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High School Wrestling: Area weekly honor roll

Wrestling Honor Roll Name School W L Falls 106 Pounds Cole Skinner Madison 6 0 Branson Amway Graham 14 1 5 Kellan Anderson Covington 22 2 6 Josh Miller Edgewood 18 2 5 Trace Braun Graham 15 4 7 Caleb Thomas Monroe 18 5 Olivia Shore Miami East 18 6 8 Matt Motter Butler 13 4 7 Jorden Zigo Trotwood 13 4 6 »RELATED: High School state dual tournament schedule 113 Zach Shupp Fairfield 20 1 16 Cael...
Jonathan Alder tops Kenton Ridge, stays atop CBC Kenton Trail

Jonathan Alder tops Kenton Ridge, stays atop CBC Kenton Trail

Jonathan Alder has emphatically announced its presence in the Central Buckeye Conference. The school from Plain City made its first statement with an 8-2 football season, a 3-1 second-place finish behind Bellefontaine in the Kenton Trail Division and a playoff berth. »RELATED: Springfield tops Fairmont, moves to 11-0 »RELATED: Friday night scoreboard »RELATED: OSU recruit sets all-time...

HS Scores 1/19: Wayne adds to win streak, Dunbar drops Meadowdale

Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Anna 74, Houston 34 Ansonia 52, National Trail 48: Sink (A) 22; Harrison (NT) 21. Beavercreek 43, Miamisburg 39: Saylor, Johnson (B) 10; Hartman (M) 14. Belmont 59, Stivers 52: Ellis (S) 25; Moore (B) 12. Bethel 62, Miami East 49: Rutledge (ME) 17; South (B) 21. Butler 70, West Carrollton 52 Centerville 51, Lebanon 29: Shelton (C) 13; Lamb (L) 11. Cin. Christian...
Photo gallery: Springfield at Fairmont boys basketball

Photo gallery: Springfield at Fairmont boys basketball

Leonard Taylor scored 17 points, RaHeim Moss 14 and Michael Wallace added 13 in his most productive effort since returning in midseason from a knee injury as unbeaten Springfield defeated host Fairmont 81-65 in a boys high school basketball game at Trent Arena on Friday night. Springfield improves to 11-0 and keeps pace with unbeaten and top-ranked Wayne (12-0) as co-leaders of the GWOC National East...

HS Results 1/19: Versailles’ Ahrens sets MAC all-time scoring record

Ohio State commit Justin Ahrens scored his 1,776th career point to set the all-time scoring record for the Midwest Athletic Conference. The Versailles boys basketball team routed Fort Recovery 73-46 in the effort. Ahrens tallied a triple double in the win with 38 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The previous record was held by Versailles’ Kyle Gehle with 1,744 set in 2004. Boys Basketball...
Unbeaten Springfield gets defensive, takes out Fairmont in second half

Unbeaten Springfield gets defensive, takes out Fairmont in second half

Add another key part to Springfield’s formidable boys basketball lineup: defensive stopper. That would be David Sanford. The junior drew the ultimate task on Friday night at Fairmont. It was his job to somewhat contain high-scoring Firebird Jack Hendricks. “It went good,” said Sanford following Springfield’s second-half surge that produced an 81-65 victory at Trent Arena. &ldquo...
High School Wrestling: State dual tournament schedule for area teams

High School Wrestling: State dual tournament schedule for area teams

2018 OHSAA State Team Wrestling Tournament Regional quarterfinals Wednesday, Jan. 24 Division I Region 6 At Graham Sidney (3) vs. Wayne (2) 5 p.m. Winner vs. Graham 20 minutes following At Springfield Northmont (2) vs. Tecumseh (3) 5:30 p.m. Springfield (4) vs. Butler (1) 5:30 p.m. Northmont/Butler winner vs. Sprtingfield/Butler winner 20 minutes following Region 7 At Beavercreek Fairmont (3) vs....
Graham ‘excited’ to move up, compete in D-I state wrestling duals

Graham ‘excited’ to move up, compete in D-I state wrestling duals

The first major change in the Ohio High School Athletic Association state team tournament began as a simple question at the state individual tournament to close last season. Assistant OHSAA Commissioner Beau Rugg approached Graham coach Jeff Jordan and asked if his squad would be interested in moving up to Division I for the team tournament. »RELATED: State duals schedule for area teams &ldquo...

HS Scores 1/18: Stidham nets triple double, Oakwood upsets CJ

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Wednesday’s Results Cedarville 63, West Jefferson 53: Casey (WJ) 10; Cross (C) 29. Hamilton 49, Middletown 44: Williams (M) 19; Robinson (H) 21. Girls Basketball Wednesday’s Results Badin 40, Northwest 34: Broermann (B) 11. Beavercreek 60, Miamisburg 31: Pringle (M) 10. Benjamin Logan 54, Bellefontaine 40 Butler 57, West Carrollton 33 Centerville 66, Lebanon...

HS Results 1/18: Griffitts records triple double in Tecumseh girls win

The Tecumseh girls basketball team defeated Northmont, 66-48. Corrine Thomas led all scorers with 25 points for Tecumseh. Presley Griffitts had an outstanding night offensively, recording a triple double with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Zoey Berner tacked on a double double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Jenna Hoschouer tallied 12 points in the loss and Salena Roberts chipped in 11. Girls...
Girls high school basketball power rankings

Girls high school basketball power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top girls high school basketball area teams. Division I 1. Tecumseh (9-3): d. Northwestern 86-28; played Northmont on Thu., at Bellefontaine on Sat., hosts Miamisburg on Mon. 2. Beavercreek (11-3): d. Miamisburg 60-31; at Bellbrook on Mon. 3. Springboro (11-3): d. Tippecanoe 57-38, d. Wayne 56-27; at Lebanon on Sat., at Lakota East on Mon. 4. Lebanon (12-2): lost 66-62...
Boys high school basketball power rankings

