Local sports information

June 10, 2013

To place an item in the calendar please email pdtsports@civitasmedia.com or call 740-353-3101 ext. 294.

West Boys’ Basketball Camp

The West coaching staff will be holding a basketball camp this summer for boys entering grades four through nine on June 10-12 at the high school from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost will be $30 per camper and will include a t-shirt. For more information, contact Travis Bradford at 858-1413 or Bill Hafer at 357-2456.

Notre Dame Boys Basketball Camp

The Notre Dame boys basketball program will host two sessions of a summer camp June 11-12 at the NDHS gymnasium.

Session I will be for boys entering grades three through five from 9 a.m.-noon. Session II for boys entering grades six through eight will run from 1-4 p.m. Campers will need to be dressed in basketball attire and are encouraged to have a physical within the past year.

Registration is $35 with checks made out to Notre Dame Boys Basketball and includes a T-shirt. For more information or to register, contact Notre Dame boys coach Matt Mader at 357-8653 or mmader@cdeducation.org.

Portsmouth Sports Physicals

Portsmouth junior and senior high athletes, entering grades 7-12, can get free sports physicals on Friday, June 14 at Dr. Trinidad’s office on Kinney’s Lane from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Anyone interested can pick up physical forms at the high school office.

Minford Boys/Girls Basketball Camp

The coaches for the Minford boys and girls varsity program will conduct a three day camp from 9 a.m.-noon June 10, 11, 13 and 14 for boys and girls in grades K through eight.

Registration fee is $30 and each camper will receive a T-shirt. Registration will take place 30 minutes prior to the start of camp.

For more information or questions, call 357-7685.

Wheelersburg Youth Soccer Registration

Registration will take place at the Wheelersburg Elementary School Entrance. The dates and times are as followed: June 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 15, 9 a.m.-noon, June 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 29 9 a.m.-noon. Visit Wheelersburg Youth Soccer on Facebook for more details.

Gene Bennett Baseball Classic

The fourth annual Gene Bennett Baseball Classic, sponsored by Shawnee State University, is scheduled for Thursday, June 13 through Sunday, June 16. Two divisions with six teams each will be competing for the championship, the Al Oliver Division and the Don Gullett Division. The games will be played at Branch Rickey Park, Portsmouth High School, Hatcher Field, Portsmouth West High School and Wheelersburg High School. The championship game is at 1 p.m. June 16. Admission is free for all games. Opening ceremonies are scheduled at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at Branch Rickey Park. For the complete schedule of games and directions to the fields, visit the website at http://gbbc.shawnee.edu. For more information, contact Ted Tom, tournament director, at 740-503-9892.

Athens Ohio Youth Softball Tournament

The Athens Sandlot softball league will host two girls fast pitch softball tournaments for girls ages 8-12. The “Thunder in the Valley” on June 14 through June 16 and “Sixth annual Grand Slam Invitational” on July 4 through July 7. The tournaments will be round robin format with all teams guaranteed four games. Entry fee is $300. Contact John Pratt, 740-664-1807 or john.d.pratt@gmail.com.

Youth Fastpitch Tournament

A youth fastpitch tournament for 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U teams will take place June 14-16 at 1st National Bank Park in Beaver.

The tournament is limited to eight paid teams per division and four games are guaranteed. The tournament, weather permitting, will have licensed umpires and start with three-game pool play before a single elimination tournament.

Registration is $350 as team and individual trophies will be given to 1st and 2nd place teams in each division. MVP medallions will also be handed out during pool play.

To enter or ask for more information, contact Leroy Wells at 820-4241, 821-4241 or wellsleroy@msn.com or Jeremy Linkous at 222-4313 or distributions2graf1c@yahoo.com.

Fighting Tiger Basketball

The third annual varsity boy’s summer shootout will take place Thursday, June 20-Friday, June 21 at Ironton High School. Cost is $110 per team per day or $200 for both days, players have the option. Teams are guaranteed four games minimum. Make Checks payable to Tiger Clan. Mail payments to Ironton High School, attn. Mark LaFon, 1701 South 7th Street, Ironton Ohio, 45638. Start time 10 a.m. For more information, contact Mark Lafon at 740-532-5235 or mark.lafon@tigertown.com.

