Local Sports Briefs



Xenia football names two honorary coaches

XENIA — The Xenia High School football program will honor Kathleen Jones-Napper and Ben Moore as the team’s honorary coaches for Friday’s home football game against Springboro.

Jones-Napper is a 1983 graduate of Xenia High School, a 1987 graduate of Central State University, and a 2005 graduate of Central State University with a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She is married to Larry Napper and they have a daughter, Lorean, who is a freshman at Xenia High.

When she attended Xenia schools, she was never tardy or absent from Kindergarten through graduation. Besides her 19 years of teaching, Mrs. Jones-Napper does a school thanksgiving community service project for Xenia families. Her motto is “To teach is to learn twice.”

The senior football players chose Jones-Napper as honorary coach because of her commitment to Xenia, her commitment to teaching Xenia students, and her commitment to excellence.

Moore is the son of Mrs. Mary Anne Moore who has retired from a 40-year career in education. He is a graduate of Clayton Northmont where he played football for current Bucs coach Mike Schneider. Moore is in his fifth year of teaching, all of which have been here at Xenia High School. He is also a graduate of the University of Dayton.

Moore teaches U.S. History and Psychology at the high school and coaches seventh grade football. In his short career, Moore has impacted his students with his teaching and his ability to get student engagement. Moore’s impact on the climate at Xenia High School is evident. The senior football players chose Mr. Moore as honorary coach because of his commitment to the students, his commitment to Xenia, and his commitment to excellence.

Girls Volleyball

Improved Rams fall to Waynesville

WAYNESVILLE — Despite solid performances from Greeneview’s Val Nix (one ace, 15 digs), Bryce Ratliff (three digs, three assists), Gabby Tobe (four aces, five digs, two kills), and Maddie Hines (three digs, two kills), Waynesville claimed a 25-15, 25-11, 25-20 win Wednesday.


Xenia Basketball Golf Scramble, Oct. 11

XENIA — The Xenia High School boys and girls basketball programs will host a four-person scramble golf event starting at 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at WGC Golf Course in Xenia. Proceeds from the tournament will help to offset the teams’ costs throughout their respective seasons. Cost is $70 per person, $280 per foursome. Dinner and prizes will be available after the event. There will be long drive and closest-to-the-pin contests, and a chance to win a new car with a hole-in-one on one hole. Prize money will be awarded to the top-3 teams, and mulligans will be offered for a fee. Please contact Kent Anderson at (937) 376-3805 or (937) 479-0728 to register or for more information.


Bev Sword’s Turkey Trot set for Thanksgiving Day

JAMESTOWN — The Silvercreek Township Fire Department will hold its annual 5-kilometer run on Thanksgiving morning. Funds from the Bev Sword’s Turkey Trot event will not only help enable the fire department to provide services for the Jamestown area, but this year the funds will also help create a college fund for Dylan Swisher, the nephew of Bev Sword.

Bev Sword, an Emergency Medical Services Captain who passed away in July, often led the fundraising effort. The fire department is asking area businesses to help sponsor the event. All proceeds from this year’s run will go to the Dylan Swisher College Fund.

Entry fee is $30, which includes a free T-Shirt if you register before Nov. 1. The event will start at 9 a.m. at Seaman Park in Jamestown, next to Greeneview High School.

Runners can enter at the Silvercreek Township Fire Department building, 28 E. Xenia St., in Jamestown, or register the day of the event between 8-8:45 a.m. Visit Facebook.com/BevSwordsTurkeyTrot for more information.


Raiders nab first league volleyball win

FAIRBORN — The Wright State volleyball team picked up its first Horizon League win of the season Tuesday night with a 25-21, 27-25, 25-13 sweep of Northern Kentucky at the C.J. McLin Gymnasium.

Katie Klusman posted a double-double of 14 kills and 16 digs for the Raiders while Megan Hopkins also had 14 kills in hitting .333 for the match. Maddie Lohmeier dished out 37 assists and added seven digs, five kills and four block assists while Jessie Thornton recorded 19 digs.

Wright State (12-8, 1-4 Horizon) continues its four-match homestand on a 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 match against Cleveland State.

CSU Hall Induction Friday

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 Central State Marauders host the Miles Golden Bears at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at McPherson Stadium, on the CSU campus in Wilberforce.

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

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