Local Sports Briefs


Boys Basketball

Ambassadors ambushed

XENIA — Caleb Moore scored 14 points, Jon Willis added 11 points and Kevin Reep had nine points and 13 rebounds to lead visiting Springfield Emmanuel Christian to a 45-41 win over Xenia Christian (1-16, 1-9 MBC) on Tuesday. There were no Xenia Christian individual statistics reported to the Metro Buckeye League’s website.

The two teams will play again at 7 p.m. on Friday, this time on the Lions’ home court.

Carroll trips Bethel Bees

TIPP CITY — The Carroll Patriots claimed a 52-43 non-league win Tuesday night over Tipp City Bethel. Carroll led 25-13 at the half, and extended that lead to 40-22 after three quarters of play. No individual statistics were available for either team on the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed Division’s website.

Carroll (12-7, 4-4 GCLC North) will host Dayton Chaminade Julienne at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Elks beat Beavercreek

BEAVERCREEK — The visiting Centerville Elks jumped out in front 27-8 at halftime of Tuesday’s game and rode that lead to an eventual 48-37 Greater Western Ohio Conference win over Beavercreek.

Keegan Saben scored 19 points for Centerville, while Elks teammate Daniel Buchenroth was next with 11 points and nine rebounds.

Jackson Hansen scored a team-high eighth points for Beavercreek, while Jackson Buck, Jon Alessandro, Cedric Baldwin and Alec Otto each scored six points in the loss.

Beavercreek (3-15, 0-7 GWOC Central) has a pair of 7:30 p.m. home games this weekend: They face Clayton Northmont on Friday, then will host Bellbrook in a nonleague tussle Saturday.

Girls Basketball

Beavercreek bashes Springfield

BEAVERCREEK — The host Beavers pitched a shutout in the first half of Wednesday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference, Central Division game against Springfield. Beavercreek led 28-0 at halftime, and rolled to a 61-14 win.

The Beaver bench scored 47 of Beavercreek’s 61 points. Kayla Shields and Keaira Youngblood led the way with 10 points each, starter Aleah Caskey finished with eight points and Jaelyn Bean was next with seven.

Beavercreek (15-6, 6-3 GWOC Central) closes out its regular season schedule at 1 p.m. Saturday when they’ll host Kettering Fairmont.


Beavercreek baseball clinic March 12

BEAVERCREEK — The Beavercreek High School varsity baseball team will hold its sixth annual youth baseball clinic on Saturday, March 12. The clinic is for youth baseball players ages 8-14 and will be held in the main and auxiliary gyms at Beavercreek High School.

The morning session is for players ages 8-10 and costs $30. It begins at 9 a.m. and concludes at 11 a.m. The afternoon session is for ages 11-14. The full afternoon session is from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a pitching-only segment from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The fee for older players is $40.

Registration and fees will be processed on the day of the clinic. A camp t-shirt will be provided to all participants. Members of the team and the coaching staff will conduct the clinic. All proceeds from the clinic will go to the Beavercreek varsity baseball team. Participants should bring their gloves, bats and helmets. Please note that if weather permits, portions of the clinic could be conducted outside. Participants should also bring cleats and suitable clothing.

Dragons anthem tryouts Feb. 27

DAYTON —The Dayton Dragons minor league baseball team will host National Anthem tryouts from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek.

The winners will perform the national anthem at Dragons games throughout the season, with the grand prize winner performing at Opening Day 2016 before the Dragons host the Bowling Green Hot Rods at Fifth Third Field 4 p.m. Saturday, April 9.

Pre-registration is now under way at daytondragons.com/nationalanthem. The first 200 entrants who pre-register for this event will receive a scheduled tryout time.

Arnold 5K run set for March 6

COLUMBUS — The 16th annual Arnold 5K will be held on Sunday, March 6 in downtown Columbus. The race is part of the Arnold Sports Festival Weekend. All entrants receive an Arnold 5K race T-shirt and a free entry ($20 value) to the 27th Annual Arnold Sports Festival after the race, plus the top 500 finishers receive Arnold 5K medals.

For more information go to www.runohio.com or contact Matt McGowan – [email protected], 740-587-0376. The Arnold 5K Pump and Run registration is closed.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: [email protected]

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: [email protected]xeniagazette.com.