Local Sports Briefs


RUNNING

Patriot 5K Run set for July 30

RIVERSIDE — The Carroll Women’s Soccer 2016 Patriot 5-Kilometer Run will be held on Saturday, July 30 at Carroll High School, located at 4524 Linden Avenue. New for this year is The Little Pats Lap, for runners 7 years old and younger.

The event will start and end at Carroll High School’s Patriot Stadium, with the Little Pats Lap set for 8:40 a.m. and the Patriot 5K set to go off at 9 a.m.

Registration fee is $26 for adults, $21 for students. Little Pat contestants’ fee is $6. Kids 13 and under in the 5K pay $16. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. Runners can signup online at www.alliancerunning.com/race-entry.php?id=83 through midnight, July 28. T-shirts are guaranteed to runners who register by July 15.

For more details, please go to www.carrollhs.org.

AUTO RACING

Hensel Night at Shady Bowl

DEGRAFF — Shady Bowl Speedway will honor the memory of one its most loyal employees Saturday night, July 9 when it hosts the “Racing for Rick“ late model feature. Rick and wife Mary Jane of Bellefontaine worked at the speedway for over three decades. In that span, Rick was groundskeeper, maintenance man, flagman and pit steward. Mary Jane and most of the family worked the concession stands. Rick lost his battle with a lengthy illness in June. The Central Ohio Late Model Alliance (COLA) will sanction the “Racing for Rick 50.”

It will be the second race for the series, with Fairborn’s Jim Lewis Jr. taking the inaugural win. In addition, the modifieds, street stocks, pure stocks, compacts, tuners and spectator drag races will also be held. Racing will start at 7 p.m.

The Bobby Korn Memorial late model race will be rescheduled for a later date.

Midwest Drift Union at Kil-Kare in September

WESTFIELD, Ind. — The Midwest Drift Union announced its four-race regional schedule, with a season-ending date taking place at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia.

The MDU will host events in four states over a five-month time period, beginning May 1 with an event at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. Round two will take place June 25 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind., with round three set for Aug. 20 in Detroit, Mich.

The Kil-Kare date is Sept. 17. The MDU was founded in 2010 as a Midwest regional feeder series with the intention of advancing the area’s top drifting competitors to the professional level. Last season, the top-3 drivers were rewarded with a Formula Drift Pro 2 competitors license.

SOCCER

Dynamo close out season this weekend

DAYTON — The Dayton Dynamo will play their final National Premier Soccer League match of the season on Friday, and has a non-league match on Sunday.

Friday’s July 8 match against the Michigan Stars will be the team’s final match in NPSL action. The game is set for a 7 p.m. start at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.

Sunday’s match is the Dynamo’s final match of the season. They’ll host the Chicago Mustangs for a 2 p.m. battle on Wright State University’s Alumni Field. In addition to available general admission seats, $5 lawn seats are also available.

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 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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