The Dayton Gems are the youngest team in the International Hockey League along with being the newest franchise. Despite a record in December of just under 500, the team is looking forward to an upswing as they head for the 2nd half of the season. With only one more back to back road trip for the rest of the season, Coach Marks is optimistic as the Gems start this very important climb up the ladder and into the hunt.
The FC Tippecanoe Lightning U10 Girls recently wrapped-up an incredibly successful season. The girls completed the campaign with an overall record of 17 wins and only 3 losses. The team accomplishments were: Champions of the Springfield of Dreams Charity Cup / Finalists at the Ohio Premier Invitational / Finalists of the Celtic Haunted Classic Tournament / Second Place in the Premier Division of Miami Valley Youth Soccer Association. The girls outscored their opponents by a combined scores of 65-13. The Lightning recorded a phenomenal 12 shutouts in the 20 games in which they competed. The Lighting are the only team in their age bracket to finish as champions or second place finishers in the Premier Division of MVYSA in every season in which they have competed.
The Tippecanoe Middle School wrestling team traveled to West Milton on December 4th & 5th to compete in the Jr. Bulldog Wrestling Tournament. The team came away with Tippecanoe’s first ever team title totaling 175 ½ points. I started coaching at Tippecanoe in the middle school seven years ago.