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Total team effort in tournament title

Congratulations to the Champion Oakwood United Girls U14 soccer team for an outstanding performance and a total team effort in the May 2-3 Club X Xenia Tornado Memorial Tournament! Despite injuries to several players who “played through the pain,” the team compiled an undefeated 4-0 record on their way to the tournament title. In their 4 victories, the girls scored 11 goals and allowed only 2. In addition, they defeated an Ohio Premier team from Columbus 2-1, one of the top programs in the state and, in the championship match, defeated Hawks Premier Futbol Club from Gahanna 3-1.

Pictured from left to right; Top Row: Coach Dave Klum, Courtney Bachmann, Maggie Smith, Carder Gilbert, Taylor Macaulay, Kate Hochwalt, Ashley Nolan, Jackie Pavlofsky, Chelsea Reeder, Coach Bill Sellers. Bottom Row: Emily Wooton, Hannalee Wade, Jessica Piechota, Jaime Jones, Olivia Ireland and Anne Whalen. Not Pictured, Elizabeth Haley. Great Job, Girls!!!!

7th grade football meeting May 20

Head seventh grade football coach Nick Berger will have a meeting for current sixth grade boys and their parents interested in playing football in the fall on Wednesday, May 20 at 7 p.m. in the high school library. Any questions please contact head varsity football coach Paul Stone at or 297-5342.

Junior High Jills track captures SWBL championship

The Oakwood Junior High Track Team competed against thirteen other schools in the Southwest Buckeye League Conference Middle School Championship on Saturday at the track at Franklin City Park. The Junior High Jills captured the SWBL Middle School Conference Championship with several outstanding individual performances and strong relays. In the field events Alexa Coon was third and Tristin Smith seventh in the high jump. Anne Whalen was third in the long jump. The running events started with Laura Huelsman winning the 100m hurdles.

Later Huelsman finished sixth in the 200m low hurdles. Emily Wooten finished fifth in the 100m dash. The Oakwood girls were second in the 4x100m relay and third in the 4x200m relay. Olivia Ireland tied for first in the 400m dash. The Jills had two in the top eight in the 200m dash, Ireland was third and Annie Stuckey was seventh. The girls closed the meet and secured the championship with a resounding victory in the 4x400m relay crossing ahead of the nearest competitors by almost eight seconds.

In the field events for the Jacks, Sam Stanley was eighth in the shot put and Jacob Peake was seventh in the long jump. Peake had the highest finish for the boys by running third in the 400m dash. Eric Krebs and Herbert Sizek were fifth and sixth respectively in the 1600m run. Erin Baker crossed the line fifth in the 800m run. The Junior High Jacks were also fifth in the 4x 400m relay. The Oakwood boys placed tenth in the team standings.

Jills track places 2nd at Middletown meet

On Friday evening the Oakwood High School Track team traveled to Middletown Madison High School to compete in the Frank Chew Classic Track Meet. The girls opened the evening running events with a strong 4x800m relay crossing the line nearly a minute ahead of the next team. The Jills had several one-two finishes: Julia Sizek and Ericha Griep in the 1600m run, M.E. Labrie and Lucy Schafer in the 400m dash, and Liz Connelly and Madie Maney in the 3200m run. Molly Reese crossed first in the 800m run. Both the 4x200m and 4x100m relay teams were
fourth. Rachel Griep was sixth and Karin Mueller tied for eighth in the 200m dash. Bria Meade tied for seventh in the 100m dash. Kathryn Wittoesch was eighth in the 100m hurdles. The team of Mueller, Reese, Hannah French and Meade closed the running events with a victory in the 4x400m relay. In the field events Rachel Griep was the highest finisher with a third place leap in the long jump. Brooke Trauthwein threw the shot put for sixth place. Caroline Hartel vaulted to sixth in the girls pole vault. In the team scoring, the Jills were second out of twelve teams.

The Jacks also opened with a win in the 4x800m relay. Ben Georgin had a great run in the 110m high hurdles finishing third. Peter Hix was first and Chris Wolcott fourth in the 1600m Run. The 4x100m relay team was fourth. Dan Roll and Keith Mueller were second and fifth respectively in the 400m dash. Troy Gould and Steven Hix were second and sixth in the 800m Run. The boy’s 4x400m relay team of Mueller, P. Hix, Gould, and Chris Mullins finished second. Dan Roll scored the only points for the Jacks in the field events by jumping to a seventh place tie in the high jump. The boys were fourth in the team scoring.

Jacks head into tournament play

The week began with Part I of a marathon game between two arch rivals in the SWBL, as Oakwood and Bellbrook needed six days to finally settle things. The game began on Monday at Oakwood, and by the time it ended on Saturday, a large contingent of fans had witnessed a classic high school battle, featuring stubborn pitching, clutch defense, missed opportunities, and a late-inning Lumberjack comeback that sent the game into extra innings.

