Archive for MVL Feature
Feb
16

Sidney Rallies … But Butler Responds To The Challenge

After beating Sidney by 3o and 48 points a season ago, Butler held off Sidney 51-48 in the first round of the Division I sectional tournament on Saturday that featured a pair of teams loaded with youthful potential. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
11

‘Jackets Stung: Lose Lead, Game,To Tipp At The End

Nightmare ending…Sidney’s Dominick Durr couldn’t bear to watch as he left the court, as Sidney squandered a pair of leads Tuesday, had an untimely mistake at the end, and lost to Tippecanoe on a last-second stickback. Read about the game on Press Pros.

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Feb
8

Troy Stays Alive In MVL Chase, Knocks Off Tipp

The Trojans used a pair of defensive stops late, then hit a clutch free throw with 52 seconds left to avenge an earlier loss to the Red Devils in a key Miami Valley League game Friday night. (Pictured) Troy’s Landyn Henry hits the game-winning free throw in front of the Red Devils Den. More from Greg Billing Friday Night.

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Feb
5

A Scramble For Tipp…But The Red Devils Get By Sidney

It wasn’t easy, and the way they did it was hardly indicative of their record.  But somehow, the Tipp girls did enough things right Wednesday to beat Sidney…and stay unbeaten in the MVL. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Jan
29

Jackets Get Defensive, Stretch Winning Streak To Six

Sidney let a nine-point lead get away in the second half, but turned up the defensive pressure down the stretch to win for the 6th straight time. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros Miami Valley League feature.

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Jan
25

For Tipp, Good Things Come In Three’s In Win Over Piqua

The Red Devils were red hot from three-point range on Friday night, knocking down 11 overall — and giving them 31 three’s in their last three games — to knock off the host Indians. Piqua’s Dre’Sean Roberts (pictured) gets the shot off as Tipp’s Nolan Mader goes for the block. More from Greg Billing Friday Night.

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Jan
21

Versailles Overcomes Adversity To Bounce Butler

Battling a tough Butler team and boisterous student section, the Versailles boys basketball team got the last word with an impressive 53-45 victory in overtime on Tuesday night. Versailles’ Michael Stammen (pictured) drives the lane as Butler’s Quincy Rackley defends. More from Greg Billing Friday Night.

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Jan
21

Think What You Will…Sidney Rolls Again, Over Northmont

Sidney again showed that even without Andre Gordon they’re formidable, streaking past Northmont Tuesday for their 13th win. No stars anymore, just hard-working kids willing to share the load and win on their own. Read more about them in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
15

Tipp Drops Heart-Breaker To Stebbins In Double OT

Tipp’s up and down season continued with another example of the downs – a double overtime loss to visiting Stebbins on a shot at the end that wouldn’t go ‘down’. Greg Billing shares the story in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
11

 Troy Beats Piqua In Hess’s First Rivalry Game

First-year Trojan head coach Mark Hess’ first taste of the Battle on the Great Miami will be a fond one, as his team battled to defeat the Piqua Indians 60-47 on Friday night…in Piqua! Luke Severt writes the story for Press Pros.

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Jan
4

Reason To Cheer … Sidney Wraps Up Another Win

The holidays are over, but the Yellow Jackets are providing cheer throughout Sidney with a 9-0 start following a big win over West Carrollton. Devin Taborn’s New Year’s (#4, below) came a couple days late in Friday night’s win against West Carrollton as he waited for the ball to drop.

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Dec
21

Yellow Jackets Win Game Of The Year (So Far)

The Sidney Yellow Jackets and Troy Trojans played even the entire night, contesting every rebound, and needing overtime (thanks to a buzzer beater) before Sidney emerged a winner. Read more from Luke Severt in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Dec
10

Tipp Tops Piqua…Indians Struggle To Third Loss

Next man up…Tippecanoe is off to an impressive 3-1 start, even without their best scoring threat. But Ben Knostman (below, #24) and his teammates stepped up Tuesday in complementing fashion with a solid win over Piqua. Read more on the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Nov
2

Siler, O’ Line Lead Troy To Big Win Over Piqua

Troy quarterback Brayden Siler runs for 4 touchdowns, and his offensive line dominates, as Troy wins its 4th straight in county rivalry game with Piqua. Mark Znidar writes the story in today’s Press Pros home page feature.

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Oct
26

Troy Puts Tough Luck Loss Behind Them…’Piqua’ Week

Troy’s late surge, and Brayden Siler (below) fell short in a heart-breaking loss to Xenia. But this is no time for what might have been. This is ‘Piqua’ week! Read about the Trojans’ loss in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Oct
19

Billing: Piqua’s Hot Hand Cools Off Greenville

Indians’ junior Ca’ron Coleman rushed for three touchdowns, picked off a pass and broke up another as Piqua made Greenville’s path to the postseason more difficult. Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
5

Kings For A Night: Green Wave D Swarms Red Devils

Greenville and running back Marcus Wood (#1, below) spoiled Tippecanoe’s homecoming festivities with a methodical offense and a few turnovers to stay in contention for the Miami Valley League title. Greg Billing writes the story in today’s Press Pros.

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Oct
2

Troy Turns Up Heat, Blemishes Tipp’s Record…

Let’s party….It took them five sets to do it, but a dogged effort by Troy Wednesday finally knocked Tipp from the ranks of the unbeatens, and moved the Trojans from underdogs to top dogs. Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
28

Trojans’ Second Half Surge Sinks Green Wave

Behind a strong defensive effort and quarterback Brayden Siler’s five touchdowns, Troy remained atop the Miami Valley League’s Miami Division after beating up-and-coming Greenville. Columnist Greg Billing writes the story for Press Pros.

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Sep
21

Piqua Turns Up Heat, Pounds Sidney, Takes ‘Helmet’

Ca’ron Coleman led them in rushing, and the Piqua Indians’ offense held the ball twice as long as the Sidney Yellow Jackets. So in turn, the Indians kept possession of the Battered Helmet with a 29-0 win Friday at home. Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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