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Photos: Franklin vs Bellbrook Baseball

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Photos: Miamisburg vs Butler Baseball

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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 […]

Photos: Loveland vs Miamisburg Baseball

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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 […]

Photos: Centerville vs Mentor Basketball

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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 […]

Photos: Botkins vs Cedarville Basketball

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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 […]

Photos: Anna vs Greeneview Basketball

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Photos: Meadowdale vs Anna Basketball

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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 […]

Photos: Beavercreek vs Butler Basketball

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Photos: Franklin vs Lebanon Basketball

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Photos: Fairmont vs Miamisburg Basketball

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Photos: Beavercreek vs Sidney Basketball

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Photos: Franklin vs Stebbins Basketball

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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 […]

Photos: Troy vs Butler Basketball

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Photos: Fairmont vs Xenia Basketball

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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 […]

Photos: Versailles vs Arcanum Basketball

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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 […]

Photos: Northridge vs Oakwood Basketball

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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 […]

Photos: Alter vs Carroll Basketball

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Photos: Tippecanoe vs Butler Basketball

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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 […]

Lawrent Rice’s last-second shot takes down Miamisburg

Miamisburg, Ohio — Miamisburg hosted Wayne on Friday night for a GWOC battle with huge conference title implications. Wayne fell to Miamisburg on the road last year on a Thursday night game before Wayne Flyin’ to the Hoop matchup. After falling to Centerville a week ago, Wayne has won two straight against Northmont and Ponitz. […]

Konnig and Ramey’s big night guide Cedarville over Waynesville

Waynesville, Ohio– Cedarville traveled to Waynesville Saturday night for a non-conference battle with the Spartans. Cedarville got off to a 9-0 lead and never looked back. Payton Herron and Isaiah Ramey got off to a hot start for the Indians. Waynesville’s late run in the first quarter managed to get Cedarville’s lead to four, 18-14 […]

Shrout’s 33 points lifts Preble Shawnee over Waynesville

Camden, Ohio– Waynesville came into Preble Shawnee on Friday night with a one-game lead over the Arrows in the SWBL Buckeye division standings. Preble Shawnee came into Friday night on a nine-game win streak with their last loss being at Waynesville. The first quarter was fast-paced and intense. Both teams got into a rhythm on […]

Photos: Wayne vs Miamisburg Basketball

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Late Second-half surge lifts Bethel past Northridge

Tipp City, Ohio– Northridge traveled up to Bethel High School on Tuesday night for a non-conference matchup against the Bees. Northridge came into the game with a win against Milton-Union last Friday night while Bethel had lost five straight. The game started out extremely slow with both teams struggling to find a flow on the […]

Photos: Carroll vs Alter Basketball

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Miamisburg Defense Leads to 11th Win

Bellbrook, Ohio — The Miamisburg Vikings (11-2) of the GWOC traveled to Bellbrook High School Tuesday evening to take on the Golden Eagles (5-7) of the SWBL. Miamisburg came into action Tuesday evening averaging 53.2 ppg as a team and allowing only 44.5 a game. Tuesday evening was no different, as their defense rose to […]

Miamisburg guard play propels Vikings past Lebanon

Miamisburg, Ohio- Miamisburg and Lebanon met for the second time this season on Saturday night at Miamisburg High School. The two teams met on December 12 at Lebanon with the Warriors coming out on top 62-52. Miamisburg has been off to an extremely hot start coming into their game with Lebanon at 9-2 with an […]

Springfield Takes Down Northmont

Englewood, Ohio– Springfield traveled to Englewood Friday night for a GWOC showdown against Northmont. The Wildcats’ looked to keep their foot on the gas pedal after a big road win Tuesday night against Miamisburg. The Wildcats’ did just that. Springfield imposed their will on the defensive end from tip-off. Their on-ball pressure turned the Thunderbolt’s […]

Centerville comes back from behind to stun Wayne

Centerville, Ohio — A rivalry that has restored itself time and time again was once again renewed on Friday night as the undefeated Wayne Warriors traveled to Centerville to battle the 6-2 Elks. This matchup had very exciting finishes last year. The first matchup in early December, Gabe Cupps‘ jumper at the buzzer rolled in […]

Photos: Alter vs Fenwick Basketball

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New style, same result for Centerville

Beavercreek, Ohio — The Centerville administration announced they would be put on a two week delay starting right after Montgomery County entered the Purple level 4. Centerville along with Wayne, Fairmont, and Springfield all delayed their athletics while the remaining GWOC schools (Beavercreek, Miamisburg, Northmont, and Springboro) all elected to continue athletic events. The Elks’ […]

Kohl Todd’s drops 34 points in huge win over Preble Shawnee

Waynesville, Ohio — Preble Shawnee traveled to Waynesville for an early-season test against the 1-0 Waynesville Spartans. The Arrows’ duo of Mason Shrout and Bryce Singleton have been trouble for defenses this season. Shrout is one of the top freshman in the Dayton area and Singleton is a solid big man who has played well […]

Photos: Fenwick vs Carroll Basketball

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Photos: Oakwood vs Franklin Basketball

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Franklin takes care of Oakwood behind their strong defensive performance

Franklin, Ohio — Oakwood and Franklin met on Friday for an early SWBL showdown. The Lumberjacks fell on Tuesday to Bellbrook which was very surprising as the Eagles were without Gabe Pavlak. Franklin blewout Kings the week prior and were looking to improve to 2-0 on the season. Nate Paarlberg and Noah Rich are both […]

Photos: Stebbins vs Tippecanoe Basketball

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Photos: Carroll vs Miamisburg Basketball

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Miamisburg uses third quarter run to take down Carroll

Miamisburg, Ohio — Miamisburg hosted Carroll for a GCL Co-Ed vs. GWOC affair to begin the season. The Vikings were playing without star Anthony Coppock in this opening night matchup. Carroll will look to replace the production of Jaden Dahm from last season as he graduated. The game started very fast paced but with a […]

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