Area high school sports scores 11/26

Published: Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:35 PM
Updated: Monday, November 26, 2012 @ 11:35 PM




Beavercreek 47, Wilmington 38

Bellbrook 57, Miamisburg 55, 2OT

Brookville 44, Dixie 25

Greenon 51, Benjamin Logan 43

Lebanon 47, Kings 44

Little Miami 61, Franklin 39

Madison 71, Northmont 20

Trotwood 57, Dunbar 21


Trotwood 57, Dunbar 21

Dunbar — Snowden 12, Wilcox 7, Bryant 2. Totals: 8-3-21.

Trotwood (1-0) — Blanchard 9, Jewett 4, K. Ahmad 2, A. Ahmad 8, Ingram 22, Williams 12. Totals: 24-8-57.

3-ptrs: Dunbar 2 (Snowden 1, Wilcox 1); Trotwood 1 (Blanchard 1).

Beavercreek 47, Wilmington 38

Wilmington (1-1) — Spurlock 5, Givens 3, Lawson 2, Sav. Hooper 14, Saw. Hooper 6, Camp 8. Totals: 12-9-38.

Beavercreek (1-0) — Phillips 3, Barrett 5, Gobeil 9, Kitchen 8, Zimmerman 9, Knight 2, Myers 8, Shields 3. Totals: 15-15-47.

3-ptrs: Wilmington 5 (Sav. Hooper 2, Saw. Hooper 2, Spurlock 1); Beavercreek 2 (Barrett 1, Kitchen 1).

Greenon 51, Ben Logan 43

Ben Logan (0-2) — Herman 7, Yoder 17, Johnson 14, Wirick 1, Terrill 4. Totals: 13-10-51.

Greenon (1-0) — Richards 2, Masquelier 2, Burson 2, Miller 10, Slaughter 11, Cale 6, Robertson 18. Totals: 15-18-51.

3-ptrs: Ben Logan 4 (Yoder 3, Johnson 1); Greenon 3 (Miller 2, Robertson 1).

Lebanon 47, Kings 44

Lebanon (1-0) — Stegemiller 2, Perry 6, Spatz 5, Boettcher 7, Showalter 4, Sekerak 9, Howard 9, Bergman 5. Totals: 17-12-47.

Kings (0-1) — Bruns 12, Seiter 10, Gray 2, Adams 2, Demumbrum 2, Delaney 14, Harris 2. Totals: 10-23-44.

3-ptrs: Lebanon 1 (Boettcher 1); Kings 1 (Seiter).

TOday’s GAMEs

7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Lakota West vs. Mt. Notre Dame

Eaton vs. Preble Shawnee, 7:15 p.m.

Middletown Christian vs. Monroe, 6 p.m.

Cin. Christian vs. Waynesville

Dayton Christian vs. Ponitz Tech

Emmanuel Christian vs. Bethel, 7 p.m.

Newton vs. Troy Christian, 7 p.m.

Parkway vs. Wayne Trace

Spencerville vs. Coldwater

Stebbins vs. Belmont

Twin Valley South vs. Stivers

Mississinawa Valley vs. Minster

Tri-County North vs. Northeastern

Anna vs. Fairlawn

New Knoxville vs. Fort Loramie

Goshen vs. Ross

Temple Christian vs. Xenia Christian, 6 p.m.

West Liberty-Salem vs. Graham

Bellefontaine vs. Marysville

Indian Lake vs. Tecumseh

Houston vs. Jackson Center

Wapakoneta vs. St. Henry

Northwestern vs. Southeastern

Russia vs. Botkins



Springfield 2584, Mechanicsburg 2546

High Scores: M: Arvin 157-184, McMahill 185-177, Hosier 259-224, Sanders 151-200, Edwards 149-198. S: Sharp 239-167; Shew 218-277; Hoston 186-227; Hayes 174-172; Wood 145-149. Records: S 3-0, M 0-1.


Springfield 2235, Springfield 1830

High Scores: M: Shoemaker 210-192, Bush 223-137, Taylor 134-168, Mayberry 148-173. S: Wells 133-120,  Howard 174-91, Parker 136-106,  Berg 133-180. Records: M 1-0.


