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OHS softball wins Northridge Tournament

The OHS varsity softball team played in the Northridge Tournament on April 18. The Jills defeated Trotwood in the first round 10-7. Senior Elle Rodebeck had both a triple and a double in the first game. Oakwood defeated Northridge in the championship game 10-2. Freshmen pitcher Ally Kerns had nine strike outs. Sophomore Ashton Ehler had a triple.

'Serves You Right!' volleyball team wins trophy

This winter, five teams played volleyball at Edwin D. Smith Elementary School on Friday nights. The game is a friendly competition with some good ole-fashioned spikes.

The teams who competed this year were respectively "Aberdeen & Friends" with Ed Fritz as coach, Defying Gravity (formerly "The Old and The Tired") with coach Kevin Barker, DDN "Netwits" with Dayton Daily News reporter and coach Jim DeBrosse, and the newly formed team "Can You Dig It?" styling in matching purple shirts with coach Kevin Gould. Team "Serves You Right!" sporting matching black last year’s champion shirts is coached by Tait Hamiel.The "Serves You Right!" team has a awesome bump-set-spike team with Kevin Hutton and Dennis Paisley. The other members on the team are Rebecca Hamiel, Marc Georgin, Liz Georgin, Tim Collins, Jennifer Curtis, and Barbara Paisley.

There is room for eight teams, so call out your friends and sign up for the OCC’s Adult Co-Ed Volleyball League. Registration is in December. Game play begins on Friday nights at 7 p.m. in January through March not including winter break. When it is all over, it is spring. What better way to spend your winter.

Hoopstars win GBA Cedarville basketball
tournament April 10

The Dayton Lady Hoopstars 15 U team participated in the GBA Cedarville Basketball Tournament the weekend of April 10, 2009 at Cedarville College.

The team, with Oakwood residents Ellen Smith, Kailey Ketterer and Ashton Ehler, and Kettering resident Kelly Hart, won the tournament, playing in the 16U division.

OHS baseball on 6-1 hot streak

The Oakwood varsity baseball team raised its record to 6-1 with four straight wins last week. The streak began with a sweep on Saturday, April 4, as the Jacks won the Carlisle Invitational with back-to-back shutouts.

In the first game, pitcher Tyler Philo went the distance, raising his record to 2-0 with a seven-hit, 1-0 win over Twin Valley South. Philo fanned six and didn’t allow a walk. The Jacks’ offense stranded nine base runners along the way, but scored the game’s only run in the second as Kyle Kissock drove in Jack McIntyre with one of his three hits in the game. Tony Lamb’s triple was the only extra-base knock for Oakwood.

Scott Harman dives for the ball.

The Jacks downed host Carlisle 3-0 in the championship game, as Ben Roess scattered seven hits over six innings to pick up his second win of the season against no defeats. Roess struck out two and walked two, as he worked his way out of several jams to hold the Indians scoreless. Greg Ambrose came on to pitch a scoreless seventh to nail down the win. Center fielder Connor Charbat provided the leather for the Jacks, making a diving catch to snuff out a bases-loaded jam in the second and later cutting down an Indian base runner at the plate with a perfect throw in the fourth. Scott Harman put the Jacks in front with an RBI double in the first, and Lamb knocked in two insurance runs with a two-out single in the fifth. Ambrose added a double for Oakwood.

Oakwood faced Twin Valley South again on Wednesday, this time at home, and won an 11-inning thriller 6-5. Roess started the game for Oakwood and was nicked for three runs, before giving way to a parade of relievers for the Jacks, including Troy Philo, Andrew Morris, Lamb, Jeff Beall, and Hank Beasore, who picked up the win. The Jacks came back in the sixth, as pinch hitter Justin Reeder led off the inning with a triple. When the dust had settled, Oakwood had plated three runs to tie the score.

South took the lead on a home run in the top of the eighth, and the Jacks were down to their last strike in the bottom of the inning, when Mike Galaska hit a dramatic triple to right to drive in pinch runner John Whalen to tie it up again. The same South player struck again with a homer in the tenth, and once again, Oakwood needed some two-out heroics in the bottom of the inning to keep the game alive. This time, Ian Munn stepped up and drilled a single through the left side of the infield to score Colin Morris with the tying run.

Finally, in the bottom of the 11th, Lamb hit a double and scored on freshman Robby Wagner’s game-winning two-out single to left in his first varsity at bat. Lamb and Colin Morris each had two hits for Oakwood, while McIntyre added a double. First-year Oakwood coach Nathan Hyatt said after the game, “I have coached in many games in many sports, and I have a hard time finding a game where a team showed more heart.”

