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Staff ReportsPIQUA — Kenton Kiser captured the Echo Hills Junior Golf Championship Thursday, outlasting Covington’s Joe Slusher in a playoff.Both golfers finished the 18-hole tournament with an 80, before Kiser was able to top Slusher in the playoff.Covington’s Andrew Slusher won the boys 14-15 age group.Sarah Ganger won the girls division championship.The boys divisions both played 18 holes, while the girls division was decided in a 9-hole tournament.

 

Piqua hoop team struggles in 1993

“The Indians opening game of the 1932-33 season resulted in a win over the fast Covington five thru the splendid passing attack on the part of the home team The two teams were evenly matched and the game was very close throughout its entirety, but the Piquads came through for their first win of the season, 36 to 32. Piqua High’s second game proved to be disastrous for her when the team could not stop the offense of the Steele Lions during the last period of play. This game was pla...

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Tee times for Echo Hills club championship

Tee times for the first round of the Echo Hills Club Championship Saturday are as follows:First Flight7:36: Dave Westfall, JD Denson7:44: Michael Simmons, Rob KiserSeniors7:52: Don Polhamus, Steve Hamant, Marty Jackson8:00: Mike Bosse, Mike Butsch, Gary HuffChampionship Flight8:08:...

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Burfict emerges as heart of Bengals defense

CINCINNATI (AP) — Linebacker Vontaze Burfict has gone from low-risk investment to the heart of the Bengals defense in only two years.Cincinnati thinks so much of its Pro Bowl linebacker that it’s molding one of the league’s best defenses around him in only his third season. And coach Marvin Lewis, who has craved a leader in the style of former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, thinks he has one in the making.“I thought Vontaze had those qualities reall...

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QB battle on in Cleveland

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Manziel has quickly learned his college days — on the field anyway — are over.Less than a week into his first NFL training camp with the Browns, Manziel is going through the typical growing pains of any rookie quarterback.He’s doing all he can in the classroom to grasp Cleveland’s offense, but the former Heisman Trophy winner is finding that once he’s behind center, everything is moving faster than expected....

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Showing signs of recovery

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational.Not just from back surgery, but from making bogeys.Woods bounced back with birdies all three times that he made mistakes, opening with a 2-under 68 on a soft, gentle day for scoring at Firestone. It left him four shots behind Marc Leishman of Australia, and hopeful that this time he can build on a solid start.Woods opened with a 69 at the British O...

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Fletcher, Miami East suffer big loss

Fletcher, Miami East schools and Miami County all suffered a huge loss this week with the passing of Wayne Hardman.To me, Wayne wasn’t just a photographer for newspaper — he was everything a local sports journalist should be.And while he may have only done it on part time basis, Wayne touched far more lives than most of us doing it full time ever will.I first met Wayne when I was working as a stringer for Sports Editor John Barton — my predec...

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McIlroy puts Claret Jug behind him

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The claret jug is not out of sight. Rory McIlroy is just trying to get it out of his mind.McIlroy had plenty of fun with golf’s oldest trophy after his wire-to-wire win in the British Open. He celebrated with friends in England, took the jug out for a night on the town in Belfast with his buddies, and brought it with him when he returned home to Florida. And yes, it’s with him at Firestone this week at the Bridgestone Invitational....

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Austin looks to return to Pro Bowl form

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Not too long ago, Miles Austin was on his way to becoming one of the elite wide receivers in the NFL.But nagging hamstring injuries got in the way, and the two-time Pro Bowler was released by the Dallas Cowboys after last season.He has a fresh start with the Browns, though. And through the first four days of camp, he’s making the most of it.“Paths happen in life, things happen. You’ve gotta overcome adversity,” ...

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Reds struggles continue

CINCINNATI (AP) — Alfredo Simon hasn’t won a game since his first All-Star selection. The rest of the Reds aren’t doing much better, either.Paul Goldschmidt hit a two-run homer that kept Simon winless since the All-Star game, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held on to beat Cincinnati 5-4 on Wednesday, taking a series between two teams struggling to score runs.Goldschmidt’s 19th homer off Simon (12-6) gave the Diamondbacks two of three in the series. ...

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Stammen enjoys weekend with family, friends

By Kyle Shanerkshaner@civitasmedia.comCINCINNATI ― Craig Stammen got a taste of home this past weekend with numerous friends and family visiting, but they didn’t get to see him pitch.Stammen and the rest of the Washington Nationals visited Cincinnati for a three-game series against the Reds this past weekend. The Nationals won two of the three games with victories on Friday and Sunday, but Stammen didn’t get an opportunity to play.

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Meyer likes playoff, wants tweaks

By Jim NaveauCivitas MediaCHICAGO – For just a moment it was a different Urban Meyer. He was agitated and a little uncertain.After standing up at the end of two hours of interviews at a table at the Big Ten football media days on Tuesday, he thought he had lost his cell phone.But the crisis was quickly resolved when it was pointed out he had put it into his suit coat pocket and then removed the coat sometime during the interviews.Me...

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