|Sports Briefs: 06-18-13|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 18 June 2013 09:43|
Two forwards commit to Falcon hockey
Forwards John Schilling and Keith Burchett have verbally committed to play college hockey at Bowling Green.
Schilling and Burchett will play in the United States (Junior) Hockey League next season, Schilling for Chicago and Burchett for Sioux Falls.
Both played last season for the Chicago Mission midget team. Gino Cavallini, who scored in the fourth overtime to give the Falcons the NCAA championship in 1984, is an assistant coach for the Mission.
Schilling also played five games in the USHL and the North American (Junior) Hockey League last season. He's 6-foot, 165 pounds and is from Oswego, Ill. He turns 19 in January.
Burchett had 17 goals and 22 assist in 31 games for the Mission last season. He turns 19 in December.
They are expected to join the Falcons for the 2015-16 season, but could join the team for the 2014-15 season if junior forward Ryan Carpenter leaves BG after next season to sign a pro contact. - GORDON
Youth golf clinic planned in BG
A golf clinic for boys and girls age 10-12 is Monday, June 26, July 1 and July 3. The clinic will be held at the Dixie Driving Range and is sponsored by the Bowling Green Country Club.
The clinic is from 10-noon each day. The cost is $70.
For more information or to register, call (419) 352-3100, ext. 2 or (419) 266-8457.
Special Olympians to compete in State Summer Games
Twenty-three athletes from Wood County Special Olympics will compete in the State Summer Games June 28-30 in Columbus.
The athletes are Aaron Baker, Maggie Beeker, Sara Burrell, Steve Chamberlin, Callie Croyle, George Dutton, Kim Fechter, Melissa Frizado, Amanda Gump, Tyler Hitt, Maggie Hunt, John Kuhbander, Emma Laube, Mike Nietz, Kimberly Paxton, Ryan Rath, Jason Ruppert, Kathleen Ruppert, Stephen Scholl, Abbie Simmons, Michael Stanford, Gene Stokes and Jacob West.
The games consist of 11 sports, aquatics, bocce, bowling, cycling, gymnastics, power lifting, roller skating, soccer, tennis, track and field and volleyball.
Grand Rapids plans fundraiser
GRAND RAPIDS - The Grand Rapids Little League will be having a Fun day fundraiser Saturday at its ball fields.
The schedule of events: 1-8 p.m. - inflatables and games, 4 p.m. - agility and obedience dog demonstration, 4:30 p.m. - release the hounds, 6 p.m. - parents versus coaches game (all parents are welcome to play, meet at the little diamond at 5:30 p.m.), 8 p.m. - end of silent auction and drawing for raffle winners.
A corn hole tournament will be held at 3 p.m. The cost is $20 per team. Registration is from 1-2:30 p.m. at the ball diamonds the day of the event or by calling (419) 309-1351.
The winning team receives half of what is taken in for the tournament.
At dusk, the movie, The Sand Lot, will be shown at the ball diamonds. Persons are invited to bring their blankets and lawn chairs. Admission is free.
For more information, visit the league's page on Facebook.
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