Sports Digest


High School

Skyhawks fall to Miamisburg

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Skyhawks dropped their home opener, 5-2, Monday against Miamisburg. Miamisburg pitcher Ryan Slaughenhapt pitched a complete game.

Beavercreek wins two

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek’s boys volleyball team claimed a pair of wins on Saturday. The Beavers defeated Stow-Munroe Falls 25-10, 25-12. Parker Mikesch recorded nine kills, Noah Buell had 14 assists, Alan Fullenkamp and Michael Abbitt each had two blocks, Buell and Mikesch each had a pair of service aces and Buell also came up with four digs in the Beavers’ season opening win.

In the second contest, Beavercreek defeated Pickerington North, 25-13, 25-15. Mikesch had nine more kills to go with two blocks, five aces and five digs, Buell had 12 assists, and Ricky Le also had five digs, in the win. Beavercreek (2-0) played Cincinnati Elder on Tuesday. Stow-Munroe Falls has a 1-1 record while Pickerington North slips to 0-2.

Fairborn falls to Wayne

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Skyhawks opened the home portion of their boys tennis schedule on Monday night as they hosted their GWOC rivals from Huber Heights, the Wayne Warriors. The Skyhawks were playing their second match, but their first at full strength. While they showed improvement, and got their first individual win of the season, they still dropped a 4-1 decision to the Warriors.

Tyler Fillback stepped into the No. 1 singles position and dropped a 1-6, 1-6 decision.

Eli Smith made his varsity debut at No. 2 singles and lost 0-6, 0-6.

Eli’s cousin, Titus Smith, came away with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 3 singles.

After playing singles against Trotwood-Madison earlier in the week, Dylan Uptgraft and Harry Huynh moved to the No. 1 doubles spot, but lost by an 0-6, 0-6 score.

At No. 2 doubles, Heidi Wahlstrom and Mary Shaw fell 1-6, 0-6 to finish off the 4-1 win for Wayne.

Shayla Murray and Corynn Spahr made their debuts in a junior varsity doubles match, and made a good showing for their first time playing together. Their 1-8 score did not tell the whole story in how well they played against a pair of more experienced players from Wayne.

The loss drops the Skyhawks to 0-2 overall.

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. 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.


Pfeffer Player of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS — Wright State senior second baseman Libby Pfeffer has been selected as the Horizon League Softball Player of the Week for the week ending March 26, it was announced Monday by the league office.

Pfeffer (Clayton Northmont) hit .529 (9 for 17) in five games last week, including five doubles, with seven RBI and four runs scored. In a 4-3 win at Dayton on March 21, she was two-for-three with two doubles, two RBI and a run scored and also made a game-saving play for the final out.

On the season, Pfeffer is hitting a team-best .450 with 11 RBI and 11 runs scored along with seven doubles.

Wright State (6-15, 1-2 Horizon) is on the road for four games this week, starting with a 5:00 single contest at Ohio State on Wednesday, March 29.

Central State Auxiliary Corps holding clinics, auditions

WILBERFORCE — The Central State University Auxiliary Corps will hold clinics and auditions for their cheerleading, mascot, dancers, color guard/flags, majorettes (baton) and banner girls in April. CSU is seeking individuals who will excel in academics, set high standards of character and behavior for the student body, as well as represent the student body as entertaining squads, stimulate school spirit, grow, bond and unite in spirit as a team.

Out of area candidates who are interested in auditioning, housing and meal accommodations can be arranged for a minimal fee of $100. Visit for details on how to acquire and fill out the required paperwork.

For further information, please contact Sylvia Kelley at: [email protected].

Upcoming events

Learn to Play Pickleball

BEAVERCREEK — Join the Beavercreek Parks Department for A Learn to Play Pickleball program from 10:30-12 p.m., or 6-7:30 p.m., on Tuesday, April 4, at Dominick Lofino Park, 640 Grange Hall Road.

Experienced pickleballers will be present to teach beginners how to play. This free program is “drop in” to learn and try it out. Equipment will be available for those who do not have their own. All ages are welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult). Contact the Beavercreek Parks Department for more information at 937-427-5514 or email [email protected]. Visit the city website to view all activities.

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.

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 league 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

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 for additional information about the program.

CSU Youth Football Camp, June 15

WILBERFORCE — The annual Central State University Youth Skills Football Camp will take place Thursday, June 15 on the CSU campus. The Central State University Department of Athletics is committed to providing an exceptional camp experience for campers of all ages and skill levels. Campers will have the opportunity to learn more about the sport of football from CSU coaches & players while improving their skills. All participants are encouraged to register for the camp online at .

The camp is open to youth ages 7-15. Cost is $30 per individual. Registration deadline is June 12, but walk-up registration will be welcomed on the day of the camp.

Camp Schedule




11:30 a.m. — FINAL REMARKS

12:30 p.m. — DISMISSAL


UPBL seeks players, sponsors

PHOENIX — The National Urban Professional Baseball League will be launching four new Urban Baseball League teams in the spring of 2018. The league is open to baseball players 17 years old and older who have baseball talent, the participants will be paid. We will offer an eight week fall league in Arizona, September through October 2017, tryouts for the teams will start in May of 2017. All baseball players interested in trying out for a team should visit our website for registration information at or call (773) 517-2175.

The league is also looking to identify a potential sponsor for the NUPBL reaching out to corporations, businesses and community leaders for sponsorship. All interested sponsors should also call the league at (773) 517-2175.

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

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