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Tow leads Lancer boys to second in St. John’s Invite
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:00 PM
St. John’s runner Curtis Pohlman heads toward the finish line in eighth place at the 2014 St. John’s Cross Country Invitational held Saturday morning at Stadium Park. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)

By JIM METCALFE

DHI Media Sports Editor

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DELPHOS — Lincolnview senior Bayley Tow led the Lancer boys cross country unit to a second-place finish in the season-opening 14-team St. John’s Invitational on a warm and humid Saturday morning at Stadium Park.

Tow was second overall (16:55.92) and teammate Alex Rodriguez fifth (17:46.07).

“We’re actually disappointed in the outcome today. We had a chance to win it when you consider we had three boys in the top 10,” Lincolnview head coach Matt Langdon explained. “We had too much distance between our third guy and those that followed. Where we hurt ourselves was getting passed at the 4-6 spots by either New Bremen guys or someone else; you cannot beat a good team like Bremen doing that. Those are costly points we didn’t get; I don’t feel we finished well. We’ll take this as a lesson about running hard the entire way and not letting up at the end.”

Crestview was fourth, with the overall individual winner being Mycah Grandstaff (16:39.47) and Branden Clayton was 18th (18:57).

“Mycah ran very well. He had a good race for the opener with Tow, Rigg from LCC and the New Bremen guys,” Crestview coach Mark Bagley explained. “It wasn’t just Mycah, either. I thought all the boys competed well. I like this meet so early; it’s good competition right off the bat. It’s tough to run it so early but St. John’s does a great job with it.”

Kalida, which finished sixth, had its top two finishers being Adam von der Embse, 25th (19:23) and Grant Zeller, 28th (19:38).

Robert Modic led Spencerville’s 10th-place ending with a 29-place finish (19:39) and Ed Smith’s 46th (20:39).

Ottoville was 11th behind Cody Kemper’s 43rd-place finish (20:27.62) and the 44th of Eric Von Sossan (20:30).

 
Local Athletic Roundup
Written by Staff Reports   
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:00 PM

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Lady Jays tie Jennings in soccer

DELPHOS — St. John’s and Fort Jennigns battled to a 1-1 draw in girls soccer action on a very hot and humid Saturday out at the St. John’s Annex.

With 29:10 remaining in the first half, the Blue Jays (0-0-1) struck as Emilee Grothouse found the back of the net.

Grothouse nearly made it 2-0 with a direct kick just outside the 18 when the ball hit the crossbar and the Musketeer defense cleared.

With about 15 minutes left in the half, Fort Jennings had a chance to even things up but Alyssa Louth’s shot went wide.

Erin Williams (DSJ) had attempts at 10:15 and 9:52 remaining in the half but came up short.

Abby Von Sossan, Erin Eickholt and Jordan Hostman all had chances toward the end of the half for Jennings (1-1-1) but St. John’s keeper Kristina Koester (8 saves versus 9 shots on-goal) came up with the saves.

 
Weekly Athletic Schedule
Written by Staff Reports   
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:00 PM

For Week of Aug. 25-30

TODAY

Boys Golf

Jefferson and Crestview at Allen East (NWC), 4 p.m.

Ottoville at Leipsic, 4 p.m.

Columbus Grove at Spencerville tri (NWC), 4 p.m.

Lincolnview and Bluffton at Paulding - Auglaize (NWC), 4 p.m.

Ayersville at Fort Jennings, 4:30 p.m.

St. Marys Memorial at Elida (WBL), 5 p.m.

Van Wert at Kenton (WBL), 5 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Jefferson at Miller City, 5 p.m.

Lincolnview at Crestview (NWC), 5 p.m.

Kalida at Lima CC (Lima Stadium), 7:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Ottawa-Glandorf at Fort Jennings, 5 p.m.

Van Wert at Lima CC, 5:30 p.m.

Kalida at Shawnee, 7 p.m.

 
MLB Ohio Capsules
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, August 24, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

REDS 5, BRAVES 3

CINCINNATI — It was a long time coming but Alfredo Simon got his first win of the second half

Simon pitched seven strong innings to earn his first win in eight starts since the All-Star break and Todd Frazier homered as the Cincinnati Reds held on for a 5-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday.

Simon (13-8), who was 0-5 since pitching in the All-Star Game, opened with six shutout innings before yielding a run in the seventh. He allowed five hits with one walk and six strikeouts over seven innings.

Manny Parra and Jumbo Diaz pitched the eighth. Logan Ondrusek allowed Evan Gattis’s 20th homer leading off the ninth and Jonathan Broxton gave up Jason Heyward’s RBI single before coaxing Justin Upton into grounding into a base-loaded forceout for his seventh save for the Reds.

 
Woe is us, Buckeye fans!
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Saturday, August 23, 2014 8:00 PM

By JIM METCALFE

DHI Media Sports Editorå

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How quickly things can change.

One moment, we Ohio State University Buckeye football fans are salivating at the chance to be in the first-ever College Football Playoff — we’ll have to work on that name, won’t we? I’ll come up with something that the powers-that-be won’t be able to resist and get back with you, dear readers!

The next heartbeat — the moment Heisman-hopeful quarterback Braxton Miller damaged his throwing shoulder — we’re wondering what will happen to our beloved Buckeyes.

 
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