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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.

HS Scores 4/24: ‘Burg lacrosse routs Miami Valley, Alter blanks McNick

PREP RESULTS Baseball Monday’s Results Coldwater 9, Elida 2 Dayton Christian 7, Legacy Christian 2 Fort Loramie 13, Botkins 4 Tuesday’s Results Benjamin Logan 9, Indian Lake 8 Coldwater 7, New Bremen 4 St. Henry 11, Delphos St. John 3 Versailles 12, New Knoxville 2 Softball Monday’s Results Fort Loramie 12, Botkins 0 Tuesday’s Results Benjamin Logan 10, Indian Lake 5 Coldwater...

HS Roundup 4/24: Ben Logan softball bests Indian Lake

Benjamin Logan softball ousted Indian Lake, 10-5, in CBC play. Grace Deardruff picked up the win on the mound, also tallying two runs and two hits. Jaz McKeen paved the way for the offense, collecting four hits, two RBIs, one double and one run. Kinzie Jones tacked on three hits and two runs, running for a triple in the win. Kiersten Maxwell rounded out the scoring for Ben Logan with two hits, two...

HS Roundup 4/23: WLS boys and girls win County Meet

The West Liberty-Salem boys and girls track teams both took home the trophy for the Champaign County Meet on Monday. Hayden Kennedy, Noah Smith, Gavin Harrison and Ian Wolfe all contributed with first place finishes for the boys. Selena Weaver, Katelyn Stapleton and Lydia Moell won multiple events for the girls. Baseball Coldwater 9, Elida 2: Austin Riethman put Coldwater on the board with a solo...

HS Scores 4/23: Dayton Christian defeats Legacy Christian

Baseball Sunday’s Results Bethel 4, National Trail 3 Middletown 7, Winton Woods 3 St. Henry 18, Covington 1 St. Xavier 12, Edgewood 6 Monday’s Results Coldwater 9, Elida 2 Dayton Christian 7, Legacy Christian 2 Softball Monday’s Results Fort Loramie 12, Botkins 0 Boys Tennis Monday’s Results Valley View 5, Legacy Christian 0 OTCA State Poll Division I Mason (7) 115; New Albany...
College Insider: O’Callaghan having another big year for Capital lax

College Insider: O’Callaghan having another big year for Capital lax

It’s been another dominating lacrosse season for Capital University’s Brennan O’Callaghan. The senior attacker and Lakota West High School graduate became the first Capital player to reach 300 career points in last Saturday’s 21-4 win at Heidelberg. O’Callaghan has 304 points and ranks second in the Ohio Athletic Conference with 71 (53 goals, 18 assists) this year. His...
High School Softball State Poll: Is your team ranked?

High School Softball State Poll: Is your team ranked?

Below is the second of six weekly polls from the Ohio High School Softball Coaches Association. First-place votes in parenthesis. »RELATED: Butler golfer wins Justin Thomas Junior Championship »RELATED: Dunbar runs away with Edwin Moses Relay title DIVISION I 1. Lebanon (10) 127 2. Louisville (2) 103 3. Perrysburg 92 4. Mason 73 5. Central Crossing 66 6. Elyria (1) 55 7. Holland Springfield...
Golf: Butler’s Greaser wins Justin Thomas Junior Championship

Golf: Butler’s Greaser wins Justin Thomas Junior Championship

Austin Greaser is on quite a roll. The Butler High School golfer won the Justin Thomas Junior Championship on Sunday outside of Louisville, Ky. Greaser carded a 54-hole total of 4-under-par 209 to win by one shot at Harmony Landing Country Club. Centerville’s Marissa Wenzler was the runner-up in the girls division after losing in a playoff to Alyssa Montgomery of Knoxville, Tenn.. Wenzler, a...
This breakout Springfield junior is among the state’s best in his event. Here’s how he’s doing it.

This breakout Springfield junior is among the state’s best in his event. Here’s how he’s doing it.

It didn’t take long for Springfield High School junior Austin Tyree to establish himself among the state’s best hurdlers this spring. His personal best times of 39.04 in the 300-meter hurdles and 15.05 in the 110 highs shot him high on the Division I state leader board. That kind of breakout season is just what Tyree had envisioned. “Being a part of such a great team, I wanted to...
Prep baseball: Middletown notching wins, but seeks GMC breakthrough

Prep baseball: Middletown notching wins, but seeks GMC breakthrough

The nonconference schedule has been a fertile area of success this season for Middletown High School’s baseball team. The Greater Miami Conference? Not so much. Actually, not by a long shot. Winless in GMC play, the Middies boosted their record to 6-1 against nonconference opponents Sunday with a 7-3 victory over Winton Woods in the Skyline Chili Reds Futures Showcase at the Reds Urban Youth...
Prep baseball: Sixth-inning rally lifts Badin to 7-4 win over Tribe

Prep baseball: Sixth-inning rally lifts Badin to 7-4 win over Tribe

There was no question that Badin High School’s baseball team got some help Saturday night in knocking off Butler County rival Fairfield. The Rams kept pushing and put the ball in play when they needed to. And then they caught a break. Trailing 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Badin erupted for six runs (five unearned) to pull off a 7-4 triumph under the lights at Alumni Field. “I...

HS Scores 4/21: Beavercreek wins MVTCA Coaches Cup

Baseball Friday’s Results Badin 8, McNicholas 3 Ben Logan 3, Urbana 0 Carlisle 9, Dixie 0 Centerville 4, Northmont 3 Chaminade Julienne 12, Carroll 2 Cin. Country Day 9, Cin. Christian 3 Colerain 13, Middletown 1 Dayton Christian 25, Yellow Springs 0 Fairbanks 7, Greeneview 3 Fenwick 8, Alter 3 Greenville 2, West Carrollton 0 Hamilton 7, Princeton 2 Monroe 15, Lebanon 6 New Bremen 24, Riverside...

