>>Prep Sports Rundown
1. Kenton 317, 2. Bath 330, 3. St. Marys 337, 4. Wapakoneta 338.
Bluffton won the Northwest Conference golf tournament in an 18-hole tournament played at Colonial Golf Club. The first-place tournament finish also clinched the overall 2014 conference golf championship for the Pirates.
The Pirates had a team total 356 to defeat tournament runner-up Allen East (362) by 6 strokes.
Allen East junior, Kayne Richardson, was the tournament medalist for the second year in a row with a 79. Second place medalist honors went to sophomore Joshah Rager of Lincolnview (80). The third place medalist was Parker Frey of Allen East with an 81.
The coaches votedBrad Prater of BlufftonasCoach of the Year. SophomoreJoshah Rager of LincolnviewearnedPlayer of the Yearhonors by virtue of points earned during each regular season match.
Bath 5 Van Wert 1
Shawnee 0 Elida 0
Celina 1 St. Marys 1
Wapakoneta 7 Defiance 1
Ottawa-Glandorf 7 Kenton 1
LCC 4, TempleChristian 2
Ada 11 Calvert 2
New Knoxville 3 Lincolnview 0
Botkins 3 Spencerville 2
Shawnee 1 MillerCity 0
Lima Senior 3 Van Wert 0
Kalida 5 Kenton 0
Coldwater 4 Lincolnview 2
Botkins 4 Delphos St. John’s 0
Elida 3 Bath 2
Kenton 3 Celina 2
Lima Central Catholic 5 St. Marys 0
Bluffton 3 Celina 2
Napoleon 5 Ottawa-Glandorf 0
Wapakoneta 5 Sidney 0
Lima Central Catholic 3 Delphos Jefferson 0
Shawnee 3 Kenton 0
Van Wert 3 Elida 0
St. Marys 3 Bath 0
Celina 3 Wapakoneta 0
Ottawa-Glandorf 3 Defiance 0
Ada 3 Allen East 0
Bluffton 3 Spencerville 2
Columbus Grove 3 Paulding 0
Crestview 3 Lincolnview 1
Versailles 3 Minster 0
Coldwater 3 Marion Local 0
St. Henry 3 Delphos St. John’s 0
Parkway 3 Fort Recovery 2
New Knoxville 3 New Bremen 1
>>Travis Walton Named Coach in NBDL
(Lansing, MI) -- WILX-TV in Lansing is reporting that Lima Senior and MichiganState basketball standout Travis Walton has been named an assistant coach for the Idaho Stampede of the National Basketball Developmental League. He'll work for head coach Dean Cooper. Walton played at MSU from 2006-2009. The Stampede is an affiliate of the NBA's Utah Jazz.
>>Reds At Cardinals
(St. Louis, MO) -- The Reds begin their final road series of the season with the first of three against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Cincinnati has lost four straight to fall to 71-and-82. David Holmberg makes the start for the Reds opposite John Lackey.
>>Reds change affiliates
(Daytona Beach, FL) -– Daytona Baseball announced, Thursday, that Big Game Florida and the Cincinnati Reds have partnered on a four-year deal to make Radiology Associates Field at Jackie Robinson Ballpark the home of the Reds class A-Advanced club through at least 2018. Affiliated baseball is guaranteed in Daytona Beach through at least 2022. Big Game Florida Owner Andy Rayburn is thrilled about the opportunity to partner with the Reds.
“The Cincinnati Reds are a first-class organization and we look forward to a long relationship,” Rayburn said. “Daytona is a terrific baseball town with the greatest fans in the minors. Now, we have the excitement of a brand new relationship with a legendary and first-class partner in the Cincinnati Reds.”
Cincinnati’s Advanced-A club will make the move from the California League where it was formerly the Bakersfield Blaze from 2011-2014. Jeff Graupe, Cincinnati Reds Director of Player Development, said Daytona was on the Reds’ radar throughout the entire search process.
>>Indians Top Astros In 13
(Houston, TX) -- Mike Aviles hit a sac-fly to score the winning run in the top of the 13th inning as the Indians dropped the Astros 2-1 in Houston. Carlos Santana singled in the tying run in the ninth for Cleveland, which won the final three games of the series. The Indians are four games back of the second Wild Card spot in the American League. Kyle Crockett picked up the win. Cody Allen notched his 22nd save.