Moeller 2364, Roger Bacon 2561, Carroll 2226

High Scores: Snyder (M) 380; Wilhelm (RB) 444; Shoemaker © 2226. 


Carroll 2073, Roger Bacon 1687

High Scores: Schooner (RB) 329; Thayer (Co) 323.


That’s a chip residing on Schebler’s shoulder

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 5:31 PM
Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 5:31 PM

CINCINNATI — Scott Schebler wears a red tee-shirt under his uniform on which is inscribed: “Win 2483.”

What does that mean?

Somebody figured out that the average major league batter who plays most of the game during a season sees 2,483 pitches and Schebler said, “That means win every pitch.”

That is sort of the approach the Cincinnati Reds right fielder has taken his entire life, out of necessity. Along the way, few people believed in him outside the Schebler family circle.

REMEMBER THE CARTOON CHARACTER Underdog? Schebler could alternate Win 2483 with an Underdog tee-shirt.

“I wasn’t a top prospect coming up and I knew my window was always limited,” he said. “I’ve always had a little chip on my shoulder and I haven’t lost that. It is a little burning inside me that keeps me going. I wasn’t a top draft pick so I always knew there were guys in the organization that were going to get more opportunities than me. It puts a little chip on your shoulder because you always want to prove people wrong.

“I didn’t even get any looks out of high school from any baseball schools,” he said. “I thought I was going to go with football. So I’ve been a little bit of an underdog all my career.”

IN ADDITION TO BASEBALL, Schebler played football, basketball, soccer and ran track in high school, setting school records in the 50-meter sprint, long jump and 800-meter relay.

Not only did he not get drafted by a baseball team, big-name colleges didn’t ask for his cellphone number, either, and he ended up at Des Moines Area Community College. And when he finally did get drafted, the Dodgers picked him with their 26th round selection.

Schebler, a 26-year-old corn-fed Iowan from Cedar Rapids with arms like locomotive pistons, leads the Reds with 13 home runs and is second to Joey Votto’s 38 RBI with 27.

HE HAS BEEN SUBJECT TO SLUMPS, a big one to start last season when he hit .176 the first month of the season and was sent down to Class AAA Louisville.

His downturns are shorter these days. He was 0 for 13 before his recent surge — 6 for 13 with three homers and six RBI.

“I would say Schebler has been more than I expected when we got him,” said manager Bryran Price, referring to the trade of Todd Frazier that brought Jose Peraza to the Reds and, as a throw-in, Schebler. “I knew he had power and I knew he played all three defensive positions in the outfield. I didn’t know if he could move to right field exclusively, playing it as well as he has.”

AND PRICE IS IMPRESSED with his ability to shake off mini-slumps and become capable of carrying a large offensive load.

“With young players you don’t know over the course of a season if they will have long periods of struggles and frustrations,” said Price. “Can he shorten the lengths of his struggles? He has shown the ability to work his way out of those struggles. He isn’t suffering paralysis by analysis. And that’s hard for a young player who wants to stick and wants to win a regular job.”

And Price is a Schebler Support, a manager who will stick with a young player when the player seems lost at the plate or afield.

“He doesn’t have to look over his shoulder,” said Price. “I am a believer in Scott Schebler. We all are in this clubhouse. He just needs to keep working to get better.

“I see a guy who does everything average to plus,” Price added. “He defends, hits, hits with power, runs the bases, throws. Somebody might say, ‘Well, average?’ When you are talking about major league standards, everything average to plus is really, really good.”

Schebler broke into a broad grin when told what Price said about his defense.

“I work my tail off to become better,” he said. “It is probably the outfield position I played the least. In the minors I played a lot of left and a lot of center. It was always my arm that kept me out of right, but I’ve really worked hard on my arm and I’m seeing good things from it. The main thing is to get to the ball quick and make sure they don’t run.”

Schebler credits hitting coach Don Long for keeping his head on straight during down times.

“I’ve had problems in the past being letting the lows be low and the highs be high,” he said. “Experiencing those has helped, knowing it is mental as much as physical. Long has been amazing, just to talk life in general, not even baseball. He tells me, ‘Your swing is good. The reason you’re here is your swing is good. It is just a matter of can you get out of your own way?’ He has taken me under his wing.”

