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NCAC Football: Denison finally knocks off Wooster

 

(courtesy of Denison athletics via wikipedia commons)

Actors Steve Carell, Hal Holbrook, actress Jennifer Garner and Micheal Eisner would be proud of their alma mater.

The Denison Big Red football program, long been thought of as an also-ran in the NCAC where Wittenberg, Wabash and Wooster have dominated. Denison  finally beat Wooster in football and won back the Old Red Lantern which is a traveling trophy.

All of the Denison football players did not know about it nor had ever seen it.

The reason it was not known about, was because Denison had not beaten Wooster since 1995 and had lost 10 straight in the series.

All of that changed on Saturday when the Big Red pulled the upset over one of the top teams in the North Coast Athletic Conference, Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, 27-13.

Sam Fioroni (courtesy of Denison athletics)

Leading the charge for the Big Red was Sam Fioroni, a junior from Clarkston, Michigan, who rushed for 125 yards on 28 carries and scored on a 15-yard TD reception.

Denison is now 3-2 on the season. They’ve won three of their past four games and are showing under head coach Jack Hatem that they can have a winning season. Last year they ended up 4-6.

Denison University is a liberal arts college in the Licking County city of Granville, Ohio. Founded in 1831, the school has 2,132 students.

Info compiled from Denison University, Radio & TV news

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL Tournament action: Mifflin pressures Granville to death

Game report by Rudy LaPeer


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The Mifflin Punchers sometimes gets lost in the Columbus City League North Division because all of the attention sometimes goes to Northland, Centennial, Whetstone and Brookhaven, but they a decent team especially with high-scoring guard Percy Dean leading the way.

The Punchers also are quick and play solid defense.

Against the Granville Aces, the Punchers used a full-court press the entire game, forcing 20 turnovers and basically dominated and defeated the sixth-seeded team from Licking County, 63-51.

Mifflin, now 11-12, was led as usual by Dean with 20 points, six assists and showed why he was the Central District Player of the Year.

Dean received support from Ashton Scott with 13 points, seven rebounds and Alex Harris with 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocked shots.

Granville (17-6), one of the top teams in the Mid-State League Ohio Division, when they broke the fullcourt press, never were able to take advantage of the mismatches in the frontcourt.

The Aces were led in scoring by Ryan Green with 22 points.

Mifflin will play Columbus City League South Division member Eastmoor Academy in the Division II District final on Thursday at 9:00 p.m.

SWIFT TAX SERVICES/megasportsnews.com High School Bounce: Columbus Academy overpowers Hebron Lakewood in Mid-State League action

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Megasportsnews.com broadcasted its second high school basketball game of the season Saturday night as Hebron Lakewood was taking on Columbus Academy in Gahanna, Ohio.

The two schools, members of the Mid-State League Ohio Division, which also includes: Bexley, Granville, Heath, Licking Valley, Newark Catholic and Whitehall.

The Lancers of Lakewood came into the game having a miserable season at 0-9 overall, 0-5 in the league.

The Columbus Academy Vikings hit the hardwood with a 6-3 record, 2-2 in the league.

From the outset of the game, Academy dominated all aspects in route to a 66-50 win.

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Academy jumped out quickly at 11-0 when Lakewood took a timeout at 4:36 of the first quarter. The quarter finally ended with the Vikings up 19-7, forcing the Lancers into 10 turnovers in the first quarter using a full court press mixed in with various zone defenses.

Getting off to a bad start was not the only bad omen for the Lancers, their top player Ross Watts, got into early foul trouble and never scored a point and only took two shots the entire game.

Columbus Academy cruised from their, leading 32-17 at the half, 58-33 at the end the three and the final of 66-50.

The Vikings defensively forced 19 turnovers and only committed 10 themselves. They clearly had a height advantage and played at a quicker pace which affected the smaller Lancers.

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Academy had balanced scoring in the victory.

Daniel Aronowitz scored 15 points to lead the way. Zach Ratcliff, who was the ohcsports.com Player of the Game for Academy had 14 points. Austin Peterman added 11 and Tim Eldridge chipped in with 10.

The Lakewood Lancers were led by reserve forward/center Joe Cramer, who was selected as their ohcsports.com Player of the Game. Brandon Haggerty added 13 and Austen Morgan scored 12.

LAKEWOOD LANCERS GAME NOTES

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* Hebron, Ohio is located in Licking County.

* The Lancers are 0-10 overall, 0-6 in the MSL Ohio.

* The Lancers have lost to Whitehall, Watkins Memorial, Granville, Newark Catholic, Sheridan, Licking Heights, Utica, Heath, Bexley and now to Columbus Academy.

* This week, they’ll play At Johnstown, Licking Valley and At Whitehall.

COLUMBUS ACADEMY VIKINGS NOTES

* The Vikings have beaten: Wellington, Ready, Newark Catholic, Northridge, Granville, Licking Valley and now Lakewood.

