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H.S Results for 5/22: Centerville volleyball tops Lakota East, 3-1

In a close boys volleyball match, Centerville emerged victorious, defeating Lakota East, 3-2. The match went back and forth with Centerville winning the first set 24-15. Lakota East would win the second set 25-23 to even things out, but the effort just wasn’t enough. Centerville won the final two sets 25-21 and 25-19 respectively to win the match. Ben Chico led the Elks with 13 kills and 10...
Feldman, bullpen strong as Reds top Indians 5-1

Feldman, bullpen strong as Reds top Indians 5-1

Bryan Price talked before Monday’s interleague Ohio Cup game against the Cleveland Indians about how he’d like to be able to use his bullpen the way it’s intended – to close out a win. Scott Feldman gave him that chance. Wandy Peralta, Michael Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias made it pay off. »RELATED: Better eye, better contact key to Hamilton’s offensive improvement...
Final grad transfer decision near for former Wright State standout Mark Alstork

Final grad transfer decision near for former Wright State standout Mark Alstork

Mark Alstork, the former Wright State guard looking for a new home via graduate transfer, is almost ready to put his latest round of recruiting behind him. “It’s tough,” said the Thurgood Marshall grad Monday night. “It’s one of the biggest decisions of my life.” He’s set to choose Wednesday from a final four of South Carolina, LSU, Illinois and Pittsburgh...
Better eye, better contact key to Hamilton’s offensive improvement

Better eye, better contact key to Hamilton’s offensive improvement

Reds manager Bryan Price isn’t a big fan of millennial-oriented statistics such as “exit velocity,” but he almost couldn’t avoid using the growing-in-popularity term when asked recently about Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton’s offensive improvement. Hamilton reached base once on an error in Sunday’s 6-4 loss to Colorado, snapping at a career-high 21 his streak...
Upon further review, MLB interleague play has run its course

Upon further review, MLB interleague play has run its course

Interleague play used to be great. Now it’s just… there. Disagree? Well, let’s try an experiment. Who won the Reds-Yankees series last week? If you answered “Reds” or “Yankees,” you got it wrong. It was neither. They split two games at Great American Ball Park. Yes, it was a two-game series. Did you know two-game series are a thing? Well, they generally...
New Dayton Flyers assistant didn’t hesitate joining Grant’s staff

New Dayton Flyers assistant didn’t hesitate joining Grant’s staff

Darren Hertz’s two national championship rings have yet to make the journey from Champaign, Ill., to Dayton. When they arrive, maybe he’ll figure out an appropriate time to show them to his new players at the University of Dayton. A little bit of bling can go a long way. The Dayton Flyers value the Atlantic 10 championship rings they have won in the last two seasons. It’s unlikely...
Former Wright State rival headed to Xavier

Former Wright State rival headed to Xavier

A former Wright State rival is headed to Xavier after Kerem Kanter withdrew his name from consideration in the NBA Draft on Monday. XU coach Chris Mack announced that Kanter, a 6-foot-10 forward who played for Wisconsin-Green Bay from 2014-17, signed an athletic financial aid agreement. ›› RELATED: WSU cuts swimming programs amid budget crisis A native of Turkey, Kanter averaged 11.3...
WSU’s Weiss wins HL Pitcher of Week award

WSU’s Weiss wins HL Pitcher of Week award

Wright State freshman Ryan Weiss has been named the Horizon League Pitcher of the Week for Friday’s performance against Illinois-Chicago. A 6-foot-4 right-hander, Weiss limited the Flames to two runs on three hits in six innings, leading the Raiders to a 3-2 victory that drew them into a first-place tie heading into the final game of the regular season. After allowing a two-run homer in the...
Dayton Flyers assistant looks back on facing UD in Elite Eight

Dayton Flyers assistant looks back on facing UD in Elite Eight

Darren Hertz arrived at the University of Dayton in April, joining new Dayton Flyers head coach Anthony Grant’s staff a little more than three years after coaching against UD in the Elite Eight. Hertz was on Billy Donovan’s staff in 2014 when top-seeded Florida beat No. 11 seed Dayton 62-52 in the South Regional final in Memphis, Tenn. Hertz looked back on that game Monday in an interview...
5 storylines to watch during Bengals OTAs

5 storylines to watch during Bengals OTAs

The Cincinnati Bengals move into the third phase of the voluntary offseason workout program this week with the start of Organized Team Activities. The first of 10 allowed OTA practices will be Tuesday, which will be one of three open to the media, along with May 30 and June 6. The Bengals also will practice May 31, June 1 and June 7-9. All practices, which are closed to the public, are voluntary....
Final high school softball state coaches poll: Is your team ranked?

Final high school softball state coaches poll: Is your team ranked?

