Local Sports Briefs


HIGH SCHOOL

Girls Basketball

Carroll bedeviled in sectional final

NEW CARLISLE — The second-seeded Carroll Patriots had a 36-25 halftime lead over top seed Tipp City Tippecanoe, but the Red Devils limited Carroll to 15 points in the second half for a 60-51 Tippecanoe win Saturday at Tecumseh High School. No individual statistics were available. Carroll ends its season with a 16-9 overall record, and finished in second place in the Greater Catholic League Co-Ed’s North Division with an 8-2 record. Hannah Ritter, Kate Hickey and Olivia Seymour were seniors on the Patriots team this season.

Swimming

Area state qualifiers headed to Canton

GREENE COUNTY — The following is a listing of Greene County-area swimmers who qualified to the Ohio High School swimming and diving championships, which will be held in the C.T. Branin Natatorium, in Canton. Qualifiers are listed by state seeding rank, name, school, grade, and time:

Boy Divison I: 200-yard Freestyle — 1. Hank Siefert, Xenia, junior, 1:37.84; 50-yard Freestyle — 23. Josef Pohlmann, Beavercreek, sophomore, 21.60; 100-yard Freestyle — 22. Pohlmann, Beavercreek, sophomore, 47.47; 500-yard Freestyle — 3. Siefert, Xenia, junior, 4:28.44;

Girls Division I: 200-yard Medley Relay — 8. Beavercreek 1:46.42; 50-yard Freestyle — 10. Emily Lane, Beavercreek, senior 23.90; 100-yard Freestyle — 22. Abbey Duncan, Beavercreek, junior 52.76; 200-yard Freestyle Relay — 10. Beavercreek 1:37.45; 100-yard Backstroke — 2. Duncan, Beavercreek, junior 54.61; 100-yard Breaststroke — 12. Layne, Beavercreek 1:05.04;

Girls Division II: 200-yard Freestyle — 2. Olivia Chick, Yellow Springs, junior 1:50.52; 10. Meghan Bobick, Bellbrook, senior 1:53.18; 19. Holly Hulett, Bellbrook, senior 1:56.03; 50-yard Freestyle — 5. Claire Farrell, Carroll, junior 24.25; 100-yard Freestyle — 2. Chick, Yellow Springs, junior 50.98; 5. Bobick, Bellbrook, senior 51.97; 16. Farrell, Carroll, junior 53.57; 200-yard Freestyle Relay — 19. Bellbrook, 1:42.35; 20. Carroll 1:42.57; 100-yard Backstroke — 8. Hulett, Bellbrook, senior 56.91; 400-yard Freestyle Relay — 23. Carroll, 3:46.52;

Boys Division II: 200-yard Relay — 5. Bellbrook, 1:38.58; 200-yard Freestyle — 1. Cody Bybee, Bellbrook, sophomore 1:38.82; 5. John Sampson, Bellbrook 1:43.88; 200-yard Individual Medlay — 1. Eric Knowles, Xenia Christian, junior 1:51,51; 3. Dominic Harry, Carroll, junior 1:53.19; 6. Connor Blatt, Carroll, sophomore 1:56.13; 14. Cole Huggard, Bellbrook, sophomore 2:00.02; 100-yard Butterfly — 1. Bybee, Bellbrook, sophomore 49.76; 9. Blatt, Carroll, sophomore 52.33; 100-yrd Freestyle — 1. Harry, Carroll, junior 46.32; 12. Aman Ngqakayi, Yellow Springs, senior 48.10; 500-yard Freestyle — 3. Knowles, Xenia Christian, junior 4:34.33; 200-yard Freestyle Relay — 5. Bellbrook 1:28.83; 7. Bellbrook 1:29.49; 100-yard Backstroke — 2. John Sampson, Bellbrook, sophomore 50.89; 100-yard Backstroke — 5. Ngqakaya, Yellow Springs, senior 59.68; 400-yard Freestyle Relay — 7. Carroll 3:16.72.

Wrestling

District tournaments

GREENE COUNTY — Area wrestlers advance to this week’s district tournaments. The following wrestlers will compete in their respective weight classes in the the Southwest District wrestling tournaments, with the top-four wrestlers qualifying to the state tournament in Columbus listed by weight class, name, school, grade and current record:

Division I at Trent Arena, Kettering: 106 pounds — Trevor Landon, Fairborn, freshman (16-21); 120 pounds — Colin Neuner, Beavercreek, junior (27-10); A.J. Warner, Fairborn, junior (39-7); 132 pounds — Kody Konicki, Beavercreek, junior (12-22); 152 pounds — Andrew Ascencio, Beavercreek, senior (24-9); 160 pounds — Reece Blackmore, Beavercreek, sophomore (11-20); Stephen Colton, Xenia, junior (18-19); 170 pounds — Max Towers, Beavercreek, senior (25-9); 182 pounds — Kenton McWharter, Xenia, junior (13-15); 195 pounds — Aaron Weiser, Beavercreek, freshman (9-9); Christian Thomas, Xenia, junior (11-17); 220 pounds — Bradley Smith, Beavercreek, freshman (22-13); Cody Smith, Xenia, senior (38-1); 285 pounds — David Hughes, Beavercreek, senior (26-14).

