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Dayton Flyers, VCU poised for another A-10 showdown

Two seasons ago, Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller walked into the visiting locker room at Virginia Commonwealth’s Siegel Center and yelled, “Hell yeah, baby!” On Feb. 28, 2015, Dayton recorded what was then and what still is one of the most important victories of Miller’s tenure, knocking off No. 22 VCU 59-55 in Richmond with a seven-man roster. In the final five minutes of...
NBA’s last two defending champs both have plenty to work out

NBA’s last two defending champs both have plenty to work out

A funny thing is happening on the way to Cavs-Warriors III in the NBA Finals. Or maybe it’s not. We’re only in January, after all. Cleveland is in first place in the East and Golden State stands atop the Western Conference standings, but both teams have lately dealt with questions about whether or not they have fatal flaws. LeBron James made headlines late Monday night (and into Tuesday...
Tom Brady wonders why people care about his friendship with Donald Trump

Tom Brady wonders why people care about his friendship with Donald Trump

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady doesn't understand why anyone cares about his longstanding friendship with President Donald Trump. "Why does everybody make such a big deal? I don't understand it," he said Monday in an interview with WEEI. Trump told a crowd the night before Friday's inauguration that Brady called to congratulate him, The Associated Press reported. Among those...
Archie Miller credits ‘electric crowds’ for last two wins

Archie Miller credits ‘electric crowds’ for last two wins

Dayton Flyers coach Archie Miller looked back Monday on victories against Richmond and Saint Louis, talking with WHIO’s Larry Hansgen and fans during the coach’s show at Fricker’s on Woodman Drive. Here are some highlights: On the two wins last week: “It was a good week for us. Anytime you can come off the road with a two-game homestand, especially in conference play, you have...
Reds prospect Nick Senzel gets another honor after huge Dragons season

Reds prospect Nick Senzel gets another honor after huge Dragons season

In case you needed another indication Nick Senzel has a bright future, here you go: MLB.com rated the Cincinnati Reds’ most-recent No. 1 draft pick the second-best third-baseman prospect out there. The former Tennessee standout was already named the Reds’ best prospect by Baseball America after a super season with the Dayton Dragons last year. BA also named him the No. 1 prospect in the...
Ben Roethlisberger delivers ominous quotes about his football future

Ben Roethlisberger delivers ominous quotes about his football future

As long as the Steelers have the best quarterback in the AFC North, they figure to be contenders to win the division. But what if Ben Roethlisberger weren’t back in Gold and Black next season? Appearing on 93.7 The Fan radio in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, he said he is “going to take this offseason to evaluate, to consider all options.” After he said he would consider health and family...
Super Bowl 2017: 6 stats from Falcons-Patriots matchup

Super Bowl 2017: 6 stats from Falcons-Patriots matchup

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will play in Super Bowl LI, which Vegas oddsmakers are already predicting to be among the highest scoring on record. Fueling those predictions are the results of Sunday’s 44-21 NFC Championship win by the Falcons over the Green Bay Packers at the Georgia Dome and the Patriots’ 36-17 win over Pittsburgh in the AFC...
Erin Andrews diagnosed with cervical cancer during 2016 NFL season

Erin Andrews diagnosed with cervical cancer during 2016 NFL season

Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews tapped into the toughness of the athletes whom she covers on the field when she faced a cancer diagnosis during the 2016 NFL season. Andrews was diagnosed with cervical cancer in October 2016. The Fox Sports analyst said she was determined not to miss a single game, even though she required surgery. According to a MMQB interview, Andrews was adamant about not missing...
Cincinnati Bengals sign former Miami RedHawks linebacker

Cincinnati Bengals sign former Miami RedHawks linebacker

The Bengals on Tuesday signed free agent linebacker Bryson Albright, a Miami University product and Cincinnati native, to a Reserve/Future contract. Albright, a St. Xavier High School grad, will not be counted against the team’s active list until Feb. 6, the day after the Super Bowl. Albright (6-foot-5, 225 pounds) is classified as a first-year player. He spent the 2016 season with Buffalo after...
NCAA to provide March Madness preview in February

NCAA to provide March Madness preview in February

The NCAA will give college basketball teams and fans a sneak peak at the NCAA tournament field in a March Madness Bracket Preview Show on Feb. 11. For the first time, the NCAA will unveil the top 16 seeds, as they stand a month before Selection Sunday, during the season. It doesn’t mean those teams will remain ranked in the top 16. With a month of basketball still to play after the show, they...
Urban Meyer’s son announces he will be a UC Bearcat

