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Celina dominates late to beat Versailles

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CELINA — The Versailles Tigers played even with the Celina Bulldogs for two-and-a-half quarters, but the Bulldogs dominated the last quarter and a half.The Bulldogs held a slim 6-3 lead with less than two minutes to go in the third quarter. Celina scored three touchdowns in the ensuing six minutes to take down the Tigers 26-3 on Friday night.Both defenses played lights out in the first half. The Bulldogs took a 6-0 lead on a 49-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.The Bulldogs were back in Tiger territory on their next drive, but on a pass to the end zone, cornerback David Stewart played the ball perfectly and intercepted Celina quarterback Caleb Hoying.

 

MV can’t handle Wine, Union City

UNION CITY — Mason Wine ran all over Mississinawa Valley in the Blackhawks’ season opener, tallying 296 yards and four touchdowns as Union City (Indiana) beat MV in a battle of crosstown rivals.Wine, Union City’s senior running back, had almost 87 percent of the Indians’ total offense in the contest and scored all four of the game’s touchdowns.Mississinawa Valley coach Johnny Graher credited Union City’s offensive line for opening hole...

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FM boys soccer team routs National Trail

PITSBURG – The Franklin Monroe Jets boys soccer team defeated the National Trail Blazers 14-0 in FM’s home season opener on Thursday.“We did what we had to do,” FM head coach Danny Diceanu said. “A lot of boys ended up scoring so it wasn’t lopsided. I was pleased with our ball movement and our patience.”The Jets jumped out to a 1-0 lead with just 16 seconds off the game clock with a Brian Robison goal and used a Kyle Ressler goal...

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It’s all connected

When I first heard of the Annie Moses Band, I was excited by the Darke County connection. Well, actually, no real connection exists, but, as most Darke countians are aware, Annie Oakley’s real name was Phoebe Ann Moses (or Mosey, or Mozee – as more history is unearthed, facts from the past can become murkier.) But in any case, the Annie Moses Band seemed like a great fit for Darke County Center for the Arts’ Artists Series, simply because the group’s name directly conn...

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School days and yesterdays

Some people believe summer is over when school starts back up, but those words are coming from those who are heading back to school.For those of us who work jobs that don’t allow a summer break we understand that summer doesn’t officially end until Sept. 21 and that there is still plenty of great weather ahead. Some of us in the working class even believe the fall season is the best time of the year and plan our vacation accordingly. But if we are weekend boaters, cotta...

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On and About Broadway - September

Sept. 1 - Labor Day, the last holiday of the summer. Enjoy the day! Be safe.The Greenville High School (GHS) class of 1953 will not meet this month for their monthly luncheon.Sept. 5 – First Friday will again have free Theater on Third. (Movie begins at dusk.) Bring your chair or blanket, and enjoy the movie. Stores are open from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy meeting friends for shopping, coffee, snacks, etc.

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Stewart returning to competition after fatal crash

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race.The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint car event in upstate New York. Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen the next morning, then skipped races at Michigan and Bristol Motor Speedway.

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Tri-Village boys defeat MV in golf

WINCHESTER, Ind. — The Tri-Village boys golf team beat Mississinawa Valley 173-245 in a Cross County Conference match on Thursday at Winchester Golf Course.Brandon Peters led Tri-Village with a nine-hole round of 42. Also for the Patriots, Brett Boyter shot a 43, Knox Morris shot a 44, Tyler VanWinkle shot a 44, Jonny Wilson shot a 46, and Luke Wheeler shot a 51.Mississinawa Valley’s Josh Rehmert led all golfers with a round of 40. Also for the Blackhawks, Jo...

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Versailles boys golf beats Marion Local

CELINA — The Versailles boys golf team beat Marion Local 171-195 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match on Thursday at the Mercer County Elks Golf Club.Versailles’ Jacob Watren was the medalist as he shot a nine-hole round of 40. Also for the Tigers, Kyle Cotner shot a 42, Griffen Riegle shot a 44, Nicholas Litten-Stonebraker shot a 45, Kyle Christian shot a 51, and Michael Hemmelgarn shot a 55.Adam Kremer led Marion Local with a round of 43. Also for the Fly...

