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CENTRAL OHIO

Lacrosse camp set for June 4-5

Flashover Indoor Sports, 11600 County Road 99, Findlay, will hold a lacrosse camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5.

The camp will start with a meet and greet with lacrosse hall of famer Johnny Mouradian at 7 p.m. June 3.

To register, visit flashoverindoor.com or call 419-420-1575.

MSL seeking umpire assigners

The Mid-State League is accepting applications for the positions of middle school baseball assigner and middle school softball assigner.

Interested individuals should have an Ohio High School Athletic Association assigners permit, be knowledgeable about the sport and have a good working relationship with umpires.

Letters of interest can be sent to MSL commissioner Jim Hayes at mslcomm@live.com.

Baseball Academy camp scheduled

U.S. Baseball Academy will operate a summer camp program July 11-14 at Westland High School.

Westland coach Neil Bittel will direct the program, which provides players with hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and base-running training. Each player will receive individual attention in a small group atmosphere.

For more information or to register, visit usbaseballacademy.com.

Wrestling tourney set for June 24

Canal Winchester High School, along with Ready High School, will play host to a wrestling tournament at 4 p.m. June 24 at Mike Locke Stadium.

The Tussle on the Turf tournament is for students in grades 8-12. Admission will be $5 for adults and $1 for children.

For more information, visit bit.ly/1VLbENP or email jacramer49@gmail.com or tbrooks@cwls.us.

Max Elite Lacrosse holding summer league

Max Elite Lacrosse is offering a five-week summer league at Wellington beginning in June.

Boys in grades 3-8 will play Tuesday evenings starting June 14, and high school boys will play Thursday evenings starting June 9. Games will be 60 minutes with certified officials.

Players are encouraged to register as teams but can be assigned to a team. The league is run by Ohio Machine coaches Bill Wolford and Dom Marzano.

For more information or to sign up, visit bit.ly/1rtu5tB.

Reds legends to hold clinic in Marietta

The Cincinnati Reds legends will hold a youth baseball and softball clinic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 20-22 at VFW Field, 500 E. 8th St., Marietta.

Former Reds players Dave Parker, Todd Benzinger, Scott Williamson, Leo Cardenas, Stephen Larkin, Ron Oester and Tom Browning will be at the clinic, which will include pitching, hitting and fielding instruction for participants ages 4-19.

Meals and drinks will be provided. For more information, visit bit.ly/1UZ5qcD.

Baseball academy offering clinics

Ron Golden’s Baseball Academy will play host to a variety of baseball training clinics at Huntington Park.

Player Evaluation Day will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 6 for grades 8-12 and the same time June 7 for grades 5-7; Summer High School Academy will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14-16; Summer Youth Academy will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 20-23 and Summer Elite Hitting-Pitching Academy will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 27-30.

For information and registration, visit rgbaseball.com or call 614-236-8141.

Shootout for Soldiers lacrosse event planned

Shootout for Soldiers will hold a 24-hour lacrosse event benefiting veterans July 16 and 17 at Thomas Worthington High School.

The event will feature 24 consecutive one-hour games between teams that register in advance. The games are open to both male and female teams of all ages.

In 2015, Shootout for Soldiers Ohio raised $45,065 through the participation of 800 players and more than 6,500 attendees.

Registration is open at shootoutforsoldiers.com. Cost to register is $100 per team. Each team must also fundraise $750 to participate. Proceeds benefit the Army Ranger Lead the Way Fund, the Gary Sinise Foundation, the Semper Fi Foundation and Team RWB, as well as local charities.

Baseball tourney set for June 22-26

A wooden-bat baseball tournament for teams featuring players ages 16-18 will be held from June 22-26 at the Bob Cene complex in Struthers, Ohio. For more information and registration, contact Ken Quinn at (330) 719-0581.

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BEXLEY

Seckel earns OAC honor

David Seckel, of Bexley, recently was named to the all-Ohio Athletic Conference team in men’s tennis.

Seckel, a senior at Otterbein, finished the year in singles play with an 11-11 overall record. He also played first doubles with Will Willson, recording a 6-1 mark in OAC competition en route to a 14-5 overall record.

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CANAL WINCHESTER/GROVEPORT

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CLINTONVILLE

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DELAWARE/SUNBURY

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DUBLIN

Strausbaugh earns baseball honor

Aaron Strausbaugh, a Dublin Scioto High School graduate, recently was named first-team all-North Coast Athletic Conference in baseball.

Strausbaugh, a junior designated hitter at Ohio Wesleyan, batted .378 this season with three home runs and 28 RBI.

