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PHOTOS: Xenia at Trotwood-Madison, boys basketball

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Disciplined Springfield earns hard-fought win at Centerville

Disciplined Springfield earns hard-fought win at Centerville

Springfield High School boys basketball coach Isaiah Carson knew the key to beating rival Centerville was playing disciplined — especially on the defensive end of the floor. The Wildcats had to stay structured in the paint against Centerville 6-foot-9 post player Mo Njie, who stood four inches taller than any player on Springfield’s roster. »RELATED: Trotwood routs Xenia »POWER...
GWOC boys hoop: Davis leads unbeaten Trotwood-Madison over Xenia

GWOC boys hoop: Davis leads unbeaten Trotwood-Madison over Xenia

It was basketball business as usual at Trotwood-Madison High School on Friday night. For 32 high-flying minutes, all was right in the Rams’ world, even if it otherwise isn’t. “One of the players when we were coming out said, hey, GWOC, let’s show them,” Trotwood boys coach Rocky Rockhold said. “That’s not me saying that. I know they want to prove a point.&rdquo...

HS Scores 12/14: Hall leads Fairmont in win over ‘Boro

Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Alter 40, McNicholas 38: Uhl (A) 19; Burkhardt (M) 16. Ansonia 40, Newton 37, OT: Jamison (N) 11. Arcanum 47, National Trail 41: Meeks (A) 26; Harris (NT) 10. Benjamin Logan 70, Graham 69, OT Butler 58, Troy 50 Catholic Central 68, Cedarville 48 Cin. Christian 70, New Miami 52: Reutener (CC) 15; Duncan (NM) 23. Colerain 54, Sycamore 53 Emmanuel Christian 67,...

HS Roundup 12/14: Spears, Ellis push Stivers past Thurgood Marshall

Ivynn Spears sank the go-ahead foul shot with nine seconds to play, giving Stivers a 59-58 victory versus Thurgood Marshall in boys basketball on Friday. Trevon Ellis led the way for Stivers with 16 points and Da’Juan Allen tacked on 14. Anthony McComb paced Thurgood with 18 points. Boys Basketball Alter 40, McNicholas 38: Brady Uhl led the way for Alter with 19 points. Josh Burkhardt had 16...
Girls basketball power rankings: Who are the top teams in the area?

Girls basketball power rankings: Who are the top teams in the area?

Here’s who we consider the top girls high school basketball teams for the area power rankings. Division I 1. Centerville (5-0): d. Trotwood-Madison 88-34, d. Springfield 70-34; hosts Beavercreek on Sat., hosts Wayne on Mon. 2. Wayne (4-1): d. Wilmington 55-46; at Miamisburg on Sat., at Centerville on Mon., hosts Belmont on Wed. 3. Tecumseh (3-2): d. London 104-42, d. North Union 89-28; hosts...
High School Football Recruiting: These area standouts have made college commitments 

High School Football Recruiting: These area standouts have made college commitments 

With the start of the early signing period nearing, more than 20 Cox Media Group Ohio coverage area players in the senior class have Division I football offers or appear in the 247Sports rankings.  Fourteen members of the 2019 class have already verbally committed.  Here’s a look at them:  Erick All -- Michigan  A three-star tight end prospect, All announced...
Archdeacon: ‘What a great night’ -- Wright State walk-on from Oakwood’s first college game a memorable one

Archdeacon: ‘What a great night’ -- Wright State walk-on from Oakwood’s first college game a memorable one

He had dreamed of this since he was a little kid, but now that the moment was at hand, he was struggling to control his emotions. “I was really nervous,” Andy Neff said. “My heart started racing and I had butterflies. I just kept thinking, ‘I didn’t want to screw up.’” There were just three minutes and 43 seconds left Thursday night in what would end...

HS Scores 12/13: Ferrell paces Franklin with 32 points

Girls Basketball Thursday’s Results Coldwater 36, Saint Henry 33: Leichty (C) 14. Franklin 61, Valley View 58: Ferrell (F) 32; Legate (V)14 Franklin Monroe 63, Ansonia 25: Conley (F) 19. New Bremen 33, New Knoxville 29: Thieman (B) 9 ;Weadock (K) 9. Ottawa Glandorf 43, St.Marys 21: Kaufman (O) 17; Caywood, Cisco (S) 10. Tri-Village 90, Mississinawa 24. Troy Christian 49, Dayton Christian 24...
Boys basketball power rankings: Who are the top teams in the area?

Boys basketball power rankings: Who are the top teams in the area?

Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball teams for the area power rankings. 1. Butler (5-0): d. Greenville 75-22, d. Northmont 70-60; hosts Troy on Fri., hosts Sidney on Tue. 2. Springfield (2-2): d. Miamisburg 36-31, lost 73-61 at Upper Arlington; at Centerville on Fri. 3. Sidney (3-1): d. Troy 67-48; hosts Piqua on Fri., at Butler on Tue. 4. Wayne (2-2): d. Beavercreek 53-48...
GWOC shakeup: From 20 schools to 8, area’s largest conference in midst of significant changes

GWOC shakeup: From 20 schools to 8, area’s largest conference in midst of significant changes

Having experienced growing pains, Greater Western Ohio Conference membership ultimately decided less is best. The area’s largest high school affiliation with 20 member schools, the GWOC will be down to eight teams beginning in 2020 following Wednesday’s announcement that Trotwood-Madison will be dropped. “It’s been a struggle and challenging year for the GWOC as a whole,&rdquo...

