The OHSAA released their weekly computer playoff rankings yesterday, just days before the final games of the regular season. In Division 3, Region 12, Athens is fourth with an 8-1 record and if the season ended today, the Bulldogs would host Gallia Academy in the first round. In Division 5, Region 19, Nelsonville-York is 8th and if the season were to end today, the Buckeyes would head to Lucasville Valley in the first round. Also in Division 5, Region 19, Federal Hocking is 14th and the Lancers need a win on Friday over Trimble to keep their hopes alive and Alexander is 16th. In Division 6, Region 23, Trimble is fourth after nine weeks, just ahead of Colonel Crawford. With one week remaining in the season, Friday night represents to many teams in the area a final chance at a trip to the playoffs. On 970 WATH, it’s Athens at Nelsonville-York and on Power 105 it’s Federal Hocking at Trimble.
The Ohio State Buckeyes scheduled a big name for their 2020 and 2021 schedules yesterday. The Buckeyes added Oregon to the non-conference slate. Ohio State will head to Eugene in 2020, before returning to Ohio Stadium in 2021 to host the Ducks. Ohio State battles Penn State on Saturday at 5:30. Also, remember the Ohio Bobcats take on Miami on Saturday. The game can be heard on Power 105 with pregame at 2 with the Bobcat Insider and kickoff at 3:30.
The Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Indiana Pacers yesterday in preseason action, 100-82. The Cavs were led offensively by Kyrie Irving, who scored 20 points. Irving was joined by Alonzo Gee with 19 and Tyler Zeller with 13 points. Cleveland shot just 37% from the field as the Cavs fell to 3-4 on the preseason. With the start of the season less than a week away, Cleveland will now prepare for the opener on Tuesday against Washington at 7.
In other NBA preseason action, Miami bested Charlotte, 98-92 and Chicago topped Oklahoma City, 94-89.
In MLB news, the Miami Marlins fired manager Ozzie Guillen yesterday. Guillen was fired after only one year with the team, but the management was upset with the losing combined with some ill-advised remarks. The Marlins finished last in the NL East with a 69-93 record after some high hopes in the preseason.
The NHL and it’s Players’ Association are nowhere closer to making any kind of agreement as the two sides cannot even agree to meet. The Players’ Association claims that they have invited the NHL back to the bargaining table as long as there are no strings attached. After a conference call on Tuesday, the players’ offered to meet with the league today or any day in the near future, but the league responded saying that the players made it clear they had little interest in the proposal the league made last Tuesday and said the players had no interest in a new deal. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman set this Thursday as a deadline to gain enough traction on a new CBA to have a full 82-game season starting on November 2nd.
On your radio dial tonight, it’s the Sports Fan presented by J&K Contracting. That’s on 970 WATH and it’s from 6:06 to 7.
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