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Above: Moeller's Luke Beuerlein finished third in 15:34 in the Division I state aoss country meet Left: Amy Sanders of Sycamore runs in the Division I aoss country meet at Scioto Downs in Columbus. Sanders finished 1oth in 18:56.


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A happy ending 4!)jK HeartRun By Shamon Russell Enquirer staff writer

Moeller freshman Holden Marsh won the 5K HeartRun Sunday morning, but he said it's a title that almost wasn't A course mix-up stalled lead runner David Adams and Marsh said he gained enough leeway to win. The 1!>year-<>ld said the lead truck, which directs race frontrunners, pressed forward at a turnaround and Adams briefly remained in line with the vehicle. The extra seconds shifted the momentum and, eventually, the winner. But Marsh didn't think he had the title until he was the lone runner in the finish chutes. "I knew I had to pick it up because I was right in front of him," Marsh said. After running, he pointed to Adams, 19, and said he "should be the winner," and the two shook hands. Marsh finished in 16:50. Adams was second in 16:56. HAVE AHEARl': The HumanaHeart Mini-Marathon has raised $13 million for the American Heart Association since the event's inception. The AHA

is a national voluntary health agency striving to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. This year's Mini-Marathon goal was $1 million. AHA communications director Lori Fovel estimated that $900,000 had been raised by Sunday's races, with still more donations and pledges to come. ATTENDIUtCE: More than 11,000 runners and walkers participated in the 5K HeartRun, 15K Mini-Marathon, HeartWalk and Kids' 2K MiniMaraFun. Fovel said those numbers are on pace with last year's. IEMIWALK: Heart stroke and heart disease survivors commemorated this event by wearing red caps. Many fumilies and friends wore custom-made T-shirts and earned signs for their loved ones. Seven-year-<>ld Delhi resident Meghan Hils was among the honorees. Seventy-<>ne people wore ''Meghan's Miracles" T-shirts for the firstgrader, including her mother Patty, father Dan, and brother Alex, 5. "She was born with a major heart defect She's had four open-heart surgeries and 12 angioplasties so we've done this every year for her," Patty

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More than 11,000 runners and walkers participated in the 5K HeartRun, 15K Mini-Marathon, HeartWalk and Kids' 2K Mini-MaraFun.

Hils said. Meghan had her most recentangioplasty last year in San Francisco. Hils said her daughter is doing well, although doctors have said "there's really nothing more they can do." Eventually she will need a transplant CORPORA1E HEARl': The MiniMarathon's fund raising efforts were spurred by 40 corporate sponsorships- a 10 percent increase since last year, Fovel said. About 35 percent of last year's $800,000 raised came from corporations. Marathon planners decided to integrate a new position into the mix to promote the event in area businesses. Kevin Canafux, Fidelity Investments' vice president for regional public affairs, became the first official event chairman. His main duty was

soliciting new corporations for teams or sponsorships. The individual companies elected team leaders to handle fund raising. Children's Hospital and Christ Hospital led the campaign with the most entrants, but Fidelity shared success of its own. Employees in its Midwest Region offices, including Covington, Ky. and Blue Ash, had raised $41,700 at last count More than 320 Fidelity employees and their fumilies and friends participated in the event "Participation and support have really connected with the employee population, partly because of the mission of the AHA," Canafax said. "Everyone has been touched directly or indirectly with heart disease."

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¡¡Taylor ~aits for verdict a{r/o'f

By Jarred Ulrey

Enquirer contributor

COLUMBUS -The apologies from the Ohio High School Athletic Association were many as teams in the Divisions I and ll girls races at Saturday's state meet were left wondering how they fihished. Because of "difficulties with technology," as one official called it, final team results aren't expected to be available until today, after tapes of the races are reviewed. Taylor and Kettering Alter probably fiillshed first and second in Division II, but it was too close to call. And in Division I, Bowling Green probably defended its team title, but it was not clear who finished second. Several teams, including Colerain, St. Ursula, Mercy and Turpin, could place second. "We compared notes with Alter and we think points-wise that we might be up a couple points, but nothing's for sure at this point," said Taylor coach Chip Dobson, whose team was led by seventhplace fihisher Emily Thompson. The Division I individual champion for both boys and girls came .from the Southwest District, as

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Middletown's Jeff See successfully defended his state title, winning the Division I race.

