The North boys basketball team will have a preview Friday at the high school.

The North boys basketball team will have a preview Friday at the high school.

Grove City will play at 6 p.m. against Toledo St. John, a perennial Division I Top 10 team. At 7 p.m., defending Division IV state champion New Knoxville will meet Mentor, a Northeast District champion.

The host Warriors will play at 8 p.m. against Johnstown.

Thirty-four athletes from Westerville North High School were honored as Texas Roadhouse Athletes of the Week for the month of October. They were Natalie Bagby, Jessie Bahan, Jenn Bichsel, Kelsi Bovenizer, Erin Carr, Chizo Emeaghara, Michael Gibson, Jeff Hannaford, Drew Hathaway, Andrea Haugtvedt, Nycole Henderson, Leta Hill, Olivia Hubble, Taylor Hurt, Cameron Kahle, Kaitlyn Kropf, Kelsey Lawrence, Kenny Macauley, Seth Miller, Ashley Miltko, David Monaco, Aubrieanna Payne, Matt Pfiefer, Samantha Powell, Philip Roseberry, Sarah Schlotter, Kevin Thompson, Gracie Van Huffel, Ashley Vansickle, Simon Wallace, Ryan Weldon, Emily Wilkin and Mark Xander.

The athletes were recognized for community service, excellence in the classroom and outstanding performance on the playing field. Each student received a certificate good for a free entree at Texas Roadhouse.

Coach Jeff Riegler has partnered with the Buckeye Swim Club to bring a competitive program to area youth swimmers. The program offers quality competitive swim instruction and the opportunity to compete in swim meets throughout Ohio. Interested swimmers should be able to swim the length of the pool.

Anybody interested in joining can call Laurie Karr at (614) 562-0544 or visit www.buckeyeswimclub.com.

Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Tori King, a Westerville native and Worthington Christian graduate, was named honorable mention all-NCAC in women's soccer. King helped lead a defense that allowed just 32 goals in 19 games while compiling five shutouts.

The Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit organization based at Stanford University, offers a free Internet-based course on how to develop and promote positive youth sports programs for youth coaches, parents and league administrators.

The program's goal is to raise the level of sportsmanship in youth sports. For information, call (650) 725-0024, send an e-mail to pca@positivecoach.org or visit www.positivecoach.org.

The Greater Columbus Swim Team of Ohio is offering health and fitness programs. Classes include aerobics, spinning, water exercise, lap swimming, weight training, cardio training, yoga, swimming lessons and more. They are being offered out of the Concourse Spa and Fitness Club near the airport.

There are family-oriented classes for those who wish to exercise with other family members (adults or youth). Morning, afternoon and evening classes are available. There is a teen swim fit program operating at the program's CCDE aquatic facility in Westerville as well as an adult masters swim team at that location. The next session of classes begins shortly.

For more information contact program coordinator Gloria McCarthy at (614) 581-1014, e-mail gansmccarthy@juno.com or visit www.gcsto.com.

The Columbus Coralinas Synchronized Swimming Club will offer a team in training synchro learning opportunity for girls ages 12-and-under.

Lessons are available from 1-3 p.m. Sundays through May at New Albany High School. For questions or to register, call Hayley Head at (614) 488-6175, e-mail timhayley@sbcglobal.net or visit www.coralinas.org.

Ohio Wesleyan softball coaches and players will have a clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 6 for girls in grades 5-12 focusing on defense and baserunning. Registration is limited to 50 participants.

For more details, call coach Cassie Cunningham at (740) 368-3737 or visit bishops.owu.edu.

The Ohio Chargers U-14 baseball team is looking for players for next year. The Chargers play a regional schedule and will participate in the tournaments throughout the Midwest. Eligible players cannot turn 15 before May 1, 2009.

For more information, e-mail OhioChargers@aol.com.

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Upper Arlington -- Varsity girls lacrosse, varsity assistant boys swimming. For lacrosse, submit rsum and cover letter to Chris Potts, athletics director, Upper Arlington High School, 1650 Ridgeview Road, Upper Arlington, 43221, or e-mail cpotts@uaschools.org. For questions, call Potts at (614) 487-5210. For swimming, contact coach Jeff Stewart at (740) 359-5334 or jstewart@uaschools.org.

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Former NBA player Stan Kimbrough, who played for the Sacramento Kings and the Detroit Pistons, is offering private or small group basketball lessons at The Hoop for boys and girls grades 3-12. For more information call (513) 229-0863 or visit www.kimbrobball.com.

The Mid Ohio Jets Football Club is looking for players and coaches for full-contact football. You can apply online at www.midohiojets.com or call Same Husein at (614) 580-2135.

Has your uncle coached basketball at Gahanna Jefferson Junior High for the last 20 years? Did the Grove City football fan you sat next to claim he has not missed a Dawgs home game since 1971? Is your father credited for starting the lacrosse craze in Upper Arlington? Is your brother a driver at Scioto Downs?

ThisWeek is in search of people like that for a series called "Community Profiles." Contact ThisWeek at sports@thisweeknews.com with the names of people you think have interesting stories. Unfortunately, not all submissions can be used.

The Positive Coaching Alliance, a non-profit organization based at Stanford University, offers a free Internet-based course on how to develop and promote positive youth sports programs for youth coaches, parents and league administrators.

The program's goal is to raise the level of sportsmanship in youth sports. For information, call (650) 725-0024, send an e-mail to pca@positivecoach.org or visit www.positivecoach.org.

Coaches, parents and children involved in youth sports can find information, advice and instructional products at the Web site produced by Youth Sports Resource. Sections include articles, forums, chat areas, newsletter and also a sportsmanship award program.

For further information, visit www.youth-sports.com.

The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the number and severity of injuries young people sustain in sports and fitness activities. For more information, visit www.nyssf.org.

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Dublin Sells Middle School -- Assistant wrestling. Call athletics director Jay Schwanke at (614) 764-5981 or e-mail schwanke_jay@mail.dublin.k12.oh.us.

Dublin Jerome -- Varsity boys track, varsity assistant girls basketball, varsity assistant girls tennis, varsity assistant softball. Send rsum to Nick Magistrale, athletics director, Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland Croy Road, Dublin, 43016. For tennis, call coach Anthony Susi at (614) 353-3223.

Hamilton Township -- Varsity assistant coed track. Send rsum to athletics director Mark Beggrow at mbeggrow@hamilton-local.k12.oh.us.

Watkins Memorial -- Junior varsity boys basketball. Contact John McGiffin, athletics director, at (740) 927-3417 or e-mail jmcgiffin@laca.org.