Local Sports Briefs


Starting pitcher Jake Paulson delivers a pitch during Sunday’s Dayton Dragons game against the Burlington Bees, at Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton. Burlington won the game, 6-4, to snap Dayton’s three-game winning streak. The Dragons began their longest road trip of the season on Tuesday. The team plays three games each at South Bend, Great Lakes and Lake County before returning to Fifth Third Field on Aug. 27.


FISH & GAME

Greene County hosts final Fishing Derby

XENIA — Twenty-four kids fished in the Greene County Fish & Game Association’s “Picnic Weekend” Youth Derby. These were 24 very happy kids, as they got to go through the extra prize line three times. Winners in the four age groups, and “big fish” anglers received trophies.

Youth fishing contestants were Noah Wagner, John Atkins, April Sisco, Haylie Sisco, Garrett Hunsucker, Lillian Xanover, David Sisco, Cameron Atkins, Sophia Garrison, Derrian Funkhouser, Chrystel Wiggins, Nicholas Elam, Kaylyn Dameron, Dylan Abner, Ethan Williamson, Jon Bentley, Kiersten Williams, Alyssa Williams, Abigail Damron, Amber Kurtz, Cameron Turner, Cortney Heaton Blake Eneix, and Jalissa Phipps.

Eighteen of the Youth participated in the casting contest. Every youth either got a trophy or a prize. John Atkins, Kaylyn Dameron, David Sisco Jr., April Sisco, Cameron Atkins, Nicolas Elam, Garrett Hunsucker, Lillian Vanover, Angelica Heggem, Haylie Sisco, Abigail Damron, Kiersten Williams, Christiania Price, Dani Price, Derrian Funkhouser, Sophia Garrison, Noah Wagner, and Jon Bentley competed in the event.

SOFTBALL

Fairborn Parks and Recreation League

(Standings as of Aug. 13, 2015)

MONDAY

REC Men’s E2 (7:15 p.m.)

1. Mr. P’s 6 – 1; 2. Anonymous Joes 5 – 1; 3. The Funk/Liberty Tax Service 4 – 3; 4.(tie) Great Clips, Red Wing Shoes 4 – 4; 6. Average Joes 2 – 6; 7. The Funk/Bowl 10 1 – 7.

REC Men’s E2 (8:30 and 9:45 p.m.)

1. Miller Collision 8 – 1; 2. The Funk/MPPR Lawncare/Jim’s Body Shop 7 – 2; 3. Anonymous Joe’s 6 – 3; 4. Relentless Cycle & Speed 4 – 5; 5. Beach Manufacturing 2 – 7; 6. The Funk/El Rancho Grande 0 – 9.

TUESDAY

Social Division – Church League (7:15 and 8:30 p.m.)

(Tournament record listed in parenthesis.)

1. Central Avenue Church of Christ 10 – 1 (1 – 0); 2. One Love Church “A” 7 – 3 (1 – 0); 3. Abiding Christ Lutheran 6 – 4 (1 – 1); 4. One Love Church “B” 4 – 6 (1 – 1); 5. Vandalia Nazarene 4 – 7 (0 – 1); 6. Maple Avenue Church of God “A” 0 – 10 (0 – 1).

THURSDAY

Rec Division – Church League (7:15 and 8:30 p.m.)

1. Heart-N-Soule 12 – 1; 2. Maple Avenue Church of God “B” 10 – 2; 3. Arrowbrook Baptist 8 – 6; 4. Medway United Methodist 6 – 4; 5. (tie) St. Mark’s Episcopal, Huber Mennonite 5 – 8; 7. Spinning Road Baptist 2 – 9; 8. St. Christopher’s 1 – 11.

HIGH SCHOOL

Xenia sets Jamboree preseason football game for Friday

XENIA — Xenia High School will host Kettering Fairmont for an Ohio High School Athletic Association-sanctioned preseason Jamboree football game at 7 p.m. at Xenia’s Doug Adams Stadium. As part of Community Night, the Wee Bucs football teams and cheerleaders will be introduced, along with the seventh grade through high school athletic teams, flag corps and cheerleaders within the Xenia City School system.

