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Eldora Speedway… Haudenschild Wins $10,000 Ohio Sprint Speedweek Finale
Kemenah Earns Speedweek Championship; Pardo Beats Woodard In Stock Car Battle To Checkers - ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 25, 2016) – The “Wild Child” Jac Haudenschild certainly lived up to his label Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, earning the NKTelco Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket finale worth $10,000 with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions. Haudenschild, pilot of the familiar
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Let the Rumble Begin!
Eldora Ballroom blood drive means Kings Royal is coming - NEW WESTON, Ohio – The Eldora Speedway Ballroom Blood Drive comes a few weeks before loyal legions of Kings Royal Race fans jam-pack the normally sleepy communities of Rossburg and New Weston.  But thanks to race tickets for door prizes, donors will be in the
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New Madison to host Golf Tournament
The New Madison Civic Organization will be hosting their 32nd Annual New Madison Open Golf Tournament, Saturday July 16th, at White Springs Golf Club. The New Madison Civic Organization is a non-profit group that provides support to the community through a variety of fund raising activities.  Proceeds from this event helps to support local scholarships for graduating Tri-Village seniors and other community need based programs
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May To Play Basketball for Tabor College, By Andrea Francis
Jun 15, 2016 - Cody May of Troy, Ohio, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Tabor College in Kansas following his successful career at Edison State Community College. "I am very excited to get the opportunity to continue playing the game that I love," said May. "Tabor has a very successful basketball program and I really liked what
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High School Athletics… Dave Gray Named OHSAA Interim Commissioner
Former OHSAA Board of Directors President and Franklin Monroe Superintendent will serve while Dr. Dan Ross recovers from health issues - COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former OHSAA Board of Directors President Dave Gray has been named Interim Commissioner of the Ohio High School Athletic Association following action by the OHSAA Board of Directors at a
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T-V grad lands head position at Union City, By George Starks
Barger to run Indians basketball - FOUNTAIN CITY IND.- When it comes to being in the right place at the right time, former Tri-Village standout, David Barger has been able to do it. Out of high school just eight years ago, Barger was the seventh grade coach for the Patriots and then went to Tipp City last season as the varsity assistant. Now
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Edison State Community College… Edison Student-Athletes Named to OCCAC All-Academic Team, By Andrea Francis -- Seven student-athletes from Edison State Community College have been named members of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) All-Academic team. To be named a member of the team, a student-athlete must have completed 24 credit hours while earning at minimum 3.30 cumulative grade point average... read more
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Erb Jr scores $100,00 Dirt Late Model Dream Victory
Illinois Jinx at Eldora Crown Jewel Events Finally Over - ROSSBURG, Ohio — Three times fighting back to take the lead Saturday at Eldora Speedway, Dennis Erb Jr. of Carpentersville, Ill., grabbed a victory Illinois fans had been waiting for seemingly forever. The 43-year-old driver regained the lead for the final time with 11 laps remaining and
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Eldora Speedway… Sheppard, Landers earn Dream XXII victories
$100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream finale on tap Saturday night - ROSSBURG, Ohio — Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., and Jared Landers of Batesville, Ark., captured two of the richest 25-lap features in Dirt Late Model history Friday, staking their claim at glory on the final preliminary night of Eldora Speedway’s Dream XXII presented
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Eldora Speedway… Pierce Looking For Success At Dirt Late Model Dream, By Alli Collis
ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 6, 2016) – Finishing second in September’s World 100 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, Bobby Pierce was one spot shy of becoming the youngest winner in event history. Still looking to add one of the prestigious Eldora crown jewels to his resume, the 19-year-old second-generation driver from Oakwood
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Eldora Speedway… Christopher Bell Scores Sprint Car Win at Eldora
Matt Miller, Joey Kramer and Barney Craig Also Post Victories During Johnny Appleseed Classic -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 29, 2016) – Christopher Bell started sixth and shot to the lead like from a cannon on his way to win the NRA Sprint Invaders portion of the Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite Sunday night at Eldora Speedway. Bell, who won last year’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora, made all the right moves
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Darke County Soccer Association wraps up Spring Soccer
Darke County Soccer Association wrapped up Spring Youth Soccer at Greenville North Park this past weekend.  DCSA would like to thank the 230+ participants, coaches, parents, Samantha Grim and the GHS Women’s Soccer team and also our sponsor:  Harvest Moon Manor.  Harvest Moon Manor was established on October 31, 2005 as a Bed & Breakfast.  It is widely known as a haunted Darke County property.  The owners
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Eldora Speedway… What A Show! Loney Wins UMP Modifieds
Woodard and Conover Split Eldora Stock Races -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 21, 2016) – Nathon Loney won the UMP Modified race, while Earnie Woodard and Jordan Conover split the Eldora Stock Car events on an evening that saw some fantastic racing on Aaron’s Family Fireworks Night at Eldora Speedway. Cars were three and four wide for most of the night that kept the large crowd on their feet at the historic half-mile clay oval. Woodard
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Two Chargers earn All-OCCAC Honors; Inaugural Season of Edison Charger Baseball
Recently finishing out their season, two Edison State Community College baseball players have been named recipients of post-season awards from the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) for the 2015-2016 season. Freshman catcher Jarob Negron (Manuel Ramos Hernandez/Puerto Rico) and freshman infielder Keith Olmo (Coral Glades/Coral Springs, FL)
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Our Family vs. Your Team, By George Starks
LWSB seeks redemption - Greenville- It was just a year ago when Greenville was looking to make another run to the state srmi-finals in Akron. That run was cut short at the regional level by Granville. This evening, Greenville will look for a little redemption against The Blue Aces as the 25-6 Lady Wave will hook up with the 20-9 Blue Aces in Mason
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Ohio Hunters Checked more than 17,700 Wild Turkeys during Spring Season
COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio hunters checked 17,793 wild turkeys during the combined 2016 spring wild turkey hunting season and youth wild turkey hunting season, April 16-May 15, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Hunters checked 16,229 birds during the four weeks of the 2016 wild turkey season compared to 16,049 birds in 2015. Young hunters checked 1,564 birds during the 2016 youth season
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Soccer Family Fun Night
Darke County Soccer Association (DCSA) is hosting a free family night for the public, Monday, May 23, 5-8 P.M.  The rain date is May 25, same time.  The event is scheduled at the DCSA fields, 300 Eidson Road, Greenville.  There will be food, Jump and Bounce Houses, a King of the Court Soccer Tournament, and a Parents vs. Players Game for Select Teams. At 7 PM, there will be announcements regarding upcoming Fall soccer
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Patriots prevail in sectional title win, By George Starks
Wilson pitches a gem - COVINGTON- Tri-Village junior Jonny Wilson may have pitched his best game of the 2016 season so far. Coming into Wednesday’s sectional final game with Franklin Monroe. Wilson brought a miniscule 0.76 E.R.A. to the table. Wilson didn’t hurt that average after the Patriots 5-2 win to take the sectional title Wednesday. In
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Faber Honors Mississinawa Valley Bowling State Champion
COLUMBUS - Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) today recognized Mississinawa Valley High School student-athlete Joseph Teeter following his victory at the 2016 Division II Boys Bowling State Championship. "Joseph has made the Mississinawa Valley community extremely proud in bringing home the Division II state bowling title," said Faber. "He
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Edison State Sports… Malik Thurman to Play for Urbana University
Apr 19, 2016 - Malik Thurman (Stebbins HS) has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Urbana University following his successful career at Edison State Community College. "Malik is a phenomenal athlete and young man," said Rob Summers men's head basketball coach at Urbana University. "We are excited about him bringing his
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Madsen Sweeps World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series at Eldora
Boespflug Wins USAC Sprint Car Event In Front of Large Crown for #LetsRaceTwo - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 7, 2016) – Australian driver Kerry Madsen swept the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series weekend at Eldora Speedway leading all 30 laps of Saturday night’s #LetRaceTwo Feature race. Madsen, the 2014 Kings Royal winner
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Edison State Sports… Hearn to Play for Ohio Christian University
May 03, 2016 -- Jalen Hearn (Westerville North HS) has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Ohio Christian University (OCU) in Circleville, OH following his successful career at Edison State Community College. "We are very excited to add Jalen to our program," said Tony Stockman, Head Men's Basketball Coach at OCU. "He plays hard and with his team. He is very competitive
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Edison State Sports… Dunlevy to Play for Urbana University
May 04, 2016 - Brooke Dunlevy, of Bradford, Ohio, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Urbana University following her successful career at Edison State Community College. "Brooke was a great addition to our signing class and I consider her signing as finding a "diamond in the rough," said Haley Ducey, head women's basketball coach at
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Eldora Speedway… Clauson Scores USAC Sprint Car Victory
Madsen Wins World of Outlaws Race - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 6, 2016) – Bryan Clauson, from Noblesville, Indiana, survived a late restart and brushed the turn four wall, but won the United States Auto Club Sprint Car Feature at Eldora Speedway during Night #1 of the #LetsRaceTwo Doubleheader Weekend. Clauson, who started sixth, worked his way through to third through the first 20 laps of the A-Feature.  As the leader raced
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Edison State Sports… Datil Throws No-Hitter
May 02, 2016 - Edison State Community College pitcher Jorge Datil threw a complete game, no-hit shutout versus Clark State Community College on Friday, April 27. The Chargers won the game 1-0 after dropping the first game of the doubleheader by a score of 7-1. Datil racked up 11 strikeouts, while walking only three. In his first season at
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Clauson To Pull Double Duty at Eldora While Prepping for Indianapolis 500
Open Wheel Driver Continues Quest for 200 Starts in 2016; #LetRaceTwo Tickets Starts at $28; Kids 12 and Under Free - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 4, 2016) – Bryan Clauson is used to running a lot of races, but this year he is taking that passion for racing to a new extreme as he looks to run a schedule consisting of 200 races. Four of those races will take place this Friday and Saturday as he takes part in Eldora Speedway
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Eldora Speedway Says #LetsRaceTwo!
