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Area Prep Results for Dec. 2: Northmont boys start season with win

The Northmont boys basketball team opened on an 18-6 run and went on to beat Greenville 82-69 in Friday’s season opener for both squads.Vinson Walker led the way with 16 points and Rodney Richardson chipped in 14 to lead four T-Bolts in double-digit scoring.Isaiah Gable had 22 points and Aaron ...

Catholic Central senior forward Dominic DeWitt (right) shoots with pressure from Kenton Ridge’s Michael Baker (left) during a season opener on Friday night at Jason Collier Gymnasium. Contributed Photo by Bryant Billing

New Catholic Central coach debuts with win

New Catholic Central coach Cody Sarensen had been told by numerous people how raucous the crowd gets at Jason Collier Gymnasium, but he was still awed by the atmosphere of a packed house in his first game Friday night against Kenton Ridge.But what awed Sarensen even more was the play ...

Springfield’s Michael McKay drives past Fairmont defender Kamron Drollet during the first half of a high school boys basketball game Friday. GREG BILLING / STAFF

High School Basketball: Area boys players to watch this season

By Bryant BillingContributing WriterBelow is a list of area boys basketball players to watch this season:Levi Boettcher, 6-5, junior, Urbana: Averaged 8.3 points and 5.2 rebounds last year and looks to lead the Hillclimbers in the paint this year.Ethan Bradds, 6-5, senior, Greeneview: Was second team all-OHC while averaging 16.7 ...

H.S. Results for 12/1: Tri-Village coach wins No. 200

Allie Downing scored 22 points Thursday night as Tri-Village rolled to a 66-35 victory at Franklin-Monroe, giving girls basketball coach Brad Gray his 200th career victory.“I didn’t talk to them much about it because I didn’t want them to be worried about it,” Gray said of his players. “They played ...

Springfield’s Danny Davis drives to the basket against Massillon Jackson at the Flyin’ to the Hoop invitational last season. Davis is entering his fourth year as a starter and has scored 1,294 points in the last three seasons. File photo

Boys basketball: Top scorers return for Springfield

There will be many new faces on area courts this weekend as the boys high school basketball season starts, but Springfield will be one of the few teams relying on returning starters.Ten area teams lose their top scorers from last season. That’s not the case for Springfield, though, which has ...

Covington’s Nathan Blei runs during a nonconference football game on Friday night at Eagles Stadium in Troy. Bryant Billing/Contributor

High School Football: Division VII All-Ohio team

Below is the Division VII All-Ohio football team:First teamOffenseEnds/wide receivers—Deonte Wade, Columbus Africentric. 6-1, 170, so.; Beau Beamer, Tuscarawas Central Catholic, 5-10, 150, sr.; Jacob Hardy, Glouster Trimble, 6-2, 190, sr.; Chase Sumner, Ada, 5-9, 143, jr.Lineman—Quinton Woodson-Levy, Canal Winchester Harvest Prep, 6-0, 240, sr.; Bruce Johnson, Warren JFK, 6-3, ...

14 Dec 1997: Receiver Jeff Graham #81 of the New York Jets catches a pass on defensive back Donnie Abraham #21 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the Jets 31-0 win at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Mandatory Credit: Ezra O. Shaw /Allspo

Ohio State grad Jeff Graham readying Trotwood-Madison for Ohio Stadium

Jeff Graham has tried to prepare his Trotwood-Madison football team for the Ohio Stadium experience, but he knows there is no substitute for the real thing.“Once they get on that field they’re going to get emotional,” the third-year coach of the Rams said with his team preparing to play defending ...

MAC winning formula: No soccer, peewee football or transfers

There are many reasons for the unprecedented high school football success of the Midwest Athletic Conference, which features 10 small schools in Mercer, Darke and Auglaize counties.The state football championships are this week at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. MAC members Coldwater (Division V), Marion Local (D-VI) and Minster (D-VII) all ...

H.S. Results for 11/30: Balanced Tecumseh wins season opener

Three players scored in double figures and Macy Berner pulled down 13 rebounds Wednesday as Tecumseh opened its girls basketball season with a 57-46 victory at Vandalia.Presley Griffitts led the Arrows with 15 points, followed by Mackenzie Pauley (14) and Corinne Thomas (12).Vandalia sliced an 11-point halftime defict to 49-44 ...

Neal Muhlenkamp of Coldwater (right) is a first team All-Ohio as a receiver. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

High School Football: Division V All-Ohio team

Neal Muhlenkamp, Dylan Thobe and Andrew Siefring of Coldwater along with Greeneview’s Isaiah Harding and Ethan Bradds all were named first team All-Ohio Division V high school football by the Associated Press on Wednesday.DIVISION VFirst teamOffenseEnds/wide receivers-Mason Bernhardt, Cin. Hills Christian Academy, 6-feet-5, 200 pounds, junior; Nate Weinman, Creston Norwayne, ...

