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Eight-year-old Selah Gregory, of Beavercreek, has competed in taekwondo tournaments for a little more than a year now, but she has yet to lose. Last week, Gregory won the 8-9 age group sparring competition at the AAU National Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Submitted photo
Eight-year-old Selah Gregory, of Beavercreek, has competed in taekwondo tournaments for a little more than a year now, but she has yet to lose. Last week, Gregory won the 8-9 age group sparring competition at the AAU National Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Submitted photo
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Selah Gregory wins in Florida


FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Eight-year-old Selah Gregory, 8, of Beavercreek, won the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Taekwondo national championship last weekend in her age group.


Gregory, who attends the Tran’s Martial Arts Center, won the Olympic 8-9 year olds Intermediate female division (67.1-80 lbs.) with a score of 72.80. Brielle Diliegro, of South Carolina, finished second with a score of 77.00 in sparring. Mia Chetelat (Fla.) and Sally Ismael (Texas) bowed out of competition in the semifinals.


The Championships were held at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center, June 30 through July 5. She is coached by Ken Tran.


According to her father, John, Gregory has been competing in taekwondo tournaments for just over a year now and has yet to lose a match. Tran’s Martial Arts Center is located at 3979 Indian Ripple Road, in Beavercreek.


Scouts to host play-in playoff game


XENIA — The Xenia Scouts will play host to the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League’s play-in game, at 4 p.m. July 28 at Grady’s Field on the Athletes In Action sports complex, according to Scouts General Manager John Henschen.


The game pits the league’s eighth and ninth teams in the league standings against each other to determine who will join the other seven teams in the league playoffs. As the GLSCL standings are today, the Southern Ohio Copperheads are in eighth with a 10-14 record, and the Lexington (Ky.) Hustlers stand ninth (7-17).


Xenia (13-16) is currently seventh in the league standings.


GLSCL Baseball All-Star Game coming to Xenia


XENIA — The 2014 Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League All-Star baseball game will take place July 16 at Grady’s Field on the Athletes In Action sports complex. Top players from the nine GLSCL teams will be on hand with Major League Baseball scouts expected to evaluate the latest crop of athletic talent.


Batting practice will begin at 5:15 p.m. with the All-Star game’s first pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.


A batting and pitching skills evaluation session, pitching evaluations, and a 60-yard dash trial are scheduled earlier in the day. Scouts General Manager JohnHenschen had yet to confirm whether fans would be permitted to attend the Scout Showcase.


Kentucky State, Central State to play 31st Circle City Classic®


INDIANAPOLIS – Central State University Marauders will compete against rival Kentucky State University Thorobreds in the 31st Circle City Classic® on October 4, 2014.


The Circle City Classic® game this year will feature the anticipated Battle of the Bands, one of the highlights of HBCU classics.


Kentucky State’s Marching Thorobreds Band is under the direction of Robert Griffin, Director of Bands. The Thorobreds Marching Band has performed in several classics and has participated in the Honda All-Star Battle of the Bands.


Tickets for Circle City Classic® are available by calling the IBE Box Office at (317) 925-2702, the Lucas Oil Stadium Ticket Office at (317) 262.3389, online at www.ticketmaster.com or at any TicketMaster outlet.


Wright State to hold various summer camps


FAIRBORN — The Wright State Raiders will be holding numerous camps this summer for multiple sports. The summer camps include the following:


Volleyball: Coach Susan Clements and assistant coach Kara Hellmann will host six camps in July at the WSU McLin Gym, including four residential and two for commuters. Specialized camps include an Elite Setter Camp (July 11-13), Libero Camp (July 12-13), Hitter Camp (July 12-13) and a High Potential Camp (July 13-15). An All Skills Camp and Little Raider Camp will be held July 16-18. For more information, call Kara Hellman at (937) 775-3665.


Women’s Soccer: The Wright State Girls’ Soccer Academy will be back this summer with a youth camp (July 14-17) held during the morning hours. Additionally, there will be one-day camps on July 28 and Aug. 1. Emphasis will be placed on the technical aspects of the game such as dribbling, passing, receiving, striking a ball, finishing and more. For more information, call (937) 775-2771.


Men’s Soccer: The Wright State Boys Soccer Academy will host a youth camp (July 14-17). Also, one-day youth camps will be available July 28 and Aug. 1. In addition to the fundamentals, players will be placed in game situations that require decision making and a competitive spirit. For more information, call Jake Slemker at (937) 775-2801.


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