HS Roundup 4/21: Mechanicsburg softball wins Lady Redskin Invitational

The Mechanicsburg girls softball team won the 2018 Lady Redskin Invitational, hosted by Fort Loramie, for the second consecutive year. Mechanicsburg slipped past Riverside, 4-2, to advance to the championship game, where they edged out Fort Loramie, 5-3. Audrey Ayers, Mallory Blackmon and Taylor Hurst all recorded multiple hits for Fort Loramie. Riverside won the consolation game between Riverside...
Prep baseball: Sipple’s two-hitter leads Madison past Carlisle in SWBL

Prep baseball: Sipple’s two-hitter leads Madison past Carlisle in SWBL

Tristan Sipple’s line was impressive — a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts. It may have looked easy, but the Madison High School sophomore left-hander said the effectiveness of certain pitches came and went during Saturday’s rivalry matchup with Carlisle. “It was just a circle of good pitches and bad pitches at the same time,” Sipple said after the Mohawks remained unbeaten...
Dunbar runs away with Edwin Moses Relays boys title

Dunbar runs away with Edwin Moses Relays boys title

All Dunbar needs to do is follow Jalani Allen’s lead in its quest to ring up yet another boys state track and field team championship. That’s the Wolverines’ goal every spring season. The names change over the years, but the goal always remains the same. “We hope to go for back-to-back (state championships),” said Allen during the 68th annual Dayton Edwin C. Moses Relays...
OHSAA commissioner’s run winding down

OHSAA commissioner’s run winding down

Dr. Dan Ross is in the two-minute warning of a long and eventful tenure as commissioner of the Ohio High School Athletic Association. That title guarantees being in the cross hairs at some point of players, parents, athletic directors, principals, superintendents and anyone else who has a heightened sense of high school athletics. It also means you’re a difference-maker at the highest level...

HS Roundup 4/20: Centerville beats Northmont in Reds Showcase

Centerville edged Northmont 4-3 in ten innings in a Reds Showcase baseball game at Wright State on Friday. Riley Poulton hit a triple then scored on an error for the winning run. Thomas Jenkins added two RBI for Centerville and was named the player of the game. Baseball Springboro 13, Fairmont 5: Spencer Virtue had two hits and three RBI out of the leadoff spot and Jake D’Amico added two RBI...

HS Scores 4/20: Lakota East softball wins in ten inning game

Baseball Thursday’s Results Anna 10, Fort Loramie 9 Belmont 17, Dunbar 2 Benjamin Logan 12, Jonathan Alder 6 Brookville 15, Oakwood 8 Centerville 13, Alter 0 Chaminade Julienne 7, Northmont 1 Fairborn 5, Butler Fairfield 7, Troy 4 Fenwick 5, McNicholas 3 Kenton Ridge 2, Northwestern 1 Lebanon 11, Talawanda 2 Little Miami 6, Fairmont 5 Middletown 23, Trotwood 2 Middletown Christian 14, Dixie...
Prep softball: New coach, but success continues for SWOC-leading Ross

Prep softball: New coach, but success continues for SWOC-leading Ross

The Pat Spurlock era of Ross High School softball is off to a fine start. The Rams are on top of the Southwest Ohio Conference standings after Friday’s 5-1 victory over visiting Little Miami, a win that boosted their record to 12-1 overall and 6-1 in the SWOC. “I’m just having tons of fun,” said Spurlock, who came to RHS from Indian Hill and is a former assistant at Cedarville...
A vision of success: Richards eager to lead Ross athletic program

A vision of success: Richards eager to lead Ross athletic program

The idea wheel has been spinning in Jake Richards’ head since he was approved in February as the Ross Local School District’s next athletic director. He will officially take over for interim AD Micky Geier on Aug. 1, and the 33-year-old Richards said he’ll hit the ground sprinting. “I didn’t predict this would happen, but this is what I’ve been working for my entire...
Area players, coaches on South teams for all-star basketball games

Area players, coaches on South teams for all-star basketball games

Six area girls, five boys and three coaches will participate in Friday night’s Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association North vs. South all-star basketball games. »RELATED: Sidney standout to transfer There will be two girls games at Denison University in Granville and two boys games at Olentangy Liberty High School north of Columbus. Tippecanoe teammates Allison Mader and Maddie...
Kenton Ridge beats Northwestern in showdown of CBC softball leaders

Kenton Ridge beats Northwestern in showdown of CBC softball leaders

To hear Kenton Ridge catcher Peyton Fleming describe the softball team’s attitude, the Cougars are “big on doing our job.” “Get up and do what you need to score a run whether it’s a bunt, sacrifice bunt, base hit. Whatever you need to do to get on,” Fleming said. And true to their philosophy, Wednesday night’s fifth-inning rally to help beat Northwestern 5-3...
Centerville eighth grader lands scholarship offers

Centerville eighth grader lands scholarship offers

Football isn’t the only sport in which middle school students are being offered college scholarships. Take note of this girl: Cotie McMahon. The Centerville eighth-grade girls basketball standout isn’t on par - yet - with local legends Alison Bales (Beavercreek High School), Brandie Hoskins (Chaminade Julienne) and Tamika Williams (CJ), but she is crafting a similar story. »RELATED...

HS Scores 4/19: Tecumseh tennis wins 10 straight, Belmont routs Dunbar

PREP RESULTS Baseball Wednesday’s Results Anna 8, Fairlawn 4 Ansonia 8, Twin Valley South 6 Badin 5, McNicholas 3 Beavercreek 2, Wayne 0 Bellbrook 1, Oakwood 0 Carlisle 13, Dixie 0 Chaminade Julienne 11, Carroll 0 Colerain 16, Middletown 3 Eaton 7, Valley View 0 Fairbanks 10, Indian Lake 0 Fenwick 13, Alter 0 Franklin 2, Brookville 1 Graham 3, Urbana 2 Hamilton 13, Princeton 6 Kenton Ridge 5...

HS Roundup 4/19: Carroll’s Bethel notches 2,000th career assist

Spencer Bethel notched his 2,000th career assist as Carroll’s boys volleyball team swept Chaminade Julienne. The team took the sets 25-19, 26-24 and 27-25. Bethel finished with 35 assists and 10 digs. Josh Brun tacked on 13 kills and three blocks, while Cameron Pronvonsil rounded Carroll out with seven kills. Baseball Centerville 13, Alter 0: Joe Requarth picked up his first varsity win in the...
MVC offers Purcell, Roger Bacon associate memberships in football

MVC offers Purcell, Roger Bacon associate memberships in football

The Miami Valley Conference has decided against adding Roger Bacon and Purcell Marian high schools as full-time members, instead offering both schools associate memberships in football. Seven Hills athletic director Brian Phelps, the MVC president, made that announcement Thursday after a special meeting of the MVC athletic directors at Seven Hills. “We were unable to come to any kind of conclusion...

