Track & Field
Bellbrook strong at SWBL meet
WEST MILTON — Bellbrook’s girls team placed second and the boys were third in their respective Southwestern Buckeye League meets May 12 and 14 at the Lowry Track Complex at Milton-Union High School.
Bellbrook had three relay team wins and a trio of individual wins. The 400-meter relay team of Kennedy Szekely, Riley Allen, Hylie Lang and Kesley Schoenung won with a time of 52.41 seconds; the 800 relay team of Shea Foster, Kalli Kramer, Schoenung and Kylee Parker won with a time of 1:52.96; and the 3,200 Relay foursome of Lauren Kemper, Natalie Stein, Kayla Parker and Madison Pelfrey won in 9:52.94.
Individually, Melissa Wahl claimed high jump honors with a 5-foot leap, Pelfrey won the 800 in 2:26.33, and Kylee Parker won the 300 hurdles with a time of 49.36 seconds.
Boys winners were Trenton Nartker in the 110 hurdles (16.46 seconds) and John Gallagher 300 hurdles (44.69 seconds).
Earlier this month, Bellbrook’s girls placed second at the 27th annual Firebird Invitational at Kettering Fairmont. The boys placed 10th at the same meet.
The boys and girls teams will be competing in the OHSAA Southwest District at Welcome Stadium on Wednesday and Friday (May 18 & 20). At the district meet, the top four athletes in each event advance to the regional meet. At the regional meet (May 25 & 27) , the top four athletes in each event advance to the state meet.
Fairborn hosting wrestling camp
FAIRBORN — Fairborn High School will host a Champions wrestling camp June 13-16 in the high school gymnasium. The camp will feature 2016 Olympian, NCAA champion and 2015 World Champion Kyle Snyder, four-time NCAA All-American and 2016 NCAA champ Nahshon Garrett, 2016 NCAA All-American and 2015 NCAA champ Nathan Tomasello, two-time NCAA All-American and four-time OHSAA state champ Bo Jordan, and 2016 NCAA wrestling qualifier Jake Ryan.
Sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13, 14 and 16, and from 3-8 p.m. June 15. Cost is $160 through May 20, $185 thereafter. Deadline to register is June 10. Coaches with five or more wrestlers registered can attend free and will have the opportunity to take part in the camp.
Fairborn High School is located at 900 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., in Fairborn, Ohio. For more information, contact coach Bill Dawson at 937-302-7094, or contact him by email at [email protected].
Sponsors needed for Tour de Xenia
XENIA — Tour de Xenia 2016 is still looking for Sponsors and Prime (gift) sponsors. The annual competitive bicycling event, now in its second year, is looking for a sponsor for the Men’s Category 5 race and the Kids Bike Rodeo. Any merchants or businesses interested in becoming a part of the Tour de Xenia event are urged to contact Melissa Huston, Co-Race Director, at [email protected], call 937-901-0344, or leave a message on the event’s Facebook page (facebook.com/tourdexenia).
The race will be held Saturday, June 4 at Shawnee Park in Xenia.
Junior Golf Camp, June 20-23
XENIA — WGC Golf Course in Xenia will host its Miami Valley Junior Golf Association 30th Annual Junior Golf Camp, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m., June 20-23. for boys and girls ages 8-17. Campers will receive daily instruction on stroke technique, golf etiquette, the rules of golf as well as time on the practice tee and putting greens to work on stroke technique. All golfers will also play daily on the WGC Golf Course. Long time Golf Camp Director and former Stebbins H.S. golf coach Jim Beaver has a fine staff this year including PGA Pros Garay Goecke and Travis Mumma, Beavercreek H.S. varsity boys and girls coaches Chris Nartker and Angela Crum, Stebbins boys golf coaches Rick Pagniano and Shane Williams, Carroll assistant girls golf coach Alex Goecke and former Trevecca Nazarene University All-American Golfer Betsy Beaver, who is now the varsity girls golf coach at Westerville North High School.
Deadline to sign up is June 8. Cost of the camp and more information are available online under the Miami Valley Junior Golf Association tab at www.wgcgolfcourse.com. Camp forms are also available in the WGC Pro Shop at 944 Country Club Dr. Xenia, Ohio 45385.
Junior Golf League starts June 29
XENIA — WGC Golf Course will also have its Wednesday Junior Golf League starting at 10:45 a.m. June 29. This nine-hole league will continue each Wednesday through July. Golfers with some playing experience are welcome to compete. The league was started back in 1975 by Jim Beaver and Garay Goecke who will supervise play each week. Information about the league can also be found at www.wgcgolfcourse.com.