Sports Digest


Bellbrook wins Miamisburg Invitational

MIAMISBURG — Zach Crampton shot a 76 to tie for second place overall, and Ryan Wehner was third one stroke behind to lead Bellbrook to a team win in the 20-team Miamisburg Invitational, held Aug. 7 at Pipestone Golf Course.

Bellbrook finished with a team score of 329, followed by Kettering Fairmont (336), Harrison (338), Northmont (339) and Springboro (341) to round out the top five.

Patriots battle in DC Invite

MIAMISBURG — The Carroll High School boys and girls varsity golf teams competed Aug. 7 in the second annual Dayton Christian Golf Invitational, with both teams finishing with solid results.

The boys team claimed eighth place in the 16-team boys event with a team score of 363, some 59 strokes off the pace of event winner and Division I school Lakota East. Centerville placed second with a 317. In the girls event, Carroll placed second out of three teams with Clermont Northeastern winning by 42 strokes with a team total of 391.

The event was held at Pipestone Golf Course. A total of 102 golfers competed in the DC Invitational. Individual results for the Carroll players were not available.

Curtis scores eight in Huskers win

FLORENCE, Italy — Mere days after scoring five points in the team’s opening win in Europe, Samari Curtis scored eight points as the Nebraska Cornhuskers men’s college basketball team defeated Silute BC in an exhibition game on Aug. 7. Curtis, the Xenia HS grad and 2019 Ohio Mr. Basketball, sank two 3-pointers as part of his effort in the 83-58 win Wednesday night.

The University of Nebraska men’s team gets back at it on Thursday morning with a second scheduled game against Silute BC, scheduled for noon, Eastern time.

Sportswriters wanted

GREENE COUNTY — The Aim Media Midwest newspapers of Greene County — the Xenia Daily Gazette, Fairborn Daily Herald, and the Beavercreek News-Current — are looking for writers interested in covering sports events this fall season.

While experience is appreciated, it’s not necessary. Our staff, particularly sports editor John Bombatch, will assist you in developing your writing abilities, while learning how to consistently meet a 10 p.m. deadline.

Photography skills are encouraged, but also not necessary.

The Greene County News covers nine high schools in and around the Greene County border, plus four area colleges. With that in mind, reliable transportation is a must. And with that in mind, a valid driver’s license is a must as well.

You will have the opportunity to cover athletic events, interview players and coaches, shoot photos and write stories that will run in our daily and weekly publications. Your byline and photo credit will be included in the story.

To learn more about this sportswriting opportunity, please send an email to Sports Editor John Bombatch at: [email protected].

Local players listed in Ross Classic

DAYTON — Three Greene County area high school baseball seniors and a coach are listed among the Miami Valley’s top senior baseball prospects for the annual Bob Ross Classic baseball game, which will be held starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8 at Fifth Third Field.

The game, which showcases the top incoming seniors from throughout the area, will have Fairborn head coach Bronson Marlett and Xenia outfielder Joey Lewis joining 21 other selected players and coaches on the Red team; Fairborn outfielder Jacob Hobbs will be playing against his coach, along with Carroll pitcher Mat McMahan on the Black team.

Admission to the game is free and the stadium gates will open one hour before the first pitch, at 6 p.m.

Gathering of the Geezers returns to Kil-Kare

XENIA — The annual Gathering of the Geezers nostalgia drag racing event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 17 at Kil-Kare Dragway, located at 1166 Dayton Xenia Road in Xenia Township. Longtime racer and engine builder Dave Middleton will serve as the event’s Grand Marshal, with Dave Thomas to be named Geezer of the Year. The event will include a car show, racing and the introduction of the 2019 Hall of Fame inductees. Admission is $15. Go to for more details.

Greeneview seeks volleyball coach

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview Schools is looking for an eighth-grade girls volleyball coach for the Fall 2019 season. Please email Greeneview Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at: [email protected], if interested. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Skyhawk golfers wanted

FAIRBORN — Have you ever thought about trying the sport of Golf? Fairborn High School has both male and female golf teams-and is looking to improve numbers on both teams. This is a fun sport and will teach skills for a lifetime! If interested, please contact the Fairborn High School athletic office at 937-878-6305. You can also email Coach Newell at [email protected].

Nominees for XHS Athletic Hall being taken

XENIA — The Xenia High School Athletic Hall of Fame nomination committee is now taking nominations for the 2019 Hall of Fame class. A nomination form 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. An individual, a team, a coach, and/or a community contributor can be nominated. 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 deadline for nominations is Aug. 3, 2019. Contact Gregg Cross at 937-372-5417 for more information.

Ellis Golf Classic set for Aug. 16

XENIA — The sixth annual Shirley R. Ellis Memorial Golf Classic to support X*ACT, will be held Friday, Aug. 16 at WGC Golf Course, 944 Country Club Dr. in Xenia. Cost is $75 per golfer, with proceeds benefiting the Xenia Area Community Theater and the Shirley R. Ellis Memorial Theater Scholarship. Closest to the pin, longest drive and longest putt contests will occur, plus golfers have a chance to win a new car sponsored by Matt Castrucci’s Auto Mall of Dayton. Registration is at 8 a.m., shotgun start at 9. call (937) 372-0516 or contact [email protected] for more details.

CSU football fan appreciation day Aug. 24

WILBERFORCE — The Central State University football team will host a Fan Appreciation Day starting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24 at McPherson Memorial Stadium on the CSU campus. Admission is free. Gates upon at 12:30 p.m.

The 2019 team will play an intra-squad scrimmage, and all fans in attendance will receive a football schedule poster. The Invincible Marching Marauders band will also perform.

For details and opponent breakdowns for the upcoming football season, visit

Marauders hosting volleyball tryouts

WILBERFORCE — The Central State University women’s volleyball program will host a series of tryouts, starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 in the Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium on the CSU campus. Student athletes should come prepared to workout, wearing appropriate volleyball attire.

All attendees must fill out and submit the “Walk-On Tryout” packet to the CSU Athletic Training Office by 5 pm on August 16. The packet can be accessed online at – For questions regarding medical paperwork, please contact Athletic Trainer Dalyann Barnett by e-mail ([email protected]) or phone (937-376-6130).

All interested individuals are also encouraged to fill out the online recruiting form also at The coaching staff requests that all individuals who fill out the forms provided as much detail as possible.

Learn-To-Row Classes in August

MORAINE — The Dayton Boat Club masters (adult) rowing program will host its late-summer learn-to-row class Friday through Sunday, Aug. 23-25, at the club’s boathouse, 3201 E. River Road, Moraine.

The three-session on-water class, open to men and women 21 and older, covers terminology, safety, stroke technique, equipment use and care, and sweep rowing in an eight-oared racing shell.

Sessions are 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24; and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25. The course is $100 per person, which is deducted from a rower’s seasonal dues if he or she joins the novice team following the course. Each participant should wear comfortable, but not loose-fitting, exercise clothes and bring a water bottle, a pair of socks and a small towel. For information or to register, see .

Drifting Championship coming to Kil-Kare

XENIA — The Midwest Drift Union has announced that the MDU Shootout will be held Friday and Saturday Sept. 6-7 at Kil-Kare Raceway. The 40-driver event will have a $10,000 purse with the winner taking home $5,000. Formula DRIFT professional licenses will be awarded for the 2020 and 2021 seasons, and additional prizes will be announced in the future.

For more series and event information, visit the Midwest Drift Union website at .

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