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Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet
Reservation deadline Aug. 15

The Oakwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee would like to invite the public to the First Annual Oakwood Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet to be held Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Dayton Country Club (jacket/no denim) beginning at 6 p.m.  

Cost for the event is $30 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under.  Social hours begins at 6 p.m. with heavy hors d’ouvres; program begins at 7:15 pm.  To purchase tickets for the event, please send a check made payable to Oakwood Athletic Boosters, and mail to Oakwood Athletic Hall of Fame, 1200 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH 45419 by Aug. 15, 2008.  Attendees will not receive a ticket in the mail; check in begins at 5:45 p.m. at the Dayton Country Club.  For more information, please contact Mark Hughes, Chairman, Hall of Fame Committee, at (937) 297-5342.

The following individuals will be inducted at the banquet at the Dayton Country Club on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008.

Dr. Roger Beardmore, Class of 1969
Kate Burton, Class of 1981
Edward Cook, Coach
Bess Hayner, Coach
Dan Howell, Class of 1973
J. Mack Hummon, Coach
Barry MacKay, Class of 1953
Joe (Buzz) Pierce, Class of 1964
John Sauer, Class of 1943
Marisa Tuzzi Maher, Class of 1995
State Championship Track Teams of 1929, 1930, & 1931

The Committee is trying to locate the family members of Dan Howell, Bess Hayner and the 1929-1931 State Championship Track Teams.  If you know of any information that would help us, please call the Oakwood Athletic Department at 937-297-5342.

Weckerling under par at Tour Championship

OHS sophomore Corey Weckerling shot a one under par 71 to place second at the “Tour Championship” at Tournament Players Club (TPC) at River’s Bend, one of only three scores under par for all age groups. Front nine score was a 33 with the back nine a 38.

Open to all student-athletes entering grades 9-12 for the ‘08/’09 school year, the field will be divided into four divisions: Boys Jr/Sr; Boys Frsh/Soph; Girls Jr/Sr; and Girls Frsh/Soph. The format is individual stroke play and participants must play in the first three events to qualify for the Tour Championship. Scores from the first three events will be combined and the top 32 from each region will advance to play at the TPC where all scores will then be reset. USGA & Local Rules will apply.

OHS Booster News

BOOSTER DAYS:  August 14 and 15.   Booster Days kicks off Thursday night, Aug. 14  when the girls soccer team  scrimmages Butler 5:00 p.m. and the boys soccer team plays the Alumni at 7 p.m.  On Friday, the Oakwood Football team will scrimmage Minster at 7 p.m.  Both nights are held in the Oakwood Stadium. Admission is free.  Concessions will be open! Come support the Jacks and Jills!   

ATHLETIC TICKETS: Season tickets, reserved seating and ticket price information can be viewed by logging onto the school website at and selecting athletics and ticket information.
Tickets may be purchased in the Athletic Office prior to the start of school from
8 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

BOOSTER MEMBERSHIP:  Information was mailed in July to all families with school aged children grades 7 - 12. We welcome and encourage all community members to support our Oakwood Junior and Senior High athletic program by joining the Athletic Booster Association. Membership forms will be available in the fall school registration packet, the fall sports program, or call Jeff Breidenbach at 293-2767 or Diane Scott at 294-8469.

SPIRIT SHOP: The new selection of 2008 Lumberjack Spirit-wear will be premiered on both Booster Days, Aug. 14 and 15, and at the Ice Cream Social, Aug. 17.  Items will also be sold at all home Oakwood football games.  Support the Lumberjacks by wearing Blue and Gold to all the games!

HOMECOMING TAILGATE: The Boosters will sponsor a Tailgate on Friday, Oct. 3, 2008 at 6 p.m. before the Homecoming game against Milton Union. Join us for a hamburger cookout in front of the stadium.

Mark your calendars . . .Saturday, March 14, 2009.


