Football state photo gallery: Marion Local second in all-time championships

Published: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 @ 10:26 PM

Marion Local celebrates the D-VI state football championship, a 34-11 defeat of Kirtland at Canton on Sat., Dec. 2, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Marion Local is No. 2 and closing.

The Flyers (15-0) won their 10th overall state football championship this past Saturday, defeating Kirtland 34-11 for the Division VI title at the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Stark County. That breaks and tie with Cincinnati Moeller and elevates Marion Local to No. 2 for most all-time state football championships.

Just ahead of Marion Local is No. 1 Cleveland St. Ignatius, which has 11 titles but the last in 2011.

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Marion Local has won all 10 of its titles since 2000 and all with coach Tim Goodwin in place. The Flyers also have played for seven straight state championships, winning all but one.

“It’s a lot of things,” Goodwin said following the win. “When you get it rolling like we have, it’s talent in the right spots. You have coaches who have worked together for a decade. The parents and everyone knows what the expectations are. The players buy in and work extremely hard pretty much year around in the weight room. When it’s their turn, they’re ready to go. It’s all those factors.”

The game drew 8,062 spectators. Here’s a photo gallery of the Flyers’ latest state title effort:

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Flyers RB Nolan Habodasz scored on a 1-yard run. Marion Local defeated Kirtland 34-11 to win a D-VI high school football state title at Canton on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

HS Scores 1/2o: Tecumseh’s Thomas nets 28; Ponitz bests Yellow Springs

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 11:44 PM

PREP RESULTS

Boys Basketball

Friday’s Results

Anna 74, Houston 34

Ansonia 52, National Trail 48: Sink (A) 22; Harrison (NT) 21.

Beavercreek 43, Miamisburg 39: Saylor, Johnson (B) 10; Hartman (M) 14.

Belmont 59, Stivers 52: Ellis (S) 25; Moore (B) 12.

Bethel 62, Miami East 49: Rutledge (ME) 17; South (B) 21.

Butler 70, West Carrollton 52: Justice (B) 17.

Centerville 51, Lebanon 29: Shelton (C) 13; Lamb (L) 11.

Cin. Christian 51, Norwood 48: Miarke (N) 16; Rogers (CC) 13.

Dayton Christian 60, Legacy Christian 45: Welker (DC) 21; Burke (LC) 16.

Delphos SJ’s 53, Coldwater 50, OT: Frilling (C) 17.

Dunbar 60, Meadowdale 48

Edgewood 47, Harrison 32: Gabbard (E) 14; Kinnett (H) 10.

Fairlawn 51, Covington 43

Fenwick 61, Badin 56, OT: Luers (F) 23; DeCello (B) 13.

Fort Loramie 77, Botkins 37: Smock (B) 9; Berning (FL) 18.

Franklin 65, Waynesville 60

Franklin Monroe 77, Bradford 43

Graham 45, Tecumseh 40

Greeneview 39, Fairbanks 38: Caudill (G) 15; Nicol (F) 11.

Greenon 61, Mechanicsburg 44: Anderson (G) 19; Taylor (M) 17.

Indian Lake 62, Benjamin Logan 58

Jonathan Alder 59, Kenton Ridge 51: Santa-Emma (JA) 18; Cosby (KR) 17.

Lakota East 58, Lakota West 48: Cox (LE) 17; McCorkle, Wagner (LW) 15.

Lehman Catholic 75, Hardin Northern 26

Little Miami 64, Talawanda 60: Whitacre (LM) 20; James (T) 25.

Madison 57, Milton-Union 30: Whisman (M) 20; Morris (MU) 12.

Marion Local 54, Parkway 39

Mason 63, Fairfield 57: Pedelty, Knue (M) 16; Spaulding (F) 13.

McNicholas 62, Chaminade Julienne 48: Reidy (M) 26.

Middletown Christian 72, Yellow Springs 52

Minster 48, New Bremen 43: Barnhorst (NB) 15; Ketner (M) 10.

Mississinawa Valley 51, Arcanum 42: Bowman (MV) 21; Gray (A) 18.

New Miami 73, MVCA 60: Robinette (NM) 23; Lunsby (MVCA) 20.

Northeastern 53, Madison-Plains 48

Northmont 78, Piqua 71, OT: Perkins (N) 25; Tucker (P) 30.

Oak Hills 60, Hamilton 56: Howard (H) 20; Deifel (OH) 20.

Oakwood 67, Brookville 57: Turner (B) 16.

