High School Sports


Who are the best football players ever from the Dayton area?

We’ve tried to answer, in a series of stories, the question of which are the best players in the history of area high schools. View those lists, vote and comment.
College softball: Lakota West’s Cummins will continue career at Miami

College softball: Lakota West’s Cummins will continue career at Miami

Allie Cummins is headed for the Mid-American Conference after all. The recent Lakota West High School graduate and Division I All-Ohio softball standout announced her decommitment from Akron on May 31 and will now continue her career closer to home at Miami University. The shortstop hit .591 with 17 doubles, three triples, nine home runs and 44 RBIs this spring as the Firebirds went 26-4 and reached...
Wildcats senior accepts offer to play golf at Butler

Wildcats senior accepts offer to play golf at Butler

When college coaches started talking to Springfield High School All-Ohio golfer Luke Wells during the summer before his sophomore year, he realized something for the first time. “I never really thought of playing college golf,” he said. “Then I thought maybe I could play college golf. It definitely made me work harder to be able to not just go for academics but to be there for something...
5 things to know about the local high school football season (Vol. 1) 

5 things to know about the local high school football season (Vol. 1) 

High school football practice is getting closer, and our team previews are already rolling out.  Miss any?  Don’t worry! We’ll be recapping them periodically.  Here is version one:  1. Fairmont wants to prove last year was no fluke.  After being one of the surprise teams of 2017, coach Dave Miller’s Firebirds (7-4) are hungry for a second straight trip to...
GCL Coed sets up football schedules in alliance with Columbus league

GCL Coed sets up football schedules in alliance with Columbus league

The prep football alliance between the Greater Catholic League Coed Division and the Columbus-based Central Catholic League has been finalized, at least for two years. The Roger Bacon and Purcell Marian football programs are leaving the GCL Coed and and have committed to the Miami Valley Conference for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, with the GCL Coed merging its North and Central divisions starting in...
Preseason football: Oakwood Lumberjacks

Preseason football: Oakwood Lumberjacks

Team: Oakwood Lumberjacks Division/Region: D-IV, Region 16; no change from last season. Affiliation: Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division. Location: Mack Hummon Stadium, Oakwood (Montgomery County). » ...
Centerville standout wins decathlon gold for Puerto Rico at Canada

Centerville standout wins decathlon gold for Puerto Rico at Canada

Yariel Soto of Centerville High School has fully embraced the role of decathlon ambassador. But winning over his Elks teammates is a stretch. “They see how crazy I am and how much it hurts,” said the Puerto Rico native who’ll be a senior. “I’ve had a good amount of younger athletes coming into middle school and high school asking me about the decathlon. Their coaches...
WATCH: Area high school football teams compete at annual 7-on-7 competition at Welcome Stadium

WATCH: Area high school football teams compete at annual 7-on-7 competition at Welcome Stadium

They are not trying to rush the summer, but ready or not, the high school football season is less than six weeks away. Area teams can begin two-a-day workouts two weeks from next Monday, but that doesn’t mean they have to wait that long. Several teams were on the field Friday for the annual 7-on-7 competition hosted by the Dayton Flyers football coaches at Welcome Stadium Northmont, Springfield...
Monroe’s Gomia returning to Optimist International golf event

Monroe’s Gomia returning to Optimist International golf event

Alex Gomia, a junior-to-be at Monroe High School, has qualified for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship for the second straight year. Seven hundred golfers will be competing in seven age divisions at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. It’s the 22nd consecutive year for this site, which includes the Palmer, Fazio, Estates and Squire courses. From July 17...
Preseason football: Urbana Hillclimbers

Preseason football: Urbana Hillclimbers

Team: Urbana Hillclimbers Division/Region: D-IV, Region 16; no change from last season. Affiliation: Central Buckeye Conference, Mad River Division. Location: Hillclimbers Stadium, Urbana (Champaign County). » ...
Preseason football: Eaton Eagles

Preseason football: Eaton Eagles

Team: Eaton Eagles Division/Region: D-IV, Region 16; no change from last season. Affiliation: Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwestern Division. Location: Eaton Athletic & Wellness Stadium (Preble County). Head coach: Brad Davis, entering his fourth season as Eaton’s head coach; 7-23 overall combined record. Assistant coaches: Clint Buffenbarger, RB; Austin Fudge, WR/DB; Nathan Islamovsky,...
High school football games on radio, TV, internet

High school football games on radio, TV, internet

The following is a list of area radio, TV and internet stations and sites that will air high school football games this coming season. If your station or webcast isn’t listed, email information and schedule to sports@coxohio.com. » ...
Funeral set for ex-Graham wrestler, Jim Jordan’s nephew, killed in crash

Funeral set for ex-Graham wrestler, Jim Jordan’s nephew, killed in crash

The funeral for Eli Stickley — the former standout Graham High School wrestler and nephew of Congressman Jim Jordan killed in a crash — will be held Saturday, according to a funeral home notice. Stickley, 21, wrestled at the University of Wisconsin and was the nephew of Jordan, R-Urbana, who married Stickley’s aunt. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church...
Preseason football: Centerville Elks

Preseason football: Centerville Elks

Team: Centerville Elks Division/Region: D-I, Region 3; no change from last season. Affiliation: Greater Western Ohio Conference, National East Division. Location: Elks Football Stadium, Centerville (Montgomery County). » ...
Preseason football: Milton-Union Bulldogs

