The Los Angeles Dodgers were eliminated from the playoffs on Saturday and their offseason question marks can finally no longer be avoided. With so many star players set to hit free agency, the 2020 World Series champs are in danger of losing a serious chunk of their core that’s defined Dodger Baseball for the past decade or so.
It’s still early in the offseason for the New York Yankees. The World Series will begin on Tuesday, between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves, and the Bombers, once again, have to see it on TV. But that doesn’t mean they can’t start to make some preliminary plans with the 2022 campaign in mind.
2: (2) Kirtland 9-0 3: (3) Benedictine 6-2 Watch list: Gilmour 7-2, Brush 5-4, Cardinal 7-3, Berkshire 6-4 Crop comments: Again, there’s little movement. Chardon remains No. 1 here and is the top seed in Division III, Region 9. The defending D-III state champ has been a wrecking ball this year. … Kirtland stays at No. 2 and has a nation’s best 50-game winning streak going into this weekend’s Division V, Region 17 opener. … Benedictine stays at No. 3 despite a loss to Nordonia. The Bengals have lost two in a row, but are the top seed in Division II, Region 5. Their resume keeps them ahead of No. 4 Mentor and the rest. … The Cardinals have a tough first-round playoff matchup at St. Ignatius, but the Cardinals remain at No. 4 by a good margin. … VASJ didn’t play in Week 10. The Vikings are a high seed in the Division IV, Region 13 playoffs, but the three-game suspension of Coach Jeff Rotsky looms. How with VASJ handle that come playoff time? … Kenston stays at No. 6. The Bombers are the third seed in Division III, Region — a loaded region to be sure. Getting QB Nikko Georgiou back this week will be huge. … Perry stays at No. 7 after a dominating win over rival West Geauga. The Pirates host a Division IV, Region 17 game and will be a tough foe to deal with that stellar defense. … Riverside checks in at No. 8. The Beavers are 6-4 and are hosting a Division II, Region 5 playoff game. … At No. 9 is South. The Rebels lost to Riverside last week, causing the teams to flip-flop in the Crop. South, too, is hosting a Division II, Region 5 playoff game. … West Geauga stays at 10 despite the loss to Perry. Their performance and resume this year trumps that of those on the watch list.
With another week comes another win for the now 10-1 Winnipeg Blue Bombers. They’ve not only punched their ticket to the post-season but have now guaranteed that the road to the 108th Grey Cup in Hamilton — the Western leg of the journey, at least — will have to go through through IG Field.
Ballard senior Nick Wacha is the Tri-County Times Athlete of the Week. Wacha came up huge for the Ballard football team in a 49-0 victory at Gilbert Friday. The win clinched a Class 3A playoff berth for the Bombers. Wacha made 10 tackles and two sacks to help Ballard pull...
When Anthony Rizzo was traded to the New York Yankees, one his former Chicago Cubs teammates mentioned that it was the perfect fit for the first baseman. Then there were loose rumblings about how he wasn’t entirely fond of his time in the Bronx after the trade deadline. OK! What...
Archbold concluded the regular season atop the Division VI state rankings as the 10-0 Bluestreaks will take an Associated Press poll championship into the postseason after Monday’s ratings release. The Bluestreaks edged out No. 2 Mechanicsburg by a point for the top spot in D-VI with 163 points and 10...
The Mountain Home seventh grade football teams wrapped up the season Monday night with a pair of wins at Batesville. Mountain Home won the first game 8-0. Gus Wilber scored the game’s lone touchdown, and Elijah Hillstrom added the 2-point conversion. Will Rauls had an interception to seal the victory.
BOONTON – Hunter Van Zant gave the hometown fans another glimpse of his punishing ball-carrying capabilities on Friday evening. The rugged senior fullback continued his productive fall with another impressive effort, finishing with 234 yards on a workmanlike 21 carries with three touchdowns to help steer Boonton to a 28-7 victory over Pequannock.
Outside of a long win streak in the second half, it felt like the Yankees were in a multi-team dogfight throughout 2021, scratching and clawing their way toward the playoffs, ultimately making it as the second Wild Card team. There is no shortage of reasons for how New York found...
So that’s it. The high school football regular season is over. But it didn’t go down without being heard. How about the 74 points that Cannon Falls put up against No. 1-ranked Lake City on Wednesday? And the 72 that Lanesboro scored, the 58 managed by surging Caledonia and the 51 by Stewartville — all of it in the first half.
Former WAG Abby Gilmore - known for her scandalous split from Essendon star Jake Stringer - reveals she is ENGAGED to her new partner... three years after THAT Brownlow sledge
A controversial mummy blogger who once dated a top Aussie Rules football player has revealed she is engaged to her new partner. Abby Gilmore announced on Monday her long-term boyfriend Leighroy Wellington had proposed, sharing photos to Instagram of her sparkling diamond ring. The mother of three, 28, captioned the...
This is the match Nevada wanted. Roland-Story had been a thorn in the Cubs' side over the last two years. The Norse defeated Nevada during Heart of Iowa Conference play each season to lay claim to the conference championship. This year's match was especially painful for Nevada. Roland-Story won a...
Freshly delisted Kangaroo Trent Dumont has revealed the level of interest he has received from AFL clubs as the 26-year-old continues his search for a footballing lifeline. Dumont was North Melbourne's vice-captain throughout seasons 2020 and 2021, playing in 14 of the club's 23 matches this season. The South Australian...
(ANSA) - ROME, OCTOBER 26 - "The meeting did not go well": On the pensions there are "only 600 million. There are no answers on the overall reform needed. The union will evaluate forms and means of mobilization in the next few days to make appropriate choices". Thus the general...
The TV ratings are in for Week 12 in the CFL regular season on TSN. And the numbers rebounded significantly from a week ago. For Week 11, the CFL’s three games averaged 415,000 viewers. The lowest weekly average of the season. However, Through 12 weeks, the 2021 CFL ON TSN season has attracted an average audience of 523,000 viewers, increasing +7% compared to the same point in the 2019 season.
Ballard pushes Nevada to the limit in 3A regional volleyball quarterfinals: C-M falls to BCLUW in 1A
The Ballard volleyball team gave a strong Nevada team all it could handle in the Class 3A regional quarterfinals Oct. 18 at the Nevada High School Field House in Nevada. The Bombers pushed the match to the full five sets before dropping the rally game to fall just short of pulling off the upset to advance to the semifinals.