Local Sports Briefs
By Zachary Gregory
Raiders Picked Third in Preseason Poll
FAIRBORN — The Wright State baseball team was picked third and three Raiders were named to the all-league team as the Horizon League released its preseason poll and team Wednesday afternoon. Head coaches at the six schools conducted the voting.
Junior righthander Travis Hissong was selected as the Horizon League Preseason Pitcher of the Year and was joined on the preseason All-League Team by junior first baseman Michael Timm and senior outfielder Kieston Greene.
Hissong was third in the league last season in saves with five, tied for fourth with 25 appearances and was eighth in strikeouts with 52. He posted a 4-1 record with a 2.39 earned run average, holding the opposition to a .176 batting average.
The Raiders open the regular season this weekend by hosting the Wright State Invitational in Cary, N.C. WSU will face Butler on Friday (noon), Monmouth (noon) and Michigan State (3:30 p.m.) on Saturday and Massachusetts-Lowell (10 p.m.) on Sunday. Albany, Canisius and St. Joseph’s will also participate in the tournament.
The home opener for the Raiders is set for Friday, March 7, as Wright State hosts Bradley (2 p.m.) and Dayton (6 p.m.) as part of the UD/WSU Tournament.
Dayton Sharks Honoring Mobley Family
DAYTON — The Dayton Sharks will honor the Kettering family who fell victim to a tragic house fire during their home opener at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at Hara Arena. The Sharks will donate 10 percent of all season ticket sales and box office sales from their game against the Detroit Thunder to the Mobley Family. Ticket prices are 15 dollars and the first 100 kids between ages 3-12 will be admitted for free.
Beavercreek Hosting Sports Classes
BEAVERCREEK — In conjunction with Jump Start Sports, Beavercreek Parks and Recreation is offering introductory Lacrosse and Flag Football camps for young children.
The Lacrosse camp is for children from Kindegarten to fifth grade. They will be taught the basics of the game like passing and catching, fielding ground balls, cradling and defense from experienced coaches. Equipment will be provided.
The football camp is for children in grades 1-6. Players will learn the basic fundamentals of offense and defense and will play in scrimmages. Campers will meet from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays from April 10 to May 15 at Rotary Park.
To contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation and Culture Department, call 937-427-5514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Cedarville Athletes Honored
CEDARVILLE — Two Cedarville athletes were recently named Athlete of the Week by the National Christian College Athletic Association. Senior Corey Caldwell was honored for his effort at the Cedarville Collegiate Indoor Invitational on Feb. 7. He placed first in the 55-meter hurdles with a time of 7.74 seconds, ranking him fourth in the NCCAA standings.
Senior Anna Pomento was also honored after breaking her own school record in the shot put with a heave of 40-6.75 at the Cedarville Indoor Invitational. The mark was four inches better than her previous record, and landed her sixth in the NCCAA rankings.
New Reds Exhibit Opens Friday
CINCINNATI — A new exhibit at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum titled Kings of the Queen City opens to the public on 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14. Along with interactive timelines showcasing 145 years of Reds history, the exhibit features final-out baseballs from the Reds first and most recent World Series championships, the first public display of Chris Sabo’s 1988 Rookie of the Year plaque, Joey Votto’s 2010 NLMVP award plaque, and game-used equipment from the 1930s to today.
Skyhawk Nominated for JJHuddle Athlete of the Week
FAIRBORN — Fairborn senior Jordan Michael was recently nominated for the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle Ohio High School Boys Basketball Player of the Week Award. Michael most recently scored his 1,000th point earlier this month against West Carrollton, becoming only the seventh player in Fairborn High School history to reach that mark. He also had a recent outstanding performance against Stebbins High School where he hit nine 3-point shots. To vote for Michael, visit www.jjhuddle.com
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