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Taylor Bachman (5) and the Piqua volleyball team hopes to do more celebrating this season. For more on Piqua Fall Sports, see pages 8 and 9.

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Haley Weidner (above) and Kin McCullough (below) volley for the Piqua tennis team. For more on the team and other Piqua Fall Sports, see pages 8-9.

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Brad Anderson (above) and Cody Congdon (below) return for the Piqua boys golf team. For more on the team and Piqua Fall Sports, see pages 8 and 9.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Justice Young throws a pass against Northmont in a scrimmage. The Indians opn the season Friday against Elida.

Folllowing blue print for success Piqua football reloads for 2012 campaign

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BY ROB KISER Sports Editor rkiser@dailycall.com Re-loading is just the modus operandi for successful football programs and coaches. And if Piqua football coach Bill Nees is in that position, he feels like this years Indians will benefit from the talented group that graduated last year. The fact that more than handful of those have gone on to play at the college level is only what part of what they brought to the program. “I think they left a pretty good blueprint,” Nees said of last year’s seniors. “Hopefully, these guys picked up on that. They had a pretty good blueprint to learn from. That (replacing talented players) is just something you have to do every year.” Senior Justice Young (6foot-1, 183 pounds) will be the starting quarterback after picking up valuable experience a year ago. “He played more last year than our second quarterback normally would,” Nees said. “Because of that, he is ahead of the curve.” And for a Piqua offense that will feature a number of different sets, Young’s versatility as a runner and a thrower is an asset. “He can run the option,” Nees said. “He is just as effective in the five-step (drop) as the three-step. We will do what we always do. We will tailor the offense to the things he (Justice Young) does well.” With Young in the backfield will be seniors Ryan Hughes (6-2, 188) and Austin Covault (6-1, 192). Hughes is the top returning rusher, picking up 281 yards on 48 carries last year.

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back and Devin (Magoteaux) played a lot, so we feel it is like having three starters back,” Nees said. “This is as big and strong a group as we are going to put out there. We definitely like it should be a strength.” Also in the mix is sophomore Brendan Fries (6-3, 279), who has the versatility to play either guard or tackle. “It is always great to have a guy like that,” Nees said. “He can work his way in until he is ready to go.” Defense is something the Indians have come to be known for under Nees. And, not unlike the offense, the Indians will have 14 to 15 guys play key roles. “In the game today, with so many packages, you can’t just plug 11 guys in there,” Nees said. “We will play a lot of people.” And like the offense, the strength appears to be on the defensive line. They will be lead by senior defensive ends Solomon Carnes (6-2, 243) and Haney, who Nees expects to wreak plenty of havoc on opposing offenses. Carnes led the team with 4.5 sacks a year ago and the two combined for 88 tackles. “We feel like that will be a strength,” Nees said. “I think they will be one of the top tandems we have had at defensive end.” At defensive tackle will be senior Logan Peepels (62, 239) and junior Kevin Watkins (6-3, 273). “We are excited about those guys,” Nees said. “They have progressed as much as anyone from the start of practice to the scrimmages.” What makes Nees feel

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“Ryan (Hughes) is a solid back for us,” Nees said. “He got a little more experience last year than Austin (Covault). Austin gives us that big back. There are some other guys that will be back there, depending on what formation we are in. We will use 16 to 17 guys on offense with all the different sets.” They include senior Mason Kirkland (5-9, 168), junior Austin Reedy (5-10, 173) and sophomore Trent Yeoman, who scored three TDs in Piqua’s first two scrimmages. Leading the receivers are seniors Luke Karn (6-1, 163) and Josh Holfinger (65, 180). Also seeing action there will be junior Jacob Sowry (6-1, 169) and sophomore Tate Honeycutt (5-10, 145). “Luke is bigger and stronger and is a playmaker out there (at receiver),” Nees said. “One of the biggest things is the way Josh Holfinger has come on. He gives us a guy with size to throw to.” The tight ends will include seniors Mike Haney (6-4, 276) and Cody Combs (6-1, 181) and junior Daniel Monnin (6-2, 202). “We have a number of sets with multiple tight ends,” Nees said. “So, we feel like that is a place we need two or three guys.” Nees said Piqua’s strength on offense may well be the line. Anchoring things at center will be senior Austin Garber (5-11, 203). The guards will be senior Nate Wise (6-2, 254) and junior Devin Magoteaux (6-2, 257), while the tackles will be senior Zach Martin (6-3, 246) and junior Matt Stollmer (6-4, 276). “We have two starters

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

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The Piqua defense hopes to make more punishing hits like this one on a Northmont quarterback in a pre-season scrimmaage.

2012 PIQUA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Date Aug. 24 Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 * denotes

H/A Opponent H Elida A Kings A Lima Senior H Beavercreek A Springboro H Trotwood-Madison* A Sidney* H Greenville* A Vandalia-Butler* H Troy* GWOC North game

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Piqua defensive lineman Mike Haney records a sack in the scrimmage with Northmont.

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Piqua’s Cody Combs chases down a Northmont ball carrier in a pre-season scrimmage.

spot. They include Holfinger, sophomore Dylan Runge (6-0, 172) and two soccer players in junior Griffen Jennings (5-8, 206) and freshman Caleb Vallieu (60, 173). Holfinger, who averaged 37,6 yards per punt last year, will handle the punting duties. And as Piqua looks to improve on last year’s 5-5 record, Indian fans will see some unfamiliar foes on the schedule. Piqua opens at home with Elida, before traveling to Kings. There is also a GWOC crossover game with Beavercreek for the first time. It will be the usual suspects in the GWOC North, with Trotwood-Madison appearing to be the favorite. Greenville will join the Indians, Rams, Troy, Vandalia-Butler and Sidney in the North. “Elida (D-III state semifinals last year) is one of the early favorites in the WBL (Western Buckeye League),” Nees said. “Kings was just voted the best D-II in Cincinnati.” But, the Indians should be well prepared for anything they see after scrimmages with Northmont and D-I state title favorite Wayne. “We better be,” Nees said. “That is we scheduled the scrimmages we did.” And with the blueprint for success left by last year’s seniors, the Indians have re-loaded and are ready for success.

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good about the defense is having Hughes and Covault at the outside linebacker positions and Combs at free safety. “They are right in the middle, the diamond, of what we do on defense,” Nees said. “They are a big part of everything we do with blitz adjustments and all the different things we do. They are all great athletes and three of our best hitters.” At inside linebacker will be juniors Hayden Hall (60, 196) and Dom Stone (6-2, 211). “They are new,” Nees said. “But, they did a great job at the JV level and have moved up. We feel like they are going to be good.” The nickel safety will be Karn, with Sowry seeing time at that position as well. “Luke (Karn) has just stepped up and taken that nickel position,” Nees said. “He has done a great job.” Holding down one cornerback spot will be senior Ben Crawford (6-1, 166). “That is another one of the biggest things,” Nees said. “Ben (Crawford) made the move from safety to cornerback and has just taken over that position.” Battling for time at the other cornerback position will be senior Trey Pruitt (5-11, 163) and junior Jacob Teague (5-9, 138). “With all the four receiver sets now, that can put a lot of pressure on the cornerbacks,” Nees said. There is a four-player battle for the place-kicking

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LEHMAN CATHOLIC

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Lehman quarterback Dan Davis will look to avoid more tackles again this season. Lehman will host Anna in the season opener Friday.

Lehman football one-year older Looks for return to success

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Drew Westerheide runs with the ball during a game last seaon.

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Michael Jacob will pressure opposing quarterbacks again this season.

BY ROB KISER Sports Editor rkiser@dailycall.com SIDNEY — Last year was an atypical one for Lehman Catholic football coach Richard Roll. For the first time since arriving at Lehman in 2005, Roll and his team found themselves watching, instead of participating in the D-VI playoffs. That was not completely unexpected considering the youth of the team — but, Roll does not expect another 3-7 season this time around. “My expectations are high,” Roll said. “I am not sure we worked as hard (in the off-season) last year as the previous years. Last year, it just wasn’t in the cards for us.” The Cavaliers haven’t forgotten the struggles of a year ago as they head into a new campaign. “I think it was a motivator for us in the off-season,” he said. “The kids have worked hard. We lost some good kids off last year’s team that were part of a lot of success. But, this is a new year.” The Cavaliers have already suffered a blow in the preseason, with returning starter Greg Spearman lost of the season. “What it did was take away our depth,” Roll said. “We felt like we had depth — but he was a two-way starter — so it killed our depth.” The quarterback spot will look much like it did a year ago, with senior Dan Davis (5-8, 155) and sophomore Nick Rourke (5-11, 150) sharing snaps. “They will split time until one of them just moves ahead (of the other),” Roll said. “In a way you would (like to see one quarterback), but we have made it work before.” It will be a more wideopen offense than in past years. “You will see a lot more spread formations,” Roll said. “We are trying to utilize our talent — and what it comes down to is we don’t have that big back. We will

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run some option and I think we will throw the ball more.” Seeing action at fullback will be junior John Husa (5-11, 185) and senior Dan Davis (5-8, 155); while Husa will also see time at halfback with sophomore Lane Monnin (5-8, 150). The receivers will be juniors Kristopher Lee (61, 175) and Andrew Westerheide (5-11, 160) and sophomore Clay Selsor (6-3, 170). When they use a tight end, it will be Lee. The offensive line is one of the strong points. Seeing action at center will be Bradley Montgomery (5-11, 215) and sophomore Joseph Skelton (5-6, 195). Senior Nick Cummons (5-11, 180) will be at one guard spot, while Bradley Montgomery or junior Quinn Monnin (5-11, 200) will be at the other guard spot. Seeing action at tackle will be seniors Michael Jacob (6-5, 200) and Quinton Malone (6-2, 210) and sophomore Ben Montgomery (5-8, 217). “We have four starters back on the line,” Roll said. “So, we feel like that is a strong point.” The defensive line will have Malone, Brad Montgomery and junior James Rego (6-2, 217) at the tackle spots, with Gilardi, Jacob and Quinn Monnin seeing action at defensive end. “It is (just like the offen-

sive line),” Roll said. “We feel like we are pretty strong up front.” The outside linebackers will be Husa and senior Andrew Adams (5-8, 145), while the inside linebackers will be Cummons and sophomore Skylar Brown (5-10, 160). The secondary will include Lane Monnin, Davis, Westerheide and Rourke. “We have guys out there who played last year,” Roll said. “They have a year’s experience.” Gilardi will handle the punting duties, while senior Zachary Taylor (5-11, 168) will be the kicker. This be Lehman’s first year competing in the North Central Athletic Conference, which means some new competition. “I think the kids will come to realize (get excited about it) as we get into the season,” Roll said. “What I see is Fort Loramie, Fairbanks, WaynesfieldGoshen and Lehman, in no particular order, at the top of the conference. I think Fort Loramie is going to have another strong team.” Roll knows Lehman is an improved team. “We are a year older,” he said. “But, I don’t know how many more games we are going to win because we are playing a tougher schedule.” But, he would like nothing better than getting back into the routine of preparing for a game in week 11.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

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John Copella is back for the Lehman boys golf team. Copella chips onto the first green during the Homan Memorial that started the season.

Lehman spikers look to continue success Tennis, golf teams will re-load SIDNEY — The Lehman Catholic volleyball team looks to continue its amazing success this season. The Lady Cavaliers, under veteran coach Greg Snipes, have one three state titles and were one set from advancing to the state tournament last year, finishing with a 24-4 overall record and the Division IV runnerups. Returning lettterwinners from that team include four-year starters Andrea Thobe and Ellie Waldsmith. Thobe, already one of the top setters around, made the move to outside hitter as well last season and will continue in that role. Waldsmith, a 5-11 middle blocker and defensive dynamo Erica Paulus give the Lady Cavaliers three starters back from their state championship team of two years ago. Paulus will be moving to the front row to play outside hitter, while both Thobe and returning starting Ellie Cain, a junior, will be setters and outside hitters. Sophomore Olivia Slagle, another returning lettermen, will join Waldsmith as a middle blocker. Sophomores Margo Baker, Ellie Sargent and Ava Schmitz will move up to the varsity. Schmitz will take over as defensive specialist, while Sargent and Baker will see action as opposite hitters and in the back row. “We are looking at having another strong team this year and hope to be playing at our highest level once the tournament starts,” Snipes said. “Our regular season schedule should have us playing at the highest level possible and we look forward to the competition.” CROSS COUNTRY Evan Baker and Christin Atkins will coach the Cavaliers boys and girls. The seniors include Stephanie Ulbrich and Louie Gaier; the juniors are Katie Heckman, Joe Fuller, Nick Elsner and Gabe Berning; and the sophomores are Derek Gaier, Erik Jackson and Teddy Jackson. They will be joined by freshman Janelle Gravunder. The coaches expect to have a good season and expect big things from Fuller, a state qualifier in track; and Elsner, a district qualifier in cross country last season.

over as Lehman golf coach. The Cavaliers advanced to the Division III state tournament a year ago. Reutrning letterwinners include senior John Copella, juniors Bryce Eck, Mitchell Shroyer and Michael Reinhart; and sophomores Sam Dean and Jake Watkins. Joining the team are sophomore Thomas Covault and freshman Adam Vonderhorst, Tyler Scott, Zach Scott, Zach Haas and Avery Pickrel. “I am very excoted for this season,” Harrmann said. “We had one lone senior, John Copella, who will look to make a state run. “In addition to her, the team has a host of young talent ready to make a name for themselves.” BOYS SOCCER The Cavalier boys soccer team has a new coach this season in Tom Thornton, and he takes over a team that has a lot of lettermen back from a 48-4 season. Returning are senior Mitchell defender Bosse,senior mid Zac Taylor, senior defender Louie Gaier, junior defender Seth Bensman, junior defenders Robby Heckman and Peter Comer, junior forwards Joseph Simpson and Noah Dunn, sophomore mid Travis Thorton and sophomore goalie Nick Earhart. The top newcomers include sophomore defender Kyla Caulfield, sophomore forwards Dylan Sherman and Rocco Catanzarite, and freshman goalie IanSmith and freshman forward Jared Brandt. “We are looking for a strong presence in the league this year because of our returning lettermen,” Thornton said, interference to Lehman joining the Northwest Central Conference.

GIRLS SOCCER It’s definitely a changing of the guard in girls soccer at Lehman this fall — for the first time since the program began, Bill Ramey and Mark Vondenheuvel will not be on the sidelines for the Lady Cavalier booters. The new coach is Tony Schroeder, a familiar name since he was highly successful as the school’s boys coach a few seasons back. “Lehman soccer owes a great deal to coach Ramey and coach Vondenheuvel for their many years of dedicated service,” said Schroeder. “”Beginning with the establishment of the program and continuBOYS GOLF ing to the competitiveness Joe Harrmann takes that defines it today.”

Schroeder inherits a team that returns 10 letter-winners and seven starters from an 11-4-3 season of a year ago, so optimism is running high. There are just two senletter-winners in ior defender Stephany McEldowney and forward Sarah Titterington. The juniors are defenders Karly Baird, Jordi Emrick and Madeline Franklin, goalie Grace Frantz, forward Taylor Lachey and midfielders Marla Schroeder and Jenna Kronenberger. There is one sophomore who lettered last year as a freshman in midfielder Elizabeth Edwards. MIKE ULLERY/CALL FILE PHOTO Schroeder expects sophomore McKenna Guillozet Ellie Waldsmith gets a set from Ellie Cain during last year’s district finals. and freshman Sara Fuller to both be in the starting lineup, while off the bench will come junior mids Kronenberger and Lauren Goettemoeller, junior forward Olivia Sehlhorst, junior goalie Allie Hall, freshman defender Kassie Lee and freshman mid Emily Reinhart. “With experienced seniors and juniors, we look forward to having great leadership on and off the field,” said Schroeder. “We have 15 strong players vying for the 11 starting positions, and the competition for those positions provides a challenge these girls need to take their skills to the next level. We look well-balanced and strong in all areas, and speed should be a definite asset.” MIKE ULLERY/CALL FILE PHOTO Schroeder said the Andrea Thobe will be back hitting and setting the ball for Lehman schedule is challenging, with the addition of Springfield Catholic and Piqua. GIRS TENNIS The Lady Cavs have a new coach this season in Will Harrelson, and he takes over a program that lost a lot of outstanding players to graduation. He’s left with just one returning player, junior Julia Harrelson, so he’ll be counting on newcomers to fill in, players like juniors Sarah Gravunder and Meghan Burner, and freshman Diana Gibson. “We have a young and inexperienced varsity squad after graduating all but one varsity player from last year,” said Harrelson. “It’s exciting as a first-year coach to be able to start with a young team and watch them develop. “We look forward to our large junior class stepping up and possibly a freshman making a run at a varsity singles spot. “We hope to represent Lehman well and look forMIKE ULLERY/CALL FILE PHOTO ward to a competitive regular season.” Lehman’s Erica Paulu digs the ball against St. Henry last year.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Shane Gill makes a tackle against Bethel last season. Gill is one of 10 seniors on the Bradford roster this season.

