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Alter’s Historic State Title Run Ended by SVSM

Dayton, Ohio —- The Alter boys basketball team had an outstanding season end at the hands of Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary on Friday night as the Fighting Irish knocked off the Knights by the final score of 72-47. In front of a crowd at UD Arena of 5,131, the 25-2 Alter Knights were looking to […]

Week 5 Power Rankings Breakdown

Dayton, Ohio — Centerville and Fairmont both looked dominant this week as the Elks had two massive blowout wins while Fairmont knocked off Alter in a battle. Shawnee and Botkins went down to the wire as the Trojans show they have what it takes to be an elite team again this year. This article will […]

Centerville blows past Flyght Prep at the Elk Elite Showcase

Centerville, Ohio — The fourth and final game of the Elk Elite Showcase at Centerville High School was a pairing between the defending state champion Centerville Elks and Flyght Academy Prep. Tom House and Rich Rolf each dropped a smooth 19 points as the Elks rolled to a 74-56 victory. Centerville was originally scheduled to […]

Alter blows past their rivals as Ruffolo and Conner each go for 21

Kettering, Ohio — After suffering a tough first loss earlier in the week, Alter bounced back nicely with a blowout 61-44 victory over their conference rivals Chaminade Julienne. Anthony Ruffolo and Jacob Conner each exploded for 21 points as the Knights roll to 5-1 on the year. The Alter Knights were on top of the […]

Botkins outlasts Shawnee at the Elk Elite Showcase

Centerville, Ohio — Botkins held on to survive against Springfield Shawnee at the Elk Elite Showcase hosted by Centerville High School. Both Patrick Fultz and Zion Crowe scored 20 points but the Braves fell to the Pleiman brothers and Botkins in an electric early season matchup. After a historic state title run last season, the […]

Stonebraker and Litten put Fort Loramie away with a pair of late dunks

Versailles, Ohio — A pair of late slams from Connor Stonebraker and Jaydon Litten secured a 57-46 win for Versailles over Fort Loramie on throwback night in the old Versailles high school gym. A hot first half from Caleb Maurer kept the Redskins in the game but 16 points form both Stonebraker and Ben Ruhenkamp […]

Despite being short handed, Preble Shawnee dominates Valley View

Germantown, Ohio — Despite being low on numbers and missing multiple starters, Preble Shawnee went on the road and defeated Valley View 78-50. Mason Shrout led the way with 24 points while not playing in the fourth quarter as the Arrows ran away with a big road victory. After a delayed start to the season […]

Johnson’s 31 points leads Fairmont past Alter in the Battle of Kettering

Kettering, Ohio — The Battle of Kettering has been known as one of the best rivalries in high school football in the Dayton area. The crosstown rivalry looked to be just as interesting this year in basketball this year as both Alter and Fairmont entered Tuesday night’s contest with undefeated records. Alter has been very […]

Week 4 Power Rankings Breakdown

Dayton, Ohio — Centerville and Versailles finally opened up their seasons with wins. Franklin jumps back into the top five in D1 and Meadowdale and Shawnee both move up in D3 as the rankings shift heading into Week 4 of the season. This article will break down the Preseason Power Rankings that were released yesterday […]

Tri-Village wins the inaugural Flyght Academy Holiday Classic

Trotwood, Ohio — The inaugural Flyght Academy Holiday classic tipped off at Trotwood-Madison high school on Sunday. It was an all day event which featured a middle school game, a girls varsity game, a boys varsity game, and the nightcap was Flyght Prep’s home game against Keystone Academy. Tri-Village took home the win in the […]

Dunbar uses a third quarter run to pull-away from Stivers

Dayton, Ohio — After starting off the year 0-2, Dunbar rebounded by winning their City League opener against Belmont. The Wolverines then responded with a 67-30 victory over Stivers. Darian Leslie and Javyn Martin each had 13 points but Antaune Allen’s dunk that capped off Dunbar’s run was the memorable play of the night. After […]

Week 3 Power Rankings Breakdown

Dayton, Ohio — Some new face jump into the week three rankings as Springboro, Meadowdale, and Troy Christian all jump into the top 5. Alter will stay at number one in D2 after their convincing week. Centerville and Versailles will both tipoff their seasons next week. This article will break down the Preseason Power Rankings […]

Beavercreek blows out Thurgood as Duvall and Phillips combine for 43 points

Dayton, Ohio — Thurgood Marshall hosted Beavercreek on Saturday night for an out-of-conference bout against the Beavers. Beavercreek head coach Steve Pittman was an assistant on Darnell Hoskins’ Thurgood Marshall teams for seven years. Beavercreek got off to a quick start and didn’t look back as Gabe Phillips’ 24 points and Adam Duvall’s 19 points […]

