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Week 5 high school football power rankings

The top high school football area teams, compiled by Cox Media Group Ohio. All games on Friday unless otherwise noted. 1. Northmont (4-0): d. Butler 43-16; at Wayne (2-2). 2. Springfield (4-0): d. Centerville 49-6; hosts Lebanon (3-1). 3. Miamisburg (4-0): d. Wayne 30-13; at Troy (4-0). 4. Fairmont (3-1): d. Springboro 24-12; hosts Beavercreek (1-3). 5. Wayne (2-2): lost 30-13 at Miamisburg; hosts...
What’s next for Middletown’s Kayla Harrison in pro MMA?

What’s next for Middletown’s Kayla Harrison in pro MMA?

Kayla Harrison officially has a chance to be a mixed-martial arts champion.  The Middletown native who won two gold Olympic gold medals in judo is going to be the centerpiece of a new 155-pound female division in the Professional Fighters League next year.  The UFC has women’s strawweight, flyweight, bantamweight and featherweight but the PFL’s lightweight division will be the...
Northwestern off to hot start with familiar face on sidelines

Northwestern off to hot start with familiar face on sidelines

After more than two decades away from high school soccer, Andrew Wildman is back in charge of the Northwestern High School soccer team. The Warriors head coach previously coached the Warriors from 1994 to 1997, one of the winningest runs in school history. Northwestern won multiple district titles and advanced to the regional finals in 1996. »RELATED: Wednesday’s high school roundup »...
Freshman starting on O-line at Wittenberg for first time in 16 years

Freshman starting on O-line at Wittenberg for first time in 16 years

The John Denver song “Country Roads, Take Me Home,” a famous ode to West Virginia, played over the loudspeaker at Edwards-Maurer Field as the Wittenberg Tigers warmed up for practice Wednesday. Wittenberg coach Joe Fincham, a native of Williamstown, W.Va., heard it and claimed he had nothing to do with the playlist. That seemed true moments later as Drake’s “Big Rings&rdquo...
Guard from Illinois commits to Wright State basketball

Guard from Illinois commits to Wright State basketball

The Wright State Raiders received a verbal commitment from Treyvon Calvin on Wednesday. Calvin is a 6-foot point guard from St. Viator High School in Arlington Heights, Ill. He also had a scholarship offer from Illinois-Chicago and interest from Winthrop, he told Scouts Focus Illinois in September. Calvin joins Andre Harris, a 6-2 guard from Brush High School (Ohio), and Noah Freidel, a 6-4 guard...
Kentucky Wildcats receive second commitment from Springfield senior

Kentucky Wildcats receive second commitment from Springfield senior

Springfield High School senior defensive tackle Isaiah Gibson announced his verbal commitment to the University of Kentucky on Wednesday night. Gibson, a three-star prospect who ranks 19th among Ohio recruits in the 2019 class, according to 247Sports.com, joins fellow Springfield senior, Moses Douglass, in the Kentucky Wildcats recruiting class. The 6-foot-4, 294-pound Gibson narrowed his choices...

HS Roundup 9/19: Miami East girls golf team has record day

Two school records were set for the Miami East girls golf team in a 183-237 win versus Tri-Village on Wednesday. Paige Lawson posted a 38 to lead the way, setting a new individual low for East. Kearsten Kirby added a 44, Maci Krites a 48 and Marissa Kearns a 53. The 183 team score also marked a school record. Boys Soccer Bellefontaine 7, Indian Lake 0: Dominik Patton and Daunte George drove in two...

