FAIRPORT — Beavercreek resident Mike Chard, and his teammate Wayne Chatfield of Tipp City, won the K-2 recreation class two-man kayaking state championship earlier this month over a 6-mile course on the Grand River.
The Chard/Chatfield duo finished the course in 1 hour, 6 minutes and 36 seconds, reportedly turning more than 7,900 strokes to set a new clase course record. Thomas Hull and Lynn Hawkins finished second in 1:11:17, followed by Gabrielle and Paul Rettinger in 1:14:45.
According to Chard, he now has won 16 state championships in his athletic career. He’s won the titles in kayaking, football, cyclocross, canoeing, volleyball and snowshoe racing.
Chard and Chatfield’s dual kayak was sponsored by Hurricane Kayaks and the Sweetwater Brewing Company.
Southeastern 173, Cedarville 216
SOUTH CHARLESTON — Southeastern and Cedarville opened up regular season play on Monday, with host Southeastern claiming the team win at Locust Hills Golf Course. Avery Green claimed medalist honors for the Trojans with a 37. Top scores for the Cedarville Indians were shot by Noah Myers (47), Adam Wood (48), Brandon Smith (50) and Natalie Kroger (71). Cedarville (0-1, 0-1 Ohio Heritage Conference) returns to conference play Thursday when they’ll play a dual match against Greeneview. That match is set for a 4:30 p.m. start at Sebastian Hills Golf Course, 1100 Knollhaven Drive, in Xenia.
Carlisle 169, Bellbrook 175
CARLISLE — Bellbrook’s Alyssa Burritt claimed medalist honors with a 36 score, but Carlisle placed golfers second, third and fourth to claim Monday’s season opening win at Jamaica Run Golf Course. Bellbrook participated in the Miamisburg Invitational, Tuesday, at Pipestone Golf Club.
Greeneview Alumni game, three other games, set for Aug. 22
JAMESTOWN — The annual Greeneview High School Alumni soccer game will take place as the final event of a four-game soccer festival on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Don Nock Field.
The day begins with a 1 p.m. Greeneview girls varsity soccer game against Tri-County North, followed by a Rams boys junior varsity match up with Waynesville at 3 p.m. The Rams boys varsity team will then take on Waynesville for a 5 p.m. game.
The Alumni Game is set for a 7 p.m. start. All alumni players are asked to bring light and dark shirts to the event. All donations from all four games will go to the David Rowland Soccer Scholarship.
Contact Athletic Director Mark Rinehart (937) 675-9711 or Mark.Rineh[email protected], or [email protected] for more event information.
Football tryouts Sept. 19
XENIA — The Xenia Tornadoes Semi Professional football team will be holding a tryout for the 2016 season from noon – 5 p.m. Sept. 19th at Spring Hill Park, on Lake Street, in Xenia. Registration begins at noon. Tryouts get under way at 1 p.m. Please bring a valid ID to verify age, bring cleats if you have them, shorts and water. Registration ends at 3 p.m.
Women’s soccer ties no. 12 West Virginia
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — The Wright State women’s soccer team kicked off its 2015 exhibition schedule with a 2-2 tie Sunday at no. 12-ranked West Virginia.
The Raiders led at halftime 1-0 on a 15-foot header by sophomore Ellie Ganz’s goal, from a Stevee Hazel cross. The Mountaineeers tied the game early in the second half, but WSU went back up 2-1 with 13 minutes to go.
Wright State’s second goal came from an Aaliyah Patten break away goal off a Bryce Hueber pass. West Virginia tied the game with about eight minutes remaining with a world-class shot from within the box.
“It’s early and you can only take so much from an exhibition at this stage,” WSU head coach Patrick Ferguson said. “However, I was very pleased with the effort and grit today from all of our players. We were able to get 25 players into the game. We also did a very good job of applying what we’ve been working on in training.”
The Raiders will continue exhibition play at noon Tuesday at Ohio University, and will host Eastern Kentucky at 6 p.m. next Sunday. The regular season will open Aug. 21 at Louisville.
Central State hosting track tryouts
WILBERFORCE — As the 2015-2016 school year approaches, the CSU track & field program is excited to start training for the upcoming season. Upon doing so, the coaches would like to reach out to the student body and invite students who are interested in joining the CSU men’s and women’s cross country and track & field teams to this year’s tryout date.
An interest meeting will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26 in the Beacom/Lewis Gymnasium. The interest meeting is mandatory in order to tryout.
Official tryouts will be held on Monday, Aug. 31.
For questions about time, location, dates, or the program in general, please email Coach Graham (Long Sprints & High Jump Asst. Coach) at [email protected].