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One year after ‘very scary’ injury, Northwestern’s Snyder wins title
 Northwestern High School senior Nathan Snyder stood tall atop the podium during the Central Buckeye Conference wrestling awards ceremony on Saturday. A season ago Snyder was happy to simply be standing. Last season Snyder was thrown while wrestling Bellefontaine’s Garrett Gross, also his opponent in Saturday’s 195-pound championship...

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Northwestern High School senior Nathan Snyder stood tall atop the podium during the Central Buckeye Conference wrestling awards ceremony on Saturday. A season ago Snyder was happy to simply be standing. Last season Snyder was thrown while wrestling Bellefontaine’s Garrett Gross, also his opponent in Saturday’s 195-pound championship...
High School Swimming: Springboro ready for district championships
 Hosting some of the state’s best talent, the Southwest District championships is as good test for next week’s state meet. Consider the Springboro Panthers ready. Springboro enters the Division I district meet Saturday at Miami University with the state’s top times in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay...

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Hosting some of the state’s best talent, the Southwest District championships is as good test for next week’s state meet. Consider the Springboro Panthers ready. Springboro enters the Division I district meet Saturday at Miami University with the state’s top times in both the 200-yard medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay...
High School Swimming: Waynesville’s Conley eyes more state hardware
 A new champion will be crowned in the 500-yard freestyle at the Division II state meet next week. But those swimming the 200 free are on notice: watch out for Waynesville junior Owen Conley. Conley won a pair of state championships last season in the 200 individual medley and that 500 free title. This season he elected to drop down from the...

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A new champion will be crowned in the 500-yard freestyle at the Division II state meet next week. But those swimming the 200 free are on notice: watch out for Waynesville junior Owen Conley. Conley won a pair of state championships last season in the 200 individual medley and that 500 free title. This season he elected to drop down from the...
High School Swimming: Springfield’s Turner sisters motivate each other
 There’s no coasting for swimming sisters Rylie and Reese Turner when it comes to their quest for state. The Springfield High School students won’t let each other. “They push each other. They make each other better,” Springfield swim coach Stephanie Scholl said. “They call it the grind. If one tries to skip out...

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There’s no coasting for swimming sisters Rylie and Reese Turner when it comes to their quest for state. The Springfield High School students won’t let each other. “They push each other. They make each other better,” Springfield swim coach Stephanie Scholl said. “They call it the grind. If one tries to skip out...
Prep wrestling: Greenon looks to end Mechanicburg’s 10-year OHC run
 The Ohio Heritage Conference wrestling championship has been the Mechanicsburg’s to win dating back to 2001. And the Indians have responded with 13 titles in 17 seasons, including 10 straight. This season Mechanicsburg faces one of its toughest challenges from the Greenon Knights, a team that hasn’t won a league wrestling title...

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The Ohio Heritage Conference wrestling championship has been the Mechanicsburg’s to win dating back to 2001. And the Indians have responded with 13 titles in 17 seasons, including 10 straight. This season Mechanicsburg faces one of its toughest challenges from the Greenon Knights, a team that hasn’t won a league wrestling title...
Prep wrestling: Wortham, CJ teammates eye another GCL Co-Ed title
 For many kids, their introduction to youth wrestling can be complicated and confusing. Such was the case for now Chaminade Julienne junior Isaiah Wortham. There were no rings, no ropes and especially no top rope to leap off. “So what happened was,” Wortham said, telling the story of how he got started as an 8-year old, &ldquo...

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For many kids, their introduction to youth wrestling can be complicated and confusing. Such was the case for now Chaminade Julienne junior Isaiah Wortham. There were no rings, no ropes and especially no top rope to leap off. “So what happened was,” Wortham said, telling the story of how he got started as an 8-year old, &ldquo...
Wrestling: Versailles falls in semis, Graham wins 7th straight title
 The Versailles Tigers gained valuable experience in the Division III state dual team tournament on Sunday. The Graham Falcons, wrestling in Division II, gained another championship. Versailles and Graham, regulars at the state dual tournament, squared off against some of the state’s best talent at the OHSAA dual team championships Sunday...