Below is the final of six weekly polls by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association with total voting points and first-place votes in parenthesis: DIVISION I 1. Lebanon 117 (10) 2. Gahanna Lincoln 81 3. Walsh Jesuit 75 (2) 4. Mason 71 5. Holland Springfield 44 6. North Canton Hoover 43 7. Canfield 41 T8. Hilliard Bradley 27 T8. Mt. Vernon (27 10. Elyria 25 DIVISION II 1. Hebron Lakewood...
Dayton Flyers legends inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Dayton Flyers legends inducted into Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame

Two University of Dayton basketball greats were inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday in Columbus. Johnny Davis, who scored 1,562 points (1973-76), and Ann Meyers, a three-time All-American who still holds the school record for points (2,672, 1976-80), were honored during a ceremony in Columbus. This is the 12th class for the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame. The first was inducted...
Wayne standout talks more about Ohio State; other prospects add offers

Wayne standout talks more about Ohio State; other prospects add offers

The recruiting world kept churning over the weekend (it always does), and it produced another update on L’Christian “Blue” Smith. The Wayne receiver told Land of 10 that, “Ohio State is tops on my list,” after a recent visit to campus and heart-to-heart with coach Urban Meyer. Smith’s father, Lorenzo, said the visit was “eye opening,” and Land of 10...
Sports Today: LeBron gets surly, Reds rotation still struggling, Dragons keep rolling

Sports Today: LeBron gets surly, Reds rotation still struggling, Dragons keep rolling

The Boston Celtics inexplicably beat the Cleveland Cavaliers last night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.  In case you quite understandably didn’t bother watching, Avery Bradley hit a 3-pointer in the last second to win it 111-108.  The Cavaliers still lead the series 2-1, and the Celtics still have basically no chance to make the Finals because their best player, Isaiah...
Dragons top Bowling Green in 10 innings to sweep four-game series

Dragons top Bowling Green in 10 innings to sweep four-game series

Though the Dragons are not quite a third of the way through the 2017 season, playing close games is already a common occurrence. Dayton has played in 25 games decided by three runs or less and has won 20 of them, including a 6-5 win in 10 innings on Sunday against Bowling Green at Fifth Third Field. “Our guys know how to play in close games and handle those situations,” said manager Luis...
Reds falling fast in standings, but home runs keep coming

Reds falling fast in standings, but home runs keep coming

A fan yelled from the stands at Great American Ball Park on Sunday to a Cincinnati Reds batter, providing motivation and a weather report at the same time. “The wind’s blowing out!” he shouted. »PHOTOS: Reds vs. Rockies A slight breeze may have played a part in the Reds and Colorado Rockies combining to hit six home runs, but the number of home runs has risen across baseball...
After cousin Archie Miller left for Indiana, Friedl finds home with Dragons

After cousin Archie Miller left for Indiana, Friedl finds home with Dragons

T.J. Friedl was looking forward to playing in Dayton this season since he’d already lined up a place to live. The Dragons leadoff hitter was going to stay with his cousin until the cousin took a new job out of town. That cousin is former Dayton Flyers head coach Archie Miller, who left for Bloomington, Ind. two weeks before the Dragons opened the season. Friedl found a new place to live and...
No-hitter latest feat for strong Dragons pitching staff

No-hitter latest feat for strong Dragons pitching staff

Dayton’s pitching staff took another step toward cementing itself as the best in the organization’s history on Saturday night against Bowling Green. Starter Scott Moss and relievers Carlos Machorro and Brian Hunter combined to throw the first nine-inning no-hitter in the 18-year history of the franchise in a 2-0 win. Future Reds great Johnny Cueto threw a weather-shortened...
Arroyo knows he’s running out of time to prove he belongs

Arroyo knows he’s running out of time to prove he belongs

Every time Bronson Arroyo struggles, all fans who have watched him start 274 games in a Cincinnati Reds uniform wonder the same thing: Will that be the last time he pitches with the Reds or even in the big leagues? Arroyo surrendered four solo home runs and gave two other runs in a 6-4 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday at Great American Ball Park. His last two starts (11 earned runs in 10 1/3...
Meet the Dayton Dragons: Brantley Bell, second base

Meet the Dayton Dragons: Brantley Bell, second base

Who: Brantley J. Bell Position: Second base Number: 3 Personal: R/R; 6-3, 185 pounds Born: Nov. 16, 1994 (22) Birthplace: Pittsburgh School: State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Drafted: Round 11 by Reds, 2015. Notable: Son of former major-leaguer and Reds bench coach Jay Bell, who’s now the Tampa Yankees Class A manager. Spent all of last season with the Dragons (.248). Currently ranks...
Reds shortstop playing through wrist pain

Reds shortstop playing through wrist pain

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Zack Cozart won’t start Sunday in the series finale against the Colorado Rockies. He entered the clubhouse at Great American Ball Park this morning with a black brace on his left wrist. The lingering wrist pain he has experienced since early April isn’t the reason he’s resting today. He planned to rest today no matter how he was feeling. He missed two...
High School results for May 20

High School results for May 20

Garrett and Nick Wissman both put in clutch performances to help the Chaminade Julienne baseball team defeat Taylor 2-0 in a 10-inning Division II district final Saturday. Garrett Wissman struck out 16 and allowed two hits over 9 1/3 innings. Daniel Slaybaugh picked up the save. Nick Wissman had the game-winning RBI, Brendan Kabel brought in an insurance run and Cameron Benoit went 2-for-4 for CJ...
Three Dragons combine on no-hitter

Three Dragons combine on no-hitter

The trio of Scott Moss, Carlos Machorro, and Brian Hunter combined on the first nine-inning no-hitter in Dayton Dragons history Saturday night in a 2-0 Midwest League defeat of Bowling Green at Fifth Third Field. It was officially the second no-hitter in the minor league baseball franchise’s 18-year existence. Future Reds great Johnny Cueto threw a weather-shortened five-inning no-hitter in...
Northwestern sophomore completes weights sweep at district meet