HS Results 9/19: Bellefontaine, Ben Logan, Northwestern win by shutout

Boys Soccer Wednesday’s Results Bellefontaine 7, Indian Lake 0 Benjamin Logan 1, Shawnee 0 Northwestern 1, Tecumseh 0 Urbana 2, Jonathan Alder 1 Tuesday’s Results Alter 0, Fenwick 0 Beavercreek 4, Northmont 0 Bellbrook 1, Eaton 1 Butler 8, Greenville 1 Centerville 2, Springboro 0 Colerain 1, Oak Hills 1 Dayton Christian 5, Bethel 1 Fairfield 1, Middletown 0 Fairmont 3, Miami Valley School...
Hal McCoy: Why Pete Rose play ‘Banned from Baseball’ is worth seeing

Hal McCoy: Why Pete Rose play ‘Banned from Baseball’ is worth seeing

It was 1989 when Pete Rose was banned from baseball, and it was evident the repercussions would never die, not as long as baseball exists.  That’s because of the taint and stain placed on the game and because of Rose’s Type A personality, a mentality that won’t let it die from his perspective.   His lifetime (and beyond) banishment for gambling on baseball was 29 years...
Cincinnati Bengals off to strong start, but injuries piling up

Cincinnati Bengals off to strong start, but injuries piling up

The Cincinnati Bengals are off to about as good of a start as they could hope for in terms of the results, but the same cannot be said for the health of the team. Cincinnati (2-0) travels to face the Carolina Panthers (1-1) on Sunday and will be using some backups at key positions in an offense that has been rolling through the first two games. »RELATED: Panthers’ college-style offense...
Week 4 area high school football passing leaders

Week 4 area high school football passing leaders

The following are area high school football passing leaders through Week 4. Southwest Ohio Conference: Connor Kinnett, jr., Harrison, 57 of 100 passing (57.0 percent), 1,040 yards, 10 TDs, 1 INT. Midwest Athletic Conference: Jake Hemmelgarn, jr., Coldwater, 77 of 102 passing (75.5 percent), 990 yards, 14 TDs, 4 INTs. Central Buckeye Conference: Chris Hart, sr., Northwestern, 61 of 106 passing (57...
Ryan Day to receive hefty one-time payment for serving as interim Ohio State football coach

Ryan Day to receive hefty one-time payment for serving as interim Ohio State football coach

How much is navigating a top five team through preseason and to a 3-0 start worth?  Nearly half a million dollars.  According to a letter released by the university Wednesday, Ohio State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ryan Day will be paid $487,000 for serving as interim head coach in Urban Meyer’s absence.  » URBAN MEYER COVERAGE: Coach says he&rsquo...
Houston Texans players rip superintendent for ‘you can’t count on a black quarterback’ post 

Houston Texans players rip superintendent for ‘you can’t count on a black quarterback’ post 

Houston Texans football coach Bill O’Brien and several players criticized a Facebook post made by a Texas school superintendent after the team’s 27-20 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, that read in part, “you can’t count on a black quarterback,” the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday. >> Read more trending news  Lynn Redden, the superintendent...
Bengals first-round pick out at least two weeks with foot injury

Bengals first-round pick out at least two weeks with foot injury

Cincinnati Bengals rookie center Billy Price is out at least two weeks with a foot injury. Price said his injury, which occurred during Thursday’s win against Baltimore, was just diagnosed Wednesday morning and he is required to wear a boot full-time but he does not need surgery. He did not disclose what exactly the injury is except that it is not an ankle or lisfranc (mid-foot) injury, which...
Ohio State football: How much did suspension cost Urban Meyer?

Ohio State football: How much did suspension cost Urban Meyer?

Urban Meyer returns to full coaching duties at Ohio State this week lighter in the wallet.  The football coach’s six-week, three-game suspension cost him $570,507.68 according to a document provided by the university in response to a public records request by this news organization. The sum reflects a reduction in his base salary as well as money his contract calls for him to receive...
Week 4 area high school football rushing leaders

Week 4 area high school football rushing leaders

The following are area high school football rushing leaders through Week 4. Greater Western Ohio Conference: Sincere Wells, sr., Xenia, 94 rushes, 859 yards (9.1), 10 TDs. Ohio Heritage Conference: Dylan Rice, sr., Triad, 42 rushes, 645 yards (15.4), 11 TDs. Midwest Athletic Conference: Zach Niekamp, sr., St. Henry, 83 rushes, 634 yards (7.6), 11 TDs. Greater Miami Conference: Jutahn McClain, jr....
Isaiah Prince on Ohio State offense: ‘We’ve got big stuff coming’

