Archive for SCL Feature
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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Jun
2

Special Delivery: Monnier Delivers Russia To Division IV Final…

Who Da’ Thunk It? The Russia Raiders pulled off a stirring comeback and a dramatic finish to punch their ticket for Saturday’s Division IV final against Minster. Read more about the game and Saturday’s most compelling title game in the latest update from the state tournament.

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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
27

Triple Threat: Russia Proves That Third Time’s A Charm…

Russia delivered a little payback for two regular season losses…and a painful memory from the sectional basketball tournament…with an 8-4 win Friday in the regional baseball tournament.Read more from Greg Billing in today/s Press Pros feature.

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May
18

Extra Innings Led Russia With A Win Over Lehman…

In one of the most contested of all area games, Russia used a pair of pitchers and it took 10 stressful innings to beat the #2-ranked Lehman Cavaliers in the Division IV sectional final at Sidney. Read more on the win inside today’s Press Pros.

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May
18

Sturwold’s Youngsters Show Grit In Sectional Final…

Fort Loramie took advantage of Triad mistakes to pull away for a 7-4 win in the Sectional Final in Piqua on Wednesday. Read More on baseball tournaments inside today’s Press Pros feature.

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May
11

Loramie Clips Russia For A Share…Of SCL Title

Sophomore Jared Middendorf pitched well beyond his years and the defense did its part Thursday to help Fort Loramie beat rival Russia and claim a share of the Shelby County League baseball title. Read more about Middendorf and the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
10

Near No-Hitter: Russia Runs Covington Out Of The Tournament

Jack Dapore came within two outs of a no-hitter, and Russia’s offense ‘ran’ in high gear, knocking Covington from the Division IV sectional tournament. Read about the game in our continuing coverage of area tournament action…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
4

Sophomoric, But A Lot Like Loramie….

I don’t want to see how it ends! And in fact, Marion pitcher Kendall Bruns wasn’t around at the end as Fort Loramie scored four in the third, two in the fifth, and one in the sixth to stage a comeback win Tuesday over the Flyers. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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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
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

Old Friends…And Strange Tourney Fellows

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.

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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
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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Feb
21

What Are Their Chances…?

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.

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Feb
19

Barhorst’s (Barlage) HOF Induction The Crown On Something “Big”

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)

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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
11

“Pressure Cooker” Finish Yields Russia A Fourth Straight Title

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.

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