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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...
Golf: Springfield High School junior wins City Amateur
 Luke Wells ended a streak of 15 straight pars over two days at the City Amateur when he pulled his drive into a hazard on Reid North’s 13th hole in the final round Sunday. Just as he was lining up a 10-footer for bogey, a freight train went roaring by on a terrace above the green, clattering so loud that it drowned out all other noises...

8:31 PM Sunday, Jul. 16, 2017

Luke Wells ended a streak of 15 straight pars over two days at the City Amateur when he pulled his drive into a hazard on Reid North’s 13th hole in the final round Sunday. Just as he was lining up a 10-footer for bogey, a freight train went roaring by on a terrace above the green, clattering so loud that it drowned out all other noises...
Golf: Wells takes 1-shot lead into final round of City Amateur
 Luke Wells, the 16-year-old wunderkind from Springfield High School, has an array of experienced golfers trying to chase him down in the City Amateur. But if their best hope of winning is that the pressure of a final-round lead gets to him, they’re probably out of luck. Despite being drained from a spirited bid to win the Ohio Amateur...

11:43 PM Saturday, Jul. 15, 2017

Luke Wells, the 16-year-old wunderkind from Springfield High School, has an array of experienced golfers trying to chase him down in the City Amateur. But if their best hope of winning is that the pressure of a final-round lead gets to him, they’re probably out of luck. Despite being drained from a spirited bid to win the Ohio Amateur...
Centerville native, former Wright State golfer Sipe wins Ohio Amateur
 Austin Sipe built a five-shot lead after the third round of the Ohio Amateur, but he knew it wasn’t an insurmountable margin — not at Springfield Country Club with trouble lurking everywhere. That’s why he went straight to the practice green after signing his scorecard, spending his time drilling five-foot putts before heading...

6:54 PM Friday, Jul. 14, 2017

Austin Sipe built a five-shot lead after the third round of the Ohio Amateur, but he knew it wasn’t an insurmountable margin — not at Springfield Country Club with trouble lurking everywhere. That’s why he went straight to the practice green after signing his scorecard, spending his time drilling five-foot putts before heading...
Ohio Amateur: Sipe takes 5-shot lead into final day
 Austin Sipe didn’t play it safe with a downhill putt on the last hole of the third round in the Ohio Amateur at Springfield Country Club on Thursday, making a bold attempt at birdie even though he’d have a hard time keeping the ball on the green if he missed. He watched intently as his 20-footer rolled past the cup and kept trickling...

11:31 PM Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017

Austin Sipe didn’t play it safe with a downhill putt on the last hole of the third round in the Ohio Amateur at Springfield Country Club on Thursday, making a bold attempt at birdie even though he’d have a hard time keeping the ball on the green if he missed. He watched intently as his 20-footer rolled past the cup and kept trickling...
Tourette Syndrome doesn’t slow down Cedarville golfer
 Cedarville University’s Jordan Reese has dealt with Tourette Syndrome all his life, but it hasn’t kept him from doing the things he loves. Golf is at the top of that list. He was the Great Midwest Athletic Conference player of the year as a junior last season. He’s also a volunteer in the Cedarville Township Fire Department...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 08, 2017

Cedarville University’s Jordan Reese has dealt with Tourette Syndrome all his life, but it hasn’t kept him from doing the things he loves. Golf is at the top of that list. He was the Great Midwest Athletic Conference player of the year as a junior last season. He’s also a volunteer in the Cedarville Township Fire Department...
Dayton Boat Club rowers gearing up for nationals
 Dayton Boat Club youth coach Mike Miles knows his rowers will encounter fierce competition at the upcoming national championships, but he and his staff are getting a positive vibe watching them train for the biggest outdoor event of the year. “Every day we get off the water and the coaches spend some time talking, we’re almost...

2:36 AM Thursday, Jun. 08, 2017

Dayton Boat Club youth coach Mike Miles knows his rowers will encounter fierce competition at the upcoming national championships, but he and his staff are getting a positive vibe watching them train for the biggest outdoor event of the year. “Every day we get off the water and the coaches spend some time talking, we’re almost...
Conners parlays course record into U.S. Open berth
 Corey Conners has been trending in the wrong direction as a rookie on Web.com Tour, finishing out of the top 50 with three missed cuts in his last five events. But an early exit last weekend at Raleigh, N.C., allowed him to play a practice round before the U.S. Open qualifier Monday at Springfield Country Club, and the undulating greens on...

1:28 AM Tuesday, Jun. 06, 2017

Corey Conners has been trending in the wrong direction as a rookie on Web.com Tour, finishing out of the top 50 with three missed cuts in his last five events. But an early exit last weekend at Raleigh, N.C., allowed him to play a practice round before the U.S. Open qualifier Monday at Springfield Country Club, and the undulating greens on...
Catholic Central freshman Addie Engel a 3-state rarity
 The goal for Catholic Central freshman Addie Engel was always to be a well-rounded athlete. That’s something she picked up at home. Specialization may work for some families, but Kurt and Tracy Engel wanted their three girls to compete in multiple sports. Addie played soccer and ran cross country in the fall, swam in the winter and...

4:31 PM Tuesday, May. 30, 2017

The goal for Catholic Central freshman Addie Engel was always to be a well-rounded athlete. That’s something she picked up at home. Specialization may work for some families, but Kurt and Tracy Engel wanted their three girls to compete in multiple sports. Addie played soccer and ran cross country in the fall, swam in the winter and...
Northeastern baseball surging after rocky start

7:52 PM Saturday, May. 06, 2017

First-year Northeastern baseball coach Will Nichols had gobs of success during a 19-year run at Triad, winning the Ohio Heritage Conference eight times, finishing as Division IV state runner-up twice and reaching the regionals four other times. But he didn’t expect instant results with the Jets — even though he inherited a program...
For Catholic Central track team, it’s all about the numbers
 The Catholic Central track team never goes to a meet or an invitational thinking about winning the overall title — not with just 12 girls and 10 boys on the roster. “I keep telling them it’s all about PRs, personal records,” coach Mike McKenna said. “I want them to do the best they can, improve what they&rsquo...

