Local Sports Briefs



Boys Soccer

Xenia’s Reichert turns a hat trick

SPRINGFIELD — Xenia claimed a 4-1 win over Springfield, thanks in part to a hat trick by senior Connor Reichert. Two minutes into the match, Reichert scored the first goal. Reichert set the tone with two more goals for a first-half hat trick.

Xenia’s Jared Robinson had some great saves at goal.

In the second half, Genyus Gaisie scored the last goal for the Bucs.

Xenia (2-1-1, 1-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s South Division) travels to Vandalia Butler for a 7 p.m. game on Tuesday.

(Xenia boys soccer story provided by Xenia High School student intern Natalie Jones.)

Greeneview 3, Finneytown 0

JAMESTOWN — Jacob Mickle scored off an assist from Josh Jenkins, while Brayden Woods and Jaden Baise added unassisted goals, in Thursday’s shutout win over Finneytown (0-4). Greeneview is now 3-0 this season. The Rams host Dayton Stivers on Tuesday for a nonleague match.

Fairborn 1, Greenville 0

GREENVILLE — The host Green Wave outshot Fairborn 24-10, but Adam Knaub scored the match’s lone goal and Skyhawks goalie Andy Gilbert kept Greenville’s shots out of the goal for Thursday’s road win.

Girls Tennis

Skyhawks fall on the road

TROY — The Fairborn Girls Tennis team traveled to Troy on Thursday to face the Trojans. Troy has a strong team and the scores definitely backed that up as the Trojans swept the match 5-0.

Brooklyn Hunter faced perhaps her toughest opponent of the season in Hannah Essick of Troy. Hunter played some of her best tennis of the season but still fell 1-6 and 1-6.

Acadia Wulf was matched up against Maggie Hennessy and she too played well but came out on the wrong side of a 1-6 and 0-6 decision.

Kyla Secrest returned to the number 3 singles spot only to face Ashley Bruns, who took a 6-2 and 6-2 win.

Illness impacted the Lady Skyhawks doubles teams, as both Shayna Osborne and Dakota Thacker missed the trip.

Moving up to first doubles was Megan Koonce who teamed with Preslee Chapman to put up a strong fight, but they eventually fell by 3-6 and 2-6 scores to Meredith Pruitt and Lacy Scancarello.

Adele Bowling and Isa Smith made their first appearance together at #2 doubles and they faced off against Jackie Fulker and Katie Sherrick. Their first varsity match ended in a 1-6 and -0-6 loss for Bowling and Smith.

After a busy couple of weeks, the Skyhawks have some time off before playing on Tuesday next week when they travel to West Carollton.


Girls Volleyball

Buccaneers win first JV contest

XENIA — The Lady Buccaneers 2015 junior varsity volleyball team got off to a slow start of the season losing their first four matches a couple them going to the third game. Thursday night versus Springfield they found their identity winning 2-0 25-17,25-19. Xenia (1-4) was led by Sarah Harner 14 points 2 aces, Anna Brown 11 points 4 aces, Grace Brown 9 points, Bailey Oliver 8 points 2 aces and Alexis Adams 4 points 2 aces. Xenia next match is Saturday, a tri-match with New

Carlisle Tecumseh and Wayne, in Huber Heights. Match time is 11 a.m.


Circle City Classic tickets now on sale.

INDIANAPOLIS — Tickets for the 32nd Circle City Classic football game, between Central State University and Kentucky State University, are now on sale. The game will be played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Doors open at 2 p.m. with the opening kickoff scheduled for 3 p.m.

Fans can enjoy a halftime show by Yazz the Greatest (aka Hakeem from the television show Empire), and post-game concert featuring Jeezy, Rico Love and Silento is included with the ticket price.

Tickets range in price from $10-50 and are available online at: centralstate.universitytickets.com.

Raiders release women’s basketball schedule

FAIRBORN — Sixteen regular-season home games, including matchups with Butler and Georgia, along with a game at Miami (Fla.) and the Lone Star Showcase highlight the 2015-16 women’s basketball schedule, released on Friday.

The Raiders, under sixth-year head coach Mike Bradbury, host Indiana Wesleyan in exhibition action on Saturday, Oct. 31, before opening the regular season on Nov.13, against the Miami Hurricanes in Coral Gables, Fla. WSU visits Kent State on Nov. 17, before opening the regular-season home portion of its schedule with Lipscomb on Nov. 19, Austin Peay on Nov. 21, and Southeastern Louisiana on Nov. 23.

Wright State then heads to Cedar Park, Texas, just outside of Austin, for the Lone Star Showcase at the Cedar Park Center. The Raiders face Big Ten power Iowa in the opener on Nov. 26, followed by Houston on Nov. 27, and defending Atlantic 10 champion George Washington on Nov. 28.

WSU opens December at home against former league opponent Butler, Dec. 4, with the Raider men’s team also hosting Georgia State that evening. The Butler contest starts a stretch where Wright State will host five of six games during the month, with the only road game being at Eastern Kentucky on Dec. 13.

The Raiders wrap up the nonleague portion of their schedule on Dec. 20, with a matchup against Southeastern Conference opponent Georgia. Like the Butler game, the contest with Georgia will be part of a doubleheader with the WSU men’s team as they face Bowling Green.

The remainder of the schedule is the Horizon League slate, now at 18 games with the addition this season of Northern Kentucky. League play begins on Dec. 30, as the Raiders welcome in Illinois-Chicago.

For the first time since 2001, the entire Horizon League Tournament will be played at one site as it begins on March 10, at the Kress Events Center in Green Bay, Wisc. The finals set for March 13, a day before the NCAA pairings are announced.

Wright State, which finished 25-9 and made its first-ever appearance in the WNIT, will face seven teams that advanced to postseason tournaments last season (George Washington, Green Bay, Iowa and Miami (Fla.) in the NCAA; Cleveland State and Youngstown State in the WNIT; Northern Kentucky in the WBI).

Compiled by John Bombatch and Zach Gregory. Please send your sports information to: [email protected].

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