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Game schedule: Week 6 high school football

Oakwood at Brookville, 7 p.m., ABC 22 / FOX 45, Ch. 45.2, Ch. 995 (Spectrum), Ch. 44 (Dish), mytvdayton.com Alter at Cin. Purcell Marian at Cin. Walnut Hills, OhioSportsline.net/ Arcanum at Bethel Bellbrook at Valley View, radio1.gemcitysports.com Bellefontaine at Kenton Ridge Benjamin Logan at Indian Lake Butler at Greenville Carroll at Badin Catholic Central at Madison Plains Cedarville at...

HS Roundup 9/22: Packnett paces Dunbar football in win over Woodward

Greg Packnett passed for 145 yards and three touchdowns in helping spur Dunbar football to a 22-20 win versus Woodward at Welcome Stadium on Saturday night. Packnett connected with James Murray and Bryce Smith on TD passes in the first half and hit Jaquan Lusbourgh with the go-ahead score early in the fourth quarter. Aaron Richardson tacked on the two-point run to put Dunbar up by eight. Woodward...

HS Scores 9/22: Carroll finishes strong in Midwest Catholic race

Football Saturday’s Results Dunbar 22, Woodward 20 Landmark Christian 34, Middletown Christian 13 Friday’s Results Allen East 50, Delphos Jefferson 6 Alter 45, Fenwick 20 Anderson 47, Withrow 12 Badin 42, Roger Bacon 35, OT Bellbrook 21, Franklin 17 Bellefontaine 14, Ben Logan 6 Brookville 42, Carlisle 2 Butler 13, Xenia 7, OT Celina 42, Ottawa-Glandorf 24 Chaminade Julienne 61, Carroll...
Springfield, Miamisburg last two unbeaten GWOC football teams

Springfield, Miamisburg last two unbeaten GWOC football teams

Springfield and Miamisburg are the only two remaining unbeaten high school football teams in the 20-member Greater Western Ohio Conference. Both are 5-0 after Week 5 wins on Friday. The teams are not scheduled to play in the regular season, but could be paired in the playoffs. Springfield improved to No. 2 in the Division I, Region 3 computer rankings following a 28-0 shutout of visiting Lebanon and...
High School Football Week 5 Roundup: Miamisburg stays unbeaten; Tipp and Fairmont roll

High School Football Week 5 Roundup: Miamisburg stays unbeaten; Tipp and Fairmont roll

In a Greater Western Ohio Conference showdown of unbeaten teams, visiting Miamisburg beat Troy 31-14 in high school football action on Friday.  Tate Vongsy hit Zion Lewis on a 15-yard scoring strike and tacked on a rushing score to help ‘Burg build up a 17-0 lead heading into the half. Lewis added a rushing TD in the fourth quarter to help seal the win.A Brayden Siler threw a TD pass to...
High School Football: Week 5 boxscores, scores

High School Football: Week 5 boxscores, scores

Allen East 50, Delphos Jefferson 6 Alter 45, Fenwick 20 Anderson 47, Withrow 12 Badin 42, Roger Bacon 35, OT Bellbrook 21, Franklin 17 Bellefontaine 14, Ben Logan 6 Brookville 42, Carlisle 2 Butler 13, Xenia 7, OT Celina 42, Ottawa-Glandorf 24 Chaminade Julienne 61, Carroll 30 Cin. Country Day 28, New Miami 20 Clinton-Massie 34, Bishop Hartley 31 Col. Grove 33, Crestview 20 Coldwater 35, Fort Recovery...
Glass makes most of second chance to lift Shawnee past Northwestern

Glass makes most of second chance to lift Shawnee past Northwestern

An athlete rarely gets a second chance to be a hero, especially on the football field. But that’s exactly where Shawnee High School junior Robie Glass found himself on Friday night against Northwestern. With Shawnee trailing 35-34 with 39 seconds remaining, Braves sophomore Drew Mitch — playing quarterback for the first time the entire game — lofted the ball in the air along the...
Springfield beats Lebanon to stay undefeated

Springfield beats Lebanon to stay undefeated

The Springfield Wildcats reached the midway point of the regular season with a second straight dominant performance, blanking Lebanon 28-0 on Friday at Evans Stadium. How does it feel to be 5-0, a feat unparalleled in the 11-year history of the new high school? That was the question quarterback Raheim Moss faced after the game. "It's a blessing," Moss. "It's just about how hard we work...
McKee recharges Wayne in 49-20 dismantling of top-ranked Northmont

McKee recharges Wayne in 49-20 dismantling of top-ranked Northmont

Their season on the brink of plummeting to an unfamiliar low, Wayne coach Jay Minton pleaded for answers. “The coaches told us, we’ve never been put in this position,” said Warriors senior quarterback Rashad McKee, reflecting on a previous blowout loss at Miamisburg. “We made it hard on ourselves. Coach asked if the seniors wanted to say anything. I stood up and said, it&rsquo...
Surprise: Miami East senior QB a perfect fit

Surprise: Miami East senior QB a perfect fit

Miami East senior Ian Gengler is a perfect fit at quarterback. But at 6 feet 1 and a robust 231 pounds, Gengler appears as if he’s out of position. “We go to 7-on-7’s and they think I’m the center,” he admitted following a 52-28 shootout defeat of visiting Bethel before a capacity crowd in a Week 5 high school football game on Thursday night. “We’ve had bigger...
Candy bar-lovin’ Southeastern senior eclipses 1,000 career digs, kills

Candy bar-lovin’ Southeastern senior eclipses 1,000 career digs, kills

The tradition started during Leslie Flores’ freshman volleyball season at Southeastern High School. “I have to have a Snickers bar,” Flores said, enthusiastically describing her pre-game routine. “Freshman year I needed a Snickers bar before the game and I asked coach, ‘Hey, I don’t have a dollar on me and I need a Snickers bar.’ From there she made sure I...
High School Football: Young Greenon team believing it can win

High School Football: Young Greenon team believing it can win

Each week, Greenon High School second-year football coach Josh Wooten gives his team a vocabulary lesson. The Word of the Week is a way to get his players thinking, Wooten said. “We’re constantly getting these kids to believe in themselves,” he said. In Week 4, the word was ‘Leadership,’ Wooten said. »RELATED: Springfield 4-0 for first time since North, South merged...

