High School Sports


Wildcats senior accepts offer to play golf at Butler

When college coaches started talking to Springfield High School All-Ohio golfer Luke Wells during the summer before his sophomore year, he realized something for the first time. “I never really thought of playing college golf,” he said. “Then I thought maybe I could play college golf. It definitely made me work harder to be able to not just go for academics but to be there for something...
5 things to know about the local high school football season (Vol. 1) 

5 things to know about the local high school football season (Vol. 1) 

High school football practice is getting closer, and our team previews are already rolling out.  Miss any?  Don’t worry! We’ll be recapping them periodically.  Here is version one:  1. Fairmont wants to prove last year was no fluke.  After being one of the surprise teams of 2017, coach Dave Miller’s Firebirds (7-4) are hungry for a second straight trip to...
Preseason football: Oakwood Lumberjacks

Preseason football: Oakwood Lumberjacks

Team: Oakwood Lumberjacks Division/Region: D-IV, Region 16; no change from last season. Affiliation: Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division. Location: Mack Hummon Stadium, Oakwood (Montgomery County). » ...
Centerville standout wins decathlon gold for Puerto Rico at Canada

Centerville standout wins decathlon gold for Puerto Rico at Canada

Yariel Soto of Centerville High School has fully embraced the role of decathlon ambassador. But winning over his Elks teammates is a stretch. “They see how crazy I am and how much it hurts,” said the Puerto Rico native who’ll be a senior. “I’ve had a good amount of younger athletes coming into middle school and high school asking me about the decathlon. Their coaches...
Preseason football: Urbana Hillclimbers

Preseason football: Urbana Hillclimbers

Team: Urbana Hillclimbers Division/Region: D-IV, Region 16; no change from last season. Affiliation: Central Buckeye Conference, Mad River Division. Location: Hillclimbers Stadium, Urbana (Champaign County). » ...
Preseason football: Eaton Eagles

Preseason football: Eaton Eagles

Team: Eaton Eagles Division/Region: D-IV, Region 16; no change from last season. Affiliation: Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division. Location: Eaton Athletic & Wellness Stadium (Preble County). Head coach: Brad Davis, entering his fourth season as Eaton’s head coach; 7-23 overall combined record. Assistant coaches: Clint Buffenbarger, RB; Austin Fudge, WR/DB; Nathan Islamovsky,...
High school football games on radio, TV, internet

High school football games on radio, TV, internet

The following is a list of area radio, TV and internet stations and sites that will air high school football games this coming season. If your station or webcast isn’t listed, email information and schedule to sports@coxohio.com. » ...
Funeral set for ex-Graham wrestler, Jim Jordan’s nephew, killed in crash

Funeral set for ex-Graham wrestler, Jim Jordan’s nephew, killed in crash

The funeral for Eli Stickley — the former standout Graham High School wrestler and nephew of Congressman Jim Jordan killed in a crash — will be held Saturday, according to a funeral home notice. Stickley, 21, wrestled at the University of Wisconsin and was the nephew of Jordan, R-Urbana, who married Stickley’s aunt. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church...
HS Football: Buchholtz seeks to restore tradition at Northeastern

HS Football: Buchholtz seeks to restore tradition at Northeastern

After three seasons as defensive coordinator, Jake Buchholtz has been hired as Northeastern High School’s head football coach. Buchholtz, 29, takes over for Tim Houseman, who coached Northeastern for three seasons. The Jets went 1-9 last season after finishing 5-5 in 2016 and 2-8 in 2015. »RELATED: Raterman named athletic director at Northeastern Buchholtz, a 2008 Kenton Ridge graduate...
Preseason football: Centerville Elks

Preseason football: Centerville Elks

Team: Centerville Elks Division/Region: D-I, Region 3; no change from last season. Affiliation: Greater Western Ohio Conference, National East Division. Location: Elks Football Stadium, Centerville (Montgomery County). » ...
Preseason football: Milton-Union Bulldogs

Preseason football: Milton-Union Bulldogs

Team: Milton-Union Bulldogs Division/Region: D-V, Region 18; switched from D-V, Region 20 last season. Affiliation: Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division. Location: Memorial Stadium, West Milton (Miami County). Head coach: Bret Pearce, who begins his second stint as the Bulldogs’ head coach. Previously led Milton football from 2000-12, taking six teams into the postseason. Didn&rsquo...
Preseason football: Arcanum Trojans

Preseason football: Arcanum Trojans

Team: Arcanum Trojans Division/Region: D-VI, Region 24; no change from last season. Affiliation: Cross County Conference. Location: Booster Stadium, Arcanum. Head coach: Jason Schondelmyer, entering eighth overall years as the Trojans’ coach and second straight season. In his second stint as Arcanum’s coach, he also was the Trojans’ coach from 1999-2005. Combined 53-29 record at...
Wright State’s Anglin showing off power for Champion City

Wright State’s Anglin showing off power for Champion City

Gehrig Anglin’s first name is exactly what one might think it is – an homage to the great New York Yankees first baseman, Lou Gehrig. He’s even got a sister named Tristen after Hall of Fame center fielder Tris Speaker. “My parents are just big baseball fans,” Anglin said. “They were looking at some other baseball names. One of them was Rawling (after glove maker...
Preseason football: Tippecanoe Red Devils