Roaders have motivation, commitment Will be led by 10 seniors BY COLIN FOSTER Ohio Community Media BRADFORD — One thing Bradford football coach Curtis Enis always tells his team is to approach the game of football with “motivation, effort and commitment.” This particular group of seniors has done is exactly that. “They have passion and love for the game,” Enis said. “They enjoy the game of football. That makes it easier as a coach when you have a group that loves coming out and getting after it. It has been a blessing to be able to coach these guys.” There are 10 seniors returning for a Bradford team that has gone 10-10 over the last two seasons under Enis’ watch. Enis is in his third year as head coach of the Railroaders, fourth at the school. The road through the Cross County Conference won’t be easy for the Railroaders — espe-

cially with the loss of several skill position players on offense. Bradford’s top running back graduated in Jonathan Barbee — who piled up 1,034 yards on the ground and scored nine touchdowns last season. The Railroaders, however, have senior James Canan returning to the lineup. Canan led the team in rushing touchdowns (13) and was also quarterback Brandon Wysong’s top target in the air, as the pair hooked up for 403 yards and nine touchdowns. Wysong — a starter at quarterback since a freshman — is also back this season. “We lost five or six seniors from last year,” Enis said. “Jonathan did a lot of good things for us. But we have four or five backs now who have been eagerly waiting for their opportunities. That’s pretty exciting. “But it’s also just as important to have a good offensive line. I really like how hard the guys on the line have been competing. You can’t do anything on offense without having a

2012 BRADFORD FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Date Aug. 24 Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 * denotes

H/A Opponent H Ansonia H Bethel* A National Trail* H Covington* A Ansonia* H Tri-County North* A Arcanum* A Miami East* H Mississinawa* A Twin Valley South* CCC game

good O-line.” Senior Corey Rench has the next most experience among the leading candidates to fill the No. 2 back spot. As a junior, Rench ranked third on the team in rushing attempts (59), going for 431 yards on the ground, while scoring three times. Also back is Jacob Cline, who had two touchdowns in 2011. The two backs combined to average just over 10 carries a game. On the Bradford roster, there are seven players listed as

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running backs. But the competition at Bradford’s camp has been fierce and action-packed, and several positions are still up for grabs — which is something Enis likes to see. Even the junior quarterback Wysong is being pushed. As quarterback No. 1 during his sophomore year, Wysong completed 38 out of 87 passes for 792 yards. He threw 12 touchdown passes compared to six interceptions.

“It’s really too early to determine (who will be at QB),” Enis said. “We have a sophomore, Cody Robinson, who has impressed. But at the same time, Brandon has really made improvements. “Brandon is a good kid. He’s a good student-athlete. He’s the typical quarterback you want running your system.” On the defensive side of the ball, Enis made it clear the Roaders will be in attack-mode constantly. In terms of personnel, nine out of 10 seniors are slotted as defensive players — including Dallas Cassel (defensive line), Rench (defensive back), Shane Gill (linebacker), Luke Hafer (linebacker), Canan (defensive end), Josh Hoelscher (defensive end), Steven Gayhart (defensive line) and Brandon Wirrig (defensive back), who also had two TD catches at tight end last season. The only senior not going both ways is offensive lineman Tony Gunter. “I think we’ve got a lot of good guys out there (on defense),” Enis said. “We’re

going to have an attacking style of defense. We want to make sure we are always aggressive. “As the old saying goes, our defense may bend, but we don’t want it to break.” As practice has worn on and the preseason games have been played, the Bradford coach has been impressed with what his team has displayed. Not just one person in particular — but the whole team, which is surely a good sign heading into the season. “They have all impressed,” Enis said. “The kids have really come to compete. They have really come together as a team. Our preseason hasn’t been too bad. We got a lot of new competition out there, which is bright to see. “We have had to move some kids around from different positions. But right now, we are just focusing on finding out what works. We are focusing on being 100-percent committed to giving our best effort.” The Railroaders host the Ansonia Tigers at 7:30 p.m. Friday

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Miami East golfer Macaleh Thompson lines up a putt at the Lady Bucc/Eagle Invitational. For more on the Vikings, see page 12C.

Jamie Hocker returns as Bradford volleyball coach. Graduating off last year’s team were Alisha Paty, Brooke Floyd, Krista Floyd, Megan Pullins, Courtner Miller, Katie Miller and Sarah Leone. Returning letterwinners included seniors Blake Brewer and Megan Hunt; and juniors Haley Patty, Bree Bates and Michayla Barga. “This year I am focusing on getting the girls to work and talk as a team,” Hocker said. “Focus on the little fundamentals and hopefully everything will fall into place. Our goals are to work hard, play hard and have fun while doing it.”

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Tasha Potts returns to the front row for the Lady Indians.

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Piqua’s Jasmine Davis goes up for a block in last year’s district finals.

Lady Indian spikers are thinking big Golf, boys CC have new coaches Chris Davis returns as volleyball coach. The Lady Indians were 19-7, won the GWOC North title and advanced to the Division I district finals for the third straight year. Graduating off that team was the GWOC North Player of the Year and school record holder for kills Brooke Reinke and Hayley Monroe. Returning letterwinners include seniors Jasmine Davis, Taylor Bachman and Shelby Vogler, juniors Macy Yount and Abby Berger and sophomores Mae Carnes and Tasha Potts. Davis is the school record holder for assists, Bachman is the school record holder for digs and Vogler joins them as a fouryear starter. “Our goals are to get better every match and be ready for the state tournament,” Davis said. BOYS CC Aaron Hemmert takes over as Piqua boys cross country coach. Graduating off last year’s team were Sean Calhoun, Daret Spradley and Isaac Hale. Sophomore Mitch BimMerle is the only returning lettermen. “With only one returning runner from last year, I am in a team rebuilding year,” Hemmert said. “At this point, we have eight total runners that have commited to running for Piqua this year. My goals an expecatations are to see considerable improvements from the beginning of the season to the end. “That will include race times of course and also improvements in team spirit and overall attitude. I would like everyone to

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Week 1 – PIQUA INDIANS vs. Elida Aug. 24

Favorite Hill Elementary – A School-Business Partnership between employees of Unity National Bank and the staff and students of Favorite Hill Elementary.

Week 4 – PIQUA INDIANS vs. Beavercreek Sept. 14

Link Crew –An organization designed to guide freshman through their first year of high school. Junior and senior students act as mentors and assist in social and academic activities throughout the school year. The Link Crew mission is to provide a positive experience that will continue throughout the studentsʼ high school career.

Week 6 – PIQUA INDIANS vs. Trotwood-Madison Sept. 28

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Lady Chargers ready to compete Edison spikers have good mix of experience, talent BY ROB KISER Sports Editor rkiser@dailycall.com Third-year Edison Community College volleyball coach Faye Barhorst knows this year’s team has a lot of potential — which can be a dangerous thing. “But, that is all it is,” Barhorst said. “We have to go out and prove it on the court. We have a good core coming back (from last year). Wa have the Shelby County League Player of the Year and the GWOC North Player of the Year. But, that is all in the past. We still have to go out and prove it (on the court).” The returners are led by 5-11 middle blocker Brooke Turner (Fort Loramie). Also returning are 5-8 outside hitter Marissa Bettinger (Anna), 6-foot right-side hitter Marissa Wirrig (Bradford), and a pair of 5-5 defensive specialists in Morgan Griesdorn (Russia) and Tory Shimp (Versailles). “Brooke Turner was our MVP last year,” Barhorst said. “Brooke and Morgan Griesdorn provide a lot of leadership. I am glad for the girls that didn’t do as well last year as they hoped, that they are back

Edison Volleyball Schedule Sept. 2, at Owens Invitational Sept. 3, at Owens Invitational Sept. 5, at OSU-Lima Sept. 7, OWENS CC Sept. 12, COLUMBUS STATE CC Sept. 13, UNOH Sept. 15, at Owens CC Sept. 19, at Sinclair CC Sept. 21, LORAIN CC Sept. 28, LAKELAND CC Sept. 29, CUYAHOGA CC Oct. 1, at UNOH Oct. 10, at Miami-Middletown Oct. 12, at Lakeland CC Oct. 13, at Cuyahoga CC Oct. 13, at Lorain CC Oct. 17, SINCLAIR CC Oct. 20, at Columbus State CC

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The Edison Community College volleyball team includes front row (left to right): Annie Frieders, Tory Shimp, Marissa Bettinger, Morgan Griesdorn. Back row: Appril Cain, Brooke Richard, Brooke Reinke, Danielle Schulze, Marissa Wirrig, Brooke Turner. and get a second shot at it.” The newcomers include GWOC North Player of the Year Brooke Reinke, a 5-9 outside hitter who led Piqua to three straight D-I district final appearances. Joining her is 5-9 outside hitter Brooke Richard

(Jackson Center), 5-9 righthitter Danielle side Schulze (Anna) and 5-11 middle April Cain (New Knoxville). Getting them the ball will be last year SCL’s Player of the Year, 5-7 setter Annie Frieders

(Jackson Center). “Practices can be quite interesting with three Brooke’s,” Barhorst said with a smile. “It is obvious in practice that Brooke Turner and Brooke Reinke have been competitive athletes for a long time and

the other girls look to them for leadership. “Brooke Richard is my girl that will run through a wall. “She is a basketball player who also playing volleyball. She is my hustler out there.” Which epitomizes the Lady Chargers team, which will again be smaller than many of their opponents — but won’t lack in heart. “This is clearly my most competitive team,” Barhorst said. “We are going to win with defense. That is something we talk

about all the time in practice.” Barhorst sees the Ohio College Community Athletic Conference as strong as ever. “I really like this conference because it is so competitive,” she said. “And our regional is certainly very competitive. Owens and Columbus State are always going to be very good.” And Barhorst is hopeful Edison can be right there. “I believe in this team,” she said. They just have to go out and show it is more than potential.

Piqua Continued from page 8C The Lady Indians finished third in the GWOC North last year. Graduating off that team was two-time regional qualifier Kaele Snapp. Returning letterwinners are juniors Courtney Bensman, Sarah Palmer and Emily Wenrick; and sophomores Amy Hall, Kylie Hays and Lyric Wyan. “With all the returning letterwinners coming back, we will have the best chance in many years to win a league title,” Frazier said. BOYS GOLF Jared Askins takes over as Piqua boys golf coach. The Indins were 7-5 overall last year and 2-2 in the GWOC North. Graduating off that team were Brandon Bercot and Darrin Grove. Returning letterwinners include seniors Brad Anderson, Cody Congdon and Colin Lavey and sophomore Kenton Kiser. “With four returning letterwinners, Piqua is looking to compete for the GWOC North title,” Askins said. GIRLS GOLF Josh Burns is the Piqua girls golf coach. The Lady Indians have a full team for the first time in a number of years. Alaina Mikolajewski played for the boys JV team last year. Joining her are firstyear golfers Cassidy Kraft, Morgan O’Neal and Sarah Ganger. “We are excited about having a group that is willing to put in the time and effort to learn the game and help build our girls golf program.” BOYS SOCCER Nick Guidera returns for his second season as Piqua boys soccer coach. The Indians were 6-10-1 overall last year and 1-3-1 in the GWOC North. Graduating off that team were Conner Benson, Cameron Langston, Even Grissom, Brandon Newbright, Jarrod Stengel, Adrian Hemm, Tyler Broaddrick and Justis Davis. Returning letterwinners include senior Jon Bostick, Cody Lumpkin, Xavier Brown, Eion Hogston and Chance Kloecker; junior Griffen Jennings and sophomores Grady Stewart and Clayton Brown. “We are hoping for a 10 win season and to compete for the GWOC North title,” Guidera said.

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Xavier Browns (2) battles Troy players for the ball. Brown returns for the Indians. GIRLS SOCCER Karen Horvath returns as the girls soccer coach. The Lady Indians are coming off a 10-7-1 season in which they finished 3-2 in the GWOC North. Piqua lost some key players including leading scorer Cheryl Bell, goalie Kelsey Deal, Holly Black, Maddie Hilleary and Lauren McGraw. Returning letterwinners include seniors Haley Dotson, Brittany Dyas, Tori Hostetter, Hannah Mowery and Hannah Strevell; juniors Danajha Clemons, Teija Davis, Kaili Ingle, Layne Patrizio and Michelle Smith; and sophomores Morgen Grunkemeyer, Kayla Schrubb and Hannah Went. Joining the team are sophomores Alexis Branam, Kaylee Bradney, Reganne Tate and freshman Amy Burt. “We have a lot of very skilled returning letterwinners this season,” Horvath said. “I have confidence that their experience at the varsity level will help us to be even more successful this season than ever before. “The new additions to the varsity team will make us even more dynamic. We expect to have more wins this year than we ever have. We are working hard every day to improve on last year’s efforts and be even more successful.” Horvath expects the GWOC play to be tough. “We play in an extreme-

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Hannah Went is back for the Piqua girls soccer team this season. ly competitive league with very talented teams and coaches,” she said. “This season, we hope to have more wins that last year in the league.” GIRLS TENNIS Cheryl Burkhardt returns as coach. Returning players include senior Andrea Ferree, juniors Kim McCullough, Abby Helman and Haley Weidenr and sophomores Corinne Crawford and Samantha

DeBusk. The new players include sophomores Meghan Mullen, Elle Ryan and Molly Smitley and freshman Jordan Kiefer. “Andrea Ferree, our only senior and captain, moves from doubles to third singles this year,” Burkhardt said. “While she likes doubles she is eager to be responsible for the court and take charge of the game. I think she will give good effort since it rests

solely on her shoulders to get it done. “Kim McCullough is our only third-year player. She will move into more singles this season. She has played for two years at the doubles position. She knows that it will be a tough year playing at first Singles and changing her game from doubles play but Kim works very hard at her game. “She is a coachable player and pushes to do her

best. She was pleased with her doubles season last year starting out with a win playing with Haley Weidner against Celina and beating Fairborn during league play. During the season this first doubles team had several tiebreak matches which is good experience for competitive play. “Haley Weidner will be playing doubles and singles throughout the season. She returns for her second year and plays strong in either doubles or singles. Her experiences last year have already benefited her and she continues to improve her level of play. “Abby Helman returns this year and will continue at the 2nd Doubles position. She will have the experience from last year’s play and that will benefit her partners which are all new players to the team this year. “Corinne Crawford is another returning player that had played second and third singles last year for the Lady Indians. She will see some doubles action and continue to play singles, too. She played well during the GWOC tournament and during sectionals as a singles player. Her game is getting stronger and she displays a good work ethic on the court. “Samantha DeBusk moves up from JV to varsity for us this year. She played singles and doubles in exhibition matches all season long. She did have some Varsity experience due to injuries or illnesses at singles and doubles positions last year. This year she will have an opportunity to play singles and doubles. She is a player that her partner can count on in doubles and gaining more singles experience will be good for her game.” Burkhardt is excited about the new season. With our new players this year it will allow the Lady Indians by having a full varsity team and JV to play at their competitive levels and develop their games,” Burkhardt said. “It is still a building time for Piqua. The girls are working hard and improving everyday in practice. Matchplay is another level to challenge their games. Beating Fairborn in GWOC play last season and being in several sets taking some courts during matchplay made the returning players for this year hungry to win the courts and matches we should win in 2012.”

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Alex Baskerville returns to the Covington backfield this year.

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Trent Tobias dives for yardage in the playoffs last season.