HS Roundup 4/18: Kohr delivers walk-off hit for Northmont

Northmont baseball edged Lebanon 2-1 in extra innings on Wednesday after Jason Kohr drove in Adam Bendinelli in the bottom of the eighth inning for a walk-off victory. Bendinelli also had the game-tying RBI in the sixth inning for Northmont. Austin Harrison plated the lone run for Lebanon in the second inning. Baseball Springboro 12, Miamisburg 5: Tyler Kean doubled, drove in four runs and scored...

HS Scores 4/18: Xenia baseball edges Wilmington in extras

Baseball Tuesday’s Results Centerville 11, Alter 0 Coldwater 2, Delphos St. Johns 1 Fairfield 9, Lakota East 8 Fenwick 6, Franklin 3 Mason 5, Hamilton 0 National Trail 15, Covington 3 New Bremen 6, Minster 2 Oakwood 1, Waynesville 0 Preble Shawnee 10, Dixie 0 Springboro 7, Miamisburg 2 Ross 2, Northwest 1 St. Henry 11, New Knoxville 0 Wednesday’s Results Anna 8, Fairlawn 4 Badin 5, McNicholas...
OSU volleyball recruit from Troy delivers in track, too

OSU volleyball recruit from Troy delivers in track, too

Volleyball remains the favorite sport for Troy High School senior Camryn Moeller, who recently signed her National Letter of Intent to play for Ohio State University. And though she found success in track and field late in her high school career – she tried the sport for the first time last season – it’s no surprise Moeller is a hit in that, too. »RELATED: Sidney standout headed...
Prep softball: McNick snaps Badin’s GCL win streak behind rookie hurler

Prep softball: McNick snaps Badin’s GCL win streak behind rookie hurler

When the streak became history, even Badin High School softball coach Greg Stitzel was surprised by its length. His Rams had won 38 straight Greater Catholic League contests before McNicholas came to town Wednesday and ended that dominance with a 3-0 victory at Mueller Stadium. “Wow, I didn’t know it was that long,” Stitzel said after Badin slipped to 9-3 overall and 5-1 in the GCL...
Greenville’s Matt Light finalist for Patriots hall of fame

Greenville’s Matt Light finalist for Patriots hall of fame

Greenville High School graduate Matt Light went against the best as a decorated member of the New England Patriots offensive line. And now he’s matched against the best of the Patriots. Light, whose entire NFL career was spent with New England (2001-11), is one of three former Patriots who made the team’s hall of fame nomination cut this spring. He joins former defensive lineman Richard...
Sports Today: No 2 potential NFL quarterbacks are created equally

Sports Today: No 2 potential NFL quarterbacks are created equally

Nothing represents the craziness of the NFL draft better than the juxtaposition of J.T. Barrett and Malik Zaire.  For the second time in their lives, the two quarterbacks are pretty much peers.  Five years after being four-star college football prospects, their potential in the pros is much more in doubt — even though virtually nothing about the intervening years is similar. ...
Prep baseball: GMC-leading Mason blanks Big Blue for Bly’s 100th win

Prep baseball: GMC-leading Mason blanks Big Blue for Bly’s 100th win

Curt Bly was happy to win Tuesday and move on with Mason High School’s baseball season. He didn’t feel the celebration that followed the Comets’ 5-0 victory over visiting Hamilton, the 100th win of Bly’s five-year tenure at the MHS helm, was necessary. “I appreciate the families and players recognizing it, but it’s really not that big a deal if you ask me, especially...

HS Scores 4/17: Centerville routs Alter, ‘Creek volleyball sweeps Xenia

PREP RESULTS Baseball Tuesday’s Results Centerville 11, Alter 0 Coldwater 2, Delphos St. Johns 1 Fairfield 9, Lakota East 8 Mason 5, Hamilton 0 National Trail 15, Covington 3 New Bremen 6, Minster 2 Oakwood 1, Waynesville 0 Preble Shawnee 10, Dixie 0 Springboro 7, Miamisburg 2 Ross 2, Northwest 1 St. Henry 11, New Knoxville 0 Softball Tuesday’s Results Covington 8, National Trail 5 Fairborn...

HS Roundup 4/17: Fairfield baseball edges out East in extra innings

Aaron Newkirk hit for the game winning double and RBI in the bottom of the 10th inning as Fairfield slipped past Lakota East, 9-8. Cam Tenhundfeld tacked on three hits in five attempts at the plate. Jack Willms led East in the losing effort with four hits. Mitchell Vincent chipped in three. Baseball Centerville 11, Alter 0: Morgan Colopy and Tyler Rahe each knocked one out of the park in the shutout...
Prep basketball: Flor, Woods will represent area in North-South game

Prep basketball: Flor, Woods will represent area in North-South game

Carlisle High School senior Justin Flor and Cincinnati Christian coach Carl Woods will be participating in the Ohio North-South All-Star boys basketball event Friday at Olentangy Liberty High School. Flor and Woods will be in the Division III-IV game, which is set for 8 p.m. The Division I-II contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. Here are the rosters: Myles Belyeu, Trotwood-Madison Cameron Brooks-Harris...
Football University holding Combine & Showcase at Roger Bacon this month

Football University holding Combine & Showcase at Roger Bacon this month

High school and middle school athletes are invited to participate in the Football University Combine & Showcase on Sunday, April 29, at Roger Bacon High School’s Bron Bacevich Stadium. There will be electronically timed 40s, pro agility and three-cone drills, broad and vertical jumps, and 1-on-1s. All athletes will receive a combine T-shirt. High school registration is at 10 a.m., and middle...
Mangold proud of being ‘Steady Eddie’ in 11 seasons in NFL

Mangold proud of being ‘Steady Eddie’ in 11 seasons in NFL

Twelve years ago this month, Nick Mangold’s NFL journey began when the New York Jets drafted him in the first round. The Alter High School graduate watched the draft at home in Centerville with his family. “We watched this kid take his first steps, watched him ride a bike and go off to school,” Nick’s dad, Vern Mangold, told the Dayton Daily News that day, “but this was...

