August 14, 2014
Xenia hosts football class for Buccaneer moms
XENIA — Moms’ Class was held on Aug. 5 at Cox Stadium. It was an opportunity for moms of Xenia High School athletes to get first-hand knowledge of what their players do. The classroom session topics included Heads Up: Concussion Awareness, and Ohio High School rules. Jim Copes was there to provide portrait shots of the moms dressed in their helmets, shoulder pads, and jerseys.
Oakley wins Dean Memorial
XENIA —Brandon Oakley made his steady charge to the front pay off. Oakley won the third and final leg of the Robbie Dean Memorial auto race, Friday, at Kil-Kare Raceway.
Oakley passed Mike Stacy for the lead on the last lap of the 94-lap event, which is held in honor of the late racing veteran Robbie Dean who drove car no. 94.
Late Model Series drivers competed in similar Robbie Dean races at Kil-Kare, Shady Bowl and Columbus Motor Speedway throughout the season. Kyle Jones won in Columbus; Bill Burba claimed the Shady Bowl feature event. Thanks to Oakley’s win at Kil-Kare, he ultimately tied 2013 Dean Memorial title holder Greg Stapleton for the 2014 overall championship.
In the Modified division, Jack Jones put his familiar no. 20 race car out front to take the lead in lap 11, and stayed out front to carry the checker. Zack Stacy, Mike Carroll, Stapleton and Logan McPherson rounded out the top five
The street stock race saw former compact driver Bo Hoelsher win his first feature in a rear-wheel-drive car.
Kevin Mcoy recorded the first win of his career in the Compact main.
Kil-Kare will recognize several past drivers, co-owners and past track employees at Friday night’s Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at the track. A regular lineup of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series action will take place as well. Gates open at 6 p.m. Admission is $10. Seniors (65 and up), active military, police and fire officials get in for half price. Kids 12 and under with a paying adult get in free.
‘Beat Creek’ T-shirts on sale
The Xenia High School cheerleaders, in cooperation with the Xenia Touchdown Club and Trophy Sports, are now taking orders for “BEAT CREEK” T-shirts. The cost is $10 for sizes XS-XL (additional charge for larger shirts). Orders must be turned in no later than Tuesday, Aug. 19 for delivery by Wednesday, Aug. 27. Order forms with payment may be given to any XHS Cheerleader, or the forms can be found at Trophy Sports Center, located at 26 Kinsey Rd., in Xenia. Make checks payable to Trophy Sports.
Xenia High will play its season opening high school football game at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Beavercreek High School.
Alumni football teams wanted
Gridiron Alumni is planning several full-contact alumni football games. Gridiron Alumni travels the nation pitting old football rivals against each other one more time. Hundreds of players and thousands of fans swarmed stadiums to watch their hometown heroes strap it on one more time. Gridiron Alumni is targeting teams like Xenia, Beavercreek, Greeneview, and many others. Players from all local areas are invited to register to play. Players are needed to sign up for their alma mater and the first 40 players on each team get to play. The team that gets 30 people registered first gets home field advantage. The games are set for the Spring. If you or someone you know is interested in putting on the pads one more time, please go to: www.gridironalumni.com to register. If you have any questions, please call Chris at (530) 410-6396 or go to the website.
Gridiron Alumni was founded in 2010 and has raised over $250,000 for schools and charities using alumni football games as a fundraising vehicle. Gridiron Alumni football has changed lives, communities, and given thousands of men their spark back.
Introductory Lacrosse in September
BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Jump Start Sports is offering Introductory Lacrosse Camp for children in grades K-5. The camp is scheduled from 6-7:15 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 9-Oct. 14, at Rotary Park. Fee for residents is $65; non-resident fee is $75.
Experienced coaches, provided by Jump Start Sports, will lead the training on all the fundamentals, including: passing, catching, fielding ground balls, cradling, spacing, positioning and defense. Players will be divided by gender and age to play fun game situational scrimmages. Plastic sticks and soft balls will be provided.
Contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department at (937) 427-5514 or email email@example.com with any questions. View all activities at city website, http://www.beavercreekohio.gov/.