COLUMBUS — The rematch has arrived for Lima Central Catholic and Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph.LCC won last year's Division III state championship game 64-62 over pre-tournament favorite VASJ.
The emotions, passions and memories generated by a basketball team's advancement to the state tournament can impact a young athlete for a lifetime. The value of the rewards gained by the experience does not change over time or eras.
COLUMBUS — Second-team Associated Press All-Ohioan Katwan Singleton hit two free throws with 14.3 seconds left and then blocked a shot to lead Defiance to a 46-45 victory over five-time champion Dayton Dunbar (22-6) in a Division II state...
ALBANY, N.Y. — Dayton has already upset one team from Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament and the Flyers don't see why a game with Louisville should be any different.
LIMA — Lima Central Catholic opened its season with a 5-0 victory against Port Clinton on Friday.
LOS ANGELES — T.J. McConnell scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, freshman Stanley Johnson added 12 points, and second-seeded Arizona made a dominant late rally for a 68-60 victory over sixth-seeded Xavier in the West Regional...
COLUMBUS — Lima Central Catholic stayed on its feet after taking a hit that would have knocked many teams off its feet.Then it weathered a storm that would have blown away a lot of teams.
CLEVELAND — Perfect and pulverizing. Kentucky made West Virginia's press look pathetic.
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COLUMBUS — Carlton Bragg scored 22 points and top-ranked Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph dominated inside to beat Columbus Eastmoor Academy, 62-34, in a Division III state semifinal Thursday.
COLUMBUS — It seemed like destiny for Lima Central Catholic.The Thunderbirds came into Thursday's Division III state semifinal game against Dayton Chaminade Julienne with a 12-game winning streak on the line.
COLUMBUS — Ohio State's compliance office is investigating whether quarterback Braxton Miller broke any NCAA rules when he posed for a picture on social media with health-care and nutritional products.
Lima Senior juniors Xavier Simpson and Rion Thompson were named first team all-Three Rivers Athletic Conference it was announced Wednesday.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Anthony DeSclafani struck out nine in six impressive innings, pitching the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-0 win over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
This week it's the boys' state basketball tournament in Columbus.I love it!It's the 93rd edition of boys' state.
LOS ANGELES — Six years are a blink when old friends like Sean Miller and Chris Mack get back together. When the coaches met up Wednesday in a Staples Center hallway, they jumped right back into their old relationship roles.
CLERMONT, Fla. — The University of Northwestern Ohio softball team capped its second annual trip to the National Training Center Spring Games in style on Wednesday morning, finishing the Florida trip with a 6-4 mark, and riding a five game...
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COLUMBUS — Opponents tried everything to stop Luke Kennard as his team played before packed houses everywhere it went. Fans taunted him. There were long lines of autograph-seekers.
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St. Henry's Ryan Mikesell earned All-Ohio Division III first team honors and Lima Central Catholic's Dantez Walton and Ottawa-Glandorf's Noah Bramlage were second team selections by the Associated Press on Tuesday.
Maybe a few people thought about the possibility of a rematch in the boys state basketball tournament when Lima Central Catholic beat Dayton Chaminade-Julienne 64-54 on Feb. 10, but it was probably only a few.
Jim Furlong, affectionately known as “Fuzz” by his many friends, will be honored by the OHSAA at the boys' basketball state tournament this weekend. Furlong will be featured in a video at halftime of the 2 p.m. Division II semifinal...
CLERMONT, Fla. — The University of Northwestern Ohio set program single game records for runs (18), hits (27), RBIs (17), and total bases (32) and they tied a single game record for doubles (5) in an 18-7 victory over Thomas College on...
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OMAHA, Neb. — In the 2008 national championship, with Kansas trailing Memphis by three and 10.8 seconds left in the game, coach Bill Self called for his team to run a play called “Chop.”
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Ohio State spent the entire second half clawing back from a huge deficit against North Carolina, finally pulling even with the Tar Heels.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Carlos Santana hit a two-run homer and a sacrifice fly, leading the Cleveland Indians to an 8-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Monday.
Ottawa-Glandorf didn't have a 15 point-per-game scorer.The Titans didn't have a girl in the eight-player rotation over 5-foot-9.But what O-G did have was plenty of fire and passion for the game.
It was a turnaround season for Lima Senior boys basketball, as the Spartans advanced all the way to the regional championship game.
It was the stuff of which legends and motivation are made. But first things first.
ROSSBURG — Earl Baltes, the founder and longtime promoter of Eldora Speedway, has died. He was 93.Speedway officials say Baltes died Monday at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
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COLUMBUS — Facing a deficit and a fired-up Dayton team, fueled by its fans who packed the house again, Oklahoma went on lockdown.
PITTSBURGH — So much for retirement. Again.
GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Josh Satin bolstered his case for a spot on Cincinnati's bench, hitting a three-run homer in the eighth and a game-ending RBI single in the Reds' 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
The story line is, of course, Lima Central Catholic's return to the boys state basketball tournament and its pursuit of a second consecutive Division III state championship.
MILWAUKEE — A dunk from LeBron James started a decisive run for the lethargic Cleveland Cavaliers.From there, the Central Division leaders overpowered the young Milwaukee Bucks.
COLUMBUS — Ottawa-Glandorf had three chances in the final 13 seconds.And two of those were returned with a swat by Versailles' Taylor Winner.
TOLEDO — For a little more than three quarters, Lima Senior stood toe-to-toe with the champ.For around three minutes, Lakewood St. Edward showed why it will defend that championship in the coming week.
BOWLING GREEN — There were some changes in the cast, but the destination will be the same.
COLUMBUS — Despite losing much of a 14-point lead in the third quarter, West Chester Lakota West held off Toledo Notre Dame Academy 44-38 to win its first Division I title Saturday at Ohio State's Value City Arena.
ST. LOUIS — NCAA wrestling organizers flipped the competition order so Logan Stieber's bid for a fourth national championship came last instead of third in the order. That was the lone suspense remaining from Ohio State's first...
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The Lima Express of the Premier Basketball League will play host to the Ohio Flash from Dayton at Lima Central Catholic High School. Tipoff is at 3 p.m. Fans are being asked to wear red and white.
Parkway's Amanda Stachler will sign her national letter of intent for bowling to the University of Northwestern Ohio at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the school's community room.
Anglers living in Ohio usually do not have trout fishing as one of their major pursuits, primarily because there are not many trout waters in the state.
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One of my lasting memories for this season was the impact that the OHSAA Division I battle of Wapakoneta and Beavercreek had on Blake Knueve, of Wapakoneta.