Middletown senior Jeff See defended his state title in 15:25 and Mason junior Angela Bizzarri won the girls' title. See's performance led the Middies to the state team championship as well, as they fihished with 113 points. LaSalle came in second (144) and St. Xavier third (153). "With about 1,200 feet left, I knew I needed to go, so I did," See said. "It's very satisfying." Moeller senior Luke Beuerlein fihished third in 15:34. Salem scored 61 points to win the Division ll boys' team title. Alter was sixth (157) and Taylor was 11th (256). Purcell Marian junior Carey Tighe placed 12th (16:29). Bizzarri celebrated her second state title after taking 25th last season and winning as a freshman. ''I'm just excited I was able to come back and win it this year," Bizzarri said. "It's kind of nice."


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(Top4teams~......,_l Team Results: 1. Sycamore 59; 2. Moeller 90; 3.la Salle 96; 4.Lakota East !17; 5. Kings 132; 6. Turpin 134; 7.Anderosn 137; 8. Fairfield 179; 9. Ham-

son232; 10. Walnut Hills 267·, 11. Glen Este 319; 12. ~melia 321: \3. liOIWOOO 40<l. lop flnlshen: 1. Beuenein (Moeller) 15·.50; 2. Morgan (Kings) 16'.05; 3. Rosen (Syc) 16:15; 4. Pe!e<S (lE) 16:22; 5. Winebar(Kings) 16:26; 6. Pucillo (AnI dewn) 16:29; 7. Fisher (lE) 16:30; 8. Webb (Fair) 16:32; 9. Harris (Syc) 16:34; 10. lang (La Salle) 16:35; 11. lnanli (Syc) 16:35; 12. Fyffe (Andewn) 16:36; 13. Meyer (Moeller) 16:36; 14. Heister (La Salle) 16:36; 15. Bittner(laSalle) 16:40; 16. Williams (Syc) 16:41.

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Division II (Top 5 teams and top 20 individuals advance) Team Results: I. Taylor 71; 2. Badin 104: 3. Wyoming 110; 4. McNicholas 114; 5. Mariemont 123; 6. Goshen 151; 7. Purcell Marian 169; B. Flnneytown 195; 9. New Richmond 238; 10. Utile Miami 251; 11. Roger Bacon 276; 12.1ndian Hill298; 13. Blanchester 319; 14. Ross 361. Top Finishers: 1. Tighe (Purcell) 16:35;2. McArthur (Taylor) 16:35; 3. Singelton (Goshen) 17:11; 4. Hackett (McNick) 17:20; 5. lakes (Badin) 17:21; 6. Tekulve (McNick) 17:25; 7. Kostoff (Finney) 17:26; 8. Peelman (Purcell) 17:27; 9. Kauffmann (Mariemont) 17:31; 10. Fjlan (New Richmond) 17:35; 11. Triplett (Ta~or) 17:40; 12. Jones (Wyoming) 17:41; 13. O'Brien (Taylor) 17:46·, 14. Branson (Taylor) 17·.49·, !5. Peawn (Finney) 17:50; 16. Weintrub (Wyoming) 17:52; 17. Gammeter (McNick) 18:10; 18. Boehm (Badin) !8:11; !9. Gore (Mariemont) 18:13; 20. Graf (Badin) 18:14.

Division Ill (Top 2 teams and lop 8 indMduals advaneel Team Results: !.lemon-Monroe 54; 2. Madeira 115; 3. CCD 116; 4. Felicity 116; 5. Middletown Christian 127; 6. R_ipley-Union-lewis 130; 7. St Bernard 134; 8. Fayette~lle 150; 9. Saven Hills 203; 10. CHCA 217. Top F"Uiishers: I. Darrell (lM) 16:40; 2. Terrell (Cin. Christian) 17:13; 3. Miller (lM) 17:41; 4. Partin (Summit) 17:40; 5. Kistinger (CCD) 17-.42; 6. Kelner (East Clinton) 17:55; 7. Cahall (Georgetown) 17:57; 8. Taylor (CHCA) IB:14.


C4 FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2004

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Boys' cross country

Top teams are closely packed

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St. Xavier, Taylor are early favorites By Alex Blumer · Enquirer contributor

Defending Division I state champion St. Xavier is the consensus pick of area boys' cross country coaches in what looks to be another closely contested season. "I don't know if there are any truly outstanding teams, including us," St. X coach Larry Merkel said. In Division II, Taylor, which finished sixth at state last year, is the early favorite.

