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MV outduels Jefferson in final scrimmage

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UNION CITY — Mississinawa Valley outscored Dayton Jefferson 13-6 in one half of varsity football Thursday evening in the Blackhawks’ final scrimmage before the start of the regular season.Mississinawa Valley football coach Johnny Graher said he saw encouraging signs in the scrimmage.“All we want to do is actually improve every down and distance, every play, and just keep upbeat for the next play,” Graher said. “I liked the effort that they put forward and working hard. I thought the techniques improved a lot from last week, our scrimmage. All I look for is improvement. I’m not really worried about winning and losing. I’m just worried about improving every down and distance. That’s all I worry about.”

 

Arcanum beats Tri-Village in CCC boys golf match

ARCANUM — The Arcanum boys golf team beat Tri-Village 165-195 in a Cross County Conference match on Thursday at Beechwood Golf Course.Arcanum’s Sam Artz, Justin Hoke and Conner Pohl shared medalist honors as they each shot a nine-hole round of 41. Also for the Trojans, Nathan Kubik shot a 42, Trent Jones shot a 47, and Steven Vanatta shot a 50.Brett Boyter led Tri-Village with a round of 47. Also for the Patriots, Luke Wheeler shot a 49, Jonny Wilson shot a 4...

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Versailles girls golf team remains perfect in MAC

VERSAILLES — The Versailles girls golf team beat Fort Recovery 194-240 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match on Thursday at Stillwater Valley Golf Club.Versailles’ Madison Covault and Hannah Niekamp were the co-medalists as they both shot a nine-hole round of 45. Also for the Lady Tigers, Kaitlyn Middendorf shot a 51, Lauren Heitkamp shot a 53, Morgan Middendorf shot a 61, and Lauren Durham shot a 63.For Fort Recovery Tori Vaughn shot a 57, Ellie Keller shot...

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Versailles boys golf wins conference match

CELINA — The Versailles boys golf team beat Fort Recovery 168-172 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match on Thursday at the Mercer County Elks Golf Club.Versailles’ Jake Watren and Fort Recovery’s Chase Bruns both shot a three-over-par 39 for the nine-hole round to share medalist honors.Also for Versailles, Nicholas Litten-Stonebraker shot a 41, Kyle Cotner shot a 41, Griffen Riegle shot a 47, Michael Hemmelgarn shot a 54, and P.J. Platfoot shot a 55....

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Parkway, Russia sweep Bradford

BRADFORD — The Bradford volleyball team lost a pair of matches to Russia and Parkway.Russia beat Bradford 25-14, 25-9 and 25-9 in a three-set match on Tuesday. Parkway also beat Bradford in three sets on Thursday with the Panthers winning 25-14, 25-7, 25-14.

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Lady Trojans golf team defeats Lady Patriots

ARCANUM — Arcanum beat Tri-Village 233-250 in a Cross County Conference girls golf match on Thursday at the Lakeview portion of Beechwood Golf Course.Arcanum’s Haleigh Shaffer was the match medalist as she shot a 47 for the nine-hole round. Also for the Lady Trojans, Franchesca Hackworth shot a 58, Kate Summers shot a 53, Abbe Hissong shot a 65, and Brenna Loxley shot a 66.Emma Campbell led Tri-Village with her round of 60. Also for the Lady Patriots, Jenna C...

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Royals promote Greenville grad twice in 2 weeks

SPRINGDALE, Ark. — Greenville High School alumnus Tripp Davis reached a major career milestone this week as he was promoted to the Kansas City Royals’ Double-A affiliate.The son of Mark and Gretchen Davis moved up two levels in the Royals’ minor league system in a span of just two weeks as he was promoted from the Low-A Lexington Legends on Aug. 6 to the High-A Wilmington Blue Rocks. Then on Wednesday, Davis was notified that he had been promoted again to the Doub...

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Cheaters never prosper

A young man named Murphy applied for an engineering position at an Irish firm based in Dublin. An American also applied for the same job. Both applicants had the same qualifications and were asked to take a test by the department manager.Upon completion of the test, both men had missed only one of the questions. The manager went to Murphy and said, “Thank you for your interest, but we’ve decided to give the American the job.” Murphy said, “And why would you ...

