Archive for GWOC Feature
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
5

Too Many Aviators: Butler Flies By Versailles

High-flyin’….Butler’s Michael Kreill scores two of his 13 points during the Aviators 17-4 second half run Tuesday against Versailles. They’re impressive, ranked #9 in the state, and headed for a late-season GWOC North showdown next week with Sidney. Read more about them in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
28

Gordon’s 42 Sets Record, Sends Sidney Past Wapak…

They came to see a show, a possible new scoring record, and oh yeah, a win. And Sidney’s Andre Gordon (#20, left) covered it all and sent everyone home happy, with the ‘Jackets’ win over Wapakoneta. Read more about a memorable night in Sidney…in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Jan
26

Late Run Pushes Rams Past Yellow Jackets

Sidney gave Trotwood all it could handle for just over 27 minutes, but the Rams’ put the game away with a game-ending 26-7 run. Sidney’s Darren Taborn (photo) lofts a jumper over Trotwood’s Justin Stephens for two of his season-high 23 points.

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Jan
8

Troy Flips Course…Suffers Bad Second Half Loss To Fairborn

For sixteen minutes they played like the Duke Blue Devils. Then, in a total change of course in the third period they played like your average devil. In the end it amounted to another frustrating loss for the Troy Trojans. Read more on the game in today’s GWOC feature.

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Jan
5

Slump Buster … Tipp Ends Offensive Woes Vs. Versailles

After watching too many shots rattle in and out the last two games, Tipp shot itself out of a slump to sink the Versailles Tigers in a battle of state powers. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
30

The Little Things Matter…Sidney Tops Wayne In OT

Ratez Roberts (blocking, left) played his best on both ends, while teammate Andre Gordon took control of the game in the second half. But it took an improbable three-pointer from an improbable source to set up a fantastic finish, and Sidney’s OT win over Wayne. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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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
14

‘Dunkathon’: Sidney Handles Piqua From Above The Rim…

Friday Night ‘Special’…Sidney’s Andre Gordon was ‘special’, scoring a game-high 23 points…and about half of them from above the rim in the Yellow Jackets’ 74-46 win over Piqua. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Dec
7

Good, Better, Best…Sidney Does Sidney On Troy

Sidney held Troy to just five field goals in the first half, and Andre Gordon (below) served a reminder that he’s back home and ready to create havoc on the GWOC North. Not the prettiest, but the ‘Jackets took it anyway in a Friday win over the Trojans. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nov
10

Rubber Match … Troy Bounced Out Of Playoffs By Anderson In Third Meeting

Troy took it to Anderson early, but a late interception — and the Redskins’ uptempo offense — sealed the Trojans’ playoff fate in a stunning 38-35 loss in the regional semifinals.

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Nov
3

What A Rush…Culp-Bishop Grinds Harrison In 48-7 Win

Troy’s Jayden Culp-Bishop joined Trojans legends Bob Ferguson and Ryan Brewer as 2,000-yard rushers in the Trojans program with a Troy playoff record 356 yards in a 48-7 opening-round win Friday. Read about the game from columnist Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros front page feature.

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Oct
27

Better Late Than Not At All…Troy Edges Piqua, 7-6

Piqua put up a fight, and put a scare into rival Troy. But in the end, the Trojans scored late in the fourth quarter to break the Indians’ bid for an upset, and a playoff berth, and walked away with a hard-fought 7-6 win. Read more on the game from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros front page feature.

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Oct
20

Butler Did It … Aviators’ Defense Helps Dish Out 27-9 Win Over Sidney

Who’s Got It?…Butler senior Nicholas Coyle’s 59-yard touchdown off a fumble return keyed the Aviators’ playoff push, while denying Sidney consecutive winning seasons for the first time since the mid-1990s. Read more in the latest Press Pros GWOC feature by columnist Greg Billing.

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Oct
13

Butterfingers, But Butler Hangs On Enough To Beat Piqua….

Butler nearly fumbled away a golden opportunity against Piqua, but the Aviators escape with a 27-25 win over rival Piqua. Read Andy Anders’ story of the game in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Oct
13

Gift Of Grab: Trojans’ Secondary Picks Off Sidney Six Times…

All four members of Troy’s starting secondary had interceptions, including three by Weston Smith, as the Trojans’ top-ranked GWOC defense held Sidney in check for a 38-19 win. Greg Billing writes the story for Press Pros.

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Oct
6

Block Party: Trojans Celebrate Victory With Special Teams Play

Troy’s special teams stuffed a pair of Butler punt attempts and Jaydon Culp-Bishop rushed for more than 200 yards in his third straight game to help the Trojans spoil the Aviators’ homecoming with a 25-0 win. Columnist Greg Billing tells the story in today’s Press Pros GWOC feature.

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Sep
22

Trojans Fall From Ranks Of The Unbeaten…To Miamisburg

The defense played hard, but Troy’s offense sputtered – a horrible first half put them in a hole – and Miamisburg proved to be their match defensively. The net result…the Trojans suffered their first loss of the season Friday to the Vikings. Read Greg Billing’s account of the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
8

After Honoring Past, Troy Shows It Has A Bright Future, Too…

Hall of Fame Night started the festivities, and Jaydon Culp-Bishop (above, #8) had a party of his own. The Troy Trojans capped the night by decking Cincinnati Turpin with a 29-7 victory in a key Division II, Region 8 game. Read about the game from Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Sep
1

Thunderstruck … Troy’s Defense Delivers The Boom To Stop Xenia

Returning to Xenia on Saturday, Troy needed one defensive stop to win. The Trojans got it by stuffing the Buccaneers on fourth-and-3 on Troy’s 43-yard line to preserve a 21-14 victory. Enough offense, and the same dependable Trojan defense…they move to 2-0. Read more from Greg Billing in the latest GWOC feature.

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