The members of the Southwest District Athletic Board would like to announce that Mr. Rob Kiser and Mr. Mark Slaughter are the Southwest’s 2014 recipients of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Media Award. This award was initiated by the State office a number of years ago to honor distinguished members of the media. Each athletic District (six in the state) is asked to honor two individuals on an annual basis. Honorees are to have given many years of service in covering high school athletics. The members of the Southwest District Athletic Board take great pride in honoring these two gentlemen. They represent the finest in their profession, and they do wonders for the athletes across our area of the state.  Congratulations!


Mr. Rob Kiser shown with Board Treasurer, Bob Huelsman.
Board Secretary Dale Creamer at left; Board Member Doug Foote at right.

Mr. Mark Slaughter shown with Board President, Tim Cook



The members of the Southwest District Athletic Board created this award in 2013 to honor those individuals who give much to local school athletic programs.  Nominations are taken during the month of December.  School personnel can nominate and the board then selects the recipients from the nominations.  Criteria is that the nominee has given a minimum of twenty-five (25) years of service to a school.



Left to right:  Joe Scherrer, Lowell Petry, Frank Long, Dave Hawkins, Paul Harper, Gerald Gunning, Harold Grice, Larry Fuller, Bill Booker, John Birkhimer
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Since the inception of this award, the following individuals have been honored as Media Service Recipients by the members of the Southwest District Athletic Board:

1997-98:        Ted Landis, Brookville Star; Warren Johnson, WPFB Radio, Middletown
1998-99:        Dave Long, Dayton Daily News; Duane Bachman, WPTW Radio, Piqua
1999-2000:    Don McDermott, Greenville Daily; Dave Schutte, Cincinnati Enquirer
2000-2001:    Mike Hartsock, WHIO TV, Dayton; Mark Huber, Wilmington News
2001-2002:    Kert Radel, WMOH Radio, Hamilton; Bill Liermann, WSWO Radio, Wilmington
2002-2003:    Jack Gordan, WPFB Radio, Middletown; Joe Neves, WPTW, Piqua
2003-2004:    Tom Gambel, DSA Sports, Cincinnati; John Popovich, WCPO Radio, Cincinnati
2004-2005:    Omar Williams, WHIO-TV, Retired; Ron Jackson, Dayton Daily News; Guy Fogle, WHIO TV
2005-2006:    Roger Barger, WKFI WSWO Sabina; Tom Groeschen, Cincinnati Enquirer
2006-2007:    Tom Archdeacon, Dayton Daily News; Ken Barhorst, Sidney Daily News
2007-2008:    Sonny Fulks, WPTW,; Jerry Nardiello, Middletown Journal
2008-2009:    Enos Pennington, ; Richard Crawford, The Clermont Suns Newspaper
2009-2010:    Chick Ludwig; Jack Pohl, WDTN-Channel 2 Sports Director.
2010-2011:    Mike Dyer, Cincinnati Enquirer; Ron Nunnari, Englewood Independent
2011-2012:    Scott Ward, WTGR, Greenville; Jack Kramer,
2012-2013:    Dirk Allen; George Vogel
2013-2014:    Mark Slaughter, WCPO-Channel 9; Rob Kiser, Piqua Daily Call.