Archive for SCL Feature
Sep
26

Redemption: Loramie Ousts Bremen From Unbeatens

They gained a measure of revenge, but more…Fort Loramie took a huge step in self confidence and momentum with a thorough and impressive win over unbeaten state champion New Bremen. Read about a key Division IV rematch in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
22

Metz Sets New Win Mark: What A Long Strange Trip….

It took her 32 years, and when she got there she couldn’t say enough about the people who helped her on her journey.  But Jackson Center’s Kim Metz now owns the all-time record for volleyball wins by a coach in the Shelby County League;  and she broke the old record that she helped set. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Sep
18

Loramie Blasts Covington To Take Control Of CCC…

Collin Moore (below) exploded for a 65 yard touchdown run, and unbeaten Fort Loramie proved to be a good as suspected in a eye-opening Thursday night win over previously unbeaten Covington. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Sep
15

Little Bit Rusty Raiders Too Much For Anna…

It wasn’t smooth at times, but after a two-week layoff due to Coronavirus Russia (and Kendall Monnin, below) came back to beat Anna Tuesday in three straight sets. Read about how in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Aug
30

Russia Meets Bump, And Grinds…Raiders Knock Off Versailles

Without question one of the area’s most talented volleyball programs in 2020, Russia displayed additional character Saturday in their straight-set win over Versailles.  And it wasn’t that easy! Read about the game.

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Aug
30

The ‘Natural’ Writes Her Own Script…Kenzie Hoelscher

Fort Loramie senior Kenzie Hoelscher has made her college choice and is comfortable with what comes next, and how she’ll do it. Number one on her list…is getting back to the state volleyball tournament, and winning it.A profile of one of the area’s best in today’s Sunday feature.

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Aug
28

Reason To Shout…Russia Upends Fort Loramie

Something to celebrate…Their win Thursday put them right in the conversation of teams to beat for the Division IV title chase, and that’s where they want to be.  Russia impressed with a four-set win over 2019 state runners-up Fort Loramie. Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Aug
22

Fort Loramie Serves Early Notice…Sweeps St. Henry

Behind a dominating performance by senior Kenzie Hoelscher (below, #6), and a hold-your-breath moment from junior Ava Sholtis, the Fort Loramie Redskins left little doubt about their travel plans to Fairborn (and the Finals), come November.

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May
17

Bixler, Gephart Garner Press Pros SCL Honors

Anna’s Bart Bixler (below) and Fort Loramie’s Kennedi Gephart have been chosen as recipients of the 2019-20 sponsor scholarship award for top male and female student athletes in the Shelby County League.

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Mar
20

Elchert: “We’d Play…Corona Situation May Be A Re-Set”

Jackson Center’s Scott Elchert has had a week to ‘wrap his mind around’ the suspension of the basketball tournament and his team’s future. He’s chosen the path of being both coach…and an adult concerning what’s best for everyone.

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Mar
11

Fort Loramie’s Gritty Effort Falls Short

Fort Loramie’s physical man-to-man defense held high-scoring Columbus Wellington in check in a D-IV regional semifinal. But the Redskins’ offense came up one basket short themselves in a tough loss. Ty Ruhenkamp, (pictured) provided a spark off the bench. Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros tournament feature.

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Mar
7

Fort Loramie, Jackson Center Cut Down Nets Again

The Shelby County Athletic League cut down two more nets on Friday as Fort Loramie and Jackson Center both captured Division IV district championships. The Redskins pulled away behind its defense while the Tigers, well, they did enough to hold on, too.

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Mar
6

Loramie Reaches Regional Final; Tri-Village Comes Up Short

Fort Loramie’s defense led the way to instant offense in a 60-point victory, while Tri-Village struggled in the second half to fall in the Division IV regional semifinals for the fourth straight season. Greg Billing writes for today’s Press Pros tournament feature.

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Mar
5

Anna A Game Away…Drops Versailles In D-III Regional

Unstoppable…Anna’s Ella Doseck (#20, below) scored 20 points and directed the Rockets to their 21st win of the season while knocking Versailles out of the D-III regional tournament Wednesday at Springfield. Read about Doseck and the game in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
29

Anna Captures District Title After 17-Pt. Comeback

Anna women’s basketball pulled off a 17-point comeback in the final 11:30 of action Saturday to capture a district title against Arcanum. Contributing writer Andy Anders writes the story for our Press Pros tournament coverage.

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Feb
24

The Best 19-6 You Don’t Know…Anna Ousts East

The Anna Rockets are quietly working their way through the Division III tourney bracket, lost in the profile of their more publicized Shelby County League rival, Fort Loramie.  But don’t take them, or guard Ella Doseck (below, #20) lightly. Read more in today’s inside feature.

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Feb
22

Botkins Junior Takes Over Trojans Win Against Newton

The Newton Indians stayed around for three quarters against the Botkins Trojans on Friday night, nagging and annoying the higher-seeded Trojans. That changed in the fourth with Botkins’ game-clinching 28-5 outburst in the Division IV sectional tournament. Jayden Priddy-Powell (Pictured) was poetry in motion in the fourth quarter with 14 of his game-high 19 points. More from Greg Billing Friday Night.

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Feb
20

What A Blast: Anna Pastes Northridge In 47-Point Win

The Anna Rockets cruised into the Division III district semifinal … setting up another meeting with Miami East … with a stout defense effort that put a deep freeze on the Northridge Polar Bears on Thursday night. Anna’s Lauren Barhorst (pictured) was one of 10 players to score for the Rockets, she finished with 10. Read Thursday’s story by Greg Billing inside today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
7

Good Memory…Anna Claims SCL With Win Over Loramie

What would you expect? They fought like Rockets and Redskins for three quarters. But in the end Anna hit a couple more shots and had a couple more stops to beat Fort Loramie and claim the outright Shelby County League title in basketball. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
28

Jackson Tops Loramie…Tigers Come Back From 13 Down

Do you need any words? Jackson Center’s Trevor Sosby (foreground) and teammate Aiden Reichert (background) show post-game emotion after the Tigers came back from 13 points down to beat Fort Loramie Tuesday night. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros Shelby County League feature.

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