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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.

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.

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.

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.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send all local sports information to the following email addresses: sports@xeniagazette.com and/or jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thanks!

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send all local sports information to the following email addresses: sports@xeniagazette.com and/or jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thanks!

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