Boys high school basketball power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball area teams. Division I 1. Wayne (11-0): d. Akron SVSM 68-57; at Springboro on Fri., hosts Springfield on Wed. 2. Springfield (10-0): d. Cleveland Heights 73-67; at Fairmont on Fri., at CJ on Sat., at Belmont on Tue., at Wayne on Wed. 3. Belmont (7-1): d. Franklin 68-51; hosts Stivers on Fri., hosts Springfield on Tue. 4. Centerville...
Football recruiting: Springfield standout Leonard Taylor lays out final plans before signing day

Football recruiting: Springfield standout Leonard Taylor lays out final plans before signing day

Many high school football recruits wrapped up the process early this year by taking the opportunity to sign in late December.  Leonard Taylor is still available and figures to take his decision process all the way to the traditional signing day in early February.  The Springfield standout — a starter at quarterback and defensive tackle for the Wildcats football team and the center...
Kennard donates shoes to Franklin High School basketball teams

Kennard donates shoes to Franklin High School basketball teams

Luke Kennard hasn’t forgotten where he came from. A rookie in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons, Kennard recently donated basketball shoes to the junior varsity and varsity boys and girls teams at Franklin High School. Kennard is a 2015 Franklin graduate. Frankin athletic director and boys varsity coach Brian Bales posted photos of the teams with their shoes and thanked Kennard, whom he coached...
Dr. Dan Ross announces retirement as executive director from OHSAA

Dr. Dan Ross announces retirement as executive director from OHSAA

Ohio High School Athletic Association Executive Director Dr. Dan Ross will retire from that position on Sept. 15. His resignation was accepted and announced by Twitter during the monthly OHSAA board meeting on Thursday in Columbus. No other details were given. A release is expected on Thursday afternoon. Ross has been in that position since Aug. 1, 2004 when he succeeded Clair Muscaro. Like Muscaro...

HS Results 1/17: Centerville drops Lebanon, Waynesville beats Oakwood

Boys Basketball Cedarville 63, West Jefferson 53: Colby Cross poured in 29 points, including five three-point baskets, to carry Cedarville in the win. Girls Basketball Centerville 66, Lebanon 62: Emma Stanley scored 18 points, leading four players in double-digit scoring for Centerville. Alexis Straw led Lebanon with 21. Beavercreek 60, Miamisburg 31: Kirah Pringle put up 10 points in a losing effort...

HS Scores 1/17: Cross leads Cedarville, Hamilton edges Middies

Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Belmont 68, Franklyn 51: Hunt (B) 20; Kinder (F) 16. Butler 55, Tecumseh 32: Justice (B) 22. Chaminade Julienne 61, Thurgood Marshall 59 Clark Montessori 67, Cin. Christian 50: Ealy (CM) 24; Reutener (CC) 12. Clinton Massie 59, Valley View 55: Chowning (CM) 20. Dayton Christian 48, Emmanuel Christian 29: Welker (DC) 17; Davis (EC) 9. Fenwick 64, Madeira 54 Greeneview...

HS Scores 1/16: Murray sets Waynesville girls career scoring record

PREP RESULTS Flyin’ to the Hoop Jan. 12-15 at Trent Arena Friday’s Results Findlay Prep (NV) 50, Huntington Prep (WV) 48: Bol (FP) 18; McGriff (HP) 14. Spire Academy 80, Fairmont 70: Baker (SA) 22; Hendricks (F) 29. Saturday’s Results McEachern (Ga.) 87, Trotwood 77: Okoro (M) 25; Davis (T) 24. Pickerington North 51, Princeton 38: Hunter (PN) 12; Hunter (P) 20. Prolific Prep (Fla...

HS Results 1/16: Miamisburg boys knock off Bellbrook

The Miamisburg boys basketball team improved to 9-3 as they won over Bellbrook, 54-52. The win is Miamisburg’s fifth in a row. Jason Hubbard shot for 21 points, while Duncan Hall added on 15. Donnie Crouch put up 12 points in the loss. Storm Painter and Jack Campbell each added on 10 for Bellbrook. Boys Basketball Butler 55, Tecumseh 32: Kort Justice tallied 22 points and five rebounds to lead...
Fort Loramie lands former Wapak assistant as football coach

Fort Loramie lands former Wapak assistant as football coach

Fort Loramie has named Spencer Wells to succeed Whit Parks as the Redskins head football coach. It’s the first head coaching position for Wells, who last season was the quarterbacks coach at Wapakoneta. He also has been an assistant at Marion Local, Celina and Allen East. Wells is a Delphos St. John’s graduate and played on the Blue Jays’ 2005 Division VI state title team. &ldquo...
Future Buckeye Justin Ahrens shows off bigger body, expanded game at Flyin’ at the Hoop 

Future Buckeye Justin Ahrens shows off bigger body, expanded game at Flyin’ at the Hoop 

There was more to see of Justin Ahrens at the 2018 Flyin’ to the Hoop than last year’s version — in more ways than one.  The Versailles senior, who signed with Ohio State in November, said he is an inch taller and about 10 pounds heavier than he was last season.  The reigning Midwest Athletics Conference Player of the Year now tips the scales at 196 and is measuring in...
Sports Today: Does Jags postseason success mean Bengals have a fighting chance?

Sports Today: Does Jags postseason success mean Bengals have a fighting chance?

After a three-day weekend there’s one obvious question to ask this morning: Was the NFL divisional round good or bad for the Cincinnati Bengals?  Well, it probably won’t affect the team.  They are going to be the same either way. That’s kind of their thing.  Even when there are changes, I have succumbed to the feeling the Bengals are the Bengals. They’re not...

