Local sports briefs


Southern Ohio Basketball Academy

The Southern Ohio Basketball Academy camp will take place June 22-24 and will be open to boys and girls kindergarten through eighth grade. The camp will be held at the McGraw League facilities located on state route 140 in Sciotoville.

The camp is designed to develop and teach fundamental basketball skills. Daily instruction and stations will focus on dribbling, ball handling, shooting, rebounding and defensive techniques.

The cost is $40 for pre-registered campers or $50 after the pre-registration deadline, which is July 12. Every camper will receive a T-shirt and a basketball, along with other gifts from local sponsors.

For more information, please contact Ryan McGraw at 740-285-3425 or Dave Rucker at 740-352-9215, or email [email protected].

Pee Wee Football

Portsmouth Pee Wee Football and Cheerleading sign-ups will take place on June 22 and 23 from 5-7 p.m at Portsmouth Elementary School. Sign-ups will take place near the cafeteria. Kids in grades first through sixth are eligible; please bring your child’s birth certificate. The cost is $30 for one child, $20 for a second child and $10 for a third child.

Spartan Swim Club Stroke Camp

The Spartan Swim Club will be holding a stroke camp for avid swimmers and prospective club members at the Shawnee State Warsaw Natatorium on June 22 through 25 and July 13 through 16. Sessions take place between 4:45 and 6:45 p.m. Sign-ups cost $50 per week or $15 per day at the door. Save $10 by signing up for July sessions before June 26. Family discounts are also available.

For more information or to register, email [email protected].

Bannon Park Classic

The annual Bannon Park Classic basketball tournament will take place July 3-5. The junior high tournament will begin on Friday, the high school tournament will be completed Saturday and the adult tournament will be played on Sunday.

Each tournament features five-on-five, full-court, double elimination basketball.

For more information or to become a sponsor of the event, contact Jeff Lisath at [email protected].

Great American Hoops Inviational

The Great American Hoops Invitational will take place July 8 through 24 at the Portsmouth High School gymnasium. There is no entry fee to join double elimination tournament, and teams have the chance to win $25 thousand. For more information, go to www.greatamericanhoops.com or call 614-463-0146.

Circleville Dog Days

The 14th annual Circleville Dog Days 5K road race, presented by Red Barn, will be held Sat., Aug. 1 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 34 total age groups, and 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.

If you are interested in running, print an entry form at www.circlevillexc.com or register the day of the race from 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. There is a $15 pre-registration fee ($20 on race day), and at least the first 150 registered will receive a free T-shirt.

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