The winning run...Russia's Jude Counts strains through flying dirt and discarded equipment to score the winning run in the bottom of the eighth of Thursday's Division IV state semi-final game with St. Henry. The Raiders' 1-0 win qualifies them for Saturday's championship round for a second straight year. Read Hal McCoy in the latest Press Pros feature.
When Russia meets St. Henry in Thursday's Division IV semi-final in Akron it won't be a whole lot different than meeting them any other time. They know each other that well, on and off the field. Read more in our Tuesday feature.
Everybody got in on the fun once Russia's 4-1 victory over Southeastern was secure, handing the Raiders the Division IV regional baseball championship and keeping them on track for back-to-back state titles. (PressPros Feature Photo by Sheri Hooley).
Calls at the plate weren't Russia's friend until this one -- indisputable when Hayden Quinter knocked the ball from Berne Union's Nate Nemeth -- went the Raiders' way amid their game-winning four-run rally in the Division IV regional semifinals (PressPros Feature Photo by Sheri Hooley).
Botkins' Carter Pleiman and Fort Loramie's Ava Turner have been selected for the 2023 Press Pros Shelby County Scholar-Athlete Sponsors' Scholarship, and again head a list of impressive applicants destined for success in whatever future competition they choose. Read more.