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Kellogg leads Ohio to win over Akron

Nick Kellogg (courtesy of Ohio athletics)

Columbus DeSales graduate Nick Kellogg, son of former Ohio State & NBA star Clark Kellogg, scored a season-high 23 points, D.J. Cooper had a season-high 15 assists and the Bobcats of Ohio University led from the opening jump ball.

Ohio beat Akron 79-70 in Mid-American Conference action.

Kellogg made 6 of 9 shots from three-point range, and Cooper added 13 points and eight boards.

Steve McNees led Akron with 15 points.

Ohio is 8-8 on the season, 1-1. Akron drops to 10-6, 1-1.

compiled from Ohio athletics news

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT: Noah Key, Columbus Bishop Hartley High School, running back/defensive back


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I had a chance last week to go watch football practice at Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus.  I had chance to watch one of the area’s top football teams as well as one of top programs in the state. There are several top-notch players on the Hawks team. On this day, I was going to interview Noah Key, one of the leaders on the team. I had thought back a few years in the past and on the same field and at the same school, I had interviewed his dad, David Key in the 1980′s.

His dad, played at the University of Michigan and in the NFL. So I’m sure that name is familiar to most football fans.


Hartley Hawks RB/DB Noah Key (

Noah is just as talented as his dad and I noticed one thing, they both have worn the uniform number 44 for the Hartley Hawks.

I’m sure that Noah probably gets most of the interview requests for the Bishop Hartley football team, but he gladly talked about his other teammates and made sure they’re talents are known as well.

At quarterback, there’s Austin Underwood, a 6’3, 180 pound senior who is a 3-year starter. Underwood completed 65 percent of his passes a year ago.

Linebacker Jarrod Zang, a junior, was all-league and district as a sophomore and freshman.

Bishop Hartley has some of the best facilities in the area. (

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The Hawks, who play in the Central Catholic League, Gold Division, returned three first-team All-Central District performers in Evan Jackson, a defensive and offensive lineman, Joey Moore, an offensive lineman and Noah Key.

Their second-team All-Central District members include linebacker Jawaun Woodley, a sophomore who led the team in tackles as a freshman. Kicker Brent Wahle is the other honoree.

Noah Key is a leader in the defensive backfield along with Omar Lane. That area of the team has two new starters, but is progressing well according to Key. They’re probably doing well, because David Key is the Hartley secondary coach and the players couldn’t ask for a better teacher.

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Hartley working on a special teams drill (

The Hartley Hawks, who play in Division 4, Region 15 in the state, have been on a mission this year. The mission is called “A Playoff Run.”  In 2009, despite finishing a solid 7-3, they fell short of the playoffs which means a great deal  to schools like Bishop Hartley who build teams for that purpose.

With 14 starters returning in 2010, 4 of the top 5 offensive lineman back, they want the state playoffs and a championship.

One of the most exciting players in the Central Ohio area, Noah Key is 6’0, 180 and very fast. In 2009, he rushed for 1,241 yards and 20 touchdowns. He is a threat in the return game as well, running back two kickoffs for a touchdown last season.

His dad, David ran for a total of 4,109 yards in his career at Hartley. I asked Noah can he break it and he said he would love to do it but will probably fall short. He wants wins and championships however.

This season, the Hawks are off and flying again at 4-1. The only blemish was an overtime loss at Elyria Catholic in week 4. They play eight teams who had  7 or more wins in 2009.

Here’s their results as of week 5.

Week 1 August 27 Amanda-Clearcreek. Hawks won 48-10 as Noah Key and Omar Lane scored four 1st half touchdowns. Key had TD runs of 75 and 35 yard scoring runs. Lane had 66 yards and two touchdowns.

Week 2 September 3 At Columbus Academy. This has developed into a nice rivalry among two of Columbus’ top private schools. The Hawks go to 2-0 with a 42-34 win. Hartley had 405 yards of offense. Noah Key had 318 yards on 24 carries and scored 4 touchdowns of (47, 6,80 and 4 yards).

Week 3 September 10 Bexley. This game is between two rivals located in the same area. The suburb of Bexley, starts about 3 blocks from the Hartley campus. Hartley wins the game 54-7 and goes to 3-0. The offensive unit put up 538 rushing yards on 59 carries. Jarrod Zang  ran for 110 yards and 1 touchdown and Noah Key ran for 203 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Week 4 September 17, At Elyria Catholic. The Hartley football team traveled to Lorain County to play in the Cleveland area. Eventhough they lost, 34-28 in overtime to fall to 3-1, the team proved once again that Columbus schools can play with the Cleveland area football teams.

Noah Key was held to 70 yards and 2 touchdowns if you can call that holding him down. But Jarrod Zang stepped up and rushed for 159 yards on 13 carries.

The only negatives in the game for Bishop Hartley is that they missed a 41-yard field goal in the 4th quarter and lost a fumble in overtime.

Week 5 September 24 Hartley hosted Villa Angela-St. Joseph out of Cleveland. If that school sounds familiar, it should. Former Ohio State and Indiana Pacers star Clark Kellogg graduated from there when it was just Cleveland St. Joseph High School.

The Hawks got back on the winning side of things with a 37-8 score. They are 4-1.

