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Agonis Club holding OSU tip-off event

The Agonis Club of Columbus will hold the ninth annual Ohio State men’s basketball tip-off event Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Value City Arena.

Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from coach Thad Matta, watch practice, talk to former Ohio State players, win raffle prizes and bid on auction items. Doors open at 5 p.m. and practice starts at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Phil Pini at (614) 581-4768 or To purchase tickets, visit

Regatta planned for Hoover Reservoir

The Hoover Sailing Club will hold the “Last Splash Regatta” for thistle class sailboats from noon to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24 on Hoover Reservoir. Competitors throughout the Midwest are expected to compete. For more information, visit

Youth cross country meet set for Oct. 25

The ninth annual state cross country meet for middle school and elementary school students is scheduled for Oct. 25 at Groveport Madison High School. For more information and athlete registration, visit

Officiating class begins Oct. 14

An OHSAA basketball officiating class will start in Reynoldsburg on Oct. 14 and meet twice a week through Nov. 18. Those interested in becoming an official should email Maltbie Brown at for more information.

Basketball tourney coming to Kilbourne

The seventh annual Worthington Wolves 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held Oct. 24 at Worthington Kilbourne High School. Boys in grades 3-12 and girls in grades 3-8 are eligible. The entry deadline is Oct. 19. For more information and registration, contact Sharon Kaplan at (614) 545-8357 or

i9 Sports offering basketball program

i9 Sports will be holding a six-week basketball program, with games beginning Nov. 7 at Gahanna Christian Academy, 817 N. Hamilton Road. Players ages 5-12 are eligible. For more information and registration, visit The registration deadline is Oct. 10.

Baseball Academy clinic planned

U.S. Baseball Academy will hold its spring training clinic Jan. 3-Feb. 7 at Watkins Memorial High School.

Watkins Memorial coach Don Schone will direct the program, which offers players in grades 1-12 advanced training in hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning. Sessions will be limited to six players per coach so athletes can receive individual attention.

To register, visit

Machine holding coaches convention

The Ohio Machine will hold its 2015 coaches convention from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South in Lewis Center.

The convention is open to coaches at all levels of boys and girls lacrosse. Instruction will focus on offensive and defensive development, goalie play, faceoff and wing play, program building and practice planning.

For more information and to register, visit or call (614) 754-1973.

Arnold festival set for March 3-6

The 2016 Arnold Sports Festival and Arnold Classic bodybuilding championships will be held March 3-6 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Ohio Expo Center.

In its 28th year celebrating health and fitness, the Arnold is expected to attract an estimated 185,000 people to watch about 18,000 athletes compete in 50 sports and events, including 14 Olympic events.

In addition, the Arnold Fitness EXPO, which features more than 900 booths dedicated to sports equipment, apparel and nutrition, will be held March 4-6 at the convention center.

For more information, including a schedule of events, visit

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Open gyms set for boys players

Ahead of tryouts, Gahanna travel basketball will hold open gyms Oct. 11 and 18 at Gahanna Middle School East for boys in grades 4-5 (5 to 6:30 p.m.) and boys in sixth grade (6:30 to 8 p.m.). Players must be Gahanna-Jefferson students. For more information, contact coach Tony Staib at

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Furbee qualifies for swim nationals

Grandview Heights High School sophomore Calvin Furbee recently competed in the Ohio Long Course Senior Championships at Kenyon College, during which he earned USA Swimming sectional standards in the 100 and 200 LCM butterfly.

His time in the 100 LCM fly (1:00.4) qualified him to compete in the Dolfin Junior National Championships to be held in March in Clearwater Beach, Fla., where he will represent the Ohio State Swim Club.

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GCHS offering baseball camp

The Grove City baseball program will hold a camp Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the high school rec center for players ages 6-14. For more information and registration, contact coach Ryan Alexander at or assistant coach Jeremy Johnson at

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Darby baseball inducting hall class

The Hilliard Darby High School baseball program and the Darby Diamond Club will induct their inaugural hall of fame class Friday, Oct. 9. The ceremony will take place during alumni night festivities at 6 p.m. at the baseball field. The inductees are Harold Butt, Justin Clarey, Dave Flowers, Carl Fugitt and Gary Lucas.

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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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Travel baseball team seeks players

The Licking County Mustangs 9U travel baseball team is looking to fill a few remaining roster spots for its 2016 season. The team is based in the Johnstown area. For more information or to schedule a tryout, contact coach Tom Schwab at

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Hunter education course scheduled

A free hunter education course is being offered from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, Thursday, Oct. 1, and Oct. 7 and 8 at the Liberty Township building at the intersection of Raymond Road and state Route 347 in Union County. The course is for first-time hunters or anyone going out of state to hunt. Register at or call 1-800-Wildlife. For more information, contact John T. Carl at (937) 246-6185.

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Raines to compete at Augusta National

Mia Raines, 9, of Galena, won a Drive, Chip & Putt regional qualifier Sept. 12 at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa., earning a spot in the National Championship on April 3 at Augusta National in Augusta, Ga., the home of the Masters Tournament.

Raines was one of 10 girls in North America to advance to the championship round in the 10-11-year-old age group. The age group is based on the competitor’s age in April 2016.

Raines also won the local Drive, Chip & Putt qualifier June 13 at Blacklick Woods and the sub-regional qualifier Aug. 8 at Muirfield Village. 

The Drive, Chip & Putt National Championship will take place on the Sunday before the Masters and will be televised by the Golf Channel.

Area players picked by US Youth Soccer

Nate Logozzo and Luke Sensky, both eighth-graders from Powell, have been selected for the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program. They are part of the Midwest regional pool, which represents 13 states.

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Brake records digs milestone

Reynoldsburg native Madison Brake recently recorded her 1,000th career dig for the Kutztown University women’s volleyball team. Brake, a junior and Hartley High School graduate, is the eighth player in KU history to achieve the mark.

Boykins wins junior golf event

Jamison Boykins of Reynoldsburg won the boys 11-12 title while competing in a Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event Sept. 5 and 6 at Indiana University Golf Course. He entered the final round with a three-stroke lead and maintained that advantage.

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UA volleyball team recognizes Grund

The Upper Arlington High School girls volleyball program honored Maria Grund at its recent alumni night.

Grund was a four-year varsity player and two-year captain. As a senior, she organized a five-week youth camp for girls in grades 3-8. She also raised more than $4,000 that was donated to the program for new equipment.

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Cross country event planned

Colonial Hills Elementary School will hold its seventh annual cross country invitational Oct. 15. The 1-mile race is open to runners in grades 1-6. Staggered races begin at 3:30 p.m. and medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each race. 

For pre-registration, visit For more information, contact Rachael Estepp at (614) 742-4792.

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