Madison Press- RSS SPORTS Feed Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:50:51 EST 1800 Alder bowling picks up pace The Jonathan Alder boys bowling team improved to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference play Tuesday, Dec. 16, after sweeping a MOAC tri-match played at Marion Blue Fusion Lanes. The Pioneers defeated Marion Harding (2,274-2,221) and... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:07:04 EST Plains girls improve to 4-1 There aren't going to be many teams the Madison-Plains boys basketball squad will face this year that will be as athletic as the bunch it faced Thursday, Dec. 18, at Whitehall-Yearling. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:05:07 EST Harbaugh mum on reported offer SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is declining to respond to reports that he is weighing an offer from Michigan to become the new football coach at his alma mater. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:49:04 EST Underdog card nothing new for OSU’s Meyer COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer's smile said, “You don't know the half of it.” Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:28:02 EST Column: Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB 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. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:15:08 EST High School Schedule Friday, Dec. 19Boys basketballWest Jefferson at Worthington Christian, 7:30 p.m.WrestlingMadison-Plains at Waterloo, 4 p.m. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:00:07 EST Alder girls down Hilliard Darby 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. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:43:09 EST Manziel looking for better showing BEREA — One game. One hard-to-forget, miserable game Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel would change if he could. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:31:04 EST Sprint to end NASCAR sponsorship after 2016 season 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. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:55:10 EST WJ girls win 29-28 in OT 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. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:02:04 EST Plains boys rally to victory Contrary to belief, the Madison-Plains boys basketball team will not go as far as standout senior Hunter Butin will carry them this season. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:58:07 EST Helping Hoopsters Members of the London High School boys basketball team volunteered their time at the H.E.L.P. House on Thursday, Dec. 11. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:52:05 EST Special donation 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... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:51:04 EST U.S. cities prepare for 2024 Olympic bids 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... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:49:08 EST Tom Herman hired as Houston Cougars’ coach 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. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:37:05 EST Paas named NSCAA All-American 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... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 18:08:09 EST Title champions Kentucky, UCLA meet this week The only school with more national championships than top-ranked Kentucky's eight is UCLA with 11. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:10:06 EST High School Schedule Wednesday, Dec. 17Boys basketballJonathan Alder at Pleasant, 7:30 p.m.London at Whitehall, 7:30 p.m.Girls basketball Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:00:03 EST Basketball season heats up 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... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:03:09 EST West Jeff win Stora Invitational 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. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:00:12 EST