5/2/16 - Tennis
Won tonight at home 4-1 against Bethel Tate. Matt Burden lost to Josh Royer 6-4, 2-6,(4-10) super tiebreak in lieu of a 3rd set. Jacob Miller defeated Mitchell McClfresh 6-0, 3-6, (10-4) super tie break in lieu of a 3rd set. Nick Grogg defeated Kyle Clements 6-2, 6-3. Kayla Dugger and Wesley Mitchell defeated Ryan Beyer and Andrew Woudenberg 6-1, 6-0. Jed Turpin and Tomas Oldham defeated Jacob Bowman and Justin Royer 6-0, 6-1. Now 10-4 on the season and 5-1 in the league, and guaranteed at least a co league championship with Felicity who is currently 4-1 in the league.
4/25/16 - Tennis defeats Little Miami Twice
Won tonight twice at Little Miami. The first match we finished from the rain delay from a couple weeks ago. Blan won 3-2. Matt Burden lost to Educardo Liceaga 6-2, 2-6, 1-6. Jacob Miller lost to Brett Lempher 1-6, 6-7 (6-8). Nick Grogg defeated Dake Raybon 6-2, 6-2. Kayla Dugger and Wesley Mitchell defeated Chase Williams and Luke Corbin 6-4, 7-5. Jed Turpin and Tomas Oldham defeated Grant Leavengood and Noah Frederick 6-2, 6-3. The second match we also won 3-2. Matt Burden defeated Dake Raybon 7-6(7-3), 6-1. Jacob Miller lost to Luke Corbin 6-7(5-7)4-6. Nick Grogg defeated Joe York 6-4, 6-4. Kayla Dugger and Wesley Mitchell lost to Educardo Liceaga and Chase Williams 6-4, 4-6, 5-7. Tomas Oldham and Jed Turpin defeated Nick Stacey and Eerik Huculak 6-1, 6-4. Now 7-4 on the season, 2-1 in the league.
4/20/16 - Tennis vs. Hillsboro
Won tonight at home against Hillsboro 5-0. Matt Burden defeated Daniel Jacky 6-3, 7-5. Jacob Miller defeated Spencer Brown 6-2, 6-3. Nick Grogg defeated Andrew Gunderman 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. Kayla Dugger and Wesley Mitchell defeated Christian Green and Camry Green 6-1, 6-0. Tomas Oldham and Jed Turpin defeated Austin Bumgarner and Austin Pendell 7-6(7-4). 6-2. Now 5-3 on the season 2-0 in the league, heading down to Felicity-Franklin tomorrow.
4/15/16 - Varsity Softball vs. Norwood
Patton: 1-4, 2 Rs
Dalton: 2-3, 2 RBI, sac bun,2 Rs
Curless: 1-4, dbl, 2 RBI, 2 Rs
Abney: 2-4, HR, dbl, 2 RBI, 2 Rs
Sicurella: 3-4, 2 RBI, 2 Rs
Rose: 2-3. K, 1 R
I took us a little while to get going offensively tonight, but once we did, we put together a real solid innings and put 8 runs on the board in the 5th to break open a 4-4 tie. Shayla Sicurella led the way going 3-4, driving in 2 runs and scoring 2 runs herself. Kassidy Abney also had a good night collecting 2 hits with a HR and double, driving in runs and also scoring twice. Shelbie Rose and Jay Dalton also had 2 hits each. Katy Henry did a nice job on the mound to pick up her first varsity win. Defensively, we committed a few more errors than I would like, but we also made some nice plays, including Dakota Demitt who played real well in centerfield tonight.
4/14/16 - Tennis
Won tonight at home 5-0 against Amelia. Matt Burden defeated Robert Bryer 6-2, 6-3. Jacob Miller defeated Cameron Robinson 6-2, 6-3. Nick Grogg defeated Tyler McGraw 6-1, 6-2. Wesley Mitchell and kayla Dugger defeated Dakota Batten and Seth Carman 6-2, 6-0. Tomas oldham and Jed Turpin defeated Hunt Olmstead and John Carmen 6-3, 6-0. Now 3-3 on the season,2-0 in the league. Heading to Wilmington Saturday for the Invitational tournament.
4/13/16 - Tennis
Lost to New Richmond away today 0-5. Matt Burden lost to Joel Bird 0-6, 0-6. Jacob Miller lost to Cam Coulter 2-6, 1-6. Hunter Miller lost to Tim Hammer 0-6,1-6, Kayla Dugger and Nick Grogg lost to Cade Heflin and Chase Heflin 5-7, 0-6. Jed Turpin and Tomas Oldham lost to Drew Maxwell and Teddy Mansfield5-7, 1-6. Always thankful to pick up valuable playing experience against a great opponent. Now 2-3 on the season 2-0 in the league. Amelia comes over on Thursday. -Coach Shepard
3/29/16 - Tennis
Won tonight 3-2 at home against Felicity Franklin. Matt Burden lost to Devin Denune 0-6, 0-6, Jacob Miller defeated Jared Boeckman 6-4, 6-1. Nick Grogg defeated Dylan Beyer 6-4, 6-2. In the deciding victory match of the evening, Kayla Dugger and Wesley Mitchell defeated Travis Waters and Ethan Brown 3-6, 7-5, 6-1. Tomas Oldham and Jed Turpin lost to Logan Cumby and Joey Glassmeyer 4-6, 6-4, 5-7. Devin Denune proved to be just what I expected, one of the best players in the region(check out his match Wednesday against New Richmond) Jacob Miller picked up his first of what will be many victories in his high school career. He defeated an opponent that was a state qualifier in cross country as a sophomore. Nick Grogg also picked up his first career victory. 1st doubles overcame a first set loss to survive in the second set and dominate the third to lead us to victory. 2nd doubles fought hard, could have won, had multiple match points but finally succumbed to the relentless tenacity of a great second doubles team for Felicity. Anytime you win a league match with all new players against a much improved Felicity team in the third set, after losing the first, it is a great victory. We could have lost tonight, just because Felicity was that good. We are very fortunate and thank you for the victory. Now 1-1 on the season and 1-0 in the league. -Coach Shep
3/28/16 - Tennis
Started off the season today with 0-5 loss at home to New Richmond. Matt Burden lost to Angus Matthews 2-6, 0-6. Jacob Miller lost to Joel Bird 1-6, 1-6. Despite the lopsided scores both Matt and Jacob lost to extremely talented and experienced players. The games and points were very competitive. Nick Grogg lost to Carter Light 0-6, 1-6. Nick gained valuable match experience against a talented and experienced player. Wesley Mitchell and Kayla Dugger lost to Chase Heflin and Joe Maxwell. 1-6, 1-6. Same comment- gained valuable match experience against an experienced and talented opponent. Tomas Oldham and Jed Turpin lost to Daniel Weiskither and Emerson White 0-6, 2-6. So all in all we are extremely pleased our performance against the American League champions. six out of seven of our starters were new, as opposed to New Richmond that returned seven starters. -Coach Shepard