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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 […]

Photos: Eaton vs Waynesville Football

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Photos: Springfield vs Wayne Football

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Photos: Ansonia vs Arcanum Football

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Photos: Piqua vs Troy Football

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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 […]

Photos: Alter vs Miamisburg Football

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Photos: Tippecanoe vs Butler Football

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Photos: Franklin vs Beavercreek Football

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Photos: Badin vs Bellbrook Football

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Photos: Miami East vs Carlisle Football

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Photos: Northridge vs Oakwood Football

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Photos: Alter vs Fairmont Football

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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 […]

Photos: Alter vs Carroll Baseball

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Photos: Elder vs Butler Baseball

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Photos: Troy vs Fairmont Baseball

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Photos: Wayne vs Miamisburg Baseball

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Photos: Franklin vs Butler Baseball

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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 […]

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Photos: Miamisburg vs Butler Baseball

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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