Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

Southwest District announces schedule changes

DAYTON — In order to enable New Carlisle Tecumseh and Sidney students to follow both their girls and basketball tournament games on Friday, the schedule has been adjusted for Friday’s girls games at Troy High School, as well as the boys tournament games at Vandalia Butler High School.

The Beavercreek girls will now play Tecumseh at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 19, at Troy High School. The winners of the Piqua vs Sidney and Stebbins vs Springboro games would play at 7:30 p.m., also at Troy High School. These games at Troy High School on Friday Feb. 19, will begin one half hour earlier than originally scheduled because the Sidney boys and Tecumseh boys play on Friday, February 19 as well.

New game schedule for girls sectional finals at Troy High School on Friday, Feb 19 is as follows:

• Beavercreek/Troy vs. Tecumseh 5:30 p.m.

• Piqua/Sidney vs. Stebbins/Springboro 7 p.m.

In addition, to alleviate the conflict arising with the boys playing simultaneously, the order of boys sectional games at Vandalia Butler High School on Friday, February 19 will be as follows:

• 5:30 p.m., Centerville vs. Fairmont

• 7 p.m., Troy vs. Xenia

• 8:30 p.m. Sidney vs. Tecumseh

Greeneview seeks two coaches

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview High School is looking for a Reserve Softball Coach for this spring and Varsity Volleyball Coach for the Fall 2016 season. If interested, please email resume and letter of interest to Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at mark.rinehart@gvlsd.org .

Xenia boys tournament tickets on sale

XENIA — Xenia Boys Basketball opens tournament play at 7 p.m. Friday February 19 against Troy at Butler High School in Vandalia.

Tickets are on sale daily in the Athletic Office daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Pre Sale tickets are $6, all tickets at the game are $7.

Dayton Dutch Lions hosting tryout

DAYTON — The Dayton Dutch Lions FC are excited to announce an open tryout for its men’s soccer team that competes in the United Soccer League Premier Developmental League (USL PDL). The tryout will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday March 20, at DOC Stadium in West Carrollton.

The tryout will be run and overseen by head coach Sid van Druenen and his coaching staff. The day will start with a quick club presentation followed by a 30-45 minute training session and 11 vs. 11 games.

“We have a quality group of guys committed to our program already and we are hoping to fill the remaining spots on our roster” Coach van Druenen said.

The 2016 USL PDL season sees the Dayton Dutch Lions FC play, among others, against 2015 season champions KW United and 2014 season champions Michigan Bucks.

“It is a very strong league and we play in a very strong conference, making this, in my opinion, the best possible platform for aspiring professional players to train and compete in during the summer,” said van Druenen.

A $50 registration fee is charged to participate in the tryout. Payment via credit card, cash or money order will be available the morning of the tryout.

More information about the 2016 USL PDL League season can be found on the Dayton Dutch Lions FC website, www.ddlfc.com .

BASEBALL CAMP

Beavercreek baseball clinic March 12

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School varsity baseball team will hold its sixth annual youth baseball clinic on Saturday, March 12. The clinic is for youth baseball players ages 8-14 and will be held in the main and auxiliary gyms at Beavercreek High School.

The morning session is for players ages 8-10 and costs $30. It begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 11 a.m. The afternoon session is for ages 11-14. The full afternoon session is from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a pitching-only segment from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for older players is $40.

Registration and fees will be processed on the day of the clinic. A camp t-shirt will be provided to all participants. Members of the team and the coaching staff will conduct the clinic. All proceeds from the clinic will go to the Beavercreek varsity baseball team.

Participants should bring their gloves, bats and helmets. Please note that if weather permits, portions of the clinic could be conducted outside. Participants should also bring cleats and suitable clothing.

RUNNING

Arnold 5K run set for March 6

COLUMBUS — The 16th annual Arnold 5K will be held on Sunday, March 6 in downtown Columbus. The race is part of the Arnold Sports Festival Weekend. All entrants receive an Arnold 5K race T-shirt and a free entry ($20 value) to the 27th Annual Arnold Sports Festival after the race, plus the top 500 finishers receive Arnold 5K medals.

For more information go to www.runohio.com or contact Matt McGowan – runohio@ee.net, 740-587-0376. The Arnold 5K Pump and Run registration is closed.

SIGNUPS

Fairborn girls softball taking registrations

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Girls Softball Association is now accepting registrations for its fastpitch girls 10U to 18U and slowpitch girls 5-20 leagues. Girls from all communities are welcome.

Registration fee is $70 starting March 1, with a $10 discount for additional family members.

In-person registration will take place from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 21 at The Inside Scoop, located at 313 W. Main St.

For more information, visit the FGSA website at: fgsasoftball.com, or send email to: fgssasoftball.com.

Bellbrook announces league signups

BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook Lions Club and Bellbrook T-Ball would like to announce registrations for the Summer Baseball/Softball program for children ages 6 through 15. Registration will take place at Stephen Bell Elementary in front of the gym entrance from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 27th, and from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3rd. Parents may also register their children by visiting the Lion’s Club website at www.bellbrooklions.org and follow the “Sports” link to T-Ball, Baseball and Softball registrations.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

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