Sports Digest


Carroll bests Valley View

RIVERSIDE — Julia Keller scored team bests in scoring (18 points) and rebounding (nine) in host Carroll’s 50-45 girls high school basketball win Dec. 22 over Valley View. Two other Patriots finished in double-figure scoring: Elisabeth Bush scored 15 points; and Allie Stefanek added a dozen. Carroll remains unbeaten at 8-0, 4-0 in the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed’s North Division. The Patriots will play next in the Kings Holiday Classic, Dec. 27-27 at Kings High School in Kings Mills. Game times were not available at presstime.

Brown, Lacure win at GMVWA tourney

VANDALIA — Legacy Christian Academy wrestlers Gavin Brown and Camron Lacure both won individual high school wrestling titles Dec. 28 at the annual Great Miami Valley Wrestling Association tournament, at the Student Activities Center at Butler High School. Four other Greene County area wrestlers placed in the top seven in their respective weight classes.

Brown claimed the tourney’s 126-pound weight class title and Lacure won the 120-pound class.

Two other Legacy Christian wrestlers also managed to place in their respective divisions. Matt Ellis finished fifth at 106 pounds, while Logan Attisano placed sixth at 113. Greeneview’s Devan Hendricks placed seventh at 145 pounds. In the 285-pound heavyweight class, Bellbrook’s Alex Stump wound up being eliminated in the fourth round of consolations. Xenia’s Peyton Bartley won his quarterfinal match, but lost by forfeit in the semis. He’ll finish no lower than fifth.

Patriots defeat Kings

KINGS MILLS — Carroll claimed a 50-41 win over host Kings in the first round of the Kings Holiday Classic, Dec. 27 in girls high school basketball. No other game details were available. The Patriots (9-0) are scheduled to play McNicholas on Friday, Dec. 28, then take on Thornville Sheridan for a 7 p.m. game on Saturday, Dec. 29 in the Braggin’ Rights Classic at Cincinnati’s Winton Woods High School.

Jump Start hoops offered

BEAVERCREEK — Jump Start Hoop Stars Grades 1-2 will take place 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 22 through Feb. 26 in Shaw Elementary Gym. Hoop Stars and Little Hoop Stars Basketball is a fun oriented, highly instructional, recreational basketball program. 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 program is offered through Beavercreek Parks, Recreation & Culture, 789 N. Orchard Lane. Call 937-427-5514 advance registration required. Costs vary.

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