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The OHSAA state track and field meet is held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the Ohio State University campus in Columbus during the first weekend in June. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

OHSAA to host first middle school track and field meet

The Ohio High School Athletic Association will host the first middle school state track and field meet this coming spring.Announced in a release on Wednesday afternoon, the meet will be for seventh and eighth grade boys and girls and will be held at Lancaster High School on Saturday, May 13. ...

H.S. Results for 12/6: Xenia boys rally past Meadowdale

Xenia blanked Meadowdale in overtime, moving on for a 69-58 win in boys basketball action on Tuesday.Meadowdale led by seven at the half but a 14-9 run through the third quarter put Xenia back in striking distance.Jay Evans had 22 points, Ricky Williams added 16 and Meechi Harris recorded 13 ...

Catholic Central’s Thomas Kavanaugh (with ball) was chosen second team D-VII All-Ohio as a running back. David Jablonski/Staff

4 area players on D-VII All-Ohio football teams

Three Catholic Central football players and another from Southeastern were named to the All-Ohio Division VII high school football teams announced by the Associated Press last week.Chosen to the first team was Catholic Central junior Dominic Catanzaro as a punter. Selected to the second team as a running back was ...

H.S. Results for 12/5/16: Springboro rallies, tops Alter in OT

Springboro’s girls basketball team trailed by nine points in the third quarter and by seven in the fourth, but rallied to edge Alter, 59-58, in overtime Monday night.Sophomore Jordan Diehl’s buzzer-beating driving layup at the end of regulation time tied the score at 53-53. Lauren Thomas then scored six of ...

Prep Results for Dec. 3: Lakota West streak snapped

The Mason girls basketball team snapped Lakota West’s 39-game conference win streak with a 44-42 win on Saturday.It also broke a 19-game win streak at home for the Firebirds.Tihanna Fulton hit the go-ahead basket with four seconds to play for Mason.Bryana Henderson had 10 points and Nevaeh Dean recorded seven ...

Tecumseh High School’s wrestling team is dedicating its season to its late teammate, Caleb Young. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / JIM COPES

Tecumseh still reeling from Young’s death

Tecumseh High School wrestling coach Scott Herbert thought he had gotten past a lot of the grief. Caleb Young, who was coming off a 23-16 junior campaign that ended with a fifth-place finish at the sectional tournament, was involved in a one-vehicle accident in early April. After a couple of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Why some schools are shedding winter sports programs

In most Ohio high schools, the girls basketball season is tipping off this week. But not at Emmanuel Christian Academy. And most of the state’s wrestling teams are already preparing for season-opening tournaments and matches that will start once the calendar hits December. But not at Catholic Central. Despite past ...

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