Sports Digest


CSU men win in overtime

SALEM, W.Va. — The Central State Marauders won their seventh straight game with a 101-99 overtime victory over Salem University, Feb. 21. With the win, CSU finished the regular season with a 14-14 overall record. Salem drops to 6-19 on the year. CSU built a 10-point lead with 4:57 left in the first half. Salem managed to cut the deficit down to four, 52-48, by halftime. CSU will travel next to Birmingham, Ala. for the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason tournament, scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 26. tournament seeding and game times have yet to be announced by the league.

Swimming championships

FAIRBORN — The Wright State University swimming teams competed in the first day of the Horizon League Swimming and Diving Championships, Feb. 22 in Cleveland. The men currently sit in fifth and the women are in eighth.

The team of Kevin McCaffrey, Trevor Keriazes, Mitchell Stover and Dominic Poletta finished third in the men’s 200-yard medley relay race. The Championships continue through Saturday, Feb. 24.

Women’s Results: 200 Medley Relay: 7. Sofia Aledo, Cami Cahill, Abby Saner, Maddison Eckley, 1:45:00; Men’s Results: 200 Medley Relay: 3. Kevin McCaffrey, Trevor Keriazes, Mitchell Stover, Dominic Poletta, 1:28:40; 800 Freestyle Relay: 7. Gavin Mickelson, Jack Fergus, Chace Conley, Levente Sardi, 6:48.97.

Xenia accepting Hall of fame nominations

XENIA — The Xenia Athletic Hall of Fame committee is now taking nominations for the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame induction class.

Nomination forms can be found on the Xenia Community Schools website. Click on the Athletics link, then you’ll find the Athletic Hall of Fame link there. Any individual, team, coach and/or community contributor associated with Xenia Central, Xenia High, Xenia East and/or Spring Valley can be nominated. The deadline for nominations is April 10. Contact Gregg Cross 937-372-5417 with any questions.

Reds Museum offers February deal

CINCINNATI — The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is offering $5 discounted admission for the month of February. The discount applies to all fans. Children ages four and younger are free.

Additionally, fans can get $5 off the regular price of ballpark tours during the month of February. The two-hour Major League Clubhouse Tour includes the Reds clubhouse, radio and TV booths, dugouts and more. Two tours are available each Saturday through March.

The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is located next to Great American Ball Park and is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Go to www.redsmuseum.org or call 513-765-7923.

Spring 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. beginning and ending at the Xenia YMCA.

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). Interested groups should call Jillian Drew at 937-374-5683 or email jdrew@gcph.info for more information. Interested persons can register online now for the 5K at www.speedy-feet.com.

Club offers Learn-to-row class

DAYTON — The Dayton Boat Club adult rowing program will host its spring learn-to-row class Friday through Sunday, April 13-15, at the club’s boathouse on East River Road in Moraine.

The three-session on-water class, open to men and women, covers terminology, safety, stroke technique, equipment use and care, and sweep rowing in an eight-oared racing shell. Sessions are from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 13; 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 14; and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 15. For information or to register www.daytonboatclub.org/adult-learn-to-row.html.

Horizon tourney tickets on sale

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 — are on sale 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.

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