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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Bellbrook girls win third straight SWBL cross country championship
 Standing on the podium at the state cross country championships is the goal for the Bellbrook Golden Eagles girls team. They got in some practice Saturday. Bellbrook won its third straight Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division title with a 21-point victory over Oakwood, 26-47. The Eagles hope the SWBL victory at West Milton&rsquo...

Posted: a day ago

Standing on the podium at the state cross country championships is the goal for the Bellbrook Golden Eagles girls team. They got in some practice Saturday. Bellbrook won its third straight Southwestern Buckeye League Southwestern Division title with a 21-point victory over Oakwood, 26-47. The Eagles hope the SWBL victory at West Milton&rsquo...
High School Tennis: District tourney up next for KR, Tecumseh seniors
 As Central Buckeye Conference competitors they battled on the tennis court during the regular season. Thursday, Kenton Ridge’s Macy Wallace and Tecumseh’s Ashley Fite will be among each other’s biggest fans. The seniors travel to the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason to represent Clark County in the district tournament...

Posted: 6 days ago

As Central Buckeye Conference competitors they battled on the tennis court during the regular season. Thursday, Kenton Ridge’s Macy Wallace and Tecumseh’s Ashley Fite will be among each other’s biggest fans. The seniors travel to the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason to represent Clark County in the district tournament...
Softball standout Fite advances to district tennis tournament
 A two-sport standout, Tecumseh’s Ashley Fite is better known for hitting softballs over a fence than tennis balls over a net. But on Wednesday, Fite went small ball at the Division I sectional tennis tournament. Fite used tenacious defense and precisely placed shots – keeping the ball in play for rallies reaching 20 hits at times...

Posted: 13 days ago

A two-sport standout, Tecumseh’s Ashley Fite is better known for hitting softballs over a fence than tennis balls over a net. But on Wednesday, Fite went small ball at the Division I sectional tennis tournament. Fite used tenacious defense and precisely placed shots – keeping the ball in play for rallies reaching 20 hits at times...
‘Race horses,’ ‘workhorses’ lead Graham boys golf team into district
 With his father, Chad, a standout modified race car driver, Chasen Poole also gave racing a try with the quarter-midgets. He liked it, but these days Chasen has found another sport that drives him. The Graham High School senior leads the Falcons into the Division II district golf tournament Wednesday at Glenview Golf Course in Cincinnati...

Posted: 15 days ago

With his father, Chad, a standout modified race car driver, Chasen Poole also gave racing a try with the quarter-midgets. He liked it, but these days Chasen has found another sport that drives him. The Graham High School senior leads the Falcons into the Division II district golf tournament Wednesday at Glenview Golf Course in Cincinnati...
Cross Country: Tipp boys, Troy girls capture Miami County titles
 With both teams state ranked, the Tippecanoe boys and girls cross country programs are well known around Ohio. Troy freshman Emma Kennett is starting to make a name for herself, too. The continued improvement of Tipp junior Bryce Conley from a stress fracture has bolstered the boys team. On Saturday, Conley’s victory at the Miami County...

Posted: 15 days ago

With both teams state ranked, the Tippecanoe boys and girls cross country programs are well known around Ohio. Troy freshman Emma Kennett is starting to make a name for herself, too. The continued improvement of Tipp junior Bryce Conley from a stress fracture has bolstered the boys team. On Saturday, Conley’s victory at the Miami County...
Greeneview sophomore clutch at Division II sectional tourney
 In a bid to repeat as the Division II sectional golf tournament medalist, Greeneview High School sophomore Mason Witt saved his best shot for last. Finishing his final hole, Witt hit a six iron about eight feet from the pin and sank the putt for his only birdie, giving him a 74 on Reid Park’s North Course on Thursday. Witt edged Urbana...

Posted: 18 days ago

In a bid to repeat as the Division II sectional golf tournament medalist, Greeneview High School sophomore Mason Witt saved his best shot for last. Finishing his final hole, Witt hit a six iron about eight feet from the pin and sank the putt for his only birdie, giving him a 74 on Reid Park’s North Course on Thursday. Witt edged Urbana...
Kenton Ridge tennis earns CBC co-championship
 Kenton Ridge High School’s No. 1 doubles team has a saying when things get tough. It comes from when sophomore Gretchen Hefner and junior Abbey Holbrook first started playing doubles together and the match’s momentum was swinging the other way. Let’s just give up, they joked. Give up and have fun. It worked. They relaxed...

Posted: 18 days ago

Kenton Ridge High School’s No. 1 doubles team has a saying when things get tough. It comes from when sophomore Gretchen Hefner and junior Abbey Holbrook first started playing doubles together and the match’s momentum was swinging the other way. Let’s just give up, they joked. Give up and have fun. It worked. They relaxed...
Cross Country: Patience pays off for Northwestern junior Blazer
 With 317 competitors packing the cross country course in the Varsity B race at Saturday Night Lights, finding running room during the first mile was difficult. That’s where Northwestern junior Drew Blazer found himself — locked into the pack — in the early going on Centerville High School’s fast 3.1-mile course. And...

Posted: 23 days ago

With 317 competitors packing the cross country course in the Varsity B race at Saturday Night Lights, finding running room during the first mile was difficult. That’s where Northwestern junior Drew Blazer found himself — locked into the pack — in the early going on Centerville High School’s fast 3.1-mile course. And...
Cross Country: Ewert leads Beavercreek past top-ranked Centerville
 Excluding coming up two seconds shy of breaking the meet record, Beavercreek junior Taylor Ewert didn’t think her day could get much better at the Saturday Night Lights cross country meet at Centerville High School. It did. As she gave interviews following her girls championship race victory in a personal-best 17:08.1, a Beavercreek...

Posted: 23 days ago

Excluding coming up two seconds shy of breaking the meet record, Beavercreek junior Taylor Ewert didn’t think her day could get much better at the Saturday Night Lights cross country meet at Centerville High School. It did. As she gave interviews following her girls championship race victory in a personal-best 17:08.1, a Beavercreek...
Prep cross country: Middletown’s Smith motors on with Centerville win
 The Saturday Night Lights offers a different cross country environment with its late start time of 9:45 p.m. So Middletown High School senior Conant Smith decided to try something different too. He tried to see if he could leave the competition in the dark. Normally Smith’s plan is to hang with the leaders and get a feel for the race...

Posted: 23 days ago

The Saturday Night Lights offers a different cross country environment with its late start time of 9:45 p.m. So Middletown High School senior Conant Smith decided to try something different too. He tried to see if he could leave the competition in the dark. Normally Smith’s plan is to hang with the leaders and get a feel for the race...