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Buckeyes roll over Bearcats

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Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa, 97l forces a fumble as he sacks Bearcats quarterback Gunner Kiel, 11 at OSU Stadium on September 27, 2014.Buckeye defensive lineman and Centerville graduate Michael Bennett, 63, deflects a Gunner Kiel pass during the Ohio State vs. Cincinnat football at OSU on September 27, 2014Ohio State cornerback Armani Reeves, 26, defends a pass against Cincinnati’s Shaq Washington at OSU Stadium on September 27, 2014.Ezekiel Elliott, 15, races down field for the Buckeyes during a September 27, 2014 game against Cincinnati.Devin Smith, 9, makes it into the end zone for the Buckeyes on September 27, 2014.

 

Piqua not fooled

By Rob Kiserrkiser@civitasmedia.comYou know what they say about statistics.And that is exactly the way Piqua football coach Bill Nees looks at Vandalia-Butler Friday night as the Indians prepare for their fourth road game in five weeks to open GWOC North play.The Aviators are looking to snap a four-game losing streak, something Nees and the 3-2 Indians aren’t fooled by.“You look at it, those first three losses were by a total ...

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Big computer point game for Cavs

By Ken Barhorstkbarhorst@civitasmedia.comSIDNEY — Coming off an impressive win over Riverside last week at Piqua, the Lehman Cavaliers return to Sidney Memorial Stadium for their final non-league game of the season Friday, taking on Troy Christian at 7 p.m. And if you look at the latest computer rankings, it’s a big game.Both teams are 3-2 on the season. And in Region 26, Troy Christian is sixth and Lehman seventh,...

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Girls compete in district golf

By Rob Kiserrkiser@civitasmedia.comMIAMISBURG — The Versailles and Russia golf teams — along with Megan Pettit of Miami East — competed at the D-II district meet at Pipestone Golf Course.Up against some strong competition, they had outstanding seasons end.Versailles finished ninth with a 400 total.Lady Tigers scores included Maddie Covault 86, Kaitlyn Middendorf 101, Lauren Heitkamp 103, Hannah Niekamp 110 and Jorja Poth...

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Elliott different from Hyde

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – Comparisons are inevitable at Ohio State.From the day he was recruited out of St. Louis in a spirited battle with Missouri, the alma mater of both his parents, Ezekiel Elliott was supposed to be the next Carlos Hyde, the next Beanie Wells, the next big thing at running back.While Elliott is a different type running back than Hyde who does different things, he appeared to send a message last Satur...

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Seaching for happily ever after

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Once upon a time, in a not-so-far away land, two kings ruled a conference.These two kings were masters of all they surveyed, ruling those beneath them with iron fists. They collected all the titles — and all the golden trophies and baubles that went along with winning battles — while keeping those below them firmly in check. Save for the occasional uprising — whether it be from the Rams ...

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Foursome wins playoff at NFL scramble

It took 25 holes, but the team of Rayn Pearson, Sandy Finkes, Don Polhamus and Cindy Pearson won the NFL scramble Sunday at Echo Hills.That foursome defeated the team of Steve Hamant, Jimmy Heath, Dave Cox and Scott Erwin in a seven-hole playoff after both teams carded 57s.The playoff began on the 10th hole and ended on 16 — with Finkes driving the green on the par-4 to set up the win.Taking third with 58 was the team of Brian Robbins, Hank Poff, Dave Ne...

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Getting back on track

By Rob KiserCall Sports EditorThe Piqua volleyball team got back on track Tuesday night, opening GWOC tournament play with a 25-9, 25-21, 25-16 win over Springboro.It snapped a 1-3 stretch, which included losses to Miamisburg, Troy and St. Henry.“We had gone threw some really tough matches,” Piqua coach Kaila Cook said. “We just worked on (in practice) getting back to playing like we can.”The Lady Indians, 11-7 and...

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Record season for East

By Rob KiserCall Sports EditorIt has been a record breaking season for Miami East boys golf.And now the Vikings stand one tournament from so more history — their first state tournament appearance since 1997.Miami East, Russia, Covington and Versailles — along with Newton’s Brock Jamison — will all compete in the D-III district tournament at Weatherwax Golf Course Thursday with the top two teams and top two individuals on non-...

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Mickelson saves best shot for last

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — Phil Mickelson delivered his most memorable shot after the Ryder Cup was over.Not with a club, but with his words.Mickelson knew this Ryder Cup was a lost cause before it was over. Even though he won his singles match over Stephen Gallacher, another European victory looked imminent. That’s what led Mickelson to say in a television interview, “We had a great formula in ‘08 and I don’t know why we strayed from it. I...

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Still overhwhelmed by fans response

CINCINNATI (AP) — Large, gray shipping envelopes were stacked in Devon Still’s locker on Monday, gifts from fans who are following his daughter’s fight with cancer.The Bengals defensive lineman spent most of his bye week with his 4-year-old daughter Leah, who had surgery to remove a tumor from her abdomen. She has more chemotherapy ahead to attack the cancer in her bone marrow.Leah’s story has gotten international attention and prompted thousands ...

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