HS Roundup 4/16: Lebanon softball leads state poll

Lebanon, which received seven first place votes for Division I, headlined the softball state coaches poll released on Monday. Clinton-Massie had two first place votes in Division II and Kenton Ridge and Greenville each had one. Parkway had two first place votes in Division IV and Bradford had one. Boys Tennis Badin 5, Monroe 0: Badin swept the singles and doubles matches, with Seth Paponia, Max Jorgensen...
Sidney two-sport standout will transfer to Huntington (W.Va.) Prep

Sidney two-sport standout will transfer to Huntington (W.Va.) Prep

Andre Gordon had already decided he wouldn’t play football as a senior at Sidney High School. On Monday, he crossed out basketball with the Yellow Jackets, too. The two-sport standout announced via Twitter on Monday he will transfer to nationally renowned Huntington Prep (W.Va.) for his senior year and play basketball only. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” he said...
Miami Valley Conference will try to make expansion decision this week

Miami Valley Conference will try to make expansion decision this week

The Miami Valley Conference might have an answer on expansion this week. The MVC athletic directors had their monthly meeting last Friday and discussed the applications of Roger Bacon and Purcell Marian to the 12-school prep conference, and they won’t wait long to meet again. Seven Hills athletic director Brian Phelps, the MVC president, said the ADs will gather again Thursday morning at Seven...
Former Dunbar basketball teammates going in different directions

Former Dunbar basketball teammates going in different directions

Former Dunbar High School basketball standouts Caleb McConnell and DeVon Baker are moving in the opposite directions. On Sunday, McConnell announced via Twitter he has verbally committed to Rutgers University. On Monday, Baker also went to Twitter to announce he was opening his recruitment after previously committing to Siena (N.Y.). Both transferred last summer from Dunbar to a relatively new...

HS Scores 4/14: Springboro gets walk-off win in second straight game

Baseball Friday’s Results Bellbrook 7, Valley View 6 Carlisle 2, Preble Shawnee 1 Centerville 6, Lebanon 2 Fairmont 9, Beavercreek 7 Fenwick 10, McNicholas 2 Goshen 5, Franklin 3 Greenville 12, Fairborn 2 Lakota West 18, Middletown 0 Madison 12, Milton-Union 2 Mississinawa Valley 16, Jackson Center 10 Monroe 5, Eaton 0 National Trail 13, Bethel 0 New Bremen 6, Fort Loramie 5 Northeastern 16...

HS Roundup 4/14: Tecumseh baseball blows out Springfield

The Tecumseh boys baseball team triumphed over Springfield, 13-3. Tecumseh earned 13 runs on eight hits, while Springfield’s three came off six hits. Will Sowder picked up the win on the mound, throwing a complete game with seven strikeouts. Gavin Wasson tacked on two hits in the win. Avery Swigart and Nate McGlothin each ran for doubles in the losing effort. Baseball Northeastern 16, Yellow...

HS Roundup 4/13: ‘Boro baseball beats Wayne in extras

The Springboro baseball team defeated Wayne 3-2 in walkoff fashion in extra innings on Friday. Spencer Virtue, Cameron Rountree and Hayden Combs each plated a run for ‘Boro. Calvin Walters went 3-for-4 with a run scored and Tyler Kean was 2-for-3. Dylan Donchez and Jordan Long scored a run apiece for Wayne. Baseball Northmont 6, Springfield 1: Cole Stephens collected three hits and three RBI...

HS Scores 4/13: Northmont edges out Springfield, Monroe blanks Eaton

PREP RESULTS Baseball Thursday’s Results Anna 12, Botkins 1 Coldwater 2, Parkway 1 Delphos St. Johns 9, New Knoxville 1 Fort Loramie 17, Jackson Center 2 Kenton Ridge 17, Indian Lake 2 Lebanon 4, Walnut Hills 2 Miami Valley 16, Arcanum 4 Mississinawa Valley 16, Arcanum 4 National Trail 17, Ansonia 6 New Bremen 5, Fort Recovery 1 Newton 7, Twin Valley South 6 Northeastern 11, West Liberty-Salem...
Prep baseball: Secrest deals as Fenwick goes deep in rout of Rockets

Prep baseball: Secrest deals as Fenwick goes deep in rout of Rockets

Sam Secrest didn’t need a lot of help Friday. He got a lot anyway. Fenwick High School’s junior left-hander fired a three-hitter with 14 strikeouts and his teammates supported him with four home runs as the Falcons overpowered visiting McNicholas 10-2 in Greater Catholic League Coed Division baseball action. “It was exciting. I was really loving it,” Secrest said after his...
Hartman: OHSAA’s competitive balance initiative working as intended without going too far

Hartman: OHSAA’s competitive balance initiative working as intended without going too far

So far, so good.  Those are the words I keep coming back to when evaluating the first year of the competitive balance measure enacted by the OHSAA.  I thought so when the first divisional alignments were announced a year or so ago, during the football playoffs last fall and at the boys’ basketball state tournament last month.  The announcement this week of boys’ basketball...

HS Scores 4/12: Kenton Ridge blows out Indian Lake, Dixie tennis wins

PREP RESULTS Baseball Wednesday’s Results Belmont 10, Thurgood Marshall 0 Ben Logan 10, Graham 0 Carroll 11, McNicholas 10 Chaminade Julienne 2, Badin 0 Cedarville 11, Yellow Springs 4 Centerville 6, Butler 3 Edgewood 15, Ross 5 Fenwick 13, Miamisburg 7 Greeneview 6, Mechanicsburg 4 Jonathan Alder 13, Tecumseh 5 Kenton Ridge 9, Bellbrook 3 Lebanon 2, Wayne 1 Madison 20, Dixie 0 Mason 12, Lakota...

CJ run-rules Tippecanoe at Howell Field

On paper it looked like a good matchup at Howell Field on Thursday — unbeaten Tippecanoe against a CJ team that lost in the Division III state championship last season. The Eagles got off to a slow start, losing three of their first four games this season, but they sure looked like a contender on a windy afternoon, run-ruling the Red Devils 11-1 in five innings. CJ (2-3) spotted Tipp (10-1)...

