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Frosh Curtis pushes Buccaneers past Springboro 62-60

Samari Curtis is just beginning to establish his legacy at Xenia High School. Friday, the freshman authored a fantastic first chapter.Rebounding teammate Ray James’ miss in the closing moments and hitting a floater in the lane with 3.8 seconds left, Curtis lifted the host Buccaneers to a 62-60 win over ...

Xenia to add inductees into athletic hall of fame

Xenia High School will honor its fifth class of inductees into its athletic hall of fame this weekend. Six individuals who excelled in sports at Xenia, a contributing community member and the 1992 state final four boys soccer team will be introduced during halftime of Friday’s boys basketball game against ...

Xenia’s Siefert sweeps 400, 200, qualifies for Trials

Hank Siefert of Xenia High School set a national record and qualified for the U.S. Olympic swimming trials during the YMCA Long Course National Championships at Indianapolis earlier this month.The junior set a record of 3:58.37 to win the 400-meters freestyle event. That placed him under the 2016 Trials standard ...

Andy Aracri is in his sixth season as Fairmont High School’s head football coach. The Firebirds were 6-4 last year, only their fourth winning season in the last 17. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Fairmont looking to build on success

Fairmont football faces a new challenge this season: following up on a rare winning season.The Firebirds were 6-4 last year, just their fourth winning season in the last 17 years and first for homegrown head coach Andy Aracri after four straight 2-8 campaigns. None of the current players were born ...

Springboro defender Jon Floyd (55) zeros in on Xenia QB Danny Naylor. Springboro hosted Xenia in a GWOC South Division high school football game on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

High school football preview: Xenia Buccaneers

High school: Xenia BuccaneersDivision 2, Region 16League: GWOC SouthHead coach: Bob DeLong, seven years at Xenia; 13 years at Tecumseh; 85-49 career record.Assistant coaches: Mike Schnieder, Cory Burnette, Danny Thomas, Sean Schooley, Mack Bottorff, Cedric Tolbert sr., Matt Bartley, Rex Plymale, Brian Bogenschutz, Joe Swanson, Tony Grear, Chris Grundy.2014 record: ...

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OHSAA addresses multiple girls basketball suspensions

Every month the Ohio High School Athletic Association releases a list of schools that have violated its various rules. Its next release will likely be unprecedented, which is noteworthy because the OHSAA has been policing its members since 1907.At least nine area schools had girls basketball players suspended for attending ...

Terry Toliver was in his third season as head coach of the Xenia varsity girls basketball team.

Girls basketball players suspended, Xenia coach cited

At least seven area girls varsity high school basketball players have been hit with two-game suspensions for violating an Ohio High School Athletic Association rule after participating in a non-sanctioned practice last Friday. The players are believed to be from Xenia, Beavercreek, Kenton Ridge, Fairmont and Springboro. As many as ...

Late 3-pointer lifts Xenia over Fairborn

Throughout the off-season and before school started there had been a solitary sound in the gymnasium at the Xenia YMCA every day at 6 a.m.It has been Xenia High School senior Brent Bauer hoisting shot after shot to get better for his last run through the high school season.Friday night ...

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Xenia football coach’s home damaged in fire

Xenia High School football coach Bob DeLong said his Ridge Road home suffered extensive damage during a fire late Saturday, however he and his family were not harmed. DeLong, who was at home with his wife and granddaughter, was sitting in front of the fireplace watching the last quarter of ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COUNTDOWN: XENIA

XENIA BUCCANEERSDivision / region: D-II, Region 6League / conference: Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division.Head coach: Bob DeLong, sixth season at Xenia, 19-31 career record; head coach for 13 years at Tecumseh with 85-49 career record. Overall career coaching record of 104-80.Assistant coaches: Rex Plymale, Matt Bartley, Tony Grear, Bill ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COUNTDOWN: FAIRMONT

High school: Fairmont FirebirdsDivision/region: D-I, Region 2League/conference: Greater Western Ohio Conference, Central Division.Head coach: Andy Aracri; fifth season as Fairmont’s head coach; career record of 8-32.Assistant coaches: Stephen McDonald, Jay Niswonger, Scott Horcher, Dick Hill, Mark Smith, Tim Gabbard, Dave Baker, Jules Grasso, Tony Bower, Nick Bower, Tom Downs, John ...

High school football preview: Xenia

The following is a brief high school football preseason preview. High school: Xenia Buccaneers Division / region: D-II, Region 6 League / conference: Greater Western Ohio Conference, South Division. Head coach: Bob DeLong, sixth season at Xenia, 19-31 career record; head coach for 13 years at Tecumseh with 85-49 career ...

Beavercreek rallies past Northmont

Beavercreek High School junior right fielder Nick Massey has a hard time finding the right words when talking about his team“I don’t know how to describe it,” Massey said Thursday after helping Beavercreek clinch the Division I sectional title at Xenia High School. “It seems like when we get down, ...

Xenia to induct third hall of fame class

The third class to be inducted into the Xenia High School athletic hall of fame will be introduced during today’s boys varsity basketball game against visiting Miamisburg.The inductees are five athletes, a coach, a contributing community member and a varsity girls basketball team that advanced to the state semifinals.An induction ...

Wayne puts on offensive show against Xenia

Wayne’s overwhelming offensive performance led the Warriors to a 49-20 win over Xenia in high school football on Friday.Quarterback D’Mitrik Trice was 19-of-27 for 352 yards and three touchdowns to led a Wayne attack that totaled 610 yards. Trey McFadden rushed 20 times for 215 yards and three touchdowns. Tristan ...

Xenia football preview

Outlook: The Bucs shift down to D-II after years of being among the smallest D-I programs in the state. Confidence is high and there’s plenty of talented underclassmen. Xenia could be a surprise in the GWOC South. High school: Xenia Buccaneers Division this season: II Division last season: I Region: ...

Stoll answers calling from Xenia

It took only a few weeks for Mark Stoll to realize that retirement isn’t nearly as glamorous as AARP Magazine makes it appear. Stoll’s moment of truth arrived on a hot, sunny day in June, when his grand kids staged a baseball walkout in his own back yard. “Here’s how ...

Oakwood AD Hughes receives state honor

It’s a given that high school athletic directors take a lot of heat for a lot of varied reasons. That isn’t written in their contracts, but it sure is understood.But it’s the next best thing to coaching. A great AD is part ambassador, a tireless worker and a vital go-between ...

Roundup: Xenia downs Carroll

After trailing at halftime, the Xenia Buccaneers scored three touchdowns in the second half to beat Carroll 34-23 on Friday night.Carroll led 21-14 at the half, but Derek Hudson ran in a 6-yard touchdown to tie it for Xenia in the third. The Buccaneers then scored on a 77-yard punt ...

Commentary: There’s no beating the best quotes

In this business, a colorful quote can make a story. I’ll trade all the stats, names and nuances for one lively zinger.Xenia High School football coach Bob Delong was money last week. The subject was the expanded playoffs, a landmark decision by the Ohio High School Athletic Association.The Buccaneers were ...

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