Western Brown’s Leto excels in Australia Rockets ready for 1st season in SBAAC Paddling, hiking activities available at Ohio State Parks SB Warriors get set to hit gridiron for 2nd year of varsity football Scotty W Johnson Glenna V Moertle Ricky L Hoffer Ruth E Ward David A Watson Janet L Dotson Vilvie S King Steven C Utter Cropper joins Fallis at Bethel-Tate Local kids find success in world of martial arts 13th annual Bronco 5K Run and Fitness Walk set for Aug. 5 Teams compete in memory of Randy Fulton Mike W Smith Roger Helton David A Borders Timothy E Argenbright Joseph W Sherrill Frances K Pedigo Cecil N Graham Sawyers charged in sex for heroin plot Group demands changes at ELSD Blanche Malblanc Pauline L Kirk Over 70 take part in 11th Joe Myers 5K Classic Lions Club 4th of July Festival brings outdoor fun to Ripley ODNR reminds visitors to swim safe this summer Changes in high school track and field/cross country rules include school issued and approved uniforms Betty L Philpott Judy B Williams Billie J Russell Remembering Ravye 25 attend volleyball camp in Fayetteville Western Brown hosts Pee Wee Football Camp Eugene L Baumann Kids enjoy a ‘Touch-a-Truck’ event in Mt. Orab New police chief takes over in Fayetteville BC Chamber moving forward on 2017 SummerFest Two killed in wrong way crash in Mt. Orab Jack Hamilton Charles L Glover Maxine M Stires Western Brown youth basketball camps a success Leto to represent Team USA in Australia Broncos hard at work in preparation for fall season Eastern approves bowling team Phyllis Ruth Lois A Manley Eddie L Carr Thomas L Carnahan Cameron Barkley Walter J McGee Gary J Graham George D Johnson Walter F Crawford Jr Charles E Meranda Jr Corbin testifies before Ohio Senate Five arrested in Hamersville drug bust Neil Diamond tribute band coming Hyde finds home at Midway Youngsters work to improve on hoop skills at Eastern basketball camps Sizer named All-District Honorable Mention Western Brown’s Barnes earns All-State, All-District honors Local players compete in SWOFCA Ron Woyan East/West All-Star Game 6th annual Ravye Williams Memorial 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament set for June 24 Clarence E Teal Rosie B Poe Monard C Boots James P Conrad James T Dinser Scott J Swearingen Eastern’s Farris earns award for top 2-point field percentage in Ohio Georgetown’s Seigla earns All-District honors OHSAA announces 2017 football regions and playoffs format Western Brown volleyball camps a success with over 100 in attendance Rigdon finishes high school running career with 10th place finish at state track and field championship meet Grace E Fite Women return to county jail as funds start to run low Georgetown Council takes action on vacant structures Veterans honored in Mt. Orab John McGee Timmy Burson Patricia A London Mary J Hall Kenneth R Behymer Western Brown’s Joe Sams commits to Marietta College WBHS to hold girls youth basketball camp Huseman signs with UC Clermont Day to continue baseball career on collegiate level at UC Clermont Western’s Pack signs with NKU WBHS to host youth boys basketball camp Eastern’s Rigdon, Hopkins are STATE BOUND James Ratliff Robert P Lesko Armstrong sentenced to twenty years on child porn possession charges Russellville hires new Village Clerk Russellville Council approves purchase of two ambulances

Harlem Wizards to visit Western Brown

The Harlem Wizards will make a triumphant return to Western Brown High School. Event organizer Cindy Brumfield said the event is to raise money to benefit pee-wee basketball in the Mt. Orab area.

“We’re bringing the Wizards in to raise money for Mt. Orab youth basketball,” Brumfield said. “That’s grades four through six at Mt. Orab, or 18 teams. These kids have to pay to play, it’s not a school function. What the Wizards do, they come in sometime early Wednesday morning and do school visits. They’ll be in the gyms and lunch periods of all the schools in Western Brown and the JVS that day for two to three hours.”

The event itself will begin 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 in the high school gymnasium. Doors open 5:30 for the game, which does involve some actual basketball action as well as entertaining skits.

“There’s four quarters,” Brumfield said. “The third quarter is true basketball. Five minutes straight of nothing but lay-ups, dunks and basketball. The other three quarters will be fun. There will be tricks. You never know what they’re going to do when they come in. Every kid that attends that show gets to come down on the floor when they call them and they’re really good about sticking around for autographs too.”

Some of the participants in the skits are willing, while others…not as much.

“Last year they picked up Lynette Garrett, one of our school board members, and ran out the door with her,” Brumfield said. “Scared her half to death.”

Brumfield also noted that the event will appeal to people of all ages due to the wacky nature of the Wizards themselves.

“I don’t care if you’re three or you’re 73,” Brumfield said. “You’re going to be rolling around laughing the entire show. You’ll look down and there will only be four of them on the floor and one of them will be up in the stands somewhere. You don’t ever know where they’re going to be. We’ve watched them come back with popcorn, pick on kids and bring them down on the court…it’s hilarious to watch.”

Tickets for the event will be sold at the gate or online at harlemwizards.thundertix.com. Those with any questions should call 513-305-5481 or 937-213-2037 or reach out to the Mt. Orab Youth Basketball Association on Facebook.

By Garth Shanklin

gshanklin@civitasmedia.com

Reach Garth Shanklin at 937-378-6161 or follow him on Twitter @GNDShanklin.

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