Cincinnati Reds: Numbers behind Joey Votto’s amazing 2017 season

Published: Monday, October 02, 2017 @ 3:47 PM

Who is Joey Votto: Ten facts about Reds first baseman

Joey Votto’s season is over, but the Cincinnati Reds first baseman’s 2017 camptain will be remembered for a long time. 

Let us count the ways… 

  • The 34-year-old played all 162 games for the second time in his career and failed to get on base in only 12 of those appearances. In 107 games, he got on base at least twice. 
  • He reached base a major-league-high 321 times, breaking his own team record by two and leading Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon (second in the NL) by 33. 
  • Votto also led the majors in on-base percentage (.454), walks (134), intentional walks (20), and walk/strikeout ratio while batting .320 with 36 homers and 100 RBIs. 
  • The five-time All-Star became the first player in Reds history with at least 100 runs, 100 RBI, 300 total bases and 300 times on base. 

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  • Votto’s fourth season with an OPS of at least 1.000 sets a club record. 
  • He led the NL in on-base percentage for the sixth time and is the active leader in that stat according to He only trails Mike Trout in active OPS. 
  • Votto walked 26 more times than last season (108) while also cutting his strikeouts drastically from 120 to 83. 

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Knowing all that, is it any wonder he called 2017 the best season of his career

"I wanted this to be my piece de resistance,” he told on the last day of the season. “I wanted this to be my work of art. I felt like shrinking strikeouts, keeping the walks, competing on a daily basis, playing every day, improving my defense. I felt this was definitely the best year of my career."

The Canadian even got a few influential people talking about him as an MVP candidate, as unlikely as winning it on a last-place team might be

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TCU men’s basketball overcomes early deficit to cruise past Oklahoma State

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 6:10 PM

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TCU men’s basketball overcame a 9-0 deficit out of the gate on Saturday and rode a dominant second-half performance to a 90-70 home win over Oklahoma State.

The Horned Frogs took their first lead of the night on a 8-0 run in the final minutes of the first half and entered the locker room with a 39-36 lead. TCU never looked back, shooting 62.1 percent from the field in the second half and outscoring the Cowboys 51-34 en route to the win.

The win gave TCU back-to-back Saturday triumphs, having defeated Texas at home on Feb. 10. The Horned Frogs were previously 0-6 on weekends since Big 12 play began for the team on Dec. 30.

Forward Kouat Noi scored a team-high 19 points for TCU in the win. Noi’s night included 9 points from beyond the arc. He also tallied 6 rebounds in the win.

Ahmed Hamdy, Kenrich Williams, Alex Robinson, Desmond Bane and Vladimir Brodziansky all joined Noi with double-digit scoring performances — giving TCU six double-digit scorers in the win. Hamdy tied Oklahoma State’s Jeffrey Carroll for a game-high 8 rebounds.

The Horned Frogs held Oklahoma State scoreless in the final 3:08 en route to the 20-point victory, which gave TCU the regular-season sweep of the Cowboys. TCU won in Stillwater, Okla. for the first time in nearly a century earlier this season in January.

TCU is now 18-9 overall and 6-8 in Big 12 play — tied with Oklahoma and Texas — following the win. The Horned Frogs have road trips to Iowa State and Texas Tech and home games vs. Baylor and Kansas State remaining before the Big 12 Championship Tournament arrives. The team takes the court vs. the Cyclones at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa on Wednesday night.

The Horned Frogs are seeking their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1998. TCU was projected to be a No. 9 seed in ESPN’s latest tournament bracketology.

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HS Scores 2/17: Springfield gets 1st tourney win, ‘Boro hockey advances

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 11:11 PM

Boys Basketball

Friday’s Results

Alter 63, Fenwick 54: Bazelak, Smith (A) 13; Luers (F) 20.

Anna 61, Fairlawn 50

Arcanum 68, Tri-County North 61, OT: Gray (A) 21; Larson (TCN) 23.

Badin 56, Roger Bacon 39: Meyer (B) 13; Bibbs, Flowers, Munson (RB) 7.

Bellbrook 60, Eaton 41: Scott (B) 17; Sullender (E) 28.

