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High School

Fast start aids Fairborn win

FAIBORN — The Fairborn boys varsity basketball team jumped out to a 21-6 lead after eight minutes of play and rolled on to a 66-47 win Tuesday over Riverside Stebbins. It was the Skyhawks’ first win of the still-young season. No individual statistics were provided by Fairborn (1-3, 1-1 Greater Western Ohio Conference, American South). Fairborn plays at West Carrollton at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15.

Carroll falls to Urbana

RIVERSIDE — T.K. Robinson led Carroll with 13 points, while Eli Ramsey and Jack Seltsam scored 10 points each, but visiting Urbana jumped out to a 16-6 lead in the first quarter, then put the game away by outscoring the Patriots 17-5 in the fourth, to claim Tuesday’s 52-39 boys varsity basketball win at Carroll High.

Golden Eagles bash the ‘Bolts

BELLBROOK — After giving up 13 points to Clayton Northmont in the game’s opening quarter, host Bellbrook limited the Thunderbolts to 16 points for the rest of the game in Monday’s 62-29 girls varsity basketball win.

Eleven different girls entered the scoring column for Bellbrook, with Cassidy Hofacker being the only one in double figures with 17 points. Hofacker also had the shot of the night when, with 1.5 seconds left in the first half, she took an inbounds pass on the left side of the court, took two dribbles to her left and hit a half-court buzzer beater to send the Eagles in to the locker room up by 13.

Erin Mangen led Northmont (1-4) with 12 points. Bellbrook (4-2 overall, 2-0 in the Southwestern Buckeye League’s Southwestern Division) will host co-division leading Monroe (4-0, 4-0) at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17.

Carroll girls win again

RIVERSIDE — A couple days after scoring a career-best 35 points in a win over Roger Bacon, Amanda Schroeder scored the second most points of her career (27) in Monday’s Carroll girls basketball home win over New Carlisle Tecumseh. Patriots teammates Morgan King (12 points) and Sydney Ingram (10) also got into double-figure scoring in the win, and Schroeder turned in a double-double by hauling in 13 rebounds as well. The loss was the first of the season for Tecumseh (5-1). Carroll, now 7-0 overall, will return to Greater Catholic League Co-Ed play at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17 when they play at Cincinnati Purcell Marian.

LCA wins at home

XENIA — The Xenia Legacy Christian Academy girls basketball team defeated Springfield Emmanuel Christian, 49-21, on Monday in a Metro Buckeye League contest in Xenia. LCA is now 5-2 overall, 1-1 in MBC play. The Knights will next play at 6 p.m. Thursday at Troy Christian. Individual statistics were not provided by either team.

Middle School

Xenia Warner defeats Springfield Gold

XENIA — Xenia Warner’s eighth grade boys basketball team defeated Springfield gold, 60-32, Tuesday. Alex Williams was the high scorer with 24 points. Michael Thompson added 10, Zack Gaither and Matthew Caupp each had six points, Dylan Hoosier scored five, Trevor McGuinness added four, Cole English scored three, and Kevin Johnson had two.

Skyhawk girls fall to Troy

TROY — The eighth grade Skyhawks girls basketball team started off slow in the first half allowing Troy to get out to a 22-7 lead. Fairborn turned it around after halftime and won the third quarter 9-8 and the fourth quarter 11-6, but it wasn’t enough as they fell 36 to 27 on Tuesday.

Upcoming events

Fairborn induction set for Jan. 14

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn High School Athletic Department will host its third Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony beginning with a 4:30 p.m. dinner on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 in the FHS Commons.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class consists of Ed McCloud (Class of 1964, Fairborn HS – Football/Baseball), Jackie (Smith) Whitaker (Class of 1981, Park Hills HS – Volleyball/Girls Basketball/Softball), Veasna Tith (Class of 1998, Fairborn HS – Boys Tennis), Fred J. Buschmeyer (Coach, Fairborn HS – Track & Field/Cross Country/Basketball) and the 1970 Boys Basketball District Championship team.

The official induction ceremony will take place at approximately 7 p.m. after the junior varsity boys basketball game and right before the scheduled 7:30 p.m. boys varsity game, at the Baker Memorial Fieldhouse, located at Baker Middle School, in Fairborn.

