The Flyover 9/14: Football players visit Illinois, Oduyoye commits to Mizzou, and more

David Wertheim, Business Manager

BonnerArcherand Goodyear visit Illinois

For the second time in two weeks, SHS running back Ra’Von Bonner made a trip to Champaign to watch Illinois. This time, he brought along two teammates- 2018 lineman Tate Goodyear and 2017 defensive back Brenden Archer.

Because Archer has no offers, and Goodyear’s recruiting is just starting to begin, Bonner was certainly the focus of the Illini coaching staff this weekend.

Bonner, who was offered by Illinois on Aug. 6, has already made two trips to Illinois this season. As for the difference between the two trips, he told Jeremy Werner of Scout.com ($) that, “The first visit was amazing, but the atmosphere was really the difference yesterday though.”

If I had a Crystal Ball, I would certainly cast it in favor of Illinois for Bonner at this point. There is still a lot of time left until Signing Day, though. Anything can happen in the crazy world of recruiting.


Oduyoye commits to Missouri

Despite only being a sophomore, 2019 SHS soccer defender Megan Oduyoye committed to Missouri on Sep. 10.

Oduyoye- who also plays for C.U.P.- had her accomplishments mentioned here in an article by Cincinnati.com. Expect big things from Oduyoye the next two and a half years as she finishes her SHS career.


Muehlenkamp officially named varsity baseball coach

After the retirement of longtime coach Chris Shrimpton, SHS officially announced the hiring of former Reading baseball coach Mr. Pete Muehlenkamp.

 

Muehlenkamp is a SHS alum, graduating in 1987. He was a part of the last SHS team that won the league title, also in 1987. In an interview with WCPO.com, Muehlenkamp said, “It’s always great to go back to your alma mater and go back home. It’s a real honor. I’m very lucky.

In 14 seasons as Reading’s head coach, plus a few years with Hughes, Muehlenkamp was 291-145. He led Reading to the Divison IV state semifinals in 2009.