The rest of the schedule is:

Week 6 October 1 Columbus Grove.

Week7 October 9 Dayton Thurgood Marshall, which is the old Colonel White High School and the school was rebuilt on the grounds of the old Dayton Nettie Lee Roth High School.

Week 8 October 15 At Ironton.

Week 9 At Spencerville.

Week 10 Columbus Bishop Ready.

According to several recruiting services, Noah Key has visited Ohio State and Michigan and has received interest from some Mid-American Conference and lower tier Big 10 schools.

Wherever Noah Key ends up, that school is going to get a fine athlete, student and citizen from a solid family!

Special thanks goes out to Bishop Hartley head football coach Brad Birchfield for allowing us to cover practice and take photos. Also to Noah Key for taking time after a hard fought practice to grant us an interview. Good Luck to the Hawks!

DeSales beats Logan Elm, 62-50 behind Ohio-bound Nick Kellogg

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Nick Kellogg leads DeSales

Nick Kellogg, son of former OSU and NBA star, Clark Kellogg playing Thursday night at the Convocation Center at Ohio University was only fitting. It’s where he’ll continue his playing career with the Bobcats.

He had a nice game, scoring 21 points in leading Columbus DeSales to a 62-50 win over Logan Elm. The Athens, Ohio crowd was getting a glimpse of what they might be seeing in the next four years.

Kellogg and his teammates will get another chance on Saturday as the Stallions will play Zanesville for the Division II regional championship in The Convo.

DeSales started slowly because of sloppy play and turnovers. Logan Elm took advantage and led 15-11 after the first quarter.

In the second quarter, DeSales got themselves under control and went on an 11-0 run to lead 46-35 after 3 quarters and the game was essentially over.

Nick Kellogg also added a perfect 10-for-10 at the free throw line to go with his 21 points.

Purdue deals Buckeyes key Big Ten loss


When Ohio State looks back on their most recent loss, 60-57 to number 4 Purdue, several elements of the game will stick out: down 7-0 early, only nine field goals in the first half, 23 total points, 1 assist, 10 turnovers and most of all, a poorly played first 10 minutes of the game.

A sellout crowd of 19,049 knew that if it weren’t for Evan Turner’s 13 first half points, the halftime score would’ve been 36-10 instead of the actual 36-23.

The game started at an usual time of 6:30 pm, not the usual 7:00 start and it showed as Purdue dominated the first half, shooting 60 percent and were led by JaJuan Johnson with 15 points and reserve Keaton Grant scoring 11. Nowhere to be found was star forward Robbie Hummel, who blistered the Buckeyes in West Lafayette on January 12 for 35 points; he had O points and was in foul trouble with two.

Anyone who follows the Big Ten, knows that Purdue is very strong defensively. They hold opponents to 61.3 ppg and have forced several teams into long field goal droughts: Central Michigan into three droughts of 5 minutes each; held Alabama without a field goal the final 8:45 of regulation; Tennessee 7:58 of the second half; Penn State for a span of seven minutes and Wisconsin 6:51 of the second half. Ohio State felt the defensive pressure last night as well because they didn’t score a basket the first 3:19 of the game. The Buckeyes had three turnovers in a row and four of the first seven possessions.

In the second half, it was evident that Ohio State head coach Thad Matta had made key adjustments on offense as Evan Turner took control of the game and the defense employed a fullcourt press which made the Boilermakers very uncomfortable. Turner during the second scored on almost every possession and in the process, passed up Clark Kellogg on the OSU all-time scoring list and into 24th place.

William Buford, who took only two shots and scored no points in the first half, came out in the second and got open enough to score 5 straight points to cut the Purdue lead to 48-46 at the 9:44 mark.

After a Purdue time out at the 9:44 mark, the Buckeyes got too anxious and kept shooting threes the next four trips down the floor ended with no points. Purdue on the other hand, ran their offense and upped the lead to 60-52. They had a chance to tie the game at 60, but John Diebler’s 21-foot three-point shot hit high off the back of the rim and the Buckeyes lost their chance to take a half game lead on Michigan State and full game over Purdue. Instead, they’re trailing Purdue and Michigan State who are 10-3.

Purdue was led by center JaJuan Johnson with 24 points followed by E’twaum Moore with 15 and Keaton Grant adding 13. Ohio State was led by NBA prospect Evan Turner with a game-high 29.

Purdue now leads the series 82-81 and with the win, their first ever at Value City Arena (1-9) and the first in Columbus since February 7, 1998. The Boilermakers have won eight games in a row.




Purdue’s Junior class trio of E’twaum Moore, JaJuan Johnson and Robbie Hummel are all 1,000 point scorers for the first time in a decade at the school. The trio are also team captains.

This is Purdue’s fourth straight 20-win season. In the Big Ten, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin join them in that group.

The senior tandem of Keaton Grant and Chris Kramer have the potential to rank among Purdue’s all-time leaders in terms of playing in Boilermaker victories. Currently they’ve won 96. The 1996 and 1997 classes lead the way with 98 wins.

Now in its 43rd year as the home of the Boilermakers, Mackey Arena has provided Purdue with one of the top home-court advantages in all of college basketball. Purdue won their 500th game there on January 5, beating Minnesota. The all-time record at Mackey is 504-115 (.814).