GMC 20-21 Basketball

who will be GMC 20-21 Champs

  • Lakota East (25-2)

    Votes: 11 45.8%
  • Oak Hills (15-8)

    Votes: 3 12.5%
  • Hamilton (18-7)

    Votes: 7 29.2%
  • Mason (13-8)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Princeton (17-8)

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • Lakota West (14-12)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fairfield (7-16)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Sycamore (8-16)

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Middletown (7-16)

    Votes: 1 4.2%
  • Colerain (1-22)

    Votes: 1 4.2%

  • Total voters
    24
  • Poll closed .

CometCountry

Well-known member
I would be shocked if that's true. The people at Hamilton wouldn't look to kindly to that.
Don't be surprised if it's tied to the "transfer situation" that the Hamilton Principal and Asst. Principal were told to resign effective at the end of this school year a few weeks ago--the more you know---makes no sense to leave HHS for Badin--and I'm a Badin grad!
 

cincyhoops

Well-known member
Don't be surprised if it's tied to the "transfer situation" that the Hamilton Principal and Asst. Principal were told to resign effective at the end of this school year a few weeks ago--the more you know---makes no sense to leave HHS for Badin--and I'm a Badin grad!
Maybe... but Hamilton acted pretty quickly getting rid of AD and Principal. If they were going to get rid of head coach they probably would have done it by now.
 

SMARTY22

Well-known member
I would be shocked if that's true. The people at Hamilton wouldn't look to kindly to that.
I hear Higgins is upset with the Hamiilton folks from the “transfer” issue during the season and having to work from home. Told this kind of fell to him in a Seniority-Department thing from hybrid learning being available. Im told Higgins really doesn’t care much for Teaching from Home.
 

GCPRO

Well-known member
Hamilton basketball has been subpar since coach Allen retired. Hiring tim Robinson was a total disaster. They have been playing catch up ever since. IMO Kevin Higgins was a good hire and could permanently turn the corner for the program but it appears he was caught up in something above his pay grade. Don’t really know. I watched many games this past year and you could tell they had some discipline issues at the end of the season. Still 13-15 wins is a humongous upgrade to what they were ten years ago.
If he has interest in the Badin job the Rams would benefit greatly if he was given the job. His style would work perfectly at a parochial school.
 

TruthnSports

New member
I can no longer standby and witness the cheating at Sycamore High School. The program is being destroyed by the "one parent" who has been referenced. His name is Gregg Darbyshire. It is a fact the the Southerland family has never lived in the Sycamore School District. Mr. Darbyshire, Tim Southerland and Mark Hardin lied and said they lived in a house in front of the Darbyshire's. Funny how the Southerland boys had to drive to the Darbyshire house for a team building meal. Our program has been held hostage by Mr. Darbyshire for years. He is there only to promote his sons and demote any player that is better. Our sons are totally demoralized and most do not want to return. The hiring of a new coach was a light of hope that maybe something is changing. Alas, nothing will change. Coach Austing spoke about changing the culture and that the boys will earn their way regardless of their last name. Sounds good but now after the public relations campaign. We now see that this coach is in Darbyshire's pocket just like the others. Gregg is bragging that he hand picked Coach Austing. I am receiving emails about the Aves/ProCamps Camp. I see the Midwest Basketball Club sponsored by Sycamore High School. Now I hear that Austing is coaching in Darbyshire's AAU program.

OHSAA, the news media, or some authoritative body needs to investigate Sycamore High School and put a stop to this cheating. What they are doing is no different that what happened in Hamilton. Perhaps the clout of our community covers our sins.
 

Kurt Rambis

Active member
I can no longer standby and witness the cheating at Sycamore High School. The program is being destroyed by the "one parent" who has been referenced. His name is Gregg Darbyshire. It is a fact the the Southerland family has never lived in the Sycamore School District. Mr. Darbyshire, Tim Southerland and Mark Hardin lied and said they lived in a house in front of the Darbyshire's. Funny how the Southerland boys had to drive to the Darbyshire house for a team building meal. Our program has been held hostage by Mr. Darbyshire for years. He is there only to promote his sons and demote any player that is better. Our sons are totally demoralized and most do not want to return. The hiring of a new coach was a light of hope that maybe something is changing. Alas, nothing will change. Coach Austing spoke about changing the culture and that the boys will earn their way regardless of their last name. Sounds good but now after the public relations campaign. We now see that this coach is in Darbyshire's pocket just like the others. Gregg is bragging that he hand picked Coach Austing. I am receiving emails about the Aves/ProCamps Camp. I see the Midwest Basketball Club sponsored by Sycamore High School. Now I hear that Austing is coaching in Darbyshire's AAU program.

