Look familiar? Fort Loramie used its pressure defense, transition offense, and depth to scorch Fairlawn Tuesday, 84-17, in their home opener. The only question was...how much better can they be by season's end? Read about it in today's Press Pros feature.

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Banks Open Late…Platfoot’s Half-Court Shot Trips Loramie
Jan
26

Banks Open Late…Platfoot’s Half-Court Shot Trips Loramie

Man of the hour…His teammates mob Jackson Center’s Trent Platfoot after his half-court shot at the buzzer gave the Tigers a late come-from-behind win over Fort Loramie Friday. Read more about the game, and how it end, in today’s Press Pros Shelby County League feature.

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Trojans Shoot Down Jets…Is Botkins’ Time At Hand?
Jan
22

Trojans Shoot Down Jets…Is Botkins’ Time At Hand?

They have balanced scoring, play aggressive defense, and there’s a youthful energy that portends great things ahead for Zane Paul (#4, left) and the Botkins Trojans. They have their best prospects for basketball success in years, and winners of eight of their last ten…they’re making a fast list of believers. Read more about Botkins in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Loramie Answers The Bell
Jan
19

Loramie Answers The Bell

Fort Loramie’s balanced attack paces the Redskins to a season sweep of Russia in another close finish. Read more of Greg Billing’s story inside today’s feature.

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Loramie “Wins The Moment” Over Minster….
Jan
13

Loramie “Wins The Moment” Over Minster….

Huge Moments, And Missed Moments…It took a pair of overtimes to do it, and there was the matter of missed opportunities by both teams to win it in regulation, but a big three-pointer by Dana Rose (left) helped Fort Loramie finally survive and hand Minster its first defeat. Read more in the latest Press Pros feature.

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Extra! Extra! … Russia Goes OT To Stop Jackson Center
Jan
12

Extra! Extra! … Russia Goes OT To Stop Jackson Center

The look on TJ Esser’s face tells it all as he watches the ball go out-of-bounds from his touch, giving Russia possession in OT. Raiders perfect from free-throw line in OT to avenge earlier loss to Tigers in another tough SCAL battle. Read more on the OT battle between Jackson Center and Russia by Greg Billing in today’s feature of Press Pros.

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Anna Stays Clean, Barely, With Heart-Stopping Win Over Marion Local
Jan
6

Anna Stays Clean, Barely, With Heart-Stopping Win Over Marion Local

Pressure-packed, and heart-stopping…Describes the action Saturday as Anna and Marion Local battled down the final thirty seconds before the Rockets salvaged a 68-67 win to remain unbeaten. Read more about the game in the latest Press Pros Shelby County League feature.

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Jackson Center’s Defense Clamps Down On Fairlawn
Jan
5

Jackson Center’s Defense Clamps Down On Fairlawn

Jackson Center’s stingy man defense held Fairlawn to a season low in points in the Tigers’ 47-27 SCAL victory on Friday night. Read more on the Jackson Center win by Greg Billing inside today’s feature of Press Pros.

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Who’s Surprised?  Loramie Improves To 8-1 With Win Over New Knox….
Dec
27

Who’s Surprised? Loramie Improves To 8-1 With Win Over New Knox….

Turnovers and points in transition…They made it look easy – vintage Fort Loramie basketball with defense, speed, and points off turnovers. In case you haven’t noticed, they’re 8-1 and looking like another deep post-season run. Read about their Thursday win over New Knoxville in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Who’s Gonna Stop Anna?  Rockets Romp Over Bremen
Dec
22

Who’s Gonna Stop Anna? Rockets Romp Over Bremen

When one beats five…Anna’s Justin Murray scored amidst five New Bremen Cardinals Friday to set off a Rockets first-half feeding frenzy. They improved their record to 7-0 and gave every indication that there’s more to come. Read about the game and the Rockets in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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To Protect The Nest:  Loramie Wins Slugfest Over Bremen
Dec
16

To Protect The Nest: Loramie Wins Slugfest Over Bremen

Go ahead points…A New Bremen player (foreground) watches Fort Loramie’s Eli Rosengarten roll in the go-ahead basket that gave the Redskins the lead for good in Saturday’s late win over the Cardinals. Read how it happened in the latest Press Pros area hoops feature.

