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National:1866 - The Cincinnati Baseball Club, aka the Red Stockings, forms1925 - Lou Gehrig hits the first of his 23 career grand slams2009 - Mark Buehrle becomes 18th pitcher in MLB history to throw a perfect gameLocal:1964 - Joe Hiestand was featured in the July issue of American Rifleman as their shooting champion of the month1964 - The Annual Little League Tournament in Hillsboro ha...

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Reluctantly, I join the M.J., King James debate

This past weekend, in Los Angeles, Clippers guard Jamal Crawford introduced Kobe Bryant as “this generation’s Michael Jordan.” While I’ve never really felt the need to put myself in the debate of who’s the best basketball player of all time, this quote made me jump into it with both feet.Kobe Bryant is not this, nor any other generation’s Michael Jordan.Jordan is Jordan. Period.And before someone thinks, “well he’...

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Rotary goes 16-0 during summer season

The Rotary Club’s 10U baseball team is fresh off their undefeated season out at Shaffer park, going 16-0 overall this summer.“There are two things you really need to make this kind of season happen, great kids and great parents,” coach Rodney Captain said on Monday. “These parents did a great job of getting the kids to every practice and every game and were helpful in getting the kids to work on what we needed them to while they were home. Helping them to ge...

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All-Stars go undefeated in recent tournament

The Hillsboro All - Stars 10U team, comprised of youngsters from teams that have played all summer at Richard Shaffer Park this season, played in their first tournament as a team this weekend. They played four games all together and ended the weekend undefeated tournament champions.“This was the first time these kids had played together as a team,” Hillsboro All-Star coach Tim Parry said on the phone. “All these kids have been playing all summer out at Shaffer Par...

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Sports Briefs

HHS Basketball Golf ScrambleThe Hillsboro Basketball team will hold its 5th annual Alumni Golf Scramble on Saturday, August 2 at the Hillsboro Elks Golf Course.Tee times are available for both morning and afternoon.The cost is $200 a team and prizes will be awarded. There is also a 10,000 hole-in-one prize. Lunch & appetizers will be provided and there will be a social time after the event.If you have any questions, contact Bruce Mi...

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Tournament of Champions hoping to dodge weather

Bruce Davis, in charge of the Tournament of Champions this weekend and next, is hoping that the weather will be cooperative. The first day of the tournament (Friday) has already been rained out and the forecast looks bleak for the rest of the weekend.As for the rained out games, Davis said they have yet to decide what to do about making them up.“I actually don’t know yet,” Davis said when asked what they would do about the rained out Friday night games....

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Leesburg Babe Ruth close out season

The Leesburg Babe Ruth team closed out their season with a 3-1 loss on Tuesday. They finished with an overall record of 7-6.Jacob Bowman led the team at the plate going 2-for-3 with an RBI and Ethan Cornwell was 1-for-3.Cornwell tossed the first three innings and was the losing pitcher. He gave up up four hits and three runs, none of them earned. Hunter Dixon went the final two innings giving up no hits and struck out three batters.Coach Bowman wants to thank ...

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To specialize or not to specialize?

“You can be average at several things or great at one.”When asked my opinion on the “should kids specialize in sports” topic, this saying is the first thing that comes to mind. Now before anyone gets their pants in a bunch, I only agree with it to a certain point.Growing up, I played baseball and basketball and ran one year of cross country in high school. I went on to play baseball at the Division I and Division II levels and got an education and...

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Lynchburg Fireballs go undefeated

The Lynchburg Fireballs went undefeated this season with a current record of 20-0. They finished the regular season 16-0, winning the North Division in District 26 Knothole. They then moved on to their District Tournament with a record of 4-0 and taking home first place. Front Row (kneeling) L-R: Landon West, Caden Fyffe, Braedon West, Layne Ellis, Trey Pitzer. Second Row L-R: Logan Warner, TJ Mootz, Ian Waits, Brady Chisman, Logan Shope, Garrett Reno, Luke Smith (not pictured Kellan Schniede...

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LeBron is back…. Let’s go Reds!

When LeBron James made his announcement that he was returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday morning, I immediately started thinking of a column idea. When I came into work on Friday afternoon, I started writing one. A couple hours later, I had a finished column and then I deleted it because honestly, it wasn’t that great. The problem was that I didn’t really care all that much to even put an opinion about it onto paper.Then the Times-Gazette posted a que...

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Hillsboro’s Sear signs with SSCC

 Hillsboro High School standout Wesley Sears has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Southern State Community College. ...

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