Sports Digest


Beavercreek defeats Firebirds

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek’s boys high school volleyball team (16-5) defeated West Chester Lakota West (6-10) in straight games, 25-19, 25-11, 25-14 on Tuesday, May 9. Michael Abbitt had nine kills, Noah Buell had 22 assists, Luke Kleinfelder served up six aces, Zach Lohner had a pair of blocks and Ricky Le recorded a dozen digs in the win.

Columbia upsets Sidney Black

SIDNEY — Hunter Warner throw a no hitter and Fairborn Columbia Middle School defeated No. 2 seed Sidney Black, 2-0, on Tuesday. in a real pitchers duel. Both Pitchers had no hitters going into the fifth inning, but Cohen Bowman got Fairborn’s first hit with a single. Bowman proceeded to steal both second and third base, but was left stranded on third. In the sixth, Warner roped a single to left scoring what would end up being the game winning run. In the seventh, Jamison Anderson singled and scored a run when DeQuan Harrell knocked him in with another single. Warner struck out 10 batters, allowing five baserunners (four via walk and one on the team’s only error of the game).

SW Ohio Track practices start

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club summer program starts on May 30 at Yellow Springs High School. The practices are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. A host of meets will take place this summer.

Practices for 7-12 year olds: 5-6 p.m.

Practices for 13 and older: 6-7:30 p.m.

The SWOTC includes elementary, middle school, high school, post collegiate and master athletes. All are welcome. The SWOTC is a tax exempt and sanctioned program. For further information please contact President Peter Dieauer (815-990-8452 or [email protected]) or Head Coach Valerie Kirk (937-450-4639 or [email protected] ).

Kids Fishing Derby May 20

BEAVERCREEK — Grab those fishing poles, bait and tackle and head over from 8-11:30 a.m. May 20 to Phillips Park (new location this year), 2132 Dayton-Xenia Road.

Beavercreek Parks, Recreation & Culture and McAfee Heating & Air are sponsoring the ninth annual Fishing Derby. Mister C will take the stage at 10:30 a.m. to do a Hair Raising Science program. Prizes will be awarded at 11 a.m. to the child who catches the smallest, largest and most fish. No pre-registration is required for this free event.

Contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department at (937) 427-5514 or email [email protected] for more information.

Dayton Boat Club offering summer camps

DAYTON — The Dayton Boat Club will be holding two Introduction to Rowing Camps this summer for youth in Grades 7 – 12. Each camp will consist of eight two-hour training sessions. No experience necessary. All sessions are held at the Dayton Boat Club Boathouse located on East River Road near Moraine. Cost is $160.

Session 1 — June 19 – July 1; Session 2 — July 17 – July 29

Times: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6-8 p.m.; Saturday 9-11 a.m.

To register for a summer camp, or to find more information about rowing and about the Dayton Boat Club, please go to the club’s website at:

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].

Beavercreek Fall Basketball League

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School girls basketball program will be hosting its 18th annual girls basketball Fall league. The games will be played on Sunday afternoons starting Sept. 10 and ending Oct. 22. All teams will play a total of seven games on five Sundays with no games on Sept. 17 or 24 (to accommodate the college exposure tournaments). The league will be a total of 12 high school teams (9th through 12th grade). There will be 8-10 girls per team, with only two players from each school on the same team (OHSAA rule). Space is limited to 120 players and restricted based on OHSAA rules. If interested, please email: [email protected] or at and search under “girls basketball.”

Junior Golf Camp, league in June

XENIA — WGC Golf Course in Xenia will host its Miami Valley Junior Golf Association 31st Annual Junior Golf Camp, from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19-22 for boys and girls ages 8-17. Campers will receive daily instruction on stroke technique, golf etiquette, the rules of golf. Golfers will also get time on the practice tee and putting greens to work on stroke technique. All golfers will also play daily on the WGC Golf Course. Long-time Golf Camp Director and former Stebbins High School golf coach Jim Beaver will be joined by co-director Roy Cassidy (head Girls Golf Coach at Carroll High School), Beavercreek varsity boys golf coach Chris Nartker, Stebbins boys golf Coaches Rick Pagniano and Shane Williams, and former Trevecca Nazarene University All-American golfer Betsy Beaver, who is now the varsity girls golf coach at Westerville North. Deadline to sign up is June 9. Cost of the camp and more information is available online under the Miami Valley Junior Golf Association tab at Camp forms are also available in the WGC Pro Shop at 944 Country Club Dr., Xenia, Ohio 45385.

WGC will also have its Wednesday Junior Golf League starting at 10:45 a.m. June 28. This nine-hole league will continue each Wednesday through July. Golfers with some playing experience are welcome to compete. Information about the league can also be found at

XHS Class of ‘73 golf outing June 17

XENIA — The fifth PLAY IT FORWARD golf outing/scholarship fundraiser, hosted by the Xenia High School Class of 1973, is scheduled for Saturday June 17 at Sebastian Hills Golf Club. Golf registration includes a light breakfast, a full picnic-style lunch and beverages, in addition to prizes and raffles. The event is open to the public with an early registration discount applied until June 1.

The goal of the fundraiser and scholarship award is to give back to current XHS graduates in need. The Class of ’73 will award its fourth $4,000 scholarship to a deserving 2017 XHS graduate at the Awards Assembly in May. Scholarship monies are acquired from hole sponsorship ($100), title sponsors (ranging from $250 – $1,000), monetary/gift donations and, of course, golfers. Recent outings have been attended by graduates representing XHS classes from 1968 through 2004, in addition to several of our scholarship recipients.

Information for sponsorship and golf registration can be obtained by contacting one of the following individuals in charge: Jerry Boggs – [email protected] (239-0036); Steve Greene – [email protected]; Diane Wuebben Ponder – [email protected]; and Sheryl Haines Yeazel – [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 sponsorship 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.

Send all of your Greene County area sports scores and information to: [email protected]. Thank you!

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