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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Deja Vu:  Versailles Loses Two-Set Lead, Match, To Troy
Sep
14

Deja Vu: Versailles Loses Two-Set Lead, Match, To Troy

Deja vu comeback…Once again prosperity eludes the Versailles Tigers as the Troy Trojans used hustling plays from Emmie Jackson (below) to overcome a two-set deficit and win in five sets over the Tigers. Read more in today’s Press Pros.

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Trojan’s Air Game Upends Aviators…Troy Goes 2-0
Sep
7

Trojan’s Air Game Upends Aviators…Troy Goes 2-0

Troy’s passing game, led by quarterback Brayden Siler, did enough to deliver Friday night and ground the Butler Aviators. Troy’s Kevin Walter’s (pictured) went over the century mark for the second straight game with 104 yards on 13 carries.

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Versatile CJ Pulls Away From Piqua
Aug
31

Versatile CJ Pulls Away From Piqua

While Piqua’s inexperienced offense continues to be a work in progress, Chaminade Julienne’s veteran group has the potential to be a work of art. Greg Billing writes about the Eagles’ opening night win over Piqua in today’s Press Pros.

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Trojans Net Another Win
Aug
29

Trojans Net Another Win

A potent offense and strong serve reception game has the Trojans in the hunt for MVL championship. Troy’s Hallie Westmeyer (11), Brianna Slusher (10) and Lauren Schmitz (13) threw a block party at Vandalia’s Student Activity Center on Thursday.

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The ‘Dean’ Is Still Here…And Looking For More In Piqua
Aug
1

The ‘Dean’ Is Still Here…And Looking For More In Piqua

Starting his 27th season as coach of the Piqua Indians, Bill Nees has his sights set on 200 wins with the ever-present optimism that 2019 might again be the start of something big in ‘Indian Nation’. Read more in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Burgbachers Back In Tipp…Old Broom, New Handle
Jul
13

Burgbachers Back In Tipp…Old Broom, New Handle

With August camp just three weeks away, Tippecanoe’s Matt Burgbacher is enjoying the familiarity of home and friends like Dale Pittenger (above)…and the challenge of making the Red Devils again what they once were…before he left for Troy. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Football 2019: Dan Gress, And A Good First Impression
Jul
8

Football 2019: Dan Gress, And A Good First Impression

Are you ready for some football? The first year coach of the Troy Trojans is young, enthusiastic, and positive…a product of great football upbringing. Now, all he has to do is live up to a winning tradition. The Dan Gress story in today’s Press Pros feature.

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The Butler (Aviators) Did It, Again
Apr
30

The Butler (Aviators) Did It, Again

Vandalia Butler takes advantage of four Tipp errors for the series sweep, winning Tuesday’s game in a pitcher’s duel, 2-1. Columnist Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros inside GWOC feature.

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Troy Defends Market Street, Knocks Off Centerville
Apr
16

Troy Defends Market Street, Knocks Off Centerville

The defense was shaky, but another solid pitching performance by Cole Brogan and some healthy hitting pushed Troy past Centerville in GWOC action Tuesday afternoon at Market Street Field. Greg Billing writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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As Egbert Goes, So Goes Tipp…1-Hitter Quiets G’ville
Apr
15

As Egbert Goes, So Goes Tipp…1-Hitter Quiets G’ville

Tipp’s Kenton Egbert continued to roll, striking out 15, and dominating Greenville Monday in an impressive 4-0, 1-hit shutout. Read more about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Toopes, Indians Bounce Back Against Red Devils
Apr
10

Toopes, Indians Bounce Back Against Red Devils

Piqua starter Owen Toopes took Tippecanoe’s best shots, and two of them ricocheting off his foot, and helped the Indians knocked off the Red Devils 5-1 on Tuesday. Read more about the game from columnist Greg Billing in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Troy Had It, Lost It, Got It Back…In Win Over Sidney
Apr
8

Troy Had It, Lost It, Got It Back…In Win Over Sidney

Troy’s Braedon Snider rounds first, heading for second, with his seventh inning double that drove home the winning run in Monday’s 4-3 win over Sidney. Read more on the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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No Joke: Tipp’s Egbert Tosses 16 K’s Against Sidney
Apr
1

No Joke: Tipp’s Egbert Tosses 16 K’s Against Sidney

Tipp’s senior Kenten Egbert wasn’t joking around Monday. The senior right-hander struck out 16 in Tipp’s 3-0 win against Sidney. Kenten tossed a two-hit, 16-strikeout complete game.

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Troy, Brogan, Hang On For 5-4 Win Over Chaminade-Julienne
Mar
28

Troy, Brogan, Hang On For 5-4 Win Over Chaminade-Julienne

Troy’s Cole Brogan came out throwing strikes, and ended up throwing more than expected in a 5-4 win over Chaminade-Julienne Thursday at Market Street Field. Read how Brogan and the Trojans did it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Heartbreak Again:  Jackets Fall To Springfield In Sect. Final
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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How To Win…Butler Outlasts Sidney For GWOC Crown
Feb
13

How To Win…Butler Outlasts Sidney For GWOC Crown

Big Shots At The Biggest Times…Butler’s Braedon Norman’s 18 points (left, #4) and three-point shooting trumped the impact of Sidney’s Andre Gordon Tuesday, helping the Aviators to a 49-41 conference showdown win over the Yellow Jackets. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature.

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How Sweep It Is: Sidney Pulls Away From Piqua…
Feb
9

How Sweep It Is: Sidney Pulls Away From Piqua…

For Seventh Straight. Sidney’s Andre Gordon entertained the crowd with seven dunks, but Piqua freshman Elise Cox stole the show – and brought the rivals to their feet – as the Yellow Jackets’ swept the Indians on Friday night.

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Too Many Aviators:  Butler Flies By Versailles
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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Gordon’s 42 Sets Record, Sends Sidney Past Wapak…
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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Late Run Pushes Rams Past Yellow Jackets
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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