Local Sports Briefs


Beavercreek’s Booher to enjoy Home Run for Life, today

DAYTON —Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Dayton Dragons will welcome 13-year-old Caulin Booher during the unique “Home Run for Life” program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15 when the Dayton Dragons take on the South Bend Cubs at Fifth Third Field.

The Anthem Home Run for Life program provides children in the Dayton region who are battling serious medical conditions with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Each honoree gets to take a lap around the bases at Fifth Third Field during a sold-out Dragons home game while the crowd cheers them on.

Booher, a 13-year-old student at Beavercreek’s Jacob Coy Middle School, had his last round of chemotherapy in March, 2013 in a bout with T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). He said he is extremely grateful to be in remission.

“This experience has taught me to be thankful for what you have and to not take anything for granted because it can be taken away quickly,” he said.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and the Dayton Dragons applaud all those who have been instrumental in Caulin’s life, including his parents Larry and Suzanne, his sister Madison, his specialist Dr. Dole and his entire medical team. Please join us in cheering on Caulin as he completes his Home Run for Life at Fifth Third Field on June 15.

Nischwitz Tourney this weekend

FAIRBORN — The annual Gregg Nischwitz Memorial baseball tournament will take place Thursday-Sunday at Nischwitz Stadium on the Wright State University campus. Five amateur baseball teams from the Miami Valley area are scheduled to compete in a round-robin tournament with the two top teams set to vie for the tournament championship at 10 a.m. Sunday.

All games will be broadcast on the Gem City Sports Network. (radio1.gemcitysports.com)

THURSDAY’S GAME: Classics vs. Canes, 6 p.m.

FRIDAY’S GAMES: Sidney vs. Ohio Thunder, 11:30 a.m.; Canes vs. Sidney, 2 p.m.; Ohio Thunder vs. Coasters, 4:30 p.m.; Coasters vs. Classics 7 p.m.

SATURDAY’S GAMES: Canes vs. Ohio Thunder, 9 a.m.; Coasters vs. Canes, 11:30 a.m.; Ohio Thunder vs. Classics, 2 p.m.; Sidney vs. Coasters, 4:30 p.m.; Classics vs. Sidney, 7 p.m.

SUNDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Teams with the top-2 records, 10 a.m.

Reds hosting ‘Night of Their Own’ July 21

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds baseball organization will be hosting the third annual A Night of Their Own — Baseball 101 event from 4:30 – 9:30 p.m July 21 at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati. The event is a chance for women of all ages to “eat, play and learn with Reds coaches, broadcasters, staff and special guests to get an inside look at the game of baseball.”

A dinner buffet will be served from 5:30 -6:30 p.m., followed by the chance to throw on the pitcher’s mound, shag fly balls in the outfield and even take a few swings at live pitches in the batter’s box. Attendees will meet Reds manager Bryan Price, and broadcasters Marty and Thom Brennaman. Attendees will also get baseball tips from members of the Reds coaching staff, including third base coach and former Cincinnati Reds player Billy Hatcher.

Cost is $175 which includes an upscale buffet with open bar, an upgraded gift bag featuring an exclusive ladies Reds watch and a Reds wine tumbler, a ticket to an upcoming Reds baseball game, and an extensive guided tour of the ball park.

All proceeds will benefit outreach programs of the Reds Community Fund.


Volleyball coaches wanted

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview Middle School is looking for Volleyball Coaches for the seventh and eighth grade for this Fall 2016 season. If interested, please email Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at: [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]

Play it Forward Golf Outing June 18

XENIA — The Annual Play it Forward golf outing, hosted by the Xenia High School Class of 1973, is scheduled for a 9 a.m. shotgun start on Saturday, June 18 at Sebastian Hills Golf Club on Knollhaven Road. The outing will include a light breakfast, a full picnic-style lunch and beverages, in addition to prizes and raffles. The event is open to the public.

The goal of the fundraiser and scholarship award is to give back to current XHS graduates in need. The XHS Class of ’73 will award its third $4,000 scholarship to a deserving 2016 XHS graduate at the Awards Assembly in May. Scholarship monies are acquired from hole sponsorships ($100), title sponsors (ranging from $250 – $1000), monetary/gift donations and, of course, golfers.

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 – [email protected] Sheryl Haines Yeazel – [email protected] .


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.

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

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