HS Scores 1/15: Flyin’ finishes, Dunbar beats Woodward

Flyin’ to the Hoop Jan. 12-15 at Trent Arena Friday’s Results Findlay Prep (NV) 50, Huntington Prep (WV) 48: Bol (FP) 18; McGriff (HP) 14. Spire Academy 80, Fairmont 70: Baker (SA) 22; Hendricks (F) 29. Saturday’s Results McEachern (Ga.) 87, Trotwood 77: Okoro (M) 25; Davis (T) 24. Pickerington North 51, Princeton 38: Hunter (PN) 12; Hunter (P) 20. Prolific Prep (Fla.) 75, IMG (Ca...
Franklin Monroe falls in Flyin’ debut despite Conley’s 35 points

Franklin Monroe falls in Flyin’ debut despite Conley’s 35 points

It’s not often that Franklin Monroe draws a Midwest Athletic Conference power in boys basketball. That’s what made Monday’s matchup with Minster extra special. “The MAC is a really good conference,” Jets junior standout Ethan Conley said. “It’s always a good challenge for us playing teams from the MAC. We’ll just have to get better each and every day...
Unbeaten Fort Loramie makes Flyin’ debut by beating Thurgood

Unbeaten Fort Loramie makes Flyin’ debut by beating Thurgood

Fort Loramie has seen the best of the Shelby County League and even the Midwest Athletic Conference. But playing Thurgood Marshall was a bit out of the box for the Redskins. “It’s definitely something new that we don’t see every day,” assured Loramie standout senior Dillon Braun. “It’s not on our schedule so we don’t play these kinds of teams. It was a great...
Former rivals Hoskins, Pullen united in Middies’ cause

Former rivals Hoskins, Pullen united in Middies’ cause

Their coaching bond formed long ago, Darnell Hoskins and Pete Pullen now find themselves united at Middletown. Both were the main men at their respective Dayton City League powers. Hoskins is in his second season in resurrecting the Middies program after leaving a great run at Thurgood Marshall. Pullen’s tenure at Dunbar was even more successful with multiple Division II state championships...
Flyin’ showdown between Upper Arlington and Wayne canceled

Flyin’ showdown between Upper Arlington and Wayne canceled

The 16th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop lost its second game on Monday when Upper Arlington informed Flyin’ president Eric Horstman it would not be allowed to travel to the event because of worsening weather. Upper Arlington, the state’s top-ranked Division I high school boys basketball team, was to have played Wayne in the last Flyin’ game on Monday in a featured...
New Wildcats but same expectations for Springfield basketball

New Wildcats but same expectations for Springfield basketball

Springfield and Cleveland Heights capped the second day of the annual Flyin’ to the Hoop basketball extravaganza with a thriller folks in Clark County can hope is a sign of even greater things to come this season.  The Wildcats trailed by seven early in the fourth quarter but rallied to win 73-67 in overtime to improve to 10-0.  The comeback came mostly on the back of RaHeim Moss....
Minster defeats Franklin Monroe in Flyin’ debut for both teams

Minster defeats Franklin Monroe in Flyin’ debut for both teams

Mike Ketner scored 21 points to lead a balanced offense as Minster defeated Franklin Monroe 74-58 in the Wildcats’ Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop debut at Fairmont’s Trent Arena on Monday. It was the first of six games in the final day of Flyin’. Isaac Schmiesing hit three 3-pointers and added 16 points and Adam Knapke also hit three 3-pointers and was good for 11 points...
Flyin’ pressure – gulp – no problem for Springfield junior

Flyin’ pressure – gulp – no problem for Springfield junior

Sam Towns’ Springfield teammates had a message for the emerging junior. Remember the free throw routine because it’s just like practice and there’s nobody here. Except the 6-foot-7 center had all eyes at Fairmont’s Trent Arena on him with 3.5 second left in regulation and Springfield trailing Cleveland Heights by one. And, he had already missed the front end of a bonus free...
Fairland tunes up for another tourney run with Akron SVSM at Flyin’

Fairland tunes up for another tourney run with Akron SVSM at Flyin’

Count Fairland among the many Ohio schools that were affected by the debut of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s competitive balance initiative this school year. A state semifinalist in Division III last season, Fairland was bumped up to D-II. The Dragons figured there was no better way to warm up to that higher level than playing defending D-II state champ Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary...
It’s a tossup for Sidney football/basketball junior standout

It’s a tossup for Sidney football/basketball junior standout

It’s anyone’s guess which sport Sidney’s Andre Gordon will pursue at the next level. That includes the talented junior. “I got an idea,” said Gordon following a 65-50 loss to Versailles in Sunday’s Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena. “I like basketball and I love football. I love them both. It’s just whatever the best opportunity...
Miamisburg senior saves his best for Flyin’

Miamisburg senior saves his best for Flyin’

The Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop has a way of bringing out the best in players. Count Miamisburg’s Jason Hubbard among that bunch. Hubbard went off by hitting four 3-pointers for a career-high 32 points as Miamisburg stunned Mountain Mission (Va.) 65-54 to begin Flyin’s six games on Sunday at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. “Over the summer we worked really hard for this...
Versailles downs Sidney in showdown of stars at Flyin’ to the Hoop

Versailles downs Sidney in showdown of stars at Flyin’ to the Hoop

Two of the best players in the area squared off in the second game of the Flyin’ to the Hoop event Sunday at Trent Arena.  Versailles won 65-50 over Sidney while Tigers 6-foot-6 senior Justin Ahrens got the better of the individual matchup with Yellow Jackets 6-2 junior Andre Gordon, too.  Ahrens, who has signed to play at Ohio State next season, scored 15 of his 26 points in the first...
Hubbard’s carrer-high 32 points powers streaking Miamisburg at Flyin’

Hubbard’s carrer-high 32 points powers streaking Miamisburg at Flyin’

Like many players throughout the area, Jason Hubbard and his Miamisburg teammates had often visited the Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop. They would be there again this season, as rare Vikings participants. “Over the summer we worked really hard for this moment,” said Hubbard, who was key in a 65-54 defeat of Mountain Mission (Va.) on to start Sunday’s Flyin’ games at...

HS Scores 1/13: Xenia boys, Springboro girls win at Flyin’

PREP RESULTS Flyin’ to the Hoop Jan. 12-15 at Trent Arena Friday’s Results Boys Basketball Findlay Prep (NV) 50, Huntington Prep (WV) 48: Bol (FP) 18; McGriff (HP) 14. Spire Academy 80, Fairmont 70: Baker (SA) 22; Hendricks (F) 29. Saturday’s Results Boys Basketball McEachern (Ga.) 87, Trotwood 77: Okoro (M) 25; Davis (T) 24. Pickerington North 51, Princeton 38: Hunter (PN) 12; Hunter...

