Dayton Flyers seniors thank fans via social media

Published: Sunday, March 19, 2017 @ 12:28 PM

Dayton's Scoochie Smith raises his arms in the second half to pump up the crowd during a game against Wichita State in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday, March 17, 2017, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
David Jablonski - Staff Writer

The five Dayton Flyers seniors said goodbye to the fans on social media after losing 64-58 to Wichita State on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

On Instagram on Tuesday, Kyle Davis wrote, “I wish this season didn't end as early as it did, but over my four years at UD I've grown as a person and player and realized all good things comes to an end. I want to thank everyone from the students, fans, coaches, and families for the love and support my four years of being a Flyer. There is no place better ... and for my brothers remember the hard work we put in everyday to get where we are. Enjoy it. ... The four seniors built a legacy that will always be remembered forever. Never forget as one door closes another opens. #TrueTeam #RIPSteve #LOWD”

On Twitter, Charles Cooke wrote: “To the U of Dayton, the fans, Flyer Faithful. Thank you, all year long. You've been incredible my two seasons playing in a Dayton uniform. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and regardless of the outcome of a game, win, lose or draw, these are incredible people first and players second, and no game can make me feel any differently. #OnceaFlyeralwaysaFlyer”

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Others used Instagram to address the fans.

Kendall Pollard wrote: “As I walked off the court last night & was able to say one last goodbye to the Flyer Faithful, I've never been more proud to say I'm a Dayton Flyer. To have played in that arena every night in front of 13,000 of the best fans in the country. To be loved in the city of Dayton. The best part of it all is my teammates and I are a big reason for that. We always played as hard as we could night in & night out. Obviously we wanted it to end differently, but every loss brings a win. So thankful for every part of my journey here and I'm looking forward to what's next! Again, thanks to The University of Dayton for all of the blessings it's given me, my coaches, all my teammates that have played with me over the past four years, all the fans, all the alumni and everybody that has helped me come in as a kid and leave as a man!”

Jeremiah Bonsu wrote on Instagram: “I got to live out this crazy dream people told me wasn't possible. I'm gonna miss this. Thank you to Flyer Nation for the support.”

H.S Results for 3/28: Covington plows through Mississinawa Valley

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 10:43 PM

In an absolute stunner of a game, the Covington Varisty softball team beat Mississinawa Valley by a whopping 20 runs, winning 22-2.

Kenzie Long drove in five runs on three hits in the win for Covington.

Makenna Gostomsky, Lexie Long, Emma Daymer, Ashley Cecil and Justice Warner all amassed hits throughout the course of the game, each contributing to Covington’s victory.

Covington had 22 runs on 21 hits with one error, while Mississinawa Valley only managed two runs on three hits with four errors.

SCORES LIST

Baseball

Fairfield 11: Lakota East 0: Kurt Lange pitched a complete shutout for Fairfield, allowing only two hits. Noah Baum chipped in two runs, going 2-for-3, while Andrew Sams went 2-for-2 with three runs and an RBI. Kaleb Ford was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBIs and Will Kramer had a double and three RBIs.

Ross 10, Landmark Christian 0: Logan Fuller was the winning pitcher for Ross. Tyler Flick went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIS, Zach Arno also went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs, while Andrew Beebe and Drew Huffman chipped in two RBIs each.

Southeastern 2, Cedarville 0: T. King and A. Lyons both went 1-for-2 with one run a piece for Southeastern to secure their victory. G. Hunter and G. Cassell each contributed an RBI for Southeastern. Dahl, Pollander, Cross and Lewis each had a hit for Cedarville.

Fairborn 3, Woodridge 1: Jon Fields was the starting pitcher for Fairborn, but it was relief pitcher Luke Crowley that earned the save for Fairborn. Will Coleman went 1-for-2 with an RBI for Fairborn.

Softball

Coldwater 6, Fort Loramie 1: Post went 1-for-3 with two runs and one RBI and D. Welsch went 1-for-3 with two RBIs in Coldwater’s victory. A. Holthaus had the lone run for Fort Loramie., while C. Albers chipped in two hits and the lone RBI.

