Sports Briefs

Compiled by Darrell Wacker

Lady Aviator hoops camp slated

VANDALIA — The Butler Lady Aviators have announced the details for their summer basketball camp.

The Lady Aviators will hold camp June 5-8 from 9-11:30 a.m. The camp is open for all students entering grades 3-8. The camp staff will be the Lady Aviator high school coaching staff, current varsity and junior varsity players, and past varsity players.

The cost is $50 (each additional sibling is $40) which includes four fun-filled days of skill instruction, practice, and games led by the staff, camp t-shirt, and various prizes. Campers will get to practice in the SAC (Student Activity Center) at Butler High School.

Payment and registration form is due by May 19. Checks should be made payable to the Butler Athletic Boosters and mailed to Molly Bardonaro, 611 Randler Ave, Vandalia, OH 45377.

If you have questions, contact coach Molly Bardonaro at 937-271-6666 or by email at

Butler boys to host basketball camp

The Butler boys basketball team will host their camp June 12-15 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Butler SAC. The camp is open for all students entering grades 3-8. The fee is $60, but if paid before June 3, an early bird special of $50 applies. Family discounts are available.

The four days of camp at the S.A.C. will be run by Butler coaches and players from the boys basketball program. The primary focus will be on basketball FUNdamentals. Ball handling, dribbling, shooting, passing, and defense will be stressed. Each camper will receive a camp t-shirt and have the opportunity to compete and win prizes in various competitions that stress FUNdamentals.

For more information contact the Butler Athletic Department at 415-6384 or DJ Wyrick at 241-4432.

Butler Football camp set

VANDALIA — The Butler football program will hold football camp under the lights at Butler Memorial Stadium on Friday, June 2 from 6:30-10 p.m. This camp is open to students in grades 1-8. The cost is $30. For more information or a registration form, contact head football coach Nathan Hyatt at (937) 974-4978 or by email at

41Hope 5K registration open

VANDALIA — Regsistration is now open for the 41Hope 5K Memorial Run/Walk to be held Saturday, August 26 at 9 a.m. at Butler High School’s Memorial Stadium. This is the day following Butler football’s home opener versus Massillon Perry and the annual Play for a Cure game.

The 41 HOPE 5K raises money for the Blake LaForce #41 Memorial Fund, a VISIONS Endowment Fund, of the Vandalia and Dayton Foundations. The #41 Fund provides two annual college scholarships, one for a boy and one for a girl student athlete, as well for enhancing the student athlete’s experience, at Vandalia-Butler High School. The Butler Kickline captained this Memorial 5K, honoring Blake #41, to Compete, Persevere and Win.

All registration information can be found at

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