OHSAA, the news media, or some authoritative body needs to investigate Sycamore High School and put a stop to this cheating. What they are doing is no different that what happened in Hamilton. Perhaps the clout of our community covers our sins.
:oops::oops:
 
I can no longer standby and witness the cheating at Sycamore High School. The program is being destroyed by the "one parent" who has been referenced. His name is Gregg Darbyshire. It is a fact the the Southerland family has never lived in the Sycamore School District. Mr. Darbyshire, Tim Southerland and Mark Hardin lied and said they lived in a house in front of the Darbyshire's. Funny how the Southerland boys had to drive to the Darbyshire house for a team building meal. Our program has been held hostage by Mr. Darbyshire for years. He is there only to promote his sons and demote any player that is better. Our sons are totally demoralized and most do not want to return. The hiring of a new coach was a light of hope that maybe something is changing. Alas, nothing will change. Coach Austing spoke about changing the culture and that the boys will earn their way regardless of their last name. Sounds good but now after the public relations campaign. We now see that this coach is in Darbyshire's pocket just like the others. Gregg is bragging that he hand picked Coach Austing. I am receiving emails about the Aves/ProCamps Camp. I see the Midwest Basketball Club sponsored by Sycamore High School. Now I hear that Austing is coaching in Darbyshire's AAU program.

OHSAA, the news media, or some authoritative body needs to investigate Sycamore High School and put a stop to this cheating. What they are doing is no different that what happened in Hamilton. Perhaps the clout of our community covers our sins.
Wow! I did question the Darbyshire's playing varsity in 2020 and the younger one this year but I just thought they have been playing the last couple of years because they didn't have talent. Didn't know there was a puppet master at work. I did hear that the kid that transferred back in from St. X was a play made by Darbyshire but because that kid was originally a Sycamore kid and he lives in the district no harm no foul. So you're saying the Southerland family lives in a house in front of the Darbyshires??? What did they build it in front??? How does that work??
Makes sense that Ovington "left" he probably got tired of the puppeteering and if what you say is true and that Darbyshire orchestrated the Austing move. That is just awful!
 

tune89

Active member
Wow Truthnsports! I believe you and agree Sycamore basketball is Daddy $$$$$$$$$$, but all the info u have makes me think your kid played on the team and had his playing time reduced due to who was really running the program. The allegations you make seem to be easily investigated by the AD and OHSAA if you make a complaint. If the Southerlands are still living in their house outside of sycamore then definitely no different than Hamilton and heads should roll.
 

HardCorps

Well-known member
Southerland might be the best player in the GMC, at least. For other guys. I dont know. Dont they have a 7 foot soph to be?
Best returning player? I did not see his n as me on the Honorable Mention All State. I hope Austing has something to work with.
 

LouHoltz

Active member
Wow! I did question the Darbyshire's playing varsity in 2020 and the younger one this year but I just thought they have been playing the last couple of years because they didn't have talent. Didn't know there was a puppet master at work. I did hear that the kid that transferred back in from St. X was a play made by Darbyshire but because that kid was originally a Sycamore kid and he lives in the district no harm no foul. So you're saying the Southerland family lives in a house in front of the Darbyshires??? What did they build it in front??? How does that work??
Makes sense that Ovington "left" he probably got tired of the puppeteering and if what you say is true and that Darbyshire orchestrated the Austing move. That is just awful!
I can no longer standby and witness the cheating at Sycamore High School. The program is being destroyed by the "one parent" who has been referenced. His name is Gregg Darbyshire. It is a fact the the Southerland family has never lived in the Sycamore School District. Mr. Darbyshire, Tim Southerland and Mark Hardin lied and said they lived in a house in front of the Darbyshire's. Funny how the Southerland boys had to drive to the Darbyshire house for a team building meal. Our program has been held hostage by Mr. Darbyshire for years. He is there only to promote his sons and demote any player that is better. Our sons are totally demoralized and most do not want to return. The hiring of a new coach was a light of hope that maybe something is changing. Alas, nothing will change. Coach Austing spoke about changing the culture and that the boys will earn their way regardless of their last name. Sounds good but now after the public relations campaign. We now see that this coach is in Darbyshire's pocket just like the others. Gregg is bragging that he hand picked Coach Austing. I am receiving emails about the Aves/ProCamps Camp. I see the Midwest Basketball Club sponsored by Sycamore High School. Now I hear that Austing is coaching in Darbyshire's AAU program.

