Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS GOLF

Cedarville, Bellbrook strong at Ridge Classic

DAYTON — A Bellbrook golfer placed second overall, and Cedarville shot its lowest team score in years, during Friday’s Ridge Classic golf tournament at Kittyhawk Golf Course.

Ralf Foster placed second for the Golden Eagles with a round of 76, and the Bellbrook team finished fourth out of 11 teams with a score of 348.

According to Cedarville coach Jeff Gilbert, the Indians’ seventh-place score of 378 is the school’s lowest 18-hole score in his five years as coach, and likely several years further back. Noah Myers tied for fifth place overall with a career-best round of 83.

Eaton’s Sarah Willis took medalist honors with a 73. The Eagles team won the team crown with a 334.

COLLEGE

Marauders hosting Fan Appreciation Day

WILBERFORCE — Central State University will host a Fan Appreciation Day, starting at 1:30 p.m Saturday Aug. 20 at McPherson Memorial Stadium on the CSU campus.

Admission is free to the public with the gates opening at 1 p.m. Marauder fans will be able to view the 2016 team in an inter-squad scrimmage. The CSU Athletic Department will supply 2016 football schedules while facilitating contests and giveaways throughout the afternoon. One lucky fan will receive two free tickets to the Indianapolis Circle City Classic at Lucas Oil Stadium against Kentucky State.

In addition, the CSU coaching staff will be hosting the Football 101 Women’s Clinic beginning at 10 am. The clinic is free and is designed to teach fans the basics of football and encourage female participation during this year’s Marauder football season. Those interested in attending the clinic can call the CSU Sports Information Office at (937) 376 6345.

CRICKET

Col. CK Nayudu Trophy tournament, Aug. 27

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek Cricket Club will be hosting a cricket tournament starting at 8 a.m. sharp Aug. 27 at Rotary Park. Teams composed of 7 overs-7 players will play a minumum of three matches, with the winning team winning $250. Runners-up receive $150, and the tournament’s Man of the League earns $50.

Registration fee is $100 and must be paid by Aug. 22.

For more details, send email to: bccofohio@gmail.com, call Neeraj Naidu at 978-973-9173, or call Hiten Patel at 908-227-3233.

YOUTH WRESTLING

Fairborn Youth Wrestling program seeks coaches, directors

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Varsity Wrestling program is looking to start up the Skyhawk Youth wrestling program. Fairborn is currently looking for coaches and directors. If interested, please contact head coach Bill Dawson at (937) 302-7094 or the high school athletic office at (937) 878-6305.

FOOTBALL

Bocce Blitz to benefit Carroll HS football program

RIVERSIDE — The second annual “Bocce Blitz” will be held Saturday, Aug. 20. at Sons of Bella Vista Hall at 2625 County Line Rd. Proceeds will benefit the Carroll Letterman Club which supports the Carroll High School football program.

First round starts at 3 p.m. The Bocce Blitz will recognize two special teams in Carroll history: the class of 1975 with an 8-2 record during the 1974 season; and the class of 2006 with an 11-3 record during the 2005 season.

The cost is $75 per player, including a steak dinner, or $30 for the dinner only, if pre-registered by Aug. 19. Players from the classes of 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 will be charged only $10 to play. Registration can be made at www.CarrollLettermanClub.com or can be mailed to 334 Grove Ave., Cincinnati, OH. 45215 with checks payable to the Carroll Letterman Club.

Xenia offering sports passes

XENIA — The Xenia High School Athletic Department will be offering four different all-sports passes for the 2016-17 school year. Passes are good for unlimited admission to all home Xenia athletic events for Middle School and High School. (Not valid for away contests or Ohio High School Athletic Association-sanctioned tournaments.)

The following passes are available:

Student Pass $50.00

Adult Pass $75.00

Family Pass $225.00 (good for 4 people in the same household). Additional family members in the same household may be added for $25 each.

Senior Citizens Pass FREE 62 years of age and older.

These passes can be purchased and picked up in the athletic department at the high school.

Xenia Athletics

303 Kinsey Rd.

Xenia, OH 45385

Please contact Athletic Director Nathan Kopp 937-374-4217, nkopp@xenia.k12.oh.us if you have any questions.

BASEBALL

Reds offering ‘Sliding into Om’ yoga session

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball organization is inviting yoga practitioners of all skills and ages to enjoy “Sliding into Om,” a one-hour yoga session, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday Sept. 3 on the Great American Ball Park field in downtown Cincinnati.

For $15, fans can practice yoga on the outfield, and get a View Level ticket to the 1:10 p.m. Sept. 4 Reds game with the St. Louis Cardinals. All yoga participants will be recognized during the seventh inning stretch.

For $25, fans can obtain the same package as above, plus receive an exclusive Cincinnati Reds yoga mat.

Anyone 12 or younger can participate in the event for free, if they are accompanied by a paying adult. Parking is not included. To reserve a spot online, go to: reds.com/yoga.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send all local sports information to the following addresses: sports@xeniagazette.com and/or jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you!

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send all local sports information to the following addresses: sports@xeniagazette.com and/or jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you!