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High School Sports


Records: Ex-Wayne coach allowed husband unauthorized team access

The former Wayne High School girls basketball coach was disciplined for allowing her husband to coach even though the state board of education permanently denied his permit to do so, the Dayton Daily News found. Sonya Miller, 48, resigned from the team effective March 30 after district officials issued her a formal written letter of reprimand in January, according to documents obtained by the newspaper...

H.S. Results for 5/27: Russia clinches state berth

In a hard fought and closely matched game, Russia baseball emerged victorious, defeating Newark 3-2 and won the regional finals. Hunter Cohee earned the win on the mound for Russia, pitching a complete seven innings and striking out four. Cohee also went 2-for-2 on the night with two RBIs. Dylan Cordonnier went 3-for-3 at the plate, earning two runs for Russia, while Drew Sherman earned the additional...
Morris wins with a kick, McDavid to state in three events

Morris wins with a kick, McDavid to state in three events

Graduating high school is a milestone moment in life. But Greeneview High School senior Ocean Morris might miss that special moment Saturday. Instead, she may have to settle for hearing her name over the public-address system at the Division II state track and field championships in Columbus. RELATED: Springfield duo headed to state With a spirited kick down the final stretch, Morris went to the head...
Softball: Northwestern earns first state berth since 2000

Softball: Northwestern earns first state berth since 2000

After a string of lopsided tournament wins, it was clear to Northwestern coach Missy Johnson in the early innings of a Division III regional final on Saturday at Wright State that her team would have to hit well to earn a spot in the state semifinals. After the Warriors got through the lineup once, they started hitting and didn’t stop until they secured a victory. Northwestern scored four runs...

H.S. Results for 5/26: Minster moves on in regional tourney

An early lead was all Minster baseball needed thanks to a dominant performance from Aaron Ernst in a Division IV regional semifinal on Friday. Ernst threw a complete game three-hitter and Minster moved on with a 6-1 win over New London. Minster will face Leipsic on Saturday at Patrick Henry with a bid to the state tournament on the line. Boys Tennis State Tournament: The Miami Valley doubles duo of...
Nothing worse than fifth, unless it’s a long jump win

Nothing worse than fifth, unless it’s a long jump win

Springfield junior Quincy Scott suffered the cruelest fate during Friday night’s Division I regional track and field finals at Welcome Stadium. Worse, he endured that twice. Scott placed fifth in the 100 meters in a clocking that had to be extended an extra digit (11.137) to separate him from fourth-place finisher Jordan Campbell of Lebanon (11.132). Then Scott matched that fifth-place effort...
Wildcats Smith, Scott sweep highs, long jump in D-I regional

Wildcats Smith, Scott sweep highs, long jump in D-I regional

Dyier Smith has been stacking up the championship hardware since he first pulled on his navy blue jumpsuit with “WILDCATS” emblazoned on his chest. But you wouldn’t know it. Sure enough, the junior standout hurdler added more championship memories by winning the Division I regional track and field 110-meter high hurdles Friday night at Welcome Stadium. His 14.63 clocking into a slight...
Softball: Northwestern a win away from state

Softball: Northwestern a win away from state

There’s no need for fire-and-brimstone speeches at this point. So before her team takes the field for the Division III regional championship Saturday, Northwestern softball coach Missy Johnson will keep her pep talk simple. “I’ll tell them to go out and play like we have been and we’ll be fine,” Johnson said. Northwestern (26-2, ranked No. 3 in the final AP state poll)...
Recruiting roundup: New Big Ten offer, Army All-American Bowl invitations and more

Recruiting roundup: New Big Ten offer, Army All-American Bowl invitations and more

We kick off this week’s recruiting roundup with another congratulations to the seven area players nominated for the US Army All-American Bowl.  Tavion Thomas and Joseph Scates of Dunbar, Jackson Carman and Malik Vann of Fairfield, John Dirksen of Marion Local, L’Christian “Blue” Smith of Wayne and Leonard Taylor of Springfield are among 19 Ohioans on the list of 400 nominees...
Graham High School names new football coach

Graham High School names new football coach

Graham High School has named Shane Cahill as its new football coach. A West Jefferson High School grad who played collegiate at Urbana, Cahill has spent the last three seasons as defensive coordinator at Mechanicsburg. “Mr. Cahill has been a winner at all levels. He’s also been praised for his teaching ability. That’s the type of pedigree we look for in a teacher and coach,&rdquo...

H.S. Results for 5/25: Herron, Warner highlight All-State team

Maria Herron of Russia and Justice Warner of Covington were named Division IV first team All-State by the Southwest District Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association on Thursday. Kristin Davidson (Riverside) and Kristen Rappold (Newton) were tabbed for the second team and Maddy McKee (Southeastern), Elysha Stapleton (Mechanicsburg) and Jenna Monk (Cincinnati Christian) were honorable mentions. The D-IV...
Determined Shawnee earns return to D-II state in relay

Determined Shawnee earns return to D-II state in relay

Shawnee senior Rebecca Penrose and junior Grace Holmes have a score to settle with the 4x800-meter relay. Both were on the Braves’ distance relay that qualified to the Division II state track and field meet last year. But that was the highlight, because Shawnee finished last in the event. “We just want to make the (state) podium,” assured Holmes after anchoring Shawnee to another...
US Army Bowl nominees include 7 area prospective football recruits

US Army Bowl nominees include 7 area prospective football recruits

Two players each from Dunbar and Fairfield are among the area nominees for the 2018 US Army All-American Bowl. Four-star receiver Joseph Scates and four-star running back Tavion Thomas represent the Wolverines while five-star offensive tackle Jackson Carman and four-star defensive end Malik Vann are the Indians in the running. Also nominated for the prestigious game are Marion Local offensive lineman...
Cedarville posts best D-III regional semis in boys 400, 4x400 relay

Cedarville posts best D-III regional semis in boys 400, 4x400 relay

Cedarville posted the best finals qualifying times in two boys events during Wednesday’s Division III regional track and field meet at Memorial Stadium. Cedarville senior Devin Gruet had the best 400 meters semifinal (49.75) and will be joined in Friday’s 400 final by sophomore teammate Brandon Pollock (51.15). No surprise based on those results, Cedarville also posted the best 4x400 relay...

