Local sports briefs — July 9

Northwest Volleyball Open Gym and Tryouts

Northwest will have an open gym for anyone, grades 9-12, interested in playing volleyball on July 21-23 and July 28-30 at 10 a.m. Tryouts will be August first at 10 a.m.

For more information, contact Lauren Dunn at [email protected]

Eastern Baseball Tournament

Eastern 8u and 10u baseball tournament will be held July 17-19 at First National Bank Park in Beaver, Ohio. There will be $200 per team with a three-game guarantee weather permitting taking the first nine teams in each division. Trophies for first and second place will be awarded. For more information, contact Scott Tomlison at 740-222-1773.

Pee Wee Football

Portsmouth Pee Wee Football and Cheerleading sign-ups will take place July 23-24 from 5-7 p.m., at Portsmouth Elementary School. Sign-ups will take place near the cafeteria. Kids in grades first through sixth are eligible; please bring your child’s birth certificate. The cost is $30 for one child, $20 for a second child and $10 for a third child.

Anyone interested can also sign up at Spartan Stadium July 27-30 from 6-8 p.m.

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]

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 Invitational

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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