Archive for MAC Feature
Jan
20

Flyers’ Fast Start, Career Night By Koenig, Beats Minster

Marion Local  used their typical physical game and a career-high 21 points from Lindsey Koenig (below)to drop Minster out of a tie for second place in the MAC…with a 53-42 Thursday win. Read about the game in Friday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
20

MAC Shows Toughness In Fort Loramie’s MLK Classic

How We Lookin’?…Minster freshman James Niemeyer gets caught in traffic underneath the rim, but got to the foul line in the waning minutes of regulation and overtime and those points helped deliver the Wildcats a win over Convoy Crestview in Sunday’s MLK Classic in Fort Loramie. Read more in the latest Press Pros update.

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Jan
14

Marion Shows Patience In Win Over Zone, Fort Recovery

Fort Recovery challenged the patience and skill of Marion Local to win against the zone Friday, and Marion (below) made just enough shots to do it. Read about the game in the latest Press Pros area basketball update.

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Jan
13

A Change In Order, New Knoxville Knocks Off Minster

In the end the scores reflected defense and the averages.  In between, New Knoxville flexed its muscle as the leader in the race for the MAC girls crown, and a change in the order of things, with a convincing win over Minster. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
9

St. Hank Outlasts Anna In A ‘Character’ Win

They built a commanding halftime lead, only to see Anna creep back in the second half, tie the game, and misfire on its chances to win.  But St. Henry and Sam Koesters (below) didn’t misfire, making shots and free throws down the stretch to win. Read about the game in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
8

Versailles Turns Back Marion’s Challenge With 53-46 Win

It had a bit of everything, but what it had most was a desire to win. Connor Stonebraker (below) and Versailles withstood a fierce Marion Local challenge in the fourth quarter to come away with a 53-46 Friday win. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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Dec
23

Christmas Coal…Jackson Scores 53, Falls To Bremen

It was tough, and it was competitive, and for 31 minutes it looked like vintage Jackson Center basketball.  But New Bremen and David Homan (below) flipped the script in the final minute to escape Thursday with a pre-Christmas 56-53 win over the Tigers.

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Dec
18

Versailles Takes Another Step, Drops Fort Loramie, 57-46

Playing their third game in a week, Versailles is not the team it will be, but showed more of what’s to come (Connor Stonebraker, below) with a Saturday night ‘special’ over Fort Loramie. Read about the game in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Dec
5

Tigers Know The Way To The Top Is Wherever Bey Leads

Teams go where leaders lead, and sometimes the person paving the way isn’t only the head coach, but a transformative player like Versailles senior Carson Bey.

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Dec
5

Versailles Pounds, Passes Its Way To Tigerball Title Revival

There’s plenty to shout about for Versailles’ captains Carson Bey (6) and Taran Tyo after a 20-16 upset of three-time defending champion Kirtland that puts a new trophy aside those that built the foundation of Tigerball. Bruce Hooley writes for Sunday Press Pros.

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Dec
4

Coldwater Comes Up Short Vs. Heavyweight Carey

Chewing up the clock with an old-school wing-T attack, Carey effectively won a game of keep-away from Coldwater and took home its first state title since 1975.

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Dec
4

Flyers Win In a Walkover, But Season Was No Cakewalk

What looked easy from the outside wasn’t, and what seemed a trouble-free journey to the state championship wasn’t either…but Marion Local found strength amid the journey and refused to be deterred.

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Dec
4

Mt. Rushmore On 119…Marion Wins Record 12th

They left no doubt as to who’s the best Division VII team in Ohio…or about their legacy.  Marion Local showed everything you need see in blasting Newark Catholic to capture the 2021 Division VII title, and the outright OHSAA record for all-time titles won.

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Nov
28

Marion Local Churns Toward Canton, Record 12th Title

It’s on to Canton and a date with Newark Catholic in the Division VII championship game for Tim Goodwin and the Marion Local Flyers, who made short work of Hopewell-Loudon in the state semifinals. Colin Foster has the story of the Flyers’ quest for their record 12th title.

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Nov
28

Coldwater Punches Ticket to Championship Saturday

Coldwater’s fast start on Saturday night carried the Cavaliers past West Jefferson and into the Division VI state title game. Coldwater — along with Marion Local and Versailles — attempt to add to the MAC’s state title haul next weekend in Canton, which currently stands at 37 state football championships.

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Nov
28

Versailles Toughens Up, Clamps Down, Moves On

Landon Henry scored twice and set up one of those TDs with a crucial interception, indicative of the determination Versailles’ 18 seniors showed in getting the Tigers into the Division V state championship game.

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Nov
26

Jones’ Hopes At Versailles Coming To Fruition

Three years into his tenure at Versailles, Ryan Jones is on the cusp of playing for the state championship he thought was possible when he took the job.

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Nov
21

Dellinger, Cavs Earn Passing Grade In Region 24 Romp

Coldwater is two wins away from a state championship. Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Behind a near-flawless effort in every phase of the game, the Cavaliers cruised to a 49-7 victory over the upstart Allen East Mustangs in the Division VI, Region 24 Final. Running back, Isaac Fullenkamp (pictured) flips with excitement into this touchdown. Read about Coldwater’s win in today’s PresPros.

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Nov
21

Versailles Shuts Down, Overwhelms Preble Shawnee

Versailles relies on a host of two-way players, all of whom are capable on both offense and defense, as quarterback/linebacker Carson Bey showed again Saturday in the Tigers’ Region 20 championship victory.

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Nov
20

Otte’s Big Plays Lift Marion Local Over St. Henry

Marion Local has been on a mission since losing in the regional finals last season, but Saturday night the Flyers’ Drew Lause and his teammates overcame St. Henry to win Region 28 and move into the state semifinals.

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