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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

Reds trade starting pitcher: 5 things to know

Two surprising things happened Thursday in baseball. The Reds traded away a starting pitcher, and their general manager admitted it was something of a risk. Here are five things to know about Cincinnati’s decision to send Dan Straily to the Miami Marlins for three prospects. 1. GM Dick Williams said the trade had been percolating for quite some time, but he did not initially think it would happen...
5 reasons the Bengals should believe they’re close to contending again

5 reasons the Bengals should believe they’re close to contending again

The Bengals missed the playoffs for the first time since 2010, but coach Marvin Lewis has indicated he feels the team is not in need of a total reboot. Here are five reasons he’s right: 1. With the ninth pick in the draft, they should get an impact player. The Bengals haven’t gotten a lot out of the draft in the past couple of years, in part because of injuries but also because they haven&rsquo...
College Basketball: Mitchell making things happen for Wright State

College Basketball: Mitchell making things happen for Wright State

When Wright State coach Scott Nagy scoured the boxscore after his team rallied from 11 points down to beat Wisconsin-Milwaukee 70-67 Saturday, there were a couple of numbers that caught him by surprise. Not only did junior guard Justin Mitchell have a double-double, and not only were his 21 points and 12 rebounds game highs, they were career highs. “I was a little shocked by both,” Nagy...
College Basketball Preview: Detroit at Wright State

College Basketball Preview: Detroit at Wright State

Who: Detroit (4-14, 2-4) at Wright State (12-7, 3-3) When: 7 p.m. Friday TV: ESPN3 Radio: 106.5-FM Series: Wright State leads 28-26 and has won six of the last seven, including an 85-72 triumph at Detroit on Dec. 31, 2016. Coaches: Scott Nagy is 12-7 at Wright State and 422-247 in 22 seasons overall. Detroit alum Bacari Alexander is 4-14 in his first season as Titans head coach following six seasons...
Pitch counts approved for high school baseball in Ohio

Pitch counts approved for high school baseball in Ohio

The Ohio High School Athletic Association announced its maximum allowed pitch counts for baseball pitchers on Thursday. This was in response to a mandate by the National Federation of State High School Associations last year that each state do so prior to the upcoming spring season. “We have met that goal,” OHSAA assistant commissioner Jerry Snodgrass said...
Johnny Manziel: Reports of super-sized Super Bowl selfie prices false

Johnny Manziel: Reports of super-sized Super Bowl selfie prices false

Johnny Manziel wants to set the record straight apparently. After reports made the rounds he will be at the Super Bowl next month in Houston signing autographs and charging exorbitant fees for the opportunity to take pictures with him, the former Browns quarterback took to Twitter to give his side of the story.  Manziel is a native Texan who won the Heisman Trophy at Texas A&M. Controversy...
Rockets' James Harden surprises fan celebrating 100th birthday

Rockets' James Harden surprises fan celebrating 100th birthday

The Houston Rockets’ James Harden had a great night on the court, but it’s what he did after the game that has fans cheering. After scoring 38 points in a 111-92 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks, Harden headed to the stands, where he signed a ball for a very special fan, a woman celebrating her 100th birthday. Harden presented her the ball and sat down to speak to her briefly, according...
ICYMI: Ohio State beat Nebraska in epic (silly) fashion last night

ICYMI: Ohio State beat Nebraska in epic (silly) fashion last night

Ohio State might yet have a forgettable basketball season, but the Buckeyes earned a memorable win over Nebraska on Wednesday night.  The Buckeyes trailed at the half, rallied to take the lead but still looked headed for defeat in Lincoln.  Then a Cornhusker defender fell down and Marc Loving scored the game-winning points on an uncontested layup.  Ohio State won its second game in...
Dayton Flyers want a white-out at UD Arena on Thursday

Dayton Flyers want a white-out at UD Arena on Thursday

The Dayton Flyers are urging fans to wear white for a 7 p.m. Thursday game against Richmond at UD Arena. Senior Joey Gruden and sophomore Ryan Mikesell starred in a video for the Red Scare student section on Wednesday. A victory by the Flyers (13-4, 4-1) would give them a share of first place with Richmond (11-6, 5-0). The game has added importance because the teams play only once in the regular season...
Reds trade starting pitcher

Reds trade starting pitcher

The Cincinnati Reds made a somewhat surprising move Thursday morning by sending Dan Straily to the Miami Marlins for three prospects.  The players headed to Cincinnati are pitchers Louis Castillo and Austin Brice along with outfielder Isaiah White.  Baseball America recently ranked Castillo as the No. 2 prospect in the Marlins organization.  Although club officials have indicated nearly...

