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Fairborn beats Piqua

FAIRBORN — Jana Brown-Griffith came off the bench to score a game-high 12 points, while fellow non-starter Evelyn Oktavec finished with 11 in Fairborn’s 40-28 win, Jan. 21 in the Baker Memorial Fieldhouse. Brown-Griffith actually turned in a double-double, finishing with 12 rebounds.

Fairborn (6-9 overall, 4-5 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s American South) hosted Dayton Chaminade Julienne on Jan. 23. They are at Greenville for a 7:30 p.m. contest on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Carroll wins on the road

CINCINNATI — State-ranked Carroll rolled out to a solid 35-19 lead at the break, and cruised to the Jan. 21 61-43 win over host McNicholas. Amanda Schroeder led all scorers — and rebounders — with 22 points and 14 boards. Ellie Rumme finished with 15 points and Morgan King added another 14 in the win.

Carroll, ranked No. 3 in the most recent Associated Press Division II state girls basketball poll, hosted Tipp City Tippecanoe on Monday. They now have a week off before returning to GCL Co-Ed action when they’ll host Hamilton Badin at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28.

Bulldogs hang on for win

YELLOW SPRINGS — Yellow Springs jumped out to a solid 41-21 lead over visiting Mechanicsburg, then held on for dear life to manage a 69-67 non-league win on Jan. 21. Mechanicsburg outscored the Bulldogs 46-28 in the second half.

Andrew Clark led Yellow Springs with 24 points scored, while James Browning and Tony Marinelli both finished with 12. No individual statistics were available for Mechanicsburg. Yellow Springs (2-13, 0-6 Metro Buckeye Conference) is back in MBC action tonight, Jan. 24, when they’ll host Middletown Christian for a 7 p.m. game.

Aviators zap Xenia

VANDALIA — If you look at the first and fourth quarters, Xenia hung right with Butler and outscored the Aviators, 25-23, in that span. But those two middle quarters were the difference. Host Vandalia outscored the Buccaneers, 26-9, in the second and third quarters to roll to a 49-34 win Jan. 21. Xenia is now 5-11 overall, 3-6 in the GWOC American South. They host Troy at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25.

Xenia wins over Shawnee

SPRINGFIELD — Samari Curtis led everyone in scoring by dropping 24 points once again (see below), and Xenia matched its longest winning streak of the season, at three, with a Jan. 21 68-47 win over Springfield Shawnee. Kobe Hughlett scored 12 points, while Teandre’ Adams and Ricky Williams scored nine apiece. No statistics were available for Shawnee.

Xenia (8-5, 4-4 Greater Western Ohio Conference, American South) hosts Vandalia Butler at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Jan. 24.

Golden Eagles Tipped

BELLBROOK — Nathan Cordonnier scored a game-high 18 points, but visiting Tipp City Tippecanoe came out on top in the Jan. 21 game, 46-39. Cordonnier also led everybody in rebounds, with seven. Bellbrook, now 4-8 overall, is back in Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division action at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27 when they’ll play at Franklin.

Beavers fend off Vikings

MIAMISBURG — Beavercreek rallied from a 14-9 first-quarter deficit to claim Friday’s Jan. 20 Greater Western Ohio Conference battle, 56-54.

Peyton Young scored a game-high 18 points, Cedric Baldwins added 17 and Jon Alessandro scored 10 for the Battlin’ Beavers (7-7, 4-4 GWOC East). Beavercreek plays host to Dayton Dunbar at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24 for their next game. Kort Justice came off the bench to lead Miamisburg with a 14-point effort.

Falcons rally past Carroll

MIDDLETOWN — Fenwick outscored visiting Carroll, 14-9, in the final eight minutes of play to claim a 38-37 boys basketball win Jan. 20. Eli Ramsey led the Patriots (6-8, 0-5 Greater Catholic League Co-Ed North) with 13 points, but was the only Carroll player to get into double-figure scoring. Fenwick’s David Luers led all scorers with 16.

Carroll is back in action today, Jan. 24 with a 7:30 p.m. home game against Oakwood.

Troy Christian bests Yellow Springs

YELLOW SPRINGS — The host Bulldogs held a two-point lead at halftime, but Troy Christian outscored Yellow Springs 45-31 in the second half for a 73-61 Eagles win. Yellow Springs senior Joe Plumer shared high scoring honors with Troy’s James Anderson, both finished with 21 points, and Anderson also led everybody in rebounds with 12.

Other top scorers for Yellow Springs were: Tony Marinelli (13 points); James Browning (10) and Andrew Clark (nine).

Bucs win in Greenville

GREENVILLE — Xenia’s Samari Curtis shared high scoring honors with Greenville’s Aaron Rich with 24 points, but the Buccaneers outscored the Green Wave 40-30 in the second half to escape with a 68-65 win on Jan. 20. Curtis also led the Bucs with seven rebounds and tied with Ricky Williams in assists with six. Meechi Harris (18) and Teandre’ Adams (15) also finished with double-figure scoring in the win.

Rich led everyone in rebounding as well, with 13, Peter Pandey finished with 21 points scored and Isaiah Gable scored 17 points while dragging down 10 rebounds in the loss.

