Friday, August 10, 2018

We Didn't Quit







“We didn’t quit.” This was new Bradford head coach John Cruse’s first comment about the Bradford scrimmage against Trail. But this phrase applies to the football program as a whole when it came close to being brought to halt almost 24 hours before.


Bradford’s football program had gotten off to about as bad a start as a team could in the preseason.  After starting with 22 kids at the beginning of 2-a-days, the team melted away to just 13 players who refused to quit. Then the day before their 2nd scrimmage and just a couple of weeks away from the start of the regular season their head coach resigned....  

In an abbreviated scrimmage, Trail outscored Bradford 1 TD - 0.  Bradford had several good redzone stands that kept Trail out of the endzone most of the evening.


Complete Story at Daily Advocate




Monday, August 06, 2018

Dayton Area Sports Aug 6+

  • Operation Football preview: CJ Eagles Eagles Riverside Dayton UD Eagle Prep
  • Operation Football preview: Oakwood Lumberjacks Oakwood Riverside Dayton UD College
  • NBA win total projections: champion Warriors lead league, Lakers a playoff team Warriors Prep
  • Boys high school golf preview: Division III teams have big goals
  • LCC girls golf team finishes second at Eagle Invitational Eagle Prep
  • Joining football
  • Austin Hedges, Robbie Erlin lead Padres past Cubs 6-1 to stop 7-game slide
  • Connor VanSkyock motivated for junior golf season at Versailles Versailles Prep
  • Trojans hope to win the North Trojans Troy Trojan Butler Prep
  • Lima area boys high school golf capsules
  • 14 athletes to watch this fall sports season National Trail Trail Richmond Prep
  • Tri-Village offering home sports passes Tri-Village Prep
  • Area Roundup: Owens leads Red Devils to remain unbeaten Red Devils Richmond Prep
  • PREP SCHEDULE Arcanum Bethel Covington Buccs Monroe Tipp City Greenville Piqua Fort Recovery Versailles Prep
  • Week 1 high school football Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • What Springfield’s football coach is seeing that makes him feel good about 2018 Tigers Springfield Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • Mason tennis standout commits to Ivy League school
  • Boys Of Summer: Baseball In Shadow of Grain Elevator baseball Fort Loramie GWOC Dayton MAC UD Ohio State College
  • Billing: Sky’s The Limit For Russia Volleyball GWOC MAC UD College
  • Archdeacon: Community embraces beloved coach and his fight to live Butler Dayton Cincinnati Flyers Maria Stein UD Buckeyes Bengals Reds Dragons Raiders College
  • Cody Bybee: Penn Station Athlete of the Month Riverside Dayton UD College
  • H.S Roundup 8/4: Jones sets record for National Trail National Trail Trail Prep
  • Northmont football: Newburg, Tigers Northmont Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • 2018 Prep Football Season Preview: Lakota West Firebirds Firebird Prep
  • Centerville High School football coach Kyle Padgett talks 2018 season Centerville Prep
  • Young Greenville boys golf team gaining experience each time out Greenville Green Wave Wave Prep
  • Girls soccer preview: Anna looking for deeper postseason run Anna Rockets Prep
  • Greenville boys soccer earns 1-0 win over Twin Valley South Twin Valley South Greenville Prep
  • PREP ROUNDUP: Versailles finishes second at its own Lady Tiger Invitational Tigers St. Henry Versailles Prep
  • Darke County Prep Schedule for Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11 National Trail Trail Ansonia Mississinawa Valley Bradford Greenville Jefferson Dayton Coldwater Fort Recovery Versailles Meadowdale Prep
  • PHOTOS: Northmont Thunderbolts preseason football practice Northmont Prep