H.S. Results for 1/18/17: Centerville girls win a thriller

Centerville’s Meghan Mattingly calmly sank the front end of a double bonus free throw opportunity with 0.4 seconds remaining in the second overtime Wednesday night, lifting Centerville to a heart-stopping 51-50 victory over Lebanon in Greater Western Ohio Conference girls basketball. Mattingly’s free throw, the last of her 9 points, allowed the Elks (11-4) to win their sixth in a row....
Hal McCoy Ozzie Smith says Concepcion belongs in HOF

Hal McCoy Ozzie Smith says Concepcion belongs in HOF

Jim Jabir back on court as a men’s coach in Denmark

Jim Jabir back on court as a men’s coach in Denmark

Four months after he stepped down as coach of the Dayton Flyers, citing health reasons, Jim Jabir has returned to coaching. Jabir is the interim coach for SISU Copenhagen, a men’s professional team in Denmark. He will coach his first home game with the team on Friday. Jabir coached Dayton for 13 seasons and has spent his entire career on the women’s side. In an interview posted to YouTube...
Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Willie McCovey pardoned by president

Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Willie McCovey pardoned by president

Baseball Hall of Famer and All-Star slugger Willie Covey was one of 64 people pardoned by President Barack Obama this week, decades after conviction on tax evasion charges.
Another Bengals player added to Pro Bowl

Another Bengals player added to Pro Bowl

For the second time in as many days the Cincinnati Bengals have had a player added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster with today’s announcement that left tackle Andrew Whitworth will replace Oakland’s Donald Penn. Defensive tackle Carlos Dunlap was added as a replacement for Houston’s Jadeveon Clowney on Tuesday. Whitworth, who was a first alternate, will be making his third Pro Bowl appearance...
6 numbers explain why the Cincinnati Bengals had a losing season

6 numbers explain why the Cincinnati Bengals had a losing season

The NFL’s playoffs are ongoing… and the Bengals are still not part of them. A few numbers can help us understand how Cincinnati was left out in 2016 after making five straight trips to the postseason, and a couple more give hints about what they might do about it. Later this week we will look at whether 2016 left them closer to playoff contenders or candidates to be rebuilt. For all the...
Lady Gaga teases Super Bowl performance with behind the scenes video

Lady Gaga teases Super Bowl performance with behind the scenes video

On Feb. 5, Lady Gaga will take the stage during the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Less than three weeks before the championship game, Pepsi, who is sponsoring the halftime show, released a teaser video of the pop superstar as she prepares for her performance.   >> Read more trending stories   In the behind the scenes video, Gaga can be seen at other appearances, and clips show...
Jablonski: Surprising news regarding Jim Jabir coaching in Europe

Jablonski: Surprising news regarding Jim Jabir coaching in Europe

Former Dayton coach returns to coaching four months after resignation.
High School Wrestling: Graham, St. Ed duel to become ‘king of the state’

High School Wrestling: Graham, St. Ed duel to become ‘king of the state’

Before going after its fifth consecutive Ohio High School Athletic Association team title, the Graham wrestling team is looking to defend its claim as the top program in Ohio regardless of division. The Falcons welcome St. Edward at 7 p.m. Saturday in a dual between the top team in Division II (Graham) and Division I. St. Edward is ranked third and Graham fifth nationally by Intermat. “The dual...
Dayton Flyers recruit becomes school’s all-time leading scorer

Dayton Flyers recruit becomes school’s all-time leading scorer

McKinley Wright, one of the four players in Dayton’s 2017 recruiting class, became Champlin Park (Minn.) High School’s all-time leading scorer Tuesday. Wright, a 6-foot point guard, scored 22 points in a victory over Elk River. With his 1,392nd point, he passed Champlin Park alum J.T. Gibson. Wright is the second UD recruit in the class of 2017 to set his school’s scoring record...
Michigan State snags commitment from Dayton prep standout

Michigan State snags commitment from Dayton prep standout

Dunbar four-star prospect Joseph Scates has gotten his recruiting decision out of the way early. The Wolverines junior announced Tuesday night he is going to Michigan State. “I just want to take this time to thank god for blessing me with the ability and talent to have a chance at the next level,” he wrote.  Per 247sports composite rankings, Scates is rated the No. 25 wide receiver...
Girls Basketball State Poll: Is your team ranked?

Girls Basketball State Poll: Is your team ranked?