BY BEN ROBINSON GoBuccs.com The kids on the Covington football team have probably never heard of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only team in NFL history to record a perfect season — nor do they likely know of the Dolphins' famed "No Name Defense". Still, in a perfect world, the Buccaneers would love nothing better than to be like the 1972 Dolphins — of course with its record — but also take a little bit of ownership of the name. In Covington, why not be known as the "No Name Buccaneers"? "That was probably the greatest football team in history, yet not too many people know the names of the players," said Covington's head football coach, who is in his sixth season at the helm. "They were known as the 'No Names'. “That's a great example for us to emulate." Now, nobody is saying 2012 Covington the Buccaneers are going to be the 1972 Miami Dolphins, but the similarities to the "TEAM PHILOSOPHY" are there. Like Miami, Covington understands that ultimate goals are not attainable without a "TEAM FIRST" approach. In an attempt to reach the ultimate goal, the Buccaneers have taken the "TEAM" concept to another level. This will not only have an impact inside the locker room, but outside as well. "Our locker room is pretty darn close and for the most part it has been since I've been here," said the Buccs' coach. "The difference this year is the kids have taken that unity to an entirely different level. They (the kids) are all about 'TEAM' now more than ever." Because of that "TEAM UNITY", Covington fans who are accustom to following individual players and individual statistics in the local papers and at buccsfootball.com will be greatly disappointed this year because those stats will be nowhere to be found - at least not until the end of the season. The only stats that will be made available outside of the locker room will be team stats — a practice that grants the wishes of the team. "I'm sure I'll have a lot of media people mad at me, but that's the way they (the kids) want it and I'm all for it," Covington's coach said. "I'll accept the heat from the media because frankly, the kids don't care who has the most rushing yards or who catches the most passes. All they care about is

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what the team does and that's the way we are approaching things. It's all about the team." Surely, there will be people who will disagree with this approach because they feel that worthy players may not be recognized by the local media. In reality, individual recognition from the media is not what the Buccaneers are looking for. It's recognition as a team that matters most. "We recognize the kids individually in house," coach explained. "That recognition, the recognition from your teammates, your peers, that's the recognition that matters. “We have things like The Champion's Club, The SAC Unit, Pancake Player of the Week, things like that where individuals are rewarded for their individual contributions to the team." The ultimate reward for Covington as a team is maximizing its potential and the Buccs are loaded with potential in 2012 with a roster of 46 kids. "We have the potential to be a very, very good football team," said coach. "But a lot of things go into maximizing that potential. We'll have to stay healthy and maintain the right attitudes." Attitude is arguably the biggest factor. "That's true and right now our attitude is where we need it to be," he agreed. "We still have to develop some more leadership, but I like where we are right now." Right now, Covington is a team that has worked harder than ever in the offseason, improving in its weight room and conditioning sessions. The Buccs put up record numbers in the weight room, all the while becoming a leaner and faster football team. "We've implemented some new things that we feel will make us more explosive as athletes," stressed Covington's coach. "It's little things that hopefully will make a big difference on the field. We can

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already see the difference because this may be the fastest football team we've had from top to bottom since I've been here." Covington returns 15 letter winners, including all but one of its starting skill players. With that many players remaining from a year ago and 17 freshman on the team, the improvement in speed is impressive. And this speed will hopefully translate into a potent offensive attack. "We like the potential we have offensively," he said. "We have a lot of kids who can make plays for us and that makes you that much tougher to defend. The key for us is how well we mesh together as a unit." The offensive line took the biggest hit from graduation, but growth and development has led to several capable candidates in the trenches. "We're not set yet up front, but we're getting there," the Buccaneer head man explained. "We'll probably have a rotation because of kids playing both ways." Defensively, Covington has shown the potential to be very stingy. So far in the scrimmages the Buccs have proven to be ball hawks, forcing several turnovers and converting them into scores. "Defense is all about attitude, flying to the football," he said. "We simplified things on the defensive side of the ball, which allows the kids to just play and not have to think so much. “We've seen a difference so far." Perhaps the biggest difference in the Covington football team is its approach - not so much by design, but by the tightness and unity of the kids. Nobody cares whose name gets mentioned outside of the locker room as long as the team is rewarded. Which is why there are no names in this season preview. Covington may just very well be the "No Name Buccaneers".

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Jessie Shilt is back for the girls cross country team.

Covington volleyball has new coach Cross country teams, girls golf return talented group size we had in the past, so serving and defense will be a key for us. We'll have to be scrappy to beat teams." Covington will be challenged in the Cross County Conference by Miami East, the defending DIII State Champions and heavy favorites to win the league once again. Tri-County North and Twin Valley South also traditionally field strong teams, making the league schedule as tough as it has been in recent memory. The Lady Buccs will also see very stiff out-ofconference competition against the likes of Versailles, Russia and Fairlawn, as well as weekend tournaments at Anna and Minster "Our goal is be competitive in our league," Miller said. "Obviously, Miami East is the team to beat, but we feel that if we keep working hard and keep the right attitude, we'll be competitive." Covington begins its season on Monday at Miller's alma mater, Fairlawn. BOYS CC Josh Long returns as coach. Returning from last year’s team that won the CCC, was second at district and 10th at regionals are Dale Brant, Isaac Canan, Matt Carder, Nate Dunn, Dustin Fickert, Jared Hagan, Bryant Hicks, Jacob Kaiser, Ben Miller, Alex Schilling, Jake Sowers, Nick Tobias, Riley VanHise and Lane White. Joining the team is Alex Bitner, Daniel Jennings, Bryton Lear, John Longenecker, Steven Shane, Jese Shell and Sam Sherman. “This team has the potential to be one of the best that I have coached,” Long said. “We have a good mix of veteran and beginners that total 21 boys. “Our goals are to be competitive in each of our meets and be running our best at the end of the season.” Long expects big things from Fickert, White, Carder and Schilling. “All four of these boys ran in the 17s last year and three of these boys are coming off incredible track seasons. “We will have several

boys that will be competing for our last three varsity spots, which will make us better as the season progresses. “Our season will be a work in progress, but if we continue to work hard, we have the potential to suprise some people this Fall.” Long expects a battle in the CCC. “Our league is going to be very competitive this year,” Long said. “We should be in the mix again, as well as Tri-Village, Miami East and TriCounty North. The top four teams all bring back their top seven runners.” GIRLS CC Libby Long returns as coach. Graduating off last year’s team that won the CCC, was fourth at district and 10th at regionals was Julianna Simon. Returning letterwinners include seniors Kayleigh Cecil, Jessie Shilt, Heidi Snipes, Tara Snipes and Casey Yingst; junior Hannah Retz and sophomores Cassidy Cain, Heidi Cron and Sarah Ray. New runners include senior Bethany Richards and freshman Meghan Parker, Carly Shell and Julianna Yingst. “We will be led by a strong senior class that has been part of three straight league championships,” Long said. “The senior class has already had three successful years and the expectations are as high as they have ever been.” Covington will be led by Tara Snipes. “Tara will be looking to build on an outstanding track season, which included setting two new school records and a podium finish at the state in the 800,” Long said. She expects the league to be competitive. “We should be in the

mix for another league title,” Long said. “Other teams that will be competing at the top of the league wil include Miami East, Ansonia and National Trail.” BOYS GOLF The Covington boys golf program has had its share of success over the past few years and the Buccs expect the same in 2012 with four returning letterman and a host of others who are capable of putting up low scores. "I think we can definitely challenge in the league," said Covington coach Bill Wise "The teams in the league are pretty balanced, so I don't see a clear favorite." Which Wise feels opens things up for Covington. "It is open for us, but we will have to go out and prove it day in and day out," he said. "Nobody will be giving us anything." Returning from last season are D.J. Seger, Ryan Craft, Joe Slusher and Sam Slusher, who was league medalist last season. "Sam will probably be our top golfer this year," Wise said. "Him and his brother (Joe) were out there about every day this summer working on their games. They've both improved dramatically." Wise also sees potential in his supporting cast. "D.J. Seger is capable of being right there with the top golfers in any match," he said. "He's not quite consistent yet, but he's improving. Ryan (Craft) and Ben (Sherman) have improved a lot too. We have some kids who are capable of putting up some good scores." Covington also has a freshman who will contribute a great deal throughout the season. "Levi (Winn) is young, but for a freshman he's pretty good," Wise • RESTORATIONS • EXTRACTIONS • CROWNS & BRIDGES • ROOT CANALS • PREVENTIVE CARE • DENTURES & PARTIALS • RIGID STERILIZATION • WHITENING • SEALANTS • COSMETIC DENTISTRY • BOTOX & JUVEDERM

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2012 is a season of transition for the Covington volleyball team as it comes off a 13-12 season from a year ago. Gone are five key players, including the tallest front court Covington has had in some time with the graduation of Caitlyn Crawford, Shelby Kihm and Haley Reames. Also gone are coaches Lindsey Sullenberger and Alex Christian after two seasons at the helm. But with change comes welcomed challenges and first-year head coach Ashley Miller has stepped in to take those challenges head on. Miller is a former player at Fairlawn High School and Urbana University. She also has four years of coaching experience at Fairlawn and Fort Loramie. She will be assisted by former Covington varsity and junior varsity coach Stephanie Robinson, who played collegiately at the University of Nebraska of Omaha and enjoyed a high school playing career with national power Pius XI in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has nearly a decade of coaching experience at Covington schools from the varsity level down to junior high. "We're excited, but at the same time we have to be patient," said Ashley Miller. "We got a late start is June. We were only able to only get into one tournament this summer because of that, so we are already behind. The good thing is the girls have worked very hard." Making the transition smoother will be the six seniors on the roster; Anna Snyder, Shelby Waag, Lindsey Frantz, Jenna Rindler, Zoe Reck and Kiersten Atkinson — as well as the return of sophomores Morgan Arbogast and Jessica Dammeyer, two players who lettered last season as freshman. The Lady Buccs also, has plenty of young talent on the varsity roster with sophomores Kenzie Atkinson and Ariel Robinson, along with freshman Erin Olson, Brooke Gostomsky and Arianna Richards. "We have six seniors, but at the same time, we are young," Miller said. "Also, we don't have the

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explained. "He has all of the tools. All he needs is more course time and he can be pretty good before it's all said and done." And before it's said and done, Covington hopes a league championship is returned with the score cards. GIRLS GOLF Expectations are always high with the Covington girls golf team and this season will be no different. That's because Covington returns four letter winners, including allleague performers Cassie Ingle and Jamie Crowell. "Cassie (Ingle), Allison (Ingle), Jamie (Crowell) and Katie (Blair) are our returning letterman," said Covington coach Ron Schultz. "And that's from a team that finished fifth in the district meet last year, which was our highest finish ever." Cassie Ingle, a senior, will once again lead the way for Covington "Cassie ended will eleventh in the district last year out of sixty golfers," Shultz said. "That's the highest placer we've had and her score of ninety was the best score we've had in the district tournament." Cassie's sister, Allison, finished fifth overall in the league tournament and narrowly missed out on allleague honors. She also returns to the lineup. "She was certainly one of the top golfers in the league," Shultz said of Allison. "But she missed a tournament that cost her all-league." Which Shultz hopes doesn't happen this year as the two have played a lot of golf together over the summer. "The two Ingle girls have played in a lot of tournaments this summer," he said. "They've finished one, two several times, so we are excited about the possibilities this year."

Also playing a lot of golf have been the Blanton sisters, Jordan and Sydney. "The Blanton girls have been out on the course a lot as well," Schultz explained. "They've worked very hard and improved significantly over the summer." Another sister duo, the Crowell sisters, are right there as well. "Jamie came on throughout the season last year and made all-league, so she is going to be one of our top golfers," Schultz said. "And Jesse is only a freshman, but she seems to pick things up very quickly. She's going to help us this year." out and Rounding impressive lineup are firstgolfers Morgan year McReynolds, Kimi Young and Heather Spurgeon. "All of the girls have worked hard," Schultz said. "It is tough sometimes for many of them to get out and play because they are playing softball, basketball and some of the other sports, but they've done a good job of coming in ready to learn and improve. We're excited." Excited for an opportunity to climb back to the top of the CCC standings after finishing second a year ago to National Trail. "The league will be a toss up and I feel we are right there," Schultz said. "Trail doesn't have a team, and everyone else has most of their top golfers back, including us. It's a balanced conference." What does concern Schultz, however, is the slow start his team has made since practice began just two weeks ago. "I'd like to think that since we were second last year behind Trail that we should be right there," he said. "But we haven't shown it yet. Hopefully it comes around." And if they do come around, watch out.

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State champs still loaded East spikers, girls soccer look to continue success Michael Fellers (13) will be a key player for the Miami East football team again this season.

Current optimistic about East Vikings still have plenty of experience BY COLIN FOSTER Ohio Community Media CASSTOWN — The Miami East football team lost nine seniors from last year, most notably, running back Kevin McMaken — who rushed for 1,246 yards and 21 touchdowns. But when coach Max Current looks at the 2012 Vikings, he sees varsity experience all over the place, with the exception of one key position. “All is not doom and gloom — that’s for sure,” Current said. “We’ve got some nice players coming back. Sure, we have to replace a 1,200-yard rusher (McMaken). We’ve got a lot of guys coming back in the backfield. We’ve got some capable backs with some good experience.” Miami East has 16 letterwinners returning, along with a group of 10 seniors. Under Current last season, the Vikings finished 6-4 overall, 6-3 in the Cross County Conference — which was good enough for third place. Even with the loss of McMaken, the Vikings do have a very unique and versatile backfield, starting with junior Michael Fellers — a guy that did it all for the team last year. As a sophomore, Fellers was the Vikings secondleading rusher (659 yards) and the top receiver. He also was a record-tying defender, plus a special teams guru — ending the year as a first team AllCCC selection, a first team All-Southwest District member and he was also selected as special mention All-Ohio. “He does a lot for us,” Current said. “He’s a great athlete. He led the team in receiving last year. He can kick. He averaged 39 yards per punt last year as our punter. “He made three field goals last year — and was perfect on extra points. He returns kicks for us on special teams. “He averaged 26 yards on kick returns, 15 yards on punts. He had a kick return for a touchdown. Defensively, he tied a school record with six interceptions. “So he’s a very versatile player. It’s nice to have a guy that’s good in all phases of the game.” Junior Alex Brewer and sophomore Colton McKinney also add depth

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and experience at the running back position. As a sophomore, Brewer was East’s third leading rusher with 287 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while McKinney netted 236 yards on the ground with three scores. Colton Holicki, a junior transfer from Troy, is expected to be the starting full back, while Current also anticipates Brewer and junior Robbie Adams could see time at that position, as well. Aside from Fellers, who was the Vikings led the team with 15 catches for 319 yards in 2011, East has Dalton Allen and Franco Villella slotted in the wideout spots. And Villella, a junior, has caught Current’s attention early on. “He’s looked good in two-a-days and in the scrimmages,” Current said. “He’s made a lot of catches — and he’s done a nice job getting yards after catches.” Outside of that, seniors Zack Martinez and Cole Hale will also be in the mix at wide receiver. One of the positions lacking experience, however, is at quarterback. East graduated starting QB Colton Bowling, leaving two youngsters to duke it out for the position. Sophomore Conner Hellyer is expected to be slotted in the spot, while freshman Braxton Donaldson will play backup. “Conner doesn’t have much varsity experience, being a freshman last year,” Current said. “For never being a quarterback, I think Braxton has did some good things. “Both guys did a nice job of preparing to be quarterbacks in the offseason. With us not being very

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experienced at that position, I expect there to be some growing pains — but I think we should be alright in the long hull.” Helping make the young quarterbacks lives a little easier is a seasoned offensive line. Senior Aaron Hubbard, junior Dan Bodenmiller and senior tight end Kevin Jackson all started last season. The Vikings, though, must replace their center position. Candidates for that spot include Kolin Bendickson, Brandon Willoughby and senior Bryant Miller. Three other guys battling for spots on the line are Michael Trickey, Brady Smallenbarger and Joey Yager. Junior Peter Church is also in the mix to play tackle. “We’ve got to replace some linemen,” Current said. “At least some guys are back that have some Friday night experience. Not all guys were main starters last year. “But we had some of them cycling in and out in certain situations. So far, I'm enjoying the competition I'm seeing out of those guys." On defense, the Vikings have several players back, as well. Fellers and Cole Hale are switching places. Last season, Fellers had 48 tackles as a safety, while Hale recorded 44 tackles and had one interception at cornerback. Current believes both players can play either position. Adding more depth to the strong defensive back core is Allen — who saw a lot of action at corner in the last three games of 2011. Brandon Force and Zack Martinez are jockeying to win the No. 3 corner position.

