Ohio high school football playoff standings: Week 8

OHSAA Football Computer Ratings – Oct. 21, 2014Division I (top 16 from both regions will qualify for the playoffs)

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Logano: No worries about retaliation from Patrick

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joey Logano said he’s made peace with Danica Patrick and isn’t worried she’ll intentionally wreck him to ruin his championship chances.Logano spun Patrick during the Oct. 11 race at Charlotte and she was given permission over her team radio to retaliate. She later remarked that wrecking Logano would have no effect on his title chances because he’d already earned a spot in the third round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championsh...

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For a young Mexican star, seeing helps him believe

By The Associated PressThe road to the PGA Tour out of Mexico was never going to be easy for Carlos Ortiz, even if it was paved with a measure of privilege.Only five Mexican-born players had ever made it to the PGA Tour. Two of them won tournaments a generation before he was born, the most recent title by Victor Delgado in 1978 at the Ed McMahon-Jaycees Quad City Open. Mexico’s golfing icon was a woman, Lorena Ochoa, who grew up at his home club in Guadalajara....

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Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys released defensive end Michael Sam from the practice squad Tuesday, another setback as the NFL’s first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.Sam spent seven weeks with the Cowboys after signing to their practice squad on Sept. 3, four days after he was among the final cuts by the St. Louis Rams at the end of the preseason.The Rams drafted the former SEC defensive p...

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‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows.Wearing a dark suit, the double-amputee athlete was subdued when Judge Thokozile Masipa announced the punishment in a Pretoria courtroom, ending a televised trial that was closely followed at home and ab...

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LeBron eyes 3rd title, 1st for Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — Four years away from home changed LeBron James. He came back more mature, more focused, more complete — in a class by himself as a player.More significantly, playing with Dwyane Wade in Miami taught him how to be a champion, and James won two titles while making four straight trips to the finals with the Heat.Now that he’s returned to his Ohio roots, he wants No. 3, the title that would top them all.Cleveland hasn’t exp...

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Maniac Monday

By Josh Brownjbrown@civitasmedia.comPIQUA — There was a perfectly reasonable explanation for the way Tippecanoe’s sectional final matchup went Monday.The dreary October fog at Wertz Stadium just lent the whole thing an eerie “Twilight Zone”-esque feel.Still, the second-seeded Red Devils (12-5-1) — who had obliterated No. 3 Indian Lake during the regular season — were able to overcome the wet conditions, the limite...

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Raising expectations

By Jim Naveaujnaveau@civitasmedia.comCOLUMBUS – The J.T. Barrett bandwagon is rolling along, but there is one important person who hasn’t purchased his ticket yet.Ohio State’s redshirt freshman quarterback was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday after throwing for 261 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 107 yards and two TDs in a 56-17 win over Rutgers.It was the second time ...

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Staying focused

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comTROY — By Saturday morning — less than 24 hours after it had celebrated its first win of the season — it was back to business for the Troy football team.“The kids are focused on the task at hand,” Troy coach Scot Brewer said. “That’s just the way it is with these kids. They were happy to get the win, but they know we still have two more games to play. We are going to prepare the same ...

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The home stretch

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — As the playoff picture begins to come into focus for Miami County football teams, one thing is certain — Troy will not be a part of it.Not that anyone could tell Friday night.Troy picked up its first win of the season in Week 7, turning in a dominating defensive performance in a 27-0 victory over Sidney. The win set off a raucous celebration on the Troy sidelines.While he was h...

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Troy grad Yenney closing in on end of her career

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comLOUISVILLE, Ky. — Erin Yenney is preparing for the stretch run of her college soccer career.Yenney — a record-setting soccer player at Troy High School — currently is a senior on the University of Louisville women’s soccer team. Yenney has started all 15 of the Cardinals’ matches this season. She is second on the team in shots on goal (11) and has recorded one goal and one assist this season....

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