Archive for SCL Feature
Mar
7

Frustrating Finish Will Multiply Jackson Center’s Regret

A familiar foe exacted revenge on Jackson Center, which had chance after chance after chance at the finish of a two-point district championship loss the Tigers will lament for quite some time. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros.

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Mar
6

Botkins Puts SCL-Style Clamp On Perry In District Final

A conference heritage is in part responsible…Botkins caps its SCL title with a district title and has more high hopes for the tournament road ahead. Read Bruce Hooley in today’s Press Pros. (Photos by Julie McMaken Wright)

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Mar
5

Soaking Up The Fun: Anna Claims District Title

Despite seeing an 11-point lead evaporate over the final 3:50, the Anna Rockets held on to win its third straight Division III district championship when McKane Finkenbine sank a pair of free throws with 1.2 seconds left to hold off Greeneview.

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Mar
5

Loramie: Unlikely Heroes Rise Up In Comeback Vs. Minster

Down 10 early and struggling to find offense, Fort Loramie rode the unexpected contributions of Jadyn Putoff and Ava Sholtis to overcome Ivy Wolf and the Minster Wildcats in the Division IV regional semifinals. Bruce Hooley writes for today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
27

Masteller’s Record Night Sends Anna Past Meadowdale

Unstoppable…Isaiah Masteller (below) and McKane Finkenbine combined for 72 points, and Masteller would score a school record 46 in the Anna Rockets’ 96-85 sectional title win Saturday over Meadowdale. Read about the game in the latest Press Pros post.

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Feb
26

3rd Time’s A Charm: Russia, Jackson To Meet In Finals

The Shelby County Athletic League treated the D-IV sectional tournament at Piqua as its own personal tournament once again, placing four teams in the sectional finals on Friday (Botkns vs. Fort Loramie) and Saturday (Russia vs. Jackson Center).

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Feb
20

Russia, Lehman, JC Sweep Piqua Saturday Sectionals

Xavier Phlipot (below) led Russia in scoring and to a win over Newton as Shelby County basketball took honors in Saturday’s Division IV sectional triple-header at Piqua. Read about it in today’s Press Pros feature.

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Feb
19

Billing: Botkins Gets Scare, But Topples Bradford

Botkins, the ninth-ranked team in the Division IV state poll trailed five-win Bradford at halftime. A second-half surge and 28-0 run pushed the Trojans past the Railroaders and into next week. Greg Billing writes for Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Feb
19

Masteller’s ‘Big’ Night Powers Anna Past Mechanicsburg

Frustrated by a slow start, Anna’s Isaiah Masteller (below) warmed to the task and put on a show, driving the Anna Rockets to a workman-like win over Mechanicsburg in the D-III sectional opener at Northmont.

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Feb
17

Rematch Set…Anna, Arcanum Advance At Covington Div. III

It was no contest as Anna and Ella Doseck (below) easily wiped past Northridge, and Arcanum coasted over Indian Lake to set up the anticipated rematch of last year’s Division III sectional final. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Feb
14

Eyink And Company lead Marion Local Past Russia

Marion Local surged past Russia in the second quarter and didn’t look back, charged by a 19-point night from Alex Eyink. Andy Anders writes for PressPros. Andy Anders writes the latest Press Pros feature.

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Feb
14

Eyink And Company Lead Marion Local Past Russia

Marion Local surged past Russia in the second quarter and didn’t look back, charged by a 19-point night from Alex Eyink. Andy Anders writes for PressPros. Andy Anders writes the latest Press Pros feature.

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Feb
12

The Game You Expected…But Anna Claims Title Share

Isaiah Masteller scored 21 points and Anna’s defense turned the tables on Jackson Center to split the season series and claim a share of the Shelby County League title. Read about the game in Saturday’s Press Pros.

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Feb
9

The ‘True’ Anna Tops New Bremen In Home Finale

We got this covered…Anna’s defense clamped down (below), and an adjusted lineup showed the Rockets are ready for a league showdown Friday…and then the tournament! Read about Tuesday’s game with New Bremen in today’s Press Pros.

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Feb
3

Barhorst, Anna Exceed Expectations…No Surprise!

His best work?…4-5 at the three-quarters mark of the regular season, Nate Barhorst’s Anna Rockets are more than justifying his system and faith in his players…and the notion that this may be his best season of coaching, yet! Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Feb
2

Anna Uses Finkenbine’s ‘Cushion’, Beats Versailles

It happened so quickly you could have missed it.  But in the span of just six minutes Anna’s McKane Finkenbine provided the margin of victory that Anna protected all night long to beat Versailles. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Jan
31

Late Rally, OT Lifts Minster Past Jackson Center

Minster senior Eric Schmidt took his point guard position literally Saturday night, scoring seven of the Wildcats’ nine points in overtime to lift his team to a 45-41 victory over a tough Jackson Center team. Read more about the game on Press Pros.

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Jan
30

Anna Survives 3-Point Barrage To Beat Miami East

Anna survived torrid 80% three-point shooting from Miami East in the first half…to come back in the second half with balanced scoring (Isaiah Masteller, below), some physical defense, and beat the Vikings, 76-69. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros home page feature.

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Jan
24

Except For The ‘Lapses’, Perfection…Tigers Top Flyers

Does this give you an idea? It was about defense, and Jackson Center and Marion Local put on a clinic Saturday night. Jackson survived, in the words of coach Scott Elchert, with a 46-36 win. Read more in Sunday’s Press Pros.

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Jan
23

Fort Loramie Continues Botkins’ SCAL slide

The Fort Loramie Redskins were looking for a statement win over Botkins, the No. 8 ranked team in the Division IV poll, and they got it. The Redskins held off the Trojans 49-40 to drop Botkins from first place in the SCAL.

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