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Cross-country: Oakwood’s Vaughn finds a way to win
 One of the trickier parts of Bellbrook’s cross-country course is when it approaches three large rocks that force runners to zigzag before heading into the narrowing woods. More than a few coaches warned their runners not to get boxed in running in the middle of a pack. Oakwood sophomore Elizabeth Vaughn’s solution? Don’t...

Posted: 23 days ago

One of the trickier parts of Bellbrook’s cross-country course is when it approaches three large rocks that force runners to zigzag before heading into the narrowing woods. More than a few coaches warned their runners not to get boxed in running in the middle of a pack. Oakwood sophomore Elizabeth Vaughn’s solution? Don’t...
Kentucky hosts Xfinity Series playoff opener

Posted: 26 days ago

In a state known for horsepower, albeit of a different kind, it’s fitting the NASCAR Xfinity Series holds its playoff opener at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday. A field of 12 drivers take the green flag in the first of the final seven races that will crown the series champion at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 18. Here are five things...
Auto Racing: 4-Crown up for grabs at Eldora Speedway
 Former Piqua resident Justin Grant pulls into Eldora Speedway as the defending sprint car winner at the 4-Crown Nationals. Leaving the same way would certainly help in his bid to capture his first USAC national sprint car points championship. “You kind of view yourself a little differently,” Grant said of a 4-Crown victory. &ldquo...

Posted: 27 days ago

Former Piqua resident Justin Grant pulls into Eldora Speedway as the defending sprint car winner at the 4-Crown Nationals. Leaving the same way would certainly help in his bid to capture his first USAC national sprint car points championship. “You kind of view yourself a little differently,” Grant said of a 4-Crown victory. &ldquo...
High School Football: Greenon’s historic win capped emotional night
 Last Friday night was a long time coming for the Greenon football program. The Knights had waited since Week 9 of the 2013 season for a victory — a span of 32 games — and they grabbed it, 42-35 over Triad. “It was a made-for-TV situation,” said first-year Greenon coach Josh Wooten, whose team trailed by 14 points with...

Posted: 27 days ago

Last Friday night was a long time coming for the Greenon football program. The Knights had waited since Week 9 of the 2013 season for a victory — a span of 32 games — and they grabbed it, 42-35 over Triad. “It was a made-for-TV situation,” said first-year Greenon coach Josh Wooten, whose team trailed by 14 points with...
High School Football: Mechanicsburg making doubters do double-take
 The general talk surrounding the Mechanicsburg High School football team during the preseason was that it didn’t meet the eye test after heavy graduation losses. A .500 season would be good for a program that had won (or shared) the Ohio Heritage Conference the past three seasons and reached the playoffs four straight years. Through...

7:00 PM Thursday, Sep. 14, 2017

The general talk surrounding the Mechanicsburg High School football team during the preseason was that it didn’t meet the eye test after heavy graduation losses. A .500 season would be good for a program that had won (or shared) the Ohio Heritage Conference the past three seasons and reached the playoffs four straight years. Through...
Cross Country: Wayne’s Houk has Warriors on the move
 Much like his winning effort at the Brookville Invitational on Saturday, Lucas Houk and his Wayne Warriors teammates are making up ground fast in cross country. Houk, a junior, thinks this is the year the Warriors can join the lead pack in the Greater Western Ohio Conference. Centerville and Beavercreek are again the teams to beat. But on...

5:37 PM Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

Much like his winning effort at the Brookville Invitational on Saturday, Lucas Houk and his Wayne Warriors teammates are making up ground fast in cross country. Houk, a junior, thinks this is the year the Warriors can join the lead pack in the Greater Western Ohio Conference. Centerville and Beavercreek are again the teams to beat. But on...
Best dirt drivers battle for World domination at Eldora

7:37 PM Thursday, Sep. 07, 2017

Last year it was the youngest winner in event history. Who will be standing on top of the World 100 on Saturday? Dirt late model racing’s biggest event rolls into Eldora Speedway this weekend as drivers battle to win the globed trophy that’s as coveted as the $50,000 payday. In 2016, 108 drivers checked in to test Eldora&rsquo...
High School Football: Backfield duo fueling Graham
 Optimism is running strong these days on the Graham High School football field. And so are seniors Gage Braun and Austin Brayton. The Falcons’ backfield duo — Braun at quarterback and Brayton at running back — leads Graham into a Week 3 clash Saturday night with Sidney Lehman. It’s another good test for the Falcons...

