Local Sports Briefs



Vote Norman as world Athlete of the Month

Grace Norman, of Jamestown, has been listed as finalist as the International Paralympic Committee Athlete of the Month, for July.

The recent Xenia Christian High School graduate became the International Triathlon Union’s PT4-class world champion when she won the Paratriathlon World Championships in July in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

She’s the first paratriathlete to ever be nominated as a finalist for the Allianz Athlete of the Month poll.

Other finalists are: Gordon Reid, Great Britain (Wheelchair Tennis); Anton Datsko, Ukraine (Wheelchair Fencing); Richard Whitehead, Great Britain (Track & Field); and Libby Clegg, Great Britain (Track & Field).

As of Monday afternoon, Norman was in third place with 12.25 percent of the vote.

The public has until 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday (Aug. 10) to vote for the athlete they want to be the Allianz Athlete of the Month for July 2016 via https://www.paralympic.org.

The nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees and International Federations.


Xenia offering sports passes

XENIA — The Xenia High School Athletic Department will be offering four different all-sports passes for the 2016-17 school year. Passes are good for unlimited admission to all home Xenia athletic events for Middle School and High School. (Not valid for away contests or Ohio High School Athletic Association-sanctioned tournaments.)

The following passes are available:

Student Pass $50.00

Adult Pass $75.00

Family Pass $225.00 (good for 4 people in the same household). Additional family members in the same household may be added for $25 each.

Senior Citizens Pass FREE 62 years of age and older.

These passes can be purchased and picked up in the athletic department at the high school.

Xenia Athletics

303 Kinsey Rd.

Xenia, OH 45385

Please contact Athletic Director Nathan Kopp 937-374-4217, [email protected] if you have any questions.

Xenia Tornadoes hosting 2017 tryouts

XENIA — The Xenia Tornadoes semi-professional football team will hold a tryout for its 2017 team at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at Spring Hill Park, located just off Ormsby Drive, in Xenia.

Tryouts are free, make sure you bring water cleats and shorts. Tryouts will consist of agility drills, route running, and more. Come out and give it a shot!

Bocce Blitz to benefit Carroll HS football program

RIVERSIDE — The second annual “Bocce Blitz” will be held Saturday, Aug. 20. at Sons of Bella Vista Hall at 2625 County Line Rd. Proceeds will benefit the Carroll Letterman Club which supports the Carroll High School football program.

First round starts at 3 p.m. The Bocce Blitz will recognize two special teams in Carroll history: the class of 1975 with an 8-2 record during the 1974 season; and the class of 2006 with an 11-3 record during the 2005 season.

The cost is $75 per player, including a steak dinner, or $30 for the dinner only, if pre-registered by Aug. 19. Players from the classes of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 will be charged only $10 to play. Registration can be made at www.CarrollLettermanClub.com or can be mailed to 334 Grove Ave., Cincinnati, 45215 with checks payable to the Carroll Letterman Club.


Reds offering ‘Sliding into Om’ yoga session

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball organization is inviting yoga practitioners of all skills and ages to enjoy “Sliding into Om,” a one-hour yoga session, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday Sept. 3 on the Great American Ball Park field in downtown Cincinnati.

For $15, fans can practice yoga on the outfield, and get a View Level ticket to the 1:10 p.m. Sept. 4 Reds game with the St. Louis Cardinals. All yoga participants will be recognized during the seventh inning stretch.

For $25, fans can obtain the same package as above, plus receive an exclusive Cincinnati Reds yoga mat.

Anyone 12 or younger can participate in the event for free, if they are accompanied by a paying adult. Parking is not included. To reserve a spot online, go to: reds.com/yoga.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send all local sports information to either of these email addresses: [email protected] and/or [email protected]. Thank you.

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