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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Kettering Fairmont High School senior Madeline Westbeld was announced as Ohio’s Ms. Basketball Thursday by a statewide media panel.  Now in its 33rd year, the prestigious award was first given by the Associated Press in 1988. It has been voted by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association since 2017.  Fairmont went 25-3 this season. Standing 6-feet, 3-inches tall, Westbeld averaged 18.0 points, 11.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 2.8 steals and 2.3 blocked shots per game this season. A McDonald’s All-American and the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year, she will continue her academic and basketball career at the University of Notre Dame.  Congratulations on an outstanding achievement Madeline!

Congratulation to the Centerville boys bowling team on their state runner-up season.  The Elks battled through the state bowling championship bracket play by winning their first two contests before falling in the the final.  Great job Elks on a great year!

Congratulations to Kettering Fairmont's Madeline Westbeld.  Madeline has been named the Gatorade Ohio Girls Basketball Player of the Year.  The Gatorade Player of the Year program recognizes the nation’s most elite high school athletes for not only athletic excellence, but also for high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character.  She now is part of a 30+ year legacy that includes past winners such as Peyton Manning, Abby Wambach, Karl-Anthony Towns, Derek Jeter and many other sports icons! Way to go!!  Such an outstanding accomplishment – we are so proud!

Girls basketball coach Ed Zink won his 800th game against Troy on February 18.  The Beavercreek High School coach has become the first girls basketball coach in Ohio history to win 800 career games. He is only the fourth coach in any sport in Ohio history to reach 800 wins.  Coach Zink has been the Head Coach of the Beavers since 1975 and has an overall record of 800 wins and 261 loses. A 75% win percentage during his tenure which is an incredible achievement in longevity.  Congratulations Coach Zink on your outstanding accomplishment!  We are all so proud of you! 

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