Briefs

Big Red to hold golf tryouts

STEUBENVILLE – Any student interested in trying out for the Steubenville Big Red golf team needs to report to Blackmoor Golf Course at 8 a.m. on Friday.

Candidates need to make sure they have an updated physical and insurance before they will be permitted to participate.

Candidates should bring their clubs, shoes, etc., and be prepared to practice. Proper attire required.

For information, contact coach Joe Biasi at (740) 266-2440.

Red Riders to sell tickets

WEIRTON – Weir High will sell football tickets from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-15 at the high school. Current season tickets will be held until Aug. 18.

Cost of the four-game package is $20.

Also being sold is a 10-event adult ticket strip for $50 that may be used an any Weir varsity athletic event during the school year.

A student pass will be sold for $50 and that will be good for any home athletic event for the school year.

For information, call the athletic office at (304) 748-7600, ext. 158.

Riders to hold meet the team

WEIRTON – Weir High will hold a football steak fry and season kickoff at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Serbian picnic grounds. It will include meeting the football team. Cost is $15 for a steak dinner and $5 for a hot dog meal.

All Red Riders and Little Steelers football players are free.

For information, contact Carl Thompson at (304) 670-6289.

IC junior high football to begin

WINTERSVILLE – Indian Creek junior high football practice will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the high school. Players must have a physical. A parents meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. to complete all necessary paperwork.

Panthers to start volleyball

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local junior high volleyball practice will begin on Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the junior high gym. All players must have a physical and drug testing completed before being allowed to participate.

Marland Heights 5K set

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights 5-K Classic, hosted by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation, will be run along the city streets on Marland Heights on Aug. 15.

The event will feature a two-mile walk and youth races for children 12 and under. A special high school team points challenge will be contested.

Registration forms are now available at the Millsop Community Center and online at: mcc-weir.tripod.com.

The cost to enter is $14 in advance for the adult races ($10 for teens) and $2 for youth fun run participants.

Race T-shirts will be given to the first 80 participants for the major races and walk.

Following the race, there will be a special awards ceremony and cookout for all participants and event sponsors.

Central scramble on Saturday

EAST SPRINGFIELD – The annual Catholic Central Athletic Boosters golf scramble fundraiser will be an 8 a.m. shotgun Saturday at Spring Hills Golf Course. Cost is $200 per foursome.

For information, contact Brian Moffat (740) 632-5750.

Edison offering senior passes

RICHMOND – Senior citizen passes for Edison High School athletic events will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at no charge starting Aug. 11 at the high school main office to those who reside inside the district.

Out-of-district passes will be $25. For information, call the high school at (740) 765-4313.

Football ads due at Central

STEUBENVILLE – Personal/business ads for the Steubenville Catholic Central football program must be turned in to the school or e-mailed to cchsprogram@yahoo.com by Aug. 15.

Edison to sell tickets

RICHMOND – Edison football season tickets and senior citizen passes will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11-15 in the athletic office. It will be renewals only Aug. 11-12, new seat holders Aug. 13-14 and exchanges Aug. 15.

Season tickets will consist of four tickets at $32 a seat. The first home game of the season against Oak Glen will be played at 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Weir High. The game will be sold as a separate ticket and includes a full day of events.

Football ads are due by Friday. Ads should be print ready. Game balls are $50.

For information, contact Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani at (740) 765-4313 ext. 101. For sponsorship information, contact Stagani or Diane Brancker at (740) 543-4305.

Big Red program ads due

STEUBENVILLE – All personal and business advertisements for the 2014 Big Red football program must be turned into the high school ticket office by Thursday. Season tickets may also be prepaid at this time.

Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters club will meet Monday at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the high school conference room.

All are welcome. The boosters club will also have a table at the preseason football ticket sales where memberships, helmet drawing tickets, NFL fundraiser tickets, and preorder of 3×5 stadium flags can be purchased.

Briefs

Big Red to hold golf tryouts

STEUBENVILLE – Any student interested in trying out for the Steubenville Big Red golf team needs to report to Blackmoor Golf Course at 8 a.m. on Friday.

Candidates need to make sure they have an updated physical and insurance before they will be permitted to participate.

Candidates should bring their clubs, shoes, etc., and be prepared to practice. Proper attire required.

For information, contact coach Joe Biasi at (740) 266-2440.

Red Riders to sell tickets

WEIRTON – Weir High will sell football tickets from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 12-15 at the high school. Current season tickets will be held until Aug. 18.

Cost of the four-game package is $20.

Also being sold is a 10-event adult ticket strip for $50 that may be used an any Weir varsity athletic event during the school year.

A student pass will be sold for $50 and that will be good for any home athletic event for the school year.

For information, call the athletic office at (304) 748-7600, ext. 158.

Riders to hold meet the team

WEIRTON – Weir High will hold a football steak fry and season kickoff at 6 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Serbian picnic grounds. It will include meeting the football team. Cost is $15 for a steak dinner and $5 for a hot dog meal.

All Red Riders and Little Steelers football players are free.

For information, contact Carl Thompson at (304) 670-6289.

IC junior high football to begin

WINTERSVILLE – Indian Creek junior high football practice will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the high school. Players must have a physical. A parents meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. to complete all necessary paperwork.

Panthers to start volleyball

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local junior high volleyball practice will begin on Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the junior high gym. All players must have a physical and drug testing completed before being allowed to participate.

Marland Heights 5K set

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights 5-K Classic, hosted by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation, will be run along the city streets on Marland Heights on Aug. 15.

The event will feature a two-mile walk and youth races for children 12 and under. A special high school team points challenge will be contested.

Registration forms are now available at the Millsop Community Center and online at: mcc-weir.tripod.com.

The cost to enter is $14 in advance for the adult races ($10 for teens) and $2 for youth fun run participants.

Race T-shirts will be given to the first 80 participants for the major races and walk.

Following the race, there will be a special awards ceremony and cookout for all participants and event sponsors.

Central scramble on Saturday

EAST SPRINGFIELD – The annual Catholic Central Athletic Boosters golf scramble fundraiser will be an 8 a.m. shotgun Saturday at Spring Hills Golf Course. Cost is $200 per foursome.

For information, contact Brian Moffat (740) 632-5750.

Edison offering senior passes

RICHMOND – Senior citizen passes for Edison High School athletic events will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at no charge starting Aug. 11 at the high school main office to those who reside inside the district.

Out-of-district passes will be $25. For information, call the high school at (740) 765-4313.

Football ads due at Central

STEUBENVILLE – Personal/business ads for the Steubenville Catholic Central football program must be turned in to the school or e-mailed to cchsprogram@yahoo.com by Aug. 15.

Edison to sell tickets

RICHMOND – Edison football season tickets and senior citizen passes will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11-15 in the athletic office. It will be renewals only Aug. 11-12, new seat holders Aug. 13-14 and exchanges Aug. 15.

Season tickets will consist of four tickets at $32 a seat. The first home game of the season against Oak Glen will be played at 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Weir High. The game will be sold as a separate ticket and includes a full day of events.

Football ads are due by Friday. Ads should be print ready. Game balls are $50.

For information, contact Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani at (740) 765-4313 ext. 101. For sponsorship information, contact Stagani or Diane Brancker at (740) 543-4305.

