Local Sports Briefs



Greeneview Rams seek linebacker coach

JAMESTOWN — The Greeneview High School football team is currently looking for a linebackers coach for the upcoming season. The Rams won the Ohio Heritage Conference last season. Interested coaches are asked to contact coach Neal Kasner at (513) 341-3959.


Ohio Northern collecting football equipment for Serbia

GRANBURY, Texas – Global Football and Ohio Northern University have joined forces with the Air National Guard, U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, and Serbian Ministry of Youth and Sport to create a unique partnership to assist the growth of American football in Serbia.

This initiative requests equipment donations from Ohio high schools, universities and youth teams, which will be sent to teams and players to further grow the game in Serbia. Through the U.S. Department of Defense’s State Partnership Program, the State of Ohio and the Republic of Serbia have been twinned together since 2005 resulting in productive joint training exercises, leadership courses, and cultural exchanges.

Several Ohio high schools have already donated equipment that is being collected by Ohio Northern University (ONU), which will also donate to the cause. Schools and universities are being asked to provide equipment to the ONU Rally Point by July 1, 2015 to allow adequate time for shipping, processing, and load balancing of the material before departure: Ohio Northern University, 402 W. Lincoln Avenue, Football – Athletics Department (Serbia), Ada, OH 45810.


MLB All-Star 5K run route announced

CINCINNATI — Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds and The Color Run have announced the course route for The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike taking place on Saturday, July 11.

The All-Star themed course takes participants through downtown Cincinnati starting at Sawyer Point Park, passes by Great American Ball Park and then crosses into Kentucky on the Taylor Southgate Bridge. After a portion in Kentucky, the route crosses the Purple People Bridge before finishing in Sawyer Point Park where a Finish Festival featuring music, giveaways and contests will take place.

The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike is a five-kilometer, un-timed race in which participants are doused in different colored powder at each color zone. All registered participants will receive a limited edition Shine Tour Participation Kit, including: custom race t-shirt, gold finisher’s medal, tattoos, headband and powder packets.

Event information and registration is available at allstargame.com/run.

Reds going for World Record

CINCINNATI — Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds, Chevrolet and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ are joining together to attempt to set the world record for the Largest Game of Catch, during MLB All-Star Week in Cincinnati. The event, which will be presented by Chevrolet, will be held at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9.

In order for the record to be set, a minimum of 250 pairs of young people (ages 8 – 18) must participate in the game of catch. The overall event will be open to the general public, with those within the age range of 8-18 eligible to participate in the record-setting attempt. Space is limited so fans wishing to attend are encouraged to register at allstargame.com/catch. Registration will be closed once the capacity of the Urban Youth Academy is reached. Participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves. All participants will receive a t-shirt, a baseball and snacks. Additional sponsors supporting the event include Aquafina, Gatorade and Kellogg’s.

Immediately following the record-setting attempt, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation will conduct an instructional clinic. The program will consist of baseball and softball drills led by the Foundation staff for all registered attendees.

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