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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

Ohio Lady Hoops holding AAU tryouts

The Ohio Lady Hoops Basketball Club will hold AAU tryouts for grades 4-6 from 10 to 1:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and Oct. 4 and for grades 7-9 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 28 and Oct. 5. For more information, contact Jamie Puryear at (740) 319-3011 or, or Buster Howe at (740) 819-7686 or

Outdoors event to be held Sept. 27

The 27th annual Union County National Hunting and Fishing Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 27 at the Heart of Ohio Fish and Game grounds on Northwest Parkway just north of Marysville.

A fishing derby will be offered, with age divisions for children 16 and younger. Other activities at the free event will include archery, sporting clays, sling shot range trapping, black powder shooting, leather working and ODNR Passport to Fishing.

Hunter education course scheduled

A free course for first-time hunters or those going out of state to hunt will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 1, 2, 8 and 9 at the Liberty Township Building at the intersection of Raymond Road and state Route 347 in Union County.

Register in advance at

For more information, call John T. Carl at (937) 246-6185.

Fall tryouts set for GCSTO

The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio will hold fall tryouts from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, through Wednesday, Sept. 17, and Sept. 19 at Columbus Academy and from 5:45 to 7 p.m. on those days at St. Charles Preparatory School.

New swimmers are allowed a second trial period with the team before deciding to commit. Those who can’t make the tryouts because of other sports commitments should contact coach Steve Nye at (614) 478-5445 or to make other tryout arrangements.

For more information, visit

GCSTO offering various programs

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

In addition, GCSTO will hold one-day stroke-specific technique camps throughout the fall. Camps will be offered for all four competitive strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle) and one for starts, turns and finishes. For more information, contact coach Steve Nye at (614) 478-5445 or

Details also are available at

Hidden Gems to hold showcase

The Hidden Gems Showcase for area boys basketball players in grades 6-12 will take place Oct. 11 at Thomas Worthington High School.

Representatives from various college basketball programs will be in attendance.

For more information on the event, including registration, contact Lucius Jones at

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

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 or visit 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.

ODU baseball team holding golf outing

The Ohio Dominican University baseball program will hold its annual golf outing Sept. 26 at Foxfire Golf Club.

All proceeds go to the baseball team.

For more information and to register, contact Paul Page at (614) 251-4535 or Nick Wood at

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Watterson to honor hall of fame class

Watterson High School will honor the second class of its Athletic Hall of Fame at events Sept. 26-28, including a ceremony at halftime of the Eagles’ football game Sept. 26 against Cleveland Benedictine.

The inductees are Janet Baird (field hockey 1984-86, field hockey coach 1997-present); Daniel DeLucia (baseball 2000-03, basketball 2000-03, football 2000-02); Sister Sally Duffy (girls basketball coach 1968-75, softball coach 1968-75, field hockey coach 1971-75, track and field coach 1972-75); Mike Hilliard (football 1963-66, wrestling 1963-67); Paul Pardi (announcer for home football games 1958-present); Mary Ellen Seidel O’Brien (basketball, softball, field hockey, track, tennis 1974-77); Msgr. Edward Spiers (first Watterson principal); and Meg Uritus Zimpfer (basketball 1990-94, soccer 1990-93).

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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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McDaniel competes at Queen of Diamonds

Gahanna resident Alexis McDaniel, a Lincoln High School student, competed in the Queen of Diamonds Showcase South on Aug. 30 and 31 at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C.

Athletes applied for the event and were selected based on criteria including ability, potential, academics, graduation year, coach requests and referrals.

McDaniel, a left fielder, plays in the summer for the Heart of Ohio Rage. At the showcase, she earned a game MVP honor.

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CCHS baseball team holding golf outing

The Central Crossing High School baseball team will hold a golf outing and fundraiser at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Oakhurst Country Club. For more information and registration, contact Scott Todd at

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Tryouts set for travel basketball

Hilliard Travel Basketball will hold tryouts for girls in grades 4-6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 28 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Davidson High School field house.

Twice a week practices start in November, and the approximately 20-game schedule will be played in December through February.

For more information, visit

Bradley teams holding golf event

The Hilliard Bradley High School baseball and boys basketball teams will play host to a golf outing at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20 at Hickory Hills. For more information, contact Matthew Gilkerson at or Brett Norris at

Youth lacrosse tryouts scheduled

The Hilliard Youth Lacrosse Association will be holding tryouts for a new boys select travel team called the Hilliard Predators.

The tryouts are scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 12 at Hilliard Municipal Park, 3800 Veterans Memorial Drive, and are open to fifth- and sixth-grade boys, along with advanced fourth-graders.

To register, visit Send questions to David Ames at or Kevin Sayers at

Basketball league sign-ups underway

The Hilliard Optimist Basketball League is registering players for its 2014-15 season through Oct. 10. Boys and girls in grades 2-8 who live in the Hilliard school district are eligible. Sign up online at www.leaguelineup/HOBL.

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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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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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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

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Edington shines at CrossFit Games

Reynoldsburg resident Shellie Edington competed in the Reebok CrossFit Games in July in California and placed third in the Masters 45-49 women’s age group.

According to the event’s website, the CrossFit Games “are the world’s premier test to find the Fittest on Earth.”

Edington, a former competitive gymnast and cheerleader, started CrossFit training in 2010. She owns Tumblin4Kids, a local gymnastics and fitness program.

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Golf outing benefits UA baseball program

The Bat-a-Round Golf Outing supporting the Upper Arlington High School baseball program is scheduled for Sept. 20 at Raymond Memorial. Registration begins at 7 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at 8 a.m. For more information and registration, visit

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Otterbein inducting 7th hall of fame class

Otterbein University will induct nine individuals and one team into its Athletic Hall of Fame at 4 p.m. Oct. 11 in the Campus Center, with the honorees to be introduced that evening at the Cardinals’ football game against Capital.

The seventh hall of fame class honorees include: Chris Swanson of Bullhead City, Ariz. (track and field, class of 2006); Mike McKinney of Dacula, Ga. (men’s basketball, 1986); Bill Thompson of Pataskala (football and track, 1964); Diana Esterkamp Noles of Columbus (women’s basketball, 2004); Pam Verne of Westerville (athletics staff); John King of McLean, Va. (benefactor and athlete, 1968); Paul Reiner of Dublin (benefactor and athlete, 1968); Dick Smith of Sunbury (track, 1979); and the 1985-86 men’s basketball team.

Elmo Lingrel (football), a native of Lebanon, Ohio, from the class of 1917, will be honored posthumously.

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