Local Sports Briefs


GOLF

Junior Golfers swing well at WGC

XENIA — Twenty-two junior golfers braved the heat and teed it up in the Wednesday Junior Golf League at WGC golf course.

Ian Rinehart won the sub-junior division with a 36. Josh Kochersperger posted a 44 to capture the junior division. Anna Nartker won the girls division with a 46. Jake Tibbs and Josh Sutton tied for first in the senior boys divison with 45s.

Brenden Renna had the closest-to-the-pin shot on hole number seven. Mason Blount made the longest putt on hole six. Xenia High golfer Travis Newell won the closest-to-the-pin second shot on hole three.

Next Wednesday will be the Grand Finale complete with a scramble format including longest drive, closest-to-the-pin and other novelty contests.

AUTO RACING

Tickets on sale for Night Fall drifting event at Kil-Kare

Street League Drifting will host a Night Fall drifting event, Aug. 6 at Kil-Kare Raceway, located at 1166 Dayton-Xenia Road in Xenia. Gates open for drivers at noon with a drivers’ meeting set for 1:30 p.m. Hot laps are set to start at 2 p.m. Spectator gates open at 4 p.m.

Street League is an affordable series for drivers and teams to put their personal style and driving ability on display. Tandem, individual and team drifting competitions are scheduled to take place.

Go to: https://streetleaguedrifting.ticketleap.com/nightfall/ for ticket information. Kids 12 and under get in free.

BASEBALL

Reds hosting ‘Night of Their Own’

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.

BASKETBALL

Girls fall leagues filling now

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School girls basketball program will be hosting the 17th Annual Girls Basketball Fall League from Sept. 11 to Oct. 23 on Sundays at the high school, located at 2660 Dayton-Xenia Road.

All teams will play a total of seven games on five Sundays with no game TBA (to accommodate the college exposure tournaments, date subject to change).

The league will be a total of 12 high school teams (ninth through 12th grade). There will be 8-10 girls per team, keeping in mind that only two players from each school may play on the same team (per the Ohio High School Athletic Association rule). Space is limited to 120 players and restricted based on OHSAA rules. The talent level will be balanced as much as possible across all teams and a coach will be supplied for each team.

Deadline is Aug. 22, or until the league is full. Cost is $75 per player, which includes a numbered jersey. Make checks payable to: Beavercreek Athletic Boosters.

Questions should be directed to Art Zimmerman at 937-426-9509, or send email to: BHSfallleague@aol.com. Additional registration forms may be downloaded from http://beavercreekathletics.com/ or Facebook – Beavercreek Fall League.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send in your sports scores, team photos and other area information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to: jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you!

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send in your sports scores, team photos and other area information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to: jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you!