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Beaver in Hall of Fame

XENIA — Xenia High School graduate Jim Beaver was inducted into the Walter E. Stebbins Athletic Hall of Fame on Jan. 19. A member of the XHS Athletic Hall committee, Beaver is being inducted into Stebbins’ hall for his years as a golf coach for the Indians.

Retired Stebbins Athletic Director Dee Hastler will be the presenter for Beaver’s induction. Beaver was the school’s head golf coach from 1980 to 2010 and was the freshman girls basketball coach from 1980 to 1984. As golf coach, Beaver coached more than 600 golf matches, with eight district qualifiers and two golfers who went on to become PGA Tour professionals.

Benzinger honored

FAIRBORN — Senior Grant Benzinger of the Wright State men’s basketball team was named the Horizon League Player of the Week, announced league officials today.

The 6-3 Cincinnati native led the Raiders to an 84-81 win at Northern Kentucky with 31 points, seven rebounds, one block and one steal. His 31 points set his season best and fell one short of his career-high 32 points set last year at Georgia State. He was 8-13 from the field overall, 4-7 from three and 11-13 from the line. The win gave the Raiders lone possession of first place at 5-0 and its sixth straight win.

Raiders win over YSU

FAIRBORN — The Wright State men’s basketball team stumbled but came back strong to take down Youngstown State 77-67 and remain undefeated in the Horizon League at 6-0 Jan. 15. Five Raiders scored in double figure, led by freshmen Loudon Love and Jaylon Hall with 16 points each. Cole Gentry added 14 points as Mark Hughes and Grant Benzinger each had 13 points.

Wright State is now 14-5 overall and have won seven straight games.

Women cruise past YSU

FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s basketball team took care of business Jan. 15 as they defeated visiting Youngstown State 73-50. Senior Chelsea Welch led the way with 23 points while Emily Vogelpohl posted a double double of 13 points and 12 rebounds as did Lexi Smith with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Symone Simmmons added 10 points and six boards. Wright State is now 14-4, 6-1.

Spring Has Sprung 5K

XENIA — Registration is open for Greene County Public Health’s ninth annual “Spring Has Sprung” Healthy Families 5K Run/Walk, Saturday, April 14 at the Xenia YMCA, 135 E. Church St.

Registration and check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Xenia YMCA with a Zumba warm-up at 8:30 a.m. and the pet- and stroller-friendly run/walk beginning at 9 a.m. The course features a flat terrain in and around the Xenia area beginning and ending at the Xenia YMCA. There will also be a free “Wee OneRun” at 8:45 a.m. for ages 5 and younger.

The cost is $15 per person by Friday, April 6, which includes an event T-shirt (guaranteed). After April 6, including the day of the race, the cost is $20 per person (T-shirt included while supplies last). Teams of 10 or more are eligible to receive a discount. Interested groups should call Jillian Drew at 937-374-5683 or email [email protected] for more information.

Interested persons can register online now for the 5K at

Smith headlines WSU event

FAIRBORN — Major league pitcher and WSU baseball alum Joe Smith will be the keynote speaker for the 14th annual First Pitch Banquet Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at Moraine Country Club.

The First Pitch Banquet features a sit-down dinner, program, and a silent auction. The evening will all go to benefit current and future student-athletes of the Wright State baseball program. The cost is $70 for a general admission ticket and $1,000 for a VIP table (seats 10 guests). The VIP table includes a pre-event meet and greet cocktail hour with Smith and recognition during the program. Doors will open to the public with the silent auction beginning 6 p.m.

For more information contact Deanna Terelle at 937-775-4936 or [email protected]

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