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High School Softball State Poll: Is your team ranked?

Below is the second of six weekly polls from the Ohio High School Softball Coaches Association. First-place votes in parenthesis. »RELATED: Butler golfer wins Justin Thomas Junior Championship »RELATED: Dunbar runs away with Edwin Moses Relay title DIVISION I 1. Lebanon (10) 127 2. Louisville (2) 103 3. Perrysburg 92 4. Mason 73 5. Central Crossing 66 6. Elyria (1) 55 7. Holland Springfield...
This breakout Springfield junior is among the state’s best in his event. Here’s how he’s doing it.

This breakout Springfield junior is among the state’s best in his event. Here’s how he’s doing it.

It didn’t take long for Springfield High School junior Austin Tyree to establish himself among the state’s best hurdlers this spring. His personal best times of 39.04 in the 300-meter hurdles and 15.05 in the 110 highs shot him high on the Division I state leader board. That kind of breakout season is just what Tyree had envisioned. “Being a part of such a great team, I wanted to...

HS Scores 4/21: Beavercreek wins MVTCA Coaches Cup

Baseball Friday’s Results Badin 8, McNicholas 3 Ben Logan 3, Urbana 0 Carlisle 9, Dixie 0 Centerville 4, Northmont 3 Chaminade Julienne 12, Carroll 2 Cin. Country Day 9, Cin. Christian 3 Colerain 13, Middletown 1 Dayton Christian 25, Yellow Springs 0 Fairbanks 7, Greeneview 3 Fenwick 8, Alter 3 Greenville 2, West Carrollton 0 Hamilton 7, Princeton 2 Monroe 15, Lebanon 6 New Bremen 24, Riverside...

HS Roundup 4/21: Mechanicsburg softball wins Lady Redskin Invitational

The Mechanicsburg girls softball team won the 2018 Lady Redskin Invitational, hosted by Fort Loramie, for the second consecutive year. Mechanicsburg slipped past Riverside, 4-2, to advance to the championship game, where they edged out Fort Loramie, 5-3. Audrey Ayers, Mallory Blackmon and Taylor Hurst all recorded multiple hits for Fort Loramie. Riverside won the consolation game between Riverside...
Dunbar runs away with Edwin Moses Relays boys title

Dunbar runs away with Edwin Moses Relays boys title

All Dunbar needs to do is follow Jalani Allen’s lead in its quest to ring up yet another boys state track and field team championship. That’s the Wolverines’ goal every spring season. The names change over the years, but the goal always remains the same. “We hope to go for back-to-back (state championships),” said Allen during the 68th annual Dayton Edwin C. Moses Relays...

HS Roundup 4/20: Centerville beats Northmont in Reds Showcase

Centerville edged Northmont 4-3 in ten innings in a Reds Showcase baseball game at Wright State on Friday. Riley Poulton hit a triple then scored on an error for the winning run. Thomas Jenkins added two RBI for Centerville and was named the player of the game. Baseball Springboro 13, Fairmont 5: Spencer Virtue had two hits and three RBI out of the leadoff spot and Jake D’Amico added two RBI...

HS Scores 4/20: Lakota East softball wins in ten inning game

Baseball Thursday’s Results Anna 10, Fort Loramie 9 Belmont 17, Dunbar 2 Benjamin Logan 12, Jonathan Alder 6 Brookville 15, Oakwood 8 Centerville 13, Alter 0 Chaminade Julienne 7, Northmont 1 Fairborn 5, Butler Fairfield 7, Troy 4 Fenwick 5, McNicholas 3 Kenton Ridge 2, Northwestern 1 Lebanon 11, Talawanda 2 Little Miami 6, Fairmont 5 Middletown 23, Trotwood 2 Middletown Christian 14, Dixie...
Area players, coaches on South teams for all-star basketball games

Area players, coaches on South teams for all-star basketball games

Six area girls, five boys and three coaches will participate in Friday night’s Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association North vs. South all-star basketball games. »RELATED: Sidney standout to transfer There will be two girls games at Denison University in Granville and two boys games at Olentangy Liberty High School north of Columbus. Tippecanoe teammates Allison Mader and Maddie...
Kenton Ridge beats Northwestern in showdown of CBC softball leaders

Kenton Ridge beats Northwestern in showdown of CBC softball leaders

To hear Kenton Ridge catcher Peyton Fleming describe the softball team’s attitude, the Cougars are “big on doing our job.” “Get up and do what you need to score a run whether it’s a bunt, sacrifice bunt, base hit. Whatever you need to do to get on,” Fleming said. And true to their philosophy, Wednesday night’s fifth-inning rally to help beat Northwestern 5-3...

HS Scores 4/19: Tecumseh tennis wins 10 straight, Belmont routs Dunbar

PREP RESULTS Baseball Wednesday’s Results Anna 8, Fairlawn 4 Ansonia 8, Twin Valley South 6 Badin 5, McNicholas 3 Beavercreek 2, Wayne 0 Bellbrook 1, Oakwood 0 Carlisle 13, Dixie 0 Chaminade Julienne 11, Carroll 0 Colerain 16, Middletown 3 Eaton 7, Valley View 0 Fairbanks 10, Indian Lake 0 Fenwick 13, Alter 0 Franklin 2, Brookville 1 Graham 3, Urbana 2 Hamilton 13, Princeton 6 Kenton Ridge 5...

HS Roundup 4/19: Carroll’s Bethel notches 2,000th career assist

Spencer Bethel notched his 2,000th career assist as Carroll’s boys volleyball team swept Chaminade Julienne. The team took the sets 25-19, 26-24 and 27-25. Bethel finished with 35 assists and 10 digs. Josh Brun tacked on 13 kills and three blocks, while Cameron Pronvonsil rounded Carroll out with seven kills. Baseball Centerville 13, Alter 0: Joe Requarth picked up his first varsity win in the...

HS Roundup 4/18: Kohr delivers walk-off hit for Northmont

Northmont baseball edged Lebanon 2-1 in extra innings on Wednesday after Jason Kohr drove in Adam Bendinelli in the bottom of the eighth inning for a walk-off victory. Bendinelli also had the game-tying RBI in the sixth inning for Northmont. Austin Harrison plated the lone run for Lebanon in the second inning. Baseball Springboro 12, Miamisburg 5: Tyler Kean doubled, drove in four runs and scored...