Ponitz 72, Thurgood Marshall 68: Bailey (P) 26.

Preble Shawnee 70, Carlisle 50: Moore (PS) 21; Flor (C) 26.

Purcell Marian 50, Alter 36: Bazelak (A) 12; Taylor (PM) 9.

Ross 62, Mount Healthy 55: Lanier (MH) 14; Angel (R) 27.

Russia 46, Jackson Center 44

Sidney 65, Fairborn 44: Gordon (S) 20; Monroe (F) 18.

Spg. Shawnee 48, Bellefontaine 44

Springfield 81, Fairmont 65: Taylor (S) 17; Morgan (F) 15.

St. Henry 69, New Knoxville 37: Tinnerman (NK) 12; Luttmer (SH) 19.

St. Marys 55, Kenton 47

Stebbins 66, Tippecanoe 51: Mpanzu (S) 27; Smith (T) 11.

Temple Christian 60, Riverside 49

Tri-County North 62, Tri-Village 50: McCullough (TCN) 25; Buckley (TV) 15.

Triad 76, Cedarville 61: Bradley (C) 29; LeVan (T) 34.

Troy Christian 78, Jefferson Township 18

Twin Valley South 70, Newton 64: Jackson (N) 17; Lovely (TVS) 24.

Urbana 71, Northwestern 51

Valley View 76, Bellbrook 59: Herman (VV) 38; Campbell (B) 16.

Versailles 73, Fort Recovery 46: J. Ahrens (V) 38; Jutte (FR) 19.

Wayne 81, Springboro 53: Quisenberry (W) 22; Moser, Yates, Powell (S) 10.

West Liberty-Salem 62, Southeastern 38: Markin (WLS) 15; Flannery (S) 12.

West Jefferson 57, Catholic Central 44

Xenia 92, Greenville 76: Walker (G) 26; Curtis (X) 34.

Saturday’s Results

Anna 71, Miami East 23: Doseck (A) 21; Hahn (ME) 7.

Ben Logan 51, Fairbanks 46

Cincinnati Christian 42, Taylor 33: Martin (CC) 15; Haussler (T) 12.

Clinton Massie 62, Waynesville 53: Myers (CM) 17.

Fenwick 49, Alter 44: Luers (F) 24; Bazelak (A) 20.

Fort Loramie 52, Minster 51: Braun (FL) 23; Schulze (M) 15.

Fort Recovery 47, Arcanum 30: Jutte, Braun (FR) 15; Gray (A) 10.

Ponitz 106, Yellow Springs 69: Bailey (P) 27.

Sidney 69, Lehman Catholic 44: Rogers (S) 19; Bunker, Rodgers (LC) 12.

Spg. Shawnee 56, Stebbins 45: Van Velzor (Sp) 26; Boles (St) 15.

St. Henry 60, Ansonia 40: Niekamp, Luttmer, Link (SH) 11; Muir (A) 13.

Stivers 68, Bowling Green 66, 2OT: Spear (S) 29.

Tippecanoe 66, Bellbrook 58: Crouch (B) 20.

Tri County North 50, Preble Shawnee 49: McCullough (TCN) 17.

Trotwood 76, Northmont 73: Belyeu (T) 30; Perkins, Linson (N) 16.

Urbana 51, Tecumseh 34

Valley View 51, Springboro 49: Erbaugh, Herman (VV) 15; Arrington (S) 14.

West Liberty-Salem 75, Madison Plains 52: Loffing (WLS) 26; Wittman (MP) 23.

Girls Basketball

Saturday’s Results

Arcanum 56, Dixie 30: O’Daniel (A) 16; Ruppert (D) 18.

Bellbrook 55, Centerville 54: Hofacker (B) 17; Velasco (C) 10.

Bethel 58, Dayton Christian 50: Reittinger (B) 16.

Butler 77, Xenia 29: Knight (B) 20.

Carlisle 52, Milton-Union 49: Harris (C) 19l Dickison (MU) 16.

Carroll 48, Roger Bacon 38: Keller (C) 16.

Chaminade Julienne 66, Badin 52: Jones (CJ) 17; Broermann (B) 20.

Cincinnati Christian 69, New Miami 13: Bush (CC) 18; Scalf (NM) 7.

Covington 61, Newton 37: Whiteman (C) 28; McBride (N) 11.

Dunbar 51, Thurgood Marshall 37: Cole (D) 18; Scales, Dunson (TM) 10.