Senior Aaron Hubbard and junior Dylan Kinnison bring experience back at inside linebacker. Both guys were letterwinners last year. Hubbard had 49 tackles, one caused fumble and one fumble recovery. Jonathon Accurso, a junior, is also battling for a spot at LB. On the outside is senior Tylor Henderson, who logged 38 tackles, one sack and an interception in his junior year. Villella is competing for a spot also, while Smallenbarger and Holicki battle it out for the starting spot on the other side. The defensive line returns basically 3 out of 4 guys who played most of the time last season. Adams — a starter at defensive tackle last season — returns on the defensive line. Adams was a big-time force for the Vikings with 67 tackles last season. He will anchor the trenches with the 6-foot-4 Branden Ramey, who started several games last season. Tanner Church and Austin Honeyman are contending for the other spots on the line. At end, Jackson will start on one side and Brewer, a converted linebacker, is looking to be the man on the other side. Jackson had 27 tackles as a junior to go along with two sacks, three fumble recoveries — one for a touchdown. Also vying for playing time are Donaldson and Yager. The Vikings begin their season on the road with a tough out of conference game against the MiltonUnion Bulldogs on Friday at 7:30 p.m. A win over the Bulldogs would be retribution for Current and the Vikings, considering the narrow 2114 defeat they suffered last season. But if you ask Current, focusing on the winning the CCC is the long-term goal. “We always want to compete for the league title,” Current said. “That’s always the No. 1 goal. It’s all gravy after that. “Some people would say they want to make playoffs. But if you win your league, making the playoffs should come easy.” And that would be a great experience for everybody.

The CASSTOWN — Miami East volleyball team returns nearly everyone from last year’s D-III state champions that John Cash coached to a 29-1 overall record and 12-0 in the CCC. Among those returnees are: Abby Cash: A 6-foot setter/right side, Cash was first team All-CCC and District 9 Player of the Year. She was also first team All-Ohio and a prepvolleyball.com AllAmerican. Leah Dunivan: a 6foot middle hitter, Dunivan was first team All-CCC and second team District 9. Allie Millhouse: A 5-4 defensive specialist, Millhouse is already the career digs leader at Miami East. Sam Cash: A 6-0 setter/right side, Cash was first team All-CCC and District 9. She was third team All-Ohio and the state tournament MVP. Cash was also on the prepvolleyball.com 79 elite list. Angie Mack: The 5-9 outside hitter was first team All-CCC and honorable mention All-Ohio. Allison Morrett: The 5-7 libero was special mention All-CCC and a prepvolleyball.com gym dandies defensive finalist. Trina Current: The 60 outside hitter had great district and state tournament matches. Ashley Current: The 6-0 middle hitter is defensive stopper with great touch. L i n d s a y Blankenship: The 5-7 serving specialist is also a solid defender. Anna Kieswetter: The 5-5 defensive specialist adds solid depth and is very competitive in the defensive position. “Expecations are high,” John Cash said. “But, not the type everyone else is thinking of. “The players have high expectations of one another to do their jobs at a high level. “They know that the outside has views, but that doesn’t matter. “What matters to them is what hapens every day to get better for each other. “This group is setting high goals, but under-

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stands the little things are what is going to help them reach these goals. There is a ton of practice to help us for the last eight matches.” BOYS CC Alan Russell returns as coach. The Vikings finished third in the CCC last year. Returning runners are senior Seth Pemberton and junior Josh Ewing. “Seth Pemberton and Josh Ewing are our returning letterwinners,” Russell said. “Both gentleman qualified and participated in the regional cross country meet last season. They look ready to return to the regional meet and improve on their performances last season. “They will be matched with many new, younger runners. The freshman and other runners runners have great attitudes and have been working hard for the upcoming season. We hope to improve on our third-place finish in the league (CCC).” GIRLS CC Russell is also the girls coach. The Lady Vikings also finished third in the CCC last year. Returning letterwinners include senior Meredith Wesco, juniors Abigael Amheiser and Erin Augustus and sophomores Renee DeFord and Abby Hawkins. “I think we can make great improvements from last season,” Russell said. “Our girls did well in 2011. We did not lose anybody and we will be joined by a couple freshman. If the girls keep working, I think they will accomplish great things in the upcoming season. We hope to improve on our third-place finish in the league (CCC).” BOYS GOLF Former Miami East player, former Graham girls golf coach — and son of the most recent Viking coach — Kyle Vanover takes over the boys team this season looking to bring pride and desire back to Miami East golf. “I have a great group of young kids, and they’re bringing the dedication back to Miami East golf,” Vanover said. “They’ve put a lot of time in, and it’s

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Eagles have young volleyball squad Soccer teams look to be strong Amy Fletcher returns for her her fifth season as coach. Graduating off last year’s team were Aly Manns, Lauren Haines and Jill Kiefer. Returning letterwinners include Morgan Potts, Maryn Klosterman and Shauan Davee. New players include Abby Younce, Alliyah Lee, Natalie Younce, Courtney Leis, Lauren Setzkorn, Kristen Wenger , Lilly Toal and Katie Shomper. “This year, I have a very young varsity team,” Fletcher said. “There are no seniors, two juniors, seven sophomores and two

freshman. I know they are driven to lead and will do that with commitment, respect and Christ-like behavior honorable to God. “I belive our team will be competitive in the conference and look forward to seeing how this young team responds and grows.” BOYS SOCCER Ryan Zeman returns for his fourth season as coach. Graduating off last year’s team were first team All-Metro Buckeye Conference player Nick Speck and Caleb Tanner. Returning letterwinners include seniors Caleb Watren, Greg Petersen and

Luke Gashell, juniors Logan George, Chris Dickens, Alex Moritz and Nathan Davis and sophomore Doug Benedict. “We have a real solic core group,” Zeman said. “We hope to finish first or second in the conference.” GIRLS SOCCER Brian Peters returns after guiding the Lady Eagles to the Division III district finals a year ago. Graduating off that team were Amanda Sloan, Sydney Hefferon and Morgan Rench. “We want to train hard MIKE ULLERY/CALL FILE PHOTO and glorify God on the Hannah Benjamin will play for the Troy Christian girls soccer team. pitch,” Peters said.

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From the left, Taylor Borchers (girls golf), Treg Francis (boys golf) and Lauren Francis (cross country) all return for Russia this season.

Russia spikers coming off district final season Cross country, golf teams look to continue success RUSSIA — Todd Wion returns for his second season as Russia volleyball coach. The Lady Raiders were 18-6 last year, going 9-3 in the SCL to finish second. Russia returns a talented group this year, led by seniors Ashley Borchers, Olivia Monnin, Abbie Goubeaux, Kayli Dues, Emily Francis and Bethany York. Borchers, a setter/outside hitter, was first team All-SCL and District 9 and honorable mention AllOhio last year, while Monnin, a left outside hitter, was first team All-SCL and second team District 9. Goubeuaux is a libero, Dues is a defensive specialist, Francis is a setter and York is a middle hitter. Also returning are junior right outside hitter Maggie Kearns and sophomore right outside hitter Kylie Wilson. Top newcomers include junior left outside hitter Camille Puthoff, sophomore setter/outside hitter Taylor Daniel and sophomore middle hitter Claire Sherman. “We will be a contender this year,” Wiond said. “Combined with strong senior leadership and young talent, we will be be very competitive and look to go far in postseason play.” Wion said the SCL will be as tough as ever. “The Shelby County Athletic League will be very strong again this year,” Wion said. “I believe we will be one of the top contenders.” BOYS CC Doug Foster returns for

his seventh season as coach. The Raiders were 14947 last year, won the SCL title, were district runnerups and a state qualifier for the sixth straight year, finishing 13th. Returning letterwinners include senior Brandon Barlage, juniors Steven Stickel, Bryan Drees and John Heung; and sophomores Jordan Gariety and Alex Herron. “With six of our top seven runners back from last year’s squad and a talented freshman class coming in, expectations will be quite high for the Russia boys,” Foster said. “Junior Steven Stickel led our team last season and he was followed closely by senior Brandon Barlage, juniors Bryan Drees and John Heuing and sophomores Jordan Gariety and Alex Herron. “All of the above had outstanding campaigns last year and we are expecting greater accomplishments from these six this upcoming season.” Other runners vying for varsity spots includ seniors Josh Meyer, Trevor Sherman and Austin Gariety; juniors Jacob Epperson, Randy McCarty, Kyle Poling and Nick Paulus; sophomore Nick Colby and freshman Andrew Ball, Bryant McCarty, Caleb Ball, Weston Lavy, Trevor Monnin and Joeseph Stickel. “Our goals for the upcoming season are to place as high as we can at the big invitationals, to win the Shelby County Preview, the Shelby County League

meet, the Dayton districts, the Southwest regional and to qualify for the state meet in Columbus. “From there, we will see what happens. If we can stay healthy and injury free, our goals this season are very attainable.” Foster sees his team as the SCL favorite. “At the present time, I see us as the team to beat in the Shelby County League,” Foster said. “I say this because of the experience we have coming back and being the defending champions. Our stiffest competition will come from Anna and Jackson Center.” GIRLS CC Foster also coaches the girls team. The Lady Raiders were 137-35, 2011 SCL runnerups, district runnerups and regional qualifiers. Graduating off that team was Macy Monnin. Returning letterwinners include seniors Lauren Francis and Becca Meyer; junior Kirsten Voisard; and sophomores Claudia Monnin, Emily Borchers and Hannah Bornhorst. “This year’s team possesses a mixture of youth and experience going into the upcoming season,” Foster said. “Six of the top seven runners are back from last year’s squad and expectations for the team are also extremely high. We wil be led by first team AllOhio senior Lauren Francis. “Lauren had a tremendous junior year and we feel she is primed to be even better this season. Senior Becca Meyer, junior Kirsten Voisard and sopho-

team were Corey Bremigan and Elijah Puthoff. Returning letterwinners include seniors Treg Francis and Bryce Dues, junior Austin Tebbe and sophomore Luke Dapore. “We have 18 boys out for golf this year and only two seniors,” Bremigan said. “With these large numbers we hope to create a competitive atmosphere among ourselves to make us better. We will rely on Treg Francis and Bryce Dues for leadership and consistency. “AustinTebbe and Luke Dapore had a lot of success and gained valuable experience last year. Numerous underclassmen will battle for the remaining two spots. Freshmen Connor Monnin and Zach Sherman have done an outstanding job so far this year.” Bremigan hopes to win the SCL title. “Our number one goal each year is to win the SCL,” Bremigan said. “We definitely have a target on our back after winning the SCL four out of the last five years. We are especially excited to host the Shelby County League Championship at Stillwater Valley Golf Course for the first time in seven years. Our ultimate goal for the postseason is to go where no Russia golf team has gone — the state.” Bremigan expects a challenge in the SCL. “Fairlawn and Botkins BOYS GOLF Paul Bremigan returns have a lot of lettermen for his 14th season as back,” he said. “We hope to be battling for the champicoach. The Lady Raiders were onship to the finish.” 86-18 last year and 11-1 in GIRLS GOLF the SCL. Doug Borchers returns Graduating off that mores Emily Borchers, Claudia Monnin and Hannah Bornhorst all gained vast experience last year. We feel they all will have break-out performances this cross country season.” Juniors Rachel Pinchot and Emily Frazier return, along with newsomers in freshman Lauren Heaton, Amanda Frazier, Molly Kerns, Erin Gaerke and Karissa Voisard. “The team goals are the same as the boys,” Foster said. “We want to place as high as we can at the big invitationals, win the Shelby County Preview, the Shelby County League meet, the Dayton districts and the regional meet to qualify for state in Columbus. “Once again, from there, we will see what happens. If we can stay healthy and injury free, our goals this season are very reachable.” Foster hopes to battle Fort Loramie for the SCL title. “Fort Loramie, the 2011 SCL champions, returns everyone, so they are probaby the pre-season favorite,” Foster said. “The key for us to win the league is getting our younger runners to perform the way we think they can by the end of the season. “If this happens, we have a great shot to bring the title back to Russia.”

as coach for the Lady Raiders, who were 4-8 overall last year. Russia finished fourth in the Greenville Invitational and was seventh at sectionals. Graduating off that team was district qualifier Tori Borchers, who was the medalist in every match. Returning letterwinners include seniors Gina Barlage, Alexa Counts and Angie Muhlenkamp; and juniors Taylor Borchers and Morgan Daugherty. “Our girls are looking forward to the upcoming season,” Borchers said. “I’ve seen great improvement in Morgan Daugherty’s game over the summer and other are coming on strong also. “With the graduation of Tori, we will be looking for some girls to step up and take on a leadership role for our team. Our seniors are capable of it and I think they will. “Our newcomers are showing dedication to the game and picking up the fundamentals quickly. They’ll be factors in our team scores before it’s all said and done. “We’re looking to move into contention for a district spot at the sectional tournament this year, but have work to do in order to get there.” Russia does not play in a league in girls golf. “I predict the top teams in the area will be Tippecanoe, Versailles and Covington,” Borchers said. “It is our goal to continue to improve our program to someday be on the level that those schools have attained.”

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No rush to get started this time Riley familiar with Falcons program; likes what he sees BY STEVE STOUT Ohio Community Media ST. PARIS – A year ago, Bob Riley had just been hired as Graham’s head football coach and he knew very little about the Falcons’ program. “We got a late start, and that made it tough,” said Riley. “Now, I know our players’ capabilities, which makes it a lot easier than last year.” Graham went 2-8 overall a year ago, and Riley welcomes back seven returning letterwinners, including seniors Trent h o m a s T (quarterback/defensive back), Jake Theodor (running back/linebacker), Ben

Meyers (running back/line2012 GRAHAM backer) and Zach Holbrook (offensive lineman/defenFOOTBALL SCHEDULE sive lineman); juniors Wiatt Hanlin (running Date H/A Opponent Time back/defensive back) and Tippecanoe 7:30 p.m. Barry Suttles (tight Aug. 24 H Versailles 7:30 p.m. end/linebacker) and sopho- Aug. 31 A more Cole Theodor (run- Sept. 7 H Vandalia-Butler 7:30 p.m. ning back/defensive lineSept. 14 A Stebbins 7:30 p.m. man). Tecumseh 7:30 p.m. Riley said Thomas Sept. 21 H Indian Lake* 7:30 p.m. should bring leadership to Sept. 28 A the quarterback postion. Oct. 5 H Greenon* 7:30 p.m. “Trent is a very good Oct. 12 A Ben Logan* 7:30 p.m. leader, so that should be a Oct. 19 H Northwestern* 7:30 p.m. big plus,” said Riley. “He can throw the ball, but I Oct. 26 A Urbana* 7:30 p.m. think one of the key things * denotes CBC/MRD game with him is he will be an for Graham include juniors added threat running the defense is doing.” Others players expected Sam Keller (wide receivball. He’s good at cutting and reading what the to see varsity playing time er/defensive back), Mason

Brunke (running back/defensive back), Skye Miller (offensive lineman/defensive lineman) and Eric Hess (offensive lineman/defensive lineman); sophomores Tyler Kimbley (offensive lineman/defensive lineman), Sterling Maurice (offensive lineman/defensive lineman) and Harold Farmer (offensive lineman/defensive lineman) and freshmen Alex Marinelli (running back/linebacker) and Justin Rayburn (offensive linelineman/defensive man). “We’re running the same basic offense as last year, so our returning players will have experience

with it and be more familiar with it, so that should mean less time having to learn it,” said Riley. “We also have more team speed this year … at least better team speed than we had last year, so that’s a plus.” Riley expects Urbana to be the team to beat in the Central Buckeye Conference/Mad River Division this season. “Based on how many freshmen and sophomores they put up for all-league consideration last year, I’d have to say Urbana is the favorite,” said Riley. “Indian Lake you don’t hear much about, but I think they could be a darkhorse.”

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Abigail Amheiser returns for the Miami East girls cross country team.

exciting having kids that want to do well, want to compete, want to practice — and want to win. It makes my job easier.” Junior Austin Garrison is the oldest member of the eight-man squad, while Vanover is looking at sophomore Ryan Bergman as the team’s No. 1 golfer. Scott Kirby, Kley Karadak, Mack Rose, Devin Carson, Nathan Peters and Zach Ostendorf fill out the team full of freshmen and sophomores — and potential. “These kids are wanting to compete and win, and they’re willing to put the time in to do that,” Vanover said. “We’ve never won the Cross County Conference before, and our goal is to win it this year and for the next couple of years. “I’m not predicting that that’s a certainty, but we should be right there. We’re going to open some eyes. There are some good things in the future for Miami East golf.”

