Canfield sports briefs

Golf clinics for kids

Diamondback Golf Course will host golf clinics for boys and girls in grades 3-8 June 11, 18 and 25. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $50 per day or $120 up front for all three sessions. The clinics will feature guest instructors, Boo Timko, Ohio State and All Big Ten golfer.

Student places at meet

Second-grade C.H. Campbell student Madison Murphy recently competed June 1 and 2 in the Canton City Schools swim meet at Canton McKinley Natatorium. In the girls 8 and under division, she placed first in the 50-meter breaststroke at 55.05, fifth in the 50-meter backstroke at 50.84, fifth in the 50-meter freestyle at 43.88 and sixth in the 100-meter freestyle at 1:46.47. Murphy swims for Penguin Swimming and is a member of the Canfield Swim Club Team.

Cross country boosters plan annual 5K

On June 22, the Canfield Cross Country Booster club is hosting the 10th annual Cardinal Classic Twilight 5K Race and 1.5 mile fun walk/run. Included is a free childrens (under 10) race. This year’s race is sponsored by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. All events begin at the High School track with an entry fee of $15 in advance and $18 on the day of the race. Walk up registration and pre registered runner packet pick up will begin at 7 p.m. The childrens race will begin at 8:15 p.m., the 1.5 mile walk/fun run will begin at 8:25 p.m. and the 5K race will start at 8:45 p.m.

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female in the fun run and 5K, as well as, age group awards in the 5K race. There will also be approximately $500 worth of raffle items after the race. For more info or to request a registration form, send an e-mail to

Cross country boosters plan mud run

On Nov 9, the booster club will host the first annual Dirty Bird Mud/Obstacle course run at the Canfield Fair Grounds. This will be a challenge not to miss. Plan to come out and slog through mud, over and under obstacles, through water and across miles of the cross country course. The goal will be to survive and finish.

Beck earns softball honors

Laura Beck, a 2012 graduate of Canfield High School, has continued her softball career at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa. As a freshman, she led the 2013 Golden Tornados offense with a team high batting average of .387 with 48 hits, 11 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 24 RBIs. Geneva completed the 2013 season with a conference record of 14-4 and qualified to participate in the NCAA PAC tournament. The team finished second with a 1-3 loss in the championship game to Thomas More College. Beck highlighted the first tournament game with a two run homer and four RBIs. As a result of her conference performance, she was selected to the PAC first team All-Conference and the PAC All-Tournament team. The National Fastpitch Coaches Association organization also voted her to the NFCA All-Central Region third team.

Top honors for Beck occurred during the team’s post-season trip to Troutville, VA for the 2013 NCCAA Women’s Softball National Championship. She was selected to the national All-American second team and All-East first team. According to Geneva College head softball coach Van Zanic, Beck is the first freshman in school history to attain All-American honors.

Benefit golf outing set

The Brett Wilcox benefit golf outing will be July 21 at Lakeside Golf Course. The shot gun start will begin at 9 a.m. The cost is $65 per golfer or $250 for a foursome and includes coffee and doughnuts at registration, lunch, dinner and drinks. Sponsorships are available for $100 for a hole sponsor or $350 for a gold sponsor.

First place will receive $400, while second place will receive $200. In addition, there will be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and a 50-inch TV raffle. For more information, call John or Mary Dobrindt at 330-793-7782 or 330-298-5555 or Bob Shoman at 330-793-4578.

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