Cayton retires, golf set to kick into high gear

Summer activities heating up

By Kevin Colley -

Over the duration of his career, Scott Cayton has been regarded as one of the veterans of the coaching profession due to his knowledge of the game and his class in teaching it.

However, while Cayton, who is also in his 33rd year of teaching, loves the game of basketball, he has a family to attend to. That’s why one of Southeastern Ohio’s brightest coaching minds is leaving the profession. Cayton’s departure at Clay was confirmed to the Daily Times by Clay athletic director Mark Rose on Friday afternoon.

Cayton, who was in his third season at Clay, took the Lady Panthers from an 8-16 overall record in 2016 to a 14-9 mark in 2017 as Clay recorded its first winning campaign since 2014. The Lady Panthers lost in the Division IV, Jackson II Sectional Finals to Leesburg Fairfield.

A link to apply for the coaching position has been posted in the employment section of the Clay website. Interested candidates have until next Friday to apply for the job.

Tri-State Junior Golf Tour to hold six different tournaments in area

The Tri-State Junior Golf Tour, which begins the first week of June, will begin its 35th annual season on Thursday, June 8, with trips planned across Portsmouth, Ashland, Ky. and Huntington, W. Va. for all interested participants.

On June 8, the tour begins with a stop at Riveria Golf Course in Lesage, W. Va., with a trip to Sugarwood Golf Course in Lavalette, W. Va. planned for Monday, June 19.

Eight days later, the tour begins the Ohio portion of its schedule as the TSJGT makes a stop at Shawnee Golf Course in Friendship on Tuesday, June 27, two weeks prior to its date at the Elks Country Club in McDermott. The TSJGT caps off the summer with stops at the Bellefonte Country Club in Ashland (Monday, July 17) and the Guyan Golf and Country Club in Huntington (Friday, July 28).

In addition to the packed summer schedule, the TSJGT will also be expanding their age groups to include kids from the ages of seven to nine, as well as six years old and under.

For information call Jason VanDeusen at 740-285-5004 or visit our webpage at

Wheelersburg Boys Basketball Camp to run from June 5th — 7th

The 2017 Wheelersburg Boys Basketball Camp has been scheduled by Wheelersburg boys basketball head coach Steven Ater and will run from Monday, June 5 through Wednesday, June 7.

The camp, which is available for boys who are entering third through eighth grades, will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. all three days. Campers get a t-shirt and a daily beverage.

The camp is open to any area boy and campers will be organized into age/skill specific groups to play games, practice skills and compete for prizes. Total cost for the camp is $40 per participant.

Contact Steven Ater at for a brochure or to register.

SSU Golf to conduct Junior Golf Clinics June 19th — 23rd

The Shawnee State University golf programs will be conducting golf clinics from Monday, June 19th through Friday, June 23rd as part of its 2017 Junior Golf Clinics program.

The clinics, which cost $100 to register for, will run from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants get to obtain five days of golf instruction from Shawnee State’s best golfers, along with a free lunch each day. There will be instruction for all ability levels.

For registration and further questions, contest the Elks Pro Shop at (740) 259-6241.

Del Rice League signups available

Signups for the 2017 Del Rice Baseball League are now available.

If anybody is interested in playing or entering a team this summer, please call 740-250-4369 for more information.

Summer activities heating up

By Kevin Colley

Reach Kevin Colley at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930 OR on Twitter @ColleyKevin7

Reach Kevin Colley at (740) 353-3101 ext. 1930 OR on Twitter @ColleyKevin7