Preseason football: Tippecanoe Red Devils

Team: Tippecanoe Red Devils Division/Region: D-III, Region 12; no change from last season. Affiliation: Greater Western Ohio Conference, American North Division. Location: Tipp City Community Stadium, Tipp City. Head coach: Joel Derge, entering fourth season as the Red Devils’ head coach (20-10 combined record). Assistant coaches: Karl Stanbery, DB; Michael Derry, TE; Brad Klepacz, OL;...
Raterman named athletic director at Northeastern High School

Raterman named athletic director at Northeastern High School

Chuck Raterman has been named the new athletic director at Northeastern High School. Raterman, who served as a teacher, coach and AD at Urbana High School for 20 years, replaces Darin Binkley, who died unexpectedly last spring. Raterman served as a career-based intervention teacher, while also teaching technology and strength and conditioning courses. »High School Football: Key dates from preseason...
Preseason football: Greeneview Rams

Preseason football: Greeneview Rams

Team: Greeneview Rams Division/Region: D-V, Region 20; no change from last season. Affiliation: Ohio Heritage Conference, South Division. Location: Don Nock Stadium, Jamestown. Head coach: Ryan Haines, entering his second season as the Rams’ head coach after succeeding Neal Kasner. A Greeneview grad, is in his seventh season overall coaching the Rams. Assistant coaches: Terry Seigfried...
Preseason football: Fairmont Firebirds

Preseason football: Fairmont Firebirds

Team: Fairmont Firebirds Division/Region: D-I, Region 3; no change from last season. Affiliation: Greater Western Ohio Conference, National East Division. Location: Foreman Field at Roush Stadium, Kettering. Head coach: Dave Miller, entering third season at Fairmont (8-13) after succeeding Andy Aracri. Previously had a record-setting nine-year run at Covington in the Cross County Conference. Also...
Kettering native named athletic director at Big 12 school

Kettering native named athletic director at Big 12 school

The University of Kansas hired Kettering native Jeff Long, a 1978 Fairmont East graduate, as director of athletics on Thursday. Long spent 10 years as the athletic director at Arkansas before being fired in December. At Kansas, he replaces Sheahon Zenger, who was fired in May after seven years. In 2014, Long told the Dayton Daily News he developed his love of sports growing up in Ohio...
Preseason football: Valley View Spartans

Preseason football: Valley View Spartans

Team: Valley View Spartans Division/Region: D-IV, Region 16; no change from last season. Affiliation: Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwest Division. Location: Barker Field, Spartan Stadium, Germantown. Head coach: Bob Skidmore; third season (21-3 combined record); longtime Spartans assistant who succeeded Kris Ketron in 2016. Assistant coaches/positions: Butch Stidham, DC/DB; Matt King, Strength...
Recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson down to final 5 schools

Recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson down to final 5 schools

Isaiah Gibson celebrated the birthday of the United States by eliminating a few schools from his recruitment.  The highly recruited defensive tackle prospect from Springfield is down to Kentucky, Wisconsin, Purdue, Minnesota and Michigan State.  Gibson, who plans to announce his commitment Sept. 19, previously was also considering Iowa State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Maryland and Rutgers...
High school football: Key dates from preseason to state finals

High school football: Key dates from preseason to state finals

High school football preseason practice begins the end of July. Here are key dates, provided by the Ohio High School Athletic Association: Mon., July 30: The first day of preseason practice; this also is the earliest start date for the mandatory five-day acclimatization period. Sun., Aug. 5: Mandatory day off. »RELATED: Saturday playoff football returns Tue., Aug. 7 through Sat., Aug. 18: Scrimmages...
Recruiting: Wayne’s Olivia Trice announces verbal commitment

Recruiting: Wayne’s Olivia Trice announces verbal commitment

Wayne girls basketball standout Olivia Trice has committed to Bowling Green.  The daughter of Warriors coach Travis Trice Sr. announced her decision Wednesday.  “A new chapter in my life,” she wrote on Twitter. “So blessed and excited to be a Bowling Green Falcon.”  The 5-foot-8 senior-to-be averaged 8.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the 15-10 Warriors...
Shawnee grad, Wright State standout Gray starring in Cape Cod league

Shawnee grad, Wright State standout Gray starring in Cape Cod league

Shawnee High School graduate and Wright State University baseball player Seth Gray may be spending his time at the beach this summer, but he hasn’t had much time to work on his tan. The Cape Cod League, a prestigious summer collegiate baseball league in Massachusetts, is all baseball, all the time, he said. “It’s an opportunity not a lot of people get,” Gray said. “I...
Chaminade Julienne defender getting Division I football interest

Chaminade Julienne defender getting Division I football interest

Here’s another name to add to the list of Division I college football prospect in the Miami Valley this fall: Shane Cokes.  The senior linebacker/defensive end from Chaminade Julienne added an offer from Harvard earlier this month to go with a collection that already included Columbia, Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell, Bucknell and Holy Cross.  It’s not just the Ivy League and other...
Fairmont grad who scored 52 points in game last season joins Wright State basketball team