HS Scores 12/12: Thomas leads Tecumseh in win

Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Alter 56, LaSalle 49: Uhl (A) 23; Lemons (L) 16 Beavercreek 60, Fairborn 57: Herbert (B) 18; Monore (F) 32 Butler 70, Northmont 60 Carlisle 66, Milton Union 44: Gay (C) 19, Stone (MU) 12. Catholic Central 55, Greeneview 34: Doolittle (S) 20; Caudill (G) 14. Cinncinnati Christian 63, St.Bernard 50: Rogers (C) 13; Gans (S) 12. Fairbanks 85, Triad 56: Hackathorne...
Trotwood-Madison’s announcement it had been voted out of the GWOC

Trotwood-Madison’s announcement it had been voted out of the GWOC

Trotwood-Madison High School was notified on Wednesday that its Greater Western Ohio Conference membership was ending. By an 8-1 vote, the Rams were informed they have until the end of the 2018-19 school year to remain in the conference. Athletic directors from the eight eventual remaining GWOC schools – Beavercreek, Centerville, Fairmont, Miamisburg, Northmont, Springboro, Springfield and Wayne...
Greater Western Ohio Conference votes Trotwood-Madison out

Greater Western Ohio Conference votes Trotwood-Madison out

The Greater Western Ohio Conference on Wednesday voted to “dismiss” Trotwood-Madison High School from the area’s largest affiliation. GWOC Commissioner Eric Spahr cited schedule concerns, a disparity in enrollment and Trotwood’s inability to field teams below the varsity levels in some sports. The eight remaining GWOC members eventually will be Beavercreek, Centerville, Fairmont...
Athlete of the Week: Sam Auditore, Oakwood

Athlete of the Week: Sam Auditore, Oakwood

Name: Sam Auditore School: Oakwood Grade: Senior Age: 17 Sports: Swimming Claim to fame/honors: Three-time state finalist; co-captain for Oakwood; also competes for Dayton Raiders Bet you didn’t know … I can walk on stilts Words you live by: The Fundamental Rule of Chess: “The only way to become smarter is by playing a smarter opponent” Toughest opponent: My own self doubt...
Athlete of the Week: Alissa Spieles, Vandalia Butler

Athlete of the Week: Alissa Spieles, Vandalia Butler

Name: Alissa Spieles School: Vandalia Butler Grade: Senior Age: 18 Sports: Bowling Claim to fame/honors: Three-year varsity bowler qualified with team for state tournament her junior year; has a high game of 245 Bet you didn’t know … I love pineapple on pizza Words you live by: See the good, be the good Toughest opponent: Myself Biggest influence: My friends and God Match-day rituals...
Athlete of the Week: Alexa Rang, Miamisburg

Athlete of the Week: Alexa Rang, Miamisburg

Name: Alexa Diane Rang School: Miamisburg High School Sport: Volleyball Class: 2019 Age: 17 years old Claim to fame: I’m known for having clubbed thumbs Bet you didn’t know: I was a twin Toughest opponent/why: Springboro because it is always a super close game and we normally can’t finish. But we sure did on October 2nd when we beat them in 5 sets. Favorite book: The Best of Me by...
Athlete of the Week: Michael Fisher, Legacy Christian Academy

Athlete of the Week: Michael Fisher, Legacy Christian Academy

Name: Michael L. Fisher School: Legacy Christian Academy Sport: Bowling and Baseball Class: 2019 Age: 18 Claim to fame: I have a positive attitude Bet you didn’t know: I volunteer at the National Museum of the United States Air Force where I enjoy meeting people Toughest opponent/why: Emmanuel Christian Favorite book: Bible and Killing England Favorite movie: Star Wars Favorite TV show: Tom...
Athlete of the Week: Wade Turner, Brookville

Athlete of the Week: Wade Turner, Brookville

Name: Wade Turner School: Brookville Grade: Senior Age: 18 Sports: Basketball Claim to fame/honors: SWBL Southwestern Division first team honors; shooting guard averaged16 points last year and 21 this season Bet you didn’t know … I have a brother, Westen, on my team who’s a starting center Words you live by: Culture matters Toughest opponent: Franklin Biggest influence: Coach Davidson...
Johnson tallies 19 as unbeaten Butler hands Northmont its first loss

Johnson tallies 19 as unbeaten Butler hands Northmont its first loss

Bryant Johnson had 19 points and 11 rebounds in leading unbeaten Butler to a 70-60 defeat of host Northmont in a boys high school basketball game on Tuesday night. The non-conference win pushed Butler to 5-0 overall. »» PHOTOS: Butler at Northmont, boys basketball »» RELATED: Two more added to 50-plus club Butler’s Michael Kreill added 16 points and Quintin Glover hit...

HS Scores 12/11: Herbert leads Beavercreek in win

Alter 56, LaSalle 49: Uhl (A) 23; Lemons (L) 16 Carlisle 66, Milton Union 44: Gay (C) 19, Stone (MU) 12. Beavercreek 60, Fairborn 57: Herbert (B) 18; Monore (F) 32 Catholic Central 55, Greeneview 34: Doolittle (S) 20; Caudill (G) 14. Fairbanks 85, Triad 56: Hackathorne (F) 15; Bundy (T) 11. Fort Loramie 47, Houston 40: Brandewie (F) 13; Leist (H) 11 Greenon 67, Southeastern 50: Cade (G) 18; Grim (S)...

HS Roundup 12/11: Rubin leads Oakwood boys in rally win

The Oakwood boys basketball team rallied in the second half for a 48-45 win versus Valley View on Tuesday. Darren Rubin scored 16 points and Daniel Hu had 11 for Oakwood. Gio Geiger totaled 13 points and Cade Cradlebaugh 10 for Valley View. Boys Basketball Alter 56, LaSalle 49: Brady Uhl led the way with 23 points and Conor Stolly added 11 to help Alter hold off LaSalle. Beavercreek 60, Fairborn 57...
High School Basketball: Senior standouts score 50-plus to join area’s all-time scoring leaders

High School Basketball: Senior standouts score 50-plus to join area’s all-time scoring leaders

Ethan Conley of Franklin Monroe High School and Corinne Thomas of Tecumseh pulled off a rare basketball double this past weekend. Both of the seniors shot among the area’s all-time, single-game scoring leaders at approximately the same time on Saturday night. Conley scored 54 points in a 92-80 non-league shootout defeat of visiting Houston at the Darke County school in Pitsburg. That tied him...
Franklin native Kennard nets NBA career high

Franklin native Kennard nets NBA career high

Franklin native Luke Kennard scored a career-high 28 points Monday in the Pistons’ 116-102 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Kennard, a 6-foot-5 guard, hit 11 of 18 shots from the field, including 5 of 8 3-pointers, grabbed eight rebounds and had three assists. Kennard recently missed 16 games due to a shoulder injury and is still working his way back. Monday’s game was just his eighth game...

