Thursday, February 05, 2015

Miami Valley Sports Feb. 5

SCOL leading McClain tops EC 71 36

Tigers stun Wildcats in semis 42 36

Rams get revenge oust Cane

CM girls dump Hillsboro 42 31

Hillsboro holds off Wilmington 50 42

ECJH girls split with Washington

Heard Down Under

Bellbrook bounces back against Oakwood

Blazing start propels Beavers to win

Lady Aviators roll to third straight win

Aviators compete at Cedarville

Changing the culture

How times have changed

Newton girls win record setting 15th game

Owning the MBC

Buying in

Dream come true

Buccs Tigers battle on mat

Tipp girls rout Chieftains improve to 20 0

Troy loses momentum

Lady Jackets stay perfect in North

Love struggles shot as Cavs pile up wins

Henry for 17th victory

Jackets go for season sweep of P iqua

JC Russia meet for first place

Shuga sets new 500 free record

Browns Gordon suspended a year

Lady Jackets no. 5

Loramie loses in battle of state ranked teams

Sidney rallies past Trotwood

Toledo bound

Wilson hits 1000 Francis sets new free throw record

Ohio State players coming to mall for collectibles show

Inside the Lines Indians Over Jets

Versailles boys swimmers compete

Lady Tiger swimmers compete

Lady Buccs bounce back

Piqua - Seeking Mo

Fries sees his future

Buccs Tigers battle on mat

Topping Wave

Perry win streak at 13

Lima area players make college choices

Cincinnati adds highly ranked QB Trail

Bath Wapak fall in wrestling regional finals

Kentons Wells signs with Purdue

Monday morning QB just part of the job

Northmont wins state dual regional quarterfinal

Point guards big game gives Cincinnati encouragement

Associated Press boys state basketball poll

Coffee spills Beavers

Bellbrook bounces back against Oakwood

Xenia win streak halted in closing seconds

Associated Press girls state basketball poll

Blazing start propels Beavers to win

Quick start sparks Carroll

Areas best celebrate Signing Day

Eaton Grapplers get place of their own

Trail athletes honored

Shawnee honors Moore routes Northridge

Trail girls finish week with two wins one loss

Eaton swimmers contiue to compete at high level

Trail has tough week ends it with a win

Arrows Above 500 mark

South wins four in a row seven of last eight

North struggles on offense loses three on the week

Red Devils Romp on Senior Night

Richmonds Trawick Signs with Miami

Toledo Football Recruits Landry

Jefferson Saga Continues

Bowling lifelong experience

Pop Warner sued

Tri Village girls defeat Brookville

Arcanum girls beat Bradford 52 32

Tri Village number one 1

Lack of energy contributes to MVs loss to Parkway

Ansonia girls lose to Covington

Arcanum falls 1 point short against Eaton

Dieringer signs with Findlay

Steinbrunner joins Hillsdale

Versailles loses close tournament match

Tri Village Versailles stay in top 10

Ohio State brings aboard 27 football recruits

2 join Bradford Hall of Fame

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Miami Valley Sports - Feb 1st

