Local Sports Briefs

By Zachary Gregory

July 17, 2014

Dragons hosting movie night at Fifth Third

DAYTON — The Dayton Dragons are hosting Donatos Pizza Family Movie Night with a showing of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” (rated PG) on the giant video board at 8 p.m. August 23 at Fifth Third Field. The gates for the event open at 6 p.m. Families are invited to bring a blanket and find a spot on the stadium’s outfield grass and enjoy a night of fun at the ballpark.

Groups are advised to arrive early not only to secure a great spot, but also to enjoy the festivities before the movie begins. Kids will get to see Dragons mascots Heater and Gem, enjoy plenty of inflatable games, see some great skits from the Green Team and have some ballpark food.

To get tickets to the event, all fans have to do is order any large Donatos pizza or oven baked sub from any Dayton-area Donatos location to get an order form for up to five movie night tickets.

Bethel and Brown Hired for Raider Athletics

FAIRBORN — Chris Bethel, former patron services manager for the Wright State Nutter Center, and Joylynn Brown, former WSU head volleyball coach, have been named assistant athletics director for facilities and assistant athletics director for internal operations for Wright State athletics, respectively.

Bethel served with the WSU Nutter Center since 2000 as patron services manager and oversaw various areas, including facility scheduling for the Nutter Center, all athletic fields and McLin Gym as well as parking, ushers and guest services. He acted as the main contact for many events which included preparing contractual agreements, planning as well as coordination of event set up and tear down.

“Our department has had the pleasure of working with Chris for the last several years and he has impressed us with his professionalism, helpfulness, organization and character,” said WSU director of athletics Bob Grant. “He will be a very valuable addition to our team.”

With the athletic department, Bethel will oversee the day-to-day activities, scheduling and rental of the facilities as well as the upkeep and maintenance. He graduated from Wright State in 1999 with a degree in business management.

Brown, who played volleyball at WSU 1989-1992, was an assistant coach for the program from 1995 to 1998 and then head coach until 2005 when she chose to step down to concentrate on other endeavors. During her time as head coach, she was named the Horizon League Coach of the Year in 2001 when she was also selected as the AVCA Midwest Region Coach of the Year.

“Joylynn’s infectious personality and tremendous attitude have always stood out, but the genuine commitment she had for our student-athletes’ success and well-being really make her an ideal fit for our culture,” Grant said. “It is always special when we are able to tap into our “Raider Family” for these types of key hires.”

Brown’s duties will include oversight of internal departmental operations, human resources and sport supervision. She graduated from Wright State in 1993 with a communications studies degree and a concentration in English.

Yellow Springs hosting soccer tourney

YELLOW SPRINGS — Yellow Springs High School will be hosting its first annual 2014 Yellow Springs High School Boys Pre-Season Soccer Tournament, Friday July 18 at the high school. The tournament is open to all high school teams and will be played on six fields located at Yellow Springs High School.