Fairborn seventh loses

FAIRBORN — Emily Baumgardner scored five points to lead the Fairborn seventh grade girls basketball team in a 37-8 loss to Troy in a recent game. Bailee Walters added two points and Cara Chivington one point.

Tecumseh sweeps Greeneview

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview High School’s boys and girls bowling teams lost to Tecumseh, Dec. 20. The Tecumseh girls won, 2,069-1,427, while the boys won, 2,400-1,853. In the girls match, Jackie Kasner had games of 99 and 136 for a 235 series. In the boys match, Steven Ross rolled a 254 and a 169 for a 423 series.

Miscues hurt CSU in loss

ATLANTA — Central State University’s men’s basketball team committed 22 turnovers, which contributed to an 88-66 loss to Morehouse, Dec. 18. Chris Scott led CSU with 20 points and 15 rebounds, while Davone Daniels added 17 points. CSU built a 12-5 lead early, but Morehouse went on a 16-4 run en route to a 38-21 halftime lead.

CSU is 4-7 overall and 3-3 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

CSU women lose

ATLANTA — The Central State women’s basketball team had its eight-game winning streak ended Dec. 16 with an 85-81 loss to Clark Atlanta. It was also the first Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference loss for CSU, which fell to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the SIAC.

Central State led 20-13 in the first quarter and led 43-32 at halftime. CSU top scorer Takyra Gilbert left the game with an injury, and CAU cut what was a 13-point lead to 67-60 after three quarters. The hosts took a 70-69 lead midway through the fourth and made eight of 10 free throws down the stretch.

Gilbert led CSU with 16 points, while Sierra Harley added 15 points, five assists, and six rebounds. Jaeda Davis had 15 points and a game-high four steals.

Bucs in Flyin’ to the Hoop

DAYTON — Xenia High will be among the area and national teams participating in the annual Flyin’ to the Hoop Invitational basketball showcase event.

The Buccaneers, led by junior Samari Curtis who is considered by the tournament as the pre-season fourth ranked junior in Ohio, are scheduled to play Olentangy Liberty at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13 at James S. Trent Arena, in Kettering.

Ticket information and a complete listing of the scheduled games can be found at flyintothehoop.com.

Horizon tourney tickets available

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Tickets for the 2018 Little Caesars Horizon League Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship — to be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Mich. — will go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15 at HorizonLeague.com, the Little Caesars Arena Box Office, or the Little Caesars Arena Ticket Sales and Service Office 313-471-7575. Fans can purchase tickets now by calling or visiting their favorite school’s box office.

Ticket prices for Motor City Madness, which will take place March 2-6, begin at $15 per day and will feature all 20 Horizon League teams competing in 18 games over a five-day span. The tournament will culminate with a pair of championship games on Tuesday, March 6 with automatic berths to the NCAA Basketball Tournament on the line. Tickets purchased for each day are valid for all games on that day.

Spring Has Sprung 5K in April

XENIA — Registration is open for Greene County Public Health’s ninth annual “Spring Has Sprung” Healthy Families 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, April 14 at the Xenia YMCA, 135 E. Church St.

Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Xenia YMCA with a Zumba warm-up at 8:30 a.m. and the pet- and stroller-friendly run/walk beginning at 9 a.m. The course features a flat terrain in and around the Xenia area beginning and ending at the Xenia YMCA. There will also be a free “Wee OneRun” at 8:45 a.m. for ages 5 and younger.

The cost is $15 per person by Friday, April 6, which includes an event T-shirt (guaranteed). After April 6, including the day of the race, the cost is $20 per person (T-shirt included while supplies last). Teams of 10 or more are eligible to receive a discount. Interested groups should call Jillian Drew at 937-374-5683 or email [email protected] for more information.

Interested persons can register online now for the 5K at www.speedy-feet.com.

Joe Smith to headline WSU event

FAIRBORN — Major league pitcher and WSU baseball alum Joe Smith will be the keynote speaker for the 14th annual First Pitch Banquet Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Moraine Country Club.

Smith has enjoyed one of the more decorated collegiate and professional careers in WSU athletics history. He was a third round draft pick of the New York Mets in 2006 after posting 13 saves and a 0.98 ERA in his junior season. For his efforts, he was named 1st team Horizon League, Horizon League Pitcher of the Year, All-Mideast Region and WSU’s Don Mohr Male Athlete of the Year. He helped lead the Raiders to the 2006 Horizon League Championship and the Corvallis NCAA Regional at Oregon State.

He made his first major league appearance on April 1, 2007 with the Mets. Currently, he is fifth among active pitchers in appearances with (698), while posting a 2.97 ERA, 547 strikeouts, and having pitched 624.2 innings in his 11-year career.

He became a World Series champion with the Chicago Cubs and was a member of the Cleveland Indians team which set the American League consecutive win streak at 22.

Smith is active in a variety of charities, with his main focus on fundraising and raising awareness for Huntington’s disease and its research.

The First Pitch Banquet features a sit-down dinner, program, and a silent auction. The evening will all go to benefit current and future student-athletes of the Wright State baseball program. The cost is $70 for a general admission ticket and $1,000 for a VIP table (seats 10 guests). The VIP table includes a pre-event meet and greet cocktail hour with Smith and recognition during the program. Doors will open to the public with the silent auction beginning 6 p.m.

For more information contact Deanna Terelle at 937-775-4936 or [email protected].

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