Wilmington High School wrestling alumni

Blue Lions pull away from Astros

Falcons cruise to 53 40 win over Indians

500 mark

Wilmington Wayne 65 60

I just kept shooting

Alter too much for Carroll

Skyhawks roll over Miamisburg

Rams handle Cedarvilles pressure for OHC win

Bucs romp past Lebanon

first place showdown looms

Bees outlast Buccs 50 34

Worth the wait

Buccs edge Eagles advance

Tipp wrestling moves on to regional semifinal

Father knows best

Newton equals school record for wins

Watching each others backs

Stepping up

Viking boys fall to undefeated Tri Village

Lady Jackets rout Vandalia

Gordon was caught drinking with friends

Jackets split in state duals

Lady Raiders climb within one game of league leaders

Jackets win

Anna upsets Loramie in OT

Three Amigos back together

Piqua boys ready for challenge

Piqua wrestlers lose to Orange

Piqua boys drop road game

Shorthanded Vikings fall on road

Jackets stand tall against Indians

Brown wins bizarre title

Karn wins GWOC diving

Wapak boys girls win WBL titles

Allen East turns away Hardin Northern in boys hoops

Top D III grapplers battle

Thompson Cowan ignite Spartans

Wildcats win at buzzer

Wrestling team beats Brookville 56 12

Lady Bolts rally to defeat Fairborn

Peoples and Sanders named Athletes of the Month

Fairmont foils Northmont

Firebirds soar over Bolts

Lady Warriors defeat Northmont

Bucs win streak climbs to 10

Alter too much for Carroll

Skyhawks roll over Miamisburg

Under the spotlight Columbus shines

Rams handle Cedarvilles pressure for OHC win

Bucs romp past Lebanon

Big men battle in Fairborn win

Point guards big game gives Cincinnati encouragement

Bees win two straight

Tigers top Devils 83 58

Eaton boys split pair of games

Arrows finish 1 1 on week Moore surpasses 1000 career points

North loses two match ups

Arrows get big win

NT wins local meet

Eaton responds with a big win after tough loss

South finishes week with two wins

Trail ends skid gets back to winning

The Patriot Way

Dayton vs Fordham

Mason Gymnasts Win

Kings Swimmers Win

Wave wrestling falls to Eaton

Offensive struggles cause Versailles to lose MAC lead

50 ball drop

Mississinawa Valley girls beat Franklin Monroe

Hot shooting leads Marion past Versailles

Tri Village wins key CCC game

Jets sputter in 4th quarter lose 53 41 to Twin Valley South

Bradford loses close game to Temple Christian

Arcanum splits games with Tri Village South

Greenville cruises to 69 39 win

Greenville takes a step back against Vandalia Butler

Versailles girls beat Russia by 4 points

Dixie Ends Week on Down Note

Dixie had a promising start to the week on Tuesday with an exciting come from behind victory against Oakwood – a team that is in second place in the big school division of the SWBL.  But Dixie was not able to springboard off of that momentum in weekend games with Madison and National Trail.  Instead falling to Madison 65-45 and then to National Trail 63-56.
The Trail game was an exciting one. Both teams have similar records – each came into the game with 5 wins.  But when closely matched teams pair up, it can lead to an exciting game.  There were multiple lead changes and each team had some good runs with the game not being decided until the final minute.
Trail was cold shooting out of the game, so it was Dixie that had the early advantage.  With 3:10 left Dixie was up 9-3.  But Trail got their motor running and closed out the quarter in a flurry and closed the first stanza with the lead 16-13.

Dixie had been driving to the basket to earn their points and Trail went from man to man defense to a zone defense to counter that.  Dixie then staked out the perimeter and started to connect from long distance, pulling Trail back into man to man.  In a similar fashion, Dixie went from man to man to zone towards the end of the half as Trail extended their lead – closing out the half on top 38-25.

 Dixie had a rough time making up the differential in the 3rd quarter.  Both teams scrapped and made hustle plays. And when bodies are flying, fouls start to accumulate – for both teams.  Shane Hale got his third foul late in the quarter.  By early in the 4th quarter, both teams were getting bonus.

Trail entered the last quarter with a double digit lead.  Dixie started to press and they were effective in getting turnovers – both from steals and from Trail mishandling the ball.  And so they began to chip away at the Trail lead. Trail went into a slowdown style of offense in the half court.  Spreading the court and being deliberate with the ball.

Both teams were in double bonus but Trail was hitting their shots from the charity stripe while Dixie was 4 of 12 for that critical quarter.  Still Dixie had a nice 9-2 run in the waning minutes to make it a 2 point game (56-54) when Cody Grubb connected from the field at the one minute mark.  From there Dixie resorted to fouling, but with Trail connecting on their free throws, their lead slowly extended and it was 63-56 at the buzzer. Justin Leonard had a monster second half for the Greyhounds scoring 14 of his team high 16 points in that span.

“We should never have been in that position, stated coach Williams when asked about the teams 4th quarter comeback, “National Trail played a great game. But we are not playing defense right now. When we beat Preble Shawnee and Oakwood it was because we defended.  We are letting teams cut to the baseline, dribbling around us to the basket, and it puts us in the hole.  We don’t score enough to get into a deep hole.  We have to defend and we are not doing that right now.”

Oakwood: “The Oakwood game we defended. They came out on us early with their talented big guy. But we fought thru it and were able to defend him better in the second half.  If we can defend for 32 minutes instead of 16, you can see the difference.”


Scoring for Dixie: Cody Grubb 12, Justin Leonard 16, Shane Hale 10, Blaine Miller 10, Joe Gengler 3, Justin Keirns 3, Ethan Arnet 2.