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Swimming & Diving

Skyhawks undefeated

The Fairborn boys and girls teams claimed wins over Franklin and Hamilton this weekend.

The Skyhawks girls swim squad defeated Franklin, 97- 59, and Hamilton in a close 79- 71 battle.

Fairborn’s boys team won 81-67 over Franklin, and defeated Hamilton 98-6.

Girls individual event winners were junior Chloe Becraft (100-yard backstroke) and freshman Ariel Gausel (100 butterfly). The Skyhawks also claimed victories in the 400 freestyle relay, with the quartet of Mari Ordonez, Becraft, Mallory Barnhart, and Gausel. The women’s depth served as a strong foundation for them during the meet. Seniors Barnhart, Nicole Havens, Vilde Njaa, and Ordonez led the team in spirit and enthusiasm getting the women to a 2-0 dual meet record for the season.

Boys individual event winners for the evening were Anthony Blair (100 fly, 200 individual medley), Quentin Moss ( 50 free), and Tyler Fillback (500 free). The boys won the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay. The medley relay quartet of Daniel Blair, Fillback, A. Blair, and Moss raced hard to finish ahead of Franklin. Rounding out the meet, the 400 free relay of Brian Trevino, Nathan Haywood, Patrick Brandley, and Fillback raced hard to another Skyhawk victory.

The Skyhawks travel to Wright State University for their next competition on Jan. 2 for the Orange and Black Invitational, hosted by Waynesville.


Gem City to broadcast wrestling finals

FAIRBORN — The Gem City Sports Network will be broadcasting the finals of the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association Holiday Tournament, starting at 5 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 29.

Greene County-area teams Fairborn, Xenia, Bellbrook and Greeneview will be competing in the annual event which takes place at Wright State University’s Nutter Center.

The tournament can be heard live on radio3.gemcitysports.com with Thomas Pasch, Jr. Ysaguirre and Vinny Long doing the broadcast. It will also be archived and available the following day, on demand, at www.gemcitysport.com.

Girls Basketball

Vikings roll past Fairborn

MIAMISBURG — Host Miamisburg led 33-13 at halftime, then outscored the visiting Skyhawks 12-1 in the third quarter to pull away for Saturday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division win. The 64-27 loss did not dampen the spirits of the Hawks as they continued to play hard down the stretch scoring their most points in the fourth quarter. The Hawks will return to play against the Beavercreek Beavers on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at home.

Buccaneers fall on the road

LEBANON — Alex Warning scored 14 points, Maygan Boettcher scored 13 while Lebanon teammates Jenna Bour and Rachael Sweetman each scored 11 in Saturday’s 63-39 Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division win over visiting Xenia.

No individual statistics were reported for Xenia (1-8, 0-1 GWOC South), who will host Xenia Christian at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 22 in a nonleague contest.

Bellbrook claims road win over Monroe

MONROE — The visiting Bellbrook Golden Eagles limited host Monroe to just four second-quarter points in the first half of Saturday’s 41-22 win. Cassidy Hofacker led all scorers with a dozen points, and Bekah Vine scored 10, for Bellbrook (8-0, 5-0 Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern).

The Golden Eagles hosted Beavercreek on Monday night. They’ll return to action Wednesday, Dec. 30 when they play at Dayton Chaminade Julienne for a 7:30 p.m. contest.

Greenon splits weekend games

The Knights fell 68-24 on Saturday to New Richmond Tri-Village, but bounced back with a 48-35 Sunday win over Dayton Meadowdale. Greenon (3-8) hosted Springfield on Monday. They return to action after the holiday break, Jan. 4 when they’ll play a 7:30 p.m. game at South Charleston Southeastern.

Ambassadors win over Troy Christian

XENIA — Host Xenia Christian rolled out to a 34-16 lead at halftime, then played Troy Christian even the rest of the way. No individual statistics were reported. Xenia Christian (8-1, 4-0 Metro Buckeye Conference) plays at Xenia at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Bulldogs bested by Bees

YELLOW SPRINGS — Host Yellow Springs saw a narrow 13-12 lead slip away Saturday against the Tipp City Bethel Bees in a 50-46 loss.

