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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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Jan
16

Good To The Last Shot…Tipp Slips Past Versailles

Winner, winner, keep the chicken dinner…Tipp’s Taylor Prall sinks the winning bucket over Versailles’ Ellen Peters Monday to hand the Tigers their second loss of the year…and pump new confidence into a young Tipp team ‘bonding’ for an extended post-season run. Read Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
14

Fort Loramie Gets Back To Form, Clips Anna…

It was a battle, but Fort Loramie broke out of its mini-slump with a big third quarter…and a dominating defensive performance in the second half to keep its share of the lead in the Shelby County League. Read more from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros SCL inside feature.

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Jan
11

Lights Out: Piqua Gets Much Needed Win Over West Carrollton

After two straight blowout losses, and with three consecutive road games coming up, the Piqua Indians needed a bit of a breather. The West Carrollton Pirates turned out to be just what the doctor ordered. Read more from Joe Neves in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Jan
8

Lehman Steals One: Comeback Stuns Houston

Saturday night’s Lehman-Houston match featured the Arnold brothers in different uniforms. While Houston’s Cameron won the scoring duel, it was brother Dylan who made the key plays down the stretch and led his team to victory.

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Jan
7

Russia-Fort Loramie Gets Physical: Raiders Hand The Redskins Their First Loss

Something worth shouting about! It was loud, it was physical, it was Shelby County League basketball at its best. Russia’s Jack Dapore (above, left) and Loramie’s Tyler Siegel (right) set the tone for a fantastic Friday showdown…the subject of today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
3

Down To The Wire: Milton Outlasts Covington For First Win

Keep Away…Which is what Milton’s William Morris did to Covington in the final minute of Tuesday game, forcing the Buccs to foul and send him to the line. The Bulldogs cashed in from the stripe to ice the game and collect their first win of the season. Read more from Joe Neves in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Dec
30

Tables Turned: Loramie’s Defense Shuts Down Jackson Center

A Step Ahead…as Dillon Braun beat Gavin Booser to the hoop, and all night long in Ft. Loramie’s win Friday over Jackson Center. And more, the unbeaten Redskins took a commanding lead in the Shelby County League race. Read Joe Neves’ account of the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
29

Quick Starters: Versailles Uses Big First Half To Rout Anna

While it’s still early to be talking about the state tournament, the Versailles Tigers’s win over Anna Wednesday left no doubt that they have to be in the conversation of top Div. III teams in the state. Joe Neves writes about the game for Press Pros.

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Dec
29

Versailles Stops Anna; Lady Tigers Still Perfect

Kami McEldowney once again paced the Tigers, scoring a season high 22 points, and all in the first three quarters. Lady Tigers cruised to a 62-46 win over Anna.

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