The Athens Bulldogs fell short to the Vinton County Vikings last night, 58-55. The Bulldogs struggled all night, shooting 4-of-18 from deep and the Vikings took advantage leading by seven going into the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs would put together a furious comeback and cut the lead as small as two, but would never take the lead as Alex Owings and the Vikings hit big free throws down the stretch to take home the win. The Bulldogs were led by Ibi Watson with 31 points. Athens will now host Alexander to wrap up the regular season on Friday night on 970 WATH. Our next Athens County Game of the Week features Federal Hocking at Trimble on Friday night on Power 105.
In other area boys action last night, Federal Hocking ousted Nelsonville-York, 61-47. Logan outlasted Alexander, 43-36 and Eastern knocked off Meigs, 45-31.
The Columbus Blue Jackets announced the firing of general manager Scott Howson yesterday. The Jackets are off to a 4-7-2 start, but director of hockey operations John Davidson felt Columbus needed to go in a new direction. Howson was hired in 2007 by the Blue Jackets and oversaw the Jackets best season in 08-09 in which Columbus made the playoffs. However, the Jackets held the worst record in the league last year and traded away star captain Rick Nash in the offseason. The Jackets are back in action on Friday night as they head to Los Angeles. The game can be heard on 970 WATH with pre game at 10:15 and drop of the puck at 10:30.
In NHL play yesterday, Nashville blanked San Jose, 1-0 in overtime. Philadelphia clipped Winnipeg, 3-2. Washington outlasted Florida, 6-5 in overtime. Montreal edged Tampa Bay, 4-3 in a shootout. Ottawa shutout Buffalo, 2-0. The New York Rangers ousted Boston, 4-3 in a shootout. Carolina bested New Jersey, 4-2 and Anaheim snuck past Chicago, 3-2 in a shootout.
The Cincinnati Reds agreed to an $11.5 million, two-year contract yesterday to avoid arbitration with Mat Latos. Latos went 14-4 for the Reds last year with a 3.48 ERA. The hurler will make $4.25 million this year and $7.25 million in 2014 under the contract.
In NBA action last night, Utah dominated Oklahoma City, 109-94. Memphis bested Sacramento, 108-101. Miami dominated Portland, 117-104 and Toronto clipped Denver, 109-108.
The Ohio Bobcats return to action tonight as they head to Central Michigan. The Cats and Chippewas can be heard on Power 105 tonight with pre game at 6:30 and tip off at 7.
In the NCAA Top 25 last night, #8 Michigan State knocked off #4 Michigan, 75-52 and #7 Florida handled #25 Kentucky, 69-52.
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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