The West Jefferson High School football team's season ended a year ago with a Division V state semifinal loss to Coldwater. Despite giving its best effort coach Shawn Buescher's team couldn't get much going offensively against a...
It takes a virtual army of volunteers to bake, frost and build a 300-pound replica cake of the iconic Ohio Stadium.
COLUMBUS — Ohio State playing Indiana in football is the spectator sports equivalent of watching How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Whether by plane, snowmobile or sled dog, the Bills are leaving snowbound Buffalo behind for Detroit to play their “home” game against the New York Jets on Monday night.
TOKYO — Baseball and softball's bid to return to the Olympic program got a boost Wednesday as organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Games considered ways the International Olympic Committee's reform agenda could impact planning for the...
Snow has fallen in Central Ohio which means attention in the sports world has transitioned to the winter sports scene.
Most West Jefferson High School (WJHS) football fans are familiar with the Roughriders Week 13 opponent, Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (CHCA). The two teams actually played a playoff game against each other not too long...
COLUMBUS — Ohio State's coaches should have known. Being undersized – or at least being called undersized — was only going to make Jacoby Boren fight harder.
It won't be hard to identify the best player on the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy football team when the Eagles square off with West Jefferson Saturday, Nov. 22, in a Division V, Region 18 regional final at West Carrollton High...
WILMINGTON — The Ohio Valley Hoops Classic is less than a month away, and event organizer Bennie Carroll is getting excited.
The Fourth Grade London girls travel team hosted the first scrimmage of the season on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the London Community Center. Teays Valley, Olentangy and Pickerington were the visiting teams. The London team is coached by Phil Newell and...
With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances.
MIAMI — The Marlins persuaded Giancarlo Stanton to say yes. He couldn't afford to say no.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — There was pushing, punching, one ambush in a darkened garage and a bloody brawl. There were thousands of hours spent analyzing the path to the Sprint Cup title as teams tried to adapt to NASCAR's new championship...
Presale tickets for West Jefferson's regional final football playoff game with Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy will be on sale this week at West Jefferson High School.Wednesday: 1:30-2:30 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
CLEVELAND — Ben Tate doesn't have to worry about losing carries with the Browns any longer.
On Thursday, Nov. 14, the London High School Football and Cheerleading Awards Ceremony was held in the London Elementary School auditeria with a large number of students and parents attending.
Just how tough of a boys soccer league is the Mid-State League Ohio Division?
COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer has coached enough Heisman Trophy winning quarterbacks and QBs who have been in contention for that award that his endorsement of J.T. Barrett as a Heisman candidate on Monday probably carries some...
NEW ORLEANS — Andy Dalton couldn't wait to forget one of the worst outings of his career a little over a week ago.He'll want to remember the way he played in the Superdome.
A grade card on Ohio State's 31-24 win over Minnesota, a game the Buckeyes were never really in danger of losing but which they also didn't dominate the way they could have:Offense
The best games usually involve some unexpected twists or turns along the way, it seemed as if they all occurred within a three-minute span during West Jefferson and Hamilton Badin's Division V, Region 18 semifinal playoff game played Saturday,...
The Dolphins Fourth and Fifth Grade Flag Football team (comprised of players from Plain City and Hilliard) won the Central Ohio Flag Football Game on Sunday, Oct. 26 at Hilliard Bradley Stadium. The team went 5-1 in the Hilliard League and then...
When colleges fire a football coach and begin the search for his replacement, they often look for someone who is the opposite of the last coach.
CINCINNATI — Linebacker Rey Maualuga knew the Bengals' defense had slipped against the run this season. He didn't realize it was in such a free-fall.
We've come a long way since Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were banned from baseball for associating with gamblers — not betting on games or tipping them off about injuries, but by shaking their hands as Atlantic City casino...
BEREA — For two months, suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon has passed Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in the hallway and had the same conversation.
Back in Week 3 the West Jefferson High School football team took a road trip South to play Jackson.
The Mid-State League Ohio Division is about as balanced of a league as you're going to come across which makes the London Red Raiders volleyball squad's dominance of the division that much more impressive.
CINCINNATI — With a 6-4 record, the Baltimore Ravens would be at or near the top of every division except one: their own. In the AFC North, it translates into last place.
COLUMBUS — After a double overtime win over Penn State and a 35-21 loss to Virginia Tech, Ohio State's coaches heard some criticism for being too conservative in their play calling.
COLUMBUS — The seven sacks and other humiliations inflicted on Ohio State's offensive line in its only loss of the season, 35-21 to Virginia Tech on Sept. 6, were a distant memory after the Buckeyes' line stood up to a stout Michigan...
Presale tickets for the West Jefferson playoff football game against Hamilton Badin which will be played Saturday, Nov. 15, at Kettering Fairmont High School at 7 p.m. will be on sale this week in the West Jefferson High School guidance...
AVONDALE, Ariz. — Denny Hamlin had a championship within his sights before, four years ago when the Sprint Cup title was his to lose.
The on-the-field talent level for the four Madison County football teams this fall was as strong as its ever been, that was evident when the Associated Press sports writers from Central Ohio gathered last week to select the All-Central District...
A grade card on an Ohio State win that contained a large amount of payback and could pay off down the road with a chance to get into the four-team College Football Playoff:Offense
MINNEAPOLIS — The clock was ticking down on Halloween night, and millions of dollars hung in the balance for Ricky Rubio and several other players who entered the NBA in 2011 and were up for extensions of their rookie contracts.
CINCINNATI — Giving the royal treatment.In the chivalrous Medieval times, the kingdom with the strongest nobility usually reigned supreme.
The London Parks and Recreation Youth basketball sign-ups are under way and the City of London's Parks and Recreation director Tony Brake is hoping for another strong season for those participating.
Being fully prepared for whatever your opponent may or may not throw at you is usually the best way to go into a game.
COLUMBUS — While revenge is often considered a motivational tool for a team that suffered an unexpected loss, it's hardly infallible.
CINCINNATI — More than halfway through the season, the AFC North's standings start with Cleveland.
LeBron James looked over his shoulder, almost in disbelief.This isn't what he — or anyone else — imagined for the Cavaliers.
PITTSBURGH — The game ball sat innocently in the gold-painted locker, an oblong tribute to a career revival no one saw coming.Not even James Harrison.
COLUMBUS — The defining moment of Ohio State's football season last year came earlier than expected.
Arriving in the Nick of time.At halftime of the Mid-Ohio Flag Football League (MOFFL) Championship, the home Madison County Tigers looked to be in trouble.
NEW YORK — Unheralded. Unsung. But certainly not unappreciated by their teammates.
BEREA — They are barely visible in the back of Brian Hoyer's locker, buried under caps, shirts and a knee brace.At first glance, they appear to be ordinary cleats. However, these are symbolic.
Ohio State assistant coach Tim Hinton was on his way to the airport in November 2006 to join Mark Dantonio at Michigan State after he left the University of Cincinnati when he changed his mind.
The one beauty of reaching the OHSAA state playoffs is how teams that have never played each other or ever had to know anything about one another suddenly find themselves scrambling for as much information as they can find on that week's...