Sports Digest


High School

Greeneview netters nipped twice

JAMESTOWN —The Greeneview Rams boys tennis team lost a pair of narrow 3-2 losses on Monday and Tuesday. The Rams fell to visiting Xenia Legacy Christian on Monday, with the doubles teams of Noah Rogers-Mitchell Link and Mas Link-Darian England claiming straight-set wins against the Knights.

In Tuesday’s action, Will Irvin claimed a first singles win 6-4, 6-4 over Springfield Northwestern’s Jake Boop. Rogers and Nick Smith teamed up for a tough 7-5, 4-6, 10-7 win (the third set was played to a tiebreaker because the match had already been determined) over Camon Smyzek and Nathan Wildofsky.

Beavers bash Centerville

BEAVERCREEK — Parker Mickesch recorded 14 kills to go with three service aces and 25 digs, and teammate Noah Buell came up with 30 assists and three blocks as Beavercreek handed rival Centerville a 21-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-23 loss, on Tuesday, April 4. Beavercreek is now 4-1 this season while Centerville falls to 3-3.

Xenia claims win over Piqua

XENIA — Dorien Morris and Zane Cukovecki claimed straight-set wins at second and third singles, respectively. And the doubles teams of Chris Brodsky-Michael Graham and Spencer Titus-Aaron Harrison each claimed 6-0, 6-0 wins, and top singles player Kenneth Klontz almost won before falling in a tough three-set match, Tuesday, April 4, as the Xenia High Buccaneers claimed a 4-1 win over Piqua. It was Xenia’s first win of the young season.

Xenia (1-4, 1-0 Greater Western Ohio Conference) is scheduled to play next at Greenville. That match is set for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 6.

Skyhawks tipped by Tippecanoe

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn boys tennis team hosted Tippecanoe, and while they got a very close match at the No. 1 singles spot, the team overall continued to struggle in a 5-0 loss.

Tyler Fillback played by far his best match of the year, and fell just short in a 5-7 first set battle against Tipp’s Colin Achtberg. The second set was every bit as hard fought although the score wasn’t quite as close, as Fillback dropped the set and the match 3-6.

The remainder of the match scores were not that close, unfortunately for the Skyhawks.

Harry Huynh fell 1-6, 0-6 at No. 2 singles and Dylan Uptgraft was 0-6 and 0-6 at the No. 3 singles spot.

Eli and Titus Smith fell 0-6 and 0-6 at the No. 1 doubles spot while Heidi Wahlstrom and Shayla Murray fell by the same score at the second doubles position.

Fairborn is home on Wednesday, April 6 to Springfield, followed by home matches with Sidney and then Stebbins on Friday afternoon.

Fairborn girls 13th at Wayne Relays

HUBER HEIGHTS — The Fairborn girls track team competed at the Wayne Relays on Tuesday, April 4. They placed 13th overall, out of 19 teams, with 20 points. High jump placed sixth, with Kyla Secrest and Naya Frasier jumping in this event. Triple jump came in fourth place, with Tysonna Jones and Miyu Williams jumping. Discus placed second, with Chynna Spitler and Courtney Lawson throwing. Then, Hammer Throw placed fifth with Chynna Spitler and Joy Ojala throwing.

Buccaneers claim 15-5 win over Stebbins

XENIA — The Xenia High School girls softball team claimed a 15-5 run-ruled win over Riverside Stebbins on Tuesday, April 4. No individual statistics were reported. Xenia is now 3-3 overall, 2-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s American South division. They host Sidney next for a 5 p.m. game on Friday, April 7.

Greeneview hiring coaches

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview is now accepting applications for the positions of Head Girls Varsity Volleyball Coach, and High School Cheerleading Coach. Send resume and letter of interest to Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at [email protected] We hope to begin interviewing when we return from spring break the week of April 3.

Carroll Football Letterman Club holds mulch sale fundraiser

RIVERSIDE — The Carroll Football Letterman Club is holding a mulch sale to benefit the Carroll football program. Orders are due April 19 for mulch bags that will be home-delivered or picked up at Carroll High School ON April 29. The cost is $4 per bag for premium hardwood mulch in 2-cubic-foot bags.

The Carroll Football Letterman Club is a group of former players from all graduating years who promote leadership in the current team. In addition to hosting educational events, the Letterman Club provides financial assistance for projects such as the current renovation of the locker room. For more information or to obtain an order form, visit

Middle School

Columbia beats Baker

FAIRBORN — In a battle of Fairborn Middle Schools, Columbia defeated Baker by a 12-2 score in Tuesday’s April 4 baseball game.

Columbia collected 10 hits. Liam Sietz led the way going 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI. Cameron Cotterman was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI. Austin Warner had a double and two walks. Blake Huffman smacked two singles and had two RBI. Nate Fasnacht, Spencer George, DeQuan Harrell all added singles. For Navy, Matt Rogolinski and Gage Carter each had singles.

DeQuan Harrell pitched three innings giving up one unearned run. Josh Benge pitched two innings giving up one unearned run for Columbia.

Matt Rogalinski made a diving snag at shortstop, and Tyler Tomera made a very nice over-the-shoulder diving catch of a soft liner at shortstop for Navy. George turned an unassisted double play in a hard line drive to third base with the bases loaded for Columbia. Both teams played well in the field.

Columbia’s next game is Thursday at Kettering. Navy will play Thursday at home versus Mad River.

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