Isaiah Prince on Ohio State offense: ‘We’ve got big stuff coming’

Malcolm Pridgeon wakes up every morning — especially Saturday mornings — with a smile on his face, relishing his role with the Ohio State Buckeyes. Maybe that’s why fellow offensive lineman Isaiah Prince said of Pridgeon, “If you have a problem with Malcolm Pridgeon, you’re a hater. He’s a cool guy. You can’t not like Malcolm.” » MEYER’S...
Greenon girls soccer making the most of ‘make or break season’

Greenon girls soccer making the most of ‘make or break season’

There’s talent spread throughout the Greenon Knights girls soccer team roster, for sure. But next season’s team will feel the impact as nine seniors take with them valuable experience and depth. That’s why coach Jamie Wiggins has labeled this a “make or break season for us.” So far, so good for the Knights. They’re making it tough on their competition at 8-1 overall...
Southeastern senior on breaking 21-year-old rushing record: ‘It was like the Red Sea parted’

Southeastern senior on breaking 21-year-old rushing record: ‘It was like the Red Sea parted’

It wasn’t just a breakout game for Southeastern High School senior running back Lane McCombs — it was a full-blown Dude Alert. McCombs rushed for 295 yards and four touchdowns on 27 carries as Southeastern beat rival Northeastern 41-27 at Trojan Stadium on Sept. 14. “When I ran, it was like the Red Sea parted,” McCombs said. “Our line’s blocking was magnificent...
NBA star Russell Westbrook, wife Nina expecting twin girls

NBA star Russell Westbrook, wife Nina expecting twin girls

NBA star Russell Westbrook and his wife, Nina, announced Tuesday they are expecting twin girls in a YouTube video produced by the Oklahoma City Thunder. >> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  The video is called "The Westbrook Family." Nina lets out the news they're having twins 2:12 into the video. Russell mentions they will be girls...

HS Results 9/18: Alter and Fenwick boys soccer tie 0-0

Boys Soccer Tuesday’s Results Alter 0, Fenwick 0 Beavercreek 3, Northmont 0 Bellbrook 1, Eaton 1 Butler 8, Greenville 1 Centerville 2, Springboro 0 Colerain 1, Oak Hills 1 Fairfield 1, Middletown 0 Fairmont 3, Miami Valley School 0 McNicholas 3, Badin 0 Miamisburg 3, Wayne 0 Middletown Madison 2, Carlisle 1 Milton-Union 4, Preble Shawnee 0 Monroe 3, Brookville 0 Princeton 1, Lakota West 1 Stebbins...
Buckeyes on the return of Urban Meyer to sideline: ‘He drives our culture’

Buckeyes on the return of Urban Meyer to sideline: ‘He drives our culture’

Life has returned to normal for the Ohio State Buckeyes in that they will play the remaining nine regular-season games with their head coach, Urban Meyer, on the sideline. His three-game suspension ended Saturday when Ohio State beat Texas Christian 40-28. The Buckeyes went 3-0 with Ryan Day serving as acting head coach and will run out of the tunnel at Ohio Stadium behind Meyer for the first time...
Unbeaten Springfield No. 4 in first football computer ratings

Unbeaten Springfield No. 4 in first football computer ratings

Unbeaten Springfield High School (4-0) was among the top Division I, Region 3 teams in the first Ohio High School Athletic Association football computer ratings. The Wildcats were No. 4 in the region and were among five GWOC teams among Region 3’s top 10. The highest rated Springfield-area team was undefeated Mechanicsburg (4-0), No. 3 in D-VI, Region 24. The Indians vaulted to that spot following...
Cincinnati Bengals sign kicker Bullock to contract extension

Cincinnati Bengals sign kicker Bullock to contract extension

The Bengals on Tuesday rewarded kicker Randy Bullock for his reliability. The Bengals signed Bullock to two-year contract extension through the 2020 season. Bullock was in the final season of a two-year deal. »RELATED: Panthers’ offensive style presents challenges for Bengals Since joining the Bengals during the 2016 season, Bullock has converted 90 percent (27 of 30) of his field goals...
High School Football computer ratings: Is your team in the playoff mix?