HS Roundup 4/12: Elam’s three runs push Tecumseh over Urbana

Hunter Elam’s three runs helped push Tecumseh over Urbana, 8-2. Davey Berner pitched a complete game for the Arrows, striking out 11 batters. Will Sowder contributed offensively with three RBIs and a double, while Blais Hale tacked on a triple. Payton Shannon rounded out the offense with two hits. Kaleb Bowdle and Brayden Fain each had two hits in the Urbana loss. Baseball Coldwater 2, Parkway...
Carroll boys bump up to D-I in basketball for next season

Carroll boys bump up to D-I in basketball for next season

Three area boys high school basketball programs and two girls teams had their divisional status for next season’s tournaments changed by the Ohio High School Athletic Association board of directors during a monthly meeting at Columbus on Thursday. Also, the state baseball tournament was extended one week and financial reports for last fall’s football and cross country postseasons were...
Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association D-I All-Area teams

Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association D-I All-Area teams

Joe Cochran of Springfield High School, Graham’s Mitch Moore and Graham Shore of Miami East are the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association wrestlers of the year in their respective divisions. All are seniors. Coaches of the year are Mark Peck (Butler), Bill Miller (Valley View) and Mark Rose (Miami East). Cochran compiled a 35-3 record and placed third at 220 pounds in the D-I state meet...
Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association D-II All-Area teams

Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association D-II All-Area teams

Joe Cochran of Springfield High School, Graham’s Mitch Moore and Graham Shore of Miami East are the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association wrestlers of the year in their respective divisions. All are seniors. Coaches of the year are Mark Peck (Butler), Bill Miller (Valley View) and Mark Rose (Miami East). Cochran compiled a 35-3 record and placed third at 220 pounds in the D-I state meet...
Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association D-III All-Area teams

Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association D-III All-Area teams

Joe Cochran of Springfield High School, Graham’s Mitch Moore and Graham Shore of Miami East are the Greater Miami Valley Wrestling Association wrestlers of the year in their respective divisions. All are seniors. Coaches of the year are Mark Peck (Butler), Bill Miller (Valley View) and Mark Rose (Miami East). »RELATED: GMVWA D-I All-Area teams Cochran compiled a 35-3 record and placed...
Beavercreek grad follows his dream to TCU football

Beavercreek grad follows his dream to TCU football

Michael Carroll encountered doubters and naysayers as a Beavercreek High School senior in 2014 while telling anyone who would listen that he planned to play major-college football. Those speaking into his life were only doing what they thought was best for him. He was an undersized safety with a bum knee who wasn’t even among the team leaders in tackles, and there isn’t much demand among...
Bellbrook athletic director announces impending resignation

Bellbrook athletic director announces impending resignation

A new superintendent isn’t the only administrative change Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools will experience next school year. Bellbrook High School’s athletic department will undergo a leadership switch, too. Tom Bean, the district’s athletic director since 1998 and an ‘86 BHS graduate, will step down in June. The job posted internally this week. Bean was honored in November by...
Prep baseball: Edgewood tops SWOC after thrashing Ross in five innings

Prep baseball: Edgewood tops SWOC after thrashing Ross in five innings

Isaac Haskell delivered the final blow Wednesday evening in a sweet rivalry victory for Edgewood High School’s baseball team. The senior lashed a two-out single to left-center field in the bottom of the fifth inning, scoring pinch-runner Cole Craft and completing a 15-5 run-rule triumph over previously unbeaten Ross. “To put the nail in the coffin against Ross is an amazing feeling and...

HS Roundup 4/11: Chapman leads Carroll baseball in rally win

Steve Chapman had an RBI double to help Carroll pull off a three run rally in the final inning for an 11-10 win versus McNicholas in baseball on Wednesday. Chapman finished 2-for-4 with four RBI. Trent Randall added four hits and four RBI and Jake Westgerdes was 3-for-3 with a double and the win in relief. The victory moved Carroll to 2-0 in conference play and 3-4 overall. Baseball Northmont 13,...

HS Scores 4/11: Lebanon gets walk-off win against Wayne

Baseball Tuesday’s Results Arcanum 5, Franklin Monroe 0 Benjamin Logan 7, Bellefontaine 2 Butler 7, Greenville 2 Coldwater 17, New Knoxville 0 Fort Recovery 2, St. Henry 0 Lakota West 9, Lebanon 4 Landmark Blue 14, Cincinnati Christian 4 Miami East 3, Ansonia 0 Miamisburg 9, Oakwood 0 Mississinawa Valley 5, Twin Valley South 0 National Trail 5, Tri-Village 1 New Bremen 9, Marion Local 4 Northeastern...
Football recruiting: Bellbrook’s Hayden Bullock picks Air Force

Football recruiting: Bellbrook’s Hayden Bullock picks Air Force

Hayden Bullock is the third area football player from the class of 2019 to make his college choice.  The Bellbrook defensive lineman announced earlier this month he plans to continue his career at Air Force.  “I chose Air Force because that’s been my dream college since my freshman year,” Bullock said. “I toured it and was in love immediately.”  Even before...
Prep softball: Fairfield celebrates milestone with doubleheader sweep

Prep softball: Fairfield celebrates milestone with doubleheader sweep

Fairfield High School’s softball team put in some high-quality work on a day that featured a program milestone. The Indians dominated on their home diamond Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep, blanking Greater Miami Conference rival Hamilton 10-0 in six innings and Dixie Heights (Ky.) 11-0 in five innings. The opener marked the 1,000th game in Fairfield softball history. After rolling past the...
Lebanon AD: ECC decides against expansion, LHS focused on new-look GWOC

Lebanon AD: ECC decides against expansion, LHS focused on new-look GWOC

Lebanon High School won’t be leaving the Greater Western Ohio Conference after all. The eight-school Eastern Cincinnati Conference considered applications from Lebanon and Winton Woods, but Lebanon athletic director Bill Stewart said he’s been notified the ECC won’t be adding any new members at this time. “I got official word from (ECC commissioner) Ray Spicher last Thursday...

HS Scores 4/10: Miamisburg lacrosse bests CJ, Fenwick girls win big

PREP RESULTS Baseball Monday’s Results Anna 13, New Knoxville 0 Beavercreek 3, Springfield 0 Cincinnati Christian 21, North College Hill 0 Dayton Christian 11, Emmanuel Christian 0 Fairborn 11, Stebbins 0 Fairfield 4, Lakota West 0 Fairmont 4, Centerville 1 Fenwick 15, Purcell Marian 0 Fenwick 7, Purcell Marian 1 Greeneview 1, Southeastern 0 Hamilton 2, Oak Hills 1 Jay County 5, Coldwater 4...