HS Scores 4/18: Xenia baseball edges Wilmington in extras

Baseball Tuesday’s Results Centerville 11, Alter 0 Coldwater 2, Delphos St. Johns 1 Fairfield 9, Lakota East 8 Fenwick 6, Franklin 3 Mason 5, Hamilton 0 National Trail 15, Covington 3 New Bremen 6, Minster 2 Oakwood 1, Waynesville 0 Preble Shawnee 10, Dixie 0 Springboro 7, Miamisburg 2 Ross 2, Northwest 1 St. Henry 11, New Knoxville 0 Wednesday’s Results Anna 8, Fairlawn 4 Badin 5, McNicholas...
OSU volleyball recruit from Troy delivers in track, too

OSU volleyball recruit from Troy delivers in track, too

Volleyball remains the favorite sport for Troy High School senior Camryn Moeller, who recently signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Ohio State University. And though she found success in track and field late in her high school career – she tried the sport for the first time last season – it’s no surprise Moeller is a hit in that, too. »RELATED: Sidney standout headed...
Greenville’s Matt Light finalist for Patriots hall of fame

Greenville’s Matt Light finalist for Patriots hall of fame

Greenville High School graduate Matt Light went against the best as a decorated member of the New England Patriots offensive line. And now he’s matched against the best of the Patriots. Light, whose entire NFL career was spent with New England (2001-11), is one of three former Patriots who made the team’s hall of fame nomination cut this spring. He joins former defensive lineman Richard...
Sports Today: No 2 potential NFL quarterbacks are created equally

Sports Today: No 2 potential NFL quarterbacks are created equally

Nothing represents the craziness of the NFL draft better than the juxtaposition of J.T. Barrett and Malik Zaire.  For the second time in their lives, the two quarterbacks are pretty much peers.  Five years after being four-star college football prospects, their potential in the pros is much more in doubt — even though virtually nothing about the intervening years is similar. ...

HS Scores 4/17: Centerville routs Alter, ‘Creek volleyball sweeps Xenia

PREP RESULTS Baseball Tuesday’s Results Centerville 11, Alter 0 Coldwater 2, Delphos St. Johns 1 Fairfield 9, Lakota East 8 Mason 5, Hamilton 0 National Trail 15, Covington 3 New Bremen 6, Minster 2 Oakwood 1, Waynesville 0 Preble Shawnee 10, Dixie 0 Springboro 7, Miamisburg 2 Ross 2, Northwest 1 St. Henry 11, New Knoxville 0 Softball Tuesday’s Results Covington 8, National Trail 5 Fairborn...

HS Roundup 4/17: Fairfield baseball edges out East in extra innings

Aaron Newkirk hit for the game winning double and RBI in the bottom of the 10th inning as Fairfield slipped past Lakota East, 9-8. Cam Tenhundfeld tacked on three hits in five attempts at the plate. Jack Willms led East in the losing effort with four hits. Mitchell Vincent chipped in three. Baseball Centerville 11, Alter 0: Morgan Colopy and Tyler Rahe each knocked one out of the park in the shutout...
Mangold proud of being ‘Steady Eddie’ in 11 seasons in NFL

Mangold proud of being ‘Steady Eddie’ in 11 seasons in NFL

Twelve years ago this month, Nick Mangold’s NFL journey began when the New York Jets drafted him in the first round. The Alter High School graduate watched the draft at home in Centerville with his family. “We watched this kid take his first steps, watched him ride a bike and go off to school,” Nick’s dad, Vern Mangold, told the Dayton Daily News that day, “but this was...

HS Roundup 4/16: Lebanon softball leads state poll

Lebanon, which received seven first place votes for Division I, headlined the softball state coaches poll released on Monday. Clinton-Massie had two first place votes in Division II and Kenton Ridge and Greenville each had one. Parkway had two first place votes in Division IV and Bradford had one. Boys Tennis Badin 5, Monroe 0: Badin swept the singles and doubles matches, with Seth Paponia, Max Jorgensen...
Sidney two-sport standout will transfer to Huntington (W.Va.) Prep

Sidney two-sport standout will transfer to Huntington (W.Va.) Prep

Andre Gordon had already decided he wouldn’t play football as a senior at Sidney High School. On Monday, he crossed out basketball with the Yellow Jackets, too. The two-sport standout announced via Twitter on Monday he will transfer to nationally renowned Huntington Prep (W.Va.) for his senior year and play basketball only. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” he said...
Former Dunbar basketball teammates going in different directions

Former Dunbar basketball teammates going in different directions

Former Dunbar High School basketball standouts Caleb McConnell and DeVon Baker are moving in the opposite directions. On Sunday, McConnell announced via Twitter he has verbally committed to Rutgers University. On Monday, Baker also went to Twitter to announce he was opening his recruitment after previously committing to Siena (N.Y.). Both transferred last summer from Dunbar to a relatively new...
Greenon’s Falkenbach, Shawnee’s Garberich step away from coaching

Greenon’s Falkenbach, Shawnee’s Garberich step away from coaching

Greenon’s Gary Falkenbach and Shawnee’s Blake Garberich won’t be coaching girls basketball next season, but they both said they expect to coach again. Falkenbach said, “It’s just time,” to step away from the job he has held since 2007. “The good Lord’s got something for me. I’m just not sure what.” Falkenbach led the Knights to three Central...

HS Scores 4/14: Springboro gets walk-off win in second straight game

Baseball Friday’s Results Bellbrook 7, Valley View 6 Carlisle 2, Preble Shawnee 1 Centerville 6, Lebanon 2 Fairmont 9, Beavercreek 7 Fenwick 10, McNicholas 2 Goshen 5, Franklin 3 Greenville 12, Fairborn 2 Lakota West 18, Middletown 0 Madison 12, Milton-Union 2 Mississinawa Valley 16, Jackson Center 10 Monroe 5, Eaton 0 National Trail 13, Bethel 0 New Bremen 6, Fort Loramie 5 Northeastern 16...