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Koenig expanding and moving

GREENVILLE - Koenig is an equipment company currently located on State Route 571 in Greenville. However, by early next year, the company will be housed in a different location.“They are expanding,” County Commissioner Diane Deleplane said. “They needed to build larger buildings for their combines and mechanics, and we’re just pleased that they’re staying here in Darke county servicing our farmers.”The company will move to Childrens Hom...

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Bradford cancels varsity football season

BRADFORD – The Cross County Conference voted to not play Bradford in varsity football this year, prompting the Railroaders to cancel their varsity season and move to a junior varsity slate for 2014.The CCC voted 10-1 to not play Bradford in varsity football for concern of student safety, according to a press release from the league.The Railroaders have had fewer than 20 high school football players this summer including zero seniors, which led to disputes among com...

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Williams living her dream

GREENVILLE - Rhonda Williams, 4-H educator and county extension director, is always a familiar face at the Great Darke County Fair.She was seen a lot in the Extension Office’s barn set up north of the Youth Building this week.“I’ve been manning the booth and we have display from our archives and information on various 4-H programs,” said Williams, who indicated this is the 100th anniversary of extension.She said she doesn’t regret...

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Fairgoers like new cattle barn

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Fair Board pulled off the seemingly impossible task of providing a state of the art facility for the youth of our community after a December fire destroyed the two-large cattle barns at the North end of the fairgrounds.“I think it is tremendous because when the barns burnt in December the conversation for the next few months was, we are going to have to have a tent, there is no way we can get through all the things that have to happen throu...

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Top youth awards presented

GREENVILLE - Despite some inclement weather, the awards for 4-H, junior fair and FFA, were passed out to deserving exhibitors. However, the Parade of Champions was canceled for this year.Most of the awards were presented in front of the Grandstand and, as inclement weather moved in, the venue was changed to the Youth Building where the rest were handed out.

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Northmont snaps Greenville’s winning streak

GREENVILLE — The Greenville girls tennis team’s winning streak was snapped at five matches as the Lady Wave lost 5-0 to Northmont on Wednesday.At first singles Northmont’s Akilah Parker beat Greenville’s Raquel Navas-Davis 6-0, 6-2. Greenville’s Madison Bixler lost in second singles to Marissa Anderson 6-3, 6-0. The Lady Wave’s Abby Monnin lost 6-2, 6-4 in third singles to Kennedy Harden.In first doubles the Wave’s Holly Cameron ...

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Versailles girls ranked 13th in state

COLUMBUS — The Versailles girls cross country team is ranked 13th in Division III in the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ preseason poll.Versailles is one of 17 teams across Ohio included in the first Division III rankings of the 2014 season. The Lady Tigers received 33 points in the poll, which has them tied for 13th place with Columbus Academy.Versailles, which last year finished 15th at the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division...

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Versailles boys golf suffers 1st MAC loss

VERSAILLES — The Versailles boys golf team suffered its first Midwest Athletic Conference loss of the season in a 158-164 defeat against Minster at Stillwater Valley Golf Club.Jacob Watren led Versailles with a nine-hole round of 39. Also for the Tigers, Nicholas Litten-Stonebraker shot a 40, Kyle Cotner shot a 41, Griffen Riegle shot a 44, Michael Hemmelgarn shot a 54, P.J. Platfoot shot a 55, Alec Ahrens shot a 62, and Kyle Christian shot a 64.Minster’s Aus...

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Versailles girls golf wins 1st MAC match

MINSTER — The Versailles girls golf team won its Midwest Athletic Conference opener Tuesday as the Lady Tigers beat Minster 192-214 at Arrowhead Golf Club.Versailles’ Madison Covault was the match medalist as she led all golfers with a nine-hole score of 44. Also for the Lady Tigers, Hannah Niekamp shot a 48, Lauren Heitkamp shot a 48, Kaitlyn Middendorf shot a 52, Lauren Durham shot a 56, and Morgan Middendorf shot a 59.Ali Fischer led Minster with a round o...

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Lady Wave golf team loses GWOC opener

GREENVILLE — The Greenville girls golf team lost to Troy 184-235 in a Greater Western Ohio Conference match on Wednesday at Turtle Creek Golf Course.Casey Mortensen led Greenville with a nine-hole round of 52. Also for the Lady Wave, Kayli Duncan shot a 58, Emily Fulton shot a 60, Ashley Karns shot a 65, and Kourtney Kretschmar shot a 72.Troy’s Caitlin Dowling led all golfers with a round of 38. Also for the Trojans, Natalie Henson shot a 47, Hannah Wright sh...

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