Top teams Division I ST. XAVIER: Seeking their 18th straight state berth, ~e Bombers are paced by twins Rick and Randy King, who were lOth and 13th at state, respectively. "If we stay healthy, we should be very competitive," said Merkel. "We have some good kids who're working hard." Merkel has been encouraged by the running of seniors Brendan Ruberg and Josh Pendl and juniors Rob Thaler and Chris Hasse. La SALLE: Senior Dan Heister has recovered from injury and joins

senior co-captains Tun Bittner and Greg Bader to provide a solid veteran nucleus for the Lancers, who lost their top five runners from last year's sixth-place state finishers. MOELLER: The Crusaders return Luke Beuerlein, a sixth-place finisher at state, but must replace three of their top five runners. KINGS: With se'nior Matt W mebar (11th at state) and juniors Will Rover (29th) and Tommy Morgan (43rd), coach Jim Brant feels this year's edition is capable of besting last year's fourth-place state finish. MIDDLETOWN: Defending Division I state champ Jeff See leads a Middies team missing four of its top seven runners from last year.

Division II TAYLOR: The Yellowjackets must replace last year's top two runners, but return the rest of their top six. Matt O'Brien and Joe McArthur are a close 1-2. McNICHOLAS: After a 12th-place finish at state last season, the Rockets will rely on seniors Charlie Tekulve (16th at regionals), Kevin Hackett, Steven Gammeter and Jared Bickel. WYOMING: The Cowboys lost

Associated Press file

Middletown's Jeff See, a senior, hopes to defend his Division I individual championship.

Lucas Nebert, their top runner from last year. State 800-meter champion and 2002 cross country state qualifier Harold Jones will be counted on to lead a youthful team. BADIN: Junior Robert Lakes (22nd at regionals) is the top returnee.

Other top runners • Chad Balyo, Springboro junior: 18th at state in Division I. • Jules Rosen, Sycamore senior: Tied for 20th at state in Division I. • Taylor Candella, Lakota West senior: 2003 Division I state qualifier. • Logan Singleton, Goshen junior: Division II state qualifier.


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Middletown

Middletown

The senior won his second consecutive state championship with a time of 15:25, seven seconds ahead of the runner-up finisher.

His Middies, led by individual winner Jeff See, won the state championship with 113 points. Runner-up La Salle scored 144.

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Daniel Heister The sophomore finished 31st at the Division I state meet in a time of 16:32. helping the Lancers finish second as a team.

The senior fin- . ished 35th at the Division I state meet in a time of 16:37, helping the Lancers finish as a team.

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ALL-STARS FIRST TEAM Lakota East The senior finished 22nd at the Division I state meet in a time of 16:22.

ALL-STARS

DR-ill RUNNER OF 1HE YEAR

DII-ill COACH OF 1HE YEAR

Purcell Marian The junior fin-

Jules Rosen Sycamore

The senior finished 27th at the Division I state meet in a time of 16:2B.

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His Yellowjackets were ranked high in the state polls all season, and finished 11th at the Divison II state championship meet.

The senior finished third at the Division I state meet in a time of 15:34, after finishing sixth last year.

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Jeff See

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Taylor Candella

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St. Xavier

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Lakota West

Kings

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The senior finished 20th at the Division I state meet in a time of 16:20, helping St. Xavier finish third as a team.

The senior finished 33rd at the Division I state meet in a time of 16:34, helping St. X!lvier finish third as a team.'

The senior finished lOth at the Division I state meet in a time of 16:04.

The junior finished lOth at the Division I state meet in a time of 16:09.

The sophomore finished 18th at the Division I state meet in a time of 16:19.

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C4 FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2004

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Boys' cross country

Top teams are closely packed St. Xavier, Taylor are early favorites By Alex Blumer Enquirer ~ontributor

Defending Division I state champion St. Xavier is the consensus pick of area boys' cross country coaches in what looks to be another closely contested season. "I don't know if there are any truly outstanding teams, including us," St. X coach Larry Merkel said. In Division II, Taylor, which finished sixth at state last year, is the early favorite.