HS Results 1/13: Wayne boys continue undefeated season, move to 11-0

The Wayne boys basketball team knocked off St. Vincent-St. Mary’s, 68-57, to continue its unbeaten season. Rashad McKee put up 20 points in the win. Deshon Parker added on 19. Darius Quisenberry rounded out the scoring with seven points and eight assists. The Warriors go on to face Upper Arlington Monday, January 15th, for a prime time matchup at Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena. Boys...
Prolific Prep overtakes IMG Academy at Flyin’

Prolific Prep overtakes IMG Academy at Flyin’

Jeenathon Williams and Nimari Burnett each scored 16 points to pace a balanced attack as Prolific Prep (Calif.) withstood IMG Academy (Fla.) 75-71 in the last of five 16th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop games on Saturday at Trent Arena. That was one less game than was scheduled. Both teams were loaded with NCAA D-I recruits. Williams is headed to the University of Buffalo and Burnett...
Trotwood succumbs to McEachern’s second-half Flyin’ rally

Trotwood succumbs to McEachern’s second-half Flyin’ rally

Trotwood-Madison couldn’t hang on to a halftime lead and fell to McEachern (Ga.) 87-77 in the 16th Annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Fairmont’s Trent Arena on Saturday. As usual, Trotwood (7-3) was paced by Amari Davis (24 points) and Myles Belyue (19 points, 11 rebounds, three steals. The Rams also received a season-high 17 points and eight rebounds from junior center...
Archie’s prized Hoosiers’ recruit shines at Flyin’

Archie’s prized Hoosiers’ recruit shines at Flyin’

Jerome Hunter might have been the one that got away from the University of Dayton. That’s because he followed former Flyers coach Archie Miller to Indiana. A high-flying 6-foot-7 forward, Hunter put a game-high 23 points, five rebounds, three steals and a block on Princeton in North’s 51-38 win during Saturday’s 16th Annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Fairmont&rsquo...
Xenia gets Flyin’ boost from area’s scoring leader

Xenia gets Flyin’ boost from area’s scoring leader

Xenia standout Samari Curtis has had such a great season, the 25 points he scored during Saturday’s 16th Annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop will ding his average. “It feels good but I don’t really care about the scoring; I just want to win,” he said. “We got the ‘W’ and that’s all that matters to me.” Xenia did just that with a 67-60...
Area scoring leader fuels Xenia over Olentangy Liberty at Flyin’

Area scoring leader fuels Xenia over Olentangy Liberty at Flyin’

Area scoring leader Samarie Curtis scored a game-high 25 points in leading Xenia to a 67-60 defeat of Olentangy Liberty in the second game of Saturday’s 16th Annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. A 6-foot-4 emerging talent, Curtis scored a career-high 50 points last weekend at Tippecanoe. Uncommitted, he leads the area in scoring (31.7). »RELATED...
Butler lands former Centerville defensive coordinator as football coach

Butler lands former Centerville defensive coordinator as football coach

After 19 seasons of coaching for seven programs in four states, John Puckett has seen most everything that confronts a high school football coach. But taking over at Butler is a first. “You just kind of want to see if your belief system works and you get the itch to run a program,” said Puckett, who was Centerville’s defensive coordinator last season. “At Butler we have a young...
Springboro races to big early lead, tops Tipp in Flyin’ girls game

Springboro races to big early lead, tops Tipp in Flyin’ girls game

Springboro raced to decisive early advantage and stunned Tippecanoe 57-38 in a girls high school basketball game during Saturday’s opener of the 16th Annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. Jordan Diehl scored 15 points to go with eight rebounds and Rachel Gillum added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Panthers, who led 18-2 after the first quarter....
Bol, Manute’s son, leads Findlay Prep over Huntington Prep, 50-48 at Flyin’

Bol, Manute’s son, leads Findlay Prep over Huntington Prep, 50-48 at Flyin’

Bol Bol, the nation’s No. 1 center for the Class of 2018, led top-ranked Findlay Prep (Nev.) to a 50-48 defeat of Huntington Prep (W.Va.) in the nightcap of Friday’s night’s opening doubleheader in the 16th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. Spire Academy defeated host Fairmont 80-70 in the opener. The son of former NBA fan favorite Manute...

HS Scores 1/12: Spire Academy, Findlay Prep win Flyin’ doubleheader

PREP RESULTS Flyin’ to the Hoop Jan. 12-15 at Trent Arena Friday’s Results Boys Basketball Findlay Prep (NV) 50, Huntington Prep (WV) 48: Bol (FP) 18; McGriff (HP) 14. Spire Academy 80, Fairmont 70: Baker (SA) 22; Hendricks (F) 29. Boys Basketball Thursday’s Results New Miami 83, SCPA 45: Duncan (NM) 22; Copenhaver (SCPA) 14. Girls Basketball Thursday’s Results Arcanum 36,...
Spire’s 7-7 center an ultimate work in progress

Spire’s 7-7 center an ultimate work in progress

The ultimate work in progress, Spire Academy basketball teammates don’t have anything on Rob Bobroczky when it comes to communicating. The 7-foot-7 might be lacking in hoop prowess, but he’s fluent in English, Italian and his native Romanian. Good thing, because his unlimited upside could be destined for anywhere in the world. “I know I’ve made improvement,” said Bobroczky...
Former Dunbar standouts lead Spire Academy over Fairmont in Flyin’ opener, 80-70

Former Dunbar standouts lead Spire Academy over Fairmont in Flyin’ opener, 80-70

Spire Academy overcame a Fairmont streak-shooting Jack Hendricks by rallying in the second half for an 80-70 win in the 16th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop opener at Trent Arena on Friday night. Hendricks had 20 points at halftime and finished with 29, including eight 3-pointers. He recently set the Firebirds’ single-game scoring record of 52 points, which included 14 three-pointers...
High-scoring Samari Curtis wants to be a program-changer for Xenia

High-scoring Samari Curtis wants to be a program-changer for Xenia

Scoring 50 points in a game is cool, but Samari Curtis has something bigger in mind.  The junior guard on the Xenia boys basketball team hopes to change the image of Buccaneers athletics.  “We want to get our name out there, like try to change the culture around here,” Curtis said. “We don’t want it to be just little ol’ Xenia no more.” Several XHS alumni...
Sports Today: Wright State and Ohio State remain unbeaten with big conference wins

Sports Today: Wright State and Ohio State remain unbeaten with big conference wins

Yesterday we said Ohio State and Wright State faced interesting challenges.  Today we say both passed with flying colors.  The Buckeyes blasted Maryland 91-69 to remain in a first-place tie in the Big Ten standings with Purdue.  The Buckeyes shot the ball well, which is always nice, but perhaps more importantly they held a good Maryland offense below 40-percent shooting. And that...

