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Published 12:15am Monday, April 1, 2013

Ironton Fighting Tigers

2013 Baseball Roster

No. Player Pos. Gr.

8 Steve Easterling P-SS Sr.

25 Sean Lawless INF-P Sr.

7 Korey Kellogg OF Sr.

24 Mo Phillips C Sr.

42 Trevor White 3B-SS-P Sr.

44 Aaron Stephens 3B-1B-C-P Sr.

9 Cody Wise OF Sr.

17 Trent Barnett 1B-DH Sr.

32 Jacob Friend 2B Sr.

33 Jalen Schweickart OF Sr.

11 Derek Battise 1B-P Jr.

15 Trevor Easterling 2B-OF Jr.

20 Luke Diamond INF-P So.

5 Tanner Price INF-OF So,

21 Hunter Webber C-OF So.

Head coach: Larry Goodwin

Assistant coach: Chuck Price

2013 Baseball Schedule

April

2 SOUTH POINT 5:00

4 FAIRVIEW, Ky. 5:00

5 at Adena 5:15

8 ASHLAND, Ky. 5:30

9 PORTSMOUTH 5:00

11 FAIRLAND 5:00

12 at Lewis County, Ky. 5:30

16 GREEN 5:00

18 at Chillicothe 5:30

19 IRONTON ST. JOSEPH 5:00

23 at South Point 5:00

25 at Ashland, Ky. 5:30

27 at Portsmouth 4:00

27 vs. Wheelersburg 6:00

29 LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. 5:00

May

1 at Fairland 5:00

3 at Chesapeake 5:00

6 RIVER VALLEY 5:00

7 CHILLICOTHE 5:00

9 at Green 5:00

10 CHESAPEAKE 5:00

14 at Greenup County, Ky. 7:00

STRENGTHS: Pitching—Ace Steve Easterling “fierce competitor.” Sean Lawless (good command of pitches, competitor) and Derek Battise (good curveball) both pitched last season. Trevor White and Aaron Stephens. “Big, strong athletes who can really throw the ball well.” Luke Diamond “good control and a great curveball.” Defense—“We have very solid defensive players who are versatile and can play multiple positions.” Easterling and Diamond share SS. Lawless 3B, Battise 1B, Trevor Easterling 2B. White and Stephens will play a lot. C Mo Phillips RS, Stephens and Hunter Webber to play. OF has Korey Kellogg, Cody Wise, Tanner Price and Webber. Jalen Schweickart may play.

CONCERNS: Hitting—“We’re not tearing the cover off the ball by any means. I think with more time and work our hitting will improve.

NOTABLE: Price has hit well. Dimaond handles the bat and plays well in the field. Webber has strong arm and is aggressive at the plate.

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Ironton Fighting Tigers

2013 Boys’ Track Roster

Player Events Gr.

Patrick Lewis sprints, jumps Sr.

Tanner Schweickart sprints Sr.

Dion Brown sprints Sr.

Tyler Lawless distance Sr.

Casey Mace sprints, jumps Sr.

Drew Wells sprint, jumps Sr.

Tim Maynard distance, jumps So.

Patrick Murphy sprints So.

Ryan Mullens sprints, jumps So.

Chad Garris distance So.

Quartez Glover sprints, jumps So.

Jeremy Bodmer sprints, jumps So.

Dylan Hinman distance So.

Richard Crockrel sprints, jumps So.

Joe Bowling sprints, jumps So.

Charles Scott distance, jumps So.

David Ferguson sprints So.

Chade Reffett throws Fr.

Brock Midkiff throws Fr.

Drew Redmond sprints, jumps Fr.

Tyler Milleson sprints, jumps Fr.

Jack Thompson sprints Fr.

Chase Hankins throws Fr.

Derek McCallister sprints, jumps Fr.

Gage Riley throws Fr.

Tyler Nance sprints, jumps Fr.

Jacob Long sprints, jumps Fr.

2013 Girls’ Track Roster

Player Events Gr.

