Posted: 7:33 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013

Signing? Send us your info

By Marc Pendleton

High school football takes center stage throughout the country for Wednesday’s National Signing Day, and Cox Media Group-Ohio wants to know who will sign letters of intent.

If you’re planning to do so, please contact CMG-Ohio at and include name, sport, college, stats and contact information.

Also, send any signing ceremony photos to that email address, too.

The regular signing period for football extends through April 1. Field hockey, soccer, track and field, cross country and men’s water polo also have their signing day start on Wednesday.

Basketball had its early signing period last November.

Sunday showcase: Thurgood Marshall’s boys basketball game with Dunbar has been rescheduled for Sunday at UD Arena. The JV game is at 2 p.m. and the varsity at 3:30 p.m. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

All tickets are $6 (children 5 and younger free). Presale tickets are available through Friday; 3-5 p.m. at Dunbar and 4-7 p.m. at Thurgood. Also, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Welcome Stadium (office, visitor’s side).

Thurgood (17-1) is the state’s No. 1 D-II team; Dunbar (15-4) is tied for fifth. The Cougars handed the Wolverines their first loss last month, 81-62.

Boys draw: Sunday is the boys basketball draw throughout several Southwest District locations. As usual, the D-II sectional/district at Fairmont’s Trent Arena and Vandalia Butler is loaded with some of the state’s best teams.

Thurgood Marshall, Trotwood-Madison, Dunbar, Alter and Franklin are all lumped in that region. All are among the state’s top 10 teams, too. Only one team will emerge as a regional champ and on the final four.

Join the club: Hamilton senior Jillian Spurlock became the Big Blue’s all-time girls basketball career scoring leader with 26 points in a recent defeat of Wayne. That pushed her past the previous record of 1,014 points.

The 5-foot-9 guard is averaging 21.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.7 steals and 2.6 assists for Hamilton (5-15).

None better: Carroll boys soccer coach/athletic director Scott Molfenter has been named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Private/Parochial coach of the year for 2012.

The Patriots coach since 1992, Molfenter and Carroll has won state Division II team titles in four of the past five seasons.

Join the club II: Doug Rasch could be become the first player in 30 years to average more than 20 points for the Bellbrook boys basketball team. The 5-11 guard is averaging 23.6 points for the Eagles. The last Bellbrook player to surpass a 20-point average was Jim Brucken at 21.3 in 1983.

Sign here: Fenwick senior Sydney Beck has signed to play volleyball at the Cumberlands (Ky.). Her older sister Allie, also a Fenwick grad, plays at Cleveland State. Sydney also starred for the Team Z club team.

Help wanted: Fairmont is seeking applicants for head varsity girls soccer coach. Send resume to AD Chris Weaver at

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