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Wesley Christian (Ky.) edges CJ in OT at Flyin’

Jacquel Freeman-Parks hit a late 3 to force overtime but Chaminade Julienne couldn’t convert enough in the extra session and fell 51-49 in OT to Wesley Christian (Ky.) in Day 4 of the Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena on Monday. Benson Lin led Wesley with 14 points. P’Hariz Watkins paced CJ with 19 points and Christian Montague added 18 for the Eagles. “I think...
GCL Central power Roger Bacon stops Bethel at Flyin’

GCL Central power Roger Bacon stops Bethel at Flyin’

Alec Pfriem hit 12 of 14 combined shots and free throws for 22 points to lead Cincinnati Roger Bacon to a 74-54 defeat of Bethel in Day 4 of the Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena on Sunday. Craig McGee added 17 points for the Greater Catholic League Central Division power and D-III state ranked Spartans (11-2). Caleb South paced Bethel with 23 points and Ryan Rose added 15. The...
Future Buckeye evokes one of the greats from past describing his game

Future Buckeye evokes one of the greats from past describing his game

Darius Bazley, the second Ohio State commit to take the floor Monday during the last day of Flyin’ to the Hoop, shook off a slow start to finish with 11 points and 10 rebounds as his Princeton team was crushed 77-48 by Marietta (Ga.) Wheeler. Bazley had just two point in the first half but contributed nine in the second.  He was making his season debut after having to sit out the first...
Wheeler completes Flyin’ sweep by beating Princeton

Wheeler completes Flyin’ sweep by beating Princeton

Darweshi Hunter scored 12 points in leading Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) to a 77-48 defeat of out-manned Princeton in Day 4 of the Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena on Monday. That completed a two-game Flyin’ sweep for the Georgia state power, which also defeated Pickerington Central 64-51 on Saturday. E.J. Montgomery led Princeton with 18 points. Darius Bazley, a 6-7 junior...
Trent Jr. hits 33 as Prolific Prep snaps Trotwood win streak in Flyin’

Trent Jr. hits 33 as Prolific Prep snaps Trotwood win streak in Flyin’

Prolific Prep (Napa, Calif.) senior guard Gary Trent Jr. scored 33 points and house-favorite Trotwood-Madison couldn’t overcome first-half foul trouble and suffered its first loss, 100-83 in Day 4 of the Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena on Monday. A Duke signee, Trent is the son of former Ohio University standout Gary Trent, affectionately known as the “Shaq of the...
Buckeye-bound Justin Ahrens talks junior season, OSU win and more

Buckeye-bound Justin Ahrens talks junior season, OSU win and more

Justin Ahrens scored 26 points as Versailles beat Tri-Village 61-56 on Monday afternoon. The Ohio State-bound junior guard also grabbed nine rebounds as the Tigers outlasted the Patriots to improve to 12-1.  Wearing a Block ‘O’ sweater as he spoke with reporters after the game, Ahrens talked about what he is working on this season, seeing the Buckeyes pick up their first Big...
OSU recruit Ahrens’ 26 carries Versailles over Tri-Village at Flyin’

OSU recruit Ahrens’ 26 carries Versailles over Tri-Village at Flyin’

Ohio State University commit and Versailles High School junior Justin Ahrens had 26 points and nine rebounds in a 61-56 defeat of Tri-Village to open Day 4 of the Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena on Monday. It was a high-end matchup of the best of the Midwest Athletic Conference (Tigers) and the Cross County Conference (Patriots). Keaton McEldowney added 13 points for Versailles...
Swimming: Shawnee’s Seibert reaches top of podium at Classic

Swimming: Shawnee’s Seibert reaches top of podium at Classic

Grace Seibert may have saved her best for last. The Shawnee senior has had solid performances at the Southwest Ohio High School Swimming & Diving Classic but had never made it to the top of the podium until Saturday. Seibert, 17, won the girls 200-yard breaststroke with a 2:22.83 in the finals at Keating Natatorium. She edged out a trio of local rivals as Centerville’s Nora Fullenkamp (2:23...
Dayton Flyers guard Kyle Davis day to day with ankle sprain

