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Tuesday April 22, 2014 4:08 PM

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CENTRAL OHIO

Football showcase set for June 8

The McCallister Scouting Report will hold its underclassman showcase for football players in the classes of 2016 and 2017 on June 8 at Thomas Worthington High School. For more information and registration, visit www.msrohio.com.

OHSBCA announces academic honors

The Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association has announced its academic all-state players for the 2013-14 season.

Mike DeLeon (Olentangy Liberty) and Alex Stevens (Delaware) made the Division I boys team, and Jimmy Hanley (Ready) made the Division III boys team.

Alyssa Rice (Reynoldsburg), Kayla Pack (Worthington Kilbourne) and Kelsey Walker (Westerville North) made the Division I girls team.

Mount Union to hold football camps

The University of Mount Union will play host to the Larry Kehres Instructional Football Camps from June 23-25 and June 25-27 on its campus in Alliance.

The camps are open to players entering grades 6-12. Campers will be divided into instruction groups and 7-on-7 teams based on age and skill level.

The cost of the camp covers housing in a residence hall, meals and a camp T-shirt.

For more information and registration, visit the football page at athletics.mountunion.edu.

Golf outing to be held at Willow Run

The second annual Excellence In Sportsmanship golf outing will be held at 10 a.m. May 3 at Willow Run, 1158 Hazelton Road in Pataskala. The tournament features a four-person scramble format and begins with a shotgun start.

Proceeds benefit the Excellence In Sportsmanship Committee. The event includes a 50/50 raffle and closest to the pin and longest putt competitions.

For more information or reservations, contact Jim Simpson at simpsojret@gmail.com.

Reds Legends clinic scheduled 

The 21st annual Cincinnati Reds Legends charity youth baseball clinic will be held June 16-18 at VFW Field in Marietta.

Former Reds players scheduled to attend include Todd Benzinger, Clay Carroll, Eddie Milner, Ron Oester, Pokey Reese, Reggie Sanders and Herm Winningham. 

There are spots for 125 players. To register, call Mike Wagner at (740) 373-3476.

3-on-3 basketball tourney planned

The Columbus Hoopla 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place June 21 and 22 in the Arena District. The event is open to youth, co-ed and adult teams. For more information and registration, visit www.columbushoopla.com. The registration deadline is May 16.

DeSales holding boys lacrosse clinic

DeSales High School will play host to a lacrosse clinic from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. May 5 for boys in grades 3-6. Clinic proceeds will benefit Run the Race, a program of the Brian Muha Foundation. Register at www.stfrancisdesaleshs.org under “DeSales Announcements.”

St. Charles to hold basketball camps

St. Charles Preparatory School is offering boys basketball camps July 1 and 2 for grades 5-9, July 8-11 for grades 5-7 and July 14-17 for grades 8-9. For more information and registration, contact coach Will Gruber at wgruber@cdeducation.org or (614) 260-2303.

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 btimm@columbussports.org or visit go.osu.edu/OHSAAFBTix 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.

Challenger offering area soccer camps

Challenger Sports is offering “British” and “TetraBrazil” soccer camps across central Ohio this summer.

The camps, which will be led by British and Brazilian coaches, will take place in June, July and August in Columbus, Delaware, Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Hilliard, New Albany, Powell, Reynoldsburg, Westerville and Whitehall.

For more information or to register, visit www.challengersports.com.

Spielman camp set for July 15-16

The eighth annual Chris Spielman youth football camp will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. July 15 and 16 at Dublin Coffman High School.

Participants will learn fundamental football skills and have the opportunity to interact with Spielman, a former Ohio State and NFL linebacker who directs the camp with area prep and college coaches.

For more information and registration, visit ChrisSpielmanCamp.com.

Wooster holding girls soccer camps

The College of Wooster is holding residential girls soccer camps from June 22-25 (grades 5-8) and June 29-July 2 (grades 9-12). For more information and registration, visit www.woostersoccercamp.com.

