Football 2017:  So…What About Minster?

Just nine months removed from their second state finals appearance in three years, Minster’s Geron Stokes has the Wildcats poised to replace key departees...and compete. And knowing his story, why would you expect anything else? Read more about the Wildcats in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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Lutheran East Overwhelms Delphos St. John In Division IV
Mar
23

Lutheran East Overwhelms Delphos St. John In Division IV

Close for a half, Delphos St. John could not keep up with bigger, faster Lutheran East in the second half. The Blue Jays fall in the Division IV semi-finals.

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From The State Tourney:  Tigers Put On A Clinic In Win Over Eastern Brown
Mar
17

From The State Tourney: Tigers Put On A Clinic In Win Over Eastern Brown

How good were they? Well, the Versailles Tigers pretty much made everything look easy, natural, in their semi-final win Friday over Eastern Brown. They’ll play Gilmour Academy now on Saturday for their third state title. Read more in our latest update from the tournament.

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Div. III:  And Then There Were None…Too Much Bacon For Versailles
Mar
16

Div. III: And Then There Were None…Too Much Bacon For Versailles

No Respect For Rank…A faster, stronger, athletic Roger Bacon left little doubt Wednesday with the #2-ranked Versailles Tigers…why so many state basketball titles go through Cincinnati. The Tigers fall from the tournament, ending a sparkling season of anticipation. Read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Versailles Aims At A Third Title:   Knocks Off Top-Ranked Summit Country Day
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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Wild, Wonderful…And Watch Out!:  Versailles Survives NCH Comeback Bid
Mar
10

Wild, Wonderful…And Watch Out!: Versailles Survives NCH Comeback Bid

Thrilling at the outset…The Versailles Tigers stamped their ticket for the regional round of the tournament Tuesday with a “perfect” first half…and a second half that for a while had the faithful literally turning orange and black. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Another Box Checked:  Versailles Beats Badin In Regional Semis
Mar
9

Another Box Checked: Versailles Beats Badin In Regional Semis

Who Wants To Fist Bump? Versailles’ Jacki Stonebraker gives a satisfied salute to the Tigers’s 50-36 win over Hamilton Badin Wednesday in the Division III regional semi-finals in Springfield. Next stop…#1-ranked Summit Country Day on Saturday for a trip to Columbus. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Fort Recovery Drops St. Henry…Will Meet Perry In District Final
Mar
8

Fort Recovery Drops St. Henry…Will Meet Perry In District Final

Running Through The Redskins…Fort Recovery’s Cade Wendel applied the pressure at both ends of the court Tuesday night, contributing to his team’s 48-34 win over St. Henry in the district semi-finals. In the other game at Wapakoneta, Minster bowed out with a 12-point loss to Lima Perry. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Versailles Atones For A Bad Memory…Tops Dayton Christian For D-III Sect. Title
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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Clearly Superior:  Versailles Cruises To Another District Crown….
Mar
4

Clearly Superior: Versailles Cruises To Another District Crown….

Versailles had its way on both ends of the court, dominated Bethel Tate, and invited comparison with teams past as they work towards another regional berth and title in Division III.

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Div. IV Girls:  Minster Moves On…Marion Might Have, Could Have, And Didn’t!
Mar
3

Div. IV Girls: Minster Moves On…Marion Might Have, Could Have, And Didn’t!

High Fives For High Game…The Minster Wildcats and Courtney Prenger (19 points) moved past New Bremen to advance to Saturday’s sectional finals, while Marion saw its own opportunity slip away in the most inexplicable of ways. Read coverage of the Division IV girls tournament in today’s Press Pros feature.

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St. Henry Opens Tourney Well, But With Work To Do….
Feb
28

St. Henry Opens Tourney Well, But With Work To Do….

Chris Uhlenhake (above) sent a message with three-point shooting. They had balanced scoring, and held Waynesfield-Goshen under 40 points. And yet, Eric Rosenbeck believes that the St. Henry Redskins can (and need to) play better. Read about the ‘Skins opening tourney win in the latest Press Pros MAC feature.

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Back To Back: Minster Claims Second Straight MAC Championship
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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Tournament Tune-Up: Versailles Defense Smothers Tri-Village
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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Heart Stopper: Ketner’s 24 Lifts Minster Over Marion…
Feb
4

Heart Stopper: Ketner’s 24 Lifts Minster Over Marion…

The ‘Shootist’…John Wayne would have been proud as sophomore Mike Ketner was lights out from three-point range to help lead Minster to a heart-stopping finish – and win – over rival Marion Local. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature

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Ruff And Tumble…Minster Beats Marion For Win #16
Feb
3

Ruff And Tumble…Minster Beats Marion For Win #16

Full Contact Basketball…Statistically it was a mess, but a win’s a win when defense is the common denominator. Minster had just enough offense Tuesday to get by Marion Local. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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For The Love Of Free Throws: Russia Upset Bid Denied At The Stripe
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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When It Finally Got Good..It WAS Good!
Jan
27

When It Finally Got Good..It WAS Good!

It was anticipated as the dream matchup in girls basketball between MAC powers Versailles and Minster. But the Tigers’ inability to cash in on easy shots and free throws eventually became more than a second half comeback could erase. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Raiders Run Short Of Magic…”Stopped” By Minster
Jan
22

Raiders Run Short Of Magic…”Stopped” By Minster

Minster’s offense and Mike Ketner (above) got to the rim often enough, but it was their defense that came up big Saturday in an impressive win over Russia. Read more about the game and the improving Wildcats in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Another Rubber Tree Plant…Versailles Takes Down Recovery
Jan
21

Another Rubber Tree Plant…Versailles Takes Down Recovery

Face To Face…And back and forth, as MAC unbeatans, Versailles and Ft. Recovery, battled Friday night for the outright conference lead. Versailles and Keaton McEldowney (above, left) came out on top with a 55-48 win. Read more in the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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If They Don’t Win Another…Coldwater Takes A Thriller From Greenville
Jan
18

If They Don’t Win Another…Coldwater Takes A Thriller From Greenville

Anything but sophomoric…Coldwater sophomore Marcus Bruns literally won the game from the foul line Tuesday, staving off a furious fourth quarter comeback attempt by Greenville by hitting all 13 of his free throw attempts for the game. Read more in the latest inside feature on Press Pros.

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