Sports Digest


High School

Bucs vs. ‘Hawks tonight

CENTERVILLE — Greene County and Greater Western Ohio Conference rivals Fairborn and Xenia will meet up in a Division I sectional semifinal game at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Centerville High School. The two boys basketball teams each beat the other on their home court during the regular season. Both tied for second in the GWOC American South division with 9-5 divisional records. Xenia enters tonight’s contest with a 16-7 overall record, while Fairborn is 13-10.

Patriots roll past Ridge

NEW CARLISLE — Amanda Schroeder scored 25 points to go with eight rebounds, Allie Stefanek scored 16 points and Ellie Rumme added nine as top-seeded Carroll’s girls basketball team defeated No. 4 seed Springfield Kenton Ridge in the Saturday, Feb. 25 Division II sectional title game at Tecumseh High School. Carroll (21-4) will take on Cincinnati Mariemont (21-2) for the district title. That game is scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday, March 3 at Mason Arena, which is located behind Mason Middle School.

Indians advance to district final

MONROE — Top-seeded Cedarville defeated No. 3 Cincinnati Country Day, 39-26, on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Monroe High School to claim a sectional title. There were no individual statistics reported. Cedarville (20-3) will take on undefeated New Madison Tri-Village (22-0) in the Division IV district championship game, at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at Troy High School.

Legacy Christian moves on

TROY — Fifth seed Legacy Christian claimed a 60-45 win over No. 9 seed Cedarville on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Troy High School. With the win, the Knights (13-10) will take on familiar Metro Buckeye Conference foe Troy Christian, the Division IV sectional’s No. 4 seed, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, also at Troy High. In the two teams’ home-and-home series during the regular season, both teams won on their home court. No details were reported from the Knights’ Saturday win over the Indians.

Wolverines defeat Bellbrook

KETTERING — Jack Campbell and Donnie Crouch led the Golden Eagles with 13 points each, but second-seeded Dayton Dunbar claimed Friday’s Feb. 24 boys high school basketball first round sectional game by a 75-51 score. Bellbrook ends its season with a 6-17 overall record.

Golden Eagles to face Tipp City

BELLBROOK — With Thursday’s exciting Feb. 23 win over Wilmington, the second-seeded Bellbrook girls basketball team will now face Tipp City Tippecanoe in the Division II district title game. That contest is set for 5 p.m. Friday, March 3 at Mason Arena, which is located behind Mason Middle School.

Rams nip WL-Salem

CLAYTON — The 10th seeded Greeneview Rams boys basketball team escaped with a 58-57 win over Ohio Heritage Conference foe West Liberty-Salem, the No. 12 seed, on Friday, Feb. 24 at Northmont High School. No game details were provided, but with the win the Rams will now face 10th seeded Dayton Christian in the Division III sectional semifinals. That contest is scheduled for a 6 p.m. tip-off, on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at Northmont High.

Carroll takes on Alter, Wednesday

KETTERING — With their dramatic last-second win Saturday, Feb. 25 over Dayton Meadowdale, No. 10 seed Carroll now faces Greater Catholic League Co-Ed North rival Kettering Alter, the No. 3 seed, in a 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 boys Division II semifinal at Kettering’s James S. Trent Arena. Carroll (10-12) lost by 11 points to the Knights in January, but lost by a 52-51 score on Feb. 7 in Riverside.

Bellbrook seeks JV tennis coach

BELLBROOK — Bellbrook High School is looking for a Junior Varsity Tennis Coach for the upcoming 2017 season.

Qualifications: Team Player, good communication skills, positive attitude and outlook, knowledge of the game of tennis, ability to lead and foster a positive environment for student-athletes, and flexible schedule.

If interested please email Tom Bean – tom.bean@bss.k12.oh.us or Head Coach Karen Haviland – coachhaviland@aol.com.

