Local Sports Briefs



Xenia announces game time change

XENIA — The Xenia High School Athletic Department announced a change to the tip-off times for the Jan. 23 home boys basketball contest with Springfield Shawnee. The Freshman game will take place at 3 p.m., followed by the Junior Varsity contest at 5 p.m. and varsity action at 7 p.m.

The varsity game had originally been scheduled to get under way at 7:30 p.m.

Bellbrook to host U.S. Baseball Academy camp

BELLBROOK — Bellbrook High School is hosting a six week baseball camp starting January 10. Bellbrook head coach Rich Demko will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.


Men’s Basketball

Trevecca topples Yellow Jackets

CEDARVILLE — The host Cedarville University Yellow Jackets (5-8, 0-1 Greater Midwest Athletic Conference) led 34-30 at halftime, but went scoreless for more than seven minutes of the second half in an eventual 81-69 loss to Trevecca, Saturday at the Callan Athletic Center.

Byron Sanford led all scorers with a 32-point effort for Trevecca (5-9, 1-0 G-MAC).

J.C. Faubion led Cedarville with a 23-point, nine-rebound night. Saturday’s game was the G-MAC opener for both schools. Cedarville returns to G-MAC action on Saturday, Jan. 9 when they’ll host Kentucky Wesleyan for a 2 p.m. game at the Callan Athletic Center.

Women’s Basketball

Yellow Jackets sink Kentucky Wesleyan

CEDARVILLE — Abby Wolford dumped in a game-high 27 points to lead host Cedarville University to a 67-55 win Monday over Kentucky Wesleyan, at Cedarville’s Callan Athletic Center. Kayla Linkous also finished in double-figure scoring with 13 points, and led the Yellow Jackets in rebounding win nine.

Cedarville (9-5, 2-0 Greater Midwest Athletic Conference) next heads to Vienna, W. Va. to take on the Ohio Valley Fighting Scots. That contest is set for a 5:30 p.m. Thursday start.

Cedarville wins G-MAC opener

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville jumped out to a 15-0 lead, led 40-26 at halftime, and ended up with a 79-45 win, Saturday, over Trevecca at Cedarville University’s Callan Athletic Center.

Kaysie Brittenham led the Yellow Jackets (8-5, 1-0 Greater Midwest Athletic Conference) with a game-high 15 points, Abby Wolford scored 11 points and Kayla Linkous added 10 in the win. Trevecca’s Paige Baugher led her team with 10 points.

Raiders win over Valparaiso

FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s basketball team saw a 20-point lead shrink to five in the fourth quarter before ending the game with a 14-2 run to post an 80-63 Horizon League victory Friday afternoon at WSU’s Nutter Center.

WSU shot 42 percent for the game compared to 40 percent for Valpo, but the Raiders hit 15 of 19 foul shots to just six of eight for the Crusaders. Wright State also led 20-4 in points off of turnovers and 17-2 in second-chance points.

Emily Vogelpohl paced the Raiders with 20 points and added eight rebounds, six assists and five steals while Lexi Smith came off the bench to post a near double-double of 18 points and nine boards. Antania Hayes added 16 points and seven rebounds while Richelle van der Keijl had eight points and eight boards.

Dani Franklin led Valparaiso (5-8, 1-1 Horizon) with 21 points off the bench while Jasmyn Walker had 19. Meredith Hamlet had eight points while Lexi Miller also had eight along with eight assists.

Wright State (12-3, 2-0 Horizon), which is off to its best 15-game start since moving up to Division I in 1987-88, is off until 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, when the Raiders host league newcomer Northern Kentucky.


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, Ticketmaster.com, area Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000.

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

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