Preseason football: Milton-Union Bulldogs

Team: Milton-Union Bulldogs Division/Region: D-V, Region 18; switched from D-V, Region 20 last season. Affiliation: Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division. Location: Memorial Stadium, West Milton (Miami County). Head coach: Bret Pearce, who begins his second stint as the Bulldogs’ head coach. Previously led Milton football from 2000-12, taking six teams into the postseason. Didn&rsquo...
Preseason football: Arcanum Trojans

Preseason football: Arcanum Trojans

Team: Arcanum Trojans Division/Region: D-VI, Region 24; no change from last season. Affiliation: Cross County Conference. Location: Booster Stadium, Arcanum. Head coach: Jason Schondelmyer, entering eighth overall years as the Trojans’ coach and second straight season. In his second stint as Arcanum’s coach, he also was the Trojans’ coach from 1999-2005. Combined 53-29 record at...
Lakota’s ‘band of misfits’ were 1983 state boys cross country champions

Lakota’s ‘band of misfits’ were 1983 state boys cross country champions

Brian Hill doesn’t have to work very hard to drum up some memories of Lakota High School’s only state boys cross country championship. Hill was the T-Birds’ No. 1 runner in the fall of 1983 when they captured the Class AAA title. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colo., these days, but he was thrilled to take a trip down memory lane nearly 35 years after achieving Ohio supremacy. »...
College basketball: Lakota East’s Lowry ends fine career at Hillsdale

College basketball: Lakota East’s Lowry ends fine career at Hillsdale

Stedman Lowry has completed a standout career with the Hillsdale (Mich.) College basketball team, starting every game for the NCAA Division II Chargers. The 2013 Lakota East High School graduate redshirted his freshman year, then totaled 1,486 career points, good for 12th place on the program’s all-time scoring list. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard converted 294 treys in his career. He’s...
Preseason football: Tippecanoe Red Devils

Preseason football: Tippecanoe Red Devils

Team: Tippecanoe Red Devils Division/Region: D-III, Region 12; no change from last season. Affiliation: Greater Western Ohio Conference, American North Division. Location: Tipp City Community Stadium, Tipp City. Head coach: Joel Derge, entering fourth season as the Red Devils’ head coach (20-10 combined record). Assistant coaches: Karl Stanbery, DB; Michael Derry, TE; Brad Klepacz, OL;...
Defending champ Sipe headlines area players in Ohio Amateur field

Defending champ Sipe headlines area players in Ohio Amateur field

Defending champion Austin Sipe of Centerville leads a group of 18 Miami Valley players who will be in the field this week for the 72-hole Ohio Amateur Championship, beginning Tuesday at Wedgewood Golf & Country Club in Powell. Sipe, who won the 2017 Amateur at Springfield Country Club, is automatically qualified for the 2018 event as are others who finished in the top 20 last year. They are:...
Preseason football: Greeneview Rams

Preseason football: Greeneview Rams

Team: Greeneview Rams Division/Region: D-V, Region 20; no change from last season. Affiliation: Ohio Heritage Conference, South Division. Location: Don Nock Stadium, Jamestown. Head coach: Ryan Haines, entering his second season as the Rams’ head coach after succeeding Neal Kasner. A Greeneview grad, is in his seventh season overall coaching the Rams. Assistant coaches: Terry Seigfried...
Preseason football: Fairmont Firebirds

Preseason football: Fairmont Firebirds

Team: Fairmont Firebirds Division/Region: D-I, Region 3; no change from last season. Affiliation: Greater Western Ohio Conference, National East Division. Location: Foreman Field at Roush Stadium, Kettering. Head coach: Dave Miller, entering third season at Fairmont (8-13) after succeeding Andy Aracri. Previously had a record-setting nine-year run at Covington in the Cross County Conference. Also...
Kettering native named athletic director at Big 12 school

Kettering native named athletic director at Big 12 school

The University of Kansas hired Kettering native Jeff Long, a 1978 Fairmont East graduate, as director of athletics on Thursday. Long spent 10 years as the athletic director at Arkansas before being fired in December. At Kansas, he replaces Sheahon Zenger, who was fired in May after seven years. In 2014, Long told the Dayton Daily News he developed his love of sports growing up in Ohio...
Preseason football: Valley View Spartans

Preseason football: Valley View Spartans

Team: Valley View Spartans Division/Region: D-IV, Region 16; no change from last season. Affiliation: Southwestern Buckeye League, Southwest Division. Location: Barker Field, Spartan Stadium, Germantown. Head coach: Bob Skidmore; third season (21-3 combined record); longtime Spartans assistant who succeeded Kris Ketron in 2016. Assistant coaches/positions: Butch Stidham, DC/DB; Matt King, Strength...
Recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson down to final 5 schools

Recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson down to final 5 schools

Isaiah Gibson celebrated the birthday of the United States by eliminating a few schools from his recruitment.  The highly recruited defensive tackle prospect from Springfield is down to Kentucky, Wisconsin, Purdue, Minnesota and Michigan State.  Gibson, who plans to announce his commitment Sept. 19, previously was also considering Iowa State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Maryland and Rutgers...
Athlete of the Week: Clark Miller, Dixie

Athlete of the Week: Clark Miller, Dixie

Name: Clark Miller School: Dixie Grade: Junior Age: 17 Sports: Baseball, basketball, golf Claim to fame/honors: Team captain pitches and plays shortstop and center field; earned second-team SWBL honors; collected .450 on-base percentage and .320 batting average; member of National Honor Society; carries 3.9 grade-point average Bet you didn’t know … I like to wakeboard and wake surf Words...
Athlete of the Week: Cole Stephens, Northmont

