Sunday, September 17, 2000

High school insider

Oak Hills shoots for GMC golf championship

By Dave Schutte
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        The aggressive goal set by the Oak Hills golf team is within reach.

        “We want to be the first team from Oak Hills to win a Greater Miami Conference championship,” senior Kevin Vollmer said.

        After playing as an independent in 1999 and in the Queen City Conference Conference American Division for six years previous, Oak Hills replaced Lima this year as a member of the GMC.

        The Highlanders are 10-1, which includes a seven-stroke victory over GMC rival and No.1 Lakota West. The loss was to No.2 Fairfield, also a member of the GMC.

        Oak Hills, unranked in The Cincinnati Enquirer preseason poll, has climbed to No.4. It will compete in the GMC tournament Thursday and Friday at Hueston Woods.

        “The success doesn't surprise me,” coach Randy Owen said. “We have four seniors back, and all of the kids played a lot during the summer.”


        Sophomore Tony Vogelsang and junior Geoff Newman have been key factors. Both have earned medalist honors in crucial matches.

        Besides Vollmer, the returning seniors are Ross Goodson, Matt Blakely and Joe Morris. The team went 14-2 last year.

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        COACH NEEDED: North College Hill needs a varsity wrestling coach. Contact Joe Nickel at 728-4783.

        CALL IN STATS: The En quirer will accept football statistics today and Monday.

        Coaches are reminded to fax (768-8550) or e-mail ( the information on the sheets mailed to each school's athletic director. Coaches are asked to include a Top 10 Poll, Division I or Division II-VI.

        MORE STATS: Boys golf coaches are reminded to phone Jim Benken's voice mail today at 272-4618 to report averages and vote in the Division I or Division II-III polls.

        Girls golf coaches should call Tony Kountz between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. today at 455-8359 to report averages and vote in the Top 10 poll.

        Tennis coaches should call Russ King today between noon and 4 p.m. at 683-9050 to report records and vote in the Top 10 poll.

        Volleyball coaches should phone statistics to Amanda Brant before 5 p.m. today at 474-9007. To vote in the Top 10, call Chet Cox at 561-7677.

        Cross country coaches should phone Mike Jacobs (731-7768) with times and Top 10 votes from noon to 3 p.m. or e-mail ( before 6 p.m. today.

        Girls and boys soccer coaches should phone statistics and top 10 votes to their league representative today from noon to 5 p.m.


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