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Xcel Sports Academy holding travel basketball tryouts

Xcel Sports Academy, located at 775 N. Main St. in Marion, is having tryouts for Spring Travel Basketball. The first tryout will be Sunday, February 11, 2018 from 10 am to 11:30 am for boys grades 3-7. Another tryout will be held Saturday, February 17th. Boys grades 3-5 will run from 5 pm to 6:30 […]

2018 Pleasant Youth Baseball / Softball Registration

2018 Pleasant Youth Baseball and Softball Registration dates and times: Wednesday, 2/07 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Pleasant Middle School Cafeteria Saturday, 2/10 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Pleasant Middle School Cafeteria Sunday, 2/11 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Pleasant Middle School Cafeteria

Harding alumnus named as new head football coach at Harding

Marion Harding High School has announced that Harding alumnus Jerrod Slater will be the next coach of Harding’s football team. Harding athletic director Sean Kearns announced Friday that Slater, a 2005 Harding graduate, will succeed John Brady who announced in December that he is retiring as head coach. “We have been able to view first-hand […]

Crew SC draw with Toronto to open Eastern Conference Championship

Columbus Crew SC hosted Supporters’ Shield winners, Toronto FC, for a nail biting scoreless draw in Leg 1 of the Eastern Conference Championship on Tuesday night at MAPFRE Stadium. The battle for the Eastern Conference Championship and the right to host the MLS Cup in a series against Toronto FC continues on Nov. 29 at […]

U.S. Men draw 1-1 with Portugal in final 2017 match

On a night that kicked off a new era, the U.S. Men’s National Team drew 1-1 with third-ranked Portugal in the USA’s final match of 2017. The MNT’s young prospects put encouraging performances with 19-year-old midfielder Weston McKennie’s goal highlighting the talent in the team as the United States finished 2017 with a 10-2-7 record. […]

Blue Jackets beat Canadiens 2-1 in OT

This is getting to be a trend. The Blue Jackets scored early, didn’t score the rest of regulation, leaned on Sergei Bobrovsky again and defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Tuesday at Bell Centre on Zach Werenski’s goal 1:09 into overtime. “It’s, again, we need the points and we need to win,” said Bobrovsky, who made […]

Crew SC hold off NYCFC just enough to advance to Conference Championship

The Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Championship awaits Columbus Crew SC after it held serve and defeated New York City FC in the semifinal series on aggregate scoring by a margin of 4-3 after a match that finished 2-0 in favor of NYCFC on Sunday. The Black & Gold will face Toronto FC […]

Crew SC whip NYCFC 4-1, take big advantage in Conference Semifinals

A quartet of goals by forward Ola Kamara, midfielders Artur and Justin Meram and defender Harrison Afful landed Columbus Crew SC in the driver’s seat of the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals after the first leg against New York City FC. The 4-1 victory for the Black & Gold at MAPFRE Stadium […]

Crew SC beats Atlanta in shootout to advance in playoffs

Columbus Crew SC were definitely the underdog when they traveled to the South to face Atlanta United in the Knockout Round of the Audi 2017 MLS Cup Playoffs. That didn’t matter, as they escaped Mercedes-Benz Stadium with a win after a wild 120 minutes and a penalty-kick shootout. Crew SC goalkeeper Zack Steffen made eight […]

Crew SC end season with 2-2 draw at NYCFC, kick off playoffs at Atlanta Thursday

Columbus Crew SC came away with a 2-2 draw at Citi Field against New York City FC on Major League Soccer’s Decision Day, presented by AT&T. Columbus was powered by goals from forward Ola Kamara and defender Josh Williams that offset a brace by NYCFC forward David Villa. With Sunday’s match marking the end of […]