Local Sports Digest



High School

Bellbrook girls post big win

BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook Lady Eagles won their season-opening girls soccer match against Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division foe Franklin, 7-1, Aug. 23.

Audrey Spirk and Bailey Sedlak each scored twice while Hailee Adams, Lauren Chew, and Cassi Hennen scored once. Maleah Miracle assisted on Spirk’s first goal, which gave Bellbrook a 1-0 lead. Franklin tied it at 1-1, but Bellbrook scored six straight.

Fairborn wins first VB match

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Skyhawks beat Trotwood-Madison, 25-15, 25-9, 25-6, Aug. 23 to notch their first girls varsity volleyball win.

Taylor Rice led the way with seven kills and five aces. Kayleigh Finlayson notched 10 aces while Elena North chipped in nine and Zuza Livosky five. Fairborn (1-1 overall, 1-0 Greater Western Ohio Conference American South) was scheduled to play Thursday, Aug. 25 at Riverside Stebbins.

Skyhawks tennis team loses to Troy

FAIRBORN — Fairborn is still searching for a varsity tennis win after losing, 5-0, defending GWOC division champ Troy Aug. 23.

Brooklyn Hunter and Acadia Wulf lost, 0-6, 1-6, at first and second singles respectively. Kyla Secrest played one of her best matches of the season, according to Coach Doug Coy, losing 1-6, 2-6, at third singles.

Shayna Osborne and Preslee Chapman lost, 1-6, 1-6, at first doubles, while Megan Koonce and Dakota Thacker lost, 1-6, 0-6, at second doubles.

“Troy is always really good and it’s always a struggle for us when we face them,” Coy said. “We played hard and showed definite improvement tonight, the key is, if we will carry that over (Thursday) night against an opponent who won’t be quite as strong as Troy.”

Junior High School

Greeneview loses to Cedarville

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview’s seventh and eight grade volleyball teams lost matches Aug. 22 at Cedarville.

The seventh grade team was defeated 18-25, 25-15, 19-25. Sarah Trisel and Emma Walker each had 10 points, while Cheyenne Hubbard added six, Brilea Bishop four and Ellie Harlow and Kelsey Mardsen two each. Hubbard also had three kills, while Trisel added two.

The eight grade team lost 11-25, 25-17, 17-25.

Leah Hoyle had 17 points, while Kimmy Robinette and Klarissa Knisley each had 15. Elizabeth Reichley and Robinette led the team in blocks. Rachel Strickle had three kills and Elizabeth McDonald, Knisley, and Rachel Strickle each had two.

Sports scores/news wanted

GREENE COUNTY — The Xenia Daily Gazette, Fairborn Daily Herald and Beavercreek News-Current staff cannot be at every game. Therefore we need coaches, score keepers and/or a dedicated parent for each sports team in Greene County to provide game scores daily.

Our phone is on all the time 937-372-4444 press the prompt for the newsroom — call and leave a message at any time. If not by phone, email us at [email protected]. Please include first and last names of players and the team’s overall and league record.

If you have a sports idea or sports story to share about a Greene County resident we also want to hear from you. Contact John Bombatch at 937-372-4444 ext. 2123 or send an email to [email protected].


Fall hockey camp offered

BEAVERCREEK — Academy Hockey is a new and exciting opportunity for area high school players to improve skills and continue enjoying the game of hockey off-season. Academy Hockey Program goals are open opportunity and skills development. This program is available to all area high school players and is endorsed by Dayton area High School coaches Alter, Beavercreek, Centerville, Springboro, and Troy. The program meets all OHSAA pre/post criteria — and former Division I Hockey players form the core of the coaching staff.

A pre-season fall camp will run on Thursdays or Wednesday and Sundays, Sept. 8-Oct. 30 with one session of skills development and one session of scrimmage games, at a time and location to be announced. Camp is open to all area high school hockey players. Must have a current USA Hockey registration — last year’s is good through Aug. 31 and you need a liability waiver. Contact Greg Gutterman 937-422-6827 [email protected].

Xenia Tornadoes tryouts set

XENIA — The Xenia Tornadoes semi-professional football team will hold a tryout for its 2017 team at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Spring Hill Park, located just off Ormsby Drive. Tryouts are free, make sure you bring water cleats and shorts. Tryouts will consist of agility drills, route running, and more.

Central State names induction class

WILBERFORCE — The 2016 Hall of Fame Luncheon will be held at Country Club of the North 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. All those planning to attend must RSVP prior to the event and purchase tickets on or before Friday, Oct. 2.

Five individuals and four teams make up this year’s class: Leonard “Tony” Blaine ‘62, John E. Day ‘71, Eric Love ‘83, Dr. Paul Nitz, James Rollins ‘96, 1960 & 1962 men’s cross country teams, 1983 football team and the 1991 women’s track & field team.

Admission to this year’s event is $50, which includes a full-course meal. Tickets may be purchased online at http://centralstate.universitytickets.com. For more information call 937-376-6345.

Xenia sports passes available

XENIA — The Xenia High School Athletic Department will be offering four different all-sports passes for the 2016-17 school year. Passes are good for unlimited admission to all home Xenia athletic events for middle school and high school. Passes are not valid for away contests or Ohio High School Athletic Association-sanctioned tournaments.

The following passes are available: Student pass $50; adult pass $75; family pass $225 — good for four people in the same household. Additional family members in the same household may be added for $25 each. A senior citizens pass is available free to age 62 years of age and older.

These passes can be purchased and picked up in the athletic department at the high school, Xenia Athletics, 303 Kinsey Road. Contact Athletic Director Nathan Kopp 937-374-4217, [email protected] for more information.

Wrestling program seeks coaches

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn High School varsity wrestling program is looking to start up the Skyhawk Youth wrestling program. Fairborn is currently looking for coaches and directors. Contact head coach Bill Dawson at 937-302-7094 or the high school athletic office at 937-878-6305.


Shady Bowl Speedway

DEGRAFF — There will be no racing on Saturday, Sept 3 so the drivers can compete on the famed half mile Winchester Speedway. The Saturday, Sept. 10 program has been changed to Sept. 11 so fans and drivers can go to the Columbus Motor Speedway as it closes its doors after 71 years of racing. The final points race for Shady Bowl drivers will be on the 11th and the 2016 champions will be crowned.

Reds offering ‘Sliding into Om’ yoga session

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds Major League Baseball organization is inviting yoga practitioners of all skills and ages to enjoy “Sliding into Om,” a one-hour yoga session, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 on the Great American Ball Park field in downtown Cincinnati.

For $15, fans can practice yoga on the outfield, and get a View Level ticket to the 1:10 p.m. Sept. 4 Reds game with the St. Louis Cardinals. All yoga participants will be recognized during the seventh inning stretch. For $25, fans can obtain the same package as above, plus receive an exclusive Cincinnati Reds yoga mat. Anyone 12 or younger can participate in the event for free, if they are accompanied by a paying adult. Parking is not included. To reserve a spot online, go to: reds.com/yoga.

Drifting Series heads to Kil-Kare Raceway

WESTFIELD, Ind. — The Midwest Drift Union will bring the third round of its Championship Series to Kil-Kare Raceway on Sept. 17 in Xenia.

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.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

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