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

Misery continues for Reds, who fall to Marlins
 A high-performance ATV with a triple-barrel souvenir launcher on the back has turned in the best performance night after night at Great American Ball Park since the All-Star break. By itself, Redzilla is worth the price of admission — especially for fans who catch the T-shirts or soft baseballs it fires high into the stands. Redzilla...

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A high-performance ATV with a triple-barrel souvenir launcher on the back has turned in the best performance night after night at Great American Ball Park since the All-Star break. By itself, Redzilla is worth the price of admission — especially for fans who catch the T-shirts or soft baseballs it fires high into the stands. Redzilla...
Gennett getting more regular playing time
 Scooter Gennett T-shirts are hard to miss in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse these days. Billy Hamilton wore a “Scooter-ific” shirt on Friday. In a short time, mostly thanks to his four-home run game in June, Gennett has become one of the most popular Reds. Gennett’s performance has translated into increased playing time....

Posted: a day ago

Scooter Gennett T-shirts are hard to miss in the Cincinnati Reds clubhouse these days. Billy Hamilton wore a “Scooter-ific” shirt on Friday. In a short time, mostly thanks to his four-home run game in June, Gennett has become one of the most popular Reds. Gennett’s performance has translated into increased playing time....
Former Flyer Brian Roberts to play in Europe
 Former Dayton Flyers guard Brian Roberts will play in Greece next season, according to multiple reports. Roberts, 31, will play with Olympiacos B.C. in Piraeaus, Greece. That’s just southwest of the capital, Athens. This will be the first time Roberts has played in Europe since 2012, when he helped lead Brose Basket Bamberg to its third...

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Former Dayton Flyers guard Brian Roberts will play in Greece next season, according to multiple reports. Roberts, 31, will play with Olympiacos B.C. in Piraeaus, Greece. That’s just southwest of the capital, Athens. This will be the first time Roberts has played in Europe since 2012, when he helped lead Brose Basket Bamberg to its third...
Football hype starts Monday with Big Ten Media Days
 The Ohio State Buckeyes start practice for the 2017 bright and early Thursday morning at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. They get underway at 6:30 a.m. and will practice again Friday before taking the weekend off. Before the work begins, the talking starts. Big Ten Media Days take place Monday and Tuesday at the McCormick Place Convention...

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The Ohio State Buckeyes start practice for the 2017 bright and early Thursday morning at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. They get underway at 6:30 a.m. and will practice again Friday before taking the weekend off. Before the work begins, the talking starts. Big Ten Media Days take place Monday and Tuesday at the McCormick Place Convention...
Stephenson gets another chance in Reds rotation
 Robert Stephenson looked like a big-league pitcher to Cincinati Reds manager Bryan Price in May. The 2011 first-round pick at last seemed to be making progress toward living up to his potential. Six days later, on May 30, the Reds optioned Stephenson to Triple-A Louisville. That move followed a two-inning relief appearance in which...

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Robert Stephenson looked like a big-league pitcher to Cincinati Reds manager Bryan Price in May. The 2011 first-round pick at last seemed to be making progress toward living up to his potential. Six days later, on May 30, the Reds optioned Stephenson to Triple-A Louisville. That move followed a two-inning relief appearance in which...
Report: Trade market limited for Cozart
 Zack Cozart's name is a hot topic as the Major League Baseball trade deadline on July 31 nears, but there’s a chance he could remain the Cincinnati Reds shortstop — at least until the end of the season. Ken Rosenthal, of FOX Sports, reported Thursday a contract extension for Cozart is unlikely and the trade marker for Cozart seems...

Posted: 3 days ago

Zack Cozart's name is a hot topic as the Major League Baseball trade deadline on July 31 nears, but there’s a chance he could remain the Cincinnati Reds shortstop — at least until the end of the season. Ken Rosenthal, of FOX Sports, reported Thursday a contract extension for Cozart is unlikely and the trade marker for Cozart seems...
Reds’ Cozart on a tear as trade deadline nears
 Eleven days remain until the Major League Baseball trade deadline. Zack Cozart is still the Cincinnati Reds shortstop. The question is: will he be a Red at 4 p.m. on July 31?  Cozart continues to perform as he has all season. The uncertainty hasn’t been a distraction. He went 4-for-6 with a home run, double and two RBIs on Wednesday...

Posted: 3 days ago

Eleven days remain until the Major League Baseball trade deadline. Zack Cozart is still the Cincinnati Reds shortstop. The question is: will he be a Red at 4 p.m. on July 31?  Cozart continues to perform as he has all season. The uncertainty hasn’t been a distraction. He went 4-for-6 with a home run, double and two RBIs on Wednesday...
Reds snap five-game losing streak
 Scooter Gennett emptied a bubblegum bucket full of red Powerade on Adam Duvall. Gennett didn’t douse him on the head, a tradition after a walk-off victory, but got him on the pants. That was a small price to pay for Duvall, whose bases-loaded single in the 11th inning scored Billy Hamilton and gave the Reds a 4-3 victory over the Arizona...

Posted: 3 days ago

Scooter Gennett emptied a bubblegum bucket full of red Powerade on Adam Duvall. Gennett didn’t douse him on the head, a tradition after a walk-off victory, but got him on the pants. That was a small price to pay for Duvall, whose bases-loaded single in the 11th inning scored Billy Hamilton and gave the Reds a 4-3 victory over the Arizona...
Mesoraco off DL, and shoulder feels fine
 Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has spent more than his fair share of time on the disabled list in the last three seasons. His most recent stint — 16 days — was his shortest by far. The Reds activated Mesoraco on Wednesday before the second game of a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Great American Ball...

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Cincinnati Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco has spent more than his fair share of time on the disabled list in the last three seasons. His most recent stint — 16 days — was his shortest by far. The Reds activated Mesoraco on Wednesday before the second game of a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Great American Ball...
Reds on pace to set franchise record for worst ERA
 Catcher Tucker Barnhart always finds something positive to say to Cincinnati Reds pitchers, even when a game has gotten out of hand, a common occurrence in recent days. He said he also knows there are times when no words of encouragement he offers will help. The facts tell the sad tale. The Reds have the worst starting pitching staff in baseball...

Posted: 3 days ago

Catcher Tucker Barnhart always finds something positive to say to Cincinnati Reds pitchers, even when a game has gotten out of hand, a common occurrence in recent days. He said he also knows there are times when no words of encouragement he offers will help. The facts tell the sad tale. The Reds have the worst starting pitching staff in baseball...