High School Football computer ratings: Is your team in the playoff mix?

The Ohio High School Athletic Association made its football computer ratings debut on Tuesday. The top eight schools from each region in the final report Oct. 29 will qualify for the playoffs. Region 1 - 1. Mentor (4-0) 11.65, 2. Solon (4-0) 9.575, 3. Euclid (3-1) 8.875, 4. Canton McKinley (4-0) 7.9242, 5. Austintown-Fitch (3-1) 7.8, 6. Strongsville (3-1) 7.5, tie-7. Medina (2-2) 6.175, tie-7. Lakewood...
Urban Meyer reveals his role in Ohio State offense moving forward

Urban Meyer reveals his role in Ohio State offense moving forward

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?  That apparently is Urban Meyer’s thinking as he returns to the sideline this weekend for Ohio State football after a three-game suspension.  “I think I’ll be involved more as a game manager at this point,” the coach said on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Tuesday afternoon.  “I’ve done that before in...
Panthers’ college-style offense presents Bengals with unique challenge

Panthers’ college-style offense presents Bengals with unique challenge

While the Carolinas continue to recover from the flooding left by Hurricane Florence, the Cincinnati Bengals are preparing for a Week 3 road matchup with the Panthers. The teams meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Carolina (1-1) is coming off a 31-24 loss at Atlanta but will provide the Bengals (2-0) with a challenge in the form of a college-style offense that provides a...
Ol’ Lefthander’s chair safe after Bob Evans closes in Fairfield

Ol’ Lefthander’s chair safe after Bob Evans closes in Fairfield

The Bob Evans on Dixie Highway in Fairfield was often referred to as Joe Nuxhall’s because just about every morning you’d find the Ol’ Lefthander sitting at his counter spot. When the Journal-News reported Monday that the Fairfield restaurant had abruptly closed, many wondered what happened to Nuxhall’s chair. The chair is safe in the basement of Kim Nuxhall, along with many...
What is Urban Meyer inheriting in the 4th-ranked Ohio State football team?

What is Urban Meyer inheriting in the 4th-ranked Ohio State football team?

Three games into the 2018 season, Ohio State has played three games and won them all.  Winning is the bottom line in sports (between the lines, anyway), but not all 3-0 starts are created equally.  Here’s a closer look at the team Urban Meyer is inheriting this week after a three-game suspension.  Ohio State is third the nation in total offense (608.7 yards per game) and...
College of Wooster to induct South High standout into its Hall of Fame

College of Wooster to induct South High standout into its Hall of Fame

James Cooper didn’t have a favorite basketball court growing up in Springfield. He knew the rims all over town. “I played hoops everywhere, anywhere, all the time,” Cooper said. “I had a rough home life, so getting away from home was always important. Basketball was my answer. Get the ball and get away for a while.” In those formative years, Cooper developed the shot...

HS Results 9/17: Tecumseh boys soccer win by one

Boys Soccer Monday’s Results Edgewood 1, Little Miami 1 Jonathan Alder 3, Indian Lake 3 Northwestern 5, Springfield Shawnee 1 Tecumseh 2, Urbana 1 Girls Soccer Monday’s Results Bishop Fenwick 0, Valley View 0 Brookville 6, Greenville 0 Carroll 2, Greenon 1 Centerville 8, Wayne 0 Fairborn 3, Stebbins 0 Franklin 13, West Carrollton 0 Jonathan Alder 4, Indian Lake 0 Kenton Ridge 4, Benjamin...