Northwestern sophomore completes weights sweep at district meet

When the 8-pound, 13-ounce shot put landed with a thud in the gravel, it sent a wave through the competitors and spectators at the Division II district meet on Saturday. They reacted mostly with ooohs along with their applause. One competitor mumbled an appreciative “wow” in a manner that said he realized first place was no longer an option for him. Northwestern sophomore Adam Riedinger...
Reds overcome their pitching to outslug Rockies

Reds overcome their pitching to outslug Rockies

Once again, the Reds starting pitching was — to put it mildly — less than effective Saturday. This time, though, Cincinnati’s offense got together for a chorus of “We Shall Overcome” that was loud enough to snap a seven-game losing streak. RELATED: ‘Wojo’ joins battered Reds bullpen Scott Schebler’s no-doubt three-run home run to right field off of Mike...
Cloud Computing wins in upset at 2017 Preakness Stakes

Cloud Computing wins in upset at 2017 Preakness Stakes

Cloud Computing won the 142nd Preakness Stakes Saturday on a fast track at Pimilico Race Course. Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming fought for the lead with Classic Empire from the start of the race. However, Cloud Computing came from behind at the end to take the win in 1:55.98.  Always Dreaming faded to eighth. Classic Empire was second and Senior Investment third. This was the fourth start...
Softball: Shawnee run-rules Eaton to advance to regionals

Softball: Shawnee run-rules Eaton to advance to regionals

After two consecutive close tournament wins, Shawnee’s players wanted a more comfortable win in a Division II district final against Eaton on Saturday. Thanks to consistent hitting, the Braves raced out to a big lead and put Eaton away in the fifth for an 11-1 run-rule victory. It’s the second district championship for Shawnee since 2014. The Braves (23-5) beat Central Buckeye Conference...
Wright State falls to UIC, settles for No. 2 seed

Wright State falls to UIC, settles for No. 2 seed

Wright State dropped its winner-take-all baseball game to the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames on Saturday, 5-2, and will take the No. 2 seed into next week’s Horizon League tournament. UIC will host the tournament as the No. 1 seed. The Raiders had taken the first two games of the series and had to sweep to win the regular season conference title. Stress and adversity arrived in multiple...
Baseball: Kenton Ridge falls to Waynesville in district final

Baseball: Kenton Ridge falls to Waynesville in district final

It was unusual for both sides in the Division II district final in Miamisburg on Saturday. Waynesville bolted to a big lead and Kenton Ridge almost caught up, but the Cougars rally came up short and the Spartans advanced with a 10-8 win. “We’ve got a really good offensive team,” Waynesville coach Ryan Hill said. “We normally don’t jump out to leads so it was kind of foreign...

Reds notes: ‘Wojo’ joins battered bullpen

Rick Stowe set a personal record Saturday. The Reds senior director of clubhouse operations — who’s worked for the team since 1981, when he started as a batboy under his father, Bernie — added the longest name of his career to a jersey when he placed “Wojciechowski” on the back of the camouflage tops Cincinnati wore against Colorado. “My longest name,” the...
NBA star Enes Kanter detained at airport, says Turkish government canceled passport

NBA star Enes Kanter detained at airport, says Turkish government canceled passport

An Oklahoma City Thunder basketball star was briefly detained by Romanian airport authorities after the Turkish government reportedly canceled his passport. Thunder center Enes Kanter posted a video on Twitter Saturday morning saying he was being held by police at an airport in Romania. Kanter said the Turkish government canceled his passport, claiming that officials made the move because of his political...
George W. Bush photobombs sports reporter

George W. Bush photobombs sports reporter

Former President George W. Bush is enjoying his retirement, and doesn’t mind having some fun at a reporter’s expense. >> Read more trending news Bush was while enjoying a Texas Rangers game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Globe Life Ballpark in Arlington on Wednesday night. As he returned from a concession stand, Bush walked behind Fox Sports reporter Emily Jones, who was doing...
Middletown’s Petty, Smith first in D-I district track

Middletown’s Petty, Smith first in D-I district track

Marquise Petty and Conant Smith both won individual events to highlight Middletown’s boys in the Division I high school district track and field meet at Welcome Stadium. Petty, a senior, won the long jump (22 feet, 11 inches) this past Wednesday. Smith, a sophomore, won the 3,200 meters on Friday night. The top four in each event advance to next week’s D-I regional also at Welcome Stadium...
Centerville rallies to keep district track wins streaks intact

Centerville rallies to keep district track wins streaks intact

Seemingly out of the running after the first day of the Division I high school district track and field meet, Centerville appeared to face the end of great boys and girls team win streaks. “I emphasized on the team we really have to come back and take the win,” assured multi-talented sophomore Yariel Soto after rallying the Elks to an unlikely boys team title Friday night at Welcome Stadium...
Cincinnati Reds lose seventh straight game

Cincinnati Reds lose seventh straight game

The Cincinnati Reds and Colorado Rockies played the first Major League Baseball game ever televised live on Facebook on Friday. The game drew more than 1 million views, and one team played as if that many people were watching. The Rockies routed the Reds 12-6 in the opener of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park. Cincinnati’s seventh straight loss leaves it at 19-22, three games under...

H.S. Results for 5/19: ‘Boro lacrosse knocks off Mason

The Springboro girls lacrosse team beat Mason 15-10 to advance in the state tournament on Friday. ‘Boro trailed early before going on a seven-goal run to enter the half up 9-3. The second half saw Springboro successfully chew up the clock to stifle Mason’s rally effort. The win avenged a one-goal regular season loss and moved ‘Boro into the regional semifinals. Baseball Cin. Country...
MMA fighters brawl in crowd at Bellator show

MMA fighters brawl in crowd at Bellator show

Bellator 179’s tape-delayed Friday s how will garner interest after word spread across the internet  that two of the promotions top two fighters got into a brawl in the crowd following the show’s main event. Rory McDonald defeated Paul Daley by submission in the second round to win the main event. Undaunted however, Daley blasted rival British fighter Michael Page after his loss...
Reds notes: Anthony DeSclafani cleared to resume throwing

Reds notes: Anthony DeSclafani cleared to resume throwing

Anthony DeSclafani hasn’t felt like much of a baseball player in the first 40 games of the season. He hasn’t thrown a ball since spring training because of a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. It has been a long wait for the starting pitcher who was expected to be the Reds’ ace, but he got good news Friday when he was examined by Dr. Tim Kremchek. “I&rsquo...
Cincinnati Reds own worst starting rotation in baseball

Cincinnati Reds own worst starting rotation in baseball

Dark clouds covered Great American Ball Park late Friday afternoon — in the literal and figurative senses. The Cincinnati Reds left town May 10 on top of the world, or at least close to the top of the National League Central Division. They returned home Thursday from Chicago after their sixth straight loss wondering if a change of scenery, even if it is just a five-game homestand, will do them...

Softball, baseball postponed to Saturday

Both of Friday’s district final softball games that included Shawnee and Northwestern were postponed until Saturday because of rain. Shawnee (Division II) will play Eaton at 1 p.m. Saturday at West Carrollton High School. Northwestern (D-III) will play Middletown Madison at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eaton High School. Other district final softball postponed from Friday to Saturday was West Liberty-Salem...
Former Notre Dame/Alter standout Malik Zaire nearing transfer decision

Former Notre Dame/Alter standout Malik Zaire nearing transfer decision

Former Alter High School quarterback Malik Zaire confirmed he is close to a final decision on his transfer from Notre Dame. Although he has already graduated, the former Knight told this news organization he plans to take part in commencement ceremonies in South Bend this weekend. As for his next school, Zaire said, “Just waiting for some things to finalize.” The Austin American-Statesman...
Recruiting Roundup: Ohio State makes a move, Mason prospects add offers and Duke comes calling

Recruiting Roundup: Ohio State makes a move, Mason prospects add offers and Duke comes calling

Wayne receiver L’Christian “Blue” Smith grabbed headlines late last week when he shared images from a visit to Ohio State.  Land of 10 recruiting guru Jeremy Birmingham explained the purpose of that meeting between Smith, his father and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer.  The 6-6 Warrior earlier listed Ohio State in his top 10, and he has announced he will be enrolling...
Meet the Dayton Dragons: Ryan Hendrix, pitcher

Meet the Dayton Dragons: Ryan Hendrix, pitcher

Who: Ryan Matthew Hendrix Position: Pitcher Number: 26 Personal: R/R; 6-3, 185 pounds Born: Dec. 16, 1994 (22) Birthplace: Lufkin, Texas College: Texas A&M Drafted: Round 5 by Reds, 2016. Notable: A go-to middle reliever, has appeared in 12 games and has a 3-1 record (3.20 ERA). Has 39 strikeouts in 19.2 innings to rank first among Midwest League relievers. In last six outings has pitched 11.2 scoreless...
Wittenberg men’s golf team wins national championship

Wittenberg men’s golf team wins national championship

The Wittenberg University men’s golf team won its first national championship on Friday.The Tigers edged Guilford College (Greensboro, N.C.) by two strokes (1,180-1,182) to win the NCAA Division III tournament at Mission Inn Resort and Club at Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Butler High School sophomore advances in U.S Open golf qualifying

Butler High School sophomore advances in U.S Open golf qualifying

Butler High School’s Austin Greaser is one step away from the U.S. Open. Greaser, 16, advanced Thursday at a local qualifying tournament at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky. »PREVIOUS COVERAGE: 4 players with Dayton ties advance in 2016 U.S. Open qualifying And he did in style. Greaser birdied Nos. 17 and 18 to card a 1-under-par 71 and reach a nine-man playoff...
Anthony Grant credits staff for recruiting success

Anthony Grant credits staff for recruiting success

Anthony Grant and his Dayton Flyers coaching staff had to act fast this spring to put together a roster for the 2017-18 season. By the time Grant was hired on March 30 , most 2017 recruits had signed. There was a long list of transfers the coaches could pursue, but they had to decide who to recruit. Not long after taking the reins, Grant was reaching out to the players...
Browns sign first-round pick Garrett

Browns sign first-round pick Garrett

The Browns today announced the signing of first-round pick Myles Garrett. Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in last month’s NFL Draft, was a two-time, All-American defensive end at Texas A&M. In 34 college games, he totaled 31 sacks. The Browns have signed six of their 10 draft picks.
Sports casualty of Wright State cuts: Swimming, diving programs

Sports casualty of Wright State cuts: Swimming, diving programs

Wright State is eliminating its men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams as part of the $30.3 million in budget cuts announced at the university board of trustees meeting Friday morning. »RELATED: Wright State hits its ‘low point’ with announcement of layoffs, budget cuts The move is expected to save approximately $500,000 annually in scholarships...
Sports Today: Reds on Facebook, Buckeye on comeback trail, Peko’s Super Bowl aspirations

Sports Today: Reds on Facebook, Buckeye on comeback trail, Peko’s Super Bowl aspirations

With there being no point to rehashing the latest Cincinnati Reds loss — they’re due for a six-game winning streak now, right? — here’s a question: Do you care about being able to watch games on Facebook?  Whether you do or not, you will be able to tonight when the Colorado Rockies come to town.  While I was writing that story yesterday, I was thinking this...
Tensions high, suspensions levied in Braves-Jays series

Tensions high, suspensions levied in Braves-Jays series

In the hours leading to the final game Thursday night in a contentious home-and-home series between the Braves and Blue Jays, fallout continued from Wednesday’s wild 8-4 win by Atlanta. It included confirmation of Freddie Freeman’s fractured wrist after being hit by a pitch, a two-game suspension for a Toronto player’s use of a homophobic slur, and more criticism of Jose Bautista...
H.S. Results for 5/18: Centerville baseball advances to district

H.S. Results for 5/18: Centerville baseball advances to district

Joey Hecht was dominant on the mound and two Centerville players hit home runs in an 11-1 sectional final win against Northmont on Thursday. Hecht threw a complete game, scattering three hits and striking out nine to earn the win. Jake Whisman hit a grand slam and Riley Poulton added a homer to lead Centerville offensively. Centerville will face Milford on Saturday at Western Hills with a Division...
Meadowdale’s Lawrence targets rare sprint triple

Meadowdale’s Lawrence targets rare sprint triple

Meadowdale senior flash Wayne Lawrence Jr. is finally out of the shadow of former Stivers sprint sensation Tyler Johnson. Unfortunately for Lawrence, that’s the problem. “It’s good not having him here, but it’s also bad because there’s not a lot of people to run with,” said Lawrence after advancing to four finals during Thursday’s Division II high school district...
Longtime Dayton baseball coach stepping down

Longtime Dayton baseball coach stepping down

Tony Vittorio, who has coached the University of Dayton baseball team for 18 seasons, is stepping down, the school announced Thursday. Athletics Director Neil Sullivan said Vittorio’s resignation takes effect following this weekend’s season-ending series with La Salle. “I want to thank (former UD Athletics Directors)Ted Kissell, Tim Wabler, and (current UD Associate VP for Athletics)...
Kenton Ridge ends Tippecanoe’s sectional title streak

Kenton Ridge ends Tippecanoe’s sectional title streak

The baseball rivalry between Tippecanoe and Kenton Ridge lives. The Red Devils left the Central Buckeye Conference for the Great Western Ohio Conference in 2017 after many years and many battles against the Cougars. They have run into each other numerous times over the years in the sectional tournament, and that was again the case Thursday. Kenton Ridge, a state runner-up 10 years ago, rediscovered...
Cubs send Reds to sixth straight loss, cap three-game sweep

Cubs send Reds to sixth straight loss, cap three-game sweep

Javier Baez hit a grand slam, Kris Bryant homered and the Chicago Cubs beat the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 Thursday to complete a three-game sweep. »RELATED: Reds part of first-ever MLB Facebook broadcast Chicago outscored Cincinnati 25-15 in the series and has 23 wins in its last 28 games against the Reds. Baez had three hits and a season-high five RBIs. He capped a five-run first inning against Amir...
High School Football: Crosstown Showdown schedule

High School Football: Crosstown Showdown schedule

Below is the schedule for the 20th Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown high school football event: FRIDAY, AUG. 18 • East Central (Ind.) at Lawrenceburg (Ind.), 7 p.m. • Highlands (Ky.) at Cooper (Ky.), 7:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 23 • Hughes at Deer Park, 7 p.m. THURSDAY, AUG. 24 • Taft at Mount Healthy, 7 p.m. • Aiken at Western Hills, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, AUG. 25 • Ross vs. Badin...
Tri-Village names new boys basketball coach

Tri-Village names new boys basketball coach

It’s on Andrew Bobalik to keep the Tri-Village High School boys basketball program humming. Patriots athletic director Brad Gray announced on Thursday that Bobalik has been hired to succeed super-successful Josh Sagester as the Patriots’ head coach. Bobalik was the head coach for the last two seasons at Hebron Lakewood in Licking County. A Cross County Conference member and anchored...
More than a dozen area recruits to be part of Crosstown Showdown

More than a dozen area recruits to be part of Crosstown Showdown

The lineup for the 20th Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown has been released, and the area’s college football prospects will be part of several matchups. Headlining of course is Jackson Carman, the five-star offensive lineman from Fairfield who is the top prospect in the state of Ohio. He and teammate Malik Vann, a four-star defensive end committed to Cincinnati, will at home Aug. 25 against Centerville...
Report: Crazy series of injuries knock Greeneview grad Evan Bradds out of NBA tryout

