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Local drivers shine at county fair, By George Starks
GREENVILLE- Harness horse racing at the Great Darke County Fair kicked off Friday with 14 big races and was followed up on Saturday with 13 races early and 12 more Saturday evening. Greenvilles Jeff Nisonger set the bar with six big wins in the two days of competition while another Darke County driver, Chris Hope,  recorded his first three... read more
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Patriot Nation rules in annual cheer competition, By George Starks
GREENVILLE- The Great Darke County Fair got underway Friday with the annual cheer competition and a familiar name was seen at the top of many divisions. Tri-Village. Of the 10 categories being contested, including the spirit award and grand champion, the Patriots took top honors in six of the 10 with the first and biggest coming in the Pee Wee Cheer... read more
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Hartley-Weimer a good team, By George Starks
GREENVILLE- They’ve known each other for only two short years but horse owner Janie Hartley (Richmond) and longtime trainer, Steve Weimer of Arcanum, have already found some success together on the track. While Weimer once trained for the legendary Gene Riegle, starting over 20 years ago, Hartley has been a part of the racing scene for only nine... read more
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Friends of Harmon Field Ribbon Cutting
The Greenville City Schools jointly with the Friends of Harmon Field, would like to announce the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the newly renovated Harmon Field playing field.  The event will take place Friday, August 25th @ 6:30PM prior to the Greenville-Eaton Football Game.  All donors to the Friends of Harmon Field Project, businesses, individuals... read more
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Fair to host Riegle Memorial Open Pace and Arnie Almahurst Trot
Racing returns to Greenville, Ohio on Friday night, August 18th at 6:30 PM for the Great Darke County Fair’s annual week long race meet. Racing also takes place on Saturday, August 19th at 11:30 AM and 6:30 PM, and onThursday, August 24th and Friday, August 25th starting at 5:30PM. On opening weekend, Friday and Saturday nights will feature the Ohio... read more
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Angels of the Infield
Premier Health/Miami Valley Hospital Emergency Staff Check the Pulse of Eldora Speedway - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 19, 2017) – Built in 2015, Eldora Speedway’s state-of-the-art infield care center has intervened in a variety injuries and ailments. Liz Denlinger, R.N., Emergency Department Nursing Director at Miami Valley Hospital, can relate. Prior to becoming... read more
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Eldora Speedway… Crowning moment for King Kinser
“The King” Steve Kinser Named As Royal Sovereign For 34th Annual Kings Royal - ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 12, 2017) – The King. In only two simple words, the legend that is Steve Kinser can be fully defined. Having made seven appearances on the Eldora Speedway stage as the event champion, King Kinser will add another chapter to his career as he... read more
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The Washington Post… Women’s college athletes don’t need another coddling parent. They need a coach. By Sally Jenkins - This week marks a dual commemoration: the 45th anniversary of the signing of Title IX coincides with the first anniversary of the passing of Pat Summitt, who turned that law into such an equal rights spear for women. So it seems right to dwell for a moment on the collective state of young women athletes on campuses today... read more
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Eldora Speedway… Back in Black: Bloomquist wins 7th $100,00 Victory
Tumultuous Two Years Turns Into Tremendous Performance at Dirt Late Model Dream -- ROSSBURG, Ohio (June 10) – Veteran Scott Bloomquist powered around the outside of Georgia’s Brandon Overton on lap-55 and cruised the rest of the way to a dominating win for his seventh career victory in the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers at Eldora Speedway on Saturday night... read more
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10th Annual Ohio State Benefit Pull at York Woods
Ansonia – On June 16th and 17th at 7:00 pm the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League is proud to sanction the 10th Annual Ohio State Benefit Pull presented by Beck’s Hybrids at York Woods, just north of Greenville off of US 127 (6129 Reed Rd. Ansonia, OH). The Barga Family has been involved in tractor pulling for 50 plus years and is very excited about... read more
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Eldora announces 2018 major event dates
Traditional Dates Released For Dirt Late Model Dream, Kings Royal, NASCAR Trucks & World 100… ROSSBURG, Ohio (May 24, 2017) – While just a few races into the 2017 racing season, Eldora Speedway today confirmed its Major Event dates for 2018. The announcement coincided with the release of the calendar for each of the three... read more
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Tri-Village MVCTC FFA… Inaugural Clayton Murphy 5K Held, By Jonathon Crawford, Chapter Reporter - New Madison, Ohio -- On April 8th, 2017, the Tri-Village MVCTC FFA Chapter hosted the Inaugural Clayton Murphy 5k, which was held at the Clayton Murphy Track and Field, located at Tri-Village Local Schools. It was hosted in honor of former chapter member and Olympic bronze medalist Clayton Murphy. Clayton is a former Tri-Village FFA member... read more
