Southwest Ohio Huddle: Cincinnati Public Schools announces first HOF class


Southwest Ohio Huddle

The Cincinnati Public Schools announced its first Hall of Fame
induction class last week and the list of names is awfully impressive
to say the least.

names should be very familiar to Ohio high school fans.

The Cincinnati Public Schools announced its first Hall of Fame
induction class last week and the list of names is awfully impressive
to say the least.

Although there is plenty of history within the
large school district, 2010 marks the first year for the Hall of Fame
class. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the class contains 14
individuals who were outstanding athletes at their respective high
schools from graduating classes as early as 1921 until 1987.

names should be very familiar to Ohio high school fans. Former NBA
player LaSalle Thompson (Withrow High School Class of 1979), former
Wimbledon champion Tony Trabert (Walnut Hills Class of 1948), former
Ohio State standout running back Carlos Snow (CAPE, Class of 1986),
former NBA player and Indiana University player Ricky Calloway
(Withrow, Class of 1985) are just a few of names for the class.

According to the Enquirer, the Cincinnati Public Schools took over 90
nominations for the inaugural class. The selection process started in
September 2009. The district plans to have a commemorative banner with
names of the Hall of Famers at Withrow High School.

A dinner and
ceremony will be held April 29 at Paul Brown Stadium for the inaugural
Hall of Fame class. The event starts at 6 p.m. and is open to the
public. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased at 513-363-0411.

Tayler Stanton, Walnut Hills girls’ basketball:
The senior forward past
the 1,000-point milestone on Saturday in the Eagles’ 44-41
regular-season finale win over host Kings. Stanton scored nine points
and had five rebounds, four blocks and a steal in the game. Stanton,
who has signed with Kent State, is the second Walnut Hills senior this
season to reach 1,000 points. Senior guard Phylesha Bullard (Syracuse
signee) also reached the milestone. Walnut Hills opens the sectional
tournament against Woodward at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Harrison High School.

Liberty Township Lakota East girls’ basketball team:
The Thunderhawks
defeated their rival Lakota West for only the second time in 22 games,
according the Pulse Journal. East snapped an 18-game losing streak in
the series, according to the Pulse Journal. It was the first time since
Jan. 30, 1999 East won over West, according to the publication. Lakota
East sophomore guard Whitney Wyckoff had a game-high 15 points to lead
the Thunderhawks. East coach Nikki Drew told the publication that the
school community was pumped up after the win. “It’s fun,” Drew told the
publication. “You’ve never really had students get excited about girls
basketball here, and kids today are high-fiving me in the hallway. Our
kids are walking around with smiles on their faces. It’s great for our
girls, especially the seniors.”


Springfield to host postseason games: The Dayton Daily News reported
last week that Springfield High School will be a girls’ basketball
postseason site. The publication said Vandalia Butler is building a new
school and won’t be able to host the tournament this season or next.

Burchenal wins state award:
Cincinnati St. Ursula girls’ soccer
standout Elizabeth Burchenal won the Gatorade Ohio Girls’ Soccer Player
of the Year award on Thursday. Burchenal, who has signed with North
Carolina, had 37 goals and 14 assists for the Bulldogs this past season.

Indiana offers Poole:
Winton Woods junior linebacker Antonio Poole
(6-1, 225) was offered by Indiana last week. He also has offers from
Bowling Green and Cincinnati.

Fairmont, Alter are No. 1 seeds:

Fairmont opens its Division I sectional girls’ basketball tournament
against No. 22 Dayton Belmont on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. at Troy. Alter,
which is a No. 1 seed in the Division II sectional, opens the
postseason against No. 10 Valley View at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Springboro.

Anderson clinches first FAVC title:
The Anderson girls’ basketball team
won its first Fort Ancient Valley Conference title last weekend.
Anderson is 16-4 going into the sectional tournament.

Virginia offers Hayes:
Moeller junior defensive end Jesse Hayes was
offered by West Virginia last week. Hayes also has offers from
Minnesota, North Carolina State, Kentucky, Indiana, Wisconsin and


Sectional bowling
tournaments, Friday and Saturday:
The tournaments will be held at
Colerain Bowl, Crossgate Lanes, Woodman Lanes and Victory Lanes. Look
for Fairborn, Stebbins, Oak Hills and St. Xavier to be among the boys’
favorites. The boys’ tournament, while the girls’ tournament is
Saturday. The girls’ team favorites could include Mercy, Seton,
Carroll, Stebbins and Beavercreek.

District swimming at
Miami University:
The Division I boys’ diving meet is Wednesday at
Miami University. The swimming competition begins at 5:45 p.m. Friday
at Miami. For Division II, the diving is Tuesday at Miami, while the
swimming is at 10:45 a.m. in Oxford. The girls’ Division I district
diving is Thursday at Miami, while the swimming is 5:45 p.m. Saturday.
The girls’ Division II district diving meet is Tuesday at Miami, while
the swimming is 10:45 a.m. Saturday. All winners advance to the state
meet in Canton.

Division I wrestling sectional
tournament, Friday and Saturday:
Several locations will host the
sectional starting Friday night, including Moeller, Elder, Western
Brown and Centerville. In the Cincinnati-area, look for Moeller and
Elder to be solid team favorites. Moeller edged Elder by one point in
the GCL-South meet last weekend.

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