Dayton Flyers guard Kyle Davis day to day with ankle sprain

Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller provided an update on senior guard Kyle Davis, who sprained his ankle Saturday in the second half of a 76-57 victory over Duquesne in Pittsburgh, on Monday in the weekly Atlantic 10 coaches teleconference. “Kyle is day to day,” Miller said. “Right now, he’s off his feet. He probably won’t (practice) today. We’re going to take...
Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, WWE Hall of Famer, dead at 73

Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, WWE Hall of Famer, dead at 73

WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has died at age 73, his family said Sunday. a href="https://www.
OSU commit, son of UD hall of famer Goodwin scores 34 at Flyin’

OSU commit, son of UD hall of famer Goodwin scores 34 at Flyin’

Damon Goodwin, the University of Dayton basketball hall of famer, has always had a great shot and he delivered one for son Dane on Sunday night. “Oh, I am,” assured Damon when asked if he or Dane were the better shooter. “But when we play H-O-R-S-E he’s not allowed to shoot left-handed. He’s unreal with that hand.” An outstanding 6-foot-6 junior at Upper Arlington...
Dunbar falls at Flyin’; Elks’ Saben surpasses 1,000 career points

Dunbar falls at Flyin’; Elks’ Saben surpasses 1,000 career points

Dunbar missed a layup at the buzzer and dropped a 70-68 decision to Covington Catholic (Ky.) in the Day 3 finale of the Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena. Dunbar senior Chris Jackson hit four 3-pointers and led the Wolverines (10-2) with 21 points. He was award the first Flyin’ scholarship, courtesy of River Valley Credit Union, at halftime. A.J. Mayer led Cov Cath with...
Goodwin’s 34 fuels Upper Arlington at Flyin’

Goodwin’s 34 fuels Upper Arlington at Flyin’

Dane Goodwin, the son of University of Dayton hall of famer Damon Goodwin, had game highs of 34 points and 13 rebounds in an impressive 62-34 defeat of Garfield Heights on Day 3 of the 15th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena. The 6-6 junior, who’s verbally committed to Ohio State, also hit four 3’s. Max Martz added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Golden...
Akron SVSM recovers from Trotwood thumping to stop Pickerington North

Akron SVSM recovers from Trotwood thumping to stop Pickerington North

Six-time state champ Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary rebounded from a thumping at unbeaten Trotwood-Madison Sunday night to overcome a monster effort by Pickerington North’s Jerome Hunter and post a 64-56 victory in Day 3 of the 15th annual Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena on Sunday. Akron SVSM lost 100-61 at Trotwood. Jayvon Graves had 27 points and 13 rebounds to spark height-challenged...
Centerville’s Saben surpasses 1,000 career points at Flyin’

Centerville’s Saben surpasses 1,000 career points at Flyin’

Centerville Senior Keegan Saben scored 21 points to go with five assists and surpassed 1,000 career points in a 77-66 defeat of Cleveland Heights in Day 3 of the Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena on Sunday. Sam Lash added 17 points and Alec Grandin hit 6 of 7 shots for 14 points as the Elks (6-4) posted their second straight win. A 6-3 guard, Saben began his career at Alter, scoring...
Thurgood Marshall falls to Gahanna Lincoln at Flyin’

Thurgood Marshall falls to Gahanna Lincoln at Flyin’

The recruitment of Gahanna Lincoln 6-7 sophomore forward Jordan Mitchell has spiked. He listed Wisconsin, Kansas, Indiana and Michigan among the many programs that have hiked their interest. Ohio State and Xavier already had offered him. “There’s been more pressure on me,” Mitchell said after scoring a game-high 18 points in a 86-42 hammering of Thurgood Marshall in Day 3’s...
Historical marker dedicated at Ty Cobb’s Georgia home

Historical marker dedicated at Ty Cobb’s Georgia home

Baseball Hall of Famer Ty Cobb had a historical marker dedicated in front of the Georgia home where he lived for 19 years and where four of his five children were born, the Augusta Chronicle reported Saturday. Cobb, one of the first five players elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, lived in the Summerville neighborhood of Augusta, Georgia from 1913 to 1932. “The Georgia Peach&rdquo...
Seattle's Bennett berates reporter after playoff loss to Falcons