Top teams Division I ST. XAVIER: Seeking their 18th straight state berth, the Bombers are paced by twins Rick and Randy King, who were lOth and 13th at state, respectively. "If we stay healthy, we should be very competitive," said Merkel. "We have some good kids who're working hard." Merkel has been encouraged by the running of seniors Brendan Ruberg and Josh Pend! and juniors Rob Thaler and Chris Hasse. La SALLE: Senior Dan Heister has recovered from injury and joins

senior co-captains Tim Bittner and Greg Bader to provide a solid veteran nucleus for the Lancers, who lost their top five runners from last year's sixth-place state finishers. MOELLER: The Crusaders return Luke Beuerlein, a sixth-place finisher at state, but must replace three of their top five runners. KINGS: With senior Matt Winebar (lith at state) and juniors Will Rover (29th) and Tommy Morgan (43rd), coach Jim Brant feels this year's edition is capable of besting last year's fourth-place state finish. MIDDLETOWN: Defending Division I state champ Jeff See leads a Middies team missing four of its top seven runners from last year.

Division II TAROR: The Yellowjackets must replace last year's top two runners, but return the rest of their top six. Matt O'Brien and Joe McArthur are a close 1-2. McNICHOLAS: After a 12th-place finish at state last season, the Rockets will rely on seniors Charlie Tekulve (16th at regionals), Kevin Hackett, Steven Gammeter and Jared Bickel. WYOMING: The Cowboys lost

Associated Press file

Middletown's Jeff See, a senior, hopes to defend his Division I individual championship.

Lucas Nebert, their top runner from last year. State 800-meter champion and 2002 cross country state qualifier Harold Jones will be counted on to lead a youthful team. BADIN: Junior Robert Lakes (22nd at regionals) is the top returnee.

Other top runners • Chad Balyo, Springboro junior: 18th at state in Division I. • Jules Rosen, Sycamore senior: Tied for 20th at state in Division I. • Taylor Candella, Lakota West senior: 2003 Division I state qualifier. • Logan Singleton, Goshen junior: Division II state qualifier.


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T_ ....... 1, . . . . . . . 113;2,t.. Sole144; 3,M.lllwler153; 4, Beaveraeel<154; 5. Massillon Jackson 161; 6, Wooster 169; 7, Tol. St John's 178: B, Tot. St Francis IB6: 9, Sylvania Not111VIew 217: 10. Uniontown Ulke 233: II, Reynoldsburg 237: 12, Strongsville 247; 13, Hilham Davidson 251: 14. Medina 266; 15, Gahanna linooln 297; 16, \lppef

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DIVISION A

T - Sbndlotp: I. Salem 61. 2. Cuy Falls Walsh Jesuot 109: 3. M1nerva 139: 4. Aurora 150 5. Huntng Valley Umversit~ 155. 6. Kettenng Alter 15 i. 7. Chill. Unooto 193. 8. Peninsula Woodndge 204. 9 Eaton 222; 10. M1lan Edoson 231: 11, T.,.., 256. 12. Corcle~lle Logan Elm 272. 13. Gal•on 279; 14 Wauseon 289. 15. CoiS. Bexley 303; 16. canal W•n cheSter 372 . .......,... llooults: I. Evan Gaynor, Jr.. Oelta. 15:54; 2, Ryan Crocker, Sr.. Cuyahoga Falls CI/CA 15:57; 3, Paul Krebs. Jr.. ~ngAiter, 16:09:4, Nathan Blatt, Jr.. Pepper Pike Orange, 16:10; 5, Scott Lasch, Sr., Huron, 16:12; 6. Chns oennoson. Soph .. Auro<a, 16:13; 7, Aaron Melhorn. Soph., Navane Faorless, 16:18; 8, Kevin S1lver, Beachwood, 16:19: 9, Tony Oipre, Jr., Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit 16:26: 10, Jeff Memert Sr.. Milan Edison. 16:28.

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T - SIMdlop: I, McDonald 92: 2. Middlefield caroinall27: 3, W. Ulfayette Ridiii!Wood 149: 4, Uma Cenlt cath. 151; 5. Yellow Spnngs 158: 6, Old Fort 203; 7. Ashland Crestview 203:8, Fredencktown 204: 9. Mt Gilead 221: 10. Kansas Ulkota 228; 11. Versailles 245; 12, Johnstown-Monroe 246; 13. Cortland Maplewood 255; 14. Bellaire StJohn 268; 15. Haviland Wayne Trace 275: 16. New Bremen 32 7. .......,...lloooolb:I.Dan~tSr .. N uma S. Range 16:13; 2, Kevin Somerville, Sr .. Mogadore 16:19: 3, Andrew Hange, Sr. Shenwood Fa1Mew 16:274. Jason Ordway, Jr. Holgate 16:325. J•m Kong, Sr. Gates M•lls G1lrnour 16:368, Jayce Watson. 5r. , Millersport 16:387, Nick McQwllen, Sr .. N. Robinson Col. Crawford 16:408, Sam Borthers, Soph .. Yellow Spnngs 16:40; t, Seat Dlml, Sr~ .__...... roel6:40, Derek carter, Sr.. caldwelll6:41.


