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Fairborn Softball Standings

MONDAY

(Rained out)

TUESDAY

Church League — 1. Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian (7-1); 2. Central Avenue Church of Christ (6-1); 3. One Love Church “A” (4-3); 4. One Love Church “B” (3-3); 5. Northridge Freewill Baptist Church (3-5); 6. Maple Avenue Church of God “A” (2-6); 7. Christ’s Church of Bellbrook (1-7).

THURSDAY

Church League — 1. Maple Avenue Church of God “B” (6-1); 2. Arrowbrook Baptist (7-2); 3.(tie) Medway United Methodist, St. Mark’s Episcopal (4-3); 5.(tie) Abiding Christ Lutheran, Huber Mennonite, Spinning Road Baptist (1-5).

WSU swim team seeking funds

FAIRBORN — A group of former swimmers and friends have set out to make the upcoming college swimming and diving season a reality for the Wright State University team through a fundraising effort. If the funds are raised, there will be a limited schedule, including the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships. This will give the student-athletes an opportunity for one more season.

The fundraising group has been charged to raise $85,000 by June 30.

At the June 8 meeting of the Wright State University Board of Trustees, the members gave the directive to the Interim President Curtis McCray and the Director of Athletics Bob Grant to explore a plan for the swimming and diving teams to compete during the 2017-18 season.

As of June 27, the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) has raised $63,670, or slightly less than 75 percent of the total. Contact Greg Lockard at gregl@cscaa.org to learn how to donate.

Vote for Grace Norman for ESPY’s

XENIA — Former Xenia Christian High School track & field and cross country standout, and current Cedarville University freshman and U.S. Paralympian Grace Norman is an ESPN ESPY’s award finalist for Best Female Athlete with a Disability.

Norman earned the gold medal in the women’s triathlon and won bronze in the 400-meter run, at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She’ll be in attendance July 12 at the nationally televised ESPY’s Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles. For a full listing of the ESPY ballot, and to vote for Norman, go to http://www.espn.com/espys/.

Club offering summer camps

DAYTON — The Dayton Boat Club will be holding two introduction to rowing camps this summer for youth in Grades 7-12. Each camp will consist of eight two-hour training sessions. No experience is necessary. All sessions are held at the Dayton Boat Club Boathouse located on East River Road near Moraine. Session 2 runs July 17-July 29 with the same daily schedule.

To register for a summer camp, or to find more information about rowing and about the Dayton Boat Club visit www.daytonboatclub.org.

Buddies program returns

DAYTON — The Dayton Dragons Kroger Baseball Buddy program is back for the 2017 season. Kids 7-13 can enter for a chance to run onto Fifth Third Field alongside the Dragons players.

The 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. Baseball Buddies will also receive several gifts including a replica Dragons jersey, a Dragons baseball hat, a drawstring backpack, and 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.

To enter, look for the display at local Kroger stores.

Rams seek varsity wrestling coach

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview High School has the coaching position of Head Varsity Wrestling Coach open at this time. Interested candidates should email Athletic Director Mark Rinehart (mark.rinehart@greenview.org) a letter of interest and resume.

Greeneview Golf Scramble

JAMESTOWN — The Annual Greeneview Athletic Department Golf Scramble will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8 at Locust Hills Golf Course. All golfers are welcome to sign up. Door prizes and hole sponsors are also needed.

Contact the Greeneview High School Athletic Department for details. Cost is $60 per golfer, which includes the golf, cart, lunch, beverages and gifts. To sign up contact the Athletic Department for a form or more information at 937-675-9711 or visit: www.eventregisterpro.com/event/greeneviewathletics#.WR3v34-9jkw.email.

Patriot 5K run set

RIVERSIDE — The annual Carroll Women’s Soccer Patriot 5K run will be held Saturday, July 29 at Carroll High School, located at 4524 Linden Ave. The course begins and ends at Patriot Stadium. A Little Pat’s Lap, for kids 7 and under, starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $6. The 5K begins at 9 a.m. Registration fee is $26 for adults, $21 for students, and $16 for kids 13 and under. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m.

To register online go to www.carrollhs.org/2017patriot5k. Online registration closes at midnight July 27. Event T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by July 14.

SW Ohio Track practices

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club summer program is holding team practices Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Several meets will take place this summer. Practices for 7-12 year olds are 5-6 p.m. Practices for 13 and older are 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 more information contact Peter Dieauer at 815-990-8452 or president@swohiotc.org or Head Coach Valerie Kirk at 937-450-4639 or coachval@swotc.org.

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 seven games on five Sundays with no games Sept. 17-24.

The league will have 12 high school teams ninth through 12th 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 creekgirlsfallleague@gmail.com or visit www.beavercreekathletics.com.

Soccer club needs refs

XENIA — The Xenia Soccer Club is looking for new/returning/certified Referees for the fall 2017 season. Referees will be trained, but previous soccer experience is a plus. Refs must be as least 13 years of age, attend a two-day training session, and successfully pass a written and field test.

Games are played on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturday mornings. Referees can set their own schedule. Training will be held at the complex on Fairground Road in Xenia 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday July 8 and 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, July 9 as well as 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5 and 1:30-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6. Email contact information with the training session you will be attending and XSC referee in the subject line to sparkyallen1@aol.com.

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Tell us about your Greene County-area sports team or summer league. We’d love to do a story about you. Call 937-372-4444, Ext. 2123, or send email to jbombatch@aimmediamidwest.com with you team or league information.