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High School Insider with Mike Dyer | Cincinnati NKY Sports
24 minutes | 3 days ago
An Ohio high school football season that won't soon be forgotten
No one will soon forget this unique Ohio high school football season. The Ohio High School Athletic Association conducted the remaining six state football finals this past weekend in Massillon. Those games moved to Stark County from Franklin County after a health advisory was issued by the Franklin County Department of Health and the Columbus Department of Health about the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has also significantly impacted college football recruiting. The NCAA Division I Council recently extended the dead period to April 15. ScoutingOhio.com director Mark Porter joined the WCPO High School Insider to discuss this memorable season and how recruiting has been impacted as the NCAA early signing period draws near on Dec. 16.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
66 minutes | 10 days ago
St. Xavier celebrates its Division I state football
The St. Xavier football team won the Division I state title with a 44-3 victory over Pickerington Central. Plus, a preview of the upcoming boys basketball season.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24 minutes | 17 days ago
St. Xavier, La Salle, Wyoming and Roger Bacon aiming for state football titles
The WCPO High School Insider discusses the four teams remaining in the Ohio High School Athletic Association playoffs this week. You will hear from each of the four coaches on this week's episode. St. Xavier travels to the Columbus area to play Pickerington Central in the Division I state final at 7 p.m. Friday at Fortress Obetz. In Division II, La Salle plays Massillon Washington Friday night at Marysville. In Division IV, Wyoming plays Van Wert Saturday night at Piqua. In Division V, Roger Bacon plays Ironton Saturday night at London High School's Bowlus Field.Listen to this episode in the player above. More at http://wcpo.com/highschoolinsiderSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33 minutes | 23 days ago
November is the month of state football champions in Ohio
Mike Dyer discusses some of the high school football playoff matchups this week. Plus, a look at the start of the OHSAA girls basketball season. The month for state football champions is here. The Ohio High School Athletic Association football postseason kicks into high gear with the Division I state semifinals and Divisions II-VII regional finals this week. St. Xavier (8-2) plays Springfield (8-1) in a Division I state semifinal Friday at Piqua High School's Alexander Stadium. Dayton Daily News reporter David Jablonski discusses the Springfield football team this season in a preview of the game. You will also hear from Anderson football coach Evan Dreyer as he discusses the La Salle (7-2) at Winton Woods (9-0) Division II, Region 8 final Friday night. And you will hear some Ohio high school girls basketball discussion with Journey to the Tourney director Bryce McKey as the season starts in two weeks.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
44 minutes | a month ago
Lakota West & St. Xavier prepare for the Division I regional football final
St. Xavier football coach Steve Specht and Lakota West coach Tom Bolden discuss the upcoming regional final. Plus, La Salle football coach Pat McLaughlin discusses the Lancers' Division II, Region 8 semifinal against visiting Anderson.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22 minutes | a month ago
🏈 Turpin football team prepares for its playoff game at Kings Friday night
The Turpin football team plays at Kings Friday night in a Division II, Region 8 quarterfinal. Turpin coach Kent McCullough joined the WCPO High School Insider to discuss the Spartans. Also, this episode contains discussion about the Division I, Region 4 semifinals including Elder (5-3) at St. Xavier (6-2) and Colerain (6-2) at Lakota West (7-0) Friday night.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23 minutes | a month ago
A conversation with OHSAA communications director Tim Stried
The Ohio High School Athletic Association said Wednesday afternoon it continues to plan for the fall sports tournaments while looking ahead to the winter sports season.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18 minutes | 2 months ago
🏈 Getting ready for the Ohio football playoffs
As the Cincinnati area prepares for Week 6 of the Ohio high school football season, anticipation grows for the start of the playoffs in October.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
🏈 Kings football team has a 3-0 record the first time since 2015
The Kings football team has a 3-0 record for the first time since the 2015 season. Also, Lakota West remains undefeated through four weeks with a potential GMC championship at stake in two weeks. Sign for our new high school sports newsletter Join the Cincinnati area high school sports Facebook group See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
33 minutes | 2 months ago
OHSAA leader explains vision for high school sports
Ohio High School Athletic Association commissioner Doug Ute explains what his vision is for the state governing body for high school athletics amid several financial challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
KHSAA prepares to start most of fall season
