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Springfield moves football opener to Witt

Springfield High School’s home opening football game on Friday against visiting Dublin Coffman has been moved to Wittenberg University. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.According to head football coach Maurice Douglass, the cite was changed because of in infestation of grubs and fungus on the grass playing surface at Evans Stadium, the ...

Week 1 high school football schedule

Wed., Aug. 24Skyline Chili Crosstown ShowdownCin. Purcell Marian vs. Cin. Summit Country Day, 7 p.m.Thursday, Aug. 257 p.m. unless otherwise notedXenia at BeavercreekSkyline Chili Crosstown ShowdownCovington Catholic (Ky.) vs. Cin. Oak Hills at Mount St. JoeCin. Indian Hill vs. New Richmond at UC’s Sheakley CenterFriday, Aug. 267 p.m. unless otherwise ...

Wittenberg Tigers open practice with positions up for grabs

The Wittenberg Tigers have so many football players that they split the first day of practices into two on Thursday. An 82-man recruiting class brought the total number of Tigers to 153, though that number will dwindle, as it usually does, as the month progresses and the Sept. 3 season ...

Wittenberg players sing the fight song after a victory against Capital at Bernlohr Stadium in Bexley on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. David Jablonski/Staff

Wabash, Wittenberg picked to finish one-two in NCAC football

Nine of 10 North Coast Athletic Conference football coaches picked the Wabash Little Giants to repeat as champions in the preseason poll released Wednesday.The Wittenberg Tigers did not receive a first-place vote but were picked to finish second. DePauw was picked third and received the other first-place vote.Wabash finished 12-1 ...

Miami Basketball Coach Charlie Coles is accompanied by his grandchildren, Tyson Coles, CJ Coles, Jazz Bennett, and Taya Coles during his post-game press conference, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Staff photo by Greg Lynch

Miami RedHawks to honor Charlie Coles, Bud Middaugh and others

Charlie Coles is the headliner of the next class of inductees to the Miami University Cradle of Coaches Association. Coles, the legendary basketball coach from Yellow Springs, will be inducted Sept. 9-10 along with football coach Fritz Heisler, volleyball coach Paco Labrador, cross country/track and field coach Jason Lindsey, basketball ...

Southeastern’s Brian Cooper blasts through the Covington defensive line for his second touchdown of a playoff game at Wayne High School in 2001. Bill Lackey/Staff

Dimitroff, Cooper join Wittenberg Tigers football staff

Joe Fincham added two well-known local names to his Wittenberg Tigers football coaching staff in recent weeks.Former Upper Arlington offensive coordinator Jim Dimitroff will help Fincham coach the offensive line, and Southeastern High School graduate Brian Cooper will coach tight ends.“They have great backgrounds as players and coaches,” Fincham said ...

This time, Fowler takes home City Am title

Golfers, family members and friends gathered around the 18th green Sunday at the Reid Park North Course. They were all watching to see if Zach Fowler could end eight years of disappointment at the Springfield City Amateur.With a routine par, Fowler finally had a City Am title he can keep. ...

Wittenberg Tigers soccer recruit dies in car accident

Tragedy struck Wittenberg University’s athletics program again last week when Kevin Karn, who was scheduled to begin a soccer career with the Tigers in August, died in a car accident. Karn, 18, was killed in a single-vehicle accident at 10:30 p.m. Thursday in Amanda Township, Ohio, south of his hometown, ...

Kite ahead of pack at Springfield City Am golf tourney

Kevin Kite enjoyed being the second-round leader at the Springfield City Amateur for a week. And it was nice to wake up today as the third-round leader. But five golfers are within four shots of him going into today’s final round.“Anybody can win this,” said Kite, who is 58 and ...

Wittenberg head coach Bill Brown hugs senior Phil Steffes as the clock runs down in a NCAA tournament victory against Transylvania on March 11, 2006, at Wittenberg. Bill Lackey/Staff

Brown ready for next chapter after 23 seasons with Wittenberg Tigers

Bill Brown can’t go cold turkey when it comes to coaching basketball. He spent almost four decades in the game, the last 23 as head coach of the Wittenberg Tigers. Sitting a season out next winter in his new home in Westfield, Ind., isn’t part of the plan.A month after ...

