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Valley View’s Lane Murphy tries to tackle Franklin’s Ryan Montgomery during their Week 5 game at Veterans Memorial Field at Atrium Stadium in Franklin. Valley View won, 41-8. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Franklin, Valley View among top teams in football polls

Southwestern Buckeye League rivals Franklin and Valley View remain the only Journal-News are teams to be ranked among the state’s top high school football teams. Franklin (5-0) is No. 4 in Division III and Valley View (4-1) No. 15 in D-IV. Franklin defeated Valley View in a Week 5 showdown, ...

Franklin’s Ryan Montgomery dives for a touchdown during their game against Valley View Friday, Sept. 23 at Veterans Memorial Field at Atrium Stadium in Franklin. The Wildcats defeated the Spartans 41-8. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

7 things you may have missed from Week 5 of high school football

1. Madison and Oakwood may have played the game of the week. The two combined for over 900 total yards as the Mohawks improved to 4-1 with a 47-37 victory. Cameron Svarda and Tyler Baumgartner both ran for over 100 yards for Madison while Oakwood’s Brian Erbe threw for 378 ...

Prep Highlights for Sept. 24: WLS wins Caverns Invitational

The West Liberty-Salem boys and girls cross country teams won the Max Evans Ohio Caverns Invitational on Saturday.Nick Williams ran a career-best 17:15.0 to lead the boys with a second place finish. Noah Smith was third with a 17:43.1 and Michael Conley fourth at 17:57.5.Grace Adams paced the girls with ...

Obstacles abound at the Bellbrook Cross Country Invitational

There are at least three water crossings — including one through a creek that immediately challenges footing on a muddy, slippery hill. There are three large rocks waiting to greet runners’ shins should they cut a zig-zagging pattern too close. Then there’s those barking dogs as the course runs past ...

Trotwood Madison quarterback Markell Stephens-Peppers is tackled by Middletown’s Cameron Dillingham during their game Friday, Sept. 9 at Barnitz Stadium in Middletown. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF PHOTO

High School roundup: Ground game, defense leads East past Middies

Middletown fell to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the Greater Miami Conference with a 40-3 loss to Lakota East (2-3, 1-1) on Friday night.Middletown got on the board first on a 37-yard field goal by Cole Smith, but after that it was all Lakota East.The East defense held Middletown to ...

Edgewood dominates second half, rolls past Wildcats 44-28

Friday was a head-banging night for Edgewood High School’s football team, and the Cougars did most of the pounding. Devon Garrett had 170 of Edgewood’s 344 yards on the ground and the visitors dominated the second half en route to a 44-28 victory over Harrison at Bill Kuntz Field. “That ...

Franklin’s Ryan Montgomery carries the ball during their game against Valley View on Friday night at Veterans Memorial Field at Atrium Stadium in Franklin. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Franklin routs Valley View in SWBL showdown, improves to 5-0

Once Ryan Montgomery got going for the Franklin High School football team, Valley View had no chance.Montgomery threw the go-ahead touchdown pass on the final play of the second quarter and ran for another four scores as Franklin buried the Spartans 41-8 in a battle of Southwestern Buckeye League unbeatens ...

Fairfield takes advantage of West miscues in 29-7 victory

The Fairfield High School football team forced four turnovers and scored twice on special teams Friday night as they posted a 29-7 road victory over Lakota West.Senior defensive back Josiah Scott accounted for both of the Indians’ special-teams touchdowns, returning a kickoff 98 yards in the first quarter to give ...

Hamilton’s Alex Little sacks Mason quarterback Preston Hutchinson during Friday night’s game at Virgil Schwarm Stadium in Hamilton. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY DAVID A. MOODIE

Early turnovers sink Big Blue in 34-14 loss to Mason

For the second week in a row, missed early opportunities hurt the Hamilton High School football team. HHS turned the ball over on its first two possessions and visiting Mason scored on its first three drives for a 34-14 win at Virgil Schwarm Stadium on Friday night. “Those early turnovers ...