Eaton 51, Brookville 22: Mowen (E) 15; Pistone (B) 9.

Edgewood 29, Ross 19

Fairbanks 56, Triad 42: Stidham (F) 23; LeVan (T) 11.

Fairborn 40, Piqua 32

Fairmont 61, Lakota East 43

Fort Loramie 67, Fairlawn 21: Hoelscher (FL) 12.

Franklin Monroe 47, St. Henry 38: Cable (FM) 17; Buschur (SH) 13.

Greeneview 62, Southeastern 33: Fife (G) 23; Flores (S) 11.

Greenon 63, Catholic Central 45: Henry (G) 20; Peterson (CC) 24.

Kenton Ridge 68, Jonathan Alder 64: Morris (KR) 24; Davis (JA) 18.

Lakota West 71, Oak Hills 32: Ballew (LW) 17; Listerman (OH) 11.

Lehman Catholic 68, Mississinawa Valley 25: McFarland (LC) 17; Stachler (MV) 10.

McNicholas 50, Alter 38

Miamisburg 46, Greenville 42: Carter (M) 15.

Middletown 59, Hamilton 48: Burks (M) 22; Riggins (H) 22.

Middletown Christian 61, East Dayton Christian 50: Wolfenbarger (MC) 11.

Minster 55, Ottoville 54: Prenger (M) 22.

Monroe 51, Franklin 41: Sloneker, Wells-Daniels (M) 10; Ferrell (F) 25.

Purcell Marian 59, Fenwick 37

Springboro 53, Lebanon 46: Diehl (S) 21; Folley (L) 15.

Springfield 84, Mifflin 49: Perdue (S) 28; Mullins (M) 18.

Spg. Shawnee 73, Indian Lake 20

Stebbins 48, Sidney 38: Lingg (St) 20.

Stivers 37, Meadowdale 13: Randolph (S) 13; Bradfield (M) 4.

Talawanda 60, Harrison 54: Brown (T) 27; Wilkins (H) 26.

Tecumseh 66, Bellefontaine 14: Thomas (T) 28; Stolly (B) 7.

Tippecanoe 60, Trotwood 45: Mader, Frederick (Ti) 18.

Troy 56, West Carrollton 27: Holycross (T) 13; Champaco (WC) 15.

Troy Christian 64, Northridge 18

Urbana 51, Graham 38: Lyons (U) 18; Nash (G) 10.

Valley View 64, Oakwood 54: Stidham (VV) 30; Hapgood (O) 22.

Versailles 65, Celina 23: McEldowney (V) 27; Kingshirk (C) 7.

Waynesville 54, Preble Shawnee 45: Murray (W) 22; Woodard (PS) 14.

West Jefferson 54, Northeastern 41: McClish (WJ) 14; Suchland (N) 24.

Wrestling

Saturday’s Results

Graham 28, St. Edward 27

Comet Classic

at Central Crossing

1. Butler 269.0, 2. Woodridge 230.0, 3. Versailles 182.0, 4. Hilliard Darby 150.0, 5. Logan Elm 133.5, 6. Tecumseh 121.0, 7. Twinsburg 119.0, 8. Central Crossing 115.0, 9. Pickerington Central 112.0, 10. Grove City 111.0, 11. Logan 104.5, 12. Hayes 99.0, 13. West 81.0, 14. Mifflin 62.5, 15. Xenia 60.0, 16. Whetstone 37.0, 17. Walnut Ridge 9.0.

HIT Classic

at Hamilton Township

1. Hilliard Davidson 223.0, 2. Warren 174.5, 3. Dublin Scioto 166.5, 4. Reynoldsburg 136.5, 5. Hartley 126.5, 6. Clinton-Massie 109.5, 7. Northwestern 101.5, 8. Chillicothe 80.0, 9. West Carrollton 77.0, 10. St. Charles 75.0, 11. Waynesdale 62.5, 11. Westland 62.5, 13. Hamilton Township 52.5, 14. Wellston 45.0, 15. McNicholas 41.0, 16. Kilbourne 32.0, 17. East Knox 15.5, 18. Millersport 12.0, 19. Boone County 10.0, 20. Paint Valley 4.0.

Golden Panthers Tournament

at Ponitz

1. Monroe 340.0, 2. Ponitz 224.0, 3. Taylor 195.0, 4. Trotwood 117.0, 5. Withrow 95.0, 6. Stivers 69.0, 7. Meadowdale 67.0, 8. Hughes 53.0, 9. Belmont 27.0, 10. Dunbar 12.0.