Report: Crazy series of injuries knock Greeneview grad Evan Bradds out of NBA tryout

Former Greeneview High School standout Evan Bradds’ pre-draft tryout Wednesday with the Indiana Pacers was cut short by a pair of injuries, according to a report in The Tennessean. Bradds, a 6-foot-7 forward who just completed his college career at Belmont University, suffered a broken nose after taking an elbow to the faced. He continued to play in the tryout with other college prospects...
Meet the Dayton Dragons: Tyler Stephenson, catcher

Meet the Dayton Dragons: Tyler Stephenson, catcher

Who: Tyler Robert Stephenson Position: Catcher Number: 9 Personal: R/R; 6-4, 225 pounds Born: Aug. 16, 1996 (20) Birthplace: Atlanta High school: Kennesaw Mountain, Ga. Drafted: Round 1 by Reds, 2015. Notable: Only the Reds’ fifth catcher drafted in first round and first since Yasmani Grandal in 2010. Committed to Georgia Tech but signed with Reds instead. Limited with Dragons last season due...
Cincinnati Reds to be part of first Facebook game broadcast Friday

Cincinnati Reds to be part of first Facebook game broadcast Friday

Major League Baseball is hoping to use Facebook to reach more fans, and the Cincinnati Reds will be part of their first try. Facebook announced Thursday the Reds-Rockies game at 7:10 p.m. Friday at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati will be the first of 20 live game broadcasts on the social media network this summer. “It’s really important for us in terms of experimenting with a new...
Army-Navy game to remain on WHIO-TV for another decade

Army-Navy game to remain on WHIO-TV for another decade

CBS Sports, the United States Military Academy and the Naval Academy announced Thursday an agreement to continue their broadcast partnership for the famed football game between the two institutions through 2028. That means the game will continue to be on WHIO-TV locally. It has been held on the second Saturday of December for the past eight years, capping the college football regular season. &ldquo...
Domata Peko says he left Cincinnati for better chance at championship

Domata Peko says he left Cincinnati for better chance at championship

Domata Peko says the desire to win a Super Bowl was among his motivations for leaving the Cincinnati Bengals to sign with the Denver Broncos earlier this year. “In Cincy, we were kind of always talking about, ‘Oh, I want to win a playoff game. I want to win a playoff game,’” Peko told the Broncos’ team website. “But over here, we’re talking about winning championships...
Anthony Grant a mentor for Dayton assistant coach

Anthony Grant a mentor for Dayton assistant coach

James Kane settled on a place to live in Dayton on Tuesday after weeks in hotels. He continues to work his way through a stack of eight boxes in his office at the Cronin Center. Decorating can wait. Kane hasn’t even had time to explore the Dayton dining scene in first weeks as an assistant coach with the Dayton Flyers. “The only restaurants I know of are Milano’s, Coco’s and...
Sports Today: MLB replay fails Reds again, Cavaliers roll in Eastern Conference finals opener

Sports Today: MLB replay fails Reds again, Cavaliers roll in Eastern Conference finals opener

Sports pretty much sucked last night.  The playoff games in the NBA and NHL were both laughers, and the Reds had another starter rocked early in a game.  Cincinnati showed some resiliency, though, hanging around to go into the ninth inning down just 7-5 in Chicago. That turned out to be the final, although the game could still be going on if not for a ridiculous overturn of a play...
Springfield’s Scott delivers in D-I district when needed most

Springfield’s Scott delivers in D-I district when needed most

Quincy Scott knew what not to do with one final long jump remaining and a postseason championship on the line: Don’t lose it. “I tried not to freak out,” said Scott, Springfield High School’s talented junior, following a clutch final leap that clinched the long jump during Wednesday’s Division I district track and field meet at Wayne High School. “I’ve been...
Cozart extends Wrigley streak, but Reds lose fifth straight

Cozart extends Wrigley streak, but Reds lose fifth straight

Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber drove in two runs apiece, and the Chicago Cubs handed the sloppy Cincinnati Reds their season-high fifth straight loss with a 7-5 victory on Wednesday night. Kyle Hendricks (3-2) pitched six effective innings and drove in a run as Chicago improved to 22-5 in its last 27 games against Cincinnati. Ben Zobrist reached three times with two hits and a walk in his return...
H.S. Results for 5/17: Lyons leads SE in sectional final

H.S. Results for 5/17: Lyons leads SE in sectional final

Andrew Lyons tossed six innings of shutout baseball and drove in a pair of runs to pace Southeastern in a 4-0 win over Tri-Village in a Division IV sectional final on Wednesday. Lyons finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI at the plate. Hayden McKee went 2-for-3 with a double and RBI and Wesley Earles drove in a run and added a shutout inning in support for SE. Jonny Wilson, who struck out nine...
Springfield High’s Scott wins district long jump

Springfield High’s Scott wins district long jump

Springfield High School junior Quincy Scott knew what not to do with one final long jump remaining and a district championship on the line: Don’t lose it. “I tried not to freak out,” said Scott following a clutch final leap that clinched the long jump during Wednesday’s Division I district track and field meet at Wayne. “I’ve been in situations like that before...

