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Oct
13

Gift Of Grab: Trojans’ Secondary Picks Off Sidney Six Times…

All four members of Troy’s starting secondary had interceptions, including three by Weston Smith, as the Trojans’ top-ranked GWOC defense held Sidney in check for a 38-19 win. Greg Billing writes the story for Press Pros.

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Oct
10

Crowning achievement: Hewitt Recalls Historic 4-Crown Sweep

In 1998, Troy’s Jack Hewitt arrived at Eldora Speedway looking to win just one of the four features at the 4-Crown Nationals. He left with a clean sweep. The legendary nigiht still ranks as one one of dirt racing’s greatest achievements. Columnist Greg Billing tells the story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Oct
6

Block Party: Trojans Celebrate Victory With Special Teams Play

Troy’s special teams stuffed a pair of Butler punt attempts and Jaydon Culp-Bishop rushed for more than 200 yards in his third straight game to help the Trojans spoil the Aviators’ homecoming with a 25-0 win. Columnist Greg Billing tells the story in today’s Press Pros GWOC feature.

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Sep
28

Special delivery: Punts play key role in Piqua’s rivalry win at Sidney

In the battle for the Battered Helmet, Piqua used a pair of special teams plays to reclaim the coveted trophy from Sidney with a 14-12 victory. Greg Billing writes about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
22

Trojans Fall From Ranks Of The Unbeaten…To Miamisburg

The defense played hard, but Troy’s offense sputtered – a horrible first half put them in a hole – and Miamisburg proved to be their match defensively. The net result…the Trojans suffered their first loss of the season Friday to the Vikings. Read Greg Billing’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
15

Loramie Moves On, Past East, In Cross County Conference Win….

Fort Loramie played fast and aggressive in a 21-7 win to avenge last season’s one-point loss to Miami East and stay atop the Cross County Conference standings.

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Sep
8

After Honoring Past, Troy Shows It Has A Bright Future, Too…

Hall of Fame Night started the festivities, and Jaydon Culp-Bishop (above, #8) had a party of his own. The Troy Trojans capped the night by decking Cincinnati Turpin with a 29-7 victory in a key Division II, Region 8 game. Read about the game from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
1

Thunderstruck … Troy’s Defense Delivers The Boom To Stop Xenia

Returning to Xenia on Saturday, Troy needed one defensive stop to win. The Trojans got it by stuffing the Buccaneers on fourth-and-3 on Troy’s 43-yard line to preserve a 21-14 victory. Enough offense, and the same dependable Trojan defense…they move to 2-0. Read more from Greg Billing in the latest GWOC feature.

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Aug
25

Road Warriors: Redskins Wear Down Buccs In Season Opener

St. Henry’s road-grading offensive line paved the way as the Redskins scored a season-opening win against a Covington Buccs’ team that struggled to stay on the field in the Redskins’ 22-0 victory.

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Aug
3

Billing: Sky’s The Limit For Russia Volleyball

New faces, new enthusiasm…Gone are some familiar faces, but with a new support cast around her, Russia aims for a second consecutive regional tournament appearance. It’s been a a long time since they’ve done it, but a long time since someone like Laurissa Poling. too. Read more from PPM’s Greg Billing.

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Jul
26

Billing: Title Town In Casstown

The senior-dominated Miami East Vikings look to celebrate their 60th season of high school football with a third conference title in the last four seasons. Thinking blue…in today’s Press Pros inside feature from Greg Billing.

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Jul
13

Summer Grid Profiles: Trojans’ Horse As Versatile As They Come….

He may be Troy’s most versatile impact player in years, which is just the way senior tight end Spencer Klopfenstein wants it. The more he can play, the better! Are you ready for some football? Check out today’s inside feature from columnist Greg Billing.

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Jun
2

A Pair Of Aces Deliver CJ And Wapakoneta To The DII Title Game

A state title game is in the cards for Chaminade Julienne and Wapakoneta as CJ’s Ryan Peltier allowed two hits and Wapak’s Gage Schenk three hits to lead their teams to the D-II championship game Saturday. Read more from Greg Billing and our state tourney feature.

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May
25

Division IV Regional Semifinal Doubleheader…No Repeaters!

The hoped-for repeat of either Minster or Russia as a Division IV finalist came to an end Thursday, as Russia fell to Cincinnati Christian in one regional semi-final…and Fort Loramie leveled Minster (above) in the other. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature from Greg Billing.

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May
6

Miscues Ruin Trojans’ Mood On Cinco De Mayo

Seven errors, eight walks lead to uncharacteristic pedestrian outing for Troy in loss to Lakota West. A rundown finally catches up with Lakota West’s Andrew Brownley (above), when he was tagged out by Troy’s short-stop Cole Brogan. Read more on GWOC baseball in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
21

Tipp Wins Its 15th…Over Former CBC Rival Kenton Ridge

Tipp used its pitching and attention to the ‘little things’ to notch its 15th win of the season over former CBC rival Kenton Ridge. Read more about the game from Greg Billing in the latest Press Pros feature on GWOC baseball.

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Apr
18

Facing McDonagh A Tall Task

Troy’s 5-9 hurler, Derek McDonah, overpowers Butler to win first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader. And hey, it’s been a good week – a really good week – for McDoonah. Read more about it, and GWOC baseball, from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
15

Thunderstruck: Red Strikes Twice In Final 36 Seconds To Win UD Scrimmage

The rain cut things short, but not before UD got in a half of spring football…and sophomore Ryan Skibinski made a big impression in the final minute of play. Read about the game from PPM columnist Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Apr
14

Tippecanoe Strong-Armed, And Dangerous…

Pitching depth has Tippecanoe as contender in the GWOC and beyond. On Friday it was Mason McClurg’s turn to throw teams for a loss. Read more on the Red Devils’ win over West Carrollton from Greg Billing inside today’s Press Pros feature..

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Apr
7

Chill Out … Minster’s Bats Cool Off Fort Loramie

Backyard rivals meet…A sixth-inning rally sends defending state champion Minster to confidence-boosting win over previously undefeated Fort Loramie. Enjoy high school baseball from columnist Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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