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Published 9:52 pm Saturday, June 27, 2015

Youth football

camp set July 2

The first annual one-day youth football camp for players ages 6-14 will be held from 8:30-to-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, at the soccer field across from Liebert on South Ninth Street in Ironton.

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Camp fee is $25. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. For preregistration, contact coach Lou Mains at (740) 646-2163. Forms are available at Ironton Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation or St. Joseph High School.

Proceeds go to the St. Joseph athletic department.

Areas of emphasis with individual instruction include:

Linebackers–Heath Brownstead and Mark Lewis; defensive line–Dave Coburn; defensive backs–Mark Lutz; quarterbacks–Drew Mains; running backs–Craig Harvey; receivers–Ryan Walker; offensive line–Lou Mains.

Rain date is July 3.


St. Joseph athletic

physicals July 23

St. Joseph High School and Junior High School athletic physical will be held Thursday, July 23, at the Bellefonte Hospital’s Vitality Center.

Physicals for grades 7-9 will be from 8:30-to-10 a.m. followed by grades 10-12 from 10-a.m. to noon.

Physical forms are available in the high school principal’s office. Necessary items on the form must be filled out and signed by parents prior to the administration of the physical.


ICC to sponsor

2-man tournament

The Ironton Country Club will host a two-man best ball golf tournament on Friday, July 3.

Tournament begins at 1 p.m. Cost is $50 for non-members and $25 for members.

Price includes green tees, cart and tournament entry. Lunch specials will be available.

For further information or to register, call the pro shop at (740) 532-2511 or Frank Mullens at (740) 237-0019.


St. Joseph soccer meeting July 7

All boys planning to play soccer at St. Joseph High School are asked to meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 7, at the Ironton arean youth soccer fields.

Open field starts at 7 p.m. on July 7 at the fields.


Prep VB officiating

class to be offered

An Ohio High School Athletic Association sanctioned prep volleyball officiating class will be offered beginning at 5 p.m. Monday, July 20, in Ironton.

Anyone interested in becoming a volleyball official should go on the OHSAA website and register for the class and pay the registration fee.

Registration is open now. After registering or for further information, contact class instructor Jack Welz between July 13-18 at (740) 533-4327 (work) or 532-9415 (home).


Jackson Freedom

5K Run set July 4

The 19th annual Jackson County Freedom Fest 5K Run And Walk will be held on Saturday, 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 Street, across from the Jackson Square Shopping Center and Krogers, 530 E. Main Street.

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, please contact the Jackson Area Chamber Of Commerce at (740) 286-2722.

Randy Heath — a.k.a. the Godfather of Jackson — is the director of the city’s Chamber of Commerce.w


NSA girls’ softball tourney July 18-19

An NSA girls’ fastpitch softball tournament will be held July 18-19 in Milton, W.Va.

There is a five-game format and winning teams qualify for the NSA World Series. Divisions are 8u, 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u and 16u-18u.

Entry fee is $400. Pool play will be the format after seeding.

Winning teams get team trophy plus individual medals while runners-up get team trophy.

Concessions and T-shirt will be available.

For more information, contact Brian Hankins at (304) 417-4265.


Gallia plans girls’ basketball camp

The first annual Gallipolis Blue Angels’ basketball exposure camp will be held Monday, July 20, at Gallia Academy High School.

The came is open to female athletes entering grades 10-12 and any unsigned seniors.

Sign-in begins at 9 a.m. Fee is $150 per camper. Forms must be received by July 6.

The camp is designed to showcase players against top competition while being viewed by scouting services and college coaches.

For further information, call Joe Justice at (740) 645-0080.


Kiwanis Juniors plan golf tourney

The Gallipolis Kiwanis Juniors will conduct a youth golf tournament at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 9, at Cliffside Golf Club, 100 Cliffside Drive, Gallipolis.

Entry fee is $30 for the girls’ open and the 16-18 and 13-15 age divisions who play 18 holes, and $20 for the 11-12 and 10-and-under age divisions who play nine holes.

The girls’ open is for ages 18-and-under.

Pro shop certificates will be awarded to first, second and third places. Ages 16-18 and 13-15 are $100, $75 and $50 while ages 11-12 are “$60, $40 and $30.

For further information, contact Ed Caudill at (740) 446-4653.

The boys ages 16-18 and 13-15 will play from the blue tees and girls from the red tees.

Youths ages 10 and under will play from 100, 150 and 200 yards out on par 3s, 4s and 5s, respectively.