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Media coverage part of GWOC decision

Adjusting to a more prevalent passing game wasn’t the only reason that the Greater Western Ohio Conference considered in moving back the starting time for Friday night varsity football kickoffs.

Calling a kickoff audible to assist the local media coverage of games? You bet.

“We did factor that in,” said GWOC Commissioner Eric Spahr. “We want to make sure that our membership is represented in the local papers and the beat writers get to adequately cover our games and get a good story in the paper.”

Thirty extra minutes to cover an event is like a great quote for any daily newspaper; you can’t put a price on it.

Incomplete passes stop the clock. That’s not an issue with run-heavy teams, but comes into play for all others. All games hosted by GWOC teams – even non-conference games – will start at 7 p.m. this coming season.

Since the decision was announced last week, many fans have shared how they grew up with 8 p.m. start times.

“We’re certainly not trying to influence what anyone else does,” Spahr said. “It just was in the best interest of our membership.”

1,000-point club: Besides signing with Drake over the weekend, Thurgood Marshall senior Mark Alstork recently surpassed 1,000 career points. Cougars coach Darnell Hoskins said that Wright State pursued Alstork, but didn’t have a scholarship to offer.

With 2012 Dunbar grad Andre Yates at Creighton and Alstork at Drake, that provides a great City League connection to the Missouri Valley Conference.

Hoskins also said that Raiders coach Billy Donlon has made an offer to junior guard Rachaun Martin.

Tough loss: Dunbar (16-6) was blown out at Michigan boys basketball power Consortium College Prep 81-44 last weekend. But the Cougars didn’t get to enjoy the victory long. Consortium head coach Al Anderson, 40, collapsed following the contest and was pronounced dead that night.

According to a USA Today report, Anderson, 40, was being treated for congestive heart failure.

Hall boost: Waynesville added its 16th class to its athletic hall of fame this past weekend. Inducted were: Keith Frasier (1962 graduate), Sarah Walblay (’98), Mike Morley (’99), Ashley Fosnaugh (’03), and Chas Franz (’04). Special inductees were longtime patrons Albert Ramp and Patricia Mason.

Also, the 1982 Spartans girls basketball team, coached by former athletic director Tim Gabbard, was inducted. Team members were: Cyndi Allen, Bobbi Jo Leyes, Mary Williams, Shelly Kronenberger, Lori Stoneburner, Pam Scherer Patton, Barb Scherer Hernandez, Lisa Isaac Leslie Shelton, Billie Hubbs, Mary Chattin, Michelle Elton and Mindy Kronenberge.

Elks coach resigns: Adam Frank retired as Centerville’s hockey coach following this season. He was Centerville’s head coach for six seasons and led the Elks into the state final four in 2009.

Centerville, Springboro, Alter and Beavercreek were the final area teams to be eliminated on Sunday in the Columbus state qualifying bracket.

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