HS Roundup 9/20: McCarthy, Lahmon lead Oakwood at SWBL tournament

Tom McCarthy shot a 77 to help the Oakwood boys golf squad pick up a ten-stroke win in the Southwestern Buckeye League Tournament at Beechwood Golf Course on Thursday. Sam Lahmon of Oakwood and Noah Lindsey of Waynesville were named players of the year. Alex Grant joined Lahmon and McCarthy on the Southwestern Division All-League first team along with Parker Holt and Kyle Neff of Brookville and Alex...

HS Results 9/20: Alter tennis secures split of GCLC

Football Thursday’s Results Miami East 52, Bethel 28 Boys Soccer Thursday’s Results Alter 1, Indian Hill 0 Bellbrook 4, Brookville 0 Botkins 3, New Knoxville 0 Butler 2, Northmont 1 Carroll 2, Springboro 1 Dayton Christian 2, Chaminade-Julienne 0 Eaton 5, Franklin 1 Edgewood 2, Northwest 1 Lebanon 4, Middletown 1 Madison 4, Preble Shawnee 0 Monroe 1, Oakwood 0 Ross 3, Harrison 0 Stebbins...
Unbeaten Northmont at Wayne in GWOC showdown

Unbeaten Northmont at Wayne in GWOC showdown

Every high school football team is fixated on that special opponent. Doesn’t matter if it’s Week 1 or Week 10, that game is a constant presence. “Honestly, this is what we hoped and prayed for,” Northmont coach Tony Broering said about a Week 5 showdown at Wayne on Friday. “We’ve targeted this all year. … I kept pushing the staff all summer. Guys, we&rsquo...
Undefeated Springfield 4-0 first time since North and South merged

Undefeated Springfield 4-0 first time since North and South merged

Unbeaten Springfield (4-0) landed the knockout that reverberated through Greater Western Ohio Conference football last week. How else to explain a historical 49-6 blitz of host Centerville? Following three straight relatively close defeats of Lancaster, Fairfield and Hudson by a combined 13 points, the Wildcats were at their quick-strike best in shredding the Elks’ usually stingy defense. »...
Who are the top high school football teams in the area? Week 5 power rankings 

Who are the top high school football teams in the area? Week 5 power rankings 

The top high school football area teams, compiled by Cox Media Group Ohio. All games on Friday unless otherwise noted. 1. Northmont (4-0): d. Butler 43-16; at Wayne (2-2). 2. Springfield (4-0): d. Centerville 49-6; hosts Lebanon (3-1). 3. Miamisburg (4-0): d. Wayne 30-13; at Troy (4-0). 4. Fairmont (3-1): d. Springboro 24-12; hosts Beavercreek (1-3). 5. Wayne (2-2): lost 30-13 at Miamisburg; hosts...
Northwestern off to hot start with familiar face on sidelines

Northwestern off to hot start with familiar face on sidelines

After more than two decades away from high school soccer, Andrew Wildman is back in charge of the Northwestern High School soccer team. The Warriors head coach previously coached the Warriors from 1994 to 1997, one of the winningest runs in school history. Northwestern won multiple district titles and advanced to the regional finals in 1996. »RELATED: Wednesday’s high school roundup »...
Kentucky Wildcats receive second commitment from Springfield senior

Kentucky Wildcats receive second commitment from Springfield senior

Springfield High School senior defensive tackle Isaiah Gibson announced his verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky on Wednesday night. Gibson, a three-star prospect who ranks 19th among Ohio recruits in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports.com, joins fellow Springfield senior, Moses Douglass, in the Kentucky Wildcats recruiting class. The 6-foot-4, 294-pound Gibson narrowed his choices...

HS Roundup 9/19: Miami East girls golf team has record day

Two school records were set for the Miami East girls golf team in a 183-237 win versus Tri-Village on Wednesday. Paige Lawson posted a 38 to lead the way, setting a new individual low for East. Kearsten Kirby added a 44, Maci Krites a 48 and Marissa Kearns a 53. The 183 team score also marked a school record. Boys Soccer Bellefontaine 7, Indian Lake 0: Dominik Patton and Daunte George drove in two...

HS Results 9/19: Bellefontaine, Ben Logan, Northwestern win by shutout

Boys Soccer Wednesday’s Results Bellefontaine 7, Indian Lake 0 Benjamin Logan 1, Shawnee 0 Northwestern 1, Tecumseh 0 Urbana 2, Jonathan Alder 1 Tuesday’s Results Alter 0, Fenwick 0 Beavercreek 4, Northmont 0 Bellbrook 1, Eaton 1 Butler 8, Greenville 1 Centerville 2, Springboro 0 Colerain 1, Oak Hills 1 Dayton Christian 5, Bethel 1 Fairfield 1, Middletown 0 Fairmont 3, Miami Valley School...
Week 4 area high school football passing leaders

Week 4 area high school football passing leaders

The following are area high school football passing leaders through Week 4. Southwest Ohio Conference: Connor Kinnett, jr., Harrison, 57 of 100 passing (57.0 percent), 1,040 yards, 10 TDs, 1 INT. Midwest Athletic Conference: Jake Hemmelgarn, jr., Coldwater, 77 of 102 passing (75.5 percent), 990 yards, 14 TDs, 4 INTs. Central Buckeye Conference: Chris Hart, sr., Northwestern, 61 of 106 passing (57...
Week 4 area high school football rushing leaders

