Local Sports Briefs


Compiled by Gary Budzak - gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com



9th annual Golf Outing

The Sunbury Big Walnut Chamber of Commerce will present its Back to School Quarterly Membership Breakfast immediately preceding the 9th Annual Golf Outing to highlight “Back to School” in the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area. Representatives of the Big Walnut Local Schools will be speaking.

The breakfast is at 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 at Royal American Golf Club, 3300 Miller Paul Road, Galena.

For more information, visit www.sunburybigwalnutchamber.com.

Showa Golf Outing Saturday

The 24th annual American Showa Golf Outing Benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters Delaware Program takes place July 29 at Delaware Golf Club, 3329 Columbus Pike, Delaware.

Proceeds from this event benefit the Delaware County Program of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. Over the years of this event, it has donated an amazing $440,000 to support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ programming in Delaware County, impacting thousands of our children’s lives and the future of our community.

There will be a Shotgun Start at 8 a.m. Golfing will be finished by mid-afternoon.

For more information, visit http://www.bbbscentralohio.org

2017 BWHS Boys Golf Tryout Information

Tryouts for the Big Walnut boy’s golf team will be held beginning, Tuesday, August 1 at the Royal American golf course on Miller Paul Road.

Interested golfers must be at the golf course by 7 a.m.

If anyone who is trying out has not played golf on a golf team either at the high school or the middle school level, then you must contact Coach Workman at 740-815-3634 by Friday, July 28.

Soccer standout in S.C.

Former Big Walnut soccer player Emma Padgett recently tweeted that she has “committed to continue my athletic and academic career at Limestone College.” Limestone is in Gaffney, S.C.

Junior Olympics gymnast

Rebecca McVeigh says her son Jonathon McVeigh “has just returned from the Men’s Gymnastics Junior Olympics in Kissimmee, Florida. Jonathon brought home a metal by winning fifth place on Floor exercise with a score of 14.0 first day of competition and a 13.25 in the finals. He competes at level 10 which is the highest level. Jonathon injured his wrist earlier this year from a dirt-bike accident. He was unable to compete and missed over half of the competition season. He was able to compete all-around (all events) one meet prior to the State competition. Jonathon was able to come back from his injury and is our State champion on floor with a score of 14.2! He also placed 5th on high bar, 6th on parallel bars, 8th on vault and 10th on both pommel and rings at the State meet. He qualified and moved onto the regional competition. He had a great regional meet in Frankenmuth, MI placing 4th on floor with a 13.75, which qualified him for the Junior Olympic 2017 National competition as an event specialist for floor exercise.

“JO Nationals are composed of two days of competition per level. During the Junior Olympic Nationals there is preliminary competition and the gymnasts must qualify to make it to the final round of competition. Gymnasts that compete come from the entire United States and are the best gymnasts in the Nation. Jon came in 2nd on floor during the peliminary competition day and made it to the finals. He finished in 5th place with a score of 13.25, this was .05 points away from third place.

“Jonathon competes with International Gymnastics Academy in Columbus. He attends BW High School as a freshman this 2016/2017 school year. Jonathon is an all around gymnast, which means he competes all 6 events regularly. Men’s gymnastic events are Floor, Pommel Horse, High Bar, Parallel Bars, Rings and Vault.”

Congratulations Jonathon!

Little Brown Jog

People In Need, Inc. of Delaware County Ohio is proud to announce the first annual Little Brown Jog 5K and Kids Fun Run at 9 a.m. Sept. 3 at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. You start and finish on the race track where the Little Brown Jug harness race occurs.

Proceeds from the Race will directly benefit People In Need; for more information on People in Need and how you can get involved please check out: www.delawarepeopleinneed.org

We hope to see you there, purchase tickets at: https://racepenguin.com/events/littlebrownjog/

Runner has top finish

Congratulations to Colbi Borland, cross-country runner at Big Walnut. She finished fourth among women runners with a time of 19:56 at the Rotary 5K in Westerville on July 4.

Flag Football for kids

Flag Football Fanatics/ Play Fanatics / Ohio Youth Connection is a non-profit youth organization that prides itself on providing a fun, safe, and positive football atmosphere. The game of football provides unique opportunities for our children to grow both emotionally and physically.

FFF has become the LARGEST NFL Flag Football organization in the state of Ohio and the 2nd largest in the USA with over 7,200 participants in 2016 from Pre-K through 7th grade.

The Westerville League plays an 8-week season at Westerville North High School. Practices start Aug. 26; games start Sept. 10. Final registration is required by Aug. 4.

For more information, visit https://ohioflagfootball.com/flag-football-fanatics or call 614-437-5252.

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Compiled by Gary Budzak

gbudzak@aimmediamidwest.com