John Reed, one of the state’s best high school football coaches, has
died. Football this fall in Ohio won’t be the same without him. The former Coldwater died early Friday morning. He had esophageal cancer.
John Reed, one of the state’s best high school football coaches, has died. Football this fall in Ohio won’t be the same without him.
Reed died early Friday morning. He had esophageal cancer.
“If you asked people to name four or five coaches you wouldn’t mind your kid playing for, I think John Reed would be one of those coaches,” Kettering Alter Ed Domsitz told the Dayton Daily News.
Reed’s legacy certainly won’t be forgotten. He led Coldwater to two state titles and 168 wins during his 15-year tenure. He won 283 games overall; included in that total was the 31 games he won at Lebanon, according to the DDN.
“For people who don’t know what it was like before coach Reed, it’s almost like Woody Hayes here,” former Coldwater player and current Ohio State player Ross Homan told the Dayton Daily News. “Everyone remembers Woody Hayes and what he did. Coach Reed’s lessons will go on for a long time.”
Visitation is at 4 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. on Friday in Coldwater. Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at The Palace at Coldwater High School.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Sarah Hammitt, Madeira softball: The senior pitcher threw a perfect game and had 12 strikeouts in the Amazons’ 10-0 win over Finneytown on Wednesday, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. She improved to 12-1 after the game. Hammitt had a 13-1 record with 126 strikeouts and eight shutouts going into this week. She had a 0.08 ERA. She also had a double and five RBI at the plate this regular season. Hammitt helped lead Madeira to the CHL title; Madeira has won the league title for three consecutive years. The Amazons defeated Reading 5-1 in the teams’ second regular-season game.
TEAM OF THE WEEK
Springboro baseball team: Springboro captured its fourth consecutive Greater Western Ohio Conference South division title last week. Springboro, which had won 10 consecutive games entering this week, was scheduled to play host to Beavercreek on Monday afternoon. Entering this week, Springboro had a 19-5 overall record, including 12-1 in the conference.
The team’s offensive leaders include Taylor Terrell, who is hitting .431 with 10 doubles, two triples, 17 RBI and five stolen bases. Kyle King is hitting .414 with six doubles, three triples, 19 RBI and three stolen bases. Ben Schubert is hitting .391 with seven doubles and 18 RBI. Ian Huss it hitting .383 with seven home runs, seven doubles and 31 RBI. Scott White is hitting .375 with a team-leading eight home runs and 37 RBI.
White is 6-1 on the mound with a team-leading 43 strikeouts and a 1.71 ERA. Springboro, the No. 1 seed in the Division I Dayton sectional, will play host to today’s winner of West Carrollton or Trotwood in a sectional semifinal at 5 p.m. Thursday.
NEWS, NOTES & NUGGETS
Indian Hill wins CHL title: The Indian Hill boys tennis team won the CHL title. The Braves defeated Wyoming 4-1 to finish with a 5-0 record in league play.
Colorado offers Dukes: Colerain junior cornerback Chris Dukes was recently offered by Colorado. He also has offers from Pittsburgh and others.
Duggan adds offer: St. Xavier junior linebacker has been offered by North Carolina State, according to ScoutingOhio.com. Duggan also has offers from Cincinnati, Michigan, Minnesota and several other schools.
Skyline event to be announced today: The 13th annual Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown prep football event will announce its full lineup for this August at a news conference this afternoon in Cincinnati. Several area teams are expected to compete.
It’s already been reported that Huber Heights Wayne will play Archbishop Moeller on a Sunday afternoon in August at Cincinnati St. Xavier. The game will be on an ESPN channel.
Wayne wins league title: The Huber Heights Wayne softball team won its first Greater Western Ohio Conference Central division title on Friday, according to the Dayton Daily News. “I’m just really glad we’re able to call this our own,” Wayne junior pitcher Katlyn Emmel told the publication.
All-American Bowl: Centerville lineman Michael Bennett, Wayne quarterback Braxton Miller, Springfield linebacker Trey DePriest and Trotwood-Madison receiver A.J. Jordan are among the Dayton-area players nominated for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in January 2011, according to the Dayton Daily News. The Cincinnati-area players include Moeller linebacker Kendall Walker, Finneytown lineman Donavon Clark, Lakota West lineman Ryan Kelly, Colerain linebacker Jarrett Grace and Colerain fullback Trayion Durham, according to the Enquirer.
Monroe names football coach: Monroe named Brett Stubbs the new Monroe football coach, pending Board of Education approval this week. He replaces Ken Meibers III, who left to take the same position at Norwood. Stubbs is a former defensive coordinator at Middletown and Monroe.
Buffalo offers Hayes, Walker: Buffalo offered Moeller junior DL Jesse Hayes and Moeller junior LB Kendall Walker last week, according to the Enquirer. Hayes has 16 other scholarship offers, including Cincinnati, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arizona and others.
Talawanda names coach: Oxford Talawanda has named Michael Arlinghaus as the school’s new boys basketball coach.
High praise: The Hamilton Ross baseball team is the No. 1 seed in the Dayton Division II sectional this week. The Rams are led by 3B Casey Vatter, who had more than 30 RBI and was hitting .482 last week. Ross coach Jason Rettinger said the Rams have impressed him all season with their work ethic on the field. “This group is the hardest-working group I have had in my six years at Ross,” Rettinger told the Enquirer.
Clermont Northeastern vs. Mariemont/North College Hill softball, 5 p.m. Wednesday: CNE, which is the No. 1 seed in the Cincinnati Division III sectional, will play the winner of Monday’s Mariemont-NCH game on Wednesday afternoon. CNE is led by freshman pitcher Emily Anderson, who has more than 340 strikeouts this season. She had 20 wins, six no-hitters and four perfect games at the start of this week.
Middletown Madison vs. Northridge softball, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Madison, the No. 1 seed in the Dayton Division III sectional, opens the postseason with a sectional semifinal against Northridge. ìI think the girls have worked hard to get that top seed,î Madison coach Keri Hensley told the Middletown Journal after the sectional tournament voting. ìBut we’ve been preparing for things one game at a time all year and that’s what we’ll keep on doing.î
Hamilton Ross vs. Valley View/Oakwood baseball, 5 p.m. Thursday: Ross, the No. 1 seed in the Dayton Division II sectional, plays the winner of today’s game between Valley View and Oakwood. The Rams are hitting .370 as a team. Casey Vatter is hitting .474 with 11 doubles and 13 stolen bases. Pitcher Josh Henderson has a team-leading 30 strikeouts and a 1.47 ERA.
Division I boys’ tennis sectional tournament, 8 a.m. Thursday: Several individuals will compete at the start of the sectional tournament at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason. St. Xavier senior Ryan Bandy is the No. 1 seed in the tournament. The other top seeds include Walnut Hills’ David Lerner and St. Xavier’s Devin Bostick and Hirsch Metani. The sectional finals will be played at 12:30 Friday at Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason.