Marauders earn all-SIAC preseason honors
WILBERFORCE — Central State University football players Zach Thomas and Justin Woods-West were both named to the 2014 Pre-Season All-Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football team during the 2014 SIAC Football Media Day and Luncheon held in Atlanta, Ga., recently.
Thomas, an accounting major from Columbus, had 28 receptions for 300 yards last season.
Woods-West, a criminal justice major from Detroit, Mich., had 42 total tackles, 31 unassisted tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, five quarterback sacks and four passes defended last year.
“Congratulations to Zach Thomas and Justin Woods-West for being selected to the 2014 Pre-Season All-Southern Intercollegiate Football Team,” said CSU Marauders head football coach Cedric Pearl. “Zach was selected to the Second Team Offense as a tight end. Justin Woods-West was selected to the Second Team Defense as defensive end. I am proud of Zach and Justin for being recognized for their talents. We appreciate the Conference for recognizing the hard work these young men have displayed on the field. I look forward to the continued success in 2014.”
Area hospital warns against walk-in physicals
DAYTON — As kids start practices for fall sports and activities, ads for “walk-in“ clinics that offer quick sports physicals for a low price are popping up everywhere. Busy parents may be tempted, but doctors at Dayton Children’s Hospital say there are some very important reasons why they should stick with their primary pediatrician for this critical exam.
In some situations, the choice between a pediatrician’s office and a “minute clinic” can be a life-altering decision rather than a convenient alternative.
“Even if your child is healthy and never had a problem with sports before, the sports physical is not something that should be rushed through or done by someone who does not know your child,” says Lora Scott, MD, co-director of sports medicine at Dayton Children’s.
Dr. Scott says the sports physical serves three main purposes: Identify old injuries that may need special care. Identify and manage any conditions which could affect sports performance, like asthma or allergies. Identify rare conditions which could cause sudden death during exercise.
Week five junior winners announced at WGC
XENIA — Twelve Junior Golfers teed it up at WGC in the fifth week of the Wednesday Junior Golf League.
Beavercreek’s Brody Harlow was medalist in the Boys Junior Division with a 47. Meredith Goecke placed first in the Girls Division with a 56. Tyler Goecke won the Senior Boys Division with a 41. Riverside’s Kyle Higgins won the Closest-to-the-Pin on hole number 5 while Brandon Reese, also from Riverside, won the Closest-to-the-Pin-2nd Shot on number 9. Goecke won the Longest Putt Made on hole 6.
Next Wednesday’s Grand Finale will feature a Scramble Format. Players need to sign in by 10:40 a.m. with play beginning at 11 a.m.
MVJGA champions crowned
The results of the two-day Miami Valley Junior Golf Association championship, held at Xenia’s WGC Golf Course, were recently announced.
Kyle Glaser and Axex Campbell won their respective boys 15-17 and boys 12-13 age group titles. Glaser shot a 78-73 — 151 to win over runner-up Drew Prater (158). Campbell shot an 83-82 — 165 to win over 12-13 runner-up Sam Lahmon’s 191.
In the girls tournaments, Sarah Downing won over Erica Whitman in a 27-hole 17-18 age group event. Downing shot a 75-37 — 112 with Whitman finishing second with a 158. Loren Morland won the girls 10-14 age group over 18 holes with a 50-42 — 92 score. Meredith Goecke finished second with a 117.