Oakwood trounced Alter 14-4 at home on Thursday. The Jacks jumped all over the Knights with four runs in the first and another in the second. The Knights pulled to within one with a four-run third, but the Jacks put together an eight-run fifth, highlighted by a grand slam by Charbat, to build a nine-run lead. Needing only one run to reach the ten-run mercy rule, Oakwood got that run in a big way in the sixth, as pinch-hitter Tom Neff launched a towering game-ending blast over the visiting bleachers at Mack Hummon Stadium. Charbat was the only Lumberjack hitter with two hits, with Ambrose adding a double. Tyler Philo went five innings on the hill, allowing four runs on six hits while striking out three, to raise his record to 3-0, and Colin Morris threw a scoreless sixth.

Oakwood was scheduled to resume action yesterday at Milton-Union and returns home on Wednesday to face Valley View, who earlier handed the Jacks their only loss of the season.

Track places at Bellbrook Relays, Fairmont Invt’l

The Oakwood High School Track Team ran in the cold on Tuesday at the Bellbrook Relays. In spite of the weather, the women’s team finished second, just five points behind Miamisburg. In the field events, Laura German and Rachel Griep combined for a first place finish in the long jump. Peanut Johnson and Stephanie Telek high jumped to third. The 4x1600 meter relay team of Lucy Shafer, Maddie Maney, Liz Connelly and Julia Sizek outran the rest of the field by more than a minute and a half. The 4x100M team, Bria Meade, Rachel Griep, Emi Banke and German and the sprint medley team, Banke (100M), Maddie Lehrner (100M), Katherine Anderson (200M) and Kelsey McDonald (400M) both crossed the line in second place.

Hannah French, Sarah French, Maney and Sizek ran to a third place finish in the 4x800M relay. M.E. Labrie, Karin Mueller, Shafer, and McDonald closed out the meet with a win in the girls 4x400M relay.

The Jacks top finishers were the 4x800M relay team of Keith Mueller, Tory Tomlinson, Chris Wolcott and Troy Gould and Taylor Rhodes, Christopher John, Zach Harmony and Ben Georgin in the 4x110 hurdle shuttle. Both teams finished second. The 4x1600M team with Alec Sneed, Ben Georgin, Will Reese and Marc Skill finished third. The men’s team was fourth in the final team scoring.

On April 10, the track team crossed Dorothy Lane to run in the Fairmont Invitational. Despite the cold temperatures and rain, the OHS team had some strong performanc
es. The Jacks were lead by Keith Mueller who finished third in the 800M run. Ben Raichle (discus) and Chris Wolcott (1600M run) both finished fourth in their events.

The Jills were led by Laura German who won the long jump with a personal best. Kelsey McDonald outran the rest of the field in the 400M dash and finish second in the 200M dash. The 4x800M relay team of Hannah French, Molly Reese, Sarah French and Julia Sizek also finished second. Sizek finished fourth in the 1600M Run. The 4x100M relay of Bria Meade, Maddie Lehrner, Emi Banke and Laura German were fourth. Karin Mueller, Peanut Johnson, Hannah French and McDonald finished third in the last event of the meet, the 4x400M relay.


Camps, Camps, and more Camps...

OJHS Jills volleyball camp

The Oakwood Jills volleyball camp for girls entering grades 6-8 will be held June 9th through June 11th from 6: 00 pm – 9:00 pm at the Smith School gymnasium.

Registration forms are being sent home through Smith and Harman Schools for girls entering grades 6-7. Girls entering 8th grade can pick up registration forms in the H.S. Athletic office. Registration deadline: June 1st.

Register before May 10th and receive a $15 discount plus a free t-shirt. Call Kelly Neff (293-4225) with any questions.

Oakwood Jills basketball summer camp

Camp is open to any Oakwood resident entering grades 4-8 in the fall
of 2009. Camp will be June 15-18, and cost will be $60.

Session 1: Grades 7-8
Time : 9-11
Location: The Pit (High School Gym)

Session 2: Grades 4-6
Time: 11: 30-1:30
Location: Smith School

Registration forms can be picked up in the high school athletic office or in the main offices at Smith and Harman Elementary. They can also be accessed online at the Oakwood District website.

Wooster summer soccer camp

Wooster Girls Soccer Camp, a residential girls only soccer camp, held at  The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH is accepting registrations for its June 14-17 and July 5-8 sessions.  

Group discounts are available.  Register before May 1 and receive price break.  All information is at

Girls soccer camp July 13-17

Any girl CURRENTLY in grades first through fifth that would like to attend the
Oakwood Girls Soccer Camp, please be sure to register with Coach Gaydosh by
July 8. The camp will be held July 13-17 from 10 a.m.-12 noon down at Old River

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!

OHS Summer Sports Camps

2009 Basketball Camp

Session 1
June 15th-18th
at Smith School for incoming 4th, 5th, & 6th graders

Session 2
June 15th-18th
at the Pit for incoming 7th & 8th graders

2009 Football Camp

June 22nd-25th
High School Practice Field for incoming 4th-8th graders

Any questions: contact Paul Stone at 307-5818 or


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