Athlete of the Week: Cole Stephens, Northmont

Name: Cole Stephens School: Northmont Grade: 2018 graduate Age: 18 Sports: Baseball, golf Claim to fame/honors: Pitcher and shortstop earned first-team GWOC and second-team all-area honors; threw one-hitter in Florida against DeKalb High School to start season; plans to attend Notre Dame College (Ohio) to play baseball and major in sports management; district qualifier in golf Bet you didn’t...
Athlete of the Week: Evan Hartman, Alter High School

Athlete of the Week: Evan Hartman, Alter High School

Name: Evan Hartman School: Alter Grade: 2018 graduate Age: 18 Sports: Volleyball, soccer Claim to fame/honors: Played on three state champion volleyball teams and one state champion soccer team; fought back from ACL surgery after injury during soccer tournament to finish the year as starting libero in the volleyball tournament; carried 4.33 grade-point average; plans to attend University of Toledo...
High school football: Key dates from preseason to state finals

High school football: Key dates from preseason to state finals

High school football preseason practice begins the end of July. Here are key dates, provided by the Ohio High School Athletic Association: Mon., July 30: The first day of preseason practice; this also is the earliest start date for the mandatory five-day acclimatization period. Sun., Aug. 5: Mandatory day off. »RELATED: Saturday playoff football returns Tue., Aug. 7 through Sat., Aug. 18: Scrimmages...
Recruiting: Wayne’s Olivia Trice announces verbal commitment

Recruiting: Wayne’s Olivia Trice announces verbal commitment

Wayne girls basketball standout Olivia Trice has committed to Bowling Green.  The daughter of Warriors coach Travis Trice Sr. announced her decision Wednesday.  “A new chapter in my life,” she wrote on Twitter. “So blessed and excited to be a Bowling Green Falcon.”  The 5-foot-8 senior-to-be averaged 8.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists for the 15-10 Warriors...
Shawnee grad, Wright State standout Gray starring in Cape Cod league

Shawnee grad, Wright State standout Gray starring in Cape Cod league

Shawnee High School graduate and Wright State University baseball player Seth Gray may be spending his time at the beach this summer, but he hasn’t had much time to work on his tan. The Cape Cod League, a prestigious summer collegiate baseball league in Massachusetts, is all baseball, all the time, he said. “It’s an opportunity not a lot of people get,” Gray said. “I...
Chaminade Julienne defender getting Division I football interest

Chaminade Julienne defender getting Division I football interest

Here’s another name to add to the list of Division I college football prospect in the Miami Valley this fall: Shane Cokes.  The senior linebacker/defensive end from Chaminade Julienne added an offer from Harvard earlier this month to go with a collection that already included Columbia, Yale, Dartmouth, Cornell, Bucknell and Holy Cross.  It’s not just the Ivy League and other...
Fairmont grad who scored 52 points in game last season joins Wright State basketball team

Fairmont grad who scored 52 points in game last season joins Wright State basketball team

Fairmont graduate Jack Hendricks has accepted a preferred walk-on spot with the Wright State basketball team. A 5-foot-11 guard, Hendricks averaged 16.8 points while shooting 42.5 percent from 3-point range last season. He scored a school-record 52 points in a 117-64 victory at Indianapolis Washington, hitting 14 of 22 3-pointers. “I’m excited to announce that i have accept the preferred...
High School Football: Fairfield standout ‘fell in love’ with Michigan

High School Football: Fairfield standout ‘fell in love’ with Michigan

Fairfield High School tight end Erick All Jr. surprised some people when he made his college commitment over the weekend. Originally anticipating he would commit during his upcoming senior season, All realized his heart was set on playing for the University of Michigan after visiting Ann Arbor on Saturday. He let it stew overnight and into the next day, but his mind was made up. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound...
Centerville’s Max Wynn makes his college choice

Centerville’s Max Wynn makes his college choice

Akron football has picked up a pair of commitments from area prospects in the past week.  Max Wynn, a linebacker from Centerville, announced his decision Tuesday.  “First off, I just want to thank God for giving me the ability to play the game of football,” Wynn wrote on Twitter. “I want to think my amazing parents for raising me the right way and showing me how to be the...
Alter’s Simmons to start pro basketball career in Europe

Alter’s Simmons to start pro basketball career in Europe

Alter High School graduate Jaaron Simmons will start his professional basketball career in Switzerland. Simmons, a 6-foot-1 guard, will play for Union Neuchâtel, according to an announcement Monday by Keucheyan Sports Management. Union Neuchâtel plays in the top division of Swiss basketball. Neuchâtel is located in northwest Switzerland. Simmons’ college career...
Football recruiting: Trotwood-Madison senior makes college commitment

Football recruiting: Trotwood-Madison senior makes college commitment

Trotwood-Madison offensive lineman Jaison Williams is going to be an Akron Zip.  The Division III first-team All-Southwest Ohio selection made that announcement Wednesday.  “Dreams do come true!” Williams wrote on Twitter. “I am very thankful for this opportunity. Thank you to everyone who supported me, especially my mom. With that being said I would like to announce my...
Ohio State swipes QB commitment from Big Ten rival

