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HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE, Live this morning at 10:45, Jackson Center vs. Africentric on our website

 

Shawon Wilson, Africentric

HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE returns to the airwaves this morning after a week’s hiatus.

The Ohio Division IV State semifinals from the Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State, as the Jackson Center Tigers (26-0) take on Columbus City League South Division member, Africentric Nubians.

Game time is 10:45 a.m. live on the website. You can LISTEN LIVE by clicking here.

If the link fails, here’s another way to listen to the game live.

Go to the HIGH SCHOOL BOUNCE page in the upper right hand corner, click it and scroll down to the March 22 game and click listen and the game comes up there. We’ll be on the air 30 minutes before the game with our usual information.

Africentric head coach Michael Bates

Jackson Center, from Jackson Center, Ohio in Shelby County, plays in the Shelby County League where they were the champions. Other members include, the Anna Rockets, Botkins Trojans, Sidney Fairlawn Jets, Fort Loramie Redskins, Houston Wildcats and the Russia Raiders.

Hosie Smith, Africentric

To get to the Division IV Final Four, the Tigers, coached by athletic director Scott Elchert, beat Tri-Village in overtime in the district championship game, St. Henry in the regional semifinals and Dayton Jefferson in the regional finals.

They are led by senior Andy Hoying, the Southwest District Player of the Year. Their other starters include senior Tony Opperman, juniors Alex Meyer, Trey Elchert and Eric Ryder.

Off the bench, Jackson Center turns to freshman Gavin Wildermuth and junior Levi Winner.

Justin Miller, Africentric

The Tigers are very stingy on defense, giving up a shade over 40 points a game.

Jackson Center is making their third trip to Columbus and the Final Four, but their first since their championship year of 1985.

They are one of only two unbeaten schools left in the State of Ohio.

The Africentric Nubians are 22-3 and members of the Columbus City League South Division where they were runnerups to champion Walnut Ridge. Two of their losses were to the Scots and the other was to Division III powerhouse Bloom-Carroll.

The Nubians are making their third trip to the State’s Final Four and second straight. Last year, they lost to eventual Division III champion Cincinnati Taft.

In their tournament run, Africentric have outscored opponents 78.7 to 34.3 points per game in 6 wins over Columbus International, Gilead Christian, Northside Christian, Millersport, Newark Catholic and Beaver Eastern.

Trevon Saunders, Africentric

Beaver Eastern scored 43 points on the Nubians in the regional final and those are the most their given up in the tournament in one game.

The Nubians, who will play 10-15 players to wear the opponent down, are led by juniors Kenny Robinson, Trevon Saunders, Kejuan Skinner-Byrd, Cyquil Tucker and Newshawn Walls. Top seniors include Fuquan Tucker, Delquan Black, Hosie Smith, Justin Miller and freshman Jaquan Harrison.

Kenny Robinson, Africentric

The winner of the Jackson Center-Africentric game will play the winner of the Berlin Hiland (24-1)-Arlington (23-3) game on Saturday morning at 10:30.

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS: Sade, Springfield native John Legend coming to Value City Arena

Sade Adu (file photo)

John Legend in Springfield, Ohio in 2008 (photo by Morhange via wikipedia commons)

Sade, British singer-songwriter from Nigeria and Springfield, Ohio native John Legend, an R&B singer-songwriter, will be performing in concert at Value City Arena on July 10.

Tickets will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. April 2 at the Schottenstein Center box office, www.livenation.com and at Ticketmaster outlets at 1-800-745-3000, www.ticketmaster.com.

Tickets range from $49.50 to $152.50.

compiled from Radio, TV & Entertainment news

Cavaliers beat Milwaukee Bucks, 83-77 in Columbus

Schottenstein Center hosted the Cavs-Bucks game (file photo)

Ramon Sessions led Cavs effort (NBA)

The Cleveland Cavaliers have surprised several NBA experts with their play during the exhibition season.

They no longer have LeBron James to lead the way.

Mo Williams and Anderson Varejao have missed most of the preseason with injuries and family reasons. But the team posted a 6-2 record.

Thursday night at the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio, Ramon Sessions scored 26 points, Anthony Parker added 18 as the Cavs beat the Micheal Redd-less Milwaukee Bucks, 83-77 in their final exhibition game.

Sessions, a former Milwaukee draft pick, started the game at point guard for Mo Williams who left the team to be with family following the death of his father-in-law.

Daniel Gibson also missed the game with a mild neck strain and is day-to-day.

The Cavaliers led at the half, 42-40. But they trailed for most of the fourth quarter, but closed the game out with a dominating 25-14 run in the last four minutes due to several costly turnovers by the Bucks.

Chris Douglas-Roberts led the Bucks with 16 points.

compiled from staff & Cleveland Cavaliers & NBA news

ENTERTAINMENT FOR FRIDAY JULY 30, 2010: Alamanacs, News and Celebrity Birthdays

 

DAILY ALMANACS

 

Today is Friday, July 30, the 211th day of 2010. There are 154 days remaining before 2011.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

 

* On July 30, 1945, during World War II, the USS Indianapolis, which had just delievered components for the atomic bomb that would be dropped on Hiroshima, was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in the Philippine Sea; only 316 of the 1,200 crewman survived.

