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Tennessee loses 73-62 by Maryland in regional semi
Written by Associated Press   
Sunday, March 30, 2014 8:01 PM

Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Tennessee Lady Vols started crying as they walked off the floor. They curled up inside a locker or stared aimlessly at the ground once they got to the locker room. Cierra Burdick hunched over against a wall with a towel over her head.

The GrindFor9 — winning another national title this season in their home state— is over.

The Lady Vols dug themselves into a hole that they couldn’t climb out of Sunday in losing the Louisville Regional semifinal to Maryland 73-62.

“I thought we came out just nervous, a little scared for whatever reason,” Tennessee coach Holly Warlick said. “We didn’t have that fight back at the beginning and then we got ourselves in a hole.”

Hear, hear, for sportsmanship!
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Saturday, March 29, 2014 8:00 PM



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I liked how two legendary college basketball coaches handled recent failures in last weekend’s NCAA Men’s March Madness.

Duke’s Coach K (cause no one can spell Krzyzewski without looking it up!) and North Carolina’s Roy Williams handled their losses with class.

Coach K went into the locker room to congratulate Mercer for how well it played during that second-round contest.

I may not be a Duke fan but everyone should appreciate class when they see it.

After the Tar Heels’ “controversial” — I think the referees got it right, even though I had UNC making it to the Elite 8 in my bracket (darn it!) — loss to Iowa State because of a snafu with the clock in the last two seconds, Williams simply accepted the explanation by the referees, congratulated “The Mayor”, Fred Hoiberg, and refused to blame the officials in the post-game press conference.

There have been some that weren’t as gracious in their assessment, though they weren’t vicious at all. Mostly, it was mild; quite frankly, it was a not-very-controversial controversy after all.

Sportsmanship is not dead!

Michigan holds on late to beat Tennessee 73-71
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Friday, March 28, 2014 8:44 PM | Updated ( Friday, March 28, 2014 8:48 PM )

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS — Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas had 14, including a key free throw, to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in Friday’s first Midwest Regional semifinal.

The second-seeded Wolverines now play either Louisville, who they lost to in last year’s national championship game, or 2012 national champion Kentucky Sunday.

The Wolverines (28-8) led by 15 with 10:55 to go but committed four turnovers in the final 97 seconds. Tennessee (24-13) cut the lead to 72-71 and had a chance to take the lead but Jarnell Stokes was called for an offensive foul with 6 seconds left.

Buzard, Jettinghoff eying future plans
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Friday, March 28, 2014 8:43 PM


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DELPHOS — Both had a couple of options as to what they would do next fall as far as collegiate sports.

Both decided on the same thing: football.

How they came about that decision was slightly different.

Martz 3rd at State Championships
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Friday, March 28, 2014 8:41 PM
Delphos resident Kelsey Martz recently competed at the Level 9 State Championships held in Niles. She is the 2014 Level 9 State Champion in her age division for Vault and Floor with a 9.325 and a 9.3 and place third in the All-Around. She has qualified to move on to the Regional Championships held in Michigan the weekend of April 12 with a qualifying score of 36.225. A 34.000 was needed. In this photo, she is doing a 1 1/2-twist in her floor routine. (Photo Submitted)