Report: South Florida to hire former Dayton Flyers coach Brian Gregory

Published: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 9:45 AM

Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory coaches his team to a 81-62 victory over Houston during their first round NIT game Wednesday, March 16, 2016, in Atlanta.
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South Florida will hire former Dayton Flyers coach Brian Gregory, according to a report Tuesday by Jon Rothstein, of CBS Sports.

Gregory spent the last year as a consultant to Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo. Prior to that, he spent five seasons as the head coach at Georgia Tech. He was fired after posting a 76-86 record with no NCAA tournament appearances.

Gregory coached at Dayton from 2003-11. He was 172-94 with two NCAA tournament appearances and one NIT championship.

South Florida plays in the American Athletic Conference. It fired coach Orlando Antigua in January. Murry Bartow filled in as the interim coach. The Bulls were 7-23 this season. They haven’t had a winning season since 2011-12 when they were in the Big East.

Top returning MBC softball hitters

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 3:08 PM

Hannah Morrison of Yellow Springs is the MBC’s leading returning hitter. FILE

The top returning Metro Buckeye Conference high school softball hitters, according to 2016 conference stats:

1. Hannah Morrison, sr., Yellow Springs: 28 of 47 (.596); 24 runs, 16 RBI’s, 21 SB.

2. Lauren Reece, sr., Middletown Christian: 18 of 31 (.581); 12 runs, 11 RBI’s, 12 SB.

GWOC: Top returning hitters

3. Kadie Lafferty, jr., Yellow Springs: 15 of 29 (.517); 15 runs, 6 RBI’s, 20 SB.

4. Jada Long, sr., Middletown Christian: 15 of 30 (.500); 14 runs, 6 RBI’s, 14 SB.

SWBL: Top returning hitters

5. Hannah Spahr, sr., Middletown Christian: 13 of 31 (.419); 19 runs, 6 RBI’s, 25 SB.

6. Danny Horton, sr., Yellow Springs: 15 of 37 (.405); 10 runs, 7 RBI’s, 6 SB.

GCL CO-ED NORTH: Top returning hitters

7. Elly Kumbusky, so., Yellow Springs: 16 of 40 (.400); 11 runs, 8 RBI’s, 14 SB.

8. Gracie Price, jr., Yellow Springs: 17 of 47 (.362); 17 runs, 14 RBI’s, 16 SB.

CBC: Top returning hitters

9. Alyssa Colon, sr., Dayton Christian: 15 of 42 (.357); 7 runs, 8 RBI’s.

10. Lauryn DeWine, so., Yellow Springs: 11 of 32 (.344); 9 runs, 5 RBI’s, 2 SB.

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Top returning CBC softball hitters

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 5:32 PM

Kenton Ridge sophomore Lexee Trainer ranks No. 5 among leading returning CBC hitters. STAFF

The top returning Central Buckeye Conference high school softball hitters, according to 2016 conference stats:

1. Sammi Miller, sr., Indian Lake: 60 of 95 (.632); 46 runs, 27 RBI’s, 27 SB.

2. Ashley Fite, so., Tecumseh: 56 of 91 (.615); 26 runs, 54 RBI’s, 3 SB.

GWOC: Top returning hitters in Greater Western Ohio Conference

3. Tahlsa Bowshier, sr., Ben Logan: 26 of 57 (.456); 13 runs, 18 RBI’s, 1 SB.

4. Janna Robbins, jr., Northwestern: 45 of 102 (.441); 10 runs, 34 RBI’s, 2 SB.

SWBL: Top returning hitters in Southwestern Buckeye League

5. Lexee Trainer, so., Kenton Ridge: 37 of 84 (.440); 24 runs, 26 RBI’s.

6. Madison Bryant, jr., Graham: 39 of 91 (.429); 34 runs, 20 RBI’s, 1 SB.

GCL NORTH: Top returning hitters in Greater Catholic League Co-Ed North

7. Makenna Loveless, jr., Spg. Shawnee: 34 of 81 (.420); 25 runs, 13 RBI’s, 2 SB.

8. Brook Ehling, jr., Kenton Ridge: 37 of 89 (.416); 27 runs, 23 RBI’s, 1 SB.

MBC: Top returning hitters in Metro Buckeye Conference

9. Abbie Tuttle, jr., Spg. Shawnee: 41 of 99 (.414); 31 runs, 37 RBI’s, 1 SB.

10. Arian McNeil, sr., Greenon: 37 of 90 (.411); 29 runs, 20 RBI’s.

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Top returning SWBL softball hitters