Week 4 area high school football rushing leaders

The following are area high school football rushing leaders through Week 4. Greater Western Ohio Conference: Sincere Wells, sr., Xenia, 94 rushes, 859 yards (9.1), 10 TDs. Ohio Heritage Conference: Dylan Rice, sr., Triad, 42 rushes, 645 yards (15.4), 11 TDs. Midwest Athletic Conference: Zach Niekamp, sr., St. Henry, 83 rushes, 634 yards (7.6), 11 TDs. Greater Miami Conference: Jutahn McClain, jr....
Greenon girls soccer making the most of ‘make or break season’

Greenon girls soccer making the most of ‘make or break season’

There’s talent spread throughout the Greenon Knights girls soccer team roster, for sure. But next season’s team will feel the impact as nine seniors take with them valuable experience and depth. That’s why coach Jamie Wiggins has labeled this a “make or break season for us.” So far, so good for the Knights. They’re making it tough on their competition at 8-1 overall...
Southeastern senior on breaking 21-year-old rushing record: ‘It was like the Red Sea parted’

Southeastern senior on breaking 21-year-old rushing record: ‘It was like the Red Sea parted’

It wasn’t just a breakout game for Southeastern High School senior running back Lane McCombs — it was a full-blown Dude Alert. McCombs rushed for 295 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries as Southeastern beat rival Northeastern 41-27 at Trojan Stadium on Sept. 14. “When I ran, it was like the Red Sea parted,” McCombs said. “Our line’s blocking was magnificent...

HS Results 9/18: Alter and Fenwick boys soccer tie 0-0

Boys Soccer Tuesday’s Results Alter 0, Fenwick 0 Beavercreek 3, Northmont 0 Bellbrook 1, Eaton 1 Butler 8, Greenville 1 Centerville 2, Springboro 0 Colerain 1, Oak Hills 1 Fairfield 1, Middletown 0 Fairmont 3, Miami Valley School 0 McNicholas 3, Badin 0 Miamisburg 3, Wayne 0 Middletown Madison 2, Carlisle 1 Milton-Union 4, Preble Shawnee 0 Monroe 3, Brookville 0 Princeton 1, Lakota West 1 Stebbins...
Unbeaten Springfield No. 4 in first football computer ratings

Unbeaten Springfield No. 4 in first football computer ratings

Unbeaten Springfield High School (4-0) was among the top Division I, Region 3 teams in the first Ohio High School Athletic Association football computer ratings. The Wildcats were No. 4 in the region and were among five GWOC teams among Region 3’s top 10. The highest rated Springfield-area team was undefeated Mechanicsburg (4-0), No. 3 in D-VI, Region 24. The Indians vaulted to that spot following...
High School Football computer ratings: Is your team in the playoff mix?

High School Football computer ratings: Is your team in the playoff mix?

The Ohio High School Athletic Association made its football computer ratings debut on Tuesday. The top eight schools from each region in the final report Oct. 29 will qualify for the playoffs. Region 1 - 1. Mentor (4-0) 11.65, 2. Solon (4-0) 9.575, 3. Euclid (3-1) 8.875, 4. Canton McKinley (4-0) 7.9242, 5. Austintown-Fitch (3-1) 7.8, 6. Strongsville (3-1) 7.5, tie-7. Medina (2-2) 6.175, tie-7. Lakewood...

HS Results 9/17: Tecumseh boys soccer win by one

Boys Soccer Monday’s Results Edgewood 1, Little Miami 1 Jonathan Alder 3, Indian Lake 3 Northwestern 5, Springfield Shawnee 1 Tecumseh 2, Urbana 1 Girls Soccer Monday’s Results Bishop Fenwick 0, Valley View 0 Brookville 6, Greenville 0 Carroll 2, Greenon 1 Centerville 8, Wayne 0 Fairborn 3, Stebbins 0 Franklin 13, West Carrollton 0 Jonathan Alder 4, Indian Lake 0 Kenton Ridge 4, Benjamin...

HS Roundup 9/17: Miami East breaks tie against Versailles in golf

With a fifth score of 56, Katie Pottorf broke the tie against Versailles and Miami East won 195-196. The leading lady for Miami East was Paige Lawson with a 44 and second was Kearsten Kirby who recorded a 47. This win helped the Lady Vikings of Miami East improve their record 8-3 overall and 3-3 in league. Boys Golf Bellbrook 167, Franklin 219: Co-medalist Zach Crampton and Ryan Wehner were from Bellbrook...
High School Football State Poll: Is your team ranked?

High School Football State Poll: Is your team ranked?

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2018. »RELATED: 5 can’t-miss games in Week 5 ›RELATED: Week 5 Schedule Teams are ranked by division, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1. Cincinnati Colerain (11) 4-0 207 2. Mentor (6) 4-0 194 3. Pickerington...
High School Football: 5 games you can’t miss in Week 5

High School Football: 5 games you can’t miss in Week 5

It seems like the football season just started, but high school teams hit the midpoint of the regular season this week. Here are five games to watch in Week 5: It’s showdown time in the GCL North. The Patriots and the Eagles both put perfection on the line at Roger Glass Stadium on Friday night. CJ is the top-ranked Division III team in the state. This will be the final game of the season for...
Game schedule: Week 5 high school football

Game schedule: Week 5 high school football

Belmont vs. Thurgood Marshall at Welcome Stadium, 7 p.m. Bethel at Miami East, 7 p.m., ABC 22 / FOX 45, Ch. 45.2, Ch. 995 (Spectrum), Ch. 44 (Dish), mytvdayton.com Alter vs. Fenwick at Centerville, OhioSportsline.net/ Anna at Marion Local, 7:30 p.m. Ansonia at Fort Loramie Badin at Cin. Roger Bacon Beavercreek at Fairmont, HANK-FM (101.5), 1015hankfm.com/, WPVW-AM (1660), 1610.info Benjamin Logan...

HS Roundup 9/15: Dayton Christian pulls away late in win

Dayton Christian 26, Crestline 0: Dayton Christian quarterback, Seth Griswold, totaled 136-rushing yards and made two touchdowns. In the first quarter Griswold made an 18-yard pass to Sam Jackson, adding to Jackson’s total of 58-yards receiving with one touchdown. Ethan Powell made a two point conversion and tallied 95-yards running. Lehman Catholic 63, Ridgemont 0: Lehman Catholic took a 14-0...

