My Week 8 DR Football Picks

With only 3 weeks left in the regular season, the Daily Record Pick Contest is really starting to wind down, with Seth Imhoff and Mike Plant neck-and-neck at the top of the More »

My Week 7 DR Football Picks

Last week was somewhat status quo for many high school teams, as some of the favorites avoided upset alert unlike the NCAA ranks where over half of the top-20 teams got knocked More »

My Week 6 DR Football Picks

Sorry for the late post this Friday afternoon. Long morning of plane flights to beautiful St. Simons Island, GA, where one of my best friends is getting married. I’ll be missing my More »

My Week 5 DR Football Picks

Yep, it’s week 5 already! For most, this week will mark the halfway point of the season. For others, maybe the one-third mark. Who knows! The WCAL has some very important matchups this week More »

My Week 4 DR Football Picks

We are already into league play for most teams in the area. The WCAL got off to a hot start with a 17-7 non-conference record, and it’s looking like just about any More »

My Week 1 DR Football Picks

Summer is officially over, as football season has started. It was a long and well-received time off, but I am excited to get back into the swing of things with the high More »

My First Season as a Head Baseball Coach

Several years ago I had been an assistant coach for the Triway varsity baseball team under current head coach Sean Carmichael. After my 4 years there in charge of outfielders, bunting, base-running, keeping More »

2014 Baseball Regional Tournament Matchups

Here is the list of matchups in the OHSAA baseball regional tournament. All regional championship games are on 5/30 at 5:00pm. DIVISION I Region 2 – Dublin (@ Dublin Coffman HS) 5/29, 2:00pm – More »

Breaking Down OHSAA’s Competitive Balance

After three consecutive years of failure to pass, the OHSAA’s newest proposal in an attempt toward “competitive balance” was passed by its members schools. It’s been a long time coming, as competitive More »

 
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My Week 8 DR Football Picks

With only 3 weeks left in the regular season, the Daily Record Pick Contest is really starting to wind down, with Seth Imhoff and Mike Plant neck-and-neck at the top of the standings with Aaron Dorksen in 3rd, 5 games back. It’s a 2-horse race (maybe 3), but I’m well out of the running. Time to sit back, enjoy these last final weeks, and maybe work towards a respectable finish. There are some intriguing match-ups this week, so let’s dive right in!

Week 7 Results and What I Learned

Things are starting to shape up at all ranks – high school, college, and professional – but there were still some upsets and interesting games this past weekend. With only 3 weeks left in the regular season, there is not much time for teams to make a final push for a conference championship or playoff berth. Keep reading for the week 7 results, an updated pick contest ranking, and what I learned from last week’s games.

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My Week 7 DR Football Picks

Last week was somewhat status quo for many high school teams, as some of the favorites avoided upset alert unlike the NCAA ranks where over half of the top-20 teams got knocked off. This week there are some more entertaining match-ups all up and down the slate, from high school to college to the NFL. Let’s dive right in!

Week 6 Results and What I Learned

The football weekend wasn’t nearly as crazy in the high school level as it was at the college level, where nearly a dozen top-20 teams went down, something I’m not sure has ever happened before outside of bowl season. Regardless, we still learned plenty from some of the local teams in their key match-ups. Keep reading for game results and what I learned!

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My Week 6 DR Football Picks

Sorry for the late post this Friday afternoon. Long morning of plane flights to beautiful St. Simons Island, GA, where one of my best friends is getting married. I’ll be missing my first Triway football game in nearly a decade, but it’s worth it. Getting to see many friends for the first time in nearly 5+ years is worth missing a few high school football score updates. But for those interested in this week’s action, here are the week 6 football games, my rundowns, and my picks!

Week 5 Results and What I Learned

What a week it was in the Wayne County Athletic League! All four conference games went down to the fourth quarter, with some of them being decided on the last possession. Other area teams played well, too, against OCC And PAC foes, making this one exciting week of high school football! Keep reading for the week 5 results, what I learned this week, and an update on the Daily Record pick contest.

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My Week 5 DR Football Picks

Yep, it’s week 5 already! For most, this week will mark the halfway point of the season. For others, maybe the one-third mark. Who knows! The WCAL has some very important matchups this week that could very well determine a champion, or at least a frontrunner, while the PAC is still waiting for that marquee matchup. Could this be the week for a big upset? Who knows! Keep reading…

Week 4 Results and What I Learned

What a week 4 it was around the area. Several close games, interesting games, important games, and some ugly games. Let’s check out how the Daily Record pick contest participants fared and what I learned from this week in sports.

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My Week 4 DR Football Picks

We are already into league play for most teams in the area. The WCAL got off to a hot start with a 17-7 non-conference record, and it’s looking like just about any team in the league could either challenge for the title or upset the eventual champion. The PAC didn’t have quite the impressive non-league slate, going 7-17, with only 2 teams above .500 as conference games start. Now it’s time for all the teams to start playing for a league or conference championship! Let’s get it rolling…

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Projecting the Principles Athletic Conference

I don’t like doing league predictions until we know at least something about each team. After 3 games, and with all non-conference games being complete, some teams have established some kind of identity while others still have question marks. After a 7-17 start, I think it’s safe to say the Principles Athletic Conference won’t have 4 playoffs teams like a year ago. Triway could go 9-1 and still not host a playoff game; that’s how bad the non-conference performance was for the PAC. Keep reading to see what I think each team has in the tank for this season, specifying a “best cast” and “worst case” for each team, and how I think the conference will finish!