Piqua football scrimmage is ‘Foundation’ game; Covington to induct three in Hall; Piqua Open signups going on; TriStar Soccer coming up; Shock holding tryouts


Rob Kiser/Call Photo Piqua receiver Cale Meckstroth fights for yardage against Lima Senior Friday night.

Rob Kiser/Call Photo Piqua receiver Cale Meckstroth fights for yardage against Lima Senior Friday night.


Staff Reports

The Piqua football team will be hosting Springboro at 7 p.m. Friday in a “Foundation” game.

There will be an admission for $5 for everyone attending the game with all monies going to the Piqua United Way.

There will be NO passes accepted for anyone on Friday Night.

Covington to

induct three

The Covington High School Athletic Hall of Fame will hold their 35th annual induction ceremony on Sept. 1, 2017 at halftime of the football game with Minster.

This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include: Meredith Tobias, Class of 2007; Gene Studebaker, Class of

2007 and honorary inductee Coach Jack Schwamberger

Admission ($6) will be charged for the game & ceremony.

Piqua Open

set for Labor Day

The Piqua City Open tennis tournament returns this Labor Day weekend following another great year last year. Last year we hosted 38 participants, with a great influx of talent featuring 13 new participants to the tournament. Enhancing the tournament, 13 players participated in multiple events.

The Piqua Tennis Association was formed in 1977. Over the past 40 years several tournament directors and countless volunteers have helped to keep this tournament going. As far as we know this is the only unsanctioned tournament of its size that still exists in Ohio.

Last year’s tournament director, Bonnie Davis, is returning this year to ensure another successful tournament. Bonnie, now retired, is working very hard to foster of a love of tennis in the community. She has been involved in several programs focusing on getting youth into the sport, as well as playing on the Schroeder Tennis 4.0 Team.

With support from the City of Piqua, Piqua City Schools, Schroeder Tennis Center, Atlantis Sportswear, Tapestry Angel, Victor Kim D.D.S., and A.H. Tennis Shop. The 2016 Piqua City Open Tennis Tournament will be held over Labor Day weekend, September 2- September 4, 2017.

The following categories will be offered to best accommodate players level: boy’s singles for ages 12, 14, 16 and 18, men’s and women’s singles and doubles with events in the open division, and 35 and over, as well as men’s 50 and over, and 62 and over. There will also be mixed doubles in the open category. The 62 and over men’s doubles will be a “Golden Buckeye Blind Draw.” Those interested in playing need not have a partner; partners will be assigned and participants will be guaranteed at least two matches.

The cost is $15 per person for each event entered. Ladies receive first singles entry free.

The tournament will be held at the Piqua Junior High Tennis Courts, featuring newly resurfaced courts. Modern restroom facilities, air conditioned hallways, shade tents and bleachers are on site. All participants will receive a tournament t-shirt. Championship and runnerup trophies will be awarded in all categories.

Entry forms are available at Schroeder Tennis Center or may be downloaded from the City of Piqua web page at www.piquaoh.org (click on “How Do I” at the top of the home page).

All entry forms must be received no later than Aug. 28.

Anyone with questions should contact (937) 524-1904.

Piqua Optimist

TriStar Soccer

The Piqua Optimist Club will hold their annual TriStar Soccer Contest on Aug. 26 at Pitsenbarger Park, field number 3. Registration from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Boys and girls ages six to 13 are invited to demonstrate their soccer skills and compete for trophies in their age groups.

There will be drawings for everyone who participates for two gift cards for $2 .

For more information, call John Bertke at (937) 773-8363.

Tryouts for

Shock team

Shelby County Shock Fastpitch softball will be holding tryouts for a 10U team.

Tryouts will be held on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at Sidney High School.

For an alternative tryout date, contact Jake Shell at ‪937-638-7741‬.

Rob Kiser/Call Photo Piqua receiver Cale Meckstroth fights for yardage against Lima Senior Friday night.
https://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/08/web1_meckstroth-2.jpgRob Kiser/Call Photo Piqua receiver Cale Meckstroth fights for yardage against Lima Senior Friday night.