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Wasserman steps down as London football coach

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Jerry Wasserman has logged a whole lot of miles pacing up and down the sidelines of high school football games over the last 50 or so years, the last eight at London High School.Those strolls, and father time, however, have finally caught up with the longtime coach as he announced earlier this week to his team that he’s resigned his coaching position.The coach’s mind is still sharp as ever, but he admits that it’s his body that’s preventing him from going any further.“The biggest problem is my back,” Wasserman said. “I’ve been having a lot of trouble with my back. I’ve limped around the last couple years and I just decided it was time.

 

West Jeff topples London ace Carey in 9-4 win

Just how well is the West Jefferson baseball team swinging the bats these days? They just pounded the ball to the tune of 17 hits against one of the best pitchers not only in Central Ohio but the entire state.The Roughriders (10-3, 5-1) banged around London starter and Bowling Green State University signee Zac Carey in a 9-4 victory over the host Red Raiders (3-9, 1-5) Monday, April 21.West Jeff coach Jason Bogenrife knows how good the standout Carey is and knows how imp...

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Roughriders handle pressure in big win over London

How an athlete handles pressure situations can usually dictate the outcome of a game.During a Mid-State League Ohio Division clash Monday, April 21, players from visiting West Jefferson embraced the pressures of being in a first-place showdown, while some from host London were overwhelmed by it in what turned out to be an entertaining contest won by the visitors 7-5.The Roughriders (10-2, 6-0) got a big hit in the top of the sixth inning, and London made a number of cost...

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Pinehurst No. 2 ready for double dip od U.S. opens

PINEHURST, N.C. — Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens.In less than two months, it will host the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open in consecutive weeks.USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said Monday that he is expecting “a challenging test of golf, but … a great test of golf” on the course designed by Donald Ross and recently restored to his specifications by Ben Crenshaw.When the men tee it up June 12-15 and th...

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Alder softball stretches win streak to 12 games

There weren’t a whole lot of high school sports teams competing over the weekend thanks to the Easter holiday, but some of the hottest county teams continued that way with easy victories.SoftballJonathan Alder 4,Olentangy 1Jonathan Alder 12,Dublin Coffman 0The Lady Pioneers (12-1) swept a pair of games from a pair of traditionally strong ...

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In show of defiance, thousands run Boston Marathon

BOSTON — Under heavy security that included a battery of surveillance cameras and police officers on rooftops, nearly 36,000 runners hit the streets Monday in the first Boston Marathon since last year’s deadly bombing, sending a powerful message of resilience.In what some saw as altogether fitting, an American won the men’s division for the first time in more than 30 years, dominating a field that included many athletes who were prevented from completing the race ...

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West Jeff, London win; eye upcoming showdown

There was no letting up for the West Jefferson softball team as it stepped outside of the Mid-State League Ohio Division to play a good Division I softball squad in Whetstone Thursday, April 18.West Jeff had been red-hot at the plate heading into the non-league tilt and the Roughfiders (7-2, 5-0) continued their torrid pace as they scored 14 runs, collected 11 hits and thoroughly dominated the host Braves (4-4) in a 14-0 run-rule shortened game.“The girls played wo...

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Roughriders top Academy, move into tie for league lead

The West Jefferson baseball team finds itself tied atop the Mid-State League Ohio Division standings after an impressive victory over Columbus Academy Thursday, April 17.The Roughriders (9-3, 5-1) dumped the Vikings 7-2 to grab a share of the league lead.“We knew going into the game that they are a very strong team, their pitching is what we were really worried about,” West Jeff coach Jason Bogenrife said. “But you know we take the attitude of we’...

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Otterbein Equine Dressage Team named Reserve Champion at National Championship

WESTERVILLE — Otterbein University’s equestrian team finished as the Reserve Champion team at the Intercollegiate Dressage Association National Championship horse show held on April 12-13 at Averett University in Danville, Va. Coach Kari Briggs also received the Teresa L. McDonald Coach of the Year Award.The team consisted of senior Julia Spatt of Castle Rock, Colo., at First level with a second-place finish; sophomore Kailey Giancola of Jordan, Minn., at Upper Training...

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Now with Pens’ attention, Jackets prep for Game 2

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Blue Jackets don’t feel they’re doomed after blowing a two-goal lead in a Game 1 loss of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.“It’s not about missed chances, or feeling sorry about it,” goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky said at Thursday’s optional workout, 13 hours after falling 4-3 in Pittsburgh.The Blue Jackets had 11 skaters appear in their very first playoff game. Yet ...

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Red Raiders miscues prove costly against Columbus Academy

The beauty about playing high school baseball or softball in the spring in Central Ohio is the fact that so many games are squeezed into such a small time period that teams don’t have enough time to dwell on difficult outings.The London baseball team is play it and forget it mode following a disappointing showing at Columbus Academy Wednesday, April 16.The Red Raiders (3-6, 1-4) traveled to Mid-State League Ohio Division leading Columbus Academy and sent their ace,...

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Alder graduate named MVC Player of the Week

ST. LOUIS — University of Evansville senior Jake Mahon was named the Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for his performances against Oakland City and Wichita State this week, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.Mahon led Evansville by hitting an even .400 and driving in at least one run in each of the Purple Aces’ four games this week. The senior third baseman finished the week 6-for-15 with three doubles, five runs scored and eight RBI, while ...

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