Local Sports Briefs

January 24, 2014


WSU Director profiled in NCAA magazine

FAIRBORN — Wright State University Director of Athletics Bob Grant was recently featured in the winter 2014 issue of Champion magazine, a production of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

In the “Faces of the NCAA” column, Grant talks about some of the lengths he goes to make the Wright State student-athlete experience a special one. Grant, who took over as director nearly six years ago, attends every meeting of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), has each team over to his house for dinner and when student-athletes earn their degree, they sign the “Raider Wall” outside Grant’s office.


Season ticket and mini-plan deadlines near for Reds tickets

CINCINNATI — The deadline for Cincinnati Reds baseball season tickets and mini-plan tickets is Friday, Jan. 24. Season ticket plans are available in various sizes and times during the season. For more information and to purchase ticket plans, visit reds.com/tickets or call (513) 765-7500.

Reds Caravan to stop Saturday at Air Force Museum

CINCINNATI — National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have the opportunity to meet members of the Cincinnati Reds organization from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25. Outfielder Billy Hamilton, minor league outfielder Jesse Winker, Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning, broadcaster and former pitcher Jeff Brantley, broadcaster Jim Kelch, VP of Baseball Operations Dick Williams and mascot Rosie Red are scheduled to appear at the museum stop. The visit will begin with a question and answer session, followed by an autograph session and a chance to take photos of the Reds at the museum. Seating and autographs will only be guaranteed for the first 450 fans in attendance. Standing room will also be available for additional guests who wish to listen to the question and answer session. Visit http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123376089 for more information.


Fairborn Jr. Dribblers deadline extended

FAIRBORN — Signups are now being taken for the Fairborn Skyhawk Jr. Dribblers program. The three sessions take place at 5 p.m. Jan. 29, Jan. 30 and Feb. 3 at the Fairborn Memorial Fieldhouse, located at Baker Middle School. It is important that each participant attend all three sessions.

The Jr. Dribblers will perform during halftime of the Feb. 4 varsity boys basketball home game against Piqua. Each participant will receive free admission to the 7:30 p.m. game.

Cost is $20 per participant, which includes a Jr. Dribbler T-shirt, free hot dog and a drink. Make checks payable to: Fairborn Boys Basketball. For questions, please contact coach Nathan Chivington at: nchivington@fairborn.k12.oh.us, or call the Fairborn Athletic Department at (937) 878-6305.

The registration deadline for the annual “Skyhawk” Junior Dribbler program is extended to Tuesday, Jan. 28 due to school cancellations.

Action Sports announces softball tourney schedule

DAYTON — Action Sports will be running girls fast pitch softball tournaments this summer. The sports complex, located on 1103 Gateway Dr. in Dayton, will be offering USSSA and ASA qualifiers. Action Sports offers six skinned softball fields, state of the art lighting for night games and a red brick dust which helps prevent rain outs. To inquire about their softball tournament listings, please visit usaactionsports.com or call (937) 224-7529.


Boosters meeting moved to Jan. 30

FAIRBORN — Due to the inclement weather, the Skyhawk Athletic Club Booster meeting, originally scheduled for Thursday, has been moved to 6:30 p.m., Jan. 30 in the Fairborn High School commons area.