Big Red program ads due

STEUBENVILLE – All personal and business advertisements for the 2014 Big Red football program must be turned into the high school ticket office by Thursday. Season tickets may also be prepaid at this time.

BRIEFS

Ex-W.Va. judge reports to prison

CHARLESTON (AP) – A former West Virginia judge has reported to a Florida prison to serve his sentence for a corruption conviction.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports ex-Mingo County Circuit Judge Michael Thornsbury reported Tuesday to the minimum-security Federal Prison Camp Pensacola.

Thornsbury was sentenced June 9 to four years and two months in prison. U.S. Judge Thomas E. Johnston compared Thornsbury’s abuse of power to what could be expected from a “third-world dictator.”

Last year Thornsbury pleaded guilty to conspiring to deprive campaign sign maker George White of his constitutional rights. Prosecutors said Thornsbury participated in a scheme to protect the late Sheriff Eugene Crum, a political ally, from accusations that the sheriff bought prescription painkillers from White.

Brothers charged in death of teen

CLEVELAND – Two northeast Ohio brothers have been charged with felonious assault after using separate cars to fatally strike a 17-year-old boy who had robbed them of a dirt bike at gunpoint in Cleveland, police reports say.

The teen, Tracy Philpott Jr., from the Cleveland suburb of Warrensville Heights, died Saturday at a hospital. Two days earlier, he was hit by cars driven by Aaron Trail, 24, of Cleveland, and 28-year-old Alfonso Trail, of Twinsburg, on Cleveland’s east side, police said.

Police found the dirt bike in the middle of the road, heavily damaged.

By The Associated Press

Briefs

Knorr earns academic honor

STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball player Caleb Knorr was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2013-14 Honors Court.

The honor is given to NCAA or NAIA basketball student-athletes in their junior or senior year according to academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Knorr, a double major in psychology and communication, was a junior last season and is the first student-athlete at FUS to be named to the NABC’s Honors Court.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Caleb. He lives out the virtue of fortitude in all aspects of his life,” Baron basketball head coach John Lamanna said. “This is evident in his academic achievements and the courage he possesses on the basketball floor.

“It is a blessing to have Caleb as a member of this program. He is truly an ambassador for the university.”

Oak Glen seeking help

NEW MANCHESTER – Any Oak Glen High School student wishing to participate in the student trainer program for fall sports should contact the high school main office at (304) 387-2063 and leave a message including your name and a contact phone number and you will be contacted by the trainer with instructions and information.

Panthers to start football

RAYLAND – Buckeye Local junior high football will start on Thursday with eighth-graders going from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and seventh-graders from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Report to the east end of the high school. Players should wear shorts and spikes.

BRIEFS

VBS set at Pleasant Hill Baptist

STEUBENVILLE – Vacation Bible School is planned from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today through Thursday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 2305 state Route 213.

The theme is “Lifeway’s AgencyD3 – discover, decide, defend.” Children ages 3 through 12th grade may participate nightly. Also during this week, teens can experience D3 with Bible study and special activities. Adults also will have the opportunity to participate in Bible study.

Rabies clinic set for Saturday

FOLLANSBEE – Webark Estates will hold a rabies clinic from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tractor Supply store on state Route 2.

The cost is $5 for a three-year vaccine administered to previously vaccinated pets. No appointment is needed. Dogs should be brought on leashes and cats in carriers.

Briefs

Edison offering senior passes

RICHMOND?- Senior citizen passes for Edison?High School athletic events will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at no charge starting Aug. 11 at the high school main office to those who reside inside the district.

Out of District passes will be $25. For information, call the high school at (740) 765-4313.

HMS?to hold volleyball conditioning

STEUBENVILLE?- Harding Middle School will have girl’s volleyball conditioning for all prospective players going into grades 7-8 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday at the old gymnasiium inside Steubenville High School.

Please bring completed physicals on Monday to participate. For information, call (740) 317-1118.

Briefs

Casivelli records an ace

RICHMOND – Guy Casivelli of Follansbee had a hole-in-one at Blackmoor Golf Club in Richmond Wednesday. His ace was on the 161-yard, hole No. 3. Witness were Mitch Grishevich, Howard Westfall and Dave DiRemiqio.

Big Red Boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Booster Club will meet Monday at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the high school conference room.

All are welcome. Memberships are available.

Football ads due at Central

STEUBENVILLE – Personal/business ads for the Steubenville Catholic Central football program must be turned in to the school or e-mailed to cchsprogram@yahoo.com by Aug. 15.

Knights to hold practice

TORONTO – Toronto junior high football will begin at 8 a.m. Monday at the high school football field.

Huskies to hold meeting

CADIZ – Harrison Central High School will hold its annual fall player/parent meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the John W. Stephenson Center. The meeting is for any student in grades 7-12 who will be playing a sport this fall at Harrison Central. It is a required meeting by the OHSAA.

FUS to hold hoops skills camp

STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball coach John Lamanna will hold a high school basketball skills camp from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through July 31 at the Finnegan Fieldhouse. Cost is $20 per person.

Edison to sell tickets, passes

RICHMOND – Edison football season tickets and senior citizen passes will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11-15 in the athletic office. It will be renewals only Aug. 11-12, new seat holders Aug. 13-14 and exchanges Aug. 15.

Season tickets will consist of four tickets at $32 a seat. The first home game of the season against Oak Glen will be played at 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Weir High. The game will be sold as a separate ticket and includes a full day of events. In-district senior citizen passes are $40 and out of district are $50.

For information, contact Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani at (740) 765-4313 ext. 101.

Ads due at Edison

RICHMOND – Edison High School football program ads and game ball sponsors are due to Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani by Aug. 1. Ads should be print ready. Game balls are $50.

For information or to be a sponsor, contact Stagani at (740) 765-4313 ext. 101 or Diane Brancker at (740) 543-4305.

Venom to hold tryouts

FOLLANSBEE – The Ohio Valley Venom will hold a tryout from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Follansbee Pony field. Eligible players should be 13 by April 1.

For information, contact Bill Waugh at (304) 374-1707 or send an e-mail to venombaseball@comcast.net.

Briefs

Legion tourney starts today

WEIRTON – Weirton American Legion Post 10 will kick off the annual Area 1 Legion Tournament today at Ed Bowman Field playing Moundsville. Weirton is the No. 2 seed and Moundsville is No. 3.

The tournament opening game will be at 2 p.m. and will be followed at 5:30 p.m. with a game pitting No. 1 seed Wheeling Post 1 against St. Marys.

There will be two games again Thursday with the two losers from Wednesday squaring off at 2 p.m. in Game 3 and the winners meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Game 4. The winner of Game 3 and loser of Game 4 return Friday to play each other in Game 5 at 5:30 p.m. and the tournament finals will be held Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

Football ads due at Central

STEUBENVILLE – Personal/business ads for the Steubenville Catholic Central football program must be turned in to the school or e-mailed to cchsprogram@yahoo.com by Aug. 15.

Huskies to hold meeting

CADIZ – Harrison Central High School will hold its annual fall player/parent meeting at 6 p.m. July 30 at the John W. Stephenson Center. The meeting is for any student in grades 7-12 who will be playing a sport this fall at Harrison Central. It is a required meeting by the OHSAA.