HS Roundup 4/10: Miamisburg baseball blanks Oakwood

Led by freshmen talent on the mound, Miamisburg baseball shut out Oakwood, 9-0. Dane Hall and Will Cook combined for the shutout in the win. Hall struck out six, allowing four hits in his first career win. Cook allowed two hits and recorded four strikeouts. Jon Yerkins batted 4-for-for on the night. Yerkins, joined by Ethan Schultz, Aaron Sunderman and Casey Lykings all drove in runs in the win. Miamisburg...
Prep baseball: Senior-laden Monroe poised to make a run at SWBL title

Prep baseball: Senior-laden Monroe poised to make a run at SWBL title

The framework is there for Monroe High School’s baseball team to be a championship contender this season. The Hornets are swinging it, catching it and throwing it pretty well so far. And having 12 seniors on the roster doesn’t hurt. Monroe pushed its winning streak to four Monday with a 10-4 victory over Franklin at Wright State University’s Nischwitz Stadium. “We’ve...

HS Roundup 4/9: Fairfield baseball defeats Lakota West

The Fairfield baseball team defeated Lakota West in shutout fashion on Monday. Fairfield won 4-0. J.D. Scranton tossed a complete game shutout with five strikeouts on the mound. At the plate Tyler Caudill and Deshaun Vample each had a pair of hits to power Fairfield. Baseball Hamilton 2, Oak Hills 1: Kurtis Reid tripled and homered, driving in both runs for Hamilton. Zach Bell picked up the win on...

HS Scores 4/9: Troy, Fairborn, Beavercreek toss shutouts

Baseball Sunday’s Results Hamilton 7, Lakota West 4 St. Xavier 6, Talawanda 1 Monday’s Results Anna 13, New Knoxville 0 Beavercreek 3, Springfield 0 Cincinnati Christian 21, North College Hill 0 Dayton Christian 11, Emmanuel Christian 0 Fairborn 11, Stebbins 0 Fairfield 4, Lakota West 0 Fairmont 4, Centerville 1 Fenwick 15, Purcell Marian 0 Fenwick 7, Purcell Marian 1 Greeneview 1, Southeastern...
Fogle will resign as Trotwood-Madison athletic director

Fogle will resign as Trotwood-Madison athletic director

Guy Fogle, who oversaw an unprecedented run of football and basketball as the athletic director at Trotwood-Madison High School, announced his resignation from that position on Monday. A former local television sports personality, Fogle will have held the AD position for seven years after succeeding Jim Ladd to begin the 2011 school year. “It’s been on my mind for several months,&rdquo...
Northmont boys basketball coach resigns after five seasons

Northmont boys basketball coach resigns after five seasons

Collin Abels, who guided Northmont to a rare outright boys high school basketball conference title in the 2016-17 season, resigned from his coaching position. He led the Thunderbolts the last five seasons. A three-sport standout and Northmont graduate, he cited a familiar reason of wanting to spend more time with a growing family for stepping down. He has coached different levels of football, basketball...

HS Roundup 4/8: Roberts leads Hamilton past Lakota West

Hamilton defeated Lakota West 7-4 in a Sunday baseball game. Eric Roberts struck out seven in a complete game outing for Hamilton. Roberts also went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI at the plate. Trace Thomas added three hits and Payton Pennington had a triple. Keegan Fish and Andrew Brownley each plated a pair of runs to lead West.

HS Scores 4/8: Lebanon edges Mason, Middletown wins big

Baseball Saturday’s Results Badin 9, Edgewood 2 Butler 7, Northmont 4 Cincinnati Christian 11, New Miami 1 Coldwater 12, Southeastern 1 Fairmont 4, Dayton Christian 3 Fort Recovery 11, Greenville 0 New Bremen 10, New Knoxville 0 Sunday’s Results Hamilton 7, Lakota West 4 St. Xavier 6, Talawanda 1 Softball Saturday’s Results Cincinnati Christian 15, Clark Montessori 1 Parkway 8, Newton...
Prep basketball: Middletown’s Williams finishes strong with Butler County All-Star victory

Prep basketball: Middletown’s Williams finishes strong with Butler County All-Star victory

E.J. Williams closed the book on his Middletown High School career with a game-ending dunk. The 6-foot-11 center followed a winding senior path, having started the school year at the Lincoln Academy prep school in Suwanee, Ga. He transferred back to Middletown and ended up playing 15 games for the Middies. Williams scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half Saturday night in the second annual All-Butler...

HS Roundup 4/7: Tofstad leads Butler past Northmont

Butler held off a Northmont rally for a 7-4 win in baseball action on Saturday. Preston Tofstad drove in three runs and Dolen Fults went 3-for-3 at the plate to pace Butler. Quinton Hall tallied the win and Braedon Norman nailed down the save. Garrett McGough and Ryan Pullins had three hits apiece for Northmont. Baseball Coldwater 12, Southeastern 1: Jack Muhlenkamp and Mitch Niekamp each doubled...

HS Scores 4/7: Fairmont edges Dayton Christian, Badin beats Edgewood

Baseball Friday’s Results Badin 12, St. Xavier 4 Butler 20, Stebbins 0 Coldwater 2, Parkway 0 Covington 15, Ansonia 5 Eaton 12, Oakwood 6 Fairbanks 14, West Liberty-Salem 4 Fairfield 11, Middletown 10 Fenwick 10, Jackson County (KY) 1 Fenwick 10, St. Joseph (WI) 3 Franklin 3, Carlisle 2 Greenville 18, Trotwood-Madison 5 Jonathan Alder 14, Northwestern 3 Kenton Ridge 9, Bellefontaine 1 Lakota...
Wallace bringing ‘fresh set of eyes’ to Lakota East’s girls hoop program

Wallace bringing ‘fresh set of eyes’ to Lakota East’s girls hoop program

Dan Wallace is back in the Greater Miami Conference and ready to make a difference in Lakota East High School’s girls basketball program. Wallace, the head coach at McAuley the last five years and at Colerain the three seasons before that, has received school-board approval as the Thunderhawks’ new head man. “I’m coming into Lakota with a fresh set of eyes,” said Wallace...
Prep softball: Mohawks hot and unbeaten after rolling past Carlisle

Prep softball: Mohawks hot and unbeaten after rolling past Carlisle

The air was cold, the wind was biting, and Madison High School’s softball team won again. Sounds like a typical spring day in Ohio. The Mohawks are off to a 6-0 start under first-year head coach Dean Howard after Friday’s 10-4 triumph at Carlisle, a victory that included four-hit performances by Taylor Johnson and Jenna O’Hair. “This was a big game for us. We look forward to...

