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Jim Naveau

Position: Sports
E-Mail Address: jnaveau@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 567-242-0414


About Jim Naveau

Covers sports, including Ohio State football.

Latest Stories by Jim Naveau

Blue Jays, Lancers win

VAN WERT — Maybe the in between part could have used a little work, but Delphos St. John's started strong and finished strong in a 59-33 win over Cory-Rawson in its Division IV boys basketball sectional opener Wednesday night at Van Wert High School. St. John's (16-6) got 15 points from Andy Grothouse, 12 from Alex Odenweller and 11 from Tyl

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — John Lammers didn't go to Notre Dame on an athletic scholarship but he has ended up playing against some of the best athletes in college basketball.
Some of the best athletes in women's college basketball.
Lammers, who played on Ottawa-Glandorf's Division III state semifinalist team in 2012, is on a practice squad compose

O-G grad Lammers part of Notre Dame practice squad

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — John Lammers didn't go to Notre Dame on an athletic scholarship but he has ended up playing against some of the best athletes in college basketball. Some of the best athletes in women's college basketball. Lammers, who played on Ottawa-Glandorf's Division III state semifinalist team in 2012, is on a practice squad compose

College Notes

Lima Central Catholic graduate Billy Taflinger was named to the all-tournament team after scoring 59 points in three games for Bluffton University's men's basketball team when it finished runner-up to Defiance in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament. Taflinger, a 6-foot junior guard, was Bluffton's No. 2 scorer on the season at

SPENCERVILLE — There are two schools of thought about whether to take a first-round bye or play right away in basketball tournaments.
But taking the first-round bye certainly didn't seem to be any kind of a problem for Wapakoneta when it rolled to a 57-24 win over St. Marys in a Division II girls basketball sectional championship game at Spe

Wapakoneta advances to district

SPENCERVILLE — There are two schools of thought about whether to take a first-round bye or play right away in basketball tournaments. But taking the first-round bye certainly didn't seem to be any kind of a problem for Wapakoneta when it rolled to a 57-24 win over St. Marys in a Division II girls basketball sectional championship game at Spe

SPENCERVILLE – The past was behind them and history was in front of them.
Spencerville's 52-45 boys basketball win over Lincolnview on Friday night gave the Bearcats their first outright Northwest Conference title in that sport in school history.
Maybe fittingly, the basket they were attacking in the second half of that title-clinching win

Spencerville claims NWC crown

SPENCERVILLE – The past was behind them and history was in front of them. Spencerville's 52-45 boys basketball win over Lincolnview on Friday night gave the Bearcats their first outright Northwest Conference title in that sport in school history. Maybe fittingly, the basket they were attacking in the second half of that title-clinching win

VAN WERT — There wasn't so much a defining moment in Ottoville's 51-29 win over Fort Jennings in the first round of the Van Wert Division IV girls basketball sectional Wednesday night as there was a declining moment.
Ottoville (15-7) had already beaten Fort Jennings (2-20) twice by big scores this season, but with 2 ½ minutes left in th

Fort Jennings fades against Ottoville

VAN WERT — There wasn't so much a defining moment in Ottoville's 51-29 win over Fort Jennings in the first round of the Van Wert Division IV girls basketball sectional Wednesday night as there was a declining moment. Ottoville (15-7) had already beaten Fort Jennings (2-20) twice by big scores this season, but with 2 ½ minutes left in th

1. Can this area's two state champions from last season, Lima Central Catholic in Division III and Crestview in Division IV, repeat?
LCC remains one of northwest Ohio's top Division III teams, even after Martyce Kimbrough graduated and Xavier Simpson transferred to Lima Senior. But adding Tre Cobbs' recent shoulder injury to Jake Williams' season-

Ten things to comprehend

1. Can this area's two state champions from last season, Lima Central Catholic in Division III and Crestview in Division IV, repeat? LCC remains one of northwest Ohio's top Division III teams, even after Martyce Kimbrough graduated and Xavier Simpson transferred to Lima Senior. But adding Tre Cobbs' recent shoulder injury to Jake Williams' season-

