Besecker guides Bradford girls to perfect season, CCC title


The Bradford eighth grade girls basketball team finished the season 19-0 and won the CCC championship game 18-16 over Bethel. From the left are coach Chris Besecker, Skipp Miller, Cassi Mead, Maggie Manuel, Abby Gade, Buzz Brewer, Kendal Hill, Emma Canan, assistant coach Athena Beachler and assistant coach Jeff Wirrig.


The Bradford seventh grade girls basketball team was 16-3 and lost in the CCC championship game to Arcanum. In front are(left to right) Abby Fike, Zoe Brewer, Rylee Canan, Alexis Barhorst and Ramsee Smith. In back are coach Jeff Wirrig, Ally Wackler, Macy Cassel, Karissa Weldy, Maddie Simons, Austy Miller and coach Athena Beachler.


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PITSBURG — Chris Besecker completed his 32nd year of coaching by guiding the Bradford eighth grade girls basketball team to a perfect season.

The Lady Railroaders, 19-0, finished off a perfect season with an exciting 18-16 win over Bethel in the CCC championship game Saturday at Franklin Monroe High School.

Skipp Miller led Bradford with eight points.

Emma Canan scored six, Abby Gade netted three and Cassi Mead added one.

Maggie Manuel, Buzz Brewer and Kendal Hill were also on the team.

Jeff Wirrig and Athena Beachler were the assistant coaches.

The Bradford seventh grade finished 16-3, losing in the CCC championship game to Arcanum 40-22.

Austy Miller scored 14 points in the game, while Rylee Canan and Macy Cassel scored four points each.

Also on the team were Ally Wackler, Karissa Weldy, Maddie Simons, Abby Fike, Zoe Brewer, Alexis Barhorst and Ramsee Smith.

The team was coached by Jeff Wirrig and Athena Beachler.

Lehman to

host wrestling

Lehman Catholic will host D-III sectional wrestling Feb. 24 and 25.

Wrestling starts at 5 p.m. on Feb. 24, with two championship rounds and one consolation round.

Wrestling will resume at 10 a.m. Saturday with the second round of consolations.

Finals are scheduled for 5 p.m.

Teams competing include Arcanum, Bethel, Brookville, Covington, Dixie, Lehman Catholic, Mechanicsburg, Miami East, Milton Union, National Trail, Northeastern, Northridge, Northwestern, Riverside, Stivers, Triad, Tri-County North, Troy Christian, Versailles and West Liberty Salem.

Admission will be $6 for the first two rounds and $7 for the finals. An all-season pases are available for $15.

Doors will open one hour before each round.

PYBSA to

hold signups

The Piqua Youth Baseball and Softball Association will be holding signups again this Sunday at the Miami Valley Centre.

Signups will be from 1-4:30 p.m. and will be held near the JC Penney store front.

The Bradford eighth grade girls basketball team finished the season 19-0 and won the CCC championship game 18-16 over Bethel. From the left are coach Chris Besecker, Skipp Miller, Cassi Mead, Maggie Manuel, Abby Gade, Buzz Brewer, Kendal Hill, Emma Canan, assistant coach Athena Beachler and assistant coach Jeff Wirrig.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_bradfordjh-1.jpgThe Bradford eighth grade girls basketball team finished the season 19-0 and won the CCC championship game 18-16 over Bethel. From the left are coach Chris Besecker, Skipp Miller, Cassi Mead, Maggie Manuel, Abby Gade, Buzz Brewer, Kendal Hill, Emma Canan, assistant coach Athena Beachler and assistant coach Jeff Wirrig.

The Bradford seventh grade girls basketball team was 16-3 and lost in the CCC championship game to Arcanum. In front are(left to right) Abby Fike, Zoe Brewer, Rylee Canan, Alexis Barhorst and Ramsee Smith. In back are coach Jeff Wirrig, Ally Wackler, Macy Cassel, Karissa Weldy, Maddie Simons, Austy Miller and coach Athena Beachler.
http://dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/web1_7th.jpgThe Bradford seventh grade girls basketball team was 16-3 and lost in the CCC championship game to Arcanum. In front are(left to right) Abby Fike, Zoe Brewer, Rylee Canan, Alexis Barhorst and Ramsee Smith. In back are coach Jeff Wirrig, Ally Wackler, Macy Cassel, Karissa Weldy, Maddie Simons, Austy Miller and coach Athena Beachler.
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