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Greene County News

High School

Florkey GWOC preseason champion

BEAVERCREEK — Host Beavercreek’s Emily Florkey rolled a 652 three-game series to win the Greater Western Ohio Conference girls preseason bowling tournament last weekend. Florkey rolled games of 207-222-223 to easily outdistance Troy’s Jenna Stone by 39 pins. The Beavers’ J’Dee Sandlin (605 series) finished fourth overall, Brittany-Ann O’Donnell (578) finished seventh, and Raven Cooper placed 10th with a 548 series. As a team, Beavercreek placed second overall. The team lost in the team final to Miamisburg.

In the boys GWOC preseason tournament, Springfield’s Jacob Beck was the individual winner with a 676 series. Beavercreek’s Cole Dorsten was the top Greene County-area bowler with a seventh-place 617 series score. Kettering Fairmont defeated Sidney in the boys team final.

Middle School

Stebbins defeats Fairborn

RIVERSIDE — Elanta Ward leading scorer for the Fairborn freshman boys basketball team with 13 points in Tuesday’s 55-35 loss to Riverside Stebbins.

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, scorekeepers and/or a dedicated parent for each sports team in Greene County to provide game scores daily. Our phone is on all the time: Dial 937-372-4444, then 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.


Gift ideas for Cincinnati Reds fans

CINCINNATI — Looking for the best holiday gifts for your favorite Reds fan? Check out these gift ideas for the holiday season.

Holiday Gift Pack & Reds Nutcracker: Get the limited edition 2017 Reds nutcracker in the new Holiday Gift Pack that includes four ticket credits that can be used for any combination of 2017 regular season games, excluding Opening Day. Prices start as low as $40. Available online at or the Reds kiosks at the Kenwood Towne Centre and the Florence Mall.

Pick-6 Plan: Get an exclusive Eric Davis 30/30 dual bobblehead when you purchase the 2017 Reds Pick-6 Plan presented by McDonald’s®. Fans can pick ANY six regular season home games (excluding Opening Day) and also receive six free McDonald’s® Extra Value Meals®. This exclusive bobblehead commemorates the 30th anniversary of Davis becoming the first Red to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season in 1987. Available at or (513) 765-7500.

Reds Heads Kids Club Membership: Reds Heads Kids Club is the official fan club for Reds fans ages 3-12. The 2017 kit includes a backpack, jersey, bobblehead and exclusive merchandise plus members-only ballpark experiences like player autograph sessions. Available online at or the Reds kiosks at the Kenwood Towne Centre and the Florence Mall.

Reds Rookies Baby Fan Club Membership: Reds Rookies, the official baby club of the Reds, is drafting members up to three years old. As a member, babies receive a hooded towel, Gapper plush cuddle-up, picture frame, diaper bag tag plus a voucher for free Reds tickets. Available online at or the Reds kiosks at the Kenwood Towne Centre and the Florence Mall.

Club Red: Club Red is an exclusive club for Reds fans between the ages of 13-17. For only $10, members receive four tickets to a Reds game plus a club t-shirt. New for 2017: Unique volunteer opportunities to fulfill service hours. Membership is $10 and available online at or at Kenwood Towne Centre and Florence Mall.

Reds Gift Cards: The new Reds Gift Cards are the perfect option for your favorite Reds fan. Gift cards can be loaded with any denomination ($10 and up) and redeemed for Reds tickets, concessions and merchandise at Great American Ball Park:

Pete Rose Hit Collection: The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum’s “Pete Rose Hit Collection” fundraising campaign features 4,256 baseballs, each signed by Pete and stamped with the official Pete Rose Hit Collection logo and that baseball’s unique hit number. By purchasing a Hit Collection baseball, you become the owner of that hit and help support the Pete Rose sculpture project: or (513) 765-7923.

Reds Winter Gear: The Reds Team Shop at Great American Ball Park has the best selection of Reds apparel including cold weather gear such as jackets, sweaters, hoodies and many different styles of fun knit hats. The Team Shop is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: (513) 765-7950.

Reds Authentics: Game-used, one-of-a-kind, autographed and authenticated baseballs, bats, helmets and jerseys make great holiday gifts. Items can be purchased at

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum Membership: An annual membership to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum gives fans free museum admission, Redsfest passes, exclusive access to special events, batting cage passes, collectible gifts and more: or (513) 765-7923.

Upcoming events

Fairborn induction set for Jan. 14

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn High School Athletic Department will host its third Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony beginning with a 4:30 p.m. dinner on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 in the FHS Commons.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class consists of Ed McCloud (Class of 1964, Fairborn HS – Football/Baseball), Jackie (Smith) Whitaker (Class of 1981, Park Hills HS – Volleyball/Girls Basketball/Softball), Veasna Tith (Class of 1998, Fairborn HS – Boys Tennis), Fred J. Buschmeyer (Coach, Fairborn HS – Track & Field/Cross Country/Basketball) and the 1970 Boys Basketball District Championship team.

The official induction ceremony will take place at approximately 7 p.m. after the junior varsity boys basketball game and right before the scheduled 7:30 p.m. boys varsity game, at the Baker Memorial Fieldhouse, located at Baker Middle School, in Fairborn.

Xenia Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies set

XENIA — The 2016 class of inductees to the Xenia Hall of Fame will be introduced at the Jan. 13, 2017 Xenia High School boys varsity basketball game. This is the sixth class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class — consisting of William “Bill” Wilson (track, and cross country coach 1954-‘79), Dr. David Hazel (football, track, class of 1970), Erin Hawley (swimming, 2008), Kristi Cope Elsman (soccer, basketball, 1993), Nick Ungard (golf, basketball, 1952), Richard Bennett (educator, coach, civic leader, 2016); Shawn Thigpen (basketball, track, 1993), Steve Smith (wrestling, 1988) and the 1985-‘86 XHS wrestling team — will attend the induction ceremony, which is set for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 100 Country Club Drive. Any community member may attend. Call Gregg Cross at 937-372-5417 to make reservations by Dec. 23.

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