H.S. Results for 5/24: ‘Creek volleyball advances in tourney

Beavercreek defeated Hamilton by scores of 25-8, 25-10 and 25-14 to advance in the boys volleyball regional tournament on Wednesday. Zach Lohner tallied 13 kills, Noah Buell 31 assists with four aces, Parker Mikesch eight digs and Michael Abbitt one block to lead ‘Creek. Beavercreek improved to 19-6; Hamilton fell to 3-18. SCORES LIST Softball Regional Tournament Wednesday’s Results Division...
Jonathan Alder ends Shawnee’s softball season

Jonathan Alder ends Shawnee’s softball season

Shawnee and Jonathan Alder will get to know each other well in the coming years. Alder is leaving the Southwestern Buckeye League for the Central Buckeye Conference, where the Braves have resided since the conference was born in 2001. The Shawnee softball team got an early glimpse at a future conference rival Wednesday. The Braves just hope it’s not a preview of things to come. Ninth-ranked...
Northwestern blanks Badin to reach Division III regional final

Northwestern blanks Badin to reach Division III regional final

The Northwestern Warriors feel the same way about last season’s stunning loss in the Division III regional finals as they do about Bry White’s fifth-inning blast. Both are long gone. Northwestern — aided by White’s home run and Jenna Robbins’ one-hitter — beat Hamilton Badin 7-0 in the D-III regional semifinals Wednesday at Wright State University. The Warriors...
Football recruiting: Xenia wide receiver Meechi Harris narrows his list to 9 schools

Football recruiting: Xenia wide receiver Meechi Harris narrows his list to 9 schools

Xenia receiver Meechi Harris has narrowed his list of potential college football destinations. The three-star prospect is down to nine as summer camp season approaches: West Virginia, Purdue, Michigan State, Iowa State, Cincinnati, Syracuse, Kentucky, Minnesota and Toledo. Harris was fifth in the GWOC in receiving yards with 663 last season. He scored 10 touchdowns on offense and added four more on...

H.S. Results for 5/23: Edgewood volleyball tops Chillicothe

In an out of conference game, the Edgewood boys volleyball team bested Chillicothe, winning all three sets to sweep the match. Edgewood won the first set 25-14, dominated the second 25-7 and ended the third 25-17 to win the match 3-0. David Testas contributed 12 kills and four aces in the win, while Jeremiah Beeler also had four aces, tacking 27 assists. Logan Flynn chipped in eight kills and three...
Former Troy standout named new football coach at Northwestern

Former Troy standout named new football coach at Northwestern

Northwestern athletic director Jeff Hobby had to lead one of the quickest coaching searches of his career this month to find a new football coach, but he believes he’s found a coach that can make school’s program into one of the area’s best. Former Troy standout Shane Carter was approved by the school board last Thursday to lead the Warriors’ program. He succeeds Sam Johnson...
Regional high school track and field meets

Regional high school track and field meets

The following are this week’s regional track and field times and sites. The top four in each event advance to next week’s state meet at OSU’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. 5 p.m. field events: Boys pole vault, long jump, discus; girls high jump, discus. 6:30 p.m. running events: 4x800 relay final; all other running events semifinals; top times to Friday’s finals...
Regional high school baseball pairings, results

Regional high school baseball pairings, results

Centerville vs. Lakota West, 2 p.m. Fairfield vs. Cin. St. Xavier, 5 p.m. Ross vs. Col. St. Francis DeSales, 2 p.m.; ppd. to Friday Waynesville vs. Chaminade Julienne, 5 p.m.; ppd. to Friday Carlisle vs. Cin. Country Day, 2 p.m. Cin. Hills Christian Academy vs. Fredericktown, 5 p.m. Tri-County North vs. Newark Catholic, 2 p.m.; ppd. to Friday Russia vs. Fort Loramie, 5 p.m.; ppd. to Friday Minster...
Regional high school softball pairings, results

Regional high school softball pairings, results

Lebanon 14, Lakota West 13 Mason 13, Springboro 0 Jonathan Alder 11, Spg. Shawnee 2 Greenville 14, Clinton-Massie 4 Northwestern 7, Badin 0 Col. Ready 4, West Liberty-Salem 2 Pemberville Eastwood 12, N. Robinson Col. Crawford 3 Cardington-Lincoln 8, Coldwater 4 Williamsburg 6, Parkway 2 Franklin Monroe vs. Riverside, 5 p.m. Lebanon (27-3) vs. Mason (26-3) Greenville (28-3) vs. Jonathan Alder (22-4)...
Badin seeking elusive regional softball win against Northwestern

Badin seeking elusive regional softball win against Northwestern

Badin High School’s softball team is eager for its fourth crack at the regional tournament. The Rams will face Springfield Northwestern in a Division III regional semifinal Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Wright State University, a rematch of last year’s regional semi that the Warriors won 4-0. BHS is 0-3 as a regional participant, also making it to this point in 1992 and 2015. “This...

H.S Results for 5/22: Centerville volleyball tops Lakota East, 3-1

In a close boys volleyball match, Centerville emerged victorious, defeating Lakota East, 3-2. The match went back and forth with Centerville winning the first set 24-15. Lakota East would win the second set 25-23 to even things out, but the effort just wasn’t enough. Centerville won the final two sets 25-21 and 25-19 respectively to win the match. Ben Chico led the Elks with 13 kills and 10...
Final high school softball state coaches poll: Is your team ranked?

Final high school softball state coaches poll: Is your team ranked?

Below is the final of six weekly polls by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association with total voting points and first-place votes in parenthesis: DIVISION I 1. Lebanon 117 (10) 2. Gahanna Lincoln 81 3. Walsh Jesuit 75 (2) 4. Mason 71 5. Holland Springfield 44 6. North Canton Hoover 43 7. Canfield 41 T8. Hilliard Bradley 27 T8. Mt. Vernon (27 10. Elyria 25 DIVISION II 1. Hebron Lakewood...
Wayne standout talks more about Ohio State; other prospects add offers

Wayne standout talks more about Ohio State; other prospects add offers

The recruiting world kept churning over the weekend (it always does), and it produced another update on L’Christian “Blue” Smith. The Wayne receiver told Land of 10 that, “Ohio State is tops on my list,” after a recent visit to campus and heart-to-heart with coach Urban Meyer. Smith’s father, Lorenzo, said the visit was “eye opening,” and Land of 10...
High School results for May 20

High School results for May 20

Garrett and Nick Wissman both put in clutch performances to help the Chaminade Julienne baseball team defeat Taylor 2-0 in a 10-inning Division II district final Saturday. Garrett Wissman struck out 16 and allowed two hits over 9 1/3 innings. Daniel Slaybaugh picked up the save. Nick Wissman had the game-winning RBI, Brendan Kabel brought in an insurance run and Cameron Benoit went 2-for-4 for CJ...
Northwestern sophomore completes weights sweep at district meet

Northwestern sophomore completes weights sweep at district meet

When the 8-pound, 13-ounce shot put landed with a thud in the gravel, it sent a wave through the competitors and spectators at the Division II district meet on Saturday. They reacted mostly with ooohs along with their applause. One competitor mumbled an appreciative “wow” in a manner that said he realized first place was no longer an option for him. Northwestern sophomore Adam Riedinger...
Softball: Shawnee run-rules Eaton to advance to regionals

Softball: Shawnee run-rules Eaton to advance to regionals

After two consecutive close tournament wins, Shawnee’s players wanted a more comfortable win in a Division II district final against Eaton on Saturday. Thanks to consistent hitting, the Braves raced out to a big lead and put Eaton away in the fifth for an 11-1 run-rule victory. It’s the second district championship for Shawnee since 2014. The Braves (23-5) beat Central Buckeye Conference...
Baseball: Kenton Ridge falls to Waynesville in district final

Baseball: Kenton Ridge falls to Waynesville in district final

It was unusual for both sides in the Division II district final in Miamisburg on Saturday. Waynesville bolted to a big lead and Kenton Ridge almost caught up, but the Cougars rally came up short and the Spartans advanced with a 10-8 win. “We’ve got a really good offensive team,” Waynesville coach Ryan Hill said. “We normally don’t jump out to leads so it was kind of foreign...
Middletown’s Petty, Smith first in D-I district track

Middletown’s Petty, Smith first in D-I district track

Marquise Petty and Conant Smith both won individual events to highlight Middletown’s boys in the Division I high school district track and field meet at Welcome Stadium. Petty, a senior, won the long jump (22 feet, 11 inches) this past Wednesday. Smith, a sophomore, won the 3,200 meters on Friday night. The top four in each event advance to next week’s D-I regional also at Welcome Stadium...
Centerville rallies to keep district track wins streaks intact

Centerville rallies to keep district track wins streaks intact

Seemingly out of the running after the first day of the Division I high school district track and field meet, Centerville appeared to face the end of great boys and girls team win streaks. “I emphasized on the team we really have to come back and take the win,” assured multi-talented sophomore Yariel Soto after rallying the Elks to an unlikely boys team title Friday night at Welcome Stadium...

H.S. Results for 5/19: ‘Boro lacrosse knocks off Mason

The Springboro girls lacrosse team beat Mason 15-10 to advance in the state tournament on Friday. ‘Boro trailed early before going on a seven-goal run to enter the half up 9-3. The second half saw Springboro successfully chew up the clock to stifle Mason’s rally effort. The win avenged a one-goal regular season loss and moved ‘Boro into the regional semifinals. Baseball Cin. Country...

Softball, baseball postponed to Saturday

Both of Friday’s district final softball games that included Shawnee and Northwestern were postponed until Saturday because of rain. Shawnee (Division II) will play Eaton at 1 p.m. Saturday at West Carrollton High School. Northwestern (D-III) will play Middletown Madison at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eaton High School. Other district final softball postponed from Friday to Saturday was West Liberty-Salem...
Former Notre Dame/Alter standout Malik Zaire nearing transfer decision

Former Notre Dame/Alter standout Malik Zaire nearing transfer decision

Former Alter High School quarterback Malik Zaire confirmed he is close to a final decision on his transfer from Notre Dame. Although he has already graduated, the former Knight told this news organization he plans to take part in commencement ceremonies in South Bend this weekend. As for his next school, Zaire said, “Just waiting for some things to finalize.” The Austin American-Statesman...
Butler High School sophomore advances in U.S Open golf qualifying

Butler High School sophomore advances in U.S Open golf qualifying

Butler High School’s Austin Greaser is one step away from the U.S. Open. Greaser, 16, advanced Thursday at a local qualifying tournament at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky. »PREVIOUS COVERAGE: 4 players with Dayton ties advance in 2016 U.S. Open qualifying And he did in style. Greaser birdied Nos. 17 and 18 to card a 1-under-par 71 and reach a nine-man playoff...
H.S. Results for 5/18: Centerville baseball advances to district

