Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Miami Valley Sports Jan. 21

Lady Aviators third

Piqua Downs Aviators

Lady Aviators win 3rd Straight

Morton Wrestlers Win

Staley Resigns at Tippecanoe

Tigers Top Devils

Jackets Hold Off Cav's

Jackson Center 10th Win

Sidney Girls # 5

Fort Loramie in First Place

Xenia Ends Sidney Win Streak

Russia Girls One Game Back in County

Sidney Big Test

Lady Indians Buy In

Piqua Wrestling Against Best

Piqua Makes Tourney

Kenton Lineman to Purdue

LCC Over Alter

Delphos - Another level

New Bremen Duo to UNOH

Lima Senior TRAC victory

Lima Senior Over Elida

p>Thunderbolts Defeat Fairfield

Wayne Routs Northmont

Tecumpseh Tramples Lady Boltz

Bolts 4th

Bolts Mauled by Beavers

Lady Elks Romp

Beavers Bop Carroll

Bellbrook Beats Up Franklin

Trail Wrestling Wins TCN Invite

Lady Blazers in skid

Eagles First Conference Win

Record Breaking Red Wolf

Tri Village Adds Football

Curtis Commits to Pitt

Firebirds Overwhelm Wadsworth

Greenville Beats Arcanum

Versailles Scholarship

Tri Village Football

Tri Village Hosts Lifting Meet

Slow Start Costs Blackhawks

Wave Struggles vs. Covington

Arcanum Falls to Brookville

Patriot Girls Strong over Lehman

Lady Roaders Lose to Trail

Patriots and Tigers Ranked

Falcon Wrestlers Sweep

Wildcats Win Over New Miami

3rd Quarter Splurge Buries Waynesville

Wilmington Now 11-0

Clinton Massie Stuns East Clinton

Hilltoppers Ground Greenon

3's Ground Aviators

Lady Aviators Roll Piqua

Lady Aviators 3rd Straight

Red Devils Rout Cougers

State Ranked Sidney Knocks Off Troy

Trojan Girls Win Big

Viking Top Tigers

Lead Slips Away From Troy

Bulldogs Snap 8 game Skid

Fort Loramie Wins 7th Straight County Game

Lehman Girls Drop NWCC Game

Sidney Digs a Hole

Redskins Roll to County Win

Loramie Edges Minster

Versailes Beats Lehman in OT

Raiders Fall by 7

Jackets Hold off Cavs

Jackson Center 10th Win

Indians Prevail in Skeeter Classic

Exciting Time for Piqua Hoops

Piqua Hall of Fame Inductions

Bucc's Can't Hold Lead

Russia Morning Special

Piqua Stays Focused

Nothing New for Lady Buccs

Piqua Wrestles at Top Gun

East Shuts Down Covington

Lady Indians Buy In

Wrestlers Shine at GMVWA

Wayne Routs Northmont

Tecumseh Tramples Lady Bolts

Thunderbolt Grapplers Win

Elks 3 Pointers Doom Bolts

Lady Elks Romp

Bellbrook Wins Over Oakwood

Beavercreek Hockey Winning

First Quarter Dooms Lady Beavers

Bellbrook Hosts Wrestling

Free Throws Cost WSU Raiders

Rams Turnover Win to Bellbrook

Miami East - Defense Never Rests

Bee's Win 2 Straight

Red Devils Rout Cougers

Dayton Flyers Cruise to Victory

Thomas Commits to Texas A & M

UD Women Win - We were Having Fun

Mohawks Over Carlisle

California Coach Suspended after Win

Hannah Carvevale - Athlete of the week

Mississinawa Girls Defeat TVS

Bradford Hall of Fame Inductee's

Marion Local Number One

Black Hawks Soar Past Bradford

Arcanum Boys Hold On

Tri Village Survives South

Ansonia Holds Off Tri-County North

Kenton Ridge No Match for Fairborn

Trail Falls to Miami East

Eaton Swimmers Strong at Relays

South 3 Wins in a Row

Bulldogs power way to Crown

Middletown Christian Tolson Leader on and off court

Corky Miller to Coach with Dragons

Grady Higgins Commits to Boston College

Wrestling - West Wins Battle of Lakota

Hawks Squeak By Jets

Tri-Village Versailles Girls Top 10

Richmond Gymnasts Start Today

Jagel Claims 3rd Straight Title at Fairfield

Tri-Village Defeats St. Henry

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hounds Out Pace Panthers




Route 35 neighbors Twin Valley South and Dixie squared off on Monday.  Despite a near even first quarter (11-9 Dixie) where the competition was keen, Dixie rose to shake off South’s challenge and extended their lead to win going away in the second half.  Dixie’s defense was spot on in the third quarter where they limited South to a single basket. When the final horn sounded it was a consummate victory for the Hounds 50-21.  South was lead in scoring by freshman Mylan Crews with 9, while Dixie’s Ashley Leis scored 13.