Urban Meyer’s son announces he will be a UC Bearcat

It’s safe to say Urban and Shelley Meyer have some pretty good genes. Nate Meyer, the son of the Ohio State football coach, announced Monday night he is going to the University of Cincinnati to play baseball.  That makes three Division I athletes in three tries for the Meyers, who saw daughters Nicki and Gigi play volleyball at Georgia Tech and Florida Gulf Coast, respectively. Nate is...
Katie Levitre gets game ball for watching game in labor

Katie Levitre gets game ball for watching game in labor

Andy Levitre's wife, Katie, earned the game ball after sitting through the Falcons' 36-20 win over Seattle despite going through labor.
Super Bowl 2017: What time, what channel, live stream; Lady Gaga at halftime

Super Bowl 2017: What time, what channel, live stream; Lady Gaga at halftime

Everything about it is super – the teams, the atmosphere, the price for tickets. This Super Bowl – officially Super Bowl LI (51) – is coming in a couple of weeks and between then and now, you will hear all you like (and more) about the players, the teams, the commercials and Lady Gaga’s halftime performance. As for all the other details, here’s what you need to know about...
Falcons give game ball to player's wife who sat in stands while in labor

Falcons give game ball to player's wife who sat in stands while in labor

The Atlanta Falcons have the hottest offense in football. So can you blame any fan who doesn’t want to miss a single play? Put Falcons guard Andy Levitre’s wife, Katie, into that group. She went into labor right before the NFC Divisional Round game against the Seahawks. But she stayed in the stands for the entire game. For her dedication, Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Katie was given the...
Girls Basketball: McDavid scores 37 in Kenton Ridge win

Girls Basketball: McDavid scores 37 in Kenton Ridge win

Kenton Ridge’s girls basketball team is on the upswing as the regular season winds down and hopes to carry the momentum in the tournament. The Cougars ran away in the second half on Monday night to an 94-55 win over Greeneview in a nonconference game. It’s their fourth win in the last five games, and all of the victories have come by 20 or more points. “It gives us a little bit more...

H.S. Results for 1/23/17: Fairborn girls win at the buzzer

Fairborn’s Evelyn Oktavec hit a shot from near midcourt as the final buzzer sounded Monday, giving the Skyhawks a 57-56 high school girls basketball victory over Chaminade Julienne. Oktavec scored a career-high 23 points for Fairborn, which has won four of its last six. Khala Powell added 16 for the Skyhawks, Kaylie Cook 9. Girls Basketball Badin 61, Harrison 16: Shelby Nusbaum scored 14 points...
Report: Bengals Adam Jones to enter alcohol, anger management treatment

Report: Bengals Adam Jones to enter alcohol, anger management treatment

Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam Jones will enter alcohol and anger management treatment Wednesday, according to a report from WCPO. Jones decision to seek help comes one day after Cincinnati Police released video of his arrest, in which Jones is heard using repeated profanity toward officers and telling one of them 'I hope you die tomorrow.' Police on Monday released video from inside a police...
High School Boys Basketball Poll: Is your team ranked?

High School Boys Basketball Poll: Is your team ranked?

The top 10 teams in the Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right: DIVISION I 1, Cin. Moeller (20) 15-0 200 2, Newark 14-0 162 3, Pickerington Cent. 13-1 140 4, Tol. St. Francis 13-1 128 5, Massillon Jackson 12-1 111 6, Wooster 13-0 85 7, Lorain 10-2 45 8, N. Can. Hoover 12-2 34 9, Tol....
Arthur Blank to send all Falcons employees to Super Bowl

Arthur Blank to send all Falcons employees to Super Bowl

Atlanta Falcons franchise owner Arthur Blank plans to take all of the team's employees to Houston for the Super Bowl. The team employs about 500 people. No further details of Blank's plans were available on Monday, the day after the Falcons beat the Packers for the NFC championship. The Falcons will play the AFC champion New England Patriots in the Super Bowl on Feb. 5. Blank would not be the first...
Atlanta Falcons fan bawls after big win against Green Bay

