Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Basketball

Beavercreek bashes Springfield

BEAVERCREEK — The host Beavers pitched a shutout in the first half of Wednesday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference, Central Division game against Springfield. Beavercreek led 28-0 at halftime, and rolled to a 61-14 win.

The Beaver bench scored 47 of Beavercreek’s 61 points. Kayla Shields and Keaira Youngblood led the way with 10 points each, starter Aleah Caskey finished with eight points and Jaelyn Bean was next with seven.

Beavercreek (15-6, 6-3 GWOC Central) closes out its regular season schedule at 1 p.m. Saturday when they’ll host Kettering Fairmont.

Springboro wins in Fairborn

FAIRBORN — Fairborn’s Evelyn Oktavec scored a team-high eight points, while Kaylie Cook and Courtney Mustard scored six each, in Wednesday’s 61-27 loss to Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division-leading Springboro.

Kelly Wurth led the Panthers with 19 points scored, and Kasey Hughes was next with 14. Springboro (16-3, 9-0 GWOC South) clinched at least a share of the GWOC South title with the win. They host second-place Lebanon at 1 p.m. Saturday Feb. 6.

Fairborn (5-16, 2-7 GWOC South) wraps up its regular season schedule with a 2 p.m. game Saturday, Feb. 6 at Xenia High.

Vikings rally past Xenia

MIAMISBURG — The visiting Buccaneers held a narrow 18-17 halftime lead, but Miamisburg outscored Xenia 27-20 in the second half to claim a 44-38 win, Wednesday night at Miamisburg High School.

Ella Walsh led Xenia with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Tarah Crawford also hauled in 10 rebounds, Cora Stevens added nine points while Trinity Morton and Jada Wallace scored six points apiece.

‘Burg’s Sha’mya Leigh led all scorers with 16 points and teammate Rylie Parkhurst finished with 10.

Xenia (5-16, 3-6 GWOC South) closes out its regular season schedule with a home contest at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 against Fairborn.

Golden Eagles stay undefeated

CLARKSVILLE — Bellbrook kept its undefeated record unblemished with a narrow 33-31 win Monday over Clinton-Massie on Wednesday night. No individual statistics were available. Clinton-Massie has a 17-4 overall record and sits tied for second place in the South Central Ohio League with McLain, two games behind league champ Washington Court House Miami Trace.

Bellbrook (20-0) had another nonleague contest Thursday night at Miamisburg. They’ll then close out their regular season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with a Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division matchup at Brookville.

Urbana rolls over Greenon

ENON — Hunter Rogan scored a game-high 25 points and Kathryn Curnutte tossed in 15 to lead the visiting Hillclimbers to a 69-26 win over Greenon, Wednesday night. No individual statistics were available for Greenon, which lost its 15th straight contest.

Greenon (2-20, 0-10 in the Central Buckeye Conference’s Mad River Division) ends its regular season with the loss. They open postseason play with its Division II sectional tournament opener, at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 against top-seeded Tipp City Tippecanoe. That game will be played at New Carlisle Tecumseh High School.

BASEBALL CAMP

Beavercreek baseball clinic March 12

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School varsity baseball team will hold its sixth annual youth baseball clinic on Saturday, March 12. The clinic is for youth baseball players ages 8-14 and will be held in the main and auxiliary gyms at Beavercreek High School.

The morning session is for players ages 8-10 and costs $30. It begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 11 a.m. The afternoon session is for ages 11-14. The full afternoon session is from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a pitching-only segment from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for older players is $40.

Registration and fees will be processed on the day of the clinic. A camp t-shirt will be provided to all participants. Members of the team and the coaching staff will conduct the clinic. All proceeds from the clinic will go to the Beavercreek varsity baseball team.

Participants should bring their gloves, bats and helmets. Please note that if weather permits, portions of the clinic could be conducted outside. Participants should also bring cleats and suitable clothing.

SPORTS BANQUETS

Masterson to headline First Pitch Banquet

FAIRBORN — The Wright State baseball program has announced that major league pitcher and Beavercreek native Justin Masterson will be the keynote speaker at the 12th annual First Pitch Banquet on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, on the main arena floor in WSU’s Nutter Center.

Justin Masterson is a 2003 graduate of Beavercreek High School where he starred in baseball and basketball. He then attended Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind., for two seasons before transferring to San Diego State University for his junior year. There he pitched for Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn and was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 2nd round of the 2006 MLB draft following the college season. He shot through the minors and made his MLB debut on April 24, 2008.

The First Pitch Banquet features a sit-down dinner along with a silent auction. The cost for the event will be $70 per person or a VIP table for 10 guests costing $1000. The VIP table includes recognition during the program and admission to a pre-event meet and greet with Masterson. The doors will open to the public at 6:30 p.m.

RUNNING

Arnold 5K run set for March 6

COLUMBUS — The 16th annual Arnold 5K will be held on Sunday, March 6 in downtown Columbus. The race is part of the Arnold Sports Festival Weekend. All entrants receive an Arnold 5K race T-shirt and a free entry ($20 value) to the 27th Annual Arnold Sports Festival after the race, plus the top 500 finishers receive Arnold 5K medals.

For more information go to www.runohio.com or contact Matt McGowan – runohio@ee.net, 740-587-0376. The Arnold 5K Pump and Run registration is closed.

SIGNUPS

Fairborn girls softball taking registrations

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Girls Softball Association is now accepting registrations for its fastpitch girls 10U to 18U and slowpitch girls 5-20 leagues. Girls from all communities are welcome.

Registration fee is $70 starting March 1, with a $10 discount for additional family members.

In-person registration will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Feb. 6 and 1-3 p.m. Feb. 21 at The Inside Scoop, located at 313 W. Main St.

For more information, visit the FGSA website at: fgsasoftball.com, or send email to: fgssasoftball.com.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send in your sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send in your sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.