Sports Digest


High School

Xenia taking Hall nominations

XENIA — The Xenia Athletic Hall of Fame committee is now accepting nominations for its 2017 induction class. An individual, team, coach or a community contributor can be nominated. These nominations can be for those athletes, teams, coaches, and community contributors who were associated with Xenia Central, Xenia High School, Xenia East, and/or Spring Valley. Nominations will be considered from all eras. The last day for the committee to accept nominations will be April 26, 2017. Forms can be obtained by going to the Xenia Community Schools official website (, then to the Athletics link, and then to the Athletic Hall of Fame link. Call Gregg Cross at 937-372-5417 with any nomination questions.

Patriots win again

DAYTON — Stafford Stevens scored a team-best 27 points, and Eli Ramsey scored eight points and snared 10 rebounds, as Carroll’s boys basketball team upset No. 6 seeded Dayton Ponitz, 45-43, Saturday at University of Dayton Arena to claim the Division II sectional title. No individual statistics were reported by Ponitz. Carroll (12-12) will now face Cincinnati Taft in the district title game, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesda7, March 8 at UD Arena. After finishing last in the Greater Catholic League’s Co-Ed North division, the Patriots have defeated Dayton Meadowdale, third-seeded Kettering Alter and now Ponitz in the post season.

Bucs lose in overtime

CENTERVILLE — A free throw in the final seconds of overtime was the difference in Friday’s March 3, 73-72 win by Springfield over the Xenia Buccaneers in the boys basketball Dayton 1 Bracket sectional final at Centerville High School. No individual statistics were available for either team. Xenia finishes the season with a 17-8 overall record.

Indians lose to No. 2 Tri-Village

TROY — The Cedarville girls basketball team’s postseason run came to a halt, Saturday March 4 at Troy High School when undefeated New Madison Tri-Village handed them a 49-42 loss. Tri-Village is now 23-0. Cedarville’s season ends with the Ohio Heritage Conference South Division title, a sectional championship and a 20-4 record. No individual game statistics were reported from Saturday’s game.

Beavers bested by West

SHARONVILLE — Beavercreek’s girls basketball team fell Saturday, March 4 to Greater Miami Conference champion West Chester Lakota West, 53-51, at Princeton High School. No individual statistics were reported by either school. Lakota West, the state’s No. 2-ranked team in the final regular season Associated Press poll, now has a 24-2 record. Beavercreek ends its season at 17-9.

Upcoming events

Beavercreek Fastpitch signups

BEAVERCREEK — Signups for the 2017 Beavercreek Fastpitch softball season continue, with practice for 8U, 10U and 12U leagues set to begin in April.Registration forms were sent home with Beavercreek students in first through fifth grade. Middle school and high school students can still obtain registration forms in their school offices. Forms can also be found online at: . Go to the Handout tab for the registration form.

Practice for Beavercreek Fastpitch 14U and 18U league teams will begin after the scholastic softball season has ended, in approximately mid-May.

Shamrock 5K set March 11

SPRINGFIELD — The Shamrock 5-Kilometer run, set for Saturday, March 11 at Buck Creek Reservoir, 1901 Buck Creek Lane in Springfield, is donating a portion of their entry fees to the family of Carly DeLong, a Catholic Central High School freshman who has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Registration can be done online before March 8 at Cost is $20 for preregistered students, $25 on race day, $25 for preregistered adults ($30 race day). Fans and friends can donate to #COURAGEFORCARLY without running the race. For more details, send email to: [email protected].

Clodbusters meeting March 12

GREENE COUNTY — The Clodbuster Base Ball Club was formed 28 years ago to demonstrate and enjoy the early years of the great American game of base ball. The team will play the game according to the rules of 1860 and dress in “uniforms” that would be appropriate for a farm community club in Ohio in the early 1860s. Matches are scheduled with other “vintage” clubs from around the area during the summer, and often participate in festivals and tournaments. Players range in age from their mid-20s to their late-50s, with some scorers, umpires, and historical interpreters still active into their early 70s.

The meeting will be 1 p.m. March 12 to learn more about the Clodbuster Base Ball Club. For additional information or if you have questions, please send an email to [email protected].

Beavercreek adult softball

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department is currently accepting registrations for Summer Adult Softball for coed and men’s teams.

For fees and times contact the parks department. The league fees include team sanctioning, softballs, umpire fees, and awards. The season runs from April 17 to July 25 with all games played at Rotary Park. Contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department at 937-427-5514 or email [email protected] for league information and availability. View all activities at city website,

Lions Club signups online

BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook Lions Club would like to announce registrations for the Summer Baseball, Softball and T-ball programs for children ages 6-15. Parents may register their children by visiting the Lion’s Club sports website at

The program will begin with practices in the month of April, with games beginning in May. Softball practice will begin in May, with games ending in mid July.

Tai Chi classes offered

BEAVERCREEK — Improve your health, balance and manage stress by enrolling in Beginning Tai Chi for Health and Wellness class offered by Beavercreek Parks, Recreation & Culture. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that, today is practiced as a graceful form of exercise. It involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing.

Class is scheduled for Wednesdays, April 5 – May 13, 6-7 p.m. at C. I. Beaver Hall, 3696 Highmont Street. Fee is $45 for residents; $52 for non-residents.

Contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation and Culture Department at 427-5514, email [email protected] for more information. View all activities at City website

Greene County News

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