Atlanta Falcons fan bawls after big win against Green Bay

The Atlanta Falcons are heading to Super Bowl LI, and one super fan just couldn't contain his emotions after the win Sunday. Jonathan Tarantino was watching the game with friends in his Atlanta apartment Sunday and couldn't contain his emotions after the Falcons' win against the Green Bay Packers. The Falcons defeated the Packers 44-21, securing their spot in the Super Bowl. "I've waited...
Barrett’s Heisman odds bullish with OSU offense under new management

Barrett’s Heisman odds bullish with OSU offense under new management

J.T. Barrett for Heisman? Folks at Bovada are bullish on the Texas native after he announced he will return for a fifth season in Columbus. In odds released Monday (which also happens to be Barrett’s 22nd birthday), Barrett trailed only Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield. Mayfield checked in at 11/2 with Barrett next at 6/1 – both ahead of 2016 winner Lamar Jackson, who will be back at...
Dalton replaces Brady in Pro Bowl

Dalton replaces Brady in Pro Bowl

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton will play in his third Pro Bowl after being named today as a replacement for New England’s Tom Brady, who will not play due to the Patriots advancing to Super Bowl LI. Dalton’s addition gives the Bengals five Pro Bowl selections, although wide receiver A.J. Green will not participate due to his hamstring injury. Defensive tackle Geno Atkins, defensive...
Johnny Manziel has Twitter advice for President Donald Trump

Johnny Manziel has Twitter advice for President Donald Trump

Johnny Manziel is back on the scene not just in time for the Super Bowl but also to help out our 45th president as he settles into the Oval Office.  The former Browns quarterback offered some important social media advice for President Donald J. Trump on Monday.  “Yo @POTUS even I know to stay away from the notifications section on twitter. (Expletive) will drive you crazy, lead the...
Pair of Dunbar juniors heating up on recruiting trail

Pair of Dunbar juniors heating up on recruiting trail

Looks like it was a good weekend for Dunbar High School’s Antwuan Johnson and Tavion Thomas. The Wolverine juniors both received scholarship offers from West Virginia. Cincinnati and Bowling Green also offered Thomas over the weekend after he received offers from Michigan State and Wisconsin last week. Thomas made the All-Ohio first team in Division IV last fall and is a Scout.com three-star...
Area schools wear orange to show support for West Liberty-Salem following shooting

Area schools wear orange to show support for West Liberty-Salem following shooting

Around the area, schools are looking to show their support for West Liberty-Salem following a shooting at the high school last week.  At Triad, kids wore orange to school Monday.  Players from Cedarville and Springfield Catholic Central wore orange wristbands when they played over the weekend.   The fifth-grade basketball team from Riverside wore ribbons on their jerseys, too. ...
Dayton men, women off to strong starts in A-10 play

Dayton men, women off to strong starts in A-10 play

The University of Dayton men's and women's basketball teams are 6-1 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Dayton is one of nine schools in the country with both its teams in first place. The Dayton men (15-4) have won three straight games and sit alone in first place after a 67-46 victory over Saint Louis on Sunday at UD Arena. The Dayton women (12-7) beat St. Joseph’s 64-59 in overtime Saturday at...
Smitherman leaves Stebbins for Xenia

Smitherman leaves Stebbins for Xenia

Trace Smitherman has resigned at Stebbins to accept the head football coaching position at Xenia High School. He was approved by the board of education on Monday night. He succeeds Bob DeLong , who resigned after last season following an eight-year run. In eight seasons Smitherman essentially revived the Stebbins program, which had languished in the bottom half of the Central...
5 things to know about Super Bowl LI

5 things to know about Super Bowl LI

The matchup for our 51st Super Bowl is set: The Atlanta Falcons will take on the New England Patriots in Houston on the first Sunday in February. You’ll have an opportunity to read thousands of things about both teams between now and the opening kickoff, but here are some quick basics to get it all started. Atlanta has been to one Super Bowl previously, losing to John Elway and the Broncos in...
Falcons, Patriots to face off in Super Bowl LI

Falcons, Patriots to face off in Super Bowl LI

The Falcons defeated the Green Bay Packers 44-21 on Sunday to win the NFC championship, earning their first trip to the Super Bowl since 1998. "We played great," said Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns. "We did exactly what we've been doing all year, and it feels really good." Meanwhile, the Patriots earned their NFL-record ninth berth in...
HIGHLIGHTS: Flyers grab sole possession of A-10 lead

