Xenia hosting Friday Night Lights
XENIA — The Xenia Community Schools football teams will enjoy a Friday Night Lights preview exhibition on Friday, Aug. 2 at Doug Adams Stadium. Middle school, bantam, Wee Bucs and the high school varsity program will be featured.
Event starts at 4:30 p.m. with the Middle School team, Bantam (5:30 p.m.), Wee Bucs 3rd (6:05), Wee Bucs 4th (6:40 p.m.), High School (7:10 p.m.), Wee Bucs 5th (8:30 p.m.) and Wee Bucs 6th (9:05 p.m.).
1-under wins MVJGA title
XENIA — The team of Evan Davis, Anderson Davis, Ryan Swanson, Landon Eby and Collen Moffitt birdied the first hole and reeled off eight straight pars to capture the win in the Miami Valley Junior Golf Association junior golf league title. Second place went to the team of Owen Brockman, Will Brockman Caleb Goecke and Alec Germano who posted a one over par.
Hamilton Bridges made the longest putt on hole nine and hit the longest drive on hole three. Caleb Goecke had the Closest-to-the-Pin shot on hole seven while Anderson Davis won the closest-to-the-pin second shot on hole three. Alec Germano won the Longest Drive in his junior division.
After the scramble was completed the Goecke family hosted a pizza and ice cream party for the 14 junior golfers who competed. Pro Garay Goecke thanked all the golfers for their fine sportsmanship this summer.
Junior Golf Director Jim Beaver encouraged all the players to keep working on their games the rest of the summer and into the fall. He also wished the league players who are trying out for their high school teams later this week the best of luck. It was 44 years ago in 1975 that Garay Goecke and JIm Beaver ran their first Junior League (then called Xenia Golf Club).
Locos win GLSCL title
LIMA — With their 5-3 Game 3 victory over the Licking County Settlers, the Lima Locos won the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League championship July 30 at Simmons Field in Lima. Lima was the North Division regular season champion. They defeated South champ Licking County two games to one to claim their third title in the past five seasons.
Locally, the Xenia Scouts are a member of the GLSCL. They placed fifth in the South division with an 18-24 record.
Gathering of the Geezers returns to Kil-Kare
XENIA — The annual Gathering of the Geezers nostalgia drag racing event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 at Kil-Kare Dragway, located at 1166 Dayton Xenia Road in Xenia Township. Longtime racer and engine builder Dave Middleton will serve as the event’s Grand Marshal, with Dave Thomas to be named Geezer of the Year. The event will include a car show, racing and the introduction of the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees. Admission is $15. Go to kilkare.com for more details.
Greeneview seeks volleyball coach
JAMESTOWN — Greeneview Schools is looking for an eighth-grade girls volleyball coach for the Fall 2019 season. Please email Greeneview Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at: [email protected], if interested. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
OHSAA Fall practices begin Thursday
COLUMBUS — Preseason practices officially begin this Thursday, August 1, for Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) member schools for the fall sports of football, girls and boys golf, girls tennis, girls volleyball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls cross country and girls field hockey.
Skyhawk golfers wanted
FAIRBORN — Have you ever thought about trying the sport of Golf? Fairborn High School has both male and female golf teams-and is looking to improve numbers on both teams. This is a fun sport and will teach skills for a lifetime! If interested, please contact the Fairborn High School athletic office at 937-878-6305. You can also email Coach Newell at [email protected]
SW Track Club holding practices
YELLOW SPRINGS — The 2019 Southwest Ohio Track Club Summer Track & Field program is now conducting practice sessions on the Yellow Springs HS Track. This program is open to elementary, middle school, high school, post collegiate and masters athletes who are looking for a place to practice and compete in track and field. If interested, please contact Club President Peter Dierauer (937-356-8738 or [email protected]) or Coach Ken Rengering (937-241-9153 or [email protected]).
Reds offering Corral ticket package
CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds have announced a new ticket package, “The Corral,” for Friday games at Great American Ball Park near Reds right fielder Yasiel Puig, who fans often refer to as a “Wild Horse.”
The ticket packages, which include a limited-edition T-shirt, start at $15 and are available for 11 Reds Friday night home games. Tickets can be purchased online at reds.com/Corral.
