Griffith throws a no-hitter, leads Clay past Eastern PDT Sports Report
In a game that took two days to complete, Clay defeated Eastern Pike 7-0 Monday.
Autumn Griffith pitched a no-hitter in the contest, which began Friday. Griffith (15-8) struck out six batters, walking four, in the no-hit bid.
The winning pitcher also helped her cause at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a home run to lead off the fifth inning, two runs batted in and a run scored.
The Panthers improved their season record...
Walks end Notre Dame’s season in district finals Cody Leist
PDT Sports Writer
CHILLICOTHE—Whiteoak’s best offense didn’t come off the bats Monday.
Instead, the No. 1 Wildcats made most of their damage on free passes off Notre Dame pitching in a Division IV Southeast District Championship at VA Memorial Stadium. The Titans’ season came to a close in an 11-0 loss in five innings thanks to eight walks issued and three hit batters by the Notre Dame combination of Michael Mader, Adam Coope...
Settlers of Schultz Creek Valley G. SAM PIATT
PDT Outdoor Columnist
Ohio is not known as a state with many fishing lakes, yet if you check out a 32-year-old state-produced publication labeled “Ohio Fishing Maps,” you’ll see 70 lakes listed for use of the public.
These include Jackson City Reservoir and Jackson Lake.
Jackson Lake is one of the more famous among fishermen. It covers 242 acres and is located just west of Oak Hill in Scioto County. It’s best known for cr...
I feel cranky Dudley Wooten
PDT Outdoor Columnist
You know, I’ve often said that my articles are always written to be positive and good news. They’re meant to be informative and possibly humorous. That’s why they keep me back near the funny pages. This thinking also keeps me off the front page, because that seems to be too much about negativity and bad, depressing news.
As you’ve read, I’m a hunter, and my son Jon runs triathlon, marathon, and Iron M...
Wheelersburg moves past Minford 8-1 PDT Sports Report Top-seeded Wheelersburg used a seven-run second inning to defeat Minford 8-1 and advance in the Division III Sectional Tournament. Zach Brown hit a three-run home run in the second to lead the Pirates offensively. Brown finished the game going 1-for-3 with the aforementioned home run and he had three runs batted in to lead the club. Wheelersburg awaits the winner of No. 4 Albany Alexander and No. 5 Stewart Federal Hocking...
PRP racing season opens PRP Press Release
Portsmouth Raceway Park opened up its 2013 season Saturday, May 11, with the annual PRP Kickoff Classic featuring Giovanni’s Late Models, R & W Rental Supply Modifieds, O’Reily Limited Lates as well as M & M Inflatables.
Jackie Boggs, of Grayson Ky., captured the Late Model feature. Adam Jordan of South Webster won the Modified A-Main. Robbie Lewis, of Tollesboro Ky., claimed top honors in the Limited Lates and Brett Car...
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New Boston Youth Soccer Registration Children, ages 3-14, may register to play in the New Boston Youth Soccer Association Saturday, May 18 from noon to 2 p.m. at the New Boston Little League Park. There will be an additional registration on Saturday, June 1 from noon to 2 p.m. Fees are $30 for the first child, $50 for the second child ...
2013 Kentucky Warriors Football Schedule May 18 2013 Kentucky Warriors Football Schedule May 18, 7 p.m., River City Raiders (Away) June 1, 7 p.m., Clermont Grizzlies (Home) June 8, 7 p.m., Southern Ohio Spartans (Home) June 15, 7 p.m., Ohio Xtreme (Home) June 22, 7 p.m., Cincinnati Hawks (Home) June 29, TBA, Tri-State Sharks (Away) July 13, 7 p.m., Kentucky Bulldogs (Away) July 20, 7 p.m., River City Raiders (Home) July 27, TBA, Clermont Grizzlies (Away) Aug 3, TBA, Southern Oh...
West falls to Zane Trace in Sectional Championship PDT Sports Report
Softball Sectional Championship Chillicothe No. 4 Zane Trace 3, No.5 West 1 McKenzie Whittaker and Allie Hoggard were lone bright spots for West as they fall to Zane Trace 3-1. Whittaker went 1-for-3 with a double and run scored. Hoggard finished the game going 1-for-2 with the only run batted in for the Senators.
West loses for starters to graduation: Hoggard, Abby Welch, Kayla Webb and Tara Journey.
Cody’s Corner: Latest OHSAA vote tells interesting story Cody Leist
PDT Sports Writer
With the recent results of the latest OHSAA statewide balloting, the state of high school athletics are now at a peculiar crossroads.
The 327-308 defeat of the Association’s latest attempts to bring competitive balance to tournament sports shows progress is being made but there are still hiccups in the system. One could point out the release of the Education Management Information System (EMIS) numbers for e...
Slone’s Sidelines: Stop the boredom Chris Slone
PDT Sports Editor
As I stated in a previous column, I enjoy racing. I’ve watched NASCAR religiously over the years. So, when I begin turn races off early because of boredom, you know there is something wrong.
I’m not necessarily talking about Sprint Cup racing, which has its own problems. But that argument will be made on another day.
I’m focusing on the Nationwide series right now. It has become predictable and boring. Th...
Third time isn’t a charm in OHSAA competitive balance Cody Leist
PDT Sports Writer
For the third time in as many years, Ohio High School Athletic Association member schools voted against the organization’s attempts to reform competitive balance.
The latest proposal by the OHSAA, which would add multipliers to rosters of volleyball, soccer, football, basketball, softball and baseball for participants who live outside of a school district’s geographical boundary, failed by a 51.5 percent vot...
Falcons claim regular season championship Chris Slone
PDT Sports Editor
Minford defeated Oak Hill 10-2 Wednesday to claim its first SOC II regular season championship since 1996.
Junior sensation Kelsey Conkey led the Falcons’ attack at the plate and on the mound. Conkey went 2-for-4 with a run batted in to close out her season. On the mound, Conkey improved her record to 16-5 while striking out 14 Oaks batters and allowing one hit.
Oak Hill led through five innings before Mi...
Notre Dame beats Waverly 4-2 in a makeup contest PDT Sports Report Thursday Results Softball Notre Dame 4, Waverly 2 Samantha Marting hit a two-run home run in the third inning to lead Notre Dame past Waverly 4-2 Thursday. Marting finished the game going 1-for-3 with the aforementioned home run, she had two runs batted in and scored two runs. The game was a makeup contest. Notre Dame — 103 000 0 — 4 7 1 Waverly — 100 100 0 — 2 7 0 Notre Dame — Stevenson 2-4 (2 R), Phillips 1-3 ...
No. 8 Minford sets date with top-ranked Pirates PDT Sports Report
No. 8 Minford defeated No. 9 Chesapeake 11-4 in the first round of the Division III Sectional Tournament behind the offensive outburst of Shawn Mersiel and Eli Duduit. Mersiel finished the game going 4-for-4 with three runs scored and Duduit went 2-for-4 with four runs batted in to pace the Falcons. Minford visits top-ranked Wheelersburg Saturday.
Chesapeake — 012 100 0 — 4 6 3
Minford — 440 300 x — 11 11 4