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As summer concludes, we near closer to the beginning of the new school year and the fall football season by the day. With the new season, comes several headlines surrounding the SOPL. 

Aiken and Taft look to start the season on a high note after both teams had strong seasons and made playoff appearances in 2016. The Senators and Falcons both return a bulk of their student athletes and both squads are very well coached. Aiken starts their season off at Western Hills, who will be playing on brand new turf in what's to be a well attended and exciting conference match up! Taft opens up regular season play on the road against a tough Mt. Healthy Owls team. They'll look to continue dominating on the defensive side of the ball and will follow the lead of senior stand-out, Deshawn Lawerence (WR/DB) who comes into his final year of eligibility ready to leave it all on the field. 

Another notable contest on the SOPL schedule includes Hughes High School as they'll play in Ohio's very first Varsity game of the year on August 23! Hughes comes off a tough season but will look to rebound against Deer Park in what's to be an exciting kick off to High School sports in 2017. 

Other teams like Shroder, Woodward, Western Hills and Gamble will have goals to continue building on past seasons and will take their best shot at the SOPL giants. You can check for weekly updates, statistics and stories for the SOPL. 

Cincinnati Public Schools will be hosting a FREE softball camp for incoming 7th, 8th and 9th grade students to focus on the basic fundamentals of the game. This camp will be held in 6 sessions (Tuesdays and Thursdays) over a 3 week period starting on July 18. All sessions will be held at Withrow High School from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 

All CPS students will be able to participate free of charge and non-CPS students will be charged $30 for the camp. If you are looking for an opportunity to have fun while learning important fundamental skills that are necessary to compete at the high school level, this is the camp for you! Click here to register! 

Good luck to runners from Hughes and Taft that will be competing at the OHSAA State Championship Meet! 


Tyre'Asia Brown, Tamia Perkins, Aleshia Walker, Dariah Williams - Girl's 4x100 Relay


Ormani Zanders - Boy's 110 M Hurdles 

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