Friday & Saturday Features Sprint Cars From Both Series Racing on the Same Night; Tickets Just $28; Kids 12 and Under Free! ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 3, 2016) – In late 2014, Eldora Speedway officials came up with an idea so odd, people thought the staff was nuts. For the first time in automobile racing history, two sanctioning bodies who battled each
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Clauson To Pull Double Duty at Eldora While Prepping for Indianapolis 500
Open Wheel Driver Continues Quest for 200 Starts in 2016; #LetRaceTwo Tickets Starts at $28; Kids 12 and Under Free - ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 4, 2016) – Bryan Clauson is used to running a lot of races, but this year he is taking that passion for racing to a new extreme as he looks to run a schedule consisting of 200 races. Four of those races will take place this Friday and Saturday as he takes part in Eldora Speedway
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Eldora Speedway Says #LetsRaceTwo!
Friday & Saturday Features Sprint Cars From Both Series Racing on the Same Night; Tickets Just $28; Kids 12 and Under Free! ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 3, 2016) – In late 2014, Eldora Speedway officials came up with an idea so odd, people thought the staff was nuts. For the first time in automobile racing history, two sanctioning bodies who battled each
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Eldora Speedway… Aspen Dental Becomes Title Sponsor of NASCAR Camping World Truck Series - ROSSBURG, Ohio (April 29, 2016) – A race that has made everyone smile since its inception in 2013 has earned an appropriate new supporter. Aspen Dental has signed on to become the title sponsor of the fourth annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event July 20 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The race will take place on a Wednesday night at the half-mile, clay oval. The Camping World Truck Series is the... read more
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Edison State Community College… Charger 300 Event Wraps Up
Supporters packed into Edison State Community College’s Robinson Theater on Thursday, March 17 for the seventh-annual Charger 300 fundraiser to support the baseball, basketball, and volleyball teams. A crowd of nearly 300 people were in attendance for the reverse raffle, which awarded one lucky ticket holder the $10,000 grand prize. The
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Buchy Honors Athletes from Jackson Center High School
Columbus—State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) presented a resolution to the Jackson Center High School girls volleyball team for winning the 2015 Division IV State Championship and to Drew Sosby for being named the 2016 All-Ohio Division IV Tri-Player of the Year in boys basketball at today’s Ohio House Session. “Jackson
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Eldora Speedway… Pardo, Trent Split Eldora Stock Car Double-Feature
Ruhlman Rules the Modifieds; Morris Wins Vores Compact Series Event -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (April 23, 2016) – Paul Pardo nearly won five consecutive Eldora stock car A-Main’s. He scored his fourth straight win in the first A-Main at Eldora Speedway’s Saturday Night Speedfest and finished runner-up to Rob Trent in the second A-Feature. In the first A-Main, it appeared as though
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Eldora Speedway… Saturday Night Speedfest Equals Exciting, Heart Pounding Racing
UMP Modifieds and Eldora Stock Cars Return With Vores Compact Touring Series; Tickets Just $12; Kids Under 12 Free! ROSSBURG, Ohio (April 21, 2016) – After a gorgeous 65-degree evening at Eldora Speedway’s 63rd season opener last Saturday night, two racing divisions return and third will be coming for the first time since 2012. Saturday Night Speedfest is set for Saturday, April 23 and will see the return of UMP Modifieds
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Greenville posts big GWOC victory over Piqua, By George Starks
Six run sixth puts it out of reach for Wave - GREENVILLE- Coming off an 8-1 loss at Piqua Tuesday, Greenville coach Jerrod Newland decided it was time to get back to basic Lady Wave softball. Putting the ball into play and forcing Piqua to make plays led to a 10-2 Greenville GWOC victory Wednesday at the Stebbins Softball Complex
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Buchy Honors Fort Recovery High School Football Team
Columbus—Today, State Representative Jim Buchy (R-Greenville) presented a resolution to the Fort Recovery High School football team honoring them as the 2015 Division VII State Champion. “This state championship is really special as the first of many football state championships to come in Fort Recovery,” Buchy said. “The young
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Chamberlain Scores Big Win in Late Models At Eldora’s 63rd Season-Opener
Michigan’s Mielke Wins DIRTcar UMP Modified Race; Pardo Scores Another Eldora Stock Car Win -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (April 16, 2016) – A brave move by “Insane” Duane Chamberlain to fend off fourth-place starter Jeep VanWormer enabled him to take control of the A-Feature and lead all 25 laps of the Late Model event in Eldora’s 63rd season opener. VanWormer, from Pinconning, Michigan, tried a slide job as they entered turn three on the start
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F-M wins tough game with Newton; Jets score four in the fifth, By George Starks
PITSBURG - In softball, there are many keys to winning. Monday, Franklin Monroe used them all. Good pitching, solid defense and most of all, clutch hitting that created scoring opportunities. Trailing 1-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth, the Lady Jets were able to plate four big runs in a 4-2 come from behind victory over Newton. Putting the ball into play and forcing the action
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OHSAA Division I Football Tournament Format Moves to Four Regions
Regional alignment will now mirror Divisions II-VII; number of playoff qualifiers (32) will remain the same - COLUMBUS, Ohio – The tournament format for the OHSAA Division I football playoffs will move from two regions to four regions beginning this fall following a 9-0 vote this morning by the OHSAA Board of Directors during its April meeting. With four regions (map is linked below), Division I moves back into the same
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Mississinawa Valley… Geesy signs to play football with Baldwin-Wallace College
Union City - Mississinawa Valley senior football player Dalton Geesy hard work has paid off. The 6’3”, 240 lbs two-way lineman for the Blackhawks is signing to play football at the college level with Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH.  The Division III school competes in the nation’s best conference at that level, the Ohio Athletic Conference
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Trojans run rule Patriots in conference play, By George Starks
Siculan two hits Tri-Village - NEW MADISON- Arcanum sophomore Elle Siculan may be short in stature but the Trojans pitcher was head and shoulders above the opposition Friday at Tri-Village. Siculan allowed just two hits to the Patriots, a leadoff double in the first Kloey Murphy and one in the fourth Payge Malott as Arcanum dropped a 15-0 loss
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Harness Horsemen host Wilmington College students
On Thursday April 7th the Darke County Harness Horseman played host to approximately 100 students from Wilmington College.  The students, most pursuing degrees in agricultural or livestock were touring various areas within the state.  Their last stop of the day was in Greenville touring the barns and being given demonstrations from various horsemen. The students were welcomed to fairgrounds by the Darke Co. Harness Horseman
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Greenville wins tri-meet over Tipp and Union City, By George Starks
Wave coach pleased with results - GREENVILLE- “These are the fun meets. It allows us to experiment.” Those were the words of Greenville track coach Bill Plessinger after Greenville won the girls and boys meet with Tipp City and Union City Tuesday. On the girls side of the ledger, Greenville posted a two point win over the Lady Red Devils, 76-74 with
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Eldora again named Favorite Track in Speed Sport poll
Historic Kings Royal Sprint Car Race Also Voted “Favorite Race" - ROSSBURG, Ohio (March 30, 2016) – For the fifth consecutive year, Eldora Speedway has been voted “My Favorite Track,” by the readers of SPEED SPORT Magazine and www.SPEEDSPORT.com. The magazine, which has been America’s trusted motorsports authority
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Lady Roaders remain perfect in young season, By George Starks
Bradford scores dramatic victory - BRADFORD- If there is one thing that can be said about the Bradford Lady Railroaders softball team, it all boils down to one word: Drama! Following in line with their two opening game wins over Coldwater (8-6) and New Bremen (9-5), the Roaders posted a dramatic 4-3 win over Tri-County North Tuesday
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Harness Horseman Annual banquet held, By George Starks
