The home stretch

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — As the playoff picture begins to come into focus for Miami County football teams, one thing is certain — Troy will not be a part of it.Not that anyone could tell Friday night.Troy picked up its first win of the season in Week 7, turning in a dominating defensive performance in a 27-0 victory over Sidney. The win set off a raucous celebration on the Troy sidelines.While he was h...

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Troy grad Yenney closing in on end of her career

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comLOUISVILLE, Ky. — Erin Yenney is preparing for the stretch run of her college soccer career.Yenney — a record-setting soccer player at Troy High School — currently is a senior on the University of Louisville women’s soccer team. Yenney has started all 15 of the Cardinals’ matches this season. She is second on the team in shots on goal (11) and has recorded one goal and one assist this season....

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County grads continue to contribute

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comMIAMI COUNTY — Another college football Saturday, another big day for Miami County graduates.As has become custom this season, three former local football players all turned in contributions for their Mid-American Conference football teams Saturday as Covington graduate A.J. Ouellette, Bethel High School graduate Gus Schwieterman and Troy High School graduate Miles Hibbler all continued to mark their marks at the colleg...

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Barrett runs, passes OSU past Rutgers

COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State is on an historic roll and quarterback J.T. Barrett is leading the way.The freshman completed his first nine passes, ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and threw for three more scores to lead the 13th-ranked Buckeyes past Rutgers 56-17 on Saturday.It marked the first time Ohio State has scored at least 50 points in four games in a row in its 125 years of competition.“I’m focusing on getting the offense better ever...

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Trojans advance

By Josh Brownjbrown@civitasmedia.comTROY — Many of Troy’s regular starters got some rest Saturday.They know what to expect in Tuesday’s sectional title game.Still, the fifth-seeded Trojans took care of business in Saturday’s Division I sectional semifinal girls soccer game, scoring four first-half goals and cruising to a 6-0 victory over No. 18 West Carrollton at Troy Memorial Stadium.Troy (11-6-1) will now face th...

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Greatest single-game performances in Troy history

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comTROY — On any given Friday, history can be made.The Troy football team is proof of that.With its history of stellar talent, the Trojans have put up numerous monster games by individual players — some of which still litter the Ohio High School Athletic Association record books.Some of the greatest individual one-game performances in Trojan history are so gaudy they almost defy belief. Needless...

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Wild World Series: Perfect Royals vs tested Giants

By The Associated PressLorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and James Shields starting big games, with lights-out bullpens poised to close ‘em.The playoff-perfect Kansas City Royals. The tried-and-tested San Francisco Giants.A pair of wild cards, set to begin the World Series on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium in a matchup offering most...

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No slowing down

By Josh Brownjbrown@civitasmedia.comVANDALIA — Even with Piqua on a lengthy run and leading in the middle of the second game, Troy volleyball coach Michelle Owen didn’t call timeout.She knew she didn’t need to.“When you call timeout, you can give the other team a little extra momentum,” she said. “They see that you’re struggling a little and pick it up a little more. But with the personnel I had on the court...

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Dillahunt’s big night propels TC to win

By David Fong and Josh Browndfong@civitasmedia.comjbrown@civitasmedia.comTROY — The only thing that could stop Luke Dillahunt Friday night was the Ohio High School Athletic Association.The Troy Christian running back had nearly 300 yards rushing and five touchdowns by halftime of the Eagles’ 62-30 win over Fayetteville Friday night. He finished with 17 carries for 397 rushing yards — an average of 23.4 yards per carry — and s...

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Trojans pick up first win

By David Fongdfong@civitasmedia.comTROY — One week ago, Anthony Shoop made his teammates a promise.“The way we came out and played against Trotwood, we were a whole different team,” said Shoop, a senior linebacker on the Troy football team. “We came out and played hard-nosed football. Troy teams have a history of playing hard-nosed football. I told them I wanted to end my senior season with three wins — and that if we came out and...

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Ohio HS football scores: Week 8

By The Associated PressFriday’s ScoresPREP FOOTBALLAkr. Buchtel 41, Akr. Ellet 21Akr. East 36, Akr. Firestone 22Akr. Hoban 27, Parma Padua 14Akr. Manchester 50, Massillon Tuslaw 20Akr. SVSM 49, Warrensville Hts. 16Andover Pymatuning Valley 30, Thompson Ledgemont 0Anna 48, New Bremen 6Ansonia 36, Union City Mississinawa Valley 6...

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