HS Roundup 4/14: Tecumseh baseball blows out Springfield

The Tecumseh boys baseball team triumphed over Springfield, 13-3. Tecumseh earned 13 runs on eight hits, while Springfield’s three came off six hits. Will Sowder picked up the win on the mound, throwing a complete game with seven strikeouts. Gavin Wasson tacked on two hits in the win. Avery Swigart and Nate McGlothin each ran for doubles in the losing effort. Baseball Northeastern 16, Yellow...
Graham softball eyes CBC title after three straight runner-up finishes

Graham softball eyes CBC title after three straight runner-up finishes

The Graham Falcons have been in this position before. The next several days might determine if they will stay there. Graham has finished second in the Central Buckeye Conference’s Mad River Division the past three seasons. Coach Ralph Foster and his Falcons are determined to end that streak. And it starts with a key two-game set with defending division champ Northwestern on Monday and Tuesday...
Northwestern rallies to win Clark County boys tennis tourney

Northwestern rallies to win Clark County boys tennis tourney

Northwestern senior Corbin Fuschino was already facing challenges in his No. 3 singles championship match at the Clark County Tennis Tournament on Friday. First, there was a steady wind that consistently hit 20 mph, causing serves to curve wide and lobs to sometimes do a U-turn back over the net. Playing for an individual championship added more pressure. And Fuschino was doing it against an opponent...
High School Baseball: Talented Greenon continues steady climb

High School Baseball: Talented Greenon continues steady climb

The win total for the Greenon High School baseball team has crept north the past few seasons. Greenon coach Dan Young didn’t have a specific five-year plan for success, per se. But year five is looking even better for the Knights. “If you’re going to beat us you better beat us this year,” Young said. “We have a lot of kids playing select baseball now. We’re young...

HS Roundup 4/13: ‘Boro baseball beats Wayne in extras

The Springboro baseball team defeated Wayne 3-2 in walkoff fashion in extra innings on Friday. Spencer Virtue, Cameron Rountree and Hayden Combs each plated a run for ‘Boro. Calvin Walters went 3-for-4 with a run scored and Tyler Kean was 2-for-3. Dylan Donchez and Jordan Long scored a run apiece for Wayne. Baseball Northmont 6, Springfield 1: Cole Stephens collected three hits and three RBI...
Hartman: OHSAA’s competitive balance initiative working as intended without going too far

Hartman: OHSAA’s competitive balance initiative working as intended without going too far

So far, so good.  Those are the words I keep coming back to when evaluating the first year of the competitive balance measure enacted by the OHSAA.  I thought so when the first divisional alignments were announced a year or so ago, during the football playoffs last fall and at the boys’ basketball state tournament last month.  The announcement this week of boys’ basketball...

HS Scores 4/12: Kenton Ridge blows out Indian Lake, Dixie tennis wins

PREP RESULTS Baseball Wednesday’s Results Belmont 10, Thurgood Marshall 0 Ben Logan 10, Graham 0 Carroll 11, McNicholas 10 Chaminade Julienne 2, Badin 0 Cedarville 11, Yellow Springs 4 Centerville 6, Butler 3 Edgewood 15, Ross 5 Fenwick 13, Miamisburg 7 Greeneview 6, Mechanicsburg 4 Jonathan Alder 13, Tecumseh 5 Kenton Ridge 9, Bellbrook 3 Lebanon 2, Wayne 1 Madison 20, Dixie 0 Mason 12, Lakota...

HS Roundup 4/12: Elam’s three runs push Tecumseh over Urbana

Hunter Elam’s three runs helped push Tecumseh over Urbana, 8-2. Davey Berner pitched a complete game for the Arrows, striking out 11 batters. Will Sowder contributed offensively with three RBIs and a double, while Blais Hale tacked on a triple. Payton Shannon rounded out the offense with two hits. Kaleb Bowdle and Brayden Fain each had two hits in the Urbana loss. Baseball Coldwater 2, Parkway...
Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association D-I All-Area teams

Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association D-I All-Area teams

Joe Cochran of Springfield High School, Graham’s Mitch Moore and Graham Shore of Miami East are the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association wrestlers of the year in their respective divisions. All are seniors. Coaches of the year are Mark Peck (Butler), Bill Miller (Valley View) and Mark Rose (Miami East). Cochran compiled a 35-3 record and placed third at 220 pounds in the D-I state meet...
Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association D-II All-Area teams

Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association D-II All-Area teams

Joe Cochran of Springfield High School, Graham’s Mitch Moore and Graham Shore of Miami East are the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association wrestlers of the year in their respective divisions. All are seniors. Coaches of the year are Mark Peck (Butler), Bill Miller (Valley View) and Mark Rose (Miami East). Cochran compiled a 35-3 record and placed third at 220 pounds in the D-I state meet...
Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association D-III All-Area teams

Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association D-III All-Area teams

Joe Cochran of Springfield High School, Graham’s Mitch Moore and Graham Shore of Miami East are the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association wrestlers of the year in their respective divisions. All are seniors. Coaches of the year are Mark Peck (Butler), Bill Miller (Valley View) and Mark Rose (Miami East). »RELATED: GMVWA D-I All-Area teams Cochran compiled a 35-3 record and placed...
Beavercreek grad follows his dream to TCU football

Beavercreek grad follows his dream to TCU football

Michael Carroll encountered doubters and naysayers as a Beavercreek High School senior in 2014 while telling anyone who would listen that he planned to play major-college football. Those speaking into his life were only doing what they thought was best for him. He was an undersized safety with a bum knee who wasn’t even among the team leaders in tackles, and there isn’t much demand among...
Bellbrook athletic director announces impending resignation

Bellbrook athletic director announces impending resignation

A new superintendent isn’t the only administrative change Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools will experience next school year. Bellbrook High School’s athletic department will undergo a leadership switch, too. Tom Bean, the district’s athletic director since 1998 and an ‘86 BHS graduate, will step down in June. The job posted internally this week. Bean was honored in November by...
Springfield track standout Quincy Scott signs with two-time defending Division II champion Tiffin

Springfield track standout Quincy Scott signs with two-time defending Division II champion Tiffin

It’s been about five years since Mike Davis met Quincy Scott. It came at a Clark County track meet when Davis was in his first season as a volunteer coach with Springfield High School. “(Quincy’s) dad came up to me and said he wanted to introduce me to his son. He brought this skinny, shy kid over to me,” Davis said. “He said this kid is going to be a good long jumper...
High School Baseball: Numbers on Emmanuel Christian’s side this season

High School Baseball: Numbers on Emmanuel Christian’s side this season

Having one of the smaller OHSAA enrollment figures in the state presents a unique set challenges for Emmanuel Christian Academy baseball coach Rick Herring. Some seasons there’s a need to recruit the hallways for bodies to fill out the bench, even if they’ve never played baseball before. The gym has bleachers that don’t retract meaning the team is limited with drills during indoor...