H.S. Results for 5/18: Centerville baseball advances to district

Joey Hecht was dominant on the mound and two Centerville players hit home runs in an 11-1 sectional final win against Northmont on Thursday. Hecht threw a complete game, scattering three hits and striking out nine to earn the win. Jake Whisman hit a grand slam and Riley Poulton added a homer to lead Centerville offensively. Centerville will face Milford on Saturday at Western Hills with a Division...
Meadowdale’s Lawrence targets rare sprint triple

Meadowdale’s Lawrence targets rare sprint triple

Meadowdale senior flash Wayne Lawrence Jr. is finally out of the shadow of former Stivers sprint sensation Tyler Johnson. Unfortunately for Lawrence, that’s the problem. “It’s good not having him here, but it’s also bad because there’s not a lot of people to run with,” said Lawrence after advancing to four finals during Thursday’s Division II high school district...
Kenton Ridge ends Tippecanoe’s sectional title streak

Kenton Ridge ends Tippecanoe’s sectional title streak

The baseball rivalry between Tippecanoe and Kenton Ridge lives. The Red Devils left the Central Buckeye Conference for the Great Western Ohio Conference in 2017 after many years and many battles against the Cougars. They have run into each other numerous times over the years in the sectional tournament, and that was again the case Thursday. Kenton Ridge, a state runner-up 10 years ago, rediscovered...
High School Football: Crosstown Showdown schedule

High School Football: Crosstown Showdown schedule

Below is the schedule for the 20th Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown high school football event: FRIDAY, AUG. 18 • East Central (Ind.) at Lawrenceburg (Ind.), 7 p.m. • Highlands (Ky.) at Cooper (Ky.), 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23 • Hughes at Deer Park, 7 p.m. THURSDAY, AUG. 24 • Taft at Mount Healthy, 7 p.m. • Aiken at Western Hills, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG. 25 • Ross vs. Badin...
Tri-Village names new boys basketball coach

Tri-Village names new boys basketball coach

It’s on Andrew Bobalik to keep the Tri-Village High School boys basketball program humming. Patriots athletic director Brad Gray announced on Thursday that Bobalik has been hired to succeed super-successful Josh Sagester as the Patriots’ head coach. Bobalik was the head coach for the last two seasons at Hebron Lakewood in Licking County. A Cross County Conference member and anchored...
More than a dozen area recruits to be part of Crosstown Showdown

More than a dozen area recruits to be part of Crosstown Showdown

The lineup for the 20th Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown has been released, and the area’s college football prospects will be part of several matchups. Headlining of course is Jackson Carman, the five-star offensive lineman from Fairfield who is the top prospect in the state of Ohio. He and teammate Malik Vann, a four-star defensive end committed to Cincinnati, will at home Aug. 25 against Centerville...
Report: Crazy series of injuries knock Greeneview grad Evan Bradds out of NBA tryout

Report: Crazy series of injuries knock Greeneview grad Evan Bradds out of NBA tryout

Former Greeneview High School standout Evan Bradds’ pre-draft tryout Wednesday with the Indiana Pacers was cut short by a pair of injuries, according to a report in The Tennessean. Bradds, a 6-foot-7 forward who just completed his college career at Belmont University, suffered a broken nose after taking an elbow to the faced. He continued to play in the tryout with other college prospects...
Springfield’s Scott delivers in D-I district when needed most

Springfield’s Scott delivers in D-I district when needed most

Quincy Scott knew what not to do with one final long jump remaining and a postseason championship on the line: Don’t lose it. “I tried not to freak out,” said Scott, Springfield High School’s talented junior, following a clutch final leap that clinched the long jump during Wednesday’s Division I district track and field meet at Wayne High School. “I’ve been...
H.S. Results for 5/17: Lyons leads SE in sectional final

H.S. Results for 5/17: Lyons leads SE in sectional final

Andrew Lyons tossed six innings of shutout baseball and drove in a pair of runs to pace Southeastern in a 4-0 win over Tri-Village in a Division IV sectional final on Wednesday. Lyons finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI at the plate. Hayden McKee went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI and Wesley Earles drove in a run and added a shutout inning in support for SE. Jonny Wilson, who struck out nine...
Springfield High’s Scott wins district long jump

Springfield High’s Scott wins district long jump

Springfield High School junior Quincy Scott knew what not to do with one final long jump remaining and a district championship on the line: Don’t lose it. “I tried not to freak out,” said Scott following a clutch final leap that clinched the long jump during Wednesday’s Division I district track and field meet at Wayne. “I’ve been in situations like that before...

Baseball: Anna edges Northeastern for sectional title

The Anna Rockets walked off against the Northeastern Jets in the Division III sectional final, winning 13-12 on Wednesday. The Rockets scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh, culminating with Derek Coverstone scoring the winning run on a wild pitch. The last inning was hectic, and Coverstone was cemented into the chaos during the height of the game’s intensity. Coverstone was on second...
Milton-Union names new boys basketball coach

Milton-Union names new boys basketball coach

Milton-Union High School has chosen Mitch Westerheide as its boys basketball coach. He succeeds Mike Piatt, who coached the Bulldogs last season only. A Fort Loramie native, Westerheide was an assistant at Edison State Community College in Piqua this past season. He also has been a boys assistant coach at Graham and Fort Loramie high schools. It’s at least the third boys coaching change since...
Arcanum distance runners driven to succeed

Arcanum distance runners driven to succeed

Chance Klipstine’s Arcanum classmates delivered a message to the promising junior prior to this track and field season: no more spring vacation. Essentially recruited by the Trojans, Klipstine has evolved into a formidable middle distrance speedster. He offered an appreciative nod after anchoring Arcanum to a 4x800-meter relay win during Tuesday’s District III high school meet at Welcome...
Catholic Central’s Addie Engel goes the distance

