Kate Sherman (below) and company got hot at just the right times to send Russia past Fairlawn, 3-1, in Tuesday's Division IV district final at Troy High School. Read about the match in Wednesday's Press Pros.

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Watkins’ Time:  Russia Gets Past Fairlawn In Dist. Semis
Oct
26

Watkins’ Time: Russia Gets Past Fairlawn In Dist. Semis

Kate Sherman (below) and company got hot at just the right times to send Russia past Fairlawn, 3-1, in Tuesday’s Division IV district final at Troy High School. Read about the match in Wednesday’s Press Pros.

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Loramie Wins 13th, Rodgers Looks For More Consistency
Oct
5

Loramie Wins 13th, Rodgers Looks For More Consistency

While they won their 13th match of the season, and took Marion Local down in three sets, Fort Loramie’s John Rodgers appreciates the remaining games on their schedule to put the finishing touches on their tournament resume’. Read today’s inside feature.

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As Good As Loramie Gets…Hands JC First Loss
Aug
31

As Good As Loramie Gets…Hands JC First Loss

Almost artful…They were powerful, they were efficient, and Fort Loramie made it look easy (Riley Heitkamp, below), handing Jackson Center its first loss in Tuesday Shelby County League volleyball. Read about the match in today’s inside feature.

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Momentum Swing Carries Loramie To Rivalry Win
Aug
27

Momentum Swing Carries Loramie To Rivalry Win

The first three sets featured some quality back-and-forth volleyball between Fort Loramie and Russia. The fourth set? Sometimes you have nights like those … and the Raiders were on the wrong side of a lopsided loss in the Shelby County Athletic League.

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JFK Shocks Loramie, 3-2, In Div. IV State Semi-Final Loss
Jun
12

JFK Shocks Loramie, 3-2, In Div. IV State Semi-Final Loss

Frustration!…The offense was out of synch, and Warren pitcher Cam Hollobaugh kept it there, putting Loramie away with a 3-2 loss to Warren JFK in the Division IV semi-finals. Read about it on Press Pros.

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Loramie, Russia Dominant…Will Meet For Trip To State
Jun
5

Loramie, Russia Dominant…Will Meet For Trip To State

Everyone in agreement? Fort Loramie exploded for five runs in the third inning to bust up Cedarville, 9-1, and Russia followed in the nightcap to beat #4-ranked Fisher Catholic 9-0, making quite the statement for southwest Ohio Division IV baseball in Friday’s regional semi-final round at Princeton High School. Loramie and Russia will meet Saturday to decide which one moves on to the state tournament.

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Welcome Back: Fort Loramie Returns To District Final
May
24

Welcome Back: Fort Loramie Returns To District Final

Coach Jeff Sanders’ team shut out Bradford in a sectional final on Monday to advance in a postseason tournament where anything can happen. The scoreboard told the story … Loramie’s Caeleb Meyer quieted Bradford’s bats on Monday. Read Greg Billing baseball inside today’s Press Pros.

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Loramie Scores A First – Sweeps Press Pros Awards
May
23

Loramie Scores A First – Sweeps Press Pros Awards

It hasn’t happened previously, but due to the remarkable run of success on and off the court at Fort Loramie High School, seniors Grant Albers and Jadyn Puthoff sweep the 2021 Press Pros Shelby County League Scholar-Athlete awards.

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Beware The Ides Of May…Botkins Knocks Out #6 Newton
May
19

Beware The Ides Of May…Botkins Knocks Out #6 Newton

What a year for Botkins! #5 seed Botkins pulled a tournament stunner Wednesday by knocking out #3 seed, and 6th-ranked Newton from the baseball state tournament in the sectional final. Read more in today’s Press Pros feature. (Photo by Julie McMaken Wright)

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Russia Hones Its Edge…Run Rules Botkins For Win #19
May
13

Russia Hones Its Edge…Run Rules Botkins For Win #19

They scored in every inning and pitcher Grant Saunders showed tournament-type readiness with a two-hit, 12-strikeout performance Thursday over SCL rival Botkins.  Russia is armed and ready to be someone’s worst nightmare in the Division IV tournament. Read the latest update on Press Pros.