Baseball: Anna edges Northeastern for sectional title

The Anna Rockets walked off against the Northeastern Jets in the Division III sectional final, winning 13-12 on Wednesday. The Rockets scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh, culminating with Derek Coverstone scoring the winning run on a wild pitch. The last inning was hectic, and Coverstone was cemented into the chaos during the height of the game’s intensity. Coverstone was on second...
Hartsock: Patience pays off for Flyers coaching staff

Hartsock: Patience pays off for Flyers coaching staff

Well, what do you know Flyer fans, the sky isn’t falling after all. In the six weeks since Anthony Grant took over as the head coach at his alma mater, there has been a lot of online chatter and a number of you have personally reached out to me with thoughts on the future of the program. Grant convinced three of Archie Miller’s five recruits to keep their commitments. The big loss seemed...
Check out what UD Arena was supposed to look like when it was first designed

Check out what UD Arena was supposed to look like when it was first designed

The University of Dayton Arena is a great place to watch a basketball game. It’s also a unique structure, not exactly one of a kind but not much like anything else in the country. What if it didn’t have those famous wings, though? Or no cramped corners. Maybe a higher roof overhead? Former Flyers coach Don Donoher shared some of the original plans for the arena from when it was built in...
Bengals sign fourth-round draft pick

Bengals sign fourth-round draft pick

The Bengals today announced the signing of fourth-round pick Josh Malone, a wide receiver from the University of Tennessee, to a four-year contract. Malone, the eighth of 11 draft picks to sign, was the 128th overall pick in the NFL Draft. RELATED: Ogbuehi eager to participate in OTAs for first time Malone (6-foot-3, 208 pounds), caught 104 passes for 1,608 yards and 14 touchdowns in three seasons...
Milton-Union names new boys basketball coach

Milton-Union names new boys basketball coach

Milton-Union High School has chosen Mitch Westerheide as its boys basketball coach. He succeeds Mike Piatt, who coached the Bulldogs last season only. A Fort Loramie native, Westerheide was an assistant at Edison State Community College in Piqua this past season. He also has been a boys assistant coach at Graham and Fort Loramie high schools. It’s at least the third boys coaching change since...
WATCH: Here’s a free hitting lesson from Pete Rose

WATCH: Here’s a free hitting lesson from Pete Rose

Cincinnati Reds great Pete Rose has 4,256 major-league hits and at least that many opinions.  When the Hit King gets to talking about baseball, there’s not much better.  Take for example this segment from FOX Sports’ “MLB Whiparound” in which Rose talks about his approach at the plate, including the perfect plane for a solid swing.  Bonus: Frank Thomas explains...
Bengals Ogbuehi eager to participate in OTAs for first time

Bengals Ogbuehi eager to participate in OTAs for first time

When the Cincinnati Bengals hit the field for organized team activities next week, the rookies won’t be the only ones experiencing something new. Left tackle Cedric Ogbuehi is heading into his third season, but this will be his first offseason. The 2015 first-round pick missed all of the spring and summer work as a rookie due to a torn ACL in his final college game, and a sports hernia derailed...
NBA draft lottery: Potential landing spots for Frankin’s Luke Kennard

NBA draft lottery: Potential landing spots for Frankin’s Luke Kennard

Now that the NBA draft lottery has been held, we have a better idea of where Franklin High School grad Luke Kennard might end up. Maybe. A survey of four different mock draft finds four different potential destinations for the former Duke star, who declared for the draft after two seasons in Durham. CBS Sports has him in the lottery, going to the Detroit Piston at No. 12. Draft Express pegged him...
Dayton Flyers: A glance at the 5-man recruiting class

Dayton Flyers: A glance at the 5-man recruiting class

Archie Miller always knew the 2017 recruiting class would be crucial to the Dayton Flyers. He knew they were losing four seniors who would be hard to replace. “We know it’s an important one,” Miller said last August before UD had any commitments. “I think it’s going to be one of our bigger ones.” By the time Miller left for Indiana in March, Dayton had...
Sports Today: Recruiting pickups for OSU and UD, Cubs crush Reds pitching, NBA draft lottery, etc.

Sports Today: Recruiting pickups for OSU and UD, Cubs crush Reds pitching, NBA draft lottery, etc.

Tuesday was a big 24 hours for recruiting as the flagship teams at Ohio State and Dayton both scored new players.  First, Urban Meyer added to his 2018 football recruiting class with the verbal commitment of Dallas Gant, a four-star linebacker from Toledo St. John’s.  Gant is expected to be able to play any of the three linebacker spots when he gets to Columbus, and his commitment...
Arcanum distance runners driven to succeed

Arcanum distance runners driven to succeed

Chance Klipstine’s Arcanum classmates delivered a message to the promising junior prior to this track and field season: no more spring vacation. Essentially recruited by the Trojans, Klipstine has evolved into a formidable middle distrance speedster. He offered an appreciative nod after anchoring Arcanum to a 4x800-meter relay win during Tuesday’s District III high school meet at Welcome...
WSU tuning in to tune up for huge baseball series vs. UIC

WSU tuning in to tune up for huge baseball series vs. UIC

The Wright State baseball players are spending the week leading up to the biggest series of the year with some binge watching. Or perhaps it would best be labeled “cringe watching.” On the heels of getting swept at Illinois-Chicago on Saturday — and on the cusp of needing to sweep the Flames this weekend to win the Horizon League regular-season title — the Raiders spent all...
Catholic Central’s Addie Engel goes the distance

