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State soccer shoot held in Coshocton

| July 28, 2014

soccerCOSHOCTON – Ayden Stein took a moment for a picture before competing in the Elks State Soccer Shoot held July 26, at Kids America. He was one of four local kids who competed in the event. Ari Snyder, Jace Dickerson and Bridgett Bible also kicked their way to the event.

“This is our seventh year here,” said Larry Clement, state soccer chair. “Kids America is pretty centrally located in the state and we basically have the run of the facility for the day. They are very good at accommodating us.”

The contest is divided into four age groups for both boys and girls and winners move on to the Mid-Atlantic Regional, which will be held in March 2015 in Maryland. To get to the state tournament participants must first win at the local level, then the district competition.

“We believe in kids,” Clement said. “They are the future of America.”

Forty-eight kids from all over Ohio participated in the state competition.

“Right after the competition we have a banquet and hand out first, second and third trophies,” Clement said. “We also give out finalist trophies. I don’t call them participant trophies because you had to win to get here.”

Snyder, Dickerson and Stein each earned a sixth place spot during the competition and Bible placed first in her division.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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