  • GWOC National East football: Wayne hit with coaching turnover Tigers GWOC Wayne Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • GWOC football: Trotwood the Tigers GWOC Trotwood Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • GWOC North football: New coach Tigers GWOC Butler Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • New offense, defense for Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders Catholic Central Prep
  • Springfield High School Tigers Springfield Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • Urbana football: Strong finish Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • Read More » Eagles Bellbrook Riverside Dayton Ohio State Eagle Prep
  • Operation Football preview: W. Pirates Riverside Dayton Ohio State Carroll Prep
  • Operation Football preview: Alter Knights Riverside Dayton Knights Ohio State Alter Prep
  • Operation Football preview: Troy Trojans Trojans Troy Trojan Riverside Dayton Ohio State College
  • Operation Football preview: Fairborn Skyhawks Riverside Dayton Ohio State College
  • HS Roundup 8/6: Anna boys win SCAL Preview Tigers Cincinnati Anna Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • HS Scores 8/8: Miami East beats Tri-Village in a dual match Tri-Village Prep
  • HS Scores 8/7: Minster takes first at Cardinal Invitational Minster Prep
  • HS Scores 8/9: Bellefontaine edges Shawnee in Ryan Reynolds tournament Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders Shawnee Prep
  • College
  • WSU hire Slemker as head coach Wright State College
  • Read More baseball GWOC MAC UD Ohio State College
  • The best IU basketball player you Indiana College
  • Ohio State AD Gene Smith remains silent amid brewing scandal Ohio State College
  • Meyer defends himself in statement
  • Meyer says he followed protocol Ohio State Buckeyes College
  • Meyer defends himself and former assistant denies abuse
  • A closer look at acting Ohio State football head coach Ryan Day Dayton UD Ohio State College
  • College Football: Miami Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • Ohio State football: Clause added to Urban Meyer’s contract could make firing him easier Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Ohio State Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • Wake Forest basketball assistant facing charge in death of New York City tourist
  • Buckeyes gather for preseason Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • What Everyone Wants To Know About Marion Local…? football GWOC MAC Marion Local UD College
  • Versailles Volleyball: When Encores Aren’t Automatic…. GWOC MAC Versailles UD College
  • HS Scores 8/6: Beavercreek boys win Ben Logan Invitational Tigers Beavercreek Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • Pro
  • Dalton shines in Bengals 30-27 Riverside Dayton Ohio State Bengals Pro
  • WATCH: Baker Mayfield makes NFL Browns Pro
  • DEFLATEGATE 2? NFL investigating whether Steelers used deflated footballs, reports NFL Pro
  • First team offense, defense impressive in Bengals win vs. Bears Cincinnati Bengals Pro
  • Day 7 observations from Cincinnati Bengals Pro
  • NFL referees meet with Bengals Butler Dayton Cincinnati Flyers UD Buckeyes Bengals NFL Reds Dragons Raiders College
  • Browns trade disappointing WR Browns Pro
  • Billy Price, John Ross Cincinnati Bengals Pro
  • McCoy: Miscues, missed throws and bad base running doom Reds Reds Pro
  • Sprained elbow ligament ends Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Dragons Raiders College
  • Mayfield throws first pick of camp in Browns Browns Pro
  • Absent Browns WR Gordon in contact with teammate Browns Cleveland Pro
  • Minor-league baseball teaching moments abound baseball Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Dragons Raiders College
  • Reds' draft: No. 1 pick baseball Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Dragons Raiders College
  • Monday, July 30, 2018

