REDS DROP JOHNSON, WOHLERS
The Reds released catcher Brian Johnson on Friday and officially asssigned his backup spot to rookie Jason LaRue.
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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
Top-ranked Elder smothered Moeller and set up a showdown with No. 2 St. Xavier next week. Other big winners: Bellevue over Beechwood, Dixie Heights over Holmes, McNicholas over Purcell Marian, Kings over Ross.
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Sports Headlines for Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999
T I M S U L L I V A N S P O R T S
Brown not going despite what you say
Mike Brown is going nowhere fast. He keeps losing, and he won't leave. He would rather run the Cincinnati Bengals into the ground than allow someone else to steer.
B E N G A L S
Injured Tumulty yearns to return
The Bengals are getting thrashed this season, and Tom Tumulty is aching to be a part of it.
Akili sequestered 'to focus on game'
Coach Bruce Coslet has kept quarterback Akili Smith off limits to the media since midweek, with the rookie set to make his first NFL start Sunday in Cleveland.
C O L L E G E F O O T B A L L
QB has higher hopes for UC
If you had told most followers of UC football their team would be 2-2 entering Conference USA play, there would have been little dismay and even less surprise among their reactions.
Injuries nearly ground Miami
This is the kind of year it has been at Miami: Dustin Cohen, the team's star linebacker, will play some tight end today when the RedHawks visit Bowling Green.
Buckeyes hope to cool Brees
To say this is a big game for Ohio State doesn't even come close. This is a monumental game if the Buckeyes have any hopes of even making the likes of the Alamo or Sun Bowls.
Cooper's contract extended
Ohio State football coach John Cooper has plenty of critics in Columbus, but he gets only support from his athletic department bosses. The school Friday announced a contract extension that will pay Cooper more than $1 million annually to stay at Ohio State through 2004. After March 1, 2002, the parties can renegotiate.
UK faces winless Gamecocks
COLUMBIA, S.C. The Kentucky Wildcats (3-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) are coming off one of their biggest victories during coach Hal Mumme's three years, a 31-20 win over the then-20th-ranked Razorbacks.
U C B A S K E T B A L L
Lakers release Levett
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. The Los Angeles Lakers have granted rookie Melvin Levett's request to be released.
H O C K E Y
HOUSTON 4, CYCLONES 2
The Cincinnati Cyclones will meet their public at the second annual Welcome Back Cookout today. Maybe their fans can inspire them to beat Houston when the Cyclones get a rematch with the Aeros at 6p.m. Sunday.
H I G H S C H O O L S
Elder, 28, Moeller 18
In the aftermath of his team's impressive 28-18 victory over Moeller on Friday night, Elder coach Doug Ramsey allowed himself the luxury of looking ahead one week.
Bellevue 17, Beechwood 0
BELLEVUE This was a red-letter day for a blue-collar town, a city that had waited a decade for a Friday night like this.
Dixie Heights 35, Holmes 13
Holmes is no longer unbeaten. Dixie Heights is no longer unproven.
McNicholas 28, Purcell Marian 7
Placing the tombstone on the McNicholas grave may have been premature.
Kings 49, Ross 16
The Ross Rams had visions of upsets dancing in their memories before their home game against Kings Friday night, but the quick-striking Knights needed less than two minutes to squash those recollections.
Lebanon's Singleton scores 5 TDs
Senior running back Nick Singleton scored five touchdowns on 214 yards rushing as Lebanon defeated Goshen 41-7.
Madeira 28, Mariemont 25
Senior Tim Dooley threw for 128 yards, rushed for two touchdowns and made two interceptions on defense to lead Madeira to the come-from-behind victory over Mariemont 28-25.
Mason Co. 41, Newport 26
Newport's dream of an unbeaten football season crashed in surprising fashion Friday night in Maysville. District rival Mason County sprung a series of big plays to stun the Wildcats 41-26.
Other Greater Cincinnati games
Other Northern Kentucky games
Putting dooms Erlewine
RICHMOND, Ky. Covington Catholic sophomore Mark Erlewine can drive a golf ball 280 yards, but it was his putting that cost him in Friday's final round of the boys state tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS
S P O R T S S P E C I A L S
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW
Get schedules and rosters on 98 Greater Cincinnati and N.Ky. teams, go up-close with Michael Munoz and other top players, and check out our All-Century team.
PETE'S PAIN: LIFE IN EXILE
The Hit King, banned from baseball 10 years ago, still longs to return.
Flying Pig Marathon
Kenyans dominate marathon running, so it figured that a Kenyan would win Cincinnati's first Flying Pig Marathon. But it was a hometown runner who brought home the bacon in the women's division. Check out our special coverage, including complete results and a photo gallery.
First bid to lure Olympics one year away
The people hoping to bring the 2012 Summer Olympics to Cincinnati have a year to submit their first bid. The Enquirer looks at early plans for staging the Olympics here and some of the problems that must be overcome in the next year.
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