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Kil-Kare to induct 13 into Hall

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XENIA — Kil-Kare Raceway will host its annual Old Timers Night tonight. The event will feature the fourth annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony, honoring many individuals who have played an important part in the history of the Greene County oval.Thirteen drivers will be inducted. Bill Lawhorn, of Phillipsburg, competed in the first race, on the track built by the Marshall brothers of Alpha, in 1951. The Stacy brothers, Dave and Mike, who launched their racing careers at Kil-Kare will be inducted, along with husband-wife pair Earl and Frances Jenkins.Frances was the first and only figure-8 female driver to capture a championship in that division, and Earl was a long-time competitor.

 

Sara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at US Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Errani wagged her finger and cupped her hand to her ear for the U.S. Open fans who tried to will Venus Williams to victory.Two points from defeat, the diminutive Italian rallied to force a third-set tiebreaker and outlasted Williams in a match that was both lopsided and tight.Errani won 6-0, 0-6, 7-6 (5) in the third round Friday after Williams had a chance to serve out the match in the final set.Williams twice came back from down a ...

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Fairborn loses lightning-delayed opener

By Scott Halaszshalasz@civitasmedia.comNEW CARLISLE — Turnovers proved to be the Fairborn Skyhawks’ demise in a 6-0 season-opening loss to Tecumseh on Friday.In a game delayed more than an hour due to lightning, a bad snap on a fourth-down play in the second quarter led to a one-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown and the only points scored at a soggy Spitzer Stadium.

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‘Bama opens vs West Virginia with QB questions

ATLANTA (AP) — Time to get some answers about Alabama’s quarterback competition.Florida State transfer Jake Coker and fifth-year senior Blake Sims have been vying for the top job throughout preseason practice and coach Nick Saban says they have been running neck-and-neck. The second-ranked Crimson Tide’s opener against West Virginia at the Georgia Dome on Saturday is probably another audition for both.

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No. 16 Clemson, QB seek to keep offense humming

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and offensive coordinator Chad Morris have repeatedly said that the 16th-ranked Tigers’ attack would not slow down even with new faces in control.The first chance to prove that comes Saturday at No. 12 Georgia.Morris has spent a lot time since finishing a second straight 11-2 season pounding his new guys about how few believe they can achieve without record-setting quarterback Tajh Boyd and receiver Sammy Watkin...

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Stewart says Ward’s death will affect him forever

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Unshaven and with a quivering voice, NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will “affect my life forever” as he returned to the track Friday for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint race in New York three weeks ago.Stewart read from a statement that, his team said, he wrote himself. He spoke just under 2 1/2 minutes, pausing several times to compose himself. He took no question...

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No. 5 Ohio State launches season against Navy

BALTIMORE (AP) — Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo found the routine of watching film of fifth-ranked Ohio State to be cause for consternation as Saturday’s season opener drew closer.“It seems like every time I turn on the tape that team gets better,” Niumatalolo said. “Ohio State has always gotten great players, but Coach (Urban) Meyer has taken their recruiting to another level since he got there. There are phenomenal athletes at every position on the ...

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Norman set for World ChampionshipsEDMONTON, Alberta, Canada — After a series of flight delays, Xenia Christian junior Grace Norman arrived Friday morning for the International Triathlon Union World Championships.After a two-hour delay in leaving Dayton, Norman missed her connecting flight out of Chicago, had to re-direct to Ottawa (which is in the opposite direction of where she needed to go), then after a nearly 9-hour delay there, caught a flight...

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Turnovers hurt Golden Eagles in season openerBy Zach Gregoryzgregory@civitasmedia.comBELLBROOK — That wasn’t the way Bellbrook wanted to start things off.In a night that started off promising, just about everything went wrong - not the least of which was Bellbrook’s ball protection. The Golden Eagles struggled to maintain good field position and wound up losing to the visiting Miamisburg Vikings Friday night, 38-10.̶...

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Xenia quick as … um…lightningXENIA 50, BEAVERCREEK 7BEAVERCREEK — Xenia head coach Bob DeLong said his team would show lots of speed, and he surely wasn’t lying.According to the Greater Western Ohio Conference website’s statistics, Xenia amassed 430 yards in total offense fo rhte game.The Buccaneers led 35-7 over Beavercreek on the Beavers’ Frank Zink Field when play was stopped a...

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Patriots win for new coach Ben RulliCARROLL 35, MEADOWDALE 0DAYTON — The Carroll Patriots and new head coach Ben Rulli opened the 2014 season with a 35-0 victory over the Meadowdale Lions. Carroll used a strong running game led by two rushing touchdowns by Marcus LaJeunesse and two rushing TD’s by Joel Teleha, while the stingy Patriot defense limited the Lions to 125 total yards.Carroll’s offense rushed for m...

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Madison Plains rallies past Cedarville

By Chris MilesCivitas MediaLONDON — Sporting brand new uniforms, the Madison-Plains football team looked the part of winners in its season-opening tilt with visiting Cedarville.But the Golden Eagles had to take care of business on the field in order to be winners when the final horn sounded.A second-half rally helped erase a double-digit second-half deficit and allowed Plains to pull out a thrilling 21-18 victory.An 11-yard Travis C...

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