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Game schedule: Week 7 high school football

Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 2:17 PM
Updated: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 2:52 PM

Centerville’s Riley Poulton (left) is greeted by J.R. Melzer after Poulton’s interception. Centerville defeated host Wayne 39-22 in a Week 6 high school football game on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF
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Centerville’s Riley Poulton (left) is greeted by J.R. Melzer after Poulton’s interception. Centerville defeated host Wayne 39-22 in a Week 6 high school football game on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF(MARC PENDLETON / STAFF)

Thursday, Oct. 5

Belmont vs. Ponitz, 7 p.m. at Welcome Stadium

Tippecanoe at Sidney, 7 p.m., ABC 22 / FOX 45, Ch. 45.2, Ch. 995 (Spectrum), mytvdayton.com, ScoresBroadcast.com

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»CENTERVILLE 6-0: Unbeaten Elks take out Wayne 39-22

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»WAYNE’S BEST: Top 7 players in Warriors history

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Friday, Oct. 5

7 p.m. unless otherwise noted

Alter vs. Cin. Purcell Marian at Fairmont, OhioSportsline.net/

Anna at St. Henry, 7:30 p.m.

Arcanum at Tri-County North, 7:30 p.m.

Badin at Carroll

Bellbrook at Franklin, CinDaySports.com

Bellefontaine at Jonathan Alder

Bethel at Covington, 7:30 p.m.

Bradford at Miami East, 7:30 p.m.

Brookville at Milton-Union

Butler at Troy, WTJN (107.1), tcrtroycommunityradio.com

Catholic Central at Greenon, WIZE-AM (1340)

Cedarville at Madison Plains

Cin. McNicholas at Fenwick

Cin. Mount Healthy at Talawanda

Cin. Northwest at Ross

Cin. Oak Hills at Fairfield

Cin. Roger Bacon at Chaminade Julienne

Cin. Sycamore at Hamilton

Col. St. Francis DeSales at Edgewood

Delphos SJ’s at Fort Recovery, 7:30 p.m.

Fairbanks at Northeastern

Fairborn at Trotwood-Madison

Fairmont at West Carrollton, WPVW-AM (1660), 1610.info

Fort Loramie at Mississinawa Valley, 7:30 p.m., wtgr.com

Goshen at Wilmington

Graham at Urbana

Greeneview at Southeastern, WBZI-FM (100.3), myclassiccountry.com

Kenton Ridge at Spg. Shawnee

Lakota East at Cin. Colerain

Lakota West at Cin. Princeton

Lebanon at Centerville

Lehman Catholic vs. Waynesfield-Goshen at Piqua

Lima Bath at St. Mary’s Memorial

Lockland at New Miami

Madison at Carlisle

Marion Local at New Bremen, 7:30 p.m.

Meadowdale vs. Dunbar at Welcome Stadium

Mechanicsburg at West Jefferson, ChampaignSportsAuthority.com

Middletown at Mason

Minster at Coldwater, 7:30 p.m.

National Trail at Ansonia, 7:30 p.m.

Northmont at Springfield

Northwestern at Indian Lake

Oakwood at Eaton

Piqua at Greenville

Preble Shawnee at Dixie

Springboro at Miamisburg

Tecumseh at Ben Logan

Thurgood Marshall at Cin. Hughes

Triad at West Liberty-Salem

Troy Christian at Jefferson

Twin Valley South at Tri-Village, 7:30 p.m.

Upper Scioto Valley at Riverside

Valley View at Monroe

Versailles at Parkway, 7:30 p.m., WTGR-FM (97.5)

Wayne at Beavercreek, HANK-FM (101.5), 1015hankfm.com/, WSWO-FM (97.3), DaytonOldies.org

Waynesville at Northridge

Western Brown at Clinton-Massie

Xenia at Stebbins

Saturday, Oct. 7

Col. Crusaders at Middletown Christian (non-varsity), 7 p.m.

Dayton Christian at Cin. Clark Montessori, 3:30 p.m.

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Jesse Winker: Reds ‘are going to ride the wave’

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 4:01 PM

Reds closer Raisel Iglesias celebrates a victory over the Cubs on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff
Reds closer Raisel Iglesias celebrates a victory over the Cubs on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. David Jablonski/Staff

Jesse Winker bounced as he rounded third base, hopping high into the air before slapping hands with third-base coach Billy Hatcher.

“I was pretty happy,” Winker said.

Winker did come back down to earth after his pinch-hit, three-run home run in the seventh inning. The Cincinnati Reds, however, continue to soar. Their 8-6 victory against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday at Great American Ball Park gave them a season-high seven victories in a row and 10 wins in their last 12 games.

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Winker’s home run came in a seven-run seventh inning as the Reds rallied from a 6-1 deficit to sweep four games from the Cubs in Cincinnati for the first time since April 1983. None of the current Reds were born when that sweep occurred. Joey Votto was born five months later.

“We were focused on today’s game,” interim manager Jim Riggleman said. “It wasn’t about a sweep. It’s about trying to just get better and better and win some ballgames. We just really have put a nice string of games together. These other games we were up and really played flawless. Today we were down and kept pushing and came back and got it.”

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While the Reds (32-45) still sit in last place in the National League Central Division, four games back of the Pittsburgh Pirates, they are making up ground fast. They trailed Pittsburgh by 9½ games on June 9. The Reds trailed first-place Milwaukee by 17½ games on June 9 and are now 13½ games back.

