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Feb
28

Just win … Jackson Center, Troy Christian Stay Alive

They took different paths to get there, but Jackson Center (below) and Troy Christian both won their sectional tournament games to set up a district semifinal showdown on Saturday. Greg Billing writes about the action in Thursday’s Piqua sectional.

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Feb
24

Versailles Dominates Inside For Shot At District Title

Versailles struggled early to find its shot. But once the Tigers did … there was no stopping them as Tracy White’s team cruised to a seventh straight district final appearance with a 62-39 win over Middletown Madison. More from Greg Billing Monday Night.

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Feb
24

Versailles Dominates Inside For Shot At District Title

Versailles struggled early to find its shot. But once the Tigers did … there was no stopping them as Tracy White’s team cruised to a seventh straight district final appearance with a 62-39 win over Middletown Madison. Lindsey Winner (pictured) dominated inside with 16 points despite missing much of the first quarter in foul trouble. More from Greg Billing Monday Night.

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Feb
22

UD Goes Over The Top(pin) To Dunk Dukes

Obi Toppin, UD’s national player of the year candidate, hit a few monster dunks and a milestone in the Flyers’ comeback victory over the Duquesne Dukes on Saturday. The victory was the 16th straight for the team ranked No. 5 in the nation. Read about UD’s win from Greg Billing in today’s feature.

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Feb
22

Botkins Junior Takes Over Trojans Win Against Newton

The Newton Indians stayed around for three quarters against the Botkins Trojans on Friday night, nagging and annoying the higher-seeded Trojans. That changed in the fourth with Botkins’ game-clinching 28-5 outburst in the Division IV sectional tournament. Jayden Priddy-Powell (Pictured) was poetry in motion in the fourth quarter with 14 of his game-high 19 points. More from Greg Billing Friday Night.

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Feb
20

What A Blast: Anna Pastes Northridge In 47-Point Win

The Anna Rockets cruised into the Division III district semifinal … setting up another meeting with Miami East … with a stout defense effort that put a deep freeze on the Northridge Polar Bears on Thursday night. Anna’s Lauren Barhorst (pictured) was one of 10 players to score for the Rockets, she finished with 10. Read Thursday’s story by Greg Billing inside today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
20

A Shore Thing: Miami East’s Girls Wrestling Team Gets Boost From Club

Readers of Press Pros Magazine might do a double take seeing a wrestling story. Though there are no plans to add extensive wrestling coverage into the fold at this time … there are stories worth sharing. The very first Miami East Vikings all-girls high school wrestling team … and the first girls state championship tournament in Ohio … is one of them.

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Feb
16

Sidney Rallies … But Butler Responds To The Challenge

After beating Sidney by 3o and 48 points a season ago, Butler held off Sidney 51-48 in the first round of the Division I sectional tournament on Saturday that featured a pair of teams loaded with youthful potential. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
16

Sidney Rallies … But Butler Responds To The Challenge

After beating Sidney by 3o and 48 points a season ago, Butler held off Sidney 51-48 in the first round of the Division I sectional tournament on Saturday that featured a pair of teams loaded with youthful potential. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
15

Team Chemistry Bonds Versailles, Run To MAC Title

The brotherhood enjoyed by the Versailles boys basketball team will make the Tigers a tough out in the Division III postseason tournament.

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Feb
8

Troy Stays Alive In MVL Chase, Knocks Off Tipp

The Trojans used a pair of defensive stops late, then hit a clutch free throw with 52 seconds left to avenge an earlier loss to the Red Devils in a key Miami Valley League game Friday night. (Pictured) Troy’s Landyn Henry hits the game-winning free throw in front of the Red Devils Den. More from Greg Billing Friday Night.

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Feb
4

Sidney Holds Off Troy For Key MVL Win

After an ugly first quarter, Sidney and Troy settled down for a Miami Valley League clash that came down to the final seconds. The Yellow Jackets held on for the 60-54 victory to sweep the season series on Tuesday. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
1

Shoot! Offensive Woes Hurt Milton-Union In Tough Loss

Milton-Union has struggled since a 10-2 start, but the Bulldogs are confident they can rebound to post the program’s first winning season since 2012-13. More from Greg Billing Friday Night.

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Jan
26

Loramie Slows Down Tigers … But Tigers Stay Undefeated

 Versailles faced a difficult three-game stretch this week that left the Tigers battle-tested … but not beaten. Versailles used a pair of clutch free throws from Michael Stammen Saturday to hold off Fort Loramie’s upset bid. Read more about the game from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
25

For Tipp, Good Things Come In Three’s In Win Over Piqua

The Red Devils were red hot from three-point range on Friday night, knocking down 11 overall — and giving them 31 three’s in their last three games — to knock off the host Indians. Piqua’s Dre’Sean Roberts (pictured) gets the shot off as Tipp’s Nolan Mader goes for the block. More from Greg Billing Friday Night.

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Jan
21

Versailles Overcomes Adversity To Bounce Butler

Battling a tough Butler team and boisterous student section, the Versailles boys basketball team got the last word with an impressive 53-45 victory in overtime on Tuesday night. Versailles’ Michael Stammen (pictured) drives the lane as Butler’s Quincy Rackley defends. More from Greg Billing Friday Night.

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Jan
18

Runnin’ Rockets Surge Past Fairlawn

Anna’s up-tempo attack outscored Fairlawn 26-10 in the second quarter to give the Rockets their seventh straight victory. Fairlawn’s (#21) Isaac Ambos defends Anna’s(#3) Isaiah Masteller (pictured). Greg Billing shares the story in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
15

Tipp Drops Heart-Breaker To Stebbins In Double OT

Tipp’s up and down season continued with another example of the downs – a double overtime loss to visiting Stebbins on a shot at the end that wouldn’t go ‘down’. Greg Billing shares the story in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
11

Parkway Strikes Again…Knocks Off Marion

The drive is alive Rockford…After beating Coldwater for the first time in nearly 20 seasons, the Parkway Panthers did it again Friday night beating Marion Local for the first time in a decade with a last-second win. Greg Billing tells you how in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
4

Reason To Cheer … Sidney Wraps Up Another Win

The holidays are over, but the Yellow Jackets are providing cheer throughout Sidney with a 9-0 start following a big win over West Carrollton. Devin Taborn’s New Year’s (#4, below) came a couple days late in Friday night’s win against West Carrollton as he waited for the ball to drop.

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