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Dynamo off to strong start

DAYTON —The Dayton Dynamo is 2-0-1 after a season opening road trip, to lead the NPSL Midwest’s Eastern Conference standings.

The Dynamo travelled to Cleveland to open the season and twice rallied from behind to earn a 3-3 draw. Cleveland opened a 2 goal lead in the first half, but goals from Beavercreek grad and current Wright State University team member Tristan Lyle and Tate Robertson leveled the score early in the second half. Cleveland pulled ahead again, but Robertson’s second tally secured a point on the road.

Dayton just finished a tour of upstate New York, completing a weekend sweep of FC Buffalo and the Rochester Lancers. A penalty kick set up by Lyle and converted by Chris Dupont was all the offense that the Dynamo required against Buffalo. Goalkeeper Paulo Pinto made 7 saves en route to the 1-0 shutout.

The Dynamo finished the weekend with a 2-1 victory over the Lancers. Matt Kinkopf started the scoring after an impressive display of foot skills early in the first half. Rochester drew even in the second half, but Alberto Zaragoza drilled home the game winner for Dayton in stoppage time after getting to a loose ball in the box.

The next game for Dayton Dynamo FC is at home at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26 at Chaminade Julienne High School’s new Roger Glass Stadium.

Fairborn Softball Standings

MONDAY

Men’s D League — 1. Anonymous Joe’s (3-0); 2.(tie) Top Dog; Toxic Brew (2-1); 4.(tie) Average Joe’s, The Funk/MPPR Lawn Care/El Rancho Grande (1-2); 6. Retro (0-3).

Men’s E2 League — 1. Anonymous Joe’s (3-0); 2.(tie) Smith & Sons/Krug Auto, The Funk/MPPR Lawn Care/El Rancho Grande, Top Dog (2-1); 5.(tie) Average Joe’s, Odd Ballz (0-3).

TUESDAY

Church League — 1. Central Avenue Church of Christ (3-0); 2. Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian (3-1); 3. One Love Church “B” (2-1); 3. Maple Avenue Church of God “A” (1-1); 4. Christ’s Church of Bellbrook (1-2); 5. One Love Church “A” (1-3); 5. Northridge Freewill Baptist Church (1-4).

THURSDAY

Church League — 1. Medway United Methodist (3-0); 2. Arrowbrook Baptist (2-0); 3. Maple Avenue Church of God “B” (1-0); 4. St. Mark’s Episcopal (1-1); 5. Huber Mennonite (1-2); 6. Spinning Road Baptist (0-2); 7. Abiding Christ Lutheran (0-3).

Five Raiders earn HL honors

INDIANAPOLIS — Five members of the Wright State baseball team were recognized as the Horizon League announced its postseason honors on Tuesday.

Freshman pitcher Ryan Weiss was selected as the Freshman of the Year and was chosen to the First Team along with junior second baseman Matt Morrow. Junior pitcher Danny Sexton was named to the Second Team along with junior pitcher Derek Hendrixson and freshman third baseman Seth Gray. Both Weiss and Gray were selected to the All-Freshman Team.

This is the fourth straight year that a WSU player has earned Freshman of the Year honors (Sean Murphy 2014, Gabe Snyder 2015, Caleb Sampen 2016). The Raiders have now had seven Freshman/Newcomer of the Year honorees in their history (Trent Matthews 2001, Quentin Cate 2009, Corey Davis 2011).

Wright State (36-19, 21-9 Horizon) is the #2 seed for this week’s Horizon League Tournament, which will take place at Granderson Stadium on the University of Illinois Chicago campus. The Raiders will face the highest remaining seed after Wednesday’s first-round games — either No. 3 Northern Kentucky, No. 4 Valparaiso or No. 5 Oakland — at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 25. The tournament continues through Saturday, May 27, with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Cedarville trio headed to NCAA championships

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University’s Carsyn Koch, Olivia Esbenshade and Daniel Michalski have been selected to compete in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

The three-day event will be staged on May 25-27 at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

Koch, a junior and five-time All-American from Washburn, Maine, is the defending women’s 800-meter champion and was the 2015 runner-up.

She enters the 2017 championship with the top time (2:02.87) in the country by nearly 4 seconds. The 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier holds the Nos. 1, 3, 5, and 6 marks in the event in Division II history.

Esbenshade, a senior All-American from Marietta, Pa., who competed in the 800 last year, is entered in the 1,500 this spring. Her 4:26.73 is 11th on the meet performance list and ranks No. 4 all-time at Cedarville.

