|3/24||Fair Weather Relays||H||4th||3rd|
|4/24||Canal Winchester Tri||A||L||L|
|5/12||SEOAL at Warren||A||4th||1st|
|4/9||Gallia Aca.||A||L 11-1||5-7|
|4/20||Gallia Aca.||H||L 12-4||8-9|
|4/24||Logan Elm||H||L 3-2||8-10|
|5/1||Logan Elm||A||L 12-1||8-12|
|5/7||Sect. Warren||A||W 10-8||9-13|
|5/10||Sect. Gallia||A||L 11-0||9-14|
|End of Season|
|3-24||Miami Trace||H||W 11-10||1-0|
|3-24||Miami Trace||H||L 10-4||1-1|
|3-29||Wash CH||H||W 12-11||2-2|
|4-9||Gallia Aca.||A||L 8-4||7-6|
|4-14||Zane Trace||A||L 10-0||8-8|
|4-20||Gallia Aca.||H||L 17-3||8-10|
|5-2||Wash CH||A||W 5-1||9-13|
|5-9||C. Crossing||A||L 11-0||10-14|
|End of Season|
|4/11||Gallia Aca.||A||L 3-2||1-4|
|4/12||Teays Valley||H||L 5-0||1-5|
|4/30||Gallia Aca.||H||L 3-2||2-11|
|End of Season|
|4/21||Walnut Hills||A||L 12-7||1-3|
|4/24||West. Central||A||L 18-7||1-4|
|5/4||Chaminade Julienne||H||L 17-11||2-6|
|5/9||Pickerington Central||A||L 22-13||2-7|
It’s only fitting.
In Megan Osborne, Penn State will be getting a sprinter with the heart if a lion.
Jane Osborne told a gathering of friends and family at her daughter’s national letter of intent signing Wednesday afternoon, “Her new coach at Penn State hadn’t got to see her run… until last week”. Osborne ran in an invitational in Geneva, Ohio last weekend.
While that may seem odd, so many decisions are made by having seen video these days. But Osborne added “He said, ‘She’s got heart, and that’s what I want’.”
Osborne, enters her senior track season next month, the holder of four school records… three of which she has broken numerous times in her high school career. Nationally, she’s ranked 9th in the 200 Meter Dash.
Not bad for a kid whose high school coach used to refer to her as ‘middle schooler’. CHS Girls Track Coach Steve Semancik explained Osborne would practice with the high school team during her time at CMS. Semancik told the audience the words that hit him the most came last summer after Osborne had placed at a national outdoor meet in which she achieved
All-American status. “She came off the track and said ‘We did it’” to which the Cavs coach beamed “No, you did it”.
“Crazy and surreal” said Osborne in describing the recruiting experience. “It’s exciting, but it doesn’t feel real.”
Getting ready for the spring season means getting outside in the winter weather, which in State College, PA will be similar to home. “I don’t think anyone enjoys running in our weather.” Osborne was also considering Arizona State University. She said in her thank you letter to the Sun Devils coach she jokingly said “Every time it snows, I will think of you” and that the outdoor climate is the only regrettable thing about her decision. But smiling, you could tell she was really excited to be running in Happy Valley.
This time next year will be a big time for the incoming freshman as Penn State will be running in the Millrose Games in New York. On Osborne’s immediate horizon will be the Cavs Fair Weather Relays coming in March to open the 2013 season.
Osborne says she’s waiting on determining a major for her studies, but thinks it may be in the sports medicine or rehabilitation field.
Chillicothe High School’s most decorated sprinter in school history, Megan Osborne has verbally committed to run track at Penn State University.
The multi-time All-Ohioan received many offers from all over the country. In a release by Chillicothe Girls Track Coach Steve Semancik says Osborne decided on Penn State because “she liked the educational opportunity, team, coach and most importantly could see herself running in Happy Valley.”
Among Osborne’s career highlights:
Chillicothe High School Records:
19 Relay Championships
34 Individual Invitational Championships
9 Individual SEOAL Championships
6 District Championships
1 Regional Championship
5 Indoor State Medals
5 Outdoor State Medals
2012 New Balance All-American Status
Last Saturday, Osborne added to her numbers by finishing second in both the Indoor 60 Meter Dash (7.84 seconds) and 400 Meter Dash (1:00.21) at the Ohio State Buckeye High School Qualifier.
A signing ceremony will take place February 13th at 4:30pm in the CHS/CMS cafeteria.
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In the aftermath of Wednesday's resignation by Chillicothe Athletic Director Garin Veris, the search began for finding his replacement.
In an interview with WBEX, Superintendent Jon Saxton credited Veris with doing things which "needed to be done to try to transform the culture in the district and raise the level of expectations in our athletic department". Among them, initiating the renovation on the stadium at Herrnstein Field, helped finish the bleacher improvements and trying to unify the booster groups, "He accomplished quite a lot in just a short period of time." said Saxton.
Saxton adds it was Veris who with Principal Jeff Fisher, spearheaded the pitch for a move to the South Central Ohio League which takes place in 2013. "I don't think without the presentation Garin and Jeff presented to the SCOL that we would've been able to persuade them (league members) to invite us to join... they made a compelling case for Chillicothe joining."