HS Scores 12/10: WLS rallies past Ft. Loramie

Girls Basketball Monday’s Results Bellbrook 65, Northmont: Mescher (B) 12; McCrary (N) 8 Dunbar 63, Belmont 8: McClusky, Moore, Jones (D) 8; Miamisburg 36, Lebanon 34: Pringle (M) 20 Miami Valley 33, Dayton Christian 21: LCA 61, Yellow Springs 21: Ahner (L) 17; New Bremen 51. Lincolnview 40: Madison (N) 19; Mendenhall (L) 11 Tri- Village 58, Houston 32: Downing (T) 17; Monnier (H) 11 West Liberty...

HS Roundup 12/10: Bellbrook blows past Northmont

Bellbrook 65, Northmont 30: Maria Mescher paced Bellbrook with 12 points and Dreann Pryce added 10. Dunbar 63, Belmont 6: 13 girls got in on the scoring for Dunbar in the blowout victory. Lakota East 40, Harrison 36: Logan Fox finished with 14 points and Lily Rupp 10 as Lakota East had a 10-points swing in the final quarter to pull out the win. Lebanon 36, Miamisburg 34: Kendall Folley led Lebanon...
Toledo taking talented Trotwood tight end Justin Stephens

Toledo taking talented Trotwood tight end Justin Stephens

Trotwood-Madison tight end Justin Stephens tweeted Monday afternoon he will continue his career at Toledo.  A three-star prospect, the 6-foot-6, 245-pound senior led the Rams with 307 yards on 23 catches last season. He scored five touchdowns.  He is the No. 37 prospect in Ohio for the 2019 class according to 247Sports.  His announcement came less than 24 hours after Centerville linebacker...
Miami RedHawks get commitment from local linebacker 

Miami RedHawks get commitment from local linebacker 

Max Wynn won’t have to go far to continue his football career.  The Centerville linebacker announced Sunday he has verbally committed to Miami University.  The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Wynn had 35 tackles in five games for the Elks last season. He is Ohio’s No. 56 player in the 247Sports Composite rankings and a three-star prospect.  As a junior, Wynn logged 96 stops, including...

HS Scores 12/8: Conley, Thomas go over 50-point mark in wins

Two area basketball players had record-setting nights on Saturday. Ethan Conley sounded off with 54 points for Franklin Monroe in a 92-80 victory versus Houston in boys basketball and Corinne Thomas exploded for 51 points in Tecumseh’s 104-42 win versus London in girls basketball. Both Conley and Thomas set the single-game scoring record for their perspective schools. SCORES LIST Boys Basketball...
Big second half lifts Springfield past Miamisburg in home opener

Big second half lifts Springfield past Miamisburg in home opener

The Springfield High School boys basketball team needed a offensive boost in its home opener on Friday night. The Wildcats scored just three points in the first quarter and trailed 14-7 at the half against Miamisburg. Springfield’s solution? Turn up the pressure. »RELATED: Friday’s high school scoreboard »RELATED: Friday’s high school roundup »RELATED: Boys basketball...

HS Scores 12/8: Curtis leads Xenia in win

Boys Basketball Friday’s Results Allen East 42, New Knoxville 25: J. Osborne (N) 9. Badin 62, Alter 55: Hegeman (B) 13; Uhl (A) 18. Bethel 64, Newton 47: James (B) 17. Butler 75, Greenville 22 Catholic Central 65, Madison Plains 51 Cedarville 62, Greenon 51: Cross (C) 32; Andrew(G) 17. Celine 60, New Bremen 41: Schwieterman (C) 18; Archie (T) 13 Covington 53, Mississinawa 44: Collins (M) 44...
GWOC boys hoop: Njie, Mitchell lead Centerville over Fairmont

GWOC boys hoop: Njie, Mitchell lead Centerville over Fairmont

After sitting out most of last season with a foot injury and scoring just two points, no one on Centerville’s boys basketball team was looking more forward to this season than senior Kaleb Mitchell. And then it happened again. He landed awkwardly in a preseason practice and strained a knee ligament. That made him a cheerleader the first two games. “I was very nervous, but as soon as I...
‘Coach on the court’ leads Shawnee past Tecumseh

‘Coach on the court’ leads Shawnee past Tecumseh

D.J. Hayden used to do his job quietly while others like Aaron Schack, Billy Lord and Camden Van Velzor got the attention. Now it’s his job to be a scorer, talk a lot on the floor and lead one of the most inexperienced teams Chris McGuire has coached at Shawnee. “It’s my job as a senior to kind of be the coach on the court and make those guys go to the right spots, be in the right...

HS Roundup 12/7: CJ, Badin boys pick up rally victories

Boys Basketball Badin 62, Alter 55: Nathan Hegemann led five players in double-digit scoring to help Badin win in rally fashion. Hegemann had 13 points and Zach Switzer and Justin Pappas pitched in 12 apiece. Brady Uhl led Alter with 18 points. Bethel 64, Newton 47: Kendall James turned in 17 points and Ethan Rimkus 15 for Bethel. Ryan Mollette and Chet Jamison netted 14 points apiece for Newton....
Boys basketball power rankings: Who are the top teams in the area?

Boys basketball power rankings: Who are the top teams in the area?

Here’s who we consider the top boys high school basketball teams for the area power rankings. 1. Springfield (1-1): d. Beavercreek 68-43, lost 64-46 at Pickerington Central; hosts Miamisburg on Fri., at Upper Arlington on Tue. 2. Butler (3-0): d. Spg. Shawnee 61-35, d. Wayne 46-45; at Greenville on Fri., at Northmont on Tue. 3. Fairmont (1-0): d. Wayne 66-60; at Centerville on Fri. 4. Wayne...

