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Jim Naveau

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About Jim Naveau

Covers sports, including Ohio State football.

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COLUMBUS — Lima Central Catholic stayed on its feet after taking a hit that would have knocked many teams off its feet.
Then it weathered a storm that would have blown away a lot of teams.
And because they could do those things, the Thunderbirds held on for a 55-50 win over Dayton Chaminade-Julienne on Thursday night in a Division III boys

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COLUMBUS — Lima Central Catholic stayed on its feet after taking a hit that would have knocked many teams off its feet. Then it weathered a storm that would have blown away a lot of teams. And because they could do those things, the Thunderbirds held on for a 55-50 win over Dayton Chaminade-Julienne on Thursday night in a Division III boys

Maybe a few people thought about the possibility of a rematch in the boys state basketball tournament when Lima Central Catholic beat Dayton Chaminade-Julienne 64-54 on Feb. 10, but it was probably only a few.
But that rematch at 8:30 Thursday night in a Division III state semifinal game will determine one of the teams who will play for a state ch

LCC faces familiar foe

Maybe a few people thought about the possibility of a rematch in the boys state basketball tournament when Lima Central Catholic beat Dayton Chaminade-Julienne 64-54 on Feb. 10, but it was probably only a few. But that rematch at 8:30 Thursday night in a Division III state semifinal game will determine one of the teams who will play for a state ch

It was the stuff of which legends and motivation are made. But first things first.
That was the message from Lima Central Catholic boys basketball coach Frank Kill and Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph coach Babe Kwasniak on Monday.
LCC won last year's Division III state championship 64-62 over Villa Angela-St. Joseph in a game that wasn't decide

LCC and VASJ say they won't be looking ahead

It was the stuff of which legends and motivation are made. But first things first. That was the message from Lima Central Catholic boys basketball coach Frank Kill and Cleveland Villa Angela-St. Joseph coach Babe Kwasniak on Monday. LCC won last year's Division III state championship 64-62 over Villa Angela-St. Joseph in a game that wasn't decide

The story line is, of course, Lima Central Catholic's return to the boys state basketball tournament and its pursuit of a second consecutive Division III state championship.
The question is when did the Thunderbirds begin to think that they could have back-to-back dream seasons.
LCC (25-2) secured that return trip with a 54-42 win over Columbus H

LCC knew return trip was possible

The story line is, of course, Lima Central Catholic's return to the boys state basketball tournament and its pursuit of a second consecutive Division III state championship. The question is when did the Thunderbirds begin to think that they could have back-to-back dream seasons. LCC (25-2) secured that return trip with a 54-42 win over Columbus H

BOWLING GREEN — There were some changes in the cast, but the destination will be the same.
Lima Central Catholic's 54-42 win over Columbus Hartley in the Division III boys basketball regional championship game on Saturday night sent the Thunderbirds back to Columbus to try to repeat the state title they won a year ago.
LCC (25-2) will play

BOWLING GREEN — There were some changes in the cast, but the destination will be the same. Lima Central Catholic's 54-42 win over Columbus Hartley in the Division III boys basketball regional championship game on Saturday night sent the Thunderbirds back to Columbus to try to repeat the state title they won a year ago. LCC (25-2) will play

BOWLING GREEN — It was make or break time and Wayne Trace refused to break.
And with that, Delphos St. John's late-season surge was stopped one game short of the ultimate goal — the state tournament — when Wayne Trace took a 65-56 win in the Division IV boys basketball regional championship game at Bowling Green State University'

Season ends for Blue Jays

BOWLING GREEN — It was make or break time and Wayne Trace refused to break. And with that, Delphos St. John's late-season surge was stopped one game short of the ultimate goal — the state tournament — when Wayne Trace took a 65-56 win in the Division IV boys basketball regional championship game at Bowling Green State University'

TOLEDO — This time was going to be different. Very different.
That became apparent early in Lima Senior's 62-41 win over Toledo St. John's in a Division I boys basketball regional semifinal Thursday night at Savage Arena.
The Spartans (23-3) dominated from beginning to end against a team that beat them twice earlier this season, had beaten

Three's a charm for Spartans

TOLEDO — This time was going to be different. Very different. That became apparent early in Lima Senior's 62-41 win over Toledo St. John's in a Division I boys basketball regional semifinal Thursday night at Savage Arena. The Spartans (23-3) dominated from beginning to end against a team that beat them twice earlier this season, had beaten

BOWLING GREEN — The winner's reward is always a victory and grudging admiration.
Lima Central Catholic and Ottawa-Glandorf have faced each other the last four years in the Division III boys basketball regional tournament, and this time the Thunderbirds came away with a 72-63 win on Wednesday night in a semifinal.
Last year, LCC stopped the

T-Birds halt Titans

BOWLING GREEN — The winner's reward is always a victory and grudging admiration. Lima Central Catholic and Ottawa-Glandorf have faced each other the last four years in the Division III boys basketball regional tournament, and this time the Thunderbirds came away with a 72-63 win on Wednesday night in a semifinal. Last year, LCC stopped the

LIMA – NCAA brackets, the return of baseball and advertisements for tuxedo rentals for proms are all signs of impending spring.
And so is Lima Central Catholic playing Ottawa-Glandorf in a regional or district boys basketball tournament. At least recently it seems it is.
When LCC takes on O-G at 8 p.m. Wednesday in a semifinal of the Divisi

LCC gets boost from Cobbs' toughness

LIMA – NCAA brackets, the return of baseball and advertisements for tuxedo rentals for proms are all signs of impending spring. And so is Lima Central Catholic playing Ottawa-Glandorf in a regional or district boys basketball tournament. At least recently it seems it is. When LCC takes on O-G at 8 p.m. Wednesday in a semifinal of the Divisi

