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Mar
16

A Shot Away From A Great Finish…Jackson Center Falls In Semi Finals

It was a grind, thrilling…a would-be comeback. But one possession away from a miracle comeback and a chance to advance to Saturday’s finals, the Jackson Center Tigers lost on a buzzer beater shot by Waterford. Read more in the latest update from the 2017 girls state tournament.

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Mar
12

Reese Stole The Ball: Last Second Play Sends Jackson Back To Final Four

Tiger Time, Again…The Jackson Center Tigers, and Kennedie Reese, came up big when big really matters, knocking off favored Minster to earn a return trip back to Columbus and the Division IV Final Four. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.

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Mar
10

A Black And Orange Final: Jackson Center and Minster Move On In D-IV

Defense was on full display Thursday night as Jackson Center and Minster won rugged tests to advance to the D-IV Regional Final Saturday night. Read more about the tournament in the latest Press Pros feature from Joe Neves.

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Mar
8

Third Time Is Not The Charm: Alter Gets By Tippecanoe Again

Alter senior Braxtin Miller burned Tippecanoe one more time, and the Knights’ quest for a third straight title continued. Tipp falls to Kettering Alter in the regional round for the third time. Joes Neves writes about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
4

Fort Loramie Gets Russia Again: Redskins Win 2nd Straight Sectional Title

Joy and Frustration…Joy for Fort Loramie as the Redskins avenged two regular season losses with another tournament win, and frustration for Russia, as the Shelby County League champions faltered in the sectional finals for the second year in a row. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Mar
4

D-IV Heart-Stopper: Jackson Center Gets Past Fairlawn

Jackson Center got big contributions from three underclassmen down the stretch, some Tiger defense (above), and avenged two regular season defeats to send Fairlawn home for the year. Read more from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros tournament feature.

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Mar
1

Stars Shining Brightly: Fairlawn, Jackson Center advance to Sectional Final

The stars played like stars Tuesday night as the Fairlawn Jets and the Jackson Center Tigers advanced to a third meeting this season. The sectional title will be on the line Friday night. Read more from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros tournament feature.

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Feb
26

Tougher Than It Looked: Fort Loramie Rolls Over Riverside

The Redskins overcame what their coach called “a selfish start” and rolled over Riverside in the opening round of the D-IV sectional at Piqua High School.

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Feb
25

D-IV Sectional: Jackson Center, Covington Advance

Covington bounced back from a rough end to the season and knocked off Ansonia, while Jackson Center used its trademark defense to advance to the D-IV sectional semi-finals at Piqua High School.

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Feb
18

All They Do Is Win: Russia Outlasts Fort Loramie…

The Russia Raiders trailed for most of the second half at Fort Loramie Friday night, but, as they almost always seem to do, Sophomore Daniel Kearns (above) scored off the left baseline with 3.3 seconds remaining… to pull out a very satisfying victory. Read more from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros SCL inside feature.

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Feb
16

Back To Back: Minster Claims Second Straight MAC Championship

In what was a balanced scoring effort for Minster, Courtney Prenger (#30) led the Wildcats with 9 points – and more importantly, to a MAC Championship with a 48-42 win over Fort Recovery. (Photo by Dale Barger)

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Feb
15

Role-Reversal: Troy Stops Cold-Shooting Tippecanoe

One team struggled to take care of the basketball, while the other struggled to put that same basketball in the hoop. Troy managed to reverse its first-round fortune against Tippecanoe, and came away with its second straight win. Read Joe Neves’ account of the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
11

Sidney Avoids Piqua’s Bid For Major Upset

Piqua was within eight minutes of pulling the upset of the season, but a Sidney sophomore (no, not that one) had other ideas and led the Yellowjackets to their 16th win of the season. Read more from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
6

Tournament Tune-Up: Versailles Defense Smothers Tri-Village

Win Streak Broken…Versailles played tough and physical defense and got enough offense to pull away comfortably in the second half, handing previously unbeaten Tri-Village its first defeat of the season. Read more about the game from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
5

Three-pointers and Rebounding Lead Coldwater Over Covington

A second quarter barrage of three-pointers and domination of the offensive glass led Dylan Thobe (above) the Coldwater Cavaliers to their first double-win weekend of the season. Read about the game from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
4

Guess Who Tonight? Gingrich Leads Tippecanoe Past Piqua

Unsung Tippecanoe Red Devil Cade Gingrich had his classmates calling him “MVP” after Friday’s game with Piqua. The 6-2 junior nailed four threes and scored 20 points in leading the Red Devils to their latest victory.

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Jan
29

For The Love Of Free Throws: Russia Upset Bid Denied At The Stripe

Russia had a golden opportunity to upset Justin Ahrens and the state’s fourth-ranked team in Division III. But second half failures at the free throw line by the Raiders allowed Versailles to stretch its winning streak to 11 games. Read about the game from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jan
28

Awesome! Sidney Edges Trotwood in GWOC American Showdown

Sidney found itself down 13 points in the second quarter to third-ranked Trotwood, but the Jackets never panicked and behind a big-time fourth quarter from sophomore Andre Gordon (#20, above), claimed their biggest win in years. Read about the game from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jan
25

Rockets Red Glare: Anna Rally Stuns Jackson Center

A complete role reversal in Anna, where the Rockets roared back in the second half to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat…and handed Jackson Center its most painful loss of the season. Read more from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros SCL inside feature.

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Jan
21

Honoring The Past With A Look Into The Future

Fort Loramie honored two of their three past state champions, then overcame a slow start with their trademark defense to shutdown Botkins…Redskins maintain share of first place in the Shelby County League.

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