Sports Digest



Beavers sweep Springfield

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek volleyball team wasted little time in beating Springfield, Tuesday, Oct. 4, winning, 25-7, 25-10, 25-21. Beavercreek is 12-7 overall and visits Huber Heights Wayne on Thursday, Oct. 6.


Jackets block down Ohio Valley

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville opened the home portion of the Great Midwest Athletic Conference schedule with a three-set sweep over Ohio Valley in the Callan Athletic Center in women’s volleyball action on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The Yellow Jackets, 12-4 overall and 2-1 G-MAC, won by scores of 25-18, 25-23, 25-18.

Gabby Olson led the attack with 13 kills and three blocks. She did not commit an error in 17 attacks for a .765 percentage. Krissy Pratt tallied eight kills and Rachel Krikke turned aside a team-high eight blocks. Taylor Wilkerson had seven kills with six blocks while Kristin Cardwell handed out 34 assists. Abby Shelton totaled 11 digs and Angela Becker chipped in 10.

CU tennis closes out fall schedule

NORTH CANTON — Walsh rallied from behind in three singles matches en route to a 7-2 victory over the Yellow Jackets in the final contest of the men’s fall tennis season for Cedarville on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Cedarville will take a 2-2 record into the 2017 spring portion of the schedule.

The Yellow Jackets garnered one point in doubles. The no. 3 tandem of Ryan Shomo and Stephen Combs nailed down an 8-6 decision. David Carter was credited with a point at no. 6 singles. He won the first set 6-4 while the second was tied 2-2 when his opponent retired. The host Cavaliers dropped the first set in three of the singles matches before posting come-from-behind wins in all three.

Third time for Esbenshade

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville senior Olivia Esbenshade earned Great Midwest Athletic Conference Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week honors for the third time this fall on Tuesday, Oct. 4 The Marietta, Pa. product guided Cedarville to a third-place showing in the 43-school field at the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championship.

Esbenshade placed sixth out of 295 competitors, matching her career-best in the 6,000 meters with a time of 21:48. Her mark was the fastest in the league this fall and ranks sixth on the G-MAC’s all-time list. The U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Assocation’s (USTFCCCA) no. 10 Yellow Jackets return to action on Saturday at the Wisconsin-Parkside Invitational in Kenosha, Wisc.

Raiders tie for 7th at CSI

AURORA — The Wright State men’s golf team finished in a tie for seventh as the final round of the Cleveland State Invitational was played Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the Barrington Country Club.

Freshman Austin Schoonmaker tied for 12th with a three-round score of 214 to lead the way for the Raiders while senior Austin Sipe tied for 20th at 218. The Raiders wrap up the fall portion of their schedule Oct. 17-18 at the Dayton Flyer Invitational in Kettering.

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 your team’s overall and league record where applicable.


Rams seek bowling coach

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview High School is looking for a Bowling Coach for winter season. The coach will be responsible for both boys and girls teams. Contact Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at [email protected] and include experience.

Turkey Shoot Saturday at WGC

XENIA — WGC Golf Course will be hosting the 16th annual Turkey Shoot golf outing at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. All proceeds go to charity. The first 15 Turkey Shoots have generated more than $90,000 in donations. The proceeds are given to Groceryland, which then distributes vouchers for complete Thanksgiving dinners to the FISH Pantry.

These vouchers feed 200 families with five or more members and 50 veterans and their families. In addition, Volunteers in Service for Xenia serves Thanksgiving dinners at the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center, more than 700 to the community and shut-ins. For a $55 donation, receive golf, cart and a tee prize along with food and refreshments. Plus, there is a contest on every hole.

Hockey holding alumni golf outing

BEAVERCREEK — The 2016-17 season marks the 20th anniversary of the Beavercreek varsity hockey program and in celebration, the program will hold the first Beavercreek Varsity Hockey Alumni Friends & Family Golf Scramble. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 at Locust Hills Golf Course in Springfield. Included with the $80 entry fee are 18 holes of golf, cart, driving range, box lunch, dinner, and the chance to participate in a silent auction, raffle, and some fun games and competitions on and off the course. Dinner without golf is $20.

Registration and use of the driving range starts 11:30 a.m. with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Dinner and awards will be at approximately 6 p.m. highlighted by the introduction of the new Beavercreek varsity hockey head coach and former U.S. Air Force Academy NCAA Division I player, Brig. Gen. Greg Gutterman. Sign up to sponsor/and or golf at For more information, contact tournament director Bill Daniels at [email protected].

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