Seattle's Bennett berates reporter after playoff loss to Falcons

Frustration boiled over for Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett as he lashed out at a reporter after Seattle’s 36-20 NFC playoff loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, ESPN reported. Bennett became angry when a reporter mentioned that the Seahawks’ rushers had difficulty putting pressure on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Bennett challenged the reporter’s observation.  "...
Wittenberg stumbles against rival Wooster

Wittenberg stumbles against rival Wooster

Wittenberg hoped to turn its North Coast Athletic Conference title hopes around in a game against rival Wooster on Saturday night at Pam Evans Smith Arena. Instead, Wooster ran away in the second half and handed the Tigers a 70-55 loss. The loss drops Wittenberg to 4-4 in the NCAC and 10-5 overall. The Tigers hadn’t lost a league game by more than four points before Saturday. “I thought...

H.S. Results for 1/14: Lilley hits buzzer-beater for Fairborn boys

Branden Lilley put in the game-winning layup as time expired to lead Fairborn to a 54-52 thriller over Springfield Shawnee in boys basketball Saturday. Lilley carried Fairborn with 15 points, Brandon Easterling added 14 and Shaunn Monroe 12. The win evened Fairborn’s record at 6-6. Shawnee dropped to 4-8. Lebanon 49, Finneytown 38: Dakota Allen recorded 16 points and Parker Smith added 12 points...
Wayne blown out by Huntington at Flyin’

Wayne blown out by Huntington at Flyin’

It’s not as if the mighty Wayne boys high school basketball team has been knocked out, but the Warriors surely have been buckled. Wayne lost its second straight game by a 91-60 blowout to Huntington Prep (W.Va.) in Day 2 of the 15th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena on Saturday. On Friday Wayne fell 67-55 at Springfield. “We gotta get better,” Wayne coach...
It’s an adventure for IMG, including Flyin’

It’s an adventure for IMG, including Flyin’

Emmitt Williams of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) is like a lot of highly recruited high-risers. He’s 6-foot-8, has a wingspan from here to Columbus and a potential upside that has enticed many college basketball programs. A junior, he’s counting on the emerging athletic complex that’s anchored at Bradenton, Fla., to help take him to the next level. Besides, the academy’s website...
Alstork rallies WSU from 11 down to beat Milwaukee

Alstork rallies WSU from 11 down to beat Milwaukee

Scott Nagy said he didn’t have a magic potion to fix his team’s recent struggles, but apparently the Wright State coach does own a crystal ball. Nagy predicted leading scorer Mark Alstork would break out of a slump that had seen him miss 32 of 38 shots the last three games if he focused on helping his teammates get better, and the senior guard responded with a game-high seven assists to...
Xeyrius Williams stars for Dayton Flyers in victory at Duquesne

Xeyrius Williams stars for Dayton Flyers in victory at Duquesne

Senior Scoochie Smith and sophomore Xeyrius Williams share a room when the Dayton Flyers travel. On Saturday, before Dayton played Duquesne at PPG Paints Arena, Smith predicted the future for his roommate. “You’re going to get some buckets today,” Smith told him. The Wayne High School graduate Williams lived up Smith’s prediction, scoring a career-high 18 points on 7-of-12...
Flyin’ to the Hoop results, schedule

Flyin’ to the Hoop results, schedule

PREMIER HEALTH FLYIN’ TO THE HOOP At Fairmont’s Trent Arena, Kettering Friday’s games Fairmont 60, Sidney 51 IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) 70, Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Tenn.) 57 Saturday’s games Alter girls 54, Cleveland St. Joseph 36 Springfield 64, Col. Eastmoor Academy 61 Hilliard Bradley 43, Beavercreek 25 Wheeler (Marietta...
Wheeler (Ga.) hands Pickerington Central its first loss at Flyin’

Wheeler (Ga.) hands Pickerington Central its first loss at Flyin’

