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Minster’s Moore named La Salle coach


Jumping from Midwest Athletic Conference football to the Greater Catholic League South Division is quite a leap. That’s what former Minster High School head coach Nate Moore will do this fall.

Moore was named La Salle’s head coach last week. “Trust me, I wouldn’t apply for this job if I didn’t think I was ready,” he told the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Moore is a 1999 Mason grad and was a two-time All-American offensive lineman at the University of Dayton from 1999-03. Before landing at Minster he was an assistant line coach under Jim Place at Chaminade Julienne and Hamilton.

Moore, 33, will be the Lancers’ ninth coach in program history. He replaces Tom Grippa, who has joined the Mount St. Joseph program.

In just three seasons Moore helped Minster become a MAC factor again, taking the Wildcats to the Division VI playoffs every year. Minster (9-3) lost to eventual state champ and MAC rival Marion Local 41-34 in a Region 24 semifinal last fall.

Moore will remain an intervention specialist at Minster until the end of the school year. Other members of the GCL South are Moeller, St. Xavier and Elder.

Former WC coach passes: Former West Carrollton head football coach Lonnie Norris died last week at his home in Arcanum. He was 72.

Norris’ first Pirates team in 1972 posted its third straight 1-9 season. But by 1979 West Carrollton was 9-0-1 and won a Miami Central Conference title.

The Pirates snapped Miami Trace’s 44-game win streak in the opener that title year. WC rallied in the final two minutes to tie Northmont 14-all. The Thunderbolts were on a 27-game win streak.

Norris also started the football program at Springboro. Many readers might know him better as the longtime manager at Beechwood Golf Course.

Wolf wanted: Multiple outlets have reported that Minster junior tight end Ethan Wolf has received offers from Tennessee, Arkansas, Michigan State and Purdue among many others.

The 6-foot-6, 240 pounder is considered the state’s most sough-after tight end in the Class of 2014.

Committed: Wayne linebacker Dorian Hendrix is the second Class of 2014 member to verbally commit to Kentucky.

A converted quarterback, Hendrix, 6-1 and 220, led the Warriors with 69 solo stops and 29 assists as a junior.

More offers: Fairfield football coach Jason Krause has confirmed that offensive lineman Danny Burns has at least 10 offers, including Illinois, Louisville, Nebraska, Pittsburgh and West Virginia.

Listed at 6 feet 7 and 310 pounds last season, Burns was second team All-Greater Miami Conference.

It’s an honor: Fairmont won the Ohio National Guard JJHuddle girls basketball team of the year award after receiving 8,000 online votes. The combined sponsors hosted a three-week campaign that generated more than 20,000 total votes.

The Firebirds (27-1) defeated Twinsburg 52-48 to win their first Division I state basketball championship.


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