HS Roundup 4/11: Chapman leads Carroll baseball in rally win

Steve Chapman had an RBI double to help Carroll pull off a three run rally in the final inning for an 11-10 win versus McNicholas in baseball on Wednesday. Chapman finished 2-for-4 with four RBI. Trent Randall added four hits and four RBI and Jake Westgerdes was 3-for-3 with a double and the win in relief. The victory moved Carroll to 2-0 in conference play and 3-4 overall. Baseball Northmont 13,...

HS Scores 4/11: Lebanon gets walk-off win against Wayne

Baseball Tuesday’s Results Arcanum 5, Franklin Monroe 0 Benjamin Logan 7, Bellefontaine 2 Butler 7, Greenville 2 Coldwater 17, New Knoxville 0 Fort Recovery 2, St. Henry 0 Lakota West 9, Lebanon 4 Landmark Blue 14, Cincinnati Christian 4 Miami East 3, Ansonia 0 Miamisburg 9, Oakwood 0 Mississinawa Valley 5, Twin Valley South 0 National Trail 5, Tri-Village 1 New Bremen 9, Marion Local 4 Northeastern...
Northeastern’s Suchland wins Clark County Ms. Basketball

Northeastern’s Suchland wins Clark County Ms. Basketball

Hayley Suchland didn’t want to be late for the all-Clark County girls basketball banquet Tuesday night, but she had a softball game to pitch. Her basketball coach, Beth Marks, was nervous that her star player might miss being introduced as a member of the coaches’ all-county team. So Suchland, as she did all season, performed well for her coach. She threw a one-hour, five-inning no-hitter...
High School Softball: Greenon eyes league title in first season in OHC

High School Softball: Greenon eyes league title in first season in OHC

The Ohio Heritage Conference serves as the new home for the Greenon Knights softball team. But as first-year coach Dan Price knows, the Knights are never too far away from the Central Buckeye Conference. Once Greenon finishes with its OHC schedule – which it hopes results in a South Division championship – the team will see those familiar faces in the Division II sectional tournament....

HS Scores 4/10: Miamisburg lacrosse bests CJ, Fenwick girls win big

PREP RESULTS Baseball Monday’s Results Anna 13, New Knoxville 0 Beavercreek 3, Springfield 0 Cincinnati Christian 21, North College Hill 0 Dayton Christian 11, Emmanuel Christian 0 Fairborn 11, Stebbins 0 Fairfield 4, Lakota West 0 Fairmont 4, Centerville 1 Fenwick 15, Purcell Marian 0 Fenwick 7, Purcell Marian 1 Greeneview 1, Southeastern 0 Hamilton 2, Oak Hills 1 Jay County 5, Coldwater 4...

HS Roundup 4/10: Miamisburg baseball blanks Oakwood

Led by freshmen talent on the mound, Miamisburg baseball shut out Oakwood, 9-0. Dane Hall and Will Cook combined for the shutout in the win. Hall struck out six, allowing four hits in his first career win. Cook allowed two hits and recorded four strikeouts. Jon Yerkins batted 4-for-for on the night. Yerkins, joined by Ethan Schultz, Aaron Sunderman and Casey Lykings all drove in runs in the win. Miamisburg...
KR’s ‘quiet leader’ Cosby picks up Clark County Mr. Basketball honor

KR’s ‘quiet leader’ Cosby picks up Clark County Mr. Basketball honor

Jameel Cosby played a quiet game of basketball for Kenton Ridge, being the efficient scorer his team needed, grabbing more rebounds than anyone noticed and leading in his own subtle way. “I’m not very talkative,” he said. Cosby was forced to talk Monday night at the Clark County Coaches All-County Basketball Banquet. A short speech is required of every player honored. And when Cosby...

HS Roundup 4/9: Fairfield baseball defeats Lakota West

The Fairfield baseball team defeated Lakota West in shutout fashion on Monday. Fairfield won 4-0. J.D. Scranton tossed a complete game shutout with five strikeouts on the mound. At the plate Tyler Caudill and Deshaun Vample each had a pair of hits to power Fairfield. Baseball Hamilton 2, Oak Hills 1: Kurtis Reid tripled and homered, driving in both runs for Hamilton. Zach Bell picked up the win on...

HS Scores 4/9: Troy, Fairborn, Beavercreek toss shutouts

Baseball Sunday’s Results Hamilton 7, Lakota West 4 St. Xavier 6, Talawanda 1 Monday’s Results Anna 13, New Knoxville 0 Beavercreek 3, Springfield 0 Cincinnati Christian 21, North College Hill 0 Dayton Christian 11, Emmanuel Christian 0 Fairborn 11, Stebbins 0 Fairfield 4, Lakota West 0 Fairmont 4, Centerville 1 Fenwick 15, Purcell Marian 0 Fenwick 7, Purcell Marian 1 Greeneview 1, Southeastern...
Fogle will resign as Trotwood-Madison athletic director

Fogle will resign as Trotwood-Madison athletic director

Guy Fogle, who oversaw an unprecedented run of football and basketball as the athletic director at Trotwood-Madison High School, announced his resignation from that position on Monday. A former local television sports personality, Fogle will have held the AD position for seven years after succeeding Jim Ladd to begin the 2011 school year. “It’s been on my mind for several months,&rdquo...
Northmont boys basketball coach resigns after five seasons

Northmont boys basketball coach resigns after five seasons

Collin Abels, who guided Northmont to a rare outright boys high school basketball conference title in the 2016-17 season, resigned from his coaching position. He led the Thunderbolts the last five seasons. A three-sport standout and Northmont graduate, he cited a familiar reason of wanting to spend more time with a growing family for stepping down. He has coached different levels of football, basketball...

