Sports briefs

Compiled by Darrell Wacker -

Compiled by Darrell Wacker

Recreation Center to hold soccer referee classes

VANDALIA – The Vandalia Recreation Center will hold soccer referee classes beginning on Sunday, August 2. Classes are mandatory for all ages refereed, and those interested must be 14 years old by August 22, 2015. Classes on Sunday, August 2 and August 9 are from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Vandalia Senior Center. A field class will be held Saturday, August 15 from 9 – 10:30 a.m. at the sports complex. For more information contact Alicia McCracken at 415-2347 or or John Gray at 898-2918 or

Butler football golf scramble set for August 1

TIPP CITY – Preparations are under way for the third annual Vandalia-Butler Football Alumni (and Friends) Golf Scramble to be held at Cliffside Golf Course. The scramble will be held Saturday, August 1. Shotgun start will be at 1:30 with dinner immediately following the outing at AMVETS on Brown School Road. This will be a day for the alumni to play a round of golf, relax, and enjoy some food together after golf. Entry fee is $50 per person which includes greens fee, cart, beverages (water and soft drinks), and prizes. Organizers are seeking help to make this a great day for the alumni by making a donation for door prizes or by sponsoring a hole at the golf scramble. Contact head coach Greg Bush with questions or for a donation form at 937-903-2649 or Mark Peck at 937-304-8372. Proceeds of the scramble will go towards new football equipment.

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

Announcing Englewood Little League Fall Sunday League

ENGLEWOOD – Englewood Little League (ELL) is now accepting registrations for the new Fall Sunday League! Two baseball divisions – 8/9 (next year’s 9/10) and 10/11 (next year’s 11/12). Players may not turn 13 before December 31. The Fall Sunday League runs 5 weeks – double headers on Sundays. Starts August 23 with no games Labor Day weekend. Cost is $40, includes shirt. A $5 Discount for registered ELL players from 2015 spring/summer season. Open to any players, not just ELL. On-site registration will be on Saturdays: July 11, 18, 25 from 9 -11 a.m. at Centennial Park, 321 Union Boulevard. Registration forms can be found at and will be accepted through August 13. For more information, contact Michele Stoltz 361-7076 or Barry Deem 623-8894.

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