COLUMN: Patterson, Floyd, Dungan, Rollins, Rasheed and Bryan

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Lindsay Patterson, a 2006 graduate of East Clinton High School and a 2010 graduate of Wilmington College, continues her ascent up the sports media ladder.

As she has all season long, Patterson will be the sideline reporter for the FC Cincinnati professional soccer match against the New York Red Bulls Tuesday night at the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium. You can watch the game on television (Star 64) and on-line by going to the US Soccer website at

The match is a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinal match. It will be a sell-out and puts the upstart United States League FC Cincinnati squad against the powerful NY squad of the Major League Soccer.

The winner will meet Sporting Kansas City for the Open Cup championship.

FC Cincinnati has been called the biggest story in American soccer today. The USL is considered a second division — or minor league — team compared to MSL.

And Patterson has been right in the middle of it the entire way.

Once the soccer season ends, Patterson will assume her role on the “Beyond the Stripes” show held each Tuesday night during the Cincinnati Bengals regular season. The show emanates live at the Moerlein Lager House in downtown Cincinnati. It will be Patterson’s fifth year as part of the show.

EC grad Floyd

fishing way to top

Cole Floyd, another ECHS graduate, finished second with partner Carter McNeal this weekend at the Bassmasters National College Championship held in Bemidji, Minn.

The three-day event concluded Saturday. Floyd and McNeal totaled 45 pounds, 4 ounces of largemouth bass during the event.

With the finish at the BNCC, Floyd, a junior at Bethel University in Tennessee, earned a spot in the Bassmasters College Classic which began Monday at Serpent Lake in Crosby, Minn. He and three Bethel University teammates are among eight competitors in the three-day, head-to-head, single-elimination tournament.

Floyd started the event with a win over Tyler Firebaugh of Chico State, 16 pounds, 1 ounce to 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Floyd’s total was the best among the eight anglers.

Floyd will face Jake Lee of Bryan College in the second round which is scheduled for Tuesday.

WHS junior Dungan

among best triathletes

Wilmington High School junior Ricky Dungan finished seventh in his age group this past weekend at the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championship event in Omaha, Neb.

Dungan’s total time was 2:10.38. He was eighth in the 1.5 kilometer swimming portion, going 20:22.97, 99th in the 40-kilometer biking portion with a time of 1:02.36 and 460th in the 10-kilometer running part in 44:02.81.

According to the Team USA website, the top-six finishers in each age group and gender earned the opportunity to represent Team USA next year in the draft-legal ITU Age Group Triathlon Sprint World Championships, which will be held in Gold Coast, Australia.

Dungan was 14th in the boys 500-yard freestyle swim event at last season’s OHSAA Division II State Swimming & Diving Championship meet at CT Brannin Natatorium at McKinley High School in Canton.

Rollins early showing

talk of Packers camp

WHS grad Quentin Rollins was deemed one of the early training camp standouts for the Green Bay Packers defense.

Rollins was listed as the top cornerback on the first depth chart released by the Packers. To be honest, a team generated depth chart at the beginning of training camp has little meaning other than … 1, reward any player who is off to a solid start but guaranteed nothing beyond that; or 2, reward a veteran for years of service. In this case, Rollins earned the top spot based on his play at camp.

Even though there is a long way to go before starters and such are determined, Green Bay defensive backs coach Joe Whitt said Rollins had “outplayed everybody” through the first week or so of camp.

After a strong rookie season in 2015, the former Hurricane multi-sport standout struggled in 2016 largely due to a groin injury. He had the groin repaired through surgery following the 2016 season.

College’s Rasheed

part of Bengals game day

Jayson Ameer Rasheed, the director of athletic communications at Wilmington College, will be part of the Cincinnati Bengals media relations crew on game days this season.

Rasheed is a 2000 graduate of Wilmington College.

ECC top golfer

has county connection

Megan Bryan was named the East Coast Conference girls golf player of the week on Aug. 14 for her performance the previous week.

Bryan, a freshman at Anderson High School, is the daughter of Wilmington High School graduate (Class of 1991) Mark Bryan.

Megan was medalist with a 44 in Anderson’s win over Harrison. She also shot an 88 and finished sixth overall in the ECC Preview at Walden Ponds.

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