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Top bowling scores

BEAVERCREEK — Beaver-Vu Bowl hosts league bowling. These are the results through Monday, June 27, 2016:

Men: 1. Josh Burkhardt – 708; 2. Adrian Leblanc – 661; 3. Michael Stephen – 659; 4. Kevin Royalston – 654; 5. Rick Schairbaum – 650. Women: 1. Emily Figer – 689; 2. Teresa Suber – 685; 3. Shannon DeWitt – 654; 4. Christin Gaw – 623; 5. Diana Moorman – 586. Youth: 1. Sierra Kanemoto – 614; 2. Brandon Traynum – 610; 3.(tie) Colleen Hines – 598; 3.(tie) Stephen Jackson – 598; 5. Cole Meredith – 579.

Greene Trails Cycling Classic

XENIA — The 2016 Greene Trails Cycling Classic will take place July 14-17 with the Greene County Fairgrounds Recreation Center serving as home base for the hundreds of cyclists expected to attend from all over the region.

Excursions will be planned for each day of the event. Registration includes Fairgrounds Recreation Center campsite, Support and Gear (SAG), fully-supported rest stops, purchase pick-up, breakfast daily and all evening entertainment including meal on Thursday and Saturday night – if registered for Thursday and Saturday.

Reduced Greene County Resident Rate includes all SAG, Rest Stops, Purchase Pick Up, Century Ride Award, Tent Camping and Breakfast. Additional and optional costs may include $10 per evening for entertainment; T-shirt, $15; and GTCC Jersey, $65.

A brochure and registration form is available on the website at www.gcparkstrails.com, by calling 937-562-6440 or emailing info@gcparkstrails.com.

Fitness Camp in July

BEAVERCREEK — The final session of an Elite Running/Fitness Camp, sponsored by the Beavercreek High School Cross Country team will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. July 18-21, at Ferguson Hall on the Beavercreek High School campus, look for large tents and flags.

A Future Olympian Race of Champions will be held at 6:30 p.m. on the last day of the session. Cost is $25 for one session. Make checks out to: BCCPA. Runners will learn about proper running form, how to train for distance running, strength/core training using body weight exercises, and fun running games. Contact Howard Russ 937-212-1297 or creekcc@att.net for more information.

Reds hosting ‘Night of Their Own’

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Reds baseball organization will be hosting the third annual A Night of Their Own — Baseball 101 event from 4:30-9:30 p.m. July 21 at Great American Ball Park in downtown Cincinnati. The event is a chance for women of all ages to eat, play and learn with Reds coaches, broadcasters, staff and special guests to get an inside look at the game of baseball.

A dinner buffet will be served from 5:30 -6:30 p.m., followed by the chance to throw on the pitcher’s mound, shag fly balls in the outfield and even take a few swings at live pitches in the batter’s box. Attendees will meet Reds manager Bryan Price, and broadcasters Marty and Thom Brennaman. Attendees will also get baseball tips from members of the Reds coaching staff, including third base coach and former Cincinnati Reds player Billy Hatcher.

Cost is $175 which includes an upscale buffet with open bar, an upgraded gift bag featuring an exclusive ladies Reds watch and a Reds wine tumbler, a ticket to an upcoming Reds baseball game, and an extensive guided tour of the ball park. All proceeds will benefit outreach programs of the Reds Community Fund.

SW Ohio Track Club

YELLOW SPRINGS — The Southwest Ohio Track Club’s Summer Track and Field Program has begun. This program is open to youth 7 years older and older including Masters. Practices are on 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at Yellow Springs High School through July 21. The summer program is a certified USATF program with excellent coaching and training. For more information contact Peter Dierauer via email at president@swohiotc.org or phone 815-990-8452.

Raider freshman named Second Team All-USA

FAIRBORN — Alec Philippe, who will join the Wright State men’s soccer team as a freshman this fall, was recently named Second Team American Family Insurance All-USA by USA Today High School Sports.

Philippe (Milwaukee, Wis. Marquette), a 6-foot-2 forward, earned All-American honors as a senior as he was selected to the All-Midwest Region Team, was the Wisconsin Gatorade Player of the Year and was named the state Co-Player of the Year by Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association. Philippe led the Hilltoppers with 28 goals and 12 assists as Marquette won the Division I state title, tying the state record for assists in the finals with three.

As a junior, Philippe again led Marquette to a state title as he scored a team-best 27 goals and added five assists. He was named to the All-Midwest Region Team as well as First Team All-State. On the club level, Philippe has played for six years with the Bavarian SC.

The 2015-16 American Family Insurance All-USA Boys Soccer Teams were selected by USA TODAY High School Sports based on performance, level of competition and strength of schedule.

Wright State will open the regular season on the West Coast in late August, facing Portland on Friday, Aug. 26, and Oregon State on Sunday, Aug. 28. The home opener for the Raiders will be on Labor Day, Sept. 5, as WSU hosts Duquesne at 7 p.m.

Barlow named assistant coach

FAIRBORN — Wright State head women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather announced Thursday the addition of Ashley Barlow as an assistant coach.

Barlow comes to Wright State after three years as an assistant coach at the University of Evansville, where her responsibilities included working with the scoring guards, assisting with recruiting, scouting of opponents, and other day-to-day operations. Barlow came to Evansville after spending two seasons as an assistant at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

Randall named assistant coach

FAIRBORN — Wright State head women’s basketball coach Katrina Merriweather announced Wednesday the addition of Semeka Randall as an assistant coach.

Randall joins the Raider staff after serving as the head coach at Alabama A&M the past three seasons.

Under her guidance in 2014-15, the Lady Bulldogs led the Southwestern Athletic Conference in free-throw shooting, making 449 of 652 attempts for a .689 percentage. Senior point guard Brittney Strickland, who was named second team All-SWAC, was the league’s top free-throw shooter, making 134 of 158 attempts for a .848 percentage.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to jbombatch@civitasmedia.com.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com, or to jbombatch@civitasmedia.com.