Jump Start basketball offered
BEAVERCREEK — City of Beavercreek Parks and Recreation in cooperation with Jump Start Sports is offering a basketball program for children. Jump Start Basketball is an instructional and recreational basketball program designed for children in Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten, and grades 1-2. The goal of this program is to pique each child’s curiosity, to get kids excited about playing basketball and to teach good basic fundamentals at the same time.
The workshop will be held, Nov. 6 through Dec. 11. Times for Little Hoops Stars – pre-kindergarten (minimum age 4), from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Hoop Stars – Grades 1-2 are 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Shaw Elementary, 3560 Kemp Road. Cost is $70, $80 for non-residents. For more information call 937-427-5514 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSU in league championship
ROCHESTER, Mich. — The Wright State cross country teams competed Oct. 28 at the Horizon League Champions in Rochester, Michigan.
Sophomore Nathan Dunn led the way for the Raider men, finishing 8th in the 8k race with a time of 25:55. On the women’s side, junior Hailey Brumfield came in 14th in the 6k race, finishing with a time of 23:01.
Dunn and Tyler Mathes, who finished 13th with a time of 26:13.5, and Brumfield were each named to the Horizon League Second Team.
Wright State will return to action Friday, Nov. 10, as they compete in their final meet of the year, the NCAA Great Lakes Regionals in Terre Haute, Ind.
WSU Tennis team competes
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — The Wright State University women’s tennis team concluded action at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Invitational Oct. 28, bringing home a first place in the B flight from freshman Jillian Milano.
Overall, the Raiders competed well across the board and will be back in action again in January.
Swim teams open season
FAIRBORN — The Wright State swimming teams opened their seasons at home Oct. 28, competing in a tri-meet against Milwaukee and Marshall.
Raider victories on the day came from Downey Thomas (1000 free, 200 breast), Gavin Mickelson (100, 500 free), Jack Fergus (100, 200 back), Trevor Keriazes (100 breast), Mitch Stover (100, 200 fly, 200 IM), Dominic Poletta (50, 100 free), and the 200 and 400 medley relay team. The 200 MR team set a new pool record as Stover qualified for the US Winter Nationals in the 100 fly.
Wright State will return 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3 as they host Horizon League newcomer IUPUI.
Jewell Honored by League
FAIRBORN — Maddie Jewell, a sophomore goalie for the Wright State women’s soccer team, was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week by conference officials Oct. 23.
Jewell, a native of Cincinnati, posted her sixth shutout of the year as the Raiders beat Cleveland State 1-0 Wednesday and UIC 1-0 Saturday night. Jewell posted six saves versus Cleveland State, and two saves in the contest against UIC. She currently has a 0.98 goals-against average and a .797 save percentage on the season in 14 games.
The Raiders, 10-7 and 5-3, will end the regular season 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at Detroit Mercy.
DeRoy Honored by League
FAIRBORN — Sam DeRoy, a senior midfielder for the Wright State men’s soccer team, was named the Horizon League Defensive Player of the Week by conference officials Oct. 23.
The Powell native has been a stalwart defender for the Raiders through the years, leading WSU to another shutout Saturday night over Northern Kentucky, 1-0. It was Wright State’s seventh shutout of the season. He picked up his 11th career assist by setting up Stefan Rokvic’s goal against NKU. Rokvic has scored six goals in the last five games. DeRoy was the team MVP and second-team all league in 2015 but missed most of the season in 2016 with an injury.
The Raiders, 9-5-1 and 5-2, are currently in second place and will play at Cleveland State Saturday night before ending the regular season next Friday at home against IUPUI.
Two honored by Horizon League
FAIRBORN — Wright State University’s Nathan Dunn and Ryan Dunn were named to the Horizon League Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Team by league officials on Oct. 24.
Nathan Dunn, a sophomore Computer Science major, holds a 4.0 grade-point average. He has led the Raiders in all races this year with a 12th place finish at the Queen City Invitational and sixth at the Friendship Invitational.
Ryan Dunn, a junior Electrical Engineering major, holds a 4.0 GPA and placed 43rd at the Friendship Invitational. He was selected to the All-Academic Team in 2016 as well as the Horizon League Honor Roll.
The League All-Academic Teams are voted on by one faculty representative of each school. The Raiders will compete in the Horizon League meets this weekend, hosted by Oakland University.
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