Make a Splash lessons available

The Greater Columbus Swim School is serving as the central Ohio partner for USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash water safety initiative for children. Sessions are scheduled for April, May, June and July. To register, contact instructor Stepha Echard at stepha.gcsto@gmail.com or (614) 551-7772. For more information, visit www.gcsto.com.

GCSTO offering various programs

The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio is offering various programs this spring and summer, including swimming lessons, a youth fitness program, lifeguard training and one-day stroke camps.

Lessons are available for participants of all ages, the youth fitness program is for ages 11 to 17 and lifeguard training is for ages 15 and older. For more information, contact instructor Erin Harris at (614) 582-2597 or erinharris.gcss@gmail.com.

Stroke camps are available for backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle, and another is offered for starts, turns and finishes. For more information, contact coach Steve Nye at (614) 478-5445 or stevenye@sbcglobal.net.

Theismann to speak at Ohio Dominican

Former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann will be the keynote speaker for Ohio Dominican’s fifth annual Black & Gold Club kickoff event fundraiser at 6 p.m. Aug. 7 in the university’s Alumni Hall.

Theismann played 12 seasons in the NFL from 1974-85, all with Washington. He was league MVP in 1983 and led the Redskins to a 27-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII.

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

To purchase tickets, visit ohiodominicanpanthers.com/bgClub/kickoff.

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BEXLEY

Bexley holding basketball camp

The Bexley High School boys basketball program will play host to a camp June 2-5. Sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon (boys entering grades 3-6) and 1 to 4 p.m. (boys entering grades 7-9). For registration, contact coach Dave Gustin at david.gustin@bexleyschools.org.

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CANAL WINCHESTER/GROVEPORT

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CLINTONVILLE

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DELAWARE/SUNBURY

Lyle earns OAC honor

Capital University freshman Jordan Lyle, a Big Walnut High School graduate, earned all-Ohio Athletic Conference honors at the league’s indoor track and field meet held Feb. 28-March 1 at Mount Union.

Lyle finished second in the pole vault, clearing a school-record 11 feet, 4 1/4 inches.

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DUBLIN

Scioto freshman wins saber title

Dublin Scioto freshman Matthew Hayes took first place in senior men’s saber during a recent competition in North Royalton and qualified for the U.S. Fencing National Championships to be held June 22-July 3 in Columbus.

Hayes is a member of the Dublin High School Fencing Club, which trains at Columbus Fencing & Fitness and is coached by Coffman teacher Simon Birkhoff.

Scioto team doctor honored

Dublin Scioto High School’s team physician, Dr. Trent Sickles, has been honored as the Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association Team Physician of the Year for 2014.

Sickles practices at OhioHealth Max Sports Medicine. He previously has been a team physician for Ohio State, Ohio Wesleyan and Worthington Kilbourne.

Sickles will be honored at the association’s annual awards banquet May 9 at the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin.

For more information, visit www.oata.org.

Jerome holding basketball camp

Dublin Jerome High School will play host to a boys basketball camp June 9-12. Grades 3-6 will participate from 9 to 11:30 a.m., followed by grades 7-9 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. and grades 1-2 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.

For more information and registration, contact coach Jamie Pearson at (740) 244‐3994 or jcpearson55@gmail.com.

Stephen named Coach of the Year

Dublin Jerome boys and girls tennis coach Tyler Stephen recently was named High School Coach of the Year by the Midwest Division of the United States Professional Tennis Association. 

Last spring, Stephen’s boys team won its fourth consecutive league title. The girls team won its 10th league title in a row last fall.

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GAHANNA

Boys basketball camp scheduled

The Gahanna Lincoln High School boys basketball camp is scheduled for June 2-5. Boys in grades 3-5 will participate from 9 to 11:30 a.m., followed by grades 6-8 from 12:30 to 3 p.m. For a registration form, visit gahannalincolnathletics.com.

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GRANDVIEW

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GROVE CITY

Youth tennis programs offered

A youth team tennis program will be held at Grove City High School from June 3-July 8 for players entering grades 1-6. On the same dates, a Midwest futures program will be held for grades 7-8.

Younger players will learn the basics of the game, while older players will work on skill development.

