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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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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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