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Published 1:26 am Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ironton youth football

registration scheduled

The Ironton Youth Football League will conduct registration for grade K-6 from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Ironton Little League fields on Saturday, July 12.

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Flag football will be for grades K-1 although first graders have the option to play tackle football.

Fee is $40 per player or $60 per family.


ILL pitching machine

tourney for 7-8 year olds

The Ironton Little League will host its annual pitching machine tournament for boys and girls ages 7-8 on July 7-10.

Entry fee for the double elimination tournaments are $75. For more information, call (740) 414-0080.


Rock Hill youth football plans registration dates

The Rock Hill youth football league will conduct registrations for youths in grades K-6 from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, and from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 12, at the elementary school.

Fee is $30.


Ironton youth soccer sets registration dates

The Ironton Area Youth Soccer Association will conduct registrations for the fall season at the Ironton City Center, 301 South Third Street, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, July 12 and 19.

The league is for youths ages 4-to-12 with birthdays between Aug. 1, 2002, to July 31, 2010.

Fee is $20 per youth and $15 for each additional sibling. There will be a $5 late fee after July 19. Everyone is welcomed.


Annual Flyer 5K run

scheduled for Aug. 16

The fourth annual Ironton Catholic Schools Flyer 5K run in cooperation with Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital and Ironton Urgent Care will be held starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 16, at the high school on the corner of Fifth and Quincy streets.

Fee is $15 before Aug. 9 and $20 after that date. Same day registration will be from 7-7:45 a.m. Checks may be made payable to Ironton Catholic Schools (912 S. Sixth St., Ironton, OH 45638).

For more information, contact the school at (740) 532-0485, stjoe_stlawdevelopment@yahoo.com or visit www.irontoncatholicschools.weebly.com

Awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers overall and in each of the 15 age groups. There will be no duplications. Tech shirts will be guaranteed to the first 200 runners. There were 283 entries last year.


Jackson annual 5K run planned for July 4th

JACKSON — The 18th annual Jackson County Freedom Fest 5K Run and Walk will be Friday, July 4, and will be run through the business district and western residential section of Jackson.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. at Manpower Park on East Main St., across from the Jackson Square Shopping Center and Kroger grocery, 530 E. Main St.

Entry fee is $20 for pre-registration at TriStateRacer.com and $25 the day of the race. Proceeds will go toward the sponsoring of community events by the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce.

All participating runners will receive newly-designed dry-weave Sports Festival T-shirts. The race will be timed by TriStateRacer.com and the course used has been certified.

Plaques will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers and medals will be given to the top three finishers in all age divisions, outside of those winning plaques, in both the male and female categories.

There will also be a one-mile walk starting simultaneously with the 5K Run. Those wishing to participate in the walk, which has no registration fee, may purchase a T-shirt for $10.

For more information on the 5K Run, please contact the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce at 740-286-2722.


Annual Faith and Fitness 5K run set for July 12

The fourth annual Faith and Fitness 5K run will be at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, at First Baptist Church in Ironton.

Fee is $15 before July 1 and $20 after that date. The race will start at the Fitness Center, 400 Vernon St.


Volleyball officials’ class scheduled for July 14

Persons wanting to become an Ohio High School Athletic Association volleyball official should attend an instructional class that begins Monday, July 14.

Persons must register online before July 11. If interested, contact instructor Jack Welz at (740) 533-4327 (work) or (740) 532-9415 (home).


Senior softball seeks

additional players

The Lawrence County Senior Softball is seeking new players. Any men age 55 and over who are interested should contact Gary McCormick at (304) 638-0301.

Teams play on Mondays and Thursdays in Chesapeake.


Rio Grande to conduct girls’ softball camps

RIO GRANDE — The University of Rio Grande softball program will conduct a hitting camp on Sunday, July 13, and a pitching/catching camp on Sunday, July 27, at Rio Softball Park on the URG campus.

The camps will run from 1-3 p.m. for players ages 7-13 and from 3-5 p.m. for players ages 14-18 on both dates. Cost is $30.

Rio Grande softball head coach Amber Bowman will direct the camp, while RedStorm players will also be assisting in the instruction.

Bowman was a four-year starter at shortstop for Rio from 2008-11. She then spent two years as a graduate assistant coach for the RedStorm before serving as an assistant coach at the University of Northwestern Ohio in 2014.

Parents and coaches are welcome to attend any of the sessions to observe and ask questions.

Players MUST have a completed medical consent form, which is available from the Rio softball webpage on the school’s athletic website (www.rioredstorm.com), before being allowed to participate. Softballs will be provided, but players should also bring appropriate gear to the tryout.

Both an online registration form and a registration form which can be printed and returned by mail are available on the website,

Checks should be made payable to Amber Bowman and mailed to 218 North College Avenue, P.O. Box 500, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674.

For more information, contact Bowman by phone at (740) 245-7490 or by e-mail at abowman@rio.edu.


Lady Herd offering two softball camps

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Marshall softball will be hosting an all-skills camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28-29 for girls entering grades 1-8.

Interested athletes can print off the camp brochure from HerdZone.com and send in the registration form plus a $25 non-refundable deposit to the softball offices at P.O. Box 1360, Huntington, WV, 25715.

Lunch on campus and a one-hour swim (July 28 only) at the Marshall Rec Center are included.

The camp is conducted by Shonda Stanton, the Herd’s all-time winningest softball coach.

The Lady Herd “Fall Instructional Program” that will work on all aspects of pitching and hitting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, 16,23 and 30 and Oct. 7 and 14.

For more information, contact coach Stanton by phone at 304-696-4370 or by e-mail at stantons@marshall.edu


Cliffside Kiwanis Junior tournament July 10

The Cliffside Golf Club will host its sixth annual Kiwanis Juniors at the club at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 10.

Registration will be from noon to 12:45 p.m. Fee is $20 for ages 9-12 and $30 for ages 13-15 and 16-18.

To enter, contact the clubhouse at (740) 446-4653 or Ed Caudill at (740) 245-5919 or (740) 645-4381. Leave player’s name and age as of July 10 and current school, or visit the website southeasternohiopreps.com under golf forum.

Individual stroke play will be used. Ages 10 and under will play nine holes and shorter yardage on the front nine.

Clubhouse certificates and individual awards will be presented to the top three places in each division. Cart/meal passes will be available to spectators for $15 in order to follow the tournament and eat with the participants.


Bo Reid youth baseball tournament in Tiffin

The 11th annual Bo Reid Memorial Baseball Tournament will be held July 26-27 in Tiffin.

There are 10U and 12U age divisions for the 3-game guarantee round robin format. First eight teams will be accepted.

Entry fee is $275. Contact Brad Lonsway at (419) 443-5440 or btlonsway@aol.com