KETTERING — Jordan Tucker, a 6-8 senior who has an offer from the University of Dayton, scored 21 points and USC signee Jordan Usher added 16 points as Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) handed Pickerington Central its first loss this season 64-51 in Day 2 of the 15th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena on Saturday. Wheeler (13-4) entered the final quarter trailing. Sterling Manley...
Springfield caps perfect week with Flyin’ win

Springfield caps perfect week with Flyin’ win

Less than 24 hours after defeating Wayne for its biggest win of the season, Springfield was cruising toward a double-digit victory Saturday afternoon at the Flyin’ to the Hoop showcase. Then the Wildcats almost let a perfect ending to a perfect week fly out the Trent Arena doors. Columbus Eastmoor sliced a 14-point deficit to three with a 12-1 run. But senior Danny Davis made three free throws...
Who’s up next after Flyin’? Who knows?

Who’s up next after Flyin’? Who knows?

KETTERING — Emmitt Williams of IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) is like a lot of highly recruited high-risers. He’s 6 feet 8, has a wingspan from here to Columbus and a potential upside that has enticed many men’s college basketball powers. A junior, he’s counting on the emerging athletic complex that’s anchored in Bradenton, Fla., to help take him to the next level. Besides...
Beavercreek falls to Hilliard Bradley at Flyin’

Beavercreek falls to Hilliard Bradley at Flyin’

KETTERING — Isaiah Speelman had a game-high 20 points and 15 rebounds and Hilliard Bradley throttled Beavercreek 43-25 in Day 2 of the 15th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena on Saturday. Jon Alessandro led Beavercreek with eight points, 11 rebounds and two blocks. The Beavers (6-6) have lost three of their last four games, but own the only defeat of Springfield (11-1)...
Bazelak, Miller lead Alter to historic Flyin’ win

Bazelak, Miller lead Alter to historic Flyin’ win

KETTERING — Libby Bazelak hit 8 of 11 shots and tallied a game-high 22 points as Alter made Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop history by winning the first girls game in the 15-year history of the event in Saturday’s Day 2 opener, defeating Cleveland St. Joseph Academy 54-36. Bazelak, a Duquesne University signee, hit three 3’s and also had eight rebounds and three assists....
Davis, McKay lead Springfield over Eastmoor

Davis, McKay lead Springfield over Eastmoor

KETTERING — Danny Davis had a game-high 20 points and Michael McKay tallied 19, including 17 in the first half, to power surging Springfield to a 64-61 defeat of Columbus Eastmoor Academy in Saturday’s Day 2 of the 15th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena. Springfield (10-1) has won nine straight games and was coming off a season-defining 67-55 defeat of visiting...
Archie Miller on UD injuries: ‘I really am tired of it’

Archie Miller on UD injuries: ‘I really am tired of it’

Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller spotted a reporter in the hallway at PPG Paints Arena after a 76-57 victory Saturday over Duquesne and answered the question he knew was coming before it was asked. “It’s an ankle sprain,” Miller said. “I don’t know how long.” Miller knows the drill at this point. He faced the postgame questions after Josh Cunningham tore a ligament...
Ohio deer harvest rebounds during muzzleloader season

Ohio deer harvest rebounds during muzzleloader season

In a marked turnaround from the recently-completed gun season, hunters killed more deer this year than last year during the Jan 7-10 Ohio muzzleloader season. There were 15,843 whitetails shot this year, compared to 12,503 in 2016. “It was surprising to me, especially with the cold weather,” said Bret Beatty, district supervisor for the Ohio Division of Wildlife. “It’s sort...
Injury mars win by Dayton Flyers at Duquesne

Injury mars win by Dayton Flyers at Duquesne

The Dayton Flyers bounced back from a 67-55 loss Wednesday at Massachusetts, beating Duquesne 76-57 on Saturday at PPG Paints Arena. However, once again, their victory was marred by an injury. Kyle Davis tumbled off the court with 7:27 left in the second half and was carried to the locker room. Archie Miller said after the game Davis sprained his ankle when he stumbled over cheerleaders on the baseline...
Raiders expected to file paperwork soon to move to Las Vegas