Alter knocks off Moeller in overtime to remain unbeaten

Centerville, Ohio — The already highly anticipated matchup bewteen Moeller and Alter increased after it was announced the game would be moved to Centerville High School. After a great battle in regulation, Ryan Chew made several clutch players including an and-one, a corner three, and his layup on Mahaffey that helped Alter defeat Moeller 58-51 […]

Johnson and Doucet combine for 40 as Fairmont takes down Middletown

Middletown, Ohio — Former Fenwick head coach Kelven Moss made his Middletown debut on Tuesday night’s matchup against Fairmont. A big night from Anthony Johnson and Dasan Doucet lifted Fairmont to the 55-44 victory over Middletown. Middletown head coach Kelven Moss Fairmont returns a majority of its production from last season as the star duo […]

Week 2 Power Rankings Breakdown

Dayton, Ohio — After some big showdowns on Friday and Saturday, the Week 2 rankings have a little bit of shifting to do. Botkins picked up a big SCAL victory over Jackson Center to start off the year. Trotwood came back from behind to defeat CJ and Alter sealed a huge win against Homestead off […]

Trotwood pulls off a comeback victory over CJ

Dayton, Ohio — Two very storied programs clashed on Saturday night as Chaminade Julienne hosted Trotwood-Madison for an out of conference bout. A 25 point performance for Trotwood sophomore Tim Carpenter helped lead the Rams all the way back for the eventual 79-76 victory after trailing the entire game. CJ comes into this season fresh […]

Alter knocks off Purdue commit Fletcher Loyer and Homestead at the buzzer

Mason, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Hoops Classic headlined Marshall commit Jacob Conner against Purdue commit Fletcher Loyer on Saturday afternoon. This game was a back and forth battle. Homestead pulled away multiple times, but some key plays down the stretch from Alter and a three at the buzzer from A.J. Leen was enough to […]

Dudukovich’s 32 points gives Lakota West a dominant opening win over Franklin

Mason, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Hoops Classic opened up the high school basketball season for a handful of teams. The event based in Mason, Ohio featured some intriguing matchups this weekend as the two-day event was packed with talent. Lakota West made a statement in their opener after their 78-42 blowout victory over Franklin. […]

Miamisburg takes down Tecumseh to open up the season

New Carlisle, Ohio — The 2021-22 high school basketball season tipped off at Tecumseh High School on Wednesday night as the Vikings of Miamisburg traveled to New Carlisle for an out-of-conference matchup. Miamisburg junior Daryl Cooper had a game high 18 points as he led the Vikings to the 54-32 win. Miamisburg will come into […]

Week 1 Power Rankings Breakdown

Dayton, Ohio — This week will mark another new season for high school basketball in the Dayton area. Dayton crowned two state champions last year as Botkins and Centerville both won their first state titles in school history. This article will break down the Preseason Power Rankings that were released yesterday across our social media […]

Football: Week 3 Recap

Nate Keller and Omar Holloway each had three touchdowns as Stebbins rolled to a 41-8 victory over West Carrollton on Thursday Night Lights. Holloway had 147 yards on the ground with 21 carries and 3 touchdowns. Keller went 15/21 with 186 in the air with 1 passing touchdown and an interception. Nate Keller also had […]

Fairmont wins the Battle of Kettering over Alter

Kettering, Ohio — Alter and Fairmont is always regarded as one of the top rivalries in the Dayton area when it comes to high school football. A battle between a public and private school in the middle of Kettering always makes for a great game to open up the high school football season and this […]

Rich Rolf commits to Drexel University

Dayton, Ohio — Centerville senior Rich Rolf became the third Dayton area player in the 2022 class to commit as he chose Drexel University on Saturday. Rolf also becomes the fifteenth player in the 2022 class in Ohio to commit to a division one school so far. Drexel is a division one school located in […]

Jacob Conner commits to Marshall University

Dayton, Ohio — Alter’s very own senior guard Jacob Conner announced on Monday afternoon that he has committed to Marshall University. “I chose Marshall because of how I felt on campus, it was the education I wanted, I got along with the players and staff, and because of how wanted the coaching staff made me […]

Fairmont Summer League: Top Performers

Kettering, Ohio — Fairmont hosted their annual Summer League to kickoff June at Trent Arena. The other participating schools along with the Firebirds A and B teams were Alter, Bellbrook, Butler, Carroll, C-J, Fenwick, Graham, Miamisburg, Monroe, Oakwood, Tecumseh, and Waynesville. A lot of players came into this summer league after a strong spring AAU […]

