Benner Field House Classic on Friday
XENIA — Xenia High School will play host to the Benner Field House Classic on Friday, Nov. 29 at the famed basketball arena. Benner Field House is located at 316 Edison Boulevard, just north of downtown Xenia.
Three boys high school varsity basketball games are scheduled. In the 5 p.m. opening game, Greene County schools Bellbrook will take on Xenia Legacy Christian. Division I programs Springboro and Fairfield will play in the second game at 6:45 p.m., then host Xenia will round out the night with a game with county rival Beavercreek at 8:30 p.m.
Beavercreek’s Bell signs with Navy
BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School Athletic Department announced on Tuesday that wrestler Gavin Bell has signed to wrestle at the U.S. Naval Academy. Bell, a state qualifier and national high school All-American, wrestled at 152 pounds last season. According to the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s website, Bell finished last season with a 9-1 record, with three pins.
Relatives of XHS 1921 team sought
XENIA — The Xenia High School Athletic Hall of Fame is seeking any relatives of the school’s 1921 undefeated football team. The committee plans on inducting the team among its 2019 class of inductees. The 1921 team finished the season at 9-0 and recorded eight shutouts, outscoring their opponents 222-7.
The early press coverage of the team mentioned most players by their last names only. Here’s an alphabetical listing of team members that the committee has on hand (first names, if available in parentheses):
Ballentyne (Bob); Botorff; Boxwell; Chandler; Cowan (Carl); Currie (Arthur); Currie (Don); David; Douthett; Edwards; Ferguson; Flax; Fuller; Harbison; Hendrickson; Humble; Keller (G.); Lane; Lawrence (Purdom); Lonnes (“Doc”); Mendenhall, Manager; McCallister, (Marcus), team captain; McCallister (N.); Peller (K.); Randall (Tad); Reutinger (Eddie); Robinson; Seaman; Smith; Smith; Terrell, Assistant Manager; Yeakley (Robert). The team was coached by Jerry L. Katherman.
Player relatives are urged to contact the committee at 937-372-5417.
Football all-session tickets on sale
COLUMBUS — Two all-session ticket options are on sale for the 2019 OHSAA football state championship games, which will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village in Canton, Dec. 5-7. The Stadium Club all-session ticket package includes access to the indoor club level during each game and outdoor premium cushioned seats. The Stadium Club package also includes complimentary admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame adjacent to the stadium. The Stadium Club packages are $140 each. Also on sale are all-session general admission tickets, which do not include indoor access or complimentary Hall of Fame access. They sell for $85 each. A limited number of VIP parking passes will go on sale soon. Single-game tickets go on sale in late October. The all-session ticket packages are available at: www.profootballhof.com/tickets .
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, 2020. (No tours on Dec. 7 due to Redsfest). 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.
Reds offering Holiday Gift Pack
CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds Holiday Gift Pack and 2020 Fan Club Memberships are on sale now at reds.com/Holiday and the Reds kiosk at the Kenwood Towne Centre.
This year’s Holiday Gift Pack includes a limited-edition Buddy the Elf™ bobblehead and four ticket credits that can be used for any combination of 2020 regular season games, excluding Opening Day. Prices for the Holiday Gift Pack start as low as $40.
In the 2003 classic holiday movie “Elf”, Buddy the Elf™ (played by Will Ferrell) travels from the North Pole to New York City to find his family.
Also for sale online and at Kenwood are 2020 memberships to the three official Fan Clubs of the Reds.
The Holiday Gift Pack and Fan Club Membership kits are available at:
• Kenwood Towne Centre: 7875 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45236 (kiosk near Cheesecake Factory mall entrance)
• Online: reds.com/Holiday
• By phone: 513-765-7500
• Great American Ball Park: Administrative lobby (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Holiday Gift Packs and Fan Club Memberships also will be available at FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by PNC Bank on Dec. 6-7 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Visit Reds.com/Tickets for all 2020 ticketing plans and options.
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