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Top returning QB’s in GWOC American North Division

The top returning passers in the Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division — Greenville, Piqua, Sidney, Tippecanoe, Troy and Vandalia Butler — from the 2015 high school football season. This is essentially the former GWOC North Division with two major changes: Trotwood-Madison has been realigned with the GWOC American ...

Clinton Massie High School coach Dan McSurley. Photo by Ron Alvey.

Bengals’ Paul Brown award goes to Clinton-Massie coach

The Cincinnati Bengals have recognized Dan McSurley for turning Clinton-Massie into a southwest Ohio high school powerhouse.McSurley, who was named the winner of the Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award, has won 185 games and two state titles since becoming the head coach of the Falcons in 1996.The honor brings ...

Mike Hartsock: Area H.S. football teams hit field for 7-on-7s

Area high school football teams are closing in on the official start of summer practice, but with 10 days to go before Aug.1, this isn't the calm before the storm. Coaches get 10 days in the summer to work with their players and many use some of those days to ...

Top returning RB’s in CBC Mad River Division

The top returning rushers in the Central Buckeye Conference Mad River Division — Benjamin Logan, Graham, Greenon, Indian Lake and Northwestern — from the 2015 high school football season. Urbana moves over to the CBC Kenton Trail Division for this season only to balance the loss of Tippecanoe and Stebbins ...

Kenton Ridge’s Kobe Holtz. Bill Lackey/Staff

Top returning RB’s in CBC Kenton Trail Division

The top returning rushers in the CBC Kenton Trail Division – Bellefontaine, Kenton Ridge, Spg. Shawnee, Tecumseh and Urbana - from the 2015 season. Urbana moves over to the CBC Kenton Trail Division for this season only to balance the loss of Tippecanoe and Stebbins to the Greater Western Ohio ...

USA Football program aims to lesson impacts of youth concussions

It’s a violent game that makes a lot of parents uneasy, but numbers for Pee Wee football continue to grow in the Miami Valley. Safety is a major concern for the estimated 15,000 kids who will suit up for teams around the Dayton area this fall. Concussions are a constant ...

Carlisle’s Ridge Reed (22), with lineman Jordan Parrish (68) by his side, scores against Franklin in the 2015 season opener. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Top returning RB’s in SWBL Buckeye

The top returning rushers in the Southwestern Buckeye League Buckeye Division from the 2015 high school football season. Teams are Carlisle, Dixie, Madison, Milton-Union, Northridge, Preble Shawnee and Waynesville. Carlisle senior Ridge Reed and Milton-Union junior Zac Shields both surpassed 1,000 yards rushing last season. Reed led the entire SWBL ...

Bailey Wallen (with ball) led Brookville over Carlisle 41-0 in a D-V first-round playoff game last season. EL HUBBARD PHOTO

Top returning RB’s in SWBL Southwestern

The top returning rushers in the Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division from the 2015 high school football season. Teams are Bellbrook, Brookville, Eaton, Franklin, Monroe, Oakwood and Valley View. Now a senior, Brookville’s Bailey Wallen had 173 carries for 1,379 yards and amassed 22 touchdowns during the Blue Devils’ 12-1 ...

High School Baseball: Making a pitch to limit wear and tear

Last week the National Federation of State High School Associations addressed what is as common now as balls and strikes in baseball — the pitch count. It’ll be up to each state member, including the Ohio High School Athletic Association, to develop a combination of maximum pitches and recovery time ...

Alter QB Ryan Markoff. Alter defeated host Fairmont 42-21 in a high school football season opener on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Top returning RB’s in GCL Co-Ed North

The top returning rushers in the Greater Catholic League Co-ed North Division from the 2015 high school football season. The four-team GCL North consists of Alter, Carroll, Chaminade Julienne and Fenwick. Fenwick (13-1 overall and 7-0 in the division) captured its first North title last season. The Falcons open the ...

Miamisburg RB Tony Clark. Lima Senior defeated host Miamisburg 44-42 in OT in the D-II, Region 6 high school football playoffs first round that also was the final varsity football game at historic Harmon Field on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Top returning RB’s in GWOC National West

The top returning rushers in the Greater Western Ohio Conference National West Division from the 2015 high school football season. The four-team realigned GWOC National West consists Lebanon, Miamisburg, Northmont and Springboro. Lebanon, Miamisburg and Springboro previously were in the GWOC South. Northmont moved over from the GWOC Central. The ...

