Week four at the Weekly Update! That seems like a milestone for me that I should probably write down somewhere. Hope a couple of you went out and saw a game this last weekend despite the insane heat again. Here we go. Ouch, The Dragons had a rough weekend away from home against the Lansing Lugnuts. They fought some hard games but alas were swept in the series. This will make the third time this year that the Dragons have lost every game in a series against Lansing. The only time they have been successful was actually their very first series of the year in which they swept Lansing. … [Read more...] about Dayton Sports Weekly Update: 6/28/2010
Wow, is it just me or has summer hit full swing already? The sun was so bright I thought I'd see Leo the Lion pass right out at Baujan Field this last Saturday. Here is you weekly update for June 21st. It's been a pretty solid week for the Dragons, losing their first series away against the Fort Wayne Tin Caps, and winning their second against the Great Lake Loons in Dayton. It made for a great weekend unless you saw them play on Sunday afternoon. Dayton had swept their series with Wisconsin to end last week and seemed to bring some confidence to the team as they travelled to Fort … [Read more...] about Dayton Sports Weekly Update: 6/21/2010
Good Morning , here are last weeks sports stories from Dayton Ohio, just in case you may have missed them: The Dragons did pretty well this last week. Though they didn't see any action at home, they did win 4 games out of 6 including a double header this last Saturday that resulted from a postponed game on Friday against the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers. In the first game of the day, the Dragons managed their second shutout game of the year as well as their largest margin of victory by defeating Wisconsin 10-0. Outfielder Cameron Satterwhite has been on fire this year, hitting .476 over … [Read more...] about Dayton Sports Weekly Update: 6/14/2010
Welcome to the first edition of the Dayton Sports Weekly Update. Join us every Monday for a rundown of all of your favorite home teams from the UD Flyers to our newest club, the Dayton Dutch Lions. We'll try to keep you up to date on anything you may have missed last week, and everything you want to know coming up this week from stats, and scores to the latest news. Enough talking though, let's jump right in. The Dayton Dragons are still selling out games but are having a difficult time finding a good rhythm. They've dropped six of their last ten games, and out of those, 4 of them … [Read more...] about Dayton Sports Weekly Update: 6/7/2010
Former University of Dayton men’s soccer standouts Randy Dennis and Jeff Popella are happy to stay in Dayton a little longer than expected after graduation a few weeks ago. Both are playing for Dayton’s newest professional sports team, the Dayton Dutch Lions. “It’s great to be out here with all the guys playing soccer, but I still miss home,” said Randy Dennis, whose family resides in Texas. Dennis was a key member of the Dayton Flyers defense last season, as he played in all 20 games and helped lead them to 14-5-1 record and a regular season Atlantic 10 title. The Dutch Lions play in the … [Read more...] about Dayton Dutch Lions Feature Former UD Standouts
The Dutch Lions Capital Group purchased the license to play professional soccer in the Premier Development League (PDL) of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) in Dayton. The club will also have a Youth Academy in order to develop youth players to professional players. This Academy is based on the Dutch youth development philosophy, ranked worldwide in category 1 according to FIFA.Dutch Lions FC brings an attractive, dominating style of professional soccer - based on the Dutch philosophy - to the community. There are 18 million soccer players in the USA (the most in the world) and … [Read more...] about Meet the NEW Dayton Dutch Lions FC
The Dayton Gems pt. 2 The Dayton Gems were originally established in 1964 by local business man Edgar “Lefty” McFadden. Discussing the team of that day may sound an awful lot like describing them today, for many similarities exist between that team and the one that now plays for Dayton. The Gems played then where they play now, at Hara Arena, which also opened its doors for the first time in 1964. The original team also played in the International Hockey League. The IHL similarly folded (though much later), but has been re-established as a new entity carrying on the same name. Though … [Read more...] about Thanks to Lefty, the Gems Play Today.
The Dayton Gems Pt. 1 After the Dayton Bombers decided not to play this season, it looked like the city would be without a professional hockey team for the first time since 1991. The Bombers had varying degrees of success throughout their eighteen seasons, making it to the Kelly Cup Finals several times and to the playoffs thirteen of those eighteen years. Yet they always failed to draw a crowd large enough to fill The Nutter Center. Money woes associated with the inability to fill such a large venue eventually led to the owners turning control of the team back to the ECHL last June with no … [Read more...] about First Season for Dayton Gems Punctuated by Community Outreach.
Autumn is the favorite time of year for many people, bringing out some of the best in American traditions and folklore. It’s the time of year when the holidays slowly creep into our thoughts; when pumpkin pie and apple cider is plentiful; turkey, squash and all manner of food is enjoyed seemingly only for a few months until the following year; when ghost stories and old legends start cropping up again, and family comes together as the wind gets colder. But for many, it’s considered the best time of year for one simple reason; football. Indeed die hard fans from all over the country will … [Read more...] about 5-0 WSU Raiders still “Undefeated since 1967”