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school girls basketball teams in the Associated Press polls, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1. Newark (12) 14-0 190 2. Mason (6) 11-1 179 3. Lakota West (2) 13-1 171 4. Tol. Start 11-1 132 5. Solon 9-2 100 6. Brush 12-1 92 7. Eastlake North 9-1 56 (tie) Reynoldsburg...
LeBron James sneakers available at auction for more than $4k

LeBron James sneakers available at auction for more than $4k

LeBron James fans might be able to get their hands on a pair of his sneakers, but it's going to cost a lot more than the standard Foot Locker price.

H.S. Results for 1/17: Franklin boys avoid upset

Konnor Black scored all of his game-high 14 points in the second half Tuesday as Franklin remained unbeaten in the Southwestern Buckeye League boys basketball by fending off upset-minded Eaton, 58-57. Payton Knott added 11 for Franklin (11-1 overall, 6-0 SWBL), which missed a free throw with 3 seconds to play. Eaton (5-9, 0-5) rebounded and got off a final shot, which missed at the buzzer. Trevor...
Shawnee beats former conference rival Stebbins

Shawnee beats former conference rival Stebbins

Stebbins may be in a new conference but still couldn’t figure out Shawnee on Tuesday night. The Braves beat their old conference foe 54-47 with strong defensive play and timely shooting. It’s a familiar result for Stebbins, which left the Central Buckeye Conference last summer to join the Greater Western Ohio Conference. Though the Indians (8-5) had beaten three other CBC teams in nonconference...
Dayton Flyers coach Green shocked by Northwestern player’s death

Dayton Flyers coach Green shocked by Northwestern player’s death

Dayton Flyers coach Shauna Green will attend a visitation service for Northwestern player Jordan Hankins on Thursday in Indianapolis. Hankins, a sophomore guard who appeared in 11 games this season, died Jan. 9. Her body was found in her dorm room. Her death was ruled a suicide. Green was an assistant coach at Northwestern last season and got to know Hankins well. “It still hasn’t really...
UD Arena ranks among nation’s top venues

UD Arena ranks among nation’s top venues

Writers at Scout.com’s Stadium Journey ranked the stadium experiences at 761 venues across the nation in 2016, and UD Arena finished in the top five percent, No. 37 to be exact. “Among the impressive college basketball history, incredible game atmospheres, and enjoyable and affordable fan experience, Dayton’s UD Arena should be on any college basketball fan’s radar for an upcoming...
Shauna Green says Dayton Flyers turned the corner over winter break

Shauna Green says Dayton Flyers turned the corner over winter break

With a new coach at the helm and not much time to get used to her system, the Dayton Flyers faced a tall challenge in the opening month of the season, and from a win-loss standpoint, it proved to be too tall. Shauna Green started her UD career with a 3-6 record. That’s where the Flyers stood on Dec. 9 after a 76-72 loss at home to Toledo. They were 1-3 at UD Arena at that point. The break for...
NBA considers changing game over millennials’ short attention spans

NBA considers changing game over millennials’ short attention spans

“It’s something that I know all of sports are looking at right now, and that is the format of the game and the length of time it takes to play the game,” Silver said to ESPN.com’s Tom Hamilton. “Obviously people, particularly millennials, have increasingly short attention spans, so it’s something as a business we need to pay attention to,” he added.
Brawl breaks out during college basketball game in Memphis

Brawl breaks out during college basketball game in Memphis

 Police said no ambulances were called to the scene nor was a police report filed.  No one was taken into custody.  Both colleges are investigating. 
Pair of Wright State players selected in MLS Draft

Pair of Wright State players selected in MLS Draft

The Horizon League champion Wright State soccer team has produced a pair of MLS draft picks. The Seattle Sounders chose Jake Stovall in the third round while the Colorado Rapids picked Peguy Ngatcha in the fourth round. Stovall is from Centerville and was an All-Horizon League first-teamer while Ngatcha was the HL Player of the Year and named the conference’s best offensive player after tying...
Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap picked to replace Clowney at Pro Bowl

Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap picked to replace Clowney at Pro Bowl

Carlos Dunlap has been named to his second Pro Bowl. The Bengals defensive end was chosen Tuesday as a replacement for the Texans Jadeveon Clowney, who is out because of an injury. Dunlap, who had eight sacks and led the Bengals with three forced fumbles in 2016, led the team in passes defended (15), something no defensive lineman had ever done. “Being a two-time Pro Bowler is something I would...
Taylor Decker, Joe Thuney represent Dayton area on PFWA all-rookie team

