In two weeks we will know who will have that infamous one-game playoff to move to the next round in the World Series chase. I like the idea of an expanded playoff, because when you play 162 games and you have one of the top records in baseball, you should be rewarded–especially the way the National League Central has gone this year. At one point these 3 teams–Pirates, Cardinals, and Reds–had the best 3 records in all of baseball. However, when you just play one game of “winner take all”, 162 games seems like a lot of wasted effort. I know they don’t want to play in November, but there has to be a way of making this first round 2 out of 3 and still getting the rest of the playoff games in. If you can’t play 7 games in 10 days or less, I think there is something wrong with your training program. I feel there are too many days off, especially when you get down to the final round. At least in this system, you do get to decide it on the field playing a contest rather than some arbitrary formula for picking the one team that is going on. We have seen this too many times in other sports. Especially by some high school athletic associations. A few years ago a 10-0 football team in Cincinnati did not make the playoffs because of their weird formula, and a team with a 4-6 record did. The reason was that the 10-0 team didn’t play a tough enough schedule. What a crock! Let’s hope the Reds win this one game if that is the situation they are in and get a chance to redeem last year’s debacle.
Franklin County-Adam Crouch (138).The best of luck this Weekend! Milan-Ashton Myers (120), Shane Lonneman (132), Brady Myers (285).Lawrenceburg-Corbin Walston (132), Jayce Bohan (145), Noah Rowlett (220).South Dearborn-Dylan McGill (182), Jackson Goodall (285).Batesville-JT Linkel (145), Josh Mobley (152).Greensburg-Evan Bray (120), Eric Lowe (160). 27 Area Wrestlers will be participating at The Semi-States at New Castle on Saturday, February 15th.Seven Regional Champs are amongst the qualifiers. 106 #.Garrett Condo-Milan. 113 #-Blake Wolf of East Central. 145 #-Ben Wolf of East Central.152 #-Bryer Hall of East Central. 182 #-Kole Viel of East Central. 126 #-Eli Otto of South Dearborn. 160 #- Andrew Roth of Lawrenceburg. In addition, from East Central-Dylan Lengerich (106), Tyler Schneider (120), Rider Searcy (126), Charlie Euson (138), Kasey Carr (160), Brady Rullman (170), Kyle Krummen (195).
Chrisann Gordon..opens 2017 400 meters season with personal best Jamaica’s Olympic mile relay silver medalist, Chrisann Gordon opened her 2017 athletic season with a personal best over 400 meters at Saturday’s LSU Alumni Gold track and field meet.Gordon, 22, represented Jamaica at the Rio Olympics as a member of the country’s mile relay squad. She finished in a time of 50.64 seconds at the Bernie Moore Track Stadium.Gordon, who represents Texas University, bettered her previous best of 51.02, done last year in San Salvador.American two-time World Championships mile relay gold medal winner, Jessica Beard who was representing Empire Athletics and Zola Golden, also of Texas University, was were second and third respectively.