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Sports Briefs for Sept. 27, 2012

September 26, 2012
Salem News

Ups for Downs golf scramble to be held

CALCUTTA - A golf scramble to benefit the locally-based "The Ups for Downs" will take place Oct. 13 at Turkana Golf Course. Cost is $240 per team of four ($60 per person). It's an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Money due as soon as possible prior to the event. Hole sponsors also are needed at a cost of $50 per hole. Those wishing to enter a team and sponsor a hole, the cost is $280. Doughnuts provided morning of the event, hot dogs at the turn, and hot dogs and hamburgers following the event. There will be prizes for closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt, and well as monetary prizes to the top three teams based on entries. Mulligans and skins also will be sold, and a 50-50 will take place. Further information available by contacting Eric Derrington at 330-383-1821. "The Ups for Downs" is part of the Tri-State Down Syndrome Support Group.

Turkey shoot being held Sunday

WEST POINT - The West Point Rod and Gun Club is having a turkey shoot at noon Sunday.

Beaver Local football tickets on sale

CALCUTTA -Beaver Local is currently selling pre-sale football tickets for Friday night's home game against Struthers. Tickets are $5 for adults, and $4 for students and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at Beaverr Local High School, Beaver Local Middle School, Campbell?Signs and 7& 30 Superette.

Dash to Mat's Bash being held Oct. 13

WELLSVILLE - Preparations are being made for the fourth annual "Dash to Mat's Bash" by the Mathugh Johnston Memorial Corp. and Ohio Valley College of Technology. The 1.5 mile fun walk/run, set for Oct. 13, is a costume-based event through the village of Wellsville, taking in scenic Riverside Avenue, beginning at the Wellsville Municipal Building on Main Street. This year the race will be in memory of the late Vickie McCombs. The race will encompass Main, Ninth, and Fifth streets, and on race days those roads will be closed for approximately one hour. Race registrations can be found at "Dash for Mat's Bash" Facebook page, requested via email at, or local businesses. Cost $10 per person and includes race packet, T-shirt, and entry for door prizes. Add $1 per size above XL. A kid's dash costs $5 will consist of a t-shirt, Halloween costume contest, candy bag, and other prizes. The third Fire Department Brigade Relay also will take place. The relay brigade will include six member teams, each running 400 meters for a total of the same 1.5 miles as the other participants. Each brigade of six members in Turnout Gear will hand off a water nozzle to the next participant until completion. Packet and t-shirt pick-up and late registration will be the day of the race beginning at 10:30 a.m. Late registration accepted until 1:45 p.m. at the municipal building. The kid's dash will start at 2 p.m. promptly followed with the 1.5 mile run/walk.

Basketball league registration being held

SALEM - The Salem Community Center is currently holding registration for the upcoming Youth Basketball League through Nov. 5. The league is for children in grades K-6 with all games played on Saturdays beginning in January. Any family registering two or more children will receive a $10 family rate discount off of the total registration fee. There will be a Girls Youth Basketball League again this season for girls in grades 2-6. For information, call (330) 332-5885 or visit our website at

Indoor soccer registration being held

SALEM - Registration for the Center Circle Salem Indoor Sports Complex Session 1 Soccer is currently open. Open Registration will be held through Oct. 21. The league will run Oct. 29 Dec. 16 (seven weeks). The cost per team is $490 (does not include referee fees and is non-refundable). Teams registering by Sept. 30 will receive a $50 discount. Divisions will be available for U8 through Over 30. Register at the SCC Front Desk or by phone by calling 330.332.5885 to ensure a spot. For information, visit or call 330.332.5885.

Swimming lessons to be held

SALEM - The Salem Community Center will host another session of the popular swim lesson program beginning on Oct. 6th and running every Saturday, ending on Nov. 24th. Six Learn to Swim levels are available, along with a Mommy and Me level for infants and their parent. Instructors are American Red Cross WSI certified with years of experience. Cost is $70 for non-members and $55 for members. A multiple child discount is available. For information or to sign up call the Salem Community Center at (330) 332-5885.

Oak Glen selling football tickets

NEW MANCHESTER - Tickets for the Oak Glen at Weir football game Friday are available in the Oak Glen High School main office through 1 p.m. Friday. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 for students. All tickets are $6 at the gate.



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