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OHS boys tennis ties SWBL trophy with Bellbrook

Congratulations to Oakwood boys tennis for winning SWBL in a tie with Bellbrook for the 2009 season. With five new varsity players, Oakwood continues to dominate on the court! Pictured, left to right: Matt Carpenter and Tim Zunich (SWBL 2nd doubles champions) Court Wille and Wade Bridgman (SWBL 1st doubles champions) Tyler Henry-Payne (3rd singles runner-up), Aaron Pruit (2nd singles runner-up), Ethan Greene (1st singles runner-up) Kim Gilbert Varsity Tennis coach

Duo wins bronze at Regatta

Katie Woodie , 10th grade Oakwood High School, and Lauren Sobol, 12th grade Oakwood High School, rowed an incredible race at the Midwest Championship Regatta Sunday, May 17.

Winning a bronze medal in their finals competition has earned them the prestige of competing on June 12 -14 at the U.S. Junior National Rowing Championships!

These rowers are part of the community high school team through Greater Dayton Rowing Association.

Hix sets SWBL 1600 run championship record

The Oakwood High School Track Team ran at the Southwestern Buckeye League Championship on Saturday. In spite of the cloudy skies and intermittent rain, both the girls and boys had some outstanding performances. Both started the meet with victories in the 4x800m relays.

In the field events, Rachel Griep was fourth and Laura German was sixth in the long jump. Brooke Trauthwein was fifth in the shot put. Peanut Johnson was fifth and Stephanie Telek seventh in the high jump. German and Caroline Hartel vaulted to fifth and sixth place in the pole vault. Kaitlyn Trent was eighth in the discus.
Kelsey McDonald was first in the 400m dash and second in the 100m and 200m dashes. McDonald also set a 400m dash Southwestern League record in the preliminaries on Thursday evening, with a time of 60.58 seconds. M.E. Labrie was third in the 400m dash. Julia Sizek was second and Liz Connelly fourth in the 3200m Run. Sizek and Lucy Shafer were fourth and fifth in the 1600m run. Anna McGovern was fifth in the 100m hurdles and the 300m hurdles. Hannah French and Molly Reese were third and fifth respectively in the 800m run. The 4x100m and 4x200m teams were third and fifth respectively. The 4x400m relay team finished second to close the meet. The Jills were second in the team scoring just six points behind Milton Union.

Peter Hix led the Jacks with wins in the 1600m and 800m runs. Hix set the Southwestern League record in the 1600m run with a time of 4:27.8, shaving nearly eight seconds off the record he set last year. Chris Wolcott finished third in the 1600m run and sixth in the 3200m run. Chris Mullins and Dan Roll were fifth and sixth respectively in the 400m dash. Troy Gould was fifth in the 800m run. Ben Georgin was eighth in the 110m hurdles. The men’s 4x400m relay team was fourth. Zach Rodabaugh leaped to a second place distance in the long jump. Dan Roll jumped to third place and Rodabaugh seventh in the high jump. The Jacks were fifth in the team scoring.

This week, on Thursday and Saturday, the Oakwood High School Athletes will compete in the OHSAA district meet at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.

Oakwood United U-13 soccer trophies at Troy

Congratulations to the Oakwood United Girls U13 team for winning the Troy Strawberry Festival Soccer Tournament U13 Gold Division this weekend. Every player on the team was fantastic and they all played a large part in the teams’ success. The team went 2-0-1 in the preliminary games and then beat a very good Lady Warrior team 4-0 in the finals. In the four tournament games, the team only gave up one goal while scoring nine. Front row: Coach Chris Shephard, Abby Coyle, Madison Teeters, Maddie Snyder, Charlotte Shephard, Melissa Frydman, Carly Sobol, Coach John Evans; Back row: Lauren Marquis, Morgan Waltersheide, Josie Dayspring, Elizabeth Rogers, Leah Sanchez, Maggie Goeller, Toni Raye Handley , Janie Behnke. Not pictured: Coach Todd Sobol. Congratulations to the girls and coaches on a great weekend!

