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Scott Hayes

Scott Hayes has been covering Warren County sports for 19 years. Hayes started at the Springboro Star-Free Press in January, 1991 and moved to The Western Star in July, 1992 where he has remained. He has two daughters, Sarah and Chelsi, who attend Lebanon City Schools.

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Waynesville replaces football coach, athletic director
Waynesville head coach Brandon Philpot has been placed on administrative leave after a traffic stop by the Ohio Highway Patrol. In the picture he calls a play in the huddle during the Spartans’ 7-on-7 passing scrimmage against Lebanon at VanDeGrift Stadium last year.

7:53 PM Tuesday, Aug. 09, 2016

Waynesville head coach Brandon Philpot has been placed on administrative leave after a traffic stop by the Ohio Highway Patrol. In the picture he calls a play in the huddle during the Spartans’ 7-on-7 passing scrimmage against Lebanon at VanDeGrift Stadium last year.
Fenwick boys top No. 3 seed Waynesville

6:04 AM Saturday, Mar. 03, 2012

DAYTON — Battle-tested in the Greater Catholic League, the Fenwick High School boys basketball team wasn’t awed by the Waynesville Spartans and their 19-3 record. Fenwick (15-8) knocked off the third-seeded Spartans 65-51 in the Division III sectional finals at University of Dayton Arena on Friday night. The Falcons seized control...
Big Blue fall in sectional final

6:46 AM Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012

KINGS MILLS — Hamilton High School’s hopes of advancing to the Division I girls basketball district finals were dashed Saturday night. Ursuline closed out a tight game with a 6-0 run over the final minute to pull away with a 50-42 victory over the Big Blue in the sectional finals at Kings High School. The Lions advanced to face...
Spartans’ victory clinches SWBL Buckeye crown
 MADISON TWP.— The hairs on Todd Cook’s head are numbered. The Waynesville High School boys basketball coach told his team before the season started that if they won the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division title, they could shave his head. As far as Cook’s concerned, bald is beautiful. The Spartans clinched the SWBL...

6:25 AM Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012

MADISON TWP.— The hairs on Todd Cook’s head are numbered. The Waynesville High School boys basketball coach told his team before the season started that if they won the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division title, they could shave his head. As far as Cook’s concerned, bald is beautiful. The Spartans clinched the SWBL...
Valley View halts Carlisle win streak
 CARLISLE — Valley View snapped Carlisle’s 11-game win streak Friday night, handing the host Indians a 69-60 loss, their first defeat since Dec. 16. Spartans junior Zack Denny scored 37 points, but his passing was just as important. Double-teamed, Denny found teammates Brad Miller and Patrick Doyle for open 3-point shots in the...

6:46 AM Saturday, Feb. 04, 2012

CARLISLE — Valley View snapped Carlisle’s 11-game win streak Friday night, handing the host Indians a 69-60 loss, their first defeat since Dec. 16. Spartans junior Zack Denny scored 37 points, but his passing was just as important. Double-teamed, Denny found teammates Brad Miller and Patrick Doyle for open 3-point shots in the...
Valley View snaps Carlisle's 11-game win streak
 CARLISLE — Valley View snapped Carlisle’s 11-game win streak Friday night, handing the host Indians a 69-60 loss, their first defeat since Dec. 16. Spartan junior Zach Denny scored 37 points, but his passing was just as important. Double-teamed, Denny found teammates Brad Miller and Patrick Doyle for open 3-point shots in the...

5:53 AM Saturday, Feb. 04, 2012

CARLISLE — Valley View snapped Carlisle’s 11-game win streak Friday night, handing the host Indians a 69-60 loss, their first defeat since Dec. 16. Spartan junior Zach Denny scored 37 points, but his passing was just as important. Double-teamed, Denny found teammates Brad Miller and Patrick Doyle for open 3-point shots in the...
Lebanon breaks through for first win of season
 LEBANON — Six weeks worth of frustration gushed out of the Lebanon High School basketball team on Friday night. Lebanon won its first game of the season in 11 tries, beating Monroe 62-46. The Warriors shot 60 percent from the field and attempted 26 free throws to the visiting Hornets’ two to improve to 1-10. “This feels...

6:40 AM Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011

LEBANON — Six weeks worth of frustration gushed out of the Lebanon High School basketball team on Friday night. Lebanon won its first game of the season in 11 tries, beating Monroe 62-46. The Warriors shot 60 percent from the field and attempted 26 free throws to the visiting Hornets’ two to improve to 1-10. “This feels...
Edgewood girls clip Lebanon

9:41 AM Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010

TRENTON — Edgewood High School’s size beat out Lebanon’s quickness in a nonconference girls basketball clash Monday night — by a whisker. The host Cougars escaped with a 43-41 win when Warriors freshman Gracen Howard’s 3-point attempt at the buzzer bounced off the back of the rim. The win was the second in a...
Seven to join Lebanon Athletic Hall of Fame Feb. 12

5:09 PM Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010

LEBANON — Seven new members will be inducted into the Lebanon High School Athletic Hall off Fame on Saturday, Feb. 12, including three state champions. The Lebanon High School athletic department announced last week that the new inductees will be honored during the boys varsity basketball home game against Troy on Feb. 12, with a reception...
Sub leads Spartans past Arrows

6:28 AM Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010

WAYNESVILLE — He didn’t like it, but Chase Gianattasio seemed well-suited to a substitute’s role. A starter in the first three games of the season, the Waynesville High School senior came off the bench to score 22 points Friday night, leading the Spartans to a 54-49 win over visiting Preble Shawnee. Gianattasio scored nine...
Sub leads Waynesville to a key league win

5:32 AM Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010

WAYNESVILLE — He didn’t like it, but Chase Gianattasio seemed well-suited to a substitute’s role. A starter in the first three games of the season, the Waynesville High School senior came off the bench to score 22 points Friday night, leading the Spartans to a 54-49 win over visiting Preble Shawnee. Gianattasio scored nine...