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Monday, September 14, 2020

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Sunday, September 13, 2020

Dayton Area Sports Sept. 13+


  • Chardon bans thin line
  • Winchester
  • National Trail off to 2-3 start National Trail Blazers Trail Preble Shawnee Shawnee Prep
  • 50 years ago, IU swimming assembled the greatest team ever — in any sport IND Prep
  • Lakota East falls to LaSalle 35-13 on Friday night
  • Pendleton churns up three scores in Madison’s 38-6 victory over Dixie Madison Mohawks Dixie Greyhounds New Miami Prep
  • Vision becoming clearer for Talawanda, which owns SWOC standings at halfway mark
  • statelinesportsnetwork MAC Coldwater Versailles Prep
  • As it navigates a fall without sports, IU Athletics enacts widespread furloughs
  • Preble Shawnee pulls off dramatic 3-2 comeback win over Milton-Union Union Milton Preble Shawnee Arrows Shawnee Prep
  • New OHSAA leader ready to roll, despite COVID crisis
  • statelinesportsnetwork
  • PHOTOS: Lakota West 8, Hamilton 1 Firebird Hamilton Big Blue Prep
  • Van Pelt aces hole during hot start at 3M Open
  • Eaton beats Preble Shawnee 5-0 SWBL Eaton Eagles Preble Shawnee Arrows Eagle Shawnee Prep
  • Ross travels to Talawanda for SWOC, Butler County clash Wildcats Butler Rams Carroll Prep
  • OHSAA Committed to Tournaments
  • OHSAA Observers
  • Ross steals early momentum — keeps it — in 35-0 blanking of rival Talawanda Rams Prep
  • Indiana high school volleyball: Top players to watch in 2020 Indiana College
  • Indiana high school football: Early look at potential 2020 Indiana Mr. Football candidates IND Indiana College
  • Friday Night Live: Indiana high school football Week 4 live look-ins, highlights, analysis IND Indiana College
  • Indiana high school boys soccer: Top players to watch in 2020 Indiana College
  • Indiana high school girls soccer: Top players to watch in 2020 IND Indiana College
  • Unknowns dominate final week on job for IHSAA commissioner: Indiana College
  • Football: Turnovers cost Sidney in 21-7 loss to New Richmond Sidney Richmond Prep
  • Area football roundup: Anna rallies to beat Parkway Anna Prep
  • Football stats leaders Bellbrook Beavercreek Cedarville Carroll Prep
  • Football players to quarantine after opponent tests positive West Carrollton Carroll Prep
  • COVID-19 affecting GC teams heading into week three West Carrollton Carroll Prep
  • Buccs take care of business vs. Panthers: Week 3 football roundup Panthers Covington Buccs Prep
  • Your Average 5-0, For Now…Troy Trojans Troy Trojan Butler MAC UD Ohio State Buckeyes College
  • Capitalizing On Mistakes…Piqua Turns Away Troy Troy Piqua MAC UD College
  • Read More MAC Flyers UD Ohio State College
  • It’s Worth Weathering COVID’s Intrusions To Savor The Charm Of High School Sports MAC UD College
  • Ground Pound: Strong Rush, Aggressive Defense Lifts Versailles Tigers MAC Anna Versailles UD College
  • Piqua Decimates Greenville On Senior Night…Within First Quarter Greenville Piqua MAC UD College
  • What Pandemic? Coldwater ‘O’ Perfectly Healthy In Win… MAC Coldwater Fort Recovery UD College
  • Ron Duncan’s Story: For The Love Of The Games baseball MAC UD College
  • MAC Thriller…Marion Local Tames Tigers In Overtime Tigers MAC Marion Local Versailles UD College
  • Photo Gallery FOOTBALL WEEK 3: Kettering Alter 49, Fenwick 12 Kettering Alter Fenwick Prep
  • Photo Gallery FOOTBALL WEEK 3: Hamilton 28, Fairfield 25 Fairfield Hamilton Prep
  • Football Fenwick produces a couple big plays, but can’t keep up with Alter in GCL Coed domination KETTERING — It isn’t often that entering Week 3 the Kettering Alter High School football... Kettering Alter GCL Fenwick Prep
  • Coldwater vs Fort Recovery football Coldwater Fort Recovery Prep
  • St. Henry vs Minster football St. Henry Minster Prep
  • Special teams come up big for Springfield Tigers Springfield Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Pro