Sports scores/news wanted

GREENE COUNTY — Call us with your Greene County area sports team’s result! Our phone is on all the time: Dial 937-372-4444, then press the prompt for the newsroom — call and leave a message at any time. If not by phone, email us at sports@xeniagazette.com. Please include first and last names of players and your team’s overall and league record, and next scheduled game where applicable.

Upcoming events

JYSB signups end March 3

JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Youth Softball and Baseball organization will hold registration opportunities for the upcoming 2017 season from Jan. 11 through Feb. 15 for all leagues. A new division, Ram-Ball, will be offered as a way to create interest in baseball and softball for youngsters ages 3 and 4. Late registration will run through March 3, but includes an additional late fee.

Costs are as follows: Ram-Ball (co-ed, ages 3-4) $35; T-Ball (co-ed ages 5-6) $75; 8U Coach Pitch (ages 7-8), 10U (ages 9-10), 12U (ages 11-12), and 15U (separate from OHSAA, season begins after the high school season ends) $75. Opening Day is April 29. Coaches and volunteers in any capacity are always needed. More information can be found at www.jamestownysb.com. Email questions to jysbleague@gmail.com or call Chris Reynolds at 937-935-5012.

Clodbusters meeting in March

GREENE COUNTY — The Clodbuster Base Ball Club was formed 28 years ago to demonstrate and enjoy the early years of the great American game of base ball. The team will play the game according to the rules of 1860 and dress in “uniforms” that would be appropriate for a farm community club in Ohio in the early 1860s. Matches are scheduled with other “vintage” clubs from around the area during the summer, and often participate in festivals and tournaments. Players range in age from their mid-20s to their late-50s, with some scorers, umpires, and historical interpreters still active into their early 70s.

The meeting will be 1 p.m. March 12 to learn more about the Clodbuster Base Ball Club. For additional information or if you have questions, please send an email to clodbuster.news@yahoo.com.

Shamrock 5K March 11th

SPRINGFIELD — The Shamrock 5-Kilometer run, set for Saturday, March 11 at Buck Creek Reservoir, 1901 Buck Creek Lane in Springfield, is donating a portion of their entry fees to the family of Carly DeLong, a Catholic Central High School freshman whoh has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Registration can be done online before March 8 at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Springfield/CatholicCentralBoosters5KShamrockRunWalk1MileFunRunWalk. Cost is $20 for preregistered students, $25 on race day, $25 for preregistered adults ($30 race day). Fans and friends can donate to #COURAGEFORCARLY without running the race. For more details, send email to: boosters@ccirish.org.

Beavercreek adult softball signups

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department is currently accepting registrations for Summer Adult Softball for coed and men’s teams.

For fees and times contact the parks department. The league fees include team sanctioning, softballs, umpire fees, and awards. The season runs from April 17 to July 25 with all games played at Rotary Park. Contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department at 937-427-5514 or email parks@beavercreekohio.gov for league information and availability. View all activities at city website, www.beavercreekohio.gov.

Lions Club taking signups

BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook Lions Club would like to announce registrations for the Summer Baseball, Softball and T-ball programs for children ages 6-15. Parents may register their children by visiting the Lion’s Club sports website at www.bellbrooklionssports.org. Parents who wish to register their children in person may do so at Stephen Bell Elementary from 8-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb, 25 or 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2.

The program will begin with practices in the month of April, with games beginning in May. Softball practice will begin in May, with games ending in mid July.

Tai Chi classes offered

BEAVERCREEK — Improve your health, balance and manage stress by enrolling in Beginning Tai Chi for Health and Wellness class offered by Beavercreek Parks, Recreation & Culture. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.

Class is scheduled for Wednesdays, April 5 – May 13, 6-7 p.m. at C. I. Beaver Hall, 3696 Highmont Street. Fee is $45 for residents; $52 for non-residents.

Contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation and Culture Department at 427-5514, email parks@beavercreekohio.gov for more information. View all activities at City website www.beavercreekohio.gov.

Please send your Greene County sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com. Thanks.

Please send your Greene County sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com. Thanks.