The Hilliard Rowing Association is accepting girls from Darby and Davidson to join the rowing team this spring. No experience is necessary. Conditioning begins in February and the team will participate in three spring regattas. For more information, contact Liz Lucas at

The Hilliard Rowing Association is accepting girls from Darby and Davidson to join the rowing team this spring. No experience is necessary. Conditioning begins in February and the team will participate in three spring regattas. For more information, contact Liz Lucas at

Davidson High School Hall of Fame inductions will take place during a ceremony Saturday between the junior varsity and varsity games against Delaware. The junior varsity game will start at 4:30 p.m., with the varsity game expected to commence at 6 p.m. Members being inducted are: Lori Beeler, Colby Catlett, Joey Ciamacco, Jacklyn Claire, Kacy Crook, Connor Dietz, Caitlyn Martin, Carmen Reynolds, Alex Schueler, Christa Smith, Kelsey Sulc and Allison Wright.

The Hilliard Girls Softball Association will have a registration session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Hilliard Senior Center, located at 3800 Municipal Way. Online applications can be found by visiting

Area members of the Midwest Gymnastics team competed in the Quest for the Gold Gymnastics Invitational on Jan. 10. Below are the top finishers:

Level 4: 9-year-olds --ÊKimberly Sinicropi (third beam)

Level 5: Brianna Sauer (second beam, third floor, third vault)

Level 6: 11-year-olds --ÊAlex Heller (first beam, third all-around, third vault)

Level 8: Kara Dockman (second beam, third all-around, third floor, third bars)

Level 9: 16-and-older -- Mallory Miller (first vault, first bars, first beam, first all-around, second floor)

The Hilliard YMCA is offering winter classes in swim lessons, self defense, ballroom dancing, health and wellness programs, martial arts, dance, dance aerobics, step classes, kickboxing, yoga and cycling. To find out more about the winter programs visit

Hilliard residents competed for Integrity Gymnastics in the Region 5 Cup Dec. 19-21 in Cincinnati and the Universal Galaxy Meet Jan. 3-4. Below are the top finishers:

Region 5 Cup

Level 5: 7-and-under --ÊTegan Cortelletti (first floor)


Galaxy Meet

Level 8: Lindsi Aurelius (second vault)

The Big League summer travel baseball league will have evaluations Saturday at the Big League Baseball School. For information call (614) 433-9980 or visit

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Dublin Jerome -- Varsity boys golf, varsity assistant softball. Send résumé to Nick Magistrale, athletics director, Dublin Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland Croy Road, Dublin, 43016.

Thomas Worthington --ÊVarsity assistant sprint coach for boys and girls track and field. Contact Andy Cox or Nancy Beattie at (614) 883-2270 or e-mail

Westerville South -- Varsity assistant track with expertise in shot put and discus. Call coach Jim Gaul at (614) 580-4164.

Veteran fast-pitch umpire Jim Wharton and a staff of instructors will conduct an OHSAA-approve softball umpire class. The class starts Feb. 4 and runs eight consecutive Wednesdays at Westerville South. Upon completion of course studies and passing a two-part test on the final day, students will attain an OHSAA license for high school fast-pitch softball and then can pay a fee to secure an ASA umpiring license. The fee, which is for summer fast-pitch softball, is not included in the the cost of the course. For more information, contact Wharton at (614) 832-4786 or at 902 SR 61, Lot 35, Marengo 43334.

Capital will conduct the Zenith Volleyball Academy on Sundays through March 1 for boys and girls grades 3-12 at Dublin Jerome High School. The academy will be guided by Capital women's coach Steven Hinds. Basic skills will be incorporated in every session with a new skill added each additional lesson. For more information contact Hinds at (614) 361-3315 or

Capital softball coach Nan Payne and pitching coach Jeff Dupler will hold hitting clinics from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 7 and pitching clinics from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday and Feb. 14. There is also a catching clinic from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Feb. 14. The clinics are open to girls grades 5-12. Registration information is available at For questions contact Payne at (614) 236-6487 or

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 or visit

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

The following schools are seeking coaches:

Hamilton Township -- Varsity assistant coed track. Send résumé to athletics director Mark Beggrow at

Olentangy --ÊVarsity field hockey. For information, contact athletics director Jay Wolfe at (740) 657-4110 or e-mail

Tree of Life --ÊVarsity boys soccer and varsity girls volleyball. Contact athletics director Yohana Hill at (614) 784-1937 or

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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

The Mid Ohio Jets Football Club is looking for players and coaches for full-contact football. You can apply online at 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?

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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

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

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