Throwdown in A-Town

The Athens Sandlot Baseball League will host an 11-12 year old baseball tournament June 28 through June 30. The tournament will consist of four pools, with all teams guaranteed four games. Entry fee is $200 and the first sixteen paid teams will be reserve a spot. Contact Mike Wallace at 740-707-1375 or mikewallace17@frontier.com.

The 9-10 year old tournament will be held June 21 through June 23. Contact Mike Ginder at 740-707-3639.

The 7-8 year old coach pitch baseball tournament will be held June 28 through June 30. Registration information available at www.athenssandlot.com.

31st annual Tri-State Junior Golf Tour

The 31st annual Tri-State Junior Golf Tour (TSJGT) begins the first week of June.

The TSJGT is played on area courses in Ashland, Huntington, Greenup and Portsmouth. Check your local courses for entry forms and schedule.

For more information, call Jason VanDeusen at 740-285-5004 or visit www.TSJGT.com.

Portsmouth JH Shootout

The Portsmouth Boys Basketball Program will host a boys and girls junior high tournament June 15.

Each team will be guaranteed three games as teams will have pool play then participate in a single-elimination tournament. Games will be officiated by licensed high school officials.

A $100 entry fee is required for teams who register before June 7 with $125 fee after June 7. Contact coach Shane Rhea at 464-4215 with questions and send entry fee to:

Coach Rhea

1164 Kent Street

Portsmouth, OH 45662

Blue and Gold Swimming Camp

Notre Dame is hosting the Blue and Gold Swimming Camp from Noon-5 p.m. June 17-21 at SSU’s Warsaw Natatorium.

The camp is for individuals entering fifth through 12th grade. A $120 fee will be for each swimmer and $180 covers two swimmers per family.

This is a competitive camp that will help teach all four types of strokes as well as starts and turns. Lunches will be provided each day and campers will get a T-shirt for participating.

Campers will need to bring appropriate swimwear, goggles, towel, water bottle and a signed emergency treatment/medical history consent form that will be available at registration. Lifeguards will be on duty throughout the camp and coaches will instruct groups that have been separated by aged and skill level.

For more information or to register, contact Notre Dame coach John Taylor either at 456-6650, 285-3655 or bobandcarmela@msn.com. Hurry because space is limited to the first 40 paid registrations.

WPYSC Team Summer Basketball League

There will be a team summer basketball league that goes from June 1-July 28 at the West Portsmouth Youth Sports Complex.

There will be leagues for boys and girls teams in grades 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. To enter a team or for more information, call Steve at 352-1822.

Boys coach/pitch all star tournament

Boys, under 9 and 10, coach/pitch all-star tournament will be held July 12,13 and 14 at the First National Bank Ballpark in beaver. Cost to enter the tournament is $ 225 per team. Trophies will be given to top two teams in each division and top individuals. For more information or to register, call Craig Brown at 740-226-8034 or 740-708-2701

2013 RRCA State Championship in Parkersburg, W.Va.

The 2013 News and Sentinel Half Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17, and coincides with the Parkersburg Homecoming, which features live music among other events. Trophies and prize money are awarded each year to the top four overall winners in the men’s and women’s divisions of the half marathon. Additionally, prize money is awarded to the top three winners in each age group with a trophy for fourth and fifth place in each age group. For more information and to register for all races visit www.newsandsentinelhalfmarathon.com or call 304-485-1891, ext. 459.

Circleville Dog Days 5K

The 12th annual Circleville Dog Days 5K road race, presented by Red Barn, will be held Saturday, August 3 at 9 a.m., beginning and ending at Circleville High School. The event boasts unique “Dog Days” suncatchers, given to the top three in each of 32 total age groups, plus awards to the top three overall male and female finishers. Numerous door prizes also will be awarded, water and splits will be available on the course and refreshments will be available at the finish line. If you are interested in running, print an entry form at Error! Hyperlink reference not valid. or register the day of the race from 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. There is a $15 preregistration fee ($20 on race day) and at least the first 150 registered will receive a free T-shirt.