* In 1918, poet Joyce Kramer, a sergeant in the 165th U.S. Infantry Regiment, was killed during the Second Battle of the Marme in World War I. Kilmer is best-remembered for the poem Trees.

* In 1932, the Summer Olympic Games opened in Los Angeles.

* In 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Medicare bill, which went into effect the following year.

* Ten years ago, July 30, 2000. President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela won a six-year term in a landslide re-election.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Allen "Bud" Selig (mlb)

 

* Country music star Hank Williams, Jr. and his “Rowdy Friends Tour” will be visiting Columbus, Ohio in Value City Arena on October 8.

The “Rowdy Friends” are singer-songwriters Jamey Johnson, Colt Ford, Josh Thompson and the Grascals, who toured with Dolly Parton for two years.

Tickets are on sale now at the Schottenstein Center box office or through ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000) or http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Ticket prices range from $33 to $153.50.

* Actress Amanda Bynes of “She’s the Man” and the movie “Hairspray”, has unretired as of now. She had a change of heart from ber stunning announcement of a few weeks ago that she was retiring because acting wasn’t fun anymore. The 24-year-old star changed her mind after being convinced by family, friends and hollywood directors that she has much more to accomplish.

*Condoleeza Rice and Aretha Franklin got together for a charity concert on Tuesday night in Philadelphia. The former U.S. Secretary of State who is a trained classical music pianist, was asked by Franklin, the Queen of Soul, to join her in a duet to raise money to help Urban children.

They wer backed by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Rice played Franklin sang I Say a Little Prayer and My Country ‘Tis of Thee.

Rice also performed a segment of Mozart’s Piano Concerto number 20 in D Minor. Rice said it was the first time she played with an orchestra since she was 18 years old.

President Barack Obama (file)

* President Barack Obama made a visit to ABC-TV’s The View on Wednesday  to tape an episode that aired Thursday. All five co-hosts were on hand to ask the nation’s leader questions about the economy, unemployment and the Gulf Oil spill.

He became the first sitting president to appear on a daytime talk show because he said he wanted to appear on a program that his wife, Michelle, watches.

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY

 

79 Bud Selig, Major League Baseball commissioner and former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers.

69 Paul Anka, singer.

63 Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor, founder of the Arnold Classic and California governor.

49 Laurence Fishburne, actor.

41 Simon Baker, actor of the TV show The Mentalist.

36 Hilary Swank, actress of the movie Million Dollar Baby and wife of actor Chad Lowe.

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT: Mark Osiecki new Ohio State hockey coach (Part 2)

Mark Osiecki UW photo)

Ohio State’s new hockey coach Mark Osiecki has so many things on his plate before thinking about a game plan for next season. Look at the roster to see what is needed; hire a coaching staff; recruiting; move his family from Madison, Wisconsin and then become familiar with Columbus, Ohio and Ohio State University’s campus, students, faculty, staff, alumni, board of trustees and the schools many sponsors and contributors.

The former University of Wisconsin assistant says he won’t totally clean house like most coaches do to send an early message. But the most important thing he said is that there is a locker room full of “damn good hockey players”. But still there can be better players out there.

During his introductory press conference at the Schottenstein Center this past Tuesday is Coach Osiecki said that he knows what young men want when they sign a letter of intent to play college hockey, it’s an NHL career and he is willing to do everything he can to get them there if they’re willing to meet him halfway.

One of my fellow media colleagues in the interview room whispered in my ear that Osiecki sounded like Jim Tressel and Thad Matta in that respect. They want to recruit kids who yearn to be professionals after their Ohio State years. Most high school athletes today think pros first and college second.

Says Osiecki on the recruiting game, “You want the most talented player, hands down. You have to try to get a couple of those kids every year. The problem is, they sign (a pro contract) after year one or year two and you never get rewarded for the fruits of your labor. But you’ve got to be in those battles.”

SOUNDS FROM THE HOCKEY PRESS CONFERENCE (To listen to an audio file, click on the link)

44 907 Mark Osiecki OSU hockey coach Is Value City Arena too vast of a building (Mega)

44 908 Mark Osiecki OSU hockey coach Competing with the Blue Jackets is that a detriment (Mega)

44 909 Mark Osiecki OSU hockey coach What type of system does he employ as a coach (Mega)

44 911 Mark Osiecki OSU hockey coach When OSU called him on the phone, any hesitation (Mega)

44 912 Mark Osiecki OSU hockey coach Was there any reservations about taking the job (Mega)

44 913 Mark Osiecki OSU hockey coach His talk with football coach Jim Tressel (Mega)

44 914 Mark Osiecki OSU hockey coach What was Jim Tressel’s advice (Mega)

44 916 Mark Osiecki OSU hockey coach What did Dean Blais former CBJ assistant say about Columbus (Mega)

Part 3 with Coach Osiecki will be on Monday May 10.