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:23 PM

Monroe’s Faith Hensley is the SWBL’s leading returning hitter. FILE

The top returning Southwestern Buckeye League high school softball hitters, according to 2016 conference stats:

1. Faith Hensley, jr., Monroe: 36 of 63 (.571); 40 runs, 54 RBI’s, 8 SB.

2. Olivia Kelly, jr., Franklin: 21 of 39 (.542); 11 runs, 16 RBI’s.

GWOC: Top returning Greater Western Ohio Conference hitters

3. McKinlee Ruppert, so., Dixie: 45 of 84 (.536); 31 runs, 22 RBI’s, 5 SB.

4. Skylar Stiles, sr., Waynesville: 44 of 83 (.530); 21 runs, 22 RBI’s, 12 SB.

GCL NORTH: Top returning hitters in Greater Catholic League Co-Ed North

5. Samantha Key, sr., Monroe: 21 of 41 (.512); 13 runs, 16 RBI’s.

6. Becca Mowen, so., Eaton: 44 of 86 (.512); 24 runs, 44 RBI’s, 4 SB.

CBC: Top returning hitters in Central Buckeye Conference

7. Alexis Arnold, sr., Monroe: 30 of 59 (.508); 27 runs, 33 RBI’s, 8 SB.

8. Sarah Jones, sr., Waynesville: 49 of 102 (.480); 24 runs, 14 RBI’s, 17 SB.

MBC: Top returning hitters in Metro Buckeye Conference

9. Sierra Bolen, so., Carlisle: 33 of 69 (.478); 23 runs, 16 RBI’s.

10. Taylor Jacobs, sr., Milton-Union: 19 of 40 (.475); 17 runs, 4 RBI’s, 3 SB.

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Top returning GWOC softball hitters

Published: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 @ 10:47 PM

Beavercreek’s Cierra Chastain (pitching) batted .475 last season. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

The top returning Greater Western Ohio Conference high school softball hitters, according to 2016 conference stats:

1. Emily Kepple, jr., Miamisburg: 41 of 71 (.577); 12 runs, 26 RBI’s, 4 SB.

2. Sophie Weber, so., Springboro: 45 of 84 (.536); 27 runs, 35 RBI’s, 9 SB.

SWBL: Top returning hitters in Southwestern Buckeye League

3. Alexis Gordon, sr., Piqua: 44 of 84 (.543); 46 runs, 16 RBI’s, 24 SB.

4. Madison Mills, sr., West Carrollton: 31 of 61 (.508); 18 runs, 18 RBI’s.

GCL North: Top returning hitters in Greater Catholic League Co-Ed North

5. Katie Henry, jr., Vandalia-Butler: 32 of 67 (.478); 15 runs, 22 RBI’s, 2 SB.

6. Cierra Chastain, sr., Beavercreek: 48 of 101 (.475); 25 runs, 24 RBI’s, 3 SB.

CBC: Top returning hitters in Central Buckeye Conference

7. Savannah Nelson, jr., Troy: 41 of 87 (.471); 28 runs, 46 RBI’s.

8. Cassie Cromwell, jr., Greenville: 46 of 98 (.469); 30 runs, 32 RBI’s, 4 SB.

MBC: Top returning hitters in Metro Buckeye Conference

9. Morgan Santos, sr., Wayne: 41 of 91 (.451); 28 runs, 11 RBI’s, 6 SB.

10. Hallie Westerbeck, so., Sidney: 18 of 40 (.450); 13 runs, 11 RBI’s, 2 SB.

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