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MVP ends its run after a decade: 2002-2012

It has been our pleasure to serve the Dayton and Miami Valley area for the past decade but due to several factors, MVP has decided to shut down its operations and focus its resources on other projects. Read More..
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MVP’s Fab 5 Wrestling Rankings: Week 7
Posted by , on January 20th 2012

The latest look at the Miami Valley's top wrestling teams and where they rank... Trotwood’s Burrows is Ohio State’s first 2013 commit thumbnail

Trotwood’s Burrows is Ohio State’s first 2013 commit
Posted by , on January 19th 2012

Urban Meyer’s recruiting roll continues today as moments ago 4-star junior cornerback Cam Burrows (Trotwood, Ohio/Madison) announced that he has become Meyer’s first class of 2013 commitment. Trotwood’s Bradley narrows list to three thumbnail

Trotwood’s Bradley narrows list to three
Posted by , on January 19th 2012

Who is out of the running? Ohio State, Michigan State, Pitt or Stanford? Fort Recovery proves it belongs, hangs with D-I foe thumbnail

Fort Recovery proves it belongs, hangs with D-I foe
Posted by , on January 17th 2012

Walnut Ridge vs. Fort Recovery. D-I vs. D-IV. City vs. Rural. Godzilla vs. Smallzilla. Intrigue and scheme. A national stage. No cheerleaders. No pep bands. Ballers rehearsing for college coaches. Exclusively on MVPhd... Good Sam FTTH Day 3: Deja-Vu all over again thumbnail

Good Sam FTTH Day 3: Deja-Vu all over again
Posted by , on January 16th 2012

Day 3 of the Good Samaritan Flyin' to the Hoop started and ended in the same fashion as Day 2 - with a tight contest and rout, respectively...here's what happened. Good Sam FTTH Day 2: Ohio gets swept thumbnail

Good Sam FTTH Day 2: Ohio gets swept
Posted by , on January 15th 2012

The first full day of the 10th Anniversary Good Samaritan Flyin' to the Hoop is in the books, but not without some interesting stories and highlight moments... PREVIEW: Good Samaritan Flyin to the Hoop 2012 thumbnail

PREVIEW: Good Samaritan Flyin to the Hoop 2012
Posted by , on January 12th 2012

The Good Samaritan Flyin to the Hoop celebrates its 10th anniversary this season, but that’s just one milestone the popular prep hoops event has reached. Another would be earning recognition as one of the countries top HS hoops productions. Small school Fort Recovery braces for big school match-up thumbnail

Small school Fort Recovery braces for big school match-up
Posted by , on January 12th 2012

D-IV unbeaten Fort Recovery faces D-I unbeaten Walnut Ridge in the Good Sam Flyin to the Hoop. Talk about opposites - and an intriguing meeting... MVP’s Fab 5 Wrestling Rankings: Week 6 thumbnail

MVP’s Fab 5 Wrestling Rankings: Week 6
Posted by , on January 12th 2012

The latest look at the Miami Valley's top wrestling teams and where they rank... UD’s “Hype” well deserved, but fragile thumbnail

UD’s “Hype” well deserved, but fragile
Posted by , on January 11th 2012

The Flyers are in position to return to both the AP and USA Today/Coaches’ polls for the first time since 2009 following a week in which they defeated St. Louis and snapped Temple’s 25-game home win streak. How did they do it?

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2011′s Top 40 High School Sports Stories
December 28th 2011

It's nearing the end of 2011 and it's time again for our annual look back at Ohio's Top High School Sports Stories of the Year. HERE'S WHAT RANKS WHERE.
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MVP HD: Marion Local dominates Minster
November 22nd 2011

It was a rematch and another Marion Local victory. The Flyers handled Minster 28-0 in the Division VI Region 24 final to advance to another rematch with Delphos St. John's in the upcoming D-VI state semifinals. Here's how ML's victory over Minster went down...
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MVP HD: Trotwood records remarkable comeback
November 21st 2011

Freaky Friday. Nike pink-patent hi-tops? A twisted tale of two halves. Shorts? Implosions and explosions. Meltdowns and get downs. A storybook finish. The MVPhd Game of the Week, playoff style. A confluence of circumstances beyond our control...

Dayton's best boys basketball team is...
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MVP Fab 5 Wrestling Rankings: Week 1
Written on December 7th 2011

The Miami Valley is one of Ohio's hotbeds for wrestling and this year is no different. Take a look at the area's top teams and wrestlers heading into the season...