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Intro Sports Camp Week
August 11-15, 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Boys and Girls ages 7-10
Old River Sports Complex

Hollinger Tennis Club News

Member/Guest Tournament slated Aug. 9

Hollinger Tennis Club’s annual Member/Guest Tournament will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9, from 9-11 a.m., followed by a potluck luncheon. Any non-members that would like to play in this tournament please call Chris Cubbage, our Club Manager and Director of Tennis, at 304-6892.

1/2 Price memberships offered at Hollinger

Half-price memberships for new members are being offered at the Hollinger Tennis Club again this year, effectively immediately. Please contact the Club’s Membership Chairman, Bob Reece, at 298-2536. There are lots of  activities yet for this season, which ends around Nov. 1, and you can still join a weekly mixed doubles group or daytime league. The Club is located at 201 Shafor Blvd. in Oakwood, and the phone number is 299-2961.

12 to 14-year-old league opens

Patterson Park is now taking registration for its autumn baseball leagues including the new 12-14 year old transitional league. In this age group – past Little League but not yet varsity – games will be played on 90’ bases with 60’ pitching distances at Patterson Park on the upstairs fields off Stewart Street.

There will be a maximum of 12 players per team and transition league teams will play two games per week on Thursdays and Saturdays. As always there will also be the “downstairs” autumn league, now for 9-11 year olds, on the Little League fields off Irving Ave. Games will be Wednesday and Saturdays. Patterson Park continues to offer the High School baseball league for 14-18 year olds on the “upstairs” diamonds.

League play runs from Aug. 20 through approximately Oct. 11. Individual awards for top categories are awarded at seasons end.Information and registration forms can be found at the Patterson Park Baseball Website, which is

For  9-11 year olds questions please call Mark Laidler at 299-4824.
For 12-14 year olds questions please call Jim Murphy at 298-8473.
For 14-18 year olds, please call Jimmy Chandler at 256-3740 for all information.

Fall OHS athletics start dates

Oakwood High School’s Fall Sports will begin on the following
dates and times:

Football – Thursday, July 31 – 7:30 a.m. Practice field

Boy’s Soccer – Monday, August 4 –7 a.m. Stadium,
8-10 and 11-1 Old River

Girls Soccer – Monday, August 4 – 7 a.m. Stadium

Volleyball – Monday, August 4 – 4 p.m. East Gym

Golf – Monday, August 4 – 8 a.m. Community Golf Course

Girl’s Tennis – Monday, August 4 – 9 a.m.. OCC Tennis Courts

Field Hockey – Monday, August 4 – 7 a.m. Stadium,
5:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m. Irving Field

Cross Country – Monday, August 4 – 8 a.m. Stadium

Varsity/alumni soccer game slated Aug. 14

The Oakwood High School varsity/alumni soccer game will be played on Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. The alumni will be playing the OHS varsity team. Any alumni who would like to participate will need to contact Kyle Duwel at 272-4560 or by Aug. 10. There will be a $10 charge to participate which will cover the cost of a T-shirt. Players will need to arrive at the stadium no later than 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 14. Alumni will need to wear shin guards, white socks and dark shorts.

Field hockey alumni game Aug. 16

Calling all Oakwood Field Hockey Alumnas!  The 2008 Oakwood Field Hockey Alumni Game is set for Saturday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. at Irving Field.  Please help us kick off our season with a great game against our high school team.  Contact head coach Lindsay Schafer if you have any questions at laschafe@ or 545-8228.  Yeah, Rah, Hockey!

Oakwood 7th grade football info meeting Aug. 6

The seventh grade football team and parents will have a “Meet the Coaches” meeting on
Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. in the high school library. You will receive information on the team schedule, poli cies, and contact information. It will be a short meeting with time for questions afterward.

Parent/athlete meeting Aug. 13

Oakwood High School will hold its fall sports parent/athlete meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. High school coaches will be on hand to answer questions about the upcoming season.


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