Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Soccer

Golden Eagles, Hornets tie

MONROE — Natalie Stein gave visiting Bellbrook the lead off a pass from Kelsey Schoenung, but Monroe’s leading scorer — Kailey Ivins — came up with an unassisted goal to forge a tie between the Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern division’s two top teams. Monroe maintains first place with a 10-2-1 overall, 8-1-1 SWBL Southwestern record. Bellbrook is in second at 9-2-2, 6-1-2 SWBL Southwestern. The Golden Eagles will host Oakwood at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday.

Boys Soccer

Skyhawks fall on late penalty kick

SPRINGBORO — Fairborn lost a hard-fought match to Springboro, 3-2, Tuesday night. The game deciding goal came on a penalty kick late in the second half. Springboro scored early in the first half to take a 1-0 lead. Fairborn tied the game 10 minutes later on a corner kick from Tanner Robinson to Tyler Humble. A few minutes later, Adam Knaub was on a run in the penalty area where he was knocked down to give the ‘Hawks a penalty kick. Skylar Shonkwiler buried the penalty kick opportunity in the corner. Springboro scored an equalizing goal six minutes into the second half. Fairborn battled the remainder of the game but lost late when Springboro was awarded a penalty kick with 13 minutes to play.

Springboro’s win enables them to remain tied with Lebanon for the division lead. Both teams will battle Tuesday at Springboro’s Ralph E. Wade soccer field. The Skyhawks (6-5-3, 1-2-1 Greater Western Ohio Conference, South) play at 7 p.m. Thursday at Yellow Springs.

FOOTBALL

Teams Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

KETTERING — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To show support for those battling the disease and to help raise awareness of the need for breast cancer screenings, Kettering Sports Medicine, Dayton Sports Medicine Institute, Kettering Breast Evaluation Centers and local high schools are partnering to hold “Pink Games” at athletic events in October.

The teams will be provided with pink towels at designated games in October. Kettering Breast Evaluation Centers will provide information on breast cancer screenings, and pink footballs will be thrown into the stands.

Friday, Oct. 9

Miamisburg at Fairborn

Friday, Oct. 16

Bellbrook at Northridge

Catholic Central at Cedarville

Friday, Oct. 23

Greenon at Ben Logan

For information on mammogram screenings, contact Kettering Breast Evaluation Centers at (937) 299-0099.

GOLF

Xenia Basketball Golf Scramble, Oct. 11

XENIA — The Xenia High School boys and girls basketball programs will host a four-person scramble golf event starting at 1 p.m. Oct. 11 at WGC Golf Course in Xenia. Proceeds from the tournament will help to offset the teams’ costs throughout their respective seasons. Cost is $70 per person, $280 per foursome. Dinner and prizes will be available after the event. There will be long drive and closest-to-the-pin contests, and a chance to win a new car with a hole-in-one on one hole. Prize money will be awarded to the top-3 teams, and mulligans will be offered for a fee. Please contact Kent Anderson at (937) 376-3805 or (937) 479-0728 to register or for more information.

COLLEGE

CSU Hall Induction Friday

WILBERFORCE – Central State Athletic Director Jahan Culbreath has announced the department’s Hall of Fame committee’s 2015 inductees. Joining the CSU Hall of Fame this year will be Thelanious “Laney” Prioleau, Dr. Arthur E. Thomas, and the 1990 Central State football team.

In addition to this year’s inductees, Central State’s undefeated 1965 men’s basketball team will be in attendance to celebrate their 50th anniversary. The ‘65 team won the school’s first NAIA national basketball title with a flawless 30-0 record.

The 2015 Hall of Fame Luncheon will be held at the Country Club of the North at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9, in Beavercreek. Tickets to the induction ceremony are available for $35 each and can be purchased online or by calling the CSU Athletic Office at (937) 376-6289. All those planning to attend must RSVP prior to the event and purchase their ticket(s) on or before Monday, Aug. 31.

Marauders home games on Gem City Sports Network

DAYTON — The Gem City Sports Network will be broadcasting the three Central State Marauders home games this year. They will be live at radio1.gemcitysports .com and will be archived, on the Gem City Sports website, at www.gemcitysports.com.

The Central State Marauders host the Miles (Ala.) Golden Bears at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at McPherson Stadium, on the CSU campus in Wilberforce.

PROFESSIONAL

Dragons entertainment auditions Nov. 7

DAYTON — The Dayton Dragons will conduct auditions for several professional entertainment positions with the team on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Fifth Third Field.

The Dragons will hold auditions for the “Green Team,” on-field entertainment hosts, and mascot performers for the 2016 season. The Dragons are seeking fun, energetic, and enthusiastic performers for these positions.

The Green Team is the Dragons’ professional entertainment staff and its members facilitate all in-game skits at Fifth Third Field during Dragons games and other special events. The members of the Green Team are the backbone to the Dragons entertainment production and are responsible for welcoming fans to the ballpark; selecting and preparing contestants for skits; interacting with Dragons mascots and on-field hosts; dancing on the dugout; and shooting T-shirts to the fans in the seats.

The Dragons on-field hosts serve as the emcees of the entire entertainment show that takes place during inning breaks at Dragons home games. The hosts introduce contestants, skits, and contests and provide personality and enthusiasm.

The Dragons’ two primary mascots, Heater and Gem, are the central characters and most visible entertainers at the ballpark. They are part of nearly every skit and constantly interact with fans as they visit various areas of the ballpark. Mascots also make appearances within the community outside of Dragons games.

Individuals can audition for any or all of the positions. Interested applicants MUST register for an audition time at www.daytondragons.com. Auditions will include dancing, improvisation, and interview questions. Persons should dress comfortably. A professional résumé with references is required. Candidates must be at least 16 years old on Jan. 1, 2016.

Compiled by John B0mbatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

Compiled by John B0mbatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

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