For more information, contact James VanDyne at westlandtennis@live.com or (614) 560-3922.

To register, visit midwestteamtennis.com. The deadline is May 9.

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HILLIARD

Darby offering summer camps

Hilliard Darby High School is offering summer camps for football, boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball, softball and baseball. For more information and registration forms, visit darbypanthers.hilliardschools.org/events/summer-camps.

Bradley holding basketball camp

The Hilliard Bradley High School boys basketball camp is scheduled for June 16-19. Boys entering kindergarten through third grade will participate from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by grades 4-8 from noon to 3 p.m. Visit bradleyjaguars.hilliardschools.org for more information and registration.

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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.

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Tulloss earns OAC honor

Capital University freshman Caitlyn Tulloss, a Northridge High School graduate, earned all-Ohio Athletic Conference honors at the league’s indoor track and field meet held Feb. 28-March 1 at Mount Union.

Tulloss placed third in the 500 meters, breaking her own school record in the event with a time of 1 minute, 19.32 seconds.

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LICKING COUNTY

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MARYSVILLE

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NEW ALBANY

Kobelt earns 100th career win

New Albany High School graduate Maddie Kobelt earned her 100th career victory for the Syracuse University women’s tennis team during a 6-1 win at Pittsburgh on April 4.

Kobelt, a senior who plays first singles, defeated Audrey Ann Blakely 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 7-6 (7-3).

She became the 30th player in program history to reach 100 wins.

Windle earns national honor

Ashland University junior Drew Windle, a New Albany High School graduate, has been named men’s indoor track and field Athlete of the Year for the second consecutive year.

In the NCAA Division II meet March 15 in Winston-Salem, N.C., Windle won his second consecutive national championship in the 800 meters, finishing in 1 minute, 49.73 seconds.

A day earlier, Windle ran on Ashland’s distance medley, which won a national title in 9:49.14.

Earlier this season, Windle ran the second-fastest 800 among all collegians and the fastest in Division II indoor history in 1:46.52.

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NORTHLAND

DeSales student to compete in Rome

DeSales High School sophomore Taiyo Marang, who recently won his weight division in the Great Lakes shuai jiao competition, will represent the United States in an international competition in Rome in May. Taiyo has been studying shuai jiao, a form of kung fu, since kindergarten. 

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NORTHWEST

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OLENTANGY

O’Neil captures Golden Gloves title

Colby O'Neil, a sixth-grader at Olentangy Hyatts Middle School, captured the 2014 tri-state Golden Gloves championship for Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia in the 125-pound weight class. He trains at Sullivan Brothers’ Gym in Powell.

McCorkle wins bowling event

Jay McCorkle, a third-grader at Oak Creek Elementary in Lewis Center, won the 10-and-under district bowling title in the Pepsi Championships at HP Lanes. He rolled a 508 series, including a 203 high game, to advance to the state finals in May for the second consecutive year.

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PICKERINGTON

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REYNOLDSBURG

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UPPER ARLINGTON

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WEST SIDE

Youth tennis programs offered

A youth team tennis program will be held at Grove City High School from June 3-July 8 for players entering grades 1-6. On the same dates, a Midwest futures program will be held for grades 7-8.

Younger players will learn the basics of the game, while older players will work on skill development.

For more information, contact James VanDyne at westlandtennis@live.com or (614) 560-3922.

To register, visit midwestteamtennis.com. The deadline is May 9.

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WESTERVILLE

Teams holding cancer fundraiser

The Westerville Central High School boys lacrosse team will play host to a LaCROSSe OUT CANCER game against Westerville North on May 9. 

Players and coaches from both teams will wear LaCROSSe OUT CANCER pink warm-up shirts to bring awareness to the cause. Shirts also will be raffled off at the game, with proceeds going to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research.

Central also will be donating 20 percent of ticket sales to the fund, and fans are being asked to wear pink to make it a “pink out” game.
The junior varsity teams play at 5:15 p.m., followed by the varsity game at 7.

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WHITEHALL

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WORTHINGTON

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