Briefs

Legion tourney starts Wednesday

WEIRTON – Weirton American Legion Post 10 will kick off the annual Area 1 Legion Tournament Wednesday at Ed Bowman Field playing Moundsville. Weirton is the No. 2 seed and Moundsville is No. 3.

The tournament opening game will be at 2 p.m. and will be followed at 5:30 p.m. with a game pitting No. 1 seed Wheeling Post 1 against St. Marys.

There will be two games again Thursday with the two losers from Wednesday squaring off at 2 p.m. in Game 3 and the winners meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Game 4. The winner of Game 3 and loser of Game 4 return Friday to play each other in Game 5 at 5:30 p.m. and the tournament finals will be held Saturday beginning at 10 a.m.

Post 33 falls in final

COSHOCTION – Top-seeded Wayne County defeated Steubenville Post 33, 9-1, Monday at Lake Park to win the Region 7 tournament.

Football ads due at Central

STEUBENVILLE – Personal/business ads for the Steubenville Catholic Central football program must be turned in to the school or e-mailed to cchsprogram@yahoo.com by Aug. 15.

Knights to hold practice

TORONTO – Toronto junior high football will begin at 8 a.m. Monday at the high school football field.

Huskies to hold meeting

CADIZ – Harrison Central High School will hold its annual fall player/parent meeting at 6 p.m. July 30 at the John W. Stephenson Center. The meeting is for any student in grades 7-12 who will be playing a sport this fall at Harrison Central. It is a required meeting by the OHSAA.

FUS to hold hoops skills camp

STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University of Steubenville men’s basketball coach John Lamanna will hold a high school basketball skills camp from 9 a.m. to noon July 28-31 at the Finnegan Fieldhouse. Cost is $20 per person.

Edison to sell tickets, passes

RICHMOND – Edison football season tickets and senior citizen passes will be on sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 11-15 in the athletic office. It will be renewals only Aug. 11-12, new seat holders Aug. 13-14 and exchanges Aug. 15.

Season tickets will consist of four tickets at $32 a seat. The first home game of the season against Oak Glen will be played at 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Weir High. The game will be sold as a separate ticket and includes a full day of events. In-district senior citizen passes are $40 and out of district are $50.

For information, contact Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani at (740) 765-4313 ext. 101.

Ads due at Edison

RICHMOND – Edison High School football program ads and game ball sponsors are due to Athletic Director JoAnn Stagani by Aug. 1. Ads should be print ready. Game balls are $50.

For information or to be a sponsor, contact Stagani at (740) 765-4313 ext. 101 or Diane Brancker at (740) 543-4305.

Bails records an ace

RICHMOND – Larry Bails recorded a hole-in-one at Blackmoor Golf Course. The Weirton resident used a 9-iron on the 129-yard par 3 12th hole. Deny Bailey, Mike Greene and Ted Witaker witnessed the shot.

Foglio records an ace

RICHMOND – James Foglio recorded a hole-in-one at Blackmoor Golf Course. The Weirton resident used an 8-iron on the 129-yard par 3 12th hole. Gary Lilly and Mike Smith witnessed the shot.

Venom to hold tryouts

FOLLANSBEE – The Ohio Valley Venom will hold a tryout from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Follansbee Pony field. Eligible players should be 13-years-old by April 1.

For information, contact Bill Waugh at (304) 374-1707 or send an e-mail to venombaseball@comcast.net.

Briefs

Post 33 in final

COSHOCTON – Steubenville Post 33 defeated Cadiz (9-5) and Tusky County (4-2)?Sunday to make it to today’s championship series against top-seeded Wayne County in the Region 7 Tournament. Post 33 must defeat Wayne County twice to win the title. First game at Lake Park is 4 p.m.

Edison volleyball to hold fundraiser

RICHMOND – Eat at Bob Evans Thursday through Sunday, dine in or carry out, and 15 percent of your bill will go to the Edison volleyball team. You must present a flyer and you may see an Edison volleyball player to receive one. Flyers are also available at Edison High School, Richmond Market and other local businesses.

Force to hold camp

WEIRTON – The Force Soccer Club will host its annual camp at the J.C. Williams Soccer Complex from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. July 28-31. Register for the camp at www.npysaforce.org.

For information, contact Bob Kolanko at (304) 479-9317.

Local tournaments near

GLENDALE – A 12U double elmination Bronco baseball tournament will be held Thursday through Sunday at St. Jude Park. The cost is $150 per team and two new baseballs. Entry deadline is Tuesday.

For information, contact Donnie Gilbert at (304) 281-0648, Ross Johnston at (304) 218-1549 or Allison Carman at (304) 232-5610.

Phenoms to hold tryouts

EAST LIVERPOOL – The Steel Valley Phenoms 11U travel baseball team will hold tryouts Sunday at Thompson Park. For information, contact David Dozier at (330) 368-0031.

Softball tourney to be held

SALINEVILLE – An adult softball tournament will be held Aug. 9-10 at the Salineville baseball field. It is open to 12 teams. Cost is $150 per team and there must be two females on each team.

For information, contact Justin Gerren at (330) 831-1395.

Briefs

Steubenville softball holds sign up

STEUBENVILLE – Sign ups for Steubenville Girls Softball Association fall ball is July 21 and 22, as well as July 28 and 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. all four days.

Registration will be held at Bellevue Field No. 4.

Age groups are 8U, 10U, 12U and 15U. Cost is $30 for first girl and $15 for each additional girl.

Call Butch Brown at (740) 497-3792 for more information.

Edison Junior High sets practices

RICHMOND – Edison junior high football will have conditioning sessions Monday through July 24 and July 28 through 31. These will be held at Edison High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The first official practice will be Aug. 1.

Edison Junior High volleyball will have its first practice Aug. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Edison High School.

Physicals and all forms must be completed for first practices.

Steubenville hosts softball tourney

STEUBENVILLE – Steubenville girls softball will host the fourth-annual 8U/10U/12U/15U girls fast pitch softball tournament July 24-27.

Cost is $250 per team. Questions can be addressed to Butch Brown at (740) 497-3792.

Big Red program ads due

STEUBENVILLE – All personal and business advertisements for the 2014 Big Red football program must be turned into the high school ticket office by July 31.

Season tickets may also be prepaid at this time.

Marland Heights 5K set

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights 5-K Classic, hosted by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation, will be run along the city streets on Marland Heights on Aug. 15.

The event will feature a two-mile walk and youth races for children 12 and under. A special high school team points challenge will be contested, as well.

Registration forms are now available at the Millsop Community Center and online at: mcc-weir.tripod.com.

The cost to enter is $14 in advance for the adult races ($10 for teens) and $2 for youth fun run participants.

Race T-shirts will be given to the first 80 participants for the major races and walk.

Following the race, there will be a special awards ceremony and cookout for all participants and event sponsors.

Big Red boosters set banquet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Booster Club has selected the 2014 Lew Giammarco Booster Appreciation-Kick Off Banquet honorees.

Honorees are Paul Filtz, Gary Kessler, Tom Mitchell, Tom Timmons and Ron Salvino. Tom DiMichael and Walter Mason Jr. are the deceased honorees.

