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TIFFIN MIDDLE SCHOOL: Cross Country practice will begin from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Columbian’s track. All athletes will need to have physicals and emergency medical forms filled out to practice. For more information, contact Justin Depinet at (419) 618-2063.

n Football practice begins Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. Eighth graders should report to the visitors side of Frost-Kalnow Stadium. Players must have a current physical in order to participate. For more information, call (567) 230-2233.

COLUMBIAN GOLF: Columbian will hold an informational player and parent meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Tiffin Middle School library for those interested in playing golf. Paperwork, schedules and tryout information will be passed out and discussed. For more information, call (567) 230-2603.

FALL SPORTS MEETING: Seneca East will hold its mandatory OHSAA fall sports meeting for fall sports athletes and parents Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the school.

n St. Wendelin will hold its fall OHSAA mandatory sports meeting for all student-athletes at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the St. Wendelin Parish Life Center. One parent for each student must attend. A coach’s meeting for each team will follow with a video and brief discussion.

n Hopewell-Loudon will hold a mandatory parent-athlete meeting at 6 p.m. today in the school auditorium for all fall sports athletes. All are expected to visit the school website prior to the meeting to view the two required OHSAA videos. For more information, contact Ginni Beaston at gbeaston(at)* Upper Sandusky will hold its mandatory fall OHSAA sports meeting Tuesday in the high school gym. Parents of all fall sports athletes must attend. A general meeting begins at 7 p.m., followed by sport-specific meetings. For more information, call the school at (419) 294-2308.

ALUMNI SOCCER: Columbian will hold its alumni game 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Frost-Kalnow Stadium. Any alumni who played for Columbian are invited to play against this year’s team. Alumni are asked to wear a blue shirt.

BASEBALL: The Northern Ohio Storm 10U/11U travel team will hold tryouts Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. at Oakley Park in Tiffin for the spring and summer 2015 season. Players age 9-11 are welcome to tryout. For more information, call (567) 230-6072 or (567) 207-7508 or go to www.facebook/nosbaseball.

SOFTBALL: The Lake Erie Waves 14U travel team will hold tryouts for the 2014-15 season Aug. 9-10 at 2 p.m. at Castalia’s Lions Park. Players should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to tryouts. For more information, call Bill Yost at (419) 515-9296 or Mike Williamson at (419) 603-7687.

n The Geary Family YMCA in Fostoria will hold a one-pitch all-night tournament and home-run derby Aug. 15-16 at Foundation Park. USSSA rules are to apply. Tournament entry is $175, $200 for campers. Home-run derby registration is $5 for tournament players, $10 for walkups. Registration deadline is Aug. 8. To enter or for more information, contact Greg Flores at

YOUTH FOOTBALL: The Tiffin BullDawgs are registering third through seventh grade players. For more information, contact Joseph Goodman at (419) 934-0002 or

n Tiffin Flag Football will register players in grades 2-6 for teams at Frost-Kalnow Stadium 9-10 a.m. Saturday and 6-7 p.m. Aug. 13. Cost is $35 per player. Practices will occur Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, beginning Aug. 26. For more information, E-mail tiffinflagfootball(at)

GOLF: Local 533 retirees and employees will hold their golf outing Aug. 17 at Nature Trails, with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Golf and food is provided. Cart rental is $10. For more information, call the union office at (419) 436-5814 or Tray Trautman at (419) 701-9850.

n The Carey Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 16th annual Golf Outing at Lakeland Golf Course on Sept. 6 at 8 a.m. Cost is $50 per person (lunch included) and will be a four-person scramble. Deadline for entry is Sept. 2. Checks can be made payable to Carey Area Chamber of Commerce.

n Carey Herzog and Greg Tiell continue to lead the second-third of the K of C Golf League with 35 1/2 points. Prize winners for the week were Tim Ritzler (long putt on No. 2), Matt Frank (closest to the pin on No. 5) and Ron Frank (closest to the pin on No. 7).

RUNNING: Heidelberg University’s inaugural Mustache Mania 5K Run/Walk and Mile Fun Run Race is Aug. 9. Registration runs 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Seiberling Gymnasium, with races at 9 a.m. Cost is $20 for the 5K and $7 for the Fun Run, which is for runners age 14 and under. For more information, call (419) 448-2100.