Fairmont grad who scored 52 points in game last season joins Wright State basketball team

Fairmont graduate Jack Hendricks has accepted a preferred walk-on spot with the Wright State basketball team. A 5-foot-11 guard, Hendricks averaged 16.8 points while shooting 42.5 percent from 3-point range last season. He scored a school-record 52 points in a 117-64 victory at Indianapolis Washington, hitting 14 of 22 3-pointers. “I’m excited to announce that i have accept the preferred...
Longtime assistant takes over Greenon girls basketball program

Longtime assistant takes over Greenon girls basketball program

When Greenon passed the torch from a successful girls basketball head coach to the new one, it was a short reach. Lonnie Robinson, Gary Falkenbach’s longtime assistant and close friend, is the new head coach. “I believe that I’m prepared going into this season,” Robinson said. “I have a great group of girls that are actually prepared to try and compete for the league...
Centerville’s Max Wynn makes his college choice

Centerville’s Max Wynn makes his college choice

Akron football has picked up a pair of commitments from area prospects in the past week.  Max Wynn, a linebacker from Centerville, announced his decision Tuesday.  “First off, I just want to thank God for giving me the ability to play the game of football,” Wynn wrote on Twitter. “I want to think my amazing parents for raising me the right way and showing me how to be the...
Alter’s Simmons to start pro basketball career in Europe

Alter’s Simmons to start pro basketball career in Europe

Alter High School graduate Jaaron Simmons will start his professional basketball career in Switzerland. Simmons, a 6-foot-1 guard, will play for Union Neuchâtel, according to an announcement Monday by Keucheyan Sports Management. Union Neuchâtel plays in the top division of Swiss basketball. Neuchâtel is located in northwest Switzerland. Simmons’ college career...
Ohio State swipes QB commitment from Big Ten rival

Ohio State swipes QB commitment from Big Ten rival

Ohio State’s long and winding road to finding a quarterback in the class of 2019 came to an end over the weekend.  Dwan Mathis, a four-star prospect from Oak Park, Mich., announced Sunday he flipped his commitment from Michigan State to Ohio State.  The 6-foot-5, 195-pound senior-to-be is the No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the country according to 247Sports Composite rankings...
Longtime JV coach takes over Southeastern boys varsity program

Longtime JV coach takes over Southeastern boys varsity program

John O’Laughlin has been busy in June making decisions he hasn’t had to make before. After 30 years of coaching junior varsity and middle school teams, he’s a varsity boys basketball coach. O’Laughlin was hired in late May to lead Southeastern after serving the program for eight years, including the last four as the JV coach. »RELATED: Former Cedarville standout takes...
Former Cedarville University standout takes over Southeastern girls basketball program

Former Cedarville University standout takes over Southeastern girls basketball program

Matt Harner has worked and coached basketball in three states since graduating from Cedarville University in 2011. He decided now is the time to come home to Ohio, be near family and be a head coach. Harner is the new girls basketball coach at Southeastern High School. And he understands the winning tradition established by Kirk Martin and Jim Lightle that he follows. “I’m going to have...
NBA Draft: Middletown’s Edwards selected in second round

NBA Draft: Middletown’s Edwards selected in second round

Middletown High School graduate Vincent Edwards was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 22nd pick in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday. He was the 52nd overall pick. The Utah Jazz traded the pick to the Rockets. According to reports, in the weeks leading up to the draft, Edwards worked out for the Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves...
Ohio House of Representatives honors Chaminade Julienne baseball team

Ohio House of Representatives honors Chaminade Julienne baseball team

The Ohio House of Representatives honored the Chaminade Julienne High School baseball team on Wednesday, 18 days after the Eagles won the program’s first state championship in 48 years. Chaminade Julienne beat Wapakoneta 3-1 in the title game June 2 at Huntington Park in Columbus. Jack Huffman, the son of state representative Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, started for the Eagles. He was the...
What to know about the Dayton area’s best basketball prospects

What to know about the Dayton area’s best basketball prospects

To find out what most of the area’s best basketball players are up to this spring and summer, one needn’t make many phone calls.  Quincy Simpson has the scoop.  Fans in northwest Ohio know Simpson as the head coach at Lima Senior, but he’s pulling double duty as the director of the C2K Elite AAU program.  That roster happens to include a handful of the top senior-to-be...
Greenon junior wins second national championship

Greenon junior wins second national championship

If the Ohio High School Athletic Association someday approves race walking as an official event in track, it won’t be soon enough for Sean Glaze to compete for a state title. Glaze, a junior-to-be at Greenon High School, will have to settle for being a national champion. Glaze captured his second race walking national junior title by winning the 3,000-meter event at the New Balance Nationals...
High School Football: These area football stars have made college commitments 

