Friday, January 13, 2017

Young Jets Bomb Panthers

The Franklin Monroe Jets girls team starts 3 freshman, a sophomore, and a junior. A starting 5 that in age would appear better suited to a Junior Varsity roster. But the young team played well beyond their years as they put on a show with an intense defense that smothered Twin Valley South and an offense that moved the ball well and shot lights out from the field to thrash an older and more experienced Twin Valley South team 57-16.

Scoring for Franklin Monroe: Belle Cable 9, Brianna Conley 20, Kennedy Morris 2, Chloe Peters 10, Tara Goubeaux 2, Kinsey Goins 8, Audrey Cable 6.

Scoring for TVS: Emily Hutchings 5, Mylan Crews 3, Evelyn Woodgeard 3, Madison Johnson 2, Kelsie Shafer 2, Maegan Carson 1.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Wave Sinks Pirates in Overtime

“We have not played in 19 days– and it sure looked like a team that hadn't played in 19 days tonight.” stated Greenvilles coach. The team had some major rust to shake off as they returned to action in their first game of this new year. West Carrollton has only won a single game, but when they saw that they had a chance against Greenville after the first quarter, they redoubled their efforts to take a chance at the opportunity. To their credit the Wave awoke from their slumber and made a major team effort to get the win in the last seconds of the game.

Greenville Scoring: Karsyn Shafer 9, Cassie Cromwell 15, Saki Nakamura 8, Morgan Gilbert 8, Jada Garland 8, Kaylee Jackson 7.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

North Wins Nail Biter Over Bradford

Tuesday Bradford Lady Railroaders traveled to Tri-County North for a conference game. With the season winding down, teams are jockeying for position in the league. So this ended up being a hard fought game that was not decided until the last minute of play. The Railroaders stalled at the end and could not finish despite having the lead all through the second half until the last minute.

The Panthers opened a 11-5 lead in the 1st quarter. Bradford was using a zone defense and they were not rebounding well, giving North some 2nd chance shots – and also were giving them open looks. They did not close out well. The coach later shared that the team had been working on zone defense, but when he saw the results, he called it off at the end of the quarter and went back to a man to man defense. This made a huge difference as Bradford quickly made up ground.

Panther Aubrey Stupp lead the 4th quarter surge scoring 9 of her 20 points down the stretch.

Scoring for Bradford: Chelsea Gill 2, Olivia Hart 9, Baily Wysong 2, Mercedes Smith 2, Mandi Bates 16, Brook Fair 5, Ally Booker 4, Bianca Keener 7.

Scoring for North: Harris 2, Stinson 6, Rupp 7, Lipinski 2, Poling 11, Stupp 20.

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Monday, January 09, 2017

Patriots Defense is Stellar Against Blue Devils

Tri-Village's coach Gray was not satisfied with his teams defensive performance against Covington last week. The team was able to eek out a 2 point win, but they had to play a heroic 4th quarter, overcoming a deficit for that victory. So he spoke to the team about playing better help side defense – not being pinned to a girl on defense. The adjustments he made paid dividends for the Patriots, but the hapless Brookville Blue Devils were the on the receiving end of a renewed Patriot defense. The Blue Devils never were able to establish themselves offensively and they could not withstand the Patriot onslaught on offense as they would eventually fall 81-29.

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

Trojans Have Hot Hand in Second Half

The day long series of games between Dixie and Arcanum basketball teams concluded with the varsity boys game. The two schools had been battling all day and there was a little league pride on the line as well with Dixie representing the SWBL and Arcanum representing the CCC. It may have been been the cold night or something with the first weekend of games after the holidays, but the game started slowly but grew hot in the second half.

Arcanum has had a slow start to their regular season. But things have taken off for them with the New Year. One of their resolutions had to have been to get that first win – which they did on Friday night with a victory over Ansonia. The team wanted to keep that momentum against a Dixie team that had just lost to Madison the night before, and needed to get back that winning track. They were 3 and 1 to start the season, but were riding a 6 game losing streak.