Raiders expected to file paperwork soon to move to Las Vegas

>> Read more trending stories If the paperwork is filed, the Raiders will need to gain the support of 24 NFL team owners to make the move official. That vote would occur in the spring. The Raiders have until Feb. 15 to file relocation paperwork.The Chargers announced this week that the team is moving from San Diego to Los Angeles, giving the city two NFL teams after having no team for 20...
Highlights: Cooke, Williams lead Dayton Flyers past Duquesne

Highlights: Cooke, Williams lead Dayton Flyers past Duquesne

The Flyers bounced back from a loss at UMass with a 76-57 win on Jan. 14, 2017, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.
Archie Miller likes effort in Dayton's bounce-back victory over Duquesne

Archie Miller likes effort in Dayton's bounce-back victory over Duquesne

The Flyers rebound from loss at UMass with 76-57 win over Dukes in Pittsburgh on Jan. 14, 2017.

Greeneview dominates West Liberty-Salem

Mason Schneider’s high school basketball career was off to a great start. He started as a freshman on varsity, played the AAU circuit the following summer and as a sophomore was going to be teammates with Ethan Bradds, who had sat out the year before. “I’ve looked up to him since I was seventh grade and he was in eighth,” Schneider said. “I’ve always wanted to play...

H.S. Results for 1/13/17: Second-half jump start earns Northmont win

Northmont trailed, 8-2, after one quarter Friday, but came back to outdistance Beavercreek, 51-44, in a key Greater Western Ohio Conference boys basketball game. The Thunderbolts (11-2) rallied to win behind Vinson Walker, who scored 13 of his 17 points after halftime. DaLonte Capers scored 9 of his 11 in the second half. Northmont scored 22 points in the third quarter, 16 in the fourth. Jon Allesandro...
Fairmont regroups to stop streaking Sidney

Fairmont regroups to stop streaking Sidney

Fairmont sank to a new low earlier this week in falling to win-starved Lebanon. That didn’t sit well with the Firebirds boys basketball team. “It was huge for us,” Fairmont senior Kamron Drollet admitted following an impressive 60-51 dismantling of Sidney to open Friday’s night 15th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena. “We’ve been...
High School Basketball: Defense powers Springfield past Wayne

High School Basketball: Defense powers Springfield past Wayne

Springfield beat league rival Wayne for the first time in three seasons Friday night, but the biggest thing on Leonard Taylor’s mind was getting to bed. Springfield pulled away in the second half to earn a 67-55 win, which keeps the Wildcats tied for first place in the GWOC National East with Centerville. There was little time for celebration after the game because the Wildcats (9-1, 4-1 GWOC)...
Wittenberg, Wooster rivalry still special after all these years

Wittenberg, Wooster rivalry still special after all these years

Wittenberg Tigers coach Matt Croci explained his experience with the Wittenberg-Wooster rivalry this week to his players. When he played at Wittenberg from 1991-94, the Tigers and Scots were new to the North Coast Athletic Conference. The rivalry had yet to take off, but even then showed signs of being something special. “Playing in it, coaching in it, or watching it, if you have a connection...
Mayweather on White, UFC offer: ‘He’s a ….. comedian’

Mayweather on White, UFC offer: ‘He’s a ….. comedian’

The chances Floyd Mayweather takes on UFC champ Conor McGregor are slim, but that hasn’t stopped the retired boxer and the Irish MMA star from fighting verbally on social media — and for Dana White to throw an offer at Mayweather. UFC President White offered to pay Mayweather and McGregor each $25 million for a presumed boxing match with PPV splits to be discussed between the three parties...