HS Results 1/11: Stidham hits buzzer-beater for Valley View

Girls Basketball Valley View 51, Bellbrook 50: Hunter Stidham scored 25 points, including a half-court shot at the buzzer to secure the win for Valley View. Dixie 38, Northridge 35: Mckinlee Ruppert scored 12 points, Mariah Harlow 11 and Sydney Creamer 10 for Dixie. Franklin 52, Little Miami 34: Layne Ferrell tallied 24 points and Emily Newton 10 for Franklin. Milton-Union 52, Madison 50: Beyonce...

HS Scores 1/11: Stupp sets record for TCN

Boys Basketball Thursday’s Results New Miami 83, SCPA 45: Duncan (NM) 22; Copenhaver (SCPA) 14. Girls Basketball Wednesday’s Results Badin 34, Roger Bacon 33: Broermann (B) 13. Beavercreek 65, Northmont 38: Moore (B) 19; Heath (N) 20. Ben Logan 57, Mechanicsburg 49: Current (BL) 28; K. Schipfer (M) 22. Carroll 43, Alter 26: Keller (C) 15; Paley (A) 6. Centerville 46, Miamisburg 40: Kepple...
Delay of game: Springfield at Wayne boys rescheduled for Jan. 24; other postponements

Delay of game: Springfield at Wayne boys rescheduled for Jan. 24; other postponements

An anticipated winter storm that is projected to hit the area this weekend already has claimed one high-profile event: Springfield at Wayne in a boys high school basketball showdown of unbeatens. Wayne athletic director Jay Minton confirmed on Thursday night that Friday’s game has been postponed to Wednesday, Jan. 24 at Wayne. Minton mentioned by email that Springfield is not in school on Friday...
Girls high school basketball power rankings

Girls high school basketball power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top girls high school basketball area teams. 1. Tecumseh (8-3): lost 56-48 at Kenton Ridge, d. Urbana 94-11; hosts Spg. Shawnee on Sat., at Alter on Mon., hosts Northwestern on Wed. 2. Beavercreek (10-3): d. Northmont 65-38; hosts CJ on Mon., at Miamisburg on Wed. 3. Wayne (8-4): d. Springfield 80-46; vs. Newark on Sun., vs. Regis Jesuit on Mon., hosts Springboro on...
Boys high school basketball power rankings

Boys high school basketball power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball area teams. 1. Wayne (10-0): d. Northmont 74-51; hosts Springfield on Fri., hosts Akron SVSM on Sat., vs. Upper Arlington on Mon. 2. Springfield (9-0): d. Lebanon 48-33; at Wayne on Fri., vs. Cleveland Heights on Sun. 3. Fairmont (9-2): d. Oakwood 66-44, d. Lebanon 44-29; vs. Spire Institute (Ohio) on Fri., at Trotwood on Tue. 4. Centerville...
Getting great Flyin’ matchups an annual challenge

Getting great Flyin’ matchups an annual challenge

Undertaking the annual task of presenting the Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop is daunting enough. Making certain the many matchups are must-see basketball is a bonus challenge. That falls on Flyin’ creator Eric Horstman and his veteran go-to guy and Nike consultant John Stovall. “Every year he and I talk about who the best teams are in Ohio and the nation,” Horstman said...
Springfield-Wayne matchup big for a host of reasons

Springfield-Wayne matchup big for a host of reasons

Two undefeated teams in a rivalry game with conference control on the line? Yes, Springfield-Wayne looks like a big game for a lot of reasons. Neither coach ran from that this week, but Springfield’s Isaiah Carson and Wayne’s Nathan Martindale didn’t sound eager to pump it up too much, either. »RELATED: High School boys basketball state poll »RELATED: Getting great Flyin&rsquo...
Southwest Ohio High School Swimming & Diving Classic: 5 things to know

Southwest Ohio High School Swimming & Diving Classic: 5 things to know

From a single site for both the preliminaries and finals to nine preliminary sites scattered across the district, the Southwest Ohio High School Swimming & Diving Classic has come a long way. »RELATED: High School roundup from Jan. 10 »RELATED: High School scores from Jan. 10 In its 35th year, the “Classic” — as it is often referred to — remains the largest invitational...
Sports Today: Ohio State, Wright State look to keep rolling

Sports Today: Ohio State, Wright State look to keep rolling

Two questions of local interest will be answered in college basketball tonight: How does Ohio State follow its win over No. 1 Michigan State, and can Wright State keep it going?  The Buckeyes took down the Spartans on Sunday afternoon then got three days to go back to the lab and continue perfecting their game under new coach Chris Holtmann.  Ohio State will look to keep pace with Purdue...

HS Scores 1/10: Lebanon moves to 12-1, Riggins scores 39 in loss

Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Ansonia 60, Twin Valley South 46; Sink (A) 19; Lovely (TVS) 12. Beavercreek 68, Chaminade Julienne 46: Johnson (B) 18; Nauseef (CJ) 10. Bellbrook 45, Monroe 31: Campbell (B) 13. Bethel 64, Tri County North 55: James (B) 21; McCullough (TCN) 27. Butler 48, Stebbins 46, OT: Kreill (B) 13; Mpzanu (S) 14. Carroll 51, Stivers 32: Ramsey (C) 31; Spear (S) 13. Catholic...

