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Archdeacon: Flyer “family” gets freshman through a nightmare
 He said he had just “messed up” on a play and as he returned to the huddle he was chiding himself. “I was telling myself to pick it up,” Andrew Lutgens said. “We got this saying – ‘Just do your job,’ – and that’s what I had to do.” And then he did just that, making a diving...

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He said he had just “messed up” on a play and as he returned to the huddle he was chiding himself. “I was telling myself to pick it up,” Andrew Lutgens said. “We got this saying – ‘Just do your job,’ – and that’s what I had to do.” And then he did just that, making a diving...
Tom Archdeacon: Reminiscing with the NFL’s first black quarterback
 He opened the old leather bag in front of him and with his left hand — where the ring finger was adorned with a bulky, gold College Football Hall of Fame ring — he began rummaging through the packed contents. “I’ll show you how Jim Crow it was back then,” George Taliaferro said quietly as he began his search...

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He opened the old leather bag in front of him and with his left hand — where the ring finger was adorned with a bulky, gold College Football Hall of Fame ring — he began rummaging through the packed contents. “I’ll show you how Jim Crow it was back then,” George Taliaferro said quietly as he began his search...
Archdeacon: Camp brings ray of hope for children affected by HIV/AIDS
 Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That’s a lesson 8 year old Tierra Moore taught everyone again the other morning as she stood along the gravel road that cuts through the 315-acre wooded campground just west of Clarksville that, this past week, was home to Camp Sunrise. She wore a rose-colored Mickey Mouse T-shirt, gray tights and...

Posted: 8 days ago

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That’s a lesson 8 year old Tierra Moore taught everyone again the other morning as she stood along the gravel road that cuts through the 315-acre wooded campground just west of Clarksville that, this past week, was home to Camp Sunrise. She wore a rose-colored Mickey Mouse T-shirt, gray tights and...
Tom Archdeacon: Springboro athlete a Titan among little people
 He is the BMOC. Big Man on Campus. That might be a surprise to some folks back in high school where he was deemed too small for most varsity sports and was the shortest guy on the Panthers indoor track and ultimate frisbee club teams. But this week 18-year-old Josh Babb is something of the Yao Ming of the Little People at the World Dwarf...

Posted: 15 days ago

He is the BMOC. Big Man on Campus. That might be a surprise to some folks back in high school where he was deemed too small for most varsity sports and was the shortest guy on the Panthers indoor track and ultimate frisbee club teams. But this week 18-year-old Josh Babb is something of the Yao Ming of the Little People at the World Dwarf...
Tom Archdeacon: A story about racing and brotherly love
 To understand the recent sorrow and now this last-minute sweat and determination, you first must know about the bond they had. They were born 11 months apart — back in the late 1940s — and the closeness remained the rest of their lives. When John “Pee Wee” Goins, the eldest brother, went off to the Vietnam War &mdash...

Posted: 21 days ago

To understand the recent sorrow and now this last-minute sweat and determination, you first must know about the bond they had. They were born 11 months apart — back in the late 1940s — and the closeness remained the rest of their lives. When John “Pee Wee” Goins, the eldest brother, went off to the Vietnam War &mdash...
Tom Archdeacon: Still treasuring Barcelona 25 years after Olympics
 LaVonna Martin-Floreal ended up with two keepsakes from the Barcelona Olympics. One was her silver medal. The other? Her husband. This coming Tuesday marks 25 years since the Olympic Games opened in Barcelona, Spain in 1992. While LaVonna said she hadn’t realized the anniversary was right around the corner, she wasn’t surprised...

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LaVonna Martin-Floreal ended up with two keepsakes from the Barcelona Olympics. One was her silver medal. The other? Her husband. This coming Tuesday marks 25 years since the Olympic Games opened in Barcelona, Spain in 1992. While LaVonna said she hadn’t realized the anniversary was right around the corner, she wasn’t surprised...
Tom Archdeacon: Local MMA fighter returns to the ring of fire
 You could say it was the day the music stopped. A few mornings ago Warren Roberds was in the ring at Drake’s Downtown Gym going through his 27th straight minute of sparring without a break. His two sparring partners had been taking turns against him and now he was trading blows with Jake Norman, a well-muscled, heavily-tattooed behemoth...

