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Oct
24

Thunderstruck: Fort Loramie Rumbles Past Ansonia

In what coach Spencer Wells called his team’s most complete game, the Fort Lormie Redskins rolled to a 42-0 victory over Ansonia in the D-VII, Region 28 playoffs. The Redskins slowed down the Tigers’ talented running attack to set up a regional semifinal meeting with New Bremen next week. Greg Billing writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
11

How Sweet It Is: New Knoxville Serving Up Wins In Volleyball

The Rangers volleyball team celebrates victories with trips to Dairy Queen. They’ve become regulars with a 15-0 record and chance at the program’s first Midwest Athletic Conference title since 2006. Columnist Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros. (Cover Photo Courtesy of Lange Photographics, Inc.)

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Oct
11

Carey On: Anna QB Lifts Rockets To Playoff win

First-year starter Kohlten Carey threw for 161 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 139 yards and another score as the Rockets won their sixth straight playoff game with a 40-7 victory over Miami East. Greg Billing writes for Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Oct
3

Sherman’s Spikes A Big Hit For Russia

After a two-week layoff, the Russia Raiders are returning to form following a 3-1 victory over Jackson Center on Saturday. The two team meet again Tuesday as the Raiders’ schedule is packed with postponed matches. Jackson Center’s Shai Akers tries to get one past Russia’s Cece Borchers (3) and Kate Sherman (4). (All pictured)

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Sep
30

From Caddie To Coach: Golf Still Drives Minster’s Seyfried

Don Seyfried brings a century’s worth of experience to the Minster golf team. As he nears his 100th birthday he still hits the links as a volunteer coach with the Wildcats, making him possibly the oldest volunteer high school coach in the United States. Greg Billing shares his story in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
27

Fore!… St. Henry Starts Bid For Fourth Straight Trip To State

Since she started golfing in junior high, St. Henry senior Ellen Naumann has had the drive — and distance — to get better on the golf course. The defending Midwest Athletic Conference player hopes to lead the Redskins to a fourth straight trip to the Division II state tournament.

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Sep
26

Injuries Bite Bulldogs Again…Milton Falls To Valley View

Injuries have bitten the Milton-Union Bulldogs hard this season. Milton started Friday night missing five defensive starters. Three more went down … including one that also plays quarterback … during Milton’s 57-14 loss at Valley View. Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
25

Marion Bounces Back, Drops Minster

The Marion Local Flyers were looking to snap a two-match losing streak … albeit to a pair of state-ranked teams. They did it in decisive fashion with a 3-0 win over Minster to stay in the Midwest Athletic Conference title hunt on Thursday. Kinsey Thobe hammers one down for the three set win over the Minster Wildcats.

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Sep
19

For Old Times’ Sake…Tipp Upends Troy In Burgbacher Homecoming

A Tippecanoe victory over Troy has been a long time coming for the Red Devils. How long? How about since 1939. Tipp scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:36 left in the fourth … then came out on the right side of some controversy … for one of the biggest wins in program history.

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Sep
12

Rivals To The End: Milton Falls To Waynesville

Milton-Union battled its biggest rival for likely the last time in the foreseeable future on Friday night. Milton, which leaves the SWBL after this school year while Waynesville remains, suffered a tough 28-6 setback to the Spartans at Memorial Stadium. West Milton, OH – About an hour … and no direct route … separates the […]

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Sep
5

Billing: Covington’s Defense Does It Again…Buccs Throttle East

Covington’s speedy defense harassed Miami East most of Friday night, producing a 43-14 victory that could help the Buccs end a three-season CCC title drought. Columnist Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
29

Ground Pound: Strong Rush, Aggressive Defense Lifts Versailles

Make no mistake, the Versailles Tigers can throw the football. They simply didn’t need to Friday night in a 34-14 victory at Anna highlighted by the Tigers’ ground-and-pound combo of a strong rushing attack and hard-hitting defense. Greg Billing shares the details.

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Aug
28

Reason To Shout…Russia Upends Fort Loramie

Their win Thursday put them right in the conversation of teams to beat for the Division IV title chase, and that’s where they want to be. Russia impressed with a four-set win over 2019 state runners-up Fort Loramie. Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
22

Court In Session…Coldwater Falls To Ottawa-Glandorf

Coldwater…and other volleyball teams around the state…served up its season opener on Saturday amid COVID-19 guideslines. The Cavaliers weren’t able to hold their high-powered Spikeoff Classic but did manage to gain some experience against a quality Ottawa-Glandorf opponent.

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Jul
14

Secret To Moellers’ Success? ‘Go With The Flo’

The Marion Local Flyers name is synonymous with state championships. So is Florentine Moeller’s. The feisty great-grandmother has a direct link to 63 OHSAA state tournament appearances and 34 state championships. It’s a heckuva story, and you can read it in today’s Press Pros.

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Jul
5

Billing: Prospect’s Delivery Driving Opponents ‘Buggy’

Northmont grad Jaren Slusher has used the same unorthodox delivery since his little league days. With another stellar outing Sunday for the Miami Valley Prospects 18 U team the old adage applies … “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Jul
4

Red, White And Boom … Riverbats Having A Blast

Behind another star-spangled effort on the mound, the Cincinnati Riverbats sparkled at the Tournament of Stars Wooden Bat World Series tournament at Newton High School on Saturday. Greg. Billing writes for Sunday’s Press Pros

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Apr
22

Batter Up! Area players Step To Plate For PPM Survey

In the absence of baseball itself, Press Pros columnist Greg Billing surveyed five area players to find out their most relevant, most memorable, and the just plain silly experiences they’ll remember most about high school baseball. Our thanks for their time…and yours for reading.

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Apr
9

Only game in town…Is A Waiting Game

Currently sitting and waiting, Coldwater enjoys it’s seventh state title in baseball from last June (below), and a commanding legacy in area championship baseball. Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
11

Fort Loramie’s Gritty Effort Falls Short

Fort Loramie’s physical man-to-man defense held high-scoring Columbus Wellington in check in a D-IV regional semifinal. But the Redskins’ offense came up one basket short themselves in a tough loss. Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros tournament feature.

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