Northmont Hires Darnell Hoskins as new Head Boys Basketball Coach

Clayton, Ohio —- On Wednesday afternoon, Northmont athletic director Micah Harding officially named Darnell Hoskins Sr. the new head boys basketball coach for the Thunderbolts. Hoskins was previously the head coach at Middletown. He assembled very successful coaching staff as his former assistants, Steve Pittman and Shawn McCullough, are now both head coaches in the […]

Fry’s strong outing helps Franklin roll past Bellbrook

Bellbrook, Ohio — Two of the top teams in the SWBL would go to battle on Tuesday night as Bellbrook hosted Franklin. Both teams would be throwing their top arms as Franklin sent out Evan Fry and Bellbrook handed the ball to the southpaw Ethan Jenkins. Franklin has a high tradition of success producing countless […]

Butler run rules Miamisburg for a statement win

Vandalia, Ohio — A pair of top DI Dayton squads would clash early on Saturday as the Miamisburg Vikings traveled north to take on the Butler Aviators. Both teams have high expectations coming into the season as they both are loaded with division one commits. Butler would hand the ball to their ace Quinton Hall […]

C-J comes back from a 7-1 deficit to take down Kenton Ridge

Springfield, Ohio — After not getting a chance to three-peat in 2020, the Chaminade Julienne Eagles come into this season with some uncertainties like everyone else after missing all of last year. They only return one player from their back-to-back state title team from 2019 as Gardner-Webb commit A.J. Solomon is the leader of this […]

Huge third inning leads to Miamisburg’s blowout over Loveland on Opening Day

Miamisburg, Ohio — The 2021 OHSAA baseball season kicked off on Saturday at Toadvine Field. Miamisburg, led by a pair of Louisville commits in Dane Hall and Will Cook hosted Loveland. The Tigers would feature southpaw Xavier commit Jake Zicka. Hall would get the start for Miamisburg which would be his first appearance since his […]

Botkins makes history and wins first State Title in school history

Dayton, Ohio — The father-son duo of Sean Powell and Jayden Priddy-Powell will go down in the history book in Botkins. Powell was a star at Lima Perry before becoming an assistant coach there. After accepting the Botkins head coaching position, Powell went 11-12 in his first season before turning things around and going 18-7 […]

Tom House leads Centerville as Elks advance to State Championship

Dayton, Ohio — The Centerville Elks appeared in their first ever state final four in school history on Saturday evening as they faced an undefeated Mentor Cardinals team who came in at 25-0 on the season. Mentor, led by Senior and Youngstown State commit Luke Chicone can score in bunches as they scored more than […]

C-J falls to DeSales in the State Semifinal to end their tournament run

Dayton, Ohio — Heading into the tournament with a 9-5 record, not a lot of people expected Chaminade Julienne to make it to the final four. A lot of things fell into place during the Eagles’ run. Carroll knocked off Dunbar, while others like Trotwood-Madison and McNicholas saw early exits as well. The Eagles’ 20 […]

Botkins advances to its first ever State Title appearance

Dayton, Ohio — All of Shelby County has rallied around the run that Botkins has been on this season. After starting out 12-0, Botkins went on to become SCAL co-champs and have been a hot streak in the tournament. Behind big postseason play from senior guard Jayden Priddy-Powell, Botkins has defeated Fort Loramie, Fayettesville-Perry, Newark […]

C-J will return to State after impressive run lands them a Regional Title

Vandalia, Ohio — Chaminade Julienne has had some really impressive teams over the years. They’ve produced countless next level talents, but even some of the best C-J teams weren’t able to find postseason success. Everything fell into place for the Eagles this season though. With top seeds like Trotwood-Madison, Dunbar, Woodward, and McNicholas all losing […]

Botkins will head to State after Regional Title win over Cedarville

Vandalia, Ohio — Following their huge win over the no. 1 seed Tri-Village, Cedarville felt confident heading into their Regional Title game against Botkins. The duo of Isaiah Ramey and Trent Koning exploded for 43 points in their previous game and they looked to continue that heading into Friday night. The father son duo of […]

The Tom House Story

Foreword I was recently assigned the task of writing a short story for my journalism course. To begin, I was a bit puzzled with what the idea of the story should surround. Tom House was an individual I’d been wanting to publish an article on for almost a year now. Instagram DM’s between us discussing […]

C-J overcomes 20 point deficit to reach the Regional Final

Vandalia, Ohio — Tippecanoe and Chaminade Julienne faced off on Thursday night at Vandalia Butler High School to decide who would face Bishop Watterson in the Division II Regional Final on Saturday. C-J has become a perennial powerhouse in Dayton basketball, while Tipp is a team that has its deep tournament runs seasons every couple […]

