Norman finishes fifth
EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada — Xenia Christian junior Grace Norman finished fifth at the Amputee International Triathlon Union World Championships, despite setbacks during the race. After a solid swim, she was right behind the British trio. When Norman arrived at the pre-transition post, she was handed her prosthetic but her socks were missing. After searching for her socks to prevent cycling with a loose shoe, she had lost two minutes, but she was able to recover with a strong performance on the bike. She then ran the fastest 5K time in her category and caught Australia, France and Italy before finishing. She will be competing in the US National Championships in Tempe, Arizona in three weeks. Norman, a T-44 class paratriathlete, competed as part of the United States ParaTriathlon team.
Greene County Soccer squads dominate poll
Local soccer programs were recently recognized in the Miami Valley Scholastic Soccer Coaches local high school soccer poll, finishing atop the polls in multiple divisions. All three boys divisions had a Greene County team in the top spot.
Beavercreek was the only team named to the boys Division I poll, but they finished first in the area with 48 votes. Carroll and Bellbrook were both named to the D-II boys poll at first and fourth respectively. Carroll finished atop the poll at 112 votes and Bellbrook had 86. The Yellow Springs Bulldogs finished first in the boys D-III poll with 94 votes. Greeneview was fifth with 68.
The Greene County girls also had success in the polls. Beavercreek and Fairborn were both named to the girls D-I poll. The Beavers were first at 76 votes and the Lady Skyhawks were ninth with 17. Bellbrook (38), Carroll (32) and Greenon (20) finished second, fourth and seventh respectively in the girls D-II poll. Greeneview finished tied for seventh in the D-III poll with 36 votes.
Local schools show up in state poll
Area teams have been named to the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association state high school soccer poll. Beavercreek placed seventh in the state in boys Division I with a record of 3-0-0, receiving 46 votes. Carroll (1-0-1) is in sixth place in the boys D-II with 51 votes.
The Beavercreek girls (3-1-0) finished sixth in D-I with 45 votes. Bellbrook (2-0-0) was recognized as well, placing sixth the D-II poll.
Central State starts season
WILBERFORCE — Central State will play it’s first game of the college football season when they host Clark Atlanta University at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at McPherson Stadium. General Admission tickets are $15 and VIP admission is $40.
This is Central State’s first year under head coach Cedric Pearl. Last year the Marauders finished 2-8, 2-4 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Clark Atlanta University finished third in the East division of the SIAC with a final record of 3-7 (1-2 SIAC).