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Ritter’s to host Olympic sendoff

BEAVERCREEK — Ritter’s Frozen Custard, on 2531 Dayton Xenia Road, will host an Olympic Trials Send Off celebration 5-8 p.m. Friday, June 24 for international race walking competitor Susan Randall of Beavercreek. Randall is one of the top-14 racewalkers in the nation who will be competing in the U.S. Olympic Trials on June 30-July 2 in Charlotte, N.C.

Randall will be on hand, and several area businesses have provided raffle baskets for the occasion. Tickets cost $5 for six, $10 for 12. A percentage of the evening’s sales at Ritter’s will go to help support Randall’s Olympic effort.

Three more Raiders drafted

FAIRBORN — Wright State University baseball players Ryan Fucci, Robby Sexton and Mitch Roman were selected by their respective teams in Saturday’s second day of the Major League Baseball Draft, making a school-record five players selected this year.

Senior outfielder Fucci was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 25th round with the 747th pick.

Fucci (Lexington, Ky. Tates Creek), a First Team All-Horizon League selection in 2016, hit .326 with a team-best 11 home runs, 64 RBI and 26 stolen bases. He finished first in the Horizon League in home runs, RBI and stolen bases, second in total bases (124), fourth in slugging percentage (.525), fifth in runs scored (51) and seventh in hits (77) and on-base percentage (.412).

Junior pitcher Sexton was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in Saturday’s 14th round with the 418th pick.

Sexton (Pataskala Watkins Memorial) put together a solid season in his return from Tommy John surgery, going 7-3 with a 3.15 earned run average and 58 strikeouts in 74.1 innings pitched. The seven wins tied him for sixth in the Horizon League while his ERA was sixth, the innings were eighth and the strikeouts tied for ninth.

Junior shortstop Mitch Roman was selected by the Chicago White Sox on Saturday in the 12th round with the 356th pick.

Roman (Fishers, Ind. Hamilton Southeastern) was a Second Team All-Horizon League honoree in 2016 as he tied for the league lead in stolen bases with 26, was second with 84 hits and five triples, tied for second with 54 runs scored, was eighth with a .336 batting average. In league play, he hit .336 with 24 RBI and 27 runs scored.

Roman’s four stolen bases at Elon on February 21 were the most by any league player in a game this season. He tied for the squad lead with 26 multi-hit games, including seven of three or more hits, and had the longest hitting streak of any Raider player in 2016 at 11 games.

MVFCA All Star Game

CENTERVILLE — The 33rd Miami Valley Football Coaches Association high school All Star football game was heldJune 10 at Centerville High School.

A total of 13 Greene County area football standouts were on the all star rosters. Fairborn’s Adam Knaub, Arron Childers and Ben Walburn, along with Cedarville’s Nathan Sheridan, will be on the North team.

The South squad has Xenia players Danny Naylor, Rocky James, Tanner Steward and Ryan Hudson, Carroll’s Cory Hastings and D.J. Sommers, Beavercreek’s Tim Bradshaw and Andrew Greenspan, and Bellbrook’s Caleb Shroyer.

A scholarship presentation was made before the game starts, and there will be a MVFCA Coaches Hall of Fame presentation at halftime.

Fitness Challenge set

FAIRBORN — Greene County Public Health is hosting the 13th Annual Family Fitness Challenge 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 18 at Central Park located, 222 S. Central Ave.

The Fitness Challenge is designed to motivate youth and families to adopt healthier lifestyles — specifically in the areas of fitness and nutrition. Participants will visit fitness stations, including a bounce house and health information booths from local businesses and organizations, and complete a fitness passport to receive a free prize. Prizes are available while supplies last.

The event is free and open to the public. Families and groups are encouraged to attend. For more information, or to have a fitness station or information booth call 937-374-5669 or email [email protected]

Greene Trails Cycling Classic

XENIA — The 2016 Greene Trails Cycling Classic will take place July 14-17 with the Greene County Fairgrounds Recreation Center serving as home base for the hundreds of cyclists expected to attend from all over the region.

Excursions will be planned for each day of the event. Registration includes Fairgrounds Recreation Center campsite, Support and Gear (SAG), fully-supported rest stops, purchase pick-up, breakfast daily and all evening entertainment including meal on Thursday and Saturday night (if registered for Thursday and Saturday).

A brochure and registration form is available on the website at www.gcparkstrails.com, by calling 937-562-6440 or emailing [email protected]

Dynamo plays with AFC

DAYTON — The only goal AFC Ann Arbor was able to score came off a Dayton Dynamo own goal in the 43rd minute of Friday’s soccer game at Welcome Stadium. Alex Vandersluijs scored the Dynamo goal in the 89th minute. Dayton lost a friendly to the Knoxville Force on Sunday at Welcome. The two teams played again on Monday in Knoxville.

The Dynamo is on the road Friday for a match against the Michigan Stars. Their next home contest will be Sunday when they’ll take on Grand Rapids FC.

Lions women defeat Columbus

WEST CARROLLTON — The Dayton Dutch Lions FC women’s team claimed a 3-0 win over the Columbus Eagles, Saturday at Dayton Outpatient Center (DOC) Stadium.

The Lions’ Rose Lavelle had the only goal of the first half. She had Dayton’s second goal in the 80th minute as well. Meghan Blank then took a pass from Mattie Cutts in the 87th minute for the final tally. The Dutch Lions (4-0) will next host the Cincinnati Sirens at 7 p.m. Friday, June 24.

Scouts defeat Joes

HAMILTON — Visiting Xenia handed the Hamilton Joes their first loss of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League season on Saturday, with a 7-6 win at Foundation Field.

Xenia trailed 3-1 after one inning of play, grabbed the lead at 4-3 midway through the fifth, gave up the lead when the Joes plated a couple runs in the bottom half of the inning, then took the lead for good when Cary Holloway scored on Adrian Marquez’s single, then designated hitter John Sharpe drove in Marquez and Ryan O’Hearn with a bases clearing triple.

John Sharpe had two hits and two RBI in the game. O’Hearn went 3-for-4 at the plate, walking once and scoring twice. Marquez had an RBI on one hit, while Jeremy Barth and Colt Wolfe each had two hits and drove in a run.

Walter Rook IV collected his second pitching win of the season for the Scouts. Righty reliever Matthew Wade struckout six Hamilton batters in the game’s final three innings to earn the save.

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

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