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Wright State cross-country picking up the pace
 Wright State cross-country coach Rick Williamson isn’t concerned about results in September. He’s more focused on building toward the NCAA pre-nationals Oct. 14 and the Horizon League meet two weeks after that. But he doesn’t want his athletes to hold back if a victory is there for the taking, and junior Hailey Brumfield...

Posted: 19 hours ago

Wright State cross-country coach Rick Williamson isn’t concerned about results in September. He’s more focused on building toward the NCAA pre-nationals Oct. 14 and the Horizon League meet two weeks after that. But he doesn’t want his athletes to hold back if a victory is there for the taking, and junior Hailey Brumfield...
Wright State Insider: Senior Thornton leads Raiders defensive efforts

Posted: 5 days ago

The Wright State volleyball team didn’t get off to the start it wanted while opening the season in California last month, falling in straight sets to Iowa, Stanford and host Long Beach State. But the matches were more competitive than the results suggest. Those schools found the Raiders difficult to score on — mostly because of...
Wright State men’s soccer set to ‘reload’
 The Horizon League men’s soccer coaches don’t think Wright State will take much of a dip this season despite losing conference player of the year Peguy Ngatcha, fellow MLS draftee Jake Stovall and two other all-league performers. When the preseason poll came out in August, Oakland was named the favorite, while UIC was picked second...

Posted: 13 days ago

The Horizon League men’s soccer coaches don’t think Wright State will take much of a dip this season despite losing conference player of the year Peguy Ngatcha, fellow MLS draftee Jake Stovall and two other all-league performers. When the preseason poll came out in August, Oakland was named the favorite, while UIC was picked second...
Wright State to open Horizon League schedule vs. UIC
 The Wright State men’s basketball team will play at least one time on national TV and possibly once more during Horizon League action, according to the conference schedule released Wednesday. The Raiders will play on either ESPN2 or ESPNU when they visit Detroit Mercy on Friday, Jan. 5. Northern Kentucky and Oakland also will play that...

Posted: 14 days ago

The Wright State men’s basketball team will play at least one time on national TV and possibly once more during Horizon League action, according to the conference schedule released Wednesday. The Raiders will play on either ESPN2 or ESPNU when they visit Detroit Mercy on Friday, Jan. 5. Northern Kentucky and Oakland also will play that...
Urbana resident McGhee set to join Nebraska Football Hall of Fame
 Donnie McGhee wondered whether he was out of his league his first few years as a Nebraska football player in the late 1960s. The Flint, Mich., native wasn’t heavily recruited, and the Cornhuskers were a national power then and had a surplus of great players at each position during that era of unlimited scholarships. He never considered...

Posted: 14 days ago

Donnie McGhee wondered whether he was out of his league his first few years as a Nebraska football player in the late 1960s. The Flint, Mich., native wasn’t heavily recruited, and the Cornhuskers were a national power then and had a surplus of great players at each position during that era of unlimited scholarships. He never considered...
Wright State women’s soccer team poised for breakthrough season

Posted: 20 days ago

Wright State women’s soccer coach Pat Ferguson makes it a priority to scour area high schools for talent. He’ll also pursue prospects from distant locales — senior star Niki Romero hails from Las Vegas — but Ferguson never wants to miss on an impact recruit from the Raiders’ backyard. Thirteen of 31 players on...
Resilience bonds Shawnee cross country coach, daughter
 Brian DeSantis has built a powerhouse program as the Springfield Shawnee cross country coach. The boys have made seven consecutive trips to the state championships, the girls three. And while he’s had a few elite runners through the years, his teams primarily have succeeded because they’ve been stocked with workout warriors. &ldquo...

Posted: 26 days ago

Brian DeSantis has built a powerhouse program as the Springfield Shawnee cross country coach. The boys have made seven consecutive trips to the state championships, the girls three. And while he’s had a few elite runners through the years, his teams primarily have succeeded because they’ve been stocked with workout warriors. &ldquo...
Versatile Woeber leads Catholic Central golf team
 Jacob Woeber plays four sports at Catholic Central, including two in the fall. And he enjoys each one so much that you might have trouble pinning him down if you ask him to name his favorite. He’s a goalkeeper on the soccer team and a top-notch golfer. He also plays basketball and tennis. So, which does he like best? “Honestly...

