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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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...

Posted: a day ago

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...

Posted: a day ago

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...

Posted: 2 days ago

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...

Posted: 4 days ago

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...

Posted: 6 days ago

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...

Posted: 7 days ago

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...
District swimming features strong area contingent
 The future looks bright for Springfield-area swimming. The present, though, continues to shine with a solid contingent at the Southwest District championships on Friday and Saturday. The district meet starts 10:45 a.m. Friday with the Division II boys. The D-II girls follow at 5:45 p.m. The Division I meet is Saturday with the boys swimming...

Posted: 7 days ago

The future looks bright for Springfield-area swimming. The present, though, continues to shine with a solid contingent at the Southwest District championships on Friday and Saturday. The district meet starts 10:45 a.m. Friday with the Division II boys. The D-II girls follow at 5:45 p.m. The Division I meet is Saturday with the boys swimming...
Greeneview rallies late to top Brookville in tourney opener
 Several Brookville fans paced along the upper level bleacher of Trotwood-Madison High School’s gym looking down at the Division III sectional tournament game on Wednesday. One paused to say aloud, “I didn’t think we’d still be in this.” Greeneview’s fans likely shared the same thought. »RELATED: Wednesday...

Posted: 7 days ago

Several Brookville fans paced along the upper level bleacher of Trotwood-Madison High School’s gym looking down at the Division III sectional tournament game on Wednesday. One paused to say aloud, “I didn’t think we’d still be in this.” Greeneview’s fans likely shared the same thought. »RELATED: Wednesday...
GWOC swimmers look to make their mark at district
 Getting to the Division I district swimming championship is the easy part. Getting out? Well, that’s the X factor. As if battling nine-time defending state champion St. Xavier (38 state titles overall) isn’t enough, some area teams are also fighting the flu entering Saturday’s meet at Miami University’s Corwin M. Nixon...

Posted: 7 days ago

Getting to the Division I district swimming championship is the easy part. Getting out? Well, that’s the X factor. As if battling nine-time defending state champion St. Xavier (38 state titles overall) isn’t enough, some area teams are also fighting the flu entering Saturday’s meet at Miami University’s Corwin M. Nixon...
Girls Basketball: Catholic Central growing up fast
 When he took over the Catholic Central High School girls basketball team, one of second-year coach Brandon Peterson’s biggest messages was family. The Irish are growing up fast. »RELATED: Tuesday’s high school scoreboard »RELATED: Tuesday’s high school roundup Catholic Central beat Madison Plains on Saturday...

Posted: 8 days ago

When he took over the Catholic Central High School girls basketball team, one of second-year coach Brandon Peterson’s biggest messages was family. The Irish are growing up fast. »RELATED: Tuesday’s high school scoreboard »RELATED: Tuesday’s high school roundup Catholic Central beat Madison Plains on Saturday...