Yellow Jackets defeat Fairborn

FAIRBORN — Andre Gordon scored 21 points and Isaiah Bowser scored 20 to lead Sidney to 68-57 win Jan. 20 over Fairborn. There were no individual statistics available for the Skyhawks, who are now 7-7 overall, 5-3 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s American South. Fairborn’s next schedule game is at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Jan. 24 at Piqua.

Stebbins edges Fairborn

FAIRBORN — Four Fairborn boys bowlers turned in 300-plus series, but Riverside Stebbins still managed to win by 34 pins — 2,063 to 2,029 — Jan. 20 in a Greater Western Ohio Conference matchup. J.T. Cherpeski led Fairborn with a 360 two-game series, Montanna Robinson was next with a 259, Stephen Spahr tossed a 354 series, and James Lewis III rolled a 326. The Skyhawks (2-5, 2-4 in the GWOC American South) host Piqua at 4 p.m. today, Jan. 24 at Bowl 10 Lanes in Fairborn.

Middle School

Ram wrestlers 10th

MECHANICSBURG — The Greeneview Jr. High wrestling team traveled to Mechanicsburg on Saturday to compete in a 25-team tournament. All six wrestlers had wins to contribute to the overall team score. The Rams finished in 10th place with a score of 87.5 points. Ellie Harlow was 1-3 on the weekend. Hunter Anderson was 2-2 with a pin. Caleb Allen recorded two wins by pin and finished eighth. Aidan Swayne had three wins, two by pin, and placed fourth. Ian Henry and Teagan Hendricks both went undefeated as they claimed individual championships. All of Ian’s wins came by pin. Teagan also recorded his 50th win.


Nine in a row for Lady Marauders

WILBERFORCE — Playing in a soldout Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium, the Central State women’s basketball team extended their winning streak to nine games with a 69-57 victory over rival Kentucky State on Jan. 21.

Mustafa Notter led the Lady Marauders with 15 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots. Ghameerah McCullers also scored 15 on the night. Rhani Bell finished with 14 points and Falon Edwards scored 11 points as Central State improved to 12-5 overall. Improving to 7-2 in conference play, CSU maintains its lead in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s West Division.

KSU was paced by Erin Spencer’s 12 points and 10 rebounds. The loss snapped KSU’S three game winning streak. The Thorobrettes currently stand at 7-9 on the season with a 4-5 ledger in SIAC play.

The Lady Marauders are off until Feb. 2 when they welcome Lane College to Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium.

CSU men score often in win

WILBERFORCE – The Central State Marauders had their best offensive output in over four years with Saturday night’s 118-80 win over rival Kentucky State.

Taking on the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s best offense in Kentucky State, the Marauders showed their own scoring capabilities throughout the game.

KSU had no answer for CSU’s Dwight Richard, Jr., who finished with a season-high 31 points and nine rebounds. The junior from Fort Wayne, Ind. was 8 for 16 from the field and made all 10 freethrow attempts. Jermaine Crowder and Markese McGuire scored 14 points each. Jeremy Brown recorded 11 points and eight rebounds. Robert Konteh also had 11 points to go along with seven rebounds.

With the win, the Marauders improve to 7-12 overall and 4-6 in SIAC play.

Julius Barton led the Thorobreds with 24 points and seven rebounds. The loss drops KSU to 6-11 overall, 5-5 in conference play.

Central State will make the short trip to play Cedarville University at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Jan. 24.

Ursuline nips Yellow Jackets

CEDARVILLE — Ursuline’s Brigan Wymer scored a go-ahead three-pointer with 1:42 left, and teammate hit a free throw with one second left for the game’s final 70-68 margin, Jan. 21 at Cedarville University’s Callan Athletic Center.

The Yellow Jackets’ Baylee Bennett led all scorers with 29 points, and Cedarville teammate Kaitlyn Holm finished with 14. Cedarville is now 9-8 overall, 3-3 in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

Sports scores/news wanted

GREENE COUNTY — The Xenia Daily Gazette, Fairborn Daily Herald and Beavercreek News-Current staff need coaches, scorekeepers and/or a dedicated parent for each sports team in Greene County to provide game scores daily. 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

Marauders-Yellow Jackets on GCSN

The Gem City Sports Network will be broadcast the men’s basketball game between the Central State Marauders and the Cedarville Yellow Jackets. Game time is 7:30 p.m. tonight, Jan. 24, at the Callan Athletic Center on the Cedarville University campus.

The direct link to the game will be and will be available on demand, on our website, at

Rowing indoor program

DAYTON — The Dayton Boat Club is offering a two-month indoor rowing program this winter for adults looking to burn calories, build strength and endurance, meet new friends, and learn the mechanics of the sport of rowing from professional coaches and experienced rowers.

The program starts with two sessions of instruction 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, and 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Downtown Dayton YMCA, 316 N. Wilkinson St. To register or to request more information, fill out the online form at

JYSB registrations start

JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Youth Softball and Baseball organization 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.

Reds Caravan Jan. 28

CINCINNATI — The 2017 Cincinnati Reds Caravan will make a stop in Dayton from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Museum of the United States Air Force on Jan. 28, as part of the caravan’s North Tour.

At each of the 17 fan stops, the groups will field questions and sign autographs while time allows. All Caravan fan stops are free and open to the public, and at each fan stop the Reds will raffle two tickets to the 2017 Opening Day game on Monday, April 3 (4:10 pm) vs. the Philadelphia Phillies.

Please send your Greene County area sports information to: [email protected].

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