Sports Calendar

Basketball officiating course offered

MIDDLETOWN — The Middletown Basketball Officials Association is sponsoring a New Basketball Officials Training Course. The class starts September 16 and will meet at Middletown Christian School. Upon completion of the course, you will be certified as an OHSAA Basketball Class 2 Official and eligible to work junior varsity, freshman and junior high games. The opportunity to officiate youth level games will also be available. Interested students can register with the OHSAA at and select the Middletown Basketball Officials Association – New Officials Training Course. Please contact Ed Huey @ 937-478-9277 or [email protected] for additional information.

Northmont Dugout Club to host pasta dinner

CLAYTON – The Northmont High School baseball teams’ annual Pasta Dinner hosted by the Northmont Dugout Club will be held Friday, Sept. 22 from 4-7 p.m. in the Northmont High School Cafeteria. The menu consists of a pasta dinner with meat or meatless sauce, tossed salad, bread, dessert and drink. Price of the meal for Adults/Students is $7. Tickets can be purchased from any high school baseball player or at the door. Children 6 & under are admitted free and do not require a ticket.

Northmont Golf Thunder Classic set for Sept. 30

CLAYTON — The Northmont Golf Parents Association will be hosting the 21st annual Thunder Classic golf outing on Saturday, September 30 at Meadowbrook at Clayton. This event will help support the Northmont High School golf teams and the scholarship fund for deserving seniors. The event will begin with a shotgun start at 1p.m. and includes door prizes, a par 3 shootout, longest drive contest and other fun golf challenges with a wonderful buffet dinner to follow. The cost of the event is $80 per golfer which includes 18 holes of golf, snacks on the course and dinner ($25 for dinner only). In addition, sponsorship opportunities are available for each hole, the driving range and door prizes. All sponsorship information must be received by September 15 to be included in the program. Sponsor forms and registration information is available by contacting Jeff Thayer at [email protected] or (937) 668-4469 Please consider getting a foursome together and joining us for the greatest show on turf. Go Bolts!

Beginner lacrosse clinics slated in Tipp City

TIPPECANOE — Tipp City Red Devils Lacrosse will be holding beginner lacrosse clinics at LT Ball Intermediate on Oct. 1, Oct. 8, and Oct. 15 from 1-3 p.m. Kindergarteners through high school seniors welcome. Please go to our Facebook page and link to our website to register. The first 30 participants registered will have the clinic fee waived and receive a free Tipp City Red Devils Lacrosse T-shirt. Anyone who doesn’t take advantage of the Early Bird Registration can register on the website but will be charged a $5 fee the day of the clinic. Red Devils Lacrosse tees will be available for purchase on clinic days for $10 for those who missed the Early Bird Registration. Hope to see you there.

Football tickets prices and sales locations

CLAYTON – Ticket prices for Northmont High School football games have been set.

Game Day Gate Prices

Gate Prices $8.00 – All students, senior citizens (60 and above), and adults.

Pre-Sale Information

Pre-Sale Football tickets $6.00 Adults / $4.00 Student and senior citizens (60 and above)

Locations Sold

High School: Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the Northmont Athletic Department from 8am-3pm. For home and away football games all season long

Middle School: Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at the Middle School during Thursdays and Fridays during home game weeks only.

Elementary Schools: Englewood, Englewood Hills, Northmoor, Northwood, and Union for all home games during the week of each home game.

TKL – Photo Sports: TKL- Photo Sports Sporting Goods 300 West National Rd. during normal business hours. For home and away football games all season long.

Baseball and softball umpires needed

DAYTON — Please remember the days you were playing ball. Maybe you agreed with the call or maybe you did not, but you could not have played the game without the officials. Please take the time and consider giving back to the kids and their programs. Below is an opportunity for all of us. This is related to baseball and softball, but all sports need officials.

According to OHSAA data there are now about 700 less licensed baseball umpires in Ohio than there were 5 years ago, and about the same amount numbers lost with softball umpires. Other sports are struggling as well.

Looking ahead to 2018 season all schools are asking for your help in recruitment of new officials. The OHSAA has recruited hard all spring/summer and it is looking like the “new class” numbers will be good this winter, but we need them to be great. Anyone you know that might be a good candidate to take the class, please have them go to Coaches, teachers, police officers, former players or simply any person of integrity that loves the game should consider becoming an umpire. is a dedicated site for recruitment of new umpires in West Central / Southwest Ohio.