7:33 PM Thursday, Sep. 07, 2017

Optimism is running strong these days on the Graham High School football field. And so are seniors Gage Braun and Austin Brayton. The Falcons’ backfield duo — Braun at quarterback and Brayton at running back — leads Graham into a Week 3 clash Saturday night with Sidney Lehman. It’s another good test for the Falcons...
First win a relief for new Greeneview head coach
 Greeneview High School’s 31-0 win last week against Arcanum ended with a running clock. And to Rams first-year coach Ryan Haines it felt like the longest game of his life. Haines spent the past three seasons sitting in the press box watching over the field as the Rams’ defensive coordinator. His view changed last Friday as he...

8:44 PM Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

Greeneview High School’s 31-0 win last week against Arcanum ended with a running clock. And to Rams first-year coach Ryan Haines it felt like the longest game of his life. Haines spent the past three seasons sitting in the press box watching over the field as the Rams’ defensive coordinator. His view changed last Friday as he...
Book tells story of Dayton’s racing history

7:57 PM Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017

From Mutt Anderson to Len Zengel, the Dayton area is a who’s who of rich racing history from national competitors to regional champions to local legends. And now all that history can be found in one place. Local racing historians Bill Holder and Rick Patterson, with help from a hard-working pit crew, have compiled Dayton’s racing...
Lebanon freshman golden at Bob Schul Invitational
 Consider it her signature win in high school varsity cross-country. Lebanon High School freshman Faith Duncan — sporting the autograph of an Olympic gold medalist on her arm — distanced herself from the Division I-II big school field at the Bob Schul Invitational on Saturday, winning her inaugural race as a varsity runner. Duncan...

7:14 AM Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

Consider it her signature win in high school varsity cross-country. Lebanon High School freshman Faith Duncan — sporting the autograph of an Olympic gold medalist on her arm — distanced herself from the Division I-II big school field at the Bob Schul Invitational on Saturday, winning her inaugural race as a varsity runner. Duncan...
West Liberty-Salem runs down area’s best at Schul Invitational
 The Bob Schul Invitational seemed the appropriate place for the West Liberty-Salem girls cross-country team to run Saturday. The Tigers wanted to know where they stood against the best. And they got a pretty good idea — the podium. With Schul, the 5,000-meter gold medalist at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games signing autographs nearby, the...

7:07 AM Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

The Bob Schul Invitational seemed the appropriate place for the West Liberty-Salem girls cross-country team to run Saturday. The Tigers wanted to know where they stood against the best. And they got a pretty good idea — the podium. With Schul, the 5,000-meter gold medalist at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games signing autographs nearby, the...
Track titles to be decided at Shady Bowl, Waynesfield

9:04 PM Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

Entering Saturday night there are six races remaining on the Shady Bowl Speedway schedule. But it’ll be tough to beat Saturday night’s drama as Shady Bowl holds its final points race of the season. Two of the six divisions have yet to declare a champion, including the tight modified division. Springfield’s Shane Shirk, the...
Girls cross-country: Defending champion Elks, GWOC strong again
 The Centerville Elks girls cross-country season could come full circle Nov. 4. The three-time Division I defending state champions started the season winning the OHSAA preseason invitational at National Trail Raceway on Aug. 19. It’s the same course where they hope to finish with a fourth straight title. Winning state isn’t the...