HS Results 1/10: Centerville rallies, Tecumseh sets record in rout

Girls Basketball Centerville 46, Miamisburg 40: Centerville took control with a 17-6 run in the second half. Emily Kepple had 10 points for ‘Burg. Lebanon 50, Fairmont 44: Kendall Folley finished with 18 points and Eva White added 12 to help Lebanon move to 12-1. Mali Morgan-Elliott paced Fairmont with 21. Piqua 58, Xenia 25: Skylar Sloan scored 14 points, Lily Stewart 13 and Kelsey Magoteaux...
Beavercreek’s Zink coaches 1,000th girls basketball game

Beavercreek’s Zink coaches 1,000th girls basketball game

Already Ohio’s all-time winningest girls high school basketball coach, Beavercreek’s Ed Zink has added another significant milestone. The only head coach in Beavers’ program history, Zink coached his 1,000th game on Wednesday night, a 65-38 defeat of visiting Northmont. He is one of only a few girls coaches in state history to hit four digits in games coached. Another current coach...
High School Girls Basketball State Poll: Where is your team ranked?

High School Girls Basketball State Poll: Where is your team ranked?

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with win-loss record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): »RELATED: High School boys state poll DIVISION I 1. Newark (5) 10-0 125 2. Lakota West (2) 10-1 103 3. Cin. Mt. Notre Dame (5) 12-2 99 4. Pickerington Cent. (1) 12-1 86 5...

HS Scores 1/9: Triad’s LeVan scores 39; Stebbins boys fall in OT

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Ansonia 60, Twin Valley South 46; Sink (A) 19; Lovely (TVS) 12. Beavercreek 68, Chaminade Julienne 46: Johnson (B) 18; Nauseef (CJ) 10. Bellbrook 45, Monroe 31: Campbell (B) 13. Bethel 64, Tri County North 55: James (B) 21; McCullough (TCN) 27. Butler 48, Stebbins 46, OT: Kreill (B) 13; Mpzanu (S) 14. Carroll 51, Stivers 32: Ramsey (C) 31; Spear...

HS Results 1/9: Welker’s free throws push Dayton Christian boys over YS

The Dayton Christian boys basketball team bested MBC rival Yellow Springs, 62-60. Matt Welker sunk two free throws for Dayton Christian with no time left to earn the win. Welker shot for 20 points on the night, shooting for one 3-pointer. Anton Webb tacked on 19 points for the Warriors. Yellow Spring’s Tony Marinelli led all scorers with 29 points, 18 of which came from the three point line...

HS Scores 1/8: Legacy wins big conference matchup, Lebanon beats Kings

Girls Basketball Monday’s Results Cedarville 49, Troy 29: Holycross (T) 7. Covington 43, Milton-Union 35: Dickison (MU) 10; Whiteman (C) 19. Franklin 60, Miamisburg 52: Ferrell (F) 23; Sperry, Pringle (M) 13. Hamilton 61, Ross 43: Riggins (H) 30; Chaney (R) 19. Lebanon 53, Kings 40: Folley (L) 16; Rhodes (K) 17. Legacy Christian 40, Troy Christian 22: Hess (L) 20. Miami East 56, Urbana 23: Haney...

HS Results 1/8: Ferrell paces Franklin in win over ‘Burg

Layne Ferrell’s double-double effort helped Franklin take down Miamisburg 60-52 in girls basketball action on Monday. Ferrell finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds, including shooting 12-for-12 from the foul line. Emily Newton chipped in 18 points. Alex Sperry and Kirah Pringle put up 13 points apiece for ‘Burg. Girls Basketball Lebanon 53, Kings 40: Kendall Folley scored 16 points and...
High School Boys Basketball State Poll: Is your team ranked?

High School Boys Basketball State Poll: Is your team ranked?

The top 10 teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record and total points: 1. Upper Arlington (3) 10-0 125 2. Wayne (4) 10-0 93 3. Cin. Moeller (1) 8-3 79 4. Cin. Princeton (2) 9-0 74 5. Solon (2) 9-1 67 6. Tol. St. John’s (1) 8-2 61 7. Dublin Coffman (1) 10-0 59 8. Garfield Hts. (2) 7-1 58 9. Lakewood St. Edward 11-2...
Messiah deWeaver announces where he will continue college football career

Messiah deWeaver announces where he will continue college football career

Messiah deWeaver, a high school star at Trotwood-Madison and Wayne before going to Michigan State, has announced his next college football destination.  The quarterback plans to enroll at East Mississippi Community College.  The 6-foot-4, 221-pound redshirt freshman announced in late December his intention to leave Michigan State, where he played very little as the backup quarterback last...
6 things to watch this week in area college, high school basketball

6 things to watch this week in area college, high school basketball

It’s a busy week of basketball for teams around the Miami Valley so we thought you might need a little help keeping up with the action. Here are six things you might want to keep an eye on involving local high school and college teams. Dayton at Richmond The Flyers still haven’t won back-to-back games this season. Now they need to avoid losing two in a row for the second time on Tuesday...
Sports Today: Is Ohio State basketball back?

Sports Today: Is Ohio State basketball back?

Chris Holtmann might have an idea what he’s doing in Columbus.  The Buckeyes crushed Michigan State from start to finish Sunday, an 80-64 game that was not a coronation but at least a hint of things to come — especially if Holtmann can sign more players like Keita Bates-Diop in the future.  KBD’s absence due to injury last season definitely did Thad Matta no favors...
Girls Basketball: KR bounces back from loss, upsets CBC rival Tecumseh

Girls Basketball: KR bounces back from loss, upsets CBC rival Tecumseh

As the Kenton Ridge Cougars learned this week, sometimes a loss can set a team up for something bigger. Following a road defeat to Centerville on Thursday night, the Cougars bounced back, upsetting their Central Buckeye Conference rival Tecumseh, 56-48, at home Saturday night. Tecumseh currently sits atop the Cox Media Group girls basketball D-I power rankings and was...

HS Scores 1/6: Fairmont downs Oakwood, Brookville edges Carlisle

Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Arcanum 40, Ansonia 36 Bellefontaine 62, Ben Logan 49 Brookville 74, Eaton 50: Turner (B) 25; Sullender (E) 13. Butler 61, Fairborn 43: Justice (B) 13. Carlisle 61, Milton-Union 50: Flor (C) 31; Brumbaugh (MU) 16. Carroll 51, Alter 46: Ramsey (C) 22; Smith (A) 13. Cedarville 66, Mechanicsburg 40: Bradley, Koning (C) 14; Taylor (M) 16. Chaminade Julienne 53, Fenwick...