VAN WERT – Before Ohio State played Miami for the football national championship in 2002, the allegation that OSU did not care enough about the academic life of its athletes was the center piece of an angry rant by standout running back Maurice Clarett.
Monday, when Clarett spoke to a student assembly at Vantage Career Center, it wasn't unti

Clarett's message: Choosing new direction always possible

VAN WERT – Before Ohio State played Miami for the football national championship in 2002, the allegation that OSU did not care enough about the academic life of its athletes was the center piece of an angry rant by standout running back Maurice Clarett. Monday, when Clarett spoke to a student assembly at Vantage Career Center, it wasn't unti

Spartans get win No. 17 at Mansfield Senior

Lima Senior broke out of a 39-39 halftime tie to take an 88-73 boys basketball win at Mansfield Senior on Monday night. Xavier Simpson (18 points) and Elijah Pughsley (16 points) led six Spartans who scored in double figures. Jaylin Thomas had 14 points, Jarius Ward had 11 points and Marquevious Wilson and Rico Stafford each scored 10. Naradain J

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Reds manager Bryan Price said it's “unfair and inaccurate” for Miami pitcher Mat Latos to suggest that Cincinnati rushed him back from an injury last season and lacked leadership in the clubhouse.
One day after Latos made his comments in an interview with Fox Sports, Price and Reds general manager Walt Jock

Reds deny rushing Latos back to mound

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Reds manager Bryan Price said it's “unfair and inaccurate” for Miami pitcher Mat Latos to suggest that Cincinnati rushed him back from an injury last season and lacked leadership in the clubhouse. One day after Latos made his comments in an interview with Fox Sports, Price and Reds general manager Walt Jock

For the doubters who say it's too difficult to have a winning football program at Shawnee High School, Jon Carpenter has the ultimate comeback if he chooses to use it.
Shawnee's new football coach beat out almost 800 people to get the job he had before being named as the Indians coach last Tuesday.
The mathematical possibility of success in that

New coach sees potential to build a winner at Shawnee

For the doubters who say it's too difficult to have a winning football program at Shawnee High School, Jon Carpenter has the ultimate comeback if he chooses to use it. Shawnee's new football coach beat out almost 800 people to get the job he had before being named as the Indians coach last Tuesday. The mathematical possibility of success in that

LIMA – The predictions were a little off. But Lima Central Catholic was definitely on its game when it beat Celina 60-50 in a match-up of state-ranked boys basketball teams on Saturday night at LCC.
The expectation was that it would be a close game with Celina, ranked No. 8 in Division II, going against LCC, No. 3 in Division III.
But the T

LCC dominates match-up of ranked teams

LIMA – The predictions were a little off. But Lima Central Catholic was definitely on its game when it beat Celina 60-50 in a match-up of state-ranked boys basketball teams on Saturday night at LCC. The expectation was that it would be a close game with Celina, ranked No. 8 in Division II, going against LCC, No. 3 in Division III. But the T

OTTAWA – It all came down to math, to inches and feet, St. Marys coach Dan Hegemier said.
“What can you do when you've got 6-footers and they've got 6-7's and 6-foot-8-ers?” Hegemier said after Ottawa-Glandorf came away with a 59-51 boys basketball win over the Roughriders on Friday night.
Actually, O-G only had one 6-foot, 7-in

O-G finishes strong in win over St. Marys

OTTAWA – It all came down to math, to inches and feet, St. Marys coach Dan Hegemier said. “What can you do when you've got 6-footers and they've got 6-7's and 6-foot-8-ers?” Hegemier said after Ottawa-Glandorf came away with a 59-51 boys basketball win over the Roughriders on Friday night. Actually, O-G only had one 6-foot, 7-in