Ohio State swipes QB commitment from Big Ten rival

Ohio State’s long and winding road to finding a quarterback in the class of 2019 came to an end over the weekend.  Dwan Mathis, a four-star prospect from Oak Park, Mich., announced Sunday he flipped his commitment from Michigan State to Ohio State.  The 6-foot-5, 195-pound senior-to-be is the No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the country according to 247Sports Composite rankings...
Monroe grad on riding at rodeo nationals: ‘I love the adrenaline of it’

Monroe grad on riding at rodeo nationals: ‘I love the adrenaline of it’

When recent Monroe High School graduate Lauren Heck competed at rodeo nationals for the first time two years ago, nerves kept her from doing her best. Last year after qualifying again, she didn’t even get to perform because the morning before the competition, she and her horse were hit by a truck while riding along the road. So, the third time is a charm, right? Heck is set to compete with Team...
Rockets GM on drafting former Middie Edwards: ‘He can do it all’

Rockets GM on drafting former Middie Edwards: ‘He can do it all’

Middletown to West Lafayette, Ind., to Houston, Texas. That is the basketball path followed by former Middies star Vincent Edwards, who was taken in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The Houston Rockets, who had the best record in the league last season, bought the 52nd pick from the Utah Jazz to use it on Edwards. “Being a four-year guy at Purdue, he’s obviously...
NBA Draft: Middletown’s Edwards selected in second round

NBA Draft: Middletown’s Edwards selected in second round

Middletown High School graduate Vincent Edwards was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 22nd pick in the second round of the NBA Draft on Thursday. He was the 52nd overall pick. The Utah Jazz traded the pick to the Rockets. According to reports, in the weeks leading up to the draft, Edwards worked out for the Golden State Warriors, Boston Celtics, Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves...
Ohio House of Representatives honors Chaminade Julienne baseball team

Ohio House of Representatives honors Chaminade Julienne baseball team

The Ohio House of Representatives honored the Chaminade Julienne High School baseball team on Wednesday, 18 days after the Eagles won the program’s first state championship in 48 years. Chaminade Julienne beat Wapakoneta 3-1 in the title game June 2 at Huntington Park in Columbus. Jack Huffman, the son of state representative Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, started for the Eagles. He was the...
Brookville High School gym gets facelift

Brookville High School gym gets facelift

The Brookville High School gym received a facelift that started at the end of the school year, and it reopens today. The gym floor has been resurfaced, and a new design has been added. The schools have a maintenance plan for yearly upgrades or fixes to school properties for over the course of the school year. The gym had only been resealed prior to now. Brookville High School opened 13 years ago,...
What to know about the Dayton area’s best basketball prospects

What to know about the Dayton area’s best basketball prospects

To find out what most of the area’s best basketball players are up to this spring and summer, one needn’t make many phone calls.  Quincy Simpson has the scoop.  Fans in northwest Ohio know Simpson as the head coach at Lima Senior, but he’s pulling double duty as the director of the C2K Elite AAU program.  That roster happens to include a handful of the top senior-to-be...
Athlete of the Week: Joey Pryor, Northmont

Athlete of the Week: Joey Pryor, Northmont

Name: Joey Pryor School: Northmont Grade: Recent graduate Age: 17 Sports: Baseball Claim to fame/honors: All-GWOC Honorable mention; hit .319 with .477 on-base percentage; plans to attend Sinclair Community College Bet you didn’t know … that I skipped a grade Toughest opponent: Mason Biggest influence: My dad; hardest worker I know Game-day rituals: I eat a PB&J What’s on your bedroom...
Athlete of the Week: Dan Nye, Alter

Athlete of the Week: Dan Nye, Alter

Name: Dan Nye School: Alter Grade: 2018 graduate Age: 18 Sports: Volleyball, football Claim to fame/honors: Team won state championship sophomore and junior years; earned honorable mention All-Ohio, team captain and outside hitter; played free safety in football; plans to attend University of Kentucky to major in business and play club volleyball Bet you didn’t know … my initials special...
Athlete of the Week: Dante Lander, West Carrollton

Athlete of the Week: Dante Lander, West Carrollton

Name: Dante Lander School: West Carrollton Sport: Track and Field Class: 2018 Age: 17 Bet you didn’t know: I’ve needed glasses since third grade Toughest opponent/why: Joshua Byars of Mason because I have been trying to beat him for two years Favorite book: Bluford High Bully Favorite movie: Monsters Inc Favorite TV show: My Hero Academia Favorite musical artist/song: Lil Uzi “Vert&rdquo...
Athlete of the Week: JaLynne Smith, Meadowdale

Athlete of the Week: JaLynne Smith, Meadowdale

Name: JaLynne Smith School: Meadowdale Grade: 2018 graduate Age: 18 Sports: Track, softball, basketball, volleyball Claim to fame/honors: Captain last two years; 4-year varsity track and softball; 3-year for volleyball and basketball Bet you didn’t know … I could cook too Words you live by: Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard Toughest opponent: Myself; I get in...
Athlete of the Week: Brandon DeWitt, Beavercreek

Athlete of the Week: Brandon DeWitt, Beavercreek

Name: Brandon DeWitt School: Beavercreek Sport: Baseball Class: 2018 Age: 18 Claim to fame: My curveball Bet you didn’t know: I’ve lived all around the country Toughest opponent/why: Centerville because they are a rival and they always bring their best and play well against us Favorite book: Hunger Game Series Favorite movie: Wolf of Wall Street Favorite TV show: The Office Favorite musical...
DPS picks new Dunbar football coach despite loud support for Powell