    Dayton Area Sports - July 30+

  • Blue Lion football season tickets available soon
  • Diamond Classic Golf Outing is Aug. 11 Northmont Prep
  • Arcanum Slugfest hosts girls softball teams Arcanum Prep
  • Fairmont girls basketball coach resigns Fairmont Prep
  • Bethel football looking to mount a new norm following 9-2 season CCC Bethel Prep
  • 1st-time experiment: Hamilton football players learn healthy eating Hamilton Prep
  • Preseason football: Carlisle Indians Indians Carlisle Prep
  • The Noose Tightens On Football…! baseball GWOC MAC UD Ohio State NFL Pro
  • Preseason Football Begins Fall Season Prep
  • Trotwood Graduate Retires from Football Trotwood Madison Prep
  • Springfield Senior Verbally Commits Springfield Prep
  • Summer Grid Profiles: Trojans’ Horse As Versatile As They Come…. Trojans GWOC Troy Trojan MAC UD College
  • Most Influential: The Man Brookville GWOC MAC Versailles UD College
  • Panthers start football practice Panthers Prep
  • Football practice begins Lions Prep
  • Green Wave begins official practice of 2018 football season Greenville Green Wave Wave Prep
  • High School Football Week 1 Schedule: Who does your team play?
  • Celina's first day of football practice
  • St. Henry first day of practice
  • Operation Football preview: Patriots Riverside Dayton Carroll Patriot Prep
  • Back Where It’s Simpler…And First Responses On “The Noose” baseball GWOC MAC UD Ohio State College
  • McCoy: ‘Eight Is Enough’ For baseball Fort Loramie Redskins GWOC Dayton MAC UD Reds Pro
  • Greenville boys soccer looks for improvement in 2018 Greenville Prep
  • Sports Digest Xenia Prep
  • Versailles Versailles Prep
  • Saturday, Aug. 4 GIRLS GOLF National Trail Trail Greenville Richmond Prep
  • PHOTOS: Bethel Bees preseason Bethel Bees Prep
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  • Coldwater's first day of football practice Coldwater Prep
  • Celina's first day of football practice
  • The Man Who Could Be Your Next Coach…But Don’t Count On It! GWOC MAC Minster UD College
  • Xenia’s Samari Curtis makes college decision Tigers Xenia Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • College
  • College Football: Miami Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • Ohio State appoints panel to oversee Urban Meyer investigation Ohio State College
  • Trail or lack of it could determine Meyer Trail Ohio State College
  • Ohio State football closes ranks Ohio State Buckeyes College
  • Former Ohio State Buckeyes LB Ohio State Buckeyes College
  • Preview Big 10 FootballBig 10 Football
  • Ohio State names interim wide receivers coach Union Ohio State College
  • Dayton offers scholarship to forward from Brooklyn Dayton Flyers Prep
  • Ohio State Buckeyes: 18 players to watch in 2018 Ohio State Buckeyes College
  • Pro
  • Cincinnati Bengals turn to Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • Observations from Day 6 of Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders College
  • My Version Of Jack (Kilpatrick) And Shana (Alexander)…On The Reds baseball GWOC MAC UD Ohio State Reds Pro
  • Mixon aims for bigger role as Bengals Bengals Pro
  • Bengals: Andy Dalton talks Bengals Pro
  • Braves acquire power-hitting OF Adam Duvall from Reds Cincinnati Reds Braves Prep
  • Bengals receiver John Ross healthy, looking for 2nd chance Bengals Pro
  • Observations from Day 4 of Cincinnati Bengals Pro
  • Eifert returns, and other observations from Day 5 of Bengals camp Bengals Pro
  • Cincinnati Bengals: Dalton optimistic about Eifert’s return Cincinnati Bengals Pro
  • Reds' draft: No. 1 pick baseball Reds Dragons Pro
  • Phillies manager calls Reds baseball Reds Pro
  • Browns still like Dez and Pacman Browns Cleveland Pro
  • Bengals gamble on Eifert Bengals Pro
  • Colts Indiana College
  • McCoy: Winker’s season over; next step shoulder surgery
  • Cincinnati Reds deal Adam Tigers Cincinnati Flyers UD Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Raiders Braves Prep
  • Thursday, July 19, 2018

