Local Sports Briefs


Bellbrook senior Rachel Heinz returns the ball in a match against Oakwood’s Sarah Haluschak Thursday at Bellbrook High School. Heinz defeated Haluschak in two sets.


Don Tate | Greene County News

HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Tennis

Fairborn tops Stebbins 3-2

FAIRBORN — With the help of the three singles players, the Fairborn girls tennis team defeated Stebbins 3-2, Wednesday at Fairborn High School.

Brooklyn Hunter won 6-1, 6-0 at first singles. Meanwhile, at second singles, Acadia Wulf earned a 6-3, 6-1 victory. Kyla Secrest closed out the win for Fairborn by earning a 6-1, 6-3 decision at third singles.

At doubles, the Skyhawks raced out to good starts, with both teams winning their first sets before faltering.

At first doubles, Shayna Osborne played with Maika Hayashi for the first time, and after wining their first set 6-2, the duo lost the second and third sets 4-6.

At second doubles, Megan Koonce and Dakota Thacker were back together, and they too won their first set 6-3. After losing a close second set 5-7. Since the match had already been decided they played a “Super Tie-Breaker” to determine the winner. The Stebbins duo prevailed 10-3 in the tie breaker to earn the win.

Fairborn (7-6) plays the Rams at 4:30 p.m. Monday at Trotwood-Madison and the Panthers at 4p.m. Tuesday at Springboro High School.

Girls Soccer

Fairborn beats Greenville 6-0

FAIRBORN — The Skyhawks shut out the visiting Greenville girls soccer team, Wednesday at Fairborn High School.

Abby Knaub scored the first goal for Fairborn, with the assist going to Kaitlin Bradley. Bradley had a goal and two assists in the game. Dani Dierker had two goals for the Skyhawks in the game. Dierker’s second goal was assisted by Lauren Thomas. Amanda Floyd scored to make it 5-0 for Fairborn, with the assist going to Bradley. Isabella Carone scored the sixth goal for Fairborn off a Regan Diehl pass.

Miranda Lewis and Alexis Boogaart shared time in the goal for Fairborn. Each had two saves in the shared shutout.

Fairborn (3-2) plays the Beavers at 7 p.m. Saturday at Beavercreek High School.

Golf

Bellbrook defeats Milton-Union

TIPP CITY — The Bellbrook golf team defeated Milton Union Wednesday at Homestead Golf Course. The Golden Eagles won 166-181 on the 36 Par nine-hole course.

The top three finishers of the match were Bellbrook’s Raif Foster (37 Medalist), Alyssa Burritt (40) and Mason Zimmer (42). Milton-Union’s Parker Putoff (44) and Phil Brambough (45) rounded out the top five.

Noah Crosley shot a 47 for the Golden Eagles to round out the school’s top four.

Bellbrook (4-3) plays at the Middletown Christian Invite 1 p.m. Saturday at Brown’s Run Country Club.

Woods Named Associate Head Coach

Scott Woods, currently an assistant coach for the Wright State men’s basketball program, has been named associate head coach for the Raiders, WSU head coach Billy Donlon announced Wednesday.

“Scott has been a vital part of our success over the past eight seasons,” Donlon said. “He has excelled in all aspects of coaching. Current and former players have great respect and care for him because of his knowledge, loyalty and service to their betterment. Scott is going to make a terrific head coach one day.”

Woods has been with the Raiders for eight seasons, including the last five as an assistant coach under Donlon. The Indiana native has helped the Raiders to two post-season appearances in 2013 and 2014, as WSU has received nine All-Horizon League honors during that time. Wright State has posted 148 wins with Woods on staff. He was hired as Director of Operations in 2007 by former WSU head coach Brad Brownell after coaching stints at Saginaw Valley State, Manchester College, and DePauw University.

“I am extremely grateful to Coach Donlon for this opportunity,” Woods said. “I have had the luxury of learning from two outstanding head coaches during my eight years at Wright State. I am both humbled and excited to work in this capacity for Wright State basketball.”

Woods, from 2004-07, played a large role in reviving Saginaw Valley State, a Division II program. The 2006-07 SVSU squad recorded its highest conference placement since the 1997-98 campaign. While an assistant coach at Manchester College from 1998-04, Woods was part of a staff that reached the 100-win mark faster than any coaching staff in school history. Manchester won two conference titles and went to the 1998 Sweet Sixteen during his 6-year tenure.

Woods graduated in 1993 from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. In 2003, he was inducted into Rose-Hulman’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Be Part of the Pacesetter Open

The 33rd Annual Pacesetter Open to benefit Wright State Athletics will be played on Monday, Oct. 5 at Country Club of the North.

All proceeds from the fundraiser will go towards the athletic department in order to help student-athletes.

The day will include a four-player scramble with green fees, golf carts, breakfast, snacks and drinks on the course with lunch, prizes and gifts. Registration starts at 8 a.m. This year’s fall date will enable our supporters the opportunity to meet more of our student-athletes and coaches.

The cost for an individual is $225 and a foursome is $900. There are also sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, contact Jeff Giles at 937-775-2771 or drop him an email at jeff.giles@wright.edu. Visit wsuraiders.com to register.

Bellbrook senior Rachel Heinz returns the ball in a match against Oakwood’s Sarah Haluschak Thursday at Bellbrook High School. Heinz defeated Haluschak in two sets.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_DHT-3b-Tennis-Bellbrook-vs-Oakwood-9-10-2015-0639.jpgBellbrook senior Rachel Heinz returns the ball in a match against Oakwood’s Sarah Haluschak Thursday at Bellbrook High School. Heinz defeated Haluschak in two sets. Don Tate | Greene County News

Compiled by John Bombatch and Zach Gregory. Send sports information to sports@xeniagazette.com.

Compiled by John Bombatch and Zach Gregory. Send sports information to sports@xeniagazette.com.

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