Catholic Central’s Addie Engel goes the distance

Catholic Central freshman distance sensation Addie Engel doesn’t keep a weekly log of running miles and the idea of choosing her favorite event stumps her. Here’s a clue: it’ll take multiple laps. “I don’t know for sure,” said Engle when asked about her race favorite during Tuesday’s Division III district track and field meet at Welcome Stadium. “I don&rsquo...
Softball: ‘Golden’ moment sends Shawnee past Kenton Ridge

Softball: ‘Golden’ moment sends Shawnee past Kenton Ridge

After letting a 5-0 lead slip away, the Shawnee Braves desperately needed a defensive stop. The game-tying run stood on third with no outs in the bottom of the seventh. The Braves, as it turned out, were Golden. »RELATED: High School results for May 16 »RELATED: State softball coaches poll “We worked on that play and we call it Gold,” Shawnee senior third baseman Claudia Spitzer...

H.S. Results for 5/16: Carlisle baseball tops Madison 10-4

In a Southwestern Buckeye League showdown, Carlisle emerged victorious, beating Madison, 10-4. Caleb Stewart earned the win on the mound for Carlisle, pitching three innings and striking out three. JJ Roberts, Reece Human, Jake Moore, Adam Goodpaster, Jake Glover, Caleb Stewart, Dane Flatter and Brandon Saylor all scored runs for Carlisle. Reid Davis had two runs in Madison’s losing effort....
Dayton Flyers pick up another 2017 recruit

Dayton Flyers pick up another 2017 recruit

Obadiah Toppin, a 6-foot-9 forward from Mount Zion Prep in Baltimore, Md., announced his commitment to the Dayton Flyers on Tuesday via Twitter. Toppin, who’s originally from Ossining, N.Y., visited Dayton in April. He also had offers from Rhode Island, Illinois and Mississippi State. Toppin is the second recruit of the Anthony Grant era, following point guard Jalen Crutcher, and the fifth...
Magic Johnson visit to Central State University is postponed

Magic Johnson visit to Central State University is postponed

UPDATE @ 10:32 p.m. (May 17): Earvin "Magic'' Johnson informed Central State late Wednesday that unexpected business will prevent him from visiting campus on Thursday.  A new date will be communicated at a later time, according to a statement the university released. Attendees of a Central State University donor event Thursday evening will be joined by one of the most recognized NBA...
Dayton Flyers’ Ryan Mikesell undergoes first surgery

Dayton Flyers’ Ryan Mikesell undergoes first surgery

Dayton Flyers forward Ryan Mikesell underwent successful surgery on his right hip Monday in Columbus, coach Anthony Grant said Tuesday. Mikesell, a St. Henry High School graduate who started 24 games and averaged 5.7 points as a sophomore, was diagnosed with impingements in both hips in April. “He’s already started the recovery and rehabilitation process,” Grant said. “He&rsquo...
Reds move Brandon Finnegan to 60-day DL, add 1B/OF from Royals

Reds move Brandon Finnegan to 60-day DL, add 1B/OF from Royals

The Cincinnati Reds announced Tuesday they have acquired Peter O’Brien from the Kansas City Royals. O’Brien, a right-handed hitting first baseman and outfielder, was sent to Triple-A Louisville. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Reds moved right-handed starting pitcher Brandon Finnegan to the 60-day disabled list. RELATED: Shoulder injury sends Finnegan to DL in mid-April...
Soft hands, fleet feet make Mixon a dual threat

Soft hands, fleet feet make Mixon a dual threat

Since arriving in Cincinnati the day after the Bengals drafted him in the second round, running back Joe Mixon has answered every question posed to him about his past in a cordial, albeit guarded, fashion. But after two weeks he seems looser now that the conversations are turning more toward football. And he grows noticeably more animated when the subject switches from rushing to something he...
High School Baseball state coaches poll: Is your team ranked?

High School Baseball state coaches poll: Is your team ranked?

Below are the top 10 teams in each division in the final Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Association poll for the 2017 season, with total points and first-place votes in parenthesis: DIVISION I 1. Massillon Jackson 250 (25) T2. Moeller 134 T2. Grove City 134 4. Butler 127 5. St. Xavier 115 6. Avon 108 7. Lakota West 102 8. Amherst Steele 94 9. Solon 91 10. Sylvania Northview 73 DIVISION II 1. Wapakoneta...
Bengals DT Atkins appears in NFL Network’s Top 100 rankings

Bengals DT Atkins appears in NFL Network’s Top 100 rankings

The NFL Network continued its countdown of the league’s Top 100 players Monday night, with Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins coming in at No. 68. Atkins led the Bengals last year with nine sacks, which were the most in the league among interior linemen. He also team highs in tackles for loss (13) and quarterback hits (26) and was voted to his fifth Pro Bowl. He is the first Bengals...
Bengals Pacman Jones pleads guilty to misdemeanor

Bengals Pacman Jones pleads guilty to misdemeanor

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones pleaded guilty Tuesday to obstructing official business as part of a plea deal resulting from his Jan. 3 arrest, according to our news partners at WCPO. As part of the deal, Hamilton County Court Judge Dwayne Mallory dropped the two other misdemeanors for assault and disorderly conduct. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters previously dropped a felony charge...
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