Hannah Cronacher sprints, jumps Sr.

Ariel Schweickart distance Sr.

Kelli Ferguson sprints Sr.

Alicia Murphy sprints, jumps Sr.

Tiffany Akers distance Jr.

Katie Barron sprints, jumps Jr.

Savannah Carr throws Jr.

Johneesha Godwin sprints Jr.

Hailee Haas distance Jr.

Shelby Keating distance Jr.

Maggie Thomas distance Jr.

Samone Greene throws So.

Madison Riedel hurdles So.

Haylee Schweickart throws So.

Brooklyn Shope distance So.

Macy Wise distance So.

Haley Barber sprints Fr.

Ericka Bays sprints Fr.

Bailie Brownstead sprints, jumps Fr.

Hannah Cline hurdles Fr.

Gabby Osborne sprints, jumps Fr.

Coaches: Greg Cronacher, Tim Thomas

2013 Track Schedule

March

30 Dogtown Relays at South Point

April

5 Ironton girls Invitational

6 60th Ironton Invitational

9 Quad Meet 1 at South Point

12 at Portsmouth Invitational

13 Ironton Middle School Invitational

16 Quad Meet 2 at South Point

19 Heart of Bluegrass at Lexington, Ky.

20 Heart of Bluegrass at Lexington, Ky.

26 Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette Relays

27 Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette Relays

May

3 Lydiard Invitational at South Point

7 Quad Meet at Coal Grove

11 Tiger Relays at Ironton

21 District Meet at Oak Hill

24 District Meet at Oak Hill

30 Regional Meet at Athens

June

1 Regional Meet at Athens

7 State Meet at Columbus

8 State Meet at Columbus

15 River Vault at Ironton landing

BOYS’ OUTLOOK: Sprinters Patrick Lewis and Dion Brown, long jumper Drew Wells should lead the way. Large group of underclassmen should allow for more depth. Good sprinters in freshmen class.s

GIRLS’ OUTLOOK: Hannah Cronacher and Ariel Schweickart look to have successful senior seasons. Cronacher is strong in sprints and pole vault. Schweickart was a regional qualifier who looks to advance further. Junior and sophomore classes need to contribute. Freshman class is small but has potential.

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Ironton Fighting Tigers

2013 Boys’ Tennis Schedule

April

1 at Lawrence County, Ky. 5:00

4 at Ports. Notre Dame 4:30

8 MINFORD 4:30

10 WHEELERSBURG 4:30

15 at Russell, Ky. 4:30

22 PORTSMOUTH 5:00

23 at Lucasville Valley 4:30

24 at Wheelersburg 4:30

25 PORTS. NOTRE DAME 4:30

May

2 at Minford 4:30

6 at Portsmouth 4:30

Coach: Ron Ross

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Rock Hill Redmen

2013 Baseball Roster

Player Pos. Gr.

Laden Delawder 2B-SS-P Sr.

Austin Kidd C Sr.

Evan Morris 1B-OF-P Sr.

Ryan Krum OF Sr.

Jonah Cox SS-P Jr.

Levi Wilds 3B-P Jr.

Jonathan Joseph 1B-P Jr.

Jack Goodwin 3B Jr.

Aaron Dalton INF-CF-P Jr.

Jordan Hairston OF-P Jr.

Drew McClaskey OF-2B So.

Corey Noel 2B So.

Head coach: Barry Litteral

Assistant coach: Jerry Kidd

STRENGTHS: 5 returning starters — Laden Delawder, Jonah Cox, Austin Kidd, Evan Morris, Jack Goodwin; lettermen Jonathan Joseph, Aaron Dalton, Jordan Hairston. Joseph and Morris will split time at 1B. Goodwin 3B, Cox SS, Delawder 2B, Kidd C, Hairston, Dalton, Morris OF.

CONCERNS: Pitching. With heavy losses from last year’s OVC championship team, everyone will be a pitching candidate. Joseph had the most experience on the mound last season.

NOTABLE: “We hit the ball. Players will have to play different positions regularly.”

