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2013 Clark Kellogg Tip-Off Classic Game 1: Cincinnati Summit Country Day 46 Columbus Africentric 44

Summit Country Country Day   10 15 8 13—46

Columbus Africentric                       14    8 12 10-44

 

(courtesy CSCDHS)

Summit Country Day Silver Knights

Evan Davis 18 points

Antonio Woods 16 points

7-12 Free Throws

6 Turnovers

 

 

GAME NOTES

*The Silver Knights head coach is former University of Kentucky basketball player Michael Bradley.

*2013 is the 50th anniversary of the school.

*It is a Roman Catholic private college prep school.

*Tuition ranges from $3,600 to $18,200.

*Won an OHSAA men’s basketball title in 2012.

*From Cincinnati, Ohio.

*Plays in the Miami Conference with Clark Montessori, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, North College Hill, Lockland, Cincinnati Christian, Cincinnati Country Day, Seven Hills, St. Bernard-Elmwood Place and New Miami.

(megasportsnews.com photo)

Africentric Early College Nubians

Jaquan Harrison 15 points

Ulmer Manzie 15 points

6-18 Free Throws

7 Turnovers

GAME NOTES

*The Nubians are the defending City League South Division champions

*The City South Division is Eastmoor Academy, Walnut Ridge, Marion-Franklin, Independence, West, Briggs and South.

*Located in Columbus, Ohio near German Village near downtown.

*Head coach is Michael Bates, whose younger brother, Jason Bates is the head coach at rival school Walnut Ridge.

*School has students from Kindergarden through Grade 12.

*Will be getting a brand new high school in the future.

 


Eastmoor Academy makes quick work of Licking Valley on HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE

Eastmoor Academy head coach James Miranda is an imposing figure on the sidelines

The basketball season came to an end earlier then the Licking Valley Panthers may have wanted on last Saturday when they traveled to Eastmoor Academy for the first round of the OHSAA Boys state basketball tournament. Eastmoor dominated the game from start to finish as the Warriors try to make a run at a sectional championship.

The game started with a 9-0 run by Eastmoor. The Warriors hadn’t played a game in 10 days since defeating Beechcroft, so they did not shoot well from the field early. But Eastmoor took the early lead because of their tough defense with a full court press and by using their speed to get out in transition and run past Licking Valley. The Panthers did not score their first basket until there was 1:04 left to play in the first quarter.
 

John Draper (5) of Eastmoor Academy is the team's leader

 


Eastmoor caught fire offensively in the second quarter scoring 29 points. The team used their quickness to force turnovers and to create fast break opportunities. Licking Valley struggled to get the ball across half court at some points and that’s when Eastmoor began to run away with the game.

The second half was more of the same game as Eastmoor dominated to win the game 65-31.
 

Eastmoor Academy's biggest asset is a very deep bench

Jahmal Hughes (24) is a star on the rise for Eastmoor Academy

 

PHOTOS BY CODY INVERSO

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

 

 

ALL PHOTOS BY MEGASPORTSNEWS.COM

 


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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Springfield Northwestern football coach Stevens resigns

 

(Courtesy of Al Anderson)

Springfield Northwestern High School in Springfield, Ohio is a tough place for a football coach to stay.

The Warriors have had just one winning season since the 1980′s, going 6-4 in 2006. They have not won a league title since 1967, and have never played in the OHSAA playoffs.

Athletic Director Jeff Hobby is looking for a new head football coach.

Brian Stevens, the head coach the past three seasons, has resigned.

Stevens had a record of 5-25 at Northwestern, which sits on State Route 41 just Northwest of Springfield.

The Warriors improved quite a bit under Stevens’ guidance but it did not add wins to show the actual progress.

Northwestern went 2-8 in both 2009 and 2010 and 1-9 in 2011.

Stevens, who plans on spending more time with his wife and two children, did not rule out coaching in 2012.

 

Info compiled from staff, Radio & News reports

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