12:18 AM Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

The Centerville Elks girls cross-country season could come full circle Nov. 4. The three-time Division I defending state champions started the season winning the OHSAA preseason invitational at National Trail Raceway on Aug. 19. It’s the same course where they hope to finish with a fourth straight title. Winning state isn’t the...
Cross-country: Depth could send Greenon on deep postseason run
 Greenon’s boys cros-country team has produced a variety of individual state qualifiers, but the Knights have never competed at Hebron’s National Trail Raceway as a team. And while coach Eric Brickson is optimistic, he’s not ready to make that bold statement. “You look at Southwest Ohio for cross-country and it&rsquo...

9:16 PM Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017

Greenon’s boys cros-country team has produced a variety of individual state qualifiers, but the Knights have never competed at Hebron’s National Trail Raceway as a team. And while coach Eric Brickson is optimistic, he’s not ready to make that bold statement. “You look at Southwest Ohio for cross-country and it&rsquo...
HS Football: With 13 starters back, Triad coach ‘excited’ about 2017
 The high school football season hasn’t started yet, but the Triad Cardinals are already ahead of the game. The Cardinals return seven starters on offense and six on defense from a team that at this point last season was still getting to know first-year coach Joe Cardinal. Cardinal was hired just before the start of two-a-day practices...

8:17 PM Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

The high school football season hasn’t started yet, but the Triad Cardinals are already ahead of the game. The Cardinals return seven starters on offense and six on defense from a team that at this point last season was still getting to know first-year coach Joe Cardinal. Cardinal was hired just before the start of two-a-day practices...
HS Football: With nearly 50 players, Jets’ numbers are taking off
 The numbers are trending up for the Northeastern Jets. And so is the optimism heading into coach Tim Houseman’s third season. In 2016, the Jets recorded their best high school football season in six years and came within one victory of the program’s first winning season since going 6-4 in 2010. The team fielded 33 players in 2016...

7:11 PM Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

The numbers are trending up for the Northeastern Jets. And so is the optimism heading into coach Tim Houseman’s third season. In 2016, the Jets recorded their best high school football season in six years and came within one victory of the program’s first winning season since going 6-4 in 2010. The team fielded 33 players in 2016...
High School Football: WL-Salem seeks seventh straight playoff berth
 Experience is limited for the West Liberty-Salem Tigers with four starters back on both sides of the ball. The last time the Tigers were in that situation it worked out pretty well. “Back in 2013 we had five returning starters and those guys had a fantastic year,” West Liberty-Salem coach Dan McGill said of the team that reached...

9:19 PM Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

Experience is limited for the West Liberty-Salem Tigers with four starters back on both sides of the ball. The last time the Tigers were in that situation it worked out pretty well. “Back in 2013 we had five returning starters and those guys had a fantastic year,” West Liberty-Salem coach Dan McGill said of the team that reached...
H.S. football: New coach, new conference for Greenon
 After he was hired to coach the Greenon High School football team in February, one of the first things Josh Wooten did was find his “yes” men. Well, in a manner of speaking. Wooten presented potential coaching hires with four questions: Can I trust you? Do you love Greenon? Do you love our community? Do you love our kids? &ldquo...

11:07 PM Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

After he was hired to coach the Greenon High School football team in February, one of the first things Josh Wooten did was find his “yes” men. Well, in a manner of speaking. Wooten presented potential coaching hires with four questions: Can I trust you? Do you love Greenon? Do you love our community? Do you love our kids? &ldquo...
H.S. football: Experience a plus for win-starved Cedarville
 The Cedarville Indians football roster is down about three players from last season. For most schools that’s inconsequential. For schools like Cedarville it’s an obstacle. The Indians have 19 players. Coach Jason Christian is hopeful those numbers will rebound to the mid-20s next season with a larger eighth-grade class coming...

8:36 PM Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017

The Cedarville Indians football roster is down about three players from last season. For most schools that’s inconsequential. For schools like Cedarville it’s an obstacle. The Indians have 19 players. Coach Jason Christian is hopeful those numbers will rebound to the mid-20s next season with a larger eighth-grade class coming...
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