HIGHLIGHTS: Flyers grab sole possession of A-10 lead

Top plays from Dayton's 67-46 win over St. Louis
Archie Miller: Cunningham intends to play this season

Archie Miller: Cunningham intends to play this season

Dayton Flyers sophomore forward Josh Cunningham continues to make progress in his rehabilitation. After a 67-46 victory over Saint Louis on Sunday at UD Arena, coach Archie Miller said Cunningham intends to play again this season. Cunningham hasn't played since tearing a ligament in his ankle in the second game of the season Nov. 15 at Alabama. This is his first season on the court with the...
Dayton’s Kyle Davis misses second straight game with injury

Dayton’s Kyle Davis misses second straight game with injury

The Dayton Flyers still haven't played a game at full strength this season, and they never will if you consider the loss of Steve McElvene, whose death in May robbed the team of its most dominant shot-blocking force. Dayton beat Saint Louis 67-46 on Sunday at UD Arena with senior guard Kyle Davis on the bench. He missed his second straight game with a sprained ankle and bruised foot. Coach Archie...
Wright State routs Oakland for third straight win

Wright State routs Oakland for third straight win

Wright State sophomore Parker Ernsthausen came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points Sunday as the Raiders routed Oakland 88-67. It was the third win a row for the Raiders (14-7, 4-3 Horizon League) as they avenged an 81-62 loss to the Grizzlies (15-6, 5-3) in December in the conference opener. Called on early after Steven Davis picked up his second foul less than three minutes into the game...
Dayton Flyers rout Saint Louis to move into first place by themselves

Dayton Flyers rout Saint Louis to move into first place by themselves

The Dayton Flyers routed Saint Louis 67-46 on Sunday at UD Arena to move into first place by themselves in the Atlantic 10. Richmond lost 82-77 to George Mason, and La Salle lost 90-52 to VCU. The Spiders and Explorers suffered their second A-10 losses. At 15-4 and 6-1, Dayton leads those two teams and VCU by a game. Star of the game: Scoochie Smith led the Flyers with 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting...
Dallas Stars take aim at Trump, post fake inauguration numbers on Jumbotron

Dallas Stars take aim at Trump, post fake inauguration numbers on Jumbotron

The operator of the Jumbotron for the Dallas Stars hockey team had a little fun at President Donald Trump’s expense during Saturday night’s game against the Washington Capitals, jabbing the new Republican administration over reportedly inflated inauguration crowd estimates. The Jumbotron announced “Tonight’s Attendance 1.5 Million,” clearly a lot more people than the...
Dayton Flyers take the court against Saint Louis

Dayton Flyers take the court against Saint Louis

John DiMatteo, of the security staff, greets the team on their walk to the court before a game against Saint Louis on Jan. 22, 2017.
MLB mourning the loss of Ventura, Marte in separate car crashes in Dominican Republic

MLB mourning the loss of Ventura, Marte in separate car crashes in Dominican Republic

Major League Baseball is mourning the loss of two players: Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former MLB third baseman Andy Marte. Both men were killed in separate car crashes in the Dominican Republic, the Associated Press reported. The fast-throwing, right-handed Ventura was from the Dominican Republic. He was 25. The Royals confirmed he was killed in a car accident Sunday morning. It...
Organizers cancel Springfield curling tournament

Organizers cancel Springfield curling tournament

A curling tournament that brought visitors from across the United States and Canada to Springfield has been cancelled. The Champion City Bonspiel, which was held last May at the NTPRD Chiller ice rink, 301 W. Main St. near Curl Troy curling club, won’t be held this year, according to a release on the organization’s website. The decision was made earlier this month for several reasons after...
Springfield lets double-digit lead slip away vs. No. 1 Moeller

Springfield lets double-digit lead slip away vs. No. 1 Moeller

Springfield nearly knocked off the state’s top Division I team on Saturday night but couldn’t hold on to a double-digit lead. The Wildcats built an 11-point lead in the third quarter only to see Moeller rally and capture a 54-51 win. Moeller went on a 19-8 run in the third and fourth quarters to tie the game and then pulled ahead for good. Springfield (11-2) had chances to recapture the...

