Skyhawks lose to Sidney
FAIRBORN — The Fairborn High School Skyhawks boys varsity basketball team dropped to 0-2 on the season and 0-1 in the Miami Valley League, after Tuesday’s 75-60 home loss to Sidney (1-0). Fairborn trailed by 17 points at halftime, but outscored the Yellow Jackets 24-9 in the third quarter to cut the lead to two going into the fourth quarter. The Skyhawks were led in scoring by Bailey Snapp (15 points), Julius Pullen added 13, and Dwight Lewis had 12. Garison Secrest and Blake Huffman both added eight points for the Skyhawks (0-2). The team is back in action this Friday night, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Greenville.
Rams win 3/4ths of Route 72
JAMESTOWN — In the Middle School version of the two schools’ annual Battle of Route 72, Greeneview won three of the four basketball games between the two schools’ teams.
The Greeneview seventh grade girls beat Cedarville, 21-18. Brooklyn Erisman led the Rams with 13 points.
The Rams eighth grade team also won over Cedarville, but by a 28-16 count. Kinley Saunders led the way with eight points scored.
In boys action, Greeneview split with Cedarville. Greeneview’s seventh graders claimed a 35-15 win, with Alex Horney scoring a team-best 14 points. In the eighth-grade game, Cedarville claimed a 50-30 win. Landon Gardner led Greeneview with 13 points scored.
Warner wins opener
GREENVILLE — Xenia Warner’s eighth grade boys basketball team opened its season with a 45-36 victory. Trenton Lee led the Bucs in scoring with 11 points, while Alijah Withers and Juan Underwood scored 10 points each. Warner hosted Tipp City Tippecanoe for a contest at the Benner Field House on Wednesday.
State title games on Spectrum TV
COLUMBUS — Spectrum News 1 will televise all seven OHSAA football state championship games Thursday through Saturday Dec. 5-7, while the OHSAA Radio Network’s weekly preview show is now posted along with details for its coverage of the finals.
For viewers who don’t have Spectrum, the games will be available at www.OHSAA.tv for online viewing, which is free for Spectrum subscribers and $9.99 for non-Spectrum subscribers.
State Finals Schedule
All Games at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton
Home team listed first. Pairings shown with record and final rank.
Division II: No. 1 Massillon Washington (14-0) vs. No. 6 Cincinnati La Salle (12-2) is Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 p.m.
Division VI: No. 1 Anna (13-1) vs. No. 2 New Middletown Springfield (14-0) is Friday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.
Division III: No. 9 Mansfield Senior (13-1) vs. No. 7 Trotwood-Madison (11-3) is Friday, Dec. 6, 3 p.m.
Division I: No 9 Cincinnati Elder (12-2) vs. No. 3 Pickerington Central (13-1) is Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m.
Division VII : No. 7 Lucas (12-2) vs. No. 1 Maria Stein Marion Local (12-2) is Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.
Division IV: No. 4 Newark Licking Valley (14-0) vs. (not ranked) Clyde (10-4) is Saturday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m.
Division V: No. 5 Ironton (13-1) vs. No. 1 Kirtland (14-0) is Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.
Race tickets now on sale at Mid-Ohio
LEXINGTON — Tickets are now on sale for five major motorsports events to be held at the famed Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the 2020 racing season.
Fans can see all the on track action, plus gain access to club weekends not open to the general public, with the purchase of a Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass at the $360 advance price. The regular price is $395 starting March 3. Included with the all access pass are all event general admission tickets and grandstand seating, infield parking, redemption offers for use on site, and other exclusive experiences. A Paddock Pass for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio is also provided. See midohio.com for a summary of all the exclusive benefits of a 2020 Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass.
Now through March 2, fans who buy during the advance purchase window get rewarded with savings of up to $20 on most event tickets. Also, Weekend Motorhome and Tent Camping are available at $20 off regular prices currently. Tickets can be ordered online at midohio.com or 419-884-4000 weekdays during business hours.
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 on Friday, Dec. 6. 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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