XENIA - Seven Xenia Buccaneers players scored in double figures to lead the hosts to a convincing win over the visiting Knights, but Greenon coach Todd Shuttleworth knew what he was getting himself into. He hoped to learn from the contest.
"We're not going to face this type of pressure in our league (the Central Buckeye Conference). ... We're glad we came down, because we just wanted to learn and have a good dress rehearsal before the season starts."
COLUMBUS (AP) — There was a time when Ohio State players could look forward to a break after trading bruises with archrival Michigan. Not anymore. At least, not this year. No sooner did the second-ranked Buckeyes escape Michigan Stadium with a 42-41 victory — thanks to Tyvis Powell’s last-minute interception on a two-point conversion pass at the goal line — than they were already immersing themselves in preparation for yet another make-or-break game. Tuesday, December 3, 2013
CLAYTON — In a back and forth contest that saw as many as 10 lead changes prior to the fourth quarter, the Northmont and Xenia boy’s basketball teams found themselves tied at 60. That’s when first-year Northmont coach Collin Abels called timeout with 4:48 remaining in the contest. Abels told the T-Bolts that the first team to get two or three consecutive stops would likely come out on top. Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Staff Report We cover Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Carroll, Cedarville, Fairborn, Greenon, Greeneview, Xenia, Xenia Christian and Yellow Springs high schools. To call in your result, dial (937) 372-4444, Ext. 131 or send email to xeniagazette.com. BOYS BASKETBALL BEAVERCREEK 60, SIDNEY 42: The visiting Beavers opened up a 29-19 lead at halftime, held that lead in the third quarter then pulled away by out-scoring Sidney 17-9 in the final quarter to win Saturday’s game. No individual statistics were available for Beavercreek. Tyren Cox and Lorenzo Taborn led Sidney with 10 points each. Beavercreek (2-0) in consecutive road games to start the season, will have its home opener tonight against Springboro. Monday, December 2, 2013
KETTERING — The Carroll High School girls basketball reputation stood up to its hype, Friday night. Behind a 28-point performance by senior forward Madison Schroeder, and 30 turnovers created by their defense, the visiting Patriots claimed a 68-49 win over previously unbeaten Miami Valley. Saturday, November 30, 2013
KETTERING — There can be growing pains when a team tries to install a new head coach and a new system. And while they showed flashes of their potential, the Carroll Patriots were inconsistent down the stretch Friday night at Miami Valley High School. However, some stellar shooting and scrappy play led to a victory over the hosting Rams, 66-58. Saturday, November 30, 2013
HAMILTON — The Xenia Buccaneers nearly doubled the fourth-quarter scoring output of host Hamilton Big Blue and rallied from a slight halftime deficit for Friday night’s season opening 61-49 win. Brent Bauer led Xenia (1-0) with 13 points, Khiyani Harris added 11 points and Bobo Jones finished with 10 to lead the Buccaneers’ win. Nine of the 12 players listed in the scorebook scored in the game. Friday, November 29, 2013
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bragging rights are taking a backseat for a change in this Iron Bowl. It’s No. 1 Alabama versus No. 4 Auburn Saturday in a rivalry game that has reached epic proportions in the state beyond even the usual craving for 364 days of rubbing it in. The winner of only the second Top-5 matchup in the Iron Bowl’s 78-year history will play for the Southeastern Conference championship, and live on in the national title derby. “Oh man, it’s going to be a battle,” Crimson Tide receiver Kevin Norwood said. Friday, November 29, 2013
XENIA — Saturday’s Foundation Game scrimmages were a chance for the teams to play under the lights, in front of a crowd in a gametime setting, and the Xenia High School girls and boys programs enjoyed every moment of it. Both teams won. The girls team, behind sophomore Mackenna Taylor’s game-high 19-point effort, defeated Springfield Shawnee by a 46-35 count. The Buccaneers never trailed. Monday, November 18, 2013
CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker James Harrison was asked if he’d ever had a moment like the one safety Tony Dye was celebrating. “Who?” Harrison said. A reporter pointed across the locker room to a young player getting interviewed. “No. 44?” Harrison said. Yeah, that guy. The one that returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in his first game in the NFL, getting to be a big part of the biggest quarter in Bengals history. And just the latest out-of-the-spotlight player to contribute to Cincinnati’s rise as undisputed AFC North leader. Monday, November 18, 2013
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — It took Jimmie Johnson just 13 races into his rookie season with Hendrick Motorsports to prove to his team he was a rare talent. He had just won at Dover for his second victory in four weeks and was debriefing with crew chief Chad Knaus when he brought up a sensation he felt in the car that day that he was certain came from wind blowing through a gap in the grandstands. Monday, November 18, 2013
XENIA -- Makenna Taylor scored a game-high 19 points, Unique Conner finished with 8, and the host Xenia Buccaneers girls basketball team never trailed during Saturday's Foundation Day scrimmage game at Xenia High School.
