Raiders win Horizon tourney opener
GREEN BAY, Wisc. — The Wright State women’s basketball team jumped out to 18-11 lead after a quarter and never looked back in posting a 71-55 win over Illinois-Chicago, Thursday night in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament.
Wright State shot 42 percent overall, including five of 14 from three, and connected on 22 of 37 foul shots. The Flames, meanwhile shot 39 percent altogether, missed all 11 of their three-point attempts, and were seven of nine at the line. The Raiders also led 21-12 in points off of turnovers and 17-4 in fast-break points.
Kim Demmings led WSU with 30 points and added seven rebounds and five assists while Symone Simmons added 13 points off the bench and Lexi Smith chipped in eight points and eight rebounds.
Brittany Byrd paced UIC (12-18) with 17 points off the bench while Ruvanna Campbell posted a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds, becoming the Horizon League record holder for rebounds in the process (1,287). Imani Moore also had a double-double of 10 points and 11 boards.
Wright State (23-9) faced Youngstown State, a 65-63 winner of Oakland, in second-round action at 8:30 p.m. on Friday.
Xenia taking Hall of Fame nominations
XENIA — Nominations for Class of 2016 inductees into the Xenia Athletic Hall of Fame are now being accepted.
A nomination form can be obtained by going to the Xenia Community Schools official website, then to the Athletics link, and then to the Athletic Hall of Fame link. An individual, a team, a coach, and/or a community contributor can be nominated. These nominations can be for those athletes, teams, coaches, and community contributors who were associated with Xenia Central, Xenia High School, Xenia East, and/or Spring Valley. Nominations will be considered from all eras. The deadline to submit nomination forms is April 6, 2016.
For more details, please contact Gregg Cross at (937) 372-5417.
Hoover, Malott at Elite Workout
NEW CARLISLE — Former University of Dayton and WNBA women’s basketball standouts Andrea Hoover and Ally Malott will be on hand for the Make Plays Today Elite Girls basketball workout, will will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, March 13 at Tecumseh High School.
The session is open to girls in grades 5-11. Cost is $100 per student. Session is only open to 22 kids.
Player developer and director of his namesake Elite Basketball Academy, Wade O’Connor and recruiting expert Bret McCormick will be on hand. The session will provide overall skill development, film sessions with individual attention provided, with 1-on-1 to 5-on-5 drills scheduled as well.
To register, call (937) 499-4345 or go to makeplaystoday.com.
Beavercreek baseball clinic March 12
BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School varsity baseball team will hold its sixth annual youth baseball clinic on Saturday, March 12. The clinic is for youth baseball players ages 8-14 and will be held in the main and auxiliary gyms at Beavercreek High School.
The morning session is for players ages 8-10 and costs $30. It begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 11 a.m. The afternoon session is for ages 11-14. The full afternoon session is from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a pitching-only segment from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for older players is $40.
Registration and fees will be processed on the day of the clinic. A camp t-shirt will be provided to all participants. Members of the team and the coaching staff will conduct the clinic. All proceeds from the clinic will go to the Beavercreek varsity baseball team.
Participants should bring their gloves, bats and helmets. Please note that if weather permits, portions of the clinic could be conducted outside. Participants should also bring cleats and suitable clothing.
Dayton Dynamo Jersey Reveal, March 24
DAYTON — The Dayton Dynamo men’s soccer team will host a Jersey Reveal party at 7 p.m. March 24 at the Dayton Beer Company, at 41 Madison St. in downtown Dayton.
Fans will get to see the team’s three new 2016 season jerseys and their pre-match top, meet players and staff, enjoy some local brews, buy Dynamo merchandise and order a new Dynamo jersey.
The Dynamo soccer season starts April 10 with a road game at Urbana University. Xenia High grad Tyler Washington and Carroll High grad Alex Vandersluijs have been named to the team’s 2016 roster.
Dayton Dutch Lions hosting tryout
DAYTON — The Dayton Dutch Lions FC are excited to announce an open tryout for its men’s soccer team that competes in the United Soccer League Premier Developmental League (USL PDL). The tryout will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday March 20, at DOC Stadium in West Carrollton.
The tryout will be run and overseen by head coach Sid van Druenen and his coaching staff. The day will start with a quick club presentation followed by a 30-45 minute training session and 11 vs. 11 games.
“We have a quality group of guys committed to our program already and we are hoping to fill the remaining spots on our roster” Coach van Druenen said.
The 2016 USL PDL season sees the Dayton Dutch Lions FC play, among others, against 2015 season champions KW United and 2014 season champions Michigan Bucks.
“It is a very strong league and we play in a very strong conference, making this, in my opinion, the best possible platform for aspiring professional players to train and compete in during the summer,” van Druenen said.
A $50 registration fee is charged to participate in the tryout. Payment via credit card, cash or money order will be available the morning of the tryout.
More information about the 2016 USL PDL League season can be found on the Dayton Dutch Lions FC website, www.ddlfc.com .