Sports Digest


Haller named Tennis Player of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS — Wright State junior Karoline Haller has been selected as the Horizon League Women’s Tennis Player of the Week for the week ending April 23, it was announced Tuesday by the league office.

Haller (Bekkestua, Norway) helped lead the Raiders to a 4-3 win at Northern Kentucky on April 21, a victory that clinched a spot in this week’s Horizon League Tournament for WSU. She posted a 6-3, 6-3 win at No. 1 singles over Margita Sunjic, handing Sunjic her first loss in league play this season.

Haller also teamed with Linsey Verstrepen to win 6-3 at No. 2 doubles.

On the season, Haller has recorded 13 singles wins, including decisions over Butler, Ball State, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Cleveland State, Valparaiso, Detroit Mercy and Oakland along with NKU. She also has 20 doubles wins, including Dayton, Butler, Ball State, Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Toledo, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Cleveland State and UIC.

For her career, Haller currently ranks 10th on the Raider all-time win list in singles with 60 and is just outside of the top 10 in doubles wins (56) and overall wins (116).

Wright State (14-13, 4-5 Horizon) opens Horizon League Tournament play at 3 p.m. Friday, April 28. The No. 6-seed Raiders face third seeded University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) in the opening round at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Beavercreek beats the Elks

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek’s boys volleyball team defeated rival Centerville by a 25-18, 25-20, 25-17 score on April 25. Zach Lohner had eight kills and seven blocks, Noah Buell had 21 assists, Michael Abbitt recorded eight kills and four service aces, and Parker Mikesch also had eight kills, to go with 15 digs. Beavercreek is now 12-3 this season. Centerville falls to 6-5.

Rams edge Catholic Central

SPRINGFIELD — A win at third singles and a sweep of both doubles contests enabled Greeneview to claim a 3-2 boys tennis team win, April 25, over Springfield Catholic Central.

SINGLES: 1. Brougher (Catholic Central) def. Irvin 6-1, 6-1; 2. Kelly (Catholic Central) def. McComas 6-1, 6-0; 3. Hoepfl (Greeneview) def. J. Kavanaugh 6-4, 7-6 (9-7).

DOUBLES: 1. Smith/Rogers (Greeneview) def. Woeber/Showlin 6-1, 6-2; 2. Link/Hovan (Greeneview) def. Weber/Hanna 6-1, 6-1.

Greeneview frosh bash Skyhawks

FAIRBORN — Greeneview’s freshman baseball team defeated host Fairborn, 21-3, on April 24. No other details were available.

Rams defeat Fairborn

JAMESTOWN — Host Greeneview claimed a 5-0 boys team tennis win April 24 over Fairborn.

SINGLES: 1. Irvin def. Huynh, 6-0, 6-0; 2. McComas def. Murray, 6-0, 6-0; 3. Hoepfl def. Shaw, 6-0, 6-0.

DOUBLES: 1. Smith/Rogers def. Fillback/Suther, 6-0, 6-1; 2. Mit Link/Hovan def. Smith/Smith, 6-2, 6-0.

Skyhawks blank Big Blue

FAIRBORN — The JV softball team shut out Hamilton, 11-0, April 24. Junior Kiara McConnaughey had eight strike outs in five innings of work and drove in two runs. Sophomore Hannah Byczkowski had three RBI. Both Freshman Krissy Burton and Makenzie Culbertson hit triples, and freshman Alicia Rountree hit a double.

Skyhawk JVs bash Beavercreek

FAIRBORN — With Monday’s 29-3 rout of Beavercreek, the Fairborn junior varsity softball team now has a 15-1 overall record this season. No individual statistics were available from this game.

Sidney blanks Skyhawks

FAIRBORN — After taking off the past week for spring break, the Fairborn Boys tennis team hosted Sidney in a GWOC American League make-up match on April 22. Although the Skyhawks were coming off a great week of practice, they were no match for Sidney as they fell 5-0.

Although Austin Suther played his strongest match of the season, he lost 0-6, 0-6 at first singles.

Harry Huynh similarly played well but dropped an 0-6, 0-6 match at No. 2 singles.

The Skyhawks were playing shorthanded, so they had to forfeit their third singles match.

Eli and Titus Smith played together at the No. 1 doubles spot and had the most success of any of the Skyhawks as they dropped their match by 3-6 and 2-6 scores.

Mary Shaw and Corynn Spahr managed to get a game at second doubles, falling in straight sets 0-6 and 1-6.

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].

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.

Girls basketball camp

BEAVERCREEK — The 17th Beavercreek Girls Basketball Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 5-8 at Beavercreek High School. Cost is $90 per camper. Cost is $80 for any camper who registers before May 20. Girls in grades 1-8 are eligible for the camp, which will be hosted by BHS girls basketball coach and three-time Ohio coach of the year Ed Zink and BHS girls basketball’s all-time leading scorer Amanda (Reese) Crockett. Current and past BHS basketball players will also be on hand. The last day of camp, June 8, is Mother-Daughter Camp Day. Family members are invited to participate.

For more information, call Ed Zink at 937-657-1515 or by email: [email protected], or contact Amanda Reese at 773-401-8585, or by email at [email protected].

Jamestown Chamber golf outing in May

JAMESTOWN — The annual Jamestown Chamber of Commerce golf outing will take place Friday, May 19 at Sebastian Hills Golf Course, 1100 Knoll Haven Rd. in Xenia. The outing will start at 11 a.m., with registration opening at 10am. Come early to take advantage of the free driving range and putting green privileges, as well as getting a hot dog or two courtesy of Countryside Propane

Participants will be able to enjoy beverages and snacks, courtesy of the Chamber, and when the golf is over Kelley’s Café will be providing all participants and volunteers a wonderful meal at the golf course. Registration information for sponsorships and playing, including payment options, are available on the Chamber’s website ( or by emailing [email protected]. The deadline for registration is Friday, May 12.

The annual golf outing is the main fundraising activity for the Jamestown Area Chamber of Commerce which allows the Chamber to provide various activities, programs and scholarships to the Jamestown and surrounding communities.

Tornadoes football fundraiser, May 12

XENIA — The Xenia Tornadoes semi-professional football team will host a fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Friday May 12 at the Chipotle restaurant at 1620 West Park Square. Tell the cashier that you’re supporting the team and 50 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Xenia Tornadoes semi-pro football team.

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