Read about the Ross pitcher's big game from Rick Cassano of the Journal-News. Huffman did it against league rival Edgewood, helping the Rams improve to 10-2 this season (3-1 in SWOC).
The spring season is in full swing with our SWOC teams competing for league titles in baseball, softball, track and field, and boys tennis.
To stay up-to-date on all things going on in our conference, check back in throughout the season. Follow the hyperlinks below to find out what's happened so far.
Harrison's varsity baseball team has been invited to play at Great American Ballpark again. The Southwest Local School District would like to invite everyone to take part in this awesome event. Tickets will be available for purchase at HJS & HHS in the main office and through Band Members / Baseball Teams starting March 20, 2017.
With each purchase of a ticket to the Harrison vs. Oak Hills Big League Weekend game that will be played on , you will receive a ticket to the Harrison Night at GABP Reds vs. Baltimore game on . Before this Reds game we will have a special Harrison pre-game parade on the field recognizing all Harrison groups, clubs, sports, and activities that take part. Tickets are $10 View Level and $20 Field Box.
Enjoy the band playing the National Anthem at both games, our Varsity Baseball team playing in its third consecutive game at GABP, and retiring Harrison High School Principal Mr. Dave Baker will throw out the first pitch.
Derek Rehage, who has been known for his leadership skills on and off the football field, has been promoted from defensive coordinator to head football coach at Harrison High School.
The Board of Education for the Southwest Local School District tonight unanimously appointed Rehage, who will replace Kent McCullough starting in the 2017-18 season. Rehage also will continue to serve as an intervention specialist for the district.
“I remember when I was a high school football player and the positive influence that the coaches, my
Rehage, who lives in Harrison, emerged from a field of 18 highly qualified applicants, including high school coaches whose teams had won the state championship. Harrison assistant football coaches, parents, a school board
Athletic Director Mark
Rehage said he will retain many of the features that McCullough used to run the football program but that he will add new elements that fit the way he likes to do things. He believes the keys to success include emphasizing fundamentals, playing with great effort and as a team, and displaying sportsmanship to officials and opposing players.
Before moving to Harrison High School, he served as a varsity assistant football coach and head wrestling coach at East Central High School in St. Leon, Indiana for six seasons. Previously, he was a varsity assistant football coach and freshman wrestling coach at Colerain High School.
He earned a bachelor’s of science degree in education from Miami University, majoring in physical education and minoring in special education. He later earned a master’s degree in education, focusing on curriculum development, from Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
He played football at East Central High School and Miami University. After college, he played eight games in the NFL Europe on a team called Rhein Fire when he broke his hand and had surgery. Then, he went to the 2007 preseason camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a rookie free agent but the hand injury caused the Steelers to release him before the regular season.
In February, McCullough accepted the head coaching job at Turpin High School in the Forest Hills Local School District after leading the Wildcats to 39 wins and 26 losses in six seasons. Harrison is a Division II, Region 8 school in the Ohio Southwest Conference.
Kayla Lockaby Bush has been hired as the new
Her record at Ross 43-12-4
Coaching Awards at Ross:
SWOC Coach of the Year
Division II Coach of the Year
Enquirer DII Coach of the Year
Kayla was selected based on her knowledge, enthusiasm, and energy she will bring to the girl's soccer program at Ross.