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Indians second in tri-match

SPRINGFIELD — Adam Wood and Noah Myers shot respective scores of 40 and 41 to place second and third overall, as Cedarville’s boys high school golf team placed second in a tri-match with Ohio Heritage Conference foes South Charleston Southeastern and Springfield Catholic Central. The nine-hole par-36 match was held Aug. 16 at Locust Hills Golf Club. Southeastern’s Avery Green claimed medalist honors with a 2-under 34. Other Cedarville scores were turned in by Caleb Smith (49), Logan Brennaman and Mitch Rogers (52 each).

The Indians are now 1-2 overall, 1-2 OHC.

Host Greyhounds bite Fairborn

NEW LEBANON — The Fairborn girls high school tennis team traveled to New Lebanon on Wednesday night to face the Dixie Greyhounds. Still playing minus three regular varsity players, the Skyhawks struggled to maintain consistent play, and ultimately fell to the hosts by a 5-0 score on Aug. 16.

In singles, McKayla Lyons lost at first singles to Dixie’s Lily Pedroth, 6-2, 6-4; Rita Chien fell at No. 2 singles by a 6-1, 6-2 tally to the ‘Hounds’ Jodee Baker; and Dixie’s McKinlee Ruppert claimed a 6-1, 6-0 straight-set win over Fairborn’s Amanda Wilson.

The No. 1 doubles duo of Abby Lafferty and Caitlin Sanders fell to the Greyhounds pair of Hope Gebhart and Haley Felts, 6-0, 6-1; and in Wednesday’s closest match, Fairborn’s Makayla Byndom-Caitlin Bowling pair fought hard in a narrow 7-6, 7-5 loss to Dixie’s Bonnie Yang and Allie Allan. Fairborn will host New Carlisle Tecumseh at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21.

Rams fall to Jets

GREENE COUNTY — Springfield Northeastern defeated Greeneview in a girls high school golf match on Aug. 16. The Jets claimed a 216-227 win in Ohio Heritage Conference action. No other details were available.

Sceva Memorial at Shady Bowl

DeGraff — The “Neal Sceva Memorial, Remembering a Legend” memorial race will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 at Shady Bowl Speedway. The track will honor the legendary driver’s memory by running a 35-lap feature for the full-bodied stock cars.

Sceva, who called Urbana home, was a NASCAR state champion in the early 1950s and won more than 600 feature wins. Perhaps his biggest win was at Salem Speedway in Indiana when he and NASCAR’s Joe Ruttman crashed coming to the checkered flag, with Sceva awarded the win. Sceva passed away in June of 1985 after a battle with cancer.

In addition to the late models, the street stocks will compete in a 51-lap feature paying $1,551 to win. The Vintage American Race Cars will also be on display and will run a race on the oval.Points races for modifieds, pure stocks, compacts and spectator drag cars will also take to the oval. Racing will begin at 7 p.m.

CSU football fan appreciation day

WILBERFORCE — The Central State football team will hold Fan Appreciation Day at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19 at McPherson Memorial Stadium. Admission is free to the public with the gates opening at 12:30 p.m.

Marauder fans will be able to view the 2017 team as CSU competes against in an inter-squad scrimmage. The CSU Athletic Department will supply 2017 football schedule posters to all who attend. Fans are also encouraged to stop by the CSU Sports Information table for details on tickets and upcoming events throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

In addition to the action on the field, the Invincible Marching Marauders will be performing in the stands for the first time this season.

Throughout the event, fans who are followers of the CSU athletics’ official twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts will be randomly selected for prizes. Fans must follow CSU on its official athletic social media pages to be eligible to win.

Gathering of the Geezers at Kil-Kare

XENIA — The annual Gathering of the Geezers, old-time drag races, car show, hall of fame awards, and swap meet will take place Saturday, Aug. 19 at Kil-Kare Dragway, 1166 Dayton-Xenia Road. Gates open at 9 a.m. Time runs start at 10 a.m. with racing set to begin at 3 p.m. Tech is closed at 2 p.m.

Cost is $15 for spectators. Kids 12 and under get in free. Entry fee is $25 to participate in the drag races, swap meet or the car show. Call Ed Crowder at 937-409-3087 for more information.

Reds hosting College Weekend

CINCINNATI — Reds fans can show their school pride by purchasing a special ticket package to celebrate College Weekend on Aug. 25-27 at Great American Ball Park.

Each package includes an exclusive Reds cap branded with the school colors and logo of the fan’s choice. This year’s participating schools are: University of Cincinnati; Xavier University; Thomas More College; University of Dayton; University of Kentucky; and Northern Kentucky University (SOLD OUT)

Packages start as low as $15. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit a scholarship fund of the chosen school.

Tickets available now at, while supplies last.

Fall basketball league at Beavercreek

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School girls basketball program will be hosting its 18th annual girls basketball fall league. The games will be played on Sunday afternoons Sept. 10 through Oct. 22. All teams will play seven games on five Sundays with no games Sept. 17-24.

The league will have 12 high school teams ninth through 12th grade. There will be 8-10 girls per team, with only two players from each school on the same team. Space is limited to 120 players and restricted based on OHSAA rules. If interested, email [email protected] or visit

HALO 5K Fun Run/Walk set

XENIA — The inaugural Helping Animals Lost & Orphaned (HALO) 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2 at Caesar Creek Vineyards LLC, 962 Long Road. Check-in and same-day registration will take place at 8:30 a.m.

Cost is $21 for under-21 aged entrants; $30 for those 21 and over. Pre-register online at: For more information, call Cathy Brown at 937-768-0932.

Learn-To-Row class, Sept. 15-17

MORAINE — The Dayton Boat Club adult rowing program will host its learn-to-row class Friday through Sunday, Sept. 15-17, at the club’s boathouse on East River Road.

The three-session on-water class covers terminology, safety, stroke technique, equipment use and care, and sweep rowing in an eight-oared racing shell.

Sessions are 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15; 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16; and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17. The course is $100 per person, which is deducted from a rower’s seasonal dues if he or she joins the novice team following the course. Each participant should wear comfortable but not loose-fitting exercise clothes and bring a water bottle, a pair of socks and a small towel. For information or to register, see

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