SIAC leads NCAA Division II in football attendance
ATLANTA – For the 13th consecutive year, the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) led all NCAA Division II conferences in football attendance announced on Tuesday.
The SIAC has now led all NCAA Division II conferences in football attendance for 24 of the last 26 seasons dating back to the 1990 season. Since 1990, the SIAC has led NCAA Division II football attendance 24 times, and has a total attendance of at least 300,000 on 18 occasions.
During the 2015 season, SIAC fans recorded an attendance of 328,016 from all football institutions in the conference. The average attendance at SIAC games last year was 6,074.
Among the most well attended games last season were the Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic (23,345), the Circle City Classic featuring Central State and Kentucky State (22,523), and the Fountain City Classic between Albany State and Fort Valley State (17,856).
Four SIAC institutions ranked in the top 15 of the 2015 NCAA Division II Football Attendance Team Leaders category. Tuskegee was second followed by Albany State in sixth, Morehouse in 11th and Fort Valley State at 15th.
Scott qualifies for U.S. Open sectionals
CINCINNATI — Local Xenia amateur golfer Nicholas Scott turned in an even-par 71 to finish in a six-way tie for fourth place at the U.S. Open Qualifier tournament, held Monday at Maketewah Country Club.
Scott now qualifies to participate in one of 12 sectional qualifying tournaments being held around the world — one site is in Japan, another is in England, and 10 others are in the United States.
While it is not known which sectional event Scott will participate in, two of the sectional tournaments will be held in Ohio. The Springfield Country Club in Springfield, and the Wedgewood Golf and Country Club in Columbus are both hosting a 36-hole qualifying tournament on June 6.
The USGA-sanctioned U.S. Open will be held June 13-19 at the Oakmont Country Club, in Oakmont, Pa.
Carroll hosting girls basketball camp
RIVERSIDE — Carroll High School will be hosting a girls basketball camp from 9-11:30 a.m. June 13-16 at the high school.
Session one is for girls in grades 2-5; session two is for girls in grades 6-9. Cost is $60 if you pre-register; $65 the first day of camp.
To register online, go to: www.carrollhs.org/2016summercamps. Send email to [email protected] for more information.
Beavercreek hosting fundamentals girls basketball camp
BEAVERCREEK — The 16th Amanda (Reese) Crockett and Ed Zink Beavercreek Fundamental Girls Basketball Camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 6-9 at Beavercreek High School.
Cost is $100 per camper with a $10 discount for additional campers from the same family. Anyone who registers by May 20 can register for $90.
Camp will be administered and taught by Beavercreek’s all-time scoring leader Amanda (Reese) Crockett, and current Beavers coach and three-time coach of the year Ed Zink, along with current and former basketball players.
The camp is designed to provide campers with personal attention to improve their basketball fundamentals. Campers will also develop their skills and teamwork each day during league play.
Campers will receive a camp t-shirt, a drink each day, and trophies/awards for contest winners.
Also, Thursday June 9 is Mother-Daughter Camp Day, and family members are invited to participate.
Please send a check (payable to Beavercreek Boosters), application form and a signed release to: Ed Zink, Beavercreek High School, 2660 Dayton-Xenia Road, Beavercreek, OH. 45444-6399.
Wilmington hosting boys basketball camp
WILMINGTON — Wilmington College will host boys Basketball Camp June 6, 7, 8 for grades 2-10. Camp Runs 9 a.m. -3:30 p.m. daily and the cost is $100. Contact K.C. Hunt at Wilmington College 937-382-6661 for information.
Fitness Challenge set for June 18
FAIRBORN — Greene County Public Health is hosting the 13th Annual Family Fitness Challenge 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Central Park located, 222 S. Central Ave.
The Fitness Challenge is designed to motivate youth and families to adopt healthier lifestyles — specifically in the areas of fitness and nutrition.
Participants will visit fitness stations, including a bounce house and health information booths from local businesses and organizations, and complete a fitness passport to receive a free prize. Prizes are available while supplies last.
The event is free and open to the public. Families and groups are encouraged to attend. For more information, or to have a fitness station or information booth call 937-374-5669 or email [email protected]
Fairborn hosting wrestling camp
FAIRBORN — Fairborn High School will host a Champions wrestling camp June 13-16 in the high school gymnasium. The camp will feature 2016 Olympian, NCAA champion and 2015 World Champion Kyle Snyder, four-time NCAA All-American and 2016 NCAA champ Nahshon Garrett, 2016 NCAA All-American and 2015 NCAA champ Nathan Tomasello, two-time NCAA All-American and four-time OHSAA state champ Bo Jordan, and 2016 NCAA wrestling qualifier Jake Ryan.
Sessions will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 13, 14 and 16, and from 3-8 p.m. June 15. Cost is $160 through May 20, $185 thereafter. Deadline to register is June 10. Coaches with five or more wrestlers registered can attend free and will have the opportunity to take part in the camp.
Fairborn High School is located at 900 East Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd., in Fairborn, Ohio. For more information, contact coach Bill Dawson at 937-302-7094, or contact him by email at [email protected]