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The Versailles Tigers gained valuable experience in the Division III state dual team tournament on Sunday. The Graham Falcons, wrestling in Division II, gained another championship. Versailles and Graham, regulars at the state dual tournament, squared off against some of the state’s best talent at the OHSAA dual team championships Sunday...
Graham wrestling quiets doubters, wins 7th straight state dual team title
 New coach. New faces. Same result. Graham High School’s wrestling stranglehold on the OHSAA state dual team championships was questioned this season with the retirement of coaching legend Jim Jordan and the graduation of six standout seniors. Yes, the opposition closed the gap on Graham in the D-II finals. But in historic St. John Arena...

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New coach. New faces. Same result. Graham High School’s wrestling stranglehold on the OHSAA state dual team championships was questioned this season with the retirement of coaching legend Jim Jordan and the graduation of six standout seniors. Yes, the opposition closed the gap on Graham in the D-II finals. But in historic St. John Arena...
Prep wrestling: Ross falls short at D-II dual team state championships
 The Ross High School wrestling team’s trip to the state capital Sunday ended far sooner than hoped. But some of the Rams should be back in March, and the experience gained at the Division II dual team state championships could lead to a longer stay next time. Sixth-seeded Ross, facing a first-round opponent with state-ranked wrestlers...

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The Ross High School wrestling team’s trip to the state capital Sunday ended far sooner than hoped. But some of the Rams should be back in March, and the experience gained at the Division II dual team state championships could lead to a longer stay next time. Sixth-seeded Ross, facing a first-round opponent with state-ranked wrestlers...
High School Wrestling: Springboro edges Beavercreek for GWOC title
 The future of the Greater Western Ohio Conference cast a shadow over the wrestling championships that concluded Saturday. With the 20-team conference breaking up after this school year, the Springboro Panthers delivered the final takedown. Springboro won the overall GWOC championship with a 4.5-point victory over runner-up Beavercreek at...

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The future of the Greater Western Ohio Conference cast a shadow over the wrestling championships that concluded Saturday. With the 20-team conference breaking up after this school year, the Springboro Panthers delivered the final takedown. Springboro won the overall GWOC championship with a 4.5-point victory over runner-up Beavercreek at...
Versailles wrestling eyes potential rematch in state duals
 Having experienced the atmosphere of historic St. John Arena and the excitement of the Division III state team dual championships before, the Versailles Tigers shouldn’t be in awe of their surroundings Sunday. With that out of the way, the Tigers can focus on the shock. Top-seeded and defending state champion Genoa also returns to the...

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Having experienced the atmosphere of historic St. John Arena and the excitement of the Division III state team dual championships before, the Versailles Tigers shouldn’t be in awe of their surroundings Sunday. With that out of the way, the Tigers can focus on the shock. Top-seeded and defending state champion Genoa also returns to the...
Graham wrestling seeks 7th straight state dual championship
 The cheers follow the Graham Falcons at every wrestling meet. The Falcons hear cheers from the hometown fans for every win. And they hear the cheers from the opposing side when they don’t. Winning 18 straight individual team state championships and six straight dual team state championships has made the Falcons the team everyone outside...

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The cheers follow the Graham Falcons at every wrestling meet. The Falcons hear cheers from the hometown fans for every win. And they hear the cheers from the opposing side when they don’t. Winning 18 straight individual team state championships and six straight dual team state championships has made the Falcons the team everyone outside...
Prep wrestling: Ross seeks to rewrite history again at state duals
 ROSS TWP. — Wrestling history at the OHSAA dual team state championships says high schools seeded sixth or lower don’t stick around long at St. John Arena. The Ross Rams are ready to rewrite history. Again. Since the tournament started in 2013, No. 6 seeds have gone 3-15. The Ross Rams have one of those wins. Teams seeded No....

Posted: 10 days ago

ROSS TWP. — Wrestling history at the OHSAA dual team state championships says high schools seeded sixth or lower don’t stick around long at St. John Arena. The Ross Rams are ready to rewrite history. Again. Since the tournament started in 2013, No. 6 seeds have gone 3-15. The Ross Rams have one of those wins. Teams seeded No....
High School Swimming: Kenton Ridge boys hoping for another big Day
 The Kenton Ridge High School boys swim team saw a great Day at the Central Buckeye Conference meet last weekend. Now, as the Cougars enter the Division II sectional meet, they’re hoping for an even better one. Kenton Ridge won the CBC boys championship behind a standout effort led by freshman Dylan Day. He won the 200-yard individual...

