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A two-time Daytona 500 champion raced in the area this weekend. He’ll leave with these memories.
 Former NASCAR Cup driver Sterling Marlin has seen his share of tracks in his racing days. Shady Bowl Speedway, though, left an impression on Marlin. And his No. 114 late model. While local driver Josh Smith was holding off the field for his fourth late model feature win, Marlin was trying to hold his car together. The two-time Daytona 500...

3:33 PM Sunday, Jun. 17, 2018

Former NASCAR Cup driver Sterling Marlin has seen his share of tracks in his racing days. Shady Bowl Speedway, though, left an impression on Marlin. And his No. 114 late model. While local driver Josh Smith was holding off the field for his fourth late model feature win, Marlin was trying to hold his car together. The two-time Daytona 500...
Two-time Daytona 500 winner set to race at local track
 Former NASCAR Cup Series driver Sterling Marlin has a history with the Miami Valley. Marlin visited the Dayton Dragons for a promotional event in 2002. He attended a Dayton Bombers game in 2005 to help boost attendance. And on Saturday, Marlin gets to experience the World’s Fastest Three-Tenth’s Mile Paved Oval. Marlin, the two-time...

2:56 PM Friday, Jun. 15, 2018

Former NASCAR Cup Series driver Sterling Marlin has a history with the Miami Valley. Marlin visited the Dayton Dragons for a promotional event in 2002. He attended a Dayton Bombers game in 2005 to help boost attendance. And on Saturday, Marlin gets to experience the World’s Fastest Three-Tenth’s Mile Paved Oval. Marlin, the two-time...
Former Marion Local teacher, athletic director Wilker dies at 69
 Stan Wilker, former athletic director and teacher at Marion Local High School, 
               passed away at his home Monday
             following an illness. He was 69. Marion Local football coach Tim Goodwin said there are ADs. And then there are ADs like Wilker. »RELATED: Ohio State’s first Rose Bowl-winning QB dead at 91...

2:08 PM Wednesday, Jun. 13, 2018

Stan Wilker, former athletic director and teacher at Marion Local High School, passed away at his home Monday following an illness. He was 69. Marion Local football coach Tim Goodwin said there are ADs. And then there are ADs like Wilker. »RELATED: Ohio State’s first Rose Bowl-winning QB dead at 91...
Timing not perfect, but taking over Shawnee girls program is for Cooper
 Three seasons since she last coached, Kari (Kitchen) Cooper wasn’t actively searching for a return to high school girls basketball. In the time off the court Cooper was working on obtaining her certification in physical education, was hired at Rockway Elementary School in the Clark-Shawnee Local School District, and in recent weeks...

4:22 PM Tuesday, Jun. 12, 2018

Three seasons since she last coached, Kari (Kitchen) Cooper wasn’t actively searching for a return to high school girls basketball. In the time off the court Cooper was working on obtaining her certification in physical education, was hired at Rockway Elementary School in the Clark-Shawnee Local School District, and in recent weeks...
Dirt Late Model Dream: Bloomquist makes history at Eldora Speedway
 During his highly successful racing history at Eldora Speedway, Scott Bloomquist has seemed so dominant that at times he could beat the field with one arm tied behind his back. On Saturday night he perhaps felt like he did. »RELATED: ‘Sweet satisfaction’ not revenge for Bloomquist at Eldora Bloomquist led the final 61 laps...

3:10 PM Sunday, Jun. 10, 2018

During his highly successful racing history at Eldora Speedway, Scott Bloomquist has seemed so dominant that at times he could beat the field with one arm tied behind his back. On Saturday night he perhaps felt like he did. »RELATED: ‘Sweet satisfaction’ not revenge for Bloomquist at Eldora Bloomquist led the final 61 laps...
Bloomquist in pursuit of Dirt Late Model Dream repeat at Eldora
 Fifteen different drivers have tried, starting with Freddy Smith back in 1994. None have succeeded. To date, no driver has repeated as the Dirt Late Model Dream champion at Eldora Speedway. Tennessee’s Scott Bloomquist, the polarizing driver fans love to cheer and jeer, takes another shot at living the Dream when the defending champion...

6:47 PM Thursday, Jun. 07, 2018

Fifteen different drivers have tried, starting with Freddy Smith back in 1994. None have succeeded. To date, no driver has repeated as the Dirt Late Model Dream champion at Eldora Speedway. Tennessee’s Scott Bloomquist, the polarizing driver fans love to cheer and jeer, takes another shot at living the Dream when the defending champion...
Streaking Bradford softball a D-IV state final four hit
 Don’t ask Bradford High School softball coach Shon Schaffer what to expect from the Division IV state softball final four. After this season – and especially the Railroaders’ last game – Schaffer knows to expect the unexpected. “The town is abuzz of these softball girls doing things that quite frankly no one...

