Dolphins win 6th straight MVSA championship
The Oakwood Dolphins captured their sixth consecutive Miami Valley Swimming Association (MVSA) championship in dominating fashion at Wilmington College on July 26th. The Dolphins dominated teams from Waynesville, Beavercreek, Yellow Springs, Huber Heights, Forest Ridge and Wilmington by scoring a record total of 1,114 points, surpassing the previous league record set by last year’s team. And, for the first time in Oakwood Dolphins history, the afternoon session participants (11 and older) scored more points than the younger swimmers who competed in the morning session. Age group winners at the championships included the 6 & Under Girls, 6 & Under Boys, 7-8 Girls, 7-8 Boys, 9-10 Girls, 11-12 Girls, 11-12 Boys, 13-14 Girls, and 15-18 Girls. The team also broke six championship meet records.
During the regular season, the team also broke 20 pool records. At the annual team picnic, the first place banner was once again proudly displayed, and the following swimmers were presented special awards:
The 6 & Under Girls Most Valuable Player (MVP) was Sophia McCarty, the Most Improved was Rose Albrecht, the Top Time Dropper was Ryann Mescher, and the Coach’s Award winner was Emma Lowell. The 6 & Under Boys MVP was Logan Morrissey, the Most Improved was Owen Dewing, the Top Time Dropper was Ben Schoen, and the Coach’s Award went to Sam Campbell.
The 7-8 Girls MVP was Samantha Auditore, the Most Improved was Megan DeArmon, the Top Time Dropper was Emma Lindsay, and the Coach’s Award went to Aimee Fowler. For the 7-8 Boys, Rylan Quigley was the MVP, the Top Time Dropper award went to Dylan Michael, the Coaches Award went to Cole Miller, and the Most Improved was Teddy Campbell.
For the 9-10 Girls, Cassidy Fry was the MVP, the Most Improved was Stephanie Leasure, the Top Time Dropper award went to Rachel Thielan, and Paige Heyl won the Coach’s Award. The 9-10 Boys MVP was Connor Quigley, the Most Improved was Alexander Eldridge, the Top Time Dropper went to Jack Butler, and Kevin DeArmon won the Coach’s Award.
The 11-12 Girl’s MVP was Megan Schmitz, the Top Time Dropper went to Lauren Turner, and the Coach’s Award went to Madeline Heyl and Mary Kate Vaughn. For the 11-12 Boys, Ryan Kugel was the MVP, the Top Time Dropper went to Zachary Collopy and Adam Heyl won the Coach’s Award.
For the 13-14 & Up age groups the Girls MVP was Eleanore Hong and Sarah Wilhoit, the Top Time Dropper went to Kelsey Rieger, and the Coach’s Award was presented to Charlotte Berwald and Katherine Anderson. For the 13-14 & Up Boys, the MVP was Guido Saccaggi, the Top Time Dropper was Chris Sneeder, and the Coaches Award went to Sawyer Day.
The final award presented was the Flipper Award, given annually to the swimmer who best exhibits the characteristics of hard work, dedication, and self-sacrifice. This year’s winner was Emily Kugel, a 15-18 age group swimmer.
Championship Swin Meet Results
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6 & Under Boys:
Field hockey alumni game slated Aug. 15
Calling all field hockey alumni! Please mark your calendar and plan to play in this year’s annual field hockey alumni game. This year’s game will be held earlier in hopes that current college students can play before heading back to school. Yeah, Rah, Hockey!
When: Saturday, Aug. 15 at 11 a.m., please come early so that we can get organized
Where: Irving Field on Irving Avenue
Questions: Please contact Lindsay Schafer 545-8228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who: Any alumni who played soccer at OHS.
When: Sat. Aug. 22, 2009 @ 5pm. Please make sure you are at the stadium by 4:30pm.
Where: Oakwood HS Stadium.
Cost: $10 (This will cover the price of a t-shirt).
Uniform: We will provide a shirt. You will need to wear Navy (or dark) shorts and White socks. All alumni MUST wear shin guards. You will not be permitted to play without them.
If you plan on playing in the game you need to contact Kyle Duwel at email@example.com. Please include your shirt size and year of graduation.
If you know of any alumni who might be interested please pass along this information.
Student athlete start dates for the Oakwood High School’s fall sports program began on the following dates and times:
For more information call the OHS Athletic Department at 297-5342 or visit the Oakwood City School website.
Oakwood Junior High School
7th grade volleyball - Monday, Aug 17, 6-8pm at the Smith school gym
8th grade volleyball - Monday, Aug 17, 6-8pm at the Smith school gym
Boys/girls cross country - Monday, Aug 17, 7pm at the stadium
7th grade football - Monday, Aug 17, 4pm at the stadium
8th grade football - Monday, Aug 17, 5pm at the stadium
Boys/Girls soccer - Monday, Aug 17, 4pm at NCR fields
Field Hockey - Monday, Aug 17, 9:30 – 11am and 3:30 – 5:30pm at Irving
(conditioning starts on Aug 10 from 9:30-11:30am at Irving)
OHS Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet slated Sept. 3
The Oakwood High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual Oakwood Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet to be held Thursday, Sept. 3 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 hour begins at 6 p.m. with heavy hors d’oeuvres; program begins at 7:15 p.m. Check in begins at 5:45 p.m. at the Dayton Country Club.
To purchase tickets for the event, please send a check made payable to:
Oakwood Athletic Boosters
Oakwood Athletic Hall of Fame,
1200 Far Hills Avenue,
Dayton, OH 45419
Please send check by Aug. 1, 2009. You will not receive a ticket in the mail.
For more information, please contact Mark Hughes, Chairman, Hall of Fame Committee, at (937) 297-5342.
The following individuals will be inducted at the banquet at the Dayton Country Club on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009:
George Neal, Class of 1931
Howard Blose, Class of 1940
Howard Sales, Coach/Teacher/Athletic Director
Tim Coughlin, Class of 1964
Katy Deddens Dalrymple, Class of 1993
The 1942 Football Team will receive special recognition.
Fall Sports Schedule
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