Bellefontaine 79, Graham 61

Brookville 55, Monroe 36: Gudorf (B) 16; Backas (M) 13.

Butler 85, Tippecanoe 55: Justice (B) 26; Smith (T) 16.

Carlisle 65, Northridge 55: Flor (C) 22; Hines (N) 17.

Carroll 50, Chaminade Julienne 36: Ramsey (C) 30; Menker (CJ) 10.

Catholic Central 57, Southeastern 47

Cin. Country Day 77, New Miami 63: Adkins (CCD); Robinette (NM) 19.

Dayton Christian 64, Emmanuel Christian 53: Welker (DC) 25; Davis (EC) 27.

Delphos St. Johns 48, New Bremen 43: Worst (DSJ) 16; Vonderhaar (NB) 14.

Dixie 44, Waynesville 40: Worley (D) 16; Hurley (W) 12.

Dunbar 81, Dohn Academy 58

Fairborn 64, Xenia 52

Fort Loramie 52, Russia 35

Franklin 61, Valley View 42: Knott (F) 13; Cradlebaugh (VV) 12.

Greeneview 71, Cedarville 46: Schneider (G) 30; Cross (C) 15.

Indian Lake 72, Northwestern 61

Jackson Center 56, Houston 34

Jonathan Alder 56, Kenton Ridge 55

Lakota East 48, Sycamore 39: Cox (LE) 30; Yuskewich (S) 8.

Lakota West 73, Hamilton 52: Wagner (LW) 22; Robinson (H) 16.

Madison Plains 50, Greenon 46: Whittman (MP) 25; Coppock (G) 15.

Marion Local 64, New Knoxville 42: Mescher (ML) 14; Lageman, Osborne (NK) 9.

Miamisburg 68, Northmont 61: Hubbard (M) 27; Linson, Walker, Wallace (N) 13.

Middletown 41, Colerain 36: Williams (M) 14; Wiley Jr. (C) 16.

Minster 55, Fort Recovery 44: Ketner (M) 17; Braun (FR) 14.

Mississinawa Valley 59, Covington 48: Bowman (MV) 23.

Mount Healthy 52, Edgewood 35: Mathias (MH) 15; Hill, Allen, McCarty (E) 8.

National Trail 85, Bradford 49: Harrison (NT) 30.

Piqua 49, Troy 42

Preble Shawnee 70, Milton-Union 35

Princeton 69, Fairfield 46: Hunter (P) 15; Brown (F) 9.

Ross 70, Talawanda 44: Angel (R) 28; James (T) 19.

Seven Hills 42, Cin. Christian 37: Hill (SH) 16; Nimmo, Rogers (CCS) 13.

Sidney 71, Greenville 45: Roberts, Gordon (S) 16; Coomer (G) 16.

Springboro 50, Lebanon 42: Yates (S) 18; Huffman (L) 18.

Spg. Shawnee 45, Tecumseh 41

Stebbins 75, West Carrollton 70, OT: Mpanzu (S) 23; Sanders (WC) 21.

St. Henry 59, Parkway 37: Luttmer (SH) 14; Kinney (P) 14.

Tri-Village 47, Ansonia 39

Trotwood 79, Springfield 72

Troy Christian 77, Middletown Christian 39: Anderson (TC) 22.

Urbana 50, Ben Logan 49, OT

Versailles 67, Coldwater 64: Bruns (C) 20.

Wayne 52, Centerville 49

West Jefferson 63, Triad 52: Thompson (WJ) 20; LeVan (T) 31.

West Liberty-Salem 72, Mechanicsburg 49: Burden (WLS) 22; Young (M) 15.

Saturday’s Results

Ansonia 58, Tri-County North 46

Coldwater 54, Wapakoneta 49: Frilling (C) 13.

Crestview 68, New Knoxville 45: Tinnerman (NK) 13; Dealey (C) 17.

Dayton Christian 78, Twin Valley South 52: Welker (DC) 40; J. Bassler (TVS) 15.

Fairmont 84, Ponitz 58: Sealey (P) 17.

