Local Sports Briefs



Xenia YMCA Golf Outing

XENIA — The YMCA ’Fore The Kids’ golf outing is a celebration of the Annual Campaign at the Xenia YMCA. The annual scholarship campaign helps to ensure that YMCA values, benefits, programs and facilities are available to everyone. The campaign provides membership opportunities to families in Greene County who are in need, as well as scholarships for life skills and values focused programs, such as youth sports, swimming lessons, child care, and summer camps.

The event is sponsored by Greene Memorial Hospital on August 21, 2015 and will be held at Sebastian Hills Golf Club. The shotgun start begins at 9 a.m. with lunch and program to follow. All golfers will receive a round of golf in team scramble format including: lunch, cart, golfer gift, and the opportunity to win other great prizes.

All of the proceeds will further support the campaign. If you would like to make a tax deductible contribution or receive more information, please contact Alan Milkis at (937) 376-9622 or email [email protected].


Cedarville University earns AVCA Team Academic Award

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University has been honored with the Team Academic Award by the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the fifth consecutive year.

Head Coach Doug Walters’ Lady Jackets are one of 752 volleyball squads from across the nation to be recognized for the 2014 season.

The award, which was initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade-point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

A total of 113 NCAA Division II programs were honored. Cedarville and Ursuline are the only two Great Midwest Athletic Conference members on the list.

Three Future Raiders in National Championships; Two on Best XI

Three Wright State men’s soccer signees are spending their summers preparing for their upcoming freshmen seasons with award-winning action in the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Tulsa, OK last weekend.

Jackson Deitrich (Las Vegas), a 6-0 midfielder, and David Jeffries (Cincinnati), a 5-8 attacking midfielder, were both named to the 18 Boys Best 11 team.

Austin Manthey (Las Vegas), a 5-11 midfielder, and Deitrich led their Las Vegas Sports Academy 97 Red team to the finals before losing 2-1. Jeffries’ CUP Gold 96/97 team moved into the semi-finals, losing to eventual champion FC Golden State White.

All three are part of an excellent recruiting class put together by WSU head coach Bryan Davis that included several high school and junior college All Americans.

Dietrich was named the Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year and first-team All-State at Foothill High School. Dietrich played for the LVSA where he helped lead them to four-state championships and a 2014 Region IV title.

Jeffries set most scoring records during his three-year career at Waynesville, including game with nine, season with 45 and career with 105. Playing club with CUP, he helped lead them to national league titles in 2012 and 2014 and the national semi-finals in 2014. Jeffries was named one of the top XI players at 2013 nationals.

Manthey helped lead his LVSA club team to six state championships and a 2014 Region IV title after posting finalist and semi-finalist finishes in three recent years. At Palo Verde, he led his team to the state championship in 2014 and runner-up spot in 2013. He was also named the team MVP and to All-Northwest League, All-Sunset League as well as All-City.


Pete Rose bobblehead announced for September 12

All fans guaranteed giveaway at Reds vs. Cardinals game (1:05 p.m.)

CINCINNATI — Baseball’s all-time hits leader Pete Rose will be the third and final player featured in the Cincinnati Reds “Stars of the Queen City” bobblehead series for 2015.

This first-time-ever gate giveaway of a Pete Rose bobblehead will be given to all fans in attendance at the Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals game at 1:05 p.m. Saturday, September 12.

The giveaway celebrates the 30th anniversary of Rose’s record-breaking hit no. 4,192 on Sept. 11, 1985.

To purchase tickets for the Sept. 12 game, visit reds.com or call (513) 381-REDS or 877-647-REDS (7337).

Compiled by John Bombatch and Zach Gregory. Send sports information to [email protected].

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