Sports Briefs

February 21, 2014



Xenia boys basketball tournament game time has changed

XENIA — Saturday’s Xenia High School boys basketball Division I sectional tournament game against Clayton Northmont, originally scheduled for 4:30 p.m., has been moved up to 3 p.m. at Centerville High School.

Wayne’s game with Lebanon, originally set for 3 p.m., is now in the 4:30 p.m. time slot. The Wayne girls basketball team is playing that same day at 1 p.m. in Troy, so the later tip-off enables Wayne fans to catch both Warriors games.

Presale tickets for Saturday’s boys game will be on sale in Xenia High School’s main office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presale tickets are $6. Tickets are $8 at the game.


Beavercreek advances in Division I sectional

CENTERVILLE — The Beavercreek High School boys varsity bowling team finished fourth out of 22 competing teams, with a score of 4,356, during Thursday’s Division I sectional bowling tournament, held at Poelking Lanes South, in Centerville. Senior Ben Thomas posted the top Beavercreek score with a 215-219-258 — 692 series to finish fifth overall. Beavers teammate Christian Litterall also turned in a top-10 finish with a 203-247-217 — 667 series, good for ninth place.

Xenia’s Evan Adkins (668 series, eighth place overall), Carroll’s Baylen Schoemaker (653, 17th place) and Fairborn bowlers Michael Hicks (651 series, 18th) and Jacob Ryan (650 series, 21st) advanced on to next week’s district tournament with solid individual performances.

The Fairborn team lost out on the 10th and final transfer position in a tiebreaker with Miamisburg. Area teams Xenia and Carroll also failed to advance.

The boys district championships will take place Feb. 27 at Beaver-Vu Lanes, 1238 N. Fairfield Road, in Beavercreek.


Battlin’ Beavers earn sectional title

CENTERVILLE — With three team game totals over 1,000 pins — the only team of the 22 competing squads to turn that feat — the Beavercreek girls varsity bowling team won the Division I sectional tournament title with a team score of 4,694, Thursday at Poelking Lanes South.

Beavercreek bowlers Lindsey Klein, Maranda Kelley and Colleen Hines finished 1-2-3 overall with series scores of 705, 694 and 664 respectively. And Beavers teammates Brittany-Ann O’Connell and Raven Cooper finished sixth and seventh overall with respective 655 and 622 series scores.

Fairborn’s varsity team, led by junior Sydney Renner’s 11th place 605 series, also advanced with a solid fifth-place finishing score of 3,703.

Xenia failed to advance, finishing 18th in the 22-team field.

The girls district championships will take place Feb. 26 at Beaver-Vu Lanes, 1238 N. Fairfield Road, in Beavercreek.