H.S. Results for 1/21/17: Dunbar’s McConnell stars in road victory

Dunbar’s Caleb McConnell had a night to remember Saturday during a 73-52 boys basketball victory at Toledo Scott. The 6-foot-5 junior scored 28 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and handed out 7 assists for Dunbar (12-2). McConnell also dropped in five 3-point goals. Devon Baker added 14 points, Chris Jackson 12 for the Wolverines, who led, 25-10, after one quarter and 44-22 at halftime. Boys...
Wrestling: Depleted Graham falls to St. Ed’s

Wrestling: Depleted Graham falls to St. Ed’s

Graham High School wrestling coach Jeff Jordan knew taking down Lakewood St. Edward for the sixth year in a row was going to be tough under normal circumstances. Saturday night at Graham High School, however, was not normal circumstances. Late-week injuries to defending state champs Mitch Moore (132) and Rocky Jordan (152) altered some matchups and the Falcons fell 30-26. “You think we could&rsquo...
Raiders, Davis look to keep roll going vs. Oakland

Raiders, Davis look to keep roll going vs. Oakland

When Wright State takes on Oakland today at the Nutter Center, the Raiders will be hoping for a completely different performance from the first time the two teams met when the Grizzlies scored an 81-62 triumph in the Dec. 29 league opener. Fortunately for WSU, it has a player who is experienced in staging completely different performances. Senior forward Steven Davis rebounded...
College Basketball Preview: Oakland at Wright State

College Basketball Preview: Oakland at Wright State

Who: Oakland (15-5, 5-2) at Wright State (13-7, 4-3) When: 2 p.m. Sunday TV: ESPN3 Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Wright State leads 8-7, but Oakland has won five of the last six. Coaches: Scott Nagy is 13-7 at Wright State and 423-247 in 22 seasons overall. Greg Kampe, who is one of four active coaches with more than 500 wins at the same school, is 573-420 in his 33rd season with Oakland. Probable Wright...
High School Results for 1/20: Stivers boys win in overtime

High School Results for 1/20: Stivers boys win in overtime

The Stivers boys basketball team ended the game with five unanswered points to edge Belmont 54-51 in overtime on Friday night. Tony Boddie led the way with 23 points and Trevon Ellis added nine, including the tying basket and go-ahead free throw in OT. Miles Clark hit a pair of foul shots with two seconds to play that iced the game for Stivers (8-6). Zach Tech topped Belmont (6-8) with 13 points....
Springfield celebrates Davis’ birthday with win

Springfield celebrates Davis’ birthday with win

It may have been Danny Davis’ birthday on Friday night, but he did the gift giving. Davis gave Springfield fans a performance to remember in the Wildcats’ 70-64 win over Fairmont. He scored 26 points, including a dunk in the last minute to help secure the victory. But as important as his scoring was, Springfield coach Isaiah Carson said his defensive performance against Fairmont&rsquo...
H.S. basketball: Catholic Central throttles Cedarville

H.S. basketball: Catholic Central throttles Cedarville

By the end of the first quarter Friday night, the net Catholic Central was shooting through might have been hot to the touch. Seven 3-pointers and 29 points created a lot of friction. When it was time to cool off at the quarter break the Irish had a 25-point lead on the way to a 68-41 Ohio Heritage Conference victory over Cedarville. “That’s something we don’t normally do,&rdquo...
What to watch this weekend in sports

What to watch this weekend in sports

The NFL’s conference championship games are this weekend, but that’s not all.  Here is what you’ll want to watch this weekend in sports:  Archie Miller’s crew plays host to Saint Louis at 2 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.  No. 2 Louisville is at No. 10 Florida State on ESPN at 2 p.m.  At 4, flip it over to CBS to see No. 14 Arizona play at No. 3 UCLA, and at...
March Forecast I: Where the Dayton Flyers stand in race to March Madness

March Forecast I: Where the Dayton Flyers stand in race to March Madness

It’s never to early to think about the NCAA tournament. Seven weeks before Selection Sunday, here’s a rundown of where the Dayton Flyers (14-4) stand in the minds of the experts as they seek a school record fourth straight trip to the big dance. With an RPI of 26, Dayton’s chances look good at this point, but its shortage of top-50 wins could hurt it if it stumbles in the A-10 too...
Bengals sign kicker Brown

Bengals sign kicker Brown

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said there will be an open competition for the kicking job in 2017, and the team announced the first participant in that battle today with the signing of Jonathan Brown to a Reserves/Future contract. Brown originally joined the Bengals in May as an undrafted college free agent, but he suffered a foot injury in spring workouts that landed him on Injured Reserve...
Falcons player’s wife goes into labor during playoff win

Falcons player’s wife goes into labor during playoff win

Chipper Jones wasn’t the only Atlanta sports figure anxiously awaiting the birth of a child. Falcons offensive guard Andy Levitre and his wife, Katie, were also expecting a birth.  As the Falcons played the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday in the NFC Divisional playoff game, Katie Levitre went into labor while watching the game at the Georgia Dome.  >> Read more trending...
Recruiting roundup: Nick Saban hits area, Danny Davis connects with Wisconsin, MSU moving on Dunbar, etc.

