August 7, 2014

Reds, MLB unveil 2015 All-Star Game logo

CINCINNATI — Major League Baseball, the Cincinnati Reds and local officials from the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County today unveiled the official logo of the 2015 All-Star Game, which will be played at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

The official logo of Baseball’s 86th Midsummer Classic features a nostalgic design, symbolic of the historic heritage of the Reds franchise in professional baseball. The iconic pill box hat and handlebar mustache is a playful reflection on some of the sport’s original players. The etched type celebrates the jewel event as a flying star punctuates the copy. The crossed bats represent a traditional baseball design, while the addition of deep red creates dimension to the Club’s colors of red and black.

The 2015 All-Star Game will mark the fifth time that the Reds will serve as hosts of the Midsummer Classic, and Great American Ball Park will be the city’s third venue to host the festivities. Crosley Field staged the 1938 and 1953 All-Star Games, while Riverfront Stadium was the venue for the Midsummer Classics of 1970 and 1988. The National League has won three of the four All-Star Games played in Cincinnati.

Wright State gets two verbal commitments

FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s basketball team picked up two verbals this past week, including one from the Miami Valley.

Carly Clodfelter, a 5-foot-10 junior wing from Tipp City Tippecanoe High School, has made her decision to attend Wright State, in an announcement that The Dabbelt Report broke on Twitter earlier this week. Clodfelter is considered the most complete 2016 player in the Dayton area, and was a key part of the Wolves Elite AAU team this summer, coached by Jay Etter.

Also making the decision to attend WSU was Katie Simon, a solid shooter from Findlay Liberty Benton High School.

Three Raiders named to All-League teams

FAIRBORN — Three members of the Wright State women’s soccer team were selected to the College Sports Madness Preseason All-Horizon League Teams that were announced on Wednesday.

Senior defender Allie Metzler was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year and was also chosen to the First Team while junior midfielder Kalee Thompson was also named to the First Team and junior midfielder Ashley Gogolin to the Second Team.

Metzler (Colorado Springs, CO/Palmer), a First Team All-League honoree last season as well as the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, was a main contributor to the Raider defense posting a 0.88 goals against average for the season with nine shutouts. A Second Team All-League performer in 2012, she was part of the league’s All-Newcomer Team in 2011.

Thompson (Colorado Springs, CO/Palmer) tallied three game-winning goals last season against Indiana Purdue-Fort Wayne, Oakland and Green Bay. She also assisted the game-winner at Nevada and also had assists versus Dayton and Findlay.

Gogolin (Gahanna/Lincoln) also was part of the Raider defense that posted a 0.88 goals against average. She was selected Second Team All-Horizon League and to the All-Tournament Team in 2013 along with the All-Newcomer Team in 2012.

Wright State begins exhibition play at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, as the Raiders host Northern Kentucky at Alumni Field. WSU will also have exhibition contests at Evansville (Aug. 10) and at Bowling Green (Aug. 15) before opening the regular season on Friday, Aug. 22, at home with a 7 p.m. matchup against Louisville.

‘Beat Creek’ T-shirts on sale

The Xenia High School cheerleaders, in cooperation with the Xenia Touchdown Club and Trophy Sports, are now taking orders for “BEAT CREEK” T-shirts. The cost is $10 for sizes XS-XL (additional charge for larger shirts). Orders must be turned in no later than Tuesday, Aug. 19 for delivery by Wednesday, Aug. 27. Order forms with payment may be given to any XHS Cheerleader, or the forms can be found at Trophy Sports Center, located at 26 Kinsey Rd., in Xenia. Make checks payable to Trophy Sports.

Xenia High will play its season opening high school football game at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at Beavercreek High School.

Fairborn Picture Days set

FAIRBORN —The Fairborn High School Athletic Department recently announced the scheduled picture day for the Skyhawks Fall Sports teams. All photos will be taken on Aug. 11 at various locations around the school, as follows:

Girls Volleyball (8-8:45 a.m. at the high school gym); Girls Tennis (8:45-9:15 a.m. at the tennis courts); Boys Soccer (9:15-9:45 a.m. FHS Soccer Field); Cross Country (9:45-10:30 p.m. Community Park East, meet at the entrance by the football practice field behind the high school.); Girls Soccer (10:45-11:30 a.m. Group Photo Cover at noon); Cheerleaders (3:30 p.m. at Baker Middle School); Football and Athletic Trainers (4:30 p.m. at Baker Middle School).