Schroder keynote speaker - GREENVILLE- Saturday night, the Darke County Harness Horseman held its annual banquet at the Elks Lodge in Greenville. Susan Schroder, the new Ohio Harness Horsemans Association (OHHA) Project Coordinator, was the keynote speaker, telling the large gathering that harness horse racing is coming on
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Eldora Speedway… Arctic Cat All Star Circuit Shifts to June 25
Saturday Night Event Pays $10,000 to the Winner; Closes Out Historic Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek - ROSSBURG, Ohio (March 9, 2016) – Eldora Speedway officials announced today the NKTelco Speedweek Classic originally scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2016 will shift to Saturday, June 25, 2016.  The race will pay $10,000-to-win as the finale of historic Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek. Eldora’s ample
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Niekamp to bowl at Wright State
Last Friday, March 4th Hannah Niekamp signed a letter of intent to bowl with the Wright State University Lady Raiders.   The Versailles senior plans to study Accounting. Hannah is the daughter of Doug and Sue Niekamp from North Star, OH. “I picked WSU because it is well-known for its business program and has one of the top bowling programs in the nation,” said Niekamp
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Darke County Soccer Association-2016 Youth Spring Soccer
www.darkecountysoccer.com - Registration thru March 12th - Player/Parent Meeting: March 12th @ 10AM at Greenville High School Gym - Coaches Meeting:   March 12th @ 11AM at Greenville High School Gym - Trainings Start:  March 22nd (6:00, 6:45 & 7:30) - Games Start:  April 9th (9:00, 9:45, 10:30, 11:15 & 12:00) - Player Divisions
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Season ends for Versailles in Regional final loss, By Dylan Knoop
SPRINGFIELD- A win Saturday would have meant going to Columbus for the third straight year. That goal was short-circuited Saturday as Marion Pleasant stopped the Versailles Lady Tigers in their tracks, dropping a 48-35 loss on Versailles. Holding leads of 14-9 and 19-18 at the half, it was a second half Spartan defense that turned on the Tigers. Nine
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V-Lady Tigers back in familiar spot; Regional final next, By George Starks
SPRINGFIELD- It’s a familiar place for Versailles head coach Jacki Stonebraker and her Lady Tigers. Wednesday, at Springfield High School, Versailles was able to advance to the regional finals with a 46-37 victory over West Liberty Salem (WLS). One more win and the Tigers will once again find themselves in Columbus, looking for another state title. “I’m really proud of these girls,” Stonebraker
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Versailles Lady Bowlers finish 4th; Boys finish 13th
Hannah Niekamp named to All-State Team - Lady Tigers Bowling 4th in State - The Tigers traveled to Columbus to bowl at Wayne Webb Lanes to bowl in State competition on February 27th.  They finished 4th overall losing in match play in the semi-finals to Napoleon. “Our day started slow but we were able to work our way up from 12th
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Patriot cheer team returning to state, By George Starks
NEW MADISON- The last time Tri-Village went to state in the cheerleading competition, Darlene Ary was the cheer advisor. That was four years ago and now, the cheer advisor Danielle (Ary) Bourne. The daughter of Darlene Ary. Despite the four year time lapse in apperaences at Columbus, the excitement of returning is as high now as it was
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TV bows out in sectional final, By George Starks
No repeat for Patriots in 2016 - TROY- For the first time in four years, Tri-Village will not be playing in a District final. It was pretty much a forgone conclusion that the team to make the last buckets would win. Senior Tyler VanWinkle  drained a trey at the buzzer but it wasn’t meant to be. In the sectional final played at Troy, it was Yellow
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Thunderstruck in the Thunderdome, By George Starks
Jets crash hard in sectional loss - CLAYTON- Franklin Monroe boys basketball coach Troy Meyers had no comments for the attending press Wednesday after the Jets loss to Anna. Then again, what could he say? Playing in the second round of a sectional it had no business playing in to begin with (D-III), Franklin Monroe was more than overwhelmed
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Versailles Sports… Versailles Bowling teams headed to state
Varsity Boys Bowling - The Versailles Varsity Bowling team traveled to Beavercreek on February 18 to bowl at the District Tournament. The top 4 teams and 4 individuals advanced to State. The District format was 3 regular games and 6 baker games. The Tigers score after the first game was 1064 placing them in 1st out of 16 teams. They
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Hawks fall to a tough Ft. Loramie team, By George Starks
PIQUA- What started out as a mediocre season, ended with a six game winning streak and a 15-7 record. That winning streak went to seven in the opening round of sectional action last Friday at Piqua in a win over Houston. Coming in with a 16-7 mark and a seven game winning streak on the line, it all came crashing down on Mississinawa
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Historic Eldora Speedway… Tickets, Indoor Suites And Camping Now Available For All Eldora Races - ROSSBURG, Ohio (Feb. 15, 2016) – The renewals were strong for Eldora’s “Big Four” races and beginning today, fans can purchase tickets, suites and select campsites for all 28 racing events at the legendary half-mile dirt oval. All orders can be placed at www.EldoraSpeedway.com, by phone at (937) 338-3815 or at the box... read more
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Mississinawa Valley tops Houston in sectional game, By George Starks
Hawks to play Tuesday in second round - PIQUA-The date was February 26, 2011. The site was Piqua High School in a 6 PM game opening round sectional game with Mechnicsburg. The final result…Mississinawa Valley 56, Mechnicsburg 42. That game would be the last tournament win for the Blackhawks until Friday night
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FM coach ready for second season to begin; Moore looking for better days, By George Starks – PITSBURG -- During her playing days at Franklin Monroe, then Abbey Davenport was considered to be one of the best in Darke County. Her mentality and love for the game made her one that would draw attention from the opposing team. Now, Davenport is a Moore and she has taken the challenge to lead her high school to the next level and back to what it once was... read more
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Alexis Abner Milestone… My apologies, By George Starks
Before I go any further, I would like to apologize to Arcanum senior, Alexis Abner. Tuesday night in the Lady Trojans loss to Northwestern, Abner scored her 1,000th career point at Arcanum. Congrats Alexis. If you are a follower of mine, you already know I will often give credit to any athlete when milestones are achieved. In my game story, I never mentioned
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Northeastern no problem for Versailles, By George Starks
Lady Tigers advance to sectional finals - PITSBURG- When the first quarter buzzer had sounded, the Northeastern Lady Jets were close to Versailles, trailing only 14-10. Close is all the Jets would ever be to Versailles Wednesday at The Hangar. The Tigers would open up the second frame on an 8-0 run, sparked by two early treys from
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Lady Trojans come up short in overtime loss, By George Starks
Arcanum bows out of state tournament - PITSBURG- It was one of those nights for the Arcanum Lady Trojans. A night when the Trojans needed two miracles but got only one. Tuesday in sectional action at The Hangar on the campus of Franklin Monroe High School, the Trojans hooked up in second round action against Northwestern. Despite
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Versailles Bowling Sectionals… Boys, Lady Bowlers advance to Districts
Varsity Boys Bowling Advances to Districts - The Varsity Bowling team traveled to Huber Heights on February 10th to bowl at the Sectional Tournament. The format of play included 3 regular games and 6 baker games allowing the top 10 teams to advance to the District Tournament. The Tigers finished 8th overall out of 25 teams. “We started
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Hawks blast Bees in The Nest, By George Starks
MV wins fifth straight - UNION CITY- With Bethel taking Tri-Village to the limit just a week before, no one could have imagined what would happen next at Mississinawa Valley Friday. Many thought it would be a lopsided final score with Bethel winning big. That wasn’t the case! Like a finely tuned motor getting ready for a 500 mile race, the
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Versailles Bowling finishes winning seasons; Varsity Boy’s Bowling Finishes Strong
On January 30th the Varsity Boys Bowling team traveled to Coldwater, OH to bowl against the Minster Wildcats in a tough match.  They came back to Versailles with a win scoring 2646 to 2431. Leading the way for the Tigers were Alex Groff (218,190) Kyle Cotner (181), Jacob Wening (200, 178) and Luke Shellhaas (172).  Junior, Alex Groff impressed with no open frames in all of his games. “It was great to see the boys bowl well in Baker games