South’s coach Mabry, “I thought we played well early – we tried some new things defensively to get Dixie off balance.  We also tried some new rotations with the girls.  We’ve struggled offensively trying to find a rhythm.  The girls need to learn that sometimes they need to be a little patient.  We need to work the ball around a little bit and execute a little better.”

He continued, “I know we are a young team – starting a freshmen, a couple of sophomores and a junior that hasn’t played since junior high.  But it’s the middle of season and we should be catching on more. Now we do play well in spurts, we had some good minutes against Mississinewa Valley.  We don’t have much of an inside game, but we need to flash to the post and kick it out if the defense collapses on us.  Doing little things like that can help.”

Newton: “Newton has been playing pretty good lately.  They are fairly athletic.  We will have to see how we match up.”

Dixie’s coach Crowe, “We played our last JV game on Saturday.  They have lost 3 girls this season, so we are playing varsity only the rest of the way.  South – I have to give them credit, they came out to play in the first quarter.  They matched our energy, but I thought they were a lot more intense – they were flying after loose balls and all.  But as the game progressed, I thought that our girls got into the flow of the game.  In the second half, we just kind of took over.  It might have been the day off school, but it took a while to get them motivated.”

Shell and Leis:  “Cassidy Shell has been a real leader this year.  She went from scoring like 2 points a game last year to this year where she is averaging about 12 points a game.  She has really elevated her level, she is a senior that we are going to miss this year. Ashley Leis is a junior and I thought she did a good job of attacking the basket.  She got a lot of good looks close to the rim and knocked down 2 3’s. She’s another kid that elevated her play here halfway thru the season.”

Carlisle: “It should be a good match up. We are in third place in the division and they are in 4th. So it should be a pretty tight game.  It’s funny that we have played several teams in our division twice already, but this will be our first game against them.”

Scoring for Dixie: Joo 4, Wylie 2, Shell 12, Morrison 4, Leis 13, Honeywell 5, Kilbarger 2, Berkte 8. Scoring for TVS: Crews 9, Hutchins 5, Creech 2, Keener 4, Newhart 1.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

January 18th Miami Valley Sports

Falcon Wrestlers Sweep

Wildcats Win Over New Miami

3rd Quarter Splurge Buries Waynesville

Wilmington Now 11-0

Clinton Massie Stuns East Clinton

Hilltoppers Ground Greenon

3's Ground Aviators

Lady Aviators Roll Piqua

Lady Aviators 3rd Straight

Red Devils Rout Cougers

State Ranked Sidney Knocks Off Troy

Trojan Girls Win Big

Viking Top Tigers

Lead Slips Away From Troy

Bulldogs Snap 8 game Skid

Fort Loramie Wins 7th Straight County Game

Lehman Girls Drop NWCC Game

Sidney Digs a Hole

Redskins Roll to County Win

Loramie Edges Minster

Versailes Beats Lehman in OT

Raiders Fall by 7

Jackets Hold off Cavs

Jackson Center 10th Win

Indians Prevail in Skeeter Classic

Exciting Time for Piqua Hoops

Piqua Hall of Fame Inductions

Bucc's Can't Hold Lead

Russia Morning Special

Piqua Stays Focused

Nothing New for Lady Buccs

Piqua Wrestles at Top Gun

East Shuts Down Covington

Lady Indians Buy In

Wrestlers Shine at GMVWA

Wayne Routs Northmont

Tecumseh Tramples Lady Bolts

Thunderbolt Grapplers Win

Elks 3 Pointers Doom Bolts

Lady Elks Romp

Bellbrook Wins Over Oakwood

Beavercreek Hockey Winning

First Quarter Dooms Lady Beavers

Bellbrook Hosts Wrestling

Free Throws Cost WSU Raiders

Rams Turnover Win to Bellbrook

Miami East - Defense Never Rests

Bee's Win 2 Straight

Red Devils Rout Cougers

Dayton Flyers Cruise to Victory

Thomas Commits to Texas A & M

UD Women Win - We were Having Fun

Mohawks Over Carlisle

California Coach Suspended after Win

Hannah Carvevale - Athlete of the week

Mississinawa Girls Defeat TVS

Bradford Hall of Fame Inductee's

Marion Local Number One

Black Hawks Soar Past Bradford

Arcanum Boys Hold On

Tri Village Survives South

Ansonia Holds Off Tri-County North

Pats Over Cats






If you were hoping to see offensive fireworks at the Twin Valley South gym, you were disappointed. But if you wanted to see gritty in your face defense, there was a ton of it on Friday night as two determined teams faced off – the undefeated Tri-Village Patriots and the TVS Panthers.  The Patriots have shown the ability to put up 100 points on the scoreboard, while South has strangled teams with their brand of defense.

South started with a zone type of defense, but shifted to a man to man.  Tri-Village stayed mainly in a man to man defense.  South used a 4 out and 1 in type of offense in the early going, but went to an offense where they could attack the basket better after a while.  Tri-Village did try to press some, but South seemed to handle the pressure fairly well.

