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 »

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 More »

My Week 3 DR Football Picks

Is it week 3 already – the final week of non-conference games? Man, that went fast! Last week was definitely an exciting one with a few upsets (in my opinion), some blowouts, More »

My Week 2 DR Football Picks

It seems like just yesterday that I was writing my week 1 picks and watching football on Friday night. Week 1 definitely had a few surprises, a few blowouts, and the usual 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 »

 

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.

The Daily Record Football Picks (artwork courtesy The Daily Record)

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!

Week 3 Results and What I Learned

Non-conference schedules are now over, and the local teams jump into league play for the Wayne County Athletic League, Principals Athletic Conference, and Ohio Cardinal Conference. We definitely learned some more tidbits this week from the games, and hope to build upon that as teams begin competing for conference championships. Warning: If you do not want your IQ to drop, stop reading right now. If you want to become dumber, I encourage you to keep reading. I say this because I went a disastrous 11-11 in week 3! But on the flip side, that could mean that I have a lot to learn this week! So having said that, keep reading!

The Daily Record Football Picks (artwork courtesy The Daily Record)

My Week 3 DR Football Picks

Is it week 3 already – the final week of non-conference games? Man, that went fast! Last week was definitely an exciting one with a few upsets (in my opinion), some blowouts, and some frustrating games to watch, especially at the upper levels. There are definitely some intriguing matchups this week. Let’s dive right in!

Week 2 Results and What I Learned

It wasn’t the greatest weekend for Ohio State or Cleveland Browns fans, but there were definitely some… interesting games that took place on Friday night that gave the weekend some flare. As I said in my week 2 picks, week 2 is oftentimes the most difficult week to pick. I definitely felt that to be true after Friday night, as I did poorly in the high school games (9-6). But I think we also learned a lot about several teams. Keep reading for the weekend’s scores and what I learned!

The Daily Record Football Picks (artwork courtesy The Daily Record)

My Week 2 DR Football Picks

It seems like just yesterday that I was writing my week 1 picks and watching football on Friday night. Week 1 definitely had a few surprises, a few blowouts, and the usual games that went as expected. Sometimes week 2 is the most difficult week to pick, as we base so much on one game and not knowing much else. Teams can validate week 1 performances, or invalidate them just as easily. Or maybe we’ll learn more about these teams’ week 1 opponents. Who knows… I’m just glad for another week of football to be here. And for the NFL to start. Yay, fantasy football!

Week 1 Results and What I Learned

Week 1 is in the books! The summer actually seemed to go by pretty quickly, but it’s still special to have football season start and be able to watch some games under the lights on Friday night. There are many teams in the area this year that have some question marks, which makes it much more fun and unpredictable as scores and updates start rolling in on game night. It also makes the Daily Record Pick Contest more exciting, as each week could be devastating to anyone’s record. Keep reading for a list of scores from the week 1 games, a highlight of the Daily Record Pick Contest standings, and then what I learned from this past week in football!