Trotwood RB Raveion Hargrove. Toledo Central Catholic defeated Trotwood-Madison 21-13 in a D-III high school football state semifinal at Sidney’s Memorial Stadium on Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Top returning RB’s in GWOC American South

The top returning rushers in the Greater Western Ohio Conference American South Division from the 2015 high school football season. The five-team realigned GWOC American South consists of Fairborn, Stebbins, Trotwood-Madison, West Carrollton and Xenia. Fairborn, West Carrollton and Xenia are holdovers from the GWOC South. Trotwood previously was with ...

Hamilton’s players take the field for their game against visiting Lakota East at Virgil Schwarm Stadium in Hamilton on Sept. 18, 2015. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

Crosstown Showdown will include 4 local schools from GMC, GCLC

Four local schools will participate in the 19th annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown prep football showcase.Three will play Friday, Aug. 26 — Hamilton will travel to Milford, Lakota East will host Loveland and Lakota West will meet Moeller at the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium. Fenwick will be at home ...

Minster's Adam Niemeyer (6-3, 190) will play baseball at Ohio State. He s batting .552 with 14 runs and 10 RBI. On the mound he s 2-0 with 17 Ks and one walk.

NFHS approves baseball pitch count

A revised pitching policy approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations will result in a pitch-count limit in high school baseball. That was one of six and the most significant baseball changes approved by the NFHS Board of Directors during its June meeting at Indianapolis. The changes ...

Wayne RB Matt Wilcox makes a short gain during a 20-6 defeat of Hilliard Davidson in a D-I, Region 2 high school football playoff game at Welcome Stadium last November. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Area football players who have verbally committed

Area high school football players who have verbally committed to play collegiately. Binding national letters of intent for seniors can’t be signed until Feb. 1, 2017.Class of 2017 / seniors• Colin DeBord, WR, Centerville / Bowling Green• Nick Kovacs, WR, Springboro / Toledo• Charlie Kuhbander, K, Springboro / Northwestern• Cody ...

Miamisburg High School offensive lineman Cody Lamb (74) has verbally committed to the University of Cincinnati. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Miamisburg lineman Cody Lamb commits to UC

Cody Lamb is renowned as the “other” outstanding Miamisburg High School offensive lineman, but only because he was coerced to switch from tight end.“I like running around and catching the ball,” he said following a 7-on-7 camp at Welcome Stadium on Friday morning. “It wasn’t a big deal looking back. ...

Middletown’s Cole Smith kicks a field goal at the end of the first half of their game against Mason Friday, Oct. 23 at Barnitz Stadium in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Middies kicker follows mentor to UC on full ride

It all started when Middletown High School kicker Cole Smith noticed he had a direct message on Twitter.The message was simple, but the sender caught Smith’s attention.It was from University of Cincinnati kicker and Centerville High School graduate Andrew Gantz.“Every time I work a camp, I look at the list ...

Springfield’s Danny Davis rushed for 1,259 yards (8.6) and 22 total touchdowns in the 2015 season. Bill Lackey/Staff

Top returning RB’s in GWOC National East Division

The top returning rushers in the Greater Western Ohio Conference National East Division, previously known as the GWOC Central Division, from the 2015 high school football season. The five-team GWOC East consists of Beavercreek, Centerville, Fairmont, Springfield and Wayne, all original Western Ohio League rivals, including Springfield North, which merged ...

Northmont High School grad and Ohio University tight end Troy Mangen was named to the 2016 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List. OHIO MEDIA RELATIONS PHOTO

 Northmont’s Mangen, Minster’s Wolf on best TE, Mackey Watch List

Troy Mangen and Ethan Wolf have something more in common than being former area high school football standouts. Both have landed on the 2016 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List.Mangen, a 6-foot-5, 258-pound redshirt junior, is a Northmont High School graduate and redshirt junior tight end at Ohio University. Wolf, ...

Piqua running back Darien Tipps-Clemons. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Top returning RB’s in GWOC American North Division

The top returning rushers in the realigned Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division from the 2015 high school football season. Member schools are Greenville, Piqua, Sidney, Tippecanoe, Troy and Vandalia-Butler. Tipp joins the GWOC this fall after leaving the Central Buckeye Conference: Darien Tipps-Clemons, sr., Piqua: 237 carries for ...

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