Local sports briefs — June 26


East Varsity Cheer Squad Yard Sale

The East Varsity Cheer Squad will hold a yard sale on the front lawn of East High School on Wednesday, July 1, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. They will sell old uniform and memorabilia as well as items donated by community members.

Spartan Swim Club Stroke Camp

The Spartan Swim Club will be holding a stroke camp for avid swimmers and prospective club members at the Shawnee State Warsaw Natatorium on July 13 through 16. Sessions take place between 4:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sign-ups cost $50 per week or $15 per day at the door. Family discounts are also available.

For more information or to register, email [email protected].

Freedom Fest 5K Run

The 19th annual Jackson County Freedom Fest 5K Run And Walk will be held on Saturday, July 4.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. at Manpower Park on East Main Street, across from the Jackson Square Shopping Center and Kroger, 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 a free T-shirt. 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.

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.

NSA Softball Tournament

The NSA Girls’ Fastpitch Softball Tournament is seeking teams to participate. The tournament will be held in Milton, W. Va. at the Milton Little League complex on July 18 and 19. The winner of the five-game format tournament will advance to the NSA World Series. All levels from 8U to 16U-18U are invited. Entry fee is $400. For more information, call Brian Hankins at 304-417-4265.

Great American Hoops Inviational

The Great American Hoops Invitational will take place July 8 through 24 at the Portsmouth High School gymnasium. There is no entry fee to join double elimination tournament, and teams have the chance to win $25 thousand. For more information, go to www.greatamericanhoops.com or call 614-463-0146.

Circleville Dog Days

The 14th annual Circleville Dog Days 5K road race, presented by Red Barn, will be held Sat., Aug. 1 at 9 a.m., beginning and ending at Circleville High School.

The event boasts unique Dog Days suncatchers, given to the top three in each of 34 total age groups, and awards to the top three overall male and female finishers. Numerous door prizes also will be awarded. Water and splits will be available on the course, and refreshments will be available at the finish.

If you are interested in running, print an entry form at www.circlevillexc.com or register the day of the race from 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. There is a $15 pre-registration fee ($20 on race day), and at least the first 150 registered will receive a free T-shirt.

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