It’s playoff time! In this opening round match, the Fairmont #7 Firebirds (7-7-2) host the #11 Bellbrook Golden Eagles (9-6-1). Which team will go on to face Sidney this Saturday night, and which team’s season will end?

This past Saturday, the Carroll Patriots (12-2-0) hosted the Lakota East Thunderhawks (6-4-5) in both teams’ regular season finale. Which side will gain some much-needed momentum going into the playoffs?

This past Saturday, two teams with winning records clashed against each other in an important non-conference match with playoff seeding implications. The Carroll Patirots put their 4-2-4 record and #3 ranking in the Miami Valley on the line against the Middletown-Madison Mohawks and their impressive 8-2-2 record. Which team will build their resume as we approach the end of the season?

Yeah, the title of this blog post is a bit weak and kind of a cop-out. But I couldn’t think of anything else clever and click-baiting.

Yesterday, I listened to Lee W. Mowen’s most recent podcast on The Cincinnati and Dayton Sports Podcast, which you should go out of your way to listen to (episode 174 at https://theleewmowen.com/podcasts/). The main feature was about the absence of many real sports in the Dayton area. Does this sound a bit familiar? It should, as I wrote about this subject in April of last year (https://www.gemcitysports.com/daytons-minor-league-sports-crisis/). In Lee’s recent podcast, he went over what’s happened and what he thinks needs to be done to resurrect the city-wide sports scene in Dayton.

I’ll try not to spoil that. Just to be safe, you should listen to his podcast first, then come back here.

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