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Jim Lewis Jr., of Fairborn, won the Street Stock feature at Shadybowl Speedway, July 8, in DeGraff. It’s the second feature win for the veteran stock car racer this season.


Lewis wins at Shadybowl

DEGRAFF — Jim Lewis Jr., of Fairborn, led every lap of the Street Stock feature to put his family-owned Chevy Camaro in victory lane Saturday July 8 at Shady Bowl Speedway. The win was the second of the season for Lewis in his Performance Paint sponsored stocker. The race was red flagged near the halfway point when Nic Burnside hit the front chute wall hard. Burnside, of West Liberty, was uninjured, but the car suffered heavy damage. Rob Schaeff was the heat winner.

Next Saturday, July 15, the Bowl will honor the memory of car builder Denny Shatto. Shatto always had great cars driven by some the top drivers in the Midwest. Don Gregory, Sr. and Don Gregory, Jr. strapped into his cars, as well as Wayne Watercutter. The late models will run twin 55-lap features with each paying $1,000 to win. There is a $1,000 if a driver wins both 55 lappers. The street stocks, compacts, super compact series and spectator drag cars will round out the program. Racing will start at 7 p.m.

Vote for Grace Norman for ESPY’s

XENIA — Former Xenia Christian High School track & field and cross country standout, and current Cedarville University freshman and U.S. Paralympian Grace Norman is an ESPN ESPY’s award finalist for Best Female Athlete with a Disability.

Norman earned the gold medal in the women’s triathlon and won bronze in the 400-meter run less than 24 hours later, at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She’ll be in attendance July 12 at the nationally televised ESPY’s Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles. For a full listing of the ESPY ballot, and to vote for Norman, go to http://www.espn.com/espys/.

After the ESPYs, Norman will attend an an elite paratriathlon camp on July 14 at the Olympic Training Center in San Diego. She will return to the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Triathlon competition July 29 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. There, she hopes to qualify for the World Championships in the Triathlon which will be held Sept. 14-17 in The Netherlands.

Patriot 5K run set

RIVERSIDE — The annual Carroll Women’s Soccer Patriot 5K run will be held Saturday, July 29 at Carroll High School, located at 4524 Linden Ave. The course begins and ends at Patriot Stadium. A Little Pat’s Lap, for kids 7 and under, starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $6. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $26 for adults, $21 for students, and $16 for kids 13 and under. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m.

To register online go to www.carrollhs.org/2017patriot5k. Online registration closes at midnight July 27. Event T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by July 14.

SW Ohio Track practices

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club summer program is holding team practices Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Several meets will take place this summer. Practices for 7-12 year olds are 5-6 p.m. Practices for 13 and older are 6-7:30 p.m.

The SWOTC includes elementary, middle school, high school, post collegiate and master athletes. All are welcome. The SWOTC is a tax exempt and sanctioned program. For more information contact Peter Dieauer at 815-990-8452 or president@swohiotc.org or Head Coach Valerie Kirk at 937-450-4639 or coachval@swotc.org.

Fall basketball league

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School girls basketball program will be hosting its 18th annual girls basketball fall league. The games will be played on Sunday afternoons Sept. 10 through Oct. 22. All teams will play seven games on five Sundays with no games Sept. 17-24.

The league will have 12 high school teams ninth through 12th grade. There will be 8-10 girls per team, with only two players from each school on the same team. Space is limited to 120 players and restricted based on OHSAA rules. If interested email creekgirlsfallleague@gmail.com or visit www.beavercreekathletics.com.

Soccer club needs refs

XENIA — The Xenia Soccer Club is looking for new/returning/certified Referees for the fall 2017 season. Referees will be trained, but previous soccer experience is a plus. Refs must be as least 13 years of age, attend a two-day training session, and successfully pass a written and field test.

Games are played on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. Referees can set their own schedule. Training will be held at the complex on Fairground Road in Xenia 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday July 8 and 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, July 9 as well as 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 and 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Email contact information with the training session you will be attending and XSC referee in the subject line to sparkyallen1@aol.com.

Club offering summer camps

DAYTON — The Dayton Boat Club will be holding a second introduction to rowing camp this summer for youth in Grades 7-12. The camp will consist of eight two-hour training sessions. No experience is necessary. All sessions are held at the Dayton Boat Club Boathouse located on East River Road near Moraine. Session 2 runs July 17-July 29 with the same daily schedule.

To register for a summer camp, or to find more information about rowing and about the Dayton Boat Club visit www.daytonboatclub.org.

Buddies program returns

DAYTON — The Dayton Dragons Kroger Baseball Buddy program is back for the 2017 season. Kids 7-13 can enter for a chance to run onto Fifth Third Field alongside the Dragons players.

The experience includes: Hanging out in the dugout during pre-game to meet the Dragons players; Getting autographs and photos with the Dragons team; Being introduced over the PA like a player; Running out on the field with the team before that day’s game. Baseball Buddies will also receive several gifts including a replica Dragons jersey, a Dragons baseball hat, a drawstring backpack, and Dragons pen and baseball to be autographed. One baseball buddy will win a free fun day at Fifth Third Field with 20 of their friends and Dragons players. To enter, look for the display at local Kroger stores.

Jim Lewis Jr., of Fairborn, won the Street Stock feature at Shadybowl Speedway, July 8, in DeGraff. It’s the second feature win for the veteran stock car racer this season.
http://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2017/07/web1_lewis070817_PS.jpgJim Lewis Jr., of Fairborn, won the Street Stock feature at Shadybowl Speedway, July 8, in DeGraff. It’s the second feature win for the veteran stock car racer this season.

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