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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Miami Valley Sports Feb. 11th

Basketball Luke Kennard is still piling up the points

Presidents Day Weekend at the Reds HOF

Having fun a priority for any athlete

ECJH girls close with sweep of Hillsboro

Lady Broncos outlast Lady Hurricane 49 44

Pettiford Panthers dunk Falcons 59 54

Jaevin nets school record 47 in victory

Cats hold off Tigers 45 43

Nasty Boys announced as Findlay Market Opening Day Parade Grand Marshals

Auto Racing Glance

Indians get redemption against Rams

Buccaneers hang on for road win

Ranked Berea spoils Bulldogs fun

NFLs off field woes continue

GWOC South leaders win Xenia Fairborn battles

Douglas still happy 25 years after Tyson upset

Aviators outswim Miamisburg Bellbrook

Aviators compete at Cedarville

Aviators beat Oakwood in final home game

Lady Aviators honor five seniors

Four Infinity receives game ball

Dream come true

Tipp girls rout Chieftains improve to 20 0

Buccs Tigers battle on mat

Bulldogs fall in OT

An inexact science

Tourney time

Troy girls shoot defend well in win

Ouellette honored by Touchdown Club

Brewer out as Troy coach

Trojans dominate Aviators

Vikings rally defeat Blackhawks in overtime

Anna teams sweep County tournament titles

Cavs spring upset on Jackson

Fast start leads Fairlawn to win

Jackets fall to Trotwood 81 58

Houston girls upset Knoxville

Baseball detour has Sidney flavor

Indians - Inside the Lines

Seeking Mo

Piqua wrestlers win thriller

Topping Wave

Schrubb lays Blueprint for success

Hard work rewarded

Piqua swimmers compete at GWOC

Newton Soaring to new heights

Russia boys get big win

Hoyer keeping options open

Big honor

LCC ends home part of season with a big win

Lima Seniors Wright to play for Defiance

Is AAU improving or harming hoops in United States

New look attitude for Caprella

LCC breaks free from C J

Bath defeats top ranked Marion Local in girls hoops

Bluffton girl lifters win title

Northmont: Wrestling team falls

Wayne beats Bolts

Northmont athletes sign Letters of Intent

Tipp girls win CBC outright

Shortridges nd half ends Cardinal win streak

Bulldogs try to fill Hole

white powers east to win over indians

Greenville finishes 2nd in GWOC North

1 seeds

Bradford powerlifting teams finish 3rd at Bellefontaine

Berger Murphy set PRs in the mile

Lady Jets lose on senior night

Tri Village graduates earn collegiate honors

Bradford falls just short in quest for 1st win

Trojans beat Panthers at buzzer

Versailles boys swim team wins Coldwater Invitational

Versailles girls swim team wins Coldwater Invitational

Patriots clinch share of CCC title

Wave earn 1st league title in 60 years

3 in state

Monday, February 09, 2015

Caitlyn Meyers signing with Defiance

Caitlyn Meyers from Twin Valley South will be playing volleyball at Defiance College.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Miami Valley Sports Feb. 8th

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

Raiders pummel Penguins

Bulldogs fall in OT

Tourney time

Troy - Running out of time

Troy girls shoot defend well in win

4256 reasons to support Pete Rose

Jackets come up short at Piqua

Raiders in control in County

Minster wins by 10 in OT

Botkins starts fast beats Jets 52 43

Piqua guts out win

Piqua girls get Centerville

Perrys Godfrey adds meaning to special season

Top seeded Bath headed to Hicksville

Tipp girls win CBC outright

Cardinals look for growth in rematch with Indians

Devils renew rivalry in sectional opener

what dean smith meant to me

Panther of the week Artis

SW District Girls Tournament Draw

Butler County ESPN Spotlight

Comets 16-0

Panthers Beat Talawanda


Bradford loses on senior night to TV

Eldora tickets suites and camping on sale Monday

Arcanum girls defeat Ansonia

Arcanum boys lose to Troy Christian

Ahrens 42 points leads Versailles past Coldwater

Tri Village boys dominate Covington

Wave improve to 7 0 in GWOC North

Versailles girls shut down Miami East

Arcanum girls beat Lehman by 30 points

Ansonia girls lose 60 30 at Parkway

Mississinawa panics in loss to Fort Recovery

Jets hold off Panthers late run for win

MV plays its worst game of season against Fort Recovery

Greenville soars past Eaton

Improved Lady Wave lose to West Carrollton

Augspurger Continues Career at Walsh College

South's Anthony Augspurger signed with Walsh College in North Canton, OH.  He will be continuing his football career as a H-Back or possibly a tight end for the Cavaliers. Walsh is a Division II school in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. He plans to major in pre-med.

Jets Race out to 19-0 Lead, North Rallies Late, Falls Short

The Jets raced out to an early lead with a 19-0 first quarter against Tri-County North. But any thoughts of putting the game into cruise control and easing to a Friday night victory were erased as North's Ryan McAdams exploded off the bench for 29 points. North made a late push, but Franklin Monroe was able to hold them off with stubborn defensive play and a strong post presence.

