Local sports briefs


Memorial Veterans Golf Outing

The eighth annual Sgt. Joe Morris “Moe” Newton Memorial Veterans Golf Outing will be held Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Hillsboro Elks. There will be three simultaneous events – a veterans open foursome with a least two veterans per team, an open foursome, and an all female foursome. There will be skins, hole prizes and a 50/50 raffle; and for all three divisions closest to the pin, longest putt, and first and second place plaques. Food, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided, and there will be a chili cookoff.

There will be a Highland County Veterans Honor Guard memorial service at noon and tee times are 1 p.m. The entry fee is $200 per team. Hole sponsorships are $50. Sign up at the Elks Pro Shop by calling 937-393-3047 or for more information call 937-393-3730.

5th Twilight Glow Run

The fifth annual Twilight Glow Run, including a kiddie dash, one-mile run and 5K run, will be held Friday, Aug. 9 during the Leesburg Festival. For more information visit www.facebook.com/leesburgrunning or register at www.eventbrite.com.

Jack Park visiting Leesburg

Ohio State University football commentator Jack Park will be at the Leesburg Festival from 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. Park will entertain with OSU football stories and reflections. Afterward, you’ll be able to purchase an autographed copy of one of Park’s books, with all proceeds benefiting the Leesburg Area Historical Society Train Depot Restoration Project. The Park presentation is free to attend and will be in an air-conditioned room that adjoins the Leesburg fire station.

15th Fairfield Lion Open

The 15th annual Fairfield Lion Open will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 at Buckeye Hills Golf Course. Lunch and registration are at 11:45 a.m. and a shotgun start for golf is at 12:45 p.m. The entry fee is $240 per four-person team. Entry is limited to the first 30 teams.

The event benefits the Fairfield Music Association and Fairfield Athletic Boosters. The honored guests will be the 1979 state qualifying Fairfield golf team of Chris Cameron, Bryon Morris, Bruce Cunningham, Chris Cook and Tim Cook along with coach Jim Cook.

For more information call Tom Purtell at 937-402-0218.