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A six-member contingent of Doug Yates Karate School martial artists competed in the USANKF National Karate Championship, July 14-17 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Team members are: (First row, left to right) Mason Bolton; Arison Boswell; and A.J. Anderson. Second row, left to right: Aiden Grooms; coach Doug Yates; Spencer Wilson; and Team USA qualifier Nicole Fisher.


Submitted photo.

MARTIAL ARTS

Fisher retains spot on U.S. National team

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — A six-member team from the Doug Yates Karate School, located at 117 N. Allison Ave. in Xenia, competed with athletes from across the country for top honors in the 2016 USANKF National Karate Championship and U.S. Team Trials.

Local United States Team member Nicole Fisher of Beavercreek battled her way through the elimination rounds and finished with the Silver Medal in the Women’s 18-20 Elite Kumite +68 kg. category. The top two finishers are selected to represent the United States around the world. Fisher’s finish enables her to retain her spot on Team USA.

This is Fisher’s third-straight year making the USA Squad. She will be competing at the Pan American Karate Federation (PKF) Championship August 22-28, 2016 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Other Yates team results:

• Eleven-year-old Arison Boswell of Xenia took the Gold Medal in the Advanced Female Short Weapons Division, this is her 7th Gold Medal in National Championships.

• Nine-year-old A.J. Anderson of Xenia took the Silver Medal in the Novice Male Long Weapons Division.

• Eleven-year-old Mason Bolton of Xenia took the Bronze Medal in the Advanced Male Short Weapons Division.

• Eleven-year-old Aiden Grooms of Xenia took the Bronze Medal in the Intermediate Male Short Weapons Division.

• Thirteen-year-old Spencer Wilson did not medal but did an outstanding job in the Advanced Division.

RUNNING

Patriot 5K Run set for July 30

RIVERSIDE — The Carroll Women’s Soccer 2016 Patriot 5-Kilometer Run will be held on Saturday, July 30 at Carroll High School, located at 4524 Linden Avenue. New for this year is The Little Pats Lap, for runners 7 years old and younger.

The event will start and end at Carroll High School’s Patriot Stadium, with the Little Pats Lap set for 8:40 a.m. and the Patriot 5K set to go off at 9 a.m.

Registration fee is $26 for adults, $21 for students. Little Pat contestants’ fee is $6. Kids 13 and under in the 5K pay $16. Race day registration begins at 8 a.m. Runners can signup online at www.alliancerunning.com/race-entry.php?id=83 through midnight, July 28. T-shirts are guaranteed to runners who register by July 15.

For more details, please go to www.carrollhs.org.

BASKETBALL

Girls fall leagues filling now

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School girls basketball program will be hosting the 17th Annual Girls Basketball Fall League from Sept. 11 to Oct. 23 on Sundays at the high school, located at 2660 Dayton-Xenia Road.

All teams will play a total of seven games on five Sundays with no game TBA (to accommodate the college exposure tournaments, date subject to change).

The league will be a total of 12 high school teams (ninth through 12th grade). There will be 8-10 girls per team, keeping in mind that only two players from each school may play on the same team (per the Ohio High School Athletic Association rule). Space is limited to 120 players and restricted based on OHSAA rules. The talent level will be balanced as much as possible across all teams and a coach will be supplied for each team.

Deadline is Aug. 22, or until the league is full. Cost is $75 per player, which includes a numbered jersey. Make checks payable to: Beavercreek Athletic Boosters.

Questions should be directed to Art Zimmerman at 937-426-9509, or send email to: BHSfallleague@aol.com. Additional registration forms may be downloaded from http://beavercreekathletics.com/ or Facebook – Beavercreek Fall League.

A six-member contingent of Doug Yates Karate School martial artists competed in the USANKF National Karate Championship, July 14-17 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Team members are: (First row, left to right) Mason Bolton; Arison Boswell; and A.J. Anderson. Second row, left to right: Aiden Grooms; coach Doug Yates; Spencer Wilson; and Team USA qualifier Nicole Fisher.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_2016-Nationals-Team_PS.jpgA six-member contingent of Doug Yates Karate School martial artists competed in the USANKF National Karate Championship, July 14-17 in Pittsburgh, Pa. Team members are: (First row, left to right) Mason Bolton; Arison Boswell; and A.J. Anderson. Second row, left to right: Aiden Grooms; coach Doug Yates; Spencer Wilson; and Team USA qualifier Nicole Fisher. Submitted photo.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send all sports information to the following email addresses: sports@xeniagazette.com, and/or jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send all sports information to the following email addresses: sports@xeniagazette.com, and/or jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you.

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