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With the fall sports season eminent and winter close behind,  the Greater Miami Conference has officially released admission pricing for the fall and winter seasons. Based upon individual school district policies, senior citizen admission pricing will be handled on a school by school basis.

The GMC proudly offers a quality viewing opportunity for some of the best talent in the mid-west. You are cordially invited to join us as our student-athletes and coaches prove why the Greater Miami Conference is considered on of Ohio's best athletic leagues.

Fall Sports

Varsity football            Adult at the gate  $8.00     Student pre-sale  $5.00     Students at the gate  $8.00

JV & Frosh Football      Adult at the gate  $5.00     Students  $3.00

Junior High Football     Adult at the gate  $5.00     Students  $2.00

Varsity Soccer               Adult at the gate  $6.00     Students $4.00

JV & Freshman Soccer    Adult at the gate  $4.00     Students $2.00

Junior High Soccer         Adult at the gate  $5.00     Students  $2.00

Varsity/JV/Freshman Volleyball     Adult at the gate  $6.00     Students  $4.00

Varsity/JV Volleyball                    Adult at the gate  $6.00     Students  $4.00

JV & Freshman Volleyball only      Adult at the gate  $4.00     Students  $3.00 

Freshman/JV Tri or Quad             Adult at the gate  $4.00     Students  $3.00

Junior High Volleyball (all games)  Adult at the gate  $5.00    Students  $2.00

Winter Sports

Varsity Basketball          Adult at the gate  $7.00     Students $5.00

JV Basketball (alone)     Adult at the gate  $6.00     Students  $4.00

Freshman Basketball      Adult at the gate  $3.00     Students  $2.00

Junior High Basketball    Adult at the gate  $5.00     Students  $2.00   (one or two games)

Varsity Wrestling                              Adult at the gate  $6.00     Students  $4.00

JV & Freshman Wrestling (alone)       Adult at the gate  $4.00     Students  $3.00

Junior High Wrestling                        Adult at the gate  $5.00     Students  $2.00

Good luck and best wishes to all GMC athletes and coaches as they embark on another outstanding athletic year.

With GMC football being considered amongst the best in all of Ohio, it is not a great surprise that a large number of the conference schools are scheduled to compete in this Greater Cincinnati showcase.  With actual "Showdown" games extending beyond this first weekend of the season, fans will be treated to some great matchups throughout the regular season schedules.

To get a complete rundown on the Skyline Crosstown Showdown schedule, as well as some insightful commentary from founder Tom Gamble,  check out the WCPO.COM link provided below for the "rest of the story":

(WCPO.COM Highlights Skyline Crosstown Showdown)

Many thanks to Crosstown Showdown founder Tom Gamble and WCPO.COM's Mike Dyer for making this event a very special experience for fans and students. 

The principals of the Greater Miami Conference announced an historic Student Leadership Summit designed to promote interleague relations, sportsmanship and mutual respect between league members. This impactful student interactive gathering is being sponsored by Mercy Health, who strongly supports the values derived from these positive student growth experiences.

The GMC Student Leadership Summit will take place on Thursday, September 6th at the Mercy Health facility in Norwood.  Ten students will be selected from each high school will attend this leadership experience, which will be facilitated by the renowned  Nick Jackson who has impacted thousands of young people with his interactive, barrier breaking philosophies and activities.  He will be supported throughout the summit by administrative leaders and coaches from every GMC high school.

Kudos to the GMC principals for constructing this student growth experience, special acknowledgement to Nick Jackson for sharing his gift of communication and connection with young people, and a very heartfelt appreciation goes the great folks at Mercy Health for stepping up to assist the GMC leadership in making this event a reality. This shared vision of positive, student centered GMC interaction is a win-win for the students and the conference as a whole. 

Press Release from Oak Hills School District:

Ben Hageman was approved as the new Oak Hills Athletic Director at the July 10 Board of Education meeting.

" After spending the first 19 years of my career in the classroom, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work in athletics at Oak Hills.  This community has been nothing but fantastic to me.  I strive to continue to build upon the academic and athletic opportunities that are available and provide the best possible experiences to our students," Hageman shared.

Hageman is entering his 20th year with the Oak Hills Local School District. During his time at Oak Hills, he coached football and basketball, in addition to track and field. Most recently he served as Co-Head Coach of both the girls and the boys track programs. He was named GMC Coach of the Year in 2004. During his head coaching tenure, Highlanders athletes broke 25 school track records. 

Along with his wife Shellie, he founded the OHYA Track and Field program in the Oak Hills district that provides opportunities for athletes to compete in grades K-6.  

Professionally, Hageman was a Co-Department Chair in the English department where he taught AP Seminar and Journalism, in addition to working with the school's newspaper, The Tartan.

He is a master teacher in the state of Ohio and has his Lead Teacher Endorsement from the University of Cincinnati. In addition to his Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, he also holds a Master's degree in Educational Foundations.  

Prior to teaching, Hageman worked in a Public Affairs Office in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Saratoga.

He currently lives in the Oak Hills School District with his wife and their three daughters, Julia (13), Annabelle (11) and Josie Bea (5).