Boxing in Dayton – From Past History to Present “Knockout”

On Saturday Night (February 25, 2012), 17 brave locals will enter the ring at historic Memorial Hall in Downtown Dayton to show the boxing skills they've learned over the past several weeks, months and even years of training at Drake's Downtown Gym in the first Dayton Knockout V.I.P. Fight Night!  This highly-anticipated event is presented by AIDS Resource Center Ohio and Dayton History (in collaboration with Drake's Downtown Gym) with proceeds benefiting these two excellent organizations.  Knockout Tickets are $15 advance/$20 door for General Admission, with limited $25 advance tickets … [Read more...]

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2012 NCAA March Madness in Dayton, OH

The Road to the Final Four® begins in Dayton, Ohio, with the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First Four® games on March 13 and 14 at the University of Dayton Arena. As part of the festivities around the event, the Dayton Local Organizing Committee for the First Four is proud to announce the inaugural NCAA First Four Festival – Dayton on March 11 in Dayton’s Historic Oregon District. "The University of Dayton Arena is one of the most respected venues in all of college basketball and we look forward to kicking off March Madness with a huge Selection Sunday Celebration" - Greg … [Read more...]

“Road to the Pro’s- From the Locker Room to the Main Stage.”

The Journey: The journey to become a professional athlete is not necessarily a straight and narrow one. Few are called and even fewer are chosen. The road less traveled is often the key to success in this game. Hard work, strong ethics, character, and charisma on the court combine for an explosive combination to rise above the competition. The Triumphs: Test and trials in life are designed to make us stronger. We must be iron like, unable to be penetrated, standing firm and able to hold up against intense heat and pressure. Even setbacks can be the predecessor of major comebacks. One must … [Read more...]

Silverbacks Saturday at Hara Arena

The Dayton Silverbacks were off to a banging start with wide receiver Melvin Bryant scoring within the opening minutes of the game for an early 7-0 lead; however, the Indianapolis Enforcers came charging back in an attempt to even the score as both teams put up points early in the first quarter. In spite of the Enforcers attempts to rally back, it was clear the first half belonged to the Silverbacks. Even after receiving two consecutive penalties that would cost the Silverbacks 30 yards, they were able to tack on six more points off a fumble recovery as Defensive Back Neimiah Simons … [Read more...]

Silverbacks Season Opener at Hara Arena a Smashing Success

The Dayton Silverbacks where off to a smashing start in their season opener at Hara Arena against the Indianapolis Enforcers, Saturday March 5, 2011. This was also the Silverbacks first game at their new Hara Arena field since moving from Hobart Arena in Troy, OH after three seasons. (see opening game photos here and watch game video at the bottom of this post) The Dayton Silverbacks are the longest running Professional Indoor Football team in the Midwest and have been a member of the Continental Indoor Football League (CIFL) for the past five years. The fast pace, high impact, arena … [Read more...]

New Minor League Basketball Team Looking to Shoot Down Competition

There may not be a new sheriff in town, but there is definitely a new professional basketball team in our midst, the Dayton Air Strikers, a Premier Basketball League (PBL) team.  The Air Strikers may be new to the Dayton-area and the PBL, but are looking to fly high in their first season. The Air Strikers have been in existence for about three months and despite a 2-9 start the team is optimistic it can turn its season around. Don Allen Sellers, Head Coach and General Manager for the Air Strikers, believes that he has a great group of talented men and makes it clear that he will not make … [Read more...]

Arenacross Comes To Dayton – Win Free Tickets

High intensity, bar-to-bar dirt-bike racing at its finest is coming to Dayton as the 2011 AMA Arenacross Series brings some heat during the Winter season with its annual visit to the Ervin J. Nutter Center on Saturday, January 22. Tickets for Round 3 of the world’s most intimate form of racing are on sale now at and the Nutter Center box office.  (special ticket promotion info at the end of this article) Hundreds of the best Arenacross riders from around the globe will compete for their chance to be one of just 32 riders to make a pair of 16-rider main … [Read more...]

Through Conquests And Crusades…To Chunkin’

Talking Trébuchets With Dayton’s Own American Chuckers Regardless of one’s own opinion on violence, weapons of war often bring about a sense of awe just with their cunningly destructive force. One of the weapons of war that never fails to fascinate is the trébuchet, a mechanical siege engine dating back, in a less sophisticated form, to the 5th century B.C. The trébuchet, through the aid of engineering, became fearsome engines of war, growing larger, delivering a more devastatingly larger payload with more range and accuracy, playing a pivotal role during both Crusades and then all the way … [Read more...]

Dayton Sports Weekly Upate: 7/20/2010

Sorry for the late post today.  Yesterday was exhausting and since I have a job I have to worry about during the day (I gotta sleep sometime!), it was the earliest I could make it.  So much happening around Dayton, it's exciting.  The summer is only half way finished but my mind is already wandering to fall.  Maybe yours will too after today. Well, I don't want to do this anymore than anyone wants to hear it but the Dragons are slipping further into futility by dropping another 5 games in a row this last week, with their only win being last night, and results from today not currently … [Read more...]

Dayton Sports Weekly Update: 7/12/2010

Woah, so clearly there is a gap in your brief sports news on from last week.  What can I say?  The holidays got to me, and that amount of alcohol and fireworks makes for an uncooperative writing mood.  Besides, unless you wanted to read more about how the Dragons are stinking things up, you didn't miss much.  This LAST week was the money week here in Dayton so thank God I'm here to tell you!  Unless you read it somewhere else first....  Here we go! Ok ok don't get all bent out of shape the Dragons didn't do so bad over the last TWO weeks...  They managed to even themselves … [Read more...]