Sports Today: Reds lose, Dragons clinch, Arroyo’s future and Ohio State recruiting

Published: Monday, June 19, 2017 @ 10:19 AM

CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 2:  Bronson Arroyo #61 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Great American Ball Park on June 2, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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CINCINNATI, OH - JUNE 2: Bronson Arroyo #61 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches in the second inning against the Atlanta Braves at Great American Ball Park on June 2, 2017 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)(Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Reds nearly didn’t lose their ninth game in a row. Then they did

That is about as creative as I can be about this losing streak that now spans more than a week. Consecutive lost weekends with five winless weekdays in between. 

Yeah…. 

RELATED: Reds’ losing streak reaches nine games

Bronson Arroyo took his second loss of the losing streak yesterday, and it sounds like it might be the last one of his career

Arroyo has already allowed 23 home runs, halfway to his career high. Statistically he has been the worst starter in the major leagues this season, although before getting pounded by the pitiful Padres seven days ago he had put together three straight decent-to-good starts. 

Yesterday he allowed five runs in only three innings, and any thoughts that this might be one of those famous bad stretches Arroyo used to endure even in his heyday seemed to be erased by his postgame comments. 

WATCH: Bronson Arroyo talks about shoulder pain(David Jablonski - Staff Writer)

RELATED: Arroyo’s career might be over after latest start

When a guy sounds like he doesn’t believe in his arm anymore, it’s tough to see it as anything other than over. 

Self confidence can be an athlete’s most important tool at times, especially one who has endured as many ups and downs as Arroyo has through the years. 

He almost always seemed to find a way to come out on top during his first eight years with the Reds, but time remains undefeated. 

Renaissance Reds: Looking back at those who keyed Cincinnati’s most recent successful era

On the bright side, the bats might be waking up again. 

The pitching staff has put up some big clunkers in the last nine games, but there were a pair of games in San Diego in which they allowed four and three runs. 

Previously slumping Billy Hamilton was 3 for 5 yesterday with two runs scored and an RBI. 

He was 2 for 5 on Saturday and also scored a run in that game. 

And, yes, I’m going to keep pounding that drum about being in the race this year because it’s still June and also this: 

As far as I can tell, the NL Central is up for grabs until the Chicago Cubs wake up. They have a lot of talent already, and they have the assets to add other things they might need, so the odds they eventually run away from everyone else are in their favor. 

But you never know… 

Also it looks like there’s not much point in tanking the rest of the season because they might not be able to get much in a July selloff anyway. 

ESPN’s Buster Olney reports the Reds will probably have a hard time flipping Zack Cozart for a premium prospect because no contenders need a shortstop. 

(They get draft compensation if he leaves as a free agent, but at this point re-signing him might make the most sense if he wants to stay and be a leader on a young and potentially up and coming team. Though they have been stockpiling shortstops it seems, and moving him could allow them to play Jose Perza and Scooter Gennett every day.) 

Olney also notes multiple deserving Reds are likely to be left of the NL All-Star roster because of the long standing every-team-must-be-represented/participation trophy rule requiring every team to be represented. 

Good times… 

In happier news, the Dayton Dragons will be playing in the postseason no matter how the second half goes. 

They clinched a playoff spot Friday night when South Bend lost

Inside the locker room on a big night for the Dragons in Ft. Wayne

Lots of fun times at Fifth Third Field so far this summer with hopefully more to come. 

Maybe even a Hunter Greene sighting? Time will tell. 

One guy who won’t be around any longer: T.J. Friedl. 

The all-star outfielder was promoted to advanced Single-A Daytona on Saturday… 

In non-baseball news, Ohio State hosted numerous big-time high school football players on campus over the weekend, including Wayne receiver L’Christian “Blue” Smith. 

Is he the next Warrior to become a Buckeye? 

Sorta sounds like it: 

“You’ll have to find out when I commit, man,” Smith said told Land of 10. “I can’t even explain it. Anybody that hasn’t been here, if you come up here, you’ll understand why it’s the place to be. Go to a football game. Trust me. It’s the place to be.”

If he signs with Ohio State, Smith would be the seventh Wayne player to do so since 2000. 

John Hollins and Will Allen started the trend in 2000 with Marcus Freeman signing in ’04, Donnie Evege in ’07, Braxton Miller in ’11 and Robert Landers in ’15. 