Goldsby competes in Boston Marathon

Thomas J. Goldsby, of Dublin, recently finished the Boston Marathon among the top 1 percent.

Goldsby placed 145th overall out of 27,491 competitors and second in the men’s 45-49 age group. His final time was 2:40:54.

This was Goldsby’s 16th Boston Marathon.

Coffman offering basketball camp

Dublin Coffman High School will play host to a basketball camp June 20-23 for boys entering grades 1-9.

Forms are available on the district website or by visiting coffmanbasketball.com. Participants can register online.

For more information, call 614-718-8136 or 614-718-8040.

Jerome seeks hall nominations

Dublin Jerome High School is seeking nominations for the school’s Hall of Fame.

Nominations are accepted for athletic, artistic, academic and service excellence. Anyone wishing to nominate a former student or faculty member can complete the form available on the school’s website.

For more information or to nominate, visit bit.ly/1XYGvEu.

Jerome to hold basketball camp

Dublin Jerome High School will play host to a basketball camp for boys and girls from June 13-16.

The camp will be led by coaches Jamie Pearson and Tony Bornhorst and will have separate sessions for grades K-2, 3-4, 5-6 and 7-9. The K-2 camp will be held at Grizzell Middle School.

For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/1Mupn8L.

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GAHANNA

Shaw earns OAC honor

Alyson Shaw, a Gahanna Lincoln High School graduate, is one of seven members of the Otterbein softball team who recently earned all-Ohio Athletic Conference recognition. She was honorable mention.

Shaw has been a productive shortstop for the Cardinals, as she is in the top 20 in the conference in hitting (.376), having tallied 12 games with multiple hits. She recorded a 10-game hitting streak in the middle of the season and hit an inside-the-park home run against Houghton in her first collegiate game.

Girls lacrosse camp registration open

Sign-ups are now open for the Gahanna Ladies Lacrosse Camp, which will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 25-28 at Gahanna Middle School South, 349 Shady Spring Drive.

The camp, which will be led by the Gahanna Lincoln High School girls team, is open to players of all skill levels in grades 1-8. Participants are required to bring their own equipment.

To register, visit ladieslaxcamp2016.eventbrite.com. For more information, email honeywhalen@aol.com.

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GRANDVIEW

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GROVE CITY

Dorsey earns MAC honor

Savannah Jo Dorsey, a Central Crossing High School graduate, recently was named the Mid-American Conference softball Pitcher of the Year after a vote conducted by MAC coaches.

Dorsey, a redshirt junior at Ohio University, had a 1.66 ERA, 294 strikeouts and six shutouts over her first 204 2/3 innings this season.

Boys basketball camp scheduled

The Grove City High School boys basketball program will play host to a camp for boys entering grades 4-9 from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 6-10.

The camp will focus on shooting, ball-handling, passing and both individual and team defense.

The registration deadline is May 27. Applications are available at gchsgreyhounds.com.

Girls basketball camp set for GCHS

The Grove City High School girls basketball program will play host to a youth camp from 12:30 to 4 p.m. June 7-10.

For more information or to sign up, visit gchsgreyhounds.com.

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HILLIARD

Heritage boys lacrosse team wins state title

 

The Hilliard Heritage Middle School boys lacrosse team won the Division VI state championship May 15 at Dublin Scioto High School.

The Panthers, the No. 3 seed, defeated No. 1-seeded Miamisburg 8-1. Nick Liening (4 goals, 1 assist), Hunter Wagner (1 goal, 2 assists) and Brayden Hill (2 goals) led the offense while Brad Weaver, Caleb Brashear, Brady Patterson and goalkeeper Jaxson Gillespie led the defense.

Darby student earns equestrian title

Nigel Lancaster, a student at Hilliard Darby High School, recently was named a national champion at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association National Finals in Kentucky.

Lancaster competed as part of Plain City’s Autumn Rose Farm high school equestrian team, which also won a national championship.

Bradley offering basketball camp

Hilliard Bradley High School will play host to a girls basketball camp from 8:30 a.m. to noon June 13-16 for grades 1-8.

For brochures and information, email kathy_lindsey@hboe.org, visit hilliardschools.org/hbr or call 614-595-1824.

High schools to hold soccer camp

The coaching staffs from Bradley, Darby and Davidson high schools will come together for an interscholastic soccer camp from 6 to 8 p.m. July 5-7 at the Spindler Soccer Complex, 2121 Spindler Road.

The camp is open to boys in grades 1-8. Each camper will receive a camp shirt, individual attention and small group instruction to improve his soccer skills.

To register, visit davidsonboyssoccer.com.

