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On Your Marc: 10/10

The big lie Lots of basketball coaches lie, but not like Don Donoher By Marc Katz They lie and say they never cheated to get a player. They lie and tell the world how great they are. Donoher tells you he lasted 25 years at UD and won 437 games because 7-foot center Hank Finkel […]

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On Your Marc: 10/3

Winning causes The things that matter By Marc Katz Wright State’s men’s basketball team opened practice this week, and second-year coach Scott Nagy knows his longevity on campus is tied to the number of games he wins, not the number of scholars he graduates, or the number of good causes he promotes. He also knows […]

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On Your Marc: 9/26

Holding down the fort Hurricanes can’t even scare away true sports fans  By Marc Katz Ralph’s electricity went off at 5:32 p.m., a couple hours before Ohio State was hosting Oklahoma, and if you know anything about Ralph, you know he wanted to see that game. Ralph is 81-year-old Ralph Morrow, a former executive sports […]

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On Your Marc: 9/19

Heads held high A loss is a win By Marc Katz Bat bags and used bats, some of them cracked, some of them still useful, littered the floor and corners of the Fifth Third Field home clubhouse. A cardboard box held worn cleats and sweat-stained caps. Some jerseys hung on wire hangers in otherwise empty […]

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On Your Marc: 9/12

More than a game Former Dayton Dragons manager Alonzo Powell avoids Hurricane Harvey By Marc Katz That pitcher, Alonzo Powell was saying, “doesn’t really care if you have a situation. He wants to get you out.” The “situation” is in Houston, where Powell works as an assistant hitting coach for the Astros, the best team […]

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On Your Marc: 9/5

Woody’s way, or the highway Looking back on Ohio State history as the new season starts By Marc Katz Laugh Out Loud. Isn’t that the way we say it these days? It’s LOL on your cell phone. I got into one of these laughing gigs recently reading about how Ohio State’s Urban Meyer isn’t afraid to […]

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On Your Marc: 8/29

By the seat of his pants Former Dragons player Didi Gregorius gets new pants By Marc Katz I have seen Peyton Manning endorse pizza, Shaquille O’Neal endorse back pain medication, and several athletes endorse athletic shoes, upscale clothing, and watches, none of which I can afford. I mean, I can afford the pizza, and the […]

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On Your Marc: 8/22

The Siri streak A class act in class A By Marc Katz I can’t seem to get out of my head what happened to Jose Siri recently, when he was working on a Midwest League-record 39-game hitting streak. This was not at all in my mind what happened to Pete Rose when he was stifled […]

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On Your Marc: 8/15

Bad Behavior Problematic sex errors in the field By Marc Katz Usually, when the subject of sex comes up in sports—or politics—it’s not a happy story. There have been some incredible moments, and I’m not talking about sexual violence. That’s in a category of its own for bad behavior. I’m talking about what appears to […]

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On Your Marc: 8/8

Quite the ride Sara Dallman bike-packs through it all By Marc Katz Once, Sara Dallman broke her finger while in a bike-packing race. She also once pulled a hamstring and could barely pedal, and once a downpour created mud so sticky, it clogged up her wheels and brakes and she had to carry her bike, […]

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On Your Marc: 8/1

Cheese and OJ Dodging ’cycles, risking life for a bite to eat By Marc Katz I’m not going to cry because the Montgomery County Fairgrounds is moving. I mean, in my youth, I always looked forward to going to the Ohio State Fair, which featured the famous Butter Cow. By the time I arrived in […]

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On Your Marc: 7/25

Shortstops show the money Dragons’ Justin Turner and Zack Cozart win big By Marc Katz Summertime at the ballpark—and the $64 million question: When you saw Justin Turner play for the Dayton Dragons in 2007, did you think he’d someday sign a $64 million contract? I thought he was good enough to make the major […]

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On Your Marc: 7/18

The new dog workout plan WSU service dogs aren’t playing around By Marc Katz I’ve seen humans work out, and horses, and (when we had circuses) elephants. Most other animals running around seemed to just be playing, except maybe for turtles and goldfish. That’s what a pet issue should really be about—turtles and goldfish—if you’d […]

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A star, from here, and there

Tennis star Pauline Betz Addie: a Dayton legend? By Marc Katz Wimbledon runs through July 16, and you’re probably as surprised as I was when I first discovered—more than 30 years ago—a native Daytonian won it in 1946. Well, it’s a claim we can make, and a claim we can’t. I didn’t know much about […]

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On Your Marc: 7/11

From dog to watchdog with Clubhouse 22’s Joe Smith By Jim Bucher This gentleman is an award-winning journalist, TV host, writer, producer, news anchor, and executive producer; but no matter what his accomplishments in life, he’ll always be remembered as the host of Clubhouse 22. Sorry Joe Smith, but Duffy the Dog would be proud. […]

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On Your Marc: 7/4

An unusual connection Pat Rupp, Wes Fowler, and the missing link By Marc Katz When I covered the last half of goalie Pat Rupp’s career with the Dayton Gems, there was no reason for me to believe that he was linked to Wes Fesler, the former All-America football player and coach from Ohio State. Seriously, […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]