Madison Press- RSS SPORTS Feed http://madison-press.com/section/SPORTS http://madison-press.com/section/SPORTS Wed, 27 May 2015 03:38:29 EST 1800 Moving in the right direction http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153715745/Moving-in-the-right-direction Building something meaningful from the ground up requires a lot of work and patience. Tue, 26 May 2015 16:41:39 EST A strong spring! http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153724020/A-strong-spring The fifth grade Rapture Basketball team had a strong spring AAU basketball season. The team entered six tournaments and took home the championship in four of the six and finishing with a 24-2 overall record. The team would like to thank Pastor Tom... Tue, 26 May 2015 16:41:34 EST MadCo Lacrosse Day May 31 http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153723261/MadCo-Lacrosse-Day-May-31 MadCo Lacrosse Day will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, May 31 at the West Jefferson Youth Athletic Association athletic fields at Converse Park in West Jefferson.Learn the basics from pro and college coaches. Tue, 26 May 2015 16:36:33 EST Cold-weather Big Ten baseball hot now http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153722354/Cold-weather-Big-Ten-baseball-hot-now OMAHA, Neb. — As usual, the SEC, ACC and Pac-12 had the most teams make the NCAA baseball tournament. Right behind those warm-weather conferences, though, was the Big Ten, a league that not long ago was an afterthought on selection... Tue, 26 May 2015 16:36:32 EST Reds need a new plan http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153723713/Reds-need-a-new-plan The Reds are dangerously close to saying good-bye to the season.As of Monday night, the Reds (18-26) had lost nine in a row.We haven't reached June yet and the Reds are nearly done. Tue, 26 May 2015 14:16:33 EST JA’s Ayoub powers way to regionals http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153703219/JAs-Ayoub-powers-way-to-regionals The Jonathan Alder girls track and field team scored 30 points and finished fifth at the Division II district championship meet held at Westerville South last week, and the team's brightest star continues to shine. Mon, 25 May 2015 17:41:36 EST LeBron’s triple-double carries Cavs to finals http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153705422/LeBrons-triple-double-carries-Cavs-to-finals CLEVELAND — LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand.He was exhausted and exhilarated — and one win from the NBA Finals.“I gave everything I have,” James said. Mon, 25 May 2015 17:41:35 EST Granville deals Alder a losing hand http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153702774/Granville-deals-Alder-a-losing-hand The Jonathan Alder softball team's success over the last couple years has built around the time-honored belief that if you play good defense, get solid pitching and come through with timely hits, you're going to win. Mon, 25 May 2015 16:56:43 EST B-C pushes way past West Jeff, claims title http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153660689/B-C-pushes-way-past-West-Jeff-claims-title Two highly questionable calls in one half inning prevented the West Jefferson High School softball team from possibly winning a Division III Central District title Friday evening. Fri, 22 May 2015 22:31:32 EST Ranking Urban Meyer’s ‘top 15’ http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153661449/Ranking-Urban-Meyers-top-15 Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer once said when he was a commentator at ESPN that he always liked to make a list of his top 15 players on the roster, and then do everything he could to be sure each made an impact. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:56:33 EST High School Schedule http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153657309/High-School-Schedule Saturday, May 23SoftballNo. 2 Jonathan Alder vs. No. 5 Granville at Pickerington Central in D-II Central District final, 1 p.m.Track Fri, 22 May 2015 16:11:31 EST JA prepares for district final rematch http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153659065/JA-prepares-for-district-final-rematch The Jonathan Alder softball team is getting the same opponent in this year's Division II district championship game that it got a year ago, but it's definitely a different team. Fri, 22 May 2015 16:06:32 EST HOF coach Stewart gets M-P job http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153634707/HOF-coach-Stewart-gets-M-P-job The Madison-Plains boys basketball team needs some stability and director of athletics Matt Mason is hoping he's found it with the hiring of Joe B. Stewart as the school's new boys coach. Thu, 21 May 2015 17:01:31 EST WJ braces for mighty Bloom-Carroll, Alvelo http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153632964/WJ-braces-for-mighty-Bloom-Carroll-Alvelo If you want to be the best, you've got to beat the best. Thu, 21 May 2015 16:56:33 EST Hot Shot 10s win bronze title http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153636932/Hot-Shot-10s-win-bronze-title The Hot Shots' 10s Gorton/Whalen volleyball team finished first in the bronze tournament bracket at the recent Ohio Valley Region (OVR) Girls' Volleyball Championships. Thu, 21 May 2015 16:51:35 EST What happened at NFL meetings and what it means http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153637384/What-happened-at-NFL-meetings-and-what-it-means SAN FRANCISCO — NFL owners concluded an especially hectic spring meetings by setting up what figures to be a very busy summer and fall. Thu, 21 May 2015 16:01:38 EST Castroneves eager to chase 4th Indy win http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153637214/Castroneves-eager-to-chase-4th-Indy-win INDIANAPOLIS — The specks of gray in Helio Castroneves' jet black hair tell one part of his legacy. Thu, 21 May 2015 16:01:36 EST High School Schedule http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153632645/High-School-Schedule Friday, May 22No. 5 West Jeff vs. No. 2 Bloom-Carroll at Pickerington Central in D-III Central District final, 5 p.m.Saturday, May 23Softball Thu, 21 May 2015 16:01:35 EST Gatley delivers walk-off win for WJ http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153616259/Gatley-delivers-walk-off-win-for-WJ There was a look of determination written all over the face of West Jefferson senior shortstop Madison Gatley when she stepped to the plate in the bottom of the seventh inning of a 4-4 tie during a Division III district tournament semifinal... Wed, 20 May 2015 22:16:31 EST District tourney arrives for tracksters http://madison-press.com/news/sports/153602537/District-tourney-arrives-for-tracksters The Central District track and field meet is a three-day ordeal which requires athletes to be mentally and physically tough throughout the course of the week. Wed, 20 May 2015 17:26:31 EST