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Buccaneers nab road win

PIQUA — Xenia battled to a 54-42 win over Piqua on Wednesday. The Buccaneers (3-10, 2-5 Greater Western Ohio Conference, American South) started the game on a 23-8 run, but battled foul trouble. After Piqua’s leading scorer, Lily Stewart, hit a 40-footer at the third-quarter buzzer to cut the score to 38-33, the Buccaneer defense — powered by first-time starter Adri Winston and Victoria Rady — outscored Piqua, 16-9, in the fourth quarter.

Jada Wallace led the Bucs with 14 points, 11 rebounds and five steals, while Trinity Morton-Nooks had 13 points and six rebounds. Astella Welsh controlled the game with 10 points, nine rebounds, nine assists and six steals. Lauren Williams led the Indians (2-10 0-7 GWOC American North) with 14 points. The Bucs return home with a varsity-only game at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Xenia then has a quick turnaround, hosting Greenville at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.

Skyhawks fall to Tippecanoe

TIPP CITY — Fairborn fell 61-21, Wednesday, at Tippecanoe High School. The Skyhawks fall to 5-8 overall, 3-4 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s American South division. Khala Powell had a team-high eight points and Chloe Johnson scored six. Fairborn’s next game is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sidney.

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.

Upcoming events

SW Classic this weekend

CINCINNATI — The 34th annual Southwest Ohio High School Swimming and Diving Classic will take place Jan. 14-15 at several locations throughout SW Ohio. Approximately 2,650 swimmers and 150 divers are scheduled to compete in this year’s classic.

Bellbrook’s Cody Bybee and John Sampson, Carroll’s Dominic Harry, Xenia’s Hank Siefert and Xenia Legacy Christian’s Eric Knowles are among the contenders on the boys side. Among the top girls competitors are the Greene County area’s Abbey Duncan of Beavercreek, Carroll’s Claire Farrell and Olivia Chick of Yellow Springs.

Diving preliminaries will be held Jan. 14 at Miami University, Mason, Milford and Trotwood-Madison High Schools, with the finals set Jan. 15 at the University of Cincinnati. The swimming prelims will be held Jan. 14 at Countryside YMCA, the Dayton Raider Aquatic Center in Beavercreek, Miami University’s A&B pools, Mason, Milford, Cincinnati Princeton, and Trotwood-Madison High Schools, and the West Carrollton YMCA. The swimming finals will take place Jan. 15 in the Keating Natatorium at Cincinnati’s St. Xavier High School.

Fairborn induction set

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 Saturday, Jan. 14 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 Hall of Fame ceremony

XENIA — The 2016 class of inductees to the Xenia Hall of Fame will be introduced at the Jan. 13 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.

JYSB registrations start

JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Youth Softball and Baseball organization (JYSB) will hold registration opportunities for the upcoming 2017 season from Jan. 11 through Feb. 15 for all leagues. A new division, Ram-Ball, will be offered as a way to create interest in baseball and softball for youngsters ages 3 and 4. Late registration will run through March 3, but includes an additional late fee.

Costs are as follows: Ram-Ball (co-ed, ages 3-4) $35; T-Ball (co-ed ages 5-6) $75; 8U Coach Pitch (ages 7-8), 10U (ages 9-10), 12U (ages 11-12), and 15U (separate from OHSAA, season begins after the high school season ends) $75.

Opening Day is April 29. Coaches and volunteers in any capacity are always needed. More information can be found at Email questions to [email protected] or call Chris Reynolds at 937-935-5012.

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