Every Ohio State football roster since the turn of the century has included at least one Wayne grad. Impressive. 

Related: Kentucky claims another local recruit while Akron invading for basketball?

You can find more about what happened at the camp in Columbus via Land of 10, including how quarterback Emory Jones looked and what is next for the Buckeyes in terms of recruiting linebackers. 

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

Contact the Cox Media Group Ohio (Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News) with scores and results as soon as possible after varsity high school athletic contests by email only at sports@coxohio.com. Please include any details from your contest that you would like published along with a contact name and phone number. All printed results will be final scores only.

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

DaytonDailyNews.com/sports/

SpringfieldNewsSun.com/s/sports/

Journal-News.com/sports/

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

Contact the Cox Media Group Ohio (Dayton Daily News, Springfield News-Sun and Journal-News) with scores and results as soon as possible after varsity high school athletic contests by email only at sports@coxohio.com. Please include any details from your contest that you would like published along with a contact name and phone number. All printed results will be final scores only.

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

DaytonDailyNews.com/sports/

SpringfieldNewsSun.com/s/sports/

Journal-News.com/sports/

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, 2018 NFL Draft order (01/20/2018)

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 2:30 AM

NFL Draft 2018 mock drafts are updated. The NFL Playoffs play conference championships on Sunday. Find 2018 NFL mock drafts below.

Much of the narrative around the 2018 NFL Draft is focused at quarterback. Mock drafts from Sports Illustrated and CBS Sports both have quarterbacks littering the top 10.

Here is a collection of 2018 NFL mock drafts from around the internet, plus Land of 10’s own projection.

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players

Land of 10 predictions

1 Cleveland Browns Sam Darnold USC QB
2 New York Giants Connor Williams Texas OT
3 Indianapolis Colts Saquon Barkley Penn State RB
4 Cleveland Browns Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame G
5 Denver Broncos Baker Mayfield Oklahoma QB
6 New York Jets Josh Rosen UCLA QB
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bradley Chubb NC State DL
8 Chicago Bears Courtland Sutton SMU WR
9 San Francisco 49ers Derwin James Florida State DB
10 Oakland Raiders Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama DB
11 Miami Dolphins Roquan Smith Georgia LB
12 Cincinnati Bengals Quenton Nelson Notre Dame G
13 Washington Redskins Calvin Ridley Alabama WR
14 Green Bay Packers Joshua Jackson Iowa DB
15 Arizona Cardinals Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State QB
16 Baltimore Ravens Denzel Ward Ohio State DB
17 Los Angeles Chargers Orlando Brown Oklahoma OL
18 Seattle Seahawks James Washington Oklahoma State WR
19 Dallas Cowboys Christian Kirk Texas A&M WR
20 Detroit Lions Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Oklahoma LB
21 Buffalo Bills Josh Allen Wyoming QB
22 Buffalo Bills Arden Key LSU DL
23 Los Angeles Rams Rashaan Evans Alabama LB
24 Carolina Panthers Maurice Hurst Michigan DL
25 Tennessee Titans Sam Hubbard Ohio State DL
26 Atlanta Falcons Vita Vea Washington DL
27 New Orleans Saints Marcus Davenport UTSA DL
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Malik Jefferson Texas LB
29 Jacksonville Jaguars Harold Landry Boston College LB
30 Philadelphia Eagles Tremaine Edwards Virginia Tech LB
31 Minnesota Vikings Billy Price Ohio State OL
32 New England Patriots Derrius Guice LSU RB

