Local Sports Briefs



Cross Country

Ambassadors fly in Night Lights event

CENTERVILE — The Xenia Christian cross country teams took on the rather unusual meet Saturday Night Lights at Centerville High School. The course was lit by many portable lighting systems. Most of the competition were Division I & II schools, thus presenting quite the challenge to Xenia Christian runners. “Everyone truly embraced the spirit of the meet and went after great races,” stated Coach Jim Preston.

Racers were allowed to wear glow-in-the-dark body paint and neon glowing jewelry, and did our athletes express themselves! As for the racing, what a night! Many personal bests were recorded. Top finishers for the Junior High included: Ian Ackenhausen, Margaret Kensinger, and Jonathan Merritt.

High School boys finished 23rd in the second section varsity race with Noah Cushman at 17:01, and James Brads at 18:11. High School girls finished 17th in the first section varsity race led by Grace Norman at 19:31, Rachel Sweeney 19:43, and Tori Estepp 20:18.

“It was a great experience for the girls team to take the challenge of racing the talent of the top Division I & II schools. The girls all moved up their racing game, and now are even more prepared to go after a top seed in Division III racing at the end of the season,” coach Robin Norman added.

Girls Tennis

Fairborn fourth, Xenia 7th in GWOC tourney

Brooklyn Hunter finished second at first singles for Fairborn, and Skyhawks teammate Acadia Wulf was second at second singles to lead Fairborn to a fourth place team finish in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s Silver bracket tournament.

Xenia placed seventh in the nine-team tourney. Singles players Aly Landis (first singles) and Peyton McLain (third) led the way with identical fifth-place finishes in their respective divisions.

Kettering Fairmont won the overall team title with first-place finishes in all five tournaments, winning all three singles and both doubles events.

Girls Soccer

Bellbrook nips Troy

TROY — Senior Hana Midtlien scored off a pass from sophomore Audrey Spirk for Saturday’s only goal in Bellbrook’s road win. The Golden Eagles are now 8-2-1 overall. They host Franklin at 7:15 p.m. today.


Cincinnati McNicholas 19, Carroll 7

CINCINNATI — The visiting Patriots held a 7-6 halftime lead, but were outscored 13-0 in the second half. McNick’s Jacob Vaughn rushed for one touchdown, Cameron Voelker returned an interception 68 yards for another McNick TD, and placekicker Cole Carmosino hit two field goals and was a perfect 2-for-2 on extra-point tries in Saturday’s win. No statistics were provided by Carroll (3-2, 1-1 Greater Catholic League Co-Ed), who will host Hamilton Badin on Friday.


$5,000 Fall Grand Nationals this weekend

XENIA — The $5,000 Fall Grand Nationals will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Kil-Kare Dragway. Friday starts the race weekend off with the final Super Pro Double Up event of the 2015 season. Gates will open at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 per person or $15 for a car load. Kids 12 and under get in free. Payout structure, ET breaks, and small flyer with Entry Information can be found on the Dragway Schedule at Kilkare.com. Kil-Kare is located at 1166 Dayton-Xenia Road in Xenia. For more information, call (937) 429-2961.


Wenzler wins N. Kentucky Classic

BATAVIA — Ryan Wenzler claimed medalist honors as the Wright State golf team finished third at the Northern Kentucky Classic, which concluded with the final round on Monday at the Elks Run Golf Club.

After tying the course record with a 64 in the second round on Sunday, Wenzler carded a 69 on Monday to finish six strokes ahead of Logan Hogge of team champion Morehead State.

It is the first collegiate medalist honor for the junior and the first for a WSU player since Nick Scott won the Wright State Intercollegiate back in April.

Cody Nickson also had a strong tournament for the Raiders as he finished in a tie for third with a 211, including a 70 on Monday.

Wright State returns to action at the Cleveland State Invitational in Aurora, October 5-6.

WSU Results — 1. Ryan Wenzler 2-3; 3.(tie) Cody Nickson 211; 35.(tie) Chris Rossi 227; 39.(tie) Austin Sipe, Same Meek 229; 53.(tie) Mitch Lehigh 233; 55. Brooks Curry 225; 56.(tie) Conner Lash, Alec Velasco 236;

Team Scores — 1. Morehead State 859; 2. Youngstown State 865; 3. Wright State 867; 4. N. Kentucky 869; 5. Cleveland State 873; 6. Dayton 874; 7. Green Bay 887; 8. Evansville 898; 9. Detroit 907; 10. Stetson 925; 11. N. Kentucky ‘B’ 934.

CSU Hall Inductees announced for 2015

WILBERFORCE – Central State Athletic Director Jahan Culbreath has announced the department’s Hall of Fame committee’s 2015 inductees. Joining the CSU Hall of Fame this year will be Thelanious “Laney” Prioleau, Dr. Arthur E. Thomas, and the 1990 Central State football team.

In addition to this year’s inductees, Central State’s undefeated 1965 men’s basketball team will be in attendance to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The ‘65 team won the school’s first NAIA national basketball title with a flawless 30-0 record.

The 2015 Hall of Fame Luncheon will be held at the Country Club of the North at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, in Beavercreek. Tickets to the induction ceremony are available for $35 each and can be purchased online or by calling the CSU Athletic Office at (937) 376-6289. All those planning to attend must RSVP prior to the event and purchase their ticket(s) on or before Monday, Aug. 31.

Marauders home games on Gem City Sports Network

DAYTON — The Gem City Sports Network will be broadcasting the three Central State Marauders home games this year. They will be live at radio1.gemcitysports .com and will be archived, on the Gem City Sports website, at www.gemcitysports.com.

The first game will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 3, when Central States hosts Kentucky Wesleyan.

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

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