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Next Step, State…Jackson Center, New Bremen Score Regional Semi-Final Wins
Nov
2

Next Step, State…Jackson Center, New Bremen Score Regional Semi-Final Wins

For defending state champion New Bremen it was business as usual in a three-set sweep over Fort Loramie; while Jackson Center won the rubber match against fellow Shelby County Athletic League opponent Russia in the regional semifinals Thursday. Read Greg Billing’s account of the action in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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‘Feathers’…JC Crushes Triad In Div. IV Tourney Opener
Oct
16

‘Feathers’…JC Crushes Triad In Div. IV Tourney Opener

Raquel Kessler (above) supplied the power as sixth-ranked Jackson Center made short work of Triad in the Division IV sectional opener. The Tigers move on to Saturday’s second round with a convincing straight-set win. Read about it in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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The Alarm Went Off At 8…Russia Stuns Anna
Sep
25

The Alarm Went Off At 8…Russia Stuns Anna

It took two and a half games to wake up, but when they did Russia and Jessica York (#7, above) totally flipped the script Tuesday with a stunning comeback win over Anna in five games. Read more about the match in today’s Press Pros Shelby County League feature.

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“Do What We Do” Earns Jackson Center Win Over New Knoxville….
Sep
24

“Do What We Do” Earns Jackson Center Win Over New Knoxville….

Do what we do…It took five sets (it nearly always does), and a wake-up rout in the third set, but Jackson Center again resurrected in time to celebrate their twelfth win of the season Monday, over New Knoxville. Read how they did it in today’s Press Pros Shelby County League feature.

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Russia Sweeps Loramie – Scott Carries Raiders To Win
Sep
20

Russia Sweeps Loramie – Scott Carries Raiders To Win

Star Spangled Offense…Russia’s Laurissa Poling (#4, above) came alive in the third set to spark a Raider outburst that took down Fort Loramie Thursday in five sets. Read more about the match, and the outcome, in the latest Shelby County League update on Press Pros.

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Loramie Moves On, Past East, In Cross County Conference Win….
Sep
15

Loramie Moves On, Past East, In Cross County Conference Win….

Fort Loramie played fast and aggressive in a 21-7 win to avenge last season’s one-point loss to Miami East and stay atop the Cross County Conference standings.

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Anna’s Comeback Wins In Five…Loramie Fails To Finish
Sep
12

Anna’s Comeback Wins In Five…Loramie Fails To Finish

They saw their last-match lapse habit continue…How Fort Loramie lost an early advantage, and how Anna surged at the end to take a five-set win Tuesday in Shelby County League play. Read about the match in today’s Press Pros inside feature.

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Nothing Comes Easy For Jackson Center…Nothing!
Sep
5

Nothing Comes Easy For Jackson Center…Nothing!

It was frantic at times, frustrating, and breath-taking at the end…as Jackson Center prevailed in a five-set win over Fort Loramie Tuesday. Their defense was such that one observer called it, “Like ants at a picnic. They’re everywhere.” Read more on the game in today’s Press Pros inside Shelby County League feature.

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Groundhog Day For Versailles…Div. III Champs Drop Five Set Match To Loramie
Sep
1

Groundhog Day For Versailles…Div. III Champs Drop Five Set Match To Loramie

Their Saturday record continues to be a problem for the Division III defending champs. Versailles drops a grueling five-set match to Fort Loramie as the Tigers continue to play with early inconsistencies. Read about it on Press Pros.

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Russia’s Stunning Comeback Crushes Loramie, 3-2…..
Aug
28

Russia’s Stunning Comeback Crushes Loramie, 3-2…..

Russia’s Lauriss Poling blocks the shot attempt of Fort Loramie’s Maya Maurer (above), giving the Raiders their first lead of the match at 23-22 in the third set of Tuesday’s match. It sparked an improbable three-set comeback that saw the Raiders come from two sets down to win. Read more about it in today’s inside feature.

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