Local Sports Briefs


FOOTBALL

OSU All-American to speak at Carroll

RIVERSIDE — Coach Ben Rulli and the Carroll Football Letterman Club invite the Carroll community to listen to former Buckeye MVP Ahmed Plummer discuss his life experiences on “FAITH, HOPE, and LOVE.”

His July 18 visit is part of the CFLC Leadership Series. Plummer will speak at 7 p.m. in the Carroll cafeteria, and admission is free. Plummer, an Ohio State 1999 co-captain and pre-season All-American, is the template that the term student-athlete was meant to represent. He was raised in a household where academics came first, which served him well in earning Academic All-American Honors his senior year. He was selected as a first team All-Big Ten performer and was a semifinalist for the prestigious Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back. Plummer was a first-round draft choice of the San Francisco 49ers and retired after six seasons in the National Football League.

HOCKEY

H.S. development programs offered

Academy Hockey is a new and exciting opportunity for area high school players to improve skills and continue enjoying the game of hockey off-season. Academy Hockey Program goals are open opportunity (no tryouts), skills development (max touches/reps), and fun! This program is available to all area high school players and is endorsed by your Dayton area High School coaches (Alter, Beavercreek, Centerville, Springboro, and Troy). The program meets all OHSAA pre/post criteria — and former Division I Hockey players form the core of our coaching staff!

Summer camp will run from 7-8:20 p.m., July 18-21 at South Metro. Cost is $120. The 90-minute evening sessions include skills warm-ups and open non-checking fun play scrimmages.

A preseason fall camp will run on Thursdays (or Wednesday) and Sundays on Sept. 8 – Oct. 30 with one session of skills development and one session of scrimmage games, at a time and location to be announced. Cost is $400.

Camps are open to all area high school hockey players. Must have a current USA Hockey registration (last year’s is good through Aug. 31, 2016), and you need a liability waiver.

Contact Greg Gutterman 937-422-6827 AcademyHockeyOH@gmail.com . Due to OHSAA rules, please include the High School you play for in your email to us. Payments can be made out to “Academy Hockey Club” and mailed to 2182 Bandit Trail, Beavercreek OH 45434.

CAMPS

Beavercreek hosting Elite Running/Fitness Camp

BEAVERCREEK — An Elite Running/Fitness Camp, sponsored by the Beavercreek High School Cross Country team, will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. July 18-21 at Ferguson Hall on the Beavercreek High School campus, look for large tents and flags.

A Future Olympian Race of Champions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the last day of the session. Cost is $25. Make checks out to: BCCPA. Runners will learn about proper running form, how to train for distance running, strength/core training using body weight exercises, and fun running games. Contact Howard Russ 937-212-1297 or creekcc@att.net for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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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