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OSU wins big over Kent State

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Khaleed Franklin, 3, runs the ball for the Buckeyes on Saturday against Kent State.Curtis Samuel, 4, looks for room to run during Saturday’s game at Ohio State.


Piqua spikers handle Wave

GREENVILLE — The Piqua volleyball team improved to 7-3 overall and 3-0 in the GWOC North with a 25-9, 25-13, 25-11 win over Greenville Tuesday.Tasha Potts had 10 kills and one block, while Logan Ernst had eight kills and two blocks.Cassidy Sullenberger dished out 28 assists, while Kailey Byers had eight digs and Kyla Blankenship served four aces.The JV and freshman both won in two straight games.Piqua will play at Vandalia-Butler Thursday....

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CCC hardware goes ‘East’

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comWEBSTER — The championship hardware for the Cross County Golf championships played at Stillwater Valley Golf Course on Friday headed “East” — as in Miami East.The Vikings swept the team titles with a similar formula — a medalist or co-medalist and consistent team play.The boys — who came in with an 10-1 record in conference play, tied with Arcanum ...

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Lady Indians blanked by Sidney

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comOne year ago, the Piqua girls soccer team had stunned Sidney with a 1-1 tie and it resulted in keeping the Lady Indians in the GWOC North title chase until the final game.On Wednesday, on the friendly pitch of Wertz Stadium, Piqua coach Flo Loisy was hoping for a similar — or better result — when the Yellow Jackets visited.What he got was something very different....

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Cavs open defense of title

By Ken Barhorstkbarhorst@civitasmedia.comFresh off what head coach Dick Roll said was his team’s best defensive performance of the season, the Lehman Cavaliers now turn their attention to the Northwest Central Conference after posting their first win of the campaign last week at Graham.The 34-12 victory — over a Division III team — was spearheaded by the defense, which kept the Falcons off the board until the Cavs were well on their way to a ...

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Piqua ready to get back on track

By Rob KiserCall Sports Editorrkiser@civitasmedia.comThe Piqua football team, 2-1, has put Friday’s 62-20 loss to Lima Senior behind them.There is other option with 1-2 Northmont visiting Friday in the first meeting between the two schools since 2007.“We have a hard-working group of kids who came in ready to get back at it,” Piqua football coach Bill Nees said. “We went up to Lima and got beat. Now, we are ready to...

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Covington’s hometown hero

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerATHENS — A.J. Ouellette has long been known for his insane workouts — he’s a weightroom junkie who would just as soon hoist heavy steel as breathe as he packs more muscle onto his already chiseled frame.For the past month, however, it’s been the Covington High School graduate’s thumbs that have been getting the best workout as he has answered the hundreds of congratulatory text messages,...

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Dalton stats ‘perfct’ so far

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton’s most impressive numbers so far: zero interceptions, zero sacks. When it comes to avoiding the big mistake, the Bengals quarterback is perfect through two games.So is his team. And there’s a close correlation.The Bengals (2-0) are one of seven unbeaten teams, and the only one that so far hasn’t fumbled, thrown an interception or allowed a sack. Dalton and Houston’s Ryan Fitzpatrick are the only quarterbacks wit...

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Browns OC deserves credit

By Scott Petrack(AP) — The Browns have scored 53 points through two games. It’s the highest two-game total to open a year since 2007, when they scored 51 in Week 2.Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan deserves more credit than he’s getting. And, yes, I know six of the points came on Tashaun Gipson’s interception return for a touchdown.The coordinator in Cleveland trails only the quarterback when blame is handed out for a struggling offen...

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Minnesota benches Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team “made a mistake” in bringing back its superstar following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas.“We made a mistake and we need to get this right,” he said at a crowded news conference. “It is important to always listen to our fans and the community and our sponsors. Our goal is ...

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Ganger selects Kent State

By David FongRegional Sports Content ManagerCOVINGTON — Jarred Ganger’s heart was broken.It was March 3, 2012 and Ganger — then a freshman — had just lost to Miami Valley School’s Matthew Kolodzik in the 106-pound finals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Division III state wrestling finals, ending his goal of becoming a four-time state champion before it could even get started.“My goal as a litt...

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PIAB holding Indian 300

The first Indian 300 Club reverse raffle and tailgate party will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct. 11.This is a major fundraising event for the Piqua Indians Athletic Boosters.Tickets are $100.Holder of the first ticket will win $250, while every 20th ticket drawn will win $100.The 100th ticket will be worth $250, with the 200th ticket holder winning $300.The 299th ticket drawn will be worth $2,000, with the holder of the 300th and final ticket d...

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