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May
22

Russia Wins: Raiders Celebrate Another District Title

Newton was forced to fight some ‘small ball’ and a couple of game-changing decisions by the umpires.  But in fact, the Indians had to fight a Russia team that’s finding itself at just the right time. Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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May
16

For Openers: Brogan, Trojans Shut Down Wayne

A strong effort from Cole Brogan, Weston Smith scored early (below), and a few timely hits sent Troy past Wayne in their sectional opener Thursday at Market Street Field. Greg Billing writes the story in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
4

Tigers Rally To Top Milton’s Ace…

Versailles slid safely into another win and benefits from timely hits, and a few Milton-Union miscues, to rebound from Friday night’s loss to Russia. Columnist Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside MAC feature.

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Apr
30

The Butler (Aviators) Did It, Again

Vandalia Butler takes advantage of four Tipp errors for the series sweep, winning Tuesday’s game in a pitcher’s duel, 2-1. Columnist Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside GWOC feature.

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Apr
27

Another Marvel-ous Effort From Coldwater, Frilling

After opening the season with three consecutive losses, Coldwater’s Saturday win makes fourteen straight wins and the impression that  the Cavaliers are on their way to another deep tournament run. Read Greg Billing’s story in today’s feature.

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Apr
16

Troy Defends Market Street, Knocks Off Centerville

The defense was shaky, but another solid pitching performance by Cole Brogan and some healthy hitting pushed Troy past Centerville in GWOC action Tuesday afternoon at Market Street Field. Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Apr
13

Undefeated Fort Loramie Keeps On Rolling…

Fort Loramie and pitcher CJ Billing tacks on two more wins, knocks off host Versailles in its own tourney, and gives Troy Christian first loss at Saturday’s Zac Richard Classic. Read more about the action from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
10

Toopes, Indians Bounce Back Against Red Devils

Piqua starter Owen Toopes took Tippecanoe’s best shots, and two of them ricocheting off his foot, and helped the Indians knocked off the Red Devils 5-1 on Tuesday. Read more about the game from columnist Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Apr
1

No Joke: Tipp’s Egbert Tosses 16 K’s Against Sidney

Tipp’s senior Kenten Egbert wasn’t joking around Monday. The senior right-hander struck out 16 in Tipp’s 3-0 win against Sidney. Kenten tossed a two-hit, 16-strikeout complete game.

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Mar
16

Picture This: St. Henry Is State-Bound

Jackson Center’s Trent Platfoot and Co. cut St. Henry’s nine-point lead to a one possession game in the final minute, but the Redskins’ pulled out the win to earn a Division IV regional title and trip to the state semifinals.

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Mar
1

Four-gone Conclusion … Redskins Return To District For Fourth Straight Time

Perfect ending … Fort Loramie’s five seniors cap undefeated run through D-IV sectional tournament with 33-23 victory against Ansonia. Columnist Greg Billing shares the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
23

Loramie’s Eleven 3-Pointers Knocks Out Buccs…

Fort Loramie’s second-quarter surge helped the Redskins build a lead that the Covington Buccaneers’ couldn’t overcome in the Division IV sectional tournament.

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Feb
21

Versailles To State; Loramie Makes Redskins’ History

Versailles’ boys and girls bowling teams took different paths to qualify for the state tournament. As for Fort Loramie junior Elena Bulcher (pictured), she blazed her own trail as district champ.

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Feb
16

Crowning Achievement … St. Henry Earns Share Of MAC Title

St. Henry outlasted Minster in a physical MAC showdown to claim at least a share of the conference title on Friday night. Read Greg Billing’s story about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
9

How Sweep It Is: Sidney Pulls Away From Piqua…

For Seventh Straight. Sidney’s Andre Gordon entertained the crowd with seven dunks, but Piqua freshman Elise Cox stole the show – and brought the rivals to their feet – as the Yellow Jackets’ swept the Indians on Friday night.

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Feb
2

Billing: Jackson Center Hands Anna Their First Loss

Anna was looking to clinch back-to-back league titles. Jackson Center had its back against the wall. The SCAL rivals played a thriller in front of a packed house that saw the Tigers avenge an earlier 17-point defeat with a 51-47 win. Read more about Jackson Center handing Anna its first loss of the season…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
26

Late Run Pushes Rams Past Yellow Jackets

Sidney gave Trotwood all it could handle for just over 27 minutes, but the Rams’ put the game away with a game-ending 26-7 run. Sidney’s Darren Taborn (photo) lofts a jumper over Trotwood’s Justin Stephens for two of his season-high 23 points.

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Jan
19

Loramie Answers The Bell

Fort Loramie’s balanced attack paces the Redskins to a season sweep of Russia in another close finish. Read more of Greg Billing’s story inside today’s feature.

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Jan
12

Extra! Extra! … Russia Goes OT To Stop Jackson Center

The look on TJ Esser’s face tells it all as he watches the ball go out-of-bounds from his touch, giving Russia possession in OT. Raiders perfect from free-throw line in OT to avenge earlier loss to Tigers in another tough SCAL battle. Read more on the OT battle between Jackson Center and Russia by Greg Billing in today’s feature of Press Pros.

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Jan
9

Team Effort Helps Sidney Topple Xenia

Xenia standout Samari Curtis got his 47 points, but Sidney’s Andre Gordon countered with 32 and the Yellow Jackets’ team effort lifted the team to an eighth straight win. Andre Gordon (20) powers past one of his basketball best friends and Xenia’s Samari Curtis in a showdown of D-I recruits.

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