Koch runs fastest 800 of spring
STANFORD, Calif. — Carsyn Koch ran the fastest women’s 800 meters in NCAA Division II this season with a mark of 2:04.88 at Stanford University’s Payton Jordan Invitational.
The effort ranks No. 4 all-time at Cedarville University and she possesses the school’s top nine 800 meter performances.
The junior from Washburn, Maine now owns the fastest times in the country in two events this year. She ran 4:12.19 in the 1,500 meters three weeks ago at the Azusa Pacific (Calif.) Bryan Clay Invitational.
Koch posted the No. 1 800-meter time in Division II history at the 2016 Payton Jordan Invitational. She was clocked in 2:02.39 and met the U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying standard.
Koch is the defending NCAA champion in the outdoor 800 meters. The 2017 Division II Championship takes place on May 25-27 in Bradenton, Fla.
Fairborn Softball Standings
Men’s D League — 1.(tie) Anonymous Joe’s, Average Joe’s, Top Dog (1-0); 4.(tie) Retro, The Funk/MPPR Lawn Care/El Rancho Grande, Toxic Brew (0-1).
Men’s E2 League — 1.(tie) Anonymous Joe’s, The Funk/MPPR Lawn Care/El Rancho Grande, Top Dog (1-0); 4. Average Joe’s, Odd Ballz, Smith & Sons/Krug Auto (0-1).
Church League — 1.(tie) Central Avenue Church of Christ, One Love Church “B,” Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian (1-0); 4. Northridge Freewill Baptist Church (1-1); 5.(tie) Christ’s Church of Bellbrook, Maple Avenue Church of God “A, ”One Love Church “A” (0-1).
SW Ohio Track practices start
YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club summer program starts on May 30 at Yellow Springs High School. The practices are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. A host of meets will take place this summer.
Practices for 7-12 year olds: 5-6 p.m.
Practices for 13 and older: 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 further information please contact President Peter Dieauer (815-990-8452 or [email protected]) or Head Coach Valerie Kirk (937-450-4639 or [email protected] ).
Girls basketball camp
BEAVERCREEK — The 17th Beavercreek Girls Basketball Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 5-8 at Beavercreek High School. Cost is $90 per camper. Cost is $80 for any camper who registers before May 20. Girls in grades 1-8 are eligible for the camp, which will be hosted by BHS girls basketball coach and three-time Ohio coach of the year Ed Zink and BHS girls basketball’s all-time leading scorer Amanda (Reese) Crockett. Current and past BHS basketball players will also be on hand. The last day of camp, June 8, is Mother-Daughter Camp Day. Family members are invited to participate.
For more information, call Ed Zink at 937-657-1515 or by email: [email protected], or contact Amanda Reese at 773-401-8585, or by email at [email protected].
Junior Golf Camp, league in June
XENIA — WGC Golf Course in Xenia will host its Miami Valley Junior Golf Association 31st Annual Junior Golf Camp, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19-22 for boys and girls ages 8-17. Campers will receive daily instruction on stroke technique, golf etiquette, the rules of golf. Golfers will also get 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 High School golf coach Jim Beaver will be joined by co-director Roy Cassidy (head Girls Golf Coach at Carroll High School), Beavercreek varsity boys golf coach Chris Nartker, Stebbins boys golf Coaches Rick Pagniano and Shane Williams, and former Trevecca Nazarene University All-American golfer Betsy Beaver, who is now the varsity girls golf coach at Westerville North. Deadline to sign up is June 9. Cost of the camp and more information is 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.
WGC will also have its Wednesday Junior Golf League starting at 10:45 a.m. June 28. This nine-hole league will continue each Wednesday through July. Golfers with some playing experience are welcome to compete. Information about the league can also be found at www.wgcgolfcourse.com.
XHS Class of ‘73 golf outing June 17
XENIA — The fifth PLAY IT FORWARD golf outing/scholarship fundraiser, hosted by the Xenia High School Class of 1973, is scheduled for Saturday June 17 at Sebastian Hills Golf Club. Golf registration includes a light breakfast, a full picnic-style lunch and beverages, in addition to prizes and raffles. The event is open to the public with an early registration discount applied until June 1.
The goal of the fundraiser and scholarship award is to give back to current XHS graduates in need. The Class of ’73 will award its fourth $4,000 scholarship to a deserving 2017 XHS graduate at the Awards Assembly in May. Scholarship monies are acquired from hole sponsorships ($100), title sponsors (ranging from $250 – $1,000), monetary/gift donations and, of course, golfers. Recent outings have been attended by graduates representing XHS classes from 1968 through 2004, in addition to several of our scholarship recipients.
Information for sponsorships and golf registration can be obtained by contacting one of the following individuals in charge: Jerry Boggs – [email protected] (239-0036); Steve Greene – [email protected]; Diane Wuebben Ponder – diane.ponde[email protected]; and Sheryl Haines Yeazel – [email protected].
Jamestown Chamber golf outing in May
JAMESTOWN — The annual Jamestown Chamber of Commerce golf outing will take place Friday, May 19 at Sebastian Hills Golf Course, 1100 Knoll Haven Rd. in Xenia. The outing will start at 11 a.m., with registration opening at 10am. Come early to take advantage of the free driving range and putting green privileges, as well as getting a hot dog or two courtesy of Countryside Propane
Participants will be able to enjoy beverages and snacks, courtesy of the Chamber, and when the golf is over Kelley’s Café will be providing all participants and volunteers a wonderful meal at the golf course. Registration information for sponsorship and playing, including payment options, are available on the Chamber’s website (www.jtchamber.com) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 12.
The annual golf outing is the main fundraising activity for the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce which allows the Chamber to provide various activities, programs and scholarships to the Jamestown and surrounding communities.
Tornadoes football fundraiser, May 12
XENIA — The Xenia Tornadoes semi-professional football team will host a fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Friday May 12 at the Chipotle restaurant at 1620 West Park Square. Tell the cashier that you’re supporting the team and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Xenia Tornadoes semi-pro football team.
Buddies program returns
DAYTON — Have you ever wanted to run onto Fifth Third Field alongside the Dayton Dragons? Visit your local Kroger store to sign up for a chance to be a Baseball Buddy. Kids (ages 7-13) who are randomly selected as winners. To enter, look for the display at your local Kroger store at the Customer Service Desk.
The Kroger Baseball Buddies 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. Kroger Baseball Buddies will also receive several gifts including: A replica Dragons jersey, Dragons baseball hat, Drawstring backpack, 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.