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Edison State Community College… Charger 300 Club Event To Support Student–Athletes
The Edison State Community College Foundation and Athletics Department are partnering to host the seventh annual Charger 300 Club event on Thursday, March 17, at 6 p.m. in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. The event is held to help raise funds for the College’s athletic programs. A reverse raffle will highlight the evening’s events, with one lucky winner walking away with a $10,000 prize. Other cash drawings will be
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Blackhawks win fourth straight, By George Starks
Covington proves a stiff test - UNION CITY- Coming in to Tuesday’s Cross County Conference game with Covington, the Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks had been on a roll. The Hawks had won their last three games and had won six of their last seven contests. Make that four straight and seven of the last eight. A sub-par Covington team
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Patriots escape in a thriller at home, By George Starks
T-V gets good news after the win - NEW MADISON- Christmas came extremely early in 2016 for Tri-Village Friday. It was just over a week ago when the Patriots traveled to Miami East and fell to the Vikings, 36-29 in Cross County Conference play. After that loss, the Vikings remained undefeated in the conference while the Patriots were left sitting
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Ansonia stops Bradford in conference action; Lady Roaders senior night spoiled, By George Starks
BRADFORD- It was just a few days ago when Parkway beat Ansonia on the Lady Tigers senior day in overtime. Thursday, the Tigers got a little revenge by turning the tables on Bradford. The Roader faithful honored its two seniors (Mackenzie Weldy and Kelly Moore) before the start of the game Thursday. After that, it was all academic. Ansonia came out of the gates with an 11-2 run
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Versailles edges Lady Patriots in final seconds, By George Starks
Tigers come from nowhere to get victory - NEW MADISON-For 31 minutes and 55.1 seconds, the Versailles Lady Tigers chased Tri-Village at The Battleground. Unfortunately for the Lady Patriots, it takes 32 minutes to win a game. Versailles held only one lead the whole night but that lead came with 4.8 seconds left in the game when sophomore
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Patriots snap two game losing skid, By George Starks
Covington serves as victim - NEW MADISON- No one can remember the last time Tri-Village dropped back to back boys basketball games but one thing is for certain. No one will forget the 2016 season. Coming off losses to Winchester (1-23) and Miami East (1-26 and first conference loss since 2014) the Patriots unleashed a ton
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The Dean of the CCC, By Dale Barger
Tony Augspurger is “The Dean of the CCC” in boys’ high school basketball! Coach Tony Augspurger was recently honored for surpassing 400 career wins as a High School Boys Varsity Basketball Coach.  What makes this achievement even more impressive is that he has achieved over 400 wins at the same school, Twin Valley South. Longevity
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Eldora Speedway Monster Jam« Tickets Available
(Rossburg, OH - January 27, 2016) – Feld Motor Sports« announced today that tickets for Monster Jam«, the world’s premier Monster Jam truck series, will be available beginning at 9 a.m. (EST) on Friday, January 29 for the August 5-6 events at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Monster Jam events are affordably priced for the whole family with adult seats starting at $17 and kid’s seats starting at $10. Tickets are available at the Eldora Speedway
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Lady Trojans shine on senior night; Ansonia no match for Arcanum, By George Starks
ARCANUM - Coming in with an 11-6 seasonal mark, Ansonia coach Jim Bolin was expecting a solid showing from his Ansonia Lady Tigers. On the flip side, Arcanum coach Matt Grote was looking for the same thing to make the Arcanum senior night a success. Give the nod to the Lady Trojans. Arcanum came out of the gate strong and posted a lopsided 55-27 Cross County Conference victory
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Eldora Speedway… Eldora Hands Out 2015 Championship Awards
Westfall, Stemler, Trent and Schlenk Prevail as Numerous Other Awards Included in Front of More than 500 People -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (Jan. 24, 2016) – More than 500 drivers, crew members and fans from the Midwest and Canada gathered inside the Eldora Ballroom Saturday evening to bring an official close to the 2015 season with the annual Eldora Speedway Awards Ceremony
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Patriots fall in defensive battle on the road, By George Starks
Defense the name of the game - CASSTOWN- When Tri-Village headed to Casstown to hook up with Miami East, something had to give. The Patriots and Vikings were both undefeated in the Cross County Conference and the conference title was at stake. In addition, Miami East came in ranked No. 3 in Division III while the Patriots came in as the
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Versailles Bowling, Week 10
Varsity Lady Bowlers improve to 7-3 - The Tigers bowled their final home match on January 23rd  against the Ft Loramie Redskins. They defeated the Redskins 2277 to 1694. The high individual scores for the Tigers came from Hannah Niekamp (201, 184), Makenzie Berning (180), and Maggie Hedrick (165). “We had a difficult time in baker play and ended up with some of our lowest scores of the season.  We will
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Versailles varsity teams compete in Pioneer Classic Tournament
Lady Tiger Bowlers 4th at the Pioneer Classic Tournament - On Monday January 18th the Lady Tiger Bowlers went to Lima and competed in the Pioneer Classic Tournament at Westgate Lanes. They were invited to bowl with 16 of Ohio’s best teams at this tournament. The bowlers competed as a team with a format of 3 regular
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Eldora Speedway Named DIRTcar UMP Track of The Year
Commitment to Fans & Competitors at Dirt Late Model Dream, World 100 and UMP Fall Nationals Secure Honor -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (January 22, 2016) – Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, has been awarded DIRTcar UMP Track of the Year for the 2015 season. Since its inception, DIRTcar, then United Midwestern Promoters (UMP), has sanctioned the highly successful Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers, the prestigious World 100
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Hawks fall short in loss to Panthers, By George Starks
UNION CITY- To say Mississinawa Valley coach Tim Barga was upset with the performance of his team would be a major exaggeration. In a very lackluster performance, the Blackhawks couldn’t figure out how to win on a night they should have won big. Shooting a miserable 10 of 18 from the foul line and only five of nine attempts in the
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Bradford defense too much for Lady Hawks, By George Starks
BRADFORD - When the Bradford Lady Railroaders took the floor Thursday against Cross County Conference foe Mississinawa Valley, head coach Patrick McKee was treated to something all coaches would welcome. A near perfect game. Bradford put together four solid quarters of basketball and was able to hit on all cylinders, especially early, dropping a 52-31 loss on the Blackhawks
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Versailles High School Bowlers, Week 9
Varsity Men's Bowling take down the Blackhawks - On January 16th at Speedway Lanes in Minster the Varsity Men's bowling team defeated the Mississinawa Blackhawks scoring 2602 to 2263. "The team came together at the match and all the Tiger bowlers did well. All 8 teammates bowled at least one individual game.  It was great to see each team member show what they had worked on during the week prior at practice," said
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What to do with Marvin? By Mike Stegall
On January 9th, 2016 at 8:15 p.m. , the Cincinnati Bengals may have played their last playoff game for a while.  The NFL is an ever changing landscape with the draft, free agency, retirements, injuries, franchise moves, coaches leaving, and TV contracts.   Every team is affected every year; the Bengals are no exception. They Have 16 free agents this year
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Jets bomb Roaders in conference action, By George Starks
Hyre and Conley lead FM attack - Bradford- Franklin Monroe senior Zach Hyre poured in 25 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked three shots, while his freshman teammate, Ethan Conley added 21 points with 10 boards and two blocked shots Friday as the high flying Jets derailed the Bradford, 66-41 inside The Depot. A great one-two punch for
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Lady Roaders prevail over Franklin Monroe, By George Starks
PITSBURG - The Bradford Lady Railroaders went to 5-9 on the season (3-5 in conference play) Thursday with a 51-40 victory over Franklin Monroe. Heading into the break, Bradford was well in control, holding a 31-16 lead. The second half was a different story as the Jets won both quarters, 14-11 and 10-9. “The first half, we were extremely happy,” said Roaders coach Patrick McKee. “We had