Sycamore Invitational

at Sycamore

1. Sycamore 162.5, 2. Blanchester 159.5, 3. Kings 114.0, 4. Anderson 111.0, 5. Oak Hills 106.0, 6. Colerain 101.0, 7. Dixie Heights 87.0, 8. Reading 85.5, 9. Cooper 81.0, 9. Mount Healthy 81.0, 11. Wyoming 69.0, 12. Tippecanoe 64.0, 13. Holes 62.0, 13. Hamilton 56.0, 13. Madeira 56.0, 15. East Clinton 47.0, 16. Cin. Country Day 30.0, 17. MVCA 27.0, 18. Purcell 12.0, 19. Mariemont 3.0, 19. North College Hill 3.0.

Swimming

Saturday’s Results

Bellbrook Invitational

at Bellbrook

Combined Team Scores

1. Bellbrook 243, 2. Badin 195, 3. Alter 180, 4. Oakwood 166, 5. Versailles 122, 6. Ross 70, 7. Wilmington 65, 8. Dayton Christian 46, 9. West Clermont 10, 10. Loveland 5, 11. Miami Valley 4, 12. Piqua 1.

REPORTING RESULTS

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HS Results 1/20: Trotwood boys knock off Northmont

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 11:42 PM

The Trotwood boys basketball team routed GWOC foe Northmont, 76-73.

Myles Belyeu led all scorers with 30 points in the win.

Amari Davis tacked on 16 points and Justin Stephens 13.

Jabari Perkins and Jamaal Linson each chipped in 16 points for Northmont in the losing effort.

Ryan Foy added on 11.

The win moves Trotwood to 7-0 in conference and 10-3 overall.

Northmont drops to 1-5 in conference and 4-8 on the season.

Boys Basketball

Sidney 69, Lehman Catholic 44: Devan Rogers netted a double double, earning 19 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Logan Bunker and Preston Rodgers each tacked on 12 points in the loss.

Tippecanoe 66, Bellbrook 58: Donnie Crouch put up 20 points in the loss.

Spg. Shawnee 56, Stebbins 45: Camden Van Velzor sunk four from the three point line to lead all scorers with 26 points. Damiene Boles countered with one 3-pointer of his own and 17 points for Stebbins.

Clinton Massie 62, Waynesville 53: Thomas Myers had 17 points in the win.

Valley View 51, Springboro 49: Clayton Erbaugh and Ben Herman each shot for 15 points in the Valley View victory. Thomas Arrington countered with 14 points in the loss.

Fenwick 49, Alter 44: David Luers amassed 24 points in the Fenwick win, while C.J. Napier tacked on 20. Connor Bazelak had 20 points for Alter.

Ponitz 106, Yellow Springs 69: Demonte Bailey recorded his second consecutive double double with 27 points and 11 rebounds for Ponitz. Jaren Smith chipped in 22 points, 5 assists and four steals.

Stivers 68, Bowling Green 66, 2OT: Doug Spear led all scorers with 29 points, seven assists and six steals in the win. Da’juan Allen hit the winning basket with one second left in the second overtime period.

Cincinnati Christian 42, Taylor 33: Cole Martin shot for 15 points in the CC win.

West Liberty-Salem 75, Madison Plains 52: James Loffing notched 26 points to lead WLS. Max Eggleston tacked on 20.

Anna 71, Miami East 23: Griffin Doseck put up 21 points in the Anna victory. Dylan Hahn had seven in the losing effort.

Tri County North 50, Preble Shawnee 49: Dillon McCullough led with 17 points in the win.

Fort Loramie 52, Minster 51: Dillon Braun netted 23 points to lead all scorers in the win. Jarod Schulze had 15 for Minster in the losing effort.

Fort Recovery 47, Arcanum 30: Peyton Jutte and Ryan Braun recorded 15 points each in the win. Carter Gray tacked on 10 points to his season total for Arcanum.

St. Henry 60, Ansonia 40: Zach Niekamp, Ryan Luttmer and Parker Link combined for over half of St. Henry’s points in the win, chipping in 11 each. Hunter Muir netted 13 to lead Ansonia.

Girls Basketball

Butler 77, Xenia 29: Willow Knight netted 20 points in the win over Xenia.

Miamisburg 46, Greenville 42: Abby Cater led the scoring with 15 points for ‘Burg. Alex Sperry chipped in 11 and Kirah Pringle nine.