HS Roundup 4/8: Roberts leads Hamilton past Lakota West

Hamilton defeated Lakota West 7-4 in a Sunday baseball game. Eric Roberts struck out seven in a complete game outing for Hamilton. Roberts also went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI at the plate. Trace Thomas added three hits and Payton Pennington had a triple. Keegan Fish and Andrew Brownley each plated a pair of runs to lead West.

HS Scores 4/8: Lebanon edges Mason, Middletown wins big

Baseball Saturday’s Results Badin 9, Edgewood 2 Butler 7, Northmont 4 Cincinnati Christian 11, New Miami 1 Coldwater 12, Southeastern 1 Fairmont 4, Dayton Christian 3 Fort Recovery 11, Greenville 0 New Bremen 10, New Knoxville 0 Sunday’s Results Hamilton 7, Lakota West 4 St. Xavier 6, Talawanda 1 Softball Saturday’s Results Cincinnati Christian 15, Clark Montessori 1 Parkway 8, Newton...

HS Roundup 4/7: Tofstad leads Butler past Northmont

Butler held off a Northmont rally for a 7-4 win in baseball action on Saturday. Preston Tofstad drove in three runs and Dolen Fults went 3-for-3 at the plate to pace Butler. Quinton Hall tallied the win and Braedon Norman nailed down the save. Garrett McGough and Ryan Pullins had three hits apiece for Northmont. Baseball Coldwater 12, Southeastern 1: Jack Muhlenkamp and Mitch Niekamp each doubled...

HS Scores 4/7: Fairmont edges Dayton Christian, Badin beats Edgewood

Baseball Friday’s Results Badin 12, St. Xavier 4 Butler 20, Stebbins 0 Coldwater 2, Parkway 0 Covington 15, Ansonia 5 Eaton 12, Oakwood 6 Fairbanks 14, West Liberty-Salem 4 Fairfield 11, Middletown 10 Fenwick 10, Jackson County (KY) 1 Fenwick 10, St. Joseph (WI) 3 Franklin 3, Carlisle 2 Greenville 18, Trotwood-Madison 5 Jonathan Alder 14, Northwestern 3 Kenton Ridge 9, Bellefontaine 1 Lakota...
Good early start promising for Graham

Good early start promising for Graham

The Graham Falcons opened the season 3-0. That might not be a big deal for some high school baseball programs, but for a team that won five games last season it’s certainly cause for optimism. “We were really young last year,” said second-year coach Jay Lewis. “Heck, I think we started most games with six sophomores, a couple juniors and a freshman. It’s nice we have...

HS Scores 4/6: Northmont, ‘Creek softball combines for 34 runs

PREP RESULTS Baseball Thursday’s Results Anna 5, Russia 1 Arcanum 11, Bradford 6 Benjamin Logan 3, Tecumseh 0 Butler 9, Piqua 1 Centerville 4, Wayne 0 Coldwater 10, Minster 4 Dayton Christian 10, Greeneview 8 Franklin 5, Dixie 1 Franklin Monroe 4, Twin Valley South 3 Graham 4, Bellefontaine 0 Kenton Ridge 4, Urbana 2 Monroe 14, Valley View 4 Northeastern 17, Mechanicsburg 0 Northmont 14, Bethel...

HS Roundup 4/6: Fenwick finishes spring break on winning note

The Fenwick baseball team wrapped up spring break with a pair of wins over Jackson County (KY) and St. Joseph (WI) on Friday. In the 10-1 win over Jackson County Adam Brian drove in a pair of runs with three hits and Sam Kemper picked up the win on the mound. Keegan Corbett tallied three hits and three RBI and Matt Fink drove in four runs. Fenwick finished the spring break trip with a 4-1 record....
High School Basketball: Who made boys all-area teams?

High School Basketball: Who made boys all-area teams?

Darius Quisenberry (Wayne), Myles Belyeu (Trotwood-Madison), Justin Ahrens (Versailles) and Tyler Mescher (Marion Local) are the players of the year in their respective divisions for the All-Area boys high school basketball teams. Joining them as coaches of the year are Nathan Martindale (Wayne), Rocky Rockhold (Trotwood), Brett Kopp (Bethel) and Kurt Goettemoeller (Marion Local). A 6-foot-1 senior...
New Shawnee coach envisions Braves competing for CBC title

New Shawnee coach envisions Braves competing for CBC title

Shawnee has been kept off the baseball field because of nearly three inches of rain the first five days of April, nearly matching the month’s annual average. But the topic of discussion for first-year coach Brad Olinger was a drought. The high school program’s last Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division title came in 2004. Olinger isn’t guaranteeing a CBC title this season...
Alter grad Simmons grateful for backup role at NCAA runner-up Michigan

Alter grad Simmons grateful for backup role at NCAA runner-up Michigan

Nothing against Ohio University, but Jaaron Simmons needed to make another move. “I really didn’t want to leave OU,” reflected the Alter High School grad and senior graduate transfer for the University of Michigan men’s basketball team this past season. “It was a personal decision to challenge myself and learn more about the game in a different view. I learned a lot of...

