Local Sports Briefs


The Major League Baseball Red Carpet Show parade will take place beginning at 1 p.m. July 14 in downtown Cincinnati. The annual All-Star Game event is free to the public.


Larkin named All-Star Parade Grand Marshal

CINCINNATI — MLB All-Stars from the Cincinnati Reds and every other Major League Baseball team will travel through the streets of Cincinnati in Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado vehicles prior to the 2015 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 14 in the eleventh annual MLB All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet.

The parade will start at 5th St. and Vine St., travel south on Walnut St., and turn onto 2nd St. as the players make their way to Great American Ball Park via Rosa Parks St., where they will pass by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The route will then turn onto Theodore M. Berry Way to E. Freedom Way, before concluding at Great American Ball Park.

The event, which is free for fans, will begin at 1 p.m. and is scheduled to feature all of the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Stars. MLB Network will telecast the event nationally at 3 p.m., with a simulcast available on MLB.com. Greg Amsinger and Sean Casey will host the event for MLB Network with Heidi Watney conducting interviews and providing reports along the route. MLB Network will air an abbreviated version at 7:30 p.m.

Reds, Tigers team up for All-Star Game final vote

CINCINNATI and DETROIT — The Cincinnati Reds and Detroit Tigers have announced a campaign partnership encouraging fans to #VoteCueto for Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto and #VoteYo for Tigers outfielder Yoenis Cespedes for the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Final Vote.

Fans can vote for Cueto and Cespedes online at reds.com/vote or tigers.com/vote or text “N1” for Cueto and “A2” for Cespedes to 89269 in the United States. Standard message and data rates may apply.

Fans have until 4 p.m. (ET) on Friday, July 10 to vote. There is NO LIMIT to the number of times fans may cast their ballot in the All-Star Game Final Vote. The winning players will be chosen exclusively by fan voting totals.

One lucky fan who votes for Cueto and chooses the “Cincinnati Reds” as their favorite team will be randomly selected to win two (2) tickets to the 2015 MLB All-Star Game on July 14 at Great American Ball Park.

All fans who vote for Cueto and choose the “Cincinnati Reds” as their favorite team will receive an offer to purchase $10 View Level tickets for the Reds vs. Cleveland Indians games July 17-19 at GABP.

Fans who use the hashtag #VoteCueto and follow the Reds on Twitter (@reds) and Instagram (@redsbaseball) will have the opportunity to win Johnny Cueto signed baseballs.

Now in its 14th season, fans again will be able to make their Final Vote selections on MLB.com, Club sites and their mobile phones.


Greeneview Rams looking for linebackers coach

JAMESTOWN — The Greeneview High School football team is currently looking for a linebackers coach for the upcoming season. The Rams won the Ohio Heritage Conference last season. Interested coaches are asked to contact coach Neal Kasner at (513) 341-3959.

Greeneview seeks a soccer assistant coach

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview High School is looking for a Girls Soccer assistant coach for Fall 2015 season. If interested please contact Mark Rinehart at [email protected] .


Bullets hosting 2016 tryouts

DAYTON — The Bullets baseball program is looking to adding a Kid Pitch 9U and an 11U level team to its existing 8U team in 2016. Players can be from anywhere in the Greater Dayton-Springfield-Richmond (Ind.) area. The teams will train and play their games at the Action Sports Center, 1103 Gateway Drive, in Dayton. Teams will play more than 30 games. Cost is $400 to cover uniforms, practice sites, Midwest Ohio Baseball League games and tournaments.

The first tryout will take place from 6-8 p.m., July 9 at Action Sports Center. The second open tryout will be held from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., July 18 at the Center.

Tryouts for 11U will be on Field 4; 9U on Field 7; and 8U on Field 8.

Please contact Bruce Shiverdeaker (11U) at (937) 478-8523 or [email protected]; Pat Carlisle (9U) at (937) 369-4458 or [email protected]; or Tom Slentz (8U) at (937) 673-4826 or [email protected] for more details.

4 PAWS charity golf outing July 18

VANDALIA — 4 Paws for Ability, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency that places service dogs for children and veterans around the globe, is pleased to announce that the company, Elements IV Interiors, has chosen 4 Paws to receive proceeds from its Charity Golf Scramble on Saturday, July 18, at Cassel Hills Golf Course, 201 Clubhouse Way, in Vandalia. The other charity that will receive proceeds is Partners for Community Living.

There is still time to sign-up for the golf outing. The $75 per person, $300 per team cost (if signing up before July 10) includes golf, cart, two drink tickets, and a steak dinner. The cost is $85 after July 10. There will be prizes, awards, and the opportunity to meet a dog from 4 Paws. Shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m.

To register, please email [email protected] or call Carol at (937) 918-1000.

Party in your Parks kicking off

BEAVERCREEK — Locals are invited to participate in the Party in Your Parks events this summer. Gather with your neighbors at a park near you to participate in games and activities organized by the City of Beavercreek Parks and Recreation Department.

The next events will be July 10 at Summerfield Park, July 24 at Virgallito Park, and Aug. 7 at Merrick Park.

For more information, contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department at (937) 427-5514 or email [email protected] with any questions.

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