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Aug
28

No Flash In The Pan: Milton Strikes Down Valley View

After a pair of humbling losses to Valley View last season, the Milton-Union Bulldogs delivered some payback to win a key Division IV, Region 16 game on Friday night.

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Aug
27

Momentum Swing Carries Loramie To Rivalry Win

The first three sets featured some quality back-and-forth volleyball between Fort Loramie and Russia. The fourth set? Sometimes you have nights like those … and the Raiders were on the wrong side of a lopsided loss in the Shelby County Athletic League.

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Aug
23

Will It Be Another Banner Year For New Knoxville?

After winning their first Midwest Athletic Conference title since 2005, what’s next for the New Knoxville volleyball team? Winning their second title, of course. Despite being one of the smaller programs in the state, the Rangers continue to be one of Division IV’s best in Ohio.

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Aug
21

Bad Company: Stingy Defense Already In Tune For Indians

What started as a team nickname back in the third grade has followed the Indians’ seniors into the 2021 high school football season. Piqua was certainly Bad Company for the Belmont Bison in the Indians’ 54-0 rout in the season opener on Friday at Alexander Stadium. Read Friday Football weekly on PressProsMagazine…

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Jul
17

Play Ball! … Or Soccer Or Run Cross Country While You Can!

Most of Rusty Allen’s baseball players are multi-sport athletes … and that’s just fine with the Ohio Starz 15U baseball coach. Allen and Monroe Swarm coach Ed Beck prefer trying a variety of sports compared to specialization, even if it means having to share athletes or find replacements for family vacations.

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Jul
16

Travel Team, 7-Year-Old Form Baseball Bond

It was a simple moment. But what was supposed to be a quick game of toss to fill time before a game ended up forming a lasting bond. The Butler County Bombers 16U baseball team earned a fan for life when they befriended 7-year-old Cody.

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Jul
10

Miami Valley Prospects Follow Advice Of Their Coach….

With emphasis…Cooper Cole’s grand slam (below) was the hitting highlight, while pitcher Kaden Echeman threw a complete-game gem in Saturday’s Miami Valley Prospect’s shutout win over Texas-Ewald. Greg Billing writes about it for Press Pros.

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Jul
9

Ohio Diamond Hawks Form Baseball Bond … Despite The Uniform

Often in opposite dugouts during the spring high school season, the Ohio Diamond Hawks come together to play the game they love as the boys of summer. The Hawks — a collection of players from Anthony Wayne, Findlay, Millbury Lake and Oregon Clay — teamed up again in the Best of Midwest tournament at Newton High School on Friday.

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Jun
12

Canes 16U, Wood Bat Classic Heats Up

The weather was throwing heat on Saturday. That didn’t slow the Canes 16U team at the Best of Ohio Buckeye Wood Bat Classic. The four-day 15U, 16U and 18U tournaments wrap up Sunday at select sites in the Miami Valley.

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Jun
11

Colts Elite Brings Hilliard Rivals Together

Hilliard’s three high schools are rivals, but when it comes to baseball they’re often teammates with the Colts Elite. The Elite are one of the many 18U, 16U and 15U teams taking their swings at the Best of Ohio Wood Bat Classic this weekend at various sites around the Miami Valley. Greg Billing writes.

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Jun
10

Batter Up! Wood Bat Tourney Swings Into Action

In a rematch of the 2020 18U championship game, the Miami Valley Prospects gave defending champ Springfield Armoloy a scare in the bottom of the seventh in the Best of Ohio Wood Bat Classic. Armoloy pitcher Nick Whalen -pictured (Springfield Shawnee) was dialed in Thursday. Read the “Best of Ohio Wood Bat Classic” by Greg Billing inside today’s PressPros.

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Jun
6

“Really Good”: Bradford Wins In Softball For First Title Ever

Skipp Miller (below) overcame an admitted case of early nerves to pitch a one-hit shutout…and the Bradford Railroaders garnered universal praise as they won the Division IV title in softball – the first team title in the history of the school. Greg Billing writes the story for Press Pros.

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Jun
5

For Bradford, It’s Full Steam Ahead Into State Final

The Bradford Railroaders steamrolled into the Division IV state title game with an 11-0, five-inning victory against New Riegel on Friday afternoon. Skipp Miller threw a 12th no-hitter and the Railroaders’ offense backed her up with a five-run first inning. The ‘Roaders return Sunday for a shot at the school’s first-ever team state title.

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May
31

Battery Mates Put Charge Into Railroaders’ Regional Win

The Bradford Railroaders kept their season rolling Sunday afternoon as sisters Skipp Miller and Austy Miller put on a show in the D-IV regional finals. Skipp had the winning hit, Austy scored the winning run to send Bradford to the D-IV state semifinals. Greg Billing writes for Press Pros.

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May
29

Miracle in Mason: Lakewood Stuns Greenville In D-II Regional Final

The Greenville Green Wave were one hit away from a trip to the D-II state semifinals. Instead, the Lakewood Lancers staged an improbable comeback with plenty of offense of their own. When the dust cleared Lakewood scored a stunning 21-20 regional final victory on Saturday afternoon. Read Greg Billing inside today’s Press Pros

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May
27

Double The Fun: Clutch Hit Lifts Greenville Past Shawnee

Greenville rode the Green Wave’s defense and clutch hitting into the D-II regional title game. That’s before the Green Wave battled back from a couple controversial calls against Springfield Shawnee Braves in a thriller at Mason High School. Read Greenville Softball By Greg Billing inside today’s Press Pros.

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May
26

Bringing The Heat: Bradford, Mechanicsburg Reach Regional Title Game

In a D-IV regional final matchup many anticipated from the start of the season, Bradford and Mechanicsburg made it a reality with semifinal wins on Wednesday. Russia, which hoped to play spoiler against the ‘Burg, suffered some early inning jitters and fell in the program’s first regional appearance.

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May
24

Welcome Back: Fort Loramie Returns To District Final

Coach Jeff Sanders’ team shut out Bradford in a sectional final on Monday to advance in a postseason tournament where anything can happen. The scoreboard told the story … Loramie’s Caeleb Meyer quieted Bradford’s bats on Monday. Read Greg Billing baseball inside today’s Press Pros.

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May
21

Minster Rally Comes Up Short In District Final

Minster nearly pulled off another come-from-behind win in the Division IV district final on Friday. Minster senior Alexis Bishop (pictured) chases down a drive to center. Read Girls softball by Greg Billing inside today’s Press Pros.

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May
20

Tigers Battle But Suffer Tough Loss In District Final

The Tigers’ first district championship game appearance since 2009 didn’t end like the Tigers hoped. But Versailles put down the groundwork for another potential run following a 5-2 loss to Georgetown in extra innings on Thursday.

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