    Dayton Area Sports: mid-July

  • The big change still being Springfield Ohio State College
  • GCL Coed sets up football schedules in alliance with Columbus league Columbus GCL Prep
  • Jake Buchholtz new football Springfield Prep
  • Preseason football: Centerville Elks Centerville Elks Springfield Prep
  • Preseason football: Urbana Hillclimbers
  • Preseason football: Oakwood Lumberjacks Oakwood Prep
  • 5 things to know about the local high school football season (Vol. 1)  Springfield Prep
  • Eaton football: preseason Eaton Springfield Prep
  • Arcanum football: preseason Arcanum Springfield Prep
  • High School Football: McNick GCL Prep
  • Wildcats senior accepts offer to play golf at Butler Springfield Wildcats Butler Prep
  • College softball: Lakota West’s Cummins will continue career at Miami
  • 5 local prep players looking Springfield RedHawks College
  • Summer Hoops, And Tourney Talk In June…. GWOC Troy Troy Christian MAC UD Ohio State College
  • Where locals land on new basketball prospect rankings for 2019 and 2020 Indiana College
  • MV Cheer Golf Outing Mississinawa Valley Prep
  • GMC football: Colerain heavily favored to extend championship streak GMC Prep
  • SWBL Southwestern football: Valley View, Franklin share top spot in coaches poll SWBL Valley View Prep
  • Big Ten coaches weigh in on potential playoff expansion
  • Blazer duo to play for Urbana National Trail Trail Knights Prep
  • Preble Shawnee Preble Shawnee Shawnee Prep
  • Fundraiser seeks to improve Dayton Prep
  • Preseason football: Trotwood-Madison Rams Madison Springfield Trotwood-Madison Rams Trotwood Prep
  • Puckett reflects on camp week, looks toward two-a-day practices just ahead Aviator Butler Prep
  • Franklin football: preseason Springfield Prep
  • Larry Fedora flayed for making Springfield Prep
  • SWBL Buckeye football: Madison voted unanimous No. 1 in bid to repeat Madison SWBL Prep
  • Other fall sports can begin the 2018 season today golf cross country soccer football tennis
  • Kincaid named Northmont baseball coach baseball Northmont Prep
  • Wayne football gives back to community Wayne Dayton Prep
  • Sidney opens practice with high defensive expectations Sidney Prep
  • Sports Digest Buccaneers Xenia Prep
  • College
  • MAC football: Miami picked to finish third in East Division MAC RedHawks College
  • Ohio State Buckeyes building Springfield Ohio State Buckeyes College
  • Insider: 5 players who will impact Notre Dame football Notre Dame Indiana College
  • Big Ten football preseason primer: 5 things to know about the league for 2018
  • Ohio State football assistant Ohio State College
  • Pro
  • Bengals want more big plays Bengals Pro
  • Baker Mayfield signs rookie contract with Cleveland Browns on eve of training camp Browns Cleveland Pro
  • McCoy: Reds making case for keeping Scooter, other players at deadline... Reds Pro
  • McCoy: Reds spoil no-hit, major-league debut of Cardinals rookie with walk-off win Cincinnati Cardinals Reds Pro
  • Did the Bengals do enough to Bengals Pro
  • Who is Kyle Schwarber? Ten facts about Middletown grad Middletown Prep
  • Bengals have 1 of PFF's Bengals Pro
  • Joey Votto praises job Jim Springfield Cincinnati Reds Pro
  • Truex repeats as NASCAR Cup winner at Kentucky Speedway
  • McCoy: Rose’s All-Star Collision Heard ‘Round The World GWOC MAC UD Cleveland Pro
  • Friday, May 18, 2018

    Versailles Advances Over Arcanum








    Versailles climbed another rung on the state tournament ladder with a win over Arcanum.   Versailles looked unbeatable in the early going as they methodically chugged through the first 3 innings to get a 3-0 lead.  But Arcanum was able to make a charge midway through the game and tie.  However, the Tigers chewed through 3 Trojan pitchers as their offense made the difference as they pulled ahead for a 10-4 victory.


    Complete Story at: Daily Advocate

    Game pics here: MediaFire


    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

    Mistakes Costly To Arcanum






    After winning their 1st two tournament games, the Trojans faltered against the Indian Lake Lakers.  The team played even with them for 4 innings.  But some costly errors by the young team put runners in scoring position and allowed the Lakers to get some unearned runs.  The pressure of the playoffs seemed to have gotten them rattled and although they attempted a comeback, they fell short 7-3.

