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COLLEGE

Curylo leaves Raiders for UIC

FAIRBORN — Lynn Curylo, Wright State head softball coach the past six seasons, has accepted a similar position at the University of Illinois Chicago, her alma mater.

During her tenure, Curylo directed the Raiders to 147 wins, including a school-record 37 in 2016. WSU also posted an 18-6 mark in Horizon League play, with the 18 wins setting a program record. Over Curylo’s six years as head coach, Wright State posted a 77-54 record in league play.

WSU advanced to the league championship game in each of the last two seasons and advanced to the winner’s bracket final in 2013.

In all, five Raiders earned First Team All-Horizon League honors with Curylo at the helm, three of those in 2016 in shortstop Becka Peterson, pitcher Ashley Sharp and outfielder Honnah Susor. 14 players received Second Team honors, five were named to the All-Freshman/Newcomer Team and 10 were selected to the All-Tournament Team.

HOCKEY

H.S. fall camp 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!

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.

Camp is 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.

AUTO RACING

Tickets on sale for Night Fall drifting event at Kil-Kare

Street League Drifting will host a Night Fall drifting event, Aug. 6 at Kil-Kare Raceway, located at 1166 Dayton-Xenia Road in Xenia. Gates open for drivers at noon with a drivers’ meeting set for 1:30 p.m. Hot laps are set to start at 2 p.m. Spectator gates open at 4 p.m.

Street League is an affordable series for drivers and teams to put their personal style and driving ability on display. Tandem, individual and team drifting competitions are scheduled to take place.

Go to: https://streetleaguedrifting.ticketleap.com/nightfall/ for ticket information. Kids 12 and under get in free.

BASEBALL

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 your sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to: jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you.

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

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