>>Indians At Twins
(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Indians open up their final road series of the season with the first of three against the Twins at Target Field. Cleveland is 79-and-63. Trevor Bauer gets the start with his 5-and-8 record. Minnesota counters with Phil Hughes.
>>Tigers and Royals
(Kansas City, MO) -- The top two teams in the AL Central begin a three-game series tonight, as the Tigers visit the Royals in Kansas City. Detroit leads Kansas City by a half game for the top spot in the AL Central. Justin Verlander takes the mound tonight against Jason Vargas, Max Scherzer and James Shields face off tomorrow afternoon and Rick Porcello and Jeremy Guthrie finish the series on Sunday.
>>Cardinals Top Brewers In 13 Innings
(St. Louis, MO) -- Tony Cruz delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the 13th to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win over the Brewers at Busch Stadium. Jon Jay and Matt Adams both added an RBI as the Cards banged out 12 hits in the victory. Shelby Miller struck out four and allowed one earned run in six frames for the no-decision. Sam Freeman logged the win in relief. St. Louis remains two-and-a-half games up on the Pirates in the NL Central. Aramis Ramirez and Scooter Gennett drove in the lone runs in the loss. Kyle Lohse pitched seven-and-a-third innings and allowed one run before Jimmy Nelson lost his eighth game of the season. The Crew sit three-and-a-half games out of a Wild Card spot.
>>Pirates Top Red Sox
(Pittsburgh, PA) -- Starling Marte was 2-for-4 with a homer as the Pirates topped the Red Sox 3-2 from PNCPark. Ike Davis also knocked in a run while Josh Harrison was 2-for-4 for Pittsburgh, which is two-and-a-half games back of St. Louis for first place in the NL Central. Gerrit Cole allowed two runs and struck out seven in seven-plus innings for his 10th win. Mark Melancon picked up his 30th save. Christian Vazquez scored twice for Boston, which could not avoid the three-game sweep. Brandon Workman allowed three runs in five innings for the loss.
>>#5 Auburn Top #20 Kansas State
(Manhattan, KS) -- Nick Marshall tossed two touchdowns to help number-five Auburn hold off 20th-ranked Kansas State 20-14 in Manhattan. Marshall ended 17-of-31 for 231 yards and an interception for the Tigers, who improved to 3-and-0. He added 46 yards on the ground while D'haquille Williams hauled in eight balls for 110 yards and a TD. Jake Waters threw for 245 yards and two picks for the Wildcats, who slipped to 2-and-1. Curry Sexton had 11 catches for 121 yards in the loss.
>>Bengals Go For 3-and-0
(Cincinnati, OH) -- The Bengals take the field Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium trying to accomplish something they haven't done since 2006. Cincinnati looks to move to 3-and-0 against the Titans. Cincinnati has wins on the road at the Ravens and at home versus the Falcons. Tennessee is 1-and-1, losing to the Cowboys in Week Two.
>>Bengals' Still Thanks Saints' Payton For Jersey Generosity
(Undated) -- Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Devon Still is thanking New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton for his generosity. The two spoke Thursday on ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" show for the first time since Payton bought 100 of Still's jerseys, of which the proceeds go to pediatric cancer. Still's four-year-old daughter has Stage 4 neuroblastoma. Payton heard about Still's story on the radio and that the Bengals were donating proceeds of his jersey sales to the cause. Payton purchased 100 of them and donated them to the Cincinnati Children's MedicalCenter.
>>Green Limited In Practice
(Cincinnati, OH) -- Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green made progress. He went a non-participant in practice on Wednesday to limited yesterday. Carlos Dunlap was also limited, while Vontaze Burfict was out. Offensive lineman Andrew Whiteworth and Mike Pollak were both full participants.
>>Ravens Face Third Straight Divisional Foe In Browns
(Cleveland, OH) -- AFC North rivals square off Sunday in Cleveland as the Baltimore Ravens battle the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Both teams are 1-and-1. After losing at Pittsburgh in Week One, the Browns slipped past the Saints at home last Sunday behind a last-second field goal from Billy Cundiff. Veteran Brian Hoyer continues to hold off rookie Johnny Manziel [[ man-ZELL ]] at quarterback.
>>Cameron And Mingo Limited In Practice
(Berea, OH) -- Browns tight end Jordan Cameron and linebacker Barkevious Mingo were both limited in practice yesterday. It's unknown what their status is for Sunday's game against the Ravens. In Baltimore, quarterback Joe Flacco was back at practice after missing Wednesday because of an illness.