6:04 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Don’t ask Bradford High School softball coach Shon Schaffer what to expect from the Division IV state softball final four. After this season – and especially the Railroaders’ last game – Schaffer knows to expect the unexpected. “The town is abuzz of these softball girls doing things that quite frankly no one...
Northeastern junior fulfills goal by qualifying for state track
 Dayna Ranard has coached some outstanding high jumpers at Northeastern High School. When she saw Max Queen in gym class she knew she’d found the Jets’ next one. Ranard just had to convince Queen. “In basketball I realized I could jump pretty high when I started dunking,” Queen said. “She was my gym teacher and...

5:20 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

Dayna Ranard has coached some outstanding high jumpers at Northeastern High School. When she saw Max Queen in gym class she knew she’d found the Jets’ next one. Ranard just had to convince Queen. “In basketball I realized I could jump pretty high when I started dunking,” Queen said. “She was my gym teacher and...
Springfield’s “Fab 4” looking for state title runs
 To hear Springfield High School track coach Michael Davis say it makes you do a double take, much like when senior Quincy Scott unleashes one of his electrifying long jumps. The Springfield Wildcats didn’t win a track meet during the regular season. This, despite qualifying four athletes in five different events to the Division I state...

4:04 PM Thursday, May. 31, 2018

To hear Springfield High School track coach Michael Davis say it makes you do a double take, much like when senior Quincy Scott unleashes one of his electrifying long jumps. The Springfield Wildcats didn’t win a track meet during the regular season. This, despite qualifying four athletes in five different events to the Division I state...
Greenon sophomore on track event she’s the favorite to win state in: ‘The 400 is basically a death mission for your body’
 Last season when Greenon High School sophomore Delaney Benedict first tried the 400-meter run at her coaches’ request, she said “the 400 is basically a death mission for your body.” These days, Benedict likely prefers a minute of pain – or 55 seconds in her case – compared to assistant coach Eric Brickson&rsquo...

4:08 PM Tuesday, May. 29, 2018

Last season when Greenon High School sophomore Delaney Benedict first tried the 400-meter run at her coaches’ request, she said “the 400 is basically a death mission for your body.” These days, Benedict likely prefers a minute of pain – or 55 seconds in her case – compared to assistant coach Eric Brickson&rsquo...
WL-S back in regional semis: ‘We definitely feel better this year’
 Last season in the Division III softball regional semifinals, West Liberty-Salem’s seventh inning rally fell short. This season the Tigers are making sure it doesn’t come down to that again. West Liberty-Salem’s aggressive approach at the plate – scoring runs early and often – has carried the Tigers into a second...

6:54 PM Tuesday, May. 22, 2018

Last season in the Division III softball regional semifinals, West Liberty-Salem’s seventh inning rally fell short. This season the Tigers are making sure it doesn’t come down to that again. West Liberty-Salem’s aggressive approach at the plate – scoring runs early and often – has carried the Tigers into a second...
Multiple regional qualifiers boost district-champ WL-Salem girls
 Then a seventh grader, Lydia Moell couldn’t have picked a better day for her first pole vault lesson three years ago. Well, except for that winter blast Lydia and her father drove through to get to Columbus. “I remember because it was on Valentine’s Day and my husband drove her over in a snowstorm,” said Becky Moell...

6:30 PM Monday, May. 21, 2018

Then a seventh grader, Lydia Moell couldn’t have picked a better day for her first pole vault lesson three years ago. Well, except for that winter blast Lydia and her father drove through to get to Columbus. “I remember because it was on Valentine’s Day and my husband drove her over in a snowstorm,” said Becky Moell...
High School Track: Shawnee foursome sets district record in 800 relay
 Separately they are standouts in their own events. Together Matt Jarzab, Robie Glass, Jack McCrory and Cyres Cooper are stellar. The Shawnee High school foursome established a new district meet record in the 800-meter relay on Saturday, blazing to a 1:31.01 at Graham High School. They lowered the previous best of 1:31.19 set by Carroll in...

12:28 AM Sunday, May. 20, 2018

Separately they are standouts in their own events. Together Matt Jarzab, Robie Glass, Jack McCrory and Cyres Cooper are stellar. The Shawnee High school foursome established a new district meet record in the 800-meter relay on Saturday, blazing to a 1:31.01 at Graham High School. They lowered the previous best of 1:31.19 set by Carroll in...
High School Tennis: Area district qualifiers eye state berths
 The senior superlatives keep coming for Catholic Central High School’s Colin Kelly and Jack Brougher. And Friday they look to add another distinction to their high school careers – state qualifiers. Kelly, who was voted as having the best eyes – blue, for those wondering – by his Catholic Central classmates, and Brougher...