Denlinger and Macaleh Thompson. “We are looking forward to a new season,” Meyer said. “Five girls are back from last year and are ready to hit the courses.” BOYS SOCCER Adam Bell takes over as coach. Graduating off last year’s team were Zane Smith, Jacob Miller, Mario Roush, Ryan Werling, Shane Kingrey and Jacob Hawkins. Returning letterwinners include seniors Tucker Carrigan, Chris Cron, Michael Harmon, Carson Liddy, Jesse Minton and Ross Snodgrass; and sophomores Devan Baldasare, Michael Deeter, Austin Kowalak and Jake Smallenbarger. “In my first year as head coach, our goal is to simply improve on our record from last year and hopefully be more of a postseason t hreat during tournament time.”

GIRLS GOLF Tom Meyer returns as coach. The Lady Vikings finished 12-3 overall and 4-2 in the CCC last year. Graduating off that team were Terra Vanover and Heather Macy. Returning letterwinners include seniors Tori Nuss, Allie Kindell and Jeni Sloan; and juniors Sam

GIRLS SOCCER Emalie Carson returns for her ninth season as coach. The Lady Vikings were 14-4-2 overall last year and 6-0 in the CCC, advancing to the Division III regional semifinals. Graduating off that team were Amy Barlage, Taylor Mitchell, Dani Sands, Chelsea Sherman

and Taylor Young. Returning letterwinners include seniors Kylie Brown, Montana Hahn, Anna Snyder, CCC Player of the Year Katrina Sutherly and Sara Thompson; and juniors Abigael Amheiser, Kendra Beckman, Katelyn Gardella, Stevee Hazel, Lindsey Roeth, Sam Skidmore and Haley Young. Junior Kelly Rindler will be student assistant after tearing her ACL last spring. “We have a lot of talent returning from a team that did very well last year,” Carson said. “And we have some fresh faces that are going to improve upon that foundation. So our expectations are high this year. Early on, it is a matter of getting everyone used to one another again, and getting familiar with some of the adjustments we are making. But this is a great group of kids that really understand the game, so it shouldn’t take long to get into the swing of things.” “Our goal is to win the conference again this year. We were 6-0 last year, and only gave up 1 goal in league play. But soccer is a very unpredictable game. Any team is capable of surprising you if you take them lightly. So we have to stay focused, and take it one game at a time.”

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Don’t look past Milton-Union this year Pence likes what he sees from team BY JOSH BROWN Ohio Community Media W E S T M I LT O N — Once the 2011 season ended, Milton-Union’s opponents collectively started salivating when thinking about this upcoming fall. After all, the Bulldogs’ dynamic, speedy leading rusher with the anklebreaking moves — Jake Finfrock — had just graduated. Milton-Union coach Bret Pearce simply smiles, though, remembering the last time a player like Finfrock graduated. Because when superstar quarterback Mitchell Evans graduated in 2006, no one expected much out of the Bulldogs the next season. “Like I’ve been telling this team, they remind me a lot of our 2007 team,” Pearce said. “When Mitchell Evans graduated in 2006, everyone thought we would go right downhill. But we still had a lot coming back … and we went on to win the league title and make a nice playoff run.” In 2006 — Evans’ last season — the Bulldogs went 11-2, earning the top spot in the Division IV, Region 14 playoffs and even winning three postseason games. The following year, without Evans’ help, the Bulldogs finished the year 10-2 and got the No. 2 seed in the Division IV, Region 16 playoffs. They then avenged their only regular season loss in the first round by beating Brookville in a postseason game before their run ended. That was the last time

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Tyler Browns returns to the Milton-Union backfield. Milton-Union had reached the playoffs — until last year, Finfrock’s last year. The Bulldogs finished their 2011 campaign 8-2, only missing out on a league title to unbeaten Waynesville. They reached the playoffs, though, where they lost to Waynesville 21-17 in the first round. Finfrock was a major part of that, rushing for a team-high 1,524 yards and 20 touchdowns and adding a team-high 132 receiving yards and two more scores. Also amongst the graduated is quarterback Cody Hollon, who threw for 302 yards and four touchdowns, and Jordan Poland, who was a major force on the line. “We had a lot of seniors last year, a lot of kids that contributed a lot for four years for us,” Pearce said. “But even though we lose that, we still have a lot of returning experience.” And some of that experience is in the right places offensively — in the backfield and on the line.

Bruising back Tyler Brown returns as a senior this year after piling up more than 800 yards and double digits in touchdowns including the postseason. After two years as the punishing, physical alternative toFinfrock ’s quicker, more agile style, Brown will likely be picking up the lion’s share of the workload. Also back are senior captain JasonSiler and 6foot-3, 295-pound junior Wesley Martin on the offensive line. “Last year, Jake was our leading rusher, so we obviously have to replace that. And Tyler is going to get a lot of those carries,” Pearce said. “Jason is our captain and our leader on the offensive line, and Wesley is a big-time recruit that is definitely going to be someone other teams have to worry about. He just pushed people around.” Corey Layman, Josh Simpson and Andrew Lynn will make up the rest of the line, with senior tight end

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Alex King also returning to lend a hand. ChrisBoggs, Sam Niswonger and Joe Thoele — who all saw limited time last season on varsity — will be competing for carries and add depth to the backfield, while Trevor Klosterman, Dakota Albaugh and David Karns will all see time at wideout. “Boggs is another big back, and Niswonger and Thoele, while not small, both have a little more speed than power,” Pearce said. “So we may have a little of that (thunder and lightning combo) again.” The Bulldogs also have a battle going to see who will be calling the signals between juniors London and Kenton Cowan Dickison. But instead of battling, Pearce has the option to use them like the New York Jets with Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow. Whether or not that happens will have to be seen. “London is a big, tall kid with a strong arm. He’s more of a pocket passer. Kenton can hurt you a little more with his legs, and he’s got great leadership skills. It’s been a good bat-

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tle,” Pearce said. “And they’re both so smart that they don’t necessarily need to get all the reps in practice, either. We could move them back and forth and change the look of the offense entirely.” The defense, however, has much the same look that it did last season — much to Pearce’s delight. “We have eight returning starters on defense. That’s part of the reason why we’re so excited,” he said. Three-year starter and senior Jesse Simpson returns at nose guard, as do tackles Cole Pennington and Siler. Josh Bryan and Chris Boggs will play at inside linebacker, with Tyler Cottrell also in the mix, while Brown and Austin Dickison will play outside linebacker. Karns, Kenton Dickison, Thoele and Josh Booher will patrol the secondary and make things very hard for teams wanting to throw the ball. “We have a number of great athletes that we’re still trying to see whether they’ll contribute more on offense or defense, to see which side of the ball we’ll rely on them for more,”

Pearce said. The Bulldogs will also have a special teams weapon back in senior kicker Nick Fields. "He's definitely a weapon that can flip the field in the field position war," Pearce said. "He's one of the top kickers in the state." And with all of that talent returning from last year's playoff team, there's no reason for the Bulldogs to do anything but aim high. "We're setting nothing but the highest expectations," Pearce said. "We want to be league champs again. We've gone four years without a league championship, and we want to bring one back to West Milton." To do that, they've got plenty to worry about — including last year's champ, Waynesville, who, like them, graduated their team leader in quarterback Luke Profitt. "With (Profitt) playing the last couple of years, they could have had the second-best quarterback in the league on the bench this whole time, and we wouldn't have known it. We're not overlooking anyone because of what they lost," Pearce said. "Just because they lost a lot, we don't expect them to be weak. They graduated a big senior class, but their program is strong. Carlisle also returns a great nucleus of kids, Dixie returns a lot — we're not overlooking anyone. "We're going to be a team that is physical, and we have to maintain a high level of intensity. If we can keep that up, we'll give ourselves a chance to get where we want to be."

Lady Bulldog spikers coming off big year Coach looking for another strong season William “Doc” Ginn returns for his 14th season as Milton-Union volleyball coach. The Lady Bulldogs were 18-6 overall last year and 10-2 in the SWBL. Graduating off that team were Danielle Vincent (honorable mention All-SWBL), Katelym Vincent, Taylor Dieprink, Allyson Whitmer and Meghan Swartz. Returning letterwinners include seniors Michelle Richardson, Kate Nealeigh, Anna Vagedes, Haley Martens and Shondra Deeter; and juniors Kinsey Douglas, Katlyn Douglas, Courtney Wion, Brianna Bull and Christine Heisey. “We return an experienced and veteran team for

the 2012 season,” Ginn said, “featuring senior outside hitter Michelle Richardson, an All-Ohio pick as a junior, and fourthyear setter, Kate Nealeigh,” Ginn said. “Also expected to contribute is SWBL firstteamer Kinsey Douglas, who led the team in kills in 2011, and her sister, Katelyn. The Douglas twins are middle hitters for the ‘Dogs. Experienced right side hitter, Anna Vagedes adds an exceptional volleyball IQ to the team. “The ‘Dogs will need Juniors Courtney Wion, Brianna Bull, and Christine Heisey to come through if the season is to be a great one. Wion, an

outside hitter,is an SWBL honorable mention performer. Heiseywill be the other setter in the Bulldogs’ 6-2 offense. We have not settled on a defensive unit yet, but will choose from senior Haley Martens, and juniors Kaitlyn Thompson, Jessica Shields, and Cloe Smith to hold down the back row. “We are looking to be right up there in our league and in contention for the league title. “ We have a nice core of experienced players in our key positions. “We need to come up with some more consistent passing, but we can hit the ball well and our offensive weapons will be problematic for our opponents.”

Newton soccer returns strong core of players Indians look for another big year PLEASANT HILL — Brent Hodges returns as the Newton boys soccer coach. Newton finished 11-6-2 last season. The Indians return eight starters and a number of other players who picked up valuable playing time off a team that advanced to the sectional finals for the second straight year and finished third in the CCC with a 42-1 record. Graduating off that team were Jordan Hodges, Justin Fessler and Emerson Hussong. Hodges was a four-year All-CCC player and threetime all district player. He had 13 goals and 20 assists and is fourth at Newton in career goals and third in career assists. Fessler was a midfielder

and strong defensive player, as well as a four-year lettermen. Hussong was a right defender who aided the team in only allowing 26 goals last season. The top returners included seniors Gavin Alexander, Daniel Vance and Mike Unser and sophomore Levi Armentrout. Alexander was an AllCCC goalie, who is already the school record holder in shutouts. Vance, a striker, was first team All-CCC after being moved from defense and providing the team with scoring and assists. Unser was an important center defender who aided the team in controlling his spot. “I am expecting great leadership from him this season,” Hodges said.

Armentrout was honorable mention All-CCC, with 11 goals and three assists last season. Injuries slowed from setting the freshman record for goals. “With a strong work ethic, he should be a force to handle this season,” Hodges said. Rounding out the roster are seniors Aaron Oakes, Austin Flannary, Ben Meyer, Brandon Delcamp, Cole Adams and Mitch Hussong; juniors Zane Clymer, Nathaniel Maxwell, Logan Welbaum and Cameron Bass; sophomores Johnny White, Tyler Denlinger, Dustin Coate and Zack Steck; and freshman RJ Renner, Logan Robbins, Treyton Lavy, ROB KISER/CALL FILE PHOTO Andrew Dilts and Kyle Dimido. Newton’s Bobby Gerodimos watches a tee shot at the Dan Kendig Memorial.

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New coach, formation; same philosophy Don’t expect ‘Air Trojan’ BY DAVID FONG Ohio Community Media TROY —All the Troy football fans hoping to see objects filling the skies overhead with the departure of long-time Trojan coach Steve Nolan and his wing-T turf-churning offense probably already missed their chance when the Dayton International Air Show came to town this summer. Troy may have a new coach and a new offensive formation — but the philosophy will remain very much the same. “We’re going to run the ball,” said new Troy football coach Scot Brewer, who takes over for Nolan after 28 years of record-setting running backs and eyepopping rushing statistics. “We’re going to be a powerI, ISO team. We’re going to get downhill, we’re going to run North and South and we want to get after people. Then we’ll take our shots with play action when they line up to stop the run. But we’re still going to be a ground and pound team.” While Troy will line up primarily in a power-I formation, but don’t expect Nolan’s beloved wing-T to go away completely. “You can call it whatev-

er you want, but everything we do still has roots in the wing-T,” Brewer said. “We’ll still run a lot of same jet formations, a lot of the same sweeps. “It’s not like we’re going to try to reinvent the wheel around here. “We’re going to stick to what we know.” Of course, it may not really matter what offensive formation the Trojans run if Brewer doesn’t find the proper personnel to run it — and quick. The Trojans lost seven starters off last year’s team — which made back-toback playoff runs — and moved two of last year’s starters to new positions, meaning Troy has exactly two starters returning to the same positions — right tackle Alex Dalton and center Austin Eidemiller. Step one is finding new running backs to fill the backfield. Gone are halfbacks Marcus Foster and Isaiah Williams — both three-year starters — and fullback Zach Jones, a twoyear starter. Troy will have three options at tailback this season — the Whitson brothers, Fred and Tre, and speedster Miles Hibbler. Brewer is hoping this will be the year Fred Whitson, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound senior, lives up to his considerable promise.

2012 TROY FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Date Aug. 24 Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 * denotes

H/A Opponent Time H Chaminade-Julienne7:30 p.m. A Spr. Shawnee 7:30 p.m. H Xenia 7:30 p.m. H Springfield 7:30 p.m. A Miamisburg 7:30 p.m. H Sidney* 7:30 p.m. A Vandalia-Butler* 7:30 p.m. H Trotwood-Madison* 7:30 p.m. A Greenville* 7:30 p.m. A Piqua* 7:30 p.m. GWOC North game

He was seeing significant carries his junior season before leaving the team after the third game of the season. Likewise, Hibbler — a 5-10, 190-pound junior with 4.3-speed — was seeing playing time early in the season last year before missing the second half of the season with a case of mononucleosis. The third option is Tre Whitson, a 5-11, 170-pound sophomore who may have the smoothest running style of the three. “We’ve got some studs at running back,” Brewer said. Clearing the way for those three will be senior Cody Zeller (5-10, 200pounds), who started at guard last season for the Trojans. Brewer said he

brings an offensive lineman’s mentality to the backfield. Of course, Brewer knows having a fleet of running backs will be largely meaningless if he can’t find an offensive line to open holes for them. He’s certainly confident in Troy’s starting offensive linemen — but knows he’s an injury or two along the offensive line away from disaster. Dalton (6-3, 265pounds) is a junior who started every game for the Trojans last season and already is getting looks from a number of Division I college. At left guard will be senior Beau Emerick (6-0, 240punds), while Eidemiller (5-10, 260-pounds) returns

at center. At right guard will be senior Zach Willis (5-11, 248-pounds), while junior Andrew Kostecka (6-3, 225pounds) rounds out the line at right tackle. At tight end will be junior Seth Overla (6-3, 215pounds), senior Trevior Adams (6-2, 195-pounds) and senior Ian Nadolny (62, 195-pounds). “Our offensive line has played great in scrimmages,” Brewer said. “Our protection was great. Kostecka has settled in at tackle and Dalton is an animal. “Having Emerick and Willis back really helps and Eidemiller is solid as always in the middle. “If we don’t have anyone get injured, we’ll be fine.” If someone does get hurt, however, Troy will have to turn to its back-up offensive lineman. Lineman. Singular. Coming out of summer camp, Overla — who started at right tackle last year — is the only one who has proven himself as the backup at all five offensive line positions. If one starter goes down, Overla goes in. If two starters go down, the Trojans will be left scrambling. “Depth, obviously, is a huge concern for us,” Brewer said.