HS Roundup 9/17: Miami East breaks tie against Versailles in golf

With a fifth score of 56, Katie Pottorf broke the tie against Versailles and Miami East won 195-196. The leading lady for Miami East was Paige Lawson with a 44 and second was Kearsten Kirby who recorded a 47. This win helped the Lady Vikings of Miami East improve their record 8-3 overall and 3-3 in league. Boys Golf Bellbrook 167, Franklin 219: Co-medalist Zach Crampton and Ryan Wehner were from Bellbrook...
Everything Urban Meyer said at his Monday press conference at Ohio State 

Everything Urban Meyer said at his Monday press conference at Ohio State 

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer’s three-game suspension is over, so he made his first appearance at the typical week-opening press conference held at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.  Here is a transcript of the interview provided by ASAP Sports:  COACH MEYER: Hello. I'd like to share a couple of thoughts on the game first before we get started here. And that is first of all...
5 takeaways from Urban Meyer’s first post-reinstatement press conference

5 takeaways from Urban Meyer’s first post-reinstatement press conference

Urban Meyer spent the first four minutes of his press conference Monday talking about football. The rest of the time — nearly an hour — was spent explaining and in some instances re-explaining the events that led to this being the first time the Ohio State football coach had met with the local media since before the season started three weeks ago. The Buckeyes host Tulane on Saturday....
Browns trade Josh Gordon to Patriots

Browns trade Josh Gordon to Patriots

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to trade wide receiver Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots, the team announced. Cleveland reportedly will receive a 2019 fifth-round pick for Gordon. The Patriots also will receive a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick. The Browns announced Saturday they would release the talented but troubled wide receiver.  "This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon...
Cincinnati Bengals: Bernard to shoulder backfield load with Mixon out

Cincinnati Bengals: Bernard to shoulder backfield load with Mixon out

Giovani Bernard is about to get a much bigger workload with Joe Mixon out for the next few weeks, but Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said he expects the offense to keep moving along like it has the first two games. Mixon underwent arthroscopic surgeryto remove a small particle from his right knee Saturday and is expected to miss two to four weeks. He injured the knee during ...
High School Football State Poll: Is your team ranked?

High School Football State Poll: Is your team ranked?

How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the weekly Associated Press poll of 2018. »RELATED: 5 can’t-miss games in Week 5 ›RELATED: Week 5 Schedule Teams are ranked by division, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses): DIVISION I 1. Cincinnati Colerain (11) 4-0 207 2. Mentor (6) 4-0 194 3. Pickerington...
Meyer: Buckeyes got tougher as game got tougher vs. TCU

Meyer: Buckeyes got tougher as game got tougher vs. TCU

Urban Meyer watched the first three Ohio State Buckeyes games at home as he served a three-game suspension. He admitted Monday in a press conference at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center he didn’t watch every play Saturday as his team rallied in the second half to beat Texas Christian 40-28 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. “This one, in particular, I only watched the good plays,&rdquo...
Bengals linebacker on his former team, which had a player retire at halftime Sunday: ‘... weird stuff going on up there’

Bengals linebacker on his former team, which had a player retire at halftime Sunday: ‘... weird stuff going on up there’

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Preston Brown isn’t sure what’s going on with his old team after hearing news that Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis retired at halftime of a loss to the Chargers on Sunday. Brown is enjoying a 2-0 start with the Bengals, while his former Buffalo teammates suffer through an 0-2 start that included a 49-3 setback in the opener against Baltimore, a...
Urban Meyer explains his intention in handling former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith

Urban Meyer explains his intention in handling former Ohio State assistant Zach Smith

In his first Monday game week press conference of 2018 — following a six-week, three-game suspension — Urban Meyer made a few things abundantly clear.  Atop them all: While he mishandled the employment of Zach Smith, he did so out of a desire to help him and his family — after being assured by law enforcement Smith had not abused his then-wife, Courtney, in 2015.  &ldquo...
Urban Meyer: Injured Nick Bosa will not play against Tulane

Urban Meyer: Injured Nick Bosa will not play against Tulane

Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa will not play against Tulane on Saturday, Ohio State Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer confirmed Monday. Speaking at his first press conference since his three-game suspension, Meyer said Bosa will undergo further tests this week on abdominal and groin issues. » URBAN MEYER COVERAGE: Coach says he’s working to be a better leader | Meyer’s career by the...
High School Football: 5 games you can’t miss in Week 5