Xenia Athletic Hall of Fame ceremonies set

XENIA — The 2016 class of inductees to the Xenia Hall of Fame will be introduced at the Jan. 13, 2017 Xenia High School boys varsity basketball game. This is the sixth class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class — consisting of William “Bill” Wilson (track, and cross country coach 1954-‘79), Dr. David Hazel (football, track, class of 1970), Erin Hawley (swimming, 2008), Kristi Cope Elsman (soccer, basketball, 1993), Nick Ungard (golf, basketball, 1952), Richard Bennett (educator, coach, civic leader, 2016); Shawn Thigpen (basketball, track, 1993), Steve Smith (wrestling, 1988) and the 1985-‘86 XHS wrestling team — will attend the induction ceremony, which is set for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 100 Country Club Drive. Any community member may attend. Call Gregg Cross at 937-372-5417 to make reservations by Dec. 23.

Professional

Here’s some gift ideas for Cincinnati Reds fans

CINCINNATI — Looking for the best holiday gifts for your favorite Reds fan? Check out these annual top 10 gift picks for the holiday season.

1. Holiday Gift Pack & Reds Nutcracker: Get the limited edition 2017 Reds nutcracker in the new Holiday Gift Pack that includes four ticket credits that can be used for any combination of 2017 regular season games, excluding Opening Day. Prices start as low as $40. Available online at Reds.com/Holiday or the Reds kiosks at the Kenwood Towne Centre and the Florence Mall.

2. Pick-6 Plan: Get an exclusive Eric Davis 30/30 dual bobblehead when you purchase the 2017 Reds Pick-6 Plan presented by McDonald’s®. Fans can pick ANY six regular season home games (excluding Opening Day) and also receive six free McDonald’s® Extra Value Meals®. This exclusive bobblehead commemorates the 30th anniversary of Davis becoming the first Red to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the same season in 1987. Available at reds.com/Pick6 or (513) 765-7500.

3. Reds Heads Kids Club Membership: Reds Heads Kids Club is the official fan club for Reds fans ages 3-12. The 2017 kit includes a backpack, jersey, bobblehead and exclusive merchandise plus members-only ballpark experiences like player autograph sessions. Available online at Reds.com/KidsClub or the Reds kiosks at the Kenwood Towne Centre and the Florence Mall.

4. Reds Rookies Baby Fan Club Membership: Reds Rookies, the official baby club of the Reds, is drafting members up to three years old. As a member, babies receive a hooded towel, Gapper plush cuddle-up, picture frame, diaper bag tag plus a voucher for free Reds tickets. Available online at Reds.com/Rookies or the Reds kiosks at the Kenwood Towne Centre and the Florence Mall.

5. Club Red: Club Red is an exclusive club for Reds fans between the ages of 13-17. For only $10, members receive four tickets to a Reds game plus a club t-shirt. New for 2017: Unique volunteer opportunities to fulfill service hours. Membership is $10 and available online at Reds.com/ClubRed or at Kenwood Towne Centre and Florence Mall.

6. Reds Gift Cards: The new Reds Gift Cards are the perfect option for your favorite Reds fan. Gift cards can be loaded with any denomination ($10 and up) and redeemed for Reds tickets, concessions and merchandise at Great American Ball Park: reds.com/GiftCards.

7. Pete Rose Hit Collection: The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum’s “Pete Rose Hit Collection” fundraising campaign features 4,256 baseballs, each signed by Pete and stamped with the official Pete Rose Hit Collection logo and that baseball’s unique hit number. By purchasing a Hit Collection baseball, you become the owner of that hit and help support the Pete Rose sculpture project: redsmuseum.org or (513) 765-7923.

8. Reds Winter Gear: The Reds Team Shop at Great American Ball Park has the best selection of Reds apparel including cold weather gear such as jackets, sweaters, hoodies and many different styles of fun knit hats. The Team Shop is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: (513) 765-7950.

9. Reds Authentics: Game-used, one-of-a-kind, autographed and authenticated baseballs, bats, helmets and jerseys make great holiday gifts. Items can be purchased at reds.com/Authentics.

10. Reds Hall of Fame & Museum Membership: An annual membership to the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum gives fans free museum admission, Redsfest passes, exclusive access to special events, batting cage passes, collectible gifts and more: redsmuseum.org or (513) 765-7923.

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