Huber: Catching up on a few things as start of school approaches

Jarron, WC players in Friars Club

Jarron Cumberland and several athletes with Wilmington College connections participated in the Friars Club Summer League.

Cumberland had 28 points in Worldwide Athletics close loss on Sunday. He did not play on Saturday and Sunday’s game is believed to be the first of the season for Cumberland, based on information sent to the News Journal from the Friars Club.

Also on the Worldwide Athletics squad was Zach McCorkle, who played at Wilmington College as recently as 2016; Payton Smith, who just completed his freshman season at WC; and Christian Jones, who wrapped up his junior year at WC.

On Sunday, Cumberland had 28 points, seven rebounds and three steals while McCorkle finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Smith had three points and five assists, and Jones scored six points.

On Saturday, Smith tallied 20 points, nine assists and three steals. McCorkle had 18 points and nine rebounds.

The Friars Club Summer League tournament, to be held at 4300 Vine St., Cincinnati, will begin this Saturday with the Worldwide Athletics squad facing No. 1 seed Slats at 2:30 p.m. Admission is $3.

Majestic, Snow Hill highly ranked

From the ICYMI Department, which doesn’t really exist in case you missed it, there are two golf courses in Clinton County ranked in the top 25 among courses in Ohio for 2016.

According to user ratings at, Majestic Springs Golf Club and Snow Hill Country Club were deemed among the best — public or private — layouts in the state.

A course’s score is based on its overall rating and subcategory average. Based on reviews of the course submitted to, the courses receives a score based on the reviews, which are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor and the course receives a bump in ratings if their score is better than that reviewer’s average score.

The subcategories included course layout, course condition, value and off-course amenities.

Majestic Springs was ranked No. 9 in the state while Snow Hill was rated at No. 13.

The Red Hawk Run Golf Course in Findlay was ranked No. 1 in the state.

Bonz’s moment of silence

A moment of silence was held during softball action this past Thursday at Armco Park in Lebanon in honor of Steve Larrick.

Larrick, a member of the 2003 class of the Clinton County Sports Hall of Fame, passed away Wednesday. Larrick was a long-time softball player, coach and commissioner in Southwest Ohio.

Tolliver down under

R.J. Tolliver, who graduated from Wilmington High School this spring, was runnerup in his weight class at the 29th annual Down Under Sports Tournament in Queensland, Australia.

Tolliver was a member of Team Ohio.

Rice is nice in Florida

Brody Rice, who just completed his eighth grade year in the Blanchester Local Schools District, was named to the all-tournament in the Perfect Game 14u Super 25 Nationals tournament in Fort Myers, Fla.

Rice was a member of Team Beast Black, a squad made up mostly of players from New York. Rice hit .308 and was 1-0 as a pitcher.

Non sports note of the day

In the April 25, 1894 Wilmington newspaper, at the time the Wilmington Weekly Journal, an interesting note found its way to Page 1. Bumpus is dead the headline read. The legendary town drunk DOG. He was in the Midland Hotel bar drinking when the placed closed at 1 o’clock. He was allowed to sleep off his drunk but 4-5 hours later was found dead.

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email or on Twitter @wnjsports