Sports Digest


Men’s tennis beats bonnies

FAIRBORN — The Wright State men’s tennis team was back in action March 25 for a match with the Bonnies of St. Bonaventure, winning 6-1.

Wright State received singles wins from Michal Kianicka, Param Pun, Javier Alvarez, Marcel Ueltzhoeffer, and Carlos Estrada. On the doubles side, the teams of Michal Kianicka/Fernando Nardelli and Carlos Estrada/Param Pun claimed victory for the Raiders.

The Raiders will travel to Chicago Friday, March 30 in a Horizon League match up.

Women’s tennis takes two

FAIRBORN — The Wright State women’s tennis team returned to the court March 25 for two matches against St. Bonaventure and Ohio Northern. The Raiders swept all singles and doubles matches on the day, winning both matches by a score of 7-0.

WSU will return to action Friday, March 30, as they travel to Chicago against Flames of UIC.

Baseball edged by Panthers

FAIRBORN — The Wright State baseball team’s come back fell short as the Raiders lost to Milwaukee 3-2 on March 25 at Nischwitz Stadium.

The Panthers scored once in the second and two in the third as the Raiders used a two-run homerun from Gabe Snyder in the eighth, driving in Peyton Burdick to cut the lead. JD Orr, Burdick, Alex Alder, Chase Slone and Brandon Giltrow all picked up one hit each for WSU. Wright State is now 13-8 and 4-2.

Men’s tennis defeats NKU

FAIRBORN — The Wright State men’s tennis team returned to the court March 25 for a Horizon League match up with Northern Kentucky, winning the match 7-0. Wright State swept all singles and doubles matches on the day.

The Raiders play again 1 p.m. Sunday, April 1 as they host the Bonnies of St. Bonaventure.

Haller, Morgan honored

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Wright State Senior Karoline Haller (Bekkestua, Norway) and junior Haily Morgan (Anthem, Ariz.) of the Wright State women’s tennis team have been named the Horizon League Doubles Team of the Week announced March 20.

Winning its lone competition of the week, the No. 1 doubles team won 6-0 against a Bowling Green State University team that posted a win over nationally-ranked Notre Dame earlier this season.

The Raiders, 9-9, will open the Horizon League slate at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24 against Northern Kentucky at the South Regency Tennis and Fitness Center, 3020 W. Tech Rd., in Miamisburg.

Mikesell, Heckman recognized

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Wright State University’s Maria Heckman (Minster) has been named the Female Field Athlete of the Week and Brooklyn Mikesell (Miamisburg) has been named the Female Track Athlete of the Week, Horizon League officials announced March 20.

Opening the outdoor season at the Stan Lyons Invitational in Indianapolis last weekend, Heckman won the pole vault with a jump of 3.40 while Mikesell won the 400 hurdles at 1:04.43.

The Raiders will next be in action March 31 at the Cincinnati Oliver Nikohoff Classic.

Spring 5K runs in April

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. The cost is $15 per person by Friday, April 6, which includes an event T-shirt. After April 6, including the day of the race, the cost is $20 per person. Interested groups should call Jillian Drew at 937-374-5683 or email [email protected] for more information.

Club hosting Learn-to-Row class

DAYTON — The Dayton Boat Club adult rowing program will host its spring learn-to-row class Friday through Sunday, April 13-15, at the club’s boathouse on East River Road in Moraine.

The three-session on-water class, open to men and women, covers terminology, safety, stroke technique, equipment use and care, and sweep rowing in an eight-oared racing shell. Sessions are from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 13; 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 14; and 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 15. For information or to register www.daytonboatclub.org/adult-learn-to-row.html.

Kil-Kare drifting registration now open

XENIA — Registration is now being accepted for the May 19 Drift Indy event at Kil-Kare Raceway. Cost is $99 per entrant.

Drift Indy full-day events are for all drivers wanting and needing seat time. Guest instructors will show up on occasion to help drivers progress and get better. Spectator tickets are $15 at Kil-Kare, kids 12 & under get in free.

Spectators welcome, $15 at the gate, kids 12 & under are free. Go to driftindy.com for more details and to register.

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