The Shelby County Athletic League treated the D-IV sectional tournament at Piqua as its own personal tournament once again, placing four teams in the sectional finals on Friday (Botkns vs. Fort Loramie) and Saturday (Russia vs. Jackson Center).

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3rd Time’s A Charm: Russia, Jackson To Meet In Finals
Feb
26

3rd Time’s A Charm: Russia, Jackson To Meet In Finals

The Shelby County Athletic League treated the D-IV sectional tournament at Piqua as its own personal tournament once again, placing four teams in the sectional finals on Friday (Botkns vs. Fort Loramie) and Saturday (Russia vs. Jackson Center).

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Wolf Paces Minster, New Knoxville Shuts Down Marion
Feb
25

Wolf Paces Minster, New Knoxville Shuts Down Marion

Ivy, of course…Ivy Wolf played well, shot well, and led Minster to a convincing win over Fort Recovery, while New Knoxville knocked out Marion Local in the other Division IV district final Thursday at Wapakoneta. Read the latest Press Pros feature.

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Carroll Ends Tipp’s Run…2nd Half Dooms Devils’ Season!
Feb
23

Carroll Ends Tipp’s Run…2nd Half Dooms Devils’ Season!

Can’t stand to watch….Up by nine points at halftime, the roof caved in on Tipp’s season in the second half, with a 57-48 loss to Carroll in the district semi-final game. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Bucks Falter Down Stretch In Narrow Loss To Michigan
Feb
21

Bucks Falter Down Stretch In Narrow Loss To Michigan

Michigan stops Sueing (below), Buckeyes win streak…In a battle befitting Michigan and Ohio State’s first ever meeting as Top 5 opponents, No. 4 OSU had chances to take control down the stretch until the third-ranked Wolverines’ size and a crucial mistake at the wrong time became too much to overcome. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros.

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Russia, Lehman, JC Sweep Piqua Saturday Sectionals
Feb
20

Russia, Lehman, JC Sweep Piqua Saturday Sectionals

Xavier Phlipot (below) led Russia in scoring and to a win over Newton as Shelby County basketball took honors in Saturday’s Division IV sectional triple-header at Piqua. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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McCoy: Flyers Pull Shocker On ‘Senior Night’
Feb
20

McCoy: Flyers Pull Shocker On ‘Senior Night’

Coach and Crutcher….! The Dayton Flyers were six-point underdogs at home to a strong Saint Louis team, but on Senior Night seniors Jalen Crutcher (below), Ibi Watson and J0rdy Tshimanga buried the Billikens, 76-63, as UD’s stout defense forced the losers into 19 for 70 shooting. Hal McCoy writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Eyink And Company Lead Marion Local Past Russia
Feb
14

Eyink And Company Lead Marion Local Past Russia

Marion Local surged past Russia in the second quarter and didn’t look back, charged by a 19-point night from Alex Eyink. Andy Anders writes for PressPros. Andy Anders writes the latest Press Pros feature.

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Big Numbers, Ambitions, Mark MAC Bowling Tourney
Feb
6

Big Numbers, Ambitions, Mark MAC Bowling Tourney

The action is hot at the inaugural MAC bowling tourney, hosted by Coldwater’s Pla-Mor Lanes. Maverick Nelson (below) represented the New Bremen Cardinals. Read more…..

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An Artist’s Memories Of Troy, Eldean Bridge
Sep
16

An Artist’s Memories Of Troy, Eldean Bridge

The man who shared the scenes of the Miami River and the Eldean Bridge with the world is still painting, and remembers fondly his time spent a quarter century ago in Troy. We catch up with wildlife artist David Maass in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Holtmann Ejected Amid Ohio State Collapse In Loss to MSU
Feb
26

Holtmann Ejected Amid Ohio State Collapse In Loss to MSU

Ohio State had control midway through the second half, only to allow Michigan State to hang around and formulate a comeback that ended with coach Chris Holtmann’s ejection in a second straight Buckeyes’ loss.

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Wolf Paces Minster, New Knoxville Shuts Down Marion
Feb
25

Wolf Paces Minster, New Knoxville Shuts Down Marion

Ivy Wolf played well, shot well, and led Minster to a convincing win over Fort Recovery, while New Knoxville knocked out Marion Local in the other Division IV district final Thursday at Wapakoneta. Read the latest Press Pros feature.