  • Football Edgewood squanders scoring opportunities as Northwest records its first victory of the season 52
  • Football Ross defense rises up and throttles Talawanda while Gifford and Fraasman get two TDs apiece OXFORD — Ross High School senior Tanner Meale admitted he and his teammates were...
  • Girls Volleyball Edgewood rebounds from first loss and sweeps Ross, takes another step toward SWOC title ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP — The first loss of the season gave Edgewood High School’s girls...
  • Archdeacon: ‘He just really touches your heart’ Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • Week 3 roundup: Northmont, Stebbins, Piqua move to 3-0 Beavercreek Centerville Northmont Miamisburg Piqua Stebbins Dayton Prep
  • Badin blasts Chaminade Middletown Butler Fairfield Cincinnati RedHawks Oxford Buckeyes Reds Chaminade Julienne Badin Hamilton Prep
  • Hamilton tops Fairfield for Middletown Butler Fairfield Cincinnati RedHawks Oxford Buckeyes Reds Hamilton Prep
  • Week 3 Roundup: Shawnee, Graham, Mechanicsburg move to 3-0 Tigers Springfield Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Shawnee Prep
  • Southeastern rolls past Catholic Central Tigers Springfield Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Catholic Central Prep
  • Bellbrook tops Valley View in OT in final league clash Bellbrook Valley View Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • Wayne stuns Centerville with late touchdown Centerville Wayne Prep
  • Archdeacon: ’This is way more than basketball’ Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • Xenia Prep
  • College
  • Reports: College basketball season could start in late November Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • Ohio State Buckeyes: Ryan Day asks why his team is still sidelined by... Ohio State Buckeyes College
  • Ohio State Football: Fields Won’t Let 2020 Season Die MAC UD Ohio State Columbus College
  • IU basketball recruiting tales: Jordan Hulls goes from 0 offers to 9 in one week Hoosiers College
  • WATCH: 1-on-1 with Attorney General Dave Yost on Ohio State football Ohio State College
  • Ohio State Buckeyes: Senior who was shot to be released from hospital Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Ohio State Buckeyes College
  • IU - New Assistant IND Prep
  • Replay: Watch Big Ten Commissioner discuss plan to postpone college football
  • For Archie Miller, IU basketball no detail too small dealing with COVID-19 pandemic IND Prep
  • IU basketball teaching Freshmen IND Prep
  • Doyel: Why is Archie Miller so happy? This IU basketball team has guys he can trust IND Hoosiers College
  • New coronavirus cases back in double digits at University of Dayton Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton University of Dayton College
  • All-American Ohio State lineman declares for NFL Draft Ohio State NFL Pro
  • McCoy: Backed by Castillo’s first career complete game, Reds top Cards Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Reds Pro
  • Big Ten reportedly nearing potential vote on return of sports this fall
  • Pro
  • A.J. Green excited to ‘get back to playing football’ Tigers Springfield Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Pro
  • Bengals’ Alexander on track to make a difference Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Bengals Pro
  • Bengals vs. Chargers: 5 things to know about today’s season opener Bengals Pro
  • Ask Hal: Is Reds manager David Bell on the hot seat? Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Reds Pro
  • McCoy: Offensive woes continue as Reds fall to Cardinals Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Cardinals Reds Pro
  • Browns' Mayfield changes stance, will stand for anthem NFL Browns Cleveland Pro
  • Archdeacon: As Dayton Raceway sets to open, good times for Dan Noble Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • Hoard: On The Passing of A Friend, Lou Brock Cincinnati MAC UD Indiana College
  • Friday, September 04, 2020