High School Football: These area football stars have made college commitments 

With the start of summer upon us, more than 20 Cox Media Group Ohio coverage area players in the senior class have Division I football offers or appear in the 247Sports rankings.  Twelve members of the 2019 class have already verbally committed.  Here’s a look at them:  Erick All -- Michigan  A three-star tight end prospect, All announced his decision on June...
Alter’s Connor Bazelak, top QB in Ohio, announces his college decision

Alter’s Connor Bazelak, top QB in Ohio, announces his college decision

Ohio’s top quarterback for 2019 is off the board.  Alter quarterback Connor Bazelak announced Sunday he has decided to continue his football career at Missouri.  “I want to thank all the coaches that recruited me and gave me an opportunity to play at the next level,” he tweeted. “Also to everyone in my life that has made me a better person and quarterback.  &ldquo...
Trio of area athletes win gold at Midwest Meet of Champions

Trio of area athletes win gold at Midwest Meet of Champions

Taylor Robertson, Quincy Scott and Daiton Sharp brought home gold medals from the Midwest Meet of Champions recently in East Lansing, Michigan. Competing against athletes from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, Robertson of Wayne High School won the girls long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 7.75 inches. Scott of Springfield and Sharp of Vandalia Butler tied for first in the boys long jump at 22-11.5. »...
What happened when our sports columnist tried to learn to play volleyball? 

What happened when our sports columnist tried to learn to play volleyball? 

Volleyball is the best sport to lead off my participatory journalism project for multiple reasons.  First and foremost: I’ve tried a lot of different sports in my 30-some years, and I don’t think I’ve ever been worse at anything else.  With the exception of kicking a football, I think I could at least fake it with almost anything — except volleyball.  I mean...
Timing not perfect, but taking over Shawnee girls program is for Cooper

Timing not perfect, but taking over Shawnee girls program is for Cooper

Three seasons since she last coached, Kari (Kitchen) Cooper wasn’t actively searching for a return to high school girls basketball. In the time off the court Cooper was working on obtaining her certification in physical education, was hired at Rockway Elementary School in the Clark-Shawnee Local School District, and in recent weeks, was expecting a child. The timing might not have been perfect...
Football recruiting: Centerville freshman-to-be already on college radars, including Ohio State

Football recruiting: Centerville freshman-to-be already on college radars, including Ohio State

While another big group of rising senior football players look to improve their college football stocks this summer, a freshman-to-be is also making a name for himself.  Chase Harrison hasn’t played a high school game yet, but he already has his first college scholarship offer.  That came last week from Louisville, and it does not seem like it will be the last.  His father, Michael...
Recruiting roundup: DBs from Wayne, Lakota West make college commitments

Recruiting roundup: DBs from Wayne, Lakota West make college commitments

This Cox Media Group Ohio recruiting update begins with the news of a pair of verbal commitments.  Over the weekend, Wayne defensive back Justin Harris announced he is off the board, but he won’t be going far away to continue his career and attend college.  Harris is headed to Cincinnati.  In his announcement, Harris gave a shoutout to Cincinnati assistants Marcus Freeman and...
North defeats South 13-7 in shortened MVFCA All-Star game

North defeats South 13-7 in shortened MVFCA All-Star game

Dominic WeWitt was like a lot of the players who were chosen to play in the Miami Valley Football Coaches Association All-Stars football game on Friday night. A recent Catholic Central High School graduate, this would serve as a farewell to girding himself with a helmet and shoulder pads and mixing it up. “I’m not going to college to play any sports so it’s pretty cool to get out...
North defeats South 13-7 in shortened MVFCA All-Star game

North defeats South 13-7 in shortened MVFCA All-Star game

John Bell was like a lot of the players who were chosen to play in the Miami Valley Football Coaches Association All-Stars football game on Friday night. A recent Chaminade Julienne High School graduate, this would serve as a farewell to girding himself with a helmet and shoulder pads and mixing it up. “It’s good to end off strong,” said Bell, who accounted for the South’s...
Football recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson has a new top 10

Football recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson has a new top 10

Springfield defensive tackle Isaiah Gibson has released his final top 10.   The three-star 2019 prospect is still considering (in alphabetical order) Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Maryland. Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin.  Gibson previously named a top 10 in May, but that did not stop more offers from rolling in from some big-time programs. ...
D-I high school football regions for area teams

D-I high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division I teams. The only team to make a change is Springboro, which shifts from Region 4 to Region 3. »RELATED: MVFCA North All-Stars roster Region assignments for all teams were announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday. The OHSAA also announced a return to Saturday night playoff football this...
D-II high school football regions for area teams

D-II high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division II teams. There were no changes from last season among area teams. »RELATED: MVFCA North All-Stars roster Region assignments for all teams were announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday. The OHSAA also announced a return to Saturday night playoff football this coming season. »RELATED...
D-III high school football regions for area teams

D-III high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division III teams. Bellbrook, Carroll, Fenwick and Wilmington all shifted to new regions from last season. »RELATED: MVFCA North All-Stars roster Fenwick and Carroll, rivals in the GCL Co-Ed North, underwent the greatest change. Fenwick bumped up a division to D-III, Region 12 following the annual revised competitive balance...
D-IV high school football regions for area teams

