Sports Briefs


Highland County Board of DD Unified Special Olympics slow pitch softball tournament

The Highland County Board of DD will host a Unified Special Olympics slow pitch softball tournament this coming Saturday, July 8th. The tournament will start at 9:30am at Liberty Park. Highland County, Fayette County, Fairfield County, and Madison County will be the teams participating in the tournament. The tournament is open to the public and admission is free.

If there are any questions please contact Nathan Boatman via email at or by phone at 937-393-7926

11U Ironmen Midwest Tryouts in July

The 11U Ironmen Midwest (sponsored by Nike and Powered by Easton) are well on our way to filling our 2018 roster with top talent from Adams, Brown, Clinton and Highland counties. We have scheduled tryouts this year for Monday July 10 and Wednesday July 12th at 6:30pm. Players cannot turn 12 before May 1st, 2018. Tryouts will be held at the Old School Park, 330 Pearl Street, Lynchburg, Ohio 45142. Please bring your equipment to the tryout.

If you are interested in taking your talent to the next level please contact James Flowers 937-763-4035. Email:

If you would like to tryout but cannot make these dates please contact James Flowers to schedule a Private Tryout.

Third Annual Wildcat 5k Chase

The Mowrystown Lions Club will host the Third Annual Wildcat 5K Chase on July 15 starting and finishing at Whiteoak High School located at 44 N. High Street, Mowrystown. Same day registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. Registration on the day of the event will be $25 per person. Participants may pre-register at a cost of $20 per person and will receive a free t-shirt. Deadline to pre-register is July 10 at 5 p.m. To pre-register got to Search for “Mowrystown Lions Club Wildcat 5K Chase – Run/Walk”. Follow the steps provided.

2017 McDonald’s Classic 3ON3 Tournament

The Tiger Youth Basketball Organization will be hosting the 2017 McDonald’s Classic 3ON3 Tournament July 14, 15, 16 at the McClain HighSchool/Greenfield Middle School, 200 North 5th St., Greenfield. Tournament is open to boys and girls teams in the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U age groups (18U only open to players still enrolled in high school.) Up to four players per team. Register and view complete rules at Entry fee is $120 per team, a t-shirt will be given to each player, and teams are guaranteed to play at least three games. Entry deadline is July 1. There will be team awards given for first and second place finishers in all age groups. The event will also feature a 3-point shooting contest, a skills-n-drills competition, and a slam dunk contest. For more information email or call 937-876-9698.

3rd Annual Twilight Glow Run

The Fairfield Athletic Boosters will be hosting the third annual Twilight Glow Run at the Highland Co. North Joint Fire & Ambulance Station in Leesburg on Friday July 28 with registration starting a 7 p.m. Kiddie Dash at 8:30pm Ages 5 and under. Entry fee of $5.00 includes glow necklace. No pre-registration.1 Mile Race at 9:00pm $20 pre-registration includes glow necklace and t-shirt. 5K Race at 10:00pm $20 pre-registration includes glow necklace and t-shirt.

The fee for registering after July 17 is $25. Participants can pre-register on, must be registered online or received by mail on or before Monday, July 17 to guarantee t-shirt. Make check payable to Fairfield Athletic Boosters. Mail check to Twilight Glow Run c/o Debbie Mangus, P.O. Box 535, Hillsboro, OH 45133.

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