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McCoy: UD Flyers Take Surprise KO Punch
Feb
24

McCoy: UD Flyers Take Surprise KO Punch

UD finds serious ‘Funk’ on the road, an embarrassing loss to one of the A-10’s worst teams. St. Joseph tortured the Flyers, 97-84. Hal McCoy writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Reader Response:  Blowout Tourney Games, And The ‘Fix’
Feb
24

Reader Response: Blowout Tourney Games, And The ‘Fix’

It took a matter of days for readers of Press Pros to weigh in requisite wins to qualify for the state basketball tournament. And would it make the tournament process something you’d pay more to see? Interesting opinion from you, the readers, in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Another Year, A Few More Pains…And Nothing Different
Feb
24

Another Year, A Few More Pains…And Nothing Different

On the occasion of turning another year older this week, let me share the reality of people with experience, why we are what we are, and that life goes on with, or without you.

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The Anonymous #1…Tri-Village Opens Impressively
Feb
23

The Anonymous #1…Tri-Village Opens Impressively

Lost on much of the Ohio basketball public, Tri-Village, with Layne Sarver (#15, below) is unbeaten, ranked #1 in Division IV, and prepared to reprise their title run of 2015.  What others don’t know…is their own problem. Read about the Patriots in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Franklin Monroe No Match For Tri-Village In Div. IV
Feb
22

Franklin Monroe No Match For Tri-Village In Div. IV

With a height advantage at positions 1 through 5 in its lineup, Tri-Village cruised by Franklin-Monroe to advance to Saturday’s state district finals. Read Andy Anders Story.

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Lehman’s Season, Pat Carlisle, And The Time Capsule….
Feb
22

Lehman’s Season, Pat Carlisle, And The Time Capsule….

Excited over their 14-5 record, and relevance in the current Division IV sectional tournament, Lehman basketball fans can justly claim that it’s been a long, winding road since they felt this way…way back then!

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How ‘Dirt Bag’ Baseball Is Working For The Buckeyes’ Nick Erwin…
Feb
21

How ‘Dirt Bag’ Baseball Is Working For The Buckeyes’ Nick Erwin…

Waiting not-so-patiently with everyone else to play baseball sometime this spring, Buckeyes third baseman Nick Erwin has no issues with any of it.  After what he’s been through, all he wants is to get back on the field.

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Russia, Lehman, JC Sweep Piqua Saturday Sectionals
Feb
20

Russia, Lehman, JC Sweep Piqua Saturday Sectionals

Xavier Phlipot (below) led Russia in scoring and to a win over Newton as Shelby County basketball took honors in Saturday’s Division IV sectional triple-header at Piqua. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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McCoy: Flyers Pull Shocker On ‘Senior Night’
Feb
20

McCoy: Flyers Pull Shocker On ‘Senior Night’

The Dayton Flyers were six-point underdogs at home to a strong Saint Louis team, but on Senior Night seniors Jalen Crutcher, Ibi Watson and J0rdy Tshimanga buried the Billikens, 76-63, as UD’s stout defense forced the losers into 19 for 70 shooting. Hal McCoy writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Westerville South Puts Bad Times Behind Them, Wins At Kilbourne
Feb
20

Westerville South Puts Bad Times Behind Them, Wins At Kilbourne

Westerville South got 18 points from Jaiden Guice and a quality tournament tuneup Friday to earn a road win at Worthington Kilbourne. Steve Blackledge writes the story for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Billing:  Botkins Gets Scare, But Topples Bradford
Feb
19

Billing: Botkins Gets Scare, But Topples Bradford

Botkins, the ninth-ranked team in the Division IV state poll trailed five-win Bradford at halftime. A second-half surge and 28-0 run pushed the Trojans past the Railroaders and into next week. Greg Billing writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Masteller’s ‘Big’ Night Powers Anna Past Mechanicsburg
Feb
19

Masteller’s ‘Big’ Night Powers Anna Past Mechanicsburg

Frustrated by a slow start, Anna’s Isaiah Masteller (below) warmed to the task and put on a show, driving the Anna Rockets to a workman-like win over Mechanicsburg in the D-III sectional opener at Northmont.

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