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Presale tickets available for boys, girls basketball tournament

VANDALIA — Presale tickets are on sale in the Athletic Department Office at Butler High School for the boys basketball tournament. Presale tickets are $6. Tickets bought at the gate will be $7. Additionally, the Butler athletic department retains 50% of all presale ticket revenue.

The boys basketball team will face Springfield on Saturday, Feb. 20. That contest is set for 8 p.m. at Trotwood-Madison High School.

Open gyms for middle school softball set

VANDALIA – Middle school softball is getting underway this week with the first Open Gym scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 9 2:45-4:45.

Open Gyms will continue Feb. 11, Feb. 16, Feb. 18 and Feb. 22. Tryouts will be held Feb. 23-Feb. 25. You will need to have an emergency medical form and physical prior to trying out Feb. 23.

Practice for the season begins Monday, Feb. 29. Practice will be each weekday 2:45-4:45. The first game is Monday, March 28.

Vandalia Rec baseball/softball registration begins

VANDALIA — Is your child ready to play ball? Be sure to sign them up early to reserve their spot in this year’s VPRD baseball/softball league. IMPORTANT: Teams are drawn in mid-March and practice will begin in late March. Practices are held during weekdays, evenings and on Saturdays. Participants will be notified of team placement by the child’s specific coach. The first games are scheduled for late April and the last games are scheduled for July. Games are scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays. The cost is $70 Residents/VRC Members; $90 Non-Residents. Leagues ran from ages 5 to 18 years old.

Rec Center offers Aviator Baseball Clinics

VANDALIA — Join Butler High School Baseball staff and players for preseason instruction and development. Participants will receive quality instruction from coaches who are responsible for the success of the Butler program over the past fifteen seasons. The clinics will include the infield play, outfield play, pitching, catching mechanics, hitting mechanics, bunting and base running. For grades 3-8 boys. The cost is $15 for Residents and $20 for Non-Residents. The clinic will be held on Sunday, February 21 from 4 – 7 p.m..

Spring/Summer Adult Leagues at Vandalia Rec

The Vandalia Recreation Center offers a variety of adult leagues including co-ed Softball, Kickball, Lunch-Time Basketball, and Men’s Business Softball Contact Alicia McCracken at 415-2347 for more information.

Stealth baseball seeking players

VANDALIA — Stealth Baseball, 2015 champions of Division II in the Midwest Baseball Conference, is currently looking for athletic, coachable players to complete their 2015-2016 traveling roster for 10U players. If you are interested, please contact Les Lairson at or 937-890-2988 and he will provide you with more information. A player can not turn the age of 11 before May 1, 2016. An open try out will be set up upon your request.

Wood Bat Tournament set

STRUTHERS — The 2016 Bob Cene All Ohio Challenge Wood Bat Tournament for teams ages 16 thru 18 will be held June 23 thru June 26 at the Bob Cene Basaeball Complex in Struthers, Ohio. Contact Ken Quinn (330) 719-0581 for information.

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