Tickets are available for the July 27 event set for 2 p.m. at the high school commons for $10 and can be purchased at the high school office between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the next booster meeting, which is set for 6 p.m. Monday.

For more details, contact Herb Crossland at (740) 282-5123, or Bob McGinnis at (740) 282-3529.

St. John basketball camp slated

BELLAIRE – The 25th-annual St. John Central Basketball Camp will be held Monday through July 25 at the high school gym in Bellaire. The camp will again be under the direction of Lady Irish head coach Bubba Kapral.

Several speakers will be featured including: West Liberty University men’s coach Jim Crutchfield, Monroe Central’s Scooter Tolzda, former Beallsville head coach Casey Tolzda, OUE’s E.J. Schodzinski and Hall of Fame basketball official Mike Coyne.

All campers will receive a camp T-shirt and green basketball. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game while also featuring several contests.

Campers are encouraged to bring a lunch and drink as a short lunch period will be provided. Camp sessions run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

Cost of the camp is $35. Each additional family member is $25.

For information, call Kapral at (740) 676-0023 or email at BKOVAC21@aol.com.

Briefs

Toronto season tickets for sale

TORONTO?- Reserve season tickets, for previous season ticket holders only, will be on sale at Toronto High School from Aug. 4 through Aug. 15 at 8a.m. until 2 p.m.

Reserve tickets are $40 and pre-sale in only for season tickets.

All remaining tickets will be open and for sale starting Aug. 18 until Sept. 5.

Call (740) 537-2442 for more information.

Edison Junior High sets practices

RICHMOND – Edison junior high football will have conditioning sessions Monday through July 24 and July 28 through 31. These will be held at Edison High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The first official practice will be Aug. 1.

Edison Junior High volleyball will have its first practice Aug. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Edison High School.

Physicals and all forms must be completed for first practices.

Steubenville hosts softball tourney

STEUBENVILLE – Steubenville girls softball will host the fourth-annual 8U/10U/12U/15U girls fast pitch softball tournament July 24-27.

Cost is $250 per team. Questions can be addressed to Butch Brown at (740) 497-3792.

Big Red program ads due

STEUBENVILLE – All personal and business advertisements for the 2014 Big Red football program must be turned into the high school ticket office by July 31.

Season tickets may also be prepaid at this time.

Marland Heights 5K set

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights 5-K Classic, hosted by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation, will be run along the city streets on Marland Heights on Aug. 15.

The event will feature a two-mile walk and youth races for children 12 and under. A special high school team points challenge will be contested, as well.

Registration forms are now available at the Millsop Community Center and online at: mcc-weir.tripod.com.

The cost to enter is $14 in advance for the adult races ($10 for teens) and $2 for youth fun run participants.

Race T-shirts will be given to the first 80 participants for the major races and walk.

Following the race, there will be a special awards ceremony and cookout for all participants and event sponsors.

Big Red boosters set banquet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Booster Club has selected the 2014 Lew Giammarco Booster Appreciation-Kick Off Banquet honorees.

Honorees are Paul Filtz, Gary Kessler, Tom Mitchell, Tom Timmons and Ron Salvino. Tom DiMichael and Walter Mason Jr. are the deceased honorees.

Tickets are available for the July 27 event set for 2 p.m. at the high school commons for $10 and can be purchased at the high school office between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the next booster meeting, which is set for 6 p.m. Monday.

For more details, contact Herb Crossland at (740) 282-5123, or Bob McGinnis at (740) 282-3529.

Meeting planned for SHS moms

STEUBENVILLE – A meeting for Big Red football cheerleading moms will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Harding cafeteria.

There will be a discussion on the upcoming season and pigskin preview.

St. John basketball camp slated

BELLAIRE – The 25th-annual St. John Central Basketball Camp will be held Monday through July 25 at the high school gym in Bellaire. The camp will again be under the direction of Lady Irish head coach Bubba Kapral.

Several speakers will be featured including: West Liberty University men’s coach Jim Crutchfield, Monroe Central’s Scooter Tolzda, former Beallsville head coach Casey Tolzda, OUE’s E.J. Schodzinski and Hall of Fame basketball official Mike Coyne.

All campers will receive a camp T-shirt and green basketball. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game while also featuring several contests.

Campers are encouraged to bring a lunch and drink as a short lunch period will be provided. Camp sessions run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

Cost of the camp is $35. Each additional family member is $25.

For information, call Kapral at (740) 676-0023 or email at BKOVAC21@aol.com.

WVU?picked to finish eighth

IRVING, Texas – Oklahoma is the overwhelming favorite to win the Big 12 title in a preseason media poll.

The Sooners, who have won eight Big 12 championships, received 47 of the 56 first-place votes cast. They had 548 total points Thursday in voting by media members who cover the league. The poll was released in advance of the league’s football media days next week in Dallas.

Defending champion Baylor is led by senior quarterback and league preseason offensive player of the year Bryce Petty. It got the other nine first-place votes and had 508 votes.

Six teams drew first-place votes in last year’s preseason poll.

Kansas State was picked third, one point ahead of Texas. Oklahoma State was fifth, followed by Texas Tech, TCU, West Virginia, Iowa State and Kansas.

From staff, wire reports

Briefs

Edison Junior High sets practices

RICHMOND – Edison junior high football will have conditioning sessions Monday through July 24 and July 28 through 31. These will be held at Edison High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The first official practice will be Aug. 1.

Edison Junior High volleyball will have its first practice Aug. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Edison High School.

Physicals and all forms must be completed for first practices.

Steubenville hosts softball tourney

STEUBENVILLE – Steubenville girls softball will host the fourth-annual 8U/10U/12U/15U girls fast pitch softball tournament July 24-27.

Cost is $250 per team. Questions can be addressed to Butch Brown at (740) 497-3792.

Big Red program ads due

STEUBENVILLE – All personal and business advertisements for the 2014 Big Red football program must be turned into the high school ticket office by July 31.

Season tickets may also be prepaid at this time.

Marland Heights 5K set

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights 5-K Classic, hosted by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation, will be run along the city streets on Marland Heights on Aug. 15.

The event will feature a two-mile walk and youth races for children 12 and under. A special high school team points challenge will be contested, as well.

Registration forms are now available at the Millsop Community Center and online at: mcc-weir.tripod.com.

The cost to enter is $14 in advance for the adult races ($10 for teens) and $2 for youth fun run participants.

Race T-shirts will be given to the first 80 participants for the major races and walk.

Following the race, there will be a special awards ceremony and cookout for all participants and event sponsors.

Big Red boosters set banquet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Booster Club has selected the 2014 Lew Giammarco Booster Appreciation-Kick Off Banquet honorees.

Honorees are Paul Filtz, Gary Kessler, Tom Mitchell, Tom Timmons and Ron Salvino. Tom DiMichael and Walter Mason Jr. are the deceased honorees.

Tickets are available for the July 27 event set for 2 p.m. at the high school commons for $10 and can be purchased at the high school office between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the next booster meeting, which is set for 6 p.m. Monday.

For more details, contact Herb Crossland at (740) 282-5123, or Bob McGinnis at (740) 282-3529.

Meeting planned for SHS moms

STEUBENVILLE – A meeting for Big Red football cheerleading moms will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Harding cafeteria.