HS Roundup 12/6: Valley View girls knock off Oakwood

Chloe Smith scored 19 points to lead four players in double-digit scoring for Valley View in a 74-58 girls basketball win versus Oakwood on Thursday. Aubrey Stupp added 17 points, Megan Black 12 and Abigail Dickson 10 for Valley View. Lauren Hapgood had 21 points and Margie Conrath 17 for Oakwood. Girls Basketball Arcanum 68, Bethel 38: Taylor Gray totaled 20 points with 12 rebounds for Ansonia, marking...

HS Scores 12/6: Arcanum’s Gray tallies double-double in win

Girls Basketball Thursday’s Results Arcanum 68, Bethel 38 Bradford 67, Ansonia 33 Catholic Central 44, South Eastern 33: Peterson , Foster (C) 13, Eaton 58, Brookeville 22 Milton-Union 52, Carlisle 32: Dickerson (MU) 34; Goodpaster (C) 8. Miami East 57, Tri County North 19: Haney (M) 21; Jackson (T) 6. Miamisburg 48, West Carrollton 27 Mechanicsburg 65, Northeastern 19: Forrest (M) 19; Stewart...
Girls basketball power rankings: Who are the top teams in the area?

Girls basketball power rankings: Who are the top teams in the area?

Here’s who we consider the top girls high school basketball teams for the area power rankings. 1. Centerville (3-0): d. Fairmont 70-47; hosts Trotwood-Madison on Sat., at Springfield on Wed. 2. Wayne (3-1): d. Fairmont 64-48, lost 54-53 to Beavercreek; at Wilmington on Mon. 3. Beavercreek (2-2): d. Wayne 54-53; hosts Fairborn on Sat., at Lebanon on Wed. 4. Tecumseh (1-2): lost 60-44 to Highland...
Dunbar boys basketball rebuilding with Cole: “It’s a big challenge”

Dunbar boys basketball rebuilding with Cole: “It’s a big challenge”

Lyle Cole didn’t bother sitting down in his designated bench area. And no wonder. In his first season of rebuilding Dunbar’s boys basketball program, that tends to be a hot seat, even at the area’s latest gem of a gym, the Wade E. Miller Arena at Middletown High School. “Correct,” said Cole following Tuesday’s game. “It’s very hot.” Of all the...

HS Roundup 12/5: Perdue paces Springfield girls in rally victory

Mickayla Perdue poured in 30 points to help Springfield rally for a 59-48 win versus Miamisburg in girls basketball action Wednesday. Perdue tacked on seven rebounds and nine steals and Trinity Morton-Nooks added 14 points with 10 rebounds. Olivia Hammerle had 19 points and Anna Long 12 for ‘Burg. Girls Basketball Alter 63, Hartley 50: Katie Kernan and Julia Paley each scored 10 points for Alter...

HS Scores 12/5: Northmont girls survive Springboro rally

Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Badin 57, Elder 53 Bethel 68, Tippecanoe 65: Mader (T) 25; James (B) 27. Buckeye Valley 66, London 39 Butler 46, Wayne 45 Carroll 44, Miamisburg 40, OT: Hartman (M) 15; Jefferson (C) 16. Catholic Central 47, Troy Christian 40 Chaminade Julienne 64, Springfield Shawnee 41: Gage (CJ) 15. Cin. Christian 70, Lockland 38: Rogers (CC) 13; Cottrell (L) 9. Clark Montessori...
Beavercreek’s Ewert 3rd in Nike Nationals; Foot Locker finals next

Beavercreek’s Ewert 3rd in Nike Nationals; Foot Locker finals next

Beavercreek High School junior Taylor Ewert is among the favorites who will race in Saturday’s 40th annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championship National Finals at San Diego. The race will begin at noon (EST) and will be shown live at http://footlockercc.com/. The 5,000-meter (3.1 miles) event will be held at Morley Field in Balboa Park and will feature 40 girls and 40 boys runners, all who...
Area grads deWeaver, Ouellette, Finke a college football hit

Area grads deWeaver, Ouellette, Finke a college football hit

Messiah deWeaver kept hearing about a Netflix documentary series that was a hit, especially among college football players. The more he tuned into “Last Chance U,” the more he liked it. “There’s some things on there that are pretty good,” said deWeaver, a former standout quarterback first at Trotwood-Madison and then at Wayne high schools. “It’s all good.&rdquo...
Athlete of the Week: Andrew Sarmir, Fairmont

Athlete of the Week: Andrew Sarmir, Fairmont

Name: Andrew Sarmir School: Fairmont Grade: Senior Age: 18 Sports: Cross country, track Claim to fame/honors: First cross country state meet qualifier in 10 years; owns second-fastest time in school history; member of National Honor Society and student council; school orchestra viola member as third chair; weighted grade point average of 4.2 unweighted GPA of 3.8; plans to attend University of Dayton...
Athlete of the Week: Nick Coyle, Vandalia-Butler

Athlete of the Week: Nick Coyle, Vandalia-Butler

Name: Nick Coyle School: Vandalia-Butler Grade: Senior Age: 17 Sports: Earned first-team Greater Western Ohio Conference North honors as a linebacker; Claim to fame/honors: Earned first-team Greater Western Ohio Conference North and Southwest District honors; three-year varsity linebacker Words you live by: Toughness, effort, attitude and motivation Toughest opponent: Troy Biggest influence: My mom...
Athlete of the Week: Danny Sparks, Dixie

Athlete of the Week: Danny Sparks, Dixie

Name: Danny Sparks School: Dixie Grade: Junior Age: 16 Sports: Cross country, track Claim to fame/honors: Qualified for regional championships; ran personal best 17:46 at Troy Regionals; ran 17:44 in Versailles in preseason; Bet you didn’t know … I can’t swim Words you live by: To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift. Toughest opponent: Waynesville Biggest...

