DAYTON — Action Sports will be running girls fast pitch softball tournaments this summer. The sports complex, located on 1103 Gateway Dr. in Dayton, will be offering USSSA and ASA qualifiers. Action Sports offers six skinned softball fields, state of the art lighting for night games and a red brick dust which helps prevent rain outs. To inquire about their softball tournament listings, please visit usaactionsports.com or call (937) 224-7529.
Fairborn Girls Softball Association taking registrations in February
FAIRBORN — Fast-pitch and Slow-pitch summer softball registrations will take place from 9-11 a.m. and 12-2 p.m. Feb. 8, 15, 22 and March 1, at the Inside Scoop Ice Cream shop, located at 1084 Kauffman Ave. in Fairborn. The Fairborn Girls Softball Association (FGSA) welcomes girls from all communities. The slow-pitch league is for girls ages 5-20 and will be played at Fairborn Community Park. The Fast-pitch league is for 10U-18U teams and will be played at Fairfield Park. Individual fees are $65 for the first player, $55 for the second. Fees for teams wishing to enter are $275 before March 1. For more information, send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (937) 315-0228. Information is also available at the FGSA Facebook page or online at: fgsasoftball.com.
Metal Bat Series set for Youngstown
The 2014 CABA 18u Metal Bat World Series will be held July 7-12 in Youngstown. Teams can register for the event on the caba website or contact Ken Quinn at: (330) 719-0581.
Bellbrook seeking track & field coaches
BELLBROOK — Bellbrook High School has posted supplemental contract postings for a head varsity girls and boys track and field coach, or coaches. A written letter of interest/application should be directed to the Superintendent’s office by noon, Jan. 22. All letters must be directed to the Board of Education and not the building principal or athletic director.
The following qualifications must be met for this position: Satisfactory results of BCII/FBI background check; high school diploma or equivalent, with college degree preferred; appropriate teaching or pupil activity validation certificate/license, CPR training (can be achieved after hire), completion of the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching course when required with an updated certificate(s), and ODE/OHSAA-approved concussion certificate; local, state or national licensing preferred; valid state of Ohio driver’s license, school activity van training/certificate/permit; required attendance at sports medicine credit in-service training; previous high school and college playing experience; successful coaching experience at the middle/junior high, high school or college level preferred; experience dealing with female and male athletes; demonstrates a sincere desire to aid all students; experience working with diverse student populations; knowledge of rules/regulations established by local board of education and OHSAA to govern pupil activity programs; demonstrated success in organizational, communication, leadership skills dealing with student athletes and parents; good health, high moral character, exemplary attendance; letter of application/resume introducing candidate and statement of resume, three letters of recommendation.
Other submission items could include coaching philosophy, sample practice schedule, etc.
Greeneview looking for a Middle School track coach
JAMESTOWN — Greeneview is looking for a middle school track coach for the Spring 2014 season. If interested, please email Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at email@example.com.
Arnold 5K registration remains open
COLUMBUS — The 14th annual Arnold 5K will be held on Sunday, March 2 in downtown Columbus. The race is part of the Arnold Sports Festival Weekend. All entrants receive an Arnold 5K race T-shirt and a free entry ($15 value) to the 26th annual Arnold Sports Festival after the race, plus the top 500 finishers receive Arnold 5K medals. For more information go to www.runohio.com or contact Matt McGowan at: (740) 587-0376; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quilliec Named HL Male Swimmer of the Week
FAIRBORN — For the third time this season, Wright State freshman Clement Quilliec has been named as the Horizon League Male Swimmer of the Week.
Quilliec recently won the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:54.37 and then won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 59.05. He also was a part of the 400 medley relay team that finished first with a time of 3:26.55.
For the season, Quilliec holds WSU’s second-best times in the 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley, and third-best in the 100 breaststroke and 400 individual medley. He also appears as part of the top 800 freestyle relay team and second-best 200 and 400 medley relay teams.
This is the third time that Quilliec has received the Horizon League Male Swimmer of the Week award, with the other two coming on Oct. 29 and Nov. 12.
Wright State wraps up the regular season Friday with a 6 p.m. meet at Ohio State. The Horizon League Championships are set to run from Feb. 26 to March 1 in Cleveland.
Fillion Signs with Professional Team in Holland
FAIRBORN — Emilie Fillion, who completed her playing career for the Wright State women’s soccer team this past fall, has signed a professional contract with FC Twente of the Dutch Premier League.
Fillion will fly this Friday to Holland and join the team for the majority of the second half of the season. The team is currently in second place behind Standard Liege (Belgium) looking to repeat last year’s success to win the Championship.
“Having Emilie signing a professional contract with our partner club FC Twente is great not just for Emilie but also for the club and our women’s program,” said Sid van Druenen, who was Fillion’s coach with the Dayton Dutch Lions in 2013. “Playing for the Dayton Dutch Lions FC (W-team) will give players the opportunity to develop towards the dream of playing professional soccer and I am sure Emilie will do well in European professional soccer. She is a very determined and strong player with the ability to decide games not only by scoring decisive goals but also with a tremendous work rate and team spirit. I wish her the best of luck!”
A Second Team All-Horizon League selection in 2013 for the Raiders, Fillion ended the season third in the league in points (21), tied for third in goals (8) and tied for sixth in assists (5).
An Academic All-District honoree by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) in 2013, Fillion was twice named Academic All-League. She also got national recognition when her bicycle kick goal for the Dayton Dutch Lions against the Carolina Cobras in a USL W-League match in June was on ESPN’s Top 10 Plays.
Brooker exceeds at National Invitational
CEDARVILLE — Cedarville senior Matt Brooker placed fourth in the 5,000 meters at the Penn State National Invitational on Friday, Jan. 31 in University Park, PA. Brooker accomplished the feat - a new CU school record - in an impressive field that featured 22 competitors. He was the only non-Division I athlete to finish in the top eight. Brooker’s 5000 meter time of 14:36.27 ranks him first in the NCCAA rankings this week.