Archive for MVL Feature
May
26

Overpowered: Tipp Falls To Badin In District Finals, 1-0

Tipp’s Matt Salmon (below) had one of just two hits for the game, as the Red Devils’ season came to an end Thursday at the hands of Hamilton Badin and pitcher Nik Copenhaver. Read about it in Friday’s Press Pros inside feature.

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May
24

Pitching & Defense: Butler Beats Centerville, 1-0

A district semi-final that featured two brilliant pitching performances, steady defense by both teams, and one big hit by Austin Flohre (below, center, in helmet) at the end sent Butler past Centerville in extra innings, 1-0. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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May
17

A ‘Better’ Tourney Win…Piqua Clips Northmont In Opener

They played better than a #10 seed.  Piqua pitched well, showed patience, executed, and came from two runs down to nip Northmont in the fifth inning (Hunter Steinke, below), 4-3.  Brad Lavy called it, “A better tournament win.”

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May
11

Green (Wave) With Envy: Greenville, Newland Reach Milestone

Jerrod Newland arrived in Greenville in 2003. The Green Wave’s softball program showed up soon after. Newland — who comes from a rich softball background — added another family milestone with win No. 500 on Tuesday. But talk to Newland for any length of time and he’ll tell you … it’s the players, parents, assistant coaches and fans who make the program.

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May
9

Piqua Turns Tables On Butler…In Shutout Win

Too young to have nerves…Piqua freshman Hunter Steinke celebrates the final out of the Indians’ Monday win over Butler. Steinke and starter Brayden Offenbacher combined to pitch a one-hit shutout. Read more about the game.

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Apr
28

Helman, Troy, Evens Things With Shutout Over Tippecanoe

For the second time in three days Troy and Tipp swapped miles and outcomes along I-75.  After a sloppy loss on Tuesday, Troy atoned with its best baseball Thursday and a 2-hit shutout win by junior Andrew Helman. Read more about the game in Friday’s Press Pros.

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Apr
9

Piqua Fails Prosperity, Handles Adversity…Beats Tipp

Piqua squandered a big early lead, found a way to get back in the game…and won it with a five-run sixth to beat Tipp City Friday, 12-9. Read about the game, and a reality of contemporary baseball, in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Apr
7

When You Least Expect It…Sidney Edges Stebbins

Game winner…Sidney’s Jack Davidson (below, center) gets the hero’s welcome after his two-out single in the seventh scored the deciding run Thursday in the ‘Jacket’s 2-1 win over Stebbins. Read about the game in Friday’s Press Pros.

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Mar
30

Trojan Horse…Troy’s Helman Ks 13 To Sweep Greenville

Until the hitting catches up Troy’s pitching will have to do.  And who’s complaining?  Junior Andrew Helman struck out 13 and limited Greenville to just 4 hits to help the Trojans sweep the MVL series with Greenville. Read about the game.

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Feb
13

Kopp’s First Impression Bodes Well For Future Piqua Basketball

The first-year coach of the Piqua Indians led them to a winning season…and visions of a consistent and competitive future.  They hadn’t won seven games in a row since the 20th century.  They have now.

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Feb
12

Tipp Sweeps Piqua Behind Clyne’s New Career High

Exclamation point…Tipp’s Stanley Clyne adds the exclamation point to his career-high 34-point night, and a 78-56 win and series sweep Saturday over the Piqua Indians. Read about the game in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Feb
12

Tipp Finds, Flexes Some Muscle To Subdue Butler

Luke Hoover (42) and Tipp’s three other seniors gave themselves a Senior Night to remember by bolting away from Vandalia Butler in the second quarter to avenge an earlier-season loss to the Aviators (PressPros Feature Photos by Julie McMakin Wright).

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Feb
8

Sidney’s Defense Turns Hot Tipp Offense Cold In Loss

Sidney Jaden Swiger (below) had a big game on a night when there weren’t many points, thanks to great defense. But Sidney made the most of the ones they got to squeeze past Tipp City Tuesday, 45-42. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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Feb
6

Tipp Sweeps Troy…Garlitz’s Big Night Keys Devils’ Win

Tipp’s Gavin Garlitz (below) had a season-high 24 points as Troy improved to 12-1 in league play, and 13-3 overall, with a 58-48 Saturday win over Troy. Read more about that game in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
22

Clyne Blisters, Tipp Squeezes Past Piqua In MVL Thriller

Clyne’s Big Night…Tipp’s Stanley Cline (below, #21) scored a career-high 33 points as Tipp improved its position in the MVL standings with a thrilling 78-77 win over Piqua. Read about Clyne, and the game, in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
4

Tipp Runs, Sidney Runs Out Of Time In Loss To Devils

It was athletic and a game of runs, fun to watch if you weren’t coaching.  But Tipp used one giant run to start the second half that turned the tables on Sidney, handing the Yellow Jackets their second loss of the season. Read about the game in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Dec
21

Troy Goes Cold At Line, Falls To Tipp City, 64-45

Griffin Caldwell supplied some clutch three-point shooting, and Tipp took advantage of Troy’s cold shooting from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to pull away and win in Tuesday MVL action. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Nov
20

Winton Woods Drives Spikes In Piqua’s Title Dreams

Winton Woods maintained the roll on which it’s sailed through the Playoffs, ending Piqua’s attempt for a second state championship of the Bill Nees era.
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Nov
18

Don’t Miss The Magic If You’re Fortunate To Have It

Piqua coach Bill Nees has his team in the regional finals, but regardless of what happens Friday or the rest of the way, the impact he and other transformative coaches make on their players lasts longer than whatever achievements their teams accumulate.

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Nov
13

Bellbrook Leaves Tipp Out In Cold, Out Of The Tournament

They used their monster running attack, dominated physically, and proved to be the better team…as Bellbrook brought an end to Tipp’s season in the regional semi-finals at Sidney. Read about the game in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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