Lovely solid for Shawnee State
PORTSMOUTH — Greeneview grad and current Shawnee State University freshman Ashton Lovely scored a game- and career-high 22 points (18 in the second half) in a recent 87-55 Saturday win over West Virginia Tech.
Lovely currently ranks 17th among NAIA Division I women’s basketball players in assists (17) and is 18th in the nation in blocks with five.
Shawnee State is ranked 16th in the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Preseason top-25 poll. The defeated Northwestern Ohio on Monday to up their record to 4-0. Shawnee State will play its first road game of the still-young season Thursday against Asbury (Ky.).
State Football tickets now on sale
COLUMBUS – Two types of all-session tickets are now on sale for the Ohio High School Athletic Association football state championship games, which return to Ohio Stadium in Columbus December 3, 4 and 5.
All-session tickets for the seven championship games in the club level, which are the chair-back seats on the west side of the stadium, are $105 each and also permit indoor access in the Huntington Club before, during and after each game. All-session reserved tickets on the east side of the stadium, which don’t include indoor access, are $84 each.
All-session tickets are available online at http://go.osu.edu/OHSAAFB
Single game tickets will go on sale November 29 and cost $10 at the state finalist schools, or at the gate before each game for $15 (club level) and $12 (reserved).
Details for parking and other activities related to the championship games will be announced throughout the fall. The OHSAA football state championship games are hosted by the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and The Ohio State University Department of Athletics.
The state semifinal games are Friday, Nov. 28, for Division II, III, V and VII, and Saturday, Nov. 29, for Division I, IV and VI. The schedule for the Division II, III, V and VII state championship games will be announced on the OHSAA’s twitter page at approximately 11 p.m. on Nov. 28. One of those four divisions will play its state final on Thursday, Dec. 3, with the other three playing on Friday, Dec. 4. The schedule for the Division I, IV and VI state championship games will be announced at approximately 10:30 PM on Nov. 29, with all three of those games set for Saturday, Dec. 5.
Magic Volleyball tryouts are set
The Magic Volleyball Club will hold a series of tryouts for its girls volleyball teams.
Tryouts for 15-year-olds are from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Helen’s, and from 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Xenia Community Center, 1204 W. 2nd Street, in Xenia.
A pair of tryouts for players 16 and 17 years of age are set for 1-3:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at St. Helen’s, and 7:30-9 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Xenia Community Center.
There will be a $10 tryout fee, cash only.
The Magic Volleyball Club is based out of Beavercreek.
Bev Sword’s Turkey Trot set for Thanksgiving Day
JAMESTOWN — The Silvercreek Township Fire Department will hold its annual 5-kilometer run on Thanksgiving morning. Funds from the Bev Sword’s Turkey Trot event will not only help enable the fire department to provide services for the Jamestown area, but this year the funds will also help create a college fund for Dylan Swisher, the nephew of Bev Sword.
Bev Sword, an Emergency Medical Services Captain who passed away in July, often led the fundraising effort. The fire department is asking area businesses to help sponsor the event. All proceeds from this year’s run will go to the Dylan Swisher College Fund.
Entry fee is $30, which includes a free T-Shirt if you register before Nov. 1. The event will start at 9 a.m. at Seaman Park in Jamestown, next to Greeneview High School.
Runners can enter at the Silvercreek Township Fire Department building, 28 E. Xenia St., in Jamestown, or register the day of the event between 8-8:45 a.m. Visit Facebook.com/BevSwordsTurkeyTrot for more information.
Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: [email protected]