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Mohawks veteran coach retires


Graduation losses often hit high school sports programs hard. Losing a longtime and trusted assistant coach can be just as wincing.

That’s what has happened at Madison. Boys varsity basketball coach Jeff Smith surpassed 300 career wins last season and assistant Brian McGuire was there for most of them. After 23 seasons as an assistant with Smith, McGuire has retired from coaching.

Madison girls basketball has taken off since head coach John Rossi has been in place. But according to Smith, the turnaround really started when McGuire was the girls varsity coach from 2002-05. The Mohawks advanced to a sectional final in McGuire’s final season.

Can’t beat that: Brian Bell is doing his best to make certain that Dunbar isn’t solely known for producing state-champion caliber sprinters and hurdlers.

Representing the Dayton Wolverines youth track club, Bell won the 800 meters (1:55.59) in the 15-16 age group at the recent USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships at North Carolina A&T University at Greensboro.

An incoming junior at Dunbar, Bell led off Dunbar’s seventh-place 4x800 relay in the D-II state track and field meet at Columbus in June. That all-underclass foursome consisted of three sophomores and a junior. He also ran a leg on the seventh-place 4x400 relay at state.

It’s a hit: The High School Fall Baseball League and Exposure Tour is gearing up for a second season.

The wooden bat league is entrenched in 12 cities throughout the Midwest, including Dayton. The six-week season begins on Aug. 25. All games are anchored on Sundays.

The league is set up for expose players to college scouts. High school players who will graduate from 2014-17 are eligible. Players from the same school are allowed to be teammates.

For more information, see the website hsfbl.com.

It’s a record: Coldwater senior Kelsey Koesters posted a school-record 72 in earning medalist honors at the Celina golf invitational last Friday at Foxes Den Golf Course. She followed that up with a 74 — also good for medalist — on Monday at the Lincolnview Invite.

As a junior, Koesters tied for fifth among individuals in the Division II state tournament at Ohio State University.

It’s an honor: Five area residents were inducted into the Ohio High School Athletic Association Officials Hall of Fame this summer: Robert Bradford (Dayton; basketball, football, volleyball), Stamatis Bulugaris (Xenia; wrestling), Mary Black (Dayton; volleyball), Larry Clemmons (Springboro; football) and Steve Long (Centerville; wrestling),

Reporting results: Contact Cox Media Group Ohio with information as soon as possible after varsity high school athletic contests at (937) 225-2250, (800) 562-7737 or send by e-mail to sports@coxohio.com.


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