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Trojans earn first victory of the season, By George Starks
Arcanum too much for South Panthers - ARCANUM- It all boiled down to some very simple math. If the Arcanum Trojans lose in the fifth game of the season, then another 5-5 season was on the horizon for the third straight year. A win, and a winning season was a possibility. Coming in against a 2-2 Twin Valley South team, Arcanum was... read more
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Eldora Speedway… USAC Sprints, Midget at Eldora Saturday
(Courtesy USAC Racing PR) USAC SPRINTS HEAD TO ELDORA FOR SATURDAY’S 4-CROWN NATIONALS - Saturday night’s 35th “4-Crown Nationals” brings all three of USAC’s National divisions to Rossburg, Ohio’s half-mile Eldora Speedway for one night and, as usual, the one thing that is predictable in the AMSOIL National Sprint... read more
Clayton Murphy… Welcome Home Celebration
On Friday, September 30th the Tri-Village Local School District in conjunction with New Madison, Hollansburg and Palestine communities will celebrate and welcome home 2016 XXXI Summer Olympic 800 meters Bronze Medalist Clayton Murphy.  The evening's festivities will begin with a community parade starting at 6:00 P.M. in New Madison escorting Clayton down Main Street.  Following the parade, the recognition ceremony will take place at the Football Stadium prior to kickoff at approximately 7:00 P.M.  After the ceremony, there will be a meet and greet with Clayton where he will be available for pictures and autographs.
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Patriots defense shines in big win, By George Starks
T-V even at 2-2 on season - NEW MADISON- In front of a huge crowd, the Tri-Village Patriots made a huge statement, especially on defense. With both teams coming in with identical 1-2 marks, it was the Patriots that went to 2-2 in a 34-0 drubbing of Riverview Friday. “It’s nice to get a win after two big losses,” said Patriots coach Jason... read more
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Eldora Speedway… Donation Information For Family Of Shane Unger
ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 14, 2016) – Official donation information for the family of Dirt Late Model driver Shane Unger, who passed away Saturday night from injuries suffered in a multi-car accident, is now available. Race fans from across the country have been requesting how they can offer the family financial assistance during this... read more
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Franklin Monroe remains undefeated in boys soccer, By George Starks
Freshman scores both goals for Jets - PITSBURG- If you last name is Diceanu and Danny is your dad, then soccer is in your blood. If you don’t play soccer at Franklin Monroe for your dad, then you may not be playing any sports there at all. Not only did Franklin Monroe top Newton, 2-0, Tuesday in Cross County Conference play but it was freshman... read more
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Lady Jets fall in key conference game, By George Starks
PITSBURG- Coming into its game with Newton Tuesday, Franklin Monroe may had had one of its worst outings of the season. It’s no secret that to win the Cross County Conference in soccer, one loss in the conference could be devastating. That devastation could have come at the hands of the Indians. Rachel Kirk scored the first... read more
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Driver Dies From Injuries Sustained in Crash at Eldora Speedway
ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 10, 2016) – Dirt Late Model racer Shane Unger died Saturdaynight at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater, Ohio, where he was transported following a multi-car crash at Eldora Speedway. Unger, of Rossburg, Ohio, was 35 years old. During a late restart in the second heat race at the World 100, Unger was... read more
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Wave falls to Xenia in soccer, By George Starks
Winning streak ends  - GREENVILLE- “These kids are fast. This will be a good test for us.” Those were the words of Greenville boys soccer coach Mark Coppess Tuesday before the start of the game between the Wave and Xenia. After falling in the season opener to Newton, the Wave had reeled off four straight wins with the most recent... read more
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Greenville pops Fairborn 5-0. By George Starks
Lady Wave move to 9-1 on the season - GREENVILLE- With only one senior on the varsity squad, the Greenville Lady Wave tennis team is making a very strong statement. Coming in with an 8-1 seasonal record, the young Wave topped a senior heavy Fairborn team, 5-0. “We played very well tonight,” said Wave coach Jim Koontz. “Everyone... read more
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Eldora Speedway… Robinson, Ruhlman & Woodard Claim Baltes Classic Honors
Large Holiday Crowd Witnessed 131 Racers And Spectacular Fireworks To Kickoff World 100 Week - ROSSBURG, Ohio (September 4, 2016) – Battling a soft brake pedal, Bloomington, Indiana’s Kent Robinson fended off a furious charge by six-time World 100 champion Billy Moyer and Richmond, Indiana’s Duane Chamberlain to win Sunday... read more
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Versailles falls at home to Germantown Valley View, By George Starks
Tigers will look toward Anna in week three - VERSAILLES- Coming off a win a week ago at Celina, the Versailles Tigers looked to make it two straight Friday. This time, the Tigers were looking to defend their home turf against Valley View. In the past, the two teams would often wage a battle that might go down to the final second. Friday, that... read more
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Did I create a monster? By George Starks
