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Rams win seventh straight

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview High School’s football team took another step toward the playoffs with a 63-0 thrashing of South Charleston Southeastern Oct. 14.

The win unofficially puts the Rams at No. 5 in the Division-V, Region 20 computer rankings. The top eight teams make the playoffs. Greeneview visits Mechanicsburg Friday, Oct. 21 in a game likely to decide the Rams’ playoff fate as a week 10 win over Cedarville would provide no additional points, other than for the win.

In the win over Southeastern, quarterback Collin Matt ran for two touchdowns and threw for two, one to Nick Clevenger and one to Tyler Robinette. Ian Tamplin, Collin Wilson, Jacob Green and Austin Roberts all had rushing touchdowns. Ethan Bradds blocked a punt which was recovered by Griffin Mangan for a touchdown.

‘Creek boys win finale

BEAVERCREEK — Ryan Bernt and Nicholas Togliatti scored as Beavercreek beat Cincinnati Walnut Hills 2-1 Oct. 15. Evan DeWine and Preston Casey had assists for the 14-1-1 Beavers. Liam Dipple and Brandon Harroff shared time in goal.

Bellbrook girls win finale; share league title

BELLBROOK — The Golden Eagles beat Northmont, 2-0, in girls soccer action Oct. 15, and with Valley View’s 2-1 win over Monroe, share the Southwestern Buckeye League’s Southwestern Division title with those two schools. All finished 9-1-2 in league play. Lauren Chew and and Sydney Hollingsworth scored against Northmont, with assists from Hailee Adams and Natalie Stein. Bellbrook heads into the tournament 10-3-3 overall. The reserves tied, 1-1.

Bellbrook boys and girls win SWBL cross country

BELLBROOK — The Southwestern Buckeye League cross country meet belonged to Bellbrook. The Golden Eagles boys and girls won the Southestern Division title and won the overall championship as well. Bellbrook had 42 points to best second-place Eaton, which had 79 points.

Bellbrook’s Justin Boreman was fourth overall in 16:38. Nico Taylor was eighth in 16:51; Cole Weslow was 10th in 17:00; Trevor Bowers was 18th in 17:17; and Clay Cavanaugh was 24th in 17:40.

The girls had 39 points to beat second-place Oakwood, which had 48 points.

Lauren Kemper was fourth in 10:10; Madison Pelfrey was sixth in 19:20; Elise Kemper was eighth in 19:47; Kayla Parker was 10th in 19:59 and Emi Ford was 11th in 20:11.


Vote for Grace Norman

BONN, Germany — Fans have a chance to vote for Cedarville freshman and Paralympic Games gold and bronze medalist Grace Norman as the Allianz Best Female of the Month for the month of September. By going to the International Paralympic Committee’s website,, fans have a choice between Norman, competitive shooter Sareh Javanmardidodmani of Iran, wheelchair fencer Beatrice Vio of Italy, New Zealand swimmer Sophie Pascoe, Nigerian powerlifter Josephine Orji, or China swimmer Li Zhang.

As of Monday, Oct. 17, Norman was third with 24.92 percent of the vote. Vio is first with 47.7 percent, with Javanmardidodmani currently second with 25.51 percent.

Beal earns NAIA Runner of the Week

WILLIAMSBURG, K.Y. — Samuel Beal of Beavercreek earned his first NAIA Runner of the Week award as released by the NAIA today after his impressive fifth place finish at Queens Royals XC Challenge in Charlotte, N.C., where Beal was also the first NAIA contestant to cross the line at this event. Beal ran 24:23.1 which tied a 20-year-old school record at the Cumberlands. The record was previously held by Gareth Wilford in 1996.

This type of finish has become quiet the habit for Beal as he has finished in the top 10 all season thus far. Beal started his season with a 2nd place finish at Berea, then went on to finish third at Cedarville another NCAA D-II laden field, followed by a ninth place finish at the Greater Louisville Classic where he lead all other MSC competition.

Tennis competes invitational

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Wright State men’s tennis team competed Oct. 16 in the final day of the Louisville Invitational.

WSU Results: C Doubles – Zachary Kuo/Jose Legarreta (Bellarmine) def. Javier Alvarez/Fernando Nardelli 8-7. Extra Singles – Michael Quang (Louisville) def. Jonas Brezing 6-2, 7-6; Nick Werner (Xavier) def. Javier Alvarez 6-3, 6-0; Carson Panovec (Lipscomb) def. Jason Holloway 6-0, 4-6, 6-4; Gabe Tishman (Michigan) def. Jacob Perkins 6-2, 6-2.

