Sports Digest

CSU claims OT win

WILBERFORCE — The Central State Lady Marauders women’s basketball team came back from an early nine-point deficit to beat Tuskegee in overtime, 85-74, on Feb. 10.

With the win, the Lady Marauders are now 9-13 overall with a 7-7 record in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Tuskegee falls to 13-10 on the year with a 9-4 record in conference play.

CSU senior guard Takyra Gilbert scored a season-high 27 points along with four assists and four rebounds. With the CSU post players dealing with foul trouble all night, Shania Kelly stepped up with seven blocks on the night along with 17 points and nine rebounds. Ashiala Jackson led TU with 13 points and six rebounds.

Marauders take down Tuskegee

WILBERFORCE — The Central State Marauders men’s college basketball team defeated Tuskegee, 78-68, Feb. 10.

With the win, CSU improves to 12-10 overall record with a 9-6 ledger in SIAC play. TU fell to 14-8 on the year with an 11-4 mark in SIAC play.

Harris Brown led CSU scorers with 22 points. Hunter finished with 17 points and five rebounds. Tom Johnson added 13 points, nine assists and eight rebounds while Dreon Lewis recorded 13 points and five rebounds.

Eads led Tuskegee with a game-high 27 points. Myles Thomas finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Both CSU teams will travel to play at Bluefield State on Wednesday, Feb. 12.

Umpiring course starts Sunday

FAIRBORN — The West Central Ohio Umpire Association will host a five-week training course for anyone interested in becoming an OHSAA-certified umpire. Classes start at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at Wright State University’s Nutter Center. Classes run from 1-5 p.m. and include more than 25 hours of in-classroom and on-field instruction. For more information or assistance in registering, contact Rob Cowles, Instructor at, or send text to 937-360-5071; or contact Don Hammond, Instructor at, or send him a text at 937-215-5288.

Class information can also be found at

Greeneview Spring sports registration now open

JAMESTOWN — Registration for Spring Sports is now open at Greeneview schools. Athletes and parents must complete the registration process, before a student may begin to tryout, or practice. The official start dates for Spring Sports are: Monday, Feb. 24 – HS Baseball and HS Softball; March 9 – MS and HS track, HS boys tennis.

Greeneview seeks girls varsity soccer coach

JAMESTOWN — Greeneview High School is looking for a girls head varsity soccer coach for the 2020 Fall season. The school’s previous coach, Shawn Brown, announced he has to resign due to work obligations. Potential candidates should contact Greeneview Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at: .

Area teams to play in Red games

KETTERING — To help raise awareness of the need for heart health screenings, the Sports Medicine team at Kettering Health Network, Kettering Health Network Heart and Vascular Care, and local high schools are partnering to hold “Red Games” at boys high school basketball games in February, which is Heart Month.

The Sports Medicine team at Kettering Health Network provides athletic training services to area high schools and colleges. Kettering Heart and Vascular Care will provide information on heart health screenings and red rally towels will be thrown into the stands.

“Red Games” will be observed at the following Greene County area varsity basketball games (home teams are in UPPERCASE):

Friday, Feb. 14

CEDARVILLE vs. Greenon

MIAMI VALLEY vs. Legacy Christian

Summer Adult Softball offered

BEAVERCREEK — It’s time to play ball! Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department is currently accepting registrations for Summer Adult Softball for coed and men’s teams.

Fees are $480 per team, per league for 6:10 and 7:20 P.M. leagues and $495 for the 8:30/9:40 leagues (under the lights). The league fees include team sanctioning, softballs, umpire fees, and awards. The season runs from April 13 to July 27 with all games played at Rotary Park. Register on line at

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

Spring Has Sprung 5K returns

XENIA — The Spring Has Sprung 5K run/walk is set for Saturday, April 4 in Xenia, Greene County Public Health officials announced.

