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How will college football panel pick top teams?
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, August 08, 2014 8:00 PM

By RALPH D. RUSSO

Associated Press

 

Might as well call it Mission: Impossible.

Starting in mid-October, a panel of 13 football experts will begin meeting once a week to determine the four teams who will compete for the national championship in the very first College Football Playoff. Their goal is to choose the four best teams in the nation at the end of the regular season.

But how does someone answer a question for which there will almost always will be more-than-one correct answer?

 
Wildcat golfers win over Ottoville
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Thursday, August 07, 2014 8:46 PM
Jefferson senior Nick Fitch tees off on No. 3 during the Wildcats’ 186-197 non-league victory over host Ottoville Thursday morning on the par-35 front 9 of the Delphos Country Club. Fitch shot a 49 for the Red and White (2-0), while Carter Mox was the low man with a 41, Zack Wannemacher 46, Jacob Hamilton 63, Andrew Foust 50 and Tristan Moore 54. Ottoville (0-2) senior Wesley Markward was the medalist with a 38, followed by Brendon Schnipke at 49, Andy Schimmoeller 52 and Kaleb Hanicq 58. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)
 
It’s clobberin’ time!
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Thursday, August 07, 2014 8:42 PM

With Thursday being the first day of full-scale hitting of the 2014 football pre-season, both St. John’s (top), during the morning session, and Jefferson (bottom), later in the afternoon, took advantage of it as preparations continue toward the scrimmages next week. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)

 
High School Golf Previews
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Thursday, August 07, 2014 8:42 PM

By JIM METCALFE

Staff Writer

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ST. JOHN’S

ST. JOHN’S — St. John’s head golf coach John Klausing had an extremely young team last fall — one senior and one junior — and paid for it with a 1-14 mark.

That crew finished eighth out of nine Midwest Athletic Conference units and ninth at the Division III Sectional at Auglaize Country Club.

With four starters back and a few more younger options — the Blue Jays don’t have a single senior and only one junior — Klausing hopes for a much-improved Blue Jay crew for 2014.

“We improved by 10 strokes per player by the end of last season,” Klausing said. “We knew it was going to be tough for us last year, having three freshmen play varsity, but the kids stayed positive and improved throughout the year.

 
The King still rules NASCAR in retirement
Written by Associated Press   
Thursday, August 07, 2014 8:41 PM

Associated Press

 

LONG POND, Pa. — Richard Petty tried resting on the green artificial turf that covered the stage used for driver introductions.

It didn’t last long: At a NASCAR track, The King never goes unnoticed.

“Richard! Richard! King! King!”

Petty craned his neck and waved toward fans who couldn’t resist shouting at the race’s grand marshal from the 3-level structure at Pocono Raceway that rises high over the front stretch.

Behind those sunglasses, a design caught Petty’s eye. Yes, fans from kids to seniors had seats in the section labeled the Richard Petty 200 Victory Circle. The words were flanked by two images of Petty in his feathered Stetson hat and dark glasses.

“Well, look at that,” Petty said, eyes fixed on the sign. “I didn’t know that. That’s the first time I ever paid attention.”

Petty had no idea some of the best seats in the house had long been named in his honor.

But you don’t need to sit in a pricey suite to know The King.

 
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