Sports Digest


Athletes compete for Ashland

ASHLAND — Ashland University welcomes three Greene County athletes to their spring sports teams.

Patrick Mikal of Dayton is a member of Ashland University’s men’s swimming and diving team. Mikal is majoring in political science. He is a 2014 graduate of Carroll High School. Mikal, a senior, swims distance freestyle and backstroke for the Eagles.

Lawrance Dudgeon of Xenia is a member of Ashland University’s wrestling team. Dudgeon is majoring in criminal justice. Dudgeon is a 2015 graduate of Xenia High School.

Ian Johnson of Dayton is a member of Ashland University’s track and field team. Johnson is majoring in computer science. He is a 2017 graduate of Beavercreek High School. Johnson, a freshman, competes in distance events for the Eagles.

Radiers edged at Xavier

CINCINNATI — The Wright State baseball team played a non-conference game March 27 at Xavier University, falling 2-0.

The Raiders were held to three hits with one each from Seth Gray, Zane Harris and Chase Slone. J.D. Orr finished with two walks and two stolen bases. Jason Foster started on the mound for the Raiders, giving up one earned run on three hits in five innings.

Raider ticket deposit

FAIRBORN — Join Raider Nation by putting down your deposit for 2018-19 men’s basketball season tickets. Fans can place a $50 per seat deposit (excludes courtside seats), which if done by April 20, includes a picture of the 2017-18 Motor City Madness Championship team, with a personalized message from head coach Scott Nagy.

New season ticket deposits are non-refundable, and can be placed online here or by calling the WSU Ticket Office at 937-775-4934. Current season ticket holders do not need to put down a deposit.

Enjoy Raider basketball from courtside seats. Platinum level donors receive two two courtside seats to Men’s basketball regular season home games. For more information or to reserve your courtside seats, please contact Evan Neubert, Ticket Sales Coordinator, at 937-775-4934 or evan.neubert@wright.edu.

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. The cost is $15 per person by Friday, April 6, which includes an event T-shirt. After April 6, including the day of the race, the cost is $20 per person. Interested groups should call Jillian Drew at 937-374-5683 or email jdrew@gcph.info for more information.

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.

Drifting registration open

XENIA — Registration is now being accepted for the May 19 Drift Indy event at Kil-Kare Raceway. Cost is $99 per entrant. Drift Indy full-day events are for all drivers wanting and needing seat time.

Guest instructors will show up on occasion to help drivers progress and get better. Spectator tickets are $15 at Kil-Kare, kids 12 & under get in free. Spectators welcome, $15 at the gate, kids 12 & under are free. Go to driftindy.com for more details and to register.

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