Local Sports Briefs


BANQUETS

Charger 300 Club event tonight

PIQUA — The Edison State Community College Foundation and Athletics Department are partnering to host the seventh annual Charger 300 Club event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. The event is held to help raise funds for the college’s athletic programs.

A reverse raffle will highlight the evening’s events, with one lucky winner walking away with a $10,000 prize. Other cash drawings will be held throughout the night and ticket holders are not required to be present to win.

Tickets are $100 per couple and include all-you-can-eat buffet, beverages, entertainment, and a chance to win. A silent auction will also be held featuring items such as NFL tickets, Dayton Dragon tickets, gift cards, and more.

Funds raised by the event assist Edison State in providing the best experience possible for student-athletes and have previously assisted the teams in post-season travel, uniform expenses, and equipment and facility upgrades.

Edison State’s baseball, basketball, and volleyball teams compete in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference and are Division II members of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Within the last year, Edison State has also made the club sports of cross country and women’s soccer available to students.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the Charger 300 Club event, go online to www.edisonohio.edu/charger300 or call Nate Cole at 937-381-1555.

HIGH SCHOOL

Xenia taking Hall of Fame nominations

XENIA — Nominations for Class of 2016 inductees into the Xenia Athletic Hall of Fame are now being accepted.

A nomination form can be obtained by going to the Xenia Community Schools official website, then to the Athletics link, and then to the Athletic Hall of Fame link. An individual, a team, a coach, and/or a community contributor can be nominated. These nominations can be for those athletes, teams, coaches, and community contributors who were associated with Xenia Central, Xenia High School, Xenia East, and/or Spring Valley. Nominations will be considered from all eras. The deadline to submit nomination forms is April 6.

For more details, please contact Gregg Cross at 937-372-5417.

SOCCER

Galaxies hosting boys soccer event

XENIA — The Ohio Galaxies Spring Boys college soccer showcase will take place March 18-20 at the Athletes in Action Sports Complex.

A record 110 teams coming from West Virginia, Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio will visit the Xenia area in hopes of good spring weather and excellent competition.

The Showcase will also be held at Wright State University and University of Dayton which will provide excellent exposure to local area college coaches. Due to the high number of teams, the tournament will also make use of local area High Schools such as: Beavercreek; Bellbrook; Vandalia Butler; Centerville; Springboro; and Huber Heights Wayne. Each High School has top-level athletic sports turf fields which will accommodate all the competition in almost all weather conditions.

Local fans are welcome to come out and experience the high soccer competition. Schedules and directions to the fields can be found at www.OhioGalaxiesFC.com.

Nike extends deal with Dayton Dutch Lions

DAYTON — The Dayton Dutch Lions Football Club and Nike have agreed on a multi-year partnership extension that will continue to provide the DDL FC youth athletes, Men’s and Women’s soccer teams and coaches with the necessary tools to help compete at the next level.

The partnership features various components over a two-year period, such as Nike’s support for the DDL FC youth academy with new uniforms and coaching apparel, new kits for the Men’s team participating in the Premier Development League and new kits for the Women’s team participating in the Women’s Premier Soccer League. In addition, Nike will provide graphic displays to support club programs, tournaments and operations at the home soccer facility, the DOC stadium on the campus of West Carrollton High School.

The home uniform will be featured at the opening men’s match,at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21 versus the Cincinnati Dutch Lions. Sales for the 2016 Nike uniform will be launched online in mid-May and at all 2016 home games.

Full 2016 match schedule, ticket information and Club webstore items can be found at www.ddlfc.com or contacting the Dutch Lions’ home office at (937) 530-2123.

BASEBALL

Dragons single-game tickets on sale

DAYTON — Dayton Dragons 2016 single-game tickets will are now on sale at the Dragons Box Office located next to the main entry gates at Fifth Third Field.

Opening Day for the Dragons is set for 4 p.m., Saturday, April 9 against the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The Dragons are scheduled to play 70 home games during the regular season. They will officially begin their 17th season of Midwest League baseball April 7 at Bowling Green.

The box office will be open throughout the season from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. On weekend game dates, the box office will open at noon and close in the seventh inning. The box office will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays when the team is on the road.

Single-game tickets can be purchased in person, at the Dragons box office, any Miami Valley Kroger store, or any Ticketmaster outlet, online, at daytondragons.com, or by calling the Dragons Box office at (937) 228-2287; or Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at (937) 228-2323.

There is never a convenience charge for tickets purchased at the Dragons box office. There is also no convenience charge for tickets purchased from the Dragons by phone at (937) 228-2287 (a shipping charge is added for tickets that are mailed).

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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