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CENTRAL OHIO

High Street Mile set for Aug. 16

Registration is underway for the first High Street Mile, which will be held Aug. 16 in conjunction with the 10TV Commit To Be Fit Expo.

The 1-mile run will begin at 9:30 a.m. at Columbus Commons and end at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The event is open to runners of all ages and abilities and also includes a walking division.

Organizers also are looking for high school cross country and track teams to join the field, which will include Butch Reynolds, the former world-record holder in the 400 meters.

To register, visit www.ColumbusHighStreetMile.com. Participants must pick up their race packets between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 15 during the first day of the two-day 10TV Commit To Be Fit Expo at the convention center.

Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, and goodie bags will be handed out to all runners at the end of race.

Cavs holding camp at OCU

The Cleveland Cavaliers will play host to a basketball camp Monday, July 27, through July 31 at the Maxwell Leadership Center on the campus of Ohio Christian University in Circleville.

The camp will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and is for children ages 7-16. All campers will receive a Cavs T-shirt, a basketball and a ticket to a Cavs game during the 2015-16 season.

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

Basketball clinic set for Liberty

A basketball shooting clinic for players in fourth grade through college is scheduled for noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at Olentangy Liberty High School. For more information and registration, visit www.joeysweets.org.

Coyotes baseball schedules tryouts

The Ohio Coyotes will hold tryouts for its 2016 14U season from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 1 and 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 2 at River Valley High School, 4280 Marion-Mount Gilead Road in Caledonia.

For more information, contact coach Randy Leach at rleach33@yahoo.com or (740) 360-9111 or coach Robb Lust at dogcollege@frontier.com or (740) 360-0850.

GCSTO holding fall tryouts

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

Tryouts will be held from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. July 27 and 28 and Aug. 3 and 4 at the Gahanna pool, 148 Parkland Drive. Another round of tryouts will be held the week of Sept. 14 at Columbus Academy and St. Charles Preparatory School.

To register, contact coach Steve Nye at stevenye@sbcglobal.net or (614) 478-5445.

Memorial Junior set for July 21-23

The American Junior Golf Association will play host to the 54-hole Memorial Junior on July 21-23 at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course. The field features boys and girls ages 12-18. Tee times for all rounds will run from 7 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. Admission is free.

Elevate Basketball holding two camps

Elevate Basketball Academy will hold a shooting camp from 9 to 11 a.m. July 20, 22 and 24 and a perimeter development camp from 9 to 11 a.m. July 27, 29 and 31. For more information and registration, visit elevatebasketball.net or contact Drew Slone at drew@elevatebasketball.net.

Gym Rat Basketball offering tournament

Gym Rat Basketball will play host to a 3-on-3 tournament Aug. 8 at Concord Park in Delaware for boys and girls in grades 3-12. To register, contact Sharon Kaplan at (614) 545-8357 or skaplanb@aol.com.

Bryn Du 3K race set for July 23

The 10th annual Granville Bryn Du Summer Cross Country Series presented by the Granville Running Club and RUNOHIO will be held July 23, starting at 7:15 p.m. at Bryn Du Mansion.

The 3K race is open to runners age 12 and older.

There will be a children’s fun run at 7:05 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Matt McGowan at runohio@ee.net or (740) 587-0376. For an entry form, visit www.runohio.com.

Craft basketball camp scheduled

The second annual Aaron Craft Basketball ProCamp will be held from 9 a.m. to noon July 25 and 26 at Worthington Kilbourne High School.

The camp is open to boys and girls entering grades 1-12.

Participants will learn fundamental skills from the former Ohio State guard as well as from area high school and college coaches. Each attendee will receive an autograph from Craft and a team photo with Craft.

For more information and to register, visit www.AaronCraftCamp.com.

Dog Days 5K set for Aug. 1

The 14th annual Circleville Dog Days 5K will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 1, beginning and ending at Circleville High School. For more information and an entry form, visit www.circlevillexc.com.

Faust to be speaker at ODU fundraiser

Former Notre Dame football coach Gerry Faust will be the keynote speaker at the sixth annual Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine Black & Gold Club Kickoff on Aug. 6 at Ohio Dominican.

Faust, an Ohio native, coached Notre Dame from 1981-85, compiling a 30-26-1 record in six seasons and guiding the Fighting Irish to victory in the 1983 Liberty Bowl. He went on to coach Akron from 1986-94, posting a 43-53-3 record in nine seasons.

Before coaching at the college level, Faust coached Cincinnati Moeller High School for 18 seasons, compiling a 174-17-2 record. The Crusaders won five state titles and four mythical national championships during his tenure.

