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David Jablonski

David Jablonski covers the Dayton Flyers, Ohio State Buckeyes football, the Cincinnati Reds and Wittenberg University sports for the Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun, Journal News and WHIO. He graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1995 and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in 1999. He completed internships at the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, the South Bend Tribune and the Scripps Howard News Service and worked at the Vero Beach (Fla.) Press Journal for two years in his first job after college before returning to Ohio in 2001 to work at the News-Sun. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, and grew up in Mount Orab, Ohio.

Latest from David Jablonski

Kelly Mahlum will continue to coach Wittenberg women’s basketball
 Wittenberg University removed the interim tag from Kelly Mahlum’s title, and she will continue to coach the women’s basketball team in the 2017-18 season. She is the eighth head coach in school history. Wittenberg made the announcement Friday. Mahlum took over the program when Sarah Jurewicz went on maternity leave last season...

Posted: 13 hours ago

Wittenberg University removed the interim tag from Kelly Mahlum’s title, and she will continue to coach the women’s basketball team in the 2017-18 season. She is the eighth head coach in school history. Wittenberg made the announcement Friday. Mahlum took over the program when Sarah Jurewicz went on maternity leave last season...
Removal of UD Arena’s old Tartan court will take a month
 Ken May had to make his last shot before he walked off the court Friday at UD Arena. That’s a tradition for every basketball player — no matter the day or the arena — but this shot meant a little more. May led the Dayton Flyers in scoring in the 1969-70 season, the first for UD’s new home on the banks of the Great...

Posted: 14 hours ago

Ken May had to make his last shot before he walked off the court Friday at UD Arena. That’s a tradition for every basketball player — no matter the day or the arena — but this shot meant a little more. May led the Dayton Flyers in scoring in the 1969-70 season, the first for UD’s new home on the banks of the Great...
Ken May
Former Dayton Flyers star Ken May shoots at UD Arena on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Posted: 15 hours ago

Former Dayton Flyers star Ken May shoots at UD Arena on Friday, May 26, 2017.
UD Arena losing a piece of its storied past
 The last game on the old Tartan court at UD Arena looked nothing like the first. As part of the three-year renovation of the arena, UD is tearing out the old surface, which has been beneath the wood court since the 1985-86 season. That process starts Tuesday and will take about a month. It’s not an easy surface to remove. “It&rsquo...

Posted: 17 hours ago

The last game on the old Tartan court at UD Arena looked nothing like the first. As part of the three-year renovation of the arena, UD is tearing out the old surface, which has been beneath the wood court since the 1985-86 season. That process starts Tuesday and will take about a month. It’s not an easy surface to remove. “It&rsquo...
UD Arena
The old Tartan court at UD Arena on Friday, May 26, 2017. David Jablonski/Staff

Posted: 17 hours ago

The old Tartan court at UD Arena on Friday, May 26, 2017. David Jablonski/Staff
Wooster transfer part of Wittenberg basketball recruiting class
 Nine players will join the Wittenberg Tigers men’s basketball team as part of 2017 recruiting class, second-year head coach Matt Croci announced this week. All nine are from Ohio. The most intriguing name on the list is the only player who doesn’t have four years of eligibility remaining. Centerville High School grad Mitch Balser...

Posted: a day ago

Nine players will join the Wittenberg Tigers men’s basketball team as part of 2017 recruiting class, second-year head coach Matt Croci announced this week. All nine are from Ohio. The most intriguing name on the list is the only player who doesn’t have four years of eligibility remaining. Centerville High School grad Mitch Balser...
Former Flyer wins championship in Slovenia
 Former Dayton Flyers forward Devin Oliver won the league championship in his first season in Slovenia. Oliver’s team, Union Olimpija, beat Rogaska 94-78 on Wednesday to win the best-of-five series 3-1. It was Union Olimpija’s first title in eight years. Oliver had 18 points and 7 rebounds in the final game. "Honored...

Posted: 2 days ago

Former Dayton Flyers forward Devin Oliver won the league championship in his first season in Slovenia. Oliver’s team, Union Olimpija, beat Rogaska 94-78 on Wednesday to win the best-of-five series 3-1. It was Union Olimpija’s first title in eight years. Oliver had 18 points and 7 rebounds in the final game. "Honored...
Jonathan Alder ends Shawnee’s softball season
 Shawnee and Jonathan Alder will get to know each other well in the coming years. Alder is leaving the Southwestern Buckeye League for the Central Buckeye Conference, where the Braves have resided since the conference was born in 2001. The Shawnee softball team got an early glimpse at a future conference rival Wednesday. The Braves just hope...

Posted: 2 days ago

Shawnee and Jonathan Alder will get to know each other well in the coming years. Alder is leaving the Southwestern Buckeye League for the Central Buckeye Conference, where the Braves have resided since the conference was born in 2001. The Shawnee softball team got an early glimpse at a future conference rival Wednesday. The Braves just hope...
Greenville softball seeks fourth state berth Saturday
 Greenville senior catcher Alli Hill told coach Jarrod Newland recently she had never hit a home run. She had hit the yellow line on the top of the fence. That’s as close as she got. That’s as close as anyone can get. In a Division II regional semifinal Wednesday, Hill found the extra distance. Her three-run home run in the sixth...

Posted: 2 days ago

Greenville senior catcher Alli Hill told coach Jarrod Newland recently she had never hit a home run. She had hit the yellow line on the top of the fence. That’s as close as she got. That’s as close as anyone can get. In a Division II regional semifinal Wednesday, Hill found the extra distance. Her three-run home run in the sixth...