Registration is now open at Cost is $15 per person, which guarantees a shirt if registering by Monday, March 23. A limited number of shirts will be available the day of the event. The cost is $20 per person after March 23 (unless registering online) and the day of the race. Online registration closes at midnight on Friday, April 3. All checks or money orders can be made out to Greene County Public Health and sent to: 5K Registration, c/o Greene County Public Health, 360 Wilson Drive, Xenia, OH 45385.

Volunteers are needed. Those interested or in need of more information can contact Jillian Drew at 937-374-5683 or by email at

Reds Opening Day ticket opportunity

CINCINNATI — To make Opening Day tickets available to as many fans as possible, registration for the Cincinnati Reds 2020 Opening Day Double Play ticket opportunity is now open. The Opening Day Double Play ticket opportunity includes Opening Day on March 26 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals plus any additional regular season home game, subject to availability.

Now through Feb. 20 at noon ET, fans can register at for an opportunity to purchase up to four (4) Opening Day tickets. Fans are required to purchase a matching number of tickets in the same seating category to an additional game.

The Reds will conduct a random selection of winners from the pool of registrants. There is no purchase necessary to register and no obligation to purchase Opening Day Double Play tickets if selected. Full details and registration are available at

Redlegs Run set for May 30

CINCINNATI — The 19th annual Redlegs Run will be held May 30 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. The Redlegs Run features events for everyone, no matter your age, fitness level or race experience. Choose from the 10K, 5K, One Mile Family Run or the Gapper’s Kids Fun Run for children 10 and younger. All runners and walkers for the events will be able to cross the finish line on the warning track inside Great American Ball Park. Visit for registration information.

GABP Clubhouse tours available

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum presented by Dinsmore is once again offering off-season clubhouse tours of Great American Ball Park. The two-hour Major League Clubhouse Tours include the Reds and visitor’s clubhouses, visitor’s dugout and more exclusive areas.

Tours are available each Saturday at 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. The tours run weekly until March 14. The Clubhouse Tour also includes admission to the newly-renovated Reds Museum. Space is limited and tours often sell out in advance. Private or small group tours are also available. Please go to or call 513-765-7923 for more information.

Dragons hosting Nitro Circus

DAYTON — Tickets for the May 15 Nitro Circus “You Got This” tour are now on sale at the following locations:

• Online at

• By phone at the Dragons Box office at 937-228-2287; or at Ticketmaster charge-by-phone at 937-228-2323.

• In person at any Miami Valley area Kroger store’s Ticketmaster outlet location.

The “You Got This” Tour will feature a highly decorated roster of top international athletes who together hold over 25 X Games medals combined. Leading the charge is the multi-talented Ryan Williams, who earlier this year completed an unprecedented X Games trifecta after taking three consecutive BMX Big Air golds, the first athlete ever to do so.

Jarryd McNeil, a 15-time X Games medalist, eight-time gold medalist Adam Jones, four-time gold medalist Vicki Golden and X Games veteran Beau Bamburg are scheduled to perform, along with pro skateboarder Beaver Fleming and BMX rider Kurtis Downs, among others.

The appearance on May 15 will mark the first-ever performance in Dayton for Nitro Circus.

Race tickets on sale at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON — Tickets are now on sale for five major motorsports events to be held at the famed Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the 2020 racing season.

Fans can see all the on track action, plus gain access to club weekends not open to the general public, with the purchase of a Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass at the $360 advance price. The regular price is $395 starting March 3. Included with the all access pass are all event general admission tickets and grandstand seating, infield parking, redemption offers for use on site, and other exclusive experiences. A Paddock Pass for The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio is also provided. See for a summary of all the exclusive benefits of a 2020 Mid-Ohio Season Race Pass.

Now through March 2, fans who buy during the advance purchase window get rewarded with savings of up to $20 on most event tickets. Also, Weekend Motorhome and Tent Camping are available at $20 off regular prices currently. Tickets can be ordered online at or 419-884-4000 weekdays during business hours.

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