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Ewerts earn national titles

BEAVERCREEK — Taylor, Benjamin and Connor Ewert all competed in the Junior Olympic Nationals in Houston Texas. Taylor and Benjamin both won National titles.

Ben Ewert, of Beavercreek, won the 15-16 year old 2,000-meter Steeplechase event July 24, at the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals in Houston. In super hot conditions, he ran a personal record of 6:09.23 to defend his title he won in 2013 in North Carolina. Ben is a sophomore at Beavercreek High School.

Beavercreek’s Taylor Ewert won her fourth consecutive national title in the 3,000-meter Race Walk on July 21 at the USATF Junior Olympic National Track and Field Championships in Houston. The Miami Valley Track Club competitor survived the blistering heat of Houston by setting out a conservative pace of 2:09 for 400 meters and assumed control of the race. Challenged by Emily Antuna of South Texas at the half way point, Ewert was able to break away and won by a 150-meter margin in a 16:36.82. The soon-to-be 13 year old attends Coy Middle School in Beavercreek.


Buccaneers name 2014 honorary coaches

XENIA — The senior football players of the Xenia High School varsity football team announced their list of honorary coaches for their six home contests this season. They are: Jamie Sweet, Assistant Principal; Angie Tate, Social Studies teacher; Kay Scott, Spanish teacher; Kyle Gray, Math teacher; Jon Snyder, Social Studies teacher; Mike Jubara, Chemistry teacher.

The honorary coaches were chosen as a way of saying thanks for all they do for the Xenia student athletes.


MIAMISBURG 5, FAIRBORN 0: Despite a solid battle from Fairborn’s first singles player Tereza Mafkova, who lost in three sets, Miamisburg was able to sweep all five matches on Tuesday for the Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division win in Fairborn.

Singles: 1. Carley Sickinger def. Tereza Mafkova, 6-7 (4), 6-1, 6-2; 2. Mikaela Hindenlane def. Kayla Secrest, 6-0, 6-0; 3. Jada Strickland def. Acadia Wulf, 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles: 1. Catherine Raj/Chelsea Hohenbrink def. Sydney Renner/Alyssa Stark, 6-2, 6-2; Analise Cox/Reiley Grib def. Allyssa Baker/Maggie Neuman, 6-1, 6-0.

Record: Fairborn (4-3).

XENIA 3, LEBANON 2: The Xenia High girls tennis team won its second straight match, Tuesday, with a narrow win over Lebanon. The Buccaneers’ three singles players each earned straight-set wins to put Xenia over the top.

Singles: 1. Tarah Crawford (Xenia) def. Torres, 6-0, 6-0; 2. Tabitha Crawford (Xenia) def. Tewani, 6-1, 6-1; 3. Aly Landis (Xenia) def. Plzak, 7-5, 6-1.

Doubles: 1. Russell/Brake (Lebanon) def. Payton McLain/Jodi Collier, 6-0, 6-0; 2. Brown/Deehan (Lebanon) def. Savannah Puckett/Makayla Moon, 6-0, 6-0.

Records: Lebanon (2-4, 1-1 Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division); Xenia (2-4, 1-0 GWOC South).


Fairborn boys basketball meeting Sept. 2

FAIRBORN — Attention all boys interested in basketball: There will be a parent/player meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 2, in the Fairborn High School commons area. This meeting includes those who are involved in fall sports.​



BELLBROOK — The Bellbrook golf team won a match against Middletown Madison (149-168), Tuesday, at Sugar Valley Country Club. Chad Bacon shot a 34 and Miranda Greene finished with a 36 to lead the Golden Eagles to a 1-2 individual finish. Other top scores for the undefeated Eagles (5-0) were turned in by Alyssa Burritt (fourth place, 38) and Matt Ratcliffe (fifth, 41).

In junior varsity action, Oakwood claimed a 166-175 win over Bellbrook. That match was held at Community Golf Course in Dayton. Parker Joyner was the top Bellbrook scorer, finishing third overall with a 41.

and lost a dual match with Oakwood (175-166) in two separate events played on Tuesday. The Madison match was held at Sugar Valley Country Club, in Bellbrook, while the Oakwood match was held at Dayton’s Comm


Elliott named second team All-American

FAIRBORN — Senior pitcher Andrew Elliott of the Wright State baseball team has been selected as a Second Team Summer Collegiate All-American as announced by Perfect Game on its website Monday afternoon.

Elliott, from Wheelersburg, appeared in 19 games for the Lakeshore Chinooks of the Northwoods League, posting a 2-0 record with a 0.73 earned run average and a team-best 13 saves. In 24.2 innings, he struck out 35 while only allowing eight hits and four walks. He appeared in the league’s all-star game, striking out a batter in an inning of work, and was also chosen to the league’s Postseason All-Star Team.

The Chinooks won the Northwoods League title, finished with a final regular-season record of 50-21 and were selected by Perfect Game as the top Summer Collegiate team in the nation.

Earlier this summer, Elliott was chosen as a Third Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association after being named the Horizon League Relief Pitcher of the Year. He led the league and finished 19th nationally with 13 saves. The 13 saves tied him for the second-most in school history, only trailing the 15 by Mark Squire in 1999.

The Horizon League Pitcher of the Week on April 27, Elliott is only the second Wright State pitcher to ever receive the Relief Pitcher of the Year award, joining Michael Schum, who won it in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Elliott was also selected to the league’s All-Tournament Team as he struck out 13 in 6.2 innings of one-hit scoreless relief against Milwaukee on May 24, earning the win as the Raiders pulled out a 4-3 decision in 12 innings.

Wright State ended the season at 35-22 overall and after winning the Horizon League regular-season title with a 25-4 mark, finished second at the league tournament in Mequon, Wisc.

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