Local Sports Briefs


PARALYMPICS

Norman world Athlete of the Month finalist

Grace Norman, of Jamestown, has been listed as finalist as the International Paralympic Committee Athlete of the Month, for July.

The recent Xenia Christian High School graduate became the International Triathlon Union’s PT4-class world champion when she won the Paratriathlon World Championships in July in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

She’s the first paratriathlete to ever be nominated as a finalist for the Allianz Athlete of the Month poll.

Other finalists are: Gordon Reid, Great Britain (Wheelchair Tennis); Anton Datsko, Ukraine (Wheelchair Fencing); Richard Whitehead, Great Britain (Track & Field); and Libby Clegg, Great Britain (Track & Field).

The public has until 6 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday (Aug. 10) to vote for the athlete they want to be the Allianz Athlete of the Month for July 2016 via the www.paralympic.org homepage.

The nominations are compiled from submissions by National Paralympic Committees and International Federations.

AUTO RACING

Night Fall drifting event Saturday at Kil-Kare

XENIA — Street League Drifting will host a Night Fall drifting event, Saturday 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.

FOOTBALL

Bocce Blitz to benefit Carroll HS football program

RIVERSIDE — The second annual “Bocce Blitz” will be held Saturday, Aug. 20. at Sons of Bella Vista Hall at 2625 County Line Rd. Proceeds will benefit the Carroll Letterman Club which supports the Carroll High School football program.

First round starts at 3 p.m. The Bocce Blitz will recognize two special teams in Carroll history: the class of 1975 with an 8-2 record during the 1974 season; and the class of 2006 with an 11-3 record during the 2005 season.

The cost is $75 per player, including a steak dinner, or $30 for the dinner only, if pre-registered by Aug. 19. Players from the classes of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 will be charged only $10 to play. Registration can be made at www.CarrollLettermanClub.com or can be mailed to 334 Grove Ave., Cincinnati, 45215 with checks payable to the Carroll Letterman Club.

YOUTH WRESTLING

Fairborn Youth Wrestling program seeks coaches, directors

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Varsity Wrestling program is looking to start up the Skyhawk Youth wrestling program. Fairborn is currently looking for coaches and directors. If interested, please contact head coach Bill Dawson at (937) 302-7094 or the high school athletic office at (937) 878-6305.

BASEBALL

Reds offering ‘Sliding into Om’ yoga session

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball organization is inviting yoga practitioners of all skills and ages to enjoy “Sliding into Om,” a one-hour yoga session, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday Sept. 3 on the Great American Ball Park outfield in downtown Cincinnati.

For $15, fans can practice yoga on the outfield, and get a View Level ticket to the 1:10 p.m. Sept. 4 Reds game with the St. Louis Cardinals. All yoga participants will be recognized during the seventh inning stretch.

For $25, fans can obtain the same package as above, plus receive an exclusive Cincinnati Reds yoga mat.

Anyone 12 or younger can participate in the event for free, if they are accompanied by a paying adult. Parking is not included. To reserve a spot online, go to: reds.com/yoga.

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 of your local sports signups, team photos or announcements to either of these email addresses: sports@xeniagazette.com; and/or jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you!

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send all of your local sports signups, team photos or announcements to either of these email addresses: sports@xeniagazette.com; and/or jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you!

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