Division II at Wilmington High School: 120 pounds — Nick Berry, Carroll, senior (28-5); Ben Sherrill, Bellbrook, sophomore (27-7); 182 pounds — Tyler Wiederholt, Bellbrook, senior (35-2); 220 pounds — Paul Miller III, Carroll, senior (22-11).

Division III at Hobart Arena, Troy: 106 pounds — Devan Hendrix, Greeneview, freshman (33-9); 132 pounds — Adam Bramble, Greeneview, junior (15-18); 220 pounds — Isaiah Harding, Greeneview, junior (28-12).

COLLEGE

Raiders picked to win Horizon League

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Wright State baseball team was picked first and four Raiders were named to the all-league team as the Horizon League released its preseason poll and team Wednesday afternoon. Head coaches at the seven schools conducted the voting. Junior catcher Sean Murphy was selected as the Preseason Player of the Year and was joined on the pre-season team by senior starting pitcher Jesse Scholtens, junior shortstop Mitch Roman and senior outfielder Ryan Fucci. Murphy (Centerville), a Third Team Preseason All-American by both Perfect Game and D1 Baseball, was one of 20 semifinalists last season for the Johnny Bench Award, which is presented annually to the top collegiate catcher in the country.

Wright State won the Horizon League Tournament title in Whiting, Ind., and made its fifth all-time appearance in the NCAA Division I Regionals in 2015, advancing to the finals for the first-time ever. The Raiders, who posted the second-most wins in a season in program history with 43, defeated Ohio and Notre Dame in Champaign, Illinois, for their first NCAA victories since 1994 and received votes in the final USA Today Coaches and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association polls.

WSU opens the regular season this weekend with a four-game series at Elon University (N.C.). The Raiders and Phoenix will play single games on Friday (4 p.m.) and Sunday (1:30 p.m.) with a Saturday doubleheader in between (1 p.m.). The home opener for Wright State is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, against Xavier at Nischwitz Stadium.

Softball

Raiders defeat Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Behind a strong pitching effort from Ally Russell, the Wright State softball team closed out play in the Chattanooga Spring Classic, Sunday with a 3-1 victory over the host Mocs.

The Raiders took a 1-0 lead with a run in the second. Becka Peterson led off with a single to right center and pinch-runner Rachael Oakley advanced to second on a passed ball. One out later, Libby Pfeffer delivered a hit to left center to plate Oakley.

Chattanooga, though, tied it with a run of its own in the bottom of the second and it stayed that way until WSU broke the deadlock with a run. Wright State then tacked on an insurance run in the sixth. Russell took over from there as the freshman picked up her first college win, retiring 16 of the final 17 batters she faced, with the only baserunner reaching on an error. Overall, Russell gave up three hits and two walks while striking out two. Offensively, Floyd finished with three hits while Marquez and Russell each had two.

Wright State (4-6) heads to Birmingham, Alabama, next weekend for the Samford Tournament. The Raiders will take on Tennessee Tech (11 a.m. Eastern) and Samford (1:30 p.m.) on Saturday, February 27, and will face the same two teams on Sunday, Feb. 28.

OTHER SPORTS

Dayton Dutch Lions hosting tryout

DAYTON — The Dayton Dutch Lions FC are excited to announce an open tryout for its men’s soccer team that competes in the United Soccer League Premier Developmental League (USL PDL). The tryout will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday March 20 at DOC Stadium in West Carrollton.

The tryout will be run and overseen by head coach Sid van Druenen and his coaching staff. The day will start with a quick club presentation followed by a 30-45 minute training session and 11 vs. 11 games.

The 2016 USL PDL season sees the Dayton Dutch Lions FC play, among others, against 2015 season champions KW United and 2014 season champions Michigan Bucks.

A $50 registration fee is charged to participate in the tryout. Payment via credit card, cash or money order will be available the morning of the tryout. More information about the 2016 USL PDL League season can be found on the Dayton Dutch Lions FC website, www.ddlfc.com.

Beavercreek baseball clinic

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.

Arnold 5K run set

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 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 – runohio@ee.net, 740-587-0376. The Arnold 5K Pump and Run registration is closed.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.

Compiled by John Bombatch. Please send your sports information to: sports@xeniagazette.com.