Lovely MSC Player of the Week
PORTSMOUTH — Ashton Lovely (Jamestown Greeneview) was named Mid-South Conference Player of the Week for the first time both this season and in her career last month.
Lovely was the Bears’ leading scorer as Shawnee State won a pair of top-20 games to clinch a share of the Mid-South Conference Regular Season Championship, the third in program history. The sophomore guard has spent most of the season as a bench player due to injury, after winning MSC Freshman of the Year last season.
The award is the first for Ashton Lovely both this season and in her career, and the fourth for a Shawnee State player this season. Senior center Jonessa Moore captured the other three.
Lovely and the Bears won the Mid-South Conference women’s basketball tournament, and received an automatic berth into the NAIA Division II national basketball tournament earlier this month.
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 (http://www.xenia.k12.oh.us/), 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.
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: http://www.eteamz.com/neavercreekfastpitch/ . 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.
Clodbusters meeting Sunday
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].
Shamrock 5K set Saturday
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 https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Springfield/CatholicCentralBoosters5KShamrockRunWalk1MileFunRunWalk. 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].
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, www.beavercreekohio.gov.
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 www.bellbrooklionssports.org.
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 www.beavercreekohio.gov.
Team seeks elite player
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Elite – Slack 11U baseball program is looking to add one player to round out its 2017 roster. The team is based out of Central Ohio and plays a very competitive statewide schedule beginning April 1. Anyone interested may contact Jason Slack at 614-419-5401 to set up a tryout, or visit www.ohioelitebaseball.com for additional information about the program
Dynamo announce schedule
DAYTON — Dayton Dynamo FC, of the National Premier Soccer League, will play 10 home matches. Six of these will be NPSL regular season matches, all against Midwest East Conference opponents. The four other home dates will be exhibition matches, including one against FC Cincinnati of the United Soccer League.
Season tickets packages are currently on sale through the DaytonDynamo.com . You can find the entire Dynamo regular season schedule at: http://xeniagazette.com/sports/16322/dayton-dynamo-announce-2017-soccer-schedule .