Sports briefs

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Rec Center pool to close for annual maintenance

VANDALIA — The swimming pool at the Vandalia Recreation Center will be closed August 2-14, 2015 for annual cleaning and maintenance. During the shut down, Cassel Hills Pool will offer additional lap swim times:

  • August 3-14: Six lanes available from 8 – 9 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and two lanes available from 9 – 11 a.m.
  • August 4-13: Six lanes available from 8 – 10 a.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and two lanes available 10 – 11 a.m.

For more information on Cassel Hills Pool visit the Cassel Hills Pool page on the city’s website or call 898-2123.

Girls 12U fastpitch team forming

VANDALIA — A new local team is looking for players for USSSA and ASA 12U girls fastpitch softball. The team is open to all surrounding communities and this will be a fee-free team to parents. If interested contact Kyle at 937-287-8555 or email Tryouts will be at the Vandalia Rec Center at 1111 Stonquarry Rd. on Aug 19 and 26 with rain out dates the following day. Players should bring all equipment and plenty of water. Please contact Kyle if you need a tryout if you can’t make the days provided.

Troy Post 43 to hold baseball tryouts

TROY — Troy Post 43 Baseball and its younger teams are holding tryouts for candidates 15 to 18 year olds for 2016. The tryouts will be held at the Duke Park “Legion Field” on the following dates: Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23 at 1 p.m. Troy Post 43 Baseball is one of Ohio’s most respected baseball programs and participated in both American legion Baseball and the National Amateur Baseball Federation. The team travels to some of the best tournaments in the country. Over 400 former players have advanced on to play college baseball, with 44 having signed pro contracts and two becoming major leaguers. Five former players are currently coaching in college. The team is coached by Frosty Brown.

St. Chris 5K set for August 15

VANDALIA – St. Christopher Parish will hold its annual 5K race on Saturday, August 15 at the church at 435 E. National Road. The race will being at 8:30 a.m. with registration beginning at 7 a.m. All proceeds will help fund summer mission trips for the St. Chris Youth Ministry. Pre-registration by August 5 is $20 and guaranteed a t-shirt or $15 with no shirt. Race day fee is $20 with t-shirts available while extras are available. Teams of at least 10 racers can pre-register at $15 each with a t-shirt or $10 each with no shirt. Make checks payable to St. Chris 5K Run/Walk and mail to Lonnie Adkins at PO Box 714, Vandalia, OH 45377. For more information contact Lonnie at 726-7769 or at

Chamber of Commerce golf scramble is August 18

VANDALIA – The Vandalia- The Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce invites you to participate in our 22nd annual Chamber golf outing on Tuesday, August 18 at Cassel Hills Golf Course. Registration is from 8 – 8:45 with a shot gun start at 9 a.m. Lunch will be served at the conclusion of the scramble. The cost is $80 which includes half a cart, greens fees, breakfast, and lunch. Non-golfers can purchase lunch for $25. Proceeds from this event help to support programs offered to the members of the Chamber. These programs help you and other member businesses stay on top of the ever- businesses stay on top of the ever-changing changing business environment and political activities that challenge all businesses, large or small.

Trot for the Brats set for September 12

VANDALIA — The Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club will host its annual Trot for the Brats 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, September 12 in coordination with the Vandalia Sister Cities Oktboberfest. Participants will receive free admission to the Oktoberfest as well as a coupon for a free bratwurst. Registration info can be found at

The 5K Run/Walk is sponsored by the Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club and the proceeds from this event will directly benefit the youth of the Vandalia City & Butler Township community. For 40 years, the Vandalia-Butler Optimist Club has focused their time, money, energy and resources into the kids of our community and proudly embrace our slogan, “Friend of Youth.”

Our professionally certified 5K (3.1 mile) course is very flat and should offer most avid runners a great opportunity to push for their best 5K time. Professional electronic chip timing for all participants as well as mile splits will be provided during the event. Walkers (and dogs!) and families are welcome! This is a race and a family event all in one package.

Compiled by Darrell Wacker

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