LIMA — Emily Knouff shot a 1-under 70 Tuesday to take the girls 16-18 title in the Lima Junior Golf Association - McDonald’s Junior Series LuLu’s Diner Junior Open at Lost Creek Golf Club.
Jill Schmitmeyer was second with an 82.
Carter Bowman was the boys 16-18 competition, which had to be shortened to 17 hours due to the wet weather, with a 68. Grant Ricketts was second with a 69.
Aaron Belcher and Ryan Moody each shot 55 through 12 holes when the boys 14-15 event had to be halted. Belcher was awarded first place based on having a lower score on the No. 1 handicap hole.
Madilyn Paphanchith was the girls 15 and younger winner with a nine-hole total of 47, one stroke better than Erin Mulcahy. Ethan Harmon was the boys 12-13 victor with a nine-hole score of 39 followed by Gavin Harmon with a 41.
The LJGA’s next scheduled event is a two-person scramble Thursday at Bluffton Golf Club.
Express All Star Game
The Lima Express All Star Game featuring former heavyweight boxing champion James “Buster” Douglas will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Lima Central Catholic High School (720 S. Cable Road. Tickets are $7 for general admission, $12 for courtside seating and for $50 for VIP spots To purchase tickets visit TheLimaExpress.TicketLeap.com
Besides Douglas, the night will include Londell Smith of “The Londell Smith Show” serving as MC for the Night, the National Anthem being sung by Lima native Lorraine Butler, Music provided by Chill Noy-Eezz (smooth jazz band) and a halftime show by Lyn’s Academy of Dance.
Serving as coaches will be Mark Anderson (2015 Lima Express head coach), Jordan Swift (2015 Lima Express assistant coach) and Aaron Cross (UNOH grad, 2015 Lima Express forward)
Those scheduled to play include Anthony Pettaway (2015 Lima Express forward), Johnny Elliott (UNOH Grad, 2015 Lima Express guard), Brandon Hassell (Penn State grad), Mark Stevenson (2015 Lima Express guard), Kyle Meyer (Ohio Northern grad, 2015 Lima Express forward, second team All Premier Basketball League), Cordaryl Ballard (2015 Lima Express guard, All PBL honorable mention) and DeVaughn Buntyn Taylor (2015 Lima Express guard).
Gun Stag/Hog Roast
The Spencerville Youth Athletic Association is having a Gun Stag/Hog Roast on Aug. 1 at the Spencerville VFW. Tickets are $25 which includes a meal and chance to win a big gun safe. For details call Norm Koenig at 937-726-8449.
CELINA — Wright State University - Lake Campus Athletics is now a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).
“The United States Collegiate Athletic Association is a national organization that exists to provide quality athletic competition on a regional and national level.” according to a new release. “The USCAA focuses specifically on smaller institutions of higher learning and their student-athletes. The primary goal of the USCAA is to provide members with an association that is devoted to the growth, vision, and values of their institutions. The USCAA’s focus is to enhance member institutions through athletics, by conducting national championships, naming All-Americans, recognizing scholar athletes, and promoting USCAA member schools.”
“Overall, the athletic programs at the Lake Campus are very strong and are currently in a very good position to continue to strengthen,” Athletic Director Trent Kline said in the same release. “In assessing the current status of the athletic programs at the Lake Campus and, as Wright State and the Lake Campus embark on a Capital Campaign to support strategic initiatives that include growth in athletics, we plan to solidify the future of Wright State–Lake Campus Athletics and are excited about the opportunity to compete at a higher level.”
In addition to the new conference membership, volleyball will be returning to the list of athletics the Lake Campus will be offering for the 2015-16 year. Michelle Hardesty will be the head volleyball coach.
Fore more information about the USCAA and Lake Campus athletics for to lake.wright.edu/athletics.Mike Purdy can be reached at 567-242-0451.