Otterbein senior Megan Anders, a Central graduate, and sophomore Samie Corbin, were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV second-team.

Otterbein senior Megan Anders, a Central graduate, and sophomore Samie Corbin, were named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV second-team.

Anders was a second-team selection in women's tennis. Anders, a nursing major, helped Otterbein to a program-record 19 wins and a second-place finish in the OAC regular season and tournament.

Corbin, a hurdler on the women's track and field team, has made the Dean's List all five terms.

Wittenberg juniors Mitch Cohagan and Matt Lord, both North graduates, were named first-team all-NCAC in men's lacrosse. Cohagan, a midfielder, had 21 goals and 10 assists. He was a second-team selection last year and honorable mention in 2008. Lord, an attacker, scored 42 goals and 12 assists. He was a second-team selection last season.

The Flash Youth Soccer Club has joined the Pickerington Area Soccer Association to form a regional soccer club with a focus on the development of all soccer players ages 3-18.

The new club is named the Columbus Futbol Academy and is governed by the PASA Board of Directors. For more information visit, or

The third annual Gridiron Classic has announced the matchups for this season. On Aug. 27, Westerville North plays at Worthington Kilbourne at 7 p.m. and Hilliard Bradley plays at Dublin Scioto at 7:30 p.m. Westerville South plays at Groveport at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 28. On Sept. 3, Hilliard Darby plays at Dublin Jerome at 7 p.m. and Brookhaven plays at Hilliard Davidson at 7:30 p.m.

The ninth annual Circleville Dog Days 5K road race is at 9 a.m. Aug. 7 beginning and ending at Circleville High School. There are awards to the top three in each event for all 28 age groups. Water and splits are available on the course and at the finish line. Register online at or the day of the race from 7:15-8:45 a.m.

Junior Kyle Moses, a defender for the Olentangy High School boys lacrosse team, is one of eight area athletes selected for the Midwest boys all-star team that will be competing in the Under Armour Underclassmen games Saturday at Towson University in Towson, Md.

Moses, who helped the Braves finish 8-10 overall after losing to New Albany 12-6 in the first round of the Division II Central regional tournament on May 22, joins Dublin Jerome's Christian Beith, Wes Faulkenberry and Leo Horine, Dublin Coffman's Ryan Borcherding and Evan Bowdy and Upper Arlington's Adam Narwicz and Cam Williams on the Midwest All-Star team. The Midwest squad, which drew players from a six-state region, will be in Pool B with teams from Long Island, N.Y., New Jersey and Washington D.C.

The Columbus Hidden Gems play in the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League and feature Ohio State graduates Brandie Hoskins and Andrea Walker as well as area natives Ashleigh Brown (Delaware), Michele DeVault (Upper Arlington), Sassy Lane (Reynoldsburg), Tapre Young (Dublin Scioto) and Latisha Walker (Northland).

Home games are at 4 p.m. July 11 and July 17 at the Lazelle Wood Recreation Center, located at 8140 Sancus Blvd. For more information, visit

The Winning Edge offers an agility and speed training clinic for boys and girls ages 6-14 from 6-7:30 p.m. starting Monday at Hoffman Trails Elementary School in Hilliard. For more information, call Tom Roberts at (614) 638-5371.

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Three senior softball leagues for players 60 years and older, 65 years and older and 70 years and older are under way at Berliner Park and McCord Field in Worthington. To join, call Bill Voisard at (740) 549-4020 or e-mail

The Kirk Herbstreit Varsity Football Series is Sept. 5 and 6 at Ohio Stadium with doubleheaders taking place on both days. All four games will be televised live on ESPN or ESPNU.

On Sept. 5, Dublin Coffman plays Westerville South in the first game of the day and Huber Heights Wayne plays Canton McKinley in the second game. On Sept. 6, Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) William T. Dwyer plays Cleveland Glenville in the first game and Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Frommel Smith plays Pickerington Central in the second game.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jay Bruce is holding the inaugural Jay Bruce Baseball Camp from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 19-21 at the facility at Prasco Park in Mason for boys and girls ages 6-14. Bruce and Indiana University coach Tracy Smith will direct camp activities and provide instruction. For more information, call (513) 793-2267 or visit

Former Ohio State and NFL football player Chris Spielman is holding the fourth-annual Chris Spielman Football Camp from 5:30-8:30 p.m. July 19-21 at Dublin Coffman High School for boys and girls ages 7-14. Spielman will be at the camp to direct activities and help provide instruction, in addition to various local high school and college coaches. Ohio State coach Jim Tressel is a featured guest at the camp.

Camp proceeds benefit the Spielman Family Fund. Spots are limited, so early registration is encouraged. For more information or to register, call (513) 793-2267 or visit

Former Ohio State men's basketball players and current NBA players Mike Conley, Daequan Cook and Greg Oden are holding the Buckeye Stars Basketball Camp on July 28-30 at Worthington Kilbourne. The first session is from 9 a.m. to noon and the second session is from 1-4 p.m.

The three former Buckeyes will be on site to help direct camp activities and provide instruction. Also providing instruction are various prep and college coaches from the area. The camp specializes in fundamental skills and the team concept of basketball.

For more information, call (513) 793-2267 or visit

The Ultimate Sports Center in Grandview is holding several volleyball events this summer, including camps and clinics, leagues and private lessons for boys and girls of varying ages. For more information, visit or e-mail

The Girls Basketball Association is holding over 45 tournaments this spring for girls ages 9-17. The tournaments are open to all AAU, YBOA, GBA and other teams. For a list of the tournaments available, call the GBA office at (740) 685-2468 or visit

Margaret Hofmann, a Columbus resident, has created, a website designed to serve the female athlete exclusively by providing functional strength and conditioning programs, online coaching and relevant health and wellness information.

There are articles, handouts and resources on just about every topic relating to women's needs as athletes. Female athletes also can purchase and download a sport specific exercise program to get started on improving conditioning. For more information, e-mail Hofmann at

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

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ThisWeek is in search of people like that for a series called "Community Profiles."

Contact ThisWeek at 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 or visit

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