Catholic Central’s Addie Engel goes the distance

Catholic Central freshman distance sensation Addie Engel doesn’t keep a weekly log of running miles and the idea of choosing her favorite event stumps her. Here’s a clue: it’ll take multiple laps. “I don’t know for sure,” said Engle when asked about her race favorite during Tuesday’s Division III district track and field meet at Welcome Stadium. “I don&rsquo...
Softball: ‘Golden’ moment sends Shawnee past Kenton Ridge

Softball: ‘Golden’ moment sends Shawnee past Kenton Ridge

After letting a 5-0 lead slip away, the Shawnee Braves desperately needed a defensive stop. The game-tying run stood on third with no outs in the bottom of the seventh. The Braves, as it turned out, were Golden. »RELATED: High School results for May 16 »RELATED: State softball coaches poll “We worked on that play and we call it Gold,” Shawnee senior third baseman Claudia Spitzer...

H.S. Results for 5/16: Carlisle baseball tops Madison 10-4

In a Southwestern Buckeye League showdown, Carlisle emerged victorious, beating Madison, 10-4. Caleb Stewart earned the win on the mound for Carlisle, pitching three innings and striking out three. JJ Roberts, Reece Human, Jake Moore, Adam Goodpaster, Jake Glover, Caleb Stewart, Dane Flatter and Brandon Saylor all scored runs for Carlisle. Reid Davis had two runs in Madison’s losing effort....
High School Baseball state coaches poll: Is your team ranked?

High School Baseball state coaches poll: Is your team ranked?

Below are the top 10 teams in each division in the final Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association poll for the 2017 season, with total points and first-place votes in parenthesis: DIVISION I 1. Massillon Jackson 250 (25) T2. Moeller 134 T2. Grove City 134 4. Butler 127 5. St. Xavier 115 6. Avon 108 7. Lakota West 102 8. Amherst Steele 94 9. Solon 91 10. Sylvania Northview 73 DIVISION II 1. Wapakoneta...

H.S. Results for 5/15: Miamisburg softball comes back to best Edgewood

In a back and forth thriller of a game, Miamisburg softball came back from a 5-1 deficit to beat Edgewood, 7-6. The Vikings were down 5-1 in the fourth, but a four run inning put Miamisburg back on the board. The lead wouldn’t last for long and in the fifth inning, Edgewood scored, moving ahead 6-5. Miamisburg came back to the tie game once again in the bottom of the sixth. In the bottom of...
Softball: Current, Robbins power Northwestern to sectional title

Softball: Current, Robbins power Northwestern to sectional title

With their season down to one final turn at the plate, the Arcanum Trojans felt confident they could hit Northwestern pitcher Jenna Robbins given the chance. But it never came in a Division III high school softball sectional final Monday at Northmont High School. Top-seeded Northwestern, leading 5-2 entering the bottom of the sixth, ripped off seven runs – the big blow a three-run homer from...
Big Ten, Ohio State should pay attention to OHSAA playoff moves

Big Ten, Ohio State should pay attention to OHSAA playoff moves

If you were wondering about whether or not Friday night Big Ten football games could affect high school football, it turns out there is already data suggesting it will. OHSAA commissioner Dan Ross told reporters at the organization’s media advisory committee last week attendance for football playoff games differs significantly between Friday and Saturday nights, a fact attributed in part to...
High School Softball state coaches poll: Where is your team ranked?

High School Softball state coaches poll: Where is your team ranked?

Below is the fifth of six weekly polls by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association with total voting points (first-place votes in parenthesis) DIVISION I 1. Lebanon 102 (5) 2. Teays Valley 101 (4) 3. Milford 66 (1) 4. Pickerington Central 59 5. Perrysburg 55 6. Lakota East 51 7. Mason 38 8. Walsh Jesuit 37 (2) 9. Massillon Perry 28 10. Anthony Wayne 25 DIVISION II 1. Hebron Lakewood...

H.S. Results for 5/13: Fairborn softball splits double header

Today’s games meant something a little more to Fairborn’s varsity softball team as both games were played in remembrance of Sarah Huelsman. The Skyhawkas lost the opener against Springfield, but still fought hard throughout the game. Chloe Becraft and Jordan Wilson led the team offensively, each going 2-for-4. Taylor Rice hit a three run homerun, while Riley Davis, Ashlyn Baker, Hannah...
OHSAA might sack Saturday, switch football playoffs to Friday

OHSAA might sack Saturday, switch football playoffs to Friday

There could be a significant difference in the high school football playoffs this coming season: all Friday games. That’s what the Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directors will address during its regular June meeting. In Ohio, football is divided into seven divisions, most of any high school sport. Playoff football games traditionally have been played on Friday and Saturday nights...
Softball: Kenton Ridge potent as ever going into sectional final

Softball: Kenton Ridge potent as ever going into sectional final

At times this season, Kenton Ridge softball coach Sarah Schalnat has been worried about the pressure her underclassmen players have been under. It’s not just a couple of players, either. The Cougars lost five starters from last season’s 24-win team, including every infielder. But the five new starters have blended seamlessly with the returnees, and the Cougars are as potent as ever. Kenton...
Tennis: Sophomore ends Fairmont’s boys sectional title drought

Tennis: Sophomore ends Fairmont’s boys sectional title drought

Murad Nawaz had a solid freshman season playing first singles for Fairmont and advancing to the district tournament. But he frequently dropped matches to the top players in the GWOC and bowed out quickly at the district tournament. That was then. Saturday, the Fairmont sophomore became the school’s first boy to win a sectional tennis title since 1993, eight years before he was born. He edged...
Beavercreek wins rare boys conference track title

Beavercreek wins rare boys conference track title

A blast from the past was all Beavercreek’s boys needed to rev up for Friday’s Greater Western Ohio Conference track and field championships at historic Memorial Stadium. Beavercreek last won a boys high school conference track title in 1990 in the now-defunct Western Ohio League. “We pulled the trophy out of the trophy case on Wednesday and it was so dusty,” beamed outstanding...

