If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers and threats from kidnappers, it's hard to see the downside.
Friday, Dec. 19Boys basketballWest Jefferson at Worthington Christian, 7:30 p.m.WrestlingMadison-Plains at Waterloo, 4 p.m.
Roughly one-third of the way through the season, the Jonathan Alder girls basketball team looks like it will definitely be a contender in the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Red Division.
BEREA — One game. One hard-to-forget, miserable game Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel would change if he could.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sprint informed NASCAR it won't extend title sponsorship of the top Sprint Cup Series beyond its current contract, which expires after the 2016 season.
West Jefferson girls basketball coach Tim Converse is closing in on a milestone victory. He's literally one win away from recording his 400th as a head coach, thanks to a 29-28 overtime victory Tuesday, Dec. 16 at Grandview.
Contrary to belief, the Madison-Plains boys basketball team will not go as far as standout senior Hunter Butin will carry them this season.
Members of the London High School boys basketball team volunteered their time at the H.E.L.P. House on Thursday, Dec. 11.
The London Branch of Merchants National Bank recently made a donation of $1,000 to Madison County Special Olympics. Merchants Bank sells Anthony Thomas candy bars at their branch to support local charities. Present for the check presentation was from...
LONDON, ENGLAND — IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying Wednesday that whichever city is put forward will be a “very strong” contender in what is shaping up as a high-profile global...
HOUSTON — Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman was hired as Houston's new coach Tuesday.Herman takes over for Tony Levine, who was fired last week.
CIRCLEVILLE — Alexis Paas was named 2nd Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Paas is a 2013 of Central Crossing High School. Ohio Christian University had six players total selected as 2014 NSCAA...
The only school with more national championships than top-ranked Kentucky's eight is UCLA with 11.
Wednesday, Dec. 17Boys basketballJonathan Alder at Pleasant, 7:30 p.m.London at Whitehall, 7:30 p.m.Girls basketball
The winter sports season in Madison County is officially running on all cylinders now that all the teams have now started their seasons. The last two boys basketball teams to open the season did so over the...
The West Jefferson High School wrestling team took home the championship trophy from the Joe Stora Invitational Tournament held Saturday, Dec. 13, at Westland by winning all five of its dual matches.
Tuesday, Dec. 16Boys basketballNortheastern at Madison-Plains, 7:30 p.m.West Jefferson at Triad, 7:30 p.m.Girls basketball
CLEVELAND (AP) — Flames shot skyward from two giant Browns helmets as rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel ran onto the field for his first start.That's as close as he came to providing a spark on Sunday.
Who says you can't go home again?
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Marcus Mariota put up nearly flawless numbers this season in leading Oregon to a spot in the first College Football Playoff.
The Jonathan Alder boys basketball team doesn't really have a post presence, but that doesn't mean the Pioneers don't have an inside game.
The West Jefferson wrestling team, according to its new head coach Ken Schaefer, is working as hard or harder than any group he's ever seen at the school and is encouraged by what that hard work could ultimately produce.
Friday, Dec. 12Girls basketballGrandview at London, 7:30 p.m.Whitehall at Madison-Plains, 7:30 p.m.Pleasant at Jonathan Alder, 7:30 p.m.
NEW YORK — Five power conferences. Four spots in the College Football Playoff.
BEREA — Johnny Manziel seemed a little taller. Not in height, but definitely in stature.
Thursday, Dec. 11Galion at Jonathan Alder, 7:30 p.m.Friday, Dec. 12Girls basketballGrandview at London, 7:30 p.m.
NEW YORK — It wasn't tough to devise a concept for the Big Ten to gain a greater foothold in the East once Maryland and Rutgers joined the conference.
New West Jefferson High School boys basketball coach Stu Hartenstein had an idea of what type of kids he was inheriting when he was named the Roughriders' new bench boss last spring. And everything he's seen since he arrived from coaching...
CLEVELAND — Johnny Football's days as a backup are over this season.He's getting his chance to start.
BALTIMORE — Not many players have to wake up before dawn, fulfill military obligations, attend classes and then grind through football practice.For the athletes at Army and Navy, it's all in a day's work.
Madison-Plains' defensive back John Vallery (23) was recently named special mention Division VI All-Ohio. He was one of three Golden Eagles to pick up All-Ohio honors. Senior running back Travis Chaffin was second team and senior offensive...
A pair of West Jefferson High School football defensive standouts earned Division V All-Ohio recognition. Senior linebacker Trevor Ferguson was selected to the All-Ohio third team and lineman Connor Dickerson (above) was a special mention pick.
The Jonathan Alder boys bowling team had little trouble dispatching Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference foe Buckeye Valley 2,172-1,779 Monday, Dec. 8, in a match played at Plain City Lanes.
The Jonathan Alder fifth grade boys basketball team won the championship at the Wittenberg Shootout held the weekend of Dec. 7 in Springfield. The team went 5-0 and defeated Enon Select 30-13 in the championship game. Members of the team are front row...
Nick Saban vs. Urban Meyer.Sure, players win games. But the coaches will be center stage at the Sugar Bowl in college football's inaugural playoff.
The Jonathan Alder boys bowling team stayed unbeaten (3-0 overall, 2-0 MOAC) with a commanding 2,285-1,864 victory over North Union Friday, Dec. 5, at Marysville Lanes.
COLUMBUS — When Ohio State played in three BCS national championship football games from 2002-2007, the absence of a Big Ten championship game might have been a good thing for the Buckeyes.
A lot of the time, more can be learned from a loss than a victory.
Madison-Plains senior running back Travis Chaffin was named second team Division VI All-Ohio by the Associated Press. He was a first-team All-MSL and All-Central District pick. The senior rushed for over 2,000 yards this season. Golden Eagles...
The 12-member College Football Playoff selection committee will gather Saturday in Texas to watch the final weekend of the season play out and then rank the top 25 teams in the country. The top four will compete for the national championship in the...
COLUMBUS — After J.T. Barrett followed Braxton Miller to the injured list last Saturday, some people wondered aloud if the offense Ohio State runs could have played a role in their injuries.
CINCINNATI — Three consecutive road games, three wins.The Bengals pulled off a franchise first in November, putting some distance between themselves and the rest of the AFC North.
BEREA — Some of that orange on Josh Gordon's helmet may be rust.
It was a game for about half a quarter.
The high boys basketball regular season arrives this weekend for a pair of Madison County schools who will be playing in the same tournament at London High School.
INDIANAPOLIS — Trent Richardson remembers the day he walked through the front doors of Cleveland's training facility for the first time. He was wearing the suit he had on when the Browns called his name with the third pick in the 2012...
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin defensive coordinator Dave Aranda drew on a baseball analogy to describe Ohio State's best offense in the Big Ten.
The 2014-15 season got underway and the Jonathan Alder bowling teams quickly found out it won't be as easy as showing up and winning matches, they're going to have to earn every thing they get.
COLUMBUS — If anyone can imagine what has been going through Cardale Jones' mind the last few days, it's probably J.T. Barrett.
London High School football players selected to the 2014 All-Mid-State-League Ohio Division football team are front row from left: junior Hayden Thompson (second team), senior Ben Martin (first team) and sophomore JT Martin (second team); second row:...