6:44 PM Thursday, May. 17, 2018

The senior superlatives keep coming for Catholic Central High School’s Colin Kelly and Jack Brougher. And Friday they look to add another distinction to their high school careers – state qualifiers. Kelly, who was voted as having the best eyes – blue, for those wondering – by his Catholic Central classmates, and Brougher...
HS Track: Tecumseh boys 3,200 relay team keeps dream season alive
 The Tecumseh High School 3,200 boys relay team will go down as the best in school history. But the team of Stephen Mattingly, Ethan Adams, Clay Mastin and Garrett Gemmaka isn’t ready to be retired to the record books just yet. The Arrows kept their dream season alive with a runner-up finish at the Division II district track and field...

4:53 PM Thursday, May. 17, 2018

The Tecumseh High School 3,200 boys relay team will go down as the best in school history. But the team of Stephen Mattingly, Ethan Adams, Clay Mastin and Garrett Gemmaka isn’t ready to be retired to the record books just yet. The Arrows kept their dream season alive with a runner-up finish at the Division II district track and field...
Catholic Central relay misses record, but wins district title
 The main goal for Catholic Central High School’s girls 3,200 relay team on Tuesday was to chase down a personal record. They came up shy, but the Irish foursome settled for the next best thing. Catholic Central’s relay team of Bridget Engel, Lauren Stannard, Sydney Yontz and Addie Engel won the district championship at the Division...

5:13 PM Wednesday, May. 16, 2018

The main goal for Catholic Central High School’s girls 3,200 relay team on Tuesday was to chase down a personal record. They came up shy, but the Irish foursome settled for the next best thing. Catholic Central’s relay team of Bridget Engel, Lauren Stannard, Sydney Yontz and Addie Engel won the district championship at the Division...
High School Softball: Resurgent Springfield falls in sectional final
 When it comes to softball, fellow Greater Western Ohio Conference teams have played the big sister to Springfield’s little sister role. Traditional GWOC powers have typically taken advantage of being stronger, faster and more experienced against Springfield in recent seasons. The Wildcats, though, are growing up. »RELATED: Monday&rsquo...

6:37 PM Tuesday, May. 15, 2018

When it comes to softball, fellow Greater Western Ohio Conference teams have played the big sister to Springfield’s little sister role. Traditional GWOC powers have typically taken advantage of being stronger, faster and more experienced against Springfield in recent seasons. The Wildcats, though, are growing up. »RELATED: Monday&rsquo...
North Dakota native sweeps World of Outlaws races at Eldora Speedway
 After sweeping two straight features on what’s been called the Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends, it was advice from his father that World of Outlaws driver Donny Schatz took to heart. “If you are worried about what is behind you,” Schatz said, “you are going to have a hell of a time handling what’s in front...

2:20 PM Sunday, May. 13, 2018

After sweeping two straight features on what’s been called the Mother of All Sprint Car Weekends, it was advice from his father that World of Outlaws driver Donny Schatz took to heart. “If you are worried about what is behind you,” Schatz said, “you are going to have a hell of a time handling what’s in front...
High School Tennis: Northeastern’s Calhoun reaches district tourney
 The Northeastern High School tennis program had won 10 straight Ohio Heritage Conference championships entering the season. Senior Jake Calhoun wasn’t ready to see that come to an end. He felt the same about his own high school career entering this week. »RELATED: Saturday’s high school scores »RELATED: Saturday&rsquo...

12:24 AM Sunday, May. 13, 2018

The Northeastern High School tennis program had won 10 straight Ohio Heritage Conference championships entering the season. Senior Jake Calhoun wasn’t ready to see that come to an end. He felt the same about his own high school career entering this week. »RELATED: Saturday’s high school scores »RELATED: Saturday&rsquo...
High School Track: Shawnee sophomore Glass dominates at CBC meet
 As he pursued the high jump record he covets most, Shawnee High School sophomore Robie Glass took a break from his jumps at the league championship meet to help set a record in the 800-meter relay. And he wasn’t done there. Glass won four events at the Central Buckeye Conference championships on Friday, an effort that led CBC coaches...

4:18 PM Saturday, May. 12, 2018

As he pursued the high jump record he covets most, Shawnee High School sophomore Robie Glass took a break from his jumps at the league championship meet to help set a record in the 800-meter relay. And he wasn’t done there. Glass won four events at the Central Buckeye Conference championships on Friday, an effort that led CBC coaches...
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