Karras earns Top 50 Academic Award
DELAWARE — Elea Karras of Bellbrook, was awarded the Top 50 Academic Award, April 19 at Ohio Wesleyan University’s 14th annual Dale J. Bruce Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner.
The celebration recognized Battling Bishop athletes from Ohio Wesleyan’s 23 varsity sports for their academic and athletic successes during the 2017-2018 school year.
Karras, who attended Miami Valley School, competed on the Battling Bishops women’s basketball team, averaging 9.7 points per game last season as a sophomore post player. She is majoring in Business Administration and Psychology.
Ohio Wesleyan is part of Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC). The Battling Bishops finished with a 1-24 record last season, 0-16 in the NCAC. Learn more about Ohio Wesleyan athletics at www.battlingbishops.com.
MBC College Signing Day set
XENIA — The Metro Buckeye Conference will host a college signing event at 3 p.m., Sunday May 6 at the Schindler Banquet Center on the Legacy Christian Academy/Athletes In Action campus grounds. All MBC athletes who are signing with a college athletic program, MBC coaches and the athletes’ families are invited to attend. Light desserts and coffee will be served. Please contact Legacy Christian Assistant Athletic Director Rebecca McCaskey at email@example.com if you wish to attend.
Chamber Golf Outing in May
XENIA — The Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce’s 42nd Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23. The outing tees off with a with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at WGC Golf Course. The event will be packed with hole contests, door prizes, a raffle, 50/50 raffle and Mulligans.
The cost is $85 per player, $340 for a foursome. Golfers will receive greens fee and cart, a steak dinner, team photo, and beverages. The WGC driving range will be free of charge starting at 8:30 a.m. Corporate sponsorship is available. Registration deadline is May 18. To become a sponsor or to register visit www.xacc.com. For questions call the chamber office at 937-372-3591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kil-Kare Drifting registration open
XENIA — Registration is now being accepted for the May 19 Drift Indy event at Kil-Kare Raceway. Cost is $99 per entrant. Drift Indy full-day events are for all drivers wanting and needing seat time.
Guest instructors will show up on occasion to help drivers progress and get better. Spectator tickets are $15 at Kil-Kare, kids 12 & under get in free. Spectators welcome, $15 at the gate, kids 12 & under are free. Go to driftindy.com for more details and to register.
Yellow Springs reveals first hall class
YELLOW SPRINGS — The Yellow Springs High School Athletic Department announced its inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Class, April 17. The 2018 Inaugural Class inductees are Leo Frank Hughes (Class of 1935), Charlie Coles (1959), Sterling Wright (1969), Leroy Bondurant (coach), Sarah Lowe (1973), Marcus Johnson (1974), John Gudgel (1975), Shirley Cummins (1976), Bill Hardman (1977), Tyson Bondurant (1978), Teresa Bondurant Wagner (1979), Greg Ayers (1985), Matt Brunsman (1990) and Andrew Pierce (1997).
The Class of 2018 Hall of Fame banquet will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday June 30 at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs. Cost is $25, while tickets last. Tickets can be purchased in the Yellow Springs High School Athletic Office, or electronically by PayPal to YS_Boosterclub@yahoo.com.
Placekicking camp in June
XENIA — KP’s Kicking, Punting and Long Snapping Camp will be held from noon-3 p.m. June 23 at Doug Adams Stadium in Xenia for all interested athletes. Campers should arrive by 11:30 a.m. to register and put their cleats on. Camp athletes will learn the basics of place kicking, punting and/or be helped in developing their current skills. Long snappers will be taught the basics of their key position as well. Registration forms are available online at: https://form.jotform.us/81085574243155 . Contact Kole Patterson at 937-409-4626 or by email at email@example.com for more information.
Play It Forward golf outing
XENIA — The sixth Annual PLAY IT FORWARD golf outing/scholarship fundraiser, hosted by the Class of ’73, is scheduled for Saturday, June 23, 2018 at WGC golf course in Xenia. Golf registration includes a light breakfast, a full lunch, beverage tickets, practice balls, green fees and cart, in addition to prizes and raffles. The event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with an early registration discount applied until June 8.
For sponsorship information or to register for the event contact: Jerry Boggs (firstname.lastname@example.org), (937) 239-0036; Steve Greene (email@example.com); Diane Wuebben Ponder (firstname.lastname@example.org); or Sheryl Haines Yeazel (email@example.com).
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