DPS picks new Dunbar football coach despite loud support for Powell

Dayton’s school board on Tuesday hired Corey Freed as the new coach of Dunbar’s football team, despite a large outpouring of support for Darran Powell, who has coached the team the past five years. Superintendent Elizabeth Lolli said she couldn’t answer questions about Freed’s coaching background, referring those questions to new Athletic Director Shawna Welch, who was not...
Greenon junior wins second national championship

Greenon junior wins second national championship

If the Ohio High School Athletic Association someday approves race walking as an official event in track, it won’t be soon enough for Sean Glaze to compete for a state title. Glaze, a junior-to-be at Greenon High School, will have to settle for being a national champion. Glaze captured his second race walking national junior title by winning the 3,000-meter event at the New Balance Nationals...
High School Football: These area football stars have made college commitments 

High School Football: These area football stars have made college commitments 

With the start of summer upon us, 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.  Twelve 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 his decision on June...
Alter’s Connor Bazelak, top QB in Ohio, announces his college decision

Alter’s Connor Bazelak, top QB in Ohio, announces his college decision

Ohio’s top quarterback for 2019 is off the board.  Alter quarterback Connor Bazelak announced Sunday he has decided to continue his football career at Missouri.  “I want to thank all the coaches that recruited me and gave me an opportunity to play at the next level,” he tweeted. “Also to everyone in my life that has made me a better person and quarterback.  &ldquo...
Luczka captures City Men’s Amateur Match Play Championship

Luczka captures City Men’s Amateur Match Play Championship

Few people in the City Men’s Amateur Match Play Championship recognized the name of Cameron Luczka 10 days ago when he teed it up at Madden Golf Course. He got their attention immediately when he posted a 69 in the qualifying round to earn medalist honors and he made a lasting impression when he defeated defending champion Brandon Weiss in the championship match last Sunday. Luczka (pronounced...
Trio of area athletes win gold at Midwest Meet of Champions

Trio of area athletes win gold at Midwest Meet of Champions

Taylor Robertson, Quincy Scott and Daiton Sharp brought home gold medals from the Midwest Meet of Champions recently in East Lansing, Michigan. Competing against athletes from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, Robertson of Wayne High School won the girls long jump with a leap of 17 feet, 7.75 inches. Scott of Springfield and Sharp of Vandalia Butler tied for first in the boys long jump at 22-11.5. »...
Former Marion Local teacher, athletic director Wilker dies at 69

Former Marion Local teacher, athletic director Wilker dies at 69

Stan Wilker, former athletic director and teacher at Marion Local High School, passed away at his home Monday following an illness. He was 69. Marion Local football coach Tim Goodwin said there are ADs. And then there are ADs like Wilker. »RELATED: Ohio State’s first Rose Bowl-winning QB dead at 91 “He would do anything for you. Stan really took (his...
Athlete of the Week: Collin Jasin, Centerville

Athlete of the Week: Collin Jasin, Centerville

Name: Collin Jasin School: Centerville Grade: Senior Age: 17 Sports: Track and field Claim to fame/honors: Earned All-Ohio indoor track honors the past two years in pole vault; team captain holds school outdoor record and ranks second indoor; set record with 15-8 to win Greater Western Ohio Conference title; GWOC; won regional championship; will compete at Tiffin University and major in sports management...
Athlete of the Week: Brooke House, Chaminade Julienne

Athlete of the Week: Brooke House, Chaminade Julienne

Name: Brooke House School: Chaminade Julienne Grade: Junior Age: 17 Sports: Lacrosse, soccer Claim to fame/honors: Vandalia resident is a three-year varsity lacrosse player; broke school record for goals in one season (67); member of National Honor Society Bet you didn’t know … I also played basketball, volleyball, track, softball and gymnastics in grade school Words you live by: With...
What happened when our sports columnist tried to learn to play volleyball? 

What happened when our sports columnist tried to learn to play volleyball? 

Volleyball is the best sport to lead off my participatory journalism project for multiple reasons.  First and foremost: I’ve tried a lot of different sports in my 30-some years, and I don’t think I’ve ever been worse at anything else.  With the exception of kicking a football, I think I could at least fake it with almost anything — except volleyball.  I mean...
Community rallies for student athlete who collapsed during game

Community rallies for student athlete who collapsed during game

The Lakota school community and others are rallying behind a Lakota West High School student who remains hospitalized after he collapsed last weekend during a lacrosse match. MORE: Body believed to be missing kayaker pulled from Great Miami River Sophomore Matt Stratman was playing June 9 in a Lakota West alumni lacrosse game when he collapsed. Teammates and coaches initially thought he was overcome...
Football recruiting: Centerville freshman-to-be already on college radars, including Ohio State

Football recruiting: Centerville freshman-to-be already on college radars, including Ohio State

While another big group of rising senior football players look to improve their college football stocks this summer, a freshman-to-be is also making a name for himself.  Chase Harrison hasn’t played a high school game yet, but he already has his first college scholarship offer.  That came last week from Louisville, and it does not seem like it will be the last.  His father, Michael...
Recruiting roundup: DBs from Wayne, Lakota West make college commitments