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The Kenton Ridge High School boys swim team saw a great Day at the Central Buckeye Conference meet last weekend. Now, as the Cougars enter the Division II sectional meet, they’re hoping for an even better one. Kenton Ridge won the CBC boys championship behind a standout effort led by freshman Dylan Day. He won the 200-yard individual...
High School Bowling: Northwestern girls eye another postseason run
 There’s an outlook the Northwestern High School girls bowling team follows every season. This season, the Warriors put a different spin on it. “(Assistant coach Toby Spencer) says that: ‘We may not start out strong but we’ll be competitive at the end,’” Northwestern coach Mike Dobie said. “We knew...

Posted: 11 days ago

There’s an outlook the Northwestern High School girls bowling team follows every season. This season, the Warriors put a different spin on it. “(Assistant coach Toby Spencer) says that: ‘We may not start out strong but we’ll be competitive at the end,’” Northwestern coach Mike Dobie said. “We knew...
Wrestling a family affair for Greeneview’s Hendricks siblings
 Greeneview High School two-time state placer Devan Hendricks graduates this season. That’s the good news for the Rams’ opponents. The bad news? Three more Hendricks boys – and a girl – are right behind him. And they’re all just as good. The Hendricks are making a name for themselves on the mat, despite a rough...

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Greeneview High School two-time state placer Devan Hendricks graduates this season. That’s the good news for the Rams’ opponents. The bad news? Three more Hendricks boys – and a girl – are right behind him. And they’re all just as good. The Hendricks are making a name for themselves on the mat, despite a rough...
Thurgood Marshall’s father/son team an unbeatable combination
 It’s not a knock on Dayton City League wrestling programs, but when fans and competitors talk shop, schools like Thurgood Marshall aren’t often mentioned. Courg ars senior Ayyoub Muhammed is doing his best to change that. Guided by his coach and father, Armiya Muhammed, Ayyoub is 22-0 at 138 pounds to earn All-City wrestler of...

Posted: 13 days ago

It’s not a knock on Dayton City League wrestling programs, but when fans and competitors talk shop, schools like Thurgood Marshall aren’t often mentioned. Courg ars senior Ayyoub Muhammed is doing his best to change that. Guided by his coach and father, Armiya Muhammed, Ayyoub is 22-0 at 138 pounds to earn All-City wrestler of...
Graham wins D-II regional title; Mechanicsburg falls in D-III finals
 That the Graham Falcons qualified for the Division II dual team state championhips is certainly no surprise. That they were nearly joined by Mechanicsburg in D-III? Well, that was somewhat unexpected. Graham won the D-II, Region 16 title with another dominating performance Saturday. Graham, which hosted the D-II regional, outscored its three...

Posted: 15 days ago

That the Graham Falcons qualified for the Division II dual team state championhips is certainly no surprise. That they were nearly joined by Mechanicsburg in D-III? Well, that was somewhat unexpected. Graham won the D-II, Region 16 title with another dominating performance Saturday. Graham, which hosted the D-II regional, outscored its three...
#HuberStrong: Versailles wrestling dedicates win to late teammate
 Owners of the top seed at the dual team regional tournament, the Versailles Tigers were an imposing presence Saturday. And on this day the Tigers weren’t just tough, they were #HuberStrong. Versailles dedicated its Division III, Region 24 team championship to fallen teammate Trevor Huber. Huber, 16, died Jan. 22 after an ATV accident...

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Owners of the top seed at the dual team regional tournament, the Versailles Tigers were an imposing presence Saturday. And on this day the Tigers weren’t just tough, they were #HuberStrong. Versailles dedicated its Division III, Region 24 team championship to fallen teammate Trevor Huber. Huber, 16, died Jan. 22 after an ATV accident...
Wrestling: Versailles top seed in wide-open Division III regional
 The Versailles Tigers hold the top seed at the Division III, Region 24 dual team wrestling tournament on Saturday. With a talented field that distinction is an honor, but it’s certainly not a guarantee to get the Tigers back to the team state championships. “I think it’s going to be pretty tight,” Versailles coach...

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The Versailles Tigers hold the top seed at the Division III, Region 24 dual team wrestling tournament on Saturday. With a talented field that distinction is an honor, but it’s certainly not a guarantee to get the Tigers back to the team state championships. “I think it’s going to be pretty tight,” Versailles coach...
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