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High School Golf Schedules
Written by Staff Reports   
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 8:00 PM



Date Opponent Site Time

Aug. 8 Celina Invitational Away 8:30 a.m.

Aug. 11 Lancer Invitational Home 9 a.m.

Aug. 13 Shawnee/Wayne Tr. Away 10 a.m.

Aug. 14 Defiance Invitational Away 8:30 a.m.

Aug. 21 Coldwater Away 4 p.m.

Aug. 26 Parkway/Allen East Home 4 p.m.

Aug. 28 St. Henry Away 4 p.m.

Sep. 3 Wapakoneta Away 4 p.m.

Sep. 8 Minster/AE Home 4 p.m.

Sep. 9 Ada Away 4 p.m.

Sep. 11 Paulding/AE Home 4 p.m.

Sep. 15 Marion Local/AE Home 4 p.m.

Sep. 16 Parkway Away 4:30 p.m.

New head man has Beavers raring for 2014
Written by Bill Hanefeld   
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 8:00 PM



BLUFFTON — Three straight wins to end the year and a new leader, head coach Denny Dorrel, have the Bluffton University football team excited to hit the gridiron in a few short weeks.

A stunning 24-17 victory over a Franklin team that went 31-1 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference the past four years followed by a fourth consecutive win over rival Defiance College capped off a 15-day stretch that saw the Beavers go from 1-6 to 4-6.

With Coach Dorrel set to make his first impression at Bluffton, the Beavers will be all systems go when they kick off 2014 against Ohio Wesleyan in Salzman Stadium Sept. 6.

With over 70 returners set to descend on Bluffton in mid-August, Coach Dorrel will have an experienced group when he makes his first appearance as head coach. A defensive line that showed flashes of brilliance a season ago and a group of offensive skill position players with the ability to stress their opponents give Bluffton a solid foundation as the Beavers embark on the Coach Dorrel era. A fast-paced approach on both sides of the ball will give the Bluffton fans in Salzman Stadium much to cheer about as the Beavers utilize their speed and athleticism in 2014.

Back for his final season under center after a shoulder injury ended his 2013 campaign prematurely is fifth-year senior Nick Sheehan (Monroeville, Ind./Heritage). A leader both on the field and in the weight room, Sheehan completed 99-of-178 passing attempts with 13 touchdowns and just three interceptions in five starts a year ago. He threw for 1,182 yards despite missing the second half of his junior season. Providing the senior captain with a formidable challenge under center is none other than his sophomore brother, Conner Sheehan (Monroeville, Ind./Heritage). As a freshman, the younger Sheehan guided the ship when Nick’s season ended. He completed 90-of-175 passes for 1,158 yards with 10 scores while leading Bluffton to three straight wins at the end of the 2013 season.

Headlining the talented receiving corps is fellow senior Donovan Brown (Cincinnati/Purcell Marian) who established a new school record with 10 touchdown receptions, including the game-winning grab with just 35 seconds left in Bluffton’s win over Franklin last season. Brown hauled in 44 catches for a team-best 676 yards, the seventh-highest single-season total in school history.

Fowler playing week before majors and liking it
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rickie Fowler first began working with Butch Harmon last year at the British Open, not knowing whether it would take two months or two years to see some results. The turnaround was quicker than he imagined.

Despite a rugged start to the season, Fowler has really stood out in the majors. He is the only player with top-5 finishes in each of them this year.

"Butch has been a big influence this year ... with what we've done with the golf swing to make it more efficient and more repetitive and a little less dependent on timing," Fowler said.

That wasn't the only change he made this year.

Cozart, Negron HRs back Latos, Reds over Indians
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014 8:00 PM


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CINCINNATI — Mat Latos pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and chipped in with a hit as the Cincinnati Reds opened a 7-game homestand with an 8-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night.

Zack Cozart hit a 3-run homer off the left-field foul pole and Kristopher Negron added a 2-run shot as the Reds won for the third time in four games.

Latos (4-3), making his 10th start since opening the season on the disabled list and being activated on June 14, allowed just one runner past second base before Yan Gomes led off Cleveland's 3-run eighth with his 16th homer.

MLB Scores, Schedule
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, August 06, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

National League

Tuesday's Results

Cincinnati 9, Cleveland 2

Philadelphia 2, Houston 1, 15 innings

Miami 6, Pittsburgh 3

N.Y. Mets 6, Washington 1

Minnesota 3, San Diego 1

Milwaukee 4, San Francisco 3

St. Louis 3, Boston 2

Chicago Cubs 6, Colorado 5, 12 innings

Kansas City 12, Arizona 2

Seattle 4, Atlanta 2

L.A. Dodgers 5, L.A. Angels 4