    North Dominates South


    Despite a rocky start - giving up an opening kickoff touchdown that was ran in by South's Mike Crews, North quickly got on track and dominated South for a 42-7 win.  And to add to the early miscues, on their first snap from scrimmage, North fumbled the ball - they recovered the ball but it was a shaky start to a rivalry game for the visiting Panther team. North did complete that drive and scored a touchdown when Luke Eby plunged in from  4 yards out. But the momentum shifted when Ben Singleton recovered a South fumble at midfield.  That stopped a South drive that could have put them back on top.

    But from that point on, North did all of the scoring. They regained the momentum and did not let South threaten again. They did this despite losing their starting quarterback Dylan Stinson last week due to injury. Their back up took over this week and did a commendable job at the helm. North passed sparingly, but were effective.  

    "We let them run the kickoff back for a touchdown and at that point they had all the momentum. But we kept on chipping away and gradually got that momentum back. We hit on some big plays and got that momentum back."

    Defensively North did a good job of stopping the run and when South tried to pass, South felt the heat. Their quarterback was sacked 5 times.  Cooper Cole got 4 of the sacks and also kicked a nice coffin corner punt that went about 47 yards and put South on their own 2 yard line. North controlled the line of scrimmage and South found it hard to establish a ground game.  In the last quarter both teams put in their JV's.

    "We pursued well to the ball, and the pass rush was crazy. Cooper Cole was all over the backfield, Isaac Johnson had some pressures. We were getting after it up front. Football is a game of position and Cole did a good job tonight with his kicking game."

    It was rookie head coach Adam Hall's first win with the Panthers.  It was a rivalry game and also the game was sponsored by the National Guard, who furnished the host South team with camouflage jerseys. So there was plenty of pressure for this game.

    North scoring:Luke Eby 4 yd TD run; Eby 6 yd TD run; 15 yd TD catch; Eby 2 yd TD run;  6 yd TD run; Booth 4 yd TD run.

    North defense: Braeden Rike int; Rike sack; Cooper Cole 4 sacks; Jacob Davis fumble recovery; Ben Singleton fumble recovery

    South defense: Napier sack. South offense Crews 62 yd TD run.

    Coach Hall on the game,"I am very proud of our guys, we lost our starting quarterback last week,which is hard for any team. I have to commend Twin Valley South, they were hard hitting the entire game. They played hard too.  But I am proud of the way we played. We will break down the film and see what we need to do better for next week against Bethel."

    Game Pics

    Saturday, August 29, 2020

    Indians Scalp Hounds


    The Carlisle Indians defeated the Dixie Greyhounds.  The Hounds moved the ball against the Indians, but had problems scoring in the loss. In the first half they probably won the time of possession and moved the ball well in between the 20's.  But when they got close to a score they either coughed the ball up or their drive stalled with the goal line in sight. The team turned over the ball 3 times in Carlisle territory. Defensively, they gave up big plays.

    Their first drive and their last drive summed up their night.  The opening drive of the ball game, Dixie drove down to the Indian 9 yard line where the quarterback fumbled a muffed snap and Carlisle recovered.  A few plays later Carlisle scored on a 78 yard run. Then in the last quarter with a little over 2 minutes left and the score 22-7 in favor of Carlisle, Dixie recovered a fumble deep in Carlisle territory. It was the last chance for the team. But the opportunity was squandered, another turnover gave Carlisle back the ball and they scored in the final seconds of the game to make it a 28-7 victory.

    Dixie's lone score came in the second quarter from a drive that started on their own 38 yard line. Jordan Butt caught a pass from Jimmy Myers and the 28 yard completion found pay dirt. Dixie mainly used the spread offense and short passes for their offense.  They ran sparingly, but did use a jumbo package where lineman Bill Wombold was used in the backfield. This was good for a few first downs.  Carlisle used a double wing offense and mainly ran.  They did mix in the pass. 

    Next week Carlisle hosts Brookville while Dixie hosts Northridge.

     Game Pics

    Friday, August 21, 2020

    Dayton Area Sports Aug. 21+


    Cash Crunch for Athletic Departments?

     I think that most of us are glad to see sports kick off this fall in Ohio.  Albeit with a plethora of rules and restrictions.  One of those restrictions are on the number of fans that that can attend an event - only a couple of tickets per student.  So that is going to cause gate revenue to drop off drastically for area athletic departments.

    Most sports operate at a loss.  Tennis, cross country, soccer - all of these don't get much gate to begin with. When you factor in uniforms, referee's, coaches pay and so forth these sports all create more expenses than revenue.  In most schools the revenue makers are football and basketball.  Football is expensive as equipment costs eat up a lot of budget, but at most schools football still generates more revenue than expense.  Basketball has less equipment expense and really helps pay for the rest of the sports.

    But with gate receipts down due to corona then where is the revenue going to come from?  Streaming the games live has been OK'ed by OSHAA.  But the smaller schools are having to scramble to get the technology and personnel paired together to do this.  With limited resources and some rural schools lacking a strong internet backbone this could be difficult with their technological limitations.  And oh by the way, how will revenue be generated? Is is pay per view for the viewer, or do you sell ad spots to businesses and make it free for the consumer?  