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Lady Trojans golf team defeats Lady Jets

ARCANUM — Arcanum’s girls golf team beat Franklin Monroe 236-281 on Thursday at Beechwood Golf Course.Arcanum’s Abbe Hissong was the match medalist as she shot a nine-hole round of 55. Also for the Lady Trojans, Haleigh Shaffer shot a 59, Franchesca Hackworth shot a 60, Kate Summers shot a 62, and Brenna Loxley shot a 63.Madison Schlamb led Franklin Monroe with a round of 67. Also for the Lady Jets, Lacy Henninger shot a 69, Kalin McCabe shot a 70, Chel...

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Arcanum boys golf beats Franklin Monroe

ARCANUM — The Arcanum boys golf team beat Franklin Monroe 174-217 on Thursday at Beechwood Golf Course.Arcanum’s Justin Hoke was the match medalist with a nine-hole round of 40. Also for the Trojans, Conner Pohl shot a 42, Nathan Kubik shot a 43, Sam Artz shot a 49, Trent Jones shot a 49, and Steven Vanatta shot a 50.Derek Lusher led Franklin Monroe with a round of 51. Also for the Jets, Hunter Rich shot a 55, Bryce Filbrun shot a 56, Noah Koffer shot a 55, J...

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Versailles girls beat Marion to stay unbeaten

VERSAILLES — The Versailles girls golf team beat Marion Local 186-243 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match on Thursday at Stillwater Valley Golf Club.Versailles’ Madison Covault was the medalist as she shot a nine-hole round of 43. Also for the Lady Tigers, Hannah Niekamp shot a 45, Kaitlyn Middendorf shot a 48, Lauren Heitkamp shot a 50, Jorja Pothast shot a 58, and Morgan Middendorf shot a 61.Jessica Hoit led Marion Local with a round of 58. Also for the ...

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Greenville boys golf loses to Butler, Eaton

GREENVILLE — The Greenville boys golf team lost a tri-match to Vandalia-Butler and Eaton on Thursday at Turtle Creek Golf Course.Butler led the match with a 156 while Eaton shot a 162 and Greenville shot a 191.Jason Shields led Greenville with a nine-hole round of 42. Also for the Green Wave, Parker Allison shot a 48, A.J. Bowers shot a 49, Andrew Harshman shot a 52, Drew New shot a 52, and Connor Null shot a 56.The medalist was Butler’s Zach Crawf...

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Arcanum volleyball sweeps Bradford

BRADFORD — The Arcanum volleyball team swept Bradford in a Cross County Conference match on Thursday 25-19, 25-17, 25-20.Alexis Abner led Arcanum with 13 digs, Elle Siculan led with 20 assists, Amanda McGaffic led with nine kills, and Stevie Johnting added eight kills.Bradford also lost a match at Riverside on Tuesday 25-12, 25-12, 25-19.

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Versailles wins battle of defending state champs

MARIA STEIN — Versailles, the defending Division III state champion volleyball team, swept defending Division IV state champion Marion Local 25-12, 25-15, 25-19 in a Midwest Athletic Conference match on Thursday.Versailles improved to 4-0 overall with the win and 1-0 in the MAC.

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Belmont Bison stampede over Ansonia

DAYTON — Going into Thursday night’s season opener, Ansonia knew Belmont had some strong running backs it would have to stop to pick up a win.The Tigers couldn’t slow down the Bison backs enough, though, as Ansonia lost 36-22 to Belmont to begin the 2014 varsity football season.“Congratulations to Belmont on a good victory. I think both teams were a little ragged there at times, but we overcame that,” Ansonia coach Eugene Hoening said. ̶...

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Greenville Municipal Concert Band to present Across the Pond

GREENVILLE - The final concert for the season of the Greenville Municipal Concert Band will be presented this Sunday, at 7:30 p.m.The concert will be held at the Marling Band Shell located in the beautiful Greenville City Park. The concert will be conducted by JR Price.The Greenville Municipal Concert Band is very grateful for the wonderful community support this season for our concerts. This week, the GMCB will present Across the Pond. Our Across the Pond concert will f...

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Versailles drops to 15th in state rankings

COLUMBUS — The Versailles girls fell two spots to No. 15 in the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches’ week one Division III cross country poll.The Versailles girls were ranked 13th in the preseason poll before falling to 15th this week. The Lady Tigers received 15 points in the rankings, which has them tied with Independence.Versailles trails Liberty Center, Coldwater, Minster, Gilmour Academy, St. Thomas Aquinas, Russia, Garaway, Berkshire, Co...

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