Miamisburg 7, Piqua 1: Carina Butler went 2-for-3 for Miamisburg in their win. Teammate Erin Teaney chipped in a double, while Ashley Haas had a double and two RBIs.

Fairfield 2, Sycamore 1: Taylor Delk was the winning pitcher for Fairfield with 11 strikeouts on the night. Rhiana Hubbard went 2-for-3 with one RBI for Fairfield in their victory. Jessica Fehr went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Sycamore.

Wapakoneta 6, West Liberty-Salem 1: Fisher was the winning pitcher for Wapakoneta. K. Cox went 2-for-4 and M. Stratton went 2-for-3 in the loss for West Liberty-Salem. K. Day also had a triple for West Liberty-Salem.

Lebanon 11, Wayne 0: Lebanon pitcher Taylor Lewis had a shutout in a five inning game. Chloe Allen went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Grace Gressly went 2-for-2 with two RBIs for Lebanon in their win.

Boy’s Tennis

Beavercreek 4, Legacy Christian 1: John Liu, Hari Paremeswaran (singles), Jacob Jones/Ethan Aya and Manav Beniubl/Tashar Beniubl (doubles) all notched wins for Beavercreek. Ethan Croucher had the lone singles win for Legacy Christian.

Greenville 5, Stebbins 0: Haupt, Manges, Leigeber (singles), Grote/Smith and Lobenstein/Day all recorded wins in Greenville’s sweep of Stebbins.

Sidney 3, Urbana 2: Prem Dev and Daichi Urata both won their singles matches for Sidney. The doubles team of Michael Ferre/Logan Searcey secured the win for Sidney with their victory.

Valley View 5, Carlisle 0: Justin DeVilbiss, Chase Midkiff, Ian Barnett (singles), Ben Holbrook/Ben Lewan and Michael Fischer/Carter Nolte (doubles) all emerged victorious for Valley View in their sweep.

Northwestern 4, Kenton Ridge 1: Cody North, Nathan Wildofsky (singles), Jaer Glass/Luke Maey and Noah Limes/Liam Randall all notched wins for Northwestern. Nick Shonkwiler had the lone singles win for Kenton Ridge.

Alter 5, McNicholas 0: Adam White, Aiden Faessler, Austin Schockman (singles), Robby Ruffolo/Scott McHenry and Johathan McHenry/Keenan Callejo all won their matches in Alter’s sweep.

Fairmont 3, Oakwood 2: Nawaz, Hass (singles) and Jagu/Juhasz (doubles) had the three match wins that won it for Fairmont. Toussaint (singles) and Boyce/Connally (doubles) each had wins for Oakwood.

Valley View 5, Fairborn 0: Noah Devillez, Skyler Hamm, Lane Powell (singles), Ben Johnson/ Dustin Abner and Adam Michael/Dawson Hamm (doubles) all won their matches in Valley View’s sweep of Fairborn.

Bishop Fenwick 5, Carroll 0: Sagan, Page, Erhart (singles), Payne/Short and Braun/Colley (doubles) all won their matches to sweep Carroll in the series.

Tecumseh 5, Bellefontaine 0: Mitchell Folland, Michael Green, Jonathan Siroin (singles), Christian Hunt/Johan Goksor and Jacob Lewis/Scot Sinkhorn (doubles) all recorded wins in Tecumseh’s sweep victory.

