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Thunderhawks edge Bellbrook

CENTERVILLE — Host Bellbrook changed up its lineup a little bit to no avail, in a 3-2 loss Sept. 21 to Liberty Township Lakota East at the Five Seasons Sports Center. The Golden Eagles are now 13-5 overall and remain in a tie with Oakwood atop the Southwestern Buckeye League’s Southwestern division with a 4-0 record.

Bellbrook will host Oakwood for its next match, 4 p.m. Monday at Five Seasons.

SINGLES: 1. Hoke (East) def. Buttery 6-0, 6-1; 2. Cope (East) def. Schultz 7-6, 6-0; 3. Arora (Bellbrook) def. Ackerman 6-3, 6-2;

DOUBLES: Szep/Foster (Bellbrook) def. Holtmeier/Silverberg 6-1, 6-2; 2. Graham/Romito (East) def. Tschantz/Leftwich 6-2, 6-2.

Indians division runner-up

XENIA — Cedarville High School’s boys varsity golf team placed second in the Ohio Heritage Conference’s South division and fifth overall in the OHC team tournament, held Sept. 21 at Sebastian Hills Golf Course.

Cedarville turned in a team score of 365. Noah Myers was Cedarville’s top individual finisher in a four-way tie for eighth with a score of 83.

Greeneview shot a 370 team score to place fifth overall. The Rams’ Mason Witt shot a 72 to tie for second overall.

Greenon won the South title with a 361. Milford Center Fairbanks claimed overall and North Division honors with a team score of 327.

Skyhawks stymie Stebbins

RIVERSIDE — Lauren Thomas scored three goals and assisted on another to lead Fairborn’s girls high school soccer team to a 5-1 win Sept. 20 over Stebbins. Other Fairborn scores were tallied by Karen Floyd and Lauren Murry. Aubree Duncan had two Skyhawk assists while Jenna Diehl and Hannah Poulter had one apiece. Diehl was in goal for the Skyhawks, now 5-5 overall, 403-0 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s American South division.

Kate Johnson scored Stebbins’ lone goal.

Fairborn next hosts Springfield Shawnee at 11:30 Saturday, Sept. 23.

Rams split in tri-match

SPRINGFIELD — Greeneview’s boys high school golf team won over London Madison Plains, but lost to South Charleston Southeastern in an Ohio Heritage Conference tri-match Sept. 20 at Locust Hills. Madison Plains golfer Avery Green turned in the low score with a 1-under 34.

Mason Witt led the Rams (13-10 overall, 8-6 OHC) with a 36, followed by Matt Hovan (47), Levi Bradds (46), Eli Beekman (45), Detric Hovan (51) and Bryce Hudson (54).

Bellbrook JV falls to Alter

CENTERVILLE — Cameron Early finished in a tied for third overall, but the Bellbrook junior varsity boys high school golf team lost a 187-223 match to Kettering Alter, Sept. 20 at Yankee Trace Golf Club. Alter’s Danny Miller claimed medalist honors with a 4-over 40. Other scores for Bellbrook were turned in by David Duckro (56), Danny Gallagher (57) and Ryan Swanson (61).

Rams edge Greenon

JAMESTOWN — Two doubles wins and a win at second singles earned Greeneview a 3-2 Ohio Heritage Conference win over Greenon on Sept. 14.

Molly Nixon won 6-0, 6-3 at second singles over Greenon’s Jasmyn Esterline for the Rams’ lone single win. Then the Greeneview doubles pair of Tory Chaney- Katy Hilbig claimed a 7-5, 6-2 win over Greenon’s Autmn Cox and Maddie Reed. The No. 2 doubles duo of Marinda Shoemaker and Erin Miller then clinched the win with a 6-0, 6-3 win over the Knights’ Alex Mercuri-Madison Fitch tandem.

Greenon’s wins came from Shelby McHenry (6-3, 4-6 over Greeneview’s Ellie Adkins at first singles) and Kendra Gochenour (6-2, 6-1 over the Rams’ Sara Givens at third singles).