Faust, who earned three letters as quarterback for the University of Dayton, joins a distinguished group of speakers who have appeared at the annual Black & Gold Club event, including Archie Griffin, Clark Kellogg, Chris Spielman, Joe Theismann and Jim Tressel.

The Black & Gold Club provides financial support for ODU athletics. The fundraiser includes a dinner, silent and live auctions and a raffle.

For more information, visit ohiodominican.edu and select “athletics.”

Dare Equestrian brings home awards

The Hilliard-based Dare Equestrian team competed in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Western National Finals on June 25 and 26 in Oklahoma City.

Dare Equestrian was the Champion Team in the Upper School Competition. Individual champions were: Hallie McClintock of Galena (NRHA Sportsmanship Award, Champion Rider in NRHA Varsity Intermediate Reining Team Class, Reserve Champion in Varsity Intermediate Horsemanship Team Class); Kimberly Hartman of Galloway (Champion Rider in JV Beginner Horsemanship Individual Class); Benjamin Beckett of Dublin (Champion Rider in NRHA Varsity Open Reining Team Class); Leah Palm of Canal Winchester (Reserve Champion in NRHA Varsity Intermediate Reining Individual Class); and Carsyn Miller of Galloway (Reserve Champion in JV Novice Horsemanship Individual Class).

Area riders earn awards

Several competitors from Autumn Rose Farm in Plain City earned individual titles in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association Western National Finals on June 25 and 26 in Oklahoma City.

Caroline Gute of Dublin was named Western Champion Rider and was the Champion Rider in the NRHA Varsity Open Reining Individual Class.

Erika Lundquist of Powell was the Champion Rider in the JV Beginner Horsemanship Team Class, Cameron Montgomery of Dublin was the Champion Rider in the Future Beginner Horsemanship Team Class and Sophia Christy of Powell was the Reserve Champion in the JV Novice Horsemanship Team Class.

Also, Hailey Nelson of Powell competed for Bayhill Farm and was the Reserve Champion in the Future Beginner Horsemanship Individual Class.

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BEXLEY

St. Charles holding volleyball camp

The St. Charles Preparatory School volleyball camp, for boys and girls entering grades 4-8, will be held Aug. 3-6. Grades 4-6 will participate from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by grades 7-8 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information and registration, contact coach Ned Gruber at ngruber@cdeducation.org.

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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.

Bender 5K set for July 25

The Dr. Bender 5K Classic will be held at 8:30 a.m. July 25 starting and finishing at Canal Winchester High School.

The event, which is named in honor of late Canal Winchester cross country and track and field coach John Bender, also includes a 1-mile fun run at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit the boys and girls cross country teams.

For registration and more information, visit drbender5k.com.

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CLINTONVILLE

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DELAWARE/SUNBURY

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DUBLIN

Sparling wins amateur qualifier

Miami University senior golfer Jack Sparling, a Dublin Coffman High School graduate, won the U.S. Amateur qualifier July 15 at Lancaster Country Club to qualify for the U.S. Amateur slated for Aug. 17-23 at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill.

Sparling shot a 71 in the morning and a 70 in the afternoon to finish at 3-under par and win the tournament by two strokes.

Coffman QB Club holding golf outing

The Dublin Coffman Quarterback Club will hold its annual golf outing and auction Aug. 2 at Safari Golf Club. Proceeds benefit the Coffman football program. For more information and registration, visit coffmanfootball.com.

Olson, Sowards to compete in PGA

Southern Ohio PGA club professionals Jeff Olson (Golf Club of Dublin) and Bob Sowards (New Albany Country Club) will compete in the 2015 PGA Championship on Aug. 13-16 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis.

They are among 20 PGA club professionals to qualify for the PGA Championship. While it will be Sowards’ ninth appearance in the PGA Championship, Olson will be participating for the first time.

Sowards is a four-time PGA Professional Player of the Year.

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GAHANNA

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GRANDVIEW

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GROVE CITY

Crew’s Swanson joins U18 team

Columbus Crew midfielder Ben Swanson, a Grove City native, was called up to the U.S. U18 national team for a training camp held July 6-14 in Carson, Calif.

It was the second U18 call-up this season for Swanson, who joined the team in Bosnia and Herzegovina for a camp held April 22-May 1.

Swanson signed a homegrown player contract with the Crew in 2014.

GCHS baseball team to hold golf outing

The Grove City High School baseball team will play host to its annual golf outing Aug. 3 at Pinnacle.

The tournament features a captain’s choice four-person scramble format. Registration is at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30.