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DIVISION I 1. Middletown ..---· 2. Kings, _ _(101--·· ____ _,,, 3. La Salle------..4. Wooster (2) ......................... .

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7. N. Canton Hoover .................... . B. Tol. Cent Catholic. 9. Reynoldsburg .......................... . 10. Ccpley .................................. . DMSIONU 1. Ash. Edgewood (7) ................. ..

2. W)oming 131-----3. Akron St. V-St Mary (1) .......... .. 4. Cuya. Falls Walsh Jesuit .......... .. 5. Bay VIllage Bay ...................... ..

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1. McOonald (12) ...................... . 2. VeiSailles .......... .. 3. Cortland Maplewood ................ . 4. Bloomdale Elmwood ................ . 5. Old Fon ............ . 6. Middlefield cardinal.. .............. .. 7. Columbus Grove .......... .. B. E. Canton .............................. .. 9. Caldwell ................................. .. 10. Fon Loramie .... .

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1. CenteiVille (5) .......................... 2. Colerain (5). 3. Bowling Green (2) .................... 4. Turpin ...........- - - - - 5. Hudson....................... 6. MaSSillon Jackson.................... 7. Rocky River Magnificat............. 8. St. 9. N. Can. Hoover......................... 10. Hilliard Oavidson ....................

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1. Minster (12)............................. 2. VeiSallles................................. 3. Fon Loramie............................. 4. Louisville Aquinas..................... 5. Attica Seneca E.....................,.. 6. Hopewell-Loudon...................... 7. N. Robinson Col. Crawford........ B, Findlay Ubeny-Benton 9. Ccrtland Maplewood 10. SpenceiVille .....

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Teom Standings: 1. Sycamore 53, 2. POnceton 43, 3. (tie) lakota West, Oak Hills 31, 5. (tie) lakota East, Milford 26, 7. Cclerain 24. B. Middletown 17, 9. Failfield 16,10. Hamilton 10. Championship Belsky (Syc) d. Volle (PO) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5); Thompson (Syc) d. Regenold (Pn) 7-5, 5-7, 6-4; Jackson (Pn) d. ZippeiStein (Syc) 7-5, 6-2; Bokullc-Koetter (Syc) d. Ruwe-Johnson (LW) 6-4, 6-2; Ebetino-Smith (Syc) d. Arozarena-Bumette (LW) 6-4, 6-2. Player of Year. Andrea Volle (Pnn). Coach of year. Brian Mullholand. Third Place llnishen: Fanner (Mid), Alexander (Oak), Keebler (LE), Hale-Mayfield (PO), RusseiiWalteiS(LE).