Oakwood centerfielder Andrew Morris made a leaping catch to save a run in the 1st inning, but Bellbrook drew first blood an inning later on a home run off Lumberjack starter Connor Charbat. The Jacks drew even in the 3rd as Scott Harman singled home Morris, but a perfect throw from the Golden Eagle centerfielder cut down Harman on Tony Lamb’s single to end the inning. Both teams had plenty of scoring opportunities, as Oakwood stranded two in the 1st, 3rd, and 5th innings, but both pitchers held their ground until the top of the 5th. Oakwood 3rd sacker Justin Reeder retired the first hitter in the inning with a nice catch of a line drive, but a single and a home run gave Bellbrook a 3-1 lead. In the bottom of the 6th, Lamb and Charbat opened the inning with back-to-back singles, and both came around to score courtesy of some shoddy defense by Bellbrook and a perfect squeeze bunt by Jack McIntyre. Bellbrook got two runners aboard with one out in the top of the seventh, and Oakwood coach Nathan Hyatt went to the bullpen and brought in his ace Tyler Philo. Philo struck out the first batter and catcher Lamb made a lunging grab of a foul popup to end the threat. Oakwood stranded two in the 7th and two more in the 9th, but Bellbrook returned the favor by stranding two in the 8th and three in the 10th. It looked like Oakwood’s luck had finally run out in the 12th, as a Golden Eagle hitter scorched a two-out line drive toward right field with two runners on, but first baseman McIntyre leaped high in the air to stab the potential game-winner. As darkness closed in, the game was suspended after twelve innings.

When the game resumed on Saturday morning, Philo again took the hill for the Jacks, picking up where he left off five days earlier. In the top of the 13th, Bellbrook put a runner on first with a single, and when the next hitter beat out an infield hit, the runner was cut down by McIntyre trying to go to third. McIntyre led off the bottom of the inning with a double, but he died at second. In the top of the 14th, it looked like an instant replay, as McIntyre again cut down a Bellbrook runner trying to go from first to third on an infield out. Oakwood came within a whisker of winning it in the bottom of the inning, as Lamb singled with two outs, and Charbat sent a long drive to right, where the Bellbrook rightfielder made a nice running catch to end the threat. It was to be Oakwood’s last opportunity to win, however, as Bellbrook exploded for six runs in the 15th to nail down the victory. It was a tough loss for Philo, who threw 7 2/3 innings of outstanding shutout ball in relief before Bellbrook finally roughed him up in the final inning. Lamb paced the Oakwood offense with four hits, followed by Reeder with two.

The Jacks bounced back on Thursday, traveling to Milton Union to pound the Bulldogs 12-2, in a run rule-shortened game. Oakwood put together consecutive singles by Reeder, Harman, Lamb, Charbat, and Colin Morris to put up five runs in the 1st. After scoring another run in the 2nd, the Jacks erupted for five more in the 3rd on the strength of hits by Colin Morris, Greg Ambrose, and Ian Munn. McIntyre drove in Oakwood’s final run in the 4th with a run-scoring double. Troy Philo went the distance on the mound for the Jacks, scattering four hits over five innings. Colin Morris had the only multi-hit game for Oakwood, with a single and double. The Oakwood infield turned two 6-4-3 double plays.

Oakwood lost a tough one to Valley View at home on Friday, 5-4. A Valley View homer off Oakwood starter Ben Roess in the 1st gave the Spartans an early 1-0 lead, but the Jacks fought back in the bottom of the 2nd, on the strength of consecutive singles by Charbat, Colin Morris, and Tyler Philo, and a two-run double by Trent Jervis. Roess allowed a run in the 3rd, but coaxed an inning-ending groundout with the bases loaded to prevent further damage. Tyler Philo crushed a round-tripper off the scoreboard in left-center in the fourth to give Oakwood a 4-2 lead, but a single, an RBI double, and a two-run blast by Valley View in the fifth, put the Spartans up one. Oakwood had a golden opportunity in the bottom of the 7th, as McIntyre and Kyle Kissock both got base hits, but the Jacks made some mistakes on the bases and ran themselves out of a potential winning rally. Tyler Philo and Kissock each had two hits for Oakwood.

The Jacks take a 14-7 record into the tournament, when they face off against Valley View once again at home on Tuesday. The team finishes their league schedule on Friday night at home against Brookville. Senior night ceremonies precede Friday’s game.


Camps, Camps, and more Camps...

Baseball camp

The Oakwood High School Baseball team will be holding a camp on June 10, 11 and 12 for entering 4th - 9th graders.

The camp will be 8 a.m. - 10:00 am for grades 4-6 and 10:00am - 12:00 pm for grades 7 -9. Camp forms can be picked up in the Oakwood High School athletic office or please contact Nathan Hyatt at 974-4978.

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.

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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