Thompson Park junior tennis

EAST LIVERPOOL – Any junior high through high school students interested in playing in Thompson Park Junior Tennis League should contact contact Jub at (304) 374-2100 or Cami at (330) 383-1450.

Antique Tractor Association

NORTH GEORGETOWN – The Columbiana County Antique Tractor Association will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the North Georgetown Fire Hall.

The next antique tractor pull will be held at 5 p.m. July 19 at Mile Branch Grange, 495 Knox School Road. There is no admission fee for the public. There is bleacher seating and a concession stand. For more information, call (330) 310-5413 or (330) 814-7245.

Hoppel’s Rodeo this weekend

WEST POINT – More than 150 participants are entered in Hoppel’s Arena Championship Rodeo at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Fireworks will be featured for the first time after Friday’s show, which is Veteran’s Night.

Tickets at the gate are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Advance tickets are $10. Veterans will be admitted free Friday with the proper ID.

Hoppel’s Arena is located along Route 518 south of Lisbon.

Lisbon youth baseball tourney

LISBON – The Lisbon Baseball/Softball Association will be hold an 8-under coach pitch, 10-under and 12-under boys all-star tournament beginning July 11.

The draw will be held at 7 p.m. July 8 at the Dickey Complex. For more information, contact David Tolson at (330) 606-3201 or

Former Phantom signs in NHL

YOUNGSTOWN – The Montreal Canadiens have signed former Phantoms forward Jiri Sekac to a two-year NHL contract.

Sekac skated with the Phantoms from 2009-2011, tallying 20 goals and 36 assists over 96 career games. He led the team in scoring during the 2010-11 season, amassing 45 points.

The 22-year-old spent the past three seasons playing professionally in his home country of the Czech Republic with Lev Prague, a team in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He ranked second on the team in scoring this past season with 28 points over 47 games.

Sekac joins Andrej Sustr (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Scott Mayfield (New York Islanders) as the only former Phantoms to sign NHL contracts since the organization joined the USHL prior to the 2009-10 season.