Work quick and throw strikes…That’s how Marion Local’s Duane Leugers described the pitching philosophy he used Tuesday to shut out the Versailles Tigers on just three hits. Read more about Leugers and the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.
Sophomore Cole Brogan starred on the mound, Hayden Kotwica hit a lead-off homer, and the defense (above) made plays. Troy won its fourth game in the last five starts Tuesday with a quality 5-2 performance over Sidney. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.
Vandalia-Butler spotted Piqua a pair of first-inning runs, but the Aviators proved unstoppable in rolling to their 8th win without defeat. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Joe Neves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.