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Adding Marshall multiplies OSU’s options

COLUMBUS — Jalin Marshall was a quarterback at Middletown High School, but he did the math and decided his future in college football was as a receiver.First of all, he was 5-feet, 11-inches tall. And that doesn’t fit the profile big-time college football programs look for in quarterbacks.Secondly, he rushed for more than twice as many yards (4,759) as he passed for (2,239) at Middletown and was a career 43-percent passer. He completed fewer than 50 percent o...

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End of the road

London High School senior Conner Osterloh puts the pressure on a Bexley player in Division II Central District tournament action Tuesday, Oct. 21. London was unable to keep up with the talented Lions and fell 10-2. Bexley scored less than a minute into the game and led 9-0 at the half. Bryce Swartz and Nate Newman scored the goals for the Red Raiders. London ended the season with an 9-8-2 record.

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Championship season

The Jonathan Alder Eighth grade volleyball team just finished up a championship season that saw the Pioneers go 19-1 en route to winning the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division regular season and tournament championships. “This was a great group of girls who worked really hard,” coach Cathy Corbitt said. The members of the team are front row from left: Abby Jester, Sydney Beard, Hunter Kaltenbach, Hunter Larison and Sara Cornelius; second row: Sarah Labuhn, Abby Doza, Corrin...

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Keeper of the Ring

When London High School assistant football coach Diyral Briggs extends his hands out to help a player, one of the first things the high school student notices is Briggs’ right ring finger. On the finger is a diamond-crusted, 2010 Super Bowl ring Briggs earned when he was a back-up linebacker with the Green Bay Packers.The ring, according to Red Raiders head coach Kyle Cutler, is always a conversation starter.“I’ll make fun of him for still wearing that ...

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Alder returns to district final

Every team has a weakness, the Jonathan Alder volleyball team quickly identified Hamilton Township’s and exploited it in a Division II Central District semifinal played at Worthington Christian Middle School Tuesday, Oct. 21.The fourth-seeded Pioneers served aggressively in the direction of a couple of Rangers players and reaped the benefits as they topped No. 3 Hamilton Township 25-20, 25-12, 26-24 to advance to a D-II district championship game Saturday, Oct. 25, back at th...

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OSU coach returns to Penn State

COLUMBUS — At its best, Penn State’s Beaver Stadium is one of the loudest, one of the most intimidating football venues in the Big Ten.But Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson says there is an easy way to flip the switch off on all that.“The best way to block the noise out is to score points and play great defense. If you do that, it will be pretty quiet,” he said.Johnson should know. He was a Penn State assistant for 18 years ...

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Bengals looking for answers after shutout

CINCINNATI — Coordinator Hue Jackson was going over the Bengals’ many offensive failures with a group of reporters in his office on Monday afternoon when there was a knock on the door.“Come in,” Jackson said.The handle jiggled. The door stayed closed.“It’s locked,” Andy Dalton said from the other side of the door.So fitting. A day later, the quarterback still couldn’t get anywhere in trying to figure o...

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Meyer doesn’t want OSU to be satisfied

COLUMBUS — The J.T. Barrett bandwagon is rolling along, but there is one important person who hasn’t purchased his ticket yet.Ohio State’s redshirt freshman quarterback was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday after throwing for 261 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 107 yards and two TDs in a 56-17 win over Rutgers.It was the second time Barrett has been named Player of the Week and the fourth ti...

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Fall season ends for area teams

No Madison County cross country runners placed high enough at the Division II district tournament Saturday, Oct. 18, at Watkins Memorial to advance to this week’s regional race.The Jonathan Alder boys scored 400 points and finished in 15th place (out of 23 teams). London did not have enough boys running in the D-II boys race to register a team score. Granville won the district championship with a score of 33.

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Aces trump Lady Red Raiders

You gotta know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em.Heading into Saturday action in the second round of the Division II Central District volleyball tournament, London had the luxury of hosting the post-season match against Granville.Unfortunately for the Red Raiders, the visitors had a couple of (Blue) Aces up their sleeve.Granville channeled their outward exuberance on to the court and swept the Red Raiders 25-12, 25-17, 25-22 in London High Sc...

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JA rolls to fourth straight win

The Jonathan Alder High School football team has officially turned its season around.The Pioneers went 1-3 in the first four games of the year but defeated North Union 21-13 Friday, Oct. 17, to increase their winning streak to four games, including decisive wins over Buckeye Valley (40-14, Oct. 3) and Upper Sandusky (42-0, Oct. 10).“Our defense has been playing extremely well,” Alder coach Brett Glass said. “It was a great senior-led win for us tonight....

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