Sports Digest


Skyhawks nab tennis win

WEST CARROLLTON — It was a long time coming, but the Fairborn boys tennis team finally got its first win since the retirement of longtime coach Terry Miller. Playing in their 34th match since Miller last walked along the fences encouraging his players on, the Skyhawks defeated host West Carrollton, with their old coach in attendance, by a final score of 4-1 at the Wilson Park courts.

“Its been a long time coming for all the players who have worked so hard these past two years,” commented coach Doug Coy afterwards, “We were so glad that coach Miller could be here to watch us get that first win tonight. He has continued to help out and work with some of our players individually and I know they are as appreciative of his support as I am.”

The first win of the night for the Skyhawks came at third singles, where Mary Shaw got the win by default. Point number two came from the No. 1 doubles team of Eli and Titus Smith, who won 6-0, 6-0.

The clincher came at No. 2 singles, where Shayla Murray won 6-0, 6-1 to wrap up the win.

For good measure, the second doubles team of Harry Huynh and Dylan Uptgraft rolled to a 6-0, 6-0 win.

The lone blemish for Fairborn was at first singles, where Tyler Fillback played well, but came out on the wrong side of a 2-6, 1-6 score.

“These kids have worked hard, and kept a positive attitude all season long. What makes this win even more satisfying is that we did it without two of our normal varsity players (Austin Suther and foreign exchange student Heidi Wahlstrom). The bus ride home tonight was a lot more pleasant than it’s been in a while,” Coy said.

The Skyhawks travel to Cedarville on Thursday April 27 in hopes of making it two wins in a row.

Rams win over Madison Plains

LONDON — Greeneview High School Varsity won 14-6, April 25 against London Madison Plains. Tommy Rawlins led the way with four hits on the night. Ian Tamplin, Taylor Stinson, Jon Brakeall and Christian Phillips each had two hits. Tommy Rawlins also pitched a good four innings, tallying five strikeouts. Bryce Wilson came in to relieve and close out the game. Greeneview’s varsity had a total of 13 hits. Greeneview’s reserve team also came away with a win, 20-1, against Madison Plains.

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].

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.

Buddies program returns

DAYTON — Have you ever wanted to run onto Fifth Third Field alongside the Dayton Dragons? Visit your local Kroger store to sign up for a chance to be a Baseball Buddy. Kids (ages 7-13) who are randomly selected as winners. To enter, look for the display at your local Kroger store at the Customer Service Desk.

The Kroger Baseball Buddies experience includes: Hanging out in the dugout during pre-game to meet the Dragons players; Getting autographs and photos with the Dragons team; Being introduced over the PA like a player; Running out on the field with the team before that day’s game. Kroger Baseball Buddies will also receive several gifts including: A replica Dragons jersey, Dragons baseball hat, Drawstring backpack, Dragons pen and baseball to be autographed. One baseball buddy will win a free Fun Day at Fifth Third Field with 20 of their friends and Dragons players.

BYSA signups underway

BEAVERCREEK — Registration for the 34th season of the Beavercreek Youth Softball Association is under way. This is a co-ed recreational program for kindergarteners through seniors in high school. Good sportsmanship and team play are emphasized. Residents from surrounding communities are permitted to play. Kindergarten through the eighth grade teams are put together based on play- with requests and also grouped by schools and churches, while the ninth-10th grade league and 11-12th grade leagues are put together mostly by the players themselves.

Practices start in May and season play starts May 30 and ends late July. More information and registration forms are found at or call 937-426-4610.

Dragon’s tickets for BHS

DAYTON — The Dayton Dragons are selling $12 game tickets to help support the Beavercreek High School baseball program. Tickets are on sale for games at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2 p.m. Sunday April 30, and 7 p.m. Sunday , May 28. Contact [email protected] or 937-228-2287 ext 160 for more information.

Youth football camp

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.

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

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