Recruiting roundup: DBs from Wayne, Lakota West make college commitments

This Cox Media Group Ohio recruiting update begins with the news of a pair of verbal commitments.  Over the weekend, Wayne defensive back Justin Harris announced he is off the board, but he won’t be going far away to continue his career and attend college.  Harris is headed to Cincinnati.  In his announcement, Harris gave a shoutout to Cincinnati assistants Marcus Freeman and...
Dayton Boat Club wins bronze at USRowing Youth National Championships

Dayton Boat Club wins bronze at USRowing Youth National Championships

The Dayton Boat Club’s Women’s Youth Four won bronze Sunday at the USRowing Youth National Championships. Dayton finished with a time of 7:34.298 on the 2000-meter Lake Natoma course in Gold River, Calif. Connecticut Boat Club (7:29.275) and RowAmerica Rye NY (7:32.650) were the top two boats. Rowers of Dayton’s third-place boat were Rachel McNutt (junior, Beavercreek High School)...
MVC softball: Monk, Gillens represent CCS as top Scarlet honorees

MVC softball: Monk, Gillens represent CCS as top Scarlet honorees

Cincinnati Christian took top honors in the 2018 Miami Valley Conference Scarlet Division prep softball voting after going 11-2 and sharing the title with Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. Junior outfielder Jenna Monk is the Athlete of the Year and Steve Gillens is the Coach of the Year for CCS. Seven Hills was the Gray Division champion with a 12-1 mark. The Stingers swept the Gray individual awards...
MVC baseball: Cincinnati Christian’s Smith, Moak headline Gray squad

MVC baseball: Cincinnati Christian’s Smith, Moak headline Gray squad

Cincinnati Christian won the 2018 Miami Valley Conference Gray Division prep baseball title with a 12-3 record and swept the top individual awards in the division. Junior pitcher/shortstop Mitchell Smith is the Athlete of the Year and Curtus Moak is the Coach of the Year in the Gray Division for the Cougars. In the Scarlet Division, Summit Country Day junior Eric Fisk is the Athlete of the Year, while...
GCLC softball: Champions Fenwick, Badin sweep top individual awards

GCLC softball: Champions Fenwick, Badin sweep top individual awards

The Fenwick and Badin prep softball teams won division championships and swept the top individual awards in the 2018 Greater Catholic League Coed Division voting this season. Fenwick earned the North Division title with a 9-5 record and had the Athlete of the Year (junior first baseman Annabelle Thomas) and Coach of the Year (George Moore). In the Central Division, senior pitcher Nicole Rawlings is...
GCLC baseball: State champion CJ, Badin each get two individual awards

GCLC baseball: State champion CJ, Badin each get two individual awards

Division II prep state baseball champion Chaminade Julienne has taken two of the top individual awards in the 2018 Greater Catholic League Coed Division voting. Senior Ryan Peltier is the Co-Athlete of the Year and Mike Barhorst is the Coach of the Year in the North Division, which CJ won with a 12-2 record. Fenwick senior Matt Fink is also a Co-Athlete of the Year after missing most of the last two...
SWOC softball: Champion Harrison earns top individual honors

SWOC softball: Champion Harrison earns top individual honors

Southwest Ohio Conference prep softball champion Harrison swept the Player of the Year (sophomore Reagan Williamson) and Coach of the Year (Mike Schiering) honors this season. The Wildcats went 11-1 in conference play to win the 2018 title. Here is a full list of the SWOC honorees: First Team Edgewood — Sam Davis, Abby Landrum Harrison — Paige Bemerer, Sami Wilkins, Reagan Williamson Little...
SWOC baseball: Ross’ Rettinger, Harrison’s Lawhorn lead honorees

SWOC baseball: Ross’ Rettinger, Harrison’s Lawhorn lead honorees

Jason Rettinger of Ross was named Coach of the Year on the 2018 Southwest Ohio Conference prep baseball team, while Harrison senior Joey Lawhorn was selected as Player of the Year. Ross repeated as SWOC champion with a 9-3 record in Rettinger’s 14th and final year at the RHS helm. Here is a full list of the conference honorees: First Team Edgewood — Mason Hollister, Ethan McCarty Harrison...
GMC softball: Cummins, Metcalf, Muff take top postseason awards

GMC softball: Cummins, Metcalf, Muff take top postseason awards

Three schools are represented among the top honorees in the 2018 Greater Miami Conference prep softball voting. Lakota West senior shortstop Allie Cummins is the Player of the Year, Middletown sophomore Carly Metcalf is the Pitcher of the Year and Mason’s Liann Muff is the Coach of the Year after directing the Comets to a 17-1 mark and the conference title. Here is the full listing of the GMC...
GMC baseball: One Thunderhawk, three Comets garner top honors

GMC baseball: One Thunderhawk, three Comets garner top honors

Mason dominated the 2018 Greater Miami Conference prep baseball awards in recent voting. Senior Will Pfennig is the Pitcher of the Year, junior outfielder J.P. Sponseller is Co-Athlete of the Year and Curt Bly is Coach of the Year for the Comets, who won the GMC with a 16-2 record and advanced to the Division I state tournament. Sharing the Athlete of the Year award with Sponseller is Lakota East...
SWBL softball: Monroe sweeps top Southwestern honors

SWBL softball: Monroe sweeps top Southwestern honors

Monroe led the way with three top honorees in the 2018 Southwestern Buckeye League prep softball awards voting. Senior Faith Hensley was Player of the Year, sophomore Alyssa Wagner was Pitcher of the Year and Tim Kellis was Coach of the Year for the Hornets in the Southwestern Division, which Monroe ruled with an 11-1 mark. In the Buckeye Division, Milton-Union was the team champion with an 11-1 record...
SWBL baseball: Madison’s Davis, Oakwood’s Erbe top players

