Sports Digest

Greene County News

High School

Bellbrook seeks JV tennis coach

BELLBROOK — Bellbrook High School is looking for a Junior Varsity Tennis Coach for the upcoming 2017 season.

Qualifications: Team Player, good communication skills, positive attitude and outlook, knowledge of the game of tennis, ability to lead and foster a positive environment for student-athletes, and flexible schedule.

If interested, please email Tom Bean – [email protected] or Head Coach Karen Haviland – [email protected]

Sports scores/news wanted

GREENE COUNTY — Call us with your Greene County area sports team’s result! 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 [email protected] Please include first and last names of players and your team’s overall and league record, and next scheduled game where applicable.


Cedarville women ranked No. 13

CEDARVILLE — Cedarville moved up to No. 13 in the most recent U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Women’s Indoor Track & Field Division II National Poll.

The latest rating of 13th is the highest the Lady Jackets have ever been. They were No. 19 last week.

CU got a boost after last weekend’s showing at the Grand Valley State Big Meet in Michigan.

Carsyn Koch is currently ranked No. 1 nationally in the 800-meter run, Olivia Esbenshade is No. 9, and both athletes are part of the distance medley relay alongside Olivia Kundo and Lyndsey Smith with the second best mark in the country.

The Lady Jackets are one of seven Midwest Region teams in the Top 25. The others are No. 1-ranked Grand Valley State (Mich.), No. 15 Ashland, No. 16 Hillsdale (Mich.), No. 17 Bellarmine (Ky.), No. 20 Findlay, and No. 21 Walsh.

Cedarville will compete in the Findlay Invitational at 4 p.m. on Friday Feb. 17.

Jackets set distance medley mark

ALLENDALE, Mich. — Josiah Bernard, Ethan Gatchell, Wyatt Hartman, and Daniel Michalski blistered Cedarville’s distance medley relay record Feb. 11 in the Grand Valley State University Big Meet.

The Jackets’ time of 9:50.79 was more than 12 seconds faster than the previous school mark and was good enough for a fifth-place showing.

It also met the NCAA Division II provisional qualifying standard as the No. 10 time in the country this winter.

The 1,600-meter foursome of Bernard, Matthew Bird, Tim De Jong, and Bryan Perschbacher was fourth in 3:23.43. That effort rates No. 2 all-time at Cedarville.

Gatchell was seventh in the 800 meters in 1:56.46.

Jonathan Scouten established a personal-best in the weight throw with a heave of 44 feet, 1.5 inches (13.45 meters).

Cedarville women set DMR record

ALLENDALE, Mich. – The foursome of Olivia Esbenshade, Carsyn Koch, Olivia Kundo, and Lyndsey Smith won the distance medley relay at the Grand Valley State University Big Meet, Feb. 11, in record-setting fashion.

The group turned in a time of 11:29.57 to post the No. 2 mark in NCAA Division II this winter and meet the automatic qualifying standard for the national meet.

Additionally, they broke the school record by more than 15 seconds. They also set new records for the meet as well at the Kelly Family Sports Center.

Smith placed fifth in the 200 meters in 25:57 seconds which, rates No. 5 all time at Cedarville.

Carly Rose was third in the 800 meters in 2:16.77 and Tiera Martinelli was third in the pole vault at 11 feet, 2 1/4 inches (3.41 meters). Kacy Dunn ran to a sixth-place showing in the mile in 5:07.58.

The Lady Jackets finished seventh in the team standings among 31 schools that scored.

Upcoming events

JYSB signups continue

JAMESTOWN — The Jamestown Youth Softball and Baseball organization 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 Email questions to [email protected] or call Chris Reynolds at 937-935-5012.

First Clodbusters meeting set for Feb. 19

GREENE COUNTY — The Clodbuster Base Ball Club was formed 28 years ago to demonstrate and enjoy the early years of the great American game of base ball. The team will play the game according to the rules of 1860 and dress in “uniforms” that would be appropriate for a farm community club in Ohio in the early 1860s. Matches are scheduled with other “vintage” clubs from around the area during the summer, and often participate in festivals and tournaments. Players range in age from their mid-20s to their late-50s, with some scorers, umpires, and historical interpreters still active into their early 70s.

The meeing will be 1 p.m. Feb. 19 or March 12 to learn more about the Clodbuster Base Ball Club. For additional information or if you have questions, please send an email to [email protected]

Shamrock 5K set for March 11

SPRINGFIELD — The Shamrock 5-Kilometer run, set for Saturday March 11 at Buck Creek Reservoir, 1901 Buck Creek Lane in Springfield, is donating a portion of their entry fees to the family of Carly DeLong, a Catholic Central High School freshman whoh has been diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Registration can be done online before March 8 at Cost is $20 for preregistered students, $25 on race day, $25 for preregistered adults ($30 race day). Fans and friends can donate to #COURAGEFORCARLY without running the race. For more details, send email to: [email protected]

Beavercreek softball signups under way

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department is currently accepting registrations for Summer Adult Softball for coed and men’s teams.

For fees and times contact the parks department. The league fees include team sanctioning, softballs, umpire fees, and awards. The season runs from April 17 to July 25 with all games played at Rotary Park.

Contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department at 937-427-5514 or email [email protected] for league information and availability. View all activities at city website,

Lions Club taking signups

BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook Lions Club would like to announce registrations for the Summer Baseball, Softball and T-ball programs for children ages 6 through 15. Parents may register their children by visiting the Lion’s Club sports website at . Parents who wish to register their children in person may do so at Stephen Bell Elementary from 8-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb, 25, or from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2.

The program will begin with practices in the month of April, with games beginning in May. Softball practice will begin in May, with games ending in mid July.

Please send your Greene County area sports information to: [email protected] Thank you.

Please send your Greene County area sports information to: [email protected] Thank you.