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Feb
29

Defense Rules; Loramie Rolls To Another District Title

For 16 minutes, it looked as though the Franklin Monroe Jets might derail the state’s number one team. Unfortunately for the Jets, they could not duplicate their first half performance and became Fort Loramie’s 24th consecutive victim. Joe Neves writes in today’s Division IV Press Pros feature.

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Feb
9

Tournament Time Is Almost Here…This Week In Basketball

There are still a couple of league titles up for grabs…one area team has its sights set on ending a long, long post-season losing streak…and the top ranked small school girls team in the state will have a busy week before starting tournament play.

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Feb
2

The Season Heads To The Finish Line…This Week In Basketball

The Fort Loramie Lady Redskins are the last area unbeaten team as the season heads into the home stretch…The Anna Rockets had another sizzling week…Arcanum and Tri-Village will decide the girls Cross County Conference title this week…and the boys tournament draw will be held next Sunday. Read about it in This Week In Basketball.

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Jan
29

Jackets Get Defensive, Stretch Winning Streak To Six

Sidney let a nine-point lead get away in the second half, but turned up the defensive pressure down the stretch to win for the 6th straight time. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros Miami Valley League feature.

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Jan
26

This Week In Basketball…January 27, 2020

As the season begins to wind down, there are head to head match-ups for first place in four conferences this week, including two between top 5 teams…the Versailles boys and Fort Loramie girls look to continue their unbeaten ways…and the girls tournament draw, believe it or not, is Sunday.

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Jan
19

This Week in Basketball…January 20, 2020

First place will be on the line in the MVL Miami Division this week… the number of area unbeatens is down to 2…and one team can clinch a division title this week. Joe Neves shares the upcoming week in area basketball in today’s feature.

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Jan
12

This Week In Basketball…January 13, 2020

Hard to believe that we are past the halfway point of the high school basketball season…it’s week 8 for the boys and week 9 for the girls…and five area teams are still unbeaten. Joe Neves highlights this week’s best games in This Week In Basketball – today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
9

Minster Gets Well At Coldwater’s Expense…

All the shots…They hit a bunch of three-pointers, but Minster’s Ivy Wolf also had the touch shot working at the rim, on her way to a game-high 20 points in Thursday’s 61-31 win over Coldwater. Joe Neves writes the story for Press Pros in today’s feature.

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Dec
29

League Races Resume: This Week In Basketball

As we suffer through our Fiesta Bowl letdown, high school basketball heats up this week. Conference play resumes, several teams will attempt to keep their perfect records intact, and something unusual is happening…in West Milton, of all places.

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Dec
26

Deck The Halls – This Week In Basketball

Seems like everyone has their own holiday tournament this week…several area teams have survived the first month of the season undefeated…and two state champions in football try to ramp up quickly on the hardwood. Joe Neves provides a synopsis of area basketball this weekend in the debut of ‘This Week In Basketball’…on Press Pros.

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Dec
11

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly….Troy Holds Off Xenia

It was some parts good, and some parts ugly for the Troy Trojans Tuesday night, but it all added up to a win as they improved to 3-1. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
17

Disappointment At Trent – Rockets Fall In Regional Final

The further you go, the more it hurts when it ends. Anna’s sensational season comes to a sour end as Purcell Marian rolls in the Regional Final. Read Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
11

Anna, Versailles Show Well…Collect Div. III District Titles

The games were different, but the results the same. Versailles started fast and then held on, while Anna pulled away late to win Division Three District titles. Joe Neves writes about the action at UD Arena for today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
10

Minster Dominates Second Half…Returns To State

It was intense…it was physical…it was Minster and Fort Loramie for the D-IV regional championship. Loramie took the lead midway through the third quarter, but the Wildcats responded like championship teams do to claim their second straight regional title.

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Mar
9

Jackson Center, Loramie Win Division IV Boys District Titles

A dedicated team effort shut down one of the most prolific scorers in the area and Jackson Center answered every challenge at both ends of the floor to win their 21st game and a district title. Read about Division IV district action from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
3

Heartbreak Again: Jackets Fall To Springfield In Sect. Final

End of an era…An emotional Andre Gordon leaves the court for the final in his remarkable career at Sidney – 2,013 points, 550 assists, the Jackets’ all-time scoring leader, and a 20-win season in his senior year. “We gave it all we had,” said Gordon. Read more from Joe Neves as Sidney falls to Springfield in the Div. I sectional final.

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Feb
24

The Grind Begins – Sidney Gets Past Carroll

Defense,rebounding,and just enough offense lifted Sidney’s 4th-seeded Yellow Jackets past 12th-seeded Carroll in a rugged D-I tournament opener Saturday night. And that Andre Gordon fella’ helped out too. Read Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
10

This Week In Basketball…February 11, 2019

Tournament basketball tips off this week, but all eyes will be on Sidney Tuesday night…we will break down the showdown between the Yellow Jackets and the Butler Aviators…Anna and Twin Valley South can clinch conference titles this week… the MAC boys race goes down to the wire.

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Feb
4

This Week In Basketball–February 4, 2019

Area girls teams have their seeds and first round opponents after Sunday’s tournament draw…The boys draw is Sunday and every area conference is still up for grabs…and we preview the big games of the week. Read what Joe Neves says about it all…in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
2

Unexpected – Fort Loramie Crushes Anna For SCL Title

The result was not unexpected, but the margin certainly was. Fort Loramie used lights-out three point shooting, unselfish ball-handling and suffocating defense to rout Anna and claim yet another Shelby County League Championship. Joe Neves writes the story.

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