On Deck

Published 2:55 am Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ironton-Ashland game presale tix available

Tickets for the Ironton at Ashland game will be on sale at the Ironton High School Auto Tech Shop during school hours until 2 p.m. Friday. They will also be on sale at Iron City Hardware during business hours until noon Friday.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

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Special Needs plans benefit golf tourney

The Southern Ohio Special Needs Youth Sportsmen’s Network will conduct a benefit golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Diamond Links.

Cost is $300 per four-person team. Prizes will be awarded. There will be an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

To enter or for more information, contact George McCalvin at (740) 646-6590.

All proceeds benefit outdoor activities for special needs youth.


Community Hospice 5K run set Oct. 12

The Community Hospice will host a 5K run on Saturday, Oct. 19, starting on the campus of Ohio University Southern.

The race begins at 8:30 a.m. at Ninth and Heplar Streets. Pre-registration fee before Oct. 12 is $20. Fee after Oct. 12 is $25. Registration forms are online at www.chospice and tristateracer.com

For more information, contact Mandy Medinger at Community Hospice at (740) 532-8841 or (800) 717-1050.


Browning pitching

camp in Marietta

The Marietta youth league will conduct a pitching camp featuring former Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher Tom Browning.

The camp will be from 1-to-4:30 p.m. on Sunday at the youth fields. The camp is for ages 9-18. Fee is $75. Interested persons should contact Mike Wagner at (740-373-3476.

Browning is the last Reds’ pitcher to win 20 games when he went 20-9 in his rookie season. He also threw the only perfect game in franchise history. He is currently coaching in the Reds’ farm system.


Ironton chapter will hold officiating class

The Ironton Chapter of Basketball Officials and the Ohio High School Athletic Association. will conduct an OHSAA basketball officiating class beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Chesaspeake Middle School.

Fee is $140 and must be paid when registering online at www.OHSAA.org

For more information, contact David Ridenour at (740) 867-4910.



River Cities refs will hold officiating class

The River Cities Basketball Officials Association is offering its annual training class from individuals who want to become a registered basketball official.

Classes begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Chesapeake High School. The class is approved by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission.

Fee is $85 plus the state registration fees that are $65 for Ohio and $42 for West Virginia.

If registering and from Ohio, persons must first register online with the OHSAA and pay your fee by credit card. No other form of payment is accepted. Persons should go to OHSAA.org and click “officiating” and then “becoming an official.”

All other fees must be paid within the first two class sessions.

Interested persons should contact Lou Peake at (304) 529-0860 or (304) 633-8399 or email lap1117@frontier.com or contact Kevin Anderson at (304) 429-1565.

Individuals must be 18 and no longer in high school. However, those in high school may register but are limited to the types of games they may officiate.

Classes are three hours on Mondays and Wednesday for seven weeks. A rules exam will be given upon the completion of the class.