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Beavers state bound

CLAYTON — Beavercreek defeated Kettering Fairmont 25-11, 25-22, 25-19 on May 27 to win the West No. 1 Regional Championship and advance to the state tournament. Parker Mikesch had nine kills, two aces and 13 digs. Noah Buell had 33 assists and Zach Lohner had five blocks in the regional win.

Mikesch was named to the Ohio High School Boys Volleyball Association Division I all-Ohio team, and Buell was an Honorable Mention all-Ohio selection. Beavercreek (20-6) has been a state qualifier five times now (2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017), and they were the state runners-up in 2015.

The Beavers open single elimination state tournament play when they take on defending state champion Cincinnati Elder at 1:30 p.m. June 3 in the state quarterfinals at Capital University in Columbus. Elder is the state’s No. 3-ranked team in the latest Ohio High School Boys Volleyball Association Division I poll, Beavercreek is ranked No. 7. Other scheduled state quarterfinal games in the tournament include Cleveland St. Ignatius (No. 5) vs. No. 6 Westerville South (10 a.m.); No. 4 Cincinnati St. Xavier vs. No. 10 Centerville (11:45 a.m.); and top-ranked Hilliard Darby vs. unranked Lakewood St. Edward (3:15 p.m.).

Fairborn Softball Standings

(As of May 30)

MONDAY

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

Men’s E2 League — 1. Anonymous Joe’s (4-0); 2. Top Dog (3-1); 3.(tie) Smith & Sons/Krug Auto, The Funk/MPPR Lawn Care/El Rancho Grande (2-2); 5. Average Joe’s (1-3); 6. Odd Ballz (0-4).

TUESDAY

Church League — 1. Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian (4-1); 2.(tie) Central Avenue Church of Christ, One Love Church “B” (3-1); 4. One Love Church “A” (2-3); 5. Northridge Freewill Baptist Church (2-4); 6. (tie) Christ’s Church of Bellbrook, Maple Avenue Church of God “A” (1-3).

THURSDAY

(Games rained out)

SW Ohio Track practices

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club summer program began 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 under way

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.

Xenia Hardball Club hosting baseball camp

XENIA — The Xenia Hardball Club is hosting a baseball camp, from 10 a.m.-noon, June 5-7 at the Xenia High School baseball field. The camp is for youth in grades 3-8. Cost is $5 per day. Please contact XHS head coach Barry Claus at 937-372-9937 with any questions, or to register. Camp participants can also register on the day of camp.

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.

XHS Class of ‘73 golf outing

XENIA — The fifth Play it Forward golf outing and scholarship fundraiser, hosted by the Xenia High School Class of 1973, is scheduled for Saturday June 17 at Sebastian Hills Golf Club. Golf registration includes a light breakfast, a full picnic-style lunch and beverages, in addition to prizes and raffles. The event is open to the public with an early registration discount applied until June 1.

The goal of the fundraiser and scholarship award is to give back to current XHS graduates in need. The Class of ’73 will award its fourth $4,000 scholarship to a 2017 XHS graduate at the Awards Assembly in May. Scholarship monies are acquired from hole sponsorship, title sponsors, monetary/gift donations and, of course, golfers.

Information for sponsorship and golf registration can be obtained by contacting one of the following individuals in charge: Jerry Boggs – jboggs73@aol.com 937-239-0036) or Steve Greene – sgreene3@columbus.rr.com.

Pacesetter Open set

BEAVERCREEK— Country Club of the North will once again play host to the 35th Pacesetter Open, Monday, June 26. The Pacesetter is a major fundraiser for the Wright State Athletic Department. All proceeds go to support Wright State’s student-athletes.

The day will include breakfast, a four-player golf scramble, and lunch served in the clubhouse afterward. Registration and warm-up will begin at 8 a.m., with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The cost for a foursome includes greens fee, cart, a complimentary gift, and food and beverage throughout the day. There are also sponsorship opportunities available.

For more information contact Deanna Terelle at 937-775-4936, or email her at Deanna.terelle@wright.edu.

Beavercreek fall basketball league

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School girls basketball program will be hosting its 18th annual girls basketball fall league. The games will be played on Sunday afternoons Sept. 10 through Oct. 22. All teams will play a total of seven games on five Sundays with no games on Sept. 17-24.

The league will be a total of 12 high school teams ninth through twelfth grade. There will be 8-10 girls per team, with only two players from each school on the same team. Space is limited to 120 players and restricted based on OHSAA rules. If interested email: creekgirlsfallleague@gmail.com or www.beavercreekathletics.com.

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