Of concern, too, is finding replacements for the record-setting duo of quarterback Cody May and receiver Ian Dunaway. May became just the second quarterback in school history to throw for 1,000 or more yards in consecutive seasons, while Dunaway graduated as the third-leading receiver in school history. Stepping in at quarterback for the Trojans will be Matt Barr, a 6-foot-3, 175pound junior. He’ll be backed up by junior Joe Benson (6-0, 175-pounds). “His footwork has gotten so much better since last year,” Brewer said of Barr. “We’ve seen this kid develop and now he’s going to settle in for us. “We think he’ll develop into a force for us.” At the wide receiver slot for the Trojans will be senior Kurtis Johnson (6-1, 180-pounds) and junior Gregory Johnson (6-0, 170pounds). Lining up in the slot will be seniors Blake Williams (5-9, 170-pounds), Devin Blakely (5-10, 165-pounds) and Devante Bush (5-9, 160-pounds). “We’ve got the scheme, it’s just a matter of getting everyone up to speed,” Brewer said. “We’re just lacking experience. “It’s all new faces out there.”

Brewer likes Troy defense Must replace some key components BY DAVID FONG Ohio Community Media TROY — Even the greatest of architects needs the proper building materials. So while new Troy football coach Scot Brewer is confident in the defensive scheme he helped build in his six years as the Trojans’ defensive coordinator, he knows it won’t matter much unless he finds a way to replace seven starters off a squad that gave up just 15.0 points per game (tops in the 18-team Greater Western Ohio Conference) and 257.3 yards per game (second in the GWOC). “We feel good about our defense because we know our scheme works,” Brewer said. “It’s a proven scheme.” The rebuilding project for the Trojans will begin right down the middle of the defense, which was gutted by graduation. Through the center of the defense, the Trojans lost a nose tackle, two inside linebackers and a safety — a quartet of threeyear starters, three of home are going on to play college football. Gone at nose tackle is Alec Sears, who will by playing this fall at Mercyhurt College. Gone at inside linebacker are Chris Blair and Zach Butcher, who led the Trojans in tackles each of the last two seasons. Blair will play his college football at Ohio Dominican. Gone at safety is Marcus Foster, an All-Ohio performer who will play at the University of Cincinnati this fall. “We’ve got a lot of kids to replace, obviously,” Brewer said. Stepping in to fill Sears’ shoes will be senior Nick Cottom (6-foot, 260 pounds), who did see significant playing time last season in a reserve role. He’ll be backed up by senior Beau Emerick (6foot, 240 pounds). Flanking Cottom at the defensive end positions will be Marco Anverse (5-11, 206 pounds), a sophomore who tore up the summer combine scene with speed and strength not typically seen from a high school sophomore) and junior Seth Overla (6-3, 215 pounds), who not only will be expected to play defense for the Trojans, but will back up every position on Troy’s offensive line.

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Ian Nadolny returns at linebacker for Troy. Backing up Anverse and Overla at the defensive ends will be junior Alex Dalton (6-3, 265) and senior Trevior Adams (6-2, 195). “Cottom will be fine at the nose because he doesn’t take a play off,” Brewer said. “Anverse is coming along — sometimes he still plays like a linebacker and wants to shoot the gaps, but he’s got all the physical tools. And Overla is just a strong technician. He does everything right.” Stepping in for Blair and Butcher at the inside linebacker positions will be seniors Logan Schlosser (56, 170) and Anthony McCloy (5-10, 170).

While neither have the size of their predecessors — both Blair and Butcher topped the 200-pound mark — Brewer said he expects Schlosser and McCloy to make up for the lack of size with sheer tenacity. “There’s no doubt Logan Schlosser can bring it — he’s like Mighty Mouse,” Brewer said. “In our Reynoldsburg scrimmage, they got a personal foul because they punched him in the head because he was in their face on every play. People don’t like him very much because he comes up and hits them on every play.” Backing up Schlosser

and McCloy at inside linebacker will be senior Cody Zeller (5-10, 200 pounds) and sophomores Brandon Lee (5-9, 160 pounds) and Anthony Shoop (5-7, 180 pounds). At outside linebacker, senior Ian Nadolny (6-2, 195 pounds), a three-year starter, returns. He’ll be backed up by sophomore Tristan Wright (5-10, 150 pounds). The other outside linebacker position will be manned by either junior Alex Magoteaux (6-1, 163 pounds), who makes the move from safety to linebacker, or unior Joe Benson (6-foot, 175). Those two were neckand-neck coming out of summer drills. As the only returning linebacker from last year’s team, Brewer said Nadolny is the unquestioned leader of that unit. “He’s such a smart kid,” Brewer said. “He’s always in position to make plays. He’s a great leader and a great kid.” With so many personnel losses up front, there is plenty of returning talent in the defensive backfield, even with the loss of Foster. At one cornerback spot will be senior Seth Perdziola (6-foot, 193 pounds). Perziola, a three-year starter, has seen time at every position in Troy’s defensive backfield. At the other cornerback spot will be senior Devin Blakely (5-10, 165 pounds), who started at corner last season for the Trojans. Backing up Perdziola and Blakely at the corners will be senior Blake Williams (5-9, 170 pounds) and junior Todd Norris (60, 170 pounds). At free safety will be sophomore Tre Whitson (511, 170 pounds), who will be backed up by senior Devante Bush (5-9, 160). At strong safety will be senior Nick Zimmer (6-1, 195 pounds), who started at outside linebacker for the Trojans last season. Senior Fred Whitson (5-10, 180 pounds). “Our defensive backs are the strength of our defense right now,” Brewer said.Troy’s special teams will be handled by sophomore Zach Thompson (5-10, 165), who will serve as the Trojans’ kicker and punter. He was Troy’s kicker last season.

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Kaleb Title returns for the Troy golf team.

Playing with motivation Lady Trojans have something to prove Michelle Owen returns for her seventh season at Troy volleyball coach. Graduating off last year’s team that finished 13-10 overal and 3-2 in the GWOC North were Chelsey Sakal, Marie Rank, Tori Fenter and Danielle Wright. Returning letterwinners include seniors Jenna Selby, Jennifer Monnier, Cassandra Rice and Mackenzie Rice; and juniors Leah Selby, Emily Moser and Jillian Ross. “Our goal each season is to win the GWOC North and play in the district tournament,” Owen said. “Last season was a disappointing season in terms of our GWOC North record and our end of the season record. We lost a lot of matches by fewer than four points. “This year our seniors are determined to lead by example and accomplish our goals. We had a chip on our shoulder and something to prove to everyone in the league. We have an

incredibly tough schedule this year, which we hope will prepare us for a good stretch down the season. “We have a very strong core of returning players and a great group of incoming talent that we hope can help us accomplish our goals for the season.” BOYS CC Bob Campbell returns as coach. The Trojans were GWOC North runnerup last year and D-I district champions. Graduating off that team were Cody Fox, Josh Enke, Jared Besecker, Nate Shigley, Thomas Harvey and Brian Holland. Returning letterwinners include senior Jon Osman; juniors Branden Nosker, Blake Guillozet and Nathan Fleischer; and sophomore Troy Schultz and Josh Spayde. Campbell hopes to battle with Vandalia-Butler for the GWOC North title and with Butler, Centervill

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VERSAILLES/HOUSTON

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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Doing a lot in short time Miller ready in first year as Versailles football coach KYLE SHANER Ohio Community Media — VERSAILLES Entering his first season as Versailles’ head football coach, Adam Miller had a lot he wanted to accomplish. “It’s amazing how fast time goes,” Miller said. “I had all these plans for the summer and things I was going to do football-wise, and I feel like I hardly got to anything.” While Miller might not have finished everything he hoped to do this summer, he has helped transform the Tigers’ offensive and defensive schemes in hopes of leading them back to the playoffs. “That’s our big goal, to get back to the playoffs,” the Delphos St. John’s graduate said. Versailles, one of the state’s most successful teams with seven state championships in football, ended a six-year playoff drought last year under then-head coach Bob Olwin, who retired following the season. Getting back to the playoffs again this season will be tough, Miller said, as Versailles faces a tough Midwest Athletic Conference schedule. Additionally, Fort Recovery has been replaced by defending Division VI state champion Marion Local on Versailles’ schedule as a result of the MAC’s scheduling format. Having earned the eighth and final playoff spot in their region last year, the Tigers know the tough task they face this season to get back and are using that as motivation. “The bar is just that much higher this year,” Miller said. On offense, Miller said Versailles is doing a lot of the same things it did in the past just with some different formations and different terminology. The biggest change fans will see is the Tigers switching from the spread offense they ran under Olwin to a more conventional offense that will focus on running the ball instead of passing so much. “We’re more of a steady stream instead of a high risk, high reward,” Miller said. Leading the way in the Tigers’ change is their offensive line, which has five players who have varsity experience. Jacob Heitkamp will play left tackle, Nick Francis is at left guard, Brandon Christian is at center, Justin Bruns is at right guard, and Joel Dapore will play right tackle. The linemen are adjusting to a pass-heavy offense in which they waited for

2012 VERSAILLES FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Date Aug. 24 Aug. 31 Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 * denotes

H/A Opponent A Celina H Graham H Coldwater* A Anna* H Marion Local* A Parkway* H New Bremen* A Delphos St. John’s* H Minster* A at St. Henry* MAC game

the defense to come to them to a more proactive run offense. “Probably the biggest thing was getting the offensive line to go forward,” Miller said. “They’ve always kind of gone backwards most of the time.” The line will look to open up holes for the Tigers’ running backs, which will include Kyle Dieringer at fullback and Paulus, Mike Jacob Rutschilling and Mitch Gigandet at tailback. “The biggest thing we’re probably still adjusting to running backs seeing where the holes are,” Miller said. Going from a spread offense to a more traditional set, there are more players in the box, which makes the holes the backs have to run through smaller. The backs will have to trust the holes will open up, Miller said. At quarterback Versailles returns all-state performer Nick Campbell. A lot of the reads are the same in Versailles’ new offense as the one they previously ran, Miller said, so Campbell knows the reads he will have to make. “It’s been great to have an experienced quarterback back there,” Miller said. At receiver Versailles has Damian Richard, a good talent who Campbell knows well, Miller said. Jacob Barga, Craig Langenkamp and Jacob Wennig also will get time at receiver. “With our offense we look to establish the run and then hopefully lull them to sleep and hit some big passes,” Miller said. Also, Versailles will utilize tight ends more with Damian Richard leading the way as both a blocker and receiver. Chris Klamar and Zach Steinbrunner also will see time at tight end. Defensively Versailles is switching from a 4-4 to a 43, although it’s very similar to what the team previously ran, Miller said. Defensively Dominic Richard, Chris Klamar and Jacob Heitkamp will see

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time at defensive end while Brandon Christian and Joel Dapore will anchor the inside at defensive tackle. Dapore and Both Heitkamp are returning starters. At linebacker Nick Francis will man the inside with Mike Rutschilling and Craig Wilker at outside linebacker. Both Francis and Rutschilling are returning starters. In the defensive backfield, Jacob Barga returns to start at safety and will play alongside Damian MIKE ULLERY/CALL FILE PHOTO Richard. Jacob Paulus and Craig Langenkamp will Sam Prakel is back to defend his Division III state title for Versailles. anchor the corner positions. Chad Winner returns as Versailles’ kicker and punter. “He can get the ball down there and really change the field position for us,” Miller said. A lot of Versailles’ starters are playing both offense and defense this season. “We’ve got a lot of guys going both ways right now,” Miller said. “We want to get best on field.” Versailles has to put its best on the field to contend with Coldwater, who Miller said is the favorite to win the league, along with Minster, Delphos St. John’s and Marion Local. Some of the MAC schools have seen the number of players on their teams decline, which has resulted in some canceling freshman or junior varsity games, Miller said, but they’re still strong programs. “Those teams are still solid at the varsity level,” he said. “Definitely don’t really have any bye week at all.” It’s been a lot of work adjusting to life as a head coach, said Miller, who has six years of experience as a varsity assistant at Northmont, OttawaGlandorf, Versailles and Fort Loramie. But with a good support staff around him, the transition has gone smooth, and he’s enjoying the new ROB KISER/CALL FILE PHOTO challenge.

Houston golf team is young

Versailles’ Mitchell Stover watches a tee shot at the Homan Memorial.

Wildcats learning to repsect game

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Jaron Howard is back for the Houston golf team.

Scott Bayless returns as the Houston boys golf coach. The Wildcats finished 210 last season. Graduating off that team were Brandon Clack, Ricky Slough and Gary Phipps. Returning letterwinners include seniors Kyle Patterson and Drew Roberts and juniors Jaron Howard and Anton Wehrman. Joining the Wildcats team this Fall are freshman Deion Booher and Quinten Pence. “We are a young team in terms of experience on the golf course, but we are learROB KISER/CALL FILE PHOTO ing and respecting the Versailles’ Brooke Wehrkamp was medalist at the Minster Invitational. game of golf.

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NFL SCHEDULES

Thursday, August 23, 2012

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at Kansas City Denver at San Diego Carolina at Washington Oakland BYE at Philadelphia Dallas at New Orleans Arizona at Tampa Bay New Orleans at Carolina N.Y. Giants at Detroit Tampa Bay

4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

8:20 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 20 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 26 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

1 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 1 p.m.

1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

at Tampa Bay New Orleans N.Y. Giants at Atlanta Seattle BYE Dallas at Chicago at Washington Denver Tampa Bay at Philadelphia at Kansas City Atlanta at San Diego Oakland at New Orleans

Washington at Carolina Kansas City at Green Bay San Diego BYE at Tampa Bay at Denver Philadelphia Atlanta at Oakland San Francisco at Atlanta at N.Y. Giants Tampa Bay at Dallas Carolina

Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 4 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 29 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m.

Carolina at N.Y. Giants at Dallas Washington BYE Kansas City New Orleans at Minnesota at Oakland San Diego at Carolina Atlanta at Denver Philadelphia at New Orleans St. Louis at Atlanta

1 1 1 1 1 1

p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m.

4:05 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m.

San Diego at Miami Pittsburgh at Denver BYE at Atlanta Jacksonville at Kansas City Tampa Bay at Baltimore New Orleans at Cincinnati Cleveland Denver Kansas City at Carolina at San Diego

10:15 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m.

at Oakland Tennessee Atlanta at Kansas City at New Orleans Denver BYE at Cleveland Kansas City at Tampa Bay at Denver Baltimore Cincinnati at Pittsburgh Carolina at N.Y. Jets Oakland

10:15 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 4:25 p.m.

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Seattle at New England Philadelphia Miami at St. Louis Buffalo at Minnesota San Francisco at Green Bay BYE at Atlanta St. Louis at N.Y. Jets at Seattle Detroit Chicago at San Francisco

4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:25 p.m.

St. Louis Rams Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 4 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

at Detroit 1 p.m. Washington 4:05 p.m. at Chicago 1 p.m. Seattle 1 p.m. Arizona 8:20 p.m. at Miami 1 p.m. Green Bay 1 p.m. New England (at London) 1 p.m. BYE at San Francisco 4:25 p.m. N.Y. Jets 1 p.m. at Arizona 4:25 p.m. San Francisco 1 p.m. at Buffalo 1 p.m. Minnesota 1 p.m. at Tampa Bay 1 p.m. at Seattle 4:25 p.m.

San Francisco 49ers Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 18 Oct. 29 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 19 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

Tampa Bay Bucs Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 25 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

Atlanta at Buffalo at New Orleans San Diego Baltimore at Tampa Bay BYE Oakland at San Diego at Pittsburgh Cincinnati Denver Carolina at Cleveland at Oakland Indianapolis at Denver

NFC West Arizona Cardinals

New Orleans Saints Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 5 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Nov. 29 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:25 p.m.

San Diego Chargers Sept. 10 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 1 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

Carolina Panthers

8:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m.

8:20 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Oakland Raiders Sept. 10 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 6 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

NFC South Atlanta Falcons 8:30 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:30 p.m.

Pittsburgh at Atlanta Houston Oakland at New England at San Diego BYE New Orleans at Cincinnati at Carolina San Diego at Kansas City Tampa Bay at Oakland at Baltimore Cleveland Kansas City

Kansas City Chiefs 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Jacksonville Jaguars Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 8 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

Washington Redskins

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m.

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m.

