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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Bixler, Gephart Garner Press Pros SCL Honors
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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Elchert: “We’d Play…Corona Situation May Be A Re-Set”
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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Fort Loramie’s Gritty Effort Falls Short
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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Fort Loramie, Jackson Center Cut Down Nets Again
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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Loramie Reaches Regional Final; Tri-Village Comes Up Short
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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Anna A Game Away…Drops Versailles In D-III Regional
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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Anna Captures District Title After 17-Pt. Comeback
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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The Best 19-6 You Don’t Know…Anna Ousts East
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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Botkins Junior Takes Over Trojans Win Against Newton
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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What A Blast: Anna Pastes Northridge In 47-Point Win
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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Good Memory…Anna Claims SCL With Win Over Loramie
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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Jackson Tops Loramie…Tigers Come Back From 13 Down
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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What They Needed…Loramie Moves On, Past Versailles
Jan
25

What They Needed…Loramie Moves On, Past Versailles

The feel of playing Loramie…Teammates Dana Rose (below, left) and Caitlyn Gasson separate Versailles’ Caitlin McEldowney from the basketball during Saturday’s 63-42 Redskins win. Read more about the game in the latest Press Pros update.

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Runnin’ Rockets Surge Past Fairlawn
Jan
18

Runnin’ Rockets Surge Past Fairlawn

Anna’s up-tempo attack outscored Fairlawn 26-10 in the second quarter to give the Rockets their seventh straight victory. Fairlawn’s (#21) Isaac Ambos defends Anna’s(#3) Isaiah Masteller (pictured). Greg Billing shares the story in today’s Press Pros.

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Study In Frustration…Jackson ‘Survives’ Over Fairlawn
Jan
4

Study In Frustration…Jackson ‘Survives’ Over Fairlawn

Game of numbers….With the outcome on the line (and the scoreboard), Aiden Reichert (below) sealed the outcome of Jackson Center’s win over Fairlawn at the foul line. Read more about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Anna Outplays Tigers…Hands Jackson Center First Loss
Dec
30

Anna Outplays Tigers…Hands Jackson Center First Loss

Change of mindset…Anna and Bart Bixler attacked on offense (below) and stymied Jackson Center with its best defensive effort in four games, handing the Tigers their first loss of the year while lifting the gloom of their own 1-2 start. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Irony Of Ugly…Versailles Outlasts Anna, 43-39
Dec
26

The Irony Of Ugly…Versailles Outlasts Anna, 43-39

It was far from pretty, like a Poinsettia in April.  But somehow amidst all the turnovers, periods of no scoring, and the clock stopping on its own…Versailles found a way to win on the road against Anna. Read about it in today’s Press Pros.

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Loramie Pressures New Bremen Into 75-28 Win…
Dec
20

Loramie Pressures New Bremen Into 75-28 Win…

The 8-0 Fort Loramie Redskins traveled to New Bremen on Thursday, and brought its infamous full court press with it, getting to the rim often (below) on 34 turnovers and 25 steals in a big win against the Cardinals. Luke Severt writes the story for today’s Press Pros.

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Aidan Reichert Got To Sleep In On Tues… JC Tops Loramie
Dec
18

Aidan Reichert Got To Sleep In On Tues… JC Tops Loramie

Jackson Center made full use of some extra preparation time Tuesday – a snow day- and delivered a convincing effort in an evening win over Fort Loramie. Press Pros’ Luke Severt shares the story in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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By ‘Threes’…Loramie Bests Bremen In 2 OTs
Dec
15

By ‘Threes’…Loramie Bests Bremen In 2 OTs

Threes were the theme of the game…a rarity in scoring at any level of basketball, and a game that took three periods for Fort Loramie to finally beat New Bremen. Read about the game in today’s Press Pros.

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