H.S. Results for 5/12: SWBL, CBC softball awards announced

The Southwestern Buckeye League announced the softball all-league teams Friday. For the Southwest conference Sarah Eschmeyer and Faith Hensley of Monroe split player of the year honors while Annika Gels of Eaton was named the pitcher of the year. Annilou Belvo of Preble Shawnee was tabbed as the Buckeye conference player of the year and Ashley Brown of Carlisle was the pitcher of the year. Tim Kellis...
Track: Greenon freshman bests defending champ in 400

Track: Greenon freshman bests defending champ in 400

The 400-meter dash, considered by many the toughest event in track, has been known to bring athletes to tears. It was no different for Greenon High School freshman Delaney Benedict on Friday. But hers were tears of joy. Benedict out-dueled two-time defending conference champion Jamari McDavid of Kenton Ridge down the stretch to win the Central Buckeye Conference championship. Her winning time of 57...
Springfield races to sixth overall in GWOC championships

Springfield races to sixth overall in GWOC championships

Dyier Smith has separated himself from the rest of the area in the 110-meter high hurdles. But the Springfield High School junior can’t shake a bad habit. If it’s a barrier that’s anchored in front of him, there’s a good chance Smith will smack it. “I’ve just got to work on not hitting as many hurdles,” said Smith, who matched his career low with a 14.44 in...
Trice switches from Wayne boys to girls basketball coach

Trice switches from Wayne boys to girls basketball coach

Travis Trice, who resurrected Wayne boys basketball and won a Division I state championship in 2015, has been named the Warriors’ girls high school basketball coach. The unexpected coaching switch was approved by the Huber Heights board of education Thursday. The position opened when Sonya Miller resigned after four seasons as the girls coach. “I’m excited and it’s something...
Springboro’s Youker succeeds Holweger as boys basketball coach

Springboro’s Youker succeeds Holweger as boys basketball coach

Springboro High School will promote Kyle Youker to the boys varsity basketball coach pending school-board approval. He will succeed Mike Holweger as the Panthers’ coach. Youker coached the Springboro freshman boys the last four seasons and the Panthers’ boys JV from 2005-13. Prior to that he was an assistant at Carroll from 2000-05. Holweger guided Springboro the last four seasons, going...
Softball: Shawnee advances on walk-off passed ball

Softball: Shawnee advances on walk-off passed ball

Aliya Saunders smacked a two-out double to center field in the eighth inning Thursday and was determined to score and end the game. Saunders didn’t anticipate she’d be able to reach home without another hit from her teammates, but two passed balls gave her the opportunity. While Claudia Spitzer was at the plate, Saunders reached third on a passed ball and then ran home three pitches later...
H.S. Results for 5/11: McConnell sets school record in ‘Boro sectional

H.S. Results for 5/11: McConnell sets school record in ‘Boro sectional

Justin McConnell broke a school record in Springboro’s 10-0 win over Bellefontaine in a Division I sectional baseball game on Thursday. McConnell swiped three bases in the game, upping his season total to 28, a school record. He also went 3-for-3 with four runs scored. Ethan Brickner added three hits with two RBI, Bryce Haberthier doubled and drove in three and Drew Saunier tossed a two-hit...
NAACP says OHSAA decision unfair, wasn’t about re-wording

NAACP says OHSAA decision unfair, wasn’t about re-wording

The Dayton Unit of the NAACP on Thursday refuted that it lobbied for the Ohio High School Athletic Association to restructure its reprimand verbiage to Dayton Public Schools. It also maintained that the association should target Dunbar football coaches, its former athletic director and DPS director of athletics only. Dayton unit president Derrick L. Foward and education chair Lauretta Williams held...

Sectional tennis: Dayton Christian’s Hodge advances

At 5-foot-10 and 135 pounds, Dayton Christian senior Paul Hodge wasn’t exactly in his element on the football field last fall, but he is right at home on the tennis court. The multi-sport athlete — he also ran cross-country — battled to a 7-6(2), 6-2 win over Valley View sophomore Justin DeVilbiss in the quarterfinals of the Division II sectional tennis tournament Thursday at Five...
Troy freshman Browder provides Trojans muscle

Troy freshman Browder provides Trojans muscle

Lenea Browder stamped herself as a top postseason contender in the shot put and discus during Wednesday’s first day of the Greater Western Ohio Conference track and field championships at Memorial Stadium. But you wouldn’t know it. “I was hoping to throw more,” said the Troy freshman after posting the best efforts in the girls shot put and discus. “I’m happy, but...
High School results for May 10

High School results for May 10

Miamisburg eliminated Vandalia by a score of 14-4 in a Wednesday softball sectional game. Carrina Butler jump-started the Miamisburg offense with a two-run homer in the first inning. MacKenzie Frantz finished 3-for-3 with three RBI and Akshatha Bharadwaj and Ashley and Abbey Haas each had a pair of hits for ‘Burg. Wayne 3, Northmont 1: Dylan Donchez struck out five in a complete game outing...
Scott takes his place among Springfield’s best

Scott takes his place among Springfield’s best

Springfield has a new high school to boast about since the merger of North and South, but its defining legacy is within. There’s where you’ll find two long hallways along the gymnasium that are adorned with former athletic greats, boys and girls. Portraits of champions from all sports hang from those walls. It’s a life-like painting salute to the best who ever represented the combined...
NAACP gets DPS ‘probation’ changed to ‘enforceable review’

NAACP gets DPS ‘probation’ changed to ‘enforceable review’

The Ohio High School Athletic Association agreed to reword last month’s written reprimand that was addressed to Dayton Public Schools following a request by the NAACP. Members of the national civil rights organization met with the OHSAA last week on a mission of relieving the entire school district of an unprecedented OHSAA penalty of a three-year probation, $10,000 fine and mandatory administrative...