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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

Boys basketball camps scheduled

The Marysville High School boys basketball program is offering two camps.

The first session, for grades 7-8, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 31-June 3 at Bunsold Middle School.

The second session, for grades 3-6, will be from 9 a.m. to noon June 20-23 at the high school.

All campers will receive instruction from the high school and middle school coaching staffs and current players. The focus will be on skill development, teamwork and competition.

For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/1TziDDE.

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NEW ALBANY

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NORTHLAND

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NORTHWEST

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OLENTANGY

Ganim earns academic honor

 

Doug Ganim, a graduate of Olentangy Orange High School and a Baldwin Wallace men’s tennis player, recently was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America academic all-district at-large team.

He now qualifies for the CoSIDA Division III academic all-America ballot.

Ganim is a four-year letterwinner and two-time all-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree.

Duffy earns MAC honor

Olentangy Liberty High School graduate Aoife Duffy recently was named second-team all-Mid-American Conference for her performance on the softball team at Eastern Michigan.

Duffy turned in the best season of her career after starting as the team’s third-string catcher and moving to the starting job midway through the season.

She finished the season with a career-best .304 batting average. She also had career highs in hits (24), doubles (4), home runs (2), RBI (11), slugging percentage (.430) and on-base percentage (.385).

Davidson goes season without striking out

Olentangy Orange High School graduate Abby Davidson finished her softball season at Eastern Michigan without striking out, one of three players in NCAA Division I to do so.

Davidson went 119 consecutive at-bats without striking out. She also moved from third base to center field this season.

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PICKERINGTON

Golfers earn regional honors

Garrett Brickley, of Pickerington, and Mark David Wright, of Westerville, both members of the Wittenberg University men’s golf team, were named to the 2016 all-region honors list recently announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Brickley had a strong 2015-16 season, leading the Tigers in scoring average (74.1) during the regular season and earning first-team all-North Coast Athletic Conference honors. He also recently was named a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus Award, given to the top golfer in NCAA Division III.

Wright was second-team all-NCAC with a scoring average of 75.16.

North to hold basketball camp

The Dave Butcher Girls Basketball Camp will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 13-16 at Pickerington High School North.

The camp will work on skill development through individual instruction and is staffed by Panthers coaches and players.

For information and registration, call 614-830-2730 or email dave_butcher@plsd.us.

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REYNOLDSBURG

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UPPER ARLINGTON

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WEST SIDE

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WESTERVILLE

Monaco earns golf honors

David Monaco, a Westerville North High School graduate, has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-American Scholar and named to the Division III Ping All-Great Lakes Region team for his achievements at Otterbein.

Monaco is a four-year letterwinner and biology major. He collected his third all-region honor in four years after helping lead the Cardinals to their sixth consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference regular-season title and second consecutive OAC tournament championship.

Monaco also earned medalist honors at the OAC Championships, topping a field of 40 golfers by 13 strokes.

Golfers earn regional honors

Garrett Brickley, of Pickerington, and Mark David Wright, of Westerville, both members of the Wittenberg University men’s golf team, were named to the 2016 all-region honors list recently announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Brickley had a strong 2015-16 season, leading the Tigers in scoring average (74.1) during the regular season and earning first-team all-North Coast Athletic Conference honors. He also recently was named a semifinalist for the Jack Nicklaus Award, given to the top golfer in NCAA Division III.

Wright was second-team all-NCAC with a scoring average of 75.16.

Williams earns OAC honor

Katy Williams, of Westerville, recently was named to the 2016 all-Ohio Athletic Conference team as an honorable mention selection for her achievements in women’s lacrosse at Otterbein.

Williams picked up her second all-OAC award after leading the Cardinals offensively, ranking ninth in the league with 41 goals. She finished third on the team with 35 groundballs, scored in every game and had 10 games with three or more goals.

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WHITEHALL

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WORTHINGTON

Jank receives academic honor

Abby Jank, of Worthington, recently earned College Sports Information Directors of America academic all-district at-large first-team honors.

Jank, a two-time first-team CoSIDA academic all-district selection, led the Grove City College women’s water polo team with 44 goals and 55 steals this season. She also earned first-team all-Presidents Athletic Conference honors in swimming and diving after helping GCC win its eighth consecutive conference title.

Jank now advances to the nationwide CoSIDA academic all-America ballot.

Willis earns OAC honor

Marcus Willis, a Thomas Worthington High School graduate, recently was named first-team all-Ohio Athletic Conference in men’s lacrosse for the 2016 season.

Willis, a senior midfielder at Otterbein, repeats on the first team after tallying 33 goals and 13 assists.

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