Butler can’t handle Springfield’s pressure

Henry Alexander looks to pass

Springfield’s full-court press creates 27 Butler turnovers in 71-51 win.

SPRINGFIELD — Springfield head coach Isiah Carson wanted an improved performance out of Springfield after the Wildcats’ fell down the stretch and lost by seven points to Centerville on Friday. He got what he wanted on Saturday.

Springfield’s relentless full-court, man-to-man defense created 27 turnovers on Saturday. It was too much for Butler to handle. The Wildcats capitalized on the turnovers and scored early and often in a 71-51 win in a GWOC Showcase at Butler’s Student Activity Center.

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Kenton Ridge cheerleader signs with Oregon


Kenton Ridge senior Hannah Blair signs with Oregon Acrobatics and Tumbling team

SPRINGFIELD — A Kenton Ridge cheerleader signed with the country’s top acrobatics and tumbling teams. Hannah Blair, a senior, signed a letter of intent with Oregon last Wednesday.

Oregon has won four NCATA national titles since [Read more…]

Ashland downs Cedarville in Don Callan Classic

CEDARVILLE — A big first half lifted Ashland to a 75-60 win over Cedarville on Saturday night in the championship game of the third annual Don Callan Classic.

After a slow start by both teams, Ashland took control in the first half. The Eagles took the lead with a basket with 15:19 left in half and never looked back. Ashland outscored Cedarville 36-21 in the first half.

Cedarville shot 26 percent from the field in the first half. Ashland dominated the rebounding 23-14 in first half. [Read more…]

Tecumseh at Mount Healthy | TBSN Audio Extra

Mount Healthy capitalized on four first-half interceptions and jumped out to quick lead against Tecumseh on Friday night. The Owls beat Tecumseh 39-0 and advance to face Kings next Friday in a regional semifinal. Read more about Friday’s game here. Listen to postgame interviews with Tecumseh senior quarterback Camren Moore, running back Conner Henry, and head coach Kent Massie below. If you missed Top Billing Sports’ broadcast of the game, you can listen to the game in its entirety on our Broadcast Archives page.

Camren Moore Postgame Interview

Conner Henry Postgame Interview

Kent Massie Postgame Interview

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Tippecanoe rolls over Kenton Ridge in rematch

Austin Clack runs

Jakob Prall scores three touchdowns as Red Devils advance.

SPRINGFIELD — Kenton Ridge entered a Div. III regional quarterfinal with momentum heading into a rematch with Tippecanoe. The Cougars got that momentum in a three-point victory over Tippecanoe last Friday. But Tippecanoe didn’t allow that momentum to carry over into last night’s game.

Tippecanoe defeated Kenton Ridge 42-8 in a Division III regional quarterfinal game at Richard L. Phillips Field.

A big second quarter was key for Tippecanoe. The Red Devils led 7-0 after the first quarter and then scored 21 points to take a 28-0 halftime lead. [Read more…]

Early turnovers doom Tecumseh against Mount Healthy

Tecumseh running back Tyler Pruitt runs during a Division II playoff game on Friday night. (Top Billing Sports Photos by Bryant Billing)

Mount Healthy capitalizes on four Tecumseh turnovers in the first half.

CINCINNATI — Four interceptions in the first half against the SWOC’s top defense was too much for Tecumseh to overcome. Mount Healthy scored on three on its four drives en route to a 39-0 win over the Arrows in a Div. II regional quarterfinal on Friday night.

Mount Healthy picked off five Camren Moore passes in the game, including four in the first half. The Owls’ first three scoring drives came as a result of interceptions.

David Montgomery scored Mount Healthy’s first touchdown on a 6-yard run with 6:11 left in the first half. The extra point was blocked, but the Owls led 6-0. [Read more…]

Two Clark, three Champaign County teams make playoffs


Kenton Ridge will host Tippecanoe in a rematch of week ten’s thriller.

SPRINGFIELD — Kenton Ridge is in the playoffs for the third time in school history, and will host the school’s second home playoff game next Friday.

The OHSAA released playoff pairings earlier this afternoon, making it “official” for the Cougars (9-1). Joe Eitel and Drew Pasteur’s websites projected that Kenton Ridge clinched a berth after a win over Stebbins on Oct. 24.

Tecumseh is the only other Clark County school that qualifies for the playoffs. West Liberty-Salem, Mechanicsburg, and Triad also qualify for the playoffs from Champaign County.

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