Sports Briefs


Mount Gilead Youth Football registration in May

The Mount Gilead Indians Youth Football program will hold registration for the 2016 season on Saturdays May 7, 14 and 21 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Cherry Street gym.

The program is made up of three divisions depending on age and grade: freshman (7-8 years old), junior varsity (9-10) and varsity (11-12). Seventh graders must play junior high football.

The program is open to any student who is enrolled in Mount Gilead, Gilead Christian or a home-schooled program and lives in the Mount Gilead Exempted Village school district who is 7-12 years old by Nov. 1, 2016. The program’s primary focus is teaching the fundamentals and basics of football in a competitive environment.

The registration fee is $99 per player. No money is due until July 30 and fundraising is available to offset the cost. For more information, contact Tim Bland at 419-632-0105 or Bill Baldwin at 419-560-0559.

Information received from Tim Bland.

Highland having 3-on-3 tournament May 14

Highland will be hosting their first three-on-three basketball tournament on May 14 at 9 a.m. There also will be three-point and free throw contests. T-shirts will be given to participants and winners receive medals.

Teams can consist of up to four players. If a team is completely composed of students attending Highland schools, cost to participate is $50. For students attending elsewhere, the cost is $60 per team, and for adults, it’s $80 per team. The application deadline is April 27. Walk-ins are accepted, but t-shirts are not guaranteed.

For both male and female teams, there are multiple age groups: 10-and-under, 11-13, 14-15, 16-18, 19-25 and 26-and-older. Players may play up into an older age bracket. Age brackets are subject to change if there are not enough teams.

Applications are available at Highland High School office or by contacting Chris Rupe (chris_r@hlsd.us) or Whitney Levering (whitney_l@hlsd.us).

Information received from Chris Rupe.