Category Archives: Regional Sports

Zach Avery stiff-arms Jeremy Zebrowski

Shawnee puts together complete game against Carroll

Shawnee commits no turnovers in 34-9 win over Carroll.

DAYTON — It was the complete game Shawnee had been looking for. After committing 10 turnovers in the last six quarters the Braves played, they didn’t turn the ball over at all against Carroll in a nonconference game.

The lack of turnovers and a solid rushing attack led by Zach Avery helped lead Shawnee to a 34-9 win over Carroll in a nonconference game at Patriot Stadium on Friday night.

Big scoring plays lead Miamisburg to blowout win over Troy

Miamisburg scores five touchdowns in the second quarter to run away from Troy.

TROY — After scoring three points in the first quarter, the Miamisburg Vikings exploded for a 35-point second quarter to defeat the Troy Trojans 45-14 on Friday night at Troy Memorial Stadium.

With a 3-0 lead after the first, Miamisburg got the ball on their own 9-yard line after a Troy punt pinned them back. But the Vikings went 91 yards on 13 plays. Viking quarterback Jake Schoenberger scored from one yard out for the first touchdown of the game.


Pick ‘Em: Not one, but two streams tonight on TBSN

Our second stream is debuted tonight when Lakota East travels to Northmont.

We’re excited about the debut of our second stream tonight. Our first GWOC Game of the Week is Lakota East at Northmont.

Jacob Wise will have the call of six Northmont games this season on Top Billing Sports. All games will air on our second stream. As with our main stream, you can listen to stream 2 on any computer or smartphone.

Mistakes on offense cost Troy against Northwest

Northwest returns a fumble and interception for touchdowns in the fourth quarter of 23-0 win over Troy.

CINCINNATI — Mistakes on offense hampered Troy in a nonconference game against Cincinnati Northwest at Cardinal Stadium. Northwest returned an interception and a fumble for touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away in a 23-0 win.

Northwest led 11-0 heading into the fourth quarter. The Knights’ Payton Brown intercepted a pass from Troy quarterback Hayden Kotwica and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown, and then returned a fumble and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown in the last minute of the game.

Troy’s defense was able to contain Northwest in the game. The Trojans’ defense gave up just one of Northwest’s touchdowns and one field goal in the game.

Nick McCaughey looks to throw

Pick ‘Em: The problems with a running clock

Troy head coach Scot Brewer: “We need the reps and want to stay out on the field.”

SPRINGFIELD It didn’t take long for the running clock to get noticed. There were many blowouts across the Miami Valley last week (as there are every week). Many people got to experience the new mercy rule that OHSAA adopted earlier this year for the first time.

We experienced it last Friday in Trotwood’s win over Springfield. The Rams scored midway through the third quarter to push their lead over 30 points. The required message was read over the public address system, and the clock ran for the rest of the game. And man, did the rest of the game fly by after the running clock started.

Tecumseh running back Camren Moore runs with pressure from a Fairborn defender in a game in 2012. Moore ran for 71 yards and led Tecumseh with 14 tackles against Fairborn last Friday. (Top Billing Sports Photos by Bryant Billing

Butler hopes to improve on defense against Tecumseh

Aviators allowed 641 yards against Shawnee; Tecumseh had 205 yards on offense against Fairborn.

SPRINGFIELD — The debut of Tecumseh’s new offense didn’t light up the scoreboard last Friday night. The Arrows’ had 205 yards with their new spread offense and didn’t score.

None of which upsets Butler head coach Greg Bush. The Aviators (1-0) will travel to Spitzer Stadium next Friday to play Tecumseh (1-0) in a nonconference game.

Bush isn’t sad to see Tecumseh’s wing-t go, and isn’t sad the Aviators’ next opponent struggled on offense in its first game. The Aviators allowed 641 yards in their first game against Shawnee.

Phillip Banks runs

Photo Gallery: Trotwood at Springfield

Trotwood beat Springfield 34-6 on Friday in both teams’ season opener. The Rams held Springfield to 137 yards of offense and intercepted two passes. Springfield will try to rebound next week when it travels to Shawnee.

Chaminade Julienne quarterback Jacob Harrison throws in the third quarter of the Eagles' win over Troy last night at Heidkamp Stadium. Harrison threw for three touchdowns and rushed for one score in the game.

Chaminade-Julienne rolls over Troy in opener

Jacob Harrison throws for 215 yards and three touchdowns to help lead CJ over Trojans.

TROY — It took three passing plays for Chaminade-Julienne to score against Troy in a season opener on Friday night at Troy Memorial Stadium. Those three plays served as a preview of what was to follow.

The Eagles came to Troy and flexed their superior offensive power over the Trojans 42-7 .

Zach Avery runs

Opinion: Five prep football questions on eve of kickoff

Top Billing Sports starts its 2014 football broadcast season with Trotwood at Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD — I’m a basketball guy. Everyone has their favorite sport, and basketball will always be my favorite. I assume the reason is conditioning. I was brought to basketball games by my father (Top Billing Sports writer Robert Billing) when I was a toddler. I grew up with the excitement of hoops.

And my childhood years in Clark County coincided with the best basketball the county’s ever seen. My first hoops memories are watching Johnny Carson and Ajamu Gaines at South, watching North’s state semifinalist teams, and watching Catholic Central’s teams with Jason Collier.

But as much as I like basketball, there’s nothing better than the start of football season. It’s simply a matter of it being “the” fall sport. It’s the biggest sport that comes after the dry period of summer. There’s months of anticipation for the sport. The start of basketball  especially in recent years where it starts up so close to Thanksgiving  is hardly noticed.

Nathan Mays looks to throw

CBC Mad River Division 2014 football preview

Urbana looks to claim fifth-straight Mad River Division title; Indian Lake, Northwestern look to threaten.

URBANA — The Urbana Hillclimbers have won 19 conference games in a row and don’t want the streak to end this season. Urbana returns plenty on both sides of the ball for the streak to continue.

Senior quarterback Nathan Mays returns to leads the Hillclimbers for a fourth year. He’s already thrown for over 7,000 passing yards in his previous three seasons as a starter. Mays threw for 3,071 yards and 32 touchdowns last year.