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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...

Posted: 2 days ago

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...
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...

Posted: 4 days ago

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...
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...

Posted: 8 days ago

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...
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...

Posted: 8 days ago

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...
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...

Posted: 8 days ago

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...
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...

Posted: 10 days ago

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...
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...

Posted: 11 days ago

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...
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...

Posted: 15 days ago

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...
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...

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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...
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...

Posted: 17 days ago

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...
Dunbar grad Scott chasing national hurdles championships for CSU
 Central State University sophomore Juan Scott started his outdoor track and field season the same way he finished the last one – as the fastest 110-meter hurdler in Division II. Scott, the defending champion in the NCAA D-II 110 hurdles, posted the fastest D-II time this season at his outdoor season opener Saturday. And this coming...

5:07 PM Tuesday, Mar. 20, 2018

Central State University sophomore Juan Scott started his outdoor track and field season the same way he finished the last one – as the fastest 110-meter hurdler in Division II. Scott, the defending champion in the NCAA D-II 110 hurdles, posted the fastest D-II time this season at his outdoor season opener Saturday. And this coming...
Catholic Central’s best season in 21 years ends in regional semifinals
 The Catholic Central boys basketball reached heights the program had not seen in 21 years. But overcoming Marion Local’s size advantage became too much for the Irish in the Division IV regional semifinals on Tuesday. Catholic Central battled Marion into the third quarter before the Flyers pulled away for a 55-33 victory at Kettering...

12:49 AM Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018

The Catholic Central boys basketball reached heights the program had not seen in 21 years. But overcoming Marion Local’s size advantage became too much for the Irish in the Division IV regional semifinals on Tuesday. Catholic Central battled Marion into the third quarter before the Flyers pulled away for a 55-33 victory at Kettering...
In regionals for first time in 21 years, Catholic Central wants more
 In Catholic Central’s sectional final victory against Legacy Christian, senior Jacob Woeber’s rebound and junior Trey Dunn’s buzzer-beating three-pointer forced overtime and saved the season. In the district final against Ripley, junior Sabien Doolittle was two rebounds shy of a double-double (21 points, eight rebounds)...

5:50 PM Monday, Mar. 12, 2018

In Catholic Central’s sectional final victory against Legacy Christian, senior Jacob Woeber’s rebound and junior Trey Dunn’s buzzer-beating three-pointer forced overtime and saved the season. In the district final against Ripley, junior Sabien Doolittle was two rebounds shy of a double-double (21 points, eight rebounds)...
Girls basketball: Minster tops rival Fort Loramie to reach final four
 Fort Loramie versus Minster. It’s perhaps one of the most friendly rivalries in area girls basketball. The two towns know each other well being separated by about three miles along State Route 66. They’re even closer on the basketball court with a regular-season game every year and a postseason meeting every few years, it seems...

1:34 PM Sunday, Mar. 11, 2018

Fort Loramie versus Minster. It’s perhaps one of the most friendly rivalries in area girls basketball. The two towns know each other well being separated by about three miles along State Route 66. They’re even closer on the basketball court with a regular-season game every year and a postseason meeting every few years, it seems...
Emmanuel Christian falls in Division IV district final
 Emmanuel Christian got the start it wanted in the Division IV district final at the University of Dayton Arena on Friday. The finish, though, was much like the Lions’ regular season – filled with ups and downs. »RELATED: Catholic Central continues dream season Emmanuel Christian grabbed an early 8-3 lead against Russia,...

5:04 AM Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018

Emmanuel Christian got the start it wanted in the Division IV district final at the University of Dayton Arena on Friday. The finish, though, was much like the Lions’ regular season – filled with ups and downs. »RELATED: Catholic Central continues dream season Emmanuel Christian grabbed an early 8-3 lead against Russia,...
Catholic Central’s ‘dream’ season continues with district title
 It was a scene reminiscent of the movie “Hoosiers.” About 90 minutes before the start of a Division IV district final, the Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington boys basketball walked around the University of Dayton Arena almost in awe. The small school Blue Jays soaked in the atmosphere, similar to that fabled Hickory team from Indiana...

5:00 AM Saturday, Mar. 10, 2018

It was a scene reminiscent of the movie “Hoosiers.” About 90 minutes before the start of a Division IV district final, the Ripley-Union-Lewis-Huntington boys basketball walked around the University of Dayton Arena almost in awe. The small school Blue Jays soaked in the atmosphere, similar to that fabled Hickory team from Indiana...
Boys basketball: Defense key for Springfield in district final
 When it needed it the most this season, the Springfield Wildcats’ defense delivered. Coach Isaiah Carson just hopes it doesn’t take as long this time. Springfield – lifted by a last-second defensive stop to win the Division I sectional championship a week ago – enters the D-I district final against a Cincinnati Elder...

7:07 PM Friday, Mar. 09, 2018

When it needed it the most this season, the Springfield Wildcats’ defense delivered. Coach Isaiah Carson just hopes it doesn’t take as long this time. Springfield – lifted by a last-second defensive stop to win the Division I sectional championship a week ago – enters the D-I district final against a Cincinnati Elder...
Emmanuel Christian, Catholic Central set for district finals
 They took different paths to the Division IV district finals held Friday at the University of Dayton Arena. Catholic Central (22-3) won the Ohio Heritage Conference and finished No. 10 in the final Associated Press state poll. Emmanuel Christian (10-14) finished sixth in the Metro Buckeye Conference and just cracked into double-digit wins...

8:32 PM Thursday, Mar. 08, 2018

They took different paths to the Division IV district finals held Friday at the University of Dayton Arena. Catholic Central (22-3) won the Ohio Heritage Conference and finished No. 10 in the final Associated Press state poll. Emmanuel Christian (10-14) finished sixth in the Metro Buckeye Conference and just cracked into double-digit wins...
Boys basketball: Catholic Central set to end 21-year district drought
 Since 1997 the closest the Catholic Central boys basketball team has come to experiencing the district tournament is hearing former players like Jason Ronai discussing their trips during visits to practice. After Friday, this year’s Irish will have their own story to tell. »RELATED: Wednesday’s high school scoreboard »...

5:11 PM Thursday, Mar. 08, 2018

Since 1997 the closest the Catholic Central boys basketball team has come to experiencing the district tournament is hearing former players like Jason Ronai discussing their trips during visits to practice. After Friday, this year’s Irish will have their own story to tell. »RELATED: Wednesday’s high school scoreboard »...
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