There will be a discussion on the upcoming season and pigskin preview.

St. John basketball camp slated

BELLAIRE – The 25th-annual St. John Central Basketball Camp will be held Monday through July 25 at the high school gym in Bellaire. The camp will again be under the direction of Lady Irish head coach Bubba Kapral.

Several speakers will be featured including: West Liberty University men’s coach Jim Crutchfield, Monroe Central’s Scooter Tolzda, former Beallsville head coach Casey Tolzda, OUE’s E.J. Schodzinski and Hall of Fame basketball official Mike Coyne.

All campers will receive a camp T-shirt and green basketball. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game while also featuring several contests.

Campers are encouraged to bring a lunch and drink as a short lunch period will be provided. Camp sessions run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

Cost of the camp is $35. Each additional family member is $25.

For information, call Kapral at (740) 676-0023 or email at BKOVAC21@aol.com.

MLB?All-Star TV ratings get boost

NEW YORK – Derek Jeter’s final All-Star appearance has helped boost television ratings for the game.

The American League’s 5-3 win Tuesday in Minneapolis averaged more than 11.3 million viewers on Fox, up from 11 million for last year’s game at the Mets’ Citi Field in New York. The rating was up 9 percent for the first full half-hour, when the retiring Yankees shortstop first stepped to the plate.

The network said Wednesday that the 7.0 fast national rating was the highest since 2010. The 2012 edition set a record low with a 6.8.

Ratings represent the percentage of homes with televisions tuned to a program.

Kent State at OSU slated at noon

COLUMBUS – Kent State and Ohio State will kick off at noon on Sept. 13 at Ohio Stadium.

The game will be televised on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2, the Big Ten announced on Wednesday.

Eight of Ohio State’s 2014 games now have a start time, including a record five night games: Aug. 30 vs. Navy, noon, at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium; Sept. 6, Virginia Tech, 8 p.m.; Sept. 13, Kent State, noon; Sept. 27, Cincinnati, 6 p.m.; Oct. 18, Rutgers, 3:30 p.m.; Oct. 25, at Penn State, 8 p.m.; Nov. 1, Illinois, 8 p.m.; Nov. 8, at Michigan State, 8 p.m.

The kickoff times and television networks for the Buckeyes’ remaining four games will be determined later.

From staff, wire reports

Briefs

Edison Junior High sets practices

RICHMOND – Edison junior high football will have conditioning sessions Monday through July 24 and July 28 through 31. These will be held at Edison High School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The first official practice will be Aug. 1.

Edison Junior High volleyball will have its first practice Aug. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Edison High School.

Physicals and all forms must be completed for first practices.

Steubenville hosts softball tourney

STEUBENVILLE – Steubenville girls softball will host the fourth-annual 8U/10U/12U/15U girls fast pitch softball tournament July 24-27.

Cost is $250 per team. Questions can be addressed to Butch Brown at (740) 497-3792.

Big Red program ads due

STEUBENVILLE – All personal and business advertisements for the 2014 Big Red football program must be turned into the high school ticket office by July 31.

Season tickets may also be prepaid at this time.

Marland Heights 5K set

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights 5-K Classic, hosted by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation, will be run along the city streets on Marland Heights on Aug. 15.

The event will feature a two-mile walk and youth races for children 12 and under. A special high school team points challenge will be contested, as well.

Registration forms are now available at the Millsop Community Center and online at: mcc-weir.tripod.com.

The cost to enter is $14 in advance for the adult races ($10 for teens) and $2 for youth fun run participants.

Race T-shirts will be given to the first 80 participants for the major races and walk.

Following the race, there will be a special awards ceremony and cookout for all participants and event sponsors.

Big Red boosters set banquet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Booster Club has selected the 2014 Lew Giammarco Booster Appreciation-Kick Off Banquet honorees.

Honorees are Paul Filtz, Gary Kessler, Tom Mitchell, Tom Timmons and Ron Salvino. Tom DiMichael and Walter Mason Jr. are the deceased honorees.

Tickets are available for the July 27 event set for 2 p.m. at the high school commons for $10 and can be purchased at the high school office between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the next booster meeting, which is set for 6 p.m. Monday.

For more details, contact Herb Crossland at (740) 282-5123, or Bob McGinnis at (740) 282-3529.

Meeting planned for SHS moms

STEUBENVILLE – A meeting for Big Red football cheerleading moms will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Harding cafeteria.

There will be a discussion on the upcoming season and pigskin preview.

St. John basketball camp slated

BELLAIRE – The 25th-annual St. John Central Basketball Camp will be held July 21-25 at the high school gym in Bellaire. The camp will again be under the direction of Lady Irish head coach Bubba Kapral.

Several speakers will be featured including: West Liberty University men’s coach Jim Crutchfield, Monroe Central’s Scooter Tolzda, former Beallsville head coach Casey Tolzda, OUE’s E.J. Schodzinski and Hall of Fame basketball official Mike Coyne.

All campers will receive a camp T-shirt and green basketball. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game while also featuring several contests.

Campers are encouraged to bring a lunch and drink as a short lunch period will be provided. Camp sessions run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

Cost of the camp is $35. Each additional family member is $25.

For information, call Kapral at (740) 676-0023 or email at BKOVAC21@aol.com.

Virginia Tech, WVU to meet in 2017

LANDOVER, Md. – Virginia Tech and West Virginia will renew their football rivalry at FedEx Field in 2017.

The game will be played on Sept. 2, 2017, at the home of the Washington Redskins in Landover, Maryland. FedEx Field officials announced the matchup Tuesday.

It will mark Virginia Tech’s fourth appearance at FedEx Field since 2004. West Virginia played James Madison there in 2012 and also will play BYU at FedEx Field in 2016.

West Virginia and Virginia Tech, both former members of the Big East, last met in 2005.

After 2017, they’ll also play in 2021 in Morgantown, West Virginia, and 2022 in Blacksburg, Va.

Sidney Crosby will not have surgery

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins say captain Sidney Crosby doesn’t need surgery on his injured wrist.

Crosby dealt with a wrist injury during the playoffs. The Penguins announced Tuesday on Twitter that “after seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby’s wrist.”

The team says he’ll keep receiving treatment and be evaluated ahead of training camp in September.

Crosby had just one goal and eight assists in 13 playoff games. The Penguins were eliminated in the second round by the New York Rangers.

From staff, wire reports

Briefs

Marland Heights 5K set

WEIRTON – The Marland Heights 5-K Classic, hosted by the Weirton Board of Parks and Recreation, will be run along the city streets on Marland Heights on Aug. 15.

The event will feature a two-mile walk and youth races for children 12 and under. A special high school team points challenge will be contested, as well.

Registration forms are now available at the Millsop Community Center and online at: mcc-weir.tripod.com.

The cost to enter is $14 in advance for the adult races ($10 for teens) and $2 for youth fun run participants.

Race T-shirts will be given to the first 80 participants for the major races and walk.

Following the race, there will be a special awards ceremony and cookout for all participants and event sponsors.

Big Red boosters set banquet

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Booster Club has selected the 2014 Lew Giammarco Booster Appreciation-Kick Off Banquet honorees.

