Sports Digest


Bellbrook tickets on sale

BELLBROOK — Pre-sale tickets for the Bellbrook High School girls basketball team’s Division II state semifinal basketball game, set for 1 p.m. Friday, March 16 at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus, are available at the high school athletic office. Bellbrook takes on Gates Mills Gilmour Academy for a chance at playing for the state championship.

General public ticket sales will take place 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 15. The pre-sale tickets are $8 each. Tickets will be $10 at the Schottenstein Center.

Raiders to play Toledo

FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s basketball team received its fourth straight bid to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament and will play at Toledo 7 p.m. Friday, March 16. The Raiders, 23-10, played at Toledo in the first round of the 2015 WNIT, losing 72-64.

Wilberforce men win

WILBERFORCE — The Wilberforce men’s basketball team played in the Christian College National Invitational Tournament held at Oakland City University in Indiana March 8-10.

After beating Souwestern Adventist University and Rhema College to advance to the championship game, the Bulldogs beat tournament host Oakland City, 87-80. The Oaks were looking for their fifth CCNIT championship in the tournament’s seven year history. Wilberforce went in to halftime leading, 44-36. OCU managed to climb back into the lead, but the Bulldogs responded to retake the lead. Wilberforce made its foul shots down the stretch, holding off the desperate comeback try of the Oaks.

Austin Daniels led the way for the Bulldogs, scoring 25 points on 7-10 shooting, including 4-5 from three point range, and a 7 of 7 from the free throw line. Arthur Haggard added 24 points on 8-11 shooting, including 4-6 from beyond the arc, followed by Malik Breckenridge, who scored 17 points. Haggard was named the tournament’s most valuable player.

Xenia taking Hall nominations

XENIA — The Xenia Athletic Hall of Fame committee is now taking nominations for the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame induction class.

Nomination forms can be found on the Xenia Community Schools website. Click on the Athletics link, then you’ll find the Athletic Hall of Fame link there. Any individual, team, coach and/or community contributor associated with Xenia Central, Xenia High, Xenia East and/or Spring Valley can be nominated. The deadline for nominations is April 10. Contact Gregg Cross 937-372-5417 with any questions.

Spring 5K in April

XENIA — Registration is open for Greene County Public Health’s ninth annual “Spring Has Sprung” Healthy Families 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, April 14 at the Xenia YMCA, 135 E. Church St.

Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Xenia YMCA with a Zumba warm-up at 8:30 a.m. and the pet and stroller friendly run/walk beginning at 9 a.m. beginning and ending at the Xenia YMCA.

The cost is $15 per person by Friday, April 6, which includes an event T-shirt (guaranteed). After April 6, including the day of the race, the cost is $20 per person (T-shirt included while supplies last). Interested groups should call Jillian Drew at 937-374-5683 or email jdrew@gcph.info for more information. Interested persons can register online now for the 5K at www.speedy-feet.com.

Club offers Learn-to-Row class

DAYTON — The Dayton Boat Club adult rowing program will host its spring learn-to-row class Friday through Sunday, April 13-15, at the club’s boathouse on East River Road in Moraine.

The three-session on-water class, open to men and women, covers terminology, safety, stroke technique, equipment use and care, and sweep rowing in an eight-oared racing shell. Sessions are from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 13; 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 14; and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 15. For information or to register www.daytonboatclub.org/adult-learn-to-row.html.

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