Sports Digest


Bellbrook’s Bybee state bound

BELLBROOK — Cam Bybee qualified to the state meet in the 500-meter freestyle event at the Feb. 15 district meet, and will compete Thursday and Friday Feb. 21-22 in Canton.

Emmalee Benson, Amira Faulkner, Nitika Arora, Cloe Caldwell and Avarie Faulkner competed at the Southwest District swim meet with some great swims. The Bellbrook girls team finished in 24th place.

Carter Caldwell, Zach Hulett, Adam Johnson, Bybee and Keenan McCormick swam at the boys District swim meet, and the team recorded many personal-best times.

Marauders close with a win

WILBERFORCE — In the final game of the 2018-2019 regular season, the Central State Lady Marauders topped Miles College, 62-52, on Monday night.

With the win, the Lady Marauders end the season with a 10-16 overall mark and a 7-10 record in the SIAC. MC falls to 16-9 on the year with a 9-8 ledger in conference play.

Jaeda Davis led CSU with 15 points. Falon Edwards recorded 14 points, six rebounds and five steals. Daesjah Ely scored 13 points and Chervelle Cox contributed 10 points in the victory.

Miles was paced by 16 points from Victoria Sutton.

The Lady Marauders will prepare for the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament, which will be held in Birmingham, Alabama next week. Tournament seeding and scheduling will be announced later this week.

CSU men fall to Miles

WILBERFORCE — Dorian Crutcher led the Marauder men’s college basketball team with 17 points and CSU teammate Tom Johnson scored 16, in a 63-60 home loss Feb. 18 to Miles College. Central State is now 6-22 overall, 4-14 in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, while Miles is now 17-8 overall, 14-4 SIAC.

Greeneview Spring registration

JAMESTOWN — Spring Sports registration at Greeneview High School is now open. All parents and athletes must complete registration before student can begin official tryouts/practices. If not getting an email confirming registration then you are not registered. There is a Forgot Password option through the registration website. If account information is not remembered re-create another account. Meeting dates are also included on the first page of the registration process. All meetings will take place in the high school.

Open rowing event in March

MORAINE — The Dayton Boat Club Junior Teams will be hosting an Open Boathouse Event 2-3 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at 3040 Great Miami River Recreational Trail. No rowing experience is needed. DBC coaches will provide instruction on how to be a competitive rower. Everyone who practices with the team, gets to race with the team. More information is available at daytonboatclub.org, or by sending an email to rowdbc@yahoo.com.

Drift Indy returning to Kil-Kare

XENIA — Drift Indy, the Midwest affiliate for the motor sport of auto drifting, announced its 2019 schedule and several sessions are scheduled for Kil-Kare Raceway.

The 13-event schedule has nine of its events lined up for the Kil-Kare Raceway venue, starting with the series’ first Drifting Clinic of the year on Friday, April 12. Four other Drift Indy events are scheduled for the Grissom Air National Guard airport just north of Kokomo, Ind. Visit driftindy.com for the full series schedule.

Dragons celebrate 20th

DAYTON — The Dayton Dragons minor league baseball club has announced plans for a 20th Season Celebration Game, at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30 at Fifth Third Field in downtown Dayton. The game will match the 2019 Dayton Dragons against a team of Dragons alumni who are still playing in the Cincinnati Reds minor league system.

Go to DaytonDragons.com/CelebrationGame for more ticket information. Single-game ticket sales will begin in mid-February.

Dragons 5K registration open

DAYTON — Registration is under way for the ninth annual Dragons 5K on Saturday, July 20, starting at 8am at Fifth Third Field.

All participants in the race receive four (4) lawn tickets to a future Dragons game, Dragons 5K t-shirt, Dragons hat, NEW finisher’s medal and entry to the post-race party inside Fifth Third Field. Additionally, if participants sign up for the race in the first 30 days (by March 2), they will receive a bonus of two (2) stadium seat tickets to a Dragons game in April/May.

The registration fee is $25 in advance or $30 after July 15. Kids age 17 and under can sign up for $15. Fans can sign up today to reserve their spot at www.daytondragons.com/dragons5ksignup.

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