Record-setting performance

At Saturday’s Division III district track meet at Graham, West Liberty-Salem’s Delaney Jones (pictured) powered the Tigers to a team title with three individual first-place finishes: the 100 dash (12.15; district record), 200 dash (25.13; district record and school record) and long jump (16-7.25). Jones also ran on the first-place 4x100 relay team with Tori Douthwaite, Gwen McCullough and Chloe Griffith. See more track coverage on today’s Sports page.

Fire destroys barn

Matt’s Take – Misery loves company

The Cincinnati Reds lost their 7th straight series over the weekend which drops their record to 9 games below .500 before the end of May. Woof! Throughout life, we often learn that misery loves company and this certainly occurred on Sunday, as I forced my in-laws to watch the tenth inning meltdown with me before they could leave my house. If I have to watch Ohtani walk-off the Reds, I might as well ruin their Sunday as well so we can all live in pity (teasing of course). In all honesty, I am having the least amount of fun in my many years of watching Reds baseball and I have certainly watched worse teams than this one. The injuries, the expectations, the one-run losses, it simply is a cluster of issues piling on and practically eliminating this team from doing anything in the playoffs before the end of May. Playoffs though? Who am I kidding at this point? It’ll be a miracle if this team ever sees .500 again and I hate it for the fan base. Take this as a lesson learned and let your in-laws leave your house before you force them to watch a late game meltdown.


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