D-II Finals Video: Trotwood-Madison holds off Avon
Written on December 5th 2011

Trotwood-Madison totaled 492 yards of offense to defeat Avon, 42-28, in the 2011 OHSAA Division II championship game Friday at Massillon Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. HERE'S HOW IT WENT DOWN...

State Football Finals: Marion Local logs No. 5
Written on December 4th 2011

Marion Local became one of just nine schools in state history (and just the third public school) to win five state football titles when it steamrolled Buckeye Central in the D-VI final on Saturday.

State Football Finals: Trotwood-Madison wins title
Written on December 3rd 2011

Trotwood-Madison received a historic effort from junior RB Isreal Green en route to winning its first state football title; Coldwater and Springfield Shawnee fell short in their quests...What We Learned Friday...

Picking the Playoff Winners in Week 15
Written on November 30th 2011

Who we say wins State Titles...and why; One week left and I’m on a roll with my picks. After going 20-4 in the regional finals, I went 9-3 last week in the state semifinals. It’s all about how you finish, so here goes…

MVP HD: Marion Local returns to the state final
Written on November 29th 2011

Week nine of the regular season, Delphos St. John's edged Marion-Local 21-14 to claim a share of the MAC title. On a bigger stage Saturday evening in the D-VI state semifinals, the Flyers returned the disfavor...

MVP HD: Springfield Shawnee’s incredible comeback
Written on November 28th 2011

Two teams. Unchartered territory. Eight lead changes. 951 total yards of massive destruction, 98 points, and 45 first downs. The MVPHD Game of the Week - another dandy...

Picking the Playoff Winners in Week 14; Who we say makes the State Finals
Written on November 24th 2011

So I did my best percentage-wise last week. I was 20-4 in the regional finals (83-percent of the games right). Have to admit I finally got Drew Pasteur and his Fantastic 50 formula too (finished 18-6). Feels good. But another tough week looms.

MVP Podcast: Our greatest line-up ever? Close…
Written on November 23rd 2011

This week we demonstrate out thankfulness for all of the good stuff that we got to do in 2011 by bringing you one of the most comprehensive podcasts ever aired, here, at The MVP Podcast. Dan McSurley, Tim Goodwin, Andy Olds, Maurice Douglass and more...

2011-2012 MVP Wrestling Preview: Who To Watch
Written on November 22nd 2011

Heading into the 2011-2012 season, there are 21 Ohio wrestlers ranked nationally in the Amatuer Wrestling News (AWN) Preseason Rankings. Below we take a look at those wrestlers and several more whose names you’ll hear plenty this season.

MVP HD: Marion Local dominates Minster
Written on November 22nd 2011

It was a rematch and another Marion Local victory. The Flyers handled Minster 28-0 in the Division VI Region 24 final to advance to another rematch with Delphos St. John's in the upcoming D-VI state semifinals. Here's how ML's victory over Minster went down...

MVP HD: Trotwood records remarkable comeback
Written on November 21st 2011

Freaky Friday. Nike pink-patent hi-tops? A twisted tale of two halves. Shorts? Implosions and explosions. Meltdowns and get downs. A storybook finish. The MVPhd Game of the Week, playoff style. A confluence of circumstances beyond our control...

Picking the Playoff Winners in Week 13
Written on November 18th 2011

A week after doing better in the first round than I did last year, I did just the opposite in the second round. But I’m not alone. Drew Pasteur and his Fantastic 50 did the same.

No. 1 Trotwood and No. 2 Kings meet for Region 8 title
Written on November 16th 2011

Two unbeatens. One team looking for a shot at revenge. The other, an "us against the world" mentality. It's a precipitous Division II Region 8 rematch depicting Kings Mills Kings against Trotwood-Madison. And it goes down Friday...

WHIO TV & MVP Touchdown 7 Insider: The State Semis?
Written on November 16th 2011

Join WHIO TV Sports Director Mike Hartsock and JJHuddle Managing Editor Eric Frantz as they look ahead to Week 13 and the Football Regional Finals...

Dear OHSAA: Please don’t pit two MAC teams against each other in the state semis – again
Written on November 14th 2011

I’m back on my soapbox. My plea? Let two Midwest Athletic Conference schools have a chance to make the state final and square off against each other in Stark County. The conference deserves that opportunity. It’s earned it.