The Jets could do no wrong on offense or defense in the first quarter.  They ran the court and quickly built a lead. North on the other hand, could not get any sort of offense going.  And the Jet man to man defense was too much for North, they could not score from inside or outside.  Coach King took a timeout at the 5 minute mark to try and stem the bleeding – but to no avail, the Jets finished the quarter with all the momentum and a 19-0 lead.

At this point, a lot of folks were probably looking at their watches and thinking about their plans for after the game. But North slowly righted their ship. They finally got on the board with a tap in by Mark Vanbrederode early in the second quarter.  And also in the second quarter North’s Ryan McAdams – who had to sit out the 1st quarter due to disciplinary reasons, came off the bench and scored 11 of his game high 29 points.  Finally, North went into a zone defense which slowed the pace of Franklin Monroe’s scoring and began to chip away at the lead.  

Still the Jets had a comfortable half time lead.  But by the end of the 3rd quarter the lead was down to 11.  So now the crowd sat up and began to take notice as North began to make little runs at the Jets down the stretch.  The Jets had overall a taller team and now the Jets strategy was to pound the ball inside. Twice North closed to within 8 points, but the Jets remained poised and wouldn’t let them close any further.  They went into a slow down with a little over 3 minutes left, forcing North to a man to man defense.  Although North fouled at the end, Franklin Monroe hit enough shots to keep the lead and escape with a 56-48 win.

“It showed a little bit of maturity in our guys,” stated coach  King when asked about how North shook off the first quarter and played with Franklin Monroe the last 3 quarters. “It would have been easy to give up when you are down 19-0.  Our guys rallied behind Ryan McAdams and made a game of it.  We played hard and executed offensively tonight. We changed defenses on them, and I think it caught them off guard.”

Ryan McAdams: “He had to sit out the 1st quarter for disciplinary reasons, but he came in and kept his head – instead of hanging his head, he kept it up. He gave us a spark off the bench.”
Bradford: “Despite their record they are going to play us hard. We have to go there and we will have to earn anything we get. No one has handed us a victory this year and we have to go get it.”

South Surges, Pauses, Rallies Behind Cole for Win

This past week seemed to be the week for big first quarters. South squared off again against Shawnee at Shawnee for a rematch of the Shawnee Holiday Tournament which South won.  South was the team that made it look easy in the early going – sprinting to a 16-2 advantage by the end of the first quarter.  But Shawnee would not go down easy – which lead to an exciting second half.

It has been an up and down week for South.  They first played Carlisle, who had only lost 2 games this year to a triple overtime, only to lose in the final seconds.  They then played Bradford where Wes Cole scored his 1000th point in the victory.  His teammates worked hard to help him achieve his goal. Cole would also be a presence in the waning minutes of South’s game against Shawnee.  

After opening play in a zone defense, Shawnee changed to man to man in the second quarter. Additionally the team had been cold from the floor, but found their range as the game went on and quickly made up ground. South did have to adjust on offense and defense as JJ Utz had to leave the court when he rolled his ankle in the early part of the quarter. He was able to return later but by the half Shawnee had made up ground and was down 17-21.

In the third quarter Shawnee was hitting the boards hard and getting second chance shots on rebounds.  South switched to a zone offense and Shawnee responded by shooting from the perimeter. In the last part of the quarter, South’s shooting grew cold and Shawnee took advantage getting the lead for the first late in the quarter 29-28.  South woke up and tied the score 31-all by quarters end.

Shawnee handed South two gifts to start the 4th quarter. South got two steals that they turned into points and were able to regain the lead.  South proceeded to go on a 14-2 run and appeared to have the game put away. But again South hit a patch where the team was not dropping shots.  And they missed some key free throws to allow Shawnee back in the game. With 36 seconds left, it was 46-44 with the momentum back to the Arrows.  But Wes Cole rose to the occasion hitting a timely jump shot and when he was fouled in the remaining seconds, he calmly sank his free throws – cementing the South victory 51-44.  It was a fine way for Cole to end his week.

“There are some teams where there really is a home court advantage.”stated coach Augspurger,  “Where a team plays so much better than they do on the road.  And that is true with Preble Shawnee. Over the years they are better at home than they are on the road. Years where we have to play them twice at home are always challenging. “

He continued, “We had a great first quarter, our defensive intensity was outstanding.  They got some points in the second quarter, while we struggled.  They did a good job of getting dribble penetration on us. We switched to a zone to take that away and that seemed to slow them down.”

Wes Cole scoring 1,000 points, “Wes started the year pressing a little bit.  He has done a good job of getting back to who he is. He is a great competitor – you will find that out if you are around him at all.  He hates to lose and that is a key to what makes him so good. Against Bradford the guys knew he was close, and all 4 starters gave assists to Wes to make sure he made his goal. ”