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Emmanuel Christian overcomes adversity for program’s 1st district final
 The losses and injuries were growing for Emmanuel Christian Academy’s boys basketball team. And so was the frustration. A promising season was on the brink of falling apart with the Lions’ record sitting at 3-9. Fans and followers figured next year was the Lions’ time to have that break out season. »RELATED: Springfield...

7:56 PM Tuesday, Mar. 06, 2018

The losses and injuries were growing for Emmanuel Christian Academy’s boys basketball team. And so was the frustration. A promising season was on the brink of falling apart with the Lions’ record sitting at 3-9. Fans and followers figured next year was the Lions’ time to have that break out season. »RELATED: Springfield...
Sectional stunner: Catholic Central tops Legacy Christian in OT
 Jake Woeber didn’t get to see the results of his hard work, a rebound under the Catholic Central basket seconds away from being bounced out of the Division IV sectional tournament. But the Catholic Central senior heard it. The Irish crowd let Woeber – and likely anyone else in the immediate vicinity of Troy High School &ndash...

5:00 AM Sunday, Mar. 04, 2018

Jake Woeber didn’t get to see the results of his hard work, a rebound under the Catholic Central basket seconds away from being bounced out of the Division IV sectional tournament. But the Catholic Central senior heard it. The Irish crowd let Woeber – and likely anyone else in the immediate vicinity of Troy High School &ndash...
Cedarville falls to Fort Loramie in district final
 Cedarville had perennial state power Fort Loramie on its heels during the first half of the Division IV district championship game. But in the second half it was Fort Loramie’s turn. Cedarville, which led by as many as seven in the first half, struggled in the second before falling 57-45 at Troy High School on Saturday. The loss was...

4:41 AM Sunday, Mar. 04, 2018

Cedarville had perennial state power Fort Loramie on its heels during the first half of the Division IV district championship game. But in the second half it was Fort Loramie’s turn. Cedarville, which led by as many as seven in the first half, struggled in the second before falling 57-45 at Troy High School on Saturday. The loss was...
Anna survives Preble Shawnee’s fast start in D-III sectional final
 It was exactly the start Preble Shawnee wanted in the Division III sectional final on Tuesday. That’s what made the finish so puzzling for the Arrows and their fans. Seventh-seeded Preble Shawnee scored 10 of the game’s first 12 points, then struggled the rest of the way, including a two-point fourth quarter. The result was a...

5:22 PM Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018

It was exactly the start Preble Shawnee wanted in the Division III sectional final on Tuesday. That’s what made the finish so puzzling for the Arrows and their fans. Seventh-seeded Preble Shawnee scored 10 of the game’s first 12 points, then struggled the rest of the way, including a two-point fourth quarter. The result was a...
Fairmont gets defensive with Tecumseh in D-I sectional final
 If anything accurately summed up Tecumseh’s fortunes in the Division I sectional final against Fairmont on Monday night, it came with about 2:10 left in the fourth quarter. Tecumseh, trailing by eight, was attempting to claw its way back into contention and desperately needed a defensive stop. Four times Fairmont missed shots within...

3:32 PM Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

If anything accurately summed up Tecumseh’s fortunes in the Division I sectional final against Fairmont on Monday night, it came with about 2:10 left in the fourth quarter. Tecumseh, trailing by eight, was attempting to claw its way back into contention and desperately needed a defensive stop. Four times Fairmont missed shots within...
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...

9:02 PM Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

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...

8:28 PM Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

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...

8:07 PM Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018

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...

8:23 PM Friday, Feb. 23, 2018

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...

8:14 PM Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

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...
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...

7:09 PM Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

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...

7:02 PM Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

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...

6:09 PM Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

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...

5:41 PM Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018

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...

1:46 PM Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018

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...

3:02 PM Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

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...

8:33 PM Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

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...

8:13 PM Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

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...

3:15 PM Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

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...

3:12 PM Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018

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...
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