With a smaller lineup, South seemed to have problems on the offensive boards in the early going.  Getting just one shot most possessions.  JJ Utz had one sequence where he gave up two back to back turnovers, but made up for it the next possession by getting open under the basket for an easy layup. Every Panther basket was needed in this low scoring game where points were hard to come by. Then Jason Utz hit 2 free throws in the last minute of the half to pull South even, but Patriot Mason McCabe hit a shot with seconds left to put Tri-Village on top 15-13. 

Tri-village was able to extend their lead in the 3rd period and entered the last quarter with a 6 point lead.  At one point Tri-Village was up by 10 and in a low scoring game that seemed hard to overcome.  But South worked hard in the quarter and made up ground rapidly at the end thanks to some timely 3 point daggers .  The Panther charge culminated with Wes Cole hitting a 3 point shot with about 20 seconds left to knot the ball game at 36 all. 

There was a time out and South set up their defense. But Tri-Village’s Tyler VanWinkle found Colton Linkous who shot a buzzer beater that sealed the 38-36 win for the Patriots. South has been a hard luck team this season. They have shown that they can play with the best, but have come up just short against some very talented teams.

 “Couldn’t be more satisfied with their effort,” stated Coach Augspurger afterwards, “We defended well against a team that has a lot of offense.  They got like 3 or 4 good looks during the game, the rest of their shots were contested. But they defended us well too, they have a very tough defense.”

He continued, “We are not going to play a team better than Tri-Village,  and what Friday taught me was that if our defensive pressure is effective against them, then our defensive pressure is going to affect everyone.  We are a work in progress – our defense continues to get better and better.   We are finding better ways to score on offense. The loss to Tri-Village pretty much ends any championship hopes, now we have 10 games to be the best tournament team that we can be. I think that this team can really make some noise come tournament time.”

Newton and Valley View:  “Newton has two pretty good shooters that we will need to defend. Valley View likes to run the court.  The last 4 seasons we are 0-4 against them.  We have not had any success against them as of late.  This year we have a chance to turn that around.”

Scoring for TVS: Cole 12, Jason Utz 2, Cottingim 3, Bassler 6, Augspurger 6, Osborn 2, JJ Utz 5. Rebounding: Wes Cole 5, Jake Osborn 4, Anthony Augspurger 3. Assists: Augspurger 4, Cole 3.


Next weekend the Panthers will be on the road playing at Newton and Valley View.

Ansonia Over North







Although North was winless coming into the game, they gave the Ansonia Tigers all that they could handle for 4 quarters in a heated battle at the Tri-County North gym.  North closed the gap to two points late in the third quarter, but Ansonia was able to fend off several North runs down the stretch and walk out of the gym with a 58-63 win to snap their 5 game losing streak. 

Interestingly, both coaches shook up their lineups in an effort to jump start their teams in the first quarter. And Ansonia freely substituted; at times using a Kentucky-like line change where 4-5 players were exchanged on the floor.  Finally, both teams utilized a variety of offensive and defensive sets in an effort to gain an advantage.  Ansonia used a zone, man to man, and even pressed the Panthers on defense. But the difference was in the inside game where North found it hard to stop the Tigers.

In the early going North had the upper hand, ending the first quarter with a 3 point advantage. But about midway through the second quarter, Ansonia went into a press which got them some turnovers.  They then went on a 9-0 run to get the lead.  North countered with a half court trap of their own.  Which slowed down the Tigers, but North was giving away second chance shots on the defensive boards and went into the locker room down 34-28.

In the second half North had to play catchup.  They made several good runs, but were never able to regain the lead.  In the third quarter Ansonia was pressing but North was beginning to make them pay for it.  They pulled to within 2 at the 3:10 mark where Ansonia took a time out to call off the press and slow down the momentum for North. 

But that was as close as North would come in the second half.  In the last quarter, North attempted to rally several times but couldn’t close the gap.  Senior Cody Cordes, who came off the bench,  scored 16 of his game high (and personal best) 19 points in the second half.  He had one sequence where he took the ball to the hoop for a layup to score, then raced to the other end to take a charge – he was a whirlwind on the court against the Tigers.

“Our effort tonight was the best effort we have had all season, commented coach King after the game, “This week we had a good week of practice.  The message this week was that we have to rebound and play harder to be successful.  The guys stepped up their game tonight, but we just couldn’t get stops on defense.  We couldn’t hit 3 point shots when we needed them down the stretch. “

Cody Cordes, “He shot his personal best tonight. He’s been a senior leader.  Now I sent a message earlier by not starting him.  I thought he wasn’t playing up to his potential. But he got that message loud and clear tonight.  He responded well – like a senior guard should.”


The next night North had to travel to Brookville where both the girls and boys teams played.  The girls fell 40-29 and the boys team trailed Brookville the entire night before falling 53-37.  TCN Sophomore Zach Edgin had a hot hand in this game scoring a game high 19 points. Next week North faces league leading Tri-Village and Preble county opponent Preble Shawnee.