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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

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

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.

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.

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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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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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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.

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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New Albany graduate earns lacrosse award

Drew Little, a 2014 New Albany High School graduate, has been named the Bob Scott Award winner in the North Region by US Lacrosse.

Little, a defender, is one of four finalists for the national award. The other finalists are from the East, West and South regions. The national award winner will be announced by US Lacrosse next month.

According to US Lacrosse, players nominated for the awards must be seniors who are of outstanding character, are in good academic standing and demonstrate good sportsmanship and safe play. The awards are named in honor of the former Johns Hopkins University men's coach, who compiled a 158-55 career record from 1955-74 and guided the Blue Jays to seven national championships.

Last spring, Little had three goals, seven assists, 80 groundballs and 34 takeaways for the New Albany boys team and was named first-team all-OCC-Ohio Division and second-team all-region in Division II.

A three-year starter for the Eagles, Little is playing for Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine.

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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North offering basketball leagues

The boys and girls basketball programs at Westerville North High School are holding fall leagues for elementary and middle school students. For more information, contact Shan Trusley at or Lamont Tillman at

Lacrosse club offering clinics

Westerville Lacrosse Club will hold clinics from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Oct. 12, 19 and 26 at Huber Village Park for beginning players (boys and girls) in grades 1-6. To register, visit

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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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 or call Sharon Kaplan at (614) 545-8357.

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