Sports Notebook

Disc Golf tournament in Galion on July 3

The Second annual Galion Pickle Run Disc Golf Tournament will take place at Reservoir Ridge’s disc golf course in Galion on July 3. Registration and check in are from 8- 9:15 a.m. Fees range from $35 to $55 with an additional $10 fee for non-members of the Professional Disc Golf Association. To register online go to

Panels and presentations announced for Sports and Violence Conference in Ashland

The panels and presentations for the one-day Sports and Violence Conference that will be held on March 19, 2016, on the Ashland University campus have been announced.

The Saturday conference, which is sponsored by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence at Ashland University, will be held in the Troop Center on the AU campus. The conference will feature Joe Ehrmann as the keynote speaker, as well as national and international experts speaking on a variety of topics.

The cost for the conference, which includes lunch, is $90 or $75 for students with valid ID, while groups of four or more are $72 each. Those wanting to register can call 419.289.5313 or go to

“By investigating the complex relationship between sports and violence at multiple levels including athlete, fan and society and from a variety of different angles such as sociological, historical, practical and medical, the 2016 Ashland Center for Nonviolence Sports and Violence conference seeks to advance important and timely conversations in an interdisciplinary fashion that will appeal to a broad range of groups,” said Dr. Craig Hovey, executive director of the Ashland Center for Nonviolence.

Hovey noted this is a “big tent” conference and that teachers, coaches, sports enthusiasts, concerned citizens, parents, and community and church leaders are all welcome to attend.

Ehrmann, the conference keynote speaker, is a former National Football League defensive lineman who is now an educator, author, activist, minister and motivational speaker. Ehrmann was an All-American football player at Syracuse University, was selected to the Syracuse All-Century Football Team and went on to play professional football for 13 years. He was named the Baltimore Colts “Man of the Year” and was the NFL’s first Ed Block Courage Award winner. Parade Magazine featured him on its cover, naming him “The Most Important Coach in America” because of his work to transform the culture of sports. In addition, he was selected as one of the “Most Influential Sport Educators in America” by the Institute for International Sport and was awarded the Frederick Douglas National Man of the Year for empowering youth to prevent rape and other forms of male violence.

Hovey noted that Ehrmann’s appearance is sponsored by the Ashland County Community Foundation Women’s Fund and the Ashland University Gridiron Club.

Ashland University will offer 0.6 CEUs for this event. CEU eligibility is at the discretion of the attendee’s employer.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2016, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University ( values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.

Canfield removed from OHSAA Ice Hockey Tournament

After self-reporting a potential violation and working with the Ohio High School Athletic Association during an investigation, Canfield High School has been removed from the OHSAA ice hockey tournament, OHSAA Commissioner Dr. Dan Ross has announced.

The investigation began after Canfield’s 6-4 victory over Twinsburg in the tournament’s opening game last Tuesday and will result in Twinsburg replacing Canfield on the bracket, with a second-round tournament game scheduled for Monday against Mayfield at the Kent State Ice Arena.

The investigation found that Canfield used an ineligible student-athlete in its tournament victory, with the penalty being forfeiture and removal from the tournament. The student-athlete was ineligible due to playing on a non-school team while competing for the school at the same time.

“As soon we became aware of the possibility that one of our student-athletes had been playing for a club team, we initiated an investigation concurrent with contacting the OHSAA, acknowledging that, if true, our hockey team might be removed from further play-off participation as a consequence,” Greg Cooper, Canfield athletic director, said. “The information subsequently gathered supported the conclusion that a violation of OHSAA regulations had occurred and that Canfield had thus unknowingly used an ineligible player in our last Tuesday evening play-off game. Under that circumstance, as a member school of the OHSAA that supports the association’s goals and regulations, we elected to proactively forfeit our win. Additionally, we will add additional emphasis to our already in-place message to our athletic participants that they cannot play for Canfield High School and a club or travel team at the same time.”

“The Canfield administrators, coaches and student-athletes are to be commended for the way they have handled this situation,” Ross said. “It is never easy to remove a school from the tournament, but from the first phone call we received, Canfield has shown a tremendous about of integrity and honesty. We trust that this situation will not happen again there and we implore all our member schools to make sure their student-athletes are not playing or practicing for non-school teams while they are still members of their school team that season.”

Bowling standings at Victory Lanes

Monday Night League – Team Scores:

Sweet Tooth Bakery 18 – 6

Dawg Pound 16 1/2 – 7 1/2

Eagles And Birdies 16 – 8

3 Generations 15 1/2 – 8 1/2

Cross Carpet 14 1/2 – 9 1/2

Pruitt’s 14 – 10

Randy’s Muffler Center 13 – 11

Oakstone Landscape 12 1/2 – 11 1/2

Fisher Water Treatment 12 -12

Sandbaggers 10 1/2 – 13 1/2

Quest Machine 10 – 14

Affordable Tobacco 9 1/2 – 14 1/2

Just Jokin 4 – 20

Monday Night League – Men’s Scores:

Al Pruitt 223-232-257 — 712

Dave Bodkins 255-196-234 — 685

Tim Dull 193-214-278 — 685

Dave Daubenspeck 141-275-202 — 618

Josh Montgomery 191-205-222 — 618

Ron Snyder 202-233-183 — 618

John Cross 169-233-211 — 613

Kevin Wenninger 223-191-197 — 611

Rick Leppert 214-221-174 — 609

Tom Altstadt 177-224-202 — 603

Monday Night League – Women’s Scores:

Connie Walters 183-167-248 — 598

Stacy Dewey 173-169-125 — 467

Betty Spade 159-148-143 — 450

Cookie Webber 115-130-167 — 412

Janet Hout 161-114-97 — 372

Claudia Bonen 123-105-125 — 353

Jackie Hildebrand 116-117-82 — 315

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