Sports Digest


Patriots roll past CJ

RIVERSIDE — Carroll evened its overall record at 3-3 and moved to 3-2 in the Greater Catholic League’s Co-Ed North division after a 16-3 high school softball win over Chaminade Julienne on Wednesday, April 18. No other details were provided. Carroll is back in action at 5 p.m. Friday when they’ll head into Dayton for a rematch with the CJ Eagles.

Beavercreek sweeps Xenia

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek defeated Xenia in boys high school volleyball action on April 17. Landon Shoemake recorded seven service aces, Jarrod Brown had six aces to go with a pair of assists, Grant Fullenkamp bashed seven kills and Ryan Hill came up with a dozen digs in the win. Beavercreek is now 8-1 this season and ranked No. 6 among Ohio Division I schools by the Ohio High School Boys Volleyball Association. Xenia falls to 1-9.

Bucs Oliver records no-hitter

XENIA — Bailey Oliver struckout nine Trotwood-Madison batters and yielded just one walk in a no-hit 9-0 high school softball win on April 17 at Xenia High School. Ann Kensinger, Kylee West, Julia King, Morgan Huffman and Olivia Wagner each had singles for the Buccaneers. Three Xenia players stole at least two bases, with West leading the way with three.

Xenia shuts out Trotwood

XENIA — A seven-run second inning was the big difference in Xenia’s 11-1 high school softball win over visiting Trotwood-Madison. Bailey Oliver collected two hits in her three at bats, Olivia Hildebrand swiped four bases, and Xenia stole 15 bases in the game. Caity Moody earned the pitching win, giving up three hits in five innings of work while striking out nine Rams batters and walking none. Trotwood falls to 0-8 overall and in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s American South division. Xenia (7-5, 5-1 GWOC American South) plays at Fairmont next at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 19.

Beavercreek seeks coach

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek High School has an opening for a girls soccer Assistant Varsity Coach. Primary responsibility for this position is to be the JVB head coach. Candidates should apply at www.daytonareaschooljobs.esu.k12.oh.us.

Marauders Spring game set

WILBERFORCE — Central State University supporters will get a chance to preview the 2018 Marauders at this year’s Spring Showcase 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at McPherson Stadium.

After a strong off season of recruiting along with a core group of players returning, the Marauders are poised to climb up the standings in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference under Head Coach Cedric Pearl. Pearl enters his fifth season at the helm of the CSU football program.

Beavers vs. Skyhawks Monday

DAYTON — The Fairborn and Beavercreek high school baseball programs will play under the Fifth Third Stadium lights at 7 p.m. Monday, April 23 as part of the Army High School Baseball Program. The Dayton Dragons have been hosting the Miami Valley’s best baseball teams since 2006 and are proud to continue the tradition for a 13th consecutive year.

All games are free to attend. Gates will open 30 minutes prior to the first game played that day. High schools may provide their own public address announcers, broadcasters, cheer squads and national anthem singers. This year’s series of games will raise approximately $30,000 for the schools to help with the cost of uniforms, equipment, and bus transportation. For a complete listing of the scheduled games, go to: milb.com/dragons/news.

Golf Outing in May

XENIA — The Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce’s 42nd Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23. The outing tees off with a with a 10 a.m. shotgun start at WGC Golf Course. The event will be packed with hole contests, door prizes, a raffle, 50/50 raffle and Mulligans.

The cost is $85 per player, $340 for a foursome. Golfers will receive greens fee and cart, a steak dinner, team photo, and beverages. The WGC driving range will be free of charge starting at 8:30 a.m. Corporate sponsorship is available. Registration deadline is May 18. To become a sponsor or to register visit www.xacc.com. For questions call the chamber office at 937-372-3591 or email admin@xacc.com.

Drifting registration open

XENIA — Registration is now being accepted for the May 19 Drift Indy event at Kil-Kare Raceway. Cost is $99 per entrant. Drift Indy full-day events are for all drivers wanting and needing seat time.

Guest instructors will show up on occasion to help drivers progress and get better. Spectator tickets are $15 at Kil-Kare, kids 12 & under get in free. Spectators welcome, $15 at the gate, kids 12 & under are free. Go to driftindy.com for more details and to register.

Yellow Springs names first Hall class

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Yellow Springs High School Athletic Department announced its inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame Class, April 17. The 2018 Inaugural Class inductees are Leo Frank Hughes (Class of 1935), Charlie Coles (1959), Sterling Wright (1969), Leroy Bondurant (coach), Sarah Lowe (1973), Marcus Johnson (1974), John Gudgel (1975), Shirley Cummins (1976), Bill Hardman (1977), Tyson Bondurant (1978), Teresa Bondurant Wagner (1979), Greg Ayers (1985), Matt Brunsman (1990) and Andrew Pierce (1997).

The Class of 2018 Hall of Fame banquet will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. Saturday June 30 at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs. Cost is $25, while tickets last. Tickets can be purchased in the Yellow Springs High School Athletic Office, or electronically by PayPal to YS_Boosterclub@yahoo.com.

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