9:19 PM Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

You could say it was the day the music stopped. A few mornings ago Warren Roberds was in the ring at Drake’s Downtown Gym going through his 27th straight minute of sparring without a break. His two sparring partners had been taking turns against him and now he was trading blows with Jake Norman, a well-muscled, heavily-tattooed behemoth...
Tom Archdeacon: Yellow Springs girl, 13, ‘not your typical kid’
 For a long time she had dreadlocks. Then came a full-blown Afro and later a trimmed-down version. There was a period of pigtails, too. And now this. “A lot of people like it, but some people go, ‘What did you do to your hair?’ ” Malaya Booth said with a laugh as she turned her head to give you the full effect of her...

12:00 AM Sunday, Jul. 16, 2017

For a long time she had dreadlocks. Then came a full-blown Afro and later a trimmed-down version. There was a period of pigtails, too. And now this. “A lot of people like it, but some people go, ‘What did you do to your hair?’ ” Malaya Booth said with a laugh as she turned her head to give you the full effect of her...
Tom Archdeacon: How Grace Norman went from gold medalist to the red carpet
 How’s this for a wardrobe upgrade? She’s gone from a self-described “huge,” above-the elbow sugar-tong splint, then a short arm cast and finally a protective brace to a dazzling floor-length white dress with a gold top and fancy new shoes with gold heels that will be sure to glimmer on the red carpet. After seven intoxicating...

12:07 AM Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2017

How’s this for a wardrobe upgrade? She’s gone from a self-described “huge,” above-the elbow sugar-tong splint, then a short arm cast and finally a protective brace to a dazzling floor-length white dress with a gold top and fancy new shoes with gold heels that will be sure to glimmer on the red carpet. After seven intoxicating...
Tom Archdeacon: Mikesell on road back to Dayton Flyers after surgeries
 He admitted it used to be able to use “cuteness” to get where he wanted. Now he has to rely on his crutches. So instead of a summer spent at places like Eldora Speedway, the Troy Strawberry Festival and the Mercer and Allen County fairs, he’s spending each day in University of Dayton training room with Flyers trainer Mike...

1:44 PM Sunday, Jul. 09, 2017

He admitted it used to be able to use “cuteness” to get where he wanted. Now he has to rely on his crutches. So instead of a summer spent at places like Eldora Speedway, the Troy Strawberry Festival and the Mercer and Allen County fairs, he’s spending each day in University of Dayton training room with Flyers trainer Mike...
Tom Archdeacon: Fairgrounds’ place secure in area’s sporting lore
 It happens when he comes out of downtown Dayton on South Main. “When I’m driving by now — whether I’m going to Miami Valley Hospital or on out Main Street — I always look over there and find myself smiling,” Bing Davis said. “I remember all the wonderful experiences I had playing over in that arena...

11:30 PM Saturday, Jul. 08, 2017

It happens when he comes out of downtown Dayton on South Main. “When I’m driving by now — whether I’m going to Miami Valley Hospital or on out Main Street — I always look over there and find myself smiling,” Bing Davis said. “I remember all the wonderful experiences I had playing over in that arena...
Tom Archdeacon: Libyan Little League benefactor has a ‘real good heart’
 Long ago, he got Hawaii and Ohio mixed up and because of it there are a lot of people here today — from the Rev. Gerard Seldon, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church on Hoover Ave. to the teenage kid who hustles candy along Brown Street and the customers who line up daily for the bourbon chicken at the Bourbon Street Grill & Cafe on Brown...