Ever since my grandson was old enough to go with me to sporting events, I watched him do some things I never thought he would do. At the age of five, he went to his very first game with me. It was a Friday night basketball game at Union City (Ind.). Granted, he was intrigued with everything and soaked it all in. It wasn’t long after that, we went to some baseball and softball. Then came... read more
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Arcanum takes first conference win of 2016, By George Starks
FM gives gallant effort - ARCANUM- After a third place finish in the county volleyball tournament, Arcanum faced Franklin Monroe in the first Cross County Conference match of the season. The Lady Trojans won the match in three sets but it wasn’t easy. After taking the opening two sets by identical scores of 25-17, the third set was more of a struggle... read more
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Tri-Village gets historic football victory, By George Starks
Patriots run past Broncos - NEW MADISON- The Tri-Village football Patriots may have had to wait a few more hours to record history but the wait was well worth it. With lightening forcing the powers in Patriot Nation to pull the plug Friday night, the game was played Saturday morning. When the final second had ticked off the game clock, the... read more
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Parshall’s and Memorials contested Thursday, By George Starks
Horses flirt with track records - GREENVILLE- Just like some rules, records were made to be broken. With all the rain that had been dumped on the track at the Great Darke County Fair Wednesday, a fast track was a part of some fast times. With 18 races on the card, the track record for the pace (1:52.4) set by My Kind A Chip in the Reigle Memorial... read more
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It finally happened, By George Starks
GREENVILLE- One of the tasks I’m faced with every year at the Darke County Fair is the annual cheer competition. It’s always nice to see Velma Campbell and have a few minutes to chat with her. We all have our favorite things to watch in this competition. Mine is always the dance routines. Every year, I try to get an interview with the school that shines during the day... read more
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Darke County takes top honors in Cheer Competition
The first day of the fair was a good day for Darke County Cheer teams. Greenville won top honors for Varsity Cheer, Grand Champion and Spirit. Greenville’s Pee Wee Cheer took third place its second year of competition. Ansonia took Pee Wee Dance and Pee Wee Cheer, while Mississinawa Valley took Junior High Dance and Varsity... read more
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Great Darke County Fair… Saturday Horse Results, By George Starks
The horses took to the track again Saturday as two sessions brought out the best in all involved. Saturday’s day session featured 13 contested races while the evening session brought the drivers out 16 times. Greenville's Christopher Hope picked up his first win of the Great Darke Fair in the seventh race of the afternoon session. Hope... read more
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Eldora Speedway… Record $389,800 Purse Posted for 46th Annual World 100
ROSSBURG, Ohio (August 18, 2016) – With the posting of the Official Entry Form, Dirt Late Model teams from around the world can now officially begin their annual journey to Darke County and Rossburg, Ohio in hopes of capturing the most-coveted prize in the sport – the famed globe trophy – that will accompany the winner’s check for $49,000... read more
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Darke County Fair… Teaching the Little Ones Life Lessons, By Bob Robinson
I’ve been covering the Great Darke County Fair Cheerleading Competition for more than six years. In the beginning I mostly ran into my Post Secondary Edison students in their high school varsity competitions… this year was a little different. As in “little ones” different. “Mr. Robinson!” Three of my Greenville Pee Wee cheer kids from Woodland and summer tutoring ran up for their hugs... read more
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Nisonger starts fair off with a bang, By George Starks
GREENVILLE- Greenville’s own, Jeff Nisonger, picked up right where he left off a year ago. Nisonger, who is notorious for making the Darke County Fair his own, got the 2016 fair off with a bang Friday, scoring four wins in the opening harness race session. Nisonger lit things up right off the bat in the very first race of the nine day fair. Starting in the fourth position behind Myell’s Rockstar... read more
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Darke County Fair… Little ones shine at annual fair cheer competition, By George Starks
GREENVILLE- They are the youngest of the bunch at the annual Darke County Fair cheer competition. The little ones from Greenville didn’t win top honors in their division, but they may show the most heart of them all. Trying to get them to talk to a voice recorder is next to impossible but they do their talking on the cheering mat in front... read more
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Murphy grabs bronze in 800 meters in Rio; Huge crowd gathers at TVHS to watch historic race, By George Starks -- NEW MADISON -- With the American flag draped over his shoulders, Tri-Village graduate, Clayton Murphy did what most can only dream of doing. Starting in Lane 1, Murphy had aspirations of winning gold in the 800 meters in the 2016 Olympics Monday. Murphy was able to grab a third place finish, bringing home the bronze, giving the USA its first medal in the event in 24 years... read more
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Edison State Community College… Three students commit to play baseball at Edison
Jose Adorno, of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, has signed a national letter of intent to play baseball at Edison State Community College beginning in the fall of 2016. Adorno was part of the Carlos Beltran Baseball Academy where he was an outfielder. He will pursue a degree in Criminal Justice while attending Edison State. Andrew Collins, of... read more
