Beavercreek hosting Fourth of July celebration

BEAVERCREEK — The City of Beavercreek Park and Recreation committee will be hosting the Fourth of July Celebration this holiday. The city parade will start at 6 p.m. and reach from Meadowbridge to Beavercreek High School. Rotary Park will also be hosting activities. Juggler Dave will be performing at 7 p.m., Fastrax Jump Team will be at 7:30 p.m., Systems GO Rock Band at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 10 p.m.

Party in your Parks kicking off

BEAVERCREEK — Locals are invited to participate in the Party in Your Parks events this summer. Gather with your neighbors at a park near you to participate in games and activities organized by the City of Beavercreek Parks and Recreation Department.

The first event will be held from 6-8 p.m. June 26 at Grangeview Acres Park, 2816 Blythe Court. Other event include Summerfield Park on July 10, Virgallito Park on July 24 and Merrick Park on August 7.

For more information, contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department at (937) 427-5514 or email [email protected] with any questions.


Nischwitz Invitational Tournament wraps up

FAIRBORN — The 35th annual Gregg Nischwitz Invitational Tournament wrapped up with the Canes 17U club defeating the Dayton Classics 10-4.

The Canes scored five runs in the fourth inning on the way to their win. K.C. Lindon (Middletown Madison) was 3-for-4 with three singles and three runs scored for the Canes. Nate Hiles (Waynesville) finished 3-for-4 with two singles and a doubles with four RBIs. Brian Corbett was walked three times and scored twice.

Alec Shanks (Beavercreek) started at pitcher for the Canes. Jacob Banks (Northridge) and Cory Arnold (Hamilton) pitched relief.

The Classics scored two runs in the fourth and sixth innings. Alex Firsdon (Centerville) finished 2-for-4 with two singles and an RBI. Tyler Defibaugh (Northmont) was 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored. Jake McMahan (Carroll) and Nick Elmore (Beavercreek) each finished with a hit for Dayton.

Dalton Suter (Centerville), Drew Duckro (Fairmont), Gavin Linkous (Waynesville) and Tyler Phenis (Centerville) pitched for the Classics.


Wright State to offer Ralph Underhill bobbleheads

FAIRBORN — The 2015-16 Wright State basketball season will have a distinct “throwback” feel throughout the campaign to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Wright State University Nutter Center.

As one of the crucial people in setting the solid foundation for Wright State basketball at the Division I level, including the building of the Nutter Center, Wright State will be recognizing Coach Ralph Underhill with a special Coach Underhill Bobblehead Night this season.

Coach Underhill led the Raiders from the 1978-79 season through the 1995-96 season, including the 1983 Division II National Championship.

Through his 18 years at Wright State, Coach Underhill went through many transformations with the times. With that in mind, we are letting the fans vote on which Ralph Underhill from the years will be depicted on the bobblehead.

The choices are an early 80s version and early 90s version. Fans have the opportunity to vote now through Thursday, July 2. The winning version will not be revealed until it is given away to the first 2,500 fans at a “to be determined” game during the 2015-16 season.

Go to to vote for your favorite bobblehead.


Browns holding “Orange and Brown Scrimmage” in Columbus

COLUMBUS — The Cleveland Browns will host the “Orange and Brown Scrimmage” in Columbus at Ohio Stadium on Friday, Aug. 7. The intrasquad scrimmage at The Horseshoe will be from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Gates will open one hour prior to the start of the scrimmage at 5 p.m. Festivities will being on “Dog Pound Drive” (outside St. John Arena) from 4 p.m – 6 p.m.

Fans will be able to purchase tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, June 22. Tickets are free to all fans, but must be printed and presented at the gates for entry into Ohio Stadium. Seating for the scrimmage is on a first come, first serve basis despite having a section/row/seat number included on each ticket.

For more information, visit, email [email protected] or call 1-800-GOBUCKS.