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Excitement abounds at PHS

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By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comThe feeling of anticipation was in the air Friday.The footballs and soccer balls were in the air — golf balls were teed up — on the first day of practice for the upcoming fall sports season.“There is a lot excitement,” Piqua Athletic Director Chip Hare said. “There are a lot of teams with high expectations. You could definitely feel the excitement as I was out at different practices.”And with Piqua, there is plenty of new for the upcoming season.Bonnie Davis takes over for Cheryl Burkhardt as girls tennis coach for the Lady Indians.

 

Piqua boys blanked by Springboro

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comDanny Henry knew his first game as Piqua boys soccer coach was not going to be an easy one.And to the Indians credit, they managed to keep a talented Springboro team off the board in the first 40 minutes — led by some amazing saves by senior Grady Stewart.But, the second half was a different story — Springboro scored four goals before the game was stopped by lightning with j...

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DreamChasers 5K in September

The third annual Dream Chasers 5k Run/Walk in memory of Paul “Skip” Jackson will be held Sept. 1 at Fountain Park in Piqua, OH. Registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m.Jackson passed away due to a brain aneurysm. He was a pillar of the Piqua community, friend to many, and a wonderful husband and father who is and forever will be greatly missed!He was a firm believer in education and wanted as many young adults to have acce...

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Piqu spikers, booters win

The Piqua volleyball team opened the season with a 25-5, 25-18, 25-7 win over Milton-Union Monday.Tasha Potts had seven kills and Michaela Bell added two blocks.Logan Ernst served six aces and Kailey Byers led the defense with 12 digs.The Piqua JVs won 25-4, 25-6.Piqua travels to Springboro Thursday.Lady Indiansblank ChieftainsBELLEFONTAINE — The Piqua girls soccer team opened ...

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Bengals Hunt emerging on line

CINCINNATI (AP) — When defensive end Margus Hunt lined up during training camp as a rookie, his new Cincinnati Bengals teammates couldn’t help but think of a movie character.He repeatedly got compared to Ivan Drago from “Rocky IV.” As a crew for HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series filmed one practice, teammate Geno Atkins mentioned that the 6-foot-8, 290-pound lineman has a physique like that of the Russian boxer.“Everyone keeps tal...

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Bad Johnny

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — If the Cleveland Browns pick a quarterback based solely on numbers, there’s not much either Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer did to show he deserves the job.If the choice is based on maturity, the hot-shot rookie’s obscene gesture lost him some ground to the nondescript sixth-year veteran.Manziel raised his middle finger toward the opponents’ bench as he returned to the huddle late in the third quarter of Monday night’s 24-...

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Devastating blow for OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State star quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season, dealing a severe blow to the fifth-ranked Buckeyes’ national title hopes.Ohio State confirmed late Tuesday afternoon that Miller reinjured his throwing shoulder and will need surgery. The two-time Big Ten player of the year left practice in pain Monday after making a short throw.“My goal is to come back from this injury stronger and better than ever,” Mille...

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Perfect Night

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton’s first throw was right there.So were his next seven.Even his longest pass came down in the exact spot he intended.Perfect, all around.Dalton completed all eight of his passes and led the Bengals to a pair of touchdowns and a field goal during three impressive series Saturday night before the New York Jets’ reserves rallied for a 25-17 preseason victory.“He continues to play the way we...

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Skrine may need thumb surgery

BEREA — Cornerback Buster Skrine could need surgery on his thumb, but the team is hopeful he’ll be ready by the start of the regular season Sept. 7 in Pittsburgh.Skrine left practice Friday and wasn’t on the field Saturday.“I’m not sure how long he’ll be, but we think he should be available for the opener,” coach Mike Pettine said, adding he didn’t know yet if Skrine would require surgery.Skrine, who started 15 g...

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Bennett well grounded star at OSU

By Jim NaveauLima NewsCOLUMBUS – Much was expected of Michael Bennett when he got to Ohio State. But he was used to that.The son of two West Point graduates, he knew about attention to detail, demands and discipline long before he arrived at OSU in 2011 as a four-star defensive line recruit.“They have always been super strict and only expected the best,” Bennett said about his parents.How strict is super strict?

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Villegas avoids playoff

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — When Camilo Villegas finished his final round in the Wyndham Championship, he was hoping to get into a playoff.Instead, every other contender stumbled, and the Colombian didn’t have to hit another shot to win his first PGA Tour title since 2010.Villegas shot a 7-under 63 and finished at 17-under 263. He earned $954,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points in the final regular-season event.Villegas had four birdies and an eagle on the fr...

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Lady Vikings drop opener

NEW CARLISLE - In their season opener, Miami East fell to Tecumseh2-0. Both goals were scored before the break. East keeper, KatieBodenmiller, had 13 saves on the game.“I think there was a definite case of first game jitters,” Miami East coach Emalie Carson said. “We did not play our game the first half. The second half was much better, we were more composed and the intensity was much better. We justweren’t able to dig oursel...

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