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Versailles Bowlers, Week 8: Lady Tiger Bowlers Defeat Ansonia
January 9th, 2016- The Lady Tiger Bowlers defeated the Ansonia Tigers at Community Lanes in Minster with a score of 2394 to 1823.  Leading the way for the Versailles Tigers with high individual scores were Hannah Niekamp (266, 201), Olivia Bruening (180), Morgan Heitkamp (167), Makenzie Berning (162), and Jamie Brown (157). “The girls are improving each week on their individual games. We have room to improve as a team with our baker game
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Bluebag Media… Kiwanians get a visit from champion Royals
GREENVILLE – “I’ve faced that 95-mile-an-hour fast ball before… I’m just as happy with the DH,” said Tripp Davis, pitcher with the World Champion Kansas City Royals. He told members and guests at Kiwanis of Greenville he likes the designated hitter rules of the American League. Davis is in the Royals farm system and hopes
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Tri-Village remains undefeated in conference play, By George Starks
Speed and experience too much for Arcanum - ARCANUM- When Tri-Village comes to the table to eat, the Patriots don’t talk, they eat and often will devour. Such was the case Friday as the Patriots remained undefeated in the Cross County Conference with a 55-32 victory over Arcanum in a game that wasn’t as close as the score
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Franklin Monroe no match for Arcanum; Trojans bench too much for Jets, By George Starks
ARCANUM-With only seven players in uniform and 6-1 junior Hannah Eley on crutches, the Franklin Monroe Lady Jets were over matched as Arcanum dumped a 64-21 loss on its backyard rivals from Pitsburg. With Arcanum trailing 6-4 and 4:16 left in the opening quarter, the Lady Trojans went on an 8-2 run to close out the half with a 14-6 advantage. In the second stanza, it was the Trojan
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Versailles Bowling Update, Weeks 6 & 7
Lady Tiger Bowlers Impressive over the Holidays - The Lady Tigers rolled into Coldwater, OH on December 26th to bowl against the Russia Raiders and came home with a win scoring 2349 to Russia’s 2034.  The oil patterns at Coldwater typically are more challenging and the ladies were better prepared at this match then they were the first time they traveled there; this reflected in their scores.  Leading the way
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Versailles gets big win over Loramie, By George Starks
Tigers growl too much for Redskins - VERSAILLES- After falling in the championship game of the Versailles Holiday Tournament a week ago, The Tigers bounced back in a huge way. On the strength of a 30 point performance from sophomore Justin Ahrens and 13 from senior Jared Niekamp, Versailles crushed Ft. Loramie Tuesday, 70-46
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FM bounces back against Trojans; Jets play with pride and passion in win over Arcanum, By George Starks -- PITSBURG -- In what many considered a lack luster performance by Franklin Monroe in the opening round of the Jet tournament (due to the passing of the Nestor children), FM came back in a huge way Thursday in the consolation game against Arcanum. Arcanum dumped in 15 three pointers against the Jets Thursday (two off the record set by Versailles in 2003) but despite... read more
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MV plays tough against Brookville in title game, By George Starks
Hawks fall short in the end of Jet Tourney - Pitsburg- Long before the start of the championship game between Mississinawa Valley and Brookville Thursday in the Jet Holiday Tournament, Hawks coach Tim Barga was a little concerned about his team. “We’ve not put to good games back to back this season,” Barga stated. On opening
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Versailles falls in final seconds of regulation, By George Starks
Tigers lose last tournament game - VERSAILLES- No team ever wants to lose its own holiday tournament. In the case of the Versailles Tigers, it was destiny that awaited in the end. The fifth annual Versailles Holiday Tournament will be the last for the Darke County school and it ended in a 69-66 loss to Chaminade- Julienne. To add
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Versailles takes Anna in overtime, By George Starks
Versailles- It’s no secret the name of Ahrens has become synonymous with Versailles basketball. For four years, it was Kyle Ahrens that was wreaking havoc on the opposition. Last year, little brother Justin surfaced as a freshman with his twin brother, A.J., lurking in the shadows at the junior varsity level. Now, Kyle is a freshman
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Versailles rolls over Urbana, By George Starks
Ahrens leads the way - VERSAILLES- He’s as cool as the other side of the pillow. That describes Versailles sophomore Justin Ahrens. Ahrens poured in a game high 34 points Wednesday night, including five treys, as Versailles rolled to a 67-54 victory over Urbana. “When we went to the locker room after the game, I thanked the guys for the early Christmas
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Ansonia hangs on for second win of season, By George Starks
Tigers upend Arcanum - ANSONIA- It was just over a month ago when Mississinawa Valley head coach Tim Barga said, “I’m glad we’re playing them now. I wouldn’t want to play them later in the season.” On that night, the Blackhawks pounded Ansonia by a large margin, 56-29 at Ansonia. Last Friday, the Tigers got their first win of the season by
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Versailles HS Bowling Results, Week 5; Lady Bowlers Soar past the Blackhawks
At their first home match of the season the Lady Tiger Bowlers defeated Mississinawa Valley 2442 to 1962.   “It is always fun to bowl at home and see those in our community come out to support our team,” said Coach Phlipot. “The girls came out to win and they ended up getting their highest score of the season.” Individual bowlers who rolled high games included Morgan Heitkamp (205), Hannah Niekamp (190, 172), Maggie Hedrick (175)
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Bethel escapes with tight conference win over Arcanum, By George Starks
Last second shot misses its mark for Trojans - ARCANUM- It was the type of game most every basketball player dreams of. They practice it in the back yards and at the playgrounds as kids. Three…two…one and the shot is released. SWOOSH! For a brief moment in the mind, they hit that buzzer beater and are the hero of the game. In real life, it’s all real
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Versailles bowlers on a roll; Tiger Bowlers Add a Victory
The High School boy’s bowling team traveled to New Bremen, OH to bowl against the Marion Local Flyers in conference competition on December 12th. They came back to Versailles with an impressive win scoring 2,516 to Marion’s 2,014. Leading the way for the Tigers were Alex Groff (245, 181), Kyle Cotner (198), Jacob Wening (180), and Brandon Bradley (181).  The team also bowled well during the baker games but there was room for improvement
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Jets survive huge scare from Ansonia, By George Starks
FM wins on homecoming night - PITSBURG- Before the start of the Franklin Monroe homecoming game with Ansonia, Jets coach Troy Myers admitted he was concerned about the Tigers. Myers had every reason to be worried. It was a year ago that Ansonia came into The Hangar and upended the Jets in the annual Holiday Tournament and the
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DSWCD… More than 73,000 Deer Checked during Ohio's Weeklong Gun Hunting Season  
COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters checked 73,399 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2015 deer-gun hunting season, Nov. 30-Dec. 6, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). This represents a significant increase over last year’s harvest of 65,484 deer. During the 2013 deer-gun season, 75,408 deer were checked. To date, for the 2015 deer hunting seasons, hunters have checked 152,554 deer. Last year at this same time
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Arcanum improves with win over Trail; Lady Trojans now 4-3 on season, By George Starks
ARCANUM- It might not be the most impressive victory Arcanum head coach Matt Grote will see this season but it was a well-earned win. Arcanum senior Rebecca Deao dropped in 15 points and pulled down 10 boards Thursday as the Lady Trojans posted a 56-39 Cross County Conference victory over National Trail. Arcanum jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead at the 4:13 mark of the opening frame
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Eldora Speedway… $100,000 Bonus For Driver Who Sweeps Four Crown Nationals
$25,000 To Driver Who Wins Any Three Events -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (December 9, 2015) – Eldora Speedway has always awarded big money and the 35th Four-Crown Nationals are not any different as track officials announced today that a $100,000 bonus will be awarded to the driver who wins all four races in the historic event. For the first time since 2007, the Four Crown will have
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Eldora drops use of the name, Mud Summer Classic