Tennessee Titans

Buffalo at Pittsburgh at Miami San Francisco Houston Indianapolis at New England Miami BYE at Seattle at St. Louis New England Arizona at Jacksonville at Tennessee San Diego at Buffalo

Philadelphia Eagles

4:25 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Minnesota Vikings Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 25 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

at Tennessee Arizona at Baltimore at Buffalo Denver at Seattle N.Y. Jets at St. Louis (London) BYE Buffalo Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets at Miami Houston San Francisco at Jacksonville Miami

Miami at Jacksonville at Denver Tennessee at N.Y. Jets Green Bay Baltimore BYE Buffalo at Chicago Jacksonville at Detroit at Tennessee at New England Indianapolis Minnesota at Indianapolis

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AFC West Denver Broncos

Indianapolis Colts 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

New York Giants 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Green Bay Packers Sept. 9 Sept. 13 Sept. 24 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

at Houston Oakland N.Y. Jets at Arizona at Cincinnati St. Louis BYE at N.Y. Jets at Indianapolis Tennessee at Buffalo Seattle New England at San Francisco Jacksonville Buffalo at New England

NFC East Dallas Cowboys

Detroit Lions Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 22 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 22 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 22 Dec. 30

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 8 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 22 Dec. 2 Dec. 10 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

New York Jets

8:20 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:25 p.m.

NFC North Chicago Bears Sept. 9 Sept. 13 Sept. 23 Oct. 1 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 22 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 19 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m.

New England Patriots

7 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Pittsburgh Steelers Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 12 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

at N.Y. Jets Kansas City at Cleveland New England at San Francisco at Arizona Tennessee BYE at Houston at New England Miami at Indianapolis Jacksonville St. Louis Seattle (at Toronto) at Miami N.Y. Jets

Miami Dolphins

7 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m.

Baltimore Ravens Sept. 10 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 27 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

AFC South Houston Texans

AFC East Buffalo Bills

1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

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at Green Bay Detroit at Minnesota at N.Y. Jets Buffalo N.Y. Giants Seattle at Arizona BYE St. Louis Chicago at New Orleans at St. Louis Miami at New England at Seattle Arizona

4:25 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:25 p.m.

Seattle Seahawks 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 24 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 18 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18 Nov. 25 Dec. 2 Dec. 9 Dec. 16 Dec. 23 Dec. 30

at Arizona Dallas Green Bay at St. Louis at Carolina New England at San Francisco at Detroit Minnesota N.Y. Jets BYE at Miami at Chicago Arizona at Buffalo (Toronto) San Francisco St. Louis

4:25 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 8:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 8:20 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:05 p.m. 4:25 p.m. 4:25 p.m.

PREP SCHEDULES

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

2012 Fall Prep Sports Schedules PIQUA Cross Country Aug. 25, at Brookville Sept. 1, at Miamisburg Sept. 5, at Fairborn (boys only) Sept. 8, at Tiffin (girls only) Sept. 15, at Ottowa Glandorf Sept. 22, at Sidney Sept. 29, at Milton-Union Oct. 6, PIQUA INVITATIONAL Oct. 13, at GWOC Boys Golf Aug. 24, VANDALIA-BUTLER Aug. 29, at Sidney Aug. 30, at Greenville/Eaton Sept. 7, at Greenville Sept. 17, at Wayne Sept. 18, COVINGTON Sept. 21, at Troy Sept. 24, WAYNE Sept. 27, at GWOC Postseason Boys Soccer Aug. 25, NEWTON Aug. 28, at Lebanon Aug. 30, CENTERVILLE Sept. 4, at Springfield Sept. 8, LIMA SHAWNEE Sept. 11, VANDALIA-BUTLER Sept. 15, MIAMI EAST Sept. 18, at Sidney Sept. 20, at Belmont Sept. 22, at Kenton Ridge Sept. 25, GREENVILLE Sept. 27, at Miamisburg Sept. 29, at Milton-Union Oct. 2, TROTWOOD-MADISON Oct. 9, at Troy Girls Soccer Aug. 25, NEWTON Aug. 29, LEBANON Sept. 1, CELINA Sept. 5, SPRINGFIELD Sept. 9, at Vandalia-Butler Sept. 15, at Graham Sept. 19, SIDNEY Sept. 22, at Xenia Sept. 24, at Centerville Sept. 26, at Greenon Sept. 29, at Miami East Oct. 1, STIVERS Oct. 3, at Trotwood-Madison Oct. 6, at Greenville Oct. 10, TROY Oct. 13, LEHMAN Girls Tennis Aug. 23, SPRINGFIELD Aug. 27, at Fairborn Aug. 28, at Vandalia-Butler Aug. 30, XENIA Sept. 4, SIDNEY Sept. 6, at Northmont Sept. 8, at Greenville Tourney Sept. 11, at Greenville Sept. 13, URBANA Sept. 18, at Trotwood-Madison Sept. 20, LEBANON Sept. 24, at West Carrollton Sept. 25, TROY Sept. 29, at GWOC Tourney Volleyball Aug. 28, at Fairborn Aug. 30, LEBANON Sept. 4, at Centerville Sept. 5, at Lehman Catholic Sept. 6, SPRINGFIELD Sept. 10, BELLBROOK Sept. 11, at Vandalia-Butler Sept. 13, SIDNEY Sept. 18, at Greenville Sept. 20, at Trotwood-Madison Sept. 22, PIQUA INVITATIONAL Sept. 24, MILTON-UNION Sept. 25, TROY Sept. 27, at Xenia Sept. 29, at Lima Senior Oct. 1, at GWOC Tourney Oct. 4, at GWOC Tourney Oct. 9, at GWOC Tourney Oct. 11, at GWOC Tourney BRADFORD Cross Country Aug. 25, at Bob Schul Invitational Sept. 1, at Treaty City Invitational Sept. 8, at Bearcat Invitational Sept. 11, at Fort Loramie Invitational Sept. 15, at Marysville Invitational Sept. 18, at Darke County Invitational Sept. 22, at Tour de Sewer Sept. 25, at Patriot Invitational Sept 29, at Best in the West Oct. 4, at Coldwater Invitational Oct. 6, at Anna Invitational Oct. 13, at CCC Volleyball Aug. 25, at Darke County Invitational Aug. 27, at Riverside Aug. 30, at Twin Valley South Sept. 4, TRI-COUNTY NORTH Sept. 6, at National Trail Sept. 8, at Dixie Sept. 11, MIAMI EAST Sept. 13, at Covington Sept. 17, HOUSTON Sept. 18, BETHEL Sept. 20, ANSONIA Sept. 22, at Arcanum Sept. 25, at Tri-Village Sept. 27, at Newton Sept. 29, RUSSIA Oct. 1, at Troy Christian Oct. 2, MISSISSINAWA VALLEY Oct. 4, at Franklin Monroe Oct. 8, at Milton-Union Oct. 11, ARCANUM COVINGTON Cross Country Aug. 25, at Bob Schul Invitational Sept. 1, at Treaty City Invitational Sept. 8, at Spencerville Invitational Sept. 15, at Cedarville Invitational Sept. 22, at George Rogers Sept. 29, at Miami County Invitational Oct. 6, at Anna Invitational Oct. 13, at CCC Boys Golf Aug. 23, at Mississinawa Valley Aug. 27, FRANKLIN MONROE Aug. 28, at Bethel Aug. 30, TWIN VALLEY SOUTH Sept. 1, at Versailles Invitational Sept. 4, TRI-COUNTY NORTH Sept. 6, NATIONAL TRAIL Sept. 10, MIAMI EAST Sept. 11, ANSONIA Sept. 13, at Arcanum Sept. 17, at New Knoxville/Fort Loramie Sept. 20, at CCC Girls Golf Aug. 23, at Mississinawa Valley Aug. 27, FRANKLIN MONROE Aug. 28, at Fort Loramie Aug. 31, at Russia Sept. 4, at St. Henry Sept. 6, NATIONAL TRAIL Sept. 10, MIAMI EAST Sept. 12, TROY Sept. 13, at Arcanum Sept. 17, RUSSIA Sept. 20, at CCC Sept. 24, at Troy Volleyball Aug. 27, at Bethel Aug. 30, at Tri-Village Sept. 4, NEWTON Sept. 6, at Mississinawa Valley Sept. 8, at Versailles Sept. 10, FRANKLIN MONROE Sept. 13, at Bradford Sept. 15, ANSONIA Sept. 17, ARCANUM Sept. 20, TWIN VALLEY SOUTH Sept. 22, ANNA Sept. 25, at Tri-County North

Sept. 27, at National Trail Sept. 29, at Minster tri Oct. 1, MIAMI EAST GRAHAM Cross Country Aug. 25, at Northwestern Invitational Sept. 8, at Mason Invitational Sept. 15, GRAHAM INVITATIONAL Sept. 18, at Max Evans Memorial Sept. 22, at Troy Invitational Sept. 29, at Buck Creek Invitational Oct. 6, at Anna Invitational Oct. 13, at CBC Boys Golf Sept. 1, at Versailles Invitational Sept. 5, at Urbana Sept. 7, at Miami East Sept. 10, at Indian Lake Sept. 13, MILTON-UNION Sept. 20, at CBC Girls Golf Aug. 29, at Urbana Sept. 5, at Kenton Ridge Sept. 7, at Miami East Sept. 10, at Champaign County Boys Soccer Aug. 27, LEHMAN Aug. 29, at Bellefontaine Sept. 1, at Milton-Union Sept. 5, STEBBINS Sept. 8, at Bethel Sept. 10, at Tippecanoe Sept. 12, SPRINGFIELD SHAWNEE Sept. 17, at Kenton Ridge Sept. 19, TECUMSEH Sept. 22, WEST LIBERTY-SALEM Sept. 24, BEN LOGAN Sept. 26, NORTHWESTERN Oct. 1, at Greenon Oct. 3, INDIAN LAKE Oct. 10, at Urbana Girls Soccer Aug. 27, at Lehman Aug. 29, BELLEFONTAINE Sept. 5, at Stebbins Sept. 8, at Bethel Sept. 10, TIPPECANOE Sept. 12, at Soringfield Shawnee Sept. 15, PIQUA Sept. 17, KENTON RIDGE Sept. 19, at Tecumseh Spet. 24, at Ben Logan Sept. 26, at Northwestern Sept. 29, at Greeneview Oct. 1, GREENON Oct. 3, at Indian Lake Oct. 10, URBANA Volleyball Aug. 25, GRAHAM TRI Aug. 28, URBANA Aug. 30, at Greenon Sept. 6, INDIAN LAKE Sept. 8, at Troy Invitational Sept. 11, BELLEFONTAINE Sept. 13, BEN LOGAN Sept. 18, at Northwestern Sept. 20, at Kenton Ridge Sept. 25, at Urbana Sept. 27, GREENON Sept. 29, GREENVILLE Oct. 2, TIPPECANOE Oct. 4, at Indian Lake Oct. 9, at Ben Logan Oct. 11, NORTHWESTERN HOUSTON Cross Country Aug. 25, at Bob Schul Invitational Sept. 8, at Bearcat Invitational Sept. 11, at Fort Loramie Invitational Sept. 15, at Eaton Invitational Sept. 22, at Tour de Sewer Sept. 25, at Tri-Village Invitational Sept. 29, at Best in the West Oct. 6, at Anna Invitational Oct. 13, at SCL meet Boys Golf Aug. 27, ANSONIA Aug. 28, ANNA Aug. 30, at Fort Loramie Sept. 4, FAIRLAWN Sept. 8, at Joe Middleton Invitational Sept. 13, BOTKINS Sept. 20, at SCL Volleyball Aug. 27, ARCANUM Aug. 28, at Jackson Center Aug. 30, ANNA Sept. 4, at Fort Loramie Sept. 6, FAIRLAWN Sept. 8, ANSONIA/FM Sept. 11, NEW KNOXVILLE Sept. 13, at Russia Sept. 15, HOUSTON TRI Sept. 17, at Bradford Sept. 18, BOTKINS Sept. 20, JACKSON CENTER Sept. 25, at Anna Sept. 27, FORT LORAMIE Sept. 29, NEWTON/RIVERSIDE Oct. 1, at Minster Oct. 2, at Fairlawn Oct. 8, RUSSIA Oct. 9, at Botkins LEHMAN CATHOLIC Cross Country Aug. 25, at Bob Schul Invitational Sept. 8, at Spencerville Invitational Sept. 11, at Fort Loramie Invitational Sept. 15, at Graham Invitational Sept. 18, at Ohio Caverns Invitational Sept. 22, at Sidney Invitational Sept. 29, at Botkins Invitational Oct. 4, at Coldwater Invitational Oct. 6, at Anna Invitational Boys Golf Aug. 23, RIVERSIDE Aug. 27, at Russia Aug. 28, at Riverside Sept. 1, at Versailles Invitational Sept. 4, at Lima Perry Sept. 6, SIDNEY Sept. 10, LEHMAN TRI Sept. 14, at New Knoxville Sept. 15, at Jordan Memorial Sept. 17, LEHMAN TRI Sept. 18, at Marion Local Boys Soccer Aug. 25, MIAMI VALLEY Aug. 27, at Graham Sept. 1, at Dayton Christian Sept. 6, GREENVILLE Sept. 8, BELLEFONTAINE Sept. 13, BOTKINS Sept. 15, at Ottoville Sept. 18, at Bethel Sept. 22, at Newton Sept. 27, NEW KNOXVILLE Sept. 29, YELLOW SPRINGS Oct. 2, FRANKLIN MONROE Oct. 6, at Greenon Oct. 11, at LCC Oct. 13, MILTON-UNION Girls Soccer Aug. 25, CELINA Aug. 27, GRAHAM Sept. 1, at Dayton Christian Sept. 6, at Botkins Sept. 8, CATHOLIC CENTRAL Sept. 15, ANNA Sept. 18, at Bethel Sept. 22, at Newton Sept. 25, MIAMI EAST Sept. 29, TROY CHRISTIAN Oct. 1, FRANKLIN MONROE Oct. 6, at Delphos St. John’s Oct. 8, at Bellefontaine Oct. 11, at Anna Oct. 13, at Piqua Girls Tennis Aug. 25, at Schroeder’s Aug. 27, at Milton-Union Aug. 28, CELINA Aug. 29, SIDNEY Sept. 4, at LCC