Centerville pulls out a scrappy comeback win over Elder

Cincinnati, Ohio — After the highly anticipated matchup between St. Xavier and Moeller concluded with an overtime win from the Crusaders, Centerville was set to square off against Elder. The Panthers were a dominant team shooting the ball this year as they showed early in the season when they rained down 16 threes in their […]

Hot start from Meyer is the difference in Botkins’ Regional Semi-final win

Vandalia, Ohio — Botkins had a losing tradition when head coach Sean Powell took over. That very quickly changed as he led a young team last year to 18-7 record with a 7-5 conference record. This was the first time Botkins had a winning SCAL record since 2013. Returning Jayden Priddy-Powell, Zane Paul, and the […]

Tyler Montague leads Butler past their rival Troy to open up tournament play

Centerville, Ohio — Troy and Butler high schools are only separated by 12 miles but they were forced to make the 40 minute drive down to Centerville to open up sectional quarterfinal play. The MVL rivals would face off as Shaeden Olden and Jaden Owens would look to send home Tyler Montague and the Aviators. […]

Fairmont uses a 24-0 run to take down Xenia

Centerville, Ohio — It was an MVL team that ended the Firebirds season last year. Darren Taborn and the Sidney Yellow Jackets took down Fairmont, despite Malachi Parker’s 16 points off the bench. Following a hectic season which was turned upside down due to COVID, Fairmont only came into the tournament playing twelve games. They […]

Springfield uses turnovers to breakdown Springboro in a blowout victory

Centerville, Ohio — After a pair of close one and two point wins over Springboro in the regular season, the Springfield Wildcats knew they would be in for a battle in this first round matchup. In his first season as head coach for the Wildcats, Shawn McCullough led his team to a 8-10 record along […]

Versailles advances past Arcanum to open up tournament play

Clayton, Ohio — Versailles head coach Travis Swank is no stranger to postseason success. After graduating a pair of division one talents in Justin and Kyle Ahrens, Swank has still achieved success at this small town program. Following a 12-10 regular season in 2019, Versailles made a deep run to the regional semi-final before falling […]

Saturday Night Rundown (2/13/21)

Dayton, Ohio — There were multiple top showdowns on Saturday night. The Tipp Red Devils took their undefeated record to Cincinnati to battle Mason. Trotwood and Dunbar squared off in a battle of the city and Catholic Central and Cedarville battled for the OHC South title. Fairmont had a thrilling finish as Dasan Doucet went […]

Friday Night Rundown (2/12/21)

Dayton, Ohio — A lot of conference titles were finally decided on Friday night as Botkins, Anna, Legacy Christan, and Minster were all crowned as conference champs. Centerville swept Wayne as they defeated them for the second time in the regular season. When Wayne defeated Centerville twice in the regular season last year, the Elks […]

Week 11 Power Rankings Breakdown

Dayton, Ohio — A lot of the top teams in Dayton fell this past week as Centerville, Wayne, and Dunbar all suffered losses on Saturday. There’s also a new number one in division three as Greeneview fell to Greenon. With conference championship races heating up, this should be a big week full of exciting games […]

Top Under-the-Radar guards who have shined this season

Dayton, Ohio– The Dayton area has always been known for good guard play. Many guys have caught my eye this season who haven’t been getting the recognition they deserve. Here is my list of the best under-the-radar guards who you need to keep your eye out on! (In no particular order) Jonathan Riddle/ 2021/ 6’5″ […]

Tom House drops 27 in blowout revenge win for Centerville

Centerville, Ohio — Quite possibly the best thing that has happened to Centerville this season was a three at the buzzer from Evan Logan which handed the Elks their first conference loss of the season. Since that loss, Centerville has been in a different mode. They’ve rattled off five straight wins coming into Friday with […]

Another comeback win for CJ

Dayton, OH — Chaminade Julienne traveled south to Thurgood Marshall as they were faced with another tough opponent early in the season. Thurgood just beat Worthington Christian on Saturday and CJ was still hot coming off of a big win at Beavercreek. The Eagles were slow out of the gate as Thurgood Marshall jumped out […]

CJ and B-creek ends in a wild finish

Beavercreek, OH — Chaminade Julienne traveled south to Beavercreek to battle the Beavers in CJ’s first game of the season. Beavercreek was coming fresh off of an 80-34 win over Xenia the night before at Benner Field House. Beavercreek and CJ were both back and forth for the first couple of minutes but late in the […]

Belmont defeats Carroll to open the season

Dayton, OH — Belmont started the season on the road and they defeated Carroll 63-57 on Wednesday night. Freshman guard Antaune Allen couldn’t miss as he led the way for the Bisons with 27 points in his first high school game and senior guard Logan Moore had 17 points in the first game of his […]