Wright State-Milwaukee preview

Who: Wright State (11-7, 2-3) at Wisconsin-Milwaukee (5-12, 1-3) When: 3 p.m. Saturday TV: ESPN3 Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Milwaukee leads 28-26, but Wright State swept last year’s games by a combined three points, winning 84-82 in overtime in Milwaukee, and 84-83 at the Nutter Center. Coaches: Scott Nagy is 11-7 at Wright State and 421-247 in 22 seasons overall. LaVall Jordan is 5-12 in his first...
Dayton Flyers senior drafted No. 5 overall in MLS Draft

Dayton Flyers senior drafted No. 5 overall in MLS Draft

The Columbus Crew drafted Dayton Flyers senior defender Lalas Abubakar with the No. 5 pick in the first round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Friday. Abubakar is the highest-drafted Dayton athlete in any sport since the Minneapolis Lakers selected Jim Paxson with the No. 3 pick in 1956. He is a native of Ghana who was named Atlantic 10 Defender of the Year last season. He played in 61 games...
Modest proposal for shortening college football games: Sell fewer ads

Modest proposal for shortening college football games: Sell fewer ads

Are college football games too long? That might end up being one of the big talking points of the offseason after Clemson needed 2:48 minutes to dethrone Alabama in the national championship game. Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com touched off the latest discussion Friday on Twitter when he shared an apparently dated thought from Ohio State director of athletics Gene Smith. After ElevenWarriors.com turned...
Reds reach contract agreements with four arbitration-eligible players

Reds reach contract agreements with four arbitration-eligible players

The Reds announced Friday they have settled with all of their arbitration-eligible players for 2017. Billy Hamilton, Zack Cozart, Tony Cingrani and Blake Wood all signed one-year deals ahead of potential hearings with an arbitrator.  According to MLB.com, Cozart will make $5.325 million this year at shortstop while Hamilton will make $2.625 million in center field.  Cingrani and Wood, both...
NFL playoffs preview: Packers-Cowboys could highlight the weekend

NFL playoffs preview: Packers-Cowboys could highlight the weekend

The boys are back in town. And by that of course we mean the Dallas Cowboys, who have been a shining star, so to speak, for the NFL this season amid concerns about flagging television ratings. With rookies Ezekiel Elliott (from Ohio State) and Dak Prescott leading the way, Jerry Jones’ team had the best record in the NFC. Here’s a look at what to expect this weekend in the NFL divisional...
Golfer sues course, claims he was hit by portable toilet

Golfer sues course, claims he was hit by portable toilet

Brian Berg claims he was hit and seriously injured by a porta-potty that was being hauled by a forklift driver while he played a round at a suburban Chicago course in August, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.  In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, Berg said he was watching his 6-iron approach shot to the seventh green at the Fox Run Golf Links in Elk Grove Village...

H.S. Results for 1/12: Rogan leads Urbana girls in milestone win

Hunter Rogan turned in another outstanding performance and head coach Bill Moss reached a milestone in Urbana’s 67-45 win over Northeastern 67-45 in girls basketball Thursday. Rogan poured in 31 points with 15 rebounds and eight assists to lead Urbana. Alaina Lyons tacked on 24 points with five steals and Bridget Ofori hauled in 11 rebounds. It marked the 400th career win for Moss, who coached...
H.S. basketball: Springfield tries to extend streak

H.S. basketball: Springfield tries to extend streak

Springfield has won seven games in a row but will have to beat two tough opponents in an 18-hour span this weekend to keep the streak going. The Wildcats (8-1) host league rival Wayne at 7:30 on Friday night and play Columbus Eastmoor in Flyin’ to the Hoop at 1:15 on Saturday afternoon at Fairmont’s Trent Arena. Wayne (9-2) lost to Northmont last Friday but has rolled since with blowout...
Flyin’ signees, verbally committed players

Flyin’ signees, verbally committed players

There are no shortage of players who have signed or verbally committed to the 15th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop . The four-day, 20-game midseason boys basketball production that will feature 37 teams will play out at Fairmont’s Trent Arena on Friday through Monday over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. First up...
Miami grad, Dayton native Sean McVay becomes youngest coach in NFL history

Miami grad, Dayton native Sean McVay becomes youngest coach in NFL history

The Los Angeles Rams have made Miami University grad Sean McVay the youngest head coach in NFL history. The Rams on Thursday hired McVay, who turns 31 years old on Jan. 24. McVay, who was born in Dayton, spent the past three seasons as the Washington Redskins’ offensive coordinator. He has been an assistant since 2010 in Washington, where he worked with head coach Jay Gruden to build...
Chargers reveal new logo before move to Los Angeles; fans react

