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SPORTS SPOTLIGHT FEATURE: Maurice Hale, QB/CB Columbus Beechcroft Cougars

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QB/CB Maurice Hale

The Beechcroft Cougars have been the football team to beat in the Columbus City League North Division for the past few years.

Yes, I realize there are the Brookhaven Bearcats, their arch-rivals; the Northland Vikings and the Mifflin Punchers in that division. However, the Cougars, under head coach Bruce Ward, in his fourth season, are 16-5 the past two seasons with a playoff appearance. Furthermore, the last North Division team to beat them was Northland.

The Cougars are still the team to beat despite losing the talents of James Duncan, Alpha Berry, Kevin Chappelle, James Clayborn, Shaquille Minnifield, Jalen and Jamar Rudolph through graduation.

One of the reasons Beechcroft is still the team to beat, are the talents of senior quarterback/cornerback Maurice Hale. He is also a top-notch basketball player for the Cougars.

Hale, who is 6’3, 195 pounds, rarely leaves the field. He is what they call an “athlete” in today’s football world. He also plays  long-snapper and place-kick holder. The only time the fans won’t see him on the field is on returns. He is that valuable to the Cougars success.

2011 was a breakout season for the talented Hale. He was awarded All-City League, All-District Division II honors. He set a school-record with 2,087 passing yards with 17 touchdowns and 8 interceptions and rushed for over 900 yards.

Maurice Hale under the watchful eye of head coach Bruce Ward

Last season, Beechcroft was 9-2 in Division II, Region 7 and 7-0 in the City League North. They won eight games in a row to end the season. The Cougars were the seeded fifth in the playoffs, but lost at fourth-seeded Big Walnut, 14-7 in the first round.

That defeat has inspired the Cougars to do even better this year with less games in the regular season. Mostly all high school football team around Central Ohio opened the season on August 24. Beechcroft had a game with Columbus Independence on the schedule, but the 76ers wanted to play Columbus Mifflin instead and it left the Cougars hanging. But Coach Ward said “it gave us a chance to get in more practice time.”

Beechcroft is 2-1 going into this week’s encounter with the Whetstone Braves.

The Cougars started the season in Week 2 beating Dublin Jerome, 18-10; in Week 3 they lost 20-18 at St. Charles and in Week 4 they overpowered Centennial, 55-15.

Hale’s favorite target is WR Khaleed Franklin, who is a big, fast and physical player at 6’3, 200 pounds.

Hale used to play Safety, but Ward moved him to cornerback to cut down on injuries. Safeties with their free-style, open play and hard-hitting often get injured more than DB’s.

Beechcroft has played in the OHSAA playoffs 14 times. In 2009 and 2010, they finished 7-3 with a strong schedule but did not make it. They don’t want that to have again. Maurice Hale said the goal is the playoffs, always!

Beechcroft benefits from being located in a very nice neighborhood off State Route 161 in North Columbus, Ohio

 

 

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COLUMBUS CITY LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Marion-Franklin loses at Pickerington Central

GAME REPORT FROM STANLEY PACKETT

 

The best game in Columbus for Division II schools was City League South Division member Marion-Franklin visiting the Pickerington Central Tigers of the Ohio Capital Conference.

There’s talent on both team’s with Jaron Dukes and Corry Benson for the Red Devils.

Pickerington Central High School (file photo)

Taco Charlton and Greg Basalyga for the Tigers.

Central’s head coach Jay Sharrett graduated the largest senior class in school history last year after the team earned a Division 1 State title game berth.

Before a standing room only crowd, Central  beat the Red Devils, 45-24.

Both teams are 1-1 to start 2012.

Marion-Franklin, who has made the OHSAA playoffs eight straight years, could not stop turning the ball over with three turnovers.

The Red Devils had a tough time stopping Tigers WR Charlton who is 6’6.

Joe Alverson was the big, playmaker for the Red Devils. He caught a 10-yard TD pass; a 2-point conversion and on a 62-yead drivers.

 

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Univerity of Alabama golfer Thomas among five honored as 2012 Jack Nicklaus Award recipients

 

Justin Thomas from Alabama, Nova Southeastern’s Ben Taylor, Noah Ratner from Guilford,  Texas Wesleyan Nathan Anderson and Jimmy Kozikowski of South Mountain Community College have been named the 2012 Jack Nicklaus Award recipients as the Golf Coaches Association of American Collegiate Players of the Year. The Nicklaus Award recognizes the top players at Division I, II, III, NAIA and NJCAA levels.

Jack Nicklaus at 2012 Memorial Tournament (megasportsnews.com photo)

Since 1988, the award for the GCAA Collegiate Players of the Year has been named after Jack Nicklaus, a Big Ten and NCAA Champion at Ohio State University.

Thomas is the Division I Nicklaus Award receipient, was previously honored with the Phil Mickelson Award presented by the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation as the nation’s outstanding freshman and was named a PING First-Team All-American selection.

A native of Goshen, Kentucky, Thomas got off to a quick start in his college career, claiming his first tournament the Carpet Capital Collegiate. He would go on to win three more times – the Puerto Rico Classic, SEC Men’s Golf Championship and NCAA Southeast Regional.

Justin Thomas (courtesy of Alabama athletics)

 

Info compiled from Golf Coaches Association of America

 

 

 

Columbus State men’s golfers earn trip to junior college national championships next week

 

(courtesy of Columbus State via wikipedia commons)

Columbus State Community College men’s golf team finished second at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II regional tournament in Battle Creek, Michigan.

That finish allows the team to earn a spot in the national championships May 22-25 in Plymouth, Indiana.

The Cougars are led by Ash Alstadt, Hayden Pyles, Jacob Stasiuwelicz and Nathan Young.

 

Info courtesy of Columbus State, Radio & TV news

 

 

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Girls long jump record set by Eastmoor Academy’s Carter

 

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Eastmoor Academy freshman Cheyanne Carter broke the Division II state girls long jump record with a leap of 20 feet, 1/4 inch during the opening night of the Columbus City League track and field championships at Whetstone High School.

Carter beat the competition by almost four feet and the old mark by half an inch.

 

 

Info compiled from Radio & TV news

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