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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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High School Football: Numbers adding up for Cedarville
 Practices have become more effective for the Cedarville Indians during the high school football preseason. It helps when the team has more players than there are starting positions on offense and defense. Cedarville’s roster has risen from 18 players last season to 27. The difference has been noticeable at practice. “We don&rsquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

Practices have become more effective for the Cedarville Indians during the high school football preseason. It helps when the team has more players than there are starting positions on offense and defense. Cedarville’s roster has risen from 18 players last season to 27. The difference has been noticeable at practice. “We don&rsquo...
Building team chemistry a winning factor for Triad
 To kick off high school football practice, Triad spent several days at Long’s Retreat Family Resort near Hillsboro as a team bonding experience. Getting to know one another has taken a longer for the Cardinals these days. And that’s a good thing. When coach Joe Cardinal took over the program in July of 2016 the roster had 22 players...

Posted: 4 days ago

To kick off high school football practice, Triad spent several days at Long’s Retreat Family Resort near Hillsboro as a team bonding experience. Getting to know one another has taken a longer for the Cardinals these days. And that’s a good thing. When coach Joe Cardinal took over the program in July of 2016 the roster had 22 players...
High School Football: Urbana hoping strong finish is ‘springboard’ into 2018 season
 The Urbana High School football team hit its stride during the final four games last season. The Hillclimbers, still riding that momentum, haven’t slowed down. Urbana won three of its final four games to end the 2017 season, the lone loss a 20-13 setback in the final minute to defending Central Buckeye Conference Mad River Division...

Posted: 11 days ago

The Urbana High School football team hit its stride during the final four games last season. The Hillclimbers, still riding that momentum, haven’t slowed down. Urbana won three of its final four games to end the 2017 season, the lone loss a 20-13 setback in the final minute to defending Central Buckeye Conference Mad River Division...
Troy’s Underwood claims Hewitt Classic win
 During Jack Hewitt’s legendary racing career, the phrase “Do It Hewitt” followed the Troy native as much as the field during his sprint car races. On Saturday, fellow Troy resident Lee Underwood took that phrase to heart. Underwood bested the field at the Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park to win his first-ever...

Posted: 14 days ago

During Jack Hewitt’s legendary racing career, the phrase “Do It Hewitt” followed the Troy native as much as the field during his sprint car races. On Saturday, fellow Troy resident Lee Underwood took that phrase to heart. Underwood bested the field at the Jack Hewitt Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park to win his first-ever...
With success of NASCAR Trucks races on dirt at Eldora, should Xfinity, Cup be next?
 On Tuesday, Tony Stewart lobbied for a NASCAR Xfinity or Cup Series race at Eldora Speedway. A day later the Truck Series helped his campaign by hitting pay dirt once again with a door-banging, dust-raising two-lap dash to the finish in the Eldora Dirt Derby. The race was a victory for Stewart as much as it was for Camping World Truck Series...

2:10 PM Thursday, Jul. 19, 2018

On Tuesday, Tony Stewart lobbied for a NASCAR Xfinity or Cup Series race at Eldora Speedway. A day later the Truck Series helped his campaign by hitting pay dirt once again with a door-banging, dust-raising two-lap dash to the finish in the Eldora Dirt Derby. The race was a victory for Stewart as much as it was for Camping World Truck Series...
Schatz wins third straight Kings Royal crown at Eldora

5:00 PM Sunday, Jul. 15, 2018

With five laps remaining in the Kings Royal, Brad Sweet was reeling in two-time defending champion Donny Schatz. Sweet anticipated a late-lap battle to decide the 35th annual Kings Royal. He got one. He just never expected it to be with his teammate and back-of-the-pack runner Daryn Pittman. As Schatz struggled to find more speed around Eldora...
NASCAR will return to the region next week for one of its most unusual races
 Five years ago, NASCAR was introduced to slide jobs, push trucks and pizza burgers. And since that 2013 race, the Eldora Dirt Derby – NASCAR’s first national series race on dirt since 1970 – remains one of the sport’s most anticipated events. Despite somewhat of a love-hate relationship with Eldora’s unforgiving...

7:12 PM Saturday, Jul. 14, 2018

Five years ago, NASCAR was introduced to slide jobs, push trucks and pizza burgers. And since that 2013 race, the Eldora Dirt Derby – NASCAR’s first national series race on dirt since 1970 – remains one of the sport’s most anticipated events. Despite somewhat of a love-hate relationship with Eldora’s unforgiving...
5 things to watch in Saturday’s Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway
 Sixteen playoff positions. Seven positions clinched. Eight races remaining. Desperation might not be setting in just yet, but Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are starting to feel the pressure. Race winners are locked in to the playoffs. Seven drivers are safe heading into the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday. Will...

4:57 PM Friday, Jul. 13, 2018

Sixteen playoff positions. Seven positions clinched. Eight races remaining. Desperation might not be setting in just yet, but Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers are starting to feel the pressure. Race winners are locked in to the playoffs. Seven drivers are safe heading into the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday. Will...
All-Star Circuit of Champions points leader to make Kings Royal debut
 Until now, Carson Macedo’s experience with the famed Kings Royal has been limited to what he’s watched online. But the Lemoore, Calif., native finally has “the tools to go there and do well.” And Macedo – much like he’s been doing all season with the All-Star Circuit of Champions – is ready to put...

3:55 PM Wednesday, Jul. 11, 2018

Until now, Carson Macedo’s experience with the famed Kings Royal has been limited to what he’s watched online. But the Lemoore, Calif., native finally has “the tools to go there and do well.” And Macedo – much like he’s been doing all season with the All-Star Circuit of Champions – is ready to put...
Kentucky Speedway’s Turn 3 separates the best drivers
 Kyle Busch calls Turn 3 at Kentucky Speedway “one of the toughest” in NASCAR. Navigating into victory lane at the 1.5-mile, tri-oval has its challenges, too. Busch and Brad Keselowski have cornered the mark on wins at Kentucky, winning five of the seven races. With Busch’s co-leading five victories in the Monster Energy...

4:11 PM Monday, Jul. 09, 2018

Kyle Busch calls Turn 3 at Kentucky Speedway “one of the toughest” in NASCAR. Navigating into victory lane at the 1.5-mile, tri-oval has its challenges, too. Busch and Brad Keselowski have cornered the mark on wins at Kentucky, winning five of the seven races. With Busch’s co-leading five victories in the Monster Energy...
Greenon junior wins second national championship
 If the Ohio High School Athletic Association someday approves race walking as an official event in track, it won’t be soon enough for Sean Glaze to compete for a state title. Glaze, a junior-to-be at Greenon High School, will have to settle for being a national champion. Glaze captured his second race walking national junior title by...

6:18 PM Tuesday, Jun. 19, 2018

If the Ohio High School Athletic Association someday approves race walking as an official event in track, it won’t be soon enough for Sean Glaze to compete for a state title. Glaze, a junior-to-be at Greenon High School, will have to settle for being a national champion. Glaze captured his second race walking national junior title by...