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Metcalfe's Musings — Williams a lesson for us all
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, August 13, 2014 7:40 PM )

By JIM METCALFE

DHI Media Sports Editor

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Sometimes, events happen outside the sports world that just give us pause.

The suicide of Robin Williams has seemed to be on everyone’s mind — in every sphere, from Hollywood, politics, sports, you name it.

How many of us … er … young pups remember him as the hilarious Mork from Ork from “Happy Days” and “Mork and Mindy?”

He has fleshed out his abilities as the years have gone by and become much more than a comedian, never forgetting about the men and women in the Armed Forces putting their lives on the line every day.

The legendary funnyman has been battling what he called his personal demons of depression and addiction for years and, unfortunately, they finally won.

Who in the sports world can’t relate after the well-publicized suicides of the likes of Junior Seau, Dave Duerson, etc.?

On the outside, these men and women seemed to have it made, that they have everything put together in their lives.

Who doesn’t dream about having fortune, fame, honors, celebrity and all the trappings of said celebrity?

For example, I didn’t know that my close friend, lifelong buddy and mentor Woody Paige — OK, just close friend! — my favorite pundit on the “Around the Horn” show on ESPN, especially because he writes those hilarious witticisms on the board behind him, admitted on Tuesday’s show that he had battled depression for years.

 
Saturday Athletic Roundup
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Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:30 PM )

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Big Green opens with shutout

OTTOVILLE — The Ottoville boys soccer crew opened the 2014 season at home Saturday with a 6-0 shutout of Spencerville.

Joel Beining and Brendan Siefker each had two goals, while Drew Williams and Jared Fanning had one each.

Ottoville (1-0-0) outshot the Bearcats (0-1-1) 26-1.

 

 
Buescher hangs on to win Nationwide at Mid-Ohio
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:00 PM

Associated Press

 

LEXINGTON — As the laps dwindled, Chris Buescher's anxiety rose.

The 21-year-old rookie was leading the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course — gunning for his first victory — but was running out of fuel.

"I was really focusing on taking deep breaths at that point," Buescher recalled about the final laps before he hung on to capture the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 on Saturday for his first victory. "I found myself on every straightaway just telling myself to relax a little bit."

 
Manziel says he's not ready for opener — yet
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, August 16, 2014 8:00 PM

By TOM WITHERS

Associated Press

 

BEREA — Johnny Manziel, so full of swagger and cool, understands his limitations. He's only a rookie.

And as the celebrity quarterback prepares for Cleveland's exhibition on Monday night in Washington, a game that could decide whether he or Brian Hoyer starts the season opener at Pittsburgh on Sept. 7, Manziel acknowledged he's still got a lot to learn.

"I don't think I'm ready for Pittsburgh right now," he said.

 
Jefferson opens the Sommers’ era with successful tuneup
Written by Jim Metcalfe   
Friday, August 15, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Friday, August 15, 2014 7:54 PM )

By JIM METCALFE

DHI Media Sports Editor

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DELPHOS — One coach was very pleased after his team’s first live-action intersquad football scrimmage.

The other was displeased on his unit’s second scrimmage.

Jefferson began the Chris Sommers’ tenure by besting Bath two scores to one on a brilliant but cool Friday night at Stadium Park.

 

 
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