Fenwick 65, Valley View 51

Lima Perry 62, Botkins 49: Dray (LP) 24; Heuker (B) 18.

Minster 63, Spencerville 39: Schmiesing, Ketner (M) 9; Prichard (S) 9.

Northmont 57, Beavercreek 55: Alessandro (B) 14; Perkins (N) 13.

Oakwood 71, West Carrollton 44: Rubin (O) 22; Sanders (WC) 10.

Springfield 70, Middletown 57: Williams (M) 26; Wallace (S) 18.

Troy Christian 66, Bethel 60: Anderson (TC) 20.

Versailles 71, Greenville 51

Girls Basketball

Sectional Tournament

Division I

Wednesday’s Results

At Lakota East

Lakota West 65, Withrow 9

Little Miami 41, Anderson 26

Thursday’s Results

At Lakota East

Ursuline 31, Turpin 21

Milford 42, Mount Healthy 24

Saturday’s Results

At Lakota East

Walnut Hills 71, Harrison 25

Sycamore 46, Mother of Mercy 40

Kings 47, Princeton 43

At Sycamore

Fairfield 67, Seton 32

Mt. Notre Dame 89, Western Hills 10

Lakota East 41, Oak Hills 35: Stanley (LE) 15; Listerman (OH) 10.

West Clermont 72, Hamilton 34

Wilmington 65, Talawanda 47: Jackson (W) 28; Brown (T) 29.

At Troy

Tecumseh 74, Northmont 67: Thomas (T) 21; Cooper (N) 17.

Butler 49, Edgewood 45

Fairmont 54, Fairborn 25

Springboro 45, Miamisburg 35

Centerville 65, Stebbins 20

At Butler

Beavercreek 63, Sidney 26

Springfield 52, Troy 41: Perdue (S) 19; Bass (T) 16.

Division II

Thursday’s Results

At Lebanon

Badin 43, Alter 32

Monroe 53, Clinton-Massie 31

At Tecumseh

Trotwood 76, Graham 28: McGruder (T) 34.

Tippecanoe 70, Belmont 5

At Walnut Hills

Taft 52, Woodward 45

Northwest 54, Shroder 34

Saturday’s Results

At Lebanon

Dunbar 50, Madison 46: Allen (D) 13; Campbell (M) 20.

Oakwood 52, Fenwick 33: Gorman (O) 14; Anzel (F) 14.

Bellbrook 59, Thurgood Marshall 14: Paul (B) 10; Dunson (TM) 5.

Chaminade Julienne 57, Ross 27: Chaney (R) 10; Jones (CJ) 18.

At Tecumseh

Greenville 60, Stivers 34

Carroll 59, Bellefontaine 26

Spg. Shawnee 39, Eaton 25

Kenton Ridge 81, Ponitz 59: Morris (KR) 40.

At Walnut Hills

Wyoming 53, Indian Hill 21

Bethel-Tate 51, Hughes 19

Norwood 45, New Richmond 36, OT

McNicholas 61, Taylor 15

Goshen 52, Batavia 36

Division III

Wednesday’s Results

At Trotwood

Greeneview 52, Brookville 44: Fife (G) 15.

Miami East 60, Northeastern 23

Saturday’s Results

At Wilmington

Purcell Marian 64, Georgetown 32

Seven Hills 52, Clark Montessori 46

Madeira 49, Ripley Union-Lewis 32

At Fairfield

Gamble Montessori 59, Clermont NE 27

Williamsburg 63, St. Bernard 20

Summit Country Day 52, Finneytown 3

At Covington

Versailles 76, Dixie 32: Ruppert (D) 17.

Anna 41, Arcanum 21

Division IV

Saturday’s Results

At Brookville

Covington 57, National Trail 40: Lyle (C) 15; Byrd (NT) 12.

Franklin Monroe 44, Catholic Central 25: Conley (FM) 18; Peterson, Baker (CC) 7.

Troy Christian 46, Tri-County North 26

Tri-Village 89, Jefferson 8: Silar (TV) 17; Hayes (J) 5.

