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Bulldogs defeat Dayton Christian

DAYTON — Elizabeth Smith scored 19 points in leading the Yellow Springs girls basketball team to a 46-33 win over host Dayton Christian on Thursday. The win moves the Bulldogs to the .500 mark with a 6-6 overall record. The team is 2-3 in Metro Buckeye League play. Yellow Springs hosts Cedarville today in a nonleague contest at 1 p.m.

Sports scores/news wanted

GREENE COUNTY — The Xenia Daily Gazette, Fairborn Daily Herald and Beavercreek News-Current staff cannot be at every game. Therefore we need coaches, scorekeepers and/or a dedicated parent for each sports team in Greene County to provide game scores daily. Our phone is on all the time: Dial 937-372-4444, then press the prompt for the newsroom — call and leave a message at any time. If not by phone, email us at sports@aimmedianetwork.com. Please include first and last names of players and your team’s overall and league record where applicable.

Upcoming events

SW Classic this weekend

CINCINNATI — The 34th annual Southwest Ohio High School Swimming and Diving Classic will take place Jan. 14-15 at several locations throughout SW Ohio. Approximately 2,650 swimmers and 150 divers are scheduled to compete in this year’s classic.

Bellbrook’s Cody Bybee and John Sampson, Carroll’s Dominic Harry, Xenia’s Hank Siefert and Xenia Legacy Christian’s Eric Knowles on the boys side. Among the top girls competitors are the Greene County area’s Abbey Duncan of Beavercreek, Carroll’s Claire Farrell and Olivia Chick of Yellow Springs.

Diving preliminaries will be held Jan. 14 at Miami University, Mason, Milford and Trotwood-Madison High Schools, with the finals set Jan. 15 at the University of Cincinnati. The swimming prelims will be held Jan. 14 at Countryside YMCA, the Dayton Raider Aquatic Center in Beavercreek, Miami University’s A&B pools, Mason, Milford, Cincinnati Princeton, Trotwood-Madison High Schools and the West Carrollton YMCA, with the finals taking place Jan. 15 in the Keating Natatorium at Cincinnati’s St. Xavier High School.

Rowing indoor program in February

DAYTON — The Dayton Boat Club is offering a two-month indoor rowing program this winter for adults looking to burn calories, build strength and endurance, meet new friends, and learn the mechanics of the sport of rowing from professional coaches and experienced rowers. The program starts with two sessions of instruction 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, and 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Downtown Dayton YMCA, 316 N. Wilkinson St. To register or to request more information, fill out the online form at daytonboatclub.org/adult-winter-erging.html.

Fairborn induction today

FAIRBORN — The Fairborn High School Athletic Department will host its third Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony beginning with a 4:30 p.m. dinner Saturday, Jan. 14 in the FHS Commons.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class consists of Ed McCloud (Class of 1964, Fairborn HS – Football/Baseball), Jackie (Smith) Whitaker (Class of 1981, Park Hills HS – Volleyball/Girls Basketball/Softball), Veasna Tith (Class of 1998, Fairborn HS – Boys Tennis), Fred J. Buschmeyer (Coach, Fairborn HS – Track & Field/Cross Country/Basketball) and the 1970 Boys Basketball District Championship team.

The official induction ceremony will take place at approximately 7 p.m. after the junior varsity boys basketball game and right before the scheduled 7:30 p.m. boys varsity game, at the Baker Memorial Fieldhouse, located at Baker Middle School, in Fairborn.

Xenia Hall ceremony today

XENIA — The 2016 class of inductees to the Xenia Hall of Fame will be introduced at the Jan. 13 Xenia High School boys varsity basketball game. This is the sixth class to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The 2016 Hall of Fame class — consisting of William “Bill” Wilson (track, and cross country coach 1954-‘79), Dr. David Hazel (football, track, class of 1970), Erin Hawley (swimming, 2008), Kristi Cope Elsman (soccer, basketball, 1993), Nick Ungard (golf, basketball, 1952), Richard Bennett (educator, coach, civic leader, 2016); Shawn Thigpen (basketball, track, 1993), Steve Smith (wrestling, 1988) and the 1985-‘86 XHS wrestling team — will attend the induction ceremony, which is set for 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 100 Country Club Drive. Any community member may attend. Call Gregg Cross at 937-372-5417 to make reservations by Dec. 23.

JYSB registration under way

JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Youth Softball and Baseball organization (JYSB) will hold registration opportunities for the upcoming 2017 season from Jan. 11 through Feb. 15 for all leagues. A new division, Ram-Ball, will be offered as a way to create interest in baseball and softball for youngsters ages 3 and 4. Late registration will run through March 3, but includes an additional late fee.

Costs are as follows: Ram-Ball (co-ed, ages 3-4) $35; T-Ball (co-ed ages 5-6) $75; 8U Coach Pitch (ages 7-8), 10U (ages 9-10), 12U (ages 11-12), and 15U (separate from OHSAA, season begins after the high school season ends) $75.

Opening Day is April 29. Coaches and volunteers in any capacity are always needed. More information can be found at www.jamestownysb.com. Email questions to jysbleague@gmail.com or call Chris Reynolds at 937-935-5012.

Reds Caravan set for Jan. 26-29

CINCINNATI — The 2017 Cincinnati Reds Caravan will make a stop in Dayton from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the National Museum of the United States Air Force on Jan. 28, as part of the caravan’s North Tour.

Scheduled to be in attendance are: broadcaster Marty Brennaman; outfielder Scott Schebler; catcher Devin Mesoraco (Dayton only); minor league infielder Blake Trahan; former Reds infielder/outfielder Dmitri Young; vice president, assistant GM Nick Krall; FOX Sports Ohio host Brian Giesenschlag; and mascot Gapper.

At each of the 17 fan stops, the groups will field questions and sign autographs while time allows.

All Caravan fan stops are free and open to the public, and at each fan stop the Reds will raffle two tickets to the 2017 Opening Day game on Monday, April 3 (4:10 pm) vs. the Philadelphia Phillies.

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