Tom Usher

Position: Sports
E-Mail Address: tusher@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 419-993-2089

Latest Stories by Tom Usher

DENVER — Drew Stubbs had a hunch a curveball was coming, and he got all of it when it hung over the plate.
Stubbs capped Colorado's five-run ninth inning with a three-run homer off J.J. Hoover, sending the Rockies to a 10-9 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader.
“He threw me two (curveballs) in

Rockies' Stubbs stuns Reds

DENVER — Drew Stubbs had a hunch a curveball was coming, and he got all of it when it hung over the plate. Stubbs capped Colorado's five-run ninth inning with a three-run homer off J.J. Hoover, sending the Rockies to a 10-9 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader. “He threw me two (curveballs) in

LIMA — There's a shock factor when you first see it.
Yes, the baseball turf is indeed bright maroon.
The University of Northwestern Ohio is the first school/team in the nation to have a maroon and gold turf baseball field.
UNOH unveiled its new all-turf field on Thursday, which was installed by SportsField Engineering. The official name of

Maroon is new green at UNOH ballpark

LIMA — There's a shock factor when you first see it. Yes, the baseball turf is indeed bright maroon. The University of Northwestern Ohio is the first school/team in the nation to have a maroon and gold turf baseball field. UNOH unveiled its new all-turf field on Thursday, which was installed by SportsField Engineering. The official name of

Bath wins invitational

KALIDA – Bath got a good taste of the golf state tournament last year. Now the Wildcats want more. Bath took a first step to a return trip to state by winning the Kalida Invitational boys golf tournament with a 304 Wednesday at Country Acres Golf Club. The Wildcats won the tournament by 15 shots, as second-place Ottawa Hills finished with

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship.
On a back nine filled with clutch shots and as much tension as a major can provide, McIlroy emerged from a four-man race to outlast Phil Mickelson and the darkness at Valhalla to capture his second straight major.

Roaring Rory

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The challenge finally arrived for Rory McIlroy, and he was better than ever Sunday to win the PGA Championship. On a back nine filled with clutch shots and as much tension as a major can provide, McIlroy emerged from a four-man race to outlast Phil Mickelson and the darkness at Valhalla to capture his second straight major.

BEAVERDAM — Raven Venegas kept things steady most of the day.
On the occasions when she mishit a shot or missed a short putt, she pulled it back together almost immediately.
Venegas (Walsh University/Shawnee High School) made three birdies on the day and knocked off Sandy Doan, 3 and 1, in the semifinals of the championship flight in the Li

Venegas advances to title match

BEAVERDAM — Raven Venegas kept things steady most of the day. On the occasions when she mishit a shot or missed a short putt, she pulled it back together almost immediately. Venegas (Walsh University/Shawnee High School) made three birdies on the day and knocked off Sandy Doan, 3 and 1, in the semifinals of the championship flight in the Li

It was over well before anyone wanted to say their final good-byes.
The Lima Locos' season came to a screeching halt on Friday. The regular-season champion Locos (27-13) lost in the best-of-three Great Lakes Collegiate League semifinals to Licking County, two games to one.
At that point it didn't matter if the Locos were the No. 1 seed and the Se

Big year for Locos' development

It was over well before anyone wanted to say their final good-byes. The Lima Locos' season came to a screeching halt on Friday. The regular-season champion Locos (27-13) lost in the best-of-three Great Lakes Collegiate League semifinals to Licking County, two games to one. At that point it didn't matter if the Locos were the No. 1 seed and the Se

Locos stay alive on Wilder 2-hitter

LIMA — Here's one scary thought: Locos right-hander Cory Wilder said he didn't have his “best stuff.” But his fastball and breaking ball were plenty strong enough to take care of Licking County on Thursday. Wilder (North Carolina State) fired a complete-game two-hitter in a 5-0 victory over Licking County in Game 2 of the semifi

Rain delays start of Locos game

NEWARK – This time it wasn't Licking County slowing down the Locos, it was a hard afternoon rain which pushed through the Columbus and Newark area. Game 1 in the best-of-three Great Lakes Collegiate League semifinal series was scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at Don Edwards Field, but the monsoon-like rain pushed the starting time back to clos

NEWARK – It was shocking.
It was stunning.
And, just like that, on a Licking County strikeout, the game was over and the hex at Don Edwards Field continued.
Licking County pinch-runner Woody Wallace scored from third with two outs on a strikeout/wild pitch in the home ninth inning to lift the Settlers to a 10-9 victory over the Lima Locos

Licking County stuns Locos, 10-9

NEWARK – It was shocking. It was stunning. And, just like that, on a Licking County strikeout, the game was over and the hex at Don Edwards Field continued. Licking County pinch-runner Woody Wallace scored from third with two outs on a strikeout/wild pitch in the home ninth inning to lift the Settlers to a 10-9 victory over the Lima Locos




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