John Boyle

John Boyle is sports editor for Cox Media Group Ohio.

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Cannatelli scores 26 as Dayton women win 13th straight game
 The University of Dayton women’s basketball team won its 13th straight game Wednesday night, routing host UMass 78-49 in Atlantic 10 play at the Mullins Center. Junior Lauren Cannatelli drained seven 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 26 points. She also dished out six assists.Alex Harris (16 points, 12 rebounds) and JaVonna Layfield...

Posted: 10 days ago

The University of Dayton women’s basketball team won its 13th straight game Wednesday night, routing host UMass 78-49 in Atlantic 10 play at the Mullins Center. Junior Lauren Cannatelli drained seven 3-pointers on her way to a game-high 26 points. She also dished out six assists.Alex Harris (16 points, 12 rebounds) and JaVonna Layfield...
High School Basketball: Xenia standout commits to No. 5 Xavier
 Xenia standout Samari Curtis will play his college basketball close to home. Curtis, a 6-foot-4 junior guard, on Monday gave a verbal commitment to Xavier University. He announced his decision on Twitter. The Musketeers ranked No. 5 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday. Curtis leads the Greater Western Ohio Conference...

Posted: 12 days ago

Xenia standout Samari Curtis will play his college basketball close to home. Curtis, a 6-foot-4 junior guard, on Monday gave a verbal commitment to Xavier University. He announced his decision on Twitter. The Musketeers ranked No. 5 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday. Curtis leads the Greater Western Ohio Conference...
High School Football: Dunbar standout makes college decision
 Dunbar High School football standout Joseph Scates is headed to the Big 12. Scates, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound wide receiver, on Sunday committed to Iowa State. A four-star recruit, Scates is the 11th-best recruit in Ohio and the 55th-best wide receiver nationally according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Scates was in Ames, Iowa this weekend...

Posted: 20 days ago

Dunbar High School football standout Joseph Scates is headed to the Big 12. Scates, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound wide receiver, on Sunday committed to Iowa State. A four-star recruit, Scates is the 11th-best recruit in Ohio and the 55th-best wide receiver nationally according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Scates was in Ames, Iowa this weekend...
Kennard donates shoes to Franklin High School basketball teams
 Luke Kennard hasn’t forgotten where he came from. A rookie in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons, Kennard recently donated basketball shoes to the junior varsity and varsity boys and girls teams at Franklin High School. Kennard is a 2015 Franklin graduate. Frankin athletic director and boys varsity coach Brian Bales posted photos of the...

Posted: 30 days ago

Luke Kennard hasn’t forgotten where he came from. A rookie in the NBA with the Detroit Pistons, Kennard recently donated basketball shoes to the junior varsity and varsity boys and girls teams at Franklin High School. Kennard is a 2015 Franklin graduate. Frankin athletic director and boys varsity coach Brian Bales posted photos of the...
Former Middie Edwards, third-ranked Boilermakers keep chugging along
 Middletown native Vincent Edwards and the Purdue Boilermakers keep rolling along. Edwards scored 20 points Tuesday night to help the third-ranked Boilermakers dismantle Wisconsin 78-50 in Big Ten play. It was the fifth 20-point game of the season and 15th of his career for Edwards, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound senior. The 2014 Middletown grad added...

5:53 PM Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Middletown native Vincent Edwards and the Purdue Boilermakers keep rolling along. Edwards scored 20 points Tuesday night to help the third-ranked Boilermakers dismantle Wisconsin 78-50 in Big Ten play. It was the fifth 20-point game of the season and 15th of his career for Edwards, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound senior. The 2014 Middletown grad added...
Social media reacts to Marvin Lewis contract extension
 The Cincinnati Bengals on Monday announced a two-year extension for head coach Marvin Lewis. Lewis is coming off back-to-back losing seasons and has no playoff wins in 15 seasons with Cincinnati. Here’s a sampling of reaction to the news on Twitter:

12:44 AM Wednesday, Jan. 03, 2018

The Cincinnati Bengals on Monday announced a two-year extension for head coach Marvin Lewis. Lewis is coming off back-to-back losing seasons and has no playoff wins in 15 seasons with Cincinnati. Here’s a sampling of reaction to the news on Twitter:
Springfield’s Davis caps freshman season in style in Wisconsin’s Orange Bowl win
 Three touchdown receptions to cap your freshman season in a big-time bowl game? That’ll do. Springfield High School grad Danny Davis did just that Saturday night in Wisconsin’s 34-24 win over Miami in the Orange Bowl. The freshman wideout caught touchdown passes of 20, 5 and 6 yards from Alex Hornibrook as the Badgers (13-1) rallied...

5:26 AM Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017

Three touchdown receptions to cap your freshman season in a big-time bowl game? That’ll do. Springfield High School grad Danny Davis did just that Saturday night in Wisconsin’s 34-24 win over Miami in the Orange Bowl. The freshman wideout caught touchdown passes of 20, 5 and 6 yards from Alex Hornibrook as the Badgers (13-1) rallied...
Lakota West’s Bentley signs with Pitt
 Lakota West’s Tyler Bentley signed a letter-of-intent Wednesday — the first day of a new early-signing period for football — to continue his career at the University of Pittsburgh. A 6-foot-3, 298-pound defensive tackle who earned first-team, All-Greater Miami Conference honors this season, Bentley committed to the Panthers...

9:19 PM Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Lakota West’s Tyler Bentley signed a letter-of-intent Wednesday — the first day of a new early-signing period for football — to continue his career at the University of Pittsburgh. A 6-foot-3, 298-pound defensive tackle who earned first-team, All-Greater Miami Conference honors this season, Bentley committed to the Panthers...
Ohio State Buckeyes: National Signing Day tracker
 Today is the first day of the new early signing period for college football. The Ohio State Buckeyes ar expected to sign the No. 1-ranked class in the country, including Wayne High School senior wide receiver L’Christian ‘Blue’ Smith. Below is a rundown of the Buckeyes signees, which will be updated throughout the day...

3:11 PM Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017

Today is the first day of the new early signing period for college football. The Ohio State Buckeyes ar expected to sign the No. 1-ranked class in the country, including Wayne High School senior wide receiver L’Christian ‘Blue’ Smith. Below is a rundown of the Buckeyes signees, which will be updated throughout the day...
Cincinnati Reds lose starting pitcher to Korea Baseball Organization
 The Cincinnati Reds have lost a starting pitcher to the Korea Baseball Organization. The Reds released right-hander Tim Adleman and sold him to the Samsung Lions of the KBO. Adleman, 30, spent the last two seasons with the Reds, going 9-15 with a 4.97 ERA in 43 games. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound right-hander made 33 starts for Cincinnati. With...

5:06 PM Wednesday, Dec. 06, 2017

The Cincinnati Reds have lost a starting pitcher to the Korea Baseball Organization. The Reds released right-hander Tim Adleman and sold him to the Samsung Lions of the KBO. Adleman, 30, spent the last two seasons with the Reds, going 9-15 with a 4.97 ERA in 43 games. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound right-hander made 33 starts for Cincinnati. With...
Check out the 1950s throwback uniforms Middletown and Hamilton will wear in final game at Wade E. Miller Gym
 The Middletown Middies and Hamilton Big Blue will commemorate the final game in Wade E. Miller Gym on Friday by wearing 1950s throwback uniforms (see below). Wade E. Miller Gym opened in 1952 and has been home to the Middletown boys basketball team ever since. On Saturday, Middletown will begin play in its new on-campus arena when the girls...

8:25 PM Tuesday, Dec. 05, 2017

The Middletown Middies and Hamilton Big Blue will commemorate the final game in Wade E. Miller Gym on Friday by wearing 1950s throwback uniforms (see below). Wade E. Miller Gym opened in 1952 and has been home to the Middletown boys basketball team ever since. On Saturday, Middletown will begin play in its new on-campus arena when the girls...