OHSAA, the news media, or some authoritative body needs to investigate Sycamore High School and put a stop to this cheating. What they are doing is no different that what happened in Hamilton. Perhaps the clout of our community covers our sins.
Yikes!!!
 

Pippen Ain't Easy

New member
I can no longer standby and witness the cheating at Sycamore High School. The program is being destroyed by the "one parent" who has been referenced. His name is Gregg Darbyshire. It is a fact the the Southerland family has never lived in the Sycamore School District. Mr. Darbyshire, Tim Southerland and Mark Hardin lied and said they lived in a house in front of the Darbyshire's. Funny how the Southerland boys had to drive to the Darbyshire house for a team building meal. Our program has been held hostage by Mr. Darbyshire for years. He is there only to promote his sons and demote any player that is better. Our sons are totally demoralized and most do not want to return. The hiring of a new coach was a light of hope that maybe something is changing. Alas, nothing will change. Coach Austing spoke about changing the culture and that the boys will earn their way regardless of their last name. Sounds good but now after the public relations campaign. We now see that this coach is in Darbyshire's pocket just like the others. Gregg is bragging that he hand picked Coach Austing. I am receiving emails about the Aves/ProCamps Camp. I see the Midwest Basketball Club sponsored by Sycamore High School. Now I hear that Austing is coaching in Darbyshire's AAU program.

OHSAA, the news media, or some authoritative body needs to investigate Sycamore High School and put a stop to this cheating. What they are doing is no different that what happened in Hamilton. Perhaps the clout of our community covers our sins.
Wasn't he given some bs role/title as "Director of Basketball Operations" a couple of years ago? No wonder why Ovington got out. What's going on there may benefit them in the short term, but will have long term effects on that program. Wouldn't imagine Austing will stick around for the rebuild that is going to need to take place after all this.
 

Kurt Rambis

Active member
Sad and pathetic for Sycamore if even an ounce of this is accurate!
Sounds a lot like Dublin Jerome in another thread.

It's a shame that parents THINK they should have any clout. Whether a provate school where they pay tuition or a public school where they pay taxes. If you THINK you need to do shady stuff to get your kid things, that should be a primary signal that your kid is NOT that good. I mentioned this "dad's" name to a pretty connected guy in the city last week, and his response made me think that most of this post about sycamore is pretty accurate.

In the last 15 years, Sycamore has finished BETTER than 6th place only ONE time. And that was a weak GMC year where 4 teams tied for 1st. Over those 15 years they had at least 3 coaches, maybe more. Sycamore certainly wont be better because of "daddy ball!" Maybe they will because of the new coach and great talent. But I don't think people realize what a gauntlet the GMC is. NO EASY GAMES; except maybe when it's YOUR TEAM!

When parents make decisions and have clout, the coach loses the ability to do what he / she needs to do to coach the team. Can you push them as hard? Can you let the bench "wake them up?" or will you get a phone call? Can you demand "defense or you don't play?"

It's just sad. And the funny part is, as I've been a "lesser" parent in the past and watched someone try to hijack a team... every other parent knows these individuals are clowns and fools and jerks. And no one sits near them at games. No one wants to be a part, but no one also wants to "call them out" and fear their kid "being on the outside" now.

Disappointing an AD like Sycamore's allows this. Frankly I think Ovington was pretty solid with what he had in the GMC the last few years. No one is safe!

They got a really good coach now. We'll see if it makes Sycamore any better
 
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