HS Scores 12/4: Monroe pours in 41 for Fairborn in loss

Boys Basketball Tuesday’s Results Badin 57, Elder 53 Butler 46, Wayne 45 Carroll 44, Miamisburg 40, OT: Hartman (M) 15; Jefferson (C) 16. Catholic Central 47, Troy Christian 40 Chaminade Julienne 64, Springfield Shawnee 41: Gage (CJ) 15. Cin. Christian 70, Lockland 38: Rogers (CC) 13; Cottrell (L) 9. Clark Montessori 58, MVCA 51 Emmanuel Christian 79, Northeastern 45 Fairfield 64, Cedarville...

HS Roundup 12/4: UC recruit nets 30 in Xenia win

Cincinnati Bearcats recruit Samari Curtis led the way for the Xenia boys basketball team in a 64-53 win versus Beavercreek on Tuesday. Curtis poured in 30 points and Dylan Hoosier tacked on 17. Isaiah Moore and Adam Duvall each had 12 for ‘Creek. Boys Basketball Carroll 44, Miamisburg 40, OT: Simon Jefferson scored 16 points to lead Carroll. Corey Hartman had 15 for ‘Burg. Graham 69, Triad...
Former Buckeye football greats reflect on Urban Meyer’s tenure at OSU

Former Buckeye football greats reflect on Urban Meyer’s tenure at OSU

Former Ohio State University football standouts Keith Byars and Jeff Graham both labeled Urban Meyer a good fit for OSU football. Byars said Meyer separated himself from other Buckeyes coaches. “Urban is the first coach since I don’t know when who got to leave Ohio State on his own terms,” said Byars, a Roth High School product who starred at OSU for then-coach Earle Bruce in the...

HS Roundup 12/3: Lebanon girls edge Little Miami

Lebanon pulled out a close contest 45-43 versus Little Miami in girls basketball action on Monday. Ashley West and Bella Dunn tallied 10 points apiece to lead the way for Lebanon. Girls Basketball Covington 66, Twin Valley South 34: Sammi Whiteman paced Covington with 19 points, Morgan Kimmel scored 13, Claudia Harrington added 11. Twin Valley South Taylor Bowers scored 13 points. Chaminade Julienne...

HS Scores 12/3: Carroll, CJ girls pick up wins

Boys Basketball Sunday’s Results Princeton 55, Walnut Hills 49 Girls Basketball Monday’s Results Carroll 58, Miamisburg 35: Long (M) 10. Chaminade Julienne 51, Clinton-Massie 37: Monaghan (CJ) 14; Cottrell (CM) 14. Covington 66, Twin Valley South 34: Whiteman (C) 19; Bowers (TVS) 14. Eaton 53, Madison 30: Gels (E) 15. Fairfield 75, Talawanda 17: Pohlabel (T) 10; Mills (F) 14. Fairlawn...
Indiana athlete killed in crash after being named to all-state football team

Indiana athlete killed in crash after being named to all-state football team

A star high school football player from Indiana was killed in a car crash Saturday night, hours after he was named to the all-state team, WXIN reported. >> Read more trending news  Rashawn Hawkins, 18, was killed at a Greenwood intersection at 10 p.m., the television station reported. Southport High School football coach Brandon Winters said the crash involved Haskins and his sister...
Badin grad helps Florida State soccer win national title

Badin grad helps Florida State soccer win national title

Dallas Dorosy scored in the 60th minute and Badin grad Malia Berkely was part of a standout defense that helped Florida State beat North Carolina 1-0 on Sunday for the NCAA Women’s College Cup championship. The Seminoles (20-4-3) won the NCAA title for the second time. They also won it all in 2014. Berkely, a redshirt sophomore defender, scored a goal Friday in the Seminoles’ 2-0 upset...

High School Football: State championship boxscores

Football State Championships Saturday’s Results Division VII MCCOMB 28, GLOUSTER TRIMBLE 3 GT 3 0 0 0 — 3 M 7 7 14 0 — 28 First Quarter M: Schroeder 40 run (Schroeder kick). GT: Hooper 25 FG. Second Quarter M: Schroeder 8 run (Schroeder kick). Third Quarter M: Dillon 1 run (Schroeder kick). M: Lee 4 run (Schroeder kick). Division V ORRVILLE 49, JOHNSTOWN-MONROE 34 JM 7 0 14 13 &mdash...

HS Scores 12/1: ‘Burg boys edge Piqua, Butler wins big

Boys Basketball Saturday’s Results Brookville 68, Carlisle 49: Wa. Turner (B) 19. Butler 61, Springfield Shawnee 35: Justice (B) 13. Eaton 54, Dixie 36 Madison 61, Tri-County North 52: Whiteman (M) 27; Stinson (TCN) 23. Mason 63, Sidney 44 Miamisburg 49, Piqua 46: Du. Hall (M) 19; Tucker (P) 16. Minster 65, Spencerville 44: Koenig (S) 12; Schulze (M) 30. Mississinawa Valley 75, Union City 54...
State football: Alter, Marion Local can’t overcome final challenge

State football: Alter, Marion Local can’t overcome final challenge

It wasn’t supposed to end this way. Not with program history, momentum, and the full-throttled support from appreciative families and fans packed in their corners. But there’s no getting around what first Marion Local, then Alter ran into during the high school football championship weekend at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton’s refurbished jewel that’s anchored next...

HS Roundup: Gordon, Roberts pace Sidney in season-opening win

Andre Gordon poured in 30 points and Ratez Roberts set a school record in Sidney’s 75-49 boys basketball season-opening win versus Tippecanoe on Friday. Roberts became Sidney’s all-time leader in blocks, passing the 360 mark for his career. Roberts also scored 12 points and Darren Taborn tacked on 10. Nolan Mader led the way for Tippecanoe with 22 points and Ben Sauls added 12. Boys Basketball...

