Greene County News



WSU Golf wraps up fall season

FAIRBORN — The Wright State University men’s golf team wrapped up its fall season Oct. 17 at the UD Invitational. Senior Chris Rossi led the team, tying for 27th out of a field of 88 golfers. Rossi lead the team with a 73.50 scoring average through 14 rounds. He notched two sixth-place finishes and a fourth-place finish this fall. The team is back in tournament action in March 2018 when they travel to Cape Fear National Golf Club, in Leland, N.C.

Raider women beat Cleveland State

FAIRBORN — The Wright State University women’s soccer team (9-7, 4-3) won 1-0 over Cleveland State (8-8, 4-3) on Senior Night, Oct. 18 at Alumni Field.

The Raiders were outshot 6-5 in the first half, but controlled the ball for a fair amount of the half. The second half saw action both ways with the Vikings finding many opportunities near the Raiders goal only to find the ball sail wide and over the goal. With 57 seconds left in the game and the score still 1-0, the Raiders were whistled for a foul inside of their own penalty box. This win moves WSU into a fourth-place tie with the Vikings in the Horizon League standings.

“It was a game that we did just enough to win, scored an early goal and our goalkeeper had a career night making several key stops including a penalty kick at the very end. Cleveland State is a good team, well-coached and we were fortunate to come out with the victory,” said Raiders coach Pat Ferguson.

They play again at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 in Detroit.

Velloney earns G-MAC award

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University Yellow Jacket sophomore Bex Velloney has been selected the Great Midwest Athletic Conference’s Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 17.

The Chesapeake, Va. native played a key role in Cedarville posting back-to-back shutouts on the road, to extend its winning streak to five in a row. The Yellow Jackets opened with a 1-0 result at Malone University in Canton, while limiting the Pioneers to just two shots on goal. During a 2-0 victory at Walsh University, also in Canton, Velloney assisted on the first goal and was part of a back line that handed the Cavaliers their first clean sheet of the season.

Cedarville enters the week at 9-5-1 overall and 7-3-1 G-MAC having already clinched a spot in the upcoming conference tournament. They next play at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 when they’ll host Lake Erie College.

Beginner archery clinic

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Parks Department is offering a Beginner Archery Clinic, Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Wartinger Park Barn. The adult clinic is from 10 a.m to noon, and the family clinic (age 10 and up) is from 1-3 p.m. Youth age 10-17 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older.

This clinic is appropriate for beginner archers with little to no experience. A certified archery instructor will teach participants safe archery procedures, basic equipment use, and the basics of shooting a bow and arrow. Time to practice will be provided. Equipment will be provided by the Ohio Division of Wildlife. Cost is $7, $10 for a pair of residents, $12 non-residents. Call 937-427-5514 for more information.

Jump Start basketball offered

BEAVERCREEK — City of Beavercreek Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Jump Start Sports is offering a basketball program for children. Jump Start Basketball is an instructional and recreational basketball program designed for children in Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten, and grades 1-2. The goal of this program is to pique each child’s curiosity, to get kids excited about playing basketball and to teach good basic fundamentals at the same time.

The workshop will be held, Nov. 6 through Dec. 11. Times for Little Hoops Stars – pre-kindergarten (minimum age 4), from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Hoop Stars – Grades 1-2 are 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Shaw Elementary, 3560 Kemp Road. Cost is $70, $80 for non-residents. For more information call 937-427-5514 or email parks@beavercreekohio.gov.

Norman up for Athlete of the Year

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Grace Norman, of Jamestown, has been named a national finalist for Female Paralympic Athlete of the Year, by the United States Olympic Committee, it was announced Oct. 17.

Norman is one of five national finalists for Female Paralympic Athlete of the Year. She hasn’t lost an international paratriathlon competition since March, 2016. The United States Olympic Committee announced the 26 finalists for the 2017 Team USA Awards presented by Dow, Best of the Year, which recognize the outstanding achievements of Team USA athletes year-round. Fans are invited to vote for their favorite athletes and teams at TeamUSA.org/Awards through midnight Monday, Oct. 30.

The six award winners will be announced Nov. 29 at Royce Hall in Los Angeles. NBC will provide coverage of the awards show from 3-4 p.m. ET on Dec. 23.

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