Honorees are Paul Filtz, Gary Kessler, Tom Mitchell, Tom Timmons and Ron Salvino. Tom DiMichael and Walter Mason Jr. are the deceased honorees.

Tickets are available for the July 27 event set for 2 p.m. at the high school commons for $10 and can be purchased at the high school office between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the next booster meeting, which is set for 6 p.m. Monday.

For more details, contact Herb Crossland at (740) 282-5123, or Bob McGinnis at (740) 282-3529.

Meeting planned for SHS moms

STEUBENVILLE – A meeting for Big Red football cheerleading moms will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Harding cafeteria.

There will be a discussion on the upcoming season and pigskin preview.

St. John basketball camp slated

BELLAIRE – The 25th-annual St. John Central Basketball Camp will be held July 21-25 at the high school gym in Bellaire. The camp will again be under the direction of Lady Irish head coach Bubba Kapral.

Several speakers will be featured including: West Liberty University men’s coach Jim Crutchfield, Monroe Central’s Scooter Tolzda, former Beallsville head coach Casey Tolzda, OUE’s E.J. Schodzinski and Hall of Fame basketball official Mike Coyne.

All campers will receive a camp T-shirt and green basketball. The camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game while also featuring several contests.

Campers are encouraged to bring a lunch and drink as a short lunch period will be provided. Camp sessions run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.

Cost of the camp is $35. Each additional family member is $25. For information, call Kapral at (740) 676-0023 or email at BKOVAC21@aol.com.

BRIEFS

Saline Township trustees to meet

HAMMONDSVILLE – The Saline Township trustees will meet at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the township garage at 164 county Road 50A.

Invasive plant class offered

STEUBENVILLE – The Ohio State University Extension will offer a free presentation on managing invasive plants at 4:30 p.m. on July 30 at the Gateway Farmers’ Market.

The market is held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday in the John Scott Highway parking lot at Eastern Gateway Community College.

According to OSU Extension Educator Sarah Cross, “Invasive species are not native to our ecosystem and often cause economic and environmental harm. Japanese Knotweed is a huge challenge facing agricultural producers in Jefferson County. It is one of our biggest invasive plant problems in urban and rural areas.”

For information about the OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers program at the Gateway Farmers’ Market, contact Cross at (740) 264-2212 or e-mail her at cross.421@osu.edu.

Briefs

Catholic Central plans softball camp

STEUBENVILLE – Coach Jim DiCarlo and the Catholic Central softball team are putting on a free softball clinic at the high school field Monday through Wednesday – weather permitting.

The camp is open to girls in fifth through ninth grades. Bishop Mussio students are strongly encouraged to attend.

The camp will last from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Questions can be addressed to DiCarlo at (740) 632-1516.

Toronto continues basketball camp

TORONTO – The fourth-annual Toronto Youth Basketball Camp for boys and girls will run Thursday through Sunday.

Camp time is 10 a.m. to noon at the Toronto High School gym.

The camp is under the direction of Red Knights boys head coach John Leary and members of the boys and girls coaching staffs.

Cost of the camp is $15 and all participants will receive a camp T-shirt.

Junior tournament to be held

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Belmont Hills Country Club Junior Golf Tournament will be held July 28 for players ages 13-18 in five age groups – 13-15 and 16-18 girls; 13-14, 15-16, 17-18 boys.

It is a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division.

The cost is $30 per person and is payable to the Barnesville Golf Parents. Lunch will be provided for all tournament contestants and available for purchase for spectators.

Deadline for entry is Monday.

Boosters to sponsor dinner

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will sponsor the Louis Giammarco Appreciation and Kickoff Dinner at the high school commons on July 27. The social mixer will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the dinner at 2 p.m. Big Red football head coach Reno Saccoccia will discuss the upcoming season and introduce the senior players and cheeleaders.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the high school office between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; at the 6 p.m. boosters meeting on Monday at the high school conference room; or by calling Bob McGinnis at (740) 282-3529 or Herb Crossland at (740) 282-5123.

Free OVAC youth football clinic set

WHEELING – The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will host its ninth-annual free youth football clinic on July 27 in conjunction with the Rudy Mumley OVAC All-Star Charity Football Classic presented by Huntington Bank and WTOV-TV at Wheeling Island Stadium.

Registration begins at 12:45 p.m. with the clinic running from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will be directed by OVAC football coaches, including members of coach Chris Daugherty’s Wheeling Park High School football staff. Additionally, the Bethany College football staff will assist with the clinic.

The instructors will teach the basic fundamentals of football with a focus on building self-esteem. The clinic is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-13.

Parents or legal guardians are required to have insurance and be present the day of the clinic to sign a waiver form. For information visit www.OVAC.org, e-mail: james@ovac.org or call (304) 639-1238.

BRIEFS

County land bank board to meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County Land Reuitilization Corp. Board will meet at 10 a.m. on Monday in the second-floor conference room of the Towers, 500 Market St.

ESC board plans special session

STEUBENVILLE – The Jefferson County Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet in special session at 10:30 a.m. on July 21 to discuss personnel.

The meeting will be held at the ESC offices on Sunset Boulevard.

Briefs

Catholic Central plans softball camp

STEUBENVILLE – Coach Jim DiCarlo and the Catholic Central softball team are putting on a free softball clinic at the high school field July 14-16 – weather permitting.

The camp is open to girls in fifth through ninth grades. Bishop Mussio students are strongly encouraged to attend.

The camp will last from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Questions can be addressed to DiCarlo at (740) 632-1516.

Toronto continues basketball camp

TORONTO – The fourth-annual Toronto Youth Basketball Camp for boys and girls will run Thursday through Sunday.

Camp time is 10 a.m. to noon at the Toronto High School gym.

The camp is under the direction of Red Knights boys head coach John Leary and members of the boys and girls coaching staffs.

Cost of the camp is $15 and all participants will receive a camp T-shirt.

Junior tournament to be held

ST. CLAIRSVILLE – The Belmont Hills Country Club Junior Golf Tournament will be held July 28 for players ages 13-18 in five age groups – 13-15 and 16-18 girls; 13-14, 15-16, 17-18 boys.

It is a 10 a.m. shotgun start. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division.

The cost is $30 per person and is payable to the Barnesville Golf Parents. Lunch will be provided for all tournament contestants and available for purchase for spectators.

Deadline for entry is Monday.

Boosters to sponsor dinner

STEUBENVILLE – The Big Red Boosters Club will sponsor the Louis Giammarco Appreciation and Kickoff Dinner at the high school commons on July 27. The social mixer will begin at 1:30 p.m. with the dinner at 2 p.m. Big Red football head coach Reno Saccoccia will discuss the upcoming season and introduce the senior players and cheeleaders.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the high school office between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday; at the 6 p.m. boosters meeting on Monday at the high school conference room; or by calling Bob McGinnis at (740) 282-3529 or Herb Crossland at (740) 282-5123.

Free OVAC youth football clinic set

WHEELING – The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference will host its ninth-annual free youth football clinic on July 27 in conjunction with the Rudy Mumley OVAC All-Star Charity Football Classic presented by Huntington Bank and WTOV-TV at Wheeling Island Stadium.

