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Aug
31

Thursday Night Heights: Sidney Holds On For First Win

It sounds a little silly to call the second game of the season a must win. For the Sidney Yellow Jackets and Bellefontaine Chieftans, however, two playoff teams from a year ago that struggled mightily in week one, Thursday night’s showdown was exactly that.

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May
26

Comeback For The Ages…On To Columbus For Fort Loramie!

The Fort Loramie Redskins season seemed to be over after 4 innings, but a once in a lifetime performance by a Redskin junior saved the day and sent the Redskins to Columbus for the first time since 2010. Joe Neves was there, and writes about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Mar
17

Division “IVth” Time’s The Charm: Marion Takes Loramie For The Regional Title

Two teams seeking to end their Final Four droughts met in the Regional Final Friday night…and an in-game drought proved to be decisive. Marion Local’s Tyler Prenger celebrates his game-high 23 points with some ‘net’ (above) Read more from Joe Neves inside today’s feature of Press Pros.

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Mar
11

Finally! Minster Ends Drought, Claims Regional Championship

The Minster Wildcats had been disappointed the last two seasons when they lost in the Regional. Saturday night, the Wildcats put that misery behind them and claimed their first state tournament berth since 2010.

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Mar
10

Marion Local’s Defense Edges St Henry For District IV Title

Winning Does Matter…Emotions portray the outcome, as Marion Local overcame a slow start, a variety of defenses, big shots by St Henry, and had some big plays of its own to win the District title. Read about the overtime nail-biter from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Mar
7

Out of Time, Out of Season…Versailles Falls In Div. III District Final

The hoped-for, denied….Justin Ahrens looks on as the district title Versailles had hoped for was awarded at the other end of the arena Wednesday to the Madeira Mustangs. Read more about the game and a disappointing loss from columnist Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
4

On A Collision Course: Versailles and Anna Claim D-III Sectional Titles.

Justin Ahrens scored 32 points as Versailles picked up a sectional title, while Anna moves to the district round with a come-from-behind win in Division Three. Read more from Joe Neves in Sunday’s Press Pros tournament updates.

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Mar
3

Finally! Russia Gets Over The Hump, Wins Sectional Title

The Russia Raiders beat the Jackson Center Tigers at their own game, shutting down the Tigers offense to win their first sectional title in three years. Read about Friday’s action from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Mar
1

No Contest: Anna Rolls By Northeastern In Division Three

Anna used a blistering start to roll over Northeastern in the D-II Sectional @ Vandalia Butler. Next up: a date with Brookville for a District tournament berth. Read about Wednesday’s action from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
28

Survive And Advance: Russia And Jackson Center To Meet For The Third Time

Two cataclysmic droughts meant the end of the line for Lehman and Fairlawn, while Russia and Jackson Center moved on to a third meeting Friday night…this time with a sectional title at stake in the Piqua Division IV sectional. Read about Tuesday’s action from Joe Neves in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Feb
24

Good Start: Lehman,Jackson Center Pick Up First Round Wins

Lehman took advantage of cold-shooting Covington before Jackson Center smothered Mississinawa Valley in the opening round of the Division Four sectional at Piqua High School. Read about the first round of the tournaments inside Press Pros feature by Joe Neves.

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Feb
24

Good Start: Lehman,Jackson Center Get Opening Round Wins

Lehman took advantage of cold-shooting Covington before Jackson Center smothered Mississinawa Valley in the opening round of the Division Four sectional at Piqua High School. Read about the first round of the tournaments inside Press Pros feature by Joe Neves.

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Feb
19

This Week In Basketball: One And Done Begins, And Now Every Game Counts…!

It’s the most exciting time of the basketball season. High school tournaments move into the sectional semifinal round for the girls and the opening round for the boys…and nobody is taking anything for granted. Read more about this week’s tournament matchups on TWIB (This Week In Basketball).

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Feb
18

Miami County’s Best…

The Troy Christian Eagles and the Bethel Bees tuned up for tournament action with a dandy of a season finale that took an extra session to decide. When the final horn sounded, it was the Eagles standing tall with their 16th consecutive win.

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Feb
14

Sidney Stops Butler: GWOC American North Deadlocked

A miserable start turned into a game to remember as Sidney avenged an earlier loss and threw the GWOC American North race into a tie with one game remaining. Read more about the game from columnist Joe Neves in the latest Press Pros feature update.

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Feb
11

Number Two Goes Down… Anna Upends Fort Loramie For A Second Time

The Shelby County League race will go down to the final night of the regular season as Anna dropped Fort Loramie (this time on the road) for the second time in 18 days. Read about the game from Joe Neve’s in today’s Press Pros Shelby County League feature.

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Feb
4

Fort Loramie Defense Prevails Again…Redskins Shut Down Marion Local

A back and forth first half turned into a defensive clinic after the break, as the 5th-ranked Fort Loramie Redskins improved to 18-1 with a convincing win over Marion Local.

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Jan
31

Sidney Gets Back On Track: Yellow Jackets Hold Off Tippecanoe…

Andre Gordon scored a game-high 29 points and Sidney bested Tipp for a second time this season, 79-74. Read about the game from Joe Neves in the latest GWOC basketball feature on Press Pros.

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Jan
24

Number One Goes Down: Anna Hands Fort Loramie First Loss

The 174th meeting between the Anna Rockets and Fort Loramie Redskins was a doozy…as the Rockets rallied from an early 13 point deficit to take down the state’s #1 Division Four team in overtime. Read Joe Neve’s story on Anna’s overtime win over Loramie inside today’s SCL feature page.

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Dec
23

The Holidays Revisited….Versailles Throttles Fort Loramie

The Versailles Lady Tigers wiped out three years of bad memories and bounced back from their only loss at the same time, using their height and experience to dominate Fort Loramie.

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