SWBL baseball: Madison’s Davis, Oakwood’s Erbe top players

Madison and Oakwood swept top honors in the voting for the 2018 Southwestern Buckeye League prep baseball awards. In the Buckeye Division, Madison senior Reid Davis was named Player of the Year and Matt Morrison was named Coach of the Year as the Mohawks took the title with a 12-0 mark. In the Southwestern Division, Oakwood senior Brian Erbe was named Player of the Year and Chuck Freeman was named...
North defeats South 13-7 in shortened MVFCA All-Star game

North defeats South 13-7 in shortened MVFCA All-Star game

John Bell was like a lot of the players who were chosen to play in the Miami Valley Football Coaches Association All-Stars football game on Friday night. A recent Chaminade Julienne High School graduate, this would serve as a farewell to girding himself with a helmet and shoulder pads and mixing it up. “It’s good to end off strong,” said Bell, who accounted for the South’s...
New Miami football: New coach brings old-school mentality to Vikings

New Miami football: New coach brings old-school mentality to Vikings

Jessie Hubbard admitted he wasn’t quite sure what to expect when he accepted the job as New Miami High School’s head football coach. The first couple months have been extremely positive for Hubbard, a 1989 Edgewood graduate who lives in Trenton. “I can’t complain one bit,” he said. “The kids have been nothing but respectful. Everything is yes sir, no sir. It&rsquo...
2018 Journal-News All-Area softball statistics

2018 Journal-News All-Area softball statistics

Faith Hensley, MON—61—43—.705 Jenna O’Hair, MAD—98—58—.592 Allie Cummins, LW—88—52—.591 Briahna Bush, CC—59—34—.576 Jenna Monk, CC—61—35—.574 Annabelle Thomas, FEN—57—32—.561 Maddie Curtner, BAD—87—46—.529 Taylor Johnson, MAD—85—45—.529 Sierra Bolen...
Cummins, Hensley, Frank, Castner lead 2018 Journal-News All-Area softball team

Cummins, Hensley, Frank, Castner lead 2018 Journal-News All-Area softball team

Keith Castner, Lakota West — The only head coach in West history, he has a 21-year record of 436-161-1 with six Greater Miami Conference championships and four Division I state tournament berths Allie Cummins, Lakota West, senior, shortstop — Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association All-Ohio Division I first team, Greater Miami Conference Athlete of the Year Faith Hensley...
Centerville standout eyes Olympic Games

Centerville standout eyes Olympic Games

Among the most versatile track and field athletes in area history, Yariel Soto of Centerville High School has an ultimate goal of representing Puerto Rico as a decathlete in the Olympic Games. And he has the developing ability to do so. Soto unloaded a career-best long jump of 24 feet, 2.75 inches to win that Division I event in last weekend’s season-ending state track meets at Ohio State University&rsquo...
Monroe football program in flux with Faulk’s departure, Stubbs’ return

Monroe football program in flux with Faulk’s departure, Stubbs’ return

The Barak Faulk era of Monroe High School football is over before it truly began. Faulk, who was announced as the new head coach in January in the wake of Bill Leach’s resignation, recently stepped down and has been replaced by former Hornets head coach Brett Stubbs. “Just like we talk to our kids about all the time, sometimes things happen. You’ve just got to adapt,” Monroe...
Football recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson has a new top 10

Football recruiting: Springfield’s Isaiah Gibson has a new top 10

Springfield defensive tackle Isaiah Gibson has released his final top 10.   The three-star 2019 prospect is still considering (in alphabetical order) Georgia Tech, Indiana, Iowa State, Kentucky, Maryland. Michigan State, Minnesota, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin.  Gibson previously named a top 10 in May, but that did not stop more offers from rolling in from some big-time programs. ...
SWOFCA All-Star football: Locals play key roles as East conquers West (again)

SWOFCA All-Star football: Locals play key roles as East conquers West (again)

Zack Ball walked away from his football career with a great sense of satisfaction Thursday night. The recent Lebanon High School graduate came up with a key fumble recovery and helped the East continue its dominance of the West in the 43rd Southwestern Ohio Football Coaches Association Ron Woyan East-West All-Star Game. The East rallied from a pair of 9-point margins and finished the contest with...
Sewak, Sipple, Rettinger head 2018 Journal-News All-Area baseball team

Sewak, Sipple, Rettinger head 2018 Journal-News All-Area baseball team

Jason Rettinger, Ross — Southwest Ohio Conference Coach of the Year, 250-130 record, seven league titles and two district championships in 14 seasons at the RHS helm Dan Sewak, Lakota East, senior, catcher — Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Ohio Division I first team, Greater Miami Conference Co-Athlete of the Year, committed to Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids,...
2018 Journal-News All-Area baseball statistics

2018 Journal-News All-Area baseball statistics

Reid Davis, MAD—76—40—.526 Wayden McIntyre, NM—41—21—.512 Hunter Collins,MON—63—32—.508 Alex Page, MON—65—33—.508 Ronnie Bowman, NM—77—39—.506 Jake Moore, CAR—86—42—.488 Alex Johnson, CC—76—37—.487 Mitchell Smith, CC—87—41—.471 Clayton Detherage, TAL&mdash...
D-I high school football regions for area teams

