You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myDaytonDailyNews.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myDaytonDailyNews.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myDaytonDailyNews.com.

breaking news

Records reveal hospital debate over sexual misconduct allegations

Fairborn, Xenia to induct athletic hall of fame classes


Fairborn High School will induct its third class into its athletic hall of fame on Saturday. Being honored will be Ed McLoud (Class of 1964; football and baseball), Jackie (Smith) Whittaker (’81, Park Hills; volleyball, basketball and softball), Veasna Tith (’98; tennis) and the 1970 Baker boys district champion basketball team.

A lineman, McLoud also played on the unbeaten 1966 Michigan State national championship team. Whittaker set multiple basketball records and played both basketball and volleyball at the University of Findlay. Tith was a four-time Western Ohio League and sectional tennis champ and also was the No. 1 singles player at Wright State.

Baker’s 1969-70 boys basketball team was the most successful in Fairborn history, falling to unbeaten and eventual Class AA champion Chaminade in a regional final. The late Jake Brummet was the Flyers’ head coach and Kirk Minteer (Ashland), Steve Greene (Southwestern Louisiana) and the late Gary Wright (Miami baseball) were the go-to standouts. Other members were Tom Carroll, Brent Cartwright, Daryl Douple, Steve Fulton, Dennis Graham, Doug Schively, Jeff Taylor and Pat White.

An induction ceremony will be held at approximately 7 p.m. prior to a boys game against visiting Springfield Shawnee at Baker Memorial Fieldhouse.

• Xenia also has a robust class that will be added to its athletic hall of fame on during Friday’s boys basketball game against visiting Piqua.

Individuals to be honored are track and cross country coach Bill Wilson (1954-79), Dr. Dave Hazel (’70; football and track), Eric Fawley (’08; swimming), Kristi Cope Elsman (’93; soccer, basketball), Nick Ungard (’52; basketball and golf), Richard Bennett (educator, coach and civic leader), Shawn Thigpen (’93; basketball and track), Steve Smith (’88; wrestling) and the 1985-86 wrestling season that placed second at state, led by state champs Lawrance Dudgeon and Monty Dagley.

A receiver, Hazel played in three straight Rose Bowls for Ohio State under head coach Woody Hayes. He graduated from the Wright State medical school in 1985.

• The 34th annual Southwest Ohio Swimming and Diving Classic will be Saturday at Sunday. Essentially a preseason state preview, the meet draws approximarely 112 schools and more than 2,600 swimmers and 150 divers. Besides high school events, the meet also allows participants to compete in longer NCAA and USA Swimming events.

Diving prelims are at Miami University, Mason, Milford, Trotwood-Madison and final at the University of Cincinnati. Swimming prelims are at Countryside YMCA Dayton Raider Aquatic Center, Miami, Mason, Milford, Princeton, Trotwood and the West Carrollton YMCA. Swim finals are at St. Xavier’s Keating Natatorium in Cincinnati.

St. X has won every boys title.

• Wittenberg University’s Aubrey Cox (Tippecanoe) was named the NCAA Division III National Freshman of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. The 5-foot-11 middle hitter helped was among the tigers’ leaders in most statistical categories. Witt (22-6) was defeated by DePauw (Ind.) in the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament final and was stopped by Millikin (Ill.) in the second round of the NCAA tourney.

• The Fairmont girls field hockey team has been awarded the Ohio High School Athletic Association Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Award for 2016-17. Macie Miller is the Firebirds’ first-year coach.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Sports

Olajuwon recalls Robinson bringing out his best in 1995 series

After Game 6 of the 1995 Western Conference finals, San Antonio Spurs center David Robinson sat at the podium inside The Summit, the legendary Houston arena, and attempted to process what had just happened. Robinson and the Spurs had dominated the NBA that season, winning 62 games, most in the league, and Robinson had deservedly taken home the Most...
Distracting or dirty, NHL agitators can provide spark in playoffs
Distracting or dirty, NHL agitators can provide spark in playoffs

Late in the second period of a scoreless Game 3 of his first-round playoff series at Madison Square Garden, Montreal Canadiens forward Steve Ott went to work. With New York Rangers forward Mats Zuccarello hovering around Montreal goaltender Carey Price, Ott stepped in front of Zuccarello and without warning began tousling his long locks. Zuccarello...
NFL draft capsules for NFC teams 
NFL draft capsules for NFC teams 

LAST SEASON: 49ers tied franchise record for losses, leading to organizational overhaul. Longtime GM Trent Baalke was fired, along with first-year coach Chip Kelly, and replaced by first-time GM John Lynch and coach Kyle Shanahan. Team struggled just about everywhere in 2016. Blaine Gabbert or Colin Kaepernick failed to provide strong quarterback play...
Inside the throwing program that helped revive pitcher’s career
Inside the throwing program that helped revive pitcher’s career

Dan Straily wore street clothes and a big smile when he walked into a nondescript warehouse-turned-workout facility in an industrial park outside Seattle last week. He visited for pleasure, not business, to say hello to some of the minds who have helped make him the pitcher he is today and to show Miami Marlins coaches Juan Nieves and Ed Lucas a significant...
NFL draft capsules for AFC teams 
NFL draft capsules for AFC teams 

LAST SEASON: Following 0-14 start under first-year coach Hue Jackson, Browns barely avoided becoming only second team to lose all 16 games. Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam vowed to be patient with new front office and coaching staff and were mostly true to word as team underwent minimal offseason changes. Cleveland's biggest issue remains as it has been...
More Stories