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CHAMINADE HEADS BACK TO STATE IN BASEBALL
The Chaminade-Julienne Eagles are headed back to another state berth after a thrilling walk off win to knock off Hamilton Badin 2-1 in Mason, Ohio. The Eagles came into the tourney as a #7 seed but was able to navigate through a difficult Regionals, and now will play on Friday morning for a chance to play for another OHSAA State title.
C-J will face Chagrin Falls in the semifinals at 10 AM in Akron, Ohio.
DUNBAR DAI’VONTAY YOUNG WINS STATE IN HURDLES; GOLDEN AND PROCTOR ALSO REP WELL
Dai’Vontay Young, one of the top football players in Dayton Public Schools and in Southwest Ohio, has achieved a huge goal in winning the 110 meter hurdles at the OHSAA State Track and Meet Championships last weekend. Young would run a blistering 13.91 and keep the Dunbar championship run going. Although he didn’t win Keshaun Golden competed in the 300 meter hurdles at the State meet as well.
On the ladies side Meadowdale Je’Leycia Proctor competed in the 300m hurdles as well. Congrats to Young, Golden and Proctor on achieving great success this season for themselves and their respective schools.
GREENVILLE FALLS IN SOFTBALL STATE SEMIFINALS
The Greenville Lady Green Wave had a very good season, making it all the way to the OHSAA State Semifinals. However the dream to win a title ended with a tough loss in the semifinals. The Lady Green Wave lost 5-4 to Fotbonne in a hard fought and emotional game. Despite the loss, Greenville showed toughness and was elite all season.
Congrats to Greenville on a great softball season.
FORMER DAYTON DRAGON ELLY DE LA CRUZ GETS CALL
One of the top prospects in all of baseball got a call as Elly De La Cruz was called up to the Cincinnati Reds this week. De La Cruz is a 5-tool prospect who stands at 6’5, can throw nearly 100 mph, has elite range and athleticism and makes plays that make your jaw absolutely drop. De we mention that the ball sounds like a cannon coming off his bat and he can hit for average and power as well? There has not been a player this talented for Cincinnati since Ken Griffey Jr and Eric Davis strutted around the bases for the Redlegs.
With Cincinnati still in the running for a spot in the MLB playoffs this season, De La Cruz should be a major boost to a inconsistent team who needs a true leader. De La Cruz looks the part.
Good luck to De La Cruz and the Reds organization, as De La Cruz played last year in the Dragons organization.