LIMA – After a 60-46 loss to Toledo Notre Dame last month, Lima Senior decided to try something different in its girls basketball rematch against the Eagles on Thursday night at Senior High.
But the result was almost identical the second time around when Notre Dame grabbed an early lead and went on to take a 50-39 win over the Spartans in th

New strategy, same result

LIMA – After a 60-46 loss to Toledo Notre Dame last month, Lima Senior decided to try something different in its girls basketball rematch against the Eagles on Thursday night at Senior High. But the result was almost identical the second time around when Notre Dame grabbed an early lead and went on to take a 50-39 win over the Spartans in th

LIMA — Payback, like a pay day, has to be earned.
And Lima Central Catholic earned a 64-48 win and a little payback against Spencerville on the strength of two strong finishes — one at the end of the first half and the other near the end of the game — on Tuesday night at LCC.
Dantez Walton (20 points, 9 rebounds) and Tre Cobbs (

LCC rejects upset attempt

LIMA — Payback, like a pay day, has to be earned. And Lima Central Catholic earned a 64-48 win and a little payback against Spencerville on the strength of two strong finishes — one at the end of the first half and the other near the end of the game — on Tuesday night at LCC. Dantez Walton (20 points, 9 rebounds) and Tre Cobbs (

Shawnee High School has hired a member of a famous Ohio football family as its new football coach.
Jon Carpenter, son of former NFL running back Rob Carpenter and brother of ex-Ohio State linebacker Bobby Carpenter, was announced as the Indians coach on Tuesday.
Carpenter played football at the University of Cincinnati and has been a graduate ass

New Shawnee football coach comes from gridiron family

Shawnee High School has hired a member of a famous Ohio football family as its new football coach. Jon Carpenter, son of former NFL running back Rob Carpenter and brother of ex-Ohio State linebacker Bobby Carpenter, was announced as the Indians coach on Tuesday. Carpenter played football at the University of Cincinnati and has been a graduate ass

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The qualifying session for NASCAR's biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as “a complete embarrassment” and called a “cute show” by Clint Bowyer.
The frenetic knockout format ended with Jeff Gordon on the pole for the final Daytona 500 of his career.
And as NASCAR executive

Daytona's qualifying reviews mixed

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The qualifying session for NASCAR's biggest race of the year was lambasted by Tony Stewart as “a complete embarrassment” and called a “cute show” by Clint Bowyer. The frenetic knockout format ended with Jeff Gordon on the pole for the final Daytona 500 of his career. And as NASCAR executive

CHICAGO (AP) — The twin sons of Ernie Banks asserted Monday that his agent and caretaker coerced the Chicago Cubs baseball great into signing a new will giving her all his assets.
In a statement released by their attorney, Jerry and Joey Banks said their father was ill at the time Regina Rice had him sign a power of attorney, a health care d

Ernie Banks' family, caretaker battling over new will

CHICAGO (AP) — The twin sons of Ernie Banks asserted Monday that his agent and caretaker coerced the Chicago Cubs baseball great into signing a new will giving her all his assets. In a statement released by their attorney, Jerry and Joey Banks said their father was ill at the time Regina Rice had him sign a power of attorney, a health care d

O-G rolls past Leipsic; Crestview now 21-0

Ottawa-Glandorf overpowered Leipsic 84-40 in a boys basketball game on Monday night, led by 25 points from Noah Bramlage. The Titans (13-6) jumped out to a 24-9 lead after one quarter and put the game completely out of reach with 33 points in the third quarter, giving them a 50-point lead heading into the final eight minutes. Brad Recker had 13 p

Lima Senior survives Findlay's surge

LIMA – After breaking a long losing streak against Findlay earlier this season, Lima Senior's boys basketball team appeared ready to deal the Trojans a crushing loss in the rematch on Friday night at Senior High. But after leading by 15 points at halftime, the Spartans (14-3, 9-2 TRAC) found themselves in a battle until the final seconds aga





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