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St. Joseph Flyers

2013 Baseball Roster

No. Player Pos. Gr.

33 Justin Mahlmeister P-C Sr.

42 Grant Geswein 3B-P Sr.

22 Eli Lewis CF Sr.

4 Tanner Carter OF Sr.

30 Shannon Litton OF-3B Jr.

18 Joseph Payton SS-P Jr.

20 Chris Lewis 1B So.

10 Cole Willis 2B-P So.

2 Jacob Clark RF So.

3 Bryson Adkins LF So.

14 Eli Lutz OF So.

32 John Baker OF So.

34 Trey Young LF So,

9 Hunter Pemberton C-P So.

5 Alexander Ward LF Fr.

24 Seth Kelley 2B-P Fr.

Head coach: Brent Wirzfeld

Assistant coaches: Ryan Waginger, Michael Basedow, Brian Wirzfeld

2013 Baseball Schedule

April

1 at Elliott County, Ky. 5:00

2 NEW BOSTON 5:00

4 SCIOTOVILLE EAST 5:00

5 at Fairview, Ky. 5:30

8 at Hannan, W.Va. 5:30

9 at Coal Grove 5:00

11 SCIOTOVILLE EAST 5:00

16 RACELAND, Ky. 5:30

18 SOUTH POINT 5:00

19 at Ironton 5:00

20 at Sciotoville East DH 11:00

22 FAIRVIEW, Ky. 5:30

23 at New Boston 5:30

25 GREEN 5:00

26 HANNAN, W.Va. 5:30

29 COAL GROVE 5:00

May

1 at Raceland, Ky. 5:30

2 ELLIOTT COUNTY, Ky. 6:00

6 at South Point 5:00

7 at Rock Hill 5:00

STRENGTHS: Depth and experience — The Flyers had no seniors last year, so everyone returns plus the addition of two freshmen. Justin Mahlmeister and Hunter Pemberton are the top two pitchers and “both are throwing well. I expect big things out of them,” said coach Brent Wirzfeld. Mahlmeister and Pemberton both play catcher. Other returning starters are: Grant Geswein 3B, Eli Lewis CF, Joseph Payton SS, Cole Willis 2B, Chris Lewis 1B, Jacob Clark RF, Bryson Adkins LF and DH. “I can see using as many as 12 to 13 players a game depending on the situation.”

CONCERNS: “We have not been able to hit much due to the weather we had been experiencing.”

NOTABLE: “I expect both freshmen to contribute. They have both looked good and will probably start a number of games.”

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St. Joseph Female Flyers

2013 Softball Roster

No. Player Pos. Gr.

1 Gennie Hopkins SS Sr.

2 Haley Glockner OF-P Sr.

3 Hannan Martin 1B-P Sr.

4 Maria Walters OF-2B Sr.

5 Ashley Priode 1B-OF Sr.

6 Cecili Weber 1B Sr.

7 Katie Roach C-3B-OF So.

8 Rachel Martin C-OF-3B So.

9 Amber Neal OF So.

10 Arial Porter SS Jr.

11 Zorada Porter OF Jr.

12 Kaitlin Thompson OF Jr.

13 Sidney Payne 2B So.

14 Ivie Hopkins OF Fr.

15 Allison Scaife 3B-OF Fr.

16 Morgan Mahlmeister 1B-OF Fr.

2013 St. Joseph Softball Schedule

April

1 GRACE CHRISTIAN 5:00

2 NEW BOSTON 5:00

4 SCIOTOVILLE EAST 5:00

9 HUNT. ST. JOSEPH 5:00

11 SCIOTOVILLE EAST 5:00

12 at Coal Grove 5:00

16 GRACE CHRISTIAN 5:00

17 at Hunt. St. Joseph 5:00

18 at Green 5:00

20 at Sciotivlle East DH 11:00

22 at Hunt. St. Joseph 5:00

23 at New Boston 5:00

25 HANNAN, W.Va. 5:30

27 at Hannan, W.Va. DH 12:00

29 COAL GROVE 5:00

May

2 at Grace Christian TBD

8 at Ironton jayvee 5:00

Head coach: Frank McClellan

Assistant coach: Julie Roach

Strengths: hitting, fielding.