Nominees for XHS Athletic Hall being taken
XENIA — The Xenia High School Athletic Hall of Fame nomination committee is now taking nominations for the 2019 Hall of Fame class. A nomination form can be obtained by going to the Xenia Community Schools official website, then to the Athletics link, and then to the Athletic Hall of Fame link. An individual, a team, a coach, and/or a community contributor can be nominated. Nominations can be for those athletes, teams, coaches, and community contributors who were associated with Xenia Central, Xenia High School, Xenia East, and/or Spring Valley. Nominations will be considered from all eras. The deadline for nominations is Aug. 3, 2019. Contact Gregg Cross at 937-372-5417 for more information.
YRC of Xenia hosting Bob Evans Tournaments
XENIA — The Youth Recreation Club of Xenia is hosting the Bob Evans Invitational youth baseball tournament for 8U-14U teams, Aug. 2-4 at the Bob Evans Fields, located at 640 Birch Road in Xenia. Entry fee is $300 per team. Contact [email protected] for more tournament information.
OHSAA officials training offered
FAIRBORN — High School football officiating classes will be offered July 31 through Aug. 18 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center, located at 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway in Fairborn. The course will be taught by Rob Cowles and Billy Willis. Cost is $115. Scrimmage(s) attendance is required; dates, times and locations will be announced in class. Those interested can register online at ohsaa.myohsaa.org/register. Contact Cowles ([email protected] or 937-360-5071, preferably by text) or Willis ([email protected] or 440-821-9695) for class times and further information.
Ellis Golf Classic set for Aug. 16
XENIA — The sixth annual Shirley R. Ellis Memorial Golf Classic to support X*ACT, will be held Friday, Aug. 16 at WGC Golf Course, 944 Country Club Dr. in Xenia. Cost is $75 per golfer, with proceeds benefiting the Xenia Area Community Theater and the Shirley R. Ellis Memorial Theater Scholarship. Closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt contests will occur, plus golfers have a chance to win a new car sponsored by Matt Castrucci’s Auto Mall of Dayton. Registration is at 8 a.m., shotgun start at 9. call (937) 372-0516 or contact [email protected] for more details.
CSU football fan appreciation day Aug. 24
WILBERFORCE — The Central State University football team will host a Fan Appreciation Day starting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at McPherson Memorial Stadium on the CSU campus. Admission is free. Gates upon at 12:30 p.m.
The 2019 team will play an intra-squad scrimmage, and all fans in attendance will receive a football schedule poster. The Invincible Marching Marauders band will also perform.
For details and opponent breakdowns for the upcoming football season, visit maraudersports.com.
Marauders hosting volleyball tryouts
WILBERFORCE — The Central State University women’s volleyball program will host a series of tryouts, starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 in the Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium on the CSU campus. Student athletes should come prepared to workout, wearing appropriate volleyball attire.
All attendees must fill out and submit the “Walk-On Tryout” packet to the CSU Athletic Training Office by 5 pm on August 16. The packet can be accessed online at – https://maraudersports.com/documents. For questions regarding medical paperwork, please contact Athletic Trainer Dalyann Barnett by e-mail ([email protected]) or phone (937-376-6130).
All interested individuals are also encouraged to fill out the online recruiting form also at maraudersports.com. The coaching staff requests that all individuals who fill out the forms provided as much detail as possible.
Learn-To-Row Classes in August
MORAINE — The Dayton Boat Club masters (adult) rowing program will host its late-summer learn-to-row class Friday through Sunday, Aug. 23-25, at the club’s boathouse, 3201 E. River Road, Moraine.
The three-session on-water class, open to men and women 21 and older, covers terminology, safety, stroke technique, equipment use and care, and sweep rowing in an eight-oared racing shell.
Sessions are 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24; and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. The course is $100 per person, which is deducted from a rower’s seasonal dues if he or she joins the novice team following the course. Each participant should wear comfortable, but not loose-fitting, exercise clothes and bring a water bottle, a pair of socks and a small towel. For information or to register, see http://www.daytonboatclub.org/adult-learn-to-row.html .
Drifting Championship coming to Kil-Kare
XENIA — The Midwest Drift Union has announced that the MDU Shootout will be held Friday and Saturday Sept. 6-7 at Kil-Kare Raceway. The 40-driver event will have a $10,000 purse with the winner taking home $5,000. Formula DRIFT professional licenses will be awarded for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, and additional prizes will be announced in the future.
For more series and event information, visit the Midwest Drift Union website at midwestdrift.com .
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