Bellbrook defeats Firebirds

CENTERVILLE — Bellbrook claimed three singles wins and split the doubles contests to defeat West Chester Lakota West by a 4-1 score, Sept. 20 at the Five Seasons Sports Center. Szep, Foster and Arora claimed straight-set singles wins, while the Schultz-Buttery tandem also won in straight sets.

SINGLES: 1. Szep (Bellbrook) def. Trent 6-0, 6-0; 2. Foster (Bellbrook) def. Sturgeon 6-0, 6-0; 3. Arora (Bellbrook) def. Hudson 6-1, 6-1;

DOUBLES: 1. Schultz/Buttery (Bellbrook) def. Shalakov/Crawley 6-4, 6-3; 2. Alikhan/Peterson (Lakota West) def. Tschantz/Leftwich 6-1, 6-3.

Cedarville CC ranked 10th

CEDARVILLE — The Lady Jackets are slotted at the No. 10 position in the latest U.S. Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II Women’s Cross Country National Coaches’ Poll. The ranking was conducted on Sept. 20.

Cedarville is one of four schools appearing in the top 10 from the always-tough Midwest Region. The others are No. 1 and defending national champion Grand Valley State (Mich.), No. 6 and fellow Great Midwest Athletic Conference member Hillsdale (Mich.), and No. 8 Southern Indiana.

Cedarville University will host the All-Ohio Intercollegiate Championships for the eighth consecutive year Friday, Sept. 29 at the Elvin R. King Cross Country Course.

CU brings back ‘Yellow Jacket Insider’

CEDARVILLE — The Cedarville University Sports Information Office launched a weekly podcast on Sept. 20 under the familiar title of ‘Yellow Jacket Insider.’

The program returns with the same philosophy it had before — providing Yellow Jacket fans with insider highlights by interviewing CU coaches and athletes. Fans can check out the podcast at the Cedarville University Yellow Jackets’ site on SoundCloud. The first interview is with Yellow Jacket women’s volleyball head coach Doug Walters, who talks about his program heading into Friday’s Sept. 22 home opener against Lake Erie.

CSU set to play rival Kentucky State

WILBERFORCE — Central State University and Kentucky State University will continue their longstanding rivalry at the 34th Circle City Classic 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

“It is truly an honor to be playing in one of the premier HBCU Football Classics. This will be our fourth year playing on this stage and we can’t wait for another opportunity to showcase our talent,” CSU head coach Cedric Pearl said.

Saturday marks the fourth straight year the Circle City Classic has played host to the CSU-KSU rivalry, which dates back to 1947. CSU currently owns a 35-21-1 advantage in the all-time series with the only tie coming in 1957. KSU has found recent success in the series, including last year’s 17-14 overtime victory win.

Fairborn hosting food drive

FAIRBORN — Students from Fairborn and Stebbins high schools have organized a “Football for Food” campaign to help stock food pantries in the Fairborn and Riverside areas. The food drive will take place in the days leading up to the Thursday, Sept. 28 football game between the two schools.

Pep Rallies will be held at Fairborn City Schools Sept. 12-15. The event will end with Fairborn’s Homecoming Game, which will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 28. The food will be presented and financial donors will be recognized at halftime.

Wounded Warriors to play at WSU

FAIRBORN — The Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) is playing two exhibition games Saturday, Oct. 14, at Ron Nischwitz Baseball Stadium at Wright State University.

The first game starts 1 p.m. as the Wounded Warriors take on military all-stars from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The second game starts 3:30 p.m. and and features the WWAST against all-stars from the Dayton Legends Softball Club.

All the day’s events are fundraisers for the new Fisher House being built on the grounds of the Dayton VA Medical Center and Honor Flight – Dayton, two of the area’s most respected veterans-based organizations. Tickets are $5 and are available by sending an e-mail to dayton_softball@hotmail.com.

Lacrosse clinic at BHS

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School Men’s Lacrosse is sponsoring a free new player lacrosse clinic. The clinic will be held 4:30-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at Beavercreek High School. The clinic is open to all new male players in grades K-8.Players should bring a stick, if they have one. Registration is required: go to www.beavercreeklacrosse.com for details and to register.

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