9:43 PM Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017

Jacob Woeber plays four sports at Catholic Central, including two in the fall. And he enjoys each one so much that you might have trouble pinning him down if you ask him to name his favorite. He’s a goalkeeper on the soccer team and a top-notch golfer. He also plays basketball and tennis. So, which does he like best? “Honestly...
Soccer: Kenton Ridge boys see better record ahead
 The Kenton Ridge boys soccer team had a streak of six straight winning seasons snapped last year. Scoring whiz Colin Foley missed all but a handful of games with a hamstring injury, and the Cougars finished fourth out of five teams in the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division. They returned to form in the postseason, avenging a...

8:57 PM Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

The Kenton Ridge boys soccer team had a streak of six straight winning seasons snapped last year. Scoring whiz Colin Foley missed all but a handful of games with a hamstring injury, and the Cougars finished fourth out of five teams in the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division. They returned to form in the postseason, avenging a...
Cross Country: Engel sisters set to lead Catholic Central
 Catholic Central cross country coach Chris Cerone knew Addie Engel was a gifted runner when he saw her compete as an eighth-grader. Of course, almost anybody could have figured that out. She was practicing with the varsity then, and no one could beat her except a state qualifier on the boys team. “She was keeping pace with my fastest...

11:52 PM Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

Catholic Central cross country coach Chris Cerone knew Addie Engel was a gifted runner when he saw her compete as an eighth-grader. Of course, almost anybody could have figured that out. She was practicing with the varsity then, and no one could beat her except a state qualifier on the boys team. “She was keeping pace with my fastest...
High school volleyball: Cougars geared up for another strong season
 Third-year Kenton Ridge volleyball coach Angie Arthur has reservations about some aspects of her team. She’d like to see more accuracy from her hitters and better blocking. But one thing Arthur doesn’t have to worry about is effort. Take senior Dakota White, for example. The first-team All-Central Buckeye Conference pick last...

10:05 PM Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

Third-year Kenton Ridge volleyball coach Angie Arthur has reservations about some aspects of her team. She’d like to see more accuracy from her hitters and better blocking. But one thing Arthur doesn’t have to worry about is effort. Take senior Dakota White, for example. The first-team All-Central Buckeye Conference pick last...
High School Football: Cougars looking to rekindle winning ways
 Kenton Ridge coach Joel Marratta is counting on a sophomore at quarterback and has to find replacements for his top four rushers and leading receiver from a year ago. While all coaches deal with graduation losses, the number of neophytes in key roles this season may be an all-time high for Marratta during his 15-year run. But he sees plenty...

5:24 PM Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017

Kenton Ridge coach Joel Marratta is counting on a sophomore at quarterback and has to find replacements for his top four rushers and leading receiver from a year ago. While all coaches deal with graduation losses, the number of neophytes in key roles this season may be an all-time high for Marratta during his 15-year run. But he sees plenty...
High School Football: Southeastern buoyed by arrival of Printz, spread offense
 Southeastern senior receiver Hayden Toops feels a buzz permeating through the program with the arrival of coach Payton Printz. There are 33 players on the team, up from 24 last year. And the Trojans believe the playoffs are within reach after a string of losing seasons and a 3-7 mark in 2016. Coaching changes will do that, of course, and...

2:00 PM Friday, Aug. 11, 2017

Southeastern senior receiver Hayden Toops feels a buzz permeating through the program with the arrival of coach Payton Printz. There are 33 players on the team, up from 24 last year. And the Trojans believe the playoffs are within reach after a string of losing seasons and a 3-7 mark in 2016. Coaching changes will do that, of course, and...
Coming off a course-record 61, Trojans’ Green primed for big year
 Southeastern senior Avery Green has already established himself as one of the top high school golfers in the area, and his goal this summer was to see how he stacked up against the best of his peers in Ohio and Indiana. He played in about a dozen junior tournaments sponsored by the Southern Ohio PGA and Golf Week and won five times with five...