NFL mock draft 2018: ESPN projections by Mel Kiper

1 Cleveland Browns Josh Allen Wyoming QB
2 New York Giants Josh Rosen UCLA QB
3 Indianapolis Colts Bradley Chubb NC State DE
4 Cleveland Browns Saquon Barkley Penn State RB
5 Denver Broncos Sam Darnold USC QB
6 New York Jets Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama CB
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quenton Nelson Notre Dame G
8 Chicago Bears Calvin Ridley Alabama WR
9 San Francisco 49ers Denzel Ward Ohio State CB
10 Oakland Raiders Roquan Smith Georgia LB
11 Miami Dolphins Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame OT
12 Cincinnati Bengals Tremaine Edmunds Virginia Tech LB
13 Washington Redskins Baker Mayfield Oklahoma QB
14 Green Bay Packers Marcus Davenport USA DE
15 Arizona Cardinals Josh Jackson Iowa CB
16 Baltimore Ravens Brian O’Neill Pittsburgh OT
17 Los Angeles Chargers Da’Ron Payne Alabama DT
18 Seattle Seahawks Derwin James Florida State S
19 Dallas Cowboys Vita Vea Washington DT
20 Detroit Lions Sam Hubbard Ohio State DE
21 Buffalo Bills Mike Hughes UCF CB
22 Buffalo Bills Maurice Hurst Michigan DT
23 Los Angeles Rams Carlton Davis Auburn CB
24 Carolina Panthers Billy Price Ohio State C/G
25 Tennessee Titans Harold Landry Boston College OLB
26 Atlanta Falcons Christian Kirk Texas A&M WR
27 New Orleans Saints Courtland Suttin SMU WR DL
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Rashaan Evans Alabama ILB
29 Jacksonville Jaguars Mark Andrews Oklahoma TE
30 Philadelphia Eagles Kolton Miller UCLA OT
31 Minnesota Vikings Connor Williams Texas OT
32 New England Patriots Rasheem Green USC DE

NFL mock draft 2018: Top players, projection for first round

CBS Sports projection

1 Cleveland Browns Sam Darnold USC QB
2 New York Giants Josh Rosen UCLA QB
3 Indianapolis Colts Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama DB
4 Cleveland Browns (from Texans) Saquon Barkley Penn State RB
5 Denver Broncos Baker Mayfield Oklahoma QB
6 New York Jets Connor Williams Texas OT
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bradley Chubb NC State DE
8 Chicago Bears Courtland Sutton SMU WR
9 San Francisco 49ers Quenton Nelson Notre Dame G
10 Oakland Raiders Roquan Smith Georgia LB
11 Miami Dolphins Derwin James Florida State S
12 Cincinnati Bengals Orlando Brown Oklahoma OT
13 Washington Redskins Josh Allen Wyoming QB
14 Green Bay Packers Calvin Ridley Alabama WR
15 Arizona Cardinals Lamar Jackson Louisville QB
16 Baltimore Ravens Derrius Guice LSU RB
17 Los Angeles Chargers Vita Vea Washington DT
18 Seattle Seahawks Marcus Davenport UTSA DL
19 Dallas Cowboys James Washington Oklahoma State WR
20 Detroit Lions Maurice Hurst Michigan DT
21 Buffalo Bills Mason Rudolph Oklahoma State QB
22 Buffalo Bills (from Chiefs) Harrison Phillips Stanford DL
23 Los Angeles Rams Joshua Jackson Iowa CB
24 Carolina Panthers Anthony Miller Memphis WR
25 Tennessee Titans Taven Bryan Florida DT
26 Atlanta Falcons Da’Ron Payne Alabama DT
27 New Orleans Saints Tremaine Edwards Virginia Tech LB
28 Pittsburgh Steelers Malik Jefferson Texas LB
29 Jacksonville Jaguars Mark Andrews Oklahoma TE
30 Philadelphia Eagles Denzel Ward Ohio State CB
31 New England Patriots Ogbonnia Okoronkwo Oklahoma LB
32 Minnesota Vikings Chukwuma Okorafor Western Michigan OT

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections for 2018 NFL Draft

Sports Illustrated’s NFL executive-vetted projection

1 Sam Darnold USC QB
2 Saquon Barkley Penn State RB
3 Josh Rosen UCLA QB
4 Bradley Chubb NC State DE
5 Minkah Fitzpatrick Alabama CB
6 Quenton Nelson Notre Dame G
7 Mike McGlinchey Notre Dame OT
8 Connor Williams Texas OT
9 Denzel Ward Ohio State CB
10 Josh Allen Wyoming QB
11 Derwin James Florida State S
12 Da’Ron Payne Alabama DT
13 Courtland Sutton SMU WR
14 Harold Landry Boston College DE
15 Roquan Smith Georgia LB
16 Calvin Ridley Alabama WR
17 Christian Wilkins Clemson DT
18 Tarvarus McFadden Florida State CB
19 Orlando Brown Oklahoma OT
20 Clelin Ferrell Clemson DE/LB
21 Austin Bryant Clemson DE/LB
22 Christian Kirk Texas A&M WR
23 Sam Hubbard Ohio State DE/LB
24 Arden Key LSU DE
25 Chukwuma Okorafor Western Michigan OT
26 Dre’Mont Jones Ohio State DT
27 Baker Mayfield Oklahoma QB
28 Derrius Guice LSU RB
29 Isaiah Oliver Colorado CB
30 Rashaan Evans Alabama LB
31 Damien Harris Alabama RB
32 James Washington Oklahoma State WR

