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FAIRBORN — Fairborn High School’s Jordan Michael was selected to the Associated Press Division I All-Ohio Honorable Mention squad earlier this week. The six-foot senior Skyhawk was the only boys high school basketball player in Greene County to be recognized with all-state honors this season.

Michael averaged 20.4 points scored, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game this season and led the Skyhawks to the Division I district finals. Michael was named to the Southwest District D-I second team, was the Greater Western Ohio Conference South Player of the Year and was a first-team all-GWOC choice.

He will attend Lake Erie College, in Painesville, on a basketball scholarship.

(A complete listing of the Boys AP All-Ohio teams can be found on the next page.)

Xenia Youth Athletic Association scholarship available

XENIA — The Xenia Youth Athletic Association scholarship is now accepting applications. The one-time, non-renewable scholarship has no restrictions as long as you’re a former member of the XYAA who participated for a minimum of one full season, and who is a graduating senior.

The money is to be used for any educational training beyond high school at any university, college, technical, nursing or tertiary school. It will be apportioned to the recipient or recipients chosen by the scholarship committee. The scholarship is intended to be used toward first-year tuition fees with payment dispersed directly upon the student’s certification of enrollment.

Participants must turn in a 500-word essay, typed and double-spaced, to P.O. Box 267 Xenia, OH 45385 by April 18. Include your name, address and phone number on the essay.

Upon inability to use the scholarship during the ensuing school year, the recipient forfeits all claims and rights of the award and will notify the XYAA board. The criteria for awarding the scholarship shall include but not be limited to the following:

- Xenia resident;

- Exemplary academic commitment; 3.0 cumulative GPA;

- Demonstrated involvement in local civic engagement activities;

- submission of a 500 word essay in which the applicant describes how football has enriched his/her life.

Raiders to play at Ohio University in CIT

FAIRBORN — The Wright State men’s basketball team will play its second-round Collegeinsider.com (CIT) game at 2 p.m. Saturday at Ohio University in Athens.

The Raiders (21-14) defeated East Carolina on the road, 73-59, Tuesday night led by seniors A.J. Pacher and Matt Vest with 20 and 12 points respectively. The Bobcats (24-11) held off Cleveland State, 64-62, Wednesday to advance.

The game can be heard live on The Big 106.5 FM with Chris Collins and Jim Brown.

Raiders baseball players earn weekly honors

FAIRBORN — Wright State baseball players Kieston Greene, Joey Hoelzel and Jason DeFevers were recognized for weekly honors for the week ending March 16.

Greene earned Horizon League Batter of the Week honors. Greene batted .500 in a season opening three-game sweep of University of Illinois Chicago.

Hoelzel earned Horizon League Pitcher of the Week honors with a five-strikeout seven-inning performance in Wright State’s first-game win over UIC.

DeFevers was recognized as the College Sports Madness Horizon League Player of the Week. In the final game of the UIC series, the Raiders’ sophomore catcher went 5-for-5, with two doubles, at the plate with six runs batted in and three runs scored.

WSU (9-9, 3-0 Horizon) will host a three-game series with Horizon League newcomer Oakland (Mich.) starting at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Nischwitz Stadium.

Dutch Lions aiding in artificial surface addition

DAYTON — The Dayton Dutch Lions have announced a plan to add an artificial playing surface to the West Carrollton High School Stadium as part of a partnership with the school.

The Dutch Lions have previously invested in two grass fields at the same location. This gives the Dutch Lions youth academy a lighted turf field, allowing them to play throughout the year. This also brings the entire Dayton Dutch Lions organization, including the men’s USL PRO and women’s USL W-League teams, to a single location.

The field will be officially opened on May 10 when international soccer legend Ruud Gullit, winner of both the World and European Player of the Year awards, comes to West Carrollton for the kickoff of the Dayton Dutch Lions FC and LA Galaxy II match. The first two USL PRO matches will be played at Beavercreek High School while the construction project is being completed.

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