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WJ starts season with last-second win

The rich get richer.Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, journalist to the stars Robin Leach took the country on an inside view of the world of glitz and glamour on “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”Last season, both West Jefferson High School and Mechanicsburg High School football teams were a part of gridiron royalty as they each reached the Final Four in their respective divisions.Despite each losing an enormous number of starters from both sides o...

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Marysville holds off Alder for opening victory

Area rivals opened the season against each other as the Marysville High School football team played host to Jonathan Alder High School Friday, Aug. 29.The Monarchs won 27-20, taking their second consecutive game against the Pioneers. Marysville won last season 13-0. Alder won 30-10 in 2012, 21-0 in 2011 and 30-21 in 2010.Brett Glass was hoping for a better outcome from the game, his first as head coach of the Pioneers, but was impressed by the fight in his team....

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Eagles rally for season-opening victory

Sporting brand new uniforms, the Madison-Plains football team looked the part of winners in its season-opening tilt with visiting Cedarville.But the Golden Eagles had to take care of business on the field in order to be winners when the final horn sounded.A second-half rally helped erase a double-digit second-half deficit and allowed Plains to pull out a thrilling 21-18 victory.An 11-yard Travis Chaffin scoring run with 4:41 to play gave the home team a 21-18 ...

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Urbana’s big second-half downs London

Never let an underdog think they can beat you, because they will.Urbana came to London for the season opening game Friday a heavy favorite against a rebuilding London team. The Hillclimbers escaped with a sure victory, but not without a fight.Urbana went up 6-0 early on a 31-yard touchdown pass from Nathan Hayes to Kaleb Bowdle. Then several major Urbana penalties and solid offensive play by London saw the home team overcome a slow start to take a 14-6 lead with 7:25 lef...

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Football returns

Jonathan Alder High School quarterback Luke Nees looks for an open receiver during the first half of the Pioneers season opener at Marsyville. For complete coverage log on to www.madison-press.com.

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Area teams continue to play well

The Jonathan Alder boys golf team split its home tri-match Thursday, Aug. 28, at Buck Ridge Golf Course.The Pioneers fired a round of 170 which was good enough to top Galion (192), but well behind the impressive 150 turned in by River Valley.Jon Peters and Conner Lombardi led the way for Alder shooting matching rounds of 41. Logan Woods was right behind with a 42, and Lucas McClaskie delivered a round of 46.River Valley’s Colin Chapman was the event meda...

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London boys roll over MPHS

This one was over not long after it started.The London boys soccer team had little trouble with rival Madison-Plains in a Mid-State League Ohio Division tilt played Thursday, Aug. 28, at Plains.The Red Raiders (3-1, 1-0) scored early and often and cruised to a 14-0 victory over a Golden Eagles co-ed squad that is playing a boys varsity schedule this fall.“I thought we played well,” London coach Dan Karl said. “We came out and started fast. We...

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Madison County teams will be tested in Week 1

The more things change, the more they stay the same.The 2014 high school football season gets under way in Madison County Friday, Aug. 29, with three home games and another on the road for the county teams. Three of the squads will also be doing so against the same squads they opened the season with last year and the other will be squaring off with a neighboring rival they’ve played for years.Mechanicsburg atWest Jefferson, 7 p.m...

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In the swing of things

Cade Smith of London Middle School tees off during a match with Madison-Plains Monday, Aug. 25

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OSU’s Wilson ready for bigger role

COLUMBUS — A year ago, Braxton Miller called then-freshman wide receiver Dontre Wilson “that lightning bolt.”“He’s something special, man,” Miller said.Ohio State coach Urban Meyer was enthusiastic, too. So was offensive coordinator Tom Herman. Fans expected big things.And then lightning didn’t strike.Wilson, who chose Ohio State over Oregon after the Ducks coach Chip Kelly took the Philadelphia Eagles job, ...

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London golfers outlast Bishop Ready

The London boys golf team didn’t necessarily play its best round of the season Tuesday, Aug. 26, but it was good enough to get a win.The Red Raiders shot a 174 and easily outdistanced Bishop Ready (209) in a match played at Oakhurst Country Club.“I think the hot weather got to both teams,” London coach Richard Cunningham said. “This is highest score for the season for Ready and London.”The Raiders got a total of three rounds of 43...

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