Sports Digest


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 www.wgcgolfcourse.com. 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 www.wgcgolfcourse.com.

Jamestown Chamber golf outing May 19

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 (www.jtchamber.com) or by emailing info@jtchamber.com. 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.

Buddies program returns

DAYTON — Have you ever wanted to run onto Fifth Third Field alongside the Dayton Dragons? Visit your local Kroger store to sign up for a chance to be a Baseball Buddy. Kids (ages 7-13) who are randomly selected as winners. To enter, look for the display at your local Kroger store at the Customer Service Desk.

The Kroger Baseball Buddies experience includes: Hanging out in the dugout during pre-game to meet the Dragons players; Getting autographs and photos with the Dragons team; Being introduced over the PA like a player; Running out on the field with the team before that day’s game. Kroger Baseball Buddies will also receive several gifts including: A replica Dragons jersey, Dragons baseball hat, Drawstring backpack, Dragons pen and baseball to be autographed. One baseball buddy will win a free Fun Day at Fifth Third Field with 20 of their friends and Dragons players.

Troy Christian defeats Greeneview

JAMESTOWN — Troy Christian claimed wins at first and third singles, then won No. 1 and No. 2 doubles, to claim a 4-1 boys high school tennis win over Greeneview on May 1.

SINGLES: 1. Hodge (Dayton Christian) def. McComas 6-0, 6-0; 2. Link (Greeneview) def. Baker 6-2, 6-4; 3. Withers (Dayton Christian) 6-4, 6-4.

DOUBLES: 1. West-Charlie (Dayton Christian) def. Irvin-Smith 6-4, 4-6, 6-0; 2. Simms-Thompson (Dayton Christian) def. Hovan-Hoepfl 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.

Beavers lose two of three

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek boys volleyball team (14-5) rallied to defeat Centerville in five sets 19-25, 21-25, 25-17, 25-17, 15-13, but fell to Westerville South and Cincinnati St. Xavier, on April 29.

In a five-set loss to St. Xavier, Parker Mikesch recorded 15 kills to go with 17 digs, Noah Buell had 28 assists, Luke Kleinfelder served up two aces, and Michael Abbitt came up with eight blocks in a 25-22, 18-25, 25-19, 19-25, 8-15 loss.

Against Westerville South, Mikesch had 14 kills and three blocks with 19 digs, Buell dished out 15 assists and Riley Bell served an ace.

In the win over Centerville, Mikesch bashed 16 kills and had 23 digs, Zach Lohner had 10 kills and five blocks, Buell had 38 assists, and Alan Fullenkamp had seven blocks.

Skyhawks clinch American South

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn High School Skyhawks baseball team took on Piqua, winning April 28 by an 8-4 score. The win guaranteed Fairborn the Greater Western Ohio Conference American South division title. Fairborn played solid defensively, behind Jon Fields, who earned the complete-game win. Offensively, Jacob Webb went 3-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored. Andrew Trickett went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored. Leighton Mohr had a clutch two-run double and scored twice.

Fairborn falls to Tecumseh

FAIRBORN — The April 28 match with visiting New Carlisle Tecumseh started early, in hopes of avoiding the rain that was expected later in the day. Sure enough, as the last matches were walking off the courts the rains began.

Tecumseh was strong at every position and defeated the Skyhawks, 5-0. At singles, Tyler Fillback lost 0-6 and 1-6 at the No. 1 spot. Harry Huynh and Heidi Wahlstrom lost 0-6 and 0-6 at the second and third spots respectively.

The doubles matches were no closer. Eli and Titus Smith lost 0-6 and 1-6 at first doubles, while Austin Suthers and Shayla Murray lost at No. 2 doubles by the same score.

On a positive note, Dylan Uptgraft won an 8-1 decision at junior varsity singles.

Fairborn has Senior night on Tuesday May 2 as they welcome Xenia for the final match of the season.

Five Raiders named Academic All-League

INDIANAPOLIS — Five members of the Wright State track team — Senior Alexandra Brown (Yellow Springs), senior Gabrielle Markley (Beavercreek), junior Katie Abrahamowicz (Beavercreek/Carroll), sophomore Hailey Brumfield (Tipp City Tippecanoe), and sophomore Maria Heckman (Minster) — have been named Academic All-League as announced May 1 by the league office, the most by any school.

WSU had five student-athletes selected to lead the pack, while Oakland and Youngstown State each had four, Milwaukee and Northern Kentucky three each, Valparaiso two and Cleveland State, Detroit Mercy and UIC one a piece.

Wright State competes this weekend, May 5-7, at the Horizon League Outdoor Championships, hosted by Youngstown State.

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