Football Regional Final Pairings
Written on November 13th 2011

Who plays who where? We have all the answers here...Marion-Minster at Wapak; CJ-Massie at Mason; Trotwood-Kings at Welcome and more...

CJ beats Waynesville; Complete Playoff Scores
Written on November 13th 2011

A new champion in D-I...Chaminade Julienne rolls on...The MAC rolls over the opposition...

Picking the Playoff Winners in Week 12; See who we say moves on to Week 13
Written on November 11th 2011

Well…I’ve started out better on my playoff picks than I did last year. I went 76-20 in regional quarterfinals last week (79% right). Last year I went 72-24 (75%).

2011-2012 College Commits: Who is Headed Where
Written on November 9th 2011

The second Wednesday in November and the first Wednesday in February are highly anticipated. Why? Those are the National Signing Days for college-bound athletes...Click here to see the Miami Valley's most complete list of 2012 college recruits...

MVP HD: Thurgood Marshall stuns Alter
Written on November 8th 2011

The two-point conversion. Hocus Pocus. Welcome Stadium. The Dayton City League vs The Greater Catholic League. And a program's first playoff win...Marshall vs Alter had it all.

2011 Football Regional Semifinal Pairings
Written on November 6th 2011

Who plays who where? We have all the answers here...Waynesville-CJ at Centerville, Shawnee-Marshall at Fairmont, Versailles-Coldwater at Welcome and more...

Who We Say Wins: Picking the Winners in Week 11
Written on November 3rd 2011

It's Week 11 and we're picking winners for all 96 postseason games…First things first though - How did we do picking with the Dayton Daily News, ThisWeek in Columbus and in our new "Ohio 12 Pack?"

2011 Downloadable Playoff Brackets
Written on November 3rd 2011

JJHuddle and MVP Magazine are pleased to bring you downloadable brackets for this year's high school football playoffs. Click here...

MVP Fab 5 Football Rankings: Poll Champions Crowned
Written on November 2nd 2011

The third annual MVP Fab 5 Football rankings have come to a close. See which teams took home the poll championships and who else finished in the Top 5...

WHIO TV & MVP Touchdown 7 Insider: 8s over 1s, Ohio’s deepest region and Week 11s best game?
Written on November 1st 2011

Join WHIO TV Sports Director Mike Hartsock and JJHuddle Managing Editor Eric Frantz as they look ahead to Week 11 and the Football Playoffs.

MVP HD: Kenton, Mauk roll past Wapak
Written on October 31st 2011

Senior QB Maty Mauk owns five national passing records and needs just 106 yards to break his brother Ben's career passing record; Kenton enters the postseason No. 1 in the state in Division IV...

25 MVP Area teams make the HS Football Playoffs
Written on October 30th 2011

Who is in? Who is out? Who plays who? And Where? We have all the answers here...Complete Playoff Pairings for all Six Divisions.

MVP Podcast: Playoff Mayhem and More
Written on October 28th 2011

The regular season "rap" show includes interviews with: a first-time playoff program, a winless team, a team with a chance to win its first league title and a preview of the MVPHD Game of the Week...

Who We Say Wins: Picking the Winners in Week 10
Written on October 27th 2011

This week we conclude our annual attempt to pick against and with the Dayton Daily News and ThisWeek in Columbus. We also conclude our "12 Pack" of other key games across the state. Here’s who we say will win in Week 10...

MVP Fab 5 Football Rankings Week 10
Written on October 26th 2011

This week's Fab 5 rankings: Who moved up, who moved in, who moved out and who plays who...POLL CHAMPIONS CROWNED NEXT WEEK!

WHIO TV & MVP Touchdown 7 Insider: Talking Playoffs!
Written on October 25th 2011

WHIO TV Sports Director Mike Hartsock and JJHuddle and MVP Magazine Managing Editor Eric Frantz take a look at Week 10 and the upcoming Playoffs. Who, what, where, "win" and why?

1410 WING AM GWOC Game of the Week: Trotwood at Butler
Written on October 25th 2011

JJHuddle and MVP’s Eric Frantz (analyst) and 1410’s Mark Neal (play-by-play) will call the action LIVE. Pregame starts at 7 p.m.

Who We Say Wins: Picking the Winners in Week 9
Written on October 20th 2011

This week we continue our annual attempt to pick against and with the Dayton Daily News and ThisWeek in Columbus. We also continue our "12 Pack" of other key games across the state. Here’s who we say will win in Week 9...