Elizabeth Smith led the Bulldogs with a 24-point outing and hauled in 14 rebounds.

Yellow Springs (0-10) will host St. Paris Graham next at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28.

Boys Basketball

Pirates rally past Bellbrook

WEST CARROLLTON — Visiting Bellbrook held an 11-9 lead, but the host West Carrollton Pirates outscored the Golden Eagles 48-39 the rest of the way in Saturday’s 57-50 Pirate win.

Trent Nartker led Bellbrook with 17 points, John Bush finished with 13 points and Storm Painter came off the bench to score 10 in the Golden Eagles loss.

Reuben Maul led West Carrollton with a game-high 18 points.

Bellbrook (2-5) plays at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Dec. 22 at Tipp City Tippecanoe.

Xenia Christian edged by Arrows

XENIA — Ashton Burke scored a team-high 17 points and Brandon Martin scored 15 for the Ambassadors, but visiting Camden Preble Shawnee fended off the Ambassadors’ second-half rally to claim a 61-58 win Saturday.

Xenia Christian (0-8) plays at St. Paris Graham at 6 p.m., Dec. 29 in their next game.

Yellow Springs beats Bethel

YELLOW SPRINGS — Kaner Butler dumped in 19 points, Ethan Dewine added 15, Isaiah Taylor 14 and Devon Perry scored 13 as the Yellow Springs Bulldogs defeated Tipp City Bethel, 71-64, Saturday.

Now 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the Metro Buckeye Conference, Yellow Springs plays at 7 p.m. tonight, Dec. 22 at Troy Christian.


Women’s Basketball

Yellow Jackets 1-1 in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — After falling to no. 5-ranked Alaska Anchorage, 75-45, on Saturday, Cedarville University defeated Alaska Fairbanks 73-44, in Sunday’s second day of the Alaska Anchorage SeaWolf Hoops Classic.

Abby Wolford led Cedarville (7-4) with a game-high 21 points, Kaysie Brittenham tossed in 19 and Christina McQueen added 10 points in Sunday’s win over the Nanooks.

Jordan Wilson led Alaska Fairbanks with 14 points.

Cedarville will host Wayne State, at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30 at Cedarville University’s Callan Athletic Center.

Raiders fall to Georgia

FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s basketball team led by seven at the half, but could not maintain the momentum as Georgia pulled away late for a 63-57 decision Sunday afternoon at WSU’s Nutter Center.

The Bulldogs hit 16 of 32 shots in the second half to end up at 37 percent overall and made 13 of 17 foul shots compared to 33 percent shooting and 13 of 23 free throw shooting for WSU.

Antania Hayes led all scorers with 26 points while Kim Demmings had 12 and Emily Vogelpohl 10 along with eight assists and six steals.

Wright State (10-3) opens Horizon League play at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 30, as the Raiders host Illinois-Chicago.

Men’s Basketball

Second half earns Raiders win over BGSU

FAIRBORN — The Wright State men’s basketball team scorched the nets for 76 percent in the second half in outscoring Bowling Green 48-20 to defeat the Falcons 83-47 Sunday at WSU’s Nutter Center.

The Raiders made 16 of 21 shots in the second half, including seven of 10 three-pointers, to finish at 52 percent overall and 13 of 28 from behind the arc. Bowling Green, meanwhile, shot just 28 percent for the contest and was only two of 13 from three.

JT Yoho paced all scorers with 22 points off the bench while Mark Alstork had 19, Joe Thomasson 13 along with seven rebounds and six assists and Grant Benzinger 11. Altogether, 10 Raiders dented the scoring column.

Wright State (5-7) wraps up the nonleague portion of its schedule at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 22, as the Raiders host Murray State.

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

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