HS Scores 4/5: Eaton’s Gel pitches first career perfect game

PREP RESULTS Baseball Wednesday’s Results Badin 3, Covington Catholic (KY) 2 Fenwick 18, Grace Christian (NC) 2 Ross 3, Goshen 2 Springboro 8, Marion County (KY) 2 Thursday’s Results Anna 5, Russia 1 Arcanum 11, Bradford 6 Benjamin Logan 3, Tecumseh 0 Butler 9, Piqua 1 Centerville 4, Wayne 0 Coldwater 10, Minster 4 Franklin 5, Dixie 1 Franklin Monroe 4, Twin Valley South 3 Graham 4, Bellefontaine...
Trotwood-Madison grad Torrey Patton transferring from Akron

Trotwood-Madison grad Torrey Patton transferring from Akron

Torrey Patton, a Division II state player of the year at Trotwood-Madison High School, will transfer from the University of Akron men’s basketball program. The 6-foot-4 wing spent only this past season as a freshman with the Zips. He announced his decision to leave by Twitter on Thursday. “I wouldn’t say I made a mistake,” he said. “I wanted to figure out what I really...
Arrows confident despite injuries, slow start to season

Arrows confident despite injuries, slow start to season

Tecumseh Arrows were looking to start the high school baseball season with momentum. That would offset last season, which ended with losses in six of the Arrows’ last seven games. Wet and cold weather, though, has slowed down the Arrows – along with every other team around the area. But that’s not the only struggle the team has faced. Injuries have also put a damper on the season&rsquo...
Northeastern athletic director dies: Funeral arrangements set

Northeastern athletic director dies: Funeral arrangements set

A school official from Northeastern Local Schools has released details on the funeral arrangements for the Northeastern High School athletic director who died Monday. Services for Darin Binkley will take place on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, according to an e-mail from Northeastern Principal Todd Justice. A visitation will be hosted on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and the funeral will take place...

HS Roundup 4/4: Rawlings paces Badin softball

Nicole Rawlings drove in a pair of runs to help her cause on the mound in Badin softball’s 15-5 win versus Roger Bacon on Wednesday. Rawlings went 3-for-3 at the plate and struck out seven on the mound to move to 2-1. Maddie Curtner and Sydney Rawlings each tacked on a pair of hits and Brooke Giuliano doubled and drove in two. Tennis Miami Valley 4, Beavercreek 1: Colton Morehart and Niyanth...

HS Scores 4/4: Fenwick, Badin pick up baseball wins

Baseball Tuesday’s Results Fenwick 4, Eastern (NJ) 3 Fenwick (IL) 5, Fenwick 1 Middlesboro (KY) 12, Carroll 4 Springboro 11, Greenup County (KY) 9 Cartersville (GA) 2, Troy 0 Springboro 10, Johnson Central (KY) 7 Wednesday’s Results Badin 3, Covington Catholic (KY) 2 Fenwick 18, Grace Christian (NC) 2 Ross 3, Goshen 2 Springboro 8, Marion County (KY) 2 Softball Tuesday’s Results...
Sports Today: Recruiting Ohio continues to be tricky for Urban Meyer at Ohio State

Sports Today: Recruiting Ohio continues to be tricky for Urban Meyer at Ohio State

Another area high school football made his verbal commitment earlier this week when Gabe Newburg announced he will be going to Michigan.  The Northmont defensive end is a three-star prospect with a dozen college offers.  LandOf10.com recruiting analyst Ryan Donnelly reports he visited Ohio State last week but wasn’t willing to wait any longer to see if Urban Meyer was going to offer...

HS Scores 4/3: Valley View tennis sweeps Madison

PREP RESULTS Baseball Monday’s Results Anna 12, Jackson Center 2 Butler 4, Piqua 0 Carlton (MI) 9, Lebanon 4 Fairbanks 9, Northeastern 8 Fairborn 7, Trotwood-Madison 0 Fairborn 22, Trotwood-Madison 0 Kenton Ridge 8, Bellefontaine 1 Hamilton 14, Middletown 8 Lakota West 5, Colerain 3 Milton-Union 15, Northridge 0 Southeastern 9, Cedarville 2 Spg. Shawnee 3, Tecumseh 0 Springboro 13, West Jessamine...

HS Roundup 4/3: ‘Creek volleyball bests Northmont in four sets

Boys Tennis Valley View 5, Madison 0: Skylar Harman, Lane Powell and Dawson Hamm each earned singles wins in the victory over Madison. The doubles duos of Adam Michael and Mickey Neal and Neah Harrison and Ian Thompson helped pull off the sweep for Valley View. Boys Volleyball Beavercreek 3, Northmont 1: Beavercreek moved to 3-0 with the win. Parker Mikesch tallied 15 digs and 12 kills for &lsquo...
Wayne’s Brown, Robertson MVP of Tri-Cities Classic

Wayne’s Brown, Robertson MVP of Tri-Cities Classic

Zarik Brown and Taylor Robertson of Wayne High School swept MVP honors and led the Warriors to a sweep of the boys and girls team titles in last weekend’s Tri-Cities Track and Field Classic at Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tennessee. Brown, a junior, won the 200 meters and set a meet record 21.87 in a qualifying heat. He also was second in the 100 (10.82). Robertson, a senior, won...
Northeastern ‘reeling’ from death of athletic director, veteran teacher

Northeastern ‘reeling’ from death of athletic director, veteran teacher

Darin Binkley, a beloved longtime Northeastern Local Schools teacher, coach and first-year high school athletic director, died Monday. He was 52. No details of his death were provided. It was initially posted on a school media site. The effect was immediate and widespread throughout the district and community. “You can’t plan for things like this,” Northeastern Local Superintendent...
Northwestern looking to refind its hit streak

Northwestern looking to refind its hit streak

Northwestern High School baseball coach Todd Houseman had plenty of optimism going into last season because of a slew of solid hitters. After what he’d seen the previous year, he figured he had tough outs up and down the order. But that high-powered offense never materialized. Instead of consistently hearing the crack of the bat, the sound most often heard was the thud of the ball hitting the...

HS Roundup 4/2: Norman throws shutout for Butler

Braedon Norman tossed a complete game shutout to lead Butler baseball in a 4-0 win over Piqua on Monday. Norman scattered five hits and struck out 12 to improve to 2-0. At the plate for Butler Dolen Fults went 3-for-4 and Boston Smith drove in a pair of runs. Baseball Springboro 13, West Jessamine (KY) 2: Spencer Virtue went 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored from the leadoff spot and Tyler...