For more information, contact coach Ryan Alexander at ryan.alexander@swcsd.us.

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HILLIARD

Hilliard athletes advance to nationals

Members of the Hilliard Track Club competed in the USATF Region 5 Championships on July 11 and 12 at North Oldham High School in Louisville, Ky.

Six athletes qualified for the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships scheduled for Monday, July 27, through Aug. 2 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Competing will be Kate Budde (long jump), Jackson Gunn (discus, shot put), Ben Hooker (turbo javelin), Robbie Jones (shot put, turbo javelin), Jonah Lambert (800 meters) and Olivia Sagrilla (long jump).

Bodrick, Hoover earn MAC academic honors

Adam Bodrick of New Albany and Lauren Hoover of Hilliard both were named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team as members of the Miami University track and field program.

To qualify for the honor, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA and must have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.

Bodrick is majoring in finance and Hoover is majoring in nutrition and pre-medical studies.

Football camp set for Davidson

The Hilliard Davidson High School football program will hold its youth camp, for grades 2-8, from 9 a.m. to noon July 27-30. For a registration form, visit hilliardschools.org/davidsonwildcats, or registration may be done the morning of the camp.

Davidson holding boys golf tryouts

The Hilliard Davidson High School boys golf team will hold tryouts at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 1 at Thorn Apple, 12:15 p.m. Aug. 3 at Clover Valley and 7 a.m. Aug. 4 at Darby Creek. Call coach Monte Rhoden at (614) 562-6167 to confirm your tryout.

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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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Mustangs baseball to hold 2016 tryouts

The Mustangs baseball program will hold 2016 tryouts for various age groups in the coming weeks. For 12U, call John Compton at (740) 504-6964. For 15U, call Tom Comisford at (740) 207-7554. For 16U, call Bob Blankenship at (614) 352-3843. For 17U, call Jeremy Young at (740) 398-2060. For 9U, 10U, 11U, 13U or 14U, call Travis Arter at (740) 404-2869.

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LICKING COUNTY

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MARYSVILLE

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NEW ALBANY

Olson, Sowards to compete in PGA

Southern Ohio PGA club professionals Jeff Olson (Golf Club of Dublin) and Bob Sowards (New Albany Country Club) will compete in the 2015 PGA Championship on Aug. 13-16 at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis.

They are among 20 PGA club professionals to qualify for the PGA Championship. While it will be Sowards’ ninth appearance in the PGA Championship, Olson will be participating for the first time.

Sowards is a four-time PGA Professional Player of the Year.

Bodrick, Hoover earn MAC academic honors

Adam Bodrick of New Albany and Lauren Hoover of Hilliard both were named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team as members of the Miami University track and field program.

To qualify for the honor, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA and must have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.

Bodrick is majoring in finance and Hoover is majoring in nutrition and pre-medical studies.

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NORTHLAND

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NORTHWEST

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OLENTANGY

Wallace receives All-Star honor

University of Cincinnati senior catcher Woody Wallace, an Olentangy High School graduate, was selected to be a bullpen catcher for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game played July 14 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

This past season, Wallace batted .269 with two home runs and 15 RBI.

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PICKERINGTON

North holding golf outing

The Pickerington High School North girls basketball team will hold its annual Lady Panthers Golf Scramble at 1 p.m. Aug. 8 at Turnberry. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and dinner will follow the outing. To register, contact Doug Warns at dwarns@wssinc.net.

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REYNOLDSBURG

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UPPER ARLINGTON

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WEST SIDE

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WESTERVILLE

North to hold alumni tournament

The Warrior Hoops Alumni Classic will be Aug. 1 at Westerville North.

The basketball tournament will begin at 11 a.m. and there also will be raffles and concessions to support North athletics.

For more information and to sign up, contact Eric Shearer at (614) 783-3851.

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WHITEHALL

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WORTHINGTON

Youth football camp offered

Worthington Christian and Buckeye Sports Tutor will be holding a youth football camp from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 20-22 for boys entering grades 4-6. For more information, contact coach Brian Stier at brian.stier@worthingtonchristian.com.

Cempre earns NCAC award

Denison University graduate Casey Cempre of Worthington has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the North Coast Athletic Conference Don Hunsinger Award.

The award recognizes one male senior student-athlete who has distinguished himself throughout his collegiate career in the areas of academic achievement, athletics, service and leadership.

Cempre, a Thomas Worthington High School graduate, was a four-time All-NCAC performer for the Denison men’s tennis team. A biochemistry major, he graduated this spring with a 3.74 GPA.

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