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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
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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Jan
27

This Week In Basketball-Volume Nine

We’re a week away from the girls tournament draw, and none of the area league races have been decided…there are key games scheduled almost every night this week…and Anna’s unbeaten roll with get a strong test this week. Need a good game this week? Read Joe Neves in today’s inside feature.

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Jan
20

This Week In Basketball…Volume Eight

Mother Nature was the clear winner, again…Some area teams are starting to get very busy as athletic directors scramble to re-schedule games…Sidney faces a bounce-back week after a disappointing loss…and the tournament draw for girls is just days away, already. Read ‘TWIB’ in today’s inside feature.

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Jan
13

This Week in Basketball…January 14, 2019

Hoopin’ It Up In Loramie….Both Fort Loramie teams made big statements last week…the Piqua Lady Indians are having, for them, a one of a kind season…the Anna Rockets remain the only unbeaten team in the area heading into the week…and the Tippecanoe Lady Red Devils get their toughest challenge of the season.

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Jan
6

This Week In Basketball…January 7, 2019

The first full week of 2019 will be highlighted by several big games…several teams continued streaks last week, both good and bad…and two area players hit personal milestones on back to back nights…and Press Pros was there for both of them.

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Dec
30

Joe Neves: This Week In Basketball

Conference action resumes this week…it’s showdown time for the Anna and Fort Loramie girls…Piqua and Troys’ boys teams made some noise over the holiday…and what’s the deal with all the power outages? Read about this week’s games from Joe Neves in another holiday edition of TWIB.

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Dec
25

Joe Neves: This Week in Basketball

‘Holly-Day’ basketball, anyone?…Holiday Tournaments dominate this week’s schedule…conference favorites are beginning to emerge as league play takes a break for the holiday…and we check out the teams at the head of the pack one month into the season. Read about this week’s games from Joe Neves in holiday edition of TWIB.

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Dec
19

Game Of Runs: Sidney Rallies To Stun Butler

They made their run at the end…Josiah Hudgins (above) and Sidney scored more points in the final 7 minutes than it did in the first 29, erasing an 11 point deficit in the final 3 minutes of regulation and going on to stun previously unbeaten Vandalia Butler on the Aviators home floor. Read Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros. (Photo by Julie McMaken Wright)

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Dec
16

Joe Neves: This Week In Basketball…Dec. 17, 2018

Several area teams area still unbeaten heading into the week before Christmas…there is a GWOC North showdown in Vandalia this week…the top two teams in the Shelby County League will meet Friday night…and there are several intriguing non-conference clashes this week. Read Joe Neves in today’s inside feature.

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Dec
9

Joe Neves: This Week In Basketball

One team’s drive to stay perfect…Some familiar names are at the top of the MAC Girls standings…three area teams make their season debuts this week…and there is a new single game scoring leader at Franklin Monroe. Joe Neves outlines area basketball on our weekly ‘This Week in Basketball’ page.

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Dec
2

Joe Neves: This Week In Basketball….Dec. 2, 2018

With football now closed for another year, the question now becomes…can any area school break through for a basketball title, boys or girls, as Minster (above) and Marion Local last March? Joe Neves offers insights on it in this week’s first edition of This Week In Basketball…today’s Press Pros feature.

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