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FM collects top CCC honors

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DARKE COUNTY — Franklin Monroe senior Brian Robison and coach Danny Diceanu were named the Cross County Conference boys soccer player and coach of the year by the league.Robison, who repeated as the CCC boys soccer player of the year, was joined on the all-CCC first team by teammates Britt Bowlin, Marcus Horner and Jake Shellabarger.In girls soccer, Franklin Monroe’s Bryanna Diceanu, Rayna Horner and Jenna King all were named first team all-CCC.Franklin Monroe’s Daniel Wiseman was to the CCC special mention team in boys soccer while the Jets’ Bryce Robison made the CCC honorable mention team.

 

Adding Marshall multiplies OSU’s options

COLUMBUS – Jalin Marshall was a quarterback at Middletown High School, but he did the math and decided his future in college football was as a receiver.First of all, he was 5-feet, 11-inches tall. And that doesn’t fit the profile big-time college football programs look for in quarterbacks.Secondly, he rushed for more than twice as many yards (4,759) as he passed for (2,239) at Middletown and was a career 43-percent passer. He completed fewer than 50 percent o...

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County volleyball players earn all-conference honors

DARKE COUNTY — Four Darke County volleyball players were named first team all-Cross County Conference by the league.Arcanum’s Alexis Abner, Franklin Monroe’s Morgan Booher, Mississinawa Valley’s Paige Neargarder and Tri-Village’s Raya Mikesell all earned first team all-CCC honors.Ansonia’s Lydia Sink, Arcanum’s Becca Deao, Bradford’s Mindy Brewer, Mississinawa Valley’s Madison Livingston and Tri-Village’s Brooke...

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GHS grad excited to be part of Royals’ success

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Tripp Davis hasn’t been part of the Kansas City Royals organization for long, but it’s exciting for him to see the Royals advance to the World Series for the first time in 29 years.Davis, a Greenville High School alumnus, is a minor league baseball player in the Royals organization. He signed with Kansas City, which is in the playoffs and the World Series for the first time since 1985, as an undrafted free agent in 2013.“It’...

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Bruns named MAC’s top player

VERSAILLES — Versailles senior Lauren Bruns was named the Midwest Athletic Conference volleyball player of the year by the conference.The Tigers’ outside hitter led Versailles with 256 kills this season, and she also led the Tigers with 29 aces. Bruns is Versailles’ first MAC volleyball player of the year since Megan Campbell earned the honor in 2009.Along with Bruns, Versailles right side hitter Christa Puthoff also was named first team all-MAC....

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Wave junior earns top honors

GREENVILLE — Greenville’s Raquel Navas-Davis was named the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division girls tennis player of the year by the conference.Navas-Davis played first singles for Greenville this season, going 16-3 overall and 5-0 in the GWOC North to earn first team all-division honors. The Lady Wave junior is Greenville’s first GWOC North girls tennis player of the year since 2011 when her sister, Sophia, earned the honor.Also, Greenville...

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OSU assistant at peace with return Penn State

COLUMBUS – At its best, Penn State’s Beaver Stadium is one of the loudest, one of the most intimidating football venues in the Big Ten.But Ohio State defensive line coach Larry Johnson says there is an easy way to flip the switch off on all that.“The best way to block the noise out is to score points and play great defense. If you do that, it will be pretty quiet,” he said.Johnson should know. He was a Penn State assistant for 18 years ...

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Shelby discovers 82 points just aren’t enough

Tiffin Columbian’s Cliff Miller ran for 516 yards on just 25 carries in Friday’s game with Shelby. Yet it was a short gain that didn’t even count in the stats that was his biggest carry of the night.Miller scored on a 2-point conversion run in overtime, giving Tiffin Columbian an 83-82 win over Shelby in a wild Northern Ohio League battle.Miller powered Columbian to a 75-54 lead by scoring on 65-, 5-, 2-, 74-, 99- 45-, 37- and 61-yard runs, as well as a...

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Frens, Kester named 1st team all-GWOC North

GREENVILLE — Greenville goalkeepers AJ Frens and Ashton Kester both were named to the Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division’s first teams for boys and girls soccer.Frens was named first team all-GWOC North in boys soccer. He led all GWOC boys soccer players with 218 saves this season.Kester was named first team all-GWOC North in girls soccer. She led all GWOC girls soccer players with 252 goals this season.Additionally, Greenville junior C...

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3 Lady Wave volleyball players named all-GWOC North

GREENVILLE — A trio of Greenville volleyball players earned all-division honors from the Greater Western Ohio Conference.Greenville senior Lindy Cummings was named second team all-GWOC North by the conference.Lady Wave senior Alyssa Baumgardner and Lady Wave sophomore Logan Tabler both were named to the GWOC North’s special mention team.Troy’s Lauren Freed was named the GWOC North volleyball player of the year, and Troy’s Michele Owen w...

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Versailles slips in playoff ratings

COLUMBUS — With two weeks left in the regular season the Versailles football team remains in playoff position, but the Tigers slipped in the standings for the third consecutive week.In the Ohio High School Athletic Association’s fifth weekly computer ratings release of the season, Versailles fell one spot to seventh in Division VI Region 22 this week. Versailles was ranked fourth in its region in the first and second ratings releases of the season following weeks four a...

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No Darke County teams included in state rankings

COLUMBUS — For the second week in a row no Darke County football teams are included in the latest Associated Press state rankings.Versailles was ranked No. 12 in Division VI two weeks ago in the fourth weekly poll of the season but remained out of the state rankings in the most recent installment. The Tigers’ brief inclusion in the poll was the lone time a Darke County football team cracked the state rankings this year.A number of teams with Darke County conn...

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