    Complete Story to be posted shortly at the Daily Advocate

    Click here for game pics


    Wednesday, May 09, 2018

    Patriots Muzzle Bulldogs








    The Patriots played like a team on a mission in the opening round of the state tournament against Yellow Springs.  The host team built an early lead and kept the pressure on throughout the game as they run ruled the Bulldogs 14-2 in 5 innings.  Offensively, they scored in every inning and Derek Eyer hit his 2nd home run of the year, this time on his home turf.  Defensively they took care of the ball and maybe had one error.

    Complete story to posted shortly at the Daily Advocate 



    Game pics here

    Monday, May 07, 2018

    Patriots Thwart Panther Comeback, Win in 9 Innings













    The young Tri-Village Patriots fast pitch team has had to work for every win this season.  Their last regular season game was a win – but it took 9 innings.  The young team could not put the Twin Valley South Panthers away.  They allowed the home team 8 runs in the 7th inning and the game went to extra innings with the teams knotted at 12 runs apiece.  The Patriots were able to break the tie and win 14-13 even though the Panthers almost made a 2nd comeback in the bottom of the 9th.


    Full Story Online at Daily Advocate

    Game Pics Here


    Friday, May 04, 2018

    Jets Finish Week Strong








    After losing a game that was winnable against South, a resilient Franklin Monroe fastpitch team bounced back in a big way. They finished out this week run ruling the next two teams they faced.  League rival Covington was the first victim (12 to 2) and then they travelled down to Dixie where they beat the Hounds (13 to 2) in 5 innings. So they really turned their week around and more importantly generated some momentum going into next week when the state tournament will begin.

    Complete Story to be uploaded shortly at Daily Advocate

    Game pics here



    Friday, April 20, 2018

    Tri-Village KO's Twin Valley South












    The Tri-Village Patriots baseball team has been able to string together 4 wins.  Their last win was an impressive one against the Twin Valley South Panthers.  The team was aggressive on the base paths and got a boatload of stolen bases.  Defensively, they bent several times and allowed runners on base.  But they only allowed a solitary run to be scored against them in an impressive 13-1 win. Christian Ricker pitched the entire game.


    Full story at the Daily Advocate

    Click here for pictures

    Thursday, April 19, 2018

    Wave Defense Dazzles







    In a closely contested game between Greenville and Northmont, it was the Greenville defense that shined the brightest at the Reds/Skyline Showcase game.   Whether it was the outfield or the infield, the team made outstanding plays through the course of the game. As good teams tend to do, Greenville was able to capitalize on a Thunderbolt mistake to gain their margin of victory.  And pitcher Caitlin Christman held a strong Northmont team to a single run in the 2-1 win.

    Full Story at Daily Advocate

    Game Pictures here.

    Saturday, April 14, 2018

    South Winners at Fred Durkle Invitational








    For the 4th year in row South boys and girls teams win their invitational track meet. 

    It was Friday the 13th on the calendar, but after a rough spring – this Friday instead brought good luck for the athletes, with temps well into the 70’s and bright sunshine.  A welcome change from the rain and snow that has plagued the area. There was a stiff breeze which gave the pole vaulters some grief, but overall it was a welcome day after the horrendous weather that teams have had to deal with this season.  The good weather brought out the fans as well, the bleachers were well filled and folks lined up along the fences for the meet.
    The athletes responded to this change and there were some good performances.

    Click here to see more pics.  Story to be posted shortly at the Daily Advocate.

    Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Panthers Bow out of Tournament







    North got an early lead thanks to Preston Jackson who scored 10 of his 23 points in the 1st quarter. But Miami Valley caught up and now North had to play catch up for the next 3 quarters.  North made a valiant run late in the 4th quarter - closing to within 3 points with about a minute left.  Dillon McCollough, who had only scored 7 points coming into the last quarter, sparked the rally. But with the Panthers pressing hard on defense, Miami Valley was able to get some easy baskets at the other end of the court and pull away for a 69 - 63 win.  Although they bowed out early, the Panthers can look back with pride on their 1st winning regular season record in many years.

    Scoring: Dillon McCollough 16, Brian Stinson 8, Preston Jackson 23, Preston Lairson 4, Dylan Stinson 12.