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Submitted photo The Beavercreek Soccer Association’s Celtics U12 Girls Red Team recently placed second in the Fall Ball soccer tournament. The team includes: (front row) Meredith Dawson, Jules Piersall, Haley Curtis, Aiden Eades, Julia Schloneger, Clare Nartker, Ella Lamb, Paige Buckle; (second row) Coach Katie Jensen, Katie DiFlora, Jocelyn Gale, Sydney Bleh, Emma Fife, Maddie Werner, Miranda Schock, Aubrey Mackay, Michaela Arbogast and Alydia Lawson. Not pictured: Assistant Coach Erika Lethcoe.


HIGH SCHOOL

Bellbrook dominates home meet

BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook boys and girls high school cross country teams each claimed team wins Saturday in their home meet, the Bellbrook Cross Country Invitational.

The Golden Eagles’ Kayla Parker and Madison Pelfrey finished first and second in the girls race. Parker turned in a sub-20 minute time of 19:53.4, the only female to do so, to claim the win. Pelfrey was next in a time of 20:08.1.

Greeneview’s Ocean Morris turned in a top-10 finish. She was sixth in 20:33.5.

Bellbrook’s Minami Ford also placed in the top-10, tenth at 20:54.1.

The Golden Eagles were first ahead of a pair of Division I schools from the Greater Miami Conference — Cincinnati Sycamore and Cincinnati Princeton — with Waynesville and New Lebanon Dixie rounding out the top five. Six full squads of teams competed (Dayton Ponitz was sixth), with Brookville, Carlisle, Dayton Christian, Fairborn, Franklin, Greeneview, Dayton Northridge, Lewisburg Tri-County North and Trenton Edgewood also in the field.

In the boys competition, Trenton Edgewood’s Andrew Testas claimed first place in 16:26.3 (the only boy to run a sub-17 minute time) with Bellbrook’s Connor Robinson (17:11.1), Kyle Miller (17:12.3) and Cole Weslow (17:13.8) finishing second, third and fourth respectively.

Eleven teams had full teams of at least five runners in the boys event. Bellbrook was first followed by Princeton, Dixie, Edgewood and Waynesville in the top-5. Brookville, Fairborn, Carlisle, Northridge, Tri-County North, Franklin, Dayton Christian, Greeneview, Ponitz, Dayton Marshall, and Cincinnati Woodward also in the field.

JV Volleyball

With two road matches left on the schedule, the Xenia girls JV volleyball team won their last home match against Xenia Christian 2-0: 25-13 and 25-10. Xenia (4-12) was led by Sarah Harner 17 points seven aces, Anna Brown 11 points three aces and Bailey Oliver 9 points three aces. The Lady Buccaneers, 3-5 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference, play the Skyhawks at 5:30 p.m. at Fairborn High School.

Youth Soccer

Celtics U12 Girls Red Team earn second place at Fall Ball Classic Soccer Tournament

WEST CHESTSER — The Beavercreek Soccer Association’s Celtics U12 Girls Red Team walked away with the second place trophy for the U12 Girls Gold Division in the Fall Ball Classic Soccer Tournament, Sept. 26 & 27. More than 250 soccer teams and an estimated 3,000 players traveled from seven states to the historic Voice of America Park in West Chester, Ohio, to compete.

COLLEGE

All-Ohio returns to Cedarville University on Friday

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University will again host the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championships on Friday at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course.

It’s the sixth year in a row that the Yellow Jackets have welcomed the state’s largest intercollegiate cross country meet to campus.

The 61st annual men’s championship 8K race will be at 2p.m. The 35th annual women’s championship 6K is scheduled for 2:45.

A total of 54 schools from NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, and junior colleges will be represented. More than 1,400 runners are expected to participate.

Akron is the two-time defending men’s champion while Malone is the reigning women’s champ.

As expected, Division I schools have dominated the overall titles. The only ‘small’ schools to win the women’s trophy are Cedarville (2008) and Malone (2014).

On the men’s side, Malone has won the overall crown eight times with the last one coming in 2008. Other non-Division I schools to win are Oberlin (1955) and Ohio Wesleyan (1956).

The course is located just off State Route 72 north of the Village of Cedarville. Parking is $7.00 per vehicle for all fans.

15th Annual Turkey Shoot Golf Outing

WGC Golf Course in partnership with Groceryland will be hosting the 15th Annual Turkey Shoot golf outing on Saturday, October 10, 2015 with all proceeds going to charity.

Each year, this event has served more and more of Xenia’s needy. The money is given to Groceryland, who then distributes vouchers for a complete Thanksgiving dinners to the FISH Pantry. In addition, VISX (Volunteers In Service for Xenia) serves over 500 free Thanksgiving dinners. This year the dinner will be served at the Xenia Adult Recreation and Services Center on East Church Street and they will deliver Thanksgiving meals to shut ins. The Turkey Shoot donation has provided the food for these dinners for the past nine years.

The first fourteen Turkey Shoots have generated close to $80,000 in donations, which has gone far in helping thousands of people in need.

For a $55 donation, participants get golf, cart, gift of appreciation for our 15th year, all the burgers, hot dogs, chili, hot chocolate and pop that you want AND there is a contest on every hole. Those interested can be a Hole sponsor for $65.

Volunteers can also donate prizes for the raffle. Any donations are greatly appreciated.

We appreciate any assistance you might be able to provide. Contact Deanna Lockstedt at 372-1202 or deannawgc@gmail.com with any questions.

Submitted photo The Beavercreek Soccer Association’s Celtics U12 Girls Red Team recently placed second in the Fall Ball soccer tournament. The team includes: (front row) Meredith Dawson, Jules Piersall, Haley Curtis, Aiden Eades, Julia Schloneger, Clare Nartker, Ella Lamb, Paige Buckle; (second row) Coach Katie Jensen, Katie DiFlora, Jocelyn Gale, Sydney Bleh, Emma Fife, Maddie Werner, Miranda Schock, Aubrey Mackay, Michaela Arbogast and Alydia Lawson. Not pictured: Assistant Coach Erika Lethcoe.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_Celtics-U12-Girls-Red-Team-earn-2nd-Place.jpgSubmitted photo The Beavercreek Soccer Association’s Celtics U12 Girls Red Team recently placed second in the Fall Ball soccer tournament. The team includes: (front row) Meredith Dawson, Jules Piersall, Haley Curtis, Aiden Eades, Julia Schloneger, Clare Nartker, Ella Lamb, Paige Buckle; (second row) Coach Katie Jensen, Katie DiFlora, Jocelyn Gale, Sydney Bleh, Emma Fife, Maddie Werner, Miranda Schock, Aubrey Mackay, Michaela Arbogast and Alydia Lawson. Not pictured: Assistant Coach Erika Lethcoe.

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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