Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

Tennis

FAIRBORN 5, DIXIE 0

NEW LEBANON —Fairborn won its first road trip of the season Wednesday, and just before the rains came to washout the junior varsity matches.

Kyla Secrest claimed a 6-2, 6-0 win over Dixie’s Lily Pedrotti; Brooklyn Hunter battled past the Greyhounds’ Holly Flach, 6-4, 6-3; and Acadia Wulf won in three sets 1-6, 6-2, 6-0 over Dixie’s no. 2 singles player Gracie Whitaker.

The Skyhawks’ Shayna Osborne and Preslee Chapman won their first set against Cheyenne Johnson and Reanna Chatterton 6-2 before things tightened up, but in the end Osborne and Chapman pulled out the final set 6-4. Dakota Thacker and Megan Koonce then swept Dixie’s Allie Allen-Judee Backer duo, 6-2, 6-3, to claim the 5-0 team win.

In junior varsity action, the Adele Bowling-Isa Smith duo earned an 8-6 pro set win, but Gabrielle Singer and McKayla Lyons lost their pro set, 8-1. Matches being played by doubles teams Teana Rahmat-Tiana Thomas and Kierra and Jalyn Clayton were both rained out.

Fairborn (3-1) hosted Beavercreek on Thursday on the Community Park tennis courts.

Soccer

Greeneview Alumni game, three other games, Saturday

JAMESTOWN — The annual Greeneview High School Alumni soccer game will take place as the final event of a four-game soccer festival on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Don Nock Field.

The day begins with a 1 p.m. girls varsity soccer game against Tri-County North, followed by a boys junior varsity match up with Waynesville at 3 p.m. The Rams boys varsity team will then take on Waynesville for a 5 p.m. game.

The Alumni Game is set for a 7 p.m. start. All alumni players are asked to bring light and dark shirts to the event. All donations from all four games will go to the David Rowland Soccer Scholarship.

Contact Athletic Director Mark Rinehart (937) 675-9711 or Mark.Rinehart@gvlsd.org, or Loisbubeck@aol.com for more event information.

Football

Xenia jamboree preseason game tonight

XENIA — Xenia High School will host Kettering Fairmont for an Ohio High School Athletic Association-sanctioned preseason Jamboree football game at 7 p.m. at Xenia’s Doug Adams Stadium. As part of Community Night, the Wee Bucs football teams and cheerleaders will be introduced, along with the seventh grade through high school athletic teams, flag corps and cheerleaders within the Xenia City School system.

Admission is $5 with all proceeds going to the OHSAA’s scholarship program, with a donation also being made to the Xenia Senior Center.

State Football tickets now on sale

COLUMBUS – Two types of all-session tickets are now on sale for the Ohio High School Athletic Association football state championship games, which return to Ohio Stadium in Columbus December 3, 4 and 5.

All-session tickets for the seven championship games in the club level, which are the chair-back seats on the west side of the stadium, are $105 each and also permit indoor access in the Huntington Club before, during and after each game. All-session reserved tickets on the east side of the stadium, which don’t include indoor access, are $84 each.

All-session tickets are available online at http://go.osu.edu/OHSAAFB

Single game tickets will go on sale November 29 and cost $10 at the state finalist schools, or at the gate before each game for $15 (club level) and $12 (reserved).

Details for parking and other activities related to the championship games will be announced throughout the fall. The OHSAA football state championship games are hosted by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and The Ohio State University Department of Athletics.

The state semifinal games are Friday, Nov. 28, for Division II, III, V and VII, and Saturday, Nov. 29, for Division I, IV and VI. The schedule for the Division II, III, V and VII state championship games will be announced on the OHSAA’s twitter page at approximately 11 PM on Nov. 28. One of those four divisions will play its state final on Thursday, Dec. 3, with the other three playing on Friday, Dec. 4. The schedule for the Division I, IV and VI state championship games will be announced at approximately 10:30 PM on Nov. 29, with all three of those games set for Saturday, Dec. 5.

COLLEGE

Central State hosting women’s football clinic, Saturday

WILBERFORCE — Central State University will host a Football 101 clinic for women on Aug. 22 in the Smith Hall Auditorium. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with a welcome reception set immediately afterward. Marauders head coach Cedric Pearl’s first remarks, as part of a Question & Answer session, are set for 10 a.m. The free clinic to all women interested in learning about the game of football will also have learning exercises and activities, which are slated to begin at 10:15 a.m.

Central State football hosting Fan Appreciation Day

WILBERFORCE — CSU football to host Fan Appreciation Day on August 22nd The Central State football team will hold Fan Appreciation Day at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22 at McPherson Memorial Stadium. Admission is free and the gates will open at 1 p.m.

Marauder fans will be able to view the 2015 team in an inter-squad scrimmage. The CSU Athletic Department will supply 2015 football team schedules and facilitate contests and giveaways throughout the afternoon. Students are also encouraged to stop by the CSU Sports Information table for details on tickets and upcoming events throughout the 2015-16 school year.

Throughout the event, students who are followers of the CSU athletics Twitter, Facebook and Instagram website accounts will be randomly selected for prizes. Follow CSU on its new social media pages to be eligible to win today.

Compiled by Zach Gregory and John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

Compiled by Zach Gregory and John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

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