Local Sports Briefs


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 9-12 grades. 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.

Elite running-fitness camp

BEAVERCREEK — An Elite Running/Fitness Camp, sponsored by the Beavercreek High School Cross Country team will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. July 18-21 at Ferguson Hall on the Beavercreek High School campus, look for large tents and flags.

A Future Olympian Race of Champions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the last day of the session. Cost is $25. Runners will learn about proper running form, how to train for distance running, strength/core training using body weight exercises, and fun running games. Contact Howard Russ 937-212-1297 or creekcc@att.net for more information.

Development program offered

BEAVERCREEK — 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!

Summer camp will run from 7-8:20 p.m., July 18-21 at South Metro. Cost is $120. The 90-minute evening sessions include skills warm-ups and open non-checking fun play scrimmages. 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.

Camps are 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.

Patriot 5K Run set

DAYTON — The Carroll Women’s Soccer 2016 Patriot 5-Kilometer Run will be held on Saturday, July 30 at Carroll High School, located at 4524 Linden Avenue. New for this year is The Little Pats Lap, for runners 7 years old and younger.

The event will start and end at Carroll High School’s Patriot Stadium, with the Little Pats Lap set for 8:40 a.m. and the Patriot 5K set to go off at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $26 for adults, $21 for students. Little Pat contestants’ fee is $6. Kids 13 and under in the 5K pay $16. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. Runners can signup online at www.alliancerunning.com/race-entry.php?id=83 through midnight, July 28. T-shirts are guaranteed to runners who register by July 15. For more details, please go to www.carrollhs.org.

Horizon League announces new format

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Horizon League Executive Council has approved a revised bracket for the 2017 Little Caesars Horizon League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships. In the new format, the women’s basketball championship will run concurrently with the men’s as “Motor City Madness” runs March 3-7, at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

The five days of games will feature men’s and women’s tournament contests on each day, beginning with the 8-9 and 7-10 games on Friday, March 3. The winners of those contests will play the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds in the second round, with the victors advancing to Monday’s semifinals. Sunday’s third round contests will see the 4-5 and 3-6 seeds play for a berth in the semifinals. Semifinal winners will meet on Tuesday, March 7, for the Horizon League title and automatic bid into the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tournaments.

All-session and single-session tickets will go on sale on Thursday, Dec. 29, at MotorCityMadness.HorizonLeague.com, the Joe Louis Arena Box Office and Ticketmaster.com.

Midwest Drift Union at Kil-Kare

WESTFIELD, Ind. — The Midwest Drift Union announced its four-race regional schedule, with a season-ending date taking place at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia.

The MDU will host events in four states over a five-month time period, beginning May 1 with an event at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. Round two will take place June 25 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind., with round three set for Aug. 20 in Detroit, Mich.

The Kil-Kare date is Sept. 17. The MDU was founded in 2010 as a Midwest regional feeder series with the intention of advancing the area’s top drifting competitors to the professional level. Last season, the top-3 drivers were rewarded with a Formula Drift Pro 2 competitors license.

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

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