SPORTS BRIEFING

Star Trax night run

SALEM — The Salem X-Tra Mile Club will hold its 26th annual Star Trax night run on Aug. 3 starting at Reilly Stadium. Registration begins at 7 p.m. and will close at 8:45 p.m. The 5K run will start at 9 p.m.

Entry fee is $17 if received by July 26. Day of race registration fee is $20. Sign-up online at Gopher A Run. T-shirts are guaranteed to those registered by July 22. A post race party will be held at the stadium.

Proceeds support the Salem boys and girls track and cross country teams.

Branch singles out United

SALEM –West Branch swept the singles matches to down United, 3-2, Monday at the Salem Racquet Club.

The Warriors are 5-5 overall and 4-2 in the North East Tennis League. They will play at Salem on Thursday.

West Branch 3,

United 2

FIRST SINGLES: J.D. Brain (WB) def. Noah Brieck, 6-0, 6-1.

SECOND SINGLES: Elizabeth Ostadali (WB) def. Sean McKarns, 6-2, 6-0.

THIRD SINGLES: Justin Cederbloom (WB) def. Kade Blake, 6-3, 6-3.

FIRST DOUBLES: Keaton Widlicka-Zach Jewell (U) def. Jeff Loegros-Seth Ayers, 6-0, 6-4.

SECOND DOUBLES: Maddie Dickens-Brandon McKenzie (U) def. Ryan Pitts-Harsh Patel, 6-1, 6-7 (2-7), 6-2.

Byers grabs G-MAC honor

CANTON — Malone University freshman softball pitcher Kelsey Byers has been named the Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Pitcher of the Week after four solid outings last week.

Byers, who led West Branch High School to the state title game last year, led Malone to a 3-1 record, tossing four complete games. Over 27 innings pitched, Byers struck out 20, walked one and posted a 1.04 ERA. She also held opponents to a .167 batting average as Malone earned a sweep of Findlay on Wednesday and a doubleheader split with Davis & Elkins on Saturday.

On the season, Byers owns a 15-6 record with a 2.52 ERA and 121 strikeouts over 136 innings pitched. She leads the G-MAC in wins, strikeouts, innings, shutouts, and complete games (19) and is fifth in ERA.

Byers has helped Malone to a 17-13 record entering the final two weeks of the season.

Golf tourney coming up

CALCUTTA — Team Mojo Foundation is accepting entries for the third annual Mojo Open, a 36-hole individual competitive golf tournament at Beaver Creek Meadows golf course July 20-21.

The $100 entry fee is a tax-deductible donation that will help underserved children in the local Tri-State area. Cash prizes are available for the top three golfers. Visit mojowear.store to register.