Local sports briefs — June 16


Jackson County Golf Open

The 41st annual Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Jackson County Golf Open will be held Thursday, June 18, at the Elks Golf Course. The tournament will feature a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

The cost is $70 per player, which includes 18 holes, use of cart and a steak dinner courtesy of The Scioto Ribber restaurant. Checks should be made payable to the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce. Individuals do not need to be members of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce to play.

Businesses are welcome to be golf hole sponsors for $50.

To register, or for more information, please contact the Jackson Area of Commerce at 740-286-2722 between 8 a.m. and noon on Weekdays.

Shawnee State Women’s Basketball Golf Scramble

The SSU women’s basketball team will be holding a golf scramble on June 13 at 9 a.m. at Shawnee Golf Course. Registration is $220 per team with a lunch included. First place will receive $500, second place will receive a one-night stay at the Shawnee State Lodge.

The team is also looking for hole sponsorships for the event, which cost $100 per hole.

To register, call 740-351-3271 or 606-922-3121.

Summer Basketball League

The Complex will be starting a summer basketball league on weeknights beginning June 15. There will be five divisions for both boys and girls.

The following grades will participate on the following nights: First through second graders and third through fourth graders on Thursday, fifth through sixth graders on Tuesday, junior high on Monday and freshmen and JV on Monday.

Eligible grade will be determined by the upcoming 2015-16 school year.

The season will consist of six games with a league tournament to follow. All games will be played indoors at The Complex with licensed officials. Entry Fee is $45 per player if signed up before June 1 and $50 per player after. Each player will also receive a league T-shirt. For more information or to sign up, contact Brandon Entler at 740-285-2049 or 740-876-8634.

Pee Wee Football

Portsmouth Pee Wee Football and Cheerleading sign-ups will take place on June 22 and 23 from 5-7 p.m at Portsmouth Elementary School. Sign-ups will take place near the cafeteria. Kids in grades first through sixth are eligible; please bring your child’s birth certificate. The cost is $30 for one child, $20 for a second child and $10 for a third child.

Bannon Park Classic

The annual Bannon Park Classic basketball tournament will take place July 3-5. The junior high tournament will begin on Friday, the high school tournament will be completed Saturday and the adult tournament will be played on Sunday.

Each tournament features five-on-five, full-court, double elimination basketball.

For more information or to become a sponsor of the event, contact Jeff Lisath at [email protected]

Great American Hoops Inviational

The Great American Hoops Invitational will take place July 8 through 24 at the Portsmouth High School gymnasium. There is no entry fee to join double elimination tournament, and teams have the chance to win $25 thousand. For more information, go to www.greatamericanhoops.com or call 614-463-0146.

Circleville Dog Days

The 14th annual Circleville Dog Days 5K road race, presented by Red Barn, will be held Sat., Aug. 1 at 9 a.m., beginning and ending at Circleville High School.

The event boasts unique Dog Days suncatchers, given to the top three in each of 34 total age groups, and awards to the top three overall male and female finishers. Numerous door prizes also will be awarded. Water and splits will be available on the course, and refreshments will be available at the finish.

If you are interested in running, print an entry form at www.circlevillexc.com or register the day of the race from 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. There is a $15 pre-registration fee ($20 on race day), and at least the first 150 registered will receive a free T-shirt.

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