“We know what we can do as a team,” Winker said. “We can all play this game. It’s fun to win. But I don’t think anybody’s surprised by what we’re doing. If you look around, we’re all kind of acting pretty normal right now. It’s what we expect to do. It’s cool coming to the field expecting to win. It’s a very good feeling. Right now, we’re on a good wave, and we’re going to ride the wave.”

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The Reds completed their first perfect homestand of at least six games since May 2008. In the last seven games, Reds batters are hitting .322 with 14 home runs.

The Reds even got home runs by pitchers on consecutive days for the first time since 2006. One day after Anthony DeSclafani hit a grand slam in an 11-2 victory, Michael Lorenzen hit a solo home run with the Reds trailing 5-0 in the fifth.

“You just feel the momentum in here,” Lorenzen said. “A game like today, it just feels like we’re not meant to lose.”

Lorenzen and Winker hit pinch-hit home runs, making Riggleman look good.

“With Lorenzen, it’s a matter of not using a bench player with nobody on base,” Riggleman said. “If we had somebody on base, we would have had somebody else hitting. With Wink, he’s a great option to have off the bench. He’s done great things coming off the bench.”

NOTES: Joey Votto went 3-for-4 and drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh with a double. He raised his average to .305. … Raisel Iglesias recorded his 13th save with a perfect ninth inning. … The Reds and Cubs drew 36,818 fans on Saturday and 30,508 fans on Sunday. It’s the first time this season the Reds have topped 30,000 fans in back-to-back home games.

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NASCAR pit reporter Wendy Venturini hit by car while jogging

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 10:36 AM

NASCAR pit reporter Wendy Venturini, right, is recovering from injuries after she was hit by a car while jogging Saturday in California.
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NASCAR pit reporter Wendy Venturini, right, is recovering from injuries after she was hit by a car while jogging Saturday in California.(Rusty Jarrett/Getty Images for NASCAR)

NASCAR pit reporter Wendy Venturini suffered a skull fracture and concussion Saturday after she was hit by a car while jogging in Novato, California, according to a news release from Venturini Racing.

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Venturini, 39, was in California to cover Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 NASCAR Cup race in Sonoma. She will remain in the hospital for several days, the news release said.

“She’s completely coherent and conversational, and I have talked to her on two occasions today," said Doug Rice, president and general manager of Performance Racing Network. "They told her she would have a really good headache for a couple of days.”

Venturini's father, Bill, is a two-time Auto Racing Club of America champion who founded Venturini Motorsports in 1982, The Sporting News reported.

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Three newest members of Dayton women’s basketball team arrive on campus

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 12:09 PM

Dayton coach Shauna Green watches the team practice before the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. David Jablonski/Staff
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Dayton coach Shauna Green watches the team practice before the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. David Jablonski/Staff(Staff Writer)

The three newest members of the Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team — Ella Skeens, Amari Davidson and Kyla Whitehead — arrived on campus this weekend. The University of Dayton’s second summer session begins Monday and ends with exams Aug. 3-4.

“Very excited to finally have these three on campus!!” Dayton coach Shauna Green wrote on Twitter. “Can not wait to see what the future holds for them.”

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“Excited to have Ella, Amari and Kyla on campus!” assistant coach Calamity McEntire wrote on Twitter. “They have a sign hanging in their apartment that says, ‘Don’t wish for it, work for it.’ I loved it!!”

Here’s a quick glance at the three Dayton freshmen:

• Skeens, 5-foot-11 wing: She finished her career with 2,283 points. She’s the all-time leading scorer in the history of Chillicothe Southeastern High School, Ross Country and the Scioto Valley Conference. Skeens committed to Dayton on June 4, 2017.

• Davidson, 6-2 forward: The Avon High School graduate committed to Dayton on Aug. 17, 2017. She’ll be the third member of her family to play college basketball. Sierra Davison, a 6-0 forward, played in six games last season as a junior at Cleveland State. Shay Davidson, a 5-11 forward, played in 18 games last season as a freshman at Notre Dame College.

•  Whitehead, 6-2 forward: She helped lead Pickerington Central to the Division I state championship in March. She had nine points and five rebounds in a 49-45 victory against Solon in the title game. Whitehead committed to Dayton on Sept. 26, 2017.

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Reds set sights on moving out of NL Central basement

Published: Sunday, June 24, 2018 @ 1:05 PM

The Reds' Joey Votto and Billy Hamilton celebrate at home plate after a grand slam by Votto in the third inning against the Tigers on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Great American Ball Park.
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The Reds' Joey Votto and Billy Hamilton celebrate at home plate after a grand slam by Votto in the third inning against the Tigers on Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Great American Ball Park.(David Jablonski - Staff Writer)

About six weeks ago, Cincinnati Reds interim manager Jim Riggleman talked to his club about setting short-term goals.

“Let's go catch that fourth-place club,” Riggleman said. “Then after that, let's go get that third-place club.”

The Reds seemed destined to spend all season in the National League Central Division basement at the time, and that still seemed the case earlier this month. The Reds were 21 games under .500 on June 9.

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However, after winning nine of their last 11 games, including six in a row entering Sunday’s game against the Chicago Cubs, the Reds (31-45) have moved within five games of fourth-place Pittsburgh.

Riggleman hasn’t given any motivational speeches to get the team going. He gave those speeches more often in the first month on the job. Now he talks to the team after each game and reviews the game while looking ahead to the next one. He’s more selective about when he makes big speeches.

With the Reds playing almost every day, Riggleman can’t approach the job as a football coach would.

“It’s too much,” Riggleman said. “It’s kind of like, ‘Jim, again with the talk?' I leave them alone a little big and get their attention another time. I think a lot of people think you've got pound in every message every day. It's more subtle in baseball.”

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