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Springfield News-Sun | Monday, February 11, 2019 C SPORTS BYRON WINS DAYTONA500 POLE, PUTS HENDRICK UP FRONT AGAIN C6 News: Delivery: [email protected] (937) 328-0345 | springfifieldnewssun.com/subscribe or (800) 441-6397 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 onNationalSigningDayat EXTRAS springfifieldnewssun.com springfifieldnewssun.com springfifieldnewssun.com REDS Cincinnati will be improved, but their NL Central rivals are pretty strong, too. Colorful Yasiel Puig, who hit 23 runs last year in 405 at-bats, should be a fan favorite, butwhere will he play? If the Reds keep him in right, thatmeans moving Scott 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 put both feet forward, freshen up their faces and give fans something worth watching after four straight last-place showings and the loss of 800,000 fans over the last three years. home IMPORTANTDATES Tuesday: Pitchers and catchers report Pitchers and catchersfirstworkout Position Wednesday: Sunday, Feb. 17: players report HalMcCoy Monday, Feb. 18: Full squad Covering theReds firstworkout Saturday, Feb. 23: 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 HIGHSCHOOLFOOTBALL COLLEGEBASKETBALL WRIGHTSTATE 83, DETROITMERCY60 Springfifield assistant C.J. Peake giving players the push he never got. Wright State felt Titans ran up the score the last time the teamsmet. ByDougHarris ContributingWriter Wright State coach Nagy his exactly appreciatewhatDetroitMercy Davis the last time the teamsmet. It wasn’t so much that he torched them for 48 points. The nation’s second-leading scorer is going to have games like that. But what galled the Scott and FAIRBORN— players didn’t and Antoine did FRIDAY’S FR AME Raiderswashow GA the son of coach Mike Davis was still playing at the end of a 79- 58 blowout win. Nagy was clearly peeved on his post-game radio show, saying his team needed to use that for fuel in the rematch. “Our kids better remember it, and we’d better make it right,” he said. They did remember it. And they did make it right. Loudon Love had 17 points and eight rebounds, and Mark Hughes scored 12 on four 3-pointers to leadWright State to an 83-60 Horizon League win before 5,045 fans at the Nutter Center on Saturday. The ( 15- 11, 9- 4) Davis, who was averaging 27.1, to a season-low 17 points on 7-of-18 shooting. Asked after the game about the Nagy chose his words carefully. “People see that. They see it. It was pretty evident they left him out there trying to get 50. And orthern entucky at WrightW State, 9p.m., ESPNU, 106.5-FM No Ke Raiders held fifirst meeting, Raiders continued onC2 SpringfifieldHigh School seniors Zack Breslin (left) and TavionSmith (center) share a laugh with linebackers’ coach C. J. Peake before the start of aNational Signing Day ceremonyWednesday at the school. CONTRIBUTED BY NICK DUDUKOVICH Springfifield head coach Maurice Douglass coached Peake when he was a senior at Trotwood-Madison. Douglass he his coaches challenged their star player, but not in the way “That you give everything you got until you don’t have anything left.” “He would always coast because he wasmore athletic thanmost of the guys he played against, so he would never give everything,” Douglass said. “So he wants tomake [his current players] give everything they have.” Peake’s name came up a lot during sure, you know? I felt like i was rushed. I wasn’t really sure where I wanted to go,” he said. “Wisconsin probably would’ve been a better back then.” Peake left the Louisville program twice — for good in 2010 after appearing in 12 games as a junior. Fromthere he lived in Spokane, Washington, and San Diego, selling cars. Before coming home last spring, he spent a years in Las Vegas, making his living as a poker player. He looks back on his playing days with clarity. He knows his athleticism carried him, but hewishes he would’ve been pushed harder. ByNickDudukovich ContributingWriter said and fifit C. J. Peake remembers national day well. Back in 2007, Peake was a four-star defensiveback recruit atTrotwood-Madison. Rivals.comlisted himas the sixth overall prospect in the state. Peake had verbally committed to Wisconsin for months leading up to signing day, but Louisville had also offffffffffffered a scholarshipandPeake changed his mind, even, if he wasn’t confifident about the switch. “At thatmoment, I still wasn’t really, signing few fifive Wright State center Loudon Love scored 17 points and had eight rebounds in Saturday night’s 83-60 win DetroitMercy. Peakecontinued onC4 over CONTRIBUTED BY JOSEPH CRAVEN HIGHSCHOOLFOOTBALL Day: OSU has ‘responsibility tomake the state better at football’ Speaking to a throng of coaches — both high school college — Day reiterated positions of his predecessors inside the Hilton Columbus at Easton’s Grand Ballroom. Themessage? Passion and appreciation for Ohio high school football. “I that some of the best school programs and best high school coaches are here in Ohio,” Day said. “I believe it’s our responsibility atOhio State to recruit your players at the highest level and to keep our players at home. I hope you felt that over the lastmonth our coaches on the road that we got a feel of that for the future moving forward. We’re going to continue to recruit state as hard as we possibly can.” Ohio State will impact other facets as well. Stating that 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 the ContributingWriter with Every Ohio State football head coach this century has hadthesame checklist— compete for national championships, beat Michigan and ... open the second day of the annual High School Football Coaches Clinic as the featured speaker. Friday, yearOSUfrontman Ryan Day completed his initial appearance as the latter. COLUMBUS — and the believe high Ohio it’s MICHAEL fifirst- ALLIO / ICON SPORTSWIRE 2018 Daycontinued onC4 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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