Local Sports Briefs


It’s not every day that one sees a front-engined dragster in competition, but Pat McFadden of Bainbridge was at Kil-Kare Dragway on Friday with his 400 horsepower Shifnoid dragster. McFadden was competing in the Pro category of Friday night’s Pro Double Up event at the track, which is located at 1165 Dayton-Xenia Road, in Xenia. Today marks the first Heads Up Saturday event for Box and No Box (no electronics) drag racers. Gates open at 9 a.m. with racing scheduled to run all day. General admission is $5, carloads can get in for $10. Kids 15 & under get in free with a paid adult.


John Bombatch | Greene County News

HIGH SCHOOL

Baseball

Skyhawks roll over Xenia

XENIA — Fairborn traveled to Xenia and won 17-5. Ryan Profitt pitched a complete game and recorded the win for the Skyhawks. Profitt also went 4-for-4 at the plate, with a double and two RBIs. Leighton Mohr went 3-for-3, with a double and three RBIs. Jon Fields went 3-for-4, with a double and five RBIs, and Mark Rich went 3-for-5. The Skyhawks as a team scattered 18 hits on the night.

Fairborn (15-9, 4-6 Greater Western Ohio Conference, South) won a nonleague game against the Cincinnati Trailblazers, 7-5, on Friday. The Skyhawks will wrap up their regular season with a nonleague doubleheader at 11 a.m. and noon today against Middletown. Fairborn will begin Division I sectional tournament play at 5 p.m. Tuesday against Huber Heights Wayne. That game will be played at Fairborn.

COLLEGE

Demmings Horizon Scholar-Athlete of the Season

INDIANAPOLIS — Wright State University senior basketball player Kim Demmings has been selected as the Horizon League Winter Female Scholar-Athlete of the Season, it was announced Friday by the league office.

The 2015-16 Horizon League Player of the Year, Demmings (Richmond, Ind.) led the league in scoring at 20.0 points per game and was fourth in threes made per game at 2.4, 10th in steals per game at 1.5 and 15th in rebounds per game at 6.0. She scored in double figures in 31 of 35 games this season, with her 35 on Feb. 6 at Illinois -Chicago ranking as the top scoring performance in the league for the season. Demmings tallied 20 or more points 19 times and 30 or more on four occasions.

The Horizon League Player of the Week on Nov. 22, 29 and Jan. 18, Demmings was chosen as a Third Team High-Major All-American by College Sports Madness earlier this month after being selected as their High-Major Player of the Week on Nov. 22 and Feb. 8. She was also named to the league’s All-Tournament Team after scoring 70 points in three games and also recording 22 rebounds and 11 assists.

Named to Naismith Watch List earlier this season, Demmings is the all-time scorer in Horizon League women’s basketball and WSU history (men’s or women’s) with 2,677 points. Those 2,677 points are second among active Division I players, only trailing Big Ten Player of the Year Rachel Banham of Minnesota, and are good for 33rd on the all-time Division I list. She reached double figures in scoring 121 times during her career, out of a possible 134 games, with 63 of those coming in league play.

Along with the scoring record, Demmings is WSU’s all-time leader in field goals made and attempted, three-pointers made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, assists, games played and minutes played.

Wright State finished the season with a final record of 24-11, winning 20 or more games for the fifth time in the last six years. The Raiders competed in the Women’s NIT for the second straight year, falling to Michigan in the opening round.

Demmings currently holds a 3.20 grade point average as she is pursuing a master’s degree in sports management.

BASEBALL

Reds offer Star Wars, Mother’s Day specials

CINCINNATI — When the Reds take on the Milwaukee Brewers this weekend May 7-8 at Great American Ball Park, there will be plenty of activities, promotions and fun for fans of all ages:

Saturday, May 7, 2016 – Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 7:10 p.m. (Super Saturday)

• As part of Super Saturdays, free STAR WARS™ X-Wing Fighter Mr. Redlegs Bobblehead to the first 25,000 fans, presented by Dynegy Energy Services.

• All weekend long, STAR WARS™ characters will be greeting fans around the ballpark.

Sunday, May 8, 2016 – Reds vs. Milwaukee Brewers, 1:10 p.m. (Family Sunday)

• Free Reds Mother’s Day picture frame to the first 10,000 moms, presented by Kahn’s.

• The new Mother’s Day theme package includes a game ticket and a chance to take the field before the game and pose for a family photo. Package includes a print of the photo, a digital copy and a commemorative frame. Packages start at $20 per person and are available in advance of game day only: reds.com/MothersDay.

• As part of family day at the ballpark, free Fathead® Wall Decal to kids 14 and younger, presented by PNC Bank.

• All weekend long, STAR WARS™ characters will be greeting fans around the ballpark.

• The Reds and Major League Baseball will celebrate Mother’s Day with special pregame ceremonies bringing awareness to breast cancer research. Reds players and coaches will wear specially designed caps and jerseys with pink incorporated into the primary uniform. Caitlin Adkins from Amelia will be honored as the Reds winner of MLB’s Honorary Bat Girl Contest, recognizing baseball fans who have been affected by breast cancer and who demonstrate a commitment to supporting the fight against the disease.

It’s not every day that one sees a front-engined dragster in competition, but Pat McFadden of Bainbridge was at Kil-Kare Dragway on Friday with his 400 horsepower Shifnoid dragster. McFadden was competing in the Pro category of Friday night’s Pro Double Up event at the track, which is located at 1165 Dayton-Xenia Road, in Xenia. Today marks the first Heads Up Saturday event for Box and No Box (no electronics) drag racers. Gates open at 9 a.m. with racing scheduled to run all day. General admission is $5, carloads can get in for $10. Kids 15 & under get in free with a paid adult.
http://xeniagazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/web1_NoidDragster_PS.jpgIt’s not every day that one sees a front-engined dragster in competition, but Pat McFadden of Bainbridge was at Kil-Kare Dragway on Friday with his 400 horsepower Shifnoid dragster. McFadden was competing in the Pro category of Friday night’s Pro Double Up event at the track, which is located at 1165 Dayton-Xenia Road, in Xenia. Today marks the first Heads Up Saturday event for Box and No Box (no electronics) drag racers. Gates open at 9 a.m. with racing scheduled to run all day. General admission is $5, carloads can get in for $10. Kids 15 & under get in free with a paid adult. John Bombatch | Greene County News

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!

comments powered by Disqus