a brief conversation with John Austin the other day fit so well with today's column. He told a story about the “Hustles” that were rolled on a regular basis at Moreo Lanes most generally on Saturday afternoons.
COLUMBUS — How did Michigan become the Beach Boys of college football?
BATH TOWNSHIP — The previous two championship match-ups of Bath's Kewpee Tip-Off Classic girls basketball tournament pitted New Knoxville against the host Wildkittens with both teams winning once.
SIDNEY — Kenton knew it had to get through the No. 1 team in the state to have a shot at being No. 1.For three quarters, Kenton's defense pummeled No. 1-ranked Kettering Alter's high-powered offense.
WAPAKONETA — Eli Wolf's blocked punt led to a go-ahead score with 6:49 to play as Minster advanced to the Division VI state championship game with a 14-13 victory over Tinora on Friday.
ELIDA — With six players gone from last year's 10-13 (4-5 Western Buckeye League) team, Elida will be relying on its underclassmen to step up and fill those voids.
NOTE: Information was supplied by coaches.ADACOACH: Bill TaflingerYEARS, RECORD AT SCHOOL: First year (24 total, 305-217)LAST YEAR'S RECORD: 8-15 overall, 2-6 NWCDIVISION: IV
Struggling on the field. Struggling to fill the Big House. A coach on his way out. A new athletic director under pressure to make the right hire to restore a once proud football program to its traditional place among the nation's...
COLUMBUS – Maybe it should have been expected that Troy Smith picked the situation where the odds appeared stacked against him but he still prevailed.
LIMA — Lima Senior's girls basketball team ran past people last year.
COLUMBUS GROVE – The deeper a team gets into the playoffs, the tougher it usually gets.It probably doesn't get any more challenging for Columbus Grove than this weekend.
7-4, baby.That's what the Cleveland Browns are right now.Man that sounds good.Man that feels good.
COLUMBUS – Following his dream took Jeff Heuerman to Michigan once, but not twice.
WAPAKONETA – For the past 13 Friday nights, Thomas Schoenlein was exactly where he was born to be — on a football field.
LIMA – Mike Fell had a vision when he took over the Lima Senior football program two years ago.Fell, a former Lima Senior quarterback, truly believed his alma mater could be a formidable football...
LIMA –- Pity the poor person who has to keep track of, and then update, the Lima Senior football record book.
Late TuesdayWomen's BasketballUNOH 126, Concordia 81at UNOHConcordia
KENTON – Losing a close game is something a team or coach does not forget.
ADA — Ohio Northern's women's basketball team lifted its record to 4-1 with a 71-48 victory over Defiance on Tuesday at the ONU Sports Center.
COLUMBUS – At the Big Ten football media days in July, Ohio State senior tight end Jeff Heuerman called OSU quarterback Braxton Miller “Ohio State's LeBron.”
Last season Xavier Simpson was a key member of the Lima Central Catholic state championship team.This year he'll be in the lineup from Day 1 with Lima Senior.
ADA — Eight Ohio Northern players were named All-Ohio Athletic Conference in football for 2014 in voting conducted by the league's head coaches.
COLUMBUS — The mere sight of Troy Smith in an Ohio State football uniform used to foreshadow defeat for Michigan from 2004-2006.