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Greeneview standout gets OSU calendar mention
Greeneview High School grad and basketball standout Gary Bradds got a mention on the Wednesday, Feb. 5 date of a 2014 Ohio State desk calendar.
The Fact of the Day read: “In an incredible stretch from Jan. 25-Feb. 10, 1964, Buckeyes men’s hoops star Gary Bradds had games of 47, 48 and a school-record 49 points.”
According to the Ohio State University Athletic webpage, Bradds’ 49 points (scored against Illinois) remains the school record for most points in a game. His 48-point effort (at Michigan State) is tied with Jerry Lucas for second most in a game, and his 47 points (against Purdue) remains the fourth most points scored by a Buckeye men’s basketball player in a single game.
Wright State women’s softball picked third
FAIRBORN — The Wright State University women’s softball team was picked third in the Horizon League Preseason Poll, released Thursday by the league office. Voting was done by the eight head coaches in the league.
The Raiders, who finished third in the league tournament last season following wins over Cleveland State and Illinois-Chicago, received 32 points behind tournament champion Valparaiso (46) and the Flames (45). Youngstown State was picked fourth followed by Cleveland State, Green Bay, Detroit and league newcomer Oakland.
In addition to the preseason poll, College Sports Madness recently announced its preseason Horizon League teams, with three Raiders being selected. Senior pitcher Krystian DeWitt was named to the First Team while junior outfielder Jess Gorman and junior designated player Kaitlyn Kite were selected to the Second Team.
Wright State opens the 2014 campaign at the USF Tournament in Tampa, Florida, February 14-16, facing Illinois, host South Florida, Pittsburgh, Binghamton and Tennessee. The home opener for the Raiders will be on Saturday, March 22, as WSU begins Horizon League play with a 1:00 doubleheader against league newcomer Oakland.
Bellbrook seeking track & field coaches
BELLBROOK — Bellbrook High School has posted supplemental contract postings for a head varsity girls and boys track and field coach, or coaches. A written letter of interest/application should be directed to the Superintendent’s office by noon, Jan. 22. All letters must be directed to the Board of Education and not the building principal or athletic director.
The following qualifications must be met for this position: Satisfactory results of BCII/FBI background check; high school diploma or equivalent, with college degree preferred; appropriate teaching or pupil activity validation certificate/license, CPR training (can be achieved after hire), completion of the NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching course when required with an updated certificate(s), and ODE/OHSAA-approved concussion certificate; local, state or national licensing preferred; valid state of Ohio driver’s license, school activity van training/certificate/permit; required attendance at sports medicine credit in-service training; previous high school and college playing experience; successful coaching experience at the middle/junior high, high school or college level preferred; experience dealing with female and male athletes; demonstrates a sincere desire to aid all students; experience working with diverse student populations; knowledge of rules/regulations established by local board of education and OHSAA to govern pupil activity programs; demonstrated success in organizational, communication, leadership skills dealing with student athletes and parents; good health, high moral character, exemplary attendance; letter of application/resume introducing candidate and statement of resume, three letters of recommendation.
Greeneview looking for a Middle School track coach
JAMESTOWN — Greeneview is looking for a middle school track coach for the Spring 2014 season. If interested, please email Athletic Director Mark Rinehart at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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