ROSSBURG, Ohio (December 3, 2015) – Eldora Speedway and Major League Baseball Properties, Inc., have reached an agreement ending Eldora’s use of “Mudsummer Classic” and “Mud Summer Classic” as the name of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event. The fourth edition of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race is set for Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The NASCAR public on sale date for all new tickets is Monday, December 14, 2015
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Ansonia no match for visiting Blackhawks, By George Starks
Geesy a workhorse for MV - ANSONIA- When Mississinawa Valley and Ansonia hook up in any sport, it usually becomes a battle. Friday was not the case. With both teams coming in to the Cross County Conference opener fresh off losses (M-V a 61-47 loss to Union City and Ansonia losing to Bradford, 55-44), the tale of the tape
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Cardinals fly high in win over Versailles, By George Starks
VERSAILLES - It wasn’t exactly Versailles Lady Tiger basketball. In fact, it was far from it. When New Bremen rolled into Versailles High School Thursday, the Cardinals brought some lumber that the Lady Tigers weren’t used to seeing. They brought a truckload and used every piece. What started out to be a tight game, turned in to anything but tight. With Versailles holding a slim 18-17 lead
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OHSAA Announces Strategic Partnership with StatzHub
Partnership Projects to Generate Significant Dollars for Member Schools through Innovative Technology Platform while Promoting Teams and Athletes -- COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) has announced a formal partnership with StatzHub, a Cincinnati-based digital technology company that offers subscriptions to their original and aggregated sports content. “The partnership with StatzHub aligns
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OHSAA Football State Championships Schedule and Notes
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The OHSAA football state championships return to Ohio Stadium this week with seven title games in the ‘Shoe. From the 715 teams that began the season, now 14 have the opportunity to play one more game, which will be for a state championship. State Championships Schedule. Home team listed first. Pairings are shown with overall records
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FM Volleyball Team named Premier Health Sports Medicine Team of the Month
Dayton, OH –November 25, 2015 – The Franklin Monroe Varsity Volleyball Team has been named the Premier Health Sports Medicine Team of the Month for October 2015. Franklin Monroe Varsity Volleyball greatly improved as a team from the 2014 season finshing with a record of 11-1 in the Cross County Conference (CCC) and 19-4
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A night to remember for Patriot Nation, By George Starks
NEW MADISON- Saturday night before the start of the game between Southeastern and Tri-Village, the 2015 state champions were honored. And fittingly so. It’s not every year a team of that caliber comes along. In fact, it’s very rare. The 2015 Patriots not only won the D-IV state title but went 30-0 in the process. The last time a boys team won state
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Versailles Boys & Girls Bowling roundup, Weeks 2 & 3; High School Boys Bowlers Improve to 2-1
The boys High School bowling team traveled to Coldwater, OH on November 21 to bowl against the Wapakoneta Redskins. “Wapakoneta is a defending state champion team with 6 returning bowlers so we knew it would be a tough match,” said Coach Phlipot. The Tigers came home with their first season loss 2847 to 2386. High game bowlers this week were Brody Hyre (199), Alex Groff (191), Kyle Cotner (179), and Jacob
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Eldora’s Historic 63rd Season Announced
Season Opens Up April 16; First Standalone Thursday Race Since 1999; Kings Royal Expands To Three Days - ROSSBURG, Ohio (November 24, 2015) – Eldora Speedway’s 63rd season will have a few notable additions, while maintaining the long-standing race traditions that have made the half-mile clay oval so historic since opening
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Patriots open season with overtime win, By George Starks
Southeastern nearly pulls off a win - NEW MADISON- With 4.2 seconds left on the clock in overtime, Tri-Village senior Tyler VanWinkle stood at the foul line looking to shoot a pair. The Patriots held a slim 64-62 lead over Southeastern and VanWinkle had a chance to put the season opener on ice. After dropping the first one, the senior took a deep breath
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OHSAA Football State Championships Ticket Update
Finals return to Ohio Stadium December 3, 4 and 5, with two types of all-session tickets available -- COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association football state championships in Ohio Stadium are just over a week away and fans have two options for all-session tickets. In addition, single-session tickets go on sale this Sunday, Nov. 29. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.com (search OHSAA) or at the box office
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Lady Patriots roll MV in CCC opener, By George Starks
NEW MADISON- Fresh off a 65-59 win Saturday at Northeastern Wayne in Indiana (65-59), Mississinawa Valley looked to make it two in a row. Tri-Village, 2-0 overall and fresh off a hard fought win over Arcanum in the Burkett, 42-36, had other plans for its Cross County Conference opener. Give the nod to the Lady Patriots in a huge way. Tri-Village went to 3-0 (1-0 CCC) Tuesday posting
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Eldora Championship Banquet Set For January 23
Westfall, Stemler, Trent to Be Crowned Eldora Champions; Schlenk Earns Sunoco American Late Model Series Championship - ROSSBURG, Ohio (November 23, 2015) – The Eldora Speedway Championship Banquet is set for Saturday, January 23, 2016 in the Eldora Speedway Ballroom in Rossburg, Ohio. Doors open at 5 p.m. (EST), with
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A-Lady Tigers edge FM in Burkett consolation; Moore falls short in FM debut, By George Starks
NEW MADISON- When it comes to the annual Bill Burkett Tournament, it seems like Ansonia coach Jim Bolin just can’t get over the hump. In the 28 years the tournament has been contested, Ansonia has never won it, despite a 57 point, two night scoring performance by Lindsey Bennett in 1991. The 28th tournament was no different. After giving Arcanum all it could handle Friday in a 47-33 loss
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Patriots win annual Bill Burkett, By George Starks
Downing named MVP - NEW MADISON- For the sixth consecutive year, the Tri-Village Lady Patriots reigned supreme in the annual Bill Burkett Girls Basketball Tournament. It was the seventh time in eight years the Patriots took the title and the 16th time in 28 seasons. It was Franklin Monroe, led by Monica Heckman that took home the
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2015 Patriots to be honored
NEW MADISON- Tri-Village athletic director, Brad Gray announced Monday in a press release, that the 2015 State Champion basketball team will be recognized in the Patriots home opener on Saturday, November 28. The team and the state championship
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Versailles Bowling, Week 1… Varsity Boys Bowling gets first win of the season
The Varsity Boys Bowling team bowled against Ottawa Glandorf on November 14th at Community Lanes in Minster. The boys started off on fire in their first match of the year winning the first individual games with a total score of 904-785 and the second 958-748.  High individual games were rolled by Alex Groff 246-224, Brody Hyre 184, Jacob Wenning 202, and Luke Shellhaas 198. “It was great to come out strong and have such a big lead
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Versailles Bowling teams kick off season
Boys Bowling Team Kicks off the Season - The Versailles Boys Bowling team kicked off the season on November 7, 2015 in Minster, OH at the WOHBC Conference Kick Off Tournament. The Tigers presented with 9 bowlers at the tournament. After 2 individual games there was a cut to the top 46 bowlers including 4 Tiger Bowlers: Kyle Cotner in 2nd place, Alex Groff, Brody Hyre, and Jacob Wening. These bowlers
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Versailles Boys & Girls Bowling Preview
Boys Bowling Team Looking Striving For A Great Year… The Tigers are looking forward to another great season under new head coach Tyler Phlipot. The boys went to the State tournament the last two years and the goals are set high again for this season. There are 10 boys bowling this year with 5 to dress Varsity and the rest JV. They all have been working hard in practice getting ready for the season
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Big night for Wave football on senior night; Matt Light awards Greenville big money, By George Starks -- GREENVILLE- Greenville football received a big boost from Matt Light on behalf of the Bill Bellichick Foundation Friday night at Harmon Field. Light, a Greenville alumni and three time Super Bowl Champion with the New England Patriots made a $10,000 presentation to Greenville Athletic Director, Randy Swisher, Superintendent of Schools, Doug Fries and High School Principal Jeff Cassel... read more
