Local Sports Briefs


Area players in All-Star Football Game

CENTERVILLE — Greene County-area football players will be on both sides of the line of scrimmage for the 32nd annual Miami Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star Football game, which will be held Friday, June 12 at Centerville High School.

The “Great Clips Pigskin Classic” is set to kick-off at 7 p.m. Earl White of Dayton Belmont will be head coach of the South squad, and Riverside Stebbins head coach Trace Smitherman will head the North team.

Xenia defensive back Khalil Capers and Greeneview linebacker Chance Frye will team up to play for the North.

Beavercreek assistant coach Bosie Miliner is also listed on the North team.

The South team has its share of Greene County talent as well: Greenon’s defensive lineman Aaron Leciegewski, Fairborn offensive lineman Corey Gayheart, and Cedarville wideout Brant Wickline have been named to the South squad.

Greeneview hosting Golf Scramble

The Greeneview Athletic Department will be hosting a golf scramble on Saturday, June 6 at Sebastian Hills Golf Club, 1100 Knoll Haven Rd., in Xenia. Cost is $60 per player. For more information contact Mark Rinehart, AD at (937) 675-9711, ext. 208, or by email at mark.rinehart@gvlsd.org .


Film company hosting local tryouts June 15 and 16

BELLBROOK — Baseball fans in the Miami Valley can directly participate in a crowd funding initiative at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on June 15 and 16 at Bellbrook High School. Registration will take place at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day.

The initiative incorporates a talent search by nominating baseball players and non-players to play key roles in a movie titled “Last At Bat,” based on a novel by Kettering resident Mark Donahue.

The program, titled The Search for Dylan Michael, will seek baseball players from the ages of 8-25 to play Michael (the story’s main character) at various stages of his life in addition to non-players for other roles.

As part of the Last at Bat crowd funding project, persons who donate at least $50 at www.LastAtBatTheMovie.com will receive a myriad of thank you gifts based on the amount of their donation, including passes to attend the auditions to be held in Bellbrook. However, auditions are open to anyone.

The three winning participants ultimately selected will each receive a $5,000 acting fee, and up to 100 players – girls, boys, men and women of all ages – are needed to play teammates and opponents in the film. Men and women are also needed to play coaches, umpires, extras and other roles.

Players are encouraged to register online, but may register the day of the event. This is the second Miami Valley tryout. There will be up to 15 tryouts across the country over the next six months.

Several rounds of tryouts will occur this spring and summer. Times, dates and locations will be announced on www.LastAtBatTheMovie.com as well as other information. Final casting selections will be made around September 30, 2015.


Reds going for World Record

CINCINNATI — Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds, Chevrolet and GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ are joining together to attempt to set the world record for the Largest Game of Catch, during MLB All-Star Week in Cincinnati. The event, which will be presented by Chevrolet, will be held at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 9.

In order for the record to be set, a minimum of 250 pairs of young people (ages 8 – 18) must participate in the game of catch. The overall event will be open to the general public, with those within the age range of 8-18 eligible to participate in the record-setting attempt. Space is limited so fans wishing to attend are encouraged to register at allstargame.com/catch. Registration will be closed once the capacity of the Urban Youth Academy is reached. Participants are encouraged to bring their own gloves. All participants will receive a t-shirt, a baseball and snacks. Additional sponsors supporting the event include Aquafina, Gatorade and Kellogg’s.

Immediately following the record-setting attempt, the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation will conduct an instructional clinic. The program will consist of baseball and softball drills led by the Foundation staff for all registered attendees.

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