High School Football: 5 games you can’t miss in Week 5

It seems like the football season just started, but high school teams hit the midpoint of the regular season this week. Here are five games to watch in Week 5: It’s showdown time in the GCL North. The Patriots and the Eagles both put perfection on the line at Roger Glass Stadium on Friday night. CJ is the top-ranked Division III team in the state. This will be the final game of the season for...
WWE’s Starrcade coming to Cincinnati

WWE’s Starrcade coming to Cincinnati

Southwest Ohio wrestling fans can get up close and personal with their favorite WWE stars in November, when WWE Live: Starrcade shows up in Cincinnati. Tickets for the Nov. 24 show at U.S. Bank Arena will go on sale Friday on ticketmaster.com, ranging from $15 to $303. »RELATED: Ohio’s Legoland opening this month Matches will include: The Shield vs. Braun Strowman, Dolph...
Urban Meyer: ‘I’m working to make sure I do a better job every day as a leader’

Urban Meyer: ‘I’m working to make sure I do a better job every day as a leader’

Prior to meeting with the local media for the first time since the night he was suspended for three games, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer released a statement about his handling of domestic violence allegations and former assistant coach Zach Smith.  “I want to be clear: I do not — never have and never will — condone domestic abuse,” Meyer wrote. “I&rsquo...
Ohio State football: Urban Meyer’s coaching career by the numbers

Ohio State football: Urban Meyer’s coaching career by the numbers

After serving a six-week, three-game suspension, Urban Meyer returns to his full capacities as Ohio State football coach this week.  Here is a look at some of the numbers from his first six seasons leading the Buckeyes and how they compare to his predecessors:  1. Meyer is already sixth in wins at Ohio State.  The coaches with more than Meyer’s 73 wins as coach of the Buckeyes...
Game schedule: Week 5 high school football

Game schedule: Week 5 high school football

Belmont vs. Thurgood Marshall at Welcome Stadium, 7 p.m. Bethel at Miami East, 7 p.m., ABC 22 / FOX 45, Ch. 45.2, Ch. 995 (Spectrum), Ch. 44 (Dish), mytvdayton.com Alter vs. Fenwick at Centerville, OhioSportsline.net/ Anna at Marion Local, 7:30 p.m. Ansonia at Fort Loramie Badin at Cin. Roger Bacon Beavercreek at Fairmont, HANK-FM (101.5), 1015hankfm.com/, WPVW-AM (1660), 1610.info Benjamin Logan...
Dayton volleyball beats Ohio State for first time since 1980, sets attendance record

Dayton volleyball beats Ohio State for first time since 1980, sets attendance record

The Dayton Flyers volleyball program set a Frericks Center attendance record Saturday night as 2,285 spectators watched a match against Ohio State. Dayton completed a perfect weekend at the Flyer Invitational by beating the Buckeyes 3-2, winning the last set 16-14. Dayton ended a seven-match losing streak in the series, which Ohio State leads 14-10. Before this match, Dayton had not beaten Ohio State...
Urban Meyer on handling of Zach Smith allegations: ‘My intent was to help all involved’ 

Urban Meyer on handling of Zach Smith allegations: ‘My intent was to help all involved’ 

Before his return to full-time duties as head coach of the Ohio State football team, Urban Meyer talked to ESPN about the circumstances that led to his six-week, three-game suspension.  Part one of what the network says is a two-part interview aired Sunday morning during SportsCenter:  That “troubled employee” was Zach Smith, a long-time member of Meyer’s staff and...

HS Roundup 9/15: Dayton Christian pulls away late in win

Dayton Christian 26, Crestline 0: Dayton Christian quarterback, Seth Griswold, totaled 136-rushing yards and made two touchdowns. In the first quarter Griswold made an 18-yard pass to Sam Jackson, adding to Jackson’s total of 58-yards receiving with one touchdown. Ethan Powell made a two point conversion and tallied 95-yards running. Lehman Catholic 63, Ridgemont 0: Lehman Catholic took a 14-0...

