Sports Digest

Golden Eagles athletes honored

BELLBROOK — Linebacker Ben Borszcz was named the Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division defensive player of the year. He was joined on the first team by offensive lineman Caden Barr, linebacker Ethan Fryman, defensive back Braeden Gedeon, defensive lineman Taylor Jordan, and defensive lineman Alex Petry.

Offensive lineman Davis Hagler, and running back/defensive back JR McCormick were second-team selections, while fullback/linebacker Ashton Ault, and quarterback/cornerback Alex Westbrock received honorable mention.

Emily Weslow was a Southwestern Division first-team selection in volleyball, while Rachael Cordonnier, and Lexi Crockett were on the second team. Elana Heebsh, and McKenna Melton received honorable mention.

Girls soccer player Bailey Sedlak was co-player of the year in the Southwestern Division and was joined on the first team by Sydney Hollingsworth. Alicia Bevins, and Alyssa Lemos were second-team selections, while Mackenzie Pittman, and Lydia Travis received honorable mention.

In boys soccer, Reid Heppner, and Logan Hessinger were named to the Southwestern Division first team, while Bryce Ferrin was named to the second team. Spencer Bretland, and Preston Savey received honorable mention.

Takumi Ford, Bryce Levine, and Caleb Newlon were cross country first-team Southwestern Division selections, while Alex Crane, and Kyle Van Pelt were second-team choices.

Madison Bretland, and Avarie Faulkner were cross country first-team Southwestern Division selections, while Ally Jiovani, Fiona Lin, Kayla Paul, and Emily Pelfrey were named to the second team.

Golfers Zach Crampton, and Ryan Wehner were first-team Southwestern Division selections, while Kane Ely, and Mayne Lemon were named to the second team. Gabe Hine received honorable mention.

There were no girls golf all-league teams listed on the SWBL website.

Nikita Arora was first-team All-Southwestern Division as first singles tennis player. Anika Arora was second team at second singles, while the first doubles team of Gigi Painter and Ramya Pandrangi were honorable mention.

Intensive officiating school offered

CINCINNATI — An OHSAA-approved 25-hour basketball officials training course is available for those who would like to officiate area basketball games this season. In its 27th year, the Southwest Ohio Basketball Officials School is hosting six days of training at six different locations throughout the Cincinnati area.

Cost is $125 per student — includes all instruction, books, materials, continental breakfast and lunch for all day session, testing fee, OHSAA permit fee and insurance package. Go to to pre-register. All registration is handled online with payments by a Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.

For additional information contact Jerry Fick, at 513-563-2755 or by email at [email protected]

Schedule of training dates (students should attend all six sessions):

Monday, Nov. 18, 6-9 p.m. at Sharonville Library, 10980 Thornview.

Tuesday, Nov. 19, 5:30-9 p.m. at Green Township Library, 6525 Bridgetown Road.

Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30-9 p.m. at Madeira Library, 7200 Miami Avenue.

Saturday, Nov. 23, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mid America Ball Yard, Second Floor, 6960 Blue Rock Road.

Sunday, Nov. 24, 1-5 p.m. at North Central Library, 11109 Hamilton Avenue.

Monday, Nov. 25, 4-8:30 p.m. at Reading Middle School, 810 E. Columbia Avenue.

Relatives of XHS 1921 team sought

XENIA — The Xenia High School Athletic Hall of Fame is seeking any relatives of the school’s 1921 undefeated football team. The committee plans on inducting the team among its 2019 class of inductees. The 1921 team finished the season at 9-0 and recorded eight shutouts, outscoring their opponents 222-7.

The early press coverage of the team mentioned most players by their last names only. Here’s an alphabetical listing of team members that the committee has on hand (first names, if available in parentheses):

Ballentyne (Bob); Botorff; Boxwell; Chandler; Cowan (Carl); Currie (Arthur); Currie (Don); David; Douthett; Edwards; Ferguson; Flax; Fuller; Harbison; Hendrickson; Humble; Keller (G.); Lane; Lawrence (Purdom); Lonnes (“Doc”); Mendenhall, Manager; McCallister, (Marcus), team captain; McCallister (N.); Peller (K.); Randall (Tad); Reutinger (Eddie); Robinson; Seaman; Smith; Smith; Terrell, Assistant Manager; Yeakley (Robert). The team was coached by Jerry L. Katherman.

Player relatives are urged to contact the committee at 937-372-5417.

Football all-session tickets on sale

COLUMBUS — Two all-session ticket options are on sale for the 2019 OHSAA football state championship games, which will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Dec. 5-7. The Stadium Club all-session ticket package includes access to the indoor club level during each game and outdoor premium cushioned seats. The Stadium Club package also includes complimentary admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame adjacent to the stadium. The Stadium Club packages are $140 each. Also on sale are all-session general admission tickets, which do not include indoor access or complimentary Hall of Fame access. They sell for $85 each. A limited number of VIP parking passes will go on sale soon. Single-game tickets go on sale in late October. The all-session ticket packages are available at: .

GABP Clubhouse tours available

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore is once again offering off-season clubhouse tours of Great American Ball Park. The two-hour Major League Clubhouse Tours include the Reds and visitor’s clubhouses, visitor’s dugout and more exclusive areas.

Tours are available each Saturday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. The tours run weekly until March 14, 2020. (No tours on Dec. 7 due to Redsfest). The Clubhouse Tour also includes admission to the newly-renovated Reds Museum. Space is limited and tours often sell out in advance. Private or small group tours are also available. Please go to or call 513-765-7923 for more information.

Reds offering Holiday Gift Pack

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds Holiday Gift Pack and 2020 Fan Club Memberships are on sale now at and the Reds kiosk at the Kenwood Towne Centre.

This year’s Holiday Gift Pack includes a limited-edition Buddy the Elf™ bobblehead and four ticket credits that can be used for any combination of 2020 regular season games, excluding Opening Day. Prices for the Holiday Gift Pack start as low as $40.

In the 2003 classic holiday movie “Elf”, Buddy the Elf™ (played by Will Ferrell) travels from the North Pole to New York City to find his family.

Also for sale online and at Kenwood are 2020 memberships to the three official Fan Clubs of the Reds.

The Holiday Gift Pack and Fan Club Membership kits are available at:

• Kenwood Towne Centre: 7875 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (kiosk near Cheesecake Factory mall entrance)

• Online:

• By phone: 513-765-7500

• Great American Ball Park: Administrative lobby (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Holiday Gift Packs and Fan Club Memberships also will be available at FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by PNC Bank on Dec. 6-7 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Visit for all 2020 ticketing plans and options.

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