Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Soccer

Greeneview defeats Tipp City Bethel

JAMESTOWN — Sabrina Saunders, Hannah Ferrell and Emily Rinehart each scored, with assists added by Greeneview teammates Sydnie Sonneman and Kayli Vipperman, in Thursday’s Division III sectional semifinal game at Don Nock Field.

Fifth seeded Greeneview (13-5) will now face third seed West Milton Milton-Union (12-3-1) in Monday’s sectional final game, set for 7 p.m. at Franklin’s Community Park stadium.

Football

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.

TRYOUTS

Magic Volleyball tryouts are set

The Magic Volleyball Club will hold a series of tryouts for its girls volleyball teams.

The first is starting for players 14 years of age and 13-year-olds capable of playing up to 14s. That tryout is set for 5:30-8 p.m., Oct. 31 at St. Helen’s School, 5086 Burkhart Road in Dayton. A second tryout will take place Nov. 1 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Helen’s.

Tryouts for 15-year-olds are from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Helen’s, and from 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Xenia Community Center, 1204 W. 2nd Street, in Xenia.

A pair of tryouts for players 16 and 17 years of age are set for 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Helen’s, and 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Xenia Community Center.

There will be a $10 tryout fee, cash only.

The Magic Volleyball Club is based out of Beavercreek.

WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL

Jr. Minuteman team to take on Clark Co. Sheriff’s Department

ENON — The Jr. Minuteman wheelchair basketball team will play a special fundraiser basketball game, Nov. 6 at Indian Valley Middle School, against members of the Clark County Sheriff’s Department. Donations will be accepted at the door, and there will be baked goods on sale and a gift basket auction at halftime. Proceeds will help the Miami Valley Adapted Sports organization. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

RUNNING

‘Free to Breathe’ walk set for Saturday

DAYTON — The 8th annual Dayton Free to Breathe 5K run/walk will take place at Fifth Third Field on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Registration and check-in for the event is set for 8 a.m. on Saturday. Opening rally and fundraising awards will begin at 9:15 a.m. The 5K run/walk and one-mile walk will begin at 9:45 a.m. The closing rally is scheduled for 11 a.m.

The event will raise awareness and fund vital research programs dedicated to doubling lung cancer survival by 2022.

The deadline for online registration has passed. Registration on the day of the event is $30 for adults, $20 for kids 12 and under.

Registration includes entry into the 5K run/walk or 1-mile walk, a 2015 branded Free to Breathe event T-shirt, refreshments and entertainment. A limited quantity of T-shirts in limited sizes will be available for those registering on event day.

PROFESSIONAL

Reds hosting Kids Weekend

CINCINNATI — The Reds Hall of Fame & Museum is offering free admission to fans 17 and under on “Kids Weekend,” Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25. The Hall of Fame will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Special programming and activities are planned for kids and families all weekend, including:

Free batting cages each day with instruction from a former Reds player. (Saturday: 1999 Rookie of the Year Scott Williamson (10 to 11 a.m.; Sunday: Reds Hall of Famer Ron Oester (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.).

There will be autograph signings with Williamson (Saturday, 11 to 11:30 a.m.) and Oester (Sunday, 12:30 to 1 p.m.) as well.

On Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to noon, and Sunday (1-1:30 p.m.) fans can meet a Reds mascot and get their photo taken with a World Series trophy.

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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