Local Sports Briefs




Bottorff to be inducted into MVFCA Hall

XENIA — According to Xenia Schools Superintendent Denny Morrison, current Xenia High School assistant football coach Mack Bottorf will be inducted into the Miami Valley Football Coaches Association Assistant Coaches Hall of Fame on June 20 in Centerville.

Bottorf, the Buccaneers offensive line coach, has coached at Xenia High since 1969.

Track & Field

Ambassadors set two school records

TROY — The Xenia Christian High School girls 3,200-meter relay team of Ariana Nelson, Grace Norman, Tori Estepp and Rachel Sweeney finished second in a school-record time of 9:33.13 to qualify to next week’s Division III state track and field championships. The XC quartet improved upon their ninth-seeded district time by a whopping 22 seconds.

Later on Wednesday, the same four student athletes set a new school-record time in the 1,600-meter (one-mile) run with a time of 4:10.99, but did not advance to Friday’s finals.


Central State hosting Youth Football Skills Camp

WILBERFORCE — The Central State University Department of Athletics will host a Youth Skills Camp for kids ages 7-15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 16 on the CSU campus. Individuals can register online at: http://www.maraudersportscamps.com/. Registration deadline is June 9. Check-in is at 8 a.m., kids meet the coaches at 8:30 a.m., with drills and competition getting under way at 9 a.m. Lunk and final remarks takes place at 11:30 a.m. with camp dismissal set for 12:30 p.m.


SW Ohio Track Club program starts May 31

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club will begin its Summer Track and Field Program on Tuesday May 31. This program is open to youth (7 years older) and older (including Masters). Practices are on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Yellow Springs HS (5 p.m. and 6 p.m.) through July 21. The summer program is a certified USATF program with excellent coaching and training. For more information contact Peter Dierauer via email at [email protected] or phone 815-990-8452.


Greene Trails Cycling Classic, July 14-17

XENIA — The 2016 Greene Trails Cycling Classic will take place July 14-17 with the Greene County Fairgrounds Recreation Center serving as home base for the hundreds of cyclists expected to attend from all over the region.

Excursions will be planned for each day of the event.

Registration includes Fairgrounds Recreation Center campsite, Support and Gear (SAG), fully-supported rest stops, purchase pick-up, breakfast daily and all evening entertainment including meal on Thursday and Saturday night (if registered for Thursday and Saturday).

Adults Children (ages 5-12)

4-Day: $150 ($75)

3-Day: $125 ($65)

2-Day: $100 ($55)

1-Day $80 ($50)

Non-riders: $75 ($50)

Greene County residents: $25 per day ($10 per day) $10/day/entertainment

Group Rate: $135 per person/four days*

*Discount of $10 per person/per day with group rate —- five or more from the same bicycle club with registration mailed together.

Reduced Greene County Resident Rate includes all SAG, Rest Stops, Purchase Pick Up, Century Ride Award, Tent Camping and Breakfast. Additional and optional costs may include $10 per evening for entertainment; T-shirt, $15; and GTCC Jersey, $65.

A brochure and registration form is available on the website at www.gcparkstrails.com, by calling 937-562-6440 or emailing [email protected].


Fitness Challenge set for June 18

FAIRBORN — Greene County Public Health is hosting the 13th Annual Family Fitness Challenge 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Central Park located, 222 S. Central Ave.

The Fitness Challenge is designed to motivate youth and families to adopt healthier lifestyles — specifically in the areas of fitness and nutrition.

Participants will visit fitness stations, including a bounce house and health information booths from local businesses and organizations, and complete a fitness passport to receive a free prize. Prizes are available while supplies last.

The event is free and open to the public. Families and groups are encouraged to attend. For more information, or to have a fitness station or information booth call 937-374-5669 or email [email protected].

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: [email protected], or to: [email protected].

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