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Versailles grad comes home to help inspire kids, By George Starks
BRADFORD- A 2004 graduate of Versailles, Petty Officer Second Class Kenneth Schilling (USN), is currently stationed at the recruiting station in Piqua, Ohio. When in uniform, Schilling holds the rank of E-5 and is an Aviation Ordnance Specialist. Thursday, Schilling and two of his buddies, came to Bradford to help explain to the... read more
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U.S. Navy invades Bradford football, By George Starks
BRADFORD- Thursday evening, during a conditioning practice, the Bradford Railroader football team was addressed by three United Stated Navy Recruiters. On hand were Petty Officer First Class Douglas Hunter, Petty Officer First Class Shawn Lowe and Petty Officer Second Class Kenneth Schilling, the three talked about teamwork, leadership... read more
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Larson bounces back to win Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby
ROSSBURG, Ohio — Battling back from all kinds of adversity, Kyle Larson sailed away on a late race restart with 16 laps to go to win Wednesday night’s fourth annual Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby 150 at Eldora Speedway. “It means a lot, especially losing the way I did the two years I ran,” said Larson from Victory Lane. “Thanks
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Improvement the word for Arcanum, T-V and Ansonia, By George Starks
ARCANUM- Both Arcanum coach TJ Powers and Ansonia coach Eugene Hoening said they liked the improvement they saw Thursday in their individual teams in the Trojans annual seven on seven passing scrimmage. “It’s good competition,” Arcanum coach TJ Powers said. “That’s what we needed.” In the case of Ansonia, the Tigers.... read more
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New season brings on new hopes in Patriot Nation, By George Starks
Football goes varsity in only second season - NEW MADISON- With football in only its second full season at Tri-Village, Pats coach Jason Schondelmyer is pumped up and ready for it to go full force. But what’s the kids and community thinking? Are they ready? “I think some of them don’t quite know what to expect,” said the Patriots coach.
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Patriots getting ready for 2016 season, By George Starks
Seven on seven just the first step - ARCANUM- If the third time being the charm, the Tri-Village coach Jason Schdelmyer (Shondo) must be feeling blessed in what he’s seen in his passing game thus far. Thursday, the Patriots traveled to Arcanum for a little seven on seven passing scrimmage for the third one of the season. Going up
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Eldora Crowns King Donny XXXIII at Kings Royal
Pittman the “Knight Before” Winner; Gravel takes “Joker’s Wild” night - ROSSBURG, Ohio — July 16, 2016 — It has been nearly a decade, but Donny Schatz looked like a natural as he was crowned King Donny XXXIII – his third Kings Royal title since 2007 – on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway. Schatz who drew number 15 in the qualifying
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Darke County Scholarship Fund… Knapp Ford awards DCSF scholarships
Dave Knapp Ford-Lincoln, awarded two scholarships to local high school graduates through the Darke County Scholarship Fund (formerly the Senior Scribes Scholarship Fund) July 13. The presentation was made by Dave Knapp Marketing Director Kristina Bradley-Knapp. This is the fourth year Dave Knapp Ford has helped DCSF support
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Eldora Speedway… NASCAR’s Return to the Dirt Provides Another Reason to Smile
July 20 is the Fourth Annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Race -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 11, 2016) – A race that has made everyone smile since its inception in 2013 has earned an appropriate new name. The Aspen Dental Eldora Dirt Derby is the official name of the fourth annual NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event July 20 at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio
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Annie Oakley Golf Tournament to be held July 25
The 35th annual Annie Oakley Golf Tournament is fast approaching.  Get signed up with your team today for a chance to win a new car or truck from one of four Darke County area car dealers!  You can also purchase a T Sign to be displayed to advertise your business or in honor or memory of someone. This year’s tournament is scheduled for July 25th at the Turtle Creek Golf Course
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Eldora Speedway… Record $320,975 Posted For 33rd Kings Royal Weekend
World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Return For Expanded Three-Day Event July 14-15-16 - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 7, 2016) – The 33rd running of Kings Royal Weekend, expanded this year to include a full World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series race on Thursday, July 14, already promises fans more racing and Eldora Speedway
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Murphy ready for the challenge; Local runner heading to Rio, By George Starks
EUGENE, OR.- Over the course of the past few years, the sports book at Tri-Village had had a few chapters added to it. The last chapter written was when the Patriots basketball team went 30-0, capturing the D-IV state title. Most, including this writer, thought it would never get any better than that. Someone forgot to tell 2013 graduate, Clayton Murphy about it. During his senior year
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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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