Local Sports Roundup

By John Bombatch

January 10, 2014


Greenon to name Ferguson head football coach

ENON — The Greenon Local School District was expected to name Kevin Ferguson as its new varsity football coach.

Ferguson was an assistant coach for Greenon last season.

Dave Miller Sr., 65, recently had resigned from the position after coaching the Greenon Knights last season to a 1-9 overall record, 1-4 in the Central Buckeye Conference’s Mad River Division. Last season was his first at Greenon, but Miller had more than 40 year of coaching experience elsewhere. While the 1-4 league mark enabled Greenon to tie New Paris Graham and Bellefontaine Benjamin Logan for last in the division, the Knights were outscored by an average of 37.8-to-6.1.

Ferguson was expected to be introduced as the new head coach at Thursday’s GLSD board meeting.


Lynch named one of nation’s top freshmen

FAIRBORN — Forward Eric Lynch of the Wright State men’s soccer team has been named to the final TopDrawerSoccer.com Top 100 Freshman College Players list of the season.

Lynch, who is no. 61 on the list, led the Raiders and was second in the Horizon League with eight assists.

An All-Freshman Team selection by the league, Lynch also had three goals on the year.

A graduate of Bellbrook High School, Lynch played his club ball with the Ohio Galaxies. He was selected as a 2012-13 Fall Soccer Second Team All-American by the Elite Soccer Report (ESR), was twice chosen as a National Soccer Coaches Association of America High School All-American (2011 & 2012) and was also selected to the 2012 High School All-American Game.

The 2012 Division II Ohio Player of the Year, Lynch was a three-time All-State honoree and Southwestern Buckeye League Player of the Year along with being named to the All-Region IV Team three times. He closed out his Bellbrook career as the Eagles’ all-time leader in goals (110), assists (57), and points (277).

“Healthy Steps” program back at Wright State

FAIRBORN — Wright State University’s Healthy Steps program — an effort to help faculty, staff and members of the public stay fit and heart healthy over the winter by walking — is returning for its third year. The university will provide a warm, safe and dry exercise environment by opening the doors of the Wright State Nutter Center twice a week.

The program, sponsored by Miami Valley Hospital, will be Tuesday and Thursday nights from Jan. 9 through March 27. Walkers can drop in any time between 5 and 7 p.m and enter through Gate 3 of the Nutter Center. Walking is free and open to the public. (Adults 18 and older only, please.)

Walking will take place on the arena concourse, in which one lap is approximately one-fourth mile.

Participants will be given a pedometer at their first walk, enabling them to keep track of all their steps. and be encouraged to wear it each time they walk. Walkers will sign in before beginning and log their steps when finished. The individual with the most cumulative steps during the program will win the title and receive a special prize. There will be other chances to win or earn prizes each week as well.

Representatives of Miami Valley Hospital will be on site on several occasions to provide health information and free screenings such as blood pressure checks.

Some walks may be canceled due to other events at the arena. For an up-to-date schedule and any changes, visit www.nuttercenter.com or www.wsuraiders.com.