Admission is $5 with all proceeds going to the OHSAA’s scholarship program, with a donation also being made to the Xenia Senior Center.

Greeneview Alumni game, three other games, Saturday

JAMESTOWN — The annual Greeneview High School Alumni soccer game will take place as the final event of a four-game soccer festival on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Don Nock Field.

The day begins with a 1 p.m. girls varsity soccer game against Tri-County North, followed by a boys junior varsity match up with Waynesville at 3 p.m. The Rams boys varsity team will then take on Waynesville for a 5 p.m. game.

The Alumni Game is set for a 7 p.m. start. All alumni players are asked to bring light and dark shirts to the event. All donations from all four games will go to the David Rowland Soccer Scholarship.

Contact Athletic Director Mark Rinehart (937) 675-9711 or Mark.Rinehart@gvlsd.org, or Loisbubeck@aol.com for more event information.

GOLF OUTING

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek golf outing, Thursday

BELLBROOK — The 24th Annual Bellbrook-Sugarcreek area chamber of commerce golf outing will take place, Thursday Aug. 20 at Sugar Valley Golf Club, 1250 Mead Road, in Bellbrook.

Registration and lunch is at noon, shotgun start takes place at 1 p.m. Golfers are asked to wear soft-spiked shoes. Cost is $90 per player, which includes golf, a cart, food all day, refreshments and prizes.

To register online, please go to bellrbooksugarcreekchamber.com. For information about the tournament and sponsorship opportunities, please call (937) 848-4930 or (937) 848-3746.

COLLEGE

Central State football hosting Fan Appreciation Day

WILBERFORCE — CSU football to host Fan Appreciation Day on August 22nd The Central State football team will hold Fan Appreciation Day at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22 at McPherson Memorial Stadium. Admission is free and the gates will open at 1 p.m.

Marauder fans will be able to view the 2015 team in an intersquad scrimmage. The CSU Athletic Department will supply 2015 football team schedules and facilitate contests and giveaways throughout the afternoon. Students are also encouraged to stop by the CSU Sports Information table for details on tickets and upcoming events throughout the 2015-16 school year.

Throughout the event, students who are followers of the CSU athletics Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts will be randomly selected for prizes. Follow CSU on its new social media pages to be eligible to win today.

Central State hosting track tryouts

WILBERFORCE — As the 2015-2016 school year approaches, the CSU track & field program is excited to start training for the upcoming season. Upon doing so, the coaches would like to reach out to the student body and invite students who are interested in joining the CSU men’s and women’s cross country and track & field teams to this year’s tryout date.

An interest meeting will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26 in the Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium. The interest meeting is mandatory in order to tryout.

Official tryouts will be held on Monday, Aug. 31.

For questions about time, location, dates, or the program in general, please email Coach Graham (Long Sprints & High Jump Asst. Coach) at mgrahampr@gmail.com.

Starting pitcher Jake Paulson delivers a pitch during Sunday’s Dayton Dragons game against the Burlington Bees, at Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton. Burlington won the game, 6-4, to snap Dayton’s three-game winning streak. The Dragons began their longest road trip of the season on Tuesday. The team plays three games each at South Bend, Great Lakes and Lake County before returning to Fifth Third Field on Aug. 27.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2015/08/web1_DSC_0042.jpgStarting pitcher Jake Paulson delivers a pitch during Sunday’s Dayton Dragons game against the Burlington Bees, at Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton. Burlington won the game, 6-4, to snap Dayton’s three-game winning streak. The Dragons began their longest road trip of the season on Tuesday. The team plays three games each at South Bend, Great Lakes and Lake County before returning to Fifth Third Field on Aug. 27.

Compiled by Zach Gregory and John Bombatch. Please send all sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

Compiled by Zach Gregory and John Bombatch. Please send all sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.