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Recent articles by Tom:

Archdeacon: Beavercreek coach has ‘a lot to be thankful for’

BEAVERCREEK – It was late on a Sunday afternoon this past Jan. 3 and Steve Popp was sitting in his favorite chair in the living room of his Beavercreek home, watching an NFL game on the huge TV screen that dominates the room. → Read More

Archdeacon: Spurned by Marshall, Holden finds home at Wright State

The court he’ll play on tonight is the one he always dreamed he’d be playing on when he was kid. → Read More

Local man who escaped Vietnam sees similarities in those who fled Afghanistan

HUBER HEIGHTS – It was either find a way to leave immediately or likely face death. → Read More

Archdeacon: The Miami Valley’s triumphant, colorful and crazy connection to the Olympics

David Taylor – the legendary wrestler at Graham High School and Penn State who is representing the United States in the 86-kilogram class at the Tokyo Olympic Games whose opening ceremonies are tonight – mentioned on his Twitter account Tuesday how it had taken him 30 hours to get to his accommodations in Japan. → Read More

Area Olympians: A history of 60 top athletes

The Miami Valley has had at least 59 Olympians and one Paralympian — people who were born here, raised here, went to school here or lived here afterward — who have gone to 29 different Summer and Winter Games. Twenty-nine have made it onto the podium. They’ve won 46 medals, including 22 gold, 13 silver and 11 bronze. → Read More

Archdeacon: Area high school football coaches, players tackle a bigger issue

Jim Place won’t forget the phone call. → Read More

Archdeacon: ‘They’re pretty special kids’

While they live a couple of miles apart – Sidnei Byrd on England Avenue and Vincent Jackson on Tennyson Avenue – their homes, in one sense, are just alike. → Read More

Archdeacon: Former teammates, future marriage

Although her wedding is still 11 months away, Casey Nance has almost everything arranged. Most of it has been lined up for a good while. → Read More

Olympic Trials: McMillan advances to finals of women’s javelin; Michalski falls just short in steeplechase

Chantae McMillan moved into the finals of the women’s javelin at the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon Friday with a throw of 167 feet, 11 inches (51.18 meters). → Read More

Archdeacon: Miami Valley athletes hope life matches Olympic art

They all hope life imitates art. → Read More

Archdeacon: Tokyo bound Clayton Murphy runs past the doubters

Clayton Murphy always saves the best for last. → Read More

Archdeacon: This Franklin native is a Hall of Fame dad with a Purple Heart and Olympic dreams

He was in the very northern part of Afghanistan – Kunduz Province – just five miles from the Tajikistan border. It was September of 2010 and for American troops, it was a dangerous place to be. → Read More

Archdeacon: Dayton Marcos -- a story that’s ‘bigger than baseball’

This is one of the two scenes he’s thinking about today: → Read More

Archdeacon: Springfield family knows pain of Tulsa massacre

She was told their house was on fire and white people were coming to hurt them. → Read More

Archdeacon: Remembering Eric Love, a Central State legend

He was something of a celebrity on campus. → Read More

Archdeacon: For Ironman and ‘Little Joy Boy,’ strength is more than muscle

They did the grueling 140.6 mile race together. → Read More

Archdeacon: Flyers’ Sissoko makes ‘secret’ trip home to Mali

Hawa Diarra – in a blue, green and peach-colored African print dress and red head wrap – was helping clean bowls of vegetables as she sat on a chair beneath the trees in the well-worn courtyard of her family’s home in Bamako, Mali. → Read More

Archdeacon: Miami unveils statue of hoops icon Embry

OXFORD – One Springfield guy was calling to show some love and honor to another. → Read More

Archdeacon: Family goes from Tipp City to Tinseltown

It seems only fitting that this whole “journey,” as Chris Wampler calls it, began with a date to the movies. → Read More

Archdeacon: Mother, son both earn their Dragons’ jersey

If you think Brian Rey has done something special since he was given his Dayton Dragons jersey, you should know what his mom has done with hers. → Read More