Baseball

Monday’s Late Results

Fort Walton Beach 6, Tippecanoe 5

Northmont 8, Crockett (TN) 3

Twin Valley South 1, Middletown Christian 0

Tuesday’s Results

Bethel 1, Newton 0

Coldwater 11, Fort Loramie 1

Fairborn 3, Woodridge 1

Fairfield 11, Lakota East 0

Ross 10, Landmark Christian 0

Southeastern 2, Cedarville 1

Softball

Monday’s Late Results

Crestview 2, Northmont 1

Jackson Center 7, Mississinawa Valley 1

Waynesville 3, Dixie 2

Tuesday’s Results

Coldwater 6, Fort Loramie 1

Covington 22, Mississinawa Valley 2

Fairfield 2, Sycamore 1

Lebanon 11, Wayne 0

Miamisburg 7, Piqua 1

Northmont 2, Vandalia Butler 1

Southeastern 19, Cedarville 2

Wapakoneta 6, West Liberty-Salem 1

Boy’s Tennis

Monday’s Late Results

Wayne 4, Fairborn 1

Tuesday’s Results

Alter 5, McNicholas 0

Beavercreek 4, Legacy Christian 1

Bishop Fenwick 5, Carroll 0

Fairmont 3, Oakwood 2

Greenville 5, Stebbins 0

Lehman 3, Wapakoneta 2

Northwestern 4, Kenton Ridge 1

Sidney 3, Urbana 2

Tecumseh 5, Bellefontaine 0

Valley View 5, Carlisle 0

Valley View 5, Fairborn 0

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Anthony Grant among candidates for Dayton Flyers job

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 10:29 PM


            Anthony Grant, former UD star, speaks to the media in 2007 when he was the head coach at VCU. Photo by Jim Witmer

Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Anthony Grant, a former Dayton Flyer, is a candidate for the Dayton head coaching job, a source told WHIO’s John Bedell on Tuesday.

Grant, 50, was a head coach at Virginia Commonwealth (2006-09, 76-25) and Alabama (2009-15, 117-85) earlier in his career. He was an assistant coach under current Thunder head coach Billy Donovan at Florida from 1996-2006. Grant played for the Flyers from 1983-87, scoring 902 points.

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported a source told him other candidates include current UD assistant coach Tom Ostrom, Northern Kentucky head coach John Brannen, former Illinois and Ohio coach John Groce and maybe one or two other coaches.

Archie Miller was introduced as head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers on Monday after six seasons in Dayton.

Hartman: Charlie Sheen tweets that Reds ‘Rookie’ is a winner

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 9:24 PM



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This was originally posted to Marcus Hartman’s CusWords blog.

If you haven’t heard of Rookie Davis yet, we’ll just have to let Cincinnati Reds fanatic Charlie Sheen introduce you.

Not long before Sheen’s tweet, Davis shared that he was excited to tell his family he would be breaking camp with the Reds after spending the spring in a battle with several youngsters for a spot in the roster.

Davis found out about his celebrity endorsement soon after.

Whether he is in the starting rotation or coming out of the bullpen remains to be seen, but that is one heck of an endorsement right out of the gate.
Opening Day is Monday at Great American Ball Park.

Here’s more on Davis, who was acquired in the Aroldis Chapman trade with the New York Yankees. 

Archie Miller hopes McKinley Wright sticks with Dayton

Published: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 @ 10:10 AM

Dayton Flyers recruit McKinley Wright, one of four players signed with UD in the class of 2017, may follow Archie Miller to Indiana, according to a report Monday from a Minnesota TV station.

Wright, who didn’t respond to a Dayton Daily News question on Sunday about his status, told Darren Wolfson, of KSTP Ch. 5, he has not officially asked for a release from his national letter of intent. He’s waiting to see if Dayton hires assistant coach Tom Ostrom.

Dayton coach Archie Miller spoke about Wright on the Dan Dakich show on Tuesday.

“McKinley is obvious signed with Dayton and he’s a fantastic player,’’ Miller said. “He’s the Minnesota state player of the year and I hope he goes to Dayton. He went to Dayton for the right reasons. And I’ll probably leave it at that because my job isn’t to recruit him anywhere else. He was a special kid and I know he had a great high school season but my hope for him would be for him to stick with Dayton.’’

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“That's his guy,” Wolfson wrote.

Wright was named Minnesota’s Mr. Basketball on Sunday. His Champlin Park High School team lost in the state championship game Saturday on the same day Miller was hired by Indiana. Wright’s choice last fall came down to Minnesota and Dayton.