Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

TRACK & FIELD

How area teams fared in area track and field meets over the weekend, with competitor’s top-5 finish, name, school and time/distance:

Vandalia Butler Invitational (April 16)

BOYS

TEAM RESULTS: 1. Olentangy Liberty 118; 2. Springfield 90; 3. Troy; 4. Trotwood-Madison 53; 5. Lima Senior 48; 6. Huber Heights Wayne 46.5; 7. Springboro 39; 8. Dayton Stivers 36; 9. Vandalia Butler 32; 10.(tie) Sidney, Tipp City Tippecanoe 27; 12. Piqua 24; 13.(tie) Fairborn, Greenville 21; 15. Xenia Christian 10; 16. Miami Valley 2.

TOP-5 EVENT PERFORMANCES: 3,200-meter Relay — 4. Xenia Christian, 9:05.61; 800 — 4. Isaac Erlundson, Xenia Christian 2:07.93; 1,600 Relay — 3. Fairborn A (Greene, Inman, Lucas, Barnhart) 3:34.98; High Jump — 4. Omar Inman, Fairborn 5 feet, 10 inches;

GIRLS

TEAM RESULTS: 1. Olentangy Liberty 155; 2. Troy 98.5; 3. Butler 62.5; 4. Stivers 47; 5. Springboro 41; 6. Tippecanoe 39; 7. Greenville 38; 8.(tie) Dayton Dunbar, Wayne 29; 10. Trotwood-Madison 26; 11. Springfield 23; 12. Miami Valley 20; 13.(tie) Xenia Christian, Piqua 14; 15. Sidney 11; 16. Troy B 8; 17. Fairborn 17; 18. Butler B.

TOP-5 EVENT PERFORMANCES: 1,500 — 2. Grace Norman, Xenia Christian 4:52.16 (NEW INTERNATIONAL PARALYMPIC COMMITTEE WORLD RECORD); 200 — 5. Nala Gardner, Fairborn 27.41 seconds.

Centerville Elk Relays (April 15)

BOYS

TEAM RESULTS: 1. Huber Heights Wayne 100.36; 2. Mason 88.49; 3. Centerville 85.99; 4. Lancaster 72.97; 5. Pickerington North 60.99; 6. Kings Mills Kings 54.99; 7. Hilliard Darby 49.03; 8. Beavercreek 43.02; 9. West Chester Lakota West 35.98; 10. Granville 33.01; 11. Carroll 20.49; 12. Cincinnati St. Xavier 20.01; 13. Cincinnati Princeton 20; 14. Germantown Valley View 5.99; 15. Fairborn 4; 16. Wayne B 2.66; 17.(tie) Centerville B, Kettering Alter 2.

TOP-5 EVENT PERFORMANCES: 2,000-meter Steeplechase — 1. Ben Ewert, Beavercreek 6:11.50; 3,200 Relay — 4. Beavercreek A 8:16.27; Discus — 4. Sam Sherwood, Fairborn 141-1; Long Jump — 3. Matthew Riekens, Beavercreek 21-0.5; High Jump — 2. Sean Pauley, Carroll 6-1;

GIRLS

TEAM RESULTS: 1. Gahanna Lincoln 105.01; 2. Centerville 101.49; 3. Mason 98.01; 4. Wayne 67.49; 5. Kings 50.99; 6. Granville 49.01; 7. Pickerington North 47.03; 8. Lancaster 47.01; 9. Lakota West 47; 10. Cincinnati Seton 22.98; 11. Beavercreek 19; 12. Centerville B 17.02; 13. Carroll 9.51; 14. Valley View 8.51; 15. Alter 6; 16. Wayne B 3; 17. Fairborn 2.01; 18. Princeton 1;

TOP-5 EVENT PERFORMANCES: 4,000 Distance Medley Relay — 4. Beavercreek A 12:44.91; 3,200 Relay — 4. Beavercreek 9:39.40; Pole Vault — 3.(tie with three others) Makensie Wasson, Beavercreek 9 feet, 9 inches.

BASEBALL

Greeneview run-rules Stivers

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview pitchers Jack Nix (eight) and Jacob Green (four) combined to strike out 12 Dayton Stivers batters in Saturday morning’s 12-2 run-ruled win. Green led the Rams with three hits and two RBI while Nix had a hit and two RBI in the win.

Nine hits not enough in Rams loss

DAYTON — Visiting Greeneview amassed nine hits and scored 11 runs, but it wasn’t enough to upend the host Northridge Polar Bears on Saturday. Northridge won the contest by a 16-11 score. Taylor Stinson led the Rams with two hits, Jack Nix got on base three times on walks, D.J. Cassidy walked twice and Tommy Smith drove in five runs.

Buccaneers on a roll

NEW CARLISLE — With Saturday’s doubleheader split with Tecumseh, the Xenia Buccaneers varsity baseball team has now won four of their last six games. They swept a home and home series with Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division foe West Carrollton, won on the road at Springfield Northeastern, lost on Friday at Springfield before gaining Saturday’s split with the Arrows.

Xenia (6-5, 2-2 GWOC South) played at Springboro on Monday night. They’ll host the Panthers (11-1, 4-0 GWOC South) at 5 p.m. today.

SOFTBALL

Rams bash host Northridge

DAYTON — A six-run explosion in the fifth inning lifted the Greeneview Rams to an 11-1 win in six innings over host Northridge on Saturday.

The Ram scored on a passed ball, a two-run single by Bryce Ratliff, and a three-run double by Makenna Edwards.

Greeneview was led by a flawless day at the plate by Brooke Eakle, who went 3-for-3. She doubled in the first inning and singled in the third and fourth innings.

Skyhawks win over Springfield

FAIRBORN — After an opening 4-3 loss to Middletown Fenwick in the opening round of the Sarah Huelsman Memorial softball tournament, host Fairborn rebounded with a convincing 15-1 in over Springfield in Game Two.

Fairborn scored 11 runs and batted everyone in their lineup, in the first inning. Taylor Rice threw five strikeouts and allowed two hits. Leading Fairborn on the bats was Rice (3-for-4 with two triples, a double and five RBI. Bryanna McClean was also hot on the bats with a home run and going 2-for-4. Chloe Becraft went 2-for-3 at the plate. Kenzie Shaver, Kelsie Coleman, Kirsten George, Jordan Wilson Sophia Ceyler and Emily Reichart each had a hit; Wilson had a double and Ceyler had a triple. Fairborn (2-7 overall) plays at West Carrollton at 5 p.m. today.

COLLEGE

BASEBALL

Sexton Named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week

INDIANAPOLIS — Junior lefthander Robby Sexton of the Wright State baseball team has been selected as the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 17, it was announced Monday by the league office.

Sexton (Pataskala Watkins Memorial) gave up one hit in a seven-inning start on Tuesday as the Raiders defeated Cincinnati 6-1 in the opening game of the Joe Nuxhall Classic in Oxford. He retired the first 17 batters he faced before giving up a walk in the sixth. The Bearcats then had a bunt single in the seventh for their only hit of the game.

Sexton, who struck out six in that outing against Cincinnati, has 24 on the season in 36.1 innings of work. He is 3-2 with a league-leading 1.98 earned run average.

Wright State (24-11, 8-3 Horizon) hosts Bowling Green at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19 at Nischwitz Stadium before hitting the road for a pair of Horizon League doubleheaders over the weekend, taking on Youngstown State at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 22, and Northern Kentucky at noon on Sunday, April 24.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to: jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you!

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to: jbombatch@civitasmedia.com. Thank you!

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