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Teom Standings: 1. Alter 19, 2. (be) Badin, McNicholas 11, 4. Roger Bacon 4. Championship Showalter(A) d. Brinck (M) 6-3, 6-0; Aannery(B) d. Archer (M) 6-2, 6-0; AlfeiS (B) d. POce (A) 6-1, 6-4; Hausmann-Lechleiter (A) d. Radei-M. Weigand (RB) 6-1, 2-6, 7-6 (12-10); Oahm-Ley (A) d. Phillips-Sain (M) 6-2, 6-2. lhinl Placefinishen: K. Wiegand (B), Schaeff (A), McClellan (M), Oineen-Curran (M), Raabe-Kemme(RB). Turpin 3, Hils 2 M. Geraci (T) d. Harris 6-1, 6-2; K. Gera~ (T) d. Oecker 6-1, 6-2; Houston (S) d. PeppeiS 6-4, 6-4; Ackerman-Hoguet(S)d. Sweeney-O'Ccnnell6-3, 3-6, 6-4; Sexton-Thress (T) d. Kelnow-GeiSOn 4-6, 6-3, 6-2. Records: T12-2, s 9-7. Walnut HDis 3, Glen Este 2 Starr (W) d. Luppen 6-1, 6-1; Frazee (G) d. Ball 6-1, 6-2; Beny (W) d. Gee 6-4, 6-2; McDonald-Petty /G) d. Meadows-HaiiSton 7-5, 2-6, 6-3; default Records: WH B-2 (FAVC 5-2). Amelia 5, llab¥ia 0 PatteiSOn d. Greer 6-2, 6-0; Smith d. Schoii6-0, 6-0; Berndt d. Jayne Home 2-6, 6-4, 6-4; CaiSOnMueller d. Ja)'ITI<i Home-Shinsato 6-3, 6-3; Clari<Sweetd. Beerman-Teague 6-1,6-1. Records: A 4-9. Indian HiD 3, CCD 2 S. Tysoe (CC) d. Rscher IH, 6-0, 3-6, 6-4; M. Tysoe (CC) d. Ward 6-3, 6-0; J. Gentner(!) d. Gross 6-4, 6-2; Yalamancllili-L Gentner (I) d. Bhaskar-Chinta 6-3, 6-3; Copeland-Osher (I) d. Erl<ins-Byer 6-0, 6-3. Records: 111-6, C 6-7. Madeira 5, Cincinnati a.ristian 0 Seiden d. Morgan 7-5, 6-0; Schmidt d. Becker 6-0, 6-2; Oinnen d. Wohleber 6-2, 6-0; Baker-SwonWood d. Ashley-Jordan 6-1, 6-2; Turner-Collins/Swami d. Hempelmann-B)'S!rek. Records: 6-0 6-1. MB-5. Clinton-Massle 3, llelhei-Talll 2 Beam (CM) d. Stinetort 6-4, 6-3; Batchler (Bl) d. Hcl5! 6-3, 6-3; Bauer(CM) d. Oavidson 6-3, 6-4; Kimbali-Rosenberger (CM) d. Mansell-Walke 6-3, 6-2; Kucera-Ciuxton (Bl) d. Conley-Hadden 6-2, 6-4. Recorrls: B 16-8 (SBC B-2), CM 14-2 (8-2).

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landmari< (12-3) d. Cincinnati ChriStian (4-10) 15-2, 15-2 Oayton carroll (10-3) d. Lebanon (3-14) 15-7, 15-5 Milford (7-10, GMC 4-2) d. Hamilton 15-4,15-7 Alter (10-1, GGCL6-1) d. Roger Bacon (11-4) 1512,16-14 Withrow (3-9) d. Western Hills 15-B, 12-15, 15-8 St UISUia (13-0) d. Mt Notre Oame 15-10, 15-B Oak Hills (14-2) d. Middletown 15-115-2 lakota East d. Princeton 15-5, 15-6 Failfield (9-6, 5-1 GMC) d. Sycamore (7-8, 3-1 GMC) 15-8 15-12 UISuline (13-2, GGCL 7-1) d. Mercy (B-10,1-6) 15-12,15-4 Milford (7-10, GMC 4-2) d. Hamilton (1-12) 15-4, 15-7 Shroder Paideia (8-1) d. Meadowdale (7-5) 15-3,15-13 Wyoming (12·2, CHL8-2) d. Madeira (1-13, 010) 15-13. 15-9 Seton (6-B), d. McAuley 15-6, 15-3 Hughes (6-4) d. Ounbar 15-3,15-13 !leer Pari< (B-9) d. Reading (B-5) 6-15, 15-13, 16-14 lakota West (B-6, GMC 6-0) d. Colerain (7-6, GMC2-3) 15-7,11-15,15-7

Field hockey St. Ursula 0, MI. Nolnt Dame 0 Shutouts: S-Ziegler (4 saves). M-Legaspi (3 saves). Records: S 3-4-2, M 7-2-2.

Boys soccer Ncwwood 5, Reading 0 Shutout Seiber (7 saves). Goals: Steger 2, Weitlauf, N. Clari<, Hernandez. Records: N 3-7-1, R1-9. Anderson 4, Muon 0 Shutout Patzwald (5 saves). Goals: A-Zidron, Franko,lmpellizzeri 2. Records: M 5-4-1 (2-2) Anderson B-2-1 (5-0). llanbon 4, Amelia 0 Shutout Burgess (6 saves). Goals Meri<el, Beny, Gneshop, Rimroth. Records: H 4-6-1 (2·1), A 1-10 (0-5). Loveland 3, La Salle 3 Goals: LV-Bowman 2, Hawk. LS-Kramer 2, Schmitt Records: LV 8-3-1. Mt. Healthy 4, Stivers 0 Shutout FoiSeberg (7 saves). Goals: Tensing. Casey, Asmeron, M. Ccrbett Records: M 7-2-1.

ked Juan Carlos Ferrero, Carlos Moya, Paradom Srichaphan, Gregory Carraz, Jarkko Nieminen and Ivan I.Jubicic each advanced to the quarterfinals.

