GK Academy commences Friday

Father Patterson Tourney starts July 27

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Shawnee State men’s soccer program to hold Goalkeeper Academy’s GK Camp July 13

The Shawnee State men’s soccer program will hold its annual Goalkeeper Academy’s GK Camp on Friday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Shawnee Turf, which is located on the campus of Shawnee State University.

As a whole, the camp will cover the basic fundamentals of goalkeeping, such as equipment, catching, balance, communication, distribution, angles and being the last line of defense and the first line of offense. There will also be advanced drills for campers to take back home to their respective clubs and high school teams.

The cost of the camp is $40 per camper and will be offered to both males and females between the ages of 12 to 18. Campers, who can register the day of the camp, will need to bring gloves and a water bottle.

For more information, contact Mark Trapp, Shawnee State goalkeeping coach, at (740) 352-4815.

Notre Dame to hold Father William Patterson Golf Scramble on July 27

The Notre Dame Athletic Department, in conjunction with the Elks Country Club, will be hosting its annual Father William Patterson Golf Scramble on Friday, July 27 at 3 p.m. at the esteemed golf course, which is located in McDermott.

The scramble will include dinner, which will be provided by the Dettwiller family courtesy of Subway, 18 holes of golf, side games, including entry into the skins game, and prizes for the winners. Entry for each team that wishes to play in the scramble is $280 in all, with dinner included. $20 skirts will be available for the entire team at check-in.

In addition to Subway, the Notre Dame Athletic Department would also like to thank Glockner’s, Berndt & Murfin Insurance Agency, Jim’s Pest Control and Termite Service, SOMC, and G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers for their sponsorship of the scramble.

For more information, contact Matt Mader at (740) 357-8653.

Kiwanis Juniors at Cliffside to take place on July 12

The Cliffside Golf Club will be hosting the ninth annual Kiwanis Juniors at Cliffside Tournament for junior golfers on Thursday, July 12, 2018 starting at 10 a.m. in Gallipolis, with registration from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. the day of the event.

This is an individual stroke play tournament open to young golfers from 10 (or younger) through 18 years old competing in four divisions. Age groups include 10 and Under, 11-12, 13-15, and 16-18 for boys and 12 and Under, 13-15, and 16-18 for girls.

Entry fees are $20 for 12 year olds and under and $30 for 13-15 and 16-18 year olds. Clubhouse certificates and individual awards will be presented to the top three places in each division.

Cart and meal passes will be available for spectators for $15 following kids 13 and older and $10 for those following kids age 12 and under so they may follow the tournament and eat with the kids.

To enter or inquire about more information, please contact the clubhouse at 740-446-4653, Ed Caudill at 740-245-5919 or 740-645-4381, or send an e-mail to [email protected] Leave player’s name, age as of July 12, and school that the player in question is currently attending.

Gus Macker Tournament to be held in Waverly on July 14, 15

Gus Macker makes a triumphant return to Southern Ohio this summer. For the first time ever, Waverly will host the popular 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

The tournament will be held at the Waverly Athletic Complex July 14-15 with a full weekend of basketball, activities for the kids, food, and a great community atmosphere.

The Gus Macker is open to players of all ages and abilities with games throughout the weekend. Teams are computer-matched into male and female divisions and placed in one of three categories: Junior, Adult, and Top. The age, height, and experience of each of the team’s four players are considered in setting the brackets.

In its 45th year of basketball fun, the Gus Macker has held more than 1,400 tournaments across the nation. This year Waverly is one of only three Ohio cities to host a Macker tournament.

The Pike County Recovery Council is excited to bring this great event to the community. While the Recovery Council is organizing this tournament, all money raised is being donated to Special Olympics Ohio and The Next Chapter: Garnet A Wilson Library of Pike County fund.

Recovery Council director Pam Johnson grew up in Pike County and is excited to bring something new to the area. “I think the Gus Macker is one way to breathe some life into our town and bring some visitors into our community,” says Johnson. “We want to remind people that Pike County and Southern Ohio are great places to live.”

Johnson says the decision to bring the Gus Macker to Waverly was inspired by her late husband Tom Johnson, who passed away in 2016. Tom started work at the Recovery Council in 1984 and quickly became a part of the community. He wanted to bring a Gus Macker to Pike County because he loved playing in them and believed it would bring energy and excitement to Pike County. Unfortunately, plans were not finalized before his passing.

“While this is a way for us to follow through on one of his dreams, it’s also a great opportunity to showcase our community, “says Pam. “With several businesses and volunteers in the area helping put this on, we can take pride in hosting a national event in our town and everyone enjoying a fun family event.”

The Gus Macker is well-known for an exciting atmosphere with dozens of basketball games going on at once throughout the day. Waverly is no exception, organizers are hoping to sign-up as many as 200 teams. For more information on Gus Macker rules and to sign up your team go to https://www.macker.com/waverly-oh/ The mail-in deadline is June 22 and the deadline to register online is June 25.

Father Patterson Tourney starts July 27

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