Sports Digest

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]

Carroll romps in opener

NEW CARLISLE — No. 1 seed Carroll charged out to a 29-5 lead over Dayton Meadowdale in the first quarter, then led 42-7 at the half, in a 64-14 win, Saturday Feb. 18 at Tecumseh High School.

Eleven different Carroll players scored in the contest, with Amanda Schroeder leading the way with 10 points, and Jillian Roberts finishing with nine. Carroll (19-4) advances in the D-II sectional girls tournament to play No. 14 seeded Dayton Belmont at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the sectional semifinals.

Bellbrook reaches sectional final

LEBANON — No. 2 seeded Bellbrook defeated Dayton Stivers, 79-27, Saturday, Feb. 18 to advance to the Division II Lebanon Lower Bracket sectional final. The Golden Eagles (21-3) will play the winner of the Tuesday Feb. 21 game between No. 5 Wilmington and No. 3 Dayton Marshall. That sectional finale is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at Lebanon High School.

Troy ends Xenia’s season

VANDALIA — Fifteenth seeded Troy outscored No. 16 seed Xenia in every quarter to claim a 40-29 girls Division I sectional basketball tournament win, Saturday Feb. 18 at Vandalia Butler High School. No individual statistics were reported by either team. Xenia ends the 2016-‘17 girls basketball season with a 5-18 overall record.

Rams beat Mechanicsburg

MECHANICSBURG — Greeneview claimed a 78-34 win over Mechanicsburg on Friday, Feb. 17. Mason Schneider led the Rams with a 24-point outing, Kollyn Brooks scored 17, while Nick Clevenger and Collin Wilson score 12 points each in the win. Greeneview wraps up the regular season with a 14-8 overall record. They’ll take on another Ohio Heritage Conference foe — No. 12-seed West Liberty-Salem — in the opening round of the boys Division III sectional tournament. That game is set for 6 p.m., Friday Feb. 24 at Clayton Northmont High School. Greeneview is the tournament’s No. 9 seed. The winner of Friday’s game will play No. 10 Dayton Christian on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

‘Creek bashes Ponitz

VANDALIA — Beavercreek, the No. 3 seed in the Division I Dayton 3 Bracket, defeated No. 18 seed Dayton Ponitz Career Technology Center 88-28, on Saturday, Feb. 18. No other results were reported. The win sets up a rematch for the Beavers (15-8) against Greater Western Ohio Conference National East foe Centerville, the tourney’s fifth seed. During the regular season, each the Beavers and the Elks each won their home contest by six points. The rematch is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at Vandalia’s Butler High School.

Knights slay Miami Valley

DAYTON — Ashton Burke scored a team0high 23 points, Erik Uszynski scored a dozen points and Josh Frueh added 10 as the Xenia Legacy Christian Knights boys basketball team defeated Miami Valley, 67-54, on Friday, Feb. 17.

LCA (12-10, 7-5 Metro Buckeye Conference) finished third in the eight-team league, while Miami Valley finished fourth. The Knights will take on Cedarville at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 in the opening round of the Division IV boys sectional basketball tournament, at Troy High School.

MBC champs rally past Yellow Springs

YELLOW SPRINGS — Host Yellow Springs jumped out to a 17-11 first-quarter lead, was up 24-22 at halftime, but Dayton Christian outscored the Bulldogs 38-22 the rest of the way to claim Friday’s Feb. 17 win, 60-46, at YSHS.

Andrew Clark led Yellow Springs with 12 points, while Tony Marinelli and Joe Plumer scored 10 each, in the loss. The Bulldogs finished the regular season with a 5-17 overall record, 3-9 in the Metro Buckeye Conference (sixth place). Dayton Christian won the conference title with a 16-6 overall, 11-1 MBC record.

Yellow Springs takes on South Charleston Southeastern (ranked No. 4 in the final Associated Press Division IV regular season poll) in the first round of the D-IV sectional tournament. That game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at Troy High School.

Golden Eagles win one, lose one

BELLBROOK — Nathan Cordonnier scored a game-high 19 points to go with a game-high 13 rebounds, and Donnie Crouch added 16 points of his own, in Friday’s Feb. 17 win, 55-48 over Eaton. The following day, the Golden Eagles lost a nonleague contest in Clarksville, 62-47, to Clinton-Massie. In that season-ending loss, Crouch led Bellbrook (6-16) with 14 points.

Eighteenth-seeded Bellbrook begins Division II sectional tournament play at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 against second-seed Dayton Dunbar (19-3), who were recently voted the No. 4-ranked D-II team in Ohio. That game will be played in Kettering’s Trent Arena.

Fenwick upends Carroll

RIVERSIDE — The Patriots’ Matt Cogan scored a team-best 15 points, and Jack Seltsam scored 14, but visiting Middletown Fenwick came away with a 58-53 win Friday, Feb. 17 at Carroll High. Carroll (9-12, 3-7 in the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed North) will begin Division II sectional postseason tournament play Saturday when they’ll take on Dayton Meadowdale for a 3 p.m. game at Kettering’s Trent Arena.

Beavers fall to Fairmont

BEAVERCREEK — Cedric Baldwin scored a game-high 23 points, but visiting Kettering Fairmont won Friday’s Feb. 17 contest by a 62-53 score. Beavercreek (9-13, 4-8 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference’s National East division) begins Division I postseason play as the No. 13 seed at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Vandalia’s Butler High School where they’ll take on Bellefontaine, the 11th seed.

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.

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.

Shamrock 5K set

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 who 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]

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