H.S. Results for 5/9: Wayne baseball bests Xenia to advance

In a first round tournament game, the Wayne Warriors came out on top, beating Xenia 7-4. Tyler Wynkoop pitched six innings, earning the win with six strikeouts. Jacob Duncan finished out the game in the 7th inning for the save. Wynkoop also led the Warriors offensively with four hits and three RBIs on the night, while Dylan Donchez was close behind with two hits and an RBI. TJ Oliver accounted for...
High school track: Kenton Ridge’s Phillips soars in long jump

High school track: Kenton Ridge’s Phillips soars in long jump

A tight hamstring had kept Kenton Ridge senior Cal Phillips from competing in recent meets, including the Clark County championships. Phillips felt it was time to test his hamstring at the Central Buckeye Conference championships at Tecumseh High School on Tuesday evening. In doing so, Phillips went from sore to soaring with an eye-popping effort of 23-feet, 02.25-inches to win his third straight...
Recruiting roundup: Alabama offers Springfield pair, Dunbar LB narrows choices, Lakota West prospects rising

Recruiting roundup: Alabama offers Springfield pair, Dunbar LB narrows choices, Lakota West prospects rising

We start off this area football recruiting roundup like many of the previous ones: Alabama has offered two more local stars.  This time Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide are looking to add a pair of players from a school that has already sent a standout to Tuscaloosa: Springfield.  Leonard Taylor, a defensive end/tight end who also played quarterback for the Wildcats last year as a junior...
Tuesday’s postponed events: Baseball, softball, track & field

Tuesday’s postponed events: Baseball, softball, track & field

The following high school varsity athletic events have been postponed for Tuesday. These lists will continually be updated. Send postponed and rescheduled information by email to sports@coxohio.com. The following games have been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 10. Glen Este at Lakota East Hamilton at Anderson Middletown at Princeton Talawanda at Wilmington Western Hills at Oak Hills Withrow...

H.S. Results for 5/9: Covington softball wins on late game walkoff

In a hard fought game, Covington softball emerged victorious over Tri-Village, 8-7. The win came courtesy of a walkoff single by Morgan Studabaker in the bottom of the 7th inning. Tri-Village had the intial lead, winning 3-2 at the of the 2nd inning, but four unanswered runs left Tri-Village down by four at the end of the 5th inning, Covington up 7-3. In an attempt to comeback Tri-Village put up three...
Tecumseh rebounds to beat Beavercreek in Division I tourney opener

Tecumseh rebounds to beat Beavercreek in Division I tourney opener

Tecumseh entered a sectional tournament game against Beavercreek on Monday night after enduring its worst four-game stretch of the season. The Arrows had been outscored 55-1 in their previous four games, including losses to state-ranked Central Buckeye Conference foes Northwestern and Kenton Ridge. The slump ended fast against the Beavers, as Tecumseh racked up 11 hits and ran away in late innings...
Former OSU great Archie Griffin to be honored by Athletes in Action

Former OSU great Archie Griffin to be honored by Athletes in Action

The 12th annual Night of Champions will be held on Saturday at the Schindler Banquet Center on the Athletes in Action Sports Complex and Retreat Center in Xenia. It’s an awareness effort and reservation-only banquet that will feature the induction of Columbus native and two-time Ohio State University Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin and U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team standout Catherine...
High School Softball: Tournament best bets and bracket busters

High School Softball: Tournament best bets and bracket busters

Here’s who we think are the best bets in the Southwest District high school softball postseason. The sectional is up first beginning today, followed by a one-game district. The two-game regional is on deck and the state final four in the hole. The higher seeded teams host first- and second-round games. Sectional finals and district finals are at various fields throughout the area. The regional...

H.S. Results for 5/6: Madison takes two from TVS

Madison swept Twin Valley South in a baseball doubleheader on Saturday. Tristan Sipple tossed five shutout innings and Ethan Limon notched the save in Madison’s 4-2 win in the first game. Wade Agnew went 2-for-2 and Limon was 1-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI. Game two was a 3-2 victory for Madison. Dustin Skinner went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI out of the leadoff spot and also picked...

Northeastern baseball surging after rocky start

First-year Northeastern baseball coach Will Nichols had gobs of success during a 19-year run at Triad, winning the Ohio Heritage Conference eight times, finishing as Division IV state runner-up twice and reaching the regionals four other times. But he didn’t expect instant results with the Jets — even though he inherited a program trending in the right direction. “You’ve got...
Softball: Shawnee piling up the hits as tournament nears

Softball: Shawnee piling up the hits as tournament nears

Shawnee’s softball team has amassed one of the area’s best records with strong hitting, and coach Chris Roberts hopes the hits will keep coming when the tournament starts next week. While some teams still rely on small ball and advancing runners, extra-base hits have been the key for the Braves (19-5) to score runs. Shawnee has more extra-base hits (75) than any other Central Buckeye Conference...
Cochran, Hall top All-Clark County wrestling honorees

Cochran, Hall top All-Clark County wrestling honorees

Joe Cochran of Springfield High School and Southeastern coach Joe Hall were awarded top All-Clark County wrestling honors for this past season. Cochran, a junior, compiled a 41-4 record at 195 pounds and placed fourth in the Division I individual state tournament at Ohio State University’s Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Hall was named coach of the year. Members were voted on by Clark County...

