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Stivers grad wins national title


Nathan Davis, a senior at Heidelberg, won the high jump at the Division III indoor track and field meet in Naperville, Ill., on March 9.

The Stivers High School graduate, who had competed in two indoor meets in his career, cleared 7 feet to become the fifth track athlete in Heidelberg history to win a national title.

For Davis, the hardest part wasn’t competing. It was the wait.

“I couldn’t even watch,” Davis told the Advertiser-Tribune newspaper. “It was fun. Everybody there put on a show for the audience. We brought out the best in each other.”

Davis is a standout basketball player, too, making first-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference this season.

He made news last basketball season when his dunk during a conference game was featured on ESPN SportsCenter’s top 10 plays of the day.

Hamilton fourth: Carly Hamilton (Springboro), a sophomore at Georgia, finished fourth in the mile at the NCAA Division I indoor track meet with a time of 4:38.44.

Hamilton was first-team All-Southeastern Conference in 2012 after finishing fourth in the 6K at the SEC Championships.

Alexis Thomas (Wayne) of Ohio State was eighth in the women’s weight throw with a distance of 67-9.50.

Demoyle Bogle (Wayne) placed 15th in the 60-meter hurdles.

Will Barr (Urbana) was sixth in the men’s weight throw for Penn State.

Hube’s no-no: Nate Hube (Lebanon) of Earlham was named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week after throwing a no-hitter in a 12-0 win over Johnson University (Tenn.) on March 9. It was the second no-hitter in Earlham’s history.

Ryan bowling it over: Kaila Ryan (Oakwood), a freshman at Alabama State, was named Southwestern Athletic Conference freshman bowler of the year.

Christie’s game-winner: Ashley Christie (Alter) hit a game-winning layup with eight seconds left in overtime to give the Mount St. Mary’s women’s basketball team a 59-57 win over Monmouth in he Northeast Conference tournament. Christie played 18 minutes, scored five points and had five rebounds.

Beemer all CLASS: Blake Beemer (Northmont), a senior on the Ball State baseball team, is one of 30 candidates for the senior CLASS award for excellence on and off the field.

Beemer has started 14 games this season. He is batting .255 with a home run and seven RBIs.

Contact us: Know of a local athlete competing in college? Send an update to bj.bethel@coxinc.com, or call 937-225-2455.


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