Concerns: pitching, but improving.

NOTABLE: 5 returning starters are Gennie Hopkins SS, Haley Glockner OF-P, Hannah Martin 1B-P, Maria Walters OF-2B, Katie Roach C-3B-OF. Rachel Martin fighting for C job, Arial Porter has excellent bat, Zorada Porter good hitter, Sidney Payne good speed, good hitter, Allison Scaife and Morgan Mahlmeister could start, Ashley Priode will get playing time, Amber Neal will help in OF, Kaitlin Thompson, Ivie Hopkins and Cecili Weber improving.

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Green Lady Bobcats

2013 Softball Roster

No. Player Pos. Gr.

29 Erin Imes C Sr.

4 Jenna Crawford SS-P Sr.

25 Abby Cline OF Sr.

18 Kayla Davis INF Sr.

20 Giulia Elli OF Sr.

12 Micah Lewis SS-P Jr.

3 Kaitlin Hodson OF Jr.

30 Jessica Patrick OF Jr.

16 Emma Salisbury INF So.

21 Hannah Cline OF So.

22 Devon Johnson INF So.

2 Madi Applegagte INF So.

14 Ciera Davis OF Fr.

5 Karlie Lujan OF Fr.

Head coach: Dale Royse

Assistant coach: Darrel Keller

2013 Green Lady Bobcats Schedule

April

1 at Portsmouth 5:00

3 at Sciotoville East# 5:00

4 SOUTH WEBSTER 5:00

5 at Ports. Notre Dame# 5:00

6 at Chesapeake 12:00

8 SYMMES VALLEY# 5:00

10 at Beaver Eastern# 5:00

11 PORTSMOUTH 5:00

12 at Latham Western# 5:00

13 at Raceland, Ky. DH 1:00

15 at Portsmouth Clay# 5:00

16 at Ironton 5:00

17 NEW BOSTON# 5:00

18 ST. JOSEPH 5:00

19 SCIOTOVILLE EAST# 5:00

20 at Oak Hill DH 12:00

22 PORT. NOTRE DAME# 5:00

24 at Symmes Valley# 5:00

26 BEAVER EASTERN# 5:00

29 LATHAM WESTERN# 5:00

May

1 PORTSMOUTH CLAY# 5:00

3 at New Boston# 5:00

4 at Lucasville Valley DH 12:00

#-Denote SOC game

NOTALBE: Jenna Crawford batting average was over .500 last season with 8 HRs and was first team all-district; Erin Imes batted .350 and was second team all-district; Micah Lewis batted .350 last year and was honorable mention all-district.

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South Point Lady Pointers

2013 Track Roster

Player Event Gr.

Elaine Gore sprints, jumps, hurdles Sr.

Sarah Letchford distance Sr.

Bre Bacon sprints Jr.

Taylor Dillow hurdles, mid-distance Jr.

Desiree Plymale hurdles, mid-distance Jr.

Barbara Collins pole vault So.

Madison Damron throws So.

Tori Koukos hurdles, sprints, jumps So.

Courtney Lewis distance So.

Tori Starr sprints, jumps So.

Olivia Abner jumps, hurdles Fr.

Megan Archambault sprints Fr.

Haleigh Combs sprints Fr.

Tiffany Fitzpatrick throws Fr.

Kelsey Reffitt sprints Fr.

Madison Riley sprints Fr.

Deanna Wertman pole vault, sprints Fr.