OHS baseball notches season with 15-8 record

The Oakwood High School baseball team began tournament play on Wednesday against a familiar opponent, the Valley View Spartans. The Jacks had previously lost twice this season to the Spartans, most recently just five days earlier by a score of 5-4. In this seesaw battle, Oakwood drew first blood in the opening frame, as Justin Reeder singled and scored on Scott Harman’s RBI double. Connor Charbat hit a solo home run in the second, but Valley View wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam to hold the Oakwood lead at 2-0.

In the top of the third, left fielder Colin Morris put on a defensive show by cutting down a Spartan hitter trying to stretch a single into a double, then ending the inning with a diving catch. Valley View struck for three runs in the fourth off Oakwood starter Tyler Philo and threatened to do more damage, but a perfect relay from center fielder Charbat to shortstop Harman to third baseman Reeder nipped a Spartan baserunner at third, and Valley View took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the fourth. The Jacks answered back with two of their own in their half of the inning as Trent Jervis scored on Harman’s single and Kyle Kissock scored on Tony Lamb’s groundout. Charbat struck again in the fifth by crushing a two-run bomb with Morris aboard to extend Oakwood’s lead to 6-3. But Valley View came roaring back in the sixth with two runs to cut the lead to one, and after the Spartans worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the sixth, they came to bat in the seventh trailing by a run.

After Philo walked the leadoff batter, Coach Nathan Hyatt went to the bullpen and summoned sophomore Hank Beasore to put out the fire. Beasore quickly coaxed a ground ball to force the runner at second for the first out. Then, after a Spartan single, the Jacks ended the game with a 6-4-3 double play. Charbat led the way offensively for the Jacks, going two-for-two with two homers. Morris had three hits, followed by Harman with two hits and a pair of RBIs. Philo picked up the win on the mound, while Beasore notched the save.

On Friday, Monroe’s field was unplayable so the game was moved to Oakwood with Monroe as the home team. This was the third year in a row that the two teams had met in the tournament. Two years ago, Monroe beat the Jacks in the District Finals, and last year, Oakwood bounced the Hornets from the tournament. This time, Monroe scored early off starter Ben Roess to take a big lead. The Hornets scored on a two-out, two-run homer in the first, then added another in the second. Oakwood cut the lead to 3-1 in the top of the third, as Ian Munn scored on Harman’s RBI single, but Monroe took advantage of some defensive lapses to notch three more in the bottom of the third. Only a perfect throw from Charbat to cut down a Hornet baserunner at the plate prevented more damage in the inning. Facing a 6-1 deficit in the fourth, the

Jacks pushed across five unearned runs, as Charbat reached on an error, Munn walked, and Kissock and Reeder hit back-to-back singles, bringing Harman to the plate with the bases loaded. Harman promptly launched a 1-0 pitch for his second grand slam of the season, knotting the score at 6-6. An inning-opening single in the bottom of the inning brought Beasore in from the Oakwood bullpen, and he got three quick outs to end the threat. However, two walks, two singles, and a sacrifice fly plated two Hornet runs in the fifth. The Jacks came up in the top of the seventh needing two runs to keep the season alive. Philo blasted a one-out solo home run to cut the deficit to 8-7, but Monroe’s pitcher McElroy retired the final two Oakwood hitters to close the deal. McElroy went the distance for the Hornets, striking out 14 Lumberjack hitters, while allowing six hits. Harman had a monster game at the plate for the Jacks, with two hits and five RBIs. Kissock’s two hits, and Philo’s dinger provided additional offensive help.

Oakwood finishes with an impressive 15-8 record in a season that many had written off as a rebuilding year for Hyatt in his first year at the helm.

7th grade football meeting

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.

Sport physicals at OHS Library

Attention all 2009-20010 Oakwood JH-SH athletes. Sports physicals will be given at Oakwood HS Wednesday, May 27, 2009. You must bring a signed physical form with completed health history with you. Pick up a blank physical form packet at the Athletic office or outside the Athletic Training Room. Oakwood JH Athletes – 6-7 p.m.; Oakwood SH Athletes – 7-8:15 p.m. A $15 donation is requested. Report to the library.


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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