Sports Digest


Dragons hosting Heroes Night

DAYTON — The Dayton Dragons and the Dayton Development Coalition will hold the first of two Hometown Heroes™ Celebration Nights, at 7:07 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at Fifth Third Field when the Dragons play the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

The Celebration Nights are the highlight of the year-long Hometown Heroes program, which honors the area’s service men and women affiliated with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the Springfield, Ohio Air National Guard Base.

Colonel McDonald, the installation and 88th Air Base Wing commander, will swear in 12 new Air Force recruits during the game.

Major General William Cooley, the commander of Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and Colonel Bradley McDonald, the Wright-Patt installation and 88th Air Base Wing commander at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base., will throw out a first pitch.

Kids fishing derby today

BEAVERCREEK — Grab those fishing poles, bait and tackle to a new derby location 8-11:30 a.m. May 20 to Phillips Park, 2132 Dayton-Xenia Road.

Beavercreek Parks, Recreation & Culture and McAfee Heating & Air are sponsoring the ninth annual Fishing Derby. Mister C will take the stage at 10:30 a.m. to do a Hair Raising Science program. Prizes will be awarded at 11 a.m. to the child who catches the smallest, largest and most fish. No pre-registration is required.

Contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department at 937-427-5514 or email [email protected] for more information.

SW Ohio Track practices

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]

BYSA signups under way

BEAVERCREEK — Registration for the 34th season of the Beavercreek Youth Softball Association is under way. This is a co-ed recreational program for kindergarteners through seniors in high school. Good sportsmanship and team play are emphasized. Residents from surrounding communities are permitted to play. Kindergarten through the eighth grade teams are put together based on play- with requests and also grouped by schools and churches, while the ninth-10th grade league and 11-12th grade leagues are put together mostly by the players themselves.

Practices start in May and season play starts May 30 and ends late July. More information and registration forms are found at www.beavercreeksoftball.com or call 937-426-4610.

Colleen golf outing

SPRINGFIELD — The sixth annual Driving with Colleen Golf Outing will take place on June 3 with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. at Locust Hills Golf Club. All proceeds to benefit Circle of Victory. To date this event has raised nearly $30,000 to help cancer patients in Greene County. Please visit www.drivingwithcolleen.org to register to play or become a sponsor.

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.

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]

XHS Class of ‘73 golf outing

XENIA — The fifth Play it Forward golf outing and 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 2017 XHS graduate at the Awards Assembly in May. Scholarship monies are acquired from hole sponsorship, title sponsors, monetary/gift donations and, of course, golfers.

Information for sponsorship and golf registration can be obtained by contacting one of the following individuals in charge: Jerry Boggs – [email protected] 937-239-0036) or Steve Greene – [email protected]

Pacesetter Open set

BEAVERCREEK— Country Club of the North will once again play host to the 35th Pacesetter Open, Monday, June 26. The Pacesetter is a major fundraiser for the Wright State Athletic Department. All proceeds go to support Wright State’s student-athletes.

The day will include breakfast, a four-player golf scramble, and lunch served in the clubhouse afterward. Registration and warm-up will begin at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost for a foursome includes greens fee, cart, a complimentary gift, and food and beverage throughout the day. There are also sponsorship opportunities available.

For more information contact Deanna Terelle at 937-775-4936, or email her at [email protected]

Beavercreek fall basketball league

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School girls basketball program will be hosting its 18th annual girls basketball fall league. The games will be played on Sunday afternoons Sept. 10 through Oct. 22. All teams will play a total of seven games on five Sundays with no games on Sept. 17-24.

The league will be a total of 12 high school teams ninth through twelfth grade. There will be 8-10 girls per team, with only two players from each school on the same team. Space is limited to 120 players and restricted based on OHSAA rules. If interested email: [email protected] or www.beavercreekathletics.com.

Bowl with the Reds

CINCINNATI — Register today for the Cincinnati Reds Bowling Bash presented by Adams Recovery Center on Sunday, June 4 at the Super Bowl in Erlanger, Ky. Enjoy this unique opportunity to bowl alongside your favorite Reds players. The entire 2017 Reds team is scheduled to appear and help raise money for the Reds Community Fund.

Each lane of six bowlers will enjoy an evening of food, fun and bowling. Meet the 2017 Reds players and coaches, enjoy 2.5 hours of unlimited bowling, a buffet dinner, Reds gift bag and more. For more information and to sign up, visit www.reds.com/bowling or call 513-765-7240.

Dayton Boat Club offering summer camps

DAYTON — The Dayton Boat Club will be holding two Introduction to Rowing Camps this summer for youth in Grades 7-12. Each camp will consist of eight two-hour training sessions. No experience necessary. All sessions are held at the Dayton Boat Club Boathouse located on East River Road near Moraine. Session 1 will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 19 – July 1 and Session 2 — July 17 – July 29.

To register for a summer camp, or to find more information about rowing and about the Dayton Boat Club go to the club’s website at www.daytonboatclub.org.

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