HS Results 9/15: Lehman Catholic routs Ridgemont

Football Saturday’s Results Dayton Christian 26, Crestline 0 Lehman Catholic 63, Ridgemont 0 DAYTON CHRISTIAN 26, CRESTLINE 0 C 0 0 0 0 — 0 DC 6 0 0 20 — 26 First Quarter DC: Jackson 18 pass from Griswold (run fail). Fourth Quarter DC: Griswold 8 run (Powell 2 run). DC: Griswold 36 run (pass fail). DC: Powell 25 run (pass fail). Friday’s Results Alter 49, Roger Bacon 14 Anna...
Ohio State rides third quarter surge to win over TCU

Ohio State rides third quarter surge to win over TCU

Ohio State rallied from a halftime deficit to beat TCU 40-28 Saturday night in Arlington, Texas.  The fourth-ranked Buckeyes trailed 14-13 at intermission and saw the 15th-ranked Horned Frogs stretch the lead to eight midway through the third quarter.  Then Ohio State surged into the lead in a bizarre sequence of plays.  It started with a 63-yard catch-and-run by Parris Campbell, who...
Wittenberg routs Oberlin for 16th straight regular-season win

Wittenberg routs Oberlin for 16th straight regular-season win

The No. 14 Wittenberg Tigers trailed Oberlin 7-3 after the first quarter Saturday but quickly squashed the Yeomen’s upset hopes with touchdowns on four straight possessions in the second quarter en route to a 45-14 victory at Knowlton Stadium. The Tigers (2-0, 1-0) won their North Coast Athletic Conference opener and first road game of the season, stretching their regular-season winning streak...
Alter sophomore rushes for 344 yards in breakout effort

Alter sophomore rushes for 344 yards in breakout effort

After so many great seasons and outstanding individuals, it takes someone special to make a dent in the Alter High School football record book. Make way for Branden McDonald. The 6-foot-1, 224-pound sophomore hammer launched among the Knights’ best with 344 yards rushing in 25 carries to highlight Alter’s 49-14 Week 4 win at Cincinnati Roger Bacon on Friday night. Alter coach Ed Domsitz...
Recruiting: Trotwood-Madison star makes his college decision

Recruiting: Trotwood-Madison star makes his college decision

Amari Davis announced Saturday he will play his college basketball at Green Bay.  A 6-foot-3 shooting guard, Davis was fifth in the GWOC in scoring last season as a junior at 21.0 points per game.  He shot 59.4 percent from the field and averaged 6.4 rebounds and 5.1 steals per game for the Rams, who lost the Division II state championship game to Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary.  Davis...
Week 4: Fairmont beats Springboro; Trotwood gets back to winning

Week 4: Fairmont beats Springboro; Trotwood gets back to winning

Jesse Deglow had a pair of rushing touchdowns in the second half to help Fairmont put away Springboro 24-12 in high school football action on Friday. Deglow racked up 180 yards on 28 carries and Braden Miller tacked on 79 yards with a TD. Landon Palmer passed for 211 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort for ‘Boro.  Fairmont improved to 3-1 with the win; Springboro fell to 1-3. ...
Tecumseh plays keepaway to hand Northwestern its first loss

Tecumseh plays keepaway to hand Northwestern its first loss

Of all the numbers on the stat sheet Friday night, one meant the most to Tecumseh football coach Chris Cory: 68. That’s how many plays his team ran to possess the ball for 34 of the 48 minutes. Northwestern ran only 38 plays. “Against a team like that that can score through the air on any pass, you’ve got to keep them off the field,” he said. “And our kids did a great...
High School Football: Week 4 scores, boxscores

High School Football: Week 4 scores, boxscores

Alter 49, Roger Bacon 14 Anna 28, St. Henry 27, OT Ansonia 28, Bethel 19 Arcanum 48, Bradford 7 Bellbrook 49, Waynesville 6 Bellefontaine 42, Graham 6 Brookville 48, Eaton 13 Carroll 37, McNicholas 28 Cathedral (IN) 20, St. Xavier 13 Chaminade Julienne 38, Purcell Marian 0 Celina 50, Lima Bath 14 Clinton-Massie 54, Miami Trace 0 Coldwater 31, Minster 20 Colerain 44, Middletown 3 Covington 45, Tri-County...
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