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1st annual OHS Athletic Hall of Fame
Banquet Aug. 21

The Oakwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee would like to invite the public to the First Annual Oakwood Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet to be held Thursday, Aug. 21 at the Dayton Country Club (jacket/no denim) beginning at 6 p.m. Cost for the event is $30 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under.  Social hours begins at 6 p.m. with heavy hor’devours; program begins at 7:15 pm.  

The following individuals will be inducted:

Dr. Roger Beardmore, Class of 1969
Kate Burton, Class of 1981
Edward Cook, Coach
Bess Hayner, Coach
Dan Howell, Class of 1973
J. Mack Hummon, Coach
Barry MacKay, Class of 1953
Joe (Buzz) Pierce, Class of 1964
John Sauer, Class of 1943
Marisa Tuzzi Maher, Class of 1995
State Championship Track Teams of 1929, 1930, & 1931

The Committee is trying to locate the family members of Dan Howell, Bess Hayner and the 1929-1931 State Championship Track Teams.  If you know of any information that would help us, please call the Oakwood Athletic Department at
(937) 297-5342.

To purchase tickets for the event, please send a check made payable to Oakwood Athletic Boosters, and mail to Oakwood Athletic Hall of Fame, 1200 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, OH  45419 by Aug. 1, 2008.  Attendees will not receive a ticket in the mail; check-in begins at 5: 45 p.m. at the Dayton Country Club.  

For more information, please contact Mark Hughes, Chairman, Hall of Fame Committee, at (937) 297-5342.

Dayton Wings garner All-Ohio & All-Region Honors

Seven Dayton Wings players received All-Ohio & All-Region recognition by the Ohio State Lacrosse Association.  The Dayton Wings high school team is a Division III lacrosse team comprised of Dayton-area student athletes.  The Wings compiled an 11-5 record en route to a third place finish in the Division III state high school playoffs.

First Team:  

Alex Coe, Attackman, Senior, Fairmont HS

Zack Kauth, Midfielder, Senior, Chaminade Julienne HS

Second Team:

Chas Fralick, Midfielder, Senior, Springfield

Bob Ferdelman, Defensemen, Junior, Miamisburg HS

Mike O’Neal, Attackman, Sophomore, New Knoxville HS

Honorable Mention:

Nolan Kronbergs, Midfielder, Junior, Oakwood HS

Jake Ritzenthaler, Midfielder, Junior, Tecumseh HS

Oakwood rowers win 1st at Governors’ Cup

Dayton Boat Club rowers brought home medals from the Midwest Junior Rowing Championship held in Cincinnati May 17-18 and at the Governor’s Cup regatta held at Griggs Reservoir in Columbus April 26.

At the Midwest Championships, the girls’ first varsity 4+ boat rowed by Molly Bruggeman (Oakwood, CJ sophomore), Annie Haley (Oakwood, CJ junior), Katie Holtvogt (Centerville HS senior), Abby Meyers (Dayton, CJ junior), and Moriah Pendergrass (Dayton, Dominion Academy junior) won second-place honors in a field of 16 boats from throughout the region. At the Governors’ Cup, this boat won first place in a field of 24 boats.  

The boys’ 2x boat rowed by Patrick Murphy (Oakwood HS senior) and A.J. Montesano (Oakwood HS junior) earned fourth place honors at Midwests. At the Governors’ Cup, Murphy and Montesano won first place in a field of 18 boats.

Both the girls’ first varsity 4+ and the boys’ 2x qualified for Youth Nationals because of their placement at the Midwest regatta. Said head coach Mike Miles, “This is the most successful trip we have had to the Midwests. We have built on past successes and look forward to a good showing at Nationals in June.”

Two other DBC girls’ boats medaled at the Midwest Championships.

The girls’ second varsity 4+ boat won third-place honors. Its crew consisted of Nicole Campbell (Huber Heights, CJ junior), Julie Wittman (Oakwood, CJ sophomore), Laken Ethun (Huber Heights, CJ sophomore), Sydney Lawler (Centerville HS senior), and Ally Flynn (Vandalia, CJ sophomore).

The girls’ third varsity 4+ boat also won third-place honors. DBC members in this boat included Julia Philips-Roth (Oakwood, CJ junior), Kathleen Begley (Oakwood, CJ senior), Emily Wall (Kettering, Alter senior), Hannah Keener (Centerville HS junior), and Erin Mooney (Oakwood HS senior).

The DBC lightweight 4+ boat won second-place honors at the Governor’s Cup. The boat’s crew consisted of Jen Morris (Oakwood HS senior), Becky Anthony (Kettering, CJ sophomore), Kelly Kinsey (Centerville, CJ junior), Patty Arnold (Dayton, CJ junior), and Laken Ethun (Huber Heights, CJ sophomore).

Also at the Governors’ Cup, the novice 4+ boat won second place. Crew members included Oakwood High School freshmen Halle Edwards, Jami Montesano, and Natasha Wahl; Katie Pschesang (Kettering, Fairmont freshman); and Courtney Schock (Centerville, Watts Middle School eighth grade).

Sam Klonz, coach of the novice boat, said “I am incredibly pleased with our speed this spring season. The (novice) girls have shown incredible passion and commitment to this sport. The Mileses have developed a program here in the Dayton area that allows us to be competitive with the other top, national programs.”

Dayton Boat Club will run summer learn-to-row camps; visit the club website at for more information.

OHS Spring Sports Awards 2008


Most Valuable
Chris Hardy
Andrew Carpenter

Most Improved
Scott Harman

Coach Award
Josh Parrish

Sam Wright


Most Valuable
Riley Hignite
Ellie Rodebeck

Most Improved
Kailey Nolan

Coach Award
Liz Stoecklein

Hayley Biteman


SWBL Champions

Most Valuable
Ben Williamson

Most Improved
Isaac Hong

Coach Award
Trevor Schumacher

David Wang


Most Valuable
Peter Hix
Jake Mays

Most Improved
Kevin Sharkey

Coach Award
Matt Money

Damian Rudy


Most Valuable
Julie Sizek
Kelsey McDonald

Most Improved
Lucy Shafer

Coach Award
Ericha Griep

Hayley Basnett


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June 24, 2008
Volume 17, No. 26

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