Springboro 53, Lebanon 46: Jordan Diehl sunk 21 points for Springboro. Kendall Folley dropped 15 for Lebanon.

Springfield 84, Mifflin 49: Mickayla Purdue added 28 points to her season total, tacking on 11 assists and 10 streaks. Caralyssa Byrd had 20 points and eight steals in the Africentric Nubian Classic win.

Stebbins 48, Sidney 38: Stebbins’ Kennedie Lingg recorded 20 points, five steals and three assists in the win.

Tippecanoe 60, Trotwood 45: Allison Mader and Maddie Fredereck each netted 18 points for Tipp.

Talawanda 60, Harrison 54: Talawanda’s Addie Brown scored a season high 27 points, 18 of which came from the three point line. Kyra Koontz tacked on her second double double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Greenon 63, Catholic Central 45: Lydia Henry tallied 20 points in the Greenon victory. Abbigail Peterson countered with 24 in the loss.

Kenton Ridge 68, Jonathan Alder 64: Mikala Morris notched her 1,000th career rebound in the win over JA, putting up 24 points in the process.

Tecumseh 66, Bellefontaine 14: Corrine Thomas notched a triple double with 28 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists in the Tecumseh victory. Aubrey Stoll put up half of Bellefontaine’s points in the loss with seven.

Urbana 51, Graham 38: Alaina Lyons netted 18 points for Urbana and Marissa Horn tacked on 12 points and seven rebounds. Katelyn Nash recorded 10 points in the loss.

Bellbrook 55, Centerville 54: Cassidy Hofacker scored 17 points in the Bellbrook victory. Amy Velasco put up 10 in the loss.

Carlisle 52, Milton-Union 49: Christa Harris’ 19 points led all scorers in the win. Kristen Dickison had 16 points and four assists for MU.

Eaton 51, Brookville 22: Becca Mowen netted 15 points to lead all scorers in the Eaton win. Katlin Pistone shot for nine in the losing effort.

Monroe 51, Franklin 41: Sophie Sloneker and Olivia Wells-Daniels each chipped in 10 points in the Monroe victory. Layne Ferrell added 25 points to her season total in the loss.

Valley View 64, Oakwood 54: Valley View’s Hunter Stidham scored 30 points to lead in the win. Lauren Hapgood put up 22 for Oakwood.

Waynesville 54, Preble Shawnee 45: Rachel Murray tacked on 22 points to her season total in the win. Brenna Woodard recorded 14 for Preble.

Dunbar 51, Thurgood Marshall 37: Aria Cole netted 18 points and five steals, while Monet Allen tacked on a double double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Amari Scales and Taylor Dunson co-led with 10 points each in the loss.

Stivers 37, Meadowdale 13: Maya Randolph tallied 13 points in the Stivers win. Ilea Bradfield had four in the loss.

Carroll 48, Roger Bacon 38: Julia Keller put up 16 points for Carroll.

Chaminade Julienne 66, Badin 52: Dallas Jones added 17 points to her season total to help snap Badin’s seven game win streak. Emma Broermann’s double double with 20 points and 12 rebounds came in the loss.

Fairbanks 56, Triad 42: Cati LeVan shot for 11 points in the loss.

Greeneview 62, Southeastern 33: Frankie Fife recorded 23 points to lead all scorers in the win. Leslie Flores amassed 11 in the losing effort.

West Jefferson 54, Northeastern 41: Hayley Suchland tallied 24 points in the loss.

Cincinnati Christian 69, New Miami 13: Briahana Bush tallied 18 points in the win over New Miami. Arielle Scalf recorded over half of NM’s points, putting up seven.

Middletown Christian 61, East Dayton Christian 50: Jordan Wolfenbarger led with 11 points in the MC win.

Arcanum 56, Dixie 30: Kayla O’Daniel netted 16 points in the Arcanum win. Mckinlee Ruppert led all scorers with 18 in the losing effort.

Bethel 58, Dayton Christian 50: Olivia Reittinger earned 16 points in the Bethel victory.

Covington 61, Newton 37: Samantha Whiteman continued her streak of leading Covington with 28 points in the winning effort. Tatum McBride shot for 11 for Newton.

Franklin Monroe 47, St. Henry 38: Audrey Cable shot for one from the three point line, putting up 17 points in the FM win. Alyssa Buschur countered with 13 for St. Henry.