MVP Fab 5 Football Rankings Week 9
Written on October 19th 2011

This week's Fab 5 rankings: Who moved up, who moved in, who moved out and who plays who...Marion Local-Delphos St. John's, Waynesville-Milton and Anna-Versailles just a few of this week's huge games!

1410 WING AM GWOC Game of the Week: Northmont at Wayne
Written on October 19th 2011

JJHuddle and MVP’s Eric Frantz (analyst) and 1410’s Mark Neal (play-by-play) will call the action LIVE. Pregame starts at 7 p.m.

Ohio State offers Alter’s Malik Zaire
Written on October 17th 2011

The Buckeyes and Wisconsin are at the top of the junior QB's list and he plans to be in Columbus at the end of the month when the two square off in the Horseshoe...

MVP Fab 5 Football Rankings Week 8
Written on October 13th 2011

This week's Fab 5 rankings: Who moved up, who moved in, who moved out and who plays who...GWOC Divisional Titles on the line, playoff points at stake and more!

MVP HD: Coldwater survives Delphos St. John’s
Written on October 10th 2011

No Jumbo-Tron. No instant replay. No prescription turf. No 10,000-seat stadium. No five star recruits. No offense. Just another old fashion Midwest Athletic Conference battle between rival neighborhoods and MVPHD had it covered.

1410 WING AM GWOC Game of the Week: Centerville at Wayne
Written on October 10th 2011

JJHuddle and MVP’s Eric Frantz (analyst) and 1410’s Mark Neal (play-by-play) will call the action LIVE. Pregame starts at 7 p.m.

Who We Say Wins: Picking the Winners in Week 7
Written on October 7th 2011

This week we continue picking against the Dayton Daily News and ThisWeek in Columbus. We're also continuing our new "12 Pack" picks for other key games across the state. Here’s who we say will win in Week 7. Do we like your team's chances?

MVP Fab 5 Football Rankings Week 7
Written on October 7th 2011

This week's Fab 5 rankings: Who moved up, who moved in, who moved out and who plays who...Upset of the Week: Bellbrook over Eaton...

Great American Rivalry Series: St. John’s vs Coldwater
Written on October 6th 2011

This Friday two rivals and two storied programs collide in a MAC showdown for first place. It will be the MVPHD Game of the Week in conjunction with The Great American Rivalry Series...

WHIO TV & MVP Touchdown 7 Insider: Week 7
Written on October 4th 2011

Join WHIO TV Sports Director Mike Hartsock and JJHuddle and MVP Managing Editor Eric Frantz as they take a look back at Week 6 and a look ahead to Week 7. Who did what and what we should expect…

1410 WING AM GWOC Game of the Week: Piqua at Troy
Written on October 4th 2011

JJHuddle and MVP’s Eric Frantz (analyst) and 1410’s Mark Neal (play-by-play) will call the action LIVE. Pregame starts at 7 p.m.

Who We Say Wins: Picking the Winners in Week 6
Written on September 30th 2011

This week we continue our annual attempt to pick against and with the Dayton Daily News and ThisWeek in Columbus. We're also continuing our new "12 Pack" picks for thter key games across the state. Here’s who we say will win in Week 6. Do we like your team's chances?

WHIO TV & MVP Touchdown 7 Prep Insider: Week 6
Written on September 30th 2011

Join WHIO TV Sports Director Mike Hartsock and JJHuddle and MVP Magazine Managing Editor Eric Frantz as they take a look back at Week 5 and a look ahead to Week 6. Who did what and what we should expect…

MVP Fab 5 Football Rankings Week 6
Written on September 28th 2011

This week's Fab 5 rankings, this week's big games (Butler at Troy, Piqua at Trotwood, Covington at Miami East) and who wins...Fort Loramie or Dayton Christian? And Why?...See who is ranked where and who plays who...

Alter QB to visit Wisconsin this weekend
Written on September 28th 2011

One of the top junior quarterbacks in the state of Ohio plans to attend the Nebraska at Wisconsin game on Saturday night.

1410 WING AM GWOC Game of the Week: Fairmont at Centerville
Written on September 26th 2011

JJHuddle and MVP’s Eric Frantz (analyst) and 1410’s Mark Neal (play-by-play) will call the action LIVE. Pregame starts at 7 p.m.