Sports Digest




Beavercreek girls win again

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek girls soccer team posted its seventh straight shutout Oct. 5, beating Fairborn 8-0. The Beavers are 10-2-2 overall and 5-1-1 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference with games against Tipp City Tippecanoe Monday, Oct. 10 and at Centerville, Wednesday, Oct. 12 remaining.

Beavercreek is a half game behind Centerville in the National East Division. The Elks play Saturday, Oct. 8 at Troy before hosting the Beavers.

Carroll golfers make state

MIAMISBURG — The Carroll girls golf team finished second at the Division-II district golf tournament Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Pipestone Golf Course, qualifying for the state tournament. Versailles (366) won, while Carroll finished seven strokes behind. Brittney Blaschak shot 84, while Mackenzie Donaldson shot 92, Grace Mackey 99, Hannah Davis 98, and Haley Hentrich 102.


Women CC ranked No. 7 in the nation

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University moved up three spots to no. 7 in this week’s USTFCCCA NCAA Division II Women’s Cross Country Coaches National Poll. The rating is conducted by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. It’s the highest a Yellow Jackets team in any sport has been ranked since the institution became an active Division II member.

The Jackets and no. 2 Grand Valley State (Mich.) are two of six schools from the Midwest Region in the Top 25. The others are no. 8 Southern Indiana, no. 10 Hillsdale (Mich.), no. 11 Northern Michigan, and no. 17 Malone. Cedarville competes in the Wisconsin-Parkside Invitational 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 in Kenosha, Wis.

CSU t0 celebrate homecoming

WILBERFORCE — Central State University will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 9 – 16 with a week of activities that include a concert by rapper Wale and the Saturday football game between the Central State Marauders and the Lane College Dragons.

This year’s theme is “Believe the Dream” and the public is invited to join in the activities with alumni and guests. Tickets, unless otherwise noted, can be purchased at For a full schedule of events, go to Some events include:

— 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14: Athletic Hall of Fame Luncheon at the Country Club of the North. Speaker is ESPN Analyst Chris Broussard. Tickets are $52.

— 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15: Football game. Tickets are $20.

Alstork on HL preseason team

INDIANAPOLIS — Wright State University junior Mark Alstork was chosen to the Horizon League’s Preseason Second Team as the league announced its annual men’s basketball teams and poll on Thursday.

Alstork, a 6-foot-5 guard from Thurgood Marshall High School in Dayton, led the team last season with 434 total points, averaging 12.4 points per game. He also averaged 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists a game in his first season with the Raiders after transferring from Ball State.

As a team, the Raiders were picked to finish fifth under first-year head coach Scott Nagy. Nagy joined WSU last March after an extremely successful 21-year stint at South Dakota State where he won more than 400 games and played in post-season tournaments the last five seasons.

The Raiders also return starters Grant Benzinger and Mark Hughes, who combined to average double figures in scoring. Wright State will open the season on Nov. 11 at Southern Illinois before coming home to host Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 15.

The preseason poll consists of votes from the head coaches, sports information directors and three media members from each school.

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.


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].

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.

Crew camp in December

FAIRBORN — Columbus Crew SC Camps is hosting its annual indoor camp on Dec. 27 at SportsPlex. The camp draws approximately 50 campers. Contact [email protected] for more information.

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