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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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Jan
5

Slump Buster … Tipp Ends Offensive Woes Vs. Versailles

After watching too many shots rattle in and out the last two games, Tipp shot itself out of a slump to sink the Versailles Tigers in a battle of state powers. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
5

Jackson Center’s Defense Clamps Down On Fairlawn

Jackson Center’s stingy man defense held Fairlawn to a season low in points in the Tigers’ 47-27 SCAL victory on Friday night. Read more on the Jackson Center win by Greg Billing inside today’s feature of Press Pros.

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Nov
18

Talk Of The Town: Fort Loramie Wins Regional Title

Carter Mescher’s 82-yard kickoff return started a string of 20 unanswered points as the Redskins bounced Convoy Crestview out of the playoffs, 48-20, on Saturday. Read more of Greg Billing’s story inside today’s feature.

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Nov
17

Marion Local Upends Coldwater; state semis up next

In a match-up of tradition-rich programs, Marion Local added to its legendary football status with another trip to the state semifinals … beating Coldwater 40-19. Read more by Greg Billing inside today’s feature.

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Nov
10

Rubber Match … Troy Bounced Out Of Playoffs By Anderson In Third Meeting

Troy took it to Anderson early, but a late interception — and the Redskins’ uptempo offense — sealed the Trojans’ playoff fate in a stunning 38-35 loss in the regional semifinals.

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Nov
3

New Bremen Quiets Doubters With Regional Title Win Over Jackson Center

Jackson Center gave it a good run, but the Cardinals’ balanced offense has the team two wins away from repeating as the D-IV state champions.

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Nov
3

What A Rush…Culp-Bishop Grinds Harrison In 48-7 Win

Troy’s Jayden Culp-Bishop joined Trojans legends Bob Ferguson and Ryan Brewer as 2,000-yard rushers in the Trojans program with a Troy playoff record 356 yards in a 48-7 opening-round win Friday. Read about the game from columnist Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros front page feature.

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Nov
2

Next Step, State…Jackson Center, New Bremen Score Regional Semi-Final Wins

For defending state champion New Bremen it was business as usual in a three-set sweep over Fort Loramie; while Jackson Center won the rubber match against fellow Shelby County Athletic League opponent Russia in the regional semifinals Thursday. Read Greg Billing’s account of the action in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
27

Better Late Than Not At All…Troy Edges Piqua, 7-6

Piqua put up a fight, and put a scare into rival Troy. But in the end, the Trojans scored late in the fourth quarter to break the Indians’ bid for an upset, and a playoff berth, and walked away with a hard-fought 7-6 win. Read more on the game from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros front page feature.

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Oct
24

Home Grown: The Influence Of St. Henry Volleyball On This Year’s Title

One of the youngest of current title holders, Versailles’ coach Kenzie Bruggeman can trace her success back to the same roots as New Bremen’s Diana Kramer, Minster’s Cami Garman, St. Henry’s Tricia Rosenbeck, and Carolyn Danmeyer. They’re all alumni of St. Henry High School. Read more from columnist Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
20

Butler Did It … Aviators’ Defense Helps Dish Out 27-9 Win Over Sidney

Who’s Got It?…Butler senior Nicholas Coyle’s 59-yard touchdown off a fumble return keyed the Aviators’ playoff push, while denying Sidney consecutive winning seasons for the first time since the mid-1990s. Read more in the latest Press Pros GWOC feature by columnist Greg Billing.

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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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