Arcanum gained second half momentum thanks in part to the shooting of Carter Grey and Wade Meeks. The final score was 45-30.  

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Arcanum Routs Dixie

Arcanum and Dixie had a day of basketball this past Saturday with all of the boys team and all of the girls teams playing each other. This event was hosted by Dixie high school. It is a good deal for the girls programs who don't often get featured on a Saturday night and so they get to play in front of a crowd. It does tax the host schools staff and volunteers who have to put in the time to make sure that all are accommodated.

On the girls side, the Trojans dominated. The JV game was a lopsided affair where Arcanum took the lead and did not look back. They only allowed 1 point by the host Dixie team at halftime. Arcanum meanwhile scored 30 points and would tack on another 21 by games end. Dixie's reserve did get into double figures, but would only score 11.

In the varsity game the Trojans would win, but Dixie put up a better fight. The Trojans had a more skilled team, but their greater depth really helped them out in the second half where they just wore out the Hounds. Dixie had a good second quarter to close the gap the with the Trojans, but their momentum withered in the last half. It was 26-15 at that point, and it looked like Dixie could keep it close. But the Trojans came out strong and ended up with a resounding win 60-25. Scoring another 34 points while allowing just 10.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Arcanum Sweeps 503

The Arcanum Lady Trojans ended 2016 on a winning note with back to back league wins against both the North and South Panther teams – since both teams are also on 503, Arcanum was able to rule the rural route after the 2nd victory. They had an overwhelming win against Tri-County North 77-25. But after a holiday layoff and just a single practice to prepare for South they had to work a little harder to get that second win on the road. South proved to be a small, but scrappy team. Arcanum did break the game open in the last half of the 3rd quarter and got some separation and pulled ahead for a 57-34 win.

Arcanum  15  14  15  13  57
TVS          7  12   7    8  34

Arcanum Scoring: Stevie Johnting 21, Madi O'Daniel 12, Gracie Garno 5, Brittany Kinney 5, McKenzie Sharritts 5, Macey Hartman 4, Kayla O'Daniel 3, Camille Pohl 2, Siculan 2

TVS Scoring: Mylan Crews 14, Kelsie Shafer 8, Abby Robertson 4, Alyssa Clark 4, Abby Bingham 2, Taylor Bowers 2.

Comments: The Panthers stayed within 10 of a tough Arcanum team in the first-half, before the Trojans ran away with the game at the end of the 4th. Stevie Johnting led the Trojans with 21 points and Mylan Crews led the Panthers with 14.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

South Loses Close One on the Road

Stivers  10  7  9  12  38
TVS      12  6  5  14  37

Stivers Scoring: Emily Fletcher 15, Korryn Millerton 12, Niasia Matlock 5, Maya Randolph 3, Courtney Taylor 2

TVS Scoring: Mylan Crews 16, Emily Hutchings 10, Kelsie Shafer 5, Sydney Vorhis 2, Madison Johnson 2, Abby Robertson 2 (TVS Record 2-6)

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Trail Over South

National Trail  13  3  22  9   47
TVS                2  8   6   5   21

National Trail Scoring: J Byrd 14, P Laird 10, M Laird 9, E Byrd 6, K Patrum 4, D Werner 2, H Baker 2, 

Twin Valley South Scoring: Mylan Crews 4, Madison Johnson 4, Evelyn Woodgeard 4, Abby Robertson 3, Kelsie Shafer 2, Alyssa Clark 2, Shelby Denlinger 2

Monday, December 12, 2016

Dixe Inside Game Too Much for South

After sparring for the first part of the game, Dixie started working the ball inside and grew a lead.  Defensively the Greyhounds generated turnovers in the 2nd quarter and that fed into a run where Dixie held South scoreless for the entire 2nd quarter and scored 11.  Both teams used some zone and man to man during the night. And South did try to press late to attempt a comeback. But they were not able to make a serious challenge.

At halftime it was 21-6 Dixie.  South did not score until about midway through the 3rd quarter.  So Dixie's defense held them scoreless for about a quarter and a half.  At the end of 3 quarters it was 29-13 Dixie and by games end it was 39-28 when South made a late run to close the scoring gap.

