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Sports

4 FRIDAY, October 2, 2009

Page Editor: Austin Stahl

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Chris Kuramoto, left, and brother Brian. Sister Mollie also plays soccer. The triplets are seniors.

Photo taken by Sara Mullowney

Joe Moran (10), left, and David Moran (11)

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Autumn Oakes (11), left, and Olivia Oakes (10)

Siblings says it’s cool to compete together By Sara Mullowney Staff Writer

Is it better to always have someone supporting you on your own team? Having a sibling on your sports team may seem like it would be a pain, but these athletes enjoy the constant back-up they have. Three pairs of athletes were interviewed and asked what it’s like to play with someone so close. 1. Describe your sibling as an athlete. 2. What is it like to play on the same team as your sibling?

3. If you were to compare your sibling to any star athlete, who would it be and why? Autumn Oakes (11), soccer 1. Determined. 2. It’s really fun, because its a common interest and something we can enjoy together. 3. I would compare Liv to Mia hamm, because Mia never gave up on anything and neither does Olivia. Olivia Oakes (10), soccer 1. Ruthless.

2. It is a lot of fun, because I have someone to look up to. 3. I would compare Autumn to Brandi Chastain because she is amazing at soccer. Joe Moran (10), football, basketball, baseball 1. Decent (laughs) ... no, he’s good. 2. It’s a lot of fun. 3. I don’t know. David Moran (11), football, basketball 1. He’s legit. 2. It’s not weird at all; it’s really fun.

3. William “the fridge” Perry, because they are both pretty big. Brian Kuramoto (12), soccer 1. Sneaky. 2.He’s one of the best one-vs.-one attackers I’ve ever played with. 3. Ronaldo, because all the ladies love him. Chris Kuramoto (12), soccer 1. Quick. 2. He’s really good in the middle. 3. That’s tough to say; probably Ronaldo.

LHS duo clubs foes By Abby Vargo Staff Writer

They may not have wives that are supermodels, they may not be sponsored by Nike, and they may not get paid millions of dollars for winning a tournament. But the one thing that Ryan Denney and Thomas Rooney have in common with Tiger Woods is that they all have love for the game of golf. Tiger Woods is a golf star known around the world, but Ryan and Thomas are our very own golf stars at Loveland High School. Ryan is a senior at Loveland and has been playing golf for only five years. When asked how he first got started playing golf, he said, “I would hit balls with friends, and we would try to hit people.” Thomas is a junior at Loveland and started golf when he was 4 years old because his dad made him. The golf team has already had a very successful year. It won the preseason FAVC

Ryan Denney

tournament. Ryan’s overall average is 37.5 strokes per nine holes, and he is ranked No. 2 in the FAVC. Thomas’s overall average is 38.4, and he is ranked No. 9 in the FAVC. Ryan received many awards at the end of the season last year. He was the team MVP and captain. He was first team all-FAVC, and second team all-city. The boys are very competitive with each other, and though they are very serious about golf, they also have fun with it. “The other week we had a putting contest and we bet $40, and I, of course, won,” Ryan said, but Thomas denied it and said that he won. I guess we will never know. Thomas is only a junior, so he doesn’t know if he’ll play in college. Ryan says he wants to play at a school in Ohio. The road of golf looks endless for him, because he also wants to play semipro golf after college. The boys have a long road of golf ahead of them, but they are hard working and determined to succeed. Who knows, maybe one of them will become the next Tiger Woods.

Photo courtesy of LHS

Photo courtesy of LHS

Thomas Rooney

Dodgeball is coming! The Roar will be staging the inaugural LHS Dodgeball Tournament, to be held Nov. 20. We’ll have a ton of coverage in the November issue of the paper, but if you want to start putting together a team, here are the basics:

The event is open only to LHS students. Each team will have eight players, including a minimum of two girls. Cost is $5 per player ($40 per team). The one-night event will be a fundraiser for your student newspaper, The Roar. Stay tuned for more info!

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Danny Rosenbaum played college ball at Xavier and Indiana University before heading to the pros.

Loveland grad playing pro ball By Josh Brennock Staff Writer

What did you do this summer? Travel to an exotic land, go to the pool? One Loveland graduate started a career in professional baseball. Danny Rosenbaum spent the summer playing minor league baseball in Melbourne, Fla., with the Gulf Coast League (GCL) Nationals, a Washington farm team. Rosenbaum graduated in 2006 from Loveland, where he was the ace on the baseball team. Despite being one of the best players in the city and FAVC Player of the Year, Rosenbaum went undrafted out of high school. This did not stop him from reaching his dream of becoming a professional baseball player. Rosenbaum, known to his teammates as “Rosey,” spent one year at Indiana University and two years at Xavier University. By the end of his junior season, Rosenbaum was one of the top pitchers in the Atlantic 10, leading Xavier in strikeouts for the second consecutive season and leading Xavier to the NCAA Tournament, where he started the Musketeers’ only tournament win in program history. As Major League Baseball’s amateur draft neared, Rosenbaum worked out for the Washington Nationals. From that day on, Rosenbaum and his family had a hunch

that the Nationals were going to take him. They were correct, as the Nationals selected him in the 22nd round. Rosenbaum signed with Washington in a matter of days and was off to Florida to play with the GCL Nationals. After a slow start in his first few appearances, Rosenbaum turned into one of the best pitchers in the GCL. He ended the season with a 4-1 record and a 1.95 ERA. The GCL Nationals won the league title, and Rosenbaum pitched six scoreless innings during his only postseason appearance. As a young kid, Rosenbaum knew he wanted to be a baseball player. Rosenbaum and his dad would go to Redsfest, and Rosenbaum would take lessons on pitching and hitting from Reds players. It is safe to say that those lessons have paid off. Rosenbaum is not the only Loveland graduate playing minor league baseball. Jason Christian, who graduated in 2005, is playing class A minor league baseball with the Kane County (Ill.) Cougars. Christian, a draft pick of the Oakland Athletics in 2008, has been a main contributor to his team. Mr. Reed, who coached Rosenbaum and Christian at Loveland, says, “They are not where they are only on talent. Both are very committed and have put themselves in a position to succeed.” Both players hope to one day be on a major league roster.

October 2009 Issue  

Loveland High School The Roar

October 2009 Issue  

Loveland High School The Roar

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