HS Results 9/15: Lehman Catholic routs Ridgemont

Football Saturday’s Results Dayton Christian 26, Crestline 0 Lehman Catholic 63, Ridgemont 0 DAYTON CHRISTIAN 26, CRESTLINE 0 C 0 0 0 0 — 0 DC 6 0 0 20 — 26 First Quarter DC: Jackson 18 pass from Griswold (run fail). Fourth Quarter DC: Griswold 8 run (Powell 2 run). DC: Griswold 36 run (pass fail). DC: Powell 25 run (pass fail). Friday’s Results Alter 49, Roger Bacon 14 Anna...
Alter sophomore rushes for 344 yards in breakout effort

Alter sophomore rushes for 344 yards in breakout effort

After so many great seasons and outstanding individuals, it takes someone special to make a dent in the Alter High School football record book. Make way for Branden McDonald. The 6-foot-1, 224-pound sophomore hammer launched among the Knights’ best with 344 yards rushing in 25 carries to highlight Alter’s 49-14 Week 4 win at Cincinnati Roger Bacon on Friday night. Alter coach Ed Domsitz...
Recruiting: Trotwood-Madison star makes his college decision

Recruiting: Trotwood-Madison star makes his college decision

Amari Davis announced Saturday he will play his college basketball at Green Bay.  A 6-foot-3 shooting guard, Davis was fifth in the GWOC in scoring last season as a junior at 21.0 points per game.  He shot 59.4 percent from the field and averaged 6.4 rebounds and 5.1 steals per game for the Rams, who lost the Division II state championship game to Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary.  Davis...
Week 4: Fairmont beats Springboro; Trotwood gets back to winning

Week 4: Fairmont beats Springboro; Trotwood gets back to winning

Jesse Deglow had a pair of rushing touchdowns in the second half to help Fairmont put away Springboro 24-12 in high school football action on Friday. Deglow racked up 180 yards on 28 carries and Braden Miller tacked on 79 yards with a TD. Landon Palmer passed for 211 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort for ‘Boro.  Fairmont improved to 3-1 with the win; Springboro fell to 1-3. ...
Tecumseh plays keepaway to hand Northwestern its first loss

Tecumseh plays keepaway to hand Northwestern its first loss

Of all the numbers on the stat sheet Friday night, one meant the most to Tecumseh football coach Chris Cory: 68. That’s how many plays his team ran to possess the ball for 34 of the 48 minutes. Northwestern ran only 38 plays. “Against a team like that that can score through the air on any pass, you’ve got to keep them off the field,” he said. “And our kids did a great...
High School Football: Week 4 scores, boxscores

High School Football: Week 4 scores, boxscores

Alter 49, Roger Bacon 14 Anna 28, St. Henry 27, OT Ansonia 28, Bethel 19 Arcanum 48, Bradford 7 Bellbrook 49, Waynesville 6 Bellefontaine 42, Graham 6 Brookville 48, Eaton 13 Carroll 37, McNicholas 28 Cathedral (IN) 20, St. Xavier 13 Chaminade Julienne 38, Purcell Marian 0 Celina 50, Lima Bath 14 Clinton-Massie 54, Miami Trace 0 Coldwater 31, Minster 20 Colerain 44, Middletown 3 Covington 45, Tri-County...
MAC football: Coldwater hands Minster first loss in battle of No. 1’s

MAC football: Coldwater hands Minster first loss in battle of No. 1’s

Jake Hemmelgarn faced a tough task. Having won a high-profile position as the Coldwater High School quarterback, it was his job to offensively kick-start a program that skipped a gear last season by not playing for a state championship. As if that weren’t daunting enough, he also would have to follow his brother, celebrated Cavaliers QB and state football player of the year Jack Hemmelgarn....
Explosive offense powers unbeaten Springfield to rout of Centerville

Explosive offense powers unbeaten Springfield to rout of Centerville

In accumulating a who’s who of victims this season, the Springfield High School football team has downed schools from Cincinnati (Fairfield), Columbus (Lancaster) and Cleveland (Hudson). Friday the Wildcats added Dayton to their locales conquered. “I feel that there’s not many schools in Ohio that can handle us across the field and defend everything,” Springfield head coach...
One touchdown enough for Mechanicsburg to snap Greeneview streak

One touchdown enough for Mechanicsburg to snap Greeneview streak

The Mechanicsburg High School football coaching staff had a simple message for head coach Kurt Forrest at halftime on Friday night: Get the ball to Joey Mascadri. The senior running back carried the ball just twice in a scoreless first half against Ohio Heritage Conference crossover rival Greeneview at Don Nock Field on Friday night. »RELATED: Springfield routs Centerville to remain unbeaten...
Kenton Ridge rallies in fourth quarter to beat Urbana

Kenton Ridge rallies in fourth quarter to beat Urbana

Dylan Lemen scrambled to the right, saw Andrew Good running the opposite way in the end zone and made one of the most difficult passes a quarterback can make — especially considering the circumstances — across his body to a moving target. "Dylan can make a lot of things happen," Kenton Ridge coach Joel Marratta said. Lemen's 5-yard touchdown pass to Good with 5 minutes, 46 seconds...
Week 4 high school football power rankings: Did your team make the cut?

Week 4 high school football power rankings: Did your team make the cut?

The top high school football area teams, compiled by Cox Media Group Ohio. All games on Friday unless otherwise noted. 1. Northmont (3-0): d. Tippecanoe 35-14; at Butler (2-1) on Thu. 2. Springfield (3-0): d. Hudson 16-10; at Centerville (0-3). 3. Wayne (2-1): lost 47-28 to Akron Hoban; at Miamisburg (3-0). 4. Fairmont (2-1): d. Milford 28-21; at Springboro (1-2). 5. Miamisburg (3-0): d. Loveland...