At Monroe

Legacy Christian 84, New Miami 10

Fayetteville Perry 55, Yellow Springs 33

Cedarville 50, Middletown Christian 10

At Sidney

Fort Loramie 68, Ansonia 20: Henderson (A) 9; Meiring (FL) 14.

Triad 48, Jackson Center 46: Clark (JC) 22; Ferguson (T) 14.

Russia 56, Fairlawn 22: Huelskamp, Spicer (F) 7; Pleiman, Poling (R) 12.

Botkins 49, Mechanicsburg 36: Lane (B) 21; K. Schipfer (M) 12.


Saturday’s Results

OHSAA District Tournament

Friday’s Results

Centerville 7, St. Francis De Sales 1

Springboro 6, Gahanna Lincoln 1

Saturday’s Results

Alter 7, Beavercreek 2

St. Xavier 8, Troy 0

Dublin Coffman 9, Talawanda 0

Springboro 3, Elder 2, 2OT

Upper Arlington 3, Centerville 0


Saturday’s Results

CBC Tournament

Team Results: Graham 305.5; Tecumseh 153.5; Indian Lake 125; Bellefontaine 120; Ben Logan 97.5; Northwestern 83; Spg. Shawnee 76; Urbana 71; Jonathan Alder 52.5; Kenton Ridge 26.

GCLC Tournament

Team Results: Chaminade Julienne 272; Carroll 253; Badin 206.5; Alter 96; McNIcholas 74.5; Fenwick 67; Purcell Marian 50; Roger Bacon 14.

SWBL Tournament

Team Results: Valley View 219; Eaton 153; Oakwood 133; Milton Union 131.5; Franklin 126; Brookville 124; Monroe 122.5; Preble Shawnee 106.5; Madison 79; Bellbrook 59.5; Northridge 58; Waynesville 33; Carlisle 30; Dixie 17.5.

SWOC Tournament

Team Results: Harrison 231; Ross 173; Little Miami 141; Edgewood 133; Northwest 84; Mt. Healthy 34; Talawanda 16.


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HS Roundup 2/17: Northmont boys down Beavercreek

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 11:04 PM

Dawson Walker hit a shot as time expired to ensure the win for Northmont, as they bested Beavercreek 57-55.

Jabari Perkins netted 13 points on the night, including the game-tying three-pointer with eight seconds to go.

Jon Alessandro led all scorers with 14 points in the ‘Creek loss.

Northmont goes on to face Fairborn on Friday, February 23 at 6 p.m. in the first round of the Division I sectionals tournament.

Beavercreek will face Franklin at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Boys Basketball

Fairmont 84, Ponitz 58: Damonte Bailey shot for a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Eric Sealey tacked on another double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.

Northmont 57, Beavercreek 55: Dawson Walker sunk a buzzer beat to win the game for Northmont. Jabari Perkins led with 13 points in the win, while Jon Alessandro netted 14 in the losing effort.

Oakwood 71, West Carrollton 44: Darren Rubin put up 22 points in the win. Jalen Sanders netted 10 for West Carrollton.

Dayton Christian 78, Twin Valley South 52: Matt Welker scored a career high 40 points in the DC win. Anton Webb tacked on a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Jayden Bassler tallied 15 in the loss.

Troy Christian 66, Bethel 60, OT: James Anderson netted 20 points and nine rebounds for the near double-double. Ben Schenk added on 17.

Lima Perry 62, Botkins 49: Spencer Heuker tallied 18 points in the Botkins loss.

Coldwater 54, Wapakoneta 49: Cole Frilling scored 13 points in the win. Myles Blasingame chipped in nine.

Crestview 68, New Knoxville 45: Nathan Tinnerman netted 13 points in the losing effort.

Minster 63, Spencerville 39: Isaac Schmiesing and Mike Ketner combined for 18 points in the victory over Spencerville.

Girls Basketball

Sectional Tournament

Centerville 65, Stebbins 20: Amy Velasco and Jasmine Broner combined for 20 points in the win.

Springfield 52, Troy 41: Springfield earned their first OHSAA tournament since opening in 2008. Mickayla Perdue led with 19 points in the D-I win. Tia Bass had 16 for Troy.

