David Jablonski

Sports reporter

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.

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Urban Meyer: Anthem protest has not come up with Buckeyes

Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said Monday no players have talked to him about kneeling during the national anthem San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started the protest, which has been done by athletes across the country at the pro, college and high school levels in recent weeks. “We ...

Dayton men’s basketball players pose with a cardboard cutout of Steve McElvene before McElvene’s funeral on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Abundant Life Church in Fort Wayne, Ind. David Jablonski/Staff

Dayton Flyers remember Steve McElvene on his birthday

The Dayton Flyers paid tribute to late center Steve McElvene today on Twitter and Instagram. He would have turned 21 today.“Happy Birthday Big Fella,” senior point guard Scoochie Smith wrote on Instagram. “I know u up there dancing for ya bday.”Seniot guard Kyle Davis wrote on Instagram, “Happy birthday lil ...

Wittenberg rallies from 14-0 deficit to beat Wabash

Wittenberg Tigers coach Joe Fincham spoke to a group of three seniors moments after a 24-14 victory over Wabash on Saturday at Edwards-Maurer Field.“Don’t lose sight of where you are,” Fincham said, “and what you have to do.”Where the Tigers are is first place in the North Coast Athletic Conference. ...

Springfield comes up short against Lebanon 28-27

Lebanon High School’s football team stopped a two-point conversion run by Springfield with 17 seconds left to beat the Wildcats 28-27 at Evans Stadium on Friday night.Danny Davis caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Leonard Taylor on the previous play, and Springfield decided to go for the win. The Warriors ...

Dayton’s John Crosby, right, dribbles against Charles Cooke during the Red and Blue game on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at UD Arena in Dayton. David Jablonski/Staff

Dayton Flyers’ Red and Blue game is Oct. 22

The Dayton Flyers men’s and women’s basketball programs will play their annual Red and Blue Game on Oct. 22 at UD Arena, UD announced Friday.Doors open at 1 p.m. The women’s team scrimmages at 2 p.m. The men’s team scrimmages at 3 p.m.Players from both teams will sign autographs approximately ...

Ohio State tight end Rashod Berry, left, is tackled by linebacker Justin Hilliard during practice at the Coffey Road fields on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Ohio State linebacker Hilliard to miss rest of season

Ohio State linebacker Justin Hilliard suffered a season-ending arm injury and broke the news himself Friday.On Instagram, Hilliard posted a photo of him in a wheelchair at Ohio State University Hospital East with his arm in a sling. He wrote, “Can’t lie I’m hurt, but head up and looking forward ...

Preview: Wittenberg Tigers vs. Wabash Little Giants

Who: No. 10 Wabash (2-0, 1-0) at No. 20 Wittenberg (2-0, 1-0)When: 1 p.m. SaturdayWhere: Edwards-Maurer Field in SpringfieldOnline: Live feed at WittenbergTigers.comLast game: Wittenberg beat Ohio Wesleyan 33-7 on the road. Wabash beat Allegheny 59-7 at home.Series history: Wittenberg leads 11-9. Wabash leads 9-8 since joining the NCAC in ...

Ohio State Buckeyes defense embracing ‘basic’

Ohio State Buckeyes defensive end Jalyn Holmes didn’t have to wait long. After professing his love for the word “basic,” Holmes was asked Wednesday if it was on a T-shirt yet.“It will be,” he said.By Thursday, it was, thanks to the Eleven Warriors website, which had sold all its “Basic ...

Wittenberg’s DeShawn Sarley carries the ball against Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Selby Stadium in Delaware. David Jablonski/Staff

Wittenberg’s running back ready for his biggest game

DeShawn Sarley knows big games. The new starting running back for the Wittenberg Tigers graduated from Colerain High School, which has made 14 state playoff appearances in the last 15 seasons.“You get used to playing in big atmospheres,” Sarley said. “You know to always be ready.”Sarley earned a starting job ...

Ohio State’s Greg Schiano talks to players during spring football practice on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

Ohio State Buckeyes coach Schiano hits cyclist with car

Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano hit a bicyclist with his car Thursday morning in Columbus, according to a report by the Columbus Dispatch. An Ohio State spokesman confirmed the accident happened at West Lane Avenue and Fred Taylor Drive and said the accident is under investigation by Columbus police. ...

 
 

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