D-IV high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division IV teams. There were no changes for area teams from last season. »RELATED: MVFCA North All-Stars roster Region assignments for all teams were announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday. The OHSAA also announced a return to Saturday night playoff football this coming season. »RELATED...
D-V high school football regions for area teams

D-V high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division V teams. Six area teams have made a switch from last season. Moving from D-V, Region 20 to Region 18 are Anna, Brookville, Greenon, Miami East, Milton-Union and Versailles. »RELATED: MVFCA North All-Stars roster Region assignments for all teams were announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday...
D-VI high school football regions for area teams

D-VI high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division VI teams. There were no changes for area teams from last season. Region assignments for all teams were announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday. The OHSAA also announced a return to Saturday night playoff football this coming season. Like previously, playoff games will be split between Friday...
D-VII high school football regions for area teams

D-VII high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division VII teams. There were no changes for area teams from last season. »RELATED: MVFCA North All-Stars roster Region assignments for all teams were announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday. The OHSAA also announced a return to Saturday night playoff football this coming season. »RELATED...
Saturday night high school playoff football is back

Saturday night high school playoff football is back

Saturday night high school playoff football is back. The Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directors approved an immediate return to Saturday night playoff games during its monthly June meeting on Wednesday. Impending new OHSAA Commissioner Jerry Snodgrass – he succeeds Dr. Dan Ross in September – tweeted the schedule change on Wednesday afternoon...
North roster: MVFCA All-Star Football Game

North roster: MVFCA All-Star Football Game

What: Miami Valley Football Coaches Association North vs. South All-Star Football Game. When: 7 p.m. Friday, June 8. Where: Centerville High school. Head coach: Tony Broering, Northmont. Assistant coaches: Tom Adams, Northmont; John Bass, Northmont; Bob DeLong, Spg. Shawnee; Rick Krecji, Piqua; Mark Mays, Northmont; Bill Nees, Piqua. QB: Markell Stephens-Peppers, Trotwood-Madison. RB: Logan Flatt...
D-I All-Ohio baseball: Area players, chosen by the OHSBCA

D-I All-Ohio baseball: Area players, chosen by the OHSBCA

The following area baseball players were named All-Ohio Division I by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Head coaches must be association members to nominate players. » RELATED: D-II All-Ohio baseball »RELATED: D-III All-Ohio baseball Powell Olentangy Liberty defeated Whitehouse...
D-II All-Ohio baseball: Area players, chosen by the OHSBCA

D-II All-Ohio baseball: Area players, chosen by the OHSBCA

The following area baseball players were named All-Ohio Division II by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Head coaches must be association members to nominate players. » RELATED: D-I All-Ohio baseball »...
D-III All-Ohio baseball: Area players, chosen by the OHSBCA

D-III All-Ohio baseball: Area players, chosen by the OHSBCA

The following area baseball players were named All-Ohio Division III by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Head coaches must be association members to nominate players. » RELATED: D-I All-Ohio baseball »...
D-IV All-Ohio baseball: Area players, chosen by the OHSBCA

D-IV All-Ohio baseball: Area players, chosen by the OHSBCA

The following area baseball players were named All-Ohio Division IV by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association. Head coaches must be association members to nominate players. »RELATED: Northmont coaches retires after 714 wins » ...
5 things to know about Friday night’s MVFCA North/South all-star football game

5 things to know about Friday night’s MVFCA North/South all-star football game

Here’s five things to know about the Miami Valley Football Coaches Association All-Star Football Game. The contest is for 2018 graduates and will be held at 7 p.m. today at Centerville High School. John Aregood is the all-star game director. 1. The MVFCA is a local football coaches association that began in 1973. The North vs. South game is its most high-profile event and switched to Centerville...
South roster: MVFCA All-Star Football Game

South roster: MVFCA All-Star Football Game

What: Miami Valley Football Coaches Association North vs. South All-Star Football Game. When: 7 p.m. Friday, June 8. Where: Centerville High School. Head coach: Marcus Colvin, Chaminade Julienne. Assistant coaches: Jermaine Bailey, Centerville; Chris English, Northridge; Jeremy Greenleaf, CJ; Maurice Harden, CJ; Cory Hardin, CJ; Jeremy Valentine, CJ. QB: Alec Grandin, Centerville; Ryan Peltier, CJ...
Minster, Covington girls 1-2; Centerville, Dunbar boys second

Minster, Covington girls 1-2; Centerville, Dunbar boys second

Minster returned to a familiar spotlight on Saturday by winning the girls Division III state track and field championship at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. That was just part of a history-making effort by area boys and girls in the final day of competition. The Centerville (D-I) and Dunbar (D-II) boys teams were runner-up in their respective divisions, as were Covington&rsquo...
Wildcats state-champion speedster: ‘I wanted to put Springfield track back on the map’

Wildcats state-champion speedster: ‘I wanted to put Springfield track back on the map’

Quincy Scott couldn’t follow up on Springfield coach Michael Davis’ urging to get his start right in the 100 meters during Saturday’s state track and field meet. But he had no problem heeding his father’s advice. “My dad kept telling me, it’s time to make history,” said Scott. He did that and more. Scott became only the second Springfield High School boys...