Recruiting roundup: Nick Saban hits area, Danny Davis connects with Wisconsin, MSU moving on Dunbar, etc.

When you play football as well as we do in the Miami Valley, colleges are bound to want some of your players.  Here’s a look at some of the latest developments on the recruiting front.    A 247Sports composite four-star, Davis is the top-rated senior in the area who has not verbally committed.  Earlier this week, he told Rivals.com he is essentially down to the Badgers, Cincinnati...
What if the Bengals are better off rebuilding than trying to win now?

What if the Bengals are better off rebuilding than trying to win now?

Yesterday we considered the idea the Cincinnati Bengals are closer to being contenders than needing to rebuild. Today we look at the flip side. Here are five reasons, some fairly factual and others a matter of perception, the Bengals are closer to bottoming out than going back to the playoffs: Even if free agents Andrew Whitworth, Kevin Zeitler and T.J. Johnson are re-signed, there’s no...
HS Basketball: Springfield will take a shot at top-ranked Moeller

HS Basketball: Springfield will take a shot at top-ranked Moeller

Springfield will be looking to do what Alter couldn’t last week, beat undefeated and top-ranked Cincinnati Moeller. Alter fell 60-46 to Moeller in the 8th Annual Kevin C. Barnhill Coaches Showcase at Little Miami High School in Morrow last Saturday. The matchup of Greater Catholic League boys high school basketball powers was part of a fund-raiser for a memorial scholarship and Community Outreach...

H.S. Results for 1/19/17: Versailles girls rally to claim MAC lead

A furious fourth-quarter rally by Versailles earned the Tigers a 51-43 high school girls basketball victory over Fort Recovery in Thursday night’s battle for sole possession of first place in the Midwest Athletic Conference. Fort Recovery (9-2 overall, 3-1 MAC) led by as many as 11 in the third quarter, and 41-40 with 3:04 remaining in the game. That is when Versailles (13-1, 5-0) took over...
Perfect streak continues for Wright State junior forward Smith

Perfect streak continues for Wright State junior forward Smith

One of the most valuable types of players a basketball coach can have is one who doesn’t miss. And Katrina Merriweather feels fortunate to have such a player in her first year at the helm of the Wright State program. Sure, Lexi Smith misses some shots. Almost half of them to be exact. But it’s not her team-leading field goal percentage that is worth the most to Merriweather. It’s...
Football title games move to new Canton stadium for 2017-18

Football title games move to new Canton stadium for 2017-18

A three-year run of the high school football state championships at Ohio Stadium in Columbus officially ended on Thursday when the Ohio High School Athletic Association announced the games would be played at the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton in 2017-18. The OHSAA board of directors unanimously voted 9-0 during its January meeting to relocate the games back to Stark County. Title games...
Kyle Davis won’t play Thursday for Dayton Flyers

Kyle Davis won’t play Thursday for Dayton Flyers

Dayton Flyers senior guard Kyle Davis won’t play Thursday against Richmond at UD Arena. He sprained his ankle and bruised his foot Saturday in the second half of a victory at Duquesne, and Archie Miller said Tuesday he would be a game-time decision. Davis has played in Dayton’s last 93 games. He hasn’t missed a game since his freshman season. Davis is the fourth Dayton starter to...
High School Basketball: Shawnee bounces back after slow start

High School Basketball: Shawnee bounces back after slow start

What may have depressed Shawnee’s boys basketball team a month ago now serves as motivation. The Braves struggled to a 1-7 start and had a couple of close losses. Shawnee coach Chris McGuire saw his players look dejected a number of times during that stretch, but after a two-point loss to Fairborn last Saturday, he saw something different. “They were ready to bounce back,” McGuire...
Reds trade starting pitcher: 5 things to know