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Recent articles by Tom:

Archdeacon: Remembering a teacher, coach who ‘touched thousands of kids’ lives'

“It’s kind of a fairy tale in a way,” Vanessa Demetriades said softly. → Read More

Archdeacon: Despite loss in NFL debut, Bengals have ‘special one’ in Burrow

As the day progressed, the game ball came to mean different things. → Read More

Archdeacon: ‘He just really touches your heart’

Unbeaten Springfield already was up 14-7 and, following a shanked Fairmont punt, had gotten the ball deep in Firebirds territory and seemed about to score again Friday night. → Read More

Archdeacon: As Dayton Raceway sets to open, good times for Dan Noble

Although several COVID-19 regulations are still in place in the harness racing world as Hollywood Dayton Raceway prepares to open for its seventh season Monday, Dan Noble – the well-known fourth-generation horseman from Xenia – couldn’t be much happier: → Read More

Archdeacon: Dwight Anderson’s greatest feat? The Dayton basketball legend found a way back

We all have favorite stories when it comes to Dwight Anderson — the greatest homegrown basketball talent Dayton ever produced — who the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office said died Saturday at age 61 of unknown causes. → Read More

Archdeacon: Central State’s president didn’t just survive, he thrived

It was aptly called “Bloody Lowndes,” but he called it home. → Read More

Archdeacon: Negro Leagues a timeless treasure

The other night at Fairfield Park in Fairborn, over two dozen players were taken back in time: → Read More

Archdeacon: ‘Once people met him, they never forgot him’

Southern Cal won the coin toss before the 1969 Rose Bowl and elected to receive. → Read More

Archdeacon: Oregon District survivors, best friends: ‘We survived the impossible'

Best friends Cameron Campbell and Kasey Hughes reflect on Oregon District shooting, one year later → Read More

Archdeacon: Former Wright State, Cedarville player sent off ‘like the hero he was'

---And there was that summer in 2015, when he’d finished a stellar three-year basketball career at Cedarville University and just joined the fire department. But everything in his life seemed to be coming together this summer. “We all went on vacation to Destin, Florida at a time when we thought COVID was gonna be over,” said Linwood Cuffee, Jason’s dad. “Our whole family was there -- Jason and… → Read More

Archdeacon: A new coach, new rules and ‘a little nervousness’ at Wilberforce

Williams, who along with his AD duties also coaches the successful Wilberforce women’s basketball team, said the school received 28 applications for the men’s job and that school officials “fell in love” with Mitchell and the things he had to offer. Certainly, the most prominent lines on his resume held some sway: He coached four years under Kevin McGuff at one of the most prominent women’s… → Read More

Archdeacon: Saying goodbye to the ‘Italian Stallion'

The Old Time Boxers Club of Dayton – thanks to Condi’s embrace – used to meet there. And I was there 10 years ago when Rick honored his uncle, Frank Anello, who had survived the two kamikaze strikes on the USS Bunker Hill in World War II, an attack that killed 393 men on board and injured 246 more. Anello – who had grown up on Chapel Street in Old North Dayton, and was now in his 90s, living on… → Read More

Archdeacon: Remembering Bob Mills, a Wright State ‘pillar,' a community treasure

The cause that resonated the most with him was cancer. While he had survived stage 4 melanoma in 2003, he would later lose Marcy to metastatic cancer in 2009. And 10 weeks after her death, his seven-year-old granddaughter Ally was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). When Aaron was diagnosed, Marcy was already battling the disease and she struck a kinship with him. Bob did, too.… → Read More

Archdeacon: ‘Basketball is part of my life, but it’s not my whole life'

column on NORRIS COLE – one of the most accomplished basketball players the Miami Valley has ever produced – and how he is adding to his resume in far different ways during the sports shutdown due to COVID 19 that has also seen rise to the Black Lives Matter movement. → Read More

Archdeacon: Dayton staffer part of Coaches 4 Change

Today, Coaches 4 Change – a national group of college basketball coaches hoping to engage stud... → Read More

Archdeacon: ‘I think I can be a role model for both sides’

Huguely played football and was valedictorian at Meadowdale High School in Dayton → Read More

Archdeacon: Black racecar drivers never had it made

When he was a kid growing up on Wisconsin Boulevard in West Dayton, Steve Ross loved it when he his... → Read More

New football coach building Field of Dreams at Central State

He turned a casualty of the coronavirus into a Field of Dreams. → Read More

Archdeacon: On Father’s Day, lessons of innocence and reality

They love going to Wright State basketball games. → Read More

Archdeacon: A virtual celebration of Dayton football

For once there will be no three-putt greens, no duck hooks out of bounds and no golf balls going &ld... → Read More