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CYO 7th graders nab tourney, title & trophy

The St. Albert The Great girls seventh grade basketball team went undefeated in the Dayton CYO Division II league. They went on to win the tournament to claim the division title. The coaches are Head Coach Gary Lammers and Assistant Coach Bill Punce. The team members are Alona Skipper, Marquax Collins, Anna Kroger, Claire Becker, Olivia Fisher, Michelle Robillard, Lauren Blommel, Sarah Hoying, Allison Bendel.


Jr. Jills swat Swarm 44-20

On Sunday, March 2, the Oakwood third and fourth grade Junior Jills defeated the Monroe Swarm 44-20 at Dixie-New Lebanon to win the 2008 Dayton Metro Girls Division III South Tournament. The third and fourth grade girls were also the regular season Division III South Champions and completed the season 23-5, 17-1 in conference play. The team features girls from the Oakwood area and who attend Harman and Smith  Elementary Schools.  Anyone 3-6 grade girls interested in playing for the Junior Jills during the 08-09 season can contact Coach Tony Wootton at 293-0561 for tryout information.

Letter to sports parents

My name is Scott Herman, varsity softball coach at Oakwood High School. I am extremely interested in putting together a feeder softball program to feed into the junior high and high school softball program. Girls softball is really taking off. The sport has exploded in the last several years.

I would like to put together two teams for this coming summer. A 12U and 10U team. We already have several 10U girls and a coach interested. We would play in a league during the week. That would be one or two nights a week. We would play in two or three weekend tournaments during the summer. We will work around your summer schedule.

It doesn’t matter, If a female student is a good athlete and is looking to try something new, or if she has or had played T-ball or softball, we are interested. Even if she played at one time and quit and wants to give it another try, we are interested. Sometimes it comes down to what type of coach she had. We will only have coaches that will TEACH the girls how to play this game.

Age requirements will go by the age the girls are on Jan. 1 of this year. For 12U, girls must be 11 or 12 on Jan. 1 of this year. So that means if a girl turns 13 anytime after Jan. 1, that is OK; 10U – The girl must be 9 or 10 on Jan.1 of this year; If a girl turns 11 anytime after Jan 1, that is OK also.

For more information, you can call me at 673-0944 or e-mail me at

Thank You,
Coach Scott Herman

Sports Expo March 9 at Trent Arena

The Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is hosting Sports Expo 2008.  Learn more about the youth sports organizations in Kettering.  The event is being held Sunday, March 9, from 1 - 5 p.m. at the Trent Arena (attached to Kettering Fairmont High School).  

Admission is free. Highlights include:

• All sport-related organizations will be represented (from youth to high school, including Fairmont Athletics, UD and Wright State)

• Pick up information regarding sports medicine and sports acceleration training

• Door and raffle prizes will be given out throughout the event

• Play sport-related games & contests

• Registration information available for spring and fall sports.

For more information call Jim Engelhardt at 296-2587.

Kettering athletic league registrations underway

FKAL (First Kettering Athletic League) is a non-profit youth baseball league that provides a safe and fun environment for ALL kids to learn and play T-ball, Girls softball, and Coed baseball.  FKAL would like to invite ALL youth from Oakwood to come and play.  FKAL has ONLINE registrations as well as walk-in
registration for:

Girls Fast Pitch Softball League (for Girls 12 & under)

Girls Coach Pitch Softball League (for Girls 10 & under)

Coed Baseball Leagues (for 2nd-12 graders

Tee ball league (for K-1st graders)

Softball games will be played at Ernst Park behind the Kettering YMCA and all baseball and tee ball games will be held at Irelan Park. Season starts week of April 7 thru June 26. In March, FKAL will begin walk-in registrations at Irelan Park on Saturday, March 8 at 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and on Wednesdays, March 5 and 12 from 5-8 p.m. More information on all leagues can be found on or by calling Rob Young at 604-9321.

March 4, 2008
Volume 17, No. 10

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