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The Ironton Classic team profiles

Published 3:39am Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Taft High School

Nickname: Senators

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Enrollment: 900

Coach: Demarco Bradley

2012-13 Record: 14-10

2012-13 Tournament: 2-1

Highlights: 2011 Division II state champions

College Prospects: Aaron Oden (Western Kentucky; Kenny Kaufman (Southern Illinois); Robert Smith (Eastern Kentucky); Devon Matthews (Northern Iowa); Ke’Ron Harris (Wilmington College).


Fairland High School

Nickname: Dragons

Location: Proctorville, Ohio

Enrollment: 520

Coach: Nathan Speed

2012-13 Record: 17-6

2012-13 Tournament: District semifinals

Highlights: State Tournament 1960

College Prospects: Not available


Huntington Prep Academy

Nickname: Irish

Location: Huntington, W.Va.

Enrollment: 149

Coach: Rob Fulford

2012-13 Record: 33-3

National Ranking: No. 3 pre-season

College Prospects: Coleman Spann (low to mid-major); Ivan Gandia (high major college); Angel Delgado (Seton Hall); Josh Perkins (Gonzaga); Jalen Lindsey (Providence); Montaque Gill-Ceasar (top 20); JaQuan Lyle (top 20); Thomas Bryant (top 15); Levi Cook (West Virginia); Miles Bridges (top 10).


Ashland Paul Blazer High School

Nickname: Tomcats

Location: Ashland, Ky.

Enrollment: 865

Coach: James “Buddy” Biggs

2012-13 Record: 23-10

2012-13 Tournament: Regional semifinals

Highlights: State championships 1928, 1932, 1934, 1961


Ironton Classic

2013 Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 21

12:45 Ironton girls vs. Pickerington

2:30 West Oaks vs. Walnut Ridge

4:15 St. Joseph vs. Fairland

6:00 FBC Academy, Ga. Vs. Huntington Prep

7:45 Ironton vs. Africentric

9:30 Hargrave Military Academy, Va. vs. West Oaks Prep, Fla.

Sunday, Dec. 22

1:30 West Oaks Prep vs. FBC Academy

3:15 Cincinnati Taft vs. Ashland, Ky.

5:00 M.A.C.K. Prep (NC) vs. Hargrave Academy

6:45 Ports. Notre Dame vs. Ironton

8:30 Huntington Prep vs. West Oaks Academy

Admission: $10 per day

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