* The Vikings have lost to Heath 59-56, Whitehall 61-55 and Worthington Christian 54-47.

* The Vikings are 7-3, 3-2 in the MSL Ohio.

*This week Academy plays At Johnstown, Licking Valley and At Whitehall.

SWIFT TAX SERVICES/megasportsnews.com HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE tonight live on our website: Mid-State League Ohio Division action, Hebron Lakewood at Gahanna Columbus Academy at 7:15 p.m.

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Megasportsnews.com will be airing its second basketball game tonight, Saturday January 15, we call it High School Bounce. Hebron Lakewood at Gahanna Columbus Academy live from Gahanna, Ohio in Northeast Columbus.

To listen live, go to the top of this website, click on HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE and click LISTEN LIVE next to the game listing and you’ll hear the game over the internet. Nate Smith and Stu Mason will have the action.

Lakewood Lancers (file photo)

The two schools are from the Mid-State League, Ohio Division which also has, Bexley, Granville, Heath, Licking Valley, Newark Catholic and Whitehall.

The Lancers from Licking County, are 0-9 overall, 0-5 in the league. They are led by one of the top players in the league, Ross Watts.

The Vikings of Academy are having a decent season so far of 6-3 overall, 2-2 in the league. They are led by Tim Eldredge, Zach Ratcliff, Jacob Mikalov and Daniel Aronowitz.

Columbus Academy High School (megasportsnews.com photo)

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT: Britt Wilder, Newark Catholic High School Green Wave, Running Back

MEGASPORTSNEWS.COM FEATURE

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When football fans in Ohio think of Newark Catholic High School, they think of championship football and former head coach J.D. Graham who is still a legend around the city.

Newark Catholic is a private, Catholic co-educational high school, located in Newark, Ohio. Newark is in Licking County, 33 miles east of  Ohio’s capital city, Columbus and has a population of 47,413.

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Britt Wilder Newark Catholic RB (megasportsnews.com)

The Green Wave resume’ in football is solid with 8 championship titles in football (1978, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991 and 2007), the second most in Ohio High School Athletic Association.

They also have been State of Ohio runner-ups in football.

Every student-athlete that plays football is expected to uphold the tradition because they have uncles, dads, cousins and grandparents who have played their and experienced a championship or a runnerup status.

(megasportsnews.com)

Newark Catholic is located at 1 Green Wave Drive (megasportsnews.com)

Case-in-point, is our Sports Spotlight feature guest, Britt Wilder. The 5’11, 190-pound Wilder is a senior running back and a captain. His uncle Todd, won a football title in 1978 and was a runner-up in 1980. His dad Rod, played on a championship team in 1982 and two runner-up finishes in 1981 and 1983.

Britt was a member of the freshman team in 2007 when the varsity won the state championship.

Head coach Bill Franks is keeping the football legacy going (megasportsnews.com)

Newark Catholic High School (megasportsnews)

The past two seasons, the Green Wave hasn’t made the playoffs the last two years at 6-4. That 6-4 record and the Newark Catholic team was not a bad team, but the school plays in the rugged Mid-State League, Ohio Division which includes five division III schools in football. The MLS Ohio Division teams are: Bexley, Columbus Academy, Granville, Heath, Lakewood, Licking Valley and Whitehall.

The Green Wave play in the OHSAA Division VI (6), Region 23 which includes such schools as Shadyside, Malvern, Bridgeport, Willowood Symmes Valley, Fairfield Christian and Glouster Trimble.

In 2008, Wilder was a linebacker; in 2009 as a junior, he rushed for 700 yards and in 2010, he rushed over 1,100 yards, scoring over 17 touchdowns and a 7.2 yards per carry.

Newark Catholic uses the I-formation mixed with the spread.

The Green Wave are coached by Bill Franks, an alumnus of the school who has experienced championships under the legendary J.D. Graham and college football at the University of Dayton under another coaching legend, Mike Kelly.

The 2010 Green Wave has a team of talented players including a senior class of 21. The offense is led by Britt Wilder and junior QB Garrett Vernau. The defense is led by DL Zack Shane, a 6’4, 239-pound playmaker who is a major college recruit, who was a first-team all-district choice in 2009.

In addition to playing their Mid-State League, Ohio Division teams, the Green Wave played World Harvest Prep and Nelsonville-York who was 8-2 in 2009.

By playing a tough schedule in 2010, New Catholic made the playoffs in Division 6, Region 23. The Green Wave, rated number 3 at 7-3 will play 6th ranked Fairfield Christian who is 9-0.


**We like to thank Newark Catholic Athletic Director and Football Coach Bill Franks for helping set up the interview with Britt Wilder; allowing us to visit practice to take photographs and gave us a chance to meet his coaching staff.

Also, we’ll be featuring Coach Franks on the radio show Sports Spotlight and have it as a podcast on the website next week.

We want to wish the Green Wave good luck in their quest to get football championship number 9!