HS Scores 4/2: Shawnee shuts out Tecumseh, Lebanon loses

Baseball Sunday’s Results Madison 12, Sayre (KY) 11 Monday’s Results Anna 12, Jackson Center 2 Butler 4, Piqua 0 Carlton (MI) 9, Lebanon 4 Fairbanks 9, Northeastern 8 Fairborn 7, Trotwood-Madison 0 Fairborn 22, Trotwood-Madison 0 Kenton Ridge 8, Bellefontaine 1 Hamilton 14, Middletown 8 Lakota West 5, Colerain 3 Milton-Union 15, Northridge 0 Southeastern 9, Cedarville 2 Spg. Shawnee 3...

Central softball rallies around new coach

When Marcie Guetierez was offered the job as the Catholic Central High School varsity softball coach, he didn’t need much time to mull it over. “I jumped in with both feet,” he said. The 49-year-old Guetierez had been a grade school and junior high softball coach in the Catholic Central system for the last six years and has coached youth sports in Springfield since 1989. He takes...
Fairmont grad Westbeld caps Notre Dame career with national title

Fairmont grad Westbeld caps Notre Dame career with national title

Notre Dame and Fairmont High School graduate Kathryn Westbeld defeated Mississippi State 61-58 on a last-second shot to win the NCAA women’s basketball national championship on Sunday night. Trailing by 15 points in the second half at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Arike Ogunbowale’s 3-pointer with 0.1 left was the game winner. There was a do-over celebration...

HS Roundup 3/31: Wayne’s Brown, Robertson get MVP at Tri-Cities Classic

Zarik Brown and Taylor Robertson were named meet MVPs at the Tri-Cities Track Classic held in Johnson City, TN. Wayne won both the boys and girls overall titles, scoring 126 and 116 points respectively. Brown set a meet record in the 200m dash, completing the event in 21.87 seconds, while Roberston won the 100m hurdle and triple jump. Justin Harris also set a meet record, finishing the 110m hurdle...

HS Scores 3/31: Franklin edges Middies, Lebanon shuts out Fairfield

Baseball Friday’s Results Buckhannon-Upshur 4, Northwestern 3 Colerain 4, Fairfield 0 Fairborn 15, National Trail 5 Halifax County (VA) 4, Butler 0 Hamilton 12, Middletown 4 National Trail 7, Fairborn 6 Roosevelt 7, Bellefontaine 5 Ross 4, RCA (TN) 0 Ross 3, Grundy County (TN) 0 Tippecanoe 11, Ft. Walton Beach (FL) 1 Saturday’s Results Badin 12, Little Miami 0 Fairmont 12, West Carrollton...
Hamilton High School boys basketball coach resigns

Hamilton High School boys basketball coach resigns

For Sean Van Winkle, the decision was easy. A coach who has always preached being a family to his teams, coaches and the school district, Van Winkle resigned Saturday morning, citing his desire to spend more time with his immediate family, ending a four-year run as head coach of the Hamilton High boys basketball team. “It is time to be a husband and a father,” Van Winkle said, mentioning...
Football recruiting: Springfield’s Moses Douglass announces college choice

Football recruiting: Springfield’s Moses Douglass announces college choice

The University of Kentucky is the next stop for Moses Douglass.  A four-star junior defensive back prospect at Springfield, Douglass announced his decision Saturday afternoon on Twitter.  Douglass was second among Wildcats with 65 tackles last season, and the 6-foot-2, 190-pounder projects as a safety or nickel in college.  He is the No. 9 player in Ohio for 2019 according to the 247Sports...
Impending GWOC realignment part of a continuing trend

Impending GWOC realignment part of a continuing trend

The Greater Western Ohio Conference, which consists of 20 public schools from the largest communities surrounding Dayton, will split in half or more by fall of 2020. GWOC commissioner Eric Spahr confirmed 10 current GWOC members – all in the American North and South Divisions - submitted withdrawal notifications and intend to form a new conference. An 11th GWOC school – Lebanon &ndash...

HS Roundup 3/30: Trainer leads KR past Springfield

Lexee Trainer tripled and drove in four runs to help Kenton Ridge defeat Springfield 14-2 in softball on Friday. Trainer finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored and Jade Espinosa was 4-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored. Carly Turner tabbed the victory on the mound, improving to 2-0. Baseball Hamilton 12, Middletown 4: Eric Roberts tripled and drove in two along with picking up the win on the mound...

HS Scores 3/30: Hamilton baseball scores 12, Eaton tennis sweeps Dixie

PREP RESULTS Baseball Thursday’s Results North Penn 6, Butler 3 Friday’s Results Hamilton 12, Middletown 4 Roosevelt 7, Bellefontaine 5 Softball Thursday’s Results Oshkosh (WI) 7, Northmont 5 Friday’s Results Kenton Ridge 14, Springfield 2 Boys Tennis Friday’s Results Eaton 5, Dixie 0 Tecumseh 4, Bellefontaine 1 REPORTING RESULTS Contact the Cox Media Group Ohio (Dayton...
Girls high school basketball All-Area teams

Girls high school basketball All-Area teams

Corinne Thomas (Tecumseh), Maddie Frederick (Tippecanoe), Hayley Suchland (Northeastern) and Tatum McBride (Newton) are the All-Area girls high school basketball players of the year in their respective divisions for this past season. Joining them are coaches of the year Ed Zink (Beavercreek), Jason Tincher (Bellbrook), Jacki Stonebraker (Versailles) and Mike Wiss (Minster). A 5-foot-9 junior and the...
HS Softball: Springfield looks to build off last year’s improvement

HS Softball: Springfield looks to build off last year’s improvement

Springfield softball coach Brett Sadler knew he had to change the losing mentality in his program, and he told the players he wanted to go through a book to revamp the culture — with homework and group discussions being part of the exercise. He knew, of course, how that would be received. “I said, ‘I would never ask you to do something I wouldn’t do as a player myself. I need...
Northwestern looking to score another softball hit in D-II

Northwestern looking to score another softball hit in D-II

The Northwestern softball team didn’t get the results it wanted on the field while in Florida for spring break this week, but that doesn’t mean the trip was a downer. The Warriors played doubleheaders Monday and Tuesday at the Disney World spring training complex, going 1-3 against top-flight high school competition and filled the rest of the time with fun activities. Coach Missy Johnson...