2018 NFL Draft: First round order

Pick Nos. 1 through 20 are set now that the regular season is finished.

1. Cleveland Browns

2. New York Giants

3. Indianapolis Colts

4. Cleveland Browns

5. Denver Broncos

6. New York Jets

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8. Chicago Bears

9. San Francisco 49ers OR Oakland Raiders (coin flip)

11. Miami Dolphins

12. Cincinnati Bengals

13. Washington Redskins

14. Green Bay Packers

15. Arizona Cardinals

16. Baltimore Ravens

17. Los Angeles Chargers

18. Seattle Seahawks

19. Dallas Cowboys

20. Detroit Lions

21. Buffalo Bills

22. Buffalo Bills (from Chiefs)

23. Los Angeles Rams

24. Carolina Panthers

25. Tennessee Titans

26. Atlanta Falcons

27. New Orleans Saints

28. Pittsburgh Steelers

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Kentucky basketball: What John Calipari said after Kentucky’s loss to Florida

Published: Saturday, January 20, 2018 @ 6:34 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky fell to Florida 66-64 Saturday night at Rupp Arena, and the first question John Calipari fielded after the game was about a controversial no-call that left Wildcats fans furious.

Here’s everything Calipari said after the game.

Q. Did you think PJ Washington was fouled on the final play?

COACH CALIPARI: Let me — I’ve been asked some dumb questions in my life — I don’t mean to embarrass you, but everybody saw it.

Let me say this, and start by saying this: We’re going to be fine now. What I saw today that, is one of the best offensive teams in the country. We held them to 33 percent and 20 percent from the three-point line. We didn’t come up with some loose balls. We didn’t understand the importance of it. We had some freshman mistakes, up three and throw the ball out-of-bounds; what in the world are you thinking? A blocked shot, a kid doesn’t have a shot, he ball fakes and shoots an air — what? Whoa. Those, I can cure those.

The ability to pass the ball to one another, the ability to really scramble defensively and do some good things against, we’re going to be fine, whew. I was worried after South Carolina now. I’m not worried after this. We’ll be fine. I was worried after Vanderbilt to be honest with you, and we won that game. They do this and they stay this course and this is who we are, we’ll be fine.

Q. How would you evaluate the toughness generally across the team today?
COACH CALIPARI: We’re just, you’re talking 18- and 19-year-olds and there were balls we didn’t come up with. There were plays that we should have grabbed. There were offensive rebounds we accepted being blocked out.

In other words, the shot goes up and the guy blocks — goes to block, you don’t stand there. You work to get even with him and if it bounces this way, you get it and if it bounces the other way, he gets it. It’s a 50/50. If you stay behind him, it’s a zero. We stayed behind most of the game. We’ve been working on it, but it’s hard for these kids.

But proud of them. They gave themselves a chance to win. We got down eight. We started the half and it was like, oh, my gosh, what didn’t you understand?

But you know, I don’t want to get frustrated with the guys because they are trying. I’ve got great kids. The good news right now, I’ve got a full roster. So if you are really not giving it this game, I can play somebody else. So there’s not arguments on the bench, no back and forth. You don’t have to. Out next.

We had a full roster. Quade doesn’t shoot the ball first game back. If he makes a couple threes, the game’s different. But you know what, first game back, what do you expect? I thought Jarrod did some good stuff but he got winded again. But like I said, this is very, very much encouraging, and we went one out of 11 attempts to end a half. Think about that. And we still had a chance. It’s because we guarded and we did some good stuff.

Again, we out-rebound them. You know, we’re okay. We’re okay. We’re not, you know, we’ve got a ways to go, but 16 turnovers, some of them unforced. Like, wait a minute. And that’s a young team.