Bucs coach Jerry Toliver appreciated his team's effort, but hopes his team commits a few less fouls the next time out.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Peyton Manning is taking a beating. The Broncos’ offensive line is battered and his right ankle is throbbing. And now here come the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs, leading the league in sacks. Fans in Denver would love to put a Brink’s truck around their hobbled quarterback for Sunday night’s showdown pitting the divisional rivals who have combined to go 17-1. They might be surprised, however, to hear Jack Del Rio doesn’t share their affinity for the concept known as “max protect.” Thursday, November 14, 2013
XENIA — The Greene County Fish and Game Association held its annual Youth Hunt on Nov. 9 at its facility on 1538 Union Road for club member’s children and grandchildren. The hunt, which was held for club members’ children and grandchildren, started on the facility’s trap ranges, after the youth were signed in by an adult club member. Youth Chairman Larry Rowland managed the signing in process which began at 7:30 a.m. The club opened at 1 p.m. for adult and youth hunters. Until then, the club “belonged to the kids,” Rowland said. Thursday, November 14, 2013
Division I Mr. Soccer: Jack Clark, Mason Player of the Year: Clark Coach of the Year: Chris Payne, Mentor Assistant Coach of the Year: Mark Laux, Findlay First Team — Chase Betenson, Twinsburg; Christopher Brennan, Copley; Camden Buescher, Toledo St. John’s Jesuit; Jack Clark, Mason; Donny Deep, Olentangy Liberty; Tyson Dishman, Ashland; Shayne Gossell, Beavercreek; Christian Grimme, Gahanna Lincoln; Austin Harrell, Cincinnati St. Xavier; Ben Kinney, Dublin Coffman; Jake Lombardo, Mentor; Jesse Marinaro, Brunswick; Kyle Watson, Warren Howland; Doug Welker, Zanesville; Scotty Welker, Solon; Gabe Welp, West Chester Lakota West; John Wendt, Sylvania Northview. Wednesday, November 13, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers breezed Wednesday to baseball’s Cy Young Awards. Kershaw won the prize as the National League’s best pitcher for the second time in three seasons after posting a 1.83 ERA — lowest in the majors in 13 years. Wednesday, November 13, 2013
The Greene County area can boast of four first-team all-Ohio high school soccer student-athletes, a pair of coaches who were named Assistant Coach of the Year, and several more area athletes who were named to their respective second teams. Beavercreek senior defender Shayne Gossel was a first-team selection in Division I boys, while Fairborn senior forward Jordan Foster was a first-teamer on the Division I girls squad. Wednesday, November 13, 2013
CINCINNATI (AP) — The AFC North race, just like so many Bengals games, is far from finished. Cincinnati has lost back-to-back games in overtime, wasting a chance to take a commanding lead in their division. Now the Bengals (6-4) are only one game ahead of the Ravens (4-5) and the Browns (4-5) in the loss column. Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Jessie Jarrett, a 2010 Bellbrook High School graduate, was named to the 2013 Atlantic-10 Women’s Soccer all-conference first team last week. The 10-member first team is voted on by the 12 coaches in the Atlantic 10 Conference. A senior defender, Jarrett started all 18 regular-season games for St. Louis University. She anchored a Billikens defense that posted a 0.84 goals against average and four shutouts in eight A-10 contests. Tuesday, November 12, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — Terry Francona of the Cleveland Indians and Clint Hurdle of the Pittsburgh Pirates won the Manager of the Year awards Tuesday after guiding their small-budget teams to charming turnarounds. Francona edged John Farrell of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox for the American League honor 112 points to 96 in a close vote by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A total of 12 area high school girls volleyball players and Beavercreek coach Tim Green were named to District 15 all-district teams this week. Green guided the Beavercreek Beavers to the Greater Western Ohio Conference Central Division title and the Division I sectional crown before falling to Cincinnati St. Ursula 25-23, 25-15, 25-7 in the district championship game. Beavercreek was ranked 12th in the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association’s final regular season state poll, finishing with a 21-4 overall record. Tuesday, November 12, 2013