Four local 10’s in computer poll
COLUMBUS — Four Greene C0unty area high schools have their team ranked among their respective region’s top-12 teams, and they’re all ranked no. 10. Beavercreek (Division I, Region 2), Xenia (Division II, Region 8), Bellbrook (Division III, Region 10) and Greeneview (Division VI, Region 24) are all ranked 10th in the the latest OHSAA computer football ratings.
The weekly computer ratings are released every Tuesday beginning in the fifth week of the season, leading up to the final report on Sunday, Nov. 3, when 224 schools (top 8 in each region) will officially qualify for the playoffs.
Championship football tickets on sale
COLUMBUS — Two all-session ticket options are now on sale for the 2019 Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) football state championship games, which will be played Dec. 5-7 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium at Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village in Canton.
A limited number of VIP parking passes will go on sale soon. Single-game tickets go on sale in late October.
The Stadium Club all-session ticket package includes access to the indoor club level during each game and outdoor premium cushioned seats. The Stadium Club package also includes complimentary admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame adjacent to the stadium. The Stadium Club packages are $140 each.
Also on sale are all-session general admission tickets, which do not include indoor access or complimentary Hall of Fame access. They sell for $85 each.
The all-session ticket packages are available at: www.profootballhof.com/tickets
State soccer schedule changed
COLUMBUS — In addition to welcoming the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT) to Columbus in November, the Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced that the OHSAA soccer state championship games at MAPFRE Stadium will take place a day later than previously announced due to the schedule that week at the stadium. The OHSAA soccer finals will now take place on Saturday, November 9, for the girls and Sunday, November 10, for the boys.
Coming off their Women’s World Cup championship in July, the USWNT will play Sweden in a friendly on Thursday, November 7, at MAPFRE Stadium. By contract, the USWNT also has full access to the stadium on Friday, November 8, causing the need to move the OHSAA finals one day later.
The OHSAA soccer state semifinals will take place around the state earlier that week. The girls semifinals will take place on Tuesday, November 5, while the boys semifinals will be played on Wednesday, November 6.
Basketball coach needed
JAMESTOWN— Greeneview is looking for an eighth grade boys basketball coach for this winter 2019-2020 season. If interested, send an email to: [email protected].
CSU announces 2019 Hall of Fame class
WILBERFORCE — The Central State Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced the 2019 inductees for the CSU Athletic Hall of Fame. Five individuals and two teams make up this year’s class which includes:
• Jeff Franklin (Football, Defensive Back – Class of 2009)
• Charles Hope (Football, Offensive Lineman – Class of 1992)
• Arthur Hunter (Football, Defensive Back – Class of 1993)
• Josh Ruga (Cross Country – Class of 1961)
• Audrea Sterling (Track & Field – Class of 1994)
• 1994 Women’s Track & Field Team (NAIA Outdoor National Champions)
• 1994 Men’s Track & Field Team (NAIA Indoor National Champions)
The 2019 Hall of Fame Luncheon will be held 1 p.m. at the Country Club of the North on Friday, Oct. 11. All those planning to attend must RSVP prior to the event and purchase their ticket(s) on or before Friday, Oct. 4.