Coach: Dave Ashworth

 

2013 Track Schedule

March

30 Dogtown Relays at South Point

April

5 at Ironton Girls’ Invitational 5:00

6 at Ironton Boys’ Invitational 10:00

9 Blue & Gold at South Point 5:00

12 Lions Club Meet at Chesapeake 5:00

16 Pointer All-Comers at So. Point 5:00

19 at CJT Meet at Coal Grove 5:00

23 KOVCCT Championship 5:00

26 at Minford Invitational 5:00

30 Hershey’s Meet at South Point 5:00

May

3 Arthur Lydiard Classic at S.Point 5:00

10 To be announced

17 OVC Championship TBA

21 District Meet at Oak Hill

25 District Meet at Oak Hill

30 Regional Meet at Athens

June

1 Regional Meet at Athens

7 State Meet at Columbus

8 State Meet at Columbus

OVERVIEW: OVC 100-meter champ (12.93) and regional qualifier Elaine Gore returns and has the ability to score 30 or more points in a meet. She ran on unbeaten 4×100 relay with regional qualifiers Bre Bacon and Tori Starr plus newcomer Madison Riely. Bacon top events are 4×100 & 4×200 relays. Tori Koukos qualified for regionals in 300 hurdles as a freshman and also runs in 100 hurdles, 4×400 relay and high jumps. Sarah Letchford strong in 400 and 3200. Holds school record in 800 and is closing in on 1600 record. “We’re a small team, but what we do, we try to do well,” said coach Dave Ashworth.

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Fairland Lady Dragons

2013 Softball Roster

No. Player Pos. Gr.

2 Miranda Hayes OF Sr.

24 Jaime Phillips INF-SS Sr.

16 Arealle Rice 2B-OF Sr.

10 Chelsey Stanley OF Sr.

6 Chloe Stanley C Sr.

00 Haley Woodall 3B Sr.

12 Chandler Fulks P-OF Jr.

8 Lora Hastings OF Jr.

20 Tiffani Christian OF So

7 Ellen Hinshaw 1B So.

5 Mackenzie Riley SS-OF So.

11 Taylor Roach OF So.

23 Caitlin Stone 2B So.

17 Olivia Adkins OF Fr.

3 Madison Kazee INF Fr.

1 Morgan Manns INF-OF Fr.

9 Molly Morris C-OF Fr.

22 Allison Shepherd P-OF Fr.

Head coach: Joe Auxier

Assistant coach: Tony Fulks

2013 Softball Schedule

April

1 at South Point# 5:00

2 at Portsmouth 5:30

3 at Coal Grove# 5:00

4 GALLIPOLIS 5:30

5 RIVER VALLEY# 5:00

8 at Rock Hill# 5:00

9 HUNTINGTON, W.Va. 5:00

10 at Chesapeake# 5:00

11 at Ironton 5:00

12 at SV Thunder in Valley TBD

13 SPRING VALLEY DH 12:00

15 at Gallipolis 5:00

16 HUNT. ST. JOSEPH 5:30

17 SOUTH POINT# 5:00

18 at Portsmouth Clay 5:00

19 COAL GROVE# 5:00

20 at Gallia Tournament TBA

22 RIVER VALLEY# 5:00

23 at Oak Hill 5:00

24 ROCK HILL# 5:00

26 CHESAPEAKE# 5:00

30 at New Boston 5:00

May

1 IRONTON 5:00

2 at Portsmouth 5:30

10 at New Boston 5:00

#-Denotes OVC game

STRENGTHS: The last time Fairland had a mix of seniors (60 and a junior pitcher was Leroy Baise’s 2006 team that went 22-1. Although high expectations, total senior commitment, effort and leadership along with a good mix of underclassmen that provides speed, and the strong pitching of Chandler Fulks, coach Joe Auxier said Fairland “hopes to be one of the top contenders for the conference title and come out with a winning season.”

CONCERNS: Must replace 1B Keri Napier who was errorless the past two years. Ellen Hinshaw moves from LF to 1B and Auxier said, “we think she will do a good job.” First team all-district SS Jaime Phillips had knee surgery in December but is ready to play. She will play some 2B and 1B and PH until she is 100 percent. Mackenzie Riley played well in RF last year and will cover early at SS for Phillips.

NOTABLE: “We have a good freshman class that has speed and athletic skills and who will push for and receive quality playing time.”

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