Taylor Decker, Joe Thuney represent Dayton area on PFWA all-rookie team

A pair of Pro Football Writers Association top-rated NFL rookies played their high school football in the Miami Valley. Taylor Decker of the Lions and Joe Thuney of the Patriots both made PFWA’s All-Rookie team. The offensive linemen prepped at Vandalia Butler and Alter, respectively. Decker is among four Ohio State players to make the team, joining Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, Saints...
Ohio State AD Gene Smith joining College Football Playoff committee

Ohio State AD Gene Smith joining College Football Playoff committee

Ohio State director of athletics Gene Smith will be part of the College Football Playoff committee for the next three years. Also joining the group tasked with picking the four teams that play for the national championship are former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer and Robert Morris president Chris Howard. “This is a tremendous honor and privilege to be appointed to this committee,” Smith...
Shauna Green: Dayton Flyers continued to believe after slow start

Shauna Green: Dayton Flyers continued to believe after slow start

Dayton has won eight of its last nine games since a 3-6 start.
Which Ohio State Buckeyes made NFL.com’s early draft top 50?

Which Ohio State Buckeyes made NFL.com’s early draft top 50?

Prior to the post-college all-star games and the NFL combine, NFL.com released its top 50 prospects for the NFL draft. The list includes four Ohio State players: Safety Malik Hooker is the No. 2 overall prospect while cornerback Marshon Lattimore is No. 3. The Buckeyes’ other starting cornerback, Gareon Conley, is rated No. 29 while receiver Curtis Samuel is No. 41. Texas A&M defensive end/linebacker...
Archie Miller on Richmond: 'They're playing with confidence'

Archie Miller on Richmond: 'They're playing with confidence'

The Spiders, the lone remaining unbeaten team in A-10 play, visit UD Arena on Thursday.
Steelers still threatening to ruin another NFL postseason

Steelers still threatening to ruin another NFL postseason

Bengals and Browns fans can be forgiven if they are annoyed to see Pittsburgh getting ready to play in another AFC Championship Game. The Steelers are moving on in the playoffs despite not being able to score touchdowns, avoid illegal hits or keep their locker room to themselves.  1. The foot of Chris Boswell supplied all their points last week at Kansas City.  Their 18-16 win was the first...
Green Bay’s winning kick had consequences for Super Bowl ticket market

Green Bay’s winning kick had consequences for Super Bowl ticket market

The Cowboys weren’t the only losers in Texas last weekend. According to ESPN, Super Bowl ticket sellers also took a hit Sunday when Green Bay beat Dallas on a last-second field goal. Before Sunday’s playoff game, the cheapest ticket to Super Bowl LI on StubHub was $4,195. Shortly after the Cowboys were defeated 34-31 on a field goal as time ran out, the get-in price was down 20 percent...
High School Boys Basketball State Poll: Is your team ranked?

High School Boys Basketball State Poll: Is your team ranked?

Below are the top 10 teams in this week’s Associated Press Ohio high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record and total points: DIVISION I 1, Moeller (25) 13-0 250 2, Newark 13-0 193 3, Pickerington Cent. 11-1 164 4, Lorain 8-1 120 5, Tol. St. Francis 10-1 114 6, Upper Arlington 11-1 104...
5 Flyin’ to the Hoop highlights you might have missed

5 Flyin’ to the Hoop highlights you might have missed

Another fun weekend of high school hoops at Trent Arena is in the books as the 2017 Flyin’ to the Hoop came to a conclusion Monday. Here are some of the top moments in case you weren’t able to keep track of them all: The five-star shooting guard and son of the man once known as “Shaq of the MAC” put on a show for Prolific Prep. He scored 33 points Monday as the California school...
40 percent of the NFL Rookie of the Year candidates are from Ohio State

40 percent of the NFL Rookie of the Year candidates are from Ohio State

Ohio State alumni Ezekiel Elliott of the Cowboys and Joey Bosa of the Chargers are among the five players nominated for the NFL’s Rookie of the Year Award.  Elliott is joined by Dallas teammate Dak Prescott.  No Ohio State players have won the award from the NFL since it began in 2002.  Eddie George was the Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1996. 

H.S. Results for 1/16: Troy girls win Pioneer Classic

The Troy girls bowling team’s baker game totals pushed them ahead of Centerville by four pins in the 24-team Pioneer Classic on Monday. Troy tallied a 3,763. Centerville had a 3,759. Bellefontaine finished third, followed by Vandalia, Coldwater and Versailles. Tacey Ballen of Centerville rolled the highest score in the tournament. The boys had 30 teams compete. Coldwater finished third, St....