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Canton Repository… Child’s play: Early sports experience can give kids a leg up, or a push back, By Joe Mitchin – MASSILLON -- From first tooth to first haircut or first sleep-over and first date, parents see their kids through many important milestones. Sometimes the decisions about age-appropriate firsts are easy. Other times, it’s not so clear. Choosing an age-appropriate physical activity helps ensure a child will enjoy it. Here are a few activities you can try with your child based... read more
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Eldora Speedway… Nick Hoffman Scores Main Event Late Model Victory
Jacob Hawkins Scores Modified Victory and Rob Trent Tops Wild Stock Feature - ROSSBURG, Ohio (April 15, 2017) – Nick Hoffman has been winning major modified races across the United States but Saturday night he etched his name into the Eldora Speedway record book by capturing his first Late Model checkered flag, winning the 25-lap Sunoco... read more
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Ohioans Invited to Enjoy a Weekend of Free Fishing  
May 6-7 is Ohio's free fishing weekend - COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio is known for its world-class fishing, and on May 6-7, state residents are invited to take part in the annual free fishing weekend, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Ohio’s Free Fishing Days are open to all Ohio residents and extend to all of Ohio’s public... read more
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OHSAA Announces Fall Sports Divisional Breakdowns
COLUMBUS, Ohio – New divisional breakdowns for the upcoming fall sports, which for the first time include Competitive Balance roster data in football, volleyball and soccer, were approved Thursday morning by the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors during its April meeting. Division assignments are based on school enrollment... read more
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Edison’s Johnson earns OCCAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week, By Nicholas Huenefeld
Mar 30, 2017 - Springfield, Ohio---Trevor Hafner, Marcus Johnson, Serena Tucciarelli and McKailyn Woodward have earned player and pitcher of the week recognition in the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC) for games played March 21-26. OCCAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Marcus Johnson, Edison C.C. Johnson, a freshman left-handed pitcher... read more
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Edison's Datil Earns OCCAC Pitcher of the Week Honors, By Nicholas Huenefeld, OCCAC Sports Information - Springfield, Ohio---Jorge Datil, Justine Barnes, Racquel Ward and Brandon Henson comprise the group of four student-athletes who earned player and pitcher of the week recognition in the OCCAC for baseball and softball the week of March 13-19. OCCAC Baseball Pitcher of the Week: Jorge Datil, Edison C.C. Datil, a sophomore pitcher for Edison... read more
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Cincinnati Enquirer… Area schools offer perspective on OHSAA's plan for competitive balance this fall, Mike Dyer - CINCINNATI -- Like it or not, the process of leveling the playing field in Ohio high school sports has begun. Though the competitive balance measure passed in May 2014 for 821 Ohio High School Athletic Association member schools statewide, implementation is finally ready for the upcoming fall sports season. The reaction... read more
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Edison State’s Charger 300 Event to Support Student-Athletes
The Edison State Community College Athletics Department and the Edison Foundation are partnering to host the eighth annual Charger 300 event on Thursday, March 16, at 6 p.m. in the Robinson Theater at the Piqua Campus. Just as academic programs at Edison State are enhanced by internship and co-op experiences, intercollegiate athletics... read more
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VHCC health care professional voted into Shawnee State sports Hall of Fame
Mallory Pleiman, an Occupational Therapist at Versailles Health Care Center, recently was inducted into the 2017 Hall of Fame at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio.  According to Shawnee State University, Mallory Albers (now Pleiman) had one of the most significant careers in the illustrious history of the Shawnee State women’s basketball program.  A four-year player, she played in at least 30 games... read more
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Hunters Harvest over 182,000 Deer
Darke County's Harvest was 679, compared to 738 the previous year - COLUMBUS, OH - Hunters checked 182,169 white-tailed deer throughout Ohio’s 2016-2017 deer season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). Last year, 188,329 deer were checked during the 2015-2016 season. The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to... read more
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Eldora celebrates 2016 season and crowns champions; Honored drivers note family and passion as their messages -- New Weston, OHIO (Jan. 21) – Championship honors bestowed upon Jon Henry (DIRTcar Late Model), Jeff Koz (DIRTcar UMP Modified) and Rob Trent (DIRTcar Stock Car) by track owner Tony Stewart highlighted a busy Saturday night of awards and celebration. The affair, which filled the Eldora Ballroom, brought official closure to the 2016 racing season. Joining the Eldora trio... read more
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OHSAA Football State Championships Moving to Canton
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association football state championship games will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton in 2017 and 2018 following approval from the OHSAA Board of Directors at its January meeting Thursday. The OHSAA staff had previously confirmed its intent to return to Canton in 2017 and... read more
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Patriots declaw North Panthers, By George Starks
