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Skyhawks win GWOC South

FAIRBORN — Host Fairborn High’s baseball team played under the lights at Nischwitz Stadium on the Wright State University campus, beating Xenia 4-0. The win gives the Skyhawks the outright Greater Western Ohio Conference,

American South divisional championship. Offensively, Dustin Myers paced the Skyhawks going 3-for-3 with a single, double and triple. Ryan Profitt pitched a complete-game one-hit shutout with 17 strikeouts. The Skyhawks are back in action at 5 p.m. Wednesday May 3 at home versus Xenia. There will be a ceremony before the game for Senior Night.

Heckman HL’s Field Athlete of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS — For the second time this season, sophomore Maria Heckman of the Wright State track team has been selected as the Horizon League Field Athlete of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday by the league office.

Heckman (Minster) set a school record in the pole vault at the RedHawk Invitational Saturday in Oxford, as she cleared a distance of 3.80 meters. That broke her previous school record of 3.65 meters (12 feet, 5.606 inches) that she set on April 1 at the Miami Duals.

Along with her top performance in the pole vault, Heckman, who also named the league’s Field Athlete of the Week on April 4, holds the team’s fourth-best time this season in the 100-meter dash and is a part of the second-best 400-meter relay team.

Away from the track, Heckman was selected to the Academic All-Horizon League Team on Monday as she holds a 4.00 grade-point average in Finance.

Wright State competes this weekend, May 5-7, at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships, hosted by Youngstown State.

Greeneview hiring coaches

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview is now accepting applications for the positions of head girls varsity volleyball coach, and high school cheerleading coach. Send resume and letter of interest to Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at mark.rinehart@greeneview.org.

Jamestown Chamber golf outing in May

JAMESTOWN — The annual Jamestown Chamber of Commerce golf outing will take place Friday, May 19 at Sebastian Hills Golf Course, 1100 Knoll Haven Rd. in Xenia. The outing will start at 11 a.m., with registration opening at 10am. Come early to take advantage of the free driving range and putting green privileges, as well as getting a hot dog or two courtesy of Countryside Propane

Participants will be able to enjoy beverages and snacks, courtesy of the Chamber, and when the golf is over Kelley’s Café will be providing all participants and volunteers a wonderful meal at the golf course. Registration information for sponsorship and playing, including payment options, are available on the Chamber’s website (www.jtchamber.com) or by emailing info@jtchamber.com. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 12.

The annual golf outing is the main fundraising activity for the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce which allows the Chamber to provide various activities, programs and scholarships to the Jamestown and surrounding communities.

Tornadoes football fundraiser, May 12

XENIA — The Xenia Tornadoes semi-professional football team will host a fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Friday May 12 at the Chipotle restaurant at 1620 West Park Square. Tell the cashier that you’re supporting the team and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Xenia Tornadoes semi-pro football team.

CSU hosting youth football camp

WILBERFORCE — The annual Central State University Youth Skills Football Camp will take place Thursday, June 15 on the CSU campus. The Central State University Department of Athletics is committed to providing an exceptional camp experience for campers of all ages and skill levels. Campers will have the opportunity to learn more about the sport of football from CSU coaches & players while improving their skills. All participants are encouraged to register for the camp online at www.maraudersportscamps.com/index.cfm.

The camp is open to youth ages 7-15. Cost is $30 per individual. Registration deadline is June 12, but walk-up registration will be welcomed on the day of the camp.

Girls basketball camp

BEAVERCREEK — The 17th Beavercreek Girls Basketball Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 5-8 at Beavercreek High School. Cost is $90 per camper. Cost is $80 for any camper who registers before May 20. Girls in grades 1-8 are eligible for the camp, which will be hosted by BHS girls basketball coach and three-time Ohio coach of the year Ed Zink and BHS girls basketball’s all-time leading scorer Amanda (Reese) Crockett. Current and past BHS basketball players will also be on hand. The last day of camp, June 8, is Mother-Daughter Camp Day. Family members are invited to participate.

For more information, call Ed Zink at 937-657-1515 or by email: Edward.Zink@gmail.com, or contact Amanda Reese at 773-401-8585, or by email at areese@northpark.edu.

Junior Golf Camp, league in June

XENIA — WGC Golf Course in Xenia will host its Miami Valley Junior Golf Association 31st Annual Junior Golf Camp, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19-22 for boys and girls ages 8-17. Campers will receive daily instruction on stroke technique, golf etiquette, the rules of golf. Golfers will also get time on the practice tee and putting greens to work on stroke technique. All golfers will also play daily on the WGC Golf Course. Long-time Golf Camp Director and former Stebbins High School golf coach Jim Beaver will be joined by co-director Roy Cassidy (head Girls Golf Coach at Carroll High School), Beavercreek varsity boys golf coach Chris Nartker, Stebbins boys golf Coaches Rick Pagniano and Shane Williams, and former Trevecca Nazarene University All-American golfer Betsy Beaver, who is now the varsity girls golf coach at Westerville North. Deadline to sign up is June 9. Cost of the camp and more information is available online under the Miami Valley Junior Golf Association tab at www.wgcgolfcourse.com. Camp forms are also available in the WGC Pro Shop at 944 Country Club Dr., Xenia, Ohio 45385.

WGC will also have its Wednesday Junior Golf League starting at 10:45 a.m. June 28. This nine-hole league will continue each Wednesday through July. Golfers with some playing experience are welcome to compete. Information about the league can also be found at www.wgcgolfcourse.com.

Buddies program returns

DAYTON — Have you ever wanted to run onto Fifth Third Field alongside the Dayton Dragons? Visit your local Kroger store to sign up for a chance to be a Baseball Buddy. Kids (ages 7-13) who are randomly selected as winners. To enter, look for the display at your local Kroger store at the Customer Service Desk.

The Kroger Baseball Buddies experience includes: Hanging out in the dugout during pre-game to meet the Dragons players; Getting autographs and photos with the Dragons team; Being introduced over the PA like a player; Running out on the field with the team before that day’s game. Kroger Baseball Buddies will also receive several gifts including: A replica Dragons jersey, Dragons baseball hat, Drawstring backpack, Dragons pen and baseball to be autographed. One baseball buddy will win a free Fun Day at Fifth Third Field with 20 of their friends and Dragons players.

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