HS Roundup 9/13: Packnett paces Dunbar with four touchdowns

Greg Packnett scored his fourth touchdown with 45 seconds remaining to help Dunbar edge Ponitz 42-33 at Welcome Stadium in Thursday football action. Dunbar scored 20 unanswered points to open the game off of two Packnett TD runs and a James Murray TD run. Ponitz had a pair of fumble recovery touchdowns in the fourth quarter from Donyea McNary and Travis Hall to pull within one point, but Packnett&rsquo...
GWOC football: Northmont 4-0 after blitz of Butler

GWOC football: Northmont 4-0 after blitz of Butler

Jazz Keys had the best close-up view for every Northmont football game last season, and that was the problem. One of several touted and speedy underclass receivers, he sat out his entire sophomore season while recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip. That made him the state’s most talented ball boy. “Sitting out after surgery and then being able to do my thing, this...

HS Results 9/13: Triad boys golf wins with sixth player

Football Thursday’s Results Dunbar 42, Ponitz 33 Northmont 43, Butler 16 Boys Soccer Thursday’s Results Alter 3, Dayton Christian 2 Carroll 7, Wayne 0 Greeneview 5, Franklin Monroe 1 Kenton Ridge 2, Bellefontaine 0 Lehman Catholic 5, New Knoxville 1 Oakwood 1, Valley View 1 Temple Christian 6, Allen East 2 Twin Valley South 2, Tri County North 0 Wednesday’s Results Northwestern 5...
End of an era: Jordan retires as Graham wrestling coach

End of an era: Jordan retires as Graham wrestling coach

Jeff Jordan, among the nation’s most celebrated high school wrestling coaches, announced this week he has retired as the coach at Graham. Jordan said he had been considering retiring but didn’t come to that conclusion until recently. “Discussing it over with my wife over the past couple of weeks, I’ve decided it is time for me to retire,” he said in a school release....
OHC showdown: Rams, Indians will meet in battle of unbeatens

OHC showdown: Rams, Indians will meet in battle of unbeatens

When one streak ended in Mechanicsburg last season, another streak continued in Jamestown. This year, the Indians will have a chance to play spoiler against their Greene County rival. Two nearly identical programs will meet in an early season battle of 3-0 teams on Friday night when Mechanicsburg High School travels to Greeneview High School’s Don Nock Field in Jamestown. Last year, the Rams...
Centerville looking for first win against unbeaten Springfield

Centerville looking for first win against unbeaten Springfield

Unbeaten Springfield (3-0) has a chance to do what few Wildcats teams have accomplished, including North and South: knock Centerville out of high school football playoff contention. It’s only Week 4, but that likely would be the result should Springfield keep its win streak intact at Centerville (0-3) on Friday night. It’ll be the Greater Western Ohio Conference National East opener for...
Unbeaten Springfield at winless Centerville in GWOC East opener

Unbeaten Springfield at winless Centerville in GWOC East opener

Unbeaten Springfield (3-0) has a chance to do what few Wildcats teams have accomplished, including North and South: knock Centerville out of high school football playoff contention. It’s only Week 4, but that likely would be the result should Springfield keep its win streak intact at Centerville (0-3) on Friday night. It’ll be the Greater Western Ohio Conference National East opener for...
Greenon girls soccer off to best start in a decade

Greenon girls soccer off to best start in a decade

The Greenon High School girls soccer team is off to its best start in a decade. The senior-laden Knights are 6-0 this season and have outscored their opponents 42-5. Greenon beat Springfield 8-2 on Monday night. »RELATED: Wednesday’s high school scoreboard »RELATED: Wednesday’s high school roundup “We expected a lot of things and we set some high goals,” Greenon...

HS Roundup 9/12: Badin tennis makes a comeback against Fairfield

After loosing two games of singles Fairfield tennis was looking to win the overall match, but Badin ladies made a comeback and won 3-2. In singles Amaya Turner won 6-0, 6-2 for Fairfield and Jessica Reese defeated her opponent 7-6, 7-6, 6-2. Carly Fields began the winning streak Badin needed her singles match when she won 6-0, 6-1. Badin won both sets of doubles with teams of Emily Sauer, Sopia Mitrione...

HS Results 9/12: Greenville volleyball shuts out West Carrollton

Boys Soccer Wednesday’s Results Northwestern 5, Graham 2 Tuesday’s Results Alter 2, Badin 0 Anderson 2, Lakota West 1 Beavercreek 2, Hilliard Bradley 1 Ben Logan 6, Indian Lake 2 Bethel 4, Tri-County North 0 Centerville 1, Lebanon 1 Carroll 5, McNicholas 0 Dixie 2, Carlisle 1 Fairborn 5, Greenville 3 Eaton 9, Preble Shawnee 0 Miamisburg 3, Fairmont 1 Monroe 0, Bellbrook 0 New Knoxville...
High School Tennis: Triple serving of Murphy sisters a hit for Eaton

High School Tennis: Triple serving of Murphy sisters a hit for Eaton

Sibling rivalry has translated into success for the Murphy sisters. The Eaton sister act is having a major impact as Sophia, Grace and Tess Murphy compete at first, second and third singles, respectively, on the Eagles tennis team this season. Coach John Hitchcock is thrilled that tennis is a family affair for the Murphy girls. “They are definitely assets to the team,” Hitchcock said....
High School Football: Two No. 1 teams in the state facing off, and 5 other games you can’t miss in Week 4

High School Football: Two No. 1 teams in the state facing off, and 5 other games you can’t miss in Week 4

It’s time to get serious as most teams jump into conference play. The fourth Friday night of the high school football season features some really intriguing games. Here are six of them to keep an eye on this week: The Wildcats and the Cavaliers are both ranked No. 1 in the state in their respective divisions in the first Associated Press poll. These are two teams that have given up their...
High School Football: Northeastern’s Buchholtz earns first victory

High School Football: Northeastern’s Buchholtz earns first victory

An epic fourth quarter comeback gave Northeastern High School football coach Jake Buchholtz his first coaching victory. The Jets (1-2) trailed 16-9 after the third quarter against Madison Plains on Friday night. Northeastern scored 14 points in the final 12 minutes to earn their first victory of the season. »RELATED: Week 1 state football poll »RELATED: Undefeated Wildcats finding offensive...
Big Ten football: Springfield’s Danny Davis reinstated at Wisconsin

Big Ten football: Springfield’s Danny Davis reinstated at Wisconsin

Danny Davis, a former Springfield High School star athlete, is set to suit up for the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday when they take on BYU.  The sophomore receiver was suspended for the first two games of the season as a result of his alleged involvement in an incident that led to fellow Badgers receiver and roommate Quintez Cephus being charged with two counts of sexual assault.  Davis has...