D-I high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division I teams. The only team to make a change is Springboro, which shifts from Region 4 to Region 3. »RELATED: MVFCA North All-Stars roster Region assignments for all teams were announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday. The OHSAA also announced a return to Saturday night playoff football this...
D-II high school football regions for area teams

D-II high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division II teams. There were no changes from last season among area teams. »RELATED: MVFCA North All-Stars roster Region assignments for all teams were announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday. The OHSAA also announced a return to Saturday night playoff football this coming season. »RELATED...
Former Centerville High star Ryan Hawk on being A.J.’s brother, battling Ben Roethlisberger and forging his own path 

Former Centerville High star Ryan Hawk on being A.J.’s brother, battling Ben Roethlisberger and forging his own path 

Why Ryan Hawk is always looking for a new challenge shouldn’t be a mystery.  After you have tackled A.J. Hawk in the backyard, battled Ben Roethlisberger for a starting quarterback job and become a dad five times, how hard could anything in the business world really be?  “You look around and gain perspective,” said Hawk, who was once Centerville High School’s starting...
D-III high school football regions for area teams

D-III high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division III teams. Bellbrook, Carroll, Fenwick and Wilmington all shifted to new regions from last season. »RELATED: MVFCA North All-Stars roster Fenwick and Carroll, rivals in the GCL Co-Ed North, underwent the greatest change. Fenwick bumped up a division to D-III, Region 12 following the annual revised competitive balance...
D-IV high school football regions for area teams

D-IV high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division IV teams. There were no changes for area teams from last season. »RELATED: MVFCA North All-Stars roster Region assignments for all teams were announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday. The OHSAA also announced a return to Saturday night playoff football this coming season. »RELATED...
D-V high school football regions for area teams

D-V high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division V teams. Six area teams have made a switch from last season. Moving from D-V, Region 20 to Region 18 are Anna, Brookville, Greenon, Miami East, Milton-Union and Versailles. »RELATED: MVFCA North All-Stars roster Region assignments for all teams were announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday...
D-VI high school football regions for area teams

D-VI high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division VI teams. There were no changes for area teams from last season. Region assignments for all teams were announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday. The OHSAA also announced a return to Saturday night playoff football this coming season. Like previously, playoff games will be split between Friday...
D-VII high school football regions for area teams

D-VII high school football regions for area teams

The following are the high school football region assignments for area Division VII teams. There were no changes for area teams from last season. »RELATED: MVFCA North All-Stars roster Region assignments for all teams were announced by the Ohio High School Athletic Association on Wednesday. The OHSAA also announced a return to Saturday night playoff football this coming season. »RELATED...
Fish, Holderbach, Senger among selections in amateur baseball draft

Fish, Holderbach, Senger among selections in amateur baseball draft

Three local players and two others with local collegiate ties have been selected in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft. • Recent Lakota West High School graduate Keegan Fish, a catcher and Ohio State University signee, was the 387th pick in the 13th round by the Miami Marlins. Fish, who missed all but one at-bat of his junior season after undergoing knee surgery, hit .377 with three...
Dayton Christian has $3.3M worth of plans for its Miami Twp. campus, and they include a major first

Dayton Christian has $3.3M worth of plans for its Miami Twp. campus, and they include a major first

Dayton Christian Schools expects to break ground this summer on a revamped multi-million dollar plan that will include the school’s first gymnasium in its 55-year history. The $4.6 million fund-raising plan announced last year has been scaled back, and the 43.5-acre Miami Twp. campus plan has been reconfigured as $3.3 million has been pledged to the project so far, according to school officials...
SWOFCA Ron Woyan East-West All-Star Game: 5 things to know

SWOFCA Ron Woyan East-West All-Star Game: 5 things to know

The 43rd Southwestern Ohio Football Coaches Association Ron Woyan East-West All-Star Game will held Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Kings High School. Here are five things to know about the event: 1. Cost is $5 at the gate. All proceeds will provide scholarships to area students. Scholarship money totaling $10,000 will be presented at halftime. 2. Thirteen players from the Journal-News coverage area are...
OHSAA addresses penalty on Dunbar boys basketball, DPS probation

OHSAA addresses penalty on Dunbar boys basketball, DPS probation

All of the following about Dunbar High School boys basketball from last season and Dayton Public Schools has been previously reported. But it’s still daunting to read the official recap by the Ohio High School Athletic Association. The OHSAA releases its penalties against schools every month. These are schools, programs, teams or individuals who have violated OHSAA bylaws or sports regulations...
Saturday night high school playoff football is back

Saturday night high school playoff football is back

Saturday night high school playoff football is back. The Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directors approved an immediate return to Saturday night playoff games during its monthly June meeting on Wednesday. Impending new OHSAA Commissioner Jerry Snodgrass – he succeeds Dr. Dan Ross in September – tweeted the schedule change on Wednesday afternoon...
East-West All-Star football: Franklin’s Rudd hoping to end career with a resounding East victory

East-West All-Star football: Franklin’s Rudd hoping to end career with a resounding East victory

Plenty of soon-to-be college players will be on display Thursday night in the 43rd Southwestern Ohio Football Coaches Association Ron Woyan East-West All-Star Game at Kings High School. Nathaneel Rudd will be an exception. The recent Franklin High School graduate has decided to focus on a nursing degree at Miami University Middletown, so he’ll be suiting up for the last time at the all-star...
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