Volleyball drops three

GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Wright State volleyball team dropped a three-set Horizon League decision at Green Bay on Oct. 16.

Braak, Jackets claim 1-0

CANTON — Derek Braak’s first goal of the season was all the Yellow Jackets needed for a 1-0 G-MAC men’s soccer victory at Malone on Oct. 15. Cedarville, 6-6-2 overall, finally got back to the .500 mark and improved to 5-3-1 G-MAC.

Braak finished off a breakaway in the 56th minute for the game’s only goal. The Yellow Jackets controlled the pace the rest of the way. CU enjoyed an 18-6 advantage in shots overall including a 12-1 margin on goal.

Women’s soccer falls

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The Wright State women’s soccer team saw its unbeaten streak end Oct. 15 as Milwaukee scored two late goals in a 2-0 Horizon League decision at Engelmann Stadium.

Men win

DETROIT, Mich. — For the second straight Saturday, the Wright State men’s soccer team posted a shutout in the state of Michigan as goals by Eric Lynch and Peguy Ngatcha lifted the Raiders to a 2-0 Horizon League win at Detroit Mercy on Oct. 15.

Cedarville nabs first road win

CANTON — Lyndsey Smith, Creslyn Van Dyck and Hanna Harris all came up big to lead Cedarville to a 2-0 G-MAC victory at Malone on Oct. 15. The Lady Jackets improved to 6-7-1 overall and 6-4-1 G-MAC with their sixth consecutive win over the Pioneers.

Smith converted a steal into the first goal of the contest in the 9th minute. Van Dyck continued her torrid scoring streak with another unassisted tally in the 51st which was her third goal of the fall. The rest was left up to Harris, who registered 10 saves in goal for the second straight outing. Malone outshot the visitors 20-7 overall and 10-5 on goal. The Pioneers had a 15-2 shot advantage in the first half.

CU two setbacks

AURORA, Ill. — Saginaw Valley and Wayne State defeated the Lady Jackets on the final day of the Mizuno Midwest Region Crossover at the Great Lakes Center on Oct. 15.

Cedarville, 15-6 overall, won one of three matches during the weekend. SVSU swept the Jackets 25-14, 25-15, 25-23 in the morning contest. Gabby Olson totaled nine kills and five blocks. Taylor Wilkerson added five blocks. Abby Shelton came up with 14 digs and Kristin Cardwell had 21 assists.

GLIAC #1 seed Wayne State won the evening match 25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 25-22. Olson recorded a double-double of 11 kills and 11 blocks while Krissy Pratt buried 10 kills. Angela Becker had 12 digs and Cardwell handed out 34 assists

Volleyball falls

FAIRBORN — The volleyball team could not overcome a .393 hitting performace by Cleveland State as the league-leading Vikings won in three sets Oct. 14 at the C.J. McLin Gymnasium.

Women first, Men fifth

WILMINGTON — The Wright State women finished first and the men fifth on Oct. 14 at the Jenna Strong Fall Classic, hosted by Wilmington College.

Sophomore Hailey Brumfield led the way for the Raider women, finishing second overall in the 5K race with a time of 17:53. On the men’s side, freshman Ryan Dunn set the pace with an 8K time of 25:28, placing 14th overall.

Wright State will return to action on Saturday, October 29, at the Horizon League Championships in Kenosha, Wis.


Junior Raider Cheerleader camp

FAIRBORN — The Wright State University Raider cheerleaders and dancers will hold registration and training camp for the 2016-17 Junior Raider Cheerleaders program 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 and 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Wright State Nutter Center. The program is open to girls and boys ages 7-15. For more information, email [email protected] or call 937-775-7281.

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. Sign up to sponsor/and or golf at For more information, contact tournament director Bill Daniels at [email protected].

Clark State Volley for the Cure

SPRINGFIELD – Clark State Community College will host the Ninth annual Volley for the Cure 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the gymnasium on the Leffel Lane campus.

Teams from Clark State, Bobby Fisher Distributing and The Assurant Group will participate in Volley for the Cure. All monies raised are donated to the Breast Cancer Endowment Fund of Clark County. Additional activities include face painting, pumpkin painting, concessions, a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction.

Meet the FHS girls basketball team

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn girls basketball team will be introduced from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 in the Fairborn Baker Middle School Gymnasium. The Fairborn Skyhawks youth basketball teams, Baker Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade teams, Fairborn High School junior varsity and the Fairborn varsity Team will all be introduced to the public and will demonstrate their skills. There will be concessions available, a 50/50 raffle, prizes and more.

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