The biggest difference for Dixie in the game was denying South any open shots inside and South was cold shooting from the perimeter. Faith Russell had a good night for Dixie in the post.  Meanwhile Dixie was able to work the ball inside or drive to the hoop and score from close to the basket on offense.

Dixie Scoring: Creamer 10, Russell 10, Ruppert 9, Harlow 6, Kilbarger 2, Landis 2

TVS Scoring: Crews 13, Shafer 12, Hutchings 2, Johnson 1

Thursday, December 08, 2016

South Girls Struggle against Miami East

Miami East                         17  22  12   17   68
Twin Valley South               3     4    8    7    22

Miami East Scoring: B.Miller 17, Kinnison 16, Howard 12, C.Miller 7, Mack 5, E.Hawkins 5, G.Hawkins 4, Nehring 
2, Hunley 1

TVS Scoring: Crews 7, Johnson 6, Hutchings 3, Shafer 2, Denlinger 1
TVS Record (2-3)

Monday, December 05, 2016

South Girls Even Record at 2-2 With Win Over Jefferson

Twin Valley South   14 20  12   9    55 
Jefferson                 8  13  11  13    45

Twin Valley South Scoring: Shafer 16, Hutchings 14, Crews 9, Johnson 8, Bingham 4, Denlinger 2, Woodard 2
(Record 2-2)

 South set a single-game team school record with 26 steals and Junior Guard Mylan Crews set a new single game school record with 14 steals.

Friday, December 02, 2016

South Slammed by Covington

South girls drop one one the road at Covington. 

Covington             20 27 17 16   80 
Twin Valley South  4   7   6  12   29

Sunday, November 27, 2016

South Girls Open Season

South girls opened their season with a win and loss in the SWBL vs CCC season kickoff that was hosted by Carlisle this year. 

Twin Valley South  14  32  47   51
Northridge              6    7   15  26 

TVS Scoring: Crews 11, Hutchings 10, Shafer 9, Bingham 6, Robertson 6, Vorhis 4, Woodgeard 3, Denlinger 2 (Record 1-0)

Northridge Scoring: Johnson 17, Rettig 3, Smith 2, George 2, Allison 2 (Record 0-1)

TVS point guard Mylan Crews led the Panthers in scoring for their season opener with 11 points, while Kelsie Shafer brought down 15 rebounds. 

Saturday, November 26th @ Carlisle

Twin Valley South  35
Carlisle                 65

TVS Scoring: Shafer 13, Crews 11, Johnson 3, Woodgeard 3, Hutchings 3, Robertson 2 (Record 1-1)

Carlisle Scoring: Harris 23, Whaley 12, Parrish 11, Glover 6, Gilbert 5, Stewart 2, Weist 2, O'Bryan 2, Moore 2 (Record 2-0)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Trojans Stopped by Spartans

After getting off to a rocky start where they allowed the Spartans to go on a 11-1 run, the Trojans requited themselves and went on a run of themselves to win the first set 25-23. After that neither team went on such a big run, but it was a grind it out kind of match. In the last 3 games Waynesville seemed to do a better job of getting a 'set, set, spike'. Arcanum seemed to be playing on their heels a lot of the time and generally played catch up to Waynesville lead for the most part. The last 3 sets were all Waynesville 25-18, 25-20, 25-23.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tigers in Tournament Groove

The Versailles Tigers volleyball team are no strangers to post season play – they are perennially making deep tournament runs in the state tournament. But even with 4 seniors on the roster, the team seemed a little disjointed in their opening set against CCC foe Bethel. The Bee's came into the game with a first round win over Brookville – so they had some momentum walking onto the court. The Tigers were clearly the better team in the first set, but it took that first set to get the opening round of tournament jitters out of the way and get into a strong tournament groove. The Tigers got that first set out of the way 25-16, and went on to dominate the second set with strong front line play – 25-9. And even with liberal substitutions in the last set, the Tigers dispatched the Bee's 25-12.

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