HS Results 1/6: Carroll girls move to 4-0 in conference

The Carroll girls basketball team took down division rival Chaminade Julienne, 76-69. The win moves Carroll to 4-0 in conference. Julia Keller netted 28 points in the win. Liz Bush sunk three 3-pointers, putting up 15 overall. Dallas Jones led CJ with 1 points. Annie Weckesser added on 18, 16 of which came from the three point line. Carroll will face Alter at home on Wednesday, January 10. CJ travels...
16th Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop set for MLK holiday weekend

16th Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop set for MLK holiday weekend

The 16th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop is potentially better than ever. That’s how promoter Eric Horstman likes to project his midseason high school basketball creation, a long-running area hit. And he has the incoming teams and players to back that. “People appreciate good basketball,” he said. “We wanted to give local kids a chance to play on a national stage...
Wallace returns as Wildcats keep on winning

Wallace returns as Wildcats keep on winning

Since having knee surgery in early December, Michael Wallace has waited patiently to return to the basketball court for the Springfield Wildcats and be the point guard again. He was finally back in uniform Friday night. But when coach Isaiah Carson sent him to the scorer’s table to check in halfway through the first quarter, the wait wasn’t over. Wallace had to wait another two minutes...

HS Scores 1/5: Fairmont takes down Beavercreek in double OT

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Arcanum 40, Ansonia 36 Bellefontaine 62, Ben Logan 49 Brookville 74, Eaton 50: Turner (B) 25; Sullender (E) 13. Butler 61, Fairborn 43: Justice (B) 13. Carlisle 61, Milton-Union 50: Flor (C) 31; Brumbaugh (MU) 16. Carroll 51, Alter 46: Ramsey (C) 22; Smith (A) 13. Cedarville 66, Mechanicsburg 40: Bradley, Koning (C) 14; Taylor (M) 16. Chaminade Julienne...

HS Results 1/5: Smith has 35, Curtis 50 in Tipp-Xenia thriller

Caiden Smith poured in 35 points to help Tippecanoe hold off a Xenia rally in a 90-80 victory in boys basketball on Friday. Dan Hagen chipped in 15 and Noah Bledsoe and Cade Gingerich added 13 apiece for Tipp. Samari Curtis exploded for 50 points, including 23 in the final quarter, to lead Xenia. Boys Basketball Fairmont 80, Beavercreek 76, 2OT: Jack Hendricks scored 23 points and Kellan Bochenek...
Balanced scoring sends Centerville girls past Kenton Ridge

Balanced scoring sends Centerville girls past Kenton Ridge

With Kenton Ridge’s Mikala Morris going off for 29 points, Centerville girls basketball coach Adam Priefer didn’t just need one Elk to match the Cougars’ star, he needed a herd. He got it. Four Elks scored in double figures Thursday night en route to the a 63-54 victory at Centerville High School. Alexis Hutchison, Sam Chable and Jasmine Broner scored 11 points each, while Kelsey...
Wrestling: Tecumseh eager to defend Clark County Clash crown

Wrestling: Tecumseh eager to defend Clark County Clash crown

The Tecumseh wrestling team always looks forward to competing in the Clark County Clash. That makes today even more special. The Arrows will host the county tournament starting at 10 a.m., looking to not only defend their turf but their crown. »RELATED: Eaton to host hitting clinic Sunday at Kenton Ridge »RELATED: High School scores for Jan. 4 “The kids look forward to this,&rdquo...
Adam Eaton to host hitting clinic at Kenton Ridge on Sunday

Adam Eaton to host hitting clinic at Kenton Ridge on Sunday

Washington Nationals outfielder and Springfield native Adam Eaton will host a hitting clinic from noon to 2 p.m. Sunday at Kenton Ridge High School. Eaton, a 2007 Kenton Ridge graduate, is entering his seventh season in the big leagues. He has played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox and now the Nationals. He’s a career .284 hitter who hit .297 in 23 games last season, his first...

HS Scores 1/4: Franklin’s Ferrell scores 29; St. Marys’ Cisco puts up 25

PREP RESULTS Boys Basketball Wednesday’s Results Bellbrook 44, Badin 41: Crouch (Be) 17. Wilmington 51, Springboro 48: Powell (S) 18. Girls Basketball Wednesday’s Results Alter 45, Lakota East 44: Priest (A) 12; Hatfield (LE) 11. Lebanon 58, Springfield 47: Straw, Folley (L) 16; Byrd (S) 11. Springboro 67, Miamisburg 38: Pringle (M) 12; Diehl (S) 24. Tippecanoe 72, Xenia 14 Trotwood 67...

HS Results 1/4: Bellbrook girls take down CJ

The Bellbrook girls basketball team bested Chaminade Julienne, 65-48. Bellbrook was led by Bekah Vine with 17 points. Nine of Vine’s 17 points came off three point shots. Olivia Greathouse and Maren Freudenchuss tacked on 11 and 10 respectively. Dallas Jones put up 18 points in the loss, shooting 3-for-4 from the foul line. Annie Weckesser added on 10 for CJ. Girls Basketball Oak Hills 42, Middletown...
Girls high school basketball power rankings

Girls high school basketball power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top girls high school basketball area teams. Division I 1. Tecumseh (7-2): d. Sidney 97-34; at Kenton Ridge on Sat., at Northmont on Mon. 2. Beavercreek (9-3): d. Fairmont 50-39; hosts Northmont on Wed. 3. Wayne (7-4): lost 60-43 at Lakota West, lost 55-45 to Mount Notre Dame, d. Northmont 63-50; hosts Stivers on Mon., at Springfield on Wed. 4. Lebanon (9-1): d. Edgewood...
Boys high school basketball power rankings

Boys high school basketball power rankings

Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball area teams. Division I 1. Wayne (9-0): d. Trotwood-Madison 90-87 2OT; d. Emmerich Manual (Ind.) 57-51; hosts Northmont on Fri. 2. Springfield (8-0): d. Ponitz 81-56; hosts Lebanon on Fri. 3. Lebanon (9-1): d. Hamilton 63-55; at Springfield on Fri., hosts Fairmont on Tue. 4. Centerville (7-4): d. Bishop Kenny (Fla.) 54-51, d. First Academy...
Sports Today: Were those the real Dayton Flyers? 

