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OSU focusing on pass defense during bye week

COLUMBUS – Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was asked Wednesday afternoon if he was concerned Cincinnati might throw the ball 75 times against the Buckeyes when they take on the Bearcats on Sept. 27 after a bye week this week.“I’m worried they will catch it 75 times,” Meyer said.Cincinnati quarterback Gunner Kiel, playing his first college game, threw six touchdown passes to six different receivers last Thursday night in a 58-34 win over Toledo. He co...

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Eagles soar to championship

One match at a time.That’s exactly how Madison-Plains girls golf coach Jim Miller wants his talented bunch thinking at this point in the season.Never mind the fact that the Golden Eagles haven’t lost a single match all season long. Forget thinking about the big prize of making the state championship tournament for the first time in school history which is out there as a major goal. Simply concentrate on the task at hand and let everything else take care of it...

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League play arrives for area teams

The league portion of the high school football season arrives this week and the four Madison County teams are looking to get off on the right foot. The weather conditions are expected to be ideal so chances are there will be nice sized crowds watching the local schools.Madison-Plains (2-1) at West Jefferson (1-2), 7 p.m.Only one county team has a winning record heading into league play and it’s not the squad that played in the Division V state fina...

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Woods says is strength back, not swing

WINDEMERE, Fla. — Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club.Woods said Monday his strength has returned from “busting my butt in the gym pretty hard” and he is on schedule to resume competition in December. But he still hasn’t hit a golf ball since he missed the cut at the PGA Championship on Aug. 8, and still doesn’t know when he will.

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County girls soccer teams improving

As the 2014 soccer season nears the midway point the girls teams in Madison County are coming along nicely. The majority of the squads are young and gaining confidence with each passing day.London 10,Briggs 1“Our team has greatly improved since last year, and I am extremely proud of the hard work and effort they have put in during our season so far,” Red Raiders coach Lindsay Williams said.The Red Raider...

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London gets offensive, pounds Northeastern

That’s a little more like it.Those were thoughts of those close to the London High School boys soccer team, following a 9-0 shutout of host Northeastern Tuesday, Sept. 16.The Red Raiders improved their record to 5-2-2 and just as important helped to erase the memory of a recent 2-2 draw against Grove City Christian.“After our poor performance last Thursday and some good hard work done at practice Friday and Monday the boys were eager to get back ou...

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Columbus Academy wins MSL boys golf

The Columbus Academy boys golf team won the Mid-State League Ohio Division Post-season Tournament Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Darby Creek Golf Course and also walked away with the overall league crown.The Vikings fired a blistering round of 299 at Darby Creek and easily finished ahead off tournament runner-up Bexley (312). Worthington Christian was third at 327, while London was fourth (328). Grandview was fifth (353) and was followed by Madison-Plains (357) and West Jefferson (363)....

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LMS football splits a pair

Seventh GradeWest Jefferson 12,London 6The undefeated London Middle School Seventh Grade football Red Raiders traveled to play the winless West Jefferson Roughriders on Monday, Sept. 15, and before they knew it Roughriders quarterback Gabe Jones had rushed for first quarter touchdowns of 46 and 37 yards to pace the hosts to a 12-6 win.Jayvion Stevens rushed for a touchdown on London’s last pos...

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London cruises past Academy

Volleyball can be like a car race.At times it may take a while to get warmed up, but eventually the better tuned up ones will find their way to the checkered flag first.The London High School volleyball team sputtered somewhat in the early laps, but hit cruise control and left Columbus Academy in the rear-view mirror en route to a 26-24, 25-11, 25-13 victory in Mid-State League action Tuesday in London High Schools Ray Chadwell gymnasium.The first game was a b...

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MSU won’t run up score for style points

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It was a winning weekend for Michigan State, even though the Spartans didn’t play.That’s because Kirk Cousins, Brian Hoyer and Drew Stanton — all former quarterbacks at Michigan State — led their NFL teams to victory.“I think that’s a statement of Michigan State football — what they have been able to accomplish individually and then as a group,” Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said. “When youn...

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Alder edges London for county crown

One sure sign that the summer is coming to an end is the fact that the weather is starting to get cooler, that and the fact that the high school golf tournaments become a lot more important.The boys golf teams in Madison County were all seeded at the Central District tournament draw and now know when and where they’ll be playing in the upcoming sectional tournament.London received the No. 7 seed, Jonathan Alder is the No. 8 and West Jefferson is the 20th seed in th...

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