CINCINNATI (AP) -- For the first time, the Brewers learned what it's like to keep an opponent from crossing home plate. Pretty nice feeling, actually.
CONTINENTAL — Most families spend their Father’s Day barbequing and doing nice things for their dad. While the Ordway family enjoys those activities, they would rather be out on the race track.
On the surface, it looks like it’s a case of do as I say, not as I do. But it’s still a great idea.
LIMA — Locos right-hander Justin McCalvin (Kennesaw State) collected his uniform and scanned Simmons Field during batting practice on Thursday.
CELINA — If you think you’ve heard this before, you have.
VAN WERT — A lot of all-star games involve trick plays and a lot of yards.
OTTAWA — So far this young season, Lima Legion Post 96 has struggled in its attempt to advance base runners.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Jason Kipnis' run-scoring fielder's choice in the ninth inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Jay Bruce homered off Burke Badenhop with one out in the 10th inning on Friday night, rallying the Cincinnati Reds to a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers in a game full of errors and wasted chances.
Spencerville — Jerry Cooper knows the Western Buckeye League all-star football team will feature a lot of size. He is hoping his Northwest Conference/Midwest Athletic Conference team will make up for that with its team speed.
BATH TOWNSHIP — After years of competing against each other, some of the best players from the Western Buckeye League will take the field as teammates on Friday.
CHICAGO (AP) - Mike Leake combined with Aroldis Chapman on a three-hitter and Todd Frazier hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning against Travis Wood, leading the Cincinnati Reds over the Chicago Cubs 2-1 Wednesday for their record 12th straight win at Wrigley Field.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Danny Green scored 27 points, Gary Neal added 24 and the San Antonio Spurs set an NBA Finals record with 16 3-pointers in a 113-77 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night that gave them a 2-1 series lead.
CHICAGO (AP) - Xavier Paul hit a three-run home run, Joey Votto added a two-run shot and the Cincinnati Reds roughed up Matt Garza and the Chicago Cubs 12-2 on Tuesday night.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Corey Kluber allowed one run over eight innings and the Cleveland Indians beat the Texas Rangers 5-2 Tuesday night to snap an eight-game losing streak.
LIMA — Two weeks ago, Lima Central Catholic defensive back Darius West decided he wasn’t ready to announce his college choice and canceled a press conference. But Monday night the time was right and he revealed he was verbally committing to the University of Kentucky.
BATH TOWNSHIP — East of Chicago Pizza stepped up to replace long time sponsor Dr Pepper and the results were outstanding.
LIMA — Motorcycle racing fans are getting geared up for what appears to be another strong racing field when the American Motorcycle Association Ohio National Championships visits the Allen County Fairgrounds’ half-mile dirt track at 7:30 p.m. on June 29.
CINCINNATI — The ballpark changed, and so did the result.
DETROIT (AP) — With Justin Masterson on the mound against a Detroit rookie making his big league debut, this seemed like a good chance for the Cleveland Indians to avoid a sweep.
LIMA — Cincinnati Steam right-hander Michael Hanzlik battled through an injury this spring at the College of Charleston.
BATH TOWNSHIP – Michael Schmitmeyer likes Hawthorne Hills Golf Club and the East of Chicago Amateur Golf Championship, formerly the Dr Pepper.
COLUMBUS — Most track athletes struggle to make it to the state meet in one event.
COLUMBUS — Winning a state track-and-field championship can seem simple on paper.
COLUMBUS — History was made at this year’s state track and field meet at Ohio State.
When Gloria Mackenzie, the 84-year-old Florida woman who claimed a $590 million Powerball jackpot last week, made her identity known she revealed that another lottery ticket buyer had allowed her to go ahead of them in line to buy the winning ticket.
COLUMBUS — Mykale Rogers had been here before. And that was a good thing.
COLUMBUS — One jump won it. Two jumps celebrated it.
LIMA — After defeating Lake Erie on Thursday by the score of 13-2 to open the season, the Lima Locos were hoping to open their home season in similar fashion on Friday.
COLUMBUS — It was something Columbus Grove senior Collin Grothaus had seen before.
COLUMBUS — It was a little bit of a surprise for Celina junior Michaela Wenning.
DETROIT (AP) -- Justin Verlander pitched seven solid innings, Victor Martinez homered and the Detroit Tigers beat Cleveland 7-5 on Friday night to take a 3½-game lead over the Indians atop the AL Central.
COLUMBUS — Newark Catholic veteran coach John Cannizzaro reached into this bag of tricks and pulled out right-hander Drew Buchanan.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Adam Wainwright pitched seven innings for his ninth win, and every Cardinals starter had a hit in a 9-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night that gave St. Louis a four-game lead in the NL Central, its biggest of the season.
LIMA — Tyler Grogg remembers the Lima Locos.
MIAMI (AP) -- Tony Parker banked in a 16-footer with 5.2 seconds left for the last of his 21 points and the San Antonio Spurs stunned the Miami Heat 92-88 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night.
Coaches are always on the lookout for new talent. But this scouting mission was a little different.
LIMA — After a successful state tournament run last summer, Lima Legion Post 96 hopes for a return trip this summer.
LIMA — Locos come and Locos go.
NEW YORK (AP) -- David Phelps followed the worst start of his young career with his best, allowing a mere infield single in six shutout innings and getting home run help from Mark Teixeira as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3 Tuesday night.
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Troy Tulowitzki hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning -- a call changed after the umpires initially ruled fan interference -- and the Colorado Rockies held on for a 5-4 victory Tuesday night that ended their streak of six consecutive losses to the Cincinnati Reds.
LIMA — School is out so it must be time for the Lima Junior Golf Association to swing into action for the 34th time.
ROCKFORD — In order for a team to make a run at a state championship, senior leadership is one of the keys to success.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Mike Leake continued his recent run of strong pitching by working six scoreless innings Saturday night as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0.
LEXINGTON — To do well in a track event, doesn’t mean you necessarily have to love doing it.
FINDLAY — At this point in the tournament, good pitching and a solid offense are the keys to winning.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A long night at the ballpark left the Cleveland Indians weary and drenched.
COLUMBUS — One of my first thoughts when I heard about Ohio State president E. Gordon Gee’s latest foot-in-mouth attack was that he must not have grown up with brothers and sisters.
TIFFIN — The Columbus Grove boys track and field team came into this week’s Division III regional meet at Tiffin with a lot of momentum.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Neil Walker eyed Johnny Cueto's fastball and turned on it. Before the Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman could get the bat out of his hands, the ball was nestled into the glove of Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto.
COLUMBUS — Lima Central Catholic senior Alex Swick’s high school tennis career ended with a resounding second-round thud Friday in the opening day of the Division II boys’ state tennis tournament.