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Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, August 29, 2014 8:33 PM

Associated Press


HAMPTON, Ga. — Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium — unshaven, his eyes glassy — and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of the toughest tragedies I've ever had to deal with."

This was a far cry from the brash driver known around the track as "Smoke."

Ninety minutes later, he climbed into his No. 14 car and sped toward the high-banked oval at Atlanta Motor Speedway, drawing a cheer from the crowd gathered around his garage. He quickly got up to speed, turning laps of nearly 190 mph, a racer back in his element.

Ready or not, Stewart is back on the track.

‘Cats open season with destruction of Tigers
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Friday, August 29, 2014 8:30 PM
Jefferson junior Adam Rode finds open space near the goal line versus Waynesfield-Goshen Friday night in season-opening football action. (DHI Media/Jim Metcalfe)


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WAYNESFIELD — Chris Sommers wanted to send a statement in his first game as head football coach at Jefferson.

Message sent.

The Wildcats thoroughly dominated the first half versus Waynesfield-Goshen Friday night, leading to a 55-15 bashing of the Tigers in Waynesfield.

“That’s how we wanted to come out: playing physical and playing well. You worry about first-game jitters but we didn’t show any,” Sommers noted. “We wanted to establish the run — which we did — and be effective in the passing game. Defensively, we dominated the line of scrimmage and even got a score, which is always nice for those guys. It’s a blessing to be with these guys and this coaching staff for my first win.”

Palmer opens with a 63 to lead in Boston
Written by Associated Press   
Friday, August 29, 2014 8:28 PM

Associated Press


NORTON, Mass. — Ryan Palmer has felt all year that something special was going to happen. For now, he'll take his lowest round of the season.

Palmer took only 21 putts and made birdie on half of his holes Friday on the TPC Boston, giving him an 8-under 63 and a 2-shot lead over Keegan Bradley after the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship.

"It was one of my best ones of the year, for sure," Palmer said.

Bearcats dominate Vikings in opening game, 51-0
Written by Staff Reports   
Friday, August 29, 2014 8:20 PM



SPENCERVILLE - The Spencerville Bearcats football team started the 2014 season off on the right foot by dominating the visiting Leipsic Vikings, 51-0, in non-conference action on Friday night.

Harrison helps Pirates edge Reds 2-1
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Friday, August 29, 2014 8:01 PM


Associated Press


PITTSBURGH — Edinson Volquez loves how Josh Harrison plays the game. He thinks the third baseman is the most valuable player in the National League.

Harrison hit an RBI triple and scored on Jose Tabata's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Harrison had three hits while also making a number of sparkling defensive plays. Tabata, starting in right field for the injured Travis Snider, finished with two hits in the Pirates' sixth win in eight games.