Local Sports Briefs


Xenia Buccaneers girls basketball senior Bre Burnette was presented the inaugural $1,000 Tolbert Family Scholarship, prior to Wednesday’s girls high school basketball game against Miamisburg at Xenia High. From left to right are: Cedric Tolbert Jr. Jasmine Tolbert, Cedric Tolbert Sr., Breanne Love Burnette, and Serenity Tolbert in the front.


HIGH SCHOOL

Greeneview seeks two coaches

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview High School is looking for a Reserve Softball Coach for this spring and Varsity Volleyball Coach for the Fall 2016 season. If interested, please email resume and letter of interest to Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at mark.rinehart@gvlsd.org .

Boys Basketball

Bucs rally past Firebirds

XENIA — Ray James tossed in 31 points, Samari Curtis and Rocky James scored 18 points each, Ryan Johnson added nine, and Danny Naylor scored 12 points while hauling in a dozen rebounds, in Xenia’s 91-74 home win over Kettering Fairmont, Tuesday night.

Fairmont had led the contest, 45-43, at halftime.

Xenia (8-3 overall, 2-1 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s South Division) plays next at 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Miamisburg. Fairmont (3-10, 0-4 GWOC Central) will host Trotwood-Madison at 6:30 p.m. Friday as part of the Flyin’ to the Hoop basketball showcase at Trent Arena in Kettering.

Beavercreek grounds Aviators

BEAVERCREEK — Jackson Back scored a team-high 16 points, Jon Alessandro added 10, Alec Otto scored nine points while Drew Prater and Jackson Hansen scored seven each in Beavercreek’s 60-49 home win over Vandalia Butler, Tuesday night at Beavercreek High.

The Aviators’ Zach Ledbetter led all scorers with 19 points.

Beavercreek is now 2-10 overall (0-3 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s Central Division). They host Springfield at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Xenia Warner falls to Lebanon White, Beavercreek

Xenia Warner’s eighth grade boys basketball team lost to Lebanon White 46-32 Monday night. Alex Sparks led the Bucs with 11 points. Blake Carson added seven, Andrew Pollander six, Gavin Gerhardt four, and Will Robinson and Nate Saner scored two each.

On Saturday, Warner’s eighth graders lost to Beavercreek Ankeney, 37-26. Blake Carson led the Bucs with nine points and 11 rebounds. E.J. Wilson and Gavin Gerhardt scored four points, Alex Sparks had three, while Andrew Pollander, Will Robinson and Trent Jordan each scored two.

Rams grapple in Harrison tourney

The Greeneview Middle School wrestling team travelled to Harrison to compete in a two-day tournament on January 8-9. Twenty-eight teams competed in the tournament. The overall team winner was Harrison. Greeneview finished 18th overall based on strong performances by Teagan Hendricks and Ian Henry. Hendricks went 3-0 on Friday with two pins and a major decision.

On Saturday, he had another win by pin as he reached the finals. Hendricks finished with four wins and one loss as he placed second in the 86-pound weight class.

Ian Henry also had a strong performance. After losing his opening match on Friday night, he won his next six matches to finish in third place. On his way to placing third in the 172-pound class, Henry had five pins. Mason Dillalogue contributed with a win as well. The wrestling team will be in action Saturday as they travel to Wilmington to compete in another tournament.

RUNNING

Arnold 5K run set for March 6th

The 16th annual Arnold 5K will be held on Sunday, March 6 in downtown Columbus. The race is part of the Arnold Sports Festival Weekend. All entrants receive an Arnold 5K race t-shirt and a free entry ($20 value) to the 27th annual Arnold Sports Festival after the race, plus the top 500 finishers receive Arnold 5K medals.

For more information go to www.runohio.com or contact Matt McGowan – runohio@ee.net (740) 587-0376.

The Arnold 5K Pump and Run registration is closed.

FITNESS

Beavercreek offering fitness classes

BEAVERCREEK — The City of Beavercreek Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is offering Yoga, Piyo (Pilates, Yoga, Dance) and Pilates classes for the winter months. Classes will be held at C.I. Beaver Hall, 3696 Highmont St., in Beavercreek.

Yoga classes will be offered Mondays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. Jan. 25-Feb. 22; and Thursdays at the same times Jan. 27-Feb. 25. Cost is $45 residents; $52 non-residents.

Piyo runs Tuesdays from 6-7 p.m. Jan. 26-Feb. 23 Cost is also $45 for residents; $52 non-residents.

Pilates classes will take place at 6:15-7:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 27-Feb. 24. Residents pay $45; non-residents $52.

For more details, or to learn about an incentive pricing program for taking multiple classes, visit Beavercreekohio.gov or call (937) 427-5514.

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. 19 at the Nutter Center.

Competitors scheduled to be on the fight card include WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns & Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus & Kevin Owens, the Divas, and many, many more!

Tickets, starting at $15, are on sale at the Nutter Center, Ticketmaster.com, area Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at 800-745-3000.

Xenia Buccaneers girls basketball senior Bre Burnette was presented the inaugural $1,000 Tolbert Family Scholarship, prior to Wednesday’s girls high school basketball game against Miamisburg at Xenia High. From left to right are: Cedric Tolbert Jr. Jasmine Tolbert, Cedric Tolbert Sr., Breanne Love Burnette, and Serenity Tolbert in the front.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/web1_TolbertScholarship.jpgXenia Buccaneers girls basketball senior Bre Burnette was presented the inaugural $1,000 Tolbert Family Scholarship, prior to Wednesday’s girls high school basketball game against Miamisburg at Xenia High. From left to right are: Cedric Tolbert Jr. Jasmine Tolbert, Cedric Tolbert Sr., Breanne Love Burnette, and Serenity Tolbert in the front.

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

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

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