Chargers reveal new logo before move to Los Angeles; fans react

The former San Diego Chargers will become the Los Angeles Chargers as the team leaves the city it has called home for the last 56 years and moves north, Chargers CEO Dean Spanos confirmed Thursday. "After much deliberation, I have made the decision to relocate the Chargers to Los Angeles, beginning with the 2017 NFL season," Spanos said in a statement. "Today, we turn the page...
Punch Out! Hockey-style in Cincinnati as goalies tangle

Punch Out! Hockey-style in Cincinnati as goalies tangle

If you missed the Cincinnati Cyclones’ win over Quad City last night, you also missed a goalie fight.  Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.  That is Cincinnati goaltender Michael Houser taking on Adam Vay of the Mallards… however briefly.  Better luck next time, Mike.  Both goalies were ejected, and the Cyclones held on for a 3-2 victory. 
Recruiting: Ohio State, Cincinnati and Miami classes taking shape

Recruiting: Ohio State, Cincinnati and Miami classes taking shape

With 2017’s National Signing Day less than three weeks away, we thought it was a good time to check in on the football recruiting efforts of three squads with heavy local interest.  You can bet there will be changes between now and Feb. 1, but here is how things look right now for coaches Urban Meyer, Luke Fickell and Chuck Martin:  National rank (247Sports composite): 2  Conference...
Luke Fickell lures former Ohio State 4-star signee to Cincinnati

Luke Fickell lures former Ohio State 4-star signee to Cincinnati

Torrance Gibson announced Thursday he is leaving Ohio State and going to Cincinnati.  A four-star quarterback prospect from south Florida, Gibson signed with the Buckeyes two years ago, moved to wide receiver and redshirted in 2015. He was suspended by the university last year, a decision OSU coach Urban Meyer said he opposed at the time. Gibson told ESPN he plans to attend junior college in...
Twitter hates the Los Angeles Chargers new logo

Twitter hates the Los Angeles Chargers new logo

The Chargers confirmed Thursday what had already been expected: They are leaving San Diego to give Los Angeles a second NFL team.  To start their new era (actually their second in LA*), they unveiled a new logo.  It was not too well received on Twitter.  Perhaps with Joey Bosa to build a defense around, better days will still be ahead no matter what they’re wearing. ...
Nation’s biggest swimming, diving meet — the Classic — set for this weekend

Nation’s biggest swimming, diving meet — the Classic — set for this weekend

For more than three decades, the Southwest Ohio High School Swimming & Diving Classic has brought together some of the best swimmers and divers, not only in the district, but also the state. The 34th annual event gets underway Saturday with swimming preliminaries at nine sites across southwest Ohio and finals held at St. Xavier High School’s Keating Natatorium. Diving prelims will be held at...
Chargers confirm move to Los Angeles

Chargers confirm move to Los Angeles

The San Diego Chargers will move north to Los Angeles, Chargers CEO Dean Spanos confirmed Thursday. The move will end the team's 55-year stay in the city. The Chargers notified NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and other league owners of their intent to move to Los Angeles for the 2017 season, ESPN reported. Annie Heilbrum of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweeted Wednesday that the team was expected to...
Plane carrying Miami Heat skids on taxiway in Milwaukee

Plane carrying Miami Heat skids on taxiway in Milwaukee

A charter flight carrying the NBA’s Miami Heat basketball team slid on a taxiway after it landed at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee on Wednesday night, WISN reported. However, the plane stayed on the pavement as it taxied toward the terminal, and team officials said nobody was hurt. The incident, which occurred at 9:20 p.m., was caused by ice on the runway, WPLG reported...

H.S. Results for 1/11: Straw leads Lebanon girls in win over Fairmont

Alexis Straw scored 10 of her game-high 22 points in the final quarter to help Lebanon maintain a late lead in a 46-41 win over Fairmont in girls basketball action Wednesday. Straw connected on all eight of her foul shots in the fourth quarter, shooting 14 of 15 from the line in the game. Madeline Westbeld led Fairmont with 10 points. Tippecanoe 61, Fairborn 21: Tipp’ had runs of 15-3 and 18-4...