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Anna’s Krites gives Rockets a boost
Apr
27

Anna’s Krites gives Rockets a boost

Justin Krites came up aces while Anna’s offense heated up for an 11-6 victory over Botkins on Monday. (pictured) Anna teammate #11 Carter Seigle signals ‘The Out’ as McKane Finkenbine tags out a Botkin’s runner. Read more high school baseball inside today’s PressPros by Colin Foster.

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Loramie, Fortman Still King Of The Hill
Apr
22

Loramie, Fortman Still King Of The Hill

Fort Loramie’s Mack Fortman dominated on the mound and the Redskins’ defense did the rest, making several stellar plays to hand the scrappy Russia Raiders a tough 4-0 loss on Thursday. Read more Greg Billing baseball inside PressPros.

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Powell Takes Title Memories In Move From Botkins To Bath
Apr
16

Powell Takes Title Memories In Move From Botkins To Bath

It all happened so fast, with Sean Powell coaching Botkins from relative anonymity to a state championship in just three seasons, and now it transitions quickly to his exit for the head coaching job at Lima Bath. Bruce Hooley writes.

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Russia Overcomes Elements, Anna To Stay In SCAL Chase
Apr
15

Russia Overcomes Elements, Anna To Stay In SCAL Chase

Temperatures in the mid-40s along with a cold breeze made playing conditions tough for Russia and Anna on Thursday. But as the have for all but one game this season, the Raiders overcame their opponent — and the conditions — behind solid pitching and clutch hitting for the 14-5 victory. Read more by Greg Billing on Girls Soft Ball inside today’s PressProsMagazine.

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Fort Loramie ‘Loose’ In Loss To Wheelersburg
Apr
3

Fort Loramie ‘Loose’ In Loss To Wheelersburg

Hoping to make a good showing against a state-title caliber opponent, Fort Loramie came up short and a bit messy in a Saturday loss to Division III Wheelersburg.

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Every Reason To Play Like A Champ…Botkins WINS Div. IV
Mar
21

Every Reason To Play Like A Champ…Botkins WINS Div. IV

After an excruciating century-long wait, and an almost lost-from-memory appearance in the tournament 27 years ago, the Botkins Trojans made the best kind of history on Sunday with their first-ever state title in basketball. Read the latest Press Pros update.

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Pleiman Strikes At Both Ends To Power Botkins’ Comeback
Mar
19

Pleiman Strikes At Both Ends To Power Botkins’ Comeback

Discouragement could have claimed Botkins’ junior Jacob Pleiman’s confidence on Thursday, but he and the Trojans reached deeply to find the fortitude for a comeback win in the state semifinals. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros.

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Another Shot Of Jameson…Botkins Shocks Richmond!
Mar
19

Another Shot Of Jameson…Botkins Shocks Richmond!

What about this?….They didn’t play their best, and didn’t score at all for ten minutes of the second half.  But Botkins used all of its game, and the timely shooting of Jameson Meyer, to beat Richmond Heights and advance to the Division IV final. Read our latest update from the boys State Tournament.

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Excellence Begats Excellence With Loramie Basketball
Mar
13

Excellence Begats Excellence With Loramie Basketball

Winning takes vision, hunger, effort and commitment, all of which abound in head coach Carla Siegel’s Fort Loramie girls program, which Saturday hung a third state championship banner that testifies to the school’s elite culture.

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Every 27 Years…Botkins Goes To State With Win Over C’Ville
Mar
12

Every 27 Years…Botkins Goes To State With Win Over C’Ville

Net results…While his son Jayden celebrates in the foreground, Botkins coach Sean Powell hoists the victory net symbolizing the Trojans’ win in the Division IV regional final, and their first trip to the state Final Four since 1994. Read about it in the latest Press Pros update.

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