Force registration is open
WEIRTON - Registration is open for the 2014 Force Soccer Camp. It will be held at the J.C. Williams Soccer Complex from 6 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. July 28-31.
Coaches this year include: Pete Parikakis (Bethany College women's coach), Clare McBane (Franciscan University of Steubenville women's coach), Aaron Kelly (FUS?assistant women's coach), Ben Bird (Century United Soccer Academy) and Keith Dopp.
The camp is for players ages 8-15. The fee is $65. The Force Junior Soccer Camp is $50 and is for players ages 5-7. Advanced payment with a credit card is required.
To register, visit www.npysaforce.org, click the "Register Now" and then select the "Force Soccer Camp" or "Force Junior Soccer Camp" program.
For information, contact Bob Kolanko at email@example.com.
Striders to host track meet
STEUBENVILLE - The Steuben Striders Track Club will hold a track meet Friday at the Harding Middle School Track and Field Complex. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. with running events beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Registration fee is $10 for three events to enter and $1 for the fourth event for children ages 5-18.
The Bob Young Memorial Mile will also be held in honor of the Striders' founder. Cost is $1 for the race, which will be split into four groups - boys and girls 14-and-under and 15-and-over.
For information, contact coach Pat Herring at (740) 264-3165.
Volleyball officials classes to be held
STEUBENVILLE - The West Virginia-Ohio Volleyball Officials Association will conduct a volleyball officials training course starting in late July.
Successful completion of the 24-hour course will allow participants to officiate for the fall 2014 season.
For information, contact Tom Bottorf at (740) 264-3572 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Bears to hold bash
CHESTER - The Oak Glen Junior Bears Softball Association will host its fifth-annual 8U/10U/12U/15U Softball Bash July 11-13. Pool play format will be followed by elimination round with three games guaranteed.
Trophies/medals to first- and second-place. Cost is $175 for 8U and $250 for 10U/12U/15U. Registration deadline is Monday.
For information, contact Sheryl Wright Brown at (304) 670-7312 or visit www.ogjrbaseball.com
Pens sign Downie
PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Penguins signed free-agent forward Steve Downie to a one-year, $1 million deal Wednesday, a day after signing four players.
The 27-year-old Downie had four goals, 20 assists and 106 penalty minutes last season in 62 games for Colorado and Philadelphia. Downie has 59 goals, 103 assists and 766 penalty minutes in 336 regular-season games in seven seasons with Philadelphia, Tampa Bay and Colorado.
On Tuesday, the Penguins signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, forward Blake Comeau and goalie Thomas Greiss, and re-signed forward Marcel Goc.
- From staff and wire reports