RDR check

Signal 12 Gym recently presented a check for $9,000 to the Oak Hill High Softball Boosters to aid in future endeavors for the program. The funds were generated by the first Red Devil Rumble, which was coordinated in April by Signal 12 Gym. Signal 12 Gym’s Steve Neal, second from left, and Coty Pierson, left, who won the headline boxing match at the event, are shown with OHHS head coach John McGinnis, beside them, and assistant coach Brandi McMullen, at right, as well as the members of the school’s softball team.

OAK HILL — A recent rumble returned positive results for the Oak Hill High softball program.

Steve Neal, of Signal 12 Gym, said he was excited with how the Red Devil Rumble turned out in April. The event featured a well-received night of boxing, MMA and kickboxing matches.

"We were very pleased," said Neal. "I was expecting maybe 400 or 500 people to be in attendance, and we had roughly right at 800 people in the building.

"It was a great turnout, a great event."

Neal said that fighter introductions and introduction of special guests helped make the evening "a very good production as a whole."

After paying expenses for putting on an event of that caliber, the money raised to be presented to the OHHS softball team came to $9,000. "It definitely exceeded our expectations," said Neal.

Neal said Signal 12 Gym will likely make the Red Devil Rumble an annual event.

"It was a great night," said Oak Hill head coach John McGinnis. "It blew my mind the turnout we had.

"Everyone had a great night, there were great fights, and the crowd and atmosphere were just fabulous."

The donation will be earmarked towards an indoor practice facility, said McGinnis. In this past offseason, the Red Devils placed infield turf on their softball field.

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