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Aug
17

JC “Under Construction”: Building A New Legacy…

Veteran coach Kim Metz begins her 30th season as head coach of the Jackson Center Tigers, with back to back state titles, and plenty of holes to fill. A little volleyball for your pleasure if you take the time to read today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Aug
8

Lehman: Lofty Goals for 2017…Starting With Week 1

They need a better start than usual, for sure. But a veteran group of Lehman Cavaliers, led by Dick Roll (above) and junior quarterback Elliott Gilardi, looks to build on last season’s success with a deep run into November. Read more pre-season football from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jul
25

Covington Football: Making A Good Thing Even Better

The Covington Buccaneers put together another unbeaten season in 2016, but like so many other years, there was playoff disappointment. Now, a young group of Buccaneers look to take the program to even greater heights. Read more in Joe Neves’ story inside today’s feature.

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Jul
18

Sidney Ready To Take The Next Step…

Plagued by key injuries, youth and inexperience, the Sidney Yellow Jackets had a disappointing 2016 season. Now, anchored by a pair of Division one college recruits, a host of returning lettermen, and the return of one dynamic QB, the Jackets are looking for a breakout year. Read more from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jul
12

Ben Schmiesing: Leader Of The Tribe

On the field and in the classroom. Piqua’s Ben Schmiesing is the epitome of the term student-athlete. Returning as one of the GWOC’s top senior performers in 2017, he anchors the Indians’ hopes for a conference title and return to the post-season playoffs. Our latest summer football profile…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
28

A Great Day To Be A Raider: Russia Wins Regional Title

Junior Hunter Cohee led Russia on the mound and at the plate as the Raiders advanced to the Final Four for the first time in 42 years. Read more about the Regional Finals inside todays Press Pros.

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May
20

Let’s Do It Again: Minster Wins 7th District Championship

The Minster offense finally awoke to support the efforts of a sophomore left-hander, and the Wildcats roared to their 7th district championship under Mike Wiss. Read more inside todays feature with Joe Neves.

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May
3

Clutch Hits Lead Tippecanoe Past Butler

It ranked with the best in baseball history…Tippecanoe squandered an early lead, but got two clutch two out hits late to hand Butler its first division loss in three seasons. Read more about the game (and history) in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
18

Pitching Rules: Marion And Leugers Shuts Down Versailles

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.

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Apr
11

Troy Turnaround Continues; Trojans Sweep Sidney

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.

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Apr
4

Butler Routs Piqua To Remain Unbeaten

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.

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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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