Category Archives: Regional Sports

Troy’s defense lifts Trojans to win over Sidney

Troy earns its first win of the season by shutting down Sidney’s offense.

TROY — Sidney was no match for Troy’s defense. The Trojans held Sidney to negative yards on offense in the first half and forced punts on every drive.

The defensive performance helped Troy earn a 27-0 victory over Sidney on Friday. The win was Troy’s first this season and broke the program’s eight-game losing streak.

Sidney had negative yards on offense in the first half. The Yellow Jackets punted on every possession in the first half except for a fake punt that came up short.

Dick’s weekend football weather forecast: Oct. 17

Rain showers dominated the area this week. They ended late Thursday. An area of cooler and drier conditions moves in for Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18. Even so, the playing fields could remain wet.

The weather conditions should be mostly clear skies, light winds, and Friday night 7 p.m. game time temperatures in the middle 50s.

Dae'Shawn Jackson catches pass

Pick ‘Em: Is rain the great equalizer on the gridiron?

Did Bellefontaine struggle in the mud at Tippecanoe after getting used to turf?

Bellefontaine was lambasted at Tippecanoe on a muddy grass field last week. Kenton Ridge sloshed through a surprisingly easy victory over Shawnee. It was a game where even Shawnee head coach Rick Meeks knew that his team had to get some offense going in the second half because traction would be at a minimum.

Bellefontaine is a speed-oriented team on its home AcuSport Stadium, which has artificial turf. Was the muddy field in Tipp City’s park a factor in their loss to the Red Devils last week?

Trotwood runs away from Troy in second half

Troy holds Trotwood scoreless in the first half but Rams score four TDs in second half.

TROY — After a scoreless first half, Trotwood-Madison scored 28 points in second half to defeat Troy 28-0.

Trotwood running back Harrison Johnson scored from 4 yards out with 6:42 left in third quarter to finish off a 45-yard drive in six plays to get the Rams’ scoring going. Harrison finished game with 117 yards rushing on nine attempts.

Early in fouth quarter, Trotwood scored again with workhorse running back Breland Cosby. Cospy, who rushed 31 times for 171 yards, scored from 2 yards out.  The two-point conversion was successful and Rams led 14-0.

Kenton Ridge 34, Shawnee 14 Postgame Interviews

Kenton Ridge beat Shawnee 34-14 in a Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail Division game at Richard L. Phillips Field on Friday night. Mitchell Schneider threw for three touchdowns, and Jayden Davis had a 65-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to help put the game away and also had two second-half interceptions. Justin Conley and two touchdown receptions for the Cougars. Listen to interviews with Kenton Ridge head coach Joel Marratta and Shawnee head coach Rick Meeks below.

Joel Marratta Postgame Interview

Rick Meeks Postgame Interview

Shawnee running back Zach Avery runs during a game against Carroll on Sept. 12. Avery has run for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns this season for the Braves. (Top Billing Sports Photos by Bryant Billing)

Pick ‘Em: Who’s in, who’s out of playoff picture

Tecumseh and Kenton Ridge in good shape, Shawnee improves after win over Tippecanoe.

With only four games left in the regular season, the picture of what area teams are contending for playoff berths is clearing.

With Drew Pasteur’s Fantastic 50 and Joe Eitel as our guides, let’s take a look at who will be playing in week 11 and who can start prepping for winter sports.

In Clark County, three CBC games have bright playoff hopes.

Clay Guillozet returns to lead Greenville over Troy

Guillozet was in street clothes in warm-ups and led Greenville with 185 yards on offense.

GREENVILLE — After taking a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, Troy thought it chances to get its first win of the season looked good. But Greenville quarterback Clay Guillozet wasn’t going to let that happen.

Guillozet ran for a 39-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to give Greenville a 14-10 lead and complete the Green Wave’s comeback victory. Troy got the ball back a couple of times in the fourth quarter, but Greenville forced Troy to punt every time.

It was Guillozet’s first game back since he suffered a fractured wrist in Greenville’s season opener against Eaton. Guillozet completed 11 of 20 passes for 112 yards and rushed for 78 yards in the game.


Pick ‘Em: Do CBC crossover games need to change?

The CBC Kenton Trail gets underway with two heavyweight games on Friday with Tecumseh at Kenton Ridge and Tippecanoe at Shawnee.

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. A tale of two cities, or in this case two divisions, speaks for itself.

The Central Buckeye Conference is split into two divisions, and this season they cannot be too different.

The six teams in the Kenton Trail Division have an overall record of 25-5, with three teams at 5-0. The worst record of any team in the conference is 3-2 (both Shawnee and Stebbins).

Dick’s weekend football weather forecast: Oct. 3

Cold front will bring rain, storms and possibly disrupt week six games.

A strong cold front will be moving through the area on Friday, Oct. 3, with rain showers and thunderstorms expected along and ahead of it. The rainfall could be heavy locally, causing wet fields.

There could possibly be gusty winds with the rain showers and thunderstorms at kickoff time at 7 p.m. Game time temperatures will be in the middle to the upper 50’s.

Noah Ballard runs

Photo Gallery: Springfield at Butler

Springfield beat Butler 35-13 on Friday night at Butler’s Memorial Field. Springfield improves to 2-3 win the win, while Butler falls to 1-4. Springfield travels to Wayne next Friday, while Butler hosts Piqua.