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On Your Marc: 3/14

A worthwhile bid The Dayton Flyers make it in to the 1984 NCAA By Marc Katz   Just the year before, with the same 18-10 record, University of Dayton officials were awaiting word from their “friends” at the NIT (National Invitational Tournament) for an invitation to that still-relevant tournament after the NCAA made its then-53 […]

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On Your Marc: 3/7

Local Raider Wright State’s Mark Alstork explains the benefits of playing ball close to home By Marc Katz Now that we’ve had this colossal Best Movie mishap, I don’t feel so nervous writing about a Wright State men’s basketball player even though last weekend’s Horizon League Tournament could have ended the Raiders’ season. After all, […]

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On Your Marc: 2/28

More alternative facts By Marc Katz Are we still talking about fake news, alternative news, personal opinions, and lies? Yes, we are. I’m going to tell you something that was told to me 48 years ago—actually typed on a piece of scrap paper that has since turned to dust on a typewriter that I’m assuming […]

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On Your Marc: 2/21

Guns and Gatorade don’t mix Josh Holden’s story proves sports are nothing like war By Marc Katz Sports are a battle, and a war, and hand-to-hand combat, if you listen to those of us who write and talk about the games. But they’re not, really. They’re just… games. War is war. I know a guy […]

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On Your Marc: 2/14

Switch hitter Dayton’s Mike Schmidt jumps from football to baseball in a career-defining move By Marc Katz His given name is Michael Jack Schmidt, but we used to write about him so much in the old Dayton Daily News, we joked his middle name was really Mike. That’s because every time we referred to him, […]

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On Your Marc: 2/7

In charge of everything Former Dragon Luis Bolivar slides into a management position with the team By Marc Katz We are approaching 1,000 players who have appeared in Class A Midwest League games for the Dayton Dragons over the past 17 years, almost all of them thinking their careers would wind up in the major […]

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On Your Marc: 1/31

Home runs and charity Carlos Pena’s reach extends beyond the baseball field By Marc Katz You pass through this town, even for an instant, you’re one of us. That’s the way it works. And Carlos Pena is one of those you’re glad to consider your own. In a capsule, he spent 1996 at Wright State […]

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On Your Marc: 1/24

A woman for baseball Alyson Footer makes strides for women in sports By Marc Katz It is 2017, and we’re still grappling with race, gender, and sex issues, although from what Alyson Footer told me the other day, progress has been made, especially in locker rooms. I wish we could treat the chancellor of Germany […]

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On Your Marc: 1/17

Defend to the end Scott Nagy rebounds as the Raiders’ new coach By Marc Katz Don’t get nervous. I’m going to throw a couple of scores and stats at you this week, just for reference. Normally, I try to stay away from scores and stats here. They sometimes get in the way of a good […]

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On Your Marc: 1/10

Too much time, too many issues Politics and sports have more in common than you might think By Marc Katz So, we’re going with an extension of the presidential campaigns, all negative. What went wrong with 2016? What didn’t, except for maybe the Cubs? Let’s face it: the Cubs win the World Series less often […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 5/23

By Michelle Strauss Wii the people A woman decided to go outside to take her evening smoke. Inside her residence, […]

The Docket: 5/16

Short relationships, long fights A woman and her ex-boyfriend decided they needed to meet and discuss their breakup. The woman […]

Law and Disorder: The Docket 5/9

40 oz. fight A woman was hanging out with friends when they all decided to buy some beer. She knew […]

The Docket: 5/2

Cupcake capers A man walked into a store and headed to the cupcake section. The owner suspected there would be […]

Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]