Sports Briefs



Ankeney girls on a roll

BEAVERCREEK — The Ankeney Middle School eighth grade girls basketball team continued its winning ways with convincing victories over Centerville Gold, Lebanon White and Xenia in climbing to the top of the Greater Western Ohio Conference middle school standings with a 7-0 record.

The team is on a 13-game winning streak dating back to last year. Morgan Rhoades is leading the way averaging 14 points and game followed by Grace Phillips with a 10-point average. Diane Beningno leads with 5 assists and chips in 6 points per game. Tiernan Mckitrick leads the way with 6 rebounds per game. She also averages 5 points. Gabby Fawley averages 4 points a game with 4 rebounds to round out the starting lineup.

Addy Gray has given the Beavers great scoring from the bench contributing 3 points and 2 rebounds per game. Krisiti Campbell has provided great energy off the bench with great defense and all-around hustle. Molly Bukiewitz Nichole Wienert, Ashlyn Wilheim and Abby Day help out with staunch defensive efforts.


WSU swimming and diving school

FAIRBORN — The Wright State swimming and diving program has announced dates and times for its winter and spring school for kids 4-14.

The school, which will take place at the WSU Natatorium, will consist of two sessions. Session one will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Jan, 12 to Feb. 11, while session two will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 15 to April 14.

For more information on the swimming school call 937-775-2711.


Beavercreek offering four fitness classes

BEAVERCREEK — The City of Beavercreek Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is offering a Fat Blaster Boot Camp, Yoga, Piyo (Pilates, Yoga, Dance) and Pilates classes for the winter months. Classes will be held at C.I. Beaver Hall, 3696 Highmont St., in Beavercreek.

The Fat Buster Boot Camp runs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., with one session running Dec. 7-Jan.22 (closed 12/21 and 1/1). Cost is $70 for residents; $80 for non-residents.

Yoga classes will be offered Mondays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Dec. 7-Jan.11, and Jan. 25-Feb. 22; and Thursdays at the same times Jan. 27-Feb. 25. Cost is $45 residents; $52 non-residents.

Piyo runs Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 8-Jan. 12, and Jan. 26-Feb. 23 Cost is also $45 for residents; $52 non-residents.

Pilates classes will take place at 6:15-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 9-Jan. 13, and Jan. 27-Feb. 24. Residents pay $45; non-residents $52.

For more details, or to learn about an incentive pricing program for taking multiple classes, visit or call (937) 427-5514.


WWE Smackdown coming to Nutter Center

FAIRBORN — Wright State University will be the site of a WWE Smackdown professional wrestling event, starting at 7 p.m., Jan. 19 at the Nutter Center.

Competitors scheduled to be on the fight card include WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns & Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus & Kevin Owens, the Divas, and many, many more!

Tickets, starting at $15, are on sale at the Nutter Center,, area Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000.


MDU announces Kil-Kare race date

WESTFIELD, Ind. — The Midwest Drift Union announced its four-race regional schedule, with a season-ending date taking place at Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia.

The MDU will host events in four states over a five-month time period, beginning May 1 with an event at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. Round two will take place June 25 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis, Ind., with round three set for Aug. 20 in Detroit, Mich.

The Kil-Kare date is Sept. 17.

The MDU was founded in 2010 as a Midwest regional feeder series with the intention of advancing the area’s top drifting competitors to the professional level. Last season, the top-3 drivers were rewarded with a Formula Drift Pro 2 competitors license.

Greene County News report compiled by John Bombatch and Scott Halasz.

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