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C6 | JOURNAL-NEWS | FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 COMPLETE. IN-DEPTH. DEPENDABLE. Become a Weather Sponsor today! Prominentl­y promote your business to thousands of readers in this space. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are now available. Call today before they’re gone! Contact Lisa Scherbauer at 937.610.7416 or Lisa.Scherbauer@coxinc.com. UDFLYERS Top-50 recruit putsDayton in his final four Nevada Wolf Pack in Reno, Nev. Ten teams fromeach conference will insteadpla­y each other in the 2021-22 season. “The NCAA’s revised college basketball start date that delays the beginning of the 2020-21 season until Nov. 25 creates a strain on programs as they attempttoa­djust their non-conference schedules,” the A-10 announced. “Both conference­s have numerous teams participat­ing in Ian Schieffeli­n, a 6-8 senior forward fromGrayso­n High School in Loganville, Ga., picked Clemson over Dayton, VirginiaTe­ch, Richmond and Appalachia­n State on Monday. Holmes averaged 23.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.8 blocks and 3.1 assists as a junior and was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Arizona. Dayton filled one scholarshi­p in the 2021 class with the commitment ofMalachi Smith in August. Assuming it doesn’t fill the one open scholarshi­p in the 2020-21 season, it has four open for the 2021-22 season. to Rivals.com. Holmes thanked Dayton Flyers head coach Anthony Grant and assistant coach Ricardo Greer for the opportunit­y when he announced the offer in June. Holmes attended Millennium High School in Goodyear, Ariz., his first three years. He announced inMay he would transfer to Montverde Academy, which is located near Orlando, Fla., for his final year. multi-team events that are nowresched­uling dates and locations based on the new NCAA season start date.” T h e c o n f e r e n c e s announced the scheduling partnershi­p on Dec. 20, 2018. It remains a two-year agreement with an option to extend the deal for two more seasons. ByDavidJab­lonski StaffWrite­r DaRonHolme­s, a top-50 recruit in the class of 2021, listed theDaytonF­lyers among his final four college choicesWed­nesday. Arizona, California­andMarquet­te are also in the running forHolmes, a6-foot-8forward. Hereceived­ascholarsh­ipoffer from Dayton in June. He’s a four-star prospectwh­o ranks 36th in the2021 class, according DAYTON— Scheduling news: The Atlantic 10 Conference and Mountain West Conference announced the postponeme­nt of their challenge series on Monday. It would have included a game Dec. 6 between Dayton and the Contact this reporter at 937-244-7400oremai­l david.jablonski@coxinc.com. More recruiting news: Prepfootba­ll season. Ross hopes to keep its current win streak going this week — with a chance to secure a winning record for theseconds­traightyea­r, even though this year’s standings will have an asterisk because of the schedule being shortenedt­osixgames. Theteam’s 8-3 record last season was another progressio­n after a .500 finishin 2018, which followed a one-win campaign. They haven’t experience­d a winning season since 2013. “I don’t know if ( the opening loss to Badin) was a ‘wake-up call,’ but we’ve playedwell­sincethen,” Commins said. “They’ve continued to roll on as well, so it might just be the case we played a better team that night, butwemoved on and responded well.” Ross is led by a threeheade­d monster in the running game with senior Jackson Gifford (565 yards rushing, 11 touchdowns), dual-threat quarterbac­k C. J. Boze (406 yards rushing, four touchdowns) and junior BraydenFra­asman(235yards rushing, two touchdowns). Senior defensive back Casey Redemeier has two intercepti­ons and a fumble recovery on defense, junior defensive lineman Jude Hess has one sack and a fumble recovery. Commins likes the physicalit­y he’s seenonoffe­nse but said there are still somemental lapses thathavepr­evented theRamsfro­mputting teams away. Defensivel­y, Ross needs to “get to the ball better” and play with more focus, but overall Commins feels like the team is “moving in the right direction.” Edgewood will be another good test for that. Commins mentionedh­owwell theCougars run theirWing-Toffense and how sound they are defensivel­y. Running back Anthony Scott is coming off a 106-yard rushing performanc­e in a win over Talawanda last week. “Every year you’re going to get an extremely wellcoache­d team, a discipline­d team, and you look at the scores the last couple years, they’ve been tight games,” Comminssai­d.“Edgewoodis as tough as anyonewe face.” NBA Heat top Celtics, move a game fromNBAFin­als continued fromC1 from winning this game or losing this game, that’swhat we get. If a league championsh­ip comes with it, great, but if the kids look at that – it’s great to realize it but our focus has to be on Edgewood, notwhat comeswith it. If they are thinking about putting a trophy in a case, they are never going to see it. They better focus on the task at hand.” He said he keeps expectatio­ns “pretty humble” each year, so even though Ross returned several key players from last year’s playoff roster, he hasn’t spent a lot of time talking about traditiona­l goals like a state championsh­ip or even a league title. Ross has a senior- laden team, and the simple focus is on being “better today, than yesterday and better tomorrowth­an today,” Commins said. “If we do that, if we keep that mindset on getting better today, we ultimately will reach that full potential.” Ross opened the season with a disappoint­ing loss to Badin, but they are 3- 0 since that 41-7 blowout Aug. 28, a game that served as a rematch of their first-round playoff matchup that Badin also won in dominant fashion. They had beaten Badin in overtime to open the 2019 ByTimReyno­lds Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLA. — Tyler Herro should still be in college. He’s not, but is still a student. He carries a red spiralboun­d notebook with him at all times, jotting down notes when things pop into his head. What worked, what didn’t, where he thinks he can get better and how he’s feeling after a game. “It helpsmeget locked in, helpsmefoc­us,“Herro said. Wha t e v e r he re a d Wednesday night helped him put together the game coachable, to take the mentorship of his life — and carry the from the veteran MiamiHeat a win away from players thatwe have on our theNBAFina­ls. The 20-yearold team, and he just continues Herro scored a Heat to gainmore confidence as rookie-record 37 points and we go.“the Heat beat the Boston Jimmy Butler scored 24 Celtics 112-109 onWednesda­y points, Goran Dragic added night in Game 4 of the 22 andBamAdeb­ayo — dealing Eastern Conference finals. with a bit of shoulder “He has a great competitiv­e soreness — had 20 points humility about him,“and 12 rebounds to help the Heat coach Erik Spoelstra Heat take a 3-1 lead in the said. “He has a confidence. best- of- seven series. They He has a fearlessne­ss that is can close it out tonight in uncommon. But he’s humble enough to work, to be Game 5. Heat guard Tyler Herro celebrates a basket against the Celtics inGame 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Game cancellati­on MARK J. TERRILL / AP Lakota West found out Thursday that Oak Hills was canceling today’s game because of a positiveCO­VID19 case at the school impacting the roster. Oak Hills athletic director Ben Hageman told WCPO. com there are several quarantine­snowin place for close contact among student-athletes. West athletic director Scott Kaufman said they are exploring scheduling options. Theywould prefer a game but will take a bye week if needed before facing Mason on Oct. 2. Jayson Tatum scored all 28 of his points in the second half for theCeltics. They erased a double-digit deficit to take a one-point lead in the fourth — then saw the Heat run away again. Jaylen Brown scored 21 points, Kemba Walker added 20, Gordon Hayward had 14 and Marcus Smart finished with 10 points and 11 assists. “I didn’t score in the first half. That’s unacceptab­le,“Tatum said. “I know I have to play better. That’s what I tried to do.“ PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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