Schroer, Leugers, Garner Press Pros Awards For The MAC…

In the most competitive selection process yet, Marion Local's Duane Leugers and New Knoxville's Kenzie Schroer, with Press Pros publisher Sonny Fulks, received financial aid Wednesday as the MAC's male and female Student Athletes Of The Year. Read more in today's Press Pros inside feature.

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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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Good To The Last Shot…Tipp Slips Past Versailles
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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Versailles Takes A Punch…And Punches Back
Jan
14

Versailles Takes A Punch…And Punches Back

More than just Justin…Versailles proved they had plenty of complementary scoring in Friday’s win over Marion Local. Justin Ahrens had a team high 20 for the Tigers, but Alex Wendel (above) and company supplied an additional 36 in a 56-41 win over the Flyers. Read the latest Press Pros inside feature.

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Tough Start Dooms Loramie…Versailles Earns A Hard Win
Jan
10

Tough Start Dooms Loramie…Versailles Earns A Hard Win

Help When They Needed It Most…Justin Ahrens scored 29 points, but it was the contribution of teammates like Austin Knapke (above, with ball) that helped Versailles overcome Loramie’s second half comeback bid to win. Read about Tuesday’s backyard get-together in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Minster Comeback Falls Short In Loss To Delphos St. John
Jan
7

Minster Comeback Falls Short In Loss To Delphos St. John

An early 15-0 first quarter run ended up being too much to come back from as Minster’s fourth quarter comeback fell short to Delphos St. John.

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