HS Scores 6/2: State baseball, softball, track results

Baseball State Tournament Thursday’s Results Division III Canfield South Range 7, Madeira 0 Coldwater 11, Minford 0 Division IV Fort Loramie 2, Garfield Heights Trinity 1 Hicksville 4, Mowrystown Whiteoak 1 Friday’s Results Division I Olentangy Liberty 13, Medina Highland 2 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 1, Mason 0 Division II Chaminade Julienne 2, Tallmadge 1 Wapakoneta 6, Circleville 1 State...
Springfield senior Quincy Scott wins D-I state 100

Springfield senior Quincy Scott wins D-I state 100

Springfield High School senior Quincy Scott, a disappointing fifth in the Division I state track and field long jump, made up for that in a spactacular way by winning the 100 meters. Scott’s late surge overtook at least two places and he won convincingly in 10.66 seconds. The defending state runner-up in the long jump, he was fifth (23-5) in an event dominated by area jumpers. Centerville senior...
Derailed Northwestern junior: ‘This means God has a plan for me’

Derailed Northwestern junior: ‘This means God has a plan for me’

Adam Riedinger was poised to win a Division II state shot put championship this weekend at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. Instead, he’s lucky to be alive. The Northwestern High School standout junior collapsed while warming up for his final regional discus throw last week at Piqua. His heartbeat had gone out of sync and he was resuscitated by a defibrillator. A cardioverter...
Dad of late ex-Ohio high school football player sues helmet makers

Dad of late ex-Ohio high school football player sues helmet makers

The father of a former Ohio high school football player who died in 2016 after a seizure led to his drowning has sued the manufacturers of helmets worn by Cody Hamblin. Darren Hamblin alleges in a suit filed in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) suffered by his son while he played at Miamisburg High School led to seizure and death. The suit names Riddell...

HS Scores 6/1: Baseball, softball state finals matchups set

Canfield South Range 7, Madeira 0 Coldwater 11, Minford 0 Fort Loramie 2, Garfield Heights Trinity 1 Hicksville 4, Mowrystown Whiteoak 1 Olentangy Liberty 13, Medina Highland 2 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne 1, Mason 0 Chaminade Julienne 2, Tallmadge 1 Wapakoneta 6, Circleville 1 Lakota West 2, Perrysburg 1 Massillon Perry 12, Ashville Teays Valley 3 Beloit West Branch 5, Jonathan Alder 4 LaGrange Keystone...
Basketball camps at Dayton, Wright State offer picture of Division I college experience

Basketball camps at Dayton, Wright State offer picture of Division I college experience

Young basketball players wanting an up-close look at how college basketball teams operate can get one without leaving the Miami Valley.   How?  The Dayton and Wright State basketball programs both tout their summer camps as just such an opportunity.  “Basically it’s an opportunity for kids in our community to get an inside look at what we do on a daily basis with our...
High School Track: Sleep can wait for Springfield standout Scott

High School Track: Sleep can wait for Springfield standout Scott

The most important track and field meet of his Quincy Scott’s life began Friday and will conclude Saturday at Jesse Owens Stadium in Columbus. “I don’t think I’ve gotten sleep before a track meet all four years of high school,” said Scott, a Springfield High School senior. “I don’t think I’m going to get any sleep Friday or Saturday.” »RELATED...

HS Scores 5/31: Baseball, softball state tournament play continues

PREP RESULTS Baseball Thursday’s Results State Semifinals Division III Canfield South Range 7, Madeira 0 Coldwater 11, Minford 0 Division IV Fort Loramie 2, Garfield Heights Trinity 1 Hicksville 4, Mowrystown Whiteoak 1 Softball Thursday’s Results State Semifinals Division I Lakota West 2, Perrysburg 1 Massillon Perry 12, Ashville Teays Valley 3 Division II Beloit West Branch 5, Jonathan...
Northeastern junior fulfills goal by qualifying for state track

Northeastern junior fulfills goal by qualifying for state track

Dayna Ranard has coached some outstanding high jumpers at Northeastern High School. When she saw Max Queen in gym class she knew she’d found the Jets’ next one. Ranard just had to convince Queen. “In basketball I realized I could jump pretty high when I started dunking,” Queen said. “She was my gym teacher and she was watching me dunk. She wanted me to try high jump.&rdquo...
Boys Volleyball: Alter vying for fifth straight state championship

Boys Volleyball: Alter vying for fifth straight state championship

His surgeon said it wasn’t likely but his physical therapist said there was a chance – that was enough for Alter High School libero Evan Hartman. After tearing his right anterior cruciate ligament in the soccer postseason, surgery was the best option for the Knights senior. But it was late November and volleyball season was just a few months away. It would all come down to hard work, according...
Springfield’s “Fab 4” looking for state title runs

Springfield’s “Fab 4” looking for state title runs

To hear Springfield High School track coach Michael Davis say it makes you do a double take, much like when senior Quincy Scott unleashes one of his electrifying long jumps. The Springfield Wildcats didn’t win a track meet during the regular season. This, despite qualifying four athletes in five different events to the Division I state track and field championships on Friday and Saturday. &ldquo...
Wildcats fuel up for state track run