NEW MADISON- Coming off a hard fought six point loss to Versailles on Monday, many thought Tri-Village might have a bit of a letdown Friday against Tri-County North. “That’s always in the back of your mind,” said Patriots coach Josh Sagester. Throw that thought out of the window. Tri-Village jumped out to a 12-0 lead at the 4:40 mark of the first... read more
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Versailles too much for Patriots, By George Starks
KETTERING- When Tri-Village and Versailles hooked up at the annual Jets Holiday Tournament, it was usually a barn burner. The last time these two met at The Hangar, it was 2008 and it was for the championship of the tournament. That was then and in 2017, the two teams laced up the shoes for what would prove to be another... read more
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Nearly 16,000 Deer harvested during Muzzleloader Season
Darke County harvested 37, three more than last year… COLUMBUS, OH – Hunters checked 15,843 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s muzzleloader season, Jan. 7-10, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During last year’s muzzleloader season, 12,503 white-tailed deer were checked. Hunters still have opportunities to pursue... read more
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V-Tigers remain undefeated in MAC play, By George Starks
Marion Local falls late - VERSAILLES- “I knew this was going not going to be easy. Marion Local has the best defense in the MAC. It’s not always pretty. It was pretty ugly tonight. It is what it is and you take what you can… I guess. Marion Local plays great defense.” Those were the words of Versailles head coach Travis Swank after the Tigers dropped... read more
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Strong third quarter powers FM past MV, By George Starks
UNION CITY- If basketball was determined within the first 16 minutes, the Mississinawa Valley Blackhawks would still have lost but the outcome would have been one that coach Tim Barga might have been a little more settling with. At the end of the opening half, the home standing Hawks were right in the thick of things, down only by a 30-26 count. Franklin... read more
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Suspensions served-Patriots back to full strength, By George Starks
Tri-Village snaps four game losing streak - NEW MADISON- After losing four of its starting five due to in house suspensions, the Tri-Village Patriots returned to full strength Friday with a Bradford team that came in, ready to play. Down by as much as 20 points in the fourth quarter, Bradford gave it all it had down the stretch. Led by junior Andy Branson’s 22... read more
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Franklin Monroe falls in tournament title game, By George Starks
MV takes consolation over Arcanum - PITSBURG- “Getting to the championship game means nothing if you can’t win your own tournament.” Those were the words of Franklin Monroe coach Troy Myers Friday after his Jets were grounded at The Hangar by Brookville 49-42 in the Jet Holiday Tournament. “That’s a sectional final game. Maybe even a district... read more
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Patriots fall to Eaton in annual tournament, By George Starks
T-V finishes fourth in two-day affair - NEW MADISON – With four-fifths of the team suspended for five games for hazing, the Tri-Village Patriots suffered through what many could never imagine. Losing their own tournament! After falling to Jefferson in the opening round of the Holiday Tournament Tuesday, 54-53, things went totally south for the host... read more
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Cross County Conference football gets new look, By George Starks
Three teams to join the conference - When the 2017 OHSAA football season starts it will feature three more teams on the schedule. Tri-Village and Ft. Loramie will be new on the Cross County Conference scene while a familiar name, Bradford, will be re-joining the conference. All teams will play two non-conference games with eight in-conference... read more
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More than 9,000 Deer Checked during Ohio's Two-Day Gun Hunting Season  
91 Checked in Darke County, the same as last year - COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio’s hunters braved less than ideal weather conditions over the weekend and checked 9,228 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2016 two-day deer-gun hunting season, Dec. 17-18, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During last year’s two-day December... read more
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Ansonia rolls over Bradford in road win, By George Starks
Tigers drop 11 bombs in victory - BRADFORD- Ansonia put on another three point shooting clinic Friday but this time it was in a winning effort. On Tuesday, the Tigers dropped 11 Trey's on Franklin Monroe in a 63-50 loss at The Tigers Den in Ansonia. Ansonia dropped 11 on Bradford Friday in Cross County Conference action at The Depot, 69-30... read more
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Johnting hits huge milestone at Arcanum, By George Starks
Lady Trojan gets 1,000th career point - VERSAILLES- For any basketball player to score 1,000 points in a four year career is usually just a dream. For one Lady Trojan, it was a dream come true. Heading into last Monday nights game with Versailles, Arcanum senior Stevie Johnting needed just 11 points to hit the coveted 1000 point in her high... read more
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Ticket Details Announced for OHSAA Basketball, Wrestling Tournaments
All-session ticket books for all three state tournaments go on sale Friday, February 10 - COLUMBUS, Ohio – The on-sale dates and other ticketing details have been finalized for the upcoming Ohio High School Athletic Association state tournaments in basketball and individual wrestling held at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in March. All-session ticket... read more
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