Olympics DRUGS: U.S. Olympic officials confirmed for the first time Thursday that sprinter Jerome Young tested positive for steroids a year before winning a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Games. The confhtnation of Young's name opens the way for international officials to reopen the case and possibly strip the U.S. 1,~meter relay team of the gold. The case was examined by the IOC executive board during a review by the U.S. Olympic Committee of its drug-testing program from 1985 to 2000. USOC acting president Bill Martin said Young was one of 24 American athletes who won 0 lympic medals after positive drug tests.

Weslem Hils 4, Colonel White 1 Goals: W-Joe Keri<hoff 2, John Keri<hoff, Henderson. C-Mouhamadou. Records: W3-7-1. Clark Montessori 4, Dayton Meadowdale 0 Shutout Metz (1 save) Vilha (one save). Goals: Wallace 3. Oale. Records: C8-1, M 0-6 Boone County 6, Conner 1 Goals: B-Coldiron 4, Sansfacon, Rodriguez. CSheridan. Records: B 9-4-1. Roger Bacon 2, Moeller 0 Shutout Onman (8 saves). Goals: Oavis, Kane. Records: R 6-3-1 (GCL!-2-1), M 4-3-3 (2-1-1). Millonl 3, Hamilton 0 Shutout Slusher (2 saves). Goals: Rutter, Wuest, lance. Records: M 6-3-1 (GMC 2-2-1).

Oak Hils 2, Middletown 0 Shutout Campbell. Goals: Kellner, Redder. Records: o 8-2-2, M 1-B.

Talawanda 8, Edgewood 1

Goals: T~eyer. Hannon 4, Johnston, Even, Cottman. E-Oaughty. Records: E2-10, T 5-5-1. New Riclllllond 2, Clermont NE 1 Goals: N-Belser, Thacker. C-Rader. Records: N 9-2-2 (SBC 7-0-2), C(3-4-2). Fairfield 1, Sycamore 1 Goais: F-P. Rnke. S-Vomon. Records: F 6-0-4 (GMC 4-0-2), S 6-2-4 (3-1-2). Hils 2, Clncimali Christian 0 Shutout Rlardo (5 saves). Goals: McNamara, James. Records: CC 2-6 (MVC 2-3), S 8-4 (4-0). Northwest 0, Madeira 0 Shutout N~oodin (7 saves). M~illigan (12 saves). Records: NW 8-1-2, M B-0-2. Lakota West 2, Colerain 2 Goals: L-Aimer, Schrand. C-Haggard, Aohr. Records: L 7-0-3 (3-0-2 GMC) C8-2-1 (3-2-1). Holy Cross 2, Dixie Hei&lrts 0 Shutout Grahm and Maxfield (4 saves). Goals: H-Egbert, Mallin. Records: H 4-4-2, D3-7-1 St. Xavier 1, Claytaa Northmonl 0 Shutout: Brueggeman (5 saves). Goal: Trombetta. Records: X-7 -2-1, N5-5-1 CHCA4, NCHO Shutouts. Compton (1 save). Goals: Ho!Vath 3, Webster. Records: 4-6-2, (MVC 3-1), NCH Lakota East 3, Princeton 1 Goals: L-Bacon, Gregory, Hall. P-Kreimer. Records: E 7-3-1 (4-1 GMC) Pnn 4-6-1 (1-4).

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Girts soccer Lakola West 4, Colerain 1 Goals: L-Pnce 2, Ng 1, Lower l.C-Ccoper. Records LB-2, C 7-4-1 Ursuline 2, Badin 0 Shutout Von Hoene (7 saves). Goals: Temar, Garber. Records: U 6-5-1 (GGCL4-3). Millonl 9, Ha.lllon 0 Shutout Bruck and Patton. Goals: West, Stewart, Mallin 2, Browning 2, lewis 2, Bates. Records: M 53-3. Lakata Easl7' Princelon 0 Shutout: cal5!ens (7 saves). Goals: Eyorokon 3, Gallow, Hi. Caner, Ha. caner, MaiShall. Records: L9-2 (GMC 4-1), P 3-B (2-4). Fairfield 1, Sycamore 0 Shutout Fox and Fontaine (4 saves). Goal: Logan. Records: FB-1-3 (GMC 5-0-1), S 4-7-2 (3-3). New Rlchaoond 4, Clermont NE 1 Goals: N-McGannon2, Wori<man, Mikula. C-Leggett Records: N10-2-2 (SBC9-1-1), C2-9-2 (2-7-2). CIICA 9, North College HUI 0 Shutout lally and Candee (6 saves). Goals: GLeamy 3, Cariin 2,lally 2, Phillips, Stinson. Records: CH 3-3-3, N 4-9. McAuley 2, Alter 1 Goals: M-Ryan 1, Osborne 1. Records: M 6-3-1 (GGCL4-2), A 5-4-1.