HS Scores 11/30: Boys hoops season tips off, state football scores

Football State Championships All games at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, Canton. Friday’s Results Division VI KIRTLAND 16, MARION LOCAL 7 ML 0 7 0 0 — 7 K 0 13 3 0 — 16 Second Quarter K: Neibecker 1 run (Rodin kick). ML: Fleck 1 run (Klosterman kick). K: Gardner 7 run (kick fail). Third Quarter K: Rodin 32 FG. Division III CHAGRIN FALLS KENSTON 42, ALTER 6 K 7 14 14 7 — 42...
State football championship: Kenston routs Alter in D-III final

State football championship: Kenston routs Alter in D-III final

Alter flexed its defensive might all season, but had no answer for Chagrin Falls Kenston and fell 42-6 in a Division III high school football state championship on Friday. Earlier Friday Marion Local (13-2) had its bid for a third straight D-VI state title upended by unbeaten Kirtland, 16-7. Those were two of seven state title games, including three each on Friday and Saturday. Akron Hoban defeated...
Football state championship: Marion Local falls short in title game

Football state championship: Marion Local falls short in title game

Its running game all but shut down and a quick-strike passing game stuck in neutral, Marion Local met its rare match in Friday’s Division VI high school football state championship. Kirtland’s defensive-minded 16-7 shutdown of Marion Local was significant because few teams have been unable to do that to the Flyers during their eight-year run of state titles. “If you would have told...
Archdeacon: Family tradition reaches new heights with Alter in today’s state championship game

Archdeacon: Family tradition reaches new heights with Alter in today’s state championship game

Today is a special day for the Alter High School football team and especially junior defensive end Matthew Schimpf. The Knights and Chagrin Falls Kenston — both 13-1 — play for the Division III state title at 3 p.m. at Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Before the game, the Alter team plans to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame next door and that’s where Matthew will...

HS Scores 11/29: Shawnee rallies past Mechanicsburg

Football State Championships Thursday’s Result Division II ARCHBISHOP HOBAN 42, MASSILLON WASHINGTON 28 AH 13 21 0 8 — 42 MW 0 7 14 7 — 28 First Quarter AH: Dickerson 13 run (kick fail). AH: Hamm 23 run (Branham kick). Second Quarter AH: Hamm 1 run (Branham kick). AH: Dickerson 35 pass from Hamm (Branham kick). MW: Phifer 1 run (Bauer kick). AH: Clark 28 pass from Hamm (Branham kick)...

HS Roundup 11/29: Ferrell leads Franklin in win

Layne Ferrell dropped in 24 points in leading Franklin to a 66-44 win versus Oakwood in girls basketball on Thursday. Emily Newton added 11 points for Franklin, which put the game out of reach with a 20-6 run to open the second half. Margie Conrath had 17 points and Lauren Hapgood 11 for Oakwood. Girls Basketball Arcanum 66, Ansonia 34: Taylor Gray totaled 21 points and Hailey Unger and Gracie Garno...
Centerville 6-9 junior a big-time recruiting presence

Centerville 6-9 junior a big-time recruiting presence

All the incentive Centerville 6-foot-9 junior Mo Njie needs to develop his promising basketball game is at home. Keeping up with younger brothers Kebba, a 6-6 freshman, and Baboucarr, a 5-7 seventh-grader, is enough of a challenge. “They have more experience so that pushes me more to get up to their level,” Njie said this week prior to a preseason practice. “I don’t want to...

HS Scores 11/28: Centerville edges Springboro, ‘Creek beats Springfield

Girls Basketball Wednesday Results Alter 47, Chillicothe 34 Beavercreek 56, Springfield 35 : Perdue (S) 13; Landing (B) 18. Badin 79, Talawanda 36 Butler 41, Piqua 23. Centerville 54, Springboro 51: Hutchinson (C) 15; Nation (H) 12 Fairfield 56, Ross 19: Mills (F) 13; Stenger, Justice (R) 4. Fenwick 48, Edgewood 31 Lakota East 46, Seton 43 Lebanon 58, Northmont 48: Folley (L) 27; Heath (H) 14. Little...

HS Roundup 11/28: Bohanon leads Wayne girls past Fairmont

Destiny Bohanon poured in 24 points and Nyla Hampton added 12 to help Wayne defeat Fairmont 64-48 in Wednesday girls basketball. Wayne pulled away with a 12-1 run in the second quarter. Madison Bartley finished with 14 points and seven rebounds for Fairmont. Girls Basketball Beavercreek 56, Springfield 35: Anna Landing led ‘Creek with 18 points and Kirsten Williams tacked on 12. Mickayla Perdue...
Boys basketball preview: Area’s top players not in GWOC

Boys basketball preview: Area’s top players not in GWOC

The top returning area boys high school basketball players who don’t attend Greater Western Ohio Conference schools. The boys season begins on Friday, Nov. 30. The girls season began last week. Jonathan Allen, Dunbar, 6-5, sr., C: 15 points, 10 rebounds; Dayton City League MVP. Hasn’t yet been cleared to play after suffering a blown ACL and having surgery this fall, which cut short a senior...
Four area players on D-I All-Ohio first team

Four area players on D-I All-Ohio first team

Jesse Deglow (Fairmont High School), Isaiah Gibson (Springfield), Gabe Newburg (Northmont) and Moses Douglass (Springfield) all were named first team All-Ohio Division I by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The D-I teams were announced on Wednesday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Ohio’s Mr. Football also was announced, Mansfield Lexington senior RB/LB Cade Stover. Deglow...
OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division I

OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division I

The Division I football All-Ohio team was announced Wednesday by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. Quarterbacks: Trevor Bycznski, Berea-Midpark, 6-5, 230, sr.; Griffin Veil, Hilliard Bradley, 6-1, 180, sr.; Alijah Curtis, Canton McKinley, 5-9, 184, sr. Running backs: JuTahn McClain, Fairfield, 5-10, 180, jr.; Jesse Deglow, Fairmont...
Football state championships: Alter senior QB Bazelak delivers