Wittenberg’s Miles Laboy laid to rest in Maryland

Wittenberg Tigers football player Miles Laboy was laid to rest Friday in his hometown, Gaithersburg, Md. The funeral was held at Pathways Baptist Church.Laboy died June 28 at Miami Valley Hospital, a day after a car accident on Interstate 75 near Anna, Ohio. Three other Wittenberg football players in the ...

Wittenberg Tigers announce men’s basketball recruiting class

Bill Brown did not leave the cupboard bare for the Wittenberg Tigers when he resigned in June — just the opposite, in fact. Brown’s successor in the Wittenberg men’s basketball program, Matt Croci, announced a 13-man recruiting class Friday. It’s heavy on local talent — 10 of the players attended ...

Matt Croci named basketball coach of Wittenberg Tigers

Twenty two years ago, with the Wittenberg Tigers boasting an 18-0 record in head coach Bill Brown’s first season, their senior star told local reporters, “When you come to Wittenberg, you’re looking at league titles, and a national title is always in the back of your mind. I thought we ...

Wittenberg Tigers mourn teammate Miles Laboy

The Wittenberg University football roster in 2015 featured 123 names. Head coach Joe Fincham doesn’t have a team as much as he has an army. For a player to stand out in that crowd, he has to have either ability or personality. Miles Laboy had both. “He could come into ...

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Injured Wittenberg player Dorian Hunter released from hospital

Dorian Hunter, one of the four Wittenberg University football players involved in a car accident Monday, was released from Miami Valley Hospital on Wednesday. Hunter was transferred by helicopter to the hospital after the crash on I-75 near Anna. “He wasn’t at the level of trauma they originally thought he ...

A memorial to Miles Laboy at Wittenberg University on Tuesday, June 28, 2016, in Springfield. Submitted photo by Kennedy Cook

Wittenberg’s Miles LaBoy remembered for having ‘million-dollar smile’

Joe Fincham was sitting at his son’s baseball game when he received a phone call that rocked his world and that of the entire Wittenberg University community. The longtime football coach of the Tigers learned of a car accident involving four of his players Monday afternoon. A day later, he ...

Wittenberg University students, staff and faculty leave Koch Hall after a campus gathering of support for football player, Miles Laboy. Laboy died of injuries sustained in a car accident Monday near Anna, Ohio. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

Wittenberg campus mourns football player who died in crash

The Wittenberg University campus mourned one of the school’s football players Tuesday at a campus gathering of support shortly after he died of injuries sustained in a car crash Monday. Miles Laboy, a freshman from Gaithersburg, Md., was traveling back to Wittenberg on Monday on Interstate 75 with three teammates. ...

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Four Wittenberg football players injured in car accident

Four Wittenberg University football players were injured in a car accident Monday, coach Joe Fincham confirmed. The accident happened on Interstate 75 near Anna. According to a Wittenberg spokesperson, one player is in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital. One is in critical/stable condition at Miami Valley. One is in ...

 Springfield’s Underwood on winning side in all-star game

Like many of his classmates, Brayden Underwood was a talented and key reason for last season’s successful reboot of the Springfield High School football program. That didn’t result in a playoff berth, but success isn’t always measured in wins and losses.“I was tired of losing a lot,” said the 6-foot-2, ...

Springfield’s Aaron House (44) forces a fumble against Fairmont in a high school football game Friday. GREG BILLING / STAFF

Wittenberg Tigers recruiting class includes 17 players from Florida

The Wittenberg football program has taken advantage of the lack of Division III schools in Florida for years, mining the state for talent such as quarterback Zack Jenkins and wide receiver Zach Culvahouse, two of the stars of the offense the last two years.Joe Fincham’s staff, led by Tom Mescher ...

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