    If you manage to get this figured out will the revenue generated be enough to make up for the lost gate revenue? Probably not - part of the experience of the game is just being there with other fans. Relatives and hard core sports fan will take the time to log in and watch a game.  But I don't see the casual fan on a Friday night sitting down to watch a game by their lonesome. There are a lot of options for entertainment on a weekend evening. Still some revenue will be better than no revenue. 

    If basketball happens this winter with the same pandemic restrictions, then schools could be seeing drastic shortfalls in revenue.  Will some of the sports that don't create revenue be dropped? Will the track team need to raise revenue on their own next spring to be able to compete?  Do schools shuffle funds from other areas to keep sports viable?  One thing is for sure, your schools athletic director will be putting in overtime this school year to keep teams on the field.

    Friday, August 14, 2020

    Dayton Area Sports August 14+

  • High schools finalizing Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • Boys Soccer Badin returns nearly everybody this season and is determined to end a three-year streak of losing HAMILTON — Ben Maccio admitted he’s sick of losing. It’s been a tough three-year Badin Prep
  • OHSAA’s decision to shorten season expected to lead to approval for to... Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • Broering Memorial girls golf tournament
  • Mercer County boys golf tournament
  • Fresh start nets VanMeter first hit of 2020 Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • Girls Tennis Madison is trying to build success step by step, opens season with a 3-2 road win over Hamilton 97 Madison Hamilton Prep
  • Girls Golf Fenwick off to fast start this year, notches first GCL Coed win with balanced effort led by Snyder XENIA — Three days, three victories, three leaders. That’s been the starting path for GCL Fenwick Prep
  • Football Fenwick’s Maxwell remains a linebacker, but he’s happy to move from guard to the backfield on offense MIDDLETOWN — J.T. Maxwell’s position change might seem a bit strange on the surface, Fenwick Prep
  • Football Vidourek confident he can be a leader as Badin’s quarterback: “I feel like I can bring a lot to the table” HAMILTON — The quarterback competition continues on the hill behind Badin High Badin Prep
  • Boys Golf Fenwick’s Hayek leads locals in Oakwood Invitational; Monroe, Lakota East also compete OAKWOOD — Zach Hayek stroked the ball well all day long Thursday, but he didn’t... Oakwood Monroe Fenwick Prep
  • Do People Hate Trump Enough…To Actually Cancel Football? baseball MAC UD Ohio State Buckeyes College
  • DeWine to make announcement on high school sports next week Middletown Monroe Butler Fairfield Oxford Hamilton Prep
  • Blue Lion golf opens 2020 season
  • Massie tops CNE in dual at Deer Track
  • Harness racing held without spectators
  • OHSAA reaffirms fall sports will continue as planned, practice begins golf cross country hockey soccer football tennis
  • Unknowns dominate final week on job for IHSAA commissioner: Indiana College
  • High school football season shortened to six games; all teams will... Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • 160 Boys Golf Monson’s daily dedication pays dividends as the senior leads Talawanda to Preseason SWOC Shootout title OXFORD TOWNSHIP — Grant Monson felt like he was “a pretty iffy player” during
  • Girls Golf Talawanda finding ways to win as it searches for better scoring; Moore leads Brave past Colerain OXFORD — Talawanda High School’s girls golf team is unbeaten and still in search...
  • 2020 Miami County Football Schedule
  • Ladycats open SBAAC tennis play with road win
  • Roundup: NWC releases football plan Shawnee Prep
  • Football: NWCC announces Lehman, Riverside schedules Riverside Prep
  • Lady Wave golf defeats Sidney Sidney Yellow Jackets Greenville Wave Miami Valley Prep
  • West Union goes low, tops EC at Snow Hill Union Prep
  • Troy boys score big win Troy Greenville Miami Valley Prep
  • Tuesday roundup: Anna 1st at New Bremen Cardinal Invitational Anna Prep
  • Lady Wave defeats Sidney Lady Jackets golf team Sidney Wave Prep
  • Carroll clips Clinton-Massie girls at WGC Dayton Carroll Prep
  • Lady Patriots ready for 2020 golf season Patriots TV Patriot Prep
  • GHS boys golf second at Greenville Invitational Greenville Prep
  • Lady Wave golf defeats Troy in season opener Troy Wave Prep
  • Lady Knights crown Lady Hurricane 4-1 Knights Prep
  • College
  • ‘Uncertainty’ sinks Big Ten, Buckeye football for the fall Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • Archdeacon: Smoother future in store for this Flyer? Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • Ohio State AD rules out the program playing in the fall Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Ohio State College
  • Day Says Team’s Character Important During Pandemic MAC UD Columbus College
  • Ryan Day: Buckeyes could have been ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ team Buckeyes College
  • Znidar: Big Ten Presidents Vote to Postpone Football MAC UD Columbus College
  • Ohio State AD rules out the program playing in the fall Tigers Springfield Cincinnati Wittenberg Ohio State Buckeyes Reds Pro
  • Notre Dame opens ACC play against Duke, won Notre Dame Fighting Irish Irish Prep
  • MT golf opens season vs. Falcons Panthers Falcons Prep
  • Greenville fields veteran boys soccer team Greenville Prep
  • Lady Wave soccer looks to improve Greenville Wave Prep
  • Ready to hit the court: Area girls tennis teams prepared for fall season Troy Prep
  • Pro
  • Alonso first driver to crash in Indianapolis 500 practice Indiana College
  • NASCAR champion Pearn up to speed with Daly at Indy 500 Indiana College
  • Castroneves gets refresher course in quest for 4th Indy win Indiana College
  • Dayton Flyers rank in top 30 in attendance for 23rd straight season Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Flyers Prep
  • Hanley, crew work overtime after slow start in Indy practice Indiana College
  • Drivers get on track at empty Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indiana College
  • McCoy: DeSclafani struggles as Reds fall to last-place Pirates Pirates Reds Pro
  • Williams eager to get on the field for Bengals Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Bengals Pro
  • Cincinnati Bengals: New defensive linemen have something to prove Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Cincinnati Bengals Pro
  • Bengals sign veteran defensive lineman Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Bengals Pro
  • McCoy: DeSclafani struggles as Reds fall to last-place Pirates Pirates Reds Pro
  • Baseball on hold for Reds prospect who could be in Dayton next summer baseball Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Reds Pro
  • Reds pitching coach alarmed by increased number of injuries across... baseball Tigers Springfield Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Reds Pro
  • Virus-proofing NFL facilities is a tall, masked task NFL Pro
  • Bearcats, AAC moving forward with fall football Tigers Springfield Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Reds Pro
  • Ohio State Buckeyes still exploring options for fall football Tigers Springfield Cincinnati Wittenberg Ohio State Buckeyes Reds Pro
  • Taylor confident Bengals have depth to overcome injury to Waynes Tigers Springfield Wayne Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Reds Pro
  • Hal: The Day I Unwittingly Had A Hand In The Firing Of Tony Perez baseball Dayton Cincinnati MAC UD Reds Pro
  • Friday, August 07, 2020

