Local Sports Briefs



Norman goes for record in Vandalia

The International Paralympic Committee recently approved a 1,500-meter event to be held at Saturday’s Vandalia Butler Track Invitational. They shortened the mile run event in order to give Xenia Christian senior Grace Norman a shot at bettering her current world record in the 1,500. That distance is the standard length for paralympic competitions.

Norman is the current T-44 class (below knee amputee) paralympic world record holder in the women’s 800-meter and 1,500-meter runs. She also has the American record in those events, plus the 400 run.

The Xenia Christian runner’s current world-record time in the 1,500 is 4:58.68, which she set in a meet where she was the only competitor, last season in Indianapolis, Ind. Norman will be running against a field of able-bodied high school competitors with a chance to better her existing mark, while running closer to home.

She won’t have long to spend in Vandalia, however. Norman has been cast as “Noodler,” a peg-legged pirate in Xenia Christian’s high school musical of Peter Pan. The show starts April 15, with performances scheduled April 16, 22-23.


Indians reschedule with Central Catholic

CEDARVILLE — The Cedarville High School varsity baseball game with Springfield Central Catholic, originally scheduled to be played on Tuesday, April 12, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 27.


Xenia announces Athletic Director candidates

XENIA — The Xenia Community Schools Personnel Department released a list of 62 applicants who are interested in the soon-to-be-vacant Xenia High School Athletic Director position.

Current XHS Athletic Director Mark Stoll has announced that he plans to retire after this school year is complete.

According to a department official, the initial plan is to have a review done on each of the candidates and the first interviews set up in the next couple weeks.


Top-5 series scores at Beaver-Vu

(April 11th, 2016)

Beaver-Vu Lanes, Beavercreek


1. Neil Kassel – 794; 2. Jason Zeckser – 773; 3. Ryan Schiewetz – 772; 4. Doug Moss – 730; 5. Ron Frederick – 725;


1. Jackie Hobbs – 681; 2. Emily Figer – 666; 3. Laura Mitchell – 648; 4. Toni Ennis – 639; 5. Shekira Kanemoto – 638;


1. Cole Meredith – 669; 2. Hunter Baughman – 557; 3. Emily Florkey – 532; 4. Sam Kahn – 529; 5. Jenna Morgan – 515.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: [email protected], or to: [email protected]. Thank you!

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