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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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.
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 score did not deter their competitiveness…As Houston (in white) and Russia scrapped in tournament play on Wednesday. But while the game was not compelling, a parallel story line was, as old colleagues and coaching friends squared off (and showed up to watch) as Russia dropped Houston out of the Piqua sectional.
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.
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.
Wait ‘Til You See What Happened…At least the expression from Jackson Center’s Olivia Clark might lead you to wonder, as Jackson Center moved on in Division IV Monday with an easy, but impressive, win over Mississinawa Valley. Read the latest Press Pros SCL feature.
When Ft. Loramie’s Faye Barhorst accepted a scholarship to play volleyball at UD she wanted to make a name for herself. Four years later…she’d made a name for the UD program that still stands tall. Read more in today’s special Press Pros feature from another Loramie native, Bucky Albers. (Photos by Erik Schelkin)
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.
Russia made it tough on SCL all-time scorer Nathan Lessing (above), but the Fairlawn Jets staged a furious second half comeback to make the Raiders earn their fourth consecutive Shelby County League title Friday. They beat the Jets, 48-46. Read more on the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
“This is huge,” said Russia guard Maria Herron (above, #23 in blue). For the first time in her high school career the Raiders beat Ft. Loramie not just once, but twice in the same season. In fact, it was the first time since anyone could remember. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
Maria Herron (above, in blue) called it…a revived defense and sharp second half shooting helped Russia beat Anna Monday and keep pace with Fort Loramie and Jackson Center in the Shelby County League. Read more on the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
After a disappointing Tuesday loss to league rival Fairlawn, Loramie capped its weekend with an impressive return to form against Ft. Recovery.
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.
The Lessing tour de force keeps rolling and Ft. Loramie became the latest victim in an atonement win Tuesday for Fairlawn. Read more in today’s SCAL league feature from Press Pros.
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.
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.
It wasn’t vintage, perhaps, but it was Anna vs. Loramie…competitive. Hattie Meyer (above) led the Redskins to a workman-like win over the host Rockets Thursday, their ninth of the season. Read more on the youth movement in progress for coach Carla Siegel in today’s Press Pros inside feature.
A heave and a hope! But Wyatt Bensman’s three-quarter court three-pointer at the buzzer, while on line, fell short of the rim. Marion hung on to survive a great basketball game – and a bizarre finish – to win over Anna Saturday night. Read about the game in the latest Press Pros inside feature.