Tom Archdeacon ‘and his glorious ‘stache’ making national news at March Madness

Published: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 5:34 PM

Tom Archdeacon waves to the crowd after being honored during a Dayton game against Rhode Island on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff
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Tom Archdeacon is usually writing news, not making it, but he caught some airtime and the attention of one writer covering the NCAA tournament in Indianapolis on Friday.

The longtime Dayton Daily News drew attention from USA Today’s The Big Lead for his ‘glorious mustache’. While sitting behind CBS’ Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery and Grant Hill, Archdeacon was on  television and caught the notice of Kyle Koster from TBL.

“There was much to discuss at the top of the broadcast before tip-off and the trio did a nice job setting things up. Or so I guess. It was quite difficult to pay attention with Tom Archdeacon’s impressive mustache lurking in the background. It’s a tough look to pull off, but the Dayton Daily News “old-school storyteller” is doing just that. The Big Lede was kind enough to post a link to Archdeacon’s archive of award-winning columns

Archdeacon has made headlines before - he won the Society of Professional Journalists Sports Columnist of the Year in 2012 and 2013, beating out competition from national outlets like ESPN and Sports Illustrated. 

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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