Saxton says a tentative timetable has been set for the July school board meeting to find a replacement for Veris. August 1st is a normal start date for administrative positions.
Saxton's press release regarding the resignation of Garin Veris:
"Having spoken with Garin regarding the reasons for his resignation, I completely understand the decision he has made. While I am somewhat surprised by this decision, and definitely disappointed, I certainly understand it and wish Garin nothing but the best in his pursuits. I have personally admired Garin for a number of years and appreciate the manner in which he pursued the responsibilities of the job as athletic director at CHS. He is an excellent role model for our young ladies and gentlemen."
"Garin was one of the first people to arrive in the morning and was usually the last to leave in the evening. We share a philosophy of putting kids firs, having high expectations for both our academic and extra-curricular programs. We appreciate Garin's willingness to stay on and help with the transition, and will move quickly to find a replacement."
Chillicothe High School Athletic Director Garin Veris has resigned his position after just a year on the job. Veris provided a press release, which stated as follows.
"I have decided to resign my position as Athletic Director at Chillicothe High School. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as the Athletic Director at CHS over the past year. The City of Chillicothe and Chillicothe High School have been an integral part of who I am as a person. To have the opportunity to lead the CHS Athletics program and our outstanding coaches and student athletes, was very rewarding. Watching the kids improve their grades over the year and striving to compete at maximum effort in athletic competition is what made my time at CHS so enjoyable. A quote from legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden said it best, "Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there". More than anything, I wanted our kids at CHS to play and compete with character and passion.
Superintendent Jon Saxton and CHS Principal Jeff Fisher are outstanding leaders and I cannot say enough great things about their strong belief in the benefits of high academic performance and participating in athletic endeavors. I am thankful to the Chillicothe City Schools Board of Education for allowing me to come back home and become a member of administrative team cares about the children of Chillicothe. My decision rests simply and entirely on the fact that at this time in my life, I want to pursue other opportunities that are ahead. I will continue to work with CHS Athletics until a new Athletic Director has been
Chillicothe High School will continue to produce many of the very best students in Ross County and across the state. I will always continue to carry "Cavalier Pride" with me wherever I go. Go Cavs !"
Veris was hired last summer and was instrumental in helping forge the way for new league membership for 2013. The Cavaliers will move from the Southeast Ohio Athletic League to the South Central Ohio League.
Chillicothe's Megan Osborne places 5th in the 200 Meter Dash Final in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in North Carolina.
Osborne recorded a time of 24.23. Osborne had a personal record time of 23.95 to place second in 200 Meter Dash preliminary.
Friday, Osborne placed 12th with a time of 12.06 seconds in the 100 meters.
The Cavalier was an All-Ohio sprinter in three events this season in the Division 1 state track & field
meet at Ohio State.
Watch Osborne in the 200 Meter Final courtesy MileSplit.us
While the high school track and field season ended two weekends ago, Chillicothe’s Megan Osborne is still competing, on the national level.
Osborne placed 12th with a time of 12.06 seconds in the 100 meters Friday in the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in North Carolina.
The Cavalier All-Ohio sprinter in three events this season, runs again Saturday in the 200 Meters around 2:25pm.
It was another great performance for Chillicothe's Megan Osborne Saturday at the Girl's Division 1 State Track and Field Meet at OSU.
The junior sprinter placed 2nd in the 100 Meter Dash (12.27 secs) 5th in the 200 meter Dash (25.01 secs) and 3rd in the 400 Meter Dash (56.38 secs).
Her 18 total points helped the Lady Cavs finish 10th in the team standings.
At the first day of competition for the Girls's Division 1 State Meet, Chillicothe's Megan Osborne had the second fastest qualifying time in the Division 1 Girl's 100 Meter Dash (12.19), the third fastest 400 Meter Dash qualifying time (57.10) and fourth fastest in the 200 Meter Dash (25.01)
Osborne will compete in the Finals of each on Saturday.
A misty-eyed Scott Bonar said 19 years ago, he and wife Veronica were scared parents not sure of the future of their 16 day old baby, "Doctors at Pittsburgh's Children's Hospital hadn't heard of a baby with whooping cough surviving."
His son Brandon fought and overcame the tough obstacle "and here he's signing a letter to play baseball."
Brandon Bonar says he has had contact with Shawnee State since his sophomore year and left little doubt where he'd be headed for school. It's an extra that he gets to play baseball.
Cavs Baseball Coach Marty Dunn described Bonar as a pitcher who "doesn't possess a lot of velocity, but he could hit his spots and throw strikes. He's a kid I will always remember that loves the game. I admire his desire and dedication to the game." Dunn added Bonar became a strong player "and is stronger as a student."
Bonar's mother Veronica told of her son's difficulty with grades early on in high school which led to ineligibility his freshman year. But a teammate urged him to be a part of the team an "keep the book" to which she credits what has led to his turnaround in the classroom.
Bonar will likely be a bullpen pitcher for Shawnee State. Bonar added "You don't have to be the best, but they put people in the right position and that's what I want to do." He plans to major in Athletic Training and minor in Physical Education.