By Zachary Gregory
April 10, 2014
LOCAL SPORTS BRIEFS
FULLERTON, CA — Jimmy Lowe, a graduate of Xenia High School, was recently chosen by the USA Racquetball Board of Directors and Staff to be inducted into the USA Racquetball Hall of Fame. The 55th member to be inducted, Lowe was introduced to the sport at 15 years of age.
He started playing regularly in the Army, where he became the winner of many state singles and doubles titles. He was a seven-time Army racquetball champion and a six-time Armed Forces racquetball champion. Lowe, who now resides in Hawaii, won 16 national singles age group titles from 1992-2010. He won an additional 10 U.S. Open age group titles from 2003-2010. He also won national doubles age group titles 15 times from 1997 - 2011 and is a five-time winner of USA Racquetball’s Bud Muehleisen Male Age Group Athlete of the Year award.
The formal induction ceremony will take place at during an event held on May 21-25 in conjunction with the National Singles Championships in Fullerton, Calif.
TRACK & FIELD
Greeneview sweeps second straight quad meet
SOUTH CHARLESTON — The Greeneview High School track and field teams won their second straight quad meet, Tuesday at Southeastern High School.
The girls team won 11 of 16 events and scored 111 points to win over Mechanicsburg (57), South Charleston Southeastern (42), and North Lewisburg Triad (21). The boys scored 99 points with nine wins to outscore Mechanicsburg (72), Southeastern (39), and Triad (18).
Kristen Combs won all four of her events to lead the girls scoring, taking first in the high jump (5 feet), long jump (14-11.5) and 400-meter run (1:06.9). She also anchored the winning 1,600 relay.
Dalton Caudill led for the boys. He took the discus (119-01.5), 100 (11.8), 400 (53.7) and 200 (23.9).
Other event winners for the girls were Katelyn Combs in the 100 (13.5) and 200 (28.4); Emily Bonk in the 100 hurdles (18.0) and 300 hurdles (53.1); Kirsten Hall in the 800 (2:37.3); 3,200 relay (Cassie Tomlinson, Jacquie Hall, Brooke Henry, Kirsten Hall); 400 relay (Jessica Folino, J.Hall, K.Hall, Combs); and 1,600 relay (Bonk, Folino, K.Hall, Kristen Combs).
Other boys event winners were Evan Rinehart in the 1,600 (5:13.3) and 3,200 (11:27.6), Robbie Engle in the 110 hurdles (18.4), Declan Fogle in the 800 (2:21.2), and the 3,200 relay team of Joe Brown, Ethan Mullikin, Rinehart and Fogle.
Xenia Christian loses close one to Dayton Christian
MIAMISBURG —The Xenia Christian Ambassadors (2-2, 0-1) fell 3-2 to Metro Buckeye Conference foe Dayton Christian (4-1, 1-0) in a match Monday at Dayton Christian. XC junior Jesse Holloway fell 6-1 in consecutive sets to Brendan Fortner. Rosie Thompson won the only singles match for Xenia Christian, defeating Mary Pangalangan 6-4 and 6-1. Matt Entner won the first set of third singles 6-4, but proceeded to lose the next two 6-1 and 6-4 to Solomon West.
Michael Bricker and Madison Sullivan won the first doubles match 6-3, 6-1 over Hunter Gonzarto and Paul Hodge of Dayton Christian. The Warriors then took the second doubles match when Andrew Lupinek and Micah Withers topped Thomas Donaldson and Preston Surls 6-1 in two sets.
Skyhawks fall to Springfield
FAIRBORN — The Skyhawks struggled against an experienced Springfield (1-0) squad Monday at home. Fairborn (0-2) lost the tennis match 4-1.
“Springfield is a very good team and they have a lot of depth, which we lack. We don’t have that much depth and experience and it hurts in big matches,” said Fairborn coach Terry Miller.
Fairborn’s sole win came in first doubles when Kristian Shultz and Teddy Morton topped Mitchell Dunlap and Colin Roberts 6-4, 7-6 (8-6). Dayton Christian’s Rehan Syed and Will Thompson beat Gokmen Demirkiran and Spencer Neuman 6-3, 6-0.
Fairborn lost all three singles matches. Nick Pavlatos beat Jon Long 6-3, 7-5; Sam Brougher beat Nhat Mai 6-0, 6-0; Humza Kahn beat Robert Floyd 6-0, 6-0.
Fairborn’s next match is at 4:30 p.m. today at Troy High School.
FAIRBORN WINS IN A WALK-OFF
FAIRBORN — The Skyhawks were down going into the seventh inning Monday at Fairborn High School, but a Becca Haney three-run homer in the final inning gave Fairborn (2-3, 1-0) the edge over West Carrollton, 4-3.
West Carrollton scored one run in the second and two in the fourth. They scored three runs on seven hits and had no errors. Fairborn scored one run in the third and three in the seventh on nine hits. They had four errors.
Taylor Rice got the win. She is 3-2 on the season.
Apart from Haney’s three-run walk-off home run, Michaella McClain hit a homer and Katie Walker had a double.
The Skyhawks host Beavercreek at 5 p.m. today at Fairborn High School.