Harding remains Compacts leader
XENIA — Call it a clerical error on sports editor John Bombatch’s part, but Columbus driver Dusty Harding remains the Compacts Division points leader in the Gem City Auto Racing series point standings. Bombatch tabulated the standings based on the qualifying results and not Sunday’s June 4 feature result, which was won by Riverside’s Bo Hoelscher. Harding placed second in the 13-car field to extend his points lead to 21 points over fellow Columbus driver Corey Kyer, who finished third at Sunday’s race at Kil-Kare Raceway.
The top-10 Compact Division drivers standings are as follows (Ranking, name, hometown, points): 1. Dusty Harding, Columbus — 160; 2. Corey Kyer, Columbus(w) — 139; 3. Trey Gregory, Columbus(w,w) — 103; 4. Jimmy McElfresh, Columbus — 90; 5. Nick Barrett, Kettering — 70; 6.(tie) Matt Hagood, Columbus, Chris Lucas n/a — 60; 8.(tie) Jimmy Devouno, Obetz, Dillon Higgenbothom, Columbus, Bo Hoelscher, Riverside(w) — 50.
(w) indicates races won.
SW Ohio Track practices
YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club summer program began on May 30 at Yellow Springs High School. The practices are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. A host of meets will take place this summer. Practices for 7-12 year olds: 5-6 p.m. Practices for 13 and older: 6-7:30 p.m.
The SWOTC includes elementary, middle school, high school, post collegiate and master athletes. All are welcome. The SWOTC is a tax exempt and sanctioned program. For further information please contact President Peter Dieauer 815-990-8452 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Head Coach Valerie Kirk 937-450-4639 or email@example.com.
Fairborn hosting summer basketball camp
FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Girls’ summer basketball camp will be from 6-8 p.m. June 27-29 at Fairborn Baker Middle School Gym. The camp is for girls that will be entering grades 2 thru 8th.
The three-day camp cost is $35 per camper. Checks should be made out to “Fairborn Girls Basketball.”
The emphasis of the camp will cover fundamental basketball skills and games for fun. It is our goal to provide each athlete with the opportunity to maximize her potential through individual instruction, stations and game-like settings.
For more information, please contact Coach Harchick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 937-878-6305.
BYSA signups under way
BEAVERCREEK — Registration for the 34th season of the Beavercreek Youth Softball Association is under way. This is a co-ed recreational program for kindergarteners through seniors in high school. Good sportsmanship and team play are emphasized. Residents from surrounding communities are permitted to play. Kindergarten through the eighth grade teams are put together based on play- with requests and also grouped by schools and churches, while the ninth-10th grade league and 11-12th grade leagues are put together mostly by the players themselves.
Practices start in May and season play starts May 30 and ends late July. More information and registration forms are found at www.beavercreeksoftball.com or call 937-426-4610.
XHS Class of ‘73 golf outing
XENIA — The fifth Play it Forward golf outing and scholarship fundraiser, hosted by the Xenia High School Class of 1973, is scheduled for Saturday June 17 at Sebastian Hills Golf Club. Golf registration includes a light breakfast, a full picnic-style lunch and beverages, in addition to prizes and raffles. The event is open to the public with an early registration discount applied until June 1.
The goal of the fundraiser and scholarship award is to give back to current XHS graduates in need. The Class of ’73 will award its fourth $4,000 scholarship to a 2017 XHS graduate at the Awards Assembly in May. Scholarship monies are acquired from hole sponsorship, title sponsors, monetary/gift donations and, of course, golfers.
Information for sponsorship and golf registration can be obtained by contacting one of the following individuals in charge: Jerry Boggs – email@example.com 937-239-0036) or Steve Greene – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacesetter Open set
BEAVERCREEK— Country Club of the North will once again play host to the 35th Pacesetter Open, Monday, June 26. The Pacesetter is a major fundraiser for the Wright State Athletic Department. All proceeds go to support Wright State’s student-athletes.
The day will include breakfast, a four-player golf scramble, and lunch served in the clubhouse afterward. Registration and warm-up will begin at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost for a foursome includes greens fee, cart, a complimentary gift, and food and beverage throughout the day. There are also sponsorship opportunities available.
For more information contact Deanna Terelle at 937-775-4936, or email her at Deanna.email@example.com.
Beavercreek fall basketball league
BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School girls basketball program will be hosting its 18th annual girls basketball fall league. The games will be played on Sunday afternoons Sept. 10 through Oct. 22. All teams will play a total of seven games on five Sundays with no games on Sept. 17-24.
The league will be a total of 12 high school teams ninth through twelfth grade. There will be 8-10 girls per team, with only two players from each school on the same team. Space is limited to 120 players and restricted based on OHSAA rules. If interested email: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.beavercreekathletics.com.
Would you like coverage of your Greene County-area summer league? Please call sports editor John Bombatch at 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123 with details.