Sports Digest


Beavers sweep Pickerington Quad

PICKERINGTON — The No. 5-ranked Beavercreek boys high school volleyball team claimed wins over No. 10 Mount Vernon, Stow-Monroe and host Pickerington North, April 7 at the Pickerington North Quad.

Simon Ricks had 11 kills, Naumaan Hussain had 21 assists, Michael Abbitt had nine digs and Landon Shoemake had five blocks in the 20-25, 25-20, 25-18 over Mount Vernon. The Beavers were then led by Ben Page (five kills, one block), Thomas Gill (six aces), Hussain (10 assists) and Alex Le (nine digs) in the 25-12,25-14 win over Stow-Monroe. Ricks (12 kills, one block), Hussain (19 assists) and Le (four aces, eight digs) led the Beavers over Pickerington North in straight sets 29-27, 25-8.

Beavercreek (6-1) will host Carroll, currently ranked No. 9 in the latest Ohio High School Boys Volleyball Division II rankings, for a match at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at Beavercreek High School.

Beavercreek stats posted

BEAVERCREEK — In Tuesday’s 25-10, 26-28, 25-13, 25-18 Beavercreek boys volleyball win over Northmont, Parker Mikesch recorded 12 kills and had 15 digs, Naumann Hussain had 29 assists and Thomas Gill served up four aces for the Beavers (3-0). Dawson Walker was the leader in kills for Northmont (1-1) with 11, and David Vennemeyer came up with 34 digs. Official stats were not immediately available after the April 3 game.

No. 1 Moeller defeats Beavercreek

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek, ranked No. 6 in the latest Ohio High School Boys Volleyball Association Division I state poll, was defeated by No. 1 Moeller, April 5 by scores of 18-25, 25-21, 19-25, 17-25.

Michael Abbitt recorded 14 kills, Naumann Hussain doled out 35 assists to go with two aces, Ryan Hill had 17 digs and Riley Bell three blocks for the Beavers, now 3-1. Beavercreek will participate in the Pickerington North Quad on Saturday, April 7. They’ll play Stow-Munroe Falls at 9 a.m., Mt. Vernon at 10:15 a.m. and then host Pickerington North at 11:45 a.m.

Beavercreek seeks coach

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek High School has an opening for a girls soccer Assistant Varsity Coach. Primary responsibility for this position is to be the JVB head coach. Candidates should apply at www.daytonareaschooljobs.esu.k12.oh.us.

Raiders taking ticket deposits

FAIRBORN — Wright State University’s athletic department is now taking deposits for 2018-19 men’s basketball season tickets. Fans can place a $50 per seat deposit (excluding courtside seats) which, if done by April 20, includes a picture of the 2017-18 Motor City Madness Championship team, with a personalized message from head coach Scott Nagy.

New season ticket deposits are non-refundable, and can be placed online or by calling the WSU Ticket Office at 937-775-4934. Current season ticket holders do not need to put down a deposit.

Platinum level donors receive two courtside seats to Men’s basketball regular season home games. For more information or to reserve your courtside seats, please contact Evan Neubert at 937-775-4934 or evan.neubert@wright.edu.

Spring 5K 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 $20 per person. Interested groups should call Jillian Drew at 937-374-5683 or email jdrew@gcph.info for more information.

Drifting registration 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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