Q. How much of you feeling okay after this loss has to do with Nick Richards and just these last couple games?
COACH CALIPARI: He’s getting better. He’s getting better. You know, Sacha did some good things, too. They both did. We did enough, we had stretches, three-, four-minute stretches, where either we couldn’t score, and then we had the zone, which I wanted to throw it out and they get four offensive rebounds. They miss the shots now, and they get four offensive rebounds and they make two threes, have to call a time-out and now you’re down eight.

Come out of a time-out, go to throw it to a post and I think the kid walked and now I think we’re up against it. But they didn’t give up. They kept playing.

You know, that’s a veteran team, and we had our chances. Had our chances. But I’m saying this: I’m good. I know there’s some people out there that will be panicked and all this. Be panicked. I’m glad I’m not sitting with you because I am fine.

Do we have a ways to go? Yeah, I’ve got to clean up some stuff. But if they don’t share the ball; if they don’t play with the spirit to try to win games, all that other stuff doesn’t matter. They shared the ball today. They defended pretty well. We defended well enough to win this game. That’s what’s kind of disappointing.

And if I’m Mike, I’m happy as heck. My team shot 33 percent and 20 from the three and we won, on the road in Lexington. And you say, boy, they must have turned it over a bunch or you must have got a bunch of free balls. Yeah. Yeah.

Had a couple plays down the stretch, you know, and again, I haven’t watched the tape but Quade drove and got knocked, I don’t know if that was a foul or not but we’ll see. But at the end of the day, we had our chances, and I love the fact that we fought.

Q. Are you worried necessarily about the 3-point shooting from your team the last couple of games?
COACH CALIPARI: Quade being out has affected us. Kevin Knox hasn’t been shooting the ball particularly well. I would have liked us to have made six, two more, but when you look at it, where was my man — Quade was 0-for-4. You’re hoping he’s a 2-for-4 and all of a sudden you’ve made six, seven, and that’s pretty good. That’s enough for us. We make seven, six, that’s good, we’re fine.

Because we’re such a long, active team, a team that can score around the goal; if you can’t score around the goal, you’re going to have to make threes. We can score around the goal and if we make threes, we’re a pretty hard team to beat but we’re injured. Kevin, there’s some in, out shots he missed. The one he made, he banked.

Q. How susceptible are young guys to maybe overreacting to adversity, a couple of losses?
COACH CALIPARI: I thought they did good today. I thought they were great. They tried to stay the course. You know, this is heady stuff for them. But they were terrific today.

Q. When you’re building a team of freshmen every year, you always say you can’t skip steps. With someone like Jarrod, do you try to compress the schedule?
COACH CALIPARI: It’s hard, where do you want me to go — and I need his energy and his rebounding and his toughness and his ability to pass balls. I need him out there for that.

But we just, he scrimmaged like two times with us, so now we play again Tuesday. So what do we do tomorrow, and we’re off Wednesday, and then we practice Thursday, fry Friday, play Saturday. It’s hard to get him acclimated. So what we end up doing is saying when he’s in, we’re only going to run these three for four things, and then we try to figure out what they should be. Right now, I still don’t know what they should be.

Q. It seems like there’s stretches in a game where they know what they want to do offensively, your team, and then there’s those stretches, almost right after that, where they seem confused. Do you see the same think?
COACH CALIPARI: No, I don’t see confusion. I see somebody trying to get their own, and now it leads to a turnover or a missed play. When we move that ball, and we drive and find people, we’re really good.

But you have to trust your teammates are going to pass it just like you. If you don’t think they are passing it, when you get it, you’re not passing it. There was a play late, Wenyen had it and could have thrown it right to Quade in the corner and he wanted to do something else. Just bang, bang and let the kid try to make that three. Those kind of plays.

There were some swings of the ball where we stop and we walk because instead of catching it and going, or catching it and getting rid of it, or, ready for, this catch it and shoot it, we’re catching it and hold; we are ball stoppers. That’s when you’re not trusting each other.

Watch: John Calipari’s press conference after Kentucky’s loss to Florida

WATCH: John Calipari after Kentucky's loss to Florida

Posted by Kentucky Wildcats – SEC Country on Saturday, January 20, 2018