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Journal-News | Monday, February 11, 2019 C SPORTS BYRON WINS DAYTONA500 POLE, PUTS HENDRICK UP FRONT AGAIN C6 News: Delivery: More local sports coverage. [email protected] (513) 705-2888 | journal-news.com/subscribe or (877) 267-0018 | NBA, NHL CINCINNATIREDS OHIOSTATEBUCKEYES ONLINE Subscribers, checkout updatedscores, standings in today’s e-paper at Get the latest on trade rumors at Get the latest recruiting news onNationalSigningDay at EXTRAS journal-news.com journal-news.com.com journal-news.com REDS Cincinnatiwill be improved, but their NL Central rivals are pretty strong, too. Colorful YasielPuig, who hit 23 home runs last year in 405 at-bats, should be a fan favorite, butwhere will he play? If the Reds keep himin right, thatmeans movingScott Schebler or givingNick Senzel the job. this week at their complex in Goodyear, Arizona, they are all about 2019. They are not about 2020 or 2021, just 2019. It is all about their 150-year anniversary, which they will celebrate in many ways during the course of the season. They want to both feet forward, freshen up their faces and give fans something worth after four straight last-place showings and the loss of 800,000 fans over the last three years. IMPORTANTDATES Tuesday: Pitchers and catchers report Pitchers and catchers firstworkout Position Wednesday: Sunday, Feb. 17: players report put HalMcCoy Monday, Feb. 18: Full squad Covering theReds firstworkout Saturday, Feb. 23: watching Exhibition openervs. Indians, 3p.m. It is evident to the discerning eye what the Cincinnati Reds are all about heading into the 2019 baseball season. As spring training opens Thursday, March28: OpeningDay vs. Pirates, 4:10 p.m. JAYNE KAMINONCEA / GETTY McCoycontinued onC6 IMAGES 2016 BOYSBASKETBALL COLLEGEBASKETBALL BADIN51, ROSS 38 HOUSTON65, CINCINNATI 58 Sellout crowdwatches Badin handle Ross in county clash. Cincinnati led by one point with 6:11 remaining, then doesn’t score again. AssociatedPress DeJon Jarreau scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half, Corey Davis Jr. also had 16 No. 12 Houston held offff No. 25 65-58 on Sunday. Jarreauadded eight rebounds and assists. Hescored11consecutive points in the second half, including straight to give Houston a 58 lead with 3 ½ minutes left. Davis and Jarreau each made free throws in the 20 seconds to seal it for the Cougars (23-1, 10-1 American Athletic Conference). Galen Robinson Jr. had 10 points for Houston, which won its eighth straight and extended its home winning streak to 32 games. Houston shot 49 percent from the Jarron Cumberland scored 27 points on 9-of-25 shooting, and Cane Broome added 10points for Cincinnati (20-4, 9-2), which had its eight-gamewinning streak snapped. The Bearcats shot 33 percent from the including 27 percent in the second half. After taking a58-57 leadonCumberland’s 3-pointer with 6:11 left, Cincinnatimissed its last 11 goals and went scoreless for the rest of the game. Houston 34-33 at the half behind Davis’ 11 points. Outside of Cumberland, Cincinnati struggled to scoring. The rest of the Bearcats combined for 31 on 13- of-41 shooting. Cincinnati forced Houston into 13 turnovers, which led to nine points. Cincinnati committed four turnovers. HOUSTON — and Cincinnati fifive SU UNDAY’S AME GA W Wichita State tCincinnati, 700AM at 1p. m., ESPN, six 63- fifinal fifield. fifield, fifield led Badin’s Justin Pappas (13) is defended by CodyGeers of Ross (35) during Saturday night’s gameat Ross. Badinwon 51-38. fifind points CONTRIBUTED BY TERRI ADAMS weekend. On Friday, Badin visited McNicholas. The Ramswere down 32-16 at halftime and 41-26 through three quarters before rallying for a 48- win. “That was big for us. It got our confifidence back,” said Weisgerber, whose squadwas comingoffffconsecutive losses to Chaminade Julienne, St. Xavier and Purcell Marian. “Tonight was just going to be all emotion and how well we could handle it. Ross is a very good team. They don’t have 14 wins for no reason. They can play.” Ross (14-6) managed just 22 points throughthefifirst26minutesandwatched its game winning streak come to a halt. Badin only trailed all night 109) and was never seriously challenged in the second half after taking a 23-15 advantage into the break. Ross shot poorly most of the way, and Badin had a lot to do with that. “Defensively, I thought we did a tremendous job tonight, especially on the perimeter taking away their 3s,” Badin coach Gerry Weisgerber said. “Boxing out is always No. 1with us, and second is containing the ball. Tonight we talked about howwe couldn’t leave too much of the corners wide open because they to drive it and kick it. If we could contain the ball, we could take them out of that.” JosephWalsh scored points and ZachSwitzer hadsevenfor Badin, which lifted its record to 13-6 with a momentum- once ( ByRickCassano StaffffWriter Justin Pappas the out gymand shrieking crowd very much to his The senior forwardwas the key for BadinHigh School’s boys basketball teamSaturday night as the Rams went on the road and handled Ross 51-38 in a Butler County rivalry showdown. “It was a great experience, I’m not going to lie,” said Pappas, the game’s leading scorer (16) andrebounder (nine). “All the fans coming and having that support ... it’s a lot of fun, but you also have to keep your poise and can’t let it all get to you. You have to just focus on game, play between lines and enjoy it.” found ROSS TWP.— 46 sold- liking. fifififigure like four- BreaonBrady (left) of theHoustonCougars grabs a rebound as FabianWhite Jr. (center) blocks out Tre Scott (right) of the Cincinnati Bearcats during their game Sunday inHouston. eight the the Ramscontinued onC4 BOB LEVEY / GETTY IMAGES HIGHSCHOOLFOOTBALL Day: OSU has ‘responsibility tomake the state better at football’ to a throng of coaches — both high school college — Day reiterated the positions of his predecessors inside Hilton Columbus at Easton’s Grand Ballroom. The message? Passion appreciation for Ohio high school football. “I believe that some of the best high school programs and best high school coaches are here in Day said. “I believe it’s our responsibility atOhio State to recruit your players at the highest Speaking level and to keep our players at home. I you felt that over lastmonth our coaches on the road that we got a feel of that for the future and moving forward. We’re going to continue to recruit the state as hard aswe possibly can.” State will facets as well. Stating that it’s the Buckeyes “responsibility to make the state ByEric Frantz Ohio State head coach Ryan Day said that the Buckeyes are committed to recruiting the top high school talent in the state of Ohio. and hope with ContributingWriter the Every Ohio State football head coach this century has hadthesame checklist— compete for national beat Michigan and ... open the second day of annual High School Football Coaches Clinic as the featured speaker. Friday, yearOSUfrontman Ryan Day completed his initial appearance as the latter. the COLUMBUS — and championships, Ohio impact other the Ohio MICHAEL Ohio,” fifirst- ALLIO / ICON SPORTSWIRE 2018 Daycontinued onC4 PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTED BY PRESSREADER PressReader.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . 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