Wildcats fuel up for state track run

Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, and biscuits and gravy are more than breakfast food for the Springfield High School track and field team. That combination is a big plate of fuel. Wildcats coach Mike Davis took advantage of school being out for the summer and invited his team over last Friday for a mid-morning feast. That evening in the Division I regional at Wayne, the Wildcats qualified...
Girls Basketball: Area standout makes USA Women’s U-18 National Team

Girls Basketball: Area standout makes USA Women’s U-18 National Team

Recent Lakota West graduate Abby Prohaska has been named to the USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team. The 12-member roster was selected after three days of trials at the United States Olympics Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. »RELATED: West softball surging into state semifinal matchup »RELATED: Area’s top-rated player re-opens recruitment Prohaska recently capped...
Area’s top-rated basketball player re-opens recruitment 

Area’s top-rated basketball player re-opens recruitment 

Xenia guard Samari Curtis announced Tuesday he is re-opening his recruitment.  Curtis, a four-star combo guard who has led the GWOC in scoring the past two seasons, committed to Xavier in February.  The Musketeers changed coaches in April when Chris Mack left for Louisville.  Curtis told 247Sports in late April he was looking forward to playing for new Xavier coach Travis Steele...
High School Baseball: Area standout named Ohio Player of the Year

High School Baseball: Area standout named Ohio Player of the Year

Mason High School senior Nick Northcut on Monday was named Gatorade Ohio Baseball Player of the Year. Northcut, a Vanderbilt signee, is the first Gatorade Baseball Player of the year from Mason. »RELATED: High School baseball state tourney schedule, matchups »RELATED: Career assistant Wadl takes reins of West football program A 6-foot-1, 205-pound third baseman/pitcher, Northcut is hitting...
Unlikely Bradford among area teams seeking state championships

Unlikely Bradford among area teams seeking state championships

Small in stature, the Bradford High School softball team has come up big this season. Bradford, a wee village tucked on the Darke and Miami county lines and split by Ohio-721 on the Indiana border, had a not-so-robust 48 girls in its last enrollment count. But among them are the state’s best small-school softball players. How else to explain the Railroaders’ first appearance in the Division...
Greenon sophomore on track event she’s the favorite to win state in: ‘The 400 is basically a death mission for your body’

Greenon sophomore on track event she’s the favorite to win state in: ‘The 400 is basically a death mission for your body’

Last season when Greenon High School sophomore Delaney Benedict first tried the 400-meter run at her coaches’ request, she said “the 400 is basically a death mission for your body.” These days, Benedict likely prefers a minute of pain – or 55 seconds in her case – compared to assistant coach Eric Brickson’s exhausting workouts. “Turn your body on and turn...
High School Softball: State tournament schedule, matchups

High School Softball: State tournament schedule, matchups

Below are the 2018 state softball tournament pairings at Akron Firestone Stadium. Division II Beloit West Branch (26-3) vs. No. 8 Plain City Jonathan Alder (21-6), Thurs., 10 a.m. No. 1 LaGrange Keystone (32-0) vs. Lancaster Fairfield Union (14-10), Thurs., 12:30 p.m. State Final: Sat., 10 a.m. Division I No. 3 Perrysburg (30-2) vs. Lakota West (25-3), Thurs., 3 p.m. Ashville Teays Valley (23-3) vs...
High School Baseball: State tournament schedule, matchups

High School Baseball: State tournament schedule, matchups

Below are the state tournament pairings for the state baseball tournament at Huntington Park in Columbus. Division IV Garfield Heights Trinity (22-3) vs. No. 15 Fort Loramie (25-6), Thurs., 10 a.m. No. 9 Hicksville (20-5) vs. No. 1 Mowrystown Whiteoak (28-2), Thurs., 1 p.m. Div. IV State Championship: Sat., 10 a.m. Division III No. 6 Coldwater (25-6) vs. No. 12 Minford (24-2), Thurs., 4 p.m. Cincinnati...
Senior sprinter fuels Dunbar to D-II regional boys championship

Senior sprinter fuels Dunbar to D-II regional boys championship

Jalani Allen won three individual events and Dunbar posted seven total firsts to run away with the Division II regional track and field boys team championship at Piqua High School on Saturday. The top four regional placers advance to the season-ending state track and field meets at Ohio State University’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus on Friday and Saturday. » ...
Shawnee, Greenon, Northwestern all have regional champs

Shawnee, Greenon, Northwestern all have regional champs

Shawnee had two winners and Greenon and Northwestern one apiece in the Division II regional track and field meet at Piqua High School on Saturday. Winning for Shawnee were Robie Glass in the high jump and Jace Mitchem in the pole vault. They were joined by regional champs Delaney Benedict of Greenon in the 400 meters and Northwestern’s Adam Riedinger in the shot put. » ...

