Northmont High School senior Gabe Newburg (right) is helped off the field by senior teammate David Weherley this past season. Weherley was among area players who were named to the South teams for the 74th Annual North vs. South All-Star Classic. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

17th annual Flyin’ to the Hoop set for takeoff at Fairmont’s Trent Arena

The 17th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop midseason high school basketball frenzy will be held at Fairmont’s Trent Arena in Kettering this coming weekend. A Flyin’ fail-safe plan already is in the works should another heavy snowfall hit Dayton during the event, as expected.

»» FLYIN’: “Let the chaos begin”

“We’re aware that it might snow and the show will definitely go on,” assured Flyin’ creator Eric Horstman. “We’re doing everything we can behind the scenes to make sure we have some back-ups so we can get games to be played that are scheduled.”

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Thirty-seven teams will play 20 games from Friday through Monday. Friday’s doubleheader will feature host Fairmont vs. Crestwood Prep (Canada) at 6:30 p.m., followed by IMG Academy (Fla.) vs. Huntington Prep (W.Va.) at 8:15 p.m. There will be six games each the next three days.

Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop founder Eric Horstman announced the 17th annual lineup at Miami Valley Hospital North in Englewood on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

A potential limited amount of tickets will be available for Saturday and Monday games, depending what participating teams didn’t sell in advance. Tickets are available for Friday and Sunday games. For more ticket information, see

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• The girls basketball equivalent to Flyin’ is Classic in the Country Challenge at Berlin Hiland in Holmes County on Saturday through Monday. Wayne (8-4) and Fairmont (8-4) both area scheduled to play two games each.

On Sunday, Wayne will play Canton GlenOak (1:40 p.m.) and Fairmont gets Toledo Rogers (8:20 p.m.). On Monday, Wayne is paired with Pickerington Central (1:20 p.m.) and Fairmont will play Wadsworth (4:40 p.m.). Central (D-I) and Rogers (D-II) both ranked No. 2 in the debut of the state polls.

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»» PHOTOS: Covington at Tri-Village girls basketball

• Area football will be well represented in the 74th Annual North vs. South All-Star Classic on Saturday, April 27 at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon.

The nation’s longest-running all-star event for high school seniors will feature combined Divisions I-III and Divisions IV-VII games.

Named to the South I-III coaching staff was Xenia’s Trace Smitherman. Steve Poff, who recently resigned as Middletown Madison’s head coach, and Spencer Wells of Fort Loramie were chosen for the South IV-VII staff.

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»» PHOTOS: Carroll at Alter girls basketball

Northmont landed three players on the South I-III team: quarterback Miles Johnson, offensive lineman David Weherley and defensive lineman Brian Heyward. Joining them are Ta’ron Britt (DB) and Jayvanare Nelloms (LB) of Trotwood-Madison, Dominic Wilcox (WR) of Chamiande Julienne, Peyton Bartley (OL) and Johnzel Gray (LB) of Xenia, Matt Centers (LB) of Franklin and Sidney’s Josiah Hudgins (DB).

Trotwood-Madison boys basketball coach Rocky Rockhold makes a point during the announcement of the 17th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop schedule at Miami Valley Hospital North on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

South area players on the IV-VII team are Matt Phillips (OL) of Clinton-Massie, Twon Hines (DB) of Northridge, Daniel Butterbaugh (DB) of Waynesville and Madison’s Caleb Bolen (OL), Max Evans (DL) and Cole Pelgen (DL).

The games are sponsored by the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association. Steve Channell, who recently resigned as Miamisburg’s head coach, is the North South Classic All-Star Game coordinator.

»» FOOTBALL: Carroll coach resigns

»» RELATED: Carroll, Minster No. 1 in girls basketball polls

The Miami Valley Football Coaches Association North vs. South All-Star Game will be held on Friday, June 14 at Centerville. Those rosters have not been announced.

• Fairborn senior guard Shaunn Monroe has rebounded nicely since being held to a season-low 10 points by Butler. He scored 23 in a 65-52 defeat of Troy and went for 39 in last Friday’s 76-52 defeat of Tippecanoe. Monroe (25.8) is No. 3 in GWOC scoring behind Samari Curtis of Xenia (32.5) and Trotwood’s Amari Davis (28.2).

»» FOOTBALL: Another GWOC coach resigns

»» DRAGONS: Bolivar returns as manager for third season

• Wayne’s boys basketball game at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary’s (9-2) on Sunday was postponed. No makeup date has been announced.

• Multiple area varsity contests were postponed due to weather conditions this past Saturday. Contact us by email at with makeup date information.

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»» RELATED: Butler gets defensive at Fairborn

»» PHOTOS: Butler at Fairborn boys basketball

»» RELATED: Centerville takes out Kenton Ridge

»» PHOTOS: Centerville at Kenton Ridge girls basketball

»» FOOTBALL: Tipp coach resigns after 4 seasons

»» RELATED: “Fire” fuels Stivers boys 

»» FOOTBALL: Alter assistant “will be missed”

»» RELATED: Boys basketball power rankings

»» PHOTOS: Tippecanoe at Fairmont girls basketball

»» PHOTOS: GMVWA Holiday Tournament, Day 2

»» RELATED: Streaking Fairmont girls take out Tipp

»» WRESTLING: Tecumseh record-setter on a pin mission

»» WRESTLING: Wayne heavyweight, Legacy Christian make their points

»» PHOTOS: GMVWA Holiday Tournament

»» FOOTBALL: Channell resigns as Miamisburg coach

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»» RELATED: Girls basketball power rankings

»» FOOTBALL: Northmont pair headed to Big Ten

»» PHOTOS: Signing day at Northmont

»» FOOTBALL: Who’s going where

»» RELATED: Butler tagged with first loss in OT to Sidney

»» PHOTOS: Sidney at Butler, boys basketball

»» RELATED: No. 1 Elks defeat No. 2 Warriors

»» PHOTOS: Wayne at Centerville, girls basketball

»» RELATED: Unbeaten CJ defeats rival Alter

»» RELATED: Unbeaten Trotwood overwhelms Xenia

»» PHOTOS: Xenia at Trotwood-Madison, boys hoop

»» GWOC: More shakeup for the mega-conference

»» GWOC: Trotwood-Madison voted out

»» GWOC: Trotwood “dismissed” from conference

»» PHOTOS: Butler at Northmont, boys basketball

»» RELATED: Two more added to 50-plus club

»» RELATED: UC lands Xenia standout

»» RELATED: List of area seniors who signed

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