Sports Digest


Patriots set school marks

GENEVA — A pair of Carroll High School high jumpers earned all-Ohio recognition, and two indoor track and field school records were set, at the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches division I and II state indoor cross country championships, held March 2 at the SPIRE athletic facility.

In the girls Division II meet, Carroll’s Amelia Harlow turned in a jump of 5 feet to place fifth and earn all-state recognition. The Patriots 3,200-meter relay team of Catherine Berent, Rhianna Thomas, Trinity Raber and Meghan Schrand finished ninth overall in a school-record indoor time of 10 minutes, 25.87 seconds.

The Carroll boys competed in the Division I Ohio championships, and Aaron Cooper earned all-state honors with an eighth-place finish with a leap of 6 feet, four inches. Cooper’s leap was also an indoor school record.

Beavers fall to Wayne

CENTERVILLE — Beavercreek’s Brentin Seman and Chris Herbort both led the Beavers with 16 points scored, but Wayne held on for a 53-49 Division I sectional tournament win on Feb. 27. Beavercreek (8-15) led 8-4 after one quarter of play over the favored Warriors (14-9). The Beavers outscored Wayne, 19-15 in the final quarter too, but Wayne gained a 34-22 advantage in the second and third quarters. Wayne advances to take on the winner of Wednesday’s late game, either Fairmont or Butler, at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at Centerville High School.

Dragons 5K registration

DAYTON — Registration is under way for the ninth annual Dragons 5K on Saturday, July 20, starting at 8am at Fifth Third Field.

All participants in the race receive four (4) lawn tickets to a future Dragons game, Dragons 5K t-shirt, Dragons hat, NEW finisher’s medal and entry to the post-race party inside Fifth Third Field. Additionally, if participants sign up for the race in the first 30 days (by March 2), they will receive a bonus of two (2) stadium seat tickets to a Dragons game in April/May.

The registration fee is $25 in advance or $30 after July 15. Kids age 17 and under can sign up for $15. Fans can sign up today to reserve their spot at www.daytondragons.com/dragons5ksignup.

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