THE LATEST FROM THE pitching wounded warrirrs: Brandon Finnegan and Tony Cingrani both threw the bullpen mound before Tuesday’s game.

“Finnegan threw 21 pitches and Cingrani threw 30 and they both looked really good,” said Price. Cingrani will stay back when the Reds embark on an eight-game trip Wednesday. He will do his next bullpen session in Dayton with the Dragons.

“If his bullpen goes well, he could possibly get into a couple of games on rehab while we’re on the road.”

Said Finnegan, “The ball came out nice and easy for me. Clearly, command issues will be the worst, but it wasn’t too bad today. I threw fastballs and a couple of changeups. Next bullpen I’ll mix in some sliders. Today was a big step forward, to show me how I actually felt. Playing catch doesn’t tell you much, but throwing off the mound is a huge difference.

A NATIONAL LEAGUE SCOUT noticed something Monday night with fourth-year umpire Will Little behind the plate.

“There were 10 called strike threes,” he said “That’s in a major league game. That has to be close to a record.” If it was a record, it was the fault of the hitters. MLB said Little missed only three balls and strikes calls all night.

Quote of the Day

A fan behind home plate during Monday’s game, yelling at Joey Votto in the on deck circle: “I remember you when you were good.”

Votto: “I remember you when you were thin. I have everything to lose and you have nothing to lose because you have no life.”

Scoochie, Alstork, Kennard, Myers, CJ coach honored by Agonis Club

Published: Monday, May 22, 2017 @ 8:37 PM

Dayton's Scoochie Smith drives to the basket against Alabama on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. David Jablonski/Staff
David Jablonski

The Dayton Agonis Club held its 64th annual awards banquet Monday night at the Presidential Banquet Hall, honoring five men — Scoochie Smith, Mark Alstork, Luke Kennard, Josh Myers and Jim Brooks — for their accomplishments in sports over the past year.

Smith, the former Dayton Flyers point guard, was presented with the Joe Gavin/Joe Quinn Memorial Award as the outstanding University of Dayton athlete of the year.

Smith started all 32 games for the Atlantic 10 champion Flyers last season and led the team with 4.5 assists per game. He is the only three-time captain in UD basketball history.

He was a first-team Atlantic 10 pick after averaging 13.8 points per game and part of the winningest class in school history.

The Dr. Dave Reese Memorial Award for outstanding Wright State athlete went to Alstork. A Thurgood Marshall graduate, Alstork led the Raiders basketball team to 20 wins last season.

He was the team’s leading scorer (19.0 points per game) and only two players in the Horizon League averaged more. He also finished in the top 10 of the HL in assists (3.5), free-throw percentage (84.6 percent) and 3-pointers per game (2.1).

“It just means glory to God for putting this opportunity in my life,” he said. “It is just an account to my hard work and dedication and all the things I do during the summer.”

After scoring 1,024 points in a WSU uniform, he entered the NBA draft but has decided to withdraw. He plans to announce where he will use his final year of eligibility (South Carolina, LSU, Illinois and Pittsburgh are his finalists) on Wednesday.

Kennard was the third basketball player to be honored. A sophomore guard at Duke last season, Kennard led the Blue Devils in scoring at 19.5 points per game and was named to the John R. Wooden All-America team. The Franklin High School grad received the Dave Hall Memorial Award as the most outstanding Dayton-area athlete attending a school outside the area.

The ACC tournament MVP, Kennard has decided to enter the NBA draft and is projected as a first-round pick next month.

Myers, a Miamisburg grad, took home the Beno Keiter/Russ Guera Memorial Award, which goes to the outstanding high school player in the Dayton area.

Among the top-ranked prospects in the country, Myers graduated in December and has already begun classes at Ohio State. He took part in spring practice with the Buckeyes.

“Oh, it’s awesome — I love it here,” Myers said of winning the award. “The place is obviously my home, so it means a lot to me to receive this award for the second time.”

Chaminade Julienne tennis coach Jim Brooks was also honored in his final season mentoring the Eagles girls’ and boys’ teams. The CJ coach since 1980, Brooks received the Mike Kelly/Don Donoher Coach’s Award.

