College Insider: Middletown’s Colson running strong for ODU football

E.J. Colson is the leading rusher for the Ohio Dominican University football team this fall.

The 5-foot-8, 190-pound redshirt sophomore and Middletown High School graduate has 597 yards and seven touchdowns on 87 carries. He’s also caught 12 passes for 112 yards.

Colson was named Great Midwest Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 23 after rushing for a career-high 153 yards and four touchdowns in a 53-13 win at Alderson Broaddus. He’s the fifth player in ODU history to collect four or more rushing TDs in a game.

The Panthers are 5-3 overall and 5-0 in the G-MAC. They will host Kentucky Wesleyan on Saturday at noon.

Women’s soccer: Sophomore goalkeeper Emma DeBolt (Cincinnati Christian) has an 8-3 record, an 80.4 save percentage and a 0.88 goals-allowed average for Hanover (Ind.).

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Other locals contributing for the Panthers are sophomore defender Lizzie Matchett (Lakota West), who has a goal in 14 starts; junior defender Abby Daley (Springboro) of Franklin, who’s made 11 starts; and freshman defender Kaitlyn Rhodes (Lakota East), who’s started six games.

Hanover is 12-4-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The third-seeded Panthers will start HCAC tournament play at No. 2 Mount St. Joseph on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

• Freshman midfielder Jayde Hoffmann (Lakota East) has made 10 starts and scored a goal for Capital, which is 9-7-1 overall and 7-2 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

The Crusaders are seeded second in the OAC tournament and will begin postseason play at home Wednesday at 7 p.m. They will face the second-lowest remaining seed after Monday’s first-round matches.

Men’s cross country: Cedarville sophomore Andrew Testas (Edgewood) finished 31st at the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Championships on Oct. 21 in Nashville, Tenn., covering the 8K Percy Warner Park course in 26:45.7.

The Yellow Jackets finished third among 10 teams, with Walsh winning the title.

Cedarville will host the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional on Saturday.

Men’s soccer: Senior midfielder Cole Hoop (Cincinnati Christian) made 14 starts and tallied one assist for Malone, which finished 1-15 overall and 1-13 in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference.

Sophomore defender Jonathan Dendinger (Lebanon) also started 13 games for the Pioneers.

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