7:58 PM Saturday, Jul. 01, 2017

Long ago, he got Hawaii and Ohio mixed up and because of it there are a lot of people here today — from the Rev. Gerard Seldon, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church on Hoover Ave. to the teenage kid who hustles candy along Brown Street and the customers who line up daily for the bourbon chicken at the Bourbon Street Grill & Cafe on Brown...
Tom Archdeacon: Ex-swimmer dives in to save WSU program
 According to a former Wright State University swimmer who is now an international business director for a company that manufactures medical equipment, a “large donor” has emerged and could help raise the funds needed to save the targeted WSU swimming and diving program for the coming season. “Our goal was to raise $85,000...

8:54 PM Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017

According to a former Wright State University swimmer who is now an international business director for a company that manufactures medical equipment, a “large donor” has emerged and could help raise the funds needed to save the targeted WSU swimming and diving program for the coming season. “Our goal was to raise $85,000...
Archdeacon: Right place, right time for new basketball coach at Miami
 He’s taken over a Miami University basketball program that has had eight straight losing seasons, has been to one NCAA Tournament in the past 18 years and saw attendance at Millett Hall last season drop to an announced average of 1,490 per game although, at times, the crowd looked to be almost half that size. He has taken over a team...

1:26 AM Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017

He’s taken over a Miami University basketball program that has had eight straight losing seasons, has been to one NCAA Tournament in the past 18 years and saw attendance at Millett Hall last season drop to an announced average of 1,490 per game although, at times, the crowd looked to be almost half that size. He has taken over a team...
Tom Archdeacon: A tribute to Dayton’s own pool shark, ‘The Maestro’
 It was the early 1970s — the era of the Vietnam War — and Minnesota Fats was in town to promote a Prisoner of War/ Missing in Action (POW/MIA) fundraising event at Memorial Hall. At the time Fats was a well-known, fast-talking, bigger-than-life figure in the sports world. He was known for his tall tales, engaging banter and his...

11:37 PM Thursday, Jun. 15, 2017

It was the early 1970s — the era of the Vietnam War — and Minnesota Fats was in town to promote a Prisoner of War/ Missing in Action (POW/MIA) fundraising event at Memorial Hall. At the time Fats was a well-known, fast-talking, bigger-than-life figure in the sports world. He was known for his tall tales, engaging banter and his...
Tom Archdeacon: Local legend Duffy ready to revive Miami program
 Frank Goldsberry sat in his office at Millett Hall on Thursday afternoon and told a story from a decade and a half ago that he believes relates to today. It’s from the days he was the Chaminade Julienne High School girls basketball coach and his teams weren’t just a perennial state power — 170-16 in his seven seasons &mdash...

7:59 PM Saturday, Jun. 10, 2017

Frank Goldsberry sat in his office at Millett Hall on Thursday afternoon and told a story from a decade and a half ago that he believes relates to today. It’s from the days he was the Chaminade Julienne High School girls basketball coach and his teams weren’t just a perennial state power — 170-16 in his seven seasons &mdash...
Tom Archdeacon: How Central State hurdler went from ‘knucklehead’ to national champion
 Humble pie to victory cake. “Knucklehead” to national champ. From being in his dorm room, alone and mad at the world, to being celebrated by everyone from his family, the Dunbar High School track team that just won state, the entire Central State University community, collegiate hurdlers from across the nation and even over on...

11:22 PM Thursday, Jun. 08, 2017

Humble pie to victory cake. “Knucklehead” to national champ. From being in his dorm room, alone and mad at the world, to being celebrated by everyone from his family, the Dunbar High School track team that just won state, the entire Central State University community, collegiate hurdlers from across the nation and even over on...
Tom Archdeacon: Stroll through cemetery brings legends to life
 Here are three stories from the grave: One is about a 5-foot-6 world champion bicycle racer — “The Little Dayton Demon” — who was also a famed racecar driver until he lost a leg in a flaming crash that brought fans rushing from the grandstands to save him from the flames. Though small in stature and later hobbled,...

12:50 AM Wednesday, Jun. 07, 2017

Here are three stories from the grave: One is about a 5-foot-6 world champion bicycle racer — “The Little Dayton Demon” — who was also a famed racecar driver until he lost a leg in a flaming crash that brought fans rushing from the grandstands to save him from the flames. Though small in stature and later hobbled,...
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