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Oakwood homes during the
'teen' years -
1913 to 1919

OHS softball aces Northridge Spring Classic

Oakwood varsity softball took home a trophy April 19th after winning both games of the Northridge Spring Classic. The first game ended with a score of 18 – 2 win against Trotwood Madison.  The second game, for the championship, had a final score of 13 – 2 against Northridge. The winning pitcher for both games was Riley Hignite.

Pictured, Front row L to R: Elizabeth Stoecklein, Samantha Basore, Ali Botello Stephanie Steiner, Annie Denka, Ali Taylor; Back row Coach Scott Herman, Ellie Rodebeck, Riley Hignite, Caroline Turner, Hayley Biteman, Chloe Callison, Kailey Nolan, Hannah Seyfang, Coach Sally Harper, Grandpa.

Girls soccer camp taking registrations

Any girl CURRENTLY in grades 1st-5th that would like to attend the Oakwood Girls Soccer Camp, please be sure to register with Coach Gaydosh by May 30. The camp will be held June 9-13th from 10:00-12:00 down at Old River Fields.  

Flyers were passed out to all elementary students. if you have any questions or need a new form, please email Coach Dawn Gaydosh at or feel free to call at 439-0753.

This camp promises to be a lot of fun!  We hope to see you all this summer!

Tennis party at Hollinger May 10 

The USTA and the Virginia Hollinger Tennis Club is hosting a family-oriented Tennis Party/ Demo Day on Saturday May 10 at the Hollinger Tennis Club, 201 Shafor Blvd., Oakwood, from 9 a.m.-12 noon. The USTA TENNIS BLOCK PARTY/ DEMO DAY is a free tennis event open to the public. This activity for a healthy lifestyle will promote tennis, ”The Sport of a Lifetime.”

The USTA Block Party activities are designed to promote the game of tennis in a relaxed and enjoyable manner. Children and adults of all levels will have a chance to participate in games, drills, contests withing adult and junior interactive tennis zones. The day’s events will also include: raffles, prizes, food and refreshments.

Players can also demo tennis rackets provided by the events’ presenting sponsor Head Racket Sports. The USTA’s newest junior development program QUICKSTART will be showcased as part of the junior interactive zone.

For information about this event call Hollinger Director of Tennis and event coordinator Chris Cubbage at 937-304-6892 or email

Jills win 1st place trophy at Northridge Invt’l

The Oakwood High School Jills outran eight other area teams this week to finish first at the Northridge Invitational. Scoring in the field events were Brooke Trauthwein sixth in the shot put, Sarah Hierath(4th) and Joy Belser (6th) in the discus. Laura German long jumped to fifth place. Ericha Griep, Chelsea Bolger, Maya Hughes and Shannon Hallinan were third in the 4x800m relay. Meredith Irvin and Anna McGovern were fifth and eighth in the 100m low hurdles. McGovern also finished fifth in the 300m low hurdles just behind E. Griep in third place. Haley Basnett and Maddy Lehner were fourth and fifth in the 100m dash. Lehner finished sixth in the 200m dash. Bria Meade, Karin Mueller, A. McGovern and L. German passed the baton to second place in the 4x200m relay. Mueller was third in the 400m run. In the 1600m run, Elizabeth Connelly and Rachel Conniff were the first and second respectively. The 4x100m relay team of Mead, Lehner, Basnett and German finished first. In the 800m run, Alex Conniff and Sara French were second and third respectively. Julia Sizek and Sarah Dietz were first and third in the 3200m run. Kelsey McDonald had another impressive meet finishing first in 400m run and 200m dash, and anchoring the top-finishing 4x400m relay team of Mueller, Lehner and Basnett.

For the Jacks, Matt Money and Brian Beck were fourth and eighth in the shot put. Jake Mays and Brian Telek were first and fourth in the discus. Zach Rodabaugh long jumped to fifth place while Damian Rudy high jumped to seventh.  In the running events the 4x800m relay team of Keith Mueller, Tory Tomlinson, Philip Sizek and Liam Jackson, had a third place showing. Tomlinson ran to a seventh place spot in the 800m run. Taylor Rhoades was sixth in the 110m hurdles.  Brad Achterman was seventh in the 100m dash.  Both sprint relay teams, the 4x200m with Ben Hogan, Kevin Sharkey, Chris Hawkins and Nathan Thomas, and the 4x100m with Achterman, Sharkey, Chris Mullins and Thomas, crossed the finish line in fourth. Chris Wolcott and Will Reese were second and eighth in the 1600m run. Sharkey and Hawkins were seventh and eighth respectively in the 400m run. In the 3200m run, Marc Skill and Joey Neff were second and eighth respectively. Sharkey, Mueller, Hawkins and Thomas ended the meet with a fourth place finish in the 4x400m relay.  The boys finished fifth in team scoring.

On Friday evening the squads split running at Waynesville and the Dayton Relays. At Welcome Stadium in Dayton, Jake Mays and Brian Telek combined for a third place finish in the discus. Mays and Matt Money were fifth in the shot put. The girl’s 4x1600m relay team of Ericha Griep, Elizabeth Connelly, Rachel Conniff and Julia Sizek was sixth. Kelsey McDonald, Sizek, Griep and Lucy Shafer finished fifth in the 4x800m relay.

At Waynesville the both the girls and the boys teams were fourth in the team scoring. The top individual finishers for the girls were second place finishers Karin Mueller (400m run) and Alex Conniff (3200m run). Conniff was also fourth in the 1600m run. Third place individual performances were tallied by Laura German in the long jump and Sarah Dietz in the 1600m run. Anna McGovern and Shannon Hallinan were fifth place finishers in the 300m low hurdles and 3200m run respectively. The 4x100m relay team with Bria Meade, Maddy Lehner, Haley Basnett and Laura German were second. The 4x800m and 4x200m relay teams both finished sixth. The 4x400m relay team with Maya Hughes, Sara French, Lehner, and Mueller ended the girl’s events with a third place finish.

In the field events for the boys, Zach Rodabaugh was fourth in the long jump and Damian Rudy sixth in the high jump.  Tory Tomlinson, Troy Gould, Marc Skill and Liam Jackson started the evenings running events with a second place in the 4x800m relay.  Gabe Svobodny was first in the 1600m run. Keith Mueller was fourth in the 400m run. Chris Wolcott and Philip Sizek were first and fourth respectively in the 3200m run. The boys 4x400m relay team with Mueller, Tomlinson, Gould and Jackson were third.

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