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Greg Billing

Greg Billing, a life-long Miami County resident, grew up near Casstown and graduated from Miami East High School. A 1994 graduate of Wright State University, he covers high school sports and motorsports. He lives in West Milton with his wife and two daughters.

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Boys basketball: Rugged schedule pays off for Belmont in tourney win
 A handful of close losses during the regular season prevented the Belmont Bison from moving up to a higher seed in the Division I sectional tournament. But those close games helped the Bison move on Saturday at Trotwood High School. Belmont withstood a late surge from Lebanon for a 55-51 victory in the opening round of the sectional tournament...

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A handful of close losses during the regular season prevented the Belmont Bison from moving up to a higher seed in the Division I sectional tournament. But those close games helped the Bison move on Saturday at Trotwood High School. Belmont withstood a late surge from Lebanon for a 55-51 victory in the opening round of the sectional tournament...
Prep swimming: Fenwick’s Chaney leads locals with two state titles
 Fenwick High School sophomore Adam Chaney had just touched the wall ahead of his seven competitors in the 50-yard freestyle at the Division II state swimming and diving meet. After securing his first state championship, the pressure to win was lessened slightly in his upcoming 100 free, right? “It was more like I showed up in the 50...

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Fenwick High School sophomore Adam Chaney had just touched the wall ahead of his seven competitors in the 50-yard freestyle at the Division II state swimming and diving meet. After securing his first state championship, the pressure to win was lessened slightly in his upcoming 100 free, right? “It was more like I showed up in the 50...
Bellbrook’s Bybee caps stellar career with two more sate swim titles
 Bellbrook High School senior Cody Bybee entered the Division II state championships as the swimmer to beat. Waynesville sophomore Owen Conley left the championship the same way. As Bybee closed out his record-breaking career with another two individual state championships, Conley claimed his first two individual titles with impressive swims...

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Bellbrook High School senior Cody Bybee entered the Division II state championships as the swimmer to beat. Waynesville sophomore Owen Conley left the championship the same way. As Bybee closed out his record-breaking career with another two individual state championships, Conley claimed his first two individual titles with impressive swims...
Smallest players lift Kenton Ridge girls to big sectional win
 With Kenton Ridge’s biggest offensive threat drawing Shawnee’s attention on defense, it was KR’s two smallest players who lifted the Cougars on Thursday night. Senior Desiree Jones and Kirsten Wiley, both listed at 5-foot-6, scored the Cougars’ final five points in a hard-fought 42-40 victory over rival Shawnee in...

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With Kenton Ridge’s biggest offensive threat drawing Shawnee’s attention on defense, it was KR’s two smallest players who lifted the Cougars on Thursday night. Senior Desiree Jones and Kirsten Wiley, both listed at 5-foot-6, scored the Cougars’ final five points in a hard-fought 42-40 victory over rival Shawnee in...
Tecumseh girls hold off Lebanon in up-tempo upset
 The Tecumseh Arrows don’t take the court again until Monday. They’ll gladly take that break to rest up from Tuesday’s Division I sectional tournament victory, a 64-58 upset over Lebanon that resembled a track meet in high tops. Fittingly, the fourth quarter was a sprint to the finish. Seventh-seeded Tecumseh and No. 3 Lebanon...

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The Tecumseh Arrows don’t take the court again until Monday. They’ll gladly take that break to rest up from Tuesday’s Division I sectional tournament victory, a 64-58 upset over Lebanon that resembled a track meet in high tops. Fittingly, the fourth quarter was a sprint to the finish. Seventh-seeded Tecumseh and No. 3 Lebanon...
Greenon’s Wise chasing father’s record at state swimming
 After this weekend Calvin Wise has two more years to chase down his father’s school record in the 200-yard individual medley. But what better place to surpass his dad’s time than at the Division II swimming and diving state championships? Wise, a sophomore at Greenon High School, qualified for the D-II state meet in both the 200...

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After this weekend Calvin Wise has two more years to chase down his father’s school record in the 200-yard individual medley. But what better place to surpass his dad’s time than at the Division II swimming and diving state championships? Wise, a sophomore at Greenon High School, qualified for the D-II state meet in both the 200...
Centerville diver aims for top-three finish at state meet
 In the sport of diving, where many of his competitors at this weekend’s state meet have been training through gymnastics since they were 6, Centerville senior Austin Flaute has made a name for himself in four short years. And perhaps nowhere did that sink in more for Flaute than at the Division I swimming and diving state championships...

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In the sport of diving, where many of his competitors at this weekend’s state meet have been training through gymnastics since they were 6, Centerville senior Austin Flaute has made a name for himself in four short years. And perhaps nowhere did that sink in more for Flaute than at the Division I swimming and diving state championships...
State swimming: Fairmont’s Berning confident heading to Canton
 Margaret Berning’s swimming career has taken her to places like Mesa, Ariz., San Antonio, Minneapolis and Orlando. The next destination? The Fairmont High School senior hopes to visit the top of the podium at the Division I swimming and diving state championships Saturday in Canton. Berning makes her fourth state appearance at the C...

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Margaret Berning’s swimming career has taken her to places like Mesa, Ariz., San Antonio, Minneapolis and Orlando. The next destination? The Fairmont High School senior hopes to visit the top of the podium at the Division I swimming and diving state championships Saturday in Canton. Berning makes her fourth state appearance at the C...
Girls Basketball: Springfield wins first tourney game since merger
 The Springfield Wildcats girls basketball team scored a pair of milestone victories this season – one in the Greater Western Ohio Conference and one in the Division I sectional tournament. Both were a long time coming. And the Wildcats aren’t planning on waiting so long again. »RELATED: Saturday’s high school scoreboard...

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The Springfield Wildcats girls basketball team scored a pair of milestone victories this season – one in the Greater Western Ohio Conference and one in the Division I sectional tournament. Both were a long time coming. And the Wildcats aren’t planning on waiting so long again. »RELATED: Saturday’s high school scoreboard...
Daytona 500: 7 questions with 2017 champion Kurt Busch
 Kurt Busch led one lap in the 2017 Daytona 500. It was the most important one. Busch moved to the lead on the final lap after going high to battle Kyle Larson, then puled away from the field after Larson ran out of fuel. Busch, who finished second in The Great American Race three times prior to winning, gave Tony Stewart his first &ndash...

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Kurt Busch led one lap in the 2017 Daytona 500. It was the most important one. Busch moved to the lead on the final lap after going high to battle Kyle Larson, then puled away from the field after Larson ran out of fuel. Busch, who finished second in The Great American Race three times prior to winning, gave Tony Stewart his first &ndash...
Swimming: Oakwood girls like their chances at district
 Prior to the Division II girls sectional swimming meet, Oakwood High School coach Audrey Martin was optimistic. After the D-II sectionals? She was ecstatic. Oakwood qualified 11 to the D-II district championships Friday at Miami University’s Corwin. M. Nixon Aquatic Center. The top two finishers in each event automatically qualify for...

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Prior to the Division II girls sectional swimming meet, Oakwood High School coach Audrey Martin was optimistic. After the D-II sectionals? She was ecstatic. Oakwood qualified 11 to the D-II district championships Friday at Miami University’s Corwin. M. Nixon Aquatic Center. The top two finishers in each event automatically qualify for...