HS Roundup 9/11: Morton leads Northmont in win

Brandon Morton poured in four goals to lead Northmont in a 7-0 win versus visiting Springfield in boys soccer action on Tuesday. Morton, a co-captain, netted his first goal in the first minute of play. Eric Corbett, Sam Henne and Justin Menker added a goal apiece for Northmont. Boys Soccer Alter 2, Badin 0: Kofi Darkwa put Alter on the scoreboard and Dominic Ruffolo added an insurance goal for Alter...

HS Results 9/11: Alter, Carroll boys pick up GCLC wins

Boys Soccer Tuesday’s Results Alter 2, Badin 0 Anderson 2, Lakota West 1 Beavercreek 2, Hilliard Bradley 1 Bethel 4, Tri-County North 0 Carroll 5, McNicholas 0 Dixie 2, Carlisle 1 Eaton 9, Preble Shawnee 0 Miamisburg 3, Fairmont 1 New Knoxville 5, Temple Christian 5 Northwest 2, Mount Healthy 0 Norwood 3, Purcell Marian 1 Northmont 7, Springfield 0 Sidney 10, Trotwood-Madison 0 Stebbins 3, Piqua...
CJ, Coldwater, Minster all No. 1 in first state football polls

CJ, Coldwater, Minster all No. 1 in first state football polls

Chaminade Julienne (Division III) and Midwest Athletic Conference rivals Coldwater (D-VI) and Minster (D-VII) all were ranked No. 1 in the first Associated Press high school state football polls that were released on Monday. Fittingly, Coldwater (3-0) will host Minster (3-0) on Friday in a showdown of top-ranked teams. CJ (3-0) has had three straight blowout wins. The Eagles were somewhat of a surprise...
High School Football: Week 4 game schedule

High School Football: Week 4 game schedule

Northmont at Butler, 7 p.m., ABC 22 / FOX 45, Ch. 45.2, Ch. 995 (Spectrum), Ch. 44 (Dish), mytvdayton.com Ponitz vs. Dunbar at Welcome Stadium, 7 p.m. Alter vs. Cin. Roger Bacon at Fairmont, OhioSportsline.net Arcanum at Bradford Badin at Fenwick Beavercreek at Lebanon Bellefontaine at Graham Belmont at Col. DeSales Bethel at Ansonia Brookville at Eaton Carlisle at Dixie Catholic Central at West Liberty-Salem...
Cross Country: Swollen creek, Mulch Hill, sloppy conditions bring Greenon junior to tears

Cross Country: Swollen creek, Mulch Hill, sloppy conditions bring Greenon junior to tears

The Mason Invitational offers unique obstacles than most high school cross country courses. There’s a series of hay bales to hurdle. There are two creek crossings, though one had to be closed and runners rerouted with Saturday’s persistent rain. And then there’s Mulch Hill, a steep incline that can bring runners to their knees. Literally. Add in wet, slippery and muddy conditions...

HS Scores 9/10: Eaton and Clinton Massie volleyball go head-to-head

Boys Golf Monday’s Results Anna 177, Botkins 179, Troy Christian 227 Bellbrook 175, Eaton 181 Carlisle 189, Milton-Union 202 Coldwater 189, Marion Local 207 Dixie 181, Franklin 199 Fairlawn 181, Jackson Center 193 Graham 169, Ben Logan 180 Minster 160, St. Henry 179 Parkway 211, New Knoxville 222 Twin Valley South 192, Mississinawa Valley 272 Girls Golf Monday’s Results Ben Logan 186,...

HS Roundup 9/10: Greeneview boys soccer shuts out Yellow Springs

On Monday’s soccer game against Yellow Springs, Greeneview’s Tyler Hurley led the pack with two goals and one assist as they won 5-3. Goals for Yellow Springs were made by Jesse Linkhart and Teymour Fultz while keeper Dylan Rainey made nine saves. Other goals for Greeneview were made by Dru Arrasmith and two goals by Gavin Anderson. Greeneview’s keeper, Hunter Anderson, racked up...
High School Football: Which area teams are ranked in first state poll of the season?

High School Football: Which area teams are ranked in first state poll of the season?

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2018, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): 1, Cincinnati Colerain (8) 3-0 154 2, Mentor (6) 3-0 137 3, Pickerington Central (5) 3-0 133 4, Cincinnati Elder 3-0 94 5, Hilliard Davidson 3-0 87 6, Pickerington North...
With Moss at QB, undefeated Wildcats finding offensive identity

With Moss at QB, undefeated Wildcats finding offensive identity

Springfield football coach Maurice Douglass expected his defensive players would know what kind of competitors they needed to be at the start of the season. Physical. The Wildcats have been playing that kind of defense, holding three opponents to an average of 13 points and 208.3 yards. On Friday, the Wildcats defeated Hudson – a perennial playoff team from Northeast Ohio – 16-10...

HS Scores 9/8: Dayton Christian boys win with shutout

Football Friday’s Results Akron Hoban 47, Wayne 28 Alter 10, Centerville 7 Anderson 35, Harrison 3 Anna 42, New Bremen 7 Ansonia 38, Arcanum 0 Beavercreek 57, Fairborn 19 Bellbrook 26, Tecumseh 0 Bellefontaine 49, Urbana 7 Benjamin Logan 50, Upper Scioto Valley 0 Bethel 63, Tri-Village 19 Brookville 47, Dixie 0 Butler 38, Wilmington 12 Carroll 42, Washington Community (IN) 0 Celina 56, Elida...

