Buccaneers lacrosse earns OHSAA status
XENIA — Xenia High School’s boys lacrosse team became the Miami Valley League’s first OHSAA sanctioned team on Tuesday.
“We are proud to expand our list of school-sponsored sports at Xenia High School,” said Nathan Kopp, Athletic Director for Xenia Community Schools. “The dedication of the athletes, as well as coaches Scott Dye and Matt Bartley, over the past few years has really allowed the program to flourish to the point that this was the next logical step to grow the program.”
This will be the fifth year that Xenia High School has fielded a lacrosse team, although it previously functioned as a club sport. The team has successfully sustained the number of participants over multiple seasons, warranting the change in status. The shift will make the team eligible to compete in the Ohio High School Athletic Association tournament. Student athletes will also be able to earn varsity letters and receive physical education credit for their participation.
Since 2017, the Ohio High School Athletic Association has considered lacrosse to be an “emerging” sport, meaning that it is growing in popularity, and has hosted a state tournament since that year.
For its first year, XHS will field a boys varsity team only.
Greeneview Spring sports registration now open
JAMESTOWN — Registration for Spring Sports is now open at Greeneview schools. Athletes and parents must complete the registration process, before a student may begin to tryout, or practice. The official start dates for Spring Sports are: Monday, Feb. 24 – HS Baseball and HS Softball; March 9 – MS and HS track, HS boys tennis.
Rams nipped by WL-S
JAMESTOWN — The Greeneview High School boys varsity bowling team fell behind by 39 pins after the two-game individual scores, then was nipped by just six pins in four Baker games to fall 2,217 to 2,172 to West Liberty-Salem in a non-league battle among Ohio Heritage Conference schools. Brysten Boiser turned in the Rams top series with a 169-191 — 360. His 191 game nipped teammate Steve Ross for top game score honors as well. Greeneview is now 15-8 overall. West Liberty-Salem is now 7-8.
Greeneview defeats West Liberty
JAMESTOWN — Ruth Coe rolled a 160-153 — 313 series to lead the Greeneview High School Rams to a 1,749 to 1,576 girls varsity bowling non-league win, Monday over West Liberty-Salem. The Rams (11-7) led by 116 pins after the opening two-game individual series scores, then won three of the four Baker games contested for the final scoring margin.
The Greeneview boys and girls teams will wrap up the regular-season schedule with a four-team match starting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Royal Z Lanes in Wilmington. Clinton-Massie, East Clinton and Wilmington will be their three opponents.
Greeneview seeks girls varsity soccer coach
JAMESTOWN — Greeneview High School is looking for a girls head varsity soccer coach for the 2020 Fall season. The school’s previous coach, Shawn Brown, announced he has to resign due to work obligations. Potential candidates should contact Greeneview Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at: [email protected] .
Area teams to play in Red games
KETTERING — Four area high school boys varsity basketball teams are going Red in February. Fairborn, Carroll, Legacy Christian and Cedarville will participate, among Greene County area schools. To help raise awareness of the need for heart health screenings, the Sports Medicine team at Kettering Health Network, Kettering Health Network Heart and Vascular Care, and local high schools are partnering to hold “Red Games” at boys high school basketball games in February, which is Heart Month.
The Sports Medicine team at Kettering Health Network provides athletic training services to area high schools and colleges. Kettering Heart and Vascular Care will provide information on heart health screenings and red rally towels will be thrown into the stands.
“Red Games” will be observed at the following varsity basketball games (home teams are in UPPERCASE):
Friday, Feb. 7
CARROLL vs. Badin
LEGACY CHRISTIAN vs. Middletown Christian
Tuesday, Feb. 11
ALTER vs. Carroll
Friday, Feb. 14
CEDARVILLE vs. Greenon
MIAMI VALLEY vs. Legacy Christian
Summer Adult Softball
BEAVERCREEK — It’s time to play ball! Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department is currently accepting registrations for Summer Adult Softball for coed and men’s teams.
Fees are $480 per team, per league for 6:10 and 7:20 P.M. leagues and $495 for the 8:30/9:40 leagues (under the lights). The league fees include team sanctioning, softballs, umpire fees, and awards. The season runs from April 13 to July 27 with all games played at Rotary Park. Register on line at https://beavercreekoh.myrec.com.
Contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department at 427-5514 or email [email protected] for league information and availability. View all activities at the city website: www.beavercreekohio.gov.
Spring Has Sprung 5K returns
XENIA — The Spring Has Sprung 5K run/walk is set for Saturday, April 4 in Xenia, Greene County Public Health officials announced.
Registration is now open at www.speedy-feet.com/races.php. Cost is $15 per person, which guarantees a shirt if registering by Monday, March 23. A limited number of shirts will be available the day of the event. The cost is $20 per person after March 23 (unless registering online) and the day of the race. Online registration closes at midnight on Friday, April 3. All checks or money orders can be made out to Greene County Public Health and sent to: 5K Registration, c/o Greene County Public Health, 360 Wilson Drive, Xenia, OH 45385.
Volunteers are needed. Those interested or in need of more information can contact Jillian Drew at 937-374-5683 or by email at [email protected]
Reds Opening Day ticket opportunity
CINCINNATI — To make Opening Day tickets available to as many fans as possible, registration for the Cincinnati Reds 2020 Opening Day Double Play ticket opportunity is now open. The Opening Day Double Play ticket opportunity includes Opening Day on March 26 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals plus any additional regular season home game, subject to availability.
Now through Feb. 20 at noon ET, fans can register at reds.com/OpeningDay for an opportunity to purchase up to four (4) Opening Day tickets. Fans are required to purchase a matching number of tickets in the same seating category to an additional game.
The Reds will conduct a random selection of winners from the pool of registrants. There is no purchase necessary to register and no obligation to purchase Opening Day Double Play tickets if selected. Full details and registration are available at reds.com/OpeningDay.
Redlegs Run set for May 30
CINCINNATI — The 19th annual Redlegs Run will be held May 30 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The Redlegs Run features events for everyone, no matter your age, fitness level or race experience. Choose from the 10K, 5K, One Mile Family Run or the Gapper’s Kids Fun Run for children 10 and younger. All runners and walkers for the events will be able to cross the finish line on the warning track inside Great American Ball Park. Visit race-reds.com for registration information.
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. 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 redsmuseum.org or call 513-765-7923 for more information.
Dragons hosting Nitro Circus
DAYTON — Tickets for the May 15 Nitro Circus “You Got This” tour are now on sale at the following locations:
• Online at daytondragons.com
• By phone at the Dragons Box office at 937-228-2287; or at Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 937-228-2323.
• In person at any Miami Valley area Kroger store’s Ticketmaster outlet location.
The “You Got This” Tour will feature a highly decorated roster of top international athletes who together hold over 25 X Games medals combined. Leading the charge is the multi-talented Ryan Williams, who earlier this year completed an unprecedented X Games trifecta after taking three consecutive BMX Big Air golds, the first athlete ever to do so.
Jarryd McNeil, a 15-time X Games medalist, eight-time gold medalist Adam Jones, four-time gold medalist Vicki Golden and X Games veteran Beau Bamburg are scheduled to perform, along with pro skateboarder Beaver Fleming and BMX rider Kurtis Downs, among others.
The appearance on May 15 will mark the first-ever performance in Dayton for Nitro Circus.
Race tickets on sale at Mid-Ohio
LEXINGTON — Tickets are now on sale for five major motorsports events to be held at the famed Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the 2020 racing season.
Fans can see all the on track action, plus gain access to club weekends not open to the general public, with the purchase of a Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass at the $360 advance price. The regular price is $395 starting March 3. Included with the all access pass are all event general admission tickets and grandstand seating, infield parking, redemption offers for use on site, and other exclusive experiences. A Paddock Pass for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio is also provided. See midohio.com for a summary of all the exclusive benefits of a 2020 Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass.
Now through March 2, fans who buy during the advance purchase window get rewarded with savings of up to $20 on most event tickets. Also, Weekend Motorhome and Tent Camping are available at $20 off regular prices currently. Tickets can be ordered online at midohio.com or 419-884-4000 weekdays during business hours.