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Local High School Football

Sep 28, 2012

Tom Gamble, organizer of the annual Crosstown Showdown, talks about the local high school football landscape, some of the top coaches, and who to watch as the season continues, when he stops in to The Front Row with Betsy Ross.

The Reds released a statement today saying as Manager Dusty Baker was being discharged from a Chicago hospital on Friday he suffered a mini-stroke and immediately was treated by the hospital's stroke team, which minimized the effects of the stroke.

Reds Clinch

Sep 22, 2012

Reds are National League Central Champs.

They clinched with a 6-0 win over the Dodgers and are the first team to win its division this season.

The 2012 Reds

Sep 21, 2012

Local sports journalist Mark Schmetzer, author of The Comeback Kids about the 2010 Reds team, is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to discuss the 2012 Reds team and the comparisons to that surprising 2010 squad.

14K Run Before Octoberfest

Sep 7, 2012

Now that September is here, that means it’s time for the 11th Annual Hudepohl 14K Brewery Run to kick off Octoberfest Zinzinnati on September 22. This run benefits Give Back Cincinnati and the Over the Rhine Brewery District.

AVP Cincinnati Open underway in new home

Aug 31, 2012
Tana Weingartner

Washington Park holds its first Cincinnati AVP Open this Labor Day Weekend. This year, Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh will join other Olympians as they compete to make it to the championship in Santa Barbara, CA next week.

Sports insiders are interested to find out if this tournament will reveal Walsh’s new partner. Nicole Banagh is the current favorite to take the place of Misty May-Treanor.

Tommy John surgery

Aug 31, 2012

As the Washington Nationals consider shutting down pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg to save his arm after Tommy John surgery, questions have been raised about this procedure and long term effects on a pitcher. Ken Rusche from Oxford Physical Therapy is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to discuss Tommy John surgery and pitching.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters is asking Xavier University to revisit the situation that prompted it to expel basketball player Dez Wells.

A grand jury has decided not to indict Wells over allegations of sexual assault. Deters says an independent review was presented to the grand jury yesterday.

As a freshman, Wells started in 32 games last season and was the fourth leading scorer. He would have been Xavier's only returning starter. 

Here is a copy of the news release from Joe Deters:

Olympian Kayla Harrison is getting a hero's welcome in her hometown of Middletown. The gold medal winner will visit with students at Middletown High School Tuesday. The city is also throwing her a parade through town ahead of public rally. Event organizer and councilwoman Ann Mort says the town can't wait to welcome Harrison in style.

Chick Ludwig

Aug 24, 2012

It’s a great time for sports fans in Cincinnati – the Reds are entrenched in the pennant race and the Bengals are gearing up for the start of a new season. With all that going on, time to bring longtime sports writer Chick Ludwig into The Front Row with Betsy Ross.

Sam Obermyer

Social media updates are a hit with tennis fans at the Western & Southern Open this weekend. Learn how the social media team goes out of its way to tweet player comments and photos, normally not seen or heard by the public. Ann Thompson reports in this week’s Focus on Technology.

One Fun Run or Walk 5K

Aug 18, 2012

Tonight at 6:00 pm is the One Fun Run or Walk 5K at West Chester Hospital, benefitting West Chester Hospital, Building Blocks for Kids and Maple Tree Cancer Alliance. Organizer Karen Cosgrove and cancer survivor Steve Hazelbeck discuss the event when they are in The Front Row with Betsy Ross.

Reds launch 11 Days of Larkin

Aug 17, 2012
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The Reds are retiring Barry Larkin's uniform number a week from tomorrow and leading up to that they've launched a series of celebrations called the "11 Days of Larkin."

The National Hall of Famer's #11 will be retired August 25th. The events that day will feature a block party at The Banks starting at 1 p.m. and a post-game performance by Larkin's daughter Cymber, who's an international recording artist.

Cheetah Run 2012

Aug 11, 2012

Two contributors in one segment! The Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard (heard Sunday mornings on Cincinnati Edition) is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to discuss the September 2 Cheetah Run, a family friendly event at the Zoo to benefit their big cat programs.

Bengals security will no longer pat fans down at the games. Instead they'll will be screened with a magnetic wand to detect any metal being brought into the stadium.

Attendees will have to have keys, phones and other metal items in their hands during this wand screening. The change is mandated by the NFL.

Bengals director of business development, Bob Bedinghaus says the wanding procedure was partially implemented during games near the end of the 2011 season.

30th Annual Newtown 5K on August 11

Aug 7, 2012
Provided / Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden

Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo and Cincinnati Edition contributor, is the honorary starter for the 30th Annual Newtown 5K coming up Saturday August 11. He talks with Mark Perzel about the event, the celebration of the anniversary, and what to expect if you take part.

The Front Row with Betsy Ross

Aug 7, 2012

As the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2012 prepares to be enshrined this weekend, John Thorn, one of the editors of the new book, The Pro Football Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Book: Where Greatness Lives, is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross.

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