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Eldora Speedway… Ticket and Campsite Renewal Process Begins for 2016
Patrons Meeting 11:59 p.m. (EST) Deadline on Sunday, Nov 22, 2015 Receive ‘Add and Exchange’ Opportunity -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (October 29, 2015) – For competitors, the Eldora Speedway season has taken the final checkered flag but loyal race fans are taking the green flag to renew their tickets and campsites to the 2016 Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal and World 100 Weekends
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Greenville tops Sidney on senior night, By George Starks
Wave will retain Little Brown Jug - GREENVILLE- It hasn’t exactly been a stellar year for Wave football. Greenville has experienced more downs than ups in 2015 but Friday was one of the up nights for the Wave. Greenville sent its seniors out on a high note, squeaking out a 13-12 victory over the visiting Sidney Yellow Jackets in a game that had
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Arcanum rolls over MV on senior night, By George Starks
Hawks prove no match for Trojans - ARCANUM- When it came to things going right for Mississinawa Valley Friday at Arcanum, it all really stopped after the coin toss. The visiting Blackhawks won that aspect of the game. About the only other thing that went in the Hawks favor was a third quarter touchdown run of 66 yards by senior
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Hawks wings clipped by aggressive Ansonia team, By George Starks
UNION CITY- Pink night at Mississinawa Valley wasn’t quite as rosy as head coach Patrick Baker or the Hawk faithful had hoped it would be. When it comes to big rivalry games in Darke County, there is none bigger than Ansonia and Mississinawa Valley. Friday, the Tigers traveled west to take on the Blackhawks and it was the Tigers doing
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Jets topple Bradford on the road, By George Starks
Arcanum next for FM - BRADFORD- Bradford coach Maddie Armstrong, wanted to send her three seniors out on a winning note Tuesday and celebrate a successful senior night. Franklin Monroe had a totally different agenda. With a 17-3 mark and one loss in the conference and a showdown set with Arcanum tonight, the Jets could
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Weekend Results at Eldora Speedway
October 11, 2015 -- Saturday Night Results: Kemenah Slips Past Blaney To Score All Star Circuit of Champions Win at Eldora; Ruhl Wins NRA Sprint Invaders while Ballou Scores Victory in BOSS Sprint Cars in Eldora Season Finale -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (October 10, 2015) – Chad Kemenah moved back past Dale Blaney on lap 21 to score a big victory in the All Star Circuit of Champions season finale at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio
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Greenville homecoming ends in a losing effort, By George Starks
Piqua too hot to handle for Wave - GREENVILLE- The 2015 Greenville homecoming game will be well remembered by many and would like to be forgotten by many more. Piqua will remember it as the night it ruined the Greenville homecoming. The only thing Wave fans will remember is a 48-14 loss. Piqua’s Darien Tipps-Clemons sliced
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Hawkins Wins In Eldora DIRTcar Fall Nationals; Controversial Contact Leaves Stickler Angry and In the Mud
ROSSBURG, Ohio (October 4, 2015) – Jacob Hawkins drove his car beneath Kyle Stickler’s machine battling for the lead and the $5,000 payday in Sunday’s rain-delayed DIRTcar Fall Nationals by Allstar Performance at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. Coming off turn four with 11 laps to go Hawkins car bumped Strickler’s machine which caused Stickler to spin out on the mainstretch and be done for the afternoon. Hawkins, from Fairmont
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Lady Hawks prevail on pink night; MV takes Bradford in five, By George Starks
UNION CITY- Pink night at Mississinawa Valley had Bradford seeing red in the end. Trailing 2-0, Mississinawa Valley bounced back to win three straight sets, sending the Lady Railroaders home scratching their heads. After losing the opening sets, 18-25 and 29-31, the Hawks found new life, winning the last three 25-19, 25-10 and 15-7. With the light switch on and their backs against the
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Arcanum dominates Trail on homecoming night, By George Starks
Trojans earn first victory of the season - ARCANUM- It’s been a disappointing year for the Arcanum Trojans in 2015. With nine returning seniors, led by quarterback Daniel O’Donnell, the Trojans were primed to have a stellar year and a possible shot at the post season. With five games in the books (before Friday), Arcanum came in to game six
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OHSAA Releases Weekly Football Computer Ratings; Second half of the regular-season begins as teams enter Week 6 -- COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association released its weekly football computer ratings on Tuesday, Sept. 29. The weekly computer ratings are released every Tuesday afternoon beginning after the fourth week of the season, leading up to the final report on Sunday morning, Nov. 1. The top 20 schools in the two Division I regions are shown below, while the top 12 schools in each region of Divisions II through VII... read more
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Lady Patriots outlasts Bradford in CCC clash, By George Starks
BRADFORD- Coming in with a 4-12 mark, the Bradford Lady Railroaders wanted to improve that mark by one game for first year head coach Maddie Armstrong. On the other side of the court stood Tri-Village and its first year coach Eric Burkhart. With both teams having subpar seasons, Burkhart was looking for his first win in the Cross County Conference. Give the nod to the Patriots
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Nascar.com… Stewart to retire from Sprint Cup Series after 2016; Deep down, you know when it’s time, By Holly Cain -- Three-time premier series champion Tony Stewart smiled and conceded it was a "formality at this point" in announcing Wednesday afternoon that he would step away from full-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition following the 2016 season. "It was a choice that is 100 percent mine, no pressure from anybody," Stewart said of his decision not to compete full-time anymore... read more
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Michigan State's Ahrens Could Become A Pivotal Role Player This Season
The Michigan State Spartans are primed to showcase what could be a stellar follow-up season to last year's surprise run. With do-it-all senior Denzel Valentine leading the way along with senior Matt Costello, sophomores Lourawls Nair Jr. and Marvin Clark Jr., West Virginia transfer Eron Harris and two top-100 freshmen, the Spartans are
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Patriots make three straight with win over Covington, By George Starks
NEW MADISON- Tri-Village junior quarterback Johnny Wilson ran wild against Covington Saturday as the Patriots rolled to a convincing 49-12 win over the Buccs. It was believed by many that Covington would be a stiff test for Tri-Village but the upstart Patriots were ready to do what was needed against their Cross County Conference (CCC) rivals. Year in and year out, Covington has been
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The Weekend at Eldora Speedway
Saturday Night: Bell Scores USAC Midget and Silver Crown Wins; Meseraull Comes Up Victorious in Sprint Cars… Big Crowd Watches Four Crown Nationals; Bell Also Won NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race in July at Eldora -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 26, 2015) – Christopher Bell may be only 20 years old, but he looked like a long time veteran in winning the USAC Midget and Silver Crown races as part of the Four Crown
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Versailles can’t defend turf against Minster, By George Starks
Tigers prove to be their biggest enemy - VERSAILLES- Coming in to his game with Minster, Versailles coach Adam Miller had faced the Wildcats four times, twice a year ago. In all four of those meetings, Miller lost to them. The fifth meeting would prove to be no different and to make matters worse, it was homecoming for the Tigers
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Eldora Speedway… Tickets Available for USAC Silver Crown, Sprints & Midgets on Saturday
ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 23, 2015) – If you like open wheel racing, this is your weekend at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The 34th Four-Crown Nationals are set for September 25 and 26 at the half-mile dirt track. Friday night, the World of Outlaws (WoO) Sprint Cars took to the track along with the UMP Modified division. Saturday will see the United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown, Sprint Car and Midget Cars national tours join
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MAC dominates in the small school sector; Five schools make their marks, By George Starks
