Local Sports Briefs


GOLF

Wagner, Witt, Goecke win junior golf opener

XENIA — Twenty junior golfers teed it up in the Wednesday Junior League at WGC Golf Course. Olivia Wagner fired a one-over-par 36 to win the girls division. Myles Witt shot a 40 to win the junior boys division while Tyler Goecke posted a 38 to win the senior boys division. Witt won the longest putt contest and Goecke hit the closest-to-the -pin shot to win that contest. Play will resume next Wednesday at 11 a.m. and will feature a long drive contest.

BASEBALL

Scouts 8U tryouts July 5

XENIA — The Xenia Scouts will hold an open tryout for a 2017 8U team at 6 p.m. July 5 at the Athletes In Action Sports Complex, July 5th at 6pm. This is a new team and will need a coaching staff and 12 players.

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.

TRACK & FIELD

SW Ohio Track Club program under way

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club’s Summer Track and Field Program has begun. This program is open to youth 7 years older and older including Masters. Practices are on 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Yellow Springs High School through July 21. The summer program is a certified USATF program with excellent coaching and training. For more information contact Peter Dierauer via email at president@swohiotc.org or phone 815-990-8452.

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.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

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: mark.rinehart@gvlsd.org .

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send all sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to: jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send all sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to: jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you.

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