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London cruises past Academy

Volleyball can be like a car race.At times it may take a while to get warmed up, but eventually the better tuned up ones will find their way to the checkered flag first.The London High School volleyball team sputtered somewhat in the early laps, but hit cruise control and left Columbus Academy in the rear-view mirror en route to a 26-24, 25-11, 25-13 victory in Mid-State League action Tuesday in London High Schools Ray Chadwell gymnasium.The first game was a b...

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MSU won’t run up score for style points

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It was a winning weekend for Michigan State, even though the Spartans didn’t play.That’s because Kirk Cousins, Brian Hoyer and Drew Stanton — all former quarterbacks at Michigan State — led their NFL teams to victory.“I think that’s a statement of Michigan State football — what they have been able to accomplish individually and then as a group,” Spartans coach Mark Dantonio said. “When youn...

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Alder edges London for county crown

One sure sign that the summer is coming to an end is the fact that the weather is starting to get cooler, that and the fact that the high school golf tournaments become a lot more important.The boys golf teams in Madison County were all seeded at the Central District tournament draw and now know when and where they’ll be playing in the upcoming sectional tournament.London received the No. 7 seed, Jonathan Alder is the No. 8 and West Jefferson is the 20th seed in th...

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Golden Eagles snag top seed in D-II

There’s a huge bulls-eye squarely planted on the backs of the Madison-Plains girls golf team.The Division II Central District girls golf coaches got together Sunday, Sept. 14, to set up the upcoming sectional tournament field and they collectively named the Golden Eagles as the tournament’s No. 1 seed.The fact that Plains is the top seed and widely considered the best D-II girls golf team in Central Ohio should come as no surprise. Plains has not lost a match...

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Time for a change at London High School?

As a diehard Cleveland Indians fan, and a London Red Raiders booster, I hate writing this.With all of the focus lately on the Washington, D.C. NFL team and its refusal to change its name, many Americans are recognizing that some words, once thought neutral, are actually quite offensive to entire nations of peoples.This debate isn’t new. Down the road, at Miami University in Oxford, the debate on removing a slur for Native Americans raged for 25 years before the uni...

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Buckeyes get passing grade

A grade card on Ohio State in its game against Kent State on Saturday. The Buckeyes didn’t get a perfect score but they got a lot closer than some other Big Ten teams did.OffenseOn the surface, everything was wonderful in Ohio State’s 66-0 win over Kent State. But the Buckeyes’ grade on offense needs to be weighted.OSU rolled up 628 yards of total offense. Quarterback J.T. Barrett threw a school record-tying six touchdown pas...

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Local soccer teams steadily improve

The team’s record isn’t stellar or indicative of the progress that’s been made, but the London High School girls soccer team is moving in the right direction.The Lady Red Raiders (1-2-2) are still below the .500 mark, but headed into a busy week with a chance to move over that watershed mark.The team came away with a 1-1 tie from a non-league tilt with Benjamin Logan Saturday, Sept. 13.London scored first in the match Saturday, capitalizing o...

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Tuesday, Sept. 16Boys GolfLondon, Madison-Plains, West Jefferson at MSL Post-Season Tournament at Darby Creek Golf Course, 9 a.m.Jonathan Alder at River Valley, 4 p.m.TennisJonathan Alder at Pleasant, 4 p.m.Boys soccerLondon at Northeastern, 7 p.m.Miami Trace at Madison-Plains, 5 p.m.Jonathan Alder at Marion Harding, 5 p.m....

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Ironmen thwart visiting ‘Riders

JACKSON — Matriculating malfunctions.Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram is famous for quipping, ‘Just keep matriculating the ball down the field.’Although his use of the word was incorrect, his intent strategically honorable. Stram was encouraging his legendary Kansas City Chiefs squad to methodically move the football down the field with the ultimate goal of gaining access to the opponent’s end zone.Both West Jefferson High Sch...

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Caution: Opponents may be less than coaches say

Lou Holtz was a Hall of Fame football coach. He has converted that success into a long career as a college football analyst on television, even though he does not have the appearance, voice or diction that medium usually looks for.But maybe the thing he always did better than anyone else was to build up an opponent. Especially an opponent who had little or no chance of beating his team.Or maybe he could just appear to actually believe what he was saying better than all t...

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Ready runs to victory over London

Taking stock in tradition.In September 1814, poet Francis Scott Key penned the lyrics to ‘Defence of Fort M’Henry,’ a poem which would later be known as the ‘Star Spangled Banner.’The iconic patriotic words were inspired as Key witnessed an American victory over the British near Baltimore’s Fort McHenry.Set to a popular London (England) tune by John Stafford Smith, Key’s words became ones instrumental to country pride ...

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