8:14 PM Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Southeastern senior Avery Green has already established himself as one of the top high school golfers in the area, and his goal this summer was to see how he stacked up against the best of his peers in Ohio and Indiana. He played in about a dozen junior tournaments sponsored by the Southern Ohio PGA and Golf Week and won five times with five...
High School Golf: Kenton Ridge struggling to field teams
 Kenton Ridge doesn’t have enough golfers to field a girls team for the first time in 15 years. The two who are playing this season will join the boys, who are in need of reinforcements since they have only four players in the top three grades. For Scott Ark, it’s a sign of the times. He coached the KR girls for six years and switched...

8:13 PM Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

Kenton Ridge doesn’t have enough golfers to field a girls team for the first time in 15 years. The two who are playing this season will join the boys, who are in need of reinforcements since they have only four players in the top three grades. For Scott Ark, it’s a sign of the times. He coached the KR girls for six years and switched...
HS volleyball: Catholic Central committed to excellence
 Catholic Central volleyball coach Stacey Webster doesn’t have to drill into her team the importance of offseason dedication. The players are already doing that with each other. About 20 of them showed up regularly for voluntary workouts at 7 a.m. four days a week. They also drove an hour each way to Ben Logan for games on Tuesdays and...

8:31 PM Saturday, Aug. 05, 2017

Catholic Central volleyball coach Stacey Webster doesn’t have to drill into her team the importance of offseason dedication. The players are already doing that with each other. About 20 of them showed up regularly for voluntary workouts at 7 a.m. four days a week. They also drove an hour each way to Ben Logan for games on Tuesdays and...
HS Football: Catholic Central short on players, but not expectations
 Catholic Central football coach Mike McKenna gained a new appreciation for his predecessor, Steve DeWitt, after replacing him last year. Although he was an Irish assistant for 25 years, McKenna didn’t realize how much off-field duty the job required. There’s always mounds of paperwork, of course. And he’s the first person...

6:13 PM Friday, Aug. 04, 2017

Catholic Central football coach Mike McKenna gained a new appreciation for his predecessor, Steve DeWitt, after replacing him last year. Although he was an Irish assistant for 25 years, McKenna didn’t realize how much off-field duty the job required. There’s always mounds of paperwork, of course. And he’s the first person...
Wildcats’ Wells in contention for top golf honors
 No one could fault Luke Wells if he had a little trouble getting revved up for the high school season after his magical summer. The precocious Springfield junior contended at the prestigious Ohio Amateur, finishing in a tie for fourth, and also had a wire-to-wire victory in the City Amateur — all in a nine-day span. But though he&rsquo...

8:53 PM Wednesday, Aug. 02, 2017

No one could fault Luke Wells if he had a little trouble getting revved up for the high school season after his magical summer. The precocious Springfield junior contended at the prestigious Ohio Amateur, finishing in a tie for fourth, and also had a wire-to-wire victory in the City Amateur — all in a nine-day span. But though he&rsquo...
Southeastern volleyball in reload mode
 Southeastern volleyball coach Katie Holder is replacing seven seniors who were the core of a team that won back-to-back Ohio Heritage Conference titles and made two straight jaunts to the Division IV district finals. She’s going into the season with no seniors and just two juniors and pair of sophomores to go along with several freshmen...

9:38 PM Tuesday, Aug. 01, 2017

Southeastern volleyball coach Katie Holder is replacing seven seniors who were the core of a team that won back-to-back Ohio Heritage Conference titles and made two straight jaunts to the Division IV district finals. She’s going into the season with no seniors and just two juniors and pair of sophomores to go along with several freshmen...
WSU’s Davis ready for new basketball venture
 Steven Davis spent five years at Wright State and was enjoying himself so much that he was hoping to stay even longer. He missed a full year and more than half of another season because of a foot injury. Coach Scott Nagy sought a sixth year for the 6-foot-8 forward under the NCAA’s medical-redshirt policy, but the request was denied...

8:43 PM Saturday, Jul. 29, 2017

Steven Davis spent five years at Wright State and was enjoying himself so much that he was hoping to stay even longer. He missed a full year and more than half of another season because of a foot injury. Coach Scott Nagy sought a sixth year for the 6-foot-8 forward under the NCAA’s medical-redshirt policy, but the request was denied...
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