HS Scores 5/26: Softball, track & field regional tournaments wrap up

PREP RESULTS Baseball Friday’s Results Regional Finals Division I Mason 3, Moeller 2 Division II Chaminade Julienne 5, CHCA 4 Division III Coldwater 7, Col. Academy 2 Division IV Fort Loramie 8, Cin. Christian 7 Softball Saturday’s Results Regional Finals Division I Lakota West 5, Lebanon 0 Division II Jonathan Alder 7, Clinton-Massie 5 Division III North Union 1, Williamsburg 0 Division...

HS Roundup 5/26: Bradford advances to program’s first state semifinals

Softball Regionals Division IV Bradford 12, Parkway 1: Bradford advanced to its first state semifinals game in program history with the win. Skipp Miller allowed only two hits and one run from the mound to secure the six-inning victory. Eight of Bradford’s runs were plated with two outs on the board. The Lady Railroaders advance to face the winner of the Hillsdale/Mohawk matchup on June 1. Boys...
Springfield’s Scott headed to state in four events — with a chip on his shoulder

Springfield’s Scott headed to state in four events — with a chip on his shoulder

Springfield High School track coach Mike Davis has seen the chip on Quincy Scott’s shoulder make him faster. “He’s always looked at as an excellent long jumper, so I think the challenge for him this year was to go out on the track and show that he is a good sprinter,” Davis said. The fifth-place finishes in the 100 and 200 meters at regionals last year that denied him spots...
Wayne sprints to Division I boys regional track title

Wayne sprints to Division I boys regional track title

Zarik Brown was walking near the podium next to the Wayne High School track Friday night when his teammate Joel Craig turned around and said, “You’re so loud over there.” Brown just smiled. The four medals clanging around his neck were making all the noise. But not as much noise as Brown and his Wayne teammates made at the Division I regional. The Warriors won their eighth regional...

HS Scores 5/25: Regional baseball, track results

Baseball Thursday’s Results Regional Semifinals Division I Mason 3, Centerville 2 Moeller 3, Elder 2 Division II Chaminade Julienne 3, Bishop Hartley 2 CHCA 8, Ross 1 Division III Blanchester 13, Bethel-Tate 3 Madeira 5, Madison 1 Division IV Cin. Christian 6, Russia 1 Fort Loramie 7, Minster 5 Friday’s Results Regional Finals Division I Mason 3, Moeller 2 Division II Chaminade Julienne...
Chaminade Julienne baseball earns second straight trip to state

Chaminade Julienne baseball earns second straight trip to state

The goal for the Chaminade Julienne baseball team ever since it walked off the field at Huntington Park last June was to earn another chance to play for the state championship. Last winter, in the weight room at the high school, the Eagles kept track of how many days remained until they would get the chance. "They had a board in there, and they had a countdown," CJ coach Mike Barhorst said...
Milton-Union senior makes a final push to state track

Milton-Union senior makes a final push to state track

It was a given Milton-Union senior Beyonce Bobbitt would punch another ticket to the state track and field meet. Qualifying a combined seven times in the shot put and discus the previous three seasons makes her an annual favorite in those events. “It’s rewarding to see all the hard work I’ve put into this to finally pay off,” said Bobbitt, who won the girls Division II regional...
No joke: Northwestern takes two of top three spots in D-II regional discus

No joke: Northwestern takes two of top three spots in D-II regional discus

Korbin Spencer wasn’t himself. Things like that happen to unsuspecting sophomores in track and field meets the magnitude of a regional. And as always, Northwestern High School junior teammate Adam Riedinger was there to offer comforting words. How did that go? “He said, don’t be nervous and he started telling me jokes,” Spencer admitted after they went first and third in the...

HS Scores 5/24: Baseball, boys volleyball regionals continue

PREP RESULTS Baseball Thursday’s Results Regional Semifinals Division I Mason 3, Centerville 2 Moeller 3, Elder 2 Division II Chaminade Julienne 3, Bishop Hartley 2 CHCA 8, Ross 1 Division III Blanchester 13, Bethel-Tate 3 Madeira 5, Madison 1 Division IV Cin. Christian 6, Russia 1 Fort Loramie 7, Minster 5 Softball Wednesday’s Results Regional Semifinals Division I Lakota West 9, Mason...

HS Roundup 5/24: Fort Loramie knocks off Minster in regional semis

Fort Loramie edged out Minster, 7-5, in the Division IV regional semifinals matchup. Fort Loramie got off to a quick start, putting up five runs courtesy of RBIs by Devin Wehrman, Carter Mescher, Dillon Albers and C.J. Billing in the top of the second. A four-run inning for Minster brought the game within one, tying it in the bottom of the fifth. Shane Higlefort hit for an RBI double and Dillon Albers...

Centerville falls to Mason in D-I baseball regional semifinal

Centerville was defeated 3-2 by Mason in a Division I regional baseball semifinal at the University of Cincinnati’s Marge Schott Stadium on Thursday night. »CJ ADVANCES: Eagles beat Hartley in D-II regional semi Will Pfennig (9-0) tossed a complete-game, three-hitter and struck out nine to earn the win for the Comets. Mason (25-5) will take a nine-game win streak into the D-I regional...
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