Sept. 5, BELLBROOK Sept. 10, at Miami Valley Sept. 11, ST. MARYS Sept. 12, at Brookville Sept. 17, CARROLL Sept. 19, at Eaton Sept. 22, at Carroll Invitational Sept. 24, at Wapakoneta Sept. 25, at Catholic Central Volleyball Aug. 25, at Fairlawn Aug. 28, at Marion Local Aug. 29, at Urbana Sept. 1, LEHMAN INVITATIONAL Sept. 4, VERSAILLES Sept. 5, PIQUA Sept. 8, at Jackson Center Sept. 11, at St. Henry Sept. 13, at Anna Sept. 15, LEHMAN TRI Sept. 18, CELINA Sept. 20, FORT LORAMIE Sept. 22, at Piqua Invitational Sept. 24, FORT RECOVERY Sept. 27, MIAMI EAST Oct. 2, at New Bremen Oct. 8, PARKWAY MIAMI EAST Cross Country Aug. 25, at Northwestern Invitational Sept. 1, at Treaty City Invitational Sept. 11, at Indian Valley Invitational Sept. 15, at Northmont Sept. 22, at George Rogers Sept. 25, at Tri-Village Invitational Sept. 29, at Miami County Invitational Oct. 3, at Tippecanoe Invitational Oct. 6, at Piqua Invitational Oct. 13, at CCC meet Boys Golf Aug. 23, at Franklin Monroe Aug. 27, BETHEL Aug. 28, at Twin Valley South Aug. 30, TRI-COUNTY NORTH Sept. 1, at Versailles Invitational Sept. 4, at National Trail Sept. 6, ANSONIA Sept. 7, GRAHAM Sept. 8, at Tri-Village Invitational Sept. 11, ARCANUM Sept. 13, TRI-VILLAGE Sept. 20, at CCC Sept. 24, at Milton-Union Girls Golf Aug. 23, at Franklin Monroe Aug. 28, RUSSIA Aug. 30, at Troy Sept. 4, at National Trail Sept. 7, GRAHAM Sept. 10, at Covington Sept. 11, ARCANUM Sept. 12, at Catholic Central Sept. 13, TRI-VILLAGE Sept. 17, TROY Sept. 18, at Russia Sept. 20, at CCC Boys Soccer Aug. 30, at National Trail Sept. 4, at Botkins Sept. 6, at Franklin Monroe Sept. 8, TROY CHRISTIAN Sept. 13, TRI-COUNTY NORTH Sept. 15, at Piqua Sept. 17, EMMANUEL CHRISTIAN Sept. 20, at Bethel Sept. 27, NEWTON Sept. 29, at Fairlawn Oct. 4, TWIN VALLEY SOUTH Oct. 6, at Milton-Union Oct. 8, at Springfield Shawnee Oct. 11, at Tri-Village Girls Soccer Aug. 25, vs. West Liberty-Salem Aug. 30, at National Trail Sept. 1, at Tecumseh Sept. 6, at Franklin Monroe Sept. 8, TROY CHRISTIAN Sept. 13, TRI-COUNTY NORTH Sept. 18, ANNA Sept. 20, BETHEL Sept. 25, at Lehman Sept. 27, NEWTON Sept. 29, PIQUA Oct. 4, TWIN VALLEY SOUTH Oct. 6, MILTON-UNION Oct. 8, at Springfield Shawnee Volleyball Aug. 25, at Coldwater Classic Aug. 30, NEWTON Sept. 1, at Troy Sept. 4, at Mississinawa Valley Sept. 6, FRANKLIN MONROE Sept. 11, at Bradford Sept. 13, ARCANUM Sept. 18, TWIN VALLEY SOUTH Sept. 20, at Tri-County North Sept. 22, at Piqua Invitational Sept. 24, URBANA Sept. 25, at National Trail Sept. 27, at Lehman Sept. 29, at Columbus Hartley Oct. 2, COVINGTON Oct. 4, at Bethel Oct. 9, ANSONIA Oct. 11, at Tri-Village MILTON-UNION Cross Country Aug. 25, BOB SCHUL INVITATIONAL Sept. 1, at Treaty City Sept. 8, at Tiffin Carnival (boys) Sept. 8, at Brookville (girls) Sept. 11, at Greenon Sept. 15, at Eaton Invitational Sept. 22, at Bellbrook Invitational Sept. 29, MIAMI COUNTY INVITE Oct. 13, SWBL Boys Golf Aug. 27, DIXIE Aug. 29, BROOKVILLE Sept. 1, at Versailles Invitational Sept. 5, at Carlisle Sept. 6, at Northridge Sept. 11, MIDDLETOWN MADISON Sept. 12, BELLBROOK Sept. 13, at Graham Sept. 17, MIAMI EAST Sept. 18, TRI-COUNTY NORTH Sept. 20, at SWBL Boys Soccer Aug. 28, PREBLE SHAWNEE Aug. 30, at Dixie Sept. 1, GRAHAM Sept. 4, at Waynesville Sept. 6, at Belmont Sept. 13, at Middletown Madison Sept. 15, NEWTON Sept. 22, at Brookville Sept. 27, WAYNESVILLE Sept. 29, at Piqua Oct. 2, MIDDLETOWN MADISON Oct. 6, MIAMI EAST Oct. 9, at Preble Shawnee Oct. 11, DIXIE Oct. 13, at Lehman Girls Soccer Aug. 23, BROOKVILLE Aug. 28, at Preble Shawnee Aug. 30, DIXIE Sept. 4, WAYNESVILLE Sept. 6, at Northridge Sept. 13, MIDDLETOWN MADISON Sept. 15, NEWTON Sept. 25, NORTHRIDGE Sept. 27, at Waynesville Oct. 2, at Middletown Madison Oct. 4, CARLISLE Oct. 6, at Miami East Oct. 9, PREBLE SHAWNEE Oct. 11, at Dixie Girls Tennis Aug. 23, at Dixie Aug. 25, at Schroeder Aug. 27, LEHMAN CATHOLIC Aug. 28, at Waynesville

Aug. 29, GREENVILLE Aug. 30, NORTHRIDGE Sept. 4, at Bellbrook Sept. 5, BEAVERCREEK Sept. 6, CATHOLIC CENTRAL Sept. 10, VALLEY VIEW Sept. 11, at Middletown Madison Sept. 12, at Northmont Sept. 13, CARLISLE Sept. 17, at C-J Sept. 20, at Brookville Sept. 26, at SWBL Volleyball Aug. 28, at Preble Shawnee Aug. 30, DIXIE Sept. 4, WAYNESVILLE Sept. 6, at Northridge Sept. 8, M-U TRI Sept. 13, MIDDLETOWN MADISON Sept. 18, at Carlisle Sept. 24, at Piqua Sept. 25, NORTHRIDGE Sept. 27, at Waynesville Sept. 29, TRI-COUNTY NORTH Oct. 2, at Middletown Madison Oct. 4, CARLISLE Oct. 6, at London Classic Oct. 8, BRADFORD Oct. 9, PREBLE SHAWNEE Oct. 11, at Dixie NEWTON Cross Country Aug. 25, at Bob Schul Invitational Sept. 8, at Mason Invitational Sept. 15, at Eaton Invitational Sept. 22, at George Rogers Sept. 25, at Patriot Invitational Sept. 29, at Miami County Invite Oct. 6, at Ed Leas Classic Boys Golf Aug. 23, NEWTON Aug. 27, at Tri-Village Aug. 28, ANSONIA Aug. 30, MISSISSINAWA VALLEY Sept. 4, FRANKLIN MONROE Sept. 6, at Bethel Sept. 8, at Joe Middleton Invitational Sept. 11, at Tri-County North Sept. 13, at National Trail Sept. 20, at CCC Boys Soccer Aug. 25, at Piqua Aug. 30, at Franklin Monroe Sept. 6, TWIN VALLEY SOUTH Sept. 13, at Tri-Village Sept. 15, at Milton-Union Sept. 20, TRI-COUNTY NORTH Sept. 22, LEHMAN CATHOLIC Sept. 25, at Xenia Christian Sept. 27, at Miami East Sept. 29, DIXIE Oct. 2, at Botkins Oct. 4, at National Trail Oct. 6, FRANKLIN MONROE Oct. 11, BETHEL Girls Soccer Aug. 23, at Troy Christian Aug. 25, at Piqua Aug. 30, at Franklin Monroe Sept. 4, ANNA Sept. 6, TWIN VALLEY SOUTH Sept. 8, NORTHRIDGE Sept. 11, BOTKINS Sept. 15, at Milton-Union Sept. 20, TRI-COUNTY NORTH Sept. 22, LEHMAN CATHOLIC Sept. 27, at Miami East Sept. 29, MIAMI VALLEY Oct. 4, at National Trail Oct. 6, FRANKLIN MONROE Oct. 11, BETHEL Volleyball Aug. 25, at Stivers Aug. 27, RUSSIA Aug. 30, at Miami East Sept. 4, COVINGTON Sept. 6, BETHEL Sept. 10, at Northridge Sept. 11, at Ansonia Sept. 13, TRI-VILLAGE Sept. 15, TROY CHRISTIAN Sept. 22, at Dixie tri Sept. 25, at Franklin Monroe Sept. 27, BRADFORD Sept. 29, HOUSTON/RIVERSIDE Oct. 2, at Arcanum Oct. 4, TWIN VALLEY SOUTH Oct. 6, NEWTON TRI Oct. 8, at Mississinawa Valley Oct. 9, at Tri-County North Oct. 11, NATIONAL TRAIL RUSSIA Cross Country Aug. 25, at Bob Schul Invitational Sept. 8, at Spencerville Invitational Sept. 11, at Fort Loramie Invitational Sept. 15, at Eaton Invitational Sept. 29, at Best of the West Oct. 6, at Anna Invitational Oct. 13, at SCL Boys Golf Aug. 23, at Botkins Aug. 27, LEHMAN Aug. 30, at Anna Sept. 1, at Versailles Invitational Sept. 4, FORT LORAMIE Sept. 6, at Fairlawn Sept. 8, at Middleton Invitational Sept. 17, RUSSIA TRI Sept. 20, SCL Girls Golf Aug. 28, at Miami East Aug. 31, COVINGTON Sept. 11, at St. Henry Sept. 13, MARION LOCAL Sept. 17, at Covington Sept. 18, NEW BREMEN Volleyball Aug. 25, NEW BREMEN Aug. 27, at Newton Aug. 28, at Botkins Aug. 30, JACKSON CENTER Sept. 4, at Anna Sept. 6, FORT LORAMIE Sept. 10, at Covington Sept. 11, at Fairlawn Sept. 13, HOUSTON Sept. 15, MISSISSINAWA VALLEY Sept. 20, BOTKINS Sept. 22, at Minster Invitational Sept. 24, VERSAILLES Sept. 25, at Jackson Center Sept. 27, ANNA Sept. 29, at Bradford Oct. 2, at Fort Loramie Oct. 4, FAIRLAWN Oct. 6, WAPAKONETA Oct. 8, at Houston TROY Cross Country Aug. 25, at Brookville Sept. 1, at Running Warrior Invite Sept. 5, at Skyhawk Invitational Sept. 15, at Northmont Sept. 22, TROY INVITATIONAL Sept. 29, at Miami County Invite Oct. 3, at Tippecanoe Oct. 6, at Piqua Invitational Oct. 13, at GWOC Oct. 16, at Yellow Springs Invite Boys Golf Aug. 23, GREENVILLE Aug. 30, VANDALIA-BUTLER Sept. 4, at Firebird Invitational Sept. 11, at Chaminade-Julienne Sept. 12, SIDNEY Sept. 18, at Sidney/Xenia Sept. 19, CHAMINADE-JULIENNE Sept. 20, PIQUA Sept. 25, at Wayne Sept. 27, at GWOC Girls Golf Aug. 29, VANDALIA-BUTLER Aug. 30, MIAMI EAST Sept. 6, at Beavercreek/CJ Sept. 10, WAYNE

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Meyer injects fresh thinking Ready to turn things around at Ohio State COLUMBUS (AP) — On the day he was introduced as Ohio State’s 24th head coach last November, Urban Meyer outlined a relatively simple list of expectations for his players, his staff and himself. “I want a bunch of coaches that coach like their hair’s on fire, and I want a football team that goes four to six seconds of relentless effort,� he said. “You do that, you have a chance to win in every game you play.� Meyer, winner of two national championships at Florida, returned from a oneyear coaching hiatus as an ESPN analyst to take over an Ohio State program mired in NCAA sanctions and beaten down by a year of negative headlines. So far, he’s injected some fresh thinking, a new offensive philosophy and renewed intensity into a program which had been consistently good in a decade under Jim Tressel, before he was bumped off his pedestal for covering up a scheme involving several top players trading memorabilia for tattoos and money. Among several other NCAA penalties, the Buckeyes are banned from going to a bowl after this season. So, with Meyer preaching he wants an “angry� team, they’ve taken it to heart by vowing to run the table and obliterate all the bad publicity from a year of suspensions, violations and sanctions. “Our goal’s to go 12-0,� running back Carlos Hyde said. “Even though we can’t go to a bowl game, we still have to play. So we’re just going to get out there and have a chip on our shoulders since we can’t go to a bowl game — to let the world know who the Buckeyes are this year.� Meyer took over an Ohio State team coming off a dreadful 6-7 season that included a four-game losing skid entering this season. Luke Fickell, the interim coach then, was retained as a defensive co-coordinator. The attitude was bad, some-

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Urban Meyer takes over as Ohio State coach one was suspended for a violation almost every week and it seemed everyone was waiting for the NCAA to hand down the penalties that came just before the Buckeyes lost to Meyer’s former employer, Florida, in the Gator Bowl. “There was a lot of (NCAA and disciplinary) stuff going on last year. You can’t really point out what it was,� cornerback Bradley Roby said. “There was so much stuff going on, I feel like it really affected everybody.� Meyer has told his players to forget 2011 and concentrate on turning around the program. But he doesn’t have three multiyear starters on the offensive line, the top running back and best linebacker from a team whose seven losses were the most for an Ohio State team since 1897. He has, though, instilled a lot of energy and optimism. “Expectations always are high,� said the focal point of Meyer’s vaunted spread attack, second-year quarterback Braxton Miller. “When I was in high school looking at Ohio State, I was like, ‘Man, they aren’t ever going to lose. They’re always going to be good.’ That’s the expectations of the fans.� Miller and the new offense

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are a radical change from the days of Tressel, who once famously called the punt “the most important play in football.� Meyer would prefer not to punt at all. His Buckeyes will play uptempo, throw the ball a lot to a lot of different receivers, and should prevent fans from leaving their seats for a bathroom break for fear they’ll miss a 70-yard pass play — or maybe a turnover. Jordan Hall would have been the H back in the offense, the guy around whom most plays revolve. But he’s out for the first couple of games after cutting a tendon while walking barefoot outside his apartment this summer. In his stead, Hyde, freshman Bri’onte Dunn (who sidestepped legal problems this summer) and Rod Smith also figure to be playmakers. Much depends on wideouts Evan Spencer, Verlon Reed, Devin Smith, Michael Thomas and converted tight end Jake Stoneburner. If one or more of them proves to be a threat to take a short pass the distance, it’ll make things considerably easier on Miller. The line needs rebuilding, with first-year players dotting the two-deep. On defense, the brutes up

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front will be a strength, with Meyer gushing about the play of John Simon, Johnathan Hankins, Garrett Goebel and — when he returns from microfracture surgery — Nathan Williams. The linebacker position is thin but talented, with a lot riding on the improvement of Ryan Shazier and Curtis Grant. Cornerbacks Roby and Travis Howard and safeties Christian Bryant, C.J. Barnett and Orhian Johnson anchor the secondary. “I feel that everybody has bought into coach Meyer,â€? said Shazier, a promising sophomore who sports a shaved head. “With everybody adjusting to it, I think we’re going to have a really good season.â€? Meyer, who twice quit the Florida job due to stress, health and family considerations, swears that he’s feeling reinvigorated and taking steps to make sure he doesn’t burn out again. His first Ohio State schedule won’t cause him any heartburn. The Buckeyes play their first four games at home against the likes of Miami (Ohio), Central Florida, California and UAB, and in a down year for the Big Ten almost every conference game is winnable. The toughest will be at Michigan State on Sept. 29, Nebraska at home a week later, and the 1-2 punch to close the regular season, at two-time defending champ Wisconsin and home against archrival Michigan. Then ‌ the season ends. With no bowl game, Meyer and his team will have to be content with whatever they can accomplish in 12 games. Meyer has no idea how everyone, including himself, will handle the abrupt end of the season. “We’ve never not played for a championship in November,â€? he said. “Ten years as a head coach, every November we were playing for a championship. Do we have to create our own championship? I don’t know. We’ll see how it goes.â€?

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and Beavercreek for the GWOC title. GIRLS CC Kevin Alexander returns for his seventh season as coach of the Lady Trojans. Graduating off last year’s GWOC North champions and regional qualifiers are Hailey Pierce, Riley Isely, Colleen Powers, Caitlin Culp and Kaitlyn Youtz. Returning letterwinners include seniors Angela Dennison, Caitlyn McMinn and Mariah Sano; juniors Jena Stewart, Courtney Burgaser, Katie-Grace Sawka and Eillie Walters; and sophomores Cristina Dennison, Megan Falknor and Natalie Snyder. “The team is comprised of a strong nucleus of talented returning runners this season,� Alexander said. “The only obstacle that may prevent the team from reaching its goals is that the girls need to be more assertive in practices and competition. I believe the team leaders will step forward and convince the less experienced runners to push beyond their comfort zone in the coming weeks.� Alexander expects Greenville to be a strong team in the GWOC North. “Greenville should provide a formidable challenge for the girls to repeat as GWOC North champions,� Alexander said. “Greenville has a strong nucleus of underclassmen that will only get better as the season progresses.� GIRLS SOCCER Michael Rasey returns for his second season as coach. The Lady Trojans finished 11-8-1 overall last year and 4-1 in the GWOC North. Graduating off that team were Liana Corio, Emily DeBella and Kathryn Lewis. Returning letterwinners include seniors Amanda Blakley, Jessica Bornhorst, Madison Burchfield, Kasey Copas, Marisa Mowery, Ashley Rector, Catelyn Schmiedebusch, Mackenzie Schulz and Cierra Sutherland; juniors Morgan Brown, Natasha Lucas, Leah Soutar and Maci Wadsoworth; and sophomores Ashley Littrell, Courtney Mazzulla and Kina Sekito. “We are looking forward to a very successful season with a team that returns 15 players from the one that made it to district finals one year ago,� Rasey said. “With the addition of Morgan Brown (back for her junior year), Alexis Hull and Melissa Short, our goal is to win the GWOC North and make it further in the tournament.�

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