Michalski, a junior three-time All-American from Xenia, returns in the 3,000-meter steeplechase where he was an All-American last year with an eighth-place finish.

He set the school record this spring at 8:52.01 which is fourth on the meet performance list.

SW Ohio Track practices

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club summer program starts on May 30 at Yellow Springs High School. The practices are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. A host of meets will take place this summer. Practices for 7-12 year olds: 5-6 p.m. Practices for 13 and older: 6-7:30 p.m.

The SWOTC includes elementary, middle school, high school, post collegiate and master athletes. All are welcome. The SWOTC is a tax exempt and sanctioned program. For further information please contact President Peter Dieauer 815-990-8452 or president@swohiotc.org or Head Coach Valerie Kirk 937-450-4639 or coachval@swotc.org.

BYSA signups underway

BEAVERCREEK — Registration for the 34th season of the Beavercreek Youth Softball Association is under way. This is a co-ed recreational program for kindergarteners through seniors in high school. Good sportsmanship and team play are emphasized. Residents from surrounding communities are permitted to play. Kindergarten through the eighth grade teams are put together based on play- with requests and also grouped by schools and churches, while the ninth-10th grade league and 11-12th grade leagues are put together mostly by the players themselves.

Practices start in May and season play starts May 30 and ends late July. More information and registration forms are found at www.beavercreeksoftball.com or call 937-426-4610.

Colleen golf outing

SPRINGFIELD — The sixth annual Driving with Colleen Golf Outing will take place on June 3 with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. at Locust Hills Golf Club. All proceeds to benefit Circle of Victory. To date this event has raised nearly $30,000 to help cancer patients in Greene County. Please visit www.drivingwithcolleen.org to register to play or become a sponsor.

Girls basketball camp

BEAVERCREEK — The 17th Beavercreek Girls Basketball Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 5-8 at Beavercreek High School. Cost is $90 per camper. Cost is $80 for any camper who registers before May 20. Girls in grades 1-8 are eligible for the camp, which will be hosted by BHS girls basketball coach and three-time Ohio coach of the year Ed Zink and BHS girls basketball’s all-time leading scorer Amanda (Reese) Crockett. Current and past BHS basketball players will also be on hand. The last day of camp, June 8, is Mother-Daughter Camp Day.

For more information call Ed Zink at 937-657-1515 or by email: Edward.Zink@gmail.com or contact Amanda Reese at 773-401-8585 or by email at areese@northpark.edu.

Bowl with the Reds

CINCINNATI — Register today for the Cincinnati Reds Bowling Bash presented by Adams Recovery Center on Sunday, June 4 at the Super Bowl in Erlanger, Ky. Enjoy this unique opportunity to bowl alongside your favorite Reds players. The entire 2017 Reds team is scheduled to appear and help raise money for the Reds Community Fund.

Each lane of six bowlers will enjoy an evening of food, fun and bowling. Meet the 2017 Reds players and coaches, enjoy 2.5 hours of unlimited bowling, a buffet dinner, Reds gift bag and more. For more information and to sign up, visit www.reds.com/bowling or call 513-765-7240.

Dayton Boat Club offering summer camps

DAYTON — The Dayton Boat Club will be holding two Introduction to Rowing Camps this summer for youth in Grades 7-12. Each camp will consist of eight two-hour training sessions. No experience necessary. All sessions are held at the Dayton Boat Club Boathouse located on East River Road near Moraine. Session 1 will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 9-11 a.m. Saturday, June 19 – July 1 and Session 2 — July 17 – July 29.

To register for a summer camp, or to find more information about rowing and about the Dayton Boat Club go to the club’s website at www.daytonboatclub.org.

Buddies program returns

DAYTON — Have you ever wanted to run onto Fifth Third Field alongside the Dayton Dragons? Visit your local Kroger store to sign up for a chance to be a Baseball Buddy. Kids (ages 7-13) who are randomly selected as winners. To enter, look for the display at your local Kroger store at the Customer Service Desk.

The Kroger Baseball Buddies experience includes: Hanging out in the dugout during pre-game to meet the Dragons players; Getting autographs and photos with the Dragons team; Being introduced over the PA like a player; Running out on the field with the team before that day’s game. Kroger Baseball Buddies will also receive several gifts including: A replica Dragons jersey, Dragons baseball hat, Drawstring backpack, Dragons pen and baseball to be autographed. One baseball buddy will win a free Fun Day at Fifth Third Field with 20 of their friends and Dragons players.

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