2014 Football Week 1: Elder at Oak Hills

For the first time since 2008, the Elder Panthers will face neighborhood rival Oak Hills on the gridiron.


All tickets for the game are sold out.


The Prep Sports Radio Network broadcast can be hard on the following AM and FM stations:

  • AM 740 WNOP, Delhi
  • FM 89.5 WNOP-FM, Versailles
  • FM 89.5 WHSS, Hamilton

Internet streams can also be found on:

Radio and Internet broadcast begins at 7:00 PM.

Streaming Video:

EHSports.com Media Center

Mobile Stream:

The game will also be streamed via Elder’s mobile apps for iOS and Android.


  • Stadium gates at Oak Hills will open at 5:30 PM.
  • The main parking lot at Oak Hills will open at 4:30 PM.  Free parking is available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Parking will also be available at JF Dulles Elementary School (6481 Bridgetown Rd).  A free shuttle to and from Oak Hills will be offered.  The shuttle will operate from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
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2014 Football Week 1 Ticket Information

Several important reminders this week regarding season tickets, season general admission packages, and tickets to Oak Hills vs. Elder.

  1. Reserved seat season ticket orders can be picked up at Elder 8/25 to 8/28 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and on 8/26 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
  2. General admission ticket packages can be purchased at Elder 8/25 to 8/28 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and on 8/26 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
  3. Tickets for Elder’s season opening football game at Oak Hills on Friday, 8/29 can be purchased at Elder on Tuesday, 8/26 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  All pre-sale tickets for this game are $8.
UPDATE: Tickets for Elder vs. Oak Hills are sold out!
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2014 Football General Admission Packages

General admission packages which include a ticket to all seven of Elder’s home football games will be available again for the 2014 football season.

Packages are $50 for adults, $30 for students and $25 for grade school students.

Tickets can be purchased Monday, August 25 through Friday, August 29 or Tuesday, August 26 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Tickets also available during Elder lunch periods until 9/5/2014.

More information:  2014 GAP Tickets

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Tony Gray introduced as new head varsity soccer coach

Tony Gray

From Elder High School:

Elder High School athletic director Dave Dabbelt has announced that Tony Gray will succeed Dave Ruehl as the new head varsity soccer coach at the school beginning this season.  Gray will become the seventh head coach in the history of Elder soccer.

“Tony brings a lot of enthusiasm and coaching skills that are going to help our program grow,” reports Dabbelt.

Gray has been the head junior varsity and assistant varsity coach at Elder since 2012.  He served in the same capacity under Ruehl at St. Ursula Academy in 2010-2011, and also coached at McAuley in 2008-2009.  He brings a total of eight years of high school and club coaching experience to Elder, and attributes much of his success to Ruehl, “Dave’s been my mentor for the past few years.  I’ve learned so much from him as a person and a coach, and I’m thankful for his confidence and support as we continue to build upon the program.  I consider it a privilege to have this opportunity to lead this part of an outstanding community here at Elder.”

Ruehl said, “We’ve assembled a team of coaches fully prepared to take the Elder soccer program to the next level. I have the utmost confidence in this group and the strength of the program, which makes this an ideal time to turn things over to a new generation.”

On his decision to resign, Ruehl states, “While I still have great passion for the sport, I knew there would come a point in time where the high school game and the needs of its players would outpace my enthusiasm to serve them.  I never quite knew when the time would come, but I always trusted that I would know when to step aside for the good of the program.” Ruehl, who stepped down as head coach late last week, compiled a 26-10-1 record over the last two seasons, finishing second in the GCL in 2012 and tied for first in 2013. He previously coached at Elder from 1996-2005, leading the Panthers to a 79-68-31 record and one GCL title during that span.

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2014 Elder Football Season Tickets

Elder will host 7 home games in The Pit in 2014

Now is the time to be sure you don’t miss any of the excitement this season in The Pit.  In 2014, the Panthers will play an unprecedented seven home games in historic Elder stadium.

Elder’s home schedule includes Greater Catholic League South rivals St. Xavier (10/3) and LaSalle (10/31), defending GMC co-champion Lakota West (9/5), Ohio powers Lakewood St. Edward (9/20) and Winton Woods (10/17) and two out-of-state schools McDonogh School from Owings Mills, MD (9/12) and Rosa Fort High School from Tunica, Mississippi (9/26).  See the full 2014 Elder Panthers football schedule.

The best way to be sure you don’t miss any of these exciting games is by ordering reserved seat season tickets for the 2014 season.

2014 Elder Football Season Ticket Order Form

UPDATE: General Admission Packages also available for purchase.

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Ohio Dominican QB Mark Miller ’10 Nominated for 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Ohio Dominican QB Mark Miller '10 (right) talks with Elder team physician Dr. Matthew Busam '93 during Elder's playoff win over Northmont on 11/09/2013.

Ohio Dominican QB Mark Miller ’10 has been nominated for the 2014 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

For 23 years the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has served as one of the most coveted and prestigious off-the-field honors in college football. The award recognizes players whose charitable involvement and community service contributions stand out among all other student-athletes participating in the sport.

…Since its establishment in 1992, the award has existed to pay tribute to the “good” in college football that extends beyond the wins and the losses. While balancing academics and athletics, this select group of student-athletes nominated by their respective colleges and universities has committed their limited free time to having a lasting impact on their communities.

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Two Elder Baseball Players Named to All Ohio All Academic Team

Congratulations to IF Brian Guck ’14 and P Kyle Koppenhoefer ’14 who were named to the 2014 All Ohio All Academic Team by the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association.

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Elder Sending 5 Panthers to State Track and Field Meet

Congratulations to the five Elder Track and Field athletes who qualified for the State Meet. They are Pole Vaulter Joe Ratterman and the 4×400 Meter Relay team of Brady Kraemer, Nick Pangallo, T.J. Ruwan, and Andrew Sportsman.

Full regional meet results.

The 4×400 team will be in action on Friday, 6/6 at 7:25PM running in Lane 1 of Heat 2.

Joe Ratterman will compete in pole vault on Saturday, 6/7 at noon.

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Joe Ratterman ’14 wins Regional Pole Vault Title

Elder High School's Joe Ratterman clears a 15' pole vault during the Division I regional track meet held at Welcome Stadium in Dayton. (Photo: The Enquirer/Gary Landers)

Via The Cincinnati Enquirer:

Elder senior Joe Ratterman, last year’s regional pole vault runner-up and the 11th-place state finisher, cleared 15 feet to win his title.

“Finishing 11th in the state has been more motivation for me than finishing second in the region,” said Ratterman, who won despite dealing with a stress fracture in his left shin that cropped up right at the start of the season.

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Elder Volleyball Players Recognized

The following Elder volleyball players were recognized for their outstanding performance this season on the court and in the classroom.

GCL-South All-Stars:

  • Matthew Nortmann, First Team
  • Sean Conway, Second Team
  • Nathan Herdeman, Second Team

South Region Division 1 All-Stars:

  • Matthew Nortmann, First Team
  • Nathan Herdeman, Second Team

State All-Stars:

  • Matthew Nortmann, First Team
  • Nathan Herdeman, Honorable Mention

OBSVCA Scholar Athletes:

  • Kyle Ackerman
  • Johathan Boiman
  • Josh Byrne
  • Michael Caldwell
  • Sean Conway
  • Michael Griswold
  • Nathan Herdeman
  • Zach Korte
  • Tim Kramer
  • Ben Luebbe
  • Will Neiheisel
  • Bradley Newell
  • Matthew Nortmann
  • Matthew Olthaus
  • Nick Schinkal
  • Kevin Siemer
  • Philip Max Wienkamp



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