Wilmington 65, Talawanda 47: Addie Brown set a school record for Talawanda for most points in a single season with 491 points. Brown put up 29 in the losing effort. Mya Jackson had 28 for Wilmington.

Carroll 52, Bellefontaine 26: Julia Keller tallied 12 points in the win. Allie Stefanek and Ava Lickliter tacked on 10 each.

Kenton Ridge 81, Ponitz 59: Mikala Morris shot for almost half of Kenton Ridge’s points in the win, netting 40 on the night.

Bellbrook 59, Thurgood Marshall 14: Kayla Paul put up 10 points in the D-II victory over Thurgood. Olivia Greathouse tacked on nine. Taylor Dunson led with five in the loss.

Versailles 76, Dixie 32: McKinlee Ruppert tallied 17 points in the D-III sectionals loss.

Covington 57, National Trail 40: Victoria Lyle scored 15 points, while Samantha Whiteman tacked on 14 in the Division IV win. Evan Byrd led National Trail with 12.

Franklin Monroe 44, Catholic Central 25: Corina Conley netted a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds in the Division IV sectionals win. Abbigail Peterson and Taylor Baker tallied seven points in the loss.

Tri-Village 79, Jefferson 8: Lissa Siler added 17 points to her season total in the win.

Fort Loramie 69, Ansonia 20: Marissa Meiring netted 14 points in the D-IV sectional victory. Trinity Henderson put up nine for Ansonia.

Botkins 49, Mechanicsburg 36: Paige Lane put up 21 points in the sectional victory. Kasey Schipfer had 12 for ‘Burg in the loss.

Triad 48, Jackson Center 46: Alea Ferguson shot for 14 points, sinking four from the three-point line in the win. Frani LeVan added on 11 points, four rebounds and two assists.


Springboro 3, Elder 2, 2OT: Slade Surikov netted the game-winning goal with 50 seconds left in the second overtime.


CBC Tournament, Kenton Trail: Tecumseh took home second place overall with 153.5 points, winning the Kenton Trail division title.

CBC Tournament, Mad River: Graham won the CBC Mad River division title and overall tournament with 305.5 points. D’artagnan Spitler earned the CBC sportsmanship award.

GCLC Tournament: Chaminade Julienne took home the conference championship with 272.0 points. Carroll, Alter and Badin followed suit. CJ had six first place finishers.

OHC Championship: Major Stratton placed second at 195 for West Liberty-Salem, moving to 30-4 on the season. All three of Trenton Douthwaithe’s wins game by pin as he took third at 126.

SWBL Tournament: Valley View, Eaton and Oakwood placed in the top three respectively. Ethan Mayo, Joey Dima, Stone Day and Trent Wilson all took home championships for VV. Carston King won at 152 for Oakwood.

SWOC Tournament: Ross took home second overall with 173.0 points. Edgewood came in fourth with 133.0.

Boys Bowling

GWOC Championship: Beavercreek took home the overall and tournament championship. Butler’s Drew Sacks rolled the high series of 707.

Girls Bowling

GWOC Championship: Troy won the overall season title, while Miamisburg won the postseason championship match. Keirsten Schooler rolled the high series of 631 for Fairmont.


Dayton City Championships: Miamisburg placed first overall with a record score of 140.35. Leah Myers took home second all around and Keala McCurry fourth.


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What Roy Williams said after North Carolina’s victory at Louisville

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 6:01 PM

North Carolina defeated host Louisville 93-76 on Saturday night to extend its winning streak to five.

With the victory, North Carolina improves to 21-7 overall and 10-5 in ACC play. With the defeat, Louisville drops to 18-9 overall and 8-6 in ACC play.

North Carolina hasn’t lost since a four-point defeat at Clemson on Jan. 30.

Joel Berry led North Carolina with 23 points and added eight rebounds and five assists. Luke Maye finished with a double-double (19 points, 13 rebounds) as well as four steals.

North Carolina committed just 11 turnovers and shot 44 percent from the 3-point line (12-of-27).

Here’s what North Carolina coach Roy Williams had to say after the victory:



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