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Nov
30

Ahrens Wants A Shot At Taking The Shot In The Schott

E.J. Liddell, Justin Ahrens and their Ohio State teammates will need everything to fall their way if they’re to take down No. 1 Duke on Tuesday at Value City Arena.

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Nov
30

Ahrens Wants A Shot At Taking The Shot In The Schott

E.J. Liddell, Justin Ahrens and their Ohio State teammates will need everything to fall their way if they’re to take down No. 1 Duke on Tuesday at Value City Arena.

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Nov
28

Versailles Toughens Up, Clamps Down, Moves On

Landon Henry scored twice and set up one of those TDs with a crucial interception, indicative of the determination Versailles’ 18 seniors showed in getting the Tigers into the Division V state championship game.

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Nov
28

Versailles Toughens Up, Clamps Down, Moves On

Landon Henry scored twice and set up one of those TDs with a crucial interception, indicative of the determination Versailles’ 18 seniors showed in getting the Tigers into the Division V state championship game.

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Nov
26

Jones’ Hopes At Versailles Coming To Fruition

Three years into his tenure at Versailles, Ryan Jones is on the cusp of playing for the state championship he thought was possible when he took the job.

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Nov
25

Another Down-The-Stretch Collapse Costs OSU This Time

In possession of a double-figure lead in the second half, owning the ball and all the time on the clock to take the final shot or force overtime, Ohio State instead gave Florida a chance in regulation and the Gators didn’t waste it.

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Nov
21

Versailles Shuts Down, Overwhelms Preble Shawnee

Versailles relies on a host of two-way players, all of whom are capable on both offense and defense, as quarterback/linebacker Carson Bey showed again Saturday in the Tigers’ Region 20 championship victory.

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Nov
20

Winton Woods Drives Spikes In Piqua’s Title Dreams

Winton Woods maintained the roll on which it’s sailed through the Playoffs, ending Piqua’s attempt for a second state championship of the Bill Nees era.
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Nov
18

Buckeyes Can’t Match Xavier Penetration, Determination

Malaki Branham didn’t appear overmatched, but his shot would not fall on a night when not much went right for him or the Buckeyes in a loss to Xavier.

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Nov
18

Don’t Miss The Magic If You’re Fortunate To Have It

Piqua coach Bill Nees has his team in the regional finals, but regardless of what happens Friday or the rest of the way, the impact he and other transformative coaches make on their players lasts longer than whatever achievements their teams accumulate.

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Nov
17

Lewis’ Dagger Long Ago Still Sticks In Xavier’s Craw

Malaki Branham will get an early taste of what it’s like on the road in the Big Ten when No. 19 Ohio State enters the belly of the beast Tuesday at Xavier (PressPros Feature Photos by Sonny Fulks).

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Nov
15

No Justice In Blowout Of BG, Perhaps Beyond For OSU

The bench (Eugene Brown, below) got a lot of minutes as the margin was massive, as expected…and overdue. But the relief Ohio State felt over dominating Bowling Green bowed to its concern over an injury that brings a dark cloud entering a tough pre-conference stretch. Bruce Hooley writes Monday’s Buckeye win over Bowling Green.

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Nov
14

Versailles Goes 97 The Hard Way (Twice) To Eliminate Taft

Versailles quarterback Carson Bey scored both his team’s touchdowns and joined with his defensive teammates to deny top-seeded Taft its typical ground dominance in the Tigers’ 14-0 regional semifinal victory

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Nov
14

Versailles Goes 97 The Hard Way (Twice) To Eliminate Taft

Versailles quarterback Carson Bey scored both his team’s touchdowns and joined with his defensive teammates to deny top-seeded Taft its typical ground dominance in the Tigers’ 14-0 regional semifinal victory

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Nov
13

Magnificat Turns Tables On Liberty in Division I Title Match

Despite some great moments, like this one Abbey Queen and Gabby Moulton (33) celebrated, Olentangy Liberty came up short of winning its first state championship with a four-set loss in the Division I girls state volleyball title match (PressPros Feature Photos by Sonny Fulks).

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Nov
13

Piqua Pulls Out Pulsating Win With Thrilling Finish

Momentum seemed on Edgewood’s side, but with a threat like Jasiah Medley (3), Piqua always has reason to believe. So the Indians made every play necessary on offense, defense and special teams down the stretch to survive the regional semis and move on in Region 8.

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Nov
13

Piqua Pulls Out Pulsating Win With Thrilling Finish

Momentum seemed on Edgewood’s side, but with a threat like Jasiah Medley (3), Piqua always has reason to believe. So the Indians made every play necessary on offense, defense and special teams down the stretch to survive the regional semis and move on in Region 8.

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Nov
11

OCC Showdowns: UA-New Albany, Battle of Pick Town

You can’t go wrong living in either Upper Arlington or New Albany, but only one will survive their regional semifinal matchup of unbeatens as Week Three of the Playoffs distills the field from 16 in each Division down to eight.

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Nov
9

Key’s Heroics Rescue OSU From Season-Opening Danger

Different perspectives on the final shot…Akron’s Enrique Freeman (foreground) looks on as Ohio State’s Zed Key celebrates his game-winning shot at the buzzer in Tuesday’s Buckeye thrilling opener at Value City Arena. Bruce Hooley writes the story for Press Pros.

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Nov
8

OSU Hoops Ready For Mighty Akron…No Offense, UC

Year Five of the Chris Holtmann regime starts with a scheduling favor to an old friend and a challenging non-conference schedule aimed at getting the 17th-ranked Buckeyes ready for a rigorous Big Ten. Bruce Hooley writes for Tuesday’s Press Pros.

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