HS Scores 4/6: Northmont, ‘Creek softball combines for 34 runs

PREP RESULTS Baseball Thursday’s Results Anna 5, Russia 1 Arcanum 11, Bradford 6 Benjamin Logan 3, Tecumseh 0 Butler 9, Piqua 1 Centerville 4, Wayne 0 Coldwater 10, Minster 4 Dayton Christian 10, Greeneview 8 Franklin 5, Dixie 1 Franklin Monroe 4, Twin Valley South 3 Graham 4, Bellefontaine 0 Kenton Ridge 4, Urbana 2 Monroe 14, Valley View 4 Northeastern 17, Mechanicsburg 0 Northmont 14, Bethel...

HS Roundup 4/6: Fenwick finishes spring break on winning note

The Fenwick baseball team wrapped up spring break with a pair of wins over Jackson County (KY) and St. Joseph (WI) on Friday. In the 10-1 win over Jackson County Adam Brian drove in a pair of runs with three hits and Sam Kemper picked up the win on the mound. Keegan Corbett tallied three hits and three RBI and Matt Fink drove in four runs. Fenwick finished the spring break trip with a 4-1 record....
High School Basketball: Who made boys all-area teams?

High School Basketball: Who made boys all-area teams?

Darius Quisenberry (Wayne), Myles Belyeu (Trotwood-Madison), Justin Ahrens (Versailles) and Tyler Mescher (Marion Local) are the players of the year in their respective divisions for the All-Area boys high school basketball teams. Joining them as coaches of the year are Nathan Martindale (Wayne), Rocky Rockhold (Trotwood), Brett Kopp (Bethel) and Kurt Goettemoeller (Marion Local). A 6-foot-1 senior...
Alter grad Simmons grateful for backup role at NCAA runner-up Michigan

Alter grad Simmons grateful for backup role at NCAA runner-up Michigan

Nothing against Ohio University, but Jaaron Simmons needed to make another move. “I really didn’t want to leave OU,” reflected the Alter High School grad and senior graduate transfer for the University of Michigan men’s basketball team this past season. “It was a personal decision to challenge myself and learn more about the game in a different view. I learned a lot of...
Prep softball: East blanks Fairfield to continue early-season roll

Prep softball: East blanks Fairfield to continue early-season roll

Lakota East High School’s softball program is hoping this is a next-level kind of season. The Thunderhawks have been very good for a long time. Indeed, the last time they failed to win 20 games was 2006. But they’ve only won two Greater Miami Conference titles (2011, 2016), and they’ve made it to the Division I state tournament just once (2010). Junior Sydney Larson said the primary...

HS Scores 4/5: Eaton’s Gel pitches first career perfect game

PREP RESULTS Baseball Wednesday’s Results Badin 3, Covington Catholic (KY) 2 Fenwick 18, Grace Christian (NC) 2 Ross 3, Goshen 2 Springboro 8, Marion County (KY) 2 Thursday’s Results Anna 5, Russia 1 Arcanum 11, Bradford 6 Benjamin Logan 3, Tecumseh 0 Butler 9, Piqua 1 Centerville 4, Wayne 0 Coldwater 10, Minster 4 Franklin 5, Dixie 1 Franklin Monroe 4, Twin Valley South 3 Graham 4, Bellefontaine...

HS Roundup 4/5: Kenton Ridge baseball edges out Urbana

Kenton Ridge edged out Urbana, 4-2, as Coach Aaron Shaffer earned his 200th career win as Kenton Ridge’s coach. Calvin Dibert earned his second win of the season on the mound, while Drew Wichael tallied two RBIs. Quinton Roach batted 2-for-3 in the win as Kenton Ridge moves to 3-0. Kaleb Bowdle hit 2-for-3 and Austin Rader recorded a double in the Urbana loss. Baseball Anna 5, Russia 1: Zach...
Prep girls basketball: Talawanda’s Brown commits to Indiana East

Prep girls basketball: Talawanda’s Brown commits to Indiana East

Talawanda High School senior guard Addie Brown will continue her basketball career at Indiana University East in Richmond, Ind., according to THS coach Tom Head. Brown led the Southwest Ohio Conference in scoring (21.3) this season and averaged five rebounds, two steals and 1.2 assists per game for the Braves. She shot 81.6 percent from the foul line as a senior and finished with 1,063 career points...
Trotwood-Madison grad Torrey Patton transferring from Akron

Trotwood-Madison grad Torrey Patton transferring from Akron

Torrey Patton, a Division II state player of the year at Trotwood-Madison High School, will transfer from the University of Akron men’s basketball program. The 6-foot-4 wing spent only this past season as a freshman with the Zips. He announced his decision to leave by Twitter on Thursday. “I wouldn’t say I made a mistake,” he said. “I wanted to figure out what I really...
Butler County All-Star basketball returning to Hamilton on Saturday

Butler County All-Star basketball returning to Hamilton on Saturday

Area prep basketball standouts are set to participate in the second annual All-Butler County All-Star boys and girls games this weekend. A full slate of competitions will be held at the Hamilton Athletic Center on Saturday, including 3-point shooting and ball-handling contests. The girls pregame activities will start at noon, with the game following at 2 p.m. The boys pregame activities will start...
Arrows confident despite injuries, slow start to season

Arrows confident despite injuries, slow start to season

Tecumseh Arrows were looking to start the high school baseball season with momentum. That would offset last season, which ended with losses in six of the Arrows’ last seven games. Wet and cold weather, though, has slowed down the Arrows – along with every other team around the area. But that’s not the only struggle the team has faced. Injuries have also put a damper on the season&rsquo...
Northeastern athletic director dies: Funeral arrangements set

Northeastern athletic director dies: Funeral arrangements set

A school official from Northeastern Local Schools has released details on the funeral arrangements for the Northeastern High School athletic director who died Monday. Services for Darin Binkley will take place on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7, according to an e-mail from Northeastern Principal Todd Justice. A visitation will be hosted on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and the funeral will take place...
Prep baseball: Wintry weather can’t stop Ross from improving to 5-0

Prep baseball: Wintry weather can’t stop Ross from improving to 5-0

Mother Nature dared Ross High School’s baseball team to play a game Wednesday. The Rams did just that and managed to get a win in the process, pushing their perfect record to 5-0. “With the weather lately, when we saw it was going to be dry, we said, ‘If we can play, let’s play,’ ” Ross coach Jason Rettinger said after his crew battled through frigid temperatures...

