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Bulldogs defeat Middletown Christian

YELLOW SPRINGS — James Browning scored a game-high 21 points to go with a game-high nine rebounds, Andrew Clark and Tony Marinelli scored 10 points each, Augie Knenemeyer and Joe Plumer both tossed in six points, and Trey Anderson came off the bench to add four, in Yellow Springs’ 57-50 boys basketball win Jan. 24 over Metro Buckeye Conference foe Middletown Christian.

Jarod Hamlin led the Eagles with 14 points and eight rebounds.

Yellow Springs (3-13, 1-6 MBC) next plays at North Lewisburg Triad at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 28.

‘Jacks jolt Carroll

RIVERSIDE — Visiting Oakwood outscored the Carroll Patriots boys basketball team in every quarter, but the last one. By then, the Lumberjacks were already ahead by 18 points, in a 63-47 Jan. 24 win. Eli Ramsey led Carroll (6-9) with a 17-point, nine-rebound effort, and T.K. Robinson was next with seven points. There were no individual statistics available for Oakwood.

Carroll plays at Hamilton Badin at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 27.

Fairborn defeats Piqua

PIQUA — Visiting Fairborn won its fifth game in its last six with a 75-48 boys basketball win over Piqua, Jan. 24. No individual statistics were available for either team. The Skyhawks (8-7, 6-3 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s American South) play back in the Baker Memorial Fieldhouse, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. That’s when they’ll host the Greenville Green Wave.

Beavercreek beaten

BEAVERCREEK — The host Beavercreek Beavers boys basketball team charged out to a 37-30 halftime lead over a strong Dayton Dunbar team. The Wolverines responded in the second half by putting up 51 points in a Jan. 24 81-63 Dunbar win.

Peyton Young led Beavercreek with 20 points scored, Jon Alessandro was close behind with 19 and Cedric Baldwin tossed in 10 points in the nonleague loss. Now 7-8 overall, Beavercreek returns to Greater Western Ohio Conference National East play. They’re at Vandalia Butler for a 7:30 p.m. game Friday, Jan. 27.

Xenia bests Butler

XENIA — Samari Curtis reached the 30-point plateau for the third time this season, Ricky Williams tossed in 20 points to go with eight assists, and the Xenia Buccaneers defeated Vandalia Butler, 72-62, on Jan. 24. Meechi Harris and Kobe Huglett scored eight each for the Bucs.

Curtis, who currently leads the Greater Western Ohio Conference in scoring with a 25.3 points per game average, scored 30 points in the win. The sophomore guard has also had 30-point games against West Carrollton (Dec. 17, 30 points) and Riverside Stebbins (Dec. 9, 31 points) this season.

Xenia (9-5, 5-4 GWOC American South) is at Troy at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27.

Upcoming events

Reds Caravan here Saturday

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 Saturday, 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.

Rowing program Feb. 1

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 registration under way

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.

Send all your Greene County area sports information to: [email protected].

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