Registration begins at 12:45 p.m. with the clinic running from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. It will be directed by OVAC football coaches, including members of coach Chris Daugherty’s Wheeling Park High School football staff. Additionally, the Bethany College football staff will assist with the clinic.

The instructors will teach the basic fundamentals of football with a focus on building self-esteem. The clinic is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-13.

Parents or legal guardians are required to have insurance and be present the day of the clinic to sign a waiver form. For information visit www.OVAC.org, e-mail: james@ovac.org or call (304) 639-1238.

Greiner records an ace

BLOOMINGDALE – John Greiner recorded a hole-in-one at Red Oaks Golf Course. He aced the par 3 15th hole with a 7 iron.

The shot was witnessed by Mike Ovington and Al Pagley

A perfect Kinsey

Riley Kinsey pitched a perfect game for the 10U Richmond Katz softball team against Smithfield. She struck out all 15 batters she faced in the run-rule shortened game.

Briefs

DeLeonardis sinks hole-in-one

RICHMOND – On July 6, the Blackmoor Men’s League had an event at Blackmoor Golf Club and Johnny DeLeonardis made a hole-in-one on hole No. 12. He used a pitching wedge for the 95-yard hole. Witnesses were Larry Bails, Craig Carpico and Greg Huminenny.

P.V. Classic to be held in Fairmont

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The fifth annual P.V. Classic basketball tournament will be held at Fairmont and East Fairmont High Schools Aug. 8-10.

Entry fee will be $175 per team with a July 26 deadline.

The tournament is for players in fifth through 12th grades and each team is guaranteed three games. Certified officials, T-shirts, trophies and hotel discounts are available. For information call Jack White at (304) 363-9233 or Ken Hibbs at (304) 612-3199.

Catholic Central plans softball camp

STEUBENVILLE – Coach Jim DiCarlo and the Catholic Central softball team are putting on a free softball clinic at the high school field July 14-16 – weather permitting.

The camp is open to girls in fifth through ninth grades. Bishop Mussio students are strongly encouraged to attend.

The camp will last from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Questions can be addressed to DiCarlo at (740) 632-1516.

Toronto continues basketball camp

TORONTO – The fourth-annual Toronto Youth Basketball Camp for boys and girls will run Thursday through Sunday.

Camp time is 10 a.m. to noon at the Toronto High School gym.

The camp is under the direction of Red Knights boys head coach John Leary and members of the boys and girls coaching staffs.

Cost of the camp is $15 and all participants will receive a camp T-shirt.

Dorn back again at Ohio Amateur

CINCINNATI – Four former champions plan to tee it up Tuesday in the opening round of the 108th Ohio Amateur at Coldstream Country Club.

Among them are two-time winner Robert Gerwin and defending champ Andrew Dorn. Gerwin won his titles in 1996 and 2001, while Dorn, who plays at Coastal Carolina, held off Ohio State’s Michael Bernard down the stretch to win a year ago at Brookside Country Club in Canton.

Dorn went on to qualify for the U.S. Open three weeks ago at Pinehurst, where he missed the cut.

Other past Ohio Am champs include Alan Fadel, who won the last time the event was held at Coldstream in 1995, and Peter Hammar (1987).

The 144-player field faces four rounds of medal play, with the final 18 holes set for Friday.

Jim Brown says ’64 title ring stolen

CLEVELAND – Browns Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown says his 1964 NFL championship ring being auctioned online was stolen from him.

Brown’s ring is up for bidding on www.lelands.com until July 25. As of Monday, the highest bid was for $33,275. Brown tells cleveland.com that a claim by the auction company that he authenticated the ring is “a lie.” Brown says he was unaware the ring was being auctioned off.

Brown, who works as a Browns special adviser, says the ring was stolen from him more than 40 years ago.

One of the greatest players in NFL history, Brown rushed for 12,312 yards in nine seasons. In ’64, he rushed for 1,446 yards and scored seven touchdowns as the Browns won the title – the last for any major Cleveland sports franchise.

From staff, wire reports

BRIEFS

Veterans extend invitation to picnic

SMITHFIELD – The Jefferson County Veterans Association invites all military veterans, active military and their families to its annual picnic at 2 p.m. July 26

The event will be held at Friendship Park in the pavilions across from Fort Friendship Military Park.

Visitors can walk across the roadway to the Honor Wall and view 600 names listed there.

The AMVETS 275 will be welcomed for their participation with the JCVA.

Brooke panel cancels meeting

WELLSBURG – Due to a scheduling conflict, the Brooke County Commission has canceled its next regular meeting, which would have been held Tuesday.

Briefs

Force registration is open

WEIRTON – Registration is open for the 2014 Force Soccer Camp. It will be held at the J.C. Williams Soccer Complex from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. July 28-31.

Coaches this year include: Pete Parikakis (Bethany College women’s coach), Clare McBane (Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s coach), Aaron Kelly (FUS?assistant women’s coach), Ben Bird (Century United Soccer Academy) and Keith Dopp.

The camp is for players ages 8-15. The fee is $65. The Force Junior Soccer Camp is $50 and is for players ages 5-7. Advanced payment with a credit card is required.

To register, visit www.npysaforce.org, click the “Register Now” and then select the “Force Soccer Camp” or “Force Junior Soccer Camp” program.

For information, contact Bob Kolanko at r.kolanko@comcast.net.

Scisciani records an ace

UNIONPORT – Doug Scisciani recorded a hole-in-one at Red Oaks Golf Course. He used an 8-iron on the par 3 15th hole.

The witnesses were Dave Tuttle, Rick Oyster and Bruce Misselwitz.

Creek youth football camp planned

WINTERSVILLE – Indian Creek will hold its 12th-annual Youth Football Camp at the high school from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday.

The cost is $20, which includes a T-shirt and cook out on the last day.

It is run by the coaches and players at Indian Creek. Fundamentals of the game will be stressed.

Junior Bears to hold bash

CHESTER – The Oak Glen Junior Bears Softball Association will host its fifth-annual 8U/10U/12U/15U Softball Bash July 11-13. Pool play format will be followed by elimination round with three games guaranteed.

Trophies/medals to first- and second-place. Cost is $175 for 8U and $250 for 10U/12U/15U. Registration deadline is Monday.

For information, contact Sheryl Wright Brown at (304) 670-7312 or visit www.ogjrbaseball.com.

Volleyball officials classes to be held

STEUBENVILLE – The West Virginia-Ohio Volleyball Officials Association will conduct a volleyball officials training course starting in late July.

Successful completion of the 24-hour course will allow participants to officiate for the fall 2014 season.

For information, contact Tom Bottorf at (740) 264-3572 or by e-mail at tjbott@comcast.net.

Basketball and cheer camp on tap

WEIRTON – The 30th-annual Coleman School of Basketball camp will neheld from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for those ages 6-18 at the Mercy Baptist Church Bush Center.

For information, call (304) 748-1922 or (304) 657-8815, or e-mail colemanschoolofbasketball@yahoo.com.

The second-annual All-Star Cheerleading camp will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday for ages 5-17 at the Mercy Baptist Church Bush Center.

For information, call Kenyatta Coleman Grant at (304) 382-4313 or Melissa Coleman Turner at (304) 444-1434 or e-mail: colemancheercamp@yahoo.com.