Football state championships: Alter senior QB Bazelak delivers

Like so many other great Alter quarterbacks before him, senior Connor Bazelak was labeled can’t-miss before he inherited the starting role. Always a high-profile position, it’s especially important at Alter, where Knights teams are expected to make deep playoff runs and contend for state championships. And Bazelak, who will sign with the University of Missouri next month, has delivered...
Boys basketball preview: New area head coaches

Boys basketball preview: New area head coaches

The following are new area boys high school basketball coaches. The boys season begins on Friday, Nov. 30. The girls basketball season began last week. Did we miss someone? Contact us by email at sports@coxohio.com Ansonia: Devin Limburg was promoted to succeed Chad Cramer. Arcanum: Jim Melton succeeds Marcus Bixler, who resigned after four seasons. It’s the first head coach position for Melton...
Athlete of the Week: Max Bretland, Bellbrook

Athlete of the Week: Max Bretland, Bellbrook

Name: Max Bretland School: Bellbrook High School Sport: Cross Country Class: Senior, 12 Age: 17 Claim to fame: Won SWBL 2017 Bet you didn’t know: This is only my second year running Cross Country Toughest opponent/why: Kyle Lethander he is a very strong athlete from Oakwood and we have run very similar times and are always fighting to beat one another in our races Favorite book: The Great Gatsby...
Athlete of the Week: Gabe Warren, Butler

Athlete of the Week: Gabe Warren, Butler

Name: Gabe Warren School: Vandalia Butler Grade: Senior Age: 18 Sports: Cross country, track Claim to fame/honors: State qualifier with 4x800 relay team in track; 4-year varsity for track and cross country; ran 1:59 for 800 relay split; 9:46 for 3200; 5000 meter 16:09; will run track and cross country at Xavier and will major in economics; carries 4.4 grade-point average; vice president of National...
Athlete of the Week: Steven Brock, Dixie

Athlete of the Week: Steven Brock, Dixie

Name: Steven Brock School: Dixie Grade: Senior Age: 18 Sports: Soccer, cross country, tennis Claim to fame/honors: Team captain and MVP; sweeper played three years varsity; earned first-team All-Southwestern Buckeye League and All-Miami Valley West Division 3 honors; Bet you didn’t know … my favorite animal is a penguin Words you live by: Don’t compare yourself to others Toughest...
Athlete of the Week: Emily Whitehead, Centerville

Athlete of the Week: Emily Whitehead, Centerville

Name: Emily Whitehead School: Centerville Grade: Senior Age: 17 Sports: Soccer Claim to fame/honors: Second-year varsity soccer player; played two years of basketball; ranks fourth in class academically; serves as student council officer; member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society Age: 17 Bet you didn’t know: I have a twin sister on the varsity cross country team Words...

HS Roundup 11/27: Legacy Christian holds off CJ rally

Chaminade Julienne had a furious second half rally but Legacy Christian held on for a 54-51 final in girls basketball on Tuesday. Emily Riddle led the way with 21 points, Emma Hess added 18 and Kathleen Ahner 12. Girls Basketball Coldwater 47, Van Wert 27: Lauren Gilliland recorded 28 points and 18 rebounds to carry Coldwater. Fairborn 52, Oakwood 49: Khala Powell put up 16 points and Evelyn Oktavec...

HS Scores 11/27: Kenton Ridge defeats Westerville North

Girls Basketball Tuesday’s Results Coldwater 47, Van Wert 27: Gilliland (C) 28. Fairborn 52, Oakwood 49: Hapgood (O) 27; Powell (F) 15. Fort Loramie 69, Fairlawn 29: Rose (FL) 16; Dudgeon, Spicer (Fa) 8. Kalida 43, St. Marys Memorial 36: Menker (SM) 11; Klausing (K) 14. Kenton Ridge 47, Westerville North 27: Morris (KR) 17; Smith (WN) 8. Legacy Christian 54, Chaminade Julienne 51: Riddle (LC)...
Boys basketball preview: Top returning GWOC players

Boys basketball preview: Top returning GWOC players

The following are the top returning boys high school basketball players in the Greater Western Ohio Conference. The boys 2018-19 season begins on Friday. The girls started last week. Samari Curtis, Xenia, 6-4, sr., G: Led the GWOC in scoring for second straight season at 30.4. Signed with the University of Cincinnati after initially committing to Xavier. Amari Davis, Trotwood-Madison, 6-4, sr., G...
Boys basketball preview: Area coaches in the 30 seasons-plus club

Boys basketball preview: Area coaches in the 30 seasons-plus club

The following are the area boys high school basketball coaches who have been on the sidelines for at least 30 seasons as a head coach. The 2018-19 boys season begins on Friday. The girls basketball season began last week. Did we miss someone? Contact us by email at sports@coxohio.com. Tim Barga, Mississinawa Valley, 37th season: Barga earns the distinction as the dean of area coaches. He collected...
Troy’s Jackson D-II All-Ohio defensive player of the year

Troy’s Jackson D-II All-Ohio defensive player of the year

Troy High School senior lineman Sam Jackson was named the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division II defensive player of the year on Tuesday. The Division II and III teams were announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. Joining Jackson on the D-II first team was Trojans senior running back Jaydon Culp-Bishop. They helped lead Troy (10-2) into the playoffs for the third straight season...
OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division II

OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division II

The Division II football All-Ohio team was announced Tuesday by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The Ohio Mr. Football Award will be announced Wednesday. Quarterbacks: Raymell Byrd, Whitehall-Yearling, 6-0, 175, sr.; Alec Sayre, Dover, 6-0, 195, sr.; Max Denman, Whitehouse Anthony Wayne, 6-4, 180, sr.; Ryan Maloy, Avon, 5-11, 180...
OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division III

OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division III

The Division III football All-Ohio team was announced Tuesday by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The Ohio Mr. Football Award will be announced Wednesday. Quarterbacks: Ethan Heller, Thornville Sheridan, 6-0, 175, sr.; Bridger Cline, Millersburg West Holmes, 5-11, 180, jr.; Jon Tomcufcik, Chagrin Falls Kenston, 6-1, 195, jr.; Sam...
Marion Local, MAC make winning impression on Kirtland football coach

Marion Local, MAC make winning impression on Kirtland football coach

Marion Local and its Midwest Athletic Conference football brethren have made a lasting impression on Kirtland head coach Tiger LaVerde. And it’s not because the Flyers and Hornets of Lake County are paired for a third time in four years in a high school football state championship. “I’m very jealous of (the MAC),” admitted LaVerde during this week’s statewide media conference...
1st aerial view of new Middletown sports field

1st aerial view of new Middletown sports field

It takes a bird’s eye view to really appreciate the full transformation of the new Middletown High School and Middle School. City school officials Tuesday released aerial photographs shot by a drone high above the still-changing campus that has seen its track & field stadium moved, its high school expanded, and a new sports arena and a new middle school opened. The $96 million construction project...

HS Roundup 11/26: Dickson, Legate lead Valley View girls

Lauren Legate’s double-double helped power Valley View to a 43-33 win versus Miamisburg in girls basketball action on Monday. Abigail Dickson led the way with 14 points and Legate tacked on 10 points with 13 rebounds. Anna Long paced Miamisburg with 14 points. Girls Basketball Northmont 45, Butler 27: Camryn Nadir scored 12 points and Shalaya Heath had 11 to lead Northmont. Tippecanoe 49, West...

HS Scores 11/26: Northmont defeats Butler in girls hoops

Girls Basketball Monday’s Results Deer Park 83, Lockland 14 Fenwick 51, Reading 26 Hamilton 52, Lebanon 42: Folley (L) 21. Miami Valley School 48, Dominion Academy 32: Smith (MV) 13. Northmont 45, Butler 27: Nadir (N) 12; Schoenherr, Fletcher (B) 7. Seven Hills 48, Gamble Montessori 34 Sycamore 44, Turpin 42 Tippecanoe 49, West Liberty-Salem 37: Mader (T) 11. Valley View 43, Miamisburg 33: Long...
OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division IV

OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division IV

The Division IV football All-Ohio team was announced Monday by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The Ohio Mr. Football Award will be announced Wednesday. DIVISION IV OPSWA ALL-OHIO FOOTBALL TEAMS First Team Offense Quarterbacks: Jaron Sharp, Kenton, 6-3, 200, sr.; Mark Waid, Girard, 6-3, 215, sr.; Evan Prater, Cin. Wyoming, 6-5...
OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division V

OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division V

The Division V football All-Ohio team was announced Monday by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The Ohio Mr. Football Award will be announced Wednesday. DIVISION V OPSWA ALL-OHIO FOOTBALL TEAMS First Team Offense Quarterbacks: Davis Black, Byesville Meadowbrook, 6-5, 215, Sr.; Trent Salyers, Wheelersburg, 6-2, 175, Sr.; Jacob Plantz...
Alter overcomes loss of key players with next-man-up ability

Alter overcomes loss of key players with next-man-up ability

This was the season that could have been for Alter High School football. All the Knights’ offensive plans were scrapped when it became apparent in the preseason senior running back John Bivens was not going to sufficiently recover from a severe knee injury. That knocked Bivens out this season. It was significant, because veteran Knights coach Ed Domsitz labeled Bivens among the best he&rsquo...
Preseason girls basketball: SWBL Buckeye

Preseason girls basketball: SWBL Buckeye

The following is a preseason look at Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division girls high school basketball. The girls season began on Friday, Nov. 23. The boys basketball season begins on Friday, Nov. 30. Affiliation: SWBL Buckeye. 2017-18 standings: Waynesville (24-2 overall, 12-0 Buckeye); Preble Shawnee (18-5, 9-3); Madison (11-12, 8-4); Milton-Union (11-13, 6-6); Carlisle (10-13, 5-7); Dixie...
OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division VI

OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division VI

The Division VI football All-Ohio team was announced Sunday by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The Ohio Mr. Football Award will be announced Wednesday. Quarterbacks: Kadden Laster, Howard East Knox, 6-2, 185, Jr.; Anthony Coggins, Shadyside, 6-0, 157, Sr.: Cade Potter, Sherwood Fairview, 6-0, 160, Jr. Running Backs: Conor Becker...
OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division VII

OPSWA All-Ohio football teams: Division VII

The Division VII football All-Ohio team was announced Sunday by a statewide media panel. The teams were selected by members of the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association. The Ohio Mr. Football Award will be announced Wednesday. Quarterbacks: Sam Shafer, Cuyahoga Heights, 6-1, 185, Jr.; Jared Breece, Pandora-Gilboa, 6-2, 180, Sr.; Logan Pharmer, Ashland Mapleton, 5-9, 165, Sr.; Elliott Gilardi, Lehman...
All-Area football: Division I

All-Area football: Division I

The Division I All-Area football team, chosen by Cox Media Group Ohio. Selections were based on coaches’ nominations. Quarterbacks: Miles Johnson, Northmont, 6-1, 195, sr.; Rashad McKee, Wayne, 6-2, 190, sr. Running backs: Jesse Deglow, Fairmont, 5-10, 194, sr.; Devin Nelson, Wayne, 6-0, 190, jr. Receivers: Michael Brown-Stephens, Springfield, 6-0, 180, sr.; Corey Burnette, Centerville, 5-10...
Alter, Marion Local seek state football championships

Alter, Marion Local seek state football championships

At this point, great Alter football teams are defined by state championship runs. That’s the best way differentiate the best of the Knights. “It means a lot to this community,” said Alter senior captain and standout defensive lineman Connor Meyer following Friday’s night’s 34-13 defeat of Norwalk in a Division III state semifinal at Wapakoneta. “The bar is set very...
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