HS Roundup 9/8: Minster cross country sweeps D-III Tiffin Invitational

Minster girls cross country finished 1st overall in the Division III varsity race and their boys finished 1st in the D-III open on Saturday at the Tiffin Carnival Invitational. Minster’s leading lady was Emma Watcke with a time of 18:36 and their leading man was Tyler Prenger with a time of 19:47. In D-II boys open, Tippecanoe mens cross country took home second place with their first runner...
High School Football: Wildcats score big road win to remain perfect

High School Football: Wildcats score big road win to remain perfect

The Springfield Wildcats earned an impressive 16-10 win at Hudson on Friday night. Jeff Tolliver had touchdown runs of 60 and 4 yards for the Wildcats (3-0) and Braeden Carey was good on a 23-yard field goal. Springfield quarterback Raheim Moss completed 12 passes for 177 yards and also rushed for 69 yards. »RELATED: Week 3 Scoreboard »RELATED: Week 3 Roundup Springfield is one of only...
CJ quarterback celebrates win with surprise visit from father returning home from deployment

CJ quarterback celebrates win with surprise visit from father returning home from deployment

There were many reasons for unbeaten Chaminade Julienne to celebrate its third straight high school football win, a 58-16 lathering of visiting Greenville on Thursday night. No one was more grateful than Eagles junior quarterback Ryan Minor. The transfer from Stebbins had a third straight outstanding effort, completing 16 of 22 passes for 249 yards and four touchdowns, much of that in the first half...
High School Football: Week 3 roundup

High School Football: Week 3 roundup

Sincere Wells rumbled for three touchdowns to help Xenia hold off a Franklin rally for a 35-26 win in Friday night high school football action.  Wells racked up 252 yards on 26 carries and Christian Severt added TD passes to Brett Russell and Markus Allen for Xenia.  Franklin scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter in a rally effort, including two rushing scores from Jake Bowermaster...
17 on their minds: Stoneman Douglas football team wins home opener by 17

17 on their minds: Stoneman Douglas football team wins home opener by 17

Seventeen was on the minds of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football team Friday night. >> Read more trending news  The Eagles, playing a home game for the first time since 17 people were killed in a mass shooting at the South Florida school on Feb. 14, defeated South Broward 23-6, the Sun-Sentinel reported. It was a 17-point margin of victory for a squad that is honoring...
‘Special connection’ helps Kenton Ridge roll past Stebbins

‘Special connection’ helps Kenton Ridge roll past Stebbins

When junior quarterback Dylan Lemen needed to restart the Kenton Ridge offense late in the first half Friday night at Stebbins, he looked for classmate Calvin Dibert. “We’ve had a special connection ever since eighth grade when I started playing,” Dibert said. »RELATED: Week 3 Scoreboard »RELATED: Glass leads Shawnee past Thurgood Marshall That’s when Dibert gave...
Alter overtakes Centerville late for “epic” 10-7 win

Alter overtakes Centerville late for “epic” 10-7 win

Among the state’s all-time winningest coaches, Alter’s Ed Domsitz would be hard-pressed to list his favorites. But a good start would be Friday’s 10-7 defeat of host Centerville. “It’s what we call at Alter an epic win,” said Domsitz, who guessed Alter’s last defeat of Centerville might have been before celebrated coach Bob Gregg left Jefferson for Centerville...
High School Football: Week 3 Scoreboard

High School Football: Week 3 Scoreboard

Akron Hoban 47, Wayne 28 Alter 10, Centerville 7 Anderson 35, Harrison 3 Anna 42, New Bremen 7 Ansonia 38, Arcanum 0 Beavercreek 57, Fairborn 19 Bellbrook 26, Tecumseh 0 Bellefontaine 49, Urbana 7 Benjamin Logan 50, Upper Scioto Valley 0 Bethel 63, Tri-Village 19 Brookville 47, Dixie 0 Butler 38, Wilmington 12 Carroll 42, Washington Community (IN) 0 Celina 56, Elida 36 Clear Fork 49, Jonathan Alder...
High School Football: Glass leads Shawnee past Thurgood Marshall

High School Football: Glass leads Shawnee past Thurgood Marshall

It’s no secret who’s getting the football for the Shawnee High School football team. Since the beginning of the season, Braves coach Rick Meeks has said junior Robie Glass would be featured in Shawnee’s spread offense, including seeing time at multiple positions — quarterback, running back and wide receiver. »RELATED: Week 3 Scoreboard »RELATED: KR tops Stebbins...
CJ blitzes Greenville 58-16 in first matchup

CJ blitzes Greenville 58-16 in first matchup

The late-season emergence of Dominic Wilcox coincided with Chaminade Julienne’s deep run in the Division III high school football playoffs last season. The 6-foot-2 receiver was an electrifying home run threat on every catch. Kickoff and punt returns also were thrill moments. “It’s always been the goal to carry over great progression into the next season,” said Wilcox following...

HS Scores 9/6: Wayneboys edge Northmont, Alter ties Mariemont

Football Thursday’s Results CHAMINADE JULIENNE 58, GREENVILLE 16 G 3 0 6 7 — 16 CJ 28 20 3 7 — 58 First Quarter CJ: Johnson 41 run (Staub kick). CJ: Wilcox 7 pass from Minor (Staub kick). G: Flannery 22 FG. CJ: Johnson 15 run (Staub kick). CJ: Wilcox 46 pass from Minor (Staub kick). Second Quarter CJ: Owens 13 pass from Minor (kick fail). CJ: Downing 6 pass from Minor (Staub kick)...