7:24 PM Saturday, Apr. 15, 2017

The Catholic Central track team never goes to a meet or an invitational thinking about winning the overall title — not with just 12 girls and 10 boys on the roster. “I keep telling them it’s all about PRs, personal records,” coach Mike McKenna said. “I want them to do the best they can, improve what they&rsquo...
Shawnee track a staple for other sports, too
 Shawnee has roughly 100 boys and girls on the track team this spring, which makes for an imposing sight when they show up for meets on multiple buses. But while he’s happy to have such a sizable turnout, coach Mike Garberich knows most of his athletes are competing only to get better in their primary sports — and he’s OK...

4:13 PM Friday, Apr. 14, 2017

Shawnee has roughly 100 boys and girls on the track team this spring, which makes for an imposing sight when they show up for meets on multiple buses. But while he’s happy to have such a sizable turnout, coach Mike Garberich knows most of his athletes are competing only to get better in their primary sports — and he’s OK...
Boys Tennis: Springfield Wildcats seek eighth straight winning season
 Andrea Whitacre coached boys varsity tennis at Springfield North for seven years before giving it up when the school merged with South in 2008 — not that she hasn’t been busy. She teaches full time at Keifer Alternative School and has two children, ages 3 and 7, who require plenty of attention. But she returned to coach the varsity...

10:24 PM Monday, Apr. 10, 2017

Andrea Whitacre coached boys varsity tennis at Springfield North for seven years before giving it up when the school merged with South in 2008 — not that she hasn’t been busy. She teaches full time at Keifer Alternative School and has two children, ages 3 and 7, who require plenty of attention. But she returned to coach the varsity...
Softball players bolster young Southeastern track team

7:32 PM Saturday, Apr. 08, 2017

Southeastern track coach Tracy Lau would prefer not having to share her athletes with other spring sports, but she knows it’s become a common occurrence at smaller schools, and she’s happy to have the help. Senior Maddy McKee and sophomore Leslie Flores are primarily softball players and join the track team when they can. That&rsquo...
Kenton Ridge shooting for elusive CBC track title
 The Kenton Ridge track program is producing some standout individuals. Senior Jamari McDavid is a state long jump champion, senior Cal Phillips placed fifth in the state last year in that event, and senior Nik Wonder advanced to the regionals in the shot put and discus. But coach Melissa Sherrock wants to claim a Central Buckeye Conference...

12:37 AM Saturday, Apr. 08, 2017

The Kenton Ridge track program is producing some standout individuals. Senior Jamari McDavid is a state long jump champion, senior Cal Phillips placed fifth in the state last year in that event, and senior Nik Wonder advanced to the regionals in the shot put and discus. But coach Melissa Sherrock wants to claim a Central Buckeye Conference...
Boys Tennis: Northwestern hopes to be in the mix for CBC title
 Northwestern tennis coach Colin Imwalle isn’t exactly sure why his program attracts such high participation, but he’s thrilled he doesn’t have to scrounge for players like other area schools. The Warriors have 21 boys playing this season, allowing them to not only have strong competition for varsity spots, but also two full...

7:36 PM Wednesday, Apr. 05, 2017

Northwestern tennis coach Colin Imwalle isn’t exactly sure why his program attracts such high participation, but he’s thrilled he doesn’t have to scrounge for players like other area schools. The Warriors have 21 boys playing this season, allowing them to not only have strong competition for varsity spots, but also two full...
Tennis career paying off for Irish coach Miller
 When Catholic Central tennis coach Dickie Miller was growing up in Springfield, he and his sister Mary Jo attended a camp for aspiring players run by the late Dr. Howard Dredge at the Snyder Park courts. The event drew scores of racket-toting youths, but the Millers had to coerce their father into letting them go and paying the nominal entry...

5:06 PM Tuesday, Apr. 04, 2017

When Catholic Central tennis coach Dickie Miller was growing up in Springfield, he and his sister Mary Jo attended a camp for aspiring players run by the late Dr. Howard Dredge at the Snyder Park courts. The event drew scores of racket-toting youths, but the Millers had to coerce their father into letting them go and paying the nominal entry...
Shawnee senior Detrick eyes state tennis berth
 Shawnee senior tennis player Daniel Detrick has fallen just short in his bid to reach the Division II state tournament the last two years, coming within one win of qualifying each time. Last year, his trip to the district was especially painful since he was 26-0 before getting bounced. He’s determined not to let that happen again. Relatively...

9:49 PM Monday, Apr. 03, 2017

Shawnee senior tennis player Daniel Detrick has fallen just short in his bid to reach the Division II state tournament the last two years, coming within one win of qualifying each time. Last year, his trip to the district was especially painful since he was 26-0 before getting bounced. He’s determined not to let that happen again. Relatively...
Beavercreek racewalker setting national records
 Beavercreek freshman Taylor Ewert had planned on pursuing a career in figure skating, but that dream was dashed when she took a spill during a practice session about a year ago. She fractured her tibia and fibia and had three screws inserted in her ankle. Fortunately for her, though, she had other outlets for that competitive drive. &ldquo...

9:35 PM Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017

Beavercreek freshman Taylor Ewert had planned on pursuing a career in figure skating, but that dream was dashed when she took a spill during a practice session about a year ago. She fractured her tibia and fibia and had three screws inserted in her ankle. Fortunately for her, though, she had other outlets for that competitive drive. &ldquo...
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