H.S. Results for 5/4: Alter improves to 10-0 in GCLC

The Alter boys volleyball team swept Badin in a Thursday match to remain undefeated in conference play. Alter won by scores of 25-16, 25-17 and 25-11. Josh Kabel tallied 20 assists, five aces and eight digs and Jason Hascher recorded 23 kills with 11 digs and an ace to lead Alter. Andrew Rose added 10 kills with two aces and a block and Michael Stuart chipped in four kills with two blocks. Alter improved...
Firebird track and field invite rescheduled for Friday only

Firebird track and field invite rescheduled for Friday only

The 28th annual Firebird Invitational track and field meet at Fairmont High School was postponed on Thursday and will be a one-day only event on Friday. Field events and the 2,000-meter steeple chase will start at 4:30 p.m. Friday following by running finals at 5 p.m. A meet-day decision will be made for the pole vault, depending on weather-related safety issues. All the running events will be timed...
Mechanicsburg’s Kaleb Romero wins prestigious wrestling award

Mechanicsburg’s Kaleb Romero wins prestigious wrestling award

Add another accolade for Kaleb Romero. The Mechanicsburg wrestler who is headed to Ohio State is the Ohio winner of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award. Earlier this year, Romero won the state championship at 170 pounds to cap off a 52-0 season and become Ohio’s 29th four-time state champion. Related: Fourth state title a dream come true for Romero He was also a standout quarterback...
5 facts you should know about area high schools and the NFL

5 facts you should know about area high schools and the NFL

We bet you’ll never guess both area high schools that produced the most NFL alumni, but there’s good reason for it. We learned that and more perusing Pro-Football-Reference.com’s database*. Here are five takeaways that might surprise you: If you’ve never heard of Steele High School, you’re forgiven. The old downtown Dayton education destination closed during World...
WATCH: Springfield, Greenville win doubleheader at Fifth Third Field

WATCH: Springfield, Greenville win doubleheader at Fifth Third Field

There was plenty of offense at Fifth Third Field on Wednesday, and good pitching — it depended on which game you were watching. The Dayton Dragons wrapped up a 12th season of showcasing area high school teams at the ballpark downtown. The hitters grabbed the spotlight in the first game as Greenville outscored West Carrollton 16-10. The Green Wave scored four runs in the first inning and never...
High School Results for May 3: Huffman helps Ross win league title

High School Results for May 3: Huffman helps Ross win league title

Drew Huffman struck out ten and posted his second no-hitter of the season in a 10-0 win over Talawanda that clinched the Southwestern Ohio Conference title for Ross. Huffman also doubled and drove in three to pace Ross. Michael Carroll added two RBI in a 2-for-3 night and Zach Arno doubled. Gage Prater took the loss for Talawanda. Ross improved to 19-3 overall and 10-2 in conference play. Talawanda...
Softball: Northwestern pitcher breaks Mom’s strikeout record

Softball: Northwestern pitcher breaks Mom’s strikeout record

Jenna Robbins knew she was close to becoming Northwestern’s all-time softball strikeout leader. It would have been hard not to know, since the previous record holder lives in the same house. Robbins struck out the side for the Warriors in the first inning Wednesday against Bellefontaine, moving her to 545 all-time strikeouts. She surpassed her mother, Jodi Robbins (nee Noffke), an all-state...
WATCH: Kyle Schwarber thanks high school football coach Jason Krause

WATCH: Kyle Schwarber thanks high school football coach Jason Krause

Kyle Schwarber is a budding baseball star, but like many boys who grow up in Southwest Ohio, football helped shape him. The Chicago Cubs slugger took some time to sit down with Jason Krause, his coach at Middletown High School, and thank him for the impact he made on his life. Krause, who is now the coach at Fairfield, has stayed in touch with Schwarber, and the two talked about how the coach helped...
D-I high school softball sectional pairings

D-I high school softball sectional pairings

The following are first-round pairings of the Southwest District Division I high school softball sectional tournament. All games are at 5 p.m. Dayton top three seeds: 1. Lebanon; 2. Lakota East; 3. Lakota West. Cincinnati top three seeds: 1. Mason; 2. Milford; 3. Fairfield. Mon., May 8: Springfield at Lakota East; Sidney at Fairborn; Piqua at Springboro. Wed., May 10: Stebbins vs. Springfield/Lakota...
D-II high school softball sectional pairings

D-II high school softball sectional pairings

The following are first-round pairings of the Southwest District Division II high school softball sectional tournament. All games are at 5 p.m. Dayton top three seeds: 1. Monroe; 2. Greenville; 3. Clinton-Massie. Tecumseh top three seeds: 1. Kenton Ridge; 2. Spg. Shawnee; 3. Graham. Cincinnati top three seeds: 1. Western Brown; 2. Taylor; 3. Blanchester. Tue., May 9: Belmont at Eaton; Bellbrook at...
D-III high school softball sectional pairings

D-III high school softball sectional pairings

The following are first-round pairings of the Southwest District Division III high school softball sectional tournament. All games are at 5 p.m. Dayton top three seeds: 1. Badin; 2. Madison; 3. Carlisle. Northmont top three seeds: 1. Northwestern; 2. West Liberty-Salem; 3. Indian Lake. Cincinnati top three seeds: 1. Deer Park; 2. CHCA; 3. Reading. Mon., May 8: Fenwick at East Clinton; Waynesville...
D-IV high school softball sectional pairings

D-IV high school softball sectional pairings

The following are first-round pairings of the Southwest District Division IV high school softball sectional tournament. All games are at 5 p.m. Dayton top three seeds: 1. Franklin Monroe; 2. Southeastern; 3. Tri-County North. Sidney top three seeds: 1. Newton; 2. Russia; 3. Riverside. Cincinnati top three seeds: 1. Williamsburg; 2. Georgetown; 3. Cin. Christian. Tue., May 9: Twin Valley South at Franklin...
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