HS Roundup 4/4: Rawlings paces Badin softball

Nicole Rawlings drove in a pair of runs to help her cause on the mound in Badin softball’s 15-5 win versus Roger Bacon on Wednesday. Rawlings went 3-for-3 at the plate and struck out seven on the mound to move to 2-1. Maddie Curtner and Sydney Rawlings each tacked on a pair of hits and Brooke Giuliano doubled and drove in two. Tennis Miami Valley 4, Beavercreek 1: Colton Morehart and Niyanth...

HS Scores 4/4: Fenwick, Badin pick up baseball wins

Baseball Tuesday’s Results Fenwick 4, Eastern (NJ) 3 Fenwick (IL) 5, Fenwick 1 Middlesboro (KY) 12, Carroll 4 Springboro 11, Greenup County (KY) 9 Cartersville (GA) 2, Troy 0 Springboro 10, Johnson Central (KY) 7 Wednesday’s Results Badin 3, Covington Catholic (KY) 2 Fenwick 18, Grace Christian (NC) 2 Ross 3, Goshen 2 Springboro 8, Marion County (KY) 2 Softball Tuesday’s Results...
Sports Today: Recruiting Ohio continues to be tricky for Urban Meyer at Ohio State

Sports Today: Recruiting Ohio continues to be tricky for Urban Meyer at Ohio State

Another area high school football made his verbal commitment earlier this week when Gabe Newburg announced he will be going to Michigan.  The Northmont defensive end is a three-star prospect with a dozen college offers.  LandOf10.com recruiting analyst Ryan Donnelly reports he visited Ohio State last week but wasn’t willing to wait any longer to see if Urban Meyer was going to offer...

HS Scores 4/3: Valley View tennis sweeps Madison

PREP RESULTS Baseball Monday’s Results Anna 12, Jackson Center 2 Butler 4, Piqua 0 Carlton (MI) 9, Lebanon 4 Fairbanks 9, Northeastern 8 Fairborn 7, Trotwood-Madison 0 Fairborn 22, Trotwood-Madison 0 Kenton Ridge 8, Bellefontaine 1 Hamilton 14, Middletown 8 Lakota West 5, Colerain 3 Milton-Union 15, Northridge 0 Southeastern 9, Cedarville 2 Spg. Shawnee 3, Tecumseh 0 Springboro 13, West Jessamine...

HS Roundup 4/3: ‘Creek volleyball bests Northmont in four sets

Boys Tennis Valley View 5, Madison 0: Skylar Harman, Lane Powell and Dawson Hamm each earned singles wins in the victory over Madison. The doubles duos of Adam Michael and Mickey Neal and Neah Harrison and Ian Thompson helped pull off the sweep for Valley View. Boys Volleyball Beavercreek 3, Northmont 1: Beavercreek moved to 3-0 with the win. Parker Mikesch tallied 15 digs and 12 kills for &lsquo...
Wayne’s Brown, Robertson MVP of Tri-Cities Classic

Wayne’s Brown, Robertson MVP of Tri-Cities Classic

Zarik Brown and Taylor Robertson of Wayne High School swept MVP honors and led the Warriors to a sweep of the boys and girls team titles in last weekend’s Tri-Cities Track and Field Classic at Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tennessee. Brown, a junior, won the 200 meters and set a meet record 21.87 in a qualifying heat. He also was second in the 100 (10.82). Robertson, a senior, won...
Northeastern ‘reeling’ from death of athletic director, veteran teacher

Northeastern ‘reeling’ from death of athletic director, veteran teacher

Darin Binkley, a beloved longtime Northeastern Local Schools teacher, coach and first-year high school athletic director, died Monday. He was 52. No details of his death were provided. It was initially posted on a school media site. The effect was immediate and widespread throughout the district and community. “You can’t plan for things like this,” Northeastern Local Superintendent...
Prep baseball: Fish’s return to form boosting Lakota West in 4-1 start

Prep baseball: Fish’s return to form boosting Lakota West in 4-1 start

Keegan Fish has returned to his familiar spot behind the plate for Lakota West High School’s baseball team. And he feels just fine. The Ohio State University recruit missed the entire 2017 season except for one at-bat, a walk in the last inning of the 5-1 Division I state semifinal loss to eventual champion Massillon Jackson at Huntington Park in Columbus. Fish, a starter as a sophomore, is...

HS Roundup 4/2: Norman throws shutout for Butler

Braedon Norman tossed a complete game shutout to lead Butler baseball in a 4-0 win over Piqua on Monday. Norman scattered five hits and struck out 12 to improve to 2-0. At the plate for Butler Dolen Fults went 3-for-4 and Boston Smith drove in a pair of runs. Baseball Springboro 13, West Jessamine (KY) 2: Spencer Virtue went 2-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored from the leadoff spot and Tyler...

HS Scores 4/2: Shawnee shuts out Tecumseh, Lebanon loses

Baseball Sunday’s Results Madison 12, Sayre (KY) 11 Monday’s Results Anna 12, Jackson Center 2 Butler 4, Piqua 0 Carlton (MI) 9, Lebanon 4 Fairbanks 9, Northeastern 8 Fairborn 7, Trotwood-Madison 0 Fairborn 22, Trotwood-Madison 0 Kenton Ridge 8, Bellefontaine 1 Hamilton 14, Middletown 8 Lakota West 5, Colerain 3 Milton-Union 15, Northridge 0 Southeastern 9, Cedarville 2 Spg. Shawnee 3...
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