HS Roundup 9/6: Monroe boys soccer shuts out Badin

Monroe boys soccer beat Badin in a 2-0 game on Thursday evening. The two goals for Monroe were made by Dario Cruz and Benjamin Griffis with a shutout from keeper Cassidy Kelly. Monroe improved to 4-1-2 record and Badin falls to 1-3. Girls Soccer Anna 9, Coldwater 0: Taylor Kauffmann from Anna made 3 goals and Taylor Noll shot one and had four assists. Amber Stewart also had one goal and 1 asssist...
Coldwater, MAC rivals, rally around injured Cavalier

Coldwater, MAC rivals, rally around injured Cavalier

One of the high school football season’s best efforts has been the heartfelt and widespread response to injured Coldwater player Shane Homan. He was injured while making a tackle in a JV game against Delphos St. John’s last Saturday. Surgery was performed at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton to fuse four vertebrae. Coldwater athletic director Eric Goodwin called on all Midwest Athletic Conference...
Football recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson down to final three 

Football recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson down to final three 

With his decision date looming, Isaiah Gibson has narrowed his recruiting choices again.  The Springfield lineman released a final three of Kentucky, Purdue and Wisconsin on Thursday.  Gibson, a 247Sports Composite three-star prospect, has previously said he intends to commit Sept. 19.  In August, he posted a final seven schools of Kentucky, Purdue, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Minnesota...
Tecumseh’s wing-T formula: Get the ball to Wasson

Tecumseh’s wing-T formula: Get the ball to Wasson

Tecumseh High School football coach Chris Cory knows every nuance of his wing-T offense without looking at a playbook. His players, however, are running it for the first time with mixed results. The offense generated 383 yards in the 31-0 Week 1 defeat of Fairborn. Last week it was held to 136 yards in a 49-28 loss to Butler. “I understand what they’re supposed to do,” Cory said...
High School Football: Who are the top teams in our Week 3 power rankings?

High School Football: Who are the top teams in our Week 3 power rankings?

The top high school football area teams, compiled by Cox Media Group Ohio. All games on Friday unless otherwise noted. 1. Northmont (2-0): d. Fairmont 24-21; hosts Tippecanoe (1-1). 2. Wayne (2-0): d. Col. Christians of Faith Academy 42-6; hosts Akron Hoban (2-0). 3. Springfield (2-0): d. Fairfield 15-14; at Hudson (0-2). 4. Fairmont (1-1): lost 24-21 at Northmont; hosts Milford (1-1). 5. Miamisburg...

HS Roundup 9/5: Tecumseh boys take lead in CBC Kenton Trail

The Tecumseh boys soccer team defeated Shawnee 4-1 on Wednesday to move into the top spot of the Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division. Emmanuel Gutierrez, Kenyon Runner, Elijah Hall and Enrique Ruiz each had a score for Tecumseh and Stephen Mattingly posted two assists. Tecumseh improved to 2-2-1 overall and 2-0 in conference play; Shawnee fell to 2-3 and 0-1. Boys Soccer Bellefontaine...

HS Scores 9/5: Bellefontaine, Urbana boys post shutout victories

Boys Golf Wednesday’s Results Arcanum 183, Twin Valley South 190 Bellefontaine 174, Tecumseh 185 Ben Logan 184, Kenton Ridge 191 Northmont 172, Butler 177 Troy 172, Sidney 186 Tuesday’s Results Anna 164, Fort Loramie 168 Ben Logan 174, Liberty Hills 185 Fairbanks 158, Cedarville 182 Greeneview 176, Triad 193 Jackson Center 177, Botkins 181 Mechanicsburg 198, Greenon 199 Miami East 183...
High School Football: Northwestern happy but not ‘content’ with 2-0 start

High School Football: Northwestern happy but not ‘content’ with 2-0 start

The Northwestern High School football team may be 2-0 for the second straight season, but it is far from playing its best football. Just ask second-year coach Shane Carter. “We have to put four quarters of football together,” Carter said. “We have to get our guys playing hard in all three phases. I’m happy with where we are, but I’m not content. There’s two games...

HS Roundup 9/4: Graham and Urbana volleyball fight till the end

Urbana girls volleyball played five tight matches in a losing effort against Graham on Tuesday. Leading for Urbana was Taylor Adams who had 33 assists and 11 digs followed by Emily Skelley with 10 kills and 20 digs. Urbana’s record is now 3-3 after set scores of 8-25, 16-25, 25-23, 25-20 and 10-15 on Tuesday. Boys Golf Anna 164, Fort Loramie 168: Co-medalists Bryce Cobb from Anna and Caeleb...

HS Scores 9/4: Centerville golf wins Firebird Invitational

Boys Golf Tuesday’s Results Anna 164, Fort Loramie 168 Ben Logan 174, Liberty Hills 185 Fairbanks 158, Cedarville 182 Greeneview 176, Triad 193 Jackson Center 177, Botkins 181 Tecumseh 181, Kenton Ridge 183 Tri-County North 171, Covington 193 Firebird Inviational At Beavercreek Golf Course Team Results: Centerville 298, Alter 302, Lakota East 313, Springboro 317, Oakwood 322, Lakota West 326...
Game schedule: Week 3 high school football

Game schedule: Week 3 high school football

Greenville at Chaminade Julienne, 7 p.m., ABC 22 / FOX 45, Ch. 45.2, Ch. 995 (Spectrum), Ch. 44 (Dish), mytvdayton.com Akron Hoban at Wayne, WSWO-FM (97.3), DaytonOldies.org Alter at Centerville, OhioSportsline.net/ Anna at New Bremen, 7:30 p.m. Ansonia at Arcanum, wtgr.com Badin at Edgewood Beavercreek at Fairborn Blanchester at Waynesville Bradford at Mississinawa Valley Carlisle at Oakwood Cin...
Centerville grad claimed on waivers by Browns

Centerville grad claimed on waivers by Browns

The Cleveland Browns claimed Centerville High School graduate Ifeadi Odenigbo on waivers Sunday. Odenigbo, a 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive end, was one of five players reportedly claimed by the Browns. “At the end of the day, I think that we are a better football team on both sides of the line of scrimmage ,” Browns GM John Dorsey said. “I think that our skill groups have a lot of...
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