Sports Today: Were those the real Dayton Flyers? 

Dayton bounced back from a bad loss with a great win Wednesday night.  A young team with a new coach was expected to be up and down, and that’s just what this one has been so far.  They passed one test by putting that awful Duquesne loss behind them and another by pretty much controlling a good St. Bonaventure team from the jump.  Next challenge: Consistency.  At this...

HS Results 1/3: Stidham sets school record

Hunter Stidham set a school record for points in a game in Valley View’s 80-43 victory versus Madison in girls basketball action on Wednesday. Stidham exploded for 41 points to lead unbeaten Valley View. Chloe Smith tacked on 22. Kenzi Saunders led Madison with 12. Valley View improved to 10-0 with the win. Madison fell to 3-6. Girls Basketball Springboro 67, Miamisburg 38: Jordan Diehl scored...

HS Scores 1/3: Bellbrook knocks off Badin, ‘Boro falls to Wilmington

Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Butler 70, Northmont 58, OT: Justice (B) 28. Dunbar 84, Cin. Woodward 73 Franklin 88, Carlisle 47: Knott (F) 20; Flor (C) 16. Graham 49, West Liberty-Salem 47: King (G) 16; Burden (WLS) 15. Madison 77, Monroe 72, 2OT: Whisman (Ma) 27; Backus (Mo) 19. National Trail 66, Seton Catholic 59: Hunt (NT) 21. Oakwood 70, Miami Valley 65: Rubin (O) 28; Martin (MV) 19...
One word to describe all-time boys and girls area hot shots: Swish

One word to describe all-time boys and girls area hot shots: Swish

Two extraordinary accomplishments have happened during the area boys high school basketball season, and we’re just days into the new year. First, Triad senior Hadley LeVan scored a program-record 51 points against West Jefferson on Dec. 22. The big 5-0 hadn’t been hit since Damion Cook of Tri-Village put 50 on Lehman Catholic in February 2015. And then it happened again. Fairmont senior...
Behind Mpanzu’s dunking exploits, Stebbins rallies past Kenton Ridge

Behind Mpanzu’s dunking exploits, Stebbins rallies past Kenton Ridge

Like breaking news on social media, the Kenton Ridge boys basketball team was trending up Tuesday night on its home court. For the first six minutes, the Cougars were making shots, grabbing rebounds and running to a 20-6 lead over Stebbins. Then as fast as online fame can fizzle so did the Cougars. »RELATED: High School roundup for Jan. 2 »RELATED: High School results for Jan. 2 &ldquo...

HS Scores 1/2: Middletown’s Calhoun tallies 24, Trail’s Hunt puts up 21

Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Franklin 88, Carlisle 47: Knott (F) 20; Flor (C) 16. Graham 49, West Liberty-Salem 47: King (G) 16; Burden (WLS) 15. National Trail 66, Seton Catholic 59: Hunt (NT) 21. Girls Basketball Tuesday’s Results Catholic Central 66, Yellow Springs 41: Ray (CC) 30. Dunbar 46, Linden McKinley 37: Cole, Allen (D) 12; Brown, Loveless (LM) 12. Middletown 54, Winton...

HS Results 1/2: Graham boys edge out West Liberty

Brevan King put up 16 points in Graham’s 49-47 win over West Liberty-Salem. King shot for 100% from the foul line and sunk one 3-pointer. Chase Adams tacked on 13 points, shooting for three from the three point line. Trevor Burden had 15 points in the West Liberty-Salem loss. The win moves Graham to 5-5 on the season and the loss drops the Tigers to 5-5. Boys Basketball National Trail 66, Seton...
Former Trotwood/Wayne QB deWeaver transferring from Michigan State

Former Trotwood/Wayne QB deWeaver transferring from Michigan State

Former Wayne High School quarterback Messiah deWeaver announced via Twitter on Saturday that he has been granted a release and will transfer from Michigan State University. The move came just two days after the Spartans blew out Washington State 42-7 in the Holiday Bowl at San Diego. “After much thought and prayer about my future, I’ve decided to transfer from...
Dec. 30 Roundup: Elks win Orlando tourney; FM’s Conley scores 1,000th point

Dec. 30 Roundup: Elks win Orlando tourney; FM’s Conley scores 1,000th point

The Centerville Elks boys boys basketball team defeated Boone, Fla., 64-58 in double overtime to win the City Beautiful Invitational in Orlando, Florida.  Matt Pearce netted 22 points in the win, while Donovan Shelton and Ryan Marchal tacked on 12 and 11 points.  Pearce was also named the overall tournament MVP and Shelton was named to the all-tournament team.  Centerville beat First...

HS Scores 12/30: FM wins Jet Tournament, Cox leads Lakota East with 21 in win

Anna 76, Botkins 47: Platfoot (A) 15; Heuker (B) 18. Badin 67, Purcell Marian 63: Tipton (B) 19; Taylor (PM) 14. Butler 67, Valley View 43: Justice (B) 17. Carroll 52, Northridge 31: Schafer (C) 18; Hines (N) 17. Catholic Central 56, West Liberty-Salem 41: Doolittle (CC) 15; Markin (WLS) 14. Centerville 46, First Academy (Fla.) 42, 2OT Chaminade Julienne 50, Glen Oak 49: Gage (CJ) 16; Collins (GO)...
Boys Basketball: Springfield heads into new year unbeaten

Boys Basketball: Springfield heads into new year unbeaten

Isaiah Carson’s Springfield boys basketball team got a little extra Christmas on Friday night. Big, fluffy red stockings awaited the players in the hallway outside their locker room. After seeing what Santa brought them, they posed for a team photo. The Christmas and basketball seasons have been generous to the Wildcats, the area’s No. 1 Division I team in the Dayton Daily News power rankings...
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