Kentucky High School Athletic Association Commissioner Julian Tackett joined the WCPO High School Insider to discuss fall sports, what to expect for attendance at games and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the high school sports landscape. Also, Talawanda football coach Larry Cox joins the WCPO High School Insider to discuss the Brave's 17-7 win over Harrison Sept. 4. It was Talawanda's first win over Harrison since 1995.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19 minutes | 3 months ago
🏈 Week 2 of the Ohio football season carries plenty of storylines
The start of the Ohio high school football season had plenty of highlights including La Salle's double overtime win at Elder. Plus, a conversation with Mariemont coach Nick Leone about this unique season during his first year as head coach.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
18 minutes | 3 months ago
The Middie Magic returns to the high school fall sports season
Middletown athletic director JD Foust joined the WCPO High School Insider podcast to discuss the full return to practice with competition starting Aug. 31. Also, Lakota West football coach Tom Bolden and St. Xavier coach Steve Specht discuss their Aug. 21 scrimmage and the unique aspects of coaching during the pandemic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
20 minutes | 3 months ago
🏈 The Ohio high school football season receives the green light
After Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine gave the green light for high school football to proceed this fall, the Ohio High School Athletic Association continued to offer guidance to member schools on a variety of related topics. The WCPO High School Insider spoke with OHSAA senior director of communications Tim Stried about the reaction to DeWine's decision and the plans for the fall sports season during the COVID-19 pandemic. You will also hear from Princeton football coach Mike Daniels and his enthusiasm for the start of the high school football season next week. RELATED: Join the Cincinnati area high school sports Facebook groupSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
OHSAA continues to stay patient as contact sports decision nears
The countdown continues toward the start of the Ohio high school football season.The only question is whether the season will start the week of Aug. 24. Ohio High School Athletic Association senior director of communications Tim Stried joined the WCPO High School Insider to discuss the three contact sports (football, soccer, field hockey) that have not been approved for school versus school competition during the COVID-19 pandemic. The OHSAA has anticipated a potential announcement about sports from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Stried said the athletics governing body continues to remain patient in order to have all fall sports compete. With soccer and field hockey scheduled to start Aug. 21, the Ohio governor's office could make an announcement during Thursday's news conference. Or it could wait. Stay tuned. Plus, you will hear a conversation with Ohio State junior quarterback Danny Vanatsky, a former Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy standout, about the Big Ten's decision to postpone the football season due to COVID-19.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
45 minutes | 4 months ago
The return of Ohio high school sports
OHSAA senior director of communications Tim Stried joins the WCPO High School Insider to discuss the start of the high school sports season and the discussions the Ohio governor's office about contact sports. Also, Mercy McAuley athletic director and volleyball coach Denise Harvey discusses the start of fall sports and how her student-athletes have adapted to the new health and safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 minutes | 5 months ago
OHSAA is planning for the upcoming fall sports season
The Ohio High School Athletic Association wants a fall sports season for every sport.In fact, it is planning ahead for all 10 sanctioned sports and postseason tournaments. Tim Stried, OHSAA's senior director of communications, emphasized that message Thursday afternoon in an interview with the WCPO High School Insider. "There is all kind of rumors out there about, do we want to move football to the spring?" Stried told WCPO. "Do we want to flip flop the fall and spring seasons? (Tuesday's) memo clarified that no, we don't want to do that. We want Aug. 1 - all of our fall sports start practice - we want schools to have a regular season. We want tournaments in October and November. That's what we want to do. That's what we're planning on doing. "Stried added the OHSAA is following the lead of the Ohio governor's office in terms of recommendations and mandates for interscholastic sports. The OHSAA said this week it is moving forward with Aug. 1 as of the official start date of fall sports with the possibility that the governor's office could modify or cancel something due to health concerns. There was optimism this week from the OHSAA."If I was a betting man, I would bet money that we would have all of our fall sports," Stried said. "And I'm optimistic but I think we will." RELATED: Join the Cincinnati area high school sports Facebook group Stried also discussed Bob Goldring, who was named the interim executive director on Monday night in place of former executive director Jerry Snodgrass.Stried also discussed the news this week that the governor's office will allow competition between schools for contact sports until July 15 if all health guidelines are followed. This episode also includes information related to the status of the state football finals venue (no signed contract yet) along with other topics related to fall sports and the return of competition during the COVID-19 pandemic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25 minutes | 5 months ago