Agility academy is set

STEUBENVILLE – The Eastern Ohio Speed and Agility Academy will hold its first youth speed and agility camp for area children ages 6-14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Murphy Field.

For information, call Terrance Montgomery at (740) 424-0466 or Michael Jett at (740) 457-2226.

Additionally, the Steubenville Tigers Football team will hold registration for players during this time. For information, contact Melvin Creech at (740) 792-0360.

Toronto seeks softball coach

TORONTO – Toronto High School is seeking a head varsity softball coach.

Potential candidates need to submit a letter of interest and resume to Andy Reeves by July 25 at 1305 Dennis Way, Toronto OH 43964 or andrew.reeves@omeresa.net.

Pizzoferrato game to be played

MINGO JUNCTION – The ninth-annual Brian Pizzoferrato Memorial Baseball Game will be held at noon July 26 at the John Muth Baseball Complex behind Hills Elementary.

This game pits former Mingo High School baseball players against former Steubenville Catholic Central players.

All proceeds are given to Brian’s son, Ronnie.

FUS to host tennis tournament

STEUBENVILLE – Franciscan University of Steubenville will host the Father Michael Scanlan Tennis Tournament July 18-20 at Belleview Park.

The tournament began in the 1980s as a public event. Eventually it became an intramural tournament for students only, before coming to an end. Scanlan was heavily involved in athletics during his tenure as FUS from 1974-2000. He often played tennis with the students. He retired in 2011 and moved to the Third Order Regular motherhouse in Loretto, Pa.

The tournament will have men’s and women’s brackets, men’s and women’s doubles, mixed doubles, and a junior bracket for players under 18. Cost is $20 per person or per doubles team.

Concessions will be provided each day. Participants will receive a T-shirt and one complimentary meal.

Applications are available at www.franciscanathletics.com, or by contacting Scott Greve at (740) 284-5891 or at sgreve@franciscan.edu.

Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE?- The Steubenville Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school conference room.

Briefs

Engineer releases work schedule

STEUBENVILLE – Jefferson County Engineer James Branagan released the work schedule for county highway department crews for next week.

Patching – Hollow Rock Road (county Road 51), Bergholz-New Somerset Road (county Road 53) and Monroeville-Irondale Road (county Road 55).

Pavement repair – Rush Run Road (county Road 17).

Road closings will be announced.

Route 2 closed for parade July 12

FOLLANSBEE – State Route 2 in Follansbee will be closed from 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. July 12 for the Community Days Parade. Traffic will be detoured onto Mahan Lane and Eldersville, Rockdale and Cross Creek roads during that time.

Briefs

Force registration is open

WEIRTON – Registration is open for the 2014 Force Soccer Camp. It will be held at the J.C. Williams Soccer Complex from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. July 28-31.

Coaches this year include: Pete Parikakis (Bethany College women’s coach), Clare McBane (Franciscan University of Steubenville women’s coach), Aaron Kelly (FUS?assistant women’s coach), Ben Bird (Century United Soccer Academy) and Keith Dopp.

The camp is for players ages 8-15. The fee is $65. The Force Junior Soccer Camp is $50 and is for players ages 5-7. Advanced payment with a credit card is required.

To register, visit www.npysaforce.org, click the “Register Now” and then select the “Force Soccer Camp” or “Force Junior Soccer Camp” program.

For information, contact Bob Kolanko at r.kolanko@comcast.net.

Striders to host track meet

STEUBENVILLE – The Steuben Striders Track Club will hold a track meet Friday at the Harding Middle School Track and Field Complex. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. with running events beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Registration fee is $10 for three events to enter and $1 for the fourth event for children ages 5-18.

The Bob Young Memorial Mile will also be held in honor of the Striders’ founder. Cost is $1 for the race, which will be split into four groups – boys and girls 14-and-under and 15-and-over.

For information, contact coach Pat Herring at (740) 264-3165.

Volleyball officials classes to be held

STEUBENVILLE – The West Virginia-Ohio Volleyball Officials Association will conduct a volleyball officials training course starting in late July.

Successful completion of the 24-hour course will allow participants to officiate for the fall 2014 season.

For information, contact Tom Bottorf at (740) 264-3572 or by e-mail at tjbott@comcast.net.

Junior Bears to hold bash

CHESTER – The Oak Glen Junior Bears Softball Association will host its fifth-annual 8U/10U/12U/15U Softball Bash July 11-13. Pool play format will be followed by elimination round with three games guaranteed.

Trophies/medals to first- and second-place. Cost is $175 for 8U and $250 for 10U/12U/15U. Registration deadline is Monday.

For information, contact Sheryl Wright Brown at (304) 670-7312 or visit www.ogjrbaseball.com

Pens sign Downie

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Penguins signed free-agent forward Steve Downie to a one-year, $1 million deal Wednesday, a day after signing four players.

The 27-year-old Downie had four goals, 20 assists and 106 penalty minutes last season in 62 games for Colorado and Philadelphia. Downie has 59 goals, 103 assists and 766 penalty minutes in 336 regular-season games in seven seasons with Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Colorado.

On Tuesday, the Penguins signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, forward Blake Comeau and goalie Thomas Greiss, and re-signed forward Marcel Goc.

– From staff and wire reports

Briefs

Pizzoferrato game to be played

MINGO?JUNCTION?- The ninth-annual Brian Pizzoferrato Memorial Baseball Game will be held at noon July 26 at the John Muth Baseball Complex behind Hills Elementary.

This game pits former Mingo High School baseball players against former Steubenville Catholic Central players.

All proceeds are given to Brian’s son, Ronnie.

Creek youth football camp planned

WINTERSVILLE – Indian Creek will hold its 12th-annual Youth Football Camp at the high school from July 7-9 from noon to1:30 p.m. each day.

The cost is $20, which includes a T-shirt and cook out on the last day.

It is run by the coaches and players at Indian Creek. Fundamentals of the game will be stressed.

Briefs

Basketball and cheer camp planned

WEIRTON -The 30th-annual Coleman School of Basketball camp is set for July 7-11 for boys and girls ages 6 to 18 at the Mercy Baptist Church Bush Center. The camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For information or to request a brochure, call (304) 748-1922 or (304) 657-8815, or e-mail colemanschoolofbasketball@yahoo.com.

The second-annual All-Star Cheerleading camp will take place July 7-10, also at the Mercy Baptist Church Bush Center. It is for ages 5 to 17 and will take place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For information, call Kenyatta Coleman Grant at (304) 382-4313 or Melissa Coleman Turner at (304) 444-1434 or e-mail: colemancheercamp@yahoo.com

Agility academy set for July 7

STEUBENVILLE – The Eastern Ohio Speed and Agility Academy will hold its first youth speed and agility camp for area children between the ages of 6 and 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 7 at Murphy Field.

For information, call Terrance Montgomery at (740)?424-0466 or Michael Jett at (740) 457-2226.

Additionally, the Steubenville Tigers Football team will hold registration for players during this time. For information, contact Melvin Creech at (740) 792-0360.

Toronto seeks softball coach

TORONTO – Toronto High School is seeking a head varsity softball coach.

Potential candidates need to submit a letter of interest and resume to Andy Reeves by July 25 at 1305 Dennis Way, Toronto OH 43964 or andrew.reeves@omeresa.net.