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Girls Soccer

Skyhawks tie West Carrollton

The Fairborn girls soccer team tied West Carrollton 1-1, Wednesday night on the road. Daleanna Abboushi assisted Kassie Alig for Fairborn’s only goal. The Skyhawks host Stebbins at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fairborn High School.

Dayton’s Fifth Third Field ranked among top ballparks in minor league

DAYTON — The home of the Dayton Dragons, Fifth Third Field, has been selected by StadiumJourney.com as the 14th best ballpark among the 160 currently active in Minor League Baseball. The ranking, placing Fifth Third Field in the top 10 percent of all Minor League facilities, comes in the 16th year of the ballpark’s operation.

“The Dragons have become one of minor league sports great success stories,” says StadiumJourney.com. “The team blends professional amenities (for fans and players alike) with the more casual environment of minor league baseball. A night at a Dragons game offers experiences to suit many different types of fans and appears to serve them all well. Dayton’s Fifth Third Field offers one of the great baseball experiences in the minor leagues, and the Dragons sellout streak is well-earned.”

StadiumJourney.com ranks ballparks based on “food and drink choices, atmosphere, neighborhood, fans, access, return on investment, and special features.”

Dragons website going pink in support of breast cancer awareness

DAYTON — The Dayton Dragons have gone pink during the month of October. In partnership with Kettering Health Network, the Dragons have turned their website pink to support Kettering’s Army of Pink and the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The Dragons website, www.daytondragons.com, will remain pink to help draw attention to the efforts by Kettering Health Network to increase Breast Cancer awareness in the Miami Valley.

The 2015 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will be at 8 a.m. Oct. 17 at Fifth Third Field. This event is part of a national fundraising effort. In 2014 alone, over 1 million walkers across the country collected more than $60 million to help fight this disease.

Breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between ages 40 and 55. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and it is estimated that over 40,000 lives will be lost to breast cancer in 2015. And while the breast cancer diagnosis rate has increased, there has been a steady drop in the overall breast cancer death rate since the early 1990’s.


$5,000 Fall Grand Nationals this weekend

XENIA — The $5,000 Fall Grand Nationals will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Kil-Kare Dragway. Friday starts the race weekend off with the final Super Pro Double Up event of the 2015 season. Gates will open at 5 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $5 per person or $15 for a car load. Kids 12 and under get in free. Payout structure, ET breaks, and small flyer with Entry Information can be found on the Dragway Schedule at Kilkare.com. Kil-Kare is located at 1166 Dayton-Xenia Road in Xenia. For more information, call (937) 429-2961.

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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