DELPHOS — A home court advantage – some of it real, some of it imagined – is something that has long been associated with Delphos St. John's basketball.
But it was a big win away from Robert A. Arnzen gymnasium that might have been a turning point for St. John's boys basketball team this season and set them on a course that has t

Blue Jays point to Versailles as turning point

DELPHOS — A home court advantage – some of it real, some of it imagined – is something that has long been associated with Delphos St. John's basketball. But it was a big win away from Robert A. Arnzen gymnasium that might have been a turning point for St. John's boys basketball team this season and set them on a course that has t

ADA — Before Lima Central Catholic's 45-44 win over St. Henry in the Ohio Northern Division III boys basketball district championship game on Saturday night, some people were comparing it to a regional.
By the time it was over, the ante had been upped to a higher level.
LCC coach Frank Kill compared the back-and-forth battle between the Thu

LCC survives tussle against St. Henry

ADA — Before Lima Central Catholic's 45-44 win over St. Henry in the Ohio Northern Division III boys basketball district championship game on Saturday night, some people were comparing it to a regional. By the time it was over, the ante had been upped to a higher level. LCC coach Frank Kill compared the back-and-forth battle between the Thu

ELIDA – It always comes back to defense for Delphos St. John's.
Even on a night when the Blue Jays shot 58 percent and put up the trick shot of the season in a 49-42 win over Columbus Grove in the Elida Division IV boys basketball district championship game on Friday night, it came back to defense.
With the outcome still very much in questi

Defense drives Delphos St. John's

ELIDA – It always comes back to defense for Delphos St. John's. Even on a night when the Blue Jays shot 58 percent and put up the trick shot of the season in a 49-42 win over Columbus Grove in the Elida Division IV boys basketball district championship game on Friday night, it came back to defense. With the outcome still very much in questi

Lima Senior point guard Xavier Simpson has been named Division I boys Player of the Year on The Associated Press All-Northwest Ohio basketball team. He is one of 14 area players to receive first-team honors on the All-Northwest Ohio team. Simpson, a 6-foot junior guard, is ranked one of the top 10 prospects regardless of position in Ohio by some

FINDLAY — Findlay didn't really have an answer for the kind of defense Lima Senior played in a 45-32 win over the Trojans in a Division I boys basketball district semifinal at Liberty-Benton on Thursday night.
In fact, the Trojans didn't even have much of an opening statement.
Lima Senior (21-3) jumped out to an 18-7 lead in the game's firs

Spartans quick out of gate

FINDLAY — Findlay didn't really have an answer for the kind of defense Lima Senior played in a 45-32 win over the Trojans in a Division I boys basketball district semifinal at Liberty-Benton on Thursday night. In fact, the Trojans didn't even have much of an opening statement. Lima Senior (21-3) jumped out to an 18-7 lead in the game's firs

No quick answer for Ohio State QB question

COLUMBUS — Motivation? Urban Meyer isn't worried about that. Picking a quarterback? There's no hurry to decide that. But there was something that worried Ohio State's football coach when the Buckeyes hit the indoor field for the first day of spring practice on Tuesday. It didn't reach the level of the “clown show” label he put

COLUMBUS – Motivation? Urban Meyer isn't worried about that.
Picking a quarterback? There's no hurry to decide that.
But there was something that worried Ohio State's football coach when the Buckeyes hit the indoor field for the first day of spring practice on Tuesday.
It didn't reach the level of the “clown show” label he put

No quick answer to Ohio State QB question

COLUMBUS – Motivation? Urban Meyer isn't worried about that. Picking a quarterback? There's no hurry to decide that. But there was something that worried Ohio State's football coach when the Buckeyes hit the indoor field for the first day of spring practice on Tuesday. It didn't reach the level of the “clown show” label he put

No quick answer for Ohio State QB question

COLUMBUS — Motivation? Urban Meyer isn't worried about that. Picking a quarterback? There's no hurry to decide that. But there was something that worried Ohio State's football coach when the Buckeyes hit the indoor field for the first day of spring practice on Tuesday. It didn't reach the level of the “clown show” label he put

Meyer doesn't know who will win QB competition

COLUMBUS — Ohio State opened spring football practice on Tuesday and Urban Meyer said the decision about who will be the Buckeyes' starting quarterback is still a long way from being decided. “How is it going to play out? I don't know,” OSU's coach said. Read more inThe Lima News on Wednesday about what Meyer had to say after th

COLUMBUS – Motivation? Urban Meyer isn't worried about that.
Picking a quarterback? There's no hurry to decide that.
But there was something that worried Ohio State's football coach when the Buckeyes hit the indoor field for the first day of spring practice on Tuesday.
It didn't reach the level of the “clown show” label he put

No quick answer to Ohio State QB question

COLUMBUS – Motivation? Urban Meyer isn't worried about that. Picking a quarterback? There's no hurry to decide that. But there was something that worried Ohio State's football coach when the Buckeyes hit the indoor field for the first day of spring practice on Tuesday. It didn't reach the level of the “clown show” label he put

It was unexpected and that was something that made it even more enjoyable.
Winning a national championship with your third-string quarterback is something not many people saw coming when Ohio State became the first college football national champion in the playoff era in January.
It has been celebrated since the night of Jan. 12 when Ohio State b

OSU officially turns the page to 2015 season this week

It was unexpected and that was something that made it even more enjoyable. Winning a national championship with your third-string quarterback is something not many people saw coming when Ohio State became the first college football national champion in the playoff era in January. It has been celebrated since the night of Jan. 12 when Ohio State b





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