Local Sports Briefs


AUTO RACING

Shady Bowl hosting doubleheader

DEGRAFF — Shady Bowl Speedway will host two big days of action this weekend. Saturday will feature late models, modifieds, street stocks, pure stocks, tuners and compacts on the oval.

It will be double points night in all classes.

The current standings show Jim Lewis, Jr. leading Mike Ward in late models. The modifieds are led by Greg Stapleton with Brad Yelton in the runner-up spot. The street stock standings show Buck Purtee leading Rodney Roush. Matt Jackson is the top driver in the tuner class as he leads Terry Eaton. Larry Adams is the man in charge of the compact points. Zach Doolin is trying to close the gap, as he is second. In pure stocks, Jason Purtee leads Rob Bryant.

It will also be Dayton Auto Racing Fan Club, with all current members admitted for half price to the grandstands.

On Sunday, Spinning Wheel Productions will rent the speedway to put on a demo derby. In addition there will be a swap meet. Vendors can start setting up at 9 a.m., with the meet opening at noon. There will be events for mowers, mild weld, street stock, compacts and trucks. If you need more information, please contact Tim Williams (937-726-6274) or Josh Henry (937-859-2112). The action will begin at 3 p.m.

BASEBALL

Nischwitz Tourney this weekend

FAIRBORN — The annual Gregg Nischwitz Memorial baseball tournament will take place through Sunday at Nischwitz Stadium on the Wright State University campus. Five amateur baseball teams from the Miami Valley area are scheduled to compete in a round-robin tournament with the two top teams set to vie for the tournament championship at 10 a.m. Sunday.

All games will be broadcast on the Gem City Sports Network. (radio1.gemcitysports.com)

SATURDAY’S GAMES: Canes vs. Ohio Thunder, 9 a.m.; Coasters vs. Canes, 11:30 a.m.; Ohio Thunder vs. Classics, 2 p.m.; Sidney vs. Coasters, 4:30 p.m.; Classics vs. Sidney, 7 p.m.

SUNDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP GAME: Teams with the top-2 records, 10 a.m.

Bob Ross Classic to showcase area H.S. talent

DAYTON — The Miami Valley’s top high school baseball talent will be on display during the 16th Annual Bob Ross Classic AT 7 p.m., Saturday, June 18 at Fifth Third Field. The exhibition game, presented by the Bob Ross Auto Group, will showcase 26 of the best incoming high school seniors (class of 2017) from 16 different schools in the Miami Valley.

Admission to the game is FREE and the stadium gates will open one hour before the first pitch, at 6 p.m. The 16th Annual Bob Ross Classic will feature the same attractions as Dayton Dragons games, with team mascots Heater & Gem, inflatables for kids, music, entertainment, and stadium concessions.

The players who will participate in the 16th Annual Bob Ross Classic were selected by area coaches and will be seniors in the upcoming school year. The exhibition serves as a springboard to college and professional baseball, as scouts and college coaches attend the game each year.

TRACK & FIELD

SW Ohio Track Club program under way

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club’s Summer Track and Field Program has begun. This program is open to youth (7 years older) and older (including Masters). Practices are on 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Yellow Springs HS through July 21. The summer program is a certified USATF program with excellent coaching and training. For more information contact Peter Dierauer via email at president@swohiotc.org or phone 815-990-8452 .

OLYMPICS

Ritter’s hosting Olympic sendoff, June 24

BEAVERCREEK — Ritter’s Frozen Custard, on 2531 Dayton Xenia Road, will host an Olympic Trials Send Off celebration for international race walking competitor Susan Randall, of Beavercreek. Randall is one of the top-14 racewalkers in the nation who will be competing in the U.S. Olympic Trials on June 30-July 2 in Charlotte, N.C.

The Send Off will take place from 5-8 p.m. June 24 at Ritter’s. Randall will be on hand, and several area businesses have provided Raffle Baskets for the occasion. Tickets cost $5 for six, $10 for 12. A percentage of the evening’s sales at Ritter’s will go to help support Randall’s Olympic effort.

Rowing Assn. hosting Olympic Day

DAYTON — The Greater Dayton Rowing Association (GDRA) will be hosting a learn to row Olympic Day to attract new rowers to the sport. They are the only local team that will send local athletes to compete at the 2016 Youth National Championships in West Windsor, N.J., in June. GDRA and fellow sponsors will hold the learn to row on June 25. An Olympic athlete will be on-site, and there will be several activities to introduce the sport to the public.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Volleyball coaches wanted

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview Middle School is looking for Volleyball Coaches for the seventh and eighth grade for this Fall 2016 season. If interested, please email Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at: mark.rinehart@gvlsd.org .

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to: jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you!

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to: jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you!

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