Springfield comes up short against Lebanon 28-27

Lebanon High School’s football team stopped a two-point conversion run by Springfield with 17 seconds left to beat the Wildcats 28-27 at Evans Stadium on Friday night.Danny Davis caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Leonard Taylor on the previous play, and Springfield decided to go for the win. The Warriors ...

Alter runs away from Fenwick for sweet 52-3 win

Alter High School running back Holden Rushing made no secret that the Knights had Friday’s football game against Fenwick circled on the calendar from the time the schedule was released.The Falcons had eliminated the Knights from the playoffs in 2015 to finish a season sweep, but the Knights were bent ...

Springfield's Danny Davis carries the ball against Lebanon on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, at Evans Stadium in Springfield.

Ohio State commit Josh Myers, Springfield recruit Davis shake off injuries

UPDATE - Sept. 24, 8:12 p.m.:  Ohio State commit Josh Myers, considered the top player in Ohio for the 2017 graduation class by many recruiting sites, returned later during Miamisburg's 21-17 win over unbeaten Troy to help the Vikings off the Trojans. Myers left the game early after tweaking his ...

Badin High School athletes (from left) Josh Wolpert, Shelby Schmitt and Noah Connaughton have committed to Bowling Green, Rio Grande and Dayton, respectively, to continue their academic and athletic careers. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Three more Badin student-athletes make college commitments

Three more Badin High School student-athletes have committed to play college sports upon their graduation in 2017. Noah Connaughton (tennis, University of Dayton), Shelby Schmitt (softball, University of Rio Grande) and Josh Wolpert (cross country and track, Bowling Green State University) brings to five the number of Badin athletic commitments ...

Springboro and Centerville fans dressed in orange for the high school football game Thursday night, Sept. 22, 2016, in Springboro to show support for a Springboro senior diagnosed with leukemia. (Caroline Reinwald/Staff)

Rival teams embrace orange to rally around Springboro senior

Rival high school teams and fans were awash in orange Thursday night as they joined together in support of a student athlete battling cancer. The “orange-out” at Springboro High School’s football stadium in honor of senior Matt Reese is to mark the growing “#MacStrong” movement in honor of the Springboro ...

High School Highlights for Sept. 22: Shawnee, Greenon win CBC tourney

The Springfield Shawnee boys golf team won the Kenton Trail division and Greenon took first place in the Mad River division at the CBC Tournament on Thursday.Grant Engle of Shawnee led the field with a 71. Greenon’s Jake Richards was second with a 72 and teammate Chris Winters was third ...

Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini

Week 5: Touchdown 7 forecast

Storms will not be a problem for this week’s high school football games, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs said.This is unlike last week, when many games were delayed.Sports Director Mike Hartsock says this is good news as there are a lot of great match-ups going on this week.TRACK WEATHER ...

OHSAA to game officials: On anthem, players not your call

With protests against the national anthem causing controversy across sports, the Ohio High School Athletic Association released a memo Wednesday to all OHSAA officials regarding the organization’s policy. The memo stated: “As officials, you are there to officiate. It is not within the purview of officials to make judgments on ...

Miamisburg senior offensive linemen Josh Myers (middle) during a scrimmage at Trotwood-Madison on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Here are the top-rated local high school football prospects

As it is every year, the Miami Valley is home to some of the top football players in the state. More than a dozen of the Ohio’s top 100 prospects in the 247Sports composite rankings call our region home, and many of them have already declared a college destination. Here’s ...

Middletown High School cross country runner Conant Smith is one of the top runners in the GMC as a sophomore. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Smith making his own mark as a Middletown distance runner

Conant Smith has heard the comparisons that he could be the next Jeff See. The Middletown High School sophomore smiles at the thought people would even mention him in the same breath as the former Middies standout, but he won’t let that idea add any pressure to his own cross ...

High-powered offenses take center stage in Edgewood-Harrison clash

The Southwest Ohio Conference’s top two offenses will clash Friday night as the SWOC football title chase starts to heat up. Edgewood High School senior cornerback Dylan Crouch said his Cougars, 3-1 after scoring 98 points in wins the last two weeks, are ready to hit the road and face ...

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