minute clinic with 60 minutes of play.

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

Hidden Gems holding showcase

A Hidden Gems boys basketball showcase is scheduled for noon Sept. 26 at Thomas Worthington High School. Players will be divided into three divisions — grades 6-8, 9-10 and 11-12 — and will be guaranteed four games. For more information and registration, contact Lucius Jones at hiddengemsbasketball@yahoo.com.

Elevate Basketball plans youth league

Elevate Basketball Academy will play host to a league for boys and girls in grades 3-12, with games played Saturdays from Sept. 12 through Oct. 17. For more information and registration, visit www.elevatebasketball.net.

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BEXLEY

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CANAL WINCHESTER/GROVEPORT

CWHS announces Hall of Fame class

Canal Winchester High School has announced the 23rd class for its Athletic Hall of Fame and Award of Merit program.

The Hall of Fame inductees are Matt W. Hartman (1972-76; football and baseball), Willie Jordan Jr. (1999-2003; football, basketball and track) and Boyd Miller (1991-95; football and track). The Award of Merit recipient is volunteer Sharon Frank Harman.

The Hall of Fame induction will take place Sept. 18 at Canal Winchester’s football game against Westerville South, and a banquet will be held Sept. 19.

For more information or reservations to the banquet, contact Sue Edwards at (614) 738-3304 or jerryandsue1@sbcglobal.net.

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CLINTONVILLE

Watterson inducting hall of fame class 

Watterson High School will induct the third class into its Athletic Hall of Fame during events Friday, Sept. 4, through Sunday, Sept. 6.

The individuals distinguished themselves through athletic performance or through their dedication to the athletics department.

This year’s six inductees include two area residents in Phil Anglim of Powell (football 1974-76, wrestling 1974-77) and John Mahaney of Columbus, who according to the school has been Watterson’s No. 1 fan since 1980. The other inductees are Elaine Binkley (cross country 1999-2002, track and field 2000-03), Simba Hodari (football 1994-96, baseball 1996-97), John Motil (football 1965-67, baseball 1967-68, basketball 1967-68) and Al Washington (football 1998-2001, wrestling 1998, track 1999-2002).

For more information and registration to the hall of fame events, visit bishopwatterson.com.

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DELAWARE/SUNBURY

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DUBLIN

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GAHANNA

GLHS inducting 32nd hall class

The Gahanna Lincoln High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its 32nd annual induction banquet Sept. 3 at Jefferson Country Club.

Mark Zarcone (1982; football, basketball and baseball), Dwayne Hairston (1993; football and track), Travis Dauberman (1997; football, baseball, track and wrestling), Nathan Linhart (2005; basketball) and Betsy Morrison (2005; soccer, basketball and track) will be inducted into the hall. Michael Heller, known as the “Voice of the Lions,” will receive the Award of Merit for his years of service to Gahanna athletics.

In addition, 2015 graduate Kelsey Sandlin has been selected by the board of directors to receive the George & Martha Schneider Scholarship.

For reservations to the banquet, call Leslie Tanchevski at (614) 306-0100.

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GRANDVIEW

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GROVE CITY

Inaugural GCHS hall class announced

Nine athletes and four coaches will be honored in the inaugural class of the Grove City High School Athletics Hall of Fame.

The class will be inducted Sept. 4 before Grove City’s football home opener. A committee consisting of current and former coaches, administrators and alumni selected the honorees based on nominations from the public.

The athlete inductees are Derek Combs (football, basketball, track), Ann Grossman (tennis), Josh Helm (basketball), Bob Hitchens Jr. (football, basketball, track), Kim McKeon (basketball, softball), Bryan Mulvany Sr. (soccer), Nathan Poole (football, basketball), Larry Thomas (basketball, baseball) and Greg Waits (football, basketball, baseball). The coaches being honored are Brian Cross (football), Elmer Houdashelt (baseball), Ron Hutcheson (softball) and Herb Russell (basketball).

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HILLIARD

Hilliard athletes compete at nationals

Members of the Hilliard Track Club competed in the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships held July 27-Aug. 2 in Jacksonville, Fla.

In the 9-10 girls long jump, Olivia Sagrilla placed 26th (12 feet, 1/4 inch).

Ben Hooker was 47th in the 9-10 boys turbo javelin (33-3) and Robbie Jones was 43rd in the 11-12 boys turbo javelin (85-8).

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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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Travel baseball team seeks players

The Licking County Mustangs 9U travel baseball team is looking to fill a few remaining roster spots for its 2016 season. The team is based in the Johnstown area. For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact coach Tom Schwab at ts813822@gmail.com.

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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

Soccer showcase coming to Liberty

The Olentangy Liberty High School boys soccer team will play host Sept. 11-13 to the Liberty Classic, an event featuring nationally ranked programs.

The schedule features Liberty versus Mason at 4 p.m. Sept. 11, Mason against Cleveland St. Ignatius at 1 p.m. Sept. 12, Liberty versus Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga at 3 p.m. Sept. 12 and St. Ignatius against Gonzaga at 10 a.m. Sept. 13.

Liberty’s game against Mason will be followed at 7:30 p.m. by Liberty’s football team playing host to Dublin Jerome.

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PICKERINGTON

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REYNOLDSBURG

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UPPER ARLINGTON

Barker receives Big Ten honor

Upper Arlington resident Abby Barker was Michigan State’s female recipient of the Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor for 2015.

The award recognizes academic and athletic excellence.

Barker became the fourth Michigan State field hockey player to earn All-America honors three times, receiving second-team accolades as a senior after she was second team as a sophomore and third team as a junior. She also was first-team all-Big Ten for the second year in a row and was named first-team all-West Region for the third consecutive year.

Barker, a three-time all-Big Ten academic honoree, graduated from Watterson High School in 2011.

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WEST SIDE

Tracy selected for Queen of Diamonds

Ready High School softball player Shelby Tracy has been selected to compete in the Queen of Diamonds Softball Showcase South on Sept. 4-6 in Spartanburg, S.C.

Athletes apply to participate and are selected on criteria including ability, potential, academics, graduation year and coaches’ requests and referrals.

Tracy, a catcher, also plays in the summer for the Buckeye Heat.

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WESTERVILLE

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WHITEHALL

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WORTHINGTON

Ford wins national wrestling title at 220

James Ford, a 2015 Worthington Kilbourne High School graduate, won the junior national Greco-Roman wrestling title at 220 pounds while competing for Team Ohio on July 21 in Fargo, N.D.

Ford, who has committed to Purdue University, defeated Jordan Wood of Gilbertsville, Pa., 6-3 in the final.

As a senior at Kilbourne, Ford had a 43-4 record and placed third in the Division I state tournament at 220.

Thomas wrestling to hold golf outing

The Thomas Worthington High School wrestling booster club will hold its fourth annual alumni golf outing Sept. 19 at Oakhaven. For more information and registration, contact Amy Glasgow at twhswrestlingsec.com.

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