🏈 How COVID-19 impacts college football recruiting at all levels
From virtual campus tours to hundreds of film evaluations, college football programs adjusted their recruiting strategies this spring in order to become more efficient during the COVID-19 pandemic. RELATED: OHSAA remains optimistic that fall sports will start on schedule Former Loveland standout Luke Waddell is expected to return to Georgia Tech Mark Porter seems to always have his pulse on the college football recruiting scene around Ohio The longtime director of ScoutingOhio.com believes the COVID-19 pandemic altered the recruiting landscape this spring and has sped up the process for high school football players and college coaches evaluating those prospects. Porter discussed Ohio high school football, college recruiting and the various scenarios for this fall with the WCPO High School Insider podcast. Porter, who lives in Youngstown area, has a unique perspective of having played high school and college football while connecting with college programs frequently because of his scouting service. As a parent and avid high school football follower, he's keenly aware what families experience during the college recruiting process. "I honestly think this is a horribly frustrating process in a good year," Porter said. "I think this year is absolutely like rip your hair out of your head if you are a parent or player. My heart goes out to them because you never got your chance. This is like recruiting back in the 70s or 80s when I played where after the season they (college coaches) came around and watched your tape and if the tape wasn't good enough - see you later."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
19 minutes | 6 months ago
🏈 Elder, Wyoming High school football coaches discuss offseason training
High school football offseason conditioning made a triumphant return to the Cincinnati area last week.Multiple area programs took the field as the Ohio High School Athletic Association and Ohio governor's office allowed the contact period to begin May 26 for individual skills and physical training workouts during the COVID-19 pandemic.High school coaches and players welcomed the opportunity to work out with safety protocols in place as a team."It was great," Wyoming coach Aaron Hancock said. "We've been talking - our support staff - as far as our strength and conditioning coaches, our AD Jan Wilking, we've been talking to all kinds of coaches. Everyone is on the same page."Elder football coach Doug Ramsey was pleased with the Panthers' approach last week. Elder, the 2019 Division I state runner-up, was eager to return to The Pit."For our guys I think it's made them a little bit hungrier," Ramsey said. "We had a really good turnout on Wednesday. A few guys were out of town. But, I think our guys are really excited."Ramsey and Hancock joined the WCPO High School Insider to discuss the first week of individual skills and physical training during this COVID-19 pandemic as the state continues to move forward with its reopening plan. Hancock also discussed University of Cincinnati freshman quarterback Evan Prater, a 2020 Wyoming graduate, who was named the MaxPreps Ohio male athlete of the year last week. RELATED: University of Cincinnati basketball player Jillian Hayes urges others to speak upSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21 minutes | 6 months ago
🏀 How Baylor's MaCio Teague is preparing for the NBA Draft
MaCio Teague has gained valuable insight into the NBA Draft process this spring.The Baylor University redshirt junior guard and 2015 Walnut Hills graduate declared for the draft March 30 and told WCPO this week he is very close to hiring an NCAA certified agent.He's interviewed with several NBA teams as those organizations gather information about draft prospects."Nothing has really surprised me," Teague said. "They just ask normal questions. They try to get your family background, just try to figure out your path and how you got to the point where you are today."Teague, known as an excellent shooter, joined the WCPO High School Insider to discuss his memorable season at Baylor (26-4) where averaged 13.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists for the No. 5 nationally-ranked Bears. He shot 35.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc.Teague also reflected on the NBA Draft process and his favorite memories of playing high school basketball at Walnut Hills."He's real blessed and he's just going through the process," Walnut Hills coach Ricardo Hill said. "Several NBA teams have interviewed him and for him to get that experience - it's huge. I think he's a pro. Whether it happens this year or next year or whenever."Hill stays connected with Teague and gives the former Walnut Hills standout honest feedback after games. Teague appreciates the fact that Hill believed in him. "A lot of what you see today goes out to Coach Ricardo," Teague said. "Without Coach Ricardo there would be no MaCio Teague. He definitely means a lot to me."Hill said he is proud of Teague's performances on the court but also the fact that the basketball standout graduated this spring with an education degree."He's the guy that cares about this city," Hill said. "He cares about representing Cincinnati. And his family does. There is no better person to do it. He's not going to be the one that is going to be in trouble or doing silly things out there. I'm just excited for his future."The NBA Draft is scheduled for June 25 although ESPN reported it will likely be pushed back because of the COVID-19 pandemic.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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