    Crazy Covid Season

    I just got through reading the latest proposal for a 6 game season and then everyone that wants to makes the playoffs. I am scratching my head over this. In my mind, either the season is on or it isn't. These half way measures are just plain confusing and I don't know that they actually accomplish anything except to show that "we are trying".

     I guess that this is the best compromise to get football played this fall in Ohio. But like all compromises, no one is happy. This makes me think of the 10pm rule for bars. What is magic about 10pm? Either the bar is shut down because it is a hot bed for Covid, or it is open because it is not. I don't know that keeping a bar open for half the night really accomplishes much - except to show that we are trying to do something. And this is the same for football. It is a halfway measure (Ok one more game than half) for a 6 game football season.

     But wait it is more convoluted because schools can opt out of the playoffs and play more than the 6 game regular season. But who do they play if their competitors are opting for the playoffs? Do they stop at 6 and start sending out flyers saying that they are looking for games in weeks 7, 8, 9, 10?  How do you fill those last 4 weeks if you decide that this is a rebuild year and you want to get in the max number of games for experience?

    A cynical person would look at the higher number of football playoff games from these new rules and note that OSHAA (the Ohio Athletic Association) gets a cut of the gate. Are they making up lost revenue from the shortened basketball tournament last season, or maybe building up funds in case the Covid re-emerges this winter and basketball season is either shortened or doesn't happen at all.

     Then instead of the Harbin system we are using votes. We are going back to 1960. So if you have a school that you hate, you can not vote for them, or vote them down in the rankings so that they get a poor seed. I am not happy, but now the kids who have been working so hard this winter, spring, summer and now fall will get a chance to play - I am happy for that.

    Dayton Area Sports August 7+