Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

Division IV playoff game Saturday at Doug Adams Stadium

XENIA — The Xenia High School Athletic Department will host the Division IV regional finals high school football game, between Middletown Fenwick (12-0) and Clarksville Clinton-Massie (11-1) at 7 p.m. Saturday night at Doug Adams Stadium.

The stadium will also play host to the Division V state semifinal high school football game next week. Involved teams will be determined in games this weekend, but the state semifinal contest will take place at 7:30 p.m., Friday Nov. 27 at Adams Stadium.

COLLEGE

Demmings sets scoring mark in Lipscomb win

FAIRBORN — Kim Demmings became the top scorer in Wright State women’s basketball history and four other Raiders scored in double figures as WSU pulled away for a 92-65 victory over Lipscomb Thursday night at the Wright State Nutter Center.

The lead was just 16-11 after a quarter before the Raiders exploded for 30 points in the second period. Six points from Mackenzie Taylor pushed the margin into double figures and the difference grew to as much as 21 in the final minutes before Wright State went into the halftime break up 46-28.

WSU shot 44 percent from the field in the opening 20 minutes compared to 32 percent for the Lady Bisons.

Lipscomb cut the deficit to 12 by outscoring the Raiders 23-17 in the third quarter, only to see Wright State pull away in the fourth with a 29-14 period. The quarter started with Demmings recording a three-point play at the 9:32 mark to tie Jodi Martin’s all-time scoring record of 2,055 points, which she set from 1979-83.

Demmings then set the new mark with 6:24 remaining on a baseline jumper, finishing the game with 27 points, giving her 2,057 points for her career. She is now 246 points away from tying Bill Edwards (1989-93), who holds WSU’s all-time men’s scoring record with 2,303 points.

The Raiders gradually pulled away down the stretch, holding their biggest lead of the contest as the game ended.

Wright State shot 46 percent from the field in the second half to end up at 45 percent overall while Lipscomb finished at 35 percent. WSU also connected on 11 of 31 three-point attempts and 42-20 in points in the paint.

Along with Demmings’ 27, four other Raiders finished in double figures as Taylor had 18 off the bench, Symone Simmons 11 off the bench, Emily Vogelpohl 11 and Richelle van der Keijl 10. van der Keijl posted her third straight double-double as she added 11 rebounds while Symone Denham had eight assists.

Wright State (2-1) continues the three-game homestand at 2 p.m. Saturday against Austin Peay.

RUNNING

Bev Sword’s Turkey Trot set for Thanksgiving Day

JAMESTOWN — The Silvercreek Township Fire Department will hold its annual 5-kilometer run on Thanksgiving morning. Funds from the Bev Sword’s Turkey Trot event will not only help enable the fire department to provide services for the Jamestown area, but this year the funds will also help create a college fund for Dylan Swisher, the nephew of Bev Sword.

Bev Sword, an Emergency Medical Services Captain who passed away in July, often led the fundraising effort. The fire department is asking area businesses to help sponsor the event. All proceeds from this year’s run will go to the Dylan Swisher College Fund.

Entry fee is $30. The event will start at 9 a.m. at Seaman Park in Jamestown, next to Greeneview High School.

Runners can enter at the Silvercreek Township Fire Department building, 28 E. Xenia St., in Jamestown, or register the day of the event between 8-8:45 a.m. Visit Facebook.com/BevSwordsTurkeyTrot for more information.

EVENTS

WWE Smackdown coming to Nutter Center

FAIRBORN — Wright State University will be the site of a WWE Smackdown professional wrestling event, starting at 7 p.m., Jan. 21 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center.

Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Kane, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt & The Wyatt Family, The USOs and others are expected to be on the fight card.

Tickets, starting at $15, go on sale at 10 a.m., Nov. 21 at the Nutter Center, Ticketmaster.com, area Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000.

PROFESSIONAL

Redsfest tickets on sale

CINCINNATI — FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by PNC Bank will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Downtown Cincinnati from 3-10:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4, and 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

More than 80 current players and coaches, Reds Hall of Famers, alumni and broadcasters are expected to attend including Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto, Jay Bruce, Aroldis Chapman, Todd Frazier and Billy Hamilton.

Tickets are on sale now at reds.com/redsfest, (513) 381-REDS, Great American Ball Park box office and select Kroger stores with Ticketmaster retail outlets.

Two-day tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and younger. One-day tickets are $17 for adults and $7 for kids. Children three and under are admitted free.

With each two-day Redsfest admission purchased, fans will receive two free tickets to the Reds vs. Pittsburgh Pirates game on Sunday, April 10. Fans purchasing a one-day Redsfest admission will receive one free ticket to the April 10 game.

The first 11,000 fans through the Redsfest doors each day will receive a free Reds drawstring bag and a Mr. Redlegs knit cap.

Redsfest has grown to more than 300,000 square feet of activities including autograph and photo booths with current and former Reds players, interactive games for fans of all ages, game-used and authentic memorabilia and much more.

For the most up-to-date information and additional details about Redsfest, including Autograph Opportunity Sweepstakes and Elite Pass Auctions, please visit reds.com/redsfest.

Sign up now for the Redsfest “Texas hold ‘em” poker tournament at reds.com/poker or (513) 765-7240. The 10th annual Prestige Audio Visual & Creative Services Reds Community Fund Celebrity Poker Tournament presented by Ashlee Fence takes place on Saturday, Dec. 5 with a guaranteed $11,000 first prize.

All proceeds from Redsfest benefit the baseball-themed outreach programs of the Reds Community Fund.

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

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

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