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March 3, 2013
The Herald-Star

Central soccer to hold meeting

STEUBENVILLE - The Steubenville Catholic Central girls soccer program will hold an informational meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday at the high school cafeteria for all players who may be eligible to play soccer in the fall.

It is also open to parents.

For information, contact Dave LaRue at

Empire Pony seeking players

EMPIRE - Interested 13-14 year-olds who are interested in playing in the Empire Poly League are to contact Mort Piatt at (740) 317-0899.

Tri-State Softball sets registration

WINTERSVILLE - Registration for the Tri-State Girls Softball League will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and March 15 and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and March 16 at the Wintersville Elementary School cafeteria.

The cost is $50 for the first child and $45 for the second child.

All new players are asked to bring their birth certificate.

The league will include play in three divisions: Ages 5-7, ages 8-12 and ages 13-18.

For information, contact Dave Webb at (740) 264-5659 or Kurt Virtue at (740) 317-5659.

Local soccer referees sought

STEUBENVILLE - The Mahoning Valley Soccer Officials Association will host certification clinics for those interested in being licensed youth soccer referees.

A clinic for new referees will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Saturday. The cost is $100.

A re-certification clinic for existing Grade 8 or 9 referees will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. on March 23. The cost is $50.

Both clinics will be held at Eastern Gateway Community College, Room 2500, and require the completion of an online training portion prior to attending the clinic. Details can be found at

Successful completion of the clinic and online training will earn applicants a 2013 United States Soccer Federation Grade 8 license, making them eligible to officiate recreational and travel soccer games, including those for the Jefferson Kiwanis Youth Soccer Club, at a rate of $10-$40 per game.

For registration details, visit or call the JKYSC referee coordinator at (740) 424-6010.

Steak Fry to be held

EAST SPRINGFIELD - The Edison Athletic Boosters will sponsor their Annual Steak Fry and Auction on Saturday at the Countryside. Dinner is served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The silent auction will take place throughout the evening and live auction will begin at 7:30 p.m.

For tickets or to make an auction item donation, contact JoAnn Stagani at (740) 765-4313 ext 101 or Cheryl Woodward at (740) 282-2578.

Seacats to hold event

STRATTON - The Stratton Seacats swim team will hold its annual Swim-a-Thon Mini Relay for Life from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 10 at the Stratton Indoor Pool.

The Seacats are challenging all local teams and the public to come and participate to recognize the sport of swimming, bring awareness for the cause and raise money. All proceeds from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society.

For information, contact Jennifer Sperry at (740) 317-9837 or visit Stratton Seacats Swim Team on Facebook.

Big Red boosters to meet

STEUBENVILLE - The Big Red Boosters Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the high school conference room. Memberships are available.

Barons lose lacrosse home opener

STEUBENVILLE - The Franciscan University of Steubenville men's lacrosse program dropped a home opener, 16-10, Saturday to Wilmington College.

The men started off strong with a three-goal streak in the first five minutes of the game and a 5-4 lead by the end of the first quarter. Their lead increased 6-4 two minutes into the second quarter, but then Wilmington went on a run, tying it up and eventually going into the half ahead of the Barons 8-6.

"They were a very evenly matched team," head coach Pete Rosaschi said about Wilmington, who is also a first-year program, adding that he was pleased to see his team improve from their last game. "We looked much better and played really well. We just have to work on some fundamentals."

The Barons were led by midfielder Sebastian Olsen who had a team-high four goals, midfielder Sean Wayne and his two goals and 11 ground balls, Ryan Zibkowski and his two goals and goalie Evan Malchano's 12 saves.

"The skills and the teamwork will come with time," Rosaschi said. "They never quit, and they have a lot of heart, which is the most important thing."

The Barons host Thiel College at 1 p.m. Saturday.

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