Oak Hils 2, M'Nidlelown 0 Shutout Hunt and Frankenstein (1 save). Goals: Rein 2.Record: M 3-7-1 (GMC 0-6), A 7-3-1 (4-2). Bethel-Tate 4, Clinlon-Massle 3 Goals: B-J. Rscller, Miller, Proffitt, S. Stapleton. C-Bunon, Moore, Mond. Records: B 3-5-1. C 5-3.

LOCAL COLLEGES Volleyball Thomas More (9-8) d. Wilmington (1-15) 30-21, 30-25, 30-21 Southern State (16-7) d. UC Clerrnont(l-2) 30" 13, 30-10, 30-19

Arena football DESTROYERS: The Buffalo Destroyers moved to Columbus Thursday, and the Arena Football League team hired former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce as head coach and general manager. Bruce, who coached the Buckeyes from 1979-87, received a two-year contractand will have control over all the team's player personnel decisions, said Destroyers co-owner Mark Hamister. Hamister also owns the Swarm.

Jurisprudence MOUNTAIN STATE: Three Mountain State (yV'.Va) University basketball players facing federal drug charges have been indefinitely suspended from the team, coach Bob Bolen said Thursday. Forward Rodney Bass and guard Raynardo Curry, who played for Mountain State in the NAIAnational championship game last season, and Ronnie Conway are charged with marijuana distribution, according to the indictment

Gymnastics WORLDS: Mary Sanders finished ninth in the allaround· preliminaries Thursday at the Rhythmic World Championships - the highest finish ever by an American.

Horse Racing BELMONT: Bishop Court Hill led all the way and beat Frrst Blush by 1~ lengths Thursday in the $51,000 allowance feature at Belmont Park. SKY MESA: Grade I stakes winner Sky Mesa is being retired from racing to stand at Three Chimneys Farm, the thoroughbred's owner said Thursday.


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Digest

See wins Foot Locker regional in cross country Enquirer staffand wire reports

Middletown High 'senior Jeff See, the Enquirer's Runner of the Year, won the Foot Locker Midwest Regional Cross Country boys' championship Saturday at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis. The Ohio State-bound See overtook Mohamud Ige of Denver and Levi Fox of Troy, Ohio, with only 100 meters remaining to See win the race in 15 minutes, 22 seconds. The top eight boys and girls qualified to compete against top runners from the other three regionals in the finals Dec. 11 in San Diego. See is a two-time Ohio Division I cross country meet champion.


Cross country

St. X's Merkel leaving coaching after 27 years By Ryan Ernst Enquirer staff writer

continues to be popular." The sport wasn't always popular at the large all-male school. When Merkel was hired, he was the program's only coach, in charge of the school's 25 runners. "We weren't tiny and we weren't horrible," Merkel said. "But getting ranked in the top 10 in the city was a challenge." That hasn't been a problem lately. The Bombers have finished in the top 10 at state the past 11 years. Not only do they have one of the state's best programs, they also have one of the biggest. The tiny operation Merkel inherited nearly three decades ago now comprises 104 runners and six coaches. The school probablywilllook to that staff to fill the position. "We're not going to do anything until af. ter the New Year," St. X athletic director John Sullivan said. "Our policy is to post the opening in-house first, and then look outside if we need to."

St. Xavier cross country coach Larry Merkel, who led the Bombers to three state titles in his 27 years, decided last week that this past season was his last in the position. He thinks. ''I'm not totally sure it is. I might regret this," Merkel said of last week's retirement announcement. "It's been something I've been thinking about for a while. It occurs to me that for the past 27 years I haven't had a Saturday afternoon in the fall free .... There are just other things I'd like to do." Merkel, who will remain at the school as an English teacher, took the reins to the cross country program in 1978. His teams won state titles in 1998, 2000 and 2003 and qualified for the state meet in each of the past 18 seasons. "I hope they're able to keep that streak alive," Merkel said. "It's a cool thing and it's a testament to the kids. I hope (the sport) E-mail rernst@enquirer. com

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