Alter linebacker David Rueth. Alter defeated host Fairmont 42-21 in a high school football season opener on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

College football recruiters interested in handful of Alter Knights

Although their season ended a week earlier than they had hoped, a handful of Alter Knights are looking at where they might continue their football careers.Alter coach Ed Domsitz told Cox Media Group Ohio that standout linebacker (and soccer goalie) David Rueth recently received an offer from Ball State, where ...

Mechanicsburg’s Kaleb Romero (right) was named first team All-Ohio Division VI for the second straight year. Bill Lackey/Staff

Greeneview, Mechanicsburg players All-Ohio first team

Greeneview’s Isaiah Harding and Ethan Bradds and Mechanicsburg teammates Kaleb Romero, Dylan Hartman and Dylan Hartley all were selected first team All-Ohio football by the Associated Press on Wednesday. Harding and Bradds were Division V choices and the Indians’ trio were D-VI honorees.The Southwest District defensive player of the year, ...

Mechanicsburg quarterback Kaleb Romero (right) was chosen first team Division VI All-Ohio. Contributed Photo by Bryant Billing

High School Football: Division VI All-Ohio team

Mechanicsburg and Marion Local each had three members selected to Division VI first team All-Ohio football by the Associated Press on Wednesday. Chose first team were Mechanicsburg teammates Kaleb Romero, Dylan Hartman and Dylan Hartley. Luke Moorman, Jon Knapschaefer and Jack Homan were Marion Local’s first-team picks.DIVISION VIFirst teamOffenseEnds/wide receivers-Xavier ...

SAN ANTONIO,TX - NOVEMBER 12: Malik Zaire #9 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish tries to break away from Elijah Riley #23 of the Army Black Knights during the second half of an NCAA college football game at the Alamodome on November 12, 2016 in San Antonio, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)

Report: Malik Zaire granted release from Notre Dame with restrictions

As expected, former Alter High School star Malik Zaire was granted release from his scholarship at Notre Dame according to a report from ESPN.The left-handed quarterback, who is on pace to graduate in December, told ESPN he is not allowed to transfer to any of the teams on the Fighting ...

National Trail’s Brooks Henning (left) prepares to wrestling Wayne’s Tyler Stephens last week at Northmont. Photo courtesy of Annie Montgomery

WATCH: High school wrestler with Down Syndrome wins first match

High School wrestling season is just getting started, but we may already have the best moment of the year in Ohio – if not beyond. In the video, National Trail freshman Brooks Henning pins senior Tyler Stevens of Wayne on Nov. 25 at the Northmont Wrestling Premier. The outcome caused ...

H.S. Results for 11/29: Alter girls rally past McAuley

The Alter girls basketball team went on a 16-8 run in the fourth quarter to rally for a 52-48 win over visiting McAuley on Tuesday.The Knights trailed 28-17 at the half.Libby Bazelak led Alter with 21 points, six rebounds and six assists. Braxtin Miller added 19 points.The win improved the ...

Alter senior linebacker David Rueth was named D-IV first team All-Ohio. MARC PENDLETON/STAFF

Alter lands 3 on D-IV first team All-Ohio football

Alter senior teammates Nick Busher, David Rueth and Kyle Roshong all were named first team Division IV All-Ohio football by the Associated Press on Tuesday.Joining the Knights on the D-IV first team were Dunbar running back Tavion Thomas and Clinton-Massie defensive lineman Trey Uetrecht.The Associated Press 2016 Division IV All-Ohio ...

Trotwood-Madison running back Raveion Hargrove was named first team D-III All-Ohio on Tuesday. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Piqua’s Monnin, 3 Trotwood players D-III football All-Ohio

Piqua offensive lineman Nate Monnin, Trotwood-Madison running back Raveion Hargrove and Trotwood defensive lineman Devon Smith and linebacker Kobe Vinegar all were named Division III first team All-Ohio by the Associated Press on Tuesday.The Associated Press 2016 Division III All-Ohio football team:DIVISION IIIFirst teamOffenseEnds/wide receivers—Tyler Adams, Louisville, 6-0, 175, sr.; ...

Area Prep Results for Nov. 28: Straw leads Lebanon in opener

Alexis Straw poured in 29 points, Rachel Perry added 15 and host Lebanon outlasted Hamilton 65-61 in its girls basketball season opener on Monday.Perry also grabbed 14 rebounds for the Warriors.Hamilton (0-2) was led by Cici Riggins with 21 points while DuSuela Rodriguez added 13.Beavercreek 83, Fairborn 44: Keaira Youngblood ...

Springfield’s Danny Davis (with ball) is a second team All-Ohio Division I selection as a running back. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

High School Fooball: Springfield’s Danny Davis 2nd team All-Ohio

Danny Davis, Springfield High School’s outstanding two-way performer, landed on All-Ohio high school football second team offense as a running back on Monday. The Division I and II teams were released by the Associated Press.Davis, 6-feet-3, 190 pounds, was a key player for the Wildcats in their resurgence under head ...

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