Minster 55, Ottoville 54: Courtney Prenger scored 22 points in the winning effort.

Versailles 65, Celina 23: Kami McEldowney recorded 27 points in the Versailles victory.

Fort Loramie 67, Fairlawn 21: Kenzie Hoelscher scored 12 points in the FL win.

Lehman Catholic 68, Mississinawa Valley 25: Lauren McFarland tallied 17 points to lead in the win. Taylor Stachler had 10 for MV in the loss.

Wrestling

Comet Classic: Butler took home first place overall, while Versailles took home third. Tecumseh finished sixth and Xenia 15th.

HIT Classic: Northwestern finished seventh overall out of 20 teams with 101.5 points. West Carrollton came in with 77.0.

Golden Panthers Tournament: Monroe and Ponitz finished in first and second respectively, with Trotwood taking fourth. Travis Travis won at 138 for Ponitz and De’Angelo Edwards at 145.

Sycamore Invitational: Caleb Blake placed second at 145 for Tippecanoe. Tipp finished 12th overall as a team with 64.0 points.

Swimming

Bellbrook Invitational: Bellbrook finished first overall in combined scoring and girls scoring, while Badin took home first for boys. Bellbrook’s Cody Bybee won both the boys 50 and 100 yard freestyle.

Gymnastics

Elk Invitational: Miamisburg took home first place with a season high score of 137.675. Leah Myers took home 4th place on vault, 3rd on bars , 1st on floor and 2nd overall.

REPORTING RESULTS

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A daily roundup of high school results will be posted on each paper’s website at:

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Vikings seek trademark for 'Minneapolis Miracle’ nickname

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 12:33 PM

Stefonr DIggs' electrifying touchdown last weekend is becoming profitable for the player and for the Minnesota Vikings.
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Stefonr DIggs' electrifying touchdown last weekend is becoming profitable for the player and for the Minnesota Vikings.(Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Vikings are the owners of a remarkable victory in last weekend’s NFL divisional playoffs. Now, the team wants to own the nicknames that have been attached to it.

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Stefon Diggs’ stunning 61-yard touchdown catch and run on the final play of the game gave the Vikings a 29-24 victory against New Orleans, giving birth to the nicknames “Minneapolis Miracle” or “Minnesota Miracle.” Monday, the Vikings filed for three trademarks for “Minneapolis Miracle” and one for “Minnesota Miracle,” according to filings published Friday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

The Vikings want to own the rights to the nickname on more than 100 items, including cell phone straps, football helmets, charge cards, computer game software, DVDs, compact discs and videotapes, according to the filings.

Already, the team is selling a T-shirt with the slogan, “Minneapolis Miracle 1-14-18,” ESPN reported. Diggs began selling shirts licensed by the NFL Players Association with his image and the words “Minneapolis Miracle,” on Wednesday and already has sold more than 1,000 of them online, ESPN reported.

It’s not the first sports nickname that has had a trademark application. For example, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Franco Harris trademarked the phrase “Franco’s Immaculate Reception,” after his last-second catch-and-run for a touchdown off a deflected pass that gave Pittsburgh a 13-7 victory against Oakland in the 1972 playoffs.

Riles & Co., the corporate entity of former NBA basketball coach Pat Riley, trademarked the phrase “Three-Peat” in 1989.

The Vikings play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in the NFC Championship game.

No respect? NFL Facebook Super Bowl promo ignores Jaguars, Eagles

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 5:23 AM

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is hoping to reach the Super Bowl for the eighth time.
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is hoping to reach the Super Bowl for the eighth time.(Elsa/Getty Images)

The Jacksonville Jaguars have complained this season about not receiving any respect. They reached the AFC playoffs but were written off as losers, but Jacksonville defeated Buffalo and then stunned Pittsburgh during the first two rounds of the postseason.

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The Jaguars are decided underdogs against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in Sunday’s AFC Championship game, which is not surprising. But the Jaguars believe they have a chance to win, even if it appears like the NFL does not share that sentiment.

The NFL’s official Facebook page began touting Super Bowl LII, which will be held Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, with a teaser noting that “your team is headed to Super Bowl LII.” The promo was adorned with photos of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum, with no mention of the Jaguars or the Philadelphia Eagles, who are the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

Well, the NFL had to pick someone, and Brady, who has played in seven Super Bowls already, is a natural candidate.

It makes for great bulletin board material for the Jaguars and Eagles. Whether that translates into victories on Sunday remains to be seen.