With four football games in the 2015 record books, only one Darke County team has cracked the top eight. The 3-1 Versailles Tigers are ranked eighth in Ohio in the first poll of the season. Versailles (Divison V, Region 18) has fell only to the 4-0 Germantown Valley View Spartans. Valley View came in ranked fourth, Region 14 in D-IV. To no ones surprise, Coldwater, Marion Local and Minster
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Friends of Harmon Field Kickoff
Friday, September 25, 2015 -- “Friends of Harmon Field” would like to announce the kickoff of a fundraising campaign to build a new Harmon Field Athletic Complex.  Friends of Harmon Field is a task force of loyal, passionate Harmon Field supporters comprised of coaches, school administrators, faculty, alumni, local businesses and industry, and parents who want to recognize
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MSN Sports… Texas football players who hit official say they were doing what they were told, USA Today Sports -- The two players who have gained national attention for blindsiding a high school football official in Texas apologized for the incident but say they were doing what an assistant coach told them to do. Michael Moreno and Victor Rojas, from John Jay High in San Antonio, also both say they heard umpire Robert Watts used the ‘n-word” in reference to an African-American teammate and Rojas said Watts made a derogatory remark to a Latino player... read more
OHSAA Foundation to Host Student Leadership Conference
The Ohio State University Student Union will welcome 1,500 students from OHSAA member schools - COLUMBUS, Ohio – The nation’s largest student leadership conference returns to the Ohio Union at The Ohio State University on October 6 when a capacity crowd of 1,500 students from around Ohio will gather for the annual Ohio High School Athletic Association Foundation Student Leadership Conference. The 2015
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South Panthers tame Ansonia in conference battle, By George Starks
Tigers roar silenced early - ANSONIA- It was a very humbled Eugene Hoening Friday after his Ansonia Tigers fell to Twin Valley South Friday, 34-14, in Cross County Conference action. “First of all I want to congratulate Twin Valley South,” said the long time Tigers coach. “They have some athletes and they were able to feature their
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Big win sparks enthusiasm at Tri-Village, By George Starks
NEW MADISON- A two week layoff didn’t seem to bother the Tri-Village football team Saturday against Northridge. In fact, it seemed to fire a young group of Patriots up as Tri-Village thumped the Polar Bears, 55-12. Sophomore running back Jerrod Buckley score four touchdowns, three rushing and another on a 45 yard pick six for the
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DCSA Fall Skills Academy
What: DCSA Fall Skills Academy… When: Sundays starting September 27th and running every Sunday through October 25th… Where: North Park Soccer Fields… Ages: 3 to 8 year olds will be held from 5 to 6PM; 9 to 14 year olds will be held from 6 to 7PM… Cost: FREE There is no registration needed.  The Skills Academy is open for all participants.  Encourage participants to show up
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Versailles takes Delphos in MAC opener, By George Starks
Tigers able to overcome mistakes - VERSAILLES- It was just over a week ago, the issue for the varsity football teams wasn’t the game but the weather. With severe weather and lightening backing things up to Saturday, the Versailles Tigers traveled to Germantown to battle Valley View. On a very hot Saturday morning, the Tigers
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Patriots start strong, finish weak against Bees, By George Starks
NEW MADISON- Coming in with a 1-6 record, Tri-Village was looking to put its second win on the board Thursday against Bethel. The Lady Bees had other plans. The Patriots started off like a ball of fire, dropping a 25-9 bomb on Bethel in the opening set as the Bees looked like they had seen a can of Raid. After that, no one knew where the Patriots went but they weren’t at The Battleground
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Eldora Speedway 45th World 100
Nearly 100 Entrants From Three Countries and 23 States -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 9, 2015) – It’s the most prestigious race at Eldora Speedway.  The late Earl Baltes started the World 100 in 1971 and guaranteed an astonishing $4,000 to the winner. He then promised to add $1,000 to the winner’s share for each year the race was run. It’s hard to imagine that Earl ever would have thought that the purse would be over $315,000. A total
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Lady Jets dominate TCN Panthers, By George Starks
FM goes to 2-0 in CCC - PITSBURG- It was obvious right from the opening serve between Franklin Monroe and Tri-County North (TCN) that the Jets were the more dominate team. Just how dominate was anyone’s guess. When the final whistle blew, Franklin Monroe had rolled to a three set victory, 25-7, 25-15 and 25-6. It was a night
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Moyer wins Late Model Race At Eighth Annual Baltes Classic
Douglas Wins Stock Car Race, Trent Wins Stock Car Championship; Taylor Wins UMP Modified Race -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 6, 2015) – Six-time World 100 winner Billy Moyer held off Jimmy Mars to win the 25-lap Late Model race in the eighth annual Baltes Classic at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.  Moyer, from Batesville, Arkansas, was recorded as the leader for all 25 laps while choosing to run the lightning fast cushion
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Skyhawks trip Wave in close battle, By George Starks
GREENVILLE- It only took one goal scored to decide the outcome. With 37:23 remaining, that lone goal was scored by Fairborn senior, Adam Knaub. On a breakout, Knaub shot the ball past a diving A.J. Frens as Fairborn posted a 1-0 victory over Greenville in boys soccer Thursday at Harmon Field. “It was a really great game,” said Wave coach Brent Devoss after the game. “The boys showed
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New Campsites, Roadway Upgrades Improve Camping Experience At Eldora Speedway-- Gravel Roads Added to Eldora Village and Northside Camp and Park For World 100; 350 New Campsites Also Included -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (August 25, 2015) – Improved roadways and 350 new campsites have been added to Eldora Village in time for the 45th World 100 on September 10-11-12 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio. The gravel roads... read more
Baltes Classic Kicks Off Busy Week At Eldora
Sunoco American Late Model Series, DIRTcar UMP Modifieds and Stock Cars; $15 for Adults, $3 for 12 and Under -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 2, 2015) – The eighth annual Baltes Classic will be conducted on Sunday, September 6 as Eldora Speedway kicks off one of its busiest weeks of the year.  The racing, which takes place the night before Labor Day, will feature the Sunoco American Late Model Series, the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds
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Rader Takes Double Win, By Dylan Knoop
Fair Ends With a Bang - GREENVILLE- You should always expect the unexpected, especially in a demolition derby. Smash It Demolition Derby was back again to entertain the crowd Saturday night at the 2015 Great Darke County Fair.  With over 100 entries spread across 7 classes, from the kids and the power wheels
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Bluebag Media… New cheer squad open to Darke County youth
GREENVILLE – A new team at the Darke County Fair Cheerleading Competition is the Darke County Elite. They aren’t tied to a single school; in fact the participants come from all over the county. “We saw a niche,” said Cari Plessinger. She and her husband, Bill, own the 5678 Dance Studio on North Broadway in Greenville. “We now have 23 girls, grades Kindergarten through six
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Patriots look good in inaugural football game; History made in Patriot Nation, By George Starks
NEW MADISON- It was not unusual to see junior Charlie Bailey riding his bicycle from Wilt Road to Tri-Village High School in the early morning hours. The reason… he was going to football practice. Dedicated to playing the game, Bailey wanted nothing more than to be a part of something that took 43 years to materialize. Saturday night, the big number 60 sprinted onto the field at Tri-Village
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Palmer big winner in two day pulling event, By Dylan Knoop
Greenville- Once again, the Palmer family ruled supreme at the annual NTPA Truck and Tractor Pulls at the 2015 Great Darke County Fair. Tuesday, Mike Palmer was the first out of the gate with the Red Avenger in the 8,500 pound Light Pro Stock Tractors with a pull of 309.015 feet. Wednesday, it was the elder statesman, Tim Palmer that did the pulling. Tim, was the first hook
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Bluebag Media… Bradford’s Kelly Moore is fair cheer Grand Champion
GREENVILLE – Bradford senior Kelly Moore was talking about her First Place win in the high school individual category at the Darke County Fair Cheerleading Competition when she asked to be excused for a minute… she had just won the Competition Grand Champion and had to pick up her trophy. She returned with a smile. Proud mom Jenny hugged her daughter; Kelly fought back
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