Sports Digest


High School

Skyhawks fall to Springboro

FAIRBORN — Fairborn lost a tough softball game, 3-2, Wednesday against Springboro. The ‘Hawks had the lead in the fourth inning, but couldn’t hold on. The only three hits came from sophomore Sophia Ceyler, senior Taylor Rice and freshman Destiny Ferrigno. Rice threw eight strikeouts in the loss.

Fairborn defeats Tecumseh

NEW CARLISLE — The Fairborn Skyhawks earned their first win at the new George Winkhouse Stadium, Wednesday, March 29 against the host Tecumseh Arrows. The Skyhawks run-ruled the Arrows 10-0 in five innings. Andrew Trickett threw a complete-game three-hit shutout. He was backed up with great defense. Offensively, the Skyhawks were led by Jacob Webb who went 2-for-2 with a double, RBI, and three runs scored. Ryan Profitt went 2-for-2 with an RBI double, and three runs scored, and Damian Burnett hit a two-RBI single to finish the game.

The Skyhawks (2-1) play at Springboro on Friday.

‘Hawks edge Woodridge

FAIRBORN — Fairborn’s baseball team had solid pitching from Jon Fields who went five innings, and reliever Luke Crowley closed the door to earn the save in Tuesday’s March 28, 3-1 win. Will Coleman went 1 for 2, with an RBI.

Beavers fall at Elder

CINCINNATI — Parker Mikesch bashed 15 kills and had two aces, Noah Buell recorded 29 assists to go with two service aces, Luke Kleinfeld had 13 digs while Alan Fullenkamp and Zach Lohner each came up with two blocks in Beavercreek’s 26-28, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22 road loss to Cincinnati Elder on Tuesday, March 28. Beavercreek is now (2-1), while Elder remains undefeated at 3-0.

Fairborn swept in Germantown

GERMANTOWN — Despite more improvement on the courts, the scoreboard was still unkind to the inexperienced Skyhawks as they fell 5-0 to the hosts.

The closest match of the night was at No. 1 singles, where Tyler Fillback dropped a 2-6, 4-6 decision.

At No. 2 singles, Titus Smith looked to add his second win of the season, but he ran up against a very tough match, and he fell 0-6, 0-6.

Harry Huynh played at No. 3 singles, his third different position in three matches. He too fell 0-6, 0-6.

At No. 1 doubles, it was Eli Smith pairing up with Heidi Wahlstrom, and while they both had some strong moments, they ended up on the wrong side of a 0-6, 1-6 score.

Making their varsity debut at No. 2 doubles were Corynn Spahr and Shayla Murray. They quickly found out the difference between a JV team and a strong team. They lost 0-6, 0-6 to complete the match. Fairborn (0-3) played at Troy on Thursday.

Middle School

Columbia wins opener

FAIRBORN — In their home opener, Fairborn Columbia defeated Miamisburg, 7-5. Fairborn’s offense was led by Hunter “Pudge” Warner who was 2-for-3 with a double, a sacrifice fly, two RBI and a run scored. Nate Fasnacht went 2-for-4 and scored a run. Cohen Bowman had a double and an RBI. Blake Huffman singled with a walk, scoring twice and getting an RBI. Defensively, the team played very well, committing one error and executing two defensive rundowns. The pitchers gave up only four hits, but showed some off-season rust by allowing 10 free passes. Cameron Cotterman, Matt Cox and Blake Huffman combined for seven innings of five-run baseball giving up four hits, eight walks, two hit batters, and eight strikeouts.


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.

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 . You can find the entire Dynamo regular season schedule at:

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

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