HS Scores 3/29: Northmont softball scores five in loss to Oshkosh

PREP RESULTS Baseball Wednesday’s Results Butler 9, Pickerington North 6 Mason 12, Middletown 1 Northmont 16, Battle Ground Academy (TN) 5 Tippecanoe 11, Westminster Christian (IL) 0 Softball Wednesday’s Results Olentangy Liberty 5, Northmont 4 Thursday’s Results Oshkosh (WI) 7, Northmont 5 Boys Volleyball Wednesday’s Results Fenwick 3, Carroll 0 Boys Tennis Wednesday&rsquo...
Sports Today: Delay shouldn’t dampen enthusiasm for Cincinnati Reds return

Sports Today: Delay shouldn’t dampen enthusiasm for Cincinnati Reds return

Welcome back baseball!  Well, everywhere but Cincinnati (and Washington, but that city gets enough attention as is).  As I sit here on Thursday, I have to say the Reds proactively bumping everything back a day was probably the right call.  Nothing is better than spending 2-3 hours at the ballpark, especially after a long, cold winter, but is there much worse than spending 5-6 hours...
Fairmont grad Westbeld clutch in Notre Dame’s final four run

Fairmont grad Westbeld clutch in Notre Dame’s final four run

Notre Dame’s Kathryn Westbeld was the odd player out when Oregon decided who among the Irish would require extra defensive attention. Big mistake. Westbeld went off for a career-high 20 points to key a second-half comeback that was instrumental in Notre Dame’s 84-74 defeat of Oregon in a Spokane Regional final on Monday. That earned Notre Dame (33-3) a rematch against 11-time champion...

HS Roundup 3/28: Northmont tallies 16 runs in win

Baseball Northmont 16, Battle Ground Academy (TN) 5: Justin Combs went 4-for-4, driving in five runs to lead Northmont. Caden Cronebach added a double and a triple and Nick Moomey plated three runs. Softball Olentangy 5, Northmont 4: Cassy Lewis tripled and tallied two RBI, Anna Mangen went 3-for-4 and Kassie Keleman added a double for Northmont. Boys Volleyball Beavercreek 3, Edgewood 0: Jarrod Brown...
Recruiting roundup: Michigan offers GWOC defensive end, Alter QB picks up ACC offer and more

Recruiting roundup: Michigan offers GWOC defensive end, Alter QB picks up ACC offer and more

This has been a busy week on the recruiting front as several players from around the area picked up new offers from colleges in major conferences.  The highest-profile school to hand out an offer to an area prospect this week was Michigan, which became the 12th school to take a shot at Northmont defensive end Gabe Newburg.  The Thunderbolts standout also tweeted that he received an offer...
Veteran Bellbrook assistant promoted to boys soccer head coach

Veteran Bellbrook assistant promoted to boys soccer head coach

Longtime Bellbrook High School assistant boys soccer coach Bob Parks has been promoted to head coach. He succeeds Kevin Terrell, who remains co-president of the community youth program Bellbrook Soccer Association. Parks has been a Bellbrook boys soccer coach since 1999 when he joined then-coach Charlie Luse as an assistant. “I am honored to have this opportunity to be the head coach and to...
Central baseball rallies around new coach

Central baseball rallies around new coach

New Catholic Central baseball coach Nick Wagner would admit he’s still adapting to running his own program for the first time, but he’s always been confident in his knowledge of the game — especially when it comes to giving pitchers what they need to know. There’s probably not a situation they’ll face that he hasn’t been through himself. The 34-year-old Springfield...
Sidney star Andre Gordon picks what sport he’ll play in college

Sidney star Andre Gordon picks what sport he’ll play in college

One of the area’s top multi-sport athletes is narrowing his focus for the next level.  Sidney junior Andre Gordon announced Tuesday he will no longer consider playing football in college.  The Yellow Jackets guard is going to focus on basketball.  Ohio State is among the schools to have shown interest in the 6-foot-2 guard for both football and basketball. He has made multiple...
Springboro grad and Kentucky TE expected to recover from spleen injury

Springboro grad and Kentucky TE expected to recover from spleen injury

The easy part for former Springboro High School standout Justin Rigg was working his way into the tight end rotation at the University of Kentucky. The hard part was staying healthy and securing that role. The 6-foot-6, 257-pound junior suffered his second significant internal organ injury following a collision on the first day of spring practice at Lexington earlier this month. He is not expected...

HS Scores 3/27: ‘Creek volleyball sweeps Fairmont, Northmont boys win

PREP RESULTS Baseball Monday’s Results Anna 7, Urbana 6 Beavercreek 6, Chaminade Julienne 1 Butler 9, Wheaton (IL) 6 Carroll 4, Alter 3 Dayton Christian 3, Franklin Monroe 1 Edgewood 14, Miamisburg 9 Elgin 9, Indian Lake 1 Fairmont 20, Stebbins 0 Fenwick 17, Talawanda 0 Franklin 11, Valley View 10 Hamilton 2, Lakota East 1 Lehman Catholic 12, Ansonia 2 Mason 15, Middletown 2 Miami East 5, Northeastern...

HS Roundup 3/27: Northmont girls knock off Butler in Florida play

The Northmont softball team emerged victorious, besting Butler 11-8 at an off-site game played in Florida. Hannah Seagraves won her season debut on the mound, also batting 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a double. Anna Mangen led Northmont in scoring with four runs, four RBIs and a triple. D.J. Shepherd tacked on a double, batting 2-for-4. Lyndsey Achs tallied two runs and two stolen bases in the losing...
Northmont senior defensive back lands scholarship to Dayton

Northmont senior defensive back lands scholarship to Dayton

Northmont High School senior Cameron Rucker recently was awarded by the W.S. McIntosh Leadership Award committee, which includes a full scholarship to the University of Dayton. Rucker will play football for the Flyers. A 5-foot-11, 153-pound defensive back, Rucker had 36 solo tackles, 23 assists, two interceptions and two sacks for the Thunderbolts (8-3) last season. He has a 3.946 GPA and has...
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