“This is a tremendous honor,” Brooks said. “I was really taken by surprise. I got this phone call and I was pretty much in a state of shock. I’ve been hearing about this award for many years. It’s really kind of overwhelming, I have to say.”

Cincinnati Bearcats head football coach Luke Fickell was the keynote speaker for the banquet.

He said Dayton is included with Cincinnati in the 50-mile radius he sees as his new backyard for recruiting.

“We know what kind of kids are in that area, what kind of clubs come from that area, what kind of cultures come from that kind of area, so that’s where we really want to focus our efforts in creating the atmosphere and the culture that we want,” Fickell said.

Schebler exceeding expectations after slow start

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 6:09 PM

            The Reds’ Scott Schebler swings against the Rockies on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Pitcher Tim Adleman saw a group of reporters standing by right fielder Scott Schebler’s locker at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday.

“You guys waiting to talk to Babe Ruth?” Adleman asked.

Schebler needs 689 home runs to catch Ruth. A more realistic goal would be leading the National League in home runs. No Red has done that since George Foster hit 40 in 1978.

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Schebler has 13 home runs through 44 games. He’s on pace to hit 47. He trailed Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman, who will miss two months with a broken wrist, by one home run through Monday. Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman, of the Nationals, and Eric Thames, of the Brewers, also had 13 home runs.

There’s little in Schebler’s background to suggest he’ll maintain his current pace. His season high in the minor leagues was 28 in 2014. On the other hand, he’s 26 and has exceeded expectations at every level.

“I didn’t get any looks out of high school for baseball,” Schebler said. “I thought it was going to go football. I was a little bit of an underdog my whole career. It puts a little chip on your shoulder. You always want to prove people wrong. It can be a good thing or a bad thing because last year I had a chip on my shoulder and I was trying to prove everything to everybody, thinking ‘I’ve got to show them why they traded for me.’ You saw it in a bad way. I pressed. You’ve go to find ways to use it to benefit you.”

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Schebler hit .265 with nine home runs and 40 RBIs in 82 games last season. He earned more playing time in the second half and responded by hitting .323 in September. That performance convinced the Reds to give him the starting job for 2017.

Fans started to question when Schebler slumped in the opening weeks. He was hitting .186 as late as April 25. His average has since climbed to .255, and his home run total keeps climbing. Entering the second game of the Ohio Cup on Tuesday against the Cleveland Indians, Schebler had homered in three straight games.

An early vote of confidence from manager Bryan Price helped Schebler overcome this early struggles.

“He pulled me into the office and said, ‘You’re our guy,’” Schebler said. “He didn’t have to do that, but he did, and it made a world of difference to me. I was still new to this organization a little bit coming here last year. Everybody has been really awesome to me and treated me with a lot respect.”


Reds at Indians, 6:10 p.m., FS Ohio, 700, 1410

Regional high school track and field meets

Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 6:21 PM

            Middletown sophomore Shandon Morris was third in the high jump during the D-I district track and field meet at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium on Friday, May 19, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

The following are this week’s regional track and field times and sites. The top four in each event advance to next week’s state meet at OSU’s Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.


D-I at Welcome Stadium, Dayton

5 p.m. field events: Boys pole vault, long jump, discus; girls high jump, discus.

6:30 p.m. running events: 4x800 relay final; all other running events semifinals; top times to Friday’s finals.

D-III at Memorial Stadium, Troy

4 p.m. field events: Boys pole vault, long jump, discus; girls high jump, shot put.

5 p.m. running events: 4x800 relay final; all other running events semifinals; top times to Friday’s finals.


D-II at Alexander Stadium, Piqua

5 p.m. field events: Boys pole vault, long jump, discus; girls high jump, shot put.

6:30 p.m. running events: 4x800 relay final; all other running events semifinals; top times to Saturday’s finals.


D-I at Welcome Stadium, Dayton

5 p.m. field events: Boys high jump, shot put; girls pole vault, long jump, shot put.

6 p.m. running finals.

D-III at Memorial Stadium, Troy

5 p.m. field events: Boys high jump, shot put; girls pole vault, long jump, discus.

6 p.m. running finals.


D-II at Alexander Stadium, Piqua

11 a.m. field events: Boys high jump, shot put; girls pole vault, long jump, discus.

12:30 p.m. running finals.