Thursday, 30 May 2019 17:25

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 5.30.19

On the Thursday edition of the Sam and Brad Show:

Matt Futch, head coach of the Buchtel Grffins spoke about freshman phenom Chris Livingston playing for the U16 USA National Team in Brazil coming up. (18.9 seconds) 

Jimmy Hanlin of FSO spoke about the Memorial down in Dublin Ohio this weekend (11:12) 

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 17:55

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 2.19.19

Sam and Brad on the Tuesday edition of the podcast:

Spoke with Buchtel coach Matt Futch (19 seconds) and Hoban coach TK Griffith (9:20) on their matchup tonight 

They also spoke with reporter Anthony Castrovince.(19:52) to talk Manny Machado signing with the Padres and the Indians as they continue Spring Training. 


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Our G&G Fitness Equipment Coach of the Week for this week is Buchtel boys' basketball coach Matt Futch. 

Futch, a 2002 Buchtel graduate says it's been an exciting challenge for him coaching this young and talented team.

"We've been preparing all year long, and they're looking more prepared on the big stage," he said.


Stay tuned for next Friday's Coach of the Week on the Sam and Brad Show! 

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Friday, 25 January 2019 17:56

Sam and Brad Show Podcast 1.25.19

On the Sam and Brad Show Friday Podcast, the guys spoke with comedian Rob Schneider (21 seconds in)  and Buchtel Head Coach Matt Futch who was this week's G&G Fitness Coach of the Week (13:57).


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This week our 1590 WAKR Female Student Athlete of the Week is Imani Jackson, a senior basketball player from Buchtel High School.

Jackson says the team dynamics are strong, an aspect of playing at Buchtel she enjoys.
“We have fun when we're at practice," Jackson explains. "The girls are fun, we're laughing throughout practice, even though we're out of breath," she said with a laugh.
Her head coach Brian Neugebauer says Imani is an integral part of the team for the Lady Griffs.
“She is a leader that has become vocal and assertive over time,” he said. 

“She has a high work ethic and through that work has improved all aspects of her game.”
Neugebauer says that leadership and and overall drive to excel carries over
away from the court. 

“Imani is in the Nursing Program at Buchtel CLC, maintains an accumulative GPA of 3.8, scored a 24 on her ACT & is an overall outstanding individual.”

Our next Male Student Athlete of the Week is Addison Singletary, a junior basketball player from Buchtel.
He transferred from Kenmore-Garfield High School after spending two years there, and his new teammates at Buchtel embraced him from the start before the season even began.
“They were very welcoming and it's been a great experience," he said. 
His coach, Matt Futch, a 2002 Buchtel graduate said Singletarty is a great young man on and off the court.
“He is a tremendous kid who has an unbelievable work ethic in the classroom and on the court,” Futch explains.

“He is a very coachable young man and a joy to be around. “
 "Addy" holds a 3.5 GPA currently and says one of the highlights from his time at Buchtel was helping with the youth clinic earlier in the year.
We wish Imani and Addison the best in all of their future endeavors.
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Thursday, 30 August 2018 21:21

Buchtel Preparing For McKinley

Buchtel head football coach Ricky Powers spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell about their matchup with Canton McKinley in Week 2. 

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 12:39

Police: Student, Teacher Denied Affair

Multiple authorities were contacted about an alleged student-teacher relationship, that had been ongoing for three years. Every investigating agency concluded that despite multiple text messages between the two, there wasn't enough evidence to prove such a relationship. 

Now, 36-year-old Laura Lynn Cross, a former English teacher at Buchtel High School, is charged with three counts of sexual battery, stemming from the relationship she carried on with a former student for all those years, and that resulted in her giving birth to the young boy's child. Cross was the boy's eighth grade English teacher, according to records, which is where they first met. 

Reports indicate that the teen boy's mother notified school officials, Akron Police, Tallmadge Police, Summit County Juvenile Prosecutors, and more, and got nowhere. Cross even won partial custody of the teenager, which is why he was able to move into her Tallmadge home back in 2013. A News 5 report indicates that the boy's mother didn't fight the partial custody ruling because she didn't want her son to "hate her." 

Tallmadge Police Chief Ron Williams says there just wasn't enough evidence to bring charges against Cross during the time of the previous investigation. He says both Cross and the boy were uncooperative in their investigation. In response to the News 5 report, Akron Public Schools tells the TV news outlet they launched their own investigation into the alleged affair last Friday. 

Cross is currently in Summit County Jail, being held on $100,000 bond. 



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Wednesday, 31 May 2017 09:30

Akron Fire Closes Two APS Schools

Akron Fire responded to a call in the 1000 block of Copley Road early Wednesday morning, just before 7 a.m. 

Upon arrival, the house was engulfed in flames. Five adults were in the home at the time of the fire; one of them, an adult male, was treated by Akron Fire/EMS on the scene and did not require further medical attention. 

All of the residents have been displaced, and Akron Red Cross is assisting with their needs. 

At the time of the fire, Copley Road between Packard Drive and Hardesty Boulevard was closed to traffic. 

Because of smoke from the fire and the location, Akron Public Schools closed Buchtel High School and Buchtel Middle School for the day. Both schools are expected to be open Thursday. 

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. 

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Wednesday, 15 February 2017 15:13

AUDIO Buchtel Ready For Ellet, City Championship

Steve White, the head coach of the Buchtel Griffins, spoke with Sam and Brad Wednesday ahead of the City Series Boys Basketball Championship Friday with the Ellet Orangemen.


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The City Series Girls Basketball Championship is just one day away, and the Firestone Lady Falcons will be ready for a stiff challenge in the form of the Buchtel Lady Griffs.

Head coach of the Falcons team, Theresa Clere joined Sam and Brad in studio to talk about her team and her first season with Firestone.



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Thursday, 13 October 2016 17:55

AUDIO Buchtel & Ellet Set For Physical Week 8

The Buchtel Griffins are set for a physical matchup with the Ellet Orangemen Friday night at Infocision Stadium.

Ricky Powers, head coach of the Griffs, joined Sammy B on Thursday to talk about his team and what he sees with Ellet.


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Friday, 12 August 2016 14:48

MULTIMEDIA Camp Days: Buchtel High School

The Buchtel Griffins are ready to defend their City Series Title in 2016 and are working hard to improve upon that mark this season.

Buchtel Head Coach Ricky Powers spoke with Brad Russell during City Series Media Days to talk about the Griffins and how they're going to stack up against the rest of the City Series.

"We want to win it all," Powers said. "That's our plan that's what we set to do and our opponents, we want them to know who they're playing against."

The Griffins are coming off a 9-2 season in 2015, in which they did not make the state playoffs. They will face Columbus Beechcroft in the opening week of the season on August 26.


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