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Milton-Union slogs past Madison in the mud

It was only fitting that the skies opened and greeted fans at Milton-Union’s Memorial Stadium with a steady downpour to start the game.Two old-fashioned styles with much to gain slogging it out in the mud on one of the few remaining natural grass fields in the area seemed only appropriate.“This ...

High School Football: Valley View bounces back, flattens Bellbrook

Offense eluded Valley View in last week’s 41-8 drubbing against Franklin.Friday the Spartans rediscovered their punch.Landing big blows out of the gate, Valley View stunned and then outgunned visiting Bellbrook 43-14 at Barker Field in a pivotal Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division game.Valley View, which rebounded from its first loss, ...

Clayton Murphy was celebrated Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in the town where he grew up. (Steve Maguire/Staff)

‘Awesome’ to be home, Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy says

UPDATE @ 8 p.m. (Sept. 30): “It’s an awesome feeling to be home,” Clayton Murphy said after disembarking from the red Corvette that carried in along the route of the parade held to herald his homecoming.The screams he heard Friday as he was being driven through the main street of ...

Steelers' Antonio Brown to honor Arnold Palmer on his cleats

Steelers’ wide receiver Antonio Brown will honor Arnold Palmer during Sunday night’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs, not with an end zone dance, but on his feet.   Brown told ESPN.com that he’s planning to wear black and gold cleats with Palmer’s image on them. http://twitter.com/AntonioBrown/status/781962960776364032 >> Read more trending ...

Springboro QB Brody Mahle (left) is pursued by Beavercreek’s Jay Drennen. Springboro defeated Beavercreek 31-28 in a GWOC crossover high school football game at Frank Zink Field on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

High School Football: Springboro dodges Beavercreek 31-28

Springboro appeared to have a much-needed high school football win wrapped up in the fourth quarter Thursday night at Frank Zink Field.Then the improbable happened.Forced to play catch-up, Beavercreek scored twice in the final five minutes and was two yards away from scoring again when time apparently expired. That allowed ...

Bryan Price will return as Cincinnati Reds manager in 2017

The Cincinnati Reds announced Friday manager Bryan Price has signed a one-year extension and will manage the team in 2017. The rest of the coaching staff was also offered contracts for 2017. HAL MCCOY: Reds hope Price provides comfort level to help rebuild Price, 54, signed a three-year contact after ...

Local high school players join anthem protest

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s social injustice statement of kneeling during the national anthem has reached the playing fields of Ohio, where players, coaches and even referees are exploring where the boundaries of personal expression should be. The Ohio High School Athletic Association last week issued a statement to ...

Prep Football: Here’s The Cox Media Friday Coverage Schedule

Here’s the Cox Media Friday night prep football coverage schedule. Follow these folks on Twitter if you’re able …• Badin at Fenwick, Rick Cassano, @rickcassano, and photographer David Moodie• Hamilton at Lakota East, Laurel Pfahler, @laurelpfahler, and photographer Nick Graham, @nickgrahamphoto• Sycamore at Fairfield, Thomas Pasch, @TPASCH• Madison at Milton-Union, ...

College Football: 5 things to know about Drake vs. Dayton

It’s only happened once in the last 33 years of Dayton football. The Flyers had a three-game losing streak during the 2006 season, and now Rick Chamberlin’s team will try to avoid a similar skid when Drake rolls into Welcome Stadium on Saturday. “We know we’re going to be playing ...

Miami’s James Gardner, 81, grabs a first quarter touchdown pass during the Redhawks non-conference game against the University of Cincinnati on Saturday, Sept. 24. Miami fell to the host Bearcats 27-20. David A. Moodie, contributing photographer

College Football: ‘A ton at stake for Miami’ against archrival Bobcats

For years – decades, really – football fans could be forgiven for thinking the “M” in MAC stood for Miami.The RedHawks own more Mid-American Conference championships with 15, bowl appearances with 10 and bowl wins with seven than any other MAC team.Those days have fallen into distant memory status in ...

University of Cincinnati Bearcats defeat Miami Redhawks 27-20 at Nippert Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 24. David A. Moodie, contributing photographer.

Preview: Ohio Bobcats at Miami RedHawks

Who: Ohio (2-2) at Miami (0-4).When: 2:30 p.m.Where: Yager Stadium (24,286), Oxford.Series notes: Miami leads, 52-38-2.Stat pack: Ohio – QB Greg Windham 84-152, 933 yards passing, 7 TDs, 1 int; Windham 278 yards rushing, 6.5 average, 1 TD; WR Sebastian Smith 18 catches, 297 yards, 2 TDs; LB Quentin Poling ...

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 18: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix #21 of the Green Bay Packers takes the field for the 2015 NFC Championship game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on January 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

NFL’s Ha Ha Clinton-Dix wants to teach kids ‘the law isn’t against you’

Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is going back to school at Alabama, but not just to have a piece of paper to take with him to post-football job interviews.He wants to use it to make a difference in communities where distrust between police and citizens — particularly minorities — has ...

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 25: Running back Spencer Ware #32 of the Kansas City Chiefs rushes through a hole against the New York Jets at Arrowhead Stadium during the first quarter of the game on September 25, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

5 things to look for this weekend in the NFL

The Bengals are the first winners of the week (even if it wasn’t pretty), but there is lots more NFL action on tap.Here are the top things to watch around the league.1. The NFL International Series resumes Sunday morning with Colts-Jaguars from Wembley Stadium in London.That can only mean one ...

High School Football: Piqua rolls over Sidney

After two blowout losses in early September, it looked like a promising season for Piqua would instead be a long one. Consider the Indians back on track. Piqua ran over Sidney in a GWOC American North football game on Thursday night to earn a 33-13 win and improve to 4-2. ...

Ohio State’s Demetrius Knox talks to reporters during Media Day on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center in Columbus. David Jablonski/Staff

OSU O-line reportedly takes hit with injury to Springfield native

Ohio State reportedly lost some depth this week with an injury to Springfield native Demetrius Knox.A sophomore offensive lineman, he had foot surgery that will knock him out for eight weeks according to a report by ElevenWarriors.com.Knox was not a starter, but he is a veteran former four-star recruit on ...

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