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Jun
2

Special Delivery: Monnier Delivers Russia To Division IV Final…

Who Da’ Thunk It? The Russia Raiders pulled off a stirring comeback and a dramatic finish to punch their ticket for Saturday’s Division IV final against Minster. Read more about the game and Saturday’s most compelling title game in the latest update from the state tournament.

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May
27

Triple Threat: Russia Proves That Third Time’s A Charm…

Russia delivered a little payback for two regular season losses…and a painful memory from the sectional basketball tournament…with an 8-4 win Friday in the regional baseball tournament.Read more from Greg Billing in today/s Press Pros feature.

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May
19

Cold Bats For Tipp… Hot Night For Kenton Ridge…

Tipp’s string of sectional titles broken…Bats fall silent against Kenton Ridge ace…A promising season falls short of the promise. Read about the game from Greg Billing in Press Pros.

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May
18

Extra Innings Led Russia With A Win Over Lehman…

In one of the most contested of all area games, Russia used a pair of pitchers and it took 10 stressful innings to beat the #2-ranked Lehman Cavaliers in the Division IV sectional final at Sidney. Read more on the win inside today’s Press Pros.

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May
7

UD Holds On To Hope With Win Over VCU…

Kevin Piersol and the UD Flyers beat the best team in the A-10 in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader to keep their hopes alive for a conference tourney berth. Read about it from Greg Billing in the latest update on Flyers baseball from Press Pros.

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Apr
22

Team Chemistry Is Everything…It’s The Seth Lonsway Way

Celina’s Seth Lonsway started out in Little League, working his way through the baseball ranks with his Bulldog teammates. “It’s great to play ball every day with your buds. Team chemistry is everything,” says Lonsway (above middle). Read more on the Buckeyes’ recruit in today’s Press Pros feature by Greg Billing.

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Apr
19

April showers … When it rains it pours for Flyers, who drop to 2-12 in April

Inconsistency struck again at Spectrum Stadium. The UD Flyers committed miscues and couldn’t come up with that clutch hit in an 11-7 loss to Toledo on Wednesday.

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Apr
15

Rutschilling Powers Versailles Past Loramie In Zac Richard Classic

In one of Saturday’s best area high school baseball games Versailles found a way, with a dramatic finish, to squeeze past Fort Loramie in the opener of the Zac Richard Classic. Read about it from Press Pros columnist Greg Billing…in today’s inside feature.

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Mar
11

Versailles Aims At A Third Title: Knocks Off Top-Ranked Summit Country Day

Deja Vu … Versailles gave Summit Country Day a glimpse of past-present in D-III regional title game. Kami McEldowney (above) led Versailles with a game-high 17 points and on to Columbus next week. More about the Tigers’ latest title tour in today’s feature from Greg Billing.

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Mar
4

Versailles Atones For A Bad Memory…Tops Dayton Christian For D-III Sect. Title

Behind Justin Ahrens’ 24 points and a ferocious defensive effort, Versailles’ motivation from last year’s finals letdown pushed them past Dayton Christian for the D-III sect. title.

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Mar
3

Jonny Come Lately…Tri-Village Crushes Troy Christian In Sect. Final

A cold start against a fired-up defense…and red-hot role player dooms Troy Christian’s chances in the Division IV sectional final. Greg Billing writes the story for our weekend tourney coverage.

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Feb
24

Piqua Sectional: Jets “Survive” and “Advance”

No surprise, but Fairlawn’s opening round win serves notice that the Jets are a serious contender for sectional, and even district (?) honors?

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Feb
4

Yellow Jackets Pack The House For A Win Against Trojans…

Sidney atoned Friday for a disappointing performance against Tipp on Tuesday with an offensive outburst and convincing win over Troy. Read the game story by Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
28

Covington Sees Its Bid Go South…In Loss To Bethel

Covington led for stretches, and threatened to snap the Bees’ perfect league mark. But Bethel turned in a familiar direction – Caleb South – to revive at the end and beat the Buccaneers on the road.

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Jan
21

Bethel Stays Clean In Conference With Win Over East

Bethel gets a 25-point performance from Caleb South to beat Miami East, stay unbeaten in the Cross County Conference.

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Jan
14

Houston’s Bid For A Homecoming Surprise Ruined By Russia…

It was homecoming for former Russia assistant Brad Francis, and his 1-10 Houston Wildcat team almost made it one he’d never forget. Read more from Press Pros columnist Greg Billing.

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Jan
7

Minster Comeback Falls Short In Loss To Delphos St. John

An early 15-0 first quarter run ended up being too much to come back from as Minster’s fourth quarter comeback fell short to Delphos St. John.

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Nov
20

Prove Them Wrong: The Class That Everybody Said Couldn’t Make The Play-Offs…

“Our motto is PTW – Prove Them Wrong. This was the class that everybody said couldn’t win the league. I challenged each kid and told them that they couldn’t do it. I told them they proved everybody wrong to this point so let’s finish it off.” – Coach Chip Otten. Read about it from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros feature on the Cavaliers.

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Nov
13

Block Party…Deflected Field Goal Gives Coldwater 10th Straight Regional Final

Cavaliers’ bid for a fifth straight state championship gets a helping hand from junior lineman as Coldwater overcomes a 17-0 deficit to scrappy Greeneview team. Read about it from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros feature on the Cavaliers.

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Nov
12

Trojan’s Lose Their Battle With The Burg Ending Their Season With A 10-2 Record

“It was a great ride with all my brothers, It really started back in the summer. We noticed we really clicked as a team and we worked together. We kept working. It just shows how much football is a team sport.” – Hayden Kotwica. Read about it from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros feature on the Trojans.

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