Madison Press- RSS SPORTS Feed Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:27:50 EST 1800 WJYAA sign-ups The West Jefferson Youth Athletic Association (WJYAA) has only two sign-up sessions for 2014-15 basketball registrations. You may register in person or online only through Saturday, Nov. 8. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:00:07 EST OSU will take care of business against Illini Maybe the most impressive statue in the Big Ten stands just outside Illinois' Memorial Stadium to memorialize legendary running back Red Grange, “The Galloping Ghost,” one of the early superstars of college... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:22:09 EST Preview capsule: OSU-Illinois Illinois (4-4, 1-3 Big Ten) at No. 13 Ohio State (6-1, 3-0), 8:12 p.m. (ABC)Line: Ohio State by 28½Series Record: Ohio State leads 65-30-4What's at stake Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:41:03 EST Column: Bumgarner great, but Bochy good, too The easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game.The hardest thing was supposed to be deciding when to take him out. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:26:08 EST Something to play for The high school football season started 10 weeks ago with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid to upper 80s; expectations were nearly as high for all four Madison County football teams. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:33:09 EST Barrett expects to play vs. Illinois COLUMBUS — Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett isn't scheduled to go all out in practice until today but he and coach Urban Meyer both say he will be ready to play on Saturday against Illinois. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:30:06 EST Spaghetti dinner to benefit MPHS baseball A large crowd is expected for the Madison-Plains football contest Friday night against Whitehall. With a state playoff berth on the line, many will try and get to the stadium early to assure themselves a seat. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:49:05 EST Preseason youth basketball clinic There will be a preseason youth basketball clinic Nov. 1-2 for students in first through seventh grade. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:09:12 EST The Big Ten’s differing divisions Two things are apparent in the Big Ten as November approaches. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:23:18 EST Basketball officiating classes to start soon Classes to become certified Ohio High School Athletic Association basketball officials will be starting soon.At the completion of the course you will be certified to officiate basketball for the 2014/2015 season. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:22:06 EST Charity game raises money for community center A charity basketball game benefiting the London Community Center was held Saturday, Oct. 25, and from all accounts things turned out about as well as one could possibly expect. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:12:10 EST Roughriders to play in All-Star game All season long West Jefferson girls soccer coach Jason Phillips had to prepare his team to play against some of the best Division III teams in the state. This time around he gets to prepare with them. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:08:07 EST Meyer: Playoff not so different COLUMBUS — There has probably been no greater topic of conversation in college football this year than the College Football Playoff, the new method of determining a national champion. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:58:08 EST Alder youth wrestling to begin The Jonathan Alder youth wrestling program will begin practice on Thursday, Nov. 6, and run until the beginning of February. Practices will be every Tuesday and Thursday. Tournaments will be on Sundays in January, with a league championship tournament... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:43:06 EST WJ, M-P size up playoff chances There could be zero, one, or even two Madison County High School football teams playing when the OHSAA state playoffs get started next weekend, but chances are you won't find many actually inside the locker rooms at Madison-Plains or West... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:59:15 EST Racing commission prepares for 2015 season COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Racing Commission approved 2015 permit applications at six of seven commercial racetracks in the state and live racing at all of them during its monthly meeting in Columbus on Friday, Oct. 24. The live days approved at... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:31:09 EST Bexley JV runs past London The Bexley Lions visited the London Red Raider Junior Varsity football team on Saturday, Oct. 25, and cruised to a 48-13 victory. Bexley opened a 41-0 lead at halftime, which instituted the new running clock rule for the second half... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:58:09 EST Flag Football Champs The Redskins Third Grade Flag Football Team (comprised of players from Plain City) won the Central Ohio Flag Football Bowl Game on Sunday at Hilliard Bradley Stadium. The Redskins went undefeated in the Hilliard League (6-0) and then defeated the... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:49:10 EST Meyer likes how Buckeyes reacted to pressure COLUMBUS